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t If It's News and True, ! , It's Hero. Weather To-ds-y : ' Rain, if VOL. LXIII., NO. 80. NEW HAVEN, CONN,, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTS. i SUES FOR ABSOLUTE ; JHYORCE Mrs. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Files Papers Just Before . Husband Sails for Europe. MARRIED BUT SEVEN YEARS Drfcmlniit Head of tlio Vanderhllt Family and Inherited $O,OOO,000 on the Death of IT lis Father. AIMIK,L KPV.Rnv, Who succeeds Kvans ns commander nf tho Pacific fleet during Its round-the-world voyage. Ho was Appointed to Annapolis from thin slate. HINES' ASSAILANT IS NOW LOCATED Police Confident of Soon Land- ing the Ilan Who Shot Member of Police Force. AN EX-STATE PRISON MAN New York, April 1. Within an hour after he had sailed for Europe to-day Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt. was made the defendant In a suit died with the supreme court by his wife, Ellon French Vanderbilt. The nature of the action was not Immediately dis closed, and counsel for the plaintiff refused to-night to slate whether Mrs. Vanderbilt nought a divorce or legal separation from her husband. Jus- tlce O'Oormnn, before whom the pro ceedings were Instituted, appointed David MeClure, an attorney of this city, as referee to hear testimony and report findings and recommendations to the court. , The papers were placed In a safe and will be formally presented to morrow morning. It was learned late to-night from an official In the county courthouse, who saw the papers In the cas, that Mrs. Vanderbllt's action Is one for ab solute divorce. Chandler P. Anderson, Mr. Vander bllt's personal counsel, who was seen to-night In regard to the suit, said: "You see, T am In no position to talk on the affairs of my client." When Mr. Anderson was informed that It had been learned that the ac tion was one for absolute divorce he said: "T cannot lalRY' Mrs. Vanderbilt was F.llon French, laughter of the late Francis Ormond French,, president, of the Manhattan Trust company and director of many railroads. Her mother has been abroad for several years but Is returning for the nuptials of her grand daughter, Miss Pauline Lerny French and Sam uel Wagstaff, which will be solemnized at Newport on May; o. Ellen, or as she was more generally known, Elsie, French, married Alfred flwynne Van derbilt nh January it, 1001. A year later ' their only child, William Henry, was born. Mr. Vanderbilt B8 the second son of the late Cornelius Vanderbilt, Inherited something like $00,000,000. He has been tegarded as the head of the family since the estrangement following the marriage of Cornelius, the eldest son, to Mies Grace Wilson. (During the past year or so Mr, Vanderbilt has spent much of his tlltie abroad. Rut recently he returned from London where he plans to drive the coach Venture as a public coach this spring between Lon don and Brighton. Later he Is to be one of the Judges at the International horse STATE OF ANARCHY Paris Report Says Ha.vtlan Situation Is Fxtrcniely Hrave. Paris, April 1. A dispatch from Port-au-Prince, Haytl, says that the situation there Is extremely grave, and that, complete anarchy prevails. A dispute Is said to have arisen be tween General .Tubs Colcou, chief of the military district of Port-nti-Prlme, and Camllle Gabriel, nephew of Pres ident Xord Alexis, as to their respec tive powers In coping with the situa tion. The dispatch further declares that preparations are making to land American sailors. Local Department Satisfied That Ho Is Known Has Never Ilrcii Arretted In This Clly. NEWS SUMMARY. Washington, April 1. The ITaytlan legation received to-day from Port an Prince a cablegram stating Hint quiet prevails there and thnt there Is no cause for anxiety. Consequently the legation official express doubt aw to the accuracy of the news cabled from Parts tending to show that anarchy exists In Port nu Prlnc". EMPEROR'S LETTER Correspondence That Caused International Flurry Published. ' CREATES NEW COMMOTION That the man who shot Patrolman Dennis lllucs In the thigh last Satur day night so that ho will lie conlliied for some time at the tt. Raphael's hospital will soon