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VOL. XLIX KO 284
PRICE TWO CJESTS.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., FEIDAY DECEM35EB 8, 1905
TIIE CAEEINQTON FUBLISniNG CO.
CAMPAIGN FUNDS AND
THE NATIONAL BANKS
SENATE WANTS TO KNOW IF IN
STITUTIONS BATE MADE
Secretary of the Treasury Directed to
Report Whether or Not Bank Exami
ners' Statement Show That Aid Has
Been Given Senator Tillman's Reso
lution Adopted Without Opposition
Insurance Revelations Discussed.
Washington. Dec. 7.-The subject of
campaign contributions by insurance
companies occupied the major portion
Of the time of the senate to-day. It
came up in connection with Mr. Till
man's resolution calling for an inves
tigation of national banks' aid in poli
tics. In an address Mr. Tillman dealt
with the president's recommendations
for the punishment of bribery in elec
tions, with Senator Piatt's testimony
before the New York investigating
committee and with various other mat
ters. The resolution directing the sec
retary of the treasury to report wheth
er the reports of the national bank ex
aminers show that the banks have
made campaign contributions In recent
years was adopted at the close of Mr.
A large number of bills were intro
fiuced, among them being the joint
Mr. Tillman during his remarks said:
"It has been shown by the testimony
Dr . confession of a member of this
body," he said, "that for ten years the
Insurance corporations have been mak.
Jng annual donations to the republican
party with tfe understanding that they
should be protected from adverse leg
islation at Albany."
Quoting the testimony of Senator
Piatt before the New Tork committee,
Mr. Tillman congratulated that sena
tor .upon his straight forwardness.
"There was no dodging," said he,
''and I do not believe that a dollar of
the money ever stuck to bis fingers."
He added his conviction, however,
that the contributions had had the ef
fect of controlling the New Tork leg
islature in the Interest of the Insurance
Tillman quoted the charges made
Iby Judge Parker in the last campaign
connecting the republican campaign
contribution with the fact that Chair
man Oortelyou had recently " retired
tfrom the office of secretary of the de
partment of commerce. He also quot
ed the President's rely, which he said
was "red hot," and added that not a
irtnllar had been needed to elect him.
(although it had been shown that
l,90t,000 had been contributed for that
jpurpose, that is. If the newspaper men
Snay be believed, and," he added, "they
' are about as reliable as any other
class. They will He sometimes as we
do, and occasionally they get orders
that such a man shall be fly-blown.
Then they proceed to plant the mi
crobes, but upon the whole they may
Jje depended upon."
. He also made reference to the charge
that large expenditures had been made
by the democrats in the Cleveland
campaign, saying It would have been
fortunate for the democratic party if
Dir. Cleveland had never been elected.
He closed with an appeal for a thor
ough investigation, saying that such a
course was necessary to restore the
confidence of the public.
The resolution was adopted without
Guy Ropes Holding; Great Derrick Cat
Many Narrowly Escape.
New Tork, Dec. 7.-Some unknown
person or persons to-day cut the guy
rope of the derrick on the new Altman
Ibuildlng in course of construction at
Thirty-fifth street and Fifth avenue,
by Post & McCord, the contractors,
against whom the structural iron work
ers are waging a strike. But for 'the
fact that the damage was discovered in
time many workmen might have been
killed or injured.
Nearly fifty men were about to be
gin work when a shout of warning
iwas (heard. Just as the workmen es
caped the derrick fell with a crash
There was a similar occurrence re
cently at another of the Post & Mc
Cord buildings at Fourteenth street and
Tenth avenue. The employers charge
that it was the work of strikers.
NEW BRIGHT COMET.
Discovered at Kiel Observatory by Pro
fessor Glacoblnl. k
Cambridge, Dec. 7. A cablegram was
Received at Harvard college observatory
from Professor Kreutz, of Kiel observ
atory, stating that a bright comet was
discovered by Professor Glacoblnl at
(Nice yesterday. The following figures
Time of discovery, December 6.6837,
Greenwich mean time.; right ascension,
H hours 21 minutes 39.4 seconds; declin
ation, plus 20 degrees 59 minutes 29 sec
onds; dally motion in right ascension,
plus 1 degree 8 minutes; daily motion
in declination, minus 0 degrees 26 mln-
Sunday Closing In Hartford.
