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latocratlc Repression Horrifies the
HEMES WITTE IS IN TERIL.
Oeaeral Strike Proclaimed by Ibi Leagae el
Ltagaes la Rttaliatlea Ibt Oovtramcat
Ordtre Martial Law aad Olvtt Oovcroart
Dlclatarlal Powers Volet al (be Prete
St. Petersburg, (By Cable). A shud
ler of horror has convulsed Russia. The
government claim it lias Riven bailie
only to the "red" revolutionists, but the
populace gem rally believes that the
"white terror" has returned. Already
the leaders of the proletariat organization
who escaped capture Saturday night at
the Economic Society, and even men of
the rank of Professor MilukolT. are in
hiding from the police, who arc hunting
The government evidently anticipates a
battle royal and has made its dispositions
accordingly. It fully understands that
the proletariat will give blow for blow
in answer to the wholesale lm-ts.
The workmen's council and the League
of Leagues Saturday night is-iud a de
claration of a general strike to begin
immediately, and consequently by an im
perial ukase published Sunday morning
all governors general, governors anil pre
fects throughout the empire who are
cut off by telegraph arc clothed with al
most dictatorial powers, being author
ized, without con -ill: ins St. I'e'er-burg,
to declare a state of siege and, if nec
essary, even martial law. As most oi
the provincial authorities are reactionary
officials of the old regime the advantage
they will take of such power to terrorize
the populace can be easily imagined,
they being in position to become petty
tyrants, aivl wage war each in his own
particular fashion against the revolution
ists. The Novoe Vrcniya was the only pa
per, with the exception of the Official
Messenger, to appear Saturday, and in
the center of the first page is a half
column of blank paper, showing where
the censor had forbidelcd an article. The
Novoe V'remya seceded from the publish
ers' union and was published under the
protection of police and Cossacks. The
Slovo and the Novosti, two other papers
that have not suspended publication, were
unable to appear, as the printers walked
out in obedience to orders of the council
of workmen because these papers re
fused to print the manifesto of the pro
HISTORIC SIGHT SAVED.
"Old Flag Hou" la Philadelphia Boujbt For
Phi'adelphia, (Special) The little
two-story brick structure at 230 Arch
street known as the "Old Flag House,"
where Betsy Ross designed the American
flag, has been purchased for the govern
ment. Final payment on the property'
was made Thursday. On October 22.
1898, a meeting was held in the "Old
Flag House" under the direction of
John Quincy Adams and Charles H.
Weisgarber, and the American Flag
House and Betsy Ross Memorial Asso
ciation was formed and later incorpora
ted. The object was to purchase the his
toric dwelling and save it to the naiion.
This was accomplished through the is
suance of membership certifica'es at the
uniform price of 10 cents, and the co
operation of the people of the eiuire coun
try. There are a million stockholders
of the property living in every p'sie of
ARMS FOR ISLE OP PINES.
Aaurlcans Claim Tbey A: Ready la Defead
Havana (Special). President Raynard
of the Isle of Pines Association, in a
letter says :
"The last mail from the United Slates
brought additional guarantees of $40,000
in cash and of men and all the ammu
nition needed to defend our rights and
uphold the American flag in this isle.
This makes over $200,000 in cash, 6,000
men and all the munitions needed, should
we elect to use force in maintaining the
right of Americans on American terri
tory." Secretary of the Interior Freyre An
drade when shown the above letter ap
parently was undisturbed. He said the
United States doubtless could be depend
ed upon to prevent the embarktation of
men and munitions of war for the Isle
of Pines. Asked whether he regarded
Mr. Raynard's letter as grounds for pros
ecution, the Secretary said that it was a
matter for the courts to decide, adding
that the government would pay no at
tention to such statements.
Sala at Irving Relics.
London (By Cable). A large and in
terested crowd was present at the second
day's sale at Christie's of the late Sir
Henry Irving's theatrical relics, art works
and library. High prices ruled. Some
articles closely associated with the tra
gedian, although not of intrinsic value,
realized extraordinary figures. For in
stance, $63 was paid for a plain leather
pocketbook engraved with Irving's name.
Two gifts of admirers in Boston, Mass.,
a wooden montieth (eighteenth century
punchbowl), mounted in silver, and a
paper-knife, with a Mephi .tophc'lian fig
ure as a handle, sold, respectively, for
$ji8 and $:o.(:
Olfts la Princeton.
Princeton, N. J., (Special) At a
meeting of the Princeton University trus
tees gifts azgrcgating over $125,000 were
announced. General donations amount
ing to $80,076 have been secured since
October, while C. C. Cttyler, of New
York, has presented $5000 to establish
the Andrew White Green scholarship.
By the will of Dr. J. S. Sayre, which the
Missouri Supreme Court has declared
valid, $40,000 has been made available
for the endowments of fellowships in
applied chemistry and electricity.
Buor ftclnloab as Lecturer.
