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NORWICH, CONN., MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1909
-E TWO CENTS.
VOL LI. NO. 302.
SITUATION IN MANAGUA IS TENSE
Offer of Guard of Soldiers for Protection of the
American Consulate Declined :
ARRIVAL OF JOSE
Great Demonstration Tendered the Candidate for the
Presidency to Succeed Zelaya For a Moment on
Sunday (ha Situation was Critical but no Shots were
Fired "Long Live the Saviour of Nicaragua.
Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 19. Jose
Madriz, Judge of the Central American
court of Justice at Cartage, who has
been put forward as candidate for the
presidency to rucceed Zelaya, receiv
ed an enthusiastic reception on his
arrival here today. Long before he
reached the capital he was the object
of cheering crowds. He was met by
delegations from various departments
and acclaimed all along the way from
Corinto to Managua.
Hostile Cries in- Front of Park.
At this place the crowds awaiting
the appearance of the candidate were
extraordinary. Troops and police were
out in force for the protection of Ma
drix. who proceeded on foot to a hotel
through an almost inextricable mass
of people, the soldiers and detectives
breaking a way for him through the
solid ranks, pushing and throwing
aside the frantic populace.
In front of the park there were hos
tile cries against the attempt by the
soldiers to clear the street, and im
mediately fifty civilians, all of them
residents of Leon, which is the home
of Madriz and the stronghold of the
liberals who favor his candidacy,
whipped out revolvers, brandishing
them in the air. They .formed a com
pact mass around him, acting as his
bodyguard and escorting his to his
"Viva Leon! To Hell with Managua!"
For a moment the situation was
critical. There were shouts of "Viva
Leon! To hell with Managua!" No
shots were fired, ' however, and. the
procession went on its way. The
presidential candidate's . face was
flushed and wore a look of anxiety.
He was accompanied to the hotel by
the Mexican minister and from that
place the crowds were shut out.
Arrival of Dr. Madriz.
Dr. Madriz arrived at nine o'clock
THREE HUNDRED NEGROES
CAPTURED BY CITIZENS
Search for Thug or Thugs Who Killed
, Motorman and Robbed Conductor.
' East St. Louis, Ill.,'Dec. 19. Three
Jiundred negroes, each answering in
some particular the description of the
highwayman who shot and killed Mo
torman Eugene V. Goudey and proba
bly fatally wounded Conductor M. P.
O'Brien on a street car last night,
are held at police headquarters to
night. . . .
: The negroes .-were captured by cit
izens. The thug sought for obtained
$40 from O'Brien last night by cutting
out his pockets and taking the money
changer. The car, after the negro left
It ran uncontrolled for four miles in
to the center of East St. Louis. Re
wards of iHOO from the men's em
ployers and $200 from the street car
men's unian were offered today for
the negro's arrest.
LEGAL TANGLE DEVELOPS
In Affairs of Herring-Curtiss Co.,
Hammondsport. N. Y., Dec. 19. The
affairs of the. Herring-Curtiss com
pany, manufacturers of aeroplanes, are
in a legal tangle. After a meeting of
the'board of directors of the company
on Saturday, proceedings were 'begun
In the state supreme court to compel
Augustus Herring of New York, vice
president of the concern, to turn over
to the company patents and other
Sroperty which it is alleged he should
ave transferred to the company in
consideration of stock issued to him.
An injunction was obtained to prevent
Mr. Herring from disposing of this
stock. Herring left Hammondsport
after the meeting without reaching
any agreement with the board of di?
The company is capitalized at $360,
000. . Glen H. fCurtias is general man
ager. DETAINED ENGLISH COOK
Was Not Bound for the Home of Mrs.
Mary Baker Eddy.
Boston. Dea. 19 That Mrs. . Mary
E. Ettinge, an English woman who was
refused entrance at this port by the
Immigration authorities last Thursday
because she ha only one leg. was not
bound for the 'home of Mrs. Mary Ba
ker Eddy to ffll the position of cook,
was the substance of a statement is
sued tonight by Alfred Farlow, head of
the committee of publication of the
First Church off Christ, Scientist.
Mr. Farlow eaid that Mrs. Ettinge
was a friend f one of Mrs. Eddy's
employes, a fact which probably gave
rise to the story that she was here to
he- Mrs. Ejldy's cook- The appeal of
Mrs. Ettinge to the Washington immi
gration authorities is still pending.
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VERNON HOWE FOUND.
Crack Yale Athlete Turns Up in Brit
Vancouver. B. C., Deo. 19. L. Vernon
Howe of Minneapolis, former captain
of the Yale track team, who had been
lost In the -woods of the interior for
. three months, has reached One Hun
dred Mile House. Cariboo., with his
companion. Jack Cunningham of Kam
loops, B. C.
