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NORWICH, CONN., TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1909. P' v" TWO CENTS. SIDNEY CLOVE SPRINGS ASURPRISE Having Married a Chicago Girl, Said to be the Most Beautiful Woman in the World, GIVES UP $25,000,000 A YEAR BUSINESS Chicago Financial Districts templated for Months, but when the Day Came the Details were Quietly Worked Out in Four Hours and Mr. Love with His Wife will Soon Start on Tour. Chicago, Jan. 25. Sidney C. Love of New York and Chicago, having amassed, during a brief but brilliant career, a fortune said to be close to 2.000,000, and having married a Chi cago society girl, pronounced by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, the artist, to be the most beautiful woman in the world, quietly retired from business today. Financial District Startled. Mr. Love had contemplated the act for Dome months, but so quietly were the details worked out today it was done in four hours by the strenuous we of direct telygraph wire, that the announcement that Sidney C. Love & company had abandoned a business formerly rated at 125,000,)00 a year Itartled the local financial district. Will Soon Tour Europe. Mr. and Mrs. Love, the latter for merly Miss llarjorie Burns, of Chica go, ar.-l said to be very wealthy in her bv. n rigiit, will leave soon far a tour of fjurope, during which there will be no business cares to haunt them. Mr. Jjnve is 36 years of npe. He began his business career as a clerk fifteen years ago. embarking in the brokerage busi ness at the tlma the MDores began their sii2cessul campaign to secure tne Ro.k Island road. "It Was Rather Sudden." Mr. Iove's associates in 'business were Frederick Swilt o New York and Yri derlc'c C. Aldrich of Chicago. "It was ramer sudden," said Mr. Aldrich. "Mr. Love talked of it last winter whin business was dull and again in New York a few days ago TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY OF THE ORGANIZED MILITIA Assistant Secretary Acts Upon Na tional Militia Board Recommendations, Washington. Jan. 25. As the repre. etnative of the war department. As sistant Secretary Oliver has acted up on a number of recommendations made by the national militia board designed to Increase the efficiency of the or ganized militia. The recommendation lor detail of non-eonimissioned officers of the army for duty with the organ ized militia was approved, condition ed Un the settlement of the question iof the right to pay the expenses out of the federal appropriations for the mil ltja. Mr. Oliver disapproved recom mendation for the allowance of pay and ttaveling expenses of officers of the militta engaged in giving instruc tion in rifle practice or on continuous duty at rifle ranges, on the ground that Kiich payments are not authorized by law. Adoption of cap and collar Insignia to Identify the wearer a-s a member of the first line of the national forces, etc., was approved, with the proviso that the time is not yet ripe for the adoption of such insignia. The rec ommendation for an allowance for ammunition cases, bandoleers and flips is still under consideration. PLANS TO CURE BV MUSIC. Another Health Cult Founded in Bos tonMay Reform Criminals. Boston. Jan. 25. That Healing by music will ultimately be accepted the panacea for hundreds of cases of disease which now baffle physicians Is the belief of a Boston woman. Miss Christine Brown, who has founded a new health cult here. 'The secret of cure lies entirely irt weet, melodious and seductive strains of music," she says. ' "Musical har mony is a fundamental law of the in ner self. To be well, our bodies must not only be in tune with the self with In. but also In accord with external conditions. I believe that music, scientifically employed In prisons and asylums for the demented, will even tually bme the means of reform ing criminals and will result in a steady decrease In the thousands who now crowd the Insane asylums. It 1s not necessary that a person should possess an artistic sense or that a eufferer should even have a musical ear to obtain the benericient effects of harmony." OKLAHOMA LAND FRAUDS Will Amount to Stupendous Propor tions Trial Begins Today. Muskogee. Okla., Jan. 25. Govern ment officials now In Muskogee as sert that no fraud In town lots ever investigated will equal the stupen dous proportions of that now figuring in tne government case Here. "Witnesses ' from a dozen states be gan to arrive today to testify before the federal grand Jury, which will Stoet tomorrow. 1fle discovery wag made today that one of the men summoned to serve upon the grand Jury is the son-in-law of one of the men accused and brother-in-law of another. These men will be rejected as Jurors and other prospective Jurors will be examined particularly with a view of weeding out any relative of the men Involved. Today government officials learned that two a tie men accused of fraud hare died recently and that a third is dying of tuberculosis. KIERAN STILL IN BUFFALO. Fidelity Funding President Consults His Attorney. Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 25. P. J. Kieran f the Fidelity Funding company con ferred with Attorney Edward L. Jel nek, of Shire & Jellinek, for a short time today. Later Mr. Jellinek said there was nothing new to be said. When asked if Kieran would authorize a statement, now that he has retained counsel here, Mr. Jellinek replied: "I don't know that we will remain as his counsel. There Is only a tentative arrangement between us at present." Mr. Jellinek Intimated that the case might require too much of their time out of town- Secretary Root Goes to Hot Springs. Washington, Jan. 25 Secretary Root expects to leave Washington on Wed nesday for Hot Springs, Ark., for r-st and recreating, returning in lime for inauguration, March i. Startled Act had been Con whon I was there, but nothing definite was agreed upon. "Our partnership agreement aid not terminate till April 1 next. No Mystery, No Financial Embarrass ment. ) "However, the wire began buzzing today. Mr. Love had concluded to wind up affairs and inside of four hours it had been done. Besides the main offices in New York and Chi cago, our branches In Minneapolis and St. Louis closed today. Our New York business was transferred to Hollister & Babcock and our grain deals on the Chicago board of trade to Shearson, Hamill & company. There is no mys terv about it and no financial embar rassment. For myself, I shall go into business again. Mr. Love's ultimate plans I do not know." Prior to his removal to New York about three weeks ago .Mr. Love was secretary of the Chicago Horse Show association. His marriage to Miss Burns was a society event of recent history'. Member New York Stock Exchange. New Tork, Jan. 25. Sidney C. Love is the board member here of the firm of Sidney C. Love & company, the dis solution of which is to follow the ter mination of the partnership agreement In April. Mr. Love has been a mem ber of the stock exchange since 11)00. Frederick Swift and F. C. Aldrich are the other two members of the firm, whose New York offices are at No. 2 Will street. No statement was to be had there today as to the approaching dissolution or whetlitr it would' be fol lowed by a reorganization. TAFT, ON WARSHIP, STARTS FOR CANAL. President-elect and Party of Engineers Sail from Charleston for Panama. Charleston, S. C., Jan. 25. William H. Taft and Mrs. Tal't and party, in cluding a small staff of distinguished civil engineers selected to Inspect with the president-elect the isthmian canal, sailed for Panama early today. The party will reach New Orleans on the return trip on February 13. As the two big warships, the North Carolina and the Montana, departed they attracted considerable atention. On board the North Carolina were Mr. Taft and his immediate party, includ ing Mrs. Taft and Wendell Mischler, his assistant secretary. . On the other cruiser was the party of newspaper correspondents. Aboard each craft was a seeretVservice agent. L. C. Wheeler on the North Carolina and Richard Jarvis on the Montana. The cruisers sailed at 9 o'clock this morning. At 10 o'clock, one hour after weigh ing anchor at government wharf, the North Carolina passed through the Jetties to the sea, pointing for Pan ama. The Montana had taken aboard from the lighthouse tender Cypress members of Taft's party, including the civil engineers who will Inspect canal work. The torpedo boat Du Pont con voyed the North Carolina down the bay. Senator Knox, who came to confer with Mr. Taft, returned to Washing ton this afternoon. Frank H. Hitch cock will remain a 3ay or two prob ably, with friends. John Hays Ham mond, president of the League of Re publican Clubs, will spend several days here. SIX HUNDRED NAVY YARD MECHANICS OUT OF WORK Business Will Pick Up When Battle ship Fleet Arrives. Philadelphia. Jan. 25. A general re duction in the number of employes at the Philadelphia navy yard has thrown nearly six hundred mechanics of the various departments out of work. Ac cording to the authorities at the yard, this reduction is due to the comple tion of the work on the battleships Idaho and Mississippi, both of which have been subjected to a general over hauling. With the return of the bat tleship fleet, the work will be resumed on a full basis. President Receives Committee From State Food and Dairy Commission ers. Washington, Jan. 25. A committee from the Association ot State Food and Dairy Commissioners, now holding sessions here, was received by the president in the East room of the White house tonight. They presented him with a resolution expressing the state food control officials' apprecia tion of the strong support he has al ways given the effort for a "square deal" between the trade and the con sumers in the sale of food and drug products. One of the committee was Dr E H. Jenkins of New Haven, Conn. ' New Haven Road Matters in Massa chusetts House. Boston, Jan. 25. An order was adopted in the house today asking four questions or me iNew JCork, New Ha ven and Hartford railroad, all r,t iham in relation to the company's interests in Aiassacnuseus street railways and the stock of the Boston and Maine railroad. The order was offered by Representative "White of Brookline and was based upon the recent report of the attorney general on the New Haven railroad. Steamer Nantucket Floated. Woods Hole, Mass., Jan. 25. The Nantucket-New Bedford steamer Nantucket, which went aground off Nobska during a fog on Saturday, was floated late today by the steam light er Oaks and towed into this nort. Th. extent of the damage sustained by the Nantucket Is not known. Divers will examine her bottom tomorrow. Rev. Charles H. Leareyd Dead. Wakefield, . Mass.. Jan. 25. Hew Charles H. Leareyd. who four veara ago resigned as rector of Immanuel church of this town, and who was for twenty years treasurer of the Episco pal diocese. of Massachusetts, died at his home here today after an illness of four years. He was born In Dan vers and leaves a widow and throe children. Cabled Paragraphs Constantinople, Jan. 25. The post of grand rabbidof Turkey, which has been vacant for forty-five years, was today filled by the election fit Hain Nahum by the Jewish national assembly. Haim Nahum Is at present grand rabbi of Constantinople. London, Jan. 25. A receiver