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Austria's Martial Action Bears on Servian Trouble
Emperor Francis Joseph's Warships Will Also
Make Demonstration Off Port of Durazzo
left several thousand dead before thej
Turkish outerworks. Not much cred- j
ence, however, is placed in this report, j
Elsewhere in the war zone the mili- j
tary situation is unchanged. The Ser- J
vian forces- advancing toward the
Adriatic are meeting with hardships
!■ the barren mountainous country,i
which is buried deep in snow.
The Bulgarians have occupied the
important town of Dedeaghatch, the
terminus of the Saloniki railway on
the Aegean sea.
The Turkish cruiser Hamedieh came
into port at Constantinople today dam
aged from a Bulgarian torpedo. The
Turkish claims that the Hamldieh j
sank two of the Bulgarian torpedo
boats with which it was engaged yes
terday has not yet been confirmed.
The peace negotiations are believed
by diplomats to have only been sus
pended by reason of Turkey's refusal
to accept the first offer of the allies,
and to them the Turkish position ap
pears to be one of awaiting expectantly
for another bid.
The best opinion in London is that
a compromise will be effected by the
belligerents and that the powers are
using their good offices behind the
scenes with this end in view.
Reports from Sofia say Turkey's re
jection of the preferred terms for an
armistic occasioned no surprise there.
Three Bulgarians, representing the
three northern kingdoms, have started
for the front with the expectation of
meeting the Turkish peace plenipo
A cessation of hostilities is not neces
sarily expected to follow the departure ,
of the representatives of the allies on
the mission of peace.
Whatever basis for an armistice may
be reached, it is expected it will leave
in abeyance the amount of territory
Turkey will be permitted to retain. The
compact, it Is believed, will include Bui- i
garias renunciation of Intention to
eater Constantinople.
Reports from Vienna announce that
the Albanians will proclaim their in- |
dependence tomorrow at Durazzo, from
which place the Servians are within a
five or six days' march. Vienna reports
ire that there will be a joint Italian
and Austrian naval demonstration off
that port.
The visit of the Austrian crown i
prince to Kmperor William, which is
officially stated to be for the purpose
of keeping a long standing shooting
engagement, and a Berlin dispatch say
inp the Austrian field marshal. Yon
Schemau spent the day there in con
sultation with General Count yon
Moltke, chief of staff of the German
army, keep alive speculation concern
ing the plans of the triple alliance.
No diplomatic secret was ever bet
ter kept than the terms of the Balkan
alliance, but signs of differences over ■
f division of spoils are cropping out. j
The Greek semiofficial press claims that'
the issue of the war would have been
greatly different except for the im
mense services of the Greek fleet in ,
preventing 200,000 Turks from Asia j
Minor joining the army in Thrace. The t
claim also Is made that the Greek
army and fleet have accomplished as i
much as the three other allies com- J
According to the Chronicle's Vienna ]
correspondent three classes of the Aus- t
trian reservists have been called out.
About 300,000 men, he says, have
massed around the Servian frontier,
and equally steady preparations are
?oing forward in Galicia.
"It is reported tonight that the Don ;
Cossacks have been mobilized and that !
the Russian authorities are holding all j
available rolling stock on the lines I
running" to the Austrian frontier," says
a dispatch to the Dally Mail from
"Five large bridges spanning the j
Danube here have been closely watched j
since yesterday. The sentries have j
been doubled in order to prevent any I
tampering with the bridges. On the !
whole, safety depends on the railway ,
communications with the northern part
of the empire.
"During the last fortnight all the
troops that conveniently could be \
spared have been drafted toward the
Bosnian and Russian frontier, and the i
possibility of the southern Slavs prov- j
ing unreliable in a war against Russia
or Servia has been guarded against by i
a careful redistribution of the troops.
"According to my information, Aus
tria is counting on Roumanian support I
in the event of a war with Russia, j
which is rumored to be massing troops
on the line facing Pomeranla. The J
Germans are said to be sending forces I
Into Pomerania."
