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FULL LOCAL AND
"WEATHER f
PARTLY CLOUDY
TO-DAY,
ASSOCIATED PRESS
s-v NEWS, -
VOL LXII., NO. 211.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1907. 12 PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DSINESS MEN
HAYEBIG PICNIC
nnual Outing With Sheep-
bake at Lake Compounce
a Glorious Suc
cess. OWN TOWNS WIN
BASEBALL TROPHY
J)hn R. Booth Finds Silver
Cup After Digging Deep
in Big Prize
Package.
The New Haven Business Men's as-
clation and their invited guests to
e number of 125 departed the rush
d bother of the city at noon yester
y and betook themselves to Lake
mpounce for their fourth an
al outing. The party gathered
iwly at Union station around noon
d with the assistance of the chief
wshal of the day, Edward tAtwater,
esldent Pagter of the New Haven
soclatlon and Secretary Lmsley all
re safely gotten aboard the special
aln which pulled out of the station
12:10 and bore the picnickers away
Southtngton. With them went the
ty band under the leadership of Har-
Nlchols, and ', music and jovialty
Igned supreme from the start.
Bewilderment seized the inhabitants
the quiet sown of Southington when
e special train with band, working
1 it knew how steamed into the sta
in and debouched the volunteers.
h impromtu procession at once form-
and marched up to the waiting trol-
7 cars. While waiting for the arrival
a couple of belated ones who did
t wish to lose the good things of
e the band rendered a band concert
om the trolley for the delight of the
uthlngton people who dwell about
e railway station.
With a crash of the big bass drum
ayed by Attorney Edwin S. Thomas,
ho entered the ranks of the musicians
r the day the three specials drew
it. ' It was listen to the band all the
:iy to Lake Compounce where the
erry ones quickly disembarked and
:aln in parade form marched up to
e hotel. The taking of the family
oup picture caused the furrors of
nought to stand out upon the brows
the leaders In the day's work. It
as soon over and with an admonition
eded of course, not to get too far
.vay and to be ready for the call to
nner the crowd broke up for lndi
dual enjoyment.
This did not 'last long. The bugle
imded in a few minutes and the
cklng together that followed showed
at Whatever the business men had
ft at home it was not their anne-
tes. Sedately the throng marched up-
airs to the banquet hall and with
fia breezes from the beautiful , lake
ntly fanning them sat down to 'enjoy
he or tnose sneep paices wnicn nas
ade the spot famous throughout the
ate, and was altogether ideal
nroughout. Everyone was pleased
ith everything and harmony musical
lid otherwise was the order.
The watermelon was on the board
ihen President Pagter arose and an-
unced that after dinner oratory was
f: off the program of the day. ' He
tld that the motto, of the day was
pet -acquainted, get together and get
Ixt,'' and called upon them to get
rxt to the baseball field.
There was the enthusiasm. The Up
jown merchants had won the contest
lie year and those to the east and
futh of Broadway, as Mr. Pagter put
I, the second, so that the contest was
rubber to determine the champlon-
llp. It was baseball too. For four
autlful innings the score was a tie.
fbtther , side petting a man across
hat was called the plate, until O'Con-
Hl scored after a three bagger for
ie down town men in the third. This
as evened up In the fourth. It was
io fifth when the . Broadway and be
int people saw the flood tide coming
! upon them. Bravely they staved it
f and only two runs came lit but in
ie next there was another and the
fhventh found the down town players
Ting themselves out in the exertion of
jinnlng bases. They added five more,
ihen the game ;was called with the
jieasure of victory full for the 'down
town men.
While the Broadway contingent, In a
$iartan spirit of determination smiled
dly the group gathered about Mayor
jtudley, who had been selected to pre
lnt to the winning team the cup that
Awarded them for their labor. Ex-
ctantly attorney Booth, the loader
the victor:? stepped forward and
iumphant smiles playing about his
ronzed face, took in the remarks and
lits thatthe Mayor had to offer to him,
U eye all the time fixed longingly on
! hiiiro box some three feet high rrar-
S-irtod to contain that which all men
slre. The Mayor held it toilsomely
hta arms while delivering his re-
larks and Mr. Booth's face bore evi-
Pnce of great desire to relieve him of
J 16 Uruen, Uica 11 u.im?? n, umi ttiiu
tstily he tore off the outer wrapping.
