VOL LI. NO. 1.
NORWICH, CONN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
CELTIC BECOMES A RELIEF SHIP
Goes .on Errand of Mercy Instead of Meeting
the Returning Battleship Fleet
SAILS FROM NEW
Carries a Million and a Half of Rations for Earthquake
Sufferers Red Tape Cut in Shreds on the Ground of
HumanityThe U. S. Supply Ship Celtic has in Cargo
Food, Clothing, Medicines for 50,000 Persons.
New York, Doc. 31. The United
States supply ship Celtic, which was
to have met the returning battleship
fleet with holiday cheer, tailed out of
New York harbor this atternoon on
mi entirely different mission, but with
out changing a single item of her car
go 5he will go to Messina, with a
million and a half of navy rations lor
the earthquake sufferers.
Happy Idea of Commander Huse.
The idea of changing the Celtic in
to a relief ehip came to her comman
der, Harry McU i Huse, lust night.
It met with the immediate approval
of Rear Admiral Casper F. (loodrich,
commandant of the navy yard who
promptly communicated with the de
partment at Washington.
Red Tape Thrown to the Winds.
Ttd tape was cut iu a jiffy, on the
ground of humanity, necessary prep
rations were liuried at the yard, and
the Celtic, with Christmas trees still
lashed at the mastheads it hud been
designed to make the v Celtic the
i 'hrlstnias ehip for the fleet sailed
late today. Her supplies will not be
eaten by American sailors, but by suf
fering survivors of the Italian disas
ter Always First in Acts of Mercy.
In the face of the overwhelming need
of the Italians, the department is considering-
its own men second; how fliey
vrill be provided with food is some
thing that will be considered later.
The navy department takes full re
sponsibility for this sudden gift of
supplies belonging; to the United
Htates government to the Italians,
without warrant of law. It probably
relies upon congress to approve of this
evidence of American pluck and the
"get there" qualities of the American
r.avy. Just as its ships were the first
to reach Kingston alter the West In
d'an earthquake disaster, so the Am
erican naval flag on the Celtic may
be the first to bring actual food sup
plies ta Messina from any country, ev
n though we are 3,600 miles away.
Certainly the ship has been despatch
ed ta sea in record time in less than
eighteen hours after her captain con
ceived his humanitarian idea.
It is deemed a feather in the cap o."
the navy, an achievement which will
take its place in the history of the
Food fop 50,000 People for One Month
The Celtic has in her cargo $1,"0,000
worth of provisions, sufficient food foil
0.000 people for one month; J32,0uu
worth of clothing; tents enough to ac
commodate 1,000 persons and a large
quantity cf medical and surgical sup
plies. Will Wast No Time in Reaching Mes
sina. According to frer orders, the Celtic
3 to proceed first to Gibraltar, which
she should reach in twelve days, and
wnere she should receive congress'
formal authorization to distribute the
government stores to the naked and
starving Italians tfhe will waste no
time at Gibraltar, but will simply
touch there long enough to get the
r.eoessary congressional saurtion and
will then sail post haste to Messina.
The clothing that the Celtic is tak
ing consists of 7,500 suits of outer
nothing; 3.500 suits of underwear;
600 pahs of socks and 3.r,00 pairs
f shoes. All this was 'broken out"
and put aboard her in two hours. Her
food supply comprises all staple arti
cles. flOME'S LATEST REPORTS
OF THE GREAT DISASTER
Most Important of AH Now Is the
Question of Living.
Borne. De.e. 81. Estimates of the
death roll of the earthquake now cease
to concern the Italian people. It is
enough to know that the catastrophe
is overwhelming figures would add
nohting to the grief of the stricken
ration, nor move to greater efforts
those upon whom tiie work of relief
mid rescue baa fallen.
6 Resoue Vosseis at Work.
Every sbannej open to the govern
ment has been vtilized to this end
and either nations have been quick to
rome to US assistance, eve.-, hci'me the
cry for aid went up. Shiploads of fu
gitives have been ca Triad out mi the
stricken zone to Naples, Palermo, Ca
tania and other ports, and, according
to the minister of marine, rescue ves
sels to the number of lit; are nou; con
centrated In the stra.t of Messina and
five thousand soldiers are being land
ed on the two coasts.
Thousands Starving and Without
Most important , of all now is the
question of living. Thousands of Close
who escaped tin. falling walls and the
! of the tide are starving and
without clothes or shelter. They can
earcei.r long survive their suffering.
The first thought has been t,, carry
fnii and -covering for these helpless
people and it has now been decided hy
rne government to send a fleet or eini
arrant rteameis to transport 1 1 1 - i ri to
Many Intermittent Shocks.
The talent reports received at f'ocnr
say that- there have, been mauv ititer
mttten shocks after the first, to which
he greater part of the. destruction is
attributed. The British warship Mi
nerva reported, by w ireless to .Malta
that two severe shocks occurred at
Messina last night
Professor Ricco, director of the ob
aervatory at Mount Etna,, states that
his instruments have recorded forty
two distinct shocks after the first, but
during the last -thirteen hours they
have been almost motionless. Etna and
Ktromboli are now quiet aifd he 5s cer
tain that the earthquake whs not of
volcanic but aeulugi.-al ori,rc,siiiiilur
to that of ITS...
l .... J . . q -4 L.f,.-- I uuuu'.j j uv i, ;twt till emu., Iliillieni.
