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VOL. LXX NO. 21. PBICE TWO CETS.
NEW HAVEN, CONK., WEDNESDAY JANUARY 24, 1906. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. r CZAR GIVES PROOF THAT IE WILL KEEP PROMISE TAKES ANOTHER LONG STEP IN DIRECTION OF CONSTI TUTIONALISM. Decides to Entrust the First Imperial Donma With a large Measure of Constitutional Towers Ministerial Cabinet and Council of the Empire Now Engaged in Discussing Changes in Organic taws of the Empire. St. Petersburg, Jan. 23. Notwith standing tfreir victories over the revo lutionists and the apparent opportunity to turn their backs on the recently pro mulgated reforms, the emperor and his advisers have taken another long step In the direction of constitutionalism by deciding to entrust the first imperial douma with a large measure of con stituent powers. The ministerial cabi net and the council of the empire , is now engaged. In discussing changes in ithe organic laws of tiie empire and the powers to be conferred upon the douma are considered necessary to bring these laws into harmony with the spirit of the emperor's manifesto October 30 and with the new path on which Russia has entered. , These changes will be submit ted to We douma, when the representa iva nf thfi neorile will be empowered as they were in 1613, the year in which the direction of the empire came unaer the control of the Romanoffs, to pass judgment upon the fundamental laws of the realm. '' The council of ministers at a long ses sion to-day discussed the project of al tering the statute of August 19 so as to bring it into harmony with the new conditions. Satisfactory progress was made, though no results were arrived at Further meetings of the council in connection with this subject will be held frequently and the project will be press ed with all speed consistent with its Importance.' v vifildlne to the Domilar desire on these points the emperor has gained a. tactical victory ana nas secured lur uis new concessions a better welcome than that which greeted those preceding them. It is considered possible that he has forestalled any attempt on the part of the new assembly to arrogate to it self constituent powers without imperi al consent, which is the only avowed Ilan of the radical organizations- The step taken by the emperor also justifies the repeated declaration of Count Witte that the government had no intention ol failing even by a hair's breadth in the fulfillment of. the promises made In tha manifesto of October 30. It seems that the reaction manifested by Inter ference with the meetings of strikers was dictated only by the necessity for the preservation of order and the com batting of anarchy and civil war. $l)i,000,000 BOND ISSVE Decided Upon by the Westinghouse Electric Company. New York, Jan. 23 The Westing house Electrio and Manufacturing Co, has determined upon an Issue of $15, nofl.000 of convertible sinking fund 5 per cent, gold bonds, convertible into stock of the company at 200 per cent. after January 1, 1910, and redeemable after January 1, 1912, at 105 per cent, and accrued Interest, with an annual sinking fund of $500,000 beginning De cember 31, 1907. From the proceeds of the bonds the company will retire all of Its outstanding commercial paper, and will have left ample capital to provide for extensions and increasing Ibusiness. The trust indenture under which the bonds are to be Issued is to provide that the property of the company shall remain unmortgaged, and is also to contain stipulations as to special secur ity for the bonds. The entire issue of $15,000,000 has been purchased by Kuhn, Loeb & Co., sub ject to the right of stockholders to sub scribe at 9S and accrued interest. HARTFORD UNIVERSITY CLUB. College Graduates In That City to Or ganize It. Hartford, Jan. 23. At a meeting of about forty college men here to-night, representing twelve colleges, It was de cided to form an organization to be known as the Hartford University club. The membership is to be limited to 200. Following are trie officers elect ed: President, N- W. Jacobus of Princeton; vice president, James P. An drews of Tale; secretary, Edgar F, Waterman, of Trinity; treasurer, C. M, Starkweather of Amherst; executive tfommlttee, Rev. R. H. Potter of Union college, Clement G. Hyde of Harvard; Professor W. F. Pratt of Williams; W. II. Corbin of Yale and Willis J. Twich- ell of Middlebury college. TOUNG WIFE SUICIDES. Despondent Because Her Husband Was Out of Work. Hartford, Jan. 23. Despondent be cause her husband was out of work, with no prospect of finding any, Mrs. Gussie Drekster committed suicide at her home, 69 Talcott street to-day by drinking a large dose of carbolic acid. She was ttwenty-three years old and had