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NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY OCTOBEE 17 ,390 WIDOW OF PRESIDENT OF CONFEDERACY DEAD MRS. J EMERSON DAVIS PASSES AWAY AT HOTEL 3IAJES1IC, NEW YORK. Death Due to Pneumonia Induced by a Severe Cold Only Surviving Daugh ter Present at Death Bed Deceased Had Wide Circle of Friends In A en York Solicitous Inquiries Constantly Made nt Her Apartments. New York, Oct. 16. Mrs. Jefferson Davis, widow of the president of the confederacy, who had been ill for a week at the Hotel Majestic In this city, died at 10:25 o'clock to-night. Death was due to pneumonia induced by a severe cold which Mrs. Davis contract ed upon her return here from the Adi rondacks, where she had spent the summer months. Although grave fears were felt from the first, Mrs. Davis' wonderful vitality which safely brought her through a similar attack a year ago gave hope of 'ultimate recovery until last night when a decided change for the worse was evident and the attend ing physlclang announced that the end was near. It was then believed that Mrs. Davis Could not survive the night, tout ishe rallied slightly during the early hours of to-day. Shortly after 7 o'clock this morning she had a sinking spell and Rev. Nathan IA. Seagle, rector of St Stephen's Protestant Episcopal church was hurriedly summoned to give religious comfort to the patient In her last moments of consciousness. The clergyman remained isome time and an hour later It was announced that Mrs. Davis had lapsed Into a state of coma. The period of unconsciousness continued to the end. At the bedside when death came were Mrs. J. Addison Hayes of New ark, N. J., the only surviving daughter of Mrs. Davis; Jefferson Davis Hayes, . a grandson, who Is a student at Prince, ton university; Mrs. Charles E. Bate son, a niece; Dr. and Mrs. Gustave Webb, the latter a granddaughter and Dr. Robert H. Wylie, who with Dr. "Webb had cared for Mrs. Davis throughout her illnesu. J. Addison Hayes, .husband of Mrs. Davis' only living child, had been summoned from Colorado Springs and was hurrying across the continent when a message announcing Mrs. Dav is' death intercepted him. 'Mrs. Davis had for some years made her home in this city, where she had a wide circle of friends. Throughout her Illness so licitous lnquirios regarding her Condi tion were continually , made at her apartments. " ' '" . Mrs. Vartna Howell Davis was born in Natlches, Miss., May 7, 1826. Her father was William Burr Howell and her grandfather Governor IRichard Howell of New Jersey. She was edu cated at a private school in Philadel phia and by private tutors. In 1843 she was married to Jefferson Davis of Warren County, Mississippi, and went to live at the Jefferson home on the Brlerfield plantation. When Mr. Davis was elected United States senator.'Mrs, Davis accompanied him to Washing ton, where she took a prominent posi tion in society 'at the national capital from 1847 to 1861. When Jefferson Davis became presldent-of the southern confederacy, Mrs. Davis took up her residence at the executive mansion at Richmond, "Va., where she remained until the close of the war. During the second year of her hus band's Imprisonment at Fortress Mon roe, Mrs. Davis obtained permission to be with him and upon his release ac companied him abroad. She acted as her husband's secretary in compiling his memoirs, and was hen?elf the au thor of a book covering the public ca. reer of her distinguished husband. Mrs. Davis performed other literary work, and was a frequent contributor to mag azines. After their return from abroad Mr. and Mrs. Davis took up their residence at Beavvolr house, 'Harrison county, Mississippi, -where they lived for many years. After Mr. Davis death at New Orleans on December 6, 1883, 'Mrs. Da vis moved to New Tork, where she had since resided. 