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Bepublican Farmer. WKKKXY FARMER, SI Per Annum j U o paid strictly In advance, si. 50 D IXLx PARMER. 7S ft 8. Per Gnarter. stamps (Sc. or lc only) be sent for urns leas than a PCBUSHFRS The Farmer Publishing Co., Bridgeport. Conn. FCRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1909. RECIPROCITY WITH CANADA A POSTHUMOUS PAPER. . Elsewhere In this Issue of the Far mer there appears an article on Recip srocUjwith Canada which was written ral years ago by J. A. Bolles, then tor of the New Milford Gazette but since deceased, and which now appears the first time in print. Had the foreseen the present tariff sit ae could not have treated it pertinently. His reference to trageously protected trusts" is par- timely. The article is really ve of Its subject. THAT DUTY ON HIDES. RMm were on the free list in the SKmley tariff of 1890, largely at the Of Mr. Blaine, and also in the tur Wilson bill but were placed VnOer a duty of is per cent. In Ding Is tariff of Ittf. The pending tariff MB returns them to the free list. Congressmen from some of the cat- awing States are objecting to bides.' Quite probably, their ob- Dna are Inspired by the Beef Trust markets nearly all of the hides in Phis country and is en- by the duty, to add 15 per cent. selling price. If its own tan- onsume its entire production of they have an advantage of 15 lit. over the Independent tan- is, their raw material is Jy by that amount. not probable that the Beef a cent more for cattle, on pjeount of the 15 per cent, protection B aides. On the contrary, the grow In have long complained of a lack t competition in the buying of cattle, tirhieh allows the buyers to fix the It is a situation similar to pt In the tobacco districts of Ken- put down often below toy the absence of competition. sueh conditions, is it reasonable that cattle growers are ben- tn the least by the duty on ? That duty benefits the Beef only. duty on hides increases the cost leather, and therefore of shoes and leather manufactures. This duty . benefits the Beef Trust only, in- the cost of living to every one 100,000,000 of the American popu- , , for foot coverings are a neces- An authority states that the f shoes to the wearer has In ed 16 per cent, during the past Jen years that is, since the imposition if a dsttT- of 15 ner cent, on hides in fWWt. Cause and effect could not be T t ore clearly shown. 1 V'ttk the Beef Trust Is, through the ,i ah-growing States, apparently en eeToring to retain its taxing-privilege - the American people. ON OOKPORATIONS ravi- DEJTDS, and the Administration are till wrestling mightily w'th the prob- thm Of so increasing the government's Sue as to cover its expenditures. There is evidently not much hope of seller from the work of the new Senate amittee on Public Expenditures. Strong opposition to the proposed . tax of eight cents a pound on tea, has manifested itself, and even stronger opposition to a tax on coffee would undoubtedly. Stamp taxes are un popular, though Senator Lodge favors JbSWUII UU UU U till Ft UIJfCKS UWdUSf, also Bars, the Door man doesn't keen a -hank stccount. The proposed inheri tance tax will be antagonized by the Congressional delegations from all the they are probably strong enough o assure its defeat. President Taft thinks favorably of an income tax. but the chances largely are that Congress Will not take a similar view. The Administration is credited with having lately suggested the imposition Of a two per cent, tax on the dividends declared by corporations. It is the ap parent belief that this small tax would ot lessen the percentage of dividends, hut would be paid from the surplus (undo of corporations, and that, there fore, it would not operate as a direct harden upon stockholders. But as the Ways and Means committee of the Bouse had rejected a proposition to levy a tax on the net earnings of cor porations, while constructing the tar iff bill, which is practically identical with a tax on dividends, these is not much probability of this Administra tion plan being accepted by the House. But there is an urgent need of a anuch greater revenue. A deficit of 9109,000,009 for the fiscal year confronts Congress. Either new taxes must be Imposed, or existing taxes increased. Senator Aldrich. chairman of the Sen ate Finance committee, does not favor new taxes, but holds that the revenue aan be adequately increased through the tariff schedules that is, by higher duties. This means revision upward. Instead of downward as promised. ABDUCTION FOR RANSOM. recovery of the Whitla boy, and the capture of the abductors, bring several questions to iiw Iio.u. Clj ' whetner they snail o pumenu Mantcmall in Ohlc. cr fr ciiriir Pennsylvania. The penalty In the lat ter oaae may be life Imprisonment, and all parents probably hope that the prosecution will be for abduction, and that the extreme penalty will be in fected. It is very fortunate that the abduc- were captured, and particularly