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1909, fee y VOL LI. NO. 2. NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1909. PRICE TWO CNTS. 4 J Hit? MP ANOTHER TIDAL WAVE SWEEPS STRAIT OF MESSINA Rumor which it is Impossible to Verify, is Cur rent at Naples. FURTHER SHOCKS Victims of the Great Disaster Now Estimated to Exceed 200,000 Lipari Islands Reported to Have Disappear ed, Suffered Little Damage Italy's New Year's Day One of Lamentation and Grief Refugees, in Pitiable Condition Still Stream Into Naples and Palermo. Naples, Jan. 1. It is reported here that another tidal wave has, swept through the strait of Medina. Two steam, r.s loaded w ith refugees and injured p rsons that were expected in here today have not yet been sight ed, and fours are entertained for their safety. The vessels may, however, hitvo ought shelter at some of tlio idund3 along the civrt, hut tile efforts to locaie them have failed an. I in some quartern It is feared that they have been wreck ed. It is intnos.-'ible to verify this re port. SYSTEMATIC SEARCH - .OF RUINS IMPOSSIBLE. Supply Service Beginning to Work oatisf actarily Slight Shocks Still Felt. Home, Jan. J. Although graphic tone, an- coming into Home of the horrors in southern Italy and Sicily, thee are but repetitions of individual tragedies already recorded. What chiefly cone, res the government and the .1 is the progress that is be ing made to", mis the relief of those ul"i huic Mirfered by tlie dreadful i-. l a: ion. I 'oii-i durable advance in tiii-j res, " t has I o.-n mad" at .Messina, re. iiec.rdlits !" eiileia! reports rc- , n .., pcle, tile Supply Service is he- fci'isic t,i work sat'fiief.cjj;l.v. Tiv :!! rent regions on the eti't i.ave l"i pllotied lo various ivarshil and otuor C;p as eiii.r.- from which forced. ) b-m and launches convey and cii---trit.uie rations and water to the dif r ciit vil'i.t'-s. The- minister of justice has wired from Messina to Premier ;o!ii!i tltat largo Indies' of troons pav ::i-,i. fl mill are ;:ow occupv imr i 'all pans of lae tow u. The appa'Ung e;eut in' t.te ilisastcr renders anything like a, .-ystomatic si-arch of 1 Lie ruins imnos-'ble, but persons are' boir-dr.ig-.-od -nil all !a i"iiy nnil n;e quick- ' ly t- n-i'0:-i "'i i,i lie relei ships as so.-ip ns th ir i"iuiiis have received nftentioiv Ruined Buildinos Crumble. There were siii-ht shocks felt, in the eyi ; l;u i ilte zone t'.iinv. completing the ruin of tin cruiuhling buildinc. These i shocks are coin rihut im.- to the keeping i.p of the a'arir of the population. Oil-' j iui:r s' ,-r - siiock was felt at ?, o'el ick ','. t!:e morning .-Mid another at 9. Kir : sii'I burnuig. although much vain ( Ids fsllen. The latest inves-tiga tie. ."is : nn liol'i mum or the strait mai;e it eTtnln that mnnv more than half the ! V"pulatioii of the c.iast towm and Ail- ' Jnees have been killed, l'r tf. rs ir I'.i' - , ilire. -tor of tiie observatory at. Moiiri Km, estimates Unit the vic 1'nie, of the earthquake exceed !(''.- Dangerous Criminals Under Guard Hundreds of dangerous criminals 1 ,n e been arrested v the troops and re under eioe yuard. Creai reliif whs felt here w in u the a icioopceniei-t v as made that the Li ; j- fli islands, which were reported 1 , have disappeared with their pop i.iatiO!) of 2 .';. suffered little or no ('amuse from the earthquake. New Year's Day of Lamentation. .N'e.c Year's day in Ilaiy usually is tic occasion of festivities and rejoic ing a widespread as on Christmas. J:ut li.ese , , ein.iu ies ai;d tiie festal spirit were wanting toun.. instean m j l j(iiciti.s. Koine is niieq wiin lanien- tatioi.s; picinrea on me enuntenauci s of all is grief for the destruction of I two beautiful regions of the mother! country, where thousands now lie iVad. The tlas wave at half mast j Btid the hells of a thousand clmrcheH I lug not for the "Te peuiu," but toll I knells for requiem masses. King Victor Emmanuel Busy. I King Vi. tor Kntiiiaiiui'i lias super- ie(J lie- entire work in the fallen i i'ity of ls,sinH, anil th -eseuee of ' Ids majesty has infused new courage j arid energy into the rescuers and the I urvivoi's. hungry and wounded as ' They ate. Often he in surrounded by crowd of victims, who cheer en t niisfastieaily and si. oil: "We have a king; we have a pro 5ctor " Soldiers in Rescue Work. A Utgr number of soldiers hae 'ti landed from 'the sir:niiH stiam- eit arriving at .Messina and other rrCkeu places, and ail eft oris are tfiemg dire'tod towards embark ins the ounded rfug"eii who are crowding all available places. Some of .those will be seat as far a. Genoa. Generous Spirit in Giving. A touching feral ure of 1h material aid offered by all rlasses of people in Rome is tl' donation of clotlning nrid bedding which the workmen are freely giving to collecting students. Reports