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TWELVE PAGES TWELVE PAGES VOL LXXI NO 155 NWHAVM, CONK., FRIDAY JUNE 14 1907 PEICE TWO CENTS. mi .tw -i- -.Jm . ih lt rs 7-e t a f MAYOR SCHMITZ FOUND GUILTY Charged With Extorting Money From French Res taurant Keepers of San Francisco. PRISONER UNMOVED AT HEARING VERDICT Crowd Goes Wild With Enthusiasm Over the Outcome of Notable Case. San Francisco, June 13. Mayor Eu Kena E. Schmltz was to-night found guilty of extorting money from keepers of French restaurants In this city. This la the first formal conviction in the anti-graft campaign inaugurated several months ago. Abe Ruef, who was indicted for a similar offense, pleaded guilty to the charges and ap peared ag a witness against Mayor Sdimitz. When the verdict was announced Echmits sat unmoved with his left hand to; his chin. He apparently did not un derstand and asked: "What is it?" "Guilty," said Barrett. Schmltz's hand dropped to the table, but he showed no other signs of emo tion. Judge "Dunne announced that judg ment will be pronounced June 27. Mo tions regarding the case will also be entertained on that date. The jury was out an hour and thirty-Aye minutes. Even before Judge Dunne reached the synagogue, hurried thither by an automobile when the jury was ready to report, nearly a thousand men had gathered in Bush street and were clam oring at the doors. As Judge Dunne entered by a rear way the crowd surg ed into the building from the front. When Foreman Capp said: "Guilty," the silence was broken in a hundred places at once. A long drawn "Ah" rang through the crowd, and there were many cries of "Good." Rudolph Spreckels, whose wealth made possible the whole bribe graft prosecution, was walking swiftly down the right aisle as the sentence fell from the foreman's lips. He sank Into a nearby -seat-as though arrested by some sharp com mand. All over the house people were Jumping up and down, and some of them turned to the strangers at their elbows and thrust out their hands in their en thusiasm in the long looke.d for mo ment and said: "Shake!" The morning of the last day of the mayor's trial was faKen up with At torney Campbell's closing address of the defense. The afternoon was con sumed by Assistant District Attorney Heney In a fierce closing speech for the state. The reading by Judge Dunne of his charge to rthe jury occupied nearly an hour. Throughout all the after noon the unprecedented crowd that filled every seat and nook in the audi ence room and galleries of the syna gogue sat or stood tight wedged, tense and unweary. Judge Dunne, in defining to the Jury what the law means, by a threat in connection with extortion said it must be such a threat as would naturally cause a man of reasonably firm mind to give up his property In fear. He cautioned that a threat in extortion need not be verbal or direct It may be unspoken and merely implied, and yet come within the meaning of the law. He charged that even if Schmita received part of the money paid to Ruef by the French restaurant men, Trot did not know at the time of re ceiving it that It had been paid under threat, the defendant must be acquit ted. WOMAN IN BLUE AGAIN Arrives nt Oyster Boy as President la Unpacking. Oyster Bay,' June 13. President Roosevelt spent the first day of his vacation without, indulging In any of his favorite occupation's for recreation and exercise. Aside from the three Jiours he was occupied with Secretary Loeb in the dispatch of official busi ness, he spent the whole day in un packing, arranging and setting the household belonging which were brought from the White House. No visitors were received. The executive officers to-day received e call from the "Woman in Blue," un derstood to be Mrs. Lucy Lee of Brook lyn. The woman, In blue received con siderable notoriety two years ago. Mrs. Lee arrived on . a late train. She at once made a thorough inspection of the water front and then went to the ex ecutive offices. She contented herself by inquiring after the health of ah her friends and leaving here compli ments to the secret service corps. . Pinal Merger Agreement New York June 13. The final agree ment for the merger of the Equitable Trust company of New York and the Mercantile Trust company was adopted to-day by the board of directors of the two institutions and will be submitted to-morrow to Charles H. Keep.state su perintendent of banks at Albany. Hartford Bns.'ncss Man Dead. Hartford, June 13. Carlos C. Kim ball, senior member of the firm of