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VOL. LI. NO. 4.
EARTH TREMORS AT PHILADELPHIA Residents of the City and Surrounding Terri tory Aroused Last Evening CONTENTION OF SCIENTISTS BORNE OUT That Shocks Would Ee Felt in this Country After the Sicilian Quake Following the Tremors there was an Explosion of Fifty Cases of Dynamite in a Maga zine Near Norristown No One was Hurt. Philadelphia, Jan. 4. Residents of this city and the surrounding terri tory wero considerably aroused today by what appears to have been two well defined earthquake tremors, followed by a heavy explosion of dynamite in Montgomery City which shook, ihb earth for miles around. Two Distinct Tremors. The earth tremors, which seem to bear out the contention of scientists that shocks wculd bo felt hi this coun try after the Sicilian earthquake, wera felt at 2.32 and 4.22 o'clock this after noon. Both were recorded on the aeismograpn at S'.varthmore colics, NEW YORK'S 80 CENT GAS LAW. Decision of United States Supreme Court Upholds the Law. Washington, Jan. 4. Speaking today for the entire membership of the su preme court of the United States, Jus tiee Peekham of that court announced the decision of the court in the case of the public service commission of New York, the city of New York and the attorney general of New York vs. the Consolidated Gas company of New York city, which involved the validity of the Stf eent gas law of that city. In effect the decision upholds the law, but it ciuaed with the intimation that if, efter practical test, the rate lived should prove unremimcrative, the gas company should have the privilege of reviving the case. The United States circuit court for the southern district of New York, by which the case was tried and which grunted an injunction against the enforcement of the law, ai reversed, but was instructed to dismiss the case without prejudice. The court merely announced its ron- hi ions, and it uaS stated by Justice J'eckh.im that llu full opinion would be placed on file at some time In the ' future. Owing to the fact that there has been much speculation as to the character of toe court's derision. Jus tice I'eekhum look tli a precaution of not having the result of the court's de liberations committed to print.. The announcement was therefore made in t pewritteii copi. s and there were comparatively few of these. The court failed to pas3 specifically yjinm the question of the constitution ality of the law as an entirely, but did pronounce invalid some of its features. CASTRO UNDER THE KNIFE. Deposed President of Venezuela on the Operating Table. Tlerlin. Jan. 4. Former President Cusiro of Venezuela was operated on in Ihis city today by Dr. Israel, the German specialist. for tin- kidney complaint with which he is sutleriiiif. The operation is designed to overcome tne effect of an unsuecce.ssful opera tion performed in Venezuela about year aso. me present operation was regarded as so daneerotis that before submitting to it (.'astro caused tin fei.owing statement to be given out: "I can only express satisfaction that this operation is to be performed, so that the whole world may know I did not come to Germany in order to shirk ri sfonsibility and much less because I imagined for a shiele moment what was going to ha ripen In Venezuela daring my absence."' n is understood that ( astro came through the operation fairly well and lie ij, doing as well as could be ex prctcd. DR. WILLIAM J. LEYDS. The diplomatic representative of the Transvaal in Europe during the Boer war, who will be granted a pension. Prominent Philadelphia Physician and Chauffeur Killed. Philadelphia, Jan. 4. Dr. Edward R. Snader, a prominent physician of this city, and his negro chauffeur, John A. Bailey, were killed today when an automobile in which they were rid ing plunged over a forty-foot em bankment in Falrmount park. Dr. Snader was professor of medicine in Hahnemann college. He was a writer on many medical subjects. Fighting at Ispahan Continues." Teheran, Jan. 4. The fighting at Ispahan continued throughout Sun day. Serious distiirbamv-s occurred within the town on (he previous day. fc.'iklitfcii i tribesmen having succeeded in nuking tlielr Wa)' into the central uariers. They seized Die anenal to day and touted the palace of the gov ernor, who was forced to resign. The Bakhtiurl t hief', lias been proc laimed governor. Pacific Fleet at Talcahuna. Tali-ahum, Chile. Jan. I. -The rife- fleet arrived hie at one d't Ul gfurnooo from Manama, V- lork V? s -J i - " ' TU.. near here, and, according to Prof. J. A. Miller, were of brief duration. Explosion of Fifty Cases Dynamite. Dcfore those who felt the earth's trembling were through talking aboui them, or at 5.30 o'clock, there was an explosion of fifty eases of dynamite in the magazine of the Keystone Quarry company, not far TTom Norristown Nearly ten thousand pounds of the explosive went off at once, tearing a rrtat hole in the ground. No one was hurt, so far as can be learned. 