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Stars of Burnloc Cm That War Retail
, 1r ky Mi Kioten Llg-htenthe Heeven-
Follce, Aimed to the Teeth, Are Ordered
to the scene.
Chloago, July (.The rky is lighted
Bp wtth the glare of the flames from the
BOO or metre freight oars thut are bunt
ing In the Eldson yards on the Grand
Trunk road. A hundred police have
gone to the toenewlth orders to ulioot
m night If they are attacked. The lot
' to the Grand Trunk will lie enormous,
. A mob began work on the Burlington
thortly before midnight, burning many
oars In the yardi at Hawthorne.
For the first time tlnoe the A. It. U,
declared the strike in actual operation
a feeing of feur and alurin permeates
the entire community. In business
circle it was the one absorbing topic
during the day while to-night In the
residence districts the evening papers
oommanded a premium, and the tele
phones were besieged with anxious en
A mob entered the Fifty-first
street yards of the Pittsburg and
Fort Wayne road this afternoou,
One of the many scores of
freight cars standing there empty was
soon ablaze. Seventeen other cars bo-
longing to the company were destroyed
before the fire department oould extin
guish the names.
The General Managers1 association
net to-day. Eaoh member talked in
fliunontly about the statements made
by the governor to President Cleveland
In relation to the inability of
the railway oompanles to obtain
sufficient .men to operate their
trains. A resolution was adopted
stating that upon a great majority of
' the railroads entering Chloago at least
as many aa 90 per cent, of the employes
are ready to do their accustomed work
if given proper protection against vio
lence or Interference and that the asso
ciation has now now ready to work a
large number of competent railroad
tnen, suffloient to fill any vacancies, and
that the sole cause for any material
ttoppage of railroad business Is the law
lessness of mobs.
, Six of the most prominent trunk lines
served notice to-day on Mayor Hop'
kins and Corporation Counsel Rubins
.of the intention to hold the city of Chl-
tago as well as the county of Cook lia
ble for all financial loss involved in the
, destruction of railroad property by the
Motors. President Thomas of the West-
era Indiana road instructed the com
jtfpwmy' lawyers to prepare a bill to be
" 91ed in the Vnited States court-to re-
- (over damages from the city and county
nd the bills for damages may aggre
gate $1,000,000.
At a meeting of local labor leaders
)o-day a resolution was passed asking
Ivery trades union In the oity to ap
point a oommlttee with power to attend
I meeting next Sunday and participate
m such action as may seem best calcu
lated to insure the success of the Ameri
can Railway union in the present
The Torch is Applied to loaded Can by
Mobs of Thousands.
Chicago, July 6. Two hundred and
twenty-five ears freight cars on the
Pan Handle tracks, between Forty'
fifth and Fifty-ninth streets, a dlstanoe
of about one mile, were totally de
0troyed by fire between the hours of 6
and 8 0clook to-night.
Shortly after B o'clock Immense
crowds of men, women and boys were
seen going from the stock yards to
ward the net-work of tracks at the
crossings of Forty-seventh street. The
mob was augmented every minute by a
Seemingly never-ending string of strik
ers and their sympathizers, and at
about ( o'elook fully 4,000 people were
massed along the traoks from Forty
IHJth street south. They were the
. Stock yards crowd and Intent on - a
repetition of last night's destruction.
The few police who remained on duty
Were utterly powerless. They were not
even noticed by the strikers, who went
to work at once.
"Down the tracks," was the cry, and
' with a rash the mob started south
ward. .Bunches of waste were stolen
.' from the ' switchmen's shanties, and,
soaked with the "dope" used In oiling
I the cars, made excellent torches. At
Forty-seventh street five cars standing
on the' Grand Trunk's line were the
first to meet destruction. Some of
them wese loaded. The seals of these
were broken and the doors slid back.
Bunches of burning waste were thrown
Inside, quickly Igniting the contents
, and In less than' three minutes the five
cars were biasing fiercely.
The crowd then surged on. It kept
to the Pan Handle tracks and at
Forty-ninth street: came upon six more
ears. These were' fired in a twinkling,
and on went the oeowd. In the Garfield
Boulevard yards of the Pan Handle
four traoits were fujl of freight oars,
sum than half of them loaded. At
this eroeslng was located a switch
man's tower and this was first fired.
Then the neb turned its attention to
the cars on the side, but fer some
Mason fired but one of them a ear of
dressed beet, which had been started
eastward several days ago.
