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PAGES TWELVE PAGES i i VOL LXXI. NO 17 miCE TWO CETS. INEWIUVEN, CON., SATUHOAY JANUARY ID 1907 THE CAERIXGTON PUBLISHING CO. y I LANDED AT REQUEST OF BRIT ISH AUTHORITIES BY AD MIRAL EVANS. Serving on Pickets In the Streets Six Hundred Bodies Already Recovered t and Others Are Being; Found Con stantly Order Being: Brought Out ot Chaos Work of Sending; Relief Pro ceeding; With Energry Merchant Ships and Warships Hurrying; to the Scene Report That Tlrtnl Wave Hns De vastated Southern Shore Not Con firmed Statement Received in Wash ington That No Americans Had Been Reported Killed Vp to Thursday Evening. The situation at Kingston seems to toe improving. Order has been re-established and the work of burying the dead and caring for the injured is pro gressing on an organized basis. At the. request of the British author ities Admiral Evans has landed ma rines from the battleships Missouri and Indiana, and they are now picket ins the. streets. The work of sending in relief to the stricken city is proceeding with ener gy. Kingston is receiving, supplies, as far as possible, from the island of Ja maica itself. The American warships in the harbor have put on shore all the foodstuffs end medical supplies they could spare, and the Jamaican authori ties have taken charge of the distribu tion of all provisions in the city. In addition relief is being hurried in from outside quarters. The senate to day passed a bill authorizing relief for 'the stricken island; the people of the British island of Trinidad have sent a first installment of relief; H. M. S. Indefatigable has left Port of Spain, Trinidad, with 'provisions, clothing and other supplies for the stricken people; the French government has started a cruiser from the island of Martinique with supplies for Kingston; the Man sion house fund in London is growing rapidly and the British authorities are perfecting the. details of relief on a large scale, "and in addition various steamers are either on their ' war or about to start for Kingston with food, clothing and medicines on board. The report that a tidal wave had devastated the southern shore of Ja maica had not been, confirmed up to a very late hour to-night. Cable com munications with the island has been partly restored, . but the messages from Jamaica are coming through very slowly. The estimate of deaths remains at about 1,000. Great relief was afforded to-night to all those who have friends in Jamaica by a statement received from the office of the cable company at Kingston that up to 7 o'clock Thursday evening no Americans had been reported killed or severely wounded by the earthquake. The' list of known victims is growing, and the names of no less than forty persons of more or less prominence in the Jamaican "capitol already have been given out as dead. About twenty well known people are either injured or missing. The reports received to-day make no mention of further earthquake shocks and the fires have been put out. AMERICAN MARINES LANDED. Picketing Kingston's Streets at Request of British Authorities. Kingston, Jamaica, Thursday Jan. 17Xhe streets of this city are now picketed with American guards, Ad miral Evans, at the request of the British authorities landed a num ber of marines from the battleships Missouri and Indiana. Six hundred bodies have been recov ered and more are being found con stantly. Dynamite is being employed to clear away the debris of shattered buildings. AO AMERICANS KILLED. State Department Informed Through Telegraph Agency. Washington, Jan. 18. The state de partment to-day was furnished with copies of cabled reports that the West ern Union had received from its agent In Havana regarding the Kingston earthquake. In one of these reports it was stated that the latest information from Kingson was that no American was killed or seriously injured up to 7 o'clock p. m. January 17. The report further stated that it was estimated that the number of dead would reach 1,000. These reports were furnished the state department by President Clowry, of the Western Union, upon its request for a statement of the situation, the department being unable to secure speedy transmission for its own dis patches and being overwhelmed by in quiries from persons in this country as to the safety of their friends in Ja- Lightlng Plant Reported Sold. New Britain. Jan. 18 It was stated on good authority here to-day that the Consolidated Railway company has sold out Its lighting plant here to the Hartford Electric Light company. It is also stated that, there may be a re duction in the cost to the citi Received in Privnte Audience. Constantinople, Jan. IS. Mr. Leish inan, the American