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THE CAERINGTON PUBLISHING CO THAW JURY LOCKED UP UNTIL THIS MORNINC THIRTY-ONE HOURS OF DELIB ERATION FAILS TO BRING , A VERDICT. Justice Fitzgerald Has Not Given Up Hope Belief, However, Grown That a Disagreement WW be the Result of the Long Drawn Out Trial Mem bers of Thsvw Family Crestfallen Action of Jury in Twice Asking to Have Portions of Testimony Head to Them Causes Wide Comment No Truth in Rumors as to How Jury Stands. New York, April 11. Thirty-one hours of deliberation and no verdict. Such was the condition of affairs at 11:40 o'clock to-night, when tiie Thaw Jury was ordered locked up" for a sec ond night -art the criminal courts build ing.' The fact that they had not been able to agree after devoting so much time to a study and discussion of the case has given rise to the belief that the trial will end in a disagreement and the wfrole affair will have to be gone over again. Although the twelve men have thus far failed to reach a common opinion, and to all appearances are hopelessly at sea, Justice Fitzgerald has not giv en up hope of having a verdict render ed. As yet Deming B. Smith, foreman of the jury, has not complained to the court that the jurors are unable to reach a decision, and until he' does so it is not likely that Justice Fitzgerald will discharge them. ' The general Impression prevails that ifthe twelve men a reunable to agree at the expiration of forty-eight hours they will be released from further ser vice. The very fact, however, tftat no Intimation has been received from the jury room that the men are unable to agree has been construed by many who have followed the proceedings closely as an Indication that a verdict will eventually be reached. The mother, wife and the two sisters and brothers of the defendant were In the criminal courts building up to the last minute, and when It was finally announced that the jury had been lock ed up over night, and there was no longer any prospect of a verdict be fore to-morrow, they returned to their hotel crestfallen. They had hoped and looked for a decision, to-day, and the news tiiat they would have to pass another night in doubt and anxiety was received with keen disappointment. Twice to-day the twelve men who took their places in the jury box more than two months and a half ago, filed into the court room, and asked the as sistance of the court in an endeavor to bring about an agreement. They appeared wan and haggard aft er wrangling through all of last night In the stuffy little conference room at the criminal courts 'building with only hard chairs and one long table pro vided for their comfort. The jurors wanted to hear again the evidence of numerous -witnesses to the tragedy; they wanted to hear what Dr. 'Allan McLane Hamilton had been allowed to testify to as to Thaw's condition the night of the tragedy; they wanted to hear what Evelyn Nesbit Thaw had said as to her husband's conduct that evening; they wanted to have repeated again the conversations Thaw had with James Clinch Smith just before he committed the homicide; they wanted to hear several portions of Justice Fitzgerald's charge once more, and fin ally they asked permission to take pos session of all 'the writings of Thaw which had been introduced into the trial as indicative of the defendant's state of mind when he heard the story of Evelyn NesWt's alleged wrongs at the hands of the man who was to be come his victim. All of these requests were gladly granted by the court, but when Fore man Deming B. Smith, on behalf of the jury, asked that certain portions of :the summing up address by Delphln M. Delmas be read, Justice Fitzgerald . called a halt. He admonished the jur ors that they were to be guided by the evidence,' and were not entitled to hear again the closing speeches of the law yers. Harry Thaw's family his white-haired mother, his pale, young wife, his Bisters and brothers remained at the courthouse until late in the night. Tiiey visited the defendant on several occa sions in, the prisoner's pen on the floor above the court room. Their purpose was to cheer him, but he apperaed by far the most cheerful of the group. The man's confident air seems never to leave him for any great length of time, and a buoyancy of spirit is nearly al ways apparent. Few men. accused of murder In the first degree have awaited the sealing of their fate with the calm ness and happy-go-lucky manner which has characterized Harry Thaw since the jury retired at 5:17 on Wednesday afternoon. There were all sorts of rumors and guesses In the air to-day as to iiow the jury stood. . There were more different reports as to the results of the ballots than there could possible have been test votes taken. None of the reports had any degree of authenticity. Some were uttered in jest by prominent fig ures connected with