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XEW HAVEST, COXN., THURSDAY IsOVEMBEB 24 1904. TILE CAKKDTGTON PUBUSIirNG CO. 3r A) is rv ce d a i.n lfi s . m 2k1. m 'h -4 i l r : 3 1 S i at; se h Wl OU: isec OCCUPIED RUSSIANS' BIVOUACKING GROUND JAVANESE GAIN VICTORY IN A SUA It F AFFAIR, Drive Enemy Back 'and Capture Six Prisoners, Some Rifles, Entrenching Tools and Ammunition Thirty-nine Dead Found on Field Indications That Mikado's Troops Are Undertak ing a Wide Turning: Movement on "Russian Lef t Fort Arthur Again Set Anre by Japanese Guns. Tokto, Nov. 23.-3 p. m. Army head quarters yesterday received the follow ing telegram from Manchurian head Quarters: " ' ' "On Monday, November 21, 'at 6:30 in the morning, our detachment advanced towards Weitzuku, north of Sienchu ang, and attacked and occupied the en emy's bivouacking ground. ' ' "Subsequently a superior force of the enemy gradually pressed, our left flank end rear. Receiving reinforcements we drove the enemy toward Chenholin at S:30 a. m. "The enemy's strength was about 600 Infantry and 300 , cavalry, with four guns. " - "The enemy left thirty-nine dead bod ies on the field. We took six prisoners as well as spoils, including thirty rifles, entrenching tools, ammunition.eto. : ' "Our casualties, were sub-Lieutenant Inouye- wounded and twenty-eight men killed or wounded." , Mukden, Nov. 23. Indications are growing that the Japanese are under taking a wide turning movement on the Russian left. A large number of com missariat wagons have been observed going eastward and some artillery ex changes have also reported fram the eastward.: General Kuropatkin has permitted men who have captured horses to sell them to officers, the proceeds to go to the families of men killed in battle. . Fodder is becoming exceedingly ecarce. . ' . The spirits of the men are good and the food is satisfactory. The rations of the men at the outposts and in the, ad vanced trenches are sent to them at night, as it would , be impossible to do so during the day, because the Japan ese shell every convoy. Tokio, Nov. 23. Five submarine boats arrived at Yokohama to-day. Washington, Nov. 23. The Japanese legation has received the following ca blegram from Toklo: j "Port Arthur army reports -, that buildings pear' arsenal caught fire about noon November 22, owing to bombard ment by our naval guns. At 9:40 p. m., etill burning. . , ' , BATTLE AGAIN SEEMS POSSIBLE Japanese Said to Have Received Set- back Nenr Slntsintln. St. Petersburg," Nov. 24 2:26 a. m. lAppearances again point to the possi bility of a. 'big battle south of Mukden. The Japanese, according to an official report, have received a severe setback in the vicinity of Sintsintin, in which direction they apparently were at tempting to execute a wide turning movement. J . Military opinion here scarcely be lieves it possible , that the two great armies can winter less than a rifle shot distant from each other, though the heavy defences on each side make it extremely difficult for either to assume the offensive. ' It is believed, however, that if the ' deadlock is to be broken General Kuropatkin will let Field, Mar shal Oyama take the Initiative, as the Russians have the better of the present position, namely, a strong line of de fence and Mukden behind them, mak ing satisfactory winter quarters, where the Russian reinforcements are now ac cumulating for an advance next spring;. The Japanese also are being strongly reinforced. The rivers are already froz en sufficiently to permit of the move ment ,o artillery and commissariat trains, so that' the country actually is better adapted to a Japanese advance than during the summer. , All Quiet Wednesday Night. St. Petersburg, Nov. 24. Lieutenant General Sakharoff, commanding the eastern Russian army, reports that the night of November 22-23 was quiet. !. Second Squadron Sighted. Port Said, Nov. 24. The Russian sec ond Pacific squadron was sighted at 6 o'clock this morning. A WOMAN'S BREAM, Leads to Her Own Denth and Fatal Burning; of Husband and Child. Chicago, Nov. 23. As a result of a dream, Mrs. "Lizzie Couett, forty-one years old, lost her life to-day and her husband and infant child were fatally burned in a fire which partly destroyed their home. -' The woman dreamed that her savings had been stolen