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PAGES TWELVE PAGES VOLtLXXI NO 97 PRICE TWO CENTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN., THURSDAY APRIL 3 1 1907 THE CAE RING TOX PUBLISHING CO. .THAW JURY FAR FROM VERDICT LAST NIGHT SHORTLY AFTER 11 O'CLOCK THEY WERE LOCKED VP 1 FOR SIGHT. Almost! Hopelessly Divided nt That Hour No One Connected With the Case Ventures Anything; Other Than n Disagreement Thaw's Wife Stayed With Him Until There Whs No Hope of a Verdict Being: Reached Before Morning: Thaw Much Depressed at Close of Jerome's Impassioned At tack The Judge's Charge. New York, April 10. Charged with the responsibility of deciding the fate of Harry Kendall Thaw, toe jury Which since January 23 has been sitting in Judgment on the young slayer of Stanford White retired at 5:17 p. m. to day to begin the consideration of the evidence adduced at Thaw's long trial. Six hours later they had failed to reach an agreement, and shortly after 11 p. rn. were locked up for the nigiit in the jury room of the criminal courts build ing. Justice Fitzgerald, who had been vaiting for some words from the jury room, became convinced at that hour that the chances of receiving a verdict to-night were too remote, to warrant his remaining up any later. He had earlier In the evening gone to his club uptown and had held an automobile In readi ness to make a quick trip to the court house should he be needed. His in structions regarding the locking up of the jury were given by telephone. It was said when Justice Fitzgerald's message was received ; at the court house the officers on duty there put the matterfup to the Jurors themselves, asking if there was the possibility of their arriving at a verdict within the next few hours. The reply from the Jurors room was strongly negative. Thq jury was said to be almost hopelessly divided, and none Of those connected with the case to-night would venture the hope of anything better than a disagreement as the climax of the long-dran-out and expensive trial. , Harry Thaw sat in the prisoner's pen adjoining the deserted court room dur ing . the jury's deliberations. By his f eide were his wife and his counsel, who remained with him until all hope of a verdict to-night was abandoned. Dur ing the early evening all of the Thaw family were with the prisoner, but be lore 10 o'clock they made their way to their hotel. 1 ' Thaw, 'who was much depressed at 'toe close of District Attorney Jerome's Impassioned attack upon him as a "cowardly, brutal murderer a rich il literate who always had had his own "way until he fell into the clutches of the law" revived in spirits as the eve ning wore on and the chances of an unfavorable verdict became more and more remote. He seemed reluctant to wend his way back over the dimly lighted Bridge of Sighs to his cell in the Tombs to say good night to his wife. The disagreement of the Jury is the rnost unfavorable outcome that Thaw had at any time anticipated during the progress of the trial. His family and counsel were much alarmed this after noon, however, lest the jury, under Jus tice Fitzgerald's charge, might find a verdict of some less crime than murder in the first degree. The prisoner did not share this gloomy outlpok, and ,Jaugeh and joked to dispel the serious looks upon the faces of his aged mother and youthful wife. Justice Fitzgerald is not expected at the courthouse to-morrow until 10:30 a. m., the usual hour for the court ses sions to be convened. If the jury should earlier notify him of an agreement he might consent to come down at an ear lier hour, but this is not considered at all likely. The general public which stormed the doors of the courthouse by hundreds during the closing hours of District At torney Jerome's speech to-day quickly reached the conclusion that a verdict would not be possible to-night and dis persed soon after the jury had retired. During the late evening the streets about the criminal courts building and the corridors of toe .structure itself were all but deserted. t Chaplain wade of the Tombs visited Thaw in the prisoner's pen shortly be fore 11 o'clock to-night. He and Thaw have become firm friends since the lat ter was Incarcerated. One of the prison guards with Thaw to-night received word from his home that his little girl, who has