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VOL LXX. NO 309 PRICE TWO CENTS. NEW HAVEN". CONN., MOIST) DECEMBER 81 190 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. APPALLING WRECK Thirty-eight Killed and About Fifty Injured on ' the B. & 0. Road at Washington. TWO MISS IN 01 UK OSE CRASHES INTO OTHER AT SMALL STATION, Frederick City Did., Local Just on Point of Leaving Suburb ol National Capi tal When It is Run Into by Train ot Eight Empty Passenger Conches from the West Nothing Since the Ford Theatre Disaster Fifteen Years Ago Has Produced Such a Shock No Railroad Accident ' in Great Many Years In District of Columbia Ap proaches It In Magnitude Engineer of Empty Train Fails to See Red Sig nalIs Arrested Dense Fog Prevail-ed-rnthetlc Scenes. Washington, Dec. 30 An appalling disaster, resulting in the death, so far as can be ascertained at midnight, of thirty-eight persons and the injury of ' about fifty more, occurred about 6:20 o'clock to-night on the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, at Terra Cotta, a sub urb of Washington. Frederick City, Md., local train No. 66, on the point of starting from the station, was run in to by a train made up of eight empty passenzer coaches, bound from the : west for Washinston. It Is stated that the engineer of the empty train had failed to see the red signal Indicating that another train was in the block and plunged ahead on its mission of death, iNothing since the Ford theater dis aster, which occurred about fifteen years ago when a large number of : government clerks were killed by the collapse of a portion of the building, has produced such a shock as the dls- .-. aster to-night. ' No railroad accident within a great many years in the Dis trict of Cblumbla, has approached it ' Jn magnitude. i A dense fog and a drizzing rain pre vailed throughout the day 'and to night and to the inability of the engin eer of the rear train to see the signal showing that another train was in the block is attributed the cause of the accident. The srade at the place where the tragedy occurred Is downward and the tracks were slippery. The Frederick train, which Is run on Sundays only, is largely for the ac commodation of those who have gone to the suburbs on Sunday and for the benefit of church goers who desire to attend services at Washington at night, and presumably a number of the latter were on the train. It' leaves Frederick at 4:05 In the afternoon, and is scheduled to I reach Terra Cotta about 6:15 o'clock. The train was about on time to-night when the crash came. At first, owing to the impenetrable fog, it was impossible to estimate the . extent of the disaster and earla ru mors placed the number of killed at higher figures than those proved later to be accurate. Trains brought the in jured, whose vounds had been hasti ly dressed and they were sent around to the various hospitals. Three died on the way to the city, and one ath occurred in one of the hospitals. The engine of the rear train is said to be one of the largest and latest type of passenger engines used on the road. The fact of its size probably saved it from total destruction, as the principal damage to it was confined to the front of the engine, and because of this Har ry Hildebrand and his fireman escaped with their lives. Hildebrand is said to have been a substitute. He was later arrested, together with his fireman. No formal charge has been placed against them, but they will be held pending an 'investigation. The wrecked train was composed of an engine, a smoker and two day coaches. The two rear coaches were reduced to kindling wood and the rear of the smoker was telescoped. So great was the impact that the lo cal train was scattered along tho track for a considerable distance. Thaddeus T. Kodey, a laborer at the . Terra Cotta works, was one of the first, not on the train, who became aware of the accident. His place of employment is not more than one hundred feet from the railroad track, and Of the wreck he said he heard a loud noise which sound ed like an explosion. It was only a moment, he said, when he saw many bodies stretched along the track. He Immediately communicated by tele phone to the Baltimore and Ohio rail road at Washington. Traffic was delayed by the accident, and it was after midnight before the bodies of the dead could be brought to the city. There was an entire absence of any attempts at ghoulish deeds. Many pathetic scenes were enacted in the vicinity of the wreck as relatives searched amid the fog ani larkaess for the bodies of their loved ones whom they feared were in the wreck. From the appearance of the bodies it is believed that nearly all the victims were killed outright or died within a Continued on Second Page.) RUNAWAY ELICTR1G CAB. One Killed and Thirty Injured in Cin cinnati. Cincinnati, Dec. SO. At least