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16 PAGES. SPY ESTABLISHED 1770. loperahouseJ Week Commencing Q Tomorrow Evening, JBlli Ui Matinpps ! tuesd thursday niUllllODO, ( AND SATURDAY. DEATH BY VIOLENCE The Result of the Autopsy in . Nellie Fuller’s Case. TWO MEN UNDER ARREST. A Mystery Which the Police Are Trying to Solve Which Has to Do With the Death of a Young Woman Found Ead y Wounded and Unconscious in a Salem Street Tenement. # Nellie Fuller, wife of George Fuller, about 25 years of age, died at the City Hospital Saturday mbrning, from causes which led the police to believe that manslaughter or perhaps murder had been committed. The woman was taken Ao the hospital about 3 o’clock from the tenement of John Carni, 68 Salem street. She was unconscious and was bleeding from a wound in tihe head. At the hospital she remained uncon scious until about 11.30 o’clock, when she died, not having regained conscious ness. Upon the notification of her death, Inspector Stone placed Carni and Charles W. Page under arrest on the charge of assault. The men were taken to the police station when the woman was removed to the hospital, but were not locked up until it was learned that she was dead. The theory of tne police is that Carni and possibly both men are responsible for the death. This theory was based prin cipally upon the improbability of the explanation for the woman’s presence in Carni’s tenement as given by that man. After the woman’s death an au topsy was held upon the remains, and it was determined that death was due to violence. Whether or not the violence was at the hands of the two men under arrest, is not definitely settled yet, but Inspector Stone, who Is at work upon the case, will endeavor to establish the guilt, if there is any. City Physician W. T. Clark summoned the police ambulance to the house 68 Salem street about 3 o’clock Saturday morning. The house is part of the big Armington block, jvhicb, faces on Salem, Myrtle and Orange streets, and con tains about 75 families. In the basement at Salem street John Garni lived alone, and it was tc this place the am bulance was called. The woman, whose name was given as “Nellie Fitz,” was placed in the ambulance and taken to the hospital. Carni’s story, which had been told to Dr. Clark, appeared un true, and Carni and Page, who was in the house at the time, were taken to Station 1. There Carni related his story, which substantially is as fol lows: Some time about 3 o’clock Friday morning, he was awakened by loud groans and moanings from an alley way which leads from Myrtle street to the open quadrangle formed by the three sides of the building. He went to see what the trouble was, and found the Fuller woman lying on the concrete walk. She was groaning, and he sup posed she was in a drunken stupor, as she had been known to drink heavily at times. Carni picked her up and placed her on a blanket on the kitchen floor. He then put a pillow under her head and then returned to his bed. About 6.15 o’clock he arose and noticed that the woman was as he had left her. Sup posing that she was still under the in fluence of liquor, he prepared to go to work, and at 6.45 o’clock left the house. He left the woman lying on the floor and did not think anything of it, as she had been a frequent visitor at the house. He is employed at the belt manufactory of J. F. & C. G. Warren, at 151 Front street. He worked there the greater part of Friday morning, leaving about 11 o’clock. He went to the house and, finding the woman in the same position and condition, became alarmed and went out to find his .friend Page. He called at the latter’s house in High street court, but Page’s wife said her husband had not yet come to dinner, and Carni started out to find him. Page was met on High street and he went to the Salem street house with Carni. The Fuller woman was as she had lain since she was brought into the house. Both men staid in the house until evening, when Page went to his supper. He returned immediately, and both remained in the house until about 12 o’clock Friday night. .During the evening, Carni claimed he removed a handkerchief from the throat of the woman, and was surprised to see blood upon it. It was the first indication of bleeding M had seen, although the wo man had been in the house at that time about 16 hours. At midnight the men became alarmed over the woman’s con dition, and were of the belief that it was something more serious than a drunken stupor which was affecting her. It was decided to call a physician, and Dr. George A. Jordan of 36 Myrtle street was summoned. He believed it a case for the city physician, and conse quently Dr. W. T. Clark was called. Dr. Clark declared the woman in a serious condition and orde d her transfer to the City Hospital. The police decided to investigate the story and Officer Andrew Harper brought them into the station shortly before 7 o’clock. Carni related his story to Capt. Mat thews and Inspector Krone, acd the latter was detailed to look up rhe case. He worked upon it all day and part of the time he was assisted