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VOL. Lll. NO. 309
NORWICH, CONN., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1910
PRICE TWO CENTS
OVER TWO MILES UP INTO THE SKY
World's Record-Breaking Feat at Los
Angeles in a Forty-Mile Gale
ARCH HOXSEY OF THE WRIGHT TEAM
Paraded Up and Down Before the Grandstand On the
Shoulders of His Enthusiastic Fellow-Aviators Hox-
sey's Barograph Registered 11,474 Feet Crowd of
75,000 Spectators Electrified by Whirling Dips Made
by Parmalee in a "Baby" Wright Latham's An
toinette Machine Wrecked But He Escaped Unhurt.
Aviation Field. Los Angeles, Cal.,
T?ee, 26. Seventy-five thousand people
raw Arch lloxsfy of the Wright team
rif aviator break the world's record
for altitude here today. He soared
more than two miles up into the sky,
Ma barograph registering 11,474 feet,
.r almost a thousand feat above the
ultltude of 10.4 l9 feet recently attained
by I.egagneux at Pau, France.
Thli is the second time the existing
world's altitude record bag been brok
en in Loi Angeles, the first time being
last January, when Louis Paulhan rose
k Utile over 4.U0O feet.
More Cautious Aviators Kept to the
Hoxev aemmptfcihed bin feat in a
forty-mile gaie that wrecked Hubert
1 -at ham Antoinette monoplane nod
Vept more cautious aviators on the
Thrilling Spiral Glides.
Hoxsey sailed into the sky at one
r'clork. At 2.45 Ills barograph showed
the greatest height whilo he soared
iver Venice, a seashore resort more
ban twenty milns from the aviation
35 I'nming down he made a .series
r thrillinar rpirol glides while thou
sands i'f feet in tne air.
Intensely Cold Up There.
Before, he cunin lightly to earth the
Cowl was on its feet cheering. Hi;
as lifted from his hi platira by felinw
o viators who paraded tip and down
Vntore the grandstand bearing the in
trenid flier upon their shoulders.
The crowds insisted on making a
liuro of Hoxsev. They did not frive
Vim time to doff his furs, but marched
Mm back and forth before the grand
Hand. "AVn It windy up there?" he was
WIDOW'S HOME WRECKED
BY EXPLOSION OF GAS
Tw Daughters Fatally Burned and
Son Seriously Injured.
r-'ttshnra-. Pec, js, Eliza an Mar
art Brvan, age 22 and 16 years re
spectively, daughters of Mrs. Mary
p.rvan. a widow, were fatally burned
Hid J heir brother Andrew. 23. was
seriously injured In an explosion of
a.as early today, which partially
wrecked the Liyoti home in Coraopo
Im. a suburb. The two girls died at
They were sleeping last night 1n a
front room on the first floor with a
pas stove lighted In, this room and
nother stove In the back room was
onnected by a Ions; rutibnr tuba. It
Is believed t hut the tube became de
tached aDd the escaping pas filled the
front room, where it waa ignited by
the lighter stove.
The brother; Andrew, who was
H sleep in the rear room, was badly
InJ'ired on the head when struck by
a flying Coor. He was also painfully
The people In the neighborhood were
fi touched with the Christmas trag
edy that before noon a fund of $500
had been collected for the relief of the
SYDNEY FLYER" DITCHED.
Narrow Escape of Hundreds of Holiday
Tnirn, X. P., Dec J. Hundreds of
Holiday pa Hangars Jiad a narrow ears-no
fwjrn doa.tla. or injury todpy when
the Intercolonial Hallway ex-i-res! train
known a the, "Sydney Flyer," was
fi Itched at the Foundry crus-timr here.
The psseng'T cars ctid not leave the
H1a, sixi. sltitnuKh, many of the. pas
Hrweri wera hurled from their seats
fill soma vusuiined painful bruises.
I.oreere seriously hurt. Traffic was
enslaved, and trutity Christmas packages
ere tlauriageil or lost when the bag
fhSit cur tipped over. Thtj incident
kaa caused. by no open switch.
Two Msmbers of the Holy Ghost and
Us Sect Drowned.
Norfolk, Vs.. Dsc. 26. The bodies
f.f Louie Ft. t'lair and James O'Oon
i"r, of flirt Holy Oriost and t's sect
(: hoard the baric Kingdom. Crowned off
I icean View Katurdev night, have been
furue.1 over to members of the Kiius
(!om' crew to Iih curried back aboard
i vessel, w til, iii still lies at anchor
I n JTamoton roads. What will become
a the booii-e after they j,r. inrrled
"rk t tne KiT-rHn-n i not Viinivn.
f(fwjta resulted in verdicts of acci
Sienisly rirownuig in each case.
jftHempted to Dynamite a BriHcjeport
r:riHse.pi-rt, t 'enn., 1 ee. ?i. in (he
tr , rturt hern today TlioTnas Mar
t hiswa hiund o er to the superior
.iori urviT li.rM'ft nurid for attinipi
dif w dtiml the hojf;e i 4.'. i'o
Jotrii te'.. Harchigra, who hoard -m1
at th hoitne. l-ft iimlai. T-r,w-tjne
Ihmt he ao.lld biow tip the filqrr,
0ti4 earr today "nan delected as In:
pre-ranns; t et off a. stick of fly -rT
wtu"h he bad plaid at the
yovner if the honee. He made no
tafernent when arrested.
