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R' " i-r T '!' r t nr " yx! TUT H K ' THE SUN, SA'l'UkbAV, MAY 27, 1800. , 2?& ; j J FRANCHISE TAX BILL A LAW jjl rnn aorr.nNOH niasa At.i jhlls II VAUSKt AT 1 UK KXIilA SKSSXOX. l, Off nnltAvri th Tnx Mill Wilt Do All Tlint SM ) It Via Iiilrnilr.l to IloA Hntch uf H Oil Tlilrtyl)ny lllttt Signet. Ilnrrrn Itlniul Wgf NuUannft Jtlll Will lie Allotrvil to Die. ny f Albany, May 2-l-Gov. Itoosovclt this after li ; noon Aisnod all thnhlUn passed at thoextraor Irf dinary ntBtlori of tin Legislature, boclnnlni? ffi with the Ford rranchUo Tax bill and Including V ihu bill appropriating 10.000 to carry the I'm it H bill Into piTni-t, thu $7C.0O0 apDroprlntlon for K tho National Guard dlHplny at tho rvcoptlon to ftj Aittnlral Dfwoy, the annMi'J.ncnt to tho l'l Al I nai.cn law to exempt tho Htnto prison front H tho provision requlrlm: hcada ot Htato depntt W( niontfl to turn Into the Htato Treasury at btuted 'V periods all moneys earn1, or rvcrlvod from fl I any source, and tho bill carrying tho $12,000 H J: appropriation for tho expenses of tho extra I ItKhlntlve session. B, I Tho rranulilao Tax bill becomes chapter 71 JnLiA of thn laws of IW. Gov. Hoo-ovelt affixed his lJT nicnaturo to tho bill at 12:02 to-day, using tho Ifc jj pen of tho (vocrctary of tho Governor. Col. WI1- Ui U Warn J Youngs, with which to sign tho raoaa 'SQtf" ui. Ueforo Klgnlng tho bill Gov. ltuosevclt I, n said to thn newspaper rorrespondontH that no- jH . . body need bo alarmed at wild rumor living jH( .1 ( about it h to flaws In tho bill or of alleged unox- Hj It f pected provisions n hlch somebody had consM jag li ered to ho llkolyto tax ovrythlng in Hlght. MA1 II There was no nt'u tho Goornor Raid, of peo- HI I pto bringing thi sort of thing to hlft attention. j) Jj He was familiar with tho bill and had faith H I that It would do just what it was Intended to. H f The Goornor ileclared that ho hopod to con M milt with the Statu CummiHfoners sl.oitl and H ''l wanted them to get tho views of tho Staio H l ( omptrollor's department, of the speulal legia- Ht lattH eomrnittee to Investigate the suhjeet ot HIS taxation, of tax experts and other olll .'UN, o B; V that hv noxt January thero would hne been L 9 evolved a workabln mht'iuu of mutlrnds for Hvi lev ling tlm af)esmnents pi Wh:l for This I zg pfheuiit would prohahlv hae to ho varied from f I f time to time to meet unexpected exigencies as ( o th" miiT nrinc. HB "f This afttrnoni Gov. Hoosovelt signed an- H6. 1 other batch of thirty-day bills uh follows: HnM Senator I)iunrll'it autl'iiionter bill, whldi re- BUW eiiHtH tttf) Lt low mitt iiionntf r Uw, aiiiruleil to tl VI lnprt thf ilirtfitti in thdt law pjintPil nut by thn Hi A (Otirt In the prineiliiii iaint tlm alleged co.il Hl moiiHter twit ) ran nan l iMTtUor Ortidj ' niitliorlini: tlif Nem Yurk rity U 1 Mtituctlnl Astiuhh to iiuiatt the iispi if eerv H1 I . ttiilhlln how iiM il, or litraftei to lio lui-d, m a H) L hotel, in ni far as thmirtti theitnr itiav itnolve thu HJ -3 att of tlit luiuatrti In caHf f Hit'. h uch onii lK yi nanrtD or ri'NOlnt.oii mil) n nuj t-e lufjinrfil and H'in t ret oiiiiupiuloil to tho Municipal nimbly liy the HhIaJ In" ad i f Ihu 1) pftrtuii'iit of lltiil IIuum yWlt bx Asmbl)inaii Mycr'-, tpalliitc a UiRfott of H i jf cntihcuiiuti in the New ork i lt Comptroller'! m. Kr omce H ) Setiatni rilpy'af jinvhll!iif that thr New Vnrk t Itr H i Clirk thill .irt an rlrrk of tlm Municipal Aaiiruibly atul allowing him i ortaln frft. H v Senator t'oKehall n, pnixidinc that a ilomeflto V I ladnuul rorporntlon mux inert Ht or redncf ltn Hj caj Itat cttik aa providot In ri'tion 44 of the Stork H rori'orutton law, notMithtatuHim an) jroviiou H inntaliit d tlieiein, or in .tin ceitcral or aperlal law Bw nxti k or linutimc the amount of capital etork whu h JB ina) he ltt"U'd 13 it. V hettator r.lMbnj's, authorizing tho Temjle PMh'RI. H a religion orp 'ration to Imrcao the uumlMrnf B it tuiHteea from nine to tin) number not exceeding i fifteen. m ArrnblTtian Lltchard, proxiding for the pro- i' P ctlnn and education of farmer and manufacturers l In the purchttnf and pale of fertilizer). l. h!,emblj man Llr'nlt noil's, authorizine the New fH V York rity lloard of Kminute and Apportionment to IH provide for tho pa) iueut of the irrlces trndriMl to B l tho citj after annfiatiou by thu volunteer firemen of H that portion of WeHtcheater county annexed to the PMk cltj of Nttw York in Ihii;,. Akfetublyiiian ilenrv't, empowering the New York t ritvlloardof Hatimate and Apiortionment to audit m and ulluw, and also authoriziuu the city Onnptroller B to pa i' to J Elliot Hmlth thn amount incurred hy H him for leual seniefs .md tUNburemeiiU In defend- f ins the title to his ufncaa superintendent of the dm K( alarm teleL'raph, Hj Serator Ford's, providing that building and loan asHoctationa iuu isMinaud sell lnnUUmeutshaiea an Mi ha sip for making limn or advances, on which the B maximum number uf payments may be definitely JBi I Afctiembl) man Galea's, relegating to John Herman- Hkl son all the riht, title and lutereat of theptopleof VHi the bUte of New York lu and to certain leal estate lu t Queens borouuh. Bj v Senator Wacner's. authorizing the New York city j Board of Public Improvements to dlst'ontimie pro- 1) reeding for the ImproTemenU of certain streets in iHFJ l tti T entx slxth ward of the late city of Brooklyn Jk f BenaUir Ahearn's, proTldlng tLat auy Htatc, city or H i county official against whom chances hae been V made, and which charges hn has successtully met, JH i. shall be reimbursed fur hts legal and other expenses fHflO incurred therebj. flHfl, Henstor Mitchell's, authorizing the Now York rltr VV posrdof Rttvision of A.i segments to determine and TH award damages for the changing of the original lH , i grade of streets and aenncs adecttng certain prop- '' erty located in the borough of the lironi. JHc A Senator Ellsworth's, proldlnv that Niagara State 'H;' Ileservatlou Commissioners may construct street .r ratlrrad tracks on the riverway between the falls i and Niagara streets in Niagara Kalis, and authorizing 1 the commission to license stieet railroads to use ;lt. such tracks. :Kf, AMemblymaa Mahcr's, amandlng the Greater New r York charter by providing for police matrons In Mb each station house in tho city Including the pollco jB:' matrourt In th uniformed lolice force of the city. :H' and gMni: them the same standing in the force as HB' patrolmen. T. Assemblyman BoUnd's, providing that the lands JBmv Included in the Main and Hamburg street canal in WmtA Iiuffalo shill not tie taken by right of eminent VTHj domain alHj Aixtemblrmau Finn's, authorlzine the New York taHn ctt Hoard of Kjttima'e and ApiHirtloiauent to audit fBj ' and allow the present Hheritf of the count v of New I? ork Much leiral exiusea as he may be put to, not li exceed i nf t&,ooo yer annum, for three tars alter VI the cipiratiou of his term of otfice Asaeintdyn an 1 rumor s, authorizing the New York B citv DouM f Kxtiuitate ami Apportionment to ex amine, audit and allow thn claim of William F. tt. flt llait, k aiJ-itfiMc or George H. t'hapnian. for ex 1 peiisec and dWbnri-cmt nts incurred by Chapman as a Police (tptaiu in tho t ity tif Nw ork in succsrs l fullr defendlnic himself against charges growing m, outnt the rvhy diun r nid. h Senator 1'ord m, protidiutf that an insurance corpo- H ration whl.'h irur.ratiti hi the ridelitv(f p rsons hold BI ln places of public or prl ate truntl may alo trans X , sit the bunmesHof uuarantielug and indemnifying JH t nierchnntf, tnderH, anil those eniraued in bustucs-i .H x and cnlnircredit from loss and iUiiuo by te.