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Weather To-day : Cloudy and Colder. It's Here. VOL. LXIL, 306. NEW HAVEN, CONN., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1908. PRICE TWO CENTS. . i ASTRO MINISTRY OUSTED BY PEOPLE Official Heads of Dictator's Pawns Come Off at Insist cnt Demand of Rev olutionists. ASTRO'S REIGN. ENDED rmin, Acting President, Put at Head of Now Government Feels Friendly Toward the t'nltert States. np,,-t ( c.,1., n..,ii..i ,1 i",- p1 -. n. 1-i.Mii-ni ,j. ini-eriie urairi, " hnm r:.,.,r. I ..,. hnnrl. ' " ' " 1N Kl IMP cm. i i" p tup- pM'tnit.'ii' , oil u in ,i'.j"n ''"'"I". o,is f.iii ' " r.- - 1... ...... U1I.. n ew government In Venezuela. IM'tUWAilU I. WJt VtHI ILL as replaced the old ministry, the j 'ader of which was Dr. .lose he ; Frnrs Tlmt TorrliiRlnn Manufacturer efus Paul, the minister of foreign f) rrovrPi ffalrs, who luis been the one llgure, i utslde of Castro himself. In the no-j Kdward T. Cue of 54 Dwlght street, otlatlons which culminated In the Is very 111 with pneumonia and oom- ustlng of Minister Dc Kens and the everance of diplomatic relations with lolland. with a new body of men who "present various factions In the state nd who have figured prominently In arlous ways In the present history if the country. Not only has fir. Paul disappeared rom the rounells of the nation, but 'r. Baldo, who Is now traveling In 'astro's suite abroad, has also been enioved from bis nlllelal position as nlnister of education, (ieneral Diego 'arren, the minister of war, who also j as war minister In the cabinet ol i Kctln'R President (iomrsi. In lilftii, has ecu superseded by General Ucgttlo j Mlvart-s, who took a prominent part ; n crushing the revolutionists six years j go. The new cabinet Is composed ns fol- ows: Jfinlster of Interior -Linares Alean- ara. Minister of foreign affairs Oon- :aleH Gulnaud. XMnlster of finance Munoz Tebar. Minister of war Gen. KckuIo Oli aros. Minister of fomento (patronage) hnfl Cnrabnno Obras. Minister of public works Roberto Krarcas. Minister of public instruction Dr. Maldonao. Secret advices received here from 'Rracas, 'where the strictest censor hip Is beltiR observed, Indicate that he whole of Venezuela has been In a ferment ever since President Castro l!ed, and that the crisis was re.-ieb-d a few days asro when It became necessary for Acting President Gomez , o take decisive steps, which he did j j" dropping from bis cabinet those kho were closely alflllated with the ! astro rule and under the Castro nomination. The revolutionary factions,, which rained strength with every hour of astro's absence, played a prominent art )n the demonstrations npalnnt the : hsent president, which took the form j f riotlnir and Incendiarism. These j ere temporarily checked by a show j f force, and later the revolutionary nfluence which threatnnod to sweep he country was overcome In a mas- I ire by promises that could not be held ong In abeyance. The establishment of a new govern ment In Venezuela, ba.s been ex-peered from day to day. and it Is probable hat It was the outcome of the anti- Castro, anti-Gomez demonstrations, rvhlch began at Caracas ami ot,v-r idaces In Venezuela, almost the very ley that President Castro sailed for i:urcpe. Events since then have mover - swiftly In Venezuela and on Decem her 14 the people of Caracas, unable longer to withhold their passions, arose against Catro. They tore down he statues and pictures of tae preal- lent and burned them In the public pl.ces; they wrecked bulldlnrs and applied the torch, sweeping through 'he city n.m? gathering strength nnd fury with every new act of violence. It then seemed certain that Castro's rup In Venezuela had ended. Gomez, hlmslf n the position of t.ctlng president, was far from secure, t was brought forelhly home to him that he must either withdraw from that office or cast aside those of Cas tro's ministers who still were trying to force the Castro niie upon the peo ple. Apparently he chose the latter course. He nrst rlnoiareri the conn! rv in a state of defense, thereby securing control of the army, and then ap pointed a. new cabinet, the members or wwon reprngpmT. a, mvnrsity or ra While (romB has seemingly been Inn ardent supporter of Caslro, he