for the debenture holders was today appointed to take charge of the affairs of the "London and Paris exchange," outside brokers with branches on the continent and in the provinces. Negotiations are pending to form a new company and take over the liabilities. London, Jan. 25. One of the Russian desperadoes who was killed In the des perate attempt at highway robbery in a suburb of London, last Saturday, has been identified as Jacob Lapidus, a brother of Leiser Lapidus, who was blown to pieces in the mysterious bomb explosion in the forest of Vincennes, near Paris, in the spring1 of 1906. INDIAN WINS TEN MILE RUN. Tewanina of Carlisle School Runs Away from Lee of Boston. Madison Squar3 Garden. New York. Jan. 25. While no records were brok en or equalled in the indoor athletic games of the Pastime Athletic club in Madison Square Garden tonight, some of the best collegiate and club ath letes appeared in the long programme of events and jahont 4 mm anpetarnrs enjoyed a good night's entertainment. i ales runners won the college reiay race at two miles, with Columbia sec ond and the University of Pennsylva nia third. The last event on the card was a ten mile scratch run with J. J. Lee, for merly of Boston and now unattaciicu. being the most prominent of the big field during the first five miles. Louis tewanina of the Carlisle Indian school pressed Lee closely during the run ning of the seventh mile. He passed Lee in the first lap of the eighth mile, but the New England runner forged ahead again and the Indian dogged him for the next two miles. Lee weakened during the final mile and Tewanina simply ran away from the big field of 56 starters which had been depleted by half in the first five miles. Tewanina won by almost a lan, Willi Lee second, the time being 54.2 THREE GIRLS PERISHED In a Montreal Fire Their Parents Hospital. Montreal. Jan. 25. A fire which broke out at an early hour today in the residence of W. G. Slack, treasurer of the Bell Telephone company of Can ada, resulted in the death of three of Mr. Slack's daughters, Beatrice, aged 1H; Marguerite, aged 12. and Ruth, aged 9. while Mrs. Slack and two oth er daughters. Elizabeth and Gertrude, are in the hospital, the former suffer ing from prostration and the latter from burns. The 16-year-old girl, Beatrice, escap ed from the burning hour.e, but re turned when she found two of her younper sisters were missing. She was evidently overcome by the smoke. Her dead body was found lying in one of the front rooms, while the charred bod ies of the two missing girls were found beside the half burned mattress of their bed. which had fallen with the floor to the basement. NEW OPERA "ELECTRA." Musical Sensation of the European Season Coming to New York. Dresden, Germany. Jan. 23. Richard Strauss' new opera, "Electra," the mus ical sensation of the season in Europe, which was performed for the first time tonight at the Court Opera house.prov ed a briiliant success. The production was magnificent, the most minute details being correctly staged. Even the smallest roles were admirably filled. The report is current here, but not yet confirmed, that Oscar Hammerstein of New York ha3 secured the rights for Jn.ooo cash and guaranteed roval ties of $18,000 for thirty performances, in addition to $6,000 for the rights for the reproduction of the music. Hen- Strauss' local publisher has already paid $2i,500 for the music. Alive in Messina Ruins After Twenty Nine Days. Messina, Jan. 25. Reports spread today of the remarkable recovery from the ruins of Gaetano Militello, an octogenarian, alive after 29 days. In vestigation proved that Militello man aged to escape from under the walls of a house a few days after the earth quake, fleeing in terror to the out skirts of the town, where he hid. For a time he had sustained life with herbs, but at length fell . exhuasted under a pile of wreckage, where he was round by the soldiers. Man Who Assaulted Game Warden Surrenders. Burlington, Conn.. Jan. 25. Frank Peterson, v.-ro assaulted Game Warden Schriver yesterday, gave himself up to the Bristol authorities today. He was brought to this place and given a trial before a local justice, who bound mm over under $1,000 bonds for a hearing Feb. 6th. Schriver's condition was somewhat improved today. Fought Duel With Pistols. Paris, Jan. 25. Prince Greeoire Stourdza and Alexander Catar! son of the Rumanian minister at London, fought a duel this afternoon with pis tols in a suburb of Paris, as a result of which Catargi was wounded in the right side. He was taken to a pri vate hospital in an automobile, his condition being considered quite se rious. The duel was the outcome of an altercation between the two men at a theater. Safe With Friends in New York. Winsted, Conn., Jan. 25. Word was received here today from former State Senator Arthur L. Clark, who with Mrs. Clark were on the steamer Re public, that they were with friends in New York. It is not known whether they will continue their trip or not. Danbury City Water Bonds Sold. Danbury, Conn., Jan. 25. An issue of $75,000 Danbury city water bonds were sold today to N. W. Halsev of New York, at a rate of 1.01789.. There were five bidders. COLONIAL CLUB 500 SCORES. Third Evening of Play Shows Dr. N. P. Lewis to Be in the Lead. At the Colonial club on Monday evening there were five tables of buO, it being the third night of the 500 tournament. As the result of the play Dr. N. B. Lewis had the largest score, with Charles E. Lamb second and S. H. Reeves third. The scores of the players follow: Lewis 6270, Lamb 60S0, Reeves 5810, Higins 5720. Pettis 5C50. Dibble 5260, Willis 4370, H. Washburn 4370, J. B. Oat 