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PAGES . SIXTEEN PAGES VOL LXXI NO 15 NEW HAVEN, CO., SATURDAY JU3sTE 15 3.907 PBICE TWO CENTS. TAFT'S ILLNESS NOTJERIOUS Recovers From Attack of Acute Indigestion and Attends a Dollar . Dinner. DOCTORS ADVISE HIM TO STAY AWAY Makes an Apology for Cut ting Short His Speech and Then Leaves , "the Hall. ' St. Paul, Minn., June 14. After re covering from an attack of acute indi gestion, the result of a long series of banquets,, Secretary of "War William H. Taft to-night braved a dollar dinner to which he sat down at the Audito rium with 2,000 diners whom he had kept waiting from 6 until 7:45 In order to recover from the illness that attack ed him during the afternoon at Fort Snelling where he had reviewed the troops. When the secretary reached the banquet hall, looking somewhat pale, but smiling as he strode down the long lino of 2,000 banqueters under the gaze of- 2,000 other persons seated In the box es and balconies, the diners and specta tors arose and cheered lustily. The banquet, except for the visit to Fort Snelllhg, was the only function the sec retary attended. 1 Secretary Taft could not begin his dinner speech for some moments be cause of prolonged cheering by the vast audience. While. standing, it was plain ly evident from his manner that he felt weak. Perspiration stood but on his forehead, but his voice was strong so that he was heard in all parts of the auditorium. He said: It has come to be my portion to re ceive the hospitality of a great many people, from those in the Philippines, many hundreds of miles away; from Panama, Cuba, Porto 'Rico, and to have run , the risk of several winters in Washington, but If has remained for me to surrender to the Twin, Cities of the North. '.;.,,., Seriously, the condition in which I find myself to-night is my own fault and I oan refer to Archbishop Ireland here for the truth of the saying: "That you may bray ' a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestel and his foolishness will not depart from him." I don't know whether that is the St. James or the Douay version, ut the substance Is correct. The fact is that I caught cold and added to my Indis position by eating too heartily of the cheer provided for me at various plac es during my present trip and I am confronted" with a weakness that I ought not to confess. I ought not to be here now, but a desire to come and wit ness this wonderful gathering over came the advice of doctors. The secretary then reviewed the his tory of the 'Panama canal from the ex pedition sent , out ( by Charles V, 400 years ago, down to the present day. He also told of the work done and do ing by the, United States, saying that at the present rate of working, we ought to complete the canal in four years but that If we completed the work in seven years we would do well. After a few words of excuse for cut ting his address short, Secretary Taft said goodbye. Before the cheering had subsided he was out of the door and in an automobile on his way to the home of J. C. Hill. DISLOCATED KNEE. Wllllnm Rogers Has Falnfnl Accident TU rough Uncontrollable Hone. As the result of the unmanageable ness of the horse which he was driving William F. Rogers of 27 Prospect street; Hlghwood, became the victim of a painful accident at Savin Rock last night Rogers drove down to the shore in a carriage and hitched his horse at Grove street near the Sea View. The horse became frightened by a passing automobile, broke the hitch and dash ed off up the street He turned Into Beach street and started up that thor oughfare. . Policeman Clinton of the West Haven department went in an au tomobile in pursuit and overtook it at Bavin avenue. He was brought back and hitched in front of the Sea View hotel. A couple of hours later, about mid night, Rogers .started to go home. When he approached the horse he appeared uneasy and restive, and after unhitch ing him he suddenly started up again. Rogers attempted to control the horse by holding to the reins when In some manner he was caught between the hitching post and the wagon. The knee Joint of his right leg was dislocated by the accident. Rogers was taken into the Hotel Sea view and Dr. C. A. Be van of Main street, West Haven, was called. He at tended him and after doing what he could for the injury Rogers was sent to his home in Highwood in a carriage. The carriage Rogers was driving Is owned by Louis Crawford of 85 Dixwell avenue. Striking SMI Carpenters., A meeting of the striking mill car penters was held in Union hall on Or ange street last night. The men are out for a nine-hour day. It was stated after the meeting that there was no thing to give out. Another meeting swill be held Monday night ATTEMPTED MUTINY. Situation at Sebastopol Is Again Ex tremely Serious. Sebastopol, June 14. Details of the attempted mutiny of the Black Sea fleet are difficult to obtain. A repeti tion of the Potemkine mutiny in the middle of 1905, by the battleships Si nope and Tria Svlatltella was only pre vented by the fact that the