been married but a short time. Vleorons Start. Chicago,' Jan. 23. The government, Ithrough District Attorney Morrison, made Its opening statement in the packers' case to-day. The district at itorney entered upon his address to the jury with such vigor that the attor neys for the defense at once interpos ed objections. EIGHT-HOUR DAI STANDS. House Votes Against Lengthening on Canal Work. Washington, Jan. 23. The eight-hour law cannot be abrogated for work on the Panama canal, and canal commis sioners cannot receive additional com pensation besides their salaries as commissioners- These two changes in the urgent deficiency appropriation bill now under consideration in the houee were the net result of to-day's session. Innumerable amendments, seeking to perfect the bill as to canal purchases, purchases of coal for the navy, etc., consumed time in discussion, but met defeat. When the session ended about half of the bill had been considered. . It will be laid aside to-morrow when the state hood Mil will have the right of way until disposed of. SUIT AGAINST EQUITABLE. Demurrer Overruled In Action to Com pel Distribution of Surplus, . Saratoga, N. Y., Jan.- 23. Justice Henry T, Kellogg of the New York state supreme court to-day handed down a decision overruling the demur rer interposed by James H. Hyde to the complaint in the action brought by Mrs. Mary S. Young against the Edit able Life Assurance society and Mr. Hyde and others. The purpose of Mrs. Young's action is to compel a distribu tion of the surplus of the Equitable so ciety of which she declared she is a stockholder and a policy holder. Justice Kellogg overruled all the objections raised by Mr. Hyde's counsel. D. S. WORKING FOR ACCORD EFFORT TO BRING GERMANY AND FRANCE TOGETHER. (Inlet Endeavors by Henry White, Am bassador to Italy and Head of the American , Delegation nt the Mor occan Conference, io Cause a Better Understanding Before the More Seri ous Questions Arise. Algeciras, Jan. 23, 11:05 p. m. Henry White, ambassador to Italy, and head of the American delegation to the Mor occan conference, is making the weight of the United States felt in quiet en deavors to bring France and Germany nearer together before the disputed questions arise in the conference. These questions cannot be long delayed, as the consideration of economic and financial reforms in Morocco will begin next week. ; . . It has been impossible for the United States to take the lead in seeking a way toward an agreement that shall guar antee to all countries an equal footing in Morocco and yet recognize in some respects the special position of France. It is a difficult task, but all the govern ments except those directly concerned are assisting in it because of the danger of the situation should the conference fail of a settlement. . '-,. ' Great Britain is acting entirely with France and Is not disposed now to ask France to modify her views. Italy, however, as the ally of Germany and the friend of France, and Russia, as the ally of France and the friend of Ger many, are co-operating In the effort to find a compromise. DEFENDS PRESIDENT'S POLICY. Senator Spooner Speaka on Moroccan and San Domingo Affairs. Washington, Jan. 23. For more than three hours to-day Mr. Spooner occu pied the time of the senate in explan ation and defense of the course of the administration relative to the Moroc can conference at Algerclras, Spain, and in connection with Santo Domingo. In the Moroccan matter Mr. Spooner contended that the president had mere ly followed precedents in appointing delegates, and said that If he had fail ed to do so he would have been guilty of dereliction of duty, while in the case of Santo Domingo he asserted that the president had made no effort to carry the treaty between Santo Domingo and the United States into effect in advance of Its ratification by the senate- Mr. Culberson followed Mr. Spooner with a brief speech in which he said that the president had taken complete jurisdiction of the subject matter of the Dominican treaty, thus usurping the powers of the senate. ' Mr- Lodge gave notice of a speech on tne Dominican and Moroccan ques tions to-morrow. Mr. McCumber and Mr. Hepburn spoke on the pure food bill. REPRIEVE FOR CAPOBIANCA Granted to Waterbnry Murderer by Governor Roberts. Hartford, Jan. 23. Governor Roberts this afternoon granted a reprieve to Capobianca, the Waterbury murderer, who killed Angelo Solomlta at the Nau gatuck depot July 28, 1905. The re prieve extends to June 26. Attorney O'Neill appearing for Capobianca said he was going to take the case to the supreme court. Steamer Sent to Bottom. Boston, Jan. 23. News of the loss of the freight steamer Trojan, of the Bos ton and Philadelphia Steamship Co-'e line, in