be n the tolls Is the belief; of the local police as expressed last night and this belief la founded not upon desire to have the man pun ished but upon definite knowledge. The police are confident that the man they suspect l.s the man who was guilty of the shooting and while It may be several days before he Is landed In this city they fPe very sure that he will ultimately be brought In. (if course the man under suspicion l.s not In thl. city and Hie local police must await hU capture by the author ities n other places, but from the In formation given last night It looks as If the man, while perhnp.'; not under arrest. In any other place, was located and would probably soon bn taken. It Is stnted that the man under suspicion Is not a N'ew Havener, and that he ha never been arrested In this city, but Is known to be a man with a bad rec ord.' and one who lias served In state's prison. Ho lias n"ver been sent up for shooting, but has been convicted and has served time for burglaries. The police hold him responsible for the burglary which was committed on Whitney non,uo the same night that the shooting was done, and are hope ful of getting evidence enough to fast en that crime against him also when he Is taken. While the police are averse to giv ing out any tidings In regard to men wanted while they are still out of the net the confident nlr with which the rase Is mentioned leads to the belief that, something very definite, which will soon lead to results, Is known at headquarters. ;i ,m,h w,. Mrs. A. G. Vanderhllt Asks Divorce.. 1 Southern Wages Stand 1 New Vol k Ha millers to Ixise 1 Kaiser's Famous Letter Gut 1 LI I ley to Tell the House . . . S M. K. Conference Minnies Gibbons,,, 9 Haylien Refugees In Fear 10 Fairbanks for Tariff Revision 11 Hoiiiiparte Attacked In House IS Financial New and Quotations,... It ( ion 1 rl -Hagan Marriage Reports. ... 2-11 STATU. Funeral nf Rev1. Father Shanly 1 Curlalluient In Wlnsled 1 Kx-Gov. McLean Home 3 Walker Home April 21 10 Bull Hog' Rile Children i . 1 I Suicide In Merlden 2 MTV.' Crusade Agralnat Drug Clerks 1 Road Sa;s rieco Work or Quit...... 1 .Inlm F. Stevens Kxplulns Views.... 1 Pnllecman Glues' Assailant Located. 1 Rhodes Hcholar Found Here 3 Sergeant Gibson Celebrates 2 1. K. 10. Convention In New Haven. 12 Morn Uriel's In Flsk Will Case 10 Kodner ,lury Goes Hume 10 SPOUTS I'ligrs (I mid 7. Trinity F.nsv for Vale Nine. ArlenoGn Wins Ladles' Slakes. , Brown Nine Couldn't Solve, Files. Ml, ami Handicap Gush Race. Princeton .Scores Mhul-Out, Fnlscy Elected Baseball Captain. N. II. H. S. Ra-ketball Review. Wanderers Still Falling, Gnus Floors Spike Robsnn. Americans Win at Cliess. American Auto Hath for Alaska. Burns In a New Role. K I'lXTS t'O-n A Y Pnne 4 nnd R. nnymnnd Hitchcock at the Hyperion. "Iu Barry" at the Rl.lou. Full Vaudeville Bill nt Poll's. STEVENS EXPLAINS HIS CANAL VIEWS Thinks Project Necessitates Many Changes in Com mercial and Marine Policies. WITHOUT THEM FAILURE Despite Official Denial, Matter Is Con sidered AuthenticContents of Iirltrr. Herlin, April 1. The publication In a Munich journal, which Is Issued twice a month, of what It claims to bo a copy nf the letter which Emperor William sent to Lord Tweedmouth, first lord of the Mrltlsh admiralty, which created a sensailnn both In Germany and In England, and a letter PIECE WORK OR QUIT, SAYS ROAD Union Official Announces This Was Answer, Through Mr. Higgins, at Yesterday's Conference. Hints ul Ship Subsidies Discusses Conditions In Culm and Sees a lllg Future for the Island. "GETS AFTER -DRDG CLERKS City Attor.ney Swears Out War rants for Nine for Not Re cording Poison Sales. OTHERS TO BE ARRESTED FOREMAN IS ASSAULTED Cobblestone Thrown Through Window of Ofllco nt the Cedar Street Simps Hlis Assistant. from Lord Tweedmouth In reply, show In London, where his horses won i eaused considerable commotion In manv troubles last vrnr. Mr. Vender- ! Berlin to-day bllt sailed at 3:15 o'clock this afternoon on the Cunard liner Muuretnnla. upon which vessel his rourln, the Duchess of Marlborough, also 'was n passenger. The Duchess had heen the guest recent ly of her mother, Mrs. O. IT. P. Rel- mnnt. Seen just before