Washi.11.tcn, (Special) Burr Mcin
tosh made his initial appcitrance as a
lecturer at the National Theater before
a lartj anil rcpr-setitative audience. His
subject wai : "With Secretary Taft in
the Oriirt." Two hundred beautifully
colorei' views were shown. Mr. Mcin
tosh i i!.e ofiiciil photographer with
Secretur 'lVt and pirty to the Philip
pines. Scci:tary a id Mrs. Taft and
Miss Alice Looscveh and party occupied
boxes, while the and torium was filled
with lioe prominent in social and polit
icl 1 f.
THE LATEST NEWS JjRIEFLY TOLD.
Charles A. Herfich testified in a New
York court that Attorney Abe Hummel
fakl him to act as a "dummy" in the
)odge-Morc divorce case, when he was
to stand and be identified as Dodge, one
of the principals in the case, in order to
annul the divorce between Dodge and his
It is rumored that Chauncey M. Dc
pew will resign from the United States
Senate and that ex-Governor Black will
Richard A. MeCtirdy, ex-prcsident of
the Mutual Life Insurance Company, is
reported seriously id from nervous pros
tration. William Guy, who killed two people in
Cleveland and scriou'ly wounded a third,
pleaded guilty to murder.
The Rothwcll block in Des Moines, la.,
was de-t roved by fire, invoking a proier
ty loss of about $r 10.000.
A piece oi American artillery has been
found among the Ktt-ian guns at Port
K. 11. llarrunaii testified before the
Armstrong insurance investigating com
mittee that he did not Use threats against
Thomas F. Ryan when the latter got
control o( the Equitable, but that Ryan
asked for his assistance when llarriinan
asked for half the Hyde tock and the
privilege of naming two trusters. When
Harriman's request was refused he had
legislation at Albany watched through
Governor lliggins and Speaker Nixon.
Walter Guy. of Cltae!and, int releas
ed from an insane ;;-ylum. killed his
child and a brother-in-law, seriously
wounded a woman friend of his wife and
shot at his wife.
The federal grand jury of Kansas City
has found indictments alleging rebating
against three Wc-tirn railroads and
four of the big Chicago beef-packers.
The Supreme Court of lllioms has af
firmed the verdict in the case of Jo
liann Hoch, now uuder sentence of death
for wife murder.
The L'nitcd Mine Workers have ap
pointed a Committee to confer with mine
owners regarding wages and hours of
E. W. Scott, president of the Provident
Savings Life Assurance Society, asked
the investigating committee to exclude
certain statements that he owed the
Equitable Societv $100,000.
The suit of J.'W cox Brown, of Bal
timore, against the Equitable Life Assur
ance Society was begun in New York.
Gen. Herman Haupt, Civil War veter
an, railroad man and engineer in charge
of the Ib'osic tunnel and the first great
oil-pipe line to tidewater, died on a train
in New Jersey.
The anthracite miners nut in annual
convention at Shamokin, Pa.
Mrs. Grace Taergart, divorced wife of
Captain Taggart, is reported to have fled
from Worcester, Mass., with their child
ren. President Charles W. Kliot, of Har
vard University, declared in an address
at Concord that industrial autocracy is
justified by results.
The Federal grand jury at Philadel
phia returned eight indictments in the
alleged rebate cases.
George W. Perkins has resigned as
vice president of the New York Life
Insurance Company, and will be suc
ceeded by Alexander E. Orr, former
vice president of the Rapid Transit Com
mission of New Y'ork.
j Charles A. Pcabody, a lawyer and Wil
liam Waldorf Astor's representative in
the United States, has been elected pres
ident of the Mutual Life Insurance Com
pany at a salary of $50,000 a year.
A caucus of miners at Shamokin. Pa.,
indicates that the convention of the men
of that section will demand an eight
hour day and recognition of the union.
The directors of the Pennsylvania
Railroad have voted to expend $5,000,000
for improvements and to sustain the war
fare on free passes.
Thomas F. Ryan, in answering the
questions of the Armstrong insurance
investigating committee, as directed by
District Attorney Jerome, said E. H.
Harriman had threatened him with
Harriman's political and financial in
fluences unless Harriman got a part of
the Equitable stock. Senator John F.
Dryden testified that the Prudential Life
Insurance Company paid $26,000 to po
litical campaign funds.
Italy has accepted the proposition of
Spain to hold the Moroccan conference
at Madrid instaed of at Algcciras. It is
now expected that the representatives of
the interested powers will meet at the
Spanish capital January 10.
The famous Whistler portrait of Sir
Henry Irving as King Philip 11 of Spain
brought $25,200 at auction, and J. Pier
pont Morgan is supposed to have been
It is practically certain that Lord Cur
?on, former viceroy of- India, will rep
resent the city of London in the House
of Common-, in succession of Sir Joseph
Japane-e prisoners passing through
Germany from Russia were presented,
by order of the Emperor, with chrysan
ihcnium cigarettes and chocolates.