from a hid ing place In the bottom of a sugar jar in the pantry. Startled, by the reality of the dream she took a lamp in one hand and her baby under her other arm and went to investigate. The lamp fell from her hand and exploded. Her hus band, aroused from sleep in an adjoin ing room, made a brave attempt to put out the flames and finally succeeded, but only after he, as- well as the wife and child hac been frightfully burned. Mrs. Grout died while being taken to i ....... .. . , WVItTS' EVIDENCE DENIED. Hearing; on Impeachment Case of Judge Swayne Resumed. - Washington, Nov. 23. When the Swayne inquiry before the house Judici ary sub-committee was resumed to-day Joseph N. Stripling, United States dis trict attorney of the southern i district of Florida, was called by the defence. He was appointed district attorney first during the Harrison administration. He denied the statement made by the witness, J. N. C. Stockton, who had tes tified a few days ago that Stripling had asked that the war on Judge Swayne cease, and that if Stockton would bring about such a result he (Stripling) was in a position to see that Stockton could have what he wanted m the way or re- ceivershlps. ;, , ... "Stockton was never more mistaken in his Ufe." said Stripling. Mr. Stripling said that Stockton came to his house only once, and then on business of Stockton's, and . remained but a few moments. Stripling denied the testimony of Professor John Wurts, of Yale, taken last spring, relating to an alleged offer by the government for the employment of - Wurts as counsel in certain election cases, in Florida.. Mrs.. Stripling substantiated the tes- timony of her husband regarding the visit of Stockton at the Stripling home at their home at the time Stockton call ed. Stockton had previously testified that Judge Swayne was in an adjoin ing room when Stripling made the proposition to cease the fight - on Swayne. V Philip Walter, formerly clerk of the United States court in Florida, testified regarding the election cases In the state and denied the testimony heretofore given by John Wurts. t ' Dr. W. F. Fordham testified regard ing the death of Charles D. - Hoskins, who was alleged to have committed sui cide on account of his prosecution through Judge Swayne's court. Professor Wurts made some correc tions and explanations of his testimony given last spring. DIES AS RESULT OF FIGHT. Bridgeport Boy Evidently Struck on .:"'... Head With Weapon. Bridgeport, Nov. 23. Thomas P. Fltz patrick, nineteen years old, died to night at his home as the result of a fight, according! to a statement of his mother, in which 'he engaged in a West Side factory,-where he worked. Mrs. Fitzpatrick stated to Medical Examiner Downs that her boy came home soon after 6 o'clock and said he felt badly about the head and that it was his own fault as he got in a fight with a shop mate Just before they finished work for the 'day. "He hit me over the head," Fitzpatrick is alleged to have told his mother, and on giving her a few more details lay down on a sofa. He com plained of severe pains and at S O'clock Dr. G. W. Osborne was called. The lat ter found that Fitzpatrick had suffer ed a concussion of the brain and despite his efforts to improve his condition he sank gradually and died at 9 o'clock. When the , doctor arrived at the house Fitzpatrick was unconscious and he stated later that there was unmistak able evidence of his being hit on the head with some blunt instrument. Medical Examiner Downs was called later and stated that death was due to injuries of the head which were caused by Fitapa trick's being struck, v SCHOONER TURNED TURTLE. The Judge Boyce Goes Down With All on Bonrd. .. Philadelphia, Nov. 23. A: special to the Public Ledger from Laurel, Del., says: ' News reached here to-day, that the four-masted schooner Judge ' Boyce, built for Laurel capitalists, had turned turtle off the capes during the storm of November 13 and' that its master, Cap tain Manlove Eskldge and crew -of ten men were lost. - . ' : ' ' The Boyce was built at Bath, Me., at a cost of $50,000, and was enroute to Savannah, Ga., on her maiden trip. She was only three days out when the storm overtook her. The owners and crew live here and many families are in mourning. PRESENT EMSTVO MEMORIAL. Rubicon Crossed and