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NEW nAVEN, CONX., TUESDAY JANUARY 8 1007 THE CAKRINGTON PUBLISIIDsG CO. n IF 1 I h 1 ' ; A V, 1 FiREUN SAVED AFTER BEING THOUGHT DEAD ONE OF THREE BURIED BE NEATH IONS OF FALLING DEBRIS. Inxlous and Desperate Fight to Rescue After He Had Made Known He Was Alive Dragged Out Early This Morning; In Greatly Weakened Con dition Oxygen Had Been Given Him Through a Tube to Keep Him Alive. Now York, Jan. 7. Fireman John Seufert, w ho was supposed to have been killed when two other firemen lost their lives in the Are on Roosevelt street last night, Is alive, but a pris oner hedged about by tons of debris in the ruins of the Hills paper warehouse, At midnight rescuers were making their way toward the man cautiously, lest he be killed on the point of deliv erance. Seufert made his presence known to night to comrades, who for nearly twenty-four hours had sought his body. He had been stunned when his com panions were killed, and for hours re mained unconscious. When he regain ed his senses he heard workmen about him and cried out. Into the debris a tube was forced, and communication with the fireman established. Through the tube Seufert was giveri stimulants and a priest beard his confession. Near him Seu fert said was the body of Fireman Campbell. The body of Lennon was re covered during the day. ' There was a consultation of the doc tors on the scene after midnight, and it was decided to employ oxygen to keep Seufert alive, and to prevent suffoca tion in case the debris should fall on through, a twelve foot tube lovered through a narrow hole which had been skillfully dug through the tons of paper massed on top of the imprisoned man, and Seufert was Instructed how to use it when it dropped down to him. Dr. Beeuwkes, with Drs. Reiss, Ly ons and Ramsdale, conversed with the imprisoned fireman and deeded that the man's condition warranted stimu lants being given him. Whiskey and strychnine were given Seufert by means of the tube, and all the while the fire men and men attached to the emer gency department of the bureau of buildings, under Contractor Bart Dunn, kept at-work removing the debris. , Half a dozen times Dr. Beeuwkes sent his ambulance driver clanging through the .' streets , to the hospital for fresh supplies and for oxygen. The man retained his nerve, talked with those above him and instructed the men how best to aid him. Later Police Captain Toole, of the Oak street station, ordered everybody away from in front of the burned building. It was feared the front wall would fall out into the street. Seufert was taken out of the ruins at 1:45 o'clock. He will live, it is said. He was very -weak and his right leg badly injured. , ' 3IIXICAN STRIKERS BURN. Soldiers Hurried to Scene Forty MIU From City of Mexico. City of Mexico, Jan. 7. A special train carrying two regiments of ol diers has Just left for Orizaba, Vera CruB. Strikers in the textile factory , there Brave burned the company store to the ground and it is said, are threatening to destroy the mill. The property is twaea by A- Garcin, a citizen of France. It was thought that the tex tile strike had been amicably settled through the intervention of President Diaz and Vice President Corral, but it appears that a number of men are dis satisfied with the terms. The town is about forty miles south cast of the City nt Mexico, and is one tof the Important towns of the 'state of Vera Cruz. SEWELL RETIRES FEBRUARY 1 Quits Trolley Business and Will Enjoy Private Life. Waterbury, Jan. 7. John E. Sewell, general manager .of the Connecticut Railway and Lighting company's sys tem for twelve years, and general man ager pro tem. of the Consolidated Rail way company since it took over the C. R. & L., declared to-night that his ser vices with the Consolidated would ter minate on February 1. "I really quit on January 1," Mr. Sewell said, "but agreed to stay over until the Consolidated officials famil iarized themselves with the system. I intend to retire to private life and to live as a citizen. I will do some auto mobiling, of course." MORE BOSTON HOTEL LICENSES. Twenty-tvfo Granted Giving Privilege of Selling Until Midnight. Boston, Jan. 7. Licenses were Issued to-day to twenty-two hotels which be ginning tonight will have the privilege of selling liquor until midnight. The licenses were issued in accordance with the referendum vote cast at the last city election. It is expected that two cither hotels will receive similar privileges In a few lays. The license commissioners are with holding six licenses which, under the law, they are entitled to grant if they see fit. Stventy-two hotels applied for the privilege of selling liquor until midnirht. On School Complaints. Frederick