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If It's News and Trur, It's Hero. Weather To-day : Clearing. is 1 1 1 I 1 r Y VOL. LXIII,, NO. ! 'i SENATE ANGERED BY PRESIDENT'S LATEST ACTION Letters Written in Defense of His Brownsville De cision Create In tense Feeling. AFFIRMS HIS SUPREMACY Declares That, as Commander-in-Chief of Army and Navy, His Decisions Art Not , Subject to Appeal. Washington," May 8. Threo mem 'bers of tho United States senate have 1 received letters from President Roosevelt within the last few days, declaring h's supremacy, as command er In chief, In all matters of control of the army and the navy. The letters have created Intense feeling In tho senate and It Is not unlikely that they will precipitate a conference of re- . , publican members. Tho letters In I every case are In defense of his course i in discharging without honor the ne ,fgro soldiers ho believes were guilty I ,!of "shooting up" the town of .Urowns 'i.'vlllc, Texas, and his action In banish- 'lng Col. William F. Btewart to an 'abandoned military post In a desert ,'part of Arizona. !i ; The third letter camo to-day to Sen I ' ator Stewart of Vermont. A few days '('ago during tho debate on tho Urowns 5 'vllle case Senator Stewart asked a ! question Indicating that ho had doubt fit'as to the wisdom of granting tho pros 1 Ident the power of passing on the j!-ing ior reinstatemeni in view 01 tno Vt -fact that It appeared that tho presl- ; dent still believes all of the, negroes Severe guilty of complicity in the af- Jtray. The senator was surprised to- 4 getter bearing on both the Colonel Stewart and the Brownirvlllo cases. f Httachcd to the communication were 7 . J w ' 4 ' . VII. h,,u I II... .1 lb I fetter, to Senators Rayner and Wll lam Alden Smith. The one to Mr. r4i jitayner asserts chiefly tho president's cai if1"1 t0 deftl w,t" ttn officer In such (- planner as ho pleases, as commander rg( 'n chief,, while the one to Mr. Smith ar, is confined to the Brownsville affair (.el Ud reiterates the president's belief thi ;hat he dealt with tho case as condi tio jjlons demanded. IVfi, The president goes further still In . iti.' Ufa loMf in Knnntnv Uf rtti'n I r An. tl, d in the debate Senator Stewart ap vd ears to be proceeding under a mls- y inS 4ppre1iension of the duties of the pres otMlcnt of the United States relative to W5;e army and navy. He quotes tho "th tiw as he understands It. and denied Z d$;,'nat he Is under any obligation to . O rant the discharged negro soldiers or ""f'Jolonel Stewart any court of Inquiry. icveral paragraphs are dovotod to a ''Iscusslon of Colonel Stewart's case, Ipid his faults which have brought f Him Into disrepute in army circles. 'no president adds tha,t In every com- . VAunlty there is maudlin sympathy , lth murderers and tho Thaw case In ( C ew York Is cited by him us an ex- Ci'iiSJuple. 17 I The senators who have received let ' '',rs from the White House have not Jcidert whether they will make them 'iblic. All have been asked to do so. nator Smith of Michigan declined 'ji ,the ground that It would be lm Wper, and Senator llaynnr Is pre !irlng to use the letter to him In a icech which he will mako to tho sen- 1 e, denouncing the action of the pres ent in banishing Colonel Stewart to il lrt Grant, Ariz. Senator Stewart (owed the letter he received to sev al of his colleagues, but thus far Is mado no disposition of It. Several "nators said to-day that the letters puld have the effect of complicating proposed legislation In the Intel 's of tho innocent members of tho 'jttallon of negroes discharged on 'count of the Brownsville affray. !.ere are two bills before the senate Oklng to that end. It is gen-rnlly lleved that the republican senators 11 hold a caucus for tho clls-usslon I tho entire question, Including tho csldent's letters, early In tho week. AilN WAYLAND AWARDS 1 iward Francis Blshon CHntures srn Prize. ,he annual debates at tho Yale Law hoI for the Wayland prizes were !d In Hendrle hall last night. Hnw- ) Franelw Bishop, a graduate of the tdemlc department last year and a Mt year man In the Iw school won first prize of $:0. The second was arded to Donald Allison Adam of l third year class; this Is a sum of Adunm Is a. Mow York city man. 8 third prize of tho sum of $20 was .II.4.