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mm TWELVE PAGES p --r-r J TWELVE PAGES Vol lxxi no ia t price two cents. NEWHAVE, CONN., THURSDAY MAY 9 1907 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CC FIERCE ATTACK IN THE SENATE One of Most Startling De nunciations in History of State. CONSOLIDATEDON THE RACK Senator Atwater Charges Road With Lobbying and Corruption. ATTY. ROBBINS, THE KING Senator Judson Makes Point ed Attack on Senator . C. E. Thompson. Hartford, May 8. The most sensa tional session of either branch of the present general assembly was that of the senate this afternoon, when legis lators and spectators who jammed the senate chamber listened to a bitter at tack upon the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad company an attack that goes down In legislative history in this state as one of the most startling ever heard at Hartford. The railroad corporation was flayed by Sen ator Atwater, of Meriden, and later by Senator Judson, whose scathing charges of lobbying and corruption on the part of the corporation were listened to in a death-like silence. The oratory of the senator from the Twenty-fifth district and the remarkable charges brought against the road easily proved the sen atlons of an hitherto comparatively euiet session. ( , Charges that the' steam corporation -'.absolutely controlled the assembly in certain matters were made time and again; names of men accused of being the chief lobbyists were handled with out gloves, and a pointed e.ttack was made upon Senator Clarence E. Thomp son, of the Fourteenth district, whose motion to have the resolution incorpor-i ating the Meriden, Middletown and (Guilford Electric Railroad company recommitted to the committee on rail- rutiua vaults as a, suuun. tu lue uetti ei a. This motion was made after the sen sational speech of Senator Atwater, In which he accused Attorney E. 0. Rob bins, of Hartford, as being the "king of the lobbyists." The session this afternoon was made , the Special order of the day in order to dispose of the nine trolley matters, eeven of which were passed and two referred hack to the railroad commit tee. When the order of the day was .call ed Senator Atwater rose and asked to be permitted to answer a threat made ' against him. The privilege was grant ed him on motion of Senator McGov ern, seconded by Senator McNeil. Mr. Atwater said: Threat Against Senator Atwater. "When I prefer a charge against the 'king of lobbyists' In the state of Con necticut I use the term advisedly. I did not come here as a politician," but was sent here by the people. I have never held' office before, but I have al ways worked for the interests of the people, and for that reason I was elect ed. Tlie cities 'and towns of Meriden and Middletown for fourteen years have asked for charter rights to con nect them. On one pretext or another this great octopus, the New Haven road, has been able to control the leg islature and turn down every bill ex cept the two here (meaning the East Haven and Morris Cove, and Middle town, Meriden and Guilford bills, which were on the order of the day). Last summer I was appointed on a commit tee of five to confer with Mr. Mellen. Mr. Mellen offered to equip the old Meriden and Middletown line as soon as he got men to do the work. I asked him If a road between Middletown and Meriden direct through Balleyville could be put through. He did not think it advisable, and he asked me if I would ask for a charter if the Con solidated road would keep its hands off. When I came up here I was in vited by Mr. Roraback to meet the 'king of lobbyists,' Mr. Robbins, in the railroad commissioners' office. Mr. Robbins asked me if I would state who was back of the road I was interested in, and I told him. He asked me what Interest I had in the East Haven and Morris Cove road, and I told him I had none. He then asked me to join with him to kill the project of the East Ha ven and Morris Cove road. I told him I would not. 'You have an Interest in it, then,' he said. I told him I did not, but the two roads would be able to interchange traffic and both would ben efit by It. He asked me to cut off that part of the road which would connect with the East Haven road, and I told him I would not. He then asked me if I thought the bills would pass if I did not favor the East Haven and Mor ris Cove road. I told him the bills would stand on their merits, and if the Consolidated road killed one of these bills I would strive to get re-elected and bring it before the legislature again. I ask that these halls be purg ed of men like Mr. Robbins and Mr. Roraback." "It is time that the senate should be allowed to run without dictation of the Consolidated road. They