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v. I Vol. lxx no. 47. Peice two cents. NEW nAVEN, CONN., FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 1906. THE CARRINGTO PUBLISHING CO. RIGID INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OF BOWE NEW HAVEN MAN MAT HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF MURDER. Found Dead on Amsterdam Avenue, . New York Hnd Been to the Elm City and Collected a Large Sum of . Money for Rent of Property Belong ' Ing to Alexander Mason-JThis Money Turned Over to Mason but He is Sus picious of Foul Play. New York, Feb. 22. Acting upon in formation 'furnished by Assistant Unit fed States District Attorney Alexander Mason, Coroner Hanburger to-night or dered a rigid investigation into the death of Charles B. Rowe, a salesman of 115 Putnam street, New Haven, Conn., who was found dead in front of B61 Amsterdam avenue to-day. Rowe looked after property owned by Mr. Mason, In New Haven, and Wednesday B.fternoon arrived in this city with sev eral hundred dollars which tie had col lected in rentals and which he turned Crver to Mr. Mason. Mr. Mason declared the circumstances Burrounding Rowe's death are sus picious. He said he was told Iby the wife of the dead man that there were bruises on the body, which, be was led to believe was found in an alley way and not on the sidewalk. The report of the ambulance surgeon who viewed the body and declared that death was caused by heart disease, was entered on the blotter,. and no further Investiga tion was made. Coroner Hanburger has ordered an autopsy to be held to-morrow. On another page of this paper will be found a further notice of the death of Mr- Rowe. MISQUOTED, SATS MITCHELL, Pld Not Say There Would be Strike In Some Districts and Not Others. New York, Feb. 22. President John Mitchell, of the United Mine Workers, returned here from Pittsburg this morning,' reaching the headquarters of the miners' scale committee in the Ash land house, Manhattan, In time for Ibreakfast. After breakfast, during which he read the newspaper reports Of the in terviews he gave In Pittsburg recenU y. Mr. Mitchell declared that these re ports were entirely , misleading, and that he had not been correctly quot ed. ' "" - """" "I never told anybody," he said, "that there would be a strike in. some dis tricts and not in others- I uniformly continued to say in Pittsburg what I eald here, that I was not in a position to say anything concerning the sltua v ition for publication." President Mitchell said that the an thracite ecal committee would consid er tVi remands It will make still fur- Ither, at hte Ashland house, and that the will be with the committee. It was Choped, he said, that the committee's deliberations upon the demands would fee finished by this afternoon. ,' Mr. Mitchell will meet Harry A. Tay lor, the largest soft coal operator in Illinois, this afternoon at the Waldorf lA'Storia, for a talk, presumably con cerning the reported connbinations of Illinois and Ohio bituminous operators against the Pennsylvania soft coal men. President Mitchell couldn't say to day whether the scale committee de mands would be presented to the an thracite operators to-morrow or not. It was certain, though it was hopd, he aid, that the demands would be com pletely formulated to-day. STATE BOWLING TOURNAMENT In Progress Early This Morning With New Haven In Lead. Waterbury, Feb. 28. At 2 o'clock this morning the state bowling tourna ment at the Casino in this city was till Jn progress. Up until this hour the New Haven five-man team was in the lead with a score of 2,690, but the Ca sinos and Woosters, of this city, whose fitrinM were uncompleted, save promise of beating it. The Nosahogans, of this city, were eecona, witn tne com pleted teams 2,480, Quinnipiacks of New Haven third with 2,41'2, and the Merl dens fourth with 2,225. The high sin gle score was 214, by Frank Beardsley. In the three-men competition Collett, IWeJber and Johnson, the New Haven rin were hieh up until 2 o'clock with 1,675. In the two-men games Collett and Tvhtitinn were leading with a score of 1,150. Johnson's single score of 246 was the highest. Walsh, of this city, was leading the individual nowiers witn a Ecore of 241. Collett. of New Haven, had the highest score of three games, 615. SENSATION I A NAPLES. Son of L,ady-in-Waiting to Queen Helena Commits Suicide. Naples, Feb. 22. Prince Pignatelli Btrongoli. aged nineteen years, son of a lady-in-waiting to Queen Helena: committed suicide to-day by shooting himself. He was to have been married In a few hours to a daughter of the duke of Cerisliano. He left a letter to his father saying he killed himself because he was skeptical about life, and another letter to his fiancee, saying she would have been unhappy with him The affair has caused a great sensa. ition, (both families being among the most aristocratic in Naples. Princeton Defeats Yale. Princeton, Feb. 21.