the Maiirotanla The foreign eittleo de- elnred that the letters published were not copies of the originals and the olflelnl news agency pronounced the publication nn "April fool Joke." Despite these declarations, the Im pression prevailed In well-lnforced circles that both letters were authen- left her pier Mr. Vanderhllt declined to tic. dlcuss the report that a separation The paper does not explain how the from his wife was Imminent. A half letters came Into Its possession. As re- UNION EVENLY SPLIT ClRnriiinkrrs lo Not Accept Hoport of Their Xatlonul Officers. The national officers of the cigar mikeis' union, (J. Hi French nnd John F.irrcll, who have been in the city for the past week, arc evidently discour aged over the Maud tnken by the union men. Instead oi agreeing wnn ine na I tlonal officials' decision that the nianu j facliirers In this case are in the right ! In insisting upon certain shop condi tions, the members of the union have j refused to accept the report, i The members are about, evenly divid ed on the mutter, however, nnd nn ef j fort lll be made to-day to gel those i cigarmnkera who did not attend last ; nUht's meeting to vote with those who are In favor of railing off the strike at ! the Kllfentlier factory, nnd so end the lockout In the other shops. Mr. Pnrrell and Mr. French will probably meet the manufacturers sometime to-day. They still believe that Hie trouble will be of short duration. hour later Mrs. Vanderbllt's attorneys appeared before Justice O'Gortnan. The domestic affairs of Mr. nnd Mrs. Vnndertillt have engaged public at tention since March 24 when Mrs. Van derbilt, accompanied by their son and her maids, left Oakland Farm, near Newport, R I., and went to the home nf her brother, Amos Tuck French, at Tuxedo Park, thin state. Much of the furnishings at the Newport home have been shipped to Tuxedo, The French cottage at Tuxedo which Is known as "Tuck's K.den" has been put In shape, It Is said, for continued occupancy. Mr. Vanderhllt while here recently has bud apartments at the Plaza hotel. Neither Mr. Vanderhllt nor his wife would dis cuss the rep-.rts thnt gained elrennltlon after her removal from Newport. "7 At Tuxedo to-nlghl It. was said that Mrs. Vanderbilt bad left for New York 1 and It as thought possible that she vould go on to NV'Wport. It. was re ported that she had speni some time with her attorneys here to-day, but whether she remained In the city for the night Is not. known, At the Plaza, hotel It was nald Hint communications eent to the Vanderbilt apartments re mained unanswered. UNION LABOR SPLIT CURTAILMBTMN WINSTED Tool Works nnd Hosiery Coniptiny Cut Working Time More May Follow. Winsled, April l.-The employes of the Wlnsted Edge Tool Works were . notified that beginning this week 'the tilnnt would he otierifed four days a produced, the emperors letter ap pears quite harmless In character, there being not the slightest attempt In It to Irilluence Great Britain's naval policy. H was called out through a publshed letter of Lord Usher, who Is a member of the entourage of King Kdward In which be said: "There Is not n man In (lernmny, from the em peror downward, who would not wel come the full of Sir John Fisher." Sir John Fisher la senior naval lord of the llrltlsb Admiralty. In referring to this r.tnt"mont, nr. cording to the letter us published, tho emperor says: "Instead of allaying dlstrtint. like me and you. be re kindles If, and that at. the fireside of gentlemen of the Maritime league, which had already shown no lack of distrust, Von know yourself, my denr lord, thnt I am the last person to take delight In ihe dllMrultb-H f the sea lord, and you know bow I think about Herman machinations ntialnst Tlrpltss." Admiral von Tlrpltss Is secretary of the Herman ndmlrilty. "Our pen power," continues the em peror, "Is one tifih yours, one fifth, do you know what that means? It means that Hnrtnany can never pike the of fensive at s"i; only she Is not disposed to neglect Ihe dntv of defensive and I Mule Itoek. seK-preserva.lon. ' ' lTZ "The political doctrine thai says the litJt rt,nK n, two circles of Hermany and Ureal Hrit all! innsl cut across each other Is lleil ijiver valley