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NEW HAVEN. CONN., MONDAY MAY 7, 1906. PEICE TWO CENTS. THE CARELNTGTON PUBLISHING CO. WOUNDED BY A B01 BIS AIDE-DE-CAMP, SENTRY AXD THE ASSASSIN ARE KILLED. itJovernor General of Moscow on Way to Palace When the Deadly Missive la Hurled at His Carriage By Chang ing Bit Route He Ran Into the Very '. Peril He Was Seeking to Avoid-r-, Thrown From His Carriage and Under th Horses' Heels. Moscow, May 6 'A bomb was thrown at the carriage o Vice Admiral Dou bassoff, governor general of Moscow, as he was being driven to the palace to-day. He was wounded in the foot and his aide-de-camp and a sentry were killed. The man Who threw the ibomb was also killed. He wore an of ficer's unioform. Access to the palace Is bailer. Governor General Doubassoff was re turning ir an open carriage from the Uspenski cathedral, and the Outrage took place outside the carriage en trance to his palace. Several bystand ers were injured. According to the route decided upon In advance the governor general should have returned to the palace by the side entrance; but during the drive he changed his route and thereby ran into the peril he was seeking to avoid. Vice Admiral Doubaasoff's life was saved by the poor aim ot his would-be assassin. The bomb exploded on the pavement several paces to the rear of his carriage, hurling the mutilated corpse of the terrorist several yards backward and tearing oft one arm and the face of an aide, who was descend. Ing from the carriage. Governor Dou- Ibaissoff was thrown from his carriage fend under the horses' heels. His back was burned and 'his leg bruised, but Ihe -was able to walk unasslste Into the palace. The coachman's skull was fractured and he was taken to a hospital. , It Is thought the assassin was the student in whose rooms a bomb ex ploded Saturday, killing three ac complices, but who at the time was watching the palace from a room In the hotel opposite. Governor General of Ekaterlnoslav As sassinated. Ekaterinioslav, May 6. The governor general of Ekaterlnoslav was assassi nated on Saturday evening by six un known persons, who fired volleys from revolvers at him and escaped. MAY CALL STRIKE OFF. Charge That Longshoremen's Associa tion lias Been Deceived. Buffalo, N. Y., May 6. A special to the Express from Cleveland says: In dications are that the sympathetic strike of workers on the great lakes twill soon be called off. It is charged that President Keefe of the 'Long shoremen's association called his or ganization and Its affiliated labor bod ies out on sympathetic strike on the misrepresentations of the Lake Pilots' (Protective association. It is charged that the lake pilotw presented their membership to be 1900 when in reality St Is about 325. Many of the pilots here have failed ko obey the Btrlke order. Reports all along the lakes indicate that the strike is being gradually brok. en. Some vessels are working with non-union crews, and their cargoes ihave been unloaded and re-shipped by non-union men right along the docks where the unions were supposed to be strongest. President Keefe is angered at ibeing led to call a sympathetic strike for a lost cause, and is about to order his men back to work. $300,000 FOR GREELY. Taft Places This Amount at Disposal of General. .Washington, May 6. Following rep resentations made to the war depart ment by Major-General Greely, com manding the department of the Pacific, Secretary Taft has placed at the dis posal of that officer an amount approx imating $300,000 of the relief fund of $2, 600,000 appropriated by congress for the relief of the San Francisco earthquake sufferers. With this money General Greely will pay for supplies already purchased and others which am need ed, including fresh meat, which, he says, is indispensable. Supplies here tofore issued, including tents, from the quartermaster's stores, etc., and which had been charged agalnstj this appro priation of $300,000, will be returned to the army and are available for future HARTiORD CHILD KILLED. Struck by Trolley Car In Attempting to Cross Street. Hartford, May 6. Maria Lowe, the seven-year-old daughter of James ILowe, was run over and almost in Btantly willed by a trolley car here to night The car had to be jacked up before the body, which was badly mangled, could be taken from beneath It. The child, in company with a com panion, it is said, was crossing the street and did not see the car. No blame, it is stated, attaches to the mo. torman of the car. Shot Wife Dead on Street. iLong Branch, N. J., May 6 Thad deus Burch, who came here from Vir ginia, in seach of his wife who left him some time ago, met the woman on Khe street to-night and after a few words shot her dead. He was arrest, ed and declared his love for bis wife impelled, the