Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on October 17, 1912 · Page 1
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Iola, Kansas
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VOLUME p. NO. 307. WMklyj, llMltter. EttablM ibllitMd 1N7. 1M7. IOLA,.KAS., OCT. 17, 1912-THURSDAY EVENING. SucMMor to tn* lola Daily Reglater. th« loU Dally Record and th* lote Dally index EIGHT PAGES HEtty STILL HELD A PRisee MAN rOXVU'TKD WHOXJI.Y HAS lAUXiy AMKEU HELP. THE STATE IS WRONGING HIM THE WARDKVS LKTTEll SHOWS WHEItE HI.AME KESTS. ? GoiernoKs Oftlre Xoclcrlsjo T Only JnM ronrs<< Which Itffore II. 1 iikr the n Hoa- THEWEIATHER. ^ForeriiNt for Kn^sast Fair tonight nnd Frldiijr; irarmer tonficht ^ Data recorded at the Local Office of the Weather Bureau: Tcmporaturo: Highest yeaterilu)' at 2 |i. ni, 72: lowest this morning nt 6 n. m., <S; normal for today, rj; deficiency in tcrafior^ture yesterday, 1 de- Kron; deficiency 'ainco January Isl, -'90 decrees. Yestonlny—fi p. m.. 62; 9 p. m, 59; 13. midnight, 57. Today—3 a. m., 49; C a. ni., 48; a. m.,' 60. I'recipltntlon for 24 hours ending a. m. 1o<lay, 0; excess tn precipitation since .Innuary Ist. 4.47 inches. Kolnllvu humidity. 7 a. ra. today, 90 per cent: barometer rcdureii to sea level, «(i,03 inches: river atage, 1.4 ft. Sunrise today, 6:33 a; sunset, .":42 p.-m.' * • • , • Tho amazinc silu;.tion of Jol -1 ly*ls once more brought to notice by i another letter from hitn to the Rpg- llster. Readers of liiis paper are fa- ' miliar with the story of his arrest and 'conviction for theft, of wliioh it was later proven ho was innocnt. his parole and rearrest. And they also know- of the futile efforts made to induce- tJie Governor to restore his •) freedom to a man who ;was never : justly made a prisoner, efforts backed J by court ptlicers who know all'about the, case. That an innocent man should lM> imprisoned even for a short .time is bad enonph, but that an innocent man should be kept a prisoner lone after his innoccnci^ h^s been established before the state officials •who have authority in the matter comes mighty close to Bpinp a highhanded oiitr.nge which: demands prompt and complete explanation from them to tlile public. Here hre the lett .Ts, one from .Healy concerning his idisheartened suspense • and a copy of a letter from Warden Codding some ^onfhs ago which- is eloquent testimony that someone has blundered. Healy's letter Is understood better after reading the Codding letter, so they api)ear in that order. THE TAFT CtUB IS 0R6IINIZE0 A KOrSIXJJ HEETINO OF riTIZEN.S AT a. A. IL HALL LA.ST .\I«HT. Cnptiiin H. A. Ewing Chosen President and T. S .Slorrr, Secrciarjr and , Trca.surer. '•Ijinsing. Kans.. Sept. 2t>. '12. "Mr. Karl Akers; Kxecutivo Clerk. ''I Inclose, a letter just received from the iola Recister relating to the ease of John Healy. also a copy of my reply to same. "This matter should be attended to at once as the Hoard hag long ago . recommended that this man he pardoned. There is no doubt of his innocence and I liaveall alongijoeom-jl • vended his release. ; "Father MrOulre. a Prie<tirom Iola. Is here now Intervlewliic HeSly and Ifi .the matter is not attended to. it will he more ncrwsi>a)mr criticism and ijoto- rieti- fol- us. which should have been siettled long ago. -.1. K CODDINT.. Warrien. • ICopyi Original on file at Governor's office. Huplicate on ,flle here at prison in n;y record-Jacket, Healy. "Kansas State P.rison. "Sunday, Oct. 13, "12. "Iola Daily Register. ••Mr. Kdltor: .As 1 was cnnvicte.l • and sentenced in lola for an act ^hich is now acknowledged I did not do. and as th^' authorities who convicted me have since done every reasonable thing in their i>ower to have me released, I believe that further effort on my part for common justice should be made through those who know tlic , circumstanr>ep and who reside where the ncrw acknowledged mistake' was made, so I beg of you to lend me a hand by pnhlislijng this letter, as I write it. together wj-th the in-, closed copy of a