Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on December 13, 1899 · 1
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16 Pacres. 16 Pages. VOL. LXITT. XO. 29G. HAIlTFOIiD, CONNECTICUT, WEDNESDAY 310RNINO, DECEMIITCTt 1JJ, 1805). rmcE tiihee cents. LEAVES SILVER CAMP. Congressman Sibley a Convert to" Sound Money. SENATOR . PLATT ON CUBAN COMMITTEE. He Is Stated for the Chairmanship Tho Monitor Coiineotlcut-Rallway Matl CIrk Petition. (Special to The Courant.) - "Washington, Dec. 12. , The surprise of the day Is the declaration of Congressman Sibley that he was no longer In favor of silver. For the last five or six years he has been a staunch supporter of the white metal. He was the favorite of the Connecticut" silverl tea for the presidential nomination at the time Bryan was nominated. Judge Sheldon, the silver sage of Connecticut, was his principal supporter In the state. Now he says In an interview in the "Washington Post." that he thinks he vas mistaken in his theories. Four years ago Mr. Sibley declared the country would "go to the dogs" if Bryan did not win, but now he says he was mistaken, and that the country was never bo prosperous as it Is now. This is but the opening wedge, and It is understood other prom inent silver men in the House will follow. Mr. Driggs, another democrat, came out to-day in a speech In support of the financial bill Just reported. One of the Connecticut members put it very aptly when he said to-day: "They are leaving the sliver cause like rats leave a sinking ship." Even Senator Stewart, who publishes a free silver paper, Is now hobnobbing with the republican senators, and it Is understood Will caucus with the republican party. The impression Is that Bryan had better look after his supporters down here Instead of seeking converts in New England. I As the days go by It becomes more and more apparent that the Connecti cut delegation will increase its lnflu ence in both Houses. It Is now understood that Senator Piatt is to be named as chairman of the committee on relations with Cuba, which is one of the new and Important committees recently authorized by the republican senatorial caucus. This would necessi tate his resignation from the commit tee on patents, but the new committee Is much more important in every respect. The caucus committee is now ot work on the various committees and will not be ready to report until early next week. With Senator Hawley as chairman of the military committee, and Senator Piatt on the financial commit tee and chairman of the committee of Cuba, Connecticut would be well taken care of in the Senate. In the House it has developed in the last few days that Connecticut may get a chairman ship, but as changes are constantly being made in the committees, nothing can be announced with any certainty. The delegation will probably en deavor to change the progTam of the navy department naming- a monitor af ter Connecticut. This is in accordance with the resolution of the last Gen eral Assembly. It is not too late to bring this about In fact the navy de partment officials say that the name of a vessel' can be chfiged even after launching. A name Is simply given a boat before the launching as a matter of convenience. The monitor Connec ticut is being made at the Bath Iron Works, ;:. Bath, Maine, and Is about one-third finished. It will probably be completed in March, 1901. The Connecticut Is one of the four sin gle turret harbor defense monitors now being built for the government, and while not a first-class battleship, is quite a formidable vessel, its displace ment being 3,235 tons. . - The railway mail clerks of Connect!' cut have sent their members large pet! tions, urging them to support the bill to reclassify the railway postal clerks. This Is practically the same bill that was Introduced last year, that was nev er brought up in the House. It la un derstood that the postofflce department lavors the classification of the postofflce clerks at this session, to be followed later by the classification of the railway postal clerks and the letter carriers. The three t bills cannot go through at one and the same session, and two of them will have to wait. The trouble has been in the past that they antagonized each other, and none could get through. . ; Mr. Sperry to-day Introduced the following bills: Appropriating 3100,000 for the breakwater at New Haven; 324,000 for improvements of the Housatonic River; $25,000 for a harbor of refuge at Duck Island, and 320,000 