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VOL. XXI, NO. 202
12 Paces. WATEHHUHY. CONN.,, FIUDAY, XOVEMUEll 20, 1008.
12 Paces
Ctaralsiloo on Public Service
Recommends Three $7,500 .
Places Uoder New Law.
Hartford, Nov 20. The report f-f
the special commission on the ques
tlou of a public service commission,
appointed., by the last legislature, U
made public this morning. Tie
'members of the commission are Mar
cus H.' Holcomb of Southlagton,
t Thomas Dudley Bradstreet of Thorn
aston, Charles Phelps of Roekvllle,
Pi H. Woodward of Hartford and
Washington F. Wilcox of Chester.
Judge Holcomb Is the attorney-general
of the state, Mr Bradstreet la the
comptroller, Mr Phelps is a former
attorney-general and Is now the
state's attorney for Tolland c.iunty,
Mr Woodward was long a useful pub
lic official at Washington and Mr
(Wilcox Is a former congressman tmd
former railroad commissioner.
- The commission reports primarily
In' favdr of establishing for this state
a public service commission. It is
proposed that this commission rhall
'consist of three members, to be
named by the governor and confirmed
by the concurrent action of both
branches of the general assembly, os
is the case with the appointment of
the higher Judges. The salaries are
to be $7,500 each, which also !j the
same as the judges have, in the first
Instance the members are to be ap
pointed for two, four and six years
and after that one member is to be
appointed for six years at each ses
sion of the legislature. The gov-
' ernor fills vacancies occurring be-,
tween sessions, to hold until the ris
ing of the next general assembly.
Commissioners can be removed by
the superior court on written com
plaint of the attorney-general and
after a hearing. No stockholder,
agent or employe of any company
subject to the commission shall be
eligible for a commlsslonership. .
The board is to have an office at
the Capitol and to keep records, em
ploy a clerk and accountants, etc, a3
seems best to the members, but with
in the appropriation made for the
purpose. The duties are thus gen
erally defined:
"The commission shall have the
general supervision of all railroad,
street railway, gas, electric, water,
express, telephone and telegraph
companies in so far as they are sub
ject to state control, and shall keep,
itself fully informed as to the com
pliance with law by said companies,
and, when deemed necessary, shall
report violations of law to proper
officials having Jurisdiction of "bush
violations." ' j
The report provides for the or
ganization of any public service cor
poration uuder a general law which
it presents.' Any three or more per
sons are permitted thus to incorpor
ate, under prescribed, conditions and
at all times under the supervision or
this commission. If a company does
not apply to . the commission -,. for
leae to do business within a year
, of its organization or if, having re
ceived authorization, it neglects be
yond a reasonable time to go to
work, then its corporate powers
cease. ' ' ' '
, When gas, electric, water and tel
ephone companies want to do busi
n ess they must apply to the commis
sion and various stipulations are laid
down for., this-procedure. One im-.
portant section says:
Such application shall be denied
in so far as the same isks author
ity to furnish service In any territory
in which another company 1b active
ly furnishing reasonable service . of
,. like character to that for which ap
plication is made."
. If company fails to go work
within the time specified by the com
mission, the authority becomes void
and the same company cannot apply
again for two years, unless the com
mission once, for sufficient reason,
grant an extension.-. An important
section ays: .
"All existing charter rights to
erect structures in,' over or under
the highways or other public places
in this state, or to condemn private
property for public uses, shall cease
and terminate on July 1, 1909, ex
cept as extended by the commission
in accordance with the provisions of
the preceding sections; provided,
however, that any gas," electric,
water or telephone company may ex
tend ltB construction in, over or un
der the highways In any towns in
which such company shall, on the
first day of July, 1909, be legally
supplying service for general use un-
iu- charter rights."
Provision is made for reportB to
and by the commission and it stipu
lates that the holders of 25 per cent
of the stock or the bonds or. the
notes (issued for more than a year)
of any corporation subject to the
commission may request a special
examination of its affairs by tha
commission and if they put up secur
ity for the cost of the examination,
ii shall be made.- The commission
may also make examinations on its
own motion.