been 'ill for several days, was very low. Thaw turn ed to him and expressed the" greatest sympathy. "You are in a worse predicament than I am, old man," he said to the guard, "and I am very sorry." Judge's Charge. Justice Fitzgerald began his charge to the jury by saying: "Gentlemen of the Jury: It now becomes my duty to give to you such instructions upon th elaw as are necessary to enable you to per form your duties as jurors and to define to you the legal guides by which you are to be governed In considering the evidence and reaching your conclu , sions. "It has heen particularly gratifying to me to realize that you were selected by the people and by the defendant as fair-minded men after the, examination of 337 talesmen and before th eperemp tory challenges allowed by law had been exhausted. "Let me impress upon you the im portance of the issue you are to decide. The life of a citizen within the protec-" tion of the law, it is charged, has been taken by the defendant and the defend- iContinued on Eighth Page.) -,,. - ' ' . ,; ,:r - X ""X ,j5rra-. -till,-. -i r--flawjiwira iii...ihuihiii .m, ,i".itinuiMuimi iismikhbi ayprnmiwimiajiss jsniw is -"' ni I I I rrrrrrrniHr r i . .: . m ..".aw 'J.ibim.i mh 1''mi'W'iJuiti.ijMjiii..jj. ......j.,.., , " OPPOXESTS HAVE FULL SWAY Strong Opposition to the Removal of Storrs College. Hartford, April 10. The final hearing on the resolution authorizing the gov ernor to appoint a commission to con sider the removal of the Connecticut Agricultural cojlege at Storrs to a more central location was held in the hall of the house this afternoon when the op ponents of the measure had undisputed possession of the floor. As was expect ed there was strenuous opposition not only to the removal of the college but even to the appointment of a commis sion. "Let well enough alone," was the substance of the appeals of the speak ers, included among whom were several prominent men of the state. It was argued that nothing but harm would result If the college was moved and that all the good work that has been accomplished there during the past ten years, especially In the horticultural line would be put back just that num ber of years. , UPHOLDS "VIRGIN BIRTH." Rev. Dr. James Orr of Glasgow Lec tures In New York. New York, April 10. In the course of his first lecture in the chapel of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church yes terday afternoon the 1 Rev. Dr. James Orr, professor of theology and apologet ics in the United Free Church college of Glasgow, said that most of the schol ars of the world believed in the virgin birth of Christ. Among those agreeing with this view the speaker cited Professor Sanday, of Oxford; Professor Swete, of Cambridge; Sir William Ramsay, of Aberdeen; Blshcp Gore, and Canon Henson, Pro fessors Zahn and Kaehler, of Germany, and Professor Briggs, of the Union seminary. New York. The second lecture was given in the main auditorium of the church late this afternoon. The series is under the aus pices of the Bible Teachers' Training school. LABELLING OF WHISKEY, PRESIDENT AGREES WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. Straight Whiskey Will be Labelled as Such Mixture of Two or More Straight Whiskeys Must Bear a L li bel Saying - "Blended Whiskey of Whiskies" Mixture of Straight Whiskey and Ethyl' Alcohol Must be Labelled M Compound" nnd Imitation "Imitation.' ; Washington, April 10. The long ex pected opinion of Attorney General Bon aparte concerning the proper labeling of whiskey under the pure food law, approved June 30, 1906, was made public at the White house to-day. . Its purport is briefly told In the following letter addressed by the president to-day to the secretary of agriculture: "Mydear Mr. Secretary: In accordance with your suggestion I have submitted the matter concerning the proper label ling of whiskey under the pure food law to the department of justice. I enclose the attorney general's opinion. I agree with this opinion and direct that ac tion be taken in accordance with it. "Straight whiskey will be labelled as such. i "1A mixture of two or more straight whiskies will be labelled blended whiskey of whiskies. "A mixture of straight whiskey and ethyl alcohol, provided that there is a sufficient amount of straight whiskey to make it genuinely a "mixture" will