What Coffee Drinkers May Like to
Washington, Dec. 19. Every man
who takes his cup of coffee may like
to know that in the ten months of this
year he has helped to use up Just
$64,000,000 worth, or 845,000.000
pounds, and eight-ninths of it came
from South America. And of all that
Brazil furnished more than 400,000,000
pounds of the delicious berry.
Cardinal Satolii Slightly Improved
Rome. Dec. 19 Cardinal Satolii, who
recently suffered a relapse from ne
phritis, wias slightly improved this
morning and insisted upon a chaplain
celebrating mass in the sick room. He
also took communion. This afternoon
cotulKion was very much worse.
Alarming symptoms developed and
there was some delirium. Grave fears
are entertained for the cardinal's re
rmvry. '- Hny telegraphic inquiries
have fcaen reesWsd Iran. America.
MADRIZ AT CAPITAL
this morning at Corinto aboard the
steamer Acapulco from Punta Arenas,
Costa Rica. He was received by com
missions representing congress, the
supreme court and the municipalities
of Leon, -Managua, Chinandega and
Masaya. A salute of 101 guns was
fired in his honor. Soldiers lined the
pier at attention and enthuiasm mark
ed the greeting of the crowds along
the waterfron. Dr. Madriz, though
seemingly .well pleased at his wel
come, made no speech. Soon after he
landed, he said in an interview:
"I shall accept the honor which has
been offered me. I am not the can
didate of Leon but of the entire re
public. My chief concern will be to
appease the ancient sectionalism
which has divided certain localities."
Wild Demonstration of Friendliness.
Dr. Madriz declined to comment up
on Zelaya's administration, nor would
he discuss the question of intervention
by the United States, but he expressed
the hope that an amicable settlement
would be reached, for he had trust in
the high sense and justice of the Am
The candidate was met at Chinan
dega and Leon by almost as great
crowds as had gathered at Corinto, and
they shouted -Long live the saviour
og Nicaragua!" The people of Leon
were wild in their demonstration of
friendliness. Flowers were showered
upon Madriz as though he were a hero
returning from the wars. Cannons
were fired and skyrockets shot into
the air, despite the daylight. The band
played the Marseillaise, while many
Joined in the singing of the anthem.
Conspicuous i the decorations was
two American flags.
The Situation Is Tense.
In Managua the situation is tense.
Zelaya has offered the American con
sul a guard of soldiers for the consul
ate, but his offer has. been declined.
THREE ECCENTRIC SISTERS
WILL BE INDICTED TUESDAY.
AH Charged With Murder .of Ocey
Snead, Bathtub Viotim.
New York, Dec. 19. The three eccen
tric sisters Miss Virginia Wardlaw,
Mrs. - Mary Snead and Mrs. Caroline
W Martin all charged with the mur
der of Ocey Snead, whose emaciated
body was found in a bathtub at East
Orange, N. J., will be indicted by the
Essex countty (N. J.) grand Jury on
Tuesday next, according to the pro
gramme mappe dout by -the county au
thorities. Immediately thereafter ap
plication for the extradition of Mrs.
Snead and Mrs. Martin, now held in
the Tombs, will be made. It is be
lieved that the two sisters in New
York, on 'the advice of counsel, will
consent to go to New Jersey for trial
without legal resistance. Miss Ward
law maintained the family's almost
morbid desire for seclusion today when
she requested that the bars of her cell
be plastered with newspapers so that
the other prisoners might not look at
her. But .because of the precedent that
the granting of such a request would
create, her plea was' unheard. Mrs.
Martin and Mrs. Snead, in separate
cells, spent a quiet day af. the Tombs.
They are to be arraigned in a police
court tomorrow for a continuation of
the preliminary hearing which was be
gun on Saturday, at which Mrs. Mar
tin made a scene by her screams and
Mott of Esex county, New
Jersey, says that he has positive evi
dence that both Mrs. Snead and Mrs.
Martin were instrumental in engaging
the East Orange house in which Ocey
Snead died. Charles Kirk, an 11 year
old messenger boy, will testify that he
carried Mrs. 'Martin's suit case in East
Orange on Nov. 17, whiie the prose
cutor says he has additional evidence
that Mrs. Martin was in the house af
ter Ocey Snead met death and before
Miss Wardlaw so tardily notified the
CIGAR IGNITED HIS BATHROBE.
Former Collector of the Port of Phila
delphia Burned to Death.
Media, Pa., Dec. 19. Thomas V.
