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STHRINC STORY OF HEROISM FROM THE SEA ZONE GREEK RISKS HIS LIFE WHEN ALL OTHERS REFUSE. In Fierce Northeast Gale Oil Montnuk Point He Puts Away From the Tog Walter A. Luckenhach, in a Small Boat, to the Sinking Barge Buena Ventura Rescues Captain, Whom He Finds Frozen to Topmast Rows Him to the Tag and Then Returns anil Saves Seaman Frozen to Floating Hatch Three Others Drowned. Providence, R. I., Deo. 10. A tale of heroism seldom surpassed' was brought 'to ithia port to-day by the tug Walter iA. Luokenbach. When every other man on board the tug declined to risk his life in an effort to rescue two men on the foundering barge Buena Ventura, which was in tow of the Luckenbach, Mitchell B. Bruso, a Greek seaman, stepped up" to Captain John Dailey, and said that he would make the trip alone. In a small boat, at the height of a fierce northeast gale, Bruso rowed to the Owarsond, whom he found frozen to the topmast, and as soon as he had placed the helpless captain on board the tug, without a moment's rest, and covered with a coating of Ice from head to foot, put out again on the heaving water, and released Seaman Charles Martin, who was frozen to a floating hatch on which he had been carried away from the sinking barge. These two men of a crew of five were the only ones to es cape death. The drowned were: a. Petenson, engineer, address un known; John Maiiett, deck hand, ad dress unknown; deck hand, known as Jack, home In Fall River, Mass. The heroism of Bruso was looked up on by his shipmates as no less remark- able than his escape from death in the little boat, whicfy every moment seem ed likely to hiJ swamped by the mo- ; mentous seas. ; The barge from which three men met : death was, 'before being converted for the coal carrying trade, a Spanish i tramp steamer.' She was the first prize : of the United States navy immediately - after the war with Spain brokeout, the gunboat Nashville capturing her while ; she was bound fpr.iCuban ports. . . The Buena Ventura, coal laden, was the last of a tow of three barges which ! left Norfolk, Va., in tow of the Luck ; enbach. The other barges, similarly j loaded were the Carrie Clark and the ; Annie H. Smith. After comparatively ,i fair weather the tug and her tow met a storm off the New Jersey coast. On : Thursday a terrific gale with a vicious j sea and a temperature which meant " frost bites for the crews, had develop ed, but Captain Dailey had made steady progress. He was off Montauk Point last Friday morning when he discovered that the Buena Ventura, which at times he had been unableto see, was wallow-: : ing in the sea, and in imminent danger '(pf plunging beneath the waves. She was flying a 'distress signal. Immedt- ately the captain cut adrift the two , foremost barges, and steamed at full ;iepeed toward the endangered vessel. Even as he raced back at top speed the captain saw a huge wave board the I bargiJ, and a moment later she was j sinking. Captain Owarsond rushed from '. the wheel house and climbed the fore mast, and lashed himself securely to the rigging in the crow's nest. At al most the same moment the watchers on board the tug saw a man go over board. Almost immediately he pulled himself on board a floating hatch. As the tug neared the sunken barge only the topmast, to which the captain was fastened was out of the water. Wave after wave washed lover the helpless man, and the crew of the tug was hor rified to see a coating of ice form about the man and mast. The 1ce made the man a prisoner more effectively than did the ropes which bound him. Captan Dailey assembled his crew and ; called for volunteers to man a boat and " go to the assistance of their fellow sea : man. But one man responded to the : call. He was Mitchell B. Bruso, a I Greek, and a deck hand on the tug. After a thrilling battle with the great eeas Bruso soon had his boat so close ' to the imprisoned captain that he drop ; ped his oars and caught the spar to ! which Owarsond was lashed. Twice Bruso nearly upset his boat In his at- ; tempts to free the captain. He at last , succeeded in loosing him from the mast, I Bruso put Captain Owarsond into the bottom of the boat, and started back ! for the tug as though his own life de ; ponded on the speed he made. Con- i srdering the difficulties with which he had to contend the oarsman covered a the distance in a