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VOL LXXI NO 80 HUGE TWO CENTS. AMERICAN FORCES USD AT HI I1U1 BLUEJACKETS AND MARINES TO PROTECT INTERESTS Of V. S. CITIZENS. i Mate Department Advised Action Will Believe Foreign Government ot Necessity of Taking Steps Toward a Naval Demonstration May Also Lessen Danger of International Com plications Nicaragua Claims Deci sive Victory Over Combined Hondn ran and Salvndorean Armies After Three Days' Fighting: Hundreds of Dead and Wounded Left on Field Many Persons and Munitions of War Taken. Washington, March 21.-Bluejackets and marines have been landed from the United States gunboat Marietta at Trujillo and Ceiba, and probably at Puerto Cortez, Honduras, in order to protect American interests in those ports. Advices- to this effect were re ceived to-day at the navy department from Commander Fullam, of the Mari etta, and they were at once transmit ted to the state department. As yet no word has been received as to whether forces have been landed at Central American ports on the Pacific coast side, but undoubtedly this step will be taken if American interests are consid ered in danger. The navy department feels that the action taken by Commander Fullam brings the situation completely in hand, so far as the safeguarding of trade in terests is concerned. In addition to the protection given to Americans, it is felt that the action of tt'Hs government will relieve foreign governments of the necessity of taking any steps toward making a naval demonstration. The landing of bluejackets and marines and the policing of both shores 6f the Cen tral American republics with United States gunboats, before trading vessels had been molested in any manner or foreign Interests jeopardized, is regard ed here as a diplomatic move that will prevent any international complica tions growing out of the policy of the United States not to permit European demonstrations in Central American or South American waters. NICARAGUA CLAIMS VICTORY. Combined Hondurnn and Salvadoren Armies Put to Bout. Managua, Nicaragua. March 21. A dispatch received here irom the front at 10:05 p. m. yesterday said: "The Honduran and Salvadorean ar my, numbering over five thousand men in all, attacked the Nicaraguan posi tions at Portillbs de Namasque, and after three days and two nights of fierce fighting the Hondurans and Sal vadoreans 1 were completely defeated, leaving hundreds of dead and wounded on the battlefield. "The Nlcaraguans also captured many prisoners, among them being several high officers; over 2,000 rifles and great quantities of all kinds of war munitions. "The defeated Salvadoreon officers in cluded Generals Presa, Avolar and Col ocHo. The Honduran commander de feated was General Liconla. "The Nlcaraguans lost many men wounded and had a few killed. "General Lopez Garcia and Colonel Pedro Nolasco have been defeated at Malta by the Honduran revolutionary and Nicaraguan forces. Many Hon duran soldiers and a number of rifles, with ammunition, were captured by the allied troops. "La Ceiba, an Honduran port on tht Atlantic, has been captured by the Nic araguan forces." $14,000 JEWELRY THEFT. Gems Stolen from Home of Charles , Morgan of Orange, If. J. New Tork, March 21. Eight thousand dollars' worth of jewelry was stolen (rem the home of Charles Morgan, son of the founder of the Morgan Steam ship lines, at his home in Orange, N. J., to-day. The missing articles in clude a diamond bracelet valued at $4, 000, a necklace at $2,000, a second brace let valued at $2,000 and many pieces of jewelry of lesser worth. Shortly after lunch to-day one of the employes of the house asked permission to go to New York. He had not return ed at a late hour and the police will question him when he is found. FRENCH INCOME TAX. Fear That It Will be Passed Driving Foreigners Out. Paris, March 21. Fear that the in come tax bill will be passed is driving foreigners who have big incomes derived from abroad out of France. The par liamentary commission having the measure in hand has adopted an amendment fixing a tax on foreign res idents not engaged In business In Prance, at the uniform rate of 10 per ent. on the house or lodgings they oc cupy. Calls for "Absolute Block" System. New Britain, March 21. Orders have been issued by the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad calling for the enforcing of the "absolute block" system on the Highland division of the road. VALUABLE PAINTINGS STOLEN. Bobbery of the Summer Home of Henry Siegel. New York, March 21. The robbery of the summer house of Henry Siegel, a prominent merchant, at Mamaroneck, some time during last night has provid ed a mystery which the police were un abl9 to solve. Seven paintings, valued