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NEW HAVEN, CONK., FRIDAY JUNE 15 1906. LHE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. JEWS MASSACRED Another Terrible Outrage in Russia-Hundreds Killed or Wounded. THROWN OUT OF WINDOWS STORES OF MANY OF THE VIC TIMS DESTROYED. Windows and Fixtures Broken and Goods Thrown Into Gutter Bialystok the Scene of the Murder A Second Klsheneff First Report Throws Res ponsibility for the Outbrenk Upon a Jewish Anarchist Who Is Alleged to Have Thrown a Bomb Into a Corpus Chrlstl Procession Killing and Wounding Many Outbreak Appar ently Planned. Bialystok, Russia, June 14. A Jewish anarchist threw a bomb among the Cor pus Christ! procession, which was in progress here to-day, and killed or wounded many persons. In conse quence the Christians attacked and massacred the Jews and demolished their shops. Hundreds of persons were killed or wounded. Te bomb was thrown from the bal cony of a house in Alexandre va street. IA Russian clergyman named Fedoroff was among those killed by the explo sion. Immediately after the explosion Jews began to Are with revolvers from the windows of the house into the crowd. Soldiers surrounded the house and fir ed two volleys into the windows. Mean while the exasperated Christians at tacked the Jewish stores in Alexan drov and Suraz streets, demolishing the fixtures and windows, and throwing the goods into the gutters, and beating and murdering the Jews. A crowd of Jews fled to the railroad station, pursued by (the mob, which killed many of them there. Three Jews were thrown from second story windows of the railroad station building. The Jews are fleeing from Bialystok to the neighboring forests, and mobs are pursuing them. Detachments of dragoons have been sent out to protect fhe Jews. Jews arriving here on railroad trains have been dragged out of the tars, and many of them have been murdered. Troops have cleared the railway sta tion. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the dis turbances still continue. SITUATION VERY GRAVE. Outbreak at Bialystok Still In Progress at Midnight. ' St. Petersburg, June 15.-2:15 a. m. The latest dispatches from Bialystok, iwhich were rceived about midnight, re ported a situation of the utmost grav ity. The anti-Jewish outbreak there is still raging; flighting was In progress In, the streets and the firing was con tinuous; the best stores in the city had ben sacked and many were dead or wounded. Figures, however, were not given and probably the casualties ere not known In Bialystok, owing to tvin continuance of the disorders. The signal for the outbreak, which apparently was deliberately planned, perhaps as a counter stroke for the murder of Chief of Police Derkatchoff, on June 10, which was attributed to Jewish bundists, is given as the explo sion of a bomb during a religious pro cession. This was followed by revolver f usilades in several quarters of the city. Th rmlloe are said not to have at tempted to interfere in the early stages of tha riot. The Jews, who number three-fourths of the population of the city, offered the -best resistance possl Wa mamv of them being armed, but were unable to prevent the pillaging of their homes ana places or ousines. Finally the military Interfered, but, ac cording to advices received here, with out 'being ahle to restore order. Kein forcmerrtB have been rushed to Bialys tok from Grodno. flflveral members of parliament to- niottt rwftlvefl messaees from Jewish correspondents at Bialystok, declaring that the police apparently had given over the tiehrew population to slaugh ter and pillage. These correspondents urged that the only hope was in an ap peal to the ministry of the interior to itTtnrfnrfl In their behalf. A delegation of deputies immediately called at the headquarters of the ponce department, iwhere they were Informed that all measures possible had been taken to istop excesses and restore order. Death list Reaches Ten. ' Liverpool, June 14. No satisfactory lexplanation of the explosion on the dteamer Haverford to-day has been tound. The officials of the Internation al line contend that it is impossible it could have arisen from soap tumes whii thnrft is nothing to prove the the ory that