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: ' T ' i m .. f ROME APPREHENSIVE THAT MO ROCCAN CONFERENCE WILL BE A FAILURE. France Determined to Consider a Franco-Spanish Organisation of the rollce as Her Ultimate Concession This Germany Refuses to Agree To Thus Endangering Success of Meet ingRepresentatives of Powers Not Directly Interested Determined to Bring About Understanding. Home, Feb. 12 Most pessimistic of ficial news has been received here from lAlgerclras, causing considerable appre hension. It is said that France is de termined to consider a Franco-Spanish organization of the Moroccan police as her ultimate concession, to which Ger many refuses to agree, thus breaking iup the conference. . 1 Algerciras, Spain, Feb. 12. The desire on the part of the delegates to the Moroccan conference to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion remains un changed despite assertions to the con trary. The pessimism of certain of the delegates even seems to have gien place to a sentiment more In conformity ' with the situation, which is anything but hopeless. The representatives of powers not, directly interested are de termined not to leave Algerciras until not only has the question of Moroccan reforms ibeen settled, but confidence and harmony re-established between the two antagonistic powers. The Ger man delegates declare that the confer ence must and will find a solution of the points In dispute, which, if not complete, shall at least be provisional and honorable for all, and that despite the serious difficulties standing In the rway everything will come right at the last, moment- BALFOUR WILL BE LEADER. Ills Dlatectlcal Skill Serves Him Well ' For Fiscal Reform. London, Feb. 12 Arthur J. Balfour's flialectical skill has again served him well and probably reinstated him in the leadership of his diminished party. He has still to run the gauntlet of the party meeting which haS been arranged to be held at Lansdowne house next Thursday; but after the speech which he delivered in this city to-night at a banquet given to Sir Edward Clarke, iformer solicitor general, and Alban G. H. Gibbs, who has relinquished the seat in parliament to which he was recently elected in order that Mr. Balfour may liave another opportunity to obtain a place in the house of commons, it is fairly safe to say that little further will be heard of any alternative lead ership. Whilst his speech was fully as ambiguous as any of his previous utter ances, the former premier declined to accept the country's verdict in the re cent elections as final. He declared Jilmself still for a policy of fiscal re iform in terms only a trifle more defi nite than he formerly employed, but "which is accepted by the Chamberlain ite organs as by far the clearest and most unmistakable utterance Mr. Bal four has yet given his countrymen. ENGLISH GOLFERS LEAD. Medal Play Between Professionals at Pinehurst. Plnehurst, N. C, Feb. 12. The seventy-two-hole medal play contest between the English professionals who have just returned from Mexico City and promi nent Americans began to-day under most unfavorable conditions, both the morning and afternoon rounds being played in a downpour. The putting greens were flooded, making accurate work here Impossible. Roland Jones, of the Wimbledon Golf club, London, led the field with a grand total of 162, leading George Low, of Bal tusrol, two strokes. Alexander and Donald J- Ross, the local professionals, were third and fourth in 165 and 166, re spectively. The contest ends to-morrow with two elghteen-hole rounds, and there is much Interest in the final contest. ' The annual St. Valentine's amateur tournament will begin on Wednesday morning. BRITISH STEAMER MISSING. ftneen Wllhclmlna May Have Gone Down During Gale. Movllle, Ireland, Feb. 12. The British pteamer Venango, of the Neptune line, Captain Manning, to-day put In here and reported that she had had in tow the disabled British steamer Queen Wil helmina, also of the Neptune line, but lost her during the night of February 10. The Queen Wilhelmina sailed from Shields on January 26 for Baltimore. 6he became disabled at sea by losing her propeller. The Venango, sailing from Shields a week later for Balti more, followed the same course as that taken by the Queen Wilhelmina and met the disabled vessel, took her in tow and proceeded for Belfast, the nearest port where a new propeller could be fitted. The tow line parted during a Bale when the vessels were forty miles off Inishowen Head, Ireland. When daylight came the Venango cruised about in the vicinity for over a day, but could find no trace of the disabled pteamer. Massacre of Jews Reported. St- Petersburg, Feb. 12. A massacre of Jews is reported to have taken place Pit Kalarashi, .Bessarabia, WHIPPING POST BILL. House Lays It on the Table by Vote of 155 to 57. Washington, Feb. 