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PAGES TWELVE PAGES NEW HAVES", COXX., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER VA 190G THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHED CO. j ii-iM im ir.tm urn ins isa ti m mi i tern -m v . l .7cs4.. vrar'dM--wi .iiy ..w-itjiM v -v i usa ira it irm il i f-a iioi ) VOULXX. NO. 212 PRICE TWO CEOTS. 1 - ft ?! Irenci is--"0'"! Wed i 'A of 1 An AftE idea a u M 8 S4 i I i-orga I ' j (Vent) I S ! 'tt V ! ! ' i i: If- L" CRUISER DENVER AT officials 54 r VISIT HAS NO SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE. I ; Orders Came to Ship by Wireless While J ! Steaming in the Sound First Or 1 dered to Key West Then to Havana Tacoina Likely to Leave Norfolk in a Day or Two in Like Manner as Des Dolues Insurgents Committing Acts of Destruction. Havana, Sept. 11. The Insurgents in Jpinar del Rio and Santa Clara prov inces to-day signalized the resumption fcf war by Wowing up railroad bridges, again blocking traffic, and committing ether acts of destruction. The insur gent commanders In Santa Clara had previously threatened the railroad au thorities and others that they would begin to-day to burn and destroy prop erty, and the railroad officials so in formed the provincial governor; but that functionary was powerless to pre sent the depredations. As the insur gents in Havana province have made similar threats there Is much apprehen sion here of the inauguration of a like policy. The event of to-day in Havana was the arrival, late this afternoon, of the SUnlted States protected cruiser Denver. fsVhen the flag on Morro castle sig nalled the approach of the American Warship the news spread with rapidity throughout the titty and large crowds fastened to the wharves. As the cruis fer moved up the harbor firing the usual palute of twenty-one guns, which was Responded to from the Cabanas fortress, the countenances of Americans showed pleasure, while those of the Cubans ex pressed wonder and perplexity. Cuban cfflcials are unanimous in stating that Ithe visit of the Denver has no special Significance. Commander Colwell stated to the As sociated Press that his orders to come to Havana were received by wireless telegraph while the Denver was steam Jng in Long Island sound, and that he proceeded hither Immediately. When off Cape Hatteras an order was receiv ed by wireless telegraph to proceed to Key West; but as the cruiser -was ap proaching that port another message (was received directing that the Denver continue to Havana. Asked as to the Denver's available landing force in case of necessity, Commander Colwell re plied that, while she carried no ma rines at present, Bhe had 150 well-drilled and armed sailors and several field guns which could be put ashore on fif teen minutes' notice. There is a wide diversity of comment Itvith reference to the Denver's pres ence in this harbor. Some, who are especially anxious for American Inter vention, consider that the presence of American warships, while tending per haps to quiet revolutionary activity, jwlll lessen the probability of immediate Intervention. Others believe that the Insurgents are now so desperate that they -will fight on no matter what may be the outcome. All, however, agree that American warships are certain to remain in Cuban waters until matters ore settled, and peace not only com pletely restored, but- definite under standings' reached concerning the fu ture. More fighting was reported to Bay In the vicinity of Cbnsolaclon del Bur, at Luyana, Just south of Havana hay' 200 shots being exchanged between the rural guards and a band of insur : gents. The latter dispersed. Near Punta Brava, west of Havana, there iwas a hot skirmish, the details of which have not yet been received. t Norfolk, Va., Sept. 12. The cruiser tTacoma, the last of the quartette of cruisers to arrive at this yard, will probably get under way in a day or two in the same manner as the cruiser Des Moines, which last Monday quiet ly pulled away from the navy yard here under sealed orders, and was sent to Key West In connection with the Cuban situation. Ruch orders were sent to the navtl magazine, St. Julien creek, this after hoon for 5,000 5.50 calibre shells to be fitted up for the Tacoma ready for de livery to that vessel to-morrow after moon. Stores are being placed on board the Tacoma and the Cleveland, both Bt this yard, in large quantities. It