No Retreat Pos sible the Sentiment. St. Petersburg, "Nov. 23. The meeting of the Zemstvolsts is ended, the mem bers to-day dispersing to their homes, and In a few days the -news of thir action will be spread throughout Rus sia. They are leaving In high spirits, confident that no matter what the Im mediate .results the days of November 19 to- 22 will mark a turning point n Russian history. "The rublcon is cross ed. No retreat is possible" is the unan imous sentiment. The zemstvo memorial and resolu tions were presented to Minister of the Interior , Sviatopolk-Mlrsky this after noon. ' ', ' .. , Three Prisoners Escape. Concord, N. H., Nov. '23. Three pris- uucio, wiiu vvdc '6tiuusui io me oou ho-a hv shiviw tiiru-i . Coos county and two deputies, made a dash for liberty at the railroad station here to-day and two of. them escaped. The officers fired updh the fugitives, but the shots did not take -effect. Later one of the prisoners was re-captured while hiding in the cellar of a house nearby, NEW ARMORED CRUISER FASTEST OF HER KIND SUCCESSFUL OFFICIAL TBIAL OF TUB PENNSYLVANIA, Makes the Smallest Highest Speed With the Relative Expenditure of Fuel of Any Armored Vessel So Far iwr lie Jiavy warshln i.it Pushed Could Have Made 23 Knots. Boston, Nov. 23. The armored cruis er Pennsylvania In her official trial trip off the New England coast to-day lnilde the hlghest 8peed wlth the Bma est relatlve expenditure of fuel of any armored vessel so far built for the Un- . . 1 . lUT un lted states navy- Her contract called for 22 knots and her average speed for the four hours trial was 22.43 knots par . u w wuuu w" 2.2 pounds per horse power per hour. Her builders, Messrs. William Cramp & Son of Philadelphia, made no at tempt throughout the trial to push this, their greatest vessel, but on the other 'hand bent their energies to exceed the jgovernment requlnsment of tne most economic expenditure of fuel possible. Her trial was. therefore, the first of the numerous tests over' the Cape Ann course where speed was the hot the sought for object The day was perfect for the trial, a moderate bTeeze at the start falling to a fiat calm at the finish, while the sea throughout was very smooth. ' Although the Pennsylvania started slowly, being nearly a quarter oi - a knot below the requirements over, the firsttwolegsof the course, she gathered headway as she went On and over one leg of five miles of the forty-four to the turn averages 22.53 knots an hour. After making a. remarkably quick turn at the upper, end of the course she started back and only once in the seven legs to the finish did the speed fall below 22 1-2 knots, while at one time, or 6.6 knots, it was 23,2. There was considerable interest in comparing her effort to-day with that of her consort, the Colorado, which pre ceded hey from the Cramps' yard only a month before. While the latter made a 6.6 knot spurt at a rate of 23.294 rer hour, her average tor the entire course of eighty-eight miles was 22.26 knots, compared with the Pennsylvania's 22.43 knots per hour. - The economy. .in fuel consumption, according to Edwin S. Cramp, was due to the rigid discipline in the fire room and the excellence of the boilers. The firemen distributed the coal . regularly and evenfy, with the result that, the boilers steamed freely. ; , At no time was there an attempt to race the boat, although Mr. Cramp stated at the end of the trip that he was confident that the Pennsylvania could have made an average of 23 knots. The engines developed a horsepower of 28,000. while the propellers averaged 123 revolutions per minute. CHICAGO AU'lO MUKDEK, Theory Now That It Was Result of 1.8- bor Conspiracy. ! Chicago, Nov. 23. A labor union con spiracy is the latest explanation of the automobile tragedy near . Lemont, 111. According to the theory, John W. Bate, Jr., the young chauffeur, was the victim of bullets intended for Edwin Archer, a vital witness for the prosecu tion of a criminal case involving a number of Chicago labor union officials. Archer was an employe of the same automobile company for which Batfe worked and he and Bate were the only tw6 chauffeurs on duty when the auto mobile was hired by telephone from the Auditorium for "Mr. Dove," the sup posed murderer. Only a moment before Archer was alone, and it was