collision with the Ocean line steamer Nacoochee in a dense fog at the entrance to Vineyard sound Sun day, was brought here to-day by the, Nacoochee, wheh arrived thirty-six hours late, having on board the Tro jan's crew. The Trojan was valued at $250,000, and her cargo the same. AGREEMENT IS REACHED OH RAILROAD RATE BILL HEPBURN BILL TO BE UNANI MOUSLY RECOMMENDED TO HOUSE. Action Taken by Committee After Con ference Lasting AH Yesterday After noonIn the Main the Measure Is the Same as the Original Bill but a Num ber of Concessions Have Been Made to the Democrats Their Ideas as Set i Forth In Davey Bill Freely Incorpor ated. Washington, Jan. 23. After a con ference lasting all the afternoon, the house committee on interstate and for eign commerce to-day agreed upon a rate bill to be known a's the Hepburn bill and to be reported to the house with the unanimous recommendation of the eighteen members of the commit tee. , In the main the 'bill is tfae original Hepburn bill, but a number of , conces sions were made to the democrats and their ideas as set forth in the Davey bill were freely incorporated In the per fected measure. Chairman Hepburn was congratulate ed by all the members of his committee on the drafting of a bill upon which the two parties could agreed and mem bers of the committee assert corifidence tiiat the successful outcome of their long conferences will have a marked effect Upon the attitude of the senate toward the measure. Mr. Hepburn and the other republi cans agreed to accept the wording of the democratic bill in the provision for fixing the maximum rate. The amend ment which was accepted provides that ithe commission shall fix a , "just, rea sonable and fairly remunerative rate, which shall be the maximum rate." It was maintained by the democrats that under, the original Hepburn wording the commission was required to fix the highest of the just, reasonable and fair ly remunerative rates, In case there were several such rates. Chairman Hepburn and the republicans do not be lieve there is any difference In the two wordings, but were perfectly willing to accept the language of the Davey bill. The amended bill also provides for seven members of ithe Interstate com merce commission, instead of , nine. Another amendment incorporated at the request of the democrats provides that in cases where no damages are as sessed ttve commission may simply state its conclusions and need not set forth its findings. A section of the Davey bill requir ing that the attorney general in ap pealed cases shall file the certificate necessary to expedite the hearing was incorporated in the amended bill. Another amendment provides that or ders of the commission shall continue in force for three years unless repealed. No existing case are to be affected by the bill, and all laws relating to wit nesses and the conducting ot bearings before the commission are to be contin ued. . Mr. Hepburn expects to make a fav orable report on the bill to the house to-morrow and expresses confidence that the measure will be considered by the house within a week. Representa tive Townsend will open the debate on the bill. JOHN MITCHELL RE-ELECTED. Clash Between Hlin and Vice President Lewis. Indianapolis, Jan. 23. The convention of the United Mine Workers of America to-day adopted the report of the scale committee with practically no changes. The discussion of the proposition to endorse the plans of the anthracite min ers caused a clash between President Mitchell and Vice-President Lewis. Considerable feeling was shown. Mr. Lewis made the statement from the floor that he thought a full explanation of the anthracite situation should be made by the president. He said he knew nothing except what he read in newspapers. President Mitchell replied that he knew no law requiring a presi dent to report to a vice-president, and added: "I did not know till yesterday of the success of the movement to secure a conference with the anthracite opera tors, and I do not know what demands the anthracite miners' committee will make. The -demands have not been formulated." Mr. Lewis replied that he thought he was worthy to be taken into the confi dence of the organization, when the convention moved that the debate cease. The convention elected John P. White, president of the Iowa miners, and T. D. Nichols, of District No. 1, Pennsylvania, as delegates to the International Min ing congress at London. The report of tha tellers showed th election of the following: President, John Mitchell; vice-president, T. L. Lewis; secretary-treasurer, W. B. Wil son; delegates to the American Feder ation of Labor, John Mitchell, T. L. Lewis, W; B. Wilson, John Dempsey, H. C. Perry and John Fahey. Price of Gas In New York. New