from all parts of Italy in dicate the same generous spirit. The king lias placed the royal palaces at n Naples and Caserta at the disposition of the Injured. Daughter of the frig Raises Contri butions. Princess Yolanda. the seven year old daughter of the king, having had the reason for her parents' alei-ie-e ex plained to her, ca'Ticd aixmt a con tribution box anion;; her liiCe ir ends at a party given in her honor a: the Quirinal this afternoon. She herself put In tiie box her first tiny gujd ring, hlch was given to her on Christ mas by her grandmother. Dowager Queen Margarita; ' her younger sister, Princess Mal'alda. Rave a Rold chain, while Prince Fberto, the heir-apparent, who is now four years old. ,0111 triouted a headless doll Shiploads of Refugees. Tessela loaded whh refugees contin ue to etie.nn Jut o Naples and Palermo, and each, day sees tha arrival uf addi tional steamer in the strait of Mes sina. The bi einiir,r!it steamer Xoi'd An erii;a i.ViiVed ZUrf lody. .She ,.311 KcCuJ.i o-i'j Jaic tiiiecii bundled pefiuh-i, .ua Xwiii ottiiri veijeis "wlna.fi ir Ijturitf ner ivm i,e ibie tg tike eff airo (tner six thousand more. Signer ' Ctmnirri. a ltding Ca!abr.an deputy. In Ail interview, advises the concentra tion of all tiie injured at Naples and V '. ",i the around of tie- inipet.i l'tliv of arrttninofls t ins there, as in 1104, sea? Qitii- a hams. U is th CRUMBLE RUINS government's Intention to remove a,;, trie survivors possible to the various ports in Italy. 'Send Ships Loaded With Quicklime." As an instance of his nuiek gra.-p of the situation, Kinff Vietor Emman uel soon after his arrival at Alessina wirf.fl to Premier Giolitti: "iaend ships and men: above all, send ships loaded with quicklime." So far as has 'been possible quick. imo has been used on the dead, but many bodies have been burned and others buried. In the relief work the. officers and wen of the foreign -warships have been untiring and their courage is be yond words. ALL THE WORLD SENDS AID. r-i u rti.t; Tnnnnrrow. , , , , , ... . T, j Portland, Ore., Jan. 1. Colonel p. M. ; Hume custodian of the earthquake, liiiHi, nas eanieu . '".'.', ;. 1 t'l IlU?iliCC om ii ve.- i. this -itv- vesti rdav. I'oHeetions are to; be taken no In all Roman i athotic churches Sunday. A Bishop's Personal Contribution. Wichita, Kan., Jan. 1. Bisiiop J. J. Hennessey ot the Wichita diocese aof the Catholic church, today telegraphed M.fiOu to the Sicilian and Italian earth quake suflei'ers as a personal contribu tion. $1,710 from Seattle. Seat lie, Wash., Jan. 1. The contri bution ir Seattle for the benefit of the cirtl'quake sufferers ncni amounts to $1,710. St. Louis Red Cross. f-'t. Louis, Jan. 1. The Red Cross society in St. Louis has collected ? I 4 7 . r. 3 for the relief of the Itilian rarthqnakc nilfercrs. Adolphus Utisch has given $jri.0i.Mi. The Italian soci eties have collected Sr.F.0. Father Spi gardi of Italian churi.ii has forwarded $l.nnO to the jiope. Cleveland Raises $1,230. Cleveland, O., Jan. 1. The sum of l...',o has bt-i-n rai.-ed in Cleveland for the benefit of the sufferers of the earthquake in Paly. Celebration Money f ent to Sufferers. Norfolk, Va.. Jen. L The first con tribution made leu-. for ibo Italian earthquake suffer, rs "aus $7.2.", for warded today to C.overnor Swanson by 1 ornictiis in the IIiik' homo. The I n'oie y had been given 1heni for Xew: Tear's fi reworks tonight. They ask-d in he permitted to send it all to the! little suffering cilildr t Italy. Connecticut's Response. New Htucii. Conn.. Jan. 1. The 1 amount sub--ribcl throughout the I state up to tiie present time for the; relief of the evrlfquake sufferers is! approximately 1.5'i't. '.Many suhscrip-! tionii which have not b.-en announced j and the collections in the Catholic I churches next Sunday will increase the j above amount materially. ; Massachusetts $74,702. Boston. Jan. 1. Massachusetts funds for the reli'-f of stricken Italv tonight totalled JT4.702. Of tlii X 1 .'.S3!) has been collected by the Red Cross. $100,000 or' More from Chicago. Chicago, Jan. J. With $!o,ood al ready raised. Chicagoars who were working lor the relief of the earth quake sufferers in Italy arc confident that by Sunday S 1 0 1 . o o or more will )iilVP u made available for the re- jj(,t Athens Votes $30,000. Alliens, Jan. 1. Tiie chamber of deputies tnrav voted $30.inlu towards the relief of the Italian earthquake suf- ferers. The (ai.iic.t decided to send a warsulp and a transport with provis ions to the stricken zone. I Appeal to Ancient Order of Hibernians. I l-iosicn. Jan. 1. An appeal to the two hundred tin usainl members in the I Vnit. d Plates and Canada, of the An : i lent Ordur of Hibernians: for con j tribntions to the relief fund was is i :ue( today by National President Jlat i th-w ('illumines of this city. .Mr. Cum- tilings also sent a leloeram of svmpa I thy to Morisisnor Fnloonio. theapos . tolie d"lea;ite at WashhiBton. and noti- lied him that the" national officers of ! the ord'-r had contributed Jl.Oon from tne national fund for earthquake ro. lief. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT PLANNING HOW BE3T TO AID. Expects to Send Message to Congress , Next Monday. Washington. Jan. L Instead of tak ing a day's vacation tomorrow, as hail been planned originallv, PresiiHen; Roosevelt will remain at his office 10 corsid.r how best the naticn tna;-sb iv, in a. substantial way its sympathy with the Italian people in their great hour of need and distress. As an outcome of the day the president hopes to he able X-y formulate a message to con gress to be laid before that body whui it convenes Monday " recommend;!. z specific action on the part or this na tion. The pre.-idcTit hn asked Sneri r Hale, actio'-' chairman of the .'ommi't nn approoriations and chairman of th3 committee on naval affi-ir, to discuss the in. it. or with him tomorrow. S'-vota! person'--, believed to have been in the earthquake zone in Italv. re garding whom information was asked, are reported safe In despatches re ceived at the state department today. James Wood of Mount Kico, X. T., reported that he had a telegram from MiiS Ka'.herine Duvis of that place, whose whereabouts are no, s.sted. but who calls for money to aid the suffer ers. (i. C. He hart of Elizabeth. X. J . re ported that Miss .Maj'y Sherman of Kiiziibeth is safe. Regarding William If. Bishop. co. 3t Palermo, the slate department is of tho ooinion that he ought to be there. How ever, no information has- been re- I celvej, from him. j A uec-pa-t.-fi fro-n Connil (Jala a: Multa, aays he baa uu datalii regarrl tng th denructisn. ty ths eajthiiuaJ:6 in M"eiima. Stonington. The O. .A. R. plotin:: arrangements for ill ot. -a nee o-f Lincoln dnv. 1in. T!,, r ;- t hold ,t Is com- prop-r Feh. 1. ps 1 rlil ic pubHc meetlri In the opera hu?e- Cabled Paragraphs. AVarsaw, Jan. 1. Four men were Jiiilcd and three wounded today in an encounter between Polish socialist. and nationalists. The police did noi interfere. Cebu, Island of Oebu, Philippines, Jan. 1. A major portion of the Chi nese quarter of this city nad part of the foreign business district have been burned. Thj loss is estimated at tiV, Ufli). 'onsid'-rable insuram e was car ried, but exclusively in British com panies. " London, Jan. 1. Lord Knollys. pri vate secretary to King Kcwtird. iias denied in a desnatc h from tSandrinK ham that there Is any truth in the an nouncement made by th Daily Mail today that King- Kdward and Queen Alexandra, had abandoned! all idea of visiting Berlin 4u the spring'. - Yekaterinoslav. Russia. Jan. 1. The military court today pronounced forty one death sentences, of which nine were for recent crimes. Thirty-two of the condemned men were strikers in the railroad troubles of October. 190T,. In addition to the death sentences. 12 xrrikers were condemned to penal servitude for lif forty-eight to lesser terms of exile and thirty-nine were acquitted. UNANIMOUS VOTE OF THANKS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE For Sympathy and Aid in Behalf of the Sufferers. Xew York. Jan. . A general relief committee to take charge of all sub scriptions for the earthquake sufferers contributed by the tTtilians of Xew York was organized today at a. largely attended meeting: of representative Italian citizens. I'onsul General Itay boudi Jlassiglia was elected president of the organization, which was desig nated as the Italian central relief com mittee. Sub-comtnitmes ta tiitsli the work" of relief were appointed and it was or- uere, i tnat ioii.u'm appeals lor am no made to business men throughout tile ( jv - 8, ti(,n of t.llsu, ).ner.,, MassiRliii exery iierson nrosent tit the meeting- arose and joined in passing a uiiammocs vole of thanks to the Amer ican pt ople and the ores.s of the 1 'tilt ed Stab's for their sympathy and aid in beh alf of the victims of the disas ter. These resolutions were ordered telegliapoed to President Roosevelt for tile people unt to .Melville I-l. Stone for the press: "To Theodore Roosevelt. President of the rnit'-d 'States. AVa-:i!ngton. 7.X ('.: "The Italian central relief commit tee, deepi touched by the spontane ous and general manifestation of sym pathy and human, solidarity shown by tiie great American people in the ap palling catastrophe which has overtak en Italy, interpreting the sentiments of all Italian'-, tin ier to yoc. and through you to the American nation. tiie expressior of everlastins prat.tude. (Signed) ".MASSIOLTA. President." "Hon. Melville (:. Stone, (ieiieral .Man atr r The Associated Press. New York: - ' . -"The Italian centraJ relief commit tee, highly aapreeiatiVg -the humani tarian service rendered bv the Ameri can press in the appailing calamity which has befallen jta.lv. begs to ten der the expression of its deepest grati tude. (Signed i ".M.