an infernal machine was em ployed. The death list late to-night Jiad reached ten and many of the in- lured are In a critical condition. jnrs. juowie whuib ",uct Muskegon, Mich.. June 14. Mrs. Jane JDowie in the Muskegon county circuit nnrt this afternoon filed a bill pen tlnntne- ta have Dowie's $200,000 White ILake summer home property, deeded (some time ago by Deacon voiiva to neacon Grander, given back to her. A bitter fight is expected,. SPANISH WAR VETERANS ELECT Officers Chosen at Annual State Conven tion in Meriden. Meriden, June 14. The Spanish War Veterans to-day elected the following officers: Department commander, Major John Q. Tilson, New Haven; senior vice commander, H. H. Saunders, Hartford; junior vice commander, S. E. Magon, Hartford; judge advocate, F. E. John son, Hartford; surgeon, Dr. J. W. Wright, Bridgeport; chaplain, C. S. Bullock, Stratford; inspector. Irving D. Wilmot, Norwalk; council of adminis tration, H. N. Godfred, Norwalk, W. J. Rawlings, New Britain; Charles An ders, Bridgeport; Harvey A. Leonard, New Haven; N. G. Valentine, Hart ford; Fred. A. Hill, Norwalk; F. S. Cornwell, New Haven; B. S. Honce, Branford; W. W. Bullen, New Britain; E. G. Dygert, Norwich; W. H. Rees, Meriden; Ernest P. Leonard, Bridge port; H. H. Saunders, Hartford. NEW LONDONER TRIES SUICIDE. Found in Storeroom of Ills Finn With Bullet In His Head. New London, June 14.-Joseph Cork ey4 clerk for F. H. Davis & Co., gro cers of this city, was found to-day in one of the firm's storerooms with a bullet wound in his temple. A revolver, with which the wound had been evi dently inflicted, was lying close iby. Corkey was barely alive, and the wound Is expected to prove fatal, as the br Un has been penetrated. He is about th.r- ty-five years old, and leaves a wife and three children, besides a mother and several brothers and sisters. He was considered a very steady young man, and no cause for the taking of his life is known. QUEEN OF U.S. BATTLESHIPS GEORGIA MAKES VINE SBOWING IN OFFICIAL TRIAL. Not Only Exceeds by More Than a Quarter of a Knot the Speed Required by Her Contract but Establishes Her self as the Fastest of Her Type of Warship In the American Navy. Portland, Me., June 14. The battle' ship Georgia on her official speed trial to-day, made a record of 19.26 knots an hour, not only exceeding by more then a quarter of a knot the speed ra quired by her contract, Ibut establish ing herself as the fastest 'battleship of the United States navy. Her record ex ceeds by 6-100 knots that of the New Jersey, made off the New England coast on March 29, which was the best previous showing in the battleship class. The endurance and acceptance test of the Georgia began early In the fore noon, the battleship having left Rock land before 6 o'clock a. rn., and all con dltlons were favorable. The starting line was between Rockland and Mon- hegan, and the course extended out to sea in a long circle, terminating at the end of the four hours at the Cape Eliz abeth lightship. The first hour's run was the best, 19.33 knots being made. On the sec ond hour, 19.27 knots were made; 19.241 in the third, and 19.20 in the final hour. During the last hour the supply of pick ed coal gaveout and the ordinary fuel was used. This reduced the speed for that hour, and brought down the av erage correspondingly. The buliders' trial, held yesterday off Rockland, indicated that 118.9 revolu tions of the propeller per minute would develop the contract speed. Th aver age attained to-day was 122.28 revolu tions per minute. After covering the course the Georgia came into this harbor and the naval trial boards and the spare crew were landed. The members of the . trial boards started for Washington during the day. John S. Hyde, president of the Bath Iron works, where the Georgia was built sent the following telegrams to Governor Terrill of Geogia: "Georgia Just finished official trial, proving fastest battleship in American navy." The Georgia, !n the course of the aft ernoon, started for Bath, where she will be completed. She will be ready to be placed In commission within two months. VOL1VA ON THE STAUD, Presents Striking Contrast to the Broken Down Dowle. Chicago, June 14 Wilbur Glenn Vo iiva, successor