deed. PRISCILLA TOWED IN. Disabled Through an Accident to Her Port Wheel. Newport, R. I., May 6. The Fall Riv er line steamer Priscilla, which became disabled through an accident to her port wheel in Naa?agansett bay last night, arrived in Newport to-night in tow of the freighter City of Taunton from Fall River. Most of the passen gers remained on board the Priscilla through the night, and were removed early to-day by the steamer Puritan of the same line. The Puritan took the passengers to Fall River, where they proceeded to New York by special train. The freight on the Priscilla was remov ed by the steamer New Hampshire and taken to New York this morning. The steamer Providence of the same line, which has been out of commission at this port, was hurriedly put in shape to take the place of the Priscilla, which will be removed from the line for sev eral days for repairs. . , STRObGLY ENDORSED. Action of New Foundland Cabinet Against American Fishermen. St. Johns, N.,F.,'May 6. Public sen timent throughout the colony strongly supports the Bond cabinet's aggressive enactment against the American fish erman, while from views expressed in official circles, It appears probable that the premier has the en dorsement of the British government, 'which bellves the restrictive measures proposed are within the colony's legal rights. The government will employ whaling vessels in addition to the revenue cruis er in enforcing the bail act against American fishing vessels. The new foreign fishing vessels bill is expect, ed to pass the upper house of the leg islature to-morrow. Both houses Will be prorogued Wednesday. LAND FRAUD INDICTMENTS NAMES OF' TWENTY-ONE AC CUSED MADE PUBLIC. Warrants to be Issued at Once tor Their Arrest Range In Occupation from Saloonkeeper to Lawyers, Ed itors and Business Men Charged With Conspiracy to Secure 200,000 of Fine Timberland In Oregon, Portland, Ore., May 6. Late last night United States District Attorney W. C. Bristol made public "the names of twenty-one persons against whom a government land-fraud indictment was returned by a federal grand jury which ended its hearings to-day and was dis charged. The indictment, which charges con spiracy to secure 200,000 acres of fine timber land in Crook, Lake and Kla math counties, Oregon, names the fol lowing subjects. F. W. Gilchrist, Ralph Gilchrist,' Pat rick Calligan and James McPherson, Alpena, Mich.; H. W. Stone, Benson, Minn.; Baron C A. M. Q. S. Schlier hola, Little Rock, Ark,; Judge H. R. Brink, Charles M. Elklns and Jack Combs, Prineville, Ore.; D. F. Stoffa, editor of the Crook County Journal of Prineville; B. F. All, A. C. Palmer, H. J. Palmer, T. H. Watkins and E. M. White, Portland, Ore.; E. Doregan, F. J. Devlne, F. J. Collins and Malcom McAlpln, Albany, Ore-; J. W. Hopkins, Vancouver, Wash.; W, W. Brown, Se attle, Wash. If the allegations of the indictment are true the mode of fperations was similar to those of nearly all the con spiracies which have been found in this state. Warrants will be issued at once for the arrest of the accused, who range in occupation from saloonkeepers to law yers, editors and business men. Washington, May 6. Secretary Hitch cock received a telegram announcing the indictment of t wenty-one well known, citizens at Portland, Ore., in land cases, as told in a press dispatch from that city. Mr. Hitchcock stated that he was exceedingly gratified with the result of the investigation, and that the government's case was considerably strengthened because of the heavy bond fixed by the court, $4,000 in each case. He said that it was the Intention of the department to secure a speedy trial of the cases, if possible, and that he ex pected further reports from agents in the middle western states who are con ducing an investigation along the same lines. The lrregularies charged are said to be under the timber and stone act. BROKER SUICIDES Leland W. Folsom, of Boston, Shoots Himself. Boston, May 6. Leland W. Folsom, who had for several years been a fa miliar figure in State street brokerage business in this city, is dead from a self-inflicted bullet wound. Folsom reg istered at the Crawford house Saturday under an assumed name, and that eve ning a shot was heard in his room. He was found dead, and It was some time before he was identified. An ef fort was made to keep the suicide sec ret, but it became known to-night. Fi nancial reverses are supposed to have led to the act. Folsom was abbut for ty-five lears old and is survived by a wife. Candidate for U. S. Senator. Omaha, Neb., May 6. The candidacy of Edward Rosewater, proprietor of the Omaha Bee, for nomination for United States senator at the coming republi can state convention, will be announced to-morrow morning in the Bee in a signed article by his son, Victor Rose