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if. rtr 1f irt imP TWELVB PAGES TWEEVE PAGES VOL. LXX NO. 42. PRICE TWO CENTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY FEBRUARY 17, 1906. TIIE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. MINERS' SUB-COMMITTEE CONSIDER THEIR DEI1S DECLINE TO MAKE ANY STATE MENT AS TO PRESENT NA TURE OF THEM. Not Even an Intimation as to the Time the Committee Will Require to Prop , erly Frame Their Cage President . Mitchell Refuses to Break Silence Re- gar ding the Pittsburg; Embroglio In Constant Communication With Leaders. ' New York, Feb. 16. The demands the anthracite miners are to present to the fallroads and other companies operat ing the coal mines of the anthracite district were considered to-day at an all-day session of the sub-committee of fceven appointed by the miners yester day at their conference with the coal presidents. When the sub-committee adjourned to-night no statement was made as to the details considered, nor was any in timation given as to the time the min ers will require to properly frame up their case. The sub-committee of sev en appointed yesterday by the operators remained inactive to-day, awaiting the proposals the miners will have to offer. These two sub-committees will consider every detail of the problems affecting the anthracite industry before the full conference of miners and operators Is again convened. v John Mitchell president of the Mine Workers of America, would not break to-day the silence he has steadily main tained as to the miners' demands, nor would he consent to discuss the em brbgllo in the Pittsburg district. The action of the miners in Pittsburg to day in declaring the presidency and vice-presidency of the district vacant trought no comment from Mr. Mitchell for publication. He was in constant communication with the district lead ers at Pittsburg, however, and declared that whatever action he might take in the fight would naturally be made pub lic at the conventions and not else where. , MR. SOLAN OVT. Miners of the Pittsburg District Vote ' Him Out of Office. ' Pittsbusg', Feb- 16. After two weeks Of uproar and disorder that on several occasions almost resulted in riots and finally an appeal to the courts of the commonwealth, the -delegates to the convention of district No. 5, United . Mine Workers of America, to-day suc ' ceeded in asslng a resolution declaring vacant the offices of President Dolan and Vice President Belllngtiam. The resolution was passed over the head of Dolan. President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers, who is in jNew York, was notified by telegraph of , tha step and, following out his declara tion in a tetlegram previous to the pre senting of the resolution, he is expected to telegraph live names of temporary Officers of his selection so that they jtnay be announced In the convention to- , morrow. There was some anxiety as to the j possibility of the delegates being in con- , tempt of court in ousting the officers, ,' but attorneys present explained that the injunction that was granted Dolan earlier in the week protects Dolan from i violence but does not interfere with the (transaction of business. Dolan upon the passing of the resolution again de clared that he would not vacate the office unless by a vote of the miners of the district by whom he was elected To-morrow's session of 'the convention Is expected to be a turbulent one. H. A TAYLOR RESIGNS. Assistant Secretary of Trensury Gets Through June 80. Washington, Feb. 16. Horace A. Tay. lor, assistant secretary of the treasury, "to-day tendered to the president his resignation, to take effect June 39, 1906, which was accepted- The president as- eured Mr. Taylor that he "fully appre ciated the very efficient services" he had rendered since he became assistant secretary at the beginning of President McKlnley's first term, and said that he had hoped he would remain In his place until the close of the present presiden tial term in 1908. Mr. Taylor, however, explained that for a long time he had had in mind a European trip which would occupy a year, and possibly two years, and had decided to sail during the coming summer. Secretary . Shaw accompanied Mr. Taylor to the White House and both joined in recommending tne appoint ment of John H. Edwards, of Ohio, as Mr. Taylor's successor. The president promptly accepted the suggestion and announced that the appointment would be made. Mr. Edwards for over two years has occupied the position of sec retary to Secretary Shaw, and this po sition is a recognition of his services. Mr. Edwards was born In South Charleston, Ohio, and Is thirty years old. Petition for Hoch. Chicago, Feb. 16. A special dispatch to the Dally News to-day says that Governor Deneen has referred to the state-board of pardons the petition of Johann Hoch for a commutation of sen tenoe. If the sentence of the court is carried out Hoch will hang here next Friday. San Domingo. flan