VOL. LI. NO. . 14.
NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 1909.
PHI E TWO CENTS.
TO DECLARE LILLE1TSSEAT VACANT
Resolution Offered in the House, by Mr. Gaines
of Tennessee Caused Debate "
COMMITTEE TO REPORT WITHIN TEN DAYS
Committee to Report within Ten Days Upon the Ques
tion of the Right of Governor Lilley to Hold His
Membership A Motion that the Resolution be Re
ferred to Judiciary was Seconded by -Mr. Higgins.
(Special to The Bulletin.)
"Washington, Jan. 15. As soon as
the 'Journal of the house was approved
this noon, Hon. John Westley Gaines
cl Tennessee offered a resolution de
claring the seat of Hon. George L.
Lilley of Connecticut vacant. Mr.
Gaines contends that as soon as Mr.
Lilley was inaugurated governor of
Connecticut he ceased to oe a mem
ber of the house of representatives.
Resolution Referred to Judiciary Com
mittee. Floor Leader Payne moved that the
resolution be referred to the commit
tee on Judiciary with Instructions that
a report ba made to tha house within
ten days from date.
Remarks by Mr. Higgins.
In sup-port of this motion Mr. Hig
gins said, in part: "Mr. Speaker, it is
true that George I Lilley, formerly a
member of this house, was elected by
the people of the state of Connecticut
as chief executive, and is now govern
or of Connecticut. Now, let me say,
that it Is my understanding, although
I want to be perfectly frank with the
house, and say that I have seen news
paper Items In my own stats and in
dicating that the statements that I
am about to make Is not the fact
but it is my understanding when,
though having actually seen the writ
ten resignation of Governor Ulley as
a member of this house, that he did
resign to his predecessor, Governor
Woodruff, and that he resigned be
fore be "ualined as he did last Wed
nesday as governor, and that he is no
longer a member of this house. I be
lieve that he had not notified, as I
understand is the custom and practice
but not the law, the speaker of the
house of representatives of the fact of
bis resignation. However, I cannot
say about that, but from what I have
eeen by casual reading In the Connec
ticut papers, I should say that he had
not. I would say that it is m belief
that he has resigned to the governor
and there cannot be any question that
a, resignation of member to the gov
STANDARD OIL HEARING.
Last to Ba Held In New York in Gov
" rnmonfs Suit.
' Now York. Jan. 15. W. W. Pllking
(ton, who has charge of despatching oil
and keeping the records of the Stan
dard OH company's pipe line systems,
went on the stand today In what was
expected to be the last hearing in this
city In the suit of the government for
be dissolution of the Standard Oil
company. He said no set of pipes was
ever used exclusively to carry Limn
Indiana or Oklahoma oil. The oil was
despatched over such routes as the cir
cumstances at the time of shipping
Adjournment was taken at the aft
ernoon session to Chicago, where next
Tuesday the attorneys for the govern
ment expect to offer the final witness
es In rebuttal before the case goes to
the United States circuit court sitting
in St. Louis.
NEGRO CONVICT IDENTIFIED
At Murderer of Abraham Reeder of
New York Last June.
New York, Jan. 15. William Mason,
a negro convict in the Charlestown,
flaes., state prison, was identified to
!ay by Mrs. Abraham Reeder of this
city 88 the man who murdered and
robbed her husband here on June 8
last, according to a report received at
police headquarters here. The identi
fication is said to be so positive that
Mason's extradition will be asked. Ma
ron wag formerly in Reeder's em
ploy and killed him. It is charged, in
n endeavor to obtain rent money he
had seep paid to him. The negro is
now serving a two-year sentence In
Massachusetts for burglary.
Hsd Their Innings in the House and
Many Were Parsed.
Washington, Jan. in. Private bills
had their Innings In "the house today,
a'most the whole, sersion being given
vp to their consideration. Many were
Under a resolution offered b" Mr,
Chines (Tennessee) the judiciary com
mittee wag directed to report within
ter davs upon the nuestion of the
tight of George L. Lilley, governor of
Connecticut, to retain his seat as a
member of the house. The subject
ccnsloned a good deal of debate,
lefclch at times waxed warm.
ARBITRATION TREATY SIGNED
Between the United States and Austria-Hungary,
Washington, Jan. IB. With the sign
ing of an arbitration treaty between
th United States and Austria-Hungary
at the state department this af
ternoon,. conventions of that character
with more than twenty nations of the
world have been agreed to. The treaty
now goes to the senata for ratification.
Keerertary Root also signed an ex
tradition treaty with Honduras. Offi
cials of the state department declineu
to say whether the treaty is retroac
tive. Steamship Arrivals.
At Manchester, Jan. 14: Bosjtonian,
At Leghorn, Jan. 14: Algeria, from
New York via Marseilles and Genoa.
At Genoa, Jan. 12: Ancona, from New
Xork and Philadelphia via Naples.
At Naples, Jan. 12: Luisiane, from
At Madeira, Jan. 14: Caronia, for Na
ples, Trieste, etc.
At Havra. Jan. II: La Tourafne,
from New York.
At Genoa, Jan. 12: Clttl Di Palermo,
from New Orleans via Norfolk.
