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VOL. LXIII., NO. 313.
NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30. 1908. PRICE TWO CENTS. con 1 Pr mo j M. CCI ! Mn ' ton the ' cone Sou meal of Mil fmpo 4 HUNDRED THOUSAND DEAD; GRAVEST FEAR OF PESTILENCE Earthquake's Toll in Death and ceeding Details From the Stricken Region, ALL CALABRIA LAID WASTE Starving, Bleeding, Without Clothing and Almost Insane, Survivors Tell Harrowing Tales of Experiences and Scenes. Ronn Hoc. 29. One hundred thousand fir-nil; Messina, In Sicily, nml Reggie and n score of ntlirr towns In southern It.'lly OlCI'Vt helmed: Mm en tire Cnlnbrlnn region laid unsto; tills Is the r.ii'lhqiink)''f) record w fur n 's ill present known from Ihe reports Hint Pre rninlns Into Rome slowly on account of the almost complete do titnuilr.il of lines of ooiiiiniinleiitlott to the strh ken pl.m cs. The d'iilli lisl 111 Messina ranges from 12, 0(111 to .-.O.llllll, tluil of Regain, ulihh with Its (iilj.ii nil villages tlllill lir red l.i,IWi peopli', im hides nhiinst the entire population. t I'nlnil 1.000 .ire reported detid; nt 4'usmmki, 1,000; nt ( oseiiii. MMt; nnd hnlf of the popu Intlon of P.nglmrii, nlwiil 4,000. The StoiiteliMine region has been devn.rtn4 rd. nnd Rlposto, Semlnnra, Snn Gio vanni, S -Ilia. I.nmrn nnd Cnnnltello nnd nil other cnniiiiiincs nnd villages bordering on the slrnlts nre In ruins. The kli's nnd queen of Tlnly nre nov on their miij to Mcssinii, limine wil ed (o-nlglit from Naples nhoiird the hnttleshlp A'ltlorlo Kniiniiiiiiele. The pope hits tihown the greatest distress ill the cnlnmlty nnd ln him self ivn.s the first to contribute, n stun l.i.i. muling to jjt'.'OU.ono, to the relief of the uflth toil. Ilrltkh. French nnd Rn. ninn w.'irshlps lire Meninlng towards the south, nnd nlrotidy secern I of thn ships of Grent Britain nnd Rnuda Imve reiiehed Sicily. Olllccrs nnd men .if these ships hnve performed heroic pen Ices In the work of rescue. It Is fenred (hut mini) foreigners feftTe heen killed, ns n niiinlier of the hotels nt Moj-slnn, nnd (bniblle. nt other jilnces. were crowded w ith tour ists. Mule Is known of the fnte of the dlplomutlc representatives of the foreign powers' sliitloned nt these posts ulthough the llnlliiii govermnetil Is using every effort to relieve the nnl ety felt on their iiecount. There Is the gravest (limber thnt n pestilence will follow the destruction of the towns, where on account of the Mist havoc wrought hodli s will lie tiiihiii li'd for ilnys nnd weeks, Those w I io r nped di'iilh, iiiiiuy of w hom lire liudly Injured, lire milking- their way hy the thousands to the nearest plucp of refuge. Their sufferings even now must he Intense ns they nre with out food or clothing, LnleM reports received here stnlo thnt '1,000 soldiers in the vnrious hnr rticks nl Messina were hurled under the ruins. The rock of ('hiiryhdis now blocks the entrance to the strait of .Messina. The tidnl wnve, wrecked the llghlhoimes In the i raits, inchid Ing Fnro Iteii'on mill they crushed In to the .sen. DISPATCHES FROM SCENE i Kelt of Ciihimlly Told hy licfiiprc nnd Kcsotiors. lice. 21). Stunned ill the iniiti llie ivilnmlty which bus over follow countrymen, nil Itiil.v f(o., nil IHle tnlen mourns toniyht for the utrleiten pro vince of t 'n In brln find (he Island of Hlelly, Aceindomed for eeiilnrle to CHl'thqiiMkes, ltiily stiinds over In dread but. none v;is prepHred for Hie diHniter which In Ihe fructlon of n inlnillp yfis . tt-rdiiy il"v;istnlcd cllles Hiid towns nnd cHiihed the deitth of thoiisaml.'i. M.pssIiki, whoso tr.'iKii' hlsiory bus boon ni!irled