Newspaper Page Text
VOL LXX. NO 225 PRICE TWO CENTS.
NEW HAVEN. COXX., FltlDAT SEPTEMBER 28 1906 THE CAIIEIXGTOX PUBLISHING CO. 7'I i I - 'M n I. iA i f (i 3i i M 1 M -I 1) t r s. INTERVENTION HELD OFF FOR SHORT THE SECRETARIES TAFT AND BACON AG&EE TO AWAIT TO-DAY'S DEVELOPMENTS. President Palnm Steadfastly Refnses to Withdraw His Resignation Ameri can Commissioners Have Little Con fidence in tlie Seriousness of the In tentions of the Politicians Who Have Been Vacilllntlng and Insincere, Havana, Sept. 27. The moderate party to-night decided to make a final effort to perpetuate the authority of the Palma administration by determin ing to reject the resignation of the president when presented to congress to-morrow. When this decision was reached Secretary of War Taft and As sistant Secretary of State Bacon, the 'American commissioners, had already concluded to intervene, but they agreed to await to-morrow's developments, as they are anxious to afford the Cubans every opportunity to work out their own salvation. President Palma steadfastly refuses every solicitation of his friends to withdraw hia resignation. Typical of this was the cablegram' he sent to President Koosevelt in response to the final urgent message from the Ameri can president that lie .remain at the helm in Cuba. In this President Palm expressed his warm appreciation of President Roosevelt's efforts to secure peace for Cuba and the friendship he has ajways shown the Cuban people. He referred to his own previous sacri fices for Cuba, which he said had not been made in vain, but in the present situation and in view of all that had transpired, he felt that further sacri fices on hia part would be useless, and that It was not consistent with his dig nity and prestige to remain in office. Were it possible to induce President Palma to withdraw his resignation the situation still would be most difficult, nnd intervention would continue to be the most probable outcome. If Palma's resignation were accepted it would then become necessary to! cnngress to elect a provisional president. Such an elec tion -would only be a new source of contention, not only between the op posing political parties, but probably within the factions in these parties. The American commissioners will not brook the establishment 'f a provision al , government by the Cubans simply as a means of gaining time. They hold that if a provisional government is , created it must be by the United States. Secretaries Taft and Racon would not ibe properly discharging their full duties if such a government were created in ' any other manner. The American commissioners have lit tle confidence in the seriousness of the intentions of the politicians, who have ibeen vasclllatlng and Insincere through out these nine days of futile negotia tion. This being the situation nobody lis Inclined to doubt to-mlght that with in twenty-four hours Secretary Taft, iby authority of the president of the United States, will proclaim himself provisional governor of Cuba. Such a government, however, would be made Cuban as far as It was possible so to do by" continuing the various depart ments under the immediate control of ithe present heads thereof. Imimediate developments In the situ ation depend on the action of congress to-morrow. It is not likely that the lib erals will attend the session, but the moderates and the liberal nationalists combined expect to secure a quorum. The 'moderate leaders to-night expect nothing but Intervention to-morrow, it being a matter of commn report among ithom that armed American forces -will flock ashore from the warships assem bled here even before the meeting of congress, but this 'will not occur unless porno Violent change In the "situation makes I', necessary. Even should con gress carry out its announced intention of not accepting President Palma's res ignation, Secretary Taft will hold that la vacancy exists unless Palma himself concludes to remain lr office. In the meawhlle preparations for the fondlng of marines and bluejackets from the American warships have been fully completed, and within a short time after Secretary Ta.ft gives the order all advantageous points, which already have been selected by naval officers, iwould be occupied by a force of at least 2,500 men. Such an order would not be given until Secretary Taft regards it as absolutely necessary, tout it is certain that the present chatic conditiors will not be allowed to continue fop more than one day longer. The moi.