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VOL. L XIX NO. 210 PRICK THREE CENTS.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 2, 1903.
THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO.
UNKNOWN WOMAN SUICIDES
TAKES POISON IN BEARDSLEY
May Possibly Belong la New Btnii
. Had Medicine from Wood's Drag
Store newspaper Clippings of Poetry
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Re.
Thomas G. Gregory Found in Her
- Chopping Bag.
Bridgeport, Sept. 1. An unknown
woman committed suicide to-day in
Beardsley Park by drinking carbolic
acid. She was found by Park Officer
Glenn unconscious upon the grass. The
emergency ambulance took her to the
Bridgeport hospital, where she died a
: Xew minutes after, her arrival. There
was nothing upon her person that dis
closed her name. She wore two gold
rings, one marked inside "C. G. H. Fi
T. H., 1376." The other ring is badly
worn and bears a name nearly obliterT
ated which looks . like "Glynn." She
was a -woman about forty years of age,
well formed, weighing about 150 pounds.
She wore a short rain skirt, a double
faced Scotch skirt and a black shirt
waist of thin woollen material. Her
hair was black, but tinged with gray,
noticeably ; around : the temple. She
carried ,a black silk umbrella with a
broad sterling silver capped handle.
. An alligator skin : Boston shopping
bag she carried contained a newly done
up night gown, a needle and a spool of
thread, a box of migraine pills bearing
the label of Wood's drug store. New
Haven. In her purse was $2.10 and sev
eral newspaper clippings, one by Ella
' Wheeler Wilcox on "You Are Master of
Tour Own Destiny,"; another by Rev,
Thomas G. Gregory on the "Birth of
Remorse.". An ounce bottle empty, that
had contained the carbolic acid was
found on the grass, and a child's china
cup lay near her, from which she had
rdank the acid after turning It from the
bottle.- She has been seen about the
park several times the past week and
has been very ladylike and modest, talk
ing to no one there and there is no way
to-night of establishing her identity,
BRITISH FISCAL POLICY FIGHT.
Humor of Discard la the Cabinet
Devonshire May Resign. '
London, Sept. 1. The ; Westminster
Gazette says it hears the Duke of Dev
onshire, liberal-unionist, lord president
of. the council, will announce definitely
at the forthcoming cabinet meeting his
disagreement with the fiscal proposals
of Mr. Chamberlain and will then retire
from the cabinet.
A recent letter of Colonial . Secretary
Chamberlain, saying it "was not neces
sary to answer the criticism of the Cob
den club, "which appears mainly to be
supjjorted by foreigners whose interest
It Is that we should maintain our pres
ent system of free imports," has called
out a sharp retort from the club, In an
open letter to Mr. Chamberlain, charac
terizing his statement as "grossly inac
- It reminds the colonial secretary that
he was for many years a member of
the club and that he is, therefore, per
fectly well aware that the foreign mem
bers thereof were only elected with the
object of encouraging the free trade
movement in other countries, and that
they have no voice in controlling the
policy of the club. , .
' The letter concludes with saying now
that Mr. Chamberlain has been remind
ed of these facts, unless he immediately
and publicly withdraws his statement,
It "can only be concluded that It is
part of your plan of campaign to try to
create prejudice against your opponents
by means of statements you know to be
untrue." The letter is signed by Har
old Cox. secretary of the Cobden club.
CRUISER CLEVELAND'S TRIAL.
New Warship Sleets Government'
, Portland, Me., Sept. 1. The cruiser
Cleveland, built at the Bath Iron works
and designed for service in tropical wa
ters, made her official trial run to-day
on the Cape Ann course, with a four
hour run against the navy department's
requirement that she develop a speed of
16.5 knots under service conditions. The
ship suffered one accident, a break In
en air pump attached to the port en
'gine, which delayed her by more than
a minute, . and was obliged to deviate
from the course through the careless
ness of a three-masted schooner which
ran across her bows during the best
part of the trip. In spite of that, how
ever, she logged an average of 16.42
: knots for the four hours, while during
the best part of the test she made 16.65
knots, the maximum for the trip. These
; figures- do not Include the tidal correc
tions, which will undoubtedly be in fa
ivor of the ship.
Dead at ae of 117.
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 1. "Old Uncle
lAndy" Montgomery, 117 years old. the
only negro ever owned by the State of
Georgia, died hew to-day. He is said
to have been born In South Carolina in
1786. There are many evidences to es
tablish his great age. He was well
known to many newspaper men In the
north and east, where he traveled sev
eral times on lecturing tours. His old
iest son. eight years of age, and his
youngest, seventy-six years of age,
iwere with him when he died.