be labelled as compound, or compound ed with pure grain distillate. "Imitation whiskey will be labeled as such. "Sincerely yours, Signed: "Theodore Roosevelt." The attorney general's opinion as to the proper construction to be placed on the law has been awaited with great Interest by distilleries and rectifiers all over the country. Before the question was sent to the department of justice it was very thoroughly Investigated by the department of agriculture. The questions at Issue arose over the label ing of goods. The attorney general discusses the matter at considerable length and con cludes: "The following seem to me to be ap propriate brands or labels for (1) 'straight' whiskey, (2) a mixture of two or more 'straight' whiskies, (3) a mix ture of 'straight' whiskey and ethyl alcohol, and (4) ethyl alcohol flavored and colored so as to taste, smell and look like whlswey. "(1) Sempei idem whiskey: A pure straight whiskey mellowed by age. "(2) E pluribus unum whiskey: A blend of pure, straight whiskies with all the merits of each. "(3) Modern Improved whiskey: A compound of pure grain distillates, mellow an' free from harmful impuri ties. "(4) Something better than whiskey: An imitation under the pure food law, free from fusil oil and other impurities. "In the third specimen it is assumed that both the whiskey an' the alcohol are distilled from grain." White House Knows Nothing of It. Washington, April 10. "We know ab solutely nothing of the matter here," said Secretary Loeb to-day when his attention was called to the Chrlstiania dispatch published this morning saying that a local newspaper there had an nounced that President Roosevelt who was awarded the Nobel peace prize last year, will have to deliver a lecture in Christlania in March, 1909, in order to comply with the rules affecting the tiolders of the Nobel prizes. LONCWQRTH FOR TAFT FOR THE PRESIDENCY ROOSEVELT'S SON-IN-LAW, HOW EVER, SAYS HE SPEAKS ONLY FOR HIMSELF. Believs That Taft, in the Eyes of the People, Typifies the Roosevelt Ad ministration Senntor La Follette Declnres Rnilrouds Are Going the Wrong Way About It, to Defeat Roosevelt's Policies May Result In Forcing Him to Run Again. , Cincinnati, April 10. Congressman Nicholas Longworth returned from Washington to-day. In an interview he declared himself in favor of the nomination of Secretary Taft as the republican candidate for president. He said that his opinion was personal, and that he spoke only for himself, but that he believed that Taft, in the eyes of the people, typified the Roosevelt ad ministration. Helena, Mont., April 10. Senator R. M. La Follette, of Wisconsin, to-day declared in an interview that if the railroads thought to defeat the policies of President Roosevelt by the nomina tion of some one antagonistic thereto, they were going at It the wrong way. "They will force President Roosevelt to break his word, if I am correctly In formed as to the actions of Harrlman and his associates,'1 said the senator. "Abusing the' president will result in Theodore Roosevelt's renouncing his declaration not to run again and mak ing the race by way of vindication. President Roosevelt is entitled to an other term, and the people are entitled to Roosevelt. We must have Roosevelt again." ANOTHER ATTEMPT FOILED. Assassins Still After the Life Of Grand Duke Nlehollcviteh. St. Petersburg, April 10. It was an nounced to-day that another attempt on the life of the Grand (Duke Nicholas Nlcholalovitch, president of the coun cil of national defence, and a second cousin of Emperor Nicholas, has been foiled. The grand duke, accompanied by his brother, Peter Nleholaievitch, was re turning from Tsarskoe-Selo by train at 2 o'clock this morning. When the train reached Kuzmino, thirteen miles from St. Petersburg, It was brought to a sudden stop by a fusllade of shots from the train side,. A sentry was Interro gated, and said he had seen four men hiding behind an embankment and evi dently awaiting the coming of the train. He at once began shooting, fir ing in all twelve shots. The four men succeeded In getting away uninjured. Every foot of the remainder of the track Into St. Petersbnurg was careful ly searched before the two grand dukes ventured to complete their journey. The reported attempt on the life of Grand Duke Nicholas, related