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VOL, LXIII., NO. 312.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1903. PRICE TWO CENTS. THOUSANDS KILLED IN QUAKE DEVASTATING SOUTHERN ITALY "Toe Of The Boot" And Is land of Sicily Visited By Cataclysm; Messina Al most Entirely De- stroyed NEW HAVEN CONSUL THERE Tidal Wave Buries Hundreds and Sinks 500 Vessels Flames Started by Thieves Sweep Streets Ter rorism Rampant. Three provinces of southern Italy, comprising the "Toe of the Poo'," and the Island of pi-(ly were fievnstnted ycutcrday by earthquake snd the en- 8u Inc tidal wave and fir musing the death of thousands and grcnt property loss. I.nte dispatches received up to press time this morning tend to con firm the first startling reports as to the violence and extent of the catas trophe. Messina, a city of 90,000 In- ' Jiabltiin's on the eastern const of 1 i Sicily, has been almost entirely d' ! fdroyed, thousands of persons being bnrlerl tn the rtilns and In the mud j I f wept over the water front by n tidal 1 vave. Here occurred the greatest loss of life. Th cutting off of nil tele- , grnphio communication has closed j much difficulty In getting through full , details of the calamity. Dr. Arthur S. Cheney of New Haven ; is the American consular represents : tlve at Messina, and bis fat" Is un- known. N"o word has ben received) by ! i bin father, nr. Rentamln H. Cheney, of 112 College street. DETAILS OF DISASTER fiottnictiou of f.lfe and Property Most, Terrible In Years. Rome, pee. 28. The three province, : Of Cosen's. Citanis.ro and T!ezj,lo dl Calabria, comprising the department of, Calabria, which forms the southwest-j ern extremity of Paly, or "the toe of. the boot," were devastated today by . an earthquake, the far reaching effects1 of which were felt almost throughout the entire country. TIip town of Mj- sinn In Flrlly. was pnrtlallv destroyed! and Catania was Inundated. In Mcs-! elna hundreds of houses bnvo fallen and many persons have been killed. Owing, however, to the fact that tele graphic nnd telephonic communications! were almost completely destroyed, It is! frnposslble to obtain ex en an Approxi mate Idea, of the va.sf damage done. The fate of entire regions within the irone cf the earthquake Is unknown, but reports received here up "to a late hour tonight Indicate that there has been destruction to life and property more terrlhle than has been experienc ed In many years. All reports show that the present catastrophe emhMees a larger area tlion tb'- earthquake In 1 ft 0 5 . The tidal wave, which followed in earth shocks, on the pastern coast of Klolly sunk vessels nnd Inundated the lower part of Catania. It Is known that n numher of people were killed at, that place, hut the rushing waters curried everything bpfore them and caused such an Indescribable confusion thai )t, w'll he Impossible for some time to estimate the damage nnd the lives lost. Communication Cut Off. For a period the town of Messina nd the whole province of Reggio were completely Isolated owing to In terruptions to the telegraph nnd tele phone and landslides which obstructed the railways. Absolutely nothing was beard from Keqgln throughout the day, while the hrst news from Messina came In a. despatch, which a torpedo boat, carried to Nlvotorla, where the telegraph lines were found to he in ta.et. s. It briefly slated that .he situa tion was desperate and nfter sunimar inlng the Immensity of the catastrophe ended wltlj the announcement thai Captain I'asr-'lno, commander of the local station of torpedo boats, was burled under the debris, after having with other officials performed heroic work In trying to save others. The Italian government proceeded energetically lo relieve the fur spren.d distress, concentrating &t thn point of greatest, need troops and engineers. Members of the (led Cross were din patched to various plaer.s and camps nnd provisions -were Immediately pre pared, all available, railway lines and warships being- used for their trans JtOt't. Thousands Dead In Mewliui. The city of .Messina has suffered probably more than any other plnee, the latest information oinlnrr indi rectly from I bat region savin:;- that t wo-thinls of the town wns desiroyod and several t hous.iTl pero.i'i: were killed. The '.'learners Ws'-lmiVou ami (Continues! on Sjuu'iiUi i'uge.) LONGBOAT MARRIES Indian Marathon Victor Weds Pnugh tor of a Chief. Toronto, Ont., Deo. JS.