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' VOL"LiNOT 20." NORWICH, CONN., SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 19097 ,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SIXTY HAT FACTORIES STILL CLOSED
No Attempt to Reopen Yesterday with Non
Union Men Labor as it was Expected
AN EFFOKT AT ARBITRATION MADE
By the New York Bureau of Mediation Directors of As
sociated Manufacturers Wrestled Four Hours Friday
with the Strike Problem Proposal of State Mediators
Laid On Table Until Next Meeting.
New York. Jan. 22. Fof four hours
today the directors of the Associated
I-'ur and Felt Hat Manufacturers, in
session at the Knickerbocker hotel,
wrestled with the rroblem confronting
them in the strike of 3 8,000 men of the
United Hatters of America, who quit
work in the sixty factories owned by
member of the mployers" organiza
tion in New York. New Jersey, Penn
sylvania and Connecticut.
Arbitration Proposal Made.
An effort at arbitration was made
tv M. J. Reagan and James JicManua
of the bureau of mediation and arbi
tration of the New York state depart
ment of labor, tiho offered their ser
vices to the manufacturers. President
Kamuel Mundheim of the manufactur
ers' association appointed a committee
of three to receive the state mediators,
whose proposal was laid on the table
until the next meeting of the associa
tion as a whole, which had been called
for next Monday, but which at today's
cession was indefinitely postponed.
No Attempt to Reopen Factories.
It was expected that action would
tie taken today towards reopening the
rtosed factories with non-union labor,
tmt no such action was taken. Presi
dent Mundheim said after the meeting
that this was a question that should
more properly come before a meeting
of the whole association.
Union Ready to Arbitrate.
Although officers of the United Hat
ters of American announced in an offi
cial statement gome days ago that
thev were willing; to submit the dim
cultfes to arbitration, Mr. Mundheim
UNFORTUNATE MISTAKE
OF PHILADELPHIA SURGEON
Pir of Forceps Sewed Up in Patient's
Abdomen.
Philadelphia. Jan. 22. A pair of
burgeon's forceps, accidentally sewed
up In the abdomen after an operation
eleven years ago, caused the death of
(Miss Mary G. Donovan of this city, on
Wednesday. The operation in which
the unfortunate mistake occurred, was
(performed by a surgeon of this city
rf high repute, who has since died.
The facts in the case were suspected
only a few days ago. following an X
ray examination made on the advice
ef physicians. She was immediately
operated on at the university hospital,
liut the measure had been too long de
layed and her death followed a few
liours later.
1 1 was stated by the young woman's
(brother today that -with her father she
miade the rounds of health resorts of
4 he worid, but failed to secure re
lief. Since her father's d"ath she has
Ibeen und'T the care of specialists of
Cv'ew York and Philadelphia. who,
t-owever. failed to diagnose the cause
of her Illness.
The forceps when discovered by her
f.hysicians were completely imbedded
n the Intestines.
NAVAL PROGRAMME FOR 1910
Adopted by House and Naval Appro
priation Bill Passed.
Washington. Jan. 22. Exactly as re
ported by the committee, the naval
firogramme for the fiscal year 1910
was adopted today by the house of
representatives and the naval appro
priation bill was passed. The op
rionenta of Increases for the navy-
found themselves in a hopeless minor
ity. The only vital alteration made
in the measure was elimination of the
provision restoring marines to naval
vessels. The aggregate amount ap
propriated by the bill is 1135.000,000.
As has been the case in the past, the
increases In the naval estimates gave
rise to long and heated debate, in
which members had an opportunity to
eir their views on the Japanese ques
tion. The advocates of peace were
much in evidence in opposition to such
Increase, but the supporters of the in
treases were alive to every effort to
cut down the number of vessels au
thorized. BOSTON ATTORNEY ARRESTED
Charged by Client With Giving Worth
less Mortgages.
Boston, Jan. 2. While waiting trial
St the court today on a charge of lar
ceny from members of the Massachu
setts militia last year in connection
with the Chelsea conflagration, Robert
Hetcher, a local attorney, was arrest
ed on another indictment charging the
larceny of Jf.oOO from Miss .Mary T.
Coakley of HUIsboro, N. Y. Miss Coak
ley states that while acting as counsel
fir her, Betcher gave her three mort
gages for amounts aggregating ID. 500.
which she afterwards found to be
worthless.
The Chelsea larceny charge alleges
that Betcher, at that time a lieutenant
In the state militia, appropriated mon
ey earned by militiamen for iljty at
the Chelsea Are.
CHILEAN PEOPLE THANKED
For Generous Hospitality Extended to
Amerioan Squadron.
Valparaiso, Jan. 22. Before Rear
Admiral Swinburne, commander of the
United States Pacific squadron, sailed
from here yesterday for Callao, he sent
a letter to the Chilean authorities In
which he conveyed his sincere thanks
for the many favors and generous hos
pitaly extended him and his officers
during his stay in Chilean waters. The
cordiality of the authorities and the
Chilean ' people had created impres-
sions that always would be remember
ed with pleasure. In conclusion he
thanked the naval club for its hos
pitality and the police for their co
operation and maintenance of order.
CANAL DIGGING EQUIPMENT.
Nearly $11,000,000 Spent at Panama
for Various Items.
