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PEICE TWO CENTS. NEW HAVEN", CONN., WEDNESD AY JANTJAEY 10, 1906 THE CAHKXNGTON PUDLISHING CO. PROMINENT CLEVELAND BROKER KILLS HIMSELF ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN MEN IN CITY'S FINANCIAL CIRCLES. Lelnnd W. Prior, of the Firm of Deni son. Prior & Co., Puts Two Bullets Through Ills Head No Cause Known for HIM Act President of the Cleve land Stoctt Exchange and a Member of the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges Cleveland, O., Jan. 9. Leland W. Prior, one of the best known men In financial circles In Cleveland, and junior member of the stock brokerage firm of Denison, Prior & Peabody, shot and killed himself in a room in the Hol .lenden hotel this afternoon. Mr.' Prior fired three bullets from a revolver, two of which passed through his head. He was alone at the time, and was quite dead when those who bad heard the reports of the pistol ran to the room. Mr. Prior went to the hotel on Mon day afternoon. All this morning, ac cording to the attaches of the hotel, he paced up and down the lobby- He ap peared to be worrying about something. Shortly after noon N. B. Huebro-uck of the firm called to see Prior. They had a long talk. They sat in Prior's room, and Hasbrouck evidently made efforts to rouse Prior from his nervous ness. A letter to his son, E. C Prior, was found in the suicide's pocket. George P. Denison, brother of the senitfr member1 of the firm, said that he could not understand Mr. Prior's desire to end his life. Mr. Prior was about forty-five years old, married and had two children. He (was president of the Cleveland Stock exchange and ,member of the New York Stock exchange, the Chicago Stock exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. The firm of Denison, Prior & Co. was one of the heaviest dealers in stocks and Ibonds in the central west. Mr. Prior had been foremost in financing a number of large brewery consolidations in Ohio and in other states. In order to protect financial Interests It was decid ed to put the firm's affairs in the hands of a committee. Charles K. Denison, senior member of the firm, was Jn Cleveland to-day, having come from Boston, where he lives. Since the or ganization of the firm of Denison, Prior & Co., Mr. Denison has lived in the east and has had entire control of the eastern bnd business of the firm. He says he has had nothing to do with the management of the company's of fice in this city. EDNA WALLACE HOPPER LOSES Fight for Millions to be Carried to English Privy Council. Victoria, B. C, Jan. 9,-The decision of the full court this afternoon was giv en unanimously against Edna Wallace Hopper in ithe Hopper-Dunsmulr . will case. Edna Wallace Hopper's step-father, Alexander Dunsmuir, brother of James Dunsmuir, millionaire and ex-premier of British Columbia, left an estate worth several millions. Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir, mother of the deceased and James, intervened with the plaintiff in attacking the will, her euit also failing. The evidence of eight eye witnesses , was reviewed for both parties, those for the plaintiff stating in effect that Dunsmuir was of unsound mind through excessive- use of alcohol, those for defendant stating that Dunsmuir possessed his faouMes and business acumen. Costs are taxed against the plaintiff. On Monday argument will take place regarding the costs and the plaintiff's counsel will ask leave to appeal to the privy council of England, the court of last resort. HUNT FOR SMUGGLED JEWELS Customs Inspectors Make Futile Search on the Vaderlnnd, ' New Tork, Jan. 9. In a hunt for smuggled diamonds on the steamer Va derland to-day customs inspectors cut open and examined the interiors of sev eral kinds of eatables. No diamonds were found. Charles Eoemaet, chan cellor of the Belgian consulate at New Tork, who arrived on the steamer, was among those whose effects were search ed. A cake found in his trunk was Sliced into stripes, but the inspectors unearthed nothing except raisins. Sev eral pieces of candy and some oranges were then cut open. Finally the in spectors interested themselves in a small, compact-Jooking roll of paper, and at their request Mr. Eoemaet open ed it- The contents proved to be his credentials from the Belgian govern ment to this country. Sold Improper Pictures on Train. Springfield, Mass., Jan. 9. Louis Mill er, a news agent on the train leaving Boston at noon to-day, was arrested here this afternoon on the complaint of Evan E. Davies of Boston, assistant agent of the New England Watch and Ward society, for selling improper pic tures. General rprlslng Feared In Siberia. Nagasaki, Jan. 9. The transport Mongolia, which arrived here to-day ifrom Vladivostok with Russian refu gees, reports that