-accept-ance of President Palma's resignation and Its withdrawal will be Cuba's last card. General Frederick Funston arrived here to-day. He has gone over all the military plans, approved them and fa miliarized himself with the military situation as presented by Major Ladd, who has been here for a fortnight. Among the places vWted to-day by General Funston was the rebel camp outside of Havana. Here the Ameri can general met Generals Guerra and Delcastiilo and other commanders of the insurgents, some of whom he knew during the last revolution. The atmosphere at the palace to night is decidedly gloomy. Everybody who emerged from President Palma's private office wore a long face. Mem bers of the cabinet reiterated that Pal ma had not receded from his determin ation to resign, in spite of the persua sive arguments of his most intimate friends. The president himself has succumbed somewhat to nervous fa tigue and everybody regfards the wind up of the administration as imminent. President Palma will retire as poor as when he assumed the office, but all his (Continued on Second Page,). CONTROL OF CEMENT COMPANY. United States Steel Company Has It In Chicago, Chicago, Sept. 27. Official announce ment was made to-day of plans by which the United States Steel corpor ation not only will control the Portland cement industry in Chicago, but will in vade the east by building a plant near Pittsburg. On October 1 the Universal Portland Cement company, capitalized nominally at $1,000,000, will take over the plants and business of the cement department of the Illinois Steel company. It is planned to increase the output of ce ment by nearly 150 per cent, by the erection of a new plant near Pittsburg. To do this $3,000,000 will be expended, taken from an appropriation made by the management of the steel corpora tion last spring. When the plants are completed the yearly output will be about 3,000,000 barrels and will exceed by ten per cent, that of the entire country. GRf.AT TRACT LEAS ID Canadian Laud Taken Over for Fishing and Hunting. St. John, N. B., Sept. 27. A tract of more than 1,700.000 acres in the Tobique river seotion of New Brunswick has been leased by a sporting organization : recently organized in Montreal. The j company is known as the New Bruns ; wick fish and game company, limited, and the immense tract secured by it in cludes some of the choicest big game country in the province. The officers of the company are: Honorary president, Lord Straithicona, Montreal; president, Robert Meighon, 'Montreal; vice president. Col. H. H. McLean, St. John; treasurer, Alfred Zeley, St. John. The names of a number of New York sportsmen are on the list of provisional directors. NEW BIG STEAMSHIP CO. TO BUILD EIGHT SHIPS FOR GREAT LARES. Each to be 600 Feet Long; and Cost 945,000 Moses Taylor, Vice Presi dent of the Lackawanna Steel Com pany Mentioned as President New Ships to Come Out In 1008. Detroit, Sept. 27. The Free Press to morrow will announce, the launching of a big steamship company on the Great Lakes that will build eight ships, each 600 feet long and each costing about $475,000. While the personnel of the new concern is not given In detail, Moses Taylor, vice-president of the Lackawanna Steel company, Is men tioned as prominent in the new steam ship company, and it is stated that other Capitalists associated with Mr. Taylor in the Lackawanna Steel com pany are interested, although the steel company itself does not appear in the transaction. The new ships are to come out in 1908 and are to be built by the American Shipbuilding company, which agrees to take over, at a valuation of , $1,000,000, the shipowners' drydock property at Chicago, This phase of the matter comes about through tha eastern bond holders of the drydocks at Chicago be irjg interested in the new steamship company and being anxious to dispose of their Chicago docks, which, it is said, have not been