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VOL LXXI. NO 42 PIUCE TWO CENTS. NEHAVEX, COXX., MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 7907 THE CARRINGTOK PUBLISHING CO. .1 a 'J 1 INVESTIGATING WRECK OK SEW TfORK CENTRAL CAVSE OF THE DISASTER STILL A MATTER OF SPECU LATION. District Attorney, Coroner and Police All nt Work Motormnn Sold to Have . Admitted Tlint He Was Running Seventy Miles nn Hour State Rail way Commlslon Preparing; to Make n Searching Inquiry List of Dead Now Numbers Twenty-two. Now York, Feb. 17. Twenty-two dead, two fatally hurt, and 145 others more or less seriously injured, is the result of the wreck of an electric ex press train on the New York Central railroad at 205th street' and Webster avenue last night. Of the large num ber of Injured, fifty are, according to hospital and police reports, seriously (hurt and the' death list .may be in creased within the next twenty-four hours. Most of the others are suffering from lacerations or shock, and will recover. This was a day of investigation and inquiry by representatives of the dis trict attorney's office, the coroner and the police. When daybreak came the police lists of dead had increased to eighteen, an hour afterward there were two more deaths reported from the hospitals, and to-night ft is believed two additions will be made from the hospitals, to which most of the injured were taken after the Brewster express was derailed with such fatal results last hisht. The cause of the wreck is still a mat ter of speculation. All night Inspector Flood of the police department, Coroner Schwannecke and lAssistant District Attorney Smyth, -together- with other members of the , district attorney's force, looked over the scene and sought to determine the cause of the derail ment of the train. The result of their Investigation may became known when the inquest is held by the coroner to morrow. . The wreckage was complete ly cleared away to-day. All four of the tracks of the New York Central through the rocky cut wher ethe train ' left the rails and, several of the cars -went to pieces have been cleared. The track on which the Brewster train was running and. which was ripped up in the accident, has :been restored, ' the third rail replaced and traffic resumed, practically under, normal conditions. "With the clearing' of "the -wreckage Interest turned to what the authorities might do. Perhaps the most signifi cant statement of the day was the one made to The Associated Press by Cor oner Schwannecke. He had secured a statement from Motorman Rogers of the wrecked train. . In this, according to the coroner, the motorman had stat ed that he was running on schedule time when the accident occurred, and admitted that the speed of his train was seventy miles an hour. Rogers, said the coroner, declares that he did not know anything was wrong until an eighth of a mile beyond the place or de railment. Then, said the coroner, it was another eighth of a mile before the motors came to a standstill. Rogers declared the motors did not leave the tracks. The train consisted cf a. double headed motor coupled into one engine, with one motorman, drawing five coaches. The first was a smoker, the second is described as a power car, though It is commonly designated as a combination, baggage and smoker, and the three following ordinary, passen ger coaches. Coroner Schwannecke In an inter view said: "I am skeptical as to the statement that the motors did not leave the rails, ibecauso the ties show that the motors and first cars were off the track an eighth of a mile from where they stop ped. In examining the ties this morn ing I discovered the marks of wheels, which showed thatthe tracks had been Jammed The smoker was on the ties, - not on the tracks as has been stated. The train broke in two about an eighth of a mile above the Woodlawn road bridge. The rear portion-apparently jumped to the tracks to the east, breaking the third rail. Consequently the motors lost control of the train, , and the air brakes set automatically. "I have an idea that one of the mo tors left the rails first. I have a part of a rail which Indicates that this is so. . It appears to me that a -spreading of the rails caused the' disaster. I think that one of the rails hit a sec tion of the track with force enough to cause It to Jump off. The smoker fal