has maintained, time and again, that h MM not favor the foreign policy of the government, and declared that the Itreatment. shown the United States and Franco wa.s 111 advised and t.int. hi waa not in sympathy with the con duct of Internal affairs. President Castro, who is now In Vr. Israel's hospital In Flerlln, has persistently declined to believe the re ports of the revolutionary movement In his country. FOR HEBREW CHARITIES Association lH-rlrles to Have Bull in Place of Annual Fair., At a meeting of the Hebrew Charities association the usual fair given for the purposes of tho charities cared for hy that organization was abandoned for tills year, and In Its stond thfre Is planned a gram hall, which wfll be Igfven soim-dlme in February. ; The Imeinbers of the '" Iu"' in charge of the anair plan lo ninlie Ir a verv rlah- nraip ppiip-, ii'ni i miiii.hi i,, nlr, , I faof ttie largest nans in tin lalls In tin: eliy .'us ; expected. The brc, e s.'t al $.5.i and .:: fiirreal crowd I 7,3, if tlek ts will he fnid everything will be on n cnr.nl f .i I The money w ill tn uiipruinia iiJ ' for Wlifcrt'-'.bio purpose. J. SH0N1NGER ESTATE $80,000 Half of Kstatn of Now York Mini Con sisted of l,!?fiO Shares of Com pimyV Slock. The Inventory of the estate of the lute Joseph Shoiilnger, who rIM H few weeks ago 111 New York city. was filed yesterday afternoon 'n probate, court. The total vfl.lue of the estate as shown In the Inventory Is $v,:M5 fiT. Of this total fill but $40,000 consists of rlioses In ni'tloii which comprises five, notes against the Shonln.ger company which are valued at $17,000; balance due from the company of $21,139 and otitstandlnn checks of the value of $l,27l!.B7. The remainder of tho estate consists of 1.380 shares of itock In the Shonlnger hleh are set down at the. value of $10,soo. The appraisers were f'harleg R. Loomls ;md Errol iM. Augur. Mr. Shonlnger wn well known In this city where he lived for a. number of years. Later be went to New York -.-,1 tl,A Hivtn r.f 1,1c rlnnth urao In "' "'" "" , . ,.,,. .... ,, . '""" '"' V ' I ' ! I J ..n ,,. . Vmimnn -r nnr- r-nw nr Plications have ph. in winch make his i rrrrjYPry CMiemriy n'H m in i. 1 1 feared lad evening that he would not live through the night. Mr. Coe ino p'd here from Tnrring ton about two e;irs iicn. He Is pres ident of tli"' i 'oe Brass company of Torrington which was founded by his father, lie Is CC years old. JOHN FAY SUICIDES TjeU A ,,v. i M ' ate(J a Furore Here SeV- eral Years Ago. I j ' 'rt, r-i-r in mm nrmime sat . ULtVtn lYIIiMU-nLAUIIMU HUI I'nys Il;id .hist Completed Kngngi'tiinii in Oalvlaiul. Oil. Shoots Himself. Oakland, Cal., Dec. Jt. John T. Fay, husband and manager of Kva Kay, "mind reader." who has been 1 appearing at a local theater, eornmlt ! tei suicide at his hotel tpi-'lay by jshootimr himself in the nuciCi. i Mrs. Pay had just completed her t'liCTni'ini'iit in this 1 1 . and the bai;- R.-iire of liu.lifiiiil and wife bad been clip'cked t'i lii nver, wlip re thi-y were i next to play. l-'a had made no men- tlou of .lis feelhiKs that mlxht leail him to suicide, but after eatinic dlnm-v with his wife ivent to l'.ls room and tired the shot that ended his life. The Viwa wre well known In New Haven vhiu'e they appeared several years a" in a mind realinn act which tney called "Thaumut ui-ev." and which considerably mystiiled their sudb nces. Several "exposes" of their nlle(;p'd methoils havi' also been given. They appeared at the Grand and at th" Hyperion. Kor h whole we..k on their first appearance the-, had the town by the ears, thousun I ' polng to sep them. Fay himself was a clever press agent. Th" miud-readltn acts conducted by them were cleverly concelvepl and carried out, but Fay himself did not persist on bis secnm! visit that Mrs. Fay had Cic extraordi nary powers she appeared to have. , PRESIDENT STICKNEY OUT Receiver of Chicago Great Western Itnllwny Heslgns That Post. St. Louis, I lee. 21. A. H StloKnoy, president of the Chicago Great West ern niltwa. who, with C. H. F. Smith, was appointed rei-elver to conduct the affairs of the rond last summer, to day resigned his receivership, ami Jlirlgi' Walter II. Sanborn, of the United States circuit court, nppolnteil Hoi-nee