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Vol. lxx no. 37! ""price two cents. SPEECH BY BRYAN STIRS IIP RENEWED ANTIPATHY USED BY CHINESE AGITATORS TO FURTHER ANTI-AMERICAN BOYCOTT. .Whole Trouble In Fair Way of Adjust ment When Former Presidential I Candldnte Appears on Scene and lip sets Arrangement Quoted as Saying That Labor Party In United States Was So Strong That Chinese Work men Would Never he Permitted to , Enter. Spokane, "Wash., Feb. 11. Samuel iGJasgow, manager of a milling company of Spokane and Seattle, to-day said that he had received from William' Burtt, Chinese representative of the company,1 newspapers and letters which isay that the Chinese interpretation of a speech made by William J- Bryan be fore Chinese merchants at a dinner given by them in his honor has been used by Chinese agitators to stir up renewed antipathy to American prod ucts. Previously to this speech by Mr. Bry an, the letters say, at a meeting held by about fifty commercial representatives and delegates from the various Chinese guilds of Shanghai, Canton and Hong Kong, the delegates had agreed on twelve proposed modifications of the American Chinese exclusion law- The American representatives agreed to have their houses urge these on con gress, and the Chinese agreed immedi ately to call off the boycott. Then, ac cording to Hong kong papers, Mr. Bry an was entertained by the Chinese mer chants at a dinner and made a speech. . One of the Chinese merchants at the tlinner reported the proceedings to Chi nese newspapers. He quoted Mr. Bryan as declaring that the labor party was bo strong in th United States that Chi nese workmen, skilled or unskilled, would never be permitted to enter, and as drawing a gloomy picture of what would happen to American workmen if the Chinese were allowed to take away their employment. This informant said that, while Mr. Bryan had agreed to eupport a number of the proposed changes, he had not been able to draw from Bryan any definite assurance of eupport of the policy which the Chinose would insist 'on as the only condition on which the boycott would be with drawn. After this Interprettic-n of Mr. Bry an's speech was circulated the Chinese merchants became convinced that con gress would not adopt the changes rec ommended by the American merchants, and that their best policy was to put on the boycott screws tighter than ever. VICEROY AT CANTON BLAMED, Determined to Create Friction Between United States and China. Hong Kong, Feb. 11. A dispatch re ceived here from Canton says that the anti-foreign sentiment there is due to the attitude of the viceroy, who appears to be determined to create friction with the United States. The Viceroy up to the present has taken no action in con nectlon with the representatives of the consular body regarding the recent at tacks on foreigners. A leafflet has been widely circulated Jn the city of Canton urging the people to co-operate with a view to the expul Blon of the viceroy. FIRE IN HARTIORD. Damage Estimated at Between $30,000 and 40,000. Hartford, Feb. 11. Fire which result ed in damages estimated at between 30,000 and $40,000 broke out to-day on the third floor of the four-story busi ness block located at the corner of Asy. lum and Trumbull streets, and was sub dued only after five hours of hard fight lng. The floor on which the fire started was used by Charles Griffith as a pool room, while the top floor was occupied by the Neal, Goff & Inglis company, furniture dealers, as a storeroom. Their loss is placed at about $6,000. On the first floor were Sedgewick & Casey, mu sic dealers, and Tittle & Rich, clothiers. Their losses are placed at about $10,000 each, and it is estimated that the dam age to the building itself will be a like sum. It is believed that about 75 per cent- of the losses are covered by insur ance. Griffith's loss is not estimated. No one was Injured. ' LONG SPEED RACES POSTPONED. Cuban Course Spoiled by Rain Spec tators Disappointed. Havana, Feb. 11. Owing to a hard -aln which fell this morning and con tinued fitfully during the day the course over which the 100 and 200-mile auto mobile races were to have been run was Spoiled for fast speeding and the events iwere nostnoned until to-morrow. Ex curstonists who journeyed to various points along the route to watch the con test were greatly disappointed at the postponement. Sovereign Grand Lodge, I. O. O. F, Toronto, Ont., Feb. 11. The meeting of the sovereign grand lodge of the In dependent Order of Odd Fellows will be held here in September. The exeutive committee of the grand lodge has de cided to appropriate $12,000 for the en tertainment of the delegates. Two tfoou- Band dollars will be set aside for prizes for competition in degree work and $1,000 for the Patriarch Militant branch of the