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If It's New3 and True,
It's Here.
Weather To-Day
Rain or Snow.
VOL. LXIIL, NO. 10.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1908.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TAFT DEFINES
IABORATTITDDE
Before Cooper Union He Pro
nounces Opinion on Respec
tive Rights of Capital
and Labor.
GREETED WITH APPROVAL
Secretary Withstands Raptd-FIre At
tack of Questioning from the
.udicnee Following His
Address.
New York, Jaji. 10. For the first
time since he became a recognized
candidate for the republican presiden
tial nomination. Secretary of War Wil
liam H. Taft faced a New Tork audi
ence to-night, 6et forth in detail his
attitude toward the pertinent question
of labor and capial, and then submit
ted to a rapid fire attack from the au
dience which quizzed him keenly and
In a' controversal spirit according to
the practice of the People's Institute
whose guest he was. The secretary
proved equally effective In attack and
defense and his prompt and forcible
replies and occasional wit sallies evok
ed the same demonstrative approval as
greeted the salient points of his ad
dress. No less than 2,000 persons, Its
capacity, had crowded Cooper Union
when' police reserves were summoned
to clear the walks In front of the
building. There were a thousand or
more persons disappointed In not hav
ing rained entrance. As the not-to-be
mistaken figure of the secretary of war
made Its way through the throng, a
shout of "three cheers for the next
president" was the signal for a noisy
ovation which lasted until Mr. Taft
bowed his acknowledgments from the
platform.
In his prepared address the secretary
pointed out the dependence one upon
the other of capital ana labor. He de
clared that great aggregations of
wealth properly employed widened the
fleldl of labor and were to be welcomed
while wealth Improperly used was to
'be condemned. He advocated unionism
in so. far as sympathy and the result
ant co-operation made for the common
good. .
Opening the speech with the state
ment that he would ask the audience
to give their attention to "the subject
of labor and capital, their common in
terests, their necessary controversies,
their lawful acts," and the legal reme
dies for their abuses," Secretary Taft
traced the "origin of Institution of
property," ' the relationship between
prosperity and capital and lobor from
the earliest days and the principles
which, lead t6 the accumulation of cap
ita? in the world. 1
Secretary Xaft declared, that the at
tention given by labor unions to rem
idlal legislation has been of more di
rect Interest than even that of the
philanthropists.
"What the capitalist, who is the em
ployer of labor, .-nust face," ha contin
ued, "Is that tha organization of labor
-the labor nnlon Is a permanent con
dition In the Industrial world. TTnrter
"Stxlsting conditions the blindest course
V.that an employer of labor can pursue
fcyS to decline to recognize labor unions
Oijk the controlling Influence In the labor
rnarket and to insist upon dealing only
vith his particular employes.
" The time has passed in which that
,,ttl tude can be assumed with any hope
i'cf successfully maintaining it. What
I th wise manager of corporate enter
prise employing large numbers of la
j borers will do, is to receive the leaders
of labor unions with courtesy and re
,'speet and lliten to their claims and
f arguments as they would to the man
agers of any other corporate enterprise
with whom they were to make an im
portant contract affecting the business
between them.
"At times some labor leaders are in
toxicated with the Immense power that
they exercise in representing thous
ands of . their fellow workers and are
weak enough to exhibit a spirit of
arrogance. Dealing with them Is try
ing to the patience of the employer.
Bo, too, propositions from labor unions
ometlmes are so exorbitant in respect
to the terms of employment as literally
to deprive the manager of the control
which he ought to retain over the la
borers employed In his business. This
is to be expected in a comparatively
new movement and Is not to be made
a ground for condemning It.
"On the other hand the arrogance
la not confined to one side."
(Discussing the difficulties in peaceful
adjustment of controversies between
capital and labor. Mr. Taft commended
the worker of such organizations as
the Civic Federation.
On the subject of arbitration he ar
gued for the adjustment of labor dlfli
:ulties by submission to an Impartial
tribunal, and agreement to abide Its
judgment and in this connection de
manded the "Massachusets plan."
On the question ot legal right of the
labor union to strike, Secretary Tsft
aid:
"Men have the right to leave the em
ploy of their employer In a hody in or
der to Impose on him as great incon
venience as possible to Induce him to
come to their tt-rms. They have the
right to use persuasion with all other
laborers who are Invited to take their
places. In order to convince them of
the advantage to labor of united action.
