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THE WAR III TURKEY.
NO NFWS OF IM IM)HTA XC K FROM
It Im Possible Tluat Absence of IMs
P*tchr? Mim?us l hat some Import
ant Action Im l*rt?cvedlns;.
London. Nov. 7.?The last 21 hours
haw brought little news of import?
ance from the seat of war. The re?
port that Saloniki has been evacuated
ta premature and a similar report con?
cerning Monastlr still is unconfirmed.
There is no authentic news of the al?
leged defeat of the Turka before
The Turkish reports of the war,
however, have been so consistently
mtsleadlng ss to have little value.
The present lull In news may mean
that some important action Is pro?
ceeding. In the meantime dlplo
saatlc efforts to end the war are mak?
ing no progress and the European
press Is busy discussing all aspects of
the settlement of the difficult ques
Hons, Everything tends to show that
almost Irreconcilable antagonism
will arise over the allotment of Tur?
kish territory, i-ervla elaims as he'
share a large part of Albania, incl
Ins the Adrati ? ports of Dur ?o,
Alesaio and San Giovanni dl Med ja.
According to the Servian premier's
Statement to the Paris Temps, the al?
lies desire the partition of European
Turkey, leaving the fate of Constan?
tinople to ths decision of the powers.
According to reports current In Ber
lta the intention of allies Is to
dlvlds Albania between Servia and
Greece, but an agreement already ex?
ists between .Austria and Italy, which
would be supported by Q?rm%py,
guaranteeing the Integrity and inde?
pendence of Albania, and the Triple
Alliance is determined at all costs to
present Servia from reaching the Ad?
riatic. It Is even asserted that the
Triple Alliance has agreed to make
Albania Independent with the Duke
of the Abnrzxi as king,
Another Important meeting took
place at Bucharest today between the
Roumanian premier and the Russian
and Austrian ministers. It is re?
ported the powers tomorrow will
fomn. ml at* to the Balkan States
Turkey's request for mediation.
BEAT TT HKS WITH BAYONET.
ewrlam* Captured Positions About
Prii p \\ th < .>ld Me , VMi.rrl..^
Very Heavy I?o*se*.
' Belgrade, Nov. 7.- -Ofurtal reports
describe the tfjsj r>" h sty fighting
Which preceOtfU lh? BUTTS ndST of Pfl
?p. SO miles to the northeast of Mon?
astic The Servians outnumbered the
Turn? but on . u.?t of the nature
?f he fro re unable to uns
Ih* Servians acre uot able to form
up In fighting line and were obliged to
make big sacrifices, taking one posi?
tion after another at the point of
the bayonet The Turks held such
strong positions that they should have
been able to annihilate the storming
partlea Only at the end of the
second day did the Servian Infantry
succeed In driving the enemy from
their stronghold snd putting them to
flight In the direction of Monastlr.
The Servians wounded numbered
more than the Turks.
WILL. AM FKK \ JOIN?
May br Asked to Participate In Gon
f? reu? o on Balkans.
Washington. N"v. 7.?Peace socie?
ties and Individuals are appealing to
the president and State department
to take steps for Intervention In the
Balkan war not by force or arms but
through the offer of good offices.
These communications will be prop?
erly scknowledged where an answer
la invited with an expression of regret
that conditions do not appear to Jus?
tify any action by the I'nlted States
at this time.
Realising the probability and al?
most certainty that an international
const esa will be called In the Immedi?
ate future to de.J *vlth the Balkan
situation, the offit.als here are ques?
tioning whether th" I'nlted States Is
llkelv to be ifSjSJl Into such a con?
gress, S3 In the c ise of the Algeclras
ease. *htch MtAssd the future of Mo
It has b*?en sugK?"t,(l that some
of lh?- ?Tt-at powers might not only
Smteomc the appear.im?* of th?
i'r?:i?d states in th?- conference but
mlsht rvi>n ???teiwl in urio-nt Invita?
tion to take part find by a desire to
have nt bast SSM pOWSf In the eon
fer.-n? ?? without a seinnh interest at
stake and capable of SjBtlni ,|M ?? "?
pin- in ease of serious dispute.
in ui \nn i >i \v m i h
Kam i p Mrvum to i I?kmI rlly of
l?ond<*n. Nov. 7 BstoW Adnanopb-,
says a Sofia dlspn t eh to The itUUd
,ird 'bo Bulgarians ha11 saamsssdl up
the HhrUf Martina so that the water
has h? ?? n NfSjgd ISMfe and flood. I the
town. It Is expert' I tMl will Compel
sn early surrender
A ( ettlnje dispatch to The Stand
urd says that King Nicholas is annoy?
ed at the protracted siege of Scutari,
as Montenegro has not occupied as
much Turkish territory as the other
allies and it is feared that this will
havo . n unfavorable effect when the
partition of Turkish territory is made.