12. The house to day had sport with the whipping poet bill for wife beaters, and then laid it on the table, effectively disposing of it by a vote of 155 to 5. The most Im passioned speech for the measure was delivered by Mr. Hepburn (la.), who depicted the brutality of the man who would beat his wife, and declared that to be whllpped was hardly adequate punishment. Mr. Adams opened the discussion with a serious speech In fa vor of the bill. All of the opposition speeches partook of leviity, and . Mr. Adams tpok more than one fling be cause he is a bachelor. The bill requiring the return of freight rebates was passed, a!so a measure relating1 to court procedure. The rebate bill provides that when a rebate has been received wlith guilty knowledge, it is a violation of law, and double the amount Is to be returned by the recipient, and half of this amount is to go to the Informant. , MINISTEltS ARRAIGN 'TOM L." 'Cleveland's Mayor Accused of Usurpa tion of People's Power. Cleveland, 0., Feb. 12. .Mayor Tom L. Johnson was the object of a severe ar raignment at a meeting of 100 minis ters here to-day. The ministers went on record as being strenuously opposed to what they termed a diabolical usur pation of the people's power by the mayor, and declared they would begin a campaign at once to compel him to enforce the law- Every minister pres ent agreed to speak next Sunday in de nunciation of the mayor. Resolutions were adopted calling upon Mayor John son to take Immediate action in clos ing dance halls, especially Sunday nights, in accordance with his previous promises to the pastors: CONSOLIDATED U, REFUSES IGNORES INTERSTATE COM MERCE COMMISSION'S ORDER. Will Not Comply With Finding Grow ing Out of Alleged Discrimination Against an Independent Beef Mer chant of. Providence Allegation by Latter That His Cars Were Left Dis tant from His Place of Business. Providence, Feb. 12. The New York, foew Haven and Hartford railroad, through its attorney, from correspond ence made public to-day, has declined to comply with an order made by the interstate commerce commission last November in the case in which D. W. Miner, an Independent beef merchant in this city, alleged he was being discrim inated against by the railroad. The complainant alleged that the railroad sent his beef cars to a yard distant from his place of business, while his competitors' cars were sent to a track at the doors of their estab lishments. After a lengthy hearing the commission sent an opinion that "the complainant Is subjected to undue prej udice under the circumstances of the case," and ordering the railroad, on and after February 20, 1906, to "desist from subjecting complainant to such unlaw ful prejudice and disadvantage." The railroad informs the commission that it declines to comply with the or der, assigning as the reason that the order would result in the serious ob struction ot consignees in obtaining their freight from the yard at which Miner desired his cars to be located. MRS. BLAIR WINS SUIT. Awarded $27,854 Verdict for Death of Her Husband. St. Louto, Feb. 12. A Jury in the St. Louis clrcutt court to-day returned a verdict for $27,854 in favor of Mrs. Ap polonia Blair, widow of the former gen eral counsel of the World's fair, in her suit against the Provident Savings and Life Assurance company, of New York, o na policy on her husband's life. The company refuses payment on the ground that Blair contemplated suicide when he signed the policy contract. Royal Commission to Investigate. London, Feb. 12. The government has decided to send a royal commis sion to South Africa to Investigate the question of Chinese labor, and report on the future government of the Trans vaal, with special reference to the basis of the new constitution. The Associat ed Press understands that it will be an Important body, possibly including one or more members of the government. No Change in Bryan. Jacksonville, 111., Feb. 12. William J. Bryan, writing from Hong Kong, it was announced to-day, has sent his resigna tion as trustee of Illinois college, de claring that he would not serve a school where the board of trustees was in favor of accepting funds from "Car negie or other trust owners wiho are at tempting to subsidize the colleges of America to prevent the teaching of economic truth." Dr. Brooks' Comet Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 12 Dr. William R. Brooks, director of Smith observa tory, stated to-night that his new comet is now wthin one degree of the north celestial pole, having reached its high est declination north and is moving southwesterly. SENATE VOTES FOR RAILROAD INQUIRY JOINT RESOLUTION OFFERED BT MR. TILLMAN IS ADOPTED. Interstate Commerce Commission Di rected to Investigate Charge of Dis crimination and Combination in Re straint of Trade Tillman Charges That Administration is