rifles -and cutlasses of the crew were so strongly fastened up in the arm racks, the keys of which were in the captain's hands, that the mutlners were unable to gain possession of them. Both battleships have arrived here and landed thirty of the ringleaders of the mutiny. The position here is extremely seri ous. The governor-general cf the pro vince and the commander of the Black Sea fleet have both issued proclama tions to ten effect that all disorders will be rigorously suppressed and that the military forces will be UBed if necessary. PANAMA BONDS. Secretary of Treasury Says There Is No Necessity for Issue. Washington, June ll Secretary Cor telyou has definitely decided and so an nounced to-day that there Is, at pres ent, no necessity for an issue of Pana ma bonds. The matter therefore may be regarded as settlrd at least for sev eral months. The $30,000,000 4 per cent, bonds which will mature July 2 will be redeemed In full on and after that date, the $30,000,000 government depos its which were Called from the national depository banks last Wednesday being used for that purpose. LAKE FOR PARK. Henry F. English Offers One for Edgewood to Cost $5,000. HIS OFFER IS ACCEPTED Work is to be Commenced Soon and May be Com pleted This Year. In a report made to the park com mission at Its session last evening,, the Edgewood 'park committee made the announcement that Henry F. English had made to the commission the gen erous offer to construct In Edgewood park a lake to add to the beauties of that spot. The gift is conditioned on the park commission's substitution, for the present entrance to the park from Stanley street, of a new one from Chapel street, and also the construction of a new concrete bridge over the sunken road near the Chapel street en trance to replace the present wooden bridge. The proposed park lake will cost $5,000 and will be built near West river on the Chapel street side of the park at what is now a marshy, low lying spot. The lake Will cover three acres. ' ' The commission vote to accept the offer and the work, It is expected, will be started very shortly. It la hoped 'to have it completed before the end of the year. A vote of thanks was extended to Mr. English for his generous offer. The committee on West Rock park applied to the commission for authority to proceed with the cutting off of the boulder and gelling It, which has been asked for some time, as soon as the aldermen have agreed to It. It Is ex pected that the aldermen will give the permission shortly, and the committee desires authority of the board to go ahead, when the permission IS given, without tot a full meeting, which may not take place until autumn. Superintendent of Parks Gustave X. Amryhn was granted permission to at tend the meeting of park superintend ents at Toronto in August. VETERAN LEGISLATORS Assemble on Mr. Albln's Farm and Hare Good Time. Westport June 14. Grand Army veterans of former general assemblies and the present one had a pleasant re union In the grove on the farm of Rep resentative Albln to-day, at which a clambake was served, and addresses were made by Governor Woodruff and others. Rain fell heavily all the after noon, but the veterans stayed at the tables. until the last response had been made. The speakers ' were sheltered under umbrellas. Representative Ed t.ard Grlswold of Guilford, president of the association, presided, and war songs were sung at intervals. , Governor Woodruff, who had earlier spoken to the school children of Westport on the lessons of Flag day, responded to "Our State." Lieutenant Governor Lake spoke for the senate, and Speaker Tilson for the house. The other responses were by Judge A. B. Beers of Bridgeport for "Our eVterans," F. R. D. Dey of West port for "Our Flag," E. C. Birge for "Our Town." T. C. Dearnes for "Our Schools," R. W. Post, for, "Our Indus tries,' and Rev. J. B. Doolittle, the house chaplain, for "Our Hosts." Paris Balloon Bace. Paris, June 14. Three of the nine balloons which ascended from the grounds of the Aero club here June 13 descended in the department of Tonne. The last heard of the others was that they were traveling towards Switzer land, BARBERS ARE OUTOH STRIKE Journeymen Turn Down the Compromise Offered by the Proprietors of Shops. STAND FIRM FOR HALF HOLIDAY Employers Late in the Af ternoon Closed Places of Business and Sides ' Disagreed. Some two thousand years ago Caesar while invading Gaul sent a notice to Dlvlciacus, one of the Gallic chieftains, to come and treat witn him regarding peace. The proud barbaric leader sent ' back the message, "If Diviclacus wished to see Caesar he would go to him, 1 Caesar wishes to seo Diviclacus he must come to him:" Last evening after the journeymen barbers had been meeting for several hours they roceived a notice from the master barbers, who had been meeting at the Tontine all day, that they were willing to meet a committee of the Journeymen at the hotel. The journey men sent back Diviclacus' response and a committee consisting of William Prolich, P. W. Neumann, H. C. Schnei