- The commission Is given the power
when local authorities . bring com
plaint to it, to hear the question of
rates and, "if it shall find such rates
and charges to be unreasonable, de
termine and prescribe what will be
Jest and reasonable rates or charges
to be thereafter maintained by such
company :p vJ iat.es va the maxi
mum to be cha'gtd.'
When a company wishes to issue
stock, bonds or coupon notes, it must
get permission and - state among
other things what is to be done with
the proceeds. No company can issue
bonds, coupon notes of other evi
dences of Indebtedness payable more
than twelve months away, to an
amount, including those already issued,-equal
to Us capital r'.rc k tc-
tually paid in. .Here is another
revision in full: -
No stocks, bonds, coupon notes
other evidences of indebtedness
shall be Issued by any publio service
company organised under the laws
ct this state ether than for cash or
for property found by the commis
si in to bs of equivalent value. No
stock shall be issued at less than par
by such companies. Bonds, coupon
notes and other evidences of Indebt
edness may be Issued by such com
panies at less than par but shall not
be issued for less than their fair
market value as determined by the
commission. Stock and script divi
dends by such companies are hereby
The laws as laid ('.own cover all
public, service corporations and go
minutely Into details, which the gen
eral statutes now cover more or less
such as railroads affairs, water and
gag company business and so on.
Second Conference of Governors in
Washington to. Consider Subject.'
Washington, Nov 19. The much
talked-of inventory-of the nation's
resources is now practically complet
ed.' To consider the material it has
brought together the National Con
servation commission has Just an
nounced its first full meeting for
Tuesday, December 1, In Washington.
At that meeting the first steps will
be taken toward putting Into tang
ible shape the results of the six
months' hard work on taking stock
of the country's waters, forests, lands
and minerals.
One week later, after the commis
sion has gone over the inventory, it
will hold a joint meeting in Wash
ington with the governors of the
states and territories, or their repre
sentatives. At this meeting the In
ventory will be further discussed and
the report which the president has
requested the commission to make
to him by January 1, will be formu
With less than six months in which
to make the inventory, the four
branches into which the commission
Is divided, aided by the cooperation
of the . government departments,
have brought together what is prob
ably the most useful collection of
facts about the material things on
which national Industry and progress
are based that has ever been as
sembled at one time. Reports pre
senting these facts and pointing out
their significance have been prepar
ed. These" reports, summarized and
Indexed, will be submitted to tne
commission at its meetinng.
All through the summer general
interest in the work and object of
the Conservation commission has been
growing.. The public Is now well
posted on a' subject of which only
a few specialists had knowledge at
the time of the conference or gov
ernors and experts at the white
house in May
The governors carried ' the spirit
of the conference home with them
to their own people, and have kept
thinnr moving ever sitffte or appornr-
lng state commissioners to study lo
cal problems, by writing ana speaK
ing upon the subject of conservation
and by keeping in close, and help
ful touch with the national com
mission. They are ready to take
Dart In the approaching joint meet
ing. . The bare announcement that
resulted in a numberfnffl;fnfflfflfnfn
It hart been set for December
resulted in a number of acceptances
before the formar invitation of the
commission had even got into the
When the conservation movement
was started, specific information
about the actual state of our re
Rources was partly wanting, partly In
accessible. Certain facts were broadly
known. , It was at least unquestion
able that our resources had - been
wastefully used, and that some of
them, notably the mines, were sure
in time to be completely exhausted,
while others, for example the forests,
would still be kept perpetually use
ful by right management. The first
work was to get the facts," to snow
exactly what the situation was and
how it could be Improved by mas
ures that would work. Without an
inventory of the resources which
would show the present condition of
the resources and the way to develop
them to the best advantage, conser
vation was in danger of staying up in
the air.
