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mft Jfl0ritii j If It's News and True, It's Here. 0111T f t f Weather To-day : Showers and Cooler. VOL. LXIII., NO. 211. NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1908. PRICE, TWO CENTS. YERMONT GIVES 28,000 PLURALITY Compared With 1904, Republi can Vote Palls Off Eight Per Cent, and Democratic Two Per Cent. HEARST POLLS 1,000 VOTES Democratic liulns In Lower llou-r of Legislature Prohibition in id Nx-lullmlc Voir tn. changed. Whlte'lllver Junction, Vt., Sept. 1. The republicans defeated "the demo :rats In the state election .to-day by over 28,009, I.leVtenant-tiovornor Seorge H. I'rotity, of Newport, who led the former ticket, receiving 4 1,4:12 votes, while James K. Murke, ofllir- llngton, hlH democratic opiMMient, bad 14,5:16 voted, with Tw enty-three small towns missing. These towns In 11104 (tave a republican plurality of 1,780. l'li vote for the other candidates for governor, with the name, town in ! illg, was: Qulmby 8, . Hackus, i rid.. 1.009; E. M. Campbell, pro., 78.!; j, K. Dunbar, socialist, 450, The next legislature ill Bland us follows; , Senate Republicans 23, democrats 1. . .. House Republicans 210, democrats 30, Independence league 6. , There was a falling off In four years of about 8 per rent. In the republican Vote, while the democratic vote fell off about 2 per cent. At late hour '.to-night Prouty flalmed his election over Burke by 80,000 votes. The republican plurality of 28,000 was about 2.000 below the average for the September elections . on presidential rears except In 1884 and In 1892. On these years when It was less than 23, )00 the election was followed by a dem ocratic national victory. Whether the 1.000 or more votes cast for the Inde pendence league candidates came from the democratic or the republican ranks can only be conjectured, although , to night It looked as If, the democrats had been the sufferers. The republicans retained complete control of both ex ecutive and legislative branches of the government, the voters endorsing the party .ticket for etate officers headed by Lieut. Governor. George H. Prouty. of Newport, electing to congress from the first district, David J. Foster of Burlington, for another term, and from the second district, Frank Plumley of Northfieid for the first time, and choos ing a majority of the state legislature which will select a successor to tho tate Senator Redfleld Proctor.' At 10:45 p. m. Prouty's plurality was es timated at 28.0PO. The republican majority In the next house will be considerably reduced. The voters were urged to support the republican ticket by speakers of na tional Importance, who 'stumped the state during the past two weeks dis cussing Issues which will he heard In other parts of the country this fall. ' On the other hand, the democrats fought the battle alone, James E. Purke, of Burlington, formerly known Bs the "Blacksmith Mayor" of that city, who headed the ticket, having only 'local talent In his support. The democrats were also anxious regarding the strength of the Inde pendence league movement, a new factor In state politics, but the re turns from a majority of the cities and towns showed that a compara tively small number of voters sup ported Qulmby 8. Backus, of Brandon, who headed the new party ticket. The prohibition party ran a clone race with the Independence league, while the socialists were a poor fifth In the contest among the leaders. The voters were favored with excel lent weather throughout the day. RAINING IN MELBOURNE Wet "Weather for Rest of Fleet's Stay Many Receptions. Melbourne, Sept. 1. Rain fell stead ily all tho afternoon, but the streets of Melbourne were thronged with pleas ure seekers. Over 3,000 men from the fleet came ashore and fraternized with the people of Vur city. Several football matches were played on tho Melbourne cricket ground this after noou. Fully 1,600 people attended the reception given by Admiral Sperry on board the flagship Connecticut, and the gathering was a brilliant one. In the afternoon the lord mayor of Melbourne gave a reception to meet the admirals and the eenlor officers of the fleet at the town hall and after this function the Free Masons gave a wel come to BOO of the visitors. The rain