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PAGES TWELVE PAGES VOILXXKQ. 190 PEICE TW0 dans. KEWIIAYHX, COXX., SATUBDAY AUGUST 18 1906 THE CAERINGTON PUBLISHING OO. EXTENT BF VALPARAISO DISASTER UNCERTAIN NO BISECT NEWS RECEIVED ASIDE FROM SEW PRIVATE! DISPATCHES. Nothing tip to an Early Hour Tills Morning to Confirm Early Reports of Great Loss of Life and Widespread Damage Belief That They Were Ex aggeratedLondon Firm Receives Cable Stating! t 'Severe Earthquake, Commerce Paralysed) Town Aflre." Except for a few private messages re ceived early to-day reporting an earth quake In Chile and damage to buildings in Valparaiso, no direct neews from Chile has as yet been received. The early reports, coming from different points, stated that the earthquake has resulted in great loss of life and wide spread damage to property. Up to 11 o'clock last night, however, there had been nothing received to confirm these reports. The Associated Press correspondent at Buenos Ayres cables that it Is feared the town of Los Andes, in the province of Aconagua, has been destroyed. At the same time he points out that Buenos Ayres has no direct communication with the disturbed district. No official information has reached Washington from Chile, and while pos itive information is lacking, New York officials of cable companies having con nections in South America last night expressed the opinion that the first re ports ofthe earthquake were exagger ated. All cables reaching New Tork from Chile and Valparaiso early last night were evidently much delayed, according to the statements of thess officials, who are themselves unable to get any in formation bearing on the situation oth er than the fact that an earthquake has occurred; that the disturbance has dis arranged the telegraphic apparatus and interfered with communication. There is much anxiety to-night among those who have friends and relatives in Chile. The cable companies and news papers are making every effort to se cure definite Information. It is pointed out that the entire ab sence of any word from official sources in Valparaiso and pther points in Chile may be taken as indicating considerable exaggeration 'in the reports of loss of life and extent of damage. - : The reports received from the various quarters of the globe regarding the dis aster have varied greatly, some going so far as to compare the havoc wrought to that of the San Francisco catas trophe with details much the same. It U said that the city at first shaken by ' a violent earthquake took fire and was iburning fiercely, many scores perishing in the flamea and the ruins of the fall en buildings. The latest reports along this line comes by way of London and is to the effect that a Hamburg firm has received a dispatch stating that numerous districts of Chile have been destroyed and that Valparaiso has been practically demolished, many, many ships lost and more than a hundred persons killed. It is added, however, that the dispatch i3 not well authen ticated. This is true of all the edls . patches, and rumors which purport to give details of the disaster. ' One London firm has received a cable gram from Valparaiso which says: "Severe earthquake. Commerce parai i.ort Town afire. Staff safe." No mention is made of serious loss of life in this brief but probably accurate dispatch and this is regarded as a hope ful sign in the situation. The Central cable office of the West ern Union Telegraph company in New Vnrir has received a service message saying the Valparaiso office closed for the night at 11:30 o clock eastern time. This la an unusual proceeding, but is not explained. Sunday night is the only rights the wires are closed at vu.ipa.rai. so. None of the private messages com. ner from Valnaraiso. some of them re sportses to messages of inquiry as to the safety of relatives or mends, make mention of serious loss of life. , Buenos Ayres is still cut off from Chile. Galveston, Tex., Aug. 18. According to statements made by the cable oper ator at Valparaiso, who was working lin direct communication with the of fice In this city yesterday, earthquake shocks continued at intervals all through the day, and many times the operators had to flee