. Gronudluit of the Olympla.
Washington, Sept. 1. -A report from
Read Admiral Coghlan on the accident
to the Olympla during the Joint man
oeuvres received at the navy depart
ment says that the injuries are slight,
but that the ship is leaking quite badly.
The Olympla left Provincetown to-day
for the target grounds In Vineyard
Arbitration Court assembles at The
Hague Trouble a the Start.
The Hague, Sept, 1, According to au
thoritative information, after Baron
Van Lynden, the Dutch foreign minis
ter, had greeted the members of the
arbitration court, which la to consider
the claims against Venezuela, M. Mour
avieff, the Russian minister of justice,
who presided, announced that he was
the only arbitrator present, and that he
was willing to hear any remarks.
Mr. Cohen, counsel for Great Britain,
proposed that the tribunal adjourn from
day to day. Wayne MacVeagh, on be
half of .Venezuela, replied that. In the
absence of three arbitrators, he could
not agree to Mr. Cohen's proposal.
Thereupon M. Mouravieff declared that
the tribunal was hot yet. duly consti
tuted and the sitting was unofficial. The
French counsel asked that the present
discussion should be incorporated In the
minutes of the meeting. , Mr. MacVeagh
opposed this application on the same
grounds as before. The arbitrator
then adjourned the sitting and with
drew. The Venezuelan counsel has handed a
protest to the secretary of the tribunal
against the delay entailed by the fail
ure on the part of Great Britain and
Germany to ask the czar to appoint
three artibrators In time for the open
ing of the tribunal. It is believed that
the Venezuelan counsel , Will Insist on
the nomination of arbitrators and the
organization of the tribunal as soon as
SHOT MOTHER IN PACE.
ffaugatuek Boy Now Hysterical Over
His Careless Discharge oi Klfla.
Naugatuck, Sept. 1,- Mrs. J. H. Ken-
ney, wife of a prominent business man
and former burgess, .was acpidentaly
shot n the face by her son Raymond,
aged twelve, to-day. The bullet entered
the left side of her nose, passed through
the right eye and came out through the
frontal bone, close to her temple, A
slight variation in Its course would have
resulted in immediate death, the physi
cians say. She has been taken to Wa-
terbury for examination by an eye spe
cialist, and though very weak from loss
of blood, it is though the injury will not
be fatal. The boy has been, hysterical
since the shooting and has been unable
to give a rational explanation of it
Mrs. Kenney, however,- said he was
playing with a 22-calIbre rifle and pull
ed the trigger when the muzzle of .the
weapon was within three feet of - her
face. A short time before the boy had
been cautioned by an older brother not
to play with the rifle without first re
moving a cartridge which it contained,
but the warning was disregarded."" Mrs.
Kenney is about forty-two years old.
BROOKS PLEADS GUILTY.
A Passible Sentence of Forty Years on
New York, Sept. 1. Harry Brooks,
alias Robinson, known, as "Gentleman
George," the burglar, was arraigned In
General Sessions to-day and pleaded
guilty to five indictments. Brooks
originally came from New Haven.
Two indictments charge burglary, one
assault, In having shot Detective Bar
nett in the house-top fight in which
Brooks himself received a bullet In the
leg, and two Indictments charge grand
larceny. The cumulative sentence on
the"se indictments might gave Brooks
forty years' Imprisonment.
In, giving his record, Brooks said he
had served three years In state's prison
for burglary, besides three years in
Trenton prison for having killed a girl.
He was remanded to the Tombs for sen
tence Friday. - , . ' . .- .
PARKS' BOND $10,000.
Walking Delegate, Who .Extorted
Money, Out of Prison,
New York, Sept. 1. The certificate of
reasonable doubt granted by Justice
Sewall in the case of Samuel J. Parks
was filed this morning by Attorney
Eustace with the clerk of the court of
general sessions. V ;
Parks was brought to this city and
released on ball this afternoon.
The bond is $10,000 and was signed by
John J Byrne, nephew of William S.
Devery, former chief of police.
MORGAN IN AN ACCIDENT.
His Coachman Drives Horse and Car.
rlage Into an Kxoavatlon.
New York, Sept. I. J, Pierpont Mor
gan, on his way from his yacht the
Corsair to-night, was the victim of a
carriage accident. At Tenth avenue
and Thlrtyisixth street the driver of his
brougham drove the horse and vehicle
into an excavation. Mr. Morgan was
not injured. He left his carriage and
proceeded in a car.