-..4 .i.n .,1 H..I..IU.. 11, . "u ' " 1 ""noun weyninn Kpohaqul, New Brunswick. The de le, was on the subject of "Resolved, it a tariff for revenue only Is u dc Iblo policy for the United States." ige Tyncr of the city court an nced the awards for the judges of ich he was one. I FIRE IN INFIRMARY i ionts Escape Pinnies, ISut Superln- I tendent 1 Fatally Unfiled. I iirletta, O., May S. Following an Jnnlon of Ira H lo-ihiv at the V;iHii. mn county infirmary east of thin t tho entire slrtieinre became en "ped In Haines. Director Young fatally burned. The Inllrmary coo ed MO Inmates. All the Inmates es (sd ami after a temporary panic . organized a fire brigade and saved ;, building. Superintendent Young is ncd to bo dying from his wound. " NEW HAVEN, CONN., SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1008. AFRICANS Could Speak Only (ii'i'innn, So Wore l p Against ll dually Rescued. Two colored nii'ii, who aft .t they Rot an lntiv!'i't"r, Fluted that t'ny hud conic direct from (ioniuui South Afrlcn, duly tugged from tho it'-:i r.H l" I n,,.i i,,,,,i,,,i (i i v,,. v., ..i, .... .. HIHV IIL II III' III III ' II I 111 l, II I IT Bti'cnvl irom I li iiliiiMn s hint nli;ht, lo the colored district, about Katun Street, Where they hoped to llnd friends. The men were exceptionally well dressed and dropped Into the restaurant tuvl asked tho I! rat man they met ".Sprlecheil Hie 1 hi. ''sell?" Ho answered "N'leu" mid they doubted him, lie then steered them against "Hans," tho German bartender and he thought It a Juke, After a min ute's conversation, however, ho learn ed that they were billed for Eaton street and told them how to go. Neither could speak English and were up agnlnst It until they met Hans. NO QUORUM PRESENT Public Library Board Unablo to Act on Proposed Building. ANOTHER MEETING MONDAY! Gilbert's Plans, With Few Minor Changes, Said to lie Approved by Hoard. The, lack of a quorum of the public library board last night again pre vented the acceptance or rejection of tho plans for tho new Ives mo mortal library, submitted by Cass Gilbert, and which have already been approved by tho Ives committee. Of the nine members of tho board but four, Samuel It. Avis, Benjamin R. English, J. A. Timm and Thomas M. Frentlce were present. 8. 11. Shonlngcr was there a short tlmo but left while the plans were being discussed, and before there was uny chance of a vote. Librarian W. K. Stetson and bis assistant, Mr." Smith, as well as tho heads of the various departments of the library, were present and discuss ed tho plans with the library board. Some points in the design camo In for considerable discussion but, it Is said, with these few exceptions, the plans met tho approval of all present. The committee will meet Monday night and at this time Is Is hoped to have a quorum present. The proposed building will bo of the typo known as "Georgian," or what la commonly called colonial architecture. The facade will be llnlshed In marhlo and brick, and on each side of the main entrance will ho marble pillars. The 'cost will bo In the vicinity of J300.000. Cass Gilbert, the architect, planned the New York public library, and also the St. Louis public library, two struc tures looked upon as Ideal library nuiumigs. Tno former nus aireuoy been five years In building, and It will thke two or three more years lo com plete. It, The new Ives library, It Is said, will combine many of the fea tures of there buildings. Th building will be located on Kim street, at the qornor of Temple Htrei t. McGEE CASE REVIVED New England Iron Moulders Hear 1'resldent O'Kcefe. Nashua, N. II., May 8. The annual convention of the New England Iron Moulders' association opened here to day with President Iioiinls K. O'K-efo of New Britain, Conn., presiding. About 300 delegates were In attend ance. In his address, President O'Keefe referred to the case of tfno ond Business Agon Frank J. MGee of Worcester, Mass., against whom the courts of Connecticut have order ed a fine of 11,000, and a sen, mee of one year In prison on charges of In timidation.. President O'Keefe said an appeal had been taken from tho court's sentence and ho urg d tho board to sustain