by Inspector Fisher. From the discoveries made by Inspector Stone the police are led to discredit many of Carni’s statements. He went to the Carni tenement and ex amined the locality where Carni claimed the woman was found. He found that the alley was in the rear of Ca.xi s tene ment and separated from the room in which the man slept by a 'heavy brick wall, hadlway and kitchen. Carni claimed he heard moanings, but people living in the block, who were closer to the spot where it was claimed the . woman was found did not hear any unus tai noise Friday morn ing. Tnspexbr Stone called upon the Rich family, whose bedrooms face upon the alley. In the family are George , Rich, his wife, Rose, and his sister Mary. They did not retire until 11.45 o’clock Friday night, and up to that time everything was quiet. Nothing THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY I A Majestic Group of Vivid, Living, I I Genuine Indian Warriors of Historic Repute, Scouts, Cowboys Moving Pictures of Western Life. | | and Robbers, Gun Experts and Dead Shots. | Carloads of Elaborate Scenery and Properties. THE ENTIRE WEST IN TRIBUTE. vas heard during the night. Mrs Louise Carpenter, whose bedroom is much closer to the spot than Carni’s sleeping room, heard nothing unusual, and neither did F. W. Neale. The inspector carefully searched the alley, but found no traces of blood. Carni claimed that a handkerchief, when taken from the woman’s 'throat, had. blood upon it, and that there was no other sign of blood about her, al | though when she was taken away In the police ambulance, her hair was matted with the great quantity of blood which oozed from her head. In his search of the Carni tenement, Inspector Stone found the pillow slip which covered the pillow' upon which the woman's head rested. This was in a wash basin of water on the stove. Two towels were hanging upon a rack. They were stained and the inspector was of the opinion the stains were left by blood, although the towels had both been washed. In a lavatory, a cloth with blood stains upon it was found. No other signs of blood were found either upon the floors, furniture or walls, and there were no signs of recent washing away of what might be stains. Nothing was found about the tene ment which looked as if it had been used as a weapon. In Carni’s bed room was a heavy trunk with iron cor ners, but ths woman could not have fallen against that as, in that case, there would be a stain. The only other metal object against which she could fall was the kitchen stove, but as there was no sign of blood here, it is unlikely that she fell against this. A wood fire had been built in the stove on top of an expired coal fire. A poker was white some distance from the end. If the woman was dealt a blow with anything about the house, so tar as the investiga tion shows, it must have been this poker or a club. To erase any blood stains, the poker could be placed in the. fire and heated to a white heat, as its ap pearance would now indicate, or if with a club, it could be burned. Inspector Stone, in his search, found evidences of crooked! work on Carni’s part with his employers. All kinds ot leather knicknacks were found and brought to Station 1. A trunk full of brand new horse blankets were found, and a new heavy harness which had never been put together, was also found. The small stuff was taken to Station 1, but the blankets and harness were not taken. Inspector Stone then tried to trace the woman's movements up to the time of her alleged finding in the alley. The woman was well known to the police, and bcre a very unsavory repu tation. She was Nellie Fitzgerald, and some time ago worked as a waitress at the restaurant in the Union station. She seems to have gone wrong after leaving the restaurant. She wore glasses, and among the rounders was known as “Four-eyed Fitz.” About eight years ago George Fuller married her to save himself appearing as a de fendant in a bastardy case. They lived together but six months, and since then the woman Ihas been working as clerk and waitress in several places. She was frequently under the Influence of liquor. Lately she has roomed with Lllie N. Matthews, at 71 Salem street. She has been a frequent visitor at Carni’s tenement, which is directly across the street. Friday afternoon she was in her room much of the time and complained of a severe toothache. About 6 o’clock she remarked to Mrs. Matthews that she was going for something to eat. She went to Douglas’ restaurant, on Myrtle street, where she formerly worked. The proprietor was there, and the Fuller woman asked for some sup per, saying that she had no money. She was told she could have all she wished, and to go there any time she felt hungry, whether she had money or not. Some of the help at the restau rant noted that the woman had been drinking. The Fuller woman remained there until 7.30 o’c’ock. She told the proprietor that she was going to work that evening for C. W. Parker and would receive a dollar, and claimed that she was engaged for Friday night to work at a party. At 7.30 o'clock she