-wou ,fflt of clvtnu and extending credit to their customer JTlHl i and thoe dealing ith them. Ml Acsemhlymdn Dillon's. protding forthe payment ( of thn claim of im Drothers, a conartnorshlp ' nrni. for coal supplied to the Commissioner of H , Chantii h of the itr of New York forthe outdoor JH . I pnor under hts Jurisdiction. JLmV. Th b.ll oi tho Hpccial Assembly committeft fAWTriifo amending the tax Iawrelatte to the appointment f (K ,9 of spfcjal bUardlnns in transfer tax proceedings. I ! vtV St nator Mitchell's thiee Mils extending the time BL ' V within whit h must ! sulnittud appltcatloua for I H dsmauf s and tli submihsiou of evidence by prop m B f ett) owners whosn proptrt wan datuaged by reason I I rf rhauees of grade of streets in Hronx borough M f ociafiionctt by tho deprettsioit of rallroul tiacka W under the law of is7. K Ahscmhlwnan Hill's, amending the law relatitotn (Bl aut tiou salen by authorizing honorablv discharged ' soldteri, ssllnrs and maiin of the United Ktates H service to secure, without the payment of license IB fen, licenses to end. ieddle or sell by auction K goods or waren ftithiu this State. ANSfliublymani'-t honeneck's, amending the Code of B Civil Procdute telatiug to actions for dnorce.allow- tng rn reMpnntlentnto appear in an action tordnorca jm iu defend suili action, so far as the Issue may attect H such rnrefpondent. jl A bill to plate theOrdrr of Klkson the same basis tHl with similar tocictiea so far a its ability to take ad- ULflT vanUife of thollenoolent Societies' Insurauct) law jHri' HetMtor CfTe's. removing Fourth avenne, in (J Jlrool.lv n bnrougb, from the i nntrol of the Park He lPi partmeut and plains it under the Jurisdiction of I IHf, the Department of Streets of tho borough Hi Senator i'lunkitt'a, making provision for voting in fHt 1 tli na.tlantl mllitar) ceniruof tlm Tnlted States. fHl I B nat"rM Carren'a, providing that all licences to H fi b which may hae- been granted by tl e Superin- ! 1 tfiui-nt uf iMblio Kducatlon of Brookln prior tt JflU I I ((. inns, or rocognieilssin force on that date. WW shall, unless revoked by the State Supenuteuilout of B I'nbhe Instruction, be recognized bi the Bupeiln- B t"iidfnt of Hchools and the Board of F.iamineraof V New otV city S- Hei.ator Htjanahan's. amending the ronsolidated building lawa of Now York citv by providing that X Mherever the wall of anv building extonda moro l than ten inchfe upon any street or public highway M of th city it shall not be removable unless an action fl shall be instituted by the clt forsuch removal. 4H V tieuator I.alocbts, extending the time in which jM Tw anv rallrond which his acquired at least one-third of H iV Its rUht of war or begun tho construction of any iH 2 iiortlon of its railioadi nmv complete sn'h road to -l 9 five jean from Dee. ill. I hup, m i .sbX Senator White m, HTnendlng the Klection law rels MVhW ti e to the prmt.ng of n -:Utry H-ta. ffMfrmFT henatni j oid'a, or iidmg that the Board of Kstl- f !( if mat and Apportfonnnnt of New York rity tdiall 1 ! 1 V make provision tor jiavment for cattle destroyed VI It b idtt . f the i.iiy Ibalth Department. v f Benatorii idv s autlmniii g the uw F-ast River r Hr, i .c i .muiiv-li it to aciiuirn lauds iiecesary to iH. pto.ti'lthe abutmeiiLa and approaches to the pro .IBL-1 poted new bi dge now endauitered by buildings il! whn h i in roai h upon such abutments. 4 I -iKsemblviusii llnlamiV, authorising tbe rltr of I H Bufldo t4pa allemi'lovf is of the city who voluu I teeted forherMieln the late war with Spain ( Ase.nl l.iunii hi n, deeUring guilty of a mlsde- B meannrauy pera n who psrateH tr maintains auy B n !. in ttie slut ma hine, and authorirlng the an- fm A tin ntltHoi su pburit in which they may be oper- JB K t d to dent u Hi' IU. JLW y Aswiiiblyinan M I'wan'a, authorising the Board 7. liP ot I Miminteai d M'porrionnient of New York city to nf f pay Mi hael Mu)l.tl) lor fi rvices performed under fl the .irei t.opoi f iinii r l ommlssloucrof City Works H of Brooklyn .lohn I Adams, H Hiiat i lomu-!' 11 '" ilowthn Biughamton, B l'tihirft and I moil laiW Comt anv to supply H l'ght, heat and power to the inhabitant and uiuuic Ipul litHMloiig its route. tm ii nin r Ami lera, t allow the owner of any farm in the State, when er H'uated.cr iheorcuptntnf H tht ..fiii to hunt rk Jliubbitaor hares during auy Bi pir'i n of the vear Stiistor Marshall s, priivldiug that two-thirds of i the coft of 'peniu I'roMpict avt nue, In the lormer JB . town ' t ri.itbuh, tii w u art of Ni w " oik ity, nlnll I" a r)m,.. np'tn the citv at Urouud the other thlnl up. n t te proj rtv buiellted B V mmii lvmiu Dougho's, authorizing the Super- u in of Na aii county to audit nionthly the mnn Juiy empendt ' b tlieHberln of the county Jutboci- Hf e i ion of u procefs, civil or criminal. I ThoGoernnr announeod thathoclocfl not In- E tond to sign, the Uarrou Island nuisance bill, l;1L i beonunn no method Is protlded for the dltppial ot tho narbngo and (lend animals of Nowlorlc city, nor Is tlmp aflordoii to provlJo such I nifthoil. It the bill hnd boon mado to take ' effector Nov. 1, the Governor snld he would I hiivn bIkiioJ It. He waiof the ojilnlon that the trouble nhout tho illHiiosal of Now York's n'fiinn lay In tho fact that the city jifrHlnted In the endeavor to make xuch dlsOHiil a ourco ot rHimio. If tho uurl'iice was destroyed out- rlKht no nulsnncn would result. The Governor wan very emiihatlu In deelnrlne thnt if the nliums cnniplnltieii of were uontlmiod this nuinmer, he hIiouM on tho asftemlilini; ot the next Ix'tflsliiture mmiiI In nn emergency bill to abate the ntilhances and to L'lve the city only until May 1 follonlnit to provide new mothods ot cnrlmitn iIIipokbI. The fnteof the New Vork l)ni Clerks' hill lias not yet been ilueldeil liy Gov. Itooievolt, who said to-day that he did not know what to ilo about It The Governor ilesliciuitet! Jacob IIIIh to look Into the situation ns to the hours of the ilniKelerki and how they felt about this bill and to report to him. Mr. Win haH xent the Govurniir u stntenient to the effect that the measure was not In Rood shape, but that ho thonicht It would be better for him to slen It than to have no legislation ou tho subject. Mr. Itlls Milil he had found a minority nf the drui; clerks In fnnrnf tlm bill, but n very respect able nilnorliy opposed to It. (it iv has ntriiw.xi). The C'oimnllilatril CmnpnllT Mukea a Kit ihutlim Bernuiin if the tlua War. A quarterly dividend of 1. per cent, on the slock of the Consolidated Gas Company was declared by tho directors of tho company at a meetlnu held In tho President's office of the Fanners' Loan and Trust Company yesterday, This ropiesoutsa reduction of ono-half of 1 per cent In tho quaiterly dlUdcnd rate, and puts the stock on n 0 Instead of an 8 per cent, divi dend basis. 