by tidnl wtivrs nnd war nnd which was the center of yesi.er-iIhj-'s terresl HhI nmnlntrom, uius nlmk en tn rn'lns. Flumes hui'Ht. forth In complete (he city's destruction and to burn nllve nnlold niiinViers, lielplessly pinioned lienenih fallen walls nnd broken timbers. The strait of Messina was shaken nnd twisted by the carlo's IreiiilillniT, for mariners report; Ihe k'hannel altered beyond recognition. The porls and vlll.iKes on both the contin ental and Rli'illnn sides were wrecked or linindntcd and nil HrIiI houses alonjf the ( lasi.e were swallowed tip. Xavlna tion now is dangerous and in sonic places impossible, ltcpt;io Iicvcllcd lo lOtrih. In t ho i 'a i.ibnan district, winch w s only lii'iihiniiia to recover from ihe of-fei-t's of 111" c'M'i Iniiialc of Km;,, l;rf;Ku Joiiliuuud un '.ii i'.'i".) DEFENDS GATUN DAM Wider nnd Higher Tlmn Knl'ety lie quires, Kitys Stevens. John F. ..Stevens, formerly chief en gineer of the Panama Canal, In a let ter to bo published In tills work's Issue, of Knglneerlng News, defends the lintiin dam, declaring thnre Is no Jus llflcnllnn fur the sensational report attacking lis design which recently hnve been circulated. He stales that I ho dam Is being built : actually miiph wider and hlRhei" than ! Bifely requ!rs, but merely as a enn eesslnn to prt'Jiidli-p, imrt that If the 'cnmil were Ileitis built by j-fi nt In I terestM'a nr.ich lf.s n.BK.slve strin'tui' ' would b'.' f (im'.ldcTPv! entirely seeure, Mr. Stevens sukkfis thnt Ihfl Inih ; 1'shed net neks on thp cnnnl Jans and i niethnds of wrk nre in the IntercHt of i the NlcarnE'iati roiile, nnd he deeinres that In Ms opln'on th" fanama t'nnn: ; has beer, widely located and properly ! planned. REGULAR CHANCERY CASE Ienl Action. In Court Thirteen Yrnr, Appealed Agiiln. A lejjs 1 nrtinn that bids f.llr In rivfll I fPV fhliaHnn of fq p.nirt prnrpprjinff the fniviiis pa si's dpplftd of thp I'ne lfl i h.nipoi y rpiirt bv i 'buries IMrkPiis rnine Int'i notice jipre nnln yslerday. when the .lury In die ,-iy rmn't breiiirbt In verdl.-t nf tt'.T..Ii for the pl-ilntlff i In the iietbm of Thonia.s. F. Cn n? linsl Palrlrk .1. C'renn n. The vi'i dl' t of dnin.iaes for the pHlnilff, nnd the ilpfen.liint promptly bad notice filed of an appeal to the supreme court for a new trial The ense. therefore, bus not yet heen concluded It hiiK been In the points for thirteen yens already. The case b.ised on n olnlin of t he j osslgiiniPnt of rltliti lo the pl.ilnt Iff. the liil,tter h.'is ttcen to the supreme court, It ivus s:id yei(erd:iy. lube :il rendy now Is likely to get there nioilii. Kx t'ongrc.'.nnfiii I'IriUI iippe.ir ed for th'- deien.bint and t'hfirles S. Haniilloii for the phi in 1 1 ff. BUILDING BOOM -ON New Haven Record for 1008 Far Ahead of Last Year. MOSTLY RESIDENCES, TOO Toinl nlue of t ot -li in lion H.. j l'iii-cl Three-Million M.irU. The year of y.tnf, ms proved n rpb'n diil one In the line of bulbliiii; In the city of Nevv Haven. I respite the fact thnt :!:p :!n,J"ela depression Just be Kim to make Itself felt at the end of the last year nnd had a depressinR ef fict on the earlier months of this year the year villi surpass limv In the value of buildings reprrseiitofi uy permits taken out from the office oi the build ing Inspector by nearly $:;n0,W0. A re markable fen lure of the y. or is that there has been a Krctit paucity of IniTe contracts, wry few Inrs" bulldliiMS helti); creeled to help the record. In fuel more than usual the bulldinn has been featured hy the number of private residences and homes, which IHiik comparatively small in value reiiui ed a lai'ne number to make the