a, general uprising Jtaoufihout Siberia, is feared. IN SUDDEN ERUPTION. Mount Vesuvious Breaks Out Pictures of Unique Magnificence. Naples, Italy, Jan. 9. There was a sudden eruption of Mount Vesuvius to day, and the resultant scenes of pic tures of unique magnificence was wit nessed by thousands of tourists, includ ing many Americans. Three streams of lava reached the lower station of the Funicular railroad, causing serious damage. There are indications that the activity of the volcano is increas ing. The eruption is thought to be con nected with that of Mount Etna in Sic ily, which is In a state of activity with out precedent since the eruption of 1S99. Mount Etna is now ejecting red-hot ashes which form an immense cone over the crater. These ashes are in striking contrast with the snow which covers the main portion of the volcano. ORMOND-DAYTOSA RACES. Individual Entries Number Twenty Total List of 18 New York, Jan. 9 Entries for the fourth annual International Ormond Daytona races closed at midnight July 8. The individual entries are twenty two in number, with a total entry in all the races of 166. The touring cars which figured in, last winter's tourna ment has been eliminated with the ex ception of one event, in which the reg ular stock car figures. In horse power the entries this year show an increase of more than 25 per cent, and for the first time in the his tory of automobile racing, two cars, one of 200 and the other of 250 horse power will be sean in competition. From the point of number the foreign cars will be in the majority. NEW YORK PRINTERS' STRIKE OUT OF 217 HOUSES 210 HAVE SIGNED, DEMANDS. , Meeting of the Typothetae Agrees to Continue Fight to a Finish Repre sentatives of Thirty-five Firms Pres. ent Satisfied With the Outlook More Non-Union Men on W.nj to City. New Tork, Jan. 9. Out of 247. print ing houses in this city 210 have signed the eight hour day and closed shop agreement with the printers, according to a statement issued to-day by Presi dent McCormlck of Typographical union No. 6. The union announced that the Mall and Express job print, a member of the Typothetae, had to-day agreed to the strikers' demands and tha.t fifty printers had returned to their work in that office. A meeting of New Tork Typothetae was held to-night at the conclusion of which the following statement was given out. "At the meeting of the typothetae it was unanimously agreed to continue the fight for the open shop in New Tork to a finish. Representatives of thirty-five firms were, present. These firms employ 662 men and in their shops more than 200 co.mpeten'i non-union men are now at work. Every firm rep resented at the meeting not only re ported that it was taking care of its work, but had capable men engaged and on the way here to swell the com posing roam strength. Oral statements were made to the typothetae by repre sentatives of every house affected. The members are satisfied with the outlook. The itypothetae authorizes the state ment that there will be absolutely no surrender and that it is able to carry on the contest indefinitely. At the meeting many pledges of support were received from publishers who are not memers of the typothetae will now aid financially and otherwise in the New Tork fight." DIAMOND rillED FROM FINGER. Experience of Nineteen-Year-Old "Serf London Girl in New York. New Tork, Jan. 9. Sophie Diamond, nineteen years old, of New London, Conn., was found unconscious in a Riv Ingston street flat to-day with one of her fingers torn and cut where a dia mond had been pried from its setting In a ring. " Screams issuing from this flat, attracted the police, who found the door locked, forced their way nto the apartments. Miss Diamond's assailant had disappeared. When revived from her faint the girl charged that her sweetheart, Joseph Peckler, and her landlady, ' Mrs. Tetta Friedman, had pried the store from her finger. She came here from New Lon don, she said, three days ago to marry Peckler. To-day when he came to call on her and she refused his request to give him her diamond ring she says that Mrs. Friedman held her while the man pried out the stone. The landlady was arrested on the girl's complaint, but Peckler was not found. The girl says the diamond was worth $150. The police sent her to a hospital to have the ring sawed off to prevent blood poison ing. Joint Statehood Bill Opposition. -Washington, Jan. 9 Republican in surgents to-day held a statehood cau cus, which was attended by about twenty-five representatives. A poll of the house on the joint statehood propo sition by the insurgents was reported by the caucus to have been slightly less than seventy-five republicans, who will vote against the proposed rule pre venting the amendment of the Hamil ton joint statehood bill. Foreign Bluejackets Withdrawn. Shanghai, Jan. 9. All the foreign bluejackets who have been patrolling the foreign concessions have been withdrawn. HARVARD RECOMMENDS ME RADICAL CHANGES REPORT OF THE SPECIAL FOOT- HALL COMMITTEE COM PLETED. Provides for Three Olllcinls on the Field and Linesmen to Watch Offside Play Instant DtsHunllncatlon for Rough Play .Ventral Zone Between Elevens When Lined Up Passing of Ball in Any Direction Between Twen-ty-flve Yard Lines Ten Ynrds to he Gnlned in Three Downs Increase of Distance Between Goal Posts. Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 9. Recom mendations regarding changes in the game of football were completed to day by the special football committee appointed by the Athletic association of Harvard graduates, and will be submit ted to-morrow to tha athletic commit tee of the university, H is expected that the committee will authorize Coach William T. Held, Jr., to present the views as to those which Harvard holds officially regarding football at the meeting of the football rules com mittee, which will be held in New York next Friday night. The report, is divided Into two parts, the first presenting the committee's idea of the necessary ethical reforms, and the second the suggestions regard ing the changes thought necessary to bring these reforms about. The principal ethical reform suggest ed provides for three officials on the field, for linesmen to watch off-side play; for instant disqualification for rough play, a team to play five minutes without a substitute, a player disquali fied twice to be barred for the season, no blocking except by body, no inter ference with a punter, and a standing committee to select ofliclals. The noteworthy changes to bring about' such reforms are: , The 'ball to be placed with te points towards the goals, and no players to stand ahead of the points; increasing the distance to be gained in three downs from five to ten yards; permit ting the ball, to be passed In any di rection when the ball is between the twenty-five yard lines, provided the player has not advanced Ibeyohd line of scrimmage; no punt out for a try at goal; Increase .distance between the goal post3 to twenty-five feet, no inter, ference with a free kick; a fair catch to be Indicated by the holding up of hand,., no movement by players until the ball !s"p-iit into play, except by one man, and finally, that not more than three men besides the man receiving the ball shall be less than five yards behind the line, unless outside the posl tion occupied by the outsldo man in the line.. The report embodying these recom mendations is signed by W. T. Reid, jr., chairman; L. B. R. Briggs, Edward (Continued on Sixth Page) SCARE FOR A STARTER. Party of Greenwich People Experience nn Escape. Greenwich, Jan. 9. A party of Green wlch people who started on a Callfor nian trip this afternoon had an un pleasant experience to mark their de parture, but fortunately no one was harmed. The members of the party are W. J. Smith and his two daughters, Cathfarlne and Mary; Miss Ethel Bowles, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Flnnegan and Rev. Father Fitzgerald, of the Catholic church. They are to travel in a special car and the journey will be ten thousand miles in length. The car was at the station here' waiting for the west-bound express, when a local pho tographer secured permission to photo graph the party. The members were lined up on the track and were waiting for the exposure, when the photog- rapner saw me east-bound express coming. He just had time to warn the party out of the way as the express dashed by. No picture was taken. DEMOCRATS NOT IN IT. New York Aldermanlc Board in Joint Control of Opposition New Tork, Jan. 9 Republican and municipal ownership league aldermen gained joint control of every committee when the New York city board of alder. men organized to-day. Committees composed of nine members have but two democrats under the new arrange, ment The chairmanship of the committee of privileges and elections which will han die several election contests was given to a municipal ownership league alder man. One other chairmanship was glv. en to a municipal ownership man and all the remaining chairmanships were given to republicans. Advance of (150,000,000 to Russia. Paris, Jan. 9. It is stated In well-in formed quarters, though it has not yet been officially announced, that the ne gotiations between M. Kokovsoff, the former Russian minister of finance, and the French bankers have resulted in the latter agreeing to advance to the Rus sian government $50,000,000 at 5i per cent, interest, plus 2 per cent, commis sion. Zucbcr Dead Ansonia, Jan. 10. Harry Zucher, who was stricken over the head Monday with a billiard cue by Walter Nelson colored, died of his injuries at 