But the work is now practically
done. The facts are there, in dollars
and cents, tons of coal, board feet of
timber, acre-feet and horse-power of
water, acres of land. And the possible
reform measures have been weighed.
The final report to the president will
be the necessary supplement to the
addresses at the white house con
ference. The note of these addresses
was a note of warning. The report
Is -expected to show that the warn
ing must be heeded If the exhaustion
of natural resources is not, one day,
to Impoverish the nation, and it will
also undoubtedly bring out how the
country's resources can be developed
so as to list the longest possible time
and serve the greatest good of the
Seven Laborers Killed.
Chicago, Nov 20. Seven track la
borers on a hand car were run down
by a Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
railroad passenger train betwen
Highland and La Grange, 111, to-day
and killed.
Savage la Back
New York, Nov 20. Henry W.
Savage th theatrical manager return
ed to-day on the Lusitanla from an
extended European trip. -
Forecast for Connecticut: Fair
and colder to-night; Saturday fair;
light northwest to west winds.
An area of high pressure la cen
tral this morning over lower Michi
gan and extending southwestward to
The area of low pressure which
produced the rain la this vicinity
last night Is, now central off Nan
tucket. Another low are 1 central north
of. Edmonton, British worthwest. .
Conditions ' favor for this vlc'nit?
fair and colder to-night. Saturday
fair. v -
Gai Explosion la a Street ol
BreoUjo To-day Made a
50 Fool Excavation
New York, Nov 20. Twenty per
sons are believed to have lost their
lives as the result of an explosion of
a gas main at Gold and Front streets,
Brooklyn, to-day. Practically '.he
whole street from stoop to stoop had
been tumbled Into a fifty foot excava
tion In which fifteen or more men
were working and a number of per
sons who were walking along the
street are believed to have been car
ried down in the crash. It h be
lieved that every person who went
into the excavation was killed in
stantly, or smothered or drowned.
Fifty tenements in the block are In
such danger of falling into the trench
that the occupants have been ordered
out by the police. The streets in the
immediate vicinity are filled with
wailing women and children who
have been unable to get anj' word
from relatives who were kno.vu to
have been iu the vicinity when the
explosion occurred. At least one wo
man and three little girls are said
to have been swallowed up In the
cave-in which followed the explosion.
Four of the men who were buried
are reported to have escaped by
crawling through a sewer which emp
ties into the East river.
So great was the mass of broken
timbers and mud in the bottom of
the trench that four hours after .the
explosion the police and firemen had
been able to find only one body, that
of the man told of below, who was
burned to death trying to rescue a
woman. Timbers were hauled to the
scene to shore up the walls and the
flow of water and gas was shut off.
An employe of the gas company who
was sent to turn off the gas was ar
rested and charged with homicide,
although it is not known that ho had
anything to do with the accident.
Five Italians who had been hanging
about the scene before the explosion
were also taken into custody on sus
picion. . :
The explosion tore the street to
pieces for rods on either side and the
men who were working in an excava
tion for a big sewer pipe were burled
by the debris which fell in upon them.
Fire followed the explosion. Sam
uel Trout, who lived near the scene,
lost his life in attempting to save a
woman -who-was passing through
Gold street at the time of the explos
ion and fell into the trench. Trout
was caught by the flames from the
blazing gas main and roasted alive
The woman was dragged out of the
trench and saved by a boy. The
workmen were digging a trench
through Gold street for the installa
tion of a thirty-six inch sewer pipe.
The excavation was to be nearlv forty
feet deep and as the laborers
removed the earth, the walls had
wfil J??? up b-v lare timbers.