Is In (lie grip of the w.Villg. Nowhere are thev political; nl- i '"'' IdlM.ir.l or the winter. A font " . , , ,, I of snow has fallen, ways are they economical. The econon,. N. Anrll ,, . e,. leal tendency oi sane enin.rgemeni ..,,.. Mye,l the new civil service 1,111 l.argr-t Textile Colon In tin Country Withdraw from Orgmilatlon, Fall Ttlver, April 1. The Weavers' union of this city, tho largest textile union In the country, to-night voted to withdraw from the I'nited Textile Workers of America, the national or. giinlrallon, which Is composed of 10,1 ntiloni. The weavers object to n per capita lax of fifteen cents after May 1, which was recently decided upon by a convent Ion of texille workers nt Providence. The tax Is now ten cents, CITY LOCMi OPTION KILLi n. i.Mhimy, N. Y April 1. The city lo cal option bill was practically killed for the sessbtn this afternoon by Hie as semhly commit lee on excise, which by a vote of six ayes to seven noes, de feated a motion to report the bill, laie bill would have extended to cities Hie privilege tvnv enjoyed by country towns throughout the state, of local elections as to permitting tradl" In llipior, TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS A :k., April I..- foiled elT'i:on Oavls wns llii oollee court to-day for tiCnce Croe'sston. Minn., Anrll 1. The entire A committee representing the various organizations to which the machinists, hollirninkers, blacksmiths, etc., In the employ of the New Haven road belong, met w ith the officials of the road, Sam uel Hlgglns nnd his sunordlnntes, yes terday afternoon tor a conferenc In regard to the piece work wage scale which Hie road announced some time ago It would put In force. According to the statement of one of the nfllcl.ils nf the unions i attended the meeting, the reply of the road was that the men could take piece work wnt;cs or n.ult work, beginning next Monday. The con iVrf tii n then ended. The various organization held meet ings l.ist night In Trades Council hall, the hn '1 nt 1,19 Orange street, and In the Music Hall block and ihe decision In every case was the same not to ac cept ,i piece work wage scale, and to strike next Monday If one is Intro duced. As r last resort the labor organiza tions may appeal directly to President Mellon nnd representatives from the different bodies will meet to-day or to morrow and ib ride about this. Whether this action Is taken or not the men do not believe thnt Mr. Mellen will Inter fere. The first Indication of any violence occurred yesterday morning when some unknown person, whom the roid be lieves to be one of the discharged work men a belief which the union nten In dignantly deny-threw n cobblestone through Ihe window of nn ofiice con nected with the rrjay street shops. The John F. fitevens has not changed his general opinions as to the future, of the Famuim Canal, In Killn of reported In terviews to the conliniy which came to New Haven when he wan down In Havana on IiIh tecrnt trip. In an In terview lust nlghl he mill he thought some radical changes in the coiiimer ilal policies of this country must he n ade, If the canal Is to become a fln hiu hil and a commercial advantage to this country. He hinted at murine subsidies as a possible solution. Mr. Elevens said he did nol leave the work lire ause of any lack of sympathy In the project. He said he had never had any strained relations with present cn-glneer-ln-chlef at the canal, Hcnernl Hoi thals. Mr. Stevens was also very optimistic about the future oT Culm ns a result of his trip; he had the highest praise for Hovernor Magoon. As for the Inventory of the New Haven system which he la conducting he said It should he finished In about four months. "I would not change anything that I was quoted as saying In The Journal Courier upon the canal before I went down to Cuba," sail Mr. Stevens last night. "As far as 1 know I was quoted correctly but trouhle began to brew as soon as the editors hegan to draw conclusions f-,,m wn(1 i !,) jn fn(l first place, I did not say that 1 thought the canal would not be a success." Mr, Stevens was asked to explain Just what he did say. Many papers have been under the Impression that Just thnt was