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PRICE TWO CEXTS. NEW HAVEX, COXX.. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER iO VJ05 THE CAEBIXGTOX PUEUSIUXG CO. NEW YORK MILLIONAIRE ENDS LIFE BY SHOOTING WILLIAM R. TRAVERS, SON OF THE WALL SWEET OPERATOR. Fonnd Dead la His Bed by Maid Had Placed Muzzle of Revolver In His . Mouth and Sent Ballet Through HU Head His Wife a Sister of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr Separated Three Years Ago Had Lived Entirely Alone Since. New York, Sept. 29. William R. Tra vers, a millionaire, son of the Wall street operator William Travers, com mitted suicide to-day by shooting him self through the head in his apartments In Madison avenue. The suicide is not explained, Mr. Travers being in Rood health and the possessor of a large for tune. Mr. Travers married Miss Lily Harrlman, a sister of Mrs. W. K. Van derbllt, Jr. The couple separated three years ago, Mrs. Travers going to Paris to live. Mr. Travers was an uncle of Mrs. Clarence Mackay. He had two Bisters, Mrs. James Wadsworth of Gen esee, N. Y., and Mrs. Walter Gay, now living in Paris. Since his separation from his wife he had lived entirely alone with the care of a valet. When Mr. Travers rose this morning he appeared to be in excellent spirits, and after breakfast told his valet that he would not require his services dur ing the day. Shortly after noon a maid found Mr. Travers lying dead on his fced with a revolver by his side. He had placed the muzzle of the weapon In his mouth, sending a bullet through his brain; He left several letters all rela i ting to .business affairs and, giving no clue to the cause of the suicide. Mr. Travers never engaged in any business foccept when about six months ago, as n experiment, he became a partner in the banking house of Hugh Edy, .the Iffalrs of which, however, engaged Ut ile of his time. Mr. Travers was for-ly-nlne years of age and a member of Hie Knickerbocker, the New York Ath letic and Tennis and Racquet and nany other clubs. Newport, R- I., Sept. 29. 'News of the micide of William R. Travers, which was received here to-night, caused great surprise . among has acquain tances. Mr.. Travers was well known among the cottagers and business men of Newport His legal residence was In this city, and hjs property holdings here amount to $75,000 He was always a, prominent figure at the Newport horse shows and, frequently participat ed In other society events. He had no ouse in Newport, but owned a bunga low on the Ocean drive. INGENIOUS SWINDLING SCHEME. Patrons of Chicago Department Stores Victims of Thief. Chicago, Sept, 29. George H. Moore, known to the police under three names, Is under arrest here on a charge of lar ceny and obtaining money under false pretenses. The scheme adopted by him, the police declare, was a most in genious one. Moore would obtain employment with one of the department stores, and learn the names of the patrons of the store who had charge of accounts and the amount of goods usually bought by them in a month. He would call at their homes and say that he had come to collect a bill. He thus succeeded in swindling many pa trons out of hundreds of dollars. HURT IN RUSH. Trinity Sophomore Knocked Uncon sciousOne Rib Broken. Hartford, Sept. 29. In the annual fush between the freshman and soph omore classes of Trinity college to night Carl Ritchie of Hartford, a soph omore, was knocked unconscious, and suffered a broken rib. The accident happened at the start of the rush and when Ritchie's condition was seen the hostilities were declared off. This morning the "bulletin" rush was held and the freshmen won. his rush consists of an attempt to tack a notice on the bulletin board, which is defend ed by the sophomores. . The notice was tacked on by the freshmen after a rough struggle. SUPREME COUNCIL, R. A. WINS. Within Its Rights fn Increasing; As sessment Rates. Toronto, Ont., Sept. 29. In the action of W. Barlow against the supreme council of the Royal Arcanum to re strain the order from increasing its rates, Justice Street to-day declared the defendants were within their rights in making tie changes and therefore binding en the plaintiff. Detroit, Sept 29. At a meeting here to-day of a committee of Michigan members of the Royal Arcanum it