-Tom Long boat, the Indian long rtlntnnce runner yns quietly married to MiH Lorrettn Mnracle nt half-past fi o'rlork this eve ning at tho Church of St. John, the Evangelist. There were n dozen or mora friends of tlin bride bikI bride proom thorn. Tom Kliitingnn, the In dian's rnn nar was bc,t tniin and Miss Clans, a cousin of the bride from Al bnny, Nf. Y., wns the bridesmaid. The bride wan rIvmi tiwny hy her brother, an Indian chief. There wns a delay of hnlf nn hour nt the church for Tom Flnnnjan who hnd forgotten the mar riage license. At Mnssey hnll tonight, Longboat and Lis bride appeared on the Mugo nt a conrert arranged for his benefit. W.-WDKRIVO AnOVT STPKLT. Found wandering about flu- streets, suffering from thp cold and apparent lv from tho results of a shock and aphasia. Maggie Connors wns lodged nt police hoadq-nnrtpr.s last night and to day will b presented as a candidate for Sprlngsldo- home. The woman was medically attended by Dr. Spl-r last night. TO ihsIehasons Mutual Indemnity and Protec tive Union of Connecticut Incorporated. FRED WALDRON. SECRETARY! No Chiiiisc In Scope or Methods of ; Masonic r.cnctlt liisiirunce ! nt Present. A certificate of Incorporation tins been filed In the state secretary's of fice nt Hartford by the Mutual In demnity and protective I'nlon of Cnn- i nectlcut Although this Is a state or- : gan-atlon, Its Incorporators belong In , ! this city nnd Its ntflee Is here. i Tl' fire spread r,ip!dl from the hall , , . , ,1 . . r ' to the upper Honrs of the building. The Incorporators and directors of 11 I ! wb)ch was soon a mass ol flames, and jthe union, all prominent New Henth ,.,. vri,.,.,pt, , ,v:l, (ilfthn!u men. are- Walter Leigh. Samuel H. j jn preventing i Prom spreading to ' Kb'bv. Kred H. Wnldron. W. O. Red 1 nearby buildings, which were severs! eM M-.m. 1. uiv .fnsnnh Keel ' " H.- by spatks from th I meyev, Charles C. Stevens, l-'rands ;. J Anthony. .loseph H. Cunningham, 1 Leon r. Monks and V. ', Hyde, j The organization has been in exist ' nnee nbioit eleven years and doing a good d'-ath. accident and sb'k ben, fit Insurance business, and wf conrlnei.-.l uniler the fraternr,! laws of ihe state. The Insurance was pureh for mem. hers of tlv Masonb- order, among whom It bail a steadllv growing mem bership. The Incorporation will not change Its scope or methods of the organization which will continue a.- before, with offices ni 874 1 'Impel street. Fred H. Wnldron, secretary of Ihe union, lat night made th" following statement tr, the .toitftial ''oni-er: "The Mutual Indemnity and Pro teetlve I'nlon nf Connecticut, has been In existence for several years and has conducted n death, sbkness and acci dent, hepent Insurnnoe for members of tin- Masonic order In the stale. I'p to the present time It ha-, been conducted under the frabrnal laws of Ihe slate. The Incorporation of tb" organization wns otiiy to remove the element of persomil liability and put It on n let ter and more easily handled basis. "Tb" change Is one toward which we have been looking for some time and Is not. caused hv any dlllicultier. In the organization, tor It hnf. never been on n. sounder nnd more prosper ous basts. We have been doing a steadily increasing business among a growing membership and shall hope to go on in the same way. At present we have no plans for changing t he business or enlarging Its scope, ol her than to continue extending llm niem- bershlp as in ihe past. The officers of the association will remain Ihe Kn me as the have been for several , years past, In n word, the only change- has been to organize the union under the corporation laws of (be state, na areiiu In r will, the other Insurance coiiipa n ies. This M,"u faiuiii' will t"iid to pi-otect both ourselves and the holders of our policies." Tile following llien u-eleelecled