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OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1912-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COrY TWO CENTS.
PRESIDENT TAFT OUT
IN AN APPEAL TO
( PEOPLE OF COUNTRy
Letter that is Seat to Governor Eber-
hard of Minnesota is Now
Made Public, v
OF MUCH INTEREST TO FARMERS
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Chief. Executive Points to What
Republicans Have Accomplished.
BROUGHT ABOUT PROSPERITY
Shows What Happened When Demo
crats Passed the Wilson Bill
TILLERS OF SOIL THE SUFFERERS
Chance in the Tariff System Wonld
Bring; Halt to Manufacturing and
Destroy th Bom Market
f of the Present.
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:
BEVEKLY, Mass., Oct 24. President
Taft tonight made public a special ap
peal to farmers of Minnesota and the
northwest to remain true to their repub
lican beilefs of past 'campaigns. The
political arguments submitted for con
sideration of rural voters were advanced
In a letter which the president sent to
grnor Eberhart of Minnesota, stating
while the republican party 'had not
i the sun to shine, or the crops to
, it had been responsible for the
prevailing rood markets. He declared
that the contest was between the re
publican and demoeratio parties. The
letter says:. N
"I am very glad to have encouraging
news of the political outlook in Minne
sota and wish to thank you for the ef
forts you are making for republican suc
cess. The people of your state are vitally
Interested in the maintenance of our pres
ent economic system. Their welfare is
dependent upon! the oontlnuace of a pro
tective tariff, and although' at times, by
appeal to their prejudice, they may be
diverted from) a clear perception of their
interest, I am confident that in the end
their common sense will enable them to
see the fallacy of newly dressed nostrum
which in the past they have rejected.
"I am sure they must realize that this
contest is between the? republican and
demecratta parties.
Sharing In Prosperity. ,
"The men and women of the northwest
country have a special Interest . In repub
lican success this year. They are shar
ing in the general prosperity of the na
tion, and the conblmiance of growth of
this prosperity is In large degree depend
ent upon republican success next month.
,.Th- republican party la not respon-
the sun to shine, nor the grass 10 grow.
but it i responslbls Cor ths enactment
ot .kwa which make it possible. If tha
crops are good, that there shall bo an
American market for them, and that their
shall be sold at good prices to those
who have the means to buy them.
"There has never been a time in our
, history when the farm products of the
northwest would purchase as much as
they do today. Prosperity to Just at our
door. The republican party bids it wel
come, with the promise that the economic
basis which has brought about our won
derful industrial development, giving
steady employment at high wages to our
mechanics and artisans, shall be maintained.
"The democratic platform promises a
change In our tariff system, whose ef
fect would be to halt manufacturing en
terprise, throw out of employment thou
sands of wage earners and destroy the
home market now enjoyed by the Amer
ican farmer. No reforming legislation
could neTttraHze or mitigate the paralysis
which would follow.
"It is not necessary to Jog the mem
ory of the older farmers of your state
as to what happened when the. demo
cratic party passed the Wilson taxirr
bill. Wheat went down to 40 cents a
bushel, corn to a cents, oats to 18 cent,
potatoes to V cents. In forty years
farm prices had never been so low. Our
farmers were ? struggling under debt,
mortgages were even Jdng foreclosed
and the deplorable condition that -existed
among those who tilled the soil
(Continued on Page Two.)
Osborne Tells of Sale
of His Plant to the
Harvester Combine
FATE OF BECKER HOW
RESTS WITH A JURY
xrcrar vnpv tt i Thnm.. fntt
Osborne of Auburn, K. T.. former head of Justice Goff Delivers His Charge and
the trm of D, M. Osborne & Co., which
was absorbed by the so-called trust in
VXO, testified in the government suit
against the International Harvester com
pany today that his concern at the time
ranked as the third largest manufactory
of harvester machinery In the United
States. The consideration amounted in
all to about $6,000,000, he said.
Mr. Osborne said he had never owned
a share of International Harvester stock.
Edwin D. Metcalf. vice president and
general manager of D. M. Osborne &
Co., testified that upon reading in the
papers of the formation of the Interna
tional Harvester company he came to
this city and at a meeting attended by
George W. Perkins, Cyrus H. McCormlck,
Charles iDeering, Thomas M. Osborne and
J. J. Starrow terms for the sale were
reached.