lowed., and swung the cars following completely off the track, breaking the coupling. If the train had held to gether there would not have been a -disaster. When the rear cars broke toose they ran wild for a distance, and finally turned over." The coroner declared that he would present the section of rail to the Jury, which will begin, the Inquest to-morrow. This piece of iron, he declared, he had ordered taken from a flat car, which was about to carry It away. He said it will show indentations which will tend to support his theory that the rails were out of alignment. ' The coroner then went on to detail some of the evidence which will be pre sented to-morrow. He said that he had secured statements from one nt the passengers that the train was running at a speed which frightened them, that several declare that they were so alarmed that "they put on their over shoes in the third car and went to the rear car, belileving there was less dan ger there." Assistant District Attorneys Smyth and Manley were with Coroner Schwannecke most of the night. From the district attorney's office came a (Continued on Third Page.) 'I REASON IN FRANCE Persistent Rumors In Circulation Im portant OUlcinl Suspected. Paris, Feb. 17. There are persistent rumors in circulation of the discovery of treasonable practices carried on by an important official of the foreign of fice, who is alleged to have communi cated to the Vatican the contents of diplomatic documents emanating from French ambassadors to foreign coun tries. This official is said to have been poremturlly discharged. . . , Inquiry indicates that the 'disclosures had their origin in documents seized at the papal nunciature some time ago. An investigation of the. rumors in of ficial quarters has not resulted in their confirmation, but it was declared that if treason had been committed the fact would have been made public in the courso of the trial of the three Paris cures who were. Implicated with the papal nuncio before his expulsion. RUSSIA ?'l Vi M a UK Raids of Black Hundred Greater and More Urutal. , Odessa, Feb. 17. The students of the university here, as a protest against the arrest and trial by court-martial of ten of their number on February 8 for defending themselves against an attack by Black Hundreds, to-day decided to Indefinitely suspend their attendance at the university. The raid by Black Hundreds last week were greater in number and brutality than those previously made. Ovor 300 Jews and other persons were beaten yesterday in the tieart of the city. FATE OF FRENCH CABINET URIAND'SCIIUIilH POLICY WILL STAND OR FALL IO-MORROW. Government Will Go Before Parliament In the Afternoon and Define Its Po sition Brlnnd Will Surely Retire Un less He In Upheld Agnlnst Ills Chief Stands for Liberal Interpretation of Separation Law. Paris, Feb. 17. The fate of the Clem enceau cabinet and the definite decision whether the settlement of the ciiurch lease question negotiated by Minister of Education Briand shall stand will probably be determined Tuesday. On the ntbrniWg oT that day the cabinet will decide its course, and In the after noon it will go before parliament and define "Its position. MM. Meunier and Guieysse, the radical republican- depu ties, have consented to postpone their interpellation scheduled for to-morrow until the cabinet has ihad another op portunity to compose its differences, and meantime the negotiations between M. Zelves, prefect of the Seine, and Monsignor Amlette, "archbishop-coadjutor of Paris, on the subject of con tracts for the lease of churches, will be suspended. It is certain in advance that if, M. Briand is beaten in the cabinet Tues day he not only will retire, but will ap peal from the decision of the cabinet to the chamber of deputies, and that the issue will bj fought out upon the floor In a battle royal between the pre mier and his young lieutenant, whose speeches In favor of a liberal interpret ation of the separation law have been repeatedly ordered placarded through the country. " It is a curious fact that, while the government Is hesitating, scores of communes, disregarding the " instruc tions and advice of the government, are concluding contracts between may ors and cures. MORE lf in, LOW Mayor Schmltz Sends Telegram Ahcnd to 'Frisco. San Francisco, Feb. 17. At a meeting last night of the executive committee nf the Japanese and Korean exclusion league, the following telegram from Mayor Schmltz at Washington to Pres ident Tveitmoe of the league, was read: "Amendments to immigration bill is only forerunner of what is to follow. Cannot make pu'blic full details until later. Have not relinquished any of our rights. Agitation at this time. Agi tation at this time may complicate sat isfactory settlement." The telegram was received by. the commission without comment. PLANNED TO U RECK TRAIN. Man and Woman Were to Rob Injured Passengers. Binghamton, N. Y., Feb. 17.