der, M, G: Bitter went to Colonial hall where they met the grievance commit tee of the journeymen, Giaclnto Grleco, John Nardi, Emll Gerlske, Charles E. Schreck and J. P. Shepard. At the conference which followed the master barbers offered to close the shops every Friday night at 6 o'clock and to keep closed all day on legal holi days unless those days should fall' on Saturday or Monday. They refused to make further concessions than these and left the hall. , Immediately the journeymen went into executive session and voted not to accept the terms offered by the master barbers and the grievance committee ordered that the strike continue until the demands are granted. ' This morning the journeymen, about forty of whom are affected will go to the shops where they are employed and, will not go to work if the master bar bers refuse the terms. They will take down the union signs and with their tools will withdraw to Colonial hall. This will undoubtedly happen as the master barbers decided last night If .he men will take the terms offered they can return, otherwise not. The journeymen barbers in the af fected shops were shut out yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, when the mas ter barbers closed their places of busi ness. Yesterday morning the men had all promised to come around and see ftvhat answer the master barbers would Anally give them. The master barbers were not in evidence and kept away all the morning. The proprietors met at the Tontine, but were unable to reach a final agreement, and at 4 (Continued on Second Page.) MISSING LAUNCH FOUND. OFFICIALLY REPORTED Several Bodies Recovered But Number Not Yet Known. Washington, Juno 14. Official notice of the finding of the battleship Min nesota's ill-fated launch, which went to the bottom of 'Hampton Roads with eleven occupants on Monday night was received by the navy department to night In a message from the com mander of the Atlantlo fleets The des patch says the launch waa grappled by the dragging party and. that the launch was expected to be raised to night. Several bodies were found but "on account of the oonflncd space," their number could not be counted. The location of the discovery of the launch Is thus described in the despatch. WANT MR. MELLEN. His Presence Desired Before Massa chusetts Committee. Boston, June 14. An order request ing the presence of President Charles S. Mellen, of the New Haven road, be fore the legislative committee on rail roads, to answer any questions that may be put to him by any citizen, or attorney representing any citizen, In connection with the pending legislation on the consolidation of the New Tork, New Haven and Hartford and the Bos ton and Maine railroads, was offered in the Massachusetts house of representa tives to-day by Representative D. J. Buckley, of Boston. Speaker Cole, however, refused to have the order read or placed before the house under the rule giving the speaker three days In which to consid er all papers. Francis Murphy 111. Los Angeles, June 14. Francis Mur phy, temperance advocate, is seriously ill at his home with a complication of ailments, and his physicians are In doubt about the probable outcome of the case. NEWS SUMMARY. GENERAL Taft's Illness Not Serious. Dissolution of Russian Duma. Conference at Hague To-day. . Minnesota's Missing Launch Found. State Holds Up Orchard. No Issue of Panama Bonds. Fresldent Stormbound at Oyster Bay. Mutiny at Sebastopol.. - , Norway Rejects Universal Suffrage. Eruption of Stromboli Occurs. Danish Monarchs in Paris. STATE. ' Veteran Legislators at Westport. Postofflce at Storrs College. C. T. A. Field Day at Naugatuck. Waterbury Woman Burned to Death. States Showing at Jamestown. . TorrlngtOn Man Sues New Havener. CITY. Mellen Makes Curt Answer. Barbers Out on Strike. Man's Knee Dislocated by Horse. Derby Avenue Site Will Pass. H. F. English Offers Lake for Park. Carpenter's Intoxication Costly. . No Burglars Yet Captured, Contract Let for New Sanitarium. Slight Fire in Lafayette Street. Yale Republican Club Election. Fire in Vunderbllt Hall. Teachers Want Public Hearing. Crown Street Bridge Approved. Decline Troop A'f Invitation. Mrs. Hillhouse's Funeral Monday. Regimental Shoot .To-day. SPORTS. Yale Covers the Four Mill's Again. Harvard Makes the Covirae in 22:46. Brownies Downed in Ten-Inning Game. Twelve Innings at NorwU'h. Hartford Loses to Springfield. Alabama Downed by Tufts Two Favorites Win at Gravesend. Pell Winner in Tennis Singles. Miss Sutton Wins In England. Mies Adams Wins Eastern Golf. Boston Women Win at Atlantic City. Washington G. S. Challenge. No Columbia Football. Baseball in All the Leagues. DERBY AVENUE SITEJ0LL PASS Board of Aldermen Whipped Into. Line for the Measure. ACTION MONDAY NIGHT Probably Not More Than '- Two Members Will Vote V Against It. The principal event, from the stand point of public interest, that will come before the board of aldermen at the meeting on Monday night will be the second reading and final action on the Derby avenue Bite for the contagious