Summer Resort Romance Ends in
Cf)frmgn, rev. 86. Ben Tavidson. a
leading merchant of Iowa, married
51 rs. Planch Hart, a prominent and
a!tby 'widow of Cincinnati, In Chl
ac". today. The wedding war, the
elimination of a romantic meeting at
a summer resort in the White mount-tins,
Nasr train pshire, last. August.
Tbey will i1v.i in tllout f'it, Iowa.
Approved by President Taffc.
vuliiiigtuu, !t;c. 116 President Taft
itt- BppfOrd in,- I rtiOrl of I lie Sw-ciil
fj-xki d of wtuv eiigniner 1 ifcoin mend -firtr
U,fi n)p'l tluiiljMit of I he lien'
J .'V Of vy0 tuna provided liV loiiilm
k raitint i:ldiT,itiuu. prcjccK in tli -t.
j ts to be pent
VilMD fite tinxt Bve yn, him tba in
on tiie lva.ri 1 to b chatgcvl
Si.-illiSl the plr-m.
Pretmsr Asquith Had a Conference
iri Kirs fiu i-on. erning tlif pre
graaeana for the new parliamen
"It blew so hard." replied Hoxsey,
"that my machine hardly moved and
barely held its own. It was so cold
that more than once I thought my car
buretor was about to freeze. 1
1 made the record because I deter
mined to keep on going up until I pass
ed Legagneux's record or until the car
Latham's Machine Wrecked.
The gale which Hoxsey and his
brethren of the Wright camp, Parma
lee and Brookins, braved successfully,
wrecked Latham' Antoinette machine.
The Frenchman was among the avia
tors who answered the starting gun at
1 o'clock. For two hours and fifteen
minutes he fought the wind, which
blew directly off the ocean. Fix miles
from the aviation Held. Then an ad
verse current slapped his aeroplane
downward, hurled It into a fence un
der the brow of the hill and threw the
aviator into a gully.
The Frenchman was unhurt himself,
but his machine was completely
"Eaby" Wright Electrified the Crowd.
Parmalee, driver of the 'Haby"
Wriahtjualso dare. 3 the wind and at
tained an altitude of 6.825 feet. He
electrified the crowd by a series of
whirling dip, and then Brookins,
originator of the sniral glide, went up.
At this time the wind had attained a
velocity of forty miles an hour, but the
Wright man went through spectacular
performances apparently with as much
ease as on the. calmest day.
Telegraph certifications of the baro
graph reading of Hoxsey's record flight
wero sent to Clifford B. Harmon and
J. K. Duffy, president and secretary of
the National Federation of Aero clubs
MAN'S HEAD SAWED OFF
DURING A QUARREL
Victim's Twelve Year Old Son Wit-
nessed the Deed.
Bluefield. "V". Va Dec. 2. Sawing
away coutinuousl fur ten minutes,
Hamilton Cook almost completely sev
ered the liea! of Frank Bennett from
his body yesterday, at the home of the
latter at Lex, about fifty miles from
Cook, who was a boarder at Ben
nett's homo, found hia victim in bed.
Bennett's twelve year old son, who
witnessed the operation, aroused some
neighbors, who rushed to the house
only to find that Cook had fled. He
whs captured in the mountains nearby
after being wounded in the arm, and
tns brought to the Meadwell jail.
The men are said to have quarreled
before over domestic troubles.
GENERAL NAVARRO'S FIGHTERS
Are a Sorry Looking Set, Says an
American in Mexico.
Kl Paso, Tex., Dec. 26. An Ameri
can, formerly an officer in the Spanish
American war and now a mining engi
neer in Mexico, arriving today direct
from the scene of revolutionary activi
ty west of Chihuahua, declares that
Navarro's force is about 300 men and
that they ara sorry looking fighters.
"It is the poorest army X have ever
seen," he declared.
He says many of the federals killed
in the battle of Malpaso were still an
"Tne rebels can hold that pass
against live thousand federals," he de
clared. "The advancing army of fed
erals js carrying wireless apparatus
and, having already established a wire
less tower In Chihuahua, hopes to re
store communication with the field if
they set through Malpaso and join
CREW OF 25 ALL LOST.
Wreckage from Missing Steamer St.
Denis Comes Ashore.
Mctoria, B. C, Dec. 28. Fears that
the 100 ton steamer St. Lenis was lost
were confirmed today when news of the
finding of wreckage marked 'S. S. St.
reniH," near Capt Scott, on the north
west eouast of Vancouver Island, was
received in a wireless message from
the steamer Tees, off Cape Scott. The
wreckage began coming ashore two
The St. Denis is long overdue in Los
Angeles from Victoria and the sight
ing of a large mass of wreckage far
out at sea hy the steamer Avmeric
last week led to Hie belief that the
c taster had gone down.
