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NEW HAVEN CONN., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1898. THE CABBINGTON PUBLISHING CO. PARIS PEACE COMMISSION THE IMPORTANT QUESTION OF SOY ERIGNTY OVER CUBA. American Commissioners Officially, aid It Seem. Definitely, Reject the Idea of Accepting Such Soverelignty-The Spanish Commluloutn Declare That Cnba, Under the Circumstance li in a State of Anarchy A Report to a Lon don News Agency Says the Conference Yesterday Reached a Crisis for the First Time-Judge Day Credited With Having Asserted That the Surrender of the Philippines Would Probably' be Demanded. London, Oct. 18. The Paris corre spondent of the Times says: "At the sitting- of the peace commission this (Monday) afternoon the American com missioners officially and It seems defi nitely rejected the Idea of accepting sovereignty over Cuba for the United States. The Spanish commissioners thereupon remarked that Spain, having abandoned such sovereignty under pressure from the United States, and the United States having denied that sovereignty henceforth belongs to them, Cuba Is de facto In a state of anarchy, as an Intermission of sovereignty can not be viewed in any other light. The American commissioners rejoined that, without accepting sovereignty, the United States considered themselves deputed and bound to maintain secur ity for all the Inhabitants; that they would not fall to Introduce and uphold order, and, in short, that they would do all that was necessary to put the island as speedily as possible in a nor mal condition. "Notwithstanding the objections, the American commissioners persisted in their refusal and officially declared that the United States cannot be considered invested with sovereignty and that they (the commissioners, could not deviate from this declaration. According to impressions I have been able to coil-let in various sircles unconnected with either side, but entitled to weight, the refusal of the United States is not of so positive a character as would at first sight seem to confirm the first declara tion. "The impression given me 13 this: The United States have declared that they made a war, not of conquest, but of liberaton and order, because they could not allow the prolongation at their very doors of a state of things which was, In their eyes, a blow to the cause of humanity and civilization. They therefore made a public declara tion that the war was not one of con quest, and they now consider that by agreeing to be invested with the sov ereignty of Cuba they would give them selves the appearance of having con quered the island for territorial ag grandizement. They refuse to give themselves the appearance of a con querlng nation. Hence they refuse to accept that capacity of sovereignty which would be inconsistent with the character of humanitarian, disinterest edness essential to the honor of the at tack. "The United States quite comprehend that their firm refusal to accept sov ereignty does not exclude obligation, on the footing of justioe and equity, to make Spain real concesions as to flnan cial burdens, which would be crushing if she were saddled with the whole Cuban debt. We may be certain that on this point the Americans will be less inflexible than on the principle of sovereignty. As proof I am told that the United States are dispose to meet Spain in an equitable fashion is that the Spanish commissioner, who would not at first accept an invitation to dine with General Porter until the end of the conference, has now accepted. Friends of the United States here think that it might have been better if they proceeded more openly and if instead of conquering the island indirectly the Washington government had frankly accepted sovereignty in Cuba with all the rights and obligations involved.' The Paris correspondent of the Dally Mall says: "I hear that the peace problem will soon be settled, America assuming the Cuban 6 per cent, loan of 1886, which was floated entirely for Cuban purposes, and rejecting the per cent, loan of 1390." A CRISIS REACHED. The Dispatch to a London New Agency Regarding Peace Negotiations. London, Oct. 18. A dispatch to a London news agency from Paris says: "To-day, (Monday), the conference reached a crisis for the first time. Judge Day presented the demands of the American commissioners in threat ening words. He said that delay was the only possible object attainable by the persistent efforts of the Spanish commissioners to saddle the United States with the Cuban debt and would be tolerated no longer, as the United States would neither assume nor guar antee any part of the debt. "The Spaniards replied that this plac ed Spain In a position of repudiating or of reducing the face value of the Cuban bonds from 60 to 60 per cent., having only half the stipulated inter est on the reduced value. Before they would adopt this they would surrender to the United States the entire Philip- nines. "Judge Day responded that the sur render of the Philippines would probab ly be demanded irrespective of the Cu ban or any other debt This to the Spaniards the