Jfot Proceed ing In Good Faith Accuses Secretary Root and Senator Knox. Washington, Feb. 12 The senate to day adopted a Joint resolution report ed by Mr. Tillman from the senate com mittee on interstate commerce, which directs the interstate commerce com mission to Investigate the charge of discrimination and combination in re straint of trade made against the rail roads. The adoption of the resolution was preceded by a speech by Mr. Tillman, In which he practically charged that the administration was not proceeding in good faith to secure railroad legis lation, because he was not satisfied with the j.resident's advisers. Among these he mentioned Secretary Root and Senator Knox, the former of whom he said was an adviser of the "magnates responsible for the devil ment," and the latter of whom had been for years attorney for the Penn sylvania Railroad company. Mr- Knox contradicted the charge relative to himself, saying that he never had been attorney for the Pennsylvania rail road. Mr- Lodge Mso spoke at length on the railroad question. H,e delivered a care fully prepared speech, In which he took a position for governmental regulation of rates, but advised the utmost cau tion against too radical action. He ex pressed the opinion that the giving of rebates was practically the only evil existing In connection with the railroad systems of .the country. MRS. ZEISLER OVERCOME World Famous Plunlste Victim of Ner vous Melancholia. Chicago, Feb. 12 For nearly eight hours to-day Mrs. Fannie Bloomfield Zclsler, the world-famous pianist, was nilesing from her home, and her friends and relatives, together with the police, were scouring the south side of the city for hor. During the afternoon Mrs. Zeisler returned to her home alone ut terly ehausted. She declined to say Where she had been. For some time Mrs. Zeisler has been greatly troubled with her eyes, which have failed steadily, and the fear of being compelled to abandon hcr mu iical work had eso preyed upon her mind that she had become subject to periods of melancholia. To-day she eluded her attendants and left the house alone. She was missed within a few minutes, and her husband hurried after hcr. She had disappeared, however, and no trace was found of her until she returned. Mr. Zeisler said to-night:' "iMr. Zeisler was very nervoui when she returned, being on the verge of collapse. She would not talk about her absence, and when I asked ber where she had been she would only say 'walk ing.' She was assisted to her room and immediately went to sleep. As soon as practicable she will be taken to a san iitarlum for rest and treatment." STANDNRD OIL INQUIRY. Witnesses Fnll to Appear Rogers and Rockefeller Among Them. New York, Felb. 12. Examination of witnesses in the Standard Oil Inquiry Instituted by Attorney General Hadley, of Missouri, which was scheduled to go on to-day, was postponed until to morrow. When to-day was set an the date for the resumption of the hearing, the fact that It was a holiday was over looked. Commissioner Frederick H. Sanborn, before whom the hearings have been conducted, was in readiness to resume the hearing to-day, and when the wit nesses did not appear Lawyer Kohn that their failure to present themselves be noted in the records. Among those noted as being In default are Henry H. Rogers, William D. Rockefeller, John D. Archbold, James A. MofEalt, Wade Hampton, Howard Page and F. Q Barstow. In ordering the default of Sanborn said he supposed they had been ilnformed by their counsel that the hearings were not to proceed on ac count of the holiday, and that they need not attend unless notified. An ad journment until to-morrow was then taken upon Mr- Kohn's motion. Towne Introduces Pro-Jevtish Resolu tion. Washington, Feb, 12. Representative Towne (N. Y.) introduced a resolution to-day providing that the house shall denounce the outrages on Jews in Rus sia, and express its sympathy with the sufferers, and further that the house shall declare a failure of Russia to bet ter the cond'tions to be either an evi dence of the weakness of the empire, or the lack of a desire on the part of officials to afford relief to the persecut ed masses- Young Irving to Come Here. Philadelphia, Feb. 12. Messrs. Nixon & Zimmerman announce that they have concluded a contract with Henry B. Irving, son of the late Sir Henry Irv ing, to appear under their management In England and America. Mr. Irving will first appear under their direction at the Drury Lane theater, London, on Easter Monday. His first American tour will open in New York next autumn. NEW LABOR M. P.'S Decide to Sit With Opposition Hardle Chosen Chairman. London, Feb. 12 The new labor par ty members of parliament to the num ber of thirty, who were nominated un der the auspiices of the labor repre sentation committee, held their first meeting In a committee room of