remunerative. Moses Taylor, of the Lackawanna Steel company, is one of the principal bond holders of the Shipowners' Drydock company, , NEW NATURA LJZATION LAW. Good Deal More Work In Examining; Aliens Required. New York, Sept. 27. When the new naturalization law -went into effect to day it became evident to the Immigra tion officials at Ellis Island that under its requirements a great deal more work in examining aliens on their arrival from foreign shores is involved. The object of the naturalization bill is to prevent fraudulent use of naturaliza tion papers. The law provides that a thorough description mu 'x be taken of every immigrant before he sails from a foreign port. This description must tally with another description taken on his arriva at Ellis Island. The papers containing these facts will be filed' by the government for reference when the alien applies for citizenship papers. The new law affects aliens in the first and second cabins, as well as those in the Steerage of Incoming steamships. The officials estimate that under the opera tion of the new law it will require three men to do the work of one man under the former system of inspection. Prompts Prevailing Fevers. New York, Sept. 2".-Tames R. Gar field, commissioner of the bureau of corporations of the department of com merce and labor, Washington, in an address at the opening exercises of the school of commerce, accounts and fi nance, of the University of New York to-night, said that the accumulations of large fortunes by private Individuals prompted the great prevailing fever for speculation. Wabash Strike. Springfield, 111., Sept. 27.-A commit tee of the Wabash railroad strikers here to-night gave out the terms on which the settlement of the Khvn mn' strike ' was effected. Boilermakers secured an Increase of two cents per hour, raising the wages from twenty-eight to thirty cents. Helpers reoeve the same raise and apprentices -will receive a fraction of one cent increase granted the boiler- t makers. GREAT STORM RAGES ON THE GULF COAST WORST SINCE THE VILLAGE OF PENSACOLA WAS SWtFT AWAY. Report That Many Lives Have Been Lost Estimated Property Damage is Three Million Dollars Every House In Pensacola Has Suffered Damage nnd Many Roofs Have Been Blown OnWater Front Strewn With De bris. Pensacola, Fla,, Sept. 27.-The worst sea storm and hurricane that the gulf coast has experienced since the village of Pensacola on San Rosa Island was swept away 107 years ago began last night, and is still raging late to-day. It is reported that many lives between the city and navy yard have been lost, but the report has not been verified and does not obtain credence. It is known, however, that many of the houses in that seotion are under five to ten feet of water, and many women have 'been taken from second story windows and carried to safety in boats. The estimated property damage is $3,000,000. Every house in Pensacola has suffered damage and many roofs are blown off. Telephone, telegraph and electric light wires are wrecked. The water front is strewn with debris for miles on either side of the city, and vessels are piled on the wharves, or where the wharves once were, in ut ter ruin. Big iron steamers and many lighter sailing ships are lying high and dry up in the city, where the tide has never before known to reaoh. Wharfs for miles, around here have been swept away or damaged beyond repair. The electric power was shut off at 1 o'clock this morning. There 1s no street car traffic and communication with the out side world is practically cut off. The streets of Pensacola are littered with timbers, tin roofing and broken glass. This dispatch with other telegraphic matter, is being hurried to . Flomaton, Ala., by the Western Union manager, who makes the trip by train to ascer tain the exact extent of damage done here and alsewhere. It Is feared great havoc and loss of life will be shown when reports from the entire seotion aong the coast cart be gathered. New Orleans, Sept. 27. All efforts to penetrate even the edge of the flood caused by the hurricane on the Gulf of Mexico coast to the east and south of here have been fruitless to-night up to a period almost twenty-four hours aft