The English steamer Eucador, from
Guayaquil for Panama, is a-hore at Bal
lentia, Eucador, and will probably be a
Twelve rioters were killed at Riga and
the mob burned and plundered the homes
Barton Hall, an American college for
girls, in the suburb of Scutari, Turkey,
Considerable optimism over Russian
affairs prevails in Berlin. The credit of
St. Petersburg and Moscow firms re?
mains unshaken there.
The editor of a reactionary newspaper
was forcibly ejected from the public baths
at Moscow 'on account of his political
Bloody battles have occurred in the
streets of Riga between troops and the
united peasants and workmen.
Turkey has formally surrendered to the
demands of the powers for financial con
trol of Macedonia.
The Reichstag passed a bill for bui.ding
a railroad in German Southwest Africa.
President Castro, of Venezuela, has
patched up his differences with France.
The flames of revolution are spreading
in the Baltic provinces of Russia.
It is reported that the Russian reaction
aries have Jailed to displace Premier
Witte and create a dictatorship.
A provisional government has been set
up in Livonia and many of the troops
hav gone over to the insurrectionists.
It is believed the British Parliament
will be-dissolved January 8.
The Turkish ambassador to Russia
has been instructed to call the attention
of the Czar to the critical condition in
M. Forrer, a Radical, was elected Pres
ident of the Swiss Confederation.
The Japanese government will sub
mit to the Diet a bill for the nationaliza
tion of the railroad on favorable terms
for the capitalists.
It is stated that General Sakharoff's
assassin was a locksmith's apprentice
dressed as a woman, who was conveyed
across the Polish bolder.
Masked Men Rob the North Coast
PASSENGERS WERE NOT MOLESTED.
Succsslul Robbtry by Two Hlgbwaymea Near
Nanh Yakima, Washlngteo Eipress Cart
Cat Olt aad tba Salt Blowa Opta
with Dyaemltc Posses Art In Pursuit
al lb Rabbert.
Spokane, Wash. (Special) The North
Coast Limited, westbound on the North
ern Pacific Railroad, was held up and
robbed 13 miles west of North Yakima,
Two masked nun compelled the engi
neer to stop the train and run the loco
motive, the mail and the express cars
half a mile west of the train. The rob
bers dynamited the express cars, shat
tered the through and local safes and es
caped with the contents. The amount
of plunder from the through safe is un
known to the messenger. The contents
of the locals, it is said, were not of
Passengers were not molested and no
one was injured. No shots were fired,
according to reports.
Engineer George W. Howe and the
fireman at Hillside Station, 15 miles
west of North Yakima, saw two men
climb over the tender with drawn re
volvers. The train was then stopped at
the command of the robbers. Then the
engine, the express and the mail cars
were cut off and run clown the track.
One robber stood guard over the train
crew while the second blew off the car
doors. Both bandits then attacked the
safes in the express car, wrecking the
doors and securing the valuables.
Both highwaymen wore masks and
were heavily armed. They wore black
hats and coats and blue overalls. Sher
iffs and deputies are after the desper
adoes. St. Paul, Minn. (Special). Officials
of the Northern Pacific Express Com
pany arc without details of the holdup
of the westbound North. Coast Limited
train at Hillside, Wash. W. S. Hay,
superintendent of the Northern Pacific
Express Company, thinks that not more
than $500 was stolen.
"This is the same train that has been
held up once or twice previously," said
Mr. Hay. "We do not carry much mon
ey on this run, most of our business
being in checks."
The Northern Pacific Railroad has a
standing reward for the capture and con
viction of robbers.
INCOME 40,000,000 A YEAR.
Rockefeller Draws Dividend From SUatard Oil
ol Five Millions.
New York, (Special). John D. Rock
efeller drew $5,000,000, as his share of
a dividend of $to a share declared last
month by the Standard Oil Company.
This is the last quarterly dividend of
the year, and brings the total up to 40
per cent., or $40,000,000. Of this Mr.
Rockefeller's share is $20,000,000. It is
estimated that his income from his rail
way, gas, subsidiary oil companies and
other investments will be at least $20,
000,000 more, so that his income for the
year, on the most conservative estimate,
reaches the enormous total of $40,000,000.
From a well-informed source it is
learned that the year 1904 has been the
banner year for the Standard Oil Com
pany, as far as earnings are concerned.
The disturbances in Russia, which have
prevented the normal production of Rus
sian petroleum, have made the demands
ahroad for the American product larger
than tver before. Notwithstanding this
increased business, the company has
swelled its profits still more by steadily
advancing the price of petroleum to the
consumers in the United States.
Through the total dividends for 1000
and 1901 were larger than for 1905, it is
known that the earnings of the company
this year were the heaviest in its his
tory, and but for the state of the public
mind as to the greed of great corpora
lions, and the lax state of morality in
high finance, the greatest dividend in the
history of the company would have been
Blaic la JalL
Montgomery, Ala. (Special). A fire
in the women's department of the county
jail put the lives of over 100 prisoners
in jeopardy for sometime. Henrietta
Howard, charged with murdering her
husband, was so seriously burned that
she is not expected to live. Eleven ne
gro women were pinned in their cells
by fire on all sides and were in immi
nent danger of being roasted alive when
Chicago, III., (Special). The Federal
Grand Jury returned an indictment
against the Chicago and Alton Railroad
Company, John N. Faithorn and F. A.