remarkably short space ot time. It was while Bruso w'as thus rowing at top speed that he dis i covered Seaman Martin half clinging, ' half frozen to a hatch cover. Shouting a word of encouragement to the man he continued on his way, and no sooner 1 had Captain Owarsond been lifted on board than he pushed away again. j Bruso's second rescue was even more I difficult than his first. The hatch cover j was tossing like a cork, as was the 1 boat, and a oolllson of the two would mean death for both men. But with the eame skill which marked his first trip Bruso managed to get alongside. He leaned over the side of the boat and lifted Martin in, and after another bat tle against the waves placed him on board the tug. : Treaty . "With Abyssinia to be Sinned. London, Dec. 10. The Anglo-French-Italian treaty with Abyssinia is about to be signed here, with King Menelik's approval, the terms having been official ly communicated to the powers. PKICE TWO CENTS. OPPOSITION OIi' ROXAPAUTE rrevents confirmation of Moody as Supreme Court Justice. Washington, Dec. 10. Opposition to Charles J. Bonaparte as attorney gen eral prevented the confirmation of Wil liam H. iMoody as associate justice of the supreme court of the United States, when his nomination was called up to day in executive session of the senate. une oujeuuon to Mr. iionaparte was basej upon a speech -made by him in Chicago in September, 1899, before the conference held there to consider the trust question. In that speech ;ilr. Bonaparte declar ed that legislative action In regulation or restraint of combinations was unde sirable. When the Moody nomination was placed before -the senate to-day Mr. Culberson called attention to the fact that the posit-on heis to vacate will be filled by Mr. Bonaparte, and he then read extracts from the Chicago speech In support of an, argument that Mr Bonaparte is not qualified to take the responsibility of enforcing anti-trust. laws. SOUTIIIGIO. HUl.KE SETT LI It Hundred Moulders and Furnace Men Accept Voluntury Increase. Southington, Dec. 10. The one hun dred moulders and furnace men who left their work at the plant of the Aetna Nut company this fovenoon to enforce a demand for a 10 per cent, in crease in wages late to-day, after a conference with General Manager ii. D. Deal, decided to accept the voluntary Increase of 5 6-10 per cent, increase in wages already offeree! by th? company. The men will return to work to-morrow. GILLETTE'S MOTHER THERE Pit USE XT WHEN SOX IS SEN TENCED TO DEATH. Young Slayer of His Sweetheart Must Die in Electric Chair Week of Janu ary 28 I'nless Appeal Acts as Stay Mrs. Gillette to Report Future Pro ceedings for Trro Papers Could Not Have Got to Herkimer Without Their Assistance. Herkimer, N. Y., Dec. 10; Chester E. Gillette, at twenty-three years of age, the convicted' slayer of Grace Brown, his sweetheart, was sentenced to death to-day by Judge Devendorf... Unless the expected appeal to a higher court "acts as a stay of execution, Gillette will die In the electric chair at Auburn prison during the week beginning January 28. The court room was crowded to its capacity to-day when Gillette was ar raigned. The prisoner, however, was not the only object of curious eyes. His mother was in court near him. She had arrived from Denver during the night and startled the authorities and public alike by- declaring that she had come to report the trial for two newspapers. At first the authorities questioned her identity, and Bhe offered a specimen of her handwriting, which corresponds with that of the letters Gillette had received from his mother. In court Mrs. Gillette surprised every one by calmly sitting through the pro ceedings as her son was sentenced to death, and later writing a business-like bulletin of the news for the papers she represented. She refused to submit to a lengthy interview, because, she said, her views had been sold to papers that would pay her for them. She pleaded with other newspaper correspondents to use her gently In their stories, offering, as an excuse for her willingness to serve her papers, the statement that she would not have been able to have got to Herkimer In any other way. Gillette's iron nerve remained with him, and he stood with thorough calm and argued with the judge why sen tence should not be passed. When his objection was set aside and sentence pronounced he coolly took his seat. Fifteen