'aste paper came out in generous
oods but nothing that looked like a
t ward was in evidence. The assembled
mgregation began to give Booth the
tugh and the latter was about to give
tt his research endeavors when a ml-
liite Investigation of a package of ex-
Mslor revealed a beautiful little sliver
'ip about three inches high and capa
le of holding three thimbles full.
;,uere was a rush to initiate the cup
(Continued ou Eighth Page.)
MORE BIG FINES
Standard Oil Mny Have to Pay New
York $18,240,000.
Jajnestown, N. T., Aug. 9. Convic
tions on all the counts of the indict
ments returned to-day by the federal
grand jury for Western New York
would render four'corporations liable to
tines aggregating $18,240,000.
Judge Hazel received "the report this
afternoon from the grand jury on its
investigations of the government's
charges against the Standard Oil com
pany, the Vacuum Oil company, the
New York Central and Pennsylvania
railroads of giving and receiving spec
ial and illegal concessions on shipments
of oil from Olean, N. Y to points in
Vermont.
NEW WAGE SCALE
Street Railroad Company Tout Aevla
ed Schedule ot Vay.,
The new schedule of wages for the
local trolleymen was posted last even
ing in the company s barns, and fol
lowed essentially the line indicated in
the Courier yesterday. During the
day similar schedules were posted in
unageport and Hartford.
The schedules for each city, while
along the same general lines, vary
some, Bridgeport rates being lower
tnan tnose granted here. The Bridge
port trolleymen have refused to ac
cept the scale offered them, and will
make demands for a scale a trifle
higher than that granted to New Ha
ven.
GROUND UNDER CAR
Five Year-Old Malcom Mans
field Struck by Trol
' ley.
HIS SKULL FRACTURED
Car Passes Over Child but
Wheels Do Not Touch
Him.
Little Malcolm Mansfield of 52
Winchester avenue was fatally injured
yesterday afternoon at 2:45 whlje
playing In the street in front of his
home. Malcolm was struck by an in
bound Winchester avenue car. He
was taken to the New Haven hospital
where ho died at 4:30. The lad, who
was the five-year-old son of Albert
Mansfield, who is employed at the
Winchester shops, was playing in the
road with several other small com
panions, when his attention was at
tracted td a ball game. Not noticing
the approaching car or not realizing
the danger little Malcolm started to
cross the tracks. The car was coming
at the average speed, about seven
miles an hour, and the car was so
close to the lad that the motorman
was unable to stop it In time. Seeing
that an accident was unavoidable, he
threw down the fender, but for some
reason or other the child went under
it:
The car was brought to a stop inside
of a car length, and the child was
pulled out from under It. He was un
conscious when taken from beneath
the car, but was seemingly unhurt
otherwise. The only mark on his
body was what appeared to be a scalp
wound. The conductor of the car car
ricd the unconscious child to a nearby
drug store, where the New Haven hos
pltal ambulance was called. At that
institution it was found that his skull
was fractured.
When taken from beneath the car
the body was between the tracks, and
in a parallel position to them. No
part of it was near the car wheels
M. Paylice was the motorman and
M. Bodlander the conductor of the car
which ran little Malcolm down. They
both have good records.
The case was turned over to the
medical examiner, Dr. Bartlett, and
he in turn passed it on to the county
coroner. Mr. Mix will hold an inquest
probably some time to-day.
SENATOR IM'S PARTY
STATESMEN ON WATER
New Haven Man to Enter
tain for Week on the
Sound.
Senators Patrick McGovcrn of the
second district; Thomas J. Spellacy, of
the third; Ralph M. Grant, of South
Windsor, fourth; and Howard A. Mid
dletown of East Windsor, seventh dis
trict, will be the guests of Senator
Homan of this city In a yacht cruise
on the sound next week. Other sen
ators will also take part In the week's
outing. The guests of Senator Homan
will 'rendezvous at the Garde hotel
Tuesday, and will start with the out
going tide. The hospitality of Senator
Homan will be of a liberal kind and
the guests will find more than one
'VKed Letter' day through the week.
BIG MAN, BIG AUTO
Senator Guggenheim und Family oC
New York Here.