Kates, managing s4iior HAS NOT WEAKENED GN RAILROAD HATE MEASURE PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT REIT ERATES HIS VIEWS ON QUESTION. In Telegram He Declares He is Stand ing on His Original Position Be lieves Congress Will' Take Same At titudeAllison Amendment Only De claratory of What Hepburn Bill Means Supposing It to he Constitu tional. Washington, May 6. President Roosevelt to-day reiterated his view on railroad rate legislation in a tele gram sent to the legislative committee of the Pennsylvania state grange. The telegram follows: Washington, May 6. "W. F. Hill and Members Legislative Committee, Pennsylvania State Grange, Harrisburg, Pa.: "Telegram received. I am happy to tell you that not only am I standing on my original position as regard's rate legislation, but it seems likely that con gress will take this position too. The Hepburn rate bill meets my views, as I have from the beginning stated. The Allison amendment is only declaratory of what the Hepburn bill mu3t mean supposing it to be constitutional, and no genuine friend of the bill can object to it without stultifying himself. "In addition I should be glad to get certain amendments such as those commonly known as the fLong and Overman amendments, but they are not vital and even without them, the Hepburn bill with the Allison amend ment contains practically exactly what I have both originally and always elnce asked for, and if enacted into law it will represent the longest step ever yet taken in the direction of solving the railway rate problem. "Theodore Roosevelt.'' MODERATES IN CONTROL. Will Direct Policy of Russian Constt tlonal Democrats. St. Petersburg, May 6. Tba moder ates carried another feature of the pro gramme of the constitutional democrat ic congress to-day by adopting the proj ect of party organization which places the control of both the policy and the tactics of the party in the hands of the national congress and its executive arm, 'the central committee. This project was introduced on Saturday and was bitterly fought by the extremist wing of the party. The deputies spent most of the day discussing their tactics for agitation in the country, and at the evening session the agrarian programme fixing the maximum size of farms, the redistribu tion, through government agency, of lands exceeding this maximum, etc., was introduced. The radicals immedi ately attacked this, demanding the na tionalization land socialization of al lands. A feature of the session was the pic turesque scene when the news was re ceived of the attempt upon the life of Governor-General Doubasoff at Mos cow. It was then supposed that the at tempt had been successful. The con vention took a recess and cheered the assassin and the deed for ten minutes. During the evening news also was re ceived of the assassination of the gov ernor of Elizabethpol in revenge for his savage repressions in the Caucasus. SIXTY ZULUS K1LLID. Disastrous Attack on British Colonial Pursuing Force. Durban, Natal, May 6. Colonel Man sell's column, which is pursuing the Zulu rebels under Chief Bambaata, was attacked to-day by 200 Zulus while descending a precipitous hill near the grave of Chief Catlwayo. Bixty Zulus wer.e killed. Colonel Mansell had three men wounded. Mansell was engaged in a reconnois sance from Fort Yolland. He was co operating with other columns in ex pelling the rebels from a forest with a view to cutting Bambaata off from es cape. He thought the Zulu attackers iwere Bambaata's men. They number ed altogether over a thousand men and attempted to employ the crescent for mation adopted In the Zulu war, and only Colonel Mansell's prompt disposi tion of his forces prevented disaster. The Zulus displayed desperate fury. They were armed with rifles and asse gais, and evidently had been drugged by witch doctors, who pretend to be able to render them Impervious to bul lets. WOMAN OOREU BY COW. Mrs. Paul Popp, of Sonth Norwalk, In Critical Condition. South Norwalk, May 6. Mrs. Paul Popp was frightfully gored to-day at her home here by a cow owned by her The animal horns tore a gash four Inches long under her left art, and another an inch long on the right side of her chest, besides inflicting bruises all over her body. The woman is now in a critical condition. Witte May Go to Paris. London, May 7. The Daily Tele graph's St. Petersburg correspondent savs it is reported that Count Witte may be appointed Russian ambassador to Paris. Monkish "Black Clergy" Elect. St. Petersburg, May 6. The monkish "Black clergy" to-day elected as repre Bentatices to the council of the empire Antonious, metropolitan of St. Peters bury; Arehgishop Imitri of Odessa, and Arriniiishor. AiiiBul.ua Qt JitQffiir, STRUCK . BY TRAIN. Railroad Watchman Sustains Com pound Fracture of Right