It Is the business ol courts and of the
police to respect these rights with the
sartte degree of cere that they respe.-t
the right of owners of capital to the
protection of their property.
stoveTnjunction stands
Supreme Court Overrule Lntor Fed
eration's Motion in Buck Case.
Washington, Jan. 10. Justice Gould
of the supreme court of the District of
Columbia to-day overruled a motion
made by the American Federation of
Labor to amend the court's order in
the case of the Bucks Stove and Range
company of St. Louis, in which the
court recently temporarily enjoined the
federation from placing the company
on a boycott and unfair list in the fed
eration publications.
The court decided that it would not
alter the order in any way.
DID NOT GET INCREASE
Police Department Is Still rt its Old
The increases which tha members of
the police department were expected to
receive under the appropriation made
by the board of finance in the estimates
for 1908 have not been received by them
as yet. All the increases which were,
figured out exactly for the men at the
total of $50 a year per man were held
up, inasmuch as the police commission
ers did not make out the bills at the
new rate. The bills were submitted at
the old schedule and In that form were
approved by the board of finance
Thursday evening with the result that
the payroll yesterday did not contain
the added salaries.
The police board asked for a uni
form raise through the departments of
25 cents a day. This the finance board
cut down about one-half.
Whether the police commission will
decline to accept the half raise or not
Is in question.
RED MEN HAVE BANQUET
Bridgeport Tribo Assists at Installation
of New Sachem.
A tribe of Indians with all the nec
essary accoutrements except the war
paint came up from Bridgeport last
night to attend the Instillation of E.
G. Stone as sachem of he Ansantawae
tribe during, the coming year.
There were about thirty In the tribe
from Bridgeport find with solemnity
due the occasion assisted in the instal
lation. Following the ritual service the
whole party proceeded on the war path
down Church street and banqueted at
the Oneco.
O. J. Culver acted as . toastmaster
and members from both tribes were
call(?d upon the whoop. Alderman L.
E. Jacobs, who Is a member of the or
der, made a brief speech. Judge John
P. Studley was one ot the guests of
honor and his address was enthusiasti
cally applauded.
ANTI-SALOON GRAFT
Liquor Men's Editor Charges
. That League is Tool for
Millionaires.
USED FOR POLITICAL POWER
Not for Bettering Conditions, But to
Seat Trust Figureheads in
nigh Places.
New York, Jan. 10. Charges that
the' Anti-Saloon league is supported
by multl-milllonalres who Use the or
ganization for political purposes were
made to-doy, at a meeting of New
York wholesale liquor dealers, by T.
M. Gllmore, editor of a liquor trade
magazine. Mr. Gllmore also said that
to defeat the rising tide of prohibition
the saloon business must be purged of
Its evil aspects. The meeting was
held tf consider co-operation with the
model license law movement begun In
Louisville, Ky., two months ago and
since extended to Pittsburg, Baltimore
and Philadelphia.
"Thn Anti-Saloon league is the
strcngsst, best officered, best financed
and best legally advised political or
ganization In the world," said Mr. Gil
more. "It now holds the balance of
power In a number of states. The
league Is supported by millionaires,
and Is bunded together, not for the
purposes of bettering the people at
large, but to give political power to
those men who contribute hundreds of
thousands of dollars annually to Its
campaign funds. They secretly direct
and manipulate the organization so
that they are able often not only to
seat whom they please In the guber
natorial chair, but sometimes even dic
tate the selection of United States sen
ators. "In order to combat this league and
forestall prohibition which everyone
knows does not really prohibit we
must try to rid the saloon business of
Its evil aspects. The present senti
ment against the liquor traffic Is caus
ed by saloonkeepf rs who fall to obey
the laws and by the public and public
officers who fail to enforce them. The
model license law provides that all
licenses outstanding shall remain In
force unless revoked by A majority
vote of the people or by the failure
of the holder to obey the saloon reg.
illations. It limits the number of li
censes to be granted and otherwise re
stricts the liquor traffic. The general
adoption of such a law would do more
toward a sane solution of the drink
habit than all the agitation of the
Anti-Saloon league and prohibitionists
together." '
Canvassers were appointed who will
visit the wholesalers and retailers In
an effort to enlist their support in a
model license campaign.