Senator Guggenheim and fami'y of
New York are here for the diy, stop
ping over at the New Haven hntf-:e.
They are on their way to covnr 3.C00
miles by road into Maine and Canada.
He is making the trip in his pow
erful touring c ir, one of the largest in
the country, which excitea the admira
tion of spectators.
WAR ON DISHONEST
TROLLEY MEN
Bridgeport Conductor is Ac
cused of Robbing the
Company of
Fares.
STATEMENT MADE
BY MR. PUNDERFORD
Company Has Been Losing
Considerable Sums and
Will Protect Its
Interests.
Bridgeport, Aug. 9. Michael Dar-
gan, until yesterday a conductor on
the local trolley lines, was in the city
court yesterday charged on twenty
three counts with robbing the Connec
ticut company of fares on its trolley
lines and was .held for trial on August
16 tinder $500 bonds. He was arrested
last night on complaint of General
Manager J. K. Punderford. Dargan, it
is alleged, was caught "knocking
down" fares on the Paradise Green
line. In one instance he Is accused of
ringing up but eight out of twenty
one fares.
It is generally understood that the
arrest and prosecution of Conductor
Dargan is only the beginning of a
sharp war which the company will
wage on dishonesty among Its em
ployes.
General Manager Punderford when
seen last evening, said:
"The company has known for some
time that it has been losing consider
able sums of money through the dis
honesty of some of Its conductors and
it has discharged quite a number of
men in the last few weeks on this ac
count. But this has not had the deter
rent effect hoped for, and the company
has now felt obliged to make an arrest
in order to protect its interests.
"The evidence under which Dargan
was arrested was obtained hy twelve
detectives and it was corroborated by
other parties. He is also charged with
other irregularities.
Mr. Punderford said that one day
last week he in company with several
other officers of the company rode on
a trolley car on which there were
twenty-nine passengers, and that the
conductor failed to register nine of
the fares collected. .
No announcement could be obtained
as to wnetner an extension ot me
campaign to the New Haven lines was
contemplated.
T
AGENT HAS LEFT TOWN
Middletown Stirred by
Revelations in Case of
Frank E. Warren.
Middletown, Conn.. Aue. ft A war
rant charging Frank A. Warren local
agent for the New England Mutual
Life Insurance company of Boston with
embezzlement, has been issued. War
ren has left town and his whereabouts
are unknown.
Warren la said to have done a re
markable business since coming to this
oltyi fifteen months' ago;, to have writ
ten about half a million dollars' worth
of Insurance and to have turned over
to the company about $35,000 in premi
ums. His remittances to the home of
fice, It is said, have veen very piompt
up to about thirty days ago. Warren
was married six months ago Mrs.
Warren does not know where her hus
band is. An officer of the company
would make no definite statement to
night but hopes to be in a position to
dp so to-morrow. It is said the amount
will ba large.
Warren has had one or two attacks
of Illness lately and some of his friends
believe that may be the present trouble.
He sold many one premium ten year
endowment policies for which he took
the noe of the insured in lieu of
money and there is some uneasiness
among these policyholders as to how
they stand with the home office. War.
ren Is aso said to have borrowed money
from some of the policy-holders just
previous to leaving the city.
PLANT'S YACHT SECOND
Schooner Queen Wing First Day's Hun
o N. Y. Yueht Club.
New York, Aug. 9. A wireless des
patch from Huntington, L. I., states
that J: Roger Maxwell's schooner,
Queen, won from M. S. Plant's I.ngo
niar by two minutes in the New York
Yacht club's first squadron run of
thirty miles from Glen Cove to Hunt
ington to-day. Forty yachts started.
Woman Hit by Train.
Danielson, Aug. 9. The freight train
which arrived'here late to-day brought
the badly mutilated body of a woman,
which the freight crew had picked up
about half a mile below the station.
The body was identified as that of Kate
Calahan, 43 years old,- employed here
as a weaver until lately, when she had
been looking for other work. Accord
fug to the crew, the freight did not
strike her, but it is supposed she was
hit by a passenger train earlier in
the dayc
NEWS SUMMARY
GENERAL.
"A Pamllv Jar." Savs Rockefeller.
Big Bond Wanted from Standard Oil.
Western Union to Resist. Strike.