say that Mr. Robbins appointed, the railroad commit tee. It was once claimed that the road would not e the dog in the manger any more and that they would not op pose any road charters (but here you find them opposing a small road like the East Haven and Morris Cove and the Middletown and IMerUen. I am sorry to mix in any controversy of this character tout when the Consolida ted road makes a threat against me I am going no fight It." Senator Chase here offered an amendment providing thait no shares of a corporation shall be Issued at less than par and twenty per cent, must be pali In cash. Senator Luther spoke in favor of his amendment offered last week which was ,to the effect that the full vfctlue must be paid in. . He said that since speaking on his amendment he had learned nothing of the process of building trolley roads. If special pro vision has to be made to meet the ex pense some explanation should be ma-ie. Judson Arraigns Consolidated. Senator Grant opposed Senator Lu ther's amendment saying that while people may be well to do who want to build a road, they have not the means to finance the road' and they have to have something to sell to capitalize. Senator Judson said that he subsrib ed to 'the sentiments of Senator Luther but favored the amendment of Sena tor Chase. This might be paradoxical but he would say that Senator Luther should have been sent ito the capitol fifteen years ago to have started the reform movement. If he had, the situ ation as regards trolleys it could not foe what it is today. All routes now were owned by capitalists and they are own ed toy the Consolidated railway com pany. These little roads are bun the fag ends of nothing. "Is it fair," ask ed the senator, "after the Consolidated road had whipped off the cream and everything else in sight in Connec ticut that it shall say these lktle roads shall not tie built? The amendment of Senator Chase has this virtue that It will make ithe companies a tangible something with somebody in them, not wind and water concerns such as Pres ident Mellen said the Connecticut Rail way and Lighting company was. If the stock was paid in at par no promoter would take hold tout a per centage of cash subscription would not hinder de velopment but yet would give a form and substance to the enterprise." Senator Judson said the the Consoli dated road had opened a department of legislative agents! and its political economy department was where its legislative agents are. Senator Luther's amendment, he claimed, -, . wouli stop country trolley road development and would not be a square .deal. Bnttervrorth Suggests Innovation. Senator Butterworth said he would favor a public service corporation in the Btate which would have control ov er all public service corporations in the state. He said there was no efficient way of seeing that the corporations do their duty to the public. He hoped to introduce a measure creating a public, utilities commission. Senator Atwater said that Senator Luther should apply his principles to the debenture bill when that was up for discussion and which put on the market thirty millions of paper, a great deal of which was water. Senator Mlddleton hoped that Sena tor Luther's amendment iwould not pre vail as he said he was familiar with the country through which the road' would pass (Windsorville and East Hartford) and said the people would not support a trolley road under the conditions Senator Luther would have. Senator Homan said he was in favor of anything, that would stop stock job bing schemes tout he could not see what effect this amendment would have. Senator Luther spoke again and said that this was a regular 16 to 1 scheme over again, as nothing but paper money would be used in it and it would result in deceiving the people. Senator Atwater called for a yea and nay vote on the Luther amendment This was lost, 2 to 31, those voting for the amendment being: Senators Luther and Donovan. The bill was then passed after Senator Chase's amend ment had been rejected. Danbury Electric Road. Te next matter taken up was the resolution incorporating the Bridgeport and Danbury Electric Railway com pany. Senator Donovan offered an amendment which would limit the cap ital stock to $1,000,000 Instead of to $2,- 000,000. as called for in the resolution This was favored by Senator Brown, but Mr. Judson said that $1,000,000 was not enough to build the road on. Sena tor Donovan asked Senator Thompson his opinion, but the latter refused to re ply, he said, for the same reason that he did yesterday, end for the further fact that Senator Donovan had a smile on his face. Mr. Donovan said he ask ed it in all fairness end that if the sen ator from the Fourteenth thought he di'l it for pleasure this was a false im pression. He thought he was entitled to full knowledge on all questions which come before the senate. He said the senator from the Fourteenth (Thompson), lacked gentlemanly in stinct when he refused to answer a fair question on the . excuse that he gave, He said that street railways can be constructed for $5,000 a mile and $30.