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MINERS PRESENT THEIR DEMANDS TO OPERATORS HUB-COMMITTEES APPOINTED TO TAKE VP THE QUESTIONS AT ISSUE. When They Complete Their Work They Will Report Back Utmost Good Feel Ing Prevail Mine Worker Not Completely Prepared td Go Ahead With the Negotiations A Surprise to the Operators Latter Completely Prepared. New York, Feb. 15. The special scale committee of the union anthracite mine workers of Pennsylvania appeared be. fore the presidents and other officials of the coal mining companies here, to day, stated In general terms the propo sitions It desired the operators to grant, and then retired to formulate In detail the demands. Before the conference adjourned two sub-committees of seven men each were appointed, one repre senting the miners and the other the operators, to take up Jointly the quest ions at issue and endeavor to reach an agreement. When these committees have completed their work they will make a report to the conference. The Utmost good feeling prevailed during the meeting and there were many signs that all matters at issue may be set tled without resort to a strike. That toe mine workers were not completely prepared to go ahead with the negotia. tlons came as a surprise to the opera tors, as they had been led to believe that the miners had perfected their case. The operators weie fully prepar ed to proceed and some: of them were disappointed that the representatives of the men were not quite ready. ! The conference, so far as it related to tihe coal companies, was the most rep resentative that has ever been held. Kvery coal company in the anthracite reeglon was represented. President Mitchell pt the miners' union, was the spokesman for the employes and made a speech that was well received by the operators. i ' GAYNOR-GREEN TRIAL. Engineer Cooper Testines Mattresses Were Not Built Right. Savannah, Ga., Feb. 15. When the . tTnited States court convened to-day in the Greene-Gaynor case Assistant En gineer Arthur S. Cooper was recalled The witness said that he had charge of the district under Carter from Au gust, 1893, until the completion of the big contracts- He said that toe mat tresses were not built according to , specifications, but that he was govern- ' ed by rules given him by Carter. He told of defect in the work and said that millions of cubic yards of mats sunk ' only 98 were apron mats. The assistant v engineer testified that the work was pald for according to the height of the Smat. Relative to the Tybee breakwater fwork under the Savannah contract, , "witness said that he wrote Carter a let ter in which he reported to the engin eer that there was no sanding on the breakwater Jetty and that the work ought to be stopped in order that more stone could be placed on the brush lest the whole work be lost. He reported that two places one hundred feet wide had washed away and that more stone should be laid at once and also In the ifuture, "no action was taken and the work continued as before," said the witness. He said that Carter seemed to resent the report and made things un comfortable for him thereafter. This This testimony was ruled out. Where 200 cubic yards of rock should have been used upon the mats, said the wit ness, Greene and Gaynor would use but 75 yards and In storms it was to be ex pected that the work would not hold se curely. OPEN HEARINGS REFUSED. Certain Importing Interests Refused the Privilege. Washington, Feb. 15. A conference at the White House to-day between the president and merchants, appraisers end other officials resulted In a refusal of the application of certain Importing Interests to have the right of Open hearings In cases of contested valua tions. This was desired by the German merchants, and the refusal will have an Important effect upon the plans of the German government relative to the ap plication of the new German tariff. Hendricks Not a Candidate Albany, Feb. 15. Francis Hendricks, of Syracuse, Is not a candidate for re appointment as state superintendent of insurance, whioh position he has occu pied since his appointment by Governor Roosevelt, in January, 1900. Governor Hlgglns to-night definitely announced this fact and also said that some man Jiot yet decided upon will be appointed to sucoeed him. The governor declared that Superintendent Hendricks' retire ment is the result of his advanced age and infirm physical condition. . A Tobacco Inquiry. Washington, Feb. 15. Representative Trimble of Kentucky Introduced a res. Olution to-day requesting the secretary of commerce and labor to investigate the low price of leaf tobacco and ascer tain whether it is caused by a "combi nation in the form of a trust, or other wise or conspiracy in restrain of trade and commerce among the several states pr with foreign countries. Antl-Shanghalng Bill. Washington, Feb. 15. The Morrell anti-tShanghaing bill was agreed upon for a favorable report to-day by the