Mann, formerly vice-president and gener
al freight agent, respectively, of the Rail
road Company. The Railroad Company
and the two ex-officers are included in
one indictment, in which there are 10
counts against the Company and againts
each of the two men. .
Broker Commits Suicide.
Atlanta, Ga., (Special). C. C. Kiser,
a prominent broker and commission mer
chant, shot himself in the head with evi
dent suicidal intent. He died without
having regained consciousness. Ill health
is believed to have been the cause ofjhe
Charge Agaiast Kaulbari.
Warsaw (By Cable). Two prominent
men of Odessa have declared their read
iness to take formal oath- that General
Kulbars, governor general of Odessa,
said on October 19 that all the Jews in
Odessa must be massacred. The trains
to the Austrian frontier are booked full
10 days ahead. The police of the First
District of this city have struck, and the
authorities have been ordered to arrest
11 of the leaders. The rest are confined
to their barracks.
lesurgenls May Hold Forts.
St. Petersburg (By Cable). Reports
are in circulation that the insurgents at
Riga have captured the fortress there.
Inquiries made at the Ministry of the In
terior resulted In the statement being
made that the Government's advices do
not confirm the capture of the fortress
and the seizure of the Governor.. The
situation, however, is admitted to' be
?rave. The commander at Riga appealed
or additional troops, which were Uii
LIVE WASHINGTON AFFAIRS.
There was a lively debate in the House
on the possibilities of controlling insur
ance companies. Mr. Cockran proposed
that Congress, through its taxing power,
should confine all insurance companies
to the state in which they were or
ganized. The Hons sent back to the Senate
with a message refusing to consider the
bill passed by the Senate removing dis
abilities against the proposed Panama ca
The Senate Committee on Interstate
Commerce considered the nomination of
Franklin Lane, of California, to be a
member of the Interstate Commerce
Of the $150,000,000 worth of sugar
brought into the United States during the
present year $50,000,000 worth came from
Hawaii, Porto Rico and the Philippines.
President Roosevelt has approved the
plan of the Hawaiian government for the
issuance of public improvement bonds to
the amount of $750,000.
Secretary Bonaparte decided to take
vigorous action to stamp out hazing nt
Annapolis. Mr. Loud introduced in the
House a resolution providing that Con
gress investigate conditions at the Naval
The report of Fourth Assistant Tost-mastcr-Gcneral
De Graw shows there
are now ,12,055 rural free-delivery routes.
Secretary Taft is said to object to the,
appointment of General MacArthur as
Chief of State.
Senators. Teller, Tillman, Bacon and
others in the Senate attacked the manage
ment of the Panama Canal and Senator
Scott declared his belief that a mistake
was made in choosing the Panama route.
Representative Bennett, of New York,
introduced a bill to reduce the represen
tation of the Southern States in Congress,
The House debated the President's
recommendation for the regulation of
insurance, but reached no conclusion.
The Panama Canal Appropriation Bill
was reported in the Senate.
Formal announcement was made by
the President and Mrs. Roosevelt of the
engagement of their daughter, Alice Lee
Roosevelt, to Nicholas Longworth, rep
resentative in Congress from Ohio,
ported that so far as he can tell there
The. Comptroller of the Currency re
have been no contributions by national
banks to campaign funds since 1891.
The Santo Domingo Treaty was re-'
ferred back to the Committee on Foreign
Relations by order of the Senate in ex- j
President Gordon, of Howard Uni
versity, has tendered his resignation.
A cablegram was received from the
Emperor of Korea, which declares that
the agreement between Korea and Japan
is null and void, because it was obtained
by force, and that the Emperor will
never sign it.
Attorney General Moody has written
a letter to all the district attorneys in
structing them to take up all complaints
of discrimination in rates by common
carriers and prosecute them under the
Representative Lovering's resolution
offered in the House for the preparation
of a new cotton estimate to be issued
January 10, 1906, has called forth many
protests from Southern members.
The armored cruiser squadron of the
North Atlantic fleet, in command 'of
Rear Admiral Brownson, has sailed from
Hampton Roads for the maneuvers in
A petition from. ex-Queen Liliuoka
lani, of Hawai for the payment to her
of $10,000,000 was presented to the Sen
ate by Vice President Fairbanks.
Andrew Carnegie called upon Presi
dent Roosevelt, and afterward said he
had paid his respects to "the great paci
ficator." REBATERS TO BE INDICTED.
Railroads aad Shippers la Philadelphia Ta
Philadelphia (Special). Criminal ac
tion is to be instituted against certain
railroads, their agents and shippers with
headquarters in this city for giving and
accepting rebates on freight.
