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XET7 HAVES'. COXX., TUESDAY ArEIL 9 1007 TIIE CAREIXGTOX PUBLISHING CO. PASSIONATE APPEAL 10 - SAVE HARRY IHAW'S LIFE DELMAS BASES JUS PLEA ON TIIE WRITTEN AXD SOT UN WRIITEy LAW. Ample Justification In the Former for Accused's Act Evelyn's Mother, Stanford White and Abraham Hum mel Mont Scathingly Denounced President Roosevelt's Words on a Certnln Crime Forcibly Brought Out Indication That Case Will be In Jury's Hand by To-morrow Mght. New York, April 8. The curtain be gan to fall to-day on the dramatic trial of Harry K. Thaw, charged with the murder of Stanford White. Attorney Delphin M. Delmas, the California ad vocate, began this afternoon his long anticipated address to the jury, and after he had spoken for more than two hours and a half an adjournment was taken until to-morrow morning. Mr. Delmas expected to conclude before the luncheon hour is reached. District At torney Jerome will make the closing address of the trial on Wednesday, and Tnaw's fate should be in the hands of the twelve men who have listened to testimony by Wednesday evening. Jus tice Fitzgerald to-day ordered the jury locked up until the end of the trial, nl view of this hardship placed upon them the judge's charge to the jury undoubt edly will be delivered immediately toe district attorney concludes. The latter says his speech will occupy but three or four hours. Declaring he would not base his plea upon the "unwritten law" because his client found ample justification in the written statutes of the sovereign state of New York, Mr. Delmas made a striking appeal to .the sympathies of tae jurors, and, so far as he progressed to-day, the subject of Thaw's insanity at the time he committed the homicide was hot even hinted at. Mr. Delmas based his argument solely upon the story of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw. With flushed cheeks, but dry eyes, that young woman heard he,r life history repeated to the men who are to judge her hus tiand, and bowed her head as her mother was denounced In tiie bitterest terms and tones the eloquent lawyer could command. "Even a beast protects its young," he declared with scornful emphasis, i"but this unnatural mother deserted 'flier daughter in this city of millions to be betrayed by a false friend, to be lured into a gilded palace and there left the victim of a gray-haired man, "wounded, bleeding and devoured." iMr. Delmas went witn great detail into the life Evelyn Nesbit had led up to the meeting with Harry Thaw. In all of his remarks he referred to her as "this child," for child he said sha was to-day. He told of Tiiaw's great love for her and his efforts to rescue her from "the clutches of Stanford White," whose achievements in his pro fession, the attorney declared, were an aggravation of his crime. Mr. Delmas, before beginning on Evelyn Thaw's mother, poufted out a torrent of de nunciation upon toe architect who be came the victim of Thaw's pistol., He accused him of the "crime of rape," and then declared that President Roose velt had said in a message to congress that such a crime should be visited with death. This was one of toe sug gestions which Thaw himself made to his counsel for his summing-up speech one of the suggestions which played so important a part in toe proceedings before the lunacy commission. Mr. Delmas declared that God heard the cry of the fated child upon whom Stanford White had fixed his gaze and had determined should be his. He quoted from toe Bible that "He who afflicts a fatherless child shall perish," and declared that Providence had sent Thaw to avenge the wrong. The attorney paid a glowing tribute to the love which Thaw and ills wife bear for each other. He declared that Thaw is the girl's only protector, that he came into her life when sue was on the downward path, told her that, no matter what the world thought of her, she was to iiim an angel. He took her to be his wife, ready to share the bur dens that a mother had helped to place upon her daughter. Mr. Delmas accused Mrs. Nesbit of having lived upon the wages of her daughter's ruin. He sought to picture to the jury what he termed the sinister surroundings In which the girl had been reared, and In doing so he merci lessly attacked the mother. Mr. Del mas rose to the highest point of his ad dress to-day when he told the jury that the girl's mother was the one who had furnished District Attorney Jerome with toe arrows with which to wound jthe daughter on cross-examination a cross-examination which he declared would live long in the annals of crim inal history, but which left the girl's etory unshaken in.all its essential de tails. That Evelyn Nesbit's story was true and was told to Harry Tiiaw formed the subject of the argument for more than