ofH cer.i of the orga 11 1.11 1 Ion lor the com ing year: Pre.' idetit , W alter Leigh; vlee.pi'osbionl, Kaniuel (. Klrliy; treasurer, William (!. Rerilield; s-ecrr--taiy, Fred H. Wnldron, ILLNESS HALTS TRIAL pelcnsc in Mglil-Itldcr Cuse Jii.s I'ouiiiliitiou fur Allhi. I'nion City, Tom., Dec. 21. The sudden illness of Arthur Cloar, one of thn eight night, riders on trial for the murder of Captain Rank en,' caused a mtspenBlon of the trial this after noon. The state hnd completed ils testimony and had rested. Tim de fense, put Bud .Morris and Sam Apple while, both dofenilniil,-! mi the sland. Knell denied any connection with the night riders a 11 rl nave a circumstantial account of his wheretihoutw on the night of the murder of Captain Unn ken. The defense laid the foundation for a complete alllii, ami purposes to put all the nlher defendants on the sland. and corroborate their l"stlmuny by members of their families. When the defense culled Arlhur Cloar to the sland ll, was auiintinood thai he was HI; and on the testimony of a pins lda.11 court adjourn. d until morning. AUDIENCE JUMPS FROM WINDOWS Nearly a Panic in Manchester Show House as Moving Pic ture Film Catches Fire. HOTEL ALSO FLAMES Rapidly Spreading Ire Onuses nrsts 1 to Tit-mo in Tlirlr Night Clothes , JiOsh Over Twrhe 'I'hon sand Pollnrs. Manchester, Conn,, Pec. :s. - In moving picture show In the American Hotel building here to-night, a film caught fire setting fire to the building and Imperilling the lives of the audi ence and thp guests of the hotel who were asleep In tliei rooms on the se ond and third floors of the building. The hotel building which was a three story wooden structure run by .lames Ryan, who also ran the mov ing picture show on the first door. The. hotel business was conducted by lb-niy Cafe. The moving picture show which started about f! oVok was tittemled by about "U people. It wns well under I wny when a dim fell across the light land Immediately flared up, setting lire to the woodwork of the building, llicre being 110 safety .! b o on the machine, which was run by Oeorgo Anderson, IS years obi, to give protection. When the ft n caught fire the audi etc o made a rush for the exit, but were prevented from getting out by thn burning machine and the surround ing woodwork. The machine standing directly In front of tin- door and lose to It. A rush was then made for tie windows and exits on the stage With the help rif outsiders innnj were help ed from the windows to the grounds, the otters going out bv wny of the ! stage mil ranee. j The guests In the hotel, some sixteen 'In number, who iw-m in their rooms on ! the floors above the picture show, wen ! aroused by the smoke from the fire be low and made their way out by the : main entrance which wns next to the J I door of the hall below. The tire spiral 1 so rapidly that many of the guests of ' the bouse fieri In their night clothes, . .,,,.,.,,., . .,,,. .. nf their Me- longings burning structure. The loss on the building and Its con tents will amount to $!?.c.nrt The loss to the occupants of th" rooms above the hall was total nnd cannot he est -mated. The fact that It was a M"nda night, when the attendance m shows of this kind In likelv to b small, prob,,hlv pr.oi:tcr a probable tos of life n' there I'i'ii!.! have been mii'-h difhVultv experienced in getting n large audience out of the building with the main exit barred MORSE ACT SELF-DEFENSE Son of Prof. S. I ', IK. Moi o - Jn ligh ter Mtended V (ilci borv School. fJtorkhrldge, Mass. Ic, . F. t Morse, n relative r,f illiani c, Morse, a son of the late Prof. S. F, I'., Morse, w ho '; under an-esl In Trinidad, lower I'alifernlM. cbar;.-ed with killlna a M'-xlcan, lei'i-lv ed a dl.ep.itrh to dav from Trinidail that Mnrse'i a-I was In self defenese, Mr Mor.-ii' said lo dav that V "illiam 1", Morse ww of President . fated, not a class mate at V lei t Tal't, as has I" Miss !,i ila Lb ingslon Mor will known in V'.'a 1 ' rl-u r , being a prominent alumni of Ml, Margaret's boo! and having appeared before audiences here many limes, Miss .Morse s recital at the : 1 1 . -U ingha m last i.luno was one of the most mjovable f- a I nn-i of I be C"ehrai Ion of t be SO-th blrt hda y of ihe l;ev, Francis T. lius'ad I, I . 