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NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY MAT 2, 1906. PRICE TWO CENTS, TIIE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. FOR FATHER SHERMAN PRESIDENT ORDERS THE PRO POSED MARCH TO ATLANTA STOPPED. Detachment to Proceed Only as Far as Resaca When it Must Return to Fort Oglethorpe Immediately and the . Famous General's Son Continue Without Military Escort March Au thorized by the Commander of the Department of the Gulf. Washington, May 1. The president too-night directed the curtailment of the movement of the Twelfth cvavalry as escort to Rev. Father Thomas Sher man, son of General Sherman, on a wiarch over part of the line of General Sherman's famous march to the sea. Instead the trip may be made from Fort Oglethorpe as far as Resaca, which is within about fifty miles of Fort Oglethorpe when the cavalry de tachment is to return to the latter place. Orders to this effect were given to-night following the receipt of a long dispatch from Brigadier General Duvall, commanding the department of the gulf, by whose authority the de tachment was ordered to accompany Father Sherman and a conference on the subject between President Roose velt and General Bell, chief of staff of the army. In response to to a dispatch sent by the war department to Brigadier Gen eral William P. Duvall, commanding the department of the gulf, relative to been furnished Rev. Father Thomas Sherman, a son of the late General Sherman for a march to the sea over the route G-eneral Sherman took during the civil war, the following telegram was received to-night: "Atlanta, Ga., May 1, 11906. "Military Secretary, War Department, Washington. D. C. "iReplylng to your telegram this date ifletaaehment Twelfth cavalry accom panied by Rev. Father Sherman from Chattanooga to Atlanta, two officers with eight enlisted men were authoriz ed by department commander to go over the line of operations to act as escort for Father Sherman, a son of the late General Sherman, who wished for historical reasons, to go- over the eame territory. The officers were se lected because of being interested in Btudy of former operations of army and were directed to submit sketch of the country passed over and t compare the memoir of their trip to be read before the officers' schol at their post. Every opportunity is taken advantage of to study General Sherman s Atlanta cam paigns and It was deemed a happy cir cumstance that a courtesy to General Sherman's son could tie combined with military instructions. Practice marches with large bodies are to be made from now on over the historic fields of Chick amauga, and Atlanta by troops from Forts Oglethrpe and McPherson, on which officers will study and discuss the operations of General 'Sherman. The detachment in question was authorized by the department commander and the commanding officer of Fort Oglethorpe. telegraphs under date of April 30: " 'Lieutenants Campbell and Hunter end eight enlisted men left here this morning for Atlanta. Father Sherman accompanied party.' "The party is not directed to go over the territory of march to sea, but will return to post from Atlanta. Oorre spondence on subject forwarded by in all. Duvall, Brig. Gen. Commanding." The president had a conference on the subject with General Bell, the chief of staff to-night. General Bell took General Duvall's report to the White house and after the conference the fol lowing dispatch, which restricts the distance with which the escort is to go, was sent to General,, Duvall: 'White House, Washington, May 1, '06. General W. P. Duvall. ' "Commanding Department of the Gulf, Atlanta, Ga.: "In view of the misapprehension seemingly caused by the terms employ. ed In your order, the president deems It best, after the detachment of the Twelfth cavalry ha s gone as far as Resaca and visited the Intervening field of engagement at Dalton, the off! cers and men composing the detach ment shall return to Fort Oglethorpe, which he directs be done. "Ainsworth, Military Secretary,' FATHER SHERMAN'S TRIP. Simply Invited to Accompany Retail on March of Study. ' Chattanooga, Tenn., May 1. 