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VOL LXXI NO 98 PEICE TWO CENTS. NEW nAVEN. CONN., WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 1007 THE CAEIMNGTON PUBLISHING CO. 'T WILL TRY TO COMPEL IHI1N TO ACTION to be brought by INTERSTATE COMMERCE . COMMISSION. Railroad Magnate Will be Forced to Appear In a United States Circuit Court In New York State Question to lie rut to Him Which He Refused to Answer at the Recent Hearing Before the Commission. Washington, Alprll 9. According to a decision reached' by the Interstate Commerce commission to-day, E. H. Harriman will be made to appear in a United States circuit court in the state of New York In proceedings to be in stituted to compel him to answer cer tain questions which he refused to an swer when he was on the stand at the recent hearing by the commission in New York. Numerous conferences have been held on. the subject by the members of the commission in antici pation of this action, which will be brought as soon as Messrs. Kellogg and Severance, special counsel, can prepare these for submission to the court. The hearing before which Mr. Harri man appeared was held' In the latter ipart of February, and it was in con nection with certain transactions of the Union Pacific that Mr. Harriman, on advice of counsel, refused to answer the questions put to him. It was brought out in. the testimony that the Union Pacific owned a large amount of Southern Pacific stock. Mr. Harriman was asked whether any, and if so, how much of that stock belonged to him self, when he 'bought, and what price he paid for it, but he declined to an swer. Another question which he refused to answer, and upon which the commis sion desires light, was whether or not any of the directors of the Union Pa cific were interested in the sale of cer tain shares of stock of the New York Central railroad at the time they were Bold to the Union Pacific. TABOOED AT CABINET MEETINO. Present Interesting Political Subjects Were Not Discussed. Washington, April 9. "All the inter esting political subjects you newspa per reporters have been writing about were tabooed at the cabinet meeting to-day," 'said a" member of the cabinet at the close of the meeting. Senators Hansbrough and CurtlB saw the president to-day. - The latter declar ed that Kansas is for the president and his policies. "If the president should conclude that he will take the nomination again Kansas will no doubt support him. If some other man is to be nominated and the president's policies are attack ed on the floor of the convention Kan sas will support the president," added the senator. Delegate Andrews of New Mexico, a close friend of Senator Penrose, who it has been charged was the "promi nent man" who gave away the story of the alleged combination against the president was at the White house again to-day. This is his fourth visit since the story regarding the dinner became public. He refused to talk when asked whether Senator Penrose was expected at the White House. No appointment has been made for the senator. JITRS. TON CLAUSEN COURTEOUS. Demeanor Dignified at White House To Present Statement. Washington, lApril 9. Mrs. Ida M. Von Claussen, who made a complaint to the state department against United States 'Minister Graves at Stockholm because he declined to present her to King Oscar was at the White house to day In an effort; to obtain a personal in terview with the president to state her case. This was refused her. At the White house her demeanor was courteous and dignified throughout. Mrs. Von Claussen stated to-night that Assistant Secretary of State Bacon telephoned her that if she would pre sent her side of the case In writing it would receive his careful consideration. She said she would prepare the state ment but that she will not call in per son at the state department to present it. DINNER TO BRI AN. Democratic State Central Committee men Making Arrangements, Hartford, April. 9. A sub-committee of the democratic state central commit tee met here to-day to perfect arrange ments for the dinner to be tendered William Jennings Bryan this month. The banquet will be held on Thursday afetrnoon, April 18, at the Hotel Garde( in this city. Mr. Bryan will arrive in Hartford during the forenoon of that day, and will make an address before the legislature. Child Labor Bill Passed. Albany, April 9. Features of the ses sion of the legislature to-day were the passage in the assembly of Senator Page's child labor bill, and In the sen ate by a vote of 48 to 0, Mr. Waln wright's bill which piovides for an in vestigation of the national guard. Plans for Arbitration Abandoned. Cleveland, O., April 9 Plans for a settlement by arbitration of the strike of the employes of the American