from their of ifica. Tho operator at Valparaiso stated that everything is in confusion at that place; that many houses have been razed, and the loss of life believed to be great, although no attempt has yet Ibeen made to ascertain the number of lives lost. Overland lines over the Andes mountains are all down, and communication south of Valparaiso is completely shut off. RECORDED AT DISTANT POINTS. Earthquake Waves Noted in Honolulu and Victoria, B. C. London, Aug. 17. Professor John Milne, the seismologist, reports from the Isle of Wight that his records in dicate an earthquake as great as that of San Francisco, lasting for five hours, apparently located along the coast con siderably north of Valparaiso. Honolulu, Aug. 17. The tide gauges here show a disturbance apparently of distant origin. Beginning at 5:23 this morning, three waves an hour have been indicated, showing an oscillation Continued on Second Page.) EARNED DEFEATS BEHR. National Ex-Chnmplon Wins Final Round at Southampton. Southampton, L. I., Aug. 17. William IA. Lamed, the national ex-champlon, won the final and cup round in the sirgles of the Meadow clulb Lawn Ten nis tournament here, to-day defeating Karl H. Behr, jr., 3-6, 6-4, 6-8, 6-1, 7-5. This was the fifth time that Lamed has won the cup on these courts. Lam ed skillfully forced Behr into .difficulties which with the play at high speed, proved the undoing of the youthful Yale aspirant. In the men's open doubles, second round, Leonard and Lyon beat T. R. Pell and Harry Torrance, jr., 4-6, 8-6, 6-4. Larned and Clothier beat Dewhurst and Tolt, 6-2, 6-4. In the semi-final rund .Wright and Stillman heat Edgar Lenard and Lyon 6-3, 6-2. WAS WU'S LIFHATT EMPTED ? Fatal Explosion in Fekin Given Rise to Rumor. f Pekin, Aug. 17. By the explosion of a gasoline tank used in connection with a lantern show here a general of the army and another official were killed to-day and several persons were wounded. The occurrence caused great alarm and gave rise to many rumors, cne being to the effect that an attempt had been made to assassinate Wu Ting Fang, formerly Chinese minister to the Tinned States by a bomb as he was re turning from an audience with the em press. . FAILURE OF CHELSEA BANK DUE TO EXCESSIVE LOANS TO OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. President Hinckley Indebted to the In stitution to the Extent of $300,000 to $500,000 To Make This Good He Transfers Equity In! Real Estate to Cover It Fatally III at His Home. Chelsea, Mass., Aug. 17. Following the official Information given by Bank Examiner Ewer to the comptroller of the currency at Washington, that the failure of the First National bank of Chelsea, the doors of which were clos ed last' night, was due to excessive loans made to officers and directors of the bank, it'ibecame understood to-day that the principal factor in the suspen sion of the 'bank was a large indebt edness on the part of its president, Syl vester B. Hinckley. This indebtedness Is unofficially estimated at frpm $300,000 to $500,000, but statements made to-day by directors of the bank Indicate that President Hinckley had transferred to the institution his equity in large real estate holdings, which, it was expected, would provide for the payment in full of all depositors. , President Hinckley is said to be fatal ly sick at his home in Newton. So sick, It Is said, Is he, that on Saturday last he was unable to place his signature to the papers transferring his property to the bank, and It was necessary for him to resort to making his mark upon the document. This proceeding was legaliz ed by the witnessing signatures of his wife and son. It is said that Mr. Hinckley had not been able. to be at the bank for four weeks. Developments to-day indicated that 'Mr. Hinckley was involved in extensive real estate transactions, from which he expected to realize splendid profits for the bank, as well as for himself. The failure of his plans in connection with his illness, as well as dissatisfaction on the part of at lease one of the direc tors with the nature of some of the pa papers placed with the bank as collater al, accounts for the closing of the bank. The director most active in bringing