house committee on merchant marine and fisheries. PiaCK TWO CENTS. FEW HAVEN, CMOT, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 16, 1906. , TUB CAEBETOTON TOBUSIIOTg Oft ALICE'S WEDDING. Marriage License Issued in the Na tional Capital. Washington, Feb. 15. The marriage license of Miss Alice Roosevelt and Representative Nicholas Longworth was Issued by the clerk of the court to day at 4:15. Shortly after 4 o'clock Mr. Longwprth by Nelson Perkins, his best man, three of the ushers, Messrs. Bangs, Shaw and Norman, and three other friends who refused to give their names, appeared at the city hall and announced his de sire for a license to marry. The assist ant clerk of the court, William F. Lem mon, filled in the blanks as Mr. Long worth responded to the usual questions In such cases. He gave his age as 36 and that of Miss Roosevelt as 22. When It became known that Mr. Longworth was in the building there was a rush for the clerk's office and a large crowd of newspaper men, court officials and lawyers gathered in the room. PONCA INDIANS DISAPPOINTED. Had Wedding Present for Longworth but He Was Not Home. Washington, Feb. 15. Ten Ponca In dians who came from Oklahoma to pre sent Representative Nicholas Long worth with a buffalo-skin vest were much disappointed at not finding Mr. Longworth In the house when they vis ited the capltol this afternoon. The Indians were especially painted and dressed in beaded buckskin clothing In anticipation of an elaborate presenta tion ceremony. Their gift for the pres ident's prospective son-in-law Is made from the hide of a young buffalo, which Is more highly prized hj the Indians than any other trophy of the hunt. RUSSIAN RECORD OF CRIMES OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THOSE DURING LAST WEEK. Shooting of Admiral Choukln, Com mander of the Black Sea Fleet Enumeration of Cities Where Terror ists Have Been Active Political Sig nificance of Recent Bomb Explosion. St. Petersburg, Feb. 15. The Official Messenger to-day prints a summary of violent political crimes and seizures of bombs, explosives and weapons, filling over two columns. They cover the last week. Except for descriptions of the shooting,, at Sebastopol February 9, of Vice-Admiral Choukln, commander of the Black Sea fleet, whose recovery is considered assured, and the throwing of a bomb Into the assembly of "patriots" on the Schlusselburg embankment here February 9, the record consists mainly of a long enumeration of cities where the terrorists have been active. These include St. Petersburg, Moscow, Odes sa, Kieff, Nizhni Novgorod, Warsaw, Viina, Samara, Kursk, Sebastopol, Ka zan, Tiflis, Riga and other principal cities, where officials have been killed, patrols fired on, bombs, weapons and dynamite seized, or postofflces, banks or other state institutions attacked. A number of the crimes were committed by mere boys. To-day's dispatches tell of a grammar school scholar wounding a reactionary teacher at Kharkoff and the arrest, at Berdlcheff, of a fifteen- year-old lad having three loaded bombs in his possession. The steady lengthening of the sum mary each week is a reliable index of the increased activity both of the police an dof the terrorists. As a counter blast the radical organs print a regular chronicle of the government's repres sive acts, claiming that never before, even under the late interior minister, Von Plehve, has there been such a mass of arrests and banishments by adminis trative order. 1 There is evidence that a bomb explo sion which occurred at Vllna February 12 was part of a general plot, with ramifications throughout the empire, aimed at preventing the participation of the moderate parties in the election, and the chief of the secret police here has sent orders to the gendarmerie of all the cities to do everything possible to guard against similar attempts. De tails of the explosion at Vllna show that six local revolutionists were on their way to blow up a clubhouse where moderates were in session, when one of the former slipped on the icy sidewalk and exploded a bomb. The Czarevitch, the first battleship of the Russia? far eastern fleet to re turn to European Russia, has arrived at Libau. Practically all the Russian prisoners have left Japan. The evacuation com mission reports that ten generals, two admirals, 1,066 officers and 60,000 sol diers and sailors have been shipped home. The last transport will leave Ja pan February 20. Death of Aged Mllford Woman. Milford, Feb. 15. Miss Hannah Fow ler, over eighty-four years old, died here to-night as a result of a 'paralytic stroke Buffered about twelve days ago. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Henry Mal lory, of this place. Miss Fowler was a Jineal descendant of William Fowler, one of the early settlers of Mllford, who came here in 1639. Only Local Disturbances. Washington, Feb. 15. A report of fur ther disturbances in San Domingo reached the war department to-day from Colonel George R. Colton, general collector of customs, in the following dispatch: "Local disturbances reported in vicinity of Dajabon. Monte Christi district, caused by smugglers. Disturb ances not political and of no general significance." COUNT DOES NOT WANT ANY OF WIFE'S MONEY CASTELLANS DESIRES ONLY IN COME HE HAD BEFORE MARRIAGE. Does Not Only Not Demand but Will Not Accept Any Sum Beyond the Small Amount Which Previously Constituted His Income His Atti tude Leaves the Lawyers of the Countess to Consider Only the Count's Outstanding Indebtedness. Paris, Feb. 15. The financial negotia tions in the Castellane case do not re late to Count Boni's allowance after separation from his wife, formerly An na Gould of New York, as he has sim plified this branch by stating that he does not expect a large amount. The count's announcement was made to one of the lawyers of the countess. It was most emphatic and in substantially m the following terms: "I declare to you, and I swear to the exactness of my declaration, that I not only do not demand but that I will not accept any sum beyond that small amount which constituted by Income before my marriage." The count thus disposes of the state ment to the effect that he contemptu ously refused 140,000 a year on the ground that it was not sufficient for his pocket money. The attitude of the count leaves the lawyers of the countess to consider only his outstanding indebtedness, which reached an enormous sum, , The Castellane marriage contract gives the countess her separate income not sub ject to claims for the debts of her husband- This' contract ensures the pro tection of the countess' fortune against being absorbed in the present contro versy and also prevents the count's creditors from ' ' taking legal action against the countess. At the same time she does not appear disposed to1 exact the strict letter of the contract and the financial negotiations are for the pur pose of making some arrangements for a compromise with the count's credit ors. The amount Involved his been swollen to enormous propositions by excessive charges for money advanoss. une gentleman intimately familiar with every detail of the Castellane cases said that when people sought advances of money lenders and these advances reached three years ahead on an.anti clpatlod Income the borrower usually got one-tenth while nine-tenths went to the usurers. This applies to the finan cial situation in the Castellane case, comparatively small advances now reacning a gigantic aggregate through excessive charges. The extent to which thecountess will voluntarily liquidate these claims Is the chief question un der consideration and tho determina tion of this will probably determine all the other proceedings. Although the lawyers expect the case to proceed to an early decree they rec ognize that a slight elementof inde cision remains on the part of the coun tess, due to her continued feeling to ward her husband and her "repugnance to Involve her family In a scandal." The foregoing facts are from those directly In charge of the countess' in terests, thus showing their desire to testify to the count's correct attitude during the case. The court has made a second inef fectual attempt to bring about a re conciliation. The next step will be the service of a writ upon the defendant, but the clerk of the court has not yet received orders to serve the docu ment. BOSTON BAR FIGHT. Massachusetts House Passes Bill to Relieve Prominent Hotels. Boston, Feb. 1. A bill to permit ho tels within 400 feet of a public school house to sell liquor, provided the hotel has a closed bar, and the bar itself Is outside the 400-feet limit, was passed to be engrossed in the house of represent atives late to-day. The vote was 137 to 83. The legislation was Introduced to re lieve the liquor situation at the Hotel Touraine, this city, and other public houses in the state located near school buildings. . IMMIGRATION FALLS OFF."" Decrease of Nine Per Cent. Over That of January, 1UO,". Washington, Feb. 15. The Immigra tion from all countries for January, 1906, according to a statement issued by tHe bureau of immigration to-day, was 61,127, a decrease of 9 per cent, over 1904. , The total immigration from Europe for the month was 46,269; from Asia, 1,374; from all other countries, 3,484. The largest immigration came from Italy, which sent over 11,229 persons. Hungary- was next with 11,108, while the Russian empire and Finland sent 10,382. Kentucky Wants to Save Falls Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 15. The Ken tucky general assembly to-day passed the resolution calling upon the members of the state delegation In congress to lend their aid to the measure propos. ing to protect Niagara Falls from de struction. Chicago Bank in Receiver's Hands, Chicago, Feb. 15 The Bank of Amer ica, incorporated last December with a capital stock of $250,000, to-night was placed in the hands of a receiver by Judge Chytraus. WARNING TO MISSIONARIES. Presbyterian Board Authorizes Those In China to Draw Emergency Funds. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 15 The execu tive committee of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church of the United States, through its secre tary, Dr. S. H. Chester, of this city, to fiay cabled its missionaries in China cautioning them in regard to the upris ings in that country and authorizing them to draw on tho mission fund for any amounts required to meet all pos sible emergencies. The church has seventy-eight mis sionaries in China and much uneasiness Is felt in regard to their safety, and es pecially those in the North Kiangsu mission, stationed at Hsuchoa-Fu, Su Ehic, Hwain-Fu and Tslng-Kiang-Pu, none of which is a treaty port. BALFOUR MAY HAVE TO FIGHT. Urgent Meeting of London City Liberal Association Called. London, Feb. 15. An urgent meeting of the City Liberal association has been summoned for to-morrow to reconsider tne situation consequent on former Pre mier Balfour's latest attitude regarding tariff reform. It is said that he may yet have to fight for his seat, the city of London, which Alvan Glbbs (union ist) resigned, after Mr. Balfour was no. feated for East Manchester, in order that Mr. Balfour might be able to re turn to parliament. ATTACK ON FOREIGN MISSION ONEATNGANKING BUT NO LIVES ARE LOST. Many of the Great Provincial Viceroys Are Displaying a Marked Antl-For-elgn Feeling Belief That Pekin Ap proves of Their Attitude Japan Looked I'pon Suspiciously. London, Feb. 18 The correspondent at Shanghai of the Standard telegraphs as follows: "News has arrived here of another attack on a foreign mission at Ngan- king, province of Nganhwel, on the left bank of the Tangtse Klang river, No loss of life is reported. "Yesterday an attempt was made here by a trusted Chinese servant to murder the secretary of the French municipal council while he was asleep. The attempt, was frustrated, and the assaflant was arrested. ' , - . , 'Many of the great provincial vice roys are displaying a marked anti-foreign attitude, which they would hardly dare to so openly assume unless they thought that Pekin approved their con duct. In the foreign settlements of treaty ports efforts are. belntr made quietly to recover privileges granted to foreigners. "In some quarters Japan is believd to view the possibility of armed inter vention being necessary with equanim ity, since It would provide her with the occasion to obtain from China what she failed to exact from Russia. "In Shanghai two additional compa nies of volunteers are being raised. It is reported that the municipal council favors strengthening the Sikh police force by 500 men. Unfortunately, it Is at this Juncture that It has been decld d to reduce the British China squad ron." London, Feb. 16. The Tribune's Pe kin correspondent telegraphs that Yuan Bhl Kal, commander of the Chinese forces, has sent an expedition of over 8,000 men with twenty-four guns from Paotlng to Chenchau against Chinese Ibandlts. WASH1AGTON BANK SUCCESSFUL Gets All Bonds for Philippine Public Works and Improvements. Washington, Feb. 15. The Riggs Na tional tiank of this city was the suc cessful bidder for the 4 per cent. Phil ippine public works and improvements bonds, for which proposals were opened to-day at the Insular bureau of the war department. They submitted one bid for all or none, offering $1,083,747 for the entire Issue, and another bid offer ing $1,078,127 for all or at that rate for any part. There were four competitors for the entire issue, the two proposals of the Rlggs National bank being high er than all others. The bidders for the entire amount were as follows:' Mer cantile Trust Co., St. Louis; Guaranty Trust Co., and N. W. Harris, New York; and Kountze & Brother, New York. Negroes Importune Roosevelt. Washington, Feb. 15. A delegation of negro citizens from the National Bap tist convention to-day asked the presi dent to interfere to stop the alleged de plorable conditions in the Congo Free State. President Roosevelt promised to take the subject under consideration. Pearl Necklace Arrives. New York, Feb. 15. The pearl neck lace, valued at $26,000, which is to be the gift of the republic of Cuba to Miss Alice Roosevelt on the occasion of her marriage to Representative Longworth at Washington, on Saturday, arrived here to-day on board the steamer Ma jestic, having been shipped from Paris by the Cuban minister at that capital and billed through to the Cuban lega tion in Washington, Brilliant Function. Santiago de Cuba, Feb. 16. The San Carlos and Union clu'bs gaTe a ball last night in honor of the Santiago battle field commission. The function was the most brilliant ever witnessed here. I I ' " 1 . IRE MONEY FOR THE AGRICULTURAL STATIONS HOUSE TOTES TO MAKE THE FEDERAL APPROPRIATION , $30,000 A YEAR. An Indirect Compliment to Mr. Long