'Colonel Chase, commanding at Fort Oglethorpe, was shown the press dispatch to-day cfotino- that the w.ir department was without official information concerning Father Sherman's marcn xo tne eea Colonel Wade has a letter of instruc tlon providing for the escort from Gen ral Wade, commanding the depart iment of the gulf at Atlanta, and was molren to concerning arrangements of supplying military detail to accompany Father Sherman by tienerai curry, . Klrftant chief of staff to General Bell, mrhor, rv,irnni ,mise was last in Wash ington. Father Sherman accompanies the detail by invitation, some time aso itha mnwli of Instruction, Colonel Chase said, was suggested and proposed sim ply as a military march for stucty. ne eon of General Sherman wae invited to accompany it. King Alfonso In London. London, May 1. King Alfonso of Snnln and Princesses Ena and Henry of Battenberg, arrived in London! this evening, traveling in a motor car from Portsmouth. They were cordially greet ed by. the populace, THANKS TO PORTER HELD VP. Aldrlch Contends for Reference to Com mittee First. Washington, May 1. The proceedings in the senate to-day Included an ex tended discussion of the railroad rate bill by Mr. Daniel, an explanation of the status of the appropriation for the relief of the earthquake sufferers of California, by Mr. Allison, and a con troversy among several senators as to the propriety tof adopting without ref erence to a committee a resolution ten dering the thanks of congress to Gen eral Horace Porter for his services in reooveing the body of John Paul Jones from its long lost resting place in Paris. In the last mentioned proceed ing Mr. Aldrich opposed action by the senate In advance of committee consid eration and succeeded in having the measure referred to the committee on foreign relations. SEVERAL BOMBS DISCOVERED Evidence That Populnce Was. Bent on Destruction. Paris, May 2 4:25 a. m. The night has been quiet throughout. Several bombs were discovered by the police but none was . exploded. The bombs were conveyed to the municipal labo ratory for examination. One was found at the Austerlitz bridge, one at the Metropolitan viaduct in the vicinity of the opera, another at Sain Germain another at Berey, another at Vlncennes and another at Notre Dame de Lorette, A further attempt was also made to derail the Tidal train proceeding to Dieppe. On the western railway a heavy rail was placed on the track near Rouen, but contact with the wheels of the locomotive caused the ob stacle to leave the track. 'DOPING" OF LOU DILLON NATIONAL TROTTING ASSOCIA TION STARTS INQUIRY. Charges That Noted Trotter Was Given Mercury During the Race In Which Major Delmar Defeated Her for the $5,000 Gold Cup of the Memphis Trot ting Association la 1004 A Trainer's Confession. New York, May 1. Preparations to investigate the alleged giving of mer cury to Lou Dillon, the trotter, during the race in . which Major Delmar de feated her for the $5,000 gold cup of the Memphis Trotting association in 1904, were made to-day at the meeting of the board df review of the National Trot ting association. The" accusations were made by the Memphis Trotting associ ation and were based upon the alleged confession of Lou Dillon's trainer. Rep resenting the interests of E. E. Smath ers, owner and driver of Major Delmar at the race, Attorneys J. J. Adams, John S. Wise and Judge Edward P, Coyne were present at to-day's meet ing. John J. Cloonan and General Ben jamin Tracy, as special counsel, ap peared for the Memphis association. Mr. Smathers and Murray Howe, of the Memphis association, were present. When the session opened General Tracy asked for a postponement on the ground that the case was pending in civil courts and witnesses could not be found to testify until they could be heard in the supreme court. Mr. Smathers' attorneys objected to the postponement, and' Mr. Smathers himself said: "No matter what charge of fraud may be, whether the mare was drugged or pulled, I want this case to go on, as I am ready to meet any charges." The board decided that, as the wit nesses were not present, Mr. Howe must set down in writing what he ex- pected to prove, and state specifically what the witnesses would testify to. After considering the board's ruling General Tracy said that much of the evidence in Lou Dillon's case was yet to be gathered, and If he should obey the board he would show to the other side only a partial statement of his case. He then asked for a postpone ment until the December meeting of the board. Chairman Johnson asked General Tracy how long it would take to secure the evidence. He was told that, as the witnesses were in California, it might require weeks, even months. The board refused to accede to a fur. ther postponement, ordering