Acting under order from the Depart
ment of Justice at Washington, United
States District Attorney Thompson will
present to the Federal Grand Jury evi
dence against the companies and others
who have violated the inter-State Com
Mr. Thompson said that the proposed
action was the result of an investiga
tion recently made by the Inter-State
Commerce Commission, in the which
the officers of three or four railroads
figured prominently, as well as certain
firms of this city.
The steps being taken by Mr. Thomp
son are said to be the first of a series
of such prosecutions to be made in the
Federal Courts of this and other Eastern
States in an effort to abolish all forms
Victims af Vtadttta.
Johnstown, Pa. (Special). Tony and
Giuseppe Pasquali were fatally stabbed
and a third Italian was seriously injured
by three of their countrymen, who they
allege were sent here from Italy to kill
them as the result of an old feud. The
assailants induced their victims to ac
company thein to an adjoining town for
the purpose of helping an Italian who
was in trouble, and in an isolated part
of the road attacked them with knives.
Wauld Keep Bars Up.
Washington, D. C. (Special). Presi
dent Roosevelt told Representatives
Kahn and Hayes of California that he
wanted the people on the Pacific coast
to understand that he was as strongly in
favor of Chinese exclusion as ever. He
declared that he not only wanted to keep
the coolies out, but that if a person of
the exempt class came to the United
States and became a laborer he was in
favor of deporting him.
Illinois Central's gross earnings last
month increased $260,000, or 6 per cent.
"Dear money has froze up the bond
business," said a leading bond broker.
H. C. Frick is urged to succeed W. E.
Corey as president of the United States
The largest immediate issue now is
this: Will Secretary Shaw deposit money
with the banks?
Barney was a large buyer of Railway
Steel Spring. The street thought this
might mean Frick.
Frank Delaplaine, who has charge of
the downtown office of Jamison Bros,
& Co., and who was operated upon re
cently for appendicitis, is rapidly recov
ering. It was reported that American Rail
ways may purchase from E. W. Clark
& Co. the Scranton Railway Company on
a sliding scale, reaching eventually 6 per
The advance of five points in Amalga
mated Copper was the sensational inci
dent in the share market. Tips have been
liberal lately to the effect that Copper
would cross par and it got within two
points of that mark.
WOMAN MAY BE
Mrs. Naftal Was Chloroformed Py
DOMESTICS MAY HAVE DONE DEEP.
Asbury Authorities Probing late the Mystery,
but Have Thus Far Feuod But Theories
Robbery Was the Motive lor the Crime, sod
Miscreants Secured Considerable Loot la
Asbury Park, N. J.,(Spccial) Physi
cians found that chloroform was used to
kill Mrs Morris Naftal, the aged
woman who was murdered and robbed
in her apartments here. It was
at first thought tlwt she had been smo
thered to death by a heavy be I tick, wh ch
was found over her face.
The Asbury Park Council, at a special
meeting called by President Appleby
voted a reward of $1000 for the arrest
and conviction of the murderers. To
this another $1000 was added by Morris
Naftal, the husband, who says he will
spend a fortune to bring the slayers to
Suspicions are directed to certain do
mestics formerly employed by Mrs. Naf
tal, who were cognizant of the fact that
she kept her jewels and often large
sums of money concaled in a little pocket
in her petticoat. Two weeks ago Mrs.
Naftal was awakened by a hand crawl
ing cautiously in her bed. She jumped
from her pillow and cried loudly: "What
do you want?" A woman's voice an
swered, "Nothing. I thought you might
want a drink. Can I do anything for
you? I thought you were ill."
Mrs. Naftal related the incident to
neighbors, who, in the light nf Wednes
day's tragedy, are convinced that a wo
man had a hand in the work. The theory
receives credence from the suggestion
that chloroform was used upon the mur
dered woman and that the thing might
easily have been done without the assist
ance of a man, although Chief Smith is
inclined to believe that two persons a
man and a woman were concerned in
the murder. A piece of burnt cigar was
very cleverly left in the bed and an iron
chisel was, found conspicuously placed
on the floor. There are many who be
lieve that the woman's hands and feet
were bound after the death, and with a
view of placing the detectives on a wrong
William Matthews was summoned be
fore Police Chief Smith and closely ques
tioned. Matthews is a colored boy about
20 years old. He is half-witted, and had
been talking a great deal about his visits
to Mrs. Naftal's house. The Chief was
unable to secure anything but a rambling
story from the boy. Matthews admitted
in a conversation with a resident of the
town that he was in Mrs. Naftal's apart
ments as late as Tuesday morning, the
day before the murder. He also dis
played an intimate knowledge of the
jewelry worn by the murdered woman.
Matthews was not arrested, and his sto
ries arc not generally credited.