Cooper, a member ot the legislature
from Delaware county and former col
lector of the port of Philadelphia, was
burned to death at his .home here to
day. While smoking a cigar in the
sitting room of his home he fell asleep
or more probably suffered a paralytic
stroke. His bathrobe became ignited
and .he was dead before the flames
were discovered by his family. '
The legislator was a sufferer from
Insomnia and early this morning he
got a cigar. Shortly afterwards his
daughter-in-law smelled smoke and
awakened her husband. Mr. Cooper's
body was "found on a blazing couch in
the sitting room, badly charred. As
no outcry was heard, his family believe
he suffered a stroke of paralysis. He
was 74 years old.
Two Converts Baptized in Icy Waters
of the Hudson.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. Dec. 19. Charles
Walker of Kingston. Jamaica, who says
he is an elder and has est;blished a
new religious st among the colored
people in this city, 'baptized two con
verts today in the icy waters of the
Hudson. The converts attired them
selves in loose -robes and stood on the
wharf shivering for half an hour after
the ceremony. - A short time ago' "El
der" Walker maptized in the Hudson
Mrs. Pleasant Greene, who became vio
lently insane and who is now in the
Hudson River State hospital.
Golden State Limited Train 'Wrecked.
EI Paso, Tex., Dec. .19. The east
bound Golden State limited train of
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
railroad was wrecked . near Benzon,
Ariz., today. Engineer C. W. Walker
and Fireman Bauer were killed. Two
cars were derailed and several passen
gers were injured. ; .
Statement of Clearing House Banks.
New York. Dec. 19.-r-The statement
of clearing1 house banks for the past
week shows that the banks hold $10,
443,700 more than the requirements of
the 25 per cent, reserve rule. This is
an Increase of $481,500 In the propor
t Ion ate rash reserve as compared with
last week. .
Havana, Dec 19. The American
baseball team today defeated the- Ha
vana team by a score of 7 to 2.
St. Petersburg, Dec- 19. Colonels
Zineovieff and Svatogoi of the quarter
master's department wei arrrested
yesterday as a result of the recent in
vestigation of the department, when lr
tegularities involving more than a mil
lion dollars were discovered.
Caracas, Venezuela, Dec, 19. An of
ficial decree has been Issued placing a
tax, on unsized printing paper imported
of five cents per kilogram (2.24
pounds). Unsized stock has been ad
mitted free heretofore. The decree be
comes effective Immediately.
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Rome, Dec. 19. Cardinal Satolii lias
suffered a severe relapse from nephri
tis. Extreme weaknes shas' been mark
ed and he is often delirious. The pope
has several times sent his own secre
tary to inquire concerning the cardin
al's condition, and has bestowed upon
him the apostolic benediction.
LAUDANUM VIAL THE
ONLY POSSIBLE CLUE
To Identity of Young Woman Who At
Norfolk, Va., "Dec. 19. Having thus
far successfully resisted every effort' to
ascertain her identity, the strange
young woman who at Virginia Beach
last week signed herself "Ruth Morton,
Chicago, " prior to attempting suicide,
both by laudanum and shooting, still
lies conscious at St. Vincent's hospital
tonight, with the mystery surrounding
her case as deep as ever.
Though she has thre .22 calibre pis
tol wounds in her head, the girl began
to improve today, and tonight her phy
sicia'ns believe her recovery is quite
likely. Today for the first time since
she was secretly brought to the hospi
tal, last Thursday,, she agreed to take
food, and for the first time she mani
fested interest in her probable recov
ery. She had repeatedly declared that
she wanted t die and have buried
with her a man's handkerchief and a
bunch of withered violets which she
brought with her to Virginia Beach.
One of the strangest features of thy
case is that the police department,
ter all the publicity given the casr has
ht received a single inquiry concern
ing: the girl,-' In an effort to obtain
some clue to her identity a woman was
sent to her bedside today to question
her. The girl was llrm and the woman
left without the desired information.
Apparently the only possible clue to
her identity is the laudanum vial which
was found with the girl marked "Wil
low Drug Company, Somerville, Mass."
She had destroyed everything by
which she might be identified, exen
having cut from her hat the name of
the place where Jt was bought. "I
came to Virginia Beach to die because
of the remoteness of the place," wrote
the girl in the note she left, which
also told of $25 she had with her to be
used for her burial.
Boston, Dea 19- An examination of
the poison record1 kept at the store of
the Willow Drug company In Somer
ville has failed to "show a sale of poison
to anyone named Morton during the
past year.' The Somerville police al
though interested In the mystery, have
been unable to suggest any clue to the
young, woman's identity.
DEMAND WAGE INCREASE
OF FROM 6 TO 40 PER CENT.
Notices to Ba Served on 75 Railroads
All East of the Mississippi.
Pittsburg. Pa, Dec. 19. Notices will
be served tomorrow on about seventy
five railroad companies, all east of the
Mississippi river, by the Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen that an increase
in wages will be demanded of from S
per cent, to 40 per cent., the diflerence
in the amount being' caused by the
present method of paying the train
men, according to an announcefent
made here tonight. .
