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- St TWELVE PAGES TWELVE PAGES VOL LXXI NO 154 3 PRICE TWO. CENTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN., MONDAY MAY 13 1907 THE CAEEINGTON PUBLISHING CO. THIRTY ARE DEAD IN SHRINER WRECK Details of Disaster to Special Returning from Imperial Council. NAMES OF THE VICTIMS Train Travelling, Crooked Track at a High Rate - ' of Speed. Santa Barbara, Cal., May 12. Thirty one dead and a score injured to-night comprise the casualties of the wreck at Honda yesterday of the Ismalla spe cial train of New York and Pennsyl vania Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, who were returning from the annual meet ing of the imperial council of the An cient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine at Los Angeles. The train, carrying 145 Shriners and friends from Ismalla temple, Buffalo; Rajah temple, Reading, Pa., and neigh boring cities, was rushing northward fifty miles an hour on the Southern Pacific coast line, when the locomotive struck a defective switch at the siding at Honda. ; The locomotive turned a somersault into the sand. The for ward coaches were crushed to debris, and took fire. The flames were soon extinguished by . uninjured persons from the two rear coaches. As Honda is isolated it was not till late to-day that definite information could be col lected. The bodies of twenty-five vie-, tims now lie in Santa Barbara and four others are at San Luis Obispo. The injured, many 'of whom are terri bly hurt Snd some of whom may die, are in two sanitariums' at San Luis Obispo. The wreck occurred at 2:35 o'clock, an hour and forty minutes after the ,. train had left Santa Barbara. The v statement that the train was making high speed when it struck the defective track is borne out by the fact that It covered the Sixty-one miles of crooked track from Santa Barbara to Honda in one hundred minutes. The locomo tive in leaving the rails tore up the track, twisting : the , rails into fish-hooks. " The burning' car half buried itself in the sand on the right side of th -locomotive. It was smashed almost L to kindling' wood. --?-;-:1.;': ( The dining car, in which were thirty v two persons eating luncheon, fell 'dl-' rectlj jn the demolished locomotive. Nearly every person In the dining car was killed. . Scores were scalded by steam escaping from disconnected pipes. The rear coaches jammed against the first wreckage, pinning Jn those who might otherwise have escaped. 1 Sev eral imprisprted in the debris were rcasterl alive. Engineer Frank Champlain was pitched with the cab twenty-five feet beyond the engine. He got up and ran a mile,) seeking help before, he dis. covered that his arm was broken and that he was severely scalded. Only two of the nine 'men of the din ing car crew are numbered among the dead. The remainder, though cooced jp in the narrow kitchen and pantry, ?ustained only cutB and bruises. Rajah Temple of Reading, Pa., occu pied the last car on the train and the dining car was thus filled almost en tirely with Reading people when the wreck occurred. i ' An instant after the smash those who were not incapacitated Jumped from the trait, to rendr aid, but they were unable to do much beside extinguish the fire, and they had to wait hours before relief arrived. Mrs. John W. Cutler of Binghamton. N. Y., was in the baggage car at the time of the crash, to rearrange her trunk. Her body was driven throush the floor and the wrecked car had to toe jacked up before the body could be released. Mrs. Fred Greenwood of Binghamton with Mrs. Cutler also went down under the tons of baggage and broken tlm bers, but she was covered by an arch of trunks. "When rescuers burrowed their way to where the two women lay, Mrs. Greenwood reached out and grasped the teat of one of the men and shouted: "I'll not let go until you get me out!" Then scalding steam enveloped her, and she was terribly burned. She was rescued alive, however, and was among those taken to San Luis Obispo. When Miss Cora Young of Cleveland was taken from the shattered dining car, she was alive, but frightfully injur ed. George Hagerman of Reading, Pa., refused the aid of his brother nobles after they had dragged him, fatally hurt, from the wreck. "I am dying," he said; "go help the women." devote himself to literary work. Dr. Bacon was the compiler of four hymn books,, two entitle! "Psalms and Hymns of the Congregational Church," a third "Spiritual Congregationalism" and another "The Church Book." He published two volumes privately en- titled, "Church Papers" and "History of the Vatican Council in '69,;" a vol ume of sermons on "The Simplicity of "What is in Christ" and recently a con- , eluding , volume in a series, entitled "History of the American Churches," which summarized the proceeding vol umes. He published another brief work Dn "The Congregationalists." ; Dr. Bacon was early prominent In liberal theology, took a very great deal of Interest in civic affairs, and ' was a writer for the magazines and other periodicals. In the year 1900 he was an aggressive opponent of 'the policy of Imperialism and as a single elector was (Continued on Eighth Page.) FOR HAYWOOD TRIAL. Exaininntion of Talesmen Will Be Con tinued To-day. Boise, Idaho, May 12. The summon ing of the special venire of talesmen in the case of William D. Haywood, charged with complicity in the murder of former Governor Frank Steunen berg, will be completed to-morrow morning, and the one hundred men who have been called by Sheriff Hodgin will present themselves in Judge Wood's court to-morrow afternoon, when the case will be resumed. Gen eral expectation is that not more than two of the regular venire already ex amined will be retained in the jury box and that the bulk of the jury will come from the quota ; now called by the sheriff. BOY COMMITS MURDER Cherished Resentment Over Quarrel Tito Weeks Ago. Brunswick, Me., May 12. Cherishing resentment over a boyish quarrel which took place two weeks' ago Sydney Pre ble, fifteen years old, shot and killed Mcrris W. Heath, aged eighteen years, in Bowdoinham last night. The crime was not discovered until to-day when H.,,9, Heath, father of the murdered boy, found the body buried under pine spills and leaves at the edc of a swamn; 'Preble was arrested and im ried:ately confessed: GREAT INTEREST TAKE COMING OHIO MEETING Interesting Both From a State and National Standpoint. Cleveland, May 12. No political gath ering held in this state in many months has excited so much Interest as that of the joint meeting, of the republican state central and state executive com mittees to be held at Columbus on Wednesday of this week. ' Senator Charles ' Dick, of Akron, chairman of the state central commit tee, and Walter FJ Brown, of Toledo, chairman of the state executive com mittee, have sent invitations to the Ohio republican members of congress, and niany other republican leaders in the state, asking them to attend a con ference and to give their views on the best means of maintaining liarmony in the, party and reconciling clashing po litical interests. It is predicted by po litical leaders that the gathering, while not as large as the state convention at Dayton last fall, will be none the less Interesting and important, both' from a state and a national standpoint, inas much as it is expected' to take a long step toward shaping Ohio . politics of the present as well as next year. The friends of Secretary of War Wil liam H. Taft, led by Arthur I. Vorys, of Columbus, and Congressman Theo dore E, Burton, of Cleveland, accord ing to authorized statements of those in the confidence of the Taft organiza tion, will insist on an unqualified en dorsement by the committee of Secre tary Taft as Ohio's choice for the pres idency, and will stubbornly oppose the linking of that endorsement with the prospective contests for either tJnited States senator or governor, The report that Senator Dick would father a resolution in the committee coupling together endorsements of Sen ator Foraker and Governor Harris, both for re-election, was denied by Senator Dick to-day. He said: "I have not contemplated Introduc ing such a resolution and do not expect to do so." . Senator Dick declined to further dis cuss political affairs in advance of the Columbus conference. Senator Dick will attend the committee meeting, and he and John R. Malloy, of Columbus, will be among those who will look aft er Senator Foraker's interests, but along just what lines they are not ready to disclose. Congressman Theodore E. Burton, who left here Sunday evening for St. Louis, where he is to deliver an ad dress on Monday, positively declined to make a definite statement as to his po sition in connection with the senator ship. Close political friends of Mr. Burton say it will probably be several weeks before a formal announcement as to whether or not he will become a candidate against Senator Foraker will be made. HAS MADE NO DEAL. Foraker Denies That He Han Agreed on Compromise. Washington, May 12. Senator For aker of Ohio to-night issued a state ment on the Ohio situation, in reply to Representative Burton, saying that so far as he (Foraker) was concerned, no effort whatever has been made to make a deal, bargain or a compromise with anybody about anything; that the statement issued by George B. Cox of Cit cinnati was not in Mr. Foraker's in terest or with his approval, but he thcught Mr. Cox was striving for party harmony and he (Foraker) was will ing to accept the results if the con vention should act favorably on Mr. Cox's recommendations. The senator says all questions of en dorsement and nomination should be deterred until the next state conven, tion and he will not regard as binding any action taken meanwhile by any individual or committee not authorized to settle these questions for the repub licans. The senator reiterates that he will re quest that the call for the next state convention provide that the delegates be elected from the various counties at jirimaries. REV. DR. BACON DEADJNASSONET End Uomes at His Home in Little Massachusetts Town. WAS 77 YEARS OF AGE Famous Theologian andBorn in This City Gradu ate of Yale. News was received last evening , of the death of Rev. Dr. Leonard Woolsey Bacon, which occurred at his home in Assonet, Mass., early yesterday morn ing, at the age'of 77. Death came after a two weeks' illness, and vas caused by scirrhosis of the arteries. He was a son of the famous iRev. Dr. Leonard Bacon who for half a century was pas ,tor of Center church in this city, and who was known as the "Nestor of Con gregationalism." Dr. Bacon was a na tive of this city, where he was bom Jan. 1, 1830. He graduated from the academic department at Yale in 1850, and later from Andover seminary. He married in 19, Susan, daughter of Na thaniel A. Bacon of this city. She died in 1887, in Savannah, Ga. He married .again in 1890, his second wife being Lettitia, daughter of Gen. Jordan of Philadelphia, who survives him. By his first wife he had eleven children, five sons and six daughters, one of whom, a daughter, died in infancy. The children surviving are: Nathan Terry Bacon of Peacedale, R. I., Prof. Benjamin Wisner Bacon of Yale Divinity School, Seldon Bacon, lawyer in New York city, Rev. Theo dore D. Bacon of Flint, Mich, Leonard Woolsey Bacon, jr., M. D., of this city, Mrs. Corwin, wife of Prof. Robert N. Corwin of Yale's Sheffield Scientific) school, Miss Susan Almira Bacon of .Mt. Holyoke college, Mrs. Philip Ripley of Andover, Mass., Mrs. Fyffe, wife of Paymaster Joseph Fyffe, U. S. N., of Newport, R. I., Miss 'Elizabeth Rogers Bacon, now in Marion, Md., By his sec ond wife David Leonard of Assonet, Mass. He leaves two brothers, Dr. Francis Bacon of this city and Prof. Thomas R. Bacon of the University of Cali fornia and three sisters, Mrs. Alice M. Bacon, the noted writer on Japanese life and customs, Mrs. Eugene Small of New York, and Mrs. Henry Clossori of Orange, N. J, The pastorates held by the deceased were as follows: St. Peter's Congrega tional, in Rochester, N. Y.; Litchfield Congregational, Connecticut; Stamford Conbrebational. Connecticut. '62-64; Williamsburg South Ninth street, Con gregational, '66-70; Eutaw Congregation al, Baltimore Md., and Savanah, Ga., Presbyterian. He spent the years from 1S72 to 1877 with his family in Europe. He was twice a pastor in Norwich, Conn. On his return from Europe he became pastor of the Park street Con gregational church, -there remaining for five years. Subsequently he was pas tor of the Second Congregational church there. He was pastor until 12 months ago of the Assonet Con gregational church, retiring then to (Continued on Eighth Page.) NINETY MAY BE LOST Destructive Fire Haging In a Mexican Copper Mine. Mexico City, May 12. Ninety nien are supposed to have tost their live3 in a fir which started in the Tenares copper mine at Velardena, in the state of Durango, last Friday night. The fire in still raging and is said to be be yond control.. Thirty-five bodies have been recover ed. Seventeen miners are known to have escaped. This information has been conveyed in a dispatch to The As sociated Press office in Mexico City. The. burning mine belongs to the Gug geiiheims. MUCH BEER FOUND. New Britain Police Raid n Drug-glut's Store. New Britain, May 12. The police raided the dry goods store of Matthew Cukaitis to-day and secured sixty-seven bottles of beer and a quantity of whiskey. Evidences of recent drink ing, it is said, were seen. A boarding house kept by Tony Bertellnl was also raided and a quantity of beer, ale and wine confiscated. The Valley and Shuttle Meadow houses were visited by the police, and both proprietors and eleven girls were arrested. The respec tive proprietors will be given hearings to-morrow on charges of illegal liquor selling. Fell Two Stories. Bristol, May 12. Edward Hare, aged twenty-three, fell from the second story of the Bristol Savings bank building early to-day, and suffered a compound fracture of the kneecap, injuries and cuts about the face and head, which required twenty stitches to close, and possibly internal injury. He was tak en to St, Francis hospital, Hartford. Mimsfleld Soils. New York, May 12. Richard Mans field, who some time ago was compelled by illness to abandon his theatrical tour, sailed for Europe on the steamer Minneapolis to-day. He was said to be much Improved in health. NEWS SUMMARY. GENERAL. Thirty Dead in Shriner Wreck. 