affairs to a crisis was Thomas Martin, the former president of the bank, who, in an interview to-day, said that re cently he discovered evidence of un business like methods, and as a director started an investigation. This disclosed the fact that paper held by the bank was not what Mr. Martin considered strictly commercial. He said also that the signatures in some cases "needed explaining." Mr. Martin also said that sufficient property had been transferred by Mr. Hinckley to the Ibank to insure the payment of depositors in full. Examiner Ewer, having been appoint ed temporary receiver by the comptroll er, was In charge of the bank to-day, and with an augmented corps of clerks was bu?ily engaged upon the accounts of the institution. Late to-day he was unable to intimate when he should be able to report further to his chief at Washington. At Death's Door He Kills Himself. Philadelphia, Aug. 17. In the last stages of consumption and not expect ed to live another day, Kasper Muel berger, aged forty-four years, to-night shot and killed himself. With the lit tle strength he had remaining Muel .berger crawled out of ted, and climb ing upon a chair took his revolver from the top of a wardrobe, and then shot himself in the head. Behring's Sperlflc for Tuberculosis. Paris, Aug. 18. The Matin this morn ing announces that Professor Behring has completed his researches in con nection with his alleged cure for tu berculosis, and that he will now com mence the distribution to hospitals of a specific, which he has named tulasc, where the best methods of its appli sation will bo studied. TERRORISTS CONTiNUE THEIR ASSASSINATIONS RURAL GUARDS HOT EXCEPTED FROM CAMPAIGN AGAINST ltUSHAN POLICE. Three Killed Yesterday in Villages Near Warsaw Six Armed Men Carry Off a Safe at Nlznl-Novgerod Containing $5,000 Premier Agrees With Caiar in His Opposition to the Expropriation of Land. Warsaw, Aug. 17.-The rural guards are not excepted from, the terrorist campaign against the police. Two guards were killed j to-day in the vil lage of Gombin and one at Kirnozla, while one was killed aad one seriously wounded in the town of Lovich where the police station also was fusiladed. Plock, Aug. 17. In consequence of the wholesale murder of policemen here, of whom another was killed to-day all the regular police have Ibeen relieved and their places filled by dragoons and rifle men. Nizhni-Novgorod, Aug. 17. Six armed men this evening entered the counting house of the Dadija Steamboat com pany, overpowered the policeman on duty there and made off with a safe containing $5,000. One of the robbers was arrested but the others escaped. Paris, Aug. 17. The Temps corre spondent at St. Petersburg telegraphed to-day that he had an interview with Premier 'Stolypln, who said that had the Russian parliament continued to exist the troubles would have been worse. In his opinion the revolutionary move ment was non-political depending on the agrarian question, and an imme diate solution, of the pending problem was impossible. The premier entirely agreed that the emperor was opposed to the expropri ation of land, which he regarded as pillage. Much exaggeration, M. Stoly pin added, existed relative to the dearth of land. Referring to the coming election the premier said he hoped the new parlia ment would be divided into two par ties, and thus 'be more representative of the country. An accurate forecast of the composition of the future par liament was, however, impossible, ow ing to the disturbed conditions. He also considered that the liberty grant ed to the press in Russia had been too extensive, in view of the great influ ence it exerted, and said that force was the only visible method of fight ing the revolution. Touching on the Jewish question the premier asserted that he was n no way anti-Semite. He considered that the Jews should be consulted relative to their condition. In conclusion the pre mier said that all the possible neces sary reforms would be introduced, and regarding loans he stated that none will be issued before the meeting of parliament, and, perhaps, even then It would not be necessary to borrow any mora money. St. Petersburg, Aug. 17. Premier Stolypln to-day authorized a