It transpired that diamonds and money
valued at $6000 were secured by the mur
derers. Mrs. Naftal's pocketbook, which
contained from $1000 to $1200 in money,
was emptied. Besides the money there
were secured 14 diamond rings, a sun
burst, a pair of three and a half carat
diamond earrings, a pair of diamond
bracelets containing 80 stones and other
jewels of Iescr value. Two mortgages,
one for $6000 and the other for $2000, on
property in Keyport, N. J., have also
disappeared. The detectives and Chief
Smith held a long conference with the
Naftal family, and it is believed they
have obtained valuable clues that will
lead to startling developments.
MAKES NEARLY 19 KNOTS.
Battleship Louisiana Averages 18.823 Nautical
Miles During Foar-hour Run.
Boston, Mass., (Special) The battle
ship Louisiana considerably exceeded her
contract requirement of 18 knots an hour
in a four-hour endurance run along the
New England Coast. An average speed
of 18.823 knots an hour was maintained,
the revolutions of her propellers being
at the rate of 127.6 a minute.
The standardization of the Louisiana's
propellers took place over the govern
ment course off Rockland, when it was
found that an average revolution of her
propellers of 120 a minute would give
her a speed of 18 knots an hour. The
weather was .fine and there was a fairly
strong breeze over the starboard bow.
The start was made off Owlshead short
ly before 8 A. M., and at 9.25 o'clock,
when abreast of Honhegan, with every
thing working smoothly, the run was
begun. The vessel steamed at top speed
for exactly four hours, and when the
run finished at 1.25 o'clock P, M., the
Louisiana was off Boon Island. The
speed was then slackened and the bat
tleship ran along easily until Boston Light
was reached. At the light the trial board
was taken off by tugs. The Louisiana
kept on to the yard of her builders, the
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry
New Swiss President.
Berne, Switzerland. (By Cable) The
National Council and the Stale Council,
assembled as Federal Assembly, elected
M. Forrer, the vice president of the Fed
eral Council, and a radical, to be pres
ident of the Swiss Confederation in suc
cession to M. Ruchet. M. Muller was
elected vice president. M, Forrer is 60
years old. He was born at Wintcrthur,
which he represents in Parliament, lie
is a former railroad manager, is known
as one of the best radical democratic
orators, and is principally associated with
the scheme to provide compensation for
$1,347,135 For Yale.
New Haven, Conn, (Special). An in
crease of $1,347,135 in the total funds of
Yale during the fiscal year is shown in
the annual report of Lee McClung, Ui i
versity treasurer. This increase, largest
in the history of Yale, includes the gift
of $1,000,000 by John D. Rockefeller.
Two hundred and twenty thousand dol
lare was collected from the alumni by
Secretary Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr. The
general fund and assets of the Univer
sity amount to $7,442,114. It is now fully
Albany, N. Y., (Special). The Court
of Appeals, in a decision handed down
in the New York city ballot-box case,
sustains the contention of counsel for
Mayor George B. McClellan and denies
that of Attorneys for William Ran
dolph Hearst and his colleagues on the
Municipal Ownership League ticket. The
Court holds, ss was argued by former
Chief Judge Parker and his associates,
that the courts have no power under the
election law to order by mandamus the
opening of the ballot-boxes and a recount
rnd recanvass of ballots.
GREAT BRUTALITY IS PRACTICED.
Midshipman Kimbough Tortured to
Annapolis, Md. (Special). A case of
hazing of an extremely brutal nature has
been discovered at the Naval Academy,
notwithstanding the sworn testimony of
midshipmen witnesses before the Meri
wether court-martial recently that the
practice did not exist at the academy.
The affair took place Tuesday night,'
and the victim, Midshipman Jerdone P.
Kimbough, was found in his room in an
unconscious condition, which had been
induced by being compelled by tipper
classinen to repeatedly stand on his head.
The affair was discovered by the officer
in chare) of the building and immediate
ly reported to the authorities.
In the morning Admiral Sands, super
intendent of the academy, ordered the
affair to be investigated by a board of
officers. Their report was made to him,
and it was found that Midshipman Tren
mor Cofiin, Jr., of the third class, had
been connected with the hazing, and Mid
shipman Warren A. Vandervecr, of the
second class, had been on duty and had
allowed the hazing to proceed.
The two midshipmen were suspended,
at once, and within an hour the recom
mendation of the Superintendent as to
their final punishment was on its way
to the Navy Department at Washington.
Admiral Sands declined to state what
this recommendation was previous to
its receipt by the department, but dis
missal is the penalty for hazing, and it
is practically certain that this was the
recommendation in these cases.
In connection with the hazing of young
Kimbough, who is from Germantown,
Tenn.. it is stated freely by midshipmen
here that hazing has been going on this
year with redoubled vigor. While under
the pledge to abstain from hazing, which
they gave to Admiral Brownson, the pre
vious superintendent, the only form was
"running," which the midshipmen dif
ferentiated from hazing. Now, however,
(he midshipmen have gone back to haz
ing in its most virulent form.
