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NEW IIAVEK, COM., FRIDAY MAY 25 1906,
THE CARRHSTGTON PUBLISHING CO. VOL. LXXNO. 119. PEICB TWO CENTS. n i; 1 ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE OF DISCRIMINATION PENNSYLVANIA ROAD'S PAR TIAL1TY IN THE DISTRI BUTION OF CARS. One Company Forced to Sell to Another Because ot It An Assistant Train master Who Received Graft for Fa vors He DI1 Not Grant Congressman George Huff Locks Himself In His House to Escape Being Served With Warrant. . . Philadelphia, May 24. Additional evi dence of discrimination by the Pennsyl vania railroad In the distribution of oars In the soft coal field was presented to the Interstate commerce commission to-day. John Lloyd, a franker and coal operator of Altoona, who is one of the members of the banking firm of Cassatt & Co., testified that the Columbia Coal company was formed to sell the Alex andria mine because of the shortage ot cars, and George E. Scott, of the Puri tan and Crescent Coal companies, de clared that he paid for 'the use of rail road cars when he failed (to secure his allotment, and that during a period of twenty-three days the railroad has furnished him with only one car. He also asserted that Michael Trump, gen eral suoerlntendent of transportation, had told him the company Intended to protect the Berwlnd-White company at all hazards. Purine the time that Mr. Lloyd was on the stand counsel for the commis- sloh made persistent efforts to force an admission that he had been associated in a business way with Preldent Cas eatt. Mr. Lloyd, however, said that his only relations with Mr. Cassatt were through Cassatt & Co., with whom President Cassatt carried a per sonal bank account. 1 The railroad company had for many years been a depositor with the First National bank of Altoona, of which Mr. Lloyd Is president. Mr. Lloyd also gave testimony concerning . the organ ization of various mining companies In which he Is "Interested, stating 'that he considered it good business policy to 'have railroad men among the stock holders of the coal companies. Frederick Vroomari, 1 an assistant trainmaster, told the commission that he had received gifts of money in amoilhts from $5 to $20 from various coal companies for favors which he did not grant. The commission to-day received a telegram from a process , server who went to Irwin, Pa., the home of Con gressman George F. Huff, who; it has been repeatedly testified, made gifts of stock in various coal companies to rail road officials. The telegram Stated that the officer was unable to serve the sub poena upon Colonel Huff, as the latter had locked himself in his house and evaded the server by escaping by way of the cellar. It was learned later that he had left town- BELMONT TO PAY $'t32,000. Sum to be Sent to New York Fending Settlement in Courts. ' New York, May 4. August Belmont, for the Interborough Rapid Transit company, -will send to-morrow a check to City Controller Metz for $432,000, 'as the first annual payment to the city on account of the Subway. The sum rep resents one per cent, of the city's bonds due when the Subway has earned five mer cent. Mr. Belmont had it under stood that the payment is made pend ing a settlement of the dispute in court as to whether or not the money Is due he cltv as rental for the Buoway. The matter has been in controversy for some time, the Interborough data ins' that under the terms of the Con tract with the city the Subway must .nm flvfi ner cent, before tne one per cent, was to he paid, and that during the last year It earned only 3.62 per cent. LEFT DINNER TO MEET DEATH. Farmer Living Near TerryvlHe Breaks His Neck. TerryvUle, May 24. Suffering from 'an attack of acute indigestion, it is aaia. James B. Higgins, a well-known . farmer of Town Hill, about a mile' above Terryville, left the dinner table at noon to-day at his home, and, going out on the piazza to get relief, leaned against the railing, which gave way, precipitating him to the ground, where, etrlking on his head, his neck was ibroken, causing instant death. He was about forty-nine years old, married, end leaves