Is thought here that they will, as soon fis practicable, get away, following the isame oourse as the Des Moines. TWELVE KILLKV IX WRECK. Fatal Hearl-On Collision of Canadian Pacific Passenger Trains. Sudbury, Ont., Sept. 12Twelve 'per sons are known to be dead and there were twelve injured In a head-on colli Bon between two Canadian Pacific rail way passenger trains which occurred to-day at Azilda, a small station seven miles west of sudbury. The third section of the Harves ters' train was standing at Azilda waiting for the east-bound express when the fast train came along at igreat speed and crashed into it head on. It is said that the engineer of the express was una'ble to stop as the air brakes did not respond. All the dead and injured were in a colonist sleeping car which was on the Harvesters' train next to the engine. The dead are all Canadians. They are: Two daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Schade, aged 11 and 14, Mono ton, Ont.; Dr. Miles of South Woodsley, Detective MoGrath of Toronto, Percy (Raker of Collingwood, Lewis Poff of New Hamburg, John Pettieombe of Hamburg, Thomas Pettieombe of Ham burg, Henry Herman of New Hamburg. Scheitor New Hamburg, Fluff tt New Hamburg. . INCREASED BUSINESS. Circular as to Western Union's Bond Issue. New York, Sept. 12 The circular which was to-day sent out to the stock holders of the Western Union company In reference to the bond issue, read: "During the last years the rate of growth of the business of the company and the consequent demand for in crease facilities, have been greater and the expenditures for construction and new property have been consequently correspondingly Increased. All the $20,000,000, 4 1-2 per cent, real estate bonds, authorized by the -stockholders in 1900 have been Issued; of these $6, 681,000 were required to pay for the new property acquired and new lines con structed prior to June 30, 1899, and $11, 242,500 were issued for construction and new property since June 30, 1899. CALllORMA FOR 15UIA. Democratic Convention Indorses Ilini for Presidency. Sacramento, Sept.' 12. Former Con gressman Bell was nominated for gov ernor by the democratic state conven tion to-day. The platform adopted by the conven tion endorses William J. Bryan for the presidency and pledges him the support of California democrats favors the ex tension of the national eight hour law to all work performed under contract with the government and urges the passage of a bill restricting the Issu ance of writs of injunction in labor controversies. An amendment provid ing for the extension of suffrage to women Is favored. ENDORSE MDTDAL TiCKET LIFE INSURANCE POLICY HOLD ERS BEGIN CAMPAIGN. Thirty-five Large Holders Sleet in New York at Cnll of James C. Colgate Administration Ticket Approved Mr. Colgate to Name Committee for Fur therance of Its Election About 93, 000,000 of Insurance Represented at Meeting. New York, Sept. 12. At the afternoon session of the New Yort Mutual policy holders thirty-four policy holders, rep resenting .an aggregate of $5,000,000 in surance, were in attendance. James C. Colgate was. elected perma nent chairman and Henry Siegel per manent secretary. The meeting unani mously adopted a resolution endorsing the administration ticket of the Mutual Life Insurance company. Mr. Colgate was empowered to appoint an execu tive committee, wnlch will have charge of the details of the campaign that Is to be organized In furtherance of the election of the administration ticket. The meeting also adopted a form of memorial which Is to be addressed to the policy holders of the Mutual Life company, giving the reasons why the association Is supporting the adminis tration ticket. The meeting was then adjourned. The names of those attending the aft ernoon session were announced as fol lows: George Blackistone, Baltimore; Narcosse Perodeau, Montreal, Canada; Dr. W. O. Thompson, Columbus, O.; Douglas Robinson, New York; Dr. E. R. I. Gold, New York; Henry T. Ox nard, California; E. S. Marston, New York; Edwin W. Robinson, New York; W. J. Calhoun, Chicago; George C. Sheur, Denver, Col.; K. T. H. Bunch, Little Rock, Ark.; John N. Boggs, Terre Haute, Ind.; J. N. Boyd, Rich mond, Va.; Colonel Samuel N. Nichol son, Providence, R. I.; William Gow, New York; G. E. House, Wheeling, w Va.; John I. Weaver, Washington, D. C; Henry Siegel, New York; W. D. Kelly, Philadelphia; William