Its business agent In the. legal Issue. A committee was appointed to con sider the case of Business Agent MeOei", referred to In the address of President O'Keefe. This committee consists of John Dunn, New ilaven; Thomas Brown, Ansonla; William Lane, Snnford, and L. J. Adams, Nor walk, Conn. HEALTH BY LEGISLATION National ( bavllles Wants a Federal Public Health Depart ineiil. Richmond, Va.. May 8. The estab- lishment by the United States c.overn- nient of a public health department arid thn appointment of a board of control for the management of i'nlteil States prisons wi re advocated to-day at the meeting of the national confer ence of Charities and Corrections. Mr. I alter Llndley of California, sivakliig i at the public health section, uld that j the, conference should urge congress ! to provide a proper health department 'even If It was necessary lo amend the ! (.0nHt It n t Ion Jn discussing the disci pline and employment of t'nlted Stales prisoners, W. II. Whlttaker, suporln totidont. of the Indiana Reformatory at Jefl'ersonvllle, maintained that a congressional committee was not, qualified to look after the conduct of penal Institutions, tho nienilciH hav ing little personal knowledge, of the work. (iR AM' SFV The sewers and F.tlAL KKWF.HS. squires commltfoe last night grunted the petitions of th" Reaver Illll company for pewer.s In W'lnthrnr avenue, Ooffe nnd Henry streets, In Norton street and Ells worth avenue. A cutch-bnslu for Win chester avenue was also granted. The petition for a, flagpole In Qiilnnlplao park was referred to the park corti-misulon. LOST HERE I ' ' ' ' I - 0 Ml m ii f liPE PI IL ItJii IFif 'l-; yr 'lwVMt?.lll, .' jUt... .Hi. nTs"1 A T"fHlh 1 1- liiL iO''i I Mfc:rtSw. ,iv.: '. ' ' V""-" r-"V"'t'!?'l ' - 1 1 "r" 1 I Drawing of New Library Building Furnished Specially to The Journal-Courier Architect, Cas3 Gilbert Cost $300,000 Donated by Mrs. Hoadley B. Ives. FIGHTING BOB'S FLAG LOWERED Admiral, Too Weak to Board Ship for Review, Spends Last Day as Head of Fleet on Land. THOMAS A SIX-DAY ADMIRAL To Re Relieved by Sperry nn May 15 Mngnlllccnl Review Marks End of Water rngennts In '1'Vlsro. Fan Francisco, May 8. The combined Atlantic and I'liclflc fleets of battle ships, armored crulf-ers, torpedo boat destroyers and auxiliaries, aggregating In displacement the enormous total of more than four hundred thousand ton the greatest assemblage of armor dads thus far to mark the advance of the American navy to second place iimong the Uniting forces of the world were reviewed In picturesque. S'ln rranclscn fcirbor today by Secretary of the Navy .Mctcalf. The forty-four ves- scls of Hie two Meets lay at anchor In ' four long columns, and proceeding from , the Oakland shore, tn secretary on i board the little gunboat Yorktown- a reminder of the days when Hie navy Umis In lis infancy proceeded south- m'wward through the lines formed by the armored cruisers of the Pacific fleet nearest the Oakland shore, and the sec ond sfpindron of the Atlantic fleet, head.vl by theMlnnesota. Turning bnok ' the north ai, the end of thee.' two linos, the Yorktown traversed the lane formed on the starboard battleships ol the first Atlintle squadron and on the port by tb grim little destroyers. The day was brilliant with sunshine and a sighing breeze from the west ret the waters of the hill-protected bay dancing Into white capped waves. The heavy battleships and cruisers, dressed with fluttering signal flags, paid no heed to the whistling wind but the de estroyers rolled and swayed In the choppy sfi. Kxcurslon craft crowded about the anchorage nren and gave the i patrol boat plentv of work. They add- ed many touches of color to the. scene, however, and gave the people of the bay cities who again made black the (Continued on Second Page.) TRUST COMPANY FAILS Cleveland Firm Willi $l,!Un,liOO Pi posit (iocs to Hie Wall. Cleveland, O., . May 8. Tho Euclid Avenue Trust company made an as signment today to the Cleveland Trust company. No statement ridallve to liabilities or assets was given In the assignment deed. The bank was cap italized nt $-jno,00. ,1. P. Madlgan, I county treasurer, is president of I he in i stltntlon. II Is iindorslood that, the I deposits