was decided to raise $75,000 to fight in the courts the sliding scale of rates re cently adopted by the society. Twin Tunnels Completed. New York, Sept. 29. The twin tun nels to connect New York and New Jersey, started twenty-seven years'ago, but abandoned for a time because of engineering problems which it was thought could not be overcome, were" completed to-day. Two Hundred Cansht In Raid New York, Sept. 29 Police with axes chopped their way through the walls into a pool room in University place to-day, and captured 200 men in the toom FEARED FINANCIAL COLLAPSE. Real Reason Disclosed for Japan Con eluding; Peace. Tokio, Sept. 29.Notwithstanfling the silence of the government, the real fact is disclosed that Japan made peace at Portsmouth in fear of a financial break down. The war proved more costly than had been calculated, and the rice and cereal crops seemed doomed to failure. Instead of sunlight and warmth during the month of August, when the crops ripen, there was continuous rain and exceedingly cold weather. While some improvement may still be in store it is certain that the rice crop prom ises to be, from fifteen to twenty per cent, below the average, . and far be low last years' crop, . when it was marvelously large. Six months more of war would have meant very hard times, for the masses of the people are very poor, and rice is their bread and meat. BUSINESS BOOMS ON CLYDE. Orders for Over a Hundred Thousand Tons of Shipping London, Sept. 29. Orders for 100,000 tons of shipping have been placed with Clyde builders during the present month, while 44,000- tons of new ships were launched during the game period. The boom is due to the expectation of a great increase in the Far Eastern trade, now that the war is over. The Scotch iron and steel makers are filled up with orders, and new work can only be placed at an advance of $2.50 a ton. The wages of the workmen are rising. MAY COT OUT NEW ORLEANS PRESSURE ON PRESIDENT NOT to visit cur. American Public Health Association Opposed People Satisfied That He Has Not a Shred of Fear but May Not Ask Hlin to Come Situation Improv ing; Forces Battling With Scourge to be Reduced. -? New Orleans, Sept. 29.--With the steady improvement in the yellow fe ver situation there is expected to be a gradual reduction, beginning next week, of the forces now employed un der the auspices of the government in the struggle to eradicate the disease. Some increase over the) very low rec ord of the preceding four days was shown in to-day's report of new cases, but in view of the fact that popula tion to-day is much larger than it was a month ago, the .'percentage of sick ness is considered exceedingly small. The day's deaths showed a decline." The feeling of uncertainty regarding the visit of President Roosevelt still exists and there is some apprehension that the decision of the American Pub lic Health association to have a com mittee communicate to the president its sentiments of opposit'I6n to ithe visit at time may cause the cuttlng'out of New Orleans from the present trip. Public opinion is almost a unity In believing that the president personally has not a shred of fear in connection with the trip. Any announcement, therefore, that the visit has beeri deferred will be attributed to the pressure that appar ently Is being brought upon him. It is promised that a decision will be given finally on Monday. The yellow fever report to 6 p. m. to day follows: New cases, 28; total to date, 2,969. Deaths, 2; total, 886. New disease centers, 6. Cases under treat ment, 243. Discharged, 2.340. A CHRISTIAN TWENTY YEARS. Surgeon General of Japanese Navy Proud of It. 1 Detroit, Mich., Sept. 29.