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SALEM. OKKOOX, FRIDAY (M'TOIIKU 25, 1I1I2.
II II M I II II II d Vac-Mifia 'Tr BUKl '.-f, T II 21 II
This Is the Figure Given for
Those Killed or Wounded
in the Great Battle Near
UNITKO I'ilKHS l.EAHKD WIIIE.
Vienna, Oct. 25. With more fight
ing men engaged than ever faced each
other In any of the battles of the Na
poleonic wars, Turk on the cine side
juul Hulgnr and Serb on the other to
day nre battling for possession of
Adi'lanople, the gateway to the sul
tan's capital on the Bosphorus.
Entrenching as they go, a fo,rce es
timated at more than 200,000 Bulgar
ians nre creeping In on ' Adi'lanople,
taking outlying fort after fort at the
bayonet's point, and at any hour a gen
eral nssault may begin. By the last
direct news received here from the
front tho Bulgars, spread out In cres
cent formation, have captured the ma
jority (jf the Turkish redoubts sur
rounding the city, and are less than
three miles from Its main line of de
fenses. losses Are Heavy.
"So Tar as Is known here, the force
of Servians engaged In the attack is
-small, but it is believed that at least
one column has cut In from the west,
and Is assaulting the outworks from
that side, while the main Bulgar at
tack Is being dellve-ed frcm the north
nnd east. In this direction lies Kirk
KIllBseh, which was captured yester
day by the Bulgarians after a battle in
which the losses in killed and wound
ed on both sides are conservatively
placed anywhere between 6000 and
The Turkish Strength.
Mystery still shrouds the exact
strength of the Turkish force defend
ing Adrianople. Some experts believe
that the Moslems have not more than
70,000 men In action, and declare
that the main strength of the Turkish
army, under Abdullah Pasha is only
now approaching the battle ground. If
this proves correct, the opinion Is
general that Adrianople must fall,
nnd that the final battle of the cam
paign is likely to be fought at some
natural fortress between Adrianople
That this Is the plan of the Turk,
nowever, Is gravely doubted, for Its
execution, It Is pointed out, would be
attended with the greatest risks. Many
observers here believe that the Turks
have been caught unprepared, and
that the prestige of their earlier vic
tories already had made the ultimate
triumphs of the Balkan allies almont
sure. The view Is held that with
Adrianople and most of Western Tur
key in their hands and a junction of
their forces effected, there would be
little hope on the Moslem's part of
victory, unless they should win In n
final pitched battle at or near Con
stantinople, on which the whole for
tune of the Moslem war would bepend.
fnt City Off From Aid.
News of the Bulgar successes at
Kirk Klllsseh, of their Investment of
Adrianople, today appear of first Im
portance In dispatches from the front,
but It may well be doubted If they ore
more vital to the design of the Balkan
allies than are the operations of the
Serbs, the Montenegrins and the
Greeks to' the west. Early In the
struggle It was predicted here that
the war plan of the allies would be to
cut off the Turkish territories of the
west from all communication with
Constantinople, and hour by hour dis
patches from the front bring confir
mation of this view. Today dispatch
es from Cettlnje show that the Monte
negrin forces are actively engaged In
nn assault on Scutaria, probably the
most powerful Turkish fortress in Al
bania Crown Prince Alexander, of Servla,
Is about to effect a Junction with Gen
eral Stephanvoltch's force of Serbs
and Bulgarians at Uskub .and on the
south the Greeks are pressing steadily
forward to the Investment of Saloni
ka. Look Rsd for Turkey.
With Montenegro assigned to the
task of defeating and holding the
Turkish forces on Albania and North-
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JUDGE A. B. ANDERSON, HEARING TRIAL OF LABOR MEN.
