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SCENE AT THE YALE-PRINCETON FOOTBALL GAME AT PRINCETON YESTERDAY.
WISTER RECEIVING P A FORWARD PASS, AND IN THE ACT OF TURNING WHEN HE CARRIED THE BALI. TO YALE'S SEVEN-YARD LINE.
(Photigraph by Penfleld.)
MUTUAL CASE DROPPED.
JEROME GIVES REASONS.
Blames Insurance Department —
District Attorney Jerome declares himself un
gble to prosecute the big life insurance officials
other than those against whom he has already
taken action. In a. Mutual Life report ho Is
making to Governor Hlgglns he repeatedly holds
the State Insurance Department responsible for
ts.T failure to begin action against the company.
Hr. Jerome finds, apparently, that so far as the
District Attorney's office Is concerned, every
thing that can be done has been done. The
forty-seven page report, dated November, and
m&4« public yesterday, -was In reply to the Gov
ernor's letter of June 22, 1005. Mr. Jerome Bays
In his letter that he deemed it best to defer any
eoUve ftxamlnatloa of Insurance companies until
after the Armstrong investigation, adding that
he will "now take up the New York Life Insur
ance Company." and report again to Mr. Hlg
Although Mr. Jerome states that the Truesdale
ooir.mjt'ee placed Its unsuppressed report In his
hands, ud that he retained both Truesdale
firms at accountants, "opposition" interests yes
terday characterized Mr. Jerome's brief as
"weaker than the Truesdale report," alleging
vital omissions from that report as to subsidiary
Having declared that the law "does not Im
pose duties of a vlsltorlal character upon dis
trict attorneys in reference to any class of cor
porations," Mr. Jerome pays:
The insurance law clearly devolves these du
ties upon the Superintendent of Insurance in
rupee t to insurance companies, and provides
the machinery whereby he may discharge his
duties. When, In the discharge of his duties of
Investigating the affairs of insurance companies,
the Superintendent of Insurance discovers, or
ha* reason to believe that a crime has been
committed, he should call on the district at
torney of the proper county to investigate the
Matter, but until a district attorney has dis
tinct cause to believe that a crime has been
committed It could not be tolerated in an Amer
ican community that he should put the inquisi
torial machinery of the criminal law into opera
As among his own "difficulties" he says:
Th- ruk of law that no conviction can be
"had upon the testimony of an accomplice, un
less he be corroborated by such other evidence
v tends to connect the defendant with the
commission of the crime (Criminal Code. Sec.
"•'■' has rendered It Impossible to proceed in
tiHunbei of Instances where apparently crimes
nad beer commit!
In Illustration he Kays:
Large sums of money were disbursed for so
ca^ed confidential purposes; the testimony of
tne agent handling this money that he used
pert to bribe an official would not alone be suf
ticient even to Indict. From the nature of such
traneactions it is extremely rare that any evi
dence exists except the testimony of the ac
Reverting to the Insurance Department. Mr.
**""M said another of the difficulties
■*■ which he had to contend was
the absence of penal statutes designed to meet
Just such abuses as the investigation disclosed
r^i^""'^"'" 1 '* th " to""*™* law show* that
Bo effort was made In framing it to prevent
su.h ahuses by the enactment of penal statutes
•P- !n ,ally applloable. The law tiught to !S
«*» mta abuses by conferring large nli'r,
On the question of "exorbitant salaries" Mr
:ioor-o L ° the r<Cf - n t fixing of it at
* r / t ; ilnmi:^-l to it. But, assuming
«rhaJna«. , iLT • maKes lhelr Dcts ln «"•« ease
UwSd, forbid , n h° rrovJslon !n th * insurance
Tece! Pt cEntal?. ™ make w such P^ent and
«*tote ctoSHtut I U there ln any otller
situation? V provl6lon «*!<* meets
i Oa **• M m« eubject he adds:
0 . not Bucn Payments under the cir-
ra ,°T ed to lhe crlm « of larceny
r C^^'y considered, and I £,£*
« an tho circumstances, no sound con
• ; . C"cUnu«Hl « 3 fourth page.