1 1. Recently Miss Morse j mad" h"i- ib but in N'i w York In recital ! at Mendelssohn ha II, Mr, .Morse's mother, Mrs., Sarah Livingston Abuse. ,l"d in Merlin in l:ml without mentioning W U. .Morse The Morse and Living a re 11 tnong t hn old. st. and best known in New York cttv. ! WRECK TRAIN FOR SPITE j Negro Hnd (.rtidgc Again"! Section '. , Forenuiii Four Mtcmpls lulled. ! j lloaiinl-e, -;i,, iec. Jfi. Westl llli'ubb. a liegin, was arresterl yester.. ! 'day near Wvihevlllc tm- attenijiting to 1 'wreck pnsM'iiger 1 rains on the Norfolk! innd Western fund on three different , occasions within the past throe weeks, I '(Irulib wa.s liroiigbt to Roanoke jail! 1 for safe keeping, j (irulib confessed here to-day Hint lie j placed spikes on tho rails one night, I piled cross ties on the rails op two 'other nights end returned a fourth Milne to Iry to wreck Ihe same train, ! the Ctuittnnooga nnd Washington; I Limited. He was frightened away by; j a, track walker. I t.lnibb said lie tried to destroy 1 1 1 0 -i , , i trains been use of a grudge against a section foreman on the road. I'Olt HKillW W KOBISLSiV. A colored yining' man hy Ihe luittie of James If, Scott was ancslcij In oak sired lasl nlghl by Detective Serirciint I 'enni'liy 41 ml Pelerlive Dorinaii, to be held for the Bridgeport, police. A dc Kerlplbm was til. by which the de teclives knew their man. He Is wanted la Hrlrigeporl 011 a charge of highway rol.hery, Kci.lt 1.1 but twi 111 y -1 111 00 year ul ane. NEWS SUMMARY. u:m:is ai,. Quake Kills Thousands In Italy.. .Morse Killing Was Self-Defense New York I'enlral Trolley Merger Fplscnpa 1 Church Short of Clergy Harper, head Jiefenrls Memory,,, lliihm' Defense .Scores Twice.... Carnegie Talks Soi lal 1st lea lly . , . Tariff as It Affects New Haven II 'I'aft (iocs to Atlanta, for 2li Hours... 4 Priest Klopes Willi Nun 4 Financial News and Quotations 11 STATU. Nearly n Panic In Manchester I Death of Acred Mrs. Sllllnmn 4 Killed by a Bull I Co-neral Plate News , " CITY. Ralph Kinney lo Wed I To Insure Masons , 1 Itev, Mr. Urown Invited to Remain.. 1 Commissioner Macdniuild's Address.. 1' Homager Js Acquitted : 1 Chamber of Commerce Meeting 3 News of the Courts It! Democrats Name officers 1 Knglneer Seriously Hurt 1 SCOUTS I'lige fl. Five Olympic Athletes Suspended. Dr. Holler ,Mah lied-- Post $l,non. Locals Win Clean Polo (lame, l'nlo Players Averages. Howling u the pig Leagues To-night. Colleges to Knn for Championship. P.nskctbnll Hesnlts In the City, llneing Uosults nt Savannah. L'esnlls nt Emeryville, tienernl Sporting News. GRIDIRON ROMANCE Ralph Kinney of Shevlin's Team to Marry Miss Averill at Beaumont, Texas. WAS ALL-AMERICAN TACKLE r.rlde Wns nt RrlnrclHT When (it-imiti Wns at nlc To Live In Porto Pico. Ralph Kinney, who was tackle on Tom SheUln's football eleven, nnd j who has lived In New Haven some of i the time since his graduation. Is to be married .Linuary S and nfter the wedding will come here for a few days. The bride Is Miss Averill nnd the ceremony will tnke plnce nt the home of her parents In Ib-aumont, Texas. The wedding Is the result of an other football romance. While Kln-tv-y was In Ynle, Miss Averill was at ! lb i i 1 cliff school and came here to see the Prim "ton game. After the game she was introduced to the tackle and ; their acquaintance grew rapidly. After graduation Kinney travelled ! considerably and then lived here n , while. He was a gieal friend of Louis 1 Llnder, the proprietor of Mory's Tem ! pie Hnr sod finally decided to go to Porto Pico and manage Louis' big i orange plantation there. His friends did not think h would like It, but j Kinney said be wis going nnd would ! sia there a year at lea(. He likes j Porto Mice so well (bat after helr marriage he Is going to take b's wife j hack there to live, j After the ceremony nt Punimonl ! Mr. and Mrs. Kinney will come north I to New Haven nnd some of the I groom's friends nre planning a rons j Ing time. Then they will leave for j Porto Ttb-o, i Kinney oft (, islnnd about the emner nnn went n.