late letter written by •Warden J. K. Codding to the Governor's office relative to the matter. The original letter is on file at the Governor's office, the duplicate is here ' at the prison in my prison-record jacket Verify my copy if you choose; you will find it correct. "I hslievc th^is Jnside personal letter of'the Warden's will the idiffirenjce between what is actually officlalt!)' thought of the deal I am getting here from what is plvcn out publicly concerning the same. You will note that the right or wrong of my being here docs not seem to be of the sitae Importance as an new.s- paper criticism or notoriety of the same , as the Warden calls it. woujd be. AND TiHS IN.FRICK .\MERICA. ""The facts of the ti:.-\tter isthat although my case bod l)een up to the Governor for nearly a year, and that the Pardon Clerk had jversonally in- forined me in the presence of Parole Officer John Higpins that he knew nothing about the principal evidence ^ In my case, and that the Governor had •(refused to take any action in the matter. then and not until then did 1 make my public am)eal for justice through the Register, well knowing that the Pardon CleVk bad ignored my case *n- tirelv and not beliering , that the Governor had. AT THAT TfME, e^er . passed upon it at all. Hovi true toy 1 aunnise proved was substantiated in a. later public statement by'jboth Pardon Clerk and Governor. The Clerk denied any application for pardon HAD EVER been made for me. The Goremor stated that he never heard . of a man by the name of John Healy being in Prison. THIS IS RECORD. i.Bnt thank God for the good people who. because ofmy pu.Wlc appeal, tried to help m6. , • "I say TRIED because that is the proper word. Xoihing| since has been . actomplished except that that Pardon 'CSerk resigned, butthc people were interested and ask' many pertinent qnes^na. which were partly answered ID a maimer that was intended as a iastificatioii for the wanton neglect of a matter of which they knew nothing about. , • j '^Brenr bit of publicitr I ever gave tlils.^matt€^' was in self-defense. '• "Hefetofbre I have always beUev«d The Taft and Sherman club fwas organized last night at a nieating-^f citizens held in G. A. R. hall.l There was a good attendance tind stirring speeches were delivered by Captain Ewing, Captain Baxter .McCIain, Captain T. S. Stover, Dr. J. S. Bass and Mr. McCumber. Organlr.ation was effected as follows: President. Captain II. A. E\v- ing; secretary and treasurer. Captain T. B. Stover.. Committees were appointed, as follows: . Organization: Captain W. H. McClure, C. I.. \\Tiltaker and C. L,. Cowan. A committee on finance and a committee on resolutions' wet*-ai)- pointcd to rei)ort at the next meeting of the club which will be next Monday evening in G. A. R. hall. The president was given _ power to appoint a vice-president of the club to represent each voting precinct in tlie county. Much enthusiasm prevailed and.a good Taft majority is expected in .Allen county at the election. GAMPIUGNFORFVNDSUGGING Friends of Y. -M. C. A. Must Ilally to Its tiup|M>rt or Nee tbp ASKOCIH- tinn Abandoned. (Ctntinded on page, 3.). So far In the Y. M. C. A. membership campaign only twenty-eight paid up momt >ership8 have been turned In by all the workers. Including business men and high school students. It is true that quite a number of memberships have been filed, yet it is surprising that the number of paid up memberships is so small. The business men of the city have been working with a !:ood will, some of the busiest of them giving the entire morning, both yester day and today, in canvassing for the .Association.. Yet they find the majority of the men of the city are indifferent to the cause, and a few. of them openly denounce the Y. M. C. A. and ail its work. Aside from their love for the Y. M. C. A., th4 business men know that the increase of business in this city will be si}^ great if the Association will remain, as to well repay a!l their efforts. The business men stand back, of the work, and 'f the pttblic