-Surgeon Gen eral Suzuki, of the Japanese navy de clared with affecting earnestness and sincerity before the railroad Y. M. C. A. international convention to-day that he had been for twenty years a Christian. Very proudly he added that his wife and five children shared'his belief. He had not urged the question of re ligion in his family, he said, having trusted it to the guidance of God. His eldest son had been the first to become a convert, having been Interested at first through an accidental visit to a Christian meeting while walking along the streets of Tokio. Next his wife had been converted through the influence of her son, and all the family had follow ed in the steps of these two. General Suzuki declared his faith in the Christian belief of the future life, saying of his little daughter who was recently drowned: "I believe she has gone to our own kingdom." i British Steamer Overdue. Manila, Sept. 30 The British steam er Chang Sha, of 2,300 tons register, belonging to the China Navigation Co., which sailed from Hong Kong to Ma nila, was overdue thirty-six hours at noon to-day. A number of American passengers and considerable mail were aboard the steamer when she sailed. The agentsof the navigation company say the vessel must have encountered the recent typhoon. Stowaway but Ten Years Old. New York, Sept. 29 Five boys, one of them only ten years old, arrived here to-day in the Italian liner Ligu rla as stowaways. The lads stole aboard the ship at Genoa. Great Iccuurg Stranded. New York, Sept. 29. 'Passengers ar riving on the Lucania from Liverpool, to-night told of sighting a monster ice berg stranded on the banks off New foundland. BAD AUTQ AH OCCURS IN FAIRFIELD TWO YOUNG MEN THROWN OUT AND SERIOUSLY IN JURED. Machine While Going at. High Speed Strikes Carriage of Winfleld Bouten, of Norwalk, Who Saves His Life by Jumping H. A. Pontius, of Bridge port, and E. P. Zimmer, of Water bury, Occupants of Car, Rendered Un consciousAuto Blows Up. Fairfield, Sept. 29 While going at a fast rate of speed about 7 o'clock to night an automobile in which were two young men collided with a team driven by Winfield Bouten of Norwalk, who was returning to his home from Bridgeport where he had been on a visit. The automobile struck the car riage a glancing blow on the side, the man at the wheel being unable to clear it, as he failed to see the carriage diiiv en by Mr. Bouten until he was almost upon it- Mr. Bouten jumped and prob ably escaped death, as his carriage was smashed almost to splinters. The automobile was sent up in the air by the force of the collision and turned over before it again struck the ground; The occupants, two young men, .were rendered unconscious, but came, to in a short time and refused to give their names to Dr. W. H. Donaldson, who attended them. In the pockets of one of the young men, as he lay uncon scious on the ground. Dr. Donaldson found letters addressed to "Edward I. Tuttle, city treasurer." "; The automobilists were young men, paid well for the care given them, and boarded a trolley' car for Bridgeport Their automobile was badly wrecked and later caught fire after an explo sion which was heared, it is said, for two miles. The remains of the ' ma chine were abandoned and the town was obliged to cart them away. Later it was learned that one of the men injured in the accident is H. A. Pontius, manager of the branch office of a cash register company in Bridge port. The companion of Pontious in the car was a man named Zimmer, of Waterbury, who was badly bruised and shaken up. Mr. Pontious' injuries con-, sist of a severe scalp wound, in which several stitches were taken, and a bad ly injured ear, it being feared that the drum is broken. He was also severely bruised. At a late hour to-night his temperature was very high. The autor mobile, which was valued at $1,600, was the property of Mr. Pontious, and was uninsured. Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 28. Mr. and Mrs. Elon P. Zimmer, local agent for the National Cash Register company, " left this city on an early afternoon train to-day bound for Bridgeport, where they were to join friends on an automobile trip. It is presumed that Mr. Zimmer is the man referred to in the Fairfield dispatch. SOCIALIST SPEAKER ARRESTED. Charged With Obstructing Merlden Streets Unable to Get Bond. Meriden, Sept. 29. Joseph P. Camp bell of Philadelphia, a representative of the socialist labor party and the indus trial workers of the world, who came to this city a few days ago to speak on the public streets, was arrested to night while addressing an audience of 200 people. He is charged with ob structing the city streets and sidewalks and breach of the peace. Campbell applied to the chief of po lice during the day for the services of two policemen to keep the street Clear around the square where he was to de liver his lecture. The chief advised him to first get