Sea Girt Military Mioot.
Sea Girt, N. J., Sept. 1. Everything
is In readiness for the formal opening
of the military shooting tournament to
morrow. Already on the range prepar
ing for the fray are large detachments
of expert riflemen from Massachusetts,
Vermont and other states. The firing
to-morrow will be confined to twenty
five Individual competitors. Shooting
in the national trophy match, the big
event of the meet, will occur Tuesday
and Wednesday, September 8 and 9.
Weds New 11 1 1 ford Girl.
Meriden, Sept. 1. A pretty wedding
occurred this afternoon at 5 o'clock at
the home of W. K. iLewis, 59 Center
street. Mrs. Lewis' sister, Miss Rose
Trieschmann of New Miff ord, was unit
ed in marriage to William Baseley of
New Haven, Rev. R. C. Tongue of the
All Saints' church performing the cere
mony. The bride was given away by
her brother-in-law, T. M. Stack of New
NEGRO EDUCATOR SHOT DEAD
PROM A CORNFIELD.
A Claim That He Had Been Making In
cendiary Speeches American Mlsslou'
ary Association to Take tha Matter TJn
Governor Heard of Louisiana to be
Told That It Is Kspeeted He Wlli Deal
Promptly With the Guilty.
Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 1. A special to
the Commercial Appeal from New
Roads, La., gives further particulars
regarding the assassination of LaF,oi
est A. Planving, the negro educator,
near Oscar, La., Sunday night by un
Planving was principal of the Pointe
Coupee Industrial college, an Institu
tion for the education of negroes. While
on his way home Sunday night on the
main road near False River he was
fired upon from a cotton field. The first
shot struck the horse which the negro
was riding and the second struck
Planving In the back of the head, pen
etrating his brain and causing instant
death. It is claimed that Planving
had been making incendiary speeches to
the negroes of the community advising
them not to work for or have anything
to do with white people, and it is be
lieved that these alleged utterances had
much to do with the assassination.'
Booker T. Washington was . to have
visited this vicinity next month as the
guest of Planving to deliver a series
of lectures. ' .
LETTER TO GOVERNOR HEARD.
Secretary of American Missionary As
sociation Aois In Plauvlng Case. :
Stamford, Conn., Sept. 1. The report
ed murder In Oscar, La., of Rev. LaFor
est A. Planving, head of the Industrial
school for colored, people in that town,
will be made the subject of a commu
nication to-morrdw from Rev. C. J.
Ryder, D. D.. of this city, correspond
ing secretary of the American Mission
ary association, to Governor Heard of
Louisiana. Dr. Ryder said to-night that
his information about the murder was
limited to a brief dispatch containing
the bare announcement of the fact
which he received this afternoon, .but
he has sent lnauiries to agejits of the
missionary association in Louisiana and
expects to get ; detailed information
to-morrow. He -will then send a mes
sage to Governor Heard saying that the
missionary association will expect the
governor to take action to see that the
parties responsible for' the murder are
promptly dealt with: -' : ' f
Dr. Ryder said that Planving was an
unusually , bright , and gentlemanly
young' man, and that he was well edu
cated, speaking both French and Eng
lish fluently. He was thirty years old
and besides having charge of the indus
trial school, was pastor of the local
church in the town. The officials of the
missionary association considered that
he had done good work in his field.
Two weeks ago the Rev. Dr. Ryder re
ceived a letter from Planving In which
he remarked how well he got along with
the' white people in the community.
Suffrage League of Boston Deolarcs Him
' an TTnilt Leader.
Boston, Sept. i. The Suffrage League
of Boston, a negro organization, to
night adopted resolutions declaring:'
"Inasmuch as Booker T. Washington
has glorified the revised constitutions
of the south; has minimized the Jim,
Crow car outrage; has attacked the
wisdom of the fourteenth and fifteenth
amendments to the constitution; has
depreciated the primary importance of
the ballot; has preached to the colored
people of silent submission to intolera
ble conditions, and makes his people a
by-word and laughing stock before the
world, he Is not a fit leader for the col
ored race, and! no president who recog
nizes him as a political, leader should
receive the colored vote of the north, ,
"Therefore, since President Roosevelt
has given him charge of the appoint
ment of all negroes of whatever state
in the Union, and has made him the
negro adviser as to all policies affecting
colored Americans in the interests of
our race, we call upon President Roose
velt to dispense with Mr. Washington
as our political spokesman."
