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The daily morning journal and courier. [volume] (New Haven, Conn.) 1894-1907, January 08, 1907, Image 1

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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. , '
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
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.
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."
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
On School Complaints.
Frederick W. and Edward L. Clark
were arrested yesterday on Connecti
cut school complaints.
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.' "
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.
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.
One Boy Shoots Another During Mimic
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
Gearin, who is said to be the son of a
Toronto police official, came here three
months ago.
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.
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.)
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
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
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.
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. ,
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
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
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.
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.
Hanlon Left Home Without
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.
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.)
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
. 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
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.
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.
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
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;
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. ' '
No Truth in Rumors That He is Coming
London, Jan. 7. Concerning "reports
of his intention to return to the United
States, Richard Croker has telegraphed?
the Associated Press as follows from
"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-.

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