Newspaper Page Text
NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY MARCH 551, 1906.
THE CAERINGTON PUBLISHING CO. VOL. LXX NO. 69. PBICE TWO CENTS. !1 11 ft W,' , HULL RENEWS BIS DE11S0N OPERATORS SUBMITS AS CONCRETE PROPO SITION THOSE OF FORMER CONFERENCE, By Strictly Partisan Vote They Are Rejected Matter Referred to Joint Scale Committee President Baer Agrees to Meet Miners' Committee to Again Discuss the Situation In the Anthracite Fields Addresses Letter to Mitchell. Indianapolis, Ind., March 20. The teecond joint conference of the coal op erators and miners of the central com petitive district, comprising the, states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and western Pennsylvania, which is the result of President Roosevelt to effect a perma nent peace in the coal industry throughout the United States, adjourn ed this afternoon after referring to de mands of the miners to the joint scale committee, which will begin its delib erations to-morrow. On motion of President Mitchell, the rules of the previous Joint conference, requiring that the vote of the operators on "all main and principal questions" be cast as a unit, were adopted- This action empowers F. L. Rob bins, retir ing chairman of the operators, and Thomas Lewis, vice president of the United Mine Workers, to prevent any action on the wage scale which they do not favor. The operators named a joint scale committee representing the various states interested and then President Mitchell delivered a brief ad? dress in which he outlined his views as to the purpose of the extraordinary ' Hnint conference, at the close of which lie moved the adoption of the scale of v ages demanded by the miners in the joint conference which adjourned Feb ruary 2. The motion was lost on a strictly partisan vote, the operators voting unanimously in the negative, while the miners voted as a unit in fa vor of its adoption. On reauest of the operators the scale as read. It embodied a demand for a general advance of 12 1-2 per cent, in wages; for a run of mine basis; for a flat differential of seven cents a in between pick and machine mining; the exclusion of boys under sixteen years pf age from the mines, and for an eight hour day- John H. Winder of Ohio, the newly elected chairman of the operators, moved the adoption of a resolution which provided that the present wage scale with all attending conditions be adopted for a period of one year begin ning April 1. This was defeated. STILL ANOTHER CONFERENCE. i.ir,n.. Cnnl ODerators Agree to Meet Miners' Committee. New York, March 20. There will be conference between the two commit tees of seven members each represent- in.? the anthracite coal operators ana the miners of the hard-coal district. As the result of a meeting in this city to Aav of the committee of operators, George F. Baer, chairman, forwarded a lottnr to President Mitoneu, oi me unit ed Mine Workers, notifying him that 1ia onerators' committee is willing to meet the miners' committee at any date Mr. Mitchell may select. President Baer's letter is in reply to a communication from President Mitch ell in which the miners' -president ex crossed disappointment because the op- eratorse' committee had rejected the demands of the miners without calling i,ir ..mmlttee into conterence. mr. Mitchell asked for another conference, In reply Mr. Baer says mat me opera, in fully expected to have another con, ference with the miners, and asserts that President Mitchell has not replied tn a counter proposition, maae to mm Tw the operators' committee, to the ef fect that the miners allow the present conditions to prevail. MOODV HAS HIS SAT. Attorney General Refers With Sarcasm to Packers' Plea. Chicago, March 20. Attorney-General awnodv spoke nearly all day in tne near, Jng of the immunity pleas advanced by th Dackers, concluding his argument ' inst in time to allow him to take a train f " i He declared with considerable - sar- ' raam that the pleas of the packers I ' were not well founded, and that they i '.A nld not be entitled to immunity be cause they had given their evidence of their own free will and had not been placed on oath nor suDjeciea 10 com pulsion of any kind. Attorney Miller, for the , defendants, made a brief reply to the attornel-gen-eral before court adjourned. He will continue his argument