Horror of the Situation'-Oows. sJ!verMl ti-rfi ... tni.ne.i ..i.i,..,.!.
'1 he horror or 1 lie sit umion a Mr-
aiu und H'rgaiu ijron tvitn eCiv--fresh
Ueiiji.,.li uut of tl,e-"cii rsjin
'Jems plBcej the death rji jujHh
ut th enure inntuiv. -nJ..b as
3ou uuu. .Ci.ii inn a.pp.r : w c ex
uu.. Othsrs mtui tnair outsid es
timate luvi.ubO, but the officii estimate,
a made by Uie minuter of marine
still holds to llS.ooO.
Eighteen Villages Completely Ruined.
Reli.-f en ..-,lit i,.i,m wllirh huve li.--N
us i( thir av- tr Ktn hv
eousuutrae ueraaaeew ebaUKusUB4 all N -
YORK FOR MESSINA
aloiij? the roi.te. They report eighteen
provincial villages, besides those al
ready mentioned, in Calabria, as hav
ing been completely ruined. This would
indicate that the earthquake's havoc
was not confined to the coast What
has become of the inhabitants of these
villages is not known. Those who
were left alive after the destruction
of their homes doubtless ioiued the
great army of refugees seeking safety,
ot have fallen by the wayside.
TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS
Sent by Baron De Rothschild for the
I'urH Dec. 31. Baron De Rothschild
lias sent to the Italian ambassador
$"0,000, OuO for the earthquake suffer
ers. The directors of the Paris news
papers are agitating a lottery in ai5
of the victims of the disaster and the
minister of limnice has suggested' the
opening of a national subscription for
$25,000 TO RED CROSS SOCIETY.
Contributed Yesterday by the United
States Steel Corporation.
New York, De,. 31 The United
States fcitel OfjKratiun today con
tributed ?2i".ono to the Fed Cross so
ciety for the Italian earthquake suffer
ers. LIPARI ISLANDS DISAPPEAR.
Group in the Mediterranean Near the
Coast of Sicily.
Koine. Dec. 31. The Vita flutes that
a wireless message, from the strait of
Messina reports that Dipari Islands, a
group of volcanic islands in the Med
iterranean, near the coast of Sicily,
have disappeared.- The total popula
tion of the group numbers 28,000 and
must inevitably have perished.
The minister of marine has rushed a
torpedo boat to ascertain the facts.
THE MESSINA HOTEL.
Sixty Guests of Hotel France Perished
All at Hotel Trinacria Dead
Koine, Dec. 31. It has been impos
sible as yet to ascertain whether
there were any Americans at the ho
tels in Messina. The Hotel France
collapsed at the tirst shock and sixty
guests were killed. It is asserted that
none of these as American. Only
two waiters escaped, as they were al
ready up, and had the . presence of
mind to seek shelter from the falling
walls under tiie staircase of the ho
tel. The Continental hotel was de
stroyed, but it seems that no Ameri
cans were stopping there. Almost all
the guests at the Hotel Trinacria, in
cluding J. C. Martens, the' Swedish
consul, are dead Nothing has been
learned definitely as to the number
of American iu the hotel, which was
the leading one of the citf.
FATE OF THE AMERICANS
Ambassador Griscom Goes to Messina
Today to Investigate.
Rome. Dec. 31. The foreign office
lias completed arrangements for I.loyd
C. Griscom, the American ambassador,
to leave Naples tomorrow on board an
Italian steamer for Messina. Mr.
Griscom is to get to the spot and
gather information reeardine; the fates
of the Americans who are supposed to
have been in Calabria and Sicily at
the time of the disaster. The ambas
sador will take with him several con
sular officers, among whom he will di
vide the work. As soon as the serv
ice! of investigation is started the am
bassador will return to Rome
Rockefeller Contributes $10,000.
"Washington, Dec. 31. John D.
Rockefelle telegraphed the National
Red Cross society in this city today
that he would contribute the sum of
$10,000 to the fund for the relief of
the Italian earthquake sufferers.
LIST OF AMERICANS
IN THE EARTHQUAKE ZONE
Made Public Yesterday by the State
AVa.-hingtoti, Dec. SI. Tic; state de
partment today mude public a com
plete list of persona supposed to have
b.--n in the earthquake zuue in Italy
and regarding whom inquiries have
linen made at the department. The
Jlr. and Mrs. Kilniuiul H. Garrett am!
son, Julian, of New Tork; inquiry by
K. A. Garrett, New Tork.
-Mr. and .Mis. Onirics 11. Ilapguo.l of
New York; inquiry by Norman Hap
good, w York.
-Miss nlaiiche K.-uie , r 1'bil-idelphin;
iiiiiiiry by .Mrs. CrHiit l.al-'arge. ,-nro
of lleil Wisler. VhiladelpliM
.lr.-i. M.irtiu, i '. Kiriredgo and d-uigh-tr..
Ktiicl and' Ciarii.s. of Brook-line,
.Mas.-.: iiiinr,. hy Xpojer I'annou on
l-.eliHlf of Kdi-.iird i'. Knhinsnu of
Ttmoliline arid Represiiative J.ealie
New Jersey. . i
.Mir.' Anne De"-, Boston;
Francis W. Lta. -
Miss Jlnrgaret llenrlell of Brookline;
iinpiiry by Sneaker Cannon ou behalf
of. K. C. Robinson, Brookline.