two sisters and three broth ers, one of whom is postmaster of Ter ryvlUe. Watcrbury Man Found In Lake. Waterbury, May 24. August Witz inan, fifty-five, was found drowned In the large pond at Lakewood park to night. There are suspicions of suicide but no evidence that the man took his life, although it is said ne nao. Deen despondent because of ill-health. He is father of Carl, Christian and Henry Witzman, well known Germans, and connected with fraternal societies. Unknown Woman Killed. New London, May 2. An unknown woman was struck by a Central Ver mont train and killed while walking across Bay bridge in this city to-night about 7:30. She was thrown into the water and the train crew and police searched more than an hour before re covering her body. She is believed to have been a wandering character or to have been demented. KISSED HIS ATTORNEY. Acquitted Italian Stricken With Mania for Osculating. Bridgeport, May 24. After being ac quitted of the charge of arson in the superior court this morning, Josepn Garden on Danbury, manifested his ap preciation by kissing his attorney, M. J. Cunningham of Danbury. Sseveiai men friends of the young Italian were given a hug and a kiss, and then he started for the Jury, but he was held up by Sheriff S. G. Blakeman, wno am not give him even an opportunity of kissing Judge Ralph Wheeler, before escorting him from the court room. He wanted to kiss everyone in the room except Assistant State Attorney Car ter, but was afraid of an information charging him with attempted murder If he tried. TO RE TRIED BY FULL BENCH. Suit Assailing Validity of Will Giving $4,000,000 to Worcester Museum. Boston, May 24. The full bench of the supreme court of Massachusetts will decide the suit of Benjamin W. Hubbard, Natalie D. Hubbard and Gor ham Hubbard, cousins of the late Stephen Salisbury of Worcester, assail ing the validity of a bequest of $4,000, 000 to the Worcester Art museum, which 'Mr. Salisbury founded. The case came up Ibefore Judge Sheldon in the supreme court to-day, and announce ment was made that It would be re served for the determination of the full bench. The claim of Salisbury's relatives Is that the Art museum had no legal capacity to acquire or hold piuperty beyond the value of $1,500,000. IN A PERSONAL ENCOUNTER RAY STATE REPRESENTATIVES CLASS IN CAPITOL CORRIDOR. Blow Struck but No One Is Killed It Falls Upon Jacob H. Mock's Chest and Before It Can be Repented Other Leg. UlBtors Interfere Incident Grows Out of Bribery Charges. Boston, May 24. A personal encoun ter between Representatives Frank J Gethro and Jacob H. Mock of Boston, in which a blow was struck, threw the corridors of the state house Into brief excitement to-day. Prompt inter ference by friends of the men involved terminated the clash before any phy sical injury was done. The incident grew out of the investi gation of charges of bribery, which is beln? made by the house committee on TMiU.s. As representative mock, was ipp.vine the house chamber at adjourn ment: Representative Gethro, wno was seated in the lobby, rushed toward him, and pointedly asked if the latter, in testifying betore the commiuee un rniP.s vesterday. had used Gethro's Representative Mock replied, "I did." Then the blow was given. It fell llnnn Mr. Mock's chest. Before it could be repeated, representatives who had the action Rtenned between the men. At the conclusion of the exam inainn of Mr. Mock vesterday a mem- the InvestisratinC committee stated that the representative said that he had been offered $50 to vote against the anti-bucket shop Mil, and had namea tne man wno " fer. " LADIES WILL BE SORE. NeW York to Enforce Laws Regard ing Feathers, Etc. Albany, May 24. Commissioner Whipple, of the state forest, fish and game department, to-day served notice through the press to the milliners of the state, retail and wholesale, that his department intends to use every legiti- mntA means to enforce the law pro hibiting the possession or sale of the bodies or feathers of wild birds, wnetn er takui in this state or elsewhere. SPECIAL SESSION ASKED. rioinware Legislators Wish to Elect United