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VOL LXXNO. 122. PRICE TWO CEKTS. - NEWHAYEy, COiOr.. TUESDAY MAY 29 1906, THE CAEEDTGTO PUBLISHING
TROOPS MAY BE USED AGAINST PARLIAMENT JiUSSIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT SUDDENLY SUMMONED TOST. PETERSBURG. ' Rumors or a Shift In the Ministry Everywhere Current in the Capital No One in the Present Cabinet to Read the "Handwriting on the Wall" I .Present Temper of Parliment Such That It May Not Listen to Any Prop osltion However Liberal. Novgorod, Russia, May 28.-The Vi . borg infantry regiment in garrison here has suddenly been summoned to St. Petersburg. The officers ?ay the regi ment will be quartered in barracks near the Tauride palace, and add that they expect to fee used against parlia ment. St. Petersburg, May 28. Rumors of a shift in the ministry are everywhere current to-night. It Is persistently re ported here and at Moscok that former Finance Minister Shlpoff has received an urgent summons to Peterhof to con fer with Emperor Nicholas;, presuma bly with regard to the formation of a new cabinet, although he has frequent ly expressed his unwillingness to take 'over the premiership. A dispatch from Moscow to The Associated Press re ports that M. Shlpoff left that city late to-day for St. Petersburg, but that It was Impossible to ascertain whether his coming is or Is not in response to im perial command. It is possible that M. Shipoff'a only errand is to attend the session of the council of the empire to morrow but the present situation is bo plainly impossible that a shift, is not at all improbable. It is also rumored that Prince Urusoff has ib?en summoned to an audience of the emperor. In the meanwhile the present minis try, among whom there is no Daniel to read the handwriting on the fall in the attitude of the lower house of par liament, is calmly going ahead with its agrarian programme, which is hopes to submit to the lower house within a fortnight and contrary to expectation, to provide for the distribution of mil lions of acres of crown lands in Euro pean Russia. All this seems to be labor lost, as in the present temper of para liament, which has taken the bit in its teeth, no proposition from the govern ment, however liberal, as was shown by lbs reception to-day of the speech of Minister of Justice Shtcheglovitoff, is apt to receive the slightest consider ation. . , The government's policy, which the Associated Pre3 13 authorized to an nounce, is founded on the expectation that enough land can bo obtained by the division of the enown lands, the clearing of a portion of the imperial forests, and the voluntary sales of private estates to meet the land hun ger of the peasants without the neces sity of forced expropriation. Outlining these plans, Minister of Agriculture Stichinsky said this evening that the government had at itsxdisposal 25,000, 000 acres, composed of 10,000,000 acres of crown arable lands situated largely in the Volga region, 6,250,000 acres of clearalble forests and 8,750,000 acres of private estates, the owners of which have announced their readiness to sell. Without doubt thousands of other land owners will be only too anxious to dis pose of their holdings at reasonable prices. These lands will be sold to peas ants on time through the Peasants bank, the payments not commencing for several years. This porgramme, in addition to the colonization of Siberia and central Asia contemplates the improvement of the agricultural methods of the peasantry, which are primitive and unproductive in the extreme, and for . bringing the peasants, whose gregarlousness leads to their gathering in villages, and In towns of a population as high as 30,000 nearer to their lands. C1I4RGED WITH EMBhZZLEMENT Ernest Trecartln, Former Delivery Clerk for Howe & Stetson Co. Ernest Trecartln was arrested by Detective Donnelly yesterday afternoon on a charge of embezzlement from the Howe & Stetson company. There are three counts against Trecartln charg ing him with stealing amounts varying from 57 cents to $12, which were taken during the months of February, March end April. The whole sum embezzled iwaa $65. Trecartin, who lives with his family at 86 Ohapel street, was employed by the Howe & Stetson company as deliv ery clerk for about three months this Bpring, but left thsre on April 23. Since Ithat time he has been employed by the Consolidated railroad at Long wharf. The theft, it is. thought, vas discovered Iby the receiver in his examination of the company's books. DAVIIT LOSlfiG GROUND. No Hope Held Out for Noted Irish Po litical Leader. Dublin, May 28. The physicians at tending Michael Davitt issued a bulle tin at 9 o'clock to-night stating that during