MORE MISSION SERVICES
Various Churches Hold Last of Pre
liminary Meetings.
The third and last evening of the
preliminary services for the Episcopal
mission which commences to-morrow
brought out the best congregations ot
the three. Services were held in trie
various outlying churches and much
Interest and earnestness developed.
At the Church of the Ascension Rev.
Father Houston was the preacher. He
took his text from the 131st chapter of
Genesis. His sermon was a very opti
mistic view of life and dealt with the
need of developing the inherent good
In man.
At the "ther churches the same story
of large attendances with interesting
addresses. The regular mission servic
es commence to-morrow at St. Paul's,
Christ and Trinity churches.
FFRMTFRE CORPORATION.
Hartford. Jan. 10. Articles of incor
poration were filed st the office of the
secretaray of state to-day by the Con
necticut Hook & Eye company of Ws
terbury, capitalised at $50,000 and the
P. J. Kelly Furniture company of New
Haven, capitalized at $35,000.
JURY READY TO
TRY THAW CASE
Monday r Morning District At
torney Garvan Makes the
Opening Statement for
Prosecution.
SELECTION PLEASES THAW
Jurors Are Intelligent Business Men
of Middle Age Much Difficulty
( in Filling the Last Two
Chairs.
THAW JURY COMPLETE.
1 Charles E. Gremmels, ship
broker.
2 Arthur R. Naethlng, employing
baker
S George W. Carey, dry goods
- 4 George C. Kupprecht, salesman.
5 John H. Ilolbert, mineral wa
ters.
6 David E.
Arrowsmith, manager.
7 William
F. Doolittle, auditor's
clerk.
8 William H. Mcllugh, clerk.
9 Frank J. Howell, manufacturer.
10 William Burck. Y. M, C. A.
secretary. . . '
11 Francis Dowale.-real estate.
12 James A. Hooper, meats and
provisions.
New York, Jan. 10. The second
jury to try Harry K. Thaw for killing
Stanford White was completed late
to-day, and on Monday morning the
prosecution will present its direct case
against the defendant. Five Jurors
were accepted and sworn during the
morning and afternoon sessions to
day'.. As a whole, the Jury Is made up
of Intelligent business men of middle
age or over.
When the panel had finally been
completed, after many vexatious de
lays, and after the exerclseof twenty
three peremptory challenges by the
defense and twenty by the people,
Thaw announced that he was entirely
satisfied. In fact, he soemed well
pleased with the twelve men chosen.
Young Mrs. Thaw, who has watched
the selection ot the Jurors with the
keenest interest, also declared that she
was well satisfied. ,
"They are much nicer than the men
selected last year," she said ns court
adjourned, and Thaw echoed his wife's
sentiments. The prisoner ' and his
wife had an earnest live minutes' talk
after the lost Juror had boen sworn,
and while the attorneys were consid
ering the appointment of a commis
sion which will be sent to Pittsburg
to take the testimony of Mrs. William
Thaw, the defendant's mother, who Is
still too ill to como on to New York.
The new Jurors selected to-day were
Messrs. Mcllugh, Howell, Burck, Do
vale and Hooper. The last two seats
In the Jury box seemed particularly
hard to fill, and a number of talesmen
were passed temporarily Into these
places only to be excused In a few
minutes by challenges by both defense
and prosecution.
Justice Dowllng announced at the
beginning of to-day's sessions that be
ginning with Monday the court hours
would be from 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. and
from 2 p. m. to 6 p. m.
Afterwards, at the request of the
attorneys, he fixed the hour of ad
journment at 6 o'clock Instead of 6.
Assistant District Attorney Francis
P. Garvan will make the opening
statement for the prosecution, as he
did at the first trial. He will not
consume more than ten minutes, and
It Is said that the state will not take
up more than two hours with Its di
rect witnesses.
The defense will open Monday aft
ernoon, and Martin W. Littleton
Thaw's new chief counsel, will make
the opening statement.
K. OF ST. P. PROSPEROUS
.
Financial Showing In Treasurer's Re
port Best Since 1803.
The annual meeting of the Knlehts
of Ft. Patrick, held last night at the
ciuonouse, corner of Temple and Crown
streets, was largely attended, and the
tickft or officers, presented by the nom
mating committee was elected. The of
ncers are: Frank W. Tiernan, presl-
uem; M.cn-.ei f . shnnley. vlce-presl-
uoni; iwiciaei F. Campbell, second
vice-president; hoard of governor.', Pr.