-Princeton defeat ed Yale at basketball to-night by the (core of 21 to 14. NEXT ENCAMPMENT OF G. A. R. Programme Announced by the Com mander-in-Chief. Washington, Feb. 22. In general or ders the commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic outlines the programme for the national en campment, which will convene at Min neapolis on August 13. He says: On -'the evening of Tuesday, August 14, there will be a semi-official meeting to receive addresses from state and city officials, from the committee of ar rangements, and greetings from our auxiliary societies. Responses will be made by comrades designated by the commander-in-chief. The annual pa rade in connection with the national encampment will be on Wednesday, August 15, commencing to move at 10 a. m. sharp, and will be composed ex clusively o Grand Army comrades, as posts or individuals, and their accom panying organizations, the usual mili tary bands and a marching flag The parade will not be more than two miles in length The business sessions of the encamp ment will begin on Thursday, August 16, at 9 a. m. sharp. MILES' BROIHER'S CASE. Not Requested to Resign as National Bank Examiner. Washington, Feb. 22. Daniel C. Miles, a broth.er of Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles, and for some years one of the national bank examiners for Mas sachusetts, wix because of the failure to be assigned to any recent duty has been practically dropped from the ser vice, has forwarded to the comptroller of the currency petitions looking to his retention as an examiner. Comptrol ler Rldgely, however, has not taken any action in the matter. It is not true, he said, that Mr. Miles bad been re quested to resign as was reported. He s'.mply had not been re-assigned to any duty in his district. T. W. LAWtON OVERCOME UNABLE TO SPEAK AT BANQUET IN PEORIA, Travelled Half Away Across the Con tinent but Found It Impossible to Keep His Engagement Apologizes Gracefully to a Great Audience and Referred It to the Newspapers for ; What He Would Have Said. Peoria, 111., Feb. 22. After traveling half way across the country to accept an invitation to speak at the Creve Coeur club banquet to-day as chief speaker of the evening, Thomas W. Lawson of Boston was overcome by the length of the programme ahead of him and surrendered to tie lateness of the hour. He apologized gracefully to an au dience which had packed the Coliseum to hear him, but which showed evidence of needing sleep at midnight, and re ferred them to the newspapers, to whloli he had given copies of his speech, for the message he had come to de liver. The Associated Press last night sent out .in advance the following synopsis of what Mr. Lawson was to say: Mr. Lawson In his address took up the subject of the insurance companies and the "system" with a review of the political upheaval in various parts of the United States. He said in part: "Chicago arose and surprised the world by turning out the organized grafters and political parties, and pro claiming for municipal ownership. Now I am no municipal ownershipist, but the fact that the people of the greatest city in your state found vent for their feelings In municipal ownership means nothing more than that the people spoke and in impressive terms. If it had not been municipal ownership it would have been something else, which only meant that they had begun to feel the fetters. "Next came Philadelphia, wiere the people arose between night and morn ing and marched the streets In lawful mobs and drove out of their strongholds the most snugfy entrenched band of political grafters this country has ever seen, drove then into exile and dis grace, as though they had been a group of mice pursued by an army of ele phants. "Soon came an overturn in Florida, notoriously boss-ridden by the Flaglere and Standard Oil clique, when one man, a fearless citizen, Napoleon Broward rose out of the ranks of the people, and in his 'begrimmed tugboat overalls stumped the state and was elected gov ernor for four years. "In New York, the fearless Jerome turned down by each and all the dif ferent political parties, was elected with thousands of votes to spare. "In Wisconsin you know what La Follette is doing with the people at his hack. "These are but a few Instances of how, during the last twenty-one months the people have shown the spirit that is in them. Mr. Lawson referred to the failure of the Devlin properties in Kansas, and to the peculations of Bank President Bigelow of Milwaukee, as "system" representatives, who stubbed their toes while speculating with other people's money, in the game of "heads I win tails you lose." In this way Mr. Law son led u to the exposition of his financial views, which are familiar to the reading public. Shayne's Remains Sent North. Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 22 The remains of C- C. Shayne, the New York manu facturer, who died of heart disease here on Wednesday evening, were sent to New York to-day, accompanied by Mrs. Shayne. FOR THE GREAT TRUSTS OPINION EXPRESSED DURING TARIFF DEBATE IN THE REISCHSTAG. Time Has Come When They Must Wake Up Declares Minister Von Posodow-sky-Wehner Speaking In Defense of Bill to Extend Reciprocal Tariff Rates to the United States Until June 30, 1907 and Thus Avoid Tariff War Measure Passed., Berlin, Feb. 22. The reichstag to-day passed the first and second readings, without amendment, of the govern ment's proposal to extend reciprocal tariff rates to the United States until June 30, 1907. The bill having passed Its second reading, Baron Hey.l Zu Herrnsheim, Introduced an amendment declaring that It should extend only to part of Germany's conventional tariff. Count Von Fosadowsky-Wehner op posed the amendment on the ground that it would compel the government to forthwith discriminate against Ameri can goods, adding that Germany had not had great success in its latest tariff wars. "What advantage could Germany gain with the United States?" he asked. The purpose of the provisional arrange ment, he added, is to give America time t othink. "I believe," the minister con tinued, "the time has come when Amer ican citizens see they are merely the football of the great trusts; but we will not wait till this discovery has been made. A tariff war causes the greatest embitterment, like other wars." The amendment received only the vote of a part of the nationalists. The bill was then voted by an im mense majority, the negatives coming from only parts of the nationalists and conservatives. Chancellor von Bulow opened the de bate in the reichstag. The chancellor said that although the United States was the principal exporter of agricul tural products and raw materials, Ger man agriculture was not so much inter ested in a commercial treaty with the United States as in German industry and commerce, which suffered through the high American tariffs, and by ob stacles in the American customs houses. Germany, In giving notice of the ter mination of the agreement of 1900 with the United, States, had proposed a treaty after the pattern of those con cluded with the European states. Such a treaty, as was well known from the beginning, was beset with difficulties which the chancellor could not discuss without mixing In the international af fairs of a foreign state. The imperial government asked the reichstag to au thorize the application of the treaty rates to the United States not as a right under the most favored nation in terpretation, but in order that thu ne gotiations pending might still be con ducted to a satisfactory end, and be cause it was in the interest of both countries to avoid a tariff war. Continuing, the chancellor said that he placed a high value on good polit ical relations between Germany and the United States, which were a blessing to both lands, but It would be deceptive to believe that he would buy political friendship Iby the sacrifice of Germany's economic interests. WOMAN TRAIN WRECKER. Member of Prominent Ohio Family and Beautiful. Tiffin, O., Feb 22. Mrs. Cora Carpen ter was arrested here to-day, accused of wrecking a Pennsylvania freight train a week ago Wednesday night, and attempting to wreck a fast passenger train on that night and the night fol lowing. Mrs. Carpenter Is a member of a prominent family of this county and Is a beautiful woman, highly educated and apparently refined. The authorities de clare it was a miracle that a fast train, crowded with passengers, was not wrecked on the first and second at tempts to ditch It. Grover Bachman, aged twenty years, who was arrested yesterday, to-day confessed that he and Mrs. Carpenter wrecked a freight train last week, but that its unexpected arrival prevented the loss of as many lives as they ex pected. The plot, as outlined by Bachman, was that together they would wreck the train, and that when the horror of the catastrophe had caused a large re ward to be offered, Mrs. Carpenter would tell on him. He was willing to serve a year or so In the penitentiary, he says, and after that was over the two had planned a life of ease. Mrs. Carpenter was questioned by the police and other officials for a long time to-day, but she did not admit the crime, HOUSE WOULD NOT ADJOURN. Went on With Business Despite Wash ington's Birthday. Washington, Feb- 22. The house of representatives refused to adjourn In celebration or wasningtons Dirthaay, and its members participated in a gen eral field day of debate on the army ap propriation bill. Will Plead Guilty. Waterbury, Feb. 22. When the trials of Edward Leonard and Joseph Cenes ky, who are charged with murder in the first degree as a result of the mur der of Farmer Lockwood last April, are begun in the superior court here next week, the men will plead guilty of mur der in the second degree. COURT'S OPINION ASKED. Agltatlo-t Against Pool-Selling In New Hampshire