It in feared all of tile f i etitv-flvc
olhieis Htltl men were lost.
Pittshurq Letter Carrier Will Spend
Season in Hospital.
Pillr-hmg. Tr. 2K. IfurrTing
from I be poHfofftcr at midnight with a
sp..c)3i fjhvry Christmas packa-
Raymond "lint,,t,. H earrier was
aught in th- rev., King door and his
l-g was fractured. Cither carriers who
were going out at (he fanr time whirl
ed th.- door just as Clinton stepped
into it. He was carried to the Ho
meopathic hospital to spend the holi
American Monoplane Run by an
Mineola, L. r., Dec. 26. Frank Scliu
rnacker, a mechanic employed 'by Wal
ter J j. I'airch ild. a consulting engineer
made six short straightaway flights in
Mr. Fairchild's monoplane today at
the aviation field. It is said to be the
first time that an American monoplane
run bv an Anerican engine has been
Five Women Found Dead In Bed.
Miiladidphia, Dttc. at;. Five women
were found JeuJ in bed Christina day
in lliie 1 ill by other occupants of the
houses wlicie Uieiy llvJ, DeaUi in
eac It i nzdsriCrt Waa dti.o 16 itcttl't d'vi
eiie. Punch Contained Wood AU&hol.
-New York. Dec. 2. Afttti' drinking
r 1 1 1 1 1 lreU night believed to have con
tained wood alcoluil. two Italians are
d'ad at Nertti Hrgen. N. y.tii four
otliara are la a critical cuitditioa.
Amoy, China, Dec. 26. Representa
tives of the Battan mines are here ar
ranging a market for Philippine coal
In competition with the product of Ja
pan and Indo-China.
Brest, Dec. 2G. Christmas day was
celebrated by the sailors of the third
division of the United States Atlantic
fleet wit'h elaborate festivities. They
were the guests at dinner of the sail
ors of the naval depot.
Brisbane. Australia, Dec. 26. Ad
vices received here by steamer from
Ponape. Caroline Islands, are to the
effect that the natives in Ponape re
volted recently and murdered four
Europeans and five friendly natives.
Harbin, Manchuria. Dec. 26. In the
Chinese suburb of Fudziadian there
were 23 deaths from bubonic plague
in houses and in the streets on Christ
mas day. Ninety-eight T'ersons suffer
ing from the disease were taken to the
Cherbourg, Dec. 26. The municipal
ity of Cherbourg arranged an inter
esting entertainment for the American
bluejackets Christmas day. This in
cluded a. torchlight pa.rade and a
Christmas tree, souvenirs toeing dis
tributed to each of the men.
Antwerp, Belgium, Dee. 26 The Red
Star line steamer Finland, which sank
the Belgian freighter Baltique at the
mouth of the river Escaut yesterday,
suffered considerable damage to her
bow and will be put in dry dock at
Southampton for examination.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 26. Grand
Dukes Nicholas Nicholiaevich, Michael
Nicholiaevich and Serge Mikhailovich
departed today for Skierniewicc, Rus
sian Poland, where they will hunt with
nine Austrian personages, among them
Archduke Rudolph e, the crown prince
of Australia. The highest importance
is attached to the meeting..
London, Dec. 26. Acting on the in
structions of his medical advisor,
Claude Graliame-White, who narrowly
escaped serious injury a "week ago and
whose aeroplane was burned Sundav,
has decided to forego further attempts
at flights across the Rnglish 'channel
in competing- for the Baron DeForest
prize of $20,000 for distance.
San Domingo. Dec. 26. The Domini
can government is moving troops to
the frontier. This action is explained
officially as due to the fact that Haytl
has placed soldiers on the border line
belween Satito Domingo and Hayti.
Diplomatic negotiations, however, con
tinue between the republics. This gov
ernment is confident that a reference
of the "boundary dispute to friendly
arbitration is necessary.
PROSPEROUS LOOKING GUEST
HELD UP HOTEL NIGHT CLERK
At Point of Pistol Demanded Safe
Contents Got $40.
Boston, Dec. 26. A prosperous ap
pearing man, wearing an expensive,
fur-lined coat, registered under the
name of Dr. R. B. Wilson, Portland,
Me., at the Hotel Westminster, Cop
ley square, early today, and an hour
later appeared before Jerome C. Ca
re', the night clerk, and with a load
ed revolver to emphasize his desire,
demanded that the clerk hand over to
him the money and valuables in the
hotel safe. Carey tossed him a small
bundle of hills, containing about $40
in all, telling him that that was all
that was in the safe, and the visitor
When the police began their inves
tigations they found that in his haste
the thief had dropped behind him a
bundle of-wigs, false beards and other
disguises. Xo other trace of the man
has been found.
HAYTIEN GOVERNMENT BRANDS
GEN. FIRMIN AS A TRAITOR.
Orders That He Be Prevented from
Landing on German Soil.