'Mrs. Davis leaven one daughter.Mrs. J. Addison Hayes of Colorado Springs, who was at her bedside when she died. FOR CLEAN JUDICIARY. Choate Declares Matter is Now tip to , 1 the Lawyers. New York, Oct. 16. A meeting to rat-. ify the Judiciary ticket put up by the "judiciary nominators" was held at Cooper Union to-night. Joseph H. Choate presided and in a speech said: "It is up to the members of the bar who are aware of the qualifications of these incompetent political 'hacks' who have been nominated by a boss to bring the matter to the attention of the laymen. What we want and what the citizens want is the placing of men on the bench who cannot be approached from the back door by a district lead er." On Finance Committee. Chairman Michael Kenealy, of the re publican state central committee, an nounced last night the following as composing the finance committee for the party in the present campaign: Congressman Lllley of Waterbury, Col. I. M. Ullman of this city and Marcus Holcomb of Southington. Russian Political Affairs. St. Petersburg, Oct. 16 The official telegraph agency has issued an official statement denying the reports of differ ences between Premier Stolypin and Finance Minister Kokovsoff, as well as the rumors that the resignation of eith er one of these officials was pending. VISIT FROM CROKER'. Former Tammany Leader Intimates He May Come Over. New Tork, Oct. 16 Richard Croker, jr., received a cable message from hia father, Richard Croker, this morning as follows: "Satisfactory and adequate retraction promised by London magazine of pub lication of unjust and unwarranted ar ticle of which I was made the subject; promise also made to cease publication r' rest of series of lying stories ana make amends in Wednesday's issues; my feelings were outraged by publica tion as you may well know, and I feel convinced that the courts as well as public sentiment would sustain me. You need not go to the trouble of com ing across; may shortly see you." Young Mr. Croker said the dispatch was in response to one he had sent his father telling him he had intended to sail on Wednesday for England. . DENIED BY PRLMIER BOND. Newfoundland Not a Party to Fishing Modus Vivendi. St. Johns, N. F., Oct. 16. Premier Bond In an Interview to-day declared that the statements of the American press to the effect that the colony wa,s a party to the modus vivendl is a tissue of falsehoods. The premier asserts that the colony has conceded nothing, that she insisted upon her rights and had besought the imperial government to support them. The modus Vivendi, he says, was concluded against the protests of the colony of Newfoundland and the government did not sanction any of the concessions granted Ameri cans, but had exhausted every resource it could command in opposing the agreement, which atttitude of firm op position, he says, It does not intend to abandon, regarding the measure as de rogatory to colonial rights and laws. IN HODS OF JURY TO-DAY CONSPIRACY CASE AGAINST STANDARD OIL IN OHIO. Evidence All In Argument Progressed Yesterday for Four Hours Jury Has Yet to Hear Attorney Kline for the Defense Prosecution Maintains That There Has Never Been Actual Cessa tion of Trust of 1882. Findlay, O., Oct. 16. That the case of the Standard Oil company of Ohio, on trial for conspiracy against trade, will be In the hands of the jury to-morrov is predicted confidently to-night. by at torneys for both sides. The evidence Is all in, and argument progressed for four hours to-day. The jury yet has to hear Attorney Kline, for the defense, and the closing argument for the state by Attorney-General Ellis. Prosecutor David began his argument at 10 o'clock this morning, after two witnesses had testified for the state and the defense had closed Its case with the submission as evidence of a single document, the decision of the supreme court of the state declaring the defendant company not guilty" in the contempt proceed ings of 1900. Mr. Phelps followed Mr. David for the prosecution, and Mr. Troup occupied the balance of the day until after 5 o'clock in making the opening argument for the defense. The prosecution told the Jury that there never had been an actual cessa tion of the Standard Oil trust of 18822, as shown by the evidence, although the form of the organization had been changed. The defense made Its main point that, while the evidence showed all the so- called subsidiary companies to be own ed by the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, not one syllable of evidence had been adduced to show that the defend ant company was so owned. SUIT FOU $56,000, Brought Against Consolidated