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NORWICH, CONN., THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1909.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Early Wednesday Morning at His "New York
Residence, No. 3 East' Seventy-Eighth Street
VICE PRESIDENT STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Seized with Acute Attack of Apoplexy and Died Before
Arrival of Family Physician Apparently in Normal
Health Tuesday Deceased Ope of the Most Success
ful Men of Standard Oil Group.
New York, May 19.-Henr H. Rog
ers, rice president of the Standard Oil
company, moving spirit in the organ
ization of the Amalgamated Copper
company, buildor oft railroads and
philanthropist, died tonight at his New
York re4dnce, at No. 3 East Seventy
eighth street. ,
69 Years of Age.
Death came at 7.20 o'clock this
morning, a little more tiian en hour
after Mr. Rogers had risen for the
day, after mentioning to his wife that
he was feeling 111. At 7 o'clock he
lapsed Into unconsciousness, and be
fore the family physician arrived he
was dead, apoplexy, from which he
had suffered in 1907, having returned
In a more acute form, which, in his
advanced age, 69 years, he could not
withstand. Mrs. Rogers, three married
daughters, a son. H. H. Rogers, Jr.,
and Dr. W. J. Pulley, a physician who
was hastily summoned, were at the
bedside' when the end came.
Had Been in Indifferent Health.
While Mr. Rogers' death was sud
den and unexpected, he had been in
Indifferent health since the apoplectic
stroke of 1907, and almost constantly
under a physician's care. ,
His end at this time, however, was
a great shock to his family and busi
ness associates, for yesterday and last
evening he was cheerful and apparent
ly in normal health, even to the ex
lent of going down to business yes
terday morning, where he lunched, as
usual, in the Standard Oil building,
No. 28 Broadway. In the evening he
visited the homes In this city of two
of his sons-in-law, Urben H. Brough
em and William R. Coe, where he
played with , his grandchildren, and
later returned to his home for what
proved his last earthly sleep.
Funeral Services Friday.
Final arrangements for the funeral
had not been completed tonight, but
h has been decided to hold services
on Friday morning at the Church of
the Messiah. Park avenue and Thfrfy
fnurth street, a Unitarian institution,
of which the Rev. Dr. Robert Collyer,
a lifelong friend of Mr. Rogers la pas
tor. Dr. Collyer will conduct the ser
vices, after which the body will be
taken to Fairhaven. Mass., Mr. Rog
ers' native town, for interment. Ser
. .vices will be held there in the Uni
tarian church on Saturday. The list
of pallbearers had been onjy tentative
1." sgreed upon tonight.' and accord
ingly was not made public.
Prominent Callers at the Rogers Home
The Rogers home towtght is silent,
ave for the muffled tread of prom
inent callers, who began arriving ear
OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD
On Trial Charged With Murder of a
Washington. May 19. William (Bill)
Jones, who many years ago attracted
national Interest when he attempted
to avenge the killing of President Gar
Held by shooting at Charles Guiteau,
the assassin, while the latter was be
in removed from the court house to
the Jail in this city, was placed on
trial today charged with the murder of
John A. McPherson, a former marine,
Avho was employed by Jcmes as a
farmhand. McPherson wag killed Oct.
11. 190. in Jones' home, about two
miles from this city, during a quaere!.
Jones pleaded! telf defense.
It was during Gu-iteau's trial that
Jones created a national-wide sensa
tion. One day while the trlfcl was
neaslng its close Guiteau had been
placed in the prison van to be taken to
the lalL Jones, mounted upon a splr
ited animal, dashed through the crowds
toward the wagon and whipping a re
volver from his hip pocket fired sev
vra.1 shots at the assassin, one of the
bullets grazing his head. Jones made
his escape into the country. Later he
was captured and brought back to the
city, but was never prosecuted. For
veare afterward he practically lived the
jife of a hermit on the outskirts of the
city and interest in his career was
revived only by his arrest in connec
tlon with the killing of McPherson.
MARRIED AT SHORT BEACH.
New York Sculptor Borglum and Miss
New York, "May 19. Announcement
was made here tonight that Gutbon
Borglum, the New Tork sculptor, and
Miss Mary Montgomery of this city
were married a noon today at the
residence of the Rev. Marshall Mont
gomery, the bride's brother, at Short
Beach, Conn. The wedding was wit
nessed by only the immediate relatives
and friends of the bride and bride
gromm. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. Marshall Montgomery.
After the wedding breakfast Mr. and
Mrs. Borglum left immediately for
anaaa. wnere they will remain until
the middle of June, when Mr. Borg
lum will return to receive the hon
orary degree of master of arts at
Mrs. Borglum Is a distinguished
scholar and Asoyrologist. a graduate
of Wellesley. and has the degree of
doctor of philosophy from the Univer
sity of Berlin.
ARRESTED IN PARIS.
St Louis Real Estate Operator Charg
ed With Forgery.
St. Louis, May 19. M. Dwight Fort
Tier, a St. Lour real estate operator,
was arrested today in Paris, ejccordlng
to a cable message received here by a
deteotive agency. Fortner has been
missing since February 17. He is un
der indictments on charges of obtain
ing $11,500 by means of a forged in
dorsement on a check given him in a
real estate deal, which failed of ac
ceptance. He is also accused of hav
ing forged bis wife's signature to sev
eral trust deeds anil obtaining money
thereon. ' . t
Pestoffice Cashier Charged With Em
bezzlement. Baltimore, Md., May 19. William S.