With Charles Schiffmeyer a city In
spector of sewers overseeing the
work this forenoon the men were
working at the bottom of the trench
when an accumulation of gas from a
main which had been accidentally
broken during the work exploded
with tremendous force. The sup
porting timbers xwere ripped away
and the high dirt walls toppled over
on Schiffmeyer and his men A
large water main also was broken
by the force of the explosion
and a torrent of water began to
spurt up. through the mass of
wreckage. Almost side by side with
these spurting geysers roared the
names irom tne b-h whui, ., a
from the broken main. Firemen nH
workmen from the city water depart
ment and the gas company worked
desperately in an effort to check the
flow of gas and water and to relieve
the men who had been imprisoned
There seemed little hope, however,
that any of those who had been at
work at the bottom of the trench
could have escaped death. Nearly
half an hour's work was required to
reach the body of trout who had
been burned to death on the surface
of the street. The bodies of the oth.
er men are believed to be hnrlp.i nn.
der tons of earth.
Every building for blocks was se
verely shaken by the explosion and
it was at first feared that some had
sustained serious damage. Among he
buildings which received nearly the
full force of the shock are n la.
Roman Catholic crurch and a paro-
cniai scnooi. in tne immense crowd
which flocked to teh scene . were
mothers of many children who fear
ed that their little ones in the school
bulldlne- were in da na-er. It. ronnlr.
ed all the efforts of the large force of
police to keep the crowd back out of
danger and to Keep tern irom inter
fering with the workers who were
endeavoring to reach the imprisoned
Fled With Child's Body
New Britain. Nor 20. Mrs Joseph
Korzon of No 14 Crown street led
her relatives an exciting chase early
Wednesday morning In the north
western part of the town by fleeing
with the body of her 14-months-old
child in her arms. When she was
caught, her friends had to take the
child's body away from her by force.
The dead child was Bolesla, the wo
man's first born, and she was crazed
over the little one's death. She was
Inconsolable over the child's death.
The funeral was arranged for Wed
nesday morning, and when the
mother brooded over the thought of
the separation she was distracted
and seized the body out of the cas
ket. She ran for a . considerable
distance until she stopped ont of
sheer weakness. She then made a
struggle before she gave the child
op. Th mother was reported yes
terday aftertrnon to b retaining her
senses and to be much better, -
Alforoey Frank P. Kellogg Gave
Ibe Slaodard Mao a Quiz
zing To day.
New York, Nov 20. Mr Rocke
feller, was again on v the witness
stand when the hearing was, resum
ed to-day. His cross examination
was at once begun by Frank D. Kel
logg, special assistant 'district attor
ney. . -
Mr Kellogg said tbe cross examin
ation would not be confined to the
period between 1862 and 1882 con
cerning which Mr Rockefeller gave
evidence on his direct examination
but would cover also subsequent de
velopments which were connected di
rectly with, those of the period de
scribed by' Mr Rockefeller. In re
sponse to questions about the Haz
ardous nature of the oil b usiness ow
ing to the possibility of failure of
supply, Mr Rockefeller said that the
production of crude oil in the Penn
sylvania field had steadily increased
from 1863 to 1900 Mr Kellogg
read figures from an official report
showing that the Pennsylvania field
reached its highest point of produc
tion in 1900. Mr Rockefeller denied
that the supply of crude oil had al
ways been ample and asiierted that
it had fluctuated but that the supply
is larger now than when he was ac
tively engaged In business.
, He was asked about the develop
ment of oil fields in Ohio and Okla
homa, but said that be knew little
about them as they had been active
ly worked since he retired from
business. He described the drilling
and production of oil as of the char
acter of a mining business. 115 said
it was the policy of bis company to
pay for its oil at the wells and that
the larger part of the oil it refined
was purchased from the producer.
Diamines Merchants Who Ask Him
to Restore Constitution.
Teheran, Persia, Nov. 20. The cler
gy and merchants held separate meet
ings to discuss the question of calling
a new parliament. The clergy unani
mously adopted n statement drawu up
by the shah, who received them in
audience with exceeding complacency.
He also gave au audience -to the
merchants, one of whom began to
address the shah, saylug, "We re
nounce the constitution" . ,
' Whereupon auother spokesman,' in
terrupting, demanded iu the name of
fhe whole .-people' thar theebnstitu-
tlbU be rjfjtored.
