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VOL LI. NO. 3. NORWICH, CONN., MONDAY, JANUARY 4, .1909. PRICE TWO CENTS. I THE LILLEY CHARGES DISMISSED Judges Declare that the Corrupt Practices Act is Unconstitutional. MR. FOX DECIDES He Expressed Great Surprise at One Point in the Finding Judges Bennett and Robinson Decide that the Gua ranteed Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury is In violate The Election Court Invalid. , New Haven, Jan. 3. The Kox-Lillcy case was dismissed by Judges Robin ion and Bennett Saturday. Demurrer of counsel for Mr. Kox was overruled and the plea of abatement made by Mr. Ulley's counsel was sustained, and the corrupt practices act declared to be unconstitutional. The clerk of the superior court for New Haven county was designated as the court officer to receive all papers In the case. Right to Trial by Jury. The judges held that the right of trial by jury under the state consti tution is inviolate; therefore the act cannot clothe anybody with power to take away, through a finding, rights guaranteed by the constitution. The act, the judges gay. is commendable, but it fives a petitioner the right to draft fo Judges to hear a complaint. There might be ten petitioners, and this would make twenty judges en gaped in hearing complaints, and the lepul business would be at a stand still. The unconstitutionality of the act, however, is based upon the question of the right of jury trial. Fox Not to Appeal. Mr. pox's attorneys at once gave notice of an appeal to the supreme court of errors. This appeal is based upon the statute which provides that an appeal may be taken from the de cision of a judge. Loiter it was decided not to appeal. Tin- proceedings did not draw nrany spectators. The lawyers wore present on time, as soon as the judges took their scats, .Judge Kobinson annnijne inir the finding, handed copies of tlie opinion to Mr. Jessup and Mr. I!cy- Air. Fox said he had nothing to say, as i he matter would be passed upon by his lawyers. Mr. Jessup said that the opinion gave the reasons for the finding and until he had thoroughly gone through that he did not care to fv anything. He himself was a stranger in. a strange land, and as the linding was based upon a consti 'tutioual question wifli which he was familiar at this time he could not say upon what 'ground the appeal wn;M be bused. The aetioii would place Mr. Fox in the in.sitioii of knocking at the door of liie supreme court for a hearing. Lilley's Contention. On Thursday last, after receiving a co;'V of the memorandum of Mr. Fox's coui::-e!. Messrs. Burpee and Judson '" tiled a memorandum in reply. This was not read today as the pr--teedlnuii did not require it. The bur- den of this was that uncer the con stitution p'o iding for the creation of courts, a j irisdiciinii non-judicial can leu be added to that heretofore exer cised l,y the judicial department, of the sMio. That this cannot he done by lite l'-g,;..;;tive will has been decided by the supreme court in the Norwalk Mfect raiiwajs appeal, sixty-nine Con , nrct i, n . The act cannot impose upon tlie judges of tile superior court the pow-.1 ers sougtit to be imposed. - I la the Xor'.valk street railway de- i ion tile supreme court said: "Tito law under consideration, however, goes too l.ir. It involves a recognition by the court of a right to exercise flow ers plainly beyond tlie scope of that Judicial power conlided to it by the constitution. and to exercise these powers not as incident to some legiti ivatc judicial function, but in the first Instance independent of any purpose ex. '.( the mere execution of the pow ers. We cannot recognize such a right, because tlie recognition leads inevitu blv to the obliteration of any line of euaratum between the judicial and otIicr departments of government." Mr. Fox Surprised. T.ater when Mr. Fox's attention was called to that point in the finding of the judges which stated that there might be ten petitioners calling1 away twenty judges and bringing tlie judi cial machinery of the state to a stand still, iie expressed surprise -at this finding of the Judges in view of the HER CLOTHING CAUGHT FIRE. Meriden Woman Fatally Burned While Standing Near a Bonfire. Meriden, Conn.. Jan. 3. A tragedy dreadful in its details occurred here Saturday afternoon when Mrs. Waller Scull nf View street was fatally burn ed while standing near a. small bon fire in her yard and did at 10.30 in the evening after much suffering. Mrs Scull's husband to be in the attic when his wife's cries for help brought him to her side. He found her enveloped her flames and endeavored by every means to effectually extinguish the fire. Physician were called and upon ex amination they found that her entire Vintly was turned and only her hair and 'ace escaped the fa'al work of 'lie flames. Her agony and suffering were alleviated by the administration of opiat-s, bit, to the end she retained j consciousness. Her husband's hands I were budly burned and if is hoped tiiat amputation will not be necessary. Mrs. Seuil leaves three girls, aged 8 years, 4 years, and five months. Pre vious to her marriage her name was Miss Nellie Amniann and she was one r 13 children. ten of whom are now Head. The father and mother, who have had such an amount of trouble. a,re stiil living. U. S. Army Transport Seriously Dam aged in Collision. Francisco. Jan. 3. The United States army transport Thomas, which Is scheduled to sail for the Philippine Islands on Tuesday, was so seriously damaged in a collision with the coast ing steajner Brunswick today that the transport may be unable to make the voyage until repaired. Dsath of Father John of Cronstadt. St." Petersburg, Jan. .'