Admiral Evans Praises the Connecticut.
Wore Big Fines Likely.
Fighting Goes on at Casablanca.
Auto Races at Brighton.
STATE.
Lyme Bridge Commissions.
woman Killed by Train.
Deputy Coroner for Waterbury.
Veteran Odd Fellows to Meet.
Fifteenth C. V. to Hold Reunion.
Insurance Embezzler Skips.
War on Dishonest Trolleymen.
CITY.
Business Men's Successful Outing.
Validity of Sargent Bequest Doubted.
Registrars Have Completed Task.
Senator Guggenheim Here.
Child Killed toy Trolley.
Commissioner Brown's Last Address.
Rev. John E. Todd Dies ,ln California.
Bishop of London Coming.
Senator Butterworth Raps Lobby.
Senator Homan's Bating Party.
Fifth C. V.'s Fine Reunion.. .
SPORTS.
Three Favorites Win at Saratoga,
Canadian Cup Forfeited to Adeile.
Opening Race nt Empire City Track.
Lerov Wins in Longwood Cup Singles.
Canadian Surprise of National Regatta.
Close of Grand Circuit Races.
Ben Corno Wins by Close Margin.
MeGinnity Easy for Piratos.
Eddie Nulto Iinvinclble for Rosebuds.
Last Day of Meeting at Parkway Races.
EVENTS TO-DAY.
White CItv Attractions.
Poli's Theater.
ROCKEFELLER ON
"PERSECUTIONS
Says Attacks on Himself
and Associates Will
Harm National
Prosperity.
LOSS WILL FALL ON
BOTH RICH AND POOR
Oil Magnate a Loyal Ameri
canBelieves This the
Greatest Country of
the World.
Cleveland, O.. Aug. 9, John D. Rock
efeller, in discussing the recent speech
of Judge Grosscup, in which the latter
declared that the wealth of the country
was so widely distribute that It was
really Jn the hands of .lie moderately
well to do class to-day, said:, ,
(Copyright 1907, by the Cleveland Plain-
dealer.)
"They can hardly accuse Judge
Grosscun of partiality to corporations
or railroads. He has shown very1 well
Indeed how widespread Is ithe damage
resulting from the persecution, through
prejudice of the country's transporta
tion lines and other lines of Industry. It
Is worse than thoughtless to say dff
hand that the wealth and the Industries
of the land are in the hands of rich
men who alone will suffer, ,
"There Is a direct loss to thousands
of frugal people who have invested
small savings in these enterprises and
the indirect effec reaches still other
thousands who depend, in one way or
another, upon the success of every In
dustry. "The business of the country !s Inter
woven until It Is somtthlng like the
circulation of the blood In the' body. An
injury or an operation at one point
shocks and weakens the whole."
When It comes to the attacks upon
him and his associates, Mr. Rockefeller
shows himself the philosopher. He
does not pretend to like the assaults,
but he is not bitter toward those who
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
All RACEJT BRIGHTON
LONG CONTEST BEGUN
Fourteen Cars Start in 24
Hour Endurance 1
Race.
New York, Aug. 9. Fifteen auto
mobiles started shortly after 10
o'clock to-night at the Brighton Beach
race track in the international endur
ance derby of twenty-four hours'
duration. The prizes are a gold and
silver trophy and ? 1,000 In gold.
Out of twenty-three ears entered
there were fourteen starters, thirteen
of them being sent away on their long
journey at 10:20 o'clock. The other, a
DeDietrich, 50-horsepower, Driver
Fuller, was not ready when the pistol
sent the others away. It started ten
minutes later. .
New York, Aug. 9. Lawwell, in a
Fraver-Miller 50-horsepower, took the
lead in the first mile, making it in
1:21 4-5. Michenor, in a Lozier, cov
ered seventv-iive miles in 1:35 2-E
with Lawwell two-fifths of a second
behind.
At 12:32 the steering knuckle on
the leading car broke and the car ran
into the fence near the turn into the
backstretch. Driver Michenor was
not injured and repairs were begun
at once.
At the end of the third hour Law
well was leading, with a score of
142 2-8 miles. Second was Strong,
in a 28-horsepower Pilain, 131 miles.
Michenor was again on the track,
with a score of lui nines.