Hartford, Dec. 7. An order was. Is
sued by Cfolef of Pollc Gunn to-day to
the effect that the three hundred gro
cery stores doing a Sunday business
must now toe closed, unless in the case
of Hebrews, who keep their places of
business closed Saturdays. The order
also applies to bootblacking and fruit
tores. It does not affect drug stores or
Pharmacist Instantly Kills His Wife
New Tork, Dec. 7. Alfrel P- Frolich,
a pharmacist in the Presbyterian hos
pital, shot and Instantly killed his wife
Fannie and her mother, Mrs. Anna
Hoofiung, In his home in Brooklyn to
day. After the shooting he pocketed
the revolver, and stepping over his
wife's body walked out of the house.
He gave himself up to a policeman he
met in the street and was locked up
after refusing to make any statement.
Frolich had met his wife while she
was employed as a stenographer In the
hospital and they were married about
five years ago. They have one child,
and the bullets that ended theanother-in-law's
life came near killing the
baby, with whom Its grandmother was
playing at the time.
A doctor who examined the prisoner
at the station house said he was suf
fering from nervous prostration.
WILD WEST STUD ELIMINATED.
Every Horse Killed to Eradicate the
Marseilles, France, Dec. 2. All the
horses .belonging to the Wild West
show of Colonel William F. Cody
("Buffalo Bill") were killed here to
day. Although the government veter
inarles had certified that glandershad
been entirely eradicated from the stud,
Colonel Cody and his partner, James
A. Baitey, decided on this radical
measure in order to allay the fears of
the farmers regarding the spread of
the disease. The saddles, bridles and
other articles of the equipment, as well
as the clothing of the stablemen, were
burned and the railroad cars belonging
to the show disinfected. Colonel Cody
is now in the United States engaged in
purchasing a fresh stud-
JEROME AT THE INQUIRY
ATTENTION DIRECTED TO POSSI
BILITY OF CRIMIXA L ACTION.
District Attorney Wants to Know When
He Can Get Possession of Report of
the Insurance Investigating Commit
tee Chairman Armstrong Hopes to
Have It Ready Next Month.
New Tork, Dec. 7. Attention was di
rected to the possibility of criminal ac
tion growing out of the investigation of
life Insurance methods by a visit paid
by District Attorney W. T. Jerome to
the legislative committee while it was
holding Its hearing to-day Mr. Jerome
said that he wanted to find out when he
could get possession of a copy of the
report of the committee. Chairman
Armstrong already has said' that he
hopes to have it ready for the legisla
ture when it meets next January.
Counsel for Thomas F. Ryan, who
bought the James H. Hyde stock of the
Equitable Life Assurance society, con
ferred with Charles E. Hughes, counsel
for the investigating committee, to-day
and said afterward that Mr. Ryan Is
holding himself in readiness to testify
before the committee.
One of the points brought out by Mr.
Hughes in to-day's hearing was the
fact that the Mutual Reserve Life In
surance company has paid $134,000 to
the widow of Edward B. Harper, the
former president of that company, since
Mr. Harper's death in 1895. The money
is derived from commissions which for
mer President Harper drew on all the
business written by the company. His
widow, who has since remarried, con
tinues to receive the commissions.
Incident to this inquiry Mr. Hughes
discovered an instance in which $8,000
had been paid to President Frederick
A. Burnham, of the Mutual Reserve
Life Insurance company, in 1896, and
concerning which Vice-President George
D. Eldredge, of that company, testified
that he knew nothing. The bookkeeper,
who made the payment from a contin
gent fund, said he did not know what
it was for.
The affairs of the Security Mutual
Life Insurance company, of Blngham
ton, N. T., again were under Investiga
tion to-day. One of the . Interesting
facts brought out was the statement of
President Charles M. Turner, of that
company, that he had employed a few
years ago D. H. Keefer, one of the
clerks In the office of the superintend
ent of insurance at Albany, to act as
consulting actuary of the Security Mu
tual company at $1,000 a year. For all
Mr. Turner knew, he said, the arrange
ment Is still in force.