Myer, assistant cashier of the post
office here, was arrested today, charg
ed with the embesElement of $1,400.
Tie had been an employe at the post
fflct trace liSi.
OF H. H. ROGERS
ly in the afternoon to express their
sympathy to the widow and children.
Conspicuous among those who ar
rived early was Samuel L. Clemens
(Mark Twain), for many years one of
the most intimate friends of the late
financier. Mr. Clemen left his coun
try place near Reddmg. Conn., this
morning. Intending to visit the Rogers
home, only to be confronted with the
sad news of his old friend's death
when he arrived at the Grand Central
Mr. Clemens was too moved to fully
express iiis feelings.
"It is terrible, terrible," he said
briefly. "I am inexpressibly shocked."
With tears in his eyes he quickly hur
ried to the Brouglrten residence, where
he Joined a number of Mr. Rogers'
associates who had gathered there.
Directors of the Standard Oil com
any held a meeting at 11.80 o'clock this
morning, but took no formal action.
Standard Oil stock opened unchanged
on the curb, and it is understood the
condition of the Virginian railway,
which Mr. Rogers opened recently, is
such that Its prosperity will not be
John D. Ryan will probably suc
ceed Mr. Rogers in the presidency of
the Amalgamated Copper company.
Began Life as a Poor Boy.
Henry 11. Rogers was a money mak
er,' and one of the most successful
men of the so-called Standard Oil
group. He began life as a poor boy at
Fairhaven, Mass., where he was born
and retained, his legal residence there
until the day of his death.
He is variously reported as hawing
started life as a newsboy and as a
driver of a grocery cart, but what
ever his humble beginning in business,
he aohieved a success attained by only
a few men of a generation. He was
a man of many friends and an enthu
Fortune Estimated at $75)000,000.
Until recently he held the reins of
the Standard OH company consequent
upon the retirement of John D. Rocke
feller, although J, B. Archbold attend
ed to ths routine management of the
great corporation. Just how much
money Mr. Rogers leaves is not known.
His fortune is variously estimated at
from $50,000,000 to $75,000,000, which
will make his son, H. H. Rogers, Jr.,
one of the richest young men in the
Leaves a Family.
The widow he loaves is hi second
wife, his first wife having died four
teen years ago; and he is survived
also by four children, the son mention
ed, and the following daughters: Mrs.
W. E. Benjamin, Mts. Urben H.
Brought!! and Mrs. William R, Coe.
COLORED MAN FROM VIRGINIA
A SUICIDE AT BRIDGEPORT.
Valuable Gold Watoh and Ninety Cents
in Hie Pockets.
Bridgeport, Conn., May 19. Benja
min Irby, colored, aged about 60, of
Blackstone, Va,, committed suicide here
early this evening in a manner that
left no doubht regarding his inten
tion. Alighting from a westbound train at
6 o'clock, Irby walked back along the
tracks, out upon the railroad bridge,
climbed over the railing, threw his hat
at a bOj nearby, and Jumped. He
landed in mud and water to his shoul
ders, but when railroad men threw him
a rope he drew his head beneath the
surface and k-ept it there. The body
was recovered half an hour later. He
had a valuable gold watch and ninety
cents in cash.
Among letters In the pockets was
one from a brother, Robert Irbv of
Irby, Brydie & Co., Orb. Va., and sev
eral from a woman in Washington, D.
C, full of endearing terms and com
plaining of his aiieged desertion of
SUGAR TRUST DENOUNCED.
Tariff Bill in Senate Metal Schedule
Sections Agreed to.
Washington, May 19. A denuncia
tion of the sutrar trust and an appeal
for a smaller differential duty on re
fined sugar in the interest of consum
ers were the features of a long speech
before the senate today by Senator
tiay oi tjeorgia.
Mr. Paynter sought to have the duty
on linotype and other typesetting ma
chines reduced from 30' per 5ent. ad
valorem, a provided in the tariff bill,
to 10 per cent, ad valorem, but by a
vote of 85 to 43 his amendment was
All sections of the metal schedule
were agreed to before adjournment.
and Mr. Aidrich announced that to
morrow he would take up sections pre
viously passed over in the chen ileal
SHERIFF 6HOT BY NEGRO.
Black Man Pours Buckshot Into Face
of Official from Ambush.
Columbia. S. C, May 19. Great ex
citement was created at Lexington.
ten ml'es from Columbia, today, bv
the shooting from ambush of Sheriff
P. H. Corley by a negro for whom he
had a warrant and evictment papers.
Corley was shot in the face with buck
shot and is said to be dying.
me negro proDabiy will be lynched.
$200,000 FIRE AT MEMPHIS.
Large Plant of Cotton Seed Oil Com
Memphis. Tenn.. May 19. The plant
of the Memphis Cotton Seed Oil com
pany; one of the largest in the south.
was destroyed by fire early today, at
a loss of nearly $200,000, including the
machinery and stock.
A number of empty freight cars near
the building were detroved A large
amount of oil in tanks was saved.
Ralna in' Good Condition, Must Work.
Ossinlng. N. T., May 19-. Captain
Peter C. Halns, Jr., who wan taken to
King Sing prison yesterday t begin
liia sentence for the killing of William
E. Annis. was examined today by Dr.
F. B. Lettlce. the prison physician, -ho
proiiouncsd him in good physical con
dition. Warden Frost said that he
would provide Hains with work within
ev lew dy,
Pari May 19. W. K. Vanderbilt's
Chandos won the Prix Noelie at Trem
bly today, H. P. Duryea's Rose Noble
ran in the Prix Partlet, but did not get
St. Petersburg, May 19. The report
published in the Novoe Yremya May
loth, that M. Goremykin, former pre
mier, was to be appointed minister of
foreign affairs in . succession to M.
