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VOL LXX. NO 272 PRICE TWO CENTS. GEN. SHAFIEit'S DEATH 1IM1Y EXPECTED GROWS GRADUALLY WORSE FA UX, HIS CONDITION BE. COMES ALARMIKG. Acute Pneumonia Saps His Vitality Expert Called from Snn Francisco Unable to Do Anything for Stricken Veteran Oxygen Being Administered to Prolong Life Members of Family Surround Bedside. Eakersfleld, Cal., Nov. 11. With the doctors having given up hope, Major General William R. Shatter, U. S. A., retired, to-night is making a heroic struggle against death at the ranch of Captain William H. McKittrick, his son-in-law, twenty miles from Bakers field. For six days the veteran has been confined to bed, tout not until Fri day was it known to the attending phy sicians that acute pneumonia was sap ping the life of the patient. Dr. Hartz stein of San Francisco arrived this morning, and after a consultation de cided that his efforts would be of no ' avail, and returned to San Francisco. A supply of exygen, medicine and a trained nurse were ordered from San Francisco. These arrived to-night. During the day General Shatter grew worse gradually, and this evening his conditon was alarmingly critical. Mes sages of sympathy from friends in all parts of the United States have been pouring into Bakersfield all day. At 5 this afternoon Dr. IA. Schaefer, of Bakersfield, made the following statement, concerning the condition of Major General Shatter: "The general is constantly growing worse. He Is approaching a general breakdown, and unless a radical change occurs within the next two hours, all hope must be abandoned. "His temperature is 102.8 and his pulse 140." A t J. W. Frye, superintendent of, the McKrlttrick ranch, gave the following (bulletin of the condition of General Shatter to The Associated Press at, S:0 to-night. "': . "General Shatter's condition is alarm ing at present and the crisis is about to be reached." Doctors and members of the family are at the 'bedside. .. . GIGANTIC THEATRICAL TRU6T, Now In Process of Formation In Chicago ' ' ; Will Dictate Business. Chicago, Nov. 12. The Tribune to-day will say: The most gigantic theatrical combination In the world, of which the biggest syndicate now in existence will be but a part, is in iproeess of forma-, tion in Chicago. The new combination Is to include 350 of the most important theaters in the United States, will be represented in every city from New Torls to San Francisco and from Port land to New Orleans, will dictate mat ters Of bookings, tours of all big corn 's panies, and, in a word, do the theatri cal business of the United States, If not '' the world. Although the combination stfll is in the process of formation, the following interests are slated as those to go into it: Klaw & Erlanger, Daniel Frohman, Charles Frohman, Al Hay man, Nixon. & Zimmerman, Rich & Harris, and Orpheum circuit. It is estimated by some of the man agers who expect to go into the new combination that the properties con trolled by the corporation are worth far Jn excess of 150,000,000. According to present plans, a new corporation will be formed, probably under the laws of Illinois. Its capital stock will be placed somewhere between $50,000,000 and flOO, 000,000. TERMINAL IN NEW YORK. Consolidated Planning One on Site of Old Street Car Stables. New Tork, Nov. 12. The Journal of Commerce says to-day: According to reports, the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad Is planning to build a terminal on the site of the old Btreet car stables, bounded by . Fourth and Lexington avenues and Thirty-second and Thirty-third streets. It is sug gested in this connection that the rail road will run its trains between Manhattan and The Bronx through the Pennsylvania tunnell to Long Island City and then over the proposed Ran dall's Island bridge." BIG FIRE IN MOBILE, Starts nt Mldnitcht and Soon Docs $200,000 Damage. 'Mobile, Ala., Nov. 12. At midnight Are broke out in the big sawmill plant of Hierenymus Brothers, Madison and Water streets. A high wind was blow. ing and a general alarm, calling out the entire department, was turned in. The fire spread to the property of the Mobile Coal company, next south where the warehouse caught fire tout iwas extinguished. Sparks set fire to the mill of the Mobile Hardwood com. pany on the river front, destroying the plant yards. The fire is still spreading along the river front. At this time the probable loss Is $200,000. Sent Into Exile for Minor Offenses. Odessa, Nov. 11. According to ad. vices received here from Yekaterinoslav and Kishinev, 104 men were to-day sent into exile for minor political offenses Local governors are dismissing officials for refusing to leave the ranks of the constitutional