for the Connecticut River below Hartford. Mr. Henry and Mr. Sperry always unite in recommending the latter appropriation, and most of the appropriation is spent between Hartford and Middletown. All these appropriations are to be used up by June 30, 1901. Captain James N. Coe. superintendent of the soldiers' home at Noroton Heights, is In Washington. ' P. G. W. THE STJBIG BAY INCIDENT. iZ Dec- U-The bill lntro- S VhC Senate by Mr- Cull "t wnment'TorHl fortn, f B0V" the cL ;. Hawaii was referred to dayT" " t0r.elen nations to-Conn J. Buggestln of Mr. Piatt (rep., to&E25Sk D)' offered the fo1'- Senate " hrthT recied to lnform the 'PPine r?Dub- - flafr of tne Pnl'-in the bay or xr au Carried b vesseli Day of Manila, and whether the I flag of the Philippine republic was ever saluted by Admiral Dewey or any of the vessels of his fleet at any time since May 1. 1S98; were Spanish prisoners delivered over to the Philippine forces at the time of the surrender at Subig Bay?" Mr. Pettlgrew asked for immediate consideration of the resolution, but Mr. Chandler objected and It went over until to-morrow, Following this objection Mr. Tetti-grew and Mr. Chandler had a sharp tilt over the resolution offered yesterday by the former demanding from the secretary of war an explanation of certain charges against General Mer-riam In his conduct of the Coeur d'Alene trouble. Mr. Pettlgrew declared that the action of General Mer-riam was a distrraee to civilization, but he was perfectly willing that the republican party should take the responsibility of It. , Mr. Chandler: "The republican party has its faults, perhaps, but I am much more willing to remain with it since the senator from South Dakota left it." Mr. Chandler read a paragraph from General Merrlam's report to the war department bearing upon the Coeur d'Alene trouble, Indicating that the officer had acted with Justice and discretion. The resolution wag referred finally to the committee on military affairs. At 12:55, on motion of Mr. , Hale. (Me.), the Senate went into executive session, and at 1:40 p. m. adjourned. GOLD STANDARD DEMOCRAT. Di'lcrgs of Nw York Supports the Currency Hill. Washington, Dec. 12. There is such great pressure for time on the part of members on both sides who desire to participate In the currency debate in the House that three night sessions were ordered to-day. Interest in the debate is -not keen. Judged by the attendance in the galleries,, although the members themselves are listening attentively to the speeches. Only one democrat thus far has spoken In favor of the bill, Mr. Driggs of New York, who announced to-day that he had pledged himself before election to support- the gold standard and proposed to redeem that pledge. He will be Joined by several of his Brooklyn colleagues and probably several others. The features of the debate to-day were the speeches of Mr. Grosvenor of Ohio for the bill, and of Mr. Cochran of Missouri and Mr. Newlands of Nevada -against it. The other speakers were Messrs. Parker (N. J.), William Alden Smith (Mich.), Prince (111.), Lawrence (Mass) and Powers (Vt.) for the bill and Messrs. Shafroth (Col.) and Sims (Tenn.) against it. Mr. Grosvenor was the first speaker. He produced a poll of the members of the committee on resolutions of the St. Louis convention in 1896 to show that an overwhelming majority favored a gold declaration before the convention met. The only controversy since had been as to who was responsible for certain verbal phrases. There was no difference as to what the substance of the declaration should be. He quoted from the republican platforms of the past to prove that It had always been a cardinal principle of the republican party that every dollar of the United States should be of equal intrinsic value and debt-paying power. In closing Mr. Grosvenor said that the industrial activity throughout the country was the best argument that could be made in support of the republican policy of protection and sound money. Mr. Newlands (Nev.) followed in opposition to the bill. He traced the history of the country through the period of depression,' beginning In 1893, contending that the panic was not caused by the coinage of silver under the Sherman act. He said the increase of prosperity during the past two years demonstrated the correctness of the theory entertained by metallists, viz.: that all other things being equal, prices would depend upon the quantity of money in circulation; that an increase of the money volume