In the foregoing dispatch, bears a striking re semblance to the attempt made to kill the same individual on February 27. On this occasion also the scene was the railroad between Tsarskoe-Selo and St. Petersburg. A guard patrolling the track near the station at the St. Pe tersburg end of the line caught a man dresse as a workman in the act of placing a wooden box In the middle of the track. When he saw the guard the man fled, and jumping into a cab made his escape. The box on the track was found to contain an infernal machine of great power. The train was stopped before it reached the machine. WELLMAN WILL St! CAREFVL: Not to Take Unnecessary dinners In Bnlloon Trip. New York, April 10.-Walter Well man will bid his friends in America farewell to-morrow morning when the steamer Touraine sails, and says when he greets them again he hopes they will hall him as the discoverer of the North Pole. He expects to leave for Tromsoe, Norway, about June 1, and before the middle of the month to be at his winter quarters In Spitsbergen. It will not be possible, however, to begin the trials of his airship before the second week in July, and it Is likely to be the last of July or early in Au gust before a start can be made for the Pole. ' "If we once set sail under favorable conditions I have the utmost confidence that we shall succeed," said Mr. Well man to-night at the Waldorf Astoria. "But it is certain that we shall not take unnecessary chances." RECENTLY A PATIENT HERE. Waterbury Young Man Commits Sui cide Tnkes Carbolic Acid. Waterbury, April 10. James Wallace, twenty-nine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mich ael Wallace of 3 Grove court, commit ted suicide early this morning by tak ing carbolic acid. Wallace was only recently a patient at the New Haven hospital. This morn ing he went out of the house, purchas ed the acid, awl came home ancTtookl a big dose. He died Instantly. The man had been Insane, it was said, for the past two years. Simplified Spelling Committee. New York, April 10. The recently chosen executive committee of the sim plified spelling board organized to-day. Prof. Calvin Thomas of Columbia uni versity was elected chairman, succeed ing Prof. Brander Matthews; Dr. C. P. G. Scott was re-elected secretary and Colonel Charles E. Sprague, treasurer. PARDONED CONVICT SUICIDES. Takes His Life In a Salvation Army Hotel. iNew York, April 10. William Din keller, formerly a life convict, who was pardoned in 1903 by President Roose velt after having served twenty-two years in the Auburn state prison for a murder committed in one of the ports of Japan, shot and instantly killed him self to-day in the Salvation Army ho tel where he was employed as a porter. Fear of being sent back to a hospital, from which he had recently been dis charged, led him to blow out his brains. Early to-day Dinkeller suffered a re currence of an attack of rheumatism. DInkeller's pardon was secured through the activity of a member of the Van du Wart family of Albany. SHOT HIMSELF IN THEATER BOX. Pittsburg Sinn First Points Revolver at Ethel Levey. Pittsburg, April 10. Robert M. Crowe of this city shot himself in the abdo men In an attempt to commit suiride wWIe In a box watching a vaudeville performance at the Grand "opera house to-day. Ethel Levey, one of the singers was on the stage when Crowe arose and pointed the revolver at her snout ing: "It's all over." Miss Levey fled from the stage and Crowe shot himself. He was taken to a hospital where It is said he cannot recover. Crowe at first said that domestic troubles caused his act and later at tributed it to financial difficulties. TEMPLE'S SUGGESTION BRYAN NAME ROOSEVELT CAUSES SENSATION AT BANQUET TO THE NEBRASKAN, Georgia Editor Requested to Omit Reference to Such a Thing; in His Address Leaves the Table Bryan , Later Sends for Him nnd Prevail on Him to Deliver the Speech As nt Present Advised He Will Not Nomi nate the President Thinks Ln Follctle the Man if Anything Like This Is Done. , Chattanooga, Tenn., April 10. A sen sational feature of the banquet given here to-night by the Bryan Anniversary club, at which William J. Bryan was the guest of honor, was th letter and subsequent speech of John Temple Graves, editor of the Atlanta Georgian, who in his letter refused to speak be cause the