Boad for Death of Joseph Bertonl. Hartford, Oct. 16. A suit for $36,000 damages for the death of Joseph Ber tonl, who was killed by a train on the Shore line division of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad company, was tried before Judge Piatt In the United States circuit court here to-day. The action was brought 'by M. Fran cis Buckles', administrator of the estate of the deceased,) who was employed as a laborer by a contractor in construc tion work on the railroad a s hort dis tance from the station. QUICK PUNISHhtEM' FOR HAZING Midshipman Guilcr Given 200 Demerits for Light Offence. Annapolis, Md., Oct. 16.Midshipman R. P. iGuiler, jr., of Calais, O., to-day was given 200 demerits for hazing God frey De C. Chevalier of the fourth class. Guiler's offence was in going to Chevalier's room and applying a nlck nameto him. The punishment Is the maximum for light offences, and is the first to be' administered by Admiral Sands under the new law, which gives the superintendent of the academy au thority to deal with cases of a mild character. COMUTIOAS IN CUBA. Reports Show That Agricultural Opera tions Are Being Resumed. Havana, Oct. 16 Reports received here from all over the island show that agricultural operations are being grad ually resumed. 'There are no further signs of discontent, with the exception of complaints that some of flip mod, r- ate officials ought to be removed, FRENCH SUBMARINE LOST OFF BISERTA MEETS II Eli EhD WHILE GOING THROUGH PLUiGIKG F.X-PElllMENTSl Two Torpedo Boats and Three Tugs Now in Search of Her but Her Fate is Practically Certain Crew of the Ves sel Numbered Fourteen British Offer Quick Assistance Ship Built In lOOt. Biserta, Tunis, Oct. 16 The French submarine Lutin left this port this morning for plunging experiments. Sig nals receved at 10. o'clock to-night re ported her disappearance. Two torpedo boats and three tugs have gone In search of the submarine. No news of her recovery has been received. Paris, Oct. 16.-A1. Thomson, the min ister of marine, has received an official dispatch from the naval commandant at Biserta confirming the sinking of the submarine Lutin. The message says: "The submarine (Lutin, while exercis ing off the jetties, disappeared from the view of the accompanying tug. Search and dragging operations were begun immediately, and resistance was felt at a depth of 130 feet near the place where the Lutin sank." It now appears almost certain, ac cording to news received at a late hour to-night that the crew of the Lu tin has suffered a horrible fate, similar to that which overtook the crew of the submarine Farfadet here last year. The crew of the Lutin numbered fourteen men under ' command of Lieutenant Phoepon. Admiral Bellue, commander of the Tunis naval division, who went out on board a tug, returned at a late hour to-night, and said that owing to the heavy seas and the obscurity It was impossible to continue salvage op crations until dawn. The tugs and tor pedo boats, however, will remain near the place where the Lutin made her final plunge all through the night. One of these boats reports that Its drag en countered resistance as though a ves sel were lying at the bottom. The government salvage steamers be. longing to this port, which are at pres ent absent to assist In raising a French schooner wrecked on the coast, will re turn in the morning and participate in th work. The British consul-general here pro posed to the French resident general to telegraph to the British admiralty at Malta for salvage assistance. This of fer was accepted, and powerful salvage apparatus will be sent at once to the sceno of the catastrophe. The Lutin is a single screw steel sub marine hnat designed by Maugas, and built at Rochefort in 1901., She carries a complement of nine men. She is 135 feet long, with a diameter of nine feet, 6 Inches. Her displacement Is 185 tons, and her speed 12.25 knots on the surface, and 8 knots submerged. Her motive power Is derived from electric accumulators. Tho loss of the Lutin recalls the ca tastrophe to the French submarine boat Farfadet July 6, 1905, at the entrance to the port of Sidi Abdallah, Tunis. Commandant Rotier,, of the Farfadet noticed, at the moment of plunging, that one of the doors