Leg. Bernard Shanley, a watchman em ployed by the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, was. struck by a train at the Spring street gate about 9 o'clock last night. He was hurried to the New Haven hospital in the police ambulance. There it was found that he had sustained a compound fracture of the right leg beJow the knee and sev eral scalp wounds. He was resting com fortably late last night, j Shanley 'was unable to tell "just how the accident took place. i He is about for.ty years old and lives at 69 Frank street. TWAIN HAS I.ROM HITIS. Compelled to Indefinitely Postpone De parture for New Hampshire. New York, May 6. Mark 'twain, who had planned to leave this city on Sat urday for Dublin, N. H., where he was to spend the summer, has been com pelled to postpone his departure indefi nitely owing to an attack of bronchitis. He tock to his bed on Tuesday last with a slight cold, but he fully expected to be well enough to leave town on Satur day. A mild . case of bronchitis, how ever, developed on Thursday, and a physician has since been In attf-ndance. Mr. Clemens is now seventy years old. TO RESUME WORK IN MINES NEXT MONDAY SUB-SCALE COMMITTEE LEAVES FOR NEW YORK TO-DAY. To Meet Operator This Afternoon Little Doubt but They Will be As sured There Will be No Discrimina tion Shown When Men Are Ordered Back Will Accept Three-Year Agree ment If Operators AVU1 Net Make One for Two. ' t Scranton, May 6. Nothing developed to-day to disturb the general belief that a strike of the anthracite mine work ers has been averted. There seeme to be every assurance that the sub-scale committee of the organization which will go to New York' early to-morrow morning for .a conference In the after. noon with the operators will be assur ed by the latter that there will be no discrimination shown In case the men are ordered back to work and that the term of the agreement is to last will be readily agreed upon. It Is felt that the readjustment of working conditions can be made at each colliery in a very short time, pro viding the men use a little patience and that the foremen make an extra effort to restore peace and harmony. " The sub-scale committee Is compos. ed pf President -Mitchell; 'the three dis trict presidents and the three district secretaries. They will return to this city from New York after the confer. ence to-morrow afternoon and will re port to the convention Tuesday morn ing at a special session. It is expected that the convention will ratify their re port and vote for a resumption of work on Monday, May 14, under' the 1903 award of the anthracite strike commis. slon, which the miners' convention voted to accept .Saturday. While President Mitchell would pre fer an agreement for two years, both he and the other members of the com mlttee, it is understood, will bow to the wishes of the operators and accept an agreement for three years, if the latter desire it. NEWS OF GAPON FROM CHICAGO. Norodny Declares Priest Is Living in Switzerland. Chicago, May 6 "Father Gapon has not been killed by Russian anarchists. On the contrary, he is in Switzerland, alive and well, as I positively know," said Ivan Ivanovitch Norodny, in an address before a socialist gathering this afternoon. Narodny came to the United States with Maxim Gorky to spread the propaganda of the Russian social democrlts. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Indus trial workers of the world as a protest against the arrest of Haywood and Moyer of the Western Federation of Miners in connection with the assassin ation of former Governor Frank Steu nenberg of Idaho. Narodny added that only last Monday a friend in Washington, D. C, had re ceived a cable dispatch from Father Gapon. CORONER GIVES VERDICT. Hnlda E. Johnson to be Burled To day. Coroner Mix yesterday gave his ver dict that the death of Hulda E. John son was due to criminal abortion. The funeral services will be held this after noon at 2:30 o'clock at the undertaking rooms of W. H. Graham. & Co. Rev Mr. Nellsen will officiate. The Inter ment will be In Westville cemetery. Serious Auto Accident. New York, May 6. In an automobile accident to-day in Broadway Park near White Plains, N. T., Gifford Cochran, a carpet manufacturer of Yonkers, was seriously injured. The automobile collided wltn a truck, the horses of which were killed. In Mr. Cochran's party were Joseph Pulitzer, jr., Mrs. Cochran, Misg Sally D. Dixon. and George Simpson, the chauffeur. Al though the car was completely wrecked and the occupants thrown out only Mr, Cochran yt&s- seriously- burt. INAUGURATION OF THE I DISTINGUISHED FOREIGNERS REACH CAPITAL TO WITNESS HISTORIC EVENT. Fears That Government Might Attempt to Dissolve It Before It Had Oppor tunity to Do Anything Are Van ishing More Hopeful Feeling That