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NEWnAVEN. COXK., TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11) 1007 THE CARRESTGTON PUBLISHES CO. $180,000 W01IH OF SECURITIES LOCATED SEW YORK DETECTIVE AGENCY FINDS PART OF WALKER'S STEALINGS, Have Not, However, Been Recovered Some o! the Securities Not Negotiable ' and These Who Purchased Them lire Responsible Fifty Thousand Dollar Worth ol These Reported to Have Been Located and Seized In Broad Street Broker's Office. New Tork, Feb. 18. Norman T. Bail ey, assistant superintendent of a de tective agency in this city, admitted to-day that $180,009 worth of the se curities stolen by , William F. Walker, of the savings bank of New Britain, Conn., had been located. He made It plain, however, that they had not been recovered. Most of thorn were negoti able securities, said Mr. Bailey. It is understood that some of the missing securities were not negotiable, and that tile persons who purchased these from Walker were responsible. There was a report that $50,000 worth of such se curities had been located in the office of a Broad street broker and seized by the detectives. There was another long conference to-day between the committee repre senting the bank directors in this city, Noah Cornwall Rogers, their attorney, , and Detective Bailey. E. H. Davison, of New Britain, president of the Amer ican Hosiery company, iias been added to the committee of directors owing to the inability of State Senator Andrew Sloper, one of the original members of the committee and a br jtner-in-law of the defaulting treasurer, to act. "We believe Walker to be in New Tork city still," Mr. Bailey said after the conference. "We are confident that we will get him. It will be only a question of time." BliOWNiiV'L E 1AQCIRY. Senate Committee Hear Great Deal of Conflicting Testimony. Washington, Feb. ;18. Witnesses in the Brownsville hearing to-day testi fied that. the shooting begad in fee rear of the commissary, away from the town, and continued around the road and into the town while the call to arms was being sounded. The com mittee on military affairs heard a great deal of contradictory testimony, the value of which must be determined by other , witnesses. As to certain inci dents, it was wihlte soldier against ne gro ex-soldier. Senator Foraker called Hoyt Robin son, formerly of Company D, who was musician of the guard and sounded the call to arms on the night of August 13. He said the firing continued for about fifteen minutes after the call ceased. He thought the men firing the shots were stationed in the town, near the gate into the military reservation. tX-GOV. BIGGINS WILL. Charitable Bequests of $18,000 Estate of Fourteen to Sltxcen Million. Olean, N. T., Feb. 18. The will of the late ex-Governor Frank W. Higglns was admitted to probate to-day. Be quests of a public and charitable char acter amounting to about $18,000 are provided' for. Bequests are also made to the testator's rector, personal friends and employes and servants. , Trusts are created for the benefit of the testator's wife and children, and his wife Is made the sole residuary le gatee. The executors are Frank I. Bartlett, IN. V. V. Franchot, who with his son-in-law, Frank Sullivan Smith, are named as trustees under the will. No mention is made of the value of the estate, 'but it. is estimated to be between $14,000,000 and $16,000,000. SERVANTS HELD A! WITNESSES. Will Testify at Inquest Into Mrs. Binge's Death. New York, Feb. IS. Three women and an old colored man, all employed as servants In trie Wallau house at 68 East Eightieth street, were taken be fore Coroner Acritelli to-day by a county detective and held in $1,000 ball each as witnesses for the inquest Into Mrs. Binge's ueath next Wednesday. Bail was furnished by a friend of the Wallau family. The witnesses are Martha Meyer, a waitress; Hannah O'Keefe, a laundress; Bertha Kuckup, a cook, and Thomas Woodson, who at tended to the furnace in the Binge house. Mrs. Wallau is held for the death of her mother through poison ing. Beginning of Fight With Stnndard. Marietta. O., Feb. IS. The Pure Oil company, said to be the only compet ing buyer of crude oil the Standard Oil company has, announced an advance of ten cents a