ambassador, was received by the sultan in private au dience to-dav. PLAN TO RHBUILD CUT Colonists to Ask Loan British Tribute to Admiral Evans. London, Jan. 19 The Daily Mail and other newspapers pay a tribute of gratitude this morning to the splendid and prompt help given by Admiral Evans at Kingston, and the Mail also asks regretfully why there was not a British warship at hand to render this service A number of colonists interested in the West Indies met in London yes terday, and decided to ask the govern ment to grant a loan to rebuild Kings ton on a safer site. The Mail support ing this idea urges the government to accompany the offer of a loan on easy terms by a definite imperial grant that it is not to be repaid. The Rev. Mr. Piatt, who is among those reported dead at Kingston, was the predecessor in the pastorate of Pembroke chapel, Liverpool, of the Rev. Charles F. Aked. SPOE S'iOltb All ACHED. Sensational Rumors Regarding Conduct of Waterbury Business. Waterbury, Jan. 18. The Raymond! Shoe Store, Raymond P. Salsman pro prietor was seized here to-day under writ of attachments issued at the in stance of creditors, and the place was dismantled of its fixtures and stock. It was one of the most prominent marts in this city, and there are sen sational rumors concerning the meth ods that have been employed in con ducting the place. One attachment is for $4,000 In favor of the sister of the proprietor. She re sides in Massachusetts. There are sev eral others aggregating about $8,000, with several wailing to be served to morrow. A constable is in charge of the place. PRINZ WALDEMAR ASHORE HAMBURG-AMI R1CAN LINE Rl CE1VES CONFIRMATION. Fine Tourist Steamer Strands on Ja maica Coast Ten Miles East of Kings tonVessel Left Port Llmon the Day of the Earthquake for Kingston Lighthouse Had Disappeared. New York, Jan. 18. The Hamburg American line received official confir mation to-night of the reported grounding of the steamer Prinz Walde mar, oft Plum Point, Jamaica.' The dispatch is from Caotain W. P Forward, the , Hamburg-American agent at Klncston, and Is dated Janu ary 18. It reads; "Prinz Waldemar stranded two this morninz half east Plum Point. Mer-ritt-Chapman Wrecking steamer Pre mier gone to her rescue." Plum Point is a lighthouse point about ten miles east of Kingston, whither the steamer Was bound when she struck. The Prinz Waldemar left Port Limon the day of the earthquake. The shocks having destroyed the lights the steamer presumably lost hor way. It was stated by the Hamburg American officials that the passenger list is probably , not large, and the steamer expected to take on most of her passengers at Kingston. The ves sel was to have sailed direct from Kingston to New York. ' The Hamburg-American line to-night issued a statement completely absolv ing Captain Wintzer, of the Prinz Wal demar, from any blame in connection with the stranding of the vessel. Ow ing to the destruction by the earth quake of the coast lights, it was,stated, it was impossible for Captain Wintzer to know when he was approaching Kingston harbor. St. Thomas, D. W. I., Jan. 18. iMes ,Uges received here from Kingston confirm previous reports that the steamer Prinz Wlademar of the Hamburg American line went ashore at 2 o'clock Thursday morning off Plum Point lighthouse, Kingston, close to where the steamer Prinzessln Vic toria Lulse is aground. Previous reports that the Plum Point and Port Royal lights at Kingston were ruined are confirmed. NEWS IROM EVANS. Davis Reports the Practical Destruction of Kingston. Washington, Jan. 19. At 1:50 o'clock this morning the operator at the wire less station at the Washington navy yard received this message from Rear Admiral Evans: "Navy, Bureau Navigation: "Whipple arrived from Kingston with report from Admiral Davis con firming practical destruction of city." At 2 o'clock this morning the oper ator stated that a full report from Admiral Evans was then coming, but that he found it very difficult to de cipher the message on account of the fact that the atmospheric conditions were very bad. For this reason he thought it would toe 4 o'clock in the morning before the entire message was received. 