SHOT DAUGHTER FOR CROWS.
Michigan Farmer's Fatal Krrpr In
Khootlng Into Cumflstd.
, Otsego, Mich., Sept. 1. Duncan Swan,
a well-known farmer residing north of
this village, accidentally shot his
daughter Mary yesterday and she died
last night from the wound. Swan had
been troubled with crows in his corn
and when he saw the stalks moving he
thought crows were in the patch again
and discharged his shotgun at the mov
ing corn. To his horror his daughter
screamed and he found that he had
shot her In the breast. She was gath
ering corn for dinner and her father did
not know It. Swan is nearly crazed.
Bristol's Old Home Week.
Bristol, Conn., Sept. 1. The feature of
Old' Home Week to-day was a meeting
in the First Congregational church
which was attended by a large nilmber
of old residents of Bristol, many of
whom were called upon to speak.
Addresses were made by Rev. Everett
E. Lewis of Haddam, Charles E. Mitch
ell of New York city. Rev. William E.
Johnson of New York, Professor Tracy
Peck of Yale. Rev. Charles E. Buck of
Yonkers.N. Y., Senator Noble E. Pierce,
Rev. John F. Lyon of Holyoke, Mass.,
and Rev. Asher Anderson of Boston.
The athletic sports this afternoon at
Compounce lake were attended by a
AMATEUR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Play In the National Tournament at
Glen Cove, I. I.
Glen Cove, I I., Sept. L Findlay S.
Douglass, the former j amateur golf
champion. H. Chandler Egan of Chica
go,, the present .intercollegiate cham
pion; H. B. McFarland. the strongest
golfer in the University of Pennsylva
nia, and Malcolm McBurney, who re
cently won the Stockbridge, Mass., Golf
club championship, . were among the
leading winners in' the opening round
to-day of the National Amateur Golf
championship tournament on the links
of the Nassau Country club. All but
Egan won their matches handily. He
met Lee I Harban of Washington, D.
C, and had a hard game from the start,
winning by only one hole. - Douglass
made a runaway victory of his match
with E. W. Alexander of Detroit, win
ning by 9 up and 8 to play. McBurney
also won by a high score, defeating O.
E. Stevens of the local club, 9 up and 7
to play., McFarland had an easier vic
tory than was expected with J. Whitney
Baker of Princeton, winning by 3 up
and 1 to play.
As four players -i defaulted their
matches only 26 of the 146 entries took
part in the opening day's play of the
U. S..'Golf association. The other 111,
with the winners to-day, will play In
the first round to-morrow morning. The
change is due to the fact that the event
this year for the first time in America
is conducted at all match play. .
Although the officials were somewhat
reticent regarding the success of this
new method, the general impression
seemed to be against it. " There was
none of that Interest and excitement re
garding the outcome that has been cus
tomary on the first championship day.
Most of the players who drew byes
were on the course practicing. Louis N.
James of Chicago, the present cham
piou, and Walter J. Travis, the former
title holder for two years, were among
THRONGS AT BRIDGEPORT.
Old Home Week Celeoratloue Enjoyed
.by Great Crowds.
Bridgeport, Sept. 1. Sunshine and
blue skies to-day were a welcome
change to the people of Bridgeport and
the city took on its holiday aspect,
bunting and flags which had been put
out previously being added to Quite gen
erously m all parts of the city." Visi
tors continue to come by steam and
trolley lines, and open house is the rule.
The two' features to-day were the horse
and carriage parade at' 2 o'clock and
the marine parade at 3 o'clock. .In the
former the, display of .horse flesh and of
fancy "rigs was as elaborate as at a
horse show, and .the number of turn
outs In" line has never been equalled
here, in in the state. Upwards of 300
horses were In line. 1 The marine pa
rade in the harbor was made up of all
varieties of craft, steamers, oyster
boats, electric and other motor launches
and sailing craft under, tow. Nearly
all the craft were decked with flags and
the sight was a pretty one. The return
of pleasant weather enables visitors to
make a tour of the shore to resorts in
this section adding to the enjoyable.na-
ture of their holiday.
The Old Home Week festivities were
continued this afternoon. The marine
parade; in charge of Harbormaster
Charles H. Fleming, chairman of the
marine committee, was participated in
by many crafts of every kind, hand
somely decorated and dressed with
flags and ensigns. The harbor resound
ed with the salutes from whistles on
land and water as the pageant moved
slowly out of the harbor and out on to
Long Island sound. Many thousands
on the banks and the sea wall at Sea
side park cheered with enthusiasm at
To-night two balls were given, one
at the Auditorium at Seaside park, the
other by Company B of the National
Guard at the armory.