the house of commons this afternoon, and elected J. Keir Hardie, member for Merthyr Tydvil, chairman for the com ing session. The members who attend ed the meeting also decided that they would sit on the opposition side of the house. This group la distinguished from the resit of the party by the fact that lit is pledged not to enter into any alliance with the radical party, but to formulate its own independent pro gramme. The meeting also decided to co-operate with the trades unionists members on labor bills, without formally ally ling themselves with that party. IXPOSITION FOR TAMPA. Florida Representative Introduces Res olution In the House. Washington, Feb. 12. Representative Sparkman (Florida) Introduced a con current resolution to-day authorizing thB president to issue proclamations asking states to participate In an ex position tb be held at Tampa, Florida, n 1908. The resoluton also provides for naval participation In the exposition j and in the issuance of an invitation to foreign powers to send exhibits. The exposition Is to especially emphasize to the world the Importance of the Isth mus canal, and to hasten its comple tion. ATTACKED MOTHER AND SISTER WITH AN AXE INSANE ACT OF THOMAS HARRIS, A HA R TFO R D PL UMB ER. Skulls of Both Victims Fractured and Their Condition Is Very Grave Had Threatened That He Would Kill Them Rather Than Let Them Attend a So cialFound Sitting in Cellar Crying. Hartford, Feb. 12. Thomas Harris, a plumber, thirty years old, to-night at tacked his mother, Mrs. James Harris, and his sister, Theresa, in their home on Falrmount street, with an axe, cut ting a deep gash In the head of each and fracturing their skulls. The wom en were taken to St, Francis hospital, where it is said their condition Is very grave. Harris Is locked up on a charge of assault and battery, pending the out come of their Injuries. Harris, .it Is said, has been brooding over some trou. b!e for a week past, and It Is believed that his mind has become unbalanced-To-night, it is said, Harris learned that his mother and sister were going to some social affair to-morrow, and he at once warned them not to go, and added, it is said, thai he would prevent their going if he killed them. At the time the attack was made pn Miss Har ris the mother was on an upper floor with another daughter. When she heard Miss Harris scream she rushed downstairs and, It Is said, saw the girl stretched on the floor, while Harris stood over her with an axe In his hand. As Mrs. Harris entered the room, It Is said, he turned on her and struck her down. He did not strike either one of his victims after the first tlm?. When fjund Harris was silting in the cellar crying. IMPENDING MASSACRE IN CHINA Prominent Chinese Merchant in This Country Warns Americans. Cincinnati, Feb. 12. Wong Fong, for mer secretary of the Six Companies In San Francisco, who Is visiting in this city, says he thinks the Boxer trouble In China is about to culminate in the greatest massacre of modern times. He Issued the following warning to sev eral American friends last night, tele graphing it to Soattle, Los Angeles and San Francisco: "The blow Is about to fall. Cable warnings to friends to leave China at once. Tell them to seek protection of Gerwmany temporarily, and to get out of country before February 24." Fong is visiting Ah Loo Wal, the wealthiest of the local Chinese resi dents, and after the messages were sent explained their purport as follows: "I received word yesterday that the order has been sent out to the subordinate circles of the Chinese Reform associa tion to throw off all the foreign ele ments in our country, starting on Feb ruary 24. The association is ostensibly patriotic." Killed While Harvesting Ice. Southbridge, Mass., Feb. 12. Hiram P. Morse, aged fifty-two, a leading Southbiidge citizen, was Instantly kill ed to-day while harvesting ice. He was on a two-horse sled, which slowed, throwing him off, and several cakes of ice fell upon him, breaking some ribs and driving bone splinters Into his heart. He leaves a widow, a son and a daughter. Practice for Harvard Oarsmen Cambridge, Feb. 12 Candidates for the various university rowing crews of Harvard were given their first practice to-day. Three crews were made up from the 'varsity squad and given pre liminary work In the tank under direc tion of Coach Wray and Captain Filley. For the freshman crew thirty-four can didates were given machine work un- Jder direction of Coach Grenville Clark. MITCHELL IS PREPARED TO FACEJIOPERATORS AWAITS MEETING WITH TRUNK OF DOCUMENTS AND STATISTICS. Declines to Discuss the Anthracite Coal Situation in Advance Has Confer ence With Presidents of Three An thracite Districts Refuses to be Drawn Into a Newspaper Controversy With President Dolau of the Pltts burg District. New York, Feb. 12. President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers of America, wrio arrived here Sunday night to prepare for the conference on Thursday between the mine workers of the anthracite region and their employ ers, spent a busy day at his headquar ters in the Ashland houue arranging his programme for the meeting. Tne min ers' president brought with him from Indianapolis a large trunk filled with documents and statistics relating to the hard coal Inquiry in Pennsylvania which he will use at the conference. He remained in his room practically all day and had no visitors of any promi nence. Mr. Mitchell declined to discuss the anthracite coal situation so far as it related to the miners' union in ad vance of the meeting with the operators-Mr. Mituiiell was In conference to night with the presidents of the three anthracite districts, T- D. Nicholls, Wil liam H. Dettrey and John Fahy, who will take up most of his time .between now and Thursday, In the work of per fecting tiio demands or propositions to be laid before the coal mine owners. The outline of these demands was drafted by the three executive boards of the hard coal fields at a series of meetings held last week at Wilkesbarre. No ink Jl.ig of the exact nature of the demands hris leaked out, and it Is highly improb able that they will become public prop erty until the conference shall have ad Jorned. President Georgo F. Baer, of the Phil adelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company, will be here to-morrow for his usual weekly conference with offi cers of the Central Railroad of New Jersey an tithe Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal company, of which corporations he Is the head. It Is understood that while here Mr. Baer will meet some of the of ficers of the other coal carrying railroads- M.-. Mitchell was much Interested to day m the statement given out by Dis trict President Patrick Dolan of Pitts burg. When first approached on the subj-oct he declined to discuss Mr- Do lan's action, but later in the day he dictated the following statement: "I do not propose to be drawn Into a newspaper controversy with Mr. Dolan or, any one else. .At the proper time and In the proper way, I shall make answer. At present I am too busily en gaged In solidifying the ranks of the miners and protecting their Interests to say anything that would assist him in his apparent efforts to destroy their hopes and divide their strength." BIRTH DAT PARTY FOR ALICE. Given at White House In Honor of Twenty-second Anniversary. Washington, Feb. 12. President and Mrs. Roosevelt entertained a large par ty of friends at the White House to night to celebrate Miss Alice Roose velt's twenty-second birthday. Many of Miss Roosevelt's younger friends at tended. Those present Included Sena tor and Mrs- Newlands, the Countess de Chambrun, Mr. and Mrs. Larz Ander son, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Norman, Mr. and Mrs. George Howard, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Story, Jr., Miss Alice Roosevelt, the Misses Boardman, Miss Cameron, Miss Elkins, Miss McMillan, Miss Mac Veagh, Miss May, Miss Nott, Miss Root, Miss Townsend, the Misses Warder, Representative Nicholas .Longworth, Baron Rubldo-Zlchy, Edwin V. Morgan, Ernest Rennte, A. Depury, Waiter V. R. Berry, Edward B. McLean, William Hltt, Jflajor Charles L. McCauloy, Cap tain Spencer Cosby and Lieutenant Grant. Following the dinner there was a mu slcale, to which a large number of friends had been Invited. The pro gramme included selections by the Bos ton Symphony quartette, with the fol lowing performers: Professor Willy Hess, first violin; Otto Roth, second vi olin; Emile Ferlr, viola, and Heinrlch Warlike, violoncello. DETERMINED ON INQUIR V. Pennsylvania House Adopts Resolution to Investigate Railroads. Harrlsburg, Pa., Feb. 12 To-night in the house Mr, Scofleld of Clearfield of fered a concurrent resolution which was adopted, that the attorney general be instructed to Inquire into the allega tions that the Pennsylvania railroad, the New York Central and the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Railroad com panies and their leased lines are di rectly or indirectly engaged In the min ing of bituminous coal, which is alleg ed to be unconstitutional, and if it be found that they are engaged In this business he shall proceed against them Death Without Trial. Odessa, Feb. 12. General Kaulbars, governor-general of Odessa, to day is sued a proclamation saying that every one attempting to kill or killing an of ficial or who is found in possession of deadly implements, will henceforth be condemned to capital ounishment with out inquiry or trla!. CHINESE EXCLUSION. Legislation One of the Subjects Dis cussed by President. Washington, Feb. 12 Chinese exclu sion legislation was one of the subjects discussed to-day by the president. Representative Perkins, of