'Win dows in buildings five and ten miles away were shattered toy the explosion, chimneys were shaken down and in the Immediate vicinity walls of buildings were cracked. KILLED BY PRIZE BULL. Wealthy Farmer of Ridgebury, Known All Over the State. Danbury, Jan. 4. James Reynolds, a wealthy farmer of Kidgebury, and one of the best known cattle raisers oT the state, was gored to death Sat urday by the same big black llolstein bull with which two years ago he took first prize in the annual Danbury fair. Reynolds' body, mangled beyond recognition, was found in a snow-covered held which is used especially for the bull's run. The tracks and blood on the snow showed how the aged farmer earlier in the day had started, unconscious of danger, to cross the Held: how he had begun to run on hearing the bull charging toward him. and how his body had been tossed and trampled all over the field long after life was extinct. Reynolds' son, Theodore, who has been in the habit of caring for the bull and from whom It had less ani mosity, had to entice the animal to another part of the field while oilier members of the searching party res cued the body. The elder Reynolds, who was 62 years old. had left home in the morning with an axe to chop wood. The bull came on him so sud denly, apparently, that he had no time to use the weapon to defend himself. VOTED IN WRONG TOWN. Resident of Saybrook Has for 20 Years Been Going to the Polls in Essex. Essex, Jan. 4. William Stannard has voted and paid taxes in this town for twenty years, and has just found out that lie lives in Saybrook. Stan nard was surprised when informed that his house and most of his land was in the town of Saybrook. The officials of the two towns have been attempting- to re-establish the bound ary linen, and it was discovered that Staiinard's property had been consid ered to be a part of this town, when it had been a part of Saybrook for so many years. In Essex the assessors are raisins the valuation of roperty, so that Stannard is not n. i sorrv to find he is over the line, where the tax valu ations will remain the same. OBITUARY. Mrs. Harriet Estes. Ithaca. X. V., Jan. i.Mrj. Harriet Kstes. who Is said to have been th only surviving Daughter of the Revolu tion, died here today, aged 82. Mrs. Kstes was born in Klbridge, ononda 'a county, the daughter of James Dun ham of the KifthCornecticut regiment", which waa commanded bv Col. Isaac .Sherman. Her husband was a veteran of the civil war, "being a member of the Third New York artillerc. She was bright and active until a few dnvs before iher death. Mrs. Ks.es was pi sented some time ao with a- go d spoon by the National Socielv of Daughters of the American Revolu tion. Rebate Case Decided in Favor of the Government. "Washington, Jan. 4. By a divided court the supreme court of the I'nited States today decided the rebate case brought by the government against the Chicago and Alton Railwav comnime and Vice President Fait horn and Treas urer Wann of that company in favor of the government. The case involved a chaise of making a. concession to the packing firm of Schwartzchild .1- Sulz berger cm shipment of packing house products from Kansas Citv. Kansas to eastern points. Offered New York State I nsurance Supenntendency. Albany, N. Y., Jan. 4. That flove,- nor Hughes has tendered the state n surauee superintemleiicy to George V Schurman of New York citv. a brother of Jacob G. Schurman, president of Cornell university, was the report here tonight. Mr. Schurman is the iunior inemDer or 'tne law Arm of Hmrhoa Pounds & Schurman and was an as sistant district attorney under District Attorney Jerome's first administration. He is a graduate of Cornell University LLW BCIIOOI. Instantly Killed at Milford Station. Milford, Conn., Jan. 4. While cross ng the four tracks at the station here about $.30 o'clock this evening, John Chase, colored, was struck by a train and instantly killed, his entire body being horribly mangled. He had lived in Milford but a short time, and little is known of him here. He had a sister in New Haven and a brother in Bridge port. After an investigation the cor oner decided that death was accident al. Night Rider Trial, Testimony All In. Union City, Tenn., Jan. 4. Both sides concluded testimony today in the case of eight alleged night riders on trial for .the murder of Capt. Quen tin Ranken, and arguments will be gin tomorrow, i Just how long before the ease reaches the jury is proble matical. The -court jailed to limit he lime of argument of -counsel, but intimated he thought n day and a half or each side Would be ample. Waterbury Italians Raise $576.07. "Wuterbury, Conn.. Jan. 4. Tli Italian citizens, collecting money for the relief of -the eartlKimike sufferers hi Italy, today raised JSTfi.l". which hrings the tot.) of funds mutrilmtea U the Red Cross fund up to I1.1TS.07. Cabled Paragraphs . RotterdamT'jan. 4 The Holland America line steamship Statendam. from this port for New York, before reported aground, was floated today and proceeded on her voyage. Paris, Jan. 4. Morgan, Harjes company announced the retirement to day of John JI. Harjes after sixty-thre years of business activity. The bank ing house continues under the famj name, the partners being Herman H. Harjes and H. P. Herold. Vienna,' Jan. 4. The Austro-Hun-garian government has instructed 'ount