flat denial of various reports which have been in circulation here with regard to revision of the fundamental law, declaring that alteration is not even contemplated. In reference to other rumors that a com mission, is now working on revision of the law governing the election of mem bers of parliament, a member of tho cabinet Informed The (Associated Press that they probably are traceable to the fact that tho government is making a systematic study of its role In the elec tions and how best to combat the ef forts of the revolutionists quasi or avowed. TRAGEDY AT CARPET WORKS. Man Stabbed in the Back With Pair of Scissors. New Lebanon, Mass., Au, 17. lAdolph Walgar is dead and William Owens is under arrest to-night, following a quar rel alleged to have occurred between the two men at the New Lebanon car pet cleaning works to-day, where both were employed. Walgar was stabbed ir. the back with a pair of shears, dying in a few minutes, from loss of blood. Owens, while cleaning some nmttreBs er, it is said, Ibrought one into the room where Walgar was working and laid it down on some of the latt.er's work. This argered Walgar, and he threw the mat tress to the floor. A hot argument then ensued, which finally came to blows. Then Owens is alleged to have picked up a pair of shears and hurled them at Walgar. The shears, striking Wal gar in the back, remained there until pulled out by Owens. The shears had cut an artery, and Walgar staggered into another room, dying in a few min utes. Owens claims that Walgar at tempted to strike him and that he threw the shears in self-defense. William Blum, also an employe of the company, was the only witness to the affair, and his story coincides with that of Owens, with the exception of the al leged attempt on Walgar's part to strike Owens. The latter was arrested late to-day by the police and lodged in the Greenwich jail. Walgar was twen. ty-nine years old and unmarried. Owens is fifty-five. Herrera Throws l'p Sponge. Milwaukee, Aug. 17. Charles Neary to-night won over Aurelio Herrera in the seventh round, Eerrera throwing P the sponge. FIFTY MINERS ENTOMB tx, Cave-In at Virginia Mine Fate of Vic tims Unknown. Bristol, Va Aug. 17. Fifty men are entombed alive in the Clinch mountain tunnel at Clinohport, Va., as a result of a cave-in which occurred to-day. It is not known whether the men are dead or alive, tout the vork of rescue is be ing pushed as fast as possible. Air is 'being pumped into the tunnel, and a large force of men is working in an effort toward rescue. The cave-in occurred unexpectedly, and It is not known who is responsible. The men entombed are chiefly Ital ians of the i mountainous section of southwest Virginia, and the excitement is intense. Men, women and children to-night were at the mouth of the tun nel, awaiting news of those dear to them. Women screamed and wrung their hands, and cried hysterically for fathers, brothers and loved ones. No bodies have been recovered. The 'tunnel is being driven through Clinch mountain, and is to be one mile in length. It has already been extend ed about 700 feet, and thej men are a considerable distance in the hole. The contract for the tunnel was let several months ago by the South, and West ern railroad at $2,200,000, aftd is to be one of the longest and most expensive tunnels in the south. i ENCAMPMENT FOfi SARATOGA GRAND ARMY WILL MEETTHERE NLXT 1EAR, rrotest Against Erection of Statue to Henry' Win to be Sent to General S. D. I.ee, Commander of the United Confederate Veterans Proposal to Deprecate Action of Coup-ess in Abol ishing Cuntecn From Old Soldiers' Homes Laid on the Table. Minneapolis, Aug. 17, The Grand Army of the Republic completed its an nual encampment to-day and adjourn ed to meet in Saratoga, N. Y., in 1907. The encampment, after an exciting and acrimonious debate, decided that a protest against the erection of a statue to Henry Wirz should be sent to Gen eral S. D. Lee, commander of the Unit, ed Confederate Veterans. The proposal to deprecate the action of congress in abolishing, the canteen from old soldiers' homes was laid on tho table without debate. ', Just prior to adjournment Command' er-in-Chicf-elect R. B. Brown announc ed