will not respond, the business of the city will in the end suffer by their indifference. The high school students have also been taking a goo«l part, btit are by no means making the effort of the business men, although It will mean equally as much to the boy-life of the city, should the Y. M. C. A. be Uken from us. The Boys' Department has a|so been taking a part tn the work, but they have also seemingly quit, and are now far behind tbe high school s|u- dents in the results. The returns are coming in slow, and if the number •loes not increase very rapidly between now and Saturday night, the problem will become very .grave !B- deed. H FELIX DIAZ AK.MY CUXrENTKATIM] AtiAINST >E»' BEBEL LEADEK. ORDERS TO SHEaVEMGRUZ IJOVEHXJIKNT STAKE.S AI.L 0.\ A PROM If VICTOKY. Soldiers and Salloni Drstert (o YOUIIK Diaz's Standard and Vadero's llulc IM,Tottering. DEATH OF PAUL HUTCHINSON 111 Itut a Few Days Boy's DeuUi Was Doe to Scarlet Fever—.Source Unknown.. Paul Hutchinson, aged 13 years, died at the home of his uncle. A. C. Cutler, 324 South Colbom. yesterday "vcning at 7:4.") o'clock. The body will be shipped to Manhattan tomorrow morning for burial, and no services will be held here. Paul Hutchinson became ill last Sat urday morning and by Sunday morning the family lAyslcian told Mr. and Mrs. Cutler that scarlet fever had set in. Until the boy'» death, his condition became steadily worse. Jt is not known from just what source the fever came, but it is certain that the disease will not be spread, because the home has been quarantined since Sunday. Young Hutchinson came here a few- years agfo from Manhattan. Kas., ishortiy after the death of his mother. His father is now in California, in which state he has lived since the death of his wife. Y^oung Hutchinson was a meriber of the \'. M. C. A. and a good boy. Death of Mrs. Serem?. Mrs. Doi-a .Elizabetji Severns died about half! past twelve today of tu- berctilosis at the family home oil Chestnut atrcet. Rev. O. C. Moomaw, of the Christian clinrch will conduct the funeral services bift no other definite j arrangBments a^ to time and plac« haVe been made as yet, and will |>e ajuwuiced l»t«r. • * • . ' • tny tho A .s8ocl .ntr<l IVcs.-.) ' Mexico Git.v. Oct. 17.—The Mrxican govcrniucnt, insisting that Commodore Aziieta is still able to control bis gunboats, today ordered hint'to bombard Vera Cruz. Felix Diaz has been proclalnimi pro­ visional'President and a^In-ov|sionul cabinet formed at Vera Cruz. A crisis was reached in the affairs of Mexico and President Madero's administration Is at a critical point. The resignation of the cabinet was demanded in the!Chaml>er of; Deputies last night by Deputy Querido Moheno, but the president of the Chamber refused to permit a discussion and the motion will come up again today. • President Madero today minimized the importance of the rebel movement under Diaz. In an interview he reiterated his declaration that he would not resign. In order to crush the rebellion of Felix Diaz at Vera Cruz not only have the Federal armies from the north and south been commanded to converge on that city, but General Joaquin Beltran, who has been stationed at Esperanza, between the capital and Vera Cruz on the Mexican railway, for the purixisc of operating against the rebel general, Aguilar, has been ordered to move on Vera Cruz. From Mexico City itself two military trains under the command- of Colonel Xava- reto have been sent to General Beltran's support. The general public does not seem inclined to share In the optimism of the government. It Is considered not improbable that some part of .the army ordered to move against Felix Diaz will join him instead of lighting him. This belief found support today when detachment sent from Orizaba by General Beltran joined the rebels. Vera Cruz Is now completely isolated except liy water. The government has instructed the railways to withdraw all rolling stock and to establish new terminals at Orizaba. Jaiapa and Sierra Blanca. No trains will be run beyond 4he Federal lines. The total cutting off of Diaz from communication will depend on the loyalty of the gunboats, which it Is not considered likely can he malntalnedl Some of the men manning the gunj boats Bravo and Tainpico landed yes-r terday at Vera Cruz and offered their .