the ransom money was recovered. tacts will tend to discourage from undertaking the abduction proosDiy nave naa imitators, who would he less careful of the children than were he and feminine aid, of the Whitla boy. how difficult It would With the peo- tar Boon, ore ft eularry bfeaastj I sltted Mo kUML pie of the whole country awake to such a, crime, escape would be practically impossible, and in some localities the penalty might not await the action of the law. Legislatures are taking up the mat ter of providing more adequate penal ties for child-abuuudion tor nvau. Pennsylvania stands alone in having now the penalty of life-imprisonment, and it is not too severe. Other states should take similar action and It might be well to also authorize state re wards of sufficient amount to stimu late the pursuit of abductors. A country-wide check should be placed upon this crime which is really an importation. WILL BEXEFTT THE BIG TRUSTS, Senator Aldrich. chairman of the Senate Finance committee which will have charge of the tariff bill when it comes from the House is endeavoring to so rearrange the duties as to secure sufficient revenue without recourse to any of the proposed new taxes. He holds that the customs duties can be made to supply enough funds to meet the Government's needs. There are two methods by which the customs duties can be made to furnish a suffi cient revenue. One is to so lower the duties on goods which are produced in this county as to invite foreign competition that is, to reduce duties which are now pro hibitory of Importations, to figures which will assure the entry of foreign made goods and thus provide revenue. This would benefit the whole people by j reducing the cost of living, but it is contrary to the Republican policy and we doubt very much whether Sen ator Aldrich would resort to it. The second method Is to increase the duties or to Impose new duties on ar ticles which are not produced in this country but which are In use here and some of which have come to be classed as necessities. Among them are tea and coffee. It is not probable that their use would be diminished by in creased or new burdens upon ' them, and it is therefore certain that an aug mented revenue can be thus secured. Possibly, Senator Aldrich has this plan in mind, but such duties have always been classed as in the interest of free trade, -for the reason that their impo sition would lessen the need of pro tective duties on home produced goods. It may be that Senator Aldrich has in mind an increase of the duties upon articles produced in this country but not in sucient supply to meet the dc mand. For instance, sugar, hides, etc This plan would increase the govern ment's revenue, but at the price of an increased cost of living to the people. It would, however, benefit the big trusts and would, therefore, be in line with Bepublican policy, though not in consonance with the party's platform declarations. If we mistake not the signs, this is the plan which will be favored by Senator Aldrich. THE PROHIBITION FARCE W MAINE. How prohibition works in Maine, is the subject of many an interesting story. The latest relates to Andro scoggin county. It appears that this county has been receiving IS.OOO to $30,000 a year from liquor fines which operated practically as license fees. Now, the courts have adopted the pol icy of sending convicted liquor dealers to jail, instead of imposing fines. The result is that the county has become financially embarrassed and is asking for permission to borrow $50,000 with which to build an addition to its jail which is overcrowded by reason of the jail sentences above mentioned. Thus, we find that there has been in progress in Androscoggin county, and presumably throughout the State, a plan of securing needed revenue from the liquor traffic, not by the or derly procedure of exacting a license fee, but by the Irregular plan of in viting violations of the law in order to Impose fines. With this plan, the courts in one county have interfered, and the result is financial embarrass ment for the county. I For some years, there has been a popular demand for resubmission of the question of prohibition to the peo ple of Maine, and there is little doubt that there would be an adverse major ity upon such a vote, but the Republi can party has steadily blocked the way and refused to allow a test before the people. For some reason, the courts of one county have put a quietus upon prearranged violations of the prohibi tory law, and If the courts in the oth er counties should adopt a similar pol icy, the Republican position would probably change speedily. Practically the liquor traffic has been under Re publican protection, through a system of fines operating as license fees. The I Androscoggin county courts have "knocked out" this scheme by substi tuting jail sentences for fines. It is evidently within the power of the Maine courts to cause a resubmis sion of the question of prohibition to the people. The most effective