the day the patient had lost ground and thai at that time his condi tion was extremely critical. After the se'eond surgical operation, which was perform-ed May 16, Mr. Da vitt never really rallied though the doc tors were hopeful of his recovery until to-day, when they became so alarmed that the last sacrament was adminis tered to the patient. EIGHT KILLED IN WRECK List of Those Who Met Death In Acci dent at Louisville. Louisville, Ky., May 28. Eight per sons were killed and twenty-two in jured to-day by the derailment of four cars of a pasenger train on the Louis ville and Nashville railroad. The train was nearing the Union station In Louis ville at a moderate speed when a flange on a wheel of the smoking car broke; throwing open a switch and causing two of the coaches to side swipe sever al box cars on a siding. Two of the injured may die. The dead: Howard B. Coleman, Stanford, Ky.; T. W. Thorpe, Broad head, Ky.; George W. Ponder, Broad head, Ky.; William Pruett, colored, Lebanon, Ky.; John C. Black, Louis ville; Francis Weaver, Broadhead, Ky.; Martin Hilton, Broadhead, Ky.; uni dentified white man, laborer. Most of the Injured were trainmen and negroes. LIKE MAVBHICK. CASE. Sensational Affair at Bordeaux Which Recalls Noted Trial. Bordeaux, May 28. A sensational case is before the courts here recalling in many of its details the famous May brick case. Mme. Canaby, fifteen months ago was tried and acquitted of the charge of causing the death of her husband by an overdose of a prep aration of arsenic prescribed by a phy sician who was treating him for the grip. She has now ibeen arraigned on a second charge, that of obtaining large quantities ol aconitine and digitallne by means of forged prescriptions. The case is attracting much attention throughout France. U. S. SENATOR A VICTIM CANFIELD INSISTED HE MUST PAT IN FULL. Interesting Facts Coming Out at Trial of Suit Against Noted Gambler Brought by Ills Former Attorney Young Man Under Twenty-One Who Cave Three Notes Each for $100,000 These Surrendered on Payment of $130,000 Names Concealed. New York, May 28. In the trial to day, before Judge Newburger of the suit brought by John Delahunty against Richard S. Canfield for $S9,50O for legal services growing out of the raid on the latter's gambling house in East Forty-fourth street in 1902, Delahunty testified regarding the settlement of three notes for $100,000 each in the po session of Canfield. The name of the maker of these notes was not divulged, he being only de scribed by the witness as "r young man under twenty-one years old.'' Dela hunty said that aft'er prolonged nego tiations a compromise was reached, and the notes were surrendered on the payment of $130,000. Delahunty also tes tified that Canfield had told him that his annual income was $500,000. He said that Canfield kept in the safe in his establishment securities to the value of $1,000,000, as well as certain letters, which Canfleld's manager had told him "meant social ruin to certain people." A cablegram from Canfield, dated Febmary 20, 1903, was read, saying that "the senator" must pa In full. Delahunty stated, in reply to a question of his counsel, that the individual re ferred to was a United States senator, but the name was not revealed, objec tions to further questions on this line being sustained. DOPIKG OF LOU DILLON. Smathers Granted Permission to Read Spear's Affidavit. New York, May 28 The application of Edward E. Smathers, the owner of Major Delmar, in the suit brought against him by the Memphis Trotting association with reference to the alleg ed doping of Lou Dillon two years ago, when Major Delmar won the gold cup, to see the affidavit of George Spear, was granted by Justice Blschoff In the supreme court to-day. Justice Blschoff refused to permit Mr. Smathers to in spect the affidavit of a man named San ders, saying he believed it had been de stroyed, and that Smathers' counsel had never seen it, but merely a copy. COMPELLED TO lHUT UP. Twenty Per Cent, of Cleveland Saloons Unable to Pay High Tax. Cleveland, May 28. According to computations made by agents of the brewing companies, about 20 per cent, tif the saloons in Cleveland closed their doors to-day through Inability to pay the $1,000 tax provided under the recently-enacted Aiken law. It is believed that an additional 20 per cent, will have to stop doing busi ness. Fully 600 saloons closed to-day, most of them being in the outlying districts of the city. Operators Yield.' Chicago, May 28. Coal operators in Illinois to-day decided to yield to the demands of the miners for the scale of 1903. The questions of a settlement is declared to be a matter of deiail, and by the beginning of next week mining