W. and Edward L. Clark were arrested yesterday on Connecti cut school complaints. ACCUSED Of ACCEPTING BRIBtC. Councilman Arrested nt Inaugural Ses sion of Haverhill City Council. Haverhill, Mass., Jan. 7. The arrest of Councilman J. William Homans on a charge of accepting a bribe was the sensational outcome of a spirited con test over the election of a city solic itor at the inaugural session of the city council to-day. A warrant for the arrest of the councilman was was sworn out prior to the meeting of the citv council early in the day', but it was not served until the session was concluded. Councilman Homans was released later under a bond of 313.000. He denied having accepted a bribe and said that the whole matter rierinated in a remark which he made Jokingly .in answer to a question put to him this morning by a former al derman. The latter, said Mr. Homans, asked him, in speaking about the city sollcitorshln. whether he proposed to get his . money before he , voted. "I slapped my pocket," said Mr. Homans, "and replied: 'Well, rve got it Hgnt here In my Jeans.' " STATEMENT FROM HARRIMAN. Gives Personal Assurance He is Not Se riously 111. New York, Jan. 7. E. H. Harrlman gave personal assurance to-day that he was not seriously ill. He said: "I underwent an unromantic little operation recently, but it was not of any consequence. I hear there have been wild reports of my sickness, though I haven't read the newspapers. I expect to go out at once." Mr. Harriman refused to discuss the interstate commerce commission's in vestigation of the railroads in which he is interested. MARRIES HIS STEPDAUGHTER J. P. WHEELER AND FLORA B. TOUNG OF NORWICH WED. Woke Jersey City Magistrate Out of Bed Early This Morning Attired in His Pajamas and an Overcoat, With Two Witnesses In Their Nightshirts He Ties the Nuptial Knot. New York, Jan. 7. Attired only In pajamas and a light overcoat, Magis trate Frank P. Lehane, of Jersey City, early to-day married Nelson P. Wheel er to his stepdaughter, Flora B. Young, both of Norwich, Conn. The magistrate was awakened from a sound sleep at his home, 284 First street, at 3 o'clock by the couple, who said that they wanted to be married in a hurry. "It's all right, Judge," said Wheeler, "It's perfectly legal for us to be mar ried. I've looked up the law, and it's perfectly proper In New Jersey for a man to marry his stepdaughter." "Wait till I get witnesses," said the Judge. He went to the flat below, and returned a moment later with two men in their night shirt?. "Hera they are," he said. "Now get busy.'' No time was lost. Wheeler and Miss Young stood up, the magistrate gallop ed through the' marriage ceremony in record time, pronounced the couple man and wife, made out the certificate, and went back to his interrupted slumber. "Much obliged, Judge," said Wheeler, as he and his wife left the house to catch a train for Monmouth county, where he has bought a farm. Wheeler is forty-two years old, and his wife is thirty-two. Wheeler mar ried his present wife's mother some years ago, but they did not get along well, and Mrs. Wheeler got a divorce. He fell in love with her daughter, and they decided to get married. WILD WEST I' 1. AY FATAL. One Boy Shoots Another During Mimic Representation. New York, Jan. 7. William Gearin, a youth seventeen years old, who recent ly came here from Toronto, Canada, and Herbert Coburn, aged fifteen, play ed "Wild West" in a small room of a tenement house in Eighth avenue to day and the Gearin boy was shot through the head and killed. Coburn was arrseted. He was attired in a suit resembling, as closely as possible, a western cowboy's dress, with wide rimmed sombrero hat, big gauntlet gloves, a cartridge belt and a chain to hang his revolver, from. The police think the two boys, who lived together in the little room, had been reading cheap novels and adventure. Three re volvers were found in the room. The arrested boy said the dead boy shot himself. Gearin, who is said to be the son of a Toronto police official, came here three months ago. WANTS MUNICIPAL PLANT. Rockville Would Manufacture Its Own Gas and Electricity, Rockville, Jan. 7. In connection with the reading of his annual message to the common council to-night, Mayor George Forster "introduced a resolution which has for its object the petitioning of the state legislature for an amend ment to the city's charter which will permit It to manufacture gas and elec tricity for lighting and commercial pur poses. Dead of Heart Disease. Mrs. Eleanor Burbaum of 1 , Count street, West Haven, died at the New Haven hospital yesterday afternoon of heart disease. She was seventy-two years of age. OF PRACTICES ACT IO BE FILED TO-MORROW IN HARTFORD B CHAIRMAN OF COMMISSION. Body Appointed Two Years Ago to Do the Work Recommends the Adoption of a Primary Nomination Law to Ap ply to Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Representatives In Congress, State Senators and Representatives, Judges of Probate, Sheriffs and Any Candi date for City or Borough Office. Hartford, Jan. 7.