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'T-.8r t,;:,'Wpr"Sl-', i VOL LI. NO. 7. -nr -NORWICH C0NN. FRIDAY, ANUARY-8"19n9 - gnf, , PRICE TWO P.FNTS . cabled Paragraphs MRS. ER6 AND SISTER GO FREE Acquitted on Charge of Murder of Captain J. Clayton Erb Oct 6 Last JURY OUT NEARLY EIGHTEEN HOURS Both Women had been Charged Separately and Jointly with Shooting the Captain Scene jn Court jvhen Verdict was Given Home Life of Erb Family Fre quently Disturbed by Quarrels. St. Petersburg-, Jan. 7. Special de spatches received here from Teheran say the shah of Persia has again is sued a manifesto -revoking the consti tution. Pans, .Jan. 7. The ciil court of the Seme today ordered Harold . Vander bilt to pay $100 to a. peasant named uigard, who was struck recently by aii. underwit 8 automobile near Nic Mr. Vanderbilt has already given this man jvu voluntarily. Berlin, Jan. 7. General Cipriano Cas tro is improving rapidly, lie was able to converse today for a considerable time with his wife and others. Dr. Israel is of the amnion that the Son era! will bo confined to the hospital for abo-it two weeks loneer. Media, Pa., Jan. 7. Mrs. M. Flirenea Erb. widow' of Capt. J. Clayton Ero. who w as well known in political circles 11 over Pennsylvania, and her sister, Airs. Catherine Boise!, who were charged with the murder of Captaia Krb on the night of Oct. 6, J!0S, today walked from the Delaware county courthouse- free women. Acquitted Thank Each Juryman. ' After the jury li3d been out Pearly eighteen hour, it brought In a verdict of r.ot guilty ir. the case of each of the women, both of whom hail been charged separately and jointly witu shooting the captain. After Judce Johnson bad thanked 4hn jury, Mrs. Krb burri-d to Dickin son, the foroiTin, ar, wrung his hasi J. book bindery 'in Philadelphia, an 1 whose husband was in the employ of tlu Philadelpl.M and Heading Railroad company, always sided1 with her siiier. Story of the Shooting. Captain Krb had forbidden Mrs. Beisel to enter his country home. On the night of Oct. 6 Captain Krb quar reled with his wife and she telephoned to the Village -Green hotel, near by. where Mrs. Beisel was spending- the ninht. and summoned her to the house. The two women were on the second door of the Red Gables when, it is ai lece.l, Krb left his bedioom with u re volver in his hand. Mrs. Erb. it was testified-by herself, tl.-d to her bath room, and as Mrs, Icbel c.ieie out of Mrs. Erb's room she was confronted by . - & " ? - ; 1 . ci TV j k. ' , ' a- - -, . vV; . -'1 y:f ,-'..--,"., i yA Maryeilies, Jan. 7. Tlie port authori ties have been advised that the Geor gia, Nebraska, New Jersey and Rhode Island of tiie American Atlantic battle ship fleet will arrive here on January 14 ami will remain until January "7. Anchorage accordingly has been re served for the ships in the new harbor. Santiago. Jan. 7. prof. Hiram Kiner ham of Yale university, a member ol the Fan-American Scientific congress that has just closed, left iiere today for southern 'Pom to enirase in historical research. The professor is delighted with, the reo i tion accorded the Amer ican delegates in Cili. and he is optim istic regarding the results obtained bv this meeting of the congress. Night Riders Are Found Guilty i DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AS TO DEGREE OF CJJILT. -- JURY REPORTED LAST EVENING Six Men Guilty in First Degree, Two in Second Degree Detail of Sol diers in Court Room. MINISTER MAY BE FUGITIVE INSTEAD OF VICTIM supposed Slain Methodist Pastor 19 Thought to Be Alive Battle Run Church Mystery Deepens. St. Clair, Mich.. Jan. 7. Rev. J. H. t.iirmicoael. the iletliodist minister of Adair. Mich., who last niht was thought to be thu victim whose dis membered and burned body was found in the stove of his chn::ti near Colum bus. Mien., is b nicll tl. uirhi- to be tilive. The authorities of St. Clair county, leoking unon tiie minister as a, fugitive instead of a murflerf r's victim, liiiv s-nt do. Tipiions of him to the poj;. r 01' ii luimlj.-i- of Canadian cities, in th Ii..-.,. that a stranger who cross ed 1 ho St. Clair r;ver today from St. Clair. Mich., to Courtright. Ontario, may ie the missing clefgiiuin and that h" may be returned to Mhirhigan to eh ar tip the "fJattie Run" church mys-t-rv. Indie liiot.K tonijiht point to. Gid eon Browning of Adair as th- person who lost his life in the d.-spe.-ate hind to h:i".l right which vinlat'-rl the rural sanct.mry. The murder probably oc curred in the early evening of Tues day by the flickering ligin of a little on lamp. l'r.iuk Carrier o St. Clair reeo-ted th.-.'t arie today he was anproaebed t" a, man answ.-ring very much the de- I s.-nption or K-v. Mr. Carmichael. who offcre,: him twr. (:(.i!.'.rs if iie wculd take him across the river to Canada. Carrier did in it like to take h s boat out into the ice thf.t was running in lie- river at the time, and declined the str.vnger's offer. He said afterwards TTTiii tnc stranger .