order. TROLLEY PL AST DESTROYED. Poughkeepsle Without Service All hut One Car Horned. Poughkeepsle, N. Y., Feb. 11. The en tire plant and equipment of the Pough keepsio City and Wappinger3 Falls Electric Railway company wao destroy ed by fire early this morning, and to day Poughkeepsle is without any sur face railway accommodations, twenty- two of the twenty-three electric cars of the company having been burned. The loss is estimated at $150,000, on which there is an insurance of about $80,000. Within fifteen minutes after the blaze was discovered the interior of the build ing was a mass of flames and the huge dynamos and engines were completely enveloped, being warped and destroyed within a short time. No power could be generated because of a short circuit, and the twenty-two cars In the barn were soon a twisted mass of debris. ALLEGED "LEMON kQUEIZER." Man Arrested in Bristol for New Brit ain Police. Bristol, Feb. 11. Thomas Mlssert was arrested here to-night by Captain Bel den, at the Instance of the New Britain police, and was taken to New Britain later in the evening. The New Britain authorities charge that Missett was one of the parties who- worked the "lemon squeeze game" in that city on January 20, and which resulted in George Tyler losing $50. Missett will have a hearing to-morrow. He is the brother of James Missett, who figured prominently In the capture of Edward G. Cunllffe in Bridgeport for robbing the Adams Ex press company at Pittsburg. WENT DOWN IN FEW MINUTES SOW AND PIGS &EEF CLAIMS ANOTHER COASTER. Schooner Joseph Hay Strikes on One of the Western Ledges Bumps Over and Goes Down at Once Sir Men Comprising the Crew Save Them selves but Lose All Their Effects. ' Vineyard Haven, Iviass., Feb. ' 11 The famous Sow and Pigs reef at the entrance of Vineyard eound claimed another coaster to-day, when the New York tern schooner Jospph Hay, Cap tain C. B- McLean, struck on one of the western ledges, bumped over and sank fifteen minutes later in twelve fathoms of .rater. The six men on board who jumped into their . yawl Without saving any of their belongings, were brought here this afternoon by the tug Dudley Pray. Thi accident took place about 8 o'clock this morning. The weather was clear at the time, and the vessel was running along on the port tack, with a fresh north-northeast breeze. For some reason the Hay was kept in close to the Cuttyhunk shore, from which the l6dges run out two or three miles into the sound. The vessel was making good progress at the time although deeply laden with about 400 tons of coal, which she was carrying from Perth Amboy to St. John, N. B. Sud donly she struck one of the western ledges, crashed along on top of it, and then bumped over into deep water. The crew rushed on deck and started the pumps, but It was seen that the vessel was sinking, so the yawl was hastily cut away. Without attempt ing to get any of their personal ef fects, tlw six men jumped into the lit tle boat. Captain McLean being ..the last to leave the vessel. YEMEN REBELS SUPPRESSED? Turkish Troops, However, Fall to Take Fortress Leave Guns Behind. Constantinople, Feb. 11. According to statements emanating from Turkish sources, Marshal Ahmed Fez! Pasha, commanding the Turkish troops in Ye. men, has returned to Sanaa with a few prisoners and has announced the com plete success of his expedition against the Yemen rebels. Nevertheless, the operatfons against the important fort ress at Shakara, which is occupied by rebels, have been abandoned, the be siegers leaving four guns behind owing to a lack of transport facilities. Yussuf Pasha was wounded during the assaults and Riza Pasha, who formerly com manded the expedition, but was super seded by Marshal Ahmed Fezl Pasha, was killed. WRECK ON ILLINOIS CENTRAL. Three Pnnsenger Coaches and Engine Turn Over. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 11. The Illi nois Central railroad's Chicago and Florida limited, leaving here to-night at 7 o'clock for Chicago, is reported wrecked at Chapmansborough, thirty. four miles west of here. Three passen ger coaches and the engine are said to have turned over. Details are not yet known as there is no telegraph station at Chapmansborough- A wrecking train has gone from here to ttie scene. WISE SUCCEEDS MORGAN. Twenty-three Years Clerk In Quarter master-General's Office. Hartford, Feb. 11. Michael J. wise, for twenty-three years a clerk in the office of the quartermaster general has been appointed assistant Quartermaster general to succeed Colonel H-enry C. Morgan, who died last week. Mr. Wise was appointed clerk during the administration of Governor Waller and has been in the office since that time. The appointment carries witii it the rank of colonel and a salary of $1,800 a year. NEW HAVEN, CONN., MONDAY FEBRUARY 12, 1906. OF