-John H. Perry of Fairfield will file on Wednesday the complete report of the commission of which he is chairman, that was ap pointed two years ago to revise the corrupt practices act and consider the subject of a direct primary law. A synopsis of the additions to the cor rupt practices act ha already been made public. The cctmmlssion consists of J. H. Perry of Fairfield, Frank T. Brown of Norwich, Colonel N. G. Os born and Colonel Theodore H. Macdon ald of New Haven and Charles Hop kins Chirk of this city. The commission will recommend tho adoption of a primary nomination law which shall apply to the governor, lieu tenant governor, representatives in congress, state senators and represen tatives, Judges of probate, sheriffs any any candidate for city cr borough of fice to which the election is by ballot. It does not affect the other state officers, but assumes that a con vention for the adoption of a platform is desirable and that it is not neces sary to fill up the primary ticket with the names of candidates for the minor offices. It provides incidentally for the selection bf convention delegates and makes a special provision for the nom ination to the United States senate "to the end that the members of the gen eral assembly may become acquaint ed with the will of the electors," but recognizing, of course, that the choice is with the legislature. No other names may be printed on the official ballot used at the primary except In case of "nominations by petition" for, which special provision Is made. It Is pro vided that there shall be a state prim ary held on the first Monday of Octo ber, the time of the regular town elec tion. City and borough primaries are to be held fourteen (14) days before the holding of the October primary the secretary cf state is to notify town clerks what offices are to be filled and the town clerks within seven days are to publish these notices. Candidates must be nominated by paper signed by the electors, who declare that they in tend to support the party at the com ing election. The signers for an office voted for by the whole state must equal one per cent, of tho total vote of the party cast for its presidential elector having the highest number of votes; for district representatives in congress two per cent, of the vote of his party for offices involving a less jarea three per cent, the standard for such offices being the vote of the party candidate receiving the largest vote at the last election. Nominations are hot considered complete until payments have been made as follows: United States senator, state officer or repre sentative, $150; sheriff, $100; state sen ator, $50; aldermen, councllmen and burgesses, each $15; others, $10. If a candidate receive 10 per cent, of the (Continued on Second Page.) BLUE LAWS IOR W1LLIMANTIC Not Even Sales of Newspapers or Ci gars to be Allowed. Wlllimantic, Jan. 7 The police to night served notice on about forty merchants and others whoso places of business are usually open on Sunday that hereafter all sales on Sunday of newspapers, cigars, tobacco, soda wat er, candy and fruit will be considered in violation of the Sunday observance law, and any violations reported to the prosecuting attorney by the police will be acted upon by that official. One of the storekeepers notified was Mayor D. P. Dunne, who, it is said, handles a large amount of Sunday newspapers here. SEE SUBSIDY BILL'S DEFEAT, Pinal Vote Next Week on Question of Reporting Measure. Washington.Jan. 7. -After a wrangle in the house committee ion merchant marine and fisheries the subsidy bill to-day went over until a week from Tuesday, when a final vote will bo taken on the question of reporting it. The absence 'of Messrs. Wachter.Ford ney, McDermott and Flack, friends of the bill, led to this decision. Opponents of subsidy legislation stay they have the fight already won. Immediate Plea for Statehood. . Santa Fe, N. iM., Jan. 7. The New Mexico constitutional convention con vened to-day to draft a constitution to submit to congress with a plea for immediate admission to statehood. For mer Governor Bradford Prince, whoi was a member of the Ner York con stitutional convention, was elected president. Biirnham Trial After Thaw's. New York, Jan. 7. It was officially stated to-day that the trial of Fred erick A. Burnham, president of the Mu tual Reserve Life Insurance company, under indictment for forgery and grand