-ro.ns to Xnv Orleans. He Is now In Texas. r DEMOCRATS NAME OFFICERS Slate Predicted Selected nf ( miens of Ihe Mdennnnli' Members Lnt Mgbt. Fvcr nieniher of the democratic side of the hoard of aldermen was present laf nlgiil at the caucus of the partv's members for officers for the board of aldermen for the coming car. The slate announced a week ago. which in oilier words means Ihe same cnicials as now acting was de cided en without opposition. For president there will be Andrew P. Alhn, the present lender; Michael , Morin, ,lr.. will he Assistant rlt clerk; .1'"-, ph Collins will net ns pnge, and for the member to tae board of Hn-an'- J. Fdmund Miller will be re turned, Th,. caucus settled down up on Richard H. Ilealy from the Fb-v-inth for the nldertnanlc member of the special tax- commission. It wa.s decided tn recommend to the president that the committees of the board be allowed to remain n.s they have beep during the year Just past. A genernl discussion wns held as to the position of file democratic mem bers of the board on Important ques tion, affeciing the city. As caucus commute,, for next year Aldermen Cunningham presided last night, hh caucus committee chairman. The malfer of the aldermnnie ban quet was dismissed but noLilna defin ite lived upon. 1 1, will he held about tiie mi-Idle of January and a theater parly Is being talked of o precede Hie 1 atim!. No republican caucus hns been call ed yet. PAPER FAMINE FEARED Drought at Mills May (ut Off Hlg Neh)iipcrs' Supply. 1 ilens Kails, N. Y Dec. L'S, That fl famine in the news print paper mar ket Is likely lo result from continu- auci e of ihe present drought In paper - making territory Is Indicated In state incuts innde today hy officials of tho International Paper company, Many nilll.s which have been compelled to run on short time In several depart - incuts owing to low water, will have lo shut down enliroly within four weeks, .unless rain falls, the officials Such a shut down, owing to the fact I hat Urn company has no reserve sup ply of Mulsh puller would, ll Is ua I1, cut off shipments to a, number of big dallies, livv water Is prevalent In all paper mill towns of the company. The shut down should It occur, would result In t liDH.stt nils of mep who only rccenlly resumed work afler being out on n strike for three mouths, being laid off. AUTOISTSNOT TAXED TOO MUCH Commissioner James H. Mac donald Answers in Decided Negative When Question Is Put to Him. INITIAL CLUB LECTURE State Official Deplores Mtlle Juiciest Taken In the (iood Pond Move ment PIiuis Tor the SprliiK. The first public address given under the auspices of tho Aulomobll.i club of. New Haven wn.s held Inst, evening In Foy nndltorlum nnd Highway Com missioner .Tnmos II. Macdonnld was the speaker, There were nearly WO persons pres ent and most of them were enthusias tic motorists. Attorney Jacob I". (iood hart, who l.s vlce-pre;ddcnt of the club' the latter part of la.st week while try Introduced the speaker and outlined , lug to put out a fire caused hy gaso brlefly what the club has done since! lino explosion, died yesterday nt. th lis organization. Afler Commissioner New Haven hospital from the burns. Macdonnld had given the history of the The num was brought to thp New Ita movement for good roads on the part ven hospital Saturday. He wns twen of the state bo Invited questions. ty-clght ears of age. Mr. (ioodhnrt asked him If he thought that the Interest of the aiitomobilisls of Hie state In the roads demanded such a large tax as Is now Imposed noon them, Contmlsvloner Macdonnld said : "There Is no question about It. The wear on the roads Is now- ',9 per cent, where for merly It wns 22 per cent, and this ex tra wear has been brought annul by automobiles, when you take a. tax of three cents a dav nt the most for drlv- p(t the machines over the roads I do not think anv fair-minded mnlorlst will protest. The taxes of $10, and $'t, I think are extremely reasonable." John c. North Inquired why the oil treatment wns not applied to roads in Connecticut as In s"ine other states. Commissioner