ALTERATIONS AT ST. PAUL'S.
Generous Gifts Announced by Rector at
Vestry Meeting Last Night
At a meeting of the vestry of St-
St. Paul's church last evening the rec
tor, Rev. James DeWolf Perry, Jr., an
nounced gifts from five members of the
parish of alterations and additions to
Che chancel of the church, including
arch, stone, altar, and steps, carved re.
redos, sedila, circular window, com.
munion rail, and baptistry.
The plana for the work have been
prepared by Cram, Goodhue and Fer
guson of Boston and New Tork. The
names of the donors have not been an
nounced. The work wili probably be
executed next summer, when the
churcttn will be closed for the purpose
and the parish house used-
Increase from One to Thirty Million,
Atlanta. Ga., Dec. 7. W. T Gentry,
vice president and general manager of
the Southern Bell Telephone and Tele.
graph company, who has returned from
New Tork is tihe authority for the state
ment that the stockholders of the com
pany will vote on the proposition to
increase the capital stock of the com
pany, from $.1,000,000 to $30,000,000,
SHADOW OF GALLOWS
DEEPENS ABOUT HER
EXECUTIOX OF MRS MART ROG
ERS SET FOR THIS
Final Attempt to Prolong Wretched
Woman's Life to be Blade Early This
Morning Governor Bell Starts for
White River Junction to be Within
Easy Reach of Her Attorneys and
State Officials Woman on Way With
Petition Signed by 43,000.
Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 7. A final at
tempt to prolong the life of Mrs- Mary
Mabel Rogers, whose execution has
been set for to-morrow, will be made
early in the morning. Governor Bell,
who has been in the west, left Mon
treal to-night for White River Junc
tion, where he has arranged to remain
to-morrow in order to be within easy
reach of the state officials and attor
neys. E. B. Flinn of Springfield, Vt.,
one of the lawyers who has been la
boring In behalf of the condemned
woman for more than a year, left
Montpelier to-nWht for St. John's,
Quebec, where he planned to intercept
the governor before midnight. It was
Mr. Flinn's purpose to talk over the sit
uation with the governor and Inform
him- of the last steps being taken to
hajve Mrs. Rogers reprieved.
Charles A. McCarthy of Hoosick, N
T., the home of Mrs. Rogers' relatives,
reached this city to-night and arrang
ed to board the express from Montreal
at Montpelier Junction at 1 a. m
Messrs. Flinn and McCarthy decided to
go to White River Junction for the pur
pose of presenting a number of affida
vits which Mr. McCarthy has in his
possession to Governor Bell, if the lat
ter will receive them and agree to grant
a hearing. The affidavits relate largely
to the reported presence of insanity in
Mrs. Rogers' family, and form the basis
of the only hope for a reprieve, which
would enable the lawyers to take the
case before the supreme court of t'lJe
state once more on the ground of new
ly discovered evidence. Mr McCarthy
appeared to be quite confident to-night
that the governor would consent to
grant a hearing.
Attorney General Clark C. Fitts of
BratHeboro passed through Montpelier
to-night oh his way to White River
Junction where, with High Sheriff H,
H. Peck, of that place, he will confer
with Governor Bell to-morrow morning.
Those who have followed the ins and
out of the celebrated case, expressed
little confidence to-night that Governor
Bell would alter his previous decision
not to grant another reprieve. Person
ally, the governor is opposed to capital
punishment, but he has taken the stand
that the existing law must be carried
out so long as it remains on the statute
Governor Bell to-day sent a telegram
to his private secretary, James Wal
ters of St. Johnsbury, to meet him at
White River Junction. Mr. Walters
carried with him the executive mail
and a number of documents which had
accumulated during the governor's ab
sence. Secretary Waiters says so far
as he has been informed, there has
been no change in Governor Bell's atti
tude toward the execution of Mrs.
The execution is sot for to-morrow
afternoon, between 1 and 2 o'clock, and
all arrangements have been made for it
at the state prison at Windsor.