the following staff appointments:: Adjutant-general Joseph W. O'Nell, of Ohio. Quartermaster-general Charles Bur rows, of New Jersey. Assistant quartermaster-general J. H. Holcomb, of Philadelphia. Chief of staff J. V. Winanes, of Ohio. The final vote on the next meeting place showed 403 for Saratoga and 175 for Cincinnati. Commander-in-Chief Tanner gave up the chair to make an impassioned ap peal from the floor in support of the minority report relative to the Wirz statue. The debate grew warm and a fow'per sonalities were Indulged in. The minor ity report was adopted by a viva voce vote. Resolutions were passed asking the secretary of war to purchase the grounds on which monuments have been erected on the battlefields of Bull Run, and asking that statistics as accurate as possible of the mortality in southern prisons be issued by the government. During the day Commander-in-Chief Tanner sent a telegram to President Roosevelt informing him that the en campment was in session. To this the following reply was made by the presi dent to Commander Tanner: "Many thanks for your telegram Through you I extend to the Grand Army of the Republic my heartiest greetings, not merely personal, but offi cial, In behalf of all the people of this nation, whose existence is owing to what you and your comrades did in the heroic days of the civil war. "Theodore Roosevelt.' Adjournment wan taken immediately after the installation of the newly-elect. ed officers by Past Commander Louis Wagner, of Philadelphia. ESTABLISH NEW RECORD. Whitman and Corrls Reach New York From San Francisco. New York, Aug. 17. L, L. Whitman and C. S. Carris, who arrived at the Astor house here to-night at 11:55 in a thirty-six-horsepower automobile, there by established a new cross-continent automobile record of fifteen days one hour and fifty minutes. The former record, thirty-two days and twenty- three hours, they made in 1004. Mr. Whitman brought a letier from Mayor Schmitz, of San Francisco, to Mayor McClellan, .of New Tork, ex pressing San Francisco's thanks for the assistance tendered by the people o New Tork after the earthquake. Justice Hnrlna's Son Appointed. Ovster Bay. N. T., Aug. 17. President Roosevelt to-day appointed James S. Harlan of Chicago a member of the In terstate commerce commission. Mr. Harlan is a son of John M. Harlan, as sociate justice of the supreme court o the United States. The appointment completes the membership of the com amission. ACCEPT BRYAN AS THE NATIONAL PARTY LEADE RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY BAY STATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE. Recent Wage Earners' Convention In Boston Recognized and Recommenda tion to State Convention Adopted That Some Representative of Organ ized Labor be Placed Upon the Ticket Skirmish for Governorship Between Whitney and Morau. Boston, Aug. 17. Resolutions "ac cepting" William Jennings Bryan as the national leader of the democratic; party, and its probable candidate for the presidency in 1908, was unanimous ly adopted at a meeting of democratic state committeemen here to-day, the committee having met to make ar rangements for the annual state con vention to be held in the fall, October 4 was named as the date and Tremont Temple, Boston, aa the place for hold ing the convention. The caucuses to nominate state delegates will be held September 26. The committee also adopted a resolution recognizing the recent wage earners' convention held in Boston to promote the Interests of un ion labor in connection with the nom ination of state officers, and recom mending to the state convention that some democratic representative of or ganized" labor foe placed upon the state ticket. " Unusual importance has been attach ed to the sitting of the committee to day, as it was expected that in the course of tho proceedings something would develop to show the relative strength of Henry M. Whitney and District Attorney John B. Moran, as rival candidates for, the nomination for governor on the democratic ticket. No vote was taken, however, on any ques tion that would disclose the support held by the two men among the mem bers of the committee. There was an approach to such a revelation, when