at thousands of dollars, bric-a-brac collected at much cost in Europe and considerable silver were stolen. The value of the articles taken was not estimated by members of the family to-day, but in some quarters It was said that it, would reach well over $50,000. Mrs. Siegel said to-night that she had a suspicion as to the thief, and in timated he might once have been em ployed in the house. Thn Pifisrfil home faces Long Island sound, and it is believed the robbers used a power boat to approach tne premises and carry away the loot. WOMAN TO LEGISLATURE. Head of W. C. T. V. Addresses Law makers in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn., March 21 Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens, of Maine, president of the National W. C. T. U., and vice president of the world's organization, addressed the legislature of ' Tennessee -to-day, thetwo bodies meeting in joint session to receive her. Mrs. Stevens spoke in behalf of prohibition and in stanced results in Maine and North Dakota. The population of the latter state, she said, has Increased seventy five per cent, since the prohibition laws -were enacted. WOMEN IN SUBMARINE BOAT GO DOWN TO BOTTOM OF SOUND OFF BRIDGEPORT. Wife of Former L'nited States Senator Thurston and Mrs. 3. C. Lake the First of Their Sex to Make Such a Trip Boat Submerged Two Hours Hot Luncheon Served Prominent Persons In Party. Bridgeport, March 21. Two women, Mrs. John M. Thurston, wife of former United States Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, and Mrs. J. C. Lake, wife of the assistant manager of the Lake Sub marine Torpedo Boat ' company, the first women ever to make a trip In a submarine, boat, were among a party of prominent' persons that made a trip oh the submarine boat Lake to-day. Tiie boat was submerged for two hours in Long Island sound, just outside the Bridgeport harbor, during which a hot luncheon was served and an hour, was devoted to impromptu speech-making. Besides these two ladies, the party Included Admiral Endlcott, U. S. N. (retired); Lieutenant Radler de Aqul na, naval attache of the Brazilian lega tion, Washington; Cortlandt F. Bishop, president, and Augustus Post, secre tary, of the Aero Club of America, New York; former Senator J. M. Tfourston, of Nebraska; F. B. Brown, of Washing ton; Mr. Morse, of the New York Her ald, and Alan R. Hawley, governor and pilot of the Aero Club of America, New York. CLEVELAND GRATEFUL. i Touched by Kindly Expressions on His Seventieth Birthday. Georgetown, S. C, March 21 Former President Grover Cleveland Rear lAd n.iral B. P. Lamberton and Commodore EC. Benedict, .reached this city to-day on the government launch Water Lily, coming from the Santee "Gun club, where they have been for the past sev eral days, shooting and fishing. Mr. Cleveland, in an tnterview expressed heartfelt appreciation for the many ex pressions of interest on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, which was last Monday. The party left this afternoon in their car attached to the regular train for the north. RECOUNT BILL ADVANCED. Heated Discussion In New York As sembly Over Prentice Measure. Albany, March 21. Following a heat ed discussion, participated in mostly by New York city democratic members, and which at times threatened to be come personal, the assembly to-day ad vanced the final passage of the Pren tice bill, providing for a recount of the ballots cast at the mayoralty election in Greater New York in 1905. Local Firm Sues New Britain Firm. New Britain, March 21. P. S. McMa hon was made defendant to-day in a suit for alleged breaeh of contract by Miner, Read & Garrette, of New Ha ven. Damages of $10,000 and a perma nent injunction are asked for. It is al leged that McMahon contracted to dis continue the sale of groceries, flour, etc. The contract is said to have been made in 1903. Putuam Woman Dies of Burns, Putnam, March 21. Mrs. Albert L. Arnold was so badly burned at her home here to-day that she died from the effects of her injuries a few hours afterwards. She was raking up rub bish in the backyard at her home and had kindled two bonfires to burn the stuff, when in some manner her gar ments took fire, and in a moment she was a column of flames. NEW HAVEN. INQUIRY IN THE 'FRISCO ERAFI CASES CONTINUES GRAND JURY IN ALL-DAY SES SION BUT RETURNS NO INDICTMENTS. Entire Time Taken tTp In Probing Further Into the Alleged Bribing of gupervlsors Important Witnesses Humor of Trouble Among Buefs Attorneys Pays Off Three of Them Heport That He Is Being Urged to Confess Closely Guarded. . San Francisco, March 21. The grand jury to-day resumed the investigation of the alleged wholesale graft and cor ruption in the municipal affairs of