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NEW HAYEN, CONN., MONDAY OCTOBER 2, 1905. THE CAEEINGTON PUBMSIIING CO. VOTING MACHINES IN THE STATE ELECTIONS IMPORTANT QUESTION TO BE DECIDED AT TO-DAY'S ELECTION, i Constitutional Amendment Which Will Give Towns and Municipalities the Bight to Decide for Themselves Whether They Will L'se Them little Town Elections and the Election of a Congressman to Succeed Brandegee Also to be Held To-day. It will toe "town election" day in Connecticut to-day and the day will be featured to an unusual extent by the polling of the entire state on two con stitutional amendments, an election of congressman in the Third Connecticut district for a successor to Frank G. Brandegee of New London, who is United States senator-elect, and a lot of voting of a varied character in many of the larger towns on matters of local import, as for instance in two places the question of consolidation of town and city governments. No election day has brought to the front so many pecu liar questions on' the matter of casting balllots as this one, and not only Sec retary of State Bodenweln Issued in structions but In many instances it has been necessary for Attorney General King to give interpretations of the law pertaining to matters of a vote on cer tain questions. The congressional elec tion in the third district will be con ducted under federal election laws, the vote on the constitutional amendments will be governed by state law for as the entire state is possed in effect there will flae a state election while towns will adhere to their customary hours of session and mades of depositing bal lots. The differences of form of elec tion have been harmonized so that there will be no difficulty. Of the two constitutional amend ments the more important one is that which, if possed, will give towns and jiiumuiimiiiies me ngni to aeciae ior themselves whether to use voting ma chines. It is now permissible of a place "Bo desires, to adopt machines for local election, but the constitution is not considered to read clear in the refer ence to .a ballots whether it shall be a written one or not, and the amend ment wilr clear this ambiguity it is ex pected by the adoption of the amendment- The other amendment related to the election of certain local officers. Most of the towns will also vote on the question of adopting free text books, a matter that has been previously un der discussion, and one which there has seemed to be a great difference of opin ion. The indications are that the vote oast throughout the state will not be large. In many towns there is a larg" of in teresot while in others the question of license invariably provokes a lively town meeting and such are likely to venture to-morrow. The candidates for congress in the third district are May or Charles F. Thayer of Norwich on the democratlo ticket and Edwin W. Higgins of the same city.the republican candidate. ' The district is so heavily republican that Mr. Thayer has a great task to win' out. BAD WRECK ON THE SOO. Passenger Dashes Into Stock Train ' One Killed, Five Injured, St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 1. A Soo line passenger train from the east leaving the Union passenger station at 9:05 o'clock this morning collided' with a Chicago, Great Western fast stock train at the Fourth street viaduct. The force of he collision sent five of the passenger cars down a twenty-seve'n foot embankment. One woman is dead and five were seriously injured, while a score or more were slightly cut and bruised- That rio more were killed or injured is due to the fact that the train "was nearly empty, having discharged the greater number of its passengers at the Union depot here. , The dead: Mrs- Clara M. Groff, Min neapolis. The seriously injured:' Mrs. Dutch, Minneapolis; Mrs. Thompson; H. S. Moore,. Montreal, Canada; Mrs. Wil kinson, Minneapolis; Mr. Martin. Minneapolis- Among the slightly injured are W. E. Haskell and wife of Boston. Of the injured, there are six men and two women at St. Joseph's hospital. Of these it is feared two or three may die. Mr. Martin, who has a fractured skull, is in a critical condition. About twenty were treated at the Union depot by surgeons, and nearly all of them were able to go to hotels or continue their Journey to Minneapolic, the destination of the train. The direct .cause of the accident was the failure of the air brakes on the stock train to work. British Football Eleven Meets Defeat. Chicago, Oct. 1. The All-Chicago As sociation football team, composed of the best players of this game in the city, to-day defeated the British elev en toy the score of 2 to 1. This is the first time the Englishmen have been ibeaten by an American team during the trip. The combination work of the visitors was perfect but the local men excelled in the kicking game, winning both their goals from