«ervices to the rebel leader. Commodore Azuota refused to join the movement and had the guns of his boats trained on the city. « Send Word to Diaz. El Paso. Oct. 16.—A Felix Diaz rebel junta has been organized here. It was generally admitted fotlay among rebel leaders and refugees that the nephow of the former president of Mexico would be most .li-ceptabie to the revolutionary" element as a provisional p.'-esident. It is made known tbda.v .that overtures have been made by men prominent in Madero's government at .Mexico City to representatives here of Pascual Orozco, Jr.. leader of the rebel movement in the North. Also it Is learned from secret service sources that an .-embassy is on the way to'Paris to see Porthrio Diaz, president of Mexico before the Madero revolution. Departure of the messenger to Paris was almost synonymous w:ith the ar- ri\-al from Mexico City of another oin- i.ssary bearing word to the rebel •junta" here from what is said toj bo a revolutionary element at the national capital. It was said today on highest authority that Felix DInz is one of five named as presidential candidates to succded Madero. THE H0O£BN DAMOCLES. T«IS IS KO HOOSEVELT 6IIINS RAPIDLY! roxDiTiox M:AU MMLHAI, AS COrLD POSSIHI.V HK. IT Dorlnjnt >on Plan Xot In Kemo^e the liiillct at Prrsenf—In Uo^pilai rmil Monday. (Uy thu As>;o<;l!it<Hl PrrHs) j Chicago. (Kt. 17.—Six physicians on • making the most extended survey of i Colonel Roosevell'.s rendition attempt-! cd since his arrival at .Mercy Hospital • this morning found U\a condition as j near normal as a wounded man could j b'fe and renewed the assurance that, there Is no longer cause for worry, i They also positively announced that! Roosevelt must not leave the l-.ospita! i at least'till after Sunda.v. The bul-' letin said ' "Pulse 72; temperature OSIles- piration 18. all night; wound dressed j and looks well; tome oozing. Ex-, amination of the lungs by Or. Alex-| ander I.«nit)ert sliows the lungs in j goo«i condition. Gpneral condition ist splendid. Case is i>rogi;essing so fav-; orably that unless rcimplicntions occur, the bullet will not be reiuovid at present." JOHNSON r >DKR SI SPICION. Pugilist Questioned About n Mlssint; While (<lrl Aged !». (Py the A .t ••wl •.^\^t^ Pr>-w) Chicago. Oct. IT—Jack Johnson, the negro ihaMi|>ion pugilist, was <|uos- tioned for mori- th;in two hours by the pollci' today as to the whereabouts of I.ucile Cameron aged 19. a white girl whose mother, Mrs.' F. Canieron-Fiil- conet, a wealthy widow of Mlnncapo- 11 K . asked the pollc-p to lind the girl. Johnson admitted that I.ucile had liffu omiiloyml in hi.>! cafe as cashier but (l<-clin<'d to toll wbero .^hc is. USED A DARREL IN MICHIGAN DKTROIT LAWYER SAVS TAFT MHy SPE.VD LAVISHLY. Tliut Famous <i24(l,0<N» Ilarriman Fund Found on l!)04 Campaign Coni. mHlce'ii Bank Books. TO BUY MODERN DEVICES lola Piiblic Schools lo Be Furnished .\ew Amnsemenls—Board Itunbles Suhscriplions. Schrank Not Worried. j Milwaukee. Wis.. Ol. 17—"Why, shouldn't 1 sleep well? Theies noth-i ing bothering niy consc-ienre." said John Schrank, the man who shot Col. Roosevelt, when asked how he reslcl during the night BROWN'S 'SPKKC H PLKASKD. Mexico City. Oct. 16.— General Felix Diaz, nephew cf General Porfirlo Diaz, the deposed president of Mexico, raised the banner of rebellion at Vera Cruz today. - He^ entered the city with SOO men and seized the arsenal and garrison, which comprised 500 of the Twenty-first infantry and one sixtee*:. gun b^^ttery. Diaz then placed men in charge of the two gunboats Tampico and Bravo, lying in the harbor. The news of the rising created excitement heife, although there were no stree* demonstrations. Mexicans generally appeared elated at the new developments. According to the re^ ports. General Diaz found many adherents when he entered Vera Cruz, including some of the troops, but the government has been informed that the Nineteenth infantry and the artil- lelry remain loyal. Colonel Gutierrez qommanding the loyal troops, notified tbe government that he will resist. 