At Azores, Jan. 15: Cedric, from New
York for Naples and Genoa.
American Blowar Co. Incorporated.
Albany. N. Y.,"i Jan. IS. Tha Ameri
can Blower company, capitalized at
$1,600,000. principal office In Green Is
land, Albany county, was incorporated
today to manufacture blowers, ventil
ating fans, steam engines and pneu
ernor of the state that he represents
i3 a release by him of the office he
Not Necessary to Fill the Unexpired
In answer to a question asked by
Representative Henry of Texas, Mr.
Higgins said: "I will not sav to the
irentleman that there have been many
jf' newspaper articles upon this and
many otner suojects, ana i ao not
speak of any further newspaper arti
cle. I say further to the gentleman
that if Governor Lilley did resign, as
I understand to be the fact, as I stat
ed to the house, not of my knowledge
but of my personal belief, fair I do not
wish to deceive the house for one mo
ment, his successor was elected to
qualify on the 4th day of next March,
and 1 say it is my opinion, there Is
no law in Connecticut which requires
the executive to immediately and
forthwith call a special election. I
say further to the gentleman that I do
not believe it would be necessary to
fill the unexpired term from the date
of his resignation until the 4th of next
"Mr. Speaker, I have been a member
of this house long enough to believe
in ordinary procedure. I believe that
la the best procedure and I believe
the motion made by the gentleman
from New York ought to be adopted
by this house, the resolution sent to
the Judiciary committee that they may
investigate this question, that we may
be as fully Informed as possible"
Nothing Personal in the Matter, Says
Mr. Gaines says he has nothing
personal in this matter and that the
investigation of last winter and Jhe
vote of censure last spring has noSh
ing to do with his resolution. He
points to the fact that he voted in fa
vor of Mr. Lilley on the adoption of
the resolution. All that he seeks is
that it shall be determined whether
Mr. Lilley is now a member of the
house of representatives.
LABOR DAY FOR HUMANITY.
Its Aim is the Early Eradication of tha
' Great White Planue.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 15. John F.
Gunchanan, a member of the state
commission on tuberculosis, addressed
a meeting of the Bricklayers' and
Plasterers' union here tonight, speakJ
inc in nart follow-
"Tha legislature will be asked to
grant an appropriation sufficient to al
low reception homes to be erected in
each county, for the care of those af
fected with the reat white plague,
the charge to be within the reach of
the worthy poor; but it cannot bo ex
pected that the state will make pro
vision to provide aid for their depen
dents a very essential part of this
problem and the workingmen who are
giving serious attention to this ques
tion can see the time near at hand
when the workers will be invited to
give one day's pay each year on a day
to be known as 'Labor Lav for Hu
manity,' and then we can look for the
early eradication of this terrible
By Judge Wright in Baltimore Crim
Baltimore, Md.. Jan. 15. After hear
ing their pleas today of guilty of the
charge of conspiracy to defraud, Judge
Wright in th criminal co art sentenced
Benjamin Karper to two yearB in jail,
Joseph Sloane, alias Goldsmith, to
thr.?a ."ears In Jail, and released Henry
U. Rosenthal undr a suspended sen
tence upon his giving bail in the sum
of $10,000. This was an outcome ot
the recent appointment of a receiver
for the Chesapeake Manufacturing
company of this city, which was run
for a short time by Karper & -Sloane.
The company managed to establish a
line of credit in this and other cities. I
and after obtaining quantities of
goods Karper and Sloane disappeared.
The receiver, appointed to settle tha
affairs of the company, found that
practically all the effects had been re
moved. LEFT ESTATE OF $25,000,000.
Will of Iron Master Wharton of Phil
adelphia Admitted to Probata.
Philadelphia, Jan. 15. The will of
Joseph Wharton ,the iron master of
this city, who died recentiv, was ad
mitted to probate today. It dls poses
of an estate estimated at $25,000,0u0.
Mr. Wharton gives practically all his
fortune to his widow, three daughters
and his grandchildren. To Swartmore
college is given $100,000-for the com
pletion of a dormitory already endow
ed by Mr. Wharton.
A bequest o $50,000 to the Wharton
school of finance and economy of the
university of Pennsylvania is revoked
in a codicil madu, Wharton having
.provided for the school before his
death. Among the minor bequests is
$1,000, which is to be divided arnoiisr
the Wharton household servants.
Ordered Before Army Retiring Board.
Washington. Jan. 15. Col. William
F. Tucker, assistant paymaster general,
a son-in-law of the late John A. Logan,
has been ordered before an army re
tiring board at Chicago for examina
tion to determine his fitness for fur
ther active duty. Colonel Tucker is
still at Hot Springs, Ark., where he
was ordere 1 for treatment.
Supplies for Battleship Wisconsin.
Portsmouth, N. H., Jan. 15. The U.