-ippeared to be in a. highly v.ercc.tis condition. The man tlen neproaciied tho St. Clair ferry, rind is tin iit;ht to have crossed to ( 'ourtrsr'ru, nitm-'o. The only arrest that has been made fs 'car of Ki-ank Smith of Adair, at whose home hoarded Gideon Browninr. the T-mssin .sriej,ter. But i1 '.e v v. charge pending against Smith-. Union City. Tenn., Jan. 7. With 1 verdict of guilty in varying degrees, the jury in the night rider triais re ported at 8.45 p. m. tonight. Tho twelve men found Garrett Johnson. Tid Burton. Roy Hansom Fred Pinion. Arthur Cloar and Sam Applewhite guilty of murder in the first decree. with mitigating circumstances, and Bud Morris and Bob Huffman, the other defendants, guilty of murder in the second degree, and fixed their punishment at twenty years in the penitentiary. The .punishment of the first six numPd defendants was left to the court and may bo death or Hie imprisonment. Motion for New Trial Will Be' Over ( ruled. The defense tiled a motion for a new trial, which was set for bear ing Saturday and will be overruled, as indicated by the court, when sen tence will be pronounced. Court Room Was Crowded. The jury had been out since 2 p. in., but because of the illness of Juror Rosson had not been able to consult liiit.il (5 p. in. There was a difference olopinlon among the jttrv as to the degree of guilt of the def mlants. but an agreement was reached quickl.v. Court was convened at S p. ni." and the jury sent word that it would be able to report shortl. The room was crowded, as it was during the argu ment. The minutes passed, and at S.4" p. ni. the bailiff called f,jr the county phvsieian. Juror itosson was ill a state of collapse 'and needed at tention. It was half an houu before Rosson was revived, the jury filed in and tix deputies were summoned to carry 111 the bed unon which the si. if juror reclined. The foreman an nounced the verdict, the defense called lor a poll which was made and ih. judge dismissed the iurors. Rosson's condition iH SUcu t, ,1 it was rieeW-ri inadvisable to move him tonihf The defense demanded nnril "linn. day to move for a new trial, but the state opposed it. and the eonrt -... turday as the Osiy. intiniarinir tlwit the motion was a mere form anvwav. which would be overruled. Defendants Took Verdict Calmly. The defendants took the verdict with calmness, as they had been ex pecting it sha:e the closing of the arguments. Attorney Pierce mrn,i txJ tnem when it was said: " e w ill tear this in 1110 supreme court Senator Tillman S BY SECRET SERVICE MEN BY Dl RECTION OF PRESIDENT. INTERESTED IN "LAND CRAB" Senator from South Carolina Once More in the Public Eye Will Make , Characteristic Reply Later. Conderssd Telegrams S . h - Na- 1 'd DETECTIVES ASKED TO HUNT FOR REV. JERE KNODE COOK whin,-. Bo: U--. with li- tt 0111 11 MUi CATHERIMi BKISKL, r si T, Mrs. M. Florence Erb, widow of a liiitl on chare,.- of having murdered C.i v. ere uciUilted of the charge Thursday. 'id. aia .T. Clayton Erb, Brb Oct. Ii last. itelsei .(d hkee IM 11 th" line of tin- t Te.-ir.s stood in the eyes t' mil and the thanks of ii - !-e sobbed out in brok ''T w n biocent sod kr.ew e.,.litted.-' j.:i . had e in.-- sister. tni;ht do id to sav 1 M rs. -1 mi! id led to her f.ir my life." 1 Erb, Kliew d they v cut I 'ive men. ! of miM of . I he woireti , II syllables, j I W ould iio I alter the ' t'tarful for j what tliey j hut lie I Frequent Ft-mily Jars. Caj.t. J. Clayton Krb was the confi ieiuia! man ol Israel W. lurham, the republican leader of Philadelphia. His wife was a well known horsewoman, having ridden lo hounds in many fox f.untirg expeditions in the country sur rounding Philadelphia. The Krbd had fi town hou.-e and a country estate alied "K"d Gables." in Delaware rounty, near Philadelphia. The Erbs tequeotly (iia.i i "led and in inese faro Wy jars jlrs. Bei.el, who worked in a tiecaptain. A struggle for tiie posses sion of the weapon ensued and result ed in trie shooting of tiie captain by Mrs. Beisel. who testified she wrested I tiie revolver from him in tiie struggle I to save her own life. j Future Plans of the Women Uncertain. j After leaving tlie courtroom today I after acquittal Mrs. Erb and Mrs. Bei" j sol went to the offices of their attor I neys and later in the day left for Phil j adelphia. Tne future plans of t he I women are uncertain. Mrs. Beisel i says she may return to work in the j bnokbindery, while Mrs. Erb will taKC j a long rest at her mother's home in I Philadelphia. ! To Make No Contest for Estate. ! It is not probable that the widoy j will make a contest for a portion of Captain Erb's estate, most of which I was turned over to one of his sisters 1 after his death. - I ABSCONDING "COUNT" FOUND IN LONDON. Ready to Settle With Women Who Chargerl Him With Fraud. T'atrig, Jan. 7. A warrant charg ing; embezzlement was issued in this cl-.y today for the arrest of "Count" Louis Hamon. formerly known in Am erica and Rurepe as "Cherio, the Palmiat." He went to Loudon yes terday after the allegation of two Am erican women that he had defrauded thtem of valuable atocks. It is pointed cut, however, that if Hamon is a Brit ish subject, he cannot be brought here from London because Grea Britain 4oe not permit the extradition of her citizens. London. Jan. 7. "Count" Louis