his attitude. The vice president of the New Haven system nnd former chief engineer nf the great Panama canal project settled down comfortably In n well-appointed, hlgh backed chair in tho old Woolsey house nt 250 Church street, where he la living, and hcRan his explanations. "If I remember correctly I said I did not believe the canal would be a success, that Is a paying hiicccsb and n benefit to us commercially. If this country persisted III Its present tarlfT n Riilatlons, commercial ' policies and gdirrnl apathy toward foreign trade,"' "What dt. you mean by our 'commer cial policies,' Mr. Stevens?" he was asked, "I mean our policy of making use of ships that sail under a foreign Hag when we ship by water. The whole question Is allied to this ship subsidy question that wo hear so much about but. about which so little Is done. The Panama canal, In my opinion, will be ef the greatest benefit In the ordinary course of events to that country that has the largest 'merchant marine. That country, as you nrn well nware, Is not the Fnlted States," "Ami what do you mean by our 'general apathy toward foreign trade?' asked the reporter, Mr. Stevens: snt up stralghter ,ln his chair nnd smiled a little smile. "How much trade are we developing," he asked, "with Ihe west coast of South America, or with the cast coast, for that matter? How do we get down to flouth America? We go lirst to London nnd then re embark." "And so It Is," he continued, "that I say the canal will not be a success unless wo make some radical changes In our commercial policies. You ask me If I Ihlnk Ihe canal will pay. I said before that It would have (o get ns mucli tralllc through It IU0V. THOMAS II, SIIANLY. Who riled at Went port recently. He was for ten years assistant pastor of St. Francis' church here, and had charge nf tho parochial school. Under Statutes Clerks Are Liable lo 1 Fines of from $10 to $100 Big ' Disturbance In Pnig Circles. FATHER SHANLY'S FUNERAL One Hundred and Forty Priests Attend Services tl West port. Westporl, Conn., April 1. The fun eral servlcca of the late Rev. T. JL Slianly were held at Hie Church of Hie Assumption at 10 o'clock this morn ing, nnd tho body taken to Watorbfary, hla birthplace, for burial. There Were HO priests present at the requiem high mass nl which the Right ReV. Michael Tlerney, bishop of Hartford was cele brant. The oilier ofllees were held bv Ihe following: High priest, Rev. Pat rick Keating of Norfolk; deacon, Rev. I nomas Him, of Portcbcsler; suh dcicoii. Rev. M. Itirry, or Hartford; deacons or honor, Revs. Richard Car roll, of Hartford and Christopher Mo Cann, of Norwich; ' master of cere monies, Rev. Qdell nf South Norwalk; pnurlter, Rev. Timothy Hannnn ot I.akcvillo; acolytes, Rev. Fogarty of Norwalk, and Itroderlck.of Waterbury; preacher, Rev. 11 ward Rrennan, chap lain 1'nlled Stales Navy, Newport. The Rev. William Lynch of Bridgeport was in charge uf the services. GAMBLERS TO LOSE New York Senate Votes Have Bills Take Effect on Passage. to VOTE STANDS 26 TO 23 Hcjcciion of September ITrst Amend ment a Hcclslvr Step Toward Passage. stone was evidently aimed at the g'en enil foreman, Peter 7,nng, nnd Mr. ' believe 1 Zang barely dodged It, the missile . shooting by bint and striking one of bis ,) ,M much In fees from Hint tram ns docs th-4 Suez canal at pros-, If assistants. It Is said that the man who was bit was quite badly Injured, but last, night It w as impoeslhle to learn his name. He was not taken to any of the public! hospitals. yesterday considerable machinery was liken from the local shops nnd carried to the roundhouse, hut It Is not know what disposition of It Is planned. Six engines were taken lo Hie Read ville shops for repairs. week Instead of five. The Wlnsted Hns- j tmwii between intelligent peoples, nev-I agreed 'upon by Hie republicans, nnl lery company lias also notified Ittt help that the schedule would he changed from full time to fifty-two nnd half hours a week. Other manufacturers Btated to-day that unless orders come In more rapidly thny would have to make still further curt ailment of work ing schedules. SOUTHERN JV AGES STAND Interstate Commerce Commission Hrlnas Hallway Dispute to