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LXIIL, NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY ,15, 19C8. PRICE TWO CENTS. VICTIMS OF FIRE NOW NUMBER 167 But One-Tenth of Bodies Re covered from Ruins of the Opera House Can be Identified. ' NINETY PER CENT. WOMEN Wliilo Panic-Stricken People Are Massed at Exit Explosion of Col cium Tunk Sets Cloth ing Afire. Boyertown, Pa., Jan. 14 When night fall put a step to the work of recover ing 'the dead from the ruins of the Rhoides opera house where last night's holocaust occurred, the official, roll of victims numbered 167.' Whether any more bodies are burled" beneath the ruins cannot be positively stated, but it is the belief of those who had charge of the gruesome work that all of the dead have been removed, and that the total list of victims will not go 'above 170. The ratio of women and girls to men and boys is about nine to one. The work of identification will not ba begun until to-morrow, as most of the bod.es are still lying In a confused state at the four improvised morgues. , ; The Rhoades opera house was locat ed on the second floor of a three story brick building. The first floor was oc cupied by a national bank and several stores and the third floor was used for lodge rooms. The entertainment hall was a large room about fifty feet wide and, 75 feet long. It had' no gallery. .There was a stairway at the front of the building and a narrow exit In the rear of the stage. Fire escapes were built on both sides and on the front of the building. So far as can be learned there wore about 425 persons packed In the room, riiost of whom were adults. The num ber of children present was compara tively small. There were about 65 per sons, all local talent, on the stage. H. W. Fischer, of Carlisle, Pa., says a rubber tube slipped from one of the tanks of the calcium light. There was a loud hissing sound which caused many in the audience to turn their hrfftds in curiosity to see what It was. 1 , There was absolutely no panic up to this time aid nothing probably would i have happened if one or more of the C performers behind the curtain had not If been curious to learn what was caus ', ing the nblsa Who he, or they, were, ft" prbbablji will naver be known. Hear ting the 'hissing sound and the slight f commotion In the audience one of the performers raised the curtain from the ?i, floor. In front of the curtain and scrv 1 ing as footlights was a tin tank per haps eight feet long, three Inches wid? 'and three Inches high. It contained " Cioal oil and about ten lights. In rals- !lngthe curtain the performed accl jldentlly turned this tank over and it fell to the floor within a few Inches of '. those persons in the front row. 1 The Rev. Adam A. Weber, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church, for the benefit of. whose Sunday school the en- i'Jtertainment was being given, tried to lptck up the tank with the assistance )-ot others, but before they could do so j Jthe oil flowed out and caught fire. U Then came the Inevitable' cry of fire (iand what followed would be Impossl ' hl accurately to tell. Every eye wit less says that the audience rose en hniasse and the one Impulse was to irirach the front door. All attempted (It', but few got out. The seats in the Renter of the hall were of the usual folding variety, screwed to the floor, Swhlle those along the sides of the hall were loose chairs. In the scramble 'Ho get out many persons fell over the Schalrs and were never able to regain 'their feet. Those who did reach the front en- i'Hrance : found it jammed with people who were fighting and shrieking to get iut. One of the double doors had been jholted shut, the better to enable the t ticket taker to take up tickets. Not inore than two persons could pass this 'kloor at one time and after the first I Tialf dozen got through the narrow pas sage it became clogged with the strug- gling mass of humanity. Men, won.en. Sboys, girls and chairs were tangled up In a solid mass that no one from the autslde was able to disentangle. A In the meantime some one discovered .'that there were fire escapes on each , side of the building and dozens made their exit by those avenues of escape Vnd gave the alarm. The fire bell was ung and the whole town was aroused find went to the rescue. All the time he flames from the oil tank were Creeping toward the terrible mass ot oeople who were frantically shrieking nd fighting to get out. The noise was terrific and few heard the cries of "hose who found the fire escape.'