Washington. Jan. 22. Nearly $11,
000.CO0 has thus far been spent on
floating equipment, rolling stock and
machinery in the -work on the Panama
canal, according to a statement sub
mitted to the commission by the chief
tjuartermantPr. Expenditures in this
direction were as follows: Floating
equipment, $1,174,460; rolling stock and
chinery, $7,817.'J6&
said today that the manufacturers' as
sociation had received no proposal
along these lines from the union.
Mr. Keagan said that he would ap
proach the striking union with the
same offer he made today to the manu
facturers. He said- he had not yet
been able to put the offer in formal
shape to the union because President
Moffitt of the United Hatters was out
of town when he called upon him yes
terday. Mr. Reagan said, however,
that he saw Secretary Lawior, who
told him that a proposal to arbitrate
would probably be favorably consider
ed by the union.
Danbury Directors at Meeting.
All twelve of the directors of the
manufacturers' association, two from
each of the six districts in the four
affected states, were present at today's
meeting. They are Samoel Mundheim
and John Cavanaugh, New York; V.
G. Eells and J. B. Levi, Philadelphia;
Edward Von Gal and Arnold Turn,
Danbury; J. H. Baird and E. G. lavis.
Bethel; R. N. Drew and K. V. v'onnett,
Orange, and C. A. Wharton and Jacob
Rummell, Newark.
Governor Lilley to Take Part.
Danbury, Jan. 22. A movement was
started here tbnight with the intent
of bringing the matter of the striking
hatters to the attention of he gov
ernors of the four states where the
men are out on strike. It is the in
tention, it is alleged, to have the mat
ter first presented to Governor Lilley
and have him plate it before the gov
ernors of New York. New Jersey and
Pennsylvania.
160 MEN DROWNED IN
SOUTH AFRICAN GOLD MINE
Great Damage by Floods Throughout
the Transvaal.
Johannesburg. Jan. 22. One hundred
and seventy-three persons are known
to have lost their lives today as a re
sult of the Hoods which are general
throughout the Transvaal colony and
northern Natal. Great damage also
has been done to property, mining
plants having suffered heavily and
houses and railway bridges being
swept away or inundated. The floods
are the result of heavy rains that have
fallen recently and all the rivers have
been converted into rotring torrents.
The railway and telegraph services
are disorganized in all directions.
By the bursting of Knight's dam the
Witwatersand gold mine, in the south
western part o the Transvaal, was
Hooded today, and ten white men and
150 natives were drowned. The water
from this dam also flooded the lower
section of the town of Elsburg, where
a number of houses were swept away
ana li persons perished. A gold dred
ger, valued at $60,000, broke adrift to
day on the Kaap river and was wreck
ed. TO LEAVE M.
Professors Swain and Clifford to Join
Harvard Faculty.
Boston, Jan. 22. It was announced
tonight that two .)f the leading nrofes
sors of the Massachusetts Institute of
I ochnology, George F. Swain and Har
ry E. Clifford, will leave that institu
tion at the end of the present college
year to become members of tne faculty
of the graduate school of applied sci
ence at Harvard university. Professor
bwain will nead the department of civil
engineering and Professor Clifford that
of electrical engineering. Professor
Swain has been a member of the Tech
nology faculty since 1881. Since 1857
he has bee.i consulting engineer of the
Massachusetts railroad commission and
since 1894 a member of the Boston
transit commission. Professor Clifford
has taught at the institute since 1886.
These appointments at Harvard, and
others which it is said will be an
nounced soon, are made possible ty
the funds now coming into the uni
versity from the McKay estate. Har
vard will receive $1,000,000 from this
estate during the current year and a
large amount annually thereafter.
TRIAL OF COLONEL COOPER.
Six Jurors Obtained One Was Drunk
When Ho Reported for Service.
Nashville, Tenn.. Jan. 22. The third
day of the trial of Col. Duncan Coop
er, his son Robin, and former Sheriff
Sharpe, for the murder of former
Senator E. W. Carmack. passed with
out another Juror being obtained. If
the motion of the state be sustained,
one of the six jurors already chosen
will be dismissed. The state charged
that this juror w) intoxicated when
he reported for service. The state
said it obtained knowledge of his
condition only after it had accepted
him. Judge Hart set tomorrow for
passing on the motion.
The summoning of 500 additional
talesmen began late today. These men
will appear on Monday, when an effort
will be made to complete the jury
Judge Hart announced today that no
sessions will be held on Saturdays.
He believes that the case mav progress
more rapidly if the attorneys' are given
Sundays for consultation.
LOST $5,000 IN PARIS CAFE.
American Business Man in Hands of
English Swindlers,
Paris, Jan. 22. An American busi
ness man named Bell, who is said to
reside at Bayside, N. Y., made the ac
quaintance of three pleasant English
men today while he was admiring the
masterpieces of art in the Louvre. Af
terwards Mr. Bell and his new ac
mialnlsnceM .tdinnmer) to a -i
the Englishmen relieved Mr. Bell, in
Later one of the alleged thieves was
arrested as he was about to take the
train on his way to England, but the
other two men and Mr. Bell's money
still are missing.
First Formal Appearance Here of Ger
main Arnaud.
Boston. Jan. 22. Oermaine Arnaud,
the young French pianist, made her
first formal appearance in this, country
at the public rehearsal of the Boston
Symphony orchestra In Symphony hall
this afternoon. Her performance was
very favorably raceived.