is proving a great damper to the festivities, and the latest fore :ast says that the wet weather will :ontlnue. TRY TO WRECK EXPRESS i Milk Train Removes Obstruction' on ew York Central Tracks. New York, Sept. 1.' New York Cen tral railroad detectives Investigated to day what they suspect was an attempt to wreck the Chicago express In a cut at Hyde Park, near Poughkeepsle, N. Y last night. A milk train which en tered the cut Just before the express was due ran Into a pile of ties which blocked both tracks and the locomotive threw the ttes from Its pathway. Around the curve less than a mile down the track the rumbling approach of the Chicago express could be heard limning a.t top speed In an effort to make up lost time. Trainmen swung the ties to one side, and when the headlight of the 'express flashed Into the cut the way was clear ahead and the train dashed by unharmed. ADMINISTRATOR CUT $300 Stamford .ludgc Makes Deductions In Corcoran Account. After u hearing that took thn major portion of the day In the probate court yesterday, Judge Charles Keek wood of the probate court of the Stamford dis trict, acting here In thn plum of Judge Studley, who felt he wbh not qualified to net In the case, cut $535.50 out ot administrator's account on the estate of the late Patrick Corcoran. John H. Keyes wan administrator In the fHtato and he filed an account 'allowing for his owii services tlie 'siin'i of JS0'). To this there was opposition and tho case nhh argued at length. The court finally approved of the account with a cut of :'M In this fee, making It but (5U0. Tlie 't'wrt other cuts were sums of 12 and of $;!X60 made in small expense Items which were objected to. Judge Ptudley felt that the cihc was one .In. .which, on account of his con nection with It, he was unahle.tii act and when he tried to find a substitute he foiihd there was no one nearer than the Judge of the-Stamford district to act I The will of Ellzea fiencer Foote was flled for probate and the dnto for the hearing wos set as Sept. 9. FINANCIERS NOW HEAR ESTIMATES Health Department Puts Gar bage Matter Formally Up K to Guardians of City Pursestrings. ALSO REQUEST MANY RAISES Several Other Departments Willi Ics.er Needs Heard Superin tendent I'Yohlleli for Char Hies Hourd's Xecds. The first of the annual series of ses sions held by the boirrt of finance In which each of the department Is al lowed a short time to explain und urge the appropriations which It asks for the year to come was held list night at i which time the board of health, the town clerk's office, corporation counsel, assessors! board of charities, probaie court, and board of relief were Irani while of the departments scheduled the board of selectmen, the tax office ant the office of the registrar of vital sta tistics were not represented. The esti mates of these departments as printed were urged upon the board of finance by the delegates from each department. . The contingent which represented the board of health Included Dr. .Wright, health officer of the city, Dr. Maher, president of the board, and Dr. Butler, Mr. Rowland and Dr. Flelschner. Pro fessor Brewer'of Ynl accompanied the delegation and spoke on the garbage subject favoring the requests made for the appropriation of sufficient money to Install a method nf taking proper care of the garbage of the city. Dr. Maher went over the list of es timates of the department first. He urged the Increase of the salary of the health officer to $2,R00 so as to place It on a par with, the money paid for the same service In most cities. The In crease of Clerk Ward Bnlley was ask ed for to $1,500, the same as was re quested last year but not granted. He alluded to the fact that Mr. Bailey had given the department twenty-five years of service. The Increase is asked all along the line, the board desiring that the plumbing Inspector be raised to $1,300 and the regular department. In spectors to $1,100. An Increase of $100 is also asked for assistant milk and food Inspector, Archie Meigs. Dr. Maher said that the Inspectors endan gered the lives, not only of themselves, but of their families In their duty and they should receive due compensation. For the bacteriological work, $1,800 I' asked. Dr. Maher compared the work done here