1'ho dividend is payable to tho stockholders on Juno lfi. The reduction in the rate was u reflection of tho radical reduction ot gus prices because of the gas war Aceoidlmr to fain Kloau.ono of the directors, who was soen after the uieetlnc. the directors also took into consideration the Ford Franchise bill ns n factor In tho future The operation of the new law, Mr Sloan said, would reduce Its earnings too seriously to bo overlooked. An other director said, however, that thn I'ord bill did not cut any material lleure In the calcula tions of the director. "Tho dividend was eut." said this director, "because tho company is maklm: no profits while the cas war Is koIiicoii Tbodlideud thnt was declined was earned In thellrsttwo months of the uuarter Hiuoe tho war beititD wo have been makhiK no mouov " Tbe action of the directors of the Consoli dated Company was rellocted on the Now York Htnck lltchiuiRe inn very sharp break In the price of Consolidated stock Its openlnit sale wasut lMO't, which was also Thu r-day's closing price. This proved to be the highest of the day Information In advance ns to what would bo the action ot the directors appeared to have reached certain tradets. who soM heavily, and the stock declined sharply, although tho low est price, I70', was not touched until after the formal announcement of the reduction In Its dividend bad been mnde. Tbe closlm: price wis 170".. showing a trilling rally. The trans actions in tho stock were verv heavy, aggre gating more thnn .HI.OOD shares. Tho stock of the New mstcrdam Gas Com pinv was weak on the curb market, declinlnc to ii:i for tho common mid till for the preferred. ALi.tzut.o i.o.i v mi : w.i:ns held. More Thnn Flft Vletlnn of the Twin Con cerim Anxious to Proieeilte. G I'erclval Stewart. Vlcu-I'residcnt of the American Investors' Company and President of the Financial Agency Company, the two " loan " associations which have tho same office In the building at :tH Park row. was taken, with C C. llurr, Daluel J Picice and Itobert Cam eron, tho three men who wero arrested with him In Hobokcn on Wednesday afternoon, be fore Mucistiate Cornell in the Centre Street l'ollco Court yesterday. All four were held In S'.'.tlOtl ball each for examination on Monday on a cnaige of swindling the patrons of tho two companies. TIih specific complaint on which the men are held Is preferred by F.lum (1. Ilennott of 157U First avenue, who declares that ho paid Ilarr SliOon ii promise that he would receive a lon of $1,000 Sloro thnn fifty persons were lu court ready to make complaints against the live prisoners In default of bull they were all locked up In tho Tombs Jersey City detectives learned yesterday that tlm American Investors' Company had a branch office In tho Weldon building, nt Montgomery and Washington streets, and the place wns raided. Tho door of the office, which Is on the fourth floor of the building, was forced open, and enough books and papers to till a patrol wagon were removed to Police Headquarters. It is hoped that evidence ncalnst the alleged wlndlors will bo found among the papers. Tit.iP rm.i. o.v run xsatxBKtt. lie lVni Knocked Senseless In llli Vault, nnd Lay Alone There All Night. Joseph Barry, the engineer In tho business house at UK West Fourth street, had been up to the street level from his quarters In the sub cellar, to draw a breath ot fresh nlr. on Thurs day night. As he turned to go down, the bar that held the trap In the vault cover slipped and the cover fell, striking him on the head nnd knocking him off the Iron ladder down Into the depths thirty-five feet below. In the fall he was so badly hurt that when ho enmo to ho wasunnble to arise. He lay all night groining nt the foot of the stairs, with no one to hear In the morning his neighbor engineer across the street missed hlra nt his lookout and. wondering why It was closed, went ovr to see If nuythinitwas tlm matter. That was thn first any one knew of his plight. liarrv was taken to tho hospital then Five of his ribs were broken and h was cut and bruised, but he has a chance of pulling through. nr.TUCTirt: ir.t.s.vr hi.vffku. Ilnreil to Arrest the Manager of n Collec tion Agency, lie Promptly Did It. Brlce W. McDowell, managor of the Metro politan Collecting Agency of 2-'It Broadway, was a prisoner In tho Centre Street Police Court yesterday, charged with tho larceny of $80. Thocomplalnantsagalnst McDowell wero 1'.. Oroonfleld's Sons X Co. of 44 Barclay street. Thoy allege that McDowell collected for them a bill of $s0 from Semper & Co., commission merchants nt 130 Pearl street, and fallod to give them the money. F.Qorts were vainly mndo to get the money from McDowell, and the matter was at last placed in tho hands of the police. Detective Moonoyof tho Church street sta tion found McDowell In nn office nt 183 Broad way on Thursday nftornoon, and told h!m that he had come to arrest him " Indeed I I daro you to arrest me," said McDowell. , " I with that was the hardest thing I would ever hnve to do." said Mooney, and Imme diately took McDowell IntociiHtody. In court he wus held in $1,000 ball for examination. the nr.r. sin. atACvr.Kr.r.AXO. The Iter, Dr. I'noto Makes T.lght of the Charges Agnlnst lllm. A meeting of tho Immnnuel Presbyterian Chinch, In the Vnndcrveer Park district. In. Brooklyn, took place on Thursday night to pass upon tho resignation of tho ltev. Goorge I. MncClcllund. tho pnstor. but owing to un informality in the calling of the meeting no action wns tuken on tho resignation. Tho ltov. Dr. I.. It. I'ooto, Chnlrmnn of tho committee appointed by tho Brooklyn Presbytery to In vestigate tho troubles In thn church, was present. lie madn this statement in vindica tion of thn pastor, ugalnst whom. It was nl leged, certain damaging accusations had been made: "Thn ltev. Mr. MacClelland has resigned of his own accord There was not suflleleiit wrongdoing alleged lu the statements made to prevent me from Inviting him Into my own pulpit " Many of the liov. Mr. MaeClelland's sup porters have expressed a purpose to rctlro fiom tho church. The Proposed Knit Good Truftt Amsterdam, N. Y., May 2i). A local knit goods manufacturer, lu discunslng the pro posed knltgoodscoinblnatlon to-day,sald that, in his opinion, the thluz had about petered out, although the representatives of Promoter Baker of Philadelphia aro expected to visit tho vari ous mills that have been favorably considering tho proposition within a few days. The mills In the vicinity of Troy, which have been talking of a local tiust, number thirty or moro, and those, interested in the Baker movement uio of nbout tho same