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Cabled Paragraph
W'lllemstad, Jan. 22. The United
States cruiser Des Moines left here
this afternoon for La Guaira. Vene
zuela. She will return to Willemstad
Sunday.
Berne, Switzerland. Jan. 22. Dr. P.
RItter. the Swi minister to Jaoan.
las been named to succeed Leo Vogel,
at present minister of Switzerland at
Washington.
Seul, Jan. 22. The emperor, accom
panied by Prince Ito, the Japanese
resident general in Korea, will start on
a tour of the northern portion of the
empire on Jan. 27. The emperor win
visit all the principal cities and towns
in that part of Korea.
London, Jan. 23. Whether -it would
not be possible to make J. Pierpont
Morgan an honorary trustee of the
British museum, is a question asked
today by The Spectator, which pays a
tribute to Mr. Morgan's "splendid tact
and generosity" in purchasing and presenting-
to the museum the collection
of prehistoric weapons which was
gathered by Canon Greenwell of Dur
ham. London. Jan. 22. George Bernard
Shaw, the dramatist and author, who
was to have delivered a lecture tonight
before the Fabian society, was unable,
owing lo illness, to keep his engage
ment. It is understood, however, that
his indisposition is not serious. In re
ply to a note tonight inquiring as to
the state of his health. Mr. h;'w said:
"It. form the public that I am dead. It
will save a deal of trouble."
ONE SECTION ST. LOUIS EXPRESS
CRASHED INTO THE OTHER.
Disastrous Wreck Near Johnstown, Pa.
Many Passengers Reported Killed
and Injured Fifty Doctors Called.
Johnstown, Pa.. Jan. 2.1. Running at
a speed of nearly fifty miles an hour,
the second section of the St. Louis
express on the Pennsylvania railroad
which left Philadelphia at 4.30 yester
day afternoon ran into the first sec
tion, which had met with an accident
at a point between South Fork and
Summer Hill, known as "running
ground." with terrific force early this
morning, killing and injuring many
persons. Ihe se.'ond section was a
double header, with two large engines,
and is jaid to have ploughed its way
through the lirst section. Immediate
ly alter the wreck bTy calls were is
sued for all available physicians at
both this place and Al'toona and in
less than an hour nearly fifty physi
cians were on the way to the scene of
the accident. The wreck occurred be
tween telegraph stations and it is hard
to pain definite, information. When the
special train left the city officers were
stationed at the depot to nrevent news
paper men from accompanying the
physicians.
Tile latest information at this hour
is to the effect that five bodies have
been taken from the demolished cars
and that many injured have also been
rescued from the debris.
Pittsburg. Jan. 23 All efforts lo
obtain information from the offices of
the Pennsylvania Railroad company
here regarding the wreck near Johns
town have failed. Most of the local
officials started on a special train for
the wreck soon after 1 o'clock this
morning.
SUPPLY SHIP CELTIC
Arrives at Milazzo With Supplies for
Earthquake Sufferers.
Rome. Jan. 22. From official re
ports compiled here it appears that the
places affected by the earthquake, in
cluding large and small towns and
villages, number 184. with a popula
tion of over 1.000,000. Notwithstanding
the great efforts that have been made
to relieve distress some villages are
still isolated or their populations have
fled to the country or mountain dis
tricts and are difficult to reach.
Advices received here from Milazzo
say that the United States transport
Celtic, laden with supplies, has ar
rived there and been received with
demonstrations of gratitude by the
people. .4s an appreciation of the gen
erosity of the United States a quarter
of the town of Milazzo will be called
America.
BIG FIRE RAGING AT PRINCETON.
Threatens to Wipe Out Large Stction
of the Town.
Princeton. N. J., Jan. 23 2.50 a. m.
Fire which threatened to wipe out
a large section of the town broke out
shortly after 1.40 this morning in the
Terminal" restaurant. The local fire
department was unable to cope with
the blaze and sent to Trenton for as
sistance. The lower Pyne dormitory
of the Princeton university is only a
hundred yards away. The town is in
total darkness, caused by bursting gas
pipes and broken electric wires. Stu
dents and citizens are assisting the
firemen.
Author J, B. Connolly Sails to Rejoin
Battleship Fleet.
New York, Jan. 22. James B. Con
nolly, the author of sea tales, who
started with the United States fleet on
its world cruise, but abandoned the
trip shortly thereafter, evidently be
cause the officers objected to having
themselves written about, sailed loony
on the Republic to rejoin the fleet.
Connolly said he dined with the presi
dent a few days ago and that permis
sion to rejoin the fleet was given at
that time.
-The Republic carried 500 tons of ship
rjtores for the fleet to replace the sup
plies diverted to aid the Messina
earthquake sufferers.
Bridgeport Young Man Took Ounce of
Laudanum.
Bridgeport. Conn., Jan. 23. "Nate'
Miller, son of Frank Miller, the promi
nent coal dialer and lately proprietor
of the Atlantic hotel, took an ounce of
laudanum in the Atlantic hotel, and
was discovered in an unconscious con
dition at two o'clock this morning. He
had been living in Straftord lately and
came to the hotel last night. No real
cause for his act is known. He is
ubout thirty years old. His condition
is regarded as very serious.
Gives Bryan a Chance to Be Elected
Senator.