first inti matlon of the Intentions of the United States as to the Philippines resulted In a whispered conference, followed by a request for an adjournment in order to communicate with Madrid. Judge nav said that President Mcruniey naa instructed him to demand the entire surrender of Porto Kico to-morrow (Tuesday), and the delivery of every town to the unuea ssiaces omcers ue fnre midnight together with the evacu Btion of Havana on or before November 1, when the United States would be at the gates of the city ready to take pos session. There was no alternative of fered in the case of either of these de mands and the session consequently was very brief. The American commis sioners have received dispatches from Washington indicating that the admin istration Is irritated and indignant over the delay of the Spanish commission ers. SURRENDER OE PORTO RICO TO-DA Y Regimental Bands to Assemble Men Too Weak for Review. Ponce, Oct. 17. By permission of General Guy V. Henry, Colonel John B. Uttleman of the First Kentucky Volunteers had arranged to assemble all the regimental bands to take part at noon to-morrow in the celebration at that hour of the final and perma nent surrender of the island of Porto Rico to the United States. The bands of the First Kentucky Volunteers, the Third Wisconsin Volunteers, the First Volunteer Engineers and the Nine teenth regular infantry are to play the "Star Spangled Banner" in unison immediately after the firing of forty-i four guns from the batteries. In con sequence of the intense heat General Henry has decided not to allow a re view of the troops, considering the en feebled condition of the men, but there will be music and" other forms of cele bration. SURGEON SEAM AN'S TESTIMONY. Answered by a Statement from the Sub sistence Department. Washington, Oct. 17. The subsistence department of the army has made a statement regarding some features of the testimony of Major Seaman, sur geon, before the war investigating com mission. Major Seaman said he could not get supplies for the sick from the commissary, yet when he left Ponce the chief commissary there had at his dis posal $244,000 subject to requisition of surgeons for just such supplies as Sea man said he wanted. SEVERE STORM IN KANSAS. Rain Turns Into Snow and Great Dam age Results. Kansas City, Oct. 17. The earliest winter storm in the southwest in twenty-five years and the worst early storm on record has to-day almost completely shut Kansas City off from wire com munication with the Bouth, the west and the north. An opening to the east has alone kept the city from being to tally isolated. It has been raining for the past twenty-four hours. Shortly after midnight last night the rain turn ed to snow and the thermometer drop ped. Hundreds of telegraph and tele phone poles have either been blown down or broken by the weight of the snow-covered roofs. At Fairmount and Leavenworth, where portions of the Third and Fifth Missouri and the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Kan sas regiments, respectively, are en camped, many tents were blown down and the soldiers suffered acutely. The storm came up with great suddenness, Street car traffic, more or less ham pered, has not been badly interrupted. Lawrence, Kan., Oct. 17. From day break to 3 this afternoon communica tion with the outside world was impos sible as a result of the storm. Trees were stripped and telephone and tele graph wires broken. West of here the wires' and poles are down for a great distance. Pittsburg, Kan., Oct. 17 A cold rain in this section was followed last night by a snowstorm which covered the ground to the depth of nearly an Inch by daylight. In continued snowing un til about 4 o'clock when a cold rain be gan falling. In Iowa Des Moines, la., Oct. 17. Rain has been falling in Iowa almost continu ously since Tuesday morning. Over two inches of rain have fallen accord ing to the official observation. A bliz zard Is reported from Atlantic and snow from various r. laces. The temper ature is down to 35 and the wind blow ing from the north. Nearly all wires in western Iowa are down. In Nebraska. Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 17. Snow has fallen steadily through Nebraska dur ing the day and to-night with an in creasing gale blowing and lower tem perature. It has all the marks of a January northwester. Farmers and stockmen were unprepared for it and unhoused cattle will suffer. In Missouri. St. Louis, Oct. 17. The first blizzard of the season reached St. Louis to-day. A heavy wind blew all day at the ve locity of nearly thirty miles an hour and a drizzling rain fell. The rain be gan last night, changing to sleet in the early morning and then settling down to a continuous cold drizzle. Not much damage has. been caused in the city outside of the prostration of telegraph and telephone wires. Town In Danger. Portland, Me.,- Oct. 17. The Hotel Elmwood at Redfleld has been destroy ed by fire and it is spreading rapidly. The town is without means of fighting the fire. The postoffice, several stores and two churches are in the immediate vicinity of the fire