F. Harri ty, Philadelphia; Colonel J. M. Guffey, PlttsJburg, Pa.; W. A. Gayle, Montgom. ery, Ala.; John Beach, Chester, Pa.; W. T. Mayer, Llbany, N. Y.; Rev. Dr. Thomas O'Hanlon, Long Branch, N. J.; John Kottley, Atlanta, Ga.; C. W. Til lett, New York; J. T. Beasley, New York; Edgar O. Grossman, New York; Colonel J. E. Washington, Lisbon, N. H.; C. B. Hubbell, New York; Edward Holbrook, New York; James C. Col gate, New York, and Rev. C. C. Tiff any, Sharon, Conn. COTTOX CARRIERS' PETITIOX Ask Interstate Commission to Change Bates Without 30 Hays' Notice. Washington, Sept. 12. The inter state commerce commission to-day heard arguments regarding the peti tions from various cotton carrying roads for authority to change .rates on export cotton upon less than thirty days notice. A large number' of southern .cotton dealers and business men urged the waiving of the requirement as to the thirty days notice arguing that the rates on export cotton could not be guaranteed that long by reason of the frequent changes in ocean rates which, added to inland rates, made up true rates. Samuel Brown of Albany, Ga bank er, cotton dealer and cotton ginner, op posed the thirty day notice provision of the law. Its enforcement, he declared, would not only throw the ship brok ers out of business, but the old line steamers would soon have charge of the trade and he said they, being compar atively few, would increase the rates and cause congestion at the ports. Freight Traffic Manager C. Hale of the Miss., Kan. & Tex. R. R. argued for the application of the new law. The hearing adjourned until to-nior-row. BRYAN EXPLAINS NEW YORK SPEECH DECLARES IT WAS CAREIULLT PREPARED AND HAS NOTHING TO WITHDRA W OR MODIFY. Expresses Own Opinion and Does Not Attempt to Compel Acceptance of Others If Democrats Think Govern-, ment Ownership Plank Should Not Be Incorporated in 1008 Platform Then It Should Not Reasons for Looking to This Method for Belief. Louisville, Sept. 12.-Enterlng the south land for the first time in two years, William Jennings Bryan to-day was welcomed with spontaneous glad ness. He seized the occasion to read a statement in explanation of his New York speech on government ownership of railroads. The statement, in part, follows: "In my speech at the New York re ception I made some remarks concern ing the government ownership of rail ways, and thought that I had expressed myself so clearly that my position could not be misconstrued even by those who desired to misconstrue it. The New York speech was prepared in advance. It was not only written, but it was carefully revised. It stated exactly what it wanted to state, and I have nothing to withdraw or modify in the statement therein made. What I say to-night is rather in the nature of an elaboration of the ideas therein pre sented. "After quoting from the democratic platform of 1900 that 'a private monop oly is indefensible and intolerable,' and after laying it down as a principle that public ownership should begin where competition ends, and that the people should have the benefit of any monop oly that might be found necessary, I stated that I had reached the conclu sion 'that railroads partake so much of the nature of a monopoly that they must ultimately become public property and be managed by public officials In the Interests of the whole community.' "I added: 'I do not know that the country is ready for this legislation. I do not know that the majority of my own party favors it, but I believe that an increasing number of all parties see In public ownership a sure remedy for discrimination between persons and places, and for the extortionate rates for the carrying of freight and passen gers.' "I then nroceeded to outline a system of public ownership whereby the ad vantages of public ownership mignt De secured to the people without the dan gers of centralization. This system contemplates federal ownership of the trunk lines only, and the ownership of local lines by the several states. I further expressed it as my opinion that the railroads themselves were respon sible for the growth of the sentiment in favor of public ownership, and said that, while I believed that the rate bill recently enacted should be given a fair trial, we might expect to see the rail roads still more active in politics unless our experience with them differed fror.. the experience we had with franchise holding corporations. "This