to-morrow. ANTI-SULL1VAMTES WIN. Result of the Democratic Ward Cau cuses In Hartford. Hartford, Conn., March 20. The dem ocratic ward caucuses held to-night for the purpose of electing delegates to the democratic city convention to oe ncia Friday night, developed a hot fight be tween the faction favoring Ignatius A. Sullivan for mayor and the antl-Sulli- van faction, in which the anti-Sullivan faction won out by getting six wards and a half of another. Sherman Would Not Refuse. Washington, March 20. Representa tive Sherman of New York said to-day that although he is not seeking ttie chairmanship of the republican con gressional committee, he will not de cline it in case the joint caucus of re publican senators and members of the bouse designates him for the place. AGAINST O'BRIES. Former Falrfleld County" Sheriff Cannot Practice Law. Bridgeport, March 20. Judge Rora back, in a decision handed down to-day in the superior court, dismissed the ap plication of Matthew E. O'Brien for ad mission to the Fairfield County Bar association, which matter was the sub ject of a hearing in the superior court recently. The petition is dismissed on the grounds that O'Brien had a fair and impartial hearing before the bar com mittee, thus sustaining the contentions of the committee in full- , O'Brien, in his suit to compel the Fairfield County Bar association to admit him as a member, claimed that he did not have a proper hearing before the committee. The only thing for O'Brien now to do, if he desires to carry the fight any fur ther, will be to appeal to the supreme court of the state. TRIP hOR THE ROOSEYELTS. Going to Florida and Then lot Cruise ' to West Indies. Washington. March 20. Accompanied by tier sons Archie and Quentin and her daughter, Miss Ethel, and possibly by her son Kermit, who is at school at Groton, Mass.4 will leave Washington the latter part of next week tor n lonaa. At some convenient port there possibly Fernandina, they will go aboard the converted yacht Mayflower and make a cruise to the West Indies. They will visit Cuba and Porto Rico, stopping at both Havana and San Juan. 1 It is ex pected the party will be absent ten days or two weeks. The Mayflower left Washington yesterday for Fernandina, SEW SCHEDULE IS ADOPTED MEETING OF THE CONNECTICUT STATE BASEBALL LEAGUE. C. J. Danaher Presides In Absence or Whltlock and Tracy No Change In Holiday Dates Managers Agree That the Salary for Each Team of the League Shall Not Exceed $1,800. Bridgeport, March 20. An important meeting of the Connecticut State Base ball league was held at the Windsor hotel this afternoon, at which an en tirely new schedule was adopted. In the absence of both President Sturges Whitlock, of New Haven, and Vice- President William J. Tracy, of Hart ford, C. J. Danaher, owner of the New Haven franchise, but resident in Mer- Iden, was elected chairman. Those present were: Daniel O'Neil, Spring' field; J. J. Madison, Holyoke; Bert Daly, Hartford; C. J. Danaher, of the New Haven club; H. R. Durant, Wa terbury; C. H. Humphreys, New Lon don, and James O'Rourke, of Bridge port, who also represented Norwich. It was decided that the championship emblem should cost hereafter $25 in stead of $15, Mr. Madison, of Holyoke, agreeing to stand the difference. The next matter taken up was the consid- eration of a new schedule submitted by Sydney Challenger, of Bridgeport. The only changes made in it were a few games between Bridgeport and Hol yoke. It was also agreed by the man agers, including O'Rourke, to place the salary limit of each team at $1,800 per month. - The holiday dates are the same as announced heretofore. The opening game of the season will be between Waterbury and Bridgeport, at the for mer's grounds, April 26. The closing games will be on September 8. Each team has ten Saturday games at home, including six double-headers. Each team also has eighteen games with every other club, with three double headers at home and three abroad, ir respective of postponed games. There are 117 playing days for each team and 126 games in all, including holidays, The schedule is considered an improve ment over the former one, in that there are no single trips down east. AUTO RACING BOARD. That of the American Association An nounced for 1906. New York, March 20. The following will constitute the racing board of the the