Daniel H. Toomey, of Springfield, a supporter of Mr. Moran, raised objection to the usual procedure of leaving the selection of officers for the convention to the executive com mittee. Mr. Toomney claimed that this committee, being appointed by Chair man Joslah Quincy, who already had taken a position in favor of Mr. Whit ney, naturally would be influenced iby the chairman's view in selecting con vention officers. Before the matter had reached the stage at which a vote could be taken, Mr. Toomey was pre vailed upon to withdraw his objec tion. A number of committee members understood to be supporters of Mr. Whitney made no attempt to' conceal their pleasure. AGED PHYSICIAN ARRESTED. Accused of Grand Larceny by His Wnrd. New York, Aug. 17. Dr. Whitman V. White, seventy-two years old, consult ing physician and member of the board of managers of the Manhattan State Hospital for the Insane, was arrested in Plttsfleld, Mass., to-day on a charge of grand larceny, the amount named In the complaint being $1,4S3. The charge was made by James O' Sullivan of the Bronx, for whom Dr. White act ed as guardian until O'Sulllvan cam of age early this year. O'Sulllvan al leges that in paying to him his share of his father's estate, Dr. White with held $1,483. Dr. While, according to the detect ive who brought him here, declares that the matter is a trifling one, and that the complaint is based upon a mere technicality, and not upon any real crime. He declares, it is said, that the matter will be very quickly settled, and that he will be released and clear ed of any criminal charge. Dr. White lias (been known for years as anexpert alienist, having a reputa tion in thaf line extending throughout the country, ana navmg neen connect ed with several institutions tor tne Insane. He was formerly head of the State Insane asylum in Binghamton, and Jater superintendent of the govern ment hospital tor tne insane at wasn ington. D. C. From Washington he cameto this city, and has been for sev eral years connected with the Man hattan State Hospital for the Insane on Ward's Island. FINANCE MINISTER UNSEATED. Canadian Official's Election the Result of Corrnpt Practices. Shelburne, N. S., Aug. 17. Hon. W. S. Fielding, minister of finance in the Can adian government, was unseated to night as member of parliament for the Queens-Shelburne district by the su preme court. Minister Fielding was charged by the leaders of the conserva tive party in the district with holding his seat illegally on the ground that his political workers in the last general election' had been guilty of corrupt practices. Fielding, who is the right-hand man of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the Canadian premier, will be obliged to seek re-election before he can again sit in parlia ment. Polo at 'arragonett Pier. Xarragansett Pier, R, I., Aug. Myopia 2d defeated Dedham in the sec end match for the Rhode Island cups, at polo to-day by a score of 11 3-4 to 4 1-2. Wrenn and Forbes of Dedham made safeties, while Maxwell Norman scored one for Myopia. The game was not very well played. Forbes was thrown from his pony and turned a doul'ole somersault, but landed on his feet and was uninjured. WOMAN STRANGLED. Found Dead in Her Room Robbery the Motive. New Tork, Aug. 17.-Irs. Mary Manelskl, the wife of a farmer, was strangled to death in the dining room of her home in East Wllliston, L. I., to-day. Her ibody was found by her son lying on the floor, face downward, with her apron bound tightly about her neck. Life was extinct. A search of the upper rooms of the farmhouse showed that the rooms had been ran sacked, and the members of the fam ily believe that $1,000 which IMrs. Man elski had in the 'house was stolen. Mrs. Manelskl's son spread the alarm, and a search was begun for Peter Levy, a negro farm hand, who was em ployed on a farm nearby. It was re ported that Levy had been, seen about the Manelskl home. Later Levy was arrested. The pris oner denied any knowledge of the crime. CANNOT BE ADMITTED. Importation of Labor From Mexico Into United States. Washington, Aug. 17. An important question respecting the Importation of labor from Mexico into the United States for work on railroad