-L. D. Harrington of Sidney was arrested yes terday, after being indicted on a charge of trying to wreck an Ontario and Western passenger train on the night of March 9, 1906. The indictment and arrest followed a swor statement male by Mrs. Harry Cotton, who testified that and Har rington planned the wreck so that he could rob the passengers who would be killed and Injured, and thereby obtain money so that he and Mrs. Cotton could elope to the west. Cost of French Workmen's Pensions. Paris, Feb. 17. Finance Minister Caillaux and Minister of Labor Vivi an! differ as to the cost of placing the scheme of workmen's pensions into op eration. The estimates of M. Caillaux involve the expenditure of $91,500,000, and those of M. Viviani $78,OO0,0Qtl. Ynle Corporation to Meet. There will be a meeting of Yale cor poration in Woodbridge hall this morn ing at, 11:15 o'clock. Several matters of importance will come up for consideration. PHI. ROAD CLAIMS THE PUBLIC WAS EINFORiD OXLT HEARD PARTS OF TESTI MONY BEIORB INTERSTATE COMMISSION. Grave Injustice Done the Whole Ser vice of the Company Tills in Brief the Report, of Special Committee Ap pointed by Directors to ICxnmine Into Charse AKaltiHt Certain Ofliccrs mid i Employes Interest of Stockholders Safely Guarded. New York, Feb. 17. "A mistaken public opinion, misinformed as to the facts, because of the publication of por tions, and not toe whole, of the testi mony of the witnesses before the Inter state commerce commission, and, there fore, basing Its conclusions upon insuf ficient premises, has done grave injus tice -to the whole service of the Penn sylvania Railroad company. That ser vice is o! more than sixty years' growth; it is constited, in the main, of educated, trained and self-respecting men, whose honorable lives have won the esteem of tiiose who know them bust; it has its traditions of loyalty; and it has had, in its successive offi cers, examples of unstlfish devotion to duty and steadfast adherence to the right." Tills, in brief, Is the report of the spe cial committee appointed by the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Rail road company ne:irly a year ago to ex amine into the facts connected with ttie acquisition- and ownership, by officers and employes of the company, of stock or other Interest In any company the holding of which could affect the per formance of their duty or the compa ny's duty to the public. The alleged acceptance of gratuities by employes of the company also was Inquired Into by ttie committee. As a result of its examination of 2,505 officers and em ployes, Including every officer of the several companies whose individual ac tion or whose order to any subordinate could affect any discrimination, the committee reports it found that 2G5 had Interests In coal or other corporations or firms, or with Individuals, With the exception of fifteen all of these had ac quired their Interest by purchase. The fifteen admitted ffcey had received gifts of shares or Interests In various corporations, and their names have been reported to the presidents-of the several railroad companies for appro priate action. ' - On the whole, the report vindicates the officers and employes of the Penn sylvania system. It is found that In the development of the company between the year 1899 and 1907 the interest of the stockholders In, every instance has been propsrly safeguarded. It is de clared that the terms On which in creases in share and debt capital have been marketed have received the com mendation of competent and independ ent financiers; that as effective compe tition as possible In work of such mag nitude was obtained In placing the thousands of contracts for maintenance of way and new construction; that no favoritism was shown In the purchase of supplies or equipment; and that the officers of the railroad companies, In (Continued on Third Page.) LESS CH.