the trial, and occa sionally these were taken in deadly earnest by persons who overheard tiiem. The action of the jury in twice going before Justice Fitzgerald and to have certain portions of -the testimony read to them was widely commented upon, and naturally caused much speculation. It seemed evident that the jury's delib erations were hinging upon the ques tion of the sanity or insanity of the defendant as shown by the defense. Continued on Second Page.) 400,000 LIVES SUSTAINED. Extent of Foreign Relief to Famine Stricken Chinese. Washington, (April 11. The state de partment has received from Dr. Klopsch a copy of the following cable gram received by him from Shanghai to-day: "Shanghai, April 11. "Relief work proceeding at highest nressure. Four hundred thousand lives now sustained by foreign relief. Fur ther aid indispensable until June. Of ficials and nobility-co-operating satis factorily. Signed: "Editor North China News.' Dr. KlnDseh adds that this message clearly Indicates that relief operations must continue for at least another two months, if the benefits are to prove ef fective. VERDICT FOR $339,000. Given to Executors of Major Byrnes' Will Against New York Brokers. New York, April 11. A verdict for $339,000 was given to-day to the execu tors of the will pf the late Major John Byrnes against Isaac B. Newcomb & Co., bankers, of this city, of which firm Camille Weldenfeld was a mem ber, by a jury in the supreme court at Mineola, L I. The auit was brought by the execu tors to secure the return of certain se curities which were negotiated for by Newcom'b & Co. A counter claim for $180,000 was put in 'by the 'defense but it was barred out under the statute of limitations. VACANCIES IN CITY OFFICES COL. OSRORN BEFORE CITIES AND BOROUGHS COMMITTEE. Speaks on Proposed Substitute Bill 1 Providing for the Filling of Vacan cies in New Haven by the President of the Board of Aldermen Refers to Present Situation Here Captain A. A. Ailing Heard Before Judiciary Committee on Bill Providing, for More Court Messengers Anthony Carroll Advised to Bring Impench ment Proceedings. Hartford, April 11. Before the com mittee on cities and boroughs this aft ernoon Colonel Norris G. Osborn ap peared and spoke on the proposed sub stitute bill providing for filling vacan cies in the offices of city officials 6f New Haven by the president of the board of aldermen. Colonel Osborn cited the case in that city at the present time where one offi cial is at tde same time acting as may or and judge of probate. He explained that there was nothing in the charter of the city which would provide for getting out of that tangle, and thought there should be a provision by which toe president of the board of aldermen could- fill the place left vacant by the resignation or death of the mayor be fore the latter' b term of office should be completed. He said that he never heard of the office of deputy mayor of a city. He said he wanted to fit the case to the present situation in New Haven, and urged the passage of an act that would provide against tiie repetition of such an occurrence. BEFORE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE Captain Ailing Wants More Court Messengers Mr. Carroll Appears. Hartford, April ll.-!aptain Arnon A. Ailing, of New Haven, appeared be fore the committee on the judiciary at the state eapRol to-day in favor of the bill providing for the appointment, by the judges of the supreme court of er rors, of three messengers, to hold office for a term of two years, at an annual salary of $1,500. The bill relates to messengers of the supreme courts of Hartford, Fairfield and New Haven counties, and defined the duties. Mr. Ailing explained that there was a deal of work attached to being messenger, especially in New Haven county, and said tiiere was considerable running er rands for judges and attorneys, besides having charge of the court room. At torney Charles E. Perkins, of Hart ford, appeared for the Hartford mes senger and said the increase in pay would tend to get better men. (Continued on Sixth Page.) Played Policeman and Burglar. New York, April 11. John Hoffman, fourteen years old, was shot and prob ably mortally wounded late to-day toy his chum, Urban Clark, fifteen, while the two t)cys were playing policeman and burglar at Clark's home in Brook lyn. Clark ras arrested and delivered into the custody of the Children's soci ety, and Hoffman was removed to a hospital. i Wife of Wealthy Chicago Man Suicides. Chicago, April 11. The dead body of Mrs. Sylvester T. Smith, wife of a wealthy retired railroad official, was found in Lake Michigan at the foot of Forty-seventh street to-day. Mrs. Smith is believed to have committed suicide by jumping into the lake while temporarily insane. Receiver for Auto Company. Boston, April 11. On petition of three Boston creditors, whoso claims