W. G. Lee. national president of the
brotherhood, who was In Pittsburg to
day, admitted that the notice will be
served tomorrow, but refused to say
what action, if any, will be taken In
case the demand is refused. . It is said
the recent referendum vote of the
trainmen regarding the demand for an
increase resulted In a practically unan
imous vote In its favor. About 75,000
members of the brotherhood are em
ployed on the railroads affected.
New York. Dec. 19. The action of
the Brotherhood of Railway Train
men as announced in Pittsburg to
night, was not unexpected in New
York. Knowing that the referendum
vote was being taken, railroad heads
were preparing to meet the situation
and several conferences have been held
in the city during the past two weeks.
It is likely that a committee repre
senting the employers will be appoint
ed at once to arbitrate the matter. In
volving, as it does, all the great lines
In the east, It will be impossible to
predict what course each road pur
sues, but it is probable they stand
together on the broader - issues at
USED KEROSENE IN TOY STOVE.
Six Year Old Girl Burned to Death
Father and 'Mother Injured.'
East St. Louis, 111.. Dec. 19 A toy
stove, which her father gave her to
day, instead of waiting "until Christ
mas, resulted in the death of Minnie
Coming, six years old, the probably
fatal burning of the girl's mother and
the injury of her father.
The child tried to build a fire in the
stove by pouring in kerosene, as she
had often seen her mother do in a
real stove. The child's clothes wire
enveloped in flames as soon as a
match wai applied, and she died with
in two hours. The mother, in trying
to extinguish the blaze, was burned
se severely that the physicians despair
of her recovery: The husband was
burned about the hands and face res
csuing his wife. .
DEMAND UNION RECOGNITION
Member of Philadelphia Ladies Gar
ment Makers' Union to Strike.
Philadelphia. Dec. 19. Demanding
recognition of their union, a nine
hour day, a fifty-hour week and uni
form prices, which means an increase
of twenty per cent- in their wages, the
45,000 members of the Ladies' Garment
Makers' union of this' city tonight
unanimously voted in favor of a strike
to be begun tomorrow. They expect to
be Joined by 3,000 non-union workers.
Almost all of the union, which is affil
iated with the American Federation of
Labor, are women. Three large meet
ings in different sections of the city
were held tonight in place of one meet
ing -planned for In one of the theaters
of the city, which -was forbidden by
Alabama Mob Trailing a Negro.
Selma. Ala., Dec. 19. A mob com
posed of citizens of Arlington, Ala.,
tonight is trailing Clinton Montgom
ery, a Jiegro. and his three brothers,
who are charged with murdering
from ambush. Saturday night, A. L.
Lewis, a prominent citizen. If the
negroes are caught a quadruple lynch
ing is expected.
Dr. Cook Believed
To -be in Norway
SAID TO HAVE SAILED FROM NEW
YORK THANKSGIVING DAY.
DANES DOUBT EXPLORER
It Is Reported That Cook's Records Do
Not Establish a Well Founded Claim
Copenhagen, Dec. 19. The general
belief is held here that the commis
sion having charge of the investiga
tion of Dr. Frederick A. Cook's polar
records will report that Dr. Cook's
papers do not provide a basis for any
well founded scientific judgment
Cook Believed to Be in Norway.
New York, Dec. 19. Intimate friends
of Dr. Frederick A. Cook, who are on
pins and needles, as it were, until the
decision is reached on his data at Co
penhagen, said tonight that in their
belief Dr. Cook is at the home of a
FOR THE BOY OR GIRL YOU LOVE
WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE?
I AH ages, all conditions, all pocketbooks, can be
suited by a very simple device. -
Take The Bulletin's advertisers today as your
friend In Christiansand. Norway, with
in easy call of - Copenhagen. It is
thought that Dr. Cook .loft this coun
try on the steamship United States,
which sailed on Thanksgiving day.
Walter Lonsdale, the explorer's sec
retary, is known to have sailed on
Not a Passenger on the Saxonia.
Naples, Dec. 19. The rumor spread
here today that Dr. Cook was a Board
the steamer Saxonia, and a large num
ber of people rushed to the dock to
greet him. The captain of the Saxonia
said that he had been notified that
Dr. Cook, intended to cross on his
steamer, but was detained and asked
the company to transfer his ticket to
SHIPWRECKED CREW .
- IN BATTLE WITH ICE FLOES
Their Vessel Had Been Burned Four
Miles Off Shore
Lorain, Ohio, Dec. 19. The fishing
tug Penelope of Cleveland burned this
afternoon four miles off shore. The
crew of three escaped after a battle
with Ice floes in the bitter cold which
talmost cost them their lives. The
boat, which belongs to A. H. Langell
of Cleveland, was bound for her win
ter quarters at St. Clair, Mich. This
afternoon Capt Charles Inches dis
covered fire in the woodwork above
the engine room and in a few moments
hia position and that of Engineer Per
cy Upper and Fireman Jack Mclver
The sides of the tugiwere in flames
before they launched their boat.
