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1909,
VOL LI. NO. 13.
NORWICH, CONN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1909.
PRI E TWO CENTS.
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THERE WAS GNASHING OF TEETH
In Hpuse Corridors as Members Tried to Look
Happy Over Announcements.
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEES APPOINTED
Disappointed Members Met to Compare Notes Sore
Ones Claim that Erandegee Supporters were Named
on Railroads Committee Senators Express Them
selves as well Satisfied with Mr. Brooks' Selections.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 14. A very few
minutes sufficed to do the business of
the general assembly today, but after
those few minutes were over a large
number of members of the house stood
In the corridors gnashing their teeth
as they tried to look happy when ask
ed as to their committee appointments.
Upstairs a number of disappointed
members met to compare notes. Many
of the members claimed that their al
legiance to Judge Malone of Bristol for
the speakership or to Mr. Hill for the
scnatorshlp had not been overlooked.
Speaker Banks Found Difficult Task.
Sneaker Banks found he had a diffi
cult task on his hand to apportion the
committees, and was himself greatly
surprised that there were many dis.
epointments.
Representative Burnet Floor Leader.
By his selection as house chairman
of the judiciary committee, of which
Senator Searls Is the senate chairman,
representative Charles D. Burnes of
Greenwich, who is ill at present with
appendicitis, will be floor leader. At
last session Judge Banks, who lost the
speakership in his race with Major
Tllson, became house leader. Judge
Malone both through his own contest
for the speakership and because of his
constant participation in the debates
of lust session, several times coming
to the assistance of Representative
liurm-s. who was house chairman of
the committee on railroads, when re
ports of that committee were under
fire, was fcxrected to be the house
lender. He was placed as fourth mem
ter. Claim of Discontented Ones.
The Oilier members of the commit
tee are Bush of Orange, Bartlett of
Jirldgeport, Piatt of Milford, Cronin of
New London, Huxford of Stamford
Pnirke of Manchester and iHiggins of
Winchester. It was claimed In the
discussion of tl'e committee appoint
ments by the discontented ones that
"ry republican member of the com
mutes save Judge Malone was a Bran-
degee suporter. Other committees
were also held up to scrutiny.
On the Excise Committee.
On the excise committee Judge
IMarsden of Madison is house chair
man, Mr. L003 of New Haven being
ranking member. The chairmanship
frad been offered to Mr. Huxford of
Ftamford, but he did not want it, and
rnany protests were made against Mr.
1Ooh' appointment. Mr. Culver of Sey.
tnour, who was chairman of the com
mittee on claims last session. Is on
the committee this time, but as second
member.
Shell Fisheries a New Committee.
The shell fisheries committee, a new
ne, is made up mostly of members
from the shore towns. It Is expected
o have considerable business. Repre
sentative Parker of Hartford heads the
committee on corporations, of which
Senator Barn urn is the chairman. Sen
ator Blakeslo of .New 'Haven is In
charge of the appropriations, and Sen
ator Luddington is on that of military
affairs.
Senators Satisfied With Selections.
Usually the committee lists are pre-
r.ared for distribution ,but this time,
here were only a few copies, and the
members had to flock to the clerks'
Cesks in each body and look up their
fippointments. Many members left
without definite knowledge of what Is
liefore them. The senators expressed
themelves well satisfied with Senator
aimnlra' caloAfinnn
In both branches a few matters I
HAHMS CASE GOES TO JURY.
defendant Has Every Hope of Acquit
tal, He Says.
Flushing, N. T., Jan. 1. The Jury in
the case of Thornton Halns retired at
4 5'5 o'clock this afternoon to deter
mine whether the Indictment charging
lilm with being a principal with his
fcrother, Captain Peter C. Hains, Jr.,
In the killing of William E. Annis was
r roved or not. The defendant was
aken to the sheriffs room, where be
Kvas kept under guard.
"I am not guilty and tha Jury will
riot find me so," said Thornton Hains,
s he was led away. "The only thing
I fear is possibly a disagreementwhich
will mean another long stay 1n prison
before my case can again be passed
' fcpon.
"I have everyhope the Jury will ac
Qult me."
The Jurors were carefully guarded m
heir deliberations. The Jnry room in
tiie old town hall of Flushing was for
torljr the tewn lockup, end when tha
fury retired the deputy sheriff closed
he steel door that opened into the
room. Outside of the building ven
turesome prowlers were warned by a
quad of policemen stationed near the
windows of the Jury room. In the hall
way officers warned away Inquiring
pertatore. Justice Crane sent word
to the Jurors that he would remain up
oil night to receive the verdict, as he
did not desire to lock up the Jury. By
arrangement with counsel a physician
remained near the Jury room to min
ister to Juror Walsh, should his in
juries demand It. A sofa was placed
In the Jury room so that the injured
Jwor could recline and rest himself
dnring- tha deliberations. Three cots
arr alSo placed In the room for the
convenience of Jurors.
Jury Still Out at 2.25 This Morning.
Flush ia. Jan. 15. The Jury was
etlll out at 2.25 this morning and no
word had been heard from them. Jus-
Jlce Crane said he would remain with
n easy distance of the court all night
In order to receive a yerdict whenever
the Jury was ready to render one.
Counsel for the defense said at this
hour that it looked like a disagreement.
DIED IN A PULLMAN CAR.
Lewis M. Hallowell, Prominent Citizen
of Baltimore.