S. S. Hannibal arrived at the local
navy yard today, fc'he brought chains
and supplies for the battleship AVis
consin, which Is soon to come here for
Postoffico Appropriation Bill Reported
Washington, Jan. 15. The postofflce
appropriation bill, carrying an aggre
gate appropriation of $234,000,600, was
reported to the house of representa
Persian Prince Commits Suicide.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 15. Shaft Khan,
a Persian prince in Russian service,
committed suicide today because he
had bems relieved of the command of
tha Fifteenth dragoons. I
Nice, France, Jan. 15. Rear Admiral
Charles S. Cotton, U. S. N., .tired,
who has been ill here for a fortnight,
shows no signs of improvement.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 15. The cholera
continues to show a large number of
new cases every day. Twenty-eight
were recorded for the twenty-four
hours ended at noon, and the last four
days show a total of ninety. Three
cases have been discovered at Hclsing
London, Jan. 15. Frank Gotch, the
world's champion heavyweight wres
tler, having been unable to arrange a
match with George Hackenschmidt, the
"Russian Lion." from whom he won
the title in Chicago last year, will sail
for New York Jan. 27 qn boartj the
St. Petersburg, Jan. 15. A rumor is
current in diplomatic circles here that
M. Bachmetieff, former Russian minis
ter to Japan, has been appointed am
bassador to the United States in suc
cession to Baron Rosen, who will be
transferred to Rome to take the place
of M. Muravieff, who died there Dec.
14 last. Confirmation of the rumor is
not obtainable, though it is asserted at
the foreign office that no decision tow
ard general diplomatic changes has
END OF AMERICAN
ADMINISTRATION IM CUEA.
Farewell. Address of Congratulation to
the Troops Impressive Ceremonies.
Havana, Jan. 15. Two significant
events today marked the approaching
end of American administration of af
fairs in Cuba. Major General Barry,
commanding the army of Cuban paci
fication at Camp Columbia, issued a
farewell address of congratulation to
the troops still on the island and
those who have already left for home.
Tonight Governor Magoon was a guest
of honor and principal speaker at a
gaia banquet in the National theater
tendered by the commercial and in
dustrial bodies of Havana.
General Barry's address to the
troops was read at Camp Columbia
this afternoon. The troops cavalry,
artillery, infantry and marines were
drawn up in a great hollow square
after brilliant manoeuvres had been
gone through. The ceremony was an
impressive one. An adjutant, mount
ed, advanced to the center of the
square and read the address in a voice
that carried to the furthermost lines.
General Barry announced that he
and his headquarters staff would take
their departure from Cuba on April 1.
He referred significantly to the excel
lent reconnaissance work of the army
made necefcsary in mapping anew the
island and collecting complete mili
tary information concerning it. The
address ended with a letter from
President Roosevelt, dated at the
White house. Washington, January 1,
and addressed to General Barry. It
"My Dear General: "Through you,
as president, and on behalf of the
whole American people, I want to
thank the army of Cuban pacification
lfor the admirable way in which, they
f hava done their work.
At tonight's banquet. Governor Ma
goon, who has been attacked by the
conservative newspapers because of
his large expenditures of the public
funds, said that when the period of
intervention began there was about
$3,000, 0-00 in the Cuban treasury. The
Americans undertook vast improve
ments which were badly needed and
essential to the progress and develop
ment of the island. These improve
ments, he declared, were of enduring
benefit and now they were practically
completed, there still remained $2,000,
000 in the treasury and the revenues
were showin ga gratifying increase.
BRIDEGES WASHED AWAY,
OVERLAND TRAINS STALLED
Disastrous Rainstorm in California
Sacramento and Stockton in Danger.
San Francisco, Jan. 15. Beyond the
destruction of the Southern Pacific
bridges at Sacramento and the West
ern i'aoific crossing near San Francis
co, the damage resulting from the
great rainstorm that has deluged cen
tral California for the last week, is
slight. The storm is passing north
eastward and it is thought 'that no
further damage will result.
The principal danger at present is
amout Sacramento and Stockton,
where an immense spread of farming
land would be under water if the lev
ees gave way. Although the water has
risen in all streams today, high water
msuk lias not been reached.
The municipal water works at Green
Valley was saved today by blasting
out the waste weir. At Southern Pa
cific headquarters it is reported that
four overland trains are stalled across
the American rivtr from Sacramento
btcause of washing out cf the bridge
yesterday. The company hopes to
send passengers and mail through by
The Western Pacific bridge over the
American river at Sacramento went
out last night so suddenly that a lo
comotive and six cars of a gravel
train were carried down with it and
the engineer lost his life.
APPARITION OF ST. AGATHA
ON "MOUNT ETNA SUMMIT.
Inhabitants of Catania in State
Terror and Excitement.
Catania, Jan. 15. For two days the
populace of Catania has been in a
state of great excitement over a re
port that an apparition of St. Agatha,
the protectress of the town, had been
seen on the summit of Mount Etna.
Those who say they saw the spectre
declare that she seemed to them "like
an angelic dream," St. Agatha being
enveloped in thin, vaporous clouds,
through which shone rays of dazzling
"light, while her right hand was ex
tended as though in a sign of benedic
tion and protection over Catania. Be
cause of these reports the belief has
spread among the simple folk that
Catania was saved from the earth
quake only through the intercession of
Groups of persons assemble in the
squares or on the roots of houses gaz
ing at Mount Etna, waiting "or the
vision to re-appear. Many of them
say that when the smoke from the
volcano was densest and the sun was
shining strong on the glittering snow
they saw St. Agatha fall upon her
knees. The credulous on hearing these
tales knelt in prayer and beat their
breasts as penance for their sins.