States Senfttor. Wilmington, Del., May 24. A commit tee of republican members of the Dela ware legislature to-night presented to Governor Lea a petition requesting him to call the general assembly into extra ordinary session for the purpoe of electing a United States senator to fill the existing vacancy. The petition was signed by twenty-seven of the twenty eight republican members of the legis lature. The total membership of the legislature is fifty-two. King's Daughters International Confer ence. Wheeling, W. Va May 24. The feat ure of to-day's session of the eighth an nual conference of the International Or der of King's Daughters was the dis cussion of the topic "How May the Or der influence the Use of the Bible in the Public Schols?" participated In by Mrs. E. Trask Hill, of Boston, and oth ers. It was urged that the legislatures of each state be petitioned to pass bills making the reading of the Bible in schools compulsory. Condolences from All Over World. Christiania, May 24. Telegrams of condolence from ail parts of the world were received to-day by the family of the late Henrik Ibsen. Among those who sent messages are King Frederick of Denmark, Bjornstjerne Bjornson and representatives of the principal theaters of Europe and America. The storthing will meet to-morrow to decide upon the funeral, which Is expected to be the most imposing ever seen la Norway. ME AND TRAVERS AiNG THE SURVIVORS FIRST AND SECOND ROUNDS OF METROPOLITAN TOURNAMENT. Followers of Golf Think Travers One of the Best Exponents of the Game for Ills Age li the World Brokaw De feats Seeley, the Winner of the Championship Last year Latter Had Defeated Findlny S. Douglas In the Morning. New York, May 24. The first and second rounds of 18-hole match play in the men's championship tournament of the Metropolitan Golf association were decided to-day on the links of the St. Andrews' Golf club, and among the eight surviving players are Walter J. m.i nf Internal ional fame as a golfer 'and one of America's youngest and best players, Jerome D. Travers, of Montclair, N. J. The splendid exhibition given by Travers in the qualifying round yes terday wheni he played par golf an4 went around twice in the new figures of 72, 72144, as talked of to-day by many of the amateurs and professional players. They all are of the opmiuu that the young player is one of the beat exponents of the game of his age in the world. He did not play at all wen m the first round of match play to-day, but in the second round he showed con siderable improvement. Travis pwyeo. a strong, steady game in both rounds, the best scores or. the day being mue by him and F. T. Brokaw, each having 73. Brokaw defeated Charles H. Seeley, the winner f the title last year, in the second round after Findlay S. Doug las, a former metropolitan and national champion, had been beaten by Seeley in the morning round. As Travers and Travis are placed at oimoslte ends of the eligible eight, It is just possible that they will reach the final stage ana piay against eacn oiner in the deciding match at 36-holes next Saturday. Following Is the summary or tne day's play In the championship divi sion: . Championship, first round Max Ber.r, Morris county. New Jersey, beat P. W. W. Kendall, Fox Hills, S. I., by 5 up and 4 to play. John Reld, jr., St. Andrew's, New York, beat Charles L. Tappin, West- brook, Long Island, by 4 up and 2 to Play. . James M. Rhett, Crescent A. C, Brooklyn, beat Howard Jaffray, jr., Ardsley, New York", by 3 up and 2 to Play. T, W. S. Phillips, SIvvancy, N. beat W. L. Gunther, Ardsley, N. Y., by 2 up and 1 to play. Oswald Klrkley, Englewood, N. J., beat E. A. Barron, Ardsiley, N. Y by default. ' Dr. A. H. Hart, Apawamls, Rye, N. Y., beat Louis A. Hamilton, Englewood, N. J., by 4 up ana 2 to play. Jerome D. Travers, Nassau County club, L. I., beat B. C. Fuller, Apawamls, Rye. N. Y., by a up. C. A. Dunning, Nassau Country club, boat J. D. Foot, Apawamls, by 3 up and 2 to play Walter J. Travis, Garden City, L. I., beat Archie Reld, St. Andrew's, by 1 up and 2 to play. Archie Graham, Paterson, N. J., beat Walter T. Stern, St. Andrew's, by 2 up and 1 to play. G. T. Brokaw, Garden City, beat S. D. Bowers, Brooklawn, Bridgeport, Conn., by 3 up and 2 to play. C. H. Seely, Wee Burn, Stamford, Conn., beat F. S. Douglas, Nassau Country club, by 6 up and 6 to play. L. B. Gwyer, Slwanoy, N. Y.