with, that In the state lab oratory and In Hartford, showing much more work done at much less money. In connection with the milk Inspectors be spoke of the value of this service, holding that the Inspection and analy sis of milk had resulted In the saving of a large number of small children's lives, which meant a great deal to the city. He quoted figures of a decrease in the death rate of young children which herald to the Improvement of the milk supply, In relation to the bacteriological work Dr. iMnher showed that 3,4!i2 specimens had been examined nt. a compensation of $4,133 by the bacteri ologist for the, first seven years' work of the office, while during the last two years and a half there had been 6,788 examinations at a compensation of $2,300. Little was added to the question of garbage. Dr. Maher reiterated his point made last week that whether or not a plant' to dispose of garbage Is granted this year at least the money for a city collection is imperative this year. In regard to the use of pigger ies In the outskirts to dispose of gar bage Dr. Maher doubted If the meth od could be pursued after this year as he stated that several law suits are already threatened over tho piggeries In the Koxon district and Injunctions are threatened and he brought in a petition of last year signed by 174 res idents against the piggeries at the Farnham farm, showing that a re-es-tabllshment there could hardly be ef fected. Asked what could be done until an (Continued on Third Page.) SVSPBCT IS HEI.O. .lehlel C. Pickett, of '-'OS Davenport avenue, who has been In the bands of the police before, wss arrested yester day afternoon by Detective Donnelly and. Is held 6n an Idleness charge He Is suspected of a more serious offenss He was arrested in 1905 On a charge uf forgery. Great Crowd Watching Fireman Lineman Down Aerial 71 , is I, 1 (-1 1 K f f , r. V1 ,vi? , I YACHTING FATALITY Seven Drown at Deer Isle as 35-Foot Sloop Goes Over on Beam Ends. ALL SUMMER VISITORS ifo of l nlvorMlty Professor, l'lvc Other Women and Voting Minister IM. Deer Isle, Me., pept 1 Pevon sum mer visitors out of a party of ten were, drowned by the capsizing of a .'15 foot sloop In Penobscot Hay, oft this Island to-day. The drowned: Miss Alie Torro, Washington, D. C; Miss Eleanor Tor ro, Washington, D. C; Miss Lntle Ke-1 logg. Baltimore, Mil.; Miss Kellogg, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. I,ucy ft. Crawley. Philadelphia: Miss Kllzabeth (I. Evans of Mount llolyoke seminary, Mass; Jason C. llutchlns. student 'n Bangor Theological seminary. The saved: Captain Haskell. Deer; Isle; Prof. Kdward Crawley nf Cnl veislty of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, husband of Mrs. Crawley; Hnry H. Kvans. Mount Holyoki', bnther ct Miss Elizabeth Evans. The bodies of Lutio Kilogg and Miss, Kvans were recovered. There was some hope that Mr. llutchlns bad been saved, as when last seen he was making a brave struggle through the choppy seas towards Barred Island, nearby. A boat was sent o-niaht in a vain effort to locate him or hi body. The sloop was of the "open" varie ty. It had on deck forward, and no cabin, as many of the small M.ilne boats have, and it contained no'-ballast, as tho party of ten weighted the boat down quite heavily and Captain Haskell, an experienced navigator in these waters . thought that the craft would be well balanced. There was no thought of danger until the afternoon was drawing to a close, when Captain Haskell decided that the. wind -was too. hravy for his boat, and the sea too ' choppy, so he brought the sloop around and started on a tack homeward, All the party were perched high up the weather side, as the sloop cut through the waves, with the water al most coming over the gunwales on the lee side, when Captain Haskell gave a shout of warning that he was going to tack, and then threw over the tiller. Just at this moment the boat rose bicli up on a wave exposing her to the full brunt of the wind. An unusually heavv gust struck her and In a (winkling the sloop went over on 'her beam ciiiIh and the party nt ten were thrown into tho water. For 'one brief moment it was everv one for onesself. Captain Haskell had been clinging tn the sheet and his tenacious hold had not heen loosened by