Mr. Metcalf said that the sale was not
due to any fear that the concern would
be crushed by the International, nor was
It due to any oppression. He added that
the transaction was kept secret for two
years "because we insisted upon it. Mr.
Perkins objected," he continued, "but we
made the sale on this condition, and
kept the fact from even our own em
ployes until we had realized on our bills
receivable. "
Pohlman Produces
Letters of McNamara
About Explosions
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct 24.-H. Wl Pohl
man, the Seattle labor leader citea ror
contempt in the. United States court at
Los Angeles for having refused to pro
duce union records before a federal grand
Jury, testified at the dynamite conspir
acy trial today. He produced and identi
fied bundles of letters as having been re
ceived by him from J. J. McNamara.
Pohlman testified that Eugene A.
Clancy of San Francisco was. In Seattte
In August, 1910, before the Los Angeles
Times building was blown up. J. B. Mo
Namara was in Seattle at the same time
experimenting to find a way to make
an electrlo spark for bombs without the
use of a fulminating .cap. On August 1
a Seattle office building under construc
tion by " an open shop" firm was dyna
mited.
Attaohed 'to letters between J .J. Mc
Namara and Pohlman were newspaper
clippings giving an account of the Se
attle explosion. In one letter to McNa
mara after the Los Angeles explosion
Pohnman asked that men be "put on to
watch Clancy," who waff visiting In Bos
ton. Other witnesses had testified that
Clancy had been greatly concerned over
the loss of' life at JLos Angeles. , .
Twelve Men Go Oat to Delib
erate on a Verdict
PRISONER IS BACK IN HIS CELL
Claims that the Statement by the
Court Was Unfair.
ATTORNEY WILL. NOT COMMENT
Finding Must Be First or Second
, Degree Murder.
NO MIDDLE GROUND IS LEFT
Go lit or Innocence Rests on Whether
or Not Sam Schepps Was an
Accomplice to the Killing;
of Rosenthal.
The Weather
Temnerntnre
For Nebraska Generally fair tonight
and Friday; cooler ionight.
For Iowa Generally fair tonight and
Friday; not much change In temperature.
Omaha Yesterday
Hours. : Deg.
5 a. m.. 46
a, m 45
7 a. rn. ...-. 45
S a. m-..,.... 4fi
a. m. ........... 46
19 a. m El
11 a. bu,...,. S3
IS m. .ww.i 86
1 p. m. $7
S p. m4...-S8
So. m.... 67
4 p m. -... 57
5 PW IQ.M.HM4... 67
p. m. . . . 66
7 p. m... .-.. 65
S p. m.. 63
Com yarn tire Lo'(I'ord.
1812. 1911. 1310. ISO.
Highest yesterday 68 . 71 68 69
Lowest yesterday.. 44 43 43 36
Mean temperature , 81 17 64 47
Precipitation o . .to .09
Temperature ' and predpttatJon depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature...... ...... ......... 60
Cxoess for the day.......... 1
Total excess since March 1 153
I Normal precipitation 07 inch
I Deficiency for the day .07 inch
Total rainfall since March 1..24.3S inches
I Deficiency since March 1. 3.64 inches
V Deficiency for cor. period, lflU. 14.06 inches
V Deficiency for cor. period, im 14.07 Inches
Reports from Stations at T p. M.
Station and Stat Temp. High- Bain.
at
hrlnnaEober joints--
to Brudas as the
Slayer of Waitkus
CHICAGO, Oct 24. It was supposed
that Joseph Waitkus bad committed
suicide when his body was found In his
room in a - south side rooming' house
today. A revolver, said by his land'
lady to have been belonged to Waitkus,
was found beside the body.
An Inquest was being held this after
noon when a woman rushed into the
room and halted the proceedings by shout
ing:
"Stop, stop! He did not kill himself.
He was murdered. There stands the man
who killed him."
The' man indicated was Joseph Brudas,
husband of the woman from whom Wait
kus -rented his room.
The Jury was about to return a verdict
of suicide when the interruption came.
The woman was Mrs. Anna Rober, who
declared the . revolver found beside the
dead man had been purohwd by Brudas.
Brudas was held by order of the court
and an - Investigation ordered into the
story of Mrs. Rober.
1 r;
of Weather. 7 P m. est.