Domingo, Republic of Santo Do- xringo, Feb. 16. There was an exten sive public demonstration here last night, witt music and fireworks, to sig nify the satisfaction of the public et President Caceres' decision to remain In power. EVA CARRINGTON TO WEV. Lord de Clifford to Take Actress for a Wife. London, Feb. 16. Lord deClifford will be married February 19 at St. Mar garet's church, Westminister, to Eva Carrington, who i now playing a part in "Bluebell in Fairyland" at the Ald- wich theater, this city. She is twenty- one years old and formerly was one of the "Gibson Girls ' , in "The Catch of the Season." The engagement had been kept a profound secret. Jack Soutiiwell Russell, twenty-fifth Baron de Clifford, a title created in 1299 was born July 2, 1881, and succeeded his father In 1894. He owns about 13,000 acres of land In County Mayo, Ireland. The first Baron deClifford was killed at Bannockburn in 1314. BROOKS SEES COMET. That of Giacoblnl Observed ttt Geneva for First Time. Geneva, N. Y., Feb. 16. The comet discovered several years ago by M. Giacoblnt, chief astronomer of the Nice observatory, was observed here for the first time in the western sky to-night by Professor Brooks at Smith's observ atory. The position was right ascen sion zero hours, thirty-five minutes, thirty seconds; declination south, four teen degrees, fifty minutes. This comet, first discovered in the eastern morning sky, has' since been around the sun and now becomes telescopically visible in th the western evening sky. The comet is moving northeasterly. ALEXANDER SERIOUSLY ILL FORMER PRESIDENT OF EQUIT ABLE LIFE BAD LI' OFF. Bis Family With Him Underwent Surgical Operation After Being; Re moved to His Home From Sanitarium Members of the Family Reticent as to Exact Nature of Operation. New York, Feb. 16. James W. Alex ander, former president of the Equita ble Life Assurance society, Is seriously 111 in his home, No. 4 Bast Sirtty-fourth street. His family Is with him, and Dr. C H. Chetwood is in attendance. Mr. Alex ander underwent a surgical operation on Thursday afternoon, after being re moved to his home from a sanitarium in Deerfleld, Mass., on Wednesday aft ernoon.' Members of the' family are reticent as to the nature of the operation, jit Is said, however, that Mr. Alexander has been suffering for some time with a chronic affection of the kidneys. An operation had been necessary for a long time, but owing to Mr. Alexander's physical condition, resulting from his long illness, it was postponed as long as possible. The operation is said to have been successful and the physicians have hope of the patient's recovery, de spite his weakened condition and ad vanced age. PHYSICIANS ARE STUDYING. Remarkable Instance of the Resistance of Unman Skull. ' ( New York, Feb. 16. The surgeons of the Harlem hospital are examining what they believe to be a remarkable instance of the resistance of the human Bkull to the impact of bullets. The pa tient Is William Murphy, a horse siioer, twenty-seven years old. He to-day fired two bullets from a revolver at his fore head with the muzzle of the weapon within .six inches of its mark. He first fired one ahot and fell to the floor of a saloon in which he was standing at khe time. When the barkeeper ran to him and exclaimed: "What are you doing; trying to kill yourself?" the horseshoer eat up and replied: "Yes, but I don't seem to have succeeded, so here goes for another shot." He then fired again, and when an am bulance had been summoned, waved as sistance aside and walked unaided to the vehicle, declaring that trio bullet ha not hurt him. At the hospital the first bullet was found in the flesh of Murphy' forehead and was somewhat flattened. Apparent ly it had not injured the bone. The oth er bullet had been deflected after mak ing a long cut in the scalp Favors Football. Springfield, Mass., Feb. 16. Principal Alfred E- Stearns of Phillips-Andover academy, speaking to-night at the alumni banquet of the Amherst Alum ni association of the Connecticut val ley, held in the Nayasset club, express ed himself In the most undoubted terms in favor of the continuance of the game of football, and denounced as bosh the storm of protect which has arisen against that sport. Missouri's Inquiry. New York, Feb. 16. The Missouri In quiry of the Standard Oil company went on for a few minutes to-night, when an adjournment was taken until to-morrow. This routine is gone through with every day to prevent a lapse of the proceedings pending a decision by the Missouri courts as to the legality of the questions asked of a number of witnesses. Wins World's Basketball Championship Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 16. The base ball tea of Company E, N. Y. N. G., of Schenectady, to-night won the basket ball championship of the world by de feating the Kansas City Athletic club 37 to 11. AT THE WHITE HOUSE ARRANGEMENTS COMPLETE FOR MARRIAGE OF MISS ROOSE VELT AND LONGWORTH. . Will Take Place in