was" not closed properly, and rushed to try to adjust it. He was trio late, the water rushing In with force and throwing out the com mandant and two men. The boat sank. Fourteen men perished. The submar ine eventually was raised. Her machin ery and hull suffered no serious dam age. On March 18, 1904, the British sub marine Al was run down by a steamer while submerged near Portsmouth. All her crew were lost. On February 5, 1905, the British sub marine A6 sank off Queenstown, only one of her crew being saved. A third British submarine sank off Plymouth June 8, 1905, after an explo sion on 'board. Fourteen of her crew were killed. BIG MEETING IN NtW YORK. Democratic Organization Formally Op ens Its Campaign. New York, Oct. 16. The democratic organization of New York county for mally opened its cairfpalgn to-night with a big ratification meeting at Tam many hall. William R, Hearst, head of the state ticket, was not present, as he is touring up state, but the ticket was represented by Lewis Stuyvesant Chan ler, candidate for lieutenant governor of both the denweratic party and the Independence league. Former Congress man Edward Swan presided, and Mr. Chanler, Bourke Cochran, Senator Thomas F. Grady and others spoke. Not all w-ho wished to attend the meeting could be accommodated In the hall and overflow meetings were held outside. Take Control From D. & II. tAlbany, Oct. 16. After a protracted struggle lasting from 11:30 o'clock this morning until after 10 o'clock to-night independent stockholders of the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad company succeeded in taking the control of that company from the Delaware & Hudson company. The Albany and Susquehan na company elected an entire new board of directors. The members of the old board of directors were candidates for re-flection, but were defeated. I No Lenity for Lehnemnnn. Boston, Oct. 16. The United States authorities to-day refused to promise lenity as the price for James B. Lehne. maim, whose alleged connection with the smuggling of Chinese into dence and Marblehead resulted in his arrest In Halifax, N. S., last week, to return to this, country without offering kgal resistance. X O. O. F. STATE OFFICERS. Lester E. Wedge of Bridgeport Chosen Grand Patriarch. Stamford, Oct.. 16. Following are the officers elected by the Odd Fellows' state convention: Grand patriarch, Lester E. Wedge, Bridgeport; grand high priest, M. I. Smith, Bristol; grand senior warden, Moses Bretzfelder, New Haven; grand Junior warden, E. Pratt, Hartford; grand scribe, W. S. Hutch inson, New Haven; grana treasurer, William J. Berges, Stamford; grand marshal, G. Herbert Peck, Hartford. The retiring grand scribe, Frederick Botsford of New Haven, was present ed with a veteran Odd Fellows' jewel, which is given only after a member ship of fifty years in the ,order. Mr. Botsford is eigthy-six years old. At the close ofthis session the en campment was adjourned to meet next year at Bridgeport. WARNING TO FltkNfJH ARMY. Must Keep Out of Pnbllo Affairs Les son of Dreyfus Case, Villecroze, Department of the Var, France, Oct. 16. Minister of the Interi or Clemenceau in a speech here to-day, referring to the Dreyfus affair, said It was not only an innocent man who had been delivered from prison, but a re public which had been saved by being1 able to rid itself of traitors, adding: "We insist that the army keep Itself away from public affairs, and we will not allow it to place Its hands upon tho civil power." YALE DEFEATS COJHELL INTERCOLLEGIATE GOLF CHAM. PIOXSHIP ON AT GARDEN CITY. Yesterday's Play Confined to the First Bound of Match Tlay for the Team Championship Yale Disposes of Cor nell and Princeton Gets the Better of Harvard. 