meant higher prices and a . diminution of the money volume meant lower prices. Mr. Shafroth (Col.), in opposing the bill, argued that at the foundation of the prosperity In the Harrison admin ietratlon, the depression during the Cleveland administration and the pros perity under the present administration lay the supply of basic money. Mr. Parker (N. J.) In support of the bill argued that the pending question should not be a party one and he wel corned those of the other side who were to unite with the republicans in crys tallizing into law the declaration that the existing gold standard should be made permanent. W'illiam Alden Smith (Mich.) advocated the bill. He said that the steady growth of the circulation during the past three and a half years, aggregat ing $476,000,000, gave the lie to the ad vocates of free sliver. Mr. Prince (111.), a member of the banking and currency committee In the last Congress, presented a careful argument In favor of the bill. Mr. Cochran (Mo.), opposed the bill. He contended that the real question presented by the bill was whether there was sufficient gold in the world upon which to pyramid the vast and constantly Increasing volume of credit. He referred to the recent dispatches from London showing the struggle for gold all over Europe and declared that the gold Importations during the McKlnley administration had produced the gold famine abroad. There was not enough gold in the world to do the business of the world. Mr. Sims (Tenn.) in opposition to the bill said that under the existing prosperity wages did not average more than 10 per cent, above the panic level, while the price of manufactured goods had increased 100 per cent. Mr. DrlKgs. (dem. N. Y.), spoke m support of the bill. He argued that the doctrine of free silver at 16 to 1 was not in harmony with the ideas of some of the greatest men in the democratic party. 'He instanced the cases of Madison, Calhoun and Randall, who never swerved in their allegiance to democracy, but who offered specific policies. He announced that he would remain a consistent democrat, save only upon the question of free coinage. Mr. Lawrence (Mass.), closed tne ae- bate for the day with an argument in favor of the bill. UDon Mr. Cannon s motion a resolu tion was adopted directing the speaker to appoint a committee or ten to join the committees appointed by the President and Senate to prepare plans for the celebration of the centennial an niversary of the first Congress held in Washington. Roberts Submits His Brief. Washington, Dec. 12. The Roberts in vestigating committee resumed its session to-day. The committee remained in private session until noon, when an adjournment was taken until 10 o'clock to-morrow, when the actual hearing of witnesses will begin. Mr. Roberts saw Mr. Taylor as soon as the committee adjourned and submitted his brief, which is a long legal argument against the rights of the committee. He urges that the constitution gives pro tection aprainst trial without due pro cess of law; also against taking; prop erty, such as the salary ol an omce without due process of law. , HART WINS IN BOSTON. Republicans Elect a Mayor by 1,904 Plurality. GENERAL COLLINS KNIFED MURPHY MEN. BY The nub Voted Against Relaying Tracks on Tremont Street Democrats Control City Government. Boston, Mass., Dec. 12. After a most spirited campaign the republicans won a great victory in the municipal election to-day, the Hon. Thomas N. Hart, defeating General Tatrlck A. Collins, the democratic nominee for mayor, by 1,904 votes, the total vote being Hart (rep.), 40,665; Collins (dem.), 88.761. The democrats, however, still control both branches of the city government, the board of aldermen will stand eight democrats and five republicans. The city as usual voted for license, but the all absorbing question of relaying the street car tracks on ' Tremont street, which had been taken up when the subway was completed, was negatived. The republican victory was In a great measure due to the "knifing" of Gen- THOMAS N, HART. -Republican Mayor of Boston. era! Collins by the supporters of John R. Murphy who were severely disappointed at their favorite's defeat In the caucuses. A remarkably heavy republican vote also materially assisted in overcoming the democratic plurality of 4,000 in the laBt city election for mayor In 1897 and the 6,000 at the state election in November. Hundreds of voters in the , strong democratic districts ' supported Mr. Hart, much to the surprise and