of John Alexander Dowie, occupied the witness stand for a brief time to-day in the suit relating to the ownership of Zion City. Vollva presented a striking contrast to Dowle, and showed no signs of nervousness, answering all questions slowly and in a firm voice. Vollva's testimony related to transfers of real estate in Zion City prior to the transfer of Zion City to Alexander Granger at the time of the deposition of Dowle. Alexander Granger, general financial manager -of Zion and deacon in the Christian Catholic Apostolic church, followed Voiiva. He testified that no personal property had been sold to Vo llva prior to the transfer of the city. A number of bills of sals and Instru ments of transfer were then read to tha court purporting to show how Zion City was taken from Dowie and given to Alexander Granger under the power of attorney given Voiiva by Dowie. British Naval Manoeuvres. London, June 14. The naval manoeu--res are in full swing. War was de clared to-day and a battle is proceeding off Plymouth. The transatlantic liners Arabic and Teutonic have been Cap tured and the Noordland has been overhauled, DISAPPROVES ABSOLUTELY OF SUBSTITUTE MLAT INSPEC TION BILL. Indicates Special Points of Weakness- Inspection at All Hours of the Day and Night Not Provided For Opposes the Court Review Clause Believes Payment of Expense of Inspection by Government Will Render Lw Less Effective. Washlnston, June 14. A careful ex amination of the substitute proposed by the committee orr agriculture of the house of, representatives for the meat inspection amendment of Senator Bev ridge to the agricultural appropriation bill was made this afternoon by Pres ident Roosevelt. The president, It can be said, is opposed to the house sub stitute in Its entirety. He may not go so far as to veto the bill if it should be enacted by congress with the house amendment attached, but he has made it clear that he does not deem the house provision at all adequate. Mr. Wadsworth of New York, chair man of the house committee on agri culture, had a conferenoe late this aft ernoon with President Roosevelt re garding the action of the house com mittee. He submitted to the president the substitute for the Beveridge amend ment agreed upon by the committee. The president told him frankly that he disapproved of it absolutely. The president indicated tha specific points on which he disagreed with the majority of the house committee. He pointed out that the failure of the com mittee to provide for inspection at all hours of the day or of the night, was a defect, and he urgently disapproved also, of the court review olause of the substitute. The president did not lay special stress upon the proportion of the committee that the government should pay the expenses of the inspec tion, although he feels that, if the gov ernment is required to pay the inspec tion charges, the provision will render the law less effective than otherwise It would be. After his conference with Chairman Wadsworth, President Roosevelt wrote a letter to him, stating, in a definite and formal way, his objections, this being done that the president's position might be distinctly understood on the beef record. No copy of the letter was made public. It Is regarded as possible by the pres ident that congress may enact a meat inspection law along the lines marked out by the house committee. If such a measure should be enacted the presi dent does not say he would not approve of it, but if he should sign it, he would append to his signature a memorandum which would indicate definitely and un mistakably to the country that he re garded the law inadequate and unsat isfactory. MAN UFA CTUR ER S OPINION. Reports About Packing Houses Grossly Exaggerated. Chicago, June 14 The committee of the National Association of Manufac turers, appointed to make an examlna- tion of the packing establishments at the Union stock yards, has completed its work, and will submit a report to the national association to-morrow. The report says that it was given the free dom of the plant. The committee says Br. Joseph Hughes, president of the Chicago veterinary college, accompan ied the members and continues: "The committee followed the govern ment inspectors