Port au Prince, Hayti, Dec. 26. A
government circular issued today and
addressed to an tne commanders of
the army and public officials, brands
General Antenor Firmin. the Haytien
minister to Great Britain, as a traitor
to his duties and his friends, and or
ders that he be prevented from landing
on Haytien soil.
Some time ago Firmin. who headed
the revolt of 1A02, left his post in Lon
don on the pretext that his salarv hail
not been paid for six months, and later
embarked at Bordeaux for liayti. He
will be due here next week tit the time
when the election for deputies is tak
ing place, and as soon as President
Simon became aware of his purpose it
was announced that he would not be
allowed to re-enter the country at that
time. It is probable that Firmin will
etop at St. Thomas, D. W. I.
MASKED MOB APPEARED
AT COUNTY JAIL
And Shot to Death a Man Charged
St. Louis. Mo., Dec. 26 Oscar Chitt
wood. charged with haying killed
Sheriff Jake ffoupt in Hot Springs,
Ark., last August, was taken from the
county jai! at Hot Springs early this
morning and shot to death, according
to a telephone message from there to
day. His body was riddled with bul-.
Chittwood was being spirited from
the county jail to the police station
when discovered ity the mob. He was
recently granted a change of venue
and was to have boon taken to Ben
ton, Ark., today. J he mob was made
up of twenty men who wore handker
chiefs over their faces.
45-Foot Launch Wrecked, Three Per
Ke West, Fla., Pec. 26. - A 4:.-font,
launch Hith sK passengers, bound
from Fort Myers 1,. Havana. i'uIki,
si ruck the north jettios near here and
sank shortly bef.-ire midnight Sunday.
A. .!. Vincent. C. 11. Goehrisg and
Matthew Baum. passengers, w ere res
cued after being out all night. Mr. and
Mrs. Stuart Bennett of .New York and
Herman Marker were last seen cling
ing to the mast.
A searching party has found no
trace of the missing.
U. S. Seamen Grateful to Rockefeller
and Miss Gould for Kindnesses.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 26. United States
seamen from eight warships, grateful
to John D. Rockefeller and' Miss Helen
Gould for kindnesses to them, have
sent Christmas gifts to both. A hand
some flower stand was sent to Mr.
Rockefeller and u beautiful fern dish
to Miss Gould. The latter in return
is sending a. ;:liuttiebourii with tr-n-piu
at tm lirueiit to the nava l V. M.
Aibin Ciuu Huniler Eilyaye P.iiltalt
Buliie. PfciSia, Deo. 0. A landing
force from the British cruiser Hya
cinth had a seriuus brush with Arabi
an tun runner;, tu. southern coast
of Persia todnj -. Fourteen of the Brit
ish, were kill.., j 01. mounded. The Ar
abs lost fort
easts for the
Poor and Needy
GIFTS AND GOOD THINGS DIS
TRIBUTED BY CHARITY.
TENEMENT CHILDREN HAPPY
Through Efforts of the Salvation Army
and City Institutions The Benevo
lences of Christmas Monday Enjoyed
New York, Dec. 26. Although yes
terday was really Christmas, today as
a weekday was more generally cele
brated throughout the greater city.
There were feasts for the poor and
needy by the score and distribution of
gifts and other good things at chari
table institutions where services were
not observed yesterday.
1,250 Little Mothers at Murray Hill
Twelve hundred and fifty little
mothers where only a thousand had
been expected taxed the capacity of
Murray Hill Lyceum at the annual
dinner given by Frank Tilford to the
tenement children who have to care for
their little brothers and sisters while
their mothers work. Seats for 1,000
had been provided, but 250 uninvited
guests came, and for their benefit an
onnex to the dinner was organized on a
After the children had eaten every
thing in sight, each was provided with
a school patehel -containing a dressed
doll, a box of candy, a pair of stock
ings and a picture book. The guests
ranged in age from 4 to 12 years and
represented nearly all nationalities
resident in cosmopolitan New York.
Boston. Dec. 26. The benevolence of
many Bostonian.s carried out through
public organizations brought a vision
of Santa Claus to many thousands of
Boston children today who would not
otherwise have experienced any of the
Christinas cheer which filied so many
At the Salvation Army headquarters
monster Christmas trees were laden
with thousands of gifts, and during the
afternoon more than 3.000 little ones
filed into the great hail of the People's
Palace and were made happy.
At the Long Wharf immigration sta
tion Uncle Sam remembered the un
fortunate ones detained there, and in
the Charlestown state prison a special
fare was provided.
On many of the ships in the harbor
and at the navy yard there were gen
Monster Gathering of Meriden's Poor
Children at Town Hall.
Meriden, Conn., Dec. 26. A monster
gathering of the poor children of Meri
den was held in the town hall auditori
um Monday afternoon at which Christ
mas exercises were held by the local
branch of the Salvation Army. The
eum of S500 was contributed by the
citizens, the major portion of which
was collected in a fund handled by the
Morning Record. A thousand boys and
girls received gifts. There were over
3.000 articles of clothing distributed
and over 1.000 toys given out. There
were two Christmas trees and each
child got presents of oranses. popcorn
and candy. A fine entertainment was
provided and a number of the promi
nent people of the town were present.