To Restrict Japanese Business Opera
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 15. Three
bills drawn by Grove L. Johnson of
Sacramento, restricting the business
o-perations of the Japanese and segre
gating them in all communities, are
rncking progress through committee ir.
the state assembly, it was said today.
Warmer Weather in Pacific Northwest
Portland, Ore., Jan. 15. The cold
weather that has prevailed in the Pa
cific northwest for the last ten days
gave way today to decidedly warmer
weather and to a general rain.
ALL ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY,
DISASTROUS FIRE AT TERRYYILLE
Exploding Lamp the Cause Citizens
Formed Bucket Brigade Coating of
Sleet Saved St. Casimir's Church.
Terryville, Conn.. Jan. 15. Fourteen
families were made homeless tonight
by what was perhaps the most disas
trous fire which this place has seen in
years. The fire, starting In the base
ment of a three-story tenement block
on the corner of Allyn and Pearl
streets, from an exploding lamp, ate
its way through the structure, driving
out the seven families who occupied
it. and fanned by a west wind, com
municated to two other dwellings on
Pearl street, standing close by. These
were also burned. One of the latter
houses was tenanted by four families
and the other by three. ..
No One Injured.
All the occupants escaped without
Injury, but of the furnishings of the
apartments very little from any of the
A LEVEL HEADED OPINION
A Pennsylvania minister has been talking rationally about the
value of newspapers and The Bulletin finds pleasure in quoting the
following truths from a speech he made to a Doylestown club:
"When you give a 'copper for your newspaper, do you ever realize
just what you're getting? The .paper brings to you the stories of the
good and the evil the world over. Sometimes, and not Infrequently,
I get as many as six strong sermons from the news In a single issue.
They bring you not only news, but history and scientific facts which
you could not gather in months of research. y
"Newspapers make a force which forms character and makes
men read and think. It was a physician, I think, who first spoke of
the great work newspapers are doing, relating incidents, of the as
sistance they were to him in his profession. The newspapers print
the details of great catastrophes, like the earthquake in Italy, and
aid In making the entire world a great and sympathetic mass,' for
getting all differences and barriers. They bring to us the happenings
of the world within a few hours of their actual occurrence. They aid
in the tracking of criminals and the checking of crime. They are a
great moral force. A man who is crooked can't prosper for any length
of time; he can't pose as righteous in that community for the news
papers would, and do, expose him.
"Every newspaper, however, must take a definite stand on politics
and morals. No newspaper can advocate anything immoral. and ex
ist. They must stand for clean ideas."
Those who regularly read newspapers need no argument to show
them the truth of these words.
The Bulletin is a practical, helpful, tip to date daily, which is
both a necessity and a bargain. It will be left at your door for 12
cents a week.
Following Is a summary of the news printed in the past w-eek:
Bulletin Telegraph Local Qenertl 3oVi'
Saturday, Jan. 9 90 125 840 1055
Monday. Jan. 11 '81 110 204 395
Tuesday, Jan. 12 75 112 216 413
Wednesday. Jan. 13 92 150 120 362
Thursday. Jan. 14 102 106 219 427
Friday. Jan. 15 79 92 147 318
Toiat. - - - - 519 695 1746 2960
three structures was saved. A fourth
dwelling was threatened, and several
times caught fire, but citizens formed
a bucket brigade and by hard work
Roman Catholic Church Saved.
St. Caslmer's Roman Catholic
church was also in somo danger from
the shower of sparks, but was saved
largely owing to the fact that the roof
and sides were covered with a coating
of sleet from the storm of last tight
and early today. There is no fire
fighting force here and for this rea
son little could be done to save the
Loss Estimated at $12,000.
The bucket brigade worksd hard,
wetting down nearby buildings to keep
them 1'ora being ignited. The loss is
estimated at about $12.0C0, with par
tial insurance. The tenement blocks
were owned by William Wood of this
CAPTURES CITY OF ATLANTA.
Cheering Crowds Evidence Their Cor
diality Climax of Demonstrations.
Atlanta. Ga., J,iu. 15. President
elect William H. Tuft has been in the
cordial and hospitable embrace of
Georgia all day. Appreciating the cli
max of the varied and continuous dem
onstrations in the scene presented at
the banquet hers tonight, he ex
claimed with evidences of great feel
ing: "I had not hoped to win the south,
but the south has won me."
Atlanta's welcome to Mr. Jaft be
gan in the railroad yards, where all
locomotives tied open their whistles,
and ceased only when he had retired
for the night. Thousands were at the
station. thousands followed him
through the streets and he ivra drawn
by four horses to the eapltol. Gov
ernor Smith and a committee of sev
enty gave him a formal welcome, after
which the governor presented him to
the crowd and Mr. Taft once more
voiced his reciprocity of cordiality and
good feeling at his reception. He was
escorted by a squad of mounted police
to the Piedmont hotel, where he was
tendered a reception by the chamber
of commerce, the Ohio society and
Sheriff Hawley Becomes a Knight
Danbury. Conn., Jan. 15. When
Sheriff Sidney E. Hawley became a
Knight Templar here tonight he was
presented after the ceremonies with a
gold Knight Templar charm, the pres
entation being made by Senator Stiles
Resignation Accepted by Gov. Draper.
