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-rvrc-w - - .-- Vol lxxi no too price two cents. NEW HAVEN, CONN., MONDAT APRIL 35 1907 THE CABEINGTON PUBLISHING CO. PRELUDE TO PEACE MEETING Great Audience Assembles at Carnegie Hall and Thousands are Una ble to Gain Ad mission. OVERFLOW GATHERING HELD BROADWAY TABERNACLE IS TROWN OPEN FOR THIS. Police Reserves Called Upon to Hold in Line the Crowds That Blocked the Nearby Streets Andrew Carnegie, Delayed by n Late Train, Fnlls to Reach the Hall Until Meeting; Is Well Under Way Unable to Reach Plat form Through the Throng, He Con tents Himself AVIth n Box Bishop Potter Presides In His Absence Address By Bishop Farley Read By Mgr. Lavelle Rabbi Hlrsch Speaks President's Message Not Rend. New York, April 14. A choral ser vice, a fitting prelude to the first na tional arbitration and peace congress which is to be opened in the same building to-morrow, was held at Car negie hall to-night, and if numbers and enthusiasm count for anything the pro moters of the peace movement must have been gratified. The public had been invited and came in such numbers that it was necessary to call upon the police reserves to hold in line the thousands that blocked the near-by streets. Probably five thou sand persons gained admittance, while thousands were turned away for lack of room. Of these latter the more for tunate secured seats at an overflow meeting in the Broadway Tabernacle. . Andrew Carnegie was expected to preside at the Carnegie hall meeting, but, returning from Pittsburg on a de layed train, he failed to reach the hall until the meeting was well under way and when once Inside the place he was unable to make his way through the throng to the platform, and contented himself with a place in a box. In his absence Bishop Henry C. Potter pre sided. Around the back and sides of the stage, on which were the speakers and the ' three hundred singers of the Ora torio society, was draped a great white curtain dotted with golden stars. lAround it were grouped American ban ners, flags and emblems, with white (banners at the center bearing the leg end of the peace fraternity, "Peace for all nations." Over this the word "Peace" flared In bright electric bulbs. After several selections by the Ora torio society, accompanied by the full orchestra led by Frank Damroseh, the great audience rose and sang the hymn written by D. C. Roberts, "God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand Leads Forth In Beauty All the Starry Band." It had been expected that a peace message from President Ropsevelt would be read to-night, but no mention of the message was made. Arcfcfcishop John M. Farley, who was to have been one of the speakers, was detained in Washington and his pre pared address was read by Mgr. J. M. J. Lavelle, of St. Patrick's cathedral. 'The archbishop has neither been lost nor has he forgotten," said Mgr.' La velle, "but business in connection with e the meeting of the American archblsh- ops in Washington has detained him, and he has sent his message on to me to read to you as his vicar and repre sentative, with his greetings, compli ments and regrets, with his hearty hope end prayer for toe success of this and all similar efforts toward peace. So I am here to ratte around In his shoes as best I may in telling how he trusts that this gathering may have the ef fect of strengthening the arms and use fulness of The Hague tribunal and as suring the peace of the world." Mgr. Lavelle went on to say for him self that he could hope for peace, and he would mention an incident he had Just been discussing with Bishop Pot ter. It was of a war device, invented by a Frenchman, wheh the nventor de clared could wipe out 250,000 men irr fifteen minutes. The inventor sold the device to the German government after the French government had declined it. "I understand," said the rector of St. Patrick's, "that the invention was a failure. But perhaps it might not have been so bad for the cause of peace had it succeeded. For there are, as I see it, three ways to peace. One of them is toy arbitration, wherein men give them selves to a competent tribunal like The Hague tribunal. Another is that set forth by Tennyson in Locksley hall, wherein he describes the federation of the world with war drums muffled. "There is a third means, and I think It might be the surest. With it might come the day when war would become an absolute impossibility. That would be when each nation would have a weapon such as the Frenchman devis ed. Then the weakliest nation 'would be as strong as the strongest, and the robber nations would be cowed before the weak through strong nations strong