A dispatch to the same newspaper
from Cracow, Galicia, says:
"There are great military prepara
tions here. The reserves have been
called out and masses of troops are
marching through the city."
The correspondent of the Daily Mail j
al Sarayeve, capital of Bosnia, learns
that all the preliminaries of mobiliza
tion have been completed, and says re
inforcements are arriving there in
large numbers.
From Sofia the correspondent of the
Dally Mail reports that one Servian
and two Greek divisions, consisting al-.
together of 36,000 men, are being sent
to help the Bulgarians at Tchatalja.
A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph,
dated Friday at Durazzo, says: "There
is apprehension here owing to the re
port that the Montenegrins have
reached the northern bank of the river
Mat, thus being within five or six
days of Durazzo. The river, however, is
in flood and 100 yards wide and no
boats are available."
Telegraphing from Mustapha Pasha,
Friday, the Daily Telegraph's corre
spondent says: "The bombardment of
Adrianople proceeds furiously. It be
came intense at 2 o'clock this morning.
The Turks replied hotly with all their
guns. They attempted sallies, but were
repulsed' with much slaughter. New
positions and forts have been cap
tured. In this fighting occurred by
far the heaviest firing of the siege."
SOFIA, Nov. 22.—Dr. S. Daneff, presi
dent of the Bulgarian parliament; Gen
oral Savoff, Bulgarian commander in
chief, and General Fiteheff. the chief of
of the Bulgarian army, have been
appointed Bulgarian plenipotentiaries
for the negotiations of an armistice be
tween the Turkish and Bulgarian
armies. They will proceed immediately
to the Tchatalja lines to meet the
Turkish plenipotentiaries there.
Now that the delegates have been ap
pointed it is expected her*? that formal
negotiations will begin within 24 hours.
The rejection of the preliminary con
ditions by the Turks caused little sur
prise here. The Bulgarians expected to
encounter the Turkish propensity for
bargaining, and therefore demanded
more than they expected to obtain.
The allies are prepared to grant
reasonable modifications of their terms
and are confident that Turkey will
finally agree to them.
As they do not fear that delay will
cause them any serious disadvantage.
the Bulgarians are all the more ready
to make concessions, because they are
anxious to settle affairs with Turkey
without the intervention of the powers.
It is asserted that the Bulgarian
cabinet has given the European pow
ers the assurance that the Bulgarian
troop-- will not enter Constantinople,
and that this will obviate interference
from Europe.
After the special meeting of the Bui- I
garian cabinet today it was declared in
well informed circles that an imme
diate resumption of hostilities was im
Why Turkey Rejected Terms
jection by Turkey of the conditions of
fered for an armistice between the op
posing armies has been communicated
to the Bulgarian government.
One of the causes for the rejection
was the opinion held in official circles
in Constantinople that the condition im
posed by deprived the Turks
of the possibility of resuming hostili
ties in the event of the failure of the
plenipotentiaries to settle terms. This,
from the Turkish point of view, meant
no armistice at all. Such conditions, it
is held here, are only made when it is
a, question of the preliminaries of peace
■md by accepting such terms as those
presented by the allies Turkey will be
binding herself hand and foot.
It is further Insisted that Turkey has
not sunk to that degree of impoteney
which would compel her to accept such
The terms stipulated by the Balkan
states provided for the surrender of
Adrianople with its garrison, for the
evacuation of the Tchatalja lines in
front of Constantinople and for the
surrender of Scutari, Durazzo and
Dibra. No mention is made of Con
stantinople or the Dardanelles.
SOFIA, Nov. 22.—The Bulgarian troops
havp occupied Dodeaghatcfh, on the gulf
of Enos, and Malgtera, about 40 miles
northward therefrom, which opens the
entire territory west of Constantinople
for the advance of the allies on the cap
ThoJtfir says the Turks made a sortie
from Adrianople Wednesday with the
purpose of recapturing Kartaltepe fort,
but were repulsed, leaving 300 dead on
the field.