worth House Committee on Labor Practically Agrees on Measure for ' Investigation of Child Labor Senate Takes Up the Joint Statehood Bill. Washington, Feb. 15. The "morning hour" prevailed in the house to-day until after 5 o'clock. The net result was the passage of a bill to Increase to 30,000 a year the federal appropriation to each state and territory for the sup port of agricultural experiment sta tions; and a bill repealing the present law granting American register to for eign ships wrecked and repaired on the American coast In the discretion of the secretary of the department of com merce and labor, and requiring a spe cial act of congress to grant such regis ter. The feature of the day was the at tempt of Mr. Payne, chairman of the ways and means committee to get up his bill for the consolidation of cus toms collection diBtvicts. A furious op position developed, and by a roll call a large majority voted against consid ering the bill. Again, when the experi ment, station bill came up, the debate reverted to the Payne ibill, and It was with difficulty that it could be brought to an end- An indirect compliment was paid to Mr. Longworth by a vote to adjourn to-day until Monday, although nothing will appear in the record of this pur pose. Washington, Feb. 15. The house committee on labor has practically agreed to report a bill for an Investi gation of child labor and Is now making an attempt to find Just what classifica tion of child labor shall be attempted in such a measure. Representative Gardner, of Massachusetts, and the United" States commissioner of labor, Charles P. Nelll, appeared before the committee to-day and a general dis cussion was had of the best divisions of children as to age and the nature of the work at which they are employed. Washington, Feb. 15. The senate to-day passed to the consideration of the Joint statehood bill and for an hour and a half listened to a speech by Mr. Dick in support of the bill as reported from the committee on territories. The Ohio senator's speech received careful attention from the senators present, but ths attendance was at no time large. Among the auditors in the gallery were a number of Indians In native cos tume. Mr. Dick did not conclude his speech and as he was not prepared to resume to-morrow the senate decided not to sit again until Monday. ''CHRIST BEARIfiG THE CROSS." A Judicial Inquiry Authorized Into Dis appearance of Picture. Rome, Feb. 15 Judicial authority was obtained to-day for the opening of an Inquiry Into the disappearance of Glorgione's painting "Christ Bearing the Cross, ' from the Loschi palace at VIcenzl. The picture is now in the col lection of Mrs. John L. Gardner at Boston, Mass. It Is foreseen that it will be impossible to prosecute those re. sponsible for the sale of the painting to Mrs. Gardner because more than five years have elapsed since it passed into her possession. Under a royal decree certain specified "national treasures" of Italy may not be sold out of the country, and the list includes the Girogione "Christ." The painting, which is on wood, depicts the head and shoulders of the Christ. The cross is borne over the right shoulder. The painting Is about one foot eight inches by one foot four Inches. Until about six years ago It was in the Casa Loschi, VIoenzi. Mrs. Gardner has re fused to say how or from whom she acquired the ait treasure except to as sert positively that it was not stolen. The picture Is said to have been brought to this country in 1900. Another of Mrs. Gardner's art treas ures, a Madonna by Botticelli, she bought for $63,000 from Princs Chigl, member of an Impoverished but emin ent noble Roman family. For selling this picture the Italian government had Prince Chigl arrested, tried and fined- Brazilian Ambassador Entertains. Washington, Feb. 15. The Brazilian ambassador and Madame Nabuco to night gave a dinner in honor of Secre tary and Mrs. Root, and invited as their guests all the ministers of those South American republics which will take part in the Pan-American congers in Rio de Janeiro next spring and which Secretary Root will attend. Denied In Berlin. Berlin, Feb. 15. At the foreign office here to-day It was said there was no foundation in fact for the statement published in a Pekin dispatch to a Lon don newspaper that an additional bat tery of artillery had been sent to the German legation at Pekin. It was fur ther said at the foreign office that the situation In China is causing no anxiety In Berlin. Standard OH Inquiry. New York, Feb. 15. The Standard Oil company Inquiry Instituted by the state of Missouri went on for a few minutes to-night. Max Palmedo, a subpoena server from Missouri, was asked what efforts he had made, if any, to serve a subpoena on Walter Jennings. The hearing then was adjourned until tomorrow. ADDRESS BY DEAN ROGERS. Advocates the Principal of Home Rule for Cities. Lincoln, Neb.. Feb. 15. Henry Wade ii6rB, dean or