: The crowd suddenly stopped its in
cendiarism, and : began to tear up
swltob.es, "After a .number had been
. rendered assies the mob continued on
jlts.'waj! southward.- At Fifty-eighth
street was situated the station of the
. combined ipada. ' Tata was fired qulek
: tr Md destroyed! A strong wind was
I blowing and' the flames were quickly
tgread $xnm tiuteer pr few jfeaoks
The 5 1-
road people say there were fifty
there, forty of them loaded. All
soon a mass of flames. About thi n
of the cars contained meat from
big packing houses of Armour, 8w Cl
and Morris. . o
By this time the Are department haS
been aavisea 01 me urea unnw nam
on tIM traOKS ana naa sent mm
forces there, But on learning or me
seriousness of the situation at Fifty
elshth street they abandoned their
fight further northward and came to
the scene of the conflagration, which
promised to be serious. 1
Upon the approach of the Ore and po
lice departments the mob turned about
and started for the oity.
On its way to Forty-seventh street It
set fire to all the cars It bad missed on
Its trip southward. No water could be
obtained near the Garfield Boulevard
yards, and the car are slowly burning
up. It was noticed that the leaders of
the mob were mostly foreigners and as
it retraced Its steps a few leaders, ao
companled by hundreds of followers,
started off In the direction of the stock
yards. There are 350 cars In the dlstrlot
now In possession, of the mob and it Is
probable that all will be destroyed by
A number of hoodlums were In the
gang, and they seemed especially pro
flcient In the use of the torch.
President Debs this afternoon said
"The situation Is more promising for
the railway union now than at any time
since the Pullman strike began. Trade
unions in Chicago and the country over
have given assurances of help. In Call
fornia $100,000 has been raised for us by
popular subscription. A mass meeting
will be held here Sunday night to pro
test against the calling of government
troops here. It is an outrage to bring
them here and the people will resent It
General Miles Is quoted as saying that
he has defeated the strike. If he said
that he Is a disgrace to the position he
occupies. The polloe and state militia
could and would put down the rioting If
let alone. I regret the disturbances,
but we cannot govern the lawless."
General Master Workman Sovereign
of the Knights of Labor arrived here to
day from Omaha and had a Conference
with President Debs, Vice President
Howard and their associate directors.
The sit lint Ion was thoroughly canvas
ed and Sovereign agreed to Issue a gen
eral strike call to the Knights whenever
a request to that end was presented.
At the conclusion of the conference he
"I am here to render all the assistance
In my power to the American Railway
union, and I shall do whatever the ofll-
cers of that body determine will be best
to serve the Interests of the strike.
The crest of this great movement is
almost reached, and In my opinion It is
imperative that every labor organiza
tion put In its hardest to help win this
strike. If the result in this battle goes
against the men It is difficult to tell
when labor will re Dover from the effect
of the disaster. , This is the most criti
cal period In the history of unionism in
This will practically be a battle for
self-protection aad for the future life of
every worklngman In the country.. De
feat will mean not a temporary set-back
alone, but a permanent and everlasting
disadvantage to organized labor and
honesty among the working people of
the land.
A walk-out of all members of all
unions in the city might bring about
good. Certainly it would force upon the
people a stronger realisation of the ne
cessity for a settlement of these trou
bles. "I know that whatever I do now to aid
the strikers will be heartily endorsed
by the 150,000 members of the organiza
tion' I represent,
The ministers of the oity have called
a meeting of citizens in favor of settling
the great strike by arbitration. It will
be held Sunday afternoon at Battery D
armory. Bishop Fallows and Dr. P.
Henson have the matter In charge, and
have Invited Mayor Hopkins and other
city officials to be present. Addresses
will be delivered by Bishop Fallows, Dr.
Hanson and others.
Both gangs of the mob again met at
Forty-ninth and Halstead streets and
continued their march to the yards,
The 850 oars in the yards were com
pletely destroyed and when the mob
reaohed the stock yards it divided un
into small gangs and separated among
the big packing houses. It is feared
that the worst is to come and that the
mob will destroy the big packing houses
during the night.
On their return march the rioters set
fire to four oars standing on the Grand
Trunk traoks west of Ashland avenue.
The cars were loaded with baled twine.
An alarm of fire was sent in, but it was
several minutes before the firemen
reached the scene. The overworked
horses were so exhausted that it was
with difficulty that they oould be foroed
off a walk. The Bremen in this district
had responded to nearly ' sixty calls
during the past twenty .four hours, and
as they reaohed the traoks they were
received with jeers and curses by a mob
of Bohemians, Poles and Italians.