aggre gate $1,300. udge Dodge in the United States district court to-day appoint ed Arthur J. Farnsworth as receiver of the Napier Motor Company of Am erica, manufacturers of automobiles. Mr. Farnsworth is vice president of the concern. GENERAL SATISFACTION . OVER TUFT'S DECISION BUSINESS INTERESTS IN CUBA PLEASED AT CONTINUED AMERICAN CONTROL. Only the English Colony Disappointed It Believes the Secretary's State ment Only Guarantees Good Business for a Little Over a Year At the End of This Time They Think It Will be Necessary to Retrench. Havana, April 11. Excepting among the English colony, where some disap pointment is guardedly expressed re garding Secretary Taft's statement, is sued last night, to the effect that no election to be held until a census of the island is taken, there Is every sign of general satisfaction with his re marks. The Englishmen say the sec retary's statement only guarantees good business for a little over a year, and that by the end of twelve months it will be necessary to retrench, owing to the uncertainty about the new gov ernment. It is plainly evident that English interests had 'desired a state ment guaranteeing a more permanent American occupation. Spanish commercial interests are pleased because they consider Secre tary Taft's statements concerning! tranquillity tantamount to an assur ance of American control for several years. ,- American commercial and banking in terests 'are more optimistic than the English. The Americans declare taat Mr. Taft's words mean ait least one year of continuous business, during which time political passions probably will die out. They believe the Cubans, recognizing the certainty of American Intervention if they do not keep the peace, will make a strong endeavor to do so. One thing responsible for the lack of enthusiasm on the part of the English residents Is toe question whether or not Cuba shall be obliged to pay for the damage done property during the last revolution. As the English inter ests suffered more In this direction than those of any other foreigners, this mat ter is considered by them to be grave. The departure of Secretary Taft per mitted the resumption to-day of rou tine government business, which iias been practically at a standstill since Mr. Taft's arrival last Sunday. BRIGGS AND COTE DRAW. Dave Holly Finds n Easy Mark in Jerry Gnlnes. The go at the New Haven theater last night between Jimmy Briggs and Arthur Cote went fifteen rounds to a draw, the decision being satisfactory to both the fighters and the spectators. About 1,500 witnessed the bout, and al though there was nothing sensational In It, the audience was treated to as fine an exhibition of in-flghttng as ever seen here. The men hit with one arm free and this allowed of many unex pected punches. Botlh men are clever. They have now fought three draws. The next big bout of the evening was between Jerry Gaines, of Cambridge port, and Dave Holly, of Philadelphia. It only went two rounds and part of the third. In the second Holly sneak ed in a vicious uppercut and Gaines fell to the floor Hke a log. He was pulled to his feet by Referee Crowley, of Hartford, and Just as Holly was going at him again the gong Bounded. In the third Holly rushed the fighting and Gaines became so groggy that the bout was stopped. The whole affair was easy for the shifty negro, who has stayed twenty rounds with Gans as a recommendation. He looks like a com er, although Gaines last night did not seem In the right conditions to test Holly's ability, . . Kid Murphy and Kid Bracelon, of this city, went on for the first prelim inary of six rounds. It lasted a min ute and a half, Bracelon being put out in that time. The exhibition was well managed and reflected credit on Messrs. Grady and Branch, tjie promoters. STANFORD WHITE'S PAINTINGS. Realize 920,272 at Auction Small Price for One of Gerome's. New York, April 11. Stanford White's modern paintings were sold at auction to-night by the American Art association and realized $20,272. A few well-known names, eucti as Inness, Hassam and Curran, brought high prices, but the paintings of other mas ters gold at low figures. "Correllle and Moliere, one of Ger ome's gold medal pictures, which sold in the A. T. Stewart sale years ago for $8,100, went to Edmund Holbrook to night for $1,600. This was. the record price of the evening's auction. Senator W. A. Clark, through an agent, purchased two pictures to add to his collection of impressionists "After the Bath," by Giuseppe Boldlnl, for $l,0SO, and "Fete in the Garden," by Adolph Montlcelli, for $1,300. William T. Evans paid $1,300 for a "Landscape" by Homer D. Martin. J. R. Andrews bought "Pegasus," by Albert P. Ryder, for $1,225. Mr. Evans took Thomas D. Dewing's "Summer Pastime" at $1,550. Paris Bakers' Strike Apparently Over. Paris, April 11. Everything indicates