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PAGES TWELVE PAGES VOL LXX. NO 259 PRICE TWO CENTS. NEW HAVEN. COyy.. S ATUIiD AY OCTOBER 5iT J 90S THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. 1 INDEPENDENCE HEN ARE RULED OFF THE TICKET DECISION OF APPELLATE JDJ. VISION OF NEW YORK SU PREME COVRT. By It the Greater Number of Candidate Nominated by the League for Con gress, the Senate an the Assembly Are Removed Finding of the Court Based Solely on Technicalities Coun sel for the League Files Application With Court of Appeals. New York, Oct. 26. The appellate division of the supreme court review ing the decisions of the hoard of elec tions on contested nomination cases in New York county to-day handed down a decision removing from the ticket the greater number of candidates nom inated by the Independence League for congress, the senate and the assembly. In a few instances candidates named will have a place on the ballot for the reason that objection tio- their candida cy was not made within the prescribed time. To these will be added several against whom no protest was entered. In still fewer cases candidates "will have a place, not under the balanced scales, the emblem of the league, but In another column below a distinctive symbol. The decision affecting these local nominations are based on technicali ties, the petitioners in each instance falling to observe the letter of the law. Counsel for the league announced to night that they had filed an applica tion with the court of appeals at Al bany, and which tto-day took a recess until November 12, asking for a special session of the court, at which the rul ing of the appellate division may ' be argued. In another decision the appellate di vision upheld the contention of the league that as it was a corporation, its executive committee had the right to say who should he placed on the league ticket, the court holding that the only judiciary ticket to appear un der the balanced scales was the one authorized by the league managers. This bears the name of Matthew P. Breen for the supreme court and Judge Otto IA. Rosalsky for the court of gen eral sessions. This leaves the league's Judiciary ticket Intact except that Breen has declined' the nomination, causing a vacancy in the ten places for judges. The petitions In which the name of John J. Brady and Francis S. McAvoy had been substituted for thKifie of Breen and IReealsky were declared void by the court, but Brady, by this deci sion, Is allowed to have his name on the official ballot in another column end under a new emblem. The wholesale "removal of democrats and Independence league candidates whio ought to appear on the official bal lot under the emblem of the league, was based on the opinion of the court In which the five judges concurred, but only petitions of candidates for, a dis trict that is conterminous are legal. This Issue of "multiple petitions" was raised by counsel for the republican candidates and by representatives of the judiciary nominators. By the term of "multiple" or "com bination" petit;on Is meant a petition wherein a duly qualified voter writes his name as nominating more than one man, that Is, men for more than one office. A common form of such a peti tion was one wherein nominees were named for congress, the senate and as sembly. The argument f counsel for the Independence league before the court waB that to have had three sepa rate petitions drawn up and circulated would have involved great expense for independent organizations, and that, moreover, there was no necessity of compelling a citizen to sign his name three times to .separate petitions In stead of once to one petition. The court, however, held that such a combi nation petition was illegal and that the only petition which could be accepted as an Independent nomination was one (Wherein all of the signers nominated but one man. The only candidates that the decision declared had a right to be under the league emblem was Francis Burton Harrison in the Sixteenth congression al, James J. Frawley in the Twen tieth, Sena-tor Leopold Prince in the Twenty-secund assembly and J. Vin cent Ganley in the Twenty-fourth as sembly. PLAIN CLOTHES MEN TO CO. Bead of New York Department Orders Them to Don Uniform. New York, Oct. 26. A police order almost if not quite as sweeping as that of Wednesday, which directed the transfer of every police captain in the city save one, was Issued to-day by Police Commissioner Bingham. Under the new order every plain clothes man in the city will don a uniform at 6 o'clock to-morrow night, and in the fu ture the power of the captains in as signing any man to plain clothes duty rwlll be limited. The order threatens to do away with plain clothes men, other wise known as "ward men." Such ap pointments as are made must be made through inspectors. Reports, too, must be made of arrests and of the disposi tions of the cases by the magistrate. Many retirements fromthe