There had been no time to don extra
clothing and the day was onue of the
coldest of the winter. The men and
their oars were crusted with ice be'
fore they had gone a mile. Two miles
off shore they encountered shore ice,
too thin to bear their weight but
thick enough to impede the progress
of the boat. Through this they were
compelled to break .their way, stiffened
by the penetrating wind and endan
gered every moment by the shifting
When they reached shore, five miles
west of here, they collapsed. All
were brought into Lorain, where they
were given medical attention.
LIVED IN THREE CENTURIES.
Woman Who Dies Aged 115 Was Once
Honored by Czar.
Philadelphia, Dec. 19. Born In the
eighteenth century in the province of
Kiev, Rusia, Mrs. Brayne Makedensky
died at the Jewish Sheltering Home- on
Friday night, aged 115 years. Mrs.
Makendensky had nineteen children,
several of whom are still living, and
leaves about one hundred and fifty de
scendnats. The oldest grandchild is 70. He is
Abraham Makendensky of New York.
Mrs. Makendensky often spoke of an
honor bestowed upon her by Czar
Nicholas I of Russia, who gave her a
souvenir nearly seventy-five years ago,
when her parents kept an inn. The
czar stopped at the Inn for a few hours
one day, and was so pleased with his
traetment that he gave Mrs. Makeden
sky a medal Mrs. Makedensky and
her family came to America twenty
Found Dead in Gas Filled Room.
Waterbury, Conn., Dec. 19. James J.
Davis, a man about 60 years old, was
found dead in his room, which was fill
ed with gas, this morning. Medical
Examiner A. A. Crane gave a verdict
of accidental death. Davis came here
from Massachusetts a year and a half
ago. In his clothing was found a card
stating that he was a member of Heart
of the Commonwealth lodge. No. 103,
F. of A., of-the state of Massachusetts.
No relatives have been found. He is
believed to have a sister in Hartford.
President Taft Returned to Washington
.Washington, Dec. ' 19. President
Taft, accompanied by his son Charlie,
returned today from Watertown, Conn.,
where yesterday he attended the fu
neral of his sister-in-law. Mrs. Horace
D. Taft. The .train to which the presi
dent's car was attached was more than
an hour behind its schedule, getting
him to Washington too lateto go to
The president went direct from the
union station to the White House in
one of the executive automobiles.
Three Persons Drowned.
Bedford, Ind., Dec. 19. Laura Cur
rans, who had Just received the prize
"for the prettiest girl in the school dis
arict;" Alma Utterback, her chum," and
William Johnson, the girl's school
teacher, were drowned last night as
they were trying to reach their homes
after a school social by crossing In
idan creek in a rowboat. The boat up
set and they were unable to reach the
bank through the icy water.
Holland has over lflO.004 acres de
voted to the cultivation of bulbs. .
Died by Hatpin
UtWARK AUTHORITIES -FACE
TWO ELDERLY SPINSTER SISTERS
Found Dead Sunday in the Kitchen
of Their Home One Hanging, tha
. Other 'Lying or Floor.
Newark, N. J., Dec. 19. Two elderly
spinster sisters, Frances and Isabel
Ritchie, were found dead today in the
kitchen of their home here. The cause
of the death is puzzling the authori
ties and an autopsy will be necessary,
- Position of the Bodies.
Frances was found, dead on the
floor, while- the body of the sister
dangled from a piece of clothesline,
made fast above a door leading from
the dining room to the kitchen. The
first indications were that Frances
died from natural causes and that Isa-
bel had hanged herself in a paroxysm
of grief. This theory was dispelled
when a small box was found in the
dining room, on the cover of which
had been written these words: "Fran
ces hung herself at 2 1-2 Sat. Me
Gruesome Details Came to Light
This led to the belief that the two
old women carried out a mutual agree
ment to kill themselves, Frances hang
ing herself first and her body being
cut down by her sister. But further
investigation brought to light much
more grewsome details. Underneath
her clothing and sticking in tht breast
of Frances was a hatpin, buried In her
body up to its black head. The pin
had been driven close to the heart to
a depth of about four inches. Similar
wounds but of not.sach a- serious na
ture were found on the other body,
which leads to the belief that the sis
ters may have quarreled and fought.
Whether Frances deliberately hanged
her sister, then killed herself with the
-hatpin, or whether the sister found
hanging stabbed the other, then ended
her life, will perhaps never be known.