IGNORANCE BY BAER SARCASTIC CRITICISM OF THE ACTION OF PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE. The Resolution Instructing the Attor ney-General to Bring Action Against the Anthracite Coal Carrying Roads, If, Upon Inquiry, He Finds They are Violating the Constitution of the State Heading's President Declares Investors In Pennsylvania Securities Need Not Be Alarmed at Vagaries of Legislature. Philadelphia, Feb. 11. George F. Baer, president of the Reading com pany, has issued a statement in rela tion to the action of the house of rep resentatives of Pennsylvania last Fri day In adopting a resolution instruct ing the attorney general to bring court proceeding's against anthracite coal carrying railroads if, upon inquiry, he finds they are violating the constitution of the state. The resolution, whicii will come before-the state senate to-morrow night for action, quotes from article XVII. of the Pennsylvania constitution, which says: "No Incorporated company doing bus iness of a common carrier shall, direct ly or indirectly, prosecute or engage in mining or manufacturing articles for transportation over Its works." The resolution names the Pennsylva nia railroad, the Philadelphia and Reading railroad, and the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad. President Baer's statement Is as fol lows: "My attention has been called to the possibility that there are a great many good people in the country who may take 'the actions of the Pennsylvania legislature seriously, so that, therefore, somo statement of the facts should be made. "First As to the right of the Reading company to own the stock of coal com panies: The legislature seems to be the only law officers and law makers of the state who are ignorant of the pro visions of the constitution of 1873. All the corporations referred to obtained their rights and franchises under char ters granted prior to the adoption pf the new constitution. The frarners 'of toe constitution well know that these were vested rights fully protected by the law of the land, and to prevent any misapprehension the new constitution explicitely declares and all rights, ac tions, prosecutions and contracts shall continue as if this constitution had not been adopted,' and to still further sot forth their meaning It declares that 'all existing charters or grants of special or exclusive privileges under which a bona fide organization shall not have taken place and business been com menced in good faith at the time of the adoption of this constitution, shall thereafter have no validity.' "The supreme court of the state has several times passed upon the effect of the new constitution repealing vested rights and franchises, and have unl- formlly held that these constitutional limitations did not apply to corpora tions existing prior to the passage of the constitution. "But all this can safely be left to the report of the attorney general. The reign of law has not ceased In Pennsyl vanla, and investors in Pennsylvania securities need not be alarmed at the vagaries of the legislature. "Second The resolution avers, 't is alleged that the price of anthracite coal has been raised since the last anthra cite coal strike $1 to $1.23 per ton, yet (Continued on Eighth Page.) WOMEN SUFFRAGISTS Attend Sacred Concert and Divine Ser vice In Baltimore. Baltimore, Feb. 11. After listening to a sacred concert this afternoon, the mu sic. of which was furnished by Edwin M. Shonert, pianist, and Earl J. Pfouts, violin virtuoso, the delegates to the con. ventlon of the Woman's National Suf. frage association attended divine ser vices in Lyric hall, which were presided over by Rev. Anna H. Shaw. There were several brief addresses appropri ate to the occasion, hymns were sung by Rev. Jeannette O. Ferris and Rev. Olympia Brown, and Rev. Antoinette Brown Blackwell offered a prayer. Miss Etta H. Maddox, of Baltimore, sang the "Battle Hymn of the Republic;" Mrs. Maud Ballington Booth delivered an address, after which there was an offering for the benefit of the "Door of Hope" of the Volunteers of America. The convention will continue in session two days longer, when it will adjourn to reassamble in Washington! where the final meeting will be held Wednes day next. KING OF ITALY'S GIFT. Table of Italian Mosaic Work for Miss Roosevelt. Washington, Feb. 11. Of ra're value and beauty is the gift of the king of Italy to Miss Roosevelt upon the occa sion of her marriage. It is a table of Italian Mosaic work, showing scenes from Italian cities and towns. The ta ble was made in Florence and was per sonally selected by the king. Abruixl'a African Trip. Rome, Feb. 11. The Duke cf the Ab ruzzi has definitely arranged to leave in April on an expedition of exploration in Africa. He will land at Mombasa, capital of British East Africa, and aft erwards will cross Lake Victoria Ny anza and climb the Elgon mountains in Uganda, CARDINAL PERRAUD DEAD. Inventory of Cathedral of Autun Pout- poned Out of Respect. Autun, France, Feb. 11. Cardinal Adolphe Perraud, archbishop of Autun, died here Saturday night from pneumo nia. An inventory of the cathedral of Au tun was about to be made Saturday aft ernoon but, hearing that the condition of Cardinal Perraud was much worse, the sub-prefect ordered a suspension of the work' out of respect for the distin guished prelate. , ' : .' 