CE^f^ CUVEE" CHAMPAGNE.
PL ATT WILL NOT RESIGN.
Senator Says Reports to Contrary
Are Absolutely Untrue.
Senator Thomas C. Platt declared yesterday
to a Tribune reporter that he had no Intention
of resigning from the United States Senate.
There seems to be an Idea abroad among poli
ticians that later he may consider such a step,
but many say that it will not be until Governor
Hig^ins's term of office expire*.
Asked if the reports that he contemplated re
signing his peat in the Senate. were true, Senator
Platt replied: "I can't help "what reports are
abroad. I haven't any Intention of resigning.
The reports are absolutely untrue. I shall go to
Washington as usual."
Since the separation of Senator and Mrs. Platt
and the disclosures folio-wing: there has been
much talk among politician? of the likelihood of
a resolution similar to that of the last session
being introduced when the Legislature convenes,
asking Senator Platt to resign. The resolution
presented then bore especially hard on Senator
Depew. because of the insurance scandals, but
it was defated by a large vote. It seems doubt
ful to many who have talked about such a course
whether a resolution of that character this year
would fare any better.
TOMATO FOR BIG TURNIP.
Latter a Real Indian — Prepares to
Scalp Sorcery Boy.
A soft, red tomato struck Chief Big Turnip on
the arm yesterday afternoon just as a Fightseeing
automobile from the New York Hippodrome car
ried sixty Sioux Indians up the Bowery, past Hes
ter street. Chief Bis Turnip was sitting on the
front seat with Jim Gabriel, who piloted
the party on the sightseeing expedition. With,
an expreslve grunt, the biff chief arose, leaped to
the ground, and with a real warwhoop started in
pursuit of the Bowery urchin who had thrown the
There was a stamped** of several hundred Bow-
cry "kids" when the full-feathered Indian started
toward them and the crowd scattered in every
direction- The other Indians started to jump to
the ground to help their chief in case of n fight,
but several bluecoats cam* running to quell tho
disturbance. Gabriel arose on the front seat and
Ii itantly Pis Turnip stopped; the Indians
climbed back on the wagon, and the automobile
proceeded up the Bowery, but v was noticed that
the small boys that followed in its wake wire care
ful not to throw things.
WHITTIER'S DESCENDANTS POISONED.
Alleged Attempt to Kill Family. Who Be
came 111 After Eating Beefsteak.
[By T»sr«i'H to The Tribune 1
Amesbury. Mas?., Nov. 17. -The state and
local police are Investigating what is thought to
have bf-en a deliberate attempt to poison the
household of Samuel T Pickard, of this town.
Recently Mr. Pickard, bis son. Greeuleaf Pick
ard, and a nurse, Mrs. Elizabeth Dtegnan, ate
pome beefsteak, and soon afterward were taken
violently ill. It is alleged that traces of ar
e«nic- were founr*.
The Pickard fa mil v occupied the homestead of
John Greenleaf Whit t lor. the elder Mr. Pickard's
wife having V>oen a niece of the poet.
CAK PLUNGES INTO DITCH.
M. L. Metcalf Breaks Leg— To Reward New
Brunswick Hospital with Ambulance.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.]
New Brunswick. N. J., Nov. 17.— An automobile
owned by M. 1... Metcalf, of Centre street. East
Orange, speeding home from th«i Princeton-Yale
game, went Into a ditch near Deans this evening.
It was overturned and Mr. Metcalf ond his family
v. --;.- thrown out. Mr. Metcalf was helped to a
trolley car, which carried him to the hospital here,
where it was found that one. of his legs was fract
ured. He waa SO pleased with his treatment at th«
hospital that he has offered to give a new ambu
lance to th« town.
BURGLARS AT BELMONT'3 FARM.