tne rale Law school, to-night delivered the address at the mid-year commencement of the Univer sity of Nebraska. The subject of his address was "Centralization In Govern ment" He advocated the principle of home rule for oitles and deprecated the tendency of state legislatures to use undue interference with local govern ments In the management of their local affairs. He opposed the further cen tralization of power in the national government and exnresapd riisn of federal supervision of insurance com panies, of a national incorporation law and of federal control over marriage and divorce. The country had gone al ready as far as was safe and prudent in the enhancement of federal power, he said, and, in his opinion, the time had arrived when there should be a re vival of the constitutional doctrines, not of state sovereignty, but of state rights. PRESERVATION Oh' FALLS. Secretary of State and British Ambas sador Discuss Subject. Washington, Feb. 15 Secretary 'Root and Sir Mortimer Durand, the British ambassador, have for several months been discussing a practical metiiod of preserving Niagara Falls from the in roads of industrial projects. The two governments have been awaiting a re port which the international waterways commission is expected to nAke on the subject. Secretary Root has written a letter to Secretary Taft asking him how soon this report may be expected. With this report In hla hand it Is not expected tiwtt there will be any obstacle to the negotiation of a treaty. NEW HAYEN MAN IS THIRD SENSATIONAL SHOOTING AT NA TIONAL INDOOR MEET, , H. M. Thomas Among Leaders In the Honor Target Match Competitors Each Have Score of 800, the Highest Possible Tewes Still In First Place Shooting Continues To-day. Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 15. Sensa tional shooting in the championship match by W. A. Tewes of Jersey City, N. J., marked the third day in the tour nament of the indoor rifle league of the United States. Tewes shot fifty times and made 1,242 points. His total score was 2,453. During his fifty shots tie made twenty-five consecutive 25c, In tolday's , shooting he was only eight points from a perfect score. Last year Tewes won tne Wimbledon cup. C Smith of Hoboken. N. J., stands s. ond In the ohamDlonshlr irmtch with a score of 2,448 and A. J. Heubner of Pittsburg third with 2,446. In the bullseve match the malca nf t. P. Itell of Pittsburg, of 9 3-4 degrees, still stands as higti in. the match. F. C, Ross of Chicopee. Mass.. and H. n. Krleg of Chicago are tied for second at iu x-2 aegrees. In the honor tareet match Tbwm (n still In first piace with a marks of 23 decrees. Itell Is second with w mi Thomas of New Haven. Conn., third. Itell and Tewes each with a soore of 300, which is the hlgoest possible, are tied tor first money In the continuous match, with A. J. Huebner of Pittsburg third, 299. The shooting will end to-morrow and the prizes will be awarded Saturday. OHIO SENATE DIVIDED Resolution of Congratulation to Long worth and Miss Roosevelt. Columbus, O., Feb. 15. The Joint' res olution adopted by the house yesterday congratulating Nicholas Longworth and Alice Roosevelt on their approaching marriage was the subject of a contro versy In the senate this afternoon. Sen ator Ward of Cleveland declared the resolution undignified and that too much publicity had already 'been given to the coming nuptials. A motion- to suspend the rules and vote on the res olution at once was defeated by a vote of 15 to 18, and the resolution went over until to-morrow under th rules. YALE-HARVARD DEBATE. Subject of the Annual Forensic Effort Announced. Cambridge, Feb. 16. The subject for the annual Tale-Harvard debate was announced to-night bv the Harvard de bating council as: "Resolved,, That It would be for the best Interests of New Tork city to own its street railway sys tem, the term street railway to be tak en to mean elevated, surface and sub way lines." The debate will be held at New Haven March 30, and Tale will have the choice of sides. KTevr Merldea Chief of Police. Meriden, Feb. 15. At a meeting of the police commissioners- this evening Police Captain Charles B. Bowen wag appointed by the unanimous vote of the commissioners to succeed Chief of Po lice George Van Nostrand, resigned. It Is said that Van NoBtrand's resigna tion had been requested by Mayor Reilly. Quit Before ITevr Haven Man.' Waterbury, Feb. 15. After wrestling an hour and twelve minutes Billy Cna ki, of Bridgeport, quit the contest with Ed O'Connell, of New Haren, held here to-night, and refused to. go back on the mat. O'Connell showed fine form, and only his advantage in weight saved Cnaki from being thrown. DEMOCRATS WILL MAKE REPUBLICANS TOE 1AK AN ADEQUAKE RAILROAD BILL OR ONE OF THEIR. OWN. Issue Before the Sennte Committee-. Neither Side Knows the Strang th ot the Other Principal Trouble Over Question of Judicial Bevlcw Agree ment to Vote on the MeaNurc To-day The Members Insist on an Aiuend nvvnt. - v Washington, Feb. .15.