Kim ball & Parker, died at his home here this afternoon after an illness of sev eral months. RAN INTO AN AUTO. Stamford Motor Cyclist In a Critical Condition. Westport, Conn., June IS. J. A. Lynch of Stamford Is at the Norwalk hospital in a critical condition as a result of a collision with an automo bile, owned It is said and driven by Walter V. Hoyt of New Canaan, and containing besides him his wife and daughter, late to-day. Lynch was on a motorcycle and it is said that in man euvering to pass the ' automobile wbJch was approaching him he ran directly in front of it was knocked to the ground and run over by the car, his chest being badly crush ed in. The cycle was wrecked. Lynch asked to be 'taken to his home in Stam ford but his condition was so critical that it was thought best to take Urn as soon as possible to the hospital at Norwalk. Lynch Is about 21 years old. Mr. Hoyt mopped his machine and re mained there as long as he could be of assistance. TWO LABORERS KILLED Strnck by tlio Plttafleld Express East of Stamford. Stamford, June 13. The Pittsfleld express, west bound, killed two section laborers about half a mile east of the Stamford station on the New Tork, New Haven and Hartford railroad to night. The men are Joseph Crobo, an Italian, and Henry Mlklta, a Pole. The men were working on the railroad and were within about 25 feet of each other. A track worker tried to warn them as they could not see the train which was coming around a curve, but could not do so in time. Both lived in Stam ford. IS BANK PRESIDENT Warren A. Spalding Chosen Head of the National Tradesmens. LEADING PHARMACIST George W. Lewis to the Board Directors. Elected of Lit a meeting of the directors of the National Tradesmens bank held yes terday Warren A. Spalding was elected president of the hand and George W. Lewis was elected a director. The choice of Mr. Spalding for the presidency of this important financial Institution is ponceded to be a very excellent one and directors of the bank seen last evening expressed much sat isfaction that Mr. Spalding had been chosen and that he had accepted the honor. Mr. Spalding's record Is that of a successful, wise, discreet ajid judi cious business man and a citizen of the highest Integrity. He Is well known as the proprietor of one of New Haven's leading and most successful drug stores, and he Is also Interested In vari ous financial institutions. He has been a director of the Tradesmens bank for two years or more. He Is a dlrec- tor and large owner In the Wallingford Gas Lighting company and is promi nently interested lS the Farmington Valley Telephone company, and in va rious corporations in this city, Spring field, Mass., and other places; also is owner of profitable real estate in Le Grande, Ore., and other real estate. He is a trustee of Calvary Baptist church. Mr. Spalding is also demonstrator of pharmacy at Yale. George W. Lewis Is a citizen also of high standing and integrity. He is the head of the firm of Lewis & Maycock, coming to New Haven twenty-one years ago from Buffalo, N. Y where for a number of years he was an accountant in the service of the New York Central railroad. He Is and has been for the last four years a member of New Ha- ven's board of finance, is a director and treasurer of the Thermo-Electrlc Light- ing company of this city, a director of the Organized Charities, one of the di rectors of the Union league, and a di rector of the Malba Land company of this city. He is a member of tha Church of the Redeemer and of New Haven commandcry, Knights Templar. MRS. L. A. BEACH DEAD. Widow of Wllllniu Bench Succumbs to Age at Eighty-two. At her residence, 36 Vernon street, Mrs. Lucy A. Beach died yesterday aft er six months' Illness due to the Infirm ities of age. She was in her eighty third year, and had been a resident of New Haven for sixty years. She was the widow of William G. Beach, who Tnflnv VAnrn a cyrt anA vhn waa fn- a long time a machinist In Whitney avenue. She was born In Monroe, Conn., and all her Immediate relatives, save two greatgrandchildren, Virginia and Allen Beach.l children of Mrs. James M. Beers, widow of her grandson. The funeral will be held at her late residence Saturday afternoon at S o'clock. Violators of Lantern Law. Hartford, June 13. Twenty-one vio lators of the lantern law were before Judge Garvan in the police court to day. All but six pleaded. guilty, and those who pleaded not guilty were fined $5, without costs, with the others. The court gave warning that