toastmaster asked him not to talk about his suggestion that Bryan should nominate Roosevelt for re-election. Later Mr. Graves was induced to go to the banquet hall and deliver his speech. Mr. Graves ln his letter said: "Dear Sir I came to Chattanooga yielding to no one in my profound and Rffectlonate regard for Mr. Bryan and for the 'democratic party and its prin ciples, "In the course of my speech I tried to make them plain in as warm and glowing sentences as my heart could fashion. I am profoundly convinced that In this period of tremendous eco nomic crisis the only man who can car ry to successful conclusion the reforms instituted ln behalf of the people is the man who si already entrenched in the power and prestige of dauntless cour age, and is a conspicuous success in the executive office. "I have endeavored In' my speech to give my convictions, and these convic tions are so earnest and sincere that I cannot change them unless better rea sons are given than have been present ed to me up to the present time. "My reasons for stating this convic tion at a Bryan banquet, with Mr. Bry an present, was because I considered it the manly and democratic thing to do. "The time to voice a sentiment so momentous to the life and prosperity and to the realization of best ideals of a real democracy is in a council of the faithful and in the full presence of our great and shining leader who would be there to comment, to approve or to con demn with the full force of his influ ence and eloquence, as he might see fit. "If I had made this speech in the north, and with a mixed audience pres ent, it would have carried a suggestion of truckling, or the appearance of seek ing favors where the other party was stronger than my own. "It appeared to me that the only fair and honest thing to do was to speak my convictions in full council and with open voice. In this belief my speech, upon the request of the Associated Press, has already been sent out to the newspapers of the country. (Continued on Page Eight.) PRES. HADLEY IN WASHINGTON Addresses Ynlo Alumni Association in Nntiouul Capital. f Washington, April 10. President Hadley, of Yale university, was the principal speaker and guest of honor at the banquet of the Washington Yale Alumni association to-night at the Chevy Chase club. The banquet was largely attended by Yale men of this city. Secretary of the Navy Metcalf, as head of the alumni association, pre sided and the speakers Included Justice David J. Brewer, of the supreme court of the United States; Commissioner of Corporations Herbert Knox Smith, Huntington Wilson, assistant secretary of state, and Paul Charlton. FORMER SAYS RE'S HOT AT WAR WITH PRESIDENT DENIES REPORT THAT HE IS OXE OF ANTI-ROOSEVELT COMBINE. Pipe Dreams of Over-Ambitious Cor respondent That President Should Personally Engage in Political Con test to Determine Ills Successor is Without Precedent, Unless It be the Bad One Set by Jackson Has Seen Rockefeller Once and Harrlman Three Times in His Life. Canton, O., April 10. In the presence of 1,200 people Senator Joseph B. Fora ker at the Auditorium to-night deliv ered an address ln which he defended his action as a servant of the people of Ohio and declared he is willing to abide by their decision in 'tho future. The .occasion of the address was the annual banquet of the Canton board of trade. Senator Foraker was down on the programme to deliver an address on "Civic Pride," but his speech was largely directed to his work as senator, and a declaration that he means to al ways do his best in his own way. Ho was received with much enthusiasm as he stepped forward to speak.' Senator Foraker, in discussing pub lished statements regarding the presi dent's attitude toward the senator's speeches at this time, replied to a pub lication mentioning him as one of an anti-Roosevelt combination; . reviewed the investigation of the discharge of the negro soldiers on account of the trouble at Brownsville, Tex.; reiterated his views regarding recent railroad leg islation; protested against the infringe ment by one branch of the government of the rights of another branch; de clared that the representatives of the people in congress are accountable only to tho people and are not "properly subject to any other Influence;" denied the right of any one except