democratic party and are promising promotion, with the alterna tive" of banishment, if the officials will attach themselves to parties friendly to . le government. POLITICAL SUPPRESSION. All Electoral Committees In Odessa and Provinces Affected. Odessa, Nov. 11. All the electoral committees in thia city and in the provinces have been suppressed and their functions have been transferred to the town councils. The arrange ments made by those committees have been cancelled, and their official post ers have been removed from the walls of Odessa by the police. These meas ures, which have for their object to prevent the mass of the people from partaking in the campaign for the election of members to the lower house of parliament have produced a painful impression here. The students of Odessa university elected their elec toral committee with the following poll: Social revolutionist candidates, 712; social democrats, 777; laborltes, 188; constitutional democrats, 167; govern ment supporters, 317; and Zionists, 105. TYPHOID AT WESLEYAN, John D. Day, Catcher of the Baseball Team, Stricken. Middletown, Nov. 11. Another case of typhoid fever, making six in all, has developed at Wesleyan university. The victim is John C. Day of Paterson, N. X, catcher on the Wesleyan base ball team. He was removed to his home yesterday. The outbreak is thought to have been due to the stu dents eating raw oysters. It was sup posed up to Friday of last week that the epidemic had been stamped, out. DENIED BY THE VATICAN REPORTS PREDICTING RUP TURE WITH SPAIN DISCUSSED. Authorltes Declare That the Differences With Madrid Have Been Very Much Exaggerated by the Spanish Liberal Press Backed Up by French Newi- , papers Situation Over Polish Ques tion Grows More Critical. Rome, Nov. 11. The Vatican denies the reports which predict a rupture be tween Spain and the holy see. Vatican authorities declare that the differences between them and Spain hav been very much exaggerated by the Spanish lib eral press backed up by Frenct newspa pers, and that the negotiations between iftome and Madrid are proceeding in a most friendly manner. It Is pointed out that all the members of the present Spanish cabinet are good Catholics. The situation between the Vatican and 'Germany over the Polish question is becoming daily more critical, and is even threatening to endanger the ex isting good relations between Berlin and the holy see. Germany insists that the Vatican must help it in repressing what it considers to be rebellion in Poland, while the Poles are counting upon the assistance of the pope. , The pope will be advised-in this matter by Cardinal Kopp, bishop of Breslau, and Cardinal Fischer, archbishop of Co logne, who are expected here shortly, Parw, Nov. 11. The Matin guaran tees the authenticity of a story to the effect that Monsignor Deramecourt saw the pope last summer and obtain ed his full approbation to form cultural associations in the diocese of Soisson. The moiKignor was dumbfounded when the encyclical forbidding compliance with the law of associations was read to the French episcopate. Mgr. Dera. mecourt has died since this reading. EXCAVATION OF HERCULANELM English Professor to Perfect Arrange. ments With Italian Government. Rome, Nov. 11. Professor Charles Waldenstein, professor of fine arts in Kings college, Cambridge, England, will arrive here shortly for the purpose of perfecting an agreement with the Italian government concerning the car. rying out of his project for the excava tion of the ancient city of Herculane- um. The proiessor s pians to mis ena have been accepted by the Italian gov ernment on the condition that the par ticipation of foreign countries in the work be only under the form of private contributions, and that there be no for eign official interference. Professor Waldenstein has secured the active co-operation of King Victor Emmanuel as president of his organ ization, as well as that of Emperor William. King Edward and President Roosevelt. The excavation of Herculaneum will be a gigantic enterprise. - The work of digging up the ancient city begun by King Charles III. in 1738, and it was continued under the direction of the Italian government in 1866. This ex cavation has always been attended with the greatest difficulty, as over the rums of the ancient city there stands to-day the town of Resina, with 20,000 inhab itants. Former Baltimore Fire Chief Dead Baltimore, Nov. 11. William C. M'c Afee. former state fire marshal and former chief of the Baltimore fire de. partment, died to-day from the effects of an injury sustained in the perform ance of duty in 189S. He was widely known to those interests d in fire fight Ins in all parts of the United States, He was forty-one