left the restaurant, and that is the last trace the police have of her. One theory is that she went from there direct to Carni’s tenement and while there became Involved in a quar rel with him and received the injury. It Is not thought that Page was at the house until next day but ,f a case can be proved against Carni there are suf ficient grounds to hold Page as access ory after the fact. The claim made by Carni that no blood was noticed until after the' woman was in the house 15 or 16 hours is regarded as improliable, and the fact that an attempt was made to wash the blood from the pillow case and tow-els is regarded as suspicious. The police will work on the ease today and hope to find conclusive evidence which will settle the question of how the wom an received her fatal injury. The autopsy was conducted at the hospital during the afternoon by Medi cal Examiner F. 11. Baker assisted by City Physician W. T. Clark. It showed an extensive scalp wound on the back of the head, a part of the scalp being torn out. No fracture ot the skull was found. The scalp wound caused an ex tensive hemorrhage and :he formation of a blood clot which nearly surround ed the brain and pressed upon it, caus ing death. Death was due directly to violence. The condition ot the scalp might be produced by a blow from a club or other heavy article, or plight be produced by a fall providing the per son fell directly upon the back of the head. Such a fall seldom happens, however. Carni was formerly a resident of Westboro, where he was engaged in the harness making business. He is about 45 years of age, a hunchback, about 4 feet in height. He removed to this city a short time ago, and has worked most of the time since in the shop of J. F. & C. G Warren. He is married, but does not live with his family, his wife and son residing on Chandler street. The revelation of Carni’s crookedness with his emplovws n ade by the search of his house will furnish grounds to hold him upon Jie charge of larceny, in case nothing comts of the more serious charge. Page is married and has been em ployed by C. C. Fuller. His family lives in High street court. The husband of the dead woman was formerly a railroad man, and later a waiter in tne Star Lunch room. He has not lived wi.h nor for more than seven years. Thomas Fit<.g<rald. brother of the dead woman, called at police head quarters last night and made Inquiries in order to arrange for the funeral. WORCESTER. MASS.. SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 1898.-SIXTEEN PAGES. DAVIS AND KEOGH’S STUPENDOUS SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION OF INAUGURATION DAY What Members of City Council Are Doing for Tomorrow. Program of the Exercises in Horticultural Hall-The Democrats Have Their Cau cus and Talk Matters Over. The city government of 18'18 will be in augurated tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in Horticultural Hall. After the| mayor has delivered his inaugural ad dress, which is said to be short and free from uninteresting tables and figures, and has been proclaimed as the chief executive of the city by City Clerk Towne, the members-elect of the two branches will organize in their respec tive chambers. The inauguration ceremonies will be attended by the leading citizens of Wor cester. Several hundred invitations have been sent out, the list of the invitations including all of the living ex-mayors, who will undoubtedly be present, and hundreds of other citizens who are prominent in civic and business-life of the city. The mayor-elect will hold an informal reception in the mayor’s office just before the exercises in Horticultu ral Hail. This has been customary for years. It gives the friends of the may or-elect an opportunity to greet him in formally, and also offers an opportunity for the formation of the line of digni taries from city hall to Horticultural Hall. At Horticultural Hall the exercises will be brief. The city clerk will read the returns of the election and Mayor-elect Dodge will be sworn in by Frank P. Goulding. Then the aMermen-elect and council men-eject are sworn in by the mayor. Prayer will be offered by Rev. Dr. Gunnison of the First Unlversalist Church The official proclamation will be made that “Rufus B. Dodge, Jr., is mayor of Worcester for the year 1898," and that “all persons must take due notice thereof and govern themselves accordingly," and then the mayor will read his address. There will be little excitement in eith er of the two branches of the. city coun cil. The caucuses of the republican and democratic members have already been held, and unless there is some unex pected kicking over the pro ceedings in each branch will run as smoothly as the runners on the freshly fallen snow. The board of aidermen will organize with Burton W. Potter os chairman. The common council will re-elect Frank B. Hall president. City Clerk Towne and Clerk S. Hamilton Coe will be elect ed without opposition as the clerks of the respective bodies. W. Henry Towne will be re-elected as the assistant clerk of the board of aldermen, and according