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Go to the Presidential Inauguration at oar cxpcnsel Fir»t Prize in Bookk>vc^g , Contest cove» expenses?
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Probably rain tonight
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Bulgarians Are Unable to Take the
Tchatalja Fortifications Although
Whole Army Is Engaged
London, Nov, IS. —The first Bui
garian attack on the Turkish line of
fortifications defending Constantino
ple at Tchatalja has failed, although
the whole Bulgarian army was en
gaged. Every available man was re
moved to the front from Adrianopie,
where they were relieved by Servian
The Bulgarians with all their ar
tillery, began the advance on the Tch
atalja fortifications Saturday and con
tinued the bombardment throughout
Sunday. They found the Turkish po
sltlons so strong that they could make
no impression on them. For the mo
ment at least the attempt has been
given up.
Observers agree that the capture of
the Tchatalja lines must prove a task
of tremendous difficulty. The days
the Bulgarians have been compelled to
use In bringing up their guns, ammu
nition and reinforcements have been
utilized by the Turks to entrench
themselves and place guns In position.
Bulgarian troops made their main
attack to the east of Tchatalja, aiming
to break through at that point where
the railway to Constantinople makes
a loop, strong forts and the guns
of Turkish warships had evidently
discouraged any attempt to turn either
flank of the Turkish lines.
The Turks seem to have no hope of
railing back the Bulgarian forces, but
if they succeed in holding the lines
at Tchatalja, both the military and
diplomatic situation will undergo a
marked change, since a long defense
of the front will enable the invaders
to negotiate without the taking of
• ' Scenes of Horror.
Berlin, Nov. 18.—Major Eugene
Swenger, war correspondent of the
Tageblatt, writing from the Turkish
camp on the lines at Tchatalja, says
thousands dead and dying lie along the
road. Men with stretchers are engaged
day and night gathering the dead for
burial and wounded for hospitals.
"Wherever I looked I saw the distort
ed faces and stiffened hands of the
wounded stretched forward appealing
for help. The nearer I approached the
railroad station the sadder grew the
picture. The railroad station itself was
Just a field full of dead. I saw in one
car 10 men. five living and tbe other
five dead, their faces still expressing
the horrible agonies they had passed
through. I walked among piles of
corpses and among masses of groaning
■lek men who soon would find relief
In death. Many died soon after their
got on board. According to authentic
Information the deaths from cholera
number 6000 daily along the lines at
Turkish Fortress Surrenders.
Belgrade, Nov. 18.—The Turkish fort
ress at Monastlr surrendered this af
ternoon to the Servian troops. Fifty
thousand soldiers and three generals
laid down their arms.
Greek Troops Oefested.
London, Nov. 18.—David Pasha, com
mander of the Turkish troops at Mon
astlr, defeated the Greek troops ad
vancing yesterday through a defile at
Klltder, 20 miles from Monastir, ac
cording to a special received here.
Austro-Servian Situation Serious.
Vienna, Nov. 18—The Austro-Serv
lan situation has been rendered much
more serious by the tone of the Serv
ian press in its denunciation of Aus
tria. It is also intensified by the re
ported mistreatment of Austrian con
suls In Albanian towns held by Serv
Enormous Sacrifie** at Adrianopls.
London, Nov. 18.—The siege of Ad
rianopie cost Bulgaria enormous sac
rifices, according to special dispatches
from Sofia. Several thousand soldiers
of the allies were killed or wounded In
fighting which followed last Sunday's
sortie by the Turks.
Battis Waged All Day.
Constantinople, Nov. 18.—The great
battle between Bulgarians and Turks Is
on all along the line of the Tchatalja
fortlflcatlons. Nazim Pasha, the Turk
ish commander In chief, sen* the fol
lowing dispatch last night:
"The battle which commenced this
morning with an attack by Bulgarian
infantry lasted until one hour after
sunset. The enemy who advanced,
chlsfly firing on our right wing and our
center, was repulsed by our Infantry
and artillery lire. Three Bulgarian
batteries were destroyed."