minutes afterwards he was playing cards in his cell with his guard. AHA XDONEDSCIIOONER SIGHT ED Crew of the William Marshal Probably Saved by Revenue Cutter. Highland Light, Mass., Dee. 10. A three-masted schooner believed to be the William Marshall, of Boston, and bound from St. John, N. B., to New York with lumber, was sighted off the end of Cape Cod this afternoon, appar ently abandoned. It is thought that her crew was taken off earlier in the day by the revenue cutter Gresham, which was sighted alongside, and may reach Boston to-night. The Marshall was one of the fleet of coastwise vessels that was caught off shore In the freezing northwester of last week. She was sighted Saturday by the south-bound schooner Brina P. Pendleton. The Marshall was water logged and her crew asked asked to be taken off, but the wather was too bois terious for the Pendleton to run along side. Funeral of Bishop Seymour. Springfield, 111., Dec. 10. The funeral of Bishop Seymour, of the Springfield diocese of the Episcopal church, took place to-day from St. Paul's Pro-cathedral. The body of Bishop Seymour was taken to New York for burial in Green wood cemetery, Brooklyn. Two Slight Earthquake Shocks. Plymouth, N. H., Dec. 10 Two slight earthquake shocks were felt to-night in the Pemigewassett valley, one about 7:30 at Tilton and another in this vicin ity two hours later. Neither resulted in material damage. NEW HAYEK, BELLAMY STORER SLAPS UK ill THE PRESIDENT CRITICISES MS USE Of YlOLENl AND INSULTING AD JECT tYiS. Past Has Shown, He Says, That Few Men Can Differ With Either the Wishes or Memory of Mr. Roosevelt Without r.t Once Becoming a Scound rel and a Mar Denies That He or His Wife Ever Wrote That Chontc and Porter Were Xot Proper Persons to ho Ambassadors Another Letter Published ; Revealing Some of the President's Secret FceHnjcs. Cincinnati, O., Dec. 10. -Mr. Bellamy Storei1, former United States ambassa dor at Vienna, this afternoon gave to the Associated Press the following statement in reply to the letter of Pres ident Roosevelt, made public yester day: "My letter to the president and his cabinet was written for the cool, de liberate judgment of men who should he kept informed of the true facts in the conduct of the administration. It was not written f r the public, nor hur riedly given to tha press to anticipate public opinion. "It stands, when taken In full, as my statement, and should be taken as an entirety, and as such I ask its calm perusal. In Itself, It Is an answer to many things the president has seen lit to say, but as now the matter has been put forward by Mr. Roosevelt, I feel compelled to speak. "There was iw need of violent and In sulting adjectives to show that the president dislikes me, and did not wish me to remain in the service, or to re tire from it in any customary way. "While tho pa?t has shown that few men can differ with either the wishes or the memory of iMr. Roosevelt, without at once becoming a scoundrel and a liar, I must make some comments on what he has given out at the White Houss, "That anything was ever written by my wife to the effect 'that Mr. C'mate and General Porter were not proper persons to be ambassadors' is news to both of us. For both these distinguish ed men we have and have had nothing but respect and good will, personally and officially. It would have been an honor to any one to take any post ever filled by either of them after they ceas ed to occupy it. And the only feeling possible Is one of regret that both of them have been' lost to the public ser vice since Mr. Roosevelt was re-elected. 'As to Mr. Root, the preps of 1901 was full of statements that he might not be ableto remain in the cabinet on account of ill health, and would be succeeded by General Porter, which would leave Paris vacant. 