an hour. Mr. Delmas declared the only evidence the district attorney had to bring against the girl was the "mis called affidavit" procured by Abraham Hummel. Speaking of the latter, Mr. Delmas again drew heavily upon the bitterest adjectives of ills wide vocab ulary and asserted with emphasis that It would require more than the word of a perjured man to send Harry Thaw to an ignominious death. Hummel iwas accused by Mr. Delmas of having com mitted deliberate perjury on the stand in the present trial when he swore he was not acting as Evelyn Nesbit's counsel, and toat no action was con templated In her behalf. He said the (Continued on Second Page.) LOCKED OUT OF HIS CHURCH' Trouble in North Colebrook Baptist Church Between Tumor and People. Wlnsted, April 8. It was learned here to-day that when Rev. William P. Bartlett, pastor of the Baptist churco of North Colebrook, went to that cdiflve yesterday for the Sunday service, he found the church doors locked. No service was held. Last weak, it is learned, a new church committee was elected, of which Carrington Phelps, a well-known Colebrook man, is a mem ber. The committee, it is understood, is opposed to Mr. Bartlett as pastor. The cause of the opposition does not appear. Mr. Bartlett came to the church in 1905. A predecessor of Mr. Bartlett's, Rev. George W. Remington, of Winsted, was during his pastoral at one time locked out of the church. PEARY ASKS ANOTHER LEAVE. Three Years' Absence From Army to Continue Explorations. Washington, April 8. The secretary of the navy has received by mall from New York the application of Command er R. E. Peary for leave of absence for three years in order to allow him op Dortunity to continue his Arctic explo rations. It is stated at the navy de partment that the leave of ab sence undei which this officer rnnducted his last Polar trip ex pired yesterday. Therefore . some action upon this new application is nec essary at once and Secretary Metcalf will determine after consulting with the president whether this additional leave shall be granted. LOU DILLON "DOPE" CASE SEALED VERDICT RETURNED BY JURY LAST SIGHT. Previously Instructions Were Asked on Question ns to Whether Suspicion Was Enough on Which to Bnse u Conclusion Jury Stood 11 to 1 Then Told FInlntlff Must Prove His Case by Preponderance of Evidence. New York, April 8. The suit of the Memphis Trotting association against Elmer 'E. Smathers to recover a gold cup won by his horse, Major Delmar, from Lou Dillon, was given to the jury to-day without argument by counsel for either side. To-night Juror Stemman informed the court that one of his children was ill with scarlet fever and he was im mediately - excused- ..'The .other., eleven jurors were locktd up for the night and told that if they reached a verdict to return It sealed to the court to-morrow morning. ' The jury returned for Instructions this evening, the foreman asking if suspi cion was enough on which to base a conclusion. The judge instructed them that all the circumstances in connection with the matter should be taken Into consideration and that the plaintiff should prove his case by a preponder ance of evidence. The foreman stated that the jury stood 11 to 1 and that there was small hope for an agreement. The jury will be discharged to-morrow in case of failure to agree. A little after 9 o'clock the jury re turned a sealed verdjet and then went to their homes. BRITISH BATTLESHIP OS ROCKS. Trafalgar Damaged on Wny to Ply moutht Sound from Devon port. Devonport, England, April 8. The British battleship Trafalgar to-day went on the rocks off Devil's Point, be hind the naval victualling yard at East "Stonehouse, while proceeding to Ply mouth sound from Devonport. As toe tide fell the Trafalgar re mained on the rocks, but six tugs even tually succeeded in refloating her. The warship was taken into the harbor, where she will be docked. There was a considerable quantity of water in her forward compartment. The Trafalgar is a second-class bat tleship, of about 12,000 tons, completed In 1890, and carrying four 13.5-inch guns, six six-inch guns, eight six pounders and a number of smaller rapid-fire guns. Her crew consists of B72 officers and men. AGREEMENT SIGNED. Thirty-One Roads West of Chicago in the Pact. Chicago, April 8. An agreement be tween thirty-one railroads west of Chi cago and the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Firemen and Englneme nwas sign ed to-day. The pay of firemen on all classes of engines is to be Increased twenty-five cents a day of ten iiours or less. Portland Widow Found Dead. Portland, April 8. Mrs. Esther Tay lor, widow of Henry E. Taylor, was found dead in her home here to-day by neighbors, who had become anxious at not seeing her about. The medical ex aminer said