( beat F. O. Horstman, St. Andrew's, N. Y by 1 up in 19 holes. E. M. Byers, St. Andrew's, N. Y., beat Fred Herreshoff, Wee Burn, Stam ford, Conn., by 1 up in 20 holes. R. C. Watson, jr., Westerbrook, L. I., beat A. M. Rolbbins, St. Andrew's, N. Y., by 1 up. G. P. Tiffany, Powellton, Newburgh, N. Y., beat Raymond Havemeyer, Seabright, N. J., by 2 up and 1 to play. Second round Behr beat Reld, jr., by 2 up. Rhett beat Phillips by 2 up and 2 to play, Kirkbey beat Hart iby 7 up and 5 to Play. Travers beat Dunning by 3 up and 1 in nlnv. Travis feat Graham by 2 up and 1 to play Brokaw beat Seely by 6 up and 4 to play. T5.r beat uwyer Dy l up. Tiffany beat Watson by 2 up and 1 to play. DAVENPORT OPPOSES BILL Annears for Manufacturers Against Eight-Hour Measure. Washington, May 24 Hearings on the eight-hour bill were continued td day by the house committee on labor, Daniel Davenport, of Bridgeport, Conn., representing several government con tractors, opposed the measure. Presi dent Gompers, of the American Feder ation of Labor, was present in its de fense. Italian Killed In Ansonla. Ansonia, May 24. Joseph Riggio, an Italian laborer, twenty-three years old, was killed late to-day by the caving in of a large oven for a new baker's shop which is being built here. Riggio was at work inside the oven, removing the frame work which had been used to build the brick oven, when the top of the structure gave way and the sides fell in. burying him beneath the debris. ..He wa taken out dead. AUTO HILL CLIMBING. Small Army of Car Owners Witness interesting Events. Worcester, Mas., May 24. At the second annual automobile hill climbing contest over the straightaway mile up Dead Horse hill, S. B. Stevens of Rome, N. Y., broke the record which he made last year of one minute and nlse seconds, by running his car up the hill to-day in one minute and two sec onds. The racing to-day up the hill drew a small army of automobilists from many parts, of New England. The weather was fine, the hill in good condition and the meet proved very successful. PROF. WEMWUR'iH DEAD Widely Known Author of Text Books on Mathematics. ' Exeter,' N. H., May 24. Professor George A. Wentworth, widely known as an, author of school text books on mathematics, died suddenly of huart disease to-day while at the Boston and Maine railroad station In Dover. From 1S59 to 1892 he was professor of mathe matics at Phillips Exeter academy. He was seventy-one years old. REPLY TO TROUP PETITION. BOARD OF FINANCE DECLARES CITY CHARTER NOT VIOLATED. Holds Long Executive Session Justifies the Actions of Mr. Frederick Ward Promises to Call for Bids Hero, after Attention of Heads of Depart menta Called to Section of City Char ter tteply by Mr. Fredericks. The board of finance held a prolong ed executive session in city hall last night, during which it considered the petition of Hon. Alexander. Troup, call ing attention to alleged frauds in city management. The following was given. out at the close of the session : '-. Voted, That the clerk of the board be hereby instructed to call the attention of the heads of the various city de partments to section 156 of the city charter, relative to contracts, and re quest a strict compliance with the same. . ' New Haven, Conri., May 24, 1906. Hon. Alexander Troup,' New Haven, Conn. la rep'y to font communication of May 15, 1906, the claimed violations of section 15 of the city charter on the matter of repairs of watering carts, supplying fireworks for the Fourth of July celebration, and the purchase of corned beef, we beg to say that the board has taken each of such matters under consideration, and beg to state: First That as to the allegations with reference to Mr. E. G. Frederick, aft er due consideration, the board is sat isfied that while there were circum stances which unexplained Indicated a violation of the charter as pointed out in