'I give in full a letter from the pres- dent in answer to what he said was written by my wife. I do this both be cause it is a letter for him to be proud of from Its full appreciation of emin ent men (a part from any reference to myseirj, ana also to show that my wires letter, to which this was an an swer, now spoken of only with a sneer, was considered differently by Mr. Roosevelt at the time It was received: "Dxecutve 'Mansion, "Washington, D. C, Oct. 4, 1908. My dear iMarla: You need never be afraid of writing me or of asking any thing. If It Is in my power to grant It I shall do so. If for any reasons, (Continued on Third Page.) RIDDLE tOU SI, f E T E It S It Uli G. Present Minister to Roumnnla to Have Russian Mission. Washington, Dec. 10 The president has filled the vacancy to be created by the transfer to the cabinet of Ambas sador Meyer at St. Petersburg by the selection of John W. Riddle, at present minister to Itoumania and Servla, whose nomination probably will be sent to tho senate to-morrow. Mr. Riddle's appointment is said to be in pursuance of the plan of the president and Secre tary Root of applying civil service principles in relation to promotions to the diplomatic service, for Mr. Riddle has really been in that service with one short gap since 1893, when he was appointed secretary of legation at Con stantinople. He was afterwards secre tary of embassy at St. Petersburg and agent and consul-general at Cairo; lat er he was appointed to his present post of minister to Roumania and Servia. Other diplomatic changes have been agreed upon as follows: Minister Combs at Guatemala, transferred to Peru, and Minister Dudley at Peru, to be ambas sador to Brazil. International Peace Congress. New York, Dec. 10. On Invitation of the American Peace society, of Boston, a number of men and women of New York and other cities met at the City club to-day to consider the advisability of holding a national arbitration and peace congress in this city next spring. Schooner Abandoned. Baltimore, Dec. 10. The steamer Mannahata, Captain Charles, from New York, arriving to-day on one of her regular trips, landed the officers and crew, seven in all, of the three-masted schooner Charles L. Mitchell, Captain Gray, lumber-laden, and bound from Savannah for Boston. The Mitchell became waterlogged Friday last, when sixty miles east of Cape Henry, and was abandoned. Dr. l.npponl's Successor. Rome, Dec. 10 The pope has ex pressed his intention of appoinlng as his private physician, in succession to the late Dr. Lapponi, Dr. Ettore Mar ohiafava, who is considered to be one of the best doctors in Rome, COM., TUESDAY DECEMEEE 11 190Ji ENGINEER EASTOA'S TRIAL On Duty Nearly Twenty-four Hours Claims Right of Way. 'Meriden, Dec. 10 The trial of Engin eer Harry W. Easton, of Middlelown, who is charged with manslaughter tn being found responsible for the wreck at. Holts Hill bridge Thanksgivng day morning, which resulted in the death of Conductor William A. Leahy of Springfield, was begun in the police court this morning. Several witnesses for the state were examined, and all said that the signals were set against Engineer Easton when he passed the Yalesville station. The witnesses for the state occupied the entire time of the court for the day, and the case was continued in order that Brakeman Ed gar D. Fowler, of the wrecked train, who is recovering from his Injuries in the IMeriden hospital, .may be in court. The court will take up the trial again on Saturday of this week. Fowler will probably be the state's last witness. Attorney C. J. Dannaher of this city is defen-ilng Easton, and will claim that he had orders to. rush his engines to Springfield, and that he had the right of way over all sec jnd-class trains, that the wrecked freght was an hour late, and should have been near Hartfor at the time of the accident, Instead of in Mcrldcn, that Engineer Easton wan running his engines backward ami could not see over the tenders, and that he ha-l been on duty nearly twenty-four hours. : Weather Observer L. M. Tarr of New Haven was called as a witness. ELECTRIC WCRK.ES STRIKE YE It 5,000 QCITAT JfK SC11I, Alt TAIY W) It lis. All the Members of the Industrial Workers of the World Walk Out Ile- euusc Three of Their Number Are Discharged General Manager Says He Will Clote Entire Piunt and Throw 15,000 Men Out If Necessary to Maintain Discipline. Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. 