- 00) was an exorbitant price. This road was to be twenty miles long, and allow ing. $30,000 the total would be $600,000, and he proposed by his amendment to allow $400,000 more. He said the senate was not here to promote wild cat schemes as this one was. Senator Blakeslee said he known of a work in New Haven which cost for eight miles $75,000 a mile and that he had grave doubts that $30,000 a mile was too much. The bill was passe. The resolution incorporating the Wa- Continued on Third Page.) SENATORS' YIEWS OF THEJNCIDENT Mr. Butterworth Says Lobby is Root of Much Evil In the State. SHOULD BE GOT RID OF Messrs. Blakeslee and Ho man Believe Mr. Atwater Intemperate. Senator Butterworth when Interview ed last evening regarding Senator At- water's speech said: I think every effort should be made to oust the professional lobby from the cspitol. The efforts in this direction should be backed up by every loyal cit izen of the commonwealth. Up to two weeks ago there were no signs of any lobby at the capitol. There was no open act or overt act apparent. Since that time, however, signs of a lobby have been manifest. Now I would say that any legitimate means the leglsla eture can take to rid itself of the lobby at the capitol should be taken. I think it of the utmost fmrwrtance that this should be done for the good of the state. The lobby is primarily the root of much of the evil In our legislature. The movement Inaugurated to-day should be followed up. The capitol should be rid of professional lobbyists and professional politicians. I take the attitude that the legislature ought to stand up and eject both these classes, and we have got to begin at the be ginning. We have got to begin with the petty politician. Begin at the be ginning and root out the evil from our body politic. To sum up, I sincerely hope the leg islature will rid Itself of the profession al lobbyists and professional politi cians. They represent an old estab lished practice; are almost a tradition. Nevertheless they must go. Of course the appearance of citizens before committees at committee hear ings to explain or advocate or oppose measures Is a perfectly legitimate transaction and not included In the above. Senator Homan when Interviewed last evening said: I was not present at the dfillvary of Mr. Atwater's speech, hav ing been away at dinner i at the time, and I have not yet read any report of his speech. I think, however, that in his later talk, he was intemperate In his lanzuage, Moreover, he had no olalm to the floor. His speaking was allowed only as a matter of courtesy. As you ask me what I think of the lob by, I will say that I cannot speak from experience as I have not been ap proached by any lobbyist. Lobbyists have not bothered me. I have not been approached by any lobbyist on any subject or any measure. I don't think much lobbying is being done nothing cut of the ordinary. Every citizen has a perfect right, of course, to appear before meetings of legislative committees and favor or op pose measures. They have this right, the same as they have to appear In court or to appeal to the courts. Major D. A. Blakeslee was also Inter viewed. Major Blakeslee said: As to Mr. Atwater's speech I think it was in temperate and that it Is up to him to prove some things he said. It's right to give the other fellow a chance now to be heard. I don't think he helped his case much in his speech. He was roll ed because he did not get his measure through. As to the lobby, no lobby has troubled me any, and as far as I see the most of the lobbying has been dons by others than the New Haven railroad. A certain amount of talk and explanation Is necessary in many cases so that leg islators can know where they are at regarding bills and measures. I see nothing wrong in proper explanations, Undue influences and underhanded work is, of course, wrong. KUROKI IN PITTSBURG Met by Mayor and Chamber of Com merce Committee. Pittsburg, May 8. General Kuroki of Japan, accompanied by General Arthur MacArthur of the American army, and their staffs arrived here to-night. Mayor Guthrie and a committee from the chamber of commerce met the party at the railway station. Following a short trip over the principal ;art of the city, the visitors were taken to the Allegheny Country club. Here an elab orate, but Informal, dinner was given in honor