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VOL LI. NO. -22.
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.

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