Miss May Sherman of Elizabeth, N.
J.; inquiry by chief clerk revenue cut
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Wright. Phila
delphia; inquiry by J. H. Slnilehnan.
Passenger Train Wrecked by Broken
Dttluth, Minn., Dec 31. A passen
ger train on the Duluth & Mcsaba
railroad was wrecked by a broken rail
near Siuiu-i! ..unction today. Three
none na repurtru Kiiieu.
PeckVufith Huum Sold,
ilie .racij; lui:h on I ianiJiii
' urc&fcid id Ifiuiiiay by the
owners of the Capital lunch in Hart
ford, and cl'iiea pe&diiig aiteritiirii
wuich will h nsaae oefoie rri place
it reoptricd. The new OTners are op
erators of a cham of lunch rooms and
will niMke extsnsive changes in this
y;. to make it ci r.,iinl with ih
hr iit.ir waning u aeaj,i io
Paris, Dec. 31. A disaffected Corsi
can named Benedtti fired several shots
from a revolver this evening in the
direction of the windows of the office
of Premier Cleinenceau, in the minis
try of the interior. Xo one was hurt.
The Corsica u was arrested.
Dm-lon, Dec. 31. 'One of the two
warrants issued in 3674 for the arrest
of John Punyan was submitted to sale
by auction today in London and evok
ed a bid of only L'u'. The first amount
ottered was $.". The other warrant,
presumably a duplicate of the specimen
todH.v. is owned by J. P. Morgan, who
is said to have paid J2.000 for it.
Lc Mans. France. Dec. 31. Wilbur
Wright beat all previous aeroplane
records here this cfternoon with a
magnificent (light that lasted for two
hours and nine minutes. He covered
officially a distance of 73 miles, but.
counting the wide curves, he made
over 9n miles. Mr. Wright's feat was
the more remarkable because of the
intense cold. By hi3 flight of today,
Mr Wright vvins the Michelon cup,
valued at f.'.nuo.
JPPEAL& FOR All
Appeal for aid for the victims
of the Sicilian and Calabrian
earthquake. Governor Woodruff
has issued the following proc
lamation to the people of Con
necticut: "The terrible consequences of
the earthquake in Southern
Italy and Sicily a few days ago
are so well known to the people
of the state that rehearsal Is
"Our people, aver quick, to re
sjoiid to every call for help will
not forget those sufferers in
need now in Paly.
"The Red Cross society, which
is organized for the purpose of
aiding communities in need be
cause of calamity, inn and will
do everything possible in aid of
the sufferers with such funds
as arc sent to it.
"Those who aid early give help
when it is most needed, and I
urge the people of Connecticut
to give as liberally as their
"I would recommend that con
tributions be made through the
American Red Cross society's
local agents, who will forward
such donations to Mr. II. H. Cole
of Hartford, the state treasurer
of the Red Cross society."
Nearly 1,000,000 Persons Less., This
Year Than Last.
New York, Dec. 31. Passenger travel
across tiie Atlantic in the year 190$
shows a shrinkage of- nearly one mil
lion persons a.- compared with the pre
ceding years, according to figures com
piled by the trans-Atlantic steamship
companies und given out today. For
the lirst time in many years the east
bound figures ure in excess of the
westbound or incoming.
The decrease is apparent in every
class first, second and steerage in
tiie westbound, and in the first and
second cabin business in the east
bound. Tiie mil;- class sliowin an in
crea.c over the y?ar 1907 was ilie ou.
ward bound stecras c. In this cla.-s the
increase in round numbers was 108.
00. The greatest decrease of tiie yen."
was in the third class incoming r
westbound steer ig". n mounting to
W53.8RI. During 190s the incoming
steerage numbered but 402. 'mil, while
in 1 ft'i 7 1.3t;4.t)S."i came in.
The decrease in first and second
cabin business is noticeable, but the
most sensational feature of the tvans-
Atlannc " passenger movement of the
year vVas the outgoing or castbound
steerage. It began during October,
1007. and eontinued -uninterruptedly
during 10ns. industrial conditions
which have prevailed in the Vnited
States during the past year are re
garded as the- real reason for the un
U. S. MARINES LEAVE CUBA.
Fir-t Detachment of Army of Pacifi
cation Homeward Bound.
. Havana. Dec. 31. The first detach
ment of homeward bound troops from
the American army or publication,
which lias been in Cuba since the es
tablishment of the provisional gov
ernment in October. l!0ri. sailed this
afternoon for the Philadelphia navv
yard on board the auxiliary cruiser
Prairie. The detachment consisted of
The garrison at Camp Columbia pa
raded in honor of the departure of the
marines, and tjeneral Dairy, comman
der of the arm yof pacilieatiou. made
an address to the men. congratulating
them warmly upon the excellence of
the discipline ihey have maintained
and their irreproachable conduct dur
ing the entire period of American oc
CASES WERE CONTINUED.