. Sonu iff the bravest who had gained the fir t Escapes pulled dozens from the strug gling mass and directed them to the. -'Mdes of the building. While these -renzied people were fighting to pet !own the front steps the calcium light ?ank exploded and fire was spread over the entire mass of people. This added '. horror was more than the feeble res cuers could stand and in order to save heir own lives they were forced to 'lee down the fire escapes. FESSENDEN'S WILL Estate of Three-Quarters of a Million Goes to Relatives. Stamford, Jan- 14. The will of the late Samuel Fessenden was offered for probate to-day. The value of the realty la given at $100,000 and the per sonal property at $300,000. It is be lieved that the entire e.state i3 worth about three-quarters of a million. There are no bequests of a public na ture. The estate is mostly in Stam ford real estate and stocks and bonds. All Is left to relatves, except $1,000 to Helen Davenport Perry, of Maine, who is named after Mr. Fessenden's wife. Mr. Fessenden has left his four un married sisters and a married sister $10,000 each; his brother, Oliver G., $5,000 in trust, the principal to go to the latter's daughter; to his brother Seth, $10,000; to the Stamford Trust company, $2,000, the income to go to hi3 aunt and, after her death,, to her daughter, , while the residue is to go to Mr. Fessenden's son and two daughters, in trust, the principal to go to their children, if they have any. and, if not, to the nephews and nieces. JAPS NOT AFTER WAR SAS TAFT Secretary of War Tells Ohio So ciety That Effect of Send ing Fleet Has Been Wholesome. REASON WITH THEIR EYES DEATH OF W. L. ALDEN Descendant of John and Prlscllla, and Otherwise Distinguished. Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 14. William Liv ingston Alden died here to-night. He was United States consul eencral at Rome during President Cleveland's first administration, md was knighted by, tne late King Humbert with the Or der of the Crown of Italy for dlstln. guished services during Italy's strug gle for Independence. He was the au thor of many bocks, and was a con tributor to American, and European magazines. In recent years he lived in Paris, Rome, Venice and London, where he was well known. He was born in Wlliamstown, Mass., In , 1837, and was a lineal descendtt.it of John and Prls- cllla Aldcn. MOLLOY EN iERTAINS Boom Started for Ex-Alderman as the Next State Senator. MARTIN, CTUDLEY THERE Wit and Eloquence Flow Like a Moun tain Stream In tho Spring- ' ' , . - time. At a Complimentary dinner given by Thomas H. Molloy at his home on Wa ter street last evening to the newspa per men and a few Invited guests, in cluding Judge John P. Studley and Mayor James B. Martin, a spontaneous boom for the host to succeed Franklin L. Homan as state senator was started. The dinner was one of the most en joyable which has attended the going out of the old board of aldermen and the coming In of the new. Mr. Molloy wag the best sort of a host and with the assistance of his private secretary, Dennis J. McCuen of L'lndependcnte, saw that the guests lacked nothing in the line of satisfaction of their appe tites. John L. Gllson, to show the non-par-tlfanshlp of the gathering, acted as toastmaster and after several choruses by some newspaper men Introduced as the first speaker of the evening Mayor James B. Martin. Mayor Martin said that when he saw the crowd gathered he at first thought that he had got Into one of Mr. Asher's soul-fa ving gatherings, but was soon disillusioned by the aforesaid singing. Judge Studley followed Mr, Martin and In a characteristic address gave away many court secrets about those present, especially the host's private secretary. He was followed by Hon. 