number. It wns hoped that tho two lorees could be combined, nnd then a trust would have been formed with sixty or more mills to start with, but this seems highly Improbable. l'ourtli Smallpox Victim from One limine. Charles Duval, 'Jl years old, of 311 Last Forty-eighth street, was lemoved to the Wll- laid Patkcr Hospital vesterday suffering from 1 smallpox. On Tuesday three other persons were taken from thu sumo boubu uulTering Irom the samu disease. WAKSZAWIAK'S NEW TRIAL ORSFMAT. ASSKMJIT.T HATS IT in ALL mc os in is fiimt cuAiiau. The Kxpulnlon nf Concreismnn Itoberta of I'tnli Called l"or-i:mnlojer Urged to tVork for Uetter Hnbbnth Obierynnce- The Genernl Aiaemblr to Adjourn To-Dny Minneapolis. May 2tl. Tho Presbyterian General Astomb.lv completed t3-day nil tho work of Importation coming bofore It for con sideration and will ndjourn to-morrow. The commission In the Wnrsawlak case, of which Judge Wilson of Philadelphia was Chairman, I submitted Its report this morning nnd It was adopted. It decided that the action of tho Kynod of New York should be roversed only so far as It remanded the ca90 back tothePret bvttry to send It to the session for a new trial on amended charge?. Including the charge of misusing money contributed for mlsslonnry purposes. This action leaves the ease tn be tried on the original charge, namoly, that of gambling: but tlfe trial cannot go on till the records of the Synod huve baen amended, and even It no other obstacle Intervenes the cans cannot, therefore, bo taken up by tho Fifth Ave nue Church session until after the meeting ot tho Synod next autumn. The memorial nnd pttltlou of the Fifth Avenue Church, which. If granted would l.nvo permitted a trial at 'once, were rejected by the commission on constitu tional grounds. Mr. Warszawlak and his counsel. Dr. Patterson, profess to be fairly well satisfied with the result. The Committee on Bills nnd Overtures put tho Assembly on record as to the moral status ot Brlghnm II. Itoberta, Cougiossman from I'tah. this morning. The action was In ro sponoo to a great number of overtures on tho subject, and it so accorded with tli santlmont of the Assembly that the dolegatas unanimous ly rose to their teat In approbation. The reso lutions, which were preceded by a long pre amble, wcie lu part as follows: "This General Assombly. representing ''2H Presbitcrloe. over 7.000 niinlstora and 8.000 churches, with one million communicants and about live million adherents, does hereby most respectfully nnd earnestly call upon every Bepresentntlve lu thu Fifty-sixth Congress to use his utmost endeavor and to exlinust all honorable means to secure the prompt oxnul slou ot the snid Ilrlzhain II Boberts of I'tah from the House of llepresentatlves. In accord ance with the provlalon of the National Con stitution In Article I section 5. paragraph '-. which rends a follows: 'Each house (of Con gressi mnv determine the rules of Its proceed ings, punish its members for disorderly be havior and with the concurrence oi two-thirds expel a member.' Tide Assembly does ulso hereby most respectfully and most earnestly call upon every member of the Senate and tho House oKltepresentntlveeto use hls.utmost'.cn deavorund toexhaust all honorable means to seiure action by the Fifty-sixth Congress proposing an amendment to the National Con stitution mid submitting the same to the Leg islatures ot the several States, dellubig legul innrrlngo to bo mouognmic. and making no lvgamv "and isjljgamous cohabitation under whatsoever gulsa or pretonco a crime agalust tho I lilted States, punishable by severe pen alties, InolUdlng dlsfrunchisment auddlsuuitl Iflcatlon tovoto or to hold any office of honor or emolument under the Inlted btutes or iu anv Sluts or Territory thereof." The Paorln overture, which threatened to ak uo much time and be the subject of much i debate, wus cot outot tho way this morning by referring It to a special committee of eoveu with instructions to report at the next As sembly. Jumes Yearance of New York. Chairman of the Standing Committee on Sabbath Observ ance, submitted the following additional reso lutions, which were adopted: "The General Assembly urgos nil our office bearers and memhora who are employers of labor, either ns Individuals or as ofllcers or stockholders of corporations, to use every I legitimate means to reduce the Sabbnth labor demanded of emplovees, and deprecates and condemns nnv system that leaves to the la borer iho alternative hctuoeu uvoidablo Sab bnth labor or dismissal " The Committee on Polity finally decided I against tho uroissal to merge the Frcedmen's Board In the Board of Home Missions. But the committee went no further than to say that such ceusollditlon would not be wise at this time. It Is generally regarded as being certain to come lu time, A special committee on bencllcence again ronorted In favor of a division of church collections among the vari ous boards, but it improbable that, ae here tofore, each board will continue to work for Itself. The reading of tho names of l.TJ ministers who died during the year, by Dr. Roberts. Btated :Clork. wus followed by au impressive Srayer and'.slngine of the hymn. I'm But a trangor Here: Heaven Is My Homo." The Flaanca Committee presented thn name of George Stevenson of Philadelphia as a trustee for the Assembly. Greetings were exchanged to-day between the General Assembly and the Geuornl Synod or the Heformed Church, now In session nt Tiffin. O. The young people of Westminster Church gave the commissioners a reception from 7 to 8 o'clock this evening. Following this n thanksgiving meeting was held, presid ed over by Moderator Sample and addressed by Prominent commlssloneis. The adjournment of the General Assombly. coming at the end of the week, has discom moded inuny of tii commissioners. Moat of them are conscientiously opposed to Sunday tiaval, and manv of those who cannot reach their homes before Sunday will remain In Minneapolis until Monday. Most of the East ern commissioners have railway tlckots which allow them a day's stop over In Chicago and many of them will take advantage of the op portunities to spend Sunday In Chicago, re suming the journey Monday. JIROOKLTX'S AXXirEHSAltT DAT. Over 8fi,000 Children nnd Teachers March in the Sunday School Parade. The Brooklyn Sunday School Union cele brated yesterday Its seventieth anniversary, tho most striking feature being tho time-honored parade of the children. Only the schools In the Western District participated In the pa rade, but there wero mora than 85,000 children nnd teachers In line. There were eighteen di visions In the juvenile army, representing 200 BChools. Before thn pnrado there wore the usual anniversary exercises In the principal churches. Almost every child carried an Amur lean Hug. Twelve Greenpolnt Sunday schools, with a oomblned membership of more than 3,r)00chll dren ami teachers, paraded yesterday In that part ot Brooklyn. A MAT WALK IN TUB B110NX. Tho olghth anniversary and Mny walk of the Sunday School Association of tho Bronx was