The firemen did not . succeed la
quenching the flames before the cars
were destroyed, and had already reaoh
ed the engine house again, when they
were called -out from the same box.
The mob had set fire to other cars. This
time the worn-out firemen made but
feeble efforts to extinguish the blaze.
At o'oleok the oars had been reduoed
to ashes. . .
At & o'clock the Lake Shore company
sent out a train load of men to repair
the tracks between Thirty-ninth and
Fifty-first jstreets. At -Forty-Beventh
street two men dropped from the train
to repair switohee, but 500 strikers and
sympathisers rushed down upon them
f and beat them unmercifully with clubs
and coupling pins. Both men were
severely out about the face and head
before they were rescued by the police.
The Third battalion, commanded by
Major Tahnan, numbering about 200
men, arrived at Pullman shortly before
o'clock, That this move was taken
none too soon was demonstrated early
mm evening ny tne appearance in the
city of a crowd .of people composed
largely of those who have caused the
-a -j . .-. " . -rite
which were filled with cars.
it Was One of the Bi rights
jBo.ton-I.nUI the Kod It Wh Be-
tween the Meo-WnlooU Haloed Bio
oa O'Brien.
Boston, July 0. Joe Wuloott added
another to hi long lint of victories to
night at the Ciuluo by kuocklng out
Dick O'Brion of Lewbton, Mo., In tho
twelfth rouml. In one of the best glove
ooiitenU ever oon In Boston, aud now
stand at the bead of hi oliws. The
work was hot on the part of both from
start to finish. Koarly 8,000 people
wore wrought to a high pltoh of excite
ment during every round, and a major
ity seemed to favor O'Brien, although
the colored man did not lack admirers,
It was about 9 o'olook when the princi
pals entered the ring, Waloott appear
ing first and being greeted with faint
baud clapping. The referee was Doo
When time was callod O'Brien at once
took the offensive, and was the first to
strike a blow. He landed lightly with
his right and left on Waloott'i face and
body. Then Waloott placed a stiff one
on O'Brien's ribs. O'Brien met Waloott
every time he aimed a blow and had
the better of the round.
O'Brien landed a terrible right-hander
on Waloott's nose at the beginning of
the second round, drawing blood, and
punched Waloott all over the ring,
Then tho colored man began to get In
nis worK ana planted a number of hot
ones on O'Brien's face and body. The
third round opened up rather tamo, but
waioott warmed up and landed several
stiff blows on O'Brieu's ribs with his
left, also some effective swings on
O'Brien's jow. Then O'Brien made
a rush for Walcott and gave
him a straight arm blow in the
face which staggered him and sent
him to the ropes. Walcott got out of
tne corner and punched wildly at
O Brien. During the melee the crowd
was on its feet cheering and someone
threw a tumbler of water at the two
men In the ring. The tumbler hit Po
lice Captain Warren, cutting him slight
ly. The Incident caused great excite
ment, but the police were unable to find
the person who threw the glass. The
fighters kept right on and O'Brien land
ed several blows on Walcott's head,
walcott forced the pace In the
fourth and led with his left- O'Brien
got in one or two rib blows but the
blaok fighter landed a half dozen ter
rible punches on. O'Brien's faoe.
O'Brien showed a. wonderful ablflty to
bear punishment, but was forced to
his knees in this round. In the next
round "Walcott went at O'Brien like
lightning. He swung with his right and
caught O'Brien on the chin. This only
staggered O'Brien slightly and he made
for the colored man. He led with his
left for Walcott's face and the latter
countered beautifully with his left on
O Brlen's face.
O'Brien looked happy In the fifth
round and emphasized his pleasure by
getting in a stiff punch with his left on
Walcott's face. Then Joe got excited
and made a wicked pass for O'Brien's
face, landing on his chin. Both men
were working hard. O'Brien seemed
fresh, and rained blow after blow on
Walcott s face and body. Several of
Walcott's Bwings mlesed, and the white
man had the beter of the round.
In the seventh Walcott landed his left
on the ribs and the latter was driven to
his corner. He went on his knees again
to avoid punishment and when he got
up was forced all around the ring, but
displayed remarkable staying powers.
When the eighth round began O'Brien
took offensive and led with hls'Ylght
for Walcott's face, and the latter
slipped and fell outside the ropes. ' Dur
ing the remainder of the round he ap
peared to be resting his arms, for he did
no leading, once when forced to the
ropes he planted his left.