4200, Sherman 4180, J. frJlattery 4050, Winters 401O. R. Wash burn 4C10, Will taker 3820. Roy Wash burn 3710, Pierson S240. Rawson 3160, Ward 2350, McMahon 2210, Pierce 2070 Whiting 1370, Bartlett 380, T. Wash burn 240, T. H. Beckley HO, New Battleship Maine at Havana TO BE PRESENT AT INAUGURA TION OF PRESIDENT GOMEZ. MOORED NEAR HISTORIC SPOT. VisibleRemnants of lll-Fated Ship of Same Name Only a Few Hundred Yards Away. Havana, Jan. 25. On this, the elev enth anniversary of the arrival of the former battleship Maine on her ill fated mission to Cuban waters, the new Maine, with the still more modern Mis sissippi in her wake, sailed into Ha vana harbor, to be present at the in auguration of General Jose Miguel Go mez and the new Cuban government iicai xiiuisuay. Great Interest Excited. This is the first visit of the name sake of the wrecked warship, and her coming excited great interest, not only among Americar.s, buf among all classes of the residents. They lined the harbor walls from La Punta bat terv. opposite Morro, to Machina wharf, off which the two American battle ships are moored to anchorage buoys tonight, within a few hundred yards of the tangled mass of steel and the old fighting top, the visible remnants of the vessel destroyed on February 15, 1898. The new Maine arrived ac 11 a. m., precisely the hour at which the old Maine steamed into the harbor January 25, 1S9S. New Maine Saluted Cuban Pennant Flying from Morro. The old Maine saluted the Spanish flag ovo Morro Castle. Today the new Maine, which is the flagship of the third squadron of the Atlantic fleet, commanded by Rear Admiral Arnold, saluted the Cuban pennant flying from the historic old fortress. The salute was returned by the Cabanas battery" on a high hill overlooking the harbor. The afternoon calls were exchanged by Rear Admiral Arnold, Governor Mo goon and the American minister, Ed win V. Morgan. The Maine led the way up the harbor, and was the only vessel to fire a salute. Both ships ap peared massive and formidable as they swept close to the shore, and in their new dressing of dull gray paint they recalled the days of the Spanish war. Cubans Looked on Silently. Occasional applause and some cheer ing greeted the ships, but for the most part the Cubans looked on silently. All shipping in the harbor stopped as the two big vessels threaded the channel to the anchorage buoys assigned to them by the port authorities. These buoys are the nearest in the harbor to the wreck of the old Maine, which nat urally attracted great interest among the officers and men on the two ships. During the afternoon parties from both vessels made a close Inspection in small boats of the visible portions of the wreck. Bluejackets on Night Shore Leave. Tonight the streets of Havana's downtown section are filled with hun dreds of bluejackets on liberty. , Survivor of Old Maine Present. Lieutenant Commander W. T. Clu verius of the Mississippi Is a survivor cf the old Maine, on which he was serving as a midshipman as the time of the explosion which destroyed her. W'll Remain at Havana Three Days. ' The Maine and Mississippi will re main in Havana until January 28, when they will accompany tha scout cruiser tealem, on which Governor Magoon will take his departure from the island, im mediately after President Gomez is sworn into office and the affairs of government formally turned over to him.. The Salem will arrive here to morrow. POSTAL SAVINGS BANK BILL Before the Senate for Discussion and Amendment. Washington, Jan. 25. The postal savings bank and the omnibus claims bills were before the senate today for discussion and amendment, but on substantial progress was made on either measure. An amendment was made to the postal bill, limiting to $500 the amount of the deposits of any one person and fixing the rate of interest to be iaid at 2 rjer cent, with the understanding that the amendment is subject to further charge by the sen ate. Senator Carter In charge of the measure, announced that he would keep it before the senate on every op portunity until disposed of. Senator Heyburn of Idaho opposed the bill. The urgent deficiency bill was passed. CARRIE NATION SQUELCHED. Forced to Retire from London Stage Pelted With Eggs. London, Jan. 25. Mrs. Carrie Na tion, who is attempting to deliver a series of lectures here, met with a very hostile reception at the Canter bury music hall tonight. She was pelted with eggs, one of them striking her in the face. From the very be ginning the audience maintained a chorus of boos and hisses. Her man ager vainly appealed for fair play, and Mrs. Nation was obliged to quit the house under police protection. House Considers District of Columbia Affairs. Washington. Jan. 25. Legislation affecting the district of Columbia was considered by, the house of representa tives today, almost the entire session being devoted to that purpose. An Interesting feature of the day was praise by Mr. Boutell of Illinois of the heroism of John R. Binns, the wireless operator aboard the steain stfip Republic, recently in collision with the Florida. His remarks were loudly applauded. Anthracite Coal Supply Will Last 85 Years' Longer. Indianapolis, Jan. 25. According to Prof. William Griffiths, mining expert and geologist, of Scranton, Pa., who is here attending the miners' convention, the entire supply of anthracite coal will be exhausted In eighty-five vears. His estimates on the supply are based on 1905 surveys. The production has been averaging Just under 80.000,000 tons a year for several years. In 1907 it was 76,000,000. Weavers' Strike Lasted One Week. Salmon Falls, N. H., Jan. 25. The local weavers' union today voted