Ha mon. who left Paris yesterday after b'ing charged by Mrs. Julia P. New ell and Miss Josephine Pomerov of kw Tork with defrauding them of etccks said to be worth a'0, ')'"'!, w as found In London today. He nald that th transaction on which the (.barge f fraud Is based, was legitimate. .Mrs. J---el! and Miss Pomnroy appealed to i him a year aijo. according fo his storv, j to extriCHte them from a mock market dfal in New Vorlc In which tin y were I heavy losers. He succeeded in saving I parr of their fortune and rendered 1 them regular accounts. Last Novem ber he called 'upon the two women to redeem their stock, giving them plenty ef notice. As they did not comply the !oek was sold, according to '-Count" liamon, leaving J7.000 due them. He aya he is ready to pay the women whatever an expert appointed by a trench dOurt finds. DUMMY INDEPENDENT OIL COMPANIES. Testimony in Government Suit for Dis- N'mi- York, Jan. 7. That tho Stand ard Oil company had an employe w hose duly it was to start suppos. dly inde pendent oil companies in small towns, in seeming opposition to itself, was testified today hy L. H. Fasenf'jld, gen eral manager of the Red "C" Oil com pany of Baltimore, when he continued his testimony yesterday in the govern ment suit for the dissolution mi tiie Standard Oil company. He said tho Kagle Oil company was sucli a con cern and that Its cuts as a rule were met by his company to hold its trade. The reductions, he said, were never made first by his company or the other independent concerns in Baltimoie. as testified by Standard emploves in re gard to -the ol! war in Baltimore in J0OI and B.05. ! Who Eloped With Miss Whalev Hartford Police Chief Writes to Los Angeles Department. Los Angeles. Cal.. Jan. 7. A letter was received yesterday by the police department from the chief of police of Hartford. Conn., asking that detec tives search for Hew .Tere Knode Cook and Miss Floret ta Whalev. who eloped from Long Island to San Fran cisco whence it is said thev recently departed for Los Angeles. ' Whv the Hartford police desire to know- the whereabouts of Cook is not known in Los Angeles, but it is conjectured that tlie search for them may be in con nection with possible divorce proceed ings by the vife of Cook or in rela tion to the inheritance of Miss IVha ley. The pair now have two chil dren, the oldest about two vears old Hartford. Conn.. Jan. 7. chief of Po lice Gunn stated tonlcht that the letter written by him to the chief of police of Los Angeles in reference to Rev. .(ere Knode Cook was not in the Inter ests of the local police department, but was written at thp request of a friend who had asked him to mike inquiries concerning Cook. FURTHER SEVERE SHOCKS. Large Fissures Observed in Mountains Near Messina. Catania, Jan. 7. Professor Jiieeo. di rector of the observatory at Mount Etna, who returned from Messina to il a j5aidthat he had ohsM.-ve,i ai-g0 fissures in the mountains near Messina Those ran parallel to the roast. The observatory instruments marked sev eral recent shock?. Naples. Jan. 7. Despatches received here state that severe earthquake shocks occurred at Monteieone and Palmi this evening. The ruins of the rouses were shaken down and th pie were thrown into.a panic. CHARGED WITH FORGERIES. Oakland Mining Broker Arrested on Complaint of Millionaire. announced, and is case to pieces State Visibly Disappointed. Tlie tate expected a verdict of mur der in tho lirst degree in all eight caseH and was visible disanpoiru-d .coo 111:1 :,ian. tm,: of the men i cape w no twenty years, is the ....... ... cmud i tna eontession of Frank Fehi Inger. fired the shot win-ell killed Captain Ranken as he ,-was being drawn up by the rope. No Demonstration. "When tho jury's readiness to report was announced, the military uuietly siirronnded the court house and a de tail of soldiers with revolver holsters open were placed around the walls of the court room, but aside from a whispered buzz of conversation there was no demonstration. The prison ers were quickly handcuffed and taken under military escort to prison The verdict is considered a compromise and no trouble is feared bv the au-tnortfies. Washington. Jan. 7. By direction of President ftooseve-t secret s rviee men shadowed Senator Tiilman of South Carolina on the theory that possiblv he was interested in an Oregon "hind grab," and the result of that investi gation is now before the senate. Response to Senator Hale's Request. The information was contained in a communication from President Roosevelt in response to u request by Senator Hale to the hedds of the executive departments for a statement of the activities of secret service op eratives. Exhaustive replies we're forwarded to Senator Hale bv the president. They have not been made public, and Senator Hale announced that tliey would not bo until thtv had been considered by a sub-committee of the committee on appropriations which will be charged with the dulv 01 acting upon that portion of the president's annual message relating to the secret service and criticising mem bers of congress for their restrictions of its uses. Curiosity 'and Speculation in