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VOL LI. NO. 3.
Judges Declare that the Corrupt Practices Act
is Unconstitutional.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Up to today the fact of the receipt of
the posoned candy has been kept quiet.
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
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.
Mrs. W. H. Benham of New London
Will Rscover, But Had a Narrow
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.
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
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
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
Mrs. Eliza Christian, living at
Rahway avenue. Klir.aheth. N..J..
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.
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
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.
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.
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
PROPERTY DAMAGE $1,000,000,000
Harrowing Incidents of the Great Italian Earth-
quake Continue to.'. Reach Naples .
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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-.
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.
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.
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.
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
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