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TOL.LXX'IStO. 23S PKICE TWO CEXfS.
XEW HAVEST, COXN., THURSDAY IsOVEMBEB 24 1904.
TILE CAKKDTGTON PUBUSIirNG CO.
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
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
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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
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.,
' 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
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
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
NEW ARMORED CRUISER
FASTEST OF HER KIND
SUCCESSFUL OFFICIAL TBIAL OF
Highest Speed With the
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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. ,
Soldiers from Port Arthur Tell Stories
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
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
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
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
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
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
Queenstown, Nov. 23. Arrived:
Steamer Oceanic, New York for Liver
pool. Copenhagen, Nov. 20. Arrtved:
Steamer United States, New York via
Genoa, Nov. 20. Sailed: Steamer Ll
gurla, New. York.