James S. Maher, Dr. James H. Flvnn,
Patrick L. Harklns, William R, Car
roll and Thomns H. Smith.
The board of governors will meet
two weeks from last night and choose
a secretary and treasurer for the rout
ing year. Committers will also be ap
pointed at that mretlnj,
According to the report of the treas
urer presented last night the pMst year
has been financially the most prosper
ous since ISM. The membership has
also increased, havlns now reached
2il. Twenty have Joined during the
past yfar and the club has lost five
members by death.
The banquet committee Is maklne
preparation for the annual banquet to
oe neia March i. Several prominent
speakers from out of town have been
suggested, but no choice has yet been
made. The committee In charge of the
dinner Is: Frank Tiernan, Thomas H.
Sml'.h, Thomas Maxwell, Francis M.
Holt and E. J. Mnriarty.
SILVER FOOTBALLS GIVEN
Vale Men Who Receive Rewards for
Hard Work Ourtng Fail.
Silver footballs have been ward?d
the following Yale football players who
were second team men during the fall
work: W . L. Logan. J. P. Piggott, J. S.
Thornton. A. A. BidoV, H. Andrus, B.
Hobbs, R. Hagan. H. P. Bingham, M.
L. Mitchell. H. D. .Penney, F. G.
Burke, T. Lynn, S. R. Overall and W.
L. Brown.
. Gold footballs will be awarded those
who played In the big gams. The
election of a football captain tak?s
place next Monday night.
NEWS SUMMARY.
GENERAL.
Taft Defines Labor Attitude. 1
Jury Heady to Try Thaw.
Steamship Combine Formed.
Germans Mistaken for Bandits-
Railroad Manager Stricken.
Pittburgh Now pays cash.
Bryan Picks Cannon.
Rhode Island in Line. i v
House Naval Inquiry Likely.
Anti-Saloon Graft Charged.
. STATE.
Blind' Phone Operators.
Furniture Corporatlcti Formed.1
CITY.
Suit Against Trolley Yields $100.
firemen's .Benevolent Elects offlmrg.
Wire Mill Matter Goes to Court
Vacation for Dr. Levy.
Park Board's Annual Meeting.
Loving Cup for Moses Mann. i
Many Favor Garbage Contract.
Chapman Hears First Report.
Governor Woodruff Joins Taft Club.
Knights ot St. v. Have Prosperous Year
New Sachem for Ansantawae Tribe.
Senator Beveridge to Speak Here.
Plans ror jstuaiey Dinner.
SPORTS.
Pawtucket Rallies Too Late.
New Haven Interstaters Lose.
N. H. H. 6. Basketball Team Swamoed.
Greater N. Championship Records.
jockey waisn uaaiy Hurt.
Big Eastern Bowlers to Tour West.
Silver Footballs Awarded.
Newhall May Coach Harvard.
Jennings to Fight Jack Cushlne.
Big Bir.viln Match To-morrow.
New Haven Gun Club Meeting.
EVENTS TO-DAY.
Union Evangelical Services.
Protestant hplscopal Mission.
Sousa's Band at Hyperion.
Big Vaudeville Bill at Poll's.
Bachelor s Honeymoon at Bliou.
Melodrama at New Haven.
MANY AGAINST BIDS
Citizens Argue in Favor of the
Present Garbage Ar
rangement. SATISFACTORY TO BOARD
Health Oftlccr Wright Tells That
Was the Best Ever Last1
' Year.
, (
The committee appointed at the last
session of the hoard of aldermen to
look" Into the question of the letting of
tho garbage contract held a public
hearing last evening. The call for the
meeting was the result of a petition
presented to the aldermen asking that
tha garbage contract be given to the
lowest responsible bidder. .
The board ot health had planned to
award the JU.OCO fonM;t to the same
firm that hiid'lt 'in 1957. Complnlnts
of the garbage collecting service have
been fewer by at least a half than In
any year In the past twenty, and the
board thought that the best interests
of the city demanded that the contract
be given to the game persons.
Mr. Horan of the Trades Ciiur.cll,
spoke In favor of the petltlom After
him Mr. Callahan spoke. He also was
In favor of letting the contract go to
the lowest responsible bidder. Mr. Cal
lahan was the third and last one to
favor the measure.