his constit uents to call him to account, and sound ed a note of warning against increased surveillance of business men who need no "moral regeneration."' He quoted a published report that "President Roosevelt has drawn a dead line for Senator Foraker," and that "If he attacks President Roosevelt, Presi dent Roosevelt will be heard from in no uncertain tones." Senator Foraker said: "The wicked flee when no man pur sueth. I have not forecasted the char acter of any speeches I am intending to make, and If I had It would seem in credible to the average mind that such a story could be anything more than a mtschlef-rtmking pipe dream of an over ambltlous correspondent, "That the president of tho United States should becomo personally en gaged In a political "contest to deter mine his successor Is without, prece dent, unless it be the bad precedent set by Andrew Jackson as to Martin Van Buren. ,,, "That lie should enter upon such a struggle with tho declaration that he is to set limitations upon the freedom of speech of those who may differ from him, and that they are to disregard those limitations at their peril, Is with out precedent even In the case of Jack son, and Is so inconsisene with the dig nity of his high office and the propri eties always to be observed, that I feel It a duty toward the president himself to enter for him, on my own motion, a disclaimer of all responsibility for such a publication. (Continued on Eighth Pago.) JAPAN'S SMART DIPLOMACY. Importance of Embassy at Constanti nople A Check to Russia, London, April 11. The establishment of a Japanese embassy at Constantino, pie is assured, according to the Pall Mall Gazette, although Russia Is un derstood to be doing her utmost to pre vent it. It is pointed out that a Jap anese embassy on the Bosphorus will give Turkey a new lease of life, and practically dispose of all notions of the partition of the Ottoman territory, aa It will be to the common Interest of Turkey and Japan to support each oth er ln the event of any attempt on the part of Russia to overstep her present frontiers, either southward or east ward. INTERESTED IN THAW TRIAL. Local Cltlxens Anxious to Learn the Result. Greater Interest has been aroused among the citizens of New Haven ln regard to the result of the Thaw trial than that of any murder trial through out the United States ln years, At intervals of less than Ave minutes the telephone bell in the Journal and Courier editorial rooms last evening, from 6 o'clock until press time, was rung, and one of New Haven's well known citizens would ask: "Anything new in the Thaw trial?" or, "Have the jury decide upon a verdict yet?" EX-GOV. M'LEAN MARRIED. Weds Miss Juliette Goodrich, Daughter of Late Julius G. Goodrich. Simsbury, April 10. Former Governor George P. McLean and Miss Juliette Goodrich, daughter of the late Julius G. Goodrich of Hartford, were married this afternoon, Rev. J. B. McLean, brother of the groom, officiating at the cere mony. Mr. and Mrs. McLean left 1m mediately on a bridal trip. Rhode Islnnd Deadlock. Providence, R. I., April 10 The cast ing of the 59th ballot for a United States senator to-day resulted as fol lows: Goddard, 40; Colt, 37; Wetmore, 2S; Utter, 1. Ne elect!. MANY INCORPORATIONS. Unusually Heavy Volume for March Fifty-two New Companies. Hartford, April 10. The volume of new Incorporations under the general laws of Connecticut during March was unusually heavy. The total capital stock of the fifty-two new companies was $31,715,000. This compares with $7,123,000 for the corresponding month in 1906, $1,838,500 in 1905 and $2,073,500 in 1904. The bulk of the capitalization, however, is represented by two rail road enterprises which have a combin ed capital stock of $30,000,000. During this month twenty manufact uring corporations, having an aggre gate capitalization of $700,000, were or ganized. Ten mercantile enterprises were capitalized at $230,000. Five real ty concerns represented a combined capital stock of $167,000. Four con struction corporations figure in the to tal to the extent of $58,000. Two auto mobile companies have a capitalization of $110,000. Investment, mining, amuse ment, lumber and miscellaneous ven tures make up the balance of the month's output of new corporations. PRESIDENT APPOINTS NEGRO. R. W. Tyler, of