-iMtAG.y , It . K I tiG- Consumption Apparently on the Wane In This Country. Washington, Feb. 17. Apparently champagne drinking In the United States Is on the wane. Both the quan tity and value of that beverage Im ported Into this country last year were less than in the preceding one, and par ticularly no greater Shan a dozen years ago. This is only one of several surprising features of a statement issued to-day by the bureau of statistics on the "ebb and flow of the commerce of the Unit ed States in 1906." The figures shosv that 394,727 dozen quarts of champagne and other sparkling vvinns were Import ed in 1906, valued at $5,855,425, while in the immediately preceding year- the number of dozen quarts was 401,514, valued at $5,995,651. : Another surprising fact is that, while the United States Is one of the greatest coffee-consuming countries In tha world, yet It is actually exporting, that product. The Imports of "autos" amounted to nearly $5,000,000 In value, but this fig ure was practically offset by the ex ports of automobiles amounting in value to $1,409,186. Of the exports of these machines $1,000,000 worth went to the United States and nearly another $1,000,000 worth- to other European countries. Tropical countries also were large purchasers of this class of vehi cles, iMexlco having purchased $717,523 worth, against $192,452 in 1905; while the West Indies and Bermuda took $241,000 worth, South America $167,000, Australia nearly $700,000 and the British East Indies $34,111 worth. 2OO,000 Fire In Allegheny. Pittsburg, Feb. 17 A . fire late to night which threatened the destruction of several city blocks in Allegheny, across the Allegheny river from Pitts burg, destroyed, five business buildings and three dwelling houses, causing an estimatel loss of $20,000. Rev. John Tyler Pettee Dead. Meriden, 'Feb. 17.-Rev. John Tyler Pettee, teacher, educator and astrono mer, died at his home in this city to day, aged eighty-four years. He had been in feeble health for the lust five years, and for three or four days was UlituUtCioUd, Hi NUT STEEL OLCOTT DEAD. Co-Fouudcr With Mine. Blavntsky of Theoxophists in This Country. New York, Feb. 17. Alexander Ful lerton, secretary of the Theosophical society, announces the death to-day at Adyar, India, of Henry Steel Olcott, co founder with Mme. Blayatsky of the Theosophists in this country. Mr. Olcott, who visited this country last year, sailed for India in October. On the voyage he fell down the hatch way of the steamer and was confined for a month in a hospital at Genoa, Italy. Subsequently he recovered suf ficiently to continue his Journey, but upon his arrival at Ceylon he suffered a relapse and since then had been in a more or less precarious state of health. Death was due to heart failure. Mr. Olcott was seventy-five years old. V.IO M , MuRlA I. SEi.VK E Held by Salvation Army la New York for Lost Member. New York, Feb. 17. More than 6,000 persons, representing every circum stance of life, crowded Carnegie Music hall to-day, while as many more were turned away, on the occasion of the memorial service held by the Salvation Army for the ten officers who lost their lives when the Joy line steamer Larch mont went doyn off Block Island last .Monday night. Commander Eva Booth presided. I0R MURDJ OF .MOTHER Wl FE OF WELL-IO-UO 1 MVO R . -I.R IS ARRAIGNED. Mrs. Lottie Wiillnu, of iS'ew York, Ac cused of Causing the .Dcuth of Iter Mother by the Use of Poison Ar j rested After Chemists Had Reported Result of Hxamlnutloa of Organs of Dead Woman. New York, Feb. 17. Mrs. Lottie Wal lau, wife of' Leopold Wallau, a well-to-do Importer of bronstg, was arraigned before Coroner Acritelli to-day charged with murder In the first cgree in hav ing caused the death of her mother, Mrs. Ida Binge, by the use of poison. She was tield without ball to await the inquest, which will open on Wednes day. .