Historic East Room Work of Preparing It Continued Throughout Yesterday Express Wagons and Private Carriages Ar rive Constantly With Presents White House Grounds Will be Closed To-day, Washington, Feb. 16. In the east room of the White House to-morrow Miss Alice Roosevelt, daughter of the president, and Representative Nicholas Longworth, of Ohio, will be united In marriage. The historic room, which has been the scene of many brilliant events, will be decorated more elabor ately than upon any previous occasion, yet with extreme taste. The work of preparing the east room for the wed ding continued throughout to-day and was practically completed by to-night. Late in the day the wedding was re hearsed in the east room. None but the wedding party was present. The president was engaged at the time In conference with Secretary Bonaparte and Admiral Sands at the executive offices and was not at the rehearsal. Nor was Bishop Henry Y. Satteriee, who will officiate to-morrow. Mr. Long worth, accompanied by his best man and the ushers, walked from his home to the White House, where they Joined Miss Roosevelt and the other members of the wedding party. A large section of the United States Marine band, un der the direction of Leader Santelman, played the music for the rehearsal. Throughout the day express wagons and private messengers were continu ally arriving at the White House with wedding gifts. Presents have been pouring In constantly for some time from all sections of the country and from almost every quarter of the globe. For two days the presents have been on exhibition to intimate personal friends of the bride and groom. 1 It is estimated that there wilt be about 950 guests present, and it 1b pos sible that some of the number may have to be placed in the green room, although it is believed by those ac quainted with the capacity of the house that tha east room will be sufficiently large to hold all the guests. After the ceremony and the reception of the guests by the bride and groom has been concluded a buffet wedding breakfast will be served In the state dining room. The White House grounds will ba closed throughout to-morrow and none except those who have been Invited will be permitted to enter. It is realiz ed that if the grounds- were opened during the earlier part of the day thoy would be filled early, and difficulty would be encountered in getting the crowd out. The executive offices also will be closed throughout the day and all work will be suspended. Major Richard Sylvester, superintend ent of the Metropolitan police depart ment, has perfected arrangements for keeping the streets adjoining the White House open so that carriages will be permitted free access to the gates and congesting prevented. Photographers and special newspaper writers have been arriving in Washing ton from all over the country, some coming to the American capital from European countries. However, only a limited number of newspaper men have been invited, and these are either per sonally known to the family or are per sonal friends of the family. BRIGHTER WORD IROM CHINA. State Department Hears From Shang haiNo Outbreak Apprehended. Washington, Feb. 16. The state de partment has received a cable dispatch from Shanghai, China, stating that trw conditions in that city are not suoh as to cause any alarm. Although the boy cott has not diminished, H is reported that no great fear is entertained of any outbreak. J"OHAT D. Report That' Missing Oil King Has Ar rived at Rome. Rome, Feb. 16 William Rockefeller, who left Rome on Tuesday of this week for Naples, is expected to return to Rome Saturday evening. A correspondent at Naples stated that John D. Rockefeller arrived at that place on Thursday on board tia Hamburg-American line steamer Deutsch land. The report has not been verified. Earnest Inquiry. Madison, Wis., Feb. 16. The legisla tive committee investigating the Wis consin State university is making earn est inquiry into the fraternity question. The inquiry in this direction is in re sponse to many complaints. Several students and faculty members to-day testified to bad influence of Greek-letter bodies here. ; Acknowledge Ineligibility. Iowa City, la., Feb. 16 Nine of Iowa university's best baseball players to day agreed not to piay thiB year, ac knowledging they were professionals and saying there is in their belief not an amateur baseball player of any skill in any university in the United States. Increase of Committee. Washington, Feb. 16. The senate committee on' commerce to-day by a vote of 6 to 5 agreed to an amendment Increasing the membership of the inter state commerce commission to nine members. THE MOROCCAN CONFERENCE. French Foreign Office Still Optimistic of Result. Paris, Feb. 16. The foreign office con tinues to take an optimistic view of the result of the conference at Algeciras, but this is coupled wltin the statement that France will not yield up on the essential question of the control of the police. This