Forgaeh Do Ghyris, the minis ter at Belgrade, to demand an apology from M. Milovanovics. the Servian for eign minister, for his anti-Austrian utterances in a speech before the na tional assembly on S.mtniny. It is be lieved, that if satisfaction is refused!!, Count Korganh will be recalled. ROCKEFELLER'S ACTION FOR CRIMINAL LIBEL Against Publishers of New York Amer ican Began Yesterday. New York, Jan. 4. The action for criminal li)v?l brought on complaint of John t). Rockefeller. Jr.. against S. S. Carvnliio. Hradford Merrill and K. H. Clark, officers of the Star Publishing company, which publishes the New York American, was began today in the Center street police court before Magistrate Moss. Upon being sworn as the first witness. Mr. Rockefeller testified that the article published in the December IT issue of the Ameri can, in which he was accused of hav ing caused a sy stem of peonage to be adopted by a certain breakfast food company of Chicago, was false in ev ery particular. He had not set foot in Chicago, he declared, for nearly two years. Clarence J. Sliearn, attorney for the defendants. submitted a retraction printed on the day Mowing the publi cation of the original story, as evidence that the librj had not been committed with malicious intent. Mr. Sliearn then cross-examined the witness and obtained from him an admission that while he swore in his original com plaint that he knew" of his own personal knowledge" that tile ii.-fend-ants were ofiicers of the Star Publish ing company, that knowledge was in reality based simplv upon infoiiinition and belief. Mr. Sheurn contended that this constituted perjury on the part of Mr. Rockefeller, end promptly applied for a warrant for his arrest on that charge. Assistant District Attorney Garvan protested vigorously against the charge being taken seriously, but Mr. Shearn insisted, and Magistrate Moss look the matter under advisement. The question of malicious intent was aiso left for future adjudication next Monday. ' NEGRO CASE THROWN OUT. Supreme Court Declines to Be Both ered With Suit of Brownsville Sol- d ier. "Washington. Jan. 4. The supreme court today dismissed the case of Oscar Reid, one of the negro soldiers summarily discharged by' the presi dent on account of the Brownsville riot, holding that the amount involved was not sufficient to justify the bring ing of the case to the supreme court. Today's decision leaves in effect the decision of the distri. t court for the southern district of New York, which was against Reid. He sought to com pel the payment of his salary since his discharge. Reid's claim was for J 1-2. . RUSSIAN BANK ROBBERS FOILED Att "mpt to Loot State Institution St. Petersburg Frustrated. at St. Petersburg. Jan. 4. An unsuc cessful attemnt was made today to rob a bran; !; of 'the state savings bank on Vassill Island in this city. The police had advjnee information of the at tempt and captured the entire band of six men. President and Mrs. Roosevelt at Chris tening. "Washington. Jan. 4. The president and Mrs. Roosevelt witnessed t;:e christening today of Peter Carolina Cortelyou. the young son of Secretary and .Mrs. (. B. Cortelyou. The Ue.-. Franklin Noble of Falls Church (Va.). formerly pastor of the secretary's church at Ileinnstead. U I., perforrned the ceremony. The only others present were the Cortelyou family. Graduate of Harvard Killed at South Manchester. South Manchester. Conn.. Jan. 4. Willia.n Hill. 27 years, of Cambridge, and a graduate of Harvard, was killed by an interurban ear on the tracks of the New York. New Haven fc Hart ford railroad here tonight. .Mr. Hill was walking along the tracks on his way to the home of Mrs. James Ryan, with whom he was visiting, when lie was strij'-k by the car. His skull was fractured and both lcs broken. Bank Clerk Arrested on Forgery Charge. San Francisco. Jan. 4. II. I. Brem ner. who sas he was a clerk in the f'heniical National hank, was arrested today on a charge oi forgery. Brem ner is accused of having cashed sever al checks for $lno each, bearing the alleged signature of C. I. Adams of Boston. Penrose Nominated for U. S. Senator. Harrisourg, Pa., Jan. 4. Boies Pen rose wag nominated by an overwhelm ing majority for a third term in the United States senate at a joint cau cus of the republican members of the Pennsylvaina legislature tonight. The republicans are in a majority in hoth branches of the'legislature. which as sures his election when these bodies ballot for his successor January 1-9. Hospital Nurse Found Dead in Bed. Southington, Conn., Jan. 4. Miss Louise Allen, head nurse at St. Luke's hospital. New York, who was visit ing her mother, Mrs. Louise Allen, was found dead in bed today. The medical examiner stated after an in vestigaton that he was unable to say whether death was due to an overdose of medicine or to heart failure. Miss Allen was about 39 years old. Former Mil! Owner Commits Suicide. Lowell. Mass., Jan. 4. Henrv it. Thompson, formerly owner of the Low ell felting mills, committed suicide at his residence tonight while the rest of his family were at dinner, bv shooting. Thompson, who was 61 years of age, hat been suffering from