'Longshoremen's Strike May Extend. Ninety Men Reported Lost in Mine. Haywood Trial Resumes To-day. Boy Murders Chum in Maine. Japan Wants Embassy in Turkey. Heavy Immigration Tide in New York. Two Vessels Sunk Near Nantucket. Richard Mansfield Sails for Europe. Grand Duke Nicholas Weds, Joint Meeting of Ohio Republicans. President Tucker of Dartmouth Resigns state. .; ., Two Postof flees burglarized. , Waterbury Man Asphyxiated. Liquor Raids by New Britain Officers. Cattle Burned in New Britain Fire. New England Lutherans Gather. Bristol Man's Bad Fall. Hartford Police Make Raids. - CHI'. Death of Leonard Woolsey Bacoif Second Regiment at Divine Service. K ' Eagles Have no Offer from Railroad. Dixwell Avenue Church Improvements. Captain Smoke Perhaps Deceived. Yale Social Study Squad Returns. New Ticket in Fair Haven East. Big Day at Savin Rock. Boy Accidentally Shot. Golf, Drawing Announced. Railroad Deal Practically Confirmed. Many Women Ride the Goat. Bishop McDowell on Negro Question. Secretary Root Due To-day. "Jamestown," by Rev. Mr. McLane. Concert by Trinity Church Choir. "Renewal of Life," by Mr. Haynes. sronTs. , Yale 2nd Crew to Enter Henley Regatta Behr and Wrlfrht Chosen. Yale Nine Returns Saddened by' Defeat. English Runner Looking for Match. Chess Congress Opens. Six-Day Roller Skating Race. Polo Season Opens in Hartford Tuesday.' American Regatta to Be On Hudson. Springfield ja.t the Park To-day. POSTOFFICES ROBBED. TWO LOOTED FOR $1,400 Men Unknown Got Away With That Amount in Money and Stamps. WorJ was received las evening at the local police station of the robbery of itwo of the postofheesj in Newtown, one at Sandy Hook and the other at Hawleyville. The robbery occurred Saturday night and was not discovered until yesterday. About $1,400 in money and stamps, was secured .by- the rob bers; Of this $1,000 was taken from Sandy Hook and $32$ in money an3i $75 in stamps from Hawleyville. It is believed that the robbers were pro fessionals, as in the case of Sandy Hook the , safe containing the money and stamps had been drilled near the combination and the look picked with wire pickers. At Hawleyville an ex plosive, probably nltro-glycerln was used, but not more than enough to blow open the safe, without injuring! the building. The postofflce at Sandy Hook is lo cated in a new building occupied only in addition to a library, and as both are locked up early in the evening, there was no one about to disturb the robbers. The Hawleyville postofflce is in an almost ideal location for a thorough and quiet looting such as took place last night. It is in the office of El ward C. Piatt, a lumber dealer, who is also the postmaster. It stands at the rear of a large factory and Is be tween 2,000 and 3,000 feet from any residence. Here also the robbers pried open a window to effect entrance, and departed leaving the door unlocked. When Mr. Piatt entered the office this morning he found the safe blown open, money an J stamps taken and papers scattered about. He also found oh the floor what is said to be a complete set of burglars' tools. The postofflces robbed are about four miles apart, and it supposed that the same persons operated at both, that they went to Sandy Hook first, and forgot the pickers, that they Intended to use the same methods at Hawley ville, but finding that they had left the pickers at Sandy Hook, were forc ed to resort to the use of an explos ive. The local police are on the lookout for the robbers. - There is no definite clue to their identity. STRIKE MAY EXTEND. Iongfthoretnen'g Unions Threnten Phil adelphia nnd Iloston, New York, May 12. President Pat rick Connors, of the Longshoremen's union, expressed the opinion to-night that the strike against the transatlan tic steamship companies would be ex tended to Boston and Philadelphia if the companies sent their vessels to dis charge and load at those points. This the steamship officials here said they would do If sufficient help could not be secured here. Mr. Connors' statement followed a meeting of the strikers, at which he said it had been shown that not a man had deserted the ranks of the strikers, while many strike-breakers had cast their lot with the men who were out. Mr. Connors had heard nothing from the Teamsters' union, which he had previously stated would vote to go out. Produce union, local 449, of the In ternational Brotherhood of Teamsters, did hold a meeting to-day, but it was subsequently Btated that nothing was