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VOL. LXIL, NO. 320.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ARTICLES OF WAR .
READ TO FLEET
Men of America's Greatest
Armada Deeply Impressed
on the Eve of De
parture. SHIPS LIFT ANCHOR TO-DAY
President Arrives at Eight o'clock
This Morning, ami by Noon
Will be on Their
Old Point Comfort,' Va., Dec. 15.
The Pacific bound fleet will leave to
morrow morning on its journey
through the Straits of Magellan, en j.
route., as the official order reads, "for
the west coast of the United States."
The president is expected at Hamp
ton Roads en the Mayflower shortly
after 8 o'clock. His fronting will be
timed as near that hour as possible
without preceding, for salutes cannot
be fired before 8 o'clock, under the
From the time the president's yacht
easts anchor in the interior of the
fleet, events will more rapidly. Rear
Admiral Evans, commander-in-chief
of the notable "American peace ex
pedition" will board the Mayflower to
pay bis respects to the president and
will be Immediately followed by the
other flag and commanding officers of
the fleet. The reception will be brief
eitu a more or less informal one. The
reception snd the journeys of the ad
mirals ami captains to and from the
Mayflower are expected to take up
wards of an hour, and half an 'hour
will be consumed in lifting anchor and
taking position for the start. This, , it
Is expected,, will he about 10 o'clock.
Two hours later the last of the vessels
will have cleared the Virginia capes
and turned southward. The review of
the passing fleet by the president will
take place near Thimble shoal light
house, ten milce down the bay, and
should be ended at 11:30 a. m.
On shore the hotels are crowded en
tirely beyond their capacity by wives,
sweethearts, officials and friends who
have come to ray good bye. Many of
these will have to sit up throughout
the night or lounge as best they, can
In the chairs of the hotel lobbies. :
The clearing weather was unexpect
ed and gratifying. A .smiling sun Is
predicted fr-r, to-morrow.
Pbore liberty for the sailors ended
at 10 o'clock this morning and at that
"hour the enlisted force of each ship,
numbering nearly a thousand men to
the company, ws lined up at quarters
to listen to the reading of the articles
r.f war. The men seemed deeply im
pressed, as they also were with more
'personal words which came in orders
from Admiral Evans, the commander-in-chief
and from the rear admirals
on board the three divisional flagships.
Every msn was told that his duty
was to his country, to his rfag and to
his s-iperlor officers. The bluejackets
were cautioned ;to uphold the dignity
of the uniform when going ashore at
South American parts, and always
to conduct themselves In an orderly
e.nd sober manner.
After the articles of war had been
read the chaplains of the several
ships read the Bible at divine wor
ship. ' ;
Some belated stores were placed on
teveral of the ships to-day, a vast
quantity of plum pudding going to
the messes of the Georgia and the
"We could not take on another
pound of provisions," said an ofiicer
to-day, "unlefs we followed the very
bad example of the Russians, who
were caught with the eight-inch tur
rets stuffed with hams."
Several scouting parties were ashore
to-day looking for scrubby pines to be
used as Christmas trees. Nearly all
were successful and the little pines
will be carefully stowed away until
Trinidad is reached on Christmas
A number of yacXfs came into the
Roads to-day with pleasure parties
UP TO MILES NOW
Have Given Him Information
on Saloon Conditions.
While the new law regarding back
4 '" "-" "
, j effect some weeks now no prosecutions
. have occurred in this city as yet for
violations tnereoi. cmei oi r-jine itm, Th(5 barg(J Enh, Mrmre Rank oft
Cowles stated yesterday that the police ; w,,8on. Po)nt fter the captain and his
have made a thorough inspection of w.0 had bCPn faken off by the P. S.
the layout of each, place throughout j Anott The Savannah, the third barge
the city and that the report has been , brpflk o0Sf, wa.s lifting out Into
handed in by Prosecutor Niies. Anyj1ne Bf,linfl wi,nn Bne was caught and
action thereon, he states, Is up to that towpi baek to-tha Point.
chief is of the opinion that
t there are many places In the city
I 'which do not comply with the law ac
S lenrding to his interpretation thereof.
I I In regard to restaurants and lunch
II rooms as a method of getting around
Hhe law he does not think it will be
effective, as he states the keepers will
S !be cbliged to maintain a genuine
U'.nch room wnere people win actuany
Jbe served and not an apology for one.