- Mrs. Binge, a wealthy wldow who lived with her daughter and the hitter's (husband and twenty-year-old son Al exander at 68 East Eighteenth street, dltd on February 6, three weeks after she had undergone an, operation for cancer performed by Dr. Bull. Following too receipt of an analysis of the contents of the dead woman's stomach, the coroner late last night di rected the arrest of Mrs. Wallau, who spent the remainder of the night at a police station. After futile efforts had boon made to bail her to-day the pris oner was committed to the Tombs. . It was On the report of the chemists who had examined the, kidneys and liver of Mrs. Binge that they had found considerable quantities of bichloride of mercury present that the warrant charging murder In the first degree was Issued. I In the champagne, some of which, It is charged, had been administered to Mrs, Binge by Mrs. Wallau, the chem ists declared they also found consider able bichloride' of mercury. Elizabeth pivlne, a trained nurse, employed by Mrs. Binge on February 5 made a statement which brought about the investigation. Mrs. Binge died the following day and subsequently her daughter was placed under $5,000 bonds to insure hw appearance as a witness at the Inquest. K ELSE I a LEHER IO HUGHtS. Ills Declination to Resign New York , Insurance Commlsslonershlp. Albany, Feb. 17. Otto Kelsey, of Geneseo, declines to accede to the re quest of Governor Hughes that ho re sign the office of state superintendent of insurance, to which he was appoint ed In May of last year by Governor Higglns. Superintendent Kelsey made public to-nlRht his letter to Governor Hughes, dated February 12, but with held from publication in the suspension of matters following the death of ex Governor Higglns. Governor Hughes also gave out to night Mi brief letter, dated yesterday. In reply to that of Superintendent ICel sey, In which the governor expresses regret that "you have seen fit to take the attitude stated In your letter." Sure to Pass House. Washington, Feb. 17. After an hour's conference with President Roosevelt to-night Representatives James F. Watson of Indiana, the re- publican whip In the house of repre sentatives said that there Is absolutely no doubt regarding the passage of the immigration bill. Including the amend ment to exclude coolie labor from con tinental United States. Demonstration in Favor of France. Rome, Feb. 17. --Fifteen thousand persons, among them one hundred red shirted Garibaldlans, with 120 flags and twenty bands of music, participated to day in an anti-clerical demonstration In favor of France. Worcester Catholics Protest. Worcester, Mass., Feb. n. OvOF 2,000 Catholics gathered In Poli's theater to night to protest against the attitude of the French government toward the Catholic church of France. i Rev. Dr. Ilulbert Dead. Chicago, Feb. 17 Fri Baker Hulbert, D. D., dean of the dtvinilty school of i the University of Chicago, died to-day uf. pneumonia. PROBABLE CHANGES III COUNSEL IN THAW CASE STORIES. CONTINUED TO CIRCU LATE THROUGHOUT HIE DAI YESTERDAY. Impossible to Say Who Will Continue In Churge Until the Trial is Resumed To-day No Doubt, However, That There Has . Been Serious Disagree ments of Some Sort Trouble Over Aliened Interview With Attorney Mi-Pike. iNew York, Feb. 17. Stories as to the probable changes in counsel in charge of the defense of Harry Thaw contin ued to circulate to-day, but until the trial Is resumed In court to-morrow morning it will be impossible to say whether or not D. M. Delmas will still act In that capacity. Rumors of dis sension among the six attorneys who have sat at the table assigned to the defense since the trial began, have freqnently cropped up during the past few days, and were as often denied. There is no doubt, however, that there . . has been serious disagreements of some sort,' and that .Mr. Delmas has found some fault with the alleged actions of some of his associate counsel. The trouble, according ' to a story current to-day, rose over the publication of an alleged Interview with Attorney Mc Pike, partner of Mr. Delmas, in which -Mr. McPike was quoted as criticising District Attorney Jerome. ' M'errs. Hart ridge, O'Reilly, aieason and Pea body, also counsel for Thaw, are said to have seriously taken Mr. McPike to task for the remarks credited to him and that Mr. McPike1 vigorously denied the alleged interview.'1 In this denial he is said to have been supported by his partner, Mr. Delmas. On Saturday there was a five hour conference of all the counsel for Thaw at Mr. Delmas' office, and at this meet ing, it is Bald, Mr. Delmas took occa sion to criticise very severely the lack of support upon the part of his asso ciates. He declared, It is said, that they have done everything to discredit him and to, make him appear ridiculous and that, although he had been nomin ally In charge of the case in court since the second day of the trial, he had in fact been nothing- of the sort. As un illustration of this desire to confuse him, he declared, he knew nothing of Thaw's -yylll and; letters until they were handed to him as he was questioning a witness In court; There seems little chance that the present situation in the Thaw case will result . in a mistrial. 