death was due to apoplexy. Mrs. Taylor was sixty-five years old and lived alone. Two daughters and a son survive iier. Suffering from Grippe Took Iodine. Southbury, April 8. Harry Ruther ford, who is suffering with an attack of the grip, took by mistake to-day a large dose of iodine and is in a critical condition. The attending 1 physician worked over him for several hours and is in hopes of saving his life, PROMINENT DEI ACCUSED OF UXORICIDE DR. SAMUEL S. GUY TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT FAR ROCK AWAY. Wife Found Dead on Floor of Dining lloom of Their Hitudsoine Home in That Place Had Slapped Her Hus band in the Face After Getting Him to Leave Kitchen, Where He Had Been Annoying; Servant Girl De scendant of Noted Family. New York, April 8. Dr. Samuel S. Guy, a prominent dentist of Far Rock away, and for a number of years until recently coroner of Queens Borough, !a under arrest charged with the murder of his wife Lillian in their h-mdsomo home to-nisht. The woman's body was found lying on the dining room floor with two bul let wounds in the breast. Dr. Guy was arrested as he was leav ing the houso and just as a ' servant came screaming from one of the floors and hysterically told a policeman that her mistress was dead. Late in the afternoon the doctor came from a saloon near his rcsidencL and entered his home. It is alleged that he went to tho kitchen and annoyed a servant for some minutes, finally beinjr induced to leave the girl by his wife. The servant says that as husband anil wife entered the dining- room Mrs. Guy slapped his face. Immediately after ward the door closed and In a few mo ments two shots startled the girl. Dr. Guy walked to the hall took down his overcoat and started out of the house. A policeman met him and asked him where he was going. "Just to get a cigar," said the doctor, coolly, according to the officer, A fev- seconds later the cries of the servant were heard and the doctor was promptly arrested. Mrs. Guy was fifty-two years old and her husband flfty-nino. She was a de scendant of tho Mott family, who owned practically all of the Rockaways and the members of which are accounted very wealthy. It Is said by the police that Dr. Guy had been drinking. TO RECOUP WALKER STEALINGS Baptists Dlscnss Plans to Meet $55,000 Loss. Hartford, April 8. Plans are being formulated here to-day by the 'board of trustees of the State Baptist conven tion to recoup the loss of $55,000 due to the stealings of William F. Walker, the Indicted New Britain bank defaulter, whaivaa treasurer oOhjeLBapt 1st funds. Just how the losses are to be made good has not yet been decided, but it la expected that an appeal to the Bap tists of the state will be made. It was voted by the board to keep the Unas B. Wood gift of $40,000 intact or in other words not to apply any of this sum to making up the deficiency due to the action of Walker. President Thompson, said that the final report on the Walker thefts his not yet been made, and is still In the hands of a committee of six, but the board was confident that the deficiency would not exceed $55,000. Provision will also be mad at this meeting to assist the churches In need. PEACE DELEGATES. Mayor Reynolds, of Bridgeport, Ap points Tlint City's Representatives. Bridgeport, April 8. Mayor Reynolds to-day appointed the following dele gates to the convention of the Nation al Arbitration and Peace conference in New York city next week: Judge Mor ris B. Beardsley, to be his personal rep resentative; Rev. Charles J. McElroy, rector of St. Augustine's R. C. church; Rev. Louis H. Booth, rector of Trinity Episcopal church; General Henry A. Bishop, formerly purchasing agent of the New York, New Haven and Hart ford, and David F. Read, of tho O. M. Read Dry Goods company. WOMEN'S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP Eastern Tournament to be Held at At lantic City in June. New York, April 8. The second an nual championship tournament of the Women's Eastern Golf association will be held over the links of the Country club of Atlantic City and June 11 and 12 were selected as toe dates for the tournament, which will be followed on June 13 and 14 by the tri-city matches for the Grlscom cup. This was decided on at an executive committee meeting of the association held In this city to day. Antl-Scmlte Appointed to Counsel of Empire. St. Petersburg, April 8 M. Pith no, a former professor of the University of Kiev, has been made a member of the council of the empire. He 13 a noted reactionary and anti-Semite, and is the reputed organizer of the anti-Jewish attacks at Kiev. It is under stood that Premier Stolypin opposed his appoint ment. Attnch Significance to Meeting. Madrid, April 8. Tiie newspapers comment upon the me?tting of Kings Edward and