The shah became extremely angry
and iustautly dismissed the merchants
without answer. .
James J. Hill Advocates ' Abolition of
'," All Tariff.
New York, Nov. 20. At the chamber
of commerce bnnquet, held at the Waldorf-Astoria,
James J. Hill, the rail
road builder of the northwest,' advo
cated absolute free trade between Can
ada and the 1'ntted States. He said:
"I believe fliat the most natural, the
most rational, the most highly profit
able commercial status between Can
ada and the I'nited States is absolute
freedom of trade.
"Pendiug the arrival of that I be
lieve that those who have the inter
ests of both countries at heart should
work for the establishment of a trade
reciprocity In all natural products."
Cases in Chicago Which are Attract
ing Much Attention.
Chicago, Nov 20. Thirty days in
jail for a man charged with murder,
who had slashed his victims throat
with a razor, stabbed another man in
the abdomen and crushed the skull
of a third, and' eight years in the
penitentiary' for a man who had
stolen a pair of boots because be had
none, were sentences imposed yes
terday by a jury which tried the two
defendants in the lake county, Indi
ana, superior court sitting at Ham
mond. The man charged with mur
der was - Joseph , Mahovski. The
other defendant was Lawrence Ryan.
His sentence was adjudged under the
Indeterminate act.
Sir Harry K. Johnston, governor
of British East Africa, who I no
visiting this country. He called on
President Roosevelt a few days ago
and after lunching with him. an
nonnced that during their conver
sation he found out that Mr Roose
velt knows more about the African
Jangles than he.
Secretary Wilson, and Olber
OfJlcials Worklog Willi Ulgbl
lo Crush Epidemic
Washington, Nov 20. Vigorous
efforts will be made by the depart
ment of agriculture to stamp out the
dreaded contagious ailment among
cuttle known as foot and mouth dis
ease which has-been discovered to
exist among live slock in Pennsyl
vania and New York states, and us a
result of which Secretary Wilson yes
terday Issued an order kuarantii'ing
these two states. The order issued
by the secretary yesterdaf which be
came effective Immediately makes
the quarantine exceedingly rigid.
The department hopes to prevent the
disease from spreading widely. Dr
B. P. Wende of the bureau of ani
mal Industry has gone to Michigan
to investigate a suspected source of
the origin of the present infection.
Philadelphia, Nov 20. All the re
sources of the state of Pennsylvania
will be drawn upon if necesary to
stamp out the foot and mouth disease
amoug the cattle of the state. Dr
Leonard Pearson of the University
of Pennsylvania, state veterinarian,
Is in charge of the commonwealth
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov 20. State
Commissioner R. A. Pearson, relative
to the quarantining of the East Buf
falo stock yards, says: "The practi
cal effect of the quarantines orders
upon the great packing interests
centered at Buffalo is a relatively un
important matter. The disease has
not been found here. Slaughtering
and packing can go on. Thorough
precautionary disinfection measures
have been in force at the stock yards
now for several days and It Is ex
pected that thorough shipments of
cattle from unsuspected sources may
continue as heretorore.
"Temporarily during the period of
the quarantine the sale of milch cows
and stockers will be suspended.
Committee at Work '
New York, Nov 20. The read
justment committee which has been
mi work on a reorganization of the
Westinghouse interests, to-day de
clared the reorganization plan effec
tive from this date. ...
The Laurels will meet to practice
to-night. They will also play the
Colts Sunday at Reidvllle for $100
a side.
There was no material change to
day in the condition of Mrs Edith
French, who 'is still at the Water
bury hospital.
John Kelly has bought of Joseph
Srahan his house at the corner of
Galvln and 'Baldwin place, formerly
known as the Phelan property.
John Reardon, employed by the
Buffalo Bill Wild West show, is
spending a few weeks at his home in
this city. He has Just returned rom
Memphis, Tenn.
St Joseph's T. A. society gave an
.entertainment and dance in Leaven
worth ball last evening in honor of
their 16th anniversary and also to
show to the yourig women who can
vassed at their fair some weeks ago
that their services were appreciated.