1:45 o'clock this morning. Syracuse Defeats Yale. Syracuse, N. T.. Jan. 9. Syracuse university defeated Yale in an excit ing game of basketball here to-night by the score of 19 to 15 VERDICT FOR $10,000. Awarded to New Haven Lad Against John II. Staj'un New Tork, Jan. 9. Dainages of $10,000 were awarded to-day to Walter R. Mal loy, a fourteen-year-olei boy of New Haven, Conn., whose le!g was chewed by a bear and amputated in conse- ! quence at the knee. life was viewing some caged bears in New Haven on the dock of John H. Starin, when one of the, animals poked his snout out of the cage and caught the boy's leg at the ankle. The suit was brought against Mr. Starin. DR. STEGER DEAD. Man Who Feared He Might Kill Some one Took Poison. New York, Jan. 9. Dr. Robert W. Steger, who was found last night un conscious in his room at the Audubon hotel, died to-day at Bellevue hospital. He drank a mixture of chloroform and morphine. The reason he gave for self- destruction was that he had had fre quent attacks of h imicidal mania, and that he feared in the end he would kill some one. DISASTER AT HAYERSTRAW GRAVE FEAR THERE MAY HE ANOTHER CAVE-IN. Occupants ot a Number of Iloures Move Cut The Missing Xunber !cv enteeu ui.ci All Prob'.iMy Went to Their Death When the Title, ecu Houses Toppled Over Into a Pit Sixty Feet Deep. Haverstraw, N. T., Jan, 9. To-night seventeen, persons are missing arid are believed to have gone to their death, when thirteen houses along Rockland street In this village toppled over last night into a pit of sixty feet deep, which had been cut by clay diggers, In connection with the brick making indus try here. Twelve of the persons miss ing were occupants Of the fallen houses, and five were among the res cuers, who went to the aid ot neigh bors after the first house foil, and were carried down, when the other twelve houses went crashing ovw the prciplce. The wreckage quickly caught fire, and those who were In the mass were either crushed or burned to death. To-night there is great fear of an other cave-in along Rockland street, and the occupants of seven or eight houses, have moved away. Others are keeping an all night vigil, ready to flee themselves and to alarm their neighbors In caseof impending danger. The 'missing to-night, all of whom are believed to be dead, are as follows: Occupants of houses: Harris Nel son, a merchant; Benjamin Nelson ills son; Mrs. Silverman and young son; Charles Cohen and wife; P. Man nim and wife; John B. Beauchamp; A. Frovltch and daughter, Abraham Dias. In the rescuing party: Joseph Albert, John McMurray, Bartley iMcGovern, Mrs. Joseph Dalley, a Jewish rabbi, name not yet ascertained. The landslide which carried away the thirteen houses was caused by the fall- (Contlnued on Sixth Page.) NATIONAL STRIKE TO-MORROW. More Than 200,000 Will be Thrown Out of Employment. New Tork, Jan. 9. A national strike against employers In the Allied Build ing 'trades will be ordered Thursday. It will affect 10,000 structural iron workers and indirectly throw more than 200,000 workers out of employment. Frank N. Ryan, president of the In ternational Association of Bridge and Iron Workers will leave New Tork to. morrow for Cleveland to order the strike. Before he leaves the city he will issue a call for a' meeting of the International executive committee in Cleveland to take action. The strike was asked for by the Greater New Tork district council of the Housesmiths' and Brldgemen's union, which at a secret meeting decld ed to seek assistance in their strike in this city. The New Tork employers have con tracts in many of the principal cities throughout the country, which will be affected by the national strike. GAYNOR-GREENE TRIAL. First Day Consumed In Skirmishing by Counsel, i Savannah, Ga., Jan- 9. The first day of the Greene and Gaynor case In the United States court for the southern district of Georgia, was consumed in preliminary skirmishes between coun sel with the issue upon the contention advanced still undecided when adjourn ment until to-morrow morning was tak en. Its possible that it may bo some days before the point of drawing the jury for the actual trial is reached as there are a number of pleas in abate ment and demurrers to the bills of in dictment yet to be presented to the court and argued. Bryan Banquetted at Hollo. Manila, Jan. 9. William J. Bryan was given a banquet at Iloilo on Mon day. In a speech he said that the of ficials and other citizens of the islands were representative Americans who had the best interests of the Philip pines and the natives at heart. To-day the Bryan party is crossing the heart oi the Island of Mindanao. INSURANCE IN ARE DROPPED BY BANKS ALEXANDER, DEPEW, HYDE AND M'CURDY AMONG THEM. Robert II. McCurdy, Son of the Former President of the