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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
"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
"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."
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-
"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
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
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.
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
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
$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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Interesting Case of Granville Morris of
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
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
Those That Died in the Late War to be
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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

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