KlKlidnff Still GoliiK On.
Tangier, Aug. 9. Tho fighting at Cas
ablanca is not at an end. Two con
certed movements have been made on
the French and Spanish forces, but in
spite of this the local -Situation would
appear to be in proving.
DEATH OF THE
REY. J.E. TODD
Former Pastor of the Church
of the Redeemer Ex-
pires at River
side, Cal.
DEATH DUE TO
, HEART FAILURE
Career of Brilliant and Much
Loved Pastor Ends in
His Seventy-fourth '
Year.
1
The death Of Rev. John E. Todd, for
mer pastor of the Church of the Re
deemer in this city, comes as a shock
to the many fviends he made here pre
vious to his going to California in 1890.
Word was received last night by dis
patch to the Journal and Courier from
Pittsfield, Mass., where the sister of
Rev. Mr. Todd lives, that he died on
August 3 from heart failure.
Two daughters survive him, Mrs.
Ethel Duychink, living on Ruby ranch,
adjoining the home of her father, and
Miss Violet A'oxandrla Todd, who has
been the comfort of his declining years.
The eldest daughter, Virginia, died
some time ago of tuberculosis.
Mrs. Todd, for whom the doctor re
signed his pastorate in 1S90 to seek a
more favorable climato, died two years
after reaching the new home at River
side, California, where an attempt was
made at carrying on a large fruit
farm. s
Since the death of his wife Dr. Todd
has taken no active part in the minis
try, although he has preached occa
sionally, and has filled the pulpit of the
Church of the Redeemer once ot twice
since Dr. Phillips has ben here. The
friends ot his early manhood have
never failed in their regard for him,
but among the older members of the
church many continually asked
about their greatly beloved friend and
pastor. William J. Atwater and wife
were the last Now Haven people to
cal on him, and on the occasion of
their visit two years ago Dr. Todd
appeared In fair health.
Born In December, 1S33, the son of
the famous Rev, John Todd, the Con
gregational minister, and author of
Students' Manual and other popular
books of that dayi he was graduated
at Yale as valedictorian of the class
of '55. When called to New Haven ha
was fresh from the Central church of
Boston, magnificently housed in a $4l)o,-
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
WON BISHOP QMING
WILL BE YALE GUEST
Distinguished Ecclesiastic
to Visit New Haven in
September.!
Among the distinguished visitors to
New Haven during the month of Sep
tember will be Rev. Dr. A. W, F. In
eram. bishop of London; Word was
"ecetved here this week that the dis
tinguished ecclesiastic had decided to
accept the invitation of the Yale au
thorities to spend some time here our
ing his approaching visit to America.
The bishop comes to America pri
marily for the purpose of presenting
o the Old Bruton parish church at
Willlarrisburg, Va., the second oldest
ehurch In America, the Bible which
King Edward has given it m connec
tion with the Jamestown exposition.
Ho will leave England at the end of
August and will visit the principal
Canadian cities and New York,
Washington, Boston and Richmond.
Yale and Harvard are the only col
leges which are honored with a place
on his itinerary. He will attend the
tercentennry conference of the Epis
copal church at Richmond.
CONNECTICUT'S TRIAL
near Admiral Hvnnn Pr.tlae Perform
ance 6t DattleNlilu.
Newport, R. I., Aug. 9. The follow
ing message was received from Rear
Admiral Evans to-night:
"U. S. S. battleship Connecticut:
Passing Fire Island 7:35 p. m. By
wireless to the Associated Press, via
naval torpedo station, Newport.
"The trial of the Connecticut was
successful in every respect considering
the coal used. The speed was phenom
enal, engines ran smoothly without ten
dency to heat, and the absence of vi
bration and the steadiness of the ship
was romarked upon by all. Of all the
speed trials I have witnessed that of
the Connecticut has been the most suc
cessful and saiMsfactory. She has a re
liable sea speed of eighteen knots. The
speed made on her four hours' trial av
eraged 18.783 knot! for the four hours
and she ran at the rate of 19.01 knot
for one quarter of an hour. The third
hour of the run was the most success
ful. Evans.'
FALLS DOWN CELLAR
Two Yenr Lizzie Frledler Breaks Leg
In Tumble.