In the ninth Walcott began by leading
for O'Brien's face and landed a stiff One
with his right. Then they clinched
Walcott tripped over the ropes in his
corner and fell while the crowd' cheered.
Then O'Brien began to do good worlfc
driving him to the ropes and stopping
him. Walcott had to clinch to avoid
punishment. Walcott assumed the o
fenslve again in the tenth. O'Brien
rushed the darkey to the ropes and put
In some hot blows on his face. Then
Walcott delivered several, wicked
swings on O'Brien's body. O'Brien
again went to his knees to avoid punish
ment. It now appeared only a question
of which man could stand punishment
the longer. O'Brien - appeared to - be
strong and led with his left for Wal
cott's chin in the eleventh round, land
ing there. Walcott got in two stiff
nnnihaa in TT3yI ckwi'a tnnn iYt44ba
O'Brien returned the comptlmefft. Both
men appeared to be winded as the
round closed.
As the twelfth round began Walcott
slipped on a rope again and fell in his
corner. He appeared almost as fresh
as when the fight began: O'Brien
looked weak and when Waloott deliv
ered a left swing on bis face he
looked still weaker. O'Brien attempted
to strike back, but his blows seemed to
have no effect. Walcott delivered a
dozen to O'Brien's one.
Finally Walcott drove his opponent
into the corner and rained blows upon
his face and body until O'Brien fell In a
heap and was unable to rise again at
the call of time, Walcott was then de
clared winner.
W1U Stand by SatolH.
Rome, July 6. The pope has inform
ed one of the principal members of the
propaganda fide that he will never tol
erate any opposition to my lord rjatolll.
the papal ablegate In the United States
Rev. Dr. Burtsall of Roundout. N. T
will remain to Borne for soma- time
-longer - - t
MHtir irrour.tr.
The Federal Oovemm CVIU It emtio la
the Want
Wueliliigton, July 6.K!TorU of the
dmluistratlou in conJtiot'itouwltliGcu
era! Sohofleld Is being directed lo ar
ranging for the peody ouivutratiun of
troops at Chicago, Ths fi-ilnrul govern
ment I In the conflict to ntny and will
exhnudt every meuu hi it power to
bring about a compliance with the In
Juuctlont Issued by the United Btato
courts, A cabinet offiorr Is authority
for this.
it it further stated tbat the purpone
of the government It not to attempt to
control the mob eiigaged iu riutluglu
Chloago and il6where tin 1cm the stato
authorities fall iu this duty. The gov
ernment troop aud tho posses of the
United State deputy marshals will de
vote their energies to protecting govern
ment property, to prevent lug interfer
es with tho Interstate commerce and
to securing the free transmission of tho
The cabinet meeting to-day resulted
In a general understanding to carry out
tho policy already Indicated. One
Important matter developed at the
meeting was that the militia organlza
tlons of one state could be called on to
suppress disorder In another state
whore the local authorities had failed
to enforce obedience to law. Attorney
General OIney said there was ample
constitutional authority for such ac
tion, and it is unlikely that prepnra
lions for drawing on state military
for duty will be made.
The proper distribution of govern
ment troops Is causing serious concern
at the war department. A high official
said to-day that 5,000 regulars were
needed to suppress the disorders In
the west. All the companies of Infant
ry, batteries of artillery and troops of
cavalry at western army posts are
needed where they are now stationed,
The army authorities are apprehen
Blve that if they are sent to various
; points where rioting Is going on trou
ble will follow at the places from which
the troops are withdrawn. This is par
ticularly true of San Francisco. The
failure of the California state militia
to preserve order at Saoramento has
caused the government to consider the
advisability of sending regulars there
and the federal officials are confident
that the Fifth United-States artillery,
now at the Presidio. of San Francisco,
could restore order at Sacramento with
out difficulty. But it is not considered
good policy to withdraw the regiment
from the Presidio at this time, for the
absence of troops might 'prove the op
portunity for riotous movements there,
So it Is all over the west, and General
Sohofleld la holding his forces in reserve
while he watches every; Indication of
disorder that may cairter action on the
part of his soldiers.
The War department has thirty-three
oompanles of Infantry, forty-four bat
teries of artillery and eight troops of
cavalry In the east.
Most of these could be drawn on for
service In Chicago or elsewhere. These
troops are stationed at Governor's Is
land, New York; Fort Monroe, Va.; Fort
McHenry, Md.; Wasshington barracks,
D. C; Columbia barracks, O.; Fort
Adams, R. I.; Fort Preble, Me.; Fort
Trumbull, Conn.; Fort Warren, Mass,
and other points, and could be quickly
transferred to Chicago.