meth od of securing the repeal of an obnox ious law i3 to enforce it with all pos sible severity. What a farce prohibition is, as view ed by Its operation in Maine. IX DEFENSE OF SHERIFF HAWIiETT It appears that Sheriff Hawley did not limit his interference in the City Court contest, to a Macedonian appeal to Senator Brandegee to exert himself In favor of the "Olds". According to the Sunday Herald, he even Interfered In a Danbury Mayorial contest as a nMHiii of hiding the "Olds." Te "Vofngs" are strongly inclined ro e-rurc tire Sheriff for meddling In affairs which, they say, do not legiti mately concern him. They assert that he, being a voter in Brookfield, should not interfere In Bridgeport matters. It is very seldom the privilege of the Farmer to defend the Sheriff. In this case, we are literally compelled by the facts, supplemented by a sense of jus tice, to do so. Is not Sheriff Hawley an influential member of the Republican State ma chine and, as such, obliged to inter fere for the adjustment of factional contests throughout the State? Is he not the Republican County Boss, des pite the claims of Speaker Banks, and, as such, compelled to take decisive part In all troubles within the party, whether in Bridgeport ory Danbury. or THE ' elsewhere? Is he not a member of the Federal machine by virtue of hav' ing, with the eleventh hour aid of Sen ator Buikeley. re-elected Senator Brandegee? How could he, in view of these conditions, do otherwise than to aid in the suppression of what he, uoubtiess considers an unreasonably J combative minority in the Bridgeport Republican ranks. Engaged in run ning Federal, State and County ma chines, it is ever his imperative duty to spank any elements which may dare to object to such domination. The Farmer pleads, in the Sheriff's behalf, that though he is but a citi zen of a comparatively unimportant town, he is really charged with State wide duties, in the execution of which he is fearless. Men of such indepen- dence of thought and action are rare In these days. Few confront the danger of personal unpopularity so readily in the fulfilment of obvious duties. BARNllM'S PARTNER ONCE A SLAVE, SHE SAYS Colored Woman Sues far Share of the Estate Lefi by Col. Rn fa Goshen. New York, March 31. Mrs. Eliza J. Newby, a colored woman of Metuchen, N. J., has brought two suits of eject- ment in the .Somerset County Court to recover a share in the estate of the late Col. Ruth Goshen, once a partner , of P. T. Barnum. I Mrs. Eliza J. Scott, Mrs. Newby's i mother, has made affidavit that Gosh- i en was really George Scott, a former slave. whom she married In Kentucky in 1825. She now lives in Kansas. Mrs. Scott Bwears that after three children were born to them Scott es caped from his master In 1S59, and la ter wrote her he was posing as a white man under the title "Col. Josh en." After the war. Mrs. Scott alleges, Goshen obtained an interest in P. T. Barnum's show, and his identity was not revealed to Barnum until the show was In St. Louis one summer. One of : their two sons, Fred Scott, demanded a large sum from his father, she says, and Goshen refused his demand. The son told Barnum his partner was a . nern. thus ending the awtnership. j Goshen settled in Middlebush. He i died in 1889, leaving his estate to Mrs. Frances Sylvester. MOTHER WOULD JOIN HER SON IN LEPER COLONY Mrs. TVnas of Bos'.oi Only Waits Per mission from Authorities. Boston, March 31. Praying that she may Jo n her leper son, James, in a living death on Penlkese Island, Mrs. Emma Thomas of Boston, is to-day in a fever of apprehension lest the state board of charities refuse her plea. A decision is to be given Friday. Only a few days ago young Thomas, 17 years old, was sent to the Molokai of Buzzards Bay, he having contract ed the dread disease in the Barbadoes. Now his mother has sold all her goods and only awaits the state's permission to join him in his living death. "I may just as well be a leper," she says. "People shun me and pass over to the other side of the street when they see me coming. If I have it, then they will be compelled to send me where I can be with my poor boy Nothing matters to me but my son. No matter what the price, even if it be my life, I will gladly join him in a few days." NO DIVORCE FOR BERTHA KRTTPP Report that She Is Seeking Separation from Husband Unfounded Says Family. Essen. Germany, March 31. Members of the Krupp family to-day author zed a denial of the rumor that Frau Bertha Von Bohlen TJnd Holbach, daughter of the famous gun-maker of Essen, was contemplating divorce pro ceedings. They would not discuss the reported marital differences of Frau Bartha and her husband but charac terized the story now currently as "cruelly unjust." JOHN TODD OP REDDING DIES AT AGE -OF 78 Succumbs to Attack of Pneumonia Held Many Town Offices. Redding, March 31. After an Illness of about a week, John Todd, aged 78, a prominent and wealthy resident of th's town died to-day of pneumonia. .vi r. idqu ih iu a numper ul xown 01- fires and was twice elected as a rep reeptative to the state legislature in 18?9 and 1904. He was for many (ears head of the Todd Lime Company which later sold out to the trust. PRESIDENT M'KINLEY'S COOK IS DESTITUTE Milwaukee.March 31. Katherine Mc Mullen, cook, who professes to have prepared the last meal eaten by Pres ident McKinley before he was assas sinated, has applied to the Associat ed Charities for aid. She was cook in the family of John G. 