years old. Hartford Man Takes Poison. Hartford, Nov. 11. Thomas Murphy, aged about thirty, took a dose of Paris green at a local hotel to-day with sui cidal intent, it is alleged. He is at the St- Francis hospital, where his recovery is expectca. NEW nAVEET, CONN., MONDAY NOVEMBEB 52 90fi POLL OF ERIE FIREMEN PTnilfC n! 31 VOTE PROBABLY WILL NOT Bl. KNOWN UNTIL TO MORROW. Committee Begins Its Canvass in New Jersey Engineers, Representing the Consolidated Rond and Several Other Systems, Hold Conference In New York Grand Chief Stone Present Refuses to Give Out Statement nt Close of Meeting. New York, Nov. 11. Whether or not there shall.be a strike of the firemen along the Erie railroad system because of the refusal yesterday of the officials of this company to grant the men's de mands for reduced working hours, is now being polled. To-day the fire men's grievance committee left the'lr headquarters in the Broadway cen tral hotel to take a poll of their fellow workmen. The committee began the canvass in 'New Jersey. The result of the vote probably will not be known until Tuesday. Grand Chief John J. Hannahan of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, spent a busy day holding numerous conferences with the grievance com mltteas from various branches of the Erie road. If the firemen vote to strike, 1,600 firemen on the road and 675 locomotive engineer, wno still carry firemen's union cards, will probably be affected. During the conferences to-day It is understood that the grievance commit tee explained that they presented their demands to President Underwood and General Manager Stuart and that those officials refused to make any conccs. sions whatever. A"- the headquarters to-day were also sixty engineers, representing the en gineers on the Erie, the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western, the New York Central, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroads. They held a conference, but its object could not be learned. Warren S. Stone, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, was present but after the meeting he refused to make any state ment. Besides the secret conference of en- gineers here to-day there was a meet Ing to-night of West Shore railroad engineers at Union Hill, N. J. It Is re ported that this gathering related to the -present ra)lroad situation. It was said to-night on good author. ity that the marine engineers employed on the tugboats and the ferryboats of the Erie railroad had formulated a peti tlon asking for an increase in pay of $20 a month, and that this demand will be pressed With the demands of the Erie firemen. Despite ail of to-day's developments E. W. Hurley, assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers, said that the Erie engineers were neither expecting nor desiring strike. He remarked, however, that the brotherhood was in an excellent condition to stand a strike, having $1 500,000 in its treasury, and that the fire men were about as well off. When asked what the engineers on the Erie would do If a strike of the firemen took place he said: "The engineers are under a contract with the company, which will not be broken unless the company demands It That contract cannot be nullified with out thirty days' notice being given by the side that wishes to withdraw. " MIS'llRiOUS CRIME. Prominent Young Man Refuses to Tell Name of His Murderess. Scranton, Pa., Nov. 11. Thomas Dougherty, a prominent young man o Dunmore, adjoining this city, died in the state hospital here to-day as the result of being stabbed by an unknown woman last night. His death is one of the most mysterious in the history of the county. Dougherty died refusing to make any statement as to the iden. tity of the person who caused the fatal injury, but intimated that it was woman, and that he was to blame. In the brief statement that he made Dougherty declared that he was visit. ing a woman and that she stuck needle or a hat pin in him, after which he was taken ill. No one could giv any Information as to where Dougherty had spent the evening. The post-mor tem recealed that he had been stabbed wijh some fine instrument, and that it naa entered nis nean. The police are unable to discover any trace of Dougherty s whereabouts pre. vious to the time that the doctor was summoned. Coroner Stein to-night ordered the arrest of iMary Burke, a young Dun more woman, on whom Dougherty called on Saturday night. The woman has not yet been located. The coroner declarers that it was a hat pin that penetrated Dougherty's heart. Not In Eruption. Denver, Nov. 11. The Associated Press correspondent at Trinidad, Col went to Stonewall, N. M., to investigate the report that Mount Culebra was a state of eruption. He wires