barrel on all oil outside the Oil City purchasing department. The advance includes all grades. It is be lieved to be the beginning of a fight with tho Standard and is exrected to precipitate much drilling in this field. Goes Insane Over Thaw Trial. Madison, Wis., Feb. IS. Violently insane over tho Thaw trial, John Ler dolpH talks only of the Thaw trial and says ho has $100,000 to help out "Evelyn and tHarr" 21,000 MEN BENEFITTED. Raise In Wages Announced by H. C. Frick Coke Company. Connellsville, Pa., Feb. 18. An ad anco in wages that will directly affect 21,000 men, and mean the paying out annually in the Connellsville region of nearly $1,500,000 more than hitherto, was announced to-day by the H. C. Frick Coke company. The new scale becomes effective March 1. It provides for an increase of. 12 1-2 per cent, for mining, 10 per cent, for drawing coke and 15 cents a clay to drivers, rope riders, cagers and track layers, with a proportionate raise for other classes of labor. The advance announced by the Frick company will,: it is said, be followed by every other coke company in the Connellsville, lower Connellsville and Greensburg regions, and over fiO, 000 workmen will be benefited. The mine coke worker is now making more than the bookkeepers ami high class clerks. ' . LIFE SAV US MISSING. Crew of Gayhend, Manx., Station Fail to Return. Vineyard Haven, Mass., Feb. 18. The residents of Gayhead were anxious to night regarding tho safety of Captain Calhoun, and the crew of the Gayhcad life saving station, who started for No Man's Land, an island five miles south of the station, at 7 a. m. to-day. amt (had not returned up to a late hour to night. The life savers, who numbered seven men, were ordered to No Man's Land to remove a body, supposed to be that of one of the victims of the Larchmont disaster. ., CENTRAL WRECK INQUIRIES STAltTED YESTERDAY BUI NEITHER IS CONCLUSIVE, Road's Superintendent of Motive Power Who Went to the Scene of the Wreck Soon After It Occurred Declares the Cause a Mystery Found No Brokeu Rail Passenger Testifies to the Same Train Late Coroner's Jury Visits Scene. New Tork, Feb. 18. Two official in vestigations of the disastrous wreck on. tho New York Central railroad Satur day night", in which twenty-one pas sengers were killed and -about 150 were injured, were begun in this city to-day. One was Ule Inquest .before Coroner A. F. Schwannecke and the other an in quiry by the state railroad commission. Neither was conclusive. At the coro ner's Inquest Ira F. McCormick, super intendent of motive power of the New York Central, who wont to the scene of the wreck quickly, said the cause of It was a mystery to him. He de clared that he found no broken rail. The railroad commissioners were un able to find tiie sause. J. M. Haviland, a salesman of White Plains, N. Y., and a passenger on the wrecked train, was the first witness .examined by the coroner. Assistant District Attorney Nathan A. Smyth questioned the witness. Mr. Haviland said that shortly before the cars were derailed ho heard a sound as though something had struck the second car, and a moment later felt a Jar. Superintendent McCormick said that two motors were attached to the wreck ed train, because each motor had lost two of the contact shoes connecting with the third rail. Those on the right side of one and the left side of the oth er were gone. The two motors were, so coupled together a? to act as one. He said the running time of the train from New York to Wakefield, twelve and a half miles, was twenty-five minutes. Its schedule at the point where it was wrecked called for a speed of very near a mile a minute. Each motor weighed ninety-stac tons. He found the first motbr on the rails and tho second mo tor off them. A Webber joint connect ing liie rails for the purpose of the sig nal system was displaced by ono Inch near the point of derailment. The rail itself was unbroken. He did not know whether the spikes holding any of the rails to the tires had been broken, as tho section men repaired the track be fore he arrived. The third rail was not broken at tiie point where the first in dication of the accident was seen, but was knocked down further on. Theft) was nothing !n the condition of the track to cause