About sixty couple were in attend
ance. About 300 members of the New
England Order of Protection . gath
ered at the rooms of Anchor lodge
last night to observe the fortieth an
niversary of the founding of the or
ganization. The out of town guests
Included Supreme Warden F. T. Pea
body of Melrose, Mass, and Stnte
Deputy F. H. Towles of Windsor.
Twenty-five candidates were initiated.
A laborer named Albert Falano,
employed on construction work at
the plant of the Waterbury Manufac
turing Co, was injured this forenoon.
A quantity of building material fell
some distance onto his head and
shoulders, knocking him senseless. It
was reported he died on the way to
the hospital, but inquiry there
showed he was doing well. His in
juries are about the bead. It is ex
pected that he will live.
The caw of John Cavanauli,
r'narged with attempting to murder
Mrs Edith French on the Simonsville
road last Monnay evening has been
adjourned to Monday morning as the
condition of the woman will not al
low her to appear in court. Cava
naugh is vlsted every day Aud even
!ng by his y.-rc. He is very moroe
an( what he has said to the police
leads them ,o believe that he was
tantalized c goaded into doing what
he .I'd by 'he inj'ired worian. His
head is Biil! !n bandages.
Because he wore more tags than
anyone else on tag day some friends
of Food Inspector P, T. Keeley gave
him a surprise last evening. When
the doctor got home about 7 o'clock
he found his office fix-d up in great
shape with a table running down the
middle already laid for some good
things to be placed on it. While the
doctor was looking r.round wonder
ing what it all meant, various friends
entered by one door and another and
soon after a nearby caterer followed
with the first dishes of the "spread."
After the feast John B. Moran sung
"When You Were Sweet Sixteen."
and everybody began to dance.
Thomas Quint recited an original
venw or two which he called "When
I Was a School Carpenter," and
Thomas Hayes of Kingsbury sreet
told of the monkey drill in the army.
Frank Finnegan told about the to
bacco trust, after which Raymond
Neal took the stage, so tc rpeak. It
was a very pleasant evening winding
up with a bpeect from the doctor.
Crew Bescoed Vessel lo Criti
cal Position Prrparlog
. For long Cruise.
AJacclo, Corsica, Nov 20. The
French cruiser, Conde, ran on the
rocks off the Corslcan coast to-day
during a heavy storm. The accident
occurred durin gtbe maneuvers .of
the fleet. The other warships aided
In the rescue of the crew. ' Her posi
tion Is critical. There was no loss
of life.
Cherbourg, Nov 20. The French
cruisers Admiral Aube and Oueydon
to-day reeclved orders to take on pro
visions for a long cruise. The desti
nation. of these warships is believed
to be St Pierre, Mlquelon, where
there has been more or less trouble
and disorder recently among the peo
ple on account of the local school sit.
Mothers Listened to Paper at Mul
caby School Yesterday.
Mrs Charles H. Keyes of Hartford
read a paper on "Mothers' clubs"
before a large number. of women at
the Mulcahy school after school was
dismissed yesterday afternoon. The
objects of the association are mani
fold, but the principal aim is to put
mothers In touch with those who
have charge of their children in the
schools so that they may know
whether the pupils are putting for
ward their best efforts or not. The
intention was to form a branch of
the organization yesterday and elect
officers, but when they got to that
point It was discovered that most of
those in attendance had to return
home to prepare the evening meal,
and it was decided to defer action
on these matters until the next
meeting which will be held' a week
from next Thursday. Miss O'Neill
the principal of the school, is taking
considerable interest in the forma
tion of the society and says she is
confident that when they get togeth
er she will have a" mothers' club in
the district Which will be beneficial
in more ways than one. Miss O'Neill
wants parents to call and have a
talk with her when they see too
many D's and too few E's marked
on the cards sent home once a
Big Demand for Buildings.