record of this year possible. The total value of huilditiKS for which permits writ taken out this year, and there are still Iwo days to ,);o, s already over the $:i,00f),imii mark while last year the complete IlKiires showed nut $- 7jfl.fi 0. The number of permits also far sur passes last year. The total for linii reached just 7S1. Through yrsiordny for the present year there were taken out 9'i!) permits and there are several more which It is expected will come In before the year passes out . Factory buildings have been scarce this year and InrRP buildings of any description have been very few. The addition of the now Ives Memorial library, Ihe permit for which was issued yesterday, was by far the larnest single permit that, has gone out. of the office this year. II Is said that New' Haven will show a total oT new building this year that will surpass every other rlty in Ihe stale despite the fact thai a new stale library In Hartford elves Hint city a single Item of a million dollars alone. In other cities of Die slate building has been weak and the local oflice feels proud of the showing New Haven re cords this your. The number of rrsi dences added this year means Ihe ad dition to New Haven of n Iiu'rc num ber of homes while already the cily has ntlalned a name for the number of Its homes. BROKER KING GUILTY Oh Twenty. seven Omnia, Is Verdict of Jury Asjuhist Huston Knnkrupt. Boston, Dec, 29. -tiullly on twenty seven counts wit s the verdirl returned by n, Jury In the Suffolk county supe rior court, nt midnight, against Car denio I''. King, formerly well known hs ti lilinnclal agent. In this city, and New Vork, who has hern on trial for two weeks for the alleged larceny of JilMMiO from patrons. The jury went out at. 1:20 o'clock this afternoon, following Judge Scho lleld's charge of two and a half hours. King was In emir! when the verdict was announced and hoard It wllhout showing surprise. Misfrhd Attorney II. .1. Mwyrr nsked the court to in crease King's ball of $::,ri.ooii, hut Judge K.-hoHoid deferred action until to lllull Off, CONSUL CHENEY AND HIS WIFE THOUGHT DEAD Message Last Night From State Department to Dr. B, A, Cheney Says Both Are Supposed To Be Lost. CONSULATE IS DESTROYED Vice -Consul Escapes and Gets News Through by Wireless Relatives Here Have Not Abandoned Hope. Not sine the enrthipnil.e and fl- In Pan Franri.ro in iruf has a great, enlamity affected Hie people of New ITavrr, as licit mi the Inland of Sicili an.! in southern Itah, and all Inst iiiRht iii'iuirles were made of the ,!onrnal-i 'ourler reem-dlng the awful affair. ,Puiv of those who called up had friend., or relatives In the sirlck 011 territory, ni,1 many were acquaint lines of the American consul to Men slna, Tr. Arthur S. f'heney of tils city While nothliiK definite ha 1 been learned roneernlnR Ihe file of I ir. Cheney and his wife, "vr.- !. very lit tle hope of their escape. ir ft. A us tin Cheney, a brother of the consul'. .reeelvefT th" follow (up teh-i-ram last night from the state department at Uistilnnton : Washington, l C , I'ee. n!. I'r. H 'Austin Cheney, New Hnven, 1 'mm. Regret tn Inform you that consul nt Malta report receipt of wlrebss from I. npton, vice consul at Messina, saylni; Messina, consulate destroyer, nnd con sul and wife supposed to be dead, I am ordering further Investigation. w. .t c ft it . chi. f cierk. -.i -onno-;on v It!, ti.i o-i m- I r, i"v Aic-ini Co ney sali) la-t ntrht that lc hai! not given up hope of hearing that his brother Is alive, a"honr',h ho thought that the state d.-partinent me.agi. looked pretly bad The con sul tn Is lit have been nt some other Pn't of the island when t'le disnst.