Ship Building company were abandoned to night, when Joseph Bishop, secretary of the state board of arbitration, with drew from the negotiations and return ed to Columbus. TOOK RAILROAD FOR STREET. Horses Become Frightened Stopped by Trestle Struck by Train. Danbury, April 9. Blinded by the falling snow, John Slattery of Sherman drove his two horse team on the tracks of the Highland division of the New York, New Haven an Hartford rail road, mistaking the track area, it is said for the street. The horses be came frightened and ran up the track for the distance of about a city block, when they came to a trestle, through which their legs slipped and brought them to a stop. While Slattery was trying to extricate them a freight train came along. Slattery ran down the track to flag It,' but the train had smashed the wagon before It was brought to a standstill. The horses were bruised, but not otherwise injured ajid after an hour's work were removed from the trestle. Slattery was not In jured. HARVARD MEN FINED. Two Pay $-10 Each For Disturbance at "Brown of Harvard." Boston, April 9. Robert T. Lee and Henry Watson, Harvard students, were each fined $10 in toe municipal court to-day after pleading guilty to a charge of creating a disturbance at the Majes tic theater last night during the open ing performance of "Brown of Har vard." Three other students who pleaded not guilty had their cases con tinued until Thursday. A sixth stu dent was charged with drunkenness, but was released, as it was his first offense. THIRD-TERM BOOM GOES ON MINNESOTA HOVSE BY RISING VOTE ENDORSES ROOSEVELT. Unanimous, Except for One Member, Who Did Not Think Honor Should be Forced on Any Man Connecticut House Rejects Resolution to Put General Assembly on Record as Endorsing- Roosevelt in His Controversy With Harrlsjan. St. Paul, April . The Minn:so'a house of representatives to-day, with a rising vote which the speaker announc ed was "nearly unanimous," passed concurrent resolutions endorsing Presi dent Roosevelt for a -third term. The resolution follow: "Whereas, By his wise, initiative and courageous leadership, the present president of toe United States has be come prominently identified with the cause of political, social and business reforms; and "Whereas, The great work of which he has been and now is the most dis tinguished exponent Is yet unfinished; and "Whereas, With singular unanimity the great Sody of toe people of the United States, without regard to- polit ical affiliation, has Implicit confidence in his great ability, unselfish patriotism and unswerving fidelity to his exalted trust; therefore, be It "Resolved by the house of represent atives, the senate concurring, that the best interests of the general govern ment and the successful establishment of the great public measures which have been inaugurated by the. present national administration demand the re nomination and re-election of Theodore Roosevelt- to the presidency of the Unit ed States." The only republican opposition came from Representative Lennon, of Min neapolis, who said he was not for forc ing a third term on any man. He be lieved there was other good material in the party. During the taking of the vote the democratic members remained seated. REJECTS RESOLUTION. House of Representatives Would Not Endorse President. Hartford, April 9. The house to-day rejected the resolution introduced by Representative George H. Gardner of Southington, who Is a clergyman, which would put the general assembly on rec- (Continued on Sixth Page.) CAUSES SURPRISE IN LONDON, Washington Statement of a New Anglo-American Treaty. London, April 9. The statement ca bled from Washington that it is offi cially admitted there that an Anglo American treaty has been drafted pro viding for the appointment of a joint commission to consider the boundaries and fisheries questions between the United States and Canada has caused much surprise in official circles here. The foreign officials say they have no advice from Ambassador Bryce that any such arrangement has been reach ed. In fact, sq far as known here, the formal negotiations have not yet been opened, although there has been con siderable discussion of the various questions outstanding between the United States and Canada. Durnnt's Case Mill Go Over. Bridgeport, April 9. Business for the supreme court of errors, third judicial district, which opened its April term in this city to-day, will be light. Of the twenty-two cases on the docket, twelve went off, leaving only ten to be argued, four of which are New Haven county cases. The appeal of Harold R. Durant from the decision In the debar ment proceedings will go over until the next term. THAW'S FATE MY BE IN HANDS OF JURY TO-NIGHT rroji.vEr