er the receipt of the last message from the exposed towns. Apprehension was Increased by the fact that these places, beginning at Lake Catherine, the far thest point east reached thus far, are much more exposed to the wind and water than the larger gulf cities which have harbors. From Lake Catherine eastward the exposed towns are Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Mississippi City, Biloxl, Pas cagoula, Ocean Springs and Scranton. These places face Mississippi sound;" across which the wind has a long sweep. Some of them extend up to the very brink of the sound and In places are protected by banks not more than six to ten feet above the normal sea (Continued on Second Page.) NEW COMMISSIONER. President Appoints W. Morgan Sinister to the Philippines. Washington, Sept. 27. President Roosevelt has appointed W. Morgan Shuster as a member of the Philippine commission to fill one of the vacancies caused by the resignation of Governor General Wright and Governor-General Ide. The other vacancy recently was filled by the appointment of Judge Charles E. Magoon, American minister to Panama and governor of the canal zone. Mr. Shuster is a native of this city and has served in various branches of the government service. He was dep uty collector of customs of Cuba dur ing the American occupation, and later collector of customs In the Philippines. StARCHIHG FOK THE II F. AD. New York Police Follow Confession of Mnrderer. New York, Sept. 27. Following the confession to-day of Abram Tashjlan, the twenty-year-old Armenian, that he had murdered his brvther Marhar, portione of whose dismembered body were found. In the vicinity of 36th stffet and 11th avenue on Sundav and Monday last, the police began dragging the Hudson river in searcn ior trie vic tim's head, which Abram said he threw into the stream at the foot of West 36th street. Grappling irons were first brought in uwe, but failed and a steam dredge was substituted. Foss Satisfied. Boston, Sept. 27. (Although defeated in the recent republican primaries, in his campaign for lieutenant governor, Eugene N. Foss of Boston, in rexlew. ing the contest to-day said that he was satisfied with the efforts of those who supported him, and finds that 10,000 voters endorsed his reciprocity views. Former City Treasurer Indicted. Lawrence, Mass., Sept. 27. The grand jury of Essex county to-day indicted James V. Felker, formerly city treasur er of Newburyport for embezzlement of the city's funds. TJie indictment con tained sixteen counts. MEXICAN DISTVHEANCE. Revolutionists CInsh With Government Troops Former Scatter. Houston, Texas, Sept. 27. A. courier Just arrived says that the .revolution ists and a force from Cludad Porflrio Diaz clashed last night at Victory, about five miles south of Jiminez, that one ranger was killed, and that the rev olutionists left several dead. They scattered, and are being pursued by Mexican troops. Jiminez is now in pos session of the latter. The affair is re garded here of possessing little of the revolutionary or political character. G4YAOII WILL SUPPORT HEARST Advises Everyone to Investigate Before Deciding Against Hliu. New York, Sept. 27.-The Independ ence league to-night gave out a state ment from Justice William J. Gaynor, of Brooklyn, who, in reply to an Inquiry as to his position, said; "Certainly I shall support Mr. Hearst, and I advise every one to examine and ascertain what his political and eco nomic principles are before deciding against him." SIMPLE PLATFORM. One of Ten Words Endorsing President Itoosevelt. Newark, N. J., Sept. 27.-The republi cans of the Seventh congressional dis trict, who to-day renominated Con gressman Richard Wayne Parker, adopted a platform containing ten words, as follows; ? "We endorse President Roosevelt and pledge to him our support." CINCINNATI CIRCUIT RACES. FREE-FOR-ALL TROT THE FEA TURE OF THE DAY. Wentworth, the Favorite, Carries it Oil Nine Horses Start in the 2.20 Trot Custer, Heavily Played Favorite, Wins the 2:03 Pace In Straight Heats The 2 ilS Trot Postponed. Cincinnati, Sept. 27. The grand cir cuit races at Oakley park were resum ed to-day on a slow track. Of the four events carded the free-for-all trot, with