All through tbe day the sound of the
heavy gits continually was heard in
Constantinople. It cogged only with
darkness. The flrlng along the entire
line was evidently preparatory to an
Infantry attack.
The Turkish batteries replied vigor
ously while Turkish ships in the sea of
Marmora shelled the Bulgarian post
tlons. Undoubtedly the l\et in the
Black sea also took part In the en
gagement, though details from that
point are lacking.
In the afternoon the wind shifted and
it seamed for a tlnje as though the
battle had ended, but again the boom
ing was heard and the movement of
troops could be observed not far from
the very gates to the cafiltal. A de
tachment of several thousand from the
Tchatalja lines were replaced by fresh
troops who had been held in reserve
nor/.- the city.
Great Artillary Dual.
London, Nov. 19.—The Times corre
spondent at the Tchatalja lines tele
"The Bulgarians unmasked their ar
tillery positions at daybreak and
opened a heavy Are along the front from
the Hamidleh forts at Papas Burgas.
This Is the first real endeavor they
have made against the Turkish lines.
"The position the Bulgarians selected
is fronted on the left by the PapaB
Burgas marshes and on the right by
the gradual glacis of the two Hamidleh
torts. The Turkish front Is connected
by trenches worked into the alignment
of the old fortifications.
"All the permanent works have, how
ever, Krupp guns In emplacement, and
other large caliber guns have been
mounted in the recently built works
facing the Papas Burgas valley. Above
these, field artillery batteries are dug
In nt Intervals all along the line.
"The Turks have placed trenches in
front of the permanent works In which
the Infantry are disposed.
"The Bulgarian artillery positions are
not bo advantageous. There appears to
be three batteries In action against the
Papas Burgas front and seven In front
of the Hamidleh group.
"The opening of the battle was
wonderful spectacle. The black face of
the Bulgarian position sparkled with
flashes. Some of tho Turkish* heavy
guns fired black powger. The bursting
of heavy shells soon raised a curtain of
smoke, which, mingled with the morn
ing mist, rolled majestically down the
valley between the combatants.
"A Turkish warship In the bay
Joined the concert, flrlng Its heaviest
guns in broadside, capping the Bulgar
ian right with a great pillar of mud
and fire.
"It was certainly the heaviest artil
lery combat seen since the Japanese
massed corps of artillery pounded
Grekoft's devoted rear guard outside of
"Working my way under the shrap
nel fire, I discovered that during the
night the Bulgarian Infantry had passed
down under cover of the banks of the
Karasu and were trying to ifike posses
sion of the upper loop of the railway.
Small groups of Bulgarians rose out of
the shelving banks and advanced cau
tlonsly and slowly.
"The Turkish gunners found them
nicely and the attempt failed.
"The whirr of machine guns and the
crash of Infantry magazine fire in the
direction of the Hamidleh first told us
that another Infantry effort was being
made there but the fire died down and
as here was no movement on the part
of the Turkish reserves it was pre
sumed that this attempt had failed.
"This was 10 o'clock In the morning.
The firmament was still ringing with
the crack of shrapnel and the dull rev
erberations of heavy ordnance. The
Bulgarians scorched us heavily but in
ipy part of the field there were but few
"Toward 11 o'clock there was a lull
and as I could not make out the slight
est movements among the Turkish re
serves, It seemed to me that the Bul
garians had found their opponents less
easy than they had expected. It cer
tainly looked as if the taking of this
Turkish position on the left iglll only
be by the slow process of stealing posi
tions under cover of hea^p artillery
Marinas to Embark.
Constantinople, Nov. 18.—The United
States station ship Scorpion has sent
a detachment of marines to the Ameri
can embassy. The ambassador says
(Continued on Pago Two)
Ssoman Is Browned.
Washington, Nov. 18.—Admiral
Nicholson, commander of the Asiatic
fleet at Shanghai, cabled the navy de
partment today that Harry L. Barlow,
a seaman on the cruiser Saratoga, fell
overboard and was drowned. His
father, Henry Barlow, Uvea ln I San
President-elect and Family
Arrive at Island—Address
of Welcome From the City
of Hamilton. ' .
Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 18.—Presi
dent-elect Wilson and /htrttly, on board
the steamer Bermudian, arrived at
Hamilton today.
Alderman Black, representing the
corporation of the city of Hamilton,
went out on board from a private
steamer to invite Mr. Wilson and his
party to accompany him to Hamilton.
Here an address of welcome will be
Large crowds of people lined the
streets and wharves awaiting the ar
rival of the president-elect, and all pub
lic and private buildings were deco
rated with flags and bunting.
Hurstholm, the winter residence of
Mrs. J. Borden Harrlman, has been
offered to Wilson during his stay here.
The weather Is charming.
Robbers Dynamits Vault.
Kingston, Tenn., Nov. 17.—Robbers
dynamited the vault of the Kingston
Bank and Trust company early today
and took $1500 in cash and escaped.
Chieago Wheat Markst.
Chicago, Nov. 18.—December wheat
closed today at 8688c.
The Seventh Woman to Face
Murder Charge in the
Chicago Courts Within
the Past Year.
Chicago, Nov. 18.—For the seventh
time within twelve months a woman
is to be arraigned in the Chicago
courts tomorrow to stand trial on a
charge of first degree murder. The
woman Is Mrs. Lena Musso and the
Indictment charges her with the mur
der of her husband. She has been In
Jail the past six monthB and at no
time has she appeared In the least ap
prehensive concerning her possible
fate. Not unlikely her confidence In
the future Is based on the fact that
of the six women tried on murder
charges In Chicago recently four were
given their freedom and the other two
sentenced to prison for terms.
Peter Musso was shot and killed In
his home on the second floor of a Lar
rabee street tenement house on the
night of April 28 last. A fire followed
the shooting and the body was burned.
The police investigation led to the ar
rest of the slain man's wife, a blue
eyed, falr-sktnned little woman of
twenty-four, who was known In the
neighborhood as the "Blonde Queen
of Little Italy."
Mrs. Musso admitted having fired
the shot that ended her husband's life.
Fear of her own life, she said, Impelled
her act. She Insisted she loved the
«nan whose life she took, and she
blamed his frenzied Jealousy for her
own unhappiness and the final trag
The woman's story, as given out by
the police, was as follows:
"When my husband came home on
the night of the tragedy he at once
began to quarrel with me. He said 1
did not love him, and he was very
angry with me. We quarreled until
about nine o'clock. He said he was
going to kill me. But at nine o'clock
he became quieter, and I thought the
trouble was over. My little girl went
to bed In the next room to that In
which I was with my husband. At
two o'clock In the morning my hus
band awakened me by getting out of
bed. He took a razor out of a drawer
and took It to bed with him, holding
It In his hand.
He told me to get out of bed, as he
was going to cut my throat. Then he
opened the razor and started to get
out of bed. I saw a revolver lying on
a dfesser In the room, and I ran and
picked It up. I hold It close to my
husband and fire three shots at him.
Then I ran outside, but returned to
get my little girl. I did not set fire to
the bed. The pistol must have done
that." 4
The accnsed woman declares that
her husband was unreasonably jealous
and that he would not even let her
sit on the porch alone. On the other
hand, the police elicited Information
from some of the neighbors tending
to show that Musso must have had
some ground for being Jealous of his
pretty young wife. According to ten
ants in the same house Musso was
particularly Incensed by the attentions
paid Mrs. Musso by his cousin, Peter
Noto. It was even gossiped about
that the husband had surprised his
cousin in the Musso home and that
the revolver which caused his own
death has been purchased by him with
thç declared intention of killing Noto.