repetitions of the offense would be punished by se vere penalties. BARBERS VOTE FORA STRIKE Five of the Principal Ton sorial Establishments of the City Are Affected. SPECIAL TAX LAID FOR THE STRIKERS Will Receive Union Wages Through This Means Until They Return to Work. Thls morning all those Journeymen barbers whose shops have refused grant them a half holiday will go on strike following a vote taken at a mass meeting of the Journeymen held Colonial hall. This vote was carried after the men had thrown down a res olution giving the master barbers until Wednesday to further consider the mat ter. The strike order will not affect most of the barbers of the city, the major ity of them having given In to the re quest of the men for a half holiday The principal ones In the center of the city are the ones which have not ac ceded to the demands of the men. Last night at the meeting it was said the only proprietors who hnve not given the half holiday are Joseph Efland of 175 Crown street, Carl A. Johnson of 63 Church street, William Frohlloh of 65 Center street and 1046 Chapel street Grenon Bros, of Elm street, Broadway and Chapel streets and Vincenzo Nlco losl of 748 Chapel street. Tha journeymen will go to these shops this morning and formally state the vote to the proprietors. In the event of the refusal to give the half holiday they Will tako their tools and leave the shops. Out of the 250 barbers belonging to the union 32 are affected A tax of $3 has been levied on each of the members of the union to pay the expenses of the strike and the strikers will be paid at the rate of $12 a week as long as the strike lasts or until they procure other positions. The $12 is considered the average pay of a jour neyman, but In the shops where there 13 to be a strike the tips are said to amount to a considerable sum a week. The meeting last night was consider ably quieter than the one held Monday. Colonial hall offered more room for the men to express their thoughts and two stalwart policemen had been delegated by Chief Wrlnn to remain outside the entrance to stop any trouble which might occur. The voting, instead of the deafening "ayes" and "nays" which shook the roof of the Insurance building Monday; was done In most cases by the men dl vldlng Into sections on either side of the room. Cheers followed the vote no to give the master, barbers until Wednesday for an answer, but after the vote to strike there was no enthu siasm. i HEALTH WIATI. QUARTERLY , MEETING. Fumigation and a Pure Ice Supply the Topics Considered. The regular quarterly meeting of the New Haven County Public Health as sociation was held at the Hotel Garde yesterday. The first session began at 11 a, m.; President Carleton E. Hoad ley calling the meeting to order. Dr. Joseph H. Townsend, of this city, sec retary of the state board of health, read a paper on "Fumigation." Dr. Townsend showed how fumigation may best be carried on, and the need of it. The paper was followed by a vigorous discussion, many of those present tell ing of their experiences. Professor W. H. Brewer, of Yale, president of the state board, gave some interesting facts with regard to the work. The C. B. Dolge Chemical company, of Westport, had two representatives present with samples of fumigating ap paratus and of clothing to be worn while the process Is being carried on. They showed a fine line of goods. A recess was taken for dinner and the delegates took opportunity to par take of one of the fine menus served by Post Myers, of tha Garde. After din ner the session was renewed and the matter of securing a pure ice supply was taken up. The discussion of the SubJectt w" ?e"era1' The best means of protecting streams from which the ice supply is taken was thoroughly out lined to the town health officers pres ent. The meeting was well attended, about sixty being on hand. Among those present were County Health Officers Markham, of Hartford county; Brown, of New London county; Yeomans, of Tolland county, and Hoadley, of New Haven county; Professor Brewer, of Yale; Dr. Townsend, of the state board of health; T. H. MacKenzer, of the state board of health; Dairy Commis sioner John B. Noble and W. H. Wake ly, of Southport. Practically all the town health officers of New Haven, Fairfield, Middlesex, New London and Hartford counties each sent delegations of three members. NEWS SUMMARY. CiGXEItAL New Turn in Merger Case. Mayor Schmltz Found Guilty. Woman In Blue at Ovster 13av. Engine Room s Error Caused Collision, l,auuch Victims Body