Cheyenne, elear 43 .48
IDavenport, cloudy M.M.....64 i 00
'Denver, dear.. .......... -..52 , 54
Des Moines, cloudy 52 64
Dodge City, clear ...62
Lander, clear ...44 W
North Platte, clear..... ...52 t to
Omaha, cloudy. ........ ....65 ' 58
Puefclo, Clear...,. S3
Rapid City, clear 4 , 64
Salt Lake City, clear 53 68
Santa. Fe. ot cloudy..... ,64 62
Sheridan, clear ..44 '-. 63
Sioux City, cloudy.. 64 68
Valentine. clir 50 66
fall.
.
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, .18
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. .09
.00
Twelve Men on Trial
for Murder of Ed
Callahan, feudist
WINCHESTER, Ky., Oct 21-Twelve of
the fourteen rnen Indicted for the murder
last march of former 8herlff Ed Callahan
of Breathitt county, were to go on trial
In Winchester today. Mrs. Lillian Gross,
Callahan's daughter, to whose work in
gathering evidence among the mountains
of Breathitt county the indictment ere
due, arrived here last night with a num.
ber of witnesses whom she persuaded to
come despite their protests that their
lives would be endangered.
Ed Callahan, one of the most pictur
esque of Breathitt clan leaders, wasshot
from ambush as he stood in front, of his
store at Jackson. . The lndlctmenfcbarges
a conspiracy against the life of Callahan
,pn the part of the Deaton clan and
others. The trial Is to take place here
because the prosecution declared a . fall
trial could not be had in Bseatbltt
county.
NEW CLASS RATES FROM
IOWA POINTS SUSPENDED
WASHINGTON, Oct 24. Increases in
class freight rates averaging about 1 per
cent, proposed by the Chicago and North-'
western, Chicago Great Western, Chicago
Milwaukee and St Paul, Chicago, Rock
Island and Pacific, Illinois Central and
Minneapolis and St Louis railroads be
tween points in Iowa and Minneapolis
Minn., and other shipping centers today
were suspended by the Interstate Com
merce commission until April 29. .-
NEW YORK, Oct 24.-Pollce Lieutenant
Charles Becker Bat In his cell in the
Tombs tonight while across the Bridge
of Sighs in the darkened criminal courts
building twelve men struggled to de
cide whether he was guilty of the murder
of Herman Rosenthal.
The prisoner's "destiny was delivered
into the Jury's hands this afternoon after
a three-hour charge by Justice Goff.
which Becker characterised as distinctly
unfair and a thin veiled summing up for
the state," and upon which his counsel
John F. Mclntyre, declined to comment.
To do so, he said, would place him in
contempt of court
Stripped of its legal verbiage, the charge
in effect was a ruling hat the guilt or
Innocence of the prisoner rested almost
solely upon the debatal e point as to
whether Sam Schepps was an accomplice
to the. crime.
Dapper little Schepps, when arrested at
Hot Springs, styled himself the keystone
of the arch. As events transpired he
Bpoke truer than he knew.
The court was doubtful as to Schepps'
status and declined to guide the. Jurors
in a decision. What the Judge did instruct
them to do was to return a verdict of
first degree murder, or second degree
murder or to acquit the defendant Man- i
slaughter was eliminated and a no
compromise verdict was directed upon
the motion of Becker's lawyer.
By far the greater part of the court's
Instructions dealt - with murder in the
first degree, the penalty for which la
the electric chair.
Keeps on Chewing Gnna,
Flanked by counsel, face expressionless,
Becker sat chewing gum while the court
delivered the charge. Back of the railing
gat his wife, head bowed, eyes downcast
The white-haired Justioe spoke in a mon
otone, but with Inojslve dellberateness.
"It Is, hot claimed by the prosecution
that Becker's hand did actually kill Bcs
enJJhaLJLhe wjd at ..crurfal point
"It Is claimed that he requested and di
rected that the killing should be done,
and as I have already instructed the Jury,
Becker, in law, must be held responsible
for the acts of every on who acted In
pursuance of his . request or instruction.
"It is important here that I should di
rect you as to the law governing the
case now presented. Where a person is
claimed not to have done the actual kill
ing, but to have inspired It and Instructed
it. Under the law Becker stands charged
principally with the commission of the
crime of murder on the ground that he
counselled and -advised it.".
The court added that the main witnesses
against the defendant were without doubt
accomplices, and he so branded Rose, Val-
lon and Webber. Schepps' relation 'be
would not define.