a permit from the mayor to occupy the street square. This Camp bell ref used to do. He had talked about ten minutes to the crowd when he was placed under arrest. He insisted that as this was a free country he' had a right to speak when and where e desired. Bonds of $100 were asked for his release, which had not been fur nished up to a late hour to-night. OBJECTIONABLE I'OST CARDS. Postmaster General Renews His Cam paign Against Them. Washington, Sept. 29. Acting Post master General Hitchcock, In a circu lar mailed to-day to all postmasters, has renewed the campaign started re cently against objectionable post cards. He has called attention to the rule which bars from the mails every card bearing a picture or language that is obscene, indecent or improperly sug gestive, and has constituted every post-, master a judge of this character of art. If there is doubt as to the Indecency of the card Mr. Hitchcock is to act as the highest court. The use of the malls for pictorial cards has become so extensive that the department says it has extended the comis valentine sea son over the entire year. Most of the complaints come from persons who have been the recipients of vulgar cards mailed anonymously. i CARNEGIE SUGGESTS ALLIANCE. United States, France and Britain to Safeguard World's Peace. Paris, Sept. 30. The Echo de Paris this morning prints an article signed by Andrew Carnegie, In which the wri ter argues in favor of an alliance of the United States, France and Great Britain for the safe-guarding of the peace of the world. The author de nominates the countries named as "the three republics, two uncrowned and one crowned," PRINCE LOUIS' VISIT. State and Navy Departments Begin Preparation of Reception Plans. Washington, Sept. 29. By, direction of the president the state and navy d? parfnwnts have begun the preparation of plans for the reception in this coun try of Prince Louis of Battenburg. The English squadron under the com mand of Prince Louis of Battenburg will, according to the present plans, ar rive at Annapolis November 1, rimn irig there until the 7th or 8th, wh.n It will sail for New York, arriving there on the 9th, and remaining in New York until November . 17th, when the equadron will sail for Gibraltar, where it is to be on November 25. During the time of the stay of . the squadron at Annapolis, probably on the 2d or 3d, the prince will visit Washington and be received by th? president. . MASTER FINED $5,000. Sexes In Steerage of French Liner Not Properly Separated. New York, Sept. 29. Collector of the port, N. N Stranahan, to-day ordered the imposition o,f a fine of nearly $5,000 against the master of the French line steamer L'Aquitaine for violation of the United States passenger act, in not haying the sexes properly separated In the steerage of his ship on the voyage ending here on September 1. ' NOT A FAVORITE WINS RACE RESULTS OF YESTERDAY'S CIR CUIT MEET AT CtsClNNA TI. JIuud Keswick, Picked to Win the 2:00 YFnce, T'lkes the First Two Heats, and Then Loses Race to Hazel Patch In the First Heat of ithe 3il2 Trot .Mainland, the Favorite, Finishes !j5ltk Gold Dust Maid Wins Race. '.Cincinnati, Sept. 29. Not a favorite won at the grand circuit meeting at Oakley, park to-day.. In the 2:15 trot, the first event on the card, Albert C, (he favorite, took the first heat in a fierce drive from Bdreazelle, the second choice. Boreazelle easily won the sec ond hea from Albert C. In the third and fourth heats Boreazelle and Bow catcher fought It out, fBoreazelle win ning both Heats and the pace. Maud Keswick, the favorite won the first two heats In the 2:06 pace from Don Carr and Hazel Patch. Hazel Patch won the third, by a neck from Maud Keswick. In the fourth Major McKInley led the flfid until the last sixteenth, where Hazel Patch came with a rush and won by a neck at the post. Hazel Patch easily won the final heat from Fantlne. In the first heat of the 2:12 trot,i Main land, the favorite, finished sixth, Gold pust Maid winning by a head from Lady Pauline C, with Kindness, Kind third. Mainland and Gold Dust-Maid raced together all the way in the sec ond heat, the latter getting the deci sion by a nose, with Morn third. . A broken sulky wheel caused Lady Pauline C, to throw her driver, Can dler at th ehead of the stretch. Nei ther driver nor horse was Injured, and the judges placed her eighth in this heat, after learning that the accident was purely accidental. Gold Dust Maid won the last heat and race in a fierce drive from Mainland, the latter break ing ten feet from the wire. Summaries: 2:15 Class, Trotting; Purse, $1,000 (3 i in 5). Boreazelle, br. h by Boreal- Luzelle, (Demarest 2 111 Albert C, g. g (J. Dicker son) 1 2 3 7 Bowcatcher, b. g., (McCar- , thy) 6 6 2 2 Arteos, b. m., (Turner) 3 3 9 5 Italia, b. m., (Nuckois) . . . . 