Alfonso to-day as a sol emn ratification of the perfect under standing between Great Britain and Spain. They call it another proof that Spain is coming out of the retreat in which she has vegetated for so long, and that she is about to take her place in international politics. MR. MORSE MUM. Official of Joy Line Admits Sale of Two Vessels. New York, April 8. In reference to a report that Charles W. Morse purchas ed the Joy line of steamers, an official of that company, said to-night that it was true that the Morse interests had bought two of the. vessels of the com pany, but taey had not acquired the entire line. ! , It was further said' that the two ships so purchased by Mr. Morse arid his associates were the Old Dominion and the Santiago, which operated be tween New York and Boston on what was known as the outside' service. These two soips were purchased, it was said, for cash and they would be added to the already large fleet of the Morso interests. Mr. Morse would not discuss this matter. NO HATE CtTTING. Virtual Agreement Between Morse and the Consolidated. New York, April 8. An agreement has virtually been concluded, it is un derstood, although no confirmation can be obtained from either side, between lue New York, New Haven and Hart ford Railroad company and Charles W. Morse under which there will be no rate-cutting on freight to be carried by water routes between this' city and Boston after the steamships now under 'construction for tho Metropolitan out side line, owned by the Morse Interests, and for the New Haven, shall have been completed and placed in commis sion. NINE SEAMEN ARE MISSING NAVAL COAL BARGE PICKED UP MINUS CREW Quite Probable Sailors Were Taken Off by a Passing Schooner Clock In the Ctihln of the Bnrge Running and AH Her Boats Aboard Barge Towed Safely Into Jacksonville. Washington, April 8. Nine men are missing from the naval coal barge No. 1, which, after being lost at sea for some days in heavy weather off the Florida coast, has been finally towed Into Jacksonville. The barge was pick ed up Saturday afternoon by the Nor wegian steamer Norikyn, from Balti more for Tamplco, sixteen miles off Cape Canavarcl, on the Florida coast. The navy department to-day tele graphed R. J. Easton, the captain of the collier Caesar, which was engaged in towing the barge from Key West to the Norfolk navy ytird, when the barge's towing hawser parted, to send all Information regarding the wherea bouts of the crew of the "barge, and later the department received the fol lowing dispatch from Easton: "Mayport, Fla., April 8. Nine men of barge's crew were not on boBrd when barge was picked up, It Is reported here that four-masted schooner was alongside of barge Just previous to her being picked up. Master of Nordkyn states that clock was running when ho ipicked th barge up. All of her boats on board. Starboard anchor missing." The crew of the barge' consisted of nine men, namely: William Martin, Henry August Doehe and Emil Noe then, seamen; Andrew J. Franey and Henry Hysler, cooks; Ferdinand Hall, mess attendant; Thomas Flynn, fire man; Edward Aben, machinist's mate; Isldor Nordstrom, chief boatswain's mate. The first word of the finding of the barge was the receiving of a telegram by the navy department this morning! from the commander of the Caesar, stating that the barge had been pick ed up, and was being towed into May port at the mouth of the St. John riv er, and the latter telegram Indicated that the crew may have been taken off by a passing steamer. The Caesar, while towing the barge up the coast struck very heavy weath er in the Gulf stream, and on April 1, during a heavy northwest squall with heavy seas, the barge went adrift from the Caesar. The Caesar, after search ing unsuccessfully for the barge for four days proceeded to Charleston and reported to the department. The department Immediately direct ed the Caesar, the Potomac, Abarenda, the Cleveland and St. LouiH to search for tho missing barge. The steamer Mormus reported passing an oil barge adrift a short distance, to the north ward of where the coal barge had been adrift, but the barge seen by the Mor mus turned out to be a Standard Oil barge. GREEK COSSUL ARRESTED. False Representations to Get In In eligible Immigrants. Lowell, Mass., April 8. Michael Ia tros, the Greek consul in this city, was arreseti to-night by United States offi cers on a charge of conspiracy in con nection with the Importation of Greeks into this country. Iatros was taken to Boston for arraignment before the United States consul in that city. The government otflciuls allege that Iatros made false representations In order to secure the admission of ineligi ble immigrants who obtained work, in the local mills. There is Greek col ony here of 5,000 persons. Commuted