1 Perls, Feb. 11 The news of the death at Autun of Cardinal Perraud was re ceived, with much regret here and pray ers for the repose of the soul were said in the principal churches. FIR ED REVOLVER IN BACKYARD Nnugntuck Man Wounds Neighbor and is Arrested. Naugatuck, Feb. 11. Edward Beck, a foreigner, was arrested to-day as a re sult of discharging several times in his backyard late Saturday night, a revol ver, one bullet from which piercing the side of a house over 100 feet away; struck Gus Balka, the occupant, on the arm, Indicting a superficial wound. Beck, was released under $100 bonds and will be given a hearing to-nnorrow. The firing off of the revolver was in honor of a wedding at Beck's house. RENEWED UNEASINESS OYER MOROCCAN AFFAIR RESULT OF DEADLOCK BETWEEN FRANCE AND GERMANY. Long Despntch from Algeclras, of a Semi-official Nature, Foreshadows an Abortive Result if Not an Actual Rupture Line Reached Beyond Which It Is Impossible to Go Ger many Insists on Her Attitude Re garding Policing of Country. limdon, Feb. 12. Telegrams from continental capitals and editorials in the London newspapers this morning reflect the renewal of uneasiness over the anticipated failure of the Algeclras conference on Moroccan reforms in con sequence of the deadlock on the French and German contentions with regard to the question of police, A long Algeclras dispatch of a semi-official nature, pub lished in Paris to-day, seems to fore shadow an abortive nmilt,. if not tbs actual rupture, of the conference and declares mat the line has been reached beyond which it is impossible that France can go. Special dispatches from Algeclras to the London newspapers admit the crit ical aspect of the situation but counsel patience. They are inclined to the view that Germany having called the con ference, cannot allow it to break down. The editorials decline In any case to bellevq that war could result, even If the conference failed. Paris, Feb. 11. A frsh semi-official note eminatlng from Germany and claiming that Germany's amour propre demands that the police of Morocco be cither regulated by the zone system un der the various powers or entirely en trusted to neutral nations, has attract ed mueh attention here. The Temps to-day devotes Its leading articles to the note, pointing out that either the special rights of France, which were recognized before the open ing of the Algeclras conference, must be confirmed without thereby injuriously affecting the general rights of the other powers, or France's claim mast be en tirely rejected and the general rights of the other powers thus remain unguar anteedin other words, the resumption of the former situation. If, however, the paper says, the con ference at Algeclras gives Its mandate to France, it would be In the nature of a guarantee of the entity of Morocco averting the possibility of French dom ination and permitting all nations to read an equal advantage from the open door. As i whole the powers represent ed at the conference would guarantee the proper carrying out of its decisions. This solution of the question, the Temps declares, is the only one ac ceptable to France. TO SAVE NIAGARA FALLS Petition from 2,500 Residents of New York State. Washington, Feb. 11. Mrs. Miriam Mason Greeley, president of the Na tional Society of the Daughters of the Empire State of New York, will call at the White house to-morrow by appoint ment to present to the president peti tlons bearing the signatures of about 2,500 residents of the state of New York praying for the preservation of Niagara Falls. The petitions are addressed to the president and to the two houses of congress, and ask that legislation be Immediately enacted which will prevent further impairrhent of the volume of water and to preserve the grandeur of the falls. One of the petitions is about seven feet in length. Mrs. Greeley also brinvs with her a badge of the society as a wedding gift to Miss Alice Roosevelt, she being a Daughter of the Empire State. The badge is of beautiful designs. From a gold bar bearing the words "New'York" is suspended, by silk ribbons, a pendant upon which appears the coat-of-arms of the state of New York. Fire in Tlaao Factory. New York, Feb. 11 Fire in the Bra muller piano factory