delmas concludes HIS EXHA UST1 VE S UMM1 NO UP ADDRESS. Closes With an Orutorlcnl Appeal to Both the Written and "Unwritten Law" for the Justification of His Client Jerome Will Begin His Ar gument This Morning and Judge Fitzgerald is Expected to Muke His Charge t Once. New York, April 9. One more day and the concluding chapters of'the trial of Harry K. Thaw for the murder of Stanford White will have been written into history. With an oratorical ap peal to both the written and the "un written law" for toe justification of his client, Delphln M. Delmas concluded his exhaustive summing-up address to the jury this afternoon. When court convenes to-morrow morning at 11:30 o'clock one hour later than usual District Attorney Jerome will go before the jury and in a three or four hours' address is expected to make a plea which will be accounted one of the best efforts of his life. Justice Fitzgerald would not say to-day whether ur not he would charge the jury directly fol lowing the district attorney's closing remarks, but the general impression is that he will do so. in that event there seems little doubt but that toe case will be turned over to the jury by to-morrow evening. . With the exception of the moments when he was reading from testimony, Mr. Delmas' speech to-day was one of sustained oratory. He threw about the i form of Harry Thaw the cloak of chiv alrous knightoood. "Why," he shotted, i "should we who admire the chivalry of the knights of the Middle Ages who I went about redressing wrongs and res- I cuing maidens in distress withhold our sympathy from this brave man?" ' Bitterly the attorney again assailed Stanford Willie. He declared White sought to play with the girl so long as her beauty remained, and then would have thrown her away "like a dirty rag to float down life's sewers to a grave in the potter's field." Again he said: "Harry Thaw had 'snatched the girl from the old lecher who saw in her but a toy to gratify a moment's lust, and then be cast aside to go her way down the paths of fallen women." With dramatic emphasis Mr. Delmas cried out that when Harry Thaw be held Stanford White on the 'Madison Square Roof Garden the story of his wife's wrongs overcame him. He pic tured in an Instant, as a dylnu man may picture his past life, all that Stan ford White had done" the ruin he had wrought" and he struck struck as the tigress strikes In defense of her young; struck for the home, struck for Ameri can womanhood, struck for humanity and Stanford White fell. "Ah, gentlemen," the advocate went on, "if Harry Thaw believed he was the Instrument of Providence, who will say he was mistaken?" (Continued on Sixth Paire.) COLLISION AT PLAIN VI L L E. Passenger Train Crashes Into Freight During Snowstorm. Plainvllle, April 9. In a blinding snow storm late to-dp.y a suburban passenger train, east-bound, and a freight train were in collision at the crossover in the local yards just west Of the East street crossing. The pas senger train was In charge of Con ductor Hughes. Three of the freight cars were badly wrecked, the dinky en gine of toe passenger train shattered and its tender demolished. Conductor Hughs, who was passing through one of the coaches collecting tickets, was thrown forward and had his back wrenched. A transfer system was es tablished around the wreck and traffic resumed. The wrecker It as work and it is expected that the tracks will be cleared by morning. RUINED HE SUICIDES. Victim of Recent Slump in Wall Street Takes His Life. New York, April 9. 'Broken-hearted, as he wrote, over losses following the recent slump In Wall street, Samuel B. Van Slclen, a curb broker, thirty-six years of age, shot and killed himself to-night. Van Siclen with his wife lived in Manhattan avenue. In the ab sence of Mrs. Van Siclen he fired a builet into his brain. A note left for his wife read: "My dear Wife: Forgive me for this great wrong, but my heart is broken over my break in Wall street. I wish you good luck and happiness, as' we have been happy together. "Your Husband, "Sam." EXPIRED ON BOAT. Colcbrook Man on Way to Pasteur Institute. New York, April 9. John J. Clark, thirty-three years of age, of Jewell Ciiy, Conn., died this morning in a stateroom on the Norwich' line steamer Chester W. Chapin, Just as the vessel was putting into her berth at pier 40, North river. The body was sent to the morgue, and a coroner's physician will perform an autopsy formally to decide the cause of death, although no doubt is entertained that it was the result of an attack of hydrophobia. Clark was on his way to the Pasleur institute. BANKERS HEARD. Speak Before Legislative Committee on Proposed Bills. . Hartford, April 9.