1 Nearly Half Billion Hnndlcd. New York, Jan. 18. Nearly half a toiliion dollars were handled during the rear 1906 by the money order de partment of the New York postoffice, according to a statement issued by Postmaster Willcox to-day, The amount was $430,785,304, an increase of $"1,115,4773 over 1905. The report stated that the office made a profit in 1906 of $364,805 in the purchase of foreign bills of exchange. President Signs Kingston Relief Bill. Washington, Jan. 18. The president has signed the Kingston relief measure. COUNTESS OF YARMOUTH TO AID HER BROTHER CROSSES OCEAN TO DO ALL 1A HER POWER FOR HARRY. Also to Set at Rest "the Absurd Stories to the Effect That the Family l Di vided" Takes Apartments nt Same Hotel With Her Mother and Evelyn Nesblt Thaw Family in Ignorance of Some Features of Defense. New York, Jan. 18. The Countess of Yarmouth, sister of Harry Thaw, now awaiting trial for the killing of Stan ford White, arrived from Europe to day on the steamship Kaiserin Augus tt Victoria. The countess was accom panied by her cousin, Miss Mary Cop ley and several maids. She was met at the dock ,by Mrs. William Thaw, her mother. The party was driven di rectly to the Hotel Lorraine, where (Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw is staying with her husband'3 mother, and where apartments had been reserved for the visitors. The countess denied herself to all newspaper interviews, but through her brother, Edward Thaw, made the following statement: "I have crossed the ocean to give every aid in my power to my brother when he faces trial next week, and to set at rest all the absurd stories to the effect that the family is divided." To this statement Edward Thaw himself adjed: "You may say for my sister that 'she comes here to show that we will all work for Harry, and that we all have Harry's interests at heart. I can make a statement that will do no harm, and that is that my brother's case is at present at such a stage that there are many things that it would not do to talk about. "But no member of the family has advised Harry to go against the wishes of his counsel. There are other fea tures of this case that are of such vital importance that they have not even been told to me. I am in ignor ance of much that is material, but the things are of such great importance that they have not yet been brought out publicly and they will not toe un til the trial." MO lit TROLLEY ROADS. Merger Which Means Absorption by the Consolidated. Hooslc, Falls, N. Y., Jan. 18 The merger of the Bennington & Hooslck Valleyralhvay with the Bennington and North Adams street railroad, was consummated to-day toy . the filing of the necessary legal papers with, the secretary of state. The merger really means, it is said, the absorption of the two companies by the New York, New Haven and Hartford rallroal. The cap ital Is given as $650,000. The roads consolidated to-day form part of an interstate trolley system, which the New Haven Interests now have in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Vermont. By to-day's merger President Mellen of the Consolidated Railway company has secured additional franchises for rights of way Into Troy and Albany. The new board of directors Is: C. S. Mellen, Calvert Townley, A. S. May, J. Vs. Parker and H. M. Korhersperger of New Haven, George E- Greene of Hooslck Falls: F. E. Gibson of Ben nington, A. B. Gardner of Pownal, Vt.; H. W. Ely, Westfield, Mass. BROWNSVILLE AFFAIB. Senate Defers Further Action I'ntil Next Monday. Washington, Jan. 18. The senate to day deferred further action on the Brownsville matter until Monday. It passed a bill authorizing relief for earthquake-smitten Jamaica, agreed to a resolution directing an Investigation of the "lumber trust" and passed a bill increasing the artillery corps of the army, An address was made by Senator Whyte, of Maryland, in protest against any encroachment by the federal gov ernment on the powers of the states. Senator Kittredge spoke regarding the "lumber trust," declaring there was a combination completely controlling the lumber industry, and detailing its methods. The senate adjourned at 3:05 o'clock until Monday. GOLF CHAMPIOXSH1PS. Courses Chosen for This Year's Three Big Events. Chicago, Jan. 18. The United States Golf association at the Auditorium hotel to-nisrht and chose the courses over which the three national cham pionships will toe played this year. Cleveland, O.. captured the national amateur championship for the Euclid course of that city. The open cham pionship will toe played on the Phila delphia Cricket club's grounds while the Midlothian club of Chicago got the women's national championship. The dates of these tournaments will be de cided later. Daniel Chauncey, Dyker IMeadow club, was elected president. Denial from the Vatican. Rome, Jan. 18. Vatican authorities declare to toe false all statements that they have negotiated with Emueror William or President Roosevelt or any power concerning the participation of the holy see in the next Hague con ference, and add it is therefore untrue that any power has objected to this participation. WOULD BUY THE LANDS. Oklnhoma Favors Purchasing Coal and Asphalt Deposits. Guthrie; Okla., Jan. 18. The special committee of