Crystallzes. Concord, N. H., Feb. 22. The agita tion against holding the proposed run ning races at Salem and the accompa nying pool-selling, which has been fos tered by the New Hampshire Sunday School association, was crystallized to day, when Governor John McLane and his council asked the supreme court of the state to render an opinion as to the right of the owners of the track to per mit or countenance pool-selling, book making and betting on races. It is estimated that $500,000 has been expended in building the track and beautifying the race grounds. Andrew Miller, of New York, is president of the club, and O. H. P. Belmont and Harrv Payne Whitney, also of New York, are members of the board of stewards. SPEAKS TO NEWSBOTS. Governor of Massachusetts Urges Thein to Follow Golden Rule. Boston, Feb. 22. Governor Curtis Guild, Jr., went to the headquarters of the Boston Newslboys union to-day and talked to the boys about George Wash ington.. Several hundred lads were crowded into the hall, where the exer cises were held, and the governor was repeatedly applauded during his brief remarks. After sketching the career of Washington, the governor proceeded to draw lessons from Washington's life. He urged the boys to follow the gold en rule. KNOX PRESENTS HIS RAILROAD RATE BILL ACCORDED UNUSUAL PRIVILEGE OF READING BT THE SENATE. Exceptional Intercut Shown Mr. Knox Snys He Does Not Expect Interstate Commerce Commission to Do More Than Consider the Measure as Afford ing Light on the Question of Court Review Details of the Bill. Washington, Feb. 22. Mr. Knox's much discussed and long expected rate bill was introduced in the senate to day, and because of the exceptional interest in the subject was accorded the unusual privilege of a 'reading at length for the Information of senators on the day of introduotlon. Close at tention was given to the reading of the bill. In a brief statement Mr. Knox said that he did not hope to have the committee on interstate commerce do more than consider the bill as afford ing light on the question of court re view of the finding of the inter slate commerce commission. The bill provles that all acts of con gress, and the provisions of this Colli relating to Interstate commerce, "shall extend to all common carriers engaged in commerce to which the regulative power of congress extends under the constitution of the United States by the transportation o? persons or prop erty wholly by railroad, or by the transportation of persons or property partly by railroad and partly by wa ter, when both are used for a contlnu ous carriage or shipment. Said pro visions shall also extend to all the fa cilities and Instrumentalities connect ed therewith to which the regulative power of congress extends, whether owned or provided by the carrier or not." It provides that all charges of what ever nature shall be just and reason able. When a rate Is unreasonable the commission shall order It reduced, and when reduced "such reduced rate shall be the maximum to be observed by the carrier, and when the commission shall order a practice to be changed, its or der shall be observed by the carrier." The review provision is as follows: "Section 5 That the orders of the commission, except orders for the pay ment of money, shall take effect within such reasonable time as shall be pre scribed by the commission, and shall continue for period of time, not exceed ing two years, as shall be prescribed in the order of the commission, unless sooner set aside by the commission or suspended or set aside by order of a court In a suit to test the lawfulness of said order; but any carrier, person or corporation party to the proceedings affected by the decision of the commis sion as to the rate or practice covered by the complaint or by its order pre scribing a different rate or practice, and alleging either or both to be a violation of its or her rights, may institute pro ceedings against the complainant and the Interstate commerce commission in the circuit court of. the United States for the district In which any portion of the carrier or carriers that were parties to the complaint may be located, sitting as a court of equity to have such ques tions determined, but in no other way shall the lawfulness of such order be questioned, am. in all' such proceedings the court shall have power to make orders to secure the appearance of par ties from any part of the United States, and the existing laws relative to evi dence and to proceedings under the acts to regulate commerce shall be ap plicable; provided, however, that no or der of the commission reducing a rate shall be set aside or suspended by any interlocutory decree of the court with out requiring a deposit of the excess charge or sufficient bond to secure to the parties entitled thereto the repay ment, if the commission's order Is sus tained, of all moneys received by the carrier in excess of the rate fixed by the commission, and the