disease hospital. That there will bo any very warm contest over this mat ter seems improbable now. The sup porters of the Derby avenue site have been working hard all week to attain their aim Its passage and, barring any unexpected shifts of position over to-morrow, the site will be overwhelm ingly adopted. In fact,-at present writ ing, it is probable that not more than couple of aldermen will withhold their votes from the1 affirmative,! the remainder, it was stated last night, having been whipped into line. There is always, of course, the possibility of a slip-up in arrangements, but in the present case such a chance Is very un likely. A petition will also come up from the board of education stating that it has been unable to secure, at a rea sonable sum, a desirable site for the new school building in the Wooster sub-district, and asking that in conse quence thereof the board vote to have the city take the property by the right of eminent domain. The property In question Is numbered 111, 116 and 117 Greene street. FIRE IN VANDERBILT. Slight Blase Follows Return from Sen iors' Banquet. The Are department was called out at 2:59 o'clock this morning by a fire in 42 Vanderbllt hall. The room was Occupied by P. W. Moore who, it is thought, fell asleep while smoking and set the bed on Are. The bed, the car pets, the woodwork and the curtains were badly burned, but Moore was not hurt. CONTRACT GIVEN CUT. ELM CITY SANATORIUM Charles W. Murdock to do the Mason and Carpen- , ter Work. The general contract, covering the mason and carpenter work for the new Elm City Sanatorium corporation build ing to be located on the corner of Park and Oak streets, was yesterday award ed to Charles W. Murdock, his bid be ing in the neighborhood of $60,000. It is being built for Dr. Skinner, and Is from designs by L. W. Austin. It will b5 four stories in height and have fifty rooms In all. The building when finish ed will cost in the neighborhood of $100,000 and the contract call for it completion within a year. Rejects Universal Suffrage. Christlonia, June 14. The Norwegian Parliament to-day rejected by 73 to 47 votes the bill providing uniVersal suf frage for women, but adopted by a vote of 96 to 25 a bill granting the franchise on the same condition as in the case of municipal elections, namely that women themselves, or their nus bands In order to be entitled to vote, must have paid taxes for a year. WASTE OF LATHER TO SHAYE AN ASS Mr. Mellen's Comment When Asked Concerning Recent Charge of Rev. Mr. Macfarland. RECALLS AN OLD SPANISH PROVERB Pastor Asks a Plain Ques tion of the Editor and Receives a Plain Answer. President Mellon of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad on being asked last evening by a Journal . and Courier representative what he ! thought of the Rev. Charles S. Mac- farland's remarks before the General Association of Connecticut in this city latt Tuesday evening apropos of he, Mellen, being the "conscience of the state of Connecticut," said he did not propose to make any comment. j The situation presented put him, he said, in mind of the Spanish proverb which he encountered in a southwest ern experience and which was to the ef fect "that It was a waste of lather to , shave an ass." The statement cred'ted to Mr. Mae- farland and printed In this paper last Wednesday follows: "The Connecticut commonwealth is living under the conscience of Charles S. Mellen, and that ministers and re- j formers have a great field In Connec ticut, where the majority of the upper house of the legislature is so controlled by the New Haven road that no reform measure can pass through this session." Yesterday the following letter was received from Mr. Macfarland, who was formerly of this city, but is now of South Norwalk: South Norwalk, June 14, 1907. To Editor of the Journal and Courier: I have read with Interest your editor ial with reference to my recent address to the General Association of Connec ticut at New HaVen, in which you ex press pain and surprise at my incident al and illustrative reference with rela tion to the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, and Its influence on legislation. , I do not think you make yourself quite so clew as I did, and I should like to ask you to give an exallclt an swer to this duestlon: Do you declare your belief that the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad has not exercised an undue and excessive influ ence in obtaining and preventing legis lation? Sincerely yours, CHARLES 3. MACFARLAND. The fault which the Rev. Mr. Macfar land attributes to The Journal and Courier, that . of literary obscurity, would appear to attach to his letter to the editor. He leaves us in doubt as to what period of the railroad com pany's history he refers. If he means (Continued on Second Page.) THREATENJSIC STRIKE. 