long kicks from the field. Auto "Shoots" an Embankment. Winsted, Oct. 1. The automobile of William F. Winslow went over an em bankment at Cottage street his after noon and turned over on Mr. Wlnelow, iwho escaped with a few bruises. The automobile was wrecked, ' . MURDER AT FORT TOTTEN. Private Stabbed to Death by Fellow Soldier. New York, Oct. 1 Peter Mclntyre, a private in the One Hundred and First company of coast artillery, was stabbed and killed last night In the barracks at Fort Totten, Whitestone, L. I., by Wil liam Snyder, a fellow soldier. The men had quarreled during the day and Sny der early In the evening was heard to say in a saloon near the fort that he had to hurry back to the barracks, as he had to kill Mclntyre before mid night. Coming on Mclntyre as the lat ter was going upstairs in the men's quarters, he plunged a bayonet into his back, killing him instantly. Snyder was disarmed and placed in the guard house to be surrendered to the civil au thorities for trial. MITCHELL TO SEE ROOSEVELT. Leader of Miners Invited to the White House. Scranton, Fa., Oct. 1. By invitation, President John Mitchell, ot the United Mine Workers, will on Tuesday next call on President EoosevaJt- He does not know particularly what the presi dent wants to see him about, but it is surmised here to look over the pos sibility of avoiding a ? strifes in the an thracite region next spring. Mr. Mitchell leaves early to-morrow morning for Neu York to attend a meeting of the executive .committee of the Civic Federation. To-morrow night he will leave New) York ftr Washing ton to keep the appointment with Pres ident Roosevelt. -'3 HAD TO CLUB LABORERS TROVBLE WITH CONTRACT MEN FROM MARTINIQUE. Did Not Want to Leave Ship When They Arrived at Colon to Work on the Cannl Hundred and Fifty Claimed Conditions Had Been Misrepresented and Said They Would Rather Die Than Land Would Listen to Nothing hut Clubbing Had Good Effect. Colon, Oct. 1. Six hundred and fifty laborers from Martinique brought here Friday -on the French steamer Ver sailles, under contract to work on the canal, refused to disembark or sum mit to vaccination, which Is impera tive under the American, sanitary reg ulations.' They clamored to' be taken back to Martinique, claiming that they had been misinformed as to' the condi tions here before they embarked,, and that later they learned that, these conditions were intolerable and deadly. Yesterday morning, how ever, 500 of them were With difficulty persuaded to land, and these were sent to points along the line of the canal, while 150 remained on board ship and declined to leave the vessel .under any consideration. These were forcibly ejected from the vessel by Panama and Canal Zone policemen, but not before nearly every one of them had been clubbed and several Of them were bad ly hurt. ( Early this morning the French con sul at Colon, M. Bonhenry, appealed to the men to listen to reason, explaining that they had left Martinique under contract with the Canal Zone emigra tion agent guaranteeing the payment of their passage here, and that while working on the canal they would have in addition to their Wages the guaran tee of free quarters and free medical attendance- The men, however, were (Continued on Fifth Page) WRECK AT HAWLEYVILLE. Train Backs Down on a Freight Road Blocked, Hawleyville, Oct. 1,-A freight train on the main track backed down on a freight on the siding to-night and ten cars were thrown off the track, block ing the road for several hours. The engineer of the train on the main track failed to allow time enough for the other train to take the siding and crashed into it at an angle. No one was hurt. JAPANESE MERCHANTS ACTIVE. Joint Meeting of Chambers of Com merce of the Empire. Tokio, Oct. 1.-3:30 p. m. A joint meeting of the chamber of commerce of the empire was formally opened here to-day in the local 'Chamber of Com merce building. The meeting has been called to consider the post-bellum de velopment of commerce and Industry. To-day's session adjourned after sitting a few hours. The cabinet ministers will be invited to address the meeting. Forty-nine chambers of commerce are represented. Miss Roosevelt Embarks. Tokio, Oct. 16 p. m. Miss Alice Roosevelt arrived at Shimonosekl this morning and went aboard the steamer Minnesota without going ashore. The Minnesota left for Yokohama at 11 o'clock. Miss Roosevelt was welcomed by numerous steam launches decorated with Japanese and American flags, and the harbor presented a lively appear ance after the Minnesota cleared. Salvationist Arrested for Bigamy. Birmingham, Ala., Oct. l.