he who received the original commission to accompany "Dove." A sudden impulse or presentment of danger led Archer to turn the work Over to Bate. Archer has for months believed : himself in danger since he gave testimony in' the case of an alleged professional slugger who was charged with attacking hone union electrical workers and who was freed by .a change of court records. The alteration of the records was discovered and led to the conviction of a court clerk and ; several officials of labor unions on a charge of conspiracy. v LIQUOR JA AO LICENSE TOWNS. Decision Affecting Its Transportation In Bay State Towns. Boston, Nov. 23. The full bench of the Massachusetts supreme court decided to-day that it is not a crime for the for delivery into a no license city or town, to transport them by one not carrying cu a regular and- lawtol ex press business. Furthermore it was held that the carrier, though not a leg ular express man, is equally free to transport liquors without the act being considered a crime. ' . This decision, which will have an im- portant 'effect upon the delivery of 11 quor from license to no license districts ' ed M. Klingenberg, governor of Moghi ln the state. was handed down in the ' Jeff, because of his harsh' measures cases of conviction for. transporting li quor from Hire to be delivered In Fitch- no license citV I DUTg, a, no license cuy, President Congratulates Crar. St Petersburg, Nov. 23. Emperor Nicholas has. received a letter from President Roosevelt congratulating him rest here to-day by the Cleveland police good wishes for a successful and illus- ' itrlous reign. 1 LABOR LEADER ARRESTED. President Valentine of Iron Moulders ; of North America. Cleveland, . Nov. 23. F. Valentine, president of the Iron Molders' union of North America,,, was placed under ar were laborers, and but little money was official authorities. Valentine's arrest is made in connect tlon with 'alleged violence by members ,of the organization of which he is the head, in Cincinnati, where, a strike is , ahmUne was not 'locked up. but was ucumcu in itie ucictmco .iuuiii vi uie central police station, tie was permit ted to address a local union of the iron molders to-night in accordance with an I e6aBement he had made several weeks ago. Valentine expects to leave for Cincin nati to-morrow morning. VOTE IN MISSOURI. Roosevelt's Ofllclal Pluralty 25,000 Debs Got 13,003 Votes. Jefferson City, Moi Uov. 23. The of ficial canvass of the popular vote in Missouri was completed to-day. Roose velt's official plurality is 25,600. The vote was as lollows: Roosevelt, rep., 321,447; Parker, dem., 295,847; Debs, socialist, 13,008; Swallow, pro., 7,181; Watson, people's, 4,226; Cor regan, socialist labor, 1,1875. CtfRNELL AN EASY , WINNER CAPTURES TUB INTERCOLLEGI ATE CROSS COUNTRY BUN. Pennsylvania Second, Yale Third, Har vard Fourth and Columbia Last Four " Out of Seven Itbacnus Entered Come In First In the First Five Places Yale Man Comes in. Third. New York, Nov. 23. Cornell's stur dy athletes once more captured the inter-collegiate cross country champion ship. In the run to-day, over the course between Pelham Manor station and the home of the New York Athletic club on Travers' Island in Long Island sound. Five team's," made up of thirty-four runners representing Cornell, C61um bia, Harvard, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania, took part in the con test, and of the seven men who carried the Ithacaft colors, 'four finished in the first five places, winning , the honor with a total of 12 poiiiisk I' EX T. ! New man of Cornell led the big field during the greater part of th. Journey and fin ished fully fifty yards -in from of his teammate, C. F. Magoffin,' who in turn was a like distance ahead of W. J. Hall of Yale. Nearly 100 yards back of these three leaders were D. C. Munson and A. Starr, both of Cornell. The sixth place wa won by C D. MacDonaJd of Columbia; while W. G. Howard of Har vard was seventh and C. Ri Major of the University of Pennsylvania,, eighth. Newman's time,- 32:52, is 23 seconds faster than the time of his college mate, Schutt, 'made on the same course, a lit tle over six' miles, a year ago. .Cornell's colors were always in the van and while every one expected that the Ithaca men would win? very few thought that