to Life Imprisonment. Jefferson City, Mo., April 8. The sen tences of death imposed upon Mrs. Ag gie Myers, of Kansas City, and Frank Hottman, of Higglnsville, Mo., wiio were convicted of having murdered the woman's husband, Clarence Myers, in 1904, were to-day commuted to life im prisonment by Governor Folk. WILL NOT FIX DATE 0F ITilAlL OF TROD SECRETARY TAFT DECLINES DE SPITE DEMAND OF CUBAN INSURGENTS. Also Tells Them That It is Impossible to Hold Elections Until a Complete Census of the Island Has Been Taken This Will Take Four Months Tells Conservatives That a Na tional Election nt nn Early Date Would be Invise. Havana, lApril 8. The members of the committee of insurgents with whom Secretary Taft and Assistant Secretary of State Bacon made arrangements tor peace in Cuba in September last had a long conference With the secretary to day. . Secretary Taft, in spite of the demand of tho committee, refused to give his visitors the date of the withdrawal of the American forces from Cuba. At the close of the conference Sena tors Zayas and Morua Delgado and General Jose ifi. Gomez Informed the correspondent of The Associated Press that Mr. Taft had declared to them that it was impossible to hold elections in Cuba until a complete census of the island had been taken, which will oc cupy about four months. He added that 'municipal and provincial elections would probably bo held some time in September, but he could not given any probable date for the presidential elec tions, simply saying that they would follow tho others. The committee asked that the moder ate governors in the provinces and that the moderate? mayors and city coun cils be replaced by liberals but Mr. Taft declared that he would leave that en tirely to Governor Magoon. He added that the administration was highly sat isfied with the governor's conduct of Cuban affjirs and he would be Riven more authority than ever. The secretary had a busy afternoon. At 2 o'clock hem et the conservatives and discussed the insular situation. He said that owing to economical condi tions he considered a national election of an early date to be unwise, and reo ommended that such election be post poned until tho outcome of the munici pal and provincial ejections be seen. Tho conserva-tlve representatives ex pressed their willingness to leave ill to the good judgment of tne United States. Secretary Taft desires to see the con servatives again before he leaves, and probably will meet them on Wednesday. After thlg interview representatives of all tho leading banks of Cuba called upon Secretary Taft and asked- him to give, them one or two years' notice bo fore the holding of national elections, claiming that unless this were done the effect upon commercial conditions in the Island will be disastrous. The bank ers urged the secretary not to change the present currency to American money, claiming that so to do would In crease the cost of living by 12 per cent. The committee of the Chamber of Com merce spoke to the secretary in a sim ilar vein. Secretary Taft told the bankers he understood that they preferred perma nent American control in Cuba, but that this could not be as "we have ob ligations to the (American people as well as to the Cubans, and the matter must be considered in its political as well as Its economical aspects." PRESIDENT SOLE BENEFICIARY. Will of Lulu B. Grover, Who Commit ted Suicide, Filed. New York, April 8. President Roose velt is the sole beneficiary under the will' of Lulu B. Grover, of this city, which was filed for probate to-day. The Grover woman committed suicide soirte months ago. N01 petition was filed with the will and the value of President Roosevelt's bequests are therefore unknown. The will says, in part: "I give to Theodore Roosevelt, at my death, everything that is mine house hold furniture, personal property, jew elry, diamonds, estate, all money in bank to my credit and my cat, Snow drop Low, and everything that is mine. I owe to Theodore Roosevelt a debt greater than I can ever pay in this world, and in this way I wish to show I am not ungrateful." It has been announced that President Roosevelt will accept the estate be queathed to him and turn it over to some New York oharity. The cat, Snowdrop Low, is being cared for now under directions issued by the presi dent. STAND BY ROOSEVELT. Pennsylvania Legislature Endorses His Attitude Against Corporations Harrisburg, April 8. Representative Hitchcock, of Tioga county, introduced a resolution In the house to-night en dorsing the stand which President Roosevelt has taken "against the cor porations," and giving him a vote of confidence. It was unanimously adopt ed, Will Pry All Accounts. Boston, April 8. The statement that unsecured liabilities of the firm are less than $206,000 was made