through their 'wonderful power. Continued on Seventh Page.) UNIQUE CAUSE OF VEATU. Girl Dies Between Telephone and Elec tric Light Switch. Marlboro, Mass., April 14. Medical Examiner E. G. Hoitt decided to-day that a shock of electricity caused the death of Miss Anna W. Greenwood, who was found dead last evening sit ting beside a telephone instrument at her home. Contact made by the young woman's body with telephone and elec tric light circuits as she was in the act of taking up the telephone receiver and turning an electric light switch is be lieved to have brought about the acci dent. The medical examiner said that he did not allege negligence on the part of either the telephone or electric light company, but that the happening was an unfortunate one, the responsibility for which had not been fixed. An au topsy will be held to-morrow. KILLED BY SISTER'S FIANCE. Fatal Trouble Over Girl's Refusnl to Set Wedding Day. Philadelphia, lApril 14. Alfred Ravel lo, aged twenty-three years, was shot and instantly killed at his home here to-night by Joseph Dalrego, his sister's flance. Dalrego, it appears, had secur ed a license to marry his sister Miss tRavello, who is but eighteen years old. He went to the house to-night and tried to Induce her to agree to have an early wedding. She would not set the day. Alfred Ravello joined "in the conversa tino and said if he had the say In the matter, his sister should not marry. Dalrego, In a rage, fired three shots from a revolver at Miss Ravello. The bullets went wild and the girl fled. Her brother tried to grapple with Dalrego and was shot through the heart. Dalre go was captured by the father of the bov. ANOTHER FRUITLESS SEAM i SO TRACE OF MARVIN CHILD IS STRATFORD. Avon Park Gone Over by Dr. Marvin's Brother-ln-Law from Providence and Three Bridgeport Policemen, Gnldrd by a Youth, Who Was Cer tain of Being on the Right Track. Bridgeport, April 14. Granville S. Standish, of Providence, R. I., with three members of the police depart ment, under the guidance of Percy Dar ling, a fifteen year old boy, made a search about Avon Park, in Stratford, to-day, hunting for the kidnapped Mar vin boy of Dover, Del. It was another of those many fruitless searches and clues that have been followed since the kidnapping. On Monday last Julia Dorkln, a twelve year old girl, who lives with her parents on Stratford avenue, this city, saw a poorly dressed Italian on a Stratford trolley car, holding in his lap a fair-haired boy about four years old. She was so Impress! with the sight that she ran into the house with breathless haste and told her parents that she had seen the missing Marvin boy. The story was printed In a local paper and Percy Darling was so in terested that he interviewed Julia and got a first hand 'description of the It alian and the boy. He says that he, himself, saw a fair-haired boy playing with some children near Avon Park last Tuesday. Since that time Percy has been playing sleuth and has spent most of his time about Avon Park. Darling at last became so enthusias tic over the matter that he sent a des patch to Dr. Horace Marvin In Dover, Del., that he "had the captor in a box." Dr. Marvin asked his brother-in-law, Mr. Standish, of Providence, to Invests gate the Bridgeport story. Mr. Stan dish arrived here this afternoon and went direct to police headquarters and asked for policemen to assist him in the search. The search was made at Avon Park and vicinity but no trace of the mis sing child was found. Mr. Standish went back to Providence to-night, sat isfied that the scent was a false one. The local detectives, however, will con tinue on the case till they are satis fied whether there is anything in the little Dorkln girl's story. STASD OF THREE rOWERS. Germany, Austria and Russia Not to Oppose Limitation Discussion. Rome, April 14. From the exchange of official communications between them it is apparent that Germany, Austria and Russia are unanimous concerning the question of the limita tion of armaments at The Hague con ference, and that they will permit of a discussion of the question but not par ticipate in it, not considering the pro position a practical one. ' . Italy has chosen as her representa tive at The Hague, Count Tornielll, ambassador to France, Deputy Pomply, Under-Secretary of State for foreign affairs and the Duke of Cavello, min ister at The Hague, all as plenipoten tiaries and General Robilant and Ad miral Callandri as technical delegates. She is not likely to have a law dele gate, both Count Tornielll and Signor A. Pomplly 'being experts in law. Practitioner Fifty Tears. Greenwich, April 14. Dr. Ralph J. Griswold of this town