thirty persons -were injured, one of whom, Daniel Kernan, a passenser, has since died in the wreck to-day of a runaway electric car on Warsaw avenue hill. The motorman discovered at the top of the hill that he had lost control of the car and tried to use the emergency brakes, but they failed. The car ran away for five blocks, struck a tele graph pole and turned lover. The pass engers were thrown out. Hiram Leis ter, a passenger, by operating the brake on the rear platform, reduced the speed of the car materially before it left the track. Several of the injur ed may die, including the conductor. OVERCOME BY COAL GAS, Charles Cluff at the Hospital May Not Recover. Charles Cluff was found yesterday morning about 10 o'clock in his apart ments at 12 Sylvan avenue unconscious, having b:en overcome by coal gas. He was taken to the New Haven hospi tal, where it was reported that he was in a serious condition. Mr. Cluff had a large coal stove in his room, and the gas from the stove, it appears, overcame him while he was asleep. He had probably been in an unconscious condition for several hours before he was found. Cluff is an insurance agent. He is thirty-four years of age, and slngk. At a late hour last evening he was still unconscious, and it was reported that he might not recover. AEED ACCEPTS THE CALL NOTED BRITISH PASTOR WILL COME TO THIS COUNTRY, In Communication to His Liverpool Pa rishioners He Makes Known His De cision to T.-.ke Up Work of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church of New York Declares When Facts Are Known It Will be Seen That Church is Not One of Millionaires. ' Liverpool, Dec. 30. At a meeting of Pembroke chapel to-night a written communication from Rev. Charles F. Aked, the pastor, was read to the effect that, after long and anxious considera tion, he had decided to accept the call to the Fifth Avenue Baptist church of New York, and he therefore placed his resignation in their hands. Since a re cent illness the work at Pembroke chap el, Dr. Aked said, had been too heavy for him, and he was satisfied that he could do better work for God and for man than he had yet done, and that a larger and fuller service was open to him in a different climate and amidst more favorable surroundings. But for the breakdown Dr. Aked said that he should not have dreamed of leaving Liverpool. The Fifth Avenue church of New York had been described In this coun try as a church of millionaires, Dr. Aked continued, and the people here had begun to ask how any man with his record of democratic sympathies and struggles could accept such a pas torate without a betrayal of his con victions. These fears, he declared, were grounded upon a total misapprehension of the nature of the church and of the character of its individual membership, and when they should come to know the facts as to the situation there they would not regret in their minds that he had elected to make his home with these people. Dr. Aked said that he would not leave Liverpool before next March. The Associated Press hee learns that during the past week Dr. Aked receiv ed several cablegrams from prominent, members of the Fifth avenue church in New York urging his acceptance of the call. John D. Rockefeller, it is said, cabled Dr. Aked assuring him a "free hand" in his work, and Rev. Hugh Black, former minister Of St. George's Free church, Edinburgh, who is now in New York, cabled that America needed him even more than England. TO EMBROIL THE POWERS. Raisuli to Hoist German Flag Over His Stronghold. Tangier, Morocco, Dec. 30. It is cur rently reported here that the German flag is about to be hoisted over Raisu li's stronghold at Zlnat. It is said to be the bandit's Intention to endeavor to embroil the uowers in the meantime by joining forces with the pretender. On the other hand, however, it is stat ed that Zlnat has been sold to a Ger man commercial firm, which intends to enter into possession when Raisuli re tires. . When he learned of his expul sion from Morocco, Raisuli sent his family and fortune to the Inaccessible mountainous headquarters of the Beni Arsos tribe, while he remained at Zinat prepared to follow at any moment in the event of an attack. Ben Ghazi, the new pasha of Tan gier, has released Ben Mansour, Raisu li's representative, and other prisoners. Ben Mansour has openly joined Sidi Mohammed Gabbas, the war minister, and other former partisans of Raisuli have also deserted him, but a large body of followers is said to be assem bling among the Beni Arsos tribe. Former Senator Caffery Dend. New Orleans, Dec. 30.Trmer United States Senator Daniel L. Caff ry died to-night. The body will be taken to his home in Franklin, La., on a special train. NEW ISSUE OF NOTES BY THE CONSOLIDATED MADE IN FORM SOMEWHAT NOVtL IN HISTORY OF COMPASY. Amount $7,000,000 and to Dear Five Per Cent. Interest