The king therefore has ordered the
commanders of the other Montene?
grin columns to push forward and
occupy as many places as possible be?
fore the Servians penetrate further
west. Another Cettinje dispatch
aay.i that the whole country Is in the
grip of winter, that the snow there is
two feet deep and that the roads are
GAMES OLDEST KNOWN BREED.
Hoard of In India Centuries Before
Game fowls have been in existence
as long as poultry has been known.
Records show that game fowls of
some kind existed in India for cen?
turies before the Christian era. His?
tory refers to cockfights as one of
the Roman pleasures, and cocking
mains havo beeu popular all through
The original black-breasted red
game was of the pit game or fighting
type, which is commonly known as
the old English black red game. The
latter still exists as one of the stand?
ard varieties of pit games, but the
exhibition type is plainly the result
of careful selection and breeding by
fanciers, who have succeeded in per?
fecting a game fowl that is entirely
different in form and feather from its
These exhibition games have lost
little of the fiery game temper, and
if two of the males get together they
will fight as savagely as their pit
game progenitors and, if not separt
ed by the attendant the battle will
continue until one of the contestants
The exhibition black-breasted red
game Is a variety whose utility
qualities are very limited, and it is
bred chiefly by a number of fanciers,
who admire its extreme height, beau?
tiful coloring and what is to them
It is bred more extensively In Eng?
land than in America, and In the for?
mer country competition among the
breeders Is very keen. Many high
class specimens have been Imported
Into this country at big prices.
These fowls are notable for their
width pi sh< aiders, full. heavily
must led breast, long legs and neck,
short, ta;.- ring tail and general thort
m !?m tti.vi hardness al feathers, For
sho* intrpeesf it i necessary t< cut
off the comb and wattles from the
males, a process known as "dub?
bing." This gives the head a long,
The black-red male la beautifully
colored. His head, neck, back, top
of wings and secondary flight feathers
are red and the breast, body, tall and
wing bow a glossy gr??en black. The
female is clothed in soft and modest
shades of brown. Her neck is gold?
en yellow with a dark strip down the
centre of each feather. Her breast
la salmon, blending into the brown
of the thighs. The back, thighs and
body are brown, finely penciled with .?
darker shade g| the same color.
Black red games are not easily
handled. They are pugnacious. This
prevents the keeping of more than
one male in a flock, and if one of the
females has been removed from the
pen for a short time and then put
back the others will f.ght and kill her
unless carefully watched.
They are. however, readily confined,
being heavy and having very short
wings, which prevents them from
flying easily. They make excellent
t |bli fowls, having extremely well
dev? loped breasts and big, heavy
thighs. The eggs are brown In color
and enjoy thS reputation of possessing
a particularly rich flavor.
The chicks are not easily reared
Unless the weather conditions are
good, A series of heavy rains often
will cams the (bath of many chicks.
Tak?n altogether, the rearing of black
breasted red games iH a problem for
the man who takes a keen interest
In breeding f??r results that are not
easy to get and (b lights In surmount?
ing obstacles to his auccess
LYON WILLING TO ACCEPT.
\ttorncy General Announces That He
Will Take Otticc If Appointed by
Columbia, Nov. I.?J, Fr?ser Ly
ort, attorney fsnsfal, said yesterday
th.it he would accept the office of
I'rilf.d Btatsi attorney for district of
south Carolina if appointed. This
?tatenv at wag msdt following the an
nouneemeni that his friends would
place his same before President Wil?
es for appointment Mr, Lyon has
srved Ihres irms n^ attorney general
for South (Carolina,
wh> should the denkt y bear the
' harden of winning ? campaign, and
then be supplnntsd by the rooster In
the hour of triumph But it Is al
w ass thus i 'har lesion Post
MIXT imu:sii>i;\t in no HURRY
to SELECT ADVISERS.
Issues Statement with \lew to Stop?
ping Talk About Ap|m)iiitim>iits-?
Xo Announcement Authentic Un
Ic**h Over IIJ.h Signature ? Will Bo
??Ik-wt JLLstoiier In United States"
for Months Before Muklng De?