and will probably be destroyed. $10,000 Fire In Waterbury. Waterbury.Oct. 18. The large plumb ing house of Barlow Bros. & Co., on Grand street, was partly destroyed by fire between 2 and 3 o'clock this morn ing. The loss is estimated at $10,000. Mayor T. D. Barlow is president of the company. GREAT BRITAIN AND CHINA REPORTS FR OMJAPA NESE SOUR CES REGARDING THE EMPEROR. Sir Claude McDonald, the British Min ister at Pekin, It Is Said, IIus Informed the Chinese Government That the De posed Ruler Must be Restored Falling Compliance Britain Will Enforce the Demand. London, Oct. 18. A dispatch to a London news agency from Shanghai says: "Reports from Japanese sources are in circulation here to the effect that Sir Claude McDonald, British minister at Pekin, has informed the Chinese government that sovereignty appertains solely to the emperor, who has been formally abducted anfl deposed, and that he must be restored to his position, while Kang-Yu-Wei and the other re formers must be pardoned. Falling compliance, Great Britain will enforce these demands. A rebellion in Hu-Nan province is certain. Foreigners at Yang-Tse ports are In great danger. Most of the residents have left Chun King, In the province of Se-Chuen, and foreigners at other ports are preparing for a hurried departure." Russia Concentrates 40,000 Men. London, Oct. 18. The Odessa corre spondent of the Standard says that Russia has hastily concentrated 10,000 men at Port Arthur to be in readiness for an emergency at Pekin. TERRIBLE WRECK NEAR LONDON. Passenger Train Crashes Into a Freight -9 Killed, 13 Injured. London, Oct. 17. A terrible accident occurred this evening on the Great Central railroad, near Barnett, about eleven miles north of London. An ex press train going at the rate of a mile a minute came into collision with a freight train that was switching. The express piled up a complete wreck. Nine dead and thirteen seriously in jured have been recovered from the wreckage and there are others under the debris. TROUBLE IN IRELAND. Serious Collisions Between the People and the Police. Dublin, Oct. 17. There was great ex citement all night long yesterday at Ballinrobe, County Mayo, due to seri ous collisions between the people there and the police owing to the United Irish league meeting announced for yesterday evening being proclaimed. About twenty thousand persons armed and Michael Davitt and William O'Brien, who were to be the speakers, were met outside the town by a detach ment of two hundred police and were prevented from entering the place. The police were forced to charge the crowd frequently during the night, and many persons were injured. NEW YORK-BOSTON ROAD RECORD. Lowered by Curtis of Merlden and Casey of Worcester. Boston, Oct. 17. If their records are allowed by the Century Road club, A, M. Curtis of the Meriden, Conn., Wheel club, and James J. Casey of the Vernon Cycle club, Worcester, who left New York city this morning to wheel to Bos ton, can respectively lay claim to the amateur and professional records for in front tf the Boston city hail at 7:02 that distance. Curtis left the New York city hall at 12:30 a. m., arriving p. m., his elapsed time being 18 hours 32 minutes, the former record being 23 hours 23 minutes, while Casey, who left New York at 12 o'clock, reached Bos ton at 7:50, his elapsed time being 19 hours 50 minutes, having been over taken and passed by Curtis just west of Bridgeport. Casey met with hard luck and had several spills on the road, while for several miles he was unpaeed, He was pretty well used up at the fin ish. He was paced from Worcester by Messrs. Hlnes and Finneran, the Ver non Cycle club tandem team, making the forty-five miles in three hours and fifty minutes. Curtifi. who was pac?d by M. S. Allen and Mrs. A. M. C. Al len on a tandem, completed the distance in two hours and forty-five minutes and after he had been rubbed down did not have the appearance of having ridden over twenty miles. O'Brien and Gorman Wouldn't Fight. New York, Oct. 17. The twenty-five round bout which was to have taken place bewteen Dick O'Brien of Lewis- ton, Me., and Johnny Gorman of New York at the Greater New York Ath letic club to-night did not come off. The principals refused to go on because there was not money enough in the house. Walter Burge of Boston and Billy Needham of St. Paul were substi tuted. They met at catch weights. Burge would have been disqualified for hitting below the belt in the eighteenth round, but one of his opponent's sec onds entered the ring and the referee was forced to disqualify Iveedham. Smuggled Liquor Seized. Halifax, N. S., Oct. 17. A big seizure of liquor was made at North Sydney to-day. The schooner Petite Jennie was forced into that port last night for shelter from the storm. She was boarded by a customs officer who found $5,000 worth of smuggled liquor in the hold. The man in charge of the cargo was placed under arrest. THE EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. No Change in Constitution Bearing on Ke-marrluge of Divorced Persons. Washington, Oct. 17. Important ac tion was taken by the