Mr. Howe to be present and prepared to proceed next Thursday morning. General Tra cy said he did not think they would appear again, and Mr. Howe stated that he would act as advised by his attorneys. Vetoed by Governor Guild. Boston, May 1. Characterizing tho bill as the "most dangerous threat to pure civil service ever passed iby a Massachusetts legislative body, and as one that would endorse the spoils sys tem, in a veto message Governor Guild to-day returned to the general court without his approval an act exempting the members of the fire departments of the cities from the rules of the civil service. Bucket Shop Bill Killed. Boston, May 1. A bill seeking to re strict the so-called "bucket shops' which was approved in the upper branch of the legislature, by a substan tial majority, was killed to-day in the house without division. The debate on the measure consumed the entire after noon se?srlon. Outlaw Smith Shot Dead. Portland, Ore., May 1. The Tele gram's correspondent at New Era says that Outlaw Smith was shot dead to-day. REVOLUTION IN PARIS PREVENTED BY TROOPS SCENES OF EXTREME VIOLENCE DEMONSTRATE WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN. Labor Districts Patrolled by Thousands of Soldiers and Only Controlled With Difficulty City Has Taken on Ap pearance of a Siege Disorderly Masses Chnrged by Mounted Guards Over Thousand Arrests Made Dur ing the Day Disturbers Held Strict ly Within Their Own Limits, Paris, May 1. The long-dreaded La bor day failed to bring' the revolution which inflammatory journals predicted, but nevertheless it brought scenes of extreme violence. The labor districts, which thousands of troops controlled with difficulty, and even, central por tions of Paris have taken on the ap pearance of a siege, with regiments 'of infantry and cavalry camped about the Arc de Triumphe, the Bourse, the Bank of France and the great railway sta tions, and sentinals placed before banks and private establishments. The main thoroughfares In the residential por tion of Paris remain, tranquil. In the West End, far removed from riotous scenes, people were disposed to treat the events in the labor quarters as harmless effervescence. It was, how ever, much more than that. Through out the afternoon dragoons, republican guards and cuirassiers charged disor derly masses, sweeping the Place de la Republique and the broad boulevard de Magenta, Toward nightfall cavalry charge! with drawn swords and many ptrisons were wounded on both sides. The man ifestantg overturned omnibuses and threw up hasty barricades. Over 1,000 arrests were made during the day. At no time did the demonstration reach the magnitude of a revolt, but was rather a leaderless tumult in which the serious labor element. Struggling for a principle, was hopeless confused with violent agitators, anarchists, rev olutionists, roughs and a large num'ber Of the curious. The workmen never succeeded in forming a procession or even in assembling more than scat tered bands. Their chief action was a reunion of several thousands in the la bor exchange, at which a resolution was adopted not to return to work un til the eight-hour day shall have been accorded. The worst hours of the day were to wards 5, o'clock in the evening, when the police practically lost control and were compelled to rely on the mounted troops. The latter, forming in lines twenty yards across and fifteen yards apart, swept around the Place de la Republique, driving the disorderly crowds Into the surrounding streets. Most of the mob sought refuge in the Boulevard de Magenta and at the Quai de Valmy, which became centers of dis orders. Here trumpets sounded repeat ed commands to disperse and the cav alry galloped into the crowds, tram-1 pllng and injuring many. A body of ifootguards became surrounded by man Ifestants and was rescued with difficul ty by cavalry with drawn swords. Hire a considerable nurriber were wounded. By 6 o'clock calm had been measurably restored and most of the troops return ed to their barracks. Throughout the disorders the author ities succeeded in executing their orig inal plan of holding the disturbers strictly within the 'limits of the labor district and not permitting them, to press towards the wealthy commercial and residential districts. To-night vehicular traffic is complete ly suspended. Cabs, omnibuses and street cars are not running, the result being to give the usually busy boule vards an unusual aspect, of desertion. The