'Milburn In Buf falo at whose home President McKin ley was stopping at the time of his slaying, for four years. JAN POUREN NOT TO BE DEPORTED New York, March 30. Jan Pouren's long fight e.,'.nst -.xtr.-,d"V-n to cer tain death m Russia enue success fully this afternoon when he was dis charged by United States Commis sioneh Hltchoock and was escorted by a jubilant throng of friends to the East Side. Pouren had been In the Tombs since his arrest In December. 1907. He was charged' by the Russian government with murder, arson, robbery and other crimes. King Edward's Horse Wins Greenham Stake Newbury.Eng., March 31. The King's colore flashed first past the post in two important races to-day at Newbury. His Minoru won the Greenham stake, $5,000. and his Oakmore. the Berkshire stake for 3 year olds. $2 500. Jan- es R. Keene and H. P. Whitney entered horsas In both races but their entries were unplaced. FARMER: APRIL 2, 1909. DID MINISTER HYPNOTIZE THIS WIFE? Woodbury Business Man Attributes Spouse's Dis appearance to Rev. Mr. Dane. Latter Was Pastor of Meth odist Church and She Was Its Treasurer. Couple Left Villa ere on Same Day They Had Been Friendly Clergyman 's Wife Had Sued for Di vorce, Which Brought Matters to a Focus Mrs. Proctor Was New Milford Girl. Woodbury, March 31. The residents of Woodbury were still further sur prised late Monday afternoon by the rumor that Mrs. Proctor, wife of Geo. Proctor, the grocer, had left town. Dre- ! sumably in company with the Rev -Charles W. Dane. who. up to Sunday, was oastor of the Mvthnrliat Pkumli here. Her husband claims the pastor 'hypnotized" his wife. Mrs. Proctor, who was treasurer of the Methodist Church, was on very frlendlv terms with the pastor ever since he came to Woodbury, her work In connection with the Methodist church bringing her into close contact with Mr. Dane. For several months past there had been much talk among the parishion ers in regard to the relations between the two. In an interview to-day with Mr. Proctor he was asked if he believed that his wife had gone with Mr., Dane. Mr. Proctor replied that he really didn't know, but owing to the fact hat the two had left town on the same day the supposition was that they had apparently gone together. Asked if he had taken any action in the matter he stated that he hadn't done anything about it. "There has been more or less famil- larlty between the two," he said, "and some talk. I spoke to my wife about it and told her that I thought she was a little too friendly with the pastor. She said that she didn't see as she was any more familiar with him than others in the congregation." Mr. Proctor spends much time in tak ing orders and on Monday morning he was in Salisbury. On his return home he found that his wife had left home and that all of her clothes had beeen removed. He didn't know where or why she had left him. Asked if It was true that Mrs. Proc tor h!d drawn $1,000 from the bank Mr. Proctor laughed and said that his wife did draw some money from a Bridgeport bank a little over a week ago. He believed she had an account of about $40. Mr. Proctor stated that his private opln'on was that Mr. Dane had hypno tized his wife. He said that Mr. Dane was such an eloauent speaker, that he was so culturecr (or appeared to be, his manner so pleasing, that his influ ence over Mrs. Proctor was so great that he be'leved he hypnotized her so that she did anything he wanted her to. "I don't know that this is true," said Mr. Proctor, "but that is what I think about It." He added: "I think Dane is a scoundrel. And you can put my signature over th's statement If you wish. He is not fit to be a minister, and I don't think that he ought to be allowed to go unpunish ed for what he has done. 'My wife and I have lived together for about 17 years and she has alwavs been a good Christian woman. She has been very much interested in church work and in our home we have always had services of a devotional nature. Our home life has been pleas ant and my wife was haopy. Ever since Mr. Dane came to Woodbury I have felt that we were not as happy as formerly. I hoped that this Was only a feeling on my part and so let matters jro on as if there was nothing wrong. When I returned to my home on Monday afternoon I felt, even be fore I knew that my wife had left ; home, that something had happened. It was a queer feeling a premonition one might say of trouble. "On Saturday night my wife left the hous, saying that she was going to the Methodist parsonage to tell Mr. Dane