In other cases the pretense of a lunch
room will not be regarded.
l ' .77, ..... ," nrnnwrn'1 Sherman avenue. They discovered
j jAVERILL WILL HtUUVth 'two jugs containing about four gallons
' . 'of, whiskey and a decanter, v.-hile a
I 'General's Condition Leads Physician ! half dozen empty Jugs were also found
h to Express Hope. tin the house. No one was being serv-
If Washington-Conn.. Dec. lo-There Is led when the police arrived, nor did
W that General H. O. Averitl will I they find any patrons in tha house.
(Wove- In. the opinion of his physi- Th police have a story that Valente
"i'lan His condition to-day was re- i Pays some nf hls men ln Part . by
a jported as showing improvement
-daughter Clara, who is also ill with
J .the typhoid, was reported more com-
4 fortable to-day.
a j . .
j .' WOOLEX MILLS JfOW RUSHED,
f Mystic, Dec. 15. The Green Mans-
5 lille woolen mill Is running five hours
-Overtime each day to fill orders,
! Young Man Attempts Union of Souls
by hilling Self and Sweetheart.
Cleveland. Dec. 15. To practice his
understanding on theosophy on the
! union of soul., Boris Minoff, a Bulgar
ian designer, attempted to kill Jessie
Schroedor, 13 years of age, and then
committed .suicide. Minoff 's body was
found shortly after midnight. The
girl's parents objected to his lovemak
ing. The law, also, was a barrier. De
nied a legai marriage, the young man
thought of soul marriage. Minoff
boarded with the Schroeders. Last
night he sent all the members of the
family except Jessie . to the theater.
Minoff studied ills theiviophlcal books
until a late hour and then, with a
handkerchief, chloroformed the girl and
himself. . The girl will recover. . .
DR. CLARKAT ST. PAUL'S
Missionary .Secretary Tells of Knslern
Rev. Dr. ilnfus Clark, of Detroit,
seuetary of the Episcopal 1'oard of
Missions of the Middle West, p-eached
yesterday morn rig at St. Paul's church
speaking on the "New Era en the Pa.
eific" He made reference to the onen
Ing up of the eastern countr cs an.l l.h-.
work of the ehmch In those field-. He
also referred to the departure of the
mike any comment, however, o.i li:;
politicil significances, tie spoke es
pecially of China and Japan.
In the evening, Bishop Van Purer, ot
Porto Rico spoke on the progress of
the missionary work in that field. His
report of steady progress of tha werk
was very encouraging.
HUMMEL IS DYING
Lawyer Sent to Penitentiary
for Conspiracy Collapses
in Jail. 1
EXPIRATION OF TERM NEAR
Disbarred Attorney Not Expected to
" IjIvc Out His Year's
New York, Dec. 13. Abraham Hum
mel, the lawyer, who is serving a
year's sentence In Rlaekwe'.l's Island
penitentiary fyr conspiracy in Hie
Dodge-Morse divorce case, Is near
death from kidney affection;.' according
to prison physicians. ;
The dlsbanvd attorney c iilapsed yes
terday soon after exercising , in the
prison yard and several physicians, were
called in to revive him. Dr. Mats, the
resident physician, said to-day that
Hummel's condition was such that he
was likely to die at any moment. Hum
mel 's sentence will expire in a few
President Roosevelt Sets Out for
Hampton Roads in Mayflower.
Washington. . Dec. 15. President
Roosevelt, accompanied by Mrs.
Roosevelt and a notable company of
guests, sailed on the naval yacht May
flower from the Washington navy yard
at 3:07 o'clock to-day for Hampton
Roads. The president, as commander-in-chief
of the United States navy,
will give the command to-morrow
which will send'th? Atlantic battle
ship fleet on Its cruise to the Pacific.
On the Mayflower he will lead the
ihips through the Virginia capes, then
give way to the flagship Connecticut
as the double line of sixteen battle
ships set their course southward. Thus
will begin v. hat the president has
planned to be the supreme test of the
American navy. The announced des
tination of the fleet is San Francisco
hay. but whn and where the cruise
will untimately end seems yet a mat
ter for the future.