position appears to Indi cate that any German propositions bas ed upon France relinquishing her olaim for police power over Morocco are likely to meet' with failure. However, there is no evidence of serious Franco-German tension. On the contrary, it is significant that a dinner occurs at the German embassy here on Monday night at wiiiich Prince von Radolin, the Ger man ambassador, will entertain the three leading members of the French cabinet, Premier 'Rouvier, War Minister Etlenne and Marine Minister Thomson, thus indicating the most agreeable out ward relations. The semi-official Temps to-night sharply rejects the idea that ertain am bassadors representing outside powers shall try to play the role of arbitrat ors at Algerciras. The paper strongly approves of resistance to the German suggestions, and asks that the theater of this resistance be changed from pri vate conversations between the am bassadors to open declarations before the conference. COUNT ACCEPTS SERVICE WRIT SERVED ON CASTELLANS IN WIFE'S SUIT. Will Not Contest the Action Decisive Steps After Renewed Efforts to Ef fect a Reconciliation Prove Fruit lessCountess to Retain Her Title Under Form of Procedure Adopted. Paris, Feb. 16. An "urgent" writ was served to-day upon Count Bont de Cas tellane making him defendant In the separation proceedings of his wife, for merly Anna Gould. This decisive step was taken after renewed efforts to ef fect a reconciliation had proved fruit less, The count accepted service of the writ, even calling upon the countess' lawyers to facilitate fixing up a place where the writ could be delivered. The bill of complaint was filed at the same time. It follows very closely the countess' prima facia showing when she first asked the oourt's permission to take action against her husband. It mentions no names, but particularizes certain Incidents in which the count Ms alleged to have participated, and It asks for a decree for what the French law calls a "separation of ; bddy and prop erty," meaning complete material sep- i aratton without a dissolution of the bonds of matrimony. It is the coun tess' Intention to secure a decree at the earliest date possible. The count will not contest the action. The service upon Count Bonl was made by Maltre Trlchet in his capacity as representative of the countess' attorneys;- The latter include Edmund Kelly, who has charge of drawing up the bill and tte financial arrangements, Coudert Brothers of New York and their local representatives, Mm. Ca chard and Peartree, who have charge of the branches In which the Gould es tate Is connected, and also Maltre Cruppl, who, as the countess' French lawyer, will lead tier case before the court. The count's representatives are Maitres Bonnet and Bertlnot. The countess will retain her title un der the form of procedure finally adopt ed; but If the decree Is extended after three years to a divorce a vinculo It will have the effect of terminating her right to use the title of countess. The eldest of their three sons, Boniface, in herits tiio title of count without refer ence to the results of the case- RACE GAMBLING MADE FELONY BUI Introduced at Albany Extending Law to Track Enclosures. Albany, Feb. 16. A bill to make ganv bllng on races a felony within race' track enclosures was Introduced in the assembly to-day by Mr. Lansing, of Rensselaer. Senator Cassldy is expect ed to Introduce it in the senate on Mon day night. A statement given out In conneotion with the bill gays that, under the law as it now stands, the only legal action possible in connection with race gam bling is for the gambler who loses on a race course to sue the winner for the amount lost, while the same act of gambling outside a race-track enclos ure is a felony punishable by imprison' ment and a fine. After the introduction of the bill a Btory gained circulation that the meas ure was favored by Governor Higglns. While tha governor would not commit himself definitely on this point, he said: "At the time the Percy-Gray bill was originally passed, I was a member of the senate, and was one of the four or five senators who opposed the measure believing at the time that It was not in spirit, If In fact, constitutional. I have no hesitation in saying that from a moral standpoint it is impossible for me to understand how tiie act of a man on one side of the fence can be legal which on the other side of the fence is a crime." Harvard a Winner. Boston, Feb. 16. Harvard's fencing team won the intercollegiate triangular fencing meet between Harvard, Colum bia and Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Technology gymna sium in this city to-night. The final score .resulting from twenty-seven bouts, was: Harvard 12, Columbia 8, and Technology 7. The best individual work was done by W. L. Bowman, of Harvard; Captain J. Lage, of Technol ogy, and the latter's brother, Frederick Lage, of Columbia. PREMIER W1TTE STILL FIGHTS FOR HIS CAUSE STRUGGLE IN THE RUSSIAN GOV ERNMENT