the wreck. "The. cause," he said, "is an absolute mystery to me." The train was six or seven min utes late. At this point the witnesses were ex cused until Tuesday mocning The coroner's jury then went to the scene of the accident. First Anto Show on Pacific San Francisco, Feb. IS. The first au tomobile show ever held on the Pacific coast opened to-night in the Coliseum. The display of automobiles Includes cars of every kind and size. There was an automobile (parade through the bus iness streets to-dav. Wife of Professor Clemence Dies Sud denly. New Milford, Feb. 18. Mrs. Edwin G. Clemence, wife of Prof. Clemence of the Ingleside seminary, a girls'. school, suffered heart failure this afternoon, went into convulsions and died. She was about thirty-five years old and had been apperently in fairly good health. Coal Mine Dlsnster. Monterey, Mexico, Fob. 19. A dis patch to the News frotn Las Esperan 2;as Coahuila, says that thirty-nine men are known to be dead and twelve in jured as a result of an explosion of gas in the coal mine at that slacc WAR CHIEFS ASSEMBLE AT THE QliiKKIPIM CLU 4S UNIQUE A GATHERING AS EVk.lt HELD IN THIS CUT. - A Pow-wow of the Ancient and Fnr Fniued Quinnlplack Tribe Every thing in Indian Style Colonel Norris G. Osborn Ruling Chief Prominent Guests Are Secretnry of War Taft, President Dudley and Governor Woodruir Many Amusing Dispatches Received. As unique a dinner as any ever given in this, city was that at the annual gathering of the members of the Quln nipiack club In its clubhouse last even ing, when the occasion was made a pow-wow of the ancient and far-famed Qulnnipiack tribe. As far as possible everything, from, tho decorations to the service at the feast, conformed to the general idea, and it was a delightfully successful event, attended, as was to be expected, by the greater number of the club's members. The spirit of the welcome was con tained in this greeting: Welcome, Warriors, to the Feast; Sit Thee Down Beside the Fires, Smoke the Pipe of Peace in Quiet, In memory of Your Intrepid Sires. "Memoirs of Chief Qulnnipiack," Vol ume II.. Chapter IV. The decorations for the feast were strictly in keeping with toe Idea, and for picturesqueness undoubtedly had never been excelled in this city. The portal to the main dining room was screened to resemble the tepee of a chief, the canvas being upheld by the rough-hewn poles of a birch. The thrown-back middle flap gave a glimpse of tiie wigwam, bright with colors con trasted from a sombre brown on the floor to the grass-green coverlet of the three long tables and tho crimson pieces on the upper walls. Th,e wig wam walls were hung with gay-hued blankets woven and worn by the Sioux, Crow, Blackfeet, Kickapoo and Nava hoe Indians of the great southwest, with garments of buckskin also gaudy witto pigment colorings and glistening with bead fringes, moccasins, wampum belts, feather hair locks, and here and there weapons of the chase and Imple ments of peaceful Industry. From the electrolier in the center of tho celling was hung a canoe of quaint workman ship,, and bearing - the scroll of tribal talisman. Over the fireplace was sus pended a large Navahoe blanket witii an overhung skin bearing the portrait In oils of a noted Sioux chief. Many of these skins were in the decorative scheme, and the workmanship upon them was strongly brought Into relief by the mellow light. Three long tables were spread In the wigwam, and in the other rooms leading off were other ta bles. Each was covered with green cloth, and each place was set with a birch plate, steel knives and forks, with the individual condiment holders of cartridge shells. Throughout uhe feast and at Inter vals, as the Pipe of Peace was smoked, Indian airs came from the band of mu sicians In an adjoining room. The council fire was kindled an hour arter the setting of the sun, as the warriors gathered from the trails which led to and from their own tepees in the Elm City reservation. At toe sound of the tom-tom the warriors entered the w warn and took their places at the long tables. The stumps at the center of the board of the right-hand table were taken by Ruling Chief Osborn, who had on either iiand Secretary William II, Taft and President Arthur T. Hadley. ot