Boston, Jan. 14. On tils way from
Jefferson, N. to bis home in Balti
more, accompanied by his family, Lew
Is M. Hallowell, 66 years old, became
111 in a Pullman car of a Boston and
(Maine railroad train, and died Just be
fore reaching the North station in this
fity tonight. Mr. Hallowell is said to
have been a prominent citizen of Bal
timore. Medical Examiner J. T. Ma
grath, who examined the body, stated
that oeath was 4u t natural cause.
came in. but nothing was done, as the
committees had not organized.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
COMMITTEES NAMED.
Full List as Announced by President
Pro Tern. Brooks of Senate and
Speaker Banks of House.
Hartford, Jan. 14.--Following Is a
full list of the legislative committees
l.ained today by President pro tern.
Brooks of the senate and Speaker
Banks of the house of representatives:
Agriculture; Senators Stiles, Twelfth
district; Barnum, Thirty-second dis
trict. A pproprlations Senators Blakes'.ee,
Ninth district; Allyn. Nineteenth dis
trict. Banks Senators Goodwin, Second
district; Holzer, Twenty-first district
Capitol Furniture and Grounds
Senators Holzer, Twenty-first district;
Shanley, Eleventh district.
Cities and Boroughs Senators Mid
dleton, Seventh district;- Chamberlin,
Third district.
Claims Senators Latimer, Eight
eenth district; Alsop, Fifth district. '
Congressional and Senatorial Dis
tricts Senators Bradford. Twentieth
district; Blakeslee, Ninth district.
Constitutional Amendments Sena
tors Arnold. Twenty-second district;
Philips; Seventeeth district.
Education Senators Luther, First
district; Brinsmade, Twenty-fifth dis
trict. Engrossed Bills Senators Middle
ton, Seventh district; Shanley, Elev
enth district.
Excise Senators Bradford, Twen
tieth district; Turner, Thirty-third
district.
Federal Relations Senators Court
ney, Tenth district; Fenn, Fourth
district.
Finance Senators Arnold, Twenty
second district; Burnham, Twenty
ninth district.
Fish ' and Game Senators Fenn,
Fourth district; Reed, Twenty-seventh
district.
Forfeited Rights Senators Stile?,
Twelfth distric'.; Ludington, Eighth
district.
Humane Institutions Senator Hig
gins, Thirty-fiff.h district; Peck, Twenty-fourth
district.
Incorporator s Senators Barnum,
Thirty-first Uiutrict; Stiles, Twelfth
district.
Insurance Senators Chase. Fif
teenth district; Abbe. Sixth district.
Judiciary Senator) Searls. Twenty
eighth uistrict; Latimer, Eighteenth
district.
Labor Senators Fenn, Fourth dis
trict; Heineman, Thirteenth district.
Legislative Expenses Senators Al
lyn. Nineteenth district; Hurley, Six
teenth district.
Manufacturers Senators Reed,
Twenty-seventh district; Chase, Fif
teenth district.
Military Affairs Senators Luding
ton. Eighth district; Reed, Twenty
seventh district.
New Counties and County Seats
Senators. Manwarin.?, Twenty-third
district; Brinsmade, Twenty-filth dis
trict. New Towns and Probate Districts
Senators Shanley. Eleventh district;
Holer, T'jrenty-first district.
Public Health and Safety Senators
Phillips. Seventeeth district; Silli-
man, 1 wenty-sixth district.
Putnam Memorial Camp Senators
(Continued on Page Eight.)
ROCKEFELLER IN GOOD HEALTH.
Will Live to Be a Hundred Years Old,
His Doctor Declares.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 14. Dr. H. Big
gar, physician and close personal friend
of John D. Rockefeller, today jdenied
the report that the oil magnrfle was
suffering from rheumatism. He said
Mr. Rockefeller was enjoying perfect
health.
"He will live to ba a hundred years
old," said Dr. Biggar, "by these simple
rules: First, he acoids all worry; sec
ond, he takes penty of exercise In the
open air; third, he never overloads
his stomach and always gets up from
the table a little hungry. If men would
iouow Air. Rockefeller's physical meth
ods we would all be young at 70."
FOR A YEAR AND A DAY
Former Chief Deputy of U. S. Customs
Sentenced to Leavenworth Prison.
St. Louis. Jan. 14. Alonzo F. Shrin
er, formerly chief deputy of United
States customs here, pleaded guilty to
day to a charge of embezzling $5,500
from the government. Judge TiV-ber
of the United States district court fin
ed him $2,113, the amount of one of the
counts, and sentenced him to Impris
onment in the federal prison at Leav
enworth, Kansas, for a vear and a day.
Shrlner was secretary of the republican
central committee when appointed to
office five years ago. His shortages
ranged from $1 to $50 each.
LINCOLN ANNIVERSARY.
G. A. R. Advocates a National Celebra
tion February 12.
Washington, Jan. 14. The Grand
Army of tha Republic desires a nation
al celebration of the 100th anniversary
of the birch of Lincoln, on February 12,
and has asked President Roosevelt to
Issue a proclamation to the country
Inviting and urging such a celebration.
The matter was laid before the presi
dent today by General H. M. Nevius of
New Jersey, commander in chief of the
organization, and General F. F. Bur
dette of this city, past commander in
chief. The president said he would be
glad to giva consideration to the sug
gestion and would taks It up with his
cabinet at tomorrow's meeting.
RELIEF SHIP CELTIC
En Route to Messina, Arrived at Gib
raltar Yesterday.