Country Will Enter Smoothly Into Parliamentary Life Partly Due to Moderate Attitude of Constitutional Democrats. , St. Petersburg, May 6- The members of the national parliament and of the council of the empire are arriving here on every train. Quite a number of dis tinguished foreign visitors are journal ists already have reached St. Peters burg to witness Thursday's great his toric event the inauguration of the Russian parliament. The fears that the government might attempt to dissolve the parliament be fore it had the opportunity of accom plishing anything are vanishing, and, despite the bomb outrage at Moscow to-day and the continued irreconcilable attitude of the extreme revolutionists, there is, a more hopeful feeling that Russia may enter smoothly into par liamentary life. This is due not only to the moderate attitude of the constitu tional democratic majority, whose lead ers with admirable self-restraint are holding the extremists among them in check, but to the manifest desire of the government to avoid a conflict. The new cabinet has announced a policy of hands off, with practically saying that the parliament shall have carte blanche, and that so long as it does not attempt to meddle with the fundamental laws of the empire the parliament will be al lowed to offer Its own solution for the crying agrarian problem. . With this attitude of the government, if it is sincerely carried out, the con stitutional democrats, for the, ' present, are content. They believe their final victory, when the emperor, will be fore. ed to grant a constitution, is not far off few months at most especially if in the meantime they are permitted to ac complish something tangible which will strengthen them with tha country. The Associated Press to-day talked with M. Naboukoff, the leader of the (constitutional democrats, who said frankly that hl party had no desire at present to have a premier and cabinet even if It could. Such responsibility would place it upon the- defensive, while by remaining in opposition, with, the country behind it, the chances of forc ing a complete surrender were increas ed Instead of being diminished. The little group of socialists of the (Continued on Sixth Page.) ENGINEER DOUGH E li if BLA MED Responsibility Placed for Wreck That Cost Ten Lives. Altoona, OPa., May 6. The official re port of the collision Friday night be tween the eastbound Chicago mall train and the westbound Chicago and St. Louis " express on the Petersburg cut-off of the Pennsylvania railroad which caused the death of ten persons and the Injury, of many others, lays the tolame on Engineer J. T. Doughetry, who was hauling the westbound train. He was given orders to wait at the end of the double track at Carlln to permit the eastboutid train to pass, but he misunderstood them and continued out on the single track. Engineer Dough erty, the report says, did not deny that he had made a mistake when before the officials for examination. The injured at Altoona hospital are doing well, and with the exception of a colored boy, name unknown, who is still in a serious condition, all are on the road to recovery. TRADE WITH BRAZIL. Amounted to 9110,000,000 for the Last ' Fiscal Year. Washington, May 6 A bulletin is sued by the department of commerce and labor says that the trade of the United States with Brazil aggregates sum than with any other country of sum tha with any other country of South America. Our Imports from Bra zil for the fiscal yea 1905 aggregated $99,843,094 against $15,354,901 from Ar. gentina and $11,071,613 from Chile. Ex. ports to Brazil from the United States in 1905 were but $10,9S5,096 against $23, 664,066 to Argentina and formed less than one-fifth of our total exports to South America. Of tht Imports from Brazil In 1905 $64,000,000 was coffee, $28, 600,000 Indian rubber and $2,750,000 hides and skins. Comparing conditions in 1905 with those of 1895 the bulletin says the to tal exports to Brazil shows a falling off from $15,165,079 in 1895 to $10,985,096 in 1905, the decrease occurring chiefly in provisions. To Inquire Into Second Class Mall Mat, ter. Washington, May 6. Postmaster General Cortelyou ha's recommended to congress the appointment of a commis slon to inquire into the subject of sec ond class mall matter with a view to ascertaining what modifications of the present second class laws are necessary, the commission to render Its report to congress not later than December 10, 1906. Mrs. Porter Palmer's Mother Dead. Chicago, May 6. Mra. Henry Hon ore, mother of Mrs. Potter Palmer, died at her home to-day as the result of a fall last Monday. She was eighty yeara Old SUNDAY BASKBALL STOPPED. Stamford and Greenwich Cut Out the Sport. Stamford, May 6. Sunday baseball here and In Greenwich wais stopped to day by the