the constitutional conven tion on segregated coal and asphalt lands in the Indian territory to-day made its final report to the convention in the form of a congressional memo rial notirying congress and the presi dent that the state of Oklahoma desires to open negotiations with the federal government and at an early date pur chase the lands. The committee is of the opinion that the lands can be purchased for about $15,000,000. The lands embrace one of the most valuable mineral deposits in the southwest, and the state proposes state ownership and state operation. PROF. UAliCOU IltSlGNS. Harvard Man Recently Sued by a Bos ton Woman. Cambridge, Jan, 18. The president and fellows of Harvard college an nounced this evening the resignation of Philippe B. Marcou as assistant profes sor of Romance languages at Harvard, to take effect from January 10 last. Professor Marcou has occupied this po sition since 1899. He is a well-known authority on comparative literature. On January 8 Professor Marcou was made the defendant in a civil suit for $25,000 brought by a Boston woman. The case is still pending. YICTORY FOR MR. BAILEY MS FOLLOWERS CARRY A SUB STITUTE RESOLUTION. Pnssed by Texns House 65 to 53 Pro vides That Speaker Appoint a Special Committee to Pass Upon Any Charges Against the Senator and to Summon Witnesses if They, Deem it Necccssary. Austin, Tex., Jan. 18. By a vote of 65 to 55, the remaining votes toeing represented in the absentees and pairs, the house of the Texas legislature this evening adopted the Kennedy substi tute to the Duncan resolution looking to an investigation of United States Senator J. W. Bailey, and his connec tion and associations with the Waters Pierce Qil company. ! '. The substitute as adopted provides that a special committee of seven shall be appointed by the speaker to pass upon any charges .prBferred agaipst Senator Bailey, and if in the Judgment of said committee It becomes necessary to hold an extra session at any distant date or point, or Bummon any special witnesses they shall have the option of doing so. This substitute was draft ed toy friends of Senator BaJley, so that its adoption may toe looked upon as a Bailey victory. i It was announced to-night on the ad journment that the charges would be preferred against Senator Bailey be fore the house committee, and he would be given an opportunity of explaining. Both the house and senate adopted a Joint resolution to-day providing for the election of a United States senator next Tuesday, January. 22. IN HONOR OF DR. HALE. Movement to Put Lend-a-Hand Society on Sound Basis. Boston, Jan. 18. In honor of Rev. Edward (Everett Hale, D. D., whose eighty-fifth birthday anniversary will fall upon the third ot next April, a movement hns been started having as its object the establishment of a per manent endowment fund which shall place the Lend-a-'Hand socictl on a sound basis. This society was founded toy Dr. Hale, and he is now its presi dent. The otoject of the society is to give p-actieal assistance in any direc-t!s"- in which It may be needed. Gov ernor Guild is chairman of the honor ary committee, which Includes 100 rep resentative men and women from va rious parts of the country. An appeal for funds will be sent out from the central office In this city toy the exec utive committee. NEGROES ENDORSE ROOSEVELT. Dismissal of Troops Approved by In dustrial Association. Baton Rogue, La., Jan. 18. Speaking for the 60,000 negroes, who compose its membership, the grand council of the National Industrial association of America, in convention here to-day adopted a resolution endorsing Presi dent Roosevelt's action in dismissing the negro soldiers at Brownsville. Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 18. Senator Legate, the only republican member of the senate, presented a resolution to day, which was unanimously adopted, endorsing the action of President Roosevelt In dismissing the companies of the Twenty-fifth infantry for par ticipating in the Brownsville rioting. JAP iQUADUON RETURNS. Encounters Severe Three Days' Storm Suffers Heavy Darange, Tokio, Jan. 18 The training squad ron which sailed1 for Honolulu January 15 is now returning to Yokosuka. The squadron encountered a severe storm lasting three days. The masts of the vessels were broken and other damage was sustained. No details have been received here. Earthquake Movement In Chill. Callao, Puru, Jan. 18. The seismo graph here has recorded an earthquake movement, apparently to the south of this cit-. ATTACKS BOTH THE POOR AND THE WAGE EARNER SCATHING DENUNCIATION BY 2 HE HEAD OF SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY. Chancellor Day, In Answering Argu ments of J. G. Phelps Stokes