Gibraltar, Jan. 14. The United States
transport Celtic, which sailed from
New York December 31, laden with
earthquake sufferers In Italy and Sleily,
n'wvru iitrie luuay ana sauea lomgm
Cor ilesslnju
Cabled Paragraphs
Paris, Jan. 14. The American club
at its annual meeting today-re-elected
us oia omcers, with Coi. Theodore a,
Talcahuano, Chile, Jan. 14. The first
division of the United States Pacific
fleet, which has been here on a visit
for ten days, saidel today Jfcr alpa
raiso. E
Pau. France, Jan. 14. Wilbur
Wright, who arrived here today, says
there is no truth in the report that he
has been engaged by King Alphonso
or tspain to teach him to' ny. Mr.
Wright inspected the field where he
is to teach pupils in aviation.
Dorking, England. Jan. 14. The fu
neral of Lady William Beresford at
ner late residence, Deepdene, today-
was attended by a large gathering of
relatives, friends and employes on the
estate. Among those present were the
Aiarquis of Waterford. Lords Chaties
and Marcus Beresford and Mrs. George
Cornwallis-West. The body was taken
tc a crematorium and the ashes, fol
lowing the expressed wish of the de
ceased, were taken for burial to Cur
raghmore, Ireland, for interment In the
lamily burying place.
TILLMAN IN SENATE
DISCUSSED "ANANIAS CLUB."
Attorney General and Postmaster Gen
eral Eiigib'j to Membership.
Washington, Jan. 14. The "Ananias
club was discussed in the senate to
day by Senator Tillman, who declared
that statements made by Attorney
General Bonaparte and Postmaster
General Meyer in reply to his reply to
cnarges made against him by the pres
ident in relation to his contemplated
purchase of Oregon timber linds madd
them eligible to membership In that
organ' ttion. He again defended his
action and tid In fighting the "un
scrupulous men" who are determined
to "destroy" him he was "prepared for
anything, even assassination."
The bill to establish postal savings
banks and the omnibus claims bill
were under consideration during the
day.
THEATRICAL TROUPE IN PERIL,
Presence of Mind of an Actor Prevent'
ed Serious Disaster.
Danville, III., Jan. 14. The presence
of mind of a member of a theatrical
troupe was responsible for prevention
of a serious disaster late today, when
the lives of sixty-four passengers were
put in peril in a collision of cars near
here. A theatrical company en route
from Urbana to Danville was running
a special on the "Wabash road, and
when the train reached the top of a
grade six miles south of Danville a
drawbar on the rear coach broke loose
and the coach started down the grade
at forty miles an hour. Arthur Hill, a
member or the troupe, was standing on
the rear platform, and as the runaway
rounded a curve he saw a train in the
distance advancing on them. He ap
plied the brakes, but before the coach
was brought to a stop May Poth and a
Mis3 Hudson, who were on the rear
platform. Jumped. Dorothy Hutchin
son remained on the coach and when it
struck she was thrown against a tele
graph pole and was injured about the
shoulders. Miss Poth had an elbow
dislocated and Miss Hudson suffered
a sprained ankle. Several others were
shaken up, but escaped serious in
jury. R. J. OWYER APPOINTED.
Succeeds Late John G. Mitchell as
Deputy Secretary of State.
Hartford. Jan. 14. Colonel M. H.
Rogers, the secretary of state, today
appointed Richard J. Dwyer deputy
secretary to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of John G. Mitchell.
The appointment of Mr. Dwyer is
very gratifying to his friends and to
the puKic. For thirty years he has
been connected with the secretary's
office, and is thoroughly familiar with
all the details of its routine. He has
enjoyed the confidence of successive
secretaries by efficiency and fidelity.
This forenoon Colonel Rogers request
ed the attendance of the clerical force
of the office in the inner office, and
when they were all assembled he for
mally announced the appointment of
Mr. Dwyer. Mr. Dwyer accepted the
appointment with thanks. He was
heartily congratulated by his office
associates.
MISSING PASTOR FOUND
Almost Exhausted from Exposure
Lost in New Mexico Mountains.
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 14. A searching
party which had been looking for two
days for Rev. V. T. Tracy, pastor of an
Episcopal church of Brooklyn. N. T.,
who was supposed to have been lost
during the recent storm in the Gau-ie-loupe
mountains oil New Mexico, found
him last night in an abandoned hut in
the foothills. Rev. Mr. Tracy vhad
stumbled into the cabin during the
storm when he was almost exhausted
and taken shelter there.
TO COUNT ELECTORAL VOTE.
House Resolution Fixes February 10,
at 1 p. m. for Ceremony.
Washington, Jan. 14. February 10,
1P09, at one o'clock, was designated
today as the time for counting the
electoral vote In the house of repre
sentatives by the terms of concur
rent resolution reported by Mr. Bur
rows from the committee on privileges
and elections, and passed by the sen
ate. Sidewalk Theater Ticket Speculators
Not Out of Business.
New York, Jan. 14. New York thea
tergoers vtho have been congratulating
themselves that after today t'nev
would 1e rid of the sidewalk tioke"t
speculators will be disappointed, for a
flaw has been found in the recently
passed ordinance to prohibit the prac
tice which renders it a njllity. This
was the decision of Assistant Corpora
tion Counsel Sterling today, to whom
the matter of validity had been re
ferred.
More Voluntary Confessions by Night
t Riders.
Union City. Tenn.. Jan. 14. The
prosecution in the night rider cases se
cured further evidence today when '.w
of the men held in connection with the
lynching if Captain Ranken made vo -untary
confession, telling of the part
they had In the affair and of others
who they asserted participated. The
triails will be probably resumed tomor
row. Louisiana Oil City Destroyed by Fire.