the sudden plunge into the lee-cold waters of the Maine coast. He gained the tender and clamber ed aboard. Cutting It loose from the overturned sloop, he picked up the (Continued on Third Page,) Wi A JU ,'st f-,L 7 i Lifting Jackson Over the Cross Trees of the Telephone Pole. The Arrow Points to Rescued Man. TROLLEY DECISION TO-DAY Members of local t'nlon Believe New Haven to He Slightly Opposed. The local members of thn Trollev men's union are anxiously awaiting the announcement, of the result of the bal lot.tlng as to whether the men all over the system shall go out on strike to help the M Providence men who were discharged several weeks ago for Join ing the union, It: was the general opinion here yes terday that the New Haven vote would lie slightly against the strike, but that, the sentiment In the eastern part, of the state and In Rhode Island would he more than enough to counteract this. TWO MORE MLI,F,Y TK LEGATES. Columbia. Sept. I Two Ulley dele gates, V. A. Lyman and F. A. Hunt were elected at the republican caucus here tonight. v?t (A f iv'' f s f'iii I vv,.--. -. t 5 :4 ' ' 1 ' i v 4 S jr , I r P 1 " J 1 i r jjf J ft I fit, ' : 3'.v. :':-i ;: !':';' :. P : ' Guiding Rescued Ladder. ) ? i i i t w 4 . intiA M JLi ORDER CONTINENTAL Fire Commissioners Reject Only Other Bid Because De fective. RAMBLER CONCERN OFFERS Chief KxpcctH Cnr When Ho Returns from Vmiitlon Two (Sradc Promotions. Two bids only were subml'ted to the lire department on the advertisement for ah automobile for the use nf Chief Fnncher and of those It was found when the bids were opened last night that only the hid of the Conti nental company o'f this city complied with in- specifications which ivei-e made In the advertisement by the board. The other coneern that pre sen ted a bid was the rtamnler com pany which offered two different cars, one at $1,800 and the other at $1,700, but the specifications were not In ac cord with those required and the board after looking over the deseip tlon of tho cars offered found that thyy did not know tho horse power of the. car described and that several ot the Important parts were not those whlrh the call for bids called for. This' bid was accordingly declared out of form because It was not :n accord ance With the specifications and the only other bid, that . of C. A. MooIIt of the Continental company for VI, 750, less the check of Mr. Moeller for $1,000, was accepted and a vote was passed awarding the contract to Mr. Moeller, The contract will be ma le out In a few days and It s expoct"d to have the car ready for service when Chief- Fannher returns to duty from his vacation which he ,s now en joying. One of the specifications of the contract Is that It be ready for delivery within two weeks of tho making of the contract. ; The car which will he" purchased Is guaranteed to develop a. horse pow er of 35 and Ib considered by tho members of, the board to be in all respects a desirable car. Two grade promotions were mado last night which will take effect later In the month. These are the ad vancement of hoseman K. 51. Oreene of Company 2 to the first grade to date from Heptember 6 and that of hosfman P. J. Coleman of Company 12 to the first , grade to date from Heptember 18. The Acme Wire com pany presented a request for tho In stallation at their plant of a private lire alarm box. The request was re f erred to the tire, alarm telegraph committee. PATROLMEN tr ansfer red. Four transfers were made in the police department with tho advent of the first, of a new month when the regular heat shifts are handed out. Patrolman Thomas t.andy Is sent from Howad avenue to central, John Car ton, who has been stationed for two montha nights at Church md Chap d streets, goes to Howard avenue, John Fitzgerald from Grand to Howard and Thomas Tralnor from Howard to Grand avenue SAVED BY STOMACH PUMP Young (ilrl Prinks Poisonous Lewi Wush at Klslor's Homo. Drinking a peculiar poison that Is known to druggists as lead wash and which Is used as an external oint ment, being composed of opium and tincture of lead. Vetla Kite, a sixteen-year-old girl, ucaiv ended her life last night at the home of her sister at it Redfield sireet. She had gono to visit her sister hist, evening. The wash was in the house as an oiVmcnt and the girl, after her recovery at the hospital, stated that she drank It In mistake for something else, A tele phone call was made at once for the Now Haven hospital ambulance and It arrived on the scene with stomach pump, which was put Into service, at oncQ at the house, The girl was then taken to tho ho.