court shall de termine in such interlocutory decree what practices shall be pursued by the parties pending the litigation in order (Continued on Second Page.) ' GERMANY DESIRES TO BREAK UP CONFERENCE OFFICIAL OPINION IN GREAT BRITAIN REGARDING MO ROCCAN MEETING. Contended That Not Satisfied With Re fusing What is Considered a Most Liberal Offer on the Part of France in Respect to Policing Morocco the Kaiser Makes the impossible Sugges tions In Regard to Proposed State Bank Chagrin In Official Circles. London, Feb. 22. Official opinion in Great Britain regarding the Moroccan conference can be summed up by the statement "that It Is now certain Ger many desires the Algeclras conference to break up without settling the vexed Moroccan question." It is contended here that not satisfied with refusing what Great Britain calls the most "lib eral offer" on the part of France in re spect to policing Morocco, Germany has placed another obstacle in the way of a settlement by making Impossible sug gestions in regard to the proposed state bank. The belief In Great Britain Is that all the efforts of German and British sub jects to create a better feeling between their respective countries are being un don by the German attitude at Algecl ras. ' In English official circles there Is no attempt to hide the discomfort at the course of events at the conference. Ger many, these officials say, in proposing the conference promised to recognize France's preponderent Interests In Mo rocco and not to place obstacles in the way of a settlement. They add that she Is adopting exactly the opposite course and loses no opportunity to com promise the differences between the two most interested countries. The suggestion coming from Berlin that King Edward and Emperor Wil liam will meet shortly Is officially de nied, at least, the foreign office officials say that they have not cognizance of the rumored meeting. Similar stories were circulated last year from Berlin and It Is believed here that they were designed to create an impression that King Edward was seeking an interview with the German emperor. Algeclras, Spain, Feb. 22. At the aft ernoon sitting to-day the conference settled a few minor points of the bank question including the adoption of a gold basis. The Itallnn delegates are discussing the possibility of the appointment of a number of the conferees as arbitrators for the settlement of the controversial points In the French and , German projects should an agreement relative to the majority of the details be attain ed. Ambassador White persists In his op timistic view of the ultimate results of the conference. i t AGAIN OPERATED UPON. Illness of Former President of the Equitable. , New York, Feb. 22. James W. Alex ander, former president of the Equita ble Life Assurance society was operat ed on to-day In his home at 4 East Sixty-fourth street, for the relief of the organic trou'ble from which he has been under treatment for the last six months. According to his son, H. M. Alexander, this operation was not so much a new one as It was the comple tion of the operation performed ten days ago, when his father was brought here from a sanitarium in Deerfleld, Mass-, for surgical treatment. Mr. Alexander's condition was such that the surgeons attending him," Drs. E. L. Keyes and C. H. Chetwood, deem ed it best to perform the operation in two parts rather than all at once, and to-day's operation was the comple tion of the surgical treatment requir ed. Young Mr. Alexander said to night: "This second operation was contem plated from the beginning, and was necessary to complete the surgical treatment. It was hoped that by separ ating the operation In two parts my father would be better able to stand the shock. His doctors say that his condition after the operation to-day was as satisfactory as could be expect ed." TALE INSTRUCTOR WINS. , William Kehoe Defeated - In Two Straight Falls. Waterbury, Feb. 22. Before a crowd which packed every bit of space In the Simonsvllle A. C. rooms Edward O'Con nell, wrestling instructor at Yale uni versity, defeated William Kehoe to night in two straight falls. The match lasted exactly thirty-seven minutes. O'Connell gained the first fall in thirty five minutes and the second In the sur prisingly short time of two minutes. Kehoe took O'Connell's punishment with great gameness during the first thirty-five minutes, but in the second fall he yielded to O'Connell's first hold. Both falls were gained by the use of a half-Nelson. ATTEL GETS DECISION. Walsh Goes Limit of Fifteen Round Contest. Chelsea, Mass., Feb. 22. Although lacking an effective punch, Abe Attell, of San Francisco, successrully defend ed his title to the American feather weight championship by gaining a de cision over Jimmy Walsh, of Newton, Mass., in a fifteen-round contest before the Lincoln Athletic club , to-night. Both boys were strong at tlie finish, but Walsh was badly cut up about