your petition, yet in reality there was no violation of the charter. We append hereto a statement by Mr. Frederick, which we trust will prove satisfactory to you, and also the pub lic. Second As to the matter of an al leged violation of the city charter by the committee of the board of alder men having in oharge the Fourth of July celebration, it is the opinion of the board that while said matter is not properly before this board until the vouchers for said work for supplies are presented for approval and payment, it is the intention of the board. to Inves tigate the matter as suggested In your petition. Third And as to the repairs of said watering carts, the said repairs have been made by the department of pub lie works during the years you men tton. and the bills approved by the board of finance after considering the work, and the price charged. While the boards in the past have considered, and the present board is of the opinion that such repairs come within a reasonable construction of the term "general repairs, and are legal yet, we are of the opinion that as this (Continued on Fifth Page.) STRONGER TOR SEA LEVEL. Foreign Engineer- Confirmed After Heading Minority Report. Washington, May 24. W. Henry Hunten chief engineer of the Manches ter ship canal, and one of the foreign engineers charged by the president to Investigate the Isthmian waterway project, has written a letter to Senator Kittredge, saying that after reading the renort presented by the minority of the Iboard of consulting engineers he is confirmed in the opinion he had formed In favor of the construction of a sea-level canal. The letter was in traduced in the senate by Senator Mor Ban, and ordered printed as a public document. j Pittsburg Building Collapses. Pittsburg, May 24 By the collapse of a two Story brick structure on Baum street in the East End one man was killed and five were more or less serl ously injured. The building was for merly a livery stable and was being reconstructed for an automobile gar age. Earthquake Shock Felt In Utah. Ogden, Utah, May 24. An earthquake shock was felt at 2 o clock this after Jioon at West Weber, four miles west of Ogden. Buildings were shaken and much excitement prevailed, but there was no damage. INTERCOLLEGIATE MEET EIGHT HUNDRED MEN ENTERED FOR THE GAMES AT HARVARD, New Records Looked for In More than One Event Four of the Larger lnlversntles Enter the Contests Prac tically on Even Terms These are Yale, Harvard, Pennsylvania and Cornell Weeding Out Process Begins To-day. Boston, May 24. After a season marked by an unusual number of dual meets, the climax in the track and field athletics in the eastern colleges will come to-morrow and Saturday, when the thirtieth championship meet of the Intercollegiate association of amateur athletes of America will be held in the Harvard Stadium. That this meeting seems destined to be the greatest in the history of the organ ization is Indicated by the record breaking list of nearly 800 men, who represent all of the large universities and colleges in the east, and the splen did performances which have been made in the numerous games this spring. New intercollegiate records are looked for in more than one event. But what adds so much interest to this meet is the fact that four of the larger universities will enter it prac tically on even terms, and each will have a fair assurance of success. These are Harvard, Yale, Pennsylvania and Cornell. ' Every one of those institu tions exneot to win, and the contest is sure to be sensational. And what makes the victory the more uncertain is the fact that the small col leges, several of which are extremely strong this year, are tlmost sure to cut into the noints of the leaders. It would seem, therefore, that the team which Is hardest hit by the small er colleges is bound to lose. This Is one of the features which lends interest and excitement to the meet- For the past fifteen years the size of the field has made It necessary to ex tend the meet over two days, and to. morrow will be devoted enttrely to the "weedltig-out" process, leaving finals for Saturday. The following are the Intercollegiate records with 'the title holders: Track Events. 