this city and after an all day session ad journed until 11 o'clock Saturday morn ing. No indictments were returned. The entire day was taken up in prob ing further Into the alleged bribing of the supervisors by the telephone com panies, on which issue twenty-seven indictments have already been based. The grand Jury made a determined ef fort to trace the $70,000 alleged to have been paid by T. V. Halsey of the Paci fic States Telephone and Telegraph company to ten supervisors to prevent the granting of a franchise to the Home Telephone company. Officials and books of the Pacific States company were taken before the grand jury by Secret Service Agent Burns. One of the most important witnesses before the grand Jury to-day was Frank G. Brum, a director In the Pacific States Telephone company, and manag er for the Tevls Interests, which seek to sell to the city the Bay City's water project. After leaving the grand jury room Brum angrily denied that he had been subpoenaed and followed this de nial with a violent attack upon a news paper photographer who sought to take his picture. , ' Among the witnesses called were sev eral officials of the Pacific States Tele phone company, which It Is alleged, ten dered a bribe to the supervisors through T V. Halsey, indicted yesterday, and now under arrest In Manila. Among these were John S. Curran, adjuster of the company; E. C. Carroll, general agent; A. J. Cooper,-station man; C. J. Hall, former secretary to Halsey, and President E. K. Zimmer, the latter bringing the books of the corporation. Miss Nellie Smith, a stenograpner In the office of the law firm that attended to the details of the, Horn Telephone Co.'s franchise and who disappeared yesterrtoy, was brought before the grand jury by one of the Burns detec tives. ' President Zimmer was in the grand jury room but a few minutes and upon coming out declined to discuss the tes timony beyond that he had "answered all durations put to him." Auditor Sherman said thai he was requested to explain the bookkeeping methods of the company, , was asked about the various amounts on . the books which were paid to Halsey, but declared that the, accounts showed no such sums as $450,000 or any consider able part as having been used or paid to the former general agent. Hall, un der the inter! ogatlon of Honey, ex plained his duties as Secretary to Hal sey, which consisted, he said, of look ing, after the publicity department and of "gathering data on the proposition." Miss Nellie Smith, a stenographer to Gerstle, Frick and Beedy, the attorneys who represented the Home Telephone company, in the obtaining of a fran chise from the supervisors, spent over an hour in the room. She Is consider ed one of the most Important witnesses regarding the deal In which the Home company Is said to have jald $62,000 to the supervisors through Ruef for their franchise. It is said that all efforts to get information from her have failed. The supreme court to-day, on the request of the attorneys of Abraham Ruef, the central figure In the munici pal graft Investigation, dismissed! R'uef's application for a writ of ha beas corpus to transfer him from the custody of Elisor W. J. Biggy to that of Sheriff O'Neill, and to be taken from the St. Francis hotel to the coun ty jail. It leaked out to-night that Ruef late this afternoon paid off three of his attorneys, Farrell, Murphy and Short rldge, which has revived the report tf.iat there Is dissension among them, and that at least one of them. Short ridge, desires to withdraw ' from the case. This has been denied by Short rldge, who, with Farrell, also disclaim ed any knowledge of dissension ot dif ference of opinion in the Ruef case. Neither Ruef nor any of hi3 attorneys will discuss his case. Color is lent to the report persist ently circulated that Burns is working on Ruef to get him to confess. Detective Burns and Elisor Biggy ex amined a number of places to-day, and Ruef will be taken from toe St. Francis within a few days. Perhaps no prison er in the United States to-day is so closely guarded as Ruef. Detective Burns has placed six picked men under Biggy to guard Ruef. At night Biggy sleeps In the same room with Ruef, and two guards are on duty In the room. In the event of an attempt at rescue or escape the men have orders to kill Ruef. Workmen Stole Cloth. Fall River, March 21. A number of the employes of the American Printing company were searched by detectives as they left the works to-night, and thirteen of them were arrested charged with the larceny of cloth. The detect ives are said to have found strips of cloth taken from the print works wrapped about the bodies of some of the men, and stuffffed into the dinner pails of others. CONN., FRIDAY