In their regular rou tine from staTt to finish, andwas con- (Continued on Second Page.) ELMINA WINS RACE. Brewster's Flyer Outsails Corona by Over Six Mlnntes. New York, June 14. Cornelius Van derbllt's seventy-foot sloop Rainbow won two prizes to-day In the annual spring regatta of the New York Yacht club, sailed on Long Island sound, off Glen Cove, over a twenty-eight-and-a- quarter-mile course. In addition to the class prize which she won from H. L. Maxwell's Yankee by nine minutes and forty-six seconds, she won from W. E. Iselin's yawl Vigilant, the old cup de fender, on time allowance, a prize for which a special race had been arranged- F. F. Brewster's Elmina won from A, P. Luke's Corona, in the schooner class, by six minutes and thirty-seven seo- onds. The Weetamoe, owned by H. F. Llppltt, of Providence, and sailed by Harry Haff, won from E. D. King's Ne- ola by seven minutes and twenty-six seconds. In the New York Yacht club thirty- foot class, sailing nineteen and one quarter miles, the Adelaide, owned by Adee Brothers, was the winner. She sailed against tha Neolo H,, the Minx, the Cara Mia and the Atair, defeating the latter by three minutes and thirty seconds. Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt sailed with her husband on the Rainbow, which was steered by Captain Charles Barr, Motions for New Trials. Kansas City, Mo., June 14. Motions for new trials were filed in the United States district court to-day iby tha Ar mour Packing Co., Nelson Morris Co., Swift & Co., and the Cudahy Packing Co., convicted on Tuesday of accepting concessions from the Burlington rail road. The motions will be passed upon by Judge McPherson on June 22. Each of the motions avers that the verdict is against the evidence and the law, and that the court erred, la various ruling. WORK OF THF. CREWS. Yale ' Varsity Goes Over Four-Mile Course in 23i34. Yale Quarters, Gales Ferry, June 14. The 'varsity crew took the the water at 6:30 to-night and covered the four mile course, doing it in 23:34. The freshman crew went out at the same time and for the first two miles raced with the 'varsity, the former winning out by a length and a half. No time was given. The freshmen rowed about 29 to the minute, while the 'varsltw used a 28-stroke. The four oared crew went over the two-mil course, but no time was given The tide was going out at the time the 'varsity took to the water, and a cross wind made the water rough All the men are In good condition This morning the three crews went out for a mile spin There were no visitors. HARVARD'S WORK. 'Vnrslty Wins Two Mile Brush With Freshmen. Harvard Quarters, Red Top, June 14. The 'varsity and the freshman crews went out at 6:30 to-night and In a two mile race down stream the 'varsity won out by a length and a quarter, cover ing the distance in 11:02 2-4. The tide was favorable but there was a head wind. All of the crews rowed separately this morning and the rowing was good. Mulligan Is again at No: 4 In the fresh man boat and Crandall at No. 2. SEA. LEVEL OR LOCK CANAL SENATE TQ VOTE ON QUESTION NBXT THURSDAY. Agreement Reached Yesterday Sena tor Hall Declared That If the Decision as to the Type Was to be Postponed There Ought to be No Further Work Done Upon tha Waterway. Washington, June 14. After Senator Dryden had concluded a speech on the Panama canal bill Senator KIttrege made an effort to secure an agreement to vote on the bill, and was making fair progress when Senator Foraker In terposed with a question as to the ne- ceesslty for determining the type of canal during the present session. He said that his predilection had been in favor of the sea level type, but tjiat some doubts had arisen in his mind, and that he did not now feel prepared to vote. Messrs. Teller, Warren, Hop kins and Scott agreed with this sugges tion, Mr. Teller saying that it was en tirely understood that tregardless of what the senate may do, the house will not act on the measure in any event during the present session, and Mr. 