-J. Walter L. Franklin was arrested here to-night by detectives while taking part in the services of the Salvation army, on the charge of bigamy. Franklin is alleged to have three wives. His first mar riage is stated to have been in New port, Ky. ARREST IN THE DRESS SUIT CASE MYSTERY MAN TAKEN IXTO CUSTODY ON SUSPICION OF BEING AC COMPLICE. Another One Held as a Witness- William A. Haynes Said to Have Made Statement That He Had Cut 1'p a Body Samuel A. M inefield to Whom He Made It informs Reporter Huynes Declures Wingfleld is Mis taken In What Was Really Said. Boston, Oct. 1. The first arrest in connection with the finding in the har bor near'Wirithrop on September 21 of a dress suit case containing the torso of a woman on whom the medical ex aminer states an illegal operation had been performed, occurred to-day when the local officers took into cus tody on suspicion of being an accom-j plice in the r-xse, William A. Haynes of 52 Chambers street. West End. this city. The arrest is stated to have, .been made on statements by Samuel A. Wingfleld, who told the police that he had a friend who had cut up a body. Haynes was examined at length 'by the police, and while he denied the ac cusation and claimed that his friend had confused it with his being on a coroner's jury, he was locked up. Haynes is a clerk in a shipping office. Wingfleld was also held as a witness. The authorities, while declining to make a definite statement regarding the arrest, indicate by their manner that they are far from confident that the right man is being detained. Up to this evening no definite charge had been preferred against Haynes- Wing field was interviewed in a West End saloon by a newspaper man on Friday and the - attention of the police was called to alleged statements made by him regarding Haynes, on Saturday, Without notifying either the state or the high officers of the local depart ment, two policemen connected with? station No. 3, at the West End, early to-day took Wingfleld. and Haynes to the station, where they were both ex amined by Sergeant Moulton. The ex amination lasted aftout 'three hours, during which Wingfleld is said to have told a rambling story in a very nervous manner that Haynes had informed him that he (Haynes) had cut up a body or a portion of one at T wharf, near where he jg employed. Wingfleld could not say whether the , body was that of a man or a woman '-'. - A woman named Kate Conway, who claims to be engaged to Wingfleld, is said to have corroborated some of his statements regarding Haynes. Haynes denied that he had ever made such statements and asserted that his friend had confused the fact that he (Haynes) had been on a coroner's jury and also had helped once to drag a body from the water near .the wharf. Wingfleld came here a year or two ago from Baltimore and opened an ocu list's office. Business did not prove profitable and he obtained a position as clerk in a grocery store. Wingfleld is thirty-three years of age. He has been arrested here on several occa sions on charges of intoxication. Haynes is also said to be a southern man. He is thirty-eight years of age, and is married. His wife is at present in Cape Breton. Haynes is employed as a clerk at Lewis' wharf by the Ocean Steamship company. In some respects his description resembles that of the man who purchased a dress suit case at Pawnbroker Berkman's stone on Pleasant street- Berkman and a hack driver who claims to have carried two men and a heavy suit case to the Chelsea ferry the night before the find ing of the dismembered body, are He. brews. Tojday was an Important Jew ish holiday and neither witness would agree to see the prisoner until to-morrow. Chief Inspector William B. Watts de clined to discuss the latest develop ments to-day. In police circles, how ever, it appears to be the general feel ing that the case against Haynes Is not of the strongest. MOTHER'S INSANE ACT. Drowns Herself and Eleven-Months-Old Baby. Leicester, Mass., Oct. 1. Mrs. Mary A. O'Hare, forty-five years old, ' of Cherry Valley, a section of Leicester? walked into Olny's pond, in the rear of her home, shortly after 3 o'clock this morning, with her eleven months' old baby boy in her arms, and commltteed suicide and infanticide. Medical Ex amlner Dr. F. H. Baker of Worcester. viewed the bodies and pronounced death in both cases due to drowning, during a fit of temporary insanity of the mother. No cause is ascribed for the tragedy. The bodies of the mother and babe were discovered toy James O'Hare, the woman's husband, at 7 o'clock this morning after a long search. Plntt Against Higgins. New York, .Oct. 1. United States Sen ator Thomas C- Piatt, who arrived from Washington to-day, said to-night in the course of an interview: "T nm against Governor Higgins for another term under any circumstances." He declined to say who his candidate for governor would be. Budapest Torchlight Processions Pro hibited. Budapest, Oct. 1. The prefect has is sued an order prohibiting the torchlight processions which the coalition partie and the socialists respectively fl.nnrMi.rw ed yesterday would take place October PECULIAR