will be resumed in Illinois with union men. Bridgeport Man Found Guilty. Bridgeport, May 28. Frank Comakbo was to-day found guilty of shooting and killing Florence Caendes, the charge being manslaughter. He was sentenced to from one to three years in state's grisou. WANTS $22,500,000 TO BUILD BOIES FOR IRISH SECRETARY FOR IRELAND BRICE INTRODUCES BILL IN THE COMMONS. Asks That Sum be Appropriated as a Loan and be pevoted to Constructing Laborers' Cottages Secretary Con gratulated by Redmond, the Irish Na tionalistAccepts the Measure as an Honest One to Deal With Grievances of Great Magnitude. London, May 28 Secretary of Ireland Bryce introduced in the house of com mons to-day a bill authorizing a loan of 22,500,00O to provide laborers' cot tages In Ireland. Mr. Bryce explained that after what had been done in be half of the tenants in Ireland, the la borers had a grievance and It was hop ed that the proposed improvements in dwellings would help to restore the physical decline of the population and restore new hope to the Irish laborers. The loan, he explained, would be rais ed on the same terms as the land loan. Money would also be available for vari ous Irish funds, the salaries of two sus pended Irish judgeships and the reduc ing of the salary of the lord chancellor of Ireland from $40,000 to $30,000. Mr. Bryce estimated the cost of a cottage and land at about $850, so that between 25,000 and 30,000 cottages would be erected. John E. Redmond, Irish nationalist, congratulated Mr. Bryce on bringing in a bill which would at least mitigate the present evils and while reserving criti cism on certain points Mr. Redmond said he accepted the , measure as an honest one to deal with grievances of great magnitude. CASTRO'S PtCUI.lAR GAME. General Opinion That He Will Again Assume Presidency. Willemstad, Island of Curacao, May 24, via Cape Haytlen, May 28. Presi dent Castro on M'ay 23 Issued a long manifesto in which, after referring to the measures taken by the present ad ministration to prevent citizens from acclaiming him, he said he had no de sire to avoid possible political shoals, adding: "I at once declare my determination to retire absolutely from political life, continuing only as a lojral and sincere friend o fthe Venezuelans, serving as a tie of union between them." On the same day President Castro at tended a national celebration at Victo ria, province of Aragua, where the masses besought him to recall his man ifesto and continue In the presidency. President Castro replied: "When all citizens of the republic think and request as do the noble peo ple of Aragua I shall gladly return to the federal capltol." This Incident has occasioned no ex citement, the general opinion being that President Castro holds tha threads of the situation and will after a while re sume the presidency. JUDGE W. F. DAVIS DEAD. Prominent Merlden Man Succumbs An Illustrious Ancestry. Merlden, May 28. Judge Wilbur FiBk Davis died at his home here at 4 o'clock this afternoon, aged fifty-eight years. The cause of death was perforation of the Intestines, following ulceration. About two weeks ago Judge Davis was taken sick, and at first the Illness was not regarded as serious, but in a few days it developed that his sickness was due to the recurrence of an attack of ulceration of the Intestines he had a year or more ago. Judge Davis was born July 25, 1848, In Plymouth, Conn., and came of an illus trious ancestry, the Davis family hav ing been very well known, not only in Merlden, but all over New England. His first American ancestor, Dolor Da vis, was one of the original settlers of Barnstable, Mass., In 1634. Judge Davis received his education In the public schools and the academy at Merlden. He was graduated from Har vard Law school in 1870. In September of that year he was admitted to the New Haven county bar and at once en tered upon the practice of his profes sion In Merwiden. NEW HAMPSHIRE DECLIXIS. Will Not Send Militia to Encamp With Regular Troops. Washington, May 28. New Hamp shire has declined the Invitation of the national government to send some of her militia to encamp with the regular troops this summer. The governor of New Hampshire makes no explanation of the declination, simply stating that, under existing circumstances, it will not be practicable for the guard to ac cept. LOCOMOTIVE ENGISEERS. Brotherhood Considers Assessment for Widows and Orphans. Memphis Tenn., May 28. The Broth erhood of Locomotive Engineers to-day took up the matter of an assessment for the benefit of widows and orphans of deceased members. O'Brien Gets Another Hearing. Bridgeport, May 28. IMatthew E. O'Brien, who was recently refused ad mission to the Fairfield county bar, was