Mrs. Jessie Partleon of Cincinnati,
who says she bears 43,000 signatures In
favor of saving the life of the con'
demned woman, arrived here to-night
and left for Montpelier Junction to
board the train which carries the gov
ernor. DEATH WARRANT READ.
Mrs. Rogers Listens Without Any Ap
Windsor, Vt., Dac. 7. Preparations
for the hanging of Mrs. Mary M. Rog
ers were practically complete to-night
awd unless Governor Bell again re
prieves her, the murderess will pay the
penalty of her crime to-morrow.
The deputy Sheiffs have been busy all
day and with the help of a capenter
they set up the gallows In the west
wing of the prison, where it had been
erected twice before for the execution
of the woman.
During the afternoon Sheriff Peck
formally read the death warrant to
Mrs. Rogers. She listened without ap
parent emotion. Because of the many
movements in the case, this was the
third time that the document had been
officially read to the woman.
The only person not connected with
the prison who saw Mrs. Rogers to-day
was Rev. C. C. Delany, the Roman
Catholic priest of Windsor. Father De
lany administered to the woman the
sacrament of the holy communion, fol
lowing her confession to him yesterday.
Father Delany says that Mrs. Rogers
is still firm and in control of her feel
PAT CROWE ACQUITTED.
Held, However, to Await Trial on An
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 7. Pat Crowe, who
has been on trial on a charge of shoot
ing with intent to kill Officer Albert
Jackson on September 6. to-night was
acquitted. Crowe was remanded to jail
to await trial on the charge of highway
robbery In connection with the alleged
kidnapping, five years ago, of Eddie
Cudahy, son of E. A. Cudahy, a mil.
lionaire. There was no law covering
kidnapping at the time the alleged
crime was committed, and for that rea
son a highway robbery charge has been
placed against .Crowe,
TOUXG GRASD KNIGHT DEAD.
Edward L. Taylor, Prominent in
Knights of Columbus Circles.
Torrington, Dec. 7. Edward L. Tay
lor, aged twenty-five years, the young
est grand knight of the Knights of Co
lumbus order in this state, died at bis
home here to-day after a lingering Ill
ness with consumption. . Mr. Taylor
was prominent in Knights of Columbus
and C. T. A. U. circles and had attend
ed nearly all the important conventions
of these orders in the past few years,
thus becoming well known throughout
DISCONT1XUASCE OF PASSES.
More Roads Following the Lead of the
Philadelphia, Dec 7. President L. E.
Johnson, of the Norfolk and Western
Railroad company, after a conference
to-day with President Cassatt, ct the
Pennsylvania, made announcement that
the Norfolk and Western company
would discontinue the Issuance of pass
es at the end of this year.
Word was received here to-night that
Pres.'deTit Truesdale, of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western railroad, has
Issued a similar notice.
REV. MR. FISCHUt ACCEPTS.
Will Become Pastor of the First Unl
' versallst Church.
Medford, Mass., Dec. 7. Rev- Theo
dore A; Fischer, pastor of the Hillside
Universalist church, has. accepted a call
to the First Universalist church at New
Haven, Conn. - t&
FATE OF THE CONSTITUTION
SECRETARY BONAPARTE SATS IT
RESTS WITH CONGRESS-
His Reply to a Telegram from Former
Massachusetts Attorney General Ask
ing That He be Allowed to Say That
the Old Frigate Will Not be De
stroyed Loyalty to the Other Con
Washington, Dec. 7. Secretary Bon
aparte to-day received the - following
telegram from A. E. Plllsbury, former
artorney-general of " the ' Massachu
setts; "May I not say to meeting
called to preserve 'Constitution' that
she will not be destroyed?','
Secretary Bonaparte's attitude : re
garding the fate of the historic old fri
gate ia'6utUned ipims " telegram
which he sent in reply:
"Fate of Constitution in hands of
Congress. Personally wish to see her
arise like a phoenix, but am too loyal
to other constitution to take unauthor
ized liberties with this one."