Of op
Receives His Senatorial
Hawley Today
Genuine Surprise Caused in
Political Circles All Over
the State, as it Was Un
; derstood Previous Pro
gram Was to Bè Carried
• •
• Offloial Oath of Nsw Senator. •
• I do solemnly swear (or af- •
• firm) that I will support the •
• constitution of the United States •
• and the constitution and laws of •
• this state: that I will faithfully •
• discharge ail the duties of the •
• office of United States senator •
• according to the best of my •
• ability, so help me God. •
• (Signed) K. I. PERKY. •
• Subscribed and sworn' to be- •
• fore me this X8th day of Nov- •
• ember, 1812. •
• (Signed) C. S. HUNTER, •
• Notary Public. •
• Commission Issued. •
• This is to certify that I, James •
• H. Hawley, governor of the state •
• of Idaho, reposing confidence in •
• the integrity, diligence and dis- •
« cretlon of Klrtland I. Perky, of •
• Boise, Idaho, have appointed, •
• and do hereby appoint him *
• United States senator to succeed #
• Hon. Weldon B. Öeyburn, de- •
• ceased. •
• In witness whereof I have •
• hereunto set my hand and #
• caused the great seal of the •
• state to be affixed. •
• Done at Boise, the capital of s
• Idaho, this 18th day of our Lord, •
• A. D., 1912. *
• (Signed) s
• Attest: Governor. #
• Secretary of State. •
United States Senator K I. Perky to
day received his commission to the
post held by the late Senator Weldon
B. Heyburn, and took the oath of of
fice, both of which are reproduced
above, as shown to be on file with the
secretary of state. Senator Perky Is
now arranging his business affairs to
leave within a short time for Wash
ington. Since the announcement of
his appointment he has been literally
showered 'with congratulations In tele
gram and letter form from all parts of
the state of Idaho, from Washington
and from many other states In the
Union and from leading national Dem
ocratic figures. Including, It is said, the
president-elect of the United States, as
(Continued on Page Three).
A newspaper without influence
Isn't worth much as an advertis
ing medium. Read the election
returns from Ada county and see
the standing of The Capital
[ Abc Mqrtm J
Passln' prosperity around would be
all right If ther wusn't so many o' us
eatln' at th' second table. If war is
anything like a war time photograph
it must be fierce.
The Democrats Endeavor to
Have the Vote of 35 Pre
cincts in Los Angeles
Thrown Out.
Los Angeles, Nov. II.—The first le
gal battle over the presidential vota of
Los Angeles upon th* outoom* of which
hinges the political complexion of Cal
ifornia's delegation to the electoral
college, came up today In tbe district
court of appeals.. The Issus was the
vote in 86 precincts, In which Roose
velt electors received a plurality of
more than 1000 votes, which the Dém
ocrate declare should be thrown out
because the board of supervisors
opened the sealed envelopes containing
the tally sheet returns and oorreoted
them prior to the day set by law for
the official canvass. The chief objec
tion by the Progressives and board of
supervisors to the granting of the writ
of mandamus asked by tRê Democrats,
it was understood, would be lack of
jurisdiction by Jhe court The super
visors do not deny that the envelopes
were opened and that corrections were
made, but they assert the law was not
violated and that the returns were
proper and not tampered 'with.
The Acting Secretary of
War Proposes Plan for
Making the State Mili
tias More Effective.
Washington, Nov, 18,—An Impor
tant move to prepare the national mil
itia for use In time of war Is proposed
in letters addressed by Acting Secre
tary Oliver to the governors of all
states and territories inviting their
co-operation in the war college plans
for the organization of the militia
into 12 tactical divisions.
The letters point out that if the
militia is to be used as a field force
effectively In war time it can be done
by this system and to insure the
proper working of the plan all of the
details should bo worked out in time
of peace. Field armies would
formed by the grouping of two
more divisions of the militia or by
combining one or two divisions of
militia with one of regular troups.
Regular organizations would form the
fourth brigade of any division as
signed to a field army, for the rea
son that the organized militia is lo
calized while the regular army must
go anywhere upon call.
Some money will be available for
the assistance of the state authorities,
War material for the militia will be
distributed and stored In suitable de
pots to be at hand locally when mob
ilization Is ordered.
General Oliver plans to have the
first four of the 16 tactical divisions
composed entirely of regular troops,
with the District of Columbia militia
assigned to duty as regulars.
Th* Divisions,
The remaining divisions would be
composed of the following state ml
lit la:
Fifth, headquarters at Boston,
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Con
Sixth, headquarters at Albany; New
Seventh, headquarters at Harris
burg; Pennsylvania.
