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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
"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."
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
Announced by the New Grand Master
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.
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.
i A
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
"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.)
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.
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.)
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
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.
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."
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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." ,
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
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
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

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