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Serving on Pickets In the Streets Six
Hundred Bodies Already Recovered
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."
Merger Which Means Absorption by the
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.
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
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
The senate adjourned at 3:05 o'clock
until Monday.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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-.
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
"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.
Parts Likely to Fall and Eruptions
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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
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.

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