four starters, was the feature and was won by Wentworth, the favorite. He took the first heat easily by three lengths. Snyder McGregor was second, a head in front of Norman B., the heavily-played second choice. Norman B. won the second heat by a head from Wentworth and also won the final heat, but the Judges gave the heat to AVent worth on account of frequent breaks by Norman B. Nine horses started in the 2:20 trot. Lillian R., the favorite, took the first heat easily, and the second in a drive from Charley Belden. . Belle Isle had no trouble winning the final heat. Cus ter, heavily-played favorite, won the 2:08 pace In straight heats. Hal C, an equal favorite, was distanced. The 2:15 trot was postponed until to-morrow after one heat had been trotted. TTie summaries: 2:20 Trot Purse $2,000. Lillian R., b m, by J. T. (Keat ing) 1 1 7 Belle Isle, br m (Rea) 2 3 1 Charley Belden, br m (De Ry der) 6 2 2 The Phantom, blk h (Walkor) 3 4 8 Prince Kdward, blk g (Mcllen- ry and Eldrldge) 7 7 3 Czarina Dawson, b m (McCar- go) 4 5 4 Kapolna, b h (F. Jamison).... 8 6 5 J. N. Blakeley, blk g (Foote).. 5 8 0 Fashoda, b m (Geers) ds Time 2:13, 2:12, Free-for-All Trot Purse $1,500. Wentworth, blk g, by Superior (McCargo) 1 2 1 Norman B., blk g (McCarthy) 4 1-2 Anglnla, b m (Ames) 2 3 3 Snyder McGregor, ch g (Ho- gan 3 4 4 Time 2:18, 2:11, 2:12. 2:08 Paca Purse $3,000. Custer, ch g, by Sidney Dillon (Hall) 1 1 1 Legateer, br s (Hogan) 2 2 3 Byrlwllkes, br g (Sullivan and Stout)- 5 4 2 Daphne Direct, blk m (Walk er) 3 3 4 Alpha W., blk m (De Ryder).. 6 4 5 Edwin S., s g (Curry) ,. . 4 5 dr Hal C, ch g (Benyon) ds Time 2:10, 2:09, 2:10yt. 2:15 Trot Purse $1,000. Gale, b g, by Colonel Hook (Hopkins 1 Betty Brook, b m (Titer) 2 Pulsus, b g (Geers) 3 J. J. U., jr.. b h (Davis) 4 Luoretia, br m (Thompson) 5 Charley Atwood, ch h (Valentine)... 6 Ashland Dorf (Stout) 7 Jenny Scott, b m (McHenry) 8 Monograph, br g (Hern ley) 9 Admiral Schley, b g (Schafter) 10 Wlldemar, b g (Mlddleton) 11 The Phantom, blk h (Walker) 12 Time 2:13 ",4. Waterhnry Men Nominated. Waterbury, Sept. 27 Irving H'. Chase and Joseph H. Reld were nomin ated by the republican senatorial con ventions of the Fifteen and Sixteenth districts, respectively, to-night. Mr. Chase Is secretary and treasurer of the Waterbury Clock company. Mr. Reid is a young attorney wno nas .lust been admitted to the bar. Pomologicnl Society Meets. Colohester, Sept. 27. The Connecticut Pomologlcal society held a farmers' in stitute and field day at Grange hall here to-iday. Addresses were made by Dr. G. P. Clinton of New Haven, Prof. A. G. Gulley of Storrs and G. G. Til linghast of Vernon. Merlden Clnb Wins. Marian Sunt 57. The Merirlpn rifle club defeated the Hartford rifle club at Schuetzen park this afternoon by a score of l,Si7 to l.Ws. EARTHQUAKE SHAKES THE ISLAND OF PORTO RICO PEOPLE THROWN INTO CON DITION OF CONSTERNATIO V AND ALARM. Resultant Damage Comparatively Slight No Loss of Life First Perceptible Tremors Bring Many People to the Streets Increase In Intensity for Twenty Seconds People Stunned at Sun Juun. 'San Juan, Porto Rico, Sept. 27. The city of San Juan and the island of Porto Rico experienced a series of heavy earthquake shocks to-day, beginning at 10:30 a. m. The people were thrown in to a condition of consternation and in describable atanm, but the resultant damage was comparatively slight, and there has been no loss of life. The first perceptible tremors brought many people in alarm to the streets. They increased in intensity for twenty seconds, and then decreased for five seconds. Following this came the most severe shocks, the earth shaking vio lently for live seconds more. Then all was quite. The first vibratory move ments were from east to west and were followed by heaving motions such as are experienced aboard ship in a heavy sea. In San Juan the people were stunned, and when they suddenly realized that an earthquake was upon them conster nation and alarm prevailed throughout the city. People thought of the catas trophe of San Francisco and Valparai so. They fled from their houses to the streets and crowded the open squares. Panic reigned and hysterical women fainted. Many began praying