MARCH 22 7907 WILL BE FREED TO-DAY. Former IT. S. Senator Burton Finishes His Jail Sentence. St. ' Louis, March 21. Former United States Senator Joseph R. Burton, of Kansas, wfao has been serving six months' imprisonment in Jail at Iron ton, Mo., will be released early to-morrow morning. He was convicted of having appeared before the postofflce department in behalf of the Rialto Grain and Securities company, of St. Louts, while a member of the United States senate, and of having received compensation for so doing. He stated to-day over the long dis tance telephone that he expects to come to St. Louis to-morrow, stop a few hours and proceed to Abilene, Kan., where he will make a public statement Saturday night. ' : ' WILL SUPPORT DEMANDS. German Gunboat on Wray to Port au Prince, Huytl. St. Thomas, D. W. I., March 21. The German gunboat Panther left here to day for Port-au-Prince, Haytl, where, according to report, she will support toe demands of the German minister in connection with the treatment of certain German subjects who have made representations to the authorities at Berlin. The Haytlen gunboats ,Nord Alexis and Le Centenalre arrived here to-day from Port-au-Prince In order to go into drydock. When entering the port they crossed the Panther's bows and played the German national anthem. ANOTHER THROUGH ROUTE ONE FROM NEW HAVEN TO BOS TON MENTIONED. Counsel for the Consolidated Boad Ap pears Before Massachusetts Legisla tive Committee and Explains Plans In Connection With the Proposed Changing of Tracks at Springfield Beady to Relinquish Location on Water Front. Boston, March 21. The possibility of the New York, New Haven and Hart ford railroad building a new line at of Springfield through southern Massa chusetts to South Bridge, and thereby obtaining another through route be tween New Haven and this city was mentioned by the counsel for the road at a legislative hearing to-day, on the proposed shifting of tracks In Spring field. The bill before the legislature regard ing the ch'ange of tracks In Springfield provides for the elimination of all the tracks along the Connecticut river -south of the railroad bridge and the building of a new bridge for both the New Haven and the New York Central tracks across the river. This plan 'also provides for bringing the New Haven road up the west bank of the Connecti cut river to West Springfield. At the hearing to-day Colonel J. H. Benton for the road stated that the company had agreed to relinquish its location along the Springfield water front for a little less than a million dollars. Colonel Benton said that the New Haven company wanted a change In the Springfield yard a-a there was a pos sibility that the road might want to extend its lines east of the city and obtain a through line to Boston. The distance from Springfield to South bridge, the end of the branch line from the Midland division of the New Haven ven road Is about fifty miles. Colonel Benton said that nothing definite had been planned but that the project had been considered by the company ever since the re-locatlon of the tracks in Springfield had been agitated. BOUGHT FOR CONSOLIDATED. Morgan Pays ? 100,000 to Sage Estate for Small Road. , Poughkeepsie, N. Y., March 21. An nouncement was made here to-day that J. Plerpont Morgan had purchased of the estate of the late Russell Sage, for $400,000, the Poughkeepsie and Eastern railroad, running between this city and Boston Corners, where it connects with the Harlem division of the New York Central lines. The purchase was made, It Is said, for ttie New York, New Ha ven and Hartford railroad. It is un derstood that the Poughkeepsie and Eastern road will be electrified and the Poughkeepsie terminus utilized by the New Haven for transfer purposes. To Confer With Mr. Mellen. Middletown, March 21. The board of trade to-night appointed a committee of five to unite with the committee of five from Hartford, who will confer with President Mellen of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad on Satur day of this week In connection with the proposed trolley line between Hart ford and Middletown. For Abolition of Child Labor. New York, March 21. At a meeting held In this city to-day it was an nounced that arrangements are being made for the formation of a permanent organization in favor of abolition of child labor. Mrs. Anna Garlln Spencer, who presided, was assisted by Miss Pauline Guldmark of the Consumers' league. Among the speakers were Bishop Potter. Signed by Delaware Governor. Dover, Del., March 21. A bill provid ing for a special election in Delaware to -decide for or against local option i throughout the state, which passed I both houses of toe legislature, . was 'signed by Governor