!. Father John f Cronstadt died ytsterday. Tlie n.j-X'-.d priest lor some lime had bcru uf ; Xerliig from chronic dropsy. Father John -was torn November 30. After graduating from the St. Petersburg- seminary, he became a. priest of ths Andrew cliureh at CronsUdt, ' Y her his zeal drew about Lhini hosts of followers and attracted the atteu- y tinn of the emperor, who Constantly , iefrleivid him. NOT TO APPEAL experiences of the law in Canada and England. In those countries, he said, where tho law has been for a long time tinder test, particularly in Kng land, tnere has never been, so far as he knew, the slightest obstruction of the judicial machinery owing to the election court. He also called atten tion to the fact that in Canada and England such prominence and import ance were sven to the election courts that they took precedence of all other actions. This point of the import ance of the election court, he added, has been called attention to In Mr. Jes sup' s memordandum handed in to the judges last Wednesday. Decide Not to Appeal Statement Giv en Out After Conference. After a conference between George I. Fox and his counsel, Matthew A. Reynolds of New Haven and Henry W. Jessup of New York, the following statement was given out for publica tion: Mr. Fox, in behalf of a number of persons interested in the enactment of the corrupt practices act, and hence eager, and properly so, to see that it be enforced, presented a petition charg ing violations of that act by Hon. George L. IJll.-y and his political agent in the recent election. It was first necessary to satisfy a judge of the superior court (as Judge Bennett's opinion clearly intimates) "judiciously that the petition was brought in good faith, and that there was sufficient evidence in support of it to require in the interests of public justice that proceedings be commenc ed " This he did. nnd the machinery of the act was set in motion. l!ut. when he attended, ready to offer testimony t prove the changes, Mr. Lilley's coun sel attacked the constitutionality of the act. The two judges entertained argument on this question, and have decided that the act is invalid snd have dismissed the petition and abated the proceed ings without costs. i if course, many of the violations were provable by the very admissions contained in . the "statements" hied, and required merely to be pointed out in comparison with the explicit lan guage of tho act, others required tilt examination at length of numerous witness-s from various parts of the state so that the proceeding should it even yet proceed (in the event of a reversal by the supreme court of er rors) would be lengthy and costly, and with duo allowance for further appeal might nut t nd for months. A it i impossible therefore to end tlie inoulry in ti ne to guide the gen eral session. Mr. Pox has decided, with the concurrence (f his counsel, jiot to pro. ci'te any appeal. His ciinsel state frankly that tliey arc not converted by the two opinions liled. But. finee both judges by differ ing line of reason rtuch the same con clusion, after careful consideration. therefore, for all considerations above stated and since it is clear that enough has been developed to bring tho matter to the know ledge of the general assem bly, the act in the opinion of the two judges is defective and inoperative, his counsel advise Mr. Fox that his public duty has been fully discharged. Should tho law be reneatel or amended pend ing the appeal the proceeding might fail, and Mr. Fox be put to heavy exe pense for nothing. On the othpr hand, if this public act of great public Importance stands de clared ineffective and unconstitutional, it is not the duty of a private citizen, but that of the general assembly, to rectify it. A new act with clear, ex plicit, unequivocal provisions, and bv re.aon ireroef clearly constiVional. can i easily be drawn. That the charges made have not. been substantiated by 'testimony under oath is not the fault of Mr. F"ox. But lie does not feel im pelled, as the situation has now devel oped, to make further sacrifices where the public duty Is so clearly laid where it so appropriately belongs, on the leg islature, under whose own statute he acted and stood ready In good faith to proceed. NUMEROUS ARRESTS MADE. Vast Terrorist Plot Against Russian Imperial Family. London. Jan. 4. The Dally Mail's correspondent at St. Petersburg says that twenty arrests have been made, including several persons at tlie em? pemr's palace at Ts;,rsknye Scio, for alleged connection wiUi the bomb ex plosion in the Cafe Central iiiOfevsHy I'rospekt, In St. Petersburg, Saturday night. The bomb was left on a table by a man in the uniform of a student, and a waiter was killed and the cafe badly damaged by the explosion. The Daly Mail's correspondent says that the bomb outrage and the arrests were the out. ome of a vast terrorist plot against the imperial family. MONSIGNOR O'CONN ELL Appointed by the Vatican Auxiliary Bishop of San Francisco. j "Rome. Jan. 