year 1906: Jefferson de Mont Thompson, chairman; William K. Van derbltt, Jr., A, C; E- Russell Thomas, A. Q, A.; Samuel Walter Taylor, A. C A.; A. G. Batchelder, New York Motor club; S.M. Butler, A. C. A.; H. L. Bow den, B. S. A A.; Boston; R. Lincoln Lippitt, R. I. A- C, Providence; Frank G. Webb, L. I. A. C-; Ira G. Cobe, Chi cago Automobile club; George L. Weiss, C. A. C, Cleveland; E, R. "Green, Dallas Auto club, Dallas, Tex as; Dr. W. H. Bergtold, C. A. C, Den ver; L. P Lowe, A C C, San Francisco. Technical advisers to the Iboard: Pe ter Cooper Hewitt, of New York; E. R. Thomas, of Buffalo; A. L. Riker, of Bridgeport, Conn-; Henry Ford, of De troit. $140,000,000 IOR PENSIONS Takes Senate Less Than Twenty Min utes to Vote Sum Amay. Washington, March 20. In less than twenty minutes' time the senate to-day voted away $140,000,000 of the public funds. The sum is carried by the pen sion appropriation bill, which, being a brief document, was made the subject of very little discussion. The railroad-rate bill was laid aside for the day and the major portion of the time was devoted to the consider ation of the fortifications appropriation bill. 10R0S SYMPATHIZE WITH AMERICAN ACTION GLAD TO GET RID OF CUT THROATS SAYS GOV ERNOR IDE. No Killing of Anyone Except Such ns Was Indispensable to End Intolerable Situation Attack Not Ordered Until Every Effort at Adjustment Had Been Made Some Women and Chil dren Injured by Preliminary Bom bardmentMajor Scott Explains How Trouble Started. Washington, March 20. Secretary Taft has received the following cable gram from Governor General Ide at Manila, dated to-day, relative to the Mount Dajo fight: "Newspaper report from Manila an nouncing wanton slaughter of women and children at Mount Dajo extremely sensational and in all essential details jy daring job. The facts already devel false. The situation occupied by Moro oFed ra(se tne susplclon that the rob, outlaws on the crater of the volcano 2,100 feet high was exceedingly difficult and required great display of heroism on the part of the army, navy and Fil ipino and Moro constabulary, who ren- rtfir-fifl mnst valued service. Some worn- s r." t s rst ance. Moros were outlaws and fanatics and refused to surrender to the last, at tempting repeatedly to murder our forces who were rescuing wounded Moros. Moro sultan and leading dat- tos rendered great assistance and the surrounding population is in great sym pathy with the course taken to remove the gang of cutthroats who were prey ing upon the community, retreating as occasion required to what they sup posed to ibe impenetrable fastnesses There was no killing of anyone except such as was indispensable to end intol erable situation. Attack not ordered until every resource looking to possi ble adjustment exhausted. Troops and officers deserving of highest-praise. Secretary Taft has also made an ex haustive report from Major Hugh L, Scott, who was governor of the Moro provinces just preceding the engage ment respecting the habits of warfare of these people The text of Major Scott s report is as follows: The recent trouble in Jolo had its beginning over a year ago when a Sulu, Moro by the name of Pala ran amuon in the streets of Lahud, dato, BrltiBn Nnrth Romeo, and ran away after killing and wounding twenty-six people. He returned to his cotta about fifteen mileB from Jolo. It was not to be tolerated that ttie citizens of a friendly oower should thus be murdered by sav ages under American jurisdiction and an attempt was made to arrest Pala by surprise. His cotta was taken ana de stroyed and he escaped in the jungle. He had many sympathizers, relatives and friends in various parts of the is land; among others the people settled about Mount Dajo, who fired on the American troops and depredated upon friendly Moros in the neighborhood. General Wood came down with troops from Mindanao, the 17th infantry, was about to leave for the United States and had become depleted in numbers, to surround Pala's jungle and arrest him. He was fired upon on the way to Pala's jungle in the Tambang pass by the Dalo people. One soldier and sev eral Moros were killed. Many of the rflio neonle then ran tip on Mount Dalo and began fortifying tiiemselves The troops went on, fought Pala, who would not surrender, and k Med him. Thev then went on to Tando Looc, Where