to-night that the strike of the bakers is, to all Intents and purposes, over. The city to-night wears Its usual as pect. The bakers held a second meet ing in the labor exchange at 10 o'clock, but there were fewer men present than at the morning meeting. This would soem to Indicate a general resumption ol work. SUIT FOR $10,000. Brought Against C. H. Hoadley, the AVaterbury Insurance Man. Waterbury, April 11. A suit for $10, 000 was to-day instituted against Charles E. Hoadley, whose accounts at the New England Mutual Life Insur ance company's local office are being investigated, by Mrs. Sarah M. Don aldson, superintendent of the South mayd Home from whom he borrowed some $7,000 a year ago without security. The insurance company was garnisheed in the same suit. Acting upon the orders of Mayor William E. Thorns, Superintendent of Police George M. Beach insisted upon the removal of Supernumerary Officer Leroy, who has been acting as guard of the body of Charles E. Hoadley, and another man, not In any way connected with the police department, went on duty in his place to-night. BOOKMAKER INSANE. Joseph llllmnn Being Brought East by Deputy Sheriff. San Francisco, April li Joseph U1I man, the well-known bookmaker, was taken east to-day as an Insane patient by Deputy Sheriff Whalen. Ullman came here recently as the financial backer of the San Carlos Opera compa ny, an'd was taken to a hospital short ly afetr his arrival. UMPIRE CRIES "PLAY BALL" NAT'L AND AMERICAN LEAGUES BEGIN CHAMPIONSHIPS. First Game In !Vcw York a Flzxle No Police en Hand Crowds Surge Onto Field and Contest is Forfeited to Philadelphia Philadelphia and Bos ton Americans Open With a Fonr-teen-Innlng Contest. New York, April 11. The first game of the season between the New York and Philadelphia National league teams was forfeited in Philadelphia, 9 to 0, to day, For some unexplained reason there were no police on the Polo grounds to-day, and the crowd surged on the field during the second half of the eighth Inning. The players were unable to continue, but Umpire Klem, Instead of Immediately calling the game and giving It to Philadelphia, waited until fifteen minutes had expired. Roundsman McLoughlln and three pa trolmen, In the meanwhile, came upon the grounds, but they were unable to do anything with the uimtiiy mob; , some of the members of which amU3ed them selves by throwing bottles, glasses and cushions In all directions. The rounds man told Roger Brcsnahan, of the local club, he had orders not to interfere with the crowd, and the demonstration turn ed Into a gnod natured Jollification. Soon UmpIi-6 Klem announced that he had forfeited the game to Philadelphia, The score was 3 to 0 fn favor of the visitors. Score: R.H.H. Now York .. .. 0000000 00 I 0 Philadelphia .. .. 1000110 0 3 11 1 Batteries MeGlnn1ty,Ames and Bres nnhan; Corrldo nnnd Jacklltsch, Time, 2:15 Umpiro, Klem. Chicago 6, St. I.ouls 1. Chicago, April 11. Nearly 10,000 peo ple braved the cold weather to witness the national league opening here to day. Mayor Dunne was present and "Cap." Anson tossed the first ball after having presented the Wal players with umbrellas, gifts from members of the Board of Trade. The champions won easily. Score: R.H.E. Chicago ....... 110 11101 -8 7 2 St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 4 3 Batteries Overall and Moran; From me, McGlynn and Marshall. Time, 1:40. Umpires, Johnstone and Carpenter, Cincinnati 4, rittsburg 8. Cincinnati, April 11. (National) Cincinnati won the opening game of the season to-day In the presence of about 10,000 shivering lovers of the sport. With Pittsburg one run ahead In the ninth the locals scored two tallies on (Continued on Fifth Page.) DELAY FOR RECOUNT BILL. Senator McCarren Blocks Measure Insists Thr.t He Wants n Hearing. Albany, April 11. governor Hugiies' bill providing for a recount of votes cast in the McClellan-Hearst election was blocked this morning In the senate judiciary committee by the tactics of Senator McCarren. When the bill came up for consideration Senator Page ask ed that it be reported. "But I want a hearing on it," inter posed McCarren. "When?" he was asked. But he had no date In mind, of course; his sole ob ject was to delay the bill. After some talk the committee decided to hold up the measure for McCarren, but Senator Page will insist upon a hearing before next Thursday. Harvard Team Goes South. Cambridge, Mass., April 11. The Harvard baseball team left on the an nual southern trip to-night. The play ers will go direct to Annapolis, Md., where they will engage in practice work until April 19. Two games will be played with the naval academy, April 17 and 18. No More Speculation In Futures.' Little Rock, Ark- April 11. The Toore-Heart-Sille bill which prohibits speculation in futures, and which, was passed by both legislative branches several weeks