Capt. M. H. Price of the corps was in
AT NATIONAL CAPITAL
Feasts at Various Mission Houses En
joyed by the Poor.
Washington, Dec. 26. Christmas
Monday in the national capital was as
nuiet as its predecessor, Christmas
President Taft surprised his staff at
the executive offices by appearing
there for an hour in the morning and
reading his mail. Secretary Nagel and
Secretary Mover, who has just re
turned from a health resort in North
Carolina, where he had been recuper
ating from a recent attack of stomach
trouble, called on the nresidev?.
In tiie afternoon the president and
Mrs. Taft drove aro.in'l the cit.i, slum
ping at the residence of Admiral
Dewey for a few minutes to congrat
ulate him on the attainment of his 73d
birthday anniversary. Secretary and
Mrs. Nagel gave a dinner tonight in
honor of Miss Helen Taft. Members
of the diplomatic corps and Washing
ton's official set entertained at a num
ber of informal dinners. The poor o'
the national capital enjoyed feasts at
the various mission houses, old and
young gathering for the Christmas
Four Small Children Burned to Death
Early Christmas Morning.
Montreal, Que., Dec. 26. Four small
children of Ovid Barill of Arthabaska
county were burned to death in a fire
which destroyed the store and home of
their father early Christmas morning.
The tire followed an explosion of gas
and spread so rapidly that Barill had
time to save only his wife and young
est child. Both of the parents were
Found Her Home in Ashes and Chil
dren All Dead.
Glasaoiv. Ky., Dec. 26. On returning
home from an errand-today Mrs. Rob
ert Boles of Wisdom. Ky.. found her
borne in ashes and in one corner of
i he ruins the charred bodies of her
three oimg children. When Mrs.
Rolles left home she ,-nvered the lire
and locked the doors. The children bad
a ppa rent ly tried to esca pe, but were
Bloody Christmas at Waycross.
Waycress. Ga.. Dec. 26. Two per
sons are dead, a third is wounded and
a fourth is reported to be mortally hurt
"as a result of fights in and about
Baehlett. southeast of Waycross, yes
terday and twoday. The dead are Wal
ter A Hen and Dener Crews. Allen was
shot through the henrt by Vv'alter
Crews. who in turn was shot by the
o ing man as iie J'el!.
Mistletoe Berries a Fatal Diet.
Kolvos'n f, okia.. Dev. 2fi. Eating mis
tletoe berries here today caused the
deaths of three children. Two were
children of Francis Wright and the
other of Benjamin Wright. Several
other children were ill from the same
Balloonist Fell 1C0 Feet.
Mdvuiui, Dec. 26. -- Frederick Brown,
a circus performer, of KultHlo. N. Y..
while attempting to make a balloon
ascension heie tod&y. struck a projec
tion of St ouilding. He ifii lun feet 16
the ground and was killed
$?h,0bQ Fire at 8th, N, Y.
Bath. .V. Y.. Dec. 26. Fire destroyed
the Nichols house herw early today
with the hotel's entire contents. There
were no casualties. The loss is $:,n.ii0n
with $40,000 insurance
Of a Signal Man
RAILROAD COMPANY ACCEPTS
CAUSED HORRIBLE WRECK
To Befall Scotch-English Express
Crowded with Home-Comers for the
Christmas Festivities Inquest Held.
Kirkby-Stephen, Kngland, Dec. 26.
An inquest into the disaster which be
fell the Scotch express near Hawes
Junction, was held today in a tiny inn
near the spot where the train was
ditched and burned. So gruesome was
the inquest that it had to be suspend
ed for an hour to enable the relatives
of the dead to recover from their
Company Expressed Regret.
The solicitor for the railroad com
pany expressed the company's regret
for the accident and accepted full re
sponsibility for it. He said it was due
to the momentary forgetfulness of a
Twenty Persons Missing.
By the aid of scraps of charred
clothing. buttons, keys, etc., seven
bodies of victims have been identified.
Evidence adduced today indicated that
twenty other persona are missing and
probably were utterly consumed by the
fire which broke out in the wreck
age after the train was derailed.
WEST VIRGINIA NEGRO
A CANDIDATE FOR LYNCHING.
Trouble Expected from Mob Gathering
in Town of Weston.
Weston. W. Va., Dec. 26. William
Furby. the negro who was arrested
yesterday charged with assaulting Miss
Mora A.'igline, was brought before
Squire Hughes this afternoon at an
unexpected hour, through the back al
ley and rear entrance to the justice's
office. Squire Hughes expected trou
ble, and took this means of bringing
the negro before him to answer the
charge of the warrant. Miss Angline's
condition is such that the trial was
postponed until 2 o'clock tomorrow
It had been announced that the hear
ing was Ut take place this morning,
and the word was given out then that
it would be postponed on account of
the important witness being absent.
This was a ruse to keep the crowd
away. A rumor was out that Furby
would he taken to Clarksburg on the
6 oe'lock train tonight, but he was not
All day long the assault has been the
topic of conversation, and a leader is
all that is required to form a lynching
NO TRACE OF INSURRECTOS,
REBELS WERE WOODCHOPPERS.