Lincoln, Neb.. Jan. 22. The Nebras
ka house today approved the report of
the committee of the whole recom
mending the passage of the Humphreys
bill for the election of senators bv the
Oregon plan. This bill was passed by
both houses. The bill is intended, it is
claimed, to give W. J. Bryan a chance
to b elected senator.
Baltimore Lyric Theater Sold.
New York. Jan. 22. The report that
four directors In the New York Metro
politan opera house have purchased
the Lyric theater in Baltimore was
confirmed today by Bernard Ulrieh
and Fred H. Gottlieb, two of the for
mer owners of the Lyric. Mr. Ulrich,
though not a part owner, under the
new management, will continue to be
manager, a position he has held for
the past eight years.
During the month of August 90
vessels entered the port of Buenos
Aires, and not one 'was American.
Jay Gould to be
Probation Officer
DECLARES HE WOULD LIKE TO
FILL THE POSITION.
IN KEW YORK CITY POLICE COURT
Will Be Connected With Magistrate
Finn's District Gould's Offer to
Serve the Result of a Dispute.
New York, Jan. 22. Jay Gould, the
champion amateur court tennis player
of the world and son of the millionaire
railroad director, George J. Gould., is
likely to become a probation officer in
a local police court. He has indicated,
through a friend, that he would like to
fill this position in City Magistrate
Finn's court, and the magistrate wrote
him a letter today saying it would af
ford him pleasure if Mr. Gould would
take the position. The magistrate also
asked him to meet and to confer with
The Paper
Those who examine the accompany table carefully will
see that the Saturday Bulletin is the great paper of the week
in. the quantity and variety of its reading nutter it averages two and
a half times the size of The Bulletin of other days in the week. In
effect it is really The Bulletin Company's way of putting the equiv
alent of seven papers in six days'
citizens of Norwich to mail to friends elsewhere. We do not know of
another Saturday paper in New England which equals it for home
news.
The Bulletin has the largest circulation in proportion to popula
tion because it deserves to. It neglects no Interest to which its atten
tion is called.
Now is the time to subscribe for The Bulletin. It will be left at
your door for 12 cents a week.
Following is a summary of the news printed in the past week:
I
Bulletin leJeQrap' Local Oemril hr
Saturday. Jan 16 100 152 757 1009
Monday. Jan. 18 64 118 212 394
Tuesday. Jan. 19 112 100 147 359
Wednesday. Jan. 20 88 116 166 370
Thursday. Jan. 21 79 104 252 435
Friday. Jan 22 88 97 178 363
Total. - - - - 531 687 1712 2930
BE2!E23E3EEZ3
him regarding the subject on Monday
morning.
Vhy Gould Wishes to Serve.
The sitjation which led up to Mr.
Gould's offer to serve was brought
about by a dispute Magistrate Finn
had with Police Commissioner Bing
ham. A paid policeman usually per
forms trie duties of a probation officer,
but Magistrate Finn recently scored
Commissioner Bingham in a public
statement for an alleged affront to tne
court and the policeman detailed to the
magistrate's court was withdrawn.
Jay Gould heard of the magistrate's
plight and his offer to serve, perforce
gratuitously, is the result.
Duties Sometimes Strenuous.
The duties of a probation officer
consist in the main of handling cases
of abandonment and acting as pacifier
of family troubles. His lot is not al
together arduous. Occasionally, how
ever, a probation officer has to defend
himself against a six foot longshore
man w ho is more or less irresponsible
from liquor.
PANAMA CANAL LIBEL SUIT.
Secretary of State Root One of the
Witnesses Yesterday.
Washington, Jan. 22. "I simply
brought my subpoena and conscience
with me." jocularly remarked Secre
tary of State Elihu Root, who .was one
of the chief witnesses today before the
United States grand jury on its in
vestigation of the alleged libel con
cerning the purchase of the Panama
canal. The secretary made the re
mark to newspaper men who sought to
interview him a few minutes before he
went into the grand jury room. Sen
ator Knox of Pennsylvania and As
sistant Attorney General Charles W.
Russell also testified. All declined to
throw any light upon the nature of
their testimony.
Except for a fifteen-minute recess,
the grand jury was in session for
about three hours today and when it
adjourned it did so to meet tomor
row. It is not its practice to meet
on Saturday and the decision to do
so has given rise to the belief that
every effort is being made to com
plete the investigation at the earliest
possible moment. It is fvossible Wil
liam Nelson Cromwell will be one of
the witnesses tomorrow.
"Well." said Secretary Root, as he
emerged from the grand jury room,
"I cannot tell you. boys, of course, now
I testified. But I will say fr.ts. It is
the first time I have Peen in this
building since the trial of Charles
Guiteau for the assassination of Pres
ident Garfield in 18S2. I was then
here as a spectator only."
"Is this the first time von ever -were
before a grand jury?" he was asked.
"Oh, no," he replied. "Why, I used
to run a grand jury when I was dis
trict attorney in New York."
Boy Died From Accidental Blow.
Fall River Mass., Jan. 22. Geores
H. Maynard, a ten year old school
boy, died at his home in this city to
day as the result, it is alleged, of a
bl&w in the stomach inflicted yesterday
by Elphoe Cardin. a 14 year old play
mate. An autopsy will be held. The
Cardin boy, who admitted the assault,
according to the police, says that he
struck the Maynard boy in fun. It
i.i said that the Maynard boy had suf
fered from dropsy.