another band of sympathizers who had been depredating on friendly Moros were fortified in a crater on the mountain about twenty-five miles from Jolo. By means of an old Moro, who was captured on the way, the chief of this b.'tfid had been induced, after many efforts and long waiting, to surrender without a fight to the commander of the force ancr gave up his guns, uen- eral Wood with the troops spent the greater part of the day, far from water, urder a tropical sun, waiting with the utmost patience on tne auaiory xacucs of the savages in order to accompusn pitting to which the steamer was sub the subjugation of the savages with the i--j contributed largely to the pa- umtost patience in the dilatory tactics of the savages in order ao accompusn the subjugation of this band without bloodshed- ' Urjon the return of General Wood to Jolo it was considered that tne ring- leaders were dead and the Moros had, been punished enough and the expedi- tion disbanded. It was soon discovered that Dajo fugitives from the Tambang fight were on top of Mount Dajo. iney (Continued on Eighth Page.) WALLACE FOR LEVEL. Views of Former Chief Engineer of ranuma Canal. Washington, March 20. John F. Wal lace, formerly chief engineer of the Isthmian Carnal commission, appeared to-day before the Senate committee on inter-oceanic canals as an advocate of the sea-level type of waterway. He was asked to give his views and pre faced them with a general statement. in advocatine an approximately straight sea level canal, of ample width and depth as the best type, Mr, Wal lace urged that any other plan which places restrictions upon the probable permanency of the canal itself as well as upon the speed and the size and mony, but some of Host's comrades de nnmlifir of vessels nasslng throueh it. livered addresses before the cremation. mt r-enrfor the, canal far lf-ss valua- hi: that, the onl-v deterrent factors in -this connection are relative time and cost, and that in approaching the dis cussion the question of how much mon ey the American people supposedly are willing to invest in the canal, and how much time they are willing to wait for its proper accomplishment should be considered. REGULATION OF DANCE HALLS Massachusetts House Passes Bill by Overwhelming Majority. . Boston, March 20 By a rising vote of 154 to 1 the Massachusetts House to day substituted for an adverse report of a committee a bill to regulate the use of dance halls throughout the state. The measure is designed to keep boys and girls from objectionable dan cing places, and Is a result of recent public agitation In thte direction in Boston. The bill provides that no per son under seventeen years of age shall be admitted to public dance halls where an admission is charged, unless ac companied by a parent or guardian. Certain dances given under proper aus pices are exempted. MOSCOW BANK ROBBEHY. Masked Men Take $432,500 of the ;In- t it lit ion's Money. Moscow, March 20. The Credit Mu tual, one of the largest banks in Mos cow, was mysteriously robbed by mask ed men at dusk to-night, the robbers securing $432,500. It was an extreme- bery was committed by or under the di rection of some one at present or pre viously employed in the institution, moroccan delegates tired WEAR! AWAITING ARRIVAL OF THE ETERNAL TO-MORROW. Algeciras Now Reports That a Basis foe the Adjustment of the Rival Claims of Germany and France Has Not Been Found Head of American Delegation Active in Effort to Bring Abont Speedy Agreement. Algeciras, March 20. A basis for the adjustment of the rival claim or France and Germany before the confer ence on Moroccan reforms has not iyet been found. The Associated Press learns from one of the most interested of the elegates that the Austrians are preparing a further police project which it Is ho,pfd will contain a sug gestion less objectionable to France mhan the Oasa Biancaproposition, while at the same time safe-guarding the in ternational principle. The proposed guarantee consists of an inspecting general with full powers, nominated by the powers, to which he shall be re sponsible. Should this scheme not ef feet a reconciliation of cterman and French issues, then Russia Will Intro duce an amended plan, which will be discussed simultaneously with the Aus trian plan until ft final understanding Is reached. Meanwhile Henry