of General Kuroki. The party was Joined here by Baron Aoki, the Japanese ambassador at Washington, and his staff. IMPERIAL CONFERENCE Votes Preference to Goods Carried In British Shops. London, May 8. The Imperial confer ence, in session to-day, adopted the Australian resolution in favor of grant ing preference to British goods con veyed in British ships, the represents tives of his majesty's government, dis senting. Other resolutions dealing with uni formity of trade statistics, company laws, trade marks and patents within the empire were passed. King Edward gave a banquet in hon or of the visiting premiers at Bucking ham palace to-night. NEWS SUMMARY. GENERAL. Passengers and Crew All Saved. Papers Filed in Mizner Divorce Case. Cape Cod Canal Plans Approved. Standard Oil Rogers Optimistic. Kuroki Has Reached Pittsburg. Ships Sail With Partial Cargoes. Moyer-Haywood Trial qn To-day. Railway Trainmen in Session. STATE. Text of Personal Tax Bill. Startling Sensation In the Senate. Senator Atwater Attacks Lobbyists. Mr. Judson Attacks Mr. Thompson. School Superintendents' Meeting. Baptist Fund Gets $5,000 Gift Murderer Hermann to Hang To-nighti Senate Votes a Gratuity. CITV. Grays' Geisha's First Night. Prof. Parson's Lecture on Handicrafts. Bridgeport Fagan Arrested for Theft. Fire In Oak Street aMttresses. Foresters in Session Here. Modern Handicrafts. Italian Deolared Insane. Arrested for Bridgeport Police. Boardman Building's Safety. SPORTS. Burns Defeats O'Brien. Tale Wins by Umpires Decision, 2 to 1. New Haven Trounces Holyoke. New York Nationals Shut Out Pittsburg. Metropolitan Handicap To-day. Norwich Hera To-day. Hartford Polo Tournament Tale Gun Club Wins. Sands Defeats Miss Sutton. Misses Curtis Defeated in Ireland. EDISON ELECTRIC LIGHT. GRAND AUCTION SALE. Over a Million Dollars ' Worth Sold at Auction in Bos ton Yesterday. 1A matter of great Interest to a large number of New Haven people and oth ers in this vicinity who are Interested in the . Edison Electric Lighting com pany of Boston was the sale at auc ln Boston yesterday oi a big block of the new ihares of this corhpany. A block of 10,902 shSTes of the new capital stock was sold at auction by Henshaw yesterday noon. It . was sold pursuant to an order of the gas com missioners and It was tie largest block of stock ever sold at auction at one time In Boston, and over a million dol lars were Involved In the transaction. The first three sales were as follows: 165 shares at 204 3-4. BOO shares at 204 3-8. 100 shares at 204 1-4. The balance of the sales ranged at about 204. This new stock is ths stock which the company offered to Its stockholders at 216, but as they could buy the stock cheaper' In the ; open market only a small fraction took the new stock, There were about 11,495 shares in all offered to stockholders and tnly about 800 shares were taken by stockholders. The highest price obtained at yester day's -auction was 204 7-8. A syndicate took the balance of the stock not sold to bidders at about 204. The firm of H. C. Warren & Co. rep resented the Interests of their patrons at the salo, Mr. Warren being present. Ont) $1,000,000 of this stock is held in New Haven and vicinity. The Consol Mated company was practically found' ed by a New Haven man, the late F. A. Oilbwt, who was for years the com pany's president. The company Is now controlled by J. P. Morgan & Co., or Morgan interests, The company pays 10 per cent, divi dend and has paid at that rata for years. The sale yesterday was a very satis factory one. AN ALLEGED BIGAMIST Bridgeport Man Charged With Hav ing Three Wives. Bridgeport, iMay 8. Simon Connor, a truck driver, was arrested here today, charged with having at least three wives, one here, one in Norwalk, Conn., an J one In Portcheeier, N. Y., and, ac cording to stories told to the police, probably or possibly several others. The arrest was the result of a fam ily jar on last Saturday. The pres ent Mrs. Connor, formerly Mrs. Jennie Bieger, started an investigation. It was learned 'that on Dec. 13, 1890, he mar ried Maggie O'Brien in this city and soon afterward sold the furniture dur ing her absence and disappeared' for several years. She is now living in Portchester. The date of the alleged marriage to the Norwalk wife is not known yet. Connor is held in default of ball. CAPE COD CANAL PLANS Foriuall Approved by the Boston Com missioners. Boston, May 8. -Plans for the pro posed Cape Cod canal, which have been on file with the harbor and land com m'issioners for about six years, were formally by that board to-day. This means that, the Boston, Cape Cod and New York Canal company is ready to proceed with the actual preparations for construction, as under the law