The first one to appear against the
petition was Pr. Frank Wright, the
city health officer. He said that the
collection of garbage had been the
most satisfactory It had ever been dur
ing the past year, and personally he
was In favor of having tne contract re
newed. He said that ho did not know
whether the board of health. If they
were empowered to give the contract to
a person or firm not the lowest bidder,
that It would go to the present Con
tractors. The next one to speak In opposition
to Alderman Miller's petition was cx
Clly Attorney Howard Wehb. He said
In Introduction that he, had not plannel
to speak, but that he could not let the
statement as to the Illegality of a
bonrd's giving a contract to other than
the lowest responsible bidder, go un
challenged. Mr. Webb said that the
city charter did allow boards to use
their own Judgment in the letting of
Just such contracts as the one un
der discussion.
Following Mr. Webb, Edward I. At
water of thn Business Men's associa
tion spoke. The present conditions, he
said, ln comparison with those pre
vailing In the past were ideal. The
service for 1907 was much better than
any other year within his memory.
KILLS BLIND SON
Did Not Wish Boy to Go ThronRh Lire
Sightless Father Suicides.
Ravenna. O.. Jan. 10. Edwin Col
lier, sr., took his eight-year-old son,
Edwin, to his wife's grave in Ravenna
cemetery some time last night, shot
him dead and then shot himself. He
will die.
A letter found near the grave says:
"This is a terrible thing to do, but
I am tired of life, and know God
will forgive me. T can't hear to see
my poor little Edwin go through this
hard, cold world without his sight,
ind the doctors have told me they
can do nothing for him."
WHITMORE ACCESSORY
Georgia na Dickinson, Wanted In
Swamp Mnrder, Found In Boston.
Boston, Jan. 10. Mrs. Georgians
Dickinson, alias Charlotte McDonald,
aged twenty-seven, wanted by the
police of Harrison, X. J., as an alleged
accessory to the murder of Mrs. Hele
na Whitmore, whose body was found
in Lamp Black swamp in Harrison on
December 2, was arrested In a house
on Essex street, Cambridge, to-night
by Chief Inspector Watts and Inspec- His sons are named in tne will as ad
tor William J. Shields, of the Boston mlnlstratnrs. They are Walter E.,
police, and Is locked up In the Tombs
. ,. ,i k .
in inis city, bub m m n W .W
Jersey to-morrow morning.
FOUR DEAD IN
SKYSCRAPER FIRE
New York Office Building Gutted
Last Night by Disastrous
- and Spectacular
Blaze.
IN DRY GOODS DISTRICT
Workers Rescued, But Firemen Car
ried Down as Floor .After Floor
I , Gives Way and Drops to
the Basement.
New York, Jan. 10. Four firemen
went to their deaths when they re
sponded to a fire that ruined the Par
ker building, a twelve story business
structure occupying the block between
East ISth and 19th streets on Fourth
avenue, to-night. Fought by half the
firemen of Manhattan and apparatus
that blocked streets for blocks the
flames were never controlled and only
with difficulty confined to the building
In which they orjclnated.
Floor after floor gave way and
dropped to the basement and beneath
these and crumbling walls no less than
thirty firemen were caught and either
killed outright or seriously injured.
When the fire had burned itself out
and the firemen's roll was called three
men of engine company No. 72 and
one from fire patrol No. 3 failed to re
spoil d. Thev were: i
Thomas Phillips, Thomas O'Conner,
John Lynch, John Fallon of the pa
trol.
Tim Hutchinson of Patrol No. 3 was
removed dying to a hospital. Capt.
Wilson and Captain Garvin of Engine
Co, NoSj 24 and 72, who were Injured
Internally, were among those danger
ously hurt.
When the casualties began the Flor
ence Hotel which adjoins the burned
building on Sixteenth street was made
a temporary hospital where- fire depart
ment physicians gave Immediate aid to
the lnjursd. The monetary loss was
estimated to-night at $1,500,000.