statement of my views has been assailed by some as an attempt to force these views upon the democratic party, and by some as an announcement of an intention to insist upon the incorpora tion of these viewH In the next demo cratic national platform. "Let me answer these two charges. I have tried to make it clear that I ex pressed my own opinion, and I have never sought to compel the acceptance of my opinion by any one else. Re serving the right to do my thinking, I respect the right of every one else to do his thinking. "If you ask me whether the question of government ownership will be an nounced In the campaign of 1908 I an- (Continued on Eighth Page.) STEAMERS IN HURRILAM?. Fruit Ship Admiral Schley and S. S. Al ice Have Tempestuous Trip. Boston, Sept. 12. Hours of terror were passed by the passengers and crews of the steamers Admiral Schley of the Donald Steamship company of New York, which arrived here to-day from Jamaica and Cuba badly damaged In a violent West Indian hurricane. For several days the ships were at the mercy of the unusually high seas and at times all on board expected that their vessels would founder. The (Admiral Schley, which carried twenty-five passengers, lost all her deadlights and ventilators and was oth-ei-wise damaged about the superstruc ture. The seas broke into many of her stateroom's and some of the passengers had narrow escapes from drowning. The passengers were driven to the cab in by the water and here for hours the women on board assembled for prayer. Often the steamer was hurled upon her beam's ends and at times it seemed as it she would not right. All on board united in praise of Captain Asa Davi son for his skill and bravery. The steamer Alice was damaged in various parts and twice her steering gear was broken. The Alice carried no passengers, but Mrs. Enudsen, the cap tain's wife, suffered severely as she was forced to remain in the pilot house without food or drink for fifteen hours. The steamer was driven one hundred miles outside her course. Anxiety is felt by the officials f the United Fruit company here over the failure of its steamer, the Brewster, to reach port Antonio, where she is now more than five days overdue. The Brew, ster carried d crew of thirty-five, but jio passengers. SMALL SQUAD AT HARVARD. Scantiest Matcrlnl of Many Years for First Football Duy. Cambridge, Mass., Sept, 12. Only twenty-six men, the smallest number for many years at Harvard, reported for preliminary football practice on Soldiers' field this afternoon. Only three of these, Captain Foster, Kers biirg and Wendell played on the Har vard team last year. The others, for the most part, represented untried ma terial. Although the outlook to-day was discouraging Harvard hopes for better things later, as a number of men who are expected to develop into good players have not yet returned to col lege. Practice to-day was light, consisting of passing the ball, punting and drop kicking. Head Coach William T. Reid was assisted by Andrew Marshall, who worked with the line men, Reginald Brown and Leo Daly. Until college opens the men will practice twice overy day, and after. Friday the practice will be secret, as the coaches wish to try out some new formations under the new rules. . . , DAMAGES SET AT $6,000,000 UNITED FRUIT COMPANY Dl- FEND ANT IN SUIT. Ttolntion of Sherman Anti-Trust Law Alleged Amcrlcnn Banana Company Claims Discrimination In Costa Bica Soldiers of That Government In duced to Interfere With Banana Com pany Work it is Alleged. iNew York, Sept. 12. A suit Involv ing damages placed at several millions, in which the United Fruit company is named as the defendant, and -which is based upon the alleged violation of the Sherman anti-trust .law, was filed In the United States circuit court to-3ay. .The plaintiff Is the American Banana company, a corporation organ ized under the laws of Alabama sev eral years ago. The American Banana company charges that it has been dam aged to the extent of 2,0O0,000 through alleged acts of the United Fruit com pany, which, it is alleged, have re sulted in the Alabama corporation be ing unable to engage In the fruit trade as a competitor of the defendant com pany. Under a section of the Sherman anti-trust law, whloh provides that an Injured party shall collect triple dam ages the amount of damages demand ed In the suit filed to-day is $6,000,000. Papers in the suit declare that