His Country's Call
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
DIAZ DECEITDHIS TROOPS
Tells Them Attacking: Party Were
. Men Cominy to Enlist.
RECEIVED THEM AS FRIENDS
This Aoeoants for the Bloodless Fall
of the City of Vera Crms Dtas
Will Probably Be Ext.
NMd for Treason.
VERA CRUZ. Mexico., Oot S4.-General
Felix Dlas, captured yesterday In the
Wreck of his rebellion, told his men that
the federal troops advancing on Veaa
Crug were coming to enlist under his
flag of insurrection. Therefore, whe
Madero'i soldiers hove in view the rebels
gave way as they would to friends. They
rhnade no resistance and the fall of the
city before the loyal force was brought
about so easily that it could be looked
upon as a faros but tor the tragedy it Is
believed awaits in the fate of the leader.
That was the explanation of the lack of
resistance they showed glevn by the
Dlas soldiers today.
i Spies are denouncing to the authorities
everybody who participated in the re
belllon.
There is much hearty public recognition
of tae services rendered by the .United
States, consul and the captain of the
U ttftedjstate. ccatex,fiS. Moines, in pro
tecting foreigners and their' interests.'
There was no other foreign warship In
the port, but seyeral foreign merchants
vessels were in the harbor. .
During the fighting the Mexican gun
boat . Morelos fired two shots, the ex
plosion of which caused a body, of rebels
to vacate a church they had occupied.
The city Is rapidly regaining its normal
aspect. The police service . was resumed
today and within, two days the railroad
will be operating again on a regular
schedula . ,
Guests Driven from
Three Hotels by Fire
and Ammonia Fumes
CHICAGO, Oct. 24.-More than 600 pat
rons of the Morrison hotel and the Hotel
Veley fled to the street while firemen
quenched flames in the employ's annex
of th Morrison. Three women and one
man screaming on a fire escape were
rescued by policemen.
Adolph Welgast the pugilist and his
wife were among those who fled from the
smoke-filled upper stories.
It was an hour before he tiro was un
der control. The loss was about 330,000.
DES MOINES, la., Oct S4.-Breaklng
of an. ammonia pipe in the cold storage
plant of the Savery hotel resulted in con
sternation for the patrons of the hotel
and a hurry up call for the police 'her
early today. . f
The pipe broke In the basement, and
the fumes followed the elevator to the
top floor. Some of the guests were awak
ened and started a panic. None was In
jured, the hasty arrival of the polios re
storing quiet The break was quickly
mended.
KILLS HIS FAVORITE DOG
AND COMMITS SUICDf
''FKSSE. WK. Oct 24.-Emest
Hevals, a young farmer, today ., killed
A. " ...'.j'und h.mself. The two bad been
; inseparable and when Revals tired of life
M' he called his dog to him, fondled htm
!oo ' tenderly and shot him through the body.
W fft r which ha turiwul M ah
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
.Off
himself.
Mrs. Sickles Pays
Debts of General
NEW YORK,- Oct. 24.-A plea against
the sale of the personal effect of General
Daniel E. Sickles, the aged war veteran,
was made today by his estranged wife to
Sheriff Harburger, who agreed to a post
ponement Mrs. Sickles promised to pay
about November 10 money necessary to
satisfy a new judgment against her hus
band. .
This is the second time within a few
weeks that Mrs. Sickles has come to the
veteran's aid. On the other occasion she
pawned her Jewelry. This action led to
a report that the couple would be recon
ciled, but although Mrs. Sickles paid the
judgment their social relations remained
as before, each in a statement declaring
their reunion was Impossible.
DOING A GOOD WORK
HEBRON, Neb., Oct. 20. I have
just finished looking through the
Nebraska Development edition of
The Omaha Bee and am very
much pleased at the arrangement
of the articles and the depth of .
the good things which are con
tained therein.' The whole edi
tion is. a work of art and skill and
cannot fail to give to Nebraska a
strong impetus toward advance,
ment in all lines. A fellow has
no power or mental intellecuality
to discern the good that such a
work can do, and it ought to be
to the interest of every citizen,
and resident of this great state
to spread the glad tidings and
help the cause along.
HENRY ALLEN BRAINERD.
Bribery Charges
Add to Interest
in Murder Trial
LAKE CHARLES, 'La., Oct. 24.-Th9
arrest of Edward F. Doree of Portland,
Ore.; C. L. FUigno of Chicago and C.