Boston, Jan. 15. Governor Draper
today received and accepted the resig
nation of Leonard A. Jones of Boaton
as judge of the land court. In a let
ter accompanying his resignation Judge
Jones stated that a severe illness last
spring had rendered it impossible for
him to carry on the duties of the po
sition. Needs of Organized Militia Discussed.
Washington, Jan. IE. The national
militia board, oreated under the pro
visions of the Mil amending the Dick
act, met here today to discuss ques
tions respecting the needs of the or
ganised militia of the states and Its
relation to the general grvernmeni.
Hatters on Strike
PROTEST AGAINST REMOVAL OF
THE UNION LABEL.
NEARLY 5,000 OPERATIVES IDLE
Believed to Be the Beginning of a Long
Drawn-Out Struggle Crowds of
Men on Danbury Streets.
Danbury, Conn., Jan. 15. Except for
the unusually large crowds of men on
the city's streets this afternoon and
evening, there was nothing to indicate
that today the employes of twenty-six
of Danbury s hat manufactories, which
are operated by members t the Asso
ciated Hat Manufacturers, left their
places In protest against the action of
the manufacturers in disallowing fur
ther use of the union label In the hats
made by them.
Work in Hand Finished Before Quit
Late this afternoon the committee
of the officers, makers, finishers and
trimmers' unions completed the rounds
of the shops, notifying the operatives
of the order frem national headquar
ters to stop work. In each case the
employes were instructed to finish the
work in hand before going out, and
this they did. The trimmers' union is
not a sart of the United Hatters of
North America organization, but at a
meeting today of the officers it was
decided to go out with the others.
5,000 Hands Are Idie.
Tonight in this city and Bothel, where
three mills are operated by members
of the Manufacturers' association are
located, there are between 3,5(V0 and
4,000 men and women idle. With the
400 who quit work at New Milford and
the nearly 800 who stopped work at
South Norwalk, there are close upon
B.OOO union hattles idle in Connecticut.
To the 700 which quit at the Crofut &
Knapp piatt in Soith Norwalk was
added 75 this afternoon, when John H.
AValthausen. a maker of hat bodies and
a member of the Hat Manufacturers'
association, closed his factory.
Long Struggle Predicted.
Among the men it is 3aid the opin
ion prevails that today's developments
mark the beginning of a long-"drawn
out struggle, but the sentiment appar
ently is to stand by their officers.
Said to Es a Plan to Do Away With
New York, ,Jan. 15. A conference of
representatives of labor unions using
labels will be called by the Federation
of Labor, according to members of lh;
national board of hatters, to consider
what, tney declare is an organized ef
fort by employers in ail lines to do
away with the union label. The action
of the hat manufacturers, it was said,
was the first step in that general di
rection. A fund of between $300,000 and $400,.
000 was recently made available, ac
cording to President Mottitt of the
United Hatters, by the American Fed
eration of Labor in anticipation of the
present crisis and for the use of the
hatters for the strike which has now
25,C0O Workers May Be Involved.
New York, Jan. 15. A general strike
of hatniakers that may involve some
23,000 workers was begun in the hat
manufacturing centers of the country
today upon a derisi.-m by the Associat
ed Hat Manufacturers to discontinue
the use of the union label in the fac
tories represented In the association
Reports from various places received
here tonight indicate that the hatters
in this vicinity, including those In the
factories in New York, New Jersey
and Connecticut, have generally obeyed
the order to strike. There were no
signs of disorder anywhere, the hat
makers peacefully retiring from the
factories wrhen the order to quit woi,
Through Cable Bet wee. l La Guaira and
Paris, Jan. 15. The French Cable
company, it is understood, is ready to
accept the conditions of Sen.or Jose De
J. Paul, the Venezuelan special envoy,
to the extent of constructing a through
cable between La Guaira and Mar
tinique, revising the tariff and aban
doning the coast cable for a Just com
pensation. New Rubber Industry at Winated.
"Winsted, Conn., Jan. 15. It is un
derstood here that the factory owned
by A. W. -Worth of Hartford, which
has been unoccupied, has been leased
by a company which will manufacture
rubber goods. It will start with a
force of fifty hands And this it is ex
pected will be later increased to 00.
Arizona and New Mexico are in a fair
Way to become I ull-lledyed Mtates dur
ing the r-resent session of congress.
Shipowners of Northern England,
meeting at Newcastle, took the first
stfeps looking to an international un
ion. The Emperor of Korea returned from
a visit to Fusan, which he made with
PrinceIto, the Japanese resident gen
The Postal Savings Bank Bill was
considered for a brief period by the
senate, but was laid aside without
Porter Poison Was Sentenced to life
Imprisonment for the murder of his
moiher-in-iaw, Mrs. Julia Brown, at
February 10, 1909, at 1 o'clock was
designated as the time for counting
the electoral vote in the house of rep
resentatives. Baron Ichiro Motono, the first Jap
anese ambassador to the Russian court,
was received by the mikado in a fare
Prof. Abbott Lauwrence Lowell, nom
inated for the presidency of Harvard
university, was given an ovation by
the 700 students.
