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J::::: ; IV uv ::::r - VOL LI. NO. 119. NORWICH, CONN., THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1909. PRICE TWO CENTS. fciMiii SUDDEN DEATH Early Wednesday Morning at His "New York Residence, No. 3 East' Seventy-Eighth Street 1 1 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 WOULD-BE AVENGER OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD On Trial Charged With Murder of a Farmhand. 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 Mary Montgomery, 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 Princeton. 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 station. . 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 affected. 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 siastic yachtsman. 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 country. 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 the writer. 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 rejeoted. 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 schedule. 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 pany Destroyed. 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, Cabled Paragraphs. 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 a place. 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 without foundation. 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. " HEARINGNTuDGES. 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 in. 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. Known 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 and wafers. FUNERAL. Michael Murphy. '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 Dickinson III CONDITION NOT ALARMING BUT SLIGHT FEVER ,SETS IN. . HAVANA VISIT CUT SHORT Secretary and Party Sailed Last Night for the North on the Converted Yacht Mayflower. 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 warm climate. EVENTFUL DAY FOR MR. TAFT. President on Historic Battlefields of the South. 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- 250th ANNIVERSARY 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 glorious future. 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. Aurel Batonyi. 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 Clergymen. 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; llanioid hospital. Connecticut . Legislature THE PENALTY FOR TAKING QUAIL .UNLAWFULLY. m 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 Sexton. 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 rejected. 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- CELEBRATION tlons. Reports accepted and bills re jected. Excise Unfavorable on bill making the revocation of license the penalty of violating the liquor selling laws. Bill rejected. 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. Hospital Appropriations. 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 ing amendment: "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 the state." Senator Holzer said that Bridgeport hospital ran behind in its expenses though it charges $5 a week for char ity patients. 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. Calendar. 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. The house was called to order at 11.15 by Speaker . Banks. Prayer by the house chaplain, the Rev. Franklin Countryman. Committee Reports. Finance Unfavorable comerniirn the taxation of corporations,' known Condensed Telegrams Lidj Jeassue, grandson of King Men elfk, was chosen heir to the throne of Abyssinia. Strong Opposition Continues in' Bel glum to the sale by King Leopold of art collections. The New York Ice Companies have decided to stop selling 5-cent pieces to small consumers. The Republican Club's Committee of One Hundred declares for fusion in the coming New York municipal campaign. 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 strike. 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 commission. 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. Eliot. 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 professor emeritus. 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. Forfeited Rights. 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 was lost. 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, Newfoundland. 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 SITUATION PERPLEXING, 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 perplexing. 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 by failure. 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' union. 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 missed. 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 charged postmen. 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 reformatories, $nJ,1siO. 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 surrounding he. 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 at niidiilkhl. 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 OF VETERANS. 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. SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING. 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, Newington. 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 Prohibited. 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.