10. The strike called at the General Electric works this afternoon by the Industrial Workers of the World because three of their meirfbers were discharged is as suming serious proportions. General Manager G. E. Emmons says that if It Is necessary to maintain discipline the entire plant will be closdd and 15,000 men thrown out of Employment. Sus pension of operations is not probable, however. Mr. Emmons claims that, not more than' 2,000 men quit work, while the union leaders assert that the number Is at 'least 4,000, Including practically nil their membership as well as about 1,500 non-union men. Work was suspended In none of the departments this afternoon because of the strike, but the power house would have been closed and the works tied up had it not been for the fact that several young college men from the testing de partment, headed by A. L. Rohrer, chief electrical engineer, took the places of the workmen. General Manager George E. Emmons, of the local works, said to-night: "About three weeks ago we discharged from the drafting department three men for good and sufficient reasons. They reported the matter to the I. W. W. and claimed discrimination. The three men Insisted on working, and I told them they could not remain. We agreed to transfer them to another de partment and pay them for the time lost. The I. W. W. insisted, however, that they be reinstated. "We have always treated our men fairly and have paid them good wages and given them the best of shop condi tions. If it Is necessary to maintain discipline we will sht down our entire plant, throwing out of employment 15, 000 men. Discipline must be main tained." A committee from the I. W. W. said to-night that they will fight to the end, even if the works are shut down. They profess great indignation because, the power house was run by men from the testing department. They take the ground that they must stand by their members. ItlGLOW ELICTEn CAPTAIN Will Lend the Kll .Football Team Next Yec.r. . The eighteen men who made "Y" in either the Princeton or Harvard games this fall met In the Yale gymnasium last night, and elected L. H. Bigelow, 3d, of Montclalr, N. J., captain for next year. Bigelow his played on the team three years. It was stated that the election was unanimous. The players who -voted were Captain :Morsa, Forbes, Paige, Brides, Hocken burger, Ei win, Bigelow, H. Jones, Al cott, T. Jones, Dines, Knox, Veeder, Roome, Bomar, Werneken, Stuart and Linn. Boar I'nhorses Kins Carlos. Lisbon, Dec. 10. In the c urse of a wild boar hunt to-day a very large and powerful boar charged King Carlos. His majesty was thrown but not hurt, his horse, however, was kill ed by the animal. The ttoar then charged .other members of the hunting party and inflicted wounds upon the Marquta de Cerra, Count Molina and several others. Government Drops Irish Crimes Act. T.nndnn. Dec. 10. 111 rpsmnnon strong representations from the follow ers of John Redmond, the government has consented to drop the Irish crimes act from the expiring laws continuance bill. It is Dtnevtu, nuwever, that the house of lords, which has the power, will reinstate the act. SECRETARY SHAW TO THE m mm belief VI LL MEET ATIA G EN( Y TO IX TENT OF V WES7T MILLION DOLLARS. Will Deposit Half This Sum in Existing Depositories in Certain Cities With the Oilier He Will Buy Ten Million of lionds of 11)07 Declares "Our Bless ings Are the Real Cause of the Ac tual Stringency In Money," Washington, Dec. 10. Secretary Shaw had an interview to-day with the Bank ers' committee .now In session in this city, and later in the day made the following announcement: "I have re ceived in the last ten days an unusu ally large number of letters from busi ness men representing all sections of the country, complaining yf the extra ordinary high rates of interest. I have conferred during the same period, by letter or personally, with a large num ber of bankers scattered through the south and middle west, as well as in the east. I have to-day conferred with the committee of the American Bank ers' association now in session in this city. These gentlemen represent Chi cago, St. Louis, New Orleans, Atlanta, Pittsburg, Indianapolis, D-es Moines and other cities. Prom the be.t inform ation I can get I think the following describes the situation fairly well: "Our blessings are the real cause of tho actual stringency in money, recog nized everywhere.. An unusually large crop and unexampled industrial activ ity have created an unprecedented de mand for money. The world Is every where prosperous and money is In great demand throughout Europe as well as in the United States. We never had such a volume of credits, and they are based on an unequalled volume of as sets. The manufacturers of cotton are buying that staple by the train load. The cotton planter, unlike his western farmer, demands actual cash, and he carries it home in his pocket. The west ern farmer is paid in cash, which he deposits in