-Agreement to. vote on a railroad rate bill to-morrow in the senate committee on' interstate commerce is an issue that neither of the factions of the committee, which is divided on the question' of Judicial re view of orders of the Interstate com merce commission seems inclined to force. Neither knows the strength of the other, and unauestirma.hiv th ocratlo members of the committee are uiu oamnce 01 power. Neither o' the republican factions has issued formal statements settiner forth thoii- stm- ences, but the democrats, in an author ise maae u clear that an adequate bill must be reported or the minority will have a measure of its own.' in (statement, however, It is admitte.l that the democrats are divided on the ques tion of review. The members of the committee Insist- : ing upon an amendment to the house b;l' are Senators Elklns njn.n e.. aker, Kean and Crane, who do n'oi be- ueve me amendments providing for any , change in the court features "of the ibill can be votwl nnon Senators Doliver and Clapp, the cham pions of the house bill in its present form are disposed to insist upon a Vote. ' They desire to have Rnntn,- rii paired against amendment, but the con servative faction will not permit this. ' If the vote is postponed, as seems like ly, senator Uullom may return to wasmngton Defore a vote is taken.' Different reports are nirpniatnri , cerning his position, the conservatives aamunng tne claim that he is against an amendment that wonifl mia-nor., order of the commission pending a re- vtew Dy tne courts, but insisting that he is not opposed to a more moderate amendment. The positions will be outlln .ioow" to-morrow, even thonsrh n t 4 obtained. Senator Aldrich authorized a statement to this effect to-day, and said that when It is known that the conservative foroea ta now ntrtv(.n, r amend the bill In a manneriJmt will mpair us errectiveness they wilFram a' number of votes. Undoubtedly this statement will brine- a remnnao tmm the supporters of the bill, and for the nrst time the real demands of (both factions will be e-iven to thA -nnKHr. ait- thoritatlvely. Republican senators on both sides of the question were asked to-day to say Just what the differences are. The re sponses were directed to show what the differences are not. Many amendments have been circulated bearing on the court review feature, but not one of thesS appears to have the qualified en dorsement of all of the senators who are contending for such an amend ment. Late to-night it was stated that so far no agreement has been reached on any amendment, despite the faot that numerous conferences have been held during the day between the presi dent, members of the cabinet and sen ators, to prepare for the compromise draft. Senator Aldrich, Senator Allison and Secretary Taft conferred with the pres ident to-day concerning the alleged ne- . cessity of an amendment nrovidlmr for Judicial review. The secretary of war nas joined roroes with conservative senators in declaring that such an amendment is required to make the bill constitutionaJ. Attorney-General Moody does not agree to this, and the president, so far as Is known, has not committed himself unalterably. It is said that he an nounced to-day that he would Mke to see the amendment to be proposed and to submit it to the attorney-general be fore ha endorses any DroDosition to amend the house bill. At to-daly's session of the committee the members conversed E-anprallv -co-ith the unimportant provisions of the bill during the absence of Senator Aldrich at the White House. When h a.rrlvpr1 at the committee meeting and announc ed tnat he had no amendment to offer it was admitted that a continued ses sion, oould accomplish no good purpose, and consequently an adjournment was taken until to-morrow. Thero had an agreement to sit throughout the day. senator uauey, who is the minority TContinued on Fifth Page.) One Killed - Boston, Feb. 15. The Pacific express train on the Boston and Albany division of the New Tork Central system, which left the South union station for Chi cago and other western points via Buf falo at 8 o'clock to-night, was wrecked in the Huntington avenue yard, about a mile from the terminal. One nAriinn was killed, five were seriously hurt and several others sustained minor injuries- The dead: Melke Johassen. of Stock holm, Sweden, aged fourteen years. Shipping News. Queenstown. Feb. 16. Sailed: Steam. er Oedric, New Tork. Naples, Feb. 15. Arrived: Steamer Deutsohland, New Tork. ' Gibraltar, Feb. 14 Passed: - Steamer Brastile, Naples for New Tork. Alexandria. Feb. 14. Arrived: Steam. er Republic, New Tork via Penta Del gad a, Genoa and Naples. jyapies, aet. 12. sauea: staamer Carpathia, New Tork. Genoa. Feb. 13. Sailed: Steamer Llguria, New Tork. New Tork, Feb. 15. Sailed: Steam ers La Savoie, Havre; Cassel, Bremen; tfiuecner, uamourg; uscar jll, uopen hagen.