9 8 4 4 Nance Holland, b. m., (Hall) 5 6 5 6 Imperial Allerton, b. h (Easing) g 7 7 3 Princess Xenia, br. m., (Booth) 7 9 8 S John Turney b. g.j (Snow) 4 4 6 dr Nellie Price, blk. m. (Pingue- ly) : ds Time: 2:12; 2:11; 2:11; 2:14. 2:06 Class", Pacing; Purse, $1,000 (3 in Hazel Patch, blk. h.,'by Hard Patch Nell (Flack) 3 3 111 Maud Wilkes, b. m., (James) 112 6 6 Don Carr, blk. g., (F. Clark). 2 2 5 7 3 Fantlne, b. m., (Jones) 6' 4 4 3 2 Major McKInley, b. g. (Ames) Allerson, g. h., (Brady) 6 7 6 4 4 Riley B., blk. g (Easing)... 8 6 3 5ds Foxy Curd, b!k. m. (Rea).. 7 8 8 dr Time:' 2:06; 2:05; 2:06; 2:06U; 2:07. 2:18 Class, Trotting; Purse, $1,000 (3 In 5). Gold Dust Maid, blk. m by Silverthorn-Mamfe G (Geers) 111 Mainland, b. h., (Thomas) 6 2 2 Lady Pauline C, br. m., (Chan dler) 2 8 6 Morn, ch. g., (Brinckerhoff ) ... 5 3 3 Kindest Kind, ch. g.. (Padget) 3 4 7 Danube, br. h., (DeRyder) 4 5 5 Bonner, b. g., (Jones) 8 6 4 Dupuytrlen, br. h., (Jolly) ... 7 7' ds Time: 2:11; 2:11; 2:11. STATE BANKERS' ASSOCIATION. Meeting of the Officers and Executive Committee, Merlden, Sept. 29. A meeting of the officers and executive committee of the Connecticut Bankers association was held this afternoon at the home club. They were the- guests of ex-Governor Chamberlain, who Is president of the association. Matters pertaining to the welfare of the association were discuss ed and Mr. Chamberlain was elected delegate to the American Bankers' con vention to be held in Washington, D. C from October 10 to October 14 in clusive. Guilty of Murder in Second Degree. Norwich, Sept. 29. After deliberating thirty-five minutes the jury In the criminal superior court found Antonio Drodato guilty of murder in the second degree. Drodato shbt and instantly killed Peter Plscetello -in New London December 23, 1904. He will be sen tenced next Tuesday, SO TRACE FOUND OF ' iSSIKC SECURITIES SOME RELIEF THAT FORGER HAS REALIZED ON THEM. Freedom With Which Securities Repre senting Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars and Even Certified Checks for Large Amounts Are Entrusted to ' Messenger Boys Loan Clerk of Na tional City Bank Not Blamed Any of the Officers Might Have Fallen Into Same SCrror. . New York, Sept. 29 No clue has been obtained to the whereabouts of the $360,000 worth of securities that somebody got from the National City bank on Wednesday .afternoon by means of a forged cheek for $300,037.50 drawn on the Hanover National bank. Although the officials of the National City bank say that they are certain that the cleverness of the forger was in vain, and that the securities have not yet been negotiated, there are some Wall street , brokerage houses think there la a chance that the forger may have got at least a few thousand out of the deal, and that if it is the result of a deliberate game with confederates who may have accounts with Stock Exchange houses here or In some other nearby- city, a large amount may have been realized. The freedom with which securities representing hundreds of thousands of dollars and , even certified checks for large air ounts are entrusted to messen ger boys-was referred to by an official of the National City bank in discussing the disappearance of the Pearl & Com pany securities. He said that the loan clerk who was concerned In the affair is not under any censure, for any bank officer probably would have fallen into the same error.