FATALITY. Winsted Man Meets Death In Fall Down an Embankment. Winsted, Oct. l.While climbing a fifty-foot hill just west of Boyd street to-day James G. Maddrah, jr., who was on a hunting trip, stepped on a big boulder at the top of the hill which top pled over and both, man and rock were hurled down the embankment. At the bottom the big rock fell 'on Maddrah and killed him instantly, and his crush ed body was found by "his son a short time afterward. ' Maddrah was forty- six years old and leives a widow and five children. It required the efforts of seven men to lift the rock so that Mad- drah's body could be removed. AFTER GAYSOll ANI GREEN. V. S. Marshals on Way to Ottawa to Deliver Credentials. - Montreal, Oct. 1. The two United States marshals who came here to get Captain Greene and Colonel Gaynor will go to Ottawa to-morrow to deliver their credentials to the governor-gen eral of Canada. This course is some what' unusual and is regarded as a mark,o- courtesy in this particular case, as it will facilitate matters for the Canadian officials. The marshals ex pect to leave Montreal" on Wednesday with their prisoners. : TO BE BURNED AT STAKE CERTAIN FATE OF NEGRO WHO MURDERED TEXAS FAMILY. Mother and Father of t Woman Whom He Assaulted and Killed Send Word to Posse That They Wish to be Pres entDesire All the , Citizens of the County to Witness the Affair. Edna, Tex., Oct. tA person who ar rived here to-night from the Allen pas ture, where the negro Monk Gibson was located this afternoon, repoits that sev eral, posses in hot pursuit are being augmented every few minutes and cap ture Is deemed certain. The negro; who is suspected of the murder of Mrs. Con. ditt and her three children, is now known to be on the Navidad bottom. The officers, it is bdteved, will never be allowed to take possession 'of the ne gro. He will undoubtedly be brought to Edna as soon as caught, and may be held for a very brief period In or der to procure evidence- from- him, but the general opinion i.o:.a is that he will meet death at the stake before daylight Monday morning- "-. H. H. Beasley, brother of Mrs. Con- dltt, the moirdered woman,- stated that It was the request of his father and mother made to-night, the- men be pleaded .with in the -event that Monk Gibson la captured, not to burn him un til morning, as they, desired to be pres ent at his execution, and they wanted all the citizens of Edits and Jack coun ty who desired to see, it to be accord ed that privilege. They want the burn Ing to occur In a suitable public place in Edna. The desire of the father and mother has been communicated to all of the posses reached, and it is gener ally believed that their advice in the matter will be respected. Should tho negro, therefore, be caught to-night, it is very probable that the execution will take place at 10 o'clock Monday morn1 ing. GREAT FIRE AT HIROSHIMA. Japan Loses Between $2,000,000 and 95,- 000,000 in Stores 'Tokio, Oct. 16 p: m. A Are that broke out in an army storehouse at Hiroshima at 1 o'clock this morning, and continued for more than three hours, destroyed twenty temporary buildings, .together with contents, con sisting mostly of provisions and cloth ing; The cause of the fire is being In vestigated. A later telegram from Hiroshima says that the fire was still burning at 1 o'clock this afternoon. In addition to the twenty buildings containing clothes and provisions, seven others filled with fodder were destroyed. Although the buildings were constructed of light ma terial, they contained an enormous amount of stored goods, and, the struc tures being of inflammable nature, the flames were difficult to extinguish, de spite the desperate efforts of the troops. The fire was discovered at 1 o'clock and spread with great rapidity. It was probably of incendiary origin. The loss is variously estimated at from $2,000,000 to $5,000,000. TRA VERS' BODY INTERRED. Brief Service at Newport Over Remains of Suicide. Newport, R. I., Oct. 1. The body of Wm. R. Travers of New York, who committed suicide in that city on Fri day last, were brought here this aft ernoon and interred in the family lot in Island cemetery, where his father, mother, two brothers and two sisters are also burled. The services at the grave were exceedingly brief, consisting only of the reading of the committtal service by the Rsv. fimery H. Porter, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal church. The body was accompanied from New York iby a sister of the deceased, Mrs. Jams W. Wadsworth, and her hus band, Congressman Wadsworth, and by J. Borden Harriman. Cr.or and Family Returns. St- Petersburg, Oct. 1. The members of the imperial family who have been cruising In Finnish waters on the im perial yacht Polar Star returned to Pe terhof this evening, ,- HAY DECLARED BQWEN " TRAITOR TO COUNTRY DISGUSTED WITH FORMER MIN ISTER TO VENEZUELA BE YOND