The particular method used is the com
pulsion of long-continued exercises, pro
ducing extreme fatigue and most dan
gerous in their tendencies and frequent
results. It has been learned that young
Kimbough was compelled to stand on his
head, get down and straighten up again
continuously for 10 minutes, and this
produced his unconsciousness. This and
like forms of hazing have been frequent
at the academy of late.
An effort was made to fret further
knowledge from Kimbough, but he hss
refused to divulge the names of his
other persecutors. Coffin, who is from
Carson City, Ncv.. was practically caught
in the act, however, and Vandcrveer, who
is from Mount Holly, N. J., was on duty
in such a position that he must have been
aware of the proceedings.
MUCH IN LITTLE.
A report frcm Torrcn is to the effect
that that city will soon have the largest
warehouse in Mexico.
Thco Pennsylvania Railroad is f'nting
trees so as to provide crossties for use 15
to 20 years from now. '
There is an agitation in Glasgow, Scot
land, to have umbrella stands provided on
the platforms of the. electric street cars.
Murders and homicides decreased more
than 2,000 in the United States in the last
10 years. Lynchings decreased one-half.
Sir Henry Irving's birthplace at Keiu
ton, Mandeville, which was put up at auc
tion in London, was withdrawn at $3,000.
The Kaiser wished Joachim, the fam
ous violinist, to give the German Crown
Prince lessons, but the music master de
clined. England is now a nation of readers.
It promises halft a century hence to be a
nation of authors, says the Literary
Sir Conan Doyle and other public-spirited
men have started in to ascertain
whether tobacco can be profitably gTown
The nubstitution of manufactured and
cut tobacco for the time-honored plug has
not met with nuiversal approval in the
Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, has receded
more than 200 feet within the memory of
living men, and is now traveling toward
Lake Erie at the rate of fully 500 feet a
Four finger rings and 17 brooches were
s.uaiJEUj B jo uoij.nuifuos atn u; pasn
nest which has been dislodged from be
neath the caves' of a house in Frogmorc
The mule car lines of Guadalajara arc
now being converted into, an electric
street railway. All the material used if
its construction was imported from the
One of Lord Roscbcry's hobbies is the
collection of books. He is something o'
a poet when in the mood, and will, or
occasion, turn out impromptu verse frt
the edification of friends.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Engineer Walter Richards, of the Erie
Railroad, entered a cab filled with es
caping steam that blinded and scalded
him to rescue the bankers' express rush
ing toward New York with no one at
Nantucket lightship was found full of
water and sinking and went to the bot
tom of the sea while being towed into
New Bedford, the crew of 13 being
refcued by the steamer Azalea.
Six children were burned to deatlrncar
Dubois, Pa., in the destruction of their
home by fire. The father, mother and.
two other children were saved.
The large wheat and oil seed areas of
the Punjab, in India, are suffering from
the prolonged drouth.
Leading Germans met in Berlin and
issued an appeal for funds to help the
German refugees from Russia.
A factory of the American Snuff Com
pany, at Elkton, Ky., was wrecked by
dynamite in the hands of a mob of 150
It is reported that Baron Komura, the
Japanese plenipotentiary, has been invited
to advise China regarding her foreign
The Brazilian minister " in Berlin
lodged a complaint with the "German
Foreign Office charging a breach of in
Since Sunday the town of Elizabett
grad, Russia, has been burning and a
mob has been killing the Jews.
Nearly 100,000 refugee Russians, in
cluding many of the wcabhy classes, are
now in Berlin. .
Another demonstration of the unem
ployed, but in diminished numbers, oc
curred in London.
Rev. George B. Richmond, who was
reported as having said any man with a
salary of $25,000 a year was a thief, has
been removed from his rectorship at
The Southern Bell Telephone Com
pany has abandoned the field in Florida,
and its properties have been acquired by '
the independent organization.
-i , 'I?
THE KEYSTONE STATE
Tka Lalest Feiitsjrlraala Ntws Told la Short
The annual meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon
League to arrange the work for the
coming year was held at Harrisburg.
Rev. S. E. Nicholson, State superin
tendent, presented a report in detail of
the work of the league during the last
year. Rev. P. A. Baker, of Columbus,
Ohio, general superintendent of the Na
tional League, made a speech.
A Coroner's jury in investigating the
death of Miss Mary Amblcr.who was
killed at Lagnhorne, rendered the fol
lowing verdict :
That the young woman came to her
death by the criminal negligence of the
Philadelphia fc Reading Railway Com
pany, the corporation failing to hav;
sufficient light, a deficiency that has al
ways existed; that the cinder platform
or path was made too narrow and left
in a very rough condition between the
point of exit from the station, and the
temporary bridge over the excavation"
to reach the trolley platform; that the
company was criminally negligent in
closing the rear or north doors of the
station which prevented exit to the trol
Joy and happiness was brought to
5000 children at liazlctoii, when the
Coxe women announced that the annual
distribution of Christmas gifts would be.
made on December 22 and 23.