that there was a story In the papers of the dlvsrce proceedings which h's wife had brought against him. She said that she was afraid it mieht make a difference with the ser vices on Sunday and that if Mr. Dane hadn't read the news In the paw he ought to be told about it. I was re turning home later in the evening, after closing up my store, when I met my wife on her return. My suspicions were aroused somewhat then, but I didn't say much to Mrs. Proctor only that I wished she would not be so fr'endly with the minister." Mr. Proctor was aaed if it was true that the minister called on him at his home. "Not when I was there." was Mr. Proctor's reply. "He and his chil dren used to call on my wife and he made frequent calls at the parsonage. In fact the visits between them were frequent and greatly enjoyed by all." It was rumored that Mr. Dane had given Mts. Proctor books on hypno tism and that he had great influence over her. Some time ago Mrs. Proctor made frequent visits to Hawleyville to some divine heading institute and her faith In this matter caused the townspeople some amusement. She was Miss Jen nie Hartwell of New Milford before her marriage to Mr. Proctor. Those who claim to have seen Mrs. Proctor leave town say that all she carried with her was a dress suit case. The suooosltion is that her clothing was removed from her home on Sat urday night and placed in trunks be longing to Mr. Dane. Woodbury, twelve miles from the nearest railroad station. has been brought into communication with the outside world by means of a trolley line recently. Mr. Dane Is regarded as a man of superior Intellect: Indeed, the continuance in so small a charge of such a brll'iant preacher has long caused speculation. Mrs. Dane says ironically her husband remained in Woodbury beca"T. ve liked the atmos phere." Recently he announced he would not remain in the pastorate an other term. By order of the Methodist conference his duties came to an end yesterday. Sunday morning Mr. Dane went to the church, assuring all he met he would exDlain the matter from the pulpit. Preaching on "The Crown of Life." he said: "One man I have in mind, who had done all in his power to aid others about h'm, found that at their first op portunity these same friends took the sword and tried to pierce his side. Not content with this, they passed the sword around and each pressed It into his side, and at length passed It to a woman, who drove It Into the gaping wound." At the conclusion of the service he announced that during his farewell sermon in the evening he would tell the full story of his domestic woes. The evening sermon was never preached. Just before he left town Mr. Dane said: "Much said about me is untrue. They say I drove my wife from the house and locked the door on her Thursday night. It is untrue. I have many women friends in my congregation, but my wife. I fear, has been jealous. I have always loved my wife and been kind to the children and to her, al tnough we were not mateJ and never should have married. He also said he would not contest the divorce, but would fight for the cus tody of his two little children. The troubles of the Danes had been But Leadfr? Arp ArVrn'rl rr known to few persons, although theyA-UL 1J,:"uelh Are AiraiO. tO now furnish the principal subject of discussion in Woodbury. It is known that Mrs. Dane accuses her husband not only of improper conduct with sev eral women members of his flock but of physical cruelty to herself and her children. The minister denies all the charges. sons of Daniel boone" to iunt kidnappers Member of a Boy's Organ zation Dis appears. New York, March 31. Twenty thou sand American boys, all members of a social and athletic organization known as the Sons of Daniel Boone, have en listed in the task of running down the kidnapper of one of their number, Har old Moon, a member of the Flint, Mich., Chapter of the organization. The boy disappeared Fern. 27. The aid of the Sons of Daniel Boone was invoked by Ralph Moon a brother will be no further extension of the of the kidnapped boy in a letter of ap- ! privilege of unlimited time. Most of peal sent to every chapter of the or- I the speeches this afternoon and to gan'zation in America. . night will be held down to twenty "Please get right to work and hus- ! minutes. It is likely, also, that a num- tle," urges the boy in his letter, "for the honor of our great society and to heip a fellow scout who is In the hands of the enemy. NO FOUR YEARS TERM FOR CLERKS Hartford. March 31. The H1 making the term of office of town clerk four years instead of two was rejected in the House to-day. SEIZE LEADERS IN CAUCASUS UPRISING Plotters for Rebellion Taken by St. Petersburg Police. St. Petersburg, March 31. The or ganizers of what It is feared may yet prove a successful rebellion in the Cau casus were arrested here to-day in a sensational coup in a suite of rooms that overlook the Nevsky prospect. Learning of the conspiracy through the treachery of one of the