Junk Dealers Presented in City Court,
but Matter Went Over Until Jan
In I he city court on Thiii 'iiny morn
ing the .-iisi-s against tb" three .iunk
dealers charged with bujing stolen
bond -wire, was presented by 'ily At
torney JlaM. but the matter was con-
i t in utI until January 9, Mr. Hali stat-
inquiry bTi'"S that Stats Attorney Hull will
be at. the trial to assist him. The
dealers v ere-represented bv Attorney
Shields, who stated that this was a
new procedure, such as he had' not
experienced in his long term as a law
yer. Stealing a Ride.
On Til ur.silay evening three men
were m-rest-d for evading their rail
road fare. On the seven o'clock train
on tile New Haven road one fellow
wag found and arrested by Policeman
Kane and Policeman Feutoii. while in
the steamboat train Pola eman Kane
arrested two more for the failure to
pay their fare.
Doctor Had a Skull.
There wii:i treat e.-i(einei'it iu c.v
London Thuisdy. when il was learii
fd a human skull had been, found in
barrel of .ibaBe on the city dump.
It H-sts later learned that It was a.
Kiiil which .r. Fcwier'a -wife haa
thrtwn a7.-ay without n:i knowieage.
Hf secured it in Egypt
Stonington. -The ruddei post for the
o-hnniier Stonington Hrrived recently.
stick measuring 17 ft by 21 inch
Caused by Grief
PROF. GORDY OF NEW YORK UNI
VERSITY AND WIFE.
THREE ROTTLES CF CHLOROFORM
Sprinkled on Pillow of Their Bed
Could Not Bear Thought of Spend
ing Their Declining Years Alone.
New York. Dec. 31 Unable to en
dure the thought of spending their de
clining years alont and without the
cheering presence of a daughter whom
they both worshipped. Prof. J. P. Gor
dy of New York university and his
wife committed suicide today, a fen
hours after the death of their daugh
ter. The young girl, who was eight
een years old, had been suffering for
weeks from pneumonia and died this
morning, despite every effort of her
physician and of the two trained nurs
es iu attendance
Strong Odor of Chloroform Traced to
After giving way to their grief for
nearly two hours, the parents of the
young woman appeared to grow re
signed and the physician and nurses
left, feeling that nothing they could
do would comfort the couple.
The two then retired to their apart
ments and getting into bed emptied
the contents of three bottles of chlo
roform on the pillow between them.
Two hours later. Prof. James E. Dough
of the New York university, who lives
in apartments adjoining those of Pro
fessor Uorciy, c-n tight the strong odor
of chloroform and traced it to the
apartment of his friend.
Found Dead Clasped in Each Other's
After vainly waiting for some an
swer to his persistent ringing, profes
sor lA'Ugh summoned Dr. Van Sant
voord. the Cordy family physician,
nd the two broke in the door. Mak
ing their way to the bedroom of the
professor and his wile, they found the
couple clasped in each other's arms
End both dead
Professor Gordy Was 58.
Four letters wer-i found, one of
1 , g- : : ! .
1 tV ' N'j'.:
Si V ? " - : ' ?
The grsind oi.erii. singer, who is considered one of the most beautiful women
in the wTirld, will open a "Beauty Shop" in New Y'ork.
which gave detailed instructions for
the burial. Professor Gordy was 5S
veurs old and a native of .Maryland.
He was a Ph.D. of the university of
Leipzig, and an LUP. of the Western
univ ersity of Pennsylvania, and a rec
ognized authority in the Hold of polit
ical history. On the faculty of New
York university the professor tilled
tiie chair of professor of American his
tol y and pedagogics.
SENTIMENT IN THE SOUTH
TOWARD A POLITICAL CHANGE, j
Conference at Taft Cottaqe Statement !
i-usla Ca He,- Another c"n- lowing seated for tn discussion of the
, .' , , .. . , ! excellent menu: Dr. Jackson and Mrs.
terence was held today at tne 1 afc cot- la,.kon, Miss Grace Jackson, Miss
luge rut the bexl rri?ans of lakms ad - j Jean Jackson, Dr. William K. Faatz.
vantage a,t the proper time, uf the real Dr. Joseph Bootland of the Xorwich
sentiment in the south toward a po- I perlors. Dr. Daniel F. Donahue and
litical change. Charles H. Sherrell of Miss Myrtle Cunningham of the Wi!
the .National Business Men's league of i limantic j.arlori. with Harry Carrp
Xevy Y'ork. who readied here today, bell of Hartford and representatives' i
was one of the conferees, while Messrs. , the two local newspapers as specijil
Taft. Hammond and Iiitchco-k were pucsts. At each place were carnation
the others. ! houtonuiers. and the table was prettily
'1-1.- rvre.nnt V:IS dictated bv Ml'. ! .In -.rvlAl wirb ea n,li! i h,-j .-,, ri-. ,!.--..'.
Tal't in the presi-n-.-e of tiie conferees, j
I a. id is given to the public as showing j
j the exHct situation with reference to '
u..- M.f.i I .. i-.wii., . ( i.ic s"e-i iri-M ni( n Lilt-
"The i onfercut-e between Mr. Taft ' growth oi' almost a third in the com
mit! .Messrs. Hammond', Hitchcock and j pany's business in the year, to their
Sherriil. in 'eiereii.-i- to tiie action to J rg part in the free dental clinics
be taken with a view to the organiza- , which had been established in the sum
tiou of Cue real sentiment in the south
in favor of change in that section, re
suited satisfactorily in a "plan agreed
upo:i by all parties.