Senate. S.nm after Piesldent Roosevelt's communication to Senator Hale was received at the capitol jesterday it became noised about that it contained a reflection upon a senator from a southern state. The name of the scn ato: in question was not divulged for a time, and as a result the atmosphere of tiie seiiate was surcharged with curiosity and much specelntion. Vhen it finally became known that Senator Tillman wfis the person nieuiloned. further efforts to obtain information conct rning the character of the cliiirg-s v-: e niade. but thv ere without avail. Persons Interested Take Revenoe. Owing to several senators havinir had advance information of the char acter of the report which was to he sent to the senate, it was found out that the investigation of Senator Till man followed an ivtiack which he mado in the senate nearly a yaj- aso upon an Oregon land company which used Ids name as one of the "persons interested in the concern. Senator Tillman had already introduced a res olution directing the attorney general to prosecute suits against hp. Oregon railroad corporation w hicb rnoei'ved land grants in the lato sixties r.r a line from a California nnim to P-rt-laud. Ore. Mr. Tillman" said that, the ! use of his name was without authori ty and as a result it is declared thbt several persons interested in tin iand gnaits became augured. I Some of the interested parlies are 1 reported to have sent to Frtsident I R09?evelt copies of letters alleged to luce been written bv Siiator TiH- s ..-ni indicating mat he had an inter num t est either in one of r.-ie i:,od ...-. panics or "would be benefited by t! lano companies obtain. ng possession- 01 tne grunts in nuesimn. After re ceiving this information, it. is said President Roosevelt directed a secret service operative to tnveuligMe the part Senator Tiilman was alleged to have had in tlie land cases. Sent to Senate. -The British Steamer Avonroore, whieii was driven ashore near l.vnu-e naven miet. 111 lower Chesapeake I uuring tiie tierce storm of Dee. j-. rucccssfuily (touted 'J huivday. ine.piew York Branch of tl W of the J-ri'.T.uly Sons of Si I'a has sent to the o, .il ntllcc o na tional K-d Cross 1,11110 lor the red i.ie ita.mn eurthiuale victims. Baltimore and Ohio Express Train No. 3, westbound, collided w!l!i a leal passenger train at u ilsonlmrg near Clarksburg, Y. Va.. yesterdav. silghil.-injuriiiK- seven passcneers in the r'-ai- coach of the local train. Dr. Max West, a Special Examiner in the bureau ,,f con. orations of IP department of con men e and labor a.,d a we'd known economist, died of pii. r meniu, yesterday at his homo in Wash ington al. the of 3s vears. MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE J j English Public Revel in Sensation Equalling that of the Steinheil Case in Paris The Fort View Hotel at Winchester, Ivy-, wai. burned earlv vosterdav. A body supposed to be that of H. ij. Eals. an employe of the Hurley Tcdm.-.-o so ciety, was found in .lie ruins!. Sever. .1 persons were badly hurt in jiimpiiiH. Among the Documents Filed Thurs day in tiie orlice of the Connecticut secretary of state is ohc for the incor poration or the Noiseless Typewriter company of Mi.l.lietown, capitalized at $ti.i)!Mi.iMf. divided into 611.111111 nhan v. The fee was $2,an. Senator Warren Thursday Reportea from the committee, mi niiliwy .iff il. s J, pill providing for the 1el11sta1e111e.it in W st Point Military academy of Widiain T. Ross.. . Jr.. and Harry c. Weaver, the two llrst class men di-.- i mi.ssed last Amiust upon beiiiK con- vi.ted of the charge of hazing The Empire Theater. New York, now under iease to Charles I'rohniati. a i e-old under the hammer yesterd-jy. tc gethef with three other buildiiiRs on Broadway, for SHf.'i.M'JM to Al llaymaii of I he theatrical lirn of Al Hayin.ru & company. Mr. Hawnau is a, cae business associate of Mr. Krohiean. The Chamber of Commerce of Ne;w York State Thursday declared its. If 'u favor of empowering ibe president, of tne I rnted Slates lo negotiate a. reci procity treaty w'th c.uiada. U as voted to ask other commercial bodies to unite with them in urging eongr"ss to give such power to the president. The Stockholders of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company .a a meeting in Xew i'ork authorized -:n increase in the capital stock of t-.t, coinciitiy from $-jriit,ii.Mt..inti to ?:Pi". 1 - "i0. The purpose of this new issu- is to care for tho .jM.onil.U("i convertible bonds of the company recently s dd. Suprerrte Court Justice Erlanger yer--teroiiy adjourned to tudjy t::o appi! tatioiw.f William Henburii Rushed for the appointment of a receiver for the AVaslmigron Life Insurance company. tile assets " utucii recently were re moved overnight to I'ittsOurg. follow ing the uurciuise of the company !;. th Pittsbnrj- Life and Trust compai.y. ATTRACTIVE SPINSTER OF TWENTY-FIVE - Having been Reported as Killed in Motor Car Accident, and Her Family Maintaining Strict Secrecy About the Affair, Causes Endless Speculation-Miss Violet Gor don Charlesworth Heiress to $2,500,000. ills- London. Ja,i. 7 The? m sl.-rioii eppeiuanee and the ivmurk-tlil. of .Miss Violet (:.i.