Pawtucket Weavers' Wages to Be
Raised.
Pawtuckfet. R. I., Jan. 2. Announce
ment was made todav to the 1,100 em
ployes at the Royal Weaving compa
ny's mill here that beginning February
1, their wages would be increased one
quarter of a cent per yard on all qual
ities of goods.
Earthquake Nervousness at Malta.
London, Jan. 23. "Earthquake ner
vousness is the latest disease here,"
says the Daily Telegraph's Malta cor
respondent. "It is foretold that Malta
will disappear Wednesday, and the
credulous are dreading its fulfilment.
We are on the same seismic axis as
Smyrna but our seismograph has not
yet moved."
Schoolboys
Fought a Duel
POCKET KNIVES THE WEAPONS,
CLASS ROOM THE GROUND.
RIYALS FOR GIRL'S AFFECTIONS
Twenty Classmates Witnessed tha
Fight One of the Boys Dangerously
Wounded Over the Heart.
Newark, N. J.. Jan. 22. William
Pollaw. a 14-year-old schoolboy, was
sent from the public school at Sum
mit. N. J., today to the Overlook hos
pital here, suffering from a dangerous
knife wound over the heart.
According to Pollak, the wound was
received in a duel with a classmate,
Arthur Tappan, 16 years old. Both
boys. Pollak asserts, were rivals for
the affections of a girl member of their
classand to determine which one
should have the right of way, they
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decided mon a duet. This was fought
out today, he says, during the noon
recess one of the classrooms at the
school serving as the duelling ground
and pocket knives us the weapons.
Other pupils confirm Poilak's (story.
t.nd say that twenty classmates of the
two boys witnessed the fight.
At the hospital it was said that if
Poilak's wound had been half an inch
lower it would have proved fatai.
japanese consul in new york
on anti-jap Agitation
Does Not Believe the Movement Rep
resents American Sentiment.
New York, Jan. 22. Bringing the
message that Japan is confident Am
erican public sentiment will demand
the repression of the anti-Japanese
agitation in the far west, and declar
ing that the continuance of peace with
the United States is necessary if hif-.
country is to realize its highest aims.
Kokichi Midutio, Japanese consul in
this city, made the principal address
at the eighth annual dinner of the
Twenty-four-Curat club, an organiza
tion of jewelers, at Delnionicos, to
night. Consul Miduno appeared, he
said, in the place of Baron Takahira,
the Japanese ambassador, who was
unable to attend.
"We are fully confident." he said,
"that the Washington 'government,
backed by the public opinion of the
people of the union, will succeed in re
pressing the ill-advised anti-Japanese
agitation. The people of Japan, re
gardless of political party, joint with
their government in believing that
such such anti-Japanese movement
does not represent the true sentiment
of the American people.
"Wt have done all in our power to
remove even the remotest cause of dif
ference between the two countries, and
have spared no effort to cement the
already close relations and frienship
with the United States. It remains,
therefore, for us to depend upon and
trust the sense of justice and the
sound sense of the people."
GOVERNMENT RESTS IN
CASE AGAINST COAL TRUST.
Defendants Will Open in New York on
Feb. 16.
Philadelphia. Jan. 22. The govern
ment today concluded the presentation
of its case against the anthracite con!
roads composing the alleged "coal
trust." The hearings will be resumed
on Feb. 16 in New York, when the
defendants will open their side of the
case.
In the documentars- evidence offered
by the government's attorneys was a
table of statistics showing that of the
76.000,000 tons of coal produced onlv
16,000,000 or about 21 per cent., was
produced by independent operators
Of this 16.000.000 tons it was alleged
that all except 6. 607, ."11 tons are in
the control of the railroads by con
tract or otherwise at the time it leaves
the mines.
Body of Another Victim of Crib Disas
ter Picked Up.
ChiVago, JUin. 22. Today. after
searching all day in the lake near the
crib off South Chicago, where more
than fifty workmen were killed last
Wednesday, the tug Sabin picked the
body of a man up who by a check
number in his pocket was identified as
an employe of the crib. He probably
jumped into the lake to escape the tire.
It is believed that ten or more bodies
are still in the lake. Search for them
will continue.
Former Member of Connecticut Leg
isclature Dead.
Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 22. Sherwood
Banks, formerly a meiuber of the leg
islature and prominent in town af
fatirs, died suddenly today of heart
failure. H.2 had been about his work
during the morning, and, feeling sick,
went into the house and soon expired.
He had served as an assessor and as
selectman. He wag 68 jwars old and
) survived by three sons and three
daughters.
Condensed Telegrams
King Edward Rsceived Ambassador
Reid at Buckingham palace.
Five Thousand Coal Miners in South
ern Alberta and British Columbia may
so on strike April 1. -
Mrs. America Diaz and two daugh
ters perished in their burning home on
Fulton street, Brooklyn.
Charges Were Made at a Chicago
hearing that' the Standard Oil company
controlled the fixing of freight rates
in the west.
Chairman Willcox of the public ser
vice commission wrote to Comptroller
Metz asking for a missing $23,000,000
fund for new subways.
At the Po'e Centenary Exercises the
exclusion of the famous author and
poet from the Hall of Fama was de
cried bj noted speaki rs.