the face, while Attell was without a scratch. FIRE IN STATE STREET. Blase Causes $300 Damage In Cap Shop Over Brooks & Company. About $300 damage was caused by fire shortly before 7 o'clock last evening in the hat and cap manufacturing estab lishment of ZUbershes & Abenstein on the fourth floor of the building occupied by Brooks & Co. at State and Chapel streets. The fire was discovered by Car Starter Donahue, who sent in a still alarm to chemical No. 1 at 6:35. Upon the arrival of the department a bell alarm was turned in from box 26, call ing four companies to the scene. The fire was extinguished with chemicals. Considerable of the woodwork of the building was destroyed, and quite a lit tle stock. Coming at a rush hour, the hold-up of the trolley cars caused a little in convenience, but this was soon obvi ated. PRICE OF SHOES, Ilanan Urges It be Not Put Up to the v Customer. New York, Feb. 22. The first day's session of the annual convention of the National Association of Boot and Shoe Manufacturers here to-day was mark ed by the election of officers, the annual address of the president, and the adop tion of reports from special committees. President John H. Hanan, in his ad dress urged that economy in the trade be practiced in order that the increased price of leather and labor might not raise the price of sinoes to the customer. The adoption of the uniform carton was one of his suggestions in this con nection. The standard carton is to be put into stores gradually so as not to embarrass the retailers whose fijtures now vary in size. MOVEMENT FOR BETTER PAY ENTH USIA SM O VER IT AT LETTER CARRIERS' CONVENTION. President of National Body Speaks lit State Convention In New Britain Compensation Not Increased . In Thirty-eight Years Positions Going Begging Because of Meagre Pay Election of Officers. ' , ; ' New Britain, Feb. 22. A great deal of , enthusiasm in the project for in creased pay for letter carriers was worked up at the annual state conven tion of the Letter Carriers' association In this city to-day, , the movement be ing headed by J. D. Holland of Boston, president of the national association, who in an address after the evening banquet declared that the compensation for the carriers has not been increased for thirty-eight years, while the cost of living has increased to such an ex? tent that actually the men were work ing at decreased wages. He said that this condition of. affairs made It dif ficult for the government to keep up the high standard of its force, while in the west and in some places irf the east positions went begging because of the meagre pay. There were aibout fifty delegates pres ent when the convention opened, and President John McElroy of Bridgeport made his coming address, and Mayor Samuel' Bassett extended the freedom of the city. The business was trans acted In executive session. Secretary John B!. Gossman of Hartford in his report said there were 367 members In the state with twelve branches. South Manchester and Greenwich were the only offices not yet .organized, and the former will have a branch very soon. The financial condition of the associ ation is satisfactory, President McElroy In his adress rec ommended that the president of the na tional association be paid a salary In stead of depending upon the donations from the national organization. He also recommended that no money be pand out by the national association for any purpose other than that pro. vided for in a resolution which is first admitted to the convention, referred to the executive board, and then referred back to the convention for endorse' ment. Both recommendations were adopted. The following officers were chosen: President, George W. Murphy of Stam ford; vice president, Thomas F. Mc- Cann of Waterbury; secretary, John B. Gossman; treasurer, William H. Sey mour of Merlden. The place of the next convention will be named by the officers. To-night a ibanquet was held in Vega hall. Postmaster Ira E Hicks of this, city was toastmaster. Letters from all the senators and congressmen from Connecticut were read. Each had been invited to attend th,e convention, Toasts were responded to by Mayor 'Bassett, L. Hoyt Pease of the Stanley works, Postmasters Allen of Middle town, John McGInley of New London, and George Randall of Rockvllle, Thomas H, Kehoe of this city and Mr. Hall of Boston. The souvenir badge of the carriers was made of two keys with a mall bag pendant. It was given by a local firm, CHINESE COURT NERVOUS Possibility of an Anti-Dynastic Rising To-morrow. London, Feb. 23. The correspondent of the Tribune at Pekin says: "The court is nervous over the possibility of trouble February 24. The president of the Chinese foreign board appreciates the possibility of an anti-dynastic riS' ing- The German legation to-night doubled its sentries on account of the posting of anti-foreign placards at Tien Tsin.". MUTUALIZflHON THE CHIEF RECOMMENDATION STNOPSIS OF THE REPORT OF THE ARMSTRONG COM MITTEE , Policyholders Should Elect Directors- Regulations Urged to Prevent Un, wise Investments and Improper Syn.V dicnte Operations Would Limit New Business to f 150,000,000 Prohibition of Campaign Contributions Amend ment to Penal Code Relative to Re bates Payment of 820,0(10 to Dcpew Unwarranted Companies Solvent. . New York, Feb. 22.