BARGES LOST IN SOUND
Three Breali Away from Tow Two of
South Norwalk. Dee. 15. During the
fierce storm which raged along this
coast las n I, Tht three barges of a
string of eighteen in tow of tugs Elmer
A. Keeler and D. P. Arnott broke away
from the tow which was lying at Wil
son's Tolnt t" ride out ;"ie storm, and
drifted on, towards the open water's of
the sound. On? of the barges, the El-
;h.r.h ,v-nt dn-n n Fisher's Island.
cantain of the barge, nts true ami
; (he)r lKht.fiays old baby being taken
1 0f by ,ll( tng, p. g. Armott just in
All the barges were coal laden and
bound for New Haven. The string put
In here Friday night last.
POLICE VISIT VALENTE
Italian Contractor's House Yields
Four Gallons of Whiskey.
On suspicion thBt Illegal liquor traf-
fic was g0ng oa inside patrolmen from
I the Howara avenue station yesterday
j afternoon entered the house of Pas-
lauale Valente. an Italian contractor, at
' providing them vMtn liquor. A war-
rant will prouaoiy ue issuea ior nts
C OLO.VEl, ASTUH 11,1,
New York, Dec, 15. Colonel John
Jacob Aslor is confined to his home on
Fifth- avenue with a severe attack of
grip, which threatens pneumonia.
IN PACIFIC TRIP
A French Opinion That its Ob
ject is to Answer Japan
on an Equal
EUROPE'S GOOD WILL NOTED
Loudon Belief That President Roose
velt Would Never Otherwise
Strip Atlantic of the
Paris, Dec. 15. The . departure to
morrow of the American fleet is occa
sion for a few fresh comments here on
American-Jap jne.se relations.1 French
cplnion from the iirst has fcotn divided
into two camps. The majority In
Franco share the Pacific officiil out
look that Japan cannot talo umbrage
.it the cruise and lh.it, whi.'e tin sit
uation contains elements of danger,
the differences between the two coun
tries are sure to be amicably adjtc-ted.
The other camp, supported by a sec
tion of the press, has insisted through
out that the real issue between the
United States and Jap'.tn arises not
from troubles in San Francisco, but
because of Japan's inordinate ambition
to control the Pacific ocean which, it
persisted in, will make a clash sioner
or liter inevitable. The recall of Am
bassador Aoki they regard as confir
mation of their suspicion, and they
point to the fart that negotiations on
the immigration question are now
practically at a standstill:
A well known foreign publicist said
to the Associated Press to-day: "It is
now almost an open secret tn diplo
matic circles that the American fleet Is
going to the Pacific to enable the Unit
ed States to answer Japan upon an
equal footing. It Is an elementary
measure of prudence until Japan
shows her hand. If she entertains no
ulterior motive, the immigration ques
tion will soon be settled."
The Prerse remarks the coincidence
between the departure of'the fleet and
the rumor that Japan is seeking a new
loan in London and Paris.
Tapnn Cannot Take Umbrage Move
inent I'ull of Significance.
London, Dec. Pi.-There Is no change
noticeable In the view taken by the
morning newspapers of. the Pacific,
cruise, which, they declare, cannot be
regarded as a menace to Japan, while
they Insist upon Its historic import
ance as marking the rise of the Pacific
The Dally Mail editorially describes
the cruise as a movement, the full sig
nificance of which will only b
stood by posterity.
The Dally Telegraph admits that no
body ran foresee the date or the cir
cumstances of the fleet's return. It
says that some weak points naturally i
will be disclosed, but. that. It will be a
surprise if the American navy falls
short of the highest standard of efB-clonej-.
"The policy that has directed the
cruise," pays the paper, "may be, wise
or unwise, but. it. emphasizes to an ex
traordinary degree the president's firm
conviction of the permanence of the
good relations between the 1'nlted
States and Europe; otherwise he would
never venture to .send the whole" avail
able naval strength of the United
States to the uttermost parts of the
The Outlook, a weekly publication, on
the other hand, discusses the political
significance of the movement. In a
lr ng article It says;
"The building up of the states In the
Pacific' .slope, the annexation of Ha
waii, the growth of American com
merce In the far east by tlie purchase
of the Philippines and the rise , ot
Japan have reacted upon the destinies
of America with ever-increasing in
tensity. As"a possible battle ground
in the future It Is no longer the Atlan
tic, but the Pacific that claims Ameri
The Sunday Observer says that it is
difficult, to b'dleve that the Pacific
cruise of the lAmericsn fleet is dictated
by purely professional reasons. "The
plain fact is," says the Observer, "that
ths cruise is a political reconnaissance
of force in view of the rise of Japan."