H. Edwards, a timber worker, in con
nection with charges of attempted brib
ery added Interest today to the Grabow
trial. - Doree to said to be an agent of
the Industrial Workers of the World.
When the trial of several members of
the Timber Workers' brotherhood, kc-
cused of murder, was resumed today,
John H. Galloway .part owner of the mill
at Grabow, where the clash between
union and nonunion men occurred, de
clared the fatal shooting was begun by
members of the, brotherhood.
Jack Owen Killed
When a Street Car '
v7BacksUpousHim
. i.
J. B. Owen, one of the oldest in point
of service of the Wcstfern Union's Omaha
force, was killed by a' street oar at For
tieth and Hamilton streets last night
He was crossing behind, a northbound
car, when the oar suddenly backed up,
struck and killed him.
Mr. Owen, who was about 60 years of
age, had been a resident of Omaha for
a little over twenty-flvo year- He oame
here originally from Missouri, as an ex
pert operator to copy press report This
was. In the days before the introduction
of the typewriter, and the man who
copied the voluminous reports snt over
the wires In those days with a "stick,"
as the stylus was called, had to be an
expert After several years at this work,
Owen entered the employ of the Western
Union at the Omaha office, and went
un throuirh several promotions to the
position of night chief. He wss mar
ried and has several children.
CARDIAL FARLEY IN OMAHA
New York Prelate Stops Here While
Enroute to Denver.
Chicago Plans to
a tt'
ocgregaie vice
CHICAGO, Oct 24.-Wllliam II. Sexton,
corporation counsel of Chicago today
made 'public an opinion that he had pre
pared for the council vice committee in
which he opens the way for a ' semi
legltlmate segregated vice district. The
opinion outlines a method by which the
segregated district may be restored under
open official sanction assuring immunity
so far as the oity Is concerned for vio
lator of the state laws within those dis
tricts.
In brief, the plan Is that the city pass
ordinances providing ' penalties In addl-
Itlon to the state. laws for conducting dis
orderly places in all .sections of the. city
except the allots selected for the segre
gated sections. The. tacit understanding
will be that In these districts the city
having given exemption, vice will be per
mitted to a certain extent
The opinion also explains that tlie city
Is powerless to pass ordinances sanation-
TRAIN STRIKES TROLLEY
CAR, SEVEN INJURED
Fifty-Five Women to
Go as Missionaries
BALTIMORE Md., Oct 24--Flfty-flve
American women will go as missionaries
to foreign fields for the first time,, it wm
announced: at the opening session of the
annual convention of the Women's For
eign. Missionary society of the Methodist
Episcopal church here today.
Total gifts for missions were re
ported to be $837,221 This is independent
of the general missionary board of the
church. '
The northwest branch, with headquar
ters at Chicago, had more new mission
aries to offer than any other branch.
IS GUEST OF BISHOP SCANNEL
Several Ulshops and Many Omaha
Priests at th' Station to Ex
tend Welcome to Well
Known Cardinal.
A red silk skull cap upon the head of a
dignified cleric as he stepped from the
platform of a private car attached to the
Rock Ialtghd train arriving from Chicago
at 1.06 yesterday afternoon , proclaimed
the presence In Omaha of his eminence,
John Cardinal Farley. '
lie was met at th dspot by Blihop
Scannell, Bishop Tihen, Bishop MoOovern
and several local dignitaries, including the
several Omaha parish priests. After an
exchange of warm greetings th party
rtepped Into waiting automobiles and
proceeded to the residence of Bishop
Scannell, where the cardinal and his
party were entertained at a dinner last
evening.' -
Cardinal Farley Is attended by his vicar
general, Mgr. Michael J. La velle; hlf
secretary, ligr, James V. Lewis; Mgr.
James R. McGean and Bishop Dunn, th
latter of Peoria. During the afternoon th
visiting dignitaries were taken about th
city In "automobiles to view th beauty
spots and get a breath of keen, western
lr. : ; ,. , , . .
.No special significance attaches to the
visit-of the cardinal. He is on his, way
west to attend the cathedral . dedication
at Denver, and from there he will go to
the coast to . continue hit visit with
friends. There will be no public demon
stration for the cardinal's presence, and
his only appearance of Importance will be
this morning at the Academy of Sacred
Heart, where he will say mass. The party
will continue westward this afternoon.
Marks of Notability.