larceny, will be postponed until after the conclusion of the Thaw case. I MADV A SPLENDID RUN. Performance of the Battleship Connec ticutFigures Not Made Known. Washington, Jan. 7. Captain Swift, of the battleship Connecticut, reported at the navy department to-day, his ship having arrived in Hampton Roads last evening from Newport. He says that the ship made a splendid run down the coast, under twelve boilers. The exact figures of the speed trial, follow ing the new policy adopted by the navy department, are withheld from publica tion. The next trial will be under forc ed draught. The Connecticut will sail to-morrow from Hampton Roade for Culebra, and after about a fortnight spent in shaking down wil'. Join the At lantio fleet, which by February 3 will be at Guantanamo, Cuba. , PROTESTED BALLOTS. Henring Over Those Cast In Recent In surance Election. New York, Jan. 7. Argument was heard to-day behind closed doors by the board of election inspectors of the Mutual Life Insurance company on the validity of protested ballots cast in the recent insurance election. Argument will probably be heard by the New York Life board of inspectors some time this week. But In neither case will the inspectors' decisions be made known until after the vote is count ed. Thus far no attempt has been made to count the vote cast in either companj. WILL BE A LONG ' FIGHT PROTRACTED DEBATE ON DIS. MISSAL OF NEGRO TROOPS. Senator Lodge Develops a New Phaase of the Question by Presenting Reso lution for Investigation and by Si lence Conceding Authority of Presi dent to Take Action He Did Mr. Gearin Speaks for New Treaty With Japan. Washington, Jan. 7. President Roose velt's dismissal of the negro troops was again the subject of contention In the senate to-day, and Indications point to protracted debate before any of the pending resolutions on the subject are voted on. vv ' Senator Lodge developed a new phase of the question by presenting a resolu tion providing for an Investigation of the "af'ray" at Brownsville, and, by silence, conceding the minority of the jrs!d?at to: take the action he did. This resolution wag supported by Mr. Lodge in an address, and opposed by Mr. Foraker, who followed and spoke until 5:30 o'clock, giving notice then that he would conclude to-morrow. Previous to this debate the, senate listened to a two-hour address on the Japanese question by Senator Gearin, who argued, for a resolution directing the opening of negotiations with Japan fora revision of our treaty with that nation. . . The galleries of the senate were crowded and the debate was listened to with the closest attention by an unusu ally large number of senators. WILL CONFlaCAlE COAL, San Francisco Officials Determined to Have It for Schools. San Francisco, Jan. 7. Under orders of Chief of Police Dinan and at the re quest of the board of education, a de tail of twenty policemen will mount a train of wagons to-morrow and go to the bunkers of the Western Fuel com pany to procure sufficient coal for the use of the schoolhouses. Three schools had to bo dismissed to-day for lack of fuel. ' The man who has the contract to sup ply the school department with coal de clares that the Western Fuel company will not sell him coal at the figure named in the contract, and that the fuel company alleges that it has no coal on hand to supply any contracts, not withstanding the ship Sheila, laden with 6,000 tons consigned to the West ern Fuel company, reached port yester day. School Inspectors Boyle and Oli ver made the request on Chief Dinan for policemen. MISSING SINCE CHRISTMAS. George Hanlon Left Home Without Warning. The absence from home of George Hanlon, of 1349 Howard avenue, since the day before Christmas was reported to the police by his brother, John Han lon, last night. Mr. Hanlon Is very much worried over the absence of his brother. He has been looking for him since the day of his disappearance, but did not notify the police until last night. Hanlon Is described as bIx feet and one-half inch tall, wore a dark moustache and had on a dark suit and a light fall overcoat. He is a Joiner by trade. , Goldman and Berkmnn Held. New York, Jan. 7. 