Found. Taft Before Former Instructor. Relief for French Wine Growers. Last Parade of West Point Class. Arthur E. Appleyard Falls. Senator Hale Convalescing. Severe Earthquake In Chill. Governor Peabody Meets Orchard. Meat Riot in Plnvelnnd. Chamberlain's Condition Shocks Friends STATE..: Monument Unveiled in Fairfield. Bull Chaslnir Autos Naur Wlnsti1 Woman's Baptist Mision In Plantsvtlle row London Alen After NoyeR Place. Two Laborers Killed at Stamford. Motor Cyclist Collides With Auto Vernon Has $6,000 Fire. Lantern Law Violators Fined. Suciety of Colonial Wars Elects. Legislative News on Page Eight. CITY. New President for Tradesmens Bank. Chums In Toils on Theft Charge. Old Home Week Strongly Favored. Troop A's Armory Dedication. Butchers and Grocers' Convention. Teachers' Thanks for Supporters. Barbers Vote for a Strike. Meeting of Health Association. Thought Child Was Lost. Favor Hearinar on firndn (Vosslncq Judge Mathewson Jamestown Delegate, Salary Schedule Before Finance Board. i'.xams. tor Asst. Building Inspector. County Health Association Moets. Benefit Recital for Crittenton Home. SPOUTS. Highlanders Still on the Toboggan. Cleveland Wins at Philadelphia. St. Louis Nationals Win at Home. Chicago Trims Brooklyn i to 2. Cincinnati Drubs the, Phillies. Open Golf Championship nt Philadelphia nruwnies win une aim Jose one. Five Favorites Win at Gravesend. N Y. Yacht Club's Spring Regatta. Yale Afiiln Covers Course. Stahl Benefit Game at Boston. Another Tie in Woman's Golf. Miss Sutton Off Her Game. Brownie Robertson in Lead at Shoot. Miss Bennett a Champion. FAVOR HEARING BY COMMISSION Aldermanic Committee Will . Report for Grade Cross ing -Petition : TO ALDERMEN MONDAY Petition is for City to Re quest Commissioners to Hear Citizens. At the conclusion of a public hear lng held in city hall last evening the aldermanic committee on railroads and bridges decided to make a favorable re port to' the board next Monday evening on the request of Henry Donovan that the city ask the state railroad com mlssloners to hold a public hearing In this city on the abolition of the various grade crossings here and of several citizens for a hearing on the abolition of tha Shelton avenue crossing. The petition for a temporary foot path across the cut at Woostcr street will be left over for the opinion of the corporation counsel, who is to be ask ed in regard to the right of parties to block vp the street at that point. It is stated that the street has been block ed so that a foot bridge would be of little value unloss changes are made and the committee desires to know whether the parties have a right to block the street as has been done. The Wooster street matter was tak en up first, but no one was present to speak on it so It was laid over. After the other two petitions had been heard two persons appeared for the first pe tition and were briefly heard. Ex-Alderman Donovan opened on be half of his petition for the lowering of the tracks and bridging thorn. He told of the danger resulting from the grade crossings, claimed that the trains at tiroes went at 60 to 60 miles an hour up there; that the crossings were un guarded at night and that protection was necessary. While the alterations were in progress he thought there should be temporary safeguards and said that gates were good things al though there were better devices. He mentioned among these the derailing switch by which no trolley car can cross a railroad track until the conduc tor releases a lever on the track. Alderman Loos and a number of Ninth ward citizens spoke briefly in favor of the abolition of grade cross ings and the desire to have a public hearing before the railroad commis sioners. ENGINE ROOM'S ERROR. Ofllcinl Report on Collision of Torpedo Boats. Washington, June 13. The following dispatch from Commandant Berry at the Norfolk navy yard, regarding the collision between the torpedo boats Whipple and Blakely came to the navy department late this afternoon: 'Whipple rammed Blakely coming to wharf cutting completely Into the after fire room, driving tho Blakely against the seawall and flattened in her bow. Whipple uninjured. Tha accident due to errors in engine room, going ahead full speed when signaled to back." Senator Hale Convalescing. Baltimore, June IS. Senator Hale of Mains, who is a patient at Johns Hop kins hospital here was reported to-day to be making steady progress towards recovery. His attendants stated that It is expected he will be able to leave the Institution