amount to between fl. 200,000 Mn(l $i,p,im,iW0. President Madigan said ! this al'lernonn that every depositor ; would be paid In full us "soon as out - r.tnnding loans could be realized upon. lie added that the failure was brought! about by inability to make collect Ions, The clearing house representatives of the trust company refused to clear for1 the bank today and Ibis action result-! ed In Its closing Us doors. ! President Madlgan and prominent! bankers of ihls city assert that no oth er bunk In Hie city was In any way j Involved by the failure of the con-1 corn. STUDENT CASES OVER Continuance Fill II Next Week to P,o Asked For. Another continuance iii to be ask ed for this morning when the cases of the four Yule students charged with breach of the pi ace in connection with the lire at. the Fowler block on Hi ate street, last Saturday comes up for trial In J,he city court. It Is understood that tli" prosecution wishes to have the discs put over until some day next week. The .'"indents maintain their entire Innocence of the charges nnd will contest each of the cu.sos when they ure brought up fur trial, SWARTHMORE CUTS SPORTS t'olloge Will Abandon Intercollegiate football Hiul'Mnketball for One Yetir, v I'hlladelphla, May 8 At a meeting of the rtudent body of Kwarthmore col lego today announcement was made by I'resident Swain that on the recom mendation of the faculty committee on "athletics it had been determined . to abandon intercollegiate football and basketball games for not less than one year. The decision, It Is explained hinges on the refusal of the board of man agers several months ago to accept bequest under the will of thn late Anna T. Jeanes of th city, on condition that Swnrthmore glvo up Intercollegiate athletics. The decision renched at that time by the college autnoritles Is unal terable, but In declining the bequest recommendations were inide that there be a curtailment of athletics at the In stitution. Tho action today Is in line with that recommendation. LAND IS MIXED DP Dead Purchasing Agent Has Eighty Pieces in His Name. RAILROAD PAID FOR THEM Administratrix Asks Probate Court for Power to Straighten Oul Muddle. An unusual nppllrntlon rsme before the probnte court yesterday sftepnnnn. and will be acted on this morning. It Is signed by R.illle W. Flfke, widow and administratrix of th lute Fred C l-'lske. a purchasing agent for the New Haven railroad at. the time of his death. The application asks for the authority to be Riven to the administratrix to re-convey to th? Stnfford Springs Ftrert Railway company about eighty pieces of property, the deeds of which are I made out In the name nf the late Mr. I'lske. Shortly before thn time nf Mr. Flske's death the Incorpnrstors nf t,he proposed Stafford Sprlnns trolley had encased Mr. Klske an purchasing ncent of the vw Haven road, which virtual ly controlled the company, to purchase bind In Tolland county which should be needed for the construction of the line. The property In question consists of the eighty odd pieces, whleh Mr. FIskA at that time purchased for the compa ny. It nppears lhat In facilitating the purchase nf the land Mr. Flske had hail the property made out In his name, In tending to have It re-ionveyed to the road later. Hut death Intervened, and upon settling the estate It was found that all these pieces nf property were In the name of Mr. Flske. As the proper ly was paid for, according, to the ap plication, wllh money nf thp company, Hie widow now wishes the power to make the necessary transfer of the land to Its proper owners. The pieces of hind In question are located In the towns of Vernon, Tollnnd, Klllngton and Stafford. Attorney ben jamin I, Kpnrk represents the petition er. Time Value You decide to hire a new man to work for you. You 0 want him at once. Adver tise in the classified col umns of the Journal Courier the SAME night you make that decision, and have several appli cants waiting for you when you arrive at your place of business the NEXT MORNING. MEMORIAL FOR GUS LBDYARD Class of 1808 to Present Flag, staff as Decennial Gift at Commencement This June. NEAR WObDBRIDGE HALL Plans Finished nnd Conirncm Award ed to Local Finns Interest ing Story of I.rdyurd'a Career. At