New York, a member of the sub-committee 'of the house foreign affairs committee, which has this subject under consideration, told the president that the matter soon would be taken up by the committee, and that he had no doubt definite ac tion would be taken. He said that it would be the effort of the committee to satisfy the objections now beingmade by the Chinese without admitting to this country Chinese cooiios. Mr. Per kins believed it would be the effort of congress to render less objectionable the laws enforced against the Chinese His Idea is that United States officials be located at a few important ports of China, and that they issue to immi grants to the United States certificates which shall be accepted on their ar rival In America as definite evidence of the right of the holders to land here. Mr. Perkins says there is no Intention on the part of congress to admit Chin ese coolies to this country. ' ' TURKEY QUITE HUMBLE. To Do Everything Possible to Wipe Out ' InsiIt to luittil States. . Washington, Feb. 12. Representative Ryan (N. Y.) was advised to-day by Secretary Root that, the Turkish gov ernment has assured United States Minister Leishman, at Constantinople, that everything possible will ibe done to wipe out the Insult recently offered to the United States in the arrest of Miss N. C- Stern, of Buffalo, N. Y., and Mies Anna Snyder, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa- These women were taken into custody by Turkish officials, and held at a Constantinople police station for four hours, regardless of the fact that they were provided with passports vized by the TurWish consul at New York. DEHOGEOT IS STILL KING WINS SECOND INTERNATIONAL AUTO ROAD RACE. Drives Same Machine as That Driven by Hcmcry, Who Won the Two Great Rond Events of last Year Lancia as Usual Makes the Most Sen sational Speed Havana, Feb. 12. Victor Demogeot, the winner at Ormond, Fla of the title of the world's speed king-, earned an other triumph to-day by winning the Cuban cup in the second international road race. The victory was gained In the same machine which, driven by Temery, won the two great road events of last year, namely, the Ardennes cir cuit in France and the Vanderbilt cup race on Long Island. It was the light est machine in to-day's race, being only 88-horseDower, the others being, re spective, 90 and 110. Although all three competitors in to-day's main race were either stopped by accident or fail ed to finish within the time limit, De mogeot's great speed was fairly main tained throughout, resulting in main taining the reputation of the Cuban road as being among the world's fast est. Despite the drawbacks of three controls, sharp corners In the town of Marianao and close crowding by the ex cited populace at the curving points, he made in the first half an average of 61 4-5 miles an hour. The average miles per hour for the entire 217 miles was 60.77, which is within one and three quarter miles of the Vanderbilt cup race average. Lancia, as usual, made the most sen sational speed of the day, going, it was claimed, upwards of seventy miles an hour so fast that his riding partner, Battesta, was thrown but at the curve near Artemisa and suffered a fractured arm. Lancia then quitted the race and conveyed a physician to the aid of the Injured man. Cedrlno's maohtne overturned in the same vicinity on the first lap. Cedrrno, (Continued on Sixth Page.) BRILLIANT AFFAIR. Chinese Royally Entertained on Behalf of Massachusetts. Boston, Feb- 12. The Chinese com missioners and party paid a visit' to day to the mills of Lawrence and Low ell and returned to Boston in time to attend the afternoon session of the Massachusetts legislature. To-night they were tendered a banquet by Gov ernor Curtis Guild, on behalf of the state at the New Asgonquin club. President Eliot of Harvard, Mayor Fitzgerald, 'Richard Oiney, President Capen of the American board and other prominent men spoke. It was a bril liant affair. The concluding speaker was the Chi nese minister Sir Chentung Liang Cheng. The minister said he had no doubt that the visit of the Chinese com missioners would lead to improved re lations between the two countries. Mackey Defeats Whitney. Tuxedo Park, Feb. 12. In the final round in the championship play for the gold racquet at Tuxedo to-day Clarence Mackay, of the New York Racquet and Tennis club, defeated Payne Whitney, of the same club, winning the match and getting a second leg on the racquet in thrfe games straight. Congratulations to Gladden Columbus. O., Feb. 12. Rev. Wash ington Gladden, moderator of the Con gregational church is in receipt of many telegrams and letters to-day on the oc casion of his seventieth Wrthday. The communications are from .all over the United States. LINCOLN'S MEMORY IS NOBLY CELEBRATED YOUNG MEN'S REPUBLICAN CLUB BANQUET SCORES WORTHY