to return to worn tomorrow at the mills of the Salmon Falls Manufacturing Co., ending a strike of one week's duration. This action was taken In consequence of a meeting between the mill representatives and the weavers' arbitration committee, at which both stnes made concessions. The wage schedule was revised. There are 271 weavers at the milL Reached Chicago In a Trance PROBABLY SUFFERING FROM NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. CAM&RiDCE DIVINITY STUDENT Being Cared For at Police Station Un til Relatives in New Jersey Can Be Heard From. Chicago, Jan. 25. Edward Curtis Knox, said to be a divinity student at an Episcopal theological seminary at Cambridge, Mass., and also said to be the son of the lato Rev. Charles Knox, who was an Episcopal rector at Lakewood, N. J., is cared for at police station tonight until his rela tives can be advised. All a Blank Since Last Saturday. Knox, who is about 28 i-ears of age. told the police that he was unable to account for his presence in Chica go. All he remembered, he said, was that last Saturday he boarded a Grand Trunk railway train for Montreal. He said he was probably suffering from a nervous breakdown from overstudy. His Effects Found on Bank of Chi cano River. A silver watch, which, with an over coat, a purse, some torn paper monev and a telegram, and some other arti cles, was found on the bank of the Chicago river, yesterday. Knox Identi fied as his own. The. telegram read: "Leave today for Prescott. Under stand everything. Telegraph to Dear born street station. Chicago; direc tions. Wonderful revelation." The telegram was written on a reg ular blank, but not signed. The Grand Trunk railroad uses Dearborn street station as its Chicago terminus. Disappeared from Cambridge Last Fri day. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 25. Edward Curtis Krox, who was Mudvirg for th- priesthood at the Episcopal Theologi cal school, disappeared lust Friday without leaving any satisfactory ex planation. Knox had been in a nerv ous condition fffrsome time and his disappearance alarmed his Cambridge friends. It is supposed that the young man intended to go to Prcscitt. Out., who'? he is said to have relatives. TRIAL OF COLONEL COOPER. Up' to Date But Seven Jurors Have Been Obtained. Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 25. The net result of another day's work in the trial of Col. Duncan B. Cooper. Robin Cooper and John D. Sharpe for the murder of former Senator E. W. Car mack was that one Juror was added to the six already in the box. A new panel of 500 men reported this morn ing arid at 4 o'clock 120 had been ex amined. Of these the only one to qualify was J. H. Vaughn. The hearing of the charges against Juror Leigh will take place as soon as the present panel is e-chausfed, which will probably be Wednesday. The state has used 10 of its 18 peremptory challenges and the defense 14 of its 72. MOUNT ETNA'S WHITE SMOKE Considered Bad Omen by the People Dozen Earth Shocks a Day. Monteleone, Jan. 25. The earth shocks here average a dozen daily and apparently they are increasing in num ber and intensity. The refugees are in a constant state of alarms and the vast majority of them have decided to emigrate to America as soon as tney can secure transportation. On the distant horizon Mount Etna can be seen emitting an immense col umn of smoke, which, being white, the people consider a Bad omen. HOTEL ROY DESTROYED BY FIRE Porter's Hip Broken by Jumping from Third-story Window. Fonda, X. Y.. Jan. 25. The Hotel Roy, in this village, one of the most historic buildings in the lower Mo hawk' valley, was destroyed by fire today. The loss is estimated at $40. 000. covered partlv by insurance. The hotel was built in 1836. John McMaster, the porter in the hotel, sustained a fractured hip by jumping from the third story of the hotel, and he. was burned about the face and armsx ROOT'S RESIGNATION IN. Secretary of State Tenders It to the President. Washington, Jan. 25. Secretarv of State Root has tendered to President Roosevelt his resignation, effective up on qualification of his successor, Rob ert Bacon, whose nomination, along with that of J. C. O'Loughlin to be as sistant secretary of state in place of Mr. Bacon, went to the senate today. Billions of Fishes and Lobsters to Be Planted. Chicago, Jan. 25. George N. Bowers, United States commissioner of fisher ies, declared today that while the gov ernment planted 2.287,000,000 fishes and lobsters last year. It was expect d that even that figure would be- ex ceeded this season. Sunken Three-Master Identified. Boston, Jan. 25. Captain Chase of the steamer Howard, which arrived last night from Norfolk, stated today that the sunken three masted schoon er sighted by him yesterday was un doubtedly the Harry Messer, which went aground on Shovelful shoal sev eral weeks ago. Pari Linotype Operators on Strike. Paris. Jan. 25. All the jinotypers on the newspapers in Paris went on strike tonight for an increase in wages. The publishers, expecting the strike, had made arrangements to print ca pers by hand. They therefore suffered only slight inconvenience and delav. Duke of the Abruzzi Goes to Rome. Turin, Jan. 25. The Duke of the Abruzzi left for Rome this evening. He will have an audience with King Victor Emmanuel to discuss with him his projected expedition to the Hima layas. "Descendants of the Signers." "Washington, Jan. 25. The descend ants of the signers of the American Declaration of Independence are In corporated as the "Descendants of the Signers" under the terms of a bill passed by the senate today. Steamship Arrivals. At Liverpool: Jan. 25. Celtic, from New York