EXPRESSION. Both Disloyal and Untruthful Vanity Appeared a Disease With Him As sistant Secretary of State Loom's Calls President's Attention to Certain Articles Furnished by Mr. Bowen Saying There Was a Difference of Opinion Between Dir. Hay and the Chief Executive Regarding the Case. Washington, Oct. 1. In correspond ence between President Roosevelt and Assistant Secretary of State Loomis, made public here to-night, the presi dent says that the late Secretary Hay disagreed with him on "even the mild censure" ot Mr. loorois in tne i-ait re port on the investigation of the charges brought by Mr. Bowen, the former minister to Venezuela, and adds that Secretary Hay very strongly con demned -Mr-- Bowen's course. The president quotes Mr. Hay as de claring that most Of the charges were really against himself (Mr. Hay) and "not- against Sir- Loomis at all," and that Mr. Bowen knew that. The statement "made public is as follows: "In order to make , known the real facts concerning a wld?ly current mis apprehension respecting certain views of the late' Secretary Hay, the following correspondence was given to the press to-day: . ; . "Department of State. Washington; D. C. , Sept. 25, 1905. "Dear Mr. President:' "For soma time past there have ap peared in various newspapers, includ ing some of the Journals published in New York, statements moreor less di rect, to. the effect that grave differences of opinion existed between yourself and the late Secretary of State Hay con cerning, both myself and the action to be taken by you upon the -findings and report of Secretary Taft in the matter of, the charges made against 'me toy Mr. 3owen, a former minister to Vene zuela. I will cite a case in point: "Not long ago a responsible New York paper, to which, I am reliably in formed upon the best authority, Mr, uowen has Deen rreeiy ottering material for use, printed the following para graphs: "'Practically the last official act of Mr; Hay's life was to visit the White House for the purpose of urging the president not to dismiss Bowen and to dismiss Loomis, but learning that the president's minJ was made up, he went away with-his message unspoken. " 'Mr. Hay thoroughly disliked and distrusted him (myself), and told the president eo, but was unable to pro' duce any effect on the president's mind.' "Similar suggestion, more or less cir cumstantial in form have so frequent ly appeared" in the public prints that I am constrained to inquire whether, in so far as you are aware, they are sup ported by any basis of truth? "I do not know what private conver sations may have taken place between yourself and &fr. Hay concerning me and my course of conduct ' while con nected with thei public service, but I do know from Mr- Hay's own lips some thing of his opinion concerning Mr. Bowen, and. I know full well both the (Continued on Sixth Page.) SOLDIERS' SAVINGS. Million and Half Deposited Last Year Under New System. Washington, Oct. 1. The report of Francis A. S. Dodge, the paymaster- general of the army, for the past fiscal year points out that the enlisted men have now every chance to put away money for their own savings by the de posit system which guarantees them absolute safety. During 'the year the amount deposited by the men was $1,- 531,020, making the total amount since the establishment of the system $26, 294,326. The amount expended on account o the pay of the army during the year was $31,361,132. t The last complete pay schedule ,for the army was passed by congress thirty-five years ago, and the report con tends that it is not sufficient for the demands of our times. The fact that the army is underpaid, the report adds, makes It impossible to recruit out of such classes as might be wished- That economy has been the watchword for the army for the last twenty years, General Dodge says, is shown by the fact that, whereas the cost per capita for officers and men in 1875 was $992, it was during this year $987. STEAMER BLOWN UP BY MINE. Fifteen Persons Drowned Off the Shantung Promontory. Chef ooj' Oct. ,1- The coasting steam ier Hsiesho, plying between Shanghai and Tien Tsin, struck a mine and was totally destroyed ninety miles south of the Shangtung promonotory Saturday morning. Fifteen persons on fooard the vessel were drowned, included among them being Engineers Mauchan and Muir. The foreign passengers and a portion of the crew of the Hslesho were rescued by two passing steamers. Howie at El Paso. El Paso, Tex., Oct. 1. John Alexan der Dowie and party, of Chicago, ar rived here to-day en route to the pro posed Zionist colony at Tamaulipas, Mexico. Members of the parly deny that Dowie has been stricken with par alysis, but they admit that he is sick. He has been locked in his private car all day and all inquirers were denied admission. JEALOUSY; DOUBLE MURDER. New, York Negro Kills His Wife and a Boarder. New York. Oct 1. Enraged