Macdonald said that the oiling of the roads would cost JI25.ino ; and the effn.q would not lie worth lliej cost. Something better b In view at the present lime. He was nkod In regard to the tnrvia treatment, nnd declined to express an opinion on this distinguishing It from other treatments made by other prl Vfcte concerns. He sild however that be believed plain wafer to than ntty other treatment. he better When ii'ked In regard to Immediate j superintendent. Ilev. Dr. Rrnvdlsh for plans for work this spring east of the I January it. I'nlll that, time the Rev. Mr. Connecticut river be said that be 1 -Brown will reserve official announce planned to fill In the had places of road moot of his decision, from I.Nme to New London and from The nnoua! session of the New York New London to Norwich, making a flnei rendu ny. He al-o Intruded to build (Continued on Fourth Page.) SENSATIONAL TRIAL OPENS Mrs. ITot'oiioB lh and Per Sister f'ace Charge of Hilling Captain. Media Pa , pee. 2. What promises to ie 11 most sensational trial will be- j K tomorrow when Mrs. M. Florence t.;rbi ,nw r cnp,Hn ,r. Clayton F,rb, will be called before the par With her sister, Mrs (''atherlne Helsel, to answer a charge of killing Captain Frh oiOct. tl Captain Frh who was a prominent national guardsman, was shot, It Is Al leged, by Mrs, Itelsel. during n family quarrel at bis country home "lied On bles" near Village Hreen The quarrel whs Ihe last of a scries of domestic dl.'.turbances In wbh-if Mr. Helael Is said to have figured. Mrs. Kt h ran from tho house srreamltij? thai her sister had allot the captain and when the ser- vanls went upstairs the, found t'npt.!N(,w Vorlc Central to 1'nh I n-Smte 1 I IP IJIMS IP'IPI HI III' IIMII llf'MI' HIS 1 Imrtrooin rlnnr. Hn hid bwn ah'M thrfn times. Mrs fielsel admitted the shoot. Ing but declared that she shot her broher-ln-law In self defense. ENGINEER SERIOUSLY HURT .latiies .1. Corke Pas Concussion of' Prnlii. .lames J, Cnrke, an engineer on the New Haven rond, living nt. 415 Fist One Hundred nnd Thirty-seventh street, New York, wns tnken to the New Ha ven hnqiltal parly yesterday morning from near Ihe Fast Haven signal tow er. Ills train, a freight, had been stnndlng near the tower, nnd while It was stnndlng there Ihe members of his crew pnsserl the lower nnd found the engineer lying unconscious nf the font nf Ihe stairway leading up lo it. It was not known how lie received his 1 11 In iv . lull ll hi supposed he fell down the ,siiili-4, At Ihe hivpliiil it 1,-as slated last night thai lie was In n very serious condition. lie hns several scalp wounds and a eoticnssloii of tlm brain. Corke is age nnd married. forty-nine years of DIAMOND PIN MISSING ClrcumslJiuliiil LiMcnoc Points to Supposed Friend. Charged with the lliefl of n diamond pin, valued nt. $;t,i, from his friend, Andrew Statlo of 22 Locust street. ( ijeon surgl was arrested last evening hy Doled Ives Colw-ell ninl Lcdwlth. Slnllo declares Hurgl came tn his home on , ChrlHtmns day and tried to sell him a null of chillies. His pin was lu n tie lying over Ihe. foot of hlg bod. Now, while Murgl wns there. Slnllo claims lie fell asleep and when lie awoke Hurgd, the lie and diamond pin were gone- on this eh'cuinsl.imtlal evidence Surgl was arrested lnt:l nigh I, Surgl denies Hie lliefl and the goods have not been discovered anywhere. Ill I It HOITLI S AS WFPOS. For ax-anlling one another with empty I r H'HI"f l'd'-r Spaige and Francisco Caral'ella were arrested by the Howard avenue pnlko last night on chargm of breach of the imucu. REV. FRANCIS T. BROWN. 