Lizzie Frledler, two years old, and
living at 00 York street, fel down into
the cellar of Richard Candlon's house,
next door, and brolte her leg. Her fa
ther found her thve. and carried iter o
the New Haven hospital, where .lie
broken meiubSr was r.et.
STRIKE IMMINENT
Relations Between Telegwiph. Operators
nnd Companies Strained.
New York, Aug. 9. The Western Un
ion Telegraph company will fight the
strike of their operators in the western,
cities, in the east or wherever the men
may go out. They expect to win as they
claim to have won In 1S83. A strike
among the 3,000 operators of Greater
New York city Is imminent though the
sentiment among the employes is alleg
ed to be divided.
The position taken by the company Is
that the men have no substantial griev
ance, but are In some instances ithe
willing, and in. other instances the un
willing, victims of the prevailing "so
cial unrest."
K. OF C. ADJOURNS '
Concluding; Session of Dig Convention
. at Norfolk.
Norfolk, Va" Aug. 9. The Knights
of Columbus of America in twenty-
fifth annual convention at the James
town exp.ositionv to-day held its con
cluding session. The noxt convention
will be held in St. Louis. Baltimore
Is already being boomed for the year
following. Final adjournment was
taken late this afternoon.
REGISTRARS DONE
Recording of Those Who
Wish To Be In Party
Caucuses Ended.
BUT FEW NAMES ADDED
Third Ward the Banner
District With 317 New
Names.
The work of the deputy registrars
In the various wards In recording the
voters who are entitled in each ward
to vote at the democratic primaries or
the Republican caucuses was complet
ed yesterday evening. The registra
tion this year, it was stated, was rath
er quiet, not many new names being
added in any of the wards. The main
work of the registrars was In enfoll
ing the removals from ward to ward.
In the First ward, there was not one
new name added in the enrolling
period In either party. In the Third
ward the democrats added fourteen
to their previous list.
The Fourth ward showed the big
gest work of any in the city, There
the democrats added 260 and the re
publicans 57. The-Eighth ward gave
the republicans twelve new names
and the democrats ten, but a large
number of transfers occurred in thls
ward, which kept the registrars busy.'
A total of seventy-one was added to
the republican list, Including the
transfers, and eighty-five to the dem
ocratic.
In the Thirteenth ward the republi
cans had eighteen new names and the
democrats four. Each recorded
twelve transfers. The total on the
list in this ward Is: Republicans 162,
democrats 134.
The republicans got an addition of
an evori dozen in the Fourteenth, to
four for the democrats. The repub
lican list reads 104, to 100 for the
democrats.
There were about forty or fifty add
ed to the democratic list in the Fifth
ward. In the Fifteenth there was an
addition of about thirty, about equally
divided between the two parties.
Fire In North Brnuford.
North Branford, Aug. 9. A barn be
longing to Albert E. Harrison In the
northern part of the town was burned
to-day. All the contents, including
grain, fanning implements and wagons
were destroyed. The loss will be about
$2,00J, with no insurance.
UNCLE SAS) WANTS B!C B 3ND
FROM STANDARD OIL
GovernmentThinks Security
Pending Appeal Should
be $29,240,000.
Chicago, Aug. 9. The attorneys for,
the Standard Oil company to-day filed
the company's assignment of errors In
the United States district court. They
then went before Judge Grosscup in
the United States circuit court of ap
peals, and made application for an ap
peal, a writ of error, and supersedeas.
The writ of error was allowed, but ac
tion was delayed on the write of su
persedeas pending the determination
of the amount of, the bond the com
pany is required to file.
The Standard Oil attorneys contend
that the supersedeas should be grant
ed upon a bond no larger than suffi
cient to cover the costs. It was claim
ed by the government, however, that
the bond should be fixed at $29,240,
000, the amount of the fine Imposed by
Judge Landis, in order to secure the
government pending a stay of execu
tion on the judgment. The assign
ment of error Contained 116 citations
in which Judge Landis is said to have
erred in his decisions during the trial.
BUTTERWORTH
' HITS LOBBY
Condemns Yankee Trading
Method Which Still
Effects State
Politics.