-Private bankers from many parts of the state to-day spoke on the proposed bills concerning state banks, trust companies and sav ings banks, and on the bill concerning deposits in other savings banks. About twenty bankers were present, and of this number seventeen went on record as favoring a single head com mission. Various sections or the pro posed measure were taken up and dis cussed. Henry C. White and Thomas Hooker of New Haven appeared in be half of the New Haven clearing house, and expressed the opinion that a four year term was long enough for a man to hold the office, and also believed that the bond required should be In excess of $10,000. NEW BRITAIN ELECTION. Republicans in Control of City Council Voting Machines Used. New Britain, April 9. The republic ans won out in the city election to-day, gettingtwo selectmen, two of the school 'Visitors, four of the seven constables, nine councilme nagainst four for the democrats, and two aldermen against onn for the democratic ticket. Voting machines were used for the first time in election .here, and the result of the voting was ws known fifteen minutes after the polls were closed. The vote was light, only about 1,400 ballots be ing cast. ANOTHER DASH FOR POLE PEARY ALREADY HAS PREPARA TIONS WELL UNDER WAV. Facts Itevenlcd by His Application for Leave of Absence from Navy-Will Start Sometime In , June Arctic Steamer Roosevelt Reflttlng No Un enslncss as to Necessnry Funds. New York, April 12. The application of Robert E. Peary, U. S. N., for leave of absence of three years which was approved by the secretary of the navy, has uncovered the fact that Command er Peary definitely proposes to make another attempt this summer to reach the North pole. The three years' leave of absence during which he made his famous jnurnpy to the farthest point north ever reached by man, 87 degrees 8 minutes, expired last Sunday and the new leave begins at once, . Preparations . for , another dash toward-the pole have t" en well under way all winter, but. Commander Peary and his associates of the Peary lArstic club has been keeping secret their ac tion, as It was felt ,that it "would bo a breach of courtesy If not. of discipline, for the naval officer to an nounce his voyage until his superiors made it possible by their approval. The order granting the leave of absence stipulates that the time Is to be de voted to Arctic exploration. June Is the month in which the start Is to be made, but the exact day has not been settled. The explorer who has been busy giving lecures, went to Boston to-day and will return to New (Continued on Sixth Page.) THREATEN ED HUVLER. Millionaire Candy Man Causes Woman's Arrest llrotlu-r-lu-lnn Adopted Son. New York, April 9. John S. Huyler, too millionaire candy manufacturer, to day caused the arrest, of Mrs. Mary E. Hart, a widow, forty-eight years old, who is employed as an upholsterer. The arrest followed the receipt by Mr. Huy ler of letters In which, it was alleged, iMrs. Hart demanded that she be per mitted to see her son, who, fifteen years ago, was adopted by Mr. Huy ler's brother-in-law, Robert Lee, of'35 North Pearl Btreet, Albany. After examination in the Tombs court Mrs. Hart was taken to Bellevue for a mental examination. .Mr. Huyler to-night said: "About seventeen years ago Mrs. Hart came to my residence to do some upholster ing. Some time later Mrs. Huyler took a great Interest in the woman's child. The boy was then about a year and one-half old. Both Mrs. Huyler and myself thought that the woman was unable to care for the boy, and Mrs. Hart confided with Mrs. Huyler as to her difficulties. ''Mrs. Hyler finally persuaded her sister, Mrs. Robert Lee, who lives in Albany, to adopt the boy. This was done, and the boy was taken into Mrs. Lee's family and now bears that name. The boy has been given an excellent education and Is a great favorite. He has been to school and will enter col lege soon. ' "I have not told Mrs. Hart where her son is. For more thana year she has been writing letters to me. As to the contents of the letters I do not care to say anthlng.". HAGUE PEACE CONFERENCE Two O'clock on Afternoon of June J5 Fixed for Opening. The Hague, April 9. Two o'clock In the afternoon, June 15, has been fixed for toe opening of the second peace conference here. Tho function will oc cur in the Knights' hall. Convicted of Actress' Murder. Chicago, April 9. Howard Nicholas and Leonard Leopold were to-day con victed of the murder of Mrs. Margaret Leslie, the actress. Nicholas was sen tenced to life imprisonment while Leo pold was given a fourteen year term in prison. Robbery is said to have been the motive for the crime. AFFAIRS AGAIN IN 1S03 CONTROL LIKELY TO BE TURNED OVER JULY 4 OF THAT YEAR. Liberals Anxious That Final Elections be Held Next December and the Gov ernment Given Buck May 20, 1008 Conservatives, However, Not in So Much Haste Secretary Taft Kept Busy Receiving Various Commissions Havana, April 9. ft appears to-night that July 4, 1908, will be the day when the control of Cuban affairs is given back to the Cuban people. The liberals are anxious that the fin al elections be held In December, 1907, and the government turned over May 20; 19QS, the anniversary of the inaug uration of the first Cuban republic; they also want the provincial and mu nicipal elections held simultaneously. The conservatives on the other hand, desire that the final elections be held later than next December, and that the municipal and provincial elections be held six months apart. In view of this divergence of desire, a compromise which will result in turning over the control of Cuban affairs on the Ameri can holiday is probable. It is known that Secretary Taft in sists upon a thorough consus, consid ering such a step absolutely necessary before successful elections can be held. Tills undoubtedly will require more than four months, the estimate of time made by the liberals. Consequently, the municipal elections would' fall in October or November, but as December is the month for harvesting the sugar crop, it Is recognized that elections in October or November are impractica ble, as they would pretty thoroughly disorganize the community at just the time when the greatest number of men are needed In the fields. The wishes of the planters, therefore, will be heeded, and the next Cuban sugar crop will be gathered under American control. TAFT KEPT BUSY. Receives Many Commissions in Havana IiiNiirgent Generals Call. Havana, April 9. Secretary Taft was busy all the forenoon receiving com missions. One composed of prominent citizens of Mantanzas province and the municipal authorities of Mantanzas Cily, claiming that fair elections were an Impossibility while these officials remained In office. A delegation from the Planters' league called on the secretary and ex pressed the hope that no elections would be heli at an early date, saying that saieh a prospect would prevent them from obtaining money from the bankers. A committee of Insurgent generals called and asked for the removal of the municipal officers of the city of Ha vana, Marianao and Batbano, claiming that ex-President Palma Illegally sub stituted the present officers for regu larly elected liberals. STOCK SWINDLING GAME. Scertnry and Promotor of Oil Company Held Under 913,000 Bonds. Topeka, Kan., April 9. Following his indictment on the charge of using the malls to defraud, H. H. Tucker, Jr., of Cherryvale, Kansas., secretary and pro moter of the Uncle Sam Oil company, who was arrested last night in Kansas City, was arraigned In the United States district court here this afternoon. Judge Pollock fixed 'fucker's bond at $15,090 and ho left for Kansas City, in charge of an officer of the court, to secure ball. It i3 fiarged that Tucker has sold abvut $1,200,000 (cash value) In stock In the Uncle Sam Oil company with a par value of over $10,000,000; that about $20,000 paid In dividends was taken from the receipts of stock sales and not from the earnings of the company and that while this was going on Tucker was using the malls to accomplish the sale of the stock; also that the assets of the company are now $160,000 less than the' money received from the sale of the stock. A CROSS CO UNTR Y ON HO RSEBACK Lieut. McCabe Selected to Test Endur ance of Arabian Stallion. Junction City, Kan., April 9. Second Lieutenant E. R. W. McCabe, of the Sixth cavalry at Fort Riley, has receiv ed notice from Washington that he has been selected to make a ride from Portland, Ore., to New York on an Arabian stallion. The purpose is to test, the endurance of the Arab breed and determine Its value as a cavalry horse. Lieutenant McCabe will be ac companied by an orderly. They will travel full equipment. STUDENTS J UMP FOR LIFE. Only Wooden Domltory at Philllps- Excter Destroyed. Exeter, N. H., April 10. Dunbar hall, the only wooden dormitory at Phillips Exeter academy, was destroyed by fire early to-day and thirty-five students were. compelled to jump from the second-story windows. A hasty roll call at 1:30 this morning apparently showed that all had escaped and that no one had been injured. The loss is estimat ed at $50,000. For Enfranchisement of British Women London, April 9. Sir Charles Dilke introduced in the house of commons to day his woman's enfranchisement bill, which was read for the first time with out any discussion. HIS MIND A BLANK. Dr. Guy Remembers Little About Murder of Wife. New York, April 9. Dr. Samuel S. Guy, the Far Rockaway (L. I.) dentist who was arrested last night on a charge of having