Yale, with Governor Woodruff next to Secretary Taft. Lieutenant-Govern or Lake was absent because of Illness. The feast was opened by gun play by the toastmaster, and then the serving men. In their Indian garb and wearing the paint of peace, served corn and venison In the following order: Aka-wa-rhls Ln-ra-rah-kata Luk-kiit-la-ta-wawi EE-cliiis-talr-lus-Ah Klsuts keats Aliwas-tnht -kippaui-hu La-lerri-wi ru ku-kul t-la-taha Silt Ijn-iah-kattiiss Ik l'nh-uus-Tut Tsup-pnht Lik-kuuts-kirri-kobkl-Huu-pil-karus, Ah Fut-toHke Uttee-kacha-chlx-ll-CIiah-rlx, , tnka-lar-ixis KItsa-la seet-ah-kllnh-kata-Ial-cliali-rlx Koo-ruk-kls-utski-oo-kahwl-hurekt eots-tahkeets-rah-haru li-ret-lals Skai-Uaraku-kolla-liaru Et-ketts-kushis Lukkits Kah-lit The translation of the above Is as fol lows; FEED. Grape fruit an rhnm Clear Green Turtle Celery Olives Almonds Devilled Lobster Supreme of Capon aux truffles French Peas Indian Punch Broiled Bear Steak Grilled Sweets Vomatoes en surprise Fancy Ices Cheese Coffee After the feast was at an end the Ruling Chief, with uplifted hand, bade the warriors to be quiet and listen to the Long Ttalk as the Pipe of Peace was passed around. The responses were as follows: The Pipe of Peace Ruling Chief, Young Mnn Not Afraid of His Fire Water, Tribesman Osborn. First talk "The Tribe" Chief Hadley, Yale Indian. Second talk "The Falling Waters" (Midnight Ride of Pol Roger) Chief Reed, Indian-at-Large. Third talk "The Palo Face" a Great White FatherChief Taft. Tiie fourth talk was to have been' on "Pocahontas" (Our Squaws, God Bless Them), by Chief Waller, Mohicans, but Continued on Fifth Page.) SHOCKING TRAGEDY. Indiana Mother Kills Children and Then Suicides. Connersville, Ind., Feb. 18. Mrs. J. S. -Mundell to-day killed her two daugh ters, aged four years and seven months respectively, and then committed sui cide. She was alone in the heuse with the children and when Mr. Mundell re turned home for luncheon he found the house locked and the blinds drawn. In a bedroom side by side on a bed with their throats cut, were the woman ar.d two children. . Mr. Mundell was thirty five years old. Mr. Mundell says his wife was in perfect health apparently and he knew no cause for the act. PURCHASE OF NOlllHAMPTON Approval of Bay Slate Commissioners Asked by Consnllduled. Boston, Feb. 18. The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad company to-day petitioned the railroad commis sioners for approval of the terms of Its purchase of the New Haven and North ampton company. The price for the franchise and property was $984,000. The New Haven road also netitioned for approval of the sale of the Berk- shir Railroad company, the price to be paid, $1,887,725 and the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Railroad company, the price to toe $191,700. GOVERNOR HUCHES PLACES KEISEY ON THE RACK POINTED QUESTIONS FOR MAN WHO REFVSES 2 6 RESIGN. Insurance Commissioner Admits lie Has Never Made n Thorough Study of the Armstrong; Committee Report Neither Has He Removed Any One From Olllcc ns u Result of the Lcgls lutire Investigation Suys He Is Going to Dispose of Services of Two Men. ' i , Albany, Feb. 18. For over two hours to-day Governor Hughes examined Su perintendent Otto Kelsey, ot the state Insurance department, whose resigna tion he has demanded and which has been refused, as to his acquaintance with the revelations madi before the insurance Investigating committee' re garding" abuses in th life Insurance business; as to his reasons for retain ing In ttieidcpartment officials and em ployes whose conduct was brought In question during that investigation; as to his appreciation of tho text of dras tic ."house cleaning" in the department, and as to his preparations for the elee. Hon of directors of the Mutual Life In surance company. Superintendent Kelsey admitted that he htid never made a thorough study of the report of the Armstrong com mittee, reading from It only occasion ally as specific matters made particu lar portions of it of timely interest, al though he said that at one time and another he believed he had read It all. He admitted that he had removed no one from his department as a result of the legislative Investigation, although tie intended eventually to