3. Monsignor Ijennis I O'i'onnell, rector f,f the Catholic uiii- versify at Washington, was today ap-l pointed auxiliary bishop of San Fran cisco. Tlie appointment, which might ' have been made by Archbishop Itior- ! dan of San Francisco, was done in-' stead by the A'atican. which wished to j l.ave it understood tlu auxiliary bish- ' upric later will bo transformed into I a coadjutorshiji with the right of suc cession. Arch'olshoo Ireland's infln- ' fnee contributed greatly to the decis ion of the Vatican. SAILED FOR BLUEFIELDS. S. Gunboat Dubuque Leaves Havana on Secret Mission. Havana, Jan. 3. The United States gunboat Dubuque sailed tod-ay on teie graphlc'instructions from the navy de partment, at Washington for EluefieliN Nh araKua. by way of Key West. WiiHo nothing usriicitii in known hero con cerning her mission, it is reported that rumored revolutionary activity m Cen tral America wa.3 responsible for th Older sending her to that territory. Toulon. Jan. 3. The .minister of marine has ordered the warships Jules Me, h.. et and Victor Hugo to Messina whh urp'I. Cabled Paragraphs Paris, Jan. 3. The French public subscriptions to the earthquake relief fund tonight total J93.40O. The Prince or .uonaco contributed $2,000. Lisbon, Jan. 3. The Portuguese cruis er Vasco De Gama left here todav for Messina. The theaters of this city are organizing benefit performances in aid of the victims of tho earthquake. Paris, Jan. 3. President Fallieres has received the following telegram from King Victor Emmanuel, dated at Messina: "I am profoundly moved bv this appalling spectacle. Nevertheless I wish to testify to the deep, gratitude with which my country and myself are filled for France's generous aid in our immense misfortune.' Calcutta. Jan. 3. The prohibition by the police, in deference to Hindu feel ings, of Mohammedan sacrifice of cows, led today to serious riots at Tit teghur. just outside Calcutta. Troops were summoned from Barraekpur to quell the trouble and were compelled to fire upon the rioters, several of whom were killed and sixty seriously injured. Two hundred arrests were made. Jl'DC.K DAXrETi THF.YV WRIGHT of the Tistrict of Columbia supreme court, who in one of the most scathing arraignments ever hoard in the couris of the District of Columbia adjudged Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell and Frank Morrison, all officers of the American Federation of Tibor, guilty of costempt for violation of the in junction in the Hacks Stove and Rang? company case, and sentenced them co SKATING IS FINE AT MOHEGAN PARK. Several Hundred Enjoy the Sport on the Lake Daily. Saturday afternoon and evening and also on Sunday the lake in Mohegan paik was a point of attraction for many skaters, and sevcr;,l hundred found tho skating there the best 1 hat has 'been enjoyed this winter. The. lake was frozen solid from end to end without any breaks to scare tlie timid and the surface w as remarkably good and f re. from roughness or sticks and stones. Severed automobile parties brought up skaters. Superintendent John Duff surprised many of the Norwich people by intro ducing the English game of curling, having laid out a rink over p.t the east end of the dam. where there is a shel tered spot in a hollow of the shore. To many this ice sport was something iip v and they watched with considerable curiosity as the players slid the "curl ing stones" from end to end of the rir.Ic. The superintendent is anxious to get tlie game well started and is glad to have anyone play that desires to do :o. If conditions warrant he said Saturday that he would lay out more rinks, as there is plenty of room for all who want to play hockey, snap the whi;, skate straightaway, do fancy skating or learn the curling game. In the absence of the regular curlln? stones, which are made out of granite. Superintendent Duff has fashioned some out of chestnut by sawing ud a chestnut trie crosswise and fitting handles to the pieces. The game is played on a rink 100 feet long. At each end there are concentric rings drawn on the ice, making something like a target, and the object is to roll tlie stones from one end of the rink to the other, making them land inside the rings. Points are counted accord ing to what ring the stone stops in. When real experts get at it they have "sweeps" or brooms, with which they can brush snow into the path to stop their curliner stones or brush 'it out f the way if they want to stones to slide farther, and much of the interest of the game can depend upon the right way these sweeps are managed. At the invitation of the superinten dent, a number tried their hands at the game Saturday and all who want to, he says, are welcome to the use of the curling stones, lie also has a log fire burning in the fireplace in the pavilion, so that skaters can pet warmed up if they find it is too cold after a few cir cuits on the ice. SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFICERS Selected at the Broadway Congrega tional and Universalist Churches. On Sunday at the session of the Broadway Sunday school the report of the nominating committee appointed recently was accepted, and those na' ed were elected as the officers of the school for the ensuing year. The school nominates their superintendent, which office is filled by the church, but inas much as the choo''s nomination is usually regard"d. Herbert W. 