WOULD KICK OUT
SPECIAL PLEADERS
Great and Important Work
Cut Out for an Able
Utilites Com
mission. Senator Frank S. Butterworth of the
eighth senatorial district has been a
candid critic of political conditions
since he entered public life. Ever since
the general assembly organized he has
been attentive to his duties in the
senate and has completely justified the-'"
confidence of his friends in his, courage
and abliityi While he , has given his
votes in an uniformly intelligent man
ner he has at the same time been reck
oned one of the independent members
of ;.that body. With Senator Chase
ef Waterbury and Senator Luther of
Hartford he has been unterrifled at
the close organization of the senate i.
and has continued to act as, he be
lieved to be for the best Interests of
ths state and eighth district. . Senator ,
Butterworth yesterday gave the fol-:.
lowing lively Interview to a represent
ative of the Journal and Courier: ,
; "Some time ago, senator; prior to
the session of the legislature, you .
tpoke in an interview of the too great
Vnfluence wielded In state affairs by
fcetty politicians and Yankee trading
methods. Has your experience in
the legislature changed your opin
ion?" "Vo, It has rather confirmed It. No
me who( has had experience denies It;
nd it would be of much, benefit to
, the state If such individuals and
method were frowned upon. Some
wen, while ostensibly interested In
the administration of public affairs,
re engaged solely in caring for their
political and materal Interests. . A
onsiderable amount of this sort of
tiling Is inevitable, but It should not
xist to the extent of being an abso
lute detriment to the entrance I Into
he public life of men of the better
ort, as is commonly reputed to be a
lact." ,
"What' do you think of the legisla
ture ?" asked the reporter ,.
"Well, It Isn't' equipped or con
structed.. handle satisfactorily many
f the things which come to it. Add
o this the fact that the influence of
certain lobbyists is entirely too strong,
nd we have the two principal rea
ons for such failures In legislation as
tiave1 occurred. The legislature is
mainly honest, but influences are so
trong up there through the constant
presence of a few individuals that
otes are controlled and traded in
contrary to the state's interests. ' The
Vibbyists ought to be kicked out of
the capitol building. They are there
sonstantly, in the committee room and
n the floor of both houses, even par
ticipating in matters to the extent of
making suggestions to those working
with them while on the floor. If the
capitol building was free from their
presence it would be a different and a
ery much Improved seat of legisla
tion." "You were the first to advocate the
oubllc utilities commission, Senator
Butterworth. Do you think that
would be a means of improving the
methods of legislation?"
"Yes, most decidedly, if we go about
it the right way. If a commission was
created, composed of men of character
and attainments decidedly above the
average, who were paid proportionate
ly and give adequate powers to direct
and control public utilities corpora
tions, much of the legislation over
which there is the most difficulty, . re
lating especially to special privileges
and charters, would be placed in their
hands as directly representing the peo
ple in that field, and to handle which
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
RAZOR FIGHT
John H. Brynnt ot Henry Street
In
Grnce Ifonpltal ns Hemilt.
John H. Bryant of 215 Henry street
was taken to Grace hospital early this
morning with a bad cut in one of his
arms, inflicted during a razor fight.
Officers Beegan and Leddy arrested
Thomas Bryant, Allen Johnson and
Lucius, who It is alleged are concern
ed in the assault upon John' Bryant.
They are charged with breach of ths
peace.
Famous Gambler Dead.
Chicago, Aug. 9. Mike McDonald,
Chicago's famous gambler and ex-political
boss, died, shortly before 1 o'clock
to-day.
WEATHER RECORD.
. J
Washington, Aug. 9, 1907.
Forecast for Saturday and Sunday:-
For New England, partly cloudy Sat
urday, warmer in north portion, Sun
day .fair, light to fresh south winds.
For Eastern New York: Purtly
cloudv and somewhat warmer Satur
day; Sunday fair, fresb, variable winds,
becoming southerly.
New Haven, Aug. 9, 1907.
Temperature fio "9
Wind direction N.E. E.
Wind velocity 14 4
Precipitation 0 0
Weather Cloudy Cloudy
Minimum temperature. 84
Maximum temperature. 76
Minimum last year.... 66
Maximum last year R0
L. M. TARR, Local Forecaster,
I g. Weather Bureau.
Miniature Alinnnoc.
Sun Rises
Sun Sets
Moon Sets
High Water
4:E5
6:59
11:53

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