-i.... .ci.-mI.... e furnishing the English j.'uu- a sensation t-ooel t.. .-.. ..- the Steinlieil use in Paris. Reported Killed in Auto Disaster. having been thrown ever the reel worth a; lie with M iss spiaste w iln Ii Wales, one nioioriiig in tic PonniHenm.Twr, with her ' cnauiii I and th an h CliurlesH orth, of tw. my-tlvo ' parents in Bod has I n rel-olle,i dir. sist i II r; ill- oil f-aaudm i ... chauffeur aver i na t t i. clime int., collision with a r. wen oi a road alotiu the cull erlooking the -Miss i harlesivoi til the tta jMto ( file chauffeur .live lived l. Asaph, s killed ctiou of and a bod- I ifl'. Misiinjj Woman Had Picturesque Ca reer. Miss Chailcvwortir i,i.t, .-........ ... sients that of Madame Hum. its. She said that she -r.. i,... a fortune of j,,.,. ir,idf.,ti,, .i... i.Mfiil. which was to be paid r on iu-r "".Hi hlnWri.e umualecl Interi leer I b j ess of ' b it h.-r $; j OVer lo hel ' Jiiiiuarv l::. with slst.-r motor -taining - lg sea was turortn over sea. The sister and gave the forcioilmr ..... -eoi ... U1L- io ai authorities unci ""ii me member of the declined to sec imp,!; t.'.er details. Those annuel tlie scene of tragedy do not consiri. tie- body could have auuy. A woman's h;.i on tiie rocks but 1.0 indication . makiiitr tne wboie lino. 1 -.Jv.. Story of Death Generally Disbelieved. Mis Ciiarleswottb usually Bav i)er name an (Jordon and viuito.i i of a , fleooentlv aloe. ,1 . " .' J'l'"u"" and that i ilv upon the l.nr.rin,. .,A a. ' " am), uctording to the Kvening N. I,"" broker tso.uoo. si tolt a ; large country jdaee at Inverness l.t i summer which was sumptuuimly fur . f ished, the walls being draped with the Cordon pM;,i. Slo lla, ,,,,. mo i lor cars. The storv of her death is general,,- disbelieve,!. tU,iou:h her ce..... i.nvo oueren J 1 Ml for the 'l e, , o, tM ,0,p, (1, ance anu tne Tamil nice family have its or give fur wl.o have ex- the supposed T possible that been washed loiuid uo- iu a 'using endless re al pear - secrecy ar(. speculation. IMMIGRANTS LEARN Of THE SICILIAN DISASTER. Stricken W.th Grief When Told of the Great Earthquake. THREE FIRES IN NEW YORK, LOSS ABOUT $1,250,000. No Lives Lost Several Firemen Citizens Injured. and ol accidents injury to firemen or one was fatallv hurt peo- Oil Testa to Determine Value of Fuel for Warships. fianta, Barbara, Cal.. .fan. 7. The TTnlted Wates monitor Cheyenne, re eutljr converted into an oil burner nd the only 'ship iu tlie navv so e.juippid. hia-a arrived here and" has cot.,rnericd d. enei uf -ttMlvand speed trlai to aeterrninfe til value of oil 03 iuel for warships. Cept. J J. Knapp. wmmtii(Mn the- monitor, said that oil faat ka yivea excellent results Steamship Arrivals. At Havre, Jan. 7: La Lorraine, At Clhrsltar. .Tan. 7: Perugia, Tork for Jkapirs, tc ISOLATED IN HOSPITAL, VICTIM OF LEPROSY. Woman 60 Years Old, Former Mission ary to South America. .Augusta, Oa.. Jan. 7. Mrs Mary V. Kirke,. aged 60, a former missionary to South America, and for fourteen years a resident of Aiken;, S. C, is isolated in a hospital at the place, a victim of anaesthetic leprosy. For three years Mrs. Kirke has been blind. For a long time she has lived alone with a woman companion, who now faithfully remains in the guarded house in tlie capacity of T.urBe. For several years she has made her ap pearance on tho streets, but Recently neighbors began to make more search ing inquiries, which eulminated a few days ago in a. report of tho matter to the state board of health. The Aiken authorities placed armed Ruards around the house. Nothing is known htre of Mrs. Kirke' family or where she formerly lived, except her state mant that she caas from Xew Tork Oakland, Cal.. Jan. 7. K. B. Sig nor, real estate promoter and mining broker of this city, was arrested to night on complaint sworn to bv- Jame H. Murray, a multimillionaire" banker find mining man of Montana. Salt Luke and .Seattl- but more recentlv ol Monterey. ('.:!.. eharging Signor with forge-i.s aggregating nearlv ji.nuii.i.Hin. S'gnnr is a!!'-!?-ed to have ro.ued Murray's name fo four notes "i earn as well , to nu merous other negotiable documents. tn'Vi yTk.' Ja"- 7 It ''uired a,bout thiee hours work to subdue the th'ee fires which caused a loss estimated" ai 1.2o0,u0. No lives were lost but lo..,- ni-ie a number wnicli involved citizens. Xo joe iusc ot tne flres occurred at BS and 100 Hudson street, a six-storv double brick building, occupied bv the Thomas J. Bipton Tea company, K c Hazard & company and the Crandal'l & CJocley company, the two last named wholesale grocery firms. The total loss here is estimated at $.