to the new ordinances will also serve as the clerk of the committees. He will at tend all committee meetings and keep the records of the same. This will ne cessitate a change in the rule of meet ings in the future. There will probably be committee meetings in the afternoon as well as in the evening. This will be done to allow the clerk of committees to attend all meetings and to keep the records of the same. Wright S'. Prior will be elected street commissioner. The caucuses of the re publican members of the aldermanic and councilmanle boards have settled this matter. Lucien B. Stone is out of the race so far as there is any chance of his election. His friends have urged him to withdraw from the field, but he has nothing to say about the matter. It is stated, on good authority, however, that Mr. Stone’s name will be with drawn in both branches when the ques tion of electing a street commissioner comes up. Prior has enough republican votes to land him high and dry, al though it is probable that he will re ceive several votes of the democratic members. A. H. Blaney will be re elected. assistant superintendent of streets. t The office of street commissioner is the only one which has been the centre of any fight. The other city officials whose terms expire with the year and who have to stand for re-election every year, will doubtless be re-elected. There is an attempt to defeat Thomas Talbot for re-election as a member of the board of assessors for three years. The republicans of the common council have voted to endorse his candidacy, and while no action has been taken by the republican aidermen, it Is understood that a majority of them are favorably disposed toward Mr. Talbot and will vote for his re-election. While the op position to his re-election may be seen in a few votes against him, it is hardly probable that his enemies have any chance of beating him. There has been more or less gossip during the ipast week as to the mayor's appointments for chief of police and mayor’s clerk. There Is a general be lief that Col. Drennan will be reap pointed and that Charles H. Benchley will be asked to serve again as the mayor's clerk, but Mr. Dodge gives no intimation as to his intentions. He says that the city government has the right to know first and that He will make his announcements through this channel. In the meantime the guessing continues, and there may be some surprises. And again, there may not. The democratic members elect to the common council held a caucus last night in the office of Philip J. O’Connell in the Walker building. Councilman John H. Connelly presided as the senior member elect. President Hall's candidacy for a re-election was endorsed, as was the candidacy of S. Hamilton Coe as clerk of the branch. In addition to this, Philip J. O'Connell was voted the can didate of the minority for a place on the finance committee. John H. O’Leary was chosen the candidate of the party for election to the trustees of the City Hospital. This was all that was given out by the press committee chosen by the meeting, but there was plenty of other business discussed. The meeting lasted nearly three hours and the elec tion of a member of the board of as sessors was the theme of discussion. There was opposition to Thomas Talbot, and it is doubtful if the present member of the board, who comes up for re-elec tion secures a single democratic vote. There was no action taken to .this end. but there will be another run together of the democrats Monday after the in augural ceremonies. This will include the three democrats of the upper board, and It will then be decided whether or not to oppose Mr. Talbot in the council meetings. The action of Bhe Monday caucus depends largely on the strength ot the opposition to Mr. Talbot in the upper board among the republican mem bers of the same. If there is a show of electing another man, and George Hurl burt of ward 2 is the man, there will be a combination between the demo crats of the two branches and the antl- Talbot republicans of the board of aidermen. Mr. Talbot is sure of the 16 republican members of the common council. There are 33 votes in the joint convention, and thee Section is thrown into joint convention after a failure to elect by concurrent vote. Mr. Talbot re quires but a single republican vote in the board of aidermen to secure his | election in joint convention. If he is to be defeated, the republican members of the board of aidermen must join hands with the democrats of the two branches. The republican members of the board have taken no action relative to the candidacy of Mr. Talbot. His name was considered in the run together in Aider man Potter's office, but there was no vote. Mr. Talbot's friends are confi dent that he will get more than one re publican vote in the upper board and are not at all worried at the effort to defeat him. The opposition are not saying much, but their efforts are earn est And if Mr. Talbot's defeat can be accomplished by the proposed combina tion, every effort will be made to ef fect this combine. Street Commissioner Stone was