done relative to a strike in sympathy with the longshoremen. Vernon H. Brown, agent of the Cu nard line, said to-night that his line had not been, and would not be, af fected in the slightest by the strike. SMOKE MAY HAYE BEEN DECEIYED Meat Salesmen Possibly Palmed Off Inferior Goods. MAJOR TILSON TALKS Estimate Made That About Thirty Have Left on Ac count of Trouble. On Thursday of this week, May 16, the new scale of charges announced at the Yale Dining Commons will go into effect. Not only does the Increase af fect the regular board rate of $3 a week, which charge is exclusive of the meats, eggs, fish and extras served at the Commons, but the a- la carte prices on meats have been raised somewhat at the same time. The reason given for the raise is that the Commons was running behind financially, and that to make it pay expenses the increased charges were necessary. There has been complaint raised among the members who eat at the Commons that, while they are pay ing the prices for . the best of meats, they are receiving what they consider inferior food. In consequence of this complaint in vestigation has been undertaken and in this investigation the accounts of the manager, Captain Smoke, audited. The books, according to Major Tllson, who is the regular auditor, are all right. "I have made no special audit, but have simply gone over them in the regular way; They show that the prices have been paid for the purchase of the best quality of meats." The major was asked if the difficulty might not be in the furnishing of in ferior goods by the, dealers of whom the supplies were purchased at the prices of superior goods. In answer he said: "There you have Just the point. There is no question of the accuracy of the accounts or of Captain Smoke's honesty. If the quality of the meats is inferior it is because Inferior goods are supplied at high-quality prices." P. J. Holder, bookkeeper at the Com mons, stated that the major portion of the meat supplies was bought, from the Boston firms of Alfred Sears & Co. and 'A; J. Legg. ' From these firms the Commons purchases through agents who visit here weekly and who are direct representatives of the firms. A small portion of the meat supply is also obtained, it is said, of Armour & Co. through the Hoyt company, of this city. P. J. Holder stated that the accounts of the number of men who had left the Commons on account of the raise were exceedingly exaggerated. "Divide it by ten and you will have it nearer the truth," he said. He showed the book signed by the members of the Com mons and showing the list of names of those who had given notice of intention to leave on the 15th. "Each week," he said, "about one page is taken up with names of the floating members who come and go right along. This week there is a page and a half. Above the regular floating change there are be tween twenty-five and thirty-five who have left solely on account of the raise." 1 . The prices of the meats, according to Major Tllson, have been raised all round to assist ; in making up the amount the Commons is running be hind. ; "In some instances," he said, "it is admitted that more Is being charged for the meats than they cost. This is because of the attempt to make up the needed increase in receipts."- Steps should be taken to inquire into the dealings of the representatives of the meat houses with the management to determine whether or not Manager Smoke has been deceived by the sales men and has been sold inferior goods at the price of those of the best qual ity. It is a well-known fact that such methods are sometimes employed by salesmen to their own advantage. , JAPAN AND TURKEY Stumbling Block to Former's Ambition to Create nn Embassy, Constantinople, May 12. The pour parlers by wjilch Japan is seeking to establish diplomatic relations with Turkey and the location of a Japanese ambassador at Constantinople have en countered a rather serious stumbling bleck., Japan wishes to be treated on the same footing as the great powers of Europe with respect to the "capitu lations" by which Turkey gives foreign powers certain supervision over her in ternal affairs, including schools, mis- slcns, consular courts, etc. The porte is firmly opposed to conceding these privileges, to Jaan, as all the efforts of Turkey within recent years have aimed at the restriction, and ultimata abolition of these privileges to foreign Dowers. On the surface there are no indica tions that any of the European powers at? actively -opposing the establishment of a Japanese embassy at Constantino ple, but It is by no means Improbable that certain powers would find it in their interest to intrigue against the project. It is obvious that the presence of a Japanese diplomatic representative