'ary. the present incumbent, will undoubtedly re tain the office another year, having been a conscientious ami painstaking official, and was unanhnousl v nominat ed. The officers se'ected were: Assistant 1 superintendent, jirroerr v, . f.amip: j through None of the British Dread secretary and treasurer, Charles I. nought tvpes have made this vovage. Smith: assistant secretary, Edward O. : The canal, which orieinallv provided Andrews' lihriiriTi. T7 T.eais Yrvunp" ' assistant l'hrarian, Osten Ferguson; director of sinking. Frederick W. Les ter; assistant director, Walter F. Les ter. At the L'nivjfjsalist school the fol lowing have beM re-elected: Superin tendent. Rdwih A. Tracy; secretary, Jessie K. 'Hill; treasurer, George A. Keppler; director of singing. Marga ret Stevens; librarian. S. H. Mead; as sistant librarian. S. W. Armstrong. The executive committee of last year was re-elected. The report of the Cradle Roll was read by the secretary pro tern.. Rev. J. F. Cobb. Chauncey R. AYoodworth declined- a re-election as assistant suptrititendeiit, and Hie office was not tilled. To Reimburse Reliance Company. Among the matters to come before the next general assembly will be a letition which has already been til. I asking that the town of Norwich be given pewr to pay to the Reliance Worsted comianjr J3,,noo, Battleship Fleet Enters Suez Canal ARRIVED AT ENTRANCE TWO ' DAYS AHEAD OF TIME. CLEAR ROAD THROUGH THE CANAL First "Line of the Fleet Entered the Canal at Six This Morning Will Coal at Port Said. Suez, Jan. 3. The United States At lantic battleship fleet finished two days ahead of its scheduled time the next to the longest run ol its world-girdling cruise by arriving here this morning from Colombo. The distance is 3,440 knots. The fleet sailed from Colombo Drx. "0. The lo-s of a seaman from the battleship Illi nois, who fell overboard and was drowned, as previously reported, was the only accident to mar the voyage from Colombo. An Enthusiastic Welcome. The arrav of battleships was an im pressive sight. The weather was splen did ami the bay was crowded with launches and sailing craft, tlie occu pants of which enthusiastically wel comed the ships, which despite their Ion gtrip looked as smart and trim as tnough they had turned out for a naval review. All tlie vessels were in firi-.t rate fighting condition. Authorities Board the Flaqship. When the fleet had come to anchor the Kgyptian and canal authorities w ent aboard the fl ;ighip a id welcomed Rear Admiral Sperry. who expressed himself as well satisfied with the re sults of the cruise from Colombo. Ho regretted that he was compelled to cur tail his stay in Kgypt, but hoped that at some future time an opportunity would he given him to visit Cairo. Tlu admiral spoke of the Australasian visit of tiie fleet as the special feature of the trip. Universal regret is expressed by the people that the visit of the battleships will be so brief. It had been expecW that a representative officer would visit Cairo and be presented to the khedive on the announcement of his accession . to the throne. Jan. IS. Excursion to Cairo. A contingent of five hundred oncers and men left by special train for Cairo at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The converted cruiser Yankton en tered the canal at 2 o'clock this after, noon and the snr ply shin Culgoa prob ablv will Jass in tonight. The former has" a' number of doctors aboard and the latter a large supply of provisions am! stores. Hoth are going to Messina at full speed. Fleet Will Have Rght of Way. All arrangements re made by wireless for the ships to pass through the tsnal as quickly as possible and to coal at Port Said, where 25.000 tons have heen ordered for them. The canal authorities hr.yo made spe cial arrangem.'nts for all the battle ships to have a clear run through the canal, and they thertfors will not stop at an.y of the numerous stations where ships usually lie tip to permit tlie pas sage of vessels which ordinarily have the right of way. How the Ships Entered the Canal. The battleships are moored in three lines. Tne Connecticut, the Vermont, the Kansas and the Minnesota will enter the canal at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning and are due at Port Said at 10 o'clock Monday night. The second group, consisting of the Louisiana, the Kentucky, the Ohio., the Missouri and the Virginia, will enter Tuesday, and the third line, composed of the Wis consin, the Kearsarge, the New Jersey, the Rhode Island, the Georgia and the Nebraska, will start Wednesday. At Port Said coal w ill be taken on board tlie liattlships by their crews. Supplies Available for Earthquake Sufferers. Rear Admiral Sperry said that lie had supplies available for distribu tion to the Italian earthquake suffer ers as follows: Beverages 50,000: bread 690.000 pounds; cereals 80,000 pounds: fruits 90,000 pounds: fresh meat. 90.000 rounds: other meats 100.- 000 pounds: vegetables, canned. 