Kml. Washington, April l. Chairman Martin A- Knapu and Dr, Charles V. Nf'llt. the mediators between the Southern railway ortlclnls and their emnloves. to-night repched nn nsmo- ment bv which th- prf ent wage scale , nlhum upon the boundary regu- un the Southern rw vay for nil Ihe '' orgiiPl wtlonH concerned will be Con or he exploited In any ollvr way ex cept In Ihe form of peaceful rivalry." Referring lo his visit to London last November and an address which he made at a reception given n bis honor at the Hiillil hull lie hm Id : "This time, as well ns sixteen years ago, 1 said In the Hulldh'ill, that I honestly wished to maintain peace nnd friendship wlih Knglnnd and the wishes of the Her man nation are the same as my own. ruirlng the London week a compitrlot or yours appealed to ne'ilthy human reason, 'Certainly,' I said to him, 'we also cntil.'l do with some of thnt.' hut, tills requirement does not coiidne itself, as 1 now pee, to Hermany aloii". "I must close, Monsieur Camhnn of Ihe French embnsay l walling lo band tlliut;d until the first of next July. billons between the Ciernmn Cnmernqns iCuiUlnucd on Second. Puce.) It provides C"i' "0 iippolntlvo commis sion of four' members, Trenton. N. .1,, April I. The boiis to. day passed the senate joint resolution providing for' Hie roinni of southern Hups taken rlurlnn the Ch II war. The IIuks lire to be kglven buck to Ihe or panlziilloiis from wlileli they were cap tured, the return In be made under Hie direct ion n1' I lie governor. Washington, April t. Frederbk W. Canldwell, consular clack hi I'.erlln, wlins" private conversation with 111" Herman emperor has bru plven nroin . luetics III eiinneeilon Willi lie 1IIII in eldenl. reported In person to Ihe alnie depnrl eient to.flav. Mr. Canldwell ills claimed nnv knowledge of llie Incident. Wa,'hliiglon. April 1. Ilv a mnjorliv coin uf Mie liout'C cnnmilileo on bank. Ins and currency to. day agreed to fib-' hearli'iia on Hie Vrlrlch currency hill, begliililnir April S and continuing dally for nue week The sentiment of tlm eonimlltcp. as reveloped In eeculHv Kosnii prneU' a llv was unanimous against n favorable report nf the hill In Hie form In which It wan jviiiticd by the. seriate FOOLED JHE FACULTY And One Hundred CollegliitiH May he Impelled as KcMill. Clemson, fi. (',, April 1.- -As a re sult of more than HflO student of Clonisnn collrgo absenting Ihemtelves from the college promises to-day ns an April fool Joke, It Is slated that the hoard of tailors at. lis called meeting to-morrow will order the ex pulsion of more than one hundred, of the lenders of the prank. The faculty had previously notified Ihe students that no April fool prankn would be tolerated, expenses were to he met. I did not say Hint I thought the canal would not pay for llself. What I did say, and the JournnbCotirler quoted me to that effect, I believe, was that this amount of money would be needed and Hint I did not qulle see where It was coming from." "The Itir.'rrnce has been made that you severed your connections In the canal 7,one been use yon were not In sympathy with the canal project nnd did not think II would be u available one for Ihe l ulled States," said the reporter, handing hlin n few editorial (Conllnned on Seventh Page.) BRIEF FOREIGN NOTES Knit HALM Irnlly bented. -A fi-ronni cottage; cen- (iVI'.V went a-courtlng, linvey got caress, ' Lovey whispered something Imvoy answered "Yes," Lovey married Dnvey, Hought a little home, time the place to Dovey For her very own, nue day troubles caught, them, liovey raid, Oh, psluvw! Von go acting Hint way, I II go home to pa. i i Papa pold the rot (age. "Marriage isn't, bnd," Said he "when you divvy. All Hie spoils with Dad." Moral: I'.uy and sell with Joitrnul Courier want uds aa juur medium. Vienna.' April 1. The count and Coiintci s Hxeehcnyl left here to night for Hiidapesl, London. April I. Lord Rosehsrry bait been elected ehnncellor of Hlnsgnw uni versity to fill the vacancy caused by Ihe death of trd Kelvin, who wn. chancellor since HUH. Paris. April 1. President fnllleres' vlrlt to Kmperor Nicholas has practical. Iv been arranged for Ihe middle of July. Later (lie president will go to Stock holm, Chllsljiinn, and Copenhagen. Vienna, April 1.