melancholia for two years. His widow is a. daugh ter of the late Governor Straw of Xew Hampshire. Sixteen British Sailors Drowned. Sydney. X. S. U'.. Jiii. 4. The bin- of liie biitish cruiser Encouiitcr was sunk m a collision with a here today. Sixteen ur the were drowned. coiner bailors Steamship Arrivals. Liverpool, Jap. 3: Baltic, from York. Naples. re. 30: San Giorgio, At New At from NORWICH, CONN., TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1909. Relief Message From President ASKS FOR PROMPT ACTION FOR EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS. FUNDS WERE PROMPTLY VOTED House Added $300,000 to President's Call for $500,000, Making $800,000 Appropriated Text of Message. Washington, Jan. 4. President Roosevelt in a message to congress to day asked for. a direct appropriation of half a million dollars for the relief bf the stricken people in the earthouake zone oL" Italy. This, the most generous land ever contributed by the American people for. the succor of the sufferers in other lands, is to supnlement the (jasparch of the supply hins eltic from New York .an d the Culgoa from Port Said for Messina, with their big cargoes of necessaries, originally in tended for the American fleet, diverted to the immediate use of the Italian vic- OB;OP.GK W. mayor of Pittsburg, now in the public bribery charges against the Pittsburg Miiuiiioa unueiui vi puouc saieiy, ivno is doing everything i - o.' unii, iiuuui nit: eouviciion tims. It also supplements the presi dent's proffer of the services of the en tire American fleet of sixteen battle ships, whose use, in whole or in part, hinged only on the acceptance or dec lination of the Italian government. The message was brief .and plans had been, made for the inimediatiV enact rent into. law cf its recommenda tions. .Text of . Message. The text of the president's message is as foHows: To the Senate and House of Repre- sentatives: Tile appalling calamity which has be fallen the people of Italy is followed by distress and suffering throughout a wide region among many thousands who have escaped with life.j.but whose shelter and .food and means of living IV'e devoyeNl. The ordinary ina'-hinery for supply ing the wants of civilized communities is paralyzed, and an exceptional emer gency exists which demands that the obligations of humanty shall, regard no limit of national linos. . The immense debt of civilization to Italy for the warm and steadfast frendship between that country and our own: the affection for their native land felt by great numbers of good American citizens who arc immigrants from Itav-: the abundance with which God has b)esed us in our safety all these should prompt us to immediate and effer live relief. Private generosity is responding no bly to the demand be contributions through the safe .end efficient channel of the Ameru-an Red Cross society. Confident of your approval. I have ordered the government supply ships Celtic and Culgoa to the scene of dis aster, wht-'n:p'i. receiving" the author ity whieh I now ask from you. they will te abl to dis'iense food, clothins arid other supplies with which they are laden to the value of about $300,0ti0. The Celtic has already safled, and the Culgoa is at Port Said. Kight vessels of the retiu nins battleship fleet are al ready under orders for Italian waters, and that government has been asked if their services can be made useful. I recommend that the congress ap- nrove the application of supplies ab'ive indicated and further appropriate the sum of S.'inn.eon to be applied to the work of relief at the discretion of the executive and with the consent of the Italian government. I suggest that the law follow the form of that passed aft er the Mount Pelee disaster in 1!2. TMKODORE ROOSEVKI.T. The "White House, January 4, I ODD. SHORT SESSION OF HOUSE. Numerous Messages From President on Various Subjects Read. Washington. Jan. 4. After having been in session a little over an hour, the house of representatives adjourn ed today out of respect to the mem ory of Representative Davey of Lou isiana, who died during the recess. Numerous messages from the presi dent on various subjects were read. The most important were a message recommending aid for the Italian earthquake sufferers and a message responding to a resolution asking for information as to what the president meant in his annual message regard ing the secret service. The relief ask ed for the stricken Italian people was quickly and unanimously given, the sum of $800,000 being appropriated. The secret service message was re ferred to the special eommittee hav ing to do with the matter, after Mr. Griggs of Georgia had moved to have it returned to, the president, which motion he later withdrew. SENATE Passed House Bill Appropriating $800, 000 for Earthquake Sufferers. Washington, Jan. 4. With practi cally no opposition, the senate today pasU tlic house- bill appropriating $5u,uoo to aid the Italian earthquake sutiertid. Senator Bailey f Texas de clared that such appropriations were uni. institutional, but did not oppose cor sresslunal action. The sum of $400,000 was appropriated by a senate bill today for the purchase or con