also discussed at last night’s meeting of the democrats. It was understood at tfhe meeting that Mr. Stone was to with draw, by- announcement in Che Sunday papers. If this announcement had been made, the majority of the democrats would be ready to vote for Mr. Prior. If Mr. Stone is still a candidate before the two branches he will receive several of the democratic votes. Superinten dent of Public Buildings Peck will re ceive the votes of several of the demo crats of both branches. The qommon council will give him practically a solid vote for Che democratic members of the lower branch are favorably disposed toward his candidacy. MAINE GAME RECORD. The Number of Deer Shipped Unusual ly Large. Bangor, Me., Jan. 1. —Complete records of the amount of game shipped from the various points on the Bangor & Aroos took Railroad during the three months of the hunting season which closed yes terday, were received at the Banger and Aroostook Railroad office today. The rec ord for December is as follows: Deer, 781: moose, 47; caribou, 32. The total for the months of October, November and De cember is: Deer, 2940; moose, 139; cari bou 78. This year's record largely sur passes, that of last year in deer. That of 1896 was 2245 deer, 133 mouse and 130 caribou. These records comprise only game shipped by visiting sportsmen, and does not Include that killed by native hunters nor the large quantity consumed in camps. BAR EXAMINERS ORGANIZE. Boston, Jan. I.—Today the act of the legislature providing for the examina tion of candidates for the bar by a board of five examiners for the state, went into effect. The gentlemen ap pointed by the justices of the supreme court of the commonwealth, Hon. Henry S. Dewey of Boston, Jabez Fox of Cambridge, Milton Reed of Fall River, Mr. Pierce of Fitchburg and Mr. Green of Greenfield, have organized by electing Mr. Dewey as chairman and Mr. Pierce as secretary. They have been at work framing rules which are to be submitted to the supreme court. It is hoped to hold the first examination of students on Saturday, Jan. 29, but the time has not been definitely fixed. No room has yet. been assigned to the board for its meetings, but it is expected it will have the one that has been used by the Suffolk county examiners in the state house. JOY TURNED TO GRIEF. Asbury Park, N. J., Jan. I.—What was to have been a triple celebration today at Belmar was turned from happiness to sorrow. The day was Mrs. J. P. Iron’s fiftieth birthday, the 25th anniversary of her marriage, and the time selected for the wedding of her daughter, Lillian to George A. Geiger. While rehearsing for the wedding last evening Geiger was taken suddenly ill and died several hours later from heart disease. Many guests invited to the celebration arrived here on the 5 o'clock train last evening. Geiger met them at the depot. He w-as apparently in the best of health then. WORLD ACCIDENT COMPANY. Boston, Jan. I.—Judge Allen of the supreme court today issued a tem porary injunction aga it the World Accident Insurance Company, restrain ing it from doing business. An order of notice was issued, returnable Jan. 28, for the company to show cause why the injunction should not be made per manent. The suit Is brought by the at torney general, at the instance of the insurance commissioner. It is alleged that the membership of tihe company is less than that required by law-. The company is not Insolvent. PULLMAN’S INSURANCE POLICIES. Chicago, Jan. I.—The twin sons of the late G. M. Pullman will come into the possession of SIB,OOO as the interests of life insurance policies carried by their father. These policies are now being adjusted, and the amounts the sons will receive will be in addition to the !3i« a year stipends left them by their father's will. The other children. Mrs. Florence Pull man Lowden and Mrs. Harriet Pullman Carolan, the latter of California, also re ceive In the neighborhood of SIB,OOO each by the policies. The widow ot the mag nate derives about $25,000 from the poli cies, and the eisters and brothers of Mr. Pullman are remembered. A FEENEY AND AKER SENTENCED. Boston, Jan. I.—Howard E. Aker and Frank J. Feeney were sentenced today by Judge Bishop of the superior criminal court to serve 30 days at hard labor in the house of correction, for the violation of the caucus law In the republican caucus In ward 7 on November 23 last. ALIVE. Reports Sent Out That He Was Dead Unfounded, The Prince I hdugh In Great Pain From the Gout Is in No Imme- diate Danger. London, Jan. 2.