-VSM'T-LrA. President." PUT INTO SAVANNAH RIVER WITH HER CARGO ON FIRE. New Freight and Passenger Steamer Texas May Be Total Loss. '-vaunah. fin,, Jan. 1. With lir? ing thiouEh her e.'irgo n" pjp" and carbides, the new freight and passen ger steamship Texas. Captain Heder son. bmnul (rem Christiann, Norway, to Havana. Jim into tjie Snvaiinnh river toil.tJi-. and lliroughout the day chemical enines froin the Savannah tire depart ment and tire tu?s fought to save tne vessel .from a total locs. If is stated that the lire cannot be gotten under control for many hours, if at all. The loss already is estimated at $10,000. DIED IN CHURCH PEW. Aged New York Broker Had Just Fin ished Interesting Remarks. I New York. Jan. 1. Thomas Fer I kins. Hit years old. a member of the ! Xew York cotton exchange, died stid ' denly today ill his pew in the First ! prrsbyieriau church. Brooklyn, just after making a speech at the New j Year's service. Cor half an hour the aged broker ! had .spoken entertainingly aud feel ! ingly on interesting topics of the day. i When he snt down in his pew his htad ; sank forward on his chest, his eyes closed and hefore anyone could reach him lie was dead. : Mr. Perkins had a large acquaint ance )n Wali street. WEST VIRGINIA VOLCANO. The Air Strong With Sulphur Funfies Inhabitants Anxious. I Pvii hriond. a.. Jan I. - Great a 11 x -i i"ty is being felt by the inhabitants of ! Green Bank, a small town just across Ihe border in West Virginia, over the steadily increasing appearance of a burning crater of seemingly volcanic nature on the sid15: of a. neiehborinsr mountain. F'lame.s are distinctly visible at in tervals, accompanied by rumbling noises as from internal disturbances. The air hi the vicinity is strong with sulphur fumes. ATE STRYCHNINE PILLS. Four Year Old Torrington Boy Took Them for Candy. ToningLon, Conn.. Jan. 1. Jacob T nke. four years old. on of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lake, died af l.is luroe here to,, it- t as C e result of eating strych nine pills. The child's mother left the hoy in charge of his two sisters to nisjl.t whib- she went tj the drug sior- an 1 In !:er a. "-erne h' v.ent to a sew ing machine drawer and found a box of strychnine nills. Thinking the pi'ln were candy, he ate five of them and died a few hours afterwards in great agony. Lost $14,000 Pearl Necklace. New Tork. Jan. 1. Six detectivis today are looking for the drivers of several cabs in which 31 rs. George IX S. Heiiiten of 50 Central Pti'K West made trips in the shopping district yesterday, when sin- lost a pearl neck lace valued at $14.fhi0. Mrs. Hemten aid not miss it until afler returning home. She has offered $2,009 reward for the return of the jewel. Murder and Suicide. LlilUi ' .N, J, JIi. 1. Alea.iiJei Cobn, th- 701114 man trho last night thoi and killed Rose- v's.Krir. an IS yeer old girl, who had refused ti mar ry him. and i3:er aitamptad solcide by ptiiting a iiiill'M in his be.-,d and then throum hinteeif m from if a Irai'i. lied in t i--" "ii"ral ieiwdt4l here imlav of his lnjunp. He was T3 jrs l l. Former Banker Pearsall Dead PROMINENT FIGURE IN SOCIAL AND CLUB LIFE. WAS BROKER FOR JAY COULD And for Years Occupied Foremost Po sition in New York Financial Circles He Was Seventy Years Old., Fairfield, Conn.. Jan. 1. Thomas W Tearsall. an aged former banker of Xew York, whose residence is in Black Rock, died today in Washington. 1. C. of valvular disease of the heart. He wus seventy years old and for many years occupied a prominent po sition in the. financial circles of Xew York. He had acted as broker for Jay Gould and Cyrus Y. Field He left here six weeks ago. intend ing to spend the winter in AtiKUsta, (la., and to meet President-elect Taft. He arrived in Washington, but on ac count of bis condition could proceed no further, and went to tiie home of his son, Paul Spofford Pearsall, who is a son-in-law of Admiral Hi' h borne, , Of Quaker Parentage. .Mr. Pearsall was born in Xew York of Quaker parentage. He was mar ried to Mi:--s Spofford, daughter of the late W. H Spofford. of the firm of S; oft'ord, Tilson. Teleste & "o.. ow n ers of a large line of sailing vessels. He was a veteran of tin- Seventh rsiinent, 's'ew York volunteers, and served in the engineer corps through out the war.i He was it member of VIEW OF MESSINA the Union club, the Fnion League eHiii. Metropolitan Musi-inn of Art. ! Academy of Design, ..mcrichn Geo- graphical society, and the Automobile ' club of America. 