they would be so well to the fore at the finish. To-day's contest was the sixth event or Its kind which has taken place under the auspices of the Intercollegiate Cross Country asso ciation of amateur athletes bf America, and Cornell has won five times. - ; upon the birth of an heir and tendering have been improved upon, and the race was well contested throughout. Following is 'the result by points: Cornell, first with 12; Pennsylvania second,1 with 41; Yale third, with 51; Harvard fourth with 52, and Columbia last with 73. . FAKE FIGHT, Tommy Ryan and Jack Root Disappoint . rhllndelphlnns. Philadelphia, Nov. 23. The fight be tween Tommy Ryan, the middle weight champion, and Jack Root, of Chicago, the light-heavyweight, ' which was scheduled to go six rounds at the Na tional Athletic club tonight, was ended In, the middle of the fourth round by the referee. Jack McGuigan, pronounc ing it a fake. It was one of the most unsatisfactory pugilistic affairs ever heid here and the spectators, long" be fore the referee stopped the bout, show ed their' disapproval. Trouble was averted by the prompt work of the po lice in jumping into the rigiht and pro tecting the fighters and in clearing the hall. , The managers of both fighters vehemently protested against the ac tion of the referee, but they found few sympathizers in the crowd. . ;Ryan and Root were late in entering the right. After the spectators had After the ' spectators had been kept waiting half an hour Referee McGui gan, who has an interested in the club, announced that the fighters were counts ing the money in the ,,box office. He explained that the house was a slim one and that each man' wanted his money before entering the right. Five minutes later Ryan and Root appeared. '. Anti-Jew Governor Removed. St. Petersburg, Nov. 23. Interior Minister Sviatopolk-Mirsky has remov- against the Jews contrary to his recent orders. . ' ' Pnttl to Give Benefit. St Petersburg, November 23. Ade lina Pattl' will give a concert here De cember 11 for the benefit of the Rus sian wounded. She volunteered her ser vices out of gratitude for the fact that ' her first great triumuh occurred in Rus ,4 sia OCEAN LINER RAMMED " .. Bf RAILROAD FLOAT GREAT BOLE STOVE IN NQRD AMERICA'S SIDE, " Proceeding Down Upper Ban In New York When Collision Occurred Float Owned by Consolidated RoadLiner Compelled to . Put Back Fourteen Hundred- Italian Steerage Passengers .Thrown Into Excitement. New York, Nov. 23. Fourteen hun dred Italian steerage passengers re turning to Italy on the La Veloce line steamship Nord America were thrown into excitement to-day, when the ship was rammed by , the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad float No. 6 In the harbor off Liberty Island. The float struck the steamship about forty feet from the stern and two feet above the waterllne, tearing a hole "twenty feet lone and six feet high in her plates and making it impossible for the vessel to continue her voyage without exten sive repairs. At the moment- of the collision many of the steerage passengers were on the side of the ship, toward the approach ing float, When the crash came, and the Nord America heeled over alarm ingly, many of the passengers . were greatly frightened, and the crew had much difficulty in reassuring them. :, When the collision occurred the Nord America was going down the upper bay with a full head of steam. As she was passing the Statue of Liberty Captain Raffo saw on his, starboard bow. the heavy steel float, with a dozen freight cars aboard, coming directly toward him, ; According to Captain : Eafto'i statement, he thought the captain of the float intended to pass under his stern and kept on his Course, but the float came on at full speed and struck the steamship. .. . .After the Nord America regained an eyen keel and the passengers were qui eted she returned to her pier. , The float,, which had apparently suffered but little in the collision, continued on its course. 4:. v; ;' ; A The Nord America will have to be docked and repaired, and cannot , re sume her trips for some time. SAN PATTERSON'S TRIAL. Expert Testimony That Younn- Could ; . Not Have Shot Himself. New York, Nov. 23. In the trial of Nan PattersoH charged with the mur der of Caesar Young, the expert testi mony of physicians was offered to-day to show that Young could not have kill ed himself.