at Tenth avenue and Fifty-first street to-night caused damage estimated at $100,000. DOLAN SAYS STRIKE WOULD BE A FAILURE MINERS OF THIS COUNTRY HAVE NEVER WON BIG SOFT ONE YET. Placed in Ridiculous Position by the Resolution Adopted by the Recent Convention That No District Should Make Settlement Unless All Settled at One Time Mitchell Going to New York to Ask Operators for Contract Which He Has Not the Power to Enter Into. Pittsburg, Feb. 11. President Patrick Dolan, of the local district, United Mine Workers of America, whose resig antion was demanded last week at the convention of delegates from the local union in the dislrict, because he voted with the operators at Indianapolis to mainluin the present wage scale, to night Issued a statement In which he gives his reasons for so voting. Pres ident Dolan says: "In the joint scale committee before the matter was submitted to the Joint convention, the Illinois miners ,and op erators got Into a deadlock over the shut firers' bill. The operators of Il linois stated positively that they would nt-ver sign any agreement which did not compel the miners to pay the wages of the shot, firers. President Ferry, of the Illinois miners, immedi ately replied that the Illinois miners would never agree to allow such a pro vision to go into the scale. "As soon as the miners officials of Illinois saw that they could not get an agreement on local issues In their own state, Secretary-Treasurer W." D. Ry- , of the Illinois miners, presented a resolution in the miners' convention declaring that no district in the United fc' tales would be permitted to make a P'iitiement unless they all settled at one time. This resolution was passed. I voted against H. 1 , "This resolution puts the miners of this country in a ridiculous position. One little district can bring strife and woe and hunger on 600,000 miners just because it has some local difference It cannot adjust. John Mitchell Is going to New York to ask the anthracite op erators for a contract, which he has not the power to enter Into, as the na tional convention has tied him hand and foot. 1 "With these facts In mind, when the Joint convention reassembled, and, the operators offered to reaffirm the present scale, I voted for it openly and honest-1 ly, and so convinced was I of the Jus tice of my opinion, that I refused to retraot in the face of jeers and revll- lngs and threats of bodily harm. I knew In the face of the resolution to tio up all districts until all have set tled, that nothing but a miracle or a complete backdown upon the part of the miners would avert a tremendous strike, the end of which none can fore see, but which threatens us and the country with terrible loss. 'At the convention of the Ameri can Federation of Labor In Pittsburg In November I consulted President Mitchell and W. D. Ryan, as they both told me they would be satisfied with a renewal of the present agreement, but that we ought to demand an advance as a matter of policy. 'Later I consulted President Has- klns, of the Ohio miners; he told me the same thing. After Hasklns had been defeated for re-election, and was relieved of all responsibility, he ad vocated a demand for ten per cent. In crease in wages in his annual address, but the convention of Ohio miners re fused to indorse his position. Is tills fact not significant. Let us be honest about these things. Our wages have been Increased more than 100 per cent., end our hours of labor have, been de- (Continued on Eighth Page.) SURROUNDED BV NATIVES. British Garrison In Thibet Reported Besieged by NatlTes London, Feb. 11. Neither the foreign office nor the India office had any knowledge to-day of the British garri son in Thibet being surrounded by hos tile tribes. Reynolds' Weekly newspaper of Lon don published on Sunday morning a story to the effect that the British- gar. rtson Jeft in Thibet had been surround ed and that an expedition for Its relief was necessary. 'i EARTHQUAKE SHOCK IN ITALY Serious Damage in Calabria Popula tion Terror-stricken. Rome, Feb. 11. An earthquake shock lasting eight seconds caused serious damage in Calabria to-day, especially to Cantanzaro and Monteleone, the pop ulations of which places became terror stricken, left their houses and camped in the streets, notwithstanding the stormy weather prevailing. Fight In Church. St Paul, Minn., Feb. 11. Strife of several weeks' standing among the members of St. James' African M. E. church to-day broke into a struggle that laid two trustees and the pastor, Rev. Mr. Seymour, on the church floor at the close of a sermon on "Brotherly Love." Four Kllledf Two Injured. Washington, Feb. 11. The official re port of the accident on the Southern railway at Greensboro, N. C, early this morning, received at the offices of the company in this city, says that