the company is required' to act within thirty days from the date cf this ap proval. The canal is to start from the mouth of the Monument river, at Buzzard's Bay, and extend for eight miles across the isthmus to Barnstable Bay. MOYER-HAYWOOD TRIAL TO-DAY Motion of Defense for Bill of Particulars Overruled. CHOOSING OF THE JURY Belief That This Will Occu py at Least Three Weeks. . Boise, Idaho, May 8. By overruling to-day the motion of the defence for a bill of particulars setting forth what overt acts. If any, there were to con nect the accused with the murder of former Governor Frank Steunenberg Judge Fremont Wood of the district court of, Ada county, cleared the way for the trial, of William D. Haywood, secretary of the Western Federation of Miners, which will begin to-morrow morning. Judge Wood held that the request of Haywood's counsel for a more explicit statement of the charges against the prisoners came too late, regardless of whether it might have been entertain ed at an earlier stage of the proceed ings. In cases where bills of particulars are allowable. Judge Wood, who Is to preside over the trials of the accused miners, declared the motions must be made before the indictments are plead ed to and before the cases are set for trial. Haywood 1b the first of four men ac cused of complicity In the Stuenenberg murder to be tried. The others, Moyer, Pettibone and Orchard, the last of whom is said to have made a confes sion, will be tried as circumstances dic tate, following the conclusion of the proceedings against Haywood. The prisoner, his counsel, and the at torneys specially retained to present the case and plead the cause of the ac cuslne? state, -are ready for the long ordeal In court. The first and one of the roat tasks of the court is to pro- ed to-morrow morning as soon as Sher Iff Hodgln has Intoned the formal cry opening the court. Estimates of the time necessary to select twelve men good and true vary, but few place the time under three weeks. MIZNER DIVORCE CASE Motion to Confirm Referee Withdraws No Sealed Papers. , New York, May 8. A motion to con firm the report of the referee appoint ed two weeks ago to take testimony in the suit for divorce instituted .by. Mrs, Mary Adelaide Yerkes-MIzner against Wilson Mizner was withdrawn in the supreme court to-day. No explanation of the act was given, but it was learn ed that Justice Dowllng, before whom the 'proceedings came, had announced that he would not sign and divorce de cree which Included an order to seal ths papers. Mrs. Mizner Is the widow of Charles T. Yerkes, the traction promoter, who died aboue a year and a half ago. Mrs. Yerkes was married to Mizner shortly after her husband's death. There was much secrecy about the fll Ing of the dlvp-ce papers two weeks ago, and the fact that an action had been begun was not known until two days after the papers had been depoS' ited in the county clerk's office. PHENOMENON AT SEA Extraordinary Sight Witnessed by Sev eral French Trawlers. ' Lorient, France, May 8. Several trawlers came in here today reporting the observance of an extraordinary phenomenon at sea which would ap pear to have been a submarine volcan ic eruption. This occurrence took place at a point forty-four miles southwest of the island of G-roix, and sixty miles west of Belle Island. The men on board the trawlers no ticed bright flames and Intense smoke rising from the sea. Believing that some vesel was on Are the trawler Kev nevel worked her way In that direction for the purpose of rendering assltance. She could, however, discover no ship on fire. The fire and smoke, from no ap parent cause, continued throughout the night and becoming jifore violent to ward the morning the Kernevel steam, ed away to ensure her own safety. ROGERS OPTIMISTIC. Standard Oil Man Believes Country Will Continue Prosperous. New York, May 8. Henry H. Rog ers, vice-president of the Standard Oil company, and his wife sailed to-day on the Baltic. They will remain for six weeks at Vichy, in France. Mr, Rogers said he was taking the trip for the benefit of his . wife's health. Con cerning business conditions in the United States, , Mr. .Rogers said: "I have always believed in prosperity and I believe in it now. I think every body knows that I believe the country will be prosperous." BURNS WINS. Given DeclNlon Over O'Brien nt End of Twentieth Round. Los Angeles, Cal., May 8. Jack O'Brien and Tommy Burns met to night for a purse of $30,000 and the light heavyweight championship. During the first round Referee Eytdn called off all bets without giving a reason. O'Brien Is said to be injured. Burns got the decision at the end of the twentieth round. TAFTAND FORAKER. Cox Karnes Former for President, and