dispense with the services of First Deputy Superin tendent Robert Hunter, ot Poughkeep sie, and Chief Examiner Isaac Vander pool, of Albany, when the work of the department was In such shape as to make. In his Judgment, practicable to spare them. Mr. Vanderpool resigned a few weeks ago, but It appeared that, aside from his resignation and those of three minor employes, the personnel of tiie department is precisely the same as when Mr. Kelsey assumed office last May. Mr. Kelsey admitted that he had never examined the roster of his de partment in the light of revelations be fore the Armstrong committee as to the affiliations; of certain employes with officials of Insurance companies who were involved in the insurance expos ures. Governor Hughes said to-night that he could not tell definitely whether the matter would be ready to submit to the senate to-morrow, He wanted to give the superintendent of Insurance time to present any answer he desired, and whether the recommendation would go to the senate to-morrow would depend on how the case develop ed. He said, however, that he was de sirous of closing the matter as soon as possible. ' Harvard Bnschnll Candidates. Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 18. Candi dates for the Harvard Baseball team were called out to-day for their first practice of the season In the baseball cage. Eight members or last year a team were among those who responded to the call. Al Castle, pitcher of last year's team. Who is now a graduate assisted Head Coach Pioper in work ing the squad. Requisition for Oil Magnnte. Jefferson City, Mo., Feb. 18 Reaui sition was received here to-day from the governor of Texas for H. Clay Pierce of St, Louis, President of the Waters-Pierce Oil company, who is wanted in Austin, Texas, on the charge of making false affidavits, Governor Folk will have a hearing on requisition to-morrow. Rubber Production of Philippines. Washington, Feb. 18. The senate to day agreed to a resolution presented by Mr. Carmack for Mr. Morgan, directing the chief of the bureau of insular af fairs to make an investigation and re port on tho rubber producing capacity .of the Philippine islands GOOD DAY FOR DEFENSE H THE TRIAL OF THAW COUNSEL SUCCEED IN PLACIliG ACCUSED'S WILL BEFORE THE JURY. Also Thaw's Own Story Told to Alien ists of the Killing of Stanford White Thought His Act One of Providence His Will Shows That He Feared for His Life Fifty Thousand Dollars te Investigate His Death If Violent or Suspicious Sam Left to be Used 1n Securing Redress for Young Women From White. New York, Feb. 18. "I never wanted to shoot the creature. I never wanted to kill him. I knew he was a foul creature, destroying the mothers and daughters of America, but I wanted through lejral means to bring him to trial. I wanted to get him into court to bring him to justice. But Providence took charge ot it; it was an act of Providence." This is Harry -K. Thaw's own story of tho killing of Stanford White. It was told, by him to Dr. Britton D. Evans, the alienist, last lAugust in the Tombs. To-day Dr. Evans repeated the prisoner's words to the jury which js trying Thaw for his life. District Attorney Jerome fought hard last week against the introduction of this evidence, which the defense be lieves Is conclusive, proof that Th'aw did not know his act was wrong. Once tho testifying physicians had declared that In their opinion Thaw was in sano at the time he made the statement to them, however, the rules of evidence permitted the introduction of the pris oner's words. In further bulwarking their conten tion that Thaw was Insane when he killed Stanford White, the defendant's counsel succeeded to-day In placing before the Jury the will executed 'by Thaw the night of his marriage in April, 1005, and a codicil to the will ex ecuted at the same time. Again Mr. Jerome fought the evidence, but he sig nificantly withdrew his objections after Dr. Evans had given it as his expert opinion that Thaw was Insane at the time he executed the will., The fact that the district attorney seems dispos ed to let in testimony of every charac ter provided- there,-, .is , a. rri:lim!nary opinion from the witness, that the man was of unsound mind ot the time to which the testimony refers, was