- : The - cabman ' testified' to having seen Young- abuse Miss Patter son early in, the morning of June 4, and another witness, a newsboy, swore that he saw J. Morgan Smith, her brother-in-law, strike Miss Patterson in the face on the night of June 3, after Smith had said to her, "You will have to do it," and she answered, "I won't." A pawnbroker's clerk identified the revolver with which Young was killed, and said it was purchased at Stern's pawnshop on the afternoon of June 3, by a man who was accompanied by a woman. " ' Hyman Stern, who sold the revolver, was too 111 to appear in court." Police Captain Sweeny 5 was recalled to testify that he had summoned J. Morgan Smith to appear.. ( The cross-examination of Coroner's Physlqlan O'Hanlon was continued. The witness described in detail the autopsy which he Had performed on . Young's body, and admitted .that , at the time he thought the case was one of suicide. This admission,, however, was stricken from the record. He was hot permitted to say whether the black marks on the bits of skin which he stripped from Young's finger were made by gunpow der, nor whether, he found powder marks when, he examined Miss Patter son's hands soon after the shooting. , The trial still attracts unusually large crowds and special details of police are required to keep out - those who have no business in the court room and to maintain order in the building. $0,000 FOR SIDNEY DILLON.. Sire of Champion Trotter, Lon Dillon, Sold in New York. New York, Nov. 23. Sidney Dillon, the sire of Lou Dillon, the world's champion trotter, was the star of to day's "Old Glory" sale o, trotters and pacers in Madison Square Garden, and he was sold to Sterling R. Holt, of In dianapolis, for $9,000. Nathan Straus,, of this city, began, bidding at $5,000 and dropped out at $7,500. ' , Sidney Dillon is a beautiful' chestnut horse, now twelve years old. He is the sire of not only Lou Dillon, but of two other horses with fast records, the av erage records of the three being 2:04 1-3. The three are Lou Dillon, 1:58V4; Dolly Dillon, 2:064, and Stanley Dillon, 2:07. Another star to be offered some time .to-day is Directly, the world's ' cham pion two-year-old pacer, making at that time 2:07. He Is a son of Direct Mabel, and is now twelve years old. , INCREASING DESERTIONS. Soldiers from Port Arthur Tell Stories Indicating Demoralization. London, Nov. 24. A ' dispatch from Tokio to the Standard reports increas ing desertions from the Port Arthur garrison into the -Japanese-lines, the stories the deserters tell Indicating tha demoralization of the Russian defend ers. The same correspondent says the Russian forts on the sea front of Port Arthur no fonger fire on the approach of Japanese waships, s AN UN USUA L ROMA NCE. Paroled Ohio Convict Marries Accom plished Woman of Cincinnati. Columbus, O., Novl 23. A remarkable romance was brought to light to-day when Russell -B; Drake, alias-Janies Russell Lowell Miller, a paroled con vict, who has been living in Columbus since his .release, was, retrnued to the Ohio penitentiary for violating his pa role. Drake, under the name of- Miller, in August last married 'Miss Nora K, Schoemer, an accomplished musician of Cincinnati, the ceremony being per formed at the home of the bride in that city. He first saw her at a con cert in which she appeared at.Columbus about a year ago and they subsequent ly , met at Cincinnati. No intimation of the fact that her husband was a parol ed convict reached the wife until yes terday when a statement; signed by Drake's son-in-law, Charles K. Heidel berg of Bowling Green, O.,. revealing the fact, was published in the newspa pers. It was through this statement also that the prison officials , learned that Drake had violated his parole by assuming a new name and marrying. ., There was a pathetic' scene at " the apartments of the couple, at the Alhara bra to-day when Drake 'was taken Into custody' by an officer from the prison. His wife had previously announced her intention of remaining loyal to him and helping him live down the past, but she was prevailed upon by her, mother to return to her home in Cincinnati,. . ' . Drake, : whose age is given as. forty three, was formerly a well to do citizen, of