-r occiirnd, but this, It is thought. Is doubtful. It Is recalled, however, that at the time of the Jamaica earth quake hi January nf last year. Frank II. Sperrv of thi.s city, who was In business there, w a.s supposed to Imve beep lost. Finally word was received hero that Mr. Sperry was all t'lghl. This waa several days later. Ir. Cheiv v w as graduated from the Sh. nicld Scientific school In ISSfi and later from the Vale medical school. After that he practiced here for sev eral years. His father Is Mr. Benja min II, Cheney of College street, and his hrolher. Mr, It. Austin Cheney, who has a private hospital on Whit ney avenue. Mr. Cheney's classmates in New Haven Hi'e Fr.tnk A. Hnsse, Mr. 1 aul S. Uoblnson. Clarence H, Twitohell, Mr. William C. Wurten berg. U. Frank (ioodale, Hovnton W. McFarland, Arthur II. May, and Hen ry H. Sykes. Mr. do ney was appointed consul to Relchcnherg. Austria. In November, lliOH, Less than a year later. August l.'i. I f n 7 he was advanced to lb 11- sulte ai Messina, and In thai position had done most acceptable work. As the reports from Italy became more serious as they beenme ofllelal last evening, a general gloom settled down over Nevv Haven, especially over the Italian seel Ion of the city. While only jfl of the families who make up (Continued on Fifth I'nge.) WIRE MILLRUNNING Hut Only in I'nrt -o (irenl Acllvily'l for liiiinedlnle Present, j Tin big Kalr llnvrn plant of the Anieilriin Sleel and Wire company Is I being run In some departments and the! pa,rllal reopening of the concern Is most; gratifying There has, however, been I a inlsc,ip''ehensloi, s to the plans: of Ihe 'renins ny, which has caused a1 large number of men lo seek employ-j meat there. The force at present em-I ployed Is comparatively small, ami there will not he any great resumption of operations in .in unary. The nuin-j hep of workmen will he gradually In creased as conditions and Ihe plans of Ihe company warrant It; the resumption nf work at Ihe mill bring thus steady and very probably permanent. The otllolnls of Ihe American Sleel and Wire company think II unwise to announce their plans for the present, hut there Is no doubt but that within a, year or more the com era will be In a busier i1 nil more prospej'ioiis condi tion than eve' before, (nt oi u i .ii in , Male reslerday afternoon a Jury was Impaneled In the city court lo hear the action of Krank A. Atwood against Kied ,1. Harris. The plaintiff in rhe notion claims that he furnished the de fendant a customer for a business which he wanted to sell out, for which Ihe ilrfendanl promised him a reason able commission, which he claims should he the sum of $'';'!'-., The de fendant denies the allcnat Ions. NEWS SUMMARY. i.i:i;tM Inn, nan Head, All Calabria In Hulas Kye Wll ni'sses Tell of Idsaster Mrs. Il;i Ins Turneil Sonii'l'sn 11 1 1 s New I In veii Mlreclnrs I lul of Trolleys King, Uanknipl tlroker, ilnllly Itiief (iocs to I'en for II Vears.,.,,. Maurice 1 nleriuver Mend Industrial Kevlow nt 1 it 0 N I'aslro's Men Win Fiuir-llmir ftaltle 7 Flnam.'liil News and IJiiolallons 11 N'I'A TH. (leneral State News 7 CITY. Consul and Mrs. Cheney Mead? 1 itulldlng Room Is (in 1 Increase I'ollee Pension Fund, I Hlrolie (IrlHwnld Is Me.nl I Hlg- Fund fur llnly'H Hulferers I iiperallnn on Thomas Roy 1 Clubs Plan New Year Celebrations. , H Nevv Yen r Concert fi (lifers Stale (lainn I'reserve 3 (lov, Woodruff Mines Stuff 3 Novel Theft Seneine MM HI TS Page 0. Nelson Spills Pins In Fin" Phnpe. Walker. Sprinter, Coming tn America. Auto Show opens Tn-niorrnw Night. Kllzaheth Kaslern