respective bodies of the Episcopal council here to-day on two subjects which have caused much discussion during the deliberations of those bodies. The house of bishops In secret session by a vote of 31 to 24 re jected propositions bearing on the sub ject of the re-marriage of divorced per sons designed to take the place of those now In existence. The present canons on that subject, therefore, still remain. The discussion of this subject was pre cipitated by Rev. Dr. Huntington of New York, offering an amendment to the constitution. Rev. Dr. Huntington of New York offered in the house of deputies a pre amble to the constitution affirming the church's faith in the Holy Scriptures as containing all things necessary to salvation. The principle of this pro posed amendment met the views of many of the delegates but at the same' time was objected to by others. After a number of changes in the phraseology it was finally adpoted as follows: 'This church solemnly affirms that it believes the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God and to contain all things necessary to salvation and adheres to the faith of the Holy Catholic church as set forth in the Apostles' creed and the nicene creed." The vote stood by orders: Clerical ayes, 31; nays, 13; divided, 13; Jay ayes, 29; nays, 20, and divided, 6. The presiding officer, Delegate Packard of Maryland, announced that the pream ble had been carried by an excellent majority and the deputies had pro ceeded to the consideration of other business when Rev. Dr. Mallory of Mil waukee raised the point of order that this ruling was Incorrect, as only twen ty-nine of the fifty-eight lay delega tions had voted for it, contrary to the contrary to the constitution, which re quired a majority. The chairman there upon reversed his ruling, but Mr. Stet son of New York appealed from the decision and this was pending when the deputies adjourned. The convention met to-night as a board of missions in Epiphany church, Bishop Doane of Albany officiating as chairman. The coadjutor of Minneso to presented a report of the commit tee on the woman's auxiliary. A reso lution expressing appreciation of the work of the junior auxiliary was adopted. During the past year the Woman's auxiliary has turned over to the board of missions $30,000. This notable contribution was recognized by the board by the adoption of a suitable resolution. The bishop of Duluth read an interesting report of the committee on church bullrilng fund. Since Sep tember 1, 1S95, the fund had Increased from $285,077 to $633,477. It was decided that the churches should contribute an nually to the building fund until it should aggregate $1,000,000. NEW CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION. Balllngton Booth Announces lie Has Almost Perfected the Plans. Cleveland, Oct. 17. Commander Bal lington Booth of the Volunteers of America announces that he has almost perfected plans for a new organization of Christian Workers, which will be distinct from, but to a certain extent affiliated with the movement inaugu rated by the volunteers. It will be known as the Federation of Christian Workers and will have branches all over the country. It object is to or ganize church workers and develop their especial talents. The federation will aim to extend religious teaching among the thousands of working people who are not interested in church work. Commander Booth will be the president of the federation and there will be about twenty-five vice presidents, who will be selected from among the differ ent bishops of the various religious de nominations. DIRECTORS' MEETING POSTPONED. That of Stockholders of W. A. R. R. Co. Changed to July, The annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the Winchester avenue railroad was held yesterday afternoon in the of fice of the company in West Haven. The old board of directors was re-elected and it was decided to hold annual meetings hereafter in July instead of in October as heretofore. The reason of this change Is that there will thereby only be one closing of books during the year necessary. The report to the railroad commissioners must now be made in July of business of the year ending June 30, and to make this up a closing of the books is necessary as well as a closing of books for the stockhold ers' meeting if it is held later, for in stance, in October, as has previously been the custom. The change of time of holding stockholders' meetings is therfore merely for convenience. A meeting of the board of directors of the road was to have been held last night, but as President Turner of Boston was unable to be present then, the meeting was postponed until the latter part of this week. It will be held on some day this week when Mr. Turner can be present. A prominent official of the company said last night that no men tion was made at the stockholders' meeting of the change in management of the road about to take place. This matter will come up for consideration at the directors' meeting. The official above referred to thought it practically settled that Mr. Pond, now superin tendent of