1 1 Olllclal Hoiinl of first M. K Church riiiiiiiiiioiislv Invites film to Remain. ti 1 :s ruo.M his p.Tis. An Italian hy the name of Angelo Hepero of Anxonln, who was burned INVITED TO REMAIN Rev. Francis T. Brown May Serve Fifth Year With First M. E. Church. ACTION OF OFFICIAL BOARD I nuninioii'-lv Pcslrcs ('onliniiancc of Pii-lonitc PecMou Wilhhcld for (hp Present. At, the December meeting of the offi cial board of the First M. K. church last evening nn Invitation by n, unan imous rising vole was extended lo the pastor, Itev. Francis T. Rrown to re turn to the church for the fifth year. This ncllon will be formally ratified nt the second quarterly conference of the official board called by the district Fast ('inference at which the pastoral appointments are dually decided by the bishop will be held In Stamford, the first week in 'April. It, Is believed that If Mr. Rrovvn wishes o stay here the conference will not Interfere with de sires of bis people. Since coming; to New Haven, Rev. Mr. .Urown hns put .1 new life Into the Flrt M. F. church. If has heen hullt up In membership pud there Is a re newed Christian Interest in nil depart- ments. The work of the church has been steadllv growing in success and the future s full of promise. Mr. Prow n's sermons have attracted wide Interest outside bis own church. Those delivered on "christian S-'lence" were later published In pamphlet form nnd rend hy many people. He h,-is shown an active Interest In civic affairs nnd there are many n-'ldo from his own rnrlshloners who hope he will remain to carry on his work here. TROLLEY CONSOLIDATION Lines Into One Company. New York, Dee. ;8. Through a I circular Issued to-day by the (iun.ranty Trust Co., it became known that plans I for the consolidation Into one com pany rif various trolley lines acquired by the New York Central railroad lire well under way with the expectation that they will be completed before Man-h 31, 100!). Approval of (he action, It was said, has been obtained from the public service commission, The name of thp consolidated com pany Is to be the New York State railways. TO INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL Colored (ilrl Abandoned Apparently hy Pn roils. A colored gill, fourteprt years of nge, by the name nf Cladys Walker, was taken charge nf hy Detective Led wifh last night, and Is held for the Conned lent Industrial school, Her fa - liter ittsa ppeitrea some years ago. Just before Thanksgiving her mother placed' her as a maid Willi a family and went away. She never returned. The girl Is accused of slr.'illug- forty eenls from Ihe fnmll.v she worked for, and while they lodged no complaint against her I hey had to let her go. She wns housed for a. time by frlenda, but It Is felt Hint she needs the care of the Industrial school. STONKP HOARDING HOUSE. Because of a row which had led him lo leave, the house at 1ST Ferry street. Hint, he had formerly made. i board ing place. William King, a, man uf flity-iilne years of age, yenleniay re turned ami began lo stone the house, lie was HiTCHlcd and held hy the (Iraud avenue pollen on a charge of Injury to private property, SNOW U A I LISTS C A Vli I IT. Four lads living In llm Howard ave nue district were arrested last even ing on charges of breach nf the peace, for Indulging In the pastime of snow balling on Sunday. Tim lads' names are ThoniMH Lynch, Frank and Clarence. MIMcr and Thomas Can-. Till-FT OF WVrCIl ALLlXiKP. For the theft ol n watch from a rehired woman nil.li.etl Mrs. Tl'liseau of lie fluff..' sired, .lames Jones, was ar tofded pi.si night by the LMxwull ave nue, imllce, " HOLLINGER GETS FULL ACQUITTAL Police Board Does Not Sustain Any one of Six Counts of Improper Patrol of Beat. BASIS OF THE CHARGES Chief Cowlcs Kxplnlns Course of Ao tion ScrRcnnts Pohprty and Tlghci Testify Pcfonso J of Accused Officer. After a hearing nf the evidencd gathered against patrolman Robert B. Mollln'ger of thn renlrnl station nt a special meeting- of the board of police commissioners held jestcrday after noon the board decided In executive, session to dismiss the charges In full ' nnd to re-Instate Ihe officer and pa him for the ten days lost on suspen sbm pending the hearing of the case. Molllnger was arrnljtned 011 six counl3, two of which were allegations that ha had gone on the stage of tin- Hyperion theater on separate occasions In full uniform contrary to lh laws of the department, and. the other munis that; he had failed to properly cover tha territory assigned to blm ns his beat. The commissioner decided thnt nona of the counts was sustained by q 1 dence enough to warrant, any punish ment. Hollinger will ntnrn