and His Wife Before Alumni Association, Says Poor Should be Made to Help Them selves Declnres Them the Chief Cause of Intemperance and Shlftless- ness Wage Earner Gets Enough and Some More Thun Enough Pities Corporations Would Give Them Free Rein. New York, Jan. 18. The Rev. James iRoscoe Day, chancellor of Syracuse university in his address to the Syra cuse Alumni association at its annual dinner at the Hotel Astor to-night, at tacked the arguments in favor of the poor and charitable and philanthropic) movements, which had been advanced a few moments before by J. G. Phelps Stokes and Rose Pastor Stokes, his wift, "What is all this cry that is being made about the poor wage earner," asked Dr. Day. "The wage earners get enough for what they do, and ft great many of them get more than enough. I know the poor. I have 'been among them, and have studied them. I know that they are the chief support of upwards of ,10,000 saloons In this city; I know that they are the chief causes of intemperance and shlftlessness, and then the blame is put on the hard-hearted corporations. We should cease some of the philan thropy which we practice, and help the poor to learn their duty, and to make them help themselves. ':'I once asked a contractor why he asked so high a price for a building. He said, 'I cannot get mechancis,' and its no wonder he couldn't. They won't allow mechanics to be made nowadays, every man climbing over the other to assist his own progress. I believe there is not ,a greater piece of despot ism that rules to-day than labor un ionism.' It is a hindrance itself to the advance of men. "I believe in large things, in large corporations, The corporations are not large enough, the railroads are not big enough. The railroads are being taxed toy commerce and traffic, and in stead of being discouraged by acts of congress,- they should toe given free rein to reach the limit of their neces sities, unhindered." v The addresses of Mr. and Mrs. Stokes which were criticised toy Dr. Day, not In a, personal way as he put it, were on the subject of their work among the settlement houses of this city. ; The Rev. William. Harman Van Al lan, president of the Boston Alumni association of the university, presided at the dinner. Myer Prlnstein, who represented Sy racuse at Athens last year, and won the broad Jump, was presented with a gold watch toy the association. VESUVIUS CRATER UNSAFE. Parts Likely to Fall and Eruptions Ensue. Naples, Jan. 18. A representative of the government who has made an ex amination of the crater of Mount Vesu vius reports that he found it unsafe, and that there is a possibility that parts of it will fall in, producing erup tions of greater or less severity. The villages on the mountainside are con sequently in danger. Professor Chestonl, a well-known ge ologist, has declared that there is great similarity between the Kingston earth quake and that which occurred in Cal abria in September, 1905. The professor was sent to Calabria as president of the commission appointed by the Italian government to study the phenomena. He is of the opinion that Kingston may be submerged, and the attributes the earthquake there to magnetic disturb ances caused by resent eclipses. DID AOI VIOLATE LAW, This Fact Quite Evident Says Young Fairbanks' Counsel. Springfield, O., Jan. 18. Frederick C. Fairbanks and his uncle, N. H. Fair banks, accompanied by Chase Stewart, his attorney, have arrived home from Steubenvllle. Mr. Stewart to-day Is sued the following Statement concern ing the charge against Mr. Fairbanks, In which It Is alleged that Mr. Fair banks swore falsely In obtaining a mar riage license: "It was evident, after examination and careful inquiry, that Mr. Fairbanks had not violated the law, and that he had not In any manner acted dishon estly at the time of his visit to Steu benvllle." MORGANS GIFT TO HARTFORD. Will Erect an Art Building In Memory of His Father. Hartford, Jan. 18. J. P. Morgan, of New York, a native of Hartford, has notified the trustees of the Wadsworth Atheneum that he will erect an art building in memory of his father, J. S. Morgan, on land adjoining that of the Atheneum, between Main and Prospect streets, in this city. Small Riot In Havana. Havana, Jan. 18 There was a small riot on the part of some of the strikers in front of the palace this afternoon. Shots were exchanged between the strikers and the secret police, but there were no casualties. The strikers svere dispersed. JUDGE TOWNSEND DISSENTED. Conviction of Cunard Captain for Al lowing Foreigner to Escape, Confirmed New York, Jan. 18. A decision of in terest to all seafaring men was hand ed down by the United States circuit court of appeals to-day when the