next week. Senator Hale wont to Johns Hopkins hospital about two weeks ago for a surgical operation. NEW TURN, IN MERGER CASE Attorney General Bonaparte Asks for a Record qf the Hearing in Boston. TO BE PERUSED BY FEDERAL ATTORNEYS Statement Made by Mellen and His Correspondence With Guild Also Asked. Boston, June 13. Attorney General Bonaparte has requested that a copy of the record of the hearing held on the proposed merger of the Boston and Maine railrAad with the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, be fore the legislative committee here this week be sent to Washington for perus al by the legal authorities of the gov ernment. The request was made of Chairman Faxon of the committee to day. The request specified that the state ment made by President C. S. Mellen of the New Haven system, and his corre spondence with Governor Guild about tho merger be included in the matter sent to Washington. No reason was given for the request and there was much speculation about it at the state house. The general opinion seemed to bo that the records were desired for the purpose of ascertaining whether the proposition bears any relation to the Northern Securities case. It was recalled to-day that Guv A. Ham, first assistant United States dls trict attorney, was present at the state house hearing last Tuesday when Pres ldont Mellen and President Lucius Tut tie of the Boston and Maine road ap prared before the committee. Mr. Ham declined to-day to discuss the case or the request from Washington. EXECUTIVE SESSION. Committee Disagrees on Guild's Mes sage on Merger. Boston, Juha U.-Tho legislative com. mlttee on railroads met in executive session at the state house to-day ti consider Governor. Culld's special mes sage on the proposed merger of the Boston and Maine and New York,-New Haven & Hartford railroads. Attorney General Malone and Chairman Jackson of the railroad commission were closet ed with the committee. Shortly before 1 o'clock the attorney general and Chairman Jackson left the committee room, and for a few min utes the members of the committee dis cussed the situation In a general way. It was found that no agreement could bo reached at the time, and so the com nilttoe adjourned until 10 o'clock to morrow, when another executive ses sion will be hold. BEFORE CITY FISANC'ERS NEW SALARY SCHEDULE Board of Education Loses No Time in Putting It Before Other Board. The board of education Is losing no time in getting the announcement of Its new salary schedule before the board ot finance. Yesterday morning lie communication from the former board detailing the new salary sched ule, together with the sums of extra money which will be required to put it Into effect before JanuaVy 1, if the board of finance should be able to ac complish it, was presented to the city clerk, Edward Street, and at the board of finance meeting In the afternoon the communication was read. It was then laid on the table until next week's meeting, when the firemon's application for Increase In-pay will also come up again. A note from William H. Haokett, president of the Teachers' league, ask ing whether the board would hold a public hearing on the petition of ths teachers for salary increase on the evening of Jnne 20. was received. The board was uncortain as to whether the letfr was intended as a request for a hearing or simply as a request for In formation as to the Intentions of the board. The action of the board will be communicated to Mr. Hackett, and if a request for a public hearing Is made one will probably be set for a later date. A delegation of Ninth ward citizens was heard in favor of the building of an assembly hall In the new Ivy street school building now In course of con struction. The citizens obtained the recommendation of the board of edu cation for the project last Friday night, and ths board of finance was informed that $10,666 would be required for the work. Those who spoke for the assembly hall were Samuel R. Avis, Judge Shel don, Dr. Young, Ralivh Pagter, John H. Barlow and S. H. William. No action was taken at the meeting on this mat ter. Can't Have Mnnclpal Ice Plant. Boston, June 13. Governor Guild's eto of the bill permitting the city of Holyoke to establish a municipal ice plant was sustained in the lower branch of ths legislature this afternoon by a vote of 61 to 113. MEET FACE TO FACE. Former Governor Peabody, Whom Or chard Sought to Kill, Extends Hand. Boise, June . 