Learners Her". Teiiily Rears lo Re Transferred. Results at Faneryvllle. Nnlmrgger and Slate I.eiigners Win. Allell fiefeiits Maekey- -Mrlscnll Wins, lieneriil Sporting News. i'Ri:siii: r NoiiTiiHor stays. Minneapolis. Minn., Dee. r.i. The university regents met tils afternoon at the ntflee of President Cyrus Nor throp nnd discussed president Nor throp's resignation. The outcome Is that in all probability lie will remain nl the head of the Fnlverslty of Mln nesola for another three years. POLICE PENSION FUND INCREASE Proposition to Ask Legislature to Double Limit Likely to Come Up at Special Meeting. WANT TOTAL OF $100,000 ISetlieineiM of ( nplnhis Humored as Ihe Cnuse It'll Xrrnncemenls .Mii. Re Made Thlg Afternoon. Thnt the meeting nf the members of the police department which Chief Cowbs has called for ,1 o'clock this afternoon In the patrolmen's fpinrten at head'iun rters will be nn Import ant session Is certain. There are a great many matters to ho taken up which affect th.' entire membership of the department nnd on whlrh the ' f It-' w.-n him.- - '' s 'IIP ih.- 'elk iioonu many me of th" department that n pi-, I chance In Ihe pension fund of the do. partition! Is to be brought up for con sideration and there Is Intense Inter est In this matter. When nsked ahout the matter last night Chief Cowtes said he did not wish to say for certain that the pension matter would come up but he thought It mi very likely that It would. The pension fund n originally cre ated bv Hie state In an agreement with the department set the limit of the fund at, $r0,nnn. The members of the departmeni were to be tayed two per cent, of their salaries each week, which has hern done ever since the agreement was made, and n percent age of Ibpior license fees went Into the fund. Tic original agreement was that when the fund, reached $ :" i fl . 0 0 0 all sums over that should go back Into the county treasury and in conse iiiriiee of that ngreonii nt n large sum consisting of hundreds of dollars has been turned Min k been use the limit of $.',11,000 was reneheeil some time ago. The Interest on the SaO.OOfl Is (Continued on Ninth Face.) OPERATION ON THOMAS BOY Wonderful Vitality Knooiirngrs Doe tors to mpiilnto One of Ills legs. The wonderful vitality displayed by Nat lui n Thomas, the nliie-yeiir-nld West Haven buy who has been lying in an apparently dying condition at the New Hnven hosplta' nlmost all the nioiiih, has encouraged the doctors at the hospltnl to attempt the operation which It was thought would prove fa tal earlier nnd which was never per formed until yesterday. About noon yesterday one of the 111 tie sufferer" legs was nmputated In a tight against liloiui poisoning. It had earlier been decided that there should be no oper ation as the boy could not stand It, al though his condition without the nper-. atlon was considered hopeless. The hoy sustained the operation despite his weakened condition. He was reported resllug well last night and while somewhat weakened Ills condition was considered about as good as it, has been for a couple of weeks. The doctors do not hold nut any hope for recovery, but the opera tion was performed In the belief that, in It there might He n chance which would not otherwise exist. New York Morning Daily Papcr3 Go to Press at 12:30 midnight. Journal-Courier Goes to Press at 3;45 A. M. There's a Difference. ABRAHAM RUEF IS SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS Maximum' Penalty For Bribery of City Supervisor Meted Out to 'Frisco's Political Boss, LEGAL STRUGGLE TO END Court Denies All Motions for a New Trial Convicted Man Unmoved During Re