will observe to morrow the fiftieth anniversary of his establishment of a practice in medi cine here. Trooper Killed in Havana. Havana, April 14. Private Harry C. Collins, Eleventh cavalry, was killed this afternoon by being thrown from his horse. POPE WILL PROTEST TO DENOUNCE THE ATTITUDE OF FRANCE AT CONSISTORY TO-DAY. Especial Stress to Be Laid on Seizure of Documents at Papal Nuneiuture In Paris A Denial That Vntlcan Is to Issue a White Book In Auswer to Publication of Seized Documents American Huthenlan Catholics Grant ed a Bishop. Rome, April 14. In his allocution at to-morrow's consistory Pope Pius will devote an important passage to the conflict between France and the Vati can. It will be In protest against the conditions made for the churches and the methods of the French government and adopted all through the country, especially with regard to the seizure of the documents in the papal nunciature and their publication. The Vatican denies that It Intends to publish a white book in answer to the publication of the documents of Mgr. Montagnini. The congregation of the propaganda has decided to grant the claims of the Ruthenian Catholics in the United States for the appointment of a bishop, and has named Stephen Setere Ertyn sky, who is a member of the Ruthenian order of Basllians, as titular bishop of Daulis (Greece), with the mission to assist the Ruthenian Catholics through out the United States. His nomination will be announced at to-morrow's con sistory. It is expected this concession will re vive the claims of the Poles in Amer ica, who for years have desired their own bishops, but whose requests have been denied. Pope Pius having named Monsignor Lualdi, who will b4 made a cardinal to morrow, as titular archbishop of the Church of St. Gregory, which has al ways been reserved for an English car dinal, it is believed that the Rt. Rev. Francis Bourne, archbishop of West minster, is not likely soon to be given the red hat. CITY OF MEXICO SHAKEN. Earthquake Lasting Four and a Hnlf Minutes People Terrlllcd. City of Mexico, April 14. An earth quake lasting four and a half minutes startled the city to-night. The earth rocked in a long swinging motion ter rifying the Inhabitants but doing no damage so far as can be learned at this city. Clocks in the city stopped at 11:34 (Mexican time), which Is 36 minutes slower than American time, and the perceptible motion of the earth ceased at 11:38 1-2. Telegraph wires were put out of commission and for a short time the city was in darkness owing to the failure of the electric lights. 1 One wall of the Associated Press office was cracked from floor to celling. The asphalt on a paved corner on Cinco de Mayo street, one of the prin cipal streets of the city was cracked open for a distance of ten yards. The shocks were the heaviest here in years. People are thronging the streets many having fled from their houses and dwellings in their night robes. DAMAGE IN TRUCKING BELT. Fear That Cold Has Greatly Injured Strawberries nnd Vegetables. Wilmington, N. C, April 14. It Is be lieved that great damage has been done to strawberries and vegetables in the Wilmington trucking belt by the contin ued cold of the past two nights. To day the minimum temperature was but four degrees above freezing and even more severe weather is predicted. Snow Is reported within forty miles of Wilmington. Birmingham, April 14. Heavy frost was general throughout North Alaba ma to-day. Reports from Huntsville says there was ice and that all vege tables, early strawberries and much, of the fruit were killed. The thermome ter registered 27 in Decatur, and all crops in that section are ruined. In Birmingham the frost was as heavy as ever seen here in midwinter. SHOOT1XG PROVES FATAL. Pittsburg Man, Who Shot , Himself While in Theater Box, Succumbs. Pittsburg, April 14. Robert M. Crowe, a nephew of H. C. M. Eldowny, presi dent of the Union Trust cohpany of this city, who shot himself in the. abdomen while in a box watching a performance at a local theater last Wednesday aft ernoon, died at a hospital to-day. Crowe was twenty-three years old, and a member of a prominent family. The shooting, which almost caused a panic in the theater, is attributed to financial difficulties. New Britain Church Dedicated. New Britain, April 14. The First Congregational church chapel, which has just been completed at a cost of $15,000, will be dedicated next Thursday. NATAL CADETS PLEASED. Satisfaction Over Permission to Enter Crew at Poughkeepsie Races. Annapolis, Md., April 14. The an nouncement that Secretary of t,he Navy Metcalf has consented to the entering of a crew of midshipmen in the