chagrin of the Collins managers who, up to the very morning of the election, scouted tho idea that this defection would amount to anything, and confidently believed that Mayor Qulncy's plurality of two years ago would not only be equalled but exceeded. The revolt, however. In conjunction with a solid republican vote proved the fallacy of such calculations and gave their opponents a well earned victory. There were so many different phases of the election that it is difficult to designate any special feature as especially constituting the republican success. Undoubtedly the question of relaying the tracks on Tremont street was a great factor, and brought thou sands to the polls. The defeat of the so-called "board of strategy" must be regarded as a victory for John R. Murphy. Mr. Hart, the successful candidate, is no stranger to the office of mayor, having served the city once before, but it is four years since the republicans have been in control of municipal affairs. At a late hour the Boston returns indicated the election of John H. Duane (dem.) street commissioner over Edward W. Presho (rep.) by a small plurality. At that time it also looked as If the votes had favored the elghtrhdur law for city employees. The democrats succeeded in electing seven out of the eight members of the school commit- tee. For the first time In its history the city elected thirteen aldermen, the change in number being made to obviate a tie. A return was also made to the system of district voting and proved very successful. The three men most interested in the ejection, Mr. Hart, who was elected. General Collins, who was defeated, and Mr. Murphy, the chief factor in the contest, all expressed themselves as satisfied with the result. Mr. Hart said: "The election means, if I understand it right, that the people want a change of policy in city hall, and they shall have It" Mr. Hart expressed his appreciation of the support given him. General Collins saldj "As my heart was never set In this or any other office I am absolutely free from any personal disappointment. It was In essence a clear republican victory." General Collins sent his congratulations to Mr. Hart early in the evening. In speaking of the result Mr. Murphy said: "I look upon the result as a defeat for the methods which have characterized the actions of the so-called board of strategy. Mr. Collins has met with defeat because of the men who supported him." An Overtnrn in Salem. Salem, Mass., Dec 12. To-day's election resulted in a complete overturn of almost everything.. Mayor James H. Turner, for a fifth term, was defeated by Alderman David M. Little, 2,900 to 1,230. John F. Murley and Sidney Perley ran as independents. The new city government is now non-partisan. The vote on the license question was another surprise. From a majority for no license last year, the city went for license 2,957 to 2,820. Democratic Mayor la Lowell. Lowell, Mass.( Dec. 12. Jeremiah Crowley, (dem)., was re-elected mayor over George E. Putnam, (rep)., by Just 150 votes to-day. The city went license by 1,913 votes. The mayoralty campaign was the hottest seen here for years. The republicans elected eight aldermen and the democrats one, while the republicans elected 18 councllmen out of 27, a gain of one over last year. Newton Edward B. Wilson, (rep)., re-elected mayor; no license. - Chelsea James Gould, (rep)., elected mayor by 354 plurality; no license. Republicans Win In Worcester. Worcester, Mass., Dec. 12. At the municipal election to-day Mayor Dodge . (rep)., was re-elwted bw a nlurallty of 1 THIS MORNING'S HEWS. The Weather. Washington, Deo. 12. Forecast for Wednesday: For New England, fair, colder; fair Thursday and Friday! fresh westerly winds. For eastern New York, fair, colder Wednesday; fair Thursday. Lantern Law Time-Table. Sun sets to-night 4:84. Lanterns rise by 6:34. Sun rises to-morrow 7:17. Lanterns set after :17. Yesterday's Temperature. (By Postal Telegraph Thermometer.) 7 a. m 60 3 p. m.......&3 10 a. m 62 7 p. m 60 32 noon 60 12 p. m 45 General. -British reverses in a Ladysmlth sort!?. t. Filipino guerillas captured Republican mayor elected In Boston. 1. Republican clubs to meet In St, Paul. J. Sibley comes out against sliver. 1. Mollneux's handwriting analyzed. X Freight wreck on tho Pennsylvania. 3. Heavy snow In tho Northwest. 9. Ilaseball decision against small clubs. 9. . Governor-elect Taylor inaugurated. 