cital of Judg ment. Fan Francisco. Mee I!) - Fourteen years In the penitentiary, the maxi mum sentence provided for bribery of a supervisor, was Ih" penalty meted out tonight to Abraham Ruef, who for year. directed the political destinies of San Fram isco as nd visor of Ihe ad ministration of Fnsene V.. PohmlU, formerly mnvor Judgment was pro - nouncei at the eloe of a dav devoted to-a legal struggle wherein the defense sought to introduce many reasons for n in w trial When Judge t.awlor had dented this and other motion Involv ing delay, the defendant ro.se nt the court's command nnd stood unmoved through the recital of Judgment. Theio was no demonstration on the part of the spectators during the pro ceedings hi Ihe court room, or later when liuef, having entered the prison van In the custody of n dopnty sheriff. Ktarted on his long ride to the, county Ja'l. ftefore Adjournment of court, notice nf appeal was filed on behalf of the defendant and the court nlgned a writ of probable runs which will net as n stay of execution In thp case. After a trial that lasted nearly four months. Kuef was convicted nn Me- rrinher tft on an Indictment charging the hribliig of oou ,T. F'rrTr-ffirwrrt pe,", isor, to 'avor tiie award or an overhead trolley friinehlse to the Fnlt ed railroads. This was one of 114 In dictments returned against Ituef by the Oliver grand jury which heard the confessions of Ift supervisors who ad mitted the acceptance of bribes In sev eral eases Involving public service cor porathuis. One of the ninny Incidents that tended to make th" trial of Ruef memorable wa.s the shoot ing of Assist ant Mlstrlet Attorney Francis ,f. lleney by Morris Hans, an ex-convlet, whose past record was exposed by the prose cutor after; Hans had been accepted ns a member of the Jury In Ruef's second trial. Ha.s subsequently committed suicide in the rounty Jail. This was the third trial of ttuef. NARROWLY ESCAPES DEATH Italian's Vicious Stnh Oils Oinls nnd Scrnlches Hody. The seipiel to n suloon brawl at a saloon near Putnam and Liberty slreets last night whs almost a, mur der. Hut. for the thickness nf an overcoat, undercoat, vest and shirt James W. Herlevv would have receiv ed n knlfo wound In his nhdomen which would have nlmost certainly been fatal. As It is he has a scratch three Inches long which did not even draw blood, but he had a four inch gash through coats, vest and shirt which show with what vlclousness the thrust, was made, Herb-vv and Camillo .Melantrn, an rinllan of Putnam slreet, engaged In a quarrel In the saloon and they went out of doors to light It out. Once outside the enrage, Italian drew H knife and let Herlcw have It. The re sult has heen told. Herlcw was un injured, lie had the escape nf his life, however. M Mellintro Is held under the charge of breach of the peace ami his bonds last night, were fixed at $500. The affair occurred just before 8 o'clock. Pa.trolmen Matt Powers and Kllzgerald made the ar rest. ABE ATTELL WINS Knocks Out "HI." Maekey hi I'lighlh Hound nl New Orlenns. Nevv Orleans, l,n Mee. 2fl. Abe Attell retained the featherweight elm mpionship by knocking out "BIz" MAckey in the eighth round tn-nlglit, before the West Side Athletic club. From the beginning of the bout which wns limited to 15 rounds, It be enme apparent thai Altell's speed was too much for his opponent and all hough Maekey offered a game light, at no stage of the contest did lie de velop a likelihood of winning, capps "bureau' chief Hour-Admiral's Appointment Signifies Itcorvfiinlnlloii of Nnvy. Washington. Dec. 211.