the bank to his credit, and therefore does not absorb actual money, as does the cotton planter. This money should bo returned to the banks when rhe planter settles with his merchant soon afler the first of January. But between now and then the cotton con suming country, as well as the cotton 'producing country, is short of money. "New England has sent million to the south, and the manufacturers of cotton throughout the south' have ex hausted tbf capacity of local banks 'and are trying to borrow elsewhere. There Is no occasion for alarm, but I believe there Is occasion for relief. This I have decided to grant in the following manner: "I will deposit $10,000,000 in existing depositories In the cities designated be low, to be secured by bonds acceptable for savings banks investments under the laws of New York and Massachu setts, taken at ninety per cent, of their value; these deposits to be returned, one-half on January 20, and the re mainder on, February 1. "I will also buy $10,000,000 of the bonds of 1907 at the following prices: Regis tered bonds ex-Interest at 101, and cou pon bonds at 102. In the event that the bonds purchased are now held as secur ity for government deposits, security of tho character above Indicated will be accepted in lieu thereof. Not more than $1,000,000 worth, however, will be pur chased from any single Institution un der these conditions. "The deposits will be made as follows: -New York and (New Orleans, $1,500,000 each; Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis, $1,000,000 each; Cincinnati, Louisville, Atlanta , and Memphis, $500,000 , . , ItltOAl WAY Cf.LEBRATES. Merchnnts Delighted at Completion of Permanent Pavement. The new Broadway pavement pleases the merchants of the street as a new toy does a child. So great was their joy at the completion of the work yes terday that, in spite of the inclement weather, they turned out in great num bers last night and celebrated the event with red fire and a display of enthusi asm. The immense road-rollers played no little part In the festivities and they were kept in motion up and down the street like automobiles on a speedway. The police "confidentially" state that if last night had not been a special occasion there would have been a num ber of arrests for speeding. There were no fatalities. Ireland Has National Trademark. -London,' Dec. 10. An Irish trade mark, applicable to every article man ufactured or prsduoed in Ireland, has been registered, and Ireland thus be comes the first country to have a na tional trade mark as a protection against fraud. The design of the trade mark consists of an old Irish or nament with the world "Deanta In Eirinn," meaning "made In Ireland." Jury In Bird son t Cnse. Hazlehurst, Miss., Dec. 10. The case of Mrs. Angle Birdsong, charged with the murder of Dr. Thomas Butler, was given to the jury at 6 o'clock this even ing. It was reported that the jury stood eleven to one for acquittal at 11:35 o'clock, when they were locked up for the night. Six-day Bicycle Race. New York, Dec. 10. At 1 o'clock the twelve teams in the six-day bicycle race were tied at 50S miles and one lap, while Walthour and J. Bedell had covered the even SOS miles. The latter team sprinted occasionally, but each time failed to recover the lost lap. The rec ord for tweuty-five hours is 529 miles. THE CAREIKGTOy PUBLlSIirtfGr CO. UIPLOMAl'S WIFE'S ESCAPE. German Ambassador's Auto Struck by Car Baron Hosen in Crash. Washington, Dec. 10. Baroness Speck von Sterberg, wif of the Ger man ambassador, to-day had a narrow, escape, when an elec tric car on Fourteenth street crashed into his automobile, the im pact tearing the front end of the ma chine off, and breaking the fender of the car. The ambassador's life was probably saved, an eye witness stated, by a quick application of the brakes by me moiorman. u tic accident was caus ed by the chauffeur losing control of the machine, while trying ,to cross the tracks in front of the moving car. Baron Rosen, the Russian ambassa dor, had his big automobile badly dam aged to-night in a collision with an electric car at the corner of Seventeenth and I streets, northeast. The ambas sador was waiting for its arrival to carry him to the home of Secretary Taft, and only the chauffeur was in the mactime. he latter narrowly escaped. OA LY CHAllllED liOAES FOUND. AH That Remained of Two Lost Cornel! Students. Ithaca, N. Y., Dec. 