Report That Battle Was Imminent in
Kl Paso. Tex., Dec. 26. Antonio
Ponce, chief of police of Juarez, re
turned from the hills near Juarez at 3
o'clock and denied a report that the
battle with the rebels was imminent in
the outskirts of Juarez, opposite El
Paso. He said there were no rebels,
a number of woodchoppers with htir
ros evidently having been mistaken
The rsoidiers returned to Juarez at 5
o'clock and reported that there had
been no trace of insurrectos. the sup
posed "rebels'' having been woodchop
pers. Several hundred, citizens of Kl Paso
who had followed the soldiers into the
hills expecting to see a fight returned
disappointed. It was the most excit
ing afternoon experienced by Juarez
and El Paso for many years.
ADMIRAL DEWEY 73.
Most of Official Washington Tendered
George Dewev. who was 73 vears old
! toilnv :i Til tm-eii i 1 - ft ijt itol- evnOft tlifil-
most of official Washington would call
on him to tender congratulations. He
went driving during -the afternoon,
missing the president and Mre. Taft,
Chief Justice White, cabinet members
and a host of high officials and mem
bers of the diplomatic corps who left
cards at the Dewey resilience.
The admiral, accompanied by his son
George, drove into the country for sev
eral hours, arriving home at nightfall.
He found scores of telegrams of con
gratulations there from friends in all
parts of the world. A constant stream
of callers poured into the Dewey home
during the day. Mrs. Dewey, who is
indisposed, was unable to receive any
of the guests.
Earle Peterson and Miss Lila Paul
Drowned While Skating.
Boston, Dec. 26. Skating out the
close of the holiday on the Charles
river basin, Earle B. Peterson, aged
21 years, and Miss Lila Paul, ayed 20
years, broke through thin ice tonisht
and were drowned. The bodies were
Mr. Peterson tfas assistant secretary
of religious work at the Young Men's
Christian association in Boston. He
came to Boston from Oslikosh, Wis.
AliScs Paul was studying to become a
nurse, at the Deaeonncss hospital.
Committed Suicide Because There Was
No Gold Watch in Her Stocking.
Pittsburg. Dee. 26.- -Disappointed be
cause she did not receive a gold watch
she had been expecting for Christmas.
Mis. Alichaelena Siopek. aged 24. of
MiKecs Rocks, drank poison and died
just as a physician who had been call
ed stepped in the door. Mrs. Siopek
after taking the poison ran to the
apartment of a neighbor and explained
what she had done, and the reason for
her act. and then returned to her own
apartment and died.
Drank Cyanide of Potassium for
Waterbury.t Conn., Dec. 26. After
drinking a. glass of whiskey. Mrs. Ag
nes Rudevieez, ased 37 "years, took
what she supposed was a glass of wa
ter and cropped dead. The second
potion was cyanide of potassium which
her husband had a moment before put
on the table white preparing to clean
some jewelry. She leaves besides her
husband three small children.
Beware Petting a Strange Cat,
New York. Dec. 26. Far twenty min
utes u trenaled .ct . clung- to vViiliam
Buiier'j l-ig-nt hand this afternoon, its
teeth imbedded in his palm. Unable
to shake the animal off, Butler's terror
grew until be shrieked for bystanders
to come to his aid. A man twisted the
cat's tail until li broke iis hold and
fiuiler was taken to hospital. While
in a restaurant he had siooperi to pet
the animal as It passed.
The Ravages of the Bubonic Plague
in Mongolia are terrible.
Armat Stoddart, a Prominent G. A. R.
man, died in AVashington.
William Stump, a Dishwasher of
Cleveland, 0., has fallen heir to J23,-000.
Orders Were Issued for the court
maHtial of Major Henry C. Davis of Jthe
Three Hundred Miners lost their
lives in an explosion in the 1-lulton
colliery in England.
The Street Railway Strike and Riots
in Winnipeg, Man., continues. Cars
have been smashed and men injured.
President and Mrs. Taft and other
notables attended the funeral of Min
ister Don Anibal Cruz in St. Patrick's
A Number of Unpublished Poems by
John Greenleaf AVhittier have been
found by his biographer, Samuel T.
An Investigation by Treasury De
partment Experts has shown that the
government has been defrauded by an
abuse of "drawback" privileges.
Emperor William Has Decorated the
young German diplomat. Dr. Von
Schmidthals, for bravery at the time
of the revolution in Portugal.
A Barrel Supposed to Contain Poul
try when opened in a cold storage
warehouse in Montreal was found to
contain the body of an old man.
The North Wing of Ryland Hall, the
main building of Richmond college.
Richmond, A'a., erected in 1S54. was
gutted by fire of unknown origin at
an early hour Sunday. Lose $60,000.