York, Jan. 23. Mayor McCMlan to-day requested the board of aldermen of this city to declare itself In favor of a hill now pending in the state legis lature, which fixed the maximum price of gas in New York city at eighty cents a thousand feet. ' Boycott Placed on American Goods. London, Jan. 23. A dispatch to the Tribune from Penang says that the Chinese Drapers guild has issued a for mal notice boycotting all cloths of American manufacture. POULTNEY NOT KICKED OUT. -1 Left Boston University on His Own Volition " New York, Jan. 23. jjust before leav ing for Washington ti testify at the Panama canal investigation to-night Poultney Bigelow confirmed the report that he has severed his, connection with Boston university. r "But I was not kicked out, as stated," he said. "That was a joke, for I re signed. I felt that I am not just the kind of a man the university needs, and although nothing .has been said to me on the subject, I could see that a resig nation would be a good thing. "My resignation was mailed from New York several days ago, and it only needs the action of the trustees, which will, I believe, be prompt, to bring my connection to a close." LIBERAL SUCCESSES UNCHECKED Still Increasing Its Lead )var AH the Other Parties. London, Jan. 23. The unionists gain ed another seat in the northwest divi sion of Lanaarkshire through a laborite dividing the liberal ; vote, but other wise the liberal successes were uncheck ed. Up to the present time the new parliament is composed as follows: Liberals, 284; unionists, 125; laborites, !; nationalists, 79. , . r BRILLIANT JUNIOR PROM. ARMORY A FAIRYLAND OF BEAUTY AND PLEASURE. Committee from 1907 Take Record for Promptness Decorations Very Beau tiful aad Effective Innovations in Adornment Include Graceful Ionic Pillars Violets Scarce Owing to Committee's Disapproval The Occu pants of the Boxes. In a fairyland of the decorator's art peopled by fairies as beautiful as any dream the master event of the social life of the class of 1907 at Yale sped away last evening. Some time to-day toe merry dancers will awake and the juniors of 1907 will congratulate them selves on a promenade which for smoothness of arrangement and in fact from any standpoint has never been ex ceeded at Yale, and perhaps never equalled. j The great bare ernory was trans formed Into a vast magnificent bower. The lofty roof of the armory was con cealed by wavy folds of pink, white and green bunting that gave a distant cloud-like impression. Twined about beneath theso billows of bunting were vines and twigs wtiich gave the effect of a great woodland. In the middle of the two sides rose the musicians' bow er covered on the front with foliage il luminated by strings of soft incandes cent lights, while the. sides were bank ed with potted palms. A splendid in novation in the decorative arrange ments this year was the graceful Ionic columns that flanked the fronts of the musicians' stands, and also the main entrance. Another new feature was the placing of huge electric lighted Ys over the main entrance and at the rear of the hall. Suspended from the girders of the roof according to the custom that has been unbroken for years was the shell in which the Yale 'varsity eight de feated Harvard at New London .last June. The footballs won in the cham pionship games were absent this year, although it is also customary to in clude them In the decorations. When the lights were turned on the incandescent globes twined among the foliage that roofed In the promenade floor, gave the appearance of stars beaming through the leaves of a wood land. Perhaps the feature of the promenade in which the 1907 committee will wrap themselves in most glory vIs the prompt ness with which the promenade was got under way. It was just 9:15 o'clock when the grand march com menced and the promenade inaugurat ed. This is the best record for prompt ness, it is said that has ever been made for the promenade, the event last year being fully half an hour later. It was a beautiful sight when the 200 or more couples broke into the first two-step of the evening to the strains of Pro Yalensia, Walter Cowles' stir ring march. Beautiful gowns, mostly simple in effect but setting off the beauty of their wearers to perfection, happy faces and the gliding of a mul titude over the finely waxed surface (Continued from First Page.) THROWS 1,000 OUT OF WORK. Refusal of Congress to Appropriate 91,000,000 for Ship Repairs Washington, Jan. 23. Because of the refusal of congress to Include in the urgent deficiency bill $1,000,000 asked for to cover the cost of repairs on ships In need of overhauling, Secretary Bona parte was compelled to-day to issue an order reducing by 44 per cent, the force of employes under the bureau