shot and killed his wife, was arraigned In a police court to-day. The prisoner did not enter a plea, as the hearig was adjourned un til next Saturday. Is- Guv was re manded to jail without bonds. Dr. Guy's counsel, In speaking of the case at toe conclusion of the brief court proceedings, said Dr. Guy did not have a clear recollection of what happened last night. He said the doctor told him he remembered going out of the house early in the evening, and when he returned saw his wife lying dead on the floor. After that hl3 mind was a blank. ANSWER TO OUSTER SUIT. Filed by Standard Oil Co., Rockefeller, Rogers and Others. St. Louts, Mo.; April 9. The answer of the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Rogers and other individual defendants and about forty of the defendant cor porations to the government's ouster suit, was filed late this afternoon in the United States circuit court for the eastern division of the eastern district of Missouri. The answer was filed by Judge H. S. Priest of St. Louis and comprises a general denial of all the charges in the bill filed by the government, and deny ing each paragraph in the bill. With the denial was filed a bill of exceptions to all pthcr parts of the government's bill comprising thirty-seven exceptions on the grounds of irrelevancy. FAYOR REMOVAL OF STORRS ADVOCATES BEFORE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE. New Haveners for the Appointment of a Commission by the Governor to Consider the Matter No Reason Why Any Person Should Fear This Professor Henry, nn Expert, En dorses the Governor's Proposition. Hartford, April 9. The advocates of a commission to be appointed by the governor consider the removal of the Storra Agricultural college and the con solidation of the various agricultural commissions and societies had their way this afternoon when the committee on agriculture held a hearing in the hall of the house. Th6 entire" afternoon was taken up by arguments of those In favor of the commission and to-morrow those who ire opposed to the ap pointment of a commission will be heard. It is expected that there will be strong opposition to the governor's recommendation and that it will be led by Representative Higgins of Coventry, who represents the farming interests of many in Windham and Tolland coun ties. Charles M. Jarvls of Berlin was the first speaker at to-day's hearing. He said that he was strongly in favor of the state maintaining such an Institu tion as Storrs but that the present col lege is located in a place which makes It absolutely necessary if good results are to be had, for Its early removal to a more centrally located. He said that he came to Hartford friendly to the farmers' interests and that he thought that these Interests would be set back if the institution was not removed. Mr. Jarvls, who owns an extensive farm himself, said that if the commission, If appointed, did not deem it wise to move the college some provision should be made by the state whereby'the thou sands of visitors who would want to visit the place during the year could do so. He told of the expenditure of mon ey at the Institution and said that the state was not getting good results. During the last ten years the appro priations, both national and state, for the maintenance and running of the college have amounted to $600,000 and in return only seventy-six farmers graduates of the college, have located in Connecticut. This he thought was no proper return. (Continued on Sixth Page.) KING ALFONSO OFFERS CUP. Spanish-American Yacht Races Pro posed for Next Fall. Boston, April 9. Henry Howard, manager of the German cup races of the Eastern Yacht club, was notified by cable to-day that King Alfonso of Spain had offered a cup for a series of Spanish-American yacht races to be held in Spain next fall. The cable gram was from President Ybarra, of the Royal Yacht club of San Sebastian, and it said: "King Alfonso of Spain has offered a cup for a series of .Spanish-American yacht races to be held at San Sebastin next September under the control of Royal Yacht club of San .Sebastian, representing Spain, and Eastern Yacht club of Boston, representing America. General conditions same as for Emper or William cup in German-American races to be held at Kiel." Mr. Howard said to-day that the in vitation would be accepted and that probably the same boats which are se lected to sail for the Emperor William cup will participate in the Spanish American series. Twelve Killed at Lodz. Lodz, April 9. Numerous fights oc curred, among the workmen in this dis trict to-day. The men were actuated by political motives, and the fighting resulted in the killing of twelve' and the wounding of fourteen persons. IN BIG TELEPHONE REIT ATTORNEY