'Hopkins that no possible harm could come from a postponement. Senator Hale expressed a desire to se cure a vote during the- present session, saying that If the decision as to the type is to be postponed there ought to be no further work on the canal. Mr. Hale made the point that the bill was the unfinished business, and that it must Ibe either voted upon or displaced iby a vote. He said that if the bill was not now acted upon it would be added as an amendment to the sundry civil appropriation bill. After further discussion an agreement was reached to vote on the final pass age of the bill before adjournment on Thursday, June 21, the voting to begin on amendments at 3 p. hi. of that day. POPE MAY LEAVE VATICAN, Rumor Again In Clroulatlon That He Will Go to Papal Villa. Rome, June 14. A rumor is again in circulation that the pops intends to leave the Vatican and go to the papal villa at Castel Gandolfo, on lAlban lake, two hour1' drive from Rome. The re port is strengthened by the recent ill ness of tho pontiff, the fact that he needs a change of air In order to com pletely recover and because the mod erate section of the Catholic press seems to be preparing the ground for a change by explaining that if the pope breaks up his voluntary captivity in the Vatican this would not alter the re lations between church and the quirlnai which have existed since 1870, especial ly considering that the change will be from the Vatican to the papal villa of Castle iBandolfo, which like the Vatican, enjoys extra-terriborlal rights. WRECK ON PENNSYLVANIA. Part of Train Goes Down Bank Work of Train Wreckers. Marietta, O., June 14 A south-bound passenger train on the Pennsylvania railroad jumped the track at Elba while going forty miles an hour to-day. The locomotive, baggage car and tender went an embankment and the rest of the train ran to the edge of the bank. Engineer Vaughan was severely scald ed and Fireman Shackles was Internal ly Injured and may die. The smoking car, containing sixty passengers, was overturned, but no one was seriously Injured. An investigation shows that a spike had been driven between two rails. Russian Students' Rooms Searched. Berne, Switzerland, June 14. The po lice to-day searched the residences of several Russian students here for the purpose of discovering evidences of a reported anarchist plot, ereral ar rests were made. To Aid Militia. Washington, June 14 The senate to day passed bills providing for thai amendment of the militia laws and apr propriating $2,000,000 annually In the Latereat of the militia. FIRE INS. CO. 10 PAY WARNING MESSAGE SENT BY INSURANCE COMMISSIONER OF NEVADA. Tells the Concern to Pay Hundred Cents on the Dollar of Its San Fran cisco Losses or Else Cease Doing Rusiness in That State Disruption of Underwriters' Bureau Companies Whq Do Not Fay in Full Will be Driven from California. Carson City, Nev., June 14. State In surance Commissioner Davis has advis ed a fire insurance company of Hart ford, Conn., by a message to its pres ident, to pay 100 cents on the dollar of its San Francisco loses or cpase doing business in Nevada. This action was taken when it was reported to Commis sioner Davis that the company in ques tion had agreed to pay only 75 per cent, of its losses in San Francisco. San Francisco, June 14.-iA disruption of the Are underwriters' bureau to-day resulted from the attempt of sixty-one Insurance companies to reduce their liabilities to sufferers in the Are of April 18 and 19 by a cut of 25 per cent. The thirty-two companies that are de termined to pay losses In full met In Oakland to-day and organized indepen dently of tho underwriters' bureau. None of the companies that voted for a horizontal cut of 25 per cent, was ad mitted to the meeting. i Companies that refuse to pay fire in surance in full will be driven from Cal ifornia, according to State Insurance Commissioner E. M. Wolf, who is back ed by Attorney General Webb. "Under the law of California, Com missioner Wolf to-day said, "the state insurance commlsslonar summarily re. wkes the license of any Insurance com pany for the state when there is caue- Certainly, the payment of only 75 per cent, of losses would be cause. And not only would It be proof of unsoundness and unfitness to do business, but it wbuld be the plainest evidence of dis honesty." GOLF AT MERIDEN. Yesterday's Progress In the Centennial Tournament. Meriden, June 14. Good playing marked the centennial