- As a measure of precaution on account of III -health, Fin. peror l''ai in is .loseidi will abstain from Inking pari In the Holy Week ceremo nies, which Include the wnfihlng of llio feet of the poor. SI. Petersburg. April I.--Fifty mem. bars ol Ihe Kui'slan dilins to-day In I reduced n bdl for tho Increase of Ihelr salaries by the exli'iislmi. through Hi-' recessi si. of their pieaeiil sessional com pensation of 5 n day, Melbourne. April 1. -Alfred lienkln, prime minister of Australia, lias receiv ed a cable message announcing that the American bntlleshln fleet, which. w ill, be divided Into two tundrons of eight warships each, will arrive hern on Sep. lumber 1. nnd will stay for a perio,) of ten days, Kerlln, April I.--An authentic report Is In circulation lierethnt a bill so in l will b Introduced In the Prussian diet raising Ihe ctviinst or m emperor. This list now amounts to $.1,Pin.nnn n year, which sum Is nnld the emperor ns klrrt of Prussia and not as empero" of Heiiriany; tin? latter rl'lon carrL'i no ciilury. Albany, N. V., April 1. Another long and apparently decisive step to wnrel the statute hooka was taken by the bills to abolish tho legal protec Ho nof gambling at rnce tracks In ac cordance with the recetnmoii(l;iton of (ieiverneir Hughes, when the senate lite to-night, by a vote of 2d to 23, struck out tlie uinemlment which would have elel'erred the taking elfict eif eine of the bills until September 1 anil then advancotl beith of them lo the nreler eif final consideration. Six eif the thli ty-euie rcnnbll 'ana voted with seventeen leiiit of the nine, te-rn eb'tnocratn to n-tnln Hie Se ptem-he-r I amendment. These were- Sen ators llurr of Suffolk. Emerson of Warri'ti, nilchrlst of Kings, Hrnttan of Albany, Knnpp of Clinton and Wemplo of Schneetaily. Senators Fuller eif Kings ntiel Taylor of Orange Were the two ili'lliocnits whe) voted with twi'tily-four republb-ans tei strike out the September 1 amendment nnd ri'Slore the legislation to the form de hIkiioiI by Us liitroelne-ers nnel Hover nor Hughes, (hat Is so ns to take ef fect Immediately upon ennctmi'tit. Ki'iwtnr Taylor, who presided dur ing the session, vutcel with the ma jority. Senator Hi'ntlnn, In voting lo retain Hie Si'pti'mbcr 1 amemlment, nn- tioiincd that he cxpccti'il to vote for Hie bills upon linn I passage, but be lieved 11 only fair that tho men who bad large Invi'stme-nts In property and blnodeel sloede, as well as tho large number eif othera whose employment was Jeopardized by this legislation, should be given a fnlr margin eif time in which to adjust their affairs lo new conditions, The hills which were ncled upon to-night were those of Senator Agnew nf New York and nre now lelentlcat In torm wllh those eif Assemblyman Hart eif Ctlea, which passed the as sembly hint, week, Senator Agnew Pioved (o HIlliMII ute the awmhly bills for his. Senator firmly, who led the opposition, at, once objected, and It looked as If a long parliamentary wrangle was nt band, but presently Senator Agnew withdrew bin motion, announcing Hint he would renew It, to morrow morning. The Indlcatleiiis now nre thnt tho bills will ty passed in tho form de sired by Hovernor Hughes, nnd that Iwo or possibly Ihreo seiuitors who veiled to-night with the opposition will voln for Hie bllla on flnnl passage. Under chapter 64 of the. OelWal Sta tutes as revised In 1903, all pereohs selling certain specified poisons are re quired to record them In a book kepi at the store In which they are sold. It appears that there has bee.n more or less violation of this statute nd City lAttomey Simpson has taken up the matter with the view to enforcing a more careful record of the sale of pedsonH In this city. " Last evening he submitted to tho police a list of nine' persons f;ir .whoso arrest warrants were made out on charges of selling corrosive sublimate and corrosive sub llmate tablets without the required stipulations. The warrants were sent out last night and practically all the parties served so that the case will be called In city court this morning. The warrant!! were made out for the following: Marc Flelschman, who worked for