Iswolsky, was learned today to be
Constantinople, May 19. The grand
vizier has chosen a small committee
to visit Abdul Hamid, the deposej
sultan of Turkey, at Salontca, and ask
him to give up to the present govern
ment the money he has on deposit in
foreign countries. This committee will
remind Abdul Hamid that his life, was
spared ond will be spared; that the
governmont allows him $5,00 Of a
month for his maintenance, and that
it is only Just that he should return
the money drawn from the country.
It is expected that Abdul Hamid will
consent 'to this proposal.
Formal Matter Before Judiciary Com
mittee. (Special to The Bulletin.)
Hartford, May 19. The executive
nominations of Gardiner Greene of
Norwich and Marcus H. Holcomb of
Southington to be Judges of the su
perior court from dates next year whei
the present chief Justice of the supreme
court, Judge Baldwin, and Judge Rob
inson of the superior court, who will
eo to the supreme bench before he
reaches the age limit, retire because of
their reaching the age o 70, were as
signed for hearing before the Judiciary
committee this afternoon, as is the
custom in such matters.
The hearing was. however, merely
perfunctory in character and there is
of course no question about favorable
reports to the senate on these nomi
nations. There is no occasion for es
pecial hurry, though, and it Is likely
to be some days before they are sent
A persistent rumor that Speaker
Banks of the house :s to succeed Judge
Holcomb as attorney general is current
at the capitol.
FIRED WITH TALES OF GOLD.
Police Looking for Two Schoolboys
Who Left Home Monday.
New Tork, May 19. Frank E. Jill
son, an Insurance broker,has asked the
police to send out a general alarm for
his 13 year old son, Bruce Edward, who
disappeared, from his home at No. 4
West One Hundred and Eighth street,
last Monday. At the same time the
boy's companion, Harry McCullen, of
No. 69 West One Hundred and Eighth
street, left for parts unknown.
The two boys attended a pufclic
school at One Hundred and Ninth
street and Amsterdam avenue. Some
time ago they formed the acquaintance
of a Cuban boy, and the latter filled
their heads with tales of gold hunting
in the mountains Mr. Jillson believes
the boys have gone to the Catekills.
Young Bruce started for school on
Monday morning, presumably, but did
not return. In the afternoon his mother
received a letter from him in which
he said he did not think she would
ever see him again. He was tired of
studying, he wrote, and wa never
coming back home. The letter filled
the mother with alarm and a search
was immediately instituted.
ITS. LONG JOURNEY ENDED.
Thomas Pathfinder Car Delivers Let
ters to Mayor of Seattle.
Seattle. Wash., May 19. The Thom
as Pathfinder car of the New York to
Seattle race completed its long Jour
ney today at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
exposition grounds and delivered
letters from the mayor and postmas
ter of New York to the mayor end
pestmaster of Seattle.
Reduction of Wages in Fall River
Cloth Mills Possible.
Fall River. Mass., May 19. A reduc
tion in wages amounting- to eight per
cent, in the pay of 25,000 operatives
in the print cloth mills of Fall River
is possible on June 14, according to
the announcement made tonight. The
reduction is a result of the sliding
scale agreement between the textile
council and manufacturers. t
$7,500 Fire at Warehouse Point.
Warehouse Point, Conn., May 19.
Fire tonight destroyed -an ell of the
Windsor house, a laundry and three
harns connected with the hotel and a
barn owned by J. C. J. Enslee, with a
loss of about $7,500. The fire started
in one of the barns connected with
the hotel, from an unknown cause. The
loss to C. J. and E. Parsons, the pro
prietors of the hotel, is about $5,000,
and $2,500 to Mr. Enslee, who had a
cigar manufactory in his barn.
Mohonk Lake Conference.
Mohonk Lake, N. Y., May 19. The
speakers at tonight's session of the,
Mohonk conference were Senor Don
Ignacio Calderon, Bolivian minister
to the United States; Rear Admiral
C. H. Stockton, U. S. N., William 1.
Buchanan, Karl Von Lewinski of Ber
lin, and James Brown Scott, solicitor
of the state department at Washing
ton. A paper by Dr. Leo S. Rowe
was read by the secretary of the con
ference, Clinton Rogers Woodruff.
PAJAMA CLUB DANCE.
Semi-Annual Event of Well
Club Greatly Enjoyed.
The semi-annual dance given at Mil
lar's Wednesday evening by the Pajama
club had an attendance of forty couples
including friends from Har'.ford, Grot
on. Westerly and New London, all
finding the evening right up to the
standard of sociability set and expect
ed at the dances of this enterprising
club. . As usual the souvenir pro
grammes were a neat and attractive
feature, being in a rich shade of dark
green and brown, with the club em
blem in gold, enclosed in a scroll and
poppy design. During the evening it
was announced with regret by Profes
sor Miller that the club mascot was
unable to be present because of the un
favorable weather, but it was hoped to
have her attendance regularly within
a few years.