' The building was occupied chiefly bj
publishing houses though a score of
other businesses had work rooms or
offices there. The loss to the tenants
Is total. The flro started on .'he fifth
floor In the offices of Koper & Jack
son, puhllthers, and before a stream ot
water had fallen upon tt, it had shot
up through tho elevator shafts and
was setting all of tho tipper floors
On the fifth floor where the watch
man discovered the fire, five girls em
ployed by t'.ie Ditmore Woolen com
pany were at work. As the flames rose
fthove them the 0-lrU hnriMn1 - Hnivivl
stairs to the street
In the Suffolk Engraving company's large number of bondholders and cred
engravlng establishment six men were Itors, or their representatives, were
working. Their escape was cut oft and present Of 470 bonds outstanding 408
they fled to the roof. 1 Flames had sur- w.ra represented. The auestlon to
rounded them on three sides and they
were In Imminent danger of death
when rescued by means of a life line
shot from a mortar gun, manned by a
hook and ladder company, on the. roof
of the Florence hotel adjoining. Down
this rope hand over hand for five stor
ies the men dropped to safety. Mean-
time tho Florence hotel had been omp -
iiea or us ziju guests ana nearoy nouses
had been vacated.-
Seven firemen of Engine ,T2, which
first arrived, ran up to the fifth floor
after elghty-flve foot extension ladders
had been raised to the windows of that
story to make possible their retreat.
After' a fruitless effort to stay the
flames whera they originated, these
firemen were driven to the windows on
ly to find that the tops of the ladders
had been burned, cutting off their only
retreat. Three of thn seven men made
a desperate effort to reach the roof.
They were not see.n agnin and are sup
posed to be dead In the ruins. The
other four were rescued by Hook and
Ladder Co. No. 7, who fit the risk of
their own lives ran up scaling laders
and dngged the more or less burned
men from the windows. i
These men had barely reached the
ground when the great masses of ce
ment which forced a pillar of the
steel framework, collapsed to the
ground, carrying with It everything
below the seventh floor. John Fallon,
Tim Hutchinson and Sergeant Kelly
went down In the wreckage. Fallon
was not seen asaln. Hutchinson and
Kelly, fighting desperately against the
plaster and cement which threatened
to bury them alive, managed to reach
the street tlrnugh frightfully injured.
Hutchinson was only able to gasp that
his partner, Fallon, was In the debris,
and then he fell dying and was hur
ried aw.iy.
More than twenty firemen were
working within the walls or near
enough to be struck by them when
thev went down.
Battalion Chief Shea, of the Sixth
battalion was knocked senseless and
his cheek was gashed.
Deputy Chief Langford and Captains
Weldon and Darvan were also removed!
to the temporary hospital.
The tenants of the building includ-
ed the Brunswick-Balke-Collender
company. Scherer company. Encyclo-
pedia Britannica company, Fairchild &
Co.. D. C. Heath A Co., P. F. Collier
St Fon, and Judvje Co.
TWO ESTATES IN
Clnrk W 111 Probates Cares for SSO.nno
Estate.
In the probate court yesterday aft
ernoon was filed an inventory of the
estate of Sarah H. Robinson. In
bonds and money there is $3,1 46.23;
in personal property there Is $45.50.
U W. Robinson is named as the ad
ministrator. There wns also admitted to probate
ithe will of Kverett B. Clark, of Orange.
! Frederick W and Arthur B. The es-
i i. ,-,ij at nVmiit tinftnn Tt.,,
"" ' -- - ,'.
are several beneficiaries.
STUDLEY DINNER PLANS
Committee of Arrangements to Meet
To-night at Union League Club.
The committee having in charge the
banquet to ex-Mayor John P. Studley,
who went out of office Jan. 1 after six
years' tenu.e, will meet at 8 o clock
this evening at the Union League club.
The members of the committee W'ho
will be present are: Frank C. Bush
nell. Smith G. Weed and James A.
Howarth. Colonel . Isaac M. Ullma,n,
who Is also a member of the commit
tee, leaves to-day for the south.
It is planned to have the banquet
Jan. 30. Because of the many who
will wish to attend It will probably
be held in Music hall, although this has
not been decided upon.
The speakers will all be local men
and the remarks will be very formal.
No toast list has yet been made up,
but several men, promlent in differ
ent lines of work throughout the city,
will be called upon. The committee on
Invitations will meet next week.
FIREMEN'S BENEVOLENT
Association 6rarted in 1849 Chooses
Officers.