golf tournament given under the auspices of the Mer iden Golf club.' The score follows: J irst class, lirst round Smith won from Churchill by default. Bull from Murdock by default;1 Camp from Ferry by default; Tredennlck from Race, 5 up and 1 to 2:0; Toole from Pierce 2 up; Lockwood from Butler, 2 up and 1 to go; Prouty from Bradstreet by default, and Sands from G. H. Wil cox by default, Second round Bull beat Smith, 5 up and 4 to play;' Tredennlck beat Camp, 5 up and 4 to play; Toole beat Lock wood, 6 up and 4 to play, and Prouty won from Sands Iby default. Consolation round Bradstreet beat Churchill, 1 up; Pierce won from But ler by default; Race beat Wilcox, 1 up on 20 holes; Ferry won form Murdock by default, Second class, first rouneiW. I. Wil cox beat Fitzpatrlok, 4 up and 3 to play; Pease beat H. Wilcox, 7 up and 6 to play; I. B. Miller beat Squire, 7 up and 6 to play, and Tredennlck won from Alexander. Second round Pease beat I. B. Wil cox, 5 up and 4 to play; J. Tredennlck beat I. B. Miller, 8 up and T to play. TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY- Finals In Doubles and Singles Reached Yesterday. Hartford, June 14. The finals in both the singles and doubles were reached to-day in the annual New England championship tennis tournament, which Is being played here this! week on the courts of the Hartford Golf club. Pall and LeRoy, both of New Tork, have fought their way in the foimer to the point where they will meet to-morrow for tho privilege of meeting Behr, of Yale, for the championship cup and title on Saturday. The following is the sum mary of the day's play: Singles. Terry, of Hartford, beat Bryan, of Bridgeport, 6-2. 6-1. Pell, of New York, beat Peiry, of Wll llamsport, 6-1, 6-4. Pell beat Terry, 6-2, 6-1. LeRoy, of Columbia, beat Stoddard, of Bridgeport, 6-0, 6-2. Doubles. Grant, of New York, and Pell, of New oYrk, beat Terry and Toward, of Hart ford, 10-8, 7-6. LeRoy and Behr beat Nfrttleton. of New Haven, and Perry, of WlJllamspbrt, 8-6, 6-0. 6-4. Consolntlons, Fitch, of New Haven, won from Paige, of Trinity, by default. Grosbeck, of Springfield, beat Burn ham, of Hartford, 6-2, 8-2. The finals In the doubles will be play ed to-morrow. ' MUTUAL LIFh'S ADVERTISING. Course that Officials are Condnctlng Personal Campaign New York, June 14. Samuel Unter myer, counsel for the international pol icyholders' committee, to-day sent a let ter to President Charles A. Peabody, of the Mutual Life Insurance company, saying that the officers of the company will be held personally responsible for the Mutual Life advertising which is now appearing in the newspapers, and which Mr. Untermyer refers to as "transparent efforts to conduct your campaign against the policyholders at their expense."- BRYAN SAILS TO-DAY. Will Leave St. Petersburg for Stock holm, Sweden. St. Petersburg, June 14 Mr. Bryan will sail for Stockholm to-morrow. On his return to the United States he will take a brief rest and then participate in the political campaign in Michigan and Indiana. After the elections It Is his plan to sail in Deoember for Aus tralia and New Zealand to complete his trip around the world. Mr. Bryan was deeply interested in the Russian parliament In an inter view published here to-day he express ed the conviction that parliament would conquer in the Btruggle, with the old regime. He especially was Impressed with the moderation and self-restraint displayed by the majority under trying circumstances, which, he declared, was the best pledge of ultimate victory. CAKSOTTURN OFFRISGAS. Further Entanglement In 80-Cent Law in New York. ' New York, June 14 The Consolidat ed Gas company was enjoined by Jus tice Leventritt of the New York state supreme court to-day from shutting off the supply of gas from Dr. (Alexander R. Grossman, a consumer, because he refused to pay mora than 80 cents per 1,000 feet of gas. The 80-oent rate was fixed by a new state law whloh reduc ed It from $1 per 1,000 feet, but the Consolidated Gas company has secured an order from the United States circuit court restraining the state and county officers from enforcing the new law-. MURDER AT NEW CANAAN BODY OF AN AGED FARMER FOUND IN WELL. Victim Selleck Dann, Who Lived Alone Remains