1 Garden City, L. I., Oct. 16. Intercol legiate team and Individual golf cham pionships will be decided this week during the tourney which began over the links of the Garden City Golf club to-day. . To-day's play was confined to the first round of mafkjh play for the team championship, Yale beating Cornell and Princeton getting tha better of Har vard. Only these four teams were en tered. Each team member played eighteen holes, the scoH'ig being count ed on the basis of one-halt a point for each hole up and a single point for each match. Yale shut out Cornell, which is a new applicant for team honors, by a score of 20 to 0, but the Ithacan players did Very well, Inasmuch as two of the six men broke even with their opponents. Princeton beat Harvard 15 to 2V&, Templeton Brings being the only one of the crimson team to win a match. To-morrow, In the final contest be tween Yale and Princeton, thirty-six holes will be played. The Individual contest will begin on Thursday, the final pair playing off for the title on Saturday. The summary: Yale W. E. Clow 0, R. A. Abbott 2, E. Knowles 3, D. Partridge 6&, W. W. Rowland 0, G. V. Rotan 8; total, 20. Cornell-C. B. Stull 0, C. W. Cornell 0, R. S. Owens 0, A. Josephy 0, G. H Adler 0, E. S. Ingersoll 0; total, 0. Harvard-H. H. Wilder 0, T. Brlggs 2V4. E. W. Clark 0, T. M. Claflln 0, W. Hlrknx 0, H. F. McNeil 0; total, 2Vfe. Prlnceton-H. J. Gee 3, W. T. West 0, R. Peters, jr., 2, B. W. Crockran 3V4, II. J. Vandyke 4V4, Barrows 2y2; total, 15. Si ILL DEADLOCK.!.!). Republicans of Fourth Senatorial Dis trict Fall to Nominate. Hartford, Oct. 16 The republican delegates of the Fourth senatorial dis trict, who failed to nominate at their first session after 150 ballots had been taken, met again here to-day and as expected are deadlocked. The candidates are Franklin H. May berry of East Hartford and S. H. Wil liams nf ninntnraburv. The Williams delegates attempted to Beat Henry Field or mevtrngton, who was elected at the town meeting, but who was represented in the convention a week ago by Olln L Wetherell, but the Mayberry delegates held together as they had done on every previous vote taken in the convention, all ef forts on the part of the Williams dele gates being fruitless. Maro S. Chap man told the delegates that during the recess he had consulted Senator Bulko ley and Mayor Henney, and it was their opinion that a delegate, who was represented by proxy, had the right to rpvoke the proxy at any time and take his seat in the convention, and Mr. Chapman moved that it be the sense of tho mootlnc that Mr. Field be seated. A tie vote resulted and the motion, was declared not carried. Republicans Nominate Democrat. r-hnnlln. Cint 1fi The reDUhllcnn fflll cus last night nominated Judge Burton M. Welch, a democrat, for representa tive, giving him 41 votes to 39 cast for Frank W. Martin, a republican. There was also a contest for Judge of probate, H. C. Barlow being named with 50 vote1? . . e ... T. T .. . - as against 3a cast ioi j.-. . juummic Seymour Man to Oppose Farrel. Ansonla, Oct. 16 At the convention of democratic delegates tromnhe Sev onteonth senatorial district which can vened at 3 o'clock this afternoon Frank G. Bassett of Seymour wasselected as the party candidate (to oppose Mayor Alton Farrel, tne ruou :an nominee, CONTENTS OF PAPER TO REMAIN A SECRET LITTLE DOCUMENT THAT HALT ID SIXTY MILLION DOLLAR HILL CONTEST. Secretary to Late Mr. Welghtman of Philadelphia Declares That Having Served Him for More Than Twenty live Yeurs He Sees No Reason Why He Should Violate His Conildcnce Now Because Mr. AVelg-htman Is Dead. Philadelphia, Oct. 16. Much interest has been aroused as to the nature of the mysterious paper which halted the Welghtman $60,000,000 will contest in the Orphans' court yesterday. Edward T. Davis, the confidential secretary of the late William Welghtman, said to day: "Before going into court yesterday I remarked to my wife, 'the will contest will not last as 'long as some people think; in fact it will end with my own testimony, if a certain paper written by Mr. Welghtman, to which I was the only witness, is still m existence, and in the possession of Mrs. Walker. This paper, If called for, and produced, will explain why Mr. Weightman made his daughter, Mrs. Walker, his sole lega tee In his will of 1895, and so conclu sively satisfy tha attorneys of Mrs. Wister that no codicil exists that they would most likely abandon the case.' This proves to be the result." When asked what was written on the paper Mr. Davis said: "Having served Mr. Welghtman for more than twenty-five years, I isee no reason why I should violate his confi dence now because he Is dead." The attorneys In the case would not discuss the paper to-day. Mrs. Jones-Wister, who was the