"The republican organization is to be
maintained in all the states, and ef
forts made to increase the ranks of
l he republican party as fully as possible-.
With the pm-fruSe:, however, of se
curing the assistance of those who, do
uo1 desire to aliy themselves with the
republican party as . republicans, but
only wish, to act independently of the
democratic party in national cam-pa-gns,
It -ws.3 thoug-'nt best to secure
the names of toce who wouid take
charge o this ird-jptrndent movement
iu ei.ch siaie. with a view to their
eube,fiint ni-gflin'Kation at a time
lie" sccl-t iioliH.-al aWtn would be
STATE MILITIA WILL BE DES
. PATCHED TO SCENE.
PITCHED BATTLE IS FEARED
Two Kentucky Factions Gathering at
Jackson About Sixty-five Men on
Each S'de with Plenty of Ammunition
-Jackson, Ky., Dec. 81. An outbreak
of feud troubles was feared here this
afternoon or tonight and Governor
illson was asked to send troops .o
stop the trouble and protect the town
from the feudists who are gathering,
I.arge numbers of tho Callahan and
Smith factions are in town. Both fac
tions are heavily armed and1 a pitched
battle is feared.
All Armed With Rifles.
Kd Callahan, who is charged with
having incited an attack on a party of
the Smith faction, sent word- to Jack
son last night that he wanted to sur
render, but was afraid to come to
Jackson for frar that Rand Sebastian,
who was wounded by the Callahan fac
tion, wouid kill him from ambush. Tne.
sheriff of Breathitt county then got to
gether a party of Callahan's friends
and went to Ci ockettsville, bringing
Callahan back with them. The whole
party were anned with rifiee.
Intrenched in a House.
The Devton and Smith leaders, with
whom Callahan is at war, arrived i.i
town about the same time the Callahan
party did and gathered their friends.
There are now about 65 men on each
side. The Deatons and Smiths have
taken possession of a house, where
they are intrenched, and have a wagon
load of arms stored there.
Cailahan gave bond and will leave
for his home tonight unless fighting
$50,000 Fire at Skowhegan, Me.
Skowhegan, Me., Dec. 31 The Gould
block, a three-story brick structure on
AYatc'i- street in the business section,
was burm-d tonight. Samuel W. Gould,
the owner of the block, conducted a
hotel, where he occnniedflHhe second
and third floors. His !ois is ?25,000.
The damage to the stocks of mer
chants on the street tloor bring sthe
total loss to J50.000.
KING DENTAL STAFF
Given Sanquet by Manager Dr. F.
Jackson at Wauregan Hiuse.
W i t It a baininet at the YVauregan
house- to the staff of the King Dental
parlors in Xorwich and Willimantic,
l-"-- Frederick C Jackson, the msnatf-r.
eligluruiJy eeieDraten tne close or a
year ot gralityiiig .business success.
Tin- baiuiuet was spread at 8 in on of
the private dining rooms with the fol-
Siici irc.Iing the feast, the doctor
presided as toustmaster in tiie genial
maimer ci.aracteristic of him, weleom-
mer 'anil suggesting that these niig'.?t
be carried en free of expense to any
socieiy or organization by tMe co
operation of the dentists of the city.
Toasts to the doctor and his fami'y
and to the company's success in the
coming year wre tend-ered and vvlttv
and entertaining responses were made
to the following sentiments: The Rose
of New England, Dr. Faatz; Facts and
Near-Facts in Dentistry. Dr. rOonahue:
King's Painless Dentistry, Dr. Boot
land; Dnntitts I Have lint, nr. Camp
bell. Cor3iai govi wishes fof their
host, was the concitrdirif sentiment of
Croton. The selectmen of Ororon
w!l resent a. liiH- to the legislature
naking for a fevrjr the Tiiamti
river from 'rit'n to ew IyMuleu.
Prof. Benjamin D. Clark of Brown
university is dead.
Bishop O'Connell Will Likely soon be
be niad auxiliary bishop of tan Francisco.
Argentina is Gradually Becoming the
largest exporter of wool to the United
Three Men Were Arrested in New
Tork while attempting to pawn the
Stars and Stripes
A Blizzard is Raging over western
Cfnada. Traffic in every direction is
at a standstill.
Regulations Governinq Physical Tests
to be given officers of the navy mil
soon be issued.
The Irish Part will Hold a conven
tion Feb. 9 to work out its future
po!jcy on the Irish land biil.
II is Proposed to Issue a Set of spe
cial postage stamps in eonner-tiou wllh
the celebration of the Line -tin centen
nary. The Bolivian Government Hxs Blazed
a loan of I.SOO.imio with J. P. Morgan
of New York. Many offers to supply
this money were made.
The People's Lobby, established iu
Washington nearly three years ago to
keep watch on the doings of pubilj
men, is to be reorganised.
It is Believed That the Real' Fight
against the proposed changes in tin;
present tariff law will be made when
the bill reaches the senate.
The Last Two Years Have Developed
remarkable increases In the money or
der and registry business transacted ;y
rural delivery mail carriers.
The Mormon Church May Make a bid
for the buildings of the Catholic insti
tutions at Nauvoo, 111., involved by the
Fidelity Funding company.