80.000 pounds: milk 50.000 pounds, and also numerous other items. The Culgoa will distribute these pro visions and is due at Messina Jan uary S and 9. New Test of the Canal's Capacity. The American fleet is the most pow erful to pass through the Suez canal and will be a new test of the capacity of the great artificial water route. Great Britain often has sent strong squadrons to the cast along this road, but none has been more than one-half as large as the American circumnavi gators of the globe. A New Phenomenon in European Af fairs. The presetwe of this great force in the Mediterranean has been the object of curious theoretical studies by F.u ropean admiralties. A member of the staff of the intelligence office of the British admiralty called attention to the fact that some weeks ago when war in the Balkans was under discus sion that the United States would have a force In the eastern Mediterranean in January holding the balance of power In the event of naval Kurope being divided a force capable of dci tating a settlement. Although this may appear a fanciful suggestion, the j presence of this enormous fleet is a ' new phenomenon in European affairs, j and is taken into account In expert discussions as having future possibil , Itfes. ' Passage Safe Even for Ships of the j Connecticut Class. j The passage of the canal Is regarded as a safe one even for sixteen thou i sand ton vessels such as the Connec I ticut class, which will be the heavi est fighting ships that ever have gone for vessels of draughts of 24 feet 7 inches, has been deepened to some what more than 28 feet. Vessels of the Connecticut class require 26 feet 9 inches. When the present plans are executed the canal will have 31 feet depth over a floor of ten feet. The width is ample. The Dewey drydock, 135 feet wide, got through with only two feet In breadth to spare at one bad spot. The Dewey was the widest craft ever Taken through the canal and the Connecticut classes will be a precedent so far as draught is con cerned. Speed Limited to Six Miles an Hour. The canal is eighty-seven miles long, sixty-six mile baliig through dry land and twenty-one through the Menzalsb Baiieh, Timsan and the Bitter laKes! Ships ga through under their own steam. The speed through the canal is limited lo six miles an hour. By using electric lights many pessels no pass through at night. The canal runs free from sea to with a slight ebh Mini flow of the tidse.'foHowing iouih Received Box Poisoned Candy ARSENIC FOUND IN TOP LAYER OF CHOCOLATES. FORTUNE TELLER WARNED WOMAN Mrs. George M. Webb of Pautuxet, R. U Puts. Case in Hands of Police Ns Clue. AVarwick, R. I., Jan. 3. The sender of a box of poisoned candy received by Mrs. Ceorge JM. Webb, wife of a publisher of Fawtuxet. on New Year's eve. is being sought by the police. Mrs. Webb did not eat of the cand and did not allow any members of the fam ily to touch it, because she says she had been warned by a fortune teller re-' cently to beware of "a woman who had designs on her life and was plan ning to wreck her home." The chocolates wsre submitted to Oenrge E. Perkins, a chemist, who ana lyzed two of those at the top of the box, and found that each contained two grams of arsenic, enough to cause death. The police have been unable to get any clue to the identity of the messen ger who left the candy. Mrs. Webb thinks it the work of a woman whom she does not know, but who. she says, recently sent an unsigned letter to Mr. Webb, her husband. The writing on this letter is said to be similar to that on a New Yenr's card which was in the candy box. The card read as fol lows : Dear One: Please accept a small gift from one w ho thinks of you oMn, For you only. Wishing you a llappv New Year. FRO.M AN OI,D S WECTHEART. Up to today the fact of the receipt of the posoned candy has been kept quiet. BOUND OVER TO THE SUPERIOR COURT. Daniel and Jofsph Pierce Under $500 Bonds Go to Jail to Await Trial Charged With Cri, elty. On Saturday afternoon Daniel and Joseph Pierce of North Stonington were presented before Justice Haral at Poffiictanuck charged with ahusing an I neglecting their horse on Dec. 7. The Stato Humane society 'was represented by Attorney J. H. Barnes and the ar rest was made by Agent (J. H. Stan ton. Krnest Luther, William Richmond. Latham Brand and Charles Benjamin testified regarding ti e condition of th horse and the men on the day named and told of the way the animal was left by the roadside in xrest.,n. Daniel Pierce slid the horse was taken sick while they were going home. The horse could not be gotten or. to nig feet, lie admitted he hud been .lrii. Ic ing, but said his brother was not drunkf while he was. He claimed he did not wlnp the horse. Joseph Pi t ee pley.,; -d not guilty, but hud nothing to say. Agent Stanton asked that the fu.l penalty te imposed if they were founi guilty. Justicf BtiraT found probable cause and bound both over to the superior court under bonds of $5n0 i ach. They were unable to secure buil and wvre brought to the loci 1 jail. WOMAN SERIOUSLY BURNED AFTER STEPPING ON MATCH. Mrs. W. H. Benham of New London Will Rscover, But Had a Narrow Escape. Mrs. AY. II. Benham of Benham ave nue. New Loudon, had a narrow escape Saturday afternoon, when her clothing caught fire from a parlor match on which she stepped, and she was se verely burned, but it is thought will recover, although her back is a mass of blisters. She was getting ready to go into the city about 3 o'clock, wilen she stepped on a match. Picking it up. she did not know her clothes were afire nrtil she felt the flames at the back of her head. She did all she could to put the fire out, and called her daughter and hus band, who had a hard time smothering them. During tlie excitement the bed also caught lire. She was very seri ously burned, the doctor on Sunday opening fifty blisters on her back. Al though seriously burned it isi believed she will recover. FUNERALS. Mrs. John Keough. On Saturday morning the funeral of Mrs. John Keough was held from rooms of M. Hourigan. and at St. Patrick's church a requiem mass was celebrated by Rav. W. A. Gildea. The bearers were John Ryan, D. J. McCormick.John Shugrue and Patrick Shea. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery. Mrs. Keough died at the Backus hos pital after a short illness. 'She has for many years been a resident of Rean Hill. Klie leaves two sons.one of whom is Martin Keough of this city. Frank V. Sylvia. Saturday morning' the fiuneral of Frank V. Sylvia was .held from the home of his daughter in Taunton, and at the Catholic church there services were conducted by Rev. Father Sylvia. The remains arrived here on the 2.05 train, and were taken in charge by runeiai Lireceir nuurigan, ana ouriais was in St. ATarv's eemeferv. The hear- 1 ers were Joseph P., Seth P. and Frank Bnos, John Jordan, Joseph J. Fields and Frank V. Smith. The floral forms were handsome. In the City Court. There were many In court Saturday morning to hear the case of the cutting affair on the West Side Friday afterr noon. The man who was cut was dis charged, while Thomas Panagopoulo, I who did" the cutting, was tlned fib and the three men who held the victim were fined 3 and costs each. All paid their fines. John Callaham charged with beg ging, had his case continued until this morning, and spent Sunday in a cell at police headquarters. Charged With Stoning Passenger Train Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 3. Kteve War go, 15 years old. was arrested tonight, charged with stoning a passenger train as It passed through this town. The railroad has been troubled for some time by gangs that made it dangersous for trains in passing through certain sections. Detectives were set at work on the case and saw three boys hurl good sized stones at a train tonight. Two of the boys escaped, but Wargo was arrested, charged ivith being one of the trio. the course of an Egyptian canal of five centuries before Christ. , UmUd States Must Pay $150,000 Toll Leave to go through the Sues canal will cost the I'niteil .iates govern ment, with quarantine and other dues, not far from I ."iii.i)n. Tu regular lolls are M7 per ton. Condensed Telegrams The Standard Oil Company filed a motion for a re-hearing in the Mis souri ouster suit. A $9,000 Car, a gift from Nat Good win to his bride, is one of the ex hibits at the automobile. show. Sixteen Negroes Were Caught umi'ir. the Centerport cottonseed hause of ifft People's Oil mills when it collapsed at Aberdeen,. Miss., but only one was killed. Charged with Fraudulent Use of money collected for ail orphanage, Kishop W. M. Williams of the Apos tolic A. M. K. church, is under arrest at Omaha. Ons Hundred Opossums with sweet potatoes on the side will be served at Atlanta. C,a.. when President-elect Taft Is dined by the chamber of com merce on January 15. The First Homicide of the Year in Chicago had Rudolph Witte as a vic tim, he being stabbed to death while trying to eject Daniel Rogers from the Witte boarding house. Declaring a Shock from the switchboard in the Franklin telephone exchanee made her deaf ihrimi Mnr- phy. a former "helto'' girl, is suing the New York telephone companv for $25,000. Mrs. Eliza Christian, living at Rahway avenue. Klir.aheth. N..J.. 345 re- eeived a visit from the stork while at the Third avenue elevated station at Sixty-seventh street. New York, Fri day night. Putting on Civilian Clothes after he was told not to. will cost James W. Taul. a private in the medical corps of the army, stationed at West Point, all his pay and allowances and eighteen months in the military penitentiary at Fort Ieavenworth. The Mayor of New York Swore In a new commissioner of corrections, a new street cleaning commissioner, two new members of the municipal ait commission and a president and three commissioners of elections, the last four being reappointments. After Several Desperate Attempts to kill herself. Mrs. Anna Musetter, 24 years old. of Williamsburg, was taken fo the Kings county. N. Y.. hoKjiital on Friday. She developed suicidal mania about a month ago, tried to poison herself and attempted to jump from a window. RIOT AT LYNN MASS MEETING OF ITALIANS Trouble Over Report of Misappropri ation of Earthquake Funds. Lynn. Mass., Jan. 3. A mass meet ing of Italian citizens held in Listers' hall this evening, to raise funds for the Italian earthquake HUfferers. ended in a riot, during which the police were called and cleared the hall. The trouble was" precipitated by the remarks of a socialist speaker, who I'harged that funds raised for suf ferers by a previous earthquake had men misappropriated hi Italy. Some of his hearers applauded, but the re mainder took exceptions noisily to his statements. During the hubbub someone grabbed the speaker ami pulled him from the platform. The act was the sii nal for a rreneral mixup. The 'two factions, .veiling loudly, came together tu an attempt to rush each other from the building, just as the police arrived on the scene, having been summoned by some of those who had slipped out of the hall