The horse and carriage parade was
the largest of Its kind ever held here.
From all Bides on the six miles' march
throagh the city there were outbursts 1
SWIMMING ENGLISH CHANNEL.
Holbein Making Ills Fourth Attempt to
' Do the Feat.
Dover, Eng., Sept. 1. Montagu Hol
bein started from here at 6 o'clock this
evening to swim across the. English
Channel. The weather and water con
ditions were favorable.
Holbein left Dover on a tug for the
South Foreland, where he went ashore.
He entered the water on his cross-channel
swim at 6:50 p. m., starting on the
top of a flood tide with a quiet sea and
no. wind. Should these favorable condi
tions last Holbein expects to reach the
French coast In from sixteen to eight
een hours. He will be accompanied at
a close distance by the tug and several
small boats from which nourishment
will be nourishment to him.
Holbein, an English swnmmer, has
made three unsuccessful attempts to
swim the channel. On August 25, 1901,
he came within five miles of swimming
across from France. His other trials
were made on August 28 and September
Prominent Ohio Mm, Dead I
Columbus, O., Sept. 1. General
known men in Ohio, died here to-day of
TJo nraa nrrtrYl iTlOtlt T Rtnto onrl notirtn-
al affairs and held office under both the
, . .3 TT4.A4 Ctotn. i
glum aim u uwiiw wwico suverumenc
Makes Plcturea peaU.
Rerlln. SeDt. 1. Oskar Messteiv whn
has invented an apparatus combining
the phonograph ana moving photograph
machine, so as to produce a speaking
photograph, gave a private view of his
invention to-day at thei Apollo theater
with, satisfactory, reauija.
PORTE GIVES ITS VERSION
DENIES ATTEMPT ON U. & VICE
Says Pistol Was Fired In the Air by a
Man Returning from a Marriage Fete
and That Consul Magelsseu Merely
Happened to be Passing The Consul's
Belief That He Was Shot At.
Washington, Sept. 1. Chekib Bey, the
Turkish minister, has received from the
minister of foreign affairs at Constan
tinople a dispatch giving the Turkish
version of the reported attempt on the
life of United; States Vice-Consul Ma
gelssen at Beirut It was dated August
30 and originally was sent to the minis
ter s . summer home at Sayville, L.'I.
After declaring that the report of the
assassination of Mr. Magelssen was ab
solutely false the dispatch gives a ver
sion of the affair. It says that the pis
tol was fired by a man returning from
a marriage fete, that the shot was fired
in the air, and that- it happened just as
Mr. Magelssen was passing in his car
riage. This, the dispatch says, led the
vice-consul to believe that an attempt
had been made against his life. The
man who did the shooting has been de
livered to the judicial authorities. Che
kib Bey's dispatch also asserts that or
der and tranquility prevail at Beirut.
The Information contained in the ca
blegram has been furnished to United
States Minister Leishman at Constan
tinople, by the Turkish minister of for
eign affairs, and to' Secretary Hay by
the Turkish minister here.
GENERAL UPRISING NOW.
Declared In Northern Macedonia Re-
purls of Severe Fighting.
Sofia, Bulgaria, Sept. 1. The Macedo
nian revolutionaries awaited the anni
versary of the sultan's accession to pro
claim the long-anticipated general 'in
surrection in northern i Macedonia, the
proclamation of which was Issued to
day, signed by all the members of the
insurgent general staff. The new out
break Is headed by the famous Mace
donian leaders. General Zontcheff, pres
ident of the Macedonian committee, and
Colonel Jankoff, who was wounded In
the rising of 1902..,.. , .
The new territory covers the district
in the valley of the Struma at the base
of the Rhodope mountain chain, and to
the north of the River Vardar. Colonel
Jankoff Is directing the movements of
the bands In the southern part.
News of severe fighting is still com
ing in. At the village of Armensl, after
a day's fighting,, the Turkish troops in
the night time massacred the entire
population of 180 men and 200 women.
The Turks have also massacred the In
habitants of the village of Velesi.
: It is reported that Hllmi Pacha, .the.