M. Jusserand, French Ambassador,
introduced to the president the new
military attache of the French rai
fcassy, Captain DeChambrun.
The Supreme-Court Will Soon Decide
whether newspaper publishers may le
gally accept transportation over rail
roads in return for advertising.
General Garcia, Governor of the State
of. Faii-on. Venezuela, has b?-n im
prisoned for refusing to recognize Juan
Vincents fiomej as president.
Secretary Wright Will Soon Deter
mine whether the w?r department wi '!
adopt the proposed system of inocula
tion if soldiers against typhoid fever.
The Anniversary 'of Dr. Jose Rizal.
I famous as leader of the Filipino inde
I pendence movement, and- who was sho'
! to death by the Spaniards, was cele
brated in Manila.
Mr. I. Buchanan, Special Commis
sioner of the United States governni--:u
to Venezuela, arrived at Caracas and
was cardial fy received by officials of
the new .government.
For the Purpose of Securinq "the
nati'ohal, state and local electoral fran
chise for women." the Imh'"I Fianchiv
society, with principal office In New
York city. Hied a certificate of Incor
poration at Albany. X. Y.
Count Von Bernstorff, the new f!er
man ambas.-ador, vv-n? formally pre
sented to President Roosevelt and
handed to the president a letter from
Emneror William exrressing his beat
wishes for the harr'iness and welfare
of the Ur.Ued Slates.
LESS FISH LANDED
IN 19C8 THAN IN 1907.
Gloucester Fleet Received Hiqher
Prices, SJ Receipts Were Evened L'p.
Gloucester. Mass.. Dec. 31. The
'Gloucester fishing fleet landed les fih
in 1908 than in 1907, but as price? wn
hirh throughout the past year the re
ceipts remained- about the same.
The fle"t brought into this . 1 1 1 V other
rvorts 129 324.4."" pounds of tlsii ai w.
pared with 148.979.ts49 pounds in 19H7.
Three vessels were wrecked and f-2
men lost, a slight increase in casual
ties over last year.
HEAVY INSURANCE AWARD.
Factory Operator Obtains Judqment to
Recover $109,848 for Unpaid Insur
ance. Philadelphia. Dec. 31. A verdict that
is expected to huve a far re i -hing ef
fect in insurance matters was return
ed in the T'nited Ptats cou -f here yes
terday. n-tf.it John M. "rrn'!. operator
of the Fi-tes-BrcMlin carpet faetnrv In
Cnmd-n X. J.. wss warded 19MS
on a claim against Eenrner Pnyrter,
for unpaid in'irnce.
The Fries-Breslin fatn'y. r hl h wis
burned several years asn. was in nred
tor hiiiiiii -J r'.""". ice ivMiric!' p
onrspaiv rertwrf to rV f'" entire ;
amount because of a chattel mo-t .r.ige j
clause m he po '.--. arroll cntctmert I
that Bergner J- Snyder, as his tipnf. j
vi ho. were insurance eTpevf. h'd ;
placeq tne insuran -e a no ir t:.er- was
suen a ctaiiQ in nts rni:rv ne n:n not
know about it. and fbould have been
informed bv bis a"-nts. whoe dutv- it
was to protect . his property. When
tiie company did not -p.y. lie brought
action against the agents. The (o ut
sustained his contention in charging
POPE COMPANY DISSOLVED.
Vice Chancellor Howell S.ns Decree
Terminating the Old Corporation.
Newark. Dec. XI. Vice Chancellor
Howell has signed a decree dissolving
flie Pope Manufacturing company of
In a petition fir a decree of dissolu
tion filed by Linrtabury. D-iiie. fc
Faulks. counsel -for the reeei ce-s for
the Pope concern, i'. was stated that
ail claims of creditors ha.e been paid,
and -that the asrts of thu conipMuy
have been turned over to a reoi giiujga
tion coiuniit tee. piiisiiant t. an order
of . the courc. and hence tliei e is no
reason for keeping up the corporation's
Belgium Relinquishes the Pekin-Han-kow
Railroad to China.
Pckin. Dec. ?.. -P.elgium today rc
limtuished t!ie Pekin-Hankow railroad
to China tijiou tiie pa irient of re
demption price, about Sis. Will. om. at
Paris and London last Tuesday. China
will at once dispense with tiie foreign
employes of the road, retaining only
the consulting engineers. Chinn'a Ini
tial success in constricting and operat
ing ths- Pekiu-Kalg.in railroad has cre
ated general confidence In her ability to
take over and' operate other foreign
built railroads as they become re
deemable. teamship Arrivals.
' At Havfe, Dec. 31: La yra'vsoet,
from Xew Tori.
At Naples. Deo. 27: tXtanla. from
At Southamptrtn: Dee. 11. Teotenic,
fiem New Yerk. .
BURTON WILL BEJ. S. SENATOR
Every Vestige of Opposition to the Congress
man's Nomination Has Disappeared
CHARLES P. TAFT
Formally Announces Hi Withdrawal from the Ohio Sen
atorial Contest All the Other "'Favorite Sons" and
"Dark Horses" Have Also Quit the Field-alk that
C. P. Taft May be a Candidate in 1911.
Columbus. O., Dec. 31. Every ves
tige of opposition to his nomination
having disappeared during the list
twenty-four h mrs. R"presentnti e
Theod-re K. Kurioii of Cleveland. .:
prominent figure in tin; lower branch
iu congress ror tne last twenty year
will be chosen by acclamation' for tc
1 lilted .Stdtes donate to succeed JoSf;j;l
it. For.nker at a republican caucus
called for Saturday afternoon.