that the report Is untrue, that the smoke, Issu ing apparently from the summit of the peak, really comes from burning tim ber on the New Mexico side of the mountain. Successful Flight of New Balloon. Paris, Nov. 11 The immense dirigi ble balloon La Ville de Paris, construct ed by M. Deutsch, made its first flight successfully to-day. The balloon was in the air for one hour and covered a distance of twelve miles. FRENCH BIRTH RATE. Public Attention Again Called to Men ace of Its Falling Off. Paris, Nov. 11. Public attention again has been drawn to the national peril involved in the constantly diminishing birth rate by the publication of the vi tal statistics for 1905. The births in France this year numbered 807,292, showing a decrease of 10,937 from the total of 1904. The reason for this de crease is not to be found in a reduction of the number of marriages, in which the statistics show a slight increase over 1904, but it apparently arises from the aversion of the French people to raise large families. The National as sociation, which is studying this mat ter, has reached the conclusion that it Is necessary to inculcate the idea that any couple that raise more than three children merit and are entitled to pub lic gratitude and protection. DISPERSED BT POLICE. Rome Anarchists Attempt Celebration to Commemorate Chicago" Hangings. Rome, Nov. 11. Local anarchists at tempted to-day a demonstration to commemorate the hanging1 of the Chi cago anarchists nineteen years ago. They were dispersed by the police and many were arrestted. This demonstra tion coincided with the anniversary of the birth of King Victor Emmanuel. RUMOR OF ASSASSINATION PARIS HEARS THAU KING AL FONSO HAS BEEN KILLED, London Report from Madrid, However, Soys the Story is Without Fpundo tlon King and Qneen, According to Recent Dispatches, Have Been Spend ing a Few Days at Malaga. Parlfl, Nov. 11. There Is a persistent rumor in circulation here to-night that King Alfonso of Spain has been assas sinated upon his arrival in Madrid. 1 Lor don, Nov. ll.-The Reuter Tele gram company has received a dispatch from Madrid saying the report that King Alfonso has been assassinated is without foundation, Aoco: d'lng to the latest reports from Spain King Alfonso and Queen Vic toria have been spending a few days at Malaga, where 'they arrived on No vember 8. IA wording to the Malaga dispatch announolng their arrival the local police had been advised, before their majesties were due that suspect ed anarchists had suddenly disappeared from Barcelona and consequently the most rigorous precautions were , taken for the protection of the king and the queen during their stay in Malaga. All the houses in the istraets through which their majesties were to pass were care fully searched. When the king and queen arrived at Malaga they met with a cordial recep tion. They passed through the streets to the palace without any untoward In cident. On November 4 Alfonzo and 'his bride are reported to have attended mass on board the Spanleh cruiser Pe layo. It was the intention the royal pair to return to Madrid at the expiration of their stay in Malaga. A rumor of a plot to kill King Alfon so was published In the morning pa pers of Madrid of October 23. Accord ing to this report a stout wire had been fixed across the high road at a point which his majesty -would have to pass on his way back to Madrid in an automobile. The wire was found short ly before the king's automobile was due and was removed. SPECIAL A M'OUKCEMENT, Change in Hours of Sale of Seats for Recital. Instead of opening both seat sales for the song recital toy Madame Louise Homer at 9 o'clock this morning, the Woolsey hall box office will open an hour later at 10 o'clock. As It has pre viously been announced that the two sales would open simultaneously this ann'ouneement'is important to the many who will want to get seats for the con cert on Thursday evening. The sale at the IM. Stelnert Sons company will open at 9 o'clock. Madame Homer's re cital programme and other details of the star's coming are announced in an other part of to-day's paper. DOMINION STEAMER ASHORE. Kensington Goes Aground Below Que becPassengers Transferred. Montreal, Nov. 11. The Dominion steamer Kensington Is reported ashore at Matan, 19 miles below Quebec. The Kensington was bound from Liverpool to Montreal. A snow storm was rag ing when the steamer struck. The Ken sington's passengers were transferred safely this afternoon. The ship is mak ing water fast. Mangled by Circular Saw. Putnam, Nov. 11. Cromwell Chase, of East Putnam, is in the Day Kimball hospital in a critical condition, terribly mangled as a result of an accident with a circular saw which broke while he was operating