'Alexander Troup, editor of the 'Xew Kaven Union, who urged non-partisan politics In the management of a muni cipal government like that of New Ha ven. He said that not until the muni cipal government was conducted along non-partisan lines would the taxpayers get the full Benefit of their money. Fred Whitaker followed Mr. Troup with a few remarks In which he In cluded the fact that he knew Mr. Mol loy might at some future time enter into state politics. The three evening papers and the Journal-Courier were represented at the dinner. Among the prominent peo ple there beside the newspaper men were: Mayor Martin, Judge Studley, John L. Gllson, Charles Birely, the ex ecutive secretaiy, Charles W. Tuttle, the preMdent of the board of alder men, Andrew P. Allen,' Dennis J. Mc Cuen, Town Clerk Fred Whitaker, Hon. Alexander Troup. Alderman Jenson, H. M. Sedgwick and AHerman Healy. NEGRO ATTACKS BABY Question of the Open Door In China the Important One to Vs Our , Trade Second Only to England. Philadelphia, Jan. 14. Secretary Taft of the war department was the chief guest of the Ohio Society at Philadelphia at its banquet held here to-night. Congressman Theodore B. Burton, also a son of Ohio, wks ex pected to accompany Mr. Taft, but ho was 111 and could not make the Jour ney from Wrashlngton. A feature of the affair was the dec orations, every design having conspic uous In its make up tho "Buck Eye." At each plate, instead of the usua guest card, was a hat pin, with a "Buck Eye" for a head on' which was painted the Ohio coat of arms. At tached to the pin was a small flag of the state on tfte reverse side of which was the name of the guest. When Secretary Taft arose to speak he was greoted w.h a song In which he was referred to- as "the only one." In reply to this he said; "It seems to be a mighty poor society occasion of this sort when you do not nominate some one for the presidency. so when we are through I'd like to take a little puper and sign it 'Value re ceived.' ' He described Ohio as the typical American slate, referred to the place Its sons have held In the history of the country and then talked on the rela tions of this country with China and Ja?an. The Japineso he Eald, do not desire war with us, nor do wc with them. The question of the open door In China, he declared, was the Important one to us. The United States, the secretary said, was second only to England In i.s "com mercial .relations with China, figures falling to show the true conditions be cause American goods entering Ch na were compelled to pass through Hong Kong, a port controlled by EnjIanJ. The sending of .the American fleet to the Pacific, the up aker insls.cd, had no war-like significance. ' . But the effect as. viewed from the Oriental standpoint, was most whole some, since the Orientals reasic through their eyes and the material evidence of the government warships In the Pacific settled the talk of war in the Philippines. - Secretary Taft also delivered a brief address before the Military Order of Foreign Wars. NEWS SUMMARY. GE.NEHAL. Japs Not After War. Victims of Fire Number 167. President Roosevelt and the Itallroads. The Fight Against Modernism. Boston Has New Charter. Report on National Guard Assn. Under $1,000,000 Bends. STATE. -. Federation of'l-abor Meeting. Fessenden Will in Probate. State Orange Annual Meeting. , . Tobacco Men Hold Sesslui. Cromwell Old Man Missing. Noank Negro Attncks a Baby. CITY. Guilford Witness Grows Angry. Found Guilty of Deer Torture. Mrs. Haddon School Nurse. Mission Services Largely Attended. Democratic Club Chooses Officers, Major Weed's Staff Dines. Allen Appoints His Committees. Asher '.t Dike Saloon. Molloy Dines His Friends. Brilliant Symphony Concert. SI'ORTS. Thrilling Finish at New Orleans. Jlmmle Smith Maintains Record. McFarland Trims Keyes. Wiley, Folger and J. Bedell Win Races. Trinity Track Men Out. Boneyards Stand Alone at Top. Star Basketball Team to Fight It Out. 1'admore Wins Pool Match from Reed Dates for Grand Circuit. . EVESTS TO-DAY. Union Evangelistic. Services. , Protestant Episcopal Mission. "A Lady of Quality," at Bijou. Gemaro's Bnnd at Poll's. ... . Florence Bindley at New Haven. FEDERATION OF LABOR MEETING Connecticut Branch, in Annual Session at Bridgeport, , Takes Public Into Confidence. , ADMITS NEWSPAPER MEN NAT'L GUARD AM. Recommends That it be Made Integral Pari of Regu lar Army. COMMITTEE MAKES REPORT Advises Better Pay for Army and Sug. gests Mlllitnry Conespond ! - ci'ico Schools, PROVING INSANITY Witnesses In Thaw Trial Recount Ec centricities or Defendant. New York, Jan. 14. The attorneys Harry K. Thaw at his trial to-day be gan