Governor Patterson of Tennessee ve-.
toed the state-wide prohibition laws
which were recently passed by both
branches of the legislature.
United States District Attorney Stim
son named the Press Publishing coni-
fpany in a subpoena served on the head
or tne world s mailing room.
Policemen Heard That They may he
asked to wear pedometers in order that
their superior officers in New York
may tell the distances they gravel.
The 102d Anniversary of the birth of
Robert E. Lee, coincident with the an
niversary , of the birth of Stonewall
Jackson, was celebrated throughout the
sqiith.
The Battleshiss Wisconsin, Kear-
sarge and Illinois, of the American At
lantic, fleet, left Malta for Algiers; the
Ohio and the Missouri reached Salon
ica, European Turkey.
A Protocol for the Settlement of dis
putes between the United States and
Venezuela has been practically agreed
upon at Caracas by Commissioner Mu
chanun and the Gomez administration.
It Was Stated in Austin that as a re
sult of the federal supreme, court de
risicm in the Texas stiiu against the
Waters-Pierce Oil company, the Stand
ard company would be in entire con
trol in the south.
The Government of Liberia has ten
dered an official apohuv to Germany
lor the improper act of its harbor offi
cials in the recent stopping of two
steamers of the Woerman line off the
Liberian coast by the customs gunbont
Lark, and the matter is regarded as
settled.
BROODED OVER LOVE AFFAIR.
John E?iley of Westport Drowned
Himself in Wood's Pond.
Westport. Conn.. Jan. 22. John Bai
ley, 65 years old. employed as a care
taker at the summer home of .V T.
Burr of New York, committed suicide
today by drowning himself in Wood's
pond.
Bail-y, who had some property, be
came engaged a few months ago to a
New York woman unil was to have
been married the first of iiie year,
but the date of the weddinjr was post
poned to the fifteenth of this month.
Bailey rf urnishctl c 4iou which lie
owned and a tvv days before tile date
of the wedding his fiancee came here
and looked the house over, file then
requested Batiley to turn all h's prop
erty over to her. saving that she would
take good care of him and see that
he didn't want anything. This Bai
ley refused to do, sa ing that he was
perfectly able to care for his own
property. His fiancee then informed
him that she was going hack to New
York and would not marry him.
Bailey, who was a widower, brooded
over the affair and told several of his
friends that he did not think life
worth living. Today he went about his
duties as usual until late this after
noon, v hen he was noticed going to
ward Wood's pond. On his failure to
return neighbors went to the pond and
found his body lying in shallow water
near the shore, where the ice had been
broken. He leaves two sisters and a
brother.
IMPORTANT DECISION
By DeDartment of Commerce and La
bor Affects Diamond Cutting Industry.
Washington, Jan. 22. By virtue of
an important decision affecting the
diamond cutting and polishing indus
try of this country, rendered today by
the department of commerce and la-e-ir,
eight Belgian diauxiud cutters,
whom the Diamond Workers' Protec
tive union of American succeeded in
having detained "at Kllis island on the
charge that they were brought to this
country in violation of the contrac t
labor law. the Belgians are allowed
to enter the United States. The de
cision holds that the Diamond Work
ers' union of this country Is "un
American in character, in that it Is
composed almost exclusively of for
eigners, and this stringent rule prac
tically prohibits Americans from be
coming members by limiting the num
ber of apprentices that can be taken
Into the trade to 10 per cent, of the
total membership."
Although about ninety per cent, of
the world's diamonds are sold in this
country according to evidence sub
mitted there are only u2.", diamond cut
ters here, all members of the Ameri
can union, whereas there are about
20.000 in Antwerp and .Amsterdam. The
union, it was contended at th hear
ing, has succeeded in keeping others
from coming in.
HIS LAST DA f IN AUGUSTA.
President-elect Taft Leaves This
Morning for Charleston.
Augusta, (ia.. Jan. 22. Philander C.
Knox and Frank H. Hit, hcock, Mr.
Taft's choice for secretary of slate
ann postmaster general respectively,
have been requested by him to ome
to Charleston for a conference Sunday.
Mr. Taft has continued to gather in
formation regarding prospective cab
inet material and while he cures to
give no details as to what is to he dis
cussed Sunday, it is probable that the
treasuryship will receive attention, as
well as other matters. Mr. Hitchcock
had expected to . see Mr. Taft in
Charleston, but it nas not known un
til announced by Taft tonight that
Mr. Knox had been nv!d to come and
that a similar request had also gone
to the national chairman.
Mr. Taft will terminate his sty In
Aueusta tomorrow morning, when he
will leave at eight o'clock for Charles
ton. Fishing Schooner and Crew Lost.
St. Johns, N. F.. Jan. 22. It is fear
ed that the fishing schooner Veta,
which left Halifax some time ago for
the Grand Banks, was lost off the
southern coast during a recent storm.
x wo rruHii uoats witn xne name
"Vesta on them have drifted ashore.
The schooner carried a crew of six
men.
Steamship Arrivals.
At Genoa, Jan. 22: Cedrlc, from Xew
York.
At Llbau, Jan. IS: Eirma, from New
York.
vDcl r.rffE$ WILD
There was a Storm of Cheers, Many of the Del
egates Weeping from Emotion
JOHN MITCHELL DAY" IN CONVENTION
Of the United Mine Workers In an Address He Declar
ed that Any Man who Lays Violent Hands on the
Great Organization of United Mine Workers Will
Answer for that Act.