t--ken to-day as farther indications that Mr. Jeromo mfty at the psychological mo ment if he deems his hand strong enough, demand the appointment of a commission to pass upon Thaw s state of mind at the present moment. Tho will and tho codicil, as read to the Jurors to-day, were offered In evl dence as cumulative testimony or Thaw's mental unsoundness prior to tho killing of White. In his will Thaw provided that 5ils executors should s-et apart the sum of $',0,000 for the investi gation of his death In case or a violent or suspicious end, and for the srosecu- tlon of the persons suspected of having had a hand in his taking off. In the codicil Thaw 'left to a lawyer In Pitts burs the sum of $T,S00 to 'be used in securing legal redress from stanroro White and one other person, whose namo was, not allowed to be read, for the benefit of four young women who, (Continued on Fifth Page.) CHARITY LOSES. Judge Pnxson's Desire to Leave 500,000 Miscarries. Philadelphia, Feb. 18.-Judge Penrose, in the orphans court, to-day declared Invalid a clause in the will of the late cx-Chieif Justice Paxson of the state supremo court, bequeathing $1,500,000 to chariity. The will provided that $100, 000 be set aside for the founding of an agricultural s'chool for boys. After the death of the widow tne residuary es- t.ito was to be applied to the same oharitv. . Mrs. Paxson died shortly after ber husband. Two nephews contested: the will, which was properly drawn, but Judge Penrose held that the bequeast ifailed because tho document ' had not been witnessed by two persons as re quired under the act of 1S55. Edward E. and Henry D. Paxson are the chief beneficiaries under the decision. MR. riNCHOT'S SALARY. Senate Increases It From f3,BO0 to in,ooo. Washington, Feb. 18. As the result of more than five hours' consideration of tho agricultural appropriation bill to-day the senate Increased from $3,500 to $5,000 the salary of Gifford Pinchot, chief of the bureau of forestry. The debate was devoted mostly to the meth ods of administration and general pol icy, of the forest se-rvic eand at. times broadened to include the public land question generally. Practically no progress was made on the agricultural bill. Tho senate will meet at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning and thereafter. Killed Thawing Out Dynamite. London, Ky., Feb. 18. Five men em ployed by the Louisville and Nashville railroad laying a doubl etrack at tun pel No. (, north of Hazel Patch, were klMed to-day by the explosion of one hundred sticks of dynamite which they were ilia-wing around, a Sim, HOUSE . UPHOLDS PRES1DENI Conference Report on the Immigration Hill Passed. Washington, Feb. 18. Under suspen sion of the rules the house to-day adopted the conference report on, the immigration bill, although the demo crats generally made a party issue against the passport provision as well as to that requiring increased air space in vessels. The house refused to suspend the rules ami pass the bill recommended by the interstate commerce coramiittee as a substitute for the so-called La Fo lette bill limiting employment on rail roads to sixteen hours, the democrats voting solidly against the substitute. Mr. Overstreet of Indiana asked that general debate terminate on the post office appropriation bill at 4 o'clock to morrow afternoon, which was agreed to and at 5:40 p. m. the house adjourn ed until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning. GOING TO ASIA MINOR. Cornell Hen to Explore the Unmapped Regions. Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 18. Professor J. R. S. Sterrett of Cornell announced to day that he would lead a party of Cornell explorers into . the unmapped regions of Asia Minor this spring. An drew Carnegie, Jacob H. Schiff and W. IC Vanderbilt are among the financial bacers of the project B. B. Charles, J. B. Wrench and A. T. Olmstead, students under Professor Staerrett's direction, will make maps showing the location of oities now lost In the desert, but which were iprospor- ous in early historic and prehistoric times. The party will lay a founda tion for future archaelogical research, YALE CORPORATION MEET IMPORTANT NEW APPOINT MENTS AND PROMOTIONS. Professors and . Assistant Professors