Whole of Issue Under written at a Price a Little Below Par and Interest and Are to be Offered to the Public at That Figure. There is announced a new issue of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad company notes to the amount of $7,000,000 in a form some what novel in the history of the com pany. The notes are to bear 5 fier cent, interest and be dated January 9, 1907. Three million five hundred thou sand dollars of the notes will be due January 9, 1910, and $3,500,000 January 9, 1512, the issues having thus respec tively three and five years to run. They will be issued as coupon notes in denominations, of $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000 each. This is a decided variation from the company's practice of Issuing notes and bonds in much smaller denominations. It is under stood that the whole amount has ban underwritten at & price a little below par and Interest, and are to be offered to the public at that figure. This amount of $7,000,000 is In addi tion to the $2,000,000. two year notes bearing the same rate of Interest, which were Issued by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad con:pany, some time aso. OPPOSITION TO JAP VISIT. Member of House of Fcers Would Not Spend the Money. Victoria, B. C, Dec. 30. Advices were received to-day by the steamer Tsucer, from Yokohama, that consid erable opposition is developing as a re sult of an Amerlcanphobic feeling In Japan .over the proposed visit of a Jap anese fleet to the Jamestown exposition and other United Staves ports. An in fluential member of the house of peers is quoted as stating that tho proposed outlay of $400,000 to send the fleet and Admiral Togo to the United States must not b? approved. Insurrection on the borders of Klang su is gaining strength rapidly, accord ing to reports brought by the Teucer. Government troops sent there were de feated by the insurgents, and addition al forces, have been dispatched from Wuchang. Foreigners, menaced "by the uprising are safe and have escaped to Changeu. The rebellion is anti-dynas tic, and has been plotted for about a year. ROCKtFELLhR'S OPINION. He Discusses Subject of Centralization In Business. New York, Dec. 30. Discussing to-day the subject of centralization in busi ness, John IDi Rockefeller said: "It is natural that a man who drove the stage coach should be antagonistic to the railroad, and that the man who used to keep the small Inn should look with disfavor upon th? big magnificent hotels. But it was progress; It had to come, and for a while it was a hard' ship for these men to adapt themselves to the new conditions. They had my sympathy, I assure you, but we all must continually meet new conditions and adapt ourselves to them. It can't ba otherwise. "Of course, I am sorry that I am so misunderstood, but I have the best feel ings for everybody. I bfar ill will to no one, and it Is a great thing to think that is so by the grace of God." HONOR FOR WCORUICK. Grand Cordon of the Legion of Honor for American Ambassador. Paris, Dec. 30. The French govern ment intends, as a mark of apprecia tion of Ambassador McCormlck's ser vices in furthering the cordial relations between France and the United States, to confer upon him the Grand Cordon of the Legion of Honor. General Horace Porter is the only American ambassador who has received this high distinction. Among those who will be decorated at the new year will be V. Sardou, who will receive the Grand Cross of the Le gion of Honor after a theatrical career of thirty years. PRESIDEM'S SUNDAY. Typical London Fob; Huns Over Pine Knot Camp. Charlottsvllle, Va., Dec. 30. A typical London fog hung over Pine Knot to day. The president spent the day quietly. Threatening weather did not interfere with the plans of the presi dent to attend divine service at Christ Church, which is but a short distance from the Roosevelt cottage. Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt and Joseph Wilmer made the trip In a carriage. The rest of the party, accompanied by Wm. Wil mer, walked two and from church. At the close of the services the preS' ldent held an Informal reception, shat ing hands with nearly every member of the congregation. King Oscar's Condition. Stockholm, Dec. 30. The bulletin Is sued to-day concerning the state of health of Klnjf Oscar says: "The king's temperature Saturday evening was 98. 5 and this morning 98.8. His majesty slept well during the night. 