Shreveport, La., Jan. 14. Fire last
night destroyed practically every busi
ness building in the town of Oil City,
located 23 miles north of here in the
Caddo oil fields. Most of the build
ings were frame structures built since
the oil and gas rush began.
Iowa's Governor Sworn In.
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 14. Geryl F.
Carroll was today sworn In as Iowa's
governor. Governor Carroll advocated
the creation of a'publio utilities com
mission by increasing the railway com
mission membership to five and en
larging; its powers.
Leap for Lifejlct
At Hotel Fire
FOURTEEN OF THE GUESTS
WERE INJURED.
SEVERAL DRAMATIC RESCUES.
Kansas State Senator Stewart Low
ered Several Parsons From Window
Upon a Mattress and Then Jumped.
Topeka. Kan., Jan. 14. All hope that
Isaac Lambert, the Emporia attorney
and politician, might have escaped
from the fire that destroyed the Cope
land hotel here early today, was given
up this afternoon. It is believed he
was suffocated while trying to make
his way down a smoke filled hallway
and was burned to death. When last
seen he stood at an upper window
begging the firemen to save him. Fi
nally he disappeared into the interior.
Injured Will Recover.
It Is likely that all of the fourteen
injured guests will recover. Repre
sntativa M. W. Smith is the most se
riously hurt, but his condition late to
day was favorable.
Dramatic Rescues Led by State Sen
ator Stewart.
Several dramatic rescues were made
during the progress of the fire, nota
blyby J. W. Stewart, state senator
from Sedgwick county, and W. Y. Mor
gan, editor of the Hutchinson News.
When tie was awakened Senator
Stewart ran into the hall and found
T. B. Murdock, editor of the Eldorado
Republican, and Mr. and Ms. W. Y.
Morgan groping their way through the
smoke. AH started toward the fire
escapes but they were cut off by the
llames in the hall. Stewart rushed in
to a room and throwing open the
window grabbed a mattress- and threw
it out. The mattress fell on the roof
of a two-story building adjoining the
hotel, but to one side of the window.
Holding T. B. Murdock by the hands,
very much like trapeze performers hold
each other in doing the "leap for life,"
Senator Stewart swung Murdock out
from the building and to one side, and
then let itxdrop to th emattress.
Mrs. Morgan and Mr. Morgan were
dropped to the mattress in the same
way. Mrs. Morgan, however, struck a
timber on the roof and her leg was
broken. Then Senator Stewart him
self jumped out of the window upon
the mattress. E. B. Jewett, repre
sentative from Sedgwick county, and
former warden of the state peniten
tiary, also helped several persons to
escape.
Body of I. E. Lambert Found.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 14. Blackened
by smoke and threatening to cave in
at any time on an interior of utter
ruin, all that remains of the Copeland
hotel tonight, the rallying point of
the republican party of Kansas for
years, are the four outer walls. The
body of I. B. Lambert, ex-United
States district attorney for Kansas,
was found in tht ruins tonight, with
the head, legs and arms burned off.
The body was found in the northeast
corner of the build.ng. Fourteen of
the guests were most seriously hurt.
The hotel is a complete loss, estimat
ed at "$120,000. Insurance was carried
to the amount of $41,000.
COLLECTOR AND CASH MISSING.
Police Looking for W. I. Gallagher of
American Express Co.
Boston. Jan. 14. The fact that a col
lector of the American Express com
pany and $5,000 in cash were missing
was made known tonight when the
police sent out a general alarm lor the
apprehension of Walter I. Gallagher, a
collector of the company.
The police state that Gallagher went
to the Court Square office of the Amer
ican Express company today to make
the usual collection and received $5,000
in cash, which he was supposed to de
liver immediately to the mam office.
Ga.'lagher did i.ot show up at the offl'-e.
it is cluimed, and-the police were noti
fied.
CARMICHAELL'S BRAIN
Examined by Physicians Unm'stake-
able Signs of Insanity.
Detroit.Mich.. Jan. 14. The brain of
Rev. John H. CtirmichaeT, who killed
Gideon Browning in the Rattle Run
church and committed suicide at
Catharge. 111., was examined by four
physicians here tonight. At the con
clusion of the autopsy the physicians
stated that they had found unmistake-
abie evidence of insamtv.
The doctors agreed that the marks
found upon the body, which had given
rise to the report that the dead min
ister had been addicted to the use of a
hypodermic syringe for administering
drugs, had all been made after the
minister's death.
DOUBLE DEALING.
Statement by John W. Kern, Who Was
Defeated by Shively.
Indianapolis, Jan. 14. The election
of Benjamin F. Shively of South Bend
as nominee for United States senator
by democratic members of the legisla
ture early today, was followed this af
ternoon by a statement from John W.
Kern, who was Shiveiy's strongest op
ponent. :oncernmg- the secret 'ballot,
against which Kern made a hard fisht,
he says it made possible not only the
betrayal of constituents by their rep
resentatives but "all sorts of Treachery,
double dealing and corrupt practices."
f-niveiv was nominated on the twen
tieth ballot after the caucus had bal
loted for five hours.
JABBED IN EYE WITH UMBRELLA
Massachusetts Man Died Half an Hour
Later.
Boston, Jan. 14, Henry C. Fay o
lexington was jaonea in the. eye with
an umbrella on a downtown street to
night and dried half an hour later of a
fractured skull, tiie umbrella end hav
ing penetrated four inches through the
eye and into the skull. Fay was en
tering a saloon and as he was passing
through the swinging doors came in
contact with an unknown msn. The
latter, it is claimed, jai-bed at Fay will)
the umbrella, hitting him in the r
Fifty-Three Bcdies Tafcen from Lick
Branch Mine.-r! ,,.