-The mmmiil appointed at the last session of the New i urn legislature to investigate life in surance made its report to-day. Tho report is extremely voluminous, con taining 319 printed pages. It embraces' a long review of the testimony taken by the committee, and its recommend ations and conclusions as to remedial legislation. In addition there is a chap ter devoted to the state insurance de partment in which the committee de clares that It would seem that the su perintendent of the department has had ample power to ascertain the transac tions of insurance companies, but that the supervision by the department has not proved a sufficient protection against extravagance and maladminis tration. Instances are gb'en of reports made on the affairs of the Mutual Life' Insurance company, the New York Life Insurance company and the Equitable Life Assurance society, in which noth- ' ing was brought out to show the condi tions developed in the testimony given " before the committee. - No substantial amplification'1 of the' powers of the department seems neces sary, according to the committee, which holds that most of the evils which have been disclosed by the investigation would have been Impossible and there been a vigorous performance of the du ties already laid upon the insurance de partment. , Tbe remedial legislation recommended' by the committee provides for the safe-' guarding of the rights of policyholders " in mutual companies in the election of directors; recommends that stock cot-- panies be given authority to retire their stock and become mutual companies, but that such mutualization shall not be compulsory; various regulations are urged to prevent ' unwise investments and improper syndicate operations; the sale of prohibited securities within flvav. years is advocated; a recommendation S for the limiting of new business to $150, 000,000 a year is made; the committee' favors the prohibition of contributions by insurance companies for political purposes;' lobbying Is condemned and the wisdom of economical management is urged,, but the committee does not deem it advisable that the legislature should attempt to prescribe the expen ditures of insurance companies. Further recommendations are made on the valuation of policies, surrender values, surplus, forms of policies, and publicity of all facts pertaining to a company's business. An amendment to the penal code is recommended to pro vide that the person receiving a rebate should be equally guilty with the one who gives It. In its detailed report of the investi gation of the companies thecommltte says the accounts of the Mutual Life Insurance company should be thorough ly examined in order that the extent to which moneys have been I misapplied and the responsibility for any misap- , plication which may be shown may be determined. Concerning the New York Life Insur- (Continued on Third Page.) WILL A Or ACCEPT BALFOUR. Dnke of Devonshire Provokes Debati 1 on Fiscal Question. London, Feb. 22. In the house of lords to-day the Duke of Devonshire provoked a debate on the fiscal ques tion,' in opening which he announced that he and his friends would opose to the bepst of their ability the proposals made by the unionist leader. The duke added that he remained a unionist, but would not accept a leadership which Involved him with the opinions express ed by former ' Premier Balfour and Jo seph Chamberlain. Former Foreign Secretary Lansdowna defended the policy of Mr. Balfour, while Lord Goschen, the former, chan cellor of the exchequer, associated him self with the Duke of Devonshire in re pudiating it. DENIED BTMATOR RICE. Refuted Testimony of Miss Gaillard at Patrick Hearing. Houston, Tex., Feb. 22. Mayor H. Baldwin Rice said .last night that, so far as the testimony of Miss Gaillard in the Patrick case in New York yester day referred to him, it was untrue in every detail. He stated that he was not acquainted with Charles F. Jones, and never, to his knowledge, had seen him. Shipping News. New York, Feb. 22 Arrived: olav, Copenhagen; Algeria, Hellig Naples. &anea: ia aretagne, Havre. Slasconset. Mass.. Feb. 22- -Steamer Cedric, Liverpool and Queenstown for New York in communication by wire less telegraph, 100 miles east of Nan tucket lightship. Gibraltar, Feb. 22 Passed: Steamer Perugia, New York for Marseilles, Na ples, etc. . Gibraltar, Feb. 22 Arrived: Steamer Arabic, New York via Funchal for Na ples, etc. Havre, Feb. 28 Arrived: Steamer La Savoie, New Yofk. Queenstown, Feb. 22 Sailed: Steam ers Merion, Philadelphia; Teutonic, New. York.