ON trial before Federal Judge Albert Barnes Anderson at Indian
apolis, Ind., are nearly fifty labor leaders from all parts of the
country, charged by the government with the Illegal transpor
tation of explosives. The trial Is a sequel to the dynamiting
of the Los Angeles Times building two years ago, for which the Mo
Naman brothers are now serving terms of imprisonment Judge An
derson finds himself once more In the public spotlight, Just as be was
In 1909, when be reheard the famous $20,000,000 fine case of the gov
ernment against the Standard Oil company and found in favor of the
trust He was born at Zlonsvlllo, Ind., ou Feb. 10, 1857, and after bis
graduation from Wabash college, where be distinguished himself as
an orator and Bcbolar, he read law in Indianapolis with McDonald and
Bolton. He formed a partnership with Benjamin Crane in Crowfords
vllle, Ind., In 1885. He became federal Judge of the United States dis
trict court Indianapolis district in December, 1H!)2, succeeding Judge
Baker. His decision In the Standard Oil case reversing the govern
ment's victory aroused the Ire of Colonel Roosevelt
(Continued on page 4A
Demanding advice as to what steps
Mayor Nichols, of Klamath Falls will
take toward a better enforcement of
the laws in his city, Governor WeBt
this morning sent a telegram to the
Klamath Falls executive. The action
of the governor s the outcome of the
recent attack on R. Vance Hutchlns, a
newspaper reporter representing the
Klamath Falls Northwestern, by Po
liceman Hall while th& mayor and
other officials looked on without In
terfering. Patrolman Hall his since pleaded
euiltv to the assault, according to
newsmwer stories and to information
brought to the governor's office, and
the city council is demanding Uie re
moval of the city officials. The gov
ernor a action In regard to the de
mands of tho council, It Is believed,
will depend upon the reception given
his telegram of today by Mayor Mea
ds. The governor has oeen quieiiy
Investigating the affair for several
The trouble arose over a newspaptr
article written by Hutchlns in which
lie quoted Policeman Hall as saying
that Chief of Police Smith had refus
al to raid a certain gambling den af
ter Hall had furnished him evidence
against the place. Following the pul
iation of the story Hall, togetner
with Mayor Nichols, Chief Smith, P-
trnlman Greenwood and Street Com
missioner Ralph Vaughn lay In wait for
Hutchlns and he was assaulted uy
i;n11. It Is stated that when Hutchlns
asked the mayor why he did not pro
tect him. the mayor told the reporur
that It was good enough for him.
From this on they will all be making
Sometimes It is more than a week
between captures of Juare.
Odessa, Oct 25. Reports that Grand
Duke Alexis, heir to the Russian
throne, Is not 111, but the victim of a
would-be assassin, continue here to
day, despite official denials.
The Odetsky Llztok publishes what
it alleges are the true details of the
case. It assorts that a nihilist named
Wasselow, who was bayonetted during
a riot at the time of the Czarevitch's
birth, swore vengeance. The paper
declares that this man secured a po
sition as gardener In tho palace
grounds at Spala, Russian Poland,
caught the czarevitch unguarded and
stabbed him In the groin, and was
captured. This story Is not yet veri
The latest announcement from court
circles Is that the Russian heir is suf
fering from peritonitis.
IS Ill'SY DISTKIBl'TISG
lilt; LOT OF HOOKS
Mis Cornelia Marvin, of the state li
brary commission, states that her bi
ennial reiiort which will be Issued
some time prior to January 1, will
show that there are 10,000 persons In
the state registered for regular read-
pk. all of those being residents in
villages and In rural communities.
While she Is not yet prepared to give
e.act figures, she states that the num
ber of new small libraries established
will be astonishing.
Miss Marvin Is busy today assign
ing the 1912 orders of bookB to the
school districts of the state, totaling
20,000 volumes. The county superin
tendents all over the state are check
ing out their lists. The cost of the
looks is paid by county taxes with the
exoeption of a sum of $800 which Is
raised by the districts. The distribu
tions are being made earlier this year
than ever before.
A. J. Arens Tells of Lewis
Him of His Wife's
Treatment By the Tolivers
"Cried while Telling Him
;N1TKI l'HKSS I.I'.AStll) WIIIK.)
San Diego, Cal., Oct. 25. For two
hours in court today Mrs. Hubert G.
Lewis, wife of the man on trial for
the slaying of Charles H. Tullvur, the
airship man, and his wife, sobbed con
vulsively, and at Inst was led, half
fainting from the room.
Much valuable testimony for Lewis
was offered today by A. J. Arens, of
Ilerkelcy. Arens saw U'wls In Berke
ley last February, anil heard from
Lewis the Btory of the Tolivers and of
his wife's confession to him of crimin
al mistreatment at the bunds of Toll
ver nnd his wife, at tho Tollver home.
Arens' Interview with Uwls was
tbreo months before Lewis shot tlio
Tolivers. Ills testimony substantiated
former testimony that Lewis believed
bis wife to hnve been outraged by the
Tells Pitiful Story.
Arena said he had known Lewis
since 1905, when Lewis was employed
by him In his physical culture school
at Philadelphia. Arens later moved to
Berkeley and last February Lewis
called at his home in that city. When
Mr.' Arens asked LewlB how Mrs.
Lewis was getting along, Lewis, Arens
said, threw up his'haods and sank on
to a couch weeping as if his heart
would break. Arens thought It best
to get Lewis out Into the air, and es
corted him tol the street for a short
walk. Then Lewis, sobbing at times,
told his story.
They have ruined my home," cried
Lewis, according to Arens. "My poor
little girl couldn't help It. They forced
her. Oh, Cod, I can Btlll hear her
calling for help. I can hear It over
and over again."
Mrs. Tollver Helped.
Arens said be asked Lewis why he
blamed Mrs. Tollver for what her litis-1
band had done.
"She helped him to do It," moaned ,
Lewis, according to the witness.