MUST SOON COME TO CLOSE Resignation of Minister of Interior Dunovo, Who is Lending the Move ment for Repression, or of Wltte and Several of His Cabinet at Hand Extraordinary Powers Confided to Governor Generals The Great Ques tion at Issue. St. Petersburg, Feb. 16. Information has reached the Associated Press that the desperate struggle which has been raging in the government between the reactionary and ti)e progressive forces is approaching a culmination and must end within a few days in the resigna tion either of Minister of the Interior Durnovo, who is leading the movement for thorough-going repression, or of Premier Wltte and several other mem bers of the cabinet. The question at issue Is the with drawal of the extraordinary powers confided in governor-generals through out the empire, which in many cases, it is alleged, have been exercised for the repression not only of political disor ders, but also of the political activity of the liberal parties. The discussion has reached such an acute and passionate stage in the cabinet that no other issue than the fall of one faction or the other is possible. , The chanoes of victory incline to the side of Count Wltte, who Insists that the governor-generals must be deprived of their extreme powers within a fort night in order to remove the restric tions upon a free electoral campaign. Minister of Agriculture Kuttler, the Associated Press has been Informed on excellent authority, has resigned. The announcement of the acceptance of his resignation, which was due to Influen tial opposition to his project for expro priation of private lands, andtheir divi sion among the peasants, may be ex pected shortly. It Is stated that M. Kutler, who, like his predecessor, M. Yermoloff, is possessed of exceedingly strong progressive tendencies, will leave the state service entirely, not ve nrecelving the usual "promotion" to the coucll of the empire, the body which is reserved for discarded ministers-Rumor Is busy with other changes to follow the first Ibreak in the cabinet of Count Wltte. The most persistent story is directed at the premier himself, who, according to general report, is credited with having bluntly Informed Emperor Nicholas that he must chose between him and Minister of the Interior Dur novOi Who through his control of the public machinery of the empire, has been pushing repression to the extreme, and throwing all elements of society into opposition to the government. The Associated Press wag authorized to day at Count Wltte's chancellery to positively deny the report that Count Wittee had alreay resigned; but the words of an official high In the pre mier's confidence, that he could vouch for the fact that "at the present mo ment the report Is untrue," indicate that there may be something In the wind. The project of Minister Kutler, who, next to Minister of Commers M. Timir lazeff, is the most liberal member of the cabinet, struck to the heart of the agrarian problem, which the zemstvo lsts, who are liberals but landowners, found too ticklish to handle at the last congress. It provided for the expropri ation of privatfe estates in excess of a maximum acreage at a price dependent on actual market values, and their dis tribution on easy terms of payment to the peasants, whose land hunger Is too Intense to be satisfied with the promis ed partition of crown and church lands. M. Kutler held that this was the only means of preventing augmentation of the agrarian troubles, whose rising bil lows are the chief sourc of peril to the government; but his proposal not only awakened the Intense opposition of the rich and powerful camllla at court, but also was too dractls to suit the mar shals of nobility, who sent a deputation from the convention at Moscow to de mand explicitly of Premier Wltte whether he intended to accept the Kut ler scheme. The premier responded that the project was only a tentative suggestion of an individual member of the cabinet, and that the agrarian problem was too Important to be set tled without reference to the national assembly. However, the mere father Ing of the proposition spems to have been fatal to Minister Kutler. Should iM. Kutler not be nominated to the council of the empire it will be the first instance of the kind since the re' ltrement of M. Krlvoshein from the mlnlstryof railroads, who, a decade ago, was dlsmussed In disgrace for steal ing. Accuses a Sheriff. Hartford, Feb. 16 A demand that the ringleaders of the masked men who last week Thursday drove Willis Grif fith from Granby be arrested was made by Mrs. Andrews, sister of "Griffith, up on Sheriff Smith this afternoon. She claimed teat she thought a deputy sher. iff was among the men who played the role of "whitecappers." The sheriff re ferred Mrs. Andrews to Judge Clark. Dead from Runaway Injuries. Hawleyville, Feb. 16. ' Charles J Blackman, a prominent resident of this place, is dead as the result of injuries sustained in a runaway accident sev era! days