Columbus, O., Auditor of Treasury for Navy Department. Washington, April 10. The president has appointed Ralph W. Tyler, a negro, of Columbus, O.," to be auditor of the treasury for the navy department. Tyler Is the man who it was announced had been considered by the president for a federal position in Ohio, particularly that of surveyor of customs at Cincin nati. He succeeds William W. Brown, who has been appointed to the posi tion of special attorney in the depart ment of justice. Although it is under stood that he was not endorsed for this particular place it Is said that both sen ators, Foraker and Dick, endorsed Tyler for various positions. INHERITANCE TAX MEASURE HEARING BEGUN BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. Bill Defines Classes of Property to Which Section 2308 of the General Statutes Shall Apply in Matter of Collection John C. Gallagher Ap pears for BUI Favoring Fixing of Saturday Hours of Superior Court Clerk Petition of A. M. Young. Hartford, April 10. The committee on the judiciary returned to its regular business to-day, after having sat for almost two weeks ih hearings relating to the telephone bills. ' The first matter related to a bill which would define classes of property which section 2368 of the general stat utes shall apply to ln collection of in heritance taxes. Judge Walter Noyes, of the court of common pleas of New London county, spoke In favor of the bill, and in his opening remarks said that Attorney General Holcomb would not oppose the bill. Judge Noyes said the proposed act would provide for an inheritance tax on certain specified property of non-resident decedents, and it would not only define the duty of the tax commissioners in relation thereto, but would repeal chapter 63 of the public acts of 1903 and chapter 256 of the pub lic acts of 1905. The property to which the statute would apply and which would be subject to tax would include the following property belonging to de ceased persons, which shall pass by will on inheritance under the laws of any state or country: All real estate and tangible personal property,, includ ing money on deposit in this Btate; all untangible personal property, includ ing bonds, securities, shares of stock and choses in action, the evidence or ownership of which shall be within the state; shares of the capital stock of all corpo'ratlons organized and existing un der the laws of this state, where the laws of the state or country where such decedent resided shall, at the time of his decease, impose a succession Inher itance transfer or similar tax upon the shares of the capital stock of corpora tions organized or existing under the laws of such state or pountry, held at their decease by residents of the state. Judge Noyes spoke at great length and called to mind the operations of the succession tax, which le considered un just to stockholders and to corpora tions, and said the act was simply a re ciprocal proposition. (Continued on Second Page.) HANGED HIMSELF TO BED POST. Greenwich Cigar Maker Suicides in New York Hotel. New York, April 10. A man suppos ed to be named Ludwlg Andres, who registered last night at the Astoria ho tel, was found dead hanging by the neck from a bed post in his room to day. He had made use of a stout rope provided in the room for use 3n case of fire. In the man's pocket was a union card of the Cigarmakers1 union and $50 in bills. A bank book on the Greenwich (Conn.) Savings bank showed deposits in tho name of Andres to something more than $100. An envelope ln the man's pocket was addressed to Lud wig Andres, purchase street, care My ers' hotel, Rye, N. Y. Wives of Bnndlt Rnlsull Captured. Tangier, Morocco, lAprll 10 .Kald Mehalla, acting for the minister of war, has captured five negresses, wives of Raisuli, The women were abandoned by the bandit leader. They have been Vjcuutht into Tangier and imprisoned. T I. E. CONFERENCE CONVENES PRESIDING ELDERS READ RE PORTS SHOWING PROGRESS OF THE CHURCH. Rev. Mr. Richards of New Haven Dis trict Notes Improvements ln Churches In Merlden, Hartford, Waterbury and West Granby Gift of Mrs. Dwight Blakeslee of a Deaconess Home Rev. Dr. W. L. Phillips Makes Address. Bridgeport, April 10. Bishop Daniel A. Goodsell, D. D., opened the fifty ninth annual session of the New York;' East conference' of