Tiffin, ,0.. where he was the agent of a life insurance company. Since he was released on parole he has claimed to own valuable mininig claims in Mex ico and represented himself to be sec retary of the American and Mexican Mining company of Ameca, : Jalisco, Mexico. ;' i-' '' SPREE ENDS IN TRAGEW,. Man Blows Out Gas in MIddletown Ho telOne Dead, One Dying. . Middletown, Nov. 23. William' H. Bell and W. J. Collins engaged a room at the Middletown hotel to-night at 6 o'clock and Bell went to bed at "that time. Collins, .who was Intoxicated, went to the room at 8 o'clock and two hours later Bell was found dead and Collins nearly dead as the result of In haling gas, It is believed that Collins blew out the gas as the cock was open. He was lying on the floor when the proprietor broke in the door, and his companion was dead on the bed. -: Col lins is thought to be from Manchestar and Bell from Hartford, ,for a telegram addressed to him at 27 Woodbine street was found in his clothes. " Both men were laborers, Shd but! Ittle money was found iri their ejothes.. At; the Middle sex hospital . where Collins now it, it was stated that -he has slight chances for recovering from the effects of the gas. Nothing is known bf the men here. They were about forty years old.; - DESPONDlCNT HE SUICIDES, Discharged Baggagemaster Cuts Throat as Old Train Goes By. Pine Meadow,' Nov. 23.-;-Despondency, brought on through his inablltyto se cure work after being discharged as a baggage master on the Canal toad, led George Isbell to commit suicide this afternoon by" (jutting his throat, with a razor. ' He ended his life just as the train on which h used to. work, passed his house. A relative, Miss Sarah Trowbridge, found Isbell lying in a pool of blood, but nothing could be. done to save him, His wife and three children were out of the house at the time. . Is bell was f ortv-nlne years old and up to last summer had worked on the Canal branch of the Northampton divi sion of the road for several -,. years. Trouble that he had with his conductor caused his discharge. - CARS TO MOMAUGUtN. . Speclnl Thanksgiving Schedule - Ar ranged by Trolley Company. , To accommodate quite a number of persons the Consolidated Street Rail way company will torday run cars to the Momauguin as follows: The Bran- ford car leaving the. corner of State and Chapel streets at 8 a. m. and the cars leaving the same Corneri every twenty-four minutes after until 1:12 p. m. will connect at the East Haven green with a car for the Momauguin. From ; 1 : 30 p. m. until : 6 : 54 p. , m. a through car will be. tun every twenty- four minutes from Chapel and Temple Streets. The first car will leave the Momauguin at 8:42 a. m. and every twenty-four minutes thereafter until 6:42 p. m. - ' ' BALD IN AUTO ACCIDENT.' Thrown from His Car In Hartford His Knee Wrenched. Hartford, Nov. 23. Eddie Baldr who is employed by a local automobile com pany, as a tester, was in collision this afternoon with another automobilist in Elmwood, a Hartford suburb,; and he was - thrown heavily to the ground, (wrenching his knee. Bald was driving a car at a high rate of speed and his machine collided with a touring car driven by W. H. Caldwell. - Caldwell's machine struck the rear wheel of the automobile driven by Bald and swerved it to one side, throwing Bald to the street - No Yellow Fever In Cuba. ' New York, Nov. 23. The officials of the Cuban government to-day officially denied tne reports puDiisnea in this ' country that there is yellow fever in Cuba, . - - AMERICANS BANQDET - IN FRENCH CAPITAL TBE EVE OF THANKSGIVING NOTABLY', CELEBRATED.. Prominent Frenchmen Present Elo quent Tribute by Member of Tha Hague Peace Tribunal to the Fart the United . States is Taking la World's Affairs and la Maintenance of World's Peace Remarkable Demonstration for Strong Navy. Paris, Nov. 23. The Thanksgiving eve banquet of, tin American Club, at which prominent Frenchmen ; and Americans were guests, brought out a notable demonstration for a strong navy, and at the same time an eloquent tribute from Baron d'Estournelles de Constant to the part the United States Is taking in the world's affairs, ,and par ticularly in the maintenance of the world's peace. The banquet was' field in the superb new quarters of the Trav elers Club in the