Bluefleld, W. Va., Jan. 14. rNot V
single body has been brought buTi-oft
the Lick Branch colliery . since- WCriy
morning. The men a ork in the
mines today were busy-ijnereasing the
area into which fresh air is to be
pumped, 60 that further recovery of
the bodies of the explosion v ictims
could be made. Fifty-three have been
taken out, forty-two of whom have
'been identified. According to the best
information obtainable, there are yet
twelve victims In the mine. This will
bring the list of dead up to sixty-five
Nominated
By Gov. Lilley
CHARLES B. WALLER FOR NEW
LONDON JUDGESHIP.
SENATE AND HOUSE SESSIONS
Bill for Free Ferries Across Thames
and Connecticut Rivers Other Bills
and Resolutions,
Hartford. Jan. 14. The senate was
called to order at 12.15 by Lieutenant
Governor Weeks. Prayer by Chaplaiu
Sexton.
Close Season for Shad.
By Senator Fenn Making the close
season for shad from June 21 to March
31; limiting the term of a hunter's
license to the open season. Fisheries
and game.
For Free Ferries.
By Senator Fenn A bill to make
the ferries across the Connecticut and
Thames rivers free. Roads, bridges
and rivers.
From the Governor.
Executive Secretary Goodwin pre
sented two communications from Gov
ernor Lilley, one nominating Charles
B. Waller of New London judge of the
court of common pleas for New Lon
don county for the term of four years
and the other nominating Lewis Sper
ry a member of the board of pardons
for the unexpired term ending June,
1909. Exeoutive nominations.
On Senate Appointments.
Senators Brooks, Blakeslee and
Bowen were appointed a committee to
report a committee on senate appoint
ments. The committee reported the
following names: Senators Barnum,
Mic-dleton and Turner. The report was
accepted and tne committee appoint
ed. Senate Committees.
Senator Brooks, the president pro
tern., red his committee appointments.
(The complete list is published! else
where.) Received With Laughter.
When the petition from residents of
Danbury for the election of E. J. Hill
to the United States senate was re
ceived from the house and read to the
senate there Vas a burst of laughter,
which was renewed when Senator Lat
imer of the Eighteenth district moved
that the petitioners be given leave to
withdraw. The motion was carried.
Adjournment.
The senate adjourned to Tuesday
next at 11.15.
THE HOUSE.
Speaker Banks called the house to
order at 11.18. Prayer vas offered
by the chaplain, the Rev. Franklin
Countryman of Stony Creek.
Petitions.
John Tj. Eccles and others for In
corporation of Baltic Water company.
Incorporations.
Resolutions.
By Mr. Chandler of Rocky Hill, pro
posing f other New England states
the appointment of an interstate legis
lative commission for the purpose of
enacting uniform legislation affecting
New England. The resolution pro
vides for the raising of a Connecticut
commission of three to consist of one
senator and. two representatives. The
clerk of the senate is instructed by it
to sen! a copy with the names on the
commission to the governor of each
of the other New England states. Mr.
Chandler spoke at some length in rela
tion to the resolution Judiciary.
Mr. Tibbits of Norwich, resolution
authorizing the town of Norwich to
cortribute $3,000 toward certain ex
penses incurred by the Reliance Wor
sted company; also $5,000 toward cel
ebration of the 250th anniversary of
settlement of the town in September.
Cities and boroughs.
Bills.
Mr. Tibbits of Norwich, an act pro
viding that on the first Monday in
Oitober, and biennially thereafter,
there shall be one assessor elected to
hold office six years: board of school
visitors to consist of nine persons,
three to be elected 'biennially there
after. Jndlciar
Mr. TiMrits. , ending the
law regulating :he license
question. Excii
Mr. Chldsey. act amend
ing section 3510 al statutes
by adding the th fter words
w ind storms. ' t g it in fire
insurance polici i.
Mr. WMton. repealing
chapter 217 of t ts cf 1905.
.authorizing the London to
issue $100,000 in jnds. Fi
nance. City and To' Jges.
Mr. Cronin, N -evolution
appointing Willi? judge of
the city and polic lew Lon
don for two yea. t day of
July, 1909. Table ar.
Mr. Whiton, Ne esolution
appointing Daniel assistant
judge of the city court of
New London for rom the
first of July, 1909. r calen
dar. Committee!
The speaker ann commit
tee appointments, u .mu cieewsre.)
else where.
The house adjourned at
11.30 a. m.
REBELLIOUS M
Led by the "Mad Priest" .
Scouts Trouble.
San FranciscD, Jan. 14. Ao
news brought by the transpo
dan. 40,000 natives ot the I.
Baslin, distric t of Zamboanga. .
turbulent state The trouble hi
fomented by the "Mad Priest," s,
recently released from Bilibid p
Several bloody clashes between
Moros and a detachment of Fill
scouts have bee nr?ported. Tl- set
have about succeeded in disarming .
rebellious Moros.
"Battling" Nelson at White House.
Washington. Jan. 14. "Battling"
Nelson, lightweight champion of the
world, was at the White House about
two hours today, most of the time in
the room of Secretary Loeb. Nelson
departed with a handsome autographerl
photograph of the president and one of
Mr. Lceb He complimented the presi
dent on, his long ride yesterday
Connecticut Farmers' Assog,. on.