Cardinal Farley, short In stature, bears
the unmistakable marks -of notability,
and he has a way of looking magnetically
BULGARIANS TAKE
KIRK-KILISSEH.THE
KEY T0ADR1AN0PLE
Important Fortress Commanding the
City Falls Into Hands of
Balkan Allies.
BIO BATTLE COMES SHORTLY
JEALOUS MAN ATTACKS
FOUR PERSONS WITH AXE
CHICAGO, Oct 24. Thomas Connolly,
a clerk, believed to have been actuated
by Jealousy, today severely injured three
persons, one of whom may die. with an
axe.
Connolly, who has been paying court
to Mr Emma Martin, arrived at her
home and found her divorced husband
there seeking reconciliation. He seized
an axe and attacked both, severely cut
ting Martin about the bead and shoulders.
Mrs. Martin's uncle and mother, Wll
lng segregated districts in conflict with iiam and Elizabeth Featherstonehaug, ap
the state laws and suggests that the state pearej. Connolly so severely cut Feath-
leglslature may amend the statutes to give
the cities suoh discretion.
REQUISITION FOR GALLOWAY
REQUESTED OF GOVERNOR
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN. Oct 24.-Speclal.)-A requi
sition has been asked by Governor Carroll
of Iowa for the return of E. S. Galloway,
wanted in Polk county lrf that state on
the charge of wife desertion.' Galloway
is' now In the oustody of the sheriff of
Johnson county at Teeurnseh .and will
fight' the matter, the case coming up be
CHICAGO, Oct. 24, Seven persons were
hurt none fatally, when a Pennsylvania
railroad train ' struck a street car at
One Hundred and Sixth street early to
day. The accident was due to a dense j i0wav deserted his wife and
fog. Numerous otner accidents of
minor charcter were caused by the fog
which extended over the entire southern
section of the city. . 7
child Feb
ruary last and came to Nebraska, where
he was located and notice given Che Iowa
authorities, who ordered his arret,at Te
cumseh. '
erstonehaug that he Is not expected to
live. Mrs. Featherstonehaug was ' less
severely hurt.
Connolly was arrested. The police also
are seeking the 2-year-old son of Mrs.
Martin, who ran away during the battle.
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Nebraska-Woman x'
Says Public Officials
Need More Backbone
PORTLANP, Or, Oct St-That nation
wide prohibition does not exist beoaus
of lack of knowledge of the evil of In
temperance, and that public officials
generally lack backbone in enforcing laws
directed toward purity In civic affairs,
were assertions made today by Mrs.
Emma L. Starrett of Central City, Neb.,
superintendent of the Christian citizen
ship department of the National Women's
Christian Temperance union, which con
cluded today a week's convention in
Portland.
Mrs. Starrett declared that every In
fluence should be brought to bear by
members of the union to elect officials
with the necessary moral courage to up
hold laws of' dvio righteousness. She
advised prohibitionists to participate in
every campaign and accomplish the de
feat any candidate who declined to assert
himself In favor of prohibition.
The beneficial effects of curfew ordi
nances was discussed by Mrs. Mary B.
Bowen of Washington, D. C. It was ex
pected the final business of the conven
tion would be transacted this afternoon
and adjournment taken tonight
MAN WHO ABDUCTED.
GIRL GIVEN LONG TERM
MILWAUKEE, Oct. 24.-Albert H,' Bit
ter was sentenced to fifteen years at
hard labor In the state penitentiary by
Judge Backus in municipal court when
he pleaded guilty to ' having abducted
fore Governor Aldrlch next Monday. Gal-Miss Frieda Norman, aged 16, daughter
of August Norman of Milwaukee, two
years ago. At the time of abduction
Bitter had a wife and two children living
here. He was arrested recently la As
bury Park, N. J. -
Working Miners and
Strikers in Fight
CHARLESTON. W. Vs., Oot. 24.-6tr1k-Ing
and working miners clashed at -several
points , in the Kanawha coal field
during last night but there were no cas
ualties.' The principal disturbance was
at Cabin Creek Junction.
Four companies of the' National Guard
went home., today, leaving one company
on duty. Military authorities here are
keeping In close touch with the situation
In the strike country' and It was stated
that at the first signs of serious disorder
th military would be restored.
Stage is Now Set for Main Event of
the War Drama.
GREEKS TAKE TOWN OF SERVIA
Their Army Occupies City and Takes
Possession of Bridge.