—-The usual quiet of New Year’s day was disturbed yester day afternoon by a report that Prince Bismarck w-as dead. This rumor was emphatically stated by the Evening News, and shouted throughout London by the newsboys. It created a deep sensation in the minds of the general public and great excitement in news paper circles, until a denial was re ceived by the Reuter Telegram Com pany. Most Londoners, however, went to bed last night in the belief that Prince Bismarck was dead, as the dis patch to the Reuter company from Hamburg was only published in this morning’s newspapers. Inquiries made in London bore out the denial. Baron d’Eckardsteln, at tache of the German embassy, said no news had been received at the legation, and the officials were convinced that the rumor was untrue, because, apart from the absence of official news, a person all friend of the baron was staying at the home of Prince Bismarck, and would certainly have telegraphed had the ru mor been true. At the British foreign office it w-as also stated that no news of Bismarck’s death had been received, and the ru mor was discredited there. A denial has also been received here from Berlin. The feeling is one of profound relief. The exact source of the report is not known, but the rumor was readily credited, in view of the fact that the ex-chancellor’s condition for the past fortnight has been worse than before, though it was not thought that his life was in positive danger. Inquiries made both by telegraph and telephone have elicited the reassuring statement that the prince is alive, and that there is no reason to believe that his condition is any worse today than it has been of late. A dispatcti from Hamburg says that the rumor of Bismarck’s death origi nated ’-a Berlin and was received in Hamburg with scepticism, which in quiry at Friedrichsruhe proved to be justified. There Is no doubt, however, that Prince Bismarck’s health has been rudely shaken in the last few days, owing to his Insomnia, which is due to want of open air exercise, and the agony whidh he suffers from the gout. Dr. Schweninger has ordered Prince Bismack to abstain from all mental exertion. WILLIAM IN GOOD HUMOR. The Emperor Chats With Mr. V’ hite in English. Berlin, Jan. I.—At the court reception today Emperor William was most pleas ant and affable. He spoke in English to the United States Ambassador Andrew D. White and to the British Ambassador Sir Frank Cavendish Las celles, in German to the Austrian Am bassador, Count Von Szogeny-Marich, and in French to the other ambassa dors. Mr. White delivered to his inaesty President McKinley’s message tihanking the emperor for his expression of con dolence on the death of Mrs. McKinley. The emperor spoke very feelingly on the subject, referring to the beautiful re lations between the mother and her son. The emperor also said he was glad he had sent Dr. Von Holleben to Washing ton as Germany’s ambassador to the United States, adding that the doctor liked the people of the United States, and was liked by them so far as his majesty knew. This afternoop his ma jesty called at Mr. White's residence. THE POPE'S CELEBRATION. Sixtieth Anniversary of His First Cele bration of Mass. Rome. Jan. I.—The 60th anniversary of the pope's first celebration of mass was observed at the Vatican today. Fully 3000 delegates from Catholic socie ties and parochial committees were ad mitted to the Sala Della Loggia of the Vatican, at 8.30 o'clock this morning, and shortly after that hour, his holiness was carried in on a sedla gestatoria, amid the acclamations of the spectators. The pope officiated at his own diamond mass, the music being furnished by the choir of the Sistine chapel. The ven erable pontiff then attended a mass of thanksgiving, kneeling on a prle-dieu. At the conclusion of this mass, his holi ness, in a strong voice, pronounced the papal benediction. He then took his seat on the throne and received delega tions until 10.30 o’clock, when he was borne out on the sedia gestatoria, amid the acclamations of those present. His holiness had a most radiant face, and it was evident that he was enjoy ing excellent health. He received hun dreds of rich presents. Emperor Fran cis Joseph of Austria-Hungary sent him 50,000 florins in gold, In a gold cas ket, and the queen regent of Spain sent a massive gold and jeweled goblet. His gift from the United States was a dia mond cross. President Faure of France sent six Sevres vases, and the present from the sultan of Turkey was a superb diamond ring. Every coun try sent Targe contributions to the Pe ter's pence fund. FAVORS THE ALLIANCE. Buda Pest. Jan. I.—Baron Banffy, the Hungarian premier, received the liberals of the diet today according to custom. He said that 30 years' experience had taught Hungary that she must not dis solve the present, economic alliance with Austria, though ot course there might be bounds to Hungary’s desire for its maintenance. _ PRESIDENT FAURE ON "PEACE." Paris, Jan. I.—President Faure at the New Year's reception of tile ambassa dors, replying to their congratulations, said: "Faithful to the principle which SUNDAY ISSUE 10TH YEAR, FOUR CENTS has constantly guided the government of the republic, France will not be wanting in the tank she has set herself in the work of civilization and peace. The results obtained in 1897 were not such as to discourage our efforts and ■hopes. Thanks to the firm spirit of union which has constantly prevailed in the council of the powers, the supreme interest attaching to the maintenance of peace ihas emerged intact from difficult trials.” KING HUMBERT HOPEFUL, Rome, Jan. I.