White, the chief of the American delegation, is taking the lead of the other neutral delegates in active endeavors to effect a speedier settlement than the on suggested. (Most of the delegates are absolutely wearied whilst awaiting the arrival of the eternal to-morrow, when an ar rangement is promised, but .which is daily put off again as the result of ap parently unending pour parlers at the various European chancelleries. It stated this evening that this week will see the end of the conference, but the impression is growing that a settlement is much nearer than is admitted by tha de-legates, who generally display ex treme reticence. The French is the only quarter where pessimism is shown the general opinion decidedly rejecting the idea of a rupture. STORY OF AFFECTION. Interesting Tale Brought from the Sea by the Columbia. New York. March 20- The story of Lw- affection for its little mistress, rom who,m jt WOuld not be separated even vv fleath. was brought here by the g(eamer Columbia, which arrived here t,.aa,y from Gasgow. The Columbia ha(J a har(1 experience with She wintry galeg wnlcn SWept the Atlantic during her entlre voyage, and the tossing and thfiti traeedv. Amonir tiie personages hfi Htfta,mer was Andrew MacDon al(J who WWJ bringing his four-year-old rtmichter Marv to America for the ben flt thfi vovaKe might be to her The little elrl's two collie dogs, pajgy an(j jjen accompanied them and untll slie was taken m Mary spent all waking hours with her pets. When tne Etorm Decame m0re severe the child .keoame violently seasick and last Wed nesday night she died- The dogs miss ed their little mistress and whined con stantly until they were taken to the cabin where preparations were being made to bury the child's body at sea. When ttie body was taken on deck the dogs were permitted to follow and dur ing the reading of the funeral services the collies tugged at the leaches which held them. As the child's body was lifted to the rail and slid overboard Daisy broke from the man wfio held her and leaped into the sea just as the body of the little mistress disappeared beneath the waves. The dng was drowned. Most Cremoted. Cincinnati, March 20. The body of Johann Most was cremated in this city to-day. There was no religious cere- Mrs. Most will take her husband's ashes to New York at once and a mem orial meeting win m nem mere m a - few days, Cheap Gas Bill Signed. New York, March 20. Mayor McClel lan to-day signed the bill, recently passed by the legislature, providing for 0-cent gas In New York city. XTENS1VE MUTINY BF SAILORS AT SEBASTOPQL RUMOR REACHES ST. PETERS BURG BUT ITS TRUTH IS DOUBTED, Officers Reported Massacred Fortress Said to Have Fired on the City No Confirmation of M. Wltte's Intention to Retire from the Premiership Is Ob tainable Condition of His Health Said Not to be Desperate. St. Petersburg, March 20. Most sen sational reprots are current to-night that the execution of Former Lieuten ant Schmidt, which has made a deep irr.pression throughout Russia, has been followed by an extensive mutiny of sailors at Sebastopol, the massacre of their officers and the fortress firing up on the city. The truth of the story is doubted, this being the "psychological moment" for the appearance of such wild reports.' No press dispatches con firming the story have been received, but if the report should prove to be true the absence of these might be account ed for by the imposition of a censor ship. The alleged news came in the form of two cipher telegrams to a prominent member of the social revolutionary party, such as the revolutionaries have sometimes been . able to transmit through accomplices in the telegraph offices when the 'public, and even the government, has been unable to com municate. As translated and displayed at the offices of radical newspapers here the telegrams say brieffy that the sail ors, Infuriated by the refusal of Emper- Nlcholas to pardon Lieutenant Schmidt, and their fellow sailors, rose in their barracks and seized and imv prisoned the majority of their officers. The dispatches add that the city or se bastopol Is almost entirely in flames. It is also stated that a student at the technological institute has received a similar ,,telegram. , The admiralty affects ignorance as xo the occurrence of any such affair. The papers, ; In view of the