held yesterday. Eight thousand children, representing twonty-llvo Sunday schools, marched through some ot the principal streets of the borough Previous to tho parade they held appropriate exorcises In tholr respective churches, and refreshments were served. Tho parade was In throo divisions, formod under the supervision of Charles G. Steuer. Each division was headed by n band, and as tho children marched by their respective review ing stands they sang "My Country "Us of Thee." xo Finn paxio ix this scnoor St. I'rancU Xavler Ttoys Didn't Itun, but Put Out the l'laines. There was a little- blare In the St. Francis Xavler parish school nt 15ft Wost Nineteenth street yesterday. A curtain caught fire In a classroom on the second floor, just before tho noon recess, and blnred up. But there wns no panic. The pupils were boys, nnd all were so eager to have a baud In putting out tho lire that there was no time to think ot lllght. Thn llamns were smothered in no time, and no one was tho worbe. aiiF.EK coxriCTEn of uvnoER, Will He Sentenced to Death Next Thursday for the Killing at l'rrrnndo. John Zegweses. the Greek flower peddler who shot and killed Michaol Fnllno Ferrnndo ntll3 Wost Fifteenth streot on Fob. 18. was convicted of murder In tho first degree roster day by a jury In the General bosslons. Ho had testllled thnt ho had to shoot Furrundo In self defence Z.cgwoses listened to the verdict calmly. He will bn sentenced to death next Thursday. Child Visitors llurri-d nt These Exercises. No chlldron from other schools wore allowed to attend tho Memorial Day exorcises of tbe children In Grammar School tl!. In West FlfU-foiirth stieet. jesterdny. On the nro ki .tinmen was printed the announcement :"Po--Itlvel) no children admitted." lined S-iS for Using Soft Coal. Judge McMahon Imposed a flno of $25 on the New York Commercial Steum Laundry of 554 West Twenty-Ilfth street In General Sessions vi-sterdav for violating the city ordinance for bidding thu Use of suit coal. The line wus paid. Heal i:ttutr Knr Mile I'lly or Country diTlil 111 Tiirhis Implle thu ahnrtcjt route te fcatfa-'-ryillitMil of it. No Uf tti r ludorbemetit if 1 nr Hus a a ml estate medium in oil tie re-imrmi tbtiu the lteul Ksute lloui.luf Hrolu'ia who nulii u.t-iT it a ucksiuihU at au sdvertliilug uio dium. Adv. SaeSMHBflMMBV-siMBM CEXTUAL OPE11A HOUSE CLOSED, And Its Owner. Mr. Iluppert, to Start R Pleasure ltraort on South Ilrother Island. The Central Opera House, at Slxty-soventh street nnd Third avenuo. which has beon kept open ns an assembly hull for the last six years by Jacob Iluppert, ths'.brewer, will be closed permanently on Juno 1. Mr, Iluppert says that tho building Is too largo and that he has given up all hope ot Its ever becoming a pay ing Investment as an assembly hall. Tho Cen tral Opera House was built In 1803 by the Central Branch of the Turn Vereln, Mr. Iluppert was ou tho Building Committee and superintended tho operations. The sum sot asldo for the building by tho Turn Vereln was $250,000. but Mr. lluppert's Ideas wero so ex pansive that ho had spent $850,000 before Its Completion, When tho Turn Voreln found that the building wus too largo for Its use it passed Into the hands of Mr. Iluppert, who had mortgages on It Ho spent nn-ther $250,000 In tlttlug It up as a mooting hall, Tho opera house contains thieo large ball rooms, six clabrooms, iiiimeious banquet rooms oud a large lodgo room, which wus added during the past e. Inter. George Knnus, who has had charge of the opera house since last November, says th.it he is conlldcnt that the opera house would have paid If it had re mained in his bauds for another season, Tliore wus a rumor to the effect that tho build ing would be occupied by tho Police Depart ment, but that Is unfounded, and Mr. Iluppert is at prcsont undecided what tn do with it. Ho has thoughts ot turning it Into a storage warohouse. Mr. Iluppert Is closing the opera liouso In or der to glvu his time to a new resort which he intends to establish noxt year on South Broth er Island. He Intends to spend more than $2.100.000 on Improvements ou tho Island, which Is his property. He will have a trolley line running nil over the Island, and a ferry of his own to Ninety-second street. There will ho a large building containing bnllrooma and a German restaurant, erhlcli will be open win tor und summer. The Island, which Is about tho nl70 of Central Park, will nlso contain a rneetruck. o bicycle track, athletic grounds mid pasturage for cows and sheep, which Mr. Iluppert intends to keop there. A browery will bo built on the Island to sup ply the lestnurant nnd beer gardens there. The island will bo kejit open as a recreation ground both "Inter and' summer. Mr. Ilup pert thinks that It Is tin Ideal spot for a sum mer resort, and as he will construct and oper ate his own trolley lines aud ferry he expects to make the enterprise pay well. Mr. Buppert says that the establishment of a spacious re sort for the bettor class of Gormnn-Amerlenna in thli city has been a hobby of his for mnny yenrs. He adds that even thing on the island will be of u thoroughly German character. TO SUE llHOOKLYX IIOAOS. Comptroller Coler Wants the llrooklyn Heights Company to Pay the City. Comptroller Coler mnde a demand several months ugo on the Brooklyn Heights Rail road for u statement of the gross earnings and the payment of the percentages due the oltr thereon of the following trolloy lines: The Brooklyn Heights Ballroad Company, from the commencement of operations of said road to and Including the year ending Sept. 30. 1808. The Brooklyn City Ballroad Company, on extensloue. from Sept. 30. 1802, to nud Includ ing Sept. 30. 18118 The Busimlck Avenue Ballroad Company, on extensions, from Sept. 3. 1802. to nud In cluding Sept. 30. 1W18 The Gresnpolnt nnd I.orlmer Street Hall way Company, from Sept. 30. 1802. to and In cluding Sept. 30. ISO. , . , Thu Calvary Cemetery. Greenpolnt and Brooklyn Ballroad Company, from Hubt. 30. 1802. to and Including Sept. 30. 1808 The BrookIn. Uueens County and Subur ban Ballroad Company, on extensions granted to Broadway Ballroad Company, fiom the 1 commencement of operations on said oxleu bions to and Including Sept. 30. 