The Firemen's Benevolent associa
tion held its annual meeting last night
at City hall. This association was or
ganized In 1849. At this meeting the
following officers were elected for the
coming year: ' President, ' Rufus R.
Fancher; vice-president, Captain John
W. Camp of steamer No. 9; secretary,
Capt. Patrick F. Redmond of steamer
No. 1; treasurer, Assistant Chief Wil
liam B. Perkins; auditing committee,
Captain Redmond and James David
son, No, 11; visiting committee. Chief
Fancher, Captain Camp and Captain
Borst of steamer No. 5; trustees of
Hubbell fund, Chief Fancher, Captain
Camp and Captain Borst. , (
The treasury reports ehoy tha the
financial condition of , the association
Is excellent as is also the case with all
other affairs of the association.
GOES DP TO COURT
Hearing Before i Referee New
ton on Paying National
Wire Bonds. '
NEW YORKERS NOT READY
Court to Determine Scope of Mort
i gage, as Property U Claimed ' '
os Exempt,
- i
Referee in Bankruptcy Newton heard
n appeal for an order for the payment
of bonds of the National Wire corpor
ation yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock
On the top floori1" hls offlce at 81S chaPel 8treet- A
come up was whether any dividend
should be paid, and if any, what, on
the first mortgage bonds out of the
money realized by the sale of the plant
of the corporation In bankruptcy.
Considerable discussion brought out
the fact that some of the largest bond
holders In New York were unprepared
;to announce through their counsel Just
what course they Intended to pursue in
the matter. It was finally decided that
the best wiy would be to have the
matter brought before a district court
by a petition, to be filed at some future
date by the bondholders. This petition
would have for its purpose the order
ing of the trustee in ba.nkrutcy to
show causo why they should not pay
these bondholders in full. The matter
would then quite probably be referred
to Referee Newton again as a special
master. It will be before the court to
determine the question as to the scope
of the mortgage, it being claimed that
a large part of the property owned by
the wire corporation and supposed to
be Included In the mortgage, was not
sufficiently described therein.
Notice was served by Attorney Mar
shall of New York, on behalf of a great
many of the creditors, that they, the
creditors, would contest the claim of
the National Steel & W'lre company
and the claim of the Evcritt B. Web
ster estate both as to validity and as
to order of payment.
There will be another hearing in the
matter In three weeks.
WOODRUFF FOR TAFT
Connecticut's Chief Executive Joins
Club In Secretary's Support.
Governor Rollin S. Woodruff yester
day Joined the Taft club which was or
ganized Wednesday night and became
a full fledged supporter of the secre
tary of war as successor to President
Roosevelt. With Cngressman L-illey as
at least a provisional supporter of Mr.
Taft the atmosphere In New Haven
county seems to grow clearer.
Since the orcanizaf Ion of the club
the nfembershfp has more than doubled
and Inquiries are comi ig In from all
over the state in regard to the plans
for branch organization,
i Hartford next week the second
Taft club of Connecticut will be or-
ganized. Among those most promin
ently identified with the movement
there is Charles Hopkins Clark, editor
of the Hartford Courant.
DR. LEVY GOING SOUTH
i Congregation Mishknn Israel Gives
Him Absence Leave.
The congregation of ' Temple M:sh
fcan Israel has voted a leave of abs
ence to Dr. Davtd Ievy, rabbi of the
congregation. Dr. Levy Is to take a
trip to the south. During h!s absence
1 Professor Isaacs of New York Univer-
i Ejty, will take charge of the temple
BKST SERVICE TO CALIFORNIA
via Washington-Sunset rout?. Person-
' anr conducted tourist cars without
t--.;.
rninp n it aMi:uii.'ji. i3rin s.o.
i Offices 170, 2:5 Washington St., Boston.!
FIRST REPORTS
REACH CHAPMAN
Hears from Work in Districts
at a Big Mass Meeting
Held in Calvary
- Church.
LEADER IS . BANQUETED
Over Two Hundred Tw. h,.j
Complimentary Dinner Held la
His Honor at Tontine
. Hotel.
CHAPMAX MEETINGS
Meetings To-day
7:30 p. m City Mission hall, 201 Or,
"se street - Mr. and Mrs! Wil
nam Asner.-. . . ,
'l:i?J?aZp,?1 ml"ln. State
Be?w0k. R"roa, Evangelist
Meeting Sunday.