—The royal family of Italy held the usual New Year's recep tion. King Humbert, replying to the ad dress of the senate, said tihe year opened for Italy under happy and peaceful aus pices. Replying to the deputies his majesty appealed to them not to delay the work of parliament. L. A. W. CAMPAIGN. Mr. Elliott Says There Will Ba a Stam pede for Gideon. Boston, Jan. I.—Sterling EMiott, Mas sachusetts consul of the L. A. W., who has been away during the past five days, returned home today. When asked re garding the presidency of the national L. A. W„ he said: “I (have just completed a. very careful and quiet canvass of the entire L. A. W. political situation through personal friends in all parts of the country, and I desire to state with the most absolute certainty that the name of George D. Gideon will be presented at St. Louts as a candidate for the L. A. W. presi dency, and that no possible condition of circumstances can prevent his election; and further that when the time arrives he will have every Pennsylvania vote. Including that of Mr. Keenan. “The west is practically a unit for Gideon, and there are many votes in the east, now credited to the other side, which are as sure for him as is my own. I predict a stampede to the ex-chair man that will beat anything in the league history.” GLOUCESTER PLEASED. The Result of the Month’s Business Very Satisfactory. Gloucester, Mass., Jan. I.—The first month of the fislh business at this port ends today. Sufficient time has now elapsed to allow the promoters of the Gloucester Fresh Fish Company to gain an idea as. to the advisability of the Important step taken by tlhem, and every person connected with the com pany, from Generali Manager David I. Robinson down, is emphatic in declaring that the success of the company is as sured. , For the week ending today there has been landed at this port 1,062,080 pounds of fresh mixed fish, as against 667 pounds landed at Boston; and for the four weeks there have been landed, boxed, shipped and sold at this port 3,922,000 pounds, and at Boston 2,450.000 pounds. TOUR UNPROFITABLE. The Banda Roisa Will be Sent Back to Italy. Chicago, Jan. I.—Carl and Theodore Rosenfeld, managers of the Liliputians and other musical organizations, are sorry that they ever expected that the American public would be Interested in hearing the great Banda Rossa of Italy, for they have lost $20,000 in their ven ture, and -have a peck of trouble on hand besides. Eugenio Sorrentino, the leader of the band, wanted a big con cession last night, and because he did not get it he went on strike, and the Rosenfelds were compelled to cancel their Chicago engagements of four con certs and all other American dates. The Rosenfelds have Host steadily on the'band ever since they brought it to America, and last night, when Sorren tino demanded $2009 in cash and a re lease from an indebtedness ot $28,000 for money previously advanced, they threw up their hands in disgust and re fused. This angered Sorrentino and he struck. The band could not play with out a leader, and the managers were compelled to dismiss the audience,which was fast filling the Central Music Hall, and give ticket holders their money back. They then canceled all engage ments and announced that they would ship the 60 musicians composing the band back home on the first steamer. W. H. LOTT ELECTED. Result of the Recount in Boston's City Election. Boston, Jan. I.—Aiderman William H. Lott is the 12th member-elect of the in coming board of aidermen, and Dr. Archibald T. Davidson is the eighth member-elect of the school committee for 1898. This is the result of the recount which has been going on for five days and five nights at the office of the board of elec tion commissioners. The board of aidermen will stand six republicans and six democrats. Alderman Lott’s majority is’ 78, which is an increase ot 47 votes over w-hat was given to him by the ward returns on election day. The vote for the mayoralty candi dates. Quincy, Curtis and Riley, were re counted in all the wards except wards 3. 4 and 24, no petitions for a recount having been received from those wards. By the recount it appears that Curtis lost 41 votes and Quincy lost 40 votes, being a net gain of one vote for Quincy. Candidate Riley made a gain of 32 votes on the recount. MARLBORO SHOE TRADE. I Maribofo, Jan. I.—The shoe ship ments from this city during the past year were 291.322 cases, against 315,651 for 1896. The decrease for the year was due to a dull period in the sihoe busi ness during the months ot February, March. April and May. that time, however, the increase has been largely in excess of the corresponding period last year. Every factory is running full time. The prospect for the coming year is exceedingly bright. 