to duty to-nlghf. The allegations that he went en the stage of the Hyperion stated that tho specific Imdanees oci urre.l on De cember in and IT, Tim other ac counts (b-nlt with l Miiher 11, 12, IS and Ui. To all count. Hollinger entered a plea of not guilty, and Ed ward I). Kldredge, resident inannger of lb" Hyperion, wbos" complaint that an officer was going on Ilia staga without being called there, resulted In the Investigation of the way In which. Hollinger was fullllllng '.lis duties, went on the witness fdnn l. Mr, Fldredge did not offer much testimony. He raid he did not. know Patrolman Hollinger personally, as he had met dim only once. Ho continued hy saying that It was his rule to gi through the theater several limed a night w hen plays were In progress and thnt In these tours he went upon tha stage. One night, which he could not definitely locate, hut said was fully H month ngo, he snld he saw an officer standing by the electric switchboard on the singe. He was there when ha went, on the stage and I15 remained there when tho witness went, away, which he said was about (en minutes later. He Intended to ppe.ik of tha matter, he said, hut not. to make for mal charges against any one, but. for got It until he met clerk Phillips In the Hyperion one day. He then spoka of the matter, but did not mention the name of the ofllccr, as ho did not know It or ever his number. H said he did not like It and wanted to know If the chief sent him there, A little, later he met Ihe chief al the Grand opera house and mere iota mm ma I .,, hut he denied thnt he had ever made any formal charges or Intended to make any such formal charges. Ha said he hnd never seen the officer on the singe at any other time, nnd hnd not seen him there on flther of tha days designated In top charges.' Ha declared that 1m was there without cause nnd hnd pnsltlvch nut bepu call ed In. II" nlso said lie iyM seen other police officers on Ihe stage and did not like the practice, Commissioner Fllmnn then started nn Inquiry ns to whether or not he ever had any extra policemen nt tha theater, nnd how many he used there, Mr. Fldredge declared he hnd ona regular paid by the theater and oily remembered two occasions when he had ever received any regular police," men from (he city to b"lp lake care of thn house, those occasions being political conventions! Commissioner nilman continued the Inquiry hV ask ing If he did not have them on prom. (Continued on Third Page,) WEATHER RECORD. Washington. Dee 2R. Forecast trP Tuesoav and Wesdnesday: Fur New Knglanil: partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday with proba ble uno'w (lurries In northwest portion, warmer In northwest portion Tuesday; moderate variable winds. For Eastern New York: Partly cloudy Tuesday nnd Wednesday wll.li prabiibly snow Hurries In north por tion, warmer In north portion Tuesday; moderate variable winds. Observations at. United Plates weath er bureau stutlona. taken nt X p. 111, yes terday, seventy-fifth meridian lime. Wind, Tern. Dir. Vel. Pre. Weath. A lhany Atlanta Hlsmarek, . . . pnston Chicago Cliie'mial I. . . . Clevela nd . . . . Denver Detroit Harl ford J la I tern s Jacksonville,. Nanl ticket. . . , N, Orlea ns. . . . New York Norfolk Omaha Pit tshufg Portland, Me.. Providence. . , St. Louis SI. Paul Washington. . 2 fill 2 3-1 St 14 31 40 R4 n 48 lift it a 3 ad 44 41 43 5S .11 Wi 31 40 N HI 4 0.1 Pt.Cldy S 0 HO Clear SW 14 no Clear ' W 8 HO Clear S VI 00 Cloudy SW 4 on clear SK 14 00 Clear S 4 0) Clear SIW 18 no Clear NW 0 00 Clear N 4 00 Pt.Cldy 14 8 no Clear W 10 on Clear V, is 0 1 Cloudy 3 fi 00 Clear K 4 00 Clnudv H 4 00 Pt.Cldy 8 0 00 Pt.Cldy SW 4 00 Clear w 4 no Clear ' H 4 00 Clear SW 4 00 Cloudy SB 00 Cloudy J, )C Al. WI4VIHI4H nFPOHT. New Haven, Conn., Doc. 2S, A.M. P.M. Temperature 32 S I , Wind dli'octloti SW , W Wind velocity 9 11 , Preclpllatlfin 0 0 Wen I hnr Clear Pt.Old Minimum temperature. HI Maximum leinperniiiro. 40 ,, Minimum lasl yenr. ... K Maximum hist year. . , . r.;l h. M. TAItR, Local Forecaster, U. S. Weather Bureau. IIM Vl'VHM I,M C. Sun rtises Sun Sets High Water 7:1? 4:31 3:41