it. Spanish Generals Wounded. Valencia, Spain, Nov. 11. Generals Roldan and Castellanos were severely wounded to-day as a result of the ex plosion of a land mine during experi ments which were being conducted by yie military engineers. BOER UPRISING STORIES SCOUTED AS MOONSHINE OBJECT OF FERREIRA'S RAID BELIEVED TO BE KOBBERY AND PLUNDER. Agent General for Cape Colony In Lon don Does Not Attach Importance to the Affair Possible, However, That the Boer Outlaw Leader Will Obtain Some Adherents and Do Some Mis chief. Cape Town, Nov. 11. Advices receiv ed here from Upington, on the Orange river, say that the Boer raider Ferreira and his followers continue to intimidate the farmers of that region and have captured some traders and a few other persons. The raider? were thirty mllea north of Upington Saturday, when they were reported eleven strong and ac companied by a number of armed na tives. " ; Pretoria, Nov. 11. Captain Smuth, w-ho commanded a Boer detachment in the late war, says. that Ferreira and his men are meerly robbers and that the stories of a Boer uprising are purely moonshine. Considering the number of ne'er-do-wells who have recently come into the German territory it is sup pressing, the captain says, that similar occurrences have not been reported be fore. London, Nov. 11. Sir Thomas Fuller, agent general for Cape Colony In Lon don, attaches no Importance to the Fer reira raid. He believes the object to be robbery and plunder and eays the country where Ferreira and his men are operating is sparsely populated and the farm houses widely separated. It is not impossile, however, that Ferreira may obtain some adherents and do seme mischief. The Cape mounted rifles, Sir Thomas declares, are accus tomed to guerilla warfare and will have no difficulty In dealing with this situation. HEALTH OF WOULD'S ARMIES British Army First and American Sec ond In Death Rate. Washington, Nov. 11. The report up on the work of the medical department of the army by Surgeon-General B. M. 0'Rellly( which has Just been made public at the, war ,. department, goes with great detail into that service dur ing the calendar year; 1905, and also compares the health , of the different armies of the world, as far as possible, In view of the different conditions in each army. The United States and Great Britain are the only .countries whose, statistics include that part of the army serving outside of the home country. . Many of the countries have a low death rate because their sick are promptly discharged or retired and die out of the service instead of on the sick report. The highest rate of admission to the sick report is held by the Dutch army, whose rate is 13.21 per thousand men, with the American army ranking sec ond, with 12.95, and the Russian army holding the lowest rate of 3.48 per thou sand men. The British army ranks first In the death rate, with 7.13 deaths per thou sand men, the American army having the next highest, 6.28. The Prussian army has the lowest rate, two per thou sand men. . ' LAST REVOLUTIONARY WIDOW. Mrs. Esther Sumner Damon Passes Away at Age of 03. Rutland, Vt Nov. 11. Mrs. Esther Sumner Damon, said to be the last sur viving widow of a soldier of the Revo lutionary war, died to-day at her home In Plymouth Union at the age of ninety-three years. She was married in 1835, when she was twenty:one years old, to Noah Damon, who was then seventy five years of age. Damon served through the Revolutionary war, having enlisted In 1775. Upon his death in 1853 his widow was granted a pension of $12 a month, and one year ago this was doubled. The Vermont chapter of the Daugh ters of the American Revolution has looked upon Mrs. Damon as a sort of ward, and has assisted In her support. The last legislature made an appropri ation of $200 for her. GENERAL BRUGERE COMING. Former French Army Commander-in-Chief to Tour World. Paris, Nov. 11. General Brugere, for mer commander-in-chief of the French army, will leave here shortly for a tour of the world. General Brugere's son is at present attending a military school in the United (States. While in Amer ica General Brugere will be the guest of President iBoosevelt. Norway's Sovereign's Arrive. Portsmouth, Nov. 11. The royal yacht Victoria and Albert, with King Haakon, of Norway, Queen Maud and Crown Prince Olaf on board, anchored off Spithead at a late hour to-night. King Haakon and his family will be the guests of King Edward and Queen Al exandra at Windsor castle during their stay in England. Balloon Travels Over Mt. Blanc. Aix Les Baines, Nov. 11 The balloon Milano. which was sent up from the Milan international exposition, has ar rived here after having traveled over Mount Blanc. TILE CARBIKGTQy PUELISnTJTG CO. HAD BOTH LFGS CUT OFF. Wallingford Man ts at Hospital In Critical Condition.' 