'His appetite is good. The action of the heart is unchanged and there is still some discharge of mucous from the windpipe A PURITANICAL WAVE ' Sweeps Over Boston and Hundred of Summonses Will Result. Boston, Dec. 30. A Puritanical wave of strict observance of all Sunday laws, set in motion through a long-drawn-out controversy between District Attorney Moran and Police Commissioner O'Meara, swept over this city to-day, and, while no arrests were made, the police took the names of several hun dred alleged violators of the laws and summonses will be asked from the courts to-morrow. Only business of a necessary or char itable character was permitted, and in the interpretation of the law the police took the names of all expressmen, pro prietors of small restaurants, fruit stands, and, workers on a small section of the subway. GENERAL M. T. MILLER DEAD Expires at the Age of Seventy-one at Fort Barrancas. Pensaoola, Fla., Dec. 30 General Marcus T. Miller, U. S, A., retired, died at Fort Barrancas to-day of heart disease, aged seventy-one years. Gen eral Miller graduated from West Point military academy in 1858, and served with the army of the Potomac int the Fourth artillery throughout the civil war. He was subsequently engaged in numerous Indian campaiKns, and in 1S98 served as brigadier general iof volunteers in the Philippines. WILL HDRT THE EFFICIENCY FAILURE TO RAISE WAGES OF POSTOFFICE EMPLOYES, Statement Made In Annan! Report of First Assistant Postmaster General Hitchcock New Legislation to Make the Service More Attractive in Order to Retain Present Employes. Washington, Dec. 30. Failure at this time to increase materially the com pensation of postoffice employes thus keeping pace with ' the advancing wages in other llnesi of employment, will seriously Jeopardize the efficien cy of the service. This statement is taken from the annual report of First Assistant Postmaster; General Hitch cock, made public toi-flay. The need of new 'legislation to fiiake the service more attractive in order to retain present employes and, as an Induce ment for good men tn enter the ser vice is treated extensively by Mr. Hitchcock, who presents a plan for the consideration of congress. Higher wages in other classes of em ployment taken with the increased cost of living have rendered pronounced the Inadequacy of postoffice salaries. As a result the 'resignations from tho ser vice has ' Increased at . an alarming rate, and the standard of men eoing into the service has greatly deterio rated in the last fiscal year. Mr. Hitchcock's report shows that in flrst and second class offices there were ap proximately 20,000 clerks in the grades ranging from $600 to $1,000, and of these clerks 2,340 or about 12.3 per cent, resigned during the year. Of 23,000 letter carriers attached to these offices 601, or about 2.6 per cent, voluntarily left the service. Statistics for the quarter ended Sep tember 30 last and for the month of October are even more striking. Dur ing the quarter 929 clerks and 205 car riers resigned, while Incomplete re turns for October showed the resigna tion of 356 clerks and 81 carriers. From 12.3 iier cent, for the fiscal year the annual rate of resignation on the part of clerks advanced to 18.5 per cent, for the quarter ended September 30, and to 20.8 per cent, for the month of Oc tober. In the case of carriers the an nual rate of resignation, which was' 2.6 for the gscal year, rose to 3.5 for the quarter and to 4.1 per cent, for Octo ber. The figures fur October show that clerks are leaving the service at an an nual rate of one in every five. After a careful study of the nroblem of devising a scale of salaries applic able to clerks and carriers alike this plan has been suggested by Mr. Hitch cock! Establishing for both of these classes of employes six grades of com pensation, the annual salary to be $600 for the initial grade, $300 for the sec ond grade and for the four succeeding grades $900, $1,000, $1,100 and $1,200, re spectively; and of providing for the advancement of clerks and carriers in flrst class offices from the $600 initial grade fr $800 after one year's service, to $900 after two year's service and to $1,000 after three year's service, and for the advancement of clerks and car riers in the second clas office to $S00 after one year' ervlce and to $900 after two rear's service. The proposed plan leaves to the de partment the distribution ef promo tions, based on efficiency, above the $1,000 grade in the flrst class offices and above the $900 grade in second class offices, the extent of such promo tions belnz limited, of course, by the appropriations provided. The several grades ranging from $900 and $1,000 to $1,200 will not only make it possible to reward exceptionally faithful and effi cient men throughout the clerical and carrier services, but they will enable the department to raise the standard of remuneration when demanded by local conditions." Ireland Blames French Catholics, Paris, Dec. 31. The Eclair this morn ing publishes a cablegram alleged to have be:n eent by Archbishop Ireland, saying: "I strong support the pope, and blame only French Catholics fvr permitting their enemies to obtain a majority in parliament." EKGLAND'S NOTED W01AN PHILANTHROPIST DEAD BARONESS BURDETT-COUTTS EXPIRES AT THE AGE OF NINETY-TWO. Unique Personality and Interesting Social Figure Lived During the Reign of Five British Sovereigns Inheriting n Large Fortune She So Used It ns to Die Beloved by the Whole Nation Warm Friend of Queen Alcxadra Spent Over Five Million Dollars In Charity. London, Dec. 30. 