menace of the new press law, which provides mat they may be closed up for spreading! false . reports affecting the army or navy are afraid to take chances by pub lishing tibe story to-morrow. St. Petersburg, March 20. No confir mation of the reported Intention of Count Witte to Immediately retire from office is obtainable at the premier chancellery, but on the contrary the possibility of his relinquishing his task pending the meeting of the national assembly is not admitted. In fact there is a disposition to treat Count Witte'a reference to M. Kokovsoff, which cre ated suc a stoir in the council of the empire yesterday, as an ironical thrust at the overweaning ambition of the for mer minister of finance. It is also de nied that the condition of Count Wltte's health is desperate. He is more or less constantly a sufferer, but no alarming symptoms have developed. CAN EXAMINE BOOKS. Fennelly Wins His Snlt Against Amal gamated Copper Company. Albany, March 20. The court of ap peals to-day decided in favor of Joseph Fennelly, who sued the Amajgamatea Copper company and the National City bank of New York in order to secure the right to inspect the copper compa ny's stock books and papers containing the names of its stockholders, together with the holdings, and to make a tran script of such information he might de sire to obtain from the same. 'lhe stock books of the company were in the possession of the bank. Fennelly applied for a mandamus to compel the inspection under rights which he claim ed under section 53 of the stock corpor ation law. All courts decided in his favor, and the court Of appeals render ed no opinion. The court in its decision holds that "the power of the court to exercise dis cretion is not presented by the record, the court having exercised its discre tion in favor of the relator." DOUB EE 1 RA GEDY. Year of Wedded Life Ends In Murder and Suicide. New York, March 20. Joseph Byland, a bartender, and his wife, Mary, were to-night found dead in their apart ments in West Fifteenth street. By land had been shot twice through the body and a revolver lay by his side. The body of the woman showed no marks of violence. The couple, who had been married a year, had quarreled frequently and Mrs. Byland to-day de termined to return to the home of her parents. The discovery of the bodies was made by her brother, who cauea to assist in her in moving. The police believe that Byland, flndiKg his wife about to leave him, killed her with a blow on the head and then shot him self. To Start Up Again. Naugatuck, March 20. It is announc ed here to-night that the Goodyear Me tallic Rubber Shoe company's plant, which has been closed for about a month on account of slackness of trade, will start up again on April 16 on full time. At that time also the Goodyear India Rubber Glove company's plant, which has been running but four days a week, will also start on full time. Twenty Cent Assessment. Pittsburg, March 20. Telegrams re ceived here to-day from Indianapolis stated that John Mitchell, president of the United Mine Workers had decided upon an assessment of twenty cents a week for the local miners, to be used in case a strike is called April 1, DECLINE WAGE INCREASE. French Miners' Conference Acts on Owners' Offer. Lens, France, March 20. The miners' congress to-day rejected the company's proffer of an increase of 10 per cent, in wages. The action of the congress, however, will be submitted to the ref erendum of the 51,000 strikers. The congress has issued a manifesto calling on the miners to remain calm and not to listen to revolutionary agi tators, urging that thus they will best serve their own interests and render more likely an improvement in their condition. The strikers are still excited. Tu multuous demonstrations occurred this evening, but there was no intervention of troops. JOHN R. GVBRINS VEAb Well Known Horseman Who Won Many Honors on Turf. London, March 20. John R, Gubblns, the well known horse owner, Is dead. John R, Gubbins was born In 18S9 in Ireland and in 18S6 was high sheriff of Countiy Limerick. He won the Down shire plate on J. D- Whyte's Fairyland in 1870, won the Wller cup at the Down Royal meeting in 188S, and in 1897 he 'won the Two Thousand guineas, tho Derby and the St. ,Leger with Galtee Mora In 1902 Mr.' Gubblns won the Derby with Ard