wife of William Welghtman, a son of the millionaire chemist, but was remarried after the death . of the younger Mr. Welghtman, instituted the suit to set aside the will of Mr. Weightman, on behalf of her minor daughter. Under the terms of the will as probated, the entire estate was bequeathed to Mr. Weigh'tman's only surviving cnild, Mrs. Walker, j GO LI' AT IIAMILION. Dnrkness Stops Exciting Match Be tween Bycrs and Smith. Hamilton, Mass., Oct. 16. Five well contested matches 1n the invitation golf tournament at the Myopia Hunt club to-day brought the event almost to the finals with Walter J. Travis' of Garden City as one of the survivors. Darkness stopped an exciting match between Eben 31. Byers of Pittsburg, the na tional champion, and W. P. Smith of Philadelphia at the 19th hole this after noon and the playens will continue their contest to-morrow morning, the winner playing Travis a 36-hole match for the trophy. The best contest that reached a decl. slon was that between Travis and W, C, Chick of Oakley in the afternoon which the Garden City player won on the last green. The surpriso was the ease with which Byers put out Hugo R. Johnstone of the local club In the morning round, 5 up and 4 to play. Smith put out T. G. Stevenson of IMyopla in the morning play without difficulty, but Travis .found Arden 'M, iRobblns, his club mate from Garden Cltv, a strong opponent. The best match of the morning was botween two Boston players, W. C. Chick of Oakley and P. W. Whittemore of the Country club, Chick winning on the 17th green 2 up and 1 to play. Summary: Myopia invitation, s&cond round: W P. Smith, Philadelphia, defeated T. G Stevenson, Myopia, 6 up 4 to play. Eben M. Byers, Pittsburg, defeated H. R. Johnstone, Myopia, 5 up, 4 to play. W. J. Travis, Garden City, defeated A. M. Robbins, Garden City, 3 up, 2 to play. W. C. Chick, Oakley, defeated P, W. Whittemore, Country club, 2 up, 1 to play. Semi-finals: Byers and Smith even tip, 19 holes (unfinished.) Travis defeated Chick 2 up.' BllOUWEn MUUDER TRIAL. All the Testimony In Each Side to Sum Up To-day. Toms River, N. J., Oct. 16. When the court adjourned this afternoon at the trial of Dr. Frank L Brouwer for the murder of his wife Carrie, all the testi mony was in and it only remained for counsel to sum up and the Judge to de liver his charge. Each side will prob ably use two hours in the summing up to-morrow. Dr. iB. McLeane Forman, in his testi' mony for the defense to-day, said that there was not a single symptom In Mrs, Brouwer's case that could not be as. cribed to ptomaine poisoning. Mrs. Holmes Committed to Blooming dr.Ie. New York, Oct. 16. Mrs. Elizabeth M. Holmes, wife of William M. Holmes, of Brooklyn, who was arrested in Wash lngton last January while attempting to secure an interview with President Roosevelt, was to-day ordered by Judge Crane, of Brooklyn, to be committed to Bloomingdale' asylum as a paranoiac. The application for her commitment was made by her husband. Prominent Anarchist Captured. Odessa. Clot 1fi Tho "Anarchist Communist" nni-tv has Inst its most prominent 'partisan, Masurkin, who was captured to-day by the police, together with several other leaders of the party They will be tried by court-martial, JUDGMENT Stl ASlDt.. On. for (138,000 Made for Mrs. Ingersoll Reversed! t0n' Oot' le A Judgment for $138,000 In favor of Mrs. Eva Ingersoll, widow of Colonel RobertG. Ingersoll, given by a lower court, was set aside to-day by the United States circuit court of appeals. The judgment was given in a suit brought by Mrs. Inger soll to recover an amount alleged to be due for legal services by her hus band in the settlement of the estate of Andrew Davis, the Montana mining millionaire. The United States circuit court found for the plaintiff, holding that the fact that the will contest had been settled by compromise did no re lievo the Davis heirs who retained Mr. Ingersoll from paying for his services. The court of appeals holds that Colonel Ingersoll did not perform the services upon which his fee was contingent. namely, the successful prosecution of an aot to break the will. CHICAGO TRIBUNE NOT STINGY. Beturns Check for 95,000 Given It for Capture of Stensland. Chicago, Oct. 16. The Chicago Clear ing House