strueti.m of a buildiit gin Paris as the home of the American mb4ssa d r. Th bill will at gn in the hui fer tU consideration. Ja-nuwry Four of Our Ships Will Go lo Naples FIRST DIVISION OF THE BATTLE SHIP FLEET TO AID IN EARTHQUAKE WORK Flagship Connecticut, the Kansas, Ver mont and Minnesota Fleet Due at Hampton Roads February 22. Washington. Jan. 4. Tb'-f-Jfst di vision of Admiral S? perry' ftttleship fleet has been directed to go to Naples to assist in the Italian earthquake work. The remainder of the fleet is to be distributed at various ports on the Mediterranean at Admiral ISperry's discretion. None oi the other Italian ports are to be visited by the Ameri can battleships. The decision against the warships vhiti.icr other Italian orts was on the ground that it vfas inadvisable, in view of Italy's great grief, to permit the men to have entertainmcuts or shore GEORGE. "WT.-GUTiiBJEi GUTHRIE, eye. on account of the .-raft and councilman, ami Rh-,i i in hij ot tin? cojriciimen of the Smoky City. leave there. Two of the battleships will go to Toulon, France, and two others (additional to the Ohio and Missouri) will go to Turkish ports. This programme will not interfere with the assenib'mg of the fleet, as origin ally contemplated, at JiWa'tjir, prior to its leaving for Uampton Roads. Not to Remain Long at Naples. The ships of the first division which ore to go lo Naples include the flag ship Connecticut, Captain H. Oster oau.s. tlve Kensas, the Vermont and the Minnesota. It ii not suppiwed that Admiral Spcrry's first .division will re main long at Naples, for bv the time it arrives tlx-re the relief' work will have been pretty thoroughly organized. Due Hampton Roads February 22. The fleet is scheduled to arrive at Hampton Roads February 22. and it was said at the navy department td' day there was no reason to snno..se tn changed plans would delavthat event Rev. PRIEST AND GIRL ELOPE. Filomena Siani Disappears With Julia Testa, 17 Years Old. Newark. N. J.. Jan. 4. The Rev. Fil-omen.-i. Siani, assistant, priest at St. Rocco's Reman Catholic church, this city, and Julia Testa. IT years old. dis appeared simultaneously last Thurs day, and today her father received a letter from the priest saying that thev had been married in New York anil would not be heard from again. The Rv. Father Siani had been a curate in the church for two vears. He hiid heard confessions and offered the sacrifice of the mass daily- lie had heard the confessions of the girl with whom he eloped many timus. and had called frequently at her home. Ttev. James SSuecorelli. rector of the church, said today he would take sfns to have the eloping priest unfrocked. Bb nop O ( onnor has been notified. PITTSBURG BRIBERS. Nine in Number, Indicted Jurv. by a Grand Pittsburg. Jjii. 4. The seven eoun- cilmen accused of accsptinir brib ami conspiring to secure bribes and the two former hankers accused of giv ing bribes, all of whom were arrest .-d two w "eks aco tonight upon eomplnij t of the Voters' Fague, were indicted to day -by a grand jury. All of the ac cused cave bond soon after arrest and these bond-i w ill stand until the court hearings. PITCHED BATTLE Between Vigilance Committee and Gang of Cattle Rustlers. San Diego. Cal.. Dec. 4. Advices just received from Mesa Grande, forty miles from here, tell of a pitched battie thir ty miles from there betwen a gang of cattle "rustlers" and members of a vigilance committee. Two Mexicans, mem- 1 hers of the hr.nd. wero w 0.1 Liii.,i and one vij ilante was seriously wound - ed. DETROIT BANKER ENDS LIFE. Henry C. Potter, Jr., Vice President of Savings Institution. Detroit. Mich.. Jan. 4. Henry C. Potter, jr., vice president of the Peo ple's State bank of this city, committed suicide at his home this morning. He had been suffering from nervous prostration for some time. Mr. Potter was found depd in his bathroom with a bullet through his brain. Sold Their Christmas Toys to Swell Earthquake Fund. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 4. Deeply touch, eif-by the sufferings, -of the earthquake survivors. New ell and iCaiber iiie Jones, frto small Atlanta, children, sold their Christinas toys hud have donated the piocteus to ths earthquake fund. 14 Was today designated for consid eration of fiie omnihu . laiqis. iiij, whi.-ii carris an appropriation o j;,'- - mi Tin in !! i mi if mim i ii i I I Condensed Telegrams The Pope Opened a Hospital in tii ' Vatican that lie might himself visit the sick or injured survivors of the earthquake disaster. Though His Throat Was Cut from ear to-ear by assailants whose names he refined to di ulge. R. K. Akrldge of Sale City, Ga., will recover. Dr. David J. Hill, American ambas sador to Berlin, hud a housewanirnsr in his new residence, in f!Nniarck strasse. on New Year's day. Attorneys for the Waters-Pierce Oil company claim they have a year in which to appeal to the supreme court from Missouri's ouster suit. p The Pennsylvania Legislature, which' meets today, will name ivo l epublieiiu senators, in all probabilities Boies Penrose and Ceoree T. Oliver. A Committee of One hundred will receive Rpar Admiral Evans at Carne gie hflll Vee VlrL- nto-V, a ) Gen. Horace Porter will- preside. No Reason is Known for the delib erate murder of John Willis by Sam Robinson in the railroad siation r.t Boonerord, N. C. Robinson escaped. xThough the Steam-ar Texas, 'which put into Savannan Friday with a Arc in her hold, probably will be saved the carpu. which still is burning, will lie a complete loss. A Scrutiny of the Results of the ele- tions held in France for members of the chamber of deputies show that l'':e racidals and radical socialists have made net gains of K, seats. i Dr. Julia Seton Sears, teadiiug that "man is an individualized (Jod." and other startling doctrines of the New Tin light church, launched her first er inoi! in tile Belasco theater yesterday. In NevfYork West Side Court Mag istrate Kreen'said that persons Ihiiirf in apartment buildings should not 'pa v too much attention to other tenants, and nlace.i imj-r bom's to keep the pea. e a woman who was charged with having annoyed other tenants. POINT FOR THE OIL TRUST. Supreme Court Declines to Reversal of Jffdne Land!' $: Fine. Review 9,000.003 Washington. Jan. 4. The $2!MiOO.0 fiiit ciise of the Standard Oil company will not be reviewed by the supreine court f '..ie United States. The de cision ()f the court to this eflect was announced by Chief Jusui e Fuller s o;: after the court convened today. T-ie case came to the court on a petition tiled by the government asking -ho court in a petition for a writ of cer tiorari to order up the record in the case tor a review of tho decision of ihe United States ciivuit court of appe lis lor tile Si-vemii circuit by .rhich Jui:g Lardis- original ei ision imposing a line of SL'ii.iKiii.uiiO against the jr-"."a:nl oil company for aeiepting rebates fr-.m the railroad companies was rev-re(l. The court's announce ment i f the. r: sul of its decision not to entertain the case was the barest formality. No n a pons w hatever were given and the de termination of the lourf was stated along with a number of oilier cases f comparatively .iiitle importaiMe. The chief justice simply announced in -o many wolds that !h tieiilion for certiorari was denied. Und'T this ru1 iiiiL. tile case will now go back to Judith Lamlis' court for a new trial in accordance- with the decision of the court of appeal 4. It is sitid at the department of Jus tice that the action T the I'nited States supreme court today in deny ing the application of rhe government for o writ of certiorari gives the casj its original status su!r1o--t to ihe vb w-: of Judge Gross -up of the United Stat '3 circuit court of apnesl-; as eoiita !ned in his decision of Julv T1(S and Nov. -In, IN HIS OWN DEFENSE Thornton J. Hainc on for Over Four Witness Hours. Stand Flushing. X. Y.. Jan witness stand in his 4. Taking the own defense-. Thornton Ji nkins Hains f or .over P hours today related witn a wealth a r of detail the shooting of William K. An nis and the conjugal troubles of Capt. Peter c Mains. Jr.. whieh troubles, counsel assert . cattsed the nieiit il u: . balancing ot the army officer and led to the killing of the publisher on iyiit. When court adjourned tonight llains' direct examination 1'Hri not been con cluded and he will likely be on the witness stand all day tomorrow. District Attorney Darrin - --aid i-e would probably take ail day tomorrow to examine the defendant. GUNBOAT HELENA AT CANTON. Sent There Owing to Anti-Foreign . Excitement. Canton. Jan. 4. The American gun boat Helena has arrived here In con sequence of the anti-foreign movement and the excitement among the natives due to a Portuguese seaman on the British steamship Fafsean having kicked a coolie to death. Guns have been mounted by the local authorities on the bridges connecting Canton with Shamien. the island where Ku ropeans and Americans reside. The viceroy has practically sup pressed the movement against for eigners by threatening to behead cer tain of the leaders. GROUNDING OF THE YANKEE Due tn the Negligence of Her Com mander Substance of Charge Read. Boston. Jan. 4. That the grounding of the. cruiser Yankee on Swindle Rock. at tho? western entrance of I'.uzzarrig Bay, on Kept ember 23d last, was due to the negligence of her commander, was the substance of the charge read at the cotirtmartial today of Commander Charles Marsii. who was in charge . . . .. .. ... : 01 ule at 'me 01 tne aret- dent. The courtinartial convened at the Charletown navy yard tod ly. with Rear Admiral A. R. Couden as president and Dieutenant Commander A. B. Hoff as judge advocate. Commander Marsh was represented by Dieutenant Com-j mander George B. Bradshaw. Boston El Road Earned Surplus $42,063 Last Year. Boston. Jan. 4. The stockholders of of tne Boston F.ievated railway were in formed at the annual meeting today that the company earned a surplus of 4'-'.0fi3 last jear and that the new ele vated road to Forest Hills would he opened next summer. The directors stated that the company should go no further in assuming the hurdens of additional tunnels. The old board of directors was elected. Railroad Gate Tender Killed in Savinq Woman's Life. Privldeiiie, R. I. Jan. 4. As he pushes an unknown wormai from the path of a Boston express