'Emma Goldman, lAlexander Berkman and John R. Coryell were arraigned before a mag istrate to-day charged with violating the penal code by making incendiary speeches at an anarchistic meeting yesterday. The woman was held in $2,000 bail and the men in $1,000 for examination Fridaj'. Cassle to be Removed Again. Moundsville, W. Va., Jan. 7. A bul letin was posted to-day in the dining room of the Moundsvlllp penitentiary announcing that Mrs. Cassie Chadivick and twenty-seven other prisoners would shortly bo transferred from the prison tvt Columbus, 0 to Moundsville. REFMSL'CANS BOLT ALDEilAE MEETING TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A RECESS AND LEAVE DEMOCRATS IN LURCH. Latter Send Sheriff Vollcrstroui With Warrant to Gather In Republicans, hut Effort Is Ineffectual Democrats Adjourn Meeting Until To-night-Seven Ballots for Presidency Re sulted in Ties. After attempting for two hours to reach an agreement last night, the re publican members of the new board of aldermen took advantage of a .recess and lef; city hall in a body, as it was seen that the democrats did not Intend to yield. Seven ballots were cast for president of the board and each re sulted in a tie, 10 to 10. The candidates are Alderman John O. Johnson for the republicans and Alderman Richard B. Healy for the democrats. After the republicans had bolted the democrats gathered In the chamber to devise means to 'force the hand of the republicans. (Alderman Healy was chosen temporary chairman. A motion was introduced instructing the chair man to draw up a warrant to compel the attendance of enough of the absent members of the board to constitute a quorum, and City Sheriff Kollerstrom wa ssent to serve that warrant upon tho absent republicans. A recess was then taken. Another meeting was held a little later and it was voted to be In session until 12 o'clock to give the sheriff time to return. The sheriff did not succeed in his mission. At that hour the meet ing was adjourned until to-night at 8 o'clock. Alderman Molloy was appoint ed a committee to inform the absent members of the action taken. That there would be a deadlock was generally known, and a large number of eager spectators had gathered in the halls and In the aldermanlc cham ber to see what turn matters would take. - Aldermen could be seen here and there darting about in search of some fellow member of the board to make sure that each understood the plans .f . the party to which he. be longed. City Clerk Street assumed the fchalr shortly after 8 o'clock, but . there was a short delay owing to the tardiness of Alderman Samuel Nathanson. The meeting was called to order at 8:30 O'clOCk. : ' . ' Ori motion.-, of .Alderman; Johnson a cimmlttfie cor.r.lsiting sif; a republic an and a democrat were' appointed to in vite Mayor Studley to act as tempo rary chairman. Aldermen Maxwell and Johnson were assigned for this 'honor. When the mayor had assumed the chair the city clerk read the election certificate and the new members were sworn in, by Mayor Studley. These members are Aldermen Henry H. Townshend from the First, Mulvey from the Third, Thomas Molloy from the Fifth, James Devlns from the Sev enth, Davis from the Ninth, Kelleher from tho Eleventh, Dickerman from tho Thirteenth and Undrew P. Allen from the Fifteenth. Nominations for the presidency were (Continued on Fifth Page.) ARREST IN MAtKLIN CASE. Negro Corporal Held for Murderously Assaulting Cnptnln. Fort Reno, Okla., Jan. 7. The find ing of a khaki, Jacket, one sleeve of which was covered with blood and punctured presumably by a bullet, led to the arrest this afternoon of Corporal Knowlos of the Twenty fifth Infantry, colored, eft the charge of murderously assaulting Captain . Edgar B. Macklin on the night of December 21. When arrested the negro offlcer was found to have a severe flesh wound In the wrist, which he is said to have been treating himself for more than three weeks. The wound In the wrist is said to have been inflicted by the same size bullet as went through the sleeve of the Jacket, which bore Knowles' initials. The Jacket, which led to Knowles' ar rest, was found near the fort on Sun day by two boys on the trail taken by the bloodhounds that followed the scent of Macklin's assailant Knowles re fuses to talk, and Major Penrose, com manding offlcer at Fort Reno, refuses to give any information concerning the arrest. i STRIKE OF R. R. CLKRKS OFF. All the Old Men on Southern Pacific to Have Places Back. New Orleans, Jan. 7 According fia a telegram from Wilder Braggins, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, who Is In Kansas City the strike of the Southern Pacifls rail way clerks Is off, effective to-day. 