intercol legiate rowing races at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 26, is received with a great deal of satisfaction at the naval acad emy. It was feared that, even if the consent of the secretary of the navy to the making of the trip were obtained, financial difficulties might be encounter ed which could not be overcome. It is understood, however, that persons in terested in the naval academy oarsmen have come forward with offers that make this portion of the trip to Pough keepsie easy. D. A. R. CONVENTION. Hundreds of Delegates from All Sec tions in Washington. Washington. April 14. Hundreds of delegates from every section of the country have arrived In Washington, lor the annual convention of the Daughters of the American Revolu tion which wlli convene at Contintental Hall In this city to-morrow. Mrs. Don ald McLean, the president general has established headquarters and is wel coming the incoming delegates. Dele gates will be present from every state in the union and foreign countries. CONFERENCE SERVICES ARE LARGELY ATTENDED PRINCIPAL SERMON BY BISHOP DANIEL A. GOODSELL. Says the Tendency of American Peo ple at the Present Time Is Toward Exaggeration No Snow Storms Any More, They Are All Bllxxards Loss . of Life In Railroad Wreck May Be Awful and a Girl May Be AwfuLy Pretty Fanny Crosshy, the Blind Hymn Write, Present. Bridgeport, April 14. A sermon by Bishop Daniel A. Goodsell, presiding over the sessions of the New York East Methtflist Episcopal conference being held here at tho First M. E. church, an ordination service at Wash ington Park M. E. church, services un der tho auspices of the Young Men's Christian association ' and tin evening missionary service wi'h - Rev. F. W. Hannan of Brooklyn, N: Y. as preach er, filled out the day for the conference attendants. The pleasant weather brought out large gatherings at all the services. Bishop Goodsell took as his text Col. 1:27: "Which mystery Is Christ in you, the hope or glory." He began by say ing that the common acceptance of the word "mystery is something the origin of which, the movement of which and the cause of which we do not under stand. The New Testament uses it In the sense applied to Christ, "Christ a mystery even to his mother." She, said the preacher, could not under stand him and being human was un able to comprehend him because he was inspired with divinity. He spoke of the development of Christ's life, of how Judas kissed him on the lips, of how "Christ could have swept him In to eternity with a breath," yet ac cepted the kiss which meant his be trayal. The significance of the var ious miracles wrought by Christ had for the present day a spiritual signi ficance and could be repeated in the spiritual transformations and attitudes of men to-day. He referred to heredity and to illustrate his point cited the In cident of Bishop Phillip Brooks, who said that he could not find a resem blance between himself and contempor aneous members of his family but did one day come across a group picture of ancestors, and among them saw a great-aunt, whom he resemble!. So, said Bishop Goodsell, men are supposed also to resemble spiritually their an cestors. (Continued on Fifth Pasi) DENIED BY DES PLANCHES. Italian Ambassador Did Not Comment on Carnegie's Speech. Washington, April 14. Baron Mayor des Planches, the Italian ambassador, to-day requested the Associated Press to deny in the most emphatic way that he had made any comment on the speech of Mr. Carnegie at Pittsburg Thursday or that he had expressed him self in any way about German arma ments and the peace conference. STAGE COACH ROBBED. "Kid" Curry Gang Reported to Have Got ?as,ooo. Malta, Mont., April 14. Word has Just 'been received of a hold-up of a stage, presumably by the "Kid" Curry gang. $28,000 reported stolen. No Prospect of Settlement. New Britain, April 14. There appear ed to-night to be no prospect of an Im mediate settlement of the plumbers' strike. It Is stated that unless toe dif ferences are harmonized this week an attempt to bring in new men will be made by the master plumbers. Brick Company's Barns Burned. Hartford, April 14. Three large barns at Wilson, belonging to the Wilson Brick company, were burned to-night. Of eighteen horses quartered there all but one were saved. The loss is placed at about $2,0(10. The cause of the fire is not known. JAS. H. ECKELS FOUND DEM BY HIS BUTLER FORMER COMPTROLLER OF CUR RENCY PASSES AWAY IN HIS SLEEP. End Comes on Eve of Breakfast Party Post Mortem Examination Held Cause of Death Given as Organic Heart Disense Mrs. Eckels at Pres ent In Paris, Where Her Daughter Is Attending School Deceased Promin ent