1 j Magnificent Summer Home at Black i Rock. . I Mr. Pearsall was a stock broker in i tile leading financial circles of Xew j York from the time he attained his I majority up to about twelve years ago j when he retired He was for many j jears one of the firm of (Jeorge Scott; & Co. and later continued in business as Thomas W. Pearsall. His offices in the Mills bi'ilding were among the most extensive in Xew Y'ork, and he ! had as clients many of the big men in Wall street. About 2:i vears ago he built the magnificent home on i iro- j vers hill, the promontory of Bla.ck Rock, when be spent his summers. He also spent "considerable lime in Lakewood, X. J., and with his son in Washington, being a prominent figure in tht social aud club life of Wash ington amr Xew York for many years. COBALT HAS $3,000 FIRE. j Connecticut- Town Excited on First j Day of New Year. I'obalt, Conn., Jan. 1. Fire, starting, it is- believed, in the apartments of Jens Jensen, over the grocery and general store conducted oy him on the first floor of a nibbling owned by Ihe John Carrier estate, this afternoon, practically gutted the building and, communicating to the house next to :t. destroyed thai. The latter d'welling was ocr-iinied by Mrs. John Carrier and her two daughters. Jensen was unable to save hut little of bis house hold goods, although he managed 10 get out some of his stock from the store. Neighbors assisted the Carrier family in saving a. large part of their furnishings. The cause of the fire is not known. The loss, it is said, will ns between Jl',300 and .ROOn. Charged With Being .Short in His Ac counts. New Rochelle. X. Y'., Jan. 1. Charg ed with being $2,600 short in his ac counts, George Wisliam. for three "rears station aerent tor the Xew York. Xew 1 Haver, and Hartford rallrcad at Lard.- ; mont. is locked up in the county-1ail I at White Plains in default of n.odO bail. Death of Congressman laiilett. New York. Jan. 1. Representative C. W. Gillett of Addison. X. T.. is dead here at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C M. Wales, whom he was visiting. Mr. Gillett's death occurred suddenly yesterday and was due to heart dis ease. He was 6! years old. Repre sentative Gillet was a republican and was elected from the Thirty-third con gressional district twelve times. He was born in Addison, X. T. Harvard Hebrew Professor Resigns. Catmbrldge. Mass.. Jan. 1 The res ignation of Crawford Howell Toy. A. At., LL.I.. Hancock professor of He brew and other Oriental languages at Harvard university. was announced today. Professor Toy has been con nected with Harvard university since 1S80 The resignaiic.il will Take effect Pspiilar Sou til rn Authorasa Dad, New Orlnanj. La., Jan. 1. Itcef Kvelyn Moore . Davis, the popular I southern authoress and wife of Majjr j Thomas K.lwnrd I.Mvis editor of th Picayune, died here today. ' Ir - ... ..: ... . , . . f. ' .. :.: rt""' " 'r- "'' ' i- -'V - --'' "t" .,''... -".. ' j a '!a,.lMw&8diBMMMBtMn'i leu w r ' hlMBjMtafcuam -miiii i i n I t New Tear's Day At White House PRESIDENT RECEIVED OVER SIX THOUSAND GUESTS. EVERYBODY WAS WELCOME Every Land and Every State and Ter ritory Represented Absence of For mality at Annual Function. Washington, Jan. 1. President Roosevelt and over six thousand peo ple, representing every land and ev ery state and territory in the union, today exchanged happy Xew Tear's greet inns at the White house. For three aud a half hours the president stood receiving his guests and when the reception was ended last year's record of attendance had been broken by over 700. Many men and women disting-uisbed in tjie official and so cial life of Washington were present Unprecedented Number of Small Chil dren. The brilliant court dress of mem bers of the diplomatic corps cave a i picturesque; aspect to the annual t'tiiic i tion. which throughout was marked by I an absence of formality. The num I her of small children who were ! brought by their parents to shake hands with the president was unpre cedented. Fine Weather Prevailed. The weather was cool and bracing, and the thousands of people who as sembled to greet the president and .Mrs. Rocsevelt showed the utmost CITY, DESTROYED BY EARTHQUAKE, good nature during their long wait in the White House grounds before they gained admission to I he mansion. There was less haste than is usual ill urging the callers along the line of march and past the receiving party. Contrary to the custom of recent years .Mrs. Roosevelt and the la-lies of the cabinet . remained in the Re. roctti throughout the function. Receptions Elsewhere There were receptions also at the home of Vice President Fairnanks. Speaker Cannon, the members f the cabinet and tit hundreds of private homes and institutions there were'viw- eeptions and other social functions. Business Suspended. The dosing of nil ihe no erimieiit departments and local business con cerns oiiu,, leo i noie,a I in 01 omi la is and enij.ho-os to brating tiie day, Presiti-nt Ip'osi at the White hot:, country hursebaek participate -in :-le- i e i t. a , took ride. ter reci a long i ivmg ross- FARMER PICKED UP FROM THE ROADSIDE. Young Son of Wounded Man Tells . Strange Story of Affair. Leicester. Mass.. Jan. 1. The body of Wiiiiam O'Donnell. 