18!i8. The olllcials of tho Brooklyn Heights Coni nanyllgnored the demand and tho Comptroller has turned the matter over to the Corporation Counsel, who will brine suit to recover the money The exact amount due to tho citv is not known, forthe reason that tho Brooklyn Heights Company hasliefueed to allow tne i Comptroller or anv of hlJ representatives to examine the books. It Is estimated, however, that the comnuny owes the city several hun dred thousnnd dollars. The trolley roads of Brooklyn pay a com paratively small amount Into the city treas ury for car license fees ami percentages on gross receipts. Last year thev paid 32,031. whtlo the aurfaco roads of Manhattan paid $314,047. . sues iir.n sirvDisir suitok. Mill Bnstvvlck Wants 830,000 for Mnlte ' J.tewan Stlerngranat's Fnllura to Wed Her. Malto Llnweu Stlerngranat was arrested on Thursday and held in default ot $500 bail on an order ot Justice Beaoh of the Supreme Court In an action brought against him by Lesbla M. BoBtwIck of 3(H) West Fifty-sixth street to rocover $50,000 damages for alleged broach of promise ot marriage. Tho defend ant could not furnish bail and was sent to Ludlow Street Jail. Miss Bostwlck says that Stlerngranat repre sented that he wus a son of tho Chamberlain to King Oscar of Sweden when he began to woo bor early lu the year. His father bad a salary of $15,000 a voar. bo said. She referred him to her mother, Alice G. Bostwlck, whon bo asked her to marry blm. nnd bo told tho mother that hn proposed to take her aaughtor to Sweden to taken social position that would correspond to that of I.udy Cur?on In India. Thoy became engaged to be married on leb 5, the date of the wedding belngset for March 31. Ho subsequently notified Miss Bostwlck, aha says, that he had determined not to mnrry. An affidavit of Dana A. Patten averred that the defendant told him of his engagement nnd all ho intended to do lor Miss Bostwlck when he married bor. Tho defendant hnd recently told him that his father was 111 and he intended to shortly return to Sweden. Stlerngranat mudo complaint In the York vllle Police Court on May It) that Arthur h. George, with several messengers, hnd been following him on bicycles and shadowing him for three days. Goorge was lined .. It is un derstood that the shadowing wns done In con nection with tbe Ilostwick ease. . , Count Wachtmelstor is hlng Oscar's Cham berlain, and the only person connected with his court whose namo resembles the prisoner's Is that of tho Baroness Stierncrona, who Is tho chief lady lu waiting. 3HXISWH DiEt sunnr.xi.T. Sir. tlsbthourne Wns Making n Pnstornl Call When He Was Stricken. The Bov. James II. Llghtbourno. pnstor of the Bheepshead Bay M. 1". Church, died suddenly on Thursday afternoon while on a visit to Mrs. S. E. Lawson.ono of the members of his con gregation, at her home. 208 Seventy-fourth street. Brooklyn. Ho hail been talking to Mrs. Lawson only a few mlnutos when ho suddenly fell to the floor In an npoplectlo fit and died almost Instantly. . , , ,, He wns born in tho West Indies 70 years ago. and had been a licensed preacher in tho Meth odist denomination for twenty-live years he. fnro settling In this country, twenty years ago. He hnd been In charge of tho Shcepshead Bay church for three years. Unhappy Creditors uf n Sjrlnn Hank. Members of tho Syrian colony who had de posited money In the bank of Goorge I'orzly & Co. at 103 Washington streot sw.iin.e 1 jestor day Into tho offices of Waldo A Stone, tho law yers who have been retained by most of tho creditors of tho bank, and told their stories of hard luck. One woman, who had conio from Canada, said she deposited $400 with lorzly it Ca several months ago, nnd had tried In vain since April 0 to get any ot it buck. It wus said at the office ot Waldo A-Htono that the bunk had accepted deposits up to three or four hours before tho doors were closed. Judge Brown of tlm United States District Court appolntod Peter B. Olney reforeo In the ease esterday. Wnhle .V Stouo obtained yesterday from Magistrate Cornell a warrant for tho urrost of George l'orzly on a ehurgo of uccoptlne do posits whon he knew the bank was insolvent. Changes 111 the North American Trust Cora, puny. At a meeting yesterday of tho trustees of tho North American Trust Company, W. L. Tren holm. Provident, Samuel M. Jurvls und ltoland It. Conklin. Vice-Presidents, roblgned. Alvnh Trowbridge wns elected President and Charl ton T. Lewis wus elected atiuotco. It Is un derstood thnt further additions to tbe board will iii-company tho election ot successors to the retiring Vice-Presidents. Mr. Tiowbridge. It Is staled, represents largo Interests that will boconie connected with tho trust company. Transport .lit Clellim Arrive. The transport McClollan, which nrnved yes terdny trom Havana nnd Santiago, brought fifty discharged soldleis and Bin men of tho Fifth lufautrv whose time has expired and who will bo discharged heie. Among the cabin I passengers was Dr. M. .1. Ilosemnn of tho Marino Hospital, who has been truuslcriod to ueadquaitoraat Washington. BHHHIHHHIBflHIiHHIIHSU I """I I A Circflt is a I iaj guarantee. I iMame f. i superior.. ., I la baking powder, in these WUFLll ( 0f -j b days of unscrupulous adul- , : ( teration, a great name gives the best security. l I There are many brands of baking powders, but f ? "Royal Baking Powder'' is recognized at once t j as the brand of great name, the powder of highest J s favor and reputation. Everyone has absolute con- tr fidence in the food where Royal is used. I Pure and healthful food is a matter of vital im- portance to every individual. Royal Baking Powder assures the finest and most wholesome food. Avoid alum baking powders. They make tho food unwholesomo. ROYAL BAKING POWDER Cfj NEW YORK. MAY REDUCE THE 69TII. ItUMOn THAT THE nEGIMEXT WILL BE cut noirx to a battaliox. A Slate Offlcer Says Keasonable Time Will He Olven Befure Iludlcal 3Iaastires Are Taken lileut.rillear Itrslsns I. lent. Heiinsy Going, Too The Scanlon C'nse. Humors were rife yesterdny that the filitr nluth lteulmont wag to be reduced to a bat talion of Ave companies, halt of tho companies belne disbanded and consolidated with the othor hnlf. It was further said that Col. Denis Charles McCarthy, who recruited' the 109th lleeiment whllo tho Sixty-ninth was In tho United btates eorviee. would probably be selected to command and reorcanlze the Sixty-ninth. Maior-Gen. lloe waa out of town yesterday, but Inquiry In other hlch ofilcial uuarters failed to confirm the rumors of disbandment. Assistant Adjt.-Geu. T. J. O'Donohue of the Fifth lirieada said he did not believe any suoh scheme was on foot. A prominent Htato o Ul cer, when asked aa to the probability of herolo measures belne taken wltn the regiment, aald: "The reslenattona have been sprung; so suddenly that we have had no time to oonsider them, and therefore no plan for the reduction of the reslment lias yet been discussed, but I am free to say that the regiment must not de teriorate. Thar Is a certain standard whlcn we cannot permit any orsanlzatlon to fall bo low. Uf course, the Ulxty-nlnth has not been long mustered out or the United Htates ser vice and therefore needs a little mora time to get into condition, but after the lapse of a rea sonable time It would be natural that soms radical measures should be taken with It." Another resignation was aent in yesterday, which, added to those already in the bauds of Col. Dully, makes tlx. Theolllcer who re signed yesterday is I. lout. Edward I'. Ollgar ot Company K. who -was also In the volunteer regiment. Ul'ear Is known throughout the regiment na the "Irish Giant." on account of his groat size. Ills height is 0 feet 4 laches and his weight Is 2r0 pounds. He Is one of the most popular ofllcers In the regiment. I.iout. I". J. Keauey. also of Company K. it was announced, will resign In a fow hours. With Lieut. Keaney out Company K will have uo commissioned oilleer. As Companies Eand I are In tho same condition. It was anld that the Albany authorities would be compelled to tako summary action to keep tho regiment from going entirely to nieces. A prominent oilleer who sympathizes with Duffy said last night: "If ofllcers resign and men refuse to enlist and to do duty there can be no escape from reduction to a battalion, or. perhaps, uttor disbandment. That Is tho only way the authorities have for getting rid sum marily of the disturbing element. It has al ways been the favorite method of checking dissension In regiments." Col. Duffy's friends In the regiment were conlldent yesterday that hu would not suffer from the Ktate otllclnls. Thoy believe ho has the support of Adjt.