opera and other state theaters are, open, the opera having two squadrons of cuirassiers in the basement, while Felix Weingartner is conducting a Bee thoven and Berlioz festival in the au ditorium. Ten of the leading theaters closed on account of the exceptional conditions. The toanks were closed throughout tihe day. At 10 o'clock) ito-nlght dragoons still occupied the streets surrounding the bourse, and the other great financial es tablishments. The temper of the work men to-night is threatening. They claim that the police acted brutally, and cite many cases of innocent people being beaten and arrested. They de clare that to-day was only the begin ning of the movement. Reports from the provinces show that there were violent demonstrations at Marseilles, Brest, Bordeaux, St. Ettin ne, Lyons and Rouen. At Marseilles processions carrying red flags and cre ating violent disorder came in collision with the troops and a number of per sons were injured. At Bordeaux, pro cessions paraded the streets singing revolutionary songs, and the cavalry charged them, wounding many. At Ly ons a crowd of manifestants attacked the street cars, breaking the glass win dows, whereupon the dragoons charged the rioters, wounding a large number. There were lesser disturbances at many points. Professor I. C. Russell Dead. Ann Arbor, Mich., May 1. Professor Israel C Russell, head of the geology department of the University of .Michi gan, died to-day of pneumonia. Pro fessor Russell was fifty-four years of age, and was widely known ns a scien tist. College Games Testerday. At Burlington, Vt. University of Vir ginia, 9- Holy Cross, S. At Andover Andover, 2; Colby, 5. . FIRE DELAYS FUNERAL. Sen lees About to Begin When Minis ter Notices Blaze. Middletown, May 1. As funeral ser vices were about to begin over the re mains of Herbert Knowles In St. James' church at West Haddam this afternoon and the edifice was well filled, the rec tor, Rev. William C. Knowles, a cousin of the dead man, noticed a fire about half a mile away. He remarked that he thought It was his house, dismissed temporarily the congregation, and with the male members proceeded to the place. A barn on Mr. Knowles' place was on fire and burned to the ground with its contents. After the blaze had died down the men returned to the church and the funeral proceeded. Her bert Knowles was the man who com mitted suicide by takin laudanum last Sunday. TFMPORARV INJUNCTION Issued Against the American Reserve Bond Company. Boseton, May 1. A , temporary in junction against the American Re serve Bond company of Kentucky re straining the company from removing any of its assets from this state was ordered to be issued to-day by Justice Fessenden, In the Suffolk rperior court. The question of a receiver for the company which was also petitioned for, was postponed until next Tuesday. About a month ago the savings bank commissioners removed the company's authority to do business in Massachu setts as a result of an Investigation In to the corporation's affairs. GREAT MARATHON RACE CAPTORED BY CANADIAN HUNDRED AND FIFTT THOUSAND SEE SHERRING WIN, Member of British Team Reaches the - Gates of the Stadium Smiling and Looking Fresh Ends His Long Jour ney In Front of King George and Queen Olga Swede second and American Third Games End With Americans M'ell In the Lead. Athens, May 1. Interest in the Mara thon race overshadowed everything to day. Every one was In a fever of im patience until the result was known. All shops were closed and business was completely suspended. .'The whole pop ulation of Athens and Its suburbs, and of the villages in the vicinity, altogeth er some 150,0000 people, filled and over flowed the stadium and spread along the Marathon road and the surrounding hills, forming a tumultuous, swaying human barrier on each side, the entire length of the course, behind the mili tary cordon lining the road. The competitors spent the night as the guests of Foreign Minister Skouzes at his Marathon residence. Classified by nationality, the runners consisted of twenty-six Greeks, seven Britons, in cluding Canadians and Australians, five Americans. three Germans, two Frenchmen, two Italians, three Swiss, one Belgian, one Dane and two Egyp tians. The favorites were Petri, Italy; Bonheure, French, and Coutoulakl, Greek, the British and Americans also having numerous supporters, the con testants started In three lines, one me tre apart, at exactly 3 o'olock. The weather was