earlier, fearing trouble. The police lost no time in clearing the room and tlie matter of raising contributions went over until some future date. NEW ENGLAND LEGISLATURES. FIVE MEET THIS WEEK. Five New Governors Will Be Inaugu rated In Two States U. S. Senstorj to Be Elected. Boston. Jan. 3. It is anticipated the coming sessions of the legislature of five New England stales Maine. New Hampshire. Rhode Island. Massachu setts and Connecticut will hi parti, u larly interesting this year, as the in coming governors in each state will recommend uniform legislation in ihe matter of forestry, fisheries and auto mobiles. All five legislatures w ill - ui . vene during the coming week, and five new governors will be inaugurated Bert M. Fernald in Maine. Henry It. Quinhy in New Hampshire. Kbeu S Drayer in Massachusetts. Aram J. Pothier in Rhod Island ind lecrge L Liiiey in Connecticut. As Vermont in augurated Gov. George H. Prouty lat fall, the .new year wili see new ht 'it the head of all six of tlie New Fnel iu 1 stales, for the first time in many vei ls. In two of the states. V?w lfnm;'hire and Connecticut, the in 'omitu' !esis),i . tares wil elect I'nit' d States senators. CONNECTICUT CONTRIBUTIONS. Waterbury Italians Raise $500. , Waterbury. Conn.. Jan. " At a mass meeting of the Italian citizens of this city, held here today, presided over by Mayor Thomas. $400 was raised for the earthquake sufferers' relief fund, and committees appointed who w ill canvas the city. $5,C00 From New Haven. New Haven. Jan. 3. The amount contributed in this city for the earth quake sufferers u tonight is $5.(100. This sum does not include die con tributions made in the Catholic churches today, the amount not being made public. Bridgeport Catholic Church Collections Bridgeport. Jan. ".The collections in the Catholic churches in this city, though not footed up yet. will total somewhat over $l.00n. They ranged I from 13a to J229 in the various par I ishes. nort"mpion rnysician Acciasntaity Killed in El Paso. Northampton. Mass.. Jan. 3. A des patch received by the police tonignt from KI Paso, Tex., said that Dr. Irv ing B. Hayes, a physician of this city, was accidentally killed in Kl Paso to day while attempting to al'ght from a moving train. Dr. Hayes was on hi way home after a journey to OaiifurnH and was accompanied by a ten year oiu daughter. Besides this daughter he leaves a widow and a six yoBtoh&'von. He was a graduate of Dartmouth col lege in the class of 1SX3. Dr. Haves was 48 years o"td. , Instantly Killed by Knickerbocker Ex press. Fairfield, Conn.. Jan. 3. Alexander Kulayi, aged 14, of 267 Spruce street, Bridgeport, was struck by the eaf bouiid Knickerbocker express Satin','. .y afternoon and Instantly killed . Hi skull was iractured. in neck ".-. broken and hi left fooi cu off. He hz$ been sent to Fairfie;i on an rtani and. tatting the railroad tracks as the route for his return trip, stopped to w-atcli a game of hocKev on s imarbv " " '" ..... w,., .m - ..TCI.,., and apparently was s.i Inter.;. c! j he did net huar the approaching pot d and appHrent.lv na i lot I hat traJa. PROPERTY DAMAGE $1,000,000,000 Harrowing Incidents of the Great Italian Earth- quake Continue to.'. Reach Naples . CABLEGRAM FROM CONSUL BISHOP Received Sunday by the State Department Death of Con sul Cheney and Wife Confirmed U. S. Congress to Vote $500,000 to the Relief Fund Violent Earth shock Sunday on Stromboli Island. Rome, Jan. 3. A violent earth shock running north southwest and east northeast, lasting three second", and during which the Siromboli volcano be gan eruption, occurred on Stromboli island today. The phenomenon was accompanied by prolonged dull rum blings. Tlie houjirs on the island were badly damaged and the populace fled to the streets in p-nnic, but no one was ntlVt. The weather is intensely cold on Stromboli Island. $500,000 TO RELIEF FUND. American Congress to Give Amount Today. That Washington. D. C, Jan. 3. President Roosevelt, and Senator Hale at a con ference agreed that congress tomorrow should give t.'.OO.iinn to the relief fund. This will include Jljiiii.iMiD worth of supplies already sent on the Celtic and Culgoa. Italy has been asked at what ports she would wish the battleship Meet to call. UNOFFICIAL REPORT. Property Damage Billion Estimated Dollars. at One Iunion, jan. 3. -No official report on the loss of life and property in the Italian earthquake has been made, but estimates still have the dead as high as 200.0(10, while ail estimate of .prop erly damage is curried to $1,u)".Oii0, 00 it. CONSUL BISHOP AT PALERMO. Confirms Information of Death of Con sul Cheney and Wife. Washington. Jan. 3. In response to a suggestion of the Italian Ited Cross society that a vessel he loaded at ', - c - ' . , -j . . ' i y , . .c , iw -,y- jfc.l . f T si. yr -"- , " -y .1 c-- - t. , C jf v .kvc , . t f . K , : y ( ; j 1 , fr--. ,.-,.1 j ; a: u r-( - t 1 la.iH WX .y.,A.W.. Kuins of a House in Kerruzano In Calabria, Italy. Genoa with provisions and sent to the soen of, the earthquake disaster, thus quickly relieving the destitute, tlie American National Red Cross cabled $11)0, 1100 tonight with the idea that it could be used hy the Italian Red Cross society for the purpose of fitting on a ship with provisions ami medical supplies. This amount Is in addition to 1100,0)" and JTO.OiiO previously sent by the American Red Cross. In order that the American Red Cross society might have a personal representative on the scene of the earthquake. Vice Consul Ha yard Cut ting at Jlaliiia is now at the earth quake region, having been sent there by Ambassador Oris.