The hands of the body on the floor
were carefully crossed and the head
rested on a sofa cushion.
Possibility of Murder.
There is a possibility that both were
murdered, but the house shows no
traces of having been entered by
strangers. The women had lived alone
since the death of their mother more
than fifteen years ago, with a large
dog as their sole companion. "Recently
the dog died and since that time the
women had been despondent. .
Last Seen Alive on Saturday.
The owner of the house which they
occupied, having been unable to gain
admittance since Tuesday last, noti
fied a policeman, wh forced entrance
today. The women were last seen alive
Mysterious and Secluded Life.
The Bisters had lived, quietly and
alone for the past twenty years in the
same house. Their source of income
was as mysterious as their secluded
life, but they kept their house in or
der and paid their bills regularly. The
elder woman, Frances, was 56 years
old; the sister a tevf years her Junior.
ANNUAL REPORT OF
U. S. LIFE SAVING SERVICE.
Millions of Dollar1 Worth of Property
and Hundreds of Lives Saved.
Washington, Dec. 19 Aside from
saving hundreds of lives and millions
of dollars' worth of property Involved
in marine disasters, the United States
life saving service managed to render
assistance to many unfortunate per
sons in distress. The annual report of
the superintendent of the service. Mr.
Kimball, ' shows that a woman "about
to be hurled over a bluff," an intoxi
cated man about to fall off a dock, a
man who had lost his way in a marsh,
another who had broken through the
ice, two others who had climbed 100
feet up the face of a cliff and were
unable to descend, and still another
who tried to commit suicide were
saved by the vigilant guards.
live automobiles imperilled in
marshes or quicksands were rescued.
During the last -fiscal year there were
1,376 marine disasters, involving the
lives of 8,900 persons, which called the
life saving service into activity. Seventy-two
vessels were totally lost, al
though only "thirty people lost their
lives in consequence.
The total value of the property in
volved in these disasters was $16,106,
080, the value of pronerty lost being
$2,295,380. Of the 1.376 vessels meet
ing disaster, the life saving service
rendered aid to 1,319, valued with their
cargoes at $13,316,815.'
Superintendent Kimball comments In
his report upon the remarkable scope
of the life saving operations by the
use of power lifeboats. ,
Father of Kidnapped Girt Run Down
Fale Clue. ,
Louisville, Ky.. Dec. 19. Just as her
parents were about to conclude that
Alma Keliner.who ,waa kidnapped from
Louisville several days ago, was dead,
hope revived temporarily today, when
it) was reported by the Washington,
Ind., police that a girl In the custody
of a band of gypsies might be the miss
ing child. Fred F. Kellner, the father,
went to see the girl at Washinttan
and displayed emotion openly for the
first time when h found she wan not
his. No further clues are In the hands
of the police.
Eleven Mile Flight in Curtis Biplane.
St Joseph, Mo., Dec. 19. Charles K.
Hamilton, in his Curtiss biplane, start
ing from the ice on Lake Contrary, to
day made a flight of twelve minute'
duration. He circled the lake eight
times and covered eleven miles. Six
hundred spectators on the Ice cheered
the performance. . '
Professor Jonnesco, the eminent
Roumanian surgeon, called on Presi
Major General Bell Stated that the
Cuban army is ready to . buy arms
here if congress authorizes the sale.
The Net Profit of Krupp &. Co., the
gunmakers of EssenGermany, for the
year were $3,901,905, a against $4,
622,040 last year.
The Pari Court Decided in favor
of the Princess de Sagan in the suit
of De Castellane concerning the edu
cation of their son Jay.
Zelaya in a Message to President
Taft declares he showed his good faith
by resigning that Nicaragua might re.
sume friendly relations with the
United States. . .
Playgrounds May J3e -Established
for the children of tfle District of
Columbia, if the people of the Dis
trict are willing that the expenses
therefor be taken out of their own
The Vatican I Reported td" Have
confirmed the morganatic marriage of
King Leopold and the Baroness
Vaughan. As there are two sons by
thie union, a contest over the throne
CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR
U. S. SOLDIERS AND SAILORS.
Elaborate Plans for Celebration at
Washington. Dec. 19. Every soldier
and sailor in the service of the United
States will celebrate Christmas at
the expense of the government. More
elaborate plans are made by the army
and navy for Christmas than for any
other day of the year.
This year the government will give
the 17,000 sailors of the Atlantic bat
tleship fleet, which Is a large percent
age of those in the service, an un
usually fine spread at New York. Last
year the fishes cheated, the bluejacket
out of the dinner Intended for them.
The navy department sent out aboard
the liner Republic a largo quantity of
Christmas dainties valued at $61,191
for the battleship fleet, then at Gibral
tar, on its cruise around the world.