16 PAGES. THIS Big Production Comes Direct from the Columbia Theatre, Boston. Prices, 10,20, 25 35,50 c Seats now on Sale for Entire Week. = NEXT WEEK = EDWARD HARRIGAN, In His Greatest Succsss, “OLD LAVENDER.” STEAMERWRECKED. The Steel Ship Gerona Struck on Seal Island. A Part of the Crew Safe— Fate of tha Captain and 36 Men Unknown—4oo Horses Aboard. The steamer Gerona from Portland Me., bound to London with 400 horses 1 and a general cargo, struck on Seal Isl and at 4 o'clock this morning, during thick weather. She floated immediate ly, and, on the pumps being sounded, tt was found! she had 15 feet at water tn her hold. The captain decided to abandon the ship, and all hands took: to the boats. The second officer and M ot the crew reached Forbes' Point aS Wood's Harbor, at noon, today. The re mainder of those on board. Including Capt. Baxter and 36 others, headed for Seal Island. Whether they hare reached there, Is not yet known. When the ship was abandoned, her fires were out, having been extinguished by the water, which poured through the holes in her bottom. There could have been no hope ot keeping her afloat long enough to get her to the nearest land, else the officers and crew wouldl not have taken to the boats in the fearful storm that raged. The name ot the second officer who landed at Wood’s Harbor with a por tion of the crew, is Watson. The Hali fax agent of Lloyds, George E. Frank lyn, received advices of the disaster to night, but as the men who have reached shore are still many miles from the nearest telegraph office, no details of the wreck have been received. The Gerona carried an extra large crew, because of the 400 headi of live stock on board. Unless Capt Baxter and the remainder of the crew who steered for Seal Island have succeeded In reaching shore before this, it is feared they will never make land, as a heavy gale has been blowing almost continu ously since yesterday. The Gerona was a fine steel steamer of 2035 tons register, 3188 gross ton nage. She belonged to the Thomson line, being built at Dundee in 1886, and William Thomson, Jr., was her manag ing owner. There is little probability that she is still afloat, but application was tonight made to the Canadian au thorities by F. D. Corbett & Co., Halifax agents of the Thomson line, to dispatch the government steamer Newfield In search of her. and also to look for the two missing boats. FAIR AND COLD. Boston. Jan. I.—Local forecast for Bos ton and vicinity, Sunday: Fair; co’der during the morning; high northwest to west winds, diminishing in force: warmer Monday. Washington, D. C., Jan. I.—Forecast for Sunday: For New England and eastern New York: Fair till Monday; northwest erly gales, diminishing. REDUCTION ACCEPTED. The Mule Spinners Decide Not to Strike. Fall River, Mass., Jan. I.— The Mule Spinners' Association voted tonight to accept the reduction in wages which will take effect next Monday, the vote stand ing 244 to 209. Ballots were oast by the financial members of the union during the afternoon, and the result was an nounced at a special general meeting held at 7 o'clock. The small vote is accounted for by the fact that spinners in the Kerr. Conani cut, Globe yarn and Sanford spinning mills were debarred from voting be cause they had been told that no reduc tton will be made to their wages white business remains as at present The policy of the Conanlcut mill may be changed, but the spinners have been assured that the other mills which make fine and fancy yarns will not reduce wages under the present condition of trade. The announcement ot the result caused much pleasure among the busi ness men, as they feel that a strike would have entailed much suffering in the community and would have been barren of results for some weeks at least. ANOTHER MILL IN LINE. Providence, R. 1., Jan. I.— The Centre ville cotton mill, owned by the heirs ot the late Lieutenant Governor Enos Lan ham, at Centreville, will reduce wages on Jan. 2s. The reduction will probably be the same in amount as at the other mills in the vicinity. The mill operates 700 looms, 30,000 spindles and employs about 350 hands. NEW BEDFORD SPINNERS. New Bedford, Mass., Jan. I.—The ex ecutive committee of the Spinners Un ion ylll meet Monday night to choose a meeting night for the union, when it will be decided whether to inaugurate a strike. The news of the Fall River operatives' vote not to strike, was re ceived here tonight, but prominent spinners say this will make no differ ence to New Bedford operatives, among whom the disposition to strike is strong. A LIVELY BLAZE. A Four-story Block in Haverhill Burned. Haverhill. Mass., Jan. I.—The Bishop building, a four-story brick Mock in Win gate street, in the centre of the shoe dis trict, was tonight the scene of the worst lire that Haverhill has experienced tor a year, .the loss being estimated at $18,009. The fire started in the plant of the Haver hill Wood Heel Company, and caused a loss of SIO,OOO. C. K. Fox, slipper manu facturer. suffered a loss ot $3000; G. M. Chase, shoe contractor. $500; S. A. Tobte. sole leather. llto); A. F. Winn, machinist, and E. F. Tilton, dealer in leather rem nants. also suffered small losses. The damage to the building is about SISOO. All the losses are covered by insurance. Dr. J. W. Hamilton of Columbus, 0., died Saturday. He was one ot ths best known surgeons in the state. Ho was a cousin ot ex-Gov. John M. Hamil ton of Illinois.