G. Burt, former president of the I'nlon Pnclllc, as bis successor, There are iierslslent rumors to the effect that Mr. Stlckhey will In the near future resign from the presidency of the road, and that Mr. Hurt will lie hta successor. This was denied in of ficial circles to-day, however. Mr. Stlclrney stated he resigned the receivership because he believed he could render more effective service to the company as a. sort of mediator than as a receiver. CLEAN CENTRAL STREETS Foley Has Ipiirjjo Hand Out Making City Presentable!. Director of Public Works Foby started In on a good piece of work last night, which will he greeted with the pleasant surprise of thousands when they come Into the center of the city this morning. A gang of men, and a In nee hand li was, too, ns caller! out last night and worked through the night cleaning the snow, slush Jind Ice from the central streets so as to leave them clean and cical as 1 done rigid, after storms in many of the large cities. Tho force got busy early In the night on Chapel street, nnd by Industrious work the center of the city was well cleaned by early morning. The snow and slush had become very disagreeable and made driving nnd walking uncomfort able so the work of last, night will be much appreciated by the multitude this morning. DIN NTH TO MMKVS STAFF. ! r',.i imi.e-t n i.-nipm ,,r v,,ein n,,. ! ,. ' j,,,, ,.. I,,,. ,iK vi imi,,,,,,, ,,r this city, will entertain the other members of th" stall' of Governor elect George I,. Ulley at the I'niotl l.p'iigiie club at. dinner this evening. It Is expected Hint Major Theodore .RooScVelt, jr., Will be Jll'fSvlU. HAMMOND SUGGESTS NEW CABINET POST John Hays, After Conferring With Taft, Wants to Head a National Department of Public Works. TO CONSERVE RESOURCES Taft Finds Out Source of Those "lt-BeliiK-Scrinusly-Considorod-for-Cnhlnct." Humors Now , in Clroulntlon. Augusta, Ha., Pec. 21-Presldent-eleet Taft conferred today with John Hays Hammond, president of the National LeaRiie of Republican clubs and re ceived ,itRcestons which will be given serious consideration respecting new fields of future usefulness for that or ganization. Mr. Hammond, who arriv ed here today, with Mrs. Hammond and two of their sons, for an extended stay, Mr. Taft said, was invited by him to come. He added there were many things he wanted to talk over with the prominent mining engineer, Including political conditions and ap pointments. The two have been friends since their college days when they were classmates. Mr. Hammond was em phatic In aylng that he was not n candidate for either the cabinet, the diplomatic corps or any other position under the new ndmlnMratlon. If he had any ambition whatever, he said it would be to head a department of pub lic works, In the event of such a de partment heitiR established. In the organization .of such, he believes, his engineering experience would be valua ble to th" government In organizing a branch of service having for Its pur pose the conservation pf the natural resources and their administration. Mr. Taft said tonight he has written to Hi'nator Knox-, Inviting him to come to Augusta within the next two or three weeks If he can, In the event I of which a cabinet conference will be held, Mr. Taft said he believed he was beginning to see where so many cabinet rumors came from. The pub lication of a name with the Information that Its pe.se.-sor was belna "serlonslv I considered" for the cabinet, he found, has followed the suggestion of that name to him by some one Interested 1n the person, lie added that be still be lieved it would take more than the I suggestion of n name and Its publish- trent to build the cabinet. The Taft family moved today Into the l.erri'tt cottage which I to he their horn, during the remainder of their stay here. Judge Taft is not a little vexed at his gof eore. He laughingly refues to tell what It l. hut blames the sand greens on whleh he has never b..fore played. He has promised hlm.-elf that he will d-voie a little extra lime to "putting" until he ba.s m.