40 years of age. a farni'-- of this lowu, was picked up from , tiie ri adside today bv neighbors who had been gufded there fay O'Dou nc'l's 5i year old son. William. A wound in the temple led to an investigation and the arrest of Humphrey and Den nis Gearin. fellow townsmen. with whom, according lo th" neighbors. O'Donnell had had several quarrels. The police could obtain little infor- i ination from the Gearins today, as botlt are alleged to have been drinking heav ily. Humphrey Gearin, however, claim ed that he found the child sitting by his father's side last night, and think ing that the father tras drunk, he took the child to the house of Benjamin Barclay, not tar off. The little boy de clares that Guerin took him away from his father and locked him up in Bar clay's house, from which he escaped am! ran home this morning. On the way home he saw the body of his father, and then aroused the neigh bors. O'Donnell went to Spencer yesterday, taking the boy with him. In the even ing he was seen with Humphrey Gear- In in a barroom. After that he disap 1 peared. Medical Examiner Baker per i formed an autopsy today and announc i ed that the wound on the forehead was ; not sufficient to have caused death, but that It probably rendered O'Donnell unconscious and death was due to ex posure. The state police discovered what was apparently aTrail of blood leading from the place where the body was found through a pasture to a camp occupied by Dennis Geariii. who is a woodehopper. There were traces of a struggle. Caught Beneath Falling Bricks fro.n Collapsing Chimney. Waterbury, Conn., Jan. 1. Kiev r Jackson, a brasinr, and ataniuel Ed motids.. a teamster, were caught be neath a pile of falling bricks resulting from the eolhne of an eighty foot rjiisoury chimney at the Chase rclllng m;il plant tit 4.40 p. in. today. Bach re ceived ever injuries auc the head end boiy, but are not dar-terouity hurt. Sveral hundrtd workmen wrar? em ployed in ,'he works-at the time of the collapse. The company's ti eory in Cat the.eanh iienea'tll tlie fivind Itlon H tfed and ruert tl collrv. Condensed Telegrams Mrs. Pauline Gumpert hanged herself in Bcllevue hospital. The United State.: produced :o (:::.. 7U0 gold and ?37,iS!i.'7t)0 silver in 1!0T. Robert N. Ritchie Was shot by a chum in a mock duel at a merry house party at Oakland. Oal. ' Because John Marshbanks was pro fane in his honsV at Catoosa, i ikta.. his brother. I.ee, killed him. i The Chicago Law and Order League Is hunting evidence of women gamhling in various halls iilwiiit'the city. Professor' Stevenson of New York university declared that the .iisaster in Italv was the greatest in history. Senator Hale stated in Washington that the inquiry into the secret service would be scaring und thorough. Owing to Improved Conditions fewer changes in Wall stref t linns were an nounced tlian in the beginning of VMS. William McFadden. 14. shot and mor tally wounded Joseph Cross. IS. while playing "burglar" in the former's In. me. Six Days Work by Doctors at Rome, Ga.. havo failed to awaken .Mr. I.U Hall, who went to sleep on Christinas day. V After Being Saved a Week Ago, Hal Mclane. ." vears old. managed to kiil himself at firceley. Cel., by drinking chloroform.- Heavy Snow has tied up all North ern Pacific traffic between St. Paul and Winnipeg, snow jilows and locumo tives being stalled. v ) ins f an-Ari ericar scientific enn i greys, in session at Santiago do Chill. approved a resolution de; iaring tiiat . united action bv the American repub l lies w'as necessary in order to secure AND ITS HARBOR. teiognition tinder the pew and progres sive principles of international law. Plans Were Filed for the Erection of a nineteen spny hotel in Park avenue, between SUil- and streets New- York, t cost $ i',iiiiii.ei-iu Two Unkncwn Persons Were Hurt li-:i the Canadian P.icilb- Transcon tinental wesL hound express was ditch ed near Cull 1-ake, Sask. Commissioner Bingham declared he has 40 "woi-. hJess" captains, and not even two in all his mi (it to U- promot ed to the rank of inspector. j The Thermometer Thursday went to i .10 below in Siichalchewan. 2- at K 1 ' uonton and .VI below at I'algiry. with j colder weather in prospect. Alarmed by the Increasing Invasion 1 of Chinese in trie northern and Uesie- n I parts of Australia, th,.- pn'-lin n nt has puspeii a stringent siowaway law. Health Commissioner Darlington laid off lim medical S'hooi inspectors and j lio nurses t.ecause the a poropriatloii to . pay liw-ir salaries had been expended. It Was Learned at Washington that the tnrthi ytiil ug treasury statement i would show a d.