soon after the organization of the American Banana company, the company pur chased a tract of land near the divid ing line between the republics of Costa Rica and Colombia in Central America. The possession of a tract of territory in which this plantation Is located was in dispute for some time, but the pres ident of France, who had been named as arbiter, eventually awarded. It to Co lombia. In the meantime work on the plantation had been progressing, and a large force of workmen were In the company's employ. For some time be fore the first crop of fruit was ready for gathering, it is alleged in the pa pers filed to-day, soldiers of the Costa Rica government invaded the planta tion and forced the laborers to cease work. A short time later Costa Rican soldiers are alleged to have seized a shipload of supplies consigned to the American Banana company, although the ship was lying at a port of the Republlo of Panama. In the meantime the fruit on the plantation had ripened and rotted in the fields and on the troes, through the action of the Costa Rican troops, who are alleged to have prevented the laborers returning to work. Even up to the present time the Costa Rlcan troops are alleged to be in possession of the plantation, and active in preventing the raising and gather ing of fruit by the American Banana company. ' The plantiff company declares that it has in its possession positive evi dence that the action of the Costa Ric an troops is due solely to Inducements offered Costa Rica by the United Fruit company, which operates a line of Steamers to Central American pokts, and has' discriminated against the American Banana company in freight shipments. Therefore, it charges that the United Fruit company is responsi ble for the plaintiff's failure to prof itably conduct Its plantation, and thus is guilty of violation of the Sherman anti-trust law, and liable for the triple damages provided by that act. MA Y PAY JV FUL C. , Directors of Beal Estate Company Plcdgc 2,500,0OO. Philadelphia, Sept. 12. Receiver Earle's plan by which he hopes to re organize the defunct Real Estate Trust company was formally approved by the directors of the company to-day and was mailed to-night to the stockhold ers, depositors and other creditors of the institution. The amount of cash pledged by the directors is $2,500,000, and this, with the good assets of the company, is believed to be sufficient to pay the depositors dollar for dollar. The proposition is to pay the depositors one-third of their claims in cash, giv ing them preferred stock in the com pany for the remaining two-thirds, which is to remain as working capital for the rehabilitated company. The deposits amount to upward of $3,600, 000, divided among 6,000 depositors, and if all assent to the plan it will give the bank a working capital of $4,400, 000. the reopening of the bank depends on the promptness of the creditors' accept ance of the plan. STRAIGHT TICKET 1 HEARST WILDLY CHEERED AT APPEARANCE BEFORE CON VENTION'S FINAL SESSION. Ticket Goes Through Without a Bitch With New York Man at Head Clian lcr Nuiued for Lieutenant Governor Carnegie Hall ' Crowded Delegate From Fourteenth District Fell Dead From Heart Disease. New York, Sept. 12. In a harmonious and enthusiastic final session in Car negie hall to-night the state convention of the Independence league put into the field a straight ticket of state of ficers to be voted for at the coming election. ' The delegates cheered for thirty-eight minutes when Mr. Hearst appeared on the platform to make a brief speech of acceptance. His ad dress aroused much enthusiasm. As soon as silence had been gained, Mr. Shearn announced the ticket for State candidates recommended by the committee as follows: For Governor William Randolph Hearst of New York. For Lieutenant Governor Lewis Stuyvcsant Chanlcr of Duchess. For Secretary of State John S. Wnalen of Monroe. For State Treasurer-George A. Ful ler of Jefferson. For Comptroller Dr. C. H. W. Auel of Erie. For State Engineer 'xntl Surveyor Frank L. Gettman of Tompkins. For Attorney General--John Ford of New York. The straight ticket was named throughout without equivocation. The committee on resolutions had been en trusted with the task of hearing the claims of various candidates and nam ing a tentative ticket. Its report was unanimous, and so was the approval of the delegates. Carnegie hall never hold i a larger