to-night given another hearing by the committee. Several witnesses ap peared in his favor, including clergy men, lawyers, newspaper men and bus iness B18tt PERSIST IN DEMANDS. Committee on Cigar Makers Will Wait on Manufacturers Again. The cigarmakers held a meeting last night in which they went over ithe re ply of the manufacturers to their de mand for an increase in wages.' The cigar men ask for an increase of $1 per week, and fifty cents for mould work. The manufacturers are not in clined to grant the demands, but the men are determined to win. The -committee will confer with the manufac turers again. Should the increase be granted the wage scale in this city would be the same as that in. Boston, which is the largest in the United States. At pres ent New Haven stands next to Boston. Hartford has the same scale as New Haven, tout it was not until after the recent strike that the scale was given in that city. TROOPS TO STOP FIGHT. Governor Pennypacker Will Not Allow Fitzsiuimons-Burns Go. Harrisburg, Pa., May 28.-Governor Pennypacker this evening directed Captain Groome, superintendent of the state police force, to send a squad of policemen to-morrow night to North Essington, Delaware county, near Philadelphia .to prevent the scheduled fight between Bob Fitzsimmons and Tommy Burns in the cub rooms of the Tuxedo Athletic association. The governor declines to-night to make any comment on. his action in or dering Captain Groome to send a squad of state police to North Essington. LOCAL MEN INTERESTED IN POWER-VEHICLE CO. STAMFORD PLANT BOUGHT Al PUBLIC AUCTION FOR $50,C00. James W. Cheney of Manchester, the Purchaser, but Associated With Him in the Future Conduct of the Busi ness Will be T. W. Goodrich and J. W. Downs of New Haven Mr. Cheney Previously Intcrestcdf In the Enter prise. ! Stamford, May 28. The entire prop erty of the International Power and Ve hicle company was to-day sold at pub lic auction to James W. Cheney -of Manchester, tha price paid being $50, 000. Mr- Cheney announced that there would be associated with him In the conduct of the business T. W. Good rich and J. W. Downs of Now Haven. The purchase Includes all real estate holdings, franchises, patents, etc. Attorneys for the small bondholders In the company announced that if any of the bonds were used 1n payment for the property they would protest tha sale- This was not done, however. In April a foreclosure was granted in the superior court In favor of the Em pire Tru'-'t company of Now York against the company, the concern hav ing mortgaged Its entire plant to cover the bond issue of $150,000, upon which no interest had 'been paid, it was alleg ed. It Is understood that the sale prac tically takes the form of a buying in by Mr. Cheney, who had been interest ed In the company since it waaformed. M'GOVERK'S FlfiK SHOWING. Majority Thinks He Ontfought Brltt Principals Arrested. New York, May 28. Terry McGovern, of Brooklyn, surprised everybody to night by his wonderful showing against Jimmy Britt, of California, in a ten round bout before the Twentieth Cen tnry club in the Madison Square Gar den In the presence of 4,000 people. Tim Hurst was the referee, but as no decis ion can be given the spectators had to judge for themselves as to the relative merits of the men. Immediately after the light both the principals. Manager Harry Pollock, Referee Tim Hurst and ten others were arrested by Deputy Police Commission ers Mathot and Waldo, charged with participating in and conducting a prize fight. McGovern wts the choice of the big majority, while none of the most san guine of Britt's friends claimed any thing better than a draw for the Call fornlan. McGovern was not trained down as fine as he had been on other occasions. Brltt looked to be in much the better condition and was about five pounds lighter than the Brooklyn man. The style of the men differed. Britt was very clever and shifty, and ducked away from some hard swings. McGov ern stuck to his old bulldog style of fighting. There was a great deal of clinching, holding and infighting, but whenever the contestants indulged In a mix-up Terry had the better of it. Brltt landed several hard blows on Mc Govern's head and faoe, but McGovern did not appear to suffer much from these stinging blows. He was always on the alert for an opening to land a swing or hook, and got in a few which Bhook up the western pugilist. Six Killed by' Bomb. Sebastopol, May 28. Official details of ithe bomb outrage on Sunday show that six persons were killed and four teen seriously and forty slightly injur ed. Gift of 12,000,000 for School. St. Louis, May 28. It became known to-day that David Rankin has decided to give $2,000,000':o found an