Lea to-day. ANOTHER BROADSIDE AT THE PROFESSIONAL LOBBY FIRED BY GOVERNOR WOODRUFF JBEFORE HARTFORD BUSI NESS MEN. Declares the Secret and Corrupting Influence That Has Hung Around the State House for a Generation Must Go Great Moral Awakening In the Country Comes at the Right Time Present a Housecleanlng Time In Politics Vice President Byrnes and Dr. Lyman Abbott Among Speakers Charles Hopkins Clark Tonst mcster. Hartford, March 21. Governor Rollin S. Woodruff let loose another broadside at the professional lobby on Capitol hill in the course of his speech on "The State of Connecticut" at the annual banquet of the Hartford Business Men's association in the Allyn house to-night. He declared in no uncertain terms that "the secret and corrupting influ ence that -has hung around the state house for a generation" must go. He alluded to the recommendations he made in his gubernatorial message and ma-da a strong plea for the passage of a law granting trial by Jury in damage suits. The banquet was largely attend ed over 20 being present. The after dinner exercises were presided over by Charles Hopkins Clark, editor of the Hartford Courant. IA feature of the evening was the music, each guest be ing supplied with an association "hymnal" containing about thirty-three of the old time songs which were played and sung throughout the evening with much enthusiasm. In addition to Gov ernor Woodruff the speakers were May or W. F. Henney, Rev. Dr. Lyman Ab bott of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Vice President Timothy E. Byrnes of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, Governor Woodruff in responding to the toast "The State of Connecticut," said in part: - ' "There are topics which I can take the liberty of mentioning briefly in re sponse to my toast things with which you are all concerned as citizens and men of affairs, and upon which your business depends for stability and per manent success. At this moment I have reference to the laws concerning banking and Insurance. The great moral awakening In the United States came at the right time, while our coun try is In its present condition of peace, prosperity and commercial activity. Had the things that are now revealed come to light during hard times, or a financial panic or a political crisis we can hardly estimate the disastrous con sequences that would have overwhelm ed us. This is a house cleaning time in politics and commerce. All square men are glad that the disease has come to a crisis, for it was a terrifying course, and- with the co-operation of all square men measures will be taken to cure the malady at its root and the root Is dis honesty. (Continued on Second Page.) CHURCHES UNITE. Three Bodies Become One With 1,200, 000 Communicants. Chicago, March 21. An act of union by which the Congregational, United Brethren and Methodist Protestant churches of fourteen states are formed into one large religious organization, to be known as the United Churches, was consummated here to-night. The final vote was taken" after the Methodist Protestant delegates from Louisiana and Mississippi had "bolted" the con vention. TCie unification of the three churches brings together more than 1,200,000 communicants, and the new church will be about the fifth largest Protestant organization in file United States. DEAD AT AGE OF 101. Earn Hammond Passes Array at Home In West Woodstock. Putnam, March 21. Ezra Hammond, died at his home In West Woodstock to-day at the age of 101 years one month and four days. He was the sec ond oldest map in the state and claim ed his attaining of his age was due to always looking on the bright side of life. He was for many years a deacon in the Congregational church at West Woodstock, sang in the church choir for about sixty years and voted at every presidential election for about three quarters of a century. , Dropped Dead In Car. New York, March 21. Nathan Blum, a member of the firm of C. V. Fornes & Co., dealers in woolens, dropped dead on a Broadway car to-day at Eight eenth street. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. Blum was flfty flve years old. Boosevelt's Sister Will See Pope. Naples, March 21. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Robinson, accompanied by their daughter, arrived here to-day. Mrs. Robinson, who is a sister of Pres ident Roosevelt, will be received by the pope during her stay in Italy. World's Pool Championship. New York. March 21. Thomas Hue ston, of St. Louis, beat Jerome Keogh, of Buffalo, to-night, by 206 points to 121, in the first of a series of three games of 200 points each for the world's cuamplonship at continuous pool and a side stake of $300. THE CAIMtDTGTCXE PUBLISHING CO. HELICON HALL FIRE. Management Censured for Not Pro viding Adequate Means of Escape. New York, March 21. The coroner's inquest Into the deaths caused by the fire in Upton Sinclair's Helicon hall at Englewood, N. J., returned a verdict to-night censuring the management for not providing adequate means of escape in case of fire. As to the cause of the blaze, no opin ion was returned. The testimony of Mr. Sinclair and others was taken, but it threw no light oil the cause of the fire. In the course of his evidence Mr. Sin clair said the Helicon property cost $50,000, $40,000 of which remained on a mortgage. The finances, he said, were not in a flourishing condition, and therefore payment which was to have been made in May was set back to No vember. There was $40,000 insurance on tfce hall. Mr. Sinclair resented a suggestion by one of the jury that he was trying to shift responsibility for affairs in the colony on the board of directors. DEFEATED ON MANY POINTS. Efforts of Standard OH Company to Bar Technical Evidence. Chicago, March 21. The Standard Oil company, in its trial before Judge Landls on a c hargeofaccepting rebates from .the Chicago & Alton railway, met with defeat to-day' on nearly every point. Rulings of the court balked the efforts of the company's attorneys to bar technical evidences on which the government's case is principally based, these decisions following numerous ob jections on the part of the attorneys for the defense. NO TUNNEL UNDER CHANNEL BRITISH GOVERNMENT ANNOUN CES DECISION IN PARLIAMENT. Opposition Approves Premier Says, Even If Military Dangers Could he Completely Guarded Against There Would Still he a Feeling of Insecuri tyThis Would Lead to Constant Demands for Increased Naval and Mtlltnry Expenditure. London, March 21. The revived pro ject of tunneling the English channel received its death blow, at least for, a long time to come, by the announce ment of the government's well-considered decision against the enterprise in parliament to-day.' Premier Campbell Bannerman in the house of commons, and the Earl of Crewe, lord president of the council,. In ' the house of lords, mads identical anhouncements to this effect, which were echoed and approv ed y Mr. Balfour, the opposition lead er In the lower house.and Lord Lans downe, the leader of the opposition, in the upper house. It is understood that the bill will now be withdrawn. The premier said: . , "Even if the -military dangers could be completely guarded against, there would be a feeling of insecurity, lead ing to constant demands for Increased naval and military expenditure, and creating a feeling of alarm injurious to the country's commercial and political Interests, which would not be compen sated for by the advantages of the tunnel." Lord Lansdowne, referring to the fact, said he was inclined to think that the proposed tunnel's disadvantages outweighed its advantages, inasmuch as a tunnel would always be a source of great anxiety to the general public, even in peace times, and certainly when war was in progress or was im minent. It was on this sentimental rather than strategic' groun.d that he approved of the government's decision. BANKER'S WIFE SUICIDES. Mrs. F, M. Lamson, of Boston, Shoots Herself. A Boston, March 21. Mrs. Fred ML Lamson, the wife of the assistant cashier of the Temple Place branch of the Old Colony Trust company of this city, committed suicide to-day by shooting, in the women's lavatory in Youns's hotel. Mrs. Lamsn left a pri vate sanitarium yesterday where she had been under treatment for a ner vous rdlisease for the past four years. Her body was discovered this after noon by a maid. Mrs. Lamson was thirty-five years old and leaves two children. Bnrnuin & Bailey's Circus Opens. New York, March 21. It was a great afternoon for the small boy of New York, for Barnum and Bailey's "great est show on earth" opened at Madison Square garden the ftst appearance of the season, and its only American pro duction under a roof. Trustee of Joslah Qulncy's Estate. Boston, March 21. Clarence F. El dredge was appointed trustee to-day at a meeting of the creditors of Joslah Quincy at the United States bankrupt cy count. Mr. Quincy was adjudicated a bankrupt on January 21, his liabili ties being placed at $232,0000, and his assets at $4,600. Denied by Bryan. Detroit, March 21. William J. Bryan, in an interview here to-night, denied the report that Mayor Tom L. Johnson, of Cleveland, tiad been chosen to man age his next presidential campaign. Royal Shoe Factory Destroyed. Randolph, Mass., March 22. Fire early this morning destroyed the War ren house and the Royal Shoe factory near by. Guests in the hotel escaped. COMMISSION IN LUNACY STILL INIHE BALANCE JEROME PRESENTS AFFIDAVITS