The decorations consisted of the
club banners. Mabrey served punch
'There was a very large attendance
Wednesday morning at the funeral of
Michael Murphy, which took place
from his home. No. 185 Mount Pleas
ant street, at 8.10 o'clock. The bear
ds were John Murphy, James H. Can
ty. William Casey. Peter O'Neil, John
Crimniinijs and Timothv Connor. The
bedy was conveyed to fit. Patrick's
church, where at 9 o'clock Rev. Hugh
Treanor was celebrant of a sulemn
high mass. Rev. F. L. Fitzpatrick
was deacon and Rev. W. A. Gildea was
sub-deacon. The organist conducted
the singing and during the services
Jliss A. Greeley rendered two solos.
Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.
There were many beautiful flowers.
Funeral Director Houristan was in
charge of tiw tmngeimeata.
Secretary of War
CONDITION NOT ALARMING BUT
SLIGHT FEVER ,SETS IN. .
HAVANA VISIT CUT SHORT
Secretary and Party Sailed Last Night
for the North on the Converted
Havana, May 19. The visit of the
American secretary of war, Jacob ,.1.
Dickinson, to Havana has been cut
short, owing to his illness, and' the
United States converted yacht May
flower, in which he. arrived here yes
terday, sailed at 10 o'clock tonight with
the secretary and party aboar.
Will Be Taken Direct to Washington.
Secretary Dickinson will be taken
direct to Washington. He has been
confined to his stateroom for three
days, suffering from vesical stone. His
condition is not alarming, but there
was a slight fever today, indicating
some inflammation, and the attending
physician decided that it would not be
advisable for him to remain longer in a
EVENTFUL DAY FOR MR. TAFT.
President on Historic Battlefields of
Petersburg, Va., May 19. After
driving today over the historic roads
and battlefields through clouds of
choking white dust. President Taft at
tended the unveiling of a shaft of
granite and a heroic figure in bronze
placed on the bloody battleground of
Fort Mahone to commemorate the valor
and heroism of Gen. John F. Hartranft
and the Pennsylvania soldiers of the
Third division of the Ninth corps of
the union army.
The president's speech at the memo
rial, at. the base of which" were gath-
y of the
Founding of Norwich, July 5th and 6th
ered many of the veter.uis of the Key
stone State and of the Old Dominion
who fought the battles that made the
enduring shaft significant, was a stud
ied tribute to the north and to the
south. Mr. Taft was unstinted in his
recognition of the heroic deeds of both
sides. The , "Common Heritage of
Heroism" was his theme. Enduring
good, he believed, had come from the
strife which had been inevitable. In
his later speech, however, when he had
ceased to be the guest of the Virginia
commonwealth, extempcraneousiy ad
dressing a tig and enthusiastic throng,
Mr. Taft began in a humorous vein
by twitting the governor of Virginia.
Mr. Swanson, on the rare gitt of being
able to make four speeches in one
day. Thn hesuddenly became serious
and for fifteen minutes held his audi
ence in silence as he outlined in a gen
eral way his ideas of a citizenship
which In the north and the south a'ike
should carry the country forward to
permanence of prosperity and an ever
The eventful day was brought to a
close tonight with a lawn fete and re
ception on the Center Hill - Mission
grounds. The president and his party
left late tonight for Charlotte, N. C,
where Mr. Taft tomorrow will attend
the Mecklenburg celebration.
INCREASE. OF CLERKS' SALARIES.
Bill Before Judiciary Committee Said
to Have Some Opposition.
(Special to The Bulletin.)
Hartford, May 19. The bill under
the provisions of which Judge George
E. Parsons, clerk of the New London
county superior court, is to receive an
added $500 to the salary of $3,000
which he already draws and Assistant
Clerk Norman will have his salary in
creased to $2500 has had a hearing be
fore the committee on the judicial-",
bur. there is some doubt as to wnether
these increases will be recommended,
though several Norwich lawyers ap
peared to teil the committee how dili
gently these gentlemen work and how
greatly they deserve the Increases.
It is understood here that there Is
local opposition to them, however, and
that they will not get through the gen
eral assembly without a fight. In a
year when expenses are being cut and
the state is up against it to find money
to pay proper expenses, a fight against
increases of this sort would have a fair
chance of success. To begin with, of
course, the Judiciary committee may
not report favorably on the bill.
$330,000 IN ATTACHMENTS
On Personal and Real Estate of Mrs.
Newport, R. I.. May 19. Personal
and real estate of Sirs. Aurel Batonyi,
formerly Mrs. Burke-Roche, her father,
Frank Work, and Frank K. Sturgis, all
of New York, are attached in "an ac
tion of trespass in a case of trover'
trought by her husband, Aurel Batonyi'
the papers In which were filed today at
City hall. According to the papers,
the attachments aggregate $330,000 and
are intended to cover the value of cer
tain property, including hor3e and car
riages, presents, souvenirs and other
personal effects of which Mr. Batonyi
claims that he has been deprived.
Baseball Team Composed Entirely of
Jersey City, N. J., May 19. Jersey
City is to have a summer baseball team
composed entirely of clergymen, if the
plans of the Rev. John L. Scudder.
pastor of the First Congregational
church, are carried out. It is proposed
to arrange matches with teams com
posed of men from other professions
and possibly with similar ministerial
teams from other parts of the east.
Barge Pulled Off Block Island Rocks.
Block Island, R. I., May 19. The
barge Britannia, which with the whale
back steamer Bay City went ashore
at Southwest Point on Sunday, was
filiated tonight through the combined
efforts of two tugs and thf revenue
cutter Arcadia. The Bay. City is still
on the beach.