"Without her help lie could have done
Lewis then collapsed and Bank
against a sign board, said the witness.
His display of grief was such that by.
standers were attracted. One man
came hurrying across the street, think
Ing It was a holdup.
Next day Arens mot Lewis In San
Francisco, he said, and took him tn
luncheon. "Lewis refused to eat," tes
tified Arens. "Ills eyes were glassy
and hft said lie bad forgotten what
i tiuo ttl nctlnna wpm l T1 complaint Is based on
queer that the waiters began watch
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MRS. A. G. VANDERBILT, MOTHER OF $60,000,000 BABY.
' i 1 K N the first lusty cry of a weu bit of humanity sounded In
the homo of the A. G. Vanderbllts In Iletchworth, Surrey,
Knglnnd, announcement was Rushed to America of the birth
of fUO.000,000 baby. Immediately society sat up and took
notice. It recalled the marriage of the uiultlinllllounlre, himself di
vorced, to Mrs. Margaret Emerson McKIm, a pretty divorcee, about s
year ago. Tho pleasant event was made doubly Interesting by the
fact that Mr. Vnmlerbllt was at the time looking forward to coming
Into possession of about $30,000,000 within a month's time. Not often
does a man have presented to him a nice bouncing baby and a cool
$.10,000,000 all within a month. Most folks could stand the one, would
probably faint at the other and positively "drop dead" at both. Mrs.
Vnnderhilt the daughter of Mrs. C. Haietlue ilasshor and her former
husband. Captain Isauc K. Emerson of Baltimore, was the wife of Dr.
Smith Holllns McKIm. She married him Dec. 80. 1002, and obtained s
divorce from him in Iteno on the grounds of cruelty In 1000. Mr. Van
derbllt Is now worth about $00,000,000.
Jury at Midnight Returns
Verdict of Guilty of Murder
in First Degree Becker
Did Not Flinch
at War Over
l.-MTKII l'ICKHM l.i;AKKI) WIIIK.)
Havana, Cuba, Oct. 1't More than
20 persons were wounded here enr'y
today In a pitched ntreet battlo between
Conservatives and Liberals, In which
several hundred hIioIb were fired. The
trouble started at the close of a meet
ing of Liberal supporters of Vice-President
Alfredo Zayas, candidate for the
presidency, nnd a number of Conserv
atives, who favor the re-election of
President Grimes. The finht was pre
cipitated by the Conservatives at-1
tempting tm force the Liberals from
the sidewalk In front of the Hotel In
gleterra. The battle raged about Cen
tral Park, In tho heart of the city, un
til mounted pollre and cavalry charged
the fighters with drawn machetes. I
President Gome, placed his resig
nation In the hands of the secretary of
state early this week, but he was
forced to withdraw it by the Conserv-,
Registering a complaint against tho
North Bank nnd tho Oregon-Washington
Railroad &. Navigation Co., Samuel
Hill, president of the Homo Telephone
& Telegraph Co., of Portland, today
writes the state railroad commission.
view published in tho Oregonlnn of
yestorday with Carl It. Gray and Ju
'This glad hand business Is all very
well," says Mr. Hill, "but occasional
ly we run across a man with too much
"I think too little attention Is being
given to the country served by these
rallrond properties, and which coun
try furnishes freight for long haulB,''
is another of bis statements.
Mr. Hill snys further:
"I think a law should be passed
that these officials should ride
thrdugh the country on tho regular
traltiB, not on Biieclnl cars If they
cannot do It themselves they should
have subsidiary directors with power
to art. In other words, wo bavn gone
so far with the centralization of pow
er In our American railways that the
people arc not getting the results to
which they are entitled. If the offlcrs
on the grounds really had power to
act many of these wrongB could be
righted, but all Insiders know that ev
erything must be referred."
Mr. Hill declares that both the
North Bank and the O.-W. U. ft N. Con
are violating the ItiteiKtnte commerce
laws. U" falls attention to a state
ment rf Julius KrutlHchnltt who
blames the high prlcr of land In Cen
tral Oregon for retarding develop
ment, but declares that excessive
freight rates by the companies have
much to do with It.
atlves, who Insisted that he stay In the If we could se ourselves as others
fight. see us wo wouldn't believe It.
An Injunction suit was filed In Do
pnrt.numt No. 2 of the circuit court
tl Is morning by Francis and Ida Fel
ler against II. N. Garrett, II. H. Iloff
r.iun, Tho Armstrong Contracting Co.,
A. Kugeno Aufranc, The Mutual Real
ty Co., nnd Rollln Caughey, enjoining
them from filing a plat of the town of
Armstrong, which is located about one
I'-lhi south of Donald, in this county.