Eighth, hearquarters at Washing
ton; New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware,
Virginia, West Virginia.
Ninth, headquarters at Atlanta;
North Carolina, South Carolina, Geor
gia, Florida.
Tenth, .headquarters at Nashville;
Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama and
Eleventh, headquarters at Colum
bus; Ohio and Michigan.
Twelfth,' headqquarters at Chicago;
Illinois, Indiana. 1
Thirteenth, headquarters St St. Paul,
Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North
Dakota and South Dakota.
Fourteenth, headquarters at San An
tonio; New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas,
Arkansas and Louisiana.
Sixteenth, headquarters at San
Francisco: California, Oregon, Wash
ington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada
and Arisona.
Under this comprehensive scheme
every militia organisation In the
United States Is definitely placed In
the station it would occupy in mobil
ization qf the army for war purposes.
No Mors Potato** Pram Germany,
Washington, Nov. 18.—Collectors of
customs were today notified by the
treasury department to permit no more
importations of Irish potatoes from
Germany. Acting under the plant quar
antine law, Secretary of ■ Agriculture
Wilson has barred them because of the
preeence of wart disease.
M mon 1AL
Young Italian Writer Tells
Story of His Life—Was
Formerly Student in The
ological Seminary.
Salem, Mass., Nov. 18.—Arturo Gio
vanni»!, th* last of the accused in the
Ktmr trial to testify took the stand
today. The young Socialist writer
and post, charged with being an ac
cessory to the murder of Anna Loplzzo,
faced the Jury, despite the absence of
his personal counsel, W. Scott Peter».
He said he was born in Italy 28 years
ago, the son of a merchant. Coming
to America he lived for a time at
Halifax and Montreal. At Montreal
he conducted an Italian Presbyterian
mission, afterward entering a Presby
terian theological school. Later he
entered the Union Thelogical seminary
and registered at Columbia university,
For eight months he conducted an
Italian mission at Pittsburg There
he Joined the Socialist party. The peo
ple of the Presbyterian church ob
jected and he severed his connection
with the church. Returning to New
York in 1911, he took up Italian news
paper work ap£ met Ettor. He went
to Lawrence Jan. 20, after the strike
had been called.
St. Louifi Man Acquitted on
Thrqe Counts Charging
the Use of the Mails for
St. Louis, Nov. 18,—The Jury in the
case of E. C. Lewis, charged ' with
using the mails to defraud, reported
today. It found Lewis not guilty on
three of eleven counts and unable to
agree oh other counts. The jury was
The oounts In the indictments
which the jurors found Lewis not
guilty related to the seven per cent
notes. The Jury had been out 89
hours and on the first ballot decide 1
eight to four, that Lewis was not
guilty. Subsequent ballots showed
that the jurors stood nine to three for
This was Lewis' second trial on the
Indictment which was returned by the
grand Jury July 12. 1911. The first
trial stood nine to three for conviction.
The indictment covered 'four propu
sltlons which were placed before th.
public by Lewis through the malls. It
was alleged that he obtained millions
of dollars from investors by making
misleading statements in the adver
tisements of his propositions.
Lewis was the incorporator and is
mayor of a residential suburb. Lewis'
defense was that the postoffice de
partment, by issuing a fraud order,
p^revented him from carrying his com
panies to a successful end. He was ac
quitted May 14, 1908; of the charge of
mis-using the malls In the organiza
tion and conduct of the People's Uni
ted States Bank.
Denver, Colo, Nov. 18.—President
Bush and Vice President Brown of the
Denver & Rip Grande have authorized
the immediate construction of the
double-track detour line over Soldier
summit, where the railroad crosses the
Wasatch mountains in Utah.
The present line between Tuckes ^pd
Soldier summit is seven miles long and
the grade four per cent, or 211 feet to
the mile. The new line between the
same points will be 16 miles long with
grade reduced to two per cent, or 106)8
feet to the mile. The reduction In the
grade and curvature will more than
offset the Increased mileage.