-istered the POOR BILL COLLECTING Three Italians Start I'lghl nnd rrcm I'oIIoh. Three ftalians. marching down against John S. Palmer, of George street, last night to collect a bill they claimed was due to one of ihelr num ber, precipitator) a free-for-all punch ing match which resulted in the ar rest rif themselves and Palmer, too. Piiipr i-lnlms the three came to him us be was sitting In his team In Gp.pngo : street, In front nf his stable, and rle. rounded the minify, When he did not j pay, be claims, the three attacked him and started to beat him. He started ' to tight them In self-defense, lie ' claims, when Patrolmen I'eskin and I Prior came along, saw the fight and I arrested nil four on charges of breach of the peace. The Italians gave the ! names of .lobn Mavlanl, Salvalnre I Leolla and .fiisepb Leolla. ADOPT NEW RULES Chil service Will P.e Stricter on p. plloniils Henceforth. The civil service board li'hl anothei meeting yesterday afternoon a I which the new niie w hich are being consid ered were finally adopted aftr-r being carefully gone over. The rules will be sent to the printer shortly. There is saiil to lie nothing revolutionary In the new rules, the main Idea being to make them more explicit and rover mooted points more carefully. On the siibtect of application for examinations and th reiulrcment of randlrbues they will be more strict than they have been In order to provide, for more ex treme care in the passing of candi dates peyond Gils It was SlBterl there was nothing In the new rules of public Importance HARGIS JURY COMPLETE Ilr'fcnse to Pl'nv.v Tlmt ptudge Was Re sponsible for Own Killing, Lexington, K. Pee. 21-The Jury which Is to try Ttiaeh Hnrgls st Irvine on the charge of murdering his father. .Iiidgn .bum's Havgls. was completed to day. All I he lun.rs are farmers. It In stii.lerl that the rlefense will Introilin o witnesses to lay bare the whole lf of Jtiilgi' .lames Ilargis, giving the whole of his alleged eonnei'llon with Hri-iuliltl county feuds ami assnssltin ll phi pt. The defense hopes to prove by these wltiu.srtes that .(urlge Ilargis was re spoiiHlhle for his own death. Ib-ailng of testimony began In the afloriinnn, James I'. Kniphy, clerk In 1 1. 11 lils' store, swore Ihnl Beach Ilar gis Hind .lildge Hingis, his father, the linn's; that young Ilargis shot his fa ther hefnre the father gnipplnl with hlni. and ilial Hie last two shots were fired while father and sou luy uii the llu or. NEWS SUMMARY. UVAFMK1,. Castro Ousted by Venezuelans 1 Hammond Suggests New t'ost 1 President Ptleknev Resigns 1 $100, ion for Inaugural Hall 1 Battleship Maine on Dark Errand... 8 Huxer Held for Death 1 Mnry Anderson Returns 2 H.irgls Keud Murder Trial On 1 financial News and Quotations 14 STATU. General State News 12 Thrift on Increase, Corhln .. 7 Worry Caused Death 13 Dr. A. It. Goodrich Dead 9 ( 1TV. Legal r.ur to Uorham Report 1 Stulsun Heads I'nlon League 1 Alderma.nlc Officers to Slay 1 Kdwurd T. Coe Very III 1 Slionlnger Ksiate Large 1 Three Vires and No Alarm 1 News of the Courts HV New Civil Service Rules 1 Cleaning Central Streets 1 srnitTS Page 0. Eastern League Howlers Lose. Results at Knieryvllle. Average of T'olo Flayers. Lyons Has Not Joined I'rovldence. Harvard and Navy Break. New Haven Wins Farcical Contest. Vale and Princeton Win at Chess. General Sporting News. Atiell-Walsh Fight a Draw 1 llrlrtgeport Wins -Roily Disabled. COYITES AFTER A DOUBLE TRACK Property Owners Circulating a Petition to the Trolley Company for Im provement. LINES THROUGH CONCORD ST Would llnvc Present Track AIoiir the Shore 1'ront Hcmovcil Ask Tlmt timiiRp Hn .Mndo hy Next May. A petition was put in circulation yesterday calllnn for the double tracking and shifting of an Important section of the. Lighthouse, Point trol ley line. The petition will be pre sented to all the property holders and it Is believed a good ileal of influence will lie brought Into play with the Connecticut company to make the rhnngi'S asked. The petitioners desire that the line when it leaves tile cut, so called, near Fort Hale park, shall cross Townsend avenue instead of going through It as It now does and pass down, a nearby street to Concord street. It Is the Intention to have It pass through Concord street, emerging so as to Join the present line In the vicinity of the Morris Cove house. This change would call for the tak ing up of the old tracks along the shore In front of the Shorehnni and the