-The National City bank has been lending fifty million dollars a Week lately, he said, ' and much of this had been takeh away by messenger- boys in the form of cer tified checks. Even as he was speak ing three small messenger boys in uni form came to the loan window,- put in securities and drew out ' checks for loans aggregating $400,000. Securities, and even certified checks, are consid ered unnegotiable in the hands of un known persons in the street, the bank official said, but they are trusted Im plicitly to these small boys In blue. The same reasoning makes impossible for a . stranger, to the clerk at the win dow to get out a big block of securities or a big check without being identi fied, whereas a man with a ten dollar check in his own name, would have to bring somebody in to prove his iden tity, before he. could get cash. The National City bank Officers-say that thef have no, description of the person who put "In the check and got out the bonds. " E. F. Slayback, of the firm of Pearl & Co., said .that it was possible that the thief might already have realized something on part of the securities. He said:: , - "I don't- think; It Impossible for the thief to have negotiated the" tobacco and the Wa'bash bonds. The tobacco bonds are coupon bonds, and they are worth over fifty thousand .dollars. If he could negotiate them alone he could throw the rest away, Those bonds have coupons payable' on October 1st. He could sell the coupons." FIRE IN SAWDUST. Fireman Hurt While Going to the Na tional Casket Company. Fire. About eight olclock last night No. 4's engine company received a still alarm call to the National Casket" company's plant on Railroad avenue and while they were en route some one pulled box 43 for the samejfire, On the arrival of the department it was found that a pile of sawdust had become ignited near the engine room, and this In turn had set fire to the woodwork. After some little work the firemen with the use of considerable water extinguished the blaze - ' How the fire started is not known, but it is believed to have been caused by spontaneous combustion. It is be lieved that the damage will amount to about three hundred dollars, as the machinery was badly -damaged by wa ter. T. H. Lenahan is the manager of the concern.., On the-way to the fire one of the reins on No. .2's house wagon came un hitched, and in fixing it Hoseman Mar tin Minze was accidentally kicked by one of the horses. " It was stated late last night that the fireman was then on duty and did not seem to be badly hurt. NEGRO LAD SUSPECTED. Indications Point to Him as Murderer of Texas Family. Houston, Texas, Sept. 29- The bodies of Mrs. A. J. Conditt, her thirteen year old daughter and three sons, aged six, eight and ten, respectively, who were murdered yesterday near Edna, Texas, by a negro, were interred this after noon in a" single grave. The discovery of a Woody adze, with which the Crime was committed, and a bundle of discarded clothing found by bloodhounds a short distance from the scene of the tragedy are the only clues left by the murderer. However, as a result of suspicion against Hank Gib son, a seventeen year old boy, who was working nearby and who gave the first alarm, his home was searched and a tablecloth with a bundle of bloody clothing was found concealed between the covers pf the bed. If Mr. Conditt, the husband is able to identify the ar ticles, the negro will probably be lynch d. . . - SOUTH SEA CANNIBAL FEAST. Native Traders Killed, Roasted and Eaten. Victoria, B. C, Sept- 29. News comes here of a cannibal feast by blacks at Mallicolo. Two natives of Moskelyn Is land were trading when they were killed by Kanakas and their bodies car ried to a coast village, where they were prepared for a feast. ...-.,. The bodies were placed in a native canoe, and as the murderers were leav ing they incurred the suspicion of M. Vigourez, a French trader. The ' na tives told him they had killed , some pigs, and the Frenchmen allowed them to go. It was learned later that several tribes were assembled and a feast of human flesh, was held. White settlers learned of this and under pressure the natives admitted they had roasted the bodies, and devoured them.' DOUBLE ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE. Rose and Agnes Hamilton Supposed to Have Taken Hyoslne. Rose and Agnes Hamilton, sisters, aged respectively twenty-two and eigh teen years; of 22 Lyon street, were yes terdav taken to Grace -hospital for treatment for the effects of poisoning. The police were notified by Dr. Klenke, -who discovered them. At the hospital they .were given the usual treatment, but the elder one. Rose, re