Inspector-general for Macedonia, fears
to leave his headquarters in the Konak
at Monastir. . The 1 insurgent leader
Grueft, in a letter to Hilml Pacha, de
manded 'that he prevent the barbarous
acts of the Turkish soldiers and Bashi
Bazouks,. otherwise the revolutionaries
would massacre all the Turkish inhabi
tants. The insurgents have . occupied! the
mountain pass of Gergele on the main
line from Salonlca to Uskub, and Turk
ish troops .have been sent to dislodge
them. J The town of Malkoternovo is re
ported to be In a state of anarchy, the
Turks plundering the houses and com
mitting unspeakable atrocities on the
POSTPONEMENT OP RACE.
Yachts Will Try Again To-day Small
New York,,-Sept! 1. To-day's attempt
to sail the third and probably final race
of the- series for the' America's cup was
a failure. There was not wind enough
even to make It worth while to send
the yachts across the line. ; A small
fleet of excursion steamers, poorly pa
tronized, : and a few steam yachts con
voyed the racers to Sandy Hook light
ship and then hopelessly waited for a
fair sailing breeze. A heavy pall of
haze and mist' hung over a sea with a
Surface like glass. An absolute calm
was varied at intervals by faint drafts
of wind from the southeast and south
west, Reliance and Shamrock III. nev
er dropped their tow" lines. " .
At 10:40 the! committee tug Navigator
signalled that the start w.ould be post
poned until later in the day. An excuri
sion steamer pursued Shamrock III.,
her band playing1 "The Wearing of the
Green" to relieve the monotony of the
long wait. C. Oliver Iselln Impatiently
paced, the deck of the Reliance, and De
signer Fife was the center of a little
group of sailing advisors on Shamrock
in. i :,' "
There'was no3 sign either of wind or
lifting of the foggy haze when at 12:30
the- Navigator asked the assent of the
racing skippers to a postponement, and,
securing it, signalled that the race was
off and that another attempt tp' sail
would be made to-morrow. The dis
couraged fleet then quickly started for
Jackson Fonnd Guilty.
New York, ,Sept. 1. The jury in the
case of Charles Jackson, the colored
man accused of the murder of Charles
W. Roxbury in River avenue,., the
Bronx, in July, to-day returned a ver
dict of guilty of .murder in the first de
Stationary Kuglneers Meet.
Evansville, Ind., 'Sept. 1. Twelve
hundred stationary engineers are here
in national convention, representing the
organization in every state in the
Union. The business sessions begin to
morrow. Rode Fifty Miles In One llnnr.
Boston, Sept. 1. Harry Caldwell es
tablished a new world's competition
record at the Charles River track to
cishtt riding, fifty, miles i& one. bpjw .
NEWARK TROLLEY DISASTER.
Defendants Uneasy When Engineer
BarcHffe Takes Stand.
Newark, Sept. 1. Eye witnesses told
of the Clifton avenue trolley horror to
day at the trial In the Court of Oyer
and Terminer of eleven directors of the
North Jersey Street Railway company,
who are charged with manslaughter.
Several of the directors are millionaires
and the court room was crowded with
spectators and witnesses. .
Many of the children who were in the
car on February 19 last when It crash
ed through the gates of the Delaware,
Lackawanna & Western crossing and
was run down by the , Bernardsville
mail, were in court to-day, as were the
parents of several of those killed. ,' AH
followed the testimony closely, and
several of the women cried when the
gateman, Christopher Condron, describ
ed the mangled bodies scattered along
the railroad track and the cries of the
Among other witnesses called at : the
morning session were the professors in
the Newark high school, all of whom
testified to the overcrowding of .the
cars. . Professor Sonn testified that the
car tracks had neither been salted nor
sanded. This testimony seemed to have
a decided effect upon the Jury," especial
ly when it was unshaken by cross-ex
One of the dramatic incidents of the
day was the appearance on the stand
of the engineer of the train which ran
down the trolley car. Tremblingly, and
seemingly with the picture of the man
gled children before him, Barcllffe, the
engineer, told his story of the collision.
At this point of the testimony the de
fendants shifted uneasily in their seats,
while the jury paid the same strict at
tention that marked their attitude yes
CONVICT LED MURDERERS.
Prisoner flakes Confession In Chicago
' Trolley Office Robbery.
Chicago," Sept 1. With a confession
implicating himself,,. and naming Gus
tave Malatesta, a former convict, as
leader in the raid, John Sleuder, a pris
oner at the Englewood police Station, is
said by Captain Shlppy to. have told a
complete story of the J3.000 robbery and
double murder at the Chicago City rail
way's receiving office early Sunday
'I told Malatesta that at 2:50 Sunday
morning the owl car left the barns, and
that this would be the best time to at
tack the cashier, said Sleuder. "I post
ed him about the policeman on the beat
and the barrt watchman.