SUPPORTING CONTENTION OF THAWS' INSANITY. Defense Not Prepared With Answer Judge Fitzgerald Allows Both Side I'ntll To-morrow at 2 p. m. to File Such Affidavits a They Desire ', Neither Jury or Thaw In Court Brief Session' Thl Morning When Adjoudnment Will be Taken TJntll Monday Court Expected Then to Announce It Decision a to Com - mission. s New York, March 21. District Attor ney Jerome to-day presented to Justice Fitzgerald eight affidavits in support ' of the suggestion he made yesterday . in the case of Harry K. Thaw that the defendant is now- In such a state of lunacy or insanity as to be incapable of understanding the proceedings against him or making his defense. The court was in session for less than an hour, Delphin Delmas, for the de fense, stating that their answer to the district attorney's proposition was not ready. Justice Fitzgerald allowed both ' sides until Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock to file such affidavits as they desire with the clerk of the court. There will be no further hearing in the matter of the appointment of a lunacy commission unless Justice Fitzgerald so directs after considering such affida vits and exhibits as are to be offered. Nefther the jury nor Thaw was in court to-day. The jury having been excused until to-morrow morning at 10:30 o'clock, there will be a brief session at that time and a formal adjournment until Monday morning will be announc ed. By Monday Justice Fitzgerald is expected to be ready to announce his decision. ''".' District Attorney Jerome pleaded to day for permission to examine Dr. Al lan McLane Hamilton orally, but In the absence of a waiver t of , professional privilege on the part of the defense Justice Fitzgerald said he would not allow the doctor to be examined fur ther at this time. Justice Fitzgerald added significantly that he would take' judicial notice of everything which had been adduced In . evidence during the nine weeks of the trial. Dr. Hamilton, it will be remembered, yesterday testi fied that, In his opinion, Thaw is not at ' present capable of directing bis defence. This question was put to Dr. Hamilton by Attorney Gleason, of the defence, and Mr. Jerome now contends that the defense thus waived the matter of pro fessional privilege. The refusal of Justice Fitzgerald to allow Dr. Hamilton to be interrogated in the proceedings to enlighten the con science of the court as to its duty in appointing a commission or orderinf a resumption of the trial was interpret ed in various ways by those in court , to-day.' The attaches of the district, attorney's oflice were Inclined to the belief that, Dr. Hamilton having al ready stated this opinion to Justice Fitzgerald, the latter deemed it unnec essary to precipitate an argument as to (Continued on Second Page.) RESULT OF DRUNKEN ROW. One Italian Stabbed In Stomach, Other: Got Deep Gash In Forehead. A' drunken row between John Morena of 17 White street and John Vendlttl at the corner of Oak and York streets about midnight resulted In the former receiving: a very serious stab in the 'pit of the stomach and- the latter a eevere ' gash in his forehead. The affray took place in front of a ea Mloon on Oak street near York, After a hot discussion and many threats Mo reno through a stone at Vendlttl, hit ing him in the forehead, opening a bad gash.- Vendlttl drew a knife and chased Moreno. On catching him ha thrust the knife Into the put of More, no's stomach. Moreno was taken to the New Haven hospital, where his injuries were Press ed a well as possible. The a.uharrtie stated early this morning that' the wound is in a bad spot and serious ef fects may result. Vendlttl was arrested and taken to the central station, where Dr. Seymour Spier sewed up the deep wound with several stitches. " WAS STABBED IN BACK. Natle Marlanlo Fonnd at the Corner of Prlndle Alley and Fair Street. Natle Marlanlo of 90 Haven street was found by the police late last evening at the corner of Prlndle alley and Fair street, with a deep stab in his back. He was taken to the central station where Dr. Seymour Spier dressed his wound. The last thing Mariano remembers was that he 'had been in Perrelll's sa loon and in some way got to the corner of Prlndle alley 'and Fair street, where he was found by the police. Detective Ward and Sergeant Smith are working on the case. No trace of the assaulter had been found up to early this morn ing. Prominent Elk .Dead. Ansonla, March 21. Daniel J. Del'ai ney, prominent in Elk circles through out the state, and one of the organizers of the Derby lodge of Elka, died at his home here to-night after an illness of several months. He was forty-nine years old, leaves a widow and one son here and a father in Waterbwjr.