mained in a delirious condition. " The other was not so badly affected. No reason has yet been assigned for their action. ORDER TO SHOOT STUDENTS UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MEN MUST BEHAVE. . Mayor of Madison Tells the. Police to I'se Their Revolvers on Any of Them Resisting Arrest or Assaulting Offi cersPresident Van Hise Scores His Students for Rowdy Conduct. Madison, Wis., Sept. 29 As a result of an attempt by a crowd of students to break up the performance of a car nival companj showing here, Mayor Curtis to-day gave orders to the police to shoot any students resisting arrest or assaulting officers. President Van Hise, of the State un iversity, urged officers and courts to show no discrimination against stu dents, and said that he would expel every student convicted in court and would suspend all arrested. At a con vocation to-day President Van Hise se verely scored students for rowdy- con duct. . . . . , Wedding in three counties. How Southern Conple Surmounted, Quarantine Difficulties. New Orleans, Sept. 29. The marriage yesterday ot Miss Sarah Adams, of Brookhaven, Miss., daughter of a Meth odist minister, to Aubrey Toler, of Gloster, Miss., shows some of the ab surdities of the cross-county yellow fe ver quarantines of Mississippi. The marriage took place near Au burn, where the counties of Pike, Amite and Lincoln meet. As these counties have quarantines against each other it was Impossible for the bridegroom to come to Brookhaven for his bride, and Impossible for her to have her parents attend the wedding at Gloster. ' All these difficulties were overcome by having the ceremony at the county lines. The bridegroom stood in Amite county, the bride in Lincoln county and the minister in Pike county. FINAL ROUNDS TO-DAY1. Travers, Travis, Laird and I,ard Left to Flsht It Ont. New York, Sept. 29. At the conclu sion of the second day's play in the annual tournament of the Nassau Country club, near Glen Cove, L. I., four well known golfers were left in for the premier honor. This quartette is made up of Walter J. Travers of Garden City, formerly- national and British champion; Jerome D. Travers of the local club, ex-interscholastio champion; Douglas Laird, a Canadian player, who is a student at Princeton university; and Allan Lard of Wash ington, D. C. .wrfV-' To-day's two rounds consisted of match play at 18 holes each. The semi final and final rounds will be played to-morrow and the pairs in the semi finals will be Travers v Laird and Travers vs. Lard. ' PRESIDENT HARPER DOOMED. Practically No Chance ot Saving His Chicago, Sept, 29 It has been deci ded by the physicians in attendance upon President Harper of Chicago, un iversity that nothing will save his life but a surgical operation of heroic chart acter. It is admitted that' there , is practically no chance of saving his life unless the cancer can. be checked by the removal of a portion of the large intestine. It is proposed by the sur geons to make an examination in a few days to decide upon the advisability of the operation. It is, however, admitte'd that the chances are greatly against the permanent relief of the patient if the operation is performed. Senator Hepburn Improving. Washington, Sept. 29. Senator Hey fourn of Idaho, who has been 111 with a mild attack of appendicitis; is improv ing rapidly, and it Is expected he will leave his room in a few days. An oper tlon was lound unnecessary., . . ANOTHER SENSATION AT INSURANCE MSG BIG COMPANIES IN POOL TO CONTROL' LEGISLATION OF STATE. Equitable, Mutual and New York Life " the Members Fact Disclosed by Al fred W Maine, an Associate Auditor of the Equitable Andrew Hamilton, to Whom President McCall Paid Sev eral Checks for a Purpose Yet Unre vealed, One of the Chief 31 embers of the Legal Stafl. New York, Sept 29. When the legis lative committee on the insurance in vestigation adjourned to-day until next Wednesday ' it concluded a . week ia which greater progress had been made thain in any week since the investiga tion was begun. The testimony of wit nesses that have been called during the week has been replete with sensa tions, and that taken to-day was no exception to the rule. It was during the afternoon session to-day when Alfred W. Maine, an as sociate auditor of .the