A telegram received by General Scho
field to-day from Colonel Pierson, com
mantling the United States forces at
Raton, N. M. , says that the first pass
enger train mat nas gone east In a
week started from Raton at 5 p. m.
yesterday with a guard of troops to
prevent rioters from drawing coupling
pins on heavy grades lh the mountains.
Mall Late In New York.
New York, June 6. The receipt of
mail from the west at the New York
postoftice Is in a bad way, and no end of
aamagqana disappointment has been
caused. Chicago mails arrived tn-dnv
tweivu at uuctu nours later man usual,
Flttebnrg 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 T
Philadelphia 02100806 2113
HUs-Plttsbuvir T. Phlladelnhia lfi &mr
Plttebura i. PhlladelDbla 8. Batto-HenKlllon
ft 1 L ' J . ., TI...J , i V 1
At Louisville
Louisville OOloonnan a
New York 10021140 1-10
Hlte-LouisvlUe 11. New York 17. Krrnm
iiouisvuie o. nev iorjt . outKTjes Pepper.
At Cleveland
Boston 801.01300 x 19
Cleveland 000001BOO 6
Hits Boston 22. Cleveland 18.V En-orn Boa.
Aran; uuppy ana immeiy.
: Tariff Bill Beforred.
Washington, July 6, The reference of
the tariff bill to the committee on ways
and means was made this afternoon in
the house in the most Informal' man
ner possible, After the opening prayer
Speaker Crisp announced "House bill
No; 4,W4. A BIU to Reduce Taxation
to Provide Revenue for the Government
and for Other Purposes." Nobody ap
parently paid any particular attention
to the matter, although several repub
licans dropped the papers they were
reading; and Speaker Crisp calmly re
marked, "Order it printed and referred
to the committee on ways and means."
And that? is all there was of the" pro
ceedings. -, ,
TXlflflB AT Tvxtno.
Foote of Yale and Howland Won lint
Prlie In Doable.
Tuxedo Park, July 8. At the Tuxedo
tennis tournament to-day . Malcolm
Chace of Providence won the first
in Singles. To-morrow he will meefcHo
bart of New York, and play for the
ohamplonshlp trophy. John Howland
and A. B. Foote won .the first prise in
Men's singles Final round; Malcolm
Chace of Brown university defeated A. '
H. Foote of Yale, 6-1, 6-0, 6-8. .
Men's doubles Finals: Jehn Howland
and A. E. Foote of Yale defeated Mal
colm Qhace and'Oean, MUlep WM,
JULY 7, 1894
orroniTtox to xitn. xmifivh av-
An Interesting llearinc liefare the County
t'ommlwlunere A Camera I'aed O
Monday on the Bulldln, When a Ul
Trad Was Apparently Done.
Olio of the most breexy hearing yet
bold before Ilia county cominlMlonein
wusthut yexterduy on t lie application
of Rose 8. Miiuer to tull Intoxicating
liquor at the corner of East ami State
street. The remonstrant were ably
represented by 8. P. Thrasher, eorotiiry
of tho mto Law aud Ordor league,
while Mrs. Matter's Intercut were
looked after by ox-Prosecuting Agent
In presenting his crko Mr. Thraoher
Oluimed that hi objections were tinned
upon statutory ground, namely, the
uiisultablllty of the applicant and the
unmiltabllrty of the place. lie fimt In
troduced the stenographer' report, of
the reoent trial of Thomas J. Coffey,
who ha been the lloensee of the place
In question for several years. The pur
pose of this evidence wn to show that
tho place had an established reputation
for law-brenklug, mid that- Mrs. Mnlicr
had permitted her house to lie used Iu
connection with Coffey's saloon for
Sunday liquor selling. The Introduc
tion of this evidence was strenuously
objected to by Mr. Mies, but admitted
by the pouimiioiioucro.
Mr. Louis A. DulK-ock, the first wit
ness for tho remonstrants, then took
the stand and testified that the pluco
had had an unsavory reputation for
several years, that ho had lcon told
of Sunday violations by several putties
who had visited the place aud had seen
the illegal sales. Presumably these men
were in the employ of the Law and
Order league. When asked by Com
missioner Reynolds If he could produce
these witnesses, Mr. Bubcook said they
would be produced at the proper time.
From personal observation ho testi
fied that on six different Hitndnys he
had seen occurrences at tho place,
which convinced him that the law
was being violated. On three
different occasions ho had seen Mrs.