Mutilated and Bullet Rid-1 den Crime Bids Fair to Take Its Place Among . the Many Unsolved Mysteries of the State Object of Crime Apparently Robbery. New Canaan, June 14. An atrocious murder which bids fair to take Its place among the many unsolved mysteries of the Btate was brought to light to-day, when the mutilated and bullet-riddled body of Selleck Dann, an aged farmer, was found in the bottom of an old, un used well at the fear of his place, situ ated in the far I western part of the town, near the New York state boun dary line, known as Selleck's Corners. The nearest house Is half a mile from the Dann farm, and the latter, situated alone as it Is, away from the populated part of the- town, made it easy for the murderer to shoot his victim and dis pose of the body as ha did. The interior of Dann's house had lit erally been turned upside down, oarpets being torn up, furniture being upeet, the whols place giving mute testimony of the effort made by the murderer to unearth any money or valuables of the old farmer. That he got away with some money te almost certain, for Dann was reputed to have kept a certain por tion of his savings at his home. A bank book has been found showing that Dann had $500 deposited In a Stamford bank. A distant relative of Dann came to his house to-day to pay a visit, and, not finding Dann home, went to the home of Herbert B. Slawson, nearly half a mile from Dann's, and asked Slawson if he knew anything of the whereabouts of his relative. Slawson said he had not seen Dann for over a week, but was willing to go to Dann's house to see if they could learn anything. The two men found everything todked and many of the shutters on the windows were closed. After a search they found Dann's body in the well. Slawson says that the last time he or any one else in this vicinity is hoown to have seen Dann alive waft on June 4, The fact that Dann had not been seen about his place created no comment, as he lived alone and frequently weeks at a time would go by during which Dann remained apparently under cover. He was or more or less eccentric, It Is said, but was well MUtfld by the farmers In that part of he town. It was said in the town here to-day that on June 4 a tramp was Been loaf- lnir around the SeMecks Corners district, this fact being recalled by several per sons to the town. It is also sartd that a fairly good-looking man had been to see Dann on several occasions lately with the alleged intention of buying his property. Whether thiB man figured in the murder, or whether it was the work of the so-called tramp, of course is not known. The oase is likely to baffle the authorities, tor there is no clue, but every effort is being made to uncover the murderer. Coroner Doten, of Bridgeport, was officially notified of the crime this afternoon ana ne immediate ly began an investigation. Dann was seventy-three years old, and, although he conducted a little farm on a small scale, it is known that his trade was that of a basket maker. He had no relatives in this state as far aa known. Small Hope of Snecess, Says Witte. Paris. June 15. In the course of an interview with the correspondent at Vichy of the "Matin, Count Witte, for mer Russian premier, declared that lie left office voluntarily, principally on ac count of ill-health, and for other pri vate reasons. He stated thai any Rua siaa ministry adopting a programme of sonlal reform would undertake an ex tremely difficult task wlta small hopes ef success. HOUSE STIRRED BY A VERY DRAMATIC SCESE SPEAKER CANNON TAKES FLOOR y TO ANSWER ARIZONA , MEMBER. Latter Insinuates That Undue Influence Had Been Used In Postponing an Agreement on the Statehood Bin in Conference Also Charges Trafflo in Legislation and Speaks of a Bribe Speaker Resents the Insinuations Amid Great Applause. ' Washington, June li-Not in years he the house of representative wit nessed a more dramatic scene than one to-day, incident to the adoption of the . conference report on statehood. At the olose of a wearisome day's de date on the sundry civil bill, the geo logical survey discussion occupying the major portion of the day's proceedings Mr. Hamilton of Michigan, chairman of the committee on territories, .called up the conference report on the statehood blil and amid cheers moved its adop tion. Marcus A. Smith, the Arizona del egate, took occasion in a guarded way to insinuate that there had been undue influence used in postponing an agree ment in conference. , Smarting under what he believed to be a direct Insinuation- against Win Speaker Cannon Impetuously left the chair, calling Mr. Dalzell of Pennsyl vania to the desk, and asked for five minutes to explain his position. Thun ders of applause greeted the speaker, democrats and republicans participating.