10. After a three days' search a few charred bonea were found to-day In the ruins of the Chi Psi fraternity lodge at Cornell univer sity, which was burned last week. Those under the southwest tower were identified as the remains of F. W. Grelle, of South Orange, N. J., and those which lay about twenty feet away were identified as those of W. H. Nich ols, of Chicago. Both these young men 'were Cornell students jwho lived in. the fraternity house. LIGHT CONTRACT AWARDED NEW II AY EN GAS LIGHT CO, THE SUCCESiFUL COMPETITOR, Contract for Three Years - Instead of Five Aldermen Wrangle Over Qucs tlon an Hour Petition for Purchase of Voting , Machines Entered No Change In Estimates Mayo Wants Pavement Law Changed Matter of Counsel for Policemen Reconsidered. After wrangling over the report of the lighting committee for over an hour last night the board of aldermen voted to award the contract for the city lightning to the New -Haven- Gas Light company for the period of three years. The only change from the re port of the committee was that the contract ' is to be awarded for the term of three years instead of five yeans, as the committee recommend ed. The concensus of opinion in the board was that there might' be im provements In the system of lighting and a reduction in the price of gas in the course of so long a period as five years. The new contract represents an expenditure of $15,600 less than the old one. The whole amount of the three years h $81,750. Four members voted against the local company and in favor df the American Gas Light company of Bal timore. There were Aldermen Healy, Courtney, Devlne and Burke. These gentlemen held that the Baltimore firm could be made to live up to the contract If they obtained It, and that as the lowest bidder it shnuld be giv en to them. One of the strongest ar guments against this arrangement was offered by Alderman Curtlss. He stat ed that if the contract was given to the out of town firm they would have to buy their gas of the local gas com pany, and if any complaint should toe offered against their service they would seek refuge behind the excuse that the local company was not furn Jshing them properly with gas. A petition emanating from John;T. Mianson and William S. Pardee and asking that the btoard of finance be asked to draw upon the contingent fund for money to purchase the Ave voting machines now in the city and that the 'bonding committee include sufficient money in their issue to cov er the cost of enough machines to pro vide every district In the city, was read for the first time. The petition ers represented that the machines had been tried and that they had giv en very BatJsfactory results. jTha mat ter was referred to the bonding' com mittee and they were Instructed to hold a public hearing on the matter in connection with their hearing to be held Friday night, and that they re port at the next meeting of'the board which -will be held next Monday night. The committee objected to the condi tion that they report Monday night, but to no account. The report of the committee of the whole on the estimates as submitted by the board of finance approved the estimates as submitted by that board. The committee held a meeting before the regular session of the board laet night and It was voted to change the (Continued on Third Page.) Stnte Will Pay Over $200,000. Hartford, Dec. 10. According to the list of towns with the amount of the allotment for work on the highways during the coming year, filed with the comptroller by Highway Commissioner James H. Macdonald to-day, the total amount to be paid by the state is $202, 718.67. South Sea Islands Agreement. Washington, Dec. 10. President Roosevelt to-day sent to the senate In executive session an- agreement of the powers to prohibit the sale or importa tion of fire arms, opium or intoxicating liquors to the South Sea Islands, WILL USTS IB PUOMOIE FEME CAUSE AMOUNT OF NOBEL AWARD To SB PLACED IN BANDS OF TRUSTEES. ' ' President Issue, Statement from (he White House will Create Founda tion of a Fund the Income of Whlefc Will be Expended In the Cause of Industrial Pence-Conference Planned Each Year Daring Session of Con gress Betweea Representative, of Capital and Labor. Washington. Deo. in Hauge of Norway to-day called at the' White house and inform tsi .