M. Panas, the Greek minister here,
and Captain Frantzis, Greek military
attache at Constantinople, who is now
attached to the Bulgarian army head
quarters, have been appointed to repre
sent Greece in the armistice negotia
tions. Servia and Montenegro both will
be represented by the Bulgarian pleni
Greeks Moving to Front
LONDON, Nov. 23.—Telegraphing from
Constantinople, the correspondent of the
Standard says: "Much alarm is felt here
over a report that 30,000 Greeks have
left the neighborhood of Monastir for
Katarina harbor, whence they will be
shipped for the gulf of Saros, north of
the Dardanelles, in order to seize the
Dardanelles and reinforce the allied
army at Tctoatalja."
Waships Shell Bulgaria
LONDON, Nov. 22.—Dispatches from
Constantinople state that when the Bul
garians began their efforts to break
through the Turkish lines today they
were prevented from doing so by the
fire of the Turkish warships.
latest information from Turkish army
headquarters is that there was only
slight skirmishing today and several
unimportant outpost fights. No men
tion is made in the dispatches of the
armistice pourparlers and it is under
stood they have not yet been resumed.
A dispatch today from Nazim Pasha,
the Turkish generalisslmo,#says:
"There was a slight cannonade on
our right wing today. The enemy's
battery in the environs of Ezseddin
fired on our works at Mektebharbich,
to which our batteries replied. In re
connaisances on the left wing we col
lected a quantity of army effects
abandoned by the enemy. The Bul
garians also bombarded Biyuk Chek
medye. on the Sea of Marmora, firing
SO shells. The fleet replied and silenced
the enemy's guns.
"Last night our reconnaisances ad
vanced as far as the village of Ezzed
din and drove back the enemy, inflict
ing a heavy loss and silencing artillery
posted on the heights near the village.
At intervals this morning the enemy's
batterlesMn the environs of Ezzeddin
reopened fire but the effects of the
cannonade were unimportant."
Another telegram sent by Nazim
Pasha at 9 o'clock tonight says recon
naisances by his mjen within a radius
of four or five miles from the center
of the Tchatalja lines showed the
ground littered with the bodies of sev
eral thousand Bulgarians.
BERLIN. Nov. 22.—Archduke Fran*
Ferdinand, crown prince of Austria-
Hungary, arrived here today for a con
ference with Emperor William con
cerning the situation In the Balkans.
He was welcomed at the railway sta
tion by Emperor William, and both pro
ceeded immediately for Hanover for a
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city of Adrianople. Several aeroplanes have been used by the Bulgarians during the war with satisfactory results.
Affiliated Unions Will Be
Asked for Money for
the Defense
ROCHESTER, N. V., Nov. 22.—The
American Federatyon of Labor decided
today to ask the unions affiliated with
lt to raise money for the defense of
the alleged dynamiters ■who are on trial
at Indianapolis.
The resolution also urged that the
njen on trial be "not convicted In ad
vance or the decision In their cases be
Influenced" by the alleged fact that cer
tain corporations and a private detec
tive agency "are clamoring for a con
It was decided by a vote of 15,761
to 1,322, more than the two-thirds ma
jority required, to revoke the charter
of the International Association of
Steam and Hot Water Fitters and
The convention also refused to take
any action in the dispute betwen fac
tions ot the International Brotherhood
of Electrical Workers and reaffirmed
! ita dectelo* that only tttetattion af
filiated with the federation is legal.
Other resolutions adopted favor the
initiative, referendum and recall, In
cluding the recall of judges; popular
i election of United States senators,
workingmen's compensation with the
retention of employers' liability, old age
pensions and the repeal or amendment
of the Sherman antitrust law to pre
vent the prosecution of labor unions
under Its provisions.
The report of the committee on
! president's report was adopted and dl
i rectly afterward James B. Conroy of
! the International Brotherhood of
j Foundry Employes presented the mo
j tion urging International and local la
bor bodies to give financial assistance
to the accused men. The motion was
adopted without a dissenting vote.