Babylon, I»ng Island, Nov. 17.— Burglars
early this morning broke into the greenhouse on
the farm of August Helmont at North Baby
lon. The thieves entered by way of an open
window, went to the gunroom and took two
rifles arid a quantity of ammunition. The house
baa been unoccupied for some time. The rob
b. it was nut discovered until some of the ser
vants entered the house t<.-day. There Is no
clew to the Identity of the thieves.
BIG FOOTBALL BATTLE DRAW
Yale and Princeton Teams Fight in Vain to Score
in Two Long Halves.
ELI ELEVEN OUTPLAYS THE TIGERS.
Monster Crowd Sees Hard Fought Game and Brilliant Spectacle
on Princeton Gridiron.
THE GAME AT A GLANCE.
Kror««— Princeton. 0; Vale. 0.
Ground gained br nisliins; — First half. Princeton.
B3; Yale. 07. Second half, Princeton. 47: Vale. I.M.
Total. Princeton, 110: Yale. 218.
— First halt. Princeton. 9; Yale. 10. Second
half. Princeton. X; Ynl«\ 4.
Average length of nunts in yrml»— Princeton, 41;
Number of penalties Princeton, 6; Yule. 5.
Loss of gronml in yards from penalties*— Prince
ton, 65; Yale, 75.
Fir;.t downs mu4le from scrimmage— Princeton, 1;
Attendance — Tiventy-elirlit ilmmis-uikl persons.
[Ily Tel*?M'rli '■ The Tiii un« 1
Princeton, N. J . Nov 17.— The football elevens
of Yale and Princeton met in furious strife on
Brokaw Field here to-day, and played a tie
game at <• to <• For two halves of thirty
minutes ea< h the sturdy young athletes fought
up and down the field, white some thirty thou
sand persons looked on with every show of
keenest interest, and cheered encouragement. It
was one of the cleanest ami at the same time
one of the hardest battles ever waged on a
gridiron in this country, and was over all too
soon to satisfy those who. keyed up to highest
pitch, were watching the snuggle with varying
feelings of hope and despair.
When the referee's whistle ended the memo
rable gam- Yale was slowly but surely forcing
her way to a victory The Tiger* wore punting.
gasping and fighting desperately under the very
shadow of their goal posts to stem the tide and
hold the plunging Tale backs at bay, but their
strength appeared to be railing, and it can l>e
said in all fairness that it was wei: for Prince
ton that the call of. time came. Princeton bad
taken the field confident that the day had come
when revenge would be- hf-rs for the loss i>f six
games in seven years to her greatest rival, and
the outcome, even though it did nol end in de
f,. ; ,T. was a crushing blow to her high hopes.
Yale, on the contrary, took the field confident in
herself, perhaps, but with a record behind bet
this year which spelled defeat. The remarkable
strength, then, of her eleven came as a distinct
surprise even to her most enthusiastic followers.
Yale played better, surer, faster football than at
any other time this season, and with a courage
and determination which threaten danger for
Harvard next Saturday
Yale won the victory in substance if not in
fact, and with that, knowledge Yale men cele
brated, while there was no delirium of Joy in
Old Nassau. Five times Tale threatened tne
Princeton goal line. Once apparent victory
was snatched from her grasp by the call of time;
four times victory would have been possible
with a reasonably sure drop kicker. Veeder
failed miserably on three tries at a goal from the
fi.-id. and Blglow could not duplicate his goal
from placemen! which won the West Point game
for Yale. With a Harlan or a Daly or a Hudson
in the Ell back field Princeton would have been
beaten by a score of at least 10 to 0. It is a big
-if," however, although it brings little consola
tion to the Tiger camp.
Princeton came within seven yards of Yale's
goal lino once in the first half on a daring for
ward pass from Dillon to Wi.ster, and hope ran
high. A penalty for holding robbed the Tigers
of an opportunity to carry the ball over, how
ever, and those precious fifteen yards coula
not be regained. At no other time did Prince
ton threaten danger, and at no time could Har-
Ittn be called on to show his skill as one of the
best and cleverest drop kickers In the football
world to-day. As a matter of fact, Princeton
was on the defensive for the greater part of the
second half, and long before the game was over
a tie game seemed to be her only hope.