Mutual Life, Re signs From the Directorate of the Astor National Bank In Philadelphia Hyde and Alexander Are Dropped from the Board of the Franklin Na tional Br.nk. New Tork, Jan. 9- Charles H. Allen, Paul D. Cravath, Victor Morawetz and Paul Morton were to-day elected direc tors of the National Bank of Commerce. Mr. Allen is an official of the Morton Trust company, Messrs. Cravath and Morawetz are prominent corporation lawyers, and Mr. Morton Is the' new president of the Equitable Life. These men are supposed to take the places of James W. Alexander, Chaun cey M. Depew, James H. Hyde and Richard A. McCurdy. W. H. Mclntyre, D. O. Mills, F. P. Olcott and Elihu Root also retiredifrom the National Bank of Commerce. George F. Baker, Jr., an officer of the First National bank, has been elected a director of the Chase National bank. The National Bank of North America to-day reduced the membership of Its board of directors, from thirteen to nine. Among the directors who retired were Hugh J. Chisholm, president of the In ternational Paper company, and Am brose Monell, president of the Interna tional Nickel company. Charles M. Schwab was elected a director. Robert H. McCurdy, son of the for mer president of the Mutual Life In surance company, resigned to-day from the directorate of the Astor National bank. At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the Manhattan Trust com pany Walter P. Bliss was elected a di rector in place of Clarence M'ackay, re signed, and S. L. Schoonmaker in place of the late Daniel S. Lamont. Philadelphia, Jan. 9. James W. Alex ander and James Hazen Hyde, until recently president and vice-pres'-rent, respectively, of the Equitable Life As surance society, were to-day dropped from . the board of directors of the Franklin National bank of this! city. H. C. Frlck and Paul D. Cravath were elected to fill the two vacancies. .' Mr. Frlck not long ago resigned as a direc tor of the bank. Hyde and Alexander represented in the Franklin directorate the large stock Interest which the Equi table held in this bank. SENATE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. Discusses Appointment of Delegates to Moroccan Conference. Washington, Jan. 9. The propriety of dis'cusslng in open senate a resolution introduced by Senator Bacon, calling upon the president for an account of his appointment of delegates to the con ference at Algeclras, Spain, was consid ered for four hours to-day and then by strict party voite it was decided that th cresolution should be executive bus iness. Senator Bacon in supporting his resolutions contended for a public dis cussion and Sea tor Spooner declared that the adoption of the resolution would be an encroachment by the sen ate upon the constitutional rights of the president and virtually would charge Mm, in a manner amounting al most to Insult, with ignorance of his duties as chief magistrate. Offense was taken by Senator Bacon to the remarks of Senator Spooner, the former declaring that he did not pur poLi? to be charged with Insulting the president. Mr. Spooner said that he did no: mean to imply that it had been an insult to introduce the resolution, but that It would be an affront to the pres ident tj adopt a measure which ques tioned the executive on a matter in which he was well within his own rights. TAFT TAKING OFF WEIGHT. Has Reduced His Avoirdupois from 314 to 204. Washington, Jan. 9. Secretary Taft has been for several weeks past en. deavorlng systematically to reduce his weight, and was able to-day to an nounce a measurable degree of success, When he began the treatment, as the result of a rather sedentary life in the Philippines and lack of exercise here, he weighed 314 3-4 pounds'- To-day he weighed 294 3-8 pounds, a reduction at tained principally through a careful diet. The secretary has also seized every opportunity to ride horse back and take long walks at a lively gait. He announces' his purpose to persist in this course until he ha9 reduced his weight to 250 pounds. DEWEY DOING WELL. Great Dock Heard From by Way of , Porta Rico. j Washington, Jan. 9. The following cablegram has been received at the navy department from Rear-Admiral Dunlap, commandant of the naval sta tion at San Juan, P. R.: "8 A. M., Monday, received at station, "To Washington Squadron together, latitude 34.40, longitude 64.15, course east: speed three, knots. Hosley re ports fine weather." This cablegram refers to the drydock Dewey expedition, which, it is estimat ed, has made a distance of about 750 miles. The report is regarded at tha navy department as very encouraging, GRAND CIRCUIT SCHEDULE. Dates for Next Season's Racing Hart ford, September 3 to S. New Tork, Jan. 9. The schedule of the grand circuit trotting season of 1906 was announced to-day at a meeting, in this