Tho president's report committee de
fined the attitude of the federation In
the so called "dynamiting cases," In
cluding the McNamara cases, In these
The American labor movement,
as represented in the American
Federation of Labo*, will neither
countenance nor condone any one
who, under the cloak of trades
unionism, undertakes to carry on
a criminal -warfare on society.
That some of these men are guilty
Of carrying on such a warfare
appears from the confessions they
have made relative to their con
nection with these crimes. That
every man must be considered In
nocent until he lias been proved
guilty has always been accepted
as a fundamental principle of our
jurisprudence, and in the consid
eration of his case before the
courts he is entitled to a fair and
impartial trial.
The convention's refusal to act in
the Electrical Workers' dispute in
volved a refusal to return the charter
of the Alameda County (Cal.) Central
Labor union.
Prosecution of Cash Register Ofßclals
Promises to Be Protracted
CINCINNATI, Nov. 23.—That the trial
of President John H. Patterson and 29
other officials or former officials of the
National Cash Register company of
Dayton, 0., who are charged in the
United States district court here with
violating the criminal section of the
Sherman anti-trust act, will be a long
drawn out affair was foreshadowed to
day when the examination of the first
witness, started yesterday, failed to end
before court adjourned today.
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Because of Wrong Informa
tion Regarding Schedule
LONDON.' Nov. 22.—A dispatch to a
news agency from St. Petersburg says
an unsuccessful attempt was made
Monday to wreck the train on which
Emperor Nicholas and members of the
Russian imperial family were return
ing from Spala to Tsarkoe-Selo, by
tearing up the rails near Koslowa
Ruda. The correspondent adds that,
owing to misinformation as to when
the train was due, the work of the
would be wreckers was done after the
train had passed the spot picked out
for its ditching.
Roosevelt's Assailant Found
to Be a Victim of
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 22.—John
Schrank, who shot Colonel Theodore
Roosevelt on the night of October 14
in Milwaukee, is insane and late this
afternoon was committed by Municipal
Judge Backus to the Northern Hospital
for the Insane, near Oshkosh, until
JOdge Backus' ruling said:
"The court now finds that the de
fendant, John Schrank, Is insane and
therefore incapacitated to act for him
self. It is therefore ordered and ad
judged that the defendant, John
Schrank, be committed to the Northern
Hospital for the Insane, near Oshkosh,
in the county of Winnebago, state of
Wisconsin, until such time as he
shall have recovered from such insan
ity, when he shall be returned to this
court for further proceedings .Accord
ing to law.
"And it is further ordered that all
proceedings in this case tie stayed in
definitely until such recovery."
Before being led back to jail to await
preparations for the trip to the asylum
Schrank said:
"I had expected that they would find
me insane, because it was in the p?rperfe
two days ago. I want to say now that
I am sane and know what I am doing
all the time. I am not a lunatic and
never was one. I was called upon to
do a duty and have done it.
"The commission has sworn away my
life. Each member went on the stand
and said I was incurably Insane. They
can do what they want with me now.
They can bury me alive if they see fit.
I don't care what happens now."
Commitment was pronounced after
the presentation of an exhaustive re
port of the commission in which the
defendant was unanimously adjudged
Special Dispatch to Tbe Call
NEW YORK. Nov. 22.—The 11,000
shares of Pacific Gas and Electric com
mon stock which, .Samuel Insull an
nounced, was sold to a New York In
terest at $65. was purchased for the
Electric Investment corporation re
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and associates.
Former Senator's Son Killed
Boarder Who Slandered
His Wife
Special Dispatch to The Call
WOODLAND, Nov. 22.—The trial of
George R. Carey, charged with the mur
der of Charles Dodge at Davis in
February, 1911. was concluded here this
evening. The case was submitted to
the Jury at 3:30 o'clock, and on the first
ballot Carey was acquitted.