industrial and manual training school in St. Louis for children of people in moderate circumstances. VESSEL BOUND HERE ABANDONED OFF HOOK ANNIE R. LEWIS WITH LUMBER FOR ELM CITY LUMBER COMPAJIY. Sighted Off New York With Side Stove in and Mainmast Cracked Off Ap parently in Collision Not a Soul Aboard Towed Into Port by Steam Pilot Boat Life Boat Missing and Crew May Have Escaped 1 nit. New York, May 28. When a heavy fog lifted to-day near Sandy Hook the schooner Annie R. Lewis was sighted with her starboard side stove in from the effects of a collision- The mainmast was cracked off about fifteen feet above the deck and was swinging in the rig ging between the fore and mizzen masts. The crew had abandoned the schooner, which was settled low in the water, and the steam pilot boat New York towed her into port. The Annie R. Lewis was bound from Norfolk, Va., to New Haven, and was built at Bucksport, Me., in 1873. The schooner's cargo of. lumber is consigned to the Elm City Lumber company, New Haven. The vessel's lifeboat was missing when she was found, to-day, and it was believed that the crew had used it in escaping after the collision. The captain's name is McDonough, but those of the crew are unknown. The pilots believe the crew was lost, the absence of the compass Indicating that when they took to the boat after the crash the shore was not in sight. Then, too, the weather had been such that high seas have been piling up on the coast, and it would be almost im possible for an ordinary long boat to ride through them. WOULD HAVE KIAG VISIT US. Would be Glorious Epoch in Edward's Reign Canada's Invltutlon. London, May 29. In an editorial ar ticle the Dally Telegraph this morning strongly favors Kln'g Edward's accept ance of the Invitation to visit Canada. The Dally Telegraph thinks the British public has not yet awakened to a full appreciation of the extraordinary Inter est of such' an event, which would be likely also to involve a visit to Wash ington and perhaps New York. The newspaper recognizes that possibly there are state reasons in the way of such a visit, but urges that "Canada Is a living ljnk between the American republic and the British empire, and that If it can be accomplished it would not be merely historic 'but memorable past all example in the record of royal progresses. The alliance with Japan, the entente with France, the better understanding with Russia, followed by a visit to Washington and a meeting with President Roosevelt, which would be a dramatic moment fraught with significance, sealing the ' reconciliation of the Anglo-Saxon race for ages to come, would make the years of his majesty's reign more memorable and beneficent than any equal period of any previous reign.!' JiAAKS OF STRIKERS GROW. Waterbury Masons, Bricklayers and Plumbers Out. Waterbury, May 28. About 125 ma sons, bricklayers and plumbers are on strike in this city, owing to the refusal of the members of the Master Builders' association to grant the demands of the Carpenters' union made two years ago. For the past, ten days about twenty five men have been out, but the number was increased considerably this morn ing by the action of the unions in agreeing to stop work on all the build ings where the contractors were mem bers of the association. Charles A. Close arrived with several masons from Boston and Maine, Satur day night, but the union leaders suc ceeded in having them leave Waterbury to-day. One firm, Edward Bergen & Sons, to-day withdrew from the associ ation and signed the union agreement. RATE BILL CONFEREES CLalled Together Shortly After Senate Appoints Committee. Washington, May 28 Ten minutes after the senate conference on the rail road rate bill were appointed to-day Chairman Elklns called a meeting of the joint conferees and they assembled In Senator Elkiiw' room. The meeting was only preliminary though there was some discuB&ion of the bill. The house conferees were asked to present any objections they had to the "wis dom of the senate," in amending the house bill. "We commend to you," said one of the senators, "as a piece of our monumental folly the anti-pass amendment, but you may do as you will with it." The conferees will meet again to morrow at 10 and will continue to meet until some conclusion Is reached. Ruhlln and Ferguson Draw, New York, May 28. Gms Ruhlin of Akron, O., and Sandy Ferguson of Bos ton, both heavyweight pugilists, fought six rounds to a draw at the Marbor ough Athletic club to-night Charley White was referee, but no decision was given. It was a hard and fast fight with big men. Justice Brown's Retirement. Washington, May 28. Official an nouncement of the retirement of Justice Brown from the supreme court of