Result of Midnight Conference.
After yesterday's midnight confer
ence, C. r. Taft of Cincinnati, brother
of - the president-elect, fnrmi.ily hii-nounced-
his withdrawal from the race
today. Then Senator Foraker. learn
ing that the delegation from his home
county of Hamilton, plerlged to Tal't,
would be turned over to Kurfon, admit
ted for mo first time sin. e the i.ttaci:."
were made upon him during the presi
dential campaign that he could no
longer hope for a re-election. Within
two hours all of the "favorite sons"
and "dark horses'' ha-l unit the tleld
and Jlr. Burton was left alone.
The Passing of Joseph Benson Forakor
Mr. Taft and Senator Foraker left
for Cincinnati this afternoon on the
same tVain. Today's devclopi uuit.-f
marked the passing from public life
of one of the most notable of tiie older
RAILWAY BUSINESS IN 1909.
The Proipect is for a Healthy, Normal
Chicsgo, Dec. SI The Hailnay
Journal tomorrow will print letters
from tiie heaiis of six railway systems
in which Is shown among other tiling.
tiiat oiilj; one of them the Northern
Puciiic contemplates extensions dur
ing the new year. President Ho word
Klliott of the Northern Pacific, anewe:'
ing the last of five questions put by
the Klilway Journal, says:
"We have plans for new extensions,
but do not care to make them public
at the present time."
J. C. Stubbs of the Havrlnian lines Is
"unable io answer that question."
President I'nderrtood il the Krie do's
not think the demand for extensions
would be met by capital. J. T. llara
han, president of t lie Illinois Central,
sees plenty of room for railway ex
tentions in the rapidly deveiopinn
country, but his road had none of im
pot lance in mind. F. A. Delano, presi
dent of the Wabash, contemplates no
extensions, nor does W. A. ihirrett,
chief txe-. iitive officer for the receive:
of the Seaboard Air line. In answer
to other iiuestions. the officials named
agreed that the business prospect is
for a healthy, normal improvement,
that freight rates should he in.-rcas .1
and that unreasonable anti-rnilr ia.l
agitation and legislation should ecu '.
TRAGEDY AT NEWPORT.
Corporal Henry Kills Himself After
Severely Wounding His Wife.
Newport. P.. I.. Dec. 31 Corpora!
Nelson Henry of the Seventh regi
ment (L. K. A.) artillery band sta
tioned at Fort Adams, killed himseif
with a revolver tonight after lie luul
fired three bullets into his wife lis
she lay on the bed hi the quarters
where yesterday she became R mother.
Mrs. Henry has wounds in the shoul
der arm and lungs and is led ex;iect"d
to live. She said that before the
shooting- her husband accused iier of 1
Corporal Henry was 40 years old. :
He was a native of Plattsburir. X. Y..
and has seen service In China and the i
Philippines during bis IS years in the
army. Mrs. Henry is 26. tshe comes -from
Alton. N. Y. The couple have i
two children, both girls, aged n and
H years respectively, hesidrs the latest ,
SCORED BY JUDGE WHEELER, j
Rebuke ' Administered to Members of j
Litchfield Couny Bar. 1
11. At a short j
superior court j
t !'. !e- ;i'v-rs -
calct'd?r se--:ci ,,f f
to,,.,,. i,',,;.,. r, -
administered a e-l-ik.
,,r the I it.-hih.i-: , -. , i ; t hi.
ti1nt it 'was unfair to .'ii-U th
,vnPn th ,i,r ,-,,.
;inll that ho wcniM
warning thnt he would give Judgment
by riefsnlt if they failed to comply with
the rules of the cour." He fiu-yier said
"that he had not met with such an en
tire disregard of rules in any othr
court over which he had presided."
"The Easiest Wav" at Hartford Opera
Hartford. Conn.. Dec. 31. Local the
atergoers were treated to a Pclas.-o
premiere production tonight at tin
Hartford ouera house. "The Kasicst
Wav." with Miss Frances Way iu tiie
stellar role, attracted a large and rep
resentative audience, ft was suinou,
misly rti'.Red an.t cleverly Interpreted,
plnu.'itor.c recosritlm of the talented
work of the star and hi r support he
me t'reoiient. The piny, by Kucene
W.-iltcr. is Aineri, an in atniosr.hei-;. -. , i , 7
deals .w ith- a peculiar phase of .e-,v
Hay and Straw from States Infected
With Cattle Disease.
Albany. N. Y.. Dec. SI. Sven states.
Maine. New 1 1:. uipshii e. Vermont.
Massachusetts. Connecticut. New .Icr- j
sey a'.nl Pennsv !v atiia. Ii.ive notilie.l j
Commissioner ft. A. pear-oil of the i
state ilepartnint of aari.-ullure of tiie-r j
willingno- t-i a.-n'pi ipnn-uts .,f hy
and straw from New 1'oik stnt.- ex.e i
from the five .ount'es in t.i" w-cJ-f-tii
1 part, of the state' vv here the f.iot an
mouth disease exi't.il and which
now uiidi r qufi'itu;inr.