splended, the thermomter showing 80 1-2 degrees In the shade. A mounted officer, riding In front with a chronometer, acted as time keeper. Hundreds of vehicles of all kinds fol lowed the fortunes of the contestants outside the cordon holding the comae. Sherring, after several miles, during which ha lagged benina, iook we ieaa from Svamberg, Swede, and Frank. When he found himself well ahead Sherring dropped into a walk, giving himself great rserve tor tne nnai spun. Whenever he saw his opponents ap proaching he resumed running, and in this manner tired them all out except Svamberg and Frank, who always were a good distance behind. Sherring joked and laughed with his Greek attendant, and returned th samies oi me cneer Inar crowds. A cannon shot announced the arrival of the first runner within four kilome tres of the stadium, and the interest now was intense. The scene from an eminence overlooking Athens was won derful. The Marathon road, winding like a white ribbon for fifteen miles until it wag lost round the foot of Mount PentcliciiB, was fringed with troops and crowds of sightseers, the Acropolis shining in the sun and the sea glistening in the background, form Ins a srlorlous spectacle. The crescen do of cheers along the road grew into roars as, at 6:50 p. m., a cavalry offi cer, followed by a single runner, was seen arnroachliig. At the gates of the stadium Sherring, smiling and looking fresh, and not at all distressed, was joinel by Crown Prince ConBtantine, who ran alongside until he ended his long journey in front of King George and Queen Olga. The king handed Sherring a bouquet, while ladies show ered flowers and gifts upon him. There was great cheering and enthusiasm, al though the Greeks evidently were dis appointed. Svamberg followed seven minutes be hind the winner, and Frank came two minutes later, both done up. Tornros, Sweden, was fourth, time 3:01:00; Ale- thoz, Greece, fifth, time 3:09:25, and Blake sixth, time s:o:h. The kintr and aueen both congratu laited Sherring in the kindliest manner. Svamberg' s time was 2:5S:20 and 'Prnnlt's 2:46:00. The cycling race of 80 kilometres, to Marathon and back, while a big event, attracted little attention. It brought a ! splendid finish between two French I men, Vast winning by two yards from "Hnrnnnneau. stanriinsr hleh jump Won by Ray C. Ewry, N. T. A. C; height, 6 feet 2 inches. The Greek style discus throwing was won by the Finlander Jervlneau, with 33 metres; Georgandas, Greek, second, with 32 metres SO centimetres, and Mu- din, Hung.rtian, third, with 31 metres 8 centimetres. To-day's events raise America's score to eleven firsts, against Great Britain's four, Greece's three and Sweden's two. Nothing remains but the prize-giving tor to-morrow. DOWNFALL OF W1TIE STILL UNCONFIRMED ONLY FEW DOUBT THAT HE HAS SURRENDERED THE ' REINS. Premier as Silent as a Sphinx on the Subject Acceptance Mny Not be An nounced Until After the Convocation of the National Parliament Great Statesmen Said to Have Been Be. trayed by One of His Confidantes. St. Petersburg, May 1. Absolute con firmation of the reported retirement of Premier Witte, which has been the sale topic of conversation in political cir cles to-day, Is still lacking, but In St. Petersburg only a few skeptics, who. have heard the cry of wolf with refer ence to the premier's resignation too often, express doubt that the once pow erful premier has surrendered the reins. Count Witte himself is as silent as the sphinx on this subject, and, balked by his grim reticence, an attempt to draw him out was made to-day by a caller t whom he has frequently given his confidence. In the course of a conversation re garding business matters an official ventured to remark to the premier: "The papers this morning are full of rumors of the retirement of your ex cellency." The suggestion evoked no answer ex cept the non-committal "Indeed!" and when a flattering reference to the .veakness caused on the Moscow and the St. Petersburg bourses by the re port of the resignation had shared the same fate the visitor desisted. ' A strong intimation was given to-day that the acceptance of Count Witte's resignation will iftt be announced until after the convocation of the national parliament, and the plausible theory was advanced by people at court that Count Witte's dismissal Is not a move In the direction of reaction, but really is due to the desire on the part of Em peror Nivholas to put himself In. line will, the