The "Count" de Gatigny, on trial at
Tours on the charge of swindling the
former Airs. Charles Hamilton Paine of
Boston, has put up the defense that he
acted m good laith as her confidential
Adams Sherman Hill, Professor Em
eritus of rhetoric and oratory at Har
vard university and the author of no
table text books on rhetoric, died at his
home, li Brimmer street, Boston, on
Sunday, aged 77 years.
John D. Rockefeller's Donation of
$10."00,000 to the University of Chicago
carries with it a specific request that
$1,130,000 at least be expended on a
c'hapel to dominate the architecture of
the group ot buildings and make re
ligion the center of life at the univer
Thomas James, Formerly President
of the .National Association ot fsnoi
Alanufacturers, but recently retired
from business, died yesterday in his
suburban home at Fort Thomas, Ky.
He was born in Cornwall. England, 60
years ago, and came to Cincinnati in
The Steamship Koenigin Luise of the
North German Lloyd line, leaving New
York quarantine shortly after her ar
rival from Naples, collided with the
French line steamship Florida, from
Havre. The bridge of the Florida was
broken and some of th deck rails were
Dr. Albert Reeo'er, a Practicing Phy
sician in the fashionable Hack Bay
section. Boston, was found dead in his
apartments on Alassachusetts avenue
Christmas day from tiie effects of in
haling illuminating gas. The medical
examiner said it was a case of suicide.
Dr. Reeder was uo years old.
Following Official Announcement of
the resignation of J. D. Harris as gen
eral superintendent of motive power of
all Baltimore and Ohio railroad lines,
information was received Sunday that
the trouble between the company and
its machinists had been settled and
that the men would return to work by
Standing on the Step of His Father's
Motorcycle. 12 year old Frederick
Schui'ort of New York w?.,s hurled
headlong when the machine struck a
pedestrian, turned a complete somer
sault in the air and landed on his feet
unhurt with a Christinas present under
his arm. His father was perhaps fa
tally injured, as was the man struck.
Attracted by Flames Pouring Out of
His Camp on Alonroe's Island, near
South Thomastoti. Ale., the neighbors
of Alexander AlcGuinness. 43, found his
dead body lying near the stove with
the face badly burned. It Is thought
that he attempted to light his fire with
kerosene and was killed by the explo
sion. He wiits a former Gloucester fish
erman. A Christmas Holly Wreath, swing
ing from a chandelier, forced open a
gas cock early Sunday and caused the
asphyxiation of Airs. Eda May Simp
son of Toronto, unt. Before retiring
Saturday night. Mrs. Simpson hung the
holly on a chandelier near her bed.
While she slept the wind from an open
window swung the wreath against the
gas cock. It was loosely adjusted and
readily turned open.
The British Steamship Scottish
Prince, Captain Hodson, which left
New York Sunday morning for South
America, returned and anchored off
quarantine at night because Thomas
Alderson, a fireman, fell out of his
berth and sustained internal injuries
which may prove fatal. Although the
ship was eight miles south of t-he Am
brose Channel lightship, the captain
ordered her back to obtain surgical
treatment for the injured man.
Notwithstanding a Recent Redisrict
ing of the staie, the general assembly
of Rhode Island, which convenes on
Jan. 3d, will be strongly republican,
and' the party is expected to dictate
the legislative policy, especially in the
selection of a. successor to the seat in
the United States senate made vacant
by the declination of Nelson AT. Aid
rich to be a candidate for another
term. The grand committee of the
legislature will be composed of 87 re
publicans and 51 democrats.
GENERAL LEE CHRISTMAS
AGAIN ON WARPATH.
American Soldier to Lear a Revolution
Washington, Doc. 26. Manuel Bo
niMa, former president of Honduras,
and General Lee Christmas, an -American
soldier of fortune, both of whom
disappeared mysteriously after the
Hornet left New Orleans several days
ago. have sailed for Honduras aboard
a passenger steamer to lead a revolu
tion in that count rv, according to pri
vate advices received here today.
Wright Co. Remembers Family of
Day tun, O., Dec 26. The Wright
company will settia a.u annuity of
approximately Sl.OvO upon the widow
and children of Kaiph Johnstone the
aviator killed in a Wright biplane: at
Denver, according to a ttament
made by F. H. Kussel. manager . of
the enmaatiy. tonight. The amount
wiil be lilaced with ilt iimtii-aiir-.
pany in New Yor1"
To Mining Camps
THREE MURDERS RESULT IN
MOST DISTRESSING SITUATION
In th Strike-Ridden Coal Fields . of
Westmoreland .County, Pa. Hurry
Calls fer the Stata Police.
Green&burg, Pa., Dec. 26. The strike
ridden coal fields of Westmoreland
county are in the throes of rioting, the
result of large quanties of liquor that
have been shipped into the varioua
iTlie third murder in twenty-four
hours was reported to th coroner to
day, in the death of Tony Carcino, a
striker who Mas formerly employed, at
Osborne, a small mining town of the
Youghiogheny and Ohio Coal company.
Hike Calcerski and John Nnthan are
being sought by the state police.
General Outbreak Feared.
Carcino was living in a strikers'
camp, and was shot to death last night
when there was an assault upon the
camp. About 7.i shots were fired, and
Carcino was found later with three
bullet holes in his back.