The day. the bceno, the game, will long be
remembered by each one of the thousands who
gathered around the gladiatorial-Hko arena.
The sc^re. 0 to 0. gives but a vague idea of th«
many brilliant and sensational features of a
struggle which held the attention of the color
bedecked and wildly enthusiastic crowd until
the lasi scrimmage was over. Only those who
watched the players fight up and down the
chalk marked field, the tide of fortune changing
from tim*» to time, and saw Yale's brilliant and
forceful attack and well niurh impregnable de
fence, and Princeton's dashing and spectacular
offend- and plucky and dogged defence, will
ever appreciate it as a spectacle long to be re
H<»W YALE OUTPLAYED PRINCETON.
Princeton had a good team, but Tale had a
better one, all things considered. The Tigers
hardly more than held their own in the first
half and -were clearly outplayed in the second
half. Yale gained double the amount of ground
by rushing, and Veeder outpunted Harlan. Yale
made nine ftrst downs by rushing from scrim
mage ajriiinst one for Princeton, and these fig
ures are enough to show the superiority of the
Yale teitin as a team. In the first half Yale.
gained sixty-seven yards by rushing to sixty
three for Princeton, but in the second half the
warriors from New Haven forced the fighting
and gained IS] yards to 47 for the Tigers on
straight football. Yale's total was L'ls yards to 110
for Princeton. The first naif was largely a punt-
Ing due! between Veeder and Harlan, and Veoder,
with what little air there was behind him. had
much the better of the argument. He got off ten
punts to nine for Harlan and generally gained
ground on the exchange. Veeder's punts aver
aged about forty-six yards, while Harlan's aver
aged five yards less.
Princeton was penalized six times, for a total
loss of sixty- five yards Tale incurred five pen
alties and lost seventy-five yards. These pen
alltiea were for holding, interference or offside
play, and marred the gams only as affecting a
possible advance of the bull for either tea:.!.
Princeton eeemeu" to be particularly unfortunate
in earning penalties at critical times. Two well
executed forward passes for substantial gains
were in;:«le worthless by holding, and cost the
Tigers dear. Two of Yale's penalties came at a
bad time also, although Princeton hardly profited
to the same extent as Yale lor Infractions of the
rules by tho Tigers.
The game was remarkably clean and entirely
free from that unnecessary roughness which
brought it to an evil pass last year Not a single
player was injured, and it was not necessary to
take <>ut any time for some exhausted pjftyer to
get his breath or be rubbed down, The. trainer
with his water bottle and bag, who had come to
be considered a necessity In recent year?, was
conspicuous by his absence, and there was good
foiling manifested even between two sets of
players who wore fighting in al| earnestness to
gain some advantage. There was some hard
and rough tackling, to be sure — a good deal
of it— hut that can only be expected in such a
strenuous game. The game was play*-< lin rec
ord time It began at 2 o'clock, and the crowd
was on Its way to the trains at 8:30 o'clock.
Heretofore the elevens have been usually strug
gling along In the gathering jjlocm, and the gams
would drag out for a full three hours
'That was the best game I ever saw!" was the
expression heard so many times on the way
home that it seems Idle to say again that the
revised rules have met with general and popular
favor. From a technical standpoint there are
shortcomings In the new code, and some further
revision may be necessary before the game is
entirely acceptable to the critics and close stu
dents, but from the standpoint of those who en-
Joy the sport as a sport nothing further Is re
quired, and the game as now played Is voted a
It waa a gray day, but the clouds did not
threaten rain, and the »un managed to break
through from time to time and flood the field
with a cheering warmth. There was little or no
Continued oa tcatb pax*.
ANARCHIST KILLS ROSSI.