"I knew what time the barn watch
man would be on the upper floors fixing
his clocks, and also at what time the
employes about. the place would be
least likely to interrupt the job."
. Sleuder, who 18 a former employe of
the railway company, denied knowledge
of the names of the other two men who
took part In the crime, but the police
believe he may be brought ""TeveaI
their identity. .
WOULD STOP STATE GIFT.
Alabama Man Tries to Have Appropria
tion for Tn'skegee Withdrawn.
Montgomery, Ala., Sept. 1. Represen
tative Wood introduced hv the Alabama
legislature to-day a bill which seeks to
take from the Tuskegee normal school,
of which Booker-T.' Washington is the
head, the annual appropriation of $1,
500 which It receives from the state
agricultural fund. The bill seeks also
to deprive the negro-normal college at
Montgomery of $1,000 from the same
source. Mr. Wood is a resident of the
town where the Tuskegee school is lo
cated. The bill was referred to the
committee on education.
DIED ON WAY FROM THEATER.
Bzcltement of the Play Too Much for
Derby,: Sept. . 1. While going home
from the theater wlrh a- party of friends
to-night, Antonio Daske,' aged nineteen
years, dropped dead in the street of
heart disease. He was in poor health
and unaccustomed : excitement ' caused
by his interest in the play as a spec
tator Is supposed to have led to his
death. He lived in Ansonla and was
employed as a clerk in a drug store
CHARGED WITH TRESPASS.
Well Dressed Young flan Arrested This
A young well dressedman was found
wandering in the back yards' of the
stores near the corner of Water and
Meadow streets, early this morning. As
he could not give a good account of
himself Patrolman Dippold arrested
him. He gave the- name of Bart J.
Healy and said that he had been ar
Illinois Break Agreement,, r
Kansas City. Mo.. Sept. I.- Six hun
dred coal miners in the Novinger dis
trict in northeastern Missouri, refused
to go to work to-day, violating the
agreement made between the operators
and John 'Mitchell,, national president of
the National Mine Workers at Chicago
last week, that the men remain at work
until the end' of the Kansas City con
ference to meet here on September 10.
This conference is to disousa differences
affecting the 10,000 .miners in Missouri,
Kansas, Arkansas and Indian territory,
( hlcazo Retains l.lu
Chicago, Sept. 1. The Chicago Yacht
club will retain possession of the Sir
Thomas Lipton cup for another year.
In the special race to-day between La
Rita and Sprite, which was necessary
to decide the contest, the series having
ended yesterday with both boats tied
for first place. La Rita won by three
BAD ACCIDENT AT RACES
PRINCE DIRECT TURNS SOMER
SAULT IN 3:06 PACE. ' '
Horse's Foot Catches la a Sulky and tha
Animal Goes Down Driver Kenny '
Thrown and sustains a Broken Thigh
and Collar Bone Joe Pointer Finally
Takes the Race.
Providence. R. L, Sept L Perfect
weather and track conditions favored
the opening in this city today of t-he
grand circuit meeting, and 9,000 people
who gathered at Narragansett Pier wit
nessed four superbly contested races. It
was an off day for favorites, Nervole
In the 2:06 pace being the only one of
the picked horses to win. .
The 2:06 pace with a field of eight
starters was marred by an accident in
which Kenny,, driver f Prince Direct,
was severely injured by being thrown
from his seat The horses, closely
bunched, had reached the head of tha
stretch when Prince Direct caught hia
foot in the sulky drawn by Nervolo, and
was thrown so that he turned a com
plete somersault. Kenny struck the
ground heavily, breaking his collar bone
and thigh, and severely injuring his
wrist. He was removed to a hospital.
The horse did not seem to be much thai
worse for the accident
i The 2:19 trot with eight starters and
Guy Fortune favorite went over unfin
ished after six beats haa been trotted.
Nayidad and Cole Direct each, havingi
two beats, while Kamare and Guy;
Fortune had. one each to their credit
Every heat was a battle, the sixth be
ing particularly spectacular when Cola
Direct won by the closest i of margins
over Kamares and Navidad. .'
i The 2:20 pace, the second on the card,
required five heats to decide. Mary
Anna took the first two heats in fast
time, only to lose the race to Diablitp,
a bay mare owned in New York,, who
captured the next three heats and the
race in sensational style. ; i
Rowellan, a bay gelding, owned by
James Golden of Medf ord, Mass., had
little difficulty 'n defeating the favor
ite, Dillon Boy, who was unable to cap
ture anything better than fourth money.