'By the terms ofi the settlement all of the old clerks who apply for positions will be employed as soon as places can be made for them without prejudice on account of the strike. Ellington Hotel Proprietor Fined. . Rockville, Jan. 7. John W. Pardee, proprietor of a hotel at Ellington, was found guilty of selling liquor in viola tion of the Sunday observance law to day, and was fined $100 in the town court. He took an appeal. The action was brought as a result of evidence furnished by the state police. Ralsnll's Capture Not Confirmed. Tangier, Jan. 7. No confirmation has been obtained of the reported capture of Raisull. He is now understood to have sought, refuge with his brother-in-law, Zilam, who has offered to de liver him up to the Moroccan war min ister for a large sum of money. PINNED UNDtR ENGINE. Conductor of Consolidated Road Meets Shocking Accident. New York, Jan. 7 For four hours to-day Charles Fisher, aged forty-one, a freight conductor on the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, lay pinned under an engine in the local yards. One of his legs was amputated, but this failed to effect his release. His other legwas held fast, and he was not taken out until a wrecking crew had Jacked the big engine off the rails, side of a switch engine, but missed his Fisher attempted to swing on tn footing and Jammed his leg between two flanges of the drive-wheel. The wheel revolved, catching Fisher Just as the flange was brought to a stop. An ambulance surgeon crawled un der the locomotive, and there amputat ed Fisher's left leg. This, however, did not release the man, whose other leg was still held. . Finally the engine was Jacked up, and Fisher removed to a hospital, where his right leg was am putated. It is believed that Fisher will recover. SAYBROOK BAUK ELECTS Annual Meeting of Institution In Essex ' Cashier Resigns. Essex, Jan. 7. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Saybrook bank of this place held to-day, the fol lowing officers and directors were elect ed: President, Crawford G. Cheney; vice president, W. C. Griswold; direct ors, Crawford G. Cheney, W. C. Gris wold, E. E. Dickinson, of Essex; Chas. E. Chatham, of Westbrook; James H. Day, of Saybrook; H. W. Tyler, of Saybrook; Judge William Belcher, of New London; Lucius L. Wooster, of Essex. Cashier L. P. Parker tendered his res ignation, which was accepted, but he is to remain as cashier until some one can be secured to take the position. QUARREL LEADS TO MURDER WOKIAX KILLED AND THREE MORTALLY WOUNDED. Mysterious Affair In the Apartments In New York of Mrs. Lena Weldman, n Manicurist, Who is Killed Pauline Ratel, Aged Twenty-five, an Assist ant, Shot Through the Head Two Men in Hospital and Svill Probably V . New York, Jan. 7. Mrs. Lena Weld-man,- a -manicurist, w tb im. . BtfeHsh ment in the Hotel JEndicott at Eighty first street and Columbus avenue, w&s. shot and killed at her apartments in SO West Eighty-second street to-night during a quarrel in which three other persons were probably fatally wound ed. Mrs. Weldman, who was thirty years old, was shot twice through the body, and stabbed twice In the neck. Pauline Ratel, twenty-five years old, an assistant to Mrs. Weldman. in the manicuring business and who lived with her, was shot through the head, and removed to the hospital in a dying condition, George Fallon, a florist, with a plaVe of business at Eighty-first street and Columbus avenue, received a bullet in the body, and at the hospital to which ha was removed it was said that he would die. He was placed under ar rest. An unidentified man, the fourth mem ber of the party, was cut about the throat. While Fallon was technically charged with shooting the police at a late hour had been unable to learn any thing of the origin of the trouble. SUTION AGAIN GIVEN UP. All Hope for New Haven Built Vessel , Abandoned. Newport, Jan. 7. The schooner Hen ry Sutton, of Newport, which sailed from Cheverie, N. S., October 31 for Baltimore with a cargo of lumber, be fore reported as missing, has been giv en up as lost with all 09 board, accord ing to a letter received by the custom house authorities to-day from Captain J. C. Clifford, of Middleboro, Mass., the managing owner. The Sutton carried a crew of six men and was commanded by Captain Cole. The vessel was of 602 gross tonnage and was built in New Haven in 1879. FOR CHINESE SUFFERERS. Subscriptions tot Famine Victims Amount Thus Far to $8,000. Washington, Jan. 7. The cash sub scriptions of the American National Red Cross for the relief of the Chinese famins sufferers to-day amounted to $8,000. The New York state branch has about $2,000 additional, which it has an nounced it is ready to ,send, and there are still twenty-nine other branches to hear from. Hartford Times After Fakir. . Hartford, Jan. 7. The Hartford Times is exerting every effort in an at tempt to locate the person who is re sponsible for the publication in its col umns Saturday of the fake death of M. S. Dravo, of Pittsburg, a student at Trinity college, who has not returned to his studies after the holidays. If the Times is successful a prosecution will result. New Tork Manager Found Dead. Upton, Mass., Jan. 7. Joseph C. Rog ers, New York manager for the Pitts burg Steel Plate company, was found dead In bed this morning, the cause being heart disease. He had been vis iting here