as Gold Standard Democrat. Chicago, April 14. James H. Eckels, president of the Commercial National bank and formerly comptroller of the currency, died at his home to-day of heart disease. Death occurred appar ently while he was asleep. The fact that he was dead was dis covered by his butler, Frank Evans, who entered Mr. Eckels' room to an swer a telephone ring that had contin- 1 ued ror some time. Evans round Mr. Eckels apparently asleep. The butler called to him and, getting no response, sought to arouse him, only to find that he was dead. Dr: F. B. Churchill, who j was summoned, said that Mr. Eckels j had been dead for several hours. ( Mrs. Eckels and her daughter Phoebe, eighteen years old, are In Parl3, where i the latter is attending school. They j have been abroad since last fall and ; planned to return to Chicago within a few weeks. They were at once com- municated with by cable. It Is under- stood that they will sail from France for New York to-morrow. The death of Mr. Eckels came on the eve of a breakfast party which he had planned for a number of friends and relatives. A post-mortem examination was held and a statement was Issued giving the cause of death as organic heart disease. The funeral will be held Tuesday aft ernoon at the Fourth- Presbyterian church. Rev. William R. Notman will deliver the oration. The body will be placed In a vault until the return of Mrs. Eckels and daughter, when a pri vate funeral will be held, Mr. Eckels was a stockholder and was prominent In the management of several concerns, among them being the Hewitt Manufacturing company, the Union Traction company, the Feather stone Foundry and Machine company, the Chicago Real Estate Trust associ ation, the Allis-Chalmers company, the American and British Security Compa ny, the Bankers' Trust company of New York and the First National bank of Baltimore. He was a member of the leading clubs of Chicago and of various clubs In the east. James Herron Eckels was born at i Princeton, III., on November 22; 1858, and most of his life was spent In Illi nois. He got ha early education in the schools of Princeton. He was graduat ed from the Albany (N. Y.) Law school In 1890. He practiced law at Ottawa, Ills., until appointed by President Cleveland to the post of comptroller of the currency In 1893. Mr. Eckels, dur ing the agitation of the currency ques tion, became prominent as an advocate of the gold standard. Always a demo crat, he became affiliated in 1896 with the gold standard democrats. He re tained the office of comptroller of the currency until the end of President Cleveland's term In 1897, when he be came president of the Commercial Na tional bunk of Chicago. BISHOP IlRyER VEHEMENT. Enough Innocent Negro Blood Spilled to Drown Congress. Atlanta, Ga., April 14. At a mass meeting to-day designed to bring about a better understanding between the races, the principal address was made by Bishop H. M. Turner, of the Meth odist Episcopal church. Bishop Turner made a bitter attack on the courts and the legislature, declaring negroes have been discriminated against. He paid his respects to the nation, the supreme court, the president and the Senator Tillman, ending with words of praise for former Governor Norther. "There has been enough Innocent ne gro blood spilled," he shouted, "to drown congress, the supreme court and the president." The meeting was attended by both races, negroes being largely In the ma jority. T AFT AT SAN JUAN. Escorted to the City's Entrance by BaUnllou of Marines. San Juan, Porto Rico, April 14. Sec retary of War Taft and his party ar rived at noon to-day on board the gov ernment yacht Mayflower. Governor Becknmn Winlhrop and Secretary of Porto Rico Regis Post, went aboard to greet the secretary. The yacht was taken the naval station landing, where it was met by the naval officers here. After formal exercises Secretary Taft was escorted by a battalion of ma rines to the city entrance where Lieu tenant Colonel Dalley, of the Porto Ri can regiment and staff, awaited hmi. Under escort of the regiment the sec retary, who was in a carriage with Goverrfor Winthrop, was driven to the Palace, where, from the balcony, he reviewed the troops. After the review an informal reception was held and prominent citizens and Journalists cal led on the secretary. Mr. Taft is the sixth cabinet officer to visit the island since it was occupied by thef Ameri cans. Messrs. Alger, Payne, Moody, Root and Metcalf preceding him.. Grandmother of C. H. Mackay Dead. Rome, April 14. Mrs. Hungerford, grandmother of Clarence H. Mackay, Jied here to-day. SCIENTISTS' ANNUAL MEETING Members of National Academy Will Assemble