would naturally tend to strengthen the position of the British ambassador in view of the Anglo-Japanese alliance. Grnnd Duke Nicholas Weds. Yalta, May 12 Grand Duke Nicholas Nlcholaievitch was married here to-day to Princess Anastasla of Montenegr-o, . NOT IN WRECK. Carleton E. Hoadley and W. A. Durajat Safe. Charleton E. Hoadley and William A. Durant, two well known New Ha ven men, were, it was feared, in the wreck on the Southern Pacific railroad at Fonda, Saturday afternoon, but in formation received by the Courier from the homes of Messrs. Hoadley and Durant announces that they are be lieved to be safe and that they were not on the 111 fated 'train. It was stated last evening that the men had left Los Angeles for San Francisco. Mrs. Hoad ley had received a telegram to that effecj. He was to have left Los An geles on the 10th. Messrs. Hoadlev and Durant were the delegates from Pyra mid Temple, this city, to the Los An geles convention of the Shriners. The other delegates from the state were John M. Hawley of Bridgeport and J. W. Porter of Danbury. MUMPS EPIDEMIC. Children Sick In AH Parts of City and Suburbs. Mumps has broken out and spread all over this city, West Haven, Westvllle and East Haven, The attendance at the schools has decreased, both among those who have the disease and those whose parents fear they will get it. The disease Is very contagious but not serious for children. Several stu dents who have taken the disease are seriously ill at their homes. PRES. TUCKER RESIGNS ILL HEALTH THE CAUSE Stress of Work Becomes Too Much for Head of Dartmouth. Hanover, N. H., May 12. At the col lege vespers this evening the announce ment of the resignation of William Jew ett Tucker as president of the colleg-e was announced to the student body of Dartmouth. Acting President John K. Lcrd said that Dr. Tucker's resigna tion had been mailed to the trustees last night. Dr. Tucker is convinced that because of ill health he will be unable to continue as president. He will leave Hanover at once on leave of absence but will return next fall and continue his duty until a successor has been appointed. After thai Dr. Tuck er plans to remain -in; Hanover, assum ing a lectureship upon the general sub ject of "the formation and expression of public opinion in a democracy,'.' He will doubtless remain also on the board of trustees. ',; ,;';' Ernest M. Hopkins, secretary of the college, gave a statement to-night say ing that "for more than two years it has been an exceedingly exhausting thing at times for Dr. Tucker to meet engagements which involved tubllc speaking, and more recently, at in creasingly frequent intervals, unusual effort of any kind has brought reaction from which recovery has been slow. "The causes have not been plain until within a little time and Dr. Tucker had thought that he could go in full vigor to -the time which he had set for withdrawing from the work, in two or threo years, . Upon his return about tho middle of February, however, from an extended western trip among the alumni associations of the college, during which he was under constant stress of public engagements, he was seized with an attack at uncommon se verity, i Later the last of March he was again subjected to a like attack from which he has not yet recovered, and a weakness of the heart action was re vealed as the cause." TWO VESSELS LOST. Terrific Collision Between American nnd Norwegian Boats. Vineyard Haven, Mass., May 12 As the result of their terrific encounter off East Chop last night, the Norwegian steamer Edda and the American four masted schooner Sagamore rest on the bottom of Nantucket Sound to-day, about two miles apart, awaiting the action of the underwriters, owners and wreckers. The Edda, with her decks Just above water, may be raised from the western edge of Squash Meadow shoal, but the Sagamore, a comparatively new vessel, is likely to remain a menace to navi gation in mid-channel, and in one of the busiest ocean highways of the coast, until she ia broken up by dyna mite, , - That no one was killed in the crash or was carried down when the Saga more foundered ten minutes after sho swung away from tho Edda, seems little short of marvelous. An Immense Increase. Washington, D. C, May 12. That the trade of the United States with Ger many and France will probably reach ending June 30, next, is predicted in a statement issued to-day by the bureau of statistics. This is an increase of $128,000,000 over the previous year. The Uprising in India. Simla, May 12. Lord Kitchener, commander-in-chief of the British force in India, says there is no fear that the seditious movement in India has af fected the native troops. Hnysmans Dead. Paris, May 12.' Joris Karl Huysmans, the