The Sunday Times dwells upon the
personality of Count Hayashi, tire Jap
anese foreign minister, to whom the
full recognition of Jananesp" immi
grants Is a mattpr of life or death, He
is net the man to be frle-htened at the
rllspateh of the Pacific fleet, says the
Times find It adds; "If he Ignores the
move for the time being, he will plod
on until he succeeds with powerful re
monstrances or can see no issue but
Cruise Contrasted With Rojestvensky's
St. Petersburg. Dec. 15. The depar
ture of the American fleet evokes In
tense Interest here. It has occasioned
much newspaper comment, the strength
and preparedness of the Americans be
ing strongly ccntrasted with that of
Rojestvensky's souadron on its ill
The newspapers are unanimous In
their conviction o? the far-reaching ef
fects of shifting the naval strength of
the tnltjd States from Atlantic to
The Novoe Vremya does homage to
what it terms "a bold Rooseveltlan
utroke," "The squadron." It says, will
actually serve aa the best guarantee of
peace by checking the elation of orlen-
The paper points out that the cruise
cannot fall to profoundly Impress the
Latin-Americans, thereby leading ad -
ditional weight to the Monroe doctrine.
ofTs'ucffn!nnse on TnCaS
nian shores will vnstlv Incre-joe the P..
Bpcnslbliltlea of the federal government
as It Is Inevitable that It will produce
wdf ko sentiment and feed the flame
of race feelinsr ln the Pacific coast
Abe Hummel Near Death.
Newspaper Man Killed by Train
Viist Increase in Immigration.
Articles .. War Head to Fleet.
Danger Scented ill Pacific Trip.
An t'orisiim in Persia.
JlS'U'on j,-jri. jn Toronto.
Anti-Clerical Protest in Rome.
Banks Re-openlug in Kansas. .
Colonel Astor Onite III.
Puritan Sunday in New York.
Ten Inches of Snow at Winsted.
Woolen Mil's Rushed at Mystic.
Peculiar Train Accident at Mil ford.
Osn. AveriH Will Recover.
Passengers Storm-bound at Winstead.
Inopudiary at Large at Plainfield.
State Engines for Ctlna.
Penniless, a Waterbcry- Man Suicides.
Barges Lost in -tim .Sound.
P'Hrlen Attacks Saloons with Fervor.
Plivwlenl Exams, for Captains To-night.
Italian Contractor's House Raided.
Sideroom Prosecutions I n to Niles.
Rev. Mr. Brown on Perplexing Jap3.
Memory of Wlilttier Honored.
SI. Aloyslus Elects Officers.
Bishup Van Buren Speaks on Lepers.
Rain and Snowfall Heavr.
Scotch Societies Elect Officers.
Tad Jones Improving.
Nutmeg Club's Card Ready.
V. M. R. C. Bowling Averages.
Clan MeLeod Bowlers To-night.
Waidcr Cornel! Captain.
Hubers' and Watts Bowlers.
Intercollegiate Regatta June 27.
' KVKXTS TO-DAY.
"Turned IV nt the Bijou.
"Jack the Giant Killer" at Poll's.
"The Scout's Revenge" a, the N. Haven.
Vladimir DePachmann at Hyperion.
One Hundredth Anniversary of
Poet's Birth Observed in
FROM MANY STANDPOINTS
Dr. Mcl.nne as a Poet of Free
dom Rev. Dr. Iieets as a
Toot of Religion.
Whlttler's birthday, the hundredth
anniversary of which takes place Tues
day, was celebrated In several of the
churches of the city yesterday.. Whll
tler, of the Nevv Knglmd poets, was
one of the most religious and It was
for this that man:' tributes, were' paid
him throughout! the stale yesterday.
It was on "Wlilttier. tb" Poet of
Freedom'.' that Rev. Dr. YV, Y. f"I.,ane
spoke m the plyro.if bttreh yorr
day mnthK. 'a the course of the ad
dress ho rerlt'd several of Whlttler's
best known war poems.