of steam engineering at all yards and stations. This will hinder and may stop altogeth er the work of overhauling the armored cruiser New York, as well as repairs on the Indiana, Columbia and other ships, and cause the discharge of about 1,000 men. Dead at Age of 104 Years. Toronto, Ont., Jan. 23. Mrs. Rebecca Wagner died here to-day, aged 104 years. She was a daughter of Hum phery May, who married Sarah Madi son, daughter of President Madison of the United States. AN IUUNE LIST OF PROMINENT PERSONS SOME PEOPLE WHO ESCAPED TIIE PEN OF TOWN TOPICS. Interesting Developments at Trial of Collier's Editor for Criminal Libel Alger, Hyde, Depew, Perry Belmont, W. K. Vundcrkilt, George Gould, Mor gan, Lnwson, Cassatt and Many Others Mentioned Commodore Gerry Would Mot Subscribe for "Fads and Fancies." , ' New York, Jan. 23. The trial of Nor man Hapgood, editor of Collier's Week ly, charged with criminal libel by Jus tice Joseph M. Deuel as a result of the publication of a paragraph concerning the latter's connection with Town Top ics, is nearlng an end. After the exam ination of Colonel W. D. Mann, editor of Town Topics, was concluded this morning the defense introduced a num ber of witnesses and upon adjournment this evening counsel for Mr. Hapgood announced that they would probably finish their case to-morrow. , ' The trial was followed to-day with the same interest that has been mani fested since the hearing was begun. Fushionahiy-attired women were again conspicuous among those In the court room. The witnesses introduced by the defense included Commodore Elbridge T. Gerry, who testified as to Justice Deuel's efforts to induce him to sub scribe to "Fads and Fancies;" Charles Stokes Wayne, formerly managing ed itor of Town Topics, who gave the "immune list" of that publication; two solicitors for "Fads and Fancies," a.id James A. Burden, jr., of Troy, ,N. Y., who also was approached in. connection with "Fads and Fancies." Commodore Gerry said he found that Town Topics was interested in "Fads and Fancies," and that he refused to subscribe to the work. Mr. Burden said that when he was approached he was told that Colo nel Mann wielded a trenchant pen. This, however, did hot induce him to Subscribe. Charles Stokes Wayne In his testi mony said that Justice Deuel read proofs 'of Town Topics every Tuesday night. Frequently this work was done at Colonel Mann's house, the witness said. He next described a Card Index which he said Town Topics kept of per sons about whom it printed paragraphs, saying: . ; , , "The persons referred to by name in the paragraphs were written on the cards, and those referred to anonymousi ly were Indexed by the cities or places where they resided." Had Town Topics a. list of lmmunes?" asked Mr'. Shepard. "Yes." ' . i "Name some of them." '"' "Russey "A. Alger, ' James Hazen Hyde; Perry Belmont, James R. Keene, William K. Vanderbiit, George Gould, J. Plerpont Morgan, Chauncey M. De pew, A. J. Cassatt and about fifty oth ers." "Was not Abe Hummel, the lawyer, an Immune?" "He was." ' - "And Melville E. Stone, of the Asso ciated Press?" "Yes." Thomas tV. Lawson?" "Yes." "Harry Lehr?" "At one time." "' ' "Stuyvesant Fish?" "Yes." "Henry Flagler?" "Yes." "Crelghton Webb?" "Yes, I would say he was an im mune." "John E. Mallon?" "Yes." "Reginald Ward?" "Undoubtedly, for some time." "August Belmont?" "Yes." . "Before going to Europe in 1905 did Colonel Mann have a conversation with you about his funds?" asked Mr. Shep ard. ' "He did." "What did he say?" "He said he thought it was advisable to prepare a list of people who would figure in Town Topics, and I told him that it would be a good Idea." Adjournment was .taken here until to morrow. , STATEHOOD BILL FIGHT. Insurgent Republicans Now Present a Fomidable Force.-' 1 Washington, Jan. 23 Thirty-four re publican statehood "insurgents" held a caucus to-day in Representative Bab- cock's committee room and outlined their fight against the Hamilton bill. This Is the largest number of republi can members so far at an anti-joint statehood, meeting. Democrats who are out of the city are being summoned by Representative Williams, leader, of the minority, to re turn in time to oppose the anti-amend ment rule. Mr. Lloyd, the democratic whip, said to-night that he expects to be able to have at least 126 democrats in the house to-morrow to vote against the rule pre venting amendments to the Hamilton bill. Mr. Van Duzer, of Nevada, is at home on account of illness in his fam ily, and Messrs. Hearst and Cockran, both of New York; McDermott, of New Jersey, and Hill and Byrd, democrats. both of Mississippi, will not be here. Nearly twenty-five republicans are out of the city, and both the rival forces are working hard to