celebrated author, is dead. He waa bora ia ISIS. MILITIAMEN AT DIVINE SERYICE Chaplain Lewis of Water bury Preaches to Soldiers at St. Paul's. TRUTH AND FREEDOM. Subject of Sermon Based on Text From St. John's Gospel. It was a military night last evening at St. Paul's church. All the local com-, psnies of the state militia in their;; handsome new dress uniforms wer present to the number of about 400 and, the chaplain of the regiment, the Rev, , John H. Lewis of St John's churoh, Waterbury, who is just completing bis first year as chaplain of the Second regiment, was the preacher of the even ing. ' . :,. ." - The militiamen ... assembled at the ' state armory in Meadow street and thence marched to g Paul's headed -by the band of the regiment. Beaching the church' they -halted while the band played the stirring martial , hymn . '"Adeste Fideles." , The church , choitf then marched in singing the procession al "Onward Christian Soldiers'' and as they passed down the center aisle of thV church the militiamen, headed by tho bearers of the national and state stand- . ards and by Colonel Geddes and ' staff followed them. The soldiers oc cupied the center of the main body 6t : the church The battalion was under , Command of Major John Q. Tllson. A3 soon, as the troops had taken their places the congregation filled the ' church. '' Kev. Mr. Lewis chose as his text St. John vlii, 32, 33: "If ye' continue ia my word ye shall know the truth. And the truth shall make ye free." He said in part:5 . ' ;.- ' w' ' - v ' -TV""" "'The things that led the people in Jesus' time to their opposition to Him was His steadfast, unswerving, consist, ent loyalty to the truth. They ; would not have the truth.. They worshipped . the things that are unessential and cru cified Him because of His devotion, to' the truth. Then they went out to live ,' in their bondage. ' ?TMs aeo, like, the one In which IT lived, is, in a sense, artificial. We pay, too' much attention to the unessential tr. lngs of life. We need freedom froih tho ' tyranny of , things. ,: The .struggle ' to ge the truth should be the' great , aim of life. The occupation of truth , getting is one of tremendous import-, ance. - -:. ;;.-' .-..,' .; ;i ';,' I " "Religion Is the offering of' the tiest man has to the best man knows. That is the simplest definition I ever saw of religion. Religion is the supreme aid to freedom.- "Ninety-nine percent, of our lives is spent in preparation for the crises of life' and we must train and dlscipllna ourselves and be ready for the supreme) moments when they come. The ca pacity to enjoy depends on training and discipline. , We miss a great deal in life if we are not trained and disci plined. The ability to enjoy life is tha mark of a well developed man. Rod has placed us in this world to enjo life. - ?.' "This Is my message to. you this evening, to avoid the danger of becom ing enervated by things. We are going too far with the necessities of, Ufa which we are discovering. Things ara becoming our; masters. ; '.':. "The man without ambition is to.ba pitied. Bu there are two kinds of am bition, one good and the other bad. Tj make the best you can of your life la a good ambition. But it is a bad ambi tion that strives to keep tip with "tha pace set by your neighbor or to sur pass him in the gathering of material wealth. "An energized, free, Christian young man is a great thing. He can do any thing. Rut there is a terrible danger ia the enslaved' youth. We must get free." Preceding his sermon Rev. Mr. Lewis gave thaflks for the preservation of the) Grays In their recent railroad acci dent. ' ' ' :'' ::;'-;-'. The service closed with the singlngf of the recessional hymn, "The Son ot God." The troops then formed and marched back to the armory along Chapel and, Church streets. Twin Trotters In Training. Lexington, Ky., May 12 In training at the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breed ers' association track in this city are twin trotters Star Prodigal and Starless Prodigal. So far as can be learned, they are the only twin trotters ever trained. They are both bays, by Prod igal, dam Kathleen Rogers. With the exception of a star in the forehead of Star Prodigal, they are perfect matches In type of conformation, size and colon. WEATHER RECORD. Washington, May 12 Forecast fop Monday and Tuesday: New England and Eastern New York, fair, warmer Monday and Tuesday; In creasing south winds. Local Weather Report, New Haven, May 12, 1807. ' Temperature 41 4 Wind Direction N.W. S.W. . Wind Velocity 8 12 Precipitation 0 0 fWeather .....Clear. Clean, Minimum temperature 33 Maximum temperature ....52 Minimum last year 42 Maximum last year 64 L. M. TARR, Local Forecaster, U. & Weataor Bureau. '