To-morrow. Washington, April 14. The National Academy of Sciences with its mem bership of ninety-seven scientists, will hold Its annual meetings in the United States National Museum and Smith sonian Institute beginning Tuesday and continuing until Thursday or Friday. j The morlng sessions are to be devoted to the business of the association and j the afternoon sessions to public dis cussions of scientific topics, which is considered the appropriate ' time for members to announce the new discov eries in any branch of science. Professor Alexander Agassiz, of Har vard, who has for several years serve'i as president of the organization has announced his Intention to retire from that position. There are nineteeen scientific papers so far on the pro gramme. UNFORTUNATE RESEMBLANCE. Actor Heath Thrice Arrested as Charles A. Jardenson. New York, April 14. Donald T. Heath, the actor, who was arrested last night because he resembled another ac- tor, Charles A. Jardensen, who Is wanted in Chicago on a charge of grand larceny, was to-day paroled on his own recognizance until next Sunday, The magistrate before whom Heath was arraigned said that the actor did not resemble the man wanted, except that he had the misfortune to be about the same height. Heath, who Is playing here with the "in New York Town" company, did not take his arrest kindly. He told the magistrate that he had been arrested three times on suspicion that he was Jardensen. He was first arrested in Pittsburg and then In Cleveland. SIGNIFICANCE OF ARBORDAY PRESIDE V T ADDRESSES MESSA GE TO SCHOOL CHILDREN. ; Tells Them They Should Celebrate the Event Thoughtfully Within Their Life Time the Nation's Need of Trees Will Become Serious Value of Forestry Deserves to Be Taught In the Schools. Washington, April 14. President Roosevelt has addressed to the school children of the United States a mes sage of the significance of Arbor day, which during the month of April is cel ebrated In many of the state. He says to them It is well (hat they should cel ebrate the day thoughtfully, and that when they help to preserve our forests or to plant new ones they are acting the part of good citizens. The message is as follows: "To the School Children of the United States: "Arbor day (which means simply 'Tree Day'), is now observed In every state In our Union and mainly in the schools. At various times from Janu ary to December, but chiefly in this month of April, you give a day, or part of a day, to special exercises, and per haps to actual tree planting, in recog nition of the Importance of trees to us as a nation, and of what they yield in adornment, comfort and useful prod ucts to the communities in which you live. "It is well that you should celebrate your Arbor day thoughtfully, for with in your lifetime the nation's need of trees will become serious. We of an older generation can get along 'with what we have, though with growing hardship, but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and be cause of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted. "For the nation, as for the man or woman and the boy or girl, the road to success is the right use of what we have and the improvement of present (Continued on Fifth Page,) DAXBURY BRANCH BLOCKED. Passengers Have to Be Transferred Aronnd a Wreck Danbury, tApril 14. By the derailing of an engine on the Danbury branch of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad to-day traffic has been blocked throughout the day, in the case of passenger trains, transfers around the wreck having had to be made. Several tons of Sunday papers had to be removed In wagons. The wrecker has been at work and it is ex pected to get the tracks cleared by morning. The engine left the rails while rounding a curse and became em bedded in the sand. No rolling stock was damaged and no one was hurt. EXPELLED FROM PARIS. Police Order Out Sutton, the American Bllliardist. Paris, April 14. The police have is sued an expulsion order under the pre vention of gambling law against George Sutton, the American billiard player, who recently ran a school for billiards here. A delay in expulsion of forty eight hours has been accorded him. Body of Aged Veteran Found. Blasgow, April 14. The body of Ran son Colgrove, an old soldier, fisherman and trapper, aged seventy years, who lived near Voluntown, was found be neath a stone wall to-day about BOO feet from the Glasgow Mill pond. He had not been seen since March 13 when ne leit nis woric to iook atter some traps which he had set. BRYAN SPEAKS TWICE IN NATIONAL CAPITAL ADDRESSES UNION VETERAN EN CAMPMENT AND Y. M. C. A. GATHERING. "Abraham Lincoln" and the "Prince of