Trolley Car Runs Down Deaf Girl.
South Windsor, Conn., May 19. Not
seeing an approaching trolley car and
not hearing it oil account of deaf
ness, Eva, the five year old daughter
of Adolph St. John, ran in front of
the car tonight and was so severly in
jured that it is thought she will not
recover. The child was taken to Uu;
THE PENALTY FOR TAKING QUAIL
AUTOMOBILE BILL PASSED
Amendment Offered Concerning Hospi
tal Appropriations Willimantie Hos
pital Geo. L. Griswold' Petition.
Hartford, May 19. The senate was
called to order at 11.15 by President
pro tem. Brooks. Prayer by Chaplain
Penalty for Taking Quail Unlawfully.
On the motion of Senator Fenn the
senate reconsidered its action in pass
ing senate bill No. 48 concerning the
killing of quail. Senator Fenn offered
an amendment that the penalty for
the violation of the law be a fine of
not lees than $1 nor more than $50,
and a similar tine for each quail un
lawfully taken. The senator said that
the amendment made the penalty the
same as that, provided for in other
game laws. The amendment was
adopted and the bill as amended
passed. . "
Reports of Committees.
Cities and Boroughs Unfavorable
on bills concerning the city of New
Haven, as follows: Making the janitor
of the police building a member of
the police department; increasing the
number of aldermen; making the may
or a member of the fire commission,
and ofthe commission on permanent
pavement. Reports accepted and bills
Railroads Favorable on substitute
hill amending the charter of the East
Lyme Street Railway company. 'Cal
endar. Judiciary Unfavorable on bill to
control the actions of prosecuting of
ficers by mandamus in cases of abuse
of powers; concerning fortune tilling;
to commit boys to chartered institu-
tlons. Reports accepted and bills re
jected. Excise Unfavorable on bill making
the revocation of license the penalty
of violating the liquor selling laws.
For a State Tax.
The committee on finance reported
favorably on a bill to Impose a state
tax of one-half mill on the dollar of
the grand list of the towns.
National Banks Savings Department.
The committee on finance reported
unfavorably on the hill for the taxa
tion of deposits in savings departments
in national banks. Senator Arnold,
who reported the hill, said the com
mittee thought the deposits ought to
be taxed, but, since the banks are
under federal control, the committee
did not see how they could be taxed.
Report accepted and bill rejected.
Automobile Bill Passed.
Senator Alsop called from the table
the bill known as the "automobile law"
or technically "an act amending an
act concerning the registration, num
bering, use and speed of motor ve
hicles and the licensing of operators of
such vehicles," which he explained on
Tuesday, and moved its passage. The
bill was passed unanimously.
Senator Blakesles explained the
bill making appropriations for the fol
lowing hospitals statutory: St. Fran
cis' hospital, Hartford, $10,000 annu
ally; Bridgeport hospital, $7,500; St.
Mary's Waterbury, $5,000.
Senator Higgins offered the follow
"All appropriations to hospitals bv
the general assembly shall be ex
pended under the direction of the
governor of the state, and the man
agers of said institutions, respectively,
for the support of charity patients
and so used as to benefit the state as
application may be made from time
to time; a report of which expendi
ture shall be made biennially to the
general assembly; provided, however,
that no part of said anoronrlations
shall be paii'. to any of said hospitals
unless the same be in Actual opera- I
uimzaa Baiue oe in Actual opera-
tlon. unless the purpose for which an
appropriation is to be expended is for
a building and -is so specified In the
act making such appropriation. It
is expressly provided that none of
such hospitals shall charge of receive
more than four dollars nir week for
I the care of any patient when such ex
pense is to be paid toy the state, ex
cept in the case of patients suffering
with comagious diseases or when be
cause of the greater care- required a
greater weekly compensation is agreed
upon by the comptroller in behalf of
Senator Holzer said that Bridgeport
hospital ran behind in its expenses
though it charges $5 a week for char
Senator tiakeslee said the amend
ment did not affect local paupers It
referred to only state pffiipers.
Sefiator Middleton suggested that
the bill and amendment.be tabled and
that the amendment be printed.
The bill was tabled in accordance
with Senator Middleton's suggestion.
Passed Appropriating $5,000 for
the use of Fort Griswold tract commission-
appropriating $11,250 for ex
penses Incurred in ordering out the
troops -for attendance at the funeral
of Governor Lilley; authorising the
railroad commissioners to order brakes
on street railway cars; allowing the
highway commissioner $1,500 for
traveling expenses and $15,000 for
office expanses; Incorporating the Tol
land County Street Railway Co., to
lay a track from Stafford Springs to
the state line, a distance of thirteen
miles, and providing that its capital
stock of $50,000 which may be increas
ed, to $500,000, shall be paid for in
cash or its equivalent in property.
Tabled Concerning construction of
highways; amending the charter of
the New London County Mutual Fire
Insurance company; authorizing the
c'tv of New Britain to issue sewer
and street bonds; concerning the sale
of eggs; concerning grants Jo Con
necticut Pomologlcal society; provid
ing insurance on state capftol.
The house was called to order at
11.15 by Speaker . Banks. Prayer by
the house chaplain, the Rev. Franklin
Finance Unfavorable comerniirn
the taxation of corporations,' known
Lidj Jeassue, grandson of King Men
elfk, was chosen heir to the throne
Strong Opposition Continues in' Bel
glum to the sale by King Leopold of
The New York Ice Companies have
decided to stop selling 5-cent pieces to
The Republican Club's Committee
of One Hundred declares for fusion
in the coming New York municipal
It Wat Reported that a Japanese
warship would be sent to Bering s'a,
owing to seizures of sealers by Amer
ican and Russian vessels.