3eorge L. Donovan of 147 Hall street, Wa llngford, had both of his legs cut off late Saturday evening by a train on which he was traveling from this city to Wallingford. Donovan had been passing from one car to another when he fell between two and was run over by the train. Both of his legs were cut off. H waa picked up in an unconscious condition about 7 o'clock Sunday morning and La.ii.ea to me iew Haven hospital. The doctors were unable to operate on him on account of his weak condi tion. His recovery is very much in doubt. Donovan is fifty-seven years of aee. in a machinist by trade and has a wife and two children. IN ROME TO PROTEST. Vigorous Campaign Against Giving Ar mor Contract to American Firm. Home, Nov. 11. A oommitte from the city of Terni, headed by the mayor of that place, has come to iRome to pro test against the placing of an order for armor plate for an Italian man-of-war with the Mldvale Steel company of Pennsylvania, and has been received by Premier Glolitti. The premier explain ed that the government was desirous of protecting and favoring national production, but not against the Interest of1 the state, and that national produc tion must put Itself in condition to stand foreign competition. ; KILLED BY PET BUCK DEER FATE OF HERBERT BRADLEY, A WEALTHY FLOUR EXPORTER. His Body Found on His Estate at Mont clalr, N. J Artery In His Hip Rip ped Open by the Horns of the Ani mal Fact Established by Examina tion of Antlers Which Were Covered With Blood. :( New York, Nov. 11. It was definitely established to-day at Montclalr, N. J that a pet buck deer killed Herbert Bradley, the wealthy flour exporter, whose body was found last night on his property there. Deputy County Physician Simmons, of Orange, found that Mr. Bradley's death was due primarily to the deer's ripping open an artery In his hip. The horns .of the buck, the largest one be longing to Mr. Bradley and his special pride, were found to-day to be covered with blood. Examination of Mr. Brad ley's body showed that the animal also attacked him with his hoofs. Mr, Bradley returned yesterday from a business trip to the west and was told that a great deal of shooting by hunters was going on in woods neai his estate. He started out to see if any hunters had broken into his grounds, and it was while Investigating that the buck attacked him. ! ' Bradley's place of business was In this city, but his home Is in a plcture esque spot between West Orange and .Montclair. He had done much toward developing the natural beauties of the section, and on his place which is thick ly wooded is a large mansion and a conservatory. He was an ardent hortl culturist. All the deer had been quite tame and Mr. Bradley was very fond of them. ) .Mr. Bradley's failure to return home to dinner after his having set out to see if his property had been trespassed upon by hunters, alarmed , his wife, who sent out the coachman to find him. A eunsory search of the place aid not reveal the owner and other ser vants and neighbors then engaged in a thorough hunt for the man. They discovered ,h'i9 body in. the most re mote cart of his grounds. He had been dead several hours. His legs were con. siderably lacerated and his clothes were torn and disordered. A' physician expressed the opinion that a ruptured blood vessel was the probable cause of Mr. Bradley's death. The servants and neighbors recalled that the buck had been in an excited etate all day, which they attributed to the frequent dls. charges of guns about the place. Mr. Bradley was forty-one years old and leaves a widow and two children. ACTIVITY OF VESUVIUS. Observer Does Not Think a Netr Erup tion Imminent. Naples, Nov. 11. The columns of smoke and ashes above Mount Vesuvi us diminished materially to-day. Na ples is entirely free of smoke. The wind is blowing from theeast. Slight deto nations were heard to-day, but the peo ple are reassured and in long proces sions, carrying images of the madonna and the saints, they, are re-entering their villages. In the churches the peo ple are returning thanks for their es cape from the dangers of an eruption. Ashes from Vesuvius are falling as far distant as Avellino, eighty miles away. Prof. Matteucci, director of the royal observatory on Mount Vesuvius, haa been called to Naples by the prefect. He confirms his statement made Sat urday that he does not think the pres ent disturbance to be the beginning of a new eruption. King Leopold 111. Brussels, Nov. 11. It Is declared here that King Leopold, of the Belgians, Is suffering from lumbago. In spite of the advice of his physicians, the king de clines to go to Wiesbaden because of the approaching reopening of parlia ment, when an important debate re garding the Congo independent state Is expected. WANTS SUPREME COURT TO PASS0N BALLOTS ORDER ASKED ON BEHALF OB YORK REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES. Counsel for All Those on Ticket Below Governor Desires Examination of All Ballots Marked "Void" and "Pro tested" and Also Whether They ShaU or ShaU Not' be Counted Statement by Counsel Gilbert. New Tork, Nov. H.