association to-day sent to James Keeley, managing editor of the Chicago Tribune, a check for $5,000, the amount of the r-ward offered by the association for the capture of Paul O. Stensland, the former president of the Milwaukee Avenue State bank, who was arrested in Tangier. . The check was at once turned over to the receiver of the bank to be included among the assets. In addition to sending this check to the receiver of the bank the Tribune, which bore the entire expense incident to the pursuit, capture and return of Stenslandf has made a present to the taxpayers of Cook county of the total amount expended in the undertaking, whlch,amounted to another $5,000. LILLEY REPLIES TO ATTACKS CONGRESSMAX.AT-LARGE WILL GIVE OUT PUBLIC STATEMENT. Many Candidates Present at ComplI mentary Dinner In Republican Hall- Colonel Woodruff and Rest of State Ticket Detained In Norwich Colonel I. M. Vllmnn No Boss Says It Would be Impossible Exacted No Promises From Colonel Woodruff. Great enthusiasm and gooi feeling prevailed at the complimentary dinner tendered to the members of the ward committees and the registrars of voters i at Republican, hall last night. tThe only disappointment to those present was the absence of Colonel Rollln S. Wood rut!, and the other members of the state ticket. Chalrmani Michael Ke nealy of the state central commltee ex plained that their absence was due to a misunderstanding on the part of the republican managers in Norwich, who advertised a reception to them at a Norwich hotel last night, and their presence at a rally In that city which was addressed last night 'by Congress man Dalzell of iPennsylvanla. Colonel Woodruff was thus placed in a predic ament, and he decided to stay In Nor wich, feeling sure that his New Haven friends would approve his action. About 350 were in attendance at the banquet. Those seated at the main ta ble were Colonel T. H. iMacdonald, toastmaster; Congressman N. D. Sper ry, Congressman-at-large George L. Lilley of Waterbury, Colonel I. M. Ull man, Mayor John P. Studley, 'Major John Q. Tllson, Frederick L. Lehr, Judge Matthewson, Judge J. B. Ull man, John McCarty, President Henry Townshend of the board of aldermen, Frank Butterworth, Major, D. A. Blakeslee, Alderman Frank L Homan, Joseph O'Brien, John D. Jackson, Sen ator M. EL Chatfield, Highway Commis sioner James H. Macdonald, City At torney Simpson, Director of Public Works Coe, and Jacob Walter, the can didate for high sheriff. (Continued on Second Page.) ISCIifAii- FOR 11i:aHIG MEN. Engineers, Firemen, Conductors nnd Other Employes Bcnefltted. Readillng, Pa., Oct. 16. The Reading railway has decided to increase the wages of its engineers, firemen, con ductors, brakemen, yardmen and other employes of that class on aH divisions from 5 to 10 per cent, to take effect! October L FALLS DEAD OV FIELD. Sudden End of Student at Ohio Wes leyan University, Toledo, Oct. 16. Lewis A. Grlsler, of Paulding, a senior at the Ohio Wesley an university at Delaware and right end on the 'varsity football team, fell dead on the field this afternoon after running down a punt. Heart trouble was the cause. Military Expedition to Gather Taxes. Tangier, Morocco, Oct. 16. A mili tary expedition of considerable strength is at present being organized in Fez for the purpose of gathering taxes, which for four years have remained unpaid, from the turbulent tribes In the south. CHEAP COLOMST SATES TO CALI FORNIA. Via Washington-Sunset Route. Per sonally conducted excursion. Sleeping cars without change from Washington. Berth, $8.50. Southern Railway, No. 228; Southern Pacific, No. 170 .Wash ington street, Boston, SECUEIIY INSURANCE MAY CHANGE CAPITAL PROPOSITION TO DECREASE PAR VALUE OF SHARES PR OM $iO TO $25. The Directors Plan to Increase Num. ber of Shares Object Is to Restore Surplus and Increase the Capital Action the nesult of Losses Sustained In San Francisco Fire Proposal Sub mitted by Directors to Stockholders and Will be Considered, at a Special Meeting. The directors of the Security Insur- i ance company, through the president, John W. Ailing, have submitted the following letter, containing important proposals for the alteration of the com pany's capital, to the stockholders tor their approval: Security Insurance Company, New. Haven, Conn.. Oct. 15. 