relentlessly to build up the case of legal Insanity which they have in terposed in his behalf as a defense for the killing of Stanford White. The two principal witnesses of the day were Prof. Charles E. Koehler of Winona. Minn., who acted as Instruc tor to Thaw In the Wooster, Ohio, uni versity In 1SS8, and Mrs. Amy Grozelle of San Mateo, Cal., who attended Thaw as a trained nurse at Monte Carlo hi 1897. They both told of the young man's eccentricities and declared that his manner always was Irrational. Dr. John T. Deemar, of Klttanlng, Pa., one of the Thaw family physi cians, also was heard, as also were the attending physicians of three Institu tions for the Insane where members of Thaw's family, on both paternal and maternal sides, were confined. District Attorney Jerome, by unex pectedly Invoking the sacred privileges of physician and patient, blocked such of the testimony as to unsoundness of mind ' the Thaw family, but the call ing of the witnesses and the questions they were allowed by the court to an swer left the desired Impression upon the Jury. Mr. Jerome explained that the law compelled him to object to such testi mony without on express waiver from the patients. Even the nurse who at tended Thaw was not allowed to tes tify intil Thaw personally mads a wiavcr of the confidential privileges In open court. State Organizer HeUly Reports Ten dency to "Knock" Organization, and Pleads for Greater Co-Opcratlon. Boston, Jan. 14 The desires of the National Guard association of the Unlled State for new national leg g latlon aft ctlng state mllhles were defi nitely expressed to-day by an almost complete representation of the volun tee forces from every section of the country 'nt the tenth annual meeting of tho organization, ' in -Faneull hall. The report of the legislative commit tee, to which members from each slate were appointed yen rday, was rejJl by the chairman of the committee. Gener al James a. Brain, and unanimously adopted. ,. , The feature of the report was a rec-omm-nditlon to'chango the Dirk lsw, so as to make state militias practic ally an Integral part of the regular army and as such have them support ed and controlled by the federal gov ernment. M Resolutions wero passed to-day fiv orlng action by th United States con gress to provide better pay for the mil itary service of the country; the policy of giving physicians of the national guard preference whenever Itv became necessary for the federal government to add to the medical corps of the ar my; and th investigation of the advis ability of establishing military corres pondence schools for tho Instruction of officer?. - A telegram received from General Charles Dick United States senator from Ohio and presllent of the associ ation, announced that Illness kopt him from attending the meeting. Following the action on the reports, a pcneral dlsiusslon ensued as to methods In profecutlon of the proposed changes In the statutes. General Drain suggested that upon adjournment of the convention to-morrow each dele gate go direct to Washington, button hole his state's congressman and Im press upon them the unanimous de mand of the national volunteer militia for new legislation. The financial question was finally disposed of by a vote to make a special assessment on the basts of $3 for every 500 guardsmen, or 1 cent per member, which with the 100.000 men will aggre gate an even $1,000 for carrying through congress the proposed meas ures. The convention then adjourned for the day. After luncheon a majority of tho visitors went to Fort Banks and Fort Heath, Boston harbor, where special target practice with the big guns and mortars was arranged. Without opposition the convention accepted the report of the nomination committee, favoring the re-election of General Dick of Ohio as president of the association. "Adjutant General Cole of Hartford was elected a vice president. Bridgeport, Jan. 14 -r-Whethcr or not tho session of the Connecticut branch of the American Federation of Labor should be open to newspapermen was a question which precipitate! a warm contest very soon after the convention met In ! this city to-day. After much parliamentary skirmishing it was de cided to admit writers for the press so that a filr anl clear statement of the proceedings might be given the public. The convention