100 yard dah AVefers, Georgetown, 9 4J5 seconds. 220 yards dash wefers, Georgetown, 21 4-S seconds. 440 yards dash Taylor, Pennsylvania, 43 1-3 seconds. ' ' Mile run Orton, Pennsylvania, minutes 23 2-5 seconds. Two mile run Schutt, Cornell, a:. 880 yard run Parsons, Yale, 1:56. 120 yards hurdles Kraenaleln, Penn. svlvanla, 15 2-5 seconds. 220 yards hurdles Kraenzieln, 23 3-i seconds. Field Events. Broad jump-Kraenzleln, Pennsylva nia. 24 feet 4 1-2 Inches. High jump Windsor, Pennsylvania, 6 feet 3 inches. Polo vault-tfray, Yale, 11 feet 10 1-2 inches. Hammer throw Dewitt, Princeton, 164 feet 10 Inches. Shot put Beck, Yale, 46 feet. MRS. STOUT AND MISS BISHOP To Bnttle for Womnn's Metropolitan Golf Championship. Englewood, N. J., May 24. Class told In the semi-final round of the woman Metropolitan GS )lf .association's cham pionship tournament on the links of the Englewood Golf club to-day. Mrs, Charles T. Stout, the present holder of the Metropolitan Golf association title, and former na tional champion, survives with another former national champion Miss Georgianna Bishop, each having won her match to-day. The round con sisted of 18 holes match play and the winners will meet in the final round to morrow afternoon. Following is the summary of to-day's play: Championship cup, semi-final round Mrs. Charles T.. Stout, Richmond coun ty, Staten Island, beat Mrs. S. F. Lef- ferts, Englewood, N. J., by 3 up and 1 to play; MIhs Georglanfta Bishop, Brooklawn, Bridgeport, Conn., beat Miss Julia R. Mix, Englewood, N. J., by 7 up and 5 to play. KILLED IN FRANCE. Philadelphia Meets Death In Automo bile Accident. Paris, May 24 William M. Groff, of Philadelphia, was killed to-day in an automobile accident at Colgnieres, on the road between Ramboulllet and Versailles. A party consisting of Mr. Groff and his wife, Richard C. Perkins and Krause, a chauffeur, were return ing to Paris from Chartres, when the automobile skidded and was wrecked-Mr- Groff's head was crushed in. The others of the party escaped with minor cuts, bruises and shock. The body of Mr. Groff was conveyed to Paris. Mr. Groff was a member of the firm of Strawbridge & Clothier. Mr. Perkins Is a well-known member of the Ameri can colony in Paris. Churches Combine. Des Moines, la., May 24. The union of the Cumberland and Presbyterian churches was consummated by a vote of the general assembly to-day. A Sweeping BUI. St. Petersburg, May 24. The constl tutional democrats will introduce in the lower house of parliament to-morrow a sweeping bill establishing complete freedom of religion and conscience and tolerance of all creeds. CREWS ON THE CHARLES Cornell and Harvard Engage lav Prac tice on River. Boston, May 24, Both, the Cornell and Crimson crews engaged in practice on the river this afternoon, The Har vard men tried racing starts up river, while the Cornell rowers practiced sev eral spurts lower down river. Coach Charles E. Courtney, of the visitors, looks upon to-morrow's race as a try out for his men, but is particularly eagerthat the oarsmen put up a fast race. With the exception of Foote, the Cornell stroke, who was forcer out of practice for some time on g-ccount of illness In his family, the visiting crew Is in good condition. All the Harvard oarsmen are said to be in excellent shape, and in readiness fjr a hard race. V. S. MARINE BAUD BOYCOTTED. Severe Penalty for Any Union Man Plying With It Boston, May 24. A resolution pro hibiting any member of the American Federation of Musicians from accept ing an engagement with the Halted States Marine band of Washington, D. C, on its tour of Europe this summer, upon penalty of a fine not exceeding $1,000, or expulsion from the associa tion, was unanimously passed at to day's business session at the federa tion' eleventh annual convention. A resolution also was passed prohib iting members from playing with In dian bands on reservations whicn are under the protection of tne unitea iStates government, FREE ALCOHOL BILL PASSED NOT MATERIALLY CHAXGED BY SENATE AMENDMENTS Measure Goes Into Effect the