two months, it being his boyhood home. He was sixty-two years old. STILL i WORD FRO VESSEL NOW ,A FULL WEEK OVERDUE FROM PORTO RICO. Last Reported December 28 When She Appeared to be Making Her Usual Speed Owners Still Relieve That Temporary Disablement Has Delayed tho Craft Disabled Ship Reported by the Admiral Farragut Not the Ponce. New York, Jan. 7. Another day has passed with no news from the steam ship Ponce of the New York & Porto iRllco Steamship company., which sail ed on December 26 from Ponce, Porto Rico, for New York. 1 The vessel is a full ' week overdue1. The Ponce -was last reported on De cember 28, when she appeared to be making her usual speed. Under orders from the United States treasury de partment, three revenue cutters are scouring the seas for the missing boat. The owners still believe that temporary disablement has delayed their craft. The seven cabin passengers on the Ponce are Henry W. Rogers of Phila delphia, T. P. Kidd of Westwood, N. J.; G. D. Campbell, Hoboken, N. J.; M. Bates, of Porto Rico; Mrs. Maria May oral, of Ponce; N. Fox, of New York state, and Gregorio Santiago, mf Pnnr-B Mrs. Mayoral and the stewardess are tne only women aboard. That the United Fruit Co.'s freighter, Admiral Farragut, frojn San Antonio to Philadelphia', had sighted the Ponce, disabled and wallowing in 'the trough of the sea off Cape Henry last Satur day, was found to be a false hope to day. General Manager Mooney, of tho Porto Rico line had' a conversation, over the telephone with Captain Mader of the Admiral Farragut, and said that the description given by the Captain of the steamship reported by him as not under control does not tally with that oi the Ponce. Captain Mader thought the vessel' was a British tramp, aid Mr. Mooney. Mr. Mooney believed that if the' Ponce was disabled after helnir slo-hto by the Shenandoah December 28, that aiaea oy tne trade winds from the east, she drifted toward the Bahama Islands, and In the course of vessels going to and from the Bahamas, ("I cannot .believe," he said, "tha t anything serious has happened to the irmce. ; uooa weather has prevailed aiong ner course, according tc-'incof;: uR vessels, sne was enu nno fn modern appliances, good lifeboats and rafts, and besides she was .compara tively light, which should make her easy to handle in a sea way. I'm pret ty sure she will come limping into Nas sau or some other place in the Ba hamas." , Nine vessels from J:he south arrived to-day, but none had seen the missing Ponce. They were the Valdlva, from Baltimore; Disa, West Indies; Porteus, Evelyn and El Valle, New Orleans; City of Columbus. Savannah, Joseph DDI Ciorgo, Cuba; Virginia, West Indies and the Baker, Jamaica. Between them they covered all the courses taken by ships coming from southern waters. " The Ponce was built in 1899, and is tot 3.053 tons; COMISG PEACE CONGRESS. Executive Committee Meets in New York to Further Arrangements. New York, Jan. 7. The executive committee which is preparing for the peace congress to be held in this city next April met to-day at the City club. The congress, which will be known as the National Arbitration and Pence congress, will be composed of repre sentatives of all religious and civic bodies that may send delegates. The definite make-up of the congress has not been determined, but it is said that no bona fide organization which may take sufficient interest in the peace movement to send delegates will be re fused participation. AtOTHLR $3,000,000 GIFT. Rockefeller to Create Fund for Snper nnnnated Professors of V. of C. Chicago, Jan. 7. An announcement was made to-day by the trustees of the University of Chicago that John D-. Rockefeller would soon endow the Uni versity of Chicago with $3,000,000 to maintain a fund for superannuated professors of the institution. The ex clusion of the University of Chicago, because it is a denominational school, from sharing In the $10,000,000 Carnegie pension fund is said to be responsible for Mr. Rockefeller's decision to create a pension fund for the University of Chicago. ' ' CROKER NOT TO RETURN. No Truth in Rumors That He is Coming Back. London, Jan. 7. Concerning "reports of his intention to return to the United States, Richard Croker has telegraphed? the Associated Press as follows from Dublin: "I am not returning to the United States, and there is no truth In these rumors." , SchllT, Stlilman and Mills Subpoenaed. New York, Jan. 7. It was learned to-day Jacob H. Schiff, James Still man and D. O. Mills have been sub poenaed to give testimony before the interstate commerce commission wnea it resumes its investigation of the Har rimaa railroads in this city. E. K. Harriman and William Rockefeller had previously been summoned to tes-. I