force are looked for on account of the order. Many of the men have been on plain clothes duty for several years. Charters Named for Mayor. Ansonia, Oct. 26. Former Mayor Stephen Charters was named by the democrats to-night as their candidate for mayor of this city. They also nam ed candidates for representatives to the state legislature as follows: John C Vad and William J, Walsh. BRIAN AMD HEARST. No Explanation of Former Not Speak ing for Latter. New York, Oct. 26. Norman E. Mack, member of the democratic national committee, was asked to-day why it was that William J. Bryan was not going to make any speeches in this state in favor of W. R. Harst. Mr. Mack said: "I do not know that Mr. Bryan has been invited to make any speeches." "But he has been speaking in Indiana and other states for state tickets," a re porter told Mr. Mack. "I do not know anything about it," said Mr. Mack. "I did hear that when he was asked to speak in Connecticut he replied that all of his time for the campaign, was engaged." "Is Mr. Hearst responsible for the failure to invite Mr. Bryan to speak in this state?" was asked. "I do not know anything about it," Mr. Mack replied. KIT1GAKVS RETIREMENT. Not Believed Due to the Situation iu Sun Francisco. Tokio, Oct. 26. The allegation that the retirement of Midshipman Asahi Kltlfiraki. from iht naval npnflpmv nt- Annapolis, was due to the request of the Japanese embassy at Washington, is deemed here to be impossible, as the JaDanese eovcrnment hns rnrefullv avolded anything likely to prove objec- uonaoe to the united states, yi. Klti gaki's parents are without word from him, but it is believed his retirement was entirely voluntary, and in no way connected with the situation at San Francisco. RAILROAD MEN IN BIG MOTE HlGIItR WAGES AND SETTER WORKING CONDITIONS Wanted for AH Classes of Trainmen Official Announcement at Headquar ters of the Brotherhood of Engineers in Clevelnnd Consolidated Road Con cerned With Other Eastern Systems. Cleveland, Oct. 26. The Plain Dealer to-morrow will say: "It was officially announced at the headquarters of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers In this city yesterday that requests had just ' been made, not only to the 'lines west of Chicago, but also to a number of the big eastern systems for higher wages and better working conditions for all classes of trainmen. It was said that similar requests would probably be made by that brotherhood to every oth- ; er railroad in the United States between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Among the railroads east of Chicago ! to which the Brotherhood of Locomo- j tlve Engineers has presented requests j are the New York Central, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, Erie, Nick el Plate, and New York, New Haven and Hartford. The requests made by the engineers i Include a revised and higher wage scale for all the men In all classes of j the service, passenger, freight , and j yard engines, and beetter working con- j dltlons looking toward shorter hours : for a day's work. On a number of the i western roads the engineers have re- j quested that scientific tests for deter- j mining the condition of their 'Vision be ' abolished and that field ir practical j tests be established instead. Although the requests made by the engineers is entirely independent of j those made by the Brotherhood of Rail-1 road Trainmen, Switchmen's union, or j any other organization, these latter ; employes feel greatly strengthened in their demands. In presenting their requests to the various railroads the engineers asked the managements to grant them confer ences, but no time limit was set. Grand Chief Warren S. Stone of the Brotherhood of 'Locomotive Engineers said: "The wages of engineers and other train employes have not Increased In comparison with other classes of la.bor, and in the meantime 'the requirements and duties of railroad men have more than doubled in the last ten years." BOY POUND DRUMC, Discovery Leads to Unearthing of Band Headquarters in Summer Home. Greenwich, Oct. 26. Through the find ing by Dr. L. F. Jones of a nine-year-old boy, said to have been at the time very much under the Influence of liquor, near Rock Ridge, and which the doctor reported to the police, the authorities have discovered that a party of small boys have been using the summer home of C. B. Reed, a wealthy New York publisher, as their quarters and have been making themselves thoroughly at home there, to the detriment, It is claimed, of the house and its furnish ings. Dr. Jones says he took the lad to his office and revived him. The boy was then placed under arrest. His name is Frank Martin, nine years old. Another boy, Albert Holland, ten years old, was later arrested. When ques tioned by the police the boys, it is said, accused almost every other small boy in town of belonging to the band. The authorities say that to all appearances the band of boys have been occupying the