group the police last night entered the conspira tros' offices and secured the place. To day the men were arrested singly and in large groups. More than seventy have a" ready been taken, among them several army officers. The police also seized large stores of arms, ammuni tions and money which the plotters had secured in various parts of the country. The authorities fear that the plot has developed to such an extent that the uprising will take place despite the breaking up of the local headquarters. MISS COLGAN MADE A PAPAL KNIGHT New Tork, March 31. For her work in bettering the conditions of the Ital ians in the Italian district of Brook lyn, Miss Eleanor Colgan, a Brooklyn school teacher, has been made a mem ber of the Knights of The Papacy by Pope Pius X. A gold cross blessed by His Holiness accompanied the ap pointment with a note of his appre ciation of her services. Fairfield County News. Barn Burned at Sound Beach. A barn on premises owned by Ed win BInney, and occupied by Paul Phankett at Sound Beach, was de stroyed by fire, late Saturday night. It is not known how the fire started. A chicken coop adjoining the barn was destroyed, and a great many chickens were burned to death. Mr. Plunkett also lost an automobile in the flames. Drowned in Kohanza. The body of George Frank Lake, of Danbury. was found floating in the water near the dam at the lower Kohanza. reservoir, Sunday. Mr. Lake was 4 veaire old. He was a station ary engineer by trade. For the past two or three weeks he had been un der the care of a physician and was receiving treatment for a brain trou ble. A Dislocated Joint. Mrs. Isaac Palmer of Sound Beach, tripped upon a rug, Thursday night, and fell heavily striking her shoulder against the wall of the room, causing a fracture and dislocation of the joint. The accident Is a serious one on ac count of advanced age and frail heaJth. Stamford Bonds. Bids for the $30,000 issue of public Improvement 30 year 4 per cent, bonds to be used for street paving this year, were opened Friday, at Stamford Na tional Bank. The highest bid was 103.63, and was from E. M. Farnsworth & Co., Boston. The bid will be ac cepted. The highest bid for the pub lic park bonds, opened Feb. 19, was 104.812, and the bidder was Howard K. Stokes of New Tork. His bid was considered exceptionally high. Farms worth & Co.'s bid for the park bonds was 103.78. Bids for the new town hall bonds were opened last Thursday, and the highest bid was 103.51. from W. J. Hayes & Son, of Cleveland. The Stokes bid for the public park bonds was unexpectedly high. Has Been Ordained. Martin J. Blake, son of Mr. John M Blake, of Danbury, was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday afternoon, March 27. The young priest was or dained at Germantown, Pa. Rev. Martin J. Blake, C. M., graduated from the St. Peter's parochial school in June. 1897, and from the Danbury High school in June, 1900. He then took up his studies in the Niagara University, at Niagara Falls, N. Y-, and after two years at this institu tion, May, 1908, he Joined the order of the Congregation of the Miesions, from which order he was ordained. Rev. Mr. Blake will enter the Niagara Uni versity as an instructor. Milk Producers Meet. There was a meeting of milk produc ers In Stamford last week, at which the price of milk on the farm, during the coming summer, was discussed. It was unanimously agreed that four cents a quart should be charged. Far mers were present from Long Ridge, High Ridge. North Stamford, Great Hill and other places in Westchester county. New Canaan and Bedford, and letters were received from producers in Katonah, Coscob and Springdale. It was the unanimous opinion that good milk could not be sold to the dealers for less than 4 cents. Admitted to Probate. The will of the late Thaddeus Bell of Darlen has been admitted to pro bate. It disposes of an estate the es timated value of which is $5,000 real estate and $10,000 personal. All of this HOUSE TIRING OF LONG DEBATE ON THE TARIFF Force a Vote Upon the Main Question. Sentiments of Majority An Unknown Quantity. Conference of State Delega tions to express Senti ment Iowa Wants Sep arate Vote on Many Schedules Long Speech es Cut Down. Washington. March 31 Although most of the members of the House are heartily tired of the long drawn gen eral debate on the tariff bill. Reprjr sentative Olmstead, chairman of th committee of the whole, still has down nearly eighty names of members easrer ! to speak. It is understood that thei-e ber of the eighty will not reiver the'r i speeches except through the Congres- sional Record. No rule will be reported to-morrow to set a aay for a vote on the b:ll Mouse leaders are at sea as to the tariff sentiments of the majority and tney win sret definite Informat'on on that subject before taking ac'im. State delegations are hold'n-; meeting? to agree upon statements of their desires and these are being forwarded to the committee on Rules. Iowa has declared for a separate vote