-Uon. Andrews and point to the action taken in the case of Lieut. John P. Scanlon a fow days ago. Lieut. Scanlon had been a member of tli regiment since August, IHmm. nnd hail served as Corporal. 8ergeant. First S-ergcaiit. Ordnenco Sergeant and her. geant-Slnjor. Last spring ho was chosn Sec ond Lieutenant of Company E. and he passed the llrigade Examining lloard. A few ilars later ho wus mustered into the United States service as a Lieutenant. He served with tho regiment tn the South and was nppolnted Act ing Asslstnnt Adjutant-Oeneral. Second llri gade. Third Division, Fourth Army Corps, by llrlg.-Clen. Itlchard Comba. Wherr tho regi ment was ordered tc be mustered out Gen. Comba lu general orders, dated Iluutsvllle, Ala.. Jan. 111. 1KU1). eald: "The Hrlgadler-Gon-eral commanding desires to place on record his appreciation of the zeal and ability exhib ited by Lieut. Scanlon In the performance of all duties while connected .with Ids stall." After the regiment was mustered out of the United States seivlee. Limit. Scanlon implied to Adj'. (len. Andrews tor a commission as a Lieuten ant In '.ho National Guard, lie received a I communication from Gen. Andrews a fe.v days ago. stating that his application for the ' cuminixslon had been rejected. No reasons Blue and Black. Our special Blue and Black Serge Suits this season are made from the highest grade American and Australian mixed wool, combed and twisted to gether into worsted and woven by the best worsted mill in this country. They are absolutely fast color, cut in latest vogue, as near perfect in fit as clothing can be made, sewed with pure silk and made by experienced tailors. They are exceptional value and we guarantee them in every way. Single-breasted Coat Suits. $11.00. Douhlo-bronsted Coat Suits, Jl'J. 00. Double-hrcnsted Vests with either. 50 cents extra Have you seen our now Idea In Skeleton Tuxedos, silk-faced to edge. $.1.1X1" Everything for Men's Wear. T Raymonds (ql V'jMEKs3aUTriTTErS( . NASSAU. AND' CULTON ST& SJfjajfJBJfJ8jajBBSJSJSJBSJBJIBJiajBSJSJSJSJSJSJBSJPVJf wero given. Lieut. Scanlon la well knowa'ns an anti-Duffy man. When soen yesterday hu said: "Yes, It Is true that I was turned down bv Adit. -den. Andrews, and I attribute It to the pull of Col. Dully at Albany. My treatment has shown the ofllcors of the rglment that there Is no show for them against the pull of the Colonel, no matter how just their com plaints mny be. Tho general order from Gen. Comba. whoso long armv experience makes Mm a good judge, certainly shows that I nm competent to be a Second Lieutenant In time of peace if I was competent for Assistant d-jutant-Genornl of a brigado In time of war. My commission Is mine by right. ai"T passed the board, and It baa been unjustly withhold." Col. Duffy yesterday scouted the Idea of any dlshnndmont of the regiment. "The Sixty ninth," said he, "In a short time will be strong er and better thnn over It was and I hnve uo fear for the future." He said that Lieut. Bcnnlon's commission hnd been withheld for good and sufltclent reasons. The resignations of Major Lynch and Limits. Bulger, Gilgar nnd Molohan wero forwarded from regimental hendnuartors last night. Col. Duffy said he would do HkewUe with the res ignations of Capts. Healyand McCarthy as soon as the usual accounting of the State property for which they were responsible waa made. CUBAX JUXT.l ACCOUXTS. T. Kstrada Palma Denies That It Ever IUeelved 87,000,000. In response to a communication from the Cuban-American League. T. Estrada Talma of the Cuban Junta made apartlal financial state ment yesterday. Presldont McDowell of the League estimated the amount received by the Junta from subscriptions and other sources as nearly $7,000,000, and. on the basis of Mr. Palma's assertion that loss than $1,000,000 had been spent, asked for a statement as to the remainder of the sum. Instead of giving this, Mr. Palma mnde out forthe newspapers the following accounting of rocelpta: BECEirTS FROM JAN. 1. 1805. TO JAV. 30, 1800. Contributions nf cluhs nnd aconcles and (lunations nf Cubans and other persons residing In tho I'nltedBtatts f 893,000 Contributions of clubs, sgemles snd per sons In Mexico. West Indies. Central and Botith America, Including remit tance made by ttie agent of tho delega tion, Dr. Anstldcs Aguerro, from soma nf these countries 187,000 Contrlbutlonsiefelredfrom Paris, France, through the agency and otherwise, in rludlni: donations of Mrs. Marts Abreu do Estevez, the Terry Ilrotbers and other aiB.000 TAxe paid by plsnters and others direct to thu delegation or remitted by tho Provisional Government 47A.0O0 Net realized on the sals of bonds ae.ooo Total $1,513,000 In regard to tho expenditures, the state ment does not deal In llgures hut saysmerely: "Tho whole amount collected was ex ponded In assisting tho cause ot Cuban Inde pendence, leaving a small balance, which Is being applied to repatriation of indigent Cubans, und In executing otuur Instructions ot the Assembly." Mr. Palma says that all rocords and archives of tho Junta are stored inn fireproof storage building, nnd that ho is ready to make a full accounting to hlsGovernmeiitns soon as there shall bo any Government to make it to. Strikes Ordered nt Coney Island. The Brooklyn Hoard of Walking Delegates went In a body to Coney Island yestorday nnd ordered 6trlkes on all the contracts of Andrew Johnson, who Is superintendent for ex-Stnto Senator Iloynolda at Borough Park. Tho strikes aro to enforce the union scale of wnges for carpentorB and recognition of the Brother hood of Carpenters. Thero aro soveral griev ances againstContrnctorJohnson.ono of which Is that he has advertised for oarpentors. "Scandinavians preferred. " at $1.01) a dny. The union scnlo for llrooklyn enrpantors Is $.'1.25 a day. The strikes involve mechanics In about a dozen dlfToreut trades. The Weather. Fair weather continued In all (he Atlsntlo and Southern States and lu the States vest nf Missouri and Iowa. Showers fell In Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Mlesourl, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, north ern Hew York and northern Pennsylvania, duo to a storm of increasing energy central over the llakotas and moving eastward, Tha vUnd was from brisk to high lu the Missouri and upper Mississippi valleys and in the 'orthweet. Tho storm was drawing warmer weather north wsrd over tha Htatcs wost of the Mississippi, where the maximum temperatures rsnged between U44 and P2r. It waa also warmer In the middle Atlsntlo and New Kngland States, as the result of an area of high pressure central over tha south Atlantlo Ststes throwing off southerly winds. The rsinfall for April aud May has been less In this section than for tho same period In tbe past twenty-seven years. In this city the day waa fair: average humidity, Ml per cent.; wind southerly, averao velocity 12 miles an hour; barometer, corrected to read to sea level, at H A. M. 30.21, 3 P.M. .10. 