crowd than that of to-night. There was also an overflow gathering outside in Seventh avenue. The convention adopted a resolution of sympathy with the Jews of Russia. To-night's session was called to order at 9 o'clock. Mr. Hearst appeared on the stage at 10 o'clock. He spoke for ten minutes, and the convention adjourned sine die at 10:43 p. m. A tragic incident of the hour before the convention met, known however to but few of the delegates, was the sud den death of Colonel Theodore Mills, slxty-iflve years old, formerly of Txas, a delegate from the .Fourteenth assem bly district of New York, who escort ed his daughter to her seat in the gal lery, and died of heart disease upon his return to the floor of the conven tion. ' i RAVAGES SF THE STORM Houses and Cottages About the State Struck hy Yesterday's Lightning. Ansonla, Sept. 12. Several houses were struck by lightning, one of them being a six-tenement block occupied by Polish families. Here one woman was made deaf by the bolt. It Is not known whether she will regain her hearing. One of the most spectacular effects of the storm here was the dam age to the'streets, which in some cases were torn up. This was especially no ticeable at Foundry Hill, where the gutter with the stones that formed It was washod bodily down the hill a,nd piled up to a depth of two feet over the trolley tracks at the bottom. Nearly half of the telephones in town are use less to-night as a result of the storm. Milford, Sept. 12. A cottage at Lau rel Beach, owned and occupied during the summer by Charles Dillon of Wa terbury, was struck and considerably damaged by lfghtnlng during a thun der storm this afternoon. Branford, Sept. 12. Lightning struck two cottages at Short Beaoh to-day, and a barn in the western part of the town during the neavy thunder storm which raged here to-day. Guilford, Sept. 12. Telephones were put out of commission, telephone poles shattered, and several houses struck during a heavy thunder storm which passed over this place to-day. The house of Peter Sullivan was hit by a bolt which stunned Mrs. Suillvan and burned1 -the? foot of a granddaughter, who was sitting in a room in the house with her. In Nut Plains the telephone apparatus In the house of William Bishop was torn from its place on the wall, and hurled across the room. In Guilford to-night about half the tele phones are out of commission. Storm Damage in Ansonla. Ansonia, Sept. 12. The heavy rain storm at noon to-day did damage esti mated at several thousand dollars. Cel lars In this place, Derby and Shelton were flooded and there were many washouts in the streets. Trolley ser vice was temporarily delayed and mer chants .lost heavily on goods spoiled In storage in their cellars. Flngmau Slightly Hurt. E. L. GIbbs, of 64 Hurlburt street, a tlasnmn at Cedar Hill, was slightly In jured last evening as the result of a freight train running irto a caboose at the Cedar Hill yards. He was cut slightly over the eye. One stitch was taken at the New Haven hospital. Apostolic Brief Arrives. Washington, Sept. 12. The apostlic delegate has received from Roma the apostolic brief appointing Rev. Louis S. Walsh, bishop of Portland, Mo., and to-day transmitted the brief to him. WILSON H. LEE PRESIDENT. Elected Head ot Association of Direc tory Publishers of Boston. Boston, Sept, 12. The Association of American Directory Publishers opened its annual session in this city to-day. The following officers were elected: President Wilson H. Lee of New Haven. Vice presidents A, . Wright of Mil waukee and IA. V. Williams of Cincin nati. Secretary William H. Bates of New York. Treasurer James H. Hill of Rich mond, Va. The convention voted to meet in .Richmond, Va., In 1907. SWEDISH REPUBLICAN CLUBS Held State Convention in Norwich Election of Oflicers. Norwich, Sept. 12 The Swedish re publican clubs of tills state held a con vention in this city to-day. About sixty delegates attended and much in terest was manifested. These officers were chosen: President, Andrew H. Lawson of Bridgeport; vice presidents, A. H. Nero of New Britain, Fingel Lindguist of New Haven, E. Hjerpe of New Britain, Samuel Woodin of Nau gatuck; secretary, Charles W. Pear son of Norwich; treasurer, Charles 3. Johnson of North Grosvenordale; ser-geants-at-arms, i S. "E. Johnson ' of South Manchester, Charles Gartavson of Portland; auditors, E. Gustevason, North Grosvenordale, C. BJorklund of Bridgeport, George Benson of Norwich. FINE RACING AT SYRACUSE GRAND CIRCUIT EVENTS CREATE GREAT ENTHUSIASM. Gold Dust Slaid Captures $2,000 Cham ber of Commerce Stake Fast Quarter Mile Made by Aldous Boy Sweet Marie, Lowering Her Own Record, Trots Fastest Mile of the Year The Summaries. Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 12.-The grand circuit races at the state fair grounds to-day were characterized by some not able turf work which stirred the enr thuslasm of a record breaking crowd to a high pitch. Before the races proper, W. L. Snow drove Aldous Boy to beat 2:lfi paojng. He did it in' 2:0 1-4. The second quarter in 0:29 1-2 was remarkable, showing the condition of the track. In the second heat of the 2:05 trot ting race Sweet Miarie was driven' by Alta P. McDonald for a record, goi the first quarter in 0:31 1-4, to the half 1:02, three-quarters in 1:33 1-4, and the mile In 2:03 3-4, lowering her own mark half a second, trotting the fastest mile of the year, and lowering the world's record for trotting mares in a race by half a second.. i ': There were eleven starters in the first race on the card to-day, the Chamber of Commerce $2,000 stake. Gold Dust won the first heat in a hot finish. Main Sheet came in first in the second heat, but was set back on account of an al leged foul, the result being changed to Oro first and Main Sheet last. Owing to the decision of the judges setting back Main Sheet, Thomas refused to start the horse in the third heat. Starter Newton announced that the heat would be trotted without Main Sheet, and that a decision in.' the case would be made later in the week. The third heat was a case of nose and nose finish between Gold Dust and Oro, the former winning by' a narrow margin. In the first heat of the 2:05 trotting race, Sweet Marie beat Wentworth by ten lengths, the second heat resulting in the record-breaking event previously mentioned. . The second heat of the 2:11 pace was sensational In character, ROddy Kip winning by a neck in 2:04 3-4, lowering his mark. Gratt won the 2:06 pace after finish ing fifth in the first heat. Summaries: i Chamber of Commerce Stakes 2:09 Trot; Purse, $2,000. Gold Dust Maid, blk. m., by Sil verthorn, dam by Robbie Gold Dust, E. F. Geers. Memphis (Geers) i 81 Oro, blk. g., (McCarthy) J i 2 Tuna, b. m., (Curry) f 4 John Caldwell, br. g., (Thomp son) g 2 8 Lake Queen, b. m., (Rosemirej '. '7 4 3 W. J. Lewis, b. g., (Carpenter). 4 9 6 Van Zfindt, b. m., (Devereaux). 9 6 t Lisonjero, b. g., (Howard) 11 8 10 Nelen Norte, b. m (Ruther ford) 10 10 9 Main Sheet, blk. h., (Thomas) ..611 dr Time, 2:07 1-4; 2:07 8-4; 2:07 3-4 2.05 Trot, Purse, $1,200. Sweet Marie, b. m., by McKin ney. Lady Rivers, by Mam brino King, A. P. McDonald, Albany, (A. P. MoDonlad) . , . . , 1 1 Wentworth, blk. g., (McCargo).., 2 a Time, 2:04-14; 2:03. Lakeside Stake, 2:11 Pace; Purse, $2,000. Ruddy Kip, br. h., by McBwen Bessie Brown, Thomas W. Murphy, Glencove, (Murphy). 4 111 Prince Hal, b. g., (Snow "i. 1 2 8 B Daphne Direct, blk. m., (Mo Henry) 2 3 2 3 Aintree, b. g., (Cox) 8 4 4 4 Legateer, br. 3., (Hogan). .... 7 5 Bro Mercy Me, b. m., (Thomas) Hdr Time, 2:07'i: 2:04; 2:06i; 2:08. 2:06 Pace, Purse, $1,200. Gratt, blk. h., by Grattan-Mollie Hicks, by Prompter (Spen cer) 5 1 1 Texas Rooker, b. g., (McEwen) 14 3 Vesta Hoy, ch. g., (Murphy)... 2 3 2 The Friend, blk. s., (McCargo) 3 2 4 Red Bird, b. s., (Cox) 4 fi 5 Time, 2:05V4; 2:05; 2:05. Record summaries: To beat 2:1614. pacing. Aldous Boy, b. s by Gombell, dam by Young Jim, (Snow). Time, 2:091,4- To beat 2:30 trotting. Meloday, b. m., by Cicellon, dam Speedway, (Devy). Time, 2:24. To beat 2:33 troUinpf. Barrister, b. g., bv Baron Rock, dam by Melfor Benton JDevy). Tir.ie, 2;2S.tt, . . v THAYER NOMINATED ' BY ACCLAMATION DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVEN TION WAS UNAMStOUS FOR NORWICH MAN, For Once Wo Contest Over Hamlng State Ticket Tom Waller Pitches Into Re publicansHas a Word About Allan Paige Xo Bryan Boom Candidates AH Nominated by Acclamation Donahue of Derby to Hun Against Lllley Ovation for Hcaton Robertson Colonel Osborn Defended. The democratic, atn.ia r.r,i day named the following ticket- For governor-nOharles F. Thayer of Norwich. For Lieutenant Governor-John M. Ney of Hartford. 