FREEMAN FOR THE INDEPENDENT COMPANY FIRST HEARD. ! Declares the Act of MM, Which Gave a Practical Monopoly to the Southern New England, Was Put In Through the Back Door Should be Wiped Off the Statutes Lavish Expense of Junketing Trips Paid by Bell Com pany Almost Absolute Prohibition to a Competitor Judge Stoddard Meets Assertion by Assertion. I Hartford, April 9. Arguments were begun to-day before the judiciary com mittee at the Btate capitol on the mat ter of the several telephone bills now pending In the legislature. . . ' . ' Before the arguments began Judge Henry Stoddard, representing the' Southern New England Telephone com pany, offered In evidence several arti cles of incorporation of different tele-1' phone companies, including the Sharon Telephone company, ' East Haven Tele graph and Electric company, Farming ton Valley Telephone company, and Waterbury and Woodbury Automatic company. He also submitted in evi dence decisions by Judge Case and Judge Thayer, of the superior court, regarding the repeal of the telephone law, and a statement pf toe capitaliza tion of the company, after introducing 'which he announced that the evidence was closed. t Attorney Harrison B. Freeman, jr., representing the Independent company, was the first to argue. At the start he ' said that the question before the; com- ' mittee was the most important, before ' the general assembly, and it was sim ply a question as to whether a .com-, pa"ny would be allowed to operate un der the laws of the state as they exist ed previous to the enactment of the' present law. After the act of 1901 was put on the statutes and it was put in through the back door, cot the front ' door it might fairly be Baiu that no telephone company could come in and compete in this state. It was only fair, he said, that the committee should re port favorably, and the general assem- , bly act likewise, that legislation may be enacted so that the monopolistic., law 'may be repealed. It is In line witlf the public policy of toe state and other states to enact laws that will) be for the public good.. Your committee, he said, comes hsra six months in a1 year, and five months are spent in enacting special lfeglsla tion, Mr. Freeman then described at ; length the makings of the Southern New England Telephone company and characterized it as the worst monopoly that ever existed, and said further that i it' was practically impossible for any other company to attempt to get a charter or oppose a public service cor poration as strongly entrenched as the Southern New England company. Mr. Freeman especially condemned the law which compelled those desiring to en ter the state In competition to prove that a new company was a public ne cessity and convenience. He said that for this reason, more than all else, this law should be wiped off the statutes. (Continued on Second Page?""- DWIGHI ELIOT BOWERS. Sudden Death of Well Known Lawyer and Military Man. Dwight Eliot Bowers, the well known lawyer and military man, died shortly before 6 o'clock last evening from kid ney trouble and a sudden attack of spotted fever at his home, 209 Crown street. t Mr. Bowers was born 'March 18, 1866, in this city. He was a graduate of Yale '87 and also of the law school. Ha had ' been the secretary for the Underwriters' Fire Insurance company for many years, from which position he resigned some time ago, He practiced law and had his office in the Exchange building. Mr. .Bowers was one of the directors and a.member of the library committee of the historical society. Sixteen year3 ago he entered the military. He enlist ed In the Grays and was appointed pay master. Two months ago he resigned from tho office. He was also a mem ber of the Graduates' and Quinnipiaclc club. . ' Mr. Bowers leaves a mother, Mrs. Caleb B. Bbwers; two brothers, E. A. Bowers of this city and Dr. W. C. Bow ers of Bridgeport; also a sister, Miss Bowers of 209 Crown street. The funeral will be private. STEAD'S EUROPEAN VISIT. British Government Had No Connection With It. London, April 9. Foreign Secretary Grey, replying to a question in the house of commons to-day, repudiated any' governmental connection with William T. Stead's recent tour of the European courts in support of the dis cussion of the limitation of armaments at the coming peace conference at The Hague. ' Morgan Had No Connection With Mat- ter. Rome, April 9. J. P. Morgan had an interview to-day with Minister of Edu cation Rava for the purpose of telling him he had nothing to do with, the al leged removal from Italy of the paint ings by Vandyke, which have disap peared from Genoa. Slgnor Rava was very cordial and said the Italian gov ernment was not quite sure that the paintings in question had been taken sut of Italy.