place for some time and have done damage estimated at between $1,500 and $2,000. A rigid investigation is being made. Cortelyou to Retire as Chairman. Washington, Oct. 26. Postmaster General George B. Cortelyou will retire from the chairmanship of the republi can national committee before he be comes secretary of the treasury in suc- 4 cession to Secretary Shaw, WORK DF THE RIVAL CANDIDATES YESTERDAY IIVGHES ADDRESSES THREE LARGE AUDIENCES AT CITY OF CORX1XG. Decries Effort to Make Fcople Believe That All American Business Life is Base Keeps After Hearst and His Papers Latter Receives EnthiiNiantlc Reception in All Albany Also Ad dresses Fine Crowds at Troy and C:.hous. Corning, N. Y., Oct. 26,-Charles N. Hughes, the republican candidate for governor, came to Corning to-day, held a reception of one hour in the late af ternoon and to-night addressed three large audiences. Mr. Hughes spent all ot the early af ternoon at Bath, where he addressed two good sized crowds. In one of his addresses he said: "I have been ordered to the front In this campaign and I have re-ponded to what I believe to be a call of duty. The Union must ever be preserved. "It is not a call to arms, but it is a call to think; it is a demand upon in telligence; it is a domand for a sober consideration of public questions. , The issue in this campaign is simply whether the good sense of the people of this state shall triumph. It is a shame to find an effort, an ef fort organized, an effort which some think may possibly be conducted suc cessfully,' to make the people of this country think that all business life is base, that all those who are in control of great enterprises are plunderers and bandits, that there is nu wholesomenesw in American life. I tell you It is false. Mr. Hughes also declared he was still awaiting for his opponent to answer his question m to whether "the Hearst newspaper corporations are good clti zens and pay their taxes." r He further declared that while' he believed in economy, he wjuld see to it( if elected governor, that no law on the statute books should lack of enforcement for want of a man or a dollar to enforce it. HF.AHST JM ALBANY. One of the Best Welcomes During; Vp- State Trips, , Albany, N. Y., Oct. 26. Nowhere in his several up-state campaign trips haij William R, Hearst, democratic and independence candidate for governor, had a more enthusiastic welcome than that which he received here to-night. , What might have been a tragedy oc curred just before Mr.- Hearst arrived at Troy in the collapse wf a temporary platform in front of the theatre with quite a crowd of people. So far as is known no one was seriously hurt. Af ter the Troy meeting Mr. Hearst went to Oohoes, returning thence to Albany. He will return to New York late to night. "I feel confident," said Mr. Hearst at Albany, "that two-thtrdu of the people of Greater New York are In favor of this movement to wrest the control of government from the trusts and the great public service corporations which now control it ill their own interests, and restore it to the hands of the peo ple to be conducted for the greatest good of the greatest number. "The question merely Is Whether two-thlrdis of the people of New York will be able to- accomplish anything against the great aggregations of capi tal which control not only the machine ry of parties, but the machinery of government n nearly every depart ment. The men who have been put into office and who hold the power wf office were put there by the trusts and stand ready to serve the trusts to the last desperate extremity. "I think the election in Greater New York this year will be won by from 150,000 to 250,000 if the people are not by some treachery deprived of their rights as citizens. "I believe that the majority will be somewhere about the majority in the whole state, as I do not think the re publican party will be able to bear Its load of popular condemnation and stagger to the Harlem river with any majority at all. "I warned the peiiple last year that immense sums would be used to defeat them; that the great trusts and corpo rations would go to any length to de feat' them. "To-night I solemnly warn the people of this state that even more desperate measures will be taken by the corrupt corporations at this election. WILL AOi' DOWN. Troublesome Fisheries Problem Brings Forth New Trouble, St. Johns, N. F Oct. 28. A new trou ble has been Injected into the fisheries question because of the fact that the American fishermen who have just ar rived at Bay of Islands, refuse to be bound by the compact entered Into by their countrymen who preceded them to Newfoundland waters and the colo nial fisherfolk, under the terms of which the Americans agreed not to use purse seines and the colonials contracted not to fish at night. Captain Anstruther, of the British cruiser Brilliant, and A. B. Alexander, the United States govern ment agent, who is on board the Amer ican naval tug Potomac, are