2. Muffnt lces bout with Gardiner. J. Insurance decision In Ohio. 1. State. Attempt to rb Dcp River 8avlngs Bank-Watchman shoots and kills one of the burglars.!, Mrs. Daly acquitted of attempt to murder . -i Big oyster beds in Connecticut River 1 Lebanon man's peculiar will 2. Narrow escape for Mr. Beattie of Gull-ford-2. The Hough murder trial begun 9. New Britain man sentenced tor giving a drug 12. Chicken thieves in East Hartford 12, . City. ' State taxes of railways 7. Hartford 12. Providence T. 2. Hon. James D. Dewell on Porto Rico & Wedding of Miss Helen Bailey and Samuel R. Spencer 7. Professor Walker's talk en Samuel Hop- - kins-5. ' Changes in II. P. H. B. Athletlo Association otustltullon 9. Part Interest in City Hotel property sold-7. Rev. Edward Abbott on China and Japan 4. Stephen D. Crane found dead In his store -3. Judge Rorabaek grants ttto divorces 4. Demurrer In New Britain sewage case verrulod 8. ' Martin Bennett's property 4. Laying the water main 8. Pcckelbook thieves about 4. 8.226. The vote on the license question was yes 6.673. no 6,290. The eight hour question was not an Issue in the election. The socialists had advised the voters to use stickers but the city solicitor rendered an opin ion that this would be contrary to law and might lead to the prosecution of the parties Interested. The socialists defied the solicitor and advised the use of the stickers In any event, but at the last minute their courage gave out and no attempt was made to use them. Six republicans and three democrats were elected to the board of aldermen. Nine republican and three democrats were elected to the common council and five republicans and three democrats to the school committee. Lynn Goes Republican. Lynn, Mass., Dec, 12. This city went solidly republican at the election today, when William Shepherd (rep.) was elected and a city council of 83- republicans and one democrat was chosen. The city went for license, the vote standing 5,082 in favor and 8,729 against. The eight-hour law and the act for pensioning disabled firemen were adopted. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Deo. 12. Mayor Edgar' R. Champlln was re-elected today over David T. Dickinson by over 700 majority. The nominees represented Library Hall and Temple Hall, nonpartisan bodies respectively. Temple Hall elected ten of the eleven aldermen nominated. The city goes no-license by a decreased majority. The city accepted the eight-hour law. Melrose Now a City. Melrose, Mass., Dec. 12. Melrose graduated from a town to a city to-day, when at the first election she chose Levi S. Gould (rep.) mayor and chose a board of aldermen republican save In two cases. The city voted for license. Results In Other Cities. Beverly Benjamin D. Webber, (citizens), re-elected mayor; no license. Somerville George C. Proctor, (rep), elected mayor; no license. Medford Republicans control both branches of the city government; no license. Newburyport Mayor Thomas Huse, (rep)., re-elected over Charles W. Johnson, the social democrat; ' license. Woburn Mayor William F. Davis, (rep)., re-elected by a majority of 66 votes over John P. Feeney, (dem).; no license. Everett Charles C. Nichols, (citl-rens-people's), elected mayor over George A. Brown; no license. . , Repnblloaus Win at Keens, N. II. Keene, N. H., Deo. 12. The republicans made a clean sweep to-day in the city election, electing their candidate for mayor, Austin A. Ellis, by a plurality of 91, over Arthur J. Holden, the democratlo nominee, in a total vote of 1,111, and securing a majority of 12 in the city government on a joint ballot. SUICIDE BY HANGING. Southlnsrton Man Takes His Life in , the Wood". (Special to The Courant) Southlngton, Dec. 12. Frank .Buckeld, a farmer S3 years old, committed suicide this afternoon by hanging. He had been cutting trees in the woods, and this afternoon his wife found his body hanging by a rope to a small tree half a mile from the house. Buckeld was an Australian and his home is in Cheshire, near the town line, .but the body was found In the town of Southlngton. He leaves a wife and two children. No motive is known for the act. . Steamer Lost with Five Men. London, Dec. 12. A dispatch from Saigon, capital of French Cochin, China says that the British steamer St. Helen's, Captain Luckham.has been totally lost on the Paracols, a group of lsleU and reefs In the China sea, and that five of her crew were drowned. DISASTROUS SORTIE. British Officer and Eleven Men Killed. LADTSMITII FOROB DESTROYED A BOER GUN. British Snrrouuded by Boer on the Way Bank, and