13. Former Governor Peabody and Harry Orchard met face to face in the office of J. H, Hawley for a few minutes after the recess to-day. Orchard, while plainly nervous from the strain of the morning's examina tion, had recovered his eauanlmlitv and was speaking to one of the men who had accompanied him from the courthouse, when the governor entered. Orchard recognized him at once. As Mr. Peabody approached the man who had hunted him for a vear seeklner an opportunity to kill, Orchard's fa.ee cnangea. tie shrank back and trem bled. The former governor smilingly held out his hand, saying: "How are you, Orchard?" Orchard broke down completely. He said: "I am ashamed to look at you, sir; I am ashamed to speak to you." The governor reassured him In a few words and Orchard replied: "I am thankful that I did not kill vou and am spared the thought of that crime." 3,000 FIRE. Alfred O. Tlirall of Vernon Center Only Partly Insured. Rockville, June 13. Two large barns, a large tobacco shed, and ice house and several smaller sheds attached to the barn and their contents of hay, grain, straw and farming implements, belonging to Alfred O. Thrall were to tally burned to-night. The place was located In Vernon Center about three miles from Rockville. The fire orlgl nated in the tobacco shed which was partially filled with hay and is thought to have been of Incendiary origin. The barns were located near the tobacco shed but all the live stock was taken out. The loss , is estimated at about $6,000, with partial insurance. ASSAULTJSTORY. Fierce Attack by the De fense on Orchard's Story. BRADLEY POISONING. Prisoner's Testimony Cor roborated by Witnesses for State. Boise, Idaho, June 18. The men who are battling to save the life of William O. Haywood and the good name of the Western Federation of Miners made their greatest assault upon Harry Orch ard to-day, when carrying the review by cross-examination of his life of crime down to his confession, they, bit terly assailed his guiding motives. Sii days they spent in stripping him be fore the jury of every shred of morality and then, suddenly turning upon him in final fierce attack, they fought with evory means known to the legal craft to convince the jury that Orchard was committing a crime of falsely swear ing away the lives of innocent men In the hope of saving his own. They car rfed their attack to the very language with which the witness answered their questions and everywhere they alleged by forceful implication that It was put into his mouth by men controlling him. This series of quickly delivered at tacks gave to the trial amid scenes centering around the high witness chair in Judge Wood's court a depth of dramatic intensity, a compelling hu man interest that gripped anl held every man and woman who watched and listened. Immediately Orchard left the stand the state began the corroboration of the Bradley poisoning story. Mrs. Sa die Swan, who as Miss Sadie Bell was a maid in the Bradley home at Silver Creek; the milkman who sold the milk that was poisoned, and P. L. McCreary, the chemist who analyzed the poisoned milk, carried the revolting tale of the discovery, because of its bitterness, that the milk was poisoned, to the analysis that showed from forty to sixty grains of strychnine in a quart of it. Mrs. Swan Identified Orchard and connected him with the house. They all confirmed the date as within three or four days of the explosion, and Mrs. Swan swore that she opened the front door to get the morning pa per a few minutes before ths explosion and saw nothing on tha steps. There will be further testimony as to the Bradley incident to-morrow. COMPLAINT DISMISSED. G. W. Perktn of J. P. Morgan A Co, Freed from One Charge. New York, June 18. A epecial grand jury which is dealing with the insur ance cases, returned a finding this aft ernoon dismissing the complaint against George W. Perkins in connec tion with dealing In the bonds of .the International Mercantile Marine com pany. Mr. Perkins, member ot the firm of J. P. Morgan & Company and former vice-president of the New York Life Insurance company is under six indict ments now in connection with insur ance transactions. The complaint to day Alleged forgery In the third degree. The grand jury'3 return simply bore the endorsement "dismissed." Cnuscd Pnnlo Among Trope. Kingston, Jam., June 13. Although the earthquake here to-day did no damage to property, It caused a panlo among the troops stationed at Port Royal and several men sustained in juries in a dash for the, open. STRONGLY PAYOR OLD ME WEEK Resolutions