ago, when tie was run over by a wagon heavily loaded with ice and badly crushed. Grand Reception to Jap Armies. Tokio, Feb. 16. A second grand re ception was accorded to-day to the vic torious armies of Japan. The celebra tlons were very brilliant. i PAT CROWE ACQUIITED. Not Guilty of 25,000 Robbery from E. A. Cudahy. Omaha, Net., Feb. 16. Pat Crowe, charged with the robbery of Edward A. Cudahy, the Omaha packer, of J25, 000, In connection with the kidnapping of Mr. Cudahy's son, five years ago, was acquitted this afternoon. The Jury' was out fifteen hours. The kidnapping of Eddie Cudahy, De cember 19, 1900, and his release upon payment by his lather of 425,000 ran som, created a great sensation, and the search for the kidnappers was stimu lated at the time by the offer of a re ward of $50,000 by Mr.. Cudahy. Last October Crowe was arrested in Butte, Mont. He was put on trial Feb ruary 7- There was no evidence posi tively to identify Crowe as one of the kidnappers. LORD ROBERTS PUSHlNGlTHtNGS Advocates Drill With Rifle in Public Schools. London, Feb. 17. In pursuance of his campaign for the betterment of the ar my, Lord Roberts has to-day issued a manifesto to the nation advocating that drill in the use of the rifle be taught in all the public schools, that every youth be obliged to undergo three or four months military training, and that In an emergency every man during cer tain years of his life shall be legally llableto foe called out for service in the United Kingdom. : ', GRAVE CRISIS IN A. 00, W. APPEAL TO BE MADE TO THE SUPREME LODGE. New York State Grand Lodge Officers to Ask Rollef of the Supreme Body Has Surplus of 29,0O0 With Bene ficiary Claims of S706,440 Meeting Called for March 6. Syracuse, Feb. 16. With a surplus of but $29,000 and with beneficiary olaims aggregating $706,440 the New York state grand lodge officers of the Ancient Or der of United Workmen are preparing to appeal to the supreme lodge for re lief n the greatest crisis in the history of the organization. Grand Trustee F. B. Garrett and Grand Master Workman August Stein bicker, of this city, are making efforts to secure the necessary assistance, which, it Is claimed, is due from the su preme lodge, and to pull the state or ganization from its financial straits for the protection of thousands of members of the 425 lodges In the state. , . '. A call was to-day issued by Mr. Steinblcker for a meeting of the grand lodge in this city on March 6, when the conditions of the order will be brought to the attention of the officers of the grand lodge and representatives of all the lodges of the state. PACKERS ON THE STAND. J. . Ogden Armour Gives No Important Evidence. v Chicago, Feb. 16. Three leading offi cers of Armour & Co. were on the stand to-day In the meat packers' plea for immunity case in the federal court J. Ogdn Armour, prsidntiswm ha Oeh J. Ogden Armour, , president of the company, took the stand late in the day but his evidence was not importa'nt He simply declared that the books of Armour & Co. were given to the gov ernment officers of the bureau of cor porations for inspection on his order, and said that he acted in pursuance of legol advice. The other witnesses1 were Arthur Meeker, general superintendent of the company, and T. J. Connors, the gen eral manager of the beef department of Armour & Co. Their testimony was much in the line of that given by Mr. Armour. District Attorney " Morrison tried to prove by Mr. Meeker that he altered some figures which had been given by Armour & Co. to the govern ment agents, but did not succeed in es tablishing the fact. He declared that he would do H later, however. A RECESSIONAL- Germany Reminded of Prussia's Stu pendous Disaster In 1806. London, Feb. 17. The Times this morning p.uiblishes a curious article by its military correspondent, dealing with the reasons that led up to Prussia's stupendous military disaster in 1806, and drawing a parallel (between the military conditions and spirit of the age in Prussian In 1806 and those of Great Britain in 1906. The cox-respond' ent contends that hte analogy Is re. markably close and painfully true, and asks whether It Is the will of the Brit' ish people to carry on the analogy to its final and inevitable termination. Future Emperor of China. Pekin, Feb. 16. A son has been born to Prince Chun, the emperor's brother. It is believed that this child Is most likely to be designated as successor to the throne. . An imperial decree bestows upon him the name of Pu. Gambling Prohibited. Washington, Feb. 16. The senate committee on territories to-day author ized a favorable report on a bill pro hibiting gambling In Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Indian ter ritory. Columbia Defeats Yale. New York, Feb. 16. The team repre senting Columbia university defeated that of Yale at basketball in the Co lumbia gymnasium to-night by a score of 26 to 14. The first half ended 20 to 6 in Columbia's favor. AFRAID TG FACE MUSIC COURT