via Queenstown At Alexandria: Jan. 24, Caronia, from New York via St. Michael's and Na-I ..lit. ' plea Condensed Telegrams Four Cases of Bubonic Plague are reported at Caracas. Mrs. Charles Mock of Fairfield, Neb., killed her three children and herself. Lame County, Ky., where Abraham Lincoln was born, voted dry by a ma jority of 1,085. German Socialists Held Numerous public meetings in Berlin and de clared for universal suffrage. A Supplementary Convention to the Franco-Canadian commercial treaty of 1907 has been signed in Paris. John T. Hammond Got a Verdict of $25,000 against the Consolidated Gro cery company In Jacksonville, Fla. Governor Hughes' Speech advocating direct nominations was an unpleasant surprise for the New York party lead ers. Rev. Thoirfas R. Harris, D. D.. sec retary of the diocese of New York and a trustee of the General Theological seminary, died at his home in Bronx ville. . There Is No Indication that the dead lock in the Illinois legislature will be broken, though it set ms likely hnt th'. democrats will vote for Shrutleff, re publican. Developments Which Will Involve some of the most prominent men in Oklahoma are expected during the In vestigation of land frauds by the fed eral grand jury. John Cooper, Wealthy Manufacturer, of New York, has been sued for $50, 000 by Clarence N. Robinson, a street car conductor, for alienating the affec tions of his wife. Rear Admiral Winfield Scott Scnley w;.s the guest of 1 or.or at the fifteenth annual dinner of the Arctic club of America, held Saturday night at the Hotel Marlborough, New York. President Diaz of Mexico is greatly Interested in the preservation of 'nv ests and will send three commission ers to the conference to be held in Washington in February on the con servation of forests of North Amer ica. 20,40,000 HORSES IN THE UNITED STATES Valued at $1,974,052,000 Department of Agriculture Report. Washington, Jan. 25. Horses in the United States numbered 20.640,000 and were valued at $1,975,052,000, an av erage of $95.64 per head, on January 1 last, according to a report issued by the department of agriculture to day. The report showed a total value of $4,52ii!59,OO0, or over four per cent, more than a year ago, for all farm animals on farms and ranges in the United States. The horses increased $2.23 a head in value during the year. The num ber and value of other animals fol low : Mules, 4,053.000 and $437,082,000; cows, 21.720.000. and $702,945,000: oth er cattle. 49,379.000. and $865,754,000: sheep, 56.084.nr0 and $192.632.'I00: and swine. 54.147,000. and $254,790,000. JUDGMENT FOR $35,000. Heavy Judgment Awarded to New York Woman Who Was Hurt in Brit ish Railway Smash. London. Jan. 25. Mrs. Brodt of New York today obtained a verdict of $35. 000 against the London and Southwest ern Raiiway company for personal in juries sustained in the Salisbury train wreck of July'l. 1906. when twenty seven persons lost their lives. She testified that she still suffered from her injuries and that she had not been able to enter a train since tiie day of the disaster. Justice Ridley, who ramarked that the damages were greater than he would have awarded, granted a stay of execution in view of a possible appeal. Mrs. Bodt's claim was for $100,000, $70,000 for the loss of her husband, which was not allowed, she hiving married again, and $30,000-' for her own injuries. FAILS FOR OVER A MILLION. Former State Treasurer E. P. Shaw of Newburyport Files Petition in Bankruptcy. Boston. Jan. 25. Former State Treasurer K. P. Shaw of Newbury port. a railroad linancier. filed volun tary petition in bankruptcy today with liabilities of $1,032,305 and as sets of S275.765. The principal liabil ity is said to be indorsed paper for the James F. Shaw C (Inc.), amounting to $661,738, which is held by sixty creditors. The assets consist of real estate of $55,820. and stocks and bonds valued at $216,370. MINE SUPERINTENDENT KILLED By Gas Explosion While Investigating in Ccal Shaft.. Pittsburgh. Pa., Jan. 25. While Supt. John C. Logan and a party of miners were investigating conditions which had been unsatisfactory- in the coal mine of the Merchants' Coal company, at Boswell, Somerset count ny. tonight, a gas explosion occurred which has al ready cost the life of one man, and may result in the death of a dozen more. Superintendent Logan, accompanied by mine boss George Norris, pit boss John Cole and eleven foreigners were nearly a mile back in the mine when the explosion occurred. Such was its force that a ten-ton motor was turned upside down. The mine caved in and the passageway was completely block ed, with ten men bock of the obstruc tion. Three foreigners, badly burned, found their way out and carried the superintendent out, who was seriously injured and unconscious. He died soon after being taken from the mine. CAPT. SEALBY AT NEW YORK. All B-cken Up Over the Loss of His Ship. New- York. Jan. 25. The derelict de stroyer Seneca, aboard of which are Captain Sealby and his volunteer crew, who stood by the White Star liner Republic until she sank, arrived in the harbor at 9 o'clock tonight. The Seneca passed in at Sandy Hook at that hour, bound for her anchorage at Tompkinsville. With Captain Sealby are Second Mate Williams, who refused to leave his captain when the latter ordered the volunteer crew to the cutter Gresham. and Jack Binns, the Repub lic's wireless operator, who stayed bravely at his post whe.n the collision came, and summoned aid from far and near. When the Seneca reached Tomp kinsville, it was learned that Captain Sealby and those of the crew who were with him were asleep, resting from their heart-breaking strain, and that they would not be disturbed until morning. Captain Sealby. they said, did not appear to suffer from the exposure he underwent, but he was all "broken up1 ,1 1 .. . . , . 