The excitement regarding the Consti
tution has been precipitated by a sug
gestion contained in Secretary Bona
parte's report, that in view of the fact
that only a few parte of the present
Constitution can be Identified as com
ing from the original ship of that
name, they be taken out and preserved
in a new armored cruiser of modern
type to be called the Constitution. He
further suggested that the remainder
of the present ship Constitution might
appropriately be given a maritime end
ing by setting her up as a target for
tSh-e North Atlantic fleet at Its annual
record target practice.
BEDELLS STILL LEAD.
Determined Sprints Fail to Wipe Ont
New Tork, Dec. 8. In spite of sev
eral determined sprints on the part of
the other riders in the six-day bike race
at Madison Square Garden the Bedell
brothers, riding as the long Island team,
still retained, at 1 o'clock this morning,
their lead of one lap. Except for the
occasional sprints, the pace remains
slow and the offering of special prizes
for the leaders of each lap has failed to
bring the contestants any nearer the
records of former years. The relative
positions; of the ten teams still in the
race have undergone no change during
the last thirty hours. The score at 1
Bedell-Bedell, 1,674 miles and 1 lap;
Vanderstuft-Stol, 1,674 miles; Root
Fogler, 1,574 miles; Keegan-Logan, 1,574
miles; McLean-Moran, 1,574 miles; Hop-per-Holllster,
1,574 miles; Downing
Bowler, 1,574 miles; Galvin-McDonald,
1,573 miles and 9 laps; Achorn-Downey,
1,573 miles and 8 laps; Dorefllnger-Dus-sot,
1,673 miles and 3 laps.
The record for the ninety-seventh
hour Is 1,882 miles and 4 laps, made by
Miller and Waller in 1899.
DINGLVY SEES PRESIDENT.
Former Does Not Think Tariff Should
Washington, Dec. 7. Frank Dingley,
editor of the Journal, of Lewiston, Me.,
had an intervitw with President Roose
velt to-day, during which the tariff
question was discussed informally. Mr.
Dingley, who is a brother of the late
Representative Nelson Dingley, author
of the present tariff law, occupies very
much the same position on the tariff
question as that occupied by his broth
er. He believes that the existing law
should not be disturbed, at present at
least. In his conversation with the
president he also took up some matters
relating to Maine politics.
Dangerous Rock Located.
Newport, Dec. 7. The United States
survey steamer Hydrographer has suc
ceeded in definitely locating a danger
ous rock which has been reported as
lying off the coaling station at Brad
ford, R. I., Narragansett Bay, but
which , has hitherto - eluded careful
WITIE STANDS ALONE
AND IS LOSING HEART
PROMINENT MILITARY COM
WAXT TO RESIGN.
Minister of War Even Asks the Em
peror to Allow Him to Retire Grave
Menace of Concerted Attack on the
Country's Credit Serious Runs on
Banks $50,000,000 in Gold Paid Ont
in Exchange for Paper Revolution
ists Hope to Drive Government Into
London, Dec 8 The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Dally Mail in a
dispatch sent by way of Eydtkuhnen,
East Prussia, says:
"Prominent military commanders ev
erywhere are requesting permisslonvto
resign. The minister of war himself
(Lieutenant-General Rudiger) has
asked the emperor to allow him to re
tire. The minister of the interior (M.
Durnovo) and others have followed the
example of the minister of war. Count
Witte stands alone, but even he is los
St. Petersburg, Wednesday, Dec. 6,
(Night) via Eydtkuhnen, Dec. 7. The
Immediate danger confronting the
government Is a concerted attack on
the country's credit The public fear
that the government can be forced to
suspend gold payments increases dally.