1 H. The temperature as recorded by the official ther mometer and also by The Sun's thermometer at the street level is shown In the annexed tablet r Official .Sun, I , afficuil. fun. ISI'J. II'JH. 18-J). Wj. JM. I8SJ. oa. M.'i-J r.it sir. op, Mnn m 7a-" 13 M 72 r.S" 70' 111. M it ' ! 3 P. M 72 O.I 7' 13 Mid. 6t' &J ! WUIIINOTON rOUECAHT rOB SiTCnDiT. For Xtvt England and taittrn -Ysto York, tKowtri (o-ihil and Sunday ; brtlk foufau'rjl vnniii. For New Jersey, warmer, with Increasing cloudi ness to day; showers Sunday, brisk nouthwest winds. For tho District ot Coluiubls, eastern Pennsyl vania, Delaware and Maryland, warmer, with proba bly showers by ulght, showers Hundsy; brisk south to southwesterly winds. for western Pennsylvania, western New York aud Ohio, showers and probably thunderstorms; Uundsy high southwest winds and squalls. LAWYER SHLLMAN ROBBED XEARLY f 10,000 WOETIl OF JEWELHT i STOLEX I'UOSI HIS HOUSE. Safe Within a bnfe Plundered During Tltt Absonce In Kiirope Tnuipered With a Serond Time home of the Stolen Ar ticles Itcstorert Two bervants Arrested. Shortly alter their return from I'urope. about threo weeks ago. Mr. Thomas K. Stlllman. member of the law Qrm of Stlllman -t Hub bard, and his wlfo discovered that jewels. ' valued at between $8,000 and $10,000. had l been stolen from a small steel safe locked within nUnrco safe In the library at tholr home. t It.") Joralemon streot, Brooklyn. Some of the , jewels belonged to their daughter, MIsa Mary Stlllman. who was left behind In Kngland by her parents and who was one of the iyoung women recently presented at Court by Am bassador Choate. While Mr. and Mrs. Stlllman were abroad; ' tho younger members of the family remained in the Joralemon street bouse with eight tor- " " vante. Including Robert Wright, 20 yearn old. a Scotchman, and George Hlrd. 31! years old. an L'nzllshmun, who hail been employed at butlers in the family a few months ago. When the jewels were missed Mr. Stlllman placed the ' case .in the hands ot former Police Superin tendent William J. MuKelvey. who recently opened a private detective agency, and the latter has since been co-operating with Dep uty Chief Mackellar .in the investigation. Suspicion was soon directed to Wright, one ot the butlers, who had the .combination of the outer safe.an which most of the silverware was stored, but who was supposed to bo Iguoraiu of the combination for tho safe In which tbe jewels were kept. On Thursday afternoon Wright handed Mrs. Stlllman a clover leaf diamond-studded pin valued at $2,500. which wns among the missing articles, and which he said he had Picked up on tho floor of the II- . brary. A few hours later he gave Mrs. Stlll man a pearl and diamond brooch and a $5 gold pleco, which had nlso disappeared from tho safe. These, he explained, Hlrd had found on thu library Moor. Tho police discredited this story, as on Wednesday Cnpt. Heynolda had had the floor of tho library thoroughly swept and waa cer tain that the articles which tho butters sur rendered could not have been lying there and have escaped his observation. Among the arti cles still unrecovered aro a'dlamond pendant valued at 4.000 and u portion of a diamond necklace. Yesterdny afternoon Wright ana Hlrd were placed under arrest on suspicion of hnvlng stolen the jewels and committed to llaymond Street Jail by .Magistrate Kramer pending further investigation. Each 'disclaims all knowledge of tho robborv. Both camo to Mr. Btlllmnn with good references. Wright waa formerly a steward on n, Cunnrd Una steamer. Tho two butlers did not sleep In the Stlllman house, but In a furnished room at 3(J Hicks street. Cnpt. Reynolds find two of his detec tives went theruvestordayufternoon and found property belonging to Mr, btlllmnn. some of which was supposed to bo In tho big outor safe. It Included n HilvercukobnsketnndHomo other , articles of silverware, which had boon in tha family for thirty yenrs j Japanese cups snuoora ' and glassware, nnd four silk nightshirts be longing to Mr Stillnian. This wns nil taken to l'ollco Headquarters, nnd l.ist night Mrs. Still inan called there and Identified It. There waa also a silk nightshirt with tlio initials "S. B. 1'." which is tupposod to belong to n mnn la this city lu whoso houso Hlrd wasoncoom- Tho discovery of these articles In the rooms of tho prisoners will enable tlm pollco authori ties to have tho prisoners held pending thn further uui'ht for the $5,000 worth of jewels Mill missing. The thief who stole the juwels must have been In possession of tha ; combination lu tho Innor j-afe. but hovr t he miinnged to obtnln It H a mystery. t Mrs. Stlllman soys that about ten daya after Hlrd was employod she gave him thu combination of the outer safe, and at tha same time tore olT from the plecnof paper on, ' which the numbers were Inscribed tho combi nation for the Inner safe, but bhe cannoj recall what she did with tho piece of , paper bearing the inttor combination. Ill was her Impression, however, thnt alio pu It in berpoeketbook. Mrs. Stlllman says that even ultur the discovery of tho robbery the in nor wifo had been tampered with and two penrl removed from a gold bracelet. It was ono of these pearls thnt Hlrd returned to her. with the explanation that ho had picked It up on the Hour. . , , , , Hlrd. It has beon learned, had bcon employed as butler In snvernl well-known fnmllles In Manlinttiui.und Capt. Reynolds will huve hia record looked up. waxts io sek anAXn junrsTixurns, Imllotail Clerk's Counsel finys lis Hail X Chance to Ileituts a. Larceny Charge. Lawyer James McLaughlin mado a motion yestorday before Judge McMahon In General Sessions to Inspect tho minutes of tho Orand Jury In tho case of Frank Bonnett, who was In dicted recently on tho charge of grand laroeny. Bennett Is chargod with taking from tho Dela ware, Lackawanna and Western Ballroad la this city, where he wns umployed. slxteea round-trip tickets to Chicago und twenty-ona tickets to IlulTalo. Mr. McLaughlin said thai his client hud been Indicted without getting a, chance tn rufutu tin- charges before a t Ity Magistrate J udge McMahon resorved duclslon. FOR "BABY'S SKIN SCALP AND HAIR And provontlng tho flrnt symptoms of die tresslng rushes, nothing so pure, so sweet, so wholesome, so speedily effective u-tCi'Tlct'na. 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