Chosen In Academical, in Shelf, and In the Divinity School Professor H. W. Fnrnam Granted Leave of Ab sence for One Year Messrs. Sargent, Beaton, McClnng, Rverad ThonipsrV and Ogdcn Reld Committee to Super vise Building ol New Swimming Pool Handsome Gifts Atcdetpd Other Notes.' J - '.. . The regular February meeting' of the Yale corporation was held in this city yesterday. There was a largo" attend ance of members, including Secretary Taft from Washington and the govern or of the state.' , ! A large number ot Important new ap pointments and promotions was an nounced. These Included In tile aoa demical department the following: Olive Day, Ph. D., to be professor of economic . history; Charles Hubbard Judd, Ph. D., professor of psychology anr director of the psychological lab oratory; Albert G. Keller, professor of the science of society; Henry B.Wright, Ph. D., assistant professor of Roman history and Latin literature; Albert E. Curdy, Ph. t.. assistant professor ot Franch; Rudolph Schevill, assistant professor of Spanish. . ' New appointments are, as follows: William E. Hooking, Ph. D., Univer sity of California, to be assistant pro fessor of philosophy; Joslah Royce, of Harvard university, to be lecturer in philosophy; Ellsworth Huntington, M. A., instructor in geography; Howatd W. Church, B.' A instructor in Ger man; Clarence W. Mendel, B. A., in structor in Latin; Max S. Mandel, in structor in Russian. , ' In the Divinity school Rev. Marion L. Burton was appointed assistant profes sor of theology for next year. In uhe Sheffield Scientific school Dr. Frank Pell Underhill was promoted to an assistant professorship of physio logical chemistry. There were in' ad dition to the above a large number of reappointments. Frederick E. Pierce, who is to continue his work as instruc tor in English ip. the Sheffield Scientific school, will also have charge of the university debating interests and give a course in the academical department in Argumentation. A leave of absence for next year was granted to Professor Henry W. Far nam, of the department ot economics. (Continued on Eighth Page.) MRS. COHAN GETS DIVORCE. Verdict In Suit Against George Cohan, the Actor. New-York, Feb. IS. Orace Ethelia Cohan, wife of George M. Cohan, tihe actor, got from a jury In the supreme court to-day a verdict entitling her to a decree of absolute divorce. Mrs. Cohan, known on the stage as Ethel Levy, testified that she- was mar ried In Atlantic City July 10, 1R99. She charged her husband with hav ing visits a bouse in Chicago and re mained there all night. George Silver, Fa J. Watson and Frank C. Amberg, belonging to the company in which Cohan was playing, made affidavits that they accompanied him to th Chicago house. CALIFORNIA WITHOUT CHANGE. From Washington via Washington Sunset route in personally conducted excursion sleeping cars, berth $8.50. Also best equipment in high class standard service. Office Southern Rail way, 228 Washington St., Southern Pa cific, 170 Washington street, Boston, AXIS Of AGREEMENT OS SCHOOL CONTROVERSY MAYOR OF SAN FRANCISCO IS SUES JUS PROMISED STATEMENT,' All Children of Allen Races Under Six teen Years of Age, Who Speak the English Language, . to be Admitted to White Schools Special Schools to be Established for Those Deficient lu the Elements of the English Lan guageGovernment Plans Treaty With Japan W hereby Skilled and Tn skllled Lnborors of Both Countries Will be Excluded From the Other. Washington, Feb. 18. The basis of the "agreement reached between Presi dent Roosevelt, Secretary Root, Mayor Schmitz.and the members of the San Francisco school board on the Japan-, ese school controversy, made public to- i night by Mayor Schmitz, provides that "all children of alien races, 'under sis teen years of age, who speak the Eng lish language, may be admitted to the wiiite schools. Special schools are to be established for children of alien birth who are deficient in the elements of the English language." Mayor Schmitz's statement of the agreement follows: "We find that the administration and congress are entirely alive to th situ ation in California, and we- feel thy, are anxious to meet the wishes i of tiie Californians. They are also desirous of keeping on the best possible