city, of the stewards of the grand circuit. The schedule for 1906 Is as follows: The racing season will open at Detroit with a two-weeks' meeting beginning July 23 and ending August 4, and there after meetings of one week as follows: Buffalo, August 6 to 11; Poughkeepsie, August 13 to 18; Readvllle (Boston), AugUHt 20 to 25; Providence, August 27 to September 1; Hartford, September 3 to 8; Syracuse, September 10 to 15; Co lumbus, September 17 to 22; and Cin cinnati, September 24 to 29. Memphis, Cleveland and Empire City track, New Tork, did not apply for dates this year. MARSHALL FIELD'S CONDITION. Suffering from a Heavy Cold but Is In No Danger. New Tork, Jan. 9. Marshall Field, of Chicago, who arrived here to-day from Chicago, is suffering from a heavy cold. He went 'to the Holland house, where it was said that his condition was not regarded as at all serious. It was learned at the hotel that Mr. Field contracted a slight bronchial cold while on his way to New York. " There was fear that the cold would develop into bronchitis, and It was thought best to take urgent preventive measures. It was said that Mr. Field's condition la not regarded as at all serious, but that, acting upon advice of his physician, he will remain closely in his apartments for the present. INQUIRY IN CANAL AFFAIRS PRESIDENT'S INVITATION AC CEPTED BY THE SENATE. An Investigation to be Made Also Into the Question of the Exchange Rate on Money on the Isthmus Philip pine Tariff Measure Debated in the House Opposed by Mr. Hill of Con necticut on Behalf of Tobacco Grow ers of This State. Washington, Jan. 9. The senate to day adopted two resolutions of inquiry. One of them authorizes an Investigation by the committee on lnter-oceanlo ca nals into the general conduct of the af fairs of the Panama canal, and the other an inquiry by the finance com mittee Into the question of the ex change rate on money on the Isthmus. The first resolution was reported from the canal committee by Its chairman, Mr. Milard, and the second Is the res olution presented yesterday by Mr. Bailey, with the provision relative to the sale of Panama railroad bonds omitted. The remainder of the open session was devoted to a speech by Mr. Mor gan on the railroad rate questlau. He advocated the settlement of all differ ences over rates in the courts, accord ing to common law methods, as calcu-i lated to do away with much awkward machinery. As the doors were closing for the se cret session the resolution authorizing an investigation into the Panama canal was presented and agreed to. The sen ate adjourned at 5:20. President Roosevelt asked a full In quiry into the conduct of canal affairs in his message Monday. TRESPASS BY TELEPHONE. lInque Question Before the Massachu setts Supreme Court. , Boston, Jan. 9. The unique question whether a person may trespass by tele phone was the topic of discussion be fore Judge Richardson in the superior court to-day on a bill brought by the Derby Desk company and the superhv tendent of its Somerville factory, George L. Holton, against his wife, Jennie H. P. Holton, of Cambridge, who is living apart from him, and who, it was alleged, frequently called him by telephone. Mrs. Holton demurred to the bill and her demurrer was sustain ed after the discussion, on the ground that her husband was improperly join ed as plaintiff. Judge Richardson expressed the opln ion that a husband could not maintain a bill against his wife, because He took chances on the things complained of in this case when he married the woman, The court thought, however, that the company could" maintain a bill by striking out the name of the husband and by stating more particularly the acts of trespass. "I think one having a telephone in his house," said Judge Richardson, "could enjoin a person from continuously ringing him up day and night upon unimportant matters, which he had no right to do, to the loss of sleep and rest to the occupant and to his great annoyance." The plaintiff's bill will be amended. Mystic Brnkeman Suicides, Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 9. Clifford IC Church, of Mystio, Conn., a Boston and Maine railroad brakeman, committed suicide here to-day by shooting. Church came here four weeks ago. During the past few days he had been ill and de spondent. American Sculptor Honored. London, Jan. 9. The general assem bly of the members of the Royal acad emy to-night elected Augustus Saint Gsudens, the American sculptor, and Josef Israels, the Dutch painter, hon orary foreign members of the academy. COURT Ml COMPEL OIL TRUST 1MI0 ANSWER ASKED TO ORDER H. II. ROGE11S TO SHOW WHY HE SHOUI& n6t. Vice President of the Standard Oil Company Has Stubbornly Declined to Say Whether the Standard Controls Three Other Companies Operating In the State of Missouri