by Jeal ousy James G. Clayton, a negro to day shot and killed his wife and James Hannon, also a negro, who. boarded with the Clayton family in West 131tb street. Clayton recently quarreled with his wife on account of the boarder, and left the house. To-day he returned, and entering the house by a rear win dow made his way to his wife's room, and finding Hannon with her shot them both. Then be made his escape, but was soon after arrested. When arraign. ed in court he confessed the crime and said that he had warned his wife that he would kill her if she' continued her relations with Hannon. BODY FOUND BY DIVER. That of Foreman Who Fell From New Housatonic Bridge. Milford, Oct. 1. The body of Patrick Cosgrove, the foreman of a gang of mert employed on the new lift bridge over the Housatonic river, who was drowned late last night, was found this morning by a diver of the contracting eompany. Cosgrove fell from a post to the river, about twenty feet below, and his body never came to the surface. To-day the diver found it against the under side of a float and it was brought to land- Cosgrove was about thirty- five years old, and a brother In Attle boro, Mass., was notified. -; ; PASTOR TO HEAD MOVEMENT MISDEEDS OF OFFICIALS OF IN SURANCE COMPANIES. . League to be Formed In New York to Bring Them Before Proper Authori ties McCnll aad Perkins to be Asked to Resign Bishop' Ludden of Blng hainton Attacks Conduct ot Million aires. New York, Oct. 1. At the conclusion! of a sermon In which he denounced the management of the great insurance companies to-night, the Rev; A- Lincoln Moore, pastor of the 'Riverside Baptist church, announced that at a meeting to beheld to-raorrow In the offices of Attorney A. Judson Hyatt, in Nas sau street, he will head a league which' will -have for its object the' bringing to the attention of the proper authorities the alleged misdeeds of the officials of the several insurance companies which are now under investigation by the leg islative committee. Mr. Moore stated authoritatively that not only would the league request the resignation of Pres ident John A, McCall.and Vice Presi dent George W. Perkins, but the league will force that result and compel the officials to restore trust funds diverted to any alleged unlawful purpose. Binghamton, N. Y., Oct. 1. In his sermon before confirming a large class at St. Paul's Catholic church in this city this' morning, Rt. Rev. Bishop Patrick A. Ludden of Syracuse urged living upright, Christian lives, in fact, as well as in appearance; and said: "Look at these New York millionaires of whom we read much in the news papers at this time. On Sundays they go to church with their Bibles under their arms, and on week days they are engaged in stealing millions from the people." ' ' - EFFORT TO SAVE PATRICK. Final One to he Made To-day Before Court of Appeals. Albany, N. Y., Oct. 1. The final ef fort to save Albert T. Patrick, con demned to die in the electric, chair for the murder of aged William Marsh Rice, will 'be made before the New York state court of appeals to-morrow after noon. Ex-Senator David B. Hill will address the court in Patrick's behalf in an effort to obtain a re-argument of the appeal recently decided against him by the court by a vote of 4 to 3. The motion for re-argument will be op posed on behalf of the people by the district attorney of New York. Motions of this character are not usuallw allowed to be argued orally, but it is thought that in view of the circumstances surrounding the case and the evident question concerning the guest of the accused that' the court will strain a point and allow counsel for both sides to present their case orally. : ' !.: CONSPIRACY INDICTMENTS. Federal Grand Jury Returns Four More In Oregon. ... - Portland, Ore., Oct. 1 The federal grand jury returned yesterday an In dictment against Charles A. Graves, Erwin M. Wakefield, Ora L. Parker and Robert B. Foster, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the government of its public land- Graves is the surveyor of Cook coun ty, Wakefield Is the former partner of Congressman J. N. Williamson and Van Gessner and Parker and Foster are two entry men mentioned in the Wil liamson indictment. Stcnmers Collide, Twenty Drowned, Helsingfors, Finland, Oct. 1. The Swedish steamers Njord.and Robert collided Saturday evening near Hveen island in the sound. The Robert sank, ffwenty persons were drowned. BAD FREIGHT WRECK IN TRE RAILROAD CUT NINE CARS AND ENGINE BADLY WRECKED IN REAR-END COLLISION. Heavy Train In Turning Onto Mala Line From Northampton Division Crashes Into Cars Standing on Sam Track "No Flagman Out," Says Engineer Numerous Narrow Escapes From Death Car Hurled on Top of Swltchhouse Another Goes Through Side of Hooker Co'a Lumber Store house Damage Estimated at 920,000. One of the worst train wrecks which has taken place In this