the Methodist Epis copal church this morning at 9 o'clock at the First M. E. church. About 200 members of the conference were pres ent The sacraments of the Lord's sup per was followed by the business of tha' session, including reports from presid ing Elder W. A. Richard of New Ha ven district, and Presiding Elder C. S. Wing of the Brooklyn south district. Each has about seventy churches and. the reports were encouraging. Standlngi committees for the conference were an nounced, and visiting clergymen ars introduced to the assemblage. This af ternoon the Rev. Watson L. Phillips; D. D., pastor of the Church of the Re deemer In New Haven delivered an ad dress on "The Truth the Church Has to Preach." The itev. J. M. Buckley, D. D., presided at the afternoon session. The reports of the presiding eldera were read, that of Rev. Mr. Richard of New Haven for the New Haven district referred to improvements made in the churches ln Merlden, South Park and St. Paul's, Hartford; also in the First church, waterbury, and West Granby, and a new church is being planned for Windsor. Early ln the year the deacon ess board in New Haveri was presented iwith a fine building for a hdme and training school. The institution has been Incorporated as the DVight W, Blakeslee Memorial Deaconess . home and was the gift of Mrs. Dwight W. Blakeslee in memory of her husband. In the New York district Rev. Dr. J. E. Adams, presiding elder, reported subsctantlal gains following general re- vivals in the churches. IA new $20,000 , church has been dedlcated'at Newfleld, Bridgeport, Conn.; one is nearing com pletion' at Rowayton,- costing $10,OW, and a building committee has been ap pointed for a new church at Rye, Ni Y., and a new $17,000 edifice is assured at Westport, Conn. Springdale and Asbury churches, Mt. Vernon, will soon be in. possession of new parsonages. , The Brooklyn north district, Rev. Dr. J, S. Chad wick, presiding- .elder,' and the Brooklyn south district, Rev. Dr. C, S. Wing, presiding elder has been pros perous. , . The conference will be invited to meet in the Hanson place, Brooklyn church, next year. , (Continued on Eighth Page.) WILFULLY SQUANDERED. Directors of Defunct Boston Financial 1 Institution Denounced. . Boston, April 10. That more than . $200,000 paid into the'defunct Provident Securities and Banking company was wilfully squandered by the directors of the company and that less than $5,0001 remains, is the allegation of the re- i celvers of the company, who filed a . report in the supreme Judicial court to-day4 In connection with their re port, the first which they have sub January, 1906, the receivers, Alfred S. Hall and Charles F. Weed, ask the court to approve a bill in equity against six Massachusetts directors of the company to recover the amount of the losses sustained by the depositors, . Of the six other directors, flrve are beyond the jurisdiction of the state, while one of them, Samuel Dalton, for mally adjutant general of Massachu setts, is dead. The bill in equity is against Sidney M. Hedges, William M. Briggam, George W. Saul, George H. Swaszey, C. Burton Cotting and Hen ry F. Mayer. Brlgham is president of Hudson, Mass.', while the others live in this city. 1 HARRIMAS CROWD CONDEMNED. Minnesota House Passes Another Reso lutlon for Roosevelt. St. Paul, Minn., April 10. The Minne. sota house of representatives adopted another concurrent resolution to-day condemning the violent attacks made by E. H. Harrlman and his "crowd" upon the president and commending the president in his heroic efforts to. regu late railroad traffic and "suppress the lawlessness with which it abounds." E. S. WHEELER APPOINTED. Made Director of Soldiers' Home at Noroton. Hartford, April 10. Governor Wood ruff to-day appointed Edward S. Wheeler, of New Haven, to be a mem ber of the board of directors of the Soldiers' home at Noroton in the place of Colonel Simeon J. Fox, who recently died. President to Open Masonic Fair. Washington, April 10. President Roosevelt has promised to press a but ton at the White House that will for mally open the Masonic fair that will be held here during the next two weeks and which opens Monday night. He will present to the fair management a large autograph photograph of himsell to be disposed of for the benefit of th new temple fund.