3,000 MEN MAY GO OUT. New Haven Road Line From Boston to Providence Affected. Boston, June 14. "Unless the strike of the 250 trackmen on the Providence division of the New Tork, New Haven and Hartford railroad Is settled by Sun day next, we shall call out the 3,000 rail road laborers employed long the Una from Boston to Providence," said Dom inic D. Alessandro, organizer of the Railroad Laborers' union at a special meeting of the laborers here to-night. The men have been working ten hours a day for $1.50 and struck for a nine hour work day at $1.75. AleBsandro left for New York late to night to confer with representatives of the unions of trackmen from Provi dence, New London, New Haven, Stam ford and New Tork city. JAPAN PRESS WARNS. Patience of That Country Not Without Limit. Toklo, June 15. As expected, the comment of the press this morning on the consular report regarding the San Francisco Incident Is not startling. The Hlchl Nlchl says: "Japan's pa tience has befln tried on several occa sions, and she has always shown, the power of self-restraint under the most strained conditions, but her patience is not without limit." The official advice to journalists to exercise moderation in commenting on the American question Is thought to be most timely in preventing public prej udice against America. This is important, as the occasion of Secretary Taft'a expected visit here Is looked on as significant and Is certain of the heartiest reception because of the belief that It will strengthen the position of Japan In Korea and will add further strength towards Insuring peace in the Far East FIRE IN LAFAYETTE ST. Merchandise In Cellar of Dwelling Pro duces Lively Blase. Fire amidst a mass of boxes and merohandise stored In the front part of the cellar at 72 1-2 Lafayette street, called out engines L 7, 11 and 12. yes terday afternoon at 3:35 o'clock. The call was sent in from box 122. The fire was confined in the cellar but a large volume of smoke filled the rooms above and for a time it looked as if the front rooms on the first floor would suffer some damage. There was no one at home when the Are occurred. The house la occupied by F. E. Phillips and is owned by Glazer, Chain and Drazen. The damage was small. , C. T. A. FIELD DAY. Rubber City Gay With Decorations in Honor of Visitors. Naugatuck, June 14. Naugatuck Is gay with decorations and holiday at tire in honor of the annual state pa rade and field day of the Catholic To tal Abstinence union of Connecticut, which will be held here to-morrow. The parade promised to be one of the largest ever held in the state by this organiza tion and will comprise some thirty so cieties and nine prettily decorated floats. Four bands and several drum corps will take part and carriages have been provided for a large number of In vited guests including members of the Catholic clergy and state officers of the Catholic Total Abstinence union. The day wlll.be observed here as a holiday, all of the factories being closed. It Is estimated that stveral thousand visitors will be here. The day's programme provides for the parade in the morning and at the athletic contests in the aft ernoon. WILL NOT TURN OUT Officers of City Battalion Decline Invitation of Troop A FOR ARMORY OPENING Demands on Time of Men Already Too Great Officers Say. At a meeting of the officers of the city battalion last night It was decided not to accept the Invitation of Troop A to take part In the parade and dedica tion of the new 6range street armory next Saturday. The officers say that they would like to accept the Invita tion, but find that "there are already so many calls on the time of the men of the company that It would ibe ' unfair1 to ask them to turn out next Saturday. One of the officers who was askfed about the matter last night said: "We have got to look out for our own In terests. Our programme shows that we have enough to keep the men busy nearly all summer, and It is unjust to make them lose more time than neces sary from their work. The calls on them are numerous, and many of them cannot afford to lose the time. "Let me given you an Idea of what I mean," he continued. "Now, to-morrow the regimental shoot Is to be held, which means a day lost for many men. On July 4 the men are off, anyway. On July 5 and 6 oomes the brigade shoot. July 22 is the week of the encampment. This means quite a number of lost days a serious matter with fellows who have to work for a living. "And not only this, but the week after encampment the men go into training for the national shoot, in which City Attorney Simpson was a winner last year. This year the shoot will be held at Fort Riley, Kan. Then; too, the men have spent considerable time afternoons of late in training for the regimental shoot. The purchase of the new olive drab service shirt, which expense the men have recently been forced to undergo, has told on their pocketbooks, mails light by so much time off work. There is no animus or feeling against Troop A. It Is simply a matter of JuBtice to the men." The announcement will prove a great disappointment to the officers and mem bers of Troop A. The plans for the opening of the new armory are elabor ate, and It Is inteded to make it a memorable event in the history of New Haven. SCHMITZ TO GO TO JAIL" Chairman of Finance Committee of Su pervisors to Act aa Mayor. San Franclsoo, June 15. The appli cation of counsel for Eugene E. Schmitz, convicted last night of the crime of extortion, was denied to-day by Judge Dunne, who ordered that the mayor be committed to jail. Assistant District Attorney Francis J. Heney, referring to the future gov ernment of San Francisco to-day, said: "As a result of the conviction of Mayor Schmitz, which means that he must be confined In jail, he will be unable to perform the duties of hlB office. There fore, the chairman of the finance com mittee of the board of supervisors will be acting mayor. Under the California law a convicted person must be con fined In jail unless a court of compe tent Jurisdiction declares that such im prisonment is so Injurious to his health that he should be liberated. Under no other circumstances could he get ad mission to bail.' DISSOLUTION OF RUSSIAN DOUMA Appears to be Only a Ques tion of a Few Days, or at Most, a Day or Two. PREMIER'S DEMANDS WILL BE REFUSED Foregone Conclusion That House Will Not Sur render the Fifty ; Deputies. St. Petersburg, June It The dtssoln. tlon of the lower house of the Russian parliament appears to-day to be a ques. tion of only a few hours, or, at most, of a day or two. With only 130 opposing votes the low er house to-njght rejected Premier Stolypin's sudden ultimatum tc-day for the immediate suspension of fifty-five deputies for membership in the social democratic party, and referred the sub ject to a committee. Although the com mittee has been instructed to report to morrow morning, It Is known In ad vance that the decision on the main question will be adverse, and that the douma will accept the recommendation. . In order to keep strictly within the legal limit, the commission may rec ommend the suspension of sixteen lead ers on condition that the government disclose the evidence against them, but there Is not the slightest expectation on either side that this will save the) situation. An extraordinary session of the coutw fl of ministers Is being, held to-night to discuss the decision of the lower house. Up to a late hour no report has been received of the doings of the council, and no decree of dissolution had been issued. The general impres sion is that no edict will be promul gated pending final action by the lower house. : The session of the St Petersburg committee of the Boclal democrats was attended by a large number of the ac cused deputies. The committee is dls--cussltig a proposal td proclaim" a gen eral strike In the capital. This meet ing is being held in secret;, the police having occupied the headquarters of the party. Remembering the fiasco of the strike called after the dissolution of the last douma, the committee is hesitating to adopt this measure, al though delegates from the workmen in all quarters of the city report that the conditions are ripe for a successful in dustrial strike, and that there Is a pos sibility of extending the movement to the several railroads centering In St. Petersburg. ' The situation, however, Is not con sidered propitious for the spreading of (Continued on Second Page.) , BROWNSVILLE AFFRAY Investigation by ; Senate Committer Comes to Close, The investigation of the Brownsville affray by the senate committee on mili tary affairs came to a close to-day, when the committee adjourned until November 16. At that time the com mittee will decide whether It is neoes sary to go to Brownsville to continue the investigation on the scene of the affray. No attempt will be made to formulate a report until next session of congress. Four witnesses were on the stand to day. Brigadier General Andrew S. Burt, who formerly commanded the Twenty-fifth regiment of Infantry, gave the men of his command good charac ters. WANTS PUBLIC HEARING Haekett Writes to Board of Finance Explaining Ftrat Letter. Owing to the ambiguity found by the board of finance In the letter written by William 1L Haekett and read be fore the board Thursday, he yesterday sent another letter to the board ex plaining that the letter was a petition for a public hearing to be held by the board on the matter of the teachers' salary. It is understood that the pub 11c hearing will be held but no date is set for It yet 600,000 Little Ones Celebrate Flag Day. New Tork, June 14. Six hundred thousand little pupils of the schools of New Tork celebrated flag day to-day with appropriate exercises that differ ed little In ithe various schools. The story of the Stars and Stripes, and how Betty Ross, seamstress, put them to gether In her little Philadelphia house in 1777 to form the national flag, was told by hundreds of school principals and teachers. The exercises followed in general a circular of suggestion sent out by Superintendent of Schools Max well. WEATHER RECORD. Washington, June 14. 1907. Forecast for Saturday and Sunday: For New England and Eastern New Tork: Fair and warmer Saturday and Sunday; summer temperatures Sunday afternoon and Monday; light variable winds.