vicinity In years, occurred in the "cut" where the Northampton line runs on to the main line, a few minutes after 6 o'clock yes terday morning, at which time a heavy freight train, drawn by two engines crashed Into the rear of a lighter freight which was drawn up under the Grand avenue and Court street bridges. The latter train, which was standing still at the time, had Just come in on the Northampton' track, but had been held up in the "cut" until it could get a clear track into the local freight yard. ' The train consisted of an en gine and afoout a dozen cars and a ca boose. The train had been stopped in such a position that the caboose was only about three yards around from the curve, and entirely out of sight of the oncoming train in back of it. Sud denly there was a crash, followed by two others and a slight explosion, which awoke the entire neighborhood and quickly ibrought hundreds of ex cited people to the scene. For a' time there was the greatest excitement. Am bulances were quickly summoned and squads of police were hurried to the place of the accident. . ' The second train was an exceedingly heavy one and was composed of about thirty freight cars. It was drawn by one of the -big engines and was pushed at the head of another one. The head engine, drawing the second train, was in charge of Engineer James Deskln of 195 Columbus avenue, this city. His fire man, Morris J. Keheler of 38 Cedar street, is also of this city. The engine which was pushing was In charge of Engineer Woods and Fireman Cornell, both of Wethersfleld, Mass.. The en gineer in charge of the engine on the train which was run Into was Homer S. Cudworth, who resides-ln Westfieia. f On account of yesterday bein Sun day most of the higher officials of the railroad were away and could not be found. Those Who were' found,; how ever, said that there was no statement to lie made until matters had been ful ly :, investigated, therefore it was a somewhat difficult matter to get a cor rect statement as to just how the acci- den happened. Deskin's story Is, how ever, the nearest that could be got con cerning the accident. 'He said that he was -bringing his train along to the cut" without a stop as there was ob- solutely no signal to show that he had other than a clear track. Just as he rounded the sharp turn into the "cut" both he and his fireman were horrified to see the rear of the other train with in fifteen feet of his engine. He Imme diately applied the brakes and then realizing that a collision was Inevitable and that there was great danger be sides from the escaping steam, which the knew would be the result, tooth he and his fireman jumped. (Continued on Eighth Page. ' BAND STANDS COLLAPSE. Serious Accidents Attend Celebration! i -v by Italian Church Goers. Lawrence, Mass., Oct. 1. Three mem bers of the Banda Roma, of Bostori, were seriously hurt, while nearly every other member of the band was cut and bruised by the collapse of a bandstand here to-night.' The accident was caus ed by the breaking of one of the sup porting posts of the bandstand, allow ing the structure to fall and precipitat ing the members of the band to the ground, ten feet below. Most of' the in struments were ruined. The band was playing on- a street in connection' with a celebration by the parishoiners of the Italian Church of the Madonno del Ro sario. i. Fall River, Mass., Oct. 1. During the celebration of the Feast of St. Michael at the Italian Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Flintville to-day a band stand in front of the edifice collapsed. Edward Mullin; aged nine years, was fatally hurt and' William Mahan and Albert Borden, two of his companions, were slightly hurt. The bandsmen were not injured. ' .' ' Shipping News.-i'.': ' New York. Oct. 1.- Steamer Minne haha, London for New York, In comrmi nication by wireless telegraph with Si asconsett, Mass., at 2 p. m., when vessel was fifty miles east of Nantucket light ship. She will dock at 9 o'clock to morrow morning: New York, Oct. -1. Steamer Vader land, Antwerp and Dover for New York, in communication by wireless telegraph with Slasconsett, Mass., at 4 p. m., when vessel was fifty miles east of Nantuckei lightship. She will .dock at 9:30 to morrow. New York, Oct. 1. Steamer Rotter dam, Rotterdam and Boulogne for Nw York, in communication by wireless telegraph with Slasconsett, Mass., at 7 p. m., when vessel was ninety-five miles east of Nnntucket lightship. . She will dock at 3:30 p. m. to-morrow. New York, Oct. 1. Arrived: Steamers Bluecher, Hamburg, Dover and Bou logne; Columbia, Glasgow and Movillei Oscar ll.j Copenhagen, Christiania and Christiansand. Southampton, Sent. 30. Arrived: Steamer Philadelphia, New York via Plymouth and Cherbourg'. Glasgow, Oct. 1. Arrived: Steamer Caledonia, New York via Moville. Moville, Oct. 1. Sailed: Steamer Fur- Bessla (ivom Glasgow). New. York.