1 The two forces are now in the city of Vera Cruz and street fighting is im- menent President Madero has ordered the mobilization of 3,000 regulars to proceed against General Diaz. The arrest of alleged partisans of Diaz in Mexico City Is expected momentarily. The goremment taaa instructed the railroads into Vera Craz to withdraw a'll equipment—the Mexican to Orizaba, the Inter Oceanic to Jaiapa, and the Vera Cruz Pacific to TIerra Blao- Drmocnit^ Cheered Their fandidate lor Si'crelury of State. Burt E. Brown. Democratic candidate for secretary of state, was the principal speaker at a political meeting held by the party In K. I'. Hall last night. Mr. Brown was given a finu hearing and was frequently cheered He dci'oied nicwt of his tiiue to di.-cu.'^s Ing the tariff. The Democratic county central com mittee is arr.inging for other meetings to be heldin the near future and seem confid«.-nt of success. Frank Britton ,of Osage City, but forincrly of Iola, candidate for lieutenant governor, was also present and ' made a short Jtalk and warmed up his friends' enthusiasm. The Iola public schools will isooa be equipped with morlern amusement de- viveg for the pupils and every form of SIX rt that in the past has involved some risk of injury will be di.=carde(.l Suh'-cription of small amounts of money have been tendered by the pupils in'eacli room at each ."school build inir and ti-.e school board will double the amount given l>y the .students. With liie funds thu.'; secured, the h -ard will purchase teeter-totter hoarr!-. "Ciant Stride.-' and "Rlickery Slidps' 'and such other devices that may sa'fely be tiseii hy children. The iiira rf installin.g these new devices came with the realization Uial reje'-s. hours found the children eng:ii:."d in playing "whip-cracker" and '>lir "r fcnn.-; of jilay that often resull In either too \ioleni ex <Tcise or acci- •ieni. .'iguin. many of the children did not care for these cames and were left out of the fi ;n altoc'ther. LorisBrRi; .MIRDKR .MVSTERY. Ret. Johnson Says There Is no (lew lo the CrlniiuuL INTERE.STIMi SCHOOL DAYS. State .Secretary Aiding In the Y. M. r. A. Carapulgn. L. K. Hall, ptate secretary of the High School Association of boys, who are in the Y'. M. C. A., came here yesterday evening to help In the Y. M. C. A. membership campaign, especially for high school students. Mr. ^lall spoke at the high school assembly this morning, and also at the high school «lble class. It is-the desire* of Mr. Hall that the high school boys, who are members of the Y. M. C. .A.. form an organization,' in order to secure more students in the association, and get benefit from it. The subject was discussed at the class and turned over to a committee, to be voted upon at tbe next class meeting. Mr. Hall will remain in the city the rest of the week, and will help in the campaign for new members. ''liev. and Mrs. JoijuFfm, fornierl>* in <;.arge of the ^;a^'t. lola .Mnt .hodibt lien', hut MOW of I.oui.^hurg. spetft the day here vi .-fli'ng thei.- son apd friend.-. They had been attending, conference :it Xc?>.-!.(- Falls and Rev. Johnion has a date at Pleasanton toijiorrow, so they improved the opportunity lo stop here. Mr. Jfvinsnn .«ays that the story <•:( the arrest of a railroad man at . I.ouisbiirg for the killing of the post^ lister \v;;s not true, he not being arrested, l"")) to the pre.-"ent time not the rninotcst clew h:!s- been found to the assa.s.'in who fired a cowardly shot at night through a window, killing the postmaster. Nobody is ev*n suspected for t!:e postmaster was not known to have an enemy. YETEUAV EN(JI.\EER BETTER. ffiy tU*^ A .='.snciate *1 rt -c ^s) Washington. Oct. 17.