in the streets, while large numbers rushed to the churches. The schools were stam peded. The children narrowly escaped Injury in rushing, from the buildings. The government buildings on the prin cipal square in San Juan were quickly emptied, everybody rushing frantically to the open hunting places of safety. Many clerks throughout the city stop ped at forty-seven minutes past ten. Wares were shaken down from the shelves in many stores. The beds in the sleeping apartments of the infan try barracks were thrown about in all directions. The walls of the city hall, the infantry barracks,' the postbffice and the wqinen and. children's hospital were cracked In many places, but not badly damaged. The old artillery build ing near the sea, now occupied by the quartermaster's office, was badly dam aged. Reports received here from other points on the island show that the shock was general and that It lasted for thirty seconds everywhere. School houses and churches in Humacao, Gua yamo and Fajardo wore slightly dam aged. , FAVORABLE RtPORT OF W. P' Management of the Academy in Disci pline nnd Efficiency Good. Washington, Sept. 27. No' more fav orable report of the conditions at the military academy at West Point has been made in recent years to the war department than that of the board of visitors, of which General Horace Por ter was president, made public by the war department to-day. In its report the bard says it desires "to express its unaniomus opinion that the management of the academy, both in discipline and efficiency, is of the highest and an honor to those charged with its administration." An interesting report is made by the special committee ion instruction, dis. cipllne and hygiene wheh states the conditions are very satisfactory. The committee gays: "The practice of hazing new cadets, at one time prevalent among the older students of the academy, has been ef fectually stamped out, and we have been informed that no Instance of reaj hazing has come to the attention of the academy authorities during the last three years or since effective measures were employed for its abolition. "This excellent state of discipline could only have resulted from the hearty co-operation of the student body when once it had brought to Its atten tion the fact that the hazing practice, as carried on, was seriously impairing the usefulness of the institution. The esprit de corps and high code of honor prevalent in the cadet ranks were nev er more satisfactory than at the pres ent time, and that hazing no longer ex ists here must be very largely attribut ed to this gratifying status among the students themselves. '"Athletics at the academy have at tained a very high degree of excellence, and the wisdom of the authorities in so amending the rule as to vejuire gymna sium work of cadets in all classes has already been demonstrated after only a year's trial. The determination of the authorities, from the very beginning, not to allow athletics to encroach upon regular academic work is wise and in sures to the students all the benefits that result from pure and wholesome exercises, while at the same time avoid ing all the evil consequences that too often result in Institutions where ath letics are accorded excessive promi nence." AVninnn Kscapes Prison. Pittsburg, Sept. 27. It was learned to-day that Bertha Beilsteln, a wealthy woman of Allegheny, who has been con fined in the insane asylum at Dixmont, Pa., since her conviction for the murder of her aged mother eight years, escap ed from that institution last Sunday night and her present whereabouts unknown. GRACE STERLING INSANE. Daughter of J. M. Bixby and Married Russian Count. New York, Sept, 27.