the road, was to take Mr. Kelsey's place as general manager of the road upon Mr. Kelsey's retirement, which is to take place soon. Four Men Killed. Reading, Pa., Oct. 17. Four men were killed by the explosion of a Wilmington and Northern freight engine at Jeanna etation to-day. THE LOSS OF THE MOHEGAN CORONER'S INQUEST OPENS IN A CHURCH AT FALMOUTH. London Manager of Atlantic Transport Company TestlAes That Ship Was in Finest Condition and Describes Her Officers In Highest Terms A Passen ger Says the Boats Were Not Properly Swung and Charges Unfairness at the Hearing. Falmouth, Oct. 17. The coroner's in quest into the sinking of the steamship Mohegan opened this afternoon. It was held in the Church of St. Keverne, because it was necessary formally to identify the dead there. The survivors, many of them wounded and carrying their arms in slings, were obliged to ride twenty miles over' the roughest roads from Falmouth. The coroner ex pressed his sympathy with the rela tives, "many of them from a distant but kindred country." The roll of the dead was then called. One woman's body was claimed by two families, other bodies had no identification. A. S. Williams, the company's London manager, testified describing the ship as in the finest condition. He said they had had trouble with her boilers on her first voyage and had withdrawn her for one trip devoting several weeks to repairing her machinery, which was perfectly adjusted. He described the officers of the Mohegan in the highest terms laying stress upon the abstem iousness of Captain Griffiths. A juror asked if Captain Griffiths was in good health. Captain Williams: "I saw him just before the Mohegan started and he seemed perfectly well." Richard Kelly, passenger, said: "There was not an officer on the deck when the crew were trying to get out the boats. The only officers I saw were Captain Griffiths and another on the port side." Mr. Williams: "I can prove that all the officers were on deck and trying to get out the boats." Mr. Kelly insisted that the boats were improperly arrang ed, being surrounded by railings in stead of swung on davits so that they were with difficulty launched. Mr. Wil liams contended that the launching of four boats in twenty minutes was good work. The coroner adjourned the in quest for a week to secure the attend ance of a nautical expert. After the adjournment Mr. Kelly ccmpalned that only members of the crew had been summoned to testify. The coroner re plied that he would be very glad to hear the experiences of the passengers. In response, Mr. Kelly and others protested inability to remain for an adjourned hearing a week later, offered to testify immediately. The coroner declared that this was out of the quer- cion. The total number of bodies re covered, up to midnight is forty-six. HURRICANES ON THE ATLANTIC. British Steamers Put Into St. Johns, N. P., Badly Damaged. St. JohnB, N. F., Oct. 17 All the re cent arrivals here report hurricanes on the Atlantic. The British steamer Mio mac, Liverpool for Brunswick, Ga., in ballast, came into port to-day with two blades of her propeller missing. She reports having encountered very tem pestuous weather. The British steam er Golllvara, Captain Hamotyer, Ham burg for Halifax, with sugar, is also here and short of coal. She had a frightful experience. For days in suc cession her decks were swept, her life boats, bulwarks, rigging and deck gear being destroyed. One man was serious ly Injured. The steamer was forced to burn fifty tons of sugar and all the available woodwork in order to steam to this port. The British steamer Da home, Captain Forth, arrived here to day from Liverpool. She is badly bat tered. A large part of her cargo was injured and her deck gear was carried away. LIVES WITH A BROKEN NECK. Interesting Case of Granville Morris of Danbury. Danbury, Conn., Oct. 16. Granville Morris, aged thirty-eight years, whose home Is in this city but who had been employed by a farmer at RIdgebury, was brought to the hospital here suf fering with a broken neck and his death is believed to be only a question of a few days. The man fell from a load of shingles about a week ago and immediately after the accident he was taken into a near-by farm house sup posedly dead. He rallied, however, and when the physician arrived it was dis covered the man's neck was broken and his entire body below the head was paralyzed. The case Is a rare one and is of much interest to the medical fra ternity. The man is unconscious. Decision in McCord Case. Washington, Oct 17 The decision of the wb' tit tor in the McCord case has been rendered, but its purport is not yet known to the state department. The arbitrator was Sir Henry Strong, chief justice of Canada. He telegraphed the state department that he had rendered his decision Saturday and would sup ply detailed information by mail. Mc Cord was an American civil engineer living in Peru whose person and prop erty were seized during a revolutionary movement in that country. Various secretaries of state have made efforts to secure compensation for McCord, but it remained for Secretary Olney