Hartford.- Jan. 14. At a meAt of
those interested in the formatiorTof a
Farmers' t association was held this
afternoo at the capitol. No business
was trajgarted an the meeting ad
journed until next Tuesday at the close
of the legislative session.
Steamship Arrivals.
At Marseilles: Jan. 12. Gallia, from
New York; Jan. 13. Ptrugia, from
New York via Naples.
At Copenhagen: Jan. 14. L'nited
s. from New York via Christian-Mind
Condensed leierains
Shipments of Gold from New York
were made to assist in the flotation of
the new Russian loan.
Secretary Root Explained the Pan
ama and British agreements to tne
foreign relations committee.
The Austrian Press Bitterly Blames
England for stirring up anti-Austrian
feeling in the Balkan states.
A Suffragette in Evening Dress be
sieged Winston Churchill whi.e he was
eating, at a banquet in Birmingham.
Increase in Tax Valuations will en
able the city to increase its borrowing
capacity about $12,000,000, it was said.
The Legislative Committee Lists
were made public upon the reconven
ing of the senate and assembly at Al
bany. Officers of the Marine Corps appeared
before the hojse committee to unit
the return of marines to navy ves
sels. Clark Williams, state superintendent
of tanks, in his annual report suggest
ed rigid legislation regarding savings
banks in department stores.
The French Government has decided
to favor a bill to be presented in the
chamber of deputies providing that all
executions be held in private.
Admiral Evans, in Replying to Critics
of the navy, said Henry Beuterdahl
and others had distorted his report to
the department and misunderstood hi-3
suggestions.
Edward Mulcara, 10 Years Old, who
was found almost frozen in a shanty
at Seventh avenue and One Hundred
and Fifty-third street. New York, was
sent to the Children's society by Judge
Deuel in children's court.
Mrs., Hilda Siege! of No. 159 Jefferson
avenue, Brooklyn, and her 9 year old
daughter. Rose, were arrested tir shop
'1 fting last week the girl claiming
that her mother made her steal were
hold by Magistrate Dooley Wtdnesdav
The father, a respectable citizen, gave
bail tor them both.
MORMON ELDERS
DRIVEN OUT OF TOWN.
Obliged to Walk Four Miles in Blind
ing Snow Storm.
Central City. W. Va., Jan. 14. In a
blinding storm of sleet and snow Ave
Mormon elders walked four miles from
here to Huntington early today after
receiving notice at midnight to leave
town before daylight. A dozen rep
resentative citizens, presumably act
ing on authority from various secret
organiations, visited the hotels where
the elders had been making their
headquarters for the last two months
and delivered the warning.
EXCISE LAWS OF CONNECTICUT
Bill Introduced in House Looking to
a Radical Change in Taking Vote
on License.
Hartford. Jan.M4. A resolution was
this morning introduced in the house
of representatives, which, if passed,
will make a very marked change in
the excise laws of the state. It pro
vides that a vote on license may be
taken only at such time-as there is
an election of town omcers by ballot.
The bill reads as follows:
"Section 2638 of the general statutes
as amended by chapter 146 of the pub
lic acts of 1907 is hereby amended by
inserting in the first sentence thereof
before the words 'The selectmen there
of shall notify' the following, viz., 'At
which there is an election of town of
ficers by ballot,' so that the said sec
tion when amended shall read as fal
lows, viz., "Upon the petition of not
less than twenty-five legal voters of
any town, lodged with the town clerk
at least twelve days before the date
of any annual town meeting at which
there is an election of town officers
by ballot, the selectmen thereof shall
notify the legal voters of said town
that at said annual town meeting a
ballot will be taken to determine
whethe rany person sh;;ll be licensed
to sell spirituous and intxociating li
quors in said town. The ballot shrill
be cast either in favor of or against
the granting of licenses for the sale of
spirituous and intoxicating liquors and
the vote then taken shall remain in
full force until annulled by a new vote
taken at an annual town meeting up
on petition and after due notice sis
aforesaid, which vote shall become op
erative on the first .Monday of the
month next succeeding said town
meeting. "
ROJESTVENSKY DEAD.
He Commanded Russian Fleet in Bat
tle of the Sea of Japan.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 14. The death
is announced of Vice Admiral Rojest
vensky, who was in command of the
Russian Meet in May. 1S0.1. when it
was practically annihilated by the Jap
anese in the battle of the Sea of Ja
pan. Tho death of Vice Admiral P.ojest
vensky. which occurred in St. Peters
burg today, was due to neuralgia of
the heart.
Anti-Saloon League of America In
corporated Its Purposes.
Columbus. O., Jan. 14. The Anti
Saloon leairtie of America, with head
quarters at Westerville. Ohio, was in
corporated today by W. B. Wheeler.
F. L. Dustman. J. C. Jackson, J. A.
Wright and L. B. Cherington The
purpose of the organization as set
forth in the articles of incorporation
is to educate public sentiment against
the saloon and beverage liquor traf
fic and to maintain offices in the dif
ferent parts of the United Stages to
'airy out this purpose.
esidsnt Hill Will Hereafter Pay Fare
on His Own Railroad,
inneapolhv Jan. 14. Louis XV. Hill
dent of the Great Northern rail
will pay fare on his own road
'tor wuen traveling in Minnesota,
'ormed Governor Johnson today
would acccot appointment as a
of the state highway commis
his name will be sent to the
morrow. The attorney pen
that persons holding any
te position are barred from
ree transportation, even if
ilroad officials.
Refuses to Reopen Okla
tate Dispensary.