the United States was made to-day by Chief Justice Fuller before the adjourn ment for the term. The next term will begin on October 8. ASSAULTED FOUfiG GIRL. Breach of Pence Charge May be Changed to More Serious One, iFrancis Douglass was arrested yes etrday afternoon by Officer Marlowe on a charge of breach of the peace, 'but this charge may be changed to a more serious one this morning, when the matter comes to ithe attention ot the city attorney. It Is charged thai Douglass went Into 76 Lafayette street yesterday afternoon, where Sadie Jacobowsky, ten years old, and her little sister were alone. He sent the younger girl away by giving her some pennies. Then he tried to force the other girl down stairs into the cel lar, and In doing so tore the sleeve from her dress. The girjs' cries were heard by two men who happened to be In the vicin ity; They caught Douglass and turned him over to Officer 'Marlowe. SIGNIFICANCE GlVht, 11. Meeting of Emperor William and Em peror Francis Joseph. ' Berlin, May 28 Emperor William's approaching visit' to Emperor Francis Joseph 'Will, at the request of the Aus trian government, be quite private. The German emperor will leave hi-s train outside of Vienna, at. Penzlng, and drive to Schoenbrue castle, where he will meet Emperor Francis Joseph and 'breakfast with the imperial fam ily. Political meaning is given to the vis it by the fact that Foreign Secretary Tschirsky and Prince Von Lulenburg, the former German ambassador at Vi enna, will be among the members of ithe German, emperor's suite. AUTO DASHES' INTO GDLLEY HARTFORD PARTI COMES TO GRIEF NEAR NEW BRITAIN. C. E. Bucklnnd, of Hartford, His Wife, a Young Woman Companion and the Chauffeur All Finned Under the Cur Former Sustains a Broken Leg and Wife la Severely Bruised About the Body. New Britain, May 28. A big covered automobile, owned 'by C. E. Buckland of Hartford, and occupied by Buckland, his wife, a young woman, whose name could not be learned, and a chauffeur, broke through the railing whloh runs along the roadway at Stanley Quarters, about two miles out of this city, ithi's afternoon, and dashed down an eighteen-foot embankment, overturning in its career and pinning the occupants underneath it. Dwellers nearby quickly went to the relief of the imprisoned motorisis, and by breaking the glass front of the car took them out. Mr. Buckland sustained a broken leg and Mrs. Buckland was severely bruised about the body, but the other occupants, the young woman and the chauffeur, escaped without se rious ilnjury. Another car was obtained from a garage in this city, and the party .was carried back to Hartford. The Buckland car, which was wrecked, was brought to this city on two big trucks. It is stated that the party set out from Hartford intending to go ,to Bridgeport, and were going along at a fair speed when the accident happened. A deep gully runs alongside of the road at Stanley Quarters, and in order to protect carriages or other vehicles from going down the embankment, which is about fifteen feet deep, a rail ing has 'been built along the edge of the roadway. The greatest efforts were made to keep the accident quiet, and it is not known just how the accident happened, but it is supposed that as the car approached the spot where it went over the embankment it swerved from ithe roadway, and the force with which it struck the railing compelled' the latter to give way, thus precipitat ing the machine and Its occupants down the bank. AHOTHI.R GREAT ICEBERG. Sighted In Mid-Ocean by Officers of Hamburg-American Liner. New York, May 28. In mid-ocean, yesterday the officers of the Harmburg American line steamer Kaiserln Au gusta Victoria, which left New York last Thrusday for Hamburg via Ply mouth and Cherbourg, lighted an im mense Ice'berg. The exact location of the maBsive berg was latitude 40 de grees and 51 minutes north, and longi tude 40 degrees and 40 minutes west. This information Captain Kopff of the Kaifcerin Auguste Victoria sent by wireless telegraph to the North German Lloyd steamer Kronprlnz Wilhelm on her way to New York from Bremen, and asked Captain Richter of that ves sel to notify ill outgoing steamers of the position of the dangerous berg. Captain Richter communicated the news through the Slasconsett, Mass., wireless station to-night. Unlversallst Laymen's Organisation. New York, May 28. The first step towards the permanent organization of a national layman's organization of Universallsts were taken to-night at the annual meeting of the New York Uni versallst club, at which about eighty members were present. Great Natural Gas Well. Springfield, O., May 28. The biggest gas well in Ohio was drilled to-day by the Springfield Gas company