-iAbraham S. Gil bert, the law partner of Attorney Gen eral Julius , Mayer, and counsel tot the candidates on the republican state ticket below governor, will apply to Su. preme court Justice McLean to-morrow for an order under which the supreme court may pass upon the question oj whether ballots cast in this county at ' the recent election, but marked "Void" were really void, and whether ballots marked "Protested" shall or shall not be counted. Similar applications will be made to-morrow under Mr. G-11- " toert's direction in Kings, Queens and xvwaiuona counties. Mr. Gilbert said to-day: 'It is impossible to do more on the canvas than to see that the returns of me various election officials agree, and u tney ao not, to determine which fig. ures are right, and further to have the determination of the court as to wheth er the disposition made by the inspect ors of the 'void' and 'protested' ballots was right. When this has been done. It becomes a mere matter of calculation to determine who have been elected to tne various public offices- 'The work done by the oollce' flei partment was remarkably accurate. Of me tnousanas of figures I have com- , Pared I found very few Instances of conflict, and upon further it may develop that not even these ara really errors." WIRELESS FROM PRESIDENT. East of Jacksonville Yesterday 3fopi4 Ing Weather Fine. Washington, Nov. lt-4Accord:nir to wireless messages received to-dav; at the White house from the battleship Louisiana ' President Roosevelt and party are experiencing fine weather : and greatly enjoying the trip. One message received over night was sent from the ship 'Saturday at 8 p. m.r and was as follows: "At 8 p. in. lat. 23.27 north, Ion. 74. Weather fine." This w.ould indicate" that' at" that hour the squadron was about ISO1 miles east of Jacksonville. (Another message was picked up at 4:58 a. m., Sunday by the station at Dry Tortugas, Florida, reading as fol lows! 'Weather excellent. Everything going! well. Louisiana and convoys steaming southward in Column, The president and Mrs. Roosevelt are greatly enjoy ing the trip, spending a' great deal ot time on deck." 1 , - Secretary Loeb said to-night that this president had not been heard from since the wireless that was nicked up at 5 o'clock this morning. Secretaary Loeb expects no further communlcatlpn until toimprrow as the understanding: was that but one message a day would be sent to the White houee from the, Louisiana. FATAL THRUST IN ETE. Quarrel Over an Umbrella In Hartford Leads to Murder. Hartford, Nov. 11. (Bernardino Dtes-i cenza, thirty-six years old, an Italian laborer, was 'stabbed in the eye to-night with the steel shaft of an umbrella and died an hour afterwards at the Hart ford hospital. Michael Nlro, aged thirty-nine, also an Italian, was arrested In "connection with the affair, an hour, and a half after the stabbing, and un- der close questioning at the police sta tion he admitted striking Descenza with an umbrella but he denied that ha hit him in the face. Little' Is knwn here of Nlro as he has been in this country but a short time. The quarrel, It is said, arose over a dispute as to the iposseesion of an umbrella 'at a christening at the house of Joseph Des cenza, a cousin of the dead man. REV. WILFRID ROWELL Will be Ordained ' as a Preacher Next Monday. Wilfrid IRowell, assistant pastor of tha United church, .who Is taking a post graduate course at Tale Divinity school, will be ordained as a preacher next Monday, November 19. The ecclesias tical council will meet at the United! church chapel at 3:30 'o'clock on that day, and the ordination services will take place at the church In the even ing, Six Inches of Snow. Ballston, N. T., Nov. H.-iA heavy storm which has prevailed here since , morning has covered the ground with, six inches of snow. The storm Is gen eral in this vicinity, and has delayed suburban trolley traffic. Boy Fatally Burned at Bonfire. New London, Nov. 11. Joseph Dulci, aged two and one-half years, while playing in Maple avenue yesterday had his clothing ignited by a bonfire of. leaves, and was so badly burned that he died in about two hours. , ' Aged WUlimantlc Man Dead. Wlllimantic, Nov. 11. Robert W4 Hooper, an old and well-known resident of this city, died here to-day at the ago if ninety.