Adopted by Ex ecutive Committee of the Business Men's Association. WOULD MAKE IT PERMANENT EVENT Will Ask Mayor to Call a Meeting of Committees From a Number of Organizations. The executive committee of the New Haven Business Men's association met for the regular monthly session last evening. The matter vf n nw TXnm week for New Haven was the main . piece or business taken up by the com- mlttee. The members considered the idea a good one and th iviiiwt, resolutions indicative of their opinion'' were adopted': "Resolved, That this association fa vors an Old Home week celebration during the month of Jnne, 1908, and that it invites all other organisations ' in New Haven to join an effort to that end. "Resolved, That the president appoint a committee of five' of which he shall ' be one to co-operate with committees ; from other organizations which fawr the project. "Resolved, That the New Haven' Business Men's association request Mayor Studley to take uch action a will result in the holding of a general meeting of delegates, appointed by all New Haven organizations. ivtr mill. '. tary, religious and educational, the pur pose oi wnicn meeting shall be the per fecting of a permanent Old Home week: organization." The report of the' committee on the teachers petition for Increased salary '' was received and accepted. The report as before stated, favors the maintain ing of a neutral attitude by the as sociation. ! ' Considerable discussion took place over the bill which has bean favorably reported by the committee on publlo health and safety, to the state house of represent tires, regarding the equip- ment of all elevators in the state with opening in the top and a kit of tools -. for the safety of passengers. Taking the view that. the appliances were al together unnecessary and that in many cases would require the Installation of new elevators the committee put itself on record as opposed to the bill and instructed the secretary to write to all the representatives from New Haven asking 'them to oppose. . v The report of Attorneys Iabell and Booth, the collectors, for the associa tion reported claimes received during May as $1,666.18 with collections of $611.!(8 made. A vote was adopted giving the mat ter of arrangements for a summer out- ' ing for the organization over to tha entertainment committee for action. ; 1 SECURITY INS. CO. Resnmee Payment of Dlvidendi! Gratis tying News to Stockholder. The Security Insurance company yes terday declared a dividend of 1 1-2 per cent, payable July 1 to stockholders of record June 15. The books ' will ba closed from June IB to July 1. , The declaration of this dividend is of special interest as it makes the re sumption of dividend disbursements by this established and progressive New Haven financial Institution a, resump tion which is very gratifying, occurring as it does in a little over a year slnca it. in common with insurance compan ies generally received a severe blow by losses occasioned by the San Francisco fire The company's loss by that fire was $412,000, but it will be 1 seen that it has again become a prosperous Insti tution. The present dividend is at the rate of 7 per cent, per annuam as com pared with the 8 per cent, paid on the stock on the former basis. The announcement can but be pleas ing to the company's stockholders, es pecially as it comes so soon after such, a disaster. It will be also gratifying to our citizens who take pride in the pros perity of our home finanalal instltu tions. ONE BODY RECOVERED Coxmraln of Mtnneeota'a Launch Found Floating at Norfolk. Norfolk, Va., June IS. The body of Coxswain Robert H. Dodson of tha battleship Minnesota's ill fated launch which, with its eleven occupants, six midshipmen and five seamen, went to the bottom of Hampton Roads . In the darkness of Tuesday night, was found floating m tha Roada to-day and to night reports were circulated but al most immediately denied, that the oth er bodies had been recovered. Hra. HUUtonao's Condition. The condition of Mrs WHliam Hlll hotise, who is critically ill at her Hill- . house avenue residence, while critical was reported as comfortable as oould ba expected under the circamstanoes lost evenlngt Pa B. H. Cheney is in attend' a nee. WEATHER RECORD. Washington, June 13. 190T, Foreoast for Friday and Saturday: For Eastern New York: Showers Friday, cooler in Interior; Saturday partly cloudy) light variable winds. For New England: Unsettled weath er, probably showers. Friday; Saturday fair; fresh southwest wlada.