ago, was to-day signed iy Acting Governor Moore. HAD KNIFE AND WANTED TO SEE MR. CARNECIE AN INCIDENT DURING THE DEDI CATORY EXERCISES IN PITTSBURG. Man Arrested While Attempting to Enter Hotel Scheuley Weapon Hid den Beneath His Coat Sleeve Had 9201 on His Person Desired to Show Philanthropist a Patent for Milking Cons Announcement of Prlie Win ners in the International Art Ex hibition. Pittsburg, April 11. The formal ded ication exercises of the enlarge Insti tute of Pittsburg, valued at $6,000,000, and one of the most beautiful and complete institutes of its kind In the world, were brought to a close for the day with the announcement of the prize winners In the international art exhibition. Following are the successful paint ers, amount of awards and titles of pictures: First prize, gold medal and $1,500 Gaston La Touche, Paris, France, "The Bath." Second prize, silver medal and $1,000 Thomas Eaklns, Philadelphia, "Pro fessor Leslie W. Miller." Third prize, bronze medal and $500 Olga De Boznauska, Paris, portrait of a woman. i , , The following received honorable mention: 1 Lawton S. Parker, Chicago, portrait of an English girl. W. Granvllle-Smith, New York, "The Old Mill." ' Maurice Greiffenhagen, London, por trait of his wife. To-night the foreign and American guests attended a concert given in their honor by the Pittsburg orchestra. Tli e concert was the most brilliant In the history of the orchestra. Upon the Invitation of Director Paur and the orchestra committee Sir Edward Elgar, of London, conducted one of his own compositions. Ttie ceremonies to-day were marked with extreme simplicity. Addresses of International Importance were deliver ed by Theodore Von Moeller, minister of state, Germany; Paul Doumer, for mer speaker of the chamber of the French deputies; Andrew Carnegie; Baron D'Eatournelles de Constant, member of the senate, Paris, tfA Dr. John Rhys, principal of Jesus college, University of Oxford. Rev. Dr. E. S. Roberts, vice-chancellor of the Univer sity of Cambridge,' England,'- delivered- the Invocation. A letter of regret, from President Roosevelt was read by the secretary of the Institute. In his letter the presi dent praised Mr. Carnegie for the great gift to science, and education, During the exercises the president was referred to as "the great peace maker," and vociferous applause greet ed every mention of his name. Minister of State Von Moeller paid a tribute to Mr. Carnegie In his address, "The popular significance of the Carne gie Institute." The speaker dwelt at length on the achievements within the power of education and congratulated Pittsburg and Plttsburgers in their pos session of the great Institute. He said his presence here was as a' message of good will from the German emperor, German subjects and himself. In clos ing Minister von Moeller said Mr. Car negie's "benevolence was sublime" and eht Pittsburg Carnegie Institute one of the most wonderful buildings he had ever seen. The notable features of the exercises to-day was the parade of the European and Amerlcun guests from the Hotel Sehenley to the Institute, over a square away. The march began about 1:30, the route being along Forbes street to the east entrance of the building. The police protection was admirable as was shown a few mnutes before noon when Frederick Slagcl, 33 years old, of Los Angeles, Cal., was arrested while attempting to enter the Hotel Shenley with an open knife hidden be neath his coat sleeve. Slagel said he wanted to see Mr. Carnegie concerning a patent for milking cows. He had $2(l when arrested. The man's sanity will be investigated. The exercises will continue Friday and Saturday. Those of to-morrow will probably be of the greatest Importance as the distinguished foreign and Amer ican guests will discuss international pesee. Preceding this feature, however, addresses from universities, , colleges and kindred Institutions will be deliv ered. The Carnegie Technical schools will be inspected and the ladles of the party will be entertained at tea in hon or of Mrs. Carnegie. In the evening a banquet will be given by the trustees In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Car neslc. Wants 9100,000 as Receiver. Boston, April 11. The sum of $100,000 Is asked for by George Wharton Pep per, of Philadelphia, for services as re ceiver of the Bay State Gas company, of Delaware, .In a petition which Mr. Pepper filed to-day In the United States circuit court. Mr. Pepper's services as receiver began in June, 1903. His pe tition was taken under advisement. Six New Directors Chosen. New Britain, April 11. The incorpor ators of the Savings Bank of New Brit ain elected six new directors this aft ernoon, as follows: Charles H. Jarvis, Lucyan Bojnowski, John A. Anderson, Thomas H. Brady, Charles F. Smith and George W. Traut. Life Sentence for Kidnapping. Trenton, N. J., April ll.