Fouuhe Their Way Through With Bayonets Three ODIoers and 41 Men Wouuded aud 8I raptured. London, Dec. IS, The war office publishes the following dispatch from General Buller: "Dispatch from General White, dated December 11, says: 'Last night Colonel Metcalfe and BOO of the Second Rifle Brigade sortied to capture a Boer howitzer on a hill. They reached the crest without being discovered, drove off the enemy and then destroyed the howlUer with guncotton. When returning, Metcalfe found his retirement barred by GENERAL P. A. CRONJID. Who Is Confronting Lord Methuen at Spytfonteln, and Will Fight to Prevent the Relief of Kltnberley. It Is He That Defeated and Captured the Jameson Raiders, and, next to Jou-bort, is Considered the Ablest Boer , General. the Boers, but he forced his way through, using the bayonet freely. The Boer losses were considerable. The British losses were the following: Lieutenant Fergusson and eleven men killed; three officers and forty-one men wounded; six men captured,' " Gatnore Ki plains. The war office this afternoon received the following from General Forestlor-Walker: "Cape Town, Monday, December 11. Gatacre reports as follows: 'The idoa to attack Stormberg seemed to promise certain success, but the distance was underestimated by myself and the local guides. A , policeman took us round soma' miles; consequently we were marching from 9:30 p. m. till 4 a. m., and were landed In an Impossible position. I do not consider the error Intentional. The Boers commenced firing from the top of an unscalable hill and wounded a good many of our men while In the open plain. The Second Northumberlands tried to turn out the enemy, but failed. The Second IrlBh Fusiliers seized a kopjo near and held on, supported by the mounted infantry and Cape police. 'The guns, under Jef General J. M. Bablngton, Who Will Lead General Butler's Cavalry Division. freys, could not have been better handled. But I regret to say that one gun was overturned In a deep nullah and another sank In quicksand. Neither could be extricated in the time available. " 'Seeing the situation. I sent a dispatch rider to Molteno with the news. Collected and withdrew our force from ridge to ridge for about nine miles. The Boer guns were remarkably well served. They carried accurately 5,000 yards. I am holding Bushman's Hook and Cyphergat. Am sending the Irish Rifles and Northumberlands to Sterks-stroom to recuperate. The wounded proceed to Queenstown. The missing Northumberlands number 366, not 806, as previously reported.' " Flehttna Near Modder River. Cape Town, Dec. 12. It Is reported that heavy fighting was heard all day yesterday in the direction of Modder River. Lady Wilson ExchanRed. London, Dec. 13. A special dispatch from Lourenzo Marquez says a Boer telegram from Mafeklng announces that Lady Sarah Wilson, aunt of the Duke of Marlborough, who was captured by the Boers while acting as a correspondent for the "London Daily Mall," has been exchanged for a Boer woman who was a prisoner at Mafeklng. Mrs. Ellznbeth Upham Chaoe. Pawtucket, R. I., Dec. 12. Mrs. Elizabeth Upham Chace, who became prominent throughout the country in anti-slavery days on account of her work i kohiir th tiperro. died at her home In Central Falls to-day. She had just passed her Via year. Beforee Parker IlearlusT the Case. Brldeenort. Dec. 12. The local referee being disqualified, Referee Francis H. d,rvr rf Hartford la hearinft the peti tion in bankruptcy brought by the creditors of Hall & Godfrey. The petition is opposed and the case therefore Is of unusual interest. i Mm KILLED A BURGLAR. Attempt to Rob Savlngd Bank In Deep River. four m Tne oano and three ESCAPED. ' Watohman Shoot and Kills One 'Three vntd to Have Fsosped in a lloat-l'olloe Alonn the River Notified, (Special to Ths Courant.) Deep River, Deo. 13. Ths Savings Bank of Deep River was entered by four burglars early thts morning, Ths watchman shot and killed one of the burglars, blowing the top of his head off. The three companions of the man killed escaped and they were said to have taken a boat of some kind headed north. The police of Hartford, Middletown and the constables of Goodspeed were notified of ths affair by telephone as oon as the local officers heard of the cass and as good a description of the men as could be had was sent out Mr. ilrooks's Story, Mr. Brooks, teller of the bank, arrived at the bank about 2:30 o'clock. He had been summoned from bed at his home, about one-quarter of a mile from the