endeavor in gto arrange another compromise be tween the discontented fishermen. Will be There Connecticut Day. Norfolk, Va., Oct. 26. The James town exposition management was to day notified that Troop B, Governor's Guards, of Hartfurd, Conn., will hold their annual encampment at the Jamestown exposition from October 12 to 20, 1907, being here on Connecticut day, October 16, with other military companies from that state. P PO 1NT1VE A O. V. W. OFFICERS. Announced by the New Grand Master AVorkman. Naugatuck, Oct. 26. William C. Hard, the newly-elected grand master workman of the Ancient Order of Unit ed Workmen, to-day made public his list of appointive officers as the result of the meeting of the new executive board in New Haven last night. ; The appointments are as follows: Advisory counsel John Currier Gal lagher, of New Haven. Grand medical examiner Dr. Frank H. Wheeler, of New Haven. ' Committee on laws and appropria tionsJohn Currier Gallagher, Joseph A. Garde, of Hartford, and Alexander Arnott, jr., of South Manchester. SAIHT SA ENS SICK ON SHIP, French Composer Arrives After an Un comfortable Voyage. New York, Oct. 26. Camllle Saint Saens, the French composer, arrived here to-day on the steamship La Prov ence, from Havre. Mr. Salne Saens suf fered throughout the voyage from a severe cold and sore throat, but was re ported to be much improved to-day. He expects to be able to fulfill his Americ an engagements except that at Boston on Tuesday next which has already been cancelled. His first appearance will be in New York next Friday night. RALLY AT REPUBLICAN CLUB i A CANDIDATE F. S. BUTTER WORTH MAKES ! XCIiLLENT ADDRESS. Has No Patience With Hypocritical Legislators Will Stand for All the People Congressman Sperry Declares Campaign Important One F, W. Orr Jumps on Ward Committees Two Big Bailies to be Held Next Week, A rally of Eighth ward republicans was held at the Young Men's Republi can club last night and was well at tended. The principal speakers were Congressman N. D. Sperry, Frank S. Butterworth, candidate for senator in the Eighth district, and Frederick W. Orr. Alderman Johnson; presided. Congressman Sperry was the first speaker. He said that the- coming elec tion was an Important one, both na tionally and In the state. The voters cannot afford to lose the advantages gained them by the Dingloy tariff. The chief aim of the democrats is to destroy the tariff and to lower--wages. The Dlngley tariff and the prosperity it brought, he said, was not the result of chance. It represented hard labor by the republicans. The democrats, are trying to get the control of the next house In order that they may prevent President Roosevelt from, carrying out his splendid Ideas. The remarks of the congressman were loudly applauded. Frank S. Butterworth was next In troduced and made a speech which was full of sound sense and was well receiv ed. After saying a few words in praise of the good work done by the Young Men's Republican club In arousing the enthusiasm of voters and making the formerly democratic city of New Ha ven republican, Mr. Butterworth said: "Although the primary motive of the campaign Is to get its candidates Into office, there Is something back of the party which Is far more Important and makes the party worthy of the support of all good citizens. Blind loyalty is a good thing If the voter Is being led in the right direction. It has been shown In both parties, but the republican par ty has made it Impossible for any man who votes according to his conscience to vote for the democratic party. "The democratic party has shown that it Is without good leaders, and that It has no permanent or strong princi ples. It exists merely to kick against existing conditions, whatever they have been, are or may be. The party that is always kicking cannot do well for the country. "In the past history of the two par ties men have appeared on both sides who were conspicuously brilliant In their principles. The republican party has now forged ahead. It has not only produced the material welfare of our people, but, what is of more import ance, has interested. Itself in their so cial and moral well-being. The party has taken up the evils that naturally result from material prosperity. To get money is a good thing, but to get it for (Continued on Second Page.) NEW YORK HOTEL URAGEDY. Man Takes Life of Woman and Then ' His Own. New York, Oct. 26. Murder and self nnded to-night the lives of a man and woman who were registered at the Hotel Grlffou, a downtown hos telry, as Mr. and Mrs. Sinclair, of Bur lington, Vt. The bodies were found in a bedroom to-night The woman had been shot through the breast and the man died from a bullet wound In the head. The right hand of the man clasp ed a revolver of large calibre. From cards and papers later found in the room of the couple it appears that the man was Louis G. Hampton, of Highland, N. Y., and that the woman was his wife. Moron Challenges