-th it of $;!. L'tN.-n;.". f,c 1 the rirst six months of the cm rem year. A Merrymaking PrtVrit: Lexington. Ky.. w.-js in:.er'-u;td i.v a m siei ions pistol shot 1-I t' ll 1-clied Mrs. .Vill i Major. ih-ie be.ng 110 dew to her shi;. - IT. Reaublican Leaders gathered in Al bany bitterly protested against Gov ernor Hughes' plan for a dir. t prima -ties 'aw. and promised bitter imposi tion to a drasiie measure. Witnesses in the Investigation into the management 0 the 11 nr park testified squirrels had been caught and clams ai d mushrooms gathered by em ployes ol Commission--!- Beri'y. The Books and Securities of the AVasliingtoii Life Insurance company were taken from their offices ;lt mid night and shipped to Pittsburg with out notice to the Xew York authori ties. Justice Spielberg ordered an inves tigation of a scheme whereby Xew York city is defrauded out of $2 fees for summonses in suits of assignees to rolled physicians' and lawyers' ac counts. Historic Guidon Presented to Govern or Guild. Boston, Jan. 1. The tattered rem nants of the guidon of H troop of the Fourth cavalry. Massachusetts volun teer militia, which was the first na tional color to be displayed in Rich mond after its surrender, was pre sented to Governor Guild today by Col. A. A. Rand in behalf of Major A. F. Raf and other officers of the regiment. It was later hung on the walls of the old senate chamber in tiie state bouse, beside the musket of the Cpueord fight, the Hessian drum, the Baltimore drum and the oirand head quarters flag. Cat Show at Madison Square Garden, Xew lock, Jan. i.--Jock of L1. oreal:, a ahicied silvar -felina oKrnad ty His. E. B. Crldler of Dtsiirri", X. i" , u today awards i th champloa$hif of this year's cat show at Mad. son tiliire Garden. Second place went 10 'aroline," a short ; ha ired cat or.-i...l by Mrs. C. H. Jones f Rochester. SCAR FACED MAN" IS LOCKED UP New York Police Authorities had been Looking for Him for Weeks. FORMER PATROLMAN CAGED AT LAST He Impersonated a Detective and Made Unauthorized Arrests--Wore- Police ' Badge No. 3604 Thursday Night He Looted the Po! ice Station in Criminal Courts Luilding and Stole Officers' Revolvers. Xew Tork. Jan. l.-In the arrest to night of William I'elaney, a former patrolman, the poli, e beliey, th, have not only captured the man who last night broke Into and looted the police station in the crimiial courts building, hut have under look and key tne "scar-faced man" they have b-eii seeking for nearly a niotitii on tile charge) ul impersonating an officer und making uiiatn hori.cd arrests. All Scar-faced Cops Lined Up. On December N. a prisoner was un lawfully lodged in a siatioii house by a man iinpersouaLiux a detective. The impersonator bad a scar on his right cheek and marly :ii police oflbers with scars on their faces have ap NEW YORK'S NEW YEAR'S DAY. "Open House'' Was the Order in the Metropolis. Xew York. Jan. I. - Although X'.'W Yolk held its real X.-w Year's cele bration last night, and m the early hours of this morning w hen jubiiat ion nvi'i' the advent of liics was ellted in a record hreaking rim of noise and revelry. Xew Year's day proper was not wanting 'in features to niarU it as a holiday .hat the cty still oherves with functions of a oictrnotej. distinct from those from " any other of the year's feast". While the old-fashioned custom of "paxicg calls" has practical!.,- died on. in .)-'iet of all grades, "open house" is slid largely the order with the clubs and many other or g;iiii:'.a:ioj:s which have --houses, of their own. to which their friends may lie v eh'onid. Cnlli.e i "iristinas the Xew Real's iia is n ga'a day with the the aters, and capa. it.' auiheucea were the rule in playhouse a!! over the city. The da Wilmssed the oiu-n-ing of the Hutomnnile .show and nu merous spurting ev.-i'ts. indoors and out. "Hie of the oi-ra niza t ions to kep open bouse from noon to midnight was j the National Democratic clu Rich- j ard I'roker was at the club nearly all da. and numerous denioc-ats of local i iiial national pi oc ile in e dropped in to .pay th. ir resp-cis. It was an- j tioiim-ed at tie- in i. fact Mr. 'r"hd' bad been hoi, or-d ,i:h :,n . l.-ci oii I i life nieni.er--lip in th- Arin-..- Bur gesses' corps of Alhai:-. an "igan fzati in similar ! til" M!d Guard of ,i. Vol-'; ;iii He An- i.-l'ls and lloo ora'.l!. s "I l-'otoi. Ple-M-nt Roose velt. Admiral D'-wey and K'inu Kd war.l aii" among 111" nanue on the corps' sbnrt list of hoi or.-i rl-s." CONDUCTOR H. B. FORD KILLED. Caught Between a Gang Plank and a Freight Csr. I i. i. .11 villi-. Conn., .lac. I. I lenrv l' Ford, n't eu:s o'd. a freight conduc tor on tin- ., w li.ir .ord inai.eb of tn. Xoi-tiianiuton division of the .New Ha ven road, wus caught iietw.