There is big demand for the old
buildings, which the city is tearing
down on Livery street, but they don't
bring much. It costs something to
take down a building and move the
pieces away and as a result few care
to bid high. A Prospect farmer
looked oyer the different structures
to-day and finally concluded that the
Luke Stapleton building was just
what he wanted, but when he heard
that it was a saloon he scratched his
head and declared that Prospect Is a
no license town and the building was
no use to him. During the past few
days hundreds called to se-j the
Casey place and nearly all wanted
to have a chat with the occupant, but
very few of them saw her.
American Selected.
St Petersburg, Nov 20. William
Barry, an American engineer, has
been selected by Finance Minister
Kokovosoff to be president of the
Nevsky Shipbuilding Co. Tha com
pany is controlled by the government
and It gets a large share of the nava;
construction work.
Blown to Pieces.
Brownsville, Pa, ov 20. One man
was blown to pieces and five others
were probably fatally injured when a
quantity of dynamite exploded in the
shaft of the Simpson coal mine near
Find a tenant for that vacant ten
ement by placing a 35-cent adr Is
the PMnocrst. , ,
, quality nor construction can be better.
Your Turkey Cooked in a Glenwood Will Be Perfect.
The Hampson-Sellcw Furniture: Company,
H ;
Owloo lo Breaking Ool ol Feci
and Moolb Disease Adoe? -American
London, Nov 20. The announce-1'
ment of the outbreak in New York
state and Pennsylvania of the foot
and mouth disease among cattle has
caused anxiety here, as the prospec
tivep rohlbltlon of the Importation
of cattle from thep ort of New York
opens up the prospect of a serious
shortage in the meat supply of Great
Britain and a consquent riso la'
prices. As soon as the first informa
tion of the outbreak of this disease
In Pennsylvania reached the British
board of agriculture two days ago,
the entire staff of Inspectors prepar
ed to meet all In-comlng ships, and
the importation of hay and straw as
well as live stock from Pennsylvania
was prohibited.
Held People at Bay While They
Touched the Safe.
Attica, Nov 20. Robbers held
several citizens at bay early to-day,
while they blew open and robbed the?
safe of the Rennlnger & Sllcox firm
of $6,000 in cash. The robbers were)
fired upon but escaped.
Five Companies of Infantry, With!
Guns, Sent After Them. ,-
Manila, Nov. 20. Several hnndredi
warlike Moron have gathered near Ma
labang. A column of five companies of lnfan-1
try, with a couple of guns, has bees
sent out to make a reconnolsancs. 1
Indian Commissioner Dead.
New Yerk, Nov. 20. Darwin R
James, chairman of the federal board
of Indian commissioners, is dead here.
He was a mewber of congress from
1883 to js7.
Schools Broken Into
Southington, Nov 20. The South
ington public schools are being rob
bed. Late last night or early this
morning the South Center school
building was broken Into, entrance
being effected by forcing a rear door.
Superintendent of Schools Morse
said that he could not tell how great
the loss is, but he knows that a
number of valuable articles were
stolen. "'A few days ago: the North
Center school house was broken into
under the same circumstances and it
is believed that both burglaries were
committed-. by the same persons.
To Develop Trade.
St' Petersbur. Nov 20. Tn view
of boycott of Austrian goods by Tur
key and Servia, an outcome of tha
political antipathy, in the near east,
the ministry of commerce has decided
to send out six special agents to de
velop Russian trade in this territory.
Called on the King
Rome, Nov 20. Foreign Minister
Tittoni called upon King George of
Greece in this cfty to-day and ex
plainde to his majesty the standing'
of Italy in the present international
situation. .
12c lb. ean. .
Every can bears this legend: Guar
anteed under the Food and Drug
act of Congress, June 30, 190S.
Best Teas 2&c 1U
Best Coffees .... , . ; . . . ... 20c
None higher. v . ... .
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for Thanksgiving.
The beiit J0.00 Center Post Pedestal
Table on the market is here again. No
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