-pltul and In a ahort time had practically entirely recov ered. She will be discharged to-day. The poison Is a deadly one, and If It had not been pumped out of her yntem at once would probably have had fatal result. While the girl claims that the ease was one of pure accident It Is hinted that she was cither despondent or had had a qua.r rel with her sister and took the ;1 son In a fit ot the blues. 1'etta Kite lives at 1!60 Cedar street. The affair occurred before 8 o'clock last even-Ins;. THREE CONTESTS LIYEN PRIMARIES Friends of Matthew Reynolds Lose in Their Attempt to Buck Machine in the Ninth Ward. , THREE VOTES DIFFERENCE Tom Molloy Wins by fianio Margin In Fifth J. Edmund Miller's Ticket Is Defeated In the Sixth Thomas Landslide. The democratic primaries to choose delegates to the state, congressional, probate and Justice ot the peace con ventions, and to place In nomination a candidate for tho reglstrarshlp of I vital Ktatlstlcs were held yesterday i afternoon from 4 o'clock until 8, and except In three wards the balloting was light. Andrew P. Allen, president of the board of aldermen, was the only democrat In the field for the -reglstrarshlp, and so In many of the wards a very light vote was polled for him. The contests took place In the Fifth, Sixth and Ninth wards. In the Fifth the friends of John II. Courtney, who Is a candidate for senator from the Tenth district, tried to carry the ward against Thomaa H. Molloy and failed by three votes. In tho Sixth ward Alderman J. Edmund Miller tried to put a revised ticket through and fail ed by twenty-one votes. In the Ninth ward a hot battle waged and the fac tion which bolted the machine and tried to send a Reynolds delegation to the probate convention lost by three votes. The delegates elected to the pro bate convention nearly all favor Ed win P. Thomas of Orange, he winning out by more than 3 to 1. Matthew Rey nolds gets three delegates .from the Sixth, two from the Thirteenth and enough from other wards to bring his total up to thirteen. Thomas gets flfty-flve, and will easily control the convention Friday night. ' , The warmest struggle over the pro bate ticket was In the Ninth ward, where the night before a second tick et was put In the field to favor Rey nolds. All the afternoon yesterday automobiles were speeding all over the ward getting democrats to the polls. Up to the last minute the re sult was In doubt. When the votes were counted It w-as seen that the Reynolds ticket had lost by 151 to 148, (Continued on Second Page.) TWO SLIGHT FIRES September's Opening Alarms Are of Mttle Harm, Two small alarms of fire usherej !n the month of September yosterday. The first came as a still to the chemi cal company shortly before 1 o'clock, yesterday afternoon. In scraping paint off the front piazza of the house of Mrs. Margaret imry at OS William street, flro was used and the Urn set the railing afire. There was practl raly no damage. The other flro came Just before 6 o'clock. An alarm was sent In from box 432 for a slight flro at 824 Grand avenue. Papers In a gas stove caught fire. There was no damage, MRS. LINDSLEY WILL FILED Husband Appointed Executor of $230,000 Estate. The will of the late Louise O. Llnd sley, Into wife of Dr. C. Purdy Lind sley, was filed In the probate court yesterday afternoon. Dr. Llndsley qualified as executor of the estate and the court 'named Charles E. Curtlss and lames B. Wheeler as appraisers. The estate is said to be In the neighborhood of $230,000 In value. There are some large real estate Interests tn the vicin ity of St, Louis which are especially valuable. LANGFORD EASY VICTOR Knocks .leunette Pnwn Three Times In SIx-Roiiml Bout, New York, Sept. 1. Sam Langford of Boston and Joe Jeannette of New Jer sey, met tonight at the National Ath letic club and Langford clearly won. They boxed six rounds and In onlv one of these Jeannette showed to anv shade of advantage. He was knocked down three