., Jan. 14. Governor
today that he would
'ate dispensary at this
decision of the state
t the dispensary was
he vote of the peo
ton. The governor
nly when the su
lim directly to re-
Has
not 't
time,
suprei
not ab
pie at ,
says he
preme c
open it.
Subject.
New Yor.
handed dow.
circuit court
lov er court a
ers. dVclared
returning touri
, ... .. .- ...,
45 Per Cent.
-In a. decision
United States
reversing the
4 of apprais
tomooiles of
"household
ubject to a
duty of 45 per c
FOR THE GDtJ OF NUTMEG STATE
Get Together on Common Ground in Spite of
All Past Differences
ADDRESS BY GOVERNOR GEORGE L. LILLEY
At Union League Club of New Haven With Help of
Citizens Noble Things will be Accomplished in ixext
Two Years The Only Way to Avoid Rocks and..
Shoals---Conncclicut Best State to Live In.
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 14. Governor
George L. Lilley, Judge William S.
Case of the superior cuurt and Ma.x'or
Jams B. Martin were among the speak
ers at the annual dinner of the Union
League club tonight. The governor,
after some happy remarks, relating to
the recent campaign, said:
The Need of Supporting Hands.
"Now I want to talk seriously for a
moment, and sue if in sriite of past
differences we cannot get together on
common ground where we understand
each other. That common ground is
the state that we all love. We want
to give the best service to her that we
cult you and 1 and. now that the re
sponsibilities of high office are upon
me, I fyel more i ever the need of
your supporting hands.
.Noble Things May Be Accomplished.
"It is one thing to nsplre to places
of honor; quite another to bear the re
sponsibilities. But nothing has so
strengthened my rerolve to do the best
that lies in me than the more than
kind comments of tha state press and
of individuals upon my efforts up to
the present moment. The way that all
hostilities have been buried has been
a beautiful example of a dominant
patrtotism in Connecticut. If I have
your; "lp I mean you and the citi
zens ot Connecticut I feel confident
that we s.iall accomplish noble things
in the next two years. In the new
legislature I have groat hopes. I am
not a stranger to the various general
assemblies of the past ten years, and
without flattery and without deroga
tion of previous bodies, I say that the
present general assembly is the equal
or the suierior in Its personnel and
In character as a body to any that 1
have seen at the capitol...
Must Either Progress or Retrograde.
"I h.tve talk'd with many of its mem
bers, and I am sura that they are with
the forces of progress, and ai- worthy
to hold office during the highly im
portant legislation that Is likely to be
put on our books In the near future.
But they, like yourselves, will need to
REAR COACH TRUCK BROKE.1-
Twenty-one Passengers Injured on a
Grand Trunk Train.
London. Ont.. Jan. 14. Twenty-one
persons e-e moreor less seriously 'n
jured in the wreck of a Grand Trunk
passenger train two miles east of
Uuelph today. The truck oji the rear
coach broke when the train was run
ning forty miles an hour. The car
broke loose from the rest of the train
and rolled down a twenty-foot em
bankment. The overturned coach was the only
one to leave the tracks. The engineer
felt the .1ar when it broke away and
brought the remainder of the train to
a standstill. The crew and passen
gers hurried back and assisted in get
tine the injured out the wreckage. The
kenglne was detached and sent to Hes-
peler for medical aid. Doctors wore
at the scene of the wreck in less than
an hour after the accident occurred.
A special train brought the injured to
the Guelph hospital.
IN THE HOUSE.
District of Columbia Appropriation Bill
Was Passed. i
Washington, Jan. 14. For a '.ime to
day in tne house of representatives Is
looked as though that body would fur
ther resent the president's statements
affecting members of congress a.nj the
se ret servlee by ordering the prin'.lng
of two million conies of the proee'dings
of 1-jst Friday tabling his remarks. A
resolution to that end was presented
by Mr. LanOis of Indiana, but so strong
was the ,.entiinont avninst it that it
was taMed. The District of Columbia
appropriation bill was pnesed. minus
;he major part of the appropriation of
$1j.0Oi) for playgrounds.
EXPLOSION OF BOMB
In Front of a Louisville Methodist
Church No Damage.
Louisville, Kv.. Jan. 14. The explo
sion of u bomb, evidently manufactured
by an ama'eur, caused considerable ex.
citemetit late today In front of the
Trinity Methodist church, Third and
Guthrlo streets. No damage was done
and no cause for the act, except ma
licious mischievousness. can be as
sigr.ed. The explosive appeared to hace
been manufactured of ordln.irv cotton
twine with topper wire saturated With
some hlKh explorive. An anti-liquor
revival wis held recently in the church.
240 MINERS ENTOMBED.
Explosion of Fire Damp in Hungarian
Mine,
Veszprim. Hungary, Jan. 14. In an
explosion of firedamp in the Auka
coal mine here today, which was fol
lowed later by a dust explosion and
fire. 240 men were entombed.
Sixteen living miners and the bodies
of 45 dead persons thus far have been
brought out of the pit.
The fire has been held to one locality
and It is hooed that the remainder of
the entombed miners will berescued
clive.
EAGER EXCURSIONISTS
Fleck to Villefranche to See the Amer
ican Battleships.
Villafranehe, Jan. 14. Crowds of
persons aain today visited the United
States battleships Minnesota, Vermont
and Kansas, which are lying In the
harbor here. The railroad from Nice
rar cars on a special schedule of elzM
minutes today and did a thrulng busi
ness, for all of the cars were literally
stormed by eager excursionists who
desired to see the American men of
war.