at Pleas antsvllle, Licking county. It is estimat ed that the well is producing gas at the rate of 9,000,009 feet a day. GUATEMALA NOW HAS REVOLUTION ON HARD INDICATIONS THAT IT IS A RATHER SERIOUS ONE, TOO. Rebel Troops Well Equipped Cross the Border from the North, from Salva dor and from British Honduras The Stated Object of the Expedition Is the 'Americanization of tb Country-. Former President tbi Lender. Mexico City, May 28,-Revoiutionarv troops have crossed the Guatemalan border from the north and from Sal vador and British Honduras. They are well armed and equipped. The stated object of these expeditions to to Amer icanize Guatemala. The revolutionists invaded Guatemala at four points under the leadership of former Governor Barillos. A decisive fight with in all probability soon ensue. Mexico City, May 28. Advices receiv ed this afternoon from Tapachula and Tonala, in the Mexican state of Chia pas, show that a revolution against the existing administration of the present president, Estrada Cabrera, of Guate mala, broke out yesterday, and Guate mala was invaded from four points by as many bodies of armed men, all equipped with the best modern rifles. General Manuel Leandro Barillos, formerly president of Guatemala, with 200 cavalry and a, stock of 700 rifles,: crossed the Mexican border at a point near Motozinla and is aiming at Quet satlange, a large town garrisoned by Guatemalan regulars. Barillos has great coffee estates in that neighbor-, hood, where , he Is very popular and whence he was driven four years ago1 by President Cabrera. It is believed that Quetsatlange will be taken without much bloodshed. ' . . Barillos successfully evaded the search of the authorities. He will rejruit new men on his search across the moun tains, the people being loyal to him' he says. General Jose Leon Castillo captured Ocos yesterday without much opposi tion being shown. He took that point with 500 men and was received with en thusiasm by the people. The steamer Empire State left San Francisco on May 14 with 200 fighters recruited in that city, and some 3,000 rifles, and reached Ocos, thus enabling the disaffected citizens, to be armed. General Castillo was a rival candi date for the presidency four years a?o against Cabrera, but alleges that ho was counted out, and he has, he says, a long series of scores to settle with the Guatemalan president. . Ocos is an important point for revo lutionists, which gives them a port on the coast. ? Washington, May 28. Guatemala la threatened with a revolution which may endanger American Interests' In, the republic, according to dispatches received at the state department ito day from Minister Combs and Schwartz & Co., an American concern owning railway and dock properties In Guatemala. The scene of the trouble is in the northern part of the republic, near tjie Mexican frontier, but tha cause is internal. FIELDS BEFORE GRAND JURY. Mutual' Former Legislative Agent lit Poor Health. New York, May 28. Andrew C. Fields, formerly legislative agent of the Mutual Life Insurance company, was a witness to-day before the special grand Jury which is investigating life insur ance matters. He spent half an hour before the jury. Mr. Fields was accom panied by his physician, - and walked with the aid of crutches. He appeared to be in very poor health. . ELECTION EXPt.USE PUBLICFi Y. BUI Favcrably Reported by Honse ' Committee. ' WashingtonJMay 28. The house com mittee on election of president, vice president and members of congress to night authorized a favorable report on the bill of Representative Gaines of West Virginia, providing for publicity regarding election expense's. ; It is an elaborate measure, and des ignates to whom contributiona shall be 'made and defines polltleal committees. JAMES H BATTF KILLED. Accidental Discharge of His Own Gnu Fatal. ' New York, May 28. The American museum of natural history received in formation to-day that , James H. Bat ty, a well known natural history col lector, was instantly killed by the ac cidental discharge of his gun yesterday at Pijijiapa, Chlatas, Mexico. Mr. Bat ty was sixty years old and a native of Springfield, Mass. Decrease In British Shipping. London, May 28. According to a par liamentary paper issued to-night there was a decrease last year of 476,988 tons of British shipping passing through Suez canal as compared with 1904, while for the same period th3 tonnage of German vessel's passing through the canal Increased 143,923 tons. . Judge Maynard of Springfield Dead. Springfield, Mass., May 28. Judge Elisha B. Maynard of the superior court died to-night at 7 o'clock of a cerebral hemorrhage and othep compli cation's with which he tu stricken yesterday afternoon.