- Rear Admiral W. 1 1. Capps, chief constructor ', s, ,Y, was lo-day deslgnaled by the president o be acilng chief of the bureau of steam engineering. This nellmi is re gardoil as practically consolidating the bureau or coiiwti'ucl Ion and the bureau of steam engineering, a matter lint has long been discus ed as a feature of the t e -organization of the navy. FUND FOR ITALY'S STRICKEN PEOPLE STARTED BY COURIEl GEORGE W. GUTHRIE. 1 Muynr of Pittsburg Who Is Cnrnrth. Iiip; Mnrtlliig Hrlhery In Ihe f'lty C ouncil. "LITTLE" MISS BUSHNELL Another Daughter nt Home of Mr. nnd Mrs. Fricsson P. Btishncll. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Kriesson F. Rnshnoll, fh West Seventy-third street. New Vork rlty, was gladdened yesterday afternoon by the ndvenl of a daughter, whose official weight without linnedlnionta was recorded as twelvn 1 and I hree una rter pounds, thus making 7 new high record In the fumlly for heavy weights at birth. l,ouis Hush nell Is the name seleetel for the. new soloist, ami Willi her eldest sister. Win. throp, her only brother. Henry Thomp son, and her husky little sister Rmllle l.oulse, completes a heavy weight quar tet. YALE STROKE DEAD Dwight Torrey Griswold Suc cumbs to Typhoid in San Francisco. COLLAPSED LAST JUNE nroodeci over netent. mm in ncniiit Fnlled Whs Popiilnr Mem her of 1008. News wa.s received In this city yes terday afternoon of the death nf I 'wight Torrey Griswold, stroke of last year's Yale 'varsity crew. (Srls wold collapsed soon after thn race started and ever since then and heen In poor health. After the race he went to the Thousand Islands, hut his condition did not Improve and early this fall he went to 'California for Ills I health. HIh continual worrying over the race weakened him and In spite of everything that could be done ho be en me so run down thnt he was nn eiisy victim of typhoid and died of this early yesterday. At the time of his death he was In the Snn Francisco public hospital. His home was In Erie, Pa. According to the Yale conches f?rls wold was one of the best strokes Yale ever had, but was erratic. With him nt stroke the eight twice broke the harbor record before going to New Mondon, and on the Thames the rec ord wns also broken. The coaches, especially John Kennedy, knew thnt If Griswold had one of his good days there was no doubt of victory for the Vain crew, nnd when the eight ran down to the boat he seemed to be In the best possible, condition, Every thing went well until Captam Ide's shoestring snapped soon after the stnrt, and Ihe boats turned back to the starting point. Grlswold's nerve wa,s shattered when the boat turned hack, nnd though he started thn race over again he stroked mechanically, and soon sank down exhausted. Captain Ide had the hunt stopped and Grlswold's unconscious form tak en onto the launch, F.lllin Ynle, before finishing, covering the course. Grlswold's brother, linger VV. Gris wold '02, rollnpsed at the end of a rn.ee after a victory, and has never recovered from the shock. The death of Dwight T. Griswold will crime nn a great shock to the members of the university, for the 'varsity stroke was one of the most popular members of the senior class last year. IN PR0BATE COURT Time Limits Set In Runt Kstntrs Mutters. Application wss made In probate court yesterday for the prohale nf the will of the late rhlletiis n, Osborne nf Hninden. He leaves an estate of $8,000, It. Is estimated. In the probate court yesterday Judge Studley limited four weeks for the executor nf the minors' estate under the will of Charles llool to tile sn In ventory. He also relltiilterl six weeks for the administrator of the estate of Arthur (.'