First of Next Tear Time Extended "to That Date as It Will Greatly Injure the Business of the Wood Alcohol Manu B...,r-r Time to Adjust Them selves to Change. Washington, May 24, The senate to. day passed the so-called free alcohol bill as it was reported from the com mittee on finance. The bill has already passed the house and the amendments, which the senate has adopted do not maierlallv change its scope. It does not go into effect until January 1, 1907. There was somft debate on' tho meas ure and the necessity for the amend mpnts was explained. . The bill was passed without; division. When the bill was taken up Senator Aldrich said it would greatly injure the business of the wood alcohol man ufacturers and gave this as one of the reasons why the date for the bill to go into effect had been extended until January next. , Senator McCumber argued that the Interests of the consumers are a hun dred times greater than those of the manufacturers, and that they should be referred. He therefore moved the res toration of the date fixed by the house bill carrying it'lnto eJtect three months after Its passage. Senator Aldrich said the tvood alco hol manufacturers have capital amounting to $30,000,000 to $60,000,000 invested in their business and said that fair dealing required that they should have time' to adjust themselves to the new conditions. In some places in New York, Pennsylvania and other states entire communities would be wiped out bv the proposed legislation and he con tended that they should have consider. atlon. Senator Teller supported the date fix ed by the -senate committee saying that in all tariff legislation consideration Is given to protection of interests affected bv the changes. He advocated tne passage of the bill. Replying to a question, Mr. Aldrich said that most of the refining is done by one company, but that so far as he knew that company is not a trust. He added that it is not connected with the Standard Oil company. Senator Allison said he did not be lieve that lstillers generally would take advantage of the opportunity to manu facture denatured alcohol as provided by the bill. Senator Hale agreed with other sen ators that there is liable to be dlsap. pointment over the effects of the bill but expressed the hope that it would prove beneficial to the manufacturing Interests. The only amendment made to the bil! was one providing that the denaturali zation provided for shall be done upon the application of any registered dis tillery in denaturalizing bonded ware houses, especially designated or set apart for denaturalizing purposes. Mr. McCumber withdrew his amend ment and the bill was passed. WILL TRY AGAIN. Former Sheriff O'Brien Keeps np Fight For Admission to Bar, Bridgeport, May 24, Former City Sheriff Matthew O'Brien, who rejection by the Fairfield County Bar association was confirmed by the superior court here and upheld by the Connecticut supreme court of errors, to-day filed application with the clerk of the super ior court giving notice of his intention to take examinations for admission to Fairfield county bar again. English Team Chosen. London, May 24. The English Lawn Tennis association to-day selected the following to oppose the American team in the games for the Davis cup: The brothers Doherty, S. H. Smith and A. W. Gore. OLD MADRID FEVERISH OVER ROYAL WEDDING KING ALFONSO LEAVES FOR FRONTIER TO MEET BRIDE, Streets of Spanish Capital Filling With Troops, Sailors and Marines People Seem to Have Entered Into the Spirit of Their King's Love Affairs En thusiasm Prevails Signing of the Marriage Contract to be In Church Monastery. Madrid, May 24. This city is fast as suming an aspect of feverish expect ancy as the day for the royal nuptials approaches. King Alfonso's departure for the frontier to-day to meet his bride was the first event of the elaborate of ficial programme. The Puerto Del Sol and other centers present a scene of Intense animation to-night, with crowds of provincials In Ipicturesque costumes. Throughout tha day the streets were filled with arriv ing troops, sailors and marines, with bands and banners, coming to greet