1 It is said1 that Juror Joseph B. olton, whose wife died Inst week, and was burled Satur day, has stated that he is willing and able to go on with the trial. So long as ho Is willing to state that his grief will not prevent his giving proper attention to the proceedings there Is no way in which he can be excused. .Mr. Bolton is reported to have told Justice Fitz gerald that he considers his duties as a citizen to outweigh all personal con siderations and that he is willing to lay aside his grief and continue to serve the; state so long as he Is needed. Dr. Evans, the alienist, is expected to resume the stand to-morrow 'morn ing and will proceed to tell of the con versations which he had with Thaw on his first three visits to the tombs. The defence believes these conversations will go iai to prove that at that time Thaw was not of sound mind. Dr. Evans will be followed by Dr. Charles O. Wagner, who will also testify as to his conversations with the defendant. Another attempt will be made to Intro duce the famous will and it will pro'H ably be admitted. Then it' Is proposed that EVelyn iNesbit Thaw go on the stand for the purpose of testifying to various conversations with her hus band regarding other persons whom Thaw believed to have suffered at White's hands. This testimony was ruled out list week on the ground that It was cumulative evidence and not ad missible until a prima facie case of un soundness of mind had 'been establish ed. The alienists, It Is argued, have prov ed this and Evelyn Nesbit Thaw's fur ther story will probably go in without objection. Mrs. Thaw, Harry 'Thaw's mother, will then ta-ke the stand, and testify as to her family and of Harry's early life. What elsethe defence will offer Is not known. 1 11 A IF TR1 iL TESTIMONY. Sermon on Whether It Should he Pub Ushid. Spring-field, Mass., Feb. 17. Rev. Dr. F. L. Goodspeed, pastor of the First Congregational church, as a prelude to his sermon this morning, spoke on "Should the testimony in the Thaw trial be printed?" He said "!As well ask should miasma, yellow fever and bubonic plague be spread broadcast throughout the land. The publication of this revelation of salaciousness Is even more to be fear ed, for while the plague of disease af fects only the bodies of its victims, the story of the disgusting incidents of this case attacks the minds and imag inations of those who read it. '1 am opposed to the publication of this testimony. We do not want a deluge of slush from a 'thaw.'. There aire people who are willing to be con nected with this case in order to se cure newspaper advertising for them selves, I would not satisfy them; I would not give them the publicity whiii they seek.."- DEATH OF CALVIN S. DAVIS. Past Grand Master, I. O. O. F Passed Awny at Mantle Yesterday. The death of Caldin S. Davis, past grand master of the Odi Fellows, at his home In Nlantio yesterday has been learned by his many friends in this city with deep regret. Mr. Davis had been suffering since last July from, a cancer of the jaw. For several months he has been grad ually sinking in health. He died at 7:40 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Davis was grand master of the I. O. O. F., in 1904 and, 1905, He was also trial justice and selectman in Nl antio. He was widely known all over the state by Odd Fellows, and militia men. t He was fifty-nine years of age,; and leaves a widow and two children, a son and a daughter. His son Is senior in Yale Law school. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his home In Niantlc. BiM.sUED liY lllh SULTAN. Chief of Constantinople's Secret Police Punished on Germany's Demand. Constantinople, Feb. 17. An Imperial lrade orders the banishment of Fehml Pasha, chief of the secret police of the palace, whose punishment was de manded by Germany as a result of his seizure of a ship's cargo intended for Hamburg, and on Saturday he was sent to Mudariiaa town in Asia Minor, on the sea of Marmora. It is not known whetoer or not he was also degraded, but It is understood that Germany Is now satisfied. SHIP SUNK IN COLLISION FOURTEEN PERSONS, INCLUDING (API A1N, LOSE 1PIJR LITIS British Steamer HcHopolin Strikes the British Steamer Orlnndn Ofr Cardiff at Midnight Latter Goes Down Wllthln Half an Hour Gale Blowing; and Heavy Seas Running nt the Time. Cardiff, Feb. 17. The British steamier Heliopolis collided Saturday midnight with the iBritish steamer Orianda out ward bound from Penarth. The Orianda sank and fourteen per sons, including her captain, were drowned. The Heliopolis put into this port with her bows damaged. ',; . , The nleht was clear- but there was a gale blowing and a heavy, sea, run,? nlng. . The .Orianda,' which was. coal, laden for Spezzla, as struck 'between the engine room and the stokehold and so badly damaged that she Immediate ly began to fill and heeled over and sank within half an hour.- The Heliopolis drifted away without rendering assistance. Tha'captaln mus tered all the Orianda's nineteen men on deck. Each was given a life belt and jumped into the sea. Six of them reached a waterlogged life boat, the only boat it was possible to launch, the other having been smashed at the time of the collision, and all of them,, with the exception of one who died from exhaustion, were rescued by a pilot boat after suffering greatly from ezpotura. ' ....a iGi; BA'yD ELi.cuo.s. Frank Fichtl Chosen Leader for Four teenth Consecutive Time. i The annual meeting of the Second Regiment, band was held at the armory on Meadow street last night. " There was a full attendance, and the meeting was unprecedented in enthusiasm for the future and harmony. The treasur er, William H. Hegel, reported, show ing that toe business of the last year was the largest in the history of the band. A notable feature of the. meet ing was the election, for the fourteenth consecutive time, of Frank Fichtl as leader. The full list of officers chosen fol lows; President D. W. Humphrey. Secretary?.' W. Smith. Treasurer-W. H. Hegel. Librarian R. A. Proctor. Leader Frank Fichtl. Sergeant J. Van Amringe. Quartermaster C. Halller. , Commissaries Messrs, Smith and Halller. Executive ' board Messrs. Hegel, Smith and Van Amringe. Business manager Frank Fichtl. Assistant L. H. Cohen. Following the meeting an enjoyable luncheon was served, RAW HOUSE OF ILL-FA M '. Police Unearth Place In Making: Liquor Raid. In raiding the house of Bertha Neu man &t 31 Promt street yesterday for violation of the Sunday liquor law' the police discovered a house of ill fame. Margaret Smath,. Albert Wheaton, a watchman who lives in West Haven, and Edna Sullivan were arrested as frequenters of the place. The Neuraan woman will be charged with violating the liquor law and keeping the house. Collision Causes Great Panic. Naples, Feb. 17. The White , Star steamship iRepuiblic, Captain McAuley, from Boston, February 2, and Genoa, February 14, for Naples, while entering the harbor here yesterday, collided with the Italian steamer Centro America, from St. Thomas, January 17. Nobody was injured, but a great panic ensued. .Both steamers were considerably dam aged. Governor of Baku Murdered. Baku, Feb. 17. The governor of the lurt was murdered, w-iay.. GIRL ASSAULTED ON HER WAY FRI SUNDAY SCIOOL SERIOUS CRIME IN TROLLEY STATION ON THE WOOD MONT LINE. Cecilia Usher, Aered Twelve Years, Who Lives With the Atvrells at "The Elms," the Victim Overcome While lleturnlna; Along the Trolley Hue, Gagged and Raped Charles Otto, of West Haven, Arrested by Sergeant Scranton Tracks In Snow Followed From Scene of Crime to Summer Cot tage of Professor Charles Ronney Otto Had Broken Into Place and Is Found Hiding In Bed. A serious crime was committed in the little frame trolley waiting station at "The Elms" on the Woodmont line yesterday, afternoon when Cecilia Ush er, aged twelve years, was overcome by a man, dragged Into the station. gaged and raped. ' It was about 2 o'clock when the girl was returning from Sunday school at Woodmont chapel by way of the trolley -tracks to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. At well, with whom she lives, who own a large farm called "The Elms." , It was when nearing the trolley station -named Hie Elms that she was