to secure an agreement on the part of Pe ru to submit the case for arbitration. McCord's claim originally was for $200, 000. Secretary Olney offered to accept $50,000 as a settlement in full, but since that offer was made other expenses have accured, so it may be that the final award will be for a larger amount TRICKS IN IMMIGRATION. Diversion of Immigration from the States to Cauadlan Ports. Washington, Oct. 17. Commissioner Powderly of the immigration bureau has received a voluminous report from Robert Watchorn, an immigration in spector at New York, who some months ago was instructed by Mr. Powderly to go to Europe and investigate the causes which have resulted in diverting the flow of immigration from the United States to Canadian ports and also the facts as to the practice of charitable institutions in assisting paupers and criminals and other undesirable classes to emigrate to the United tSates. Mr. Wachorn finds that the strict enforce ment of our immigration laws, partic ularly at New York, has resulted in compelling unscrupulous emigration agents abroad to seek to evade them by sending the most undesirable class es to Canada, at the same time assur ing them that they would find little or no difficulty in passing the border into the United States. In very many in stances, Mr. Watchorn thinks, this scheme has been successfully carried out. He finds upon investigation that much more stringent immigration laws than formerly are being enacted by all the Immediate countries. Including Aus tralia, so that practically this is the only country left open. Nearly all of the old countries of Europe are also more strictly enforcing their immigra tion laws and at the same time they of fer little objection to the departure of the indigent and criminal classes. Mr. Wachorn finds that a very large nuny- ber of emigrants receive help from many charitable societies and institu tions in nearly all of the European cap itals. MEMORIAL TO HARVARD SOLDIERS Those That Died in the Late War to be Honored. Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 17. A mass meeting of members of Harvard uni versity will be held in Sanders' theater on the 21st inst. to take measures for the erection of a memorial to the Har vard men who died in the war with Spain. M. Donald, president of the sen ior class, will preside, and addresses will be made by President Eliot, Major H. L. Higginson and others. Three forms for the memorial have been pro posed. One is that it take the shape of a gateway on which the names of those who died in the war might be inscribed. Another proposition is to erect tablets in Memorial hall, similar to those in memory of the students who died in the civil war. A third proposition is to put the tablets in Sanders' theater, which, though part of the Memorial hall build ing, was not built with money subscrib ed for the civil war memorial. A SA VING OF $10,000 In the Year's Appropriation for Chari ties and Correction Department. It is expected that this year .there will be a saving of nearly $10,000 of the appropriation for the department of charities and correction. The appropri ation for thirteen months was $91,488.41. Of this, $57,805.80 has been expended in ten months, leaving an unexpended balance of $33,622.60 for the three re maining months. The saving will re vert to the city treasury. In connec tion with this department, it is inter esting to note the great reduction In re cent years in the amount spent for outside poor. In 1894 it was about $22, 700, in 1895, $17,700, in 1896 $14,600, in 1897 $12,500, and for this year the appropri ation was $10,000, of which it is thought no more than $9,000 will be expended. ATE SAUSAGES AND DIED. Fate of Miss Ellen McHugh, Aged 85 Years -Her Sister Very Low. Woburn, Mass., Oct. 17.-Medical Ex aminer Blake to-day announced that the death of Miss Ellen McHugh at her home here yesterday was caused by poison probably from bologna sausages. Miss McHugh and her sister Kate ate sausages last Tuesday. Both were seized with a violent illness the follow ing day, Ellen McHugh lingering un til yesterday. Her sister is very low and It is thought she will' not recover. Kate was to have been married last Wednesday, but she was too ill to take part in the ceremony. Ellen McHugh was twenty-five years old. Farmer's Wife Commits Suicide. Readsboro, Vt, Oct 17. Mrs. George Dix, wife of a well-to-do farmer of Whitingham, committed suicide by shooting this morning. She first slung a double-barrelled shotgun across a bed and discharge It by pulling the trigger with a cord, after which she sat down beside the bed and pulling the cord again, blew her brains out. Mrs. Dix had been very despondent because of her husband's illness. A Hunter Shoots Himself. Willimantic, Conn., Oct 17. Edwin E. Burnham, a well known local hun ter and fisherman, was severely wound ed while hunting in the woods of Mans field to-day by the accidental discharge of his gun. The contents of the gun lodged in his left shoulder and though it was only a flesh wound Mr. Rum- ham is in a critical condition from the great loss of blood. The