Champs Elysees. The guests included ; Ambassador Porter, Baron - d'Estournelles de Constant, Ad miral Watson,, Professor Barrett Wen dell, of Harvard university, Dr. Troisy, dean of the University of Paris, and over A00 members of the American col ony. ' , , Ambassador Porter's speech on the upholding of the American navy was enthusiastically received. He spoke of the navy's exploits since 1812, and urg ed that congress preserve the historic ship Constitution. He emphasized the theory that a strong navy is the surest guarantee of the nation's peace. , , The speech of Baron de'Estournelles de Constant was significant from' the fact that he! was, a member, of The Hague tribunal." He said the United States had within the last three years given Europe remarkable evidence of its power in shaping events which con stitute the world's advancement. When The Hague! tribunal had been almost forgotten and intentionally Ignored President Roosevelt brought it back to life by referring to it the Mexico-California case. Statesmen of Europe con sidered this as a chimerical effort to re suscitate , The .Hague tribunal, but It syeeany iea to tne submission of the more important case of Great Britain, Germany and, Italy against Venezuela. The Hague court, ' thus saved, made steady progress, the latest result being the submission of the Anglo-Russian crisis to arbitration. Baron d'Estournelles de Constant, af ter graphically portraying the horrors of the war in the Far East, declared that the enlightened policy of the Unit ed States, gave hopes that even that great tragedy will be stopped. He closed with a toast to the success of President Roosevelt's . proposition ifor a second meeting of The Hague conference. The speech, which was impromptu, was heartily applauded. " ' SUPERINTENDENT OF CAPITOL, Controller-Elect Mitchell Appoints WU , llam B. Sprngue of Andover. Hartford, Nov. . 23. Controller-elect Asahel W. Mitchell, of Woodbury, was in this city this afternoon a)nd tendered to William B.'Sprague, of Andover, th superlntendency of the state capitol, and the offer was accepted. Mr. Mitch- ell considered this office the best that he had at his disposal. Mr. Sprague will begin his duties when the new ad ministration comes in. the first of the year. He is a. member'of the republi can state central committee,- represent ing the Thirty-fifth district, and for the past eight years has, been judge of pro bate in the Andover district. Since 1898 he has been deputy collector of in ternal revenue,, and is one of the best- known republicans in his section of tha state. The present assistant superin tendent of the capitol is John L. Wil son. He will retain his office. CAR INSPECTOR CRUSHED. Caught Under a Freight Car In Crltl cnl Condition. Willlmantic, Nov. 23. Car Inspector Peter Hanson, of the Central Vermont road at this place, was crushed this af ternoon as he was Inspecting a car near the depot. He was lying under a car of a freight train, when the train started up suddenly and before he could crawl out from his perilous position a double truck passed over his leg, crushing it in two places.- Hanson was taken to a private hospital, but his life Is slowly ebbing and it is not expected that he will live through the night. : Treaty With Portugal.' Washington, Nov. 23. Secretary Hay and the Viscount de Alte to-day signed an arbitration treaty between the Unit ed States and Portugal. The treaty Is identical with the American-French ar bitration treaty. Bnd Trolley Collision.' Wakefield, Mass., Nov. 23. By a rear end collision of two electric cars of the Boston and Northern street railway at Wakefield Junction to-night, four per sons were badly, injured while thirty others were more or less bruised, ':'-. , . .' '''" s ' ,, . Shipping News. , New York, Nov. 23. Arrived: Steam ers Calabria, Naples, etc. ; Konlg Albert, Genoa, Naples and Gibraltar. New York, Nov. 23. Sailed: Steamers Majestic, Liverpool;, Ryndham, Rotter dam via Boulogne; Oskar II., Christian sand and Copenhagen. - Southampton.Nov. 23. Sailed: Steam er Kaiser Wilhelm II., New York via Cherbourg. Queenstown, Nov. 23. Arrived: Steamer Oceanic, New York for Liver pool. Copenhagen, Nov. 20. Arrtved: Steamer United States, New York via Christiansand. Genoa, Nov. 20. Sailed: Steamer Ll gurla, New. York.