Indianapolis, Jan. 22. This w.ts John
Mitchell rtiiy in the convention of the
United Mine Workers of America.
When the former president of the min
ers appeared on the .-tae of Tomiinsoit
hall 1.300 delegates went wild with
enthusiasm. There was a storm of
cheers and many of the delegates wept
from emotion.
Mr. Mitchell Deeply Moved.
Mr. Mitchell, who was deeply moved,
came forward to the edge of the plat
form and said: "I feel keenly sensitive
to the reception vou have given me
this day. It wouid seem that at least
in a mi'iers' convention a former lead,
er of laboring people loses none of his
lustre because he is sentenced to Jail."
Petition Protestinq Against Judqe's
Decision.
A delegate moved that a petition be
prepared and addressed to President
Roosevelt protesting against Judge
Wright's decision, it is to be signed
by every delegate and officer in the
convention.
Ex-President Mitchell's Dream.
In the course of his address to the
convention Mr. Mitchell said:
"The man. I don't care who he Is,
who lays violent hand on this great
organization will have to answer for
that act. Settle your difficulties here
and then go back and let e very man
do his full share u building up this
union umil the time will come when
no man shall mine col in this coun
ASSAULT ON CHILD LAEOR
OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.
Boys Only 12 Years of Age Working in
United States Senate.
Chicago, Jan. 22. An assault on the
child labor of the lliMrict of Columbia
was a featcre of today's session of the
national child labor committee. Isaac
X. Seliffmaii of XeW York presided.
Owen U. Lovejoy. secretary of the
committee, led in criticisms of the inw
in the federal district.
'The Uniied Slates senate." he de
clared, "has today a monopoly of i li'l !
labor. In the senate there are boys
working- for $75 a ironth who u'v only
12 years f aue. J'i.ere s no ;nst i a'isi
for it. The bill went through the
lower house In .-' form with which lit
tle If miiv fault conic be found, but It
tonk four year' lo et through the
senate. When t.nt oo.ly got through
nltli it there had been inserted an
amendment providing th.it orphans and
children of widows could go lo work
at the airn of I-'. Another one provided
that house and senate pages could be
employed at that age."
Mr. I.oveJ y's assertion that no child
under 14, without exception, should be
allowed to work wa.j applauded. .
FEBRUARY 12 DECLARED
A SPECIAL LEGAL HOLIDAY
In Memory cf Abraham Lincoln Sen
ate Proceedings.
Washington, Jan. 22. February 12
next was declared today to be a spe
cial legal holiday and a survey auJ
plans for a highway from Washing
ton to Gettysburg, to be known as the;
"Lincoln Way," as a memorial to Ab
raham Lincoln, were provided for by
a joint resolution adopti'd by the sen
ate, after a long debate'. The resolu
tion did not commit congress to the
construction of the highway when
surveyed.
Final action was also taken on the
legislative, executive and judicial bill,
the senate refusing by a vote of 41
to 27 to fix at $7i.0no the salary of
the president, previously Increased by
an amendment to Jluii.uOO.
SAILORS ASHORE AT ALGIERS.
Cty Greatly Interestod in the Ameri
can Warship Cruise.
Algiers. Jan. 22. The government
officials and the mayor of Algiers re
turned Admiral Potter's visit aboard
the Wisconsin this afternoon. Admiral
Porter, surrounded by his staff, ri--ceived
his visitors at the gangway.
The mayor was greatly interested in
the cruise of the battleship lleet and
listened intently to a detailed account
of it by Admiral Potter. At the con
clusion of the visit the mayor, in the
name of the city. Invited the admiral
and officers of the Wisconsin to a
grand reception In the city hall here
next Tui'Sd'ay. The admiral accepted
the Invitation.
Jfany of the men were granted shore
leave today and visited tne sights of
the city.
SUBPOENAS QUASHED
Calling for Appearance of Press Pub
lishing Co. in Canal Libel Suit.
Xew York. Jan. 22. The subpoenas
calling for the appearance bi'fore the
federal Jury of J. Angus Shaw, secre
tary of the Press Publishing company,
publishers of the World, and of Wil
liam P. ilc-L lughlin. sporting editor of
the World, "to testify all and every
thing which you may know ge nerally
on the part of the United States." the
validity of which had been eiuestioned
by the attorneys feir the World, were
set aside and Uithed today by a de
cision handed down lv Juelee Ward
in the I'n'ted States circuit court.
Today's action by the court up'-efx the
established pra'tl-e or nearly ti!tv
years and is considered to be of very
far-re:ii'hing Importance.
BALL GIVEN BY ALGIERS WOMEN
To Admiral Potter and Officers of Vis
iting American Fleet.
Algiers. Jan. 22. Admiral Potter anil
his officers tonight attended a ball giv
en in their honor by the French society
women of Algiers. AH the military and
government officials were present. The
ballroom was a mass of flowers, and
intertwined American and French flags.
The ball wns the most brilliant affair
held here In years.
California Anti-Raca Track Bill.
Sacramento. "al.. Jan. i2. The mo
tion f reconsider yesterday's vote by
which the unti-race tr.T k hill passed
the assembly by a vote of 7 to 10 was
lost this afternoon by a vote of 67 to
J?.