Guild. Boston, Oct. 26-John B. Moran, gu bernatorial candidate of the Democrat ic, Prohibition and Independence League parties, to-night issued a chal lenge to Governor Curtis Guild, repub lican candidate for re-election, to meet him in a joint debate. Mr. Moran's challenge ii a lengthy one and specifies thirty-five different points tj- be debated. S1ETCALF DISPATCHED TO 'FRISCO TO INVESTIGATE WILL MAKE FULL REPORT OA SITVATION AFFECTING JAPANESE. Will Leave Washington To-day Presi dent Anxious to Obtain at First Hand From a Cabinet Officer Full Informa tion Affecting Every Phase of the Subject Every Effort Within Tower of Administration to See That Treaty Rights Are Respected. Washington, October 26. President Rioosevelt to-night directed Victor H. Metcalf, secretary of the department of commerce and labor to proceed to San Francisco to-imorrow, and make a thorough and complete Inquiry into the situation affecting the expulsion of Jap anese children from the schools provid ed for white children, and the deter mination to place Japanese children In separate schools. The president is anx ious to obtain at first hand from a cabinet officer full information affect ing every phase of the subject to the end that whatever action Is taken by this government may be after an accur ate understanding- The president feels that every effort within the povter of the administration should be exerted to see that all the treaty rights claimed by the Japanese for its people residing in the United States should be respected and pro tected. The determination to send Sec retary Metcalf to San Francisco was one of the results of the request made by Viscount Aoki, the Japaanease am bassador, who, at a conference with Secretary Root yesterday asked In be half of his government that the Jap anese subjects in California be accord ed their full rights under the treaty of 1S94, Including that of the children to attend the public schools of San Fran cisco. This request was the subject of a very long and earnest discussion at the cabinet meeting to-day, when the conclusion was reached that the best thing to do was to send Mr. Metcalf to California to secure personally all the data which could have any possible bearing on the situation. The dispatch of a cabinet officer on such a mission, It was argued, would demonstrate to the Japanese the evident sincerity of this government In dealing with the whole subject, and Its desire to show that every effort is being made to get at the facts. Mr. Metcalf will leave Washington to-morrow. Every facility will he put at his command. to make his investigation as thorough as possi ble,, as the president Is anxious to have the inquiry conducted with all possible expedition. It Is hardly likely that any report from Mr. 'Metcalf will be avail able before the president leaves qn his Panama trip, although Mr. .Metcalf may send some of. his Information by telegraph Boon after he arrives In San Francisco. It Is hoped by the adminis tration officials that the expressed de sire of the administration to secure the treaty rights of the Japanese will tend to allay the antl-Amerlcan feeling in Japan until the whole matter is diplo matically adjusted. During his Investigation Mr. Metcalf will, if he finds it necessary, communi cate with Governor Pardee of Califor nia, the acting mayor of San Francis co, and with the authorities of the school board who have direct charge of the schools In which the Japanese pu pils have been denied admission. He also will consult with the Japanese con sular officers In San Francisoo, and other sources of information. The Inquiries to be instituted by Mr. Metcalf are supplemental to the steps initiated in Ban Francisco yesterday by direction of the department of justice to compel the authorities to receive (Continued on Second Page.) UltS OS 1HK MOVI', To Try to Induce Cehyennes to Join Them in Raid. Sheridan, Wyo., Oct. 26. Word reaches here- that the "Utes are now moving, and are headed northwest to wards the northern Cheyennes, whose reservation' Ilea about fifty miles east of Fort Custor, Montana. It Is said that their purpose is to induce the northern Cheyennes to join them in a raid. Last night 1,200 rounds of ammuni tion were shipped fnoim Fort McKenzle to Major Greerson, who is in command of the Tenth cavalry. To reach them he will go down the Little Powder river.. Colonel Rogers, In command of the Sixth cavalry from Fort Meads, has not been heard from since leaving the post, but It is said that as early as -Saturday afternoon the two commands will reach the Indians, where co-operation is expected between thetwo regi ments. . In thetwo commands thereare ten troops of cavalry about 600 men be sides the officers and teamsters. Additional supplies have been for warded to each regiment. AST1-H t.ART APPEAL, Some Rochester Democrats Urge Voting - for Hughes. Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 26. Nearly one hundred prominent democrats of this city and county, headed by George Raines, W. F. Balkam and J. R. H. Barnum have signed the following ap peal: "We, democrats of this county of Monroe, hold that the action of the so called democratic convention at Buffa lo was a betrayal of the party, binding upon no one; and we urge all demo crat for the honor of the state, and in o-T that the punishment of those who have betrayed the party may be as effective as possible, to vote for Charles B. Hughes, the republican can didate for governor." GORKY AT NAPLES. Impossible to Foretell Duration of Rus sian Crisis. Naples, Oct. 26.-JVIaxim Gorky, ac companied by (Mme. Anrlrle-ra. nm-Ivprf here to-day from New York on board me steamer Prinzess Irene. Questioned regarding the present sit uation in Russia M. Gorky said he was not in touch with Russian events, but he had good reason, to believe the Rus sian situation had been exaggerated in the foreign press. He said it was im possible to foretell the duration of the present crisis, and that he did not think the next parliament would be re actionary. He said he would never serve as a delegate to the. ower house, even if elected. He plans to help the Russian people with his literary work, believing this influence to be more usel ful than any he might exercise in par liament. YOU1SGEST SOLDIER OF WAR. Controversy Seems Settled In Favor of Perry Byan. Washington, Oct. 26. The controversy as to who was the youngest soldier of the civil mar probably has been settled in favor of Perry Byan of. Seattle, Wash. Ho enlisted as a drummer boy in Company D, Twenty-ifourth Iowa volunteers on August 22, 1862, at the age of nine years, tenmonths. He was born October 22, 1852 in Kane county, Illinois, but enlisted from Mt. Vernon, Iowa. After serving nearly a year he was honorably discharged on a sur geon's certificate of disability. The pension office has investigated Byan's papers and found that his representa tions are correct. He will 'receive a tidy sum as back pension. GROWS WORSE AND WORSE. MORE SENSATIONAL TESTIMONY IN THE HARTJE CASE, Clifford Ilooe, the Former Negro Coach man for Family, Reiterates Charges of Intimacy With Mrs. Hartje Made in His First Disposition and Which He Contradicted in a Second De clares He Was Coerced by Detectives. Pittsburg, Oct. 26. The testimony of fered to-day In the trial of Clifford Hooe, a negro and former coachman of Augustus Hartje, charged with perjury in connection with the recent Hartje divorce case, was the most sensational and revolting since the Hartje domestic troubles were brought to public atten tion. Hooe reiterated the charges of in timacy made in his first deposition and said he had been coerced Into making a second deposition which Is an absolute denial of the first. . The negro said that when he was ar rested in East Liverpool, 0., by a num ber of private detectives they used him roughly, and that while he occupied a cell in jail one of the detectives had pointed a revolver at his head. He was told, he said, that a large crowd of angry men were awaiting his return to Allegheny county and he would be lynched unless he confessed that the charges of intimacy against Mrs. Hartje were false. Hooe said that the threats frightened him Into a confes sion which he later signed In this city while intoxicated, the liquor, he said, having been purchased by the detect ives. The negro also testified to having received considerable sums of money from John L. Welshons, a friend of Mr. Hartje, but said that he merely bor rowed it. Hooe was put to a severe cross-examination by Assistant District Attorney Robb. Finally the negro broke down, crying out excitedly: "You got me all excited and tangled up. Don't ask me so many questions at once. Ask me slowly and I'll answer you like a man." "Then hold your head up, look the Jury in the face and answer me like a man," said Attorney Robb. Further on in the cross-examination Hooe exclaimed: "Oh, you've got me all tangled up." "So you're tangld?" 1 "Yes, I don't know half the time whether I'm In Pittsburg, Washington, New York, Montclair or anywhere." "Were you tangled up when you made that statement in Mr. Ferguson's office about Mrs, Hartje?" "No, the pressure was not so strong," said the defendant. Attorney Robb, County Detective Robinson and the district attorney's stenographer were also wlnesses, Mr. Robb told of a second confession made by Hooe to him, which was to the effect that Hooe had never been Intimate with Mrs. Hartje. He was corroborated by th,1! county detective and the stenog rapher. When court adjourned until to-morrow Hooe was still on the stand. A. F. HOWE FOR MAYOR. Nominated by the Democrats of Derby- Last Night. Derby, Oct. 26. A. F. Howe was nominated for mayor by the democrats here to-night, defeating his opponent for the nomination by 257 votes. Mr. Howe is a well-known newspaper man. Veteran Killed by Train. Middletown, Oct. 26. Michael Hor chan, aged sixty-five, was