gather in absen tees. General Wheeler's Condition New York, Jan. 23. It was announced tMs evening that General Wheeler's condition was unchanged.. THEATRICAL TRUST INQUIRY. I T Klaw & Erlanger and Others Must Pro duce Their Books. New York, Jan. 23. The investiga tion into the affairs of the so-called theatrical trust, which was begun by the district attorney's office recently, at David Belasco's request, will be allowed to continue, according to a decision of the supreme court to-day. Meyer W. Livingston, an employe of Klaw & Er langer, one of the theatrical firms or dered by the district attorney to pro-. duce its books and records in court for investigation, applied for an absolute writ of prohibition preventing the con tinuance of this inquiry. The applica tion was denied to-daji by Justice Davis. NEW JORK PRINTERS' STRIKE. No Settlement Reached With Methodist Book Concern New York, Jan. 23. There was prac tically no change in the printers' strike situation to-day Both the Typothetae and the leaders of the strike movement declared that everything was progress ing entirely to their satisfaction. The committee of Methodist ministt- ers which last week met with the strik ing printers and promised to confer with the Methodist Book concern in be half of the strikers, announced to-day that it had been unable to bring about a settlement The Methodist Book con cern is a member of 'the Typothetae and is opposing an eight-hour day and the closed shop principle. ORMOND-DAYTONA RACES. WORLDS RECORD FOR MILE TWICE LOWERED. Cigar-Shaped Steamer Driven by Fred Mariott the Successful Machine Goes Distance In ' Thirty-one and Foiir-fifth Seconds In Contest for the Sir ThoiuuaMIJcwax Trophy Vundcr bllt'a 250-Uorse Power" -"Car Falls to Start. ' . . Ormond, Fla., Jan. 23. The world's'' record for the mile was twice lowered to-day In the fourth annual Ormond Daytona automobile tournament by 'the same car, the cigar-shaped steamer driven by Fred Mariott. In the first start of the contest for the Sir Thom as Dewar trophy, the raoer made the inile in 32 1-5 seconds. , - Rain during the morning delayed the starting of the racing, and the course was not la the. very best condition for high speeding. ; In the mile -International for -the Dewar trophy two pre liminary heats were run, Mariott Lancia and Cedrino qualifying for the final. The second heat was particularly close, only 3-6 of a second separating Lancia and Cedrino for first and sec ond place. In the final Mariott won, going the mile in . 33 seconds flat. Ce drino was second in 38 flat and Lancia, owinig to trouble with his car, 'was -un-ableto start. . In the one mile heavyweight cham pionship for gasoline cars, two prelim inary heats were run off, Cedrino, Fletcher and Lancia qualifying for the finals. Lancia won the race in 87 flat, with Fletcher ,a close second at 37 jJ-5 seconds. The same racer driven toy Mariott was the one entry in the one-mile championship for steamers, and did the anile in 31 4-5 seconds, breaking all mile records, including his former one.1 . The middleweight one-mile champion ship for gasoline cars went over for to morrow. As Hemery's lightweight car was overweight he withdrew his other cars. The Vanderbiit 250 horsepower car did not start in any events. Summaries: One mile, international, for the Sir Thomas Dewar trophy: First heat, won by Mariott, steamer, 32 1-5 sec-, onds; Barp, gasoline, 40 seconds , fiat, Second heat, won by Lancia, gasoline, 37 3-5, Cedrino, gasoline, 38 1-6 seconds. Finals won by Mariott, 32 seconds; Ce drino, 38 seconds. One mile heavyweight championship for gasoline cars: First heat, won by Cedrino, 39 3-6 seconds; Fletcher, 38 4-5 seconds; second heat won by Lan cia, 42 seeonds; Earp, 43 3-5 seconds. Final won by Lancia, 37 seconds; Fletcher, second, 37 3-5 seconds. One mile championship for steamers, one entry, Mariott went the mile in 31 4-5 seconds. NEW HAZING MEASURE. Power of Punishment Left With Su perintendent of Academy Washington, Jan. 23. Representative Weeks (Mass.) introduced a bill to-day providing for the repeal of the present statute to punish hazing1 at Annap olis, and authorizing the superintendent of the academy to investigate all hazing charges, and inflict whatever punish ment he may see fit for minor offences, When bodily harm or great humili ation is inflioted upon midshipmen the superintendent is authorized to sum mon a court-martial. Offenders found guilty by such a body may be expelled. Great Fire at Jackson, Miss. Jackson, Miss., Jan. 23 The Missis sippi Compress, with 9,600 bals of cot ton, was destroyed iby fire this after noon, entailing a loss of $760,000, with insurance covering about two-thirds of that sum. The origin of the fire is not known. The compress plant was worth $150,000. The largest loser was the Knoop Freirch Co., of Liverpool, Eng., who had 1,100 bales in the compress. MANY LIVES LOST wniw it nail THE STEAMER VALENCIA GOES ASHORE DURING A THICK FOG. On Rocks Against a Hla-n ruw Likely to Go to Pieces at Any Thne Two Boats, One Containing Nine Men and Another Six, Land Safely Some Heartrending Scenes Vessel Starts' for the Scene Urgent Messages for Aid Received.'" p.'