The French Parliamentary commit
tee appointed to investigate rejioited
naval scandals denounces methods of
the construction department.
Announcement Was Made of the
present plans for the establishment in
Mesopotamia of the largest Jewish
colony the world has ever seen.
Striking Bakers of New York have
announced that they were preparing to
open twenty-five shops and that they
would sell bread at cost during the
Julian W. Swift of the wealthy Chi
cago family of that name, and Miss
Mary E. Miller of I-afayette. Ind.,
eloped in an automobile to Hoboken
and were married.
Attorney General Wickersham halt
ed the investigation of the Muskogee
(Okla.) town lot fraud cases, upon
receipt of charges affecting the official
conduct of the federnl prosecutors.
Negro Passengers paying the same
fare as white passengers cannot be
legally discriminated against in the
way of accommodations, according to
the ruling of the interstate commerce
Secretary Meyer has issued an order
which practically suspends for an in
definite period the order of ex-Secre-tary
Newberry that Rear Admiral
Goodrich should act as general in
spector of navy yards.
HARVARD'S NEW PRESIDENT.
No Ceremony When Abbott Lawrence
Lowell Succeeds Charles W. Eliot as
Head of University.
Cambridge. Mass., May 19. Abbott
Lawrence Lowell, who for the last ten
years has been Eaton jrofessor of the
science of government at Harvard, as
sumed the presidency of the university
today as the successor of Charles W.
President Lowell tjjfhk up the direc
tion of the university, which President
Eliot relinquished yesterday after forty
years in . office, without ceremony,
walking quietly to the president's desk
on the. second floor of University hall,
where he plunged resolutely into a
mass of correspondence.
Next October the university will for
mally inaugurate President Lowell with
elaborate ceremony. It is expected
that within a short time, possibly at
commencement next month, the alumni
of Harvard will show its appreciation
of ex-Preident Eliot by presenting
him with a fund sufficient to enable
him to live with every possible com
fort the rest of his life. It is said that
the fund already 'amounts to over
$130,000. It is now expected that the
university will confer upon him the
degree of LL. D., which he does not
hold from Harvard, and make him a
as the corporate excess tax. Report
accepted, bill rejected.
Appropriations Unfavorable on
amending an act concerning public
money for evening schools. Report
accepted, bill rejected.
Education Unfavorable concerning
the attendance of children in the pub
lic schools; -unfavorable concerning
schools. Reports accepted, bills re
jected. State Prison .Unfavorable concern
ing sessions of the board of pardons.
F.eport accepted,, bill rejected.
Order of the Day.
At 11.30 the consideration of mat
ters at the foot of the calendar was
taken up as- the order of the day.
The resolution raising a commission
f Investigate and report concerning
the improvement of rivers and har
b"rs in the state was also tabled to
retain its place.
The bill concerning the use of muf
flers of exhausts on moti r boats was
passed after being amended by Mr.
Bishop of New Haven.
Substitute for house bill No. 142
concerning the board of pardons was
aPai" tabled for the foot of the cal-
tnJar; also the proposed act concern
ing the pensioning of school teachers.
An act amending an act concerning
real estate liable to taxation was
passed after being explained by Mr.
Dean of Glastonbury.
The petition of George L. Griswold
of Groton f'J restoration of forfeited
ite-hts. was explained by Mr. McKach
rie of Putnam. The house concurred
with the senate in adopting a favor
able report on the petition under sus
pension of the rules.
Willimantie Hospital Again.
While the house was enraged on the
order of the day, Mr. Smith of Wind
ham moved the reconsideration of the
senate bill. No. 42, passed Tuesday,
making appropriations for hospitals.
This includes an appropriation of
$5,000 for St. Joseph's hospital of Wil
limantie. Mr. Burncs arose to a point
of order, asking if the measure could
properly be reconsidered while the
house as engaged on the recular or
der of the day. The speaker ruled
that Mr. Smith's motion was out of
order. Mr. Smith asked for the sus
pension of the rules relating to the
order of the day.
Mr. Chamberlain of New Britain
said he could see no reason for re
considering. The motion to suspend the rules
When- the house, later, suspended
the order of the da-, Mr. Dormitzer
of Woodbury again moved the recon
sideration of the bill.
" Mr. Chamberlain once more opposed
reconsideration, saying St. Joseph's
hospital will get all it is entitled to.
Mr., Dunn of Willimantie made an
impassioned Plea for $.0t'0.
Mr. Dormflzer asked it it is true
that the sum given to St. Joseph's
is less than to any other hospital.
Mr. Chamberlain said It is true.
The motion to reconsider prevailed
91 to 49. ,
A motion to table was lost. On mo
tion of Mr. Malone of Bristol the
house adjourned before further ac
tion was taken.
At 1.20 adjournment was taken to
Thursday at 11.15,' The Willimantie
hospital matter will be the first tiling
to come up.
Meriden Carpenter Felt Four Stories.
Meriden, Conn.. "May 19. Kgbert J.
Youn, a carpenter, fell four stories
from a building today and Pt the hos
pital it is feared that his ipine Is fractured.