upon half a dozen different schedules and Illinois has voted in favor of caucus. The latter is impossible be cause ot the divergent sent ment among the Republicans. But it is pos sible that there may be a decision to hold a conference A long session of the Ways and Means Committee was h rd to-day Outside the locked doors, the hal'way was crowded with lobbyists represent ing interests that want better terms in the Payne Bill Methodists Oprose Saloon Opening In Conference at Stamford Protest Against Bill Now Before New York Assem bly. Stamford, March 31. The sixty-first annual session of the New York East Conference of the Methodist Episco pal Church was formerly opened this morning after a communion service conducted by Bishop Goodsell, who was assisted by Presiding Elders Adams, Chadwick and Wing. The roll call showed 264 present. A large number of others arrived during the day. The calling of the roll of clergy who died during the year followed. This afternoon a memorial service was held for these and this evening there will be a missionary meeting at which the ad dress will be by Rev. B. G. Richard son of Brooklyn. Bishop Goodsell, who is celebrating his fiftieth year in the Ministry, and his 21st as Bishop, stated to-day that he had made no pledges as to trans fers or appointments. It was decided, after discussion, that the funds of the conference shall be administered as heretofore, by the stewards. A protest against the bill now before the New Tork legislature for open saloons during certain hours on Sundays was adopted unanimously. It was presented by Rev. W. C. Blake man, of the committee on Sunday ob servance. Candidates for admission to the con ference were given a final examina tion at the conclusion of the morning session. t DESPERATE BATTLE WITH HUNGARIANS IN JASONVILLE Jasonville, Ind March 30. One hun dred Hungarian miners who last even ing participated in a battle with Ame -lean coal diggers at the Bogle Minas near here in which a number of Amer icans were shot, have been given no tice to get out of the country. Before yesterday's clash began the Hungar ians got their women and chi dren away and to-day they are packing up Several hundred miners are Itied alon? the roads to this city heavily armed. More trouble 'is expected when the Hungarians come out of the sheds in which they have barricaded them selves. The officials of the mining compani s have warned the deputy sheriff" tha.t they had better not attempt to arrest the Hungarians, who. they say, will surely start another battle. Over one thousand rounds of am munition were discharged when th Americans fought last evening. Sheds in which the Huns lived were ridduc' but as none but the Huns have livd In them it is not known whether any other foreigners were killed. EXPLODE DYNAMITE UNDER VIADUCT Damage of $50,000 Done to Structure in West floboken. New York, March 31. Dynamite placed under one of the pillars ot the new $350,000 viaduct connecting West Hoboken and Union Hill, N. J., ex ploded today with terrific force, tear ing out the pillar and part of the up per brldgework and shattering win dows for blocks around. One house a half block from the explosion was bad ly damaged by the shock and pieces of iron were driven through the win dows and walla One of its occupants was slightly injured. The police are eeaixJhing for the mis creants. The viaduct contractors have hzA continual trouble with their labor and the explosion Is believed to have been the work of some discharged workmen. The damage will reach $50,000. FAST DAY PROCLAMATION. Governor Lilley yesterday Issued the customary Fast Day proclamation des ignating. Good Friday. April 9, as the date. The text of the proclamation follows: As a solemn confirmation of our trust in God's merciful Providence, and in obedience to a custom, established in piety, and continued in reverence, I hereby appoint Friday, the ninth day of April next ensuing, as a day of FASTING- AND PRAYER Requesting the people then to lay aide all common cares, and In the churches and homes humbly to seek His guid ance in the undertakings of the year, pledging with repentant hearts a new devotion and a faith that snail not faUer. REPORTED SURRENDER INCORRECT Chief Crazy Snake and Mal contents Still at Large. Col. Hoffman Guarding Ev ery Avenue of Escape. Creeks Are Thought to Be Hiding in the Tiger Mountain Range Ninety-four Prisoners Have Been Taken to Date. Pierce, Okla., March 31. Reports that Chief Crazy Snake had surrender ed to the troops under Colonel Hoff man last night have been pronounced Incorrect. It is said the Indians are. on Tiger Mountain and the soldiers are conducting a search for them. The report of the surrender was due to a second message sent to Sheriff Odum whloh said he would surrender if ta ken to Miskogee instead of Eufauia. The Indians are believed to be hid den in one of the ravines of the Ti ger Range. Colonel Hoffman, fear ing that the messages were merely a ruse and that Crazy Snake was