Naples Scientist 'Assassinated by
Italian from Paterson. N. J.
Naples, Nov. 17. — An anarchist named Lagana,
who returned here recently from Paterson. X. J..
by way of London, stabbed and killed the well
known zoologist. Giovanni Rossi, of the Univer
sity of Naples, to-night, because Rossi in a re
cent lecture condemned anarchist crimes as bar
The murder has produced general indignation.
as the victim was. held In high esteem. Lagana
after the crime boasted that he was glad he
committed the deed, and said if he were free he
weald begin again on other enemies of anarchy.
all of whom already were condemned and would
be killed at the earliest moment it was p ssihle
to carry out the plan arranged by the anarchist
It was announced from London on November
18 that a dispatch had been received there from
Naples, saying that the police of Naples had
made two important arrests, thereby frustrating
two conspiracies hatched in New Jersey against
the lives of King Victor Emmanuel, the Duke
of Aosta and the Duchess of Aosta. The Italian
police received information that an emissary of
the anarchists had left Paterson. charged with
the assassination of the Duke and Duchess, and
that he had been arrested upon his arrival in
Naples. In the mean white the Italian authori
ties learned that an Italian anarchist named
Gabriel Lauzetto had been chosen by the Pater
son group to assassinate King Victor Emmanuel.
He also was arrested as he disembarked at
Naples. Both these warnings were received
from the American police.
At police headquarters in Paterson last night
it was sit id that no such anarchist as Lagana
was known in that city.
WANTS FRENCH BOYCOTT.
K. of C. Organ Proposes Reprisal
for Treatment of Church.
'The Register." the organ of the Knights of
Columbus in New York, in an editorial in th?
current issue suggests that members of that
order all over the country place a boycott on
French imports to this country as a protest
against Prance's treatment ot the Catholic
Church. The editorial- declares there are "near
ly 175.000 members in this country; that they
are mostly grown men, and every man a wage
earner of sonn standing or a property holder.'
"With a splendid organization." the editorial
continues, "they can take up this question of
material rapport of the Catholic Church's atti
tude toward, the French government, and be th*
leaders In the boycott of French goods and
manufactures. Every, Knight of Columbus can
assist in getting mombers of his own council hi
this movement. He can stop the us* of French
materials, of French goods everywhere, and de
mand that those of other manufacture be sub
stituted. , ..
"The way to bring France to a realization of
the truth that when she struck at Catholicism
in Frame she touched the hearts and sympa
thies of the millions of Catholics »outsidt? of
France,' as well as in it. is to strike at France
through It r purse. Lei every Catholic man and
woman resolve to stop entirety and absolutely
the purchase of French goods of all descrip
tions, and see how soon the French government
will feel the blow. The shrinkage thai would
follow an absolute Interdiction of French goods
by every Catholic and every person whom a
Catholic could influence would mean enormous
money losses to France, that the government of
that country would have to take cognizance of
PLANS A JOHNSON CURRENCY.
! Cleveland's Mayor Will Have His Likeness
I on Certificates of Deposit in New Bank.
[By T>!»*raph to The Tribune. 1
i Cleveland, Nov. 17. — Mayor Johnson will institute
i a new wrinkle in banking methods in the conduct
I of his new bank, the Depositors' Savings and Trust
1 Company. The bank is to issue certificates of de
posit that will be used as currency. On this cer
: Uftcate will be printed a picture of Mayor Johnson.
It is thought that many holders would rather
. keep the certificate bearing Mayor Johnson's pict
ure as a souvenir than cash It. and that there will
' be thousands of others who will deposit money to
] get the souvenir, the bank being that much ahead.
FLORIDA AND THE SOUTH.
Southern Railway the best way. Double Daily
; Service Dining and Sleeping Cars. Information
aj>plj N. Y. oOct, 371 it 1300 B'way.— Advt-
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
TALKS WITH LABORERS
PRESIDEXT'S BUSY DAY.