MONTENEGRINS . NEAR SCUTARI
Indications that Troops af Kins;
.Nicholas Will Occupy the Hla
torio City Within Next
Few Honrs.
BULLETIN.
LONDON, Oct. 24.-Th Montenegrin
troops, says a news agency dispatch from
Cettlnje, have occupied the height ot
Chlrki, dominating the town of Scutari,
which is expected to fait
LONDON. Oct. 24.-The Turkish fort
ress of Klrk-kUUsseh has fallen, accord
ing to a news agency dispatch from
Sofia. It Is regarded as the key to
Adrlanople and Is the headquarters of
the Turkish army corps commanded by
Kenaa Pasha.
With fall of Kirk-Klllsseh, the stag
I set for the main event to date of th
Balkan drama.
British military officers who have mad
a specialty of studying the Balkan mili
tary preparations believe that the Turk.
lsh army has been heading for the line
between Adrlanople and Klrk-Klllsseh.
with a covering force estimated at about
70,000 men and that the main Ottoman
array la only just due on the scene. ,
Montenegrins Ait-unco Scutari.
Thrilled by th words of their leaders.
King Nicholas and his three sons, th
soldiers of Mentenegro today continued
their advance on Scutari. Reports from
the front indicated that they have driven
back the Turks, have reached a point
eight and a half miles from th City.
The bombardment ot the Turkish town
of Tarakosch,' which began on Tuesday. '
was ' continued throughout yesterday by
the Montenegrins. The Montenegrin con
sul her says:
"The statements concerning Montene
grin reverses are untrue. The losses ot
cannon by the Montenegrins and th
number of their killed and wounded hav
been greatly exaggerated."
' Nicholas Joins Troops. ' ' '
A dispatch from Riek2. Montenegro,
aays that King NlohoiasifSrf'a,LlsAn
Scutari yesterday and joined troops
at Skala, where he met his three sons
and with them held a council ot War.
The . outcome of tbls was that Prince
Mlrsky Was appointed commander of the
Montenegrin brigade, which distinguished
Itself, at Detchltch and Tuahl. On as
suming command Prince Mireky ad
dressed his troops, saying:'
"We are almost at the walls of th
ancient and famous town of Scutari,
with which are bound up some of the
most brilliant pages of the history of
old Ssrvla, My father, our supreme war
lord, has commanded me to lead you.
"Follow me, my gallant men, not In
the path of annihilation and death, but
on toe road which will bring liberty and
new life to mankind, and civilization and
progress to Scutari."
At th conclusion of th prince's speech.
King Nicholas embraced his three sons
and bade them farewell.
' The Servian troops hav captured one)
part of the Turkish town of Kumanova,
according to a telephone message re
ceived at Belgrade today from Vranya.
Desperate fighting Is still going on in
the vicinity of Kumanova. '
Th taking of the Turkish town ol! ' '
Novlpaxar was achieved only after three
days' severe fighting, during which there l"
was- muoh slaughter on both sides.
The small town of Straztn was cap-
tured, yesterday by the Servians.
Greeks Capture Srrvla.
ATHENS, Oct. 24.-1:45 a. m-The '
Greeks hav occupied the town of Servla
and have also captured the bridge over
the river Allakmon (Indju Karasa).
thereby cutting off the retreat of the
Turks.
The Greek victory was complete. , Tha
Greeks captured twenty-two guns, made
many prisoners and scattered the Turkish
army.
Crown Prince Constantine, telegraphing
from headquarters last night, reports:
"Our troops are pursuing the enemy all
along the line from Cambunnla to the town
of Servla and on, the Allakmon plain.
The Turkish army has been scattered.
We have taken twenty-two guns, with,
their ammunition wagons and a largo
quantity of ammunition, and many tran
sport wagons." - - -. i
Later General Dangtls sent a message
saying: -
' ?The Turks "have lost heavily, W
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MESSENGER IS ROBBED OF
EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS
MINNEAPOLIS. Oct 24,-Oscar Chris-I
tlanson, a messenger boy for the Soo
railway, today was robbed of 38,000 In
pay checks of the company on one of
the principal streets of the city. The
robber obtained the checks oy represent
ing himself as a Soo line employe who
had to make changes in the paper. , Po-'
lice of th Twin Cities are searching for
him and warnings against cashing the ,
checks hav been issued. ' I
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