-. Victoria, B. C., Jan. 23. 4:50 p. m. T6e steamer Valencia, en routs from San Francisco with ninety-four pass engers and crew of sixty, went ashore at mid-night last night during a thick fog and a large number were drowned when attempting to leave the ship. The steamer is on the rocks against a foigh cliff, and is likely to go to pieces at any time. The boat's crew reached Cape Beale at 3 o'clock this afternoon and nine men got ashore near the tele graph hut, about (150 miles from tha ligothouse. Two men are prisoners oii the face of the cliff near which the steamer went ashore and cannot climb, up the cliff or return to the wreck. Tha sea probably will reach them when the tide is high. The men report some painful scenes. One woman dropped her child into tha sea when trying to hand it to her hus band, who was in one of the boats. When the boat's crew left there was a little boy running about the deck; crying for his mother, who was among inose drowned, s There are, still 125 persons on the wreck, with almost certain death star ing them in the face. The steamer Queen, which arrived here at 4 o'clock from San Francisco, landed her passen gers and left at once for the scene of the wreck. The steamer Queen City, left at midnight on her regulaf coast! cruise and should reach the scene of , tne wreck in a few hours. 'Urgent' messages are .being received, for fiiaslatnnna - - r f - St .is reported that the whaling stoam. er Orion has arrived at the Valencia wreck from the whaling station at Se chart, seeking -to save as many as pos- sible. '--. -" 7 p. m. A dispatch f rom Carmana ' says a. ship's boat with, several peopla passed there to-dav. ""''-""..j A boat with -six men arrived here late to-night. SUIT AGAINST DR. CRANE. Waterbury Physician Defendant In Ac tion for 10,000. . f Waterbury, Jan. 23. The case ot Robert Ewens against Dr. Augustus A. Crane was the first called at the open ing of the special term of the super ior court this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Court was opened by Deputy Sheriff Doherty, Judge Milton' A. Shumway presided. .. ' Ewens, w-ho was a railroad man, nasi four fingres of his right hand crushed in June, 1904, and was taken to the Wa terbury hospital for treatment. While there three operations were performed Upon his hand and arm but Ewens al leges that he was neglected and un skilfully treated. He claims damages of $10,000. ' The witnesses' examined this afternoon numbered fourteen and the case was continued until 9:30 a. m. td-morrow- " PROFESSOR ALGER EXCUSED. Expressed Opinion Before Conclusion ofi Evidence in Hazing Cose. Annapolis, Jan. 23. A challenge against Professor Philip R. Alger, a member of the court-martial which is trying Midshipman' Claude B. Mayo on charges of hazing, was sustained to day, and Professor Alger was excused from frther attendance during the trial. The ground upon which the challenge was ibased was the fact that Professor Alger had talked with Lieutenant C. P. Snyder, a witness, with regard to the latter's testimony, and that fee ex pressed an opinion before the court up on certain matters connected with tha case before the evidence had been com pleted. MEMORIAL TO DR. HARPER. Magnificent Library to be Erected on Chicago's Campus. Chicago, Jan. 23. It was decided to day that a magnificent library building to be erected on the campus of the Uni versity of Chicago is to bo the memorial of Dr. Harper, the late president of the institution. It will be erected on the Midway Plaisance, between Lexington and Willis avenues, and the cost is to be raised by popular subscription. It is the intention of the men having i!5e matter in charge that the body of Dr. Harper shall find its final resting place within the walls of the library. Shipping News. New York, Jan. 23. Arrived: Steam ers Cevic, Liverpool (Nantucket); Zee land, Antwerp. Sailed: Steamers California, Havrpj Italia, Marseilles; Kaiser Wilhelm II., Bremen. Lizard, Jan. 23. Passed: Steamer Minnehaha, New York for London. Liverpool, Jan. 22. Arrived: Steam er Carmania, New York via Queens town. Gibraltar, Jan. 28. Arrived: Steam er Konig Albert, New York -for Naples and Genoa. Barbadoes, Jan. 21. Sailed: Steamer Tagus, Southampton. Dover, Jan. 23. Arrived! Steamer. Vaderland, New York for Antwerp