was called to order by President Charles J. Dcna hue of Derby saortly after 11 o'clock, after much prelim. nary work hal been done. Mayor Henry Lee was intioduc ed and he bade the delegates welcome to the city of many Industries, and he spoke at some length of the present In dustrial situation in the city. He said he believed .n harmony be it laboi and capital, neither could s ,d alone, and that for te 'access o. either or both It was ei-seuual that all disputes should be arbitrated. President Donahue replied to the wel come, and the convention proceeded to business. T'te credential committee, composed of Joseph Reilly of New Ha ven, Thomas Crosby of New Britain and J J. O'.N'cll of Bridgeport, report ed that 80 delegates weie present and entitled to ssats , Upon, the reassembling of the after noon' session President Donahue made his annial address. Upon tho conclusion of his address President Donahue announced the fol lowing committees; Rules H. C.; Shalboy of Danbury, James T, Manne of Hartford and Peter J. Mclntlre of Danbury. . . w Resolutions Janies H. ' Smith of Bridgeport, Hoiaco D, Fallon of Beth el, Altrod C Connolly ; of Dunbury, Stirling Edwards of Derby, , Maurice Sullivan bf Merldcif" ' Constitution James Slngelln of South Norwulk, Janes P. Donaghue of Wa terbury; W. O. Lyons of Bridgeport,' F. G. Cap. on of Da f bury, Daniel A. Gor man of Derby. Finance P.ichard Dalton of Hartford, E. O. Haughton of Bridgeport, Otto Oessechack of Danbury. DlHtilbutlon Timothy Flanagan 0LD STAFF DINES Ma'or Smith U. Weed's Men Banquet at the Tontine. An informal dinner was held las, evming at the Tontine hotel by the staff of Major Smith G. Weed, retired, of the Second ccmpany, Governor's Foot guard. All the members were present, and in addition Major Brown, tho new head of 'the company, was a guest. The event was in the-nature of an old fashioned beefsteak diiner. ' Chaplain Watson U Phillips, who was among the members present, remarked on the annual custom of the. dinner and told how much he enjoyed the affair, i , ' ' It was voted last night to effect a permanent social organization of the old staff. Secretary Lum was presented with a beautiful gold-lined silver loving cup, given as a gift for his boy, who was born last Christmas day. NO MINING LEGISLATION Nevada Special Session Refers Matter to Joint Committee. allen appoints his Committees New President of the Aldermen Assigns Work of Members for the Coming - .Session. SUNDAY BASEBALL ASKED Alderman Cumilnghuni 1'uU in Peti tion, Which Is Serit to Special Committee of the Board. . The board of aldermen last night met in special session. The main thln$ was to talk on the garbage contract and this scene was shifted to the board of health. But it must be said that President Allen of the . board of alder men appointed his standing commit tees for the year. Here they are: Rpn'ora Oriel Dniii rr.a irnH j"t Carson. Nev.. Jan. 14.-The special, ningnami Vanacore Chandler. Berl session of the Nevada legislature, called by Governor Sparks, met to-day. Af ter organization. Governor Sparks' message was read. In the senate, the appropriation bill for the session was passed. The only Important action was the passage of a resolution referring all bills that may be' Introduced relative to state rangers, constabularies or mil itary to a soeclal joint committee con sisting of the Judiciary committee, the committee on military and Indian af fairs and the federal relations com mittee. , ' I .. , ' SYMPHONY SUCCESS Splendid Rendition Given Goldmark's' Beautiful Sakuntala. of WORK WAS i EXCELLENT Refinement of Spirit Marks the Per i fornianee of a Difficult ''.;. program, r ' " i Last night at Woolsey halt in the presence of a large audljnce, the ew Haven Symphony orchestra gave-the third concert of the seasonr The program opened with Gold mark's beautiful but d'jfflcult overture "Sakuntala" which was given a very of; good reading and a performance far BOSTON'S NEW CHARTER Mil Provides for Six Municipal Direc tors and Mayor to Rule City. Boston. Jan. 11. A' bill providing for i new charter for the city of Bosto-.i vas filed in the house to-day upon the etition of Frir.k W. Woodward and thers. The bill provides that a mayor c elected for a ttrm of two rears, and hat six other persons, to be known as ivtiicipal