-The state senate to-night passed a bill imposing ' a life sentence for kiinapping. D. O MILLS RESIGNS. E. H. Harrlman Re-elected President of Southern Pacific. ' New York, April 11. The resignation of D. O. Mills, the capitalist, as direct or of the Southern Pacific company, and of the Erie Railroad company, was announced to-day. At Mr. Mills office It was said that Mr. Mills has been 111 with the grip for two weeks, and that he simply desires to be relieved of some of his directorships. His son, Ogden Mills, retains his directorship in the Southern Pacific company. W. Bayard Cutting of New York was elected a director of the Southern Pa cific company to succeed Mr. Mills'. Directors of the Southern company to-day, re-elected E. H. Harrlman president, and all the other officers of the company. SHOULD MAKE WAY FOR BRYAN. Opinion of. Missouri Honse Concerning President Roosevelt. Jefferson City, Mo., April 11. In the Missouri house to-day a resolution en dorsing President (Roosevelt on his stand against unprincipled manipula tion of wealth, was Introduced and ta bled after It had been amended to read readthat it was the sense of the rer publican members that Roosevelt should run for president again. A resolution lauding W, J. Bryan, and declaring that vRoosevelt should retire to make way for Bryan was adopted, CROMER TO LEAYE EGYPT BRITAIN'S GREAT PL ENIPO TEN' IIARY ON NILE, RESIGNS. Most Unexpected Announcement Made to Parliament Foreign Secretary Grey and ex-Premier Balfour Speak With Deep Emotion of Lord Cromer's Unexampled Services to the Empire Sir Eldon Gorst to Succeeed Him. Londqn, April 11. Foreign Secretary Grey made the most unexpected an nouncement In parliament to-day that Lord Cromer, Great Britain's great plenipotentiary on the Nile, had resign ed. It had been known for some time toat the health of Lord Cromer, wno has been British agent and consul-general In Egypt since 1883, was affected, but there was no Idea, when he issued his "voluminous report on thef progress of the administrative departments of the Egyptian government early this month, that his retirement was im pending. ' s Secretary Grey, In making the an nouncement, and ex-Premier Balfour, who followed Mm, spoke with deep emotion of Lord Cromer's unexampled services to the empire, and voiced the nation's regret at his leaving his post during such a Sifflculit period, the for eign secretary declaring that It was the greatest personal loss the public service of the country could suffer. The retirement of Lord Cromer will Involve no ohange in British policy with regard to Egypt. Tills was ex plicitly stated by Secretary Grey. ' Sir Eldon Gorst was appointed to succeed to the post in Egypt oh the advice of Lord Cromer,' whose complete confidence he possessed. He takes up a difficult tcsk, but will assume the work with the full approval of official circles both In Londan and Cairo. Sir Eldon had twenty years' experience in Egypt, first in the diplomatic service and afterwards, from 1890 until 1904, in the service of the Egyptian govern ment. He had charge, suesesslvely, of nearly all tiie great administrative de partments and had close pensonl rela tions with Lord Cromer. MRS. VAN CLAUSSON INCENSED. Declares Herself Shamefully Treated by Roosevelt Administration. Washington, April 11. Mrs. Ida Van Clausson, who has been here several days endeavoring to see President Roosevelt regarding her controversy with the American minister to Sweden, Mr. Graves, growing out of Mr. Graves' refusal to present her to the royal court at Stockholm, left for New York city to night. . . Before her departure sh egave out a statement in which she said that she had "no chance of redress at the hands of President Roosevelt or the state de partment," and that she "would pursue the Issue to the end." Her statement criticises President Roos3velt for denying her an audience and asks if that was "a square deal." She says she has been shamefully treat ed by the Roosevelt administration and that the reopening of the case by the state department, while a moral victory for her, "Is intended to deceive me into non-action." She alleges the state de partment is protecting the president, In the matter and adds: "I regard my treatment here as a farce and an out rage." Aldrlch's Will Probated. Boston, April 11. The will of Thorn as Bailey Aldrtch, leaving his estate to the widow, Mrs. Mary E. Aldrich, was admitted to probate In the Suffolk county court to-day. The testator left real estate estimated at $35,000 and personal property amounting, to $150, 000. Suicide at the Falls. Niagara Falls, N. Y., April 11. An unknown man about six feet tall, with dark moustache was seen to jump Into the rapids from Goat Island bridge at 10 o'clock to-night. He was carried aver the American falls. METHODIST CONFERENCE WEN OVER TO REPORTS