CAUGHT IN DANGEROUS ICE JAM
One Mile Ofl Mouth of the Harbor of St John's,
ALLAN LINE STEAMER MONGOLIAN
With Hundreds of Fassenger; on Board, Lies in Hazard
ous Position Increasing Wind would Drive Vessel
Ashore to a Total Wreck-At Midnight the Mongolian's
Fosition was Unchanged, Weather Holding Good.
St. John s. N. F., May 19. The Al
lan lino steanu-r Mongolian,' hound
from Glasgow and Liverpool for St.
John's, X. F., Halifax, X. K.. and Phil
adelphia, with hundreds of passenger
on board, was caiiKht In, a UutiKeroun
ice Jam one mile off this harbor late
today anj tonight was in a hazardous
position. H is feared that if the wind
increases before daylight the Mon
golian will bo driven ashore ami le
ctme a total wreck. Should such nn
accident occur. It Is thought the pas
sengers can escape by walking over
the densely packed li e. ,
Rescue Steamer Also Imprisoned.
Just returned from the ice-pncked
waters of Belle Isle strait, where she
had been abandoned by hr crew and
later rescued, the coastal steamer
Prospero also lies wedged In the I.e.
between the Mongolian and the shore.
Yhe Prospcro had lieen despatched bv
the agents of the Allan line here wh n
the plight of the Mongolian became
EVERY CLUE RUN DOWN.
Additional Reward for Capture of Mist
. Regester't Murderer.
Providence. R. I.. May 19. The pitlii e
department practically came to a halt
today in their search for the murderer
of Laura K. Register, the Cranston
woman who wa strangled on Reser
voir avenue last Monday night. Every
possible clue they said today hail been
run down snd Chif of Instiertois f S.
Horton stated that the situation was
Far.lv this . afternoon Gov. Aram Js
Pothier announced through the, Ass'
ciated Press that he has offered a re
ward of $500 for the apprehension of
the murderer. This makes the reward
$1,250. Five hundred dollars Is offered
by Mayor Henry Fletehei of Providence
and $250 m ire by Charles W. RegeMter.
father of the murdered woman.
While creating a disturbance today
at the factory where Miss Regester
worked before her death, a man who
said his name was Eugene Van and
that he came from Searboro, Me., was
arrestn He was held until inspectors
could trace his movements during the
past few weeks. I.ate today a .iiiad
f.f police left the Seventh station to
search for a bundle which several
young women claim thew saw a man
throw Into a clump of bushes near
where the body was found early in the
morning after the murder. They claim
that the man acted strangely.
PARIS STRIKE MAY BE FIASCO.
Voted by Hotheads Against Better
Judgment of Conservative.
Paris, May 19. The life of Paris w as
In all respects normal today, and the
general strike decreed by the General
Federation of Labor, to begin this
morning, with the building trades,
promises to be a huge fiasco. The
movement, which was to be followed
by strikes on the part of all the other
trade unionists of France, was voted
by the hotheads against 'he better
Judgment Of the conservatives who
realized that the time was not ripe
for such action., and that the whole
proletariat movement which had been
preparing for so long, was likely to
bo compromised for years to come
Mor -over. it was learned this morn
ing that the strike had been voted by
representatives of the minority. Only
eighty-two out of a total of 1x0 union
delegates favored the movement, and,
with the exception of the building
trades and the ehctririans. these del
egates represent the least powerful of
the syndicates. The terrasslers. or
diggers, who were to have thrown
down their picks and shovels at noon,
are demoralized and undisciplined by
reason of a number of futile striki s
since they wire at work on the met
ropolitan subway, several years ago,
and it Is reported that u section of
the electricians is in revolt ae-ainst
the arrogant domination of "Kine"
Pataud, secretary of the Electricians'
Only a fraction of the diggers and
masons quit work at noon, and the
meeting held this afternoon was at
temted bv not more than 1,500 men.
Nevertheless, the speeches delivered
bv tile p-aders were highly intlanima
tory. They assured their followers
that the "mobilization" of the prole
tariat had begun and soon ' would
bweep everything 'before it.
M. Pauron. the principal agitator
among the postmen, has been dis
The government now regards tin
agitation as purely revolutionary, and
as foredoomed to failure. The develop
ments of this afternoon are expected
to furnish the first test of the extent
and seriousness of the movement.
A soldier on duty at a branch post
office was attarked last night and al
most stabbed to death by three dis
MICHIGAN BUDGET FOR 2 YEARS
More Than One Million Dollars "Over
the Previous One.
Lansing, Mich.. May 19. The bier
mat session or tne .un nigan legisla
ture, which will close tonight, adopted
a budget of $10.313.4.'I9 for the two
years beginning July Is; next. Of this
amount there will be sprea 1 on the tax
rolls this year $5,812,319 and in 1910
$4,501,120. The budget of the session
of 1907 was $9,07S.2T?.
Among the larger appropriations in
the new budget are: University of
Michigan, $1,310,575: Soldiers' home at
Grand Rapids. $3.",0,"00; . six Insane
asylum.. $1,914,321; five prisons and
SMALLPOX IN NEW HAVEN.
First Cose in Six Years Patient Re
moved to Pett House.
New Haven. Conn., May 19 Tli-
first smallpox oa-e in six years devel
oped here tonight, when John Wtut
tiugtoii. colored. 2S year old. living
at 73 Broad street, was found to have
the disease. Wlttingtou was taken to
the pest house and a close watch plac
ed on those who were exposed. Wit
tlnmon does rnt know where lie con
tracted the disease.
known. In an attempt to reach tli
big-vessel and take oft the puKretiaere
and malls. The little Memiier had
Just passed the harbor mouth, after a
continuous liattle for every foot of
pr.'xres, win n the 1. e birritr lann!