-,00,000. The fire lighters had been at work bu: a shsrt time on the Hudson street fire when n double alarm was sounded from the Bowery and Hester street scarcely a. mile erng tow-ji, Thefii-e here was in a big brick building at No 113 Bowery, occupied i,y a number of iiisiiuiaeiuring nrm. The loss JlaO.OCIl. At 8.17 p. m. an alarm was rung hi for a tiie al No. 131 Crosbv stree. near Houston, midway between the scenes of the other lire.s and a few blocks further north. The fire was in a six-story loft building occupied bv Leasle, Dailey & eompauv. straw good's, manufacturers: S. Steinfelrf & com pany, waists and laces, and Heiman 4i Lich-on. straw goods. This Pre was spectacular and difficult to light, but was-eventually drowned out when the building had been practically wreck, i 1 ne loss nere will probablv be ftjeo 000. " was The report sent to tiie senate js un derstood to contain an account of the investigation made of Senator Til1 man. It is known that the secret service prepared photographic copls of Senator Tillman's correspondence, but whi ther these exhibits were sent to Senator Hale is not known. Tillman Says Ho Will Not M ince Mat ters in His Reply. Senator Tillman was not aware that his name figured in the reports until late in the day. He then took pains to assure himself that the renorts concerning the mention of himself were well founded, but he naid on!--that he would not make anv statement until the fact of the use of ids name had nen officially promulgated, when he would address himself to the sub ject irom ins seat ni the s.nate. It is known, however that he i-e.-.ards the mention of his name as an attack upon itself from the president and he has indicated to friends thai h, will not mince matters in his reply. He has also declared to those with whom he talked that he would welcome the op portunity to express his views u,nd explain the situation. Senator Hale will probablv lay the entire matter before the enmVnittee 0:1 appropriations at u meeting to h- held next Saturday, and in that event it is probable that Mr. Tillman til hearinionday next. Five Members of the Crew of Hie schooner Annie of Liverpool. X. S., which was overwhelmed by a water spout about fifteen miles from ak Ridge. Honduras, 011 Nov. It;, were brought into New York vesierday by til' bark Annie Smith, which arrived from Belize. The sdiooii.-r was a to.:.! -los. The crew rowe, ashore follow ing the ,'.;sater. Aie.'t $79,000,000 Won' ' Be Rec.u.r.?J to ca.'-ry out the pr. .gra iniue for in creasing t ie navy as outlined to the house committee ,.11 nuvai affairs -terdae by Secretary Xew berrv of i,:c navy depcr'mrnt. Coin- ba M lesiiins -.f I'.i.tMHi tons are asked for 111 uuuiti.m : four scout cruisers, four submarine.-, ten deetrovers. three , fliers, ore re pair shin and cue ai.imur.i;i.iii sl ip. -New Wk. Jan. 7. I'.,r h.mdr.d Si'-:. 1.111 steerage p.,,.-,.,-,., , ,, ,,. steam-r Cermauia. uhlcl, arrived p.d.-.v lrotii X.ipies. were slri, I.-..,. v learned for tie., first lime of ter which bad l.elallei. ,l,..i,. id ii-iei.ds in M,-;,,. v... eartli.jiiake had r.-.u-'ii.-d t'elli.el- reached b.-r rte,- hoarded the v. in interpreter br .ke ere inclined I e of 1 be t.-.w 1 from M.-ssinii .-..i....! .i,..,i'.-i the carilKiuake had .ln!iiaae, that cii.. j .o.-ss.M.i l.s Wlpdl , interpreter. "My v. hole fainilv is the V. "--.-..-i.;.-,. i poof children; iiioy nre ai inn threw hiais.- r n,., fellow Pa-s.-eriers endieuvorcl to lulled to be.ill 'US"d ahoiii the when ili the liisa.s relat iyen a word of th. 1 hem until the dock, when a r.-p se and throuv;li ; tne n, s to them. Thev' to be incredulous until .a ng'-i CATHOLIC PRIEST ARRESTED. tung woman Believed to Be Tetta Wae With Him. Mia N'e;v ' the C:r.i Iron: Si. in, i , i fcl.i. win ";' " Nicholas SianL die priest wl, disappeared l l-"r . Xew irk. a weeK .liiii. t Tesia, a 17 ,-Mr oM n cne of hl i.iirUb- -d tuat ci replied ,., ne.'uil lrP today by dele, I i v. fro,,, t he central office' and plac.,1 under arrest. , Ui,J with nb ""''"" Walt Si.ini at tin-e of hW arrest was a .vouiig woman, heaved ,v tne pod.-,, to 1,0 the Test girl. -i,B gave h. r iiS.11, Juliet Siani and !,.. do, I j red she u,s Siani's wife. Tln couple were foppd at u ,,,, n e.ie, Mrce;. ,- cliaige of as inane nya ,pi : j,. I lie t .v.. w, re locked headoiwii-lers vearancv young wom up ilt 4li then -U. ,1 and Tli anil though ids crowded arouofl aiK con.i'irt l.iiu. he ,011 his fat... ,iihrs Ihr TOLEDO CATHEDRAL UNSAFE. Celebrated Gothic "Edifice in Spain Ha Been Condemned. Witlt'e. .bOllt tile DISCUSSED CABINET APPOINTMENTS. President-elect Taft Has Satisfactory Talk .With His Secretary of State. ua'',".'e. iiucstioi.e.i iiim frantically eooTii in. ais.-iiter. and wept and ice.. iiiiMi.3 or .-at. r-hrieking .... .,.:ressmg d'd Hie s -en- come t.l.-l- lie --ip;. i;,,.. ...I.,.-,,, lv o is-0111 iiiue u:-. tii Hie Sicilians had left the ship. 01 in- iiasseiigern ileel.ired v -.n i reiurt: to siicily at on. were dissuaded when il,,.v lornied that the dead would hale ourieu long belore tiler th-dr hoiuts. Tol-do. Spain. Jan. 7. A boT mt ciiilects has pr itiounc -.l th .-.. one of ihr !al ae-t an Cothlc "i:;i,-,.s 1,1 r,i 1 liable to oilers', T" ipk 'in- a r dr.il at T.,!e,. most . eleb-ate. ro;je. uTl.s.tfe an ca the, ',.