the Yale commencement In June the class of IMS, which holds its de cennlJl reunton, will present to the university a flanstaff to the memory of Augustus p. Ledyard, a classmate, who was killed In the Philippines. The flaff staff will be placed on the university campus In the oval near the Yule din ing hall, and will be completed by tho middle of June. The fl.'iRstaff will be one nf tho most substantial and artistic In the country. At the base wll! be roil Mil ford gran ite 13 feet anil .six Inches across at tho outer edge. The base will be an octogan nnd will rise In the form of low steps, the highest of which wlll .be a solid bl's'k seven feet across. Above the grunlte will be a large bronze hol ler for the staff, the holder coming to an end In a handsome urn-shaped form. The bronze will be finely worked with wroiths. The flagstaff Itself will be reventy feet high and will be of Wash ing or Oregon pine. The contracts for the granite work have been let to John Mnxwell Sc sons of this city, and J. M. Carmlchael of this city will procure the pole. The bronze' work has been ordered and that and the granite are expected here In n few days. The flagstaff will be. one of two which will ultimately be erected on the university campus. This one will prob ably he nt the end of the oval furthest from W'oolsoy hall, and the tlier will be about twenty feet from Woolsey hall. One Is to llont the' American flag, and the other the Yale (lag. The Inscription for the l.odynrd me morial has not been written yet, bin tjiere Is ample provision made for .one on the bronze. The class at Its doeen- (Oontlnued on Second Pago.) CORONER'S INQUEST Conducting Investigiilion Into Men Hi of Ansjcln .ninbrnnii. After the death yesterday of Angelo Zambrano, the Italian who was stab bed Tuesday night In a quarrel In East street over two young American girls, Coroner Mix had I lie man who Is held for slabbing Zambrano taken to the Jnll to be held without bonds on his orders; Salvatore Conto la (lie man held. The coroner started an Inquest nt bis odlce yesterday after noon, at which several wllnessoij were examined, but did not complete the bearing yesterday,, so he did not an nounce any finding last night. HEINZE BANK SUES HIM Receiver of Hullo Inslllulioit Presents Claim for $1K0,(MI). New York, May 8. A suit, to recov er approximately $180,000 from F. Augustus Ibdnze and A. I!. Clements was begun In the supremo court here, to-day, by Robert Lyons, receiver of thi Aetna Hanking and Trust com pany of P.utte, Mont. Ilelnze former ly was president and Clements mana ger of the. Institution. They are asked to account for $100,000 worth of stock, a credit of $.17,770 and for another amount of $411,000, which the defend ants, claim to have already paid. FOIl KS I'll Y MIX'S KVrK. Washington, May 8,-, The house com mittee on agriculture In executive ses sion next Monday will determine what course the committee shall pursue with regard to the Appalachian-White moun tain forestry hills; whether to give fur ther hearings on them or tn drop tnn subject until the next session of con-grest DUMA ATTACKS THE JEWS Member, In Habld Speech, VrRen V.x elusion from Army. Bl. I'elerHliurg, May R An nntl-Pe-mltle ileinonslriilon occurred In tho (luina to-nlKht (lurliiK nn exeeiitlvs es. Hlun devoted to debate of the question of recruits fur W. Ideutfiiunt (Jen cr.il Itiullger,, the minister of war, and Minister of .V'nrel'jn Affairs Iswolsky I were both present. M, ZiuulslnvsKy in a rabbi speech urged the Immediate ex clusion of Jews from Ilia army ami dwelt on the pernicious Influence of the Jewish anti-government propaganda with the rank and file of tho army. H said that twenly-six , per cent, or ilia Jewlsu ennserlpyi evade inllllitry ser vice, their customary practices ieln: lo escape to America or to puncturi their ear drums, malm their trigger flu tters or Intentionally to contract skin diseases. ACT OH LAKE PLAN Park Board Passes Vote Fa voring One at Foot of Rock. NEW DRIVE DISCUSSED Plans for Isapliciip llllllioti-c Gift to the City tilvrn to Com mit tec. At the nesslon of the park commis sion held last night the matter of the proposed lake at the foot of East Rock as taken up and gone over. The board