O.'ie of the most interesting parts ot
Dr. MePane's address was the account
of what happened In New Haven con-
temporanettsly with Whlttler's editor,
jrhlp of, The A"' Shivery Weekly, "The
! Freeman." Cerrftt Smith, a strong
nltrtltMnntel snrnkftlv rnmf to Mw Hfl-
.vpn nn(1 spokl, in lbn Plymouth etnirch.
then on Cliureh street at the. present
Bijou 'th- a tec. Hp sonke strongly fav
orable to the abolition of slavery and
Iwns mobbed and hooted until he had to
stop spenklng. I'r. MeLane said that
it. was strange to think of this happen
ing in a mrthern town like New Ha
ven, but sentiment here was very
strong at that time.
Other, qualities of Whlttler that Pr..
MeLane spoke about, were, his love of
nature and his love for children.
At the Dwlaiit Place church last
night Pr. I.eete leetttred on "The Poet
Whlttler as a Preacher of Religion." In
spits of the bail walking there was a
large attendance. Pr. Peete gave se
lections from Whlttler's poems which
showed bis deep religious belief (and al
so gave accounts of different happen
ings ln Whlttler's life which empha
sized his writings.
Professor William Lynn Phelps Is la
ter to deliver n. 'lecture on Whlttler and
his work as a poet.
PECULIAR TRAIN ACCIDENT
Two Wheels OH Track for Three Miles
Tear t'p Ties and Cut Rail Bolls.
New Mllford, Dee 15. Traffic ove" ths
Berkshire division of the Xsw fork,
New Haven & Hartford railroad was
tied up for the greater pirt cf the clay
as a result of a minor accident to the
tender of frclcht train No. ll"o, bound
from Plttsfleld for New Havei early
to-day. Two wheels of one of the ten
der's trucks slippe rifrom the rai's and
ran along for about three and a half
miles before it was discovered. The
train was stopped at Boardman's
bridge, Hbove 'this place when it was
seen that the tender was bumpln3
along. A search revealed ths trouble,
and to find out any possible danvige a
brakeman was bout to search the
track. He found that the derailed
wheels had cut the bolts from the
plates holding the rails together am!
had torn out the tics. A further
search by the tnln crew showed that
the damage extended three and a half
miles bark. Two big track gangs were
brought here and put to work respik-
Ino- 'anrl rphnHtm thr rails Tn (hn
mniimv(.rai fi.M "...air,. an;i'
one passenger train were held up here
nnttt Uitr. t n tha rlnv n hAn tVit. .limawt.
had been repaired sufflciently 'to allow
the stalled trilns to crawl
the stretch of iron.
KILLED BY A TRAIN.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 15. George F.
Fiske, a New York newspaper man,
formerly of Philadelphia, and Pitts
burg, and recently press agent for the
Jamestown exposition, was strtifk and
killed by a. Pennsylvania railroad train
.mo ono rmr- IV Tnrovin
I $1K!.O0n riRri I TOF.OMO.
1 Toronto, Ont.. Pec. l.i. Damage td
! the extent of nearly JlSO.nnn wds cans-
i f d by two firM "hWh broke m,t at a"
1 early nour on Minnay morning. 1 lie
j Elliot Paper Bex Manufacturing com
! panv's factory and three houses ad
. ". , , . ... .
Molnl"S 'crn destroyed and the Wood
jbine Planing mill.
Remarkable Growth of Country
by Assimilation of For
eigners in Past
1,285,349 NEW IMMIGRANTS
Brought With Them $23.000.000
Austria-Hungary Pools Lis!
Japan's Delegation Has !
Washington, Dec. 13. Immigration to
America during the year ended June
30, 1907, was vastly greater than in
any previous year In the history of the
United States. This fact, with all Its
interesting and important details, is
placed in. strong light in the annual
report of Frank T. Sargent, commis
sioner general of Immigration and
naturalization, which was made pub
lic to-day. Commissioner Sargent says:
"!An army of 1.2S3.S49 souls, they have
come drawn hither by the free Institu
tions and the marvelous prosperity of
The report contains in tabulated
form every phase. of information bear
ing upon the question of Immigration,
and In submitting this carefully com
piled data. Mr. Sarjrent says:
''The immigration for the year 11)07
exceeded that of 11106 by 184, fill, and
that for tno year 1905 by 258.830. or an
increase of over the year 1906 of more
than 17 per cent., and over the year
lf05 of more than 25 per ornt. During
the fiscal year 1906, 12.432 aliens were
rejected at ourports; during the past
year 13,064, an Increase of 632; hence
the total number of those who .have
sought admission In 190", viz., 1.29M1.V
exceeds the number who applied in
1906, viz.. 1,113.167, by 185,246.'