-Grace Sterline. Countess Mankowski, wife of Count Caslnir Ignace Manowski, and daugh ter of the late John M. Bixby. the shoe blacking manufacturer, was to-day ad Judged insane and incompetent to man age her property, valued at several hundred thousand dollars, by a sher iff's Jury and commission appointed by the supreme court. Her estate consists of real estate in New York and per sonal property in England. The count ess was married in this city in 1879. She later went to England with her husband and three chll ago she was declared insane by the tiriusn courts and for some tlmt was confined in a sanitarium In England. Later she rejoined the count in In don. Countess Manowski New York by her husband on Septem ber 8 last, by permission of the Eng lish courts, and proceedings were in stituted to have her sanity passed upon. COM PL li J K I.L ten ON. Locomotive Firemen and Engineers Se lect Close Executive Board. Milwaukee. Sept. 27. The Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen and En gineers completed the election of officers to-day, choosing grand trustees and ex ecutive board as follows: Grand trustees A. H. Hawley, Dav enport, la.; P. J. McNamara, Buffalo; J. A. Cochran, St. Paul. Executive board Asa Dillon, Downs, Kan.; R. E. Quirk, Brooklyn; George Wark, Toronto; Otto Kinsley, San An tonio; H. B. Smith, Detroit. BRYAN GREETED BY CROWD EIGHT THOUSAND PEOPLE LISTEN TO HIM TALK. Accorded a Brilliant and Heurty Re ception Nebraskan Devotes Half Hour to an Address In Which He Merely Touches on National Issues, Tulsa, I. T Sept. 27. William . J. Bryan was greeted here by 8,000 per sons to-day. He was introduced by for mer Osage Chief John Palmer and spoke for fifty minutes. Several Indian chiefs beside Palmer were on the plat form. Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 27. Guthrie ac corded William J. Bryan a hearty re ception to-night. The Nebraskan de voted a halt hour to an address In which he merely touched on the na tional issues. He enlisted prolonged applause when he mentioned the carpet-bagger in politics and warned the voters of Oklahoma against railroad influence in the constitutional conven tion. A great cheer greeted the refer ence to his public railroad ownarshlp proposition. Mr. Bryan has made eleven speeches to-day and appears exhausted. Among those who are accompanying the Neb raskan are Chiefs Rogers and Porter, of the Cherokee and Creek Indian tribes. ,WOULD NOT SUBSCRlllV.. Men Who Would Not Give Up to "Fads and Fancies." New York, Sept. 27.-Wllliam G. Rockefeller, Stuyvesanit Fish and Com modore Elbridge T. Gerry were named as among those who refused to sub scribe to "Fads and Fancies" during the continued hearing before a referee to-day on the application for the re moval of Justice Joseph M. Deuel from the court of special sessions. The tes timony was given by Mose sEUis Woos ter of 'Fads and Fancies," who was further examined toy Lawyer Craig, representing Justice Deuel. Others who failed to subscribe, a,ecording to the witnesses were Charles T. Barney, H. C. (Jonverse, Livington Johnson, James 'Stillman and Richard McCur d. NEW VEIN OF COAL Discovered in Pennsylvania and Con. tains Millions of Tons. Mahoney City, Pa., Sept. 27.-IA new vein of coal extending a mile In length. and an eighth of a mile in width, with an average thickneus of twelve feet. has been discovered by the Philadelphia and Reading Ooal and Iron company in the Mahoney valley. Experts say n coritaians millions of tons valued at from $50,000,000 to $75,000,000 and that It will require over fifty years to ex haust it. State Pawnbrokers Meet. Hantford, Sept. 27. The Connecticut Pawnbrokers' association, held its an nual session here to-day and elected: President, L. S. Knoek, Hartford, sec retary, M. L. Sihions, New Haven, treasurer, C. H. Peck, Bridgeport Eighteen were in attendance. Brakeman Dies of Injuries. Hartford, Sept. 27. Harvey Piper of Springfield, a brakeman on the New York, New Haven and Hartford ra.il road, who fell from a train at Windsor to-day, amd received fatal injuries, died to-night at St. Francis hospital. His chest had been crushed in and one of his arms mangled. He leaves a moth er. THAW TO BE EXAMINED BY LUNACY COllSION DECIDED UPON BY HIS LAW VERS AFTER PERSUASION BY HIS MOTHER. She Plans to Avoid Having Him Placed on Trial for the Slaying of Stanford WhitePrefer, Having Him Sent to Matteawnn Asylum for the Criminal Insane Application for Commission to be Made Next Week. New York, Sept. 27. It was disclos ed 'to-irfigihit that Harry K. Thaw is to 'be examined before a lunacy commis sion. This stop has toeem decided upon by Thaw's lawyers after jnwch persua sion by (Mrs. Williami Shaw. She plans to avoid