principal cottages on the slipire front, 1,, V. Hocrher, one of the larger owners of property, lias an Iron-dad agreement with the trolley company that it will It will mit double trap'k In front of his place and as long as in' holds the road to this agree ment there Is no Impe of a double track along the old route. It was only through this agreement that Mr. Heecher withdrew his opposition to the laying of a single track years ago. The promoters of the petition strongly contend that the growth of travel to the east shore now demands a double trnp-k and that It should go through Concord street If no better route is available. There Is no ques tion ns to the Increased travel over this line. Thousands more people nint to the Lighthouse last season than evrr before anil with the growth of this spot as a summer amusement resort the present track 'equipment will be Inadequate to handle the crowds. The petition asks that the double trai'k through Concord street he laid by next May IS. $100,000 FOR TAFT BALL Two-Thirds of Sum for Inaugural Fund Alrendy Snh.crlhorl. Washington. Pre. 21.-Whatever may have been Ibe objections fo con gress to the further use of the pension otlb e buildings as the place for the in augural ball, when the suhjecf was up for consideration four years ago, It wa said at Inaugural headquarters to day that from talks with members and sennlors the conclusion had been reach ed that tinder no circumstances no ob struction would be tried to the build ing again being used for the great so da! event. The subscriptions for the inatiRijral fund today reached the grand total of $70,fo0 and the commission is confident nf Its ability to raise the full amount of JlOO.ono deemed necessary to make Mr. Taft's ntnugnratlnn one of the greatest succeves of any similar event. BOXER G0ESTO JAIL Coroner 1 1 olds Boj Who Caused Death nf Another in Rout. Philadelphia. Pec. 21. - B-nJamln Harnett was committed by the coroner to-day, charged with having caused the dentil of .lames Curren, aged 1R years, during a boxing bout, at tlm Hroadway Athletic club In this clly on Friday last, The boys, who wero novices, appeared at an amateur mat inee, Curren collapsed In the second round after a blow on the Jaw and died before he could he taken to the hos pital. The coroner's physician said that Curren's death was caused by hemorrhage of the brain induced by violence and that his heail had been bruised In several places. The seconds of the fighters and the proprietors of the club were discharged by the coroner. LEGAL BAR TO GORHAM REPORT Injunction Prevents Aldermen from Accepting Statement of Compensation Board on Condemnation. HAMDEN ANNEXATION UP Petition In to Put Saloons With Mov. lug Pictures In Nuisance Class Order New Peddlers' Iplcrnso. The report ot the bureau of com pensation after its consideration of the values of the bind which the city must secure In order to do away with the suits which are brought every little while by Charles E. Gorhnm of Wood bridge on account of the sewerage from Sprlngsldn Home polluting a stream which Hows through his terri tory was read before the board of al dermen at Us session last night and the amounts which were recommended paid to each party whose land would have to be secured given. The stream has bei'ii the cause of several suits which have always resulted In favor of Mr, Gorhain and the city decided to condemn the land in question as the only way. of avoiding continual suits. An injunction however has been serv ed on the city which prevents It for the present from proceeding any further with condemnation proceedings and this was called up at the session last night. When it bad been read to the board the members recognized that It prevented any action on their put t so the report w a.s laid over without ac tion. The report recommended the follow. Ing sums: To A. X. Fa mam Sl.tiSfl; to Charles Gorhnm JMlM; nnd to Hinry Menz $W(). This would make a total of $fi,5IO. On account of the decision of Judge Mathewson made yesterday which re leased Arthur Herman from the charge of violating a city ordinance by con ducting in his cafe a moving picture show for which he was not charging admission, an amendment was submit ted last night to that ordinance which provides