Commissioner Sargent says it is. of
particular significance that many im
migrants ianded at ports in the south
during the past year. He refers es
peeially to a party of 437 Belgians an
excellent type of Immigrants landing
at Charleston, S. C, having been in
duced to go there, by the state author
ities. The increase of immigration to
the south, the commissioner sjys, "(s
directly connected with the growing
desire of the. southern Mates to draw
within their boundaries a.4iuwher of
the better elsss. of IWliiiglants, '"-i
Of peculiar significance is the table
which shows th number of Immigrants
from each foreign country, together
with the, increase or decreases hs com
pared with the previous year. Twertty
seven countries showed their increases
and eleven decreases. The tide of Im
migration from som of the countries Is
Indicated by the following figures:
Austrla-Hungard, 3HM52, Increase 73,
314; Bulgaria, 'Servla and Montenegro,
ll.?59, increase 6,693; Frauce, 9.731, In
crease 345; OermaVt empire. 37,8(17; In
crease 243; Greece, 36.5S0, increase 17,
(i9t; Italy, including Plclly and Pardina,
2S5.7S1. Increase 12,611; Russian empire,
and Finland. 25?.94S. Increase 43,278;
Turkey, 29,767, Increase, 11,257; Eng
land, 56,637, Increase 7,146; Ireland, 34
530, decrease 465; Scotland, 19,749, In
crease 3.S74; Chtna, 961, decrease RRS;
Japan, 39,226, Increase 16,391; British
North America, 19.91S, Increase 14,855;
West Indie. 16,659, incre.ise 3,033.
Interest natjrally attaches to the
proportionately large immigration from
Japan. While the exclusion laws have
rendered practically nil the Immigra
tion from China, the Immigration from
Japan, although relatively not great,
has trebled in the past year. This in
crease is significant, too, because it
comes in the face of regulations adopt
ed by the American government, with
the assent of Japan, which, It was sup
posed, would curtail the Immigration
or Japanese to this country very ma
terially. Its chief interest to the people of the
United States consists In the question
as to whether or not our ability as a
race to absorb foreign elements is not
on the verge, at least, of being over
taxed. The total amount of money brought
into the country by arriving aliens was
$25,599,893. or an average of almost $20
A table showing the outward ,passen-
?er movement was greater than in any
preceding year for which statistics are
available The total numher of cahtn
passengers was 224, $93 and other than
cabin 344.9S9. The aggregate number
of outward bound passengers, 569,882,
was 73,145 larger than in 1906.
UPRISING IN PERSIA
Firing on Parliament Results from
Shah's Reactionary Proceeding.
Teheran. Persia, -Dec. 15. Popular
agitation against the delay in the ex
ecution of soldiers who recently' mur
dered two shopkeepers here, reached a
climax to-day in hostile demonstra
tions on the streets, firing on the par
liament buildings and the resignation
of the cabinet. The shah ordered the
j "() Alia Ed Doweh. the
demanded an explanation of the shah's
action and Is sitting in permanent ses
sion until an answer is received.
It is supposed that the shah Is act
ig under the influence of the reaction
aries. The city is ln a state of siege. The
banks have closed and the palace, the
legations and the consulates are under
guard: Cessa.?ks are parading the
streets and the out'ook Is ser.ous.
RANKS ARE RPOPEMNti.
Kansas City. Pec. 15 The Union
avenue Bunk of Commerce, which was
'obliged to close by the suspension of-
'the National t'anK nt commerce, jrui
re-open for business to-morrow, -f All
the Email banks carried down l.v
National Rank of Commerce's fatllnre
h-ii-fl nrtvv hf-pn reh.il-itlftntprl A
.... . w .. ' S
Bulgaria Charges Greek Gangs Willi
the 289 .Murders in October.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 15. The Bulgar
ian government has sent a note to
Russia, answering the recent represen
tation by the Russian minister at So
fia about the activity., or Bulgarian
bands in Macedonia. The note denies
that the residents of the principality
are participating in those activities ana
says that Bulgaria reposes entire trust
in the powers to introduce adequate
reforms in Macedonia. It suggests the
employment of European gendarminie,
the officials of which shall be empow
ered to replace the. Turks in the ad
ministration of the province".