State's Object to Show That OH Trade la Monopo lized Would Oust Trust. v New Tork. Jan. 9Th. ' whether Henry H, Rogers can be vumpeuea to tell Attorney General Herbert S. Hadley of Missouri whether the Standard Oil company of New Jer sey owns or controls three oil com panies which are selling oil in Missouri as separate companies will be placed before the supreme court of New Tork umuuw. aji tne important questions which Mr. Ros-a , ed to answer by advioe of counsel in the last three days of the hearing la uijr were presented to ithe supreme court to-day by counsel atw in half of Attorney General Hadley and uia liuuru was asicea to order Mr. Rog ers to show cause whv hA v,..i , . rf saw B-UUXMU UUifi answer them. The court Issued the or der ana it was served on William V Rowe, counsel for Mr. Rogws, while the hearing was still In progress late to-day. . . The questions are in a. iu-m.w forms but in substance they all are "Does the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, either through Itself or any other person or corporation, own, hold or control a majority of the stock Of the Waters-Plprnn (V r w A1U.&B souri, the Standard Oil company f In diana and the ReDublln New Tork?" No matter In what form me question has been put Mr. Rogers has declined to answer it. TIia Anmmiti- sioner before whom the evidence la tak en is without power to compel an an swer, but 'the supreme court possesses the authority to order Mr. Roc-firs it. , punished for contempt of court ir he declines to answer after being ordered' io -do po by that court. ' Mr. Hadley wants this information to show that the three alleged subsidiary or confederated oompanies are monopo lizing the oil trade in Missouri In com bination and to induce the , Missouri courts to order them ousted from that! state. . An interesting feature of the hearing io-oay was an invitntiorii hgt jr-i- Hadley to Thomas W. Lawson of Bos tonrequesting him to com to New Tork and testify if he can. give any in formation as to the three questions Mr. Hadley is trying to drive out of Mis souri. When the hearing adjourned no night Mr. Lawson's reply had not been received. Mr. Rogers again- declined on the stand to-day to disclose the stock own. erahip of the three companies and was severely admonished by Mr. Hadley to treat the hearing seriously and not a "funny." The subpoena server who has been trying for several days to summon H Clay Pierce to testify before the com missioner in this case notified Mr. Had'., ley to-night that he has been unable to get Mr. Pierce who, he said, has sailed away on a steam yacht- Mr. Pierce is chairman of the board of directors of the Waters-Pierce Oil company of Mis souri and father of the president of that company. The subpoena server said that he had pursued Mr. Pierce and his valet through a suite of rooms in tbo hotel occupied by Mr. Pierce, but that the oil man had locked himself in bis chamber. The server ithen desisted. Jjhn D. Archibold, vice president and director )f the Standard Oil company, and William G. Rockefeller, nephew of Jffhn D. Rockefeller, were present at the hearing to-day. They have been subpoenaed as witnesses and will prob ably be called to-morrow. Attorney General Hadley said to night that he expected to close the hearing to-morrow if the hearing in court does not prevent. EDWAHDB. BRADLEY STRICKEN Well Known Conductor on Nevr Haven Derby Line Has Apoplexy. Conductor Edward B. Bradley, trell known In this city, who has been a con ductor on the New Haven and Derby railroad line for the last thirty years, was stricKen witn apoplexy in me con ductors' room at Union station last evening. Dr. S. L. Spier was summon ed and at his advice Mr. Bradley was removed to Grace hospital. His condi tion is serious, but it could not be stat ed last night what his obancas for re covery are. Mr. Bradley's brother, Al bert Bradley, was summoned to the hospital. He Is very well known in this city and Is held In high regard, v Boston Finn. Highest Bidders. Danburf-, Jan. 9. The bids for the $200,000 bond issue of the Danbury City Water company were opened this aft ernoon. The highest Wdds were Ester brook & Co., of Boston, whose figures were $104.27 for each hundred. Shipping; News. New Tork, Jan. 9. Steamer Baltic, Liverpool and Queenstown for New York, in communication by wireless telegraph with the station at Cape Race. N. F., at 10 a. m., when the ves sel was 120 miles east of that station. The Baltic will probably dock about 9 a. m., 12th. New York, Jan 9. Arrived: Steamers Vaderland, Antwerp; LIguria, Naples, etc. Sailed: Step.mers Carols. Oenri asd Naples: Calabria, Marseilles, Naples, etc.; South wark, Antwerp. Antwerp, Jan. 9. Arrived: steamer Zetland, New York via Dover. Hamburg, Jan. 5. Sailed: eteamei Bulgaria, New Tork.