This same case has bgicn In dispute
for several weeks, the plaintiffs alleg
ing that tho creation of the different
companies which have had tho man
agement of the uffalrs of this townsite
of tho Armstrong Townsite Co. The
Mutual Security Co. purchased tho
In ml originally of the Fellors for $225
an acre, the amount Involved being Z0u
i, crest. The, proposition made at the
tliiie of purchase was Hint they would
lay out the land Into town lots and
hi-11 the Hume, and that, the company
would erect a gigantic manufacturing
I'liint on the premises to cost. $:i(MI,000,
Tho Injunction was granted by
Judge lluhhcy In the, absence of Judge
Galloway. According to tho terms of
the Injunction the county recorder Is
enjoined from recording the. plat or to
rceelvi) and file or record any deeds to
land In this townsite, until a final
hearing Is hail In the circuit court
New York, Oct. 25. Police Lieuten
ant Charles Becker was found guilty
last night of murder In the first de
gree by tho Jury which has been try
ing him for Instigating tho death of
I Ionium Hosenthal, tho gambler.
Tlie verdict was pronounced at 12:02
tills morning. The verdict read:
"Murder In the first degree."
Becker was remanded for Bputcncn
to tho Tombs by Justico Goff until Oc
Mrs. ll.'cker, sitting outside tho door
of tho court room, swooned when the
vet diet was announced.
Becker did not flinch when lie heard
the verdict pronounced by Harold B.
Skinner, foreman of tho Jury,
John K. Mclnlyre, Becker's chief
counsel, announced that ho would take
an Immediate appeal, but beyond this
he had nothing to miy.
The 12 Jurors filed into tho court
room at 11:55 o'clock. A minute later
tho defendant was brought in from
the Tombs, Justico Goff had not yet
entered tho room and for a moment
Becker took a side sent.
As ho waited ho scanned the faces
of the Jurors, but nono of them re
turned his gaze. A tense silence pre
vailed. At 11:57 o'clock Justice Goff enter
ed the court room and, bowing low to
counsel, took his scat. The Jury roll
was called. The clerk then asked the
Jurors If they had reached a vordlct.
"We have," announced Foreman
Skinner. Tho Jurors rose to their feet.
"Wo find the defwidant guilty as
charged In tho Indictment," Skinner
said, looking squarely at Justice Golf.
"Do you find the defendant guilty of
murder In tho first degree as charged
In tho Indictment?" asked the clerk.
"Wo do," tho foreman replied.
The court then directed that tho
poll of tho Jurors bo railed for their
Individual verdicts. As ho repeated
the question, "Do you find tho defen
dant guilty of murder In tho first de
gree as charged?" ouch Juror answer
ed, "I do."
Becker stood at the bur with squar--ed
shoulders, bend erect. Not a mus
cle moved In his far e, but ho swallow
ed hard. That was all.
When the last Juror had answered.
Justice Goff Instructed tho clerk to
Uike Hie pedigree of tho defendant.
linker answered tho questions In a
low, firm voice. A court officer
brought tho questions to him written
in a slip of paper anil as tho prisoner
tend them to himself he replied:
"Forty-two years old, American citi
zen, born in Germany, address ;!2;!!
Audubon, avenue, lieutenant of police,
married, Protestant, mother living,
habits temperate, never convicted bc-foie."
.Mure Coiintlcx Kepurt.
Hood Itlver, Tillamook and Winkler
ri.unlleu today reported to tho sec ro
tary of state their post-primary nls
tation totals. The figures for the
three counties both before and after
the primaries and the totals are as
Hood River, before, 142H, after 31!t,
trial, 1745; Tillamook, before 1231.
after. 2D4. total, 1528; Wheeler, before,
050, after 6C0, total, 1310.
ItKPI III.ICAN ('AMHI)l'IHS
MAKE VISIT TO JKr'KHSOX
A number of candidates on the Re
publican ticket made a trip to Jeffer
sifi yeBtenlay, where a rousing meet
ing was held list night. Those mak
ing the trip nn James (!. Ileltzel, S. A.
Hughes, fieri. W. Johnson, B. V. West.
Max H. filmier, John D. Turner and C.
D. Hartninn. Tim parly went by nuto
ami encountered a good deal of diffi
culty In making the trip on account nl
accidents. However, they arrived In
time fur the meeting, and ret imilng
reached Salem about 1:30 Ibis morn
ing. The order of Ki.stein Star bad a
banquet prepared for Its members, but
on account of tho political meeting
abandoned their festivities and attend
ed the meeting, after which the candi
dates were tendered a HiiniptoiiH repast
at tho lodge rooms, its well as a good
New corporations filing articles to
day are tho Peerless Pacific Co., prin
cipal place of business, Portland; cap
italization. $75 nim.
Willard Hotel Co.. Portland, $25.0111);
I'loliinayer Water Meter Co., Portland.
J50,()0l); Palnier-l.lbby Utgglng Co.,