Maher's son open the gate and let people
kt and out of the alleyway leading to
Coffey's Suuday barroom. One Sunday
witness and another man had secreted
themselves in a room opposite the sa
toon in question, with a camera fooussed
upon the entrance to the saloon and
counted 280 peoplo going Into the place.
Mrs. Maher's sou was, during the larger
part of the time, busy letting people in
and out of the alleyway. Many photo
graphs were taken during the time,
clearly showing the extent of the Sun
day traffic and registering a large num
ber of persons well known to the watch
ers. Mr. Bnbonck was briefly cross-examined
by Mr. Nile, but nothing affecting
his direct testimony was brought out.
John Adt, who owns a fuctory on the
next block, was the next witness. Ho
said that he had passed the place at
least once every Sunday, aud sometimes
two and three times, and on nearly
every occasion, until within about three
weeks, -he had seen evidence of Sunday
truffle' He had seen Mrs. Maher's son
watching the place and had seen him
use a key iu looking and unlocking the
gate for the accommodation of the Sun
day patrons. He said the place had the
reputation of doing a thriving Sunday
Mr. Forsyth testified as to the reputa
tion of the place and what he had seen
In reference to the violation of the law.
On cross examination by Mr. Niles
all the witnesses testified that they
knew nothing against the character of
the applicant, except that she was oog
nizaut of the law breaking referred to.
Mr. Thrasher introduced the court
record snowing that the applicant's
husband had paid $74.05 in settlement
of a complaint for violating the Sunday
liquor law, while he was bartender for
his wife.
For the applicant Mr. Niles intro
duced the evidence of Mr. and Mrs.
Maher, Officer Connelly and a Mr. Hea
ley. The substance of their testimony
was that Mrs. Maher was a woman of
good repute and that they believed she
would keep an orderly place. Nothing
of interest was developed In the cross-
examination of the witnesses except in
that of Officer Connelly who said tbat
Mrs. Maher had previously kept an
orderly place and that his only objec
tion was "that she kept It too strict."
"Mr. Connelly, don't you remembrr
going around to the back yard, climb
ing over the fence and entering Mr.
Coffey's place and finding several men
in his barroom one Sunday?" asked Mr.
That was Officer Clancy, not me at
all," replied Officer Connelly.
"What do you know about the repu
tation of Mr. Coffey's place?"
"Oh, I have beard tbat he has had a
good deal of trouble with the Law and
Order league."
"Now, Mr. Connelly, do you think
that a plaoe where the law is violated
continuously Is a suitable plaoe in
which to sell lntoxioatlng liquors?"
Mr, Connelly promptly replied:
"Show me a place In New Haven that
doesn't violate the law."
The oase was argued at some length
by both sides. Mr. Thrasher held that
he was standing upon perfectly legal as
well as high moral ground inremonstrat
ing against the granting of the lioense
in question. He read from the superior
court decision In' the Michael's oase of
Bristol, in which the court held that "no
person, the owner of a building In which
he has permitted -violations of the law,
Is a suitable person to be granted a li
cense," and that "no building whioh
has long been used In violating the law
can be a suitable place for the sale of
liquor under a license. The character
is bad." Mr. Thrasher olaimed that it
had been shown by evidenoe that Mrs.
Maher, the owner of the buildina-
ln question, had long permitted viola
tions of the law by her tenant, tbat her
son had been- a party to suoh
violations and that the husband had a
court record fer the same offence. As
to the place, he olaimed that there
could be no doubt In the minds of the
commissioners that It had a well
founded repntatlpit -f or law breaklBg,
that it clearly eitme within tho menu-
lug of Juilfje, Wheeler' decision, ultovo
lie regretted that he wits nimble to
Introduce further evidence on account
of It interfering with futuru prosecu
tion of Mr. Coffey.
Mr. Nile argued that the evidence by
I lie rciiioiiftnini )uu no lieiirlni: ou the
case ami uiiclii nil to lie stricken out.
The commissioner nnorvcd their ile
elitlon. MKETtTwirU O II HAT t'A t oil.
The Idea of Havlug a Mub-Matloii at the
(Md City Market Kite.