train at the union, station this afternoon Theodore Manchester, a 51 ye,r old yate t-lidY was struck by the engine, which pass ed "Vr him. severing both of his legs. H was seirt io the Rhorfo Inland I104 ptta.1. out i4 vWa an hour, HOW ITALY'S QUEEN WAS INJURED Signor Mirabello Tells of the Accident in One of the Improvised Hospitals IN ATTEMPT TO SAVE WOUNDED VICTIM Queen Helena was Rushed by Unfortunate Woman Mad from Fright-Converted Yacht Scorpion Enters Mes sina Harbor Flying the American FlagRed Cross Subscriptions Amount to $49,758. Rome, Jan. 1. Signor Mirabello has given the follow ing account of the acci dent to yueen Helena, three days auo, at Messina, w hen her majestv suffered' contusions of the chest. He said: "The queen was In onu or the im provised hospitals. She was in the act of bending over a wounded woman when sudderilv the door was thrown open violently and a crazed man rush ed In. crying loudly: -The end of the world has come. Tin earth has fallen ill. Save yourselves; save yourselves.' Queen Fell Backward, Bleeding. "The wounded woman. terrilled, jumped from her bed and started run ning toward the door. The queen, with Kreat presence of mind, placed herself in front of the unfortunate and ex tended her arms to sto, her. Hut the woman was out of hr mind with fright. She lowered her head and pre cipitated herself on the queen, driving her nead with fuil force against lier majesty's breast. TT , .iieen fell back ward. Her mouth became full nf bfood and rhis bleeding continued for Wome time." No Doctor Was Called. "And what did the doctor say?" the minuter of marine was asked. "I don't know," signer Mirabelio replied. "I don't think he was even consulted. The doctor knew only that her majetv took chloral that-night to induce sleep. Who couid have slept under those fearful conditions '.' "The next day hep majesty contin ued her work as usual, although nt v now and then her lips wero reddened by blood. "Q.ieeu Helena is worthy the undv ing admiration of the entire Italian people." CONVERTED YACHT SCORPION Under Command of Lieutenant Login Enters Messina Harbor. Mes.iina. Jan. 4. The American IU3 made its first appearance in the har bor with Oiie arrival today of the con verted yacht Scorpion, under com mand of Lieutenant Commander G. V. Logan. The services of the Scorpion were at once nlai ed at the disposal of General Mazza. who in "!Mm;!'il here, but the latter not having any pressing need, the S.-orpinn proceed!, to Naples. ,wheie :e will vo.il' ami then return to this piTt tomorrow. People Still Liying Under the Ruins. There ar- still livin;; people under the ruins of Messina. A few we.-e tak n out today, but fiioy cannot sur vive. The Duke of Genoa has arrived and Is now taking a prominent part 111 the relief work. The crews of the R;i sian squadron are arousing increased admir.iiion. They have labored with out rest and not a few of the sailors have beeu kilted or injnrec in the pc. forniance of their services. RED CROSS SUBSCRIPTIONS So Far Amount to $49,759. Connecticut Branch $4,500. Washington. Jan. 4. Bountiful pro visions for the earthquake sulfei-rs of Italy was imide by the -.mgr."; to day by unanimous vote. In the houe there was vigorous handclan di g as the bill carrying the appropriation w,i sent on its way. The munificent sum of Isnu.OuO was granted almost imme diately after the reception in both houses of n message from the presi dent calling attention to the cnlam-ty and tile pressing need for aid for the strickt ri people of a sister nation. 'ihe president will sign the bill whet. It reaches him. whieh probably will be tomorrow. Only the fact that congress was ad journed for the usual holiday recess w hen the earthquak occuriei' pr"vcr,t e.f earlier action, although by the t,"-s. ident's direction and wltii conlhlene of cong-e isloiia! approval supplied abi aid the ii -.v.il shins Celtic e-I : 'ul goa Intended for the battleship fleet were diver'ed ami ordered ileliv-red 11s qhi.kly as lie speed could tali" h the scene if suffering a'id wai t. Xo su a generous help was extended to a stricken peopl" fry I'll" aoveriuiient be fore. . , Today t're Hed Crow subscriptions sn--ouuted to 14.1.7-". The large- t ci.n tril.nl ion included Connecticut bran -h M.r.HO: Rhode Island l.ratih, jn.noo; Massachusetts branch. $2.A0. RUINS OF CITY OF MESSINA, THE VIEW FRCM THE STRAITS. The City to Be Evacuated Possible. as Soon as Messina. Jan. 4. There is reason :o believe that the devastation by earth quake of Calahi i and Sit iiy is not -.! at an end. Further shocks were pre dicted by scientific observers for to.l.jy and ttiev sny t.'