attacked by a, man' who dragged her Into the little waiting station and after tying a handkerchief over her mouth so that she could not call for assistance, com mitted the crime. He then fled and left, the child who, with all the strength, : she could command walked to her homo, where she rrted the story to the people in the house. The telephone was at once brought Into use and Charles W. Newman of West Haven was notified. He in turn notlfiedJ do-. lice headquarters at West Haven town hall and along wit,h Officer French of the borough police, Mr. Northrop set out in the direction of Woodmont, watching all the cars and people they mat.' " ' !' ;. ' They found no trace of the criminal until they reached the scene of the as sault, where they were joined by Birch- ; ard Northrop and Percy Rockfeller, and where they discovered footprints in the snow which led to the summer ' home of Prof. Charles Bonney, who resides ' ; at iin.'Whalley avenue during the win ter. Here they found one of the win dow's "broken and all indications -pointing" ;fb the fact' that' some onef' was' In", the -house. ; In the' meantime Sergeant William N.. Scranton, who had been , notified, of ' theoutrage," had left West Havori on his horse, and on reaching the Bonney residence he Immediately took steps to investigate. Leaving the others outside to' keep guard' the ser geant entered the cottage and after go ing through several of the rooms cam to one which was locked. Assuming that some .one was in It he broke the door open. At first there did not seem to 'be any appearance of em occupant, but on careful exiaminatlon Sergeant Scranton found concealed in hed ip tha most Ingenious manner and almost un- ' noticeaible the form of a man. He had an' open razor beside him (marked Bon ney) and feigned sleep. The sergeant pulled him out and at once made sure of his prisoner toy snapping the hand cuffs on him. There was also a bottle of whiskey partly consumed in the room. The prisoner waa taken with all speed in a sleigh to the town hall In ' West Haven. He gave the naw4 of William Guest, but was afterwards identified as William Otto, aged twenty-two, residing at 144 Noble street, West Haven. He was only released from the city jail two months ago after having served a sentence for the burg larizing of the Jacques residence on Beach street, near the Osterweis sum mer home, and also Scholz's saloon on Camjubell avenue. He is locked up without bail charged with breaking! and entering the home of Prof, Bon ney, .but it Is believed that the more serious charge will be preferred against him In court this morning. Sheriff Mial lory of MUford,was notified of the oc currence and aided ty a number of! people of; Mll?ord went In search of the assailant, but were informed of the ar rest of Otto later, The girl on Ibeing questioned about the man who attacked her said that ha wore a slouch hat with a light coat, the latter having a red lining. Otto when arrested had on a slouch hat and a dark coat and a red lining, the color of the coat being the only thing which, renders the description incomplete. But this mistake several people claim could easy be mis.de by the girl while labor ing undor the excitement of thp .occur rence. : Shipping News. New York, Feb. 17. Arrived: Steam ers Hamburg, Genoa and Naples; St. Louis, Southampton. Cape Race, N. F., Feb. 17. Steamer Noordam, from Rotterdam and Bou logne for New York, was i;085milee east of Sandy Hook at 2 p. m.; will dook at 6 p. m. Wednesday. Siasconsot, Mass., Feb. 17. Steamer Mlnnetonka, from London for New York, was 100 miles east of Nantucket South shoals lightship at 7 a m. ; will dock at 8:30 a. m. Monday. New York, Feb. 17. Arrived: Steamer Calfdonia, Glasgow. New York, Feb. 17. Sailed: Steamers St. Laurent, Havre; Germania, Naples. Browhead Feb. 17. Steamer Slavonia, from New York for Queenstown and Liverpool, was 110 miles west of Brow hfad at 10:20 a m. Steamer Kaiser Wilhelm II., from New York for Ply mouth, Cherbourg and Bremen, was 205 miles southwest of Browhead at noon; will reach Plvmouth at 4 a. m. Monday. Plymouth, Feb. 16, 11:50 p. ra. Ar rived: Steamer New York, New York for Cherbourg and Southampton (and proceedPd). Queenstown. Feb. 17, 11:40 a. m. Sailed: Steamer Etruria, New York. Southampton, Feb. 17, 4:55 p. m. Sailed: Steamer Kaiserin Augusts Vic torla, New. York.