authorities. During the past two years It has been the custom of the Stamford team, a -semi-professional nine, to play out of town teams at Keeler's Hill, just Inside the Greenwich line, and that attendance at these games has been anywhere between 1, 000 and 3,000. Recently a new baseball team was organized here and had pre pared another field at Keeler's hill. Both Stamford teams and their opponents were on the grounds to-day and about to begin the game when Deputy Sheriff Ritch of Greenwich appeared .with sev eral constables and refused to allow the games to proceed. It was stated that complaints had been made by Greenwich people regarding the games and that the authorities had decided to prohibit them. PUBLICITY BILL AMISDMENTS. Perry Belmont Does Wot Think His Or ganization Will Object. Washington, May 6. Perry Belmont was asked to-day what he thought, of the proposed aendments to the publicity bill. He replied. "I believe the proposed amendments will improve the bill, which already covers national and congressional com mittees, but did not provide for the publication of contributions and expen ditures until the close of the campaigns, while the amendments provide for pub lication both before and after elections. As the principle of publicity Is preserv ed intact by the amendments I am con fident that no member of our organiza tion will object to them-" SUNDAY IN SAN FRANCISCO FIR& T A CCID ENT IN DYNAMITING OF DASGEROUS WALLS Three Soldiers Burled Beneath Falling Debris For First Tims Since Earth quake All Municipal Offices Were ClosedAmong the Churches Open Air Services Are the Rule Coroner's List of Fatalities Dwindles. . , San Francisco, May 6. The first ac cident in connection with' the dyna miting of dangerous walls by engineers of the army, took place to-day. The engineers were working In the down town quarter. They had Just exploded two charges of dynamite under the fa cade of a tall rulri, and a third charge was about to be Jlred when the wall fell. Three soldiers were burial, but a mass of twisted iron partly shielded them and only one was hurt. For' the first time since the earth quake all municipal departments were closed to-day. Among churches open air services were the rule, even where the buildings were unharmed. At Golden Gate park the usual Sunday afternoon concert was given before thousands of persons. That the people are beginning to look for diversion was shown last night when a great crowd assembled to see a vaudeville show at a hall in Fllmore street. The authorities at the last mo ment refused to permit the perform ance. Two arrests for selling liquor were made to-day. Coroner Walsh, after revising his list of victims of fire and earthquake to day, informed MaJorGeneral Greely that the total number of cases handled by his office was 319, of which 134 were identified. This report shows thirty nine fewer fatalities than given by a previous count. Streets cf the burned region were crowded to-day by sightseers. Every train from near-by towns and every boat was packed with people eager to get a glimpse of the city's devastation, and almost every third person carried a camera. In expectation of the crush of people booths of street fakirs sprang up, over night along the curbs on the cleared streets, prepared to furnish refresh ments, and most of them enjoyed a profitable trade. In many instances the booths were labeled with the names of former famous hostelries, and the in congruity of "hot frankfuters five cents" beneath "Palace Hotel" provok ed a smile from pedestrians. Construction of new building and tearing down of ruins continued to-day on all sides. Several hundred frame buildings now appear on the site of de stroyed structures, and foundations are preparing for many more. THE TAB AH AFFAIR. Great Britain Declines Sultan's Request to Reopen Discussion. Constantinople, May 6. The sultan has attempted to reopen discussion re garding the Tabah affair, but the Brit ish ambassador has declined to do Bo lt is reported that the sultan wishes to submit the question to The Hague. Owing to the intervention of the feast of Mulud no reply to the note presented to Ihe porte last Thursday by Sir Nich olas O'Conor, the British ambassador, is expected before Wednesday. London, May 6. A dispatch to a news agency says that the British fleet under Vice-Admiral Lord Char-lea Beresford has arrived in Phaleron Bay. All Provisionally Released. Paris, May 6. All the persons arrest ed recently for connection with the al leged royalist plot against the security of the government hav beea provision ally, released. RHODE ISLAND FULLED OFF VIRGINIA SHOAL POUR POWERFUL NAVAL TUGS FLOAT THE NEW BATTLE SHIP. Cruiser Minneapolis Stands By-rJn- able to Get a Hanser Aboard Strand ed Vessel Every Piece of Movable Material