Equitable Ufa Assurance society was called to tho stand that it was disclosed that tho Equitable Lite, the Mutual Life and the New York Life comra.nle had a pool to look after legislation before the. various state legislatures. . Andrew. Hamilton, to whom President McCall ot the New York Life paid several checks, the purpose of which the counsel for, the committee, Mr. Hughes, has not yet brought to light, was one of the chief members of the legal staff for these companies, and was employed and received money for services from tho Equitable. Mr." Maine told of the divi sion of the country to be looked after by Mr. Hamilton in conjunction with. E. L Short and W. P, Thummel. Wit. ness presented vouchers for payments Dy ihls company to Mr. Hamilton, and these showed that in eight years, from 1895 to 1903, the sum of $65,596 was paidi to Mr. Hamilton for legal services. Mr. Maine could not give any de tails of the duties performed by Mr. Hamilton, nor of the committees he ap peared before, beyond the fact that Mr. Hamilton looked after legislative mat ters for all three comnanlpa (n tw States west of Ohio. ; Tho witness told of an agreement whereby special counsel was employed by one company in its territory, and the expense was shared by all. He was asked if campaign con.tEiibutlrrfi. H v.Mi Tuuu ,iiu ne replied they did not. -He never heard of money' being paid to influence legislators. He was excused but will be called again to submit transcripts Of accounts giv-f ing information he was unable to sup ply to-day. Mr. Maine was followed In the aft ernoon session by Edward -I. Devlin, the real estate manager of the New York Life for the United States and Canada. Mr. ' Devlin was caller) .tn tea-- tify as to the cost of the company's uuuuuig in -ans. , ue had only the transcripts of the reports this depart ment made to the home office, but It was brought out that the. Paris build ing was carried on the books of tha company at a 'valuation of $1,102,604, whereas with the original cost and im provements on the building, ' actual money to the amount of $2,533,104 was paid, over $1,000,000 being charged off the valuation on the books of the com pany. Mr. Devlin said the net income on the building to the New York Life was one and . one-half per " cent, oa the actual amount Invested in the building, or between three and three and one-9ialf per cent on" the amount at which the building was carried on tho books of the company. Mr. Devlin was on the stand when adjournment waa taken, and he will be called again to submit transcripts of the records to supply further information. Not the least important development of the day was the appearance on tho stand of Jacob H. Schlff, head of tha banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. Mr, Schlff was the first witness of the day, and he remained on the stand until 2 o'clock. Most of the time Mr. Schiffl reclined leisurely in his chair on the; witness stand, but as one point after another was brought out he grew ex-" cited, and vigorously defended his atti tude while a director of the Equitable society, and claimed his firm has acted, tn a conscientious1 manner in all its dealings with the society.- At the conclusion of his testimony, and . before , the committee could ad journ, Mr. Schlff asked to be allowed to make a statement. He was permit ted, and he stepped briskly forward on the platform toward a small table and made an Impassioned attack on - the state superintendent of insurance for statements he had made concerning ' Kuhn, -Loeb & Co. during the investi gation of the Equitable. Mr. Schlff emphasized his- remarks frequently with rappings on the table and at times (Continued on Sixth Page.)" ROBBED OX "DECISION. Lnngford Given Draw After Foundlnoj Jackson at Will. Baltimore, Sept. 29. Sam Langford ofi Boston and Young Peter Jackson of California met in a fifteen round bout to-night. The former , twice claimed fouls, which - Referee-O'Hara did noS allow. Jackson depended almost en tirely upon infighting, striking only three straight blows, and 'repeatedly holding and. punching after being or dered to break. After, Langford - had pounded Jackson's lef eye to a puln and hammered him with straight hard blows at. will throughout the fifteen counds, the referee called it a draw.