Tho mutter of building a tub-station
on the site of the old City market, which
wot broached in the Courlor of yester
day at the desire of many prominent
business men, hus met with a great deal
of favorable comment ultout town
among the leading merchants In the
center of the city. Tho old stmoture
was nn eye-sore to all, and tin- fnot of
It being in tho center of a city of
100,000 people hus been commented
upon by till observing visitor to tho
city. Now is the timethe gentlemen
urge, for the railroad company to build
a sub-Htution that will be a credit to the
city, and one which will compare with
the other elegant buildings that the
railroad company lias ereoted lit this
city and other parts of the state. Ono of
our leading mcrchunts bus a plan which
no doubt would meet with favor among
the directors of the road, mid that is to
erect a suli-station on Chapel street and
an arcade at the Wooster street end to
accommodate ten or fifteen stores.
Frank W. Citnadu, of Brooks & Co.,
is also very favorable to tho sub-stutiou
In Newark, which Is of about the
size of this city, they have three cen
trally located stations," said Mr. Cun
ada this morning. "Aud a similar
policy Is pursued In most of the lurge
cities. In Middletown, Bridgeport,
Dunbury, Ansouia, aud many other
large towns of this state, the station is
right in the center of the town, and why
should It not be horo, the largest town
in the stater Of what irreat accommo
dation It would le to all the towns on
the north and east of us whose peoplo
conic here to trade. They do not wish
to be taken down to the new depot,
three-quarters of a mile from city hall.
Why, the new depot that is to be built
will still be a halt mile away from the
city hall.
Charles M. Walker, of the Charles
Mouson company, spoke in similar
terms about the proposed sub-station.
He 1b very anxious to see the mutter
pushed through and says the present
is just the time to make the change.
He believes that the large local travel
to and from the north and east Is of
sufficient Importance to reoelve some
consideration and urges that the local
Inward trains at least should stop at
the old depot.
General George H. Ford said that
such a sub-station would prove of grout
convenience for the people from the
north and east who come to this city to
shop, as well as to business men whose
business in New Haven is in tho center
of the city. General Ford instanced
Chicago aud Philadelphia, whose sub
stations on all the leading railroads
were exceedingly numerous and by
which the people were landed right
where thoy wished to stop. Another
matter that he advocated was. the bridg
ing of the entire cut.
Justin 15. Burgess of the Burgess Fur
and Hat company said the project was
a fine one and oould but benefit the oity
and the public and prove a great publio
convenience. Now was the time to
thus greatly improve this important
point. The stopping of accommodatloji
trains at this point would be hailed with
anticipation by thousands.
Jacob Uroschart has opened a new
store at 59 Union street. Ho also Is
heartily In favor of a substation scheme.
His account books wore iu his safe and
were not at all damaged by the lire. In
looking over the debris yesterday he
found Beven or eight pieces of money
under the safe that showed that they
had been subjected to intense heat. A
number of Italians were also busy yes
terday eating some of his fine meats,
whioh they found under the depot early
Thursday morning,
Hon. llenjamln Douglas.
The Religious Herald, speaking of the
lato Hon. Benjamin Douglas of Middle
town and his very worthy chnrncter as
a citizen and a business man, says:
"But there was a far nobler side to
him to be ooinmended as. witnessed in
his manly Christian ohoratter. It has
been our good fortnne to have been fa
miliarly acquainted with bun for many
years. We have frequently met Mm in
ecclesiastical councils, in chnreh fellow
ship meetings, in church conferences, in
the meetings of the CSaneottout Con
gregational club, and in? other places
where the characteristics of Intelligent
Christian men can be seen. Mr. Doug
las was not demonstrative, but
every Interest pertaining to tbe
welfare of society found In
him a ready and warm-hearted re
sponse. He was In close sympathy
with Puritan principles, while hufln
telligent Christian magnanimity and
his decidedly evangelical and spiritual
type of ptety, led him to earnest oor
operation in every effort that seemed
likely to advance the interest of Christ's
kingdom. There was in his remarks
upon subjeote that are dear to every
true Christian heart a manifest, deep
sympathy that was quickening and
drew one Into "admiration and love of
the man. Would that there were more
leading men of business in all our com
munities of his type of citizenship, of
patriotism, of magnanimity, of Chris
tian character. Blessed will bo his
memory wherever he was known,"
Woodmont Notes.
The Misses Stevenson and Drew are
guests of Miss Warren.
Mrs. Trowbridge and friends had a
deliolons dinner at Stanford's. This fa
mous Inn excels all Jutbert on the shore
In the culinary art.
Colonel Burpee aud family of Water-
burjrare at the Pembroke,
hereral Hulnrlre linked Humphrey fitreet
fc'hool Will Itemaln In l.ovell uutrlrkx
All rotltimi In the llnardiimn Manuitl
Training Mi-hool Killed Kx-t Tw.i.