struck by a light engine near the passenger station here to-night and died of his injuries half an hour afterwards. He was a one-armed veteran of the civil war and had been for some time at the Soldiers' home at Noroton. He was spending ls furlough with relatives here. COMITTEE ON FOOTBALL ROLES III LONG MEETING CONSIDER CHANG fS SUGGESTED AT COAFERENCE OF OFFIC IALS RECENTLY. Question of Prohibiting Drawing Back Men From the Line to Carry Ball on Interference Proves the Most Knotty Pratt Institute Formally Renounce the Game Statement That th New Rules Have Served to Make It More Brutal Than Ever. New York, Oct. 26. A protracted meeting of the inter-collegiate football rules committee was held to-night at the Murray Hill hotel, as the result of a conference of football officials twior weeks ago when the new rules were discusaed. The gathering to-night was to finally settle a number of suggested miner alterations in the rules. Of the fourteen members of the committee, nine were present. Including Walter Camp, Yale; ex-Lieutenant Charles Daly, West Point; C. W. Savago and William T. Reid, Jr., Harvard. The question as tt the rule prohibi ting drawing back men from the rush; line to have them carry the ball or in terfere proved the most knotty one of the meeting. At , midnight Mr. Reld said that no account of the proceedings would ba given lout, but that he -would. issue a statement later. DROPS FOOTBALL GAME. Prntt Institute Declares It Has Bee Brutalized by New Rules. New York, Oct. 26. Pratt institute iq Brooklyn has decided to drop football. This1 decision was reached at a meet ing of the executive committee of the Institution last night, and was partly the outgrowth of the game played with Princeton a few weeks ago. One of the Pratt players, whose name is not divulged, was injured In that contest, and has not yet recovered. Pratt's ast game will be played at Lakeville, Conn., to-morrow when the team meets an eleven from Hbtchkiss school. Dr. Voorhees, physical Instructor at Pratt institute, in discussing the ac tion of the executive committee to-day, said: ' . "Wo. find that the' game has been brutalized to such an extent that a Player has to be practically a prize fighter to endure the knocks. I doubt if any of our best scrappers could' be induced to take a chance on a game as it is played to-day. The open play, with sturdy ends ready for a tackle on any portion of the body. Is a great menace." , Y, M. C. A. A VXiLlARIES. Officers Chosen at Closing Session ot State Conference, .Waterbury,. Oct. 26. Officers . were elected at the closing day of the state conference of the Women's auxiliaries to the Young Men's Christian associa- tion as follows: Chairman, Mrs. A. F. Smith, of New London; vice-chairman, Mrs. Berlin W. Tinker, of Waterbury; secretary, Mrs. M. S. Pennoyer, of New -Haven; treas urer, Mrs. A. C. Bushnell, of New Ha ven. Together with the officers the execu tive committee is made up as follows: Mrs. J..W. Harvey, of Torrington; Mrs. G. E. Summer, of Bridgeport; Mrs. N. L. Bishop, of Norwich; Mrs. J. A. Clark, of Ansonia; Mrs. C. H, Hull, of Hart ford, and Miss Mary F. Mtmson, of Guilford, The treasurer's report, as read by Mrs, A. C. Bushnell, showed that $122.20 was received durlrig the year, and that after paying expenses there is still J3S in the treasury. The morning's programme openea with a devotional period, which was in charge of Mrs. W.; R. Downs, of New Haven. Following this a discussion took place in work being performed In, the various cities. Afterward Rev. John, H. Bell, D. D., of New Britain, read an address on "Women's Efficiency as Dis closed in American History." A sum mary of the convention wa given by Robert S. Ross, secretary of the Y. M. C. A., after which the convention ad journed. COAYEATIOS OF W. C, T. U. New Crusade Slogan That Will lie echo Around the World. . Hartford, Oct. 26. A new crusade slo gan of the Women's Christian Temper, ance union was born here to-day at the opening of the national convention of that body. It emanated from a criti cism, made during the world's conven tion in Boston, that the organization was weak in its plauditory outbreaks, but after to-day's demonstration such a claim will have no basis in fact. This new cry, say the delegates, is destined to echo round the world. . . Led by a gray-haired woman, the 400 delegates and their friends arose in, Parsons' theater, and after a little coaching filled the auditorium with "White Rlbboners! White Ribboners! Hurrah!" This outburst, the most pro nounced of the session, .was tmlce evok ed, first when it was announced that the net gain In membership for the year was 13,10S, and again when Mme. Kaji Yajima, president of the Japanese W, C. T. U., bade farewell to the convene tion. Reform of Spanish Army. Madrid, Oct. 26. The minister of wai to-day Introduced a bill Into the cortea calling for the complete reforming ofi the army and bringing it up to modern requirements.