Shifted From the Forward Part of the Ship to Lighten Her In That Quarter Extent of Injury to the Warship Not Known. Richmond. Va.. Mav fS.A the Times-Dispatch from Norfolk saye: The battleship Rhode Island mna fixat ed to-night after having been aground va me xons spit bar since Saturday morning. It was due to the efforts of four powerful naval tugs the Uncas, wanneta, .Hercules and Mohawk that the big warship was drawn from, the sandbar. She was floated at Wo-h ha at 6:30 o'clock this afternoon. Tha United States cruiser Minneapolis stood, by and saw the Rhode Island pulled off the shoals, and would have assisted in getting her off but for her inability to get a hawser aboard the battleship. When the naval tugs reached the stranded warship after a thirty-mile run rrom the Norfolk navy yard they found the Rhode Island's bow high on the shoal at the eastern entrance to York river. Early this mornmg the Minneapolis endeavored to get a line aboard the Rhode Island's stem with the assistance of the naval tug Uncas. In maneuvering the Uncas was in col lision with the Rhode Island rled away part of her rail. Later the Mohawk went aground alongside the Rhode Island while pass ing a hawser aboard that vessel, but eventually got afloat. . Efforts to float the Rhode Island at high tide this morning did not move the vessel. At low tide to-day the battle ship was drawing twenty-four feet of water aft and eighteen feet forward. Water was pumped from her forward tanks and every piece of movable ma terial was shifted from the forward part of the ship with the view of light ening that quarter. The ship and the naval tugs tandemed up at high tide for try at the battleship. Theif ef forts were successful. The Rhndn is land then dropped anchor in the mouth ' of the York river, and will, come to Hampton Roads to-morrow morning. The extent of the Injury to the ship is not known to-night It develops that mere was no native pilot taken on 'board the vessel when she entered -the capes. The Virginia pilots say that one was offered ibut refused, no other pi lot would have undertaken to take the ship to York bay. The battleship is supposed to have passed In the Virginia Capes at 4:43 o'clock vesterd'av mornlne. It took her probably three hours to get from the capes to the point at which she ran aground, and it that is true she went ashore at high water. JEWIfH CHARITY SOCIETIES- Biennial Meeting of National Confer, ence In Philadelphia. Philadelphia, . May 6 The biennial meeting of the national conference of Jewish charities which brings together representatives of every Jewish charity of any importance In the United States was formally opened to-night in Ken eseth Israel temple, this city, and will continue - until Wednesday. -The ad dress of welcome was made by Wil liam B, Haokenburg, and this was fol lowed by an address by the president of the oonference. Judge Julian W. Mack of Chicago. The report of the committee on distribution was read by Cyrus D. Sulzzerger of New York. The Jewish Publication society of America also held Its annual meeting here to-day, at which the following of ficers were elected: President, Edwin Wolf of Philadelphia; vice president, Dr. Henry W. Lelpslger of New York; treasurer, Henry Fernberger of Phila delphia; secretary, Lewis W. Stein bach of Philadelphia. CHARGED WITH ARSON. Rev. C. C. Stuart Bain Accused of Set ting Fire to Church. Waterloo, N. Y., May 6. Rev. C- C Stuart Bain, pastor of the First Bap tlist church of Waterloo, was arrested here to-day on a charge of arson In the third degree and arraigned in police court. The hearing was adjourned un--til Tuesday and Mr. Bain was commit ted to Jail. His church here was burn ed March 6 last. The pastor's arrest to-day followed a long examination be fore District Attorney Bodlne during which Mr. Bain .was asked to explain certain letters he in alleged to have re ceived concerning the church and which the prosecution claims- he wrote him self. Mr. Bain denied having set fire to the church. He caroe here last Oc tober from Newburgh sitid no cause can be assigned for his alleged acts. Bnrrlt'a Island Bought. South Norwalk, May 6. An import ant real estate sale was consummated here yesterday when John MoMuJlen, a New York capitalist, secured Burrttt'a Island, which lies Just off this place, and is one of the handsomest islands to the sound. The property is valued at about $40,000. Boston Cigar Makers Strike To-day. Boston, May 6. It was announced at the headquarters of the Cigar Makers' union to-night that arrangements were complete for the strike of cigar maker which will be Instituted to-morrow to enforce the union's demand for a wage increase. It is thought that about 1,200 men, employed in tho six principal ch tjar,. to.9ifeJip4dtJE.-3-Bti?il,1jf '