'Baroness Burdett Coutts, who has b;en ill at her resi dence here since Christmas eve, is dead. The death of Baroness . Burdett Coutts, occurring at the ripe age of ninety-two years, bt sides depriving the country of one of its greatest and most famous philanthropists, removes from London a unique personality and an in teresting social figure. As a link Lwith the almost forgotten past, her life be ginning during the reign of the Em peror Napoleon, she lived during the reigns of five British sovereigns. In heriting an immense fortune, she so used it as to dies beloved by the whole nation, from the queen, who bestowed upon her the warmest friendship, to the humbkst citizen. Her wonderful vitality led those about her to believe as late as Friday, when she rallieed, that her life might still be prolonged; but on Saturday she grew weaker. She was conscious to the very last moment, and able to recognize all the older members of her household, to each of whom she gave a handshake as tlKy come to bid her a last farewell. She died peacefully at half-past ten o'clock this morning. During the last Illness of the baroness numerous royal in quiries were made at her home, Queen Alexandra sending a specially gracious message, which the baroness was able to appreciate and respond to. All the members of the royal family have wired thtir condolences to Wllliaim Ashmead Eurdett-Coutts, the husband of the barones.V The baroness had been ill altogether for nearly two months, and confined to hor room at her town residence in Stratton street, for the past six weeks. Her Illness had its origin in a cold, which developed into acute bronchitis. Recently she led rather a secluded life, passing her time either at her town residence or at her delightful ountry jila on th , outskirts of London near Highgate, where she formerly enter tained largely. She was a great pat roness of artist; nee, and literature, in terfering little in politics. Until quite recently she was a wellk'nown figure to Londoners, driving her donkey chaise In the vicinity of her home. Th? baroness Burdett-Coutts was tho first peeress created in her own right and the first woman presented with honorary citizenship in London. 6he was one of the foremost of English women, and was an intimate and life long friend of the late Queen Victoria. She was one of the richest women in England. Her wealth was used prin cipally to carry on her -work to Improve thj condition of the poor, and as a philanthropist her name was wrldwlde, She was particularly beloved by the people of the Whitechapel district, Lon don, whose condition she had done much to Improve. Twenty-five years ago the baroness became the wife of William Ashmead Bartlett, 'then a young maim in the diplomatic service, and at present a member of parllalment for Westminster. He was born at Ply mouth, Mass., and upon becoming the husband of the baroness, assumed, by royal license, the surname of Burdett- Coutts. The baroness had a remarkable his tory. To have known William IV., to have been presented at Queen Vic torla's coronation, to have been inti mately associated with Charles Dick ens, and to have spent over a million pounds in charity form a unique chap ter of incidents in this woman's life. King Edward once said that, after his own mother, the baroness was the most remarkable woman in England and un questionably "the second lady in the land." By repute the baroness was more than a millionaire in English sove reigns, and the principal partner in the famous old banking house of Coutts & Co., which for many years has acted as the -private bank of most of thf royal houses of Europe. COLLISION NEAR HARTFORD, Boston-New York Express Hits Rear of Freight Train. Hartford, Dec. 30 The flrst section of the Boston to New York passenger express train to-nlsht ran into the rear of a slowly moving freight train. after having gone a mile from the city, It is supposed that the passenger en' glneer saw the train ahead in time to reverse the lever as the express struck the freight at a reduced sseed. The collision, however, caused the over' turninr of a lighted stove In the ca boose of the freight, which set fire to the caboose and the rear freight car, both being burned. Two men were in the caboose but got out safely and no one was injured. The engineer on the passenger was W. B. Hurst. Investi gation has not yet determined the rea son for the accident, but it is thought the passenger may have run by a sig nal. The tracks were blocked for two h-urs. Found Wife