Bulgaria launches a counter-complaint
against Greek gangs composed
of Cretans, which, it declares, arc car
rying on a propaganda of flro and
sword. The statistics for the month of
October show that 289 persons .were
Kept from Freezing by Feeding Snow
to Locomotive. Tanks.
Winstetl, Dec. 15. Ono passenger
train and two freights on the western
division of the Central New England
railway were stormbound all last
night at Copake, Mt. Rega and Boston
Corners, N. Y.', by reason of the
heavy snow storm and were not re
leased until after the jirrival of a spe
cial train from this point with a gang
of workmen this morning. The pass
enger train was bound for Millerton,
N. Y. In order to keep the fires going
the firemen were oompelled to feet
snow into the water tanks.
SLIM CHANCE NOW
Civil Service Board Unlikely to
Get Physical Reports
TWO CANDIDATES FAILED
Most Prominent Named Ones, How
ever, Are on the List to See
Alt-hough the civil service boird has
appointed this evening . for' another
meeting in the expectation that action
could be; taken on the eligibility of the
sereoaijw .who took the exiCJiutlons
ladSylonth Tor ihe"SnjTaTn-ey, It ia'lifiC
pib-ible that the list can be made Up
to-night. !; The board will not be able
to make its list put until the result bt
the1 physical examination by . Dr. Sea
ver bis been reported, "and it wasi
learned yesterday that, some of the ap
pointments for examination by him
have been made for this evening, so
the result will probably not be ob
tained until to-morrow at least.
As far as ran be learned not more
than two of the ten candidates who
tried the mental examinations failed,
and if these who have been most prom
inently mentioned for the choice, all
will be eligible on the mental part, at
.least. ' 'Sergeant Dennehy, it is stated,
stood highest on the examination and
all the other sergeants Who tried from
central Gibson, Tlghe and Smith, all
passed. There was a report. last night
that Sergeant Williams of Station 4
was one of the candidates who failed
to qualify. i
The fight for the position is an in
tensely hot one and it is said that five
of the candidates have ea.ch reason, to
believe they will have backing, in the
brinrd. If this is true there is prob
ability of a deadlock on the board. In
fact it. Is possible that no attempt will
be made to reach a vote on the ap
pointment, until the new board comes
into office ln February, in which case
the choice will probably be a democrat,
as in case , party lines are drawn there
will be a deadlock and tne matter will
go to Mayor Martin for determination.
What candidate .he will favor Is not
The regular' bi-monthly meeting of
the commissioners will be held to-morrow
night and the list may be in by
that time, thought this Is unlikely, un
less the civil service commission': gets
the reports to-night or lields a. session
early to-morrow evening. It seems to
be (he opinion that the matter of an
election will not. be taken up this
month in any case.
MISS STARR NOT AT CHAPEL
Local Interprelation Made of a Re
mark in "Rose of the Rancho."
An amusing incident happened at the
pttrformance of The Rose of the Ranclio
at. the Saturday evening performance,
that brought a roar of laughter and a
burst of unexpected applause from the
Yalo coutingent present which was
very large. It. happened in the first act
when Padre Ontonio, the superior of
the Mission of San Juan Bantista. was
twitting Juanlta, La Rose del Rancho,
(Frances Starr!, because of her newly
got tc-n love for Kearney, the govern
ment agent, (Charles Rlchnian). She
had forgotten all else because of him
and the padre "pointed bis finger at
her as he said, half seriously and halt
In fun, "I did not see thee at chapel
The, Y'ale side of ths remark was
seen at once and the reference to
"chapel" was applied to Battell.
Miss Starr wat given many 'curtain
calls at the end of. each act. After the
second . she modestly tried to get out
of responding to the calls
"speech" by pulling David
who was present, on the stage.
Belasco said he was delightedthat the
audience bad taken Alias Starr to their
hearts and arms. "We all think a great
deal of her." hi' said.
Later Miss Starr expressed her
thanks for tUa appi eriat Ion. The the
ater was rrowueii in spue oi tne storm.
I.OGD KEVLIM II VS RELAPSE.
London. Dec. 15. Lord Kevlin. the
who h been 111 or
has- a seri'iiif re-
; Eome ti,1:e F-
SADDENS NEW YORK
Closed Amusement Places and
Weather Make the City Ap
pear Like a Deserted
AMUSEMENT BY INJUNCTIOr
M. C. A. Meeting
Expurgated, is 1
Allowed I'olini Maintain Saloon's
AYcre All Tightly Shut v
Arrests in Brooklyn".