The Senate Committee on Commerce
ordered favorable report on a bill ap
propriating $140,000 for gas buoys in
Clarence M. Cohen, a member of the
firm of Cohen, Greene & Co., has been
expelled from membership In the New
York stock exchange.
Captain John F. Pollock, a charter
member of the New Orleans cotton ex
cange, formerly a member of the Lou
isiana senate, is dead.
The Hearings on the Withdrawal of
marines from duty on board ship were
concluded with the testimony of Pay
Director Cowie of the navy.
The American Forestry Association
elected Gov. Curtis Guild of Massachu
setts president for the ensuing year and
Andrew Carnegie vice president.
The National Association for the
Study, and Prevention of Tuberculosis
will open its fight against the white
plague In Porto Rico next week.
Two Persons Were Burned to death,
another fatally burned and two others
painfully injured in the destruction
of the Great Northern hotel at Kverett.
The Philppines Band at Manila will
be brought to Washington to take a
prominent part in the parade, ball and
public concerts of the inauguration in
The French Cruiser Admiral Aube
arrived at Gibraltar, after a fruitless
swirch f r the mail steamer Neustria,
which left New York October 27 for
Miss Beatrice Mills, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Ogrien Mills and niece of Am
bassador Reid, was married in the
home of the bride's parents in New
A Month's Delay In winding up Its
connection with the Standard Oil com
pany of New Jersey was granted to the
Waters-Pierce company In tle supreme
court of Missouri. .
LIVELY DISCUSSION IN SENATE
Over Increasing the Salary of Pres
ident, Vice President and House
Washington, Jan. 15. An amend
ment il, ti;e legislative, executive and
julicial bill increasing the salary of
the president to JlOti.UOO and tnose of
the vice president and the speaker of
i he house of representatives to J20,
000. with J.oeo aJditinna! allowance
for carriages and coachmen for the
vice president nd speaker and in
crease for tile judiciary a oreErnting
$228,500, precinitated a lively discus
sion In the senate today.
Senator P.orah of Idaho nmri a
point of order agiiins' these increases
on the ground that they involve gen
eral legislation which according to
the rules of the senate cannot be
placed on an appropriation bill in face
of a single objection.
The debates centered upon the first
of -amendments objected to, which was
to incraste the salary of the sj-erkr
of the house, and various criticisms
were directed atwinst c-'ich extensive
advance of salaries, t'lough many sen
ators without onpos'i.g some increases
insisted thnt the question t-irv.M be
considered in a sop.irTitf bill .Mid not
in one of the jrat suptily measures of
Without concluding fie debate, fur
ther consideration cf the amendments
was postponed until next Monday.
Monthly Meeting of Maw England Ho
tel Keepers' Association.
Wraterbury. Conn.. Jan. 15. At the
mo-ithiy meeting of the New F.ngland
Motel Keepers' association, liflrl this
t"ternoo:i und evening at the Kllon,
the assoi ir-'ion entertained as guests
Highway Commissioner Harold Park
er of Lancaster. Mass.. and Highway
Commissioner James H. Macilonald of
New Haven. Both spoke on the sub
ject of go id roads and their import
ance to thti hotel business. D. J. Min
ahan of Fittfio!d, Mass., invited the
members to meet at the Hotel Wen
dell in that city on Marcr 19
Standard Oi! Co.'s Warehouse at
Greenpoint, N. Y., Eurned.
New York. Jan. 15. Fifty largo
tanks containing thousands of gallons
of crude and refined petroleum at the
Stone & Fleming oil works, a branch
of the Standaid Oil company, at Green
point, were endangered late today
while the company's warehouse Ju.n
across the street from the enclosure
containing them was burning. .Several
minor explosions in the warehouse oc
curred while a bir force of firemen and
two fireboats in Newton creek were
fighting the blaze. Their efforts pre
vented the fire communicating with the
oil tanks, but the warehouse was de
stroyed with a loss of approximately
Pioneer of Stereoscopic Photography
Littleton. N. H., 'Jan. 15. Benjamin
W. Ki'bnrn. one of the pioneers in the
trt of sterescopic photography and the
'argest manufacturer of such views in
the world, died at his home here today
it the age of 81.
Five-Year-Otd Child in Earthquake
Ruins for 18 Days.
Reggio, Jan. 15. A child of five
years was taken from the ruins of a
hniliiin-ff hfera vtwtprriav. Antirftv un
injured, having lain beneath the de-
Dris ior is oaj.
Earthquakes in South Africa.