bank, Mllon Pratt, the president, was also present and both men took charge of affairs. Mr, Brooks said to the "Courant" correspondent:- "It Is too early yet to say Just how this happened, but the mnln faots"are clear. Four men came to get Into the bank, arriving here at quarter past 1 o'clock this morning. We don't yet know how they came, whether by team, by railroad, or on foot, "The men were evidently professionals. We have not searched further enough to tell whether they left many tools. So far we have found only the tools they used in attempting to effect an entrance to the bank, Thcsa are two screwdrivers and a chisel." The village Is thoroughly awake and efforts are already being made to cap' ture the rest of the gang. The deputy sheriff has been notified and a party is being made up to go in search. There Is a report that the men did not go by boat but went away In a team. At this writing (3 a. m.) men are gathering and dlscusslnr the attempted robbery and making ready to start out as soon as it is daylight In an effort to apprehend the burglars. "We employ a watchman to guard the bank, Harry Tyler, a faithful man wel) known In Deep River. This morning" he saw the men trying to effect an entrance to the bank through the window. He took no chances, but fired at the men and one dropped. The others took to their heels, not staying to remove the body of the man shot. The shot was true and it took the top of the man's head off, killing him Instantly. The watchman then took steps to notify us and others, some of those living nearest the bank being aroused by the shooting. "The man shot Is of medium height and build, wore dark clothes and a dark derby hat. He had a moustache and was apparently about 85 years old. He was a stranger in town. The officers of the Deep River Savings Bank are: President, Mllon Pratt; treasurer, Henry R. Wooster. The amount of deposits on January 1, 1899, were $1,343,213.19. Last year it paid a rate of 4 per cent The bank was incorporated in 185L It has a surplus of 364,095.66. FEDERATION OF LABOR. The Trouble in Idaho to be Inyestl-ffnted. Detroit, Mich., Dec. 12. A large number of resolutions were introduced at to-day's session of the Federation of Labor convention. On recommendation of the resolutions committee the executive council was empowered to take action In Investigating the Idaho labor military troubles. Resolutions were adopted commending the position taken by the Chicago piano and organ workers, and "Urging financial aid by other unions and calling upon all federation men to assist in a boycott against a firm of hat manufacturers in Orange, N. J., who had refused to recognize the hat makers' union. At the afternoon session Miss Susan B. Anthony made an address in behalf of woman suffrage. Ilsrtrord Peon)) In New York. New York, Dec 12 Hartford people registered at hotels hera to-night are: Murray Hill-Mrs. J. R. Brook, J. W. Green1!. Cadillac-H. P.. Webb. Hern Id Bquare C. K. Whitney. , Manhattan V. T. Bruce. Grand Union J. W. Stanton. f t Fifth Avenue Mlsces Barbour. Park Avenue C S. Brewer. Waldorf K. K. Marvin, H. B. Sherman. Sturtevant Mlrs Dillon, R. J. Dillon. Albert J. A. Wiliams. Everett H. McManus, Mrs. Gorin, i GUERILLAS CAPTURED; Bandits who Killed Malas qui Officials. LUZON SWARMS WITH SIMILA BANDS. American Officers ia Favor of Pnn billing Them as Criminals - Ove( (1,000 Spanish I'rlsouers Released. Manila, Deo. 12, 7:50 p. m. Colonel Smith, with a detachment of VoA Seventeenth Infantry surrounded anif captured, In a village near Malastjul, a party of guerillas who had made theli. headquarters there. Tho party in eluded ths band which assassinate even officials at Malasqul for frtendll-t neB to the Americans. All are insur gents who became bandits when th disintegration of the Filipino army be gan. They kept the country around Malasqui in a state of terror for sevw eral weeks and committed 25 murdur In less than that number of days. When they wore caught they were promptly, sent to General MacArthur's headquar tors at Bayambang by train. It Is xt pected that they will be speedily trledl and either shot or hanged as an ex ampin. j The whole country north of San Fer nantlo and between San Fernando and Manila,, except within tho permanonfl line of troops around the city and tM closely patrolled stretches of railroaJJ swarms with similar bands. Probably! they will be Increased by men fromJ Pllur's army, many of whom are mak ing their way south to Join the insur gent force) In