The race went in straight heats and
second and third money were divided
between The Questor and Ben Hal.
2:19 Trot, Best Three in Five Purse $2,000
Navidad, blk g, Carpenter. 1 1' 7 2 2 3
Cole Direct, blk h, (Jeers.. w 7 64 4 1 ,1
Hainan's, b g, A. P. Mc
Donald .. .......... 4 2 1 JWTa
i?uy fortune, i:u ui, nuuKuu o .-3
Muisaret Batheate.- b"
Titer ..... , 2 3 3 6 4 r
Prince Caton, b h. Betes. 8 5 5 5 d ?
Free Stlvor, t h, Demarest 5 7 6 d
Bailie Mack, b in. Gurnett. . II S il ,
Nlcketette, b m. Fisher....'' d i
xune js:iMi, v.i&A, WiVi, ZMiStt,
2:20 Pace, 3 in 5, Purse $2,000.
Dlablito, b g, Walkw ......... 4 2 1 1 1
Mary Anna, b m, Suow....... 1 1 3 3 2
Page Hal, b s, Geeis. 3 3 2 2 3
Fred H., b g, Traynor 2 4 d , :
Cascade, br g, Wall.......... d
Tiine-2:12Vi, 2:10i, 2:10, 2:11, .2:11. ' .
' 2:00 Pace, Best 2 In 8, Purse $1,500.
Joe Pointer, b li, Cary ,4 1 1
Nervole, b h, Hudson 1 2 2
Koamer, brfr, A. P. McDonald. ..... 2 8 7
Terrace Quen, br m, Geers 3 3 3
Sufreet, blk in, Bckers.... 5 4 4
Hiley B. blk h, Ervln 6 5
Sir Alcantara, ch h, Siekert.....;... 7 6 5
Charlfey Hoyt, b h, Bnow 8 7 d,
Prince Direct, blk h, Kanney d
, Time 2:06, 2:07, 2:07.
2:15 Trot, Best 2 In 3, Purse $1;000.
How Man, b g, Golden.......... 1 1
Tile Questor, b g, Geers... 5 2
I-ii Hal, be, Turnet ....1. 2 5
Dillon Boy, b u, Hudson .. A 3
Midnight, blk h, Cox.... 4 4
Marlon Willies, b m, A. P. McDonald 6 7.
Dreamer, blk g, Loughiln , 7 8
Millard Sanders, b g, Merrifleld 9 6
Katrinka G b in, Tozer. 810
Direct View, blk g, Benyon.,.........10 9
LOU DILLON'S FAST MILE.
ClIpsQuarter of a Second OflT.Iteeord to
Wagon. . 1 . '
Cleveland, Sept 1. The Cleveland
challenge gold cup race at the Inter
City matinee was won by The Monk,
owned and driven by C. K. G. Billings
of the Cleveland club. Although there
were only three , starters, four heats
were necessary to decide the event as
when three heats had been trotted each
contestor had won one. Aside from this
race interest centered in the exhibition
of Lou Dillon, the champion trotter, in
an attempt to lower the trotting to
wagon record of Sr04, held by herself.
Driven by Mr.' Billings, her owner, she
succeeded in chipping one-auarter of a
second off her previous record.
In the class events at the matinee Co
lumbus horses were successful in two,
Memphis In two and and Cleveland in
one. About 10,000 persons were present
"Wednesday an effort will be made by
Mr. Billings to drive The Monk and
Equity to pole to beat the world's trot
ting record for teams.
Died for Joy. ,
San Juan, P. R., Seut. 1. Jose Mar
rero, a non-leprus patient who was liber
ated from the leper colony as a result
of the Investigation, died yesterday of
heart disease, superinduced by joy at
his release. The probing into the lep
rosy scandal continues to produce un
pleasant developments. The public re
port on the committee of the executive
council investigating the matter will be
made next week. .
Shipping Mews. :
Naples, Ane. 30. Arrived, steamer lies
peria. New York.
Queenstown, Sept. 1. Arrived, steamer
Noordland, Philadelphia for Mverpool.;
Glasgow, Aug. 3L Arrived, steamers
Hungarian, Montreal. September 1, Ku
rutdiun. Nw York. .
Sagres, Sept. 1. Passed, steamer Citta dt
Milano,, Naples for New York.
New York, Sept. 1. Sailed, steamers
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, Bremen via
Plymouth and Cherbourg; Cevlc, Liverpool;
CarpatMa, Liverpool; Citta di frianoll, Na
ples and Gsnoa.