directors, shall also be elect id for two year terms. The mayor 'nd the municip.il directors are to take he place of the present common coun il and board of aldermen, and are to e known as the municipal directorate. Arraigned In Xoonk Charged With Beating mid Torturing. Xoank. Jan. 14. A burly negro known as Prince iAl-bert was arrested here last night and arraigned before Judge Lat timer of the town court this morning on the charge of beating and torturing the 15-months-o!d baby belonging to Mrs. Austin, a white woman, with whom the negro boarded. The assault occurred a week ago. The baby was covered with bruL-:es, showing the fero city of the attack. He was bound over for trial at the next session of the criminal superior court. AGED PRIEST HELD UP Father Bocher, of Haverhill, Robbed at Point of Revolver. Haverhall, Mass.. Jan. 14. Two un known men called at the home of Rev. H. Bocher. an nged. retired priest, here to-nipht and .ifter inquiring the way to a comtry road, held up the clergymaa at the point of a revolver and robbed him of what money he had and a watch and Father Bocher is prostrated as a result, of the attack. WAR POET DEAD Jaw Ryder Randall, Writer of "Marylaud, My Maryland." Augusta. Oa.. Jan. 14. Jamea Ryder Randall of this city, famous as a war poet, died here this afternoon, after an illness of a few days. He was born in Baltimore in 1843. Among other pn.ducts of his pen was "Maryland, My Maryland," of which Oliver Weldell Holmes said: "My only regret Is that I could not do 4or Massachusetts what Randall did for Maryland." ADMIRAL KVAXS IMPROVED. Rio Janeiro, Jan. 14. This morning the officers of the fleet went to Syl- j vestre on special tramway cars and then continued the trip by railroad as j far as the Hotel Paineiras. where re- freshments were served. During the I trip the Americans had ample oppor tunity to Mew the boutiful s.en -ry that everywhere met their eye. Rear Ad miral Evans, who has ben suffering from rheumatism for the past few days, has improved considerably since I yesterday. ATTEMPT ABDUCTION Men In Automobile Enter Home of Heiress at Xew Canaan. I New Canaan. Jan. 14. A bold at tempt to fcbduct Miss Giles G. Mc Clanahan, the heiress who Is now un der the guardianship of Dr. C. H. Sco ville. was made to-night by five men in an automobile. The machine was backed through the street until It reached a point near the house. The men then went to the door and asked whether Miss Mt-Clan-ahan was at home. On being informed that she was, they said they had come for her and wished to have her leave immediately with them. Miss McClanahan appeared In the room, but made no effort to accompany the men. The nurse refused the re- i quest and attempted to telephone to Dr. Sooville. but as she was about to take down the telephone she wes grasped from behind -;d was not al lowed to give an alarm. The men. how ever, became frightened and left. Bridgeport, Gottfried Kllngschmldt of Danbury, John Hinkeleman of Derby. Press J. M. Griffin, James F. Temple and William Sell of Bridgeport. Officers' reports John A. Dunn of New Haven, James McDonough of Danbury, Stephen Selby of Derby. The report of State Organizer John H. Reilly reviewed the work of the year, and he said that as It was legis lative year new organizations were notj anxious lo amiiiuc. L.tue in ino jrai came the calamity howl with many people out of work. He said that while he made some headway he found that in many cities people had the. "hammer out for the Connecticut Federation and Its officers. Yet these same people forget that the Federa tion of Labor is Just as much their own as their local organization, and if it is not properly managed it Is be cause they do not express their opin ions through the officers of their lo cal unions." He made a pica, for greater co-operation from the Central Labor unions of the several clue's, and suggested that the state organizer should be In touch with the local unoins eucji day when ' he is doing work In a given locality. The financial report showed receipts for the year of tt.545 and expenditures of fc!,21", and of the latter quite a sum was expended by the legislative agent President Donahue. The secretary In his report said thJt at a meeting of the executive commit tee President Donahue showed a check which had