having him placed on trial for tha slaying of Stanford White, pifer- ring to have htm sent to tha Mattesiwan asyium ror the criminal Insane, An application for the apoointmBnit nf a lunacy imimision will be maa t u understood, before Justice Blanchar, next weeK in the supreme count The application will be based upon the affi davits of several of Thaw's la.wversi and of alienists who have made a thor ough phyaiical and mental examination of the prisoner. Information itihait tfhla was n ha made has reached the district attor neys otnee. No opposition will be of fered. DIES WERE THEIR UNDOING. Enemies of President Castro Icrtlctcd in This Country. New Ybrk, Sept. 27. The attempts ol a revolutionary body to overthrow President Castro of Venezuela is fci4 to be the indirect cause to-day of the. Indicting of five men by the federal grand jury on the charge of having dlea in their possession for the making , of Venezuelan silver. dollars. Ths indict ed men are Captain G. R. Boynton and Louiis M. Thompson, the alleged agents of the revolutionary movement; Theo dore Wilcox, Sidney P. Keller and Joseph F. Keller. The Kellers, whio are engaged in the die making business in this cityV as well as Thompson and Wilcox, pleaded not guilty. Boynton i could not 'be located. ' Captain Boynton and Thompson were arraigned before Commissioner Rtdg wai" Tuesday on the same compla'nt, but were discharged on the srouad tttl the crime, if any, was not committed (" V Intended to be committed In the United States, but In an Island In the north of the Orinoco river. Chief !F3ynn of the United, States secret service, was not (satisfied -with the discharge of the men and brought the case before the grand jury. All save Wilcox were held In $2,000 bail. The Witoox bonds weranflx. ed at $1,000. COUST11Y TRAGEDY. Wealthy Fanner Killed After-Turning -His Family Out Doors. Hudson, N. Y., Sept. 2(7. CUff&rd Bonneville, a wealthy resident of tha village of LInlithgo, this county, died to-day from -wounds from ,a gun. fired by J. 'Foster Feller, a son of Deputs Sheriff John H. Feller. On Mtonday Bonneville, ,who had been drinking, it Is said, drove his wife and five chlldrien , out of doors and they sought refuge with the Fellers nearby. Last night ho went to his neighbor's houise and fired a shot through the door. He had smashed in a panel of the door when young Feller from an upper story win- dow told him to go away. His answei was to try to aim at the youth, so the latter says. Feller fired the contents of a double-barreled shotgun at Bonne ville, mortally wounding him. Bonne ville was forty-five years of age and was considered the richest man in ths village. . HEARST SPEAKS AT FAIR. Bound to Express His Honest Opinion on Existing Conditions. Poughkeepslle, N. Y., Sept. 27. Wil liam Randolph Hearst visited the Duchess county fair at this city, this afternon accompanied by iMrs. Hearst ? and Lewis Stuyvosant Oianeer, the democratic and independent league nominee for lieutenant governor. Aiboot 4,000 people listened to the candidate for governor. Mr. Hearst made no ref erence to the democratic state conven tion other than this: "If I were the nominee on every tick et and of all parties, I would not aMow it to embarrass me in expressing my honest opinion of existing conditions." Shipping News. New York, Sept. 27. Sailed: Steamers La Savoie, Havre; Hellig Olav, Christi- ania; Anierika, Hamburg via Plymouth and Cherbourg; Prinz Adalbert, Naples and Genoa. Cape Race, N. F., Sept. 27. Steamer Umbria, Liverpool and Queenstown for New York, in communication with the Marconi station here, 100 miles south, at 11:40 a. m.; will dock at 9 p. m. Sat urday. Brow Head, Sept. 27. The Steamer La Touraine, New York for Havre, 100 miles south at. 7 a. m.; will reach Havre at 3 a. m. Friday. Lizard, Sept. 27, 5 a. m Passed: Steamer Nieuw Amsterdam, New York for Boulogne and Rotterdam. Hamburg-, Sept 27. Arrived: Steamer Deutschland, New York via Plymouth and Cherbourg. Siasconset, Mass., Sept. 28. Th French line steamer La Provence, from Havre for New York,, was In communi cation with the station here when sh was abeam of Nantucket South Shoals lightship lit 1 a. m.; will dock about 1 p. m.