really attempting to escape into th? Choc taw country to the south, has guard ed every ford on the river. Scouts surround the Tiger Mountains. Dana Kelsey, Indian agent, and Geo. Woodward of Washington, are at the front. Friendly Indians have been sent to Crazy Snake in an effort to induce him to surrender. The total number of prisoners taken to date is ninety-four. Most of these have been sent to the towns and lock ed up. Fifty heavily armed negroes left Faulkner Tuesday night and were suppose) to have waited in ambush at the bridge on the Checotah. The troops are to-day looking for them. There has been much more feeling against the negroes than against the Indians who have Joined the uprising, and it is feared the farmers may at tempt to take the law into their own hands. Human bones were found in the ruins of Crazy Snake's hilt at Hick ory Ground and it is believed all the Indians did not escape after the fight with the deputies. There are 130 sol diers and fifty deputies engaged in the hunt. REAPPOINTMENTS OF JUDGES PASSED House Passes Bill to Make Open Season for Trout Uniform Throughout State. Hartford, March 30. ConsiderabU time was taken up In both Houses ol the Legislature to-day over the ap pointment of judges to the Supreme and Superior and other courts. The House psssed the appointment of Jus tice Samuel O. Prentice to the Supreme court; Judges Milton A. Shumway and William S. Case to the Superior court; and Judge John Coates and Associate Judge Epaphraditus Peck to the Com mon Pleas Court of Hartford County. The appointments of Judge Lucien F. Burpee and Judge Georite H. Cowell to the district court of Waterbury were transmitted to the Senate under a sus pension of the rules and that body concurred with the House. Judge Bur pee's resignation as Judge of the city court of Waterbury was sent to the Senate. The appointments of Patrick J. McM&hon to succeed Judge Burpee for the unexpired term was referred to the judiciary committee. The Sen ate also passed the appointments of A. McClellan Matthewson to be judge and Richard Tyner to be deputy judge ttt the New Haven City court. the members of the House were amused by a resolution introduced by Mr. Doughal of Washington provid ing megaphones for members who are unable to make themselves heard. The resolution was tabled. Under a suspension of the rules the House passed a law making the open season for trout uniform all over the state and hurried it along to the Sen ate . under a suspension of the rules. Under the present law the open season in Litchlieid County does not begin until April 15. Among the measures passed by the House were the following: an act re- the jurisdiction of the town board of education and placing it under the con trol of a committee of live to be Known as the High School Committee; a reso- ution .authorizing the payment of ex- erican Prison Congress at Richmond; a"' resolution amending the charter of the Branford Steam Railroad Company so as to permit it to purchase the Dam ascus Railway Company and extend the line to tidewater; resolutions ap pointing William G. Sumner of New Haven and Schuyler Merrltt of Stam ford members of the state board of education; and an act making the re turns of corporations to the state tax commissioner provate papers. The results of the day's session in the Senate were hardly more substan- ial than was the case in the House. Among the measures passed by the Senate were the following: A resolu tion amend ine the charter of the Mer- iden Gas Light Company, permitting it to operate in Southington, Cheshire: an act concerning spitting in puono niaces which includes in the lists SI public places hallways and tenement blocks and similar passageways ana makes the pena'ty a fine of five dollars or thirty days in jail. NTIRE ENGINE CREW TRAPPED BY FLAMS New York, March 30. The entire crew of Engine Company 1 was trap ped for ten minutes to-day in a fire that greatly damaged the Smith-Gray building at 236-238 Fifth avenue and all efforts by their comrades to reach them seemed about to prove futile. They were penned in an upper room surrounded by flames until two other fire companies cut a way to them with powerful streams of water and they were rescued in a bad way Cairo the smoke and heat but all recovered. T fire was in the vicinity of a number o. f ash'onable hotels and apartment houses, the inmates of which had bad scares despite the fact that they wer never in real danger. NOW FOR THE TROUT. Litchfield County Has Same Law as Rest of the State. It will be unsafe for trout to be care less after to-morrow anywhere in the state, for they are liable to be caught, The open season begin to-morrow and continues until July 1. Two years ago the Legislature changed the law ss that in Litchfield county the open sea son should not begin until April IS. Both houses of the Legislature last week passed an act restoring; the old conditions. This has been signed and Is now the law of the state, as It taken effect Immediately.