been endorsed and paid through a New York bank. It was en dorsed by I. Henry Hogan, treasurer and was payable to Patrick Carroll for the amount of $10. This check had been solicited from 3 memb;r of the legislative. President Donahue gave the check to the prosp cuting attorney at Hartford who sa'd that the men eompla'nefl of would have to be presented before any ac:ion could b?. taken. This check the re port stated was solicited by men who had no connection whatsoever with the Federation, and was one of many checks so solicited from members of the General Assembly. The convention then adjourned until to-morrow. better than any hitherto given In New Haven.v It :s a work of such pure and elevating character that It should be given a place on the program every season. Regarded solely from Its edu cational standpoint I consider It the most potent factor In the whole library of the orchestra and as the piayers be come more and more acquiltitsd with Its delicate and intricate passages Its refining Influence will become corres pondingly greater among the - people. Repetition is the cornerstone of all development. Tschalkowski's great B flat minor concerto for the piano was the second number on the program and its rendition calls for nothing but the highest praise. Katherlno Goodson, the soloist. Is an artist of very fine qualities and her playing of Tschiik owskl was extremely sympathetic but hampered somewhat by the' heaviness of the orchestra. Only once before have I heard this conckrto played with as much refine ment of spirit as was Infused into it last night (and I have heard ft a num ber of times) and then It was played by Rosenthal. After having been recalled several' times. Madame Goodsan graciously re sponded with an lextra number, "Re verie" by Richard Strauss the com position was simple but rull or choic est poetry. Beethoven's seventh symphony closed the program and Its rendition cenfirms the Judgment already passed that both the orchestra and Professor Parker feel a more Intimate bond to Beethoven than to any other composer. The con- 1U.M1. . v- - . I j ;. . Slreets-Stanton, Leonard, Vanacore, Loos, Russell. . . . ! ' Water Townsend, 'Collins, Belden Burke, Jacobs. ' ' ;. t Abatement of tajtcs--Burke, Healy, Cunningham,' Russell, iBeJden. ' Appropriatlons-Cunnlngham, Healy, Belden, Berman,' Chandler.. i , Bath hous-Colllns, Miller,' Jensen, Foley, Be: :.t i ' , j , Build...; ' ' building' .lines Leon ard, Mci , .niilnirham. Townsnd. Chandlu. . l M'ller, Claims t.o!..n, Kenna, Townsend, Beluen. - 1 Commerce and manufacturing Loos. Stanton, Leonard, Jenson, Healy. ' ?u ' Licenses Vanacore, Burke, Marlow,' Chandler, Jacobs. Leg slature-Mlller, Kenna, Malvey, Foley, Townsend. Llghting-tMulvey,'-' Collins, Burka, Leonard, Foley. , Ordinances Kenna, Mulvey, Stanton, Loos, Jacobs, w - . , Railroad and bridges Healey,' Mar low, Kenna, 'Millar, Jensen. i i Retrenchment and reform Russell, Marlow, Mller, Vanacore, Foley.t Jt will be seen that the president of the board -of aldermej 1 gave to his party colleagues the majority, as w to be expected, n' , - '7 ;i t ' "-After .if was over thirj eumft the regulr doings of the biard. ' ' Alderman Allen, the new priwldent of th board, distribute o'.sar. and; then announced the MinmKtiJcs. ! Walter Leigh and otha-j sent fit 4 commurile&tlon'whlch asked ror twenty-live tickets for $1 on street rail ways, the same as Is provided in 'Va terbury. ;,m 1 ? 1 .; . There was a question In the board of aldermen as to whether the resolu. Uon or petition should go to the fail road and bridges committee or a spe cial committee. I( was finally , decided that "f th: whole matter should be taken to th committee ' on railroads and bridges In relation' to the garbage jontiact It was decided undtr a decision .it tho corporation couhsel that the whole thing was left to the board of health: He said the old board was continuous and that Its action would have to be rescinded If a ehahjre was made. 