1806. To the Stockholders of the Security In surance Company: The directors ' of the company have certain propositions to submit to you for consderation and action. , Until the San Francisco fire in April of this year the business of the com pany had been very satisfactory. To give you some of the salient points: December, 1896, the total assets of the company were $755,666. December, 1905, in a period of nine years, they were $1,866,319, a gain of $1,110,653, of which the sum of $300,000 was from Increase of capital stock, leaving a gain in as ' sets of $816,653. The reinsurance reserve had increased from $380,067 to $934,545. ' ' The net surplus had Increased from $123,258 to $385,000. " . The annual net premiums had In creased from $524,087 to $995,208. The annual Income from investments had increased from $32,117.58 to $68, 168.28. Our losses by the San Francisco fire were not the result of bad judgmen.t We quote from the remarks of E. H. Harrison, the president of the London and Lancashire 'company, to the stock-, holders of that company, which lost heavily by that fire: , , ' . "This catastrophe,' in its origin and Its immensity, , has been quite beyond' all reasonable human calculations. San Francisco has been for many years past the most prosperous and wealthy city on the Pacific coast, with a magnificent harbor and trade relations . with the whole world. It has been a favorite place for insurance companies. The rates have almost without exception been maintained at a high figure, and It has often been our reflection that, when the rest of the United States was poor, the Pacific coast was the one bright spot. We commenced operating there in 1879, and have ever since trans acted a large and successful business, yielding steady profits. Indeed, I may say that the surplus on our underwrit ing in San Francisco for the last fifteen years has been nearly 30 per cent, on the premiums. "That there was a conflagration haz-, ard was recognized, 'by all underwriters, but we have had the most exhaustive reports made from time to time by' our best experts, and It was considered that a fire, if it were not nipped in the bud could, without much difficulty, have been confined within reasonable pro portions. Imagine a town half the size (Continued on Third Page.) SWEtPIXG L.y Dl CTM ENT. Returned Against the Standard Oil Company In Tennessee. Jackson, Tenn., Oct. 16. The grandi Jury of the special term of the United States district court, Judge John E. Mc Call presiding, late this afternoon re turned a voluminous indictment against the Standard Oil company of Indiana. The charge Is the transportation of oil at rates discriminating in favor of the Standard Oil company of Indiana. All shipments for three years are covered. The indictment contains 1,524 counts, each count constituting a separate of fense. The maximum penalty ;for each Is $20,000 fine and the minimum is $1,000.. The maximum total fine upon convic tion would reach $30,480,000; the mini mum would be $1,524,000. The document' contains about 500,000 words. , Continued Until November 6. St. Louis, Oct. 16. The hearing of tha, state's ouster suit against the Standard, Waters-CPierce and Republic Oil com panies was resumed to-day for the pres entation of testimony in defense but was continued until November 8. DECISION IOR CONSUMERS. Opinion of New York Court of Appeals In Gas Case Albany, N. T., Oct. 16. The court of ' appeals to-day handed down a decision holding that the supreme court of the state has the right to issue an injunc tion restraining the Consolidated Gas company of New York city from shut ting off the supply of gas to consumers who refuse to pay more than 80 cents per 1,000 cubic feet and affirming or ders granting injunctions in the test cases brought. The petition of the gag company was that inasmuch as tha constitutionality of the so-called 80 cent gas act passed by the last legislature was before the federal courts the su preme court of this state had no Juris, diction. O'Brien Defeats Both Men. Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 16.-n,TaclS O'Brien beat Cooley in tha third roun uid Trimble in. the ninth, round. Xor senator from Wis aif riet, i i