1 ' For Secrete.rv nf Pttno Hca. m- .... v.w vcwi6D funs ter of Rockville. For State TreajmrnrTn a t3v,-t. -- . HWJOIU vt North Canaan. For State Comntmll Pock of Bridgeport. For Attorn Stoddard of Milford. Kepresentative-at-Large Charles J, Donahue of Derby. lhe convention was the quietest ia many years, but enthnoinetin ,, - - ' .w( UUU JltB striking feature was a epeech by ex Governor Waller, the chairman, ia which with -wit. humor. . -"J WiW JJ.1- vective he arraigned the republican. party. . The party nominees -win -moo ). cew state central committee at. New n.ven next Monday, where campaign, plans will be made. The committee to notify Mr. Thayer of his nomination are Joseph T. Fanning of Norwich, A. Heaton Robertson of New Haven Archibald McNeil, sr., of Bridgeport, J, J. Walsh of South Norwalk and Wil liam Kennedy of Naugatuck. xe delegates gathered slowly for the convention, because the oontrntttea on resolutions was late in adopting the draft of the platform prepajred by the sub-committee. One' of the other in teresting items of gossip was to the ef feot that the new state central com mittee would invite Mr. Walsh to again serve as chairman. In event of his dec lination to serve Mr. Thayer would be asked to select a chairman, following the precedent of 1900 when Mr. Bronson was nominated for gwernor and Charles F. Thayer, who was not on the committee was elected chairman. Be fore the convention assembled E. S Roberts of North Canaan, who was in dorsed for state treasurer by the Litch field county caucuswithdrew In favor of Mr. Baker of Ashford. When Secretary Thomas announced that ex-Governor Waller would be the permanent chairman the convention broke into cheers, and when introduced the enthusiasm broke out again, . Mr. Waller made one of his charac teristic felicitous speeches, In which he said: "I have been to many conventions, but never to one where there has been" so much reason, or where the delegates so well considered every word that wna spoken, as this one. Now is the tlrn, to see who best can labor and best agrree in the cause of the people.' (Cheers.) This is the time to be together 4he time to be in solemn compact to cairy out that to which we all agree. (Cheers.) Those who read the Hartford Ourant this morning might have thought that the committee on reaolutlrmH bar) a Tnii parrot sort of time about such a time as tne republicans have when Paige comes to run Hartford politics. (Laugh ter.) I shan't say a word against Mr. Paige. He is the strongest, ablest and most honest republican in New nw. land." (Cheers and laughter.) As soon as Mr. Waller had finished his address he read the platform. He said: "The Hartford Courant is not In it for modesty. I refer to this report of the resolution committee because I want to say that the resolutions as turned down last night were not written by Colonel Osborn or by Mr. Burr. "The resolutions written by, Colonel Osborn were not those in the Hartford Courant this morning. The resolutions to be submitted to you this morning are almost identical with those Colonel Osborn drew himself, antf will be sub mitted to the people In November. - ' "That moral republican party created a congressman-at-large because tbey 1 could not gerrymander the stat9 in any' other way. We did not make that po sition; the republicans did. The time is coming when that deJegate-aMarge chicken will come home to roost and on (Continued on Eighth Page.) IVo Races at Hippodrome Park. Bridgeport, 'Sept. 12. The light har ness races at Hippodrome park were postponed today on account of rain. ? Shipping News. Now York, Sept. 12. Sailed: Steam ers Noorda-m, Rotterdam via Boulogne; Oceanic, Liverpool via Sueenstown; Lombardia, Naples and Genoa; Roma, Marseiles and Naples. Quebec, Sept. 12. Arrived: Steamer Lake Michigan, Antwerp for Montreal Manchester, Sept. 11. Arrived: Steam er Bostonlan, Boston. Glasgow, Sept. 11. Arrived: Steamers Astoria, New York via Moville; City of Vienna, Philadelphia via St. John's, N, F. Queenstown, Sept. 12. Arrived; Steamer Merlon, Philadelphia for Liver pool (and proceeded). Liverpool. Sept. 12. Sailed: Steamer Sylvania, Boston via Queenstown. Antwerp, Sept. 12. Sailed: Steamer Missouri, New York. Queenstown, Sept 12. 10:65 a, m. Sailed: Steamer Carmania (from Liver pool) New York. London, Sept. 12. Arrived: Steamer Manitou. Philadelphia for Antwerp. Marseilles, Sept. 12. Sailed: Steamor Germania, New York. Gibraltar, Sept. 12. Sailed: Steamer Prlnz Adalbert (from Genoa and Na ples) New York.