Cavlte province. TheeiW people, for the most part, succeeded liu dodging General Grant's, Colonel Bell's) and Coionol Hood's troops, who art scouring the country for them. Thoyi devote their energls to ambusuiiiifl commissary wagons and to picking ui soldiers who leave their commands.) lCvery day some wagon train Is flredJ upon, or some soldier disappears. General Whoelnr's secretary, Mr. Garrett was disarmed and slashed by a bohH man almost within sight of headquaH ters, his assatlaut pursuing him almost! into the headqu actors building. The policy of these ruffians is t make the country uninhabitable for Americans and to frighten natives Into' refraining from giving any assistance! to the Americans, as well as to compel i tho Inhabitants to support the lnmirrec:-' tlon. Frequently they raid and loot towns. The brother of the president of Imus went outside the town the other day to harvest some rloo. He wir raptured by his compatriots, accused of being a spy and executed. Only a small proportion of the Insurgent arms have been surrendered; and the problem of suppressing this guerlllV warfare. Is anything but easy of solution. Some of thu Amerlcun officnr.1 think it worse than fighting Indians, owing lo the difficulties of the country and tho trouble of locating the enemy, who resort, when hard pressed, to the "amlgo" dodffo and hide their guns. Rome of the Americans favor the Instance of a proclamation declaring all natives found with arms to be bandits, punishable as criminals, Instead of be ing treated as prisoners of war. Information has been received at headquurters that 600 Spanish prisoners have bepn shipped from Vlgan to Manila and that 1.&00 others have been assembled in Vlgan, including General Pena. Probably these are Spaniards released by General Young's troops In the Benguet district, where they were con-. centratcd by the Insurgents. "News" from Filipino Jnnts. London, Deo. 12. Router's Telegrant Company has received the following! dlrpatch from Hong Kong: "The Insurgent government (so called) of the Philippines will bo chanced to a dictatorship to contlnua, hostilities against th Americans ex-1 cluslvoly by the methods of guerilla warfare. 1 Tho Filipino army Is being split up Into small bands, the troops taking an oath before separation that they will fight until their country's rights aro recognized. A force of Unit ed States marines, who landed at v I-gan, South Ilocos Province, from th battleship Oregon, was defeated by tho Filipinos under General Tino on December 4. The Manila newspapers, despite the censorship, admit that General Lawton Is missing." Over 8,oo0 Spaniards Released. Washington, Dec. 12. The war de partment has received the ' following dispatch from General Otls "Manila, Dec. 12. Two thousand ad ditional Spanish prisoners secured In northern Luzon, making over 3,000 re leased within a month; 700 now en route from vlgan, and transports will be sent for remainder. Otis." INSURANCE!!! OHIO. , ' Ouster Snlts Against Outside Com panics JUsmlsHeil. Columbus, O., Dec. 12. The supreme: c'ourt to-day handed down a decision dismissing the ouster suits brought by the attorney general against the following Insurance companies on the grounds that they had combined to fix rates: St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company of Minnesota; Wes tern Insurance Company; British American Insurance Company; Home Insurance Company; Royal Insurance Company; Liverpool and London Insurance Company; London and Lancashire Insurance Company; North British and Mercantile Insurance Com pany; Caledonia Insurance Company; Manchester Fire Insurance Company and the Buffalo German Insurance Company. The court dismisses the suits on the grounds that the evidence does not support the petition of the attorney general. A similar suit against the lire underwriters Is still pending. Kelly In London Market. London. Dec 12. During the last hour to-day the stock exchange recovered slightly on a rumor that the Bank of France was to advance 4,000,000 in crntri tn tho Bunk of Kneland. and on another rumor that the Bank of France would advance about JEl.OOO.t'UB to French manufacturers who are Indebted in large sums to the Argentine wool exporters. ' Colombian TJprlslojj Crushed. Caracas, Venezuela, Dec. 12, via Hay- tlan cable It is announced that the Colombian government has occupied Cumana, on the gulf of Cariaco, and ths ravnhttinn ia Raid to be crushed.

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