'TJie question was as to whether H. ofd board of aldermen had the po-ver to give to the board of heil:h th power to let ouf: th. collection of Ihe garbage of the city without alveiiis Ing for blfls. . ' , , Aldrman Miller-of the board of al-" dermen questioned whether ihi. abler-' men of the past year had a rlghf to let the board Of Inalth let out t.n con tract, as prcpesed. The oplni.ni --f the corporation . :i:istl shows that the al dermanic provision was properly let. I The petition of Alderman Cunning-' ham that a resolution be passed allow ing Sunday baseball was referred U a special committee.' The trolley road also petitioiud for the privilege of putting In a spur track to connect with thy Cnuteclicut Adamant Plaster company in Tt'.ver street,, and this was referred j tha railroad committee. '1 UNDER $1,000,000 BOND Receiver for California Trtisf Coin pany Chosen by Stockholders. San Francisco, Jan. 14 Pres-lding Judge Coffe" of the superior court this afternoon ..iade fin order appointing- cert was good-both the orchestra and ! warcr t-eorerer receiver lor tne Its conductor gave us the result of ; California Safe Deposit and Trust co;n enrnest. endeavor nd their efforts are W ni Axing his bond at $1,000,000. appreciated. IFSB. ' 11 's understood that bond will . be ' ! promptly furnished. Mr. Lebretou, who Is a capitalist an;l who was for merly president of tha French Savings bank In this city, was the choice of the stockholders of the wrecked bank for the position to which he ha3 tesn appointed. - MISSION SERVICES Those Held nl All Three Churches Well Attended Yesterday. The Mission services being conducted by the Fathers of the Order of the Holy Cross, are gaining !n strength at every service. The attendance at each of the Episcopal churches gets larger and more enthusiastic each day. The special services for women and chil dren are being largely attended and much good results irom the noon' da; services which are held in all thre; churches. SPECTACULAR RIVER FIRE Floating Grain Elevator Ablaze from Gtmn in Kt,rn in Ililrlsnn. I The evening services last night were! New York Jan. 14. with a fire rag-; extremely well attended and powerful! ing from bow to stern, a floating grainj sermons were preached at each of the elevator was cut loose from the pier at tnree cnurches. At Trinity church Fa- 33D DECKER MASON DEAD. Torrlngton, 3m. 14 Edwin A. Thrall, one of the two or three thirty-third degree Masons In this state, died hsre shortly after 4 a'clock yesterday af.- ernoon., He was sixty-six years of age, and was for twenty years a prominent dealer i gems with his chief place of business in Maiden lane. New York. WEATHER RECORD. Washington. Jsn. 14. Forecast for the foot of West 34th street to-night: ther Huntington was the preacher. His Wednesday nml Thursday . just in U,ne0 prevent ; the War. fubJect ws -version." orw' j DIAS RECEIVES SHniXERS. ; Mexico City. Jan. 14. Pilgrims of the iMvsti-? Slirlr.rrs were received by Pres j Mn llinx in the ambassadors' room at the ral 'r to-day. The reception was jmiirkeil fc the presentation to the pre iident by J. Hos Clark of Ixs Anpeies. ; on neimti 01 r-ai initr-iiai r-'jif-maie Aivan .u. iHyiuii mit' m visum Shrlners. of a beautiful Shrfners fez, i;:ter woven with emeralds and rubies. spreading to three cotton loaded barges ami the steamer Sannio of the Italian line. The burning huat was hauled up the river to the Jersey shore opposite Forty-first street, while the blaze was ex tinguished by two fire boats. Thou sands of people lined the shore and wit nessed the spectacular fight. j XO POLICK BOARD MEETING. The regular meeting of the police I Mmmt.cirtnA nr., mil held last even ing. Only a couple of members ap peared, no quorum being on hand. NOTED SCVLPTOR DEAD. Detroit Mich.. Jan. 14. Julius Melchcrs. a noted sculptor and pupil of sou'h. the Prussian sculptor Mistermann, died j to-night at his home here as tha re- ! I.OCA1. suit of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered last May. He was 78 years old. inir variable aid shlftimr to frelvsouth. f For Eastern New York: Fair and ' warmer Wednesday; snow or ruin 1 Thursdav: wnids shifting to fresh BEST SERVICE TO CALIFORNIA via Washington-Sunset route. Person ally conducted tourist cars without chinge from Washington. Berth $8.50. Offices 170, 228 Washington St., Boston. WRITHER REPORT. New Haven. Jan. 14, 1907. Temperature ... . Wind direction Wind velocity Weather Minimum temperature. Maximum temperature. Minimum last year .... Maximum last ree.- .... U M. TABE, Lioral Forecaster. C. S. Weather Bnresa. M. St KV 10 C'efif : 31 3S P.M. SW 11 Clear