1 I over the loss of big sUj CAPTAIN SEAL8V JMBEDTHE MAST While His Second Officer Sprang from the Rail as Doomed Ship Disappeared THE REPUBLIC WENT Now Rests on Bottcm of the Atlantic with Thirty-Eight Fathom of Water Over Her Captain and Second Officer Rescued by Lifeboat from the Gresham Bodies of .Two of the Dead Sank with the Ship. Woods Hole, Mass., Jan. 25. Tho thrilling scenes which marked the doting hours of the White Star line sttamer Republic, after her passen gers and most of the crew were on their way to New York, the grim de termination .jf Captain Sealby to go down with his beloved ship, the loy alty of Second Officer Williams In re fusing to leave the side of trie com mandcr, the death throes of the ocean iiner and the miraculous escape of the twn officers, were told today in crisp, vivid language by the officers of the United States revenue cutter Gresham, which was towing tiie Republic when she sank. Captain Climbed the Mast as Ship Went Down. The officers and crew of the Repub lic were transferred to the derelict destroyer Seneca and taken to New York, while the Gresham came here. After the Gresham came up with the-) sinking Republic, yesterday forenoon, preparations were made to tow the steamer to the nearest land for beach in" as Captain Sealby thought that she could be saved. Hut the steam er's bulkheads were unable to stand the pressure, anil at 7 o'clock Sunday night Captain Sealby ordered every man off the ship. He himself refused to leave and the second officer re mained y his commander's side. An hour later while the searchlights of tiie tug Mary F. Scully were playing or, the scene, two shots were heard from tha bridge of the Republic, two hint lights were burned and then the bow of the doomed steamer shot tip in the air and the great liner sank, tern first. Just before she w nt down Captain Sealby climbed the mast, while his second officer jumped from the rail. The- were rescued by one of the Gresham's lifeboats, in com mand of Gunner Johnson. Bodies of Two of the Dead Sank with the Ship. On the after dock of the Republic, as she went Oown. rested two caskets, containing the bodies of Mrs. F.ugcne Lynch of Boston, and W. J. Mooney of Lungdon, N. D.. who were killed In the collision between the Republic and the Italian steamer F;or'nla. The Republic rests on the bottom of the Atlantic, w ith thirty-eight fa thoms of water over her. at a spot fifteen niiies west-southwest of Nan Luckt t South Shoal lightsh.i and there she will probably remain forever. RESCUED PASSENGERS FIND HAVEN AT LAST. Sixteen Hundred and Fift Persons Landed in New York Lost Evening. New Yorkl Jan. 2"i. Within con siderably less than seenty-two hours alter the collision between the ocean liners Republic and Florida, off the Nantucket shoals, which eventually Kent the one to tho bottom and crip pled the other, though far from hope lessly, the survivors of the thrilling sea accident have found a haven ut l::st. At nightfall tonight. 1.650 passcn Ktrs from the two vessels were safe In this port, brought here by the Bal tic, while nearins It were tile res cued officers ai'd crew of the Repub lic, safe on board the derelict destroy er Seneca, to which they wore trans ferred from the revenue cutter Gresh am after staying up to the last mo ment by their sinking vcstcl. The Battered Florida at Brooklyn Dock. At her dock in Brooklyn was the buttered Florida, aboard which her crew remained throughout her trying experiences. Only the Ill-fated. Re Public was wanting to complete the list. But she too, was in po-t "the port of missing ships" beneath 3 ft. thorns of water, 15 miles south of the Nantucket shjaly lightship. Actual Heroism in Most Critical of Situations. As the story of wh'it occurred when the steamers came together in the fon of early morning last Saturday and the dramatic incidents which followed ap proaches completion. it Is apparent that the past throe days have witness ed the most remarkable series of hap penings in the annals of modern nav igation. The accounts of the surviv ors and of eye witnesses afford a keen sense of what might have been had there been lacking the heroism that was actually displayed, the human ef ficiency that was shown, and the aid that modern science was able to ren der In the most critical of situations. Never Was Ship More Heartily Wel comed. Sixteen hundred and fifty persons, pass liters on the Republic and Flor ida, whose lives were in Jeopardy for hours while the ireless telegraphy was graduully bringing aid nearer and nearer to them, reached New York today on the steamer Baltic. No ship was ever more heartily welcomed. Frenzied cheers from the thousands at the pier when she docked greeted her arrival, tears of thankfulness were slicd. affectionate greetings were cx chanped. end only here and there did a note of sadness Intrude itself upon the scene. H'-fvc fatalities marked the accident. Tiie maiming of several persons testified to the severity of the blow that sent the Republic to tlio bottom. And following the Baltic up the harbor came the liner Florida, crumpled by the force of the blow she dealt the Republic and bearing the bodies of three dead, and some in jured members of her crew. But of the scenes of anguish which would have been had not fortuitous circum stances aided human courage and scl rnti'iv marvel there ws hardly a sug gestion. SOMETHING WENT WRONG WITH FLORIDA'S STEERSMAN. It is Claimed He Was Knocked Out by Commander for Cowardice. New