times. picked: off live wire ' in mid-air Sensational Rescue of Lineman . John Jackson By His Fore . man, James Reynolds, - in Center Street x AERIAL TRUCK IS SUMMONED Stricken Man Under Slow Elec trocution and in Danger of Falling When Rescued! Mayor Martin 6a 1 ' . the Spot. ; The nwe-lnsplrlng peetacto'ef a in! burning on an electric wife fifty feet In mld-alr was presented to thouiandq of people late yesterday afternoon, laf Center street. The man was John Jack son, an employe of the United Ullum Ilium- n,- whJ Inatlng Co., and he owes his life James Reynolds, his foreman! when he saw Jackaon lying across tft wires, at the top of the pole, where h was working alone, climbed to the jrea-l cue of the unconscious man at the rliW of his own life. y ; ' The accident happened while the mW were engaged In shifting . the wlresJ made necessary by the re-location o the pole at the corner of Qregson anS Center streets. This change In situation! of the pole, was occasioned by the r4 paving of the street now going on.' . Jackson at the time of the accident was at the top of the pole, alone. H was making joint's and . had removed the Insulation from some of the wltes.1 In some way his hand came In eon'tgot with a live wire and he was so si verely shocked as to be rendered, un conscious and fell helpless across the. network of ; wires.. One. of these, an electric light wire through which i powerful' current passes, came directly across his stomach and, set' fire to hi clothes, burning him to the flesh. ' Hanging there he wa In double da'n ger of death, first from slow electrocu tion and aecond from falling to tha street. , .: . .. . ,, .: , .Thomas McQueeney, of 215 Franklin street, one of the workmen, heara Jackson's first cries of agony and, call ing to James Reynolds, the heroic foreA man, no time was lost tn starting the rescue. Reynolds Is a big man hut h rushed to the pole , and digging hi spikes Into It climbed to the top' with) record swiftness. Nearlng the wires h had to proceed with caution but h lost not a moment. ' Taking eWy, chance he pushed his body through tha labyrinth until he reached Jackson. Ha first lifted each helpless arm from tha. wires and then grasping tha body wltb,' great strength he remove it from lt dangerous position where It Is estimate ed It had rested, but about two mttN utes. ; .', . s After Reynolds had Hfted Jaokofl( out of danger, It was a question of getW ting him to the street as quickly vi possible.-The foreman, even though W strong, husky, well-built man could not be expected to hotd him loiig In, (Continued on Third rage.), WEATHER RECORD. Washington, Sept. 1. iForecast fo Wednesday and Thursday: New England: 'Looal showers Wed nesday, cooler tn the Interior; Thursdajt fair, fresh south, shifting to northwest! winds. . ' Eastern New York:' ' Showers .'and cooler Wednesday; Thursday fair, fresh west brick variable winds becoming west Wednesday night ' ' Obscrvattons at United States weath er bureau stations, taken at 8 p. m. yes terday, seventy-fifth meridian time. Wind. " " ' Tern. Dir. Vel. Pre. Weath ., 78 " 8 12 01 Cloudy . 78 8 ., 06: Clear ' . 70 ' NW ' 4 00 Cjlear Albany.. , Atlanta. . Bismarck Boston.. , . R8 ' 8W 13 00 J Clea Buffalo 73 BW . 13 .00. Cloudy (.niciigo n Cincinnati.. . . 78 W 16 '00 Clear W 8 T. Cloud Cleveland. . . Denver Deirolt Hartford . . . . Ifatleras... . . Jacksonville. Nantucket. . . N. Orleans. . . New York. . . Norfolk 70 SWt 13 08 Cloudy 74 N on Cloudy T. Clear 00 Pt.ClHj 70 68 73 W 14 H 8 W 30 .94 Cloudy 73 SB 2 8 83 . E 73 8 4 Ram 13 00 Clear t T, Clear. io oo . Cloudy 12 1.24 Cloudy 4 - ,00 Car 70 N Omaha. . . c 78 NW Pittsburg... ... 83 8W. 00 Pt.Cldy Portifind, Me.. 4 8 12 00 Olenr Providence. .. 64 8 " 4 00 Pt.Cldy 81. 1iuls 76 NW 13 0)- Clear at. Paul 64 NW 23 00 ' Clerfr Washlngton. . 70 8B 4 00 PtjCIJy LOCAL WEATIircn REPORT. New: Haven, Sept. 1, 1908 A.M. . . P.M. T'ttiperstore Wind direction Wind velocity Precipitation ot -en h 8 5 ' 6. 0 0 Cloudy. Cloudy. en t he r Minimum temoeroture. 60 Maximum temperature. 77 -Minimum last year v.. ' 63 Maximum last year .... 74 U M. TARR, Local Forecaster, U, S, Weather Bureau. MINIATUni? ALMAKAO. Sun Rises . . . .,i '..'.. Run Sets v . . , Uiglx Water: 8:1 J , 6:2t 3;U '. lf'V,.'