four employes were killed and two injured. No passengers were Injured. THE CARRIKGTQy PUBLISHING CO. LYNCHING IN ALABAMA. Negro Taken From Jail by Mob and Hanged. Gadsden, -Ala., Feb. 11. Bunk Rich. ardson, a negro, charged with the as sault and murder of Mrs. Sarah Smith here July 15 last, was forciblv takon from the jail here at an early hour this morning and hanged to the bridge of me Louisville and Nashvi le railroad. across the Goosa river. Four masketi men went to the Jail, overpowered the fcnenrr and jailer and made short work of the prisoner. . Four negroes were chare-ed with the, crime against Mrs. Smith, two of whom nave oeen Jegally executed. The third, Will Johnson, was recently convicted and sentenced to death, but last week uovernor Jenks commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. Richards-mi the man lynched this morning, had not been inaiciea, cut was in Jail awaiting the action of the grand jury. UAlDUls DISAPPOINTED. Deputy Sheriffs Break Into Shelton Saloon Place Deserted. Shelton, Feb. , 11. Armed with a search warrant Issued by Prosecuting Agent C. H. King, of Bridgeport, dep uty sheriffs from that city came to Shelton to-day and visited the saloon of Dennis Donovan in quest of violators of the Sunday Jiquor law. After vainly trying to get in through a door the dep uty sheriffs smashed through a wire netting and a plate glass window with axes and then crawled into the saloon. The place was deserted, Chief of Po lice Robblns was notified by the search ers and he in turn notified Donovan, who wrathfully went about patching up the broken window. COMPARISON OF RAILROADS PRUSSIAN EXPERTS BELIEVE THEIRS BETTER THAN OURS. Privy Councillors Hoff and, Schwaback Who Came to United States to Study Systems Make Many Striking State mentsRoads Here . Kill Six Times ' and Wound Twenty-nine Times as Many Passengers as Prussian Lines. Berlin, Feb. 11. Privy Councillors M. Hoff and F. Schwabaeh, whom the Prussian government sent to the Unit ed States in 1004 to study American railroad systems, have Just published an exhaustive work on their findings, which is attracting much attention in the German press. HerrOn Hoff and Schwabaeh make many , striking com parisons of the American and Prus sian railroads, often to the disadvan tage of the former. They quote official statistics showing that per million pas sengers carried the American roads killed six times and wounded twenty--iune times as many of them as the Prussian roads. The writers found that the average passenger rate in America was 2.02 cents per mile against 0-98 cents in Prussia, while freight rates nominally average 0.78 cents per ton per mile in the United States against 1-36 cents in Prussia, This comparison the authors affirm, is fallacious, because It ignores some essential facts. The American statistics, they say, include freight car. rled for the railways themselves, while the Prussian statistics show only paid freight. On the other hand the Am erican statistics exclude high class goods carried by express companies, which class Is included in the Prussian figures. Furthermore, they say, the American roads receive immense sums for carrying the malls and the Prus sian lines almost nothing, and, besides, the latter carry a volume of postal packages for which the American roads get large extra sums from the express companies. The original cost of construction of the Prussian lines was 65 per cent, hlfeher per mile than that of the Am erican roads. If conditions were equal ized at all on these points, Herren Hoff and Schwabaeh figure that the American average for freight would be 1.44 cents per ton per mile and that of Prussia 0.95. JEROME ENGAGES COUNSEL. Fleming to Assist Him In Prosecuting Insurance Officials. New York, Feb. 11 Matthew C. Fleming, who was associated with Charles E, Hughes as counsel in the legislative life Insurance investigation has been retained by District Attorney Jerome to assist him in the preparation of the cases against the life insurance company officials whom, it is said, the district attorney will prosecute. It is said Mr. Fleming will enter upon the work this week. LOXGWORTH BETTER. Miss Roosevelt's Fiance Recovering from Attack of Tonsllltls, Washington, Feb. 11. Representative Longworth, of Ohio, who has been suf fering with an attack of tonsilitis, was much Improved to-day. To-night he ate dinner with the members of his household. He will probably be able to go out to-morrow, if the weather con tinues favorable. Soldier and Woman Found Dead. . Concord, N. H., Feb. 11. Frank M, Norton, a private in the Coast artillery and stationed at Fort Wadsworth, New York, and Mrs. Nellie Fagan, of this city, were asphyxiated by gas some time to-day, whether from suicide or accident the authorities are unable to determine. They