construc tion in 'Texa's has been determined by the department of justice at the in stance of the department of commerce and labor. The question was whether men employed as laborers on ordinary railroad construction were "skilled" or "unskilled" in the meaning of the law. The dapartmentof juatlce, through an opinion rendered by Acting Attorney Charles H. Rohb, has decided that the men are "unskilled" laborers, and that therefore they cannot under the law be admitted into this country, RACING AT POUGHKEEPSIE FINISHES CLOSER THAN ANT PRBVIOUS DAY OP MEETING. Drivers of India and Totora Fined $100 Each Because They Did Not Try to Win Second Heat of 2:17 Trot Geers Put In to Drive India Rady Kip Wins the 2:10 Pace in Straight Heats. Poughkeepsle, N. Y., Aug. 17. The fifth and last day of the Grand Circuit meeting here was characterized by more close finishes than on any previous day of the meeting, especially in the 2:17 trot and' 2:10 pace. With nine-starters in the 2:17 trot the talent made no ' decided choice In the betting. Believing that the drivers of India and Totera had not tried to win the second heat of this race, the judges nneo Kiarldge and Titer $100 each and put Geers in to drive India in place of .Kldrldge. Rudy Kip, having won the 2:11 pace Tuesday, was favorite in the 2:10 pace to-day at $100 to $40. He won the race in straight heats, but Argot Boy gave him a hard finish each time. The sum maries: 2:10 Pace Purse $1,000 Three in Five. ituay is.ip, or n, by McBwen, by Brown Hal (T. Murphy). Ill Argot Boy, b g (Cox) 2 2 2 My Star, ch g (McHenry) . . . . 3 8 4 La Points, b m (Rombaugh).. 9 4 Oaphne Direct, blk m (Walk er) 4 6 S Leslie Waterman, ch g (Hig-. ' bee) 7 8 Bonalet, b m (Benyon) 5 9 9 Fred R., blk h (L. Murphy)... 6 6 Bonnie Wilkes, ch m (How ard) 8 7 7 Time 2:06, 2:05, 2:06. 2:13 Pace Purse $1,000 Three in Five. vesta Boy, ch g, by Monta Vesta (T. Murphy) 4 Billy Cole, br g (Nichols).. 1 SM1I, b g (Gerrity) 2 Owassia, br m (Titer) 6 Frank Bain, b g (Cox and Monahan) 5 1 1 3 4 2 4 3 6 ds Legatee R., br h (Helman) 8 ds Time 2:07, 2:07, 2:09V4, 2:11, 2:17 Trot Purse $ WOO Three in Five Limited to Five Heats. Totera, b ni, by Blngen (Titer) 2 1 3 4 1 Graneino, blk h (Cox). . 7 7 112 India, br m (Eldridgo and Geers) 3 4 2 2 8 Composer, b g (Laselle) 6 2 4 8 4 Tom Phalr, b h (Op- clvke) 4 8 6 ro ' O. H. W., b g (McCar thy) 5 6 4 ro Oliver Moore, b h (Coon rod) 9 5 7 ro Wesley Baron, ch h (Geers) 8 9 8 ro Grace Cameron, c m (Hlgbee) 1 8 ds Time 2:13 Vi, 2:13, 2:13, 2:16, 2:1614. INSURANCE LITIGATION. Suits Against Former Mntual Trustees Involving Millions. New Tork, Aug. 17. Complaints in suits involving an accounting of sums aggregating several millions of dollars were summoned by the Mutual Life Insurance company to-day upon three of its former trustees, Robert Oly phant, J. C. Holden and Charles Mil ler, who constituted the expenditures committee of the McOurdy administra tion. A fourth action has been begun against the estate of the late Jacob Hobart Herrlck, :Mr. Olyphant's prede cesser as chairman of the expenditures committee. The suit is direoted against the executrix of the estate, Mrs. Her- riek, widow of the trustee. Efforts to serve the complaint have been unsuc cessful. The complaints ask the courts to compel the former trustees to account to th eeompany for all moneys receiv ed by them and for all expenditures and disbursements made or permitted, to be made by them, and that the company recover for them such sums as shall be found to be due as a re- 'sult of any negligence. U. P. RUSHED UP AID FRANTIC TRADING SCENES COMMON TAKES AN UPWARD FLIGHT OF SEVENTEEN AND ONE-EIGHTH POINTS. S. P. Jumps Six and Seven-TCIirtha Point. Rise Follows Announcement of Dividenhds Far in Excess of What Traders Had Any Reason to Expect Pool in V. P. Realizes $15,000,000 and An A In H 1 fll A aaa aaa New York, Aug. 17. Amid scenes of frantic trading on the stock exchange Union Pacific common was rushed up ward 171-8 points a share and that of. Southern Pacific 6 7-8 points to-day, aft- , an announcement of dividends far excess of what the traders 'had any reason to expect. The result was that large number of traders who had sold! the stock short suffered sharp losses, and, according to an estimate reported by the Evening Post, a pool in Union Pacific stock realized profits amounting $i5,000,000and a similar pool in South ern Pacific $10,000,000., Notwithstanding the meeting of the executive committees of the Union Pa cific and Southern Pacific roads in this city yesterday, the bulk of the brokers were unprepared for the announcement of dividends, which was made public soon after the opening of to-day's mar ket. The dividends warv TTni Ttn,. preferred, 2 per cent. Bemi-anm.af common. 