Cape Town, Jan. 15. Several earth
quakes have occurred recently In vari
ous parts of South Africa. One was
felt today at Johannesburg:, but no
damage was do"
THORNTON J. HAINS NOT GUILTY
As a Principal with His Brother Capt Peter
Hains in Killing Annis
JURY WAS OUT TWENTY-TWO HOURS
Fifteen Ballots Taken Before Verdict was Reached
Cheering Spectators Ejected from Court Room It
is Believed this Verdict Meant that Captain Hains
will Never Be Brought to Trial.
k Flushing, N. T., Jan. 15. After re
viewing the evidence for twenty-two
hours, and taking fifteen bull'its be
fore all agreed, the Jury in the trial
of the author and magazine writer,
Thornton Jenkins Hains, at 3 o'clock
this afternoon f'nind the prisoner not
guilty as a principal with his brother,
Capt. Peter C. Hains. Jr., in the kill
ing of William K. Annis.
Once Before Acquitted of Murder
For the second time in his life Hains
had been acquitted of the charge of
murder, having been cleared . of the
chnrge of shooting a companion named
Kdward A. Hannigan In an open boat
in Hampton Roadj seventeen years
His Mother Fainted from Joy.
Hains had an affectionate meeting
with Capt. Peter C. Hains in the Long
Island City Jail, whither he hurried in
a motor car, after the verdict, to take
his brother the news. Old General
Hains and his wife, who had been
anxiously awaiting to learn the ver
dict In the Hotel Astor in Manhattan
since the jury went out at 5 o'clock
Inst night, heard the news from
Thornton, who telephoned his parents
as soon aa he left the court room. Mr?.
Hains nearly fainted from Joy at the
Prosecutor Darrin Disappointed.
'Under this verdict it is perfectly
safe for any person who is Ingenious
enough to frame up a defense to go out
CANAL ZONE GOVERNMENT.
No Change to Be Recommended to
Congress This Session.
Washington, Jan. 15. No change in
the form of government of the isihmlun
canal zone is to be recommended to
congress at this nession by the house
committee on inters'ate and foreign
commerce. Fourteen members of that
committee which has been inspecting
the canal construction on the zone re
turned to Washington today, and Col
onel Hepburn ot Iowa, chairman of the
committee, said that the consensus of
opinion of the members ETinrJ to be
that there should be no other govern
ment on tile zone at present thn the
existing one. A resolution will prob
ably be introduced in the hon.-.e within
a. few dajs, he added, giving the ap
proval of enrpjress to the military gov
ernment that 'the president has estab
lished. FIRST CASH PRIZE OFFERS
In United States for Aeroplane Con
tests Exclusively. ,
New York. Jan. 15. President C. F.
Bishop of Uie Aero ciub of America
lia-: presented thf club with fl.ieJu m
be divided into four 'qul prizes anil
awarded to the pilots of the first four
aeroplanes making a continuous f;icv-t
of at least one kMometi r during tha
current year. These prizes, to be
known a president's aviation prizes,
iire the first cash prize off.-rs in the
I'nited .states for oeroplanf contests
exclusively. All contesis for these
prizes must be under the auspices f
t- Aero club of America and must V
rertiiied to by a memla r of its contest
committee nr by a similar iommitte
of an affiliated club, and flights mu t
take place ir. the United States.
5,000 MESSINA REFUGEES
May Ba Formed Into a Colony on a
Washington, Jan. 15. At the deptrt
ment cf commerce and l.vbnr nothing
cfticial is known of the I ropusal the
Duke 1'oin Peo LiUa of Lorn hardy
made to the Itnliatv ambasadir at
Paris for tite colonization cf live ilion
sanrl Messina refugees on an estate
owned by me duke" in Florida, it is
said at the rieiia'-tment taut it will !)
necessary for the' ref.itees to co ne to
this country under th same conditions
? other immigrants conic to the
United Ftat.-s. In the atinco of a
specjnl act of congress in their, favor
no exception under the law could be
mpc'" for them by the immigration au
thorities. WORK ON NEW TARIFF BILL.
Sub-Ccmmlttee Holds Meetings Daily
The Duties on Files.
Washington, Jan. 15. Desiring fur
ther information with regard to tiie
schedule of duties on files, the lmuso
ways and means committee subpoenaed
Samuel Nicholson of Provi lence. It. I.,
to appear before. Mr. Nicholson was
on the stand before the committee to
day and argued in favor of retaining
the present duty on files of larg-.'r sizes
but urged an increase tjn the rates on
small flies. The sub-commilti-e I
holding meetings each day to work on
the new tariff bill. As It is found th.it
information on a schedule is lacking,
further witnesses will be ycalied.
Ohio Democrats in Taft Inaugural
Washington, Jan, 15. Ohio will take
a consnicuous part in the inauguration
of William H. Taft. Party lines will
for the time oeing be disregarded and
Judson Harmon, democratic governor
of the sttt. with his entire staff, will
head the Ohio division of three thou
sand troops. Thus far quarters have
been provided for the governors of
Ohio, Massachusetts, Mississippi and
Ancther Meetinq of House "Insurgents'
Washington. Jan. 15. Another meet
ing of the "insurgents" of the house
seeking to amend the rules of that
body will be held next Momlay night.
The meeting was called immediately
after the returne from the isthmian
canal zone of Colons Hepburn, who
presided at all the former meetings of
Venezuela and United States Agree to
Basis of Settlement.