—The lavish of money by the Taft supporters in the .Michigan primary was charged liefore the Clapp Committee today by James O. Murfin. a Detroit lawyer. Murtin said that when he and Captain Alger raised $l5u0 and offered it to Jolin D. McKay in charge of the Taft campaign. McKay said "be had plenty of nioney; more than he had ever had before in any campaign.' Murtin testified that he understood McKay to say that the candidates for delegates to the county conventions were "'hold- Ing him up for $:PiO each." A copy of the Republican National Committee'.^ bank account for I'.tDi at the Fourth National Bank of New York was placed in evidence before the committee and showed the deposit of |24t».nito during tlie latter days of October of that year. This was the sum of the disputed "H.irriman" fund. The record showed deposits, among others, of $240,000 in the last few days of October; $:>-">.0no on October 27th; $I (H>.000 on October 2Sth; and $10 .5.000 on October Hist. This was altoiit the time the so-called "Harriman Fund" was collected. Frank A. Munsey. the . publisher', testified to. the Clapp Committee that he had contributed to Roosevelt's campaign this year a total of $11S.- on .'..72. ONE .HAN FEID VIOLENT. He Dynamited the Ilomp <i of His Enemies Today. T.y the AR.»oc-i:itcd T'ressJ Pitt.^hurg. Pa.. Oct. 17.—Peter .Mossing, a carpenter. tod.Hy dynamit'd tbe residences of William Jackson and Wllllatu Bigger at Pleasant Valley, near here, cut and seriously injured three persons and attempted suicide. The arrival of detectives saved Mossing from rough treatment at the hands of a mob. The police said Mossing's outbreak is the result of a feud that has raged for years with Mossing on one side'and the Jackson and Bigger families on the other. TWO KILLED IX A RIOT. in the state of Morelos that the state legislature, in an informal message, today asks for federal protection against the "daily'growth of the revolt." ' A similar plea . for help has been sent by tbe legislature of Niches. • Anaroby has reaclnd sncli a point of^cain, , . Andrew 4. Rolibins, fid Years of .Vge, RecoTerine from Operation. Andrew J. Robbins. 302 South Buckeye, is recovering from an operation performed at tbe hospital and in which .Mr .Robbin's right leg was amT putated. It is believed that unless complications set in, he will soon be able to leave the hospital. Mr. Robbins is .SO years of age. For thirty years he was a locomotive engineer on the New York Central and later became Master Mechanic of the western division of tbe road with head quarters at Rochester. He has been in a number of serious wrecks but marve'ously escaped each time. Injury to one of his legs resulted in gangrene and a similar trouble caus-: ed amputation of his remaining IlmbJ George N. Robbins. of Colonyi Kas., is be're atteodiik^ "his fatb«& I'Bion's Tried lo Clos«» Smelter Out In AeradjL Ely, Nevada, Oct. 17.—Two Greek laborers were killed today at McGill, where attempts by union men to close the Steptoe Mill and smelter caused much disorder. W"arrants have been i sworn out charging the officers of the Nevada Consolidated Mining company and the Steptoe Mining and Smelting com pany with murder. Thirty-five John Doe warrants were also! Issued. JAMES WOCT-D eUABD T. R. Chicago, Oct. 16—Frank James, said to be a brother of Jesse James, the noted bandit, offered his services as a member of a bodyguard for Colonal Roosevelt today. In a message to the Colonel. Ja.mes said: "Offer my serrlces as one of 100 men as a bodyguard Tor the remainder of the campaign. Choose for yonrself the other ninety-nine. Would choose no one who is not willing to go into eternal darkness (or you, if neces- •wji" _\ - ^ DIVISIONS AX MOVED ON- SEHTIA II Bl'LOARIA. GREECE T^KES THE INITUTHE ARMY. ACTHE AND fU'NBOATS RIN BLOCKADE DARINOLT. The Long-Experted War In tbe-Bali ans Oprneti «t Several Poiats. This Morning. fr .v the A .-JKerintcrt Prirss).- . Constantinople, Oct. li.-i-A'^formal decl.iration of w.