5 rer cent ot . ,. Southern Pacific common. 2 1-2 per cent semi-annual. Union Pa.cif)n i heretofore paid 3 per cent., and to-day's dividend was the first nr - w.u U.WCli Vil Southern Pacific common. Brokers were swent into a. gle to buy the two stocks within a, min ute after the announcement was circu- .laiea, ana the excited scenes have not been witnessed sines in Northern Pacific years ago. The snorts in both Pacifies were unprepared; for the upward rush which follow n, announcement, and went scrambling to cover. : Within half an hour after the announcement Union Pacific had bound ed up more than: 8 points and Southern .irttuuic neany y. feverish activity pre vailed In the tWO Stocks thnnn vwftuuui mo session, with various halts in the up- wam movement wnen the traders sold to realize profits. Except for these halts,, the upward mnvumMf t tti Pacific continued throughout the day o-iuiuBi. to me ciose or the market, when there was a slight recession n '. taking. Southern Pacific advanvr! however, but halted early and held. Union Pacific's extreme ad vanra vim a from 162 5-8 to 179 3-4, and Southern racmcs from' 83 7-8 to 89. Union Pa cific closed at 178 1-4 and Southern v. ciftc at 87 3-8. The total sales of Union Pacific were 647,100 shares and those of Southern Pacific 481,600. AS GOOD AS WON. Opinion of Typographical CoaTcntloa on Eight-Hour Fight. Colorado Springs, Aug. 17. With the declaration that the fight for the eieht. hour day is as good as won, the fifty second annual convention of the Typo graphical union to-day voted to reduce the strike assessment from 10 per centi to 8 per cent, of the -wares of errmVivpri' printers. At this time 38,960 mernbfirs are working eight hours, 2,656 are un der a nine-hour contract and 4.709 are on strike. , 1 The expense of the strike to date has been approximately $1,'60(),000, all of which, with the exception of $4.7,715, has been contributed by members working under undisturbed conditions. It was decided to-day that the sum allowed members on the strike roll be not In excess of $7 a week for single men And $10 for married men, and that where men refuse to work because the amount: earned does not equal the strike benefit they be put off from the benefit list en tirely. Characterizing the injunction feature of the strike as a "wrong method of regulation of justice," the eight-hour cumimuae reports as roiiows: "The injunction has become a club used by idolatrous capital to beat trade unionism into submission, to deprive it of all of its liberties and privileges guaranteed under the constitution." TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AVERTED. Fortunate Presence of Mind of N T, Central Tower Man. fPoughkeepsie, N. Y., Aug. 17. Tn presence of mind of a tower man on the New York Central and Hudson Rivei railroad, at Fishklll, shortly after 8 o'clock to-night, was the means of averting what might have been a terri ie accident. As a freight train south Ibound neared the 'Fishklll station ona of the wheels on a car loaded with lum toer broke and the car oareened and fell on the northbound track. Tho noise at tracted the attention of the tower man, Immediately realizing that train Yl, the Wolverine express, was due, he threw the signal against the train. The speed had been considerably checked, tout the train ran Into the derailed car. Shipping News. Liverpool, Aug. 16. Arrived: Steamer Empress of Ireland, Quebec. Plymouth, Aug. 17. Arrived: Steam er Bluecher, New York for Cherbourg and Hamburg. Boulogne, Aug. 17. Arriyed: Steamer Noordam, New York for Rotterdam (and proceeded). Havre, Aug. 17. Arrived: Steamer La Cascogne, Now York.