"Washington, Jan. 15. Venezuela and
the United States have agreed to the
basis of a settlement of the disputes
between them and a protocol Is being
drawn up. Presumably the cases In
dispute will be referred to The Hague
and kill. Prlvato vengeance scams to
have taken precedence over the peo,
ple s law," was the only comment that
Prosecutor Larrin had to make on the
Court Room Demonstrator Ejected.
Partly In any court of law has such
a demonstration been witnessed as
that which occurred this afternoon
when the Jury made known Its ver
dict. The packed court room rote and
cheered and applauded with such vigor
that the blows with his gavel by Jus
tice Crane on his desk could not be
heard. Before proceeding furtner,
Jiistico Crane ordered the trial cham
ber cleared and the spectators put out
Into the street.
Changed His Vote to Aoquittal.
Jurors raid that the first ballot
stood 8 to 4 for an aoquittal and early
this morning the ballot showed a gall)
of one for acquittal. Jurors Hecker,
Johnson, Richmond and Boenlg voted
for conviction of murder. Juror Boenlg
held out until the final ballot waa
taken just after Justice Crane had
sent for the Jurors and than changed
his vote to acquittal.
What the Verdict Probably Means.
Officials of the district attorney's of
fice In Queens county are quoted to
night as saying that the verdict prob
ably means that Captain Hains will
never be brought to trial and that ha
will be surrendered to the care of his
family or to the federal government.
Third Biennial Meeting of Governor'
Hartford. Jan. 15. Tha third bien
nial meeting of the governor's staff
association was held here this after
noon and evening at tho Hartford
ciub. A business session preceded the
bnniuefat which Gon. E. JC. Bradley
of New Haven, president ot tha aaa
clation, read an historical paper, re
ports were presented and officers
elected. General Bradley was re
elected president and the other officers
chosen were us follows:
Vice presidents. Gen. Charles M.
Joslyn, Hartford; Gen. Louis Van
Kuien, Waterliur ; secretary, Ga.
James H. Jsrman, Hartford: treasurer!
Col. L. R. Cheney. Hartford; historian,
Gen. Arthur L. Goodrich, Hartford;
t-xccu'.ive committee. Gen. George H.
Kord. New Haven; Gen. John W. At
wood, Ki'llngly, and Col. T. B. War
CNE HUNDRED BLUEJACKET8
Searching Messina Ruins for Bodlaa of
Consul Cheney and Wife.
Messina. Jan. 15. One hundred sail,
ors from the United States battleship
Illinois, under command of Major Lan
dis. military attache to the Americas
embassy at Rome, have ben sutostU
tuted for "he men of the Yankton II
searching the ruins of the America!
consulate. The work continues to t4
extr-nic-iy hard, for nobody knows It
which part of the hoie Consul Chenej
and his wife were when the arthquak
occurred. All the efforts to find theif
bo.lies thus far hnve ben Ineffectual
though seme of the visiting cards oJ
Mrs. herey and books and picture
belonging to the consul have be
Federal Authorities Searching fo
Pittsburg, Pa.. Jan. 15. Federal au
thorities ai . still searching for a third
man acuscd of attempting to reaeh a
juror for the purpose of corrupting
him. in the case of J. B. F. RInehart,
found guilty to.lay of looting tha
Farmer.j and Drovers National bank
of Wa ynesburg, Pa., and aken to the
penitentiary to begin a fifteen yaro
son f ence.
Franking Privilege to Widows of For
Washington, Jan. 15. By unanimous
vote tiie ho'.isi of representatives today
granted the franking privilege t Mrs.
Benjamin Harrison and iirs. Grovc
Cleveland, widows of former presl.
British Columbia Passanger Train In
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. t5. A report
tonight says that part of a local pas
seng. r train jumped Into a river near
Spuzzum. Two locomotives went Into
the river, and Knglneers Foster and
Kinzadcn were killed.
Swore Falsely to Bank Condition
Owenshoro, Ky.. Jan. 15. T. 6. An
derson, former president of the de
funct Dnvies County Bank and Trust
Co., was found guilty of swearing
falsely to a statement of the bunk's
condition, and was today sentenced to
tiiree years in the penitentiary.
Emma Goldman in San Franelsoo Jail.
San Francisco, Jan. 15. Miss Emma
Goldman andDr. Ben Reltman, who
were arrested lust night and charged
with conspiracy to Incite a riot, wera
arraigned before Police Judge Deaxy
today. The hearing was continued un--til
tomorrow. Both being unable to
furnish 1,000 ball, were returned to
In her cell today Emma Goldman re
ceived news of the death of her fath
er in Rochester, N. Y.
Tong Shao Yi at Springfield.
Springfield, Mass., Jan. 15. Tong
phao Yi, special ambassador from
China to the United States, took an
other automobile trip around the city
today. He will leave this city tomor
row for Hartford. Conn., where he win
remain until Sunday afternoon. From
there he will go to New York to tako
the steamer to Europe.
Recall of Chilean Minister to Peru.
Lima. Peru. Ja.i. 15.- There exist to
day between the governments of Chlla
and Peru a misviderstandln; over
matter of comparatively minor Im
portance, which has resulted, never
theless, in the recall of too Chilean
minister to this republic. TMs diplo
mat made his farewell calk o Presi
dent Lexuls yesterday.
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