Patrick. Galtee Morewas bought by tthie- Impe rial Russian staid in 1899 for $100,000 and in 1904 was sold to the imperial German stud for $85,000. ..' DECIDE TO STAND TOGETHER HOUSE "INSURGENTS" TO FIGHT SPEAKER CANNON. Will Oppose His Plan to Send State hood Bill to Conference Willing that Such Course Should be Taken With the Senate Measure Will Not Sup port Any Rule Designed to Shut Off Debate. ' Washington, March 20 Thirty "in surgent" republicans met In Represen tative Babcock's committee room to day and agreed to stand together in op position to Speaker Cannon's plan to send the statehood bill to conference. The "insurgents" say they favor send ing the bill, as amended by the senate; to a conference, but will not support any rule designed to shut oft debate and prevent the house from instruct ing its members of the conference as to how to vote. Representatives Bab- cock, Mondel and other leaders in the "insurgent'' faction Insist that the speaker's plan will railroad the bill to the conference in such a way that the house members of the conference must insist on the bill practically as it was framed and passed by the house, HOUSE DISCUSSES SAL A i.lES. Microscope In One Hand and Appropri ation Bill in Other. Washington, March 20. The house to-day did business with a microscope in one hand and the bill making appro priation for the salaries of its officers and employes in the other. The result was that, although five and one-half hours were spent in reading the legisla tive appropriation bill for amendment, loss than twenty-five pages of the measure were completed. The spirit of economy in little things was all absorb ing. Points of order were made and many of them were fatal to the pro posed increases in the salaries of offi cers, Janitors, doorkeepers, messengers and laborers. A point of order which made the salary of a coal weigher in the engine room of the house $720 year instead of $820, as proposed, caus ed a constitutional debate of more than an hour on the point as to whether the house could do as it saw fit in the mat ter of fixing the salaries of its em ployes. The conclusion seemed to be that it could, and that it prescribed its own action by its rules. However, these rules prohibited increasing a sal ary without provision of law. The final round for the day was a de bate as to whether the house could get as good packing boxes as the senate did for its members, and finally a move was made to eliminate packing boxes entire ly from the perquisites of members. which failed. DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LARCENY Jerome's Opinion on Insurance Com. panles' Campaign Gifts. New York, March 20 The giving of political contributions from the funds of a life insurance company by the offi cers of such a company does not con stitute larceny or any other crime, in the opinion of District Attorney Jerome. This opinion was submitted to Justice O' Sullivan in the court of general ses sions to-day. Knows Nothing of It. Indianapolis, March 20. F. R. Bur nett, 'Indianapolis manager of the Re public Oil company, when shown a story, published in the Indianapolis News, to the effect that the Standard Oil company had taken over the busi ness of the company he represents, said to-day: "I know absolutely nothing about it." The publication was based upon information received by telephone from an unknown source. Cheap Colonist Rates Through Sunny South and California Via Washington-Sunset route, without change from Washington, berth $8.50. Offices Southern Railway, 228, and So. Pacific, 170 Washingtoa street, Boston, SCHOONER LADY ANTRIM WRECKED AND ALL LOST FRAGMENTS OF VESSEL STREWN ALONG OUTSIDE OF MAR BLES BAD NECK. Ship So Completely Smashed tTp That It Was Some Hours After the Wreck age Had Been Discovered That Her -Identity Won Learned Ilodies of Two of Her Crew, Which Probably Comprised Five Men, Washed Ashore, Mftrblehead, Mase., March 20. Small fragments of the. Boothbay, Me., schooner Lady Antrim, were found to day strewn alfeg the outside of ManWehead Neck, off whioh she was wrecked in last night's storm. It ia thought all on board were lost as with the broken pieces of the- vessel were the bodies of two of iter crew. The crew is supposed to have numbered five men. '. Tfae vessel was so completely smashed up that it was some hours after the wieckage