Reviews Fire Brigade, Inspect*
Camps and A t tends a Reception.
«~'r>lon. Nov IT. — Owins: to the recent hea\ f
rains a landslide occurred between here antt
Panama, compelling: President Roosevelt's train
to make a detour, but it reached Cristobal <-»a
The iamlslid* occurred at Parai*-v. a station o.i
the railroad *outh*ast of Empire and r
from the Tulebra cut.
All street traffic was suspended here between,
10 a. m. and 1 p. m.. In view of President Roose
velt's inspection of the town of Colon, the Amer
ican hospital and other places.
President Roosevelt reached Cristobal at 3:1.1
o'clock this afternoon and personally inspectel
the booses of canal employes, the '-amps of the
laborers, the docks and other points of interest.
The Presidential party took breakfast at Mount
Hope, where there is a large reservoir supplying
water to Cristobal Colon. When he reached tha
railway station at Colon. President Roosevelt
went upstairs into the Panama Railroad offices,
whence he reviewed the Cristobal fire brigade,
which turned on simultaneously twenty-one
streams of water from hydrants extending along
the main street from the railroad station to the
entrance to the town of Cristobal. The force of
the water, which easily carried over the tops of
the highest buildings, proved satisfactory to
President Roosevelt and the citizens of Colon.
The citizens were especially pleased with the ex
hibition, and there is no fear of the destruction
of the town by fire if such a force of water ts
After the exhibition President Roosevelt
mounted his horse, and. accompanied by Chief,
Engineer Stevens and other canal officials and
secret service men, went over the entire town.
The President was cheered everywhere.
Most of the President's time at Cristobal waa
devoted to an Inspection of the Quarter)* of the)
laborers. He talked with some of them. and
made note of their complaints, which wer»
chieny on the scarcity of West Indian food. Th»
President promised that improvements, such as
the erection of baths and kitchens, and the pav
ing of streets, would be made. When at the
commissary. President Roosevelt said be saw
no reason why the Canal Commission should not
be able to sell West Indian provisions at tha
same price as was being charged by outsiders.
This evening a reception and ball were given
on Pier No. 11, at Cristobal, in honor of Presi
dent Roosevelt and his party, by the employes
on the Canal Commission.
President Roosevelt had a conference on Fri
day night with the heads of the various canal
departments, and went on board his train at
Tivoli at S:3O o'clock this morning to begin the>
homeward journey. As the train passed Camp
Elliott the marines there were lined up for re
view. and the band played "The Star Spangled
Banner." At Gaton President and Mr*. Roose
velt disembarked and climbed the hill where the
big dar.i and locks will be located. The men of
the camp cheered the President, who made a.'
|*| the 'lay
President Ifctosevelt t>>ld The Associated Press
he was glad to have seen the canal under such.
unfavorable l'ti<'ns, jis he now could appre
ciate tho magnitude »>f the obstacles to be over
come. With «>r.e exception, he saai. he founi all
complaints made to him t> be unjustified, Ha
was pleaHftl with the condition of effe!ra an<l
the system as now established in tho zane.
Asked If he would return t>» the isthmus, ha
said he surely would whenever it was neces
sary, as he was delighted with the hoarty wel
come the people of Panama had given him.
During the last six days the rainfall has been
exceptionally heavy. On Friday the rain gauges
at Cristobal registered four and or.e-haif
inches for twenty-four hours, and at one time*
one inch fell in fifteen minutes. Th Chasres
and Rio Grande river flooded many portions of
the zone, causing several landslides. The land
slide at Parulso took with it over fifty yards of
the main track of the railroad and wrecked a
locomotive and freight train.
THE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED.
TO CHICAGO IN 13 HOURS.
Leaves New York 3.30 P. M.. arrives Chicago U»
next morning— a night's ride by the NEW YORK
CENTRAL LINES. "America's Greatest Railroad."
A dozen other ru*t trains to Chicago mad at. Lotus.