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 7.?Presi?
dent-elect Woodrow Wilson has not
decided upon the personnel of his Cab?
inet nnd he intends to keep his mind
Open on the subject for a long time
before he takes office. He manifestly
was concerned today about certain
speculations emanating from Prince?
ton with respect to the probable make
up of his Cabinet. To put an end if
possible to all gossip about Cabinet
appointments, he Issued the following
"Such speculations aie perfectly
fruitless. I mean to keep my mind en?
tirely optn with regard to appoint?
ments of the first consequence until a
final announcement is possible. It
will be perfectly useless to resort to
me for corroboration of any report
because I shall have absolutely noth?
ing to answer. No announcement will
have the least authority that is not
made over my own signature. These
are matters which must be determin?
ed by very deliberate counsel and not
There is every reason to believe
that Woodrow Wilson, both as Presi?
dential nominee and President-elect,
has not only not discussed the fram?
ing of a Cabinet with anybody, but
will not make any final decision un?
til after he maps out his own course
of action with regard to his admin?
istration. From hie announced inten?
tion of being the ?'best listener in the
United States" for a few months, it is
probable that until he- has talked with
party leaders and takea counsel with
people all over the country he will
not let his mind deal specifically with
The President-elect said tonight
that he considered the tinae between
his election and his inauguration a ;
period in which he should listen very ;
carefully to true ideas of the men en?
lightened and informed on notional I
questions and that it was "a public
duty" for him to do so.
The President-elect was confront
sd tonWrht with reports about Ifcfa pro?
posed racatles ft?* said any definite
snnouscement that be was go^ug to
Bermudas was not auChortnsd
"For t^e reano'i th*t i .:rn goini; assay I
to rest/' he addeu, "1 will have
announcement of my plans to make
until the day before I start." Ho said
If he did take a sea trip he certainly
would not go on a private yacht, but
would go as any other person would,
on a regular steamer. He is anxious
for a vacation and It is likely he will
get away within a fortnight.
Governor Wilson had a busy time
With his correspondence and tele- i
grams today. Callers came In a steady 1
procession in spite of the rain and
muddy roads* President Edwin A*
Alderman, of the University of Vir?
ginia, and I>e?n Richard Dabney, of
the same institution, paisl a visit of
Peyton Cecil ran and Col. Armi- 1
stead Gordon, both of SLaamton, Va.,
t!^e birthplace of Woodrew Wilson,
came to invite him to visit the little
town again. They told him they were
arranging for a "birthplace jubilee" I
for him. He promised to come and!
they left it to him to. select a con?
venient date. The President-elect
paid It probably would be during the
month of I>ecember, though he was
not sure whether It would be on or
near his birthday, December 2S, when
he will be 5t years old.
BEN TILIAIAN. JR.. BRINGS St IT.
Ho|hx ti> Gain PWsnrsslon of Two
Children ? Case Before Supremo
Hdgefleldi Nov. 6.? Benjamin li.
TlUman, Jr.. son of Senator B. R.
Tinnum, has taken legal BJtSpa to gain
possession of bis tWO daughteru
Lucy Frances and Sarah Stark?-, who
are now in the possession of their
mother. Mrs. Lucy Dugas. Habeas
corpus proceedings have been Institu?
ted, an order signed by chief Justice
Gary having been issued today and
made returnable before the entire Su?
preme Court on November 26., A copy
of the order was served upon Mrs,
i hjgas t his afternoon.
it is recalled thai the contest for
possession of the two little girls bus
already been passed upon by the Su?
preme Court of South Carolin.i, the
decision being In favor of the mother.
The case was heard three or four
? irs ago, when Ira 13, Jones w;is ;i
member of the Supreme Court, and
its Chief Justice; the Courl at ttmt
11in? was composed of but tour mem
tiers. The hearing of the case at
tracted State wide Interest; and it is
recalled that Senator Tlllman took a<
live part in the proceedings In sup
poi t of his son's ei ilms,
THorilLE FOR SHERIFF-ELECT
Greenville Politician Who Engineer?
ed Arrest of Opponent on Serious
Chnrge HSs Not Rennt laist of Mal?
Tho arrest of GUreath on the charge
of having aided Vaughan to escape
from the Greenville jail is still a mat?
ter of absorbing interest to Greenville
people. The letter of Gov. Hlease to
Mr. GUreath In explanation of his part
in causing the arrest has served to
intensify the feeling against Rector,
the sheriff-elect, who after defeating
GUreath In the primary by only six?
teen votes, took it upon himself to
have warrants issued for Gilrealh
and two others on the statement of
Vaughan that they had aided him to
escape. Rector seems to have been
an officious and vindictive busybody
in this matter, as he went over the
head of Sheriff Poole, and justified
his action by saying that he had been
ordered to make the arrests by Gov.
Hlease. Gov. Hlease s statement puts
a new phase on the matter and leaves
Hector in a worse plight than he was
before. In addition to Gov. BlSSSe'S
statement, Solicitor Ronham now
comes forward and asserts that in?
stead of advising Hector to make the
arrests he advised against this course.