Dead. Greenwich, Dec. 30. On returning home from work Frederick W. Herbert last night found his wife lying acros; a bed in an upper room of the house; dead. The cause is said to have been bloodclot on the heart. $700 EIRE ON SPRUCE S1REET' Girl Playing With Matches Causes Much Damage in Tenement. A fire probably causing $700 or $800 damage was caused on Spruce street yesterday afternoon at 2:43 o'clock by a little girl playing with matches. The fire broke out In the apartments of Samuel Laboritz on the fourth .floor of the tenement house at 37 Spruce street. An alarm of Are was rung in from box 27, and the fire department responded in quick time. While the firemen were endeavoring to conquer the flames on the fourth story crys of "Fire!" were heard on the second story, and on investigation it was found that a bed had been set on fire either from sparks from the fire above or from some unknown source. After an hour's hard work the fire was extinguished. The house is owned by the Solomon Levy estate. NOW Hh'S SITTING-VP. Shah nnd Crown Prince of Persia Sign Constitution. Teheran, Dec. 30. The shah sat up today, but was very weak. He has taken on solid food since Saturday. The shah and the crown prince s&ned the constitution this morning. The crown prince signed a separate docu ment in which he promised not to dis solve the present arliament for two years. The constitution includes the estab lishment of a partly elective senate and financial control of the . sovern rr.ent by the lower house of parlia ment. . S WORSE THAN CZOLGOSZ DR. A. M. HAMILTON'S OPINION OF HARRY THAW. Noted Alienist Expresses Himself Plain ly on Return from Europe First Time in History of Country That Lunatic Wants to Try His Own Case Thinks Jerome Would Accept Plen of Insanity. New York, Dec. 30. Dr. A. McLane 'Hamilton, the well known alienist, re turned from a trip to London on the steamship Caronia to-day. Speaking of Harry K. Thaw, who is soon to be tried for the murder of Stanford White Dr. Hamilton, who some time aso ex amined Thaw, said: - 'Thaw is in a dangerous predica ment. It Is the first time in the his tory of our country that" a lunatic wants to try , his own case. , In my opinion Thaw is -worse than Czolgosz, think that District Attorney Jerome would accept a plea of insanity." Dr. Hamilton said that he had' met Thaw's half brother in London, and he understcwd that all of the crison- er'a brothers and sisters were in favor of his being taken care of, but that H. K. Thaw had won over his mother to golnr on trial. ' , Captain Kincaid Smith, member of parliament for the southwestern divl slon of Warwickshire, and captain of the Ninth Lancers, British army, was a passenger on the Caronia. Speaking of the selection of Mr. Bryce for he British ambassadorhip in this country, Captain Smith said that he thought the appointment an excellent one, he being a man who could be classed along with such men as Joseph H. Choate, aid the present ambassador, Whitelaw Reid. Captain Smith thought that It would be a good thing for both the English and American nations if visits between Kins Edward and President Roosevelt could be arranzed. "Outside of the king," said Captain Smith, "President Roosevelt is the most popular man in England to-day, and if such a visit could be arranged, he would be sure of a tremendous wel come. I reel sure mat wnen King Ji- ward visits Canada, as he will do .shortly, he wiould be delighted to come on Jjere." BROADWAY WILL CELEBllATE Vnrled Programme Prepared for To night by Merchants. The merchants and residents living on Broadway are planning for a big celebration over the advent of the new year to-night. There will be a big con- fire to enliven the occasion, and confetti and serpentine paper will be used in abundance. The stores will be appro prlately decorated for the occasion. From 9 until 12 o'clock a drum corps will furnish strains of martial music. Each merchant will be ready with the glad hand, and a cordial welcome is ex tended to all who desire a good time to visit this enterprising thoroughfare to night. The Christ church chimes will ring from 11 to 12 o'clock and a long list of hymns will be played. Among them are Doxology, Auld Lang Syne, Amer ica, Victory, Annie Laurie, Old Ken tucky, Happp New Year, Onward Christian Soldiers, Days of Old, and Home, Sweet Home. VIES OF HIS INJURIES. Alexander W. Black, M. P., One of the Victims of Dundee Wreck. Dundee, Dec. 30. Alexander William Black, member of parliament from Banffshire, who was Injured in the rail road accident near Arbroath Friday, died at midnight Saturday. Two Killed on Southern Railway, Danville,. Va., Dec. 30. Two persons were killed and several others serious ly injured to-day in a wreck on the Southern railway near here. AMERICANS DENOUNCE FR1CH GOVERNMENT MASS MEETINGS CONDEMN CON FISCATION OF CATHOLIC