This would be the crowning achieve
ment of the revolutionists, who are
satisfied that with the attending finan
cial crash the whole house would come
tumbling down- The chances of driv
ing the government into bankruptcy
they profess to believe would be mate
rially increased if the confidence of the
foreign holders of Russian obligations
w-ere undermined and the news that
the French, investors who hold four
fifths of Russia's immense foreign in
debtedness were unloading was re
ceived with jubilation by the revolu
tionists. At the same time it created a verita
ble panic on the bourse, imperial fours
falling to 74, fives to 94 and govern
ment lotteries to 295. Banking and in
dustrial shares went down with a rush,
Putlloff going from 93 to 86 and iron
shares like Kolomo and Moscow, which
a month ago were quoted at 450, closed
The savings bank was subjected to a
ryn and at the state bank a long line of
nervous men; and"; women waited for
hours to exchange"" paper money for
gld. The bank- officials did not attempt
to dissuade them and exchanged rolls
of gold for bills as fast as the latter
- Both the runa orithe banks and the
demand for foreign exchange were ac
celerated by circulars which the strik
ers and revolutionary organizations are
At the ministry of finance it Is esti
mated that about $50,000,000 has thus
far been withdrawn from the state
bank. The balance of gold in the treas
ury and abroad now stands at $586,500,
000 and the outstanding paper totals
3553,500,000, leaving the government a
margin of legally Issuable paper of
The government perfectly under
stands the character of the assault on
Its credit. At the ministry of finance
the Associated Press was authoritative
ly informed that the situation of the
government has not greatly changed,
financially or economically.
St. Petersburg Dec. 6, via Eydtkuh
nen, Dee. 7. The situation at Kieff is
described as being an extremely serious
one. Some accounts say that a mas
sacre has taken place in. which 1,500
persons were killed.
FOOTBALL RULES COMMITTEE
Meeting to be Held in Philadelphia In
stead of New York.
Philadelphia. Dec. 7. District Attor
ney John C. Bell, the University of
Pennsylvania member of the football
rules committee, said to-day that the
meeting of that body, which had been
scheduled for New Tork, has been
transferred to this city and will be held
on next Saturday night. The change in
the meeting place was made out of def
erence to Mr. Bell, who has not yet
fully recovered from the effects of an
elevator accident last summer in which
he sustained a broken leg.
FOOTBALL PLAYER DIES
Bridgeport Young Man Who Broke His
Bridgeport, Dec- 7. Leo McNally, the
football player who was Injured in a
big game between local teams in tihis
city on Thanksgiving day, died at 2:30
o'clock this afternoon.
McNally sustained a fracture of the
third vertebrae during a maes play,
which resulted in his becoming par
alyzed from the waist, down.
When picked up on the field he was
hurried to St. Vincent's hospital,, where
the physicians said his case was hope
less. McNally was twenty-four years old,
unmarried and is survived by his moth
er and stepfather.
West Point Favors Change.
West Point, N. T., Dec. 7. Brigadier
General Mills, commandant of the Unit
ed States military academy, has sent a
letter to Chancellor MacCracken, of
New Tork university, accepting the In
vitation extended by the faculty of the
New Tork Institution to send repre
sentatives to a conference to consider
the question of abolishing the game of
football as played at present. The let
ter says that the authorities of the
academy are not in favor of abolishing
the present game, but do believe that
the game should he reformed.
MOSEY FOR CABAL WORK.
House Cuts Emergency Appropriation
Washington, Dec. 7. An appropria
tion of $11,000,000 was voted to-day to
ward the construction of the Panama
canal. The amount was a compromise
between the $16,500,000 carried in the
bill under consideration and an estimate
of something over $6,000,000 recommend
ed by Democratic Leader Williams to
carry -on the work until the middle of
January. The bill was amended in ac
cordance with suggestions of Mr. Mann,
of Illinois, directing the president to re.
quire annual reports from canal con
struction officers covering all details of
the "work; requiring such employes to
give congress-any information it may
desire, and restricting all expenditures
to money appropriated by congress and
to that received by the operation of the
property c-f the Panama railroad. The
bill contains a provision removing a tax
disability against the proposed canal
construction bonds, thus placing the
bonds on a footing with other govern
ment bonds as available for security for
national bank circulation. The. bond
provision in the bill occasioned consid
WRECK OX NEW YORK CENTRAL.
Train Strikes Tower and Demolishes It
New Tork, Dec; 7. Tttwee passenger
coaches of the Troy special on the New
Tork Central railroad to-day jumped
the track at Mott Haven and ran into
a switchman's tower. None of the
passengers was seriously injured, but
as the tower came down In fragments
about the cars the coach windows were
shattered, and many Jumped or Were
thrown into the aisles, where tbey
were severely shaken up.