tha royal couple. Among the arrivals ware one thousand sailors from warships at Cartagena, who were accorded an en thusiastic reception as they swttnj through the main thoroughfares, which ' showed that the Spaniards still glory in their navy. The king1 this morning drove to the railroad station In an open coach seat ed beside the queen mother and sur rounded by a retinue of court chamber lains. His majesty wore the Woo uni form of a field marshal, with a broad, red sash and white military cap topped by waving plumes. He smiled awilably as he saluted his enthusiastic subjects. The royal train was sumptuously ap-' pointed. The car In which Princess Ena will be received was strewn with wh!te roses, lilies and chrysanthemums. large number of ministers and a glittering array of military officers ac companied the royal party to tha fron tier. The track was lined by soldiers, and the crowds of country folk gath ered at the stations and gave ovations to the king. , ' The Spaniards seem to have entered Into the spirit of their king's love af fairs. Prior to his departure King Alfonso Inspected the arrangements at tho Church of San Jeronimo and expressed himself as highly pleased. The interior Is richly decorated with tapestries em broidered with .sold and carpeted with crimson velvet edged with gold. Twen ty-five ' Jiunufesl -eltr!e lights-; ps-t, been installed amid the forest of can deJabra ' in order to give the dajsaling brightness to the appointments. k (Continued on Second Page,) , ' STAHUAUD OIL REARING. Probe Started In Cleveland After Two Weeks. Cleveland, May 24. In two protracted ', sessions to-day the interstate oommerca commission, Members Frouty and. Clements in attendance, heard evidence bearing upon the business methods of ' the Standard Oil company.. Ttie ses sions were a continuation of the inves tigation adjourned in Chicago nearly, two weeks ago. Only four witnesses were examined: to-day. Those who testified were F. a. Westgate of Tituevllle, Pa., treasurer and general manager of the American. Oil works; State Senator Louis Emery, of Branford, Pa,; State Senator J. Wi Lee of Pittsburg and Frank B. Fretter, secretary of the National Refining com pany of Cleveland, and president of the National Pipe Line company hav ing several small pipe lines in Ohio on fields. " " ' The witnesses were allowed great freedom in making statements and they were only occasionally interrupted by the Standard Oil company's attorneys. The commission was represented by J. T. M'archand as chief counsel and for mer attorney general of Ohia, Frank S. Bonnett as special counsel. ' No decidedly sensational testimony was produced but much of it related to methods which the Standar Oil took to prevent competition an drive its rivals out of business. Much evidence was offered showing that railroad compan ies took considerable part in aiding the Standard Oil company fight its rivals. TO SETTLE ZIOS CITY DISPUTE. All Parties Concerned Agreed trpon Judge Lnndts. Chicago, May 24. All factions engag ed in the struggle for possession of Zlon City and its industries bave agreed that Judge Landis, of tha Unit ed States district court, shall settle all of the points in dispute. A written stipulation to this effeot, signed by both Dowie and Vollva and their attorneys, was presented to Judge Landis to-day. It is probable that the first testimony In the case will be taken wi'thin the next fortnight. 1 Shipping News. New York, May 24. Sailed: Steamers Kaiserln Auguste Victoria, Hamburg via Plymouth and Cherbourg; La Sa voie, Havre; Princess Alice, Bremen via Plymouth and Cherbourg; Hellig Olav, Christiania, etc. Lizard, May 24. Passed: Steamer Pretoria, New York for Dover and Ham burg. Queenstown, May 24. Sailed: Steam er Baltic (from Liverpool), New York. Barcelona, May 21. Arrived: Steamer Manuel Calvo, New York. Genoa, May 22. Arrived: Steamer Nord America, New York via Naplea Bremen, May 28. Arrived: Steamer CaBFel York. Liverpool, May 24. Arrived: Steamer Majestic, New York via Queenstown. Naples, May 24. Arrived: Steamer Prlnzess Irene. New York via Gibraltar (and sailed, for Genoa).