The Republic sank after a collision
and so did the bluejackets' Christmas
' A policy has been adopted In the
navy of taking the bluejackets period
ically to some big port where they
may enjoy life to the full.. The British
navy officials claim to have discovered
thnt after such periods of hilarity the
sailors are more contented at sea. Tho
Atlantic fleet's crews will be started
on their holidays by a big Christmas
dinner, including oyster cocktails,
roast turkey, cranberry sauce, pump
kin pie. ice cream, assorted fruits and
'nuts, coffee and cigars.
In the army special dinners will be
served at the various garrisons and
'AT TOO HIGH A SPEED.
Rock Island Train Wrecked in Arizona
Tourist Cars Toppled Over.
Tucson. Arizona.' Dec. 19. Engineer
Tom Walker and Fireman P. W. Bauer,
both of Tucson, were killed, ten per
sons, mostly trainmen, were seriously
injured and thirteen others were cut
and bruised todav when an east bound
Rock Island train operated over the
Southern Pacific tracks was wrecked
east of Benson, Arizona. The Injured
persons ' were brought to St. Mary's
hospital at Tucson. Among them is
Mrs. L. A. Bellows, Boston. Southern
Pacific officials say that the train
struck a curve at too high a speed.
The locomotive, the baggage car, the
mail car and two tourist cars toppled
from the rails, and the locomotive and
the mall car rolled forty feet down a
bank into a culvert.
The other derailed cars turned over
did not go into the ditch.
., The standard sleeping cars and an
observation car remained on the track.
their momentum carrying thein five
hundred feet beyond the wreckage.
The injured were nearly all in the
tourist cars and in the mail car.
THE LUDLOW STRIKE
AGAIN DECLARED OFF
State Board of Arbitration Explains
Agreement to Striker.
Ludlow, Mass., Dec. 19. The strike
of the employe? of the Ludlow Manu
facturers associates was again de
clared off tonight in a mass meeting,
at which the members of the state
board of arbitration had explained the
terms of the agreement with the com
pany. In ordei to avoid the friction
that occurred last Friday, when the
entire 1.700 striker returned to work
in a body at. 7 o'clock, the board sug
gested that 150 report each morning
and afternoon this week until the en
tire number has been taken 'back. This
will be done and -it Is believed that
all trouble will be avoided in this
manner, as, the foremen will have full
opportunity to arrange the returning
strikers according to the terms of
settlement which remain unchanged.
The first 150 will report at the mills
Big Green 8tone Impelled Desire to
Ne York. Dec. 19. A clean shaven,
well dressed man wandered into a po
lice station tonight and said with
great solemnity: "About ten days ago.
while walking down Broadway I saw
In a Jeweler's window a big green
stone. Ever since I have felt an Im
pelling desire to commit suicide. It's
so strong tonight that if I am not
taken in charge I will certainly do
away with myself." He was locked
up as requested.
98 Per Cent, of Telegraphers Vote in
Favor of Strike.
Cincinnati, Dec. 19. With the ref
erendum vote of tele'grapher of the
Big Four railroad completed tonight.
J. J. Derinody. fourth vice president
of the Order of Railway Telegraphers,
announced that ninety-eight per cent,
of the union telegraphers voted in fa
vor of a strike.
Mr. Derinody said the question of a
atrike now lie with a committee of
seven, which, with the national body
of-the union, will settle the contro
versy. About 1,000 men- are- involved
in ' the demands on the Big Four for
a wage increase and other conces
sions. Passenger Train Collided With Freight
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 19. A west
bound passenger train on the Minne
sota and Iowa division of the Chicago,
St. Paul and Minneapolis and Omaha
road collided with a freleht train to
day at Blakely, Minn., killing Fireman
Zinnell and Mail dork K. Torsersmi.
None of the passengers wan Injmeil se
riously enough to need medical atten
tion. Old Saybrook. The director of the
Business Men's association have chosen
the following officer for one year:
President. Howard T. Chapman; vice
preident. John A. Aver: secretary and
treasurer, Dr. William H- WulXe.
BY COLLECTOR LOEB OF THE
PORT OF NEW YORK.'
INFORMER IN SUCAR FRAUDS
May Receive Approximately One Mil
lion DoUars for Originally Furnish
ing Evidence Which Exposed Frauds
NewYork, Deo. 19. William Loeh,
Jr, collector of the port of New York,
has approved the claim to moiety bf
Richard Parr, the deputy collector an S
original informer In the sugar fraud
on the $2,135,486 paid Into the United
States treasury by the American Sugat
Refining company as restitution for du
ties evaded by underwelghing.
What the Statute Say.
According to the statute regulating
such awards. Parr will receive "not ex
ceeding in amount one-half of the net
proceeds," which will mean In this
case, if the claim is approved by th
treasury department, approximate!