(WiUwllL 'Roosevelt that the Norwegian storth ing had conferred on him th Nobel peace prize. A messaga to -the sama effect came from Mr. Leevland, the chairman of the Nobel committee, who conveyed to the president hearty good wishes and an expression of htoh, esteem. , United States Minister Rare at Christianla had been told of the ac tion of the committee on Deoember I and In advising the president, prof fered his -profound congratulations "on this .well merited recognition of your great and wise international .policy." He aeked that in compliance with the request made by the (Norwegian min ister of foreign affairs, and If agree able to the president, he be delegated to receive the diploma, medal and prize. The amount of money represent ed in the prize la 133,586 crowns, or $37,127.65. The following statement governinff the proposed disposition of the prise money, which is said to be tentative and subject to change as regards de tails was made at the White house: "The amount of the Nobel - peace prize will be conveyed hy the president to trustees, to ta by them used as the foundation of a fund the Income of which shall be expended for bringing together in conference at Washington, 1 especially during the sessions of con gress, representatives of labor and capital for the -purpose of discussing industrial .problems with the view to arriving at a 'better understanding be tween employers and employes, and thus promoting Industrial peace. The president, with their consent, -will ap point as trustee of the fund the chief justice of the United iStates, the secre tary1 of agriculture, the secretary of commerce and. labor, a representative of labor and a representative of capi tal. The fund will be conveyed to the trustees to be held In trust for the following purposes: "To invest and re-invest the prin cipal of the fund; to receive any ad ditions which may come to it by con tribution and invest and re-Invest them; to pay over the Income from the fund and Its additions to a com mittee of six, to be selected toy the trustees, two to serve for one year, two for two years, and two for three years, three of its members to be rep- , resentatlves of labor and three of cap ital, chosen for distinguished service In the Industrial world for promoting righteous Industrial peace, and to fill any vacancies which may occur in this committee both selection and anrvnint- ment in the same -manner in which tho committee Is originally selected and appointed. The committee of etx, to toe called The Industrial Peace Committee' shall have charge of the annual and other conferences provided for under the terms of the foundation- shall receive suggestions for the sub- (Continued on Fifth Page.) WANT NEW TROLLtY LINE. . Conference In This , City Over Derby ' Mllford Route. At a conference held In General Man ager Punderford's office yesterday aft ernoon a number of people from Wa terbury, Mllford and Orange presented a scheme for the building of a new i trolley line from Derby to Mllford and the west shore beaches, this new line to pass through the Orange Hills dis trict and east of the Housatonic river. The people who are interested In this scheme are those who, living In the Naugatuck valley, are Interested In the shore resorts which are patronized by the valley people. Many people living in the Naugatuck valley own summer homes at Laurel Beach, Walnut Beach, Meadow's End, Fort Trumbull Beach, Woodmont and points between. To reach these places has always been a problem. Among those who were present were Judge George H. Cowell, Ward Porter and Manley J. Cheney, of Waterbury; Mr. Treat and three other citizens- of Orange; Superintendent Charles Tom linson, of the Milford division of the Connecticut Eailway and Lighting company, and a selectman and citizens of Milford. The route asked for leaves Derby by a road known as the Grassy Hill road. along the east bank of the Housatonic to North street, Milford, and thence to a connection with the Connecticut Railway and Lighting company's line. The matter was discussed at length and held over for further consideration. Shipping News. Cardiff. Dec. 9. Sailed: Steamer" Main (from Bremen), New Orleans. Antwerp. Dec. . 6 a. m.: Sailed: Steamer Zeeland, New York (not pre viously reported sailing steamer Zee- land lrom Dover tn, was an error.) Hamburg, Dec. 7. (4 p. m.) Arrived: Steamer Batavia, New York. Naples, Dec. 5. Sailed: Steamers Nord America, New York: 9th. 10 a, m. Hamburg, New. York.