CHURCH PROPERTY. Members of Various Religious DenotuT notions Atteud(Monster Gatherings la Washington In Boston the Catholics of That City Assemble nnd Adopt Strongly Worded Protest FIr&t Meeting of the Kind Held In the Country, Washington, Dec. SO A monsteU mass meeting of the citizens of Wash ington, of various religious denomina- tlons, was held here to-night to con demn the action of the French govern, ment in confiscating the property of the uatnonc church and imposing restric tions on the Catholics in France. The v ' meeting was held in 'Columbia theater ana some of the most prominent citi zens and religious workers in this city were In attendance. Over fifteen hun dred persons were unable to gain ad mittance. Tb.e speakers were Edward ' H. Gans, of Baltimore; Rev. John Van Schaik, of the Dutch Reformed church; Major McCrystall, of New York, ! andi Rev. D. J. Stafford, of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic church. The meeting concluded with the adop tion of resolutions as follows: ' "Whereas, We view with exceeding , regret and indignation the action by wnicn the Catholic church in France ii to be deprived of about 26,000 of its churches, episcopal and parochial resi dences, clerical seminaries and other church property; and, ; , 'Whereas, The feeling is accentuated by the fact that Catholic France, in the . beginning of our history and at all times since, has been the staunch friend of the American republic; and. Whereas, We learn from the most ' authoritative' sources that for manyi years the Catholic church has been per- , secuted by the French government and is being slowly cut surely deprived of its property and the rights which be-"i, long to a free people; and, "Whereas, The public utterances of several of the leading statesmen of France indicate a desire to strike at the very root of Christianity and are thus a .serious menace tc Christian civ- j ilization; therefore, be it "Resolved, That we, citizens of Washington, the capital of the Ameri ca republic,' of various religious de nominations, assembled in mass meet ing, vehemently condemn the action of the French government in the unjust confiscation of the entire property1 rbt -' the Catholic church in France,' arid, as a liberty-loving people, we denounce such conduct as hostile to the freedom (Continued on Second Page.) SEW YORK MAYOR ALITY FIGHT New State Attorney General Will Re open Case. New York, Dec. 30l In a communica tion to William R. Hearst, made pub lic to-night, Attorney General-Elect W. S. Jackson says that ir Mr. Hears! should see fit to ask leave to institute quo warranto proceedings In connection with tho ballot 'dispute which followed the last mayoralty election in this city, a re-ihearing of the case will be grant ed as soon as Mr. Jackson assumes of fice. Attorney Clarence X Shearn said to night that papers in the case were to have been filed with Mr. Jackson on Tuesday morning, anyway, and the promise of Mr. Jackson would Insure speedy action. He added that the case would be substantially the same as that presented to Attorney General Mayor. Mr. Hearst, who was the candidate of the Municipal league for mayor against Mr. McClellan, alleged that fraud was commitited at the .election, and subse quently sought to have the ballot boxes re-opened and a new count made. Per mission to bring quo warranto proceed ings was denied him 'by Mr. Mayer. . CfKEJBA IFiCH TO ROUND UP DOGS All Stray Ones In That Place to b Killed. Greenwich, Dec. 30. As a result of! the attack by a mad dog on John Ful ling, a fireman, in the boiler room of a felt works In Glenvllle last Monday, a special officer has been appointed by the Greenwich authorities to rund up and kill all Btray dogs. The animal tore Fulllng's hand badly. After the dog had been killed its head was sent by Health Officer L. P. Jones to the Pasteur Institute at New York, where analysis showed that it had been suf fering from hydrophobia. Fulling has been sent to the institute for treatment. King Approves Bryce. i London, Dec. 30. The foreign office announces that King Edward has ap proved the appointment of Jajnea Bryce as ambassador to the , United States, Shipping News. New York, Dec. 30. Arrived: Steam ers Cedrlc, Naples; Mesaba, London; Caronin, Liverpool. Lizard, Dec. 30. Steamer Bluecher, New York for Plymouth, Cherbourg and Hamburg was 110 miles west Lizard t 4:35 p. m. With probably reach Ply mouth at 2:30 a. m. Monday. South inipton, Dec. 30. Arrivedl St. Louis, New York. Moville, Dec. 29. Sailed: Steamer Caledonia, New York. Queenstown, Dec. 30. 11:10 a. in. Sailed: Steamer Etruria, New York. Gibraltar, Dec. 30. Sailed: Steamer Carpathia. New York. New York, Dec. 30. Arrived: Steam er Vaderlarid, Antwerp. Plvmouth. Dec. 81. 2:10 a. m. Arrlv: ed: Steamer Bluecher, New York for Cherbourg and Hamburg (and proceeded).