terms with Japan and of doing nothing which can break the ancient . friendship be tween that country and the United States. ' It has been explained to ua with the greatest positivenesa that the form of the action taken by the school board of San Francisco in relation to the Japanese school' children has been completely misunderstood and miscon strued as an attack upon the Japanese as such, and that this misunderstand ing and misconstruction has been and now Is one of the cbief obstacles to the achievement of the purpose the people of California really have in, view, this purpose being to secure, by honorable and amicable arrangement with Japan, the mutual exclusion from the two countries of the laborers, skilled and unskilled, of each country. , This earn est desire of the people of California, and we may add, in- our belief, of the people of tiie' entire Pacific coast, to check the coming hither of Japanese laborers, skilled and unskilled, and our entire willingness and desire that Japan should similarly put a stop to tha going of American laborers, skilled and un ' skilled, to Japan, springs from no mo-, tlve other than to bring about commer cial ana Industrial conditions to the satisfactory understanding of the two friendly nations. , . , "Events have convinced us, however, that many and probably most ot the Japanese laborers who come hither are really brought over to this country in violation of the contract labor law, and that the well-being of our wage work ers Imperatively demands that Immi gration of Japanese laborers to this country, skilled and 1 unskilled, shall cease. There are other countries as well as Japan to which we feel that In all probability there will have to be similar legislation, owing to the fact that we are convinced that the laborers who come here from these countries also really come in violation of the con tract law. We have every reason to believe that the 'administration now, shares, and that congress will share, our way of looking at this problem, and that the result we desire, the cessation of the immigration of Japanese labor ers, skilled and unskilled, to this coun try, will be speedily achieved. ' A strik ing proof of the attitude of the admin istration, their willingness to meet oui desire and yet at the same time to do It in a way which' will 'be compatible with continuing on terms of genuine friendship with Japan, is shown by tho passage of the immigration bill, which; will bar out Japanese coming hither by way of Hawaii, Mexico, Canada and the canal zone by enforcing the limita tions which Japan voluntarily puts Into the passports issued by her govern ment. More than two-thirds of the Japanese laborers who come hither come from Hawaii, Mexico and Cnne' ada, and, in our judgment, almost all so coming really reach these shores in violation of the contract labor law, al though such fact would be well-nigh, Impossible to prove in a court of law. We are satisfied from our numerous interviews .wi'th the president that in tlw event that the amendment to Vhf) Immigration bill, introduced In both houses of congress of the United States on 'the thirteenth day ol. Feb ruary, 1907, s-hall prove 1neTectual fori the purposes herein mentioned- and in tended, every effort will be made by him not only to obtain a treaty with Jaipan authorizing leglislation by both Japan and tihe United States to ex clude from each of their respective ter ritories the immigration erf all subjects of the other of said nations who are laborers, skilled and unskilled, but in any event will favor such form of leg islation that will in the most speedy manner accomplish the results desired, that the national government has no purpose whatever to attempt to In fringe upon the rights of Cclifrcnla as a sovereign state, and that the purpose of the aadminlstxa.tlaa' of the national government was merely to falf.ll a bounden duty to a friendly naiVin with, which it had a treaty to ascertain as a matter of Intemattomal comity ard courtesy whether or not by the trio construction of that treaty soon rtght or rights bod been accorded to the sub jects of Japan. In view of onr numer ous Interviswa with the president and our understanding thereof, wre felt that (Continued on Fifth rage.), .