- Finally order was restored and then, measuring every word Speaker Cannon said: "The coming into the union of Oklahoma, and the Indian territory; meets my approval. If I had my choice and were supreme, 1 would infinitely prefer to see Oklahoma and Indian ter ritory come ceparately with an aggrev. gate population of 2,500,000, with four senators, rather than to eea New Mex ico and lArlaona come together, and God knows whethen than to come singly with about 300,000 population, with ' four enators. 'It is no secret as to my views as a representative. , I have sought to the best, of my belief to voice my views. You have the result before you. Al though every man in the Indian terri tory should vote against statehood for the new proposed state of Oklahoma, notwithstanding that protest the state Would be and will ba formed under this' enabling act. "I doot propose to go into the mer its of this proposition. I would not have taken the floor had not th dole- gate from Arizona (Mr. Smith) made the remark that there was a high pen alty for the governor of that territory to attempt to influenoe leglalatoti, or for one legislative body of its mem bership to attempt to traffic In legisla tion with the other, in order to secure certain other legislation if I correctly state him. That remark could not have had but one motive and one meaning and that meaning is that some one In the hause has sought to affect legtala- tlon in the house as a matter of trafflo in order to secure action upon this mat ter in the senate. In that imputation, implied, so far as It reflects upon the speaker of this house, and, eo far as I know or ftelieve, upon any other mem ber of this house, Is unworthy of the (Continued on Second Page.) $10,000 JEWELRY ROBBtRY. Former Butler Attempts to Pair Fleoes and Is Caught. New York, June 14. A ten-thoueacd-dollar Jewelry robbery in the summer home of W. S. Gould at Portchester on June 6 was disclosed to-day when a man attempted to pawn several pieces of jewelry in a Third avenue pawnshop in this city. The man was Edward Schubert, who had been employed as a butler in the Gould home. Among the articles found upon the prisoner was a string of peatfls attached to a diamond looket, and a diamond butterfly pin. Both ef them were identified as Mr. Gould's' property. Schubert also had pawn tickets showing that he had dis posed of two diamond pins, four dia mond rings and a gold watch. He will be taken to PortcheBter. SAGE'S COUSIN DIES A PAUPER. To be Burled by the County in Ton ledo, O. Toledo, O., June 14 James Sageii oouein f Russell Sage, the New Storla flnftnler, died here to-day in abject poverty. He was an inmate of tha county infirmary for some time tout a few years ago he made hfeneelf known to his New York cousin, who thereafter sent him a check of $50 a year. The dead man will be buried by the county. Shipping News. j New York, Juns 14. Sailed: Steamers La Tovraine, Havre; Barbarossa, lira men via Plymouth and Cherbourg; Bine CBer, Hamburg via Plymouth and Cher bourg. Lizard, June 14. Passed: Steamer ' St. Laurent, New York for Havre. Liverpool, June IS. Arrived: Steamer Carmania, NeW York via Qneenstown. Dove June 14. Arrived: Steamer , Peaneylvania, Ne York for Hamburg (and proceeded). (Jueenstown, June 14.-Salled: Steam er Teutonic (from Liverpool), New! York. ' Gibraltar, June 18. Passed: Steamer Gerty, Trieste, etc., for New York. Havre, June 14. Arrived: Steamer La Lorraine, New York. Sable Island, N. S., June 14. Steamer Kaiserln Aupuste Victoria, HSmburs Dover and Cherbourg for New York, la communication with Marconi station, here, when 250 mites southeast of Sable Island, at i p. m.wiU dock at & v. m, gkenrday.