I. H. Levy at 83 Washing ton avenue, anil who Is charged with. selling corrosive sublimate on Janu ary S. - i Iola M. Adamd, who worked for John Caryl at "52 State street, for selling corrosive .sublimate, January 27. : Kdwnrd Rockford, who works at the " City Hall Pharmacy for selling corro sive sublimate, January 21. , James Rarrett of Wetherwax Phnrm- . aey, Westvllle, for selling corrosive sublimate, January 31. Morris Schlclsel, vVooster street, cor rosive sublimate tablets, January 28. J. Rolle, nt place formerly conducted by De Ridln and Voile at comer of (irand avenue and Wallace street, cor rosive sublimate tablets, January 25. Chailes T. Flynn. at ,H. F. Klynn'a, 308 Portsea street, corrosive sublimate, January 2R. Not properly labelled. J. J. Lewis, at Otto i C. Marx. 403, Howard avenue, corrosive, sublimate, January 27. ' , ' Tho penalty provided by jhe statrfe Is a fine ot not less than 1.0 nor more than lioo. , . . Tho arrest of the drug clerks Has tiauscd a bis stir In drug circles and developments In the crusnde of tho city attorney are awaited with Interest. COLBY'S NEW PRESIDENT Artlmr .1. Roberts, Head of I-'jigllsh Department,, Fleeted. Portland, Me., April 1.-Trof. Arthur J. Roberts was elected president of Colby cedlege, Watervllle, at a fheetlns of the trustees here to-day. He will succeed "Rev. Charles I White, whoj-e-cently resigned as president, iin -will take charje next June. Prof. Roberts Is nt present dean eif Colby and professor of the department of English. He was graduated from this Institution In ISfO and ten years later received the degree of A. M. from Harvard after a post-graduate course. He wns born nt Waterboro, Maine, In 1S67. WILL ACCF.PT. 10 PKU CEXT. (XT. New Hertford, Mass.,, April l.-The ' Spinners' union voted by a small mar-( gin to-night to ar-cept for the present a ten per cent, rut In wages. The Wen vera' union executive committee hns called a Fpecl.il meeting of the union for Frlduyp night to act on the question of accepting the reduction or striking. ' DEATHS BY VIOLENCE WEATHER RECORD. For Knstern New Ynrk: Rain Thurs day; Friday fnlr. colder, south winds, shifting to west anil northwest, nnd ne ijoinlng brisk to moderately high. for New Knglnnd: Snow In north, rain In south portion Thursday; colder Fridav with fair In south nnd west, and , clearing In northwest portion; brisk to high cast to souht winds shirting to northwest by Friday morning. observations nt Cnltefl states weath er bureau stations, tnken at S p. in. yes terday, seventy-fifth meridian time, -Wind. Tern. Mr, Vel. Alhnny 3S N Atlanta 71 W 14 is v z a SB S 14 NW 2H XV 30 S 2) en n W 12 8 12 NE 14 SVV 13 NH 13 a 8 NH 20 SB 10 NW 13 Ft 14 NE 11' NW 23 NW 34 src 13 I'lgblecn Kuledile- In (lie State Hiirlng Miire li Tlibtj-fwo rntallllrs. The month of March sa.w IS suicides, six homicides nnd 32 fatalities In Con necticut On the first six days of the month there were eight suicides nnd Ave homicides and yesterday there were three suicides In this rlty, making the Intervening period very pearly free of deaths by these causes. Of the fatali ties 13 were by triin, seven by drown ing, and throe hy asphyxiation. The others were attributed to a variety of causes. Blsinnrek . . . . 14 Mostnn ax Murrain 4S Chicago 40 Cincinnati.... (19 Cleveland.... f3 fie river 44 Detroit 40 Hartford 40 Hatteras f'fl .In eksnnvllle., Nantucket ... . N. Orleans.. . . Mew York.... Norfolk Omaha Plttshurg. . . , , Portland, Me,, providence. , , St. louls Si. Paul Washington. , 7S 34 7 'I 44 4S 31 51 an 3H 4l 22 41 Pre. Wenth. no Clria r Clear Clear Clear Rain, Clear Cloudy. Cloudy Cloudy Ruin Clear Cloud Cloudy Clear Clear Cloudy Cloudy Clear Cloudy clear Clenr Cloudy Clear Cloudy no no tin T. n2 T. 02 00 11 00 no an no no n,i 10 no T. 00 no T. -T. T. I.OCAI. WRATHRR rtKPOHT. New Haven, April 1, inos. A.M. P.M. Tempera! lire 4") S9 Wind direction K ' FH Wind velocity 20 , Precipitation T 0 Weather ear Clear Minimum temperature. 89 Maximum temperature. f4 Minimum last yenr , . . , 23 Maximum hist yar 37 L. M. TARR, Local Forecaster, (J. 8 Weather Bureau. MINIVI't'ltra AMIAJf AC. Kun Rles Sun Sets High Water 5:33 ;1T Ji i "SI 'fe r . , it ' i.