Fornker for Senator. Cincinnati. May 8. W. H. Taft for president, J. B. Foraker for United States senator and A. L. Harris for governor, is the programme advised to-day hy George B. Cox, formerly re publican leader In Hamilton county in an" interview with The Associated Press. Reports from Columbus ana Washington had named Mr. Cox as en gaged in negotiations looking toward a compromise between Taft and Foraker forces, but Mr. Cox denied such sug gestions. As to the Ohio situation, he said: ' "In my judgment, the time has come for the good of the republican party that something should be done. We must oarry the legislature next year to elect a United State senator and get much needed legislation, and must elect a governor and other state officers. Our -watchword should be 'success of the republican party,' and to achieve this we should support W. H. Taft for president, J. B. Foraker for United States senator and A. L. Harris for governor." What 'about your personal differences with Secretary Taft: "I know of no personal differences. There may have been some political differences but they are things of the past and will not be permitted to stand In the way of party success. When the attention of Senator For aker was called to the statement, he said: 'I am not sure It calls for any re sponse from me, but I will repeat that I do not want any political honors at the hands of the republicans of Ohio except with their hearty endorsement. Therefore If what Mr. Cox suggests and recommends should meet with their ap proval, no one will support Secretary Taft more cordially than I shall. Charles P. Taft, editor of the Con- cinnatl Times-Star and brother of Sec retary Taft, when shown the interview with Mr. Cox, said: "Mr. Cox takes a broad view of the matter. He sees the opportunity to elect another Ohio pres ident and very wisely urges that we get together." TRAINMEN IN SESSION Eighth Biennial Convention of Broth erhood In Atlanta. ' Atlanta, Gai, May S.-ZThe eighth bi ennial convention of atie Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen today was devoted to examining the credentials" of recent ly arrived delegates, whose coming brought the total representation to 726. A number of proposed amendments to the constitution was presented' and re ferred to committees. The special or der of the day was addresses toy ,F. A. Burgess, assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Englneeers, and by H. R. 'Fuller, national legisla tive representative for' the trainmen and allied orders. , ' " The afternoon session was devotsi to routine .business, The sessions of the convention are held behind closed doors and Grand Master, p. H. Morrissey has 'been selected to make public such por tions of the proceedings as he consid ers wise. ' BROWN'S ACTION. Severance of Athletic Relations With Dartmouth Long Contemplated. Providence, May 8. A statement con cerning the severing of athletic rela tions between Brown and Dartmouth was given out tonight by the board of directors of the Brown university ath letic association. The statement in part is as follows: "At a meeting of She Brawn board of directors on April 26 It was unan imously voted to sever all athletic re lations with Dartmouth college, and a communication to that effect was for warded to Prof. Bartlett, president of the Dartmouth athletic council. "The 'board wishes to state that the action of Capt. Skillin in withdrawing his team from the field was by no means the determining cause of this action. The step has long been con templated and was based on numerous Incidents of past years, incidents which have been far more detrimental to the Interests of true sport than the recent action of the Dartmouth captain." FRENCH LABOR UNION Denounced in Chamber of Deputies aa Revolutionary. Paris, May 8. The general debate in the chamber of deputies on ths govern ment's policy In labor matters, which promises to last several days, was marked to-day by a brilliant address by Paul Deschanel, a former president of the chamber, and now president of the committee on foreign affairs. He deolared the democracy had al lowed itself to be led by the Federation of Labor, "a noisy and revolutionary organization, composed of only 200.JOO of the 12,000,000 workers In France. The struggle, he said, was now between legal and revolutionary, unionism, the object of the latter being the paralysis of trade by means of a general strike in conjunction with antl-mllitarism. Both were illegal and unpatriotic, In conclusion M. Deschanel appealed to the majority to uphold the country and republican laws. The debate, in which no member of the cabinet has yet taken part, went over until Friday. Home Rule Bill's Fate. Dublin, May 