Pilgrim Football " Team to Make Tour
of United Spates. '
London, Dec. 31. Arrangements have
been concluded for the Pilgrim foot
ball team, which visited the United
States three years ago. to make anoth
er tour- of that country in October and
November next. The team will piay
15 fames in New York, Philadelphia,
Fal!R;vef. St. Louts. Chicago. Cleve
land 'and other cities. -St. Louis and
'iiiciio urometers of Hie tour have
ansr.M!ed the expenses of the Rrttisa
OUT OF THE RACE
leaders in the senate Josef. h Benson
Kornker. l-'rieml of llin senator today
declared the belief that he would m
reh:ibll:ite himself during the next
(two yum as to be a formidable can
didate for Senator Dick's seat In 1911.
but other among the etntn lead-s
were in. iin. (I to Interpret Senator
Foraker's statement of withdrawal in
the nature of n VHledii-lory.
"I tender my most heartfelt thanks."
he said, "to all my frienrls whu have
-j iviyally stood by nio during tins
trying contest. Tiie recollection of
tlH'ir zeal and fidelity while utrvirt'ing
under such disadvantages as have at
tended us will always be cherished and
Taft's Chances in 1911.
There was talk today that C. P. Tsft
might he a candidate In ,811. but JVIr.
Tal't declared that he had no thought
of what the future inigtit hoid for htm
and did not desire 'jis friends to ftrlve
tf make a bnt'tiain. If geographic.il
precedent Is followed, the next senator
to be elecb -.J will he from the souther l
end of the state. Tills lerl some of the
politicians to declare today that t'.ci
ch.iice of Mr. I'.urtou meun 'he reltre
mt in of Senator Dick In 1911. for. like
the Cleveland congressman, ho hade
from the northern tier of counties, tils
home being at kron.
GIRL SOBS NEARLY A WEEK.
Physicians Are Baffled by a Disorder
Not Unlike Hiccough Spasms.
Philadelphia. Dec. r,L Very nearly a
wck has elapsed i-ince 11 year ol4
Myrtle Cold of 2.040 Catlierire at ret
began sobbing. These unusual parox-ys-ms
has baffled thy unted efforts of
several physicians called Into consulta
tion by Dr. Alfred F. Alleman. Fii
eH some remedy can be suggested that
will safely clu ck the strange disorder it
is feared that the 'child will die.
The sobbing occurs at Intervals, and
Is not unlike the hiccough spasms in
effect. The direct cause of (he sob
bing is not known, tdthuugh it is Mid
that come little children in th vleji
ity have been teasing the girl and
that sin; took it to heart so much that
fhe went home one night last weolt
and cried so she brought on the pres-,
BAD FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA.
Damage of $200,000 Done in. Wool Dis
trict Before Flames Are Conquered.
Phiiad'ii.i. Dec After a hard
tight fir siic.edi-d In checking the
fil e vi liich started early today iu the
wool warehouse ,,f i-red 'Wolstenholm,
and Howard Hover & Son In South
l.etitin street, iu the center of the
downtown wholesale district. The
loss is estimated at S2"0.i'ti0. The fire
spread to the w,i houses of V. J.
Johnson nt No. .tij l.;itiH street and
1 attersiielil fi Co.. at X,,. ainrt to
the I'eliieliiier Furniture company's
Place, on Second str-l. In the rear of
tiie wool hoii'-cs. I.etitiH street is ex
tremely narrow and the firemen had.
great difficulty in reaching the flames.
W. I. Hl'l'HANAA
President Tto isev.dt's n'es.' .-nKer ta
Vei'c.'iebi t latch iii American rela
tions with that country.
HILL TO RETURN HOME.
Congressman Coming to Connecticut
to Push Caivass for Senatorship.
Washington, Dec. 11--Representative
Khcncxer J. 1 1 ill, candidate for
Culted states senator from I'onnecti
cut, who Is opposed by Senator Bran
dtnee. leaves Washington tonight for
Connecticut. II.- win retrain there to
take j.eisoi.iil charge of Ins lij;ht for
thf si-i.atorsinp until the cl.-.-tioii in
Jaiiumv by the Hale Icgitdii t lire. Mr.
lull bus been In 'i.nnecl iciil, but re-li-ineil
NOT TO CALL PRESIDENT.
Will Not" Be Summoned Before Com
mittee to Probe Secret Service.
Washington, lie.-. 31 S-HMt.r Hale,
acting chairman of the committee on
; investigations, which has in charge th
i investigation of the uiei.iols of the
sey et serv ice, said today t tin t there
v.fj no inteiitimi. so far as lie knew,
! ol Mimiiiniihig President Kooseyeu i,-
lore tin- conii,i:ite alter retire
ment on Hie fourth of March, as was
intimated in some published repor'n.
Another San Francisco Briber Sen
tenced. San Francisco, Dec 81. K. A. 8.
Blake, the contractor convicted of at
temptlnr to bribe J. U. Kelly, , pro.
pctlre juror, tn the Ratf bribeir ir'al.
01 vote for acquittal was Jeirtenced
.Iinle Dunne teiay te four yars'
litieiisxiiiiient hi the penitent arr at
i '. 4r n5 ' I l
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