had been discovered that her identity was learned. The first body was found high up on the fceaoh about noon, while the other was hauled out of the surf about 5 o'clock this after noon. From the distribution of wreckage along the Neck it was though to-night that the Lady Antrim struck either on Tom Moore's rocks or Tinker's Island ate last night, but that she did not go to pieces until early to-day. The tieav- ier portions of the vessel were found -ir.side of Tinker's island, flung high up on the beach on the south side of the ,-' neck, where they would naturally have : been carried by this morning's floor ,- tide. After the two bodies were found a ! portion of the vessel's stern, painted black, on wtMch was the word "Booth- ay ' in white ' letters, was recovered late this afternoon. This was the first 1 known of the hailing port of the ves, ' sel. Just before dark one of the watch ers picked up a sideboard on which were the words "Lady Antrim," which at last estajbllshed the identity of the coaster. , A portion of her main masts. which had been repaired, as well as an empty dory, and. a portion of th eaftcr- house were among the principal objects among the wreckage found on the shore, but as a rule the vessel had been ' broken up so completely by the waves ' and rocks that the pieces were of small dimensions.- The searchers also picked up a quantity of clothing and anions it was a woman's glove. There were pa other portions of a woman's apparel found on the beach. The beax-h was patrolled to-night by several men in the hope that other bodies might be re covered at high water. The Lady Antrim was a two-masted center board schooner at 83 tons net burden. She was built in Bdenton, N. C., 'in 1857, and rebuilt in 1880. , She wns owned and commanded by J. H. Mo- Cllntock of Boottibay Harbor,. Me., and is is thought he was one of the victims of the wreck. - - , . - An effort was made to communicate with Boothbay Harbor regarding the Identity of the crew,' but this was pre vented, owing to the prostration of wires. DREADNOUGHT THK THING. Dewey Favors , New Type of British Battleship, Washington, March 20. Great battle ships like the 18,000-ton English battle ship Dreadnought are the crying need of the American navy, according to Admiral. Dewey, who appeared before the house committee on naval affairs to-day to discuss the future of the American navy. At least two 18,000- -, ton battleships, 'with ten twelve-inch guns each, should be authorlod at once, in Admiral Dewey's opinion. He would have these of American design, and thinks that we should be creative rath er than imitative in developing the navy. . ' Admiral Dewey also believes that ex tensive experiments with submarine boats should be carried on. In case of attack by a foreign navy an American harbor of supply wiould be necessary, and submarines, in his opinion, are ad mirably adapted to prevent a foreign foe from gaining such a supply harbor. The admiral does not favor additional cruisers and armored cruisers, but be lieves scout ships of the Monitor type should be built. i Admiral Dewey thinks battleships should not be kept constantly in com-' mission He would rest to harbors where a small crew could keep them in condition. This would result in a great saving to the machinery. Crews could be trained satisfactorily on smaller and less expensive ships, in- his opinion. Leave to Withdraw. ' Boston, iMaroh 20. Leave to wtt&- draw waa reported by the legislative committee on public health to-day on a petition of Frederick W. Peaoo&y, .providing that all persons who prac tice the art of healing must be regis tered by the board of regifftratton ia medicine The bill was ai-medartlcu-larly at Christian Scientists. The re port was unanimous. Shipping News. New York, March 20. Sailed Steam ers Oltonia, Naples, Trieste and Flume: Rhynland, Antwerp; Weimar, Naples via Halifax. - Slasconset, Mass., March 20. Steamer Grosser Kurfurflt, Bremen and South ampton for New Tcrk, 150 miles east of Nantucket lightship at 2:60 p. m.; will probably dock about 3 p. m. "Wednes day. Dover, March i9. Passed: Steamier Chemnitz, New York for Bremen, Naples, March 17. Sailed: Steamer Cltta di Torino, New York. Lizard, March 20. Passed'!' Steamer Breslau, Bremen for New York. Leghorn, March U. Sailed: Bteasnei. Citta dl Palermo, New lUrlE,