-oin. A cablegram received by the state department from Consul Bishop at Pa lermo today was the llrst information that has come directly from .Mr. Kish op. It was sent from PaVriun. Sicily, and besides confirming the previous information concerning the death of Mr. Cheney and wife, it reiterates that Consul Lupton was unharmed. HARROWING INCIDENTS. Awful Frts of Youni WomaT Wlno Attempted to Escape. Naples. Ji n. 3. Harrowing ep'sn.?- from RcEgio continue to flow in. A girl in a frantic effort to escape at tempted to lean over the railing of th balcony of her home. Her skins caught ou the ironwork and she hung there, swaying In the wind, for four days. A woman buried und-r th" d lrh of her house, aithoush slightly injur . I. as uiifcble to move, while )wr husban 1 and children, crushed on the floor above, slowly bled to death, the blood dropping on hr breist and arms. She was dually take.i out alive, but was demented, not even knowing her nam-. GUARDS HAVE DIFFICULTY In Protecting the Survivors and the Vast Treasures. Rome, Jan. 3. Having dun all that it was possible to do in I h- districts lcua al by the mUNuakc . e kmij and. tiuetn ol Italy ara returning to Rome. They havs stent the last four days -among the ruins of Sicily and Calabria, the kir.g directing the writ of lescue and relief nd the nuen mln istfrlng to the Injured. There Is a feeling of relixf In Italy that tlilr majesties at coming home. The American fembasaoVr. Dh.vd 1". f4nscom, has appointed a committee f Americans to which will he entrusted the work of utilising the monev re ceived from tha , Foiled Misls to the best advantage for the sufferer. Koth at Messina and Reggio the guards are hving difficulty in pro tecting the survivors and the vt treasure in the ruined buildings fro u the bonds of thieve that are svarniin everywhere. It is reported Ciat six Russian sailors have been shot ly loot ers at Messina and that sixteen crimi -nals ha,ve been killed at the sams p:ac within the lsnt tweniy-foiir hours. ;nh hundred persons ugsxed In pillaging have been arrested since yesterday. In an engagement at R'ggio belween ths police an 1 bandits two ef ths peltt were killed. SAFE IN TAORMINA. Two Americans Who It Was Bslitvsd Had Psrishsd. .Malta. Jan. 3. A w I re I ens despatch received here from Moina. says that Waltir Kennedy and "!) lies William':. Americans, who it was believed h4 perished in the catastrophe at Messina, are safe in 'i'&brmirm. REMARKABLE SCENE ON NEW YORK EAST SIDE During Taking of a Collection for th Earthquake Sufferers. New Turk, Jan. 3. One of the most remarkable demonstrations of tts kind, ever seen on the I0st Side owuiT'l tod.!y when II Proreso, nn Itil'mi newspaper, took up a collection for ths earthquake sufferers. As a dozen vic torias and one automobile containing prominent members of tlie Italian colony- passed through the streets mn and women wept, tore their clochlns) from their bodies and threw it with what muney they could spare to those waiting tu receive It. The victorias were headed by an open wagon in which a hand playti patriotic, airs. Rhlnd trailed ten ex press carts on which clottnmg. bottle of wi.ie, bundles ef all rtewriptions anrt even medicines were loaded. Nothing was refused. A man who with trem bling hands brought a pair of troueeri. thrice patched, received the s.n blessing given a more prosperous neighbor who appeared with a bog of new si'oe. Through Jauiei. Roosevelt and Oliver streets tlie procession wound its . The thoroughfares were choked with Sicilians and t'alsbrisus struggling to be the first to give. Some gave pen nies, some nickels, others dimes, w jiil-t there were many who gave even quar ters and half dollars of their ' slight finances. Ami even of their not over stocked wardrb thee people gav with the same free hand. FYom tin-d-iws and fir e-eaDes and frnm the tr, t of the curb they threw Into tiie doubl truck every sort of wearing appall until the trucks were piled tx'.. The Island of Stromboli is the north easternmost of the l.iparl group, which lie about thirty miles off the north, coast of 'Sicily.. It is almost circular In formation. On it is 1 he vole-tut Stromboli, which rises about .1.000 feet above the sea and has been perpetual ly active for the better part of 2.0n years. The population of the Island Is about I'.UU'l. The crater of the volcano faces the northwest, and Is about nne thirl rtown the side of the mountain. It Is1 about 170 yards hi diameter. The principal town of th island, with a, battery, stands on the eastern side of the Islaoti and l clivWH info t n parts. San Vincenso and San Baetolo meo. The houses are low. with fist roofs, though some of them are, two stories nigh. EX-PRESIDENT CASTRO WORSE. Has Returned to Dr. leraal'e Heeputel far an Operation. Loi.doii J&r.. 4' The L-4.ll UU s Berlin corrtspondent says t?:.t Ser.or Cattro. former preelient of Vecesuela. ha grown suddenly worse and return ed to lr. Israel' hnpjtal. where he will on. I. m. i an operation Hi a fe dafe for some disease ia the regie) S kuideos. . j .to .- ,w ' "'; :ci. u ici. :m4vX'