result of the election, and that his rurr ose is to reorganize the cabinet to meet the new conditions by the in clusion of some constitutional demo cratic ministers. The leadership of the ministry will rest in the hands of a man of the emperor's own choice. Though this suggestion Is a novel one, certain straws tend to show that It is not at . all impossible. Close observers will not be amazed by the retirement of Minister of the Interior Durnovo, as well as of Premier Witte. The liberal loaders, however, are nonplussed by the remarkable change of commanders at this crucial Instant, and the Inclined to interpret it as showing that reaction has obtained, the upper hand. These prophets predict the dissolution of the national parliament and all sorts of retrograde movements. The town Is full of stories furnishing reasons for the emperor's sudden de- termination to accept Premier Witte's resignation, one attributing it to tale bearing by the vice-director of the gen darmerie, M. Rotehkoffffsky, who was favored with Count Witte's confidence and repeated to the emperor unflatter ing remarks made by the premier re garding his sovereign. There Is much speculation as to the probable successor of Premier Witte. Count Ignatlft, who generally Is re garded as one of the leading spirits In the reactionary movement, but who, during the debate preceding the adop tion of the national parliament law on September 19, 1905, showed that he could be liberal when the necessity arose, is mentioned instead of former Finance Minister Kokovslff, who, how. ever, was received to-day by Emperor Nicholas at TBarskoe Selo. London, May 1. A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company from St, Petersburg says It is reported there that M. Goremykln, former minister of the Interior, will succeed Count Witte as premier. SEED BILL PASSED. House by Overwhelming majority Totes for Free Distribution. Washington, May 1. By a vote of 153 to 68 the house to-day decided to con tlnue the free distribution of garden and flower seeds. Many of the items in the agricultural bill broadening the scope of the bureau of chemistry and Dr. Wiley's depart ment were eliminated on points of or der, particularly those relating to the adulteration of food, drugs and bever ages. Considerable progress was made on the bill, after the free seed proposi tion was out of the way, but the bill will be completed to-morrow. Appointment of New Austrian Premier. Vienna, May 1. The appointment of Prince Conrad of Hohenlohe-Schillings-furst as prime minister of Austria. Hungary is generally well received. The press speaks in the highest terms of the prince's official record, and his nomination was received with approval even in socialistic circles and doubtless largely accounts for the orderliness of the May-day demonstration. To Look After British Holders' Interests London, May 1. The Earl of Granard, in behalf of the board of trade, an nounced in the house of lords to-day the appointment of a select committee to look after the Interests of the of the British policyholders in American life Insurance companies. Lords Balfour of Burleigh, Stanley of Alderly, St. Os wald Grimthorpe and Burghclere were named as members. Dry Dock Dewey Out of Canal. London, May 1 The United States dry dock Dewey passed out of the Suez canal safely to-day. RUSSIA PLAT IA G DEEP GAME. Forbids Publication of News of Demob ilization of Manchurlan Army. St Petersburg, May 1. Further In timations that Russia Is playing a deep game in the Par East is given In a cir cular sent by the censorship to all newspapers and periodicals forbidding the publication of any news with re gard to the demoralization of the army and movements of troops in. Manchuria, and the reorganization of the military establishment In Siberia and the Far East. It is generally supposed the cir cular was incited by the publication of the news of a halt in withdrawing the Russian army from Manchuria and the dispatch of the Novitskl expedition to Mongolia, which, though supposed to be general staff secrets, were published even in official papers, and Is liable to seriousy embarrass Minister Pokitloff's negotiations at Pekln. BLOCKED IN BAY STATE SENATE Attempt to Amend the So-Called 12 O'clock Bill. Boston, May 1. An attempt to amend the .so-called 12 o'clock bill, a measure extending the time for the sale of liquor by hotels in large cities, from 11 o'clock to midnight, was blocked on the upper branch of the