In the case of George W. White and
wife, tigainst the Columbia and Montour
Trolley Company, the jury awarded a
verdict of $12x00 for the plaintiffs. Mrs.
White was thrown to the floor and in
jured by the sudden starting of a car
before she had taken a seat.
By the explosion of a coal oil stove
in a bid-room in the home of Samuel
Scantling, in Wrightsville, a fire oc
curred .in which seven children would
have lost their lives had not two of the
older ones awakened and rescued the
five by carrying them down a flight of
stairs to the street. The children who
performed the re-cue were 0, and II
Th 150th anniversary of the founding
of the Union Library at Hatboro was
ob-erved. The speakers were Dr. James
F. Willnrd. of the University of . Penn
sylvania ; F.lwood Roberts, of the Nor
riitown "I licrald," and Rev. Edward
Cline, of Hatboro. The historical sketch
of the library was prepared and read by
Miss Mamie Goclner, of Hatboro. Dav
id Newport, of near .Willow Grove, who
is more than 00 years of age, and the
oldest surviving member of the library
company, was present. There arc now
more than 12,000. volumes in the library.
E. G. Erdman is the librarian.
Brinton Mason, aged 58 years, brother
of Henry G. Mason, a prominent hotel
keeper of Chester, committed suicide
by shooting himself twice with a revol
ver. The first shot passed through an eye
and the second went through the roof
of his mouth, penetrating the brain.
Nevertheless he lived until after he had
been taken to the Chester Hospital. Un
til a few months ago he was engineer at
the Delaware County Almshouse, and, it
is said, was removed by the superin
tendent, James VV. Barker, shortly be
fore the arrest 01. the directors, Newton
P. West and Frank E. Sharplcss, who
have since been convicted and are now
wailing sentence for embezzlement.
"Because he was bad, had been acting
bad, was bad to me, his wife and to
himself, because he ran me out of my
house with a big knife, I had to shoot
my son." So Joseph W. Eichcnsels,
!,Bed 75 years and gray-haired, of Alle
gheny informed the police at the Allc
son fell into bad habits and though he
was about ,10 years of age he had failed
to provide for his wife, and she had to
be taken to the family home to he sup
ported. The son is not seriously in
jured and the father is at liberty.
Former Representative Richard F.
Schwartz, Stale Normal School trustee,
was found guilty of violating the Act of
Assembly of April 23, 1003, prohibiting
the sale of supplies to schools receiving
State aid by any one who has control
in the management. Schwartz was the
important witness in his own behalf and
gave a history of his ceasing to sell sup
plies after the 1003 act went into effect,
his arrangement with Jacob Anthony,
his hired man," and the assistance he
gave Anthony in making out some of
his bills to the schools. Deputy Secre
tary of Agriculture Martin announced
in Harrisburg the dismissal of R. F.
Schwartz as farmers' institute lecturer.
This action by the Deputy Secretary was"
taken immediately after he learned of
Schwartz's conviction. . Schwartz has
been a farmers' institute ' lecturer in
the pay of the department for several
Deputy Attorney General Flcita, in an
official opinion delivered to State High
way Commissioner Hunter decides that
the commissioner has the right to make
contracts for building public roads in
excess of the "Good Roads" fund appor
tioned to any county for one year, but
not to an amount in excess of the sum
to which that county is entitled out of
the entire appropriation.
D. Hardy, General Superintendent of
the Lehigh and New England Railroad,
has resigned his position to take effect
January I. He will enter the slate bus
iness having organized the Bangor
Hardy Slate Company, with offices at
When Harry Search, of Catawissa,
near Bloomsburg, reached home, ho
found his wife and four children in an
unconscious condition, the result of coal
gas. Willi the aid of a physician the
family was resuscitated.
. John Smith, aged to years, wdiile trying
to board a moving freight train on the!
Reading Railroad, in Chester, slipped and
fell under the wheels of the moving car
and his right leg was cut off.
A forest fire starling near Nescopcck
spread over Kirkeudall Hill and for a
lime threatened several farm houses and
buildings. The section men of the Penn
sylvania Railroad were ordered out and
s acceded in putting it out.
Charles Wolf, -aged 66 years, employed
for the past thirty-three years as a tin
smith at Joseph S. O iterstock's store,
Easton, ' committed suicide by hanging
himself in the stor.
During the temporary absence of John
Green from his grocery store in Mahanoy
City sneak thieves tapped the money
drawer of $105 in cash,
Michael Westfield, Nof Berwick, has
been baijinshed for two years because he
struck a young woman for dancing witH
some felltw he does not like. The girl'i
father, tL E. Kellcy, had Westfield ar
retted, After spending the night in the
station house he was released. Kelley,
on behalf of his daughter, promised to
withdraw ihe, charge if Westfield agreed
to leave, the city for at least two years.
Tins he reluctantly agreed to da.
Schuykill County Commissioners de
ciiled, ow ing to the prosperous condition
of the county, to reduce the bonded in
debtedness. It aggregates $381,000. Tha
reduction is to be $30,000,