York, Jan. Zo. There are two versions of what happened on the bridge of the Florida when the Repub lic loomed up In front of her In the morning fog. Little could be learned from Captain Rosplnl when he was seen on hoard his vessel on her arrival In th Laibor DOWN STERN FIRST Jammed Wheel to Port Instead of t Starboard. But. according to others who were on board the Florida and were brought to port by the Baltic, something went wrong with the Florida's steering wheel when the collision was imminent. One account has It that the quartermaster, who had the wh.ei, when the com mander yelled for It to be jammed to starboard, put it to port Instead. Felled by the Commander With a Spike Another account Is that the man let go of tho wht-el in terror when danger Impended. Both versions agree that the commander felled the man with a spike for what he must have considered th seaman's cowardice. An Injured quar termaster from the Florida was brought to port on the Baltic today. He stoutly asserted that he was not at the wheel when the accident occurred. Real Facts Not Yet Known. Pribably not until both command ers have made their formal statements will the facts be known. Possibly the verdict of the marine court will be needed to determine them. 'Fortunate ly there are few caes of questionable behavior by anyone concerned. THE SPIRIT OF WOMANHOOD Bravely Displayed by Those on th Ill-fated Ship. New York. Jan. 25. Among those on board the Baltic was Henry Savage Landor, famous for his travels in countries the world over. "In my trav?ls through two hemi spheres," he said today, "never have I seen displayed spirit of womanhood that could be better In such an ex treme than was that tof the women of the Republic. When we of the Bal tic met them, it was as they were being brought to our vessel in a toss ing sea in small boats after nearly a score of hours spent on the crowded Italian eminrant vessel to which they had been taken from another wreck. They had seen, many of them, the mangled bodies of women who had been their Mlow passengers. Yet no where was there a whimper and they actually came aboard with- smiling faces." DRESS AS DRESS CAN. One Man Came Ashore Clad in Pa jamas and Fur Overcast,' On Tan and On Black Shoe. New York. Jan. 25. Dr M. JC Waldste in of South Orange. N. J., who was traveling with Mrs. Wal steln. presented one of the figures which tickled the risibilities of hla fellow unfortunates despite their troubles and amused the doctor him self. When it came time to leave th Republic he found himself clad in pajamas and a fur overcoat with tan shoe on one foot and a black shoe on the other. He was thus at tired on arrival In port today. Trouble With Portuguese and Italian , During Transfer. Dr. Walsteln makes Purser Barker and Secimd Steward Spencer, both of tiie Republic, the' heroes of th first stage of the transfer of th person on the Republic und those on th Florida from the Florida to the Bal tic. "Barker stood on one side at th head of the ladder that led down to the small boats, while Spencer stood at the other. They proved towers of strength. They had l'.ttle trouble with the American passengers, but they found Unnecessary on several oc casions to use roughly the Portuguese and Italians. One Italian drew a knlf on Spencer. Spencer as not the man, however, to let that Interfere with hl sense of duty, and. grasping the hand that held the knlfa with his left hand he gave the fellow a stinging blow with his right a manoeuvre that brought forth exclamations of admira tion from several of us. though to tell you the truth we were so crushed that It was not an easy Job to get expres sions of any kind out of one'a being Our bucks felt broken." BATTERED FLORIDA LIMPS IN Flying Signal "Not Under Control"- Troubl With Wheelsman Denied. New York. Jan. 25. When the Flor ida, in from her fateful experience, passed up the harbor late today tha looked every bit the part of the ocean battering rum she had played. Flying the signal "Not Under Control." sh was guided up the bay by two tugs. Her bows were smashed by the Impact with the Republ o, the plates and beams being buckled and twlptcd for a distance of fully thirty feet. Caught on the Jagged Iron brace and angi irons wa tarpaulin to keep out M much water as possible from her for ward compartment. With her fore peak full of water, her burdened bow dipping and her stern high above th surfneu. .-he was slowly and with dif ficulty warped into her pier In Brook lyn. Reported Troubl at th Wheel Denied That there wn any trouble at th wheel of the Florida was denied to night by the Florida's purser, Marbila Ginia. When asked a to th report of the hnlipsmnns delinquent y, he snM that the qcartcrmaster wa thrown from his wheel by the shock of th. collision and stood at his pot until the '-rash came. The purser likewls denied that the wheel was turned th wrong way as the vessels were ap proaching each other or that the com mander struck down the steersman. . Captain Rospini Make Brief State ment. Captain Rosplnl talked but briefly. II. i.i . . v... . r i . c.iiu wiui i"? jjic-eiii'u io await a statement by the Republic' command er before rnaktn? his. He said, how ever, that he heard th Republic' whistles at Intervals for some time on the morning of the disaster, but they seemei quite far away. Suddenly th big liner appeared out of the fog and the two vessels came together. Th Florida veered off and the Repunila was swallowed up again In the mist. A cautious search for her was then begun and it was two hours, th cap tain said, before th Florida again lo cated her partner In misfortune and began the work nf rescue wkioh re sulted so f rtunately.