. Itoot to ille his claim against the slale of Charles F. Root, MU'Rirn t'XTinniKVF.it nnn. New York, Mee. 29. Maurice ttnter rnyer, a member of the well-known law firm of Tntermyer & Marshall, died to day of heart disease. Mr. I'nterniyer was forty eight years old and was born In Lynchburg, Va. I I ? Cf In Less Than Ten Minutes Th Newspaper Raises Ok $200 Which is Increased Dur- 1 ing Last Night to j Over $400 JOINS WITH THE RED CR05 Will Aid Work of That OrgaJ ization in This City Sub-V TS-i W scripidurj upcii Everyone Irvited to Contribute. Th Journal-Courier, as shown U Its news columns yesterday mornt'J at once understood the great serin,! ness of the disaster that has hofal'l Halv and without a moment's de"i started a fund, as agent of the Cross society, to be used for the a 1111 latlon of the sufferers. In New I ven the Italian residents are estlma to number .10.000 and many of th have relatives In the devastated trlets. U It will undoubtedly be weird news to the Italian citizens of If Haven that such quick steps have H taken right here In their ndopted 1 lo raise money lo aid .their strbi countrymen. The Journal-Coin first effoits lo gather funds were nu by telephone and the news of f movement quickly spread ami friends nf the paper and in less tfl. ten minutes actual time over $200 subscribed, this paper heading the with $2S. Funds poured In all night. , The subscription list thus statl will be kept open as long as mefj Is needed to push forward the r work. It In open to every mart, w an snd child; to the various organj Hons, social, fraternal or otherwj to the school children; to the, l.f bodies and to the rhurrhes. t l,ft every one contribute What can, nn matter how large or small the amount. Every contr. Hon will be acknowledged the loir follnivlnflr fVio rlnr It III reeetVH me 7hm ftffiiWTwrJSi -'-r The moin' j nubt;Li'iii( d will he ed over direct to the local Red ( organization, the nntlonnl org! tlon of which has already starte grand work throughout the noun ' Yesterday's subscriptions follov The Morning Journal-Courier. $ A Friend Louis R. Stoddard F. F. Brewster Rutherford Trowbridge. Mnx.Adler ' C. S. IleForest Frank H. Whlttetnnre. . P. Z. Poll Wm. Francis Verdi George H. Ford Walter K. Malley Bruce Fenn Anson Phelps Stokes, jr. Rudolph Stelnert John D. Desmond James Hlllhouse ...... George D. Watrous Burton Mansfield Total v 'rf, LOCAL RED CROSS Af i Issued Lnst ICvenlng hy Prri Burton Mansfield The American Red Cross soelef headquarters in Washington haVjA out an anneal through all Its bri;N ----- r, (Continued on Fifth Page.: WEATHER REC0R nr.ii . ii .wo, i p. r urrccs'l Wednesday and Thursday: K ir..ui,lH-inn r nn la...- J ror afif r.iig ano ac,n i-,HStef(. York; nam or snow Wndnesi. possibly Thursday, warmer Wed J miii'ii colder Thursday night; bo winds, Increasing, Observations at United States, pi imrvtiu nmiioiir., muni hi a p.. terday, seventy-fifth meridian tt. wind. Tern.' Dir. Vel. Pre.' Albany....... 3 NR 00 Atlanln. . . .V; 5ll K 12 00 , Blsniarek. . . . 20 NW 36 00 Boston 3il N 8 no Chicago 42 S 18 06 ! Cincinnati.... 42 f10 8 20 Cleveland.... 40 SB 18 ft) Omahn 41 NW 10 00 Pittsburg, 46 NR 4 00 ; Portland, Me.. 24 N 6 00 J Providence,.. 34 NW 4 00 St. Monls 50 S I) 26 ; St. Paul 34 W 12 00 I Washington.. 38 N 4 00 i l.OCM WRATH KH RKPOi New Haven, Mee. 29 A.M. Temperature 30.27 Wind direction 8V Wind velocity 5 Precipitation..' 0 Weather Clear Minimum temperature. 32 Maximum temperature. 45 Minimum Inst year.... 33 Maximum last year. ... IH L. M. TAB It, Loeal Fnreen U. s. weather I. MINI ATI) IIP! AI.MAlVAt, Sun Blseg Run Pets . . , , , . High Water .,