8. The fate of Mr. Bir rell's Irish bill Is regarded here as de pending entirely on the attitude taken by the proposed nationalist convention, and this nobody is able to predict. There is no doubt that the nationalists' rank and file are deeply disappointed ' the proposed measure, and it will i quire all John E. Redmond's influ :e to obtain from the conference a .ab lution in its favor. SHIPS SAIL WITH , PARTIAUARGOES Compelled to Refuse Freight on Account of Strike. MEN BEHAVING WELL Little Disorder Among the Ten Thousand Men Now Out. New York, May 8. The contest be tween the trans-Atlantio and Coast wise Steamship companies end the, striking 'longshoremen whloh followed the refusal of the former to grant a wage increase of approximately S3 1-S per oent., continued to-day to the dis advantage of both parties. While tha men remained idle the steamship people were obliged to sail with partial car goes to their monetary loss. The only persons receiving direct and immediate benefit from the situation are the crews of the vessels who. hav ing been pressed Into double service, are receiving the wages of stevedores in addition to their regular pay as ship employes. But with the services of the crew and such other help as conld ba picked up the work progressed slowly, and much freight was necessarily re fused. ... Merchants throughout the country are feeline the delay, It Is said; con tracts are maturing without the full ; fillment of their conditions, and orders1 are piling in with no Immediate pros pect of being filled. . 't -i It is in this last phase of the situa tion that the striking 'longshoremen find their greatest source of satlsfas- tlon., A general Drotest of merchanta ..... t 1 , 1 ... . . , J V" V wv. ..... CUSMUOJUlX men to agree forthwith to their de mands for higher wages. The threat that the trans-tAtlantio lines," which are under contract with their respective governments to carry the malls on scheduled time, would be rarlly is not seflously entertained. Tliri thinking strikers realize that the com panies would, If necessary, sairlflca freight and even passenger bainess-'to fill their holds with coal rather than interrupt or seriously delay the' mail service. Rather the strikers expect to cause some' inconvenience and money loss that the companies will be glad soon to com eto terms. With the exception- of the half dozen lines which have ' acceded1 to' ' the demands, the steamship people to-night remained firm In their determination not to yield. The liners sailed as scheduled to-day; They Included the Baltic of the Whlta Star line for Liverpool, Noordam of Holland-American line for' Rotterdam, the French liner Roma for Marseilles, and the Italia Btasile for Naples andi Genoa. ' - ' Though probably 10,000 men are Idle, there was comparatively little disorder today. The leaders of the strikers have shown a disposition to check any. out break against men who are working Continued on Third. U. S. PLAYERS OUT. Misses Curtis Defeated at Golf la Ire lend. ' ' ' Newcastle, Ireland, May 8. So far as the United States is concerned the la dles' golf championship tournament, which began here yesterday, and was continued to-day, is at an end, as th two American players, Miss Margaret Curtis of Boston and Miss Harriet 8. Curtis, have been defeated. In the third round Miss Harriet S, Curtis played both the best and the worst game of her life. During tha first nine holes this morning she oould do nothing right, and turned four holes down to Miss Violet Hezlet. HIS LAST DAY. Hermann to Be Bangred at Wethers4 , Held Shortly After Midnight. Wethersfleld, May 8. Alexander Her mann, convicted of the murder by shooting of Martin Korschlnsky at Bridgeport, on the night of July 4 last, will, be hanged for his crime shortly after midnight to-morrow night. Kor schlnsky was shot and almost instant ly killed as he was about to enter his house. Hermann, after the shooting, fled the city, but was captured In Elizabeth, N. J., and taken back to Bridg eport, where he was tried .and con victed. , WEATHER RECORD. Washington, May 8, 1907. Forecast for Thursday and Friday: For Eastern New York: Showers Thursday night, light southeast to south winds; Friday fair, cooler in the interior. For Now England: Showers Thurs day, except fair in north and east Maine; Friday, partly cloudy, probably showers in Maine, cooler Friday in west portion; light to fresh southeast to south winds, becoming variable. Local Weather Report. New Haven, May 8, 1907. A.M. P.M. Temperature Jo 63 Wind Direction S.W. S. Wind Velocity 8 ' 6 .'reclpitation 04 0 Wpftthr niftnflv Hrtiwh. Minimum temperature.- 62 Maximum temperature.. 49 L. M. TARR, Local Forecaster, U. S. Weather Bureau.