to-day by Ar thur P. French, assignee of the Boston stock exchange linn of Webster F. Put nam & Co., which suspended Saturday. Mr. French said: "With the co-operation of all toe creditors the. firm's af fairs will be settled without loss. The linn had about sixty accounts." VIOLATION OF LAW CHARGED. Use of Brakeuien as Conductors on ths Consolidated Road. Boston, April 8. A communication was sent by the railroad commissioners to-day to Vice President Byrnes of ike New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, calling attention to an alleg ed violation of the law in regard to the manning of passenger trains. The occasion of the letter, it is said, is the alleged use of brakemen as conductors and baggagemen on certain divisions. The letter says: "In our opinion, any attempt to econ omize in train crews by requiring of a brakeman the performance of other work, which in any way interferes with the fulfillment of his duty as a brake man, is a plain violation of law." ISLE OF PINES IS CUBA'S. Important Decision by the United States Supreme Court. Washington, April 8. That the Isle of Pines Is not American territory was officially and Judiciously, declared to day by the supreme court of the United States. The decision was rendered in 'the famous case -of Edward J. Pearcy vs. Nevada N. Stranahan, collector of the port of New York, and the opinion of the court was announced by Chief Justice Fuller, who said that up to the Paris treaty the Isle or Pines had been considered as an integral part of Cdbii, and It it could not be held to be cov ered by article 2 of that treaty which Included only islands in the vicinity of Porto Rico. WITH EGGS AND APPLAUSE MIXED RECEPTION FOR "BROWS OF HARVARD" IN BOSTON. Cambridge Men Become So Demonstra tive During Last Act That Police Are Called in Six Students Arrested Missiles Thrown at Henry Woodruff and Other Performers. Boston, April 8. Henry Woodruff, a graduate of Harvard in the class of ; 1898, was given a hearty weloome toy ! Harvard men at the Majestic theater to-night on the occasion of his first ap ! pearance in this city In the college ' comedy, "Brown of Harvard." As an undergraduate, Mr. Woodruff was prominent as an actor, j The first presentation here of his play, 1 in which he- takes the title role, and ! which was written especially to depict "Harvard life, was the occasion-of a great demonstration by students' and graduates. Mr. Woodruff was called before the curtain many times and. greeted with enthuslastlo Harvard I cheers. I The crowd became so demonstrative during the last act that the police were called in. Six young men claiming to , be students were arrested. The dis turbers are charged with throwing eggs and other mlssAles at Mr. Woodruff and the performers. HETAINED AT ELLIS ISLAND. Italian Bandmaster Win Was Stricken With Paralysis in TUI" City. New York, April 8.-JBmllic Rivella, who, as director of an Italian band, made a four-season tour of this coun try a short time ago, Is detained at Kills Island with his young wife whom he married in San Francisco four years ago. Rivella wag stricken with paral ysis in New Haven, Conn., last No vember, and his condition became so serious that the musical organization of which he was the head was dis banded and he went home to Italy with Jiis wife. His health has improved con siderably since that time, but as he be lieved he would regain his health more rapidly in California he decided to come to this country again. When he arrived with his wife, , however, the couple had only $18, and they were re fused permission to land. A request for funds has been wired to California. They will be released from detention upon the arrival of sufficient money to pay their fares to San Francisco. GIFT FROM MRS. SAGE. New Chapel and Music Hall to Cost 9150,000 for IVorthfleld. Northfteld, Mass., April 8. The gift to the Northfleld Seminary for Young Ladies, of a new chapel and a music hall, by Mrs. Russell Sage, of New York, was announced here to-day. The cost of the chapel will not exceed $100, 000 and the music hall $50,000. The gift is the largest ever received by the seminary, which was foundd by the late D. L. Moody. LAW STUDENT ARRESTED. Charged With Forging Many Checks j Aggregating Large Sum, Boston, April 8. Roscoe C. Brown, a law student of this city, was arrested to-day charged with forging eighteen checks here and four in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia checks were drawn on the Girard Trust company, of that city, and aggregated $640. The Boston charges involve several thousand dol lars. 9175,000 Fire In Galveston. Galveston, Texas, April S. Fire broke out In a second hand furniture store be tween 24th and 25th streets to-day re suiting in a loss of $175,000. On account of a high