-jr against ServUf^and Bulg.irta was published by ! the iTbrk- ish government today. . -^Z •. Hostilities/were opened at 3 o 'clock this.morning by the Turkish tibop^at various pointsr-on the Bulgarian amd Servian frontiers. Several* divisions of the Turkish army were ordered to make a simultaneous forward more- ment. In giylng the order tor's general advance the Ottoman War miais- ter mentioned only that the moyement would be made against th($-frootlera of Bulgaria and Servia. 'There Is a powerful Turkish army concentrated' near the Greek frontiier but it has not been put in motion. Greeks Attack Tnrk.o. Athens. Oct. 17.—Fighting between the Greek armyand the .Turkish forces stationed along the frontier began early-tofiay. A. daring feat was acr complisherf by the commanders of two Greek gunboats. They made a dash at 2 a. m. to force the Turkish blockade at the narrow entrance to the Gulf of Arta. one side of which is Turkish and the other Greek. They were observed from a Turkish fort at Pre- vesa. which dominates the entrance, and fi heavy fire was directed on them which they returned with spirit. They succeeded in fi?hting their wajf through and finally reached the Greel^ town of Vonltza on the southern shore of the.bay with very little dam-- '"'^ 200 Tnrks '^nied. Belgrade. Servia. Oct. 17.—Two hundred Arnaut tribesmen were killed today In a battle with Servian troops on the frontier near Priepolie. ' Had Hoped for Peace. London, Oct. 16.— The Balkan flght- inc remains limited to the .Montene-- , grin bordc^. and although the relations of Turkey with the other allied itates are virtually broken, there is at I curious indisposition on the part of Bulgaria and Servia to take a final place in tiie hostilities. This hesitation is regarded in diplomatic circles as a good omen, point ing to the possibility that the powers, although unable .to prevent it, may succeed in lessening the .duration of the war. It is understooa that most of ih° powers have accepted In prin-^ ciple the suggestion of the French Pre miej for a European conference, but • nothing has been decided upon as to when the conference will meet or it.<; program will be. THANKS FOR EXPLOSIVES. Letter Referred to Them as "Cfcrlst- ma.s Presents.'' Py the Associated Fres-s) ^Indianapolis. Ind, Oct. 17.—A letter written by Olaf Tvietmoe, of San Fran Cisco to Frank M. Ryan, president'of the Iron Workers union, expressing thanks for "Christmas Presents to the Pacific coast." was identified by C. C. Campbell, of San Francisco, at the dynamite conspiracy trial today. The government charges that' Tviet- moc referred to the Los Angeles explosions when ho wrote about "Christ mas Presents." MRS.. ROSE.NBERG A WITNESS. Wlie of OuB Man .Say.s Becker Insd- kated KHIing: -/Ky the .v .>«s<k-iHfe <l rress) .New York. Oct.' 17.-^Mrs. William Ro.=enherg. wife of '•Ijcfty Louie," one of the gunmen charged with shooting Rosenthal, was a witness for the state today in the ti:ial of Lieutenant-Becker as the instigator of the mtirder. .Mrs. Rosenberg's testimony was corroborative of a portion of the story told by "Bald Jack" Rose on the witness stand last Saturday . r. S CONSUL SriCIDES. iVm. T. Kitchen Snfferrd from Serioas .Heart Disease, (By tlie Associated PresR) Teneriffe. Canary Islands, Oct- 17.— William Whitney Kitchen the tJnited States Consul at Lagnnda. committed suicide last night by shooting himself with a re '-cl '.'^r. He was a sufferer from Ucart disease. ' ?1,000 FROM TEXAS BASK. Robbers Secnred Money and Got Away in Safety. (By the Associated Press) Dallas. Tex., Oct 17.-yThe safe Iiii the Citizens Bank of Hutchin. south of. here ,wa8 dynamited early todayl The robbers got a thonsand dollare • and escaped. , FIRE DEPARTMEST MADE A WJ^^ Small Blaze IB the Hfldebrant Bars m XoHI^ Jefferson. . -About 3 o'clock this afternoon^ fire was discovered in the bam belongias:. to G. D. Hildeb^ant 852 Nortliae&-' fcrson. The fire department wa9^fiit> medial ely summon^ and 't]iebla»e^ex^ *'=' tingnlshed. the fia; " loss . It is not -lcmcnaL flr« aturtfltl.

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