OF REVIEW FEATURE A HARD ONE FOR THEM. No One Wishes to bring It to a Vote- Statement of Chairman Elkins Com- . mlttee Adjourns Ostensibly Because Senator Tillman Is Suddenly Tukeu III and Could Not be Present and Be cause Senator Cullum Is Expected to Return from Florida Next Week. Washington, Feb. 16. "We have heard as many opinions on the rail road rate question as there are mem bers of the' committee and each man is afraid to bring the court review feature to a vote," said Chairman El kins to-day when the senate committee on lnter-state commerce adjourned un til Thursday without .having taken a vote on a bill or considered an amend ment for judicial review of orders of the inter-state commerce commission. This statement was made in the pres ence of Senators Dolliver and Clapp, who are contending for tf Hepburr bill in the form that it came from the house. It was said in Jst, but it is believed that it more nearly expressed the situation than any previous alleged authoritative announcement. The com mittee agreed that, important amend ments will not be voted on until Fri day of, next week. Ostensibly the committee adjourned because Senator Tillman was suddenly taken ill with threatened pneumonia and could not be present and because Senator Cullom will return from Flori da some time next week and cast his vote in the committee. The real reason for adjournment Is believed to be the attitude of certain democratic members In not disclosing their positions on the court review feature. Neither repub lican faction in the committee was cer tain of the outcome and a vote there fore was not insisted upon to-day, Sup porters of the house bill were encour aged, however, by a telegram received' to-day by Chairman Elkins from Sen ator Cullom asking to toe counted, against amendment to the Hepburn Dolliver bill if a vote were taken to- flay. .'' v. ;' Without taking up the question of judicial review of orders of the com mission the committee considered many amendments offered to other sections of the house bill. Senator Carmack, who ha dbeen absent during former deliber ations this week, offered an amend ment Increasing the interstate com merce commission from five to nine members. The amendment was adopted by a vote of 6 to 5 as follows:, Affirmative, Elkins, Aldrlch, Kean, Carmack, Fos ter and Crane. Negative, Foraker, Dol- ilver, Clapp, McLaurin, and Newlands. It was agreed, however, that Messrs. Cullom and Tillman have their votes recorded on this amendment and tfols ' may change the result, though this Is not believed likely. 1 Another amendment offered by Sen ator Carmack to fix the liabilities of common carriers, railroad and trans portation companies for negligence, was adopted unanimously and will be Incor porated in, or added to the bill as a' new section. The amendment Is as fol lows: "That any common carrier, railroad, or transportation' company receiving property for transportation front a point 1 none staite to a point in another state; shall issue a receipt or bill of lading therefore and shall be liable to' tine holder thereof for any loss,, dam- v age or Injury to such property caused by Its neglegence of any common car rier, railroad or over whose line or linen (Continued on Fifth Page.) AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. Annual Meeting In Merlden Hopsott Elected President. Merlden, Feb. 16. The Connecticut State Agricultural society held its an nual meeting here to-day at the office of Secretary Collins. The old board of officers was re-elected, as follows: President George A. Hopson, of Wal lingfbrd. t; Vice-presidents S. C Colt, of Far mlngton, and John W. Bacon, of Dan bury. . . Corresponding secretary B. W. Col lins, of Merlden. Recording secretary T, S. Gold, of West Cornwall. The .county directors are: Hartford, J. C. Capen, of Bloomfleld; New Haven, G. L. Clark, of Merlden; New London, J. B. Palmer, of Jewett City; Litchfield, W. G. French, of Watertown; Fairfield, Theroij E. Piatt, of Newtown; Middle sex, M. W. Terrell, of Middlefield; Tol land, W. H. Hall, of South Wlllington; Windham, N. G. Williams, of Danlel son. B. W. Collins was unanimously se lected to represent the society on the board of control of the state agricul tural experiment station for a term ot three years beginning July 1, Shipping News. Lizard, Feb. 16. Passed: Steamer La Gascogne, Now York for Havre. Algiers, Feb. 15. Arrived: Steamer Moltke, New York via Funchal for Genoa, Alexandra, etc. Barbadoes, Feb. 15. Arrived: Steam er Priuzessln Victoria Lulse, New York for a Juan. etc. Patricia, New York for Hamburg. Madeirra, Feb. 16. Arrived pre viously: Steamer Arabic, New York for Cadiz and Naplg, otc. Hamburg, Feb. 13. Arrived: Steam er Bulgaria, New York. Caierhagen, Feb. 14. Arrived: Steamer United States, New York. London, Feb. 16. Arrived: Steamer Europe, New York. Groa, Feb. 16. Arrived: Steamer Deutschland, New York via Naples. Liverpool, Feb. 16. Sailed: Steamer Cevic, New York.