WITH ENTHUSIASM
try unless he belongs to the union.
This was my dream my ambition it
is my dearest wish."
"Stay in the Game," Message to Gom
pers. Washington. Jan. 22. "Stay in the
pn .Tie,'' ran a nie.-snge from the United
Mine Workers of America at Indian
apolis to President (Jumpers of the
American Federation of Labor today.
The message referred o the fight the
Federation of Labor officials ure mak
ing in the Bucks Stove and Range
company contempt cases and against
the sentences imposed on Messrs.
(Jumpers, Mitchell and Morrison by
Justice Wright of the district supreme
court. The message read:
"One thousand and three hundred'
and fifty delegates attending the thir
tieth annual convention extend tra
ternal greetings; appropriated I2.S00
for present needs, and instructed the
executive board :o furnish more when
needed.
"Stay in the ga.ric. Three hundred
thousand black diamond artists are
with you in this fight to a finish to
determine our lesal rights.
(Signed)
"T. U LEWIS.
"President.
"JOHN T. WHITK.
"Vice President,
"W. I). RYAN,
"Secretary.
"United Mine Workers of AmerVa."
DANGER OF IGNITION
OF MOVING PICTURE FILMS.
Practical Illustration by Hartford In
spector of Board of Fir Underwriters.
Hartford, ('.inn., Jan. 22. Before the
Insurance institute tonight u practical
illustration of the inflammable nature
of the films used in moving picture!
machines was given by Electric: In
spector Lay of the local board of fire
underwriters. He demonstrated by
means of a cabinet containing; a sec
tion of picture film that when the
thermometer re-eeircis ISO degrees Fah
renheit the ftatloiiary film 111 Ignite
and set lire to its support.
During this experiment the heat was
not gi iicrated by a. liunseii burner or
othe r form of flume. The rise In tem
perature was e'.ue entirely to heat trom
eiectric.il units using aUout 1.110 jut
of energy. Thu lest d moiistrated tha
necessity of keeping the film in motion
when the condensed light rajs are
no n it.
During the di'inoifstrutiou Inspector
Day said "that while manufacturers
have bee n unable to make these ma
chines absolutely 'f.iol proof,' munici
palities ami commonwealths can mako
it impossible for an undesirable per
son to operate a machine."
in Hartford, he said, "precautions
against this fre hazard have been tak
en to the exti'nt that no person who
tins a we ak hi art or who is subject lo
tits is graiiteii an operator's license.
liesldi'S nil moving picture machines
are incased in me tal booths."
Similar conditions, ho said, should
prevail throughout the state. He fa
vored oversight and control of thesa
machines by the state police.
THE FIRST DEAF MUTES BALL
EVER HELD IN CONNECTICUT.
Everything Except the Music Was
Conducted by Signs.
Ttridgrport, Pnnn., Jan. 22. The first
ball by and for deaf mutes ever held
In this st:ite took place tonight In Oer
mania hall, about l.'iO couple. Includ
ing voiceless persons from all parts of
the st.'.te. being present. It was a
maseiueraele, and many of the cos
tumes were very handsome. A few
with the ability to talk were on the
tlo'ir. but more than 90 per cent, of the
dancers were mute's. Everything ex
cept the music was conducted by signs,
elth' r manual or printed, even the tick
et sellers and doorkeeper being with
out the power of speech. The most
noticeable thing about the affair was
the almost absolute silence that ensued
at tlio end of each musical part of tha
programme, the usual bnxr of conver
sation being displaced by busily mov
ing fingers and hands.
SIX TIMES RESPITED.
DeDth Sentence cf Herman Billik Com
muted to Life Imprisonment.
Springfield. 111., Jan.' 22. Oovernor
Charles S. Deneen tonight commuted
to life Imprisonment the sentence of
death that had been pronounced on
Herman Billik of Chicago, condemned
to be hanged for the murder of Mary
Vzral, whem he poisoned, together with
other members of the family, it whs
charged. Six times Ilillik- had been
granted respite. The commutation Is
nieilo on recommendation of the state
board of pardons.
The state board of pardons In mak
ing the recommendations for commu
tation of the xentence snys that after
the final action of the sunreme court
Jerry Viral, brother of Mary Viral
and or.e nf tlv principal witnesses nt
the trial of Miilik. appeared before the
state board of pardon and swore that
fill his testimony at the trial agclnst
Ilillik wa false except a to ome un
important facts.
HELD IN $5,003 BOND.
Millionaire Oil Operator Arrastad Off
Charge of Forgery.
New Martinsv'lle. W. Vn Jan. 52. J.
Hobiiison of Sniitiivllle. a million
aire eil eipeiator. was nrrefKeel toony
on a charge of forgery, and was held
under jr,, (too bond for n speriHl grand
Jury trial to be convenecd next week.
The nrrcst crew out of an action to re
cover I30.0H0 from the bondsmen nf V.
A. Iewls. late cashier of the failed
Smlthfti'ld bank, who Is under Indict
ment for embezzlement and making
false- reports to the state bank ex
anihier. Immense Coal Seam Found in Australia
Melbourne. Jan. 22. The director of
the government geological survey any a
that the recent discovery of a coal
seam on the Powlett river Is the frat
est mineral discovery in Victoria for 2S
f-ears. and that from ten to twenty mil
Ion toua of coal fra a ar sraiUble,

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