Two men in the tower had time to
jump "before the coaches ploughed
through their building.
$71,000 ' FOR WATERCRESS
GREAT PRICE PAID FOR NOTED
HORSE AT AUCTION.
Third Largest Ever Paid by an Ameri
ca Owner Sixteen Years Old tm$
Dred by Lord Falmouth in England
J. B. Haggln, the Purchaser Dis
posal Sale Ends, $405,275 Having'
jNew xorK. , uec 7 watercress, a
brown stallion,' sixteen years old,- by
Springfield-Wharfdale', bred by Lord
Falmouth in England, was sold by auc
tion to-day for $71,000 to J. B. Hagin,
who already owned a half Interest' In
the horse through the Haggin-Trevls
partnership in the famous Rancho del
Paso stud. To-day marked She end of
the four days' dispersal sale of all the
thoroughbreds of this stud. Over 400
head were sold, bringing a grand total
The price paid for Watercress to-day
was the third largest ever paid for a
horse by an American owner. The stal
lion Ormonde, sire of Ormondale, win
ner of this year's futurity, and now at
the Ormondale farm in California, was
bought at auction sale in Soutib Amer
lea for $150,000. St. Blaise brought the
highest price ever paid at a sale In this
country, being bid in for $100,000 at the
dispersal sale of the stable of the late
August Belmont. " 1
Watercress Is the sire of Water Color,
Water Boy, Nasturtium, and many oth
er horses prominent on the American
turf. He will be sent to Mr. Haggln's
Elmendorf stud In Kentucky, 1
Star Ruby, sire of Africander, Som
brero, Animosity, Shooting Star, and
otlher well known performers, was bid
in by Mr. Haggiri to-day for $30,000.
Mr. Haggln also sectored Gold Finch
and St Gatien at $16,000 each. Golden
Garter, sire of Meehanus, was sold to
A. J. Joyner for $10,000. As a four-year
old, he carried top weights and won
twelve stake races in England. H.' T.
OxnarJ f ot Glenheimer for $3,100. For
the imported Toddington the bidding
was almost as exciting as for Water
cress. Joyner finally got him for $8,000.
Toddington Is out of Minerva, out of
Nydla, who was the dam of Optime,
the dam of Sysonby.
Among the brood mares sold to-day
was Zealandie, dam of Water Boy, who
went to Tfttomas Welsh for $3,000.
Twenty-two unraced fillies were sold
bringing a total of $29,375; or an aver
age of $1,335 per head. Thirteen year
lings were sold at good prices, the lot
bringing $11,800, Star Ruby and Water.
cress colts bringing the highest bids.
Among these was a chestnut filly by
Star Ruby, out of Irony, which went to
R. Bowen for $5,500.
TRINITY FR ESHMEN KIDNAPPED
Have a Pleasant Time Joke on the
Hartford, Dec. 7. Twelve members of
the freshman class of Trinity college
were kidnapped to-night by a crowd of
sophomores in tine belief that the an
nual freshman class supper was to be
held to-night- The men were taken to
Bristol in automobiles, but offered no
resistance as their class had changed
the date of their banquet from to-night
until some day next week. When the
men returned In the machines late to
night the freshmen thanked the sopho
mores for their outing.
RECORD K. OF P. INITIATION.
Goat Ridden by 1,100 New Members In
Baltimore, Dec. 7, The local Knights
of Pythias lodges to-nagnt broke all rec
nrAa hv Initla.tina' nver eleven hundred
sew members simultaneously. 1
NEW HAVEN BUSINESS
ELEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION
HELD IN CHA MBER OF COM
S. F- Dibble Re-elected Preni-Ient Fine
knowing for Last Year The Offlt-t'i
)mi:.'r(inv Resolution SnpjuwftiiB-5
Lake Mohonk Conference Edward I.
A tv. titer to be Supported for Stu'e
The eleventh annual meeting of the
New Haven Business Men's association
was held in its headquarters In the
Leffingwell building last evening. The
election of officers for the next year re
sulted as follows: ' ..