-'M a uan plank ai d a freight car here t ..lay. re-n-ii"g injuries t'roi.i tin- .-n'.-. is of , hi- I: he died shortly a .'t --rv. a i ds Ford w.'is standing b. side In- ccr when th" train was viari.d. the gai plank striking him in t he -k. crush- in ft I ft . .ir 3 1. it jfcs,.-r- w MESSINA 200 KILLED IN ing hint against the car, fracturing his skull. Ford was formerly a passenger con ductor on the Air line and -was to have returned to that division in a few days. The body will taken to Wil limantic. . Italian Prince Making Tour of the World. San Francisco. Jan. l.Aiimng iln pai.?ngers on the steamer Siberia, which arriv. d from the orient todav. was Prime Kostigliesi of Itaiy. who is making a tour of the world. He was almost overcome when told of tin great arthu.iiake. Death of William H.- Harrn. canton. Conn . Jan. i. "vVni'ani ii. Karfi?. 7T, died at his r.orn.e,,her to day frotn paralysis Mr. Harris Jcr merly resided in Killlr.g worth and res resented that tuwn In the general us semhl In Ins. aud also s. i v.-d Ihe to.in as selectman. He saa. peared at headquarters for scrutiny I recently in an effort to identify lilm j When arrested tonight, ielaney, a I scar-faced mult, had in his posses -I sinu. the poli.'o nay. bailee No. na4, which was ihe nuiiioei- of ilie shield : displayed ej the impersonator of 1'. - ; cellliler S. ' Police Revolvers All Stolen. I-ast night the ofli, er's revolvers and all their personal effects of value w.ie stolen from the , rimiual courts bulld I ins police station. Delaney's captors report that they found upon hita one I of th" stolen revolvers, and charge j him with having looted the place, i gaining iii-cess to aud egress from the I px-ke,- room by use of his police shield. FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE. Statement by Commissioner Averill af . Interest to State of Connecticut. Washington Depot , Conn.. Jan. 1. Commissioner of Domestic Animals H. ii. Averill announced tonight that be had recen ed fr.un .Secretary of Agrl- ulture James Wilson a noiice to the -He i that tiie or.ir pronlbitlng the hiptivm of iim.'. . xii'.tw similar fol der from the state of Xew York to otaer suites on account of the preva lence of th,. foot and mouth d.seiue had been so amended that it allowed the shipment of th : above commodities to other states from all counties ex-i-eptinr Mrle, Niagara, nrmis, Gen esee and .Monroe, stecretary Wilson's action was l.-H-ed on a report from R. A. I'ierson, commissioner of agrlcul ni: for the stsi- nt N'eiv York, to the eff -set ti.j.i in nisease bud appeared in no county in that stat. wit a the cr eep:. ,n of those above mentioned, for three week". Com .,i'ioner An rill also issued he following statement: "Pelleving that the Ihe.-tock Inter-e.-ts of the state of Connecticut wi.l in.it he in the least endangered there by. I hereby sio my consent to the free shinm.-ul of ha v. striw or shniVir fodder iiro fin-- stat.- from the state ..f New York, except tfotii iie counties, iiiinielv. l-li-ie. Nur-'ara. iirleans, Gene see a I'd .Won. iir." DEFENSE OPENS IN ERB CASE. Mrs. Erb Collaosed and Was Carried from Court Room. M . w eal a I'h ' iiodr t' 111 ' .li.i. I' i.. Jan. 1. The eoininnn iii i los, d in t'le ll'b case here this v :. The defense one,, , I ,y an 10 ,li.. I ,r- ouiliiiing Hi. eon- it 111--, c , r'.ie lieis.-l shot l'.-r t'e r. v, Id. lu :l dent baP- lis . i .' In oi h'-r-in-1 i w i-' death after a st -i ggle, in :-. if-. . nt'. use. during ii :ie w re.-i. l ii-" pisi..1 from 1dm. e- ,-ncouiii i!. weapon was acel- -S lb .-d. I. a '. leg -moke 111 the .:..' 'In- I -try m,. ;..il. Th" ie. i- iiji-.-d tu.il wIm-ii Mrs. P.eisr- d He r. vol " .-lie shot rapidly. In the smoke did not know how fa f was f''cj, l-'.rii. v. u o i-.-tr.ati d to- -1- his iied -oein. i ,-; in: three rf i.:ili..i.: Ii ! is body. TI"' jury wa( i ii-f 1 I i -1 "ill b li.o sought 1 "V w. , to -. al himself of Ids wif n.akiug 't uio-t li'ipieasa nt for he : . At A 'ryt) 2$ -. -. "V BARRACKS AT RIGHT. at Ib-d (aides when ho was uu. hit to bring charges timt would sustain di vctveproco. dings." Tiieir many alh ge.J irrels and llglits v ere repeater) verbal)' to the Jury. .Mrs. K:b co!lrip-ed .-.ml hri ..' be ra'iied froin the room hist before ad journment. Ib-r counsel snnounce.) Ihr.t sh. woulil be the f,tt witness to morrow morning. Reed-Hoeh Marriage. Top"ka. Ksii., Jan. 1. - The first w4 -ding . er.-iiion- e.-r pi-rfonucil tn th execui'ive man-don in 'J'opeUs took pla' today, when Miss Ann Hor-b. daugh ter or cjoveriior ll.i. li, whs nirttl in nitirriaa to James W Heed of I'iiaimr, kartnuake Shsska.in Aljiete. A.rs. AlfiJia, jar.. 1-W(. tnrtr.Q-j i; lacks were T,K ai tkia i tv tonight, but no rti wa Ihe uisliirhain ea C'tered a thiee niilillfe . .' - . , .