Inipremiable and further headway
liniios.iil.lH. There she kept company
during the niglit with the greater
fclranier Mongolian, which was equally
hdpless in the unrelenting grip of the
Weather Continued Good t Midnighf
At a late hour tonlnht the weattm
(omlitionx bad not -heeome more er(
oils mill the Indiratioim were that the"
Ice Held would keep the steamer Ini.
prisoned for several lns. The Mon
gol!an' position remained unchanged
The Mongolian "an built in Gla-.
K w in 1190 lor the Allan line. Mil
has a gross toniiHite of 4. Ms, anil il
net cuiiu. ity of tons. She Is 2S.!
feet loim; hn a lt-e8,ith of 45 feet ar4
a depth of ,'!4 4 feet.
TEN NEW HAVEN FIREMEN
OVERCOME BY GAt
While Fighting a Blaze in the Moderi
Clothing Company's Store.
New Haven, Conn., May 19. Tri
flrrmi n were overcome ill a Huhborfc.
e-eliar fire under the Modern Clothlni
company's store, on Church street, to.
night. The lu.-w. w hicli w ill amount t.
about $!Z.00O. was on the rtix k of thf
clothing company and the Mock In the
basement of Xotkin's drug store, ad
joining, and was caused principally
by water and smoke.
The fire is supposed to have been
starter from crossed electric light
wires, which melted the gas connec
tions, filling the cellar full of g.ie. It
wan this gas that overcame the fire
men. Captain Redmond of Company
No. 1 was the first to succumb to thu
g.is. and was taken to the hospital,
where he was brought to, and ill
probably not suffer any serious effect'..
Four mere men were t.iken to tin
hospital, but all will he out tomorrow.
The oth"r five were removed to the
tire houses, where they speedily re
covered. CONNECTICUT SONS
Twenty-fifth Annual Division En
campment at Bridgeport.
Bridgeport, Conn.. May 19. All the
division ollicer and a largo proportion
of the delegates have arrived for the
251 h annual division encampment o
the Sons of Veterans, wlilch will open
here tomorrow morning. As a prelim
inary t( the encampment, the vMtora,
together with Kdgar Allen, Jr., of Hlch
mmiil, Va.. national commander In
chief, witnessed this evening the Ini
tiation of a elans cf l'S reerults into
Franklin Bartlett Camp, the nnildcr
In'g work being done by Grfftln A.
Stednian camp of Hartford. Much
Interest Is taken In the corning elec
tion of officer, and several spirited
and close contests are In prospect.
Of Central Conference of Congrega
tional Churches Held at Meriden.
Meriden, Conn., May 19. The semi
annual meeting of the central confer
ence of Congregational i hurt he w as
held at the First church here today,
and was one of the most Interesting
and In many ways linortnnt meet
ings the c oiu'erence has ever held,
Ahout 100 tb-legatre were present trom
twelve of the fourteen churches In the
tonfereiiee. The moderator wa Dea
fen David N. Camp of New Britain.
The principal business was transacted
at the evening scspion. when It was
decided that the next meeting shall
be held Willi the Kirst Cong regutloiuil
church iu Southington. The pro
gramme committee appointed I Itev.
Buy F. Carter of Southington, William
11. Catlln of Meriden and Rev. S. A.
Fiske of Berlin. The conference
preacher will be Rev. Dubois II. Loul,
pastor of the Center Congregational
church of this city. Stanley Wells of
Newington was appointed the commit
tee on church reports.
In the afternoon a great deal of
time was spent In discussing the rec
ommendations from the nation.il con
ference. There are ten of the rec.
oirimeridatlons and they all have to
do with the politv of the churches
and conferences. They were present
ed by Rev. Joel S. Ives and was fol
lowed by a great deal of discussion.
It was decided to take no action but
to refer the entire matter to a special
ci'nmiltie which is to report with rec
ommendations at the next meeting of
the conference. The following mem
bers wire appointed 6n the commit
tee: Rev. A. J. Ioril. Meriden; F.
M Cmvles. Walling Cord: David N.
Camp, New Britain; Rev. F. W. Meier,
New Britain; Rev. Herbert Mary,
HUGE RAILROAD MAP OF U. S.
Prepared by St. Paul Railroad Co, for
Golden West Exhibition.
Chicago, May 19. A railroad map of
the United States, seid to be the larg
est ever sent abroad, h.is been shipped
by the Chicago. Milwaukee and St.
Paul railway for exhibition at the
Golden West and American Industries
exhibition in London. It Is forty-even
feet nine Inrh.-s long and thirteen feet
six inches high, I painted m colors on
transparent cloth and Is illuminated by
electricity. Twenty transparencies of
scenes along the St Paul are shown.
Hypnotitm in Chicago Show Windows
Chicago. May 19 The piaeth-e ef
hypnot i7.ing women, boys or men and
placing them In show windows lor long
pHi kid 10 advertise theater where
hypnotists are apiai i,K hns been pro-hibit-d.by
Hi fedlce. They fear the
practice iiiixh! result In the death of
the subject sliuuld fire break out where
the exhibition was held.
Bank Robbers Secured $6,000.
Lincoln. Neb., Mav 19 Ban fib
ber ocnrei $6.(xio from th Cairo
state bank lawf night, demolishing the)
safe and building.