that "every saloon and every place, enclosure, or structure In said dty In which spirituous liquors, ale, wine or lager beer Is commonly sold or given away or reputed to be .sold or given nwny, and In which nny exhibi tion of dancing, acting, singing or mus ic Is also permitted, shall bo deemed Utility of connsellrg and maintaining a common nuisance," so as to Include under the ban of being a nuisance the operating of a moving picture show. The matter will go to the ordinance committee.' Another matter that will go to (he erdlnnni'e committee Is an order passed last night that the ordinance commlt- (Contlnued on Third Page.) ATTELL FIGHT A DRAW Wnlsli Mas Itetter of Three of rirteen-Honnd Hunt. San Francisco, line. 21. Jimmy Walsh of Ito.don and Monte At)el of San Frnni'isco fought llfteen rounds to a draw here to-night. The bids Might at 11ft pounds. At the end of the third round At tid had a very slight advantage, but In the fourth Walsh closed Attoll's eve with a succession of left Jabs. Walsh had the better of the fourth rouml. In tip- fifth Walsh sp-oreil repeatedly. In the sixth, although Walsh land ed a couple of good body punches At tell more than evened It un and brought blood from Walsh's mouth. The seventh round was the best of the Agbt. Walsh started It with a left (p the stomach and followed quickly with a similar blow to the jaw. Toward the clo.sp. of the round, how ever. Atfeii daggered bis man with a straight shoot tp) the Jaw. A f t.01 had the advantage nt the eml of the sev enth. ' Hoth men fought nenrly even In the ninth round. Allell scored repeatedly but near the end of the round Walsh evened up matters by leading a suc cession of rights and lel't.s to the face and body. IAttel had tho better of the tenth and eleventh. In the twelfth Walsh forced Attell to clinch, Attell was the worse for fear as lie went lo bis corner. In the Afth round Walsh scored re peateilly with lefts to the fai'e and started a stream of hlood from AttoH's nose. He had the advantage In this round. In the sixth although Walsh landed a couple of good body punches, A I tell morn than evened It up and brought blood from Walsh's mouth. The seventh round was the best of the Aght. Walsh started It with a left smash to the jaw. Toward the close of the round, however, Attell staggered his man with a straight shoot, to tho jaw. Attell had the advantage at. tho end nf the seventh. Walsh had all the better of the last three rounds at the conclusion of which Referee Ah'le King declared the enn test a draw. NATHAN THOMAS SINKING Death Scrim cry Near as Strength" Slowly Leaves lllm. Nathan Thomas, the Utile nine year obi West Haven buy. grows steadily worse at ibe New Haven hospital, and It Is felt that death inav como to him at any hour. Amputation of the in jured llinlis was Impossible, ln-caiise the lad was nut strong enough to hear It, and he lias been unable lo recover from the terrible accident. Although conscious and brave. Ills strength Is gradually leaving liliil and no hope Is held out for him. The i-ondlllon of Or. Robert Taft was reported Inipi'med last night, although ho has not left the hospital yet. THREE FIRES; NO ALARMS Firemen Put Out Two W ithout Help; Policeman Third Springtide lias One, Too. There were three small fires In the city yesterday and one in Sprlngslde home, yet. during the entire twenty four hours the fire department did not get. even a still alarm that was regis tered. By a. peculiar conjunction ot circumstances all were discovered nnd put out without sending In alarms. On his way home to supper last evening Captain Camp of Engine. Co. !) discov ered the lace curtains In one nf the rooms of the home of Imls Cnwles at JUM Chapel street afire, TUe curtains had blown back against a lighted gas Jet. He notified the occupants and then pul out the fire without calling nny apparatus. The next fire was right In front of Co. H's house In Howard avenue, A fuse burned nut In n trolley car and Ignited the flooring of the car. Men from the company put out the Are without taking the hose wagon out. The third one was not brought to the attention of the fire department at all. Patrolman W. C. Allen of the Howard avenue station noticed that some bags nf charcoal Inside the store - of J. AV. Scoble at ISO Rosette, street were on (Ire. He not Hied Mr. Scoble and they put the fire out with a pall of water. If the Are had not been noticed by the officer In the nick nf time, however, a bad fire might have resulted. The Are at Sprlngslde was a small affair. A little blaze got a start In one of the dormitory rooms last evening but was put out hy the Are brigade on the spot. OFFICERS TO STAY Democratic Aldermen to Cau cus December 28 and Se lect Present Officials. REPUBLICANS IN DOUBT Clmlrinun of Caucus Committee Not Sure of Calling; Party Into Session. There seems to be still some linger Ing doubt among some of the mem hers of tho board of aldermen as to whether or not reorganization of that body will be necessary at the next meeting, which will he tho lirst Mon day of January and of the new year. The democrats, however, have decid ed that such reorganization is neces sary, and that the form of electing officers must he gone through with again. Alderman Cunningham, who Is chairman of the democratic com mittee on caucus, has Issued his ca.il for a caucus of the democratic mem hers for next Monday night, Decern her 28. At that time the same set of officers will be named as are at pres ent serving, It having been decided already by the democratic mongers that there shall be no change. This nmntiH that there will be this slato put through: President Andrew P. Allen. Clerk Michael A. Mnran, Jr. Member of honrd of finance J. Ed mund Miller. Page Jpiseph Collins, The republicans still sem to be at sea. Alderman Townsbend, who Is chairman of the republican caucus committee, stated last night that be bad not thought of the matter of calling a caucus, and could not state wehther one would be called or not. He said lie wanted to confer with some of the members of the board Arst. He expressed some doubt as to the necessity of It. other members of the minority held variant views, 'lie member thought Hint a full slato would tie made up. on the ground that It was necessary to maintain the or ganization of the party, while another thought concurrence with the demo cratic members would be the course pursued. ' As the democrats will stand by their caucus nominees, the nAleers for the next board will be the same as those of this year. HARTFORD'SJVAR ON VICE Ministers Get Together for Purpose of I rgliiK Police on. Hartford, pec. 21 Presumably as the result of several secret conferences held within the past, month hy the ministers composing the federation of churches in Hartford, and occupied with recent eases brought before the police court, another war on vice has started In this city to be waged in full force by the Arst of the year, and the Arst gun of the campaign was flred when Detective Sergeant Snntoro, act ing on orders from Chief of Police (nun, visited several disreputable houses In Potter and other streets and notified those In charge of the samx that they must pack up and vacate hy the Arst of the year or be brought Into court. The landlords of the same houses were notified also In regard to the law bearing on the letting of such places for llle.gnl purposes and already the packing up process has begun. From other sources It Is learned that the. federation has had detectives getting evidence nlong other lines and a gambling house on Asylum street find other places are t be notified to close shop In a. few day. 1'nless al lthese orders are obeyed the first of the year will see ppilte a volume of business for the local police court. PIT SVFI'ZIO POWPF.tl ON STOVF. Samuel Coleman and Herman Tend Icr, two young newsboys, were arrest ed last night: by Patrolman Lynch on charges of breach of the peace fpir entering a place. In the center of the clly and putting sneeze powder on the stove. Every one began to cough and the trick and trlckucrs were then discovered. STETSON HEADS UNION LEAGUE First Secret Ballot Election Major Tuttlo and G. W. Lewis Auditors. CHATFIELD A GOVERNOR Mcinbor.ililp Shows a Kllgjit Increuso Over Last Year In Both Kcsl dent mid Non-Rcsldent Sides. The first election of officers tit tha tin Inn League club by the so-called se cret ballot system was held yesterday afternoon and last evening:, and there wnH so much scratching In the few offices over