Peace' His Subjects Praises Col leges and Churches Which Have De clined to Accept Money from Wealthy Men, "Who Have Gained Their Riches by Dishonest Methods" An Evidence of the Growth of a Moral Sentiment. Washington, April 14. - "For mo than a century our nation has been tha greatest of world powers," declared Wil liam J. Bryan to-night In an address "Abraham Lincoln" at' a meeting held under the auspices of the Union ' Veteran Legion encampment. No. n. to commemorate the forty-second anni versary of the death of the great eman cipator. He reviewed the country's pro. gress since tthet civil war and declared the reunited country was only a fulfil ment of the dream of President Lincoln. Mr. Bryan paid the highest tribute to Lincoln as a man, orator and states man. "Lincoln's heart." he said. "link. ed him forever with tha nd to-dai his life should be the great-1 est Inspiration to every young man." He said the nation's greatest asset is Its schools and colleges where the raw material is turned Into the finished product of the best citizenship in tha worm. General John C. Black, chairman of the United States civil service sion and past commander-in-chief of the u. A. fi., was permanent chairman c tne meeting. "The Volunteer Soldier" as the subject of an address by for. ' mer United States Senator John M. Thurston, of Nebraska. The nroarrnm included patriotic songs and music. Mr. 'Bryan also addressed the Sunday school of the First Presbyterian church early to-day. Mr. Bryan addressed nearly 2.000 ner. sons at the new National theater in the afternoon.' He spoke under the aus pices of he Young Men's Christian as sociation and took for his subject "The Prince of Peace." Mr. Bryan conclud ed with praise for the colleges and churches that have declined to accept, money, from wealthy men. "who hn.va- gained their riches by dishonest meth ods." , "One of our rich men." he said, "has reached a point where he some times finds difficulty to find people to take his money and that I regard as the best evidence of the growth of a moral ; sentiment In this country. It means! something when a great church pauses, nesitates, refuses to accept the money until it knows how it was made. I believe the time will come when churches and colleees will refuse to go into partnership in the spending of money immorally made. The influence of that public oninion will be n rinwer- ful factor in the restoring of righteous ness. These great institutions should say to a rran 'You did not make vnur money honestly; we will not share the odium with you!'" A reception was tendered Mr. Bryan after his address to-night jtfter which he left for New York to attend th peace congress. FOR STATE LIFE INSURANCE. Florida's Governor Sends Special Bles-t sage to Legislature To-day. Tallahassee, Fla., April 14.-Governor Broward will to-morrow send a special message to the legislature advocating state life insurance. He 'will treat the . matter enhaustively to demonstrate that the enterprise would be profitable to the 'people by showing that foreign insurance companies have returned in losses paid less than five millions and have received upwards of thirteen mil. lions of dollars in premiums during tha past thirteen years, and that the south alone pays northern companies $50,000,. 000 per annum. It will toe., suggested that the management be vested in a commission or a manager, which would eliminate high salaried officers, and thai the entire expense would be less than the salary of a vice president or board chairman of on of the large companies now existing. , LARGE ATTENDANCE Expected at First Annual Meeting; oi International Law Society, Washington, April 14. It is expected that there will be a large attendance of lawyers and others interested in in ternational law at the first annual meeeting of the. American Society of International Law, which will be held here April 19th and 20th. The sociely has over BOO members. .There will be sessions on Friday morning, afternoon and evening and on Saturday morning and a banquet on Saturday evening. NO POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE. Statement Regarding Meeting of Brit ish and Italian Kiugs. Rome, April 14. Although it is likely that Foreign Minister Tittoni and Min ister of Marine Mirabello, who are re turning from Greece with King Victor Emmanuel, will also meet King Ed ward at Gaetna, where the British and Italian monarchs are to greet each oth er next Thursday, it Is semi-officlally announced that the meeting will, have no political significance. Persian Interior Minister Resigns. . Teheran, April 14. The minister of the interior. Madid El Mulk, has re. signed.