Vermont Legislature. Montpelier, Vt, Oct 17. Representa tive Smith of Chittenden introduced to day a bill in the Vermont legislature forbidding the use of the American flag for advertising purposes in this state. There will be a joint session of the house and senate on Wednesday noon for the election of a United States sen ator, i A PROMINENT MAN MISSING ATTORNEY HUBERT WILLIAMS, THIS POSTMASTER AT LAKEVILLE. Disappeared Over a Week Ago But the Matter Has Been Kept Quiet-Police of Several Cities Notified His Ac counts AH Right Is a Member of Com mlttee Which Is Investigating Stato Expenditures. Winsted, Oct 17. This entire section is greatly exercised to-night over the announced disappearance of Hubert Williams, attorney, legislator and post master at Lakeville. He has been miss ing for over a week but the matter has heretofore been kept quiet The police in Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and New York have been communicat ed with, but as their efforts thus far have proved futile his friends deemed it advisable to make the fact of his dis appearance as public as possible.- An examination of his books showed there ' was nothing wrong in his financial ac counts, and there was nothing in hia domestic relations which would call for his unexpected disappearance, and the -only reason attributable is an unbal anced mind. Mr. Williams is a mem ber of the commission appointed by tha last legislature to investigate the mat ter of state expenditures, and this oner ous duty in connection with his legal duties and also recently assuming the responsibility of postmaster is believed to have proven too great a strain and unbalanced his mind. Mr. Williams disappeared once before and was- found in California, but he had no recollec tion of any event connected with his travels across the country. .- According' to the statement of Sen ator Donald Warner, a particular per sonal friend, as well as a member of the bar, who has come into intimate relations with him, Mr. Williams was last seen to leave a southbound train in this city on the 8th inst. Senator Warner states that the chief clerk at ; the postoffice reports that all the ac counts of the postoffice are in proper shape, but Mr. Williams evidenced the . strain that his multitudinous duties exacted and had been ill for several days before his disappearance. Sena tor Herman was also greatly shocked' When he learned of the matter to-night and could only 'explain by the fact that Mr. Williams was mentally unbalanced. Mr. Williams was one of the most prominent men in the last legislature and represented his town of Salisbury for the second term, his first election taking place in '95 and he proved such a valuable man that the question of a successor was not entertained for a moment. Apart from his townspeople the fact of his disappearance will oc casion considerable surprise to the f re quenter of the capitol, as Mr. Williams was one of the best known members of the lower house on account of his per sonal appearance, his recognized orato rical ability and his enthusiastic advo cacy of several measures that passed the house. He is about forty-five years of age. WILL OF LATE SHERMAN HOAR. Filed In the Middlesex Probate Court at Klast Cambridge. Boston, Oct. 17. The will of the late Sherman Hoar of Concord was filed to day in the Middlesex probate court at East Cambridge. Samuel Hoar and Stedman Buttrick, both of Concord, were named as executors and trustees of the will, y Among his bequests are his father's manuscript of his father's . speeches delivered at Concord and Cambridge, and $500 to Phillips-Exeter academy of Exeter, N. H. After the payment of his debts and expenses', the testator directed that the sum of $10,000 be paid to his wife. The sum of $1, 000 is left to his son, Roger Sherman Hoar, and a like sum his daughter, El len. The sum of $1,000 is also left to his son, Stedman. The number of articles of historical value are left to members of the family. THE INDIAN OUTBREAK. A Speedy End of Hostile Demonstrations Seems Apparent. St Paul, Oct 17. A Walker, Mlrm., special to the Dispatch says: The sur render to-morrow of the Pillager Indi ans wanted by Marshal O'.Connor, and a speedy end of hostile demonstrations, seems apparent here. Commissioner Jones and seven deputies left here to day on the steamer Flora for Bear Is land. It is expected that four of the Indians wanted by the marshal will re turn on the boat with Commissioner Jones, leaving only six not arrested. General Bacon believes peace is in sight and will return to St. Paul in a few days in case there is no hitch in the ne gotiations. JESSE JAMES INDICTED. Son of Noted Outlaw Following His Father's Ways. Kansas City, Ma, Oct. 17. The grand jury 'to-day returned indictments against Jesse James, son of the noted, outlaw; William W. Lowe, the self-confessed train robber; Charles PollcAndy Ryan and Caleb Stone for holding up and robbing a Missouri Pacific train at Belt Line Junction on the night of Sep tember 26. Lowe and Ryan are already in jail. Warrants for the arrqst of the others were immediately. Issued