SUCCESS. The Ninety-seventh Anniversary of Great President's Birth Calls Forth Tributes Governor Roberts Received With Applause Judge Emmons, of Boston, In Splendid Address on Lin- i coin Rev. Artemus J.' Haynes and' Professor E. 13. Reed, of Vale, on the Speech List. The ninety-seventh anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln; was cel ebrated under ,tiho auspices of the Young Men's Republican club of New ' Haven last night. The hall was filled to ; overflowing, several having to wait for a second table before dinner could be served. This was brought about from the fact that many who held tickets failed to make the necessary report to the committee that they were to be present. The hall was handsomely dec ora.ted for the occasion above the chair man's head being a full Hf size paint ing of heroic Abraham Lincoln, with, an American flag on each side. , The scene was a very animated one, and the gathering whic6 was composed of New Haven's brightest and best men did honor to the memory of the martyred president who looked down upon them as If with evident pleasure from the canvas. The speakers were all well known men and composed perhaps the finest array of orators that has ever , graced tfte Lincoln day banquets. Among them were the Hon. William H. Emmons of Boston, Hon. Henry Rob erts, governor of Connecticut; Hon. John P. Studley, mayor of the city; Prof, K. B. Reed of Yale, Rev. Artemas Jean Haynes, M. A-, and the Rev. Francis T- Brown. Franklin L, Homan, president of the club, acted as an eftV clent toastmaster. The fine dinner pur veyed by Fleming having received ample Justice at the hands of the large crowd while the orchestra played sev eral familiar selections, the audience , Joined deartily in the vocal part of the music and did much to relieve the mo notony that sometimes exists between the various courses served. The speak- ers were varied and to the point, and were received with hearty applause. The invocation , was delivered by the Rev- Francis T. Bown of the First M. E. church, and the address of welcome was made by the toastm&er JntJio absence of tiie Hon. John P. Studley."' The first toast was "The President of th United States and the Continued Prosperity of the Country," was intro duced by the toastmaster, and was pledged with the greatest enthusiasm. , The toastmaster then introduced his Excellency Governor Roberts, who was . received with great applause. He began by complimenting the Republican club; on the good work It had done and what it had accomplished for the party in Connecticut. The duty was to dissem inate knowledge regarding the party, the candidates and other things con-' nected with a successful campaign: They represented, he said, the party of prugress, the party of brain and a party with a brilliant record behind it- That, he said, was some of the reasons why young men should Join the republican party, both for his own good and the) good of the state. ; The governor concluded his remarks' wheih were at times very humorous, in a round of hearty applause. The toast master next read apologies for absence from Mayor Studley and from the Hon. Rollin S. Woodruff. The toastmaster next introduced thq Hon. William H. Emmons of Boston, who was received with cheers. "Four Year3 In the Civil War" was his sub Ject, and he spoke as follows: (Continued "on FlftlTPage.) RUSH FOR FAVORED SEATS.', Members of Parliament Ready When "Big Ben" Chimes. V London, Feb. 13. .When "Big Ben" chimed midnight a group of fifty new members of the house of commons, waiting for the opening of the doors of parliament house made a rush to' secure favored seajts, especially corner places. A great rnush is anticipated between 6 and 8 o'clock this morning, and by the latter hour probably all the desirable seats will have been appVopri- ' ated. MRS. CHAD WICK ILL. In Prison Hospital Condition Probably Not Serious. Columbus, O., Feb. 12 Mrs. Cassle L. Chadwick is in the prison hospital at the female department again. Dr. Thomas, prison physician, said that he had not been called in to see her as yet, so that it is presumed she is not very IU. When Mrs. Chadwick entered the pen her attorneys said she would not live to serve out her term. Shipping News. Scilly, Feb. 12. Passed: Steampr Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, New York for Plymouth, Cherbourg and Bremen. Queenstown, Feb. 12. Arrived: "Steamer Pannonia, New York for Liv erpool. Lizard, Feb. 12. Passed: Steamer F'nland, New York for Dover and Ant werp. Gibraltar, Feb. 12. Arrived: Steam ers Moltke. New York via Funchal for Genoa, etc.; Romanic, Boston for Na ples, etc. Liverpool. Feb. 11. Sailed: Steamer Victorian, New York. a Prawle Point, Feb. 12. Passed: Steamer Breslau, Bremen for New York. Fayal, Feb. 11. Arrived: Steamer Brooklyn. New York (and sailed 12th for Naples and Genoa).