northeast wind, three build ings were destroyed. BOARD OF PARDONS IS UNMOVED IN BAILEY CASE MURDERER OF GOODALE MUST HANG AT WETHERSFIELD APRIL 16. Ministers, Legislators, Lawyers, Church Members ana Jailors Plead for Con demned Man One of the Hardest Battles for n. Human Life Before This Tribunal in Many Years Wife Also Testifies Minister Tells How Playmates Have Placed Rope About Neck of One of Bailey's Children. Hartford,' April 8. The board of par dons this afternoon refused to commute the sentence of Henry G. Bailey, who murdered George H. Goodale. This means that Bailey will be hanged hre April It. In attempt to save Bailey, ministers, legislator, lawyers, church members and jailors, appeared before the board of pardons to-day to plead for the oondemned man. It was one of ths hardest battles for a human life that has been made before this tribunal for many years and throughout the' testi mony, the prisoner sat with bowed head and shed tears. The session was specially called to consider this case. Among the many witnesses was the prisoner's wife, testified that her husband had taken four kinds of drugs in an effort to over come the liquor habit. Another said that there was not liquor enough' in Hartford to make Bailey stagger. ; Al- oohol fired his brain, but he never stag' gered. He had opportunities to steal and rob but was always honest. It was explained that the prisoner's sis ter was in a precarious condition oa a. result of Bailey's dilemma. It was con tended that the ends of justice would be fully served if the sentence was com muted to life imprisonment. The Rev. Edwin M. Pickop of Dur ham made a strong plea for mvtey. Hi told of the effect th fulfilment of the death sentence would have upon his little children. He said that some of the boy a are already putting a rope around th neck of one oi the prison er's sons in ilay. State Attorney Haynes reviewed the case and said he was not present to do or, say anything against the exercise of clemency by the board of pardons. Attorney Newton in addressing the board on behalf of the prisoner, said he did not appear as a paid attorney, but because he never believed Bailey was guilty of murder in the first de gree. Mr. Newton was so overcome that he almost broke down, and he ask ed the board1 to excuse his display of feeling. He said that prior to the c-ima Bailey had been taking drugs to keep sober and! he and Goodale had been on a spree for a week. 1 Attorney Donaghue said that Bailey's mother is addicted to drugs, and at the present time will drink a quart of lau danum In a week, ana is capable ot the disposal of a pint a day. He read Goodale's court record, and said that when he was drunk he was the most quarrelsome man in Midllesex county. Several ministers who knew 'Bailey in Durham and' other towns also testified. ARMY CADETS WILL ATTEND. Will Enter Pence Conference in JTew York in a Body. New York,1 April 8. Forty cadets from West Point will march into Car negie hall Tuesday evening, April 16, as delegates to the National Arbitra tion and Peace congress, which assem bles In this city next Sunday. Word was received from Colonel Hugh L. Scott, superintendent of the academy, to-day by Robert Ely, secretary of the peace congress, that such a delegation under three army officers could be sent to represent West Point at toe university meeting on the second day of the gathering. Invitations were im mediately dispatched. About a hun dred colleges and universities through out the country have to-day secured places on the floor of Carnegie hall for this meeting of college men Tuesday evening. ROCKEFELLER FISA LET GETS 1 T Negro Sells Small Piece of Property Adjoining; Oil King's Estate. Norta Tarrytown, N. Y April 8.- John D. Rockefeller has at last suc ceeded in purchasing a small property adjoining the Rockefeller estate at Mt. Pleasant, which he had for several years past been endeavoring to obtain. The property, which consists of a two story frame house and six acres' of land, belonged to a negro named William Everson, who refused to sell it, saying that his sister, who is sixty years old, had lived so long there that she was unwilling to leave. When the property was sold it was stipulated that Ever son's sister should occupy the house during her lifetime. She still continues to reside in the bouse. Italian King; in Athens. lAthens, April 8. King Victor Em manuel, accompanied by Foreign Min ister Tittoni, Minister of Marine .Mira bello and a number of court dignitaries, arrived here to-day on a visit to King George of Greece. His majesty was giv en a most enthusiastic reception by th populace. Bomb Explosion in Barcelonna. Barcelona, April 8. A bomb explod ed here to-day at No. 26 Boqueria. street. Three persons were seriously nd one slightly wounded.