.at other sli',1 more severe should be expected Jan. T and Jan. 8. when the relative positions of 1 the sun and the moon will priiine the greatest strain n the crust of the earth. A number of minor alio, its were experienced Srtun'ay and desalt ed in panic. Many ti tiering walls v ere thrown down, but it is not known tint any persons were killed. The new quakes are Martl'ig th nres afresh. Messina 1 to be evacuated eutir.ilv as ooli a possible. The oiap milion of the dead is one of the greatest, prob lems confronting the authorities. Disaster Reports Not Exaggerated. Two days spent amid tiie ruins of Messina and Regglo bring convincing evidence ihat the apiiailing horror of the Slmatiou in the Straits of Messina has In no sei.se heen exaggerat - I. .Messina and Kegglo have cased to ist. In the ruins of the former city two-third's of the inhabitants lie buried, while at P.egjio one-ihalf the people lost their lives. Messina counted J.V. 0110 and Reggio nO.Om) souls. Vast Morgues of the Dead. Both places are today vast morgu of the dead and one cannot make his way through the stricken irea wiiho"t being -vr helmed by the scens of dcuii. detruciii.'U j,a j desolation Vti air fur many irnies nil ca is pol luted. Valium arc wi,irvia.ui 'w prtv upvit the deed. It wiuij be re garded as a blessing If firs snouhl . Juc what i left of thete two cities to ashes, particularly as no more liv ing are being found in the wreckage. The, First Signs of Desoh.tion. Aqiri.a.;"hiiig the" sunlit Straits of Ueseiua,. Ve.y mvrritmg en boord llie TJICE TWO CENTS.- steamer Lonilmrdia. des pitcher fr .n the north with troops and supplies, tt first signs of desolation were the ruins of several picturesquely situated vil lages on either side of the headlands . i Scylla and Oharybdis, w hich flank thi entrance to the hnrborof .Messina. The landscape already bore the first deso late taint of death The first aifhtit mii.lmir.ed t.ie magnitude of the ca.a trophe. Shattered Mats of Ruins. The lighthouse antf the ane'ent cKr del upon the point eucirclli the south ern half of the bsy, In whhrli the war smps and the other vessels t raced in relief work were anchored, were tt;i standing, and although one glance tow ard the -enure revealed a ecattered mass of ruins where once stood a shining city with churches nestled un der the ruck)- heiaht of Mount Pelorl. entire blocks of buildings .;eemed to lie still Intact. Kspccially striKlnr v.-a the fact thai motij the waterfront there Btlll stood an Imposing line of columned facades. : I Victims Buried Under 30 Feet of Debris I P.uf the iimii-it tli t, ....... praached the greater appeared the de vastation, anu once ashore it was seen that these cracked- and shattered- fa cades were only 11 scieeu concealing utti r ruin behind. The shattered wi'ls still standing were mere empty shells through which rofs and floors ha4 crashed to the foundations, burying the inmates under masae of debris twenty or thirty feet dern. Curious Freaks of the Shocks. Curious freaks of the earthquake were everywhere to be observed. Standing walls had fallen out. expos ing one tier of rooms a bow another. In which nothing seems to have been disturbed. Pictures hung straight on the walls, lamps were on tables, and vases and Mower on mantelpieces. In one place, two buzzards, their beaks full of carrion, were sunning them selves on a window leugo of the dead body of a woman whose wealth of black hair covered her fa.ee anil shoulders. Dog and cats were killed by the soldier when caught feeding 011 the dead. No Americans at Hotel Vittoria. The correspondent visited the site of the consulate. The building- ha collapsed entirely. There I hope, however, that the bodies and the ar chives may be recovered. Joseph H. pohve, the former American vice con sul Ip-re. and i,everal members of hi family are also among the dead. The only other American known t.i have been killed are a man named J011 bert. ..r Robert, and his wile, who were naturalized vitizens and one Jo seph Ginseppa. a veteran of the civil war. As to the tourists supposed to have been In the vicinity. It is al most Impossible Mo obtain' exact In formation but the most careful in quiries indicate that there were nene In Messina at tin time of the quake. he register of the Motel shows no American names. Vittoria ilTf.' .at. jT ..- PROP. IUCHARD I.YXCft GAR.NKR. of the university of Chicago, wb lias been In be Jungies of Africa for three jears In an effort to master tlia language of monkeys, and who o,;oiw pie steel cage there to protect lit life from the more vicious Mnhnals, will retain to this country In a few weeks, basing practically completed his study of the monkey language. Mayor of Honolulu Inducted Inte Of fice. Honolulu. Jan. 4. With 'the induc tion Inlo office today or J. J. Fern a mayor of this city. Honolulu he-am self-governing III aoinrrtunce with the charter granted the city by the terri torial legislature at it last sxfsiou. This Is the first time in the history of the Islands that local self-government has been delegated to any citv or town in the group. Orville Wright Sails for Franc. Xew York. Jan. 4. Or ille Wright, the iieroplanist. arrived here tonight from his home in Dayton, O. He is nu his way to France to Join his brother AVIlbur. and will sail 011 the steam ship Kaiser W'illirlin der Grosse to morrow. His slsier. Miss Kalhertn 1 i.il. is v. Itli Una. Ar.hiWst Fiaok M. Hda UaJ. Kantat iy it v. -U .1" 4 Frank; M. Howe, an architect died at his hum tonight. He ,vmj burn In ArU>en, .Mass., in His. As h niemser f a Roi,in I11111 of an lnlc.xs lie dealgnnl tin. dcei rli hi PuiMiiit: t tlie Wei Id 1 'Imniiiau cusuion lu CkiCMt bm ma mm S i I . 1 I a y 1 1 7 mm