-,! se,-vi doer,' !., the I'll, ii-.ii .,, V-inj.y. GRAVE CONTAINING 1,300 BODIES. but One Hundred Feet Wide, 30 Feet Dee- until .Many at I h, y i 111- coiih) iv l Earthquake Victims. Augusta. (In.. Jan. 7. President elect Taft took counsel today with Philander U. Knox, his secretary of state, on the subject of cabim-i ap pointments. Mr. Taft lias heretofore annou:i:ed .hat the judgment of Sen ator Knox is to have reut .veikint with him in selecting the other men ! who a.e to be in his caoiiiet. ith this in minit, it may lie .said that I the preliminary and formative periods I of this importar.i work have no rue, I 1 I into that of making definite ,1, vision. and of offers and -e-'-epiaiu-es ol j places. Mr. Taft would e,, discus, lor publication, or otia-rw i.--. , h.t, , said was tlie long and 1,1, .si satis:':,. - ! fry Ulie-he had this a'fteritoo:, wi'l:! "IMPULSIVE INSANITY." Abeniet Dr. Manson on Witness Stand in Hains Case. Blushing . Y.. J.,. 7.-'l'l,e trial jiiununn jenKins Hi.-in leached stage today fre.i;,.,it in homicide , where testimony is had from exiiertt and alienlj.t. Hams placed on the mirrfT I ir. I,. .vi.-inson. an alienist, who. atier I M-!i!J J.,11. 7. A m.,-t luipressfvt 1 funeral cereuioi-c m witnessed rear ! here tod.iy h, ii Ar, 1, bishop Harriso i made Ids nv throueii the town 1 through lb - ruin of tiie city fo IM ctnetery t Mar, .srosko and blessed n ! rrave one hundred ft wld and thlrtv reet deep coma nliif. l.Hl.n bodies. Th dead were piled on- op lop of th olhr and the remain' i;e hen eov- a..-. , (,:o win, qua winir. me premte na u.-dical followed to the eeuieiery by a Tn,n onas.-i I K.it.irinc f ur lrs. n hose lament. :amu,-i 1 1 1011s initialed with the Latin wnraa ef listen- , the service .mil benedict ien. Itf)- tlb.t IN HONOR OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS. Most Picturesque of the Official White House Receptions. the senator. The two m.-n ar to getimr practically lit,- eic.i tomorrow, vs the result of w;;i president-elect indicated that ii be possible ,o ntalie a pariial for pubKca'ion. Mr., Knox via" very IVai.k le that W!!l-l his 1 hir f acce Obviolisiv e - slrc'i he added. Hie Id. a! t'-rs talked over ,-ested with Mr a'ld these de been made. It is i:t ,1 : I th t '.- b, ipg ask,.,! lo yie III' ju.'-jp I gardhi-! ii" a n l"o ti Ai r. i tati, l s.-.. cted alter i I 1 ,ou a lid eoi.su i ieade's rate, a- ti j itiai -t-r;-s of ill si: ci 1 1 a ' is;ol,s w itll i L' i 1 t Pi ,e re dav ! dl la.- : illielll ' report J Taf-il li;: n 1 .- For Anti- preferred Prison to 2er Liberty. Oklahoma City, Ok'.a., Jan. 7. Fort . -five prisoners in the city 1all last r.litht tunneled their wav to freedom, c'o'- m I ting a breath of icy air all hm i,,... from i voluntarily returned. They declared I they pr, forred prison to freeiorn in zero aeath-r. v Commercial Traveler Killed by Hose Wagon. Boston, Jan. 7. Bewildered after the rapid passage In front of him of a fire engine James Hazen Cone of German town, Pa., a commercial traveler, to night walked in the way of a hose wagon which followed Che engine on its waj- to a small lire and was instanilv killed. Cope waa about 30 vears of age. Attell and Weeks Signed. Ooldfleld, Xev.. Jan. 7. Articles of agreement were signed today by Abe Attell, champion featherweight of the world, and Neddie Weefcs to fight a thirty round championship battle nest Thursday evening, under the auspices of the "Tex'' Rlckar club. Five ounce gloves and toft turgipai bandages are aiiowabi an'der he apreeffient. Great Northern Train Derailed. Amendment of Sherman Trust Act. Xew York. Jan. 7. The important announcement that it has appointed a committee to nrer-ar. ti, A.,t r bill to be presenieil to ,-nnm f., the amendment of the Sherman ati. act was made tonieht bv the Civic Federation. trust National Canadian Pacific to Spend $30,000,000 in Construction Work. Winnipeg, Jan. 7. It is announced that the Canadian Pacific railway tills year will spnd $30,000,000 in construc tion work on its western lines Sec ond Vice President Whvte will leave this week for Montreal to present the matter to the executive committee of the railway. Mr. ci.oiiiet offers wer lira, crpted. from may i-e seen thai ences with Mr. K11 tions to a finaiitv aid Kno :s j re- i ,;Ct l.i.s I.-:.- j i-r iom; ,-onsidt-ra - il ion w tth early ) 1 'ok jo, int., in- 1 siii.je.-t. i ate,! to P. Stone Mr - - cj.j.ifii. TVs? .... ..a... r.v,r,.-at Norrhern train rt'e railed at Commercial Point. Th engine went over into the bfljr. The fireman la reunited drowned. Republican Senators Given Committee Assignments. Washington. Jan. 7. The republican senators were given committee as signments today to occupy them until the Sixty-first congress is organized after March 4. Senator Page of Ver mont wan made chfeirmau ot the com mittee to investigate trespasses upon Indian lands and a member oi the committers gn fisheries aid revision of the law. AVashington. Jan. 7. -The fir d .1110 ; most pictiiresque of tlie official While I House receptions of the eason was j that given in Donor of tlie diplomatic 1 corps tonight. Diplomatic, oflda! ami I social Washington was pre .-en t in huge' numbers. ' 1 One touch of brilliant color which ! usually adds to the richness of u i the fact that China's repi-. -eutritives, ! '''"'.'V' u the fecial ambassador and the ,-hi- i 'T! "'T -r-nese minister and their suites are i ' .'