were Jast seen shortly afret midnight last night, and this aft ernoon, when their room was broken cpen, both were dead and the gas was turned on. PLOT TO OVERTHROW I VICE PRESIDENT TO ACT IV CASE OF FRENCH BLOCK ADE. I Second Vice President Said to Have Se cret Understanding With France Aspires to the Presidency Castro Boasting That He Will Test the Mon roe Doetrine His Army Numbers But 8,000 Instead of 23,000 People Against Him. Willemstad, Curacao, Friday, Feb. 9. Conditions in Venezuela were nn. changed at the date of the latest ad vices from that country. The censori ship is rigid. One report is that tha attitude of President Vlncente Gomez who is said to be plottln: a revniinrinn against President Castro, In case of a x rench blockade, is causing sora anx iety. ; . , It is reported also that General An. tonio Velutiril, second vice president has a Secret linrl.MvataniHr,., ...u ...wril,,g WltH France, and that he presidency. All the turmoil over the French Cable company's concession is attributed to General VeluUni, and It is Said he Will soon ahandrm PuU, . . J 1UU, Castro. The total strength of the Vcntan. Ian army is reported to be 8,000 men, ma not m,vw as the army accounts state. The . total armament Is 60,000 Mauser rifles and 25,000,000 cartridges; eighty pieces of small artillery of old fashioned types, and ten modern guns In position at the ports. , . the treasury shows a balance of tsnft . 000. President Castro' is sslld in ha Hnact. lng that he will test the Monroe flnr.. trine. - The renorts sav that the. heat lnf- matlon in Venezuela shows that nvn or any other power can rely upon al most tne entire populace to fight Pres ident uastro, and that anxiety is ev erywhere expressed for the arrival of the French to solve the problem, which is beyond the resources of the Ven ezuelans. - , Money will be decldelv spa mo 1f ft a war should break out, and the Ven ezuelan government has made no pro vision whatever for the commissariat. President Castro continues his' cam paign .against foreigners, and has ex pelled a man named Van Kestern. MUNICIPAL OWNEUiR. Maltble Sails to Make Arrangements for American Study Abroad. New York, Feb. 11. Milo R, Maltbie, one of the expert members'of the public ownership commission of the National Civic Federation, which is organized to examine into the relative merits of municipal and private ownership of quasi-public utilities in this c6untry and started abroad, sailed for London yesterday on the steamer1 .Minneapolis to make arrangements for the visit of the entire commission to England in May. The commission has completed all of Its plans and has aotively begun the work of investigation In this coun try. As the commission is composed of men representing different views on the subject of municipal ownership and op eration two sets of engineers, account ants and other experts have been se cured, one of which is inclined towards public ownership and operation, and the other towards private control. In that way only the committee determined could all the facts for and against mu nicipal ownership and operation be brought about and a report secured that should have appreciable value. WITH PISTOL AND BIBLE, Son of Minister Found ' Wandering Streets of Hackensack. j New York, Feb. 11. With a pistol In one pocket and a Bible In another, Day. ton Tounley, twenty-three years old, who says he is a son of Dr. L. B. Toun ley, of Youngatown, O., was found wan dering on the streets of Hackensack, N. J., to-Jday and taken In custody by the police. The young man Is being held until his relatives can be communi cated with. Tounley says he Inherited a small for tune recently and came east to join Ma son's Angel Dancers' colony at Wood cliff, N. J. No one from the colony met him at the train, and he declared he had been ashamed to ask any one the way to the place. A SCH ENBRO ED EL OFFICERS. Annual Meeting Re-elects Former Staff and Manager Posenhelm. The annual meeting of the Asehen broedel was held yesterday afternoon The following officers were re-elected: Louis Felsberg, president; Frank Fichtl, vice president; C. H. Holton, treasurer; H. G. Nichols, secretary, Bert Cass and A. F. Malone were elect ed to serve with the above named offi cers as a board of directors. Chris Por zenheim was re-elected manager. Shipping News. New York. Feb. 11. Arrived: Steam ers Celtic, Naples; Sicilian Prince, Na ples, Palermo and Madeira. New York, Feb. 11, Wireless Reports. Steamer Statendam. Rotterdam and Boulogne for New York in communi cation with Sable Island, N. S-, noon to-day, 700 miles east of Sandy Hook; will dock 2 p. m. Tuesday. Steamer Kroonland, Antwerp and Dover for New York. In communica tion with Siasconset, Mass., S:iO p. m., 120 miles east Nantucket lightship; will dock 2:30 p. m. Monday.