finally passed this vote regarding the matter: "Voted, That the commission lavor the Improvement of tho meadows at the foot of East Rock, and would express tho hope that some suitable plan' for such Improvement may be In cluded In the forthcoming report of Messrs. olmstead nnd Gilbert, on deulr oble city improvements." The commission felt that It could not take up all tho problems Involved in the proposition and did not feel that It could go any more deeply Into the mat ter than tho vote taken would bring It. Tho plan for the proposed new drive on East Rock for which the late Miss leaphene Hlllhouse left $10,000 In her will and to be known a the Hlllhouse drive, was gone over and left to tho East Rock committee to carry out at its discretion. The drive . Is to be built on the west side of the rock with a view south and west and will com mand one of the most beautiful views of the city possible. It will be over half a mile long extending from Hemlock grove lo Whitney peak and Is consid ered a great addition to the Rock by the commission, Superintendent Amrhyn read his re pot t for the past two months. Included In It Is the following: , At Henver Pond park filling Is going or. so rapidly that the rough filling will he completed by the end of the, year In the section near (offe and Crescent street. As It Is now Intended to de vote the entire portion of Heaver pond park between Henry, .Ooffe, County and Crescent streets to public piny grounds, plans should be at once pre pared nnd other steps taken to enable this project to be realized during the next year. To accomplish this It will he necessary to provide for surface drainage and other Special Improve ments as soon as possible at a Cost considerably greater than the present limited appropriations for this park will permit. This fact together with the further consideration that the play grounds which we have undertaken In other' parks will also, require special appropriations to bring them Into proper condition for use, suggest the Importance' of obtaining for this pur pose, n part of the funds which the last legislature authorized the city to raise by a. bond Issue for various city Improvements Including .public play grounds, THREE-YEAR-OLD BOY SHOT Child Twice Wounded When Shotgun Accidentally Kxplodcs, W'lnsted, May 8. Kenneth, the three-yoar-old son of John Mnttoon of Ply mouth, was brought to the county hos pital today with two shot In his body, one In the temple and the other In the left side. The wounds, It Is said, were accidental. Mattoon was out with a shot-gun this morning hunting crows, It Is stated, -and on his return home, laid the gun still loaded, aside. It was knocked down and discharged lat er, the 'shot tearing a whole In a door of the room and scattering In the next room In which the hoy was, he receiv ing two of the pellets. It Is not believed the wounds will result seriously, MUSICIANS OFF Dclcautcs lo Allcnil Convention to Flo Held in St. Louis. Three New Haven musicians, Lewis f'obdierg, Louis P, Well and Harvey O. Nichols leave, today to attend the an nual convention of the American Fed eration of Musicians which will open In St. Lmils Monday and which will con tinue for a week, Mr. Felsberg Is president, Mr. Well, vice-president and Mr. Nichols, secre-ta- of tlie local musicians' union, About 300 delegates will attend the convention. HORSEWHIP DANCERS W'llkesbnrro Alilcrinan, Acting an Judge, Recommends Practice. Wilkesharre, May 8. Alderman Don nhue today recommended horsewhip ping for girls who .attend dances until parly on Sunday morning. (ieorge Cambo, a church organist, had been sent hy his pastor to a dance hall to send girls home and was arrest ed. The alderman discharged Gambo, and said that he should have taken a horsewhip and whipped the girls home with It. PRICE TWO CENTS. HOLDING OF NEW HAYEN TROLLEY LINES ILLEGAL Momentous Decision Handed Down by Full Supreme . Court of Massa chusetts. .... SPRINGFIELD IS EXCEPTED New Haven Road Faces Forced Sale of $11,000,000 Prbp V. erty May Appeal to U. S. Courtd. Boston, .May 8. Tho Information . filed by Attorney General Dana Malone some tlmo ago ngalnt , the New York, New Haven and llartlord railroad, In which ho claimed that thn