legislature to day by an objection by Senator Ma honey of Chicopee, and to-morrow the bill will go back to the governor, where he may either sign it, veto it or allow it to become a law without his signa ture. The bill has been enacted by both branches of the legislature and was submitted to the governor for his ap proval last Thursday. Under the law he wllf have until 2:15 o'clock to-morrow afternoon to act on the measure. NEW CENTRAL RESERVE. PLAN FOR NIGHT POLICE DE TAIL AT CENTRAL. Commlslonera Adopt Scheme of Keep. Ins Eight Omcers In Dormitory Quarters for Emergency Calls Each Precinct to Furnish Two Day Men. Details Will Each Serve One Week and Have Less than Four Turns a Year Slmlar Plans In Operation in Large Cities Promotions. By the vote of the board of police commissioners at their session last eve nlng a new plan for increasing the ef iflclency of the local department was adopted by the maintaining of a re serve force , of patrolmen at the central station at night. The plan was recom mended to the board by Chief Wrinn and while It has not yet been com pletely worked out In detail that will tie done' and the, scheme will go into effect almost immediately. -, The plan calls for a constant force of eight reserves to be stationed eacn night at central station for emergency duty. Two men are to be called from each of the precincts and these will al ways be chosen from the men on day duty. After reporting off duty they are to bel allo wed to go home for supper and will be expected to report at headquar ters at some hour in the evening pot yet fixed, but' probably about retiring time. These men are to sleep In the dormitories on the third floor of the police headquarters, which have not been In use of late. Each detail of eight men will do duty for one week only and will then be re lieved by a fresh squad. They will not be called upon for the same duty again until all the other men In the depart ment have had their turn. This will give the men about sixteen or seventeen weeks between sessions requiring leas llhan four weeks service a year. The men will be held at headquarters simply for emergency calls such as mur ders, riots, big flres or other occasional occurrences which require a number of officers on the instant. They will of course have no regular night duty, Thus the system will work little Incon venience to the men and yet result In a distinct gain to the department. Simi lar systems are In operation in the large cities of the country. The board decided that New Haven had attained a growth which called for the adoption of some such reserve force. The plan will soon be in operation. Four members of the department were rewarded for special mentions by the board of police commissioners last evening in the form of one grade in crease for each man. Patrolman John H. Moore, 2d; Christopher Fagan and Thomas J. Tracy are advanced from grade D to grade C and Patrolman Thomas W. Kelly goes from C to B Patrolman p. J. Brown received his regular grade Increase from grade D to C. A petition from Offioer Frank D Cook of station 3 asking that he be re tired was received and referred to the committee on efficiency. Officer Cook was bim In 1849 and has been a regular patrolman since June 2, 1885. He is a grade A patrolman and has several times received honorable mention for efficient servloes. Rev. Mr- Mossman of the City Mis sions appeared before the board with a protest against the using of theaters for Sunday performance- He called at tentlon t several recent instances of the theaters being open on Sunday eve nings and asked that the police call the theatrical managers' attention to the fact that such action Is unlawful. Superintendent of Parks Amrhyn, on behalf of the park commission, request ed the board for special police service in the newly established children's play grounds in what is known as the col lege grounds In East Rock park at the foot of the rock. FURTHER APPEAL 10 GENEROSITY OF NATION CITIZENS COMMITTEE OF SAN FRA NCISCO TO ISSUE ONE. General Greely Telegraphs Only Fif teen Days' Provisions In Sight Con fident He Will Have Belief Situation In Hand Forty-eight Hours After Ar rival of Selected Officers Requested to Exercise Supervision of Belief measures in Oakland. Washington, May l.