The cost of this work will be approx
imately 83,000,000, being the most im
portant Improvement yet authorised by
the Denver tt Rio Grande under the
new management. Contracts will tj®
let within 10 or 16 days, and It is antici
pated that the' work will be completed {
by July of next year.
This large expenditure has been
authorised by the board of directors be
cause of the rapidly Increasing traffic
Incident to the opening of the Western
Pacific railway, aa well as to take care
of the eribignous coal and coke output
going from the Utah ihlnes to the Salt
Lake, Nevada and Montana smelters
and reduction plants. Other factors
influencing the decision are the antici
pated growth in passenger traffic on
account of the Panama-Pacific exposi
tion at San Francisco and the Increased
freight business sure to follow the
opening oÇ th« Panama canal.
Agreement on Senator
ship 1$ Said to Be
Far Reading
Claim Is Made That Action
of Court Paved the Way
for Election of Haines and
Stewart and Later the
Naming of Ailshie as Unit
ed States Senator.
If there is any credence to be given -
to the Allshie-Budge combine, about
which considerable has been said of
late, it Is claimed that equal credence
should be given to the balance of the
reported combine, so the politicians are
saying. According to these politicians
and according to the same rumor which
told of the Allshle-Budge agreement,
that agreement was more far-reaching
than the preliminary announcements
would Indicate.
It Is even charged that the prelimi
nary announcement was made after the
rumor gained circulation for the very
purpose of heading off publication of
the full agreement. According to the
announcement made, the agreement
was merely one whereby Judge Allshle
was to receive support for United
States senator to succeed the late Wel
don B. Heyburn and after his election
Judge Budge of the Fifth Judicial dis
trict was to be appointed justice of the
supreme court.'
The same rumors which gave that al
leged combine credence, went much
further than this. According to the
story, the arrangement was made prior
to the filing of the suit instituted by
the Republican state central commit
tee to prevent the printing of the
Roosevelt electors upon the official
It was the Idea at that time that
none of the Republican ticket had any
chance for success. It was also the
idea of the Republican state central
committee that the Progressive move
ment was merely " a one man" move
ment. This Is a belief frequently ex
pressed by old line Republicans and It
was one held by them all at that time.
For that reason, while they had no
hope that the supreme court would dare
deliberately to reverse Itself, which it
would have had to do in order to. rule
the state ticket off the ballot, that
ticket having been nominated In exact
accordance with proceedings laid down
by the court, they did have the hope
that by having the electors ruled off.
the whole movement would fall because
of being deprived of the prestige and
popularity of Roosevelt.
In their hypothesis, they were mis
taken because, as they found out later,
the movement was not a "one man"
movement at all, but a deep-seated,
popular movement which could and did
move on in spite of the absence of
the names of the Roosevelt electors
from the ballot.
It was the expectation, so It Is point
ed out, that the Progressive movement
would fail without the names of the
electors, and that former Republicans
would return to the support of the Re
publican ticket and thus victory would
ensue, whereas, apparent certain de
feat stared the party and the commit
tee In the face.
Accordingly, so the same report goes,
that was the foundation for the orig
inal story, It was agreed to bring the
suit, secure the refusal to permit the
names of the presidential electors to
be printed, make certain the election
of Haines and, therefore, the ability
to fulfill the other part of the ar
rangement, namely: the election of
Ailshie, If possible, and the appoint
ment of Budge to fill the vacancy upon
the bench, and the naming of Attorney
General McDougall to succeed Budge
on the district bench.
This same report has It that Chief
Justice Stewart was vitally Interested
because of reports that the southeast
ern voters were supporting Bowen for
Justice of the supreme court because
of dissatisfaction with the success of
Stewart In the primaries when he de
feated Judge Budge, who carried th*
southeast by a good majority In the
July primary election. The alleged
combine Involved the support of the
entire Republican ticket, according to
this story, consequently the election
of Judge Stewart would be made cer
It is also pointed out by those who
have studied the situation, that the de.
clslon .in the ballot case written by
Ailshie himself, also paved the way
for an Interpretation of a clause in
the constitution of the state which
has been found twice already to In
terfere with the political ambitions u!
(Continued on Page Three).

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