Rchurch.m0rnlns 8ervlcM 1 wry
:0 P- m Poll's Theater. : For
Ru11" Ostrom.
Subject, "The Everyday Man."
8:Fft?'m,rFI"t "'"waist Church
r6Jo0?n?-?ly-V'BftMy
8:Vn?,rF1r8t Bapt church
Young people over twelve years
of age. Speaker, Dr. Granstaff
8:00 p. m. Howard Ave. Con-e-gational
Church. Youn pe'bla
erryTor.ft8
3:00 p. m. Westvllle M. E. Church
young people over twelve vears
' SheXn. 6PBaker' R D
7rrDrW!&
8.00 p. m. Branford.; For. mori
o Gy?" m'etln,r- "peake'r!
Regular evangelistio' meetings at
night as usual. ...,.
Read the Journal.
ports of all the CbaDman
the Chapman meetings.
The ' followers of the Chanman
movement found' themselves getting
home from fchurch last evening prob-
uiy. laier wai tney had er before.
It was alter 11 olock when the mass
meeting at Calv'ry Baptist, church, at
which all the districts convened, was
outV The' church wa$ packed. Iitet-'?
i ur. milllDS. WHO tnn i rh.... .u. v: i
meeting, had tri warn iH n.t-
keep from , itii ' doorways, assuring
them thatf did they, not, arid the, fire
; "T Wr " f W
marsnai near or it, they would not h
allowed to hold any more mass meet
ings. . ' ; ,, , ..!
"Now Isn't this better than a nrlse
fight," whispered Rev. W. E. A. Slaght
to the reporter when the meeting was
fairly under way, and the people from
the outlying districts were pouring In
late.' "You didn't think you would
ever find yourself at. church at n .
o'clock at night,", said Dr. Chapman .
In his sermon. 'And how much bet
ter Is it than that you are usually do
ing at that time each evening?"
The press of the city came In for
bouquets and . hard : criticism almost
in the same breath. Rev. D. D. Mun
ro, the convener of the West Chapel
district, referring in a sarcastic' tonn
to the' reports our magnificent mag
azines give us," and Dr. Chapman, on,
tne other hand saying he "wished to
pay a public jtrlbute to the newspa- ' .
pers, especially for their frequent and
kindly editorials which they have jon
out of their way to publish.;' , ,
After a preliminary service of song
the conveners of the various district
and the evangelists In those districts
were called on to say a few word
about the work they were attending
to. in introducing the first speaker
Dr. Phillips said: '"We. will not step
right over Into Fair Haven and ask
Mr. Tullar to tell of the work there.'
Mr. Tullar started a little witticism!
that later developed into a great deal
of merriment because of subsequent
remarks. '
"I suppose Fair Haven is the' first
to be called upon because It gets the
sunlight before the rest Of. the city.
Just so do I believe that we are on
the threshold of a great movement.
We see the ships with their sails
wrapped around the masts; they are
getting full and so are we with the
grace of God." ;
Dr. Henry Ostrom, the preacher in
the district, was the next. He said the
pastors were working as a unit there.
He asked all to pray for the work in
Fair Haven.
For the other end of the town.
W'estville, Rev. W. L. Sftght spoke of
the number of conversion. Rev. H. D.
Sheldon, the leader, said there had
been a small beginning there, but he
was looking for greater things.
Rev. Robert D. Trick reported for
the Howard avenue district He said
their evangelist was certainly driving
home some great truths there and
talking plainly. Rev. Henry W.
Stough said: "I preach ont there; I
like the people out there. They cer
tainly are very patient with my
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WEATHER RECORD.
Washington, Jan. 19. Forecast
for
Saturdav and Sunday:
For New Englind: Saturday, rain or
snow and warmer: Sunday, Enow, east
winds Increasing.
For Easetrn New Tork: Saturdnr,
rain or snow, increasing wiid3; Sunday,
clearing and colder.
IOCAI. WEATHER TtEPORT.
New Haven, Jsn. 10, ISO".
AM
P.M.
NW
5
Temperature 17
Wind direction NW
Wind velocity B
i Precipitation ...
Mnfmum mWr'ature. t" CT"r
Maximum temperature. SO
i Minimum l3 yfi,r l'
', UaxiTmim last ya r 35
., TiRn I oral FmrraMrr
I". S. Weather Bureau.
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