-The following telegram from General Greely ' was made pwbHo at the war department to day. . . ) . : "Fort Mason, San Franctsnn. A-nii! in ion "The Military Secretary, Washington, "Telegram directing continuation r policy announcing orders for Eleventh infantry and First cavalry and that forty-five officers will be sent ihere, has -been received. Am confident that re lief situation will (be in hand wltiln forty-eight hours after arrival of se lected officers. Governor Pardee and IMayor Mott to-day requested me to ex ercise supervision over relief measures In Oakland and vicinity, where. 40,000 destitute are being fed. Have notified them that favorable action would be .taken when officers and men wero available. Meantime am centralizing renei outside san Francisco, and en forcing limited ration and taking steps to eliminate all except those extreme ly destitute at early date. Entire transportation within Kan Francisco taken over at recent request of Dr. Devine and citizens' .committee, they Insisting that army control Is absolute ly necessary to prevent waste, diver sion and extravagance. About one-third relief statjons in city now under mil itary supervision. Probafoly entire problem regarding remainder will be settled by Thursday. Revised and con servative estimates obtained daily from separate stations, Indicated that 111,000 people were fed Saturday south of Mar ket and east of Castro etreet Am struggling with this district with -four officers, and place entire reserve in dis trict to-night. It contains the poorest and most difficult element in entire city. Nolfication of the favorable attitude of the war department towards continu ance of army supervision gives en couragement and satisfaction. My ef-" forts will be unremitting to transfer thlc burden of work at earl est possible date to c!vti authorities and Red Cross society. But neither can offer the slightest encouragement for some time. . Fifteen days provisions only In slight on past basis.. Understand that citi zens' committee contemplate further appeal to generosity of nation. Mayor Schmltz Is doing ..everything practica ble, and promises to restore police con ditions at earliest possible date. ' J (Signed) "Greely, :' , "Major General Commanding." HUNDRED MILLION FOR 'FRISCO New York Capitalists to Furnish Money for Rebuilding-. San Francisco, May 1 The first defi nite proposition for furnishing money on a large scale to Snn Francisco for the purpose of rebuilding some of the burned sections was made public to day when it was announced that a syndicate of New York capitalists had agreed to advance $100,000,000. The' news came in a telegram from W. F. Herring, chief counsel for the Southern Pacific, from United States Senator New-lands of Nevada, who had a large interest in the burned Palace hotel. Senator Newlands states that he had submitted the plan to New York finan ciers and that they had virtually con sented to supply the money on a bond and mortgage basis. The names of the New York people are not given The offer is under discussion by the local finance committee. It was decided to-day that the citl rens' commitee would accept all offers of aid from foreign countries. This de cision was reached when a communtca tlon was received through, Japanese official sources asking If the citizens, -would receive tho contribution of 200, 000 yen made by the emperor of Japaa and declined by the United States gov ernment. The finance committee held that San Francisco being essentially a cosmopolitan oity, it was obliged to oare for many destitue foreigners and: that It would be proper In the circum stances to accept all outside tenders of assistance. The local money stringency was somewhat relieved to-day by the banksi resuming business In a small measure. Dewey's Victory Celebrated. Washington, May 1. The annual May day dinner celebration In honor of Ad miral Dewey's victory at Manila bay was given at the Raleigh hotel to-night by two dozen of the officers who were with Admiral Dewey In that fight Ad miral Dewey was the guest xnt honor, and many stories were told by those present In recollection of the famous event. 930,000 S'.ander Suit. Burlington, Vt., May 1. The suit oi Samuel D. Wilson against PercivaJ W. Clement for $50,000 for alleged slander ous statements made during the polit ical campaign of 1902 wiien Clement was a candidate for governor on th republican ticket was begun to-day Ins the United States circuit court. Cornell Outpoints Doherty. Bridgeport, May 1. Willie Cornell of Boston outpointed Jeff Doherty of New Haven ibefore the Columbia, Jr., A. C. to-night In Sailers hall. The bout went the limit, six roumls.