Claim Approved Only After Rigid In
vestigation. Mr. Loeb approved the claim onlj
after a thorough investigation by Har
rison Osborne, solicitor of the custom
He held that the claim was valid II
that Parr on November 30 1907, dls
covered a steel spring which wa use
by the company's checkers to InfluencJ
the weight of draughts of sugar ad
versely. This laid bare the scheme t
defraud, and it was due to the evidence
obtained as the consequence ot th
events of November 20 that the Jurj
in the civil suit against the oompanf
last spring returned a verdict of guiltyt
which was secured by the payment o
the penalty. $135,486, and the restitu
tion of $2,000,000 afterwards.
Mr. Loeb could not be seen tonight.
It was stated at Ms house that be re
tired early and would not be disturbed.
There is some conflict of statutes)
concerning payments of this character,
but it is said that in any event Parr
will receive 80 per cent, of the amount
named, or approximately $700,000,
Mr. Parr Confirms th Report.
Parr was seen at his home tonight
and confirmed the report that Mr. Os
borne acted favorably on his claim and
that Mr. Loeb ratified the decision. "I
do not know exactly how much I will
receive." said Parr.
"In exceptional cases the government
awards 60 per cent, but more usually
30 or 35. All the other claims were be
fore the solicitor, but the fact that
mine was uph61d speaks for itself."
MRS. O. H. P. BELMONT
IN NEW YORK NIGHT COURT
Offers Her Msnsion as Security for
Disorderly Women Strikers.
New York, Dec, 19. Mrs. O. It J.
Belmont demonstrated in the small
and early hours of today that she baa
the Interests of her sex of the work
ing class at heart and is willing to
give not only of her time but of her
fortune to assist them.
Three o'clock this morning found
her In the night court awaiting tha
disposition of the cases of four wo
men shirtwaist workers, charged with
disorderly conduct in connection with
the strike. Several lawyers have been
retained by Mrs. Belmont to defend
the strikers, but with the approach of
morning they bad disappeared, and
when the girls were called to the bar
no one was present to appear for
Mrs. Belmont here stepped Into the
gap and offered ball for the girls, ten
dering her home In Madison avenue as
"Is your house worth $800. Inquired
Magistrate Butts, in routine maaner
"I think It Is," replied Mr. Bel
mont. "It is valued at $4O4.M0, but
I think there may be a mortgage upon
it for $100,000' which I raised to help
the shirtwaist strikers and the wo
man suffrage movement"
The security was accepted.
IN CONGRESS THIS WEEK.
Both House Adjourn Tomorrow fi
Two Week' Holidsy.
Washington, Deo, 19. With probably
fewer than a qiurrum of members et
either house in the city, all legislation
in congress during the next two days
will be by common consent. The house
will undertake nothing more than the
passage of some bills of miner Im
portance and the completion of Its
work on the District of Columbia sp
proprlation bill, which already has
been under consideration tws or three
It has been hoped that the army
supply bill might be taken up and dis
posed of before adjournment, but that
programme has fceen abandoned In the
face of the departure of so many
members. It Is expected that very lit
tle time will be necessary for the dis
posal of the district bill and with It
out of the way the house will simply
"tread water" until , the adjournment
for the holiday.
The senate will undertake very little
except the confirmation of Hon. Horace
II. Lurton to be an associate Justice
of the supreme court of the United
States. The nomination will be report
ed favorably to the senate on Monday
and an effort will be made to have It
acted upon The present Indications
are that M.'. Lurton's confirmation will
take place before the beginning of the
holidays, thus enabling htm to take his
seat on the supreme court bench upon
the reconvening of that body after the
Both house will adjourn Tuesday
for two weeks, the time foe reconven
tion being fixed for Tuesday, Jan. 4,
Republican Follow Democratic Doc
trines, Say Bryan.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec, 19. Wil
liam J. Bryan was the guest of honor
at a banquet given by the democrats
of this city last night. Mr. Bryan said
In his address: "For the last thirteen
years the democratic party has actual
ly dominated the public affairs of this
country and molded the public affairs.
The republican party has done nothing
good that was not outlined In the dem
ocratic platforms. The republican to
day has but one way of becoming
popular, and that fs by Imitating the
Allan Line Steamer on Mud Bank,
Halifax. X. P., Dec. The Allan
lino steamer Corinthian, from Mt. John,
N. U., for London and Havre. In trend
ed on a mud bank off Oorge's Inland
In this harbor and will' have to di
chnrge part of her cargo before h
can be floated, probably. It in thought
that she has sustained no damage. The
Corinthian was on her way out of the
harbor when the accident happened.
A Bumper cotton crop Is In v4ew rn
India. It may amount to I.MA.ftM
bales. The price of yarn Is advene-
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