DR. W. L. DAVIDSON SPEAKS FOR A UNIVERSITY IN WASHINGTON. Rev. George P. Main, of the Methodist Book Concern, States That the In dustry Is Now Paying Five Per Cent, on an Investment o 93,000,000 An niversary Services of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society Confer-, ence Largely Attended. Bridgeport, April 11. The sessions oi the New York East Methodist Episcopal conference were given over to-day to the presentation of various reports, an address by Dr. W. L. Davidson In be half of the establishment by the Meth odist Episcopal church of a university at Washington, D. C, the anniversary of the women's Foreign Missionary so ciety and in the evening the anniverea ry of the board of education. An interesting report was presented by Rev. George P. Main of the Metho dist Book concern. He said that the concern was now paying 6 per cent, on an Investment of $3,000,000. The New York East conference received as ' its share of the profits for the last year $:, 687, which was a gain of $495 over the previous year. Rev. John E. Adams, presiding elder of the New York district made verbal reports of material gains as a result of revivals in New York city, a reduction of debts in various places, increase In salaries and a num ber of legacies. Dr. Davidson, secretary of the Amer ican university, which has two build ings propected for Washington, D. C, made a plea for the support of the uni versity, at Washington of Methodists throughout the country. He said it would be a credit to the nation, as well as to Methodism. Many young men, de clared the speaker, came to this coun try from the countries of Europe to universities in the United States, and generally they went to Washington. It was too bad that there was not an in stitution of learning there. He also re ferred, to the Methodist ' Episcopal church north, and the church south, saying that there were less students from the southern states attending Yale and Harvard in proportion to the size of the student bodies than prior to the civil , war. Southern young men have done much to build up the university of Chicago. , ' 1 "I appeal," he said, "to you to cement the two churches which have remained apart since the war by Cementing them together at this gate by a university : that will be symbolic of'the greatness of this nation." Presiding Elder J. & Chadwick of the Brooklyn south district, read hia an- nual report which showed remarkable growth In the churches under his Juris diction. , '".'. This afternoon the attendance at the anniversary services of the Women's Foreign Missionary society, Mrs, Wil liam N. .Rice of Mlddletown, presided. Rev. B. P. Raymond, Mrs. Z. P. Denier, and Mrs. William Anderson read re ports and the reports of the secretaries and treasurer showed an Increase in membership, revenues and an extension of the work. Rev. Dr. R. C. Stunt, field secretary of the Foreign Mission Board, made an address explaining the work of the board. The education board held Its anniver sary to-night. Rev. George B. Reed pre sided and Rev. Dr. M.-C. B. Mason, sec. retary of the education board, made an address. - ; .' . . tAll of to-day's meeting were largely attended owing to the pleasant turn ofi the weather. FIFTEEN KILLED, TWENTY HURT Wreck of Canadian Pacific Passenger Train in Ontario. Fort William, Ont., April 11. Fifteen persons were killed and twenty Injur ed In the wreck of a Canadian Pacifla passenger train last night near Chap leau, 300 miles east of here. The train was thrown from the track by a brok en rail, and plunged 3own an embank ment into a small) lake. Some of the Injured passengers were pinned in the wreckage and slowly burned to death, while others met death In more merci ful form in the waters of the lake. When the train struck the broken rail five touris tears near the middle of the train broke loose and rolled down the embankment. One of the cars was stopped closer to the shore and were only partly covered with water. The ' latter caught fire, and the passengers imprisoned in a mass of wreckago were burned to death. CARRY STATUES OF SAINTS. 50,000 People of Naples Parade on An niversary of Vesuvius' Eruption, Naples, ApMl 11. This being the first anniversary of the great, eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, the people of Naples to the number of 50,000, formed in pro cession to-day and with statues of saints, banners and lighted candles, marched through the streets chanting prayers of thanksgiving. They recall ed their narrow escapes when a year' ago to-day, Naples was covered with ashes and shaken by the catastrophe of Vesuvius, while the people dwelt in the fear of a catastrophe such as buriel Pompeii and Herculaneum. Many vo tive offerings were hung to-day on shrines to Saint Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, in toiten of thanks for She savins of life.