JUDGE ROBERTSON
Selected as Democratio Nominee for
Senator Against Brandegee.
Hartford. Conn., Jan. 14. Judge A.
Heaton Robertson of New Haven was
selected by the democratic caucus this
afternoon as the party nominee for
United States senator against Senator
Brandegee, the republican candidate.
feel underneath them the sustaining;
arms of the best rubllo opinion, and
for them I bespeak the aid of your
selves Hiid of your fellow citizens.
There Is no such thing as standing
still. We must either progress or
retrograde. We are not likely to do
either by leaps and bounds, but little
by little, but always In the right direc
tion. Only In this manner can we
avoid tho tocks and shoals.
Best State in the Union in Which to
Reside.
There are those without the borders
of our state who believe thjt as a com
munity we are corrupt and boss rid
den. 'Why, gentlemen, while we are
far from perfect, far from ideal, Con
necticut Is and always has been from,
tho beginning, not only the best state
in this I'r.ion to live In, but the best
governed state In the Union. There
has never been the misappropriation of
so much as a penny of our funds In
any of iho departments of atate, nor
the slightest intimation or hint of
wring doing. People from other states
are fast finding; out the beauty and the
advantages of Connecticut as a place
in w hii-h to reside, and as fast as our
good roads open up the highways to
our hill towns, there follows In tha
trail a constant stream of Immigration
of a very desirable nature, who build
luxurious summer homes and spend
their mon)y In our state.
All Must Feel That Their Interests Ara
Safe.
"There should be no reckless legisla
tion, no quack nostrums, no Rttack on
the smallest right of any Individual or
corporation In the state. Strict justice
is 'written across the brjfcht star which
will guide us.' The humblest and the
most powerful In our commonwealth
must fe?l that their Interests are safe.
"So far as it Is within may power,
the motto of this administration shall
be the good o'd scrlpturnl words, 'Corns
let us reason together.' 'With this
spirit dominant, we shall help to make
the good old Nutmog State the beacon
for all her ulsters In wise and pro
gressive and fair legislation."
ATTEMPT TO TAMPER WITH JURY.
Two Men Arrested by U. S. Seoret
Servioe Operatives.
Pittsbui. Fa. Jan. 14. George W.
Worley, brother-ln-luw o.f J. B. F
RineliHit, accused of wrecking the
Farmers' and Drovers' National bank
og Waynesuurg, Pa., whose case la
being deliberated upon by a Jury to
night, and James L. Rmltth. a promi
nent business man of Waynesburg,
were artested tonight by United States
secret service operatives on a charga
of attempting to tamper with a Jury.
It is alleged they attempted to reach
one of the jurors In the Rinehart case,
but It Is understood were unsucceaefuL
The men were taken to police station
Bnil hekl for a hearing before United
States Commissioner Lindsay tomor
row morning.
TURKISH NAVAL OFFICERS
Coming to United States en 6hlps f
Atlantio Fleet
Washington, Jan. 14. Ten or a dosen
officers "f tho Turkish navy are com
ing to the United Ktares on the ship
of tin- Atlantic fleet, which are now in
Turkish waters.
Directions rhst this courtesy be f
forced them was sent by the navy de
partment at the rejuei"t of the state
department. The visit of the Turks is
to 4rivo the officers an opportunity for
the study of American methods In
naval matters. Unofficial reports fay
that one of the party will be tho son of
the sultan.
FLOOD WATERS SWEEP T0WN.
Levee Surrounding Visalia, California,
Breaks Families Rescued.
Fresno, Cal., Jan. 34. The levee sur
rounding Visalia broke this afternoon
and flood waters awejit Into the town.
At 2.30 o'clock, the time of the last re
port, the northwestern part of the town
was being flooded. School children
wore dismissed at noon. At an early
hour this morning Porterville waa
flooded. Twenty-five families living In
the lower rart of the town were res
cue! by citizens with rafts. A woman
and child are reported to have been
drowned.
TAFT SMILE FAR DIFFUSING.
One Hundred and Eighty South Caro
lina Democrats Vitit President-elect
AuTj.ita, C.a., Jan. 14. One hundred
and eighty men who said thejr were
democrats, citizens of Anderson, S. C,
visited the prcf Ulent-elert today. They
felt the raciiance of the Tift smile and
left after delivering and receiving 8
sreerh of cordiality enthusiastic In the
belief that their town Is to be placed
on tho southern list of Mr. Tift when
he travels next fall.
May Crang Motive Power from Steam
to Electricity.
Albany. N. Y.. Jan. 14. The piiblio
servic commission. Second district,
has dismissed tho application of the
New York, New Haven and Hartford
Railroad company and the Harlem and,
Portehester Railroad company for con
sent to change Its motive power upon
the Harlem and Portehester railroad
from steam to electricity upon the
ground that the companies are author.
Ized to make such change without tha
consent or approval of the commission.
Resigns His Professorship.
New Rrunswlck, N. J., Jan. 14. The
Rov. Dr. William L. Chamberlain,
president of the general synod of the
Reformed Church in America and
professor of logic and mental philoso
phy at Rutgers college, has resigned
his profcMsm ship to become secretary
of the board of foreign missions of the
Reformed Church.
Wireless Telegraphy 1,400 Miles.
San Francisco. Jan, 14. The United
States transport Sheridan, here frnr
Manila, reports that while 1,400 milea
from Honolulu, she was in cenetant
communication with the islands by
wireless. Messages sent from the Jap.
anese coast are also repartea to kave
'been received.
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