New York, Dec. 15. Enforcement or
the Sunday closing laws and the ele
ments combined to-day to make a Sun
day as "blue" as the strictest Sjb
batharian could wish.; The amusement
promoters generally kept their places
closed and an overcast sky, raw air
and bad walking shut .in thousands
who in lieu of other entertainment
would gladly, have, found recreation in
the parks. ; Broadway, which last Sun
day when the closing law was enforced
was the scene of a picturesque parade,
was almost deserted. The restaurants
benefitted by the changed conditions.,.
The theatrical managers made no at
tempt to test the decision by Justice O'
Goruvan and will await relief by which
a more liberal Sunday ordinance which
they expect the board' of aldermen to
pass next Tuesday.
A few places of amusement, danc
ing academies and roller skating rinks
which had fortified themselves with,
injunctions which forbade police in
terference did a big business and a
few arrests were made for violations,
but these were exceptional. ,
The police contend that they ' also
kept the saloons closed. Several exehie
arrests wer made In Manhattan mid in
urooRiyn liitrty saloons , were closed
and their proprietors or employes ar
rested. 1 '!.,
Magistrate Crane tn-day refused . to
hold four prisoners who had been nt
rested for atlowing a Saturday night
dance to last Into Sunday morning. H
declared that, the law was not designed
to prevent dancing or niiislo on Sun.
day. Theaters, however, he believed
should be closed on the Sabbath.
INDIGO SIIftDAVS EI.SBWHERK. .
Troy, N. X,. Dee. 15. All theaters ' . .
and places of amusement in Trey were ;
closed to-da.y for tne first time in ob
servance of the Sunday law to that
effect. Previous to to-day fourteen en vrff''
terpfises depending mainly on inoylrvr
pictures and vaudeville feat'Jres,11!! j)
zdja. the. .gHnjflacejgjition 'i"li:!tii-Ti$iiifc
-New. Orleans, Decl 15,To jet'emT
alcoholic drink In Mew Orleans to-day
identification of pome sort was very
generally necessary, 'phose who Could
produce satisfactory proof of inten
tions were admitted past saloon doors,
many of which were otherwise secure
ly locked. '
GREYHOUNDS CREEP IN
Signs of the
New York, Dee. 15 -Seven traps-Atlantic
steamships due here- yesterday
crept into port to-day with their sides
and superstructures showing convinc
ing evidence of the fury of the con
thfual storms they met. ;
1 The belated Anchor line steamer As
toria reached here after a -tempestuous
trip, during: which , her . machinery
broke down and she had to lay to for
twenty-four hours. Several coastwise
steamers which started ' for Southern
ports yesterday and were turned back;
by the storm and forced to anchor In
Sandy Hook bay for shelter, sailed to
day when the gale blew itself out. The
skippers of all incoming ships to-day
reported gales and heavy weather. .
I.a Lorraine, of the French line, had
a rough voyage and her passengers
were permitted on deck only occasion
ally.; She ran into heavy seas which
kept her decks covered. One day she
made only 191 miles. '
JOSHUA COIT, YALE '53. DEAD.
' Winchester, Dec. . 15. Rev. Joshua
Coit, treasurer of the Massachusetts
Home Missionary society, died sudden
ly at. his home here to-day.. H Was
born in New London, Conn., In 1832 and
graduated from Yale in 1S5S.
Washington.' Dec. 15. New England,
snow in north, rain in south portion
Monday; Tuesday, partly cloudy, fresh
variable winds, becoming southwest.
Eastern Kew York, fair on the coast,
snow in the interior.. Monday; Tuesday
partly cloudy, fresh southwest to west
Observations at United States weath
er bureau stations, taken at S p. m. yes
terday, seventy-lif th meridian time.
'. Wind. . :
Tern. Dir. Vel. Pre, Weath.
Bismarck. . .
Boston.. . .
Cleveland. . .
Denver. . . . .
. 8 ft
Hatteras .. ... 48
iNanuicKet. . . .
i N. Orleans. . . .
! New York. .. .
Providence. . .
LOCAL WEATHER REP
New Haven, Dec. '
I Temperature .
Wind velocity ,1
; Minimum temperature,". '
! Maximum temperature.
Minimum last vcar '
- t Maximum last year
L. M. TARR, Local
P. S. '
Hili Water ,' '