judg ment of conviction of Captain W. D. F. Taylor of the Cunard liner Slavonia was confirmed. Captain Taylor was convicted in the lower court of allow ing a foreigner, a cook employed on the vessel, to escape to shore, in vio lation of the immigration laws. The decision to-day was signed toy Judges Lacombe and Wallace. Judge Tcwnsend dissenting. Judge Lacombe declared congress in passing the law Intended it to include sailors as well as other aliens, and that the word alien, therefore, included sailors. Judge Townsend declared that such an inter pretation of the law would make it in cluda the captain and officers of, the vessel and deprive them of going ashore while ia port. He was certain the law did not Intend the exclusion in port of the vessel's master and offi cers. JO CONSOLIDA 1 E LINES. All Those of the ST. Y. C. to Come Ufl- des One Corporation. Milwaukee, Jan. 18. The Evening Wisconsin to-day says: "A sweeping consolidation of freight lines of the New York Central system is booked to be made in a short time. The plan is the absolute consolidation of all of tlfe fast freight lines and dispatch lines which have for years been oserated under the general Vanderbilt system and will place all the lines under one corporation, the Merchants' Dispatch company." ITALIAN LABORER IS SHOT TRAGEDY AT NATIONAL V. B, & P. CO. SHOP, Raffnelltt Pet rone Die of a Bullet Through the Heart Police Still Hunting for Luclnnno Dt Lucia, Whom Coroner Mix Says Fired Shot Men Were at Enmity for Some Time.. HataellaTtronef twenty-eight years old, of 89 Haven street, was shot and almost instantly killed at the lAlton street entrance to the National Fold ing .Box and Paper company building at 6 o'clock last night by Luclanno di Lucia of 'Montowese.! Di Lucia fled as soon as the shot was fired and made for Montowese, and has thus far elud ed the police. The body of Petrone was removed to the undertaking rooms of Beecher & Bennett, where an autop sy will be performed by the medical jxaminer this morning. The circumstances of the shooting seem to point to cold blooded murder. In his statement to newspaper men last night Coroner Mix said that the men had had some previous trouble but that they had no words last night. As far as could be learned last night it is probable that the men quarreled over money. Both men had been em ployed as sweepers at the box shop but Di Lucia was discharged some three weeks ago. Previous to this dis charge Petrono had lived in Monto were with the Di Lucia familv. It is possible that Di Lucia was jealous of Petrone because of the discharge. Anselo DI Lucia, the father of Lu clanno Di Lucia, who Is charged with the shooting, and a friend of the fam ily spent yesterday at the weekly horse auction at Cannon's stables on George street. They did not make any pur chases, and on their way back to Montowese they went to the factory to get Jose'phlne Di Lucia, the young daughter of Angelo DiLucia, who is an employe there. While there Luciano DiLucia saw Petrone and pulling his revolver fired the shot which entered the toeart, causing death instantly. Coroner Mix held a long inquest at the Grand avenue police station last evening- He stated that DiLucia was the man who had fired the shot. Al though not admitted by the coroner it is reported that Angelo and his daugh ter Josephine Di Lucia broke down un der the close questionings of the coro ner and admitted that the shot, had been fired by Luclanno Di Lucia. De teotives Dorman and Ward and a number of other officers were hard at work in an attempt to locate Luclan no this morning. Neither of the men was married. MRS, HOOKKR ILL, No Hope for Prominent Hartford Woman Suffragist. Hartford, Jan. 18. Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker, well known as a life long advocate of woman suffrage, is se riously sick at her home in this city, and the family have no hope of her re covery. ' Mrs. Hooker was born on Feb ruary 22, 1822, the youngest daughter of Rev. Lyman Beecher, and is the widow of Thomas Hooker, for many years re porter of the supreme court of this state. She has been in feeble health for several years. It is not likely that she will live more than a few days. Eight Killed at Funeral. Lodz, Russian Poland, Jan. 18. The refusal of a priest to bless the remains of two workmen killed in a street fight, expressed at the funeral of the men to-day, led to a conflict in the church between the congregation and a band of socialists. Revolver shots were ex changed freely, with the result that eight persons were killed and thirteen wounded. PRES. HADLEY OH THE PROBLEMS FACING YALE FOOTBALL NO LONGER TREATED AS THE ONE REALLY IM PORTANT THING. This Fortunate as There Has Been