The following statement was sent out
from Greenville Thursday in refer?
ence to Solicitor Honham's attitude in
"A statement frorrt Solicitor Bon
ham, secured) tonight from Walhalla,
Where he is hiding court, denied em?
phatically that he advi.*ed RectoT to
make the arrsSS, On the contrary
the solicitor declared fte advised
Rector not to make the; arrest on
Vaughan's testimony. He said ho told
Hector if he woulS- wait a week he
would go to Columbia and- see the
governor in person as to the matter.
It is understood ttsre tonigftt that
suits will be brought against ah par?
ties who had a hand in the arrest."
Correction in Lou Angeles County Fig
urea Put Colonel Ahead by 130
San Francisco; Nov. 7*.?Another
correction In the Los Angeles figures
by County ChTk lie land at 11 o'clock
tonight again wiped-out Wilson's nar
row lead in California and put Roo.se
vslt ahead by 130 votes.
The figures are: Precincts heard
Brem 4,117 otit of i 01,70 Wilson 2ko.
fiftS, Roosevelt 280,26s, Rbossvelt's
ISs I 130. j
Tt i* now L?? lieviV. tio.t vote WJH
:>e i ? -'.?* that ? aiitornhi r. n\ sot,* a
split electoral delegation to Washing?
San Francisco, Nov. 7k?Returns
from *r22S precincts out of 4,372 in
California give: Wilson- 279,808,
Rooa*relt 279,282. Wilson leads 52H.
San Francisco, Nov. 7.?CM Rooso
velt's vote in California passed that
of Waodrow Wilson at one period of
the eoi*nt of the State return today
6ut within a few hours beluted re?
turns from Che highland districts had'
pat Wilson back in the lead. Early
tonight his plurality was slightly
more than 1,000 and slowly creep*
The several hundred remote pre?
cincts still unreported are expected tc>
add somewhat to these figures, aa
most of them are in countieB that
have returned Democratic pluralities*
A discrepancy in the Los Angeles
county tallies led both Democratic
and Progressive leaders to apply to
the county clerk for a recount of the
returns. It resulted in adding nei.rly
6,000 votes to the Roosevelt column,
giving Roosevelt a temporary lead
of about 500 in the State at large.
Roosevelt carried Los Angeles city
and county by a plurality of 20,!!57,
with seven precincts missing. Today's
returns assured the re-election to con?
gress of William Kent (Progressive)
in the First district. The congres?
sional delegation stands: Progressive.
five; Republicans. four; rvmootats,
Could Not Rave a Retter Man.
We could not have seiet ted a bet?
ter man for president of the State
Chamber ()f Commerce than Mr. Rich?
ard i. Manning if we had been giv?
en the selection without hindrance.
I nder his leadership, which is pro?
gressive and strong. we expect that
organisation to he of the greatest
benefit to the state. We need such
a central clearing house and direct?
ing force as that, and here tire
neu,, ami more opportunities open?
ing up to this State every year. We
cannol handle them Individually!
but with a central organization we
can Bee that the whole State moves
or, in the line of progress, keeping
Step to the music of the times.
i Rm now "ti my waj to Joseph M.
< 'handlet t<> k< t one of t hose $ 10
suits . I want t<> be on time ? rly
Saturday morning They are great
CALIFORNIA VOTE CLOSE.
Pains All Over!
?"You are welcome," says Mrs. Nora Guffey, of Broken
Arrow, Ok la., "to use my letter in any way you want to,
If It will Induce tome suffering woman to try CarduL 1 had
pains all over, and suffered with an abscess. Three phy?
sicians failed to relieve me. Since taking Cardui, I am in
better health than ever before, and that means much to me,
because I suffered many years with womanly troubles, of
different kinds. What other treatments' 1 tried, helped me
lor a few days only."
Don't wait, until you are taken down sick, before
fag care of yourself. The small aches and pains, and other
symptoms of womanly weakness and disease, always mean
worse to follow, unless given quick treatment
You would always keep Cardui handy, if you knew
what quick and permanent relief it gives, where weakness
and disease of the womanly system makes life seem hard
to bear. Cardui has helped over a million women. Try it
Wrt* fcv Ladies' AdvUocy Dept. Chtttaaoota, AUdkte? Ca. Chittaenega. Ti
tot Ms**** tnstrnctiont. wd book. "Ho?? Ti??0??>t lor Wocmi," mo* trm. )?
Wood row Wilson!
His election, we trust, signalizes
the approach of a new era of progres
siveness for this country.
Banking methods are progressive
methods?we invite you to become one
of our depositors and verify this state?
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