President Samuel E. Dibble.
First vice-(presldent Ralph S. Fagter.
Second vice-president A. . Felton
Secretary and treasurer F. J. Llns
ley. , ' .
Assistant secretary O, El. Lapham. '
Auditors J. Wesley Piatt and Henry
B. Buahnell. .
. Counsel John R. Booth.
Board of direotora S. S. Adams, E. L
Atwater, A. H. Buckingham, S. P. But
ler, J. D. Beecher, C. E. Hart, F. A.
O'Neill, H. W. Kelley, R. C. Llghtbourn,
L. A. Mansfield, Frederick Moule, F. B.
Street, Georgia D. Post, C. O. E, Har-
tung and L. T. Snow.
The president, S. E. Dibble, read his
report for the past year. He reviewed
in general the work of the association
for the past year.
Secretary F. J. Llnsley's report tot
the year showed a total. membership of
315, forty-five having been added dur
ing the year, thus reaching a high-water
record. The treasurer's report show
ed that the financial end was triumph
antly held up, a balance of $76.49 being
reported. Attorney John R. Booth read
a report of the work of the collection
Attorney Booth introduced a resolu
tion that the association should present
Edward I. Atwater as a candidate fot,
president of the State Business Men's
association for next year. The follow
ing resolution embodying that idea was
"Resolved, That we, the members of
the New Haven Business Men's associ.
atlon, at bur annual meeting, do hereby
endorse ' the candidacy of Edward I.
Atwater for the presidency of the State
Business Men's association for-the year,
of 1906, ; and we do hereby request the
delegates representing: this, association
in the state convention to use every
effort to carry this resolution into ef
fect." . The idea was a thorough surprise to
Mr. Atwater, who feels highly honored
by this compliment from his fellow
The following resolution relating to
the work of the Lake Mohonk confer
nca was also heartily adopted:
"Resolved, That we, the members of
the New Haven ; Business Man's asso
ciation of New Haven, Conn.', recogniz
ing the wisdom-of the establishment at
The Hague of a permanent court for
the pacific settlement; of all interna
tional disputes which may be submitted
to it, do, at this our annual meeting,
heartily endorse the work of the Laka
Mohonk conference committee and di
rect that a copy of these resolutions be
forwarded by our president to the sec
retary of said Lake Mohonk conference
A communication, to be submitted to
the board of police commissioners, re
lating to the Business Men's associa
tion's attitude towards advertising In
the Police History, was adopted in this
"New Haven, Dec. 7, 1905,
"To the Board of Police Commissioners -of
"Gentlemen At the annual meeting
of the New Haven Business Men's asso
ciation, held on December 7, 1905, dur
ing a discussion of the by-law of our
association 1 which prohibits 1 member
from advertising In any programme,
score-card, etc., the subject of adver
tising in the History of the New Haven"
Police; Department was called to mind
by several members. . ,
"Inasmuch asthls by-law Is one of
the strongest features of our aaaooia
tioft, and as the 'actions of your board
in authorizing and endorsing the, above
publication, which has resulted In nu
merous solicitations to advertise there- '
in, has caused considerable ; Comment
among our members, the undersigned
was instructed to send a communica
tion to your board requesting you, for;
the, benefit and protection of New Ha
ven merchants, to refrain in the future
from authorizing the publication of any;
advertising scheme which will compel
the merchants to violate this important
by-law in order to support the action of
"Secretary of the New Haven Business
A light banquet, furnished by the
Louis Metzger company, followed the
business session. - .
TWO DEA1HS AT HOSPITAL.
Woman Passes Away After Three Hours
and Man After Several Weeks.
, Two deaths occurred last night at
New Haven hospital. Mrs. Anna Men
delstein of 33 Spruce street, wife of Ja
cob Mendelstein, was brought to the
hospital shortly after six o'clock, and
died a little past nine. She was thirty
three years of age.
Michael Cummings, seventy-five
lyears old, of Orange, who was taken to
the hospifal on October 28, suffering
from asthma, died there shortlp after
midnight He leaves a son Frank, a
farmer In Orange,