No Lack of Other Questions to Engage Attention Important Practical Mat ter Always to Consider is How to Give Enough Freedom, of Election In the Undergraduate Work A Doubtful Compliment Sheffield's Growth. ' , New York, Jan. 18. The annual din ner of the Yale club of this city was held to-night. President Hadley of Yale university wag the principal speaker. His subject wag "Intercol legiate Athletics." He said In part: Outwardly the year has been a peaceful one. Most of the excitement regarding intercollegiate athletics, which ran go high a year ago, seems to have died out of Itself. We are no longer asked to treat football as the one really important thing for good or evil connected with American univer sities. This is fortunate, for there has been no lack of other problems to engage our attention, , The important practical question that we always have with us in our under graduate work is how to give enough freedom of election to meet the needs and demands of the day without at the same time letting the work of our elective courses degenerate into intel lectual dissipation. There is no formu la or prescription by which this can, 'be accomplished. The difficulty can be met only toy hard work through the heads of departments, and the ap pointment of an adequate number of trained assistants. ; I am glad to be able to give a good report of what has already been accomplished in this di rection. One man tells me that his boy has got more real teaching; during his first term of his freshman year to day than he did during the whole of his college course at the time when I was a professor a doubtful compli ment. In spite of the personal re flection I am gad to believe that this Ji true. The incidence of these problems is ' not confined to the academic depart ment. The Sheffield Scientific school, with its widening work as a .college, has been compelled to introduce the elective system into its freshman year. " Instead of requiring from all students " the degree of mathematical prepara tion which is necessary for engineers, ' the governing board , of the Sheffield Scientific school has been compelled to accept the fact that candidate for many of its courses need less mathe matics and more general biology than has hitherto been taught. The mean ing of this change of policy is deeper than appears on the surface. More and more the Sheffield school is 'becoming a college in the fullest sense, instead of a group of professional schools with a common freshman year. More and more also will the school obtain full recogni tion as a co-ordinate department of university life. The' students are them selves awake to this fact; and I be lieve the time is close at hand when the Sheffield school will have really (Continued on Second Page.) Ill nUChD A LITTLE, W. W. Astor to Pay on $8,000 Instead of $745,000. New York, Jan. 18. The swearing oft of $745,000 personal taxes assessed against William Waldorf Astor, who now lives in England, was assented to by President Lawson Purdy of the board of tax assessors to-day. Mr. Astor's legal representative consented to pay only on $5,000 personal property. They asserted that the only personal property Mr.- Astor has In New York ci,ty was the furniture in his estate of fice at West 26th street. The original assessment of $750,000 was reduced to $5,000. CH UR CH Ft DEIS A 11 0 A OFFICERS Those of Three States Meet W. F. DIcherman Among Them. Providence, Jan. 18. A conference of the officers of the church federations of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, followed by a public meeting in the Beneficent Congregational church, took place this evening. Prominent among the speakers at the meetlngi which followed the conference of the officers of the federation were Dr. Joel F. Ives, of Hartford; Rev. W. F. Dlck erman, of New Haven; Rev. W. H. Eaton and Hamilton S. Conant, of Bos ton. ATT ELL THE WINNER. uj aanodg dl Aioitix spuooag (i3un Eighth Round. Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 18. Abe At tell to-night won from Harry Baker in the eighth round of the featherweight championship contest. Baker's seconds threw up the sponge. Wellman's Flans Well Matured. San Francisco, Jan. 18. Major H. B. Hersey, United States weather bureau inspector, who arrived yesterday on his annual tour of inspection, declared the plans of the Wellman Arctic expedition, which will take the aerial route to -the Pole, and of which he will be the second, In command, are well matured. Miners' Pledge Support. Indianapolis, Jan. 18. The convention of the United Mine Workers of Amer ica to-day adopted a resolution pledg ing the support of the, national organ ization to Moyer aid Heywood, the im prisoner miners in Idaho.