company had tiansgrcuscd tho law In securing control of six street railway companies, In Massachusetts, v:as at- . firmed by the full bench of tho su preme court In a decision handed, down late to-duy, so far ns It relates to live of the roads, the exception be ing In tho ciiho of tho Springfield Street Railway. s The court expressed the opinion that while the New Haven road did not transgress the law by directly pur chasing and ( owning the Springfield Street Railway yet tho law was vloiat ed through lndltect control., Tho court orders a decree for an In junction In favor of Attorney General Malone to prevent the New Haven road fro exercising tho usurped franchise of engaging In the business of directly or Indirectly holding or- guaranteeing thti bonds, stocks nnd securities of Massa chusetts street ralyway companies. Attorney General Malone maintain ed that the New York, Now Haven & Hartford railroad, either directly or Indirectly, and contrary to law, owni or controls the AVorccster and Webster Street railway, the Webster and Dud ley. Street railway, the Springfield Street railway, the Berkshire Street railway, the Worcester and South frldge Street railway and the Black stone Valley Street railway compan ies. In Its opinion the court says that tha New York, New haven and HartforJ road, through tho purchase and own ership of the street railway corpor ations named, by Its creature, tho Con solidated Railway company, trans gressed tho law as to all the street railway companies mentioned In the Information, except the Springfield Street Railway company, and that It Is still transgressing In the same way ai to the Worcester and Webster and tho Webster and Dudley companies. The court says that some .f these companies have been dealt with di rectly by the-defendant by votes ol Its directors while they were acting a directors; that the defendant's pres ident, Charles S. Mullen, is president of the Consolidated Railway. company and of all tho street railways, and that he receives no compensation for tha performance of those ottlclal duties except his salary as president of tha New York, New Havon and Hartford road. ; As to the Springfield company, th court says the stock was acquired through the action of the Consolidat ed company, whose: directors voted to acquire it and pay for It on a plan outlined by President Mellon, which was the establishment of a trust to cover tho issue of $3,000,000 guaran teed trust certificates nnd $ l,r00,00(3 of the 4 per cent, debentures of th Consolidated company. ; This, the court says, was the origin of the Springfield RalUVay company, which was established by the Consol idated company as a part of a plan tc control and hold the stock of tin (Continued on Second Page.) WEATHER RECORD. Washington, May 8. Forecast foi Saturday and Sunday: Kor New England: Ruin Saturday! cooler In Vermont; Sunday fa 1 g an somewhat warmer; fresh variable winds, becoming west, For Eastern New York: Clearlnj Saturday; colder In north portion; Sun day fair and somewhat warmer; frest west, winds. Observations at Pnlted States weath er bureau stations, taken at 8 p. m. yes terday, seventy-fifth meridian tlm. Wind. Tern. Dir. Vol. Tre. Weatfc Albany 54 ,8 4 00 Cloudy Atlanta 58 NV 12 00 Cloudy Bismarck.... "0 HE 16 00 Clear Boston 4 K T. Rain HutTal. 44 W 12 T. Cloudy Chicago 44 N 14 T. Cloudy Cincinnati... . 48 W 10 08 Cloudy Cleveland.... 46 W 6 02 Cloudy Denver 64 SB 16 T. Pt.Cldj Detroit 46 N .18 14 Rain Hartford..... BO N 4 T. Cloudy Ha.tteras 64 W 24 00 Pt.Cldj Jacksonville.. 70 SW 12 00 Clear Nantucket.,.. 50 SW 4 T. Cloudy N. Orleans 70 W 6 00 Clear New York..,. B2 NW 14 08 Rain Norfolk 60 W 12 00 Pt.Clj Omaha 64 NE 10 .0,1 Clear Pittsburg...'.. 46 N 8 T. Cloudy Portland. Me.. 46 N ST. Cloudy Providence... 46 NE 6 T. flloudy St. Louis 64 NW 8 T. Cloudy Washington.. 68 SW 10 T. Cloudy LOCAL WEATHER REPORT. New Haven, May 8. A.M. P.M. Temperature 45 60 Wind direction NE SB Wind velocity 14 3 Precipitation 04 06 Weather Misting Rainy M.lnlmum temperature. 43 Maximum temperature. 55 Minimum last year .... 49 Maximum last year.... 62 L, M. TARR, Local Forecaster, U, 9. Weather Bureau MINIATURE ALMANAC. Sun Rises .'. . . 4:3' Sun Sets 6:5 High Water 6:5.