which there was a contest that it took from 8 o'clock until 11 tr count tho votes, When this was dnnn It was announced that Dr. James R. Stetson had been elected president of the league over bis only opponent, Sid ney Perlln Butler. The difference In the votes was not announced, and tho election was made unanimous. Marcus P. Smith and Judge Hlohard R. ; Tyner were chosen vice presidents. C. C. Barlow was re-elected treasurer, and Ward Bailey, re-elected secretary. The trustees chosen were General Edwin S. Greeley, Samuel Lloyd and Lesllo Moulthrop. There were three candi dates for positions of auditors, Major William P. Tuttle, George W. I-ewls and Harry T. Beers. The first two were elected, both being re-elections. Ex-Senator Minotte K. ChatAold was elected a member of the hoard of gov ernors for one year and for three years the following were chosen: L. Burton Sperry, Judga Ernest C. Simpson, J. H. iMoDonald and .Merrill C. Jenkins, Tho . other nominees were John B. Kennedy, William G. Itedfield, Edward M. 'Mc C'abe. Frank B. Walker, Clarence B. Skinner, Charles W. Murdoek and Wll mot V. Bradley. It was voted to make some, altera tions In the clubhouse. Reports for the past year showed the cluh to be In a good Ananclal condition, though with most Institutions the year Just closing; has been a poor one. At present there nre 372 resident members of the club and 247 non-resident members. Whllo the resident membership Is only threw more than It was last year tho net In crease of the non-resident membership Is 13. During the past year tho club haa lost several members by death. They are: James A. Davis, Frank F. Lewis, Michael Sonnenberg, E. Foote Thomp son, -Harry D. Thompson, Everett D. Webster, Dumond P. Merwln anil Samuel Fossendn. A great deal of Interest was taken In the election and a Mr vote was cast. This was due in part to the experiment nf the secret ballot system and during the evening the members said that the system was not secret at all as each man had to sign his ballot before cast ing It. It was suggested that next year the ballots bo put in envelopes with the voters' name upon the covering and that these be thrown away after being checked off before the ballots are counted. TRAIN HAND FALLS OFF. Louis Ravonl, a railroad employt of 54 Minor street, fell from a train In the railroad yards yesterday afternoon and sustained slight Injuries. lie was taken to the New Haven hospital where It was found that he had ' no hones broken. Bruises were the ex tent of tho Injuries. DI M TO'TIM F BNS PF5NSIOVl. St. Petersburg, Dee. 21. The duma to-day Adopted by a large majority a bill continuing trfe Increase In pensions to army officers Authorized during the Russo-Japanese war. WEATHER RECORD. Washington, Dec. 21. Forecast Tuesday and Wednesday: K-a.stern New York: Increasing cloudi ness and colder Tuesday with rain op snow at night and Weilneaday; fresh west shifting to northeast winds. New Bngland: Fair and colder Tuea doy. snow or rain Wednesitay; fresli northwest shifting tl northeast winds. Observations at United States weath er bureau stations, taken at 8 p. m. yei terday, seventy-fifth meridian time. Wind. Tern. Albany 34 Atlanta 50 Bismarck. ... 22 F-ioston 38 Buffalo 2S Chicago 31 Cincinnati.... 3S Cleveland.... 32 Denver 3 Detroit 28 for Vel. Pre. Weath. 8 T. Ft.Cldy 14 1. OS Rain 8 to Clear 1' HO Clear 21 T. Pt.Cldy 10 no Clear tl 00 Pt.Cldy 12 T. rt.Cldv 4 00 Pt.Cldy 12 no Clear 8 nn Clear 5 01 Cloudy 1H no Clear 1 T. Clear 10 n2 Rain 3t no Clear 4 T. Ft. (.'Idy ll 00 Clear 00 eioa.r' 1 4 00 Clear 10 .10 Clear 10 00 Clear 4 00 Clear 8 00 Cloudy It RRPOUT. Pee. 21, 1901. A.M. P.M. 32 38 SW w 11 15 0 0 Clear Clear ' 30 43 30 12 NW B SW W v N NB NW H NW NW NTS PH V W w N 8 NW W W NIS HE NW Hartford, 3 "I Hatterns . Jacksonville., Nantucket.. . . N. Orleans. . . . New York. . . , Norfolk Gain ha Pittsburg Portland. Me, Providence . . St. Louis St. Paul Washington . 63 M 3H 4S 3S . M 34 34 3D 3D 3 , 1 t 42 Temperature VY Imi velocity ... Precipitation W eal her Minimum temperature. Maximum temperature Mill Imi mil last year. . . Maximum last year. . . L, M. TA UK. Local Forecaster, U. S, Weather Bureau. SUM ATI RE M.M WAC. Sun Rises 7:1S Sun Sets 4:28 High Water ,, 9:45 if'