...".""' '' "' . mourning because of the recent den ci, s, ,' 'vc . '"'" "' "-''?' of their emoeror. Dlpioimit- from' Heel of snecuU'Mon re'atn other countries, however, lent color to 1 V"'T ", ! . ''"bluet, the beautv of the scene , ! T1,'a' t1"' '''gai,iz.,n,,iis .,! Beginning at 9 o'clock, 'he long line I u"",r of i-arriaaf! and niiinmnMI, ..(,.,..:. . 1 rm" ' HelTlck of "duo tor a alorig the side and entire front of the White Houee grounds began to empty their hundreds of guet ar the east entrance ot tne brightly illumina'cd j executive mansion. Forming in liiic ! in tne lower corridor, the guests- passed i up the steps to the main floor, thence j through the hall to the state dining I room and to the blue room, w here th.: j president and Mrs. Roosevelt .assisted i by cabinet members and their wives, i stood in the receiving line. The guests I then passed through to tho spacious ! east room and wide main hull, where diplomat"", members of the supreme court, cabinet officers, members of congress, prominent government pkt utive officers and members of socie mingled in one larje and brilliati throng. House guests at the White House are Mr. and Mrs. Franklin D Roose velt. Mrs Wolcurt and Mr aiJ M-s C. H. ShurUi. nt,y ti a' no outstanding and . v. iiich ii readliy i ;hotil.l the cnier- ' x bring the ones- j 1 the mini! of t'-e afterwards v, ill the offers and n - j - men he has tie- i tit !..- 1 1 nte. a nd w U' all IM' to tiie 2& Queen of Hate TAf Jnf f KI.VC AX!) Ljl llKX i.iK ITABT. has I tin -in by Hie centiv 't-lu-s r ac ion in g.,;,i lie;: I ts of their i ,1 eir s,ib.jec of tlie terrible domain, liaxe Ihoiiiike which ml) endHred pittee. was in.h. (lav by Warren of the In, ,, notiv ra ilroac ,,:' M; - cabincl 1 Taft to- 1 r.d i-li iof j I'lll. Uelo,l coll- ' rea-dlon i 'a .i.,ai:; fared that on Am.. Ilains s.'a.t W'llii.i u sutferiiiK- li-iiii "iio- QUAKES IN SWITZERLAND. Severe Shocks Wednesday at Zermatt and St. Nicholas. Berne. Switzerland. Jan. 7. ever earth shocks ere felt yesterday ;,t J Zermatt. one of tlie most famous :m,l I frcouiaited resorts of Switzerland, an 1 ! at St. Xicholas. The direction of liiej shocks was from southeast to north- i west. I ; ing to a h.vpot Inn j tabling the lay fac Hyius' s.-mity. de 1.".. when CHplain K. Anni.-t. iie v. as puNive insatnty." 'Ihoiiu-.u 1 -isj i ii.j Iaig cross exauiiiM tioii was concluded at the morning ses sion and the defense b'gun the pres. eiii.tto.n ot expert evidence In prove the insanity of Captain Hains. COLD WAVE LOSING ITS FORCE In a Movement to the East Centered in Eastern Ontario. Alabama Prohibition Law Upheld. IP 1 1 Ti e. Ala.. Jan. 7 7 The ,s t a t m j , r a hibirton law was upheld here today w net, a Honor demise was refused the local irebate ceur in Pork Thief Jumped Jnio River. Calais, Me.. Jan. 7. In an attew.pt t escape arrestjeday for sieving park Fnx plunged iiiiv the St. ,'ro rive' and was so ihorouraly chilled that be died shortly aflv hi,ig rescued. . Box ii ('J van axe. Plea of Gu.ltv of MurHer in Second Degree Agreed To. Dedlutm. Mass., Jan. 7. Bistrict Attorney Tliomas E. Grover of Nor folk county today agreed to allow a Plea of murder iu the second dear rrom tjr. aiur B. Anisbun, ed witii the murder of' hit wife r.crr.e cf the latter' mother in Hyde Park, on Christmas day. 1907. Dr. Arnesburyt case wili come before jiaige jnugMr ,j. Snermah in rhe su- perler court next Monday. Denbury. - There la Jod skatins; 1 A. 9 ktf-oeia. Washington. Jan. wldi'ii extends over the already has lost some of movement lo ni" east. a. Tile Cold Will e entire con ill r , it s force In a ' coinpanied bv I strong nortneasterly winds. I he weather htireau nniiounced to night tilat the wave is centered in I eastern Ontario. Ijjw temperatures. ! which have been recorded l,i Hie in- cuara- i leriur states, will nut charge' nlitviul ai tne ly. icpai suowe nave ojcUiTtu m tn miaae ana nortn Atlantic state o-ieiiili Hv .r. hbisbop waiked thr.ma'i lite ruins and bleb'-ai the lo litan- Ijos I. "'e nuliierv ,.l,-g. tiie bansck-t am! i lie ar.-lilih hop's h.nis.w ronniirter inH I ilea wrecked edltlcesas so main cemeteries. I'nder them wr.. i)e mains of soldi,-! , si.iideiitx, iolleetiien, priests .in,! monk". Death of Sister Louisa Mary in Men. . trial. ,i','l J-'"- ". A despatch received at the Conveiif-of St. Margarets Sif ters (Mpiscopall announces tl death in Montreal today of Sinter Boui-a Mary of lids city. for tnirtv yrar moiher super!, - 0f t ordf-r tn" this cMiiuliy ,,u, CJM,. -,,1, Sister 1-iI.sm. Mary w.s bori: in I-.i.eU u-P S ve, ao. Ihr fa uiiy uame was Stone" fcihe ,-anie lo Boston in 1K7:!. v.Hr Rl,i Rev. Clmries '-. firafton, bishon of ton Bp I-,,c. establislied th sister hood in America. ' Vice Consul Cutting Unhurt. ' vv aSiimscCJi .fan V --Amkj.i in the far From irttinia northward t'nff are for sttow' in the Ivm ' te-mr rat urs. Curtis have prevailed ir. th irr.iildla t nir ;.iav T-."7-rTr'" tat and general .row. hs v- 1 Zr.L.r..'! uyuy nortuwest. ilf,4 j..,!- ,n -...' Hie Indicn- 1 ouake ,1-sder ar in.foni jsw AHai.lic uvrfAellv vll u.l.w wm. . eoefi, states inm.irrnv- n .' 1. I ..:.. i . ... M I'aersaina. Is ,ui p wic wauau.-a mere. 1