There bus been repeated demands
for the state police all day from vari
ous sections of the coal fields in this
section. The authorities fenr there
will be a general outbreak all over the
coal fields, because of liquor the men
SAID TO BE A COMPROMISE,
SENATOR ALSOP, A M'LEAN MAN,
To Be President Pro Tern, of Next
Senate Stiles Judson Chairman of
Committee on Judiciary.
Hartford. Dec. 26. According to re
publican senators-elect who have been
in conference the presidency pro tenu
of the nepct senate will go to Senator
Joseph Alsop of Avon, a McLean man,
and the chairmanship of the commit
tee on the judiciary will go to Stiles
Judson. Jr., of the Tweaty-fifth dis
trict. It is stated that the arrange
ment is a compromise and appears to
be satisfactory to all.
Gen. W. H. H. Davia.
Doylestown, Pa.. Dec. 2 Gen. W.
H. H. Davis, a veteran of the Mexi
can and civil wars, died at his home
here tonight, aged 90 years.
On December 5, 1846. he enlisted in
the First Alassachusetts infantry and
fought in the Mexican war. Tn 1S4 7.
he was made an adjutant an in 1S4S
he was mustered out.
In 1861 General Davis organized the
104th regiment, Pennsylvania volun
teers and alsco Durrels battery. Pi
1865 he was made brigadier general of
United States volunteers for meritor
ious service. He was editor of tr
Doylestown Democrat until 1S00.
Judge James E. Walsh.
Danbury. Conn.. -Dec. 26. Judge
James E. Waish, forrnerli- of the city
court, died tctlay of heart trouble aft
er an illness which had extended
through a year. He was one of the
well-known attorney! of the Connec
ticut bar. had been active in demo
cratic politics, a fqrn-,er member of
that party's state central committee,
and the holder of local offices. He.
was a native of Pittsfleld, Mums., and
a graduate of Yale, class or 1SS0. Aft
er taking a law course, at Yale be be
gan practice here and continued until
his death. He was in his ."2d year.
A widow survives, and a brother is
Attorney Walter J. AA'alsh of New
Mrs. Elizabeth Gilder Kellogg.
Wate-rbury. Conn., . Dec. 26. Mrs.
Elizabeth Gilder Kellogg, widow of
Edward Simeon Hayden, late secretary
anci treasurer of the Holes, Booth &
Hayden company, was found dead In
bed this .fliorning at her tone here.
She was a native of Brooklyn and one
of the most widely known and highly
esteemed women in this p-rt of the
state. Bright's disease was the cause
of her demise. She is survived by
three daughters, Mrs, W. Shirley Ful
ton, Aliss Pauline Hayden Jid Jfiss
Margerv Hayden, and a brother, Sam
uel Castle' Kellogg of New York city.
Mrs. Hayden was one of Waterbury's
wealthiest women, her htiband having
made a modest fortune in brass and
copper industries and patents on th
electrolysis of copper.
Troy. N. Y., Dec. 26. William Cou
tie. a member of the American Chem
ical society and one of the best known
scientists in this country, died at his
home in this city today at the age of
91 years. He was the first man in the
world to compound engines for factory
Celd Water Took Away His Suicidal
Chippewa Falls, Wis., Dec 2. John
Christianson jumped forty feet from
a wagon bridge Into the Chippewa riv
er todav with suicidal intent. He went
under the ice and came up 200 feet
down stream at an air hole, where he
grabbed the ice ana croTled out. He
said that cold water had taken, away
the desire to die. and made him feel
happier than lie did before the phiB.
Clara D. Swain, M. D.
Rochester. N. Y., Dec. 26. Clara. A.
Swain, M. D., the first woman physi
cian sent bv a missionary society tn
the Orient, did at Castilo today. Dr.
Swain was toom in Elmira 76 years
ago, and went to India forty years ago.
Woman Shot While Preparing Christ
Greeley, Col., Dec. 26. Bending Over
the kitchen stove, preparing Christmas
dinner, yesterday. Airs. Maggie Rob
erts was fatally wounded by a shot
fired through the kitchen door at her
home in Frederick, a neighboring coal
mining camp, where a strike is in
progress. The shot is belvewd to have
been intended for her husband, who is
foreman of the Kvans mine and who.
it is said, has had frequent clashes
with the strikers. Five miners are
Distilling Plant Damaged $75,0CO.
Pittsfburg, Dec. 26. Fire of unde
termined origin today destroyed the
main building of the Sunnyside Dis
tilling company's plant, at Eiratna,
Washington county. Tha loss is 175,
000, covered by iusprance. The plant
is - controlled -by Howe Brothers of
' $130,000 Firs Los at Banor.
Bangor, Lie., x3. . A lass of Jlitl.
000. well covered toy Insurance, . im
oissd tonight lr a, fir of usdsaosm
origin that damaged the four otsry
ui-ick building at 21 to S6 "Istllil
street, 'lite losses ki ills tributes!
among several tiuHi firms. SenMrad
firemen were hurt, uono