Carey Is the son of the late Senator
R- S. Carey of Sacramento and a nephew ,
of former Attorney General J. F. Carey
of San Francisco. He married Miss Ida
Hood of Dixon. Dodge, the man killed
by Carey, was at one time a boarder in
the Carey household and. was treated
like a member of the family. After a
quarrel Dodge took up his abode else
Rumors reached Carey that Dodge
was talking about Mrs. Carey. Carey
and his wife testified Carey went to her
and demanded an explanation. On a
promise that he would make no trouble,
Mrs. Carey admitted thaV Dodge had
made an effort to have improper rela
tions with her and had fried to induce
her to leave her home. Mrs. Carey in
sisted on going to Dodge and demand
ing an apology.
After Mrs. Carey had gone a short
distance her husband overtook her, and
they went together in search of Dodge.
Standing at the door of the Hunt ho
tel, Mrs. Caroy observed Dodge ap
proaching. .Mrs. Carey stepped out, at
tempted to stop Dodge and demanded
to know why he had been slandering
her. Dodge put his hands on her, at
tempted to shove her to one side, and
in the struggle both fell. While they
were down Carey began to shoot. Dodge
was fatally wounded with the first shot,
but Carey continued to shoot until his
revolver was empty.
The theory of the proseouting attor
ney was that Dodge had secured some
damaging evidence against the ' -
reys in relation to the signing of some
deeds transferring property from the
late J. M. Hood, father of Mrs. Carey,
to her and her daughter. The prose
cution held that the motive for the
killing was to put Dodge out of the way
so he could not testify against the
Carey was arrested and tried in July
and the jury failed to agree.
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Records Show if Campaign
Matter Had Paid Rate
Department Would
Have Surplus
WASHINGTON. Nov. 22. — Political
campaign material transmitted free of
postage through tbe malls accounted,
according to the records, for the dif
ference between a postal surplus and a
postal deficit for the last fiscal year,
ending June 30.
An account of franked mail forwarded
for congress, the executive departments
and other government institutions
shows that postage at the ordinary
rate on this matter would have net
ted the government nearly $20,00 D,OOO.
About $3,250,000 of this would have
.been paid on political documents.
The postal service handled during
the year 310.240,000 pieces of franked
mail, weighing 61,377,000 pounds. Dur
ing the presidential and congressional
primary campaign in the last quarter
of tl*e fiscal year, as disclosed by com
parison with the amounts of free mat
ter sent during corresponding periods
of previous years, an extraordinary
amount of franked matter was sent
through the mails at public expense.
This matter consisted of political re
ports and records of all kinds.
It was computed that the total weight
of this franked matter was between
7,000,000 and 8,000.000 pounds, all of
which was transmitted as first class i
Commenting upon these figures. Post- j
master General Hitchcock, who has
long urged that restrictions be thrown
around the use of the franking privi
lege, said today:
"The unusual expense entailed upon
the postal service through the trans
mission by mail of the great amount of
political matter during the primary
campaign created a temporary deficit
for the first time In two years, the
total expenditures for the fiscal year
of 1912 aggregating $248,525,000, while
the total revenue amounted to $246,
--744,000. Had lt not been for the cost j
of carrying franked political mall, the
postal account would have shown a
surplus of more than $1,000,000 Instead
.of a deficit of $1,781,000."
Computations of expenditures and
revenue Indicate, however, that since
the close of the last fiscal year the
postal service once more Is on a self
supporting basis. November 1, the
latest date of available figures, it was
found that the receipts were materially
greater than the expenditures for the
current year.
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month, on the common stock at the
rate of 4 per cent per annum Is the
working out of the plans of interest! »
which secured the listing of the pre
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New York stock exchange last month.
The outstanding $12,000,000 7 per
cent cumulative participating preferred
calls for $840,000, and a 4 per cent com
mon dividend will call for $540,000 per
annum, so that by the end of the cur
rent year the California Petroleum cor
poration should be paying at the rate
of $1,380,000 per annum to its stoet*
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That this is conservative, in view of
the large earnings of the company, ap
pears from the report for October,
which showed net earnings of $250,000,
or at the rate for a year of $3,000,000.
The preferred stock, in addition to it-.
prior lien over the common stock,
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