A special meeting of the board of
education was held last evening. Tlul
salary of MUs (ieotglaua Barber, 0b, of
Washington school was made fl."0 in.
stead of J04U; that of Mis Klla A.
Strong, 2a, of West street school, t40
Instead of tlftOj Miss Xelllo Story of tlio
Ferry street school, $715 instead of
700j Mis Sarah A. Lewi of the Cedar
street school, 715 Instead of $700; Mis
Georgia Hardy of tho Lloyd street
school, eoilO Instead of $020; Mis K. W,
Andrews of Winchester school, 57ft lu
stead of $100, It win voted to give
Miss Blackmail, tho typewriter of tho
board of education, u three weeks' rue
cation ut a timo In August to be dcelg.
nated by tho superintendent. It wag
voted that the Humphrey street school
remolii in Lovell district and th at Su
perintendent Curtis lie given discitj
tlonury power to smut scholars to tbo
Fair, Hamilton or other districts. This
is only a temporary arraugeiueut; for
when the State Normal school leaves
the Skinner school and the rooms euu
again be occupied it will be unnecessary.
unarlos Sargent, A. M was appoint-
ed to the position at a salary of $l,400dri
the high school recently made vacant
by the appointment of Mr. Malcobra
Booth to the Boardman Manual Train
Ing school.
A. H. Moss, A. B., was appointed
teacher of science In the Boardman
Manuel Training school at a salary of
$1,100. He Is also qualified to teach
blacksmithing, F. J. Lloyd, A. B., wa
appointed teacher of English in ths;
Boardman Training school at a salary;
of $850. Charles L. Kirschner, '90 S., will
be appointed teacher of mechanical
drawing in the Boardman Training
school at a salary of $1,200 per annum,
if he will accept. Miss Ella A. Pierce o4
the Boston cooking school, was appotnt
ed teacher of cooking at a salary oi
$750. Miss Dayton's salary was made
$800. The library and apparatus list was
approved and it was voted that an ap
propriation equal to the state appro
prlatlon for library and apparatus ba
made. This will amount to about $780.
The matter of purchase was referred td
the committee on supplies.
Prof. Jepson was authorized to select
music for the coming year, and select a
chorus of 350 voices, and that the same
number of musical selestlons be given
at the graduating exercises as this
year. - y
Mr. Marble of the high school ashdj
for an appropriation of $1,100 for scien
tific purposes. The Hat was tabled for a
time, and Mr. Marble will be invited to
appear before the board and explain
its nature.
The matter of the tablet with file
name of the architect and the board oil
education, which it was voted at tha
la.st meeting should be placed In tha
Boardman Manual Training school,
was reconsidered and the matter was
referred to the committee on construe
tion with power to act.
All the positions at the Boardmani
Manual Training school are now filled,
with the exception of the teacher oi
woodwork and his assistant.
The committee on supplies announced
that the contract for stationary will ba
awarded to the New Haven Paper com-,
pany; the printing contract to the Staf
ford Printing company; for pens, lnkj
etc., to E. F. Judd; for janitors' sup
piles, to Llndsley, Root & Co. The com
mittee was also given power to reblndl
all books which are necessary to be re
bound. The committees on special construc
tion and special instruction were direct
ed to "prepare , proper dedicatory exer
cises for the opening of the Boardmaal
Manual Training school.
It Was Held at Lake Whitney Yesterday:
Afternoon Under Rather Unfavorable
The annual festival and merry-making
of the Miilley, Neely & Co. Athletia
association was held at Lake Whitney
yesterday under rather unfavorable cir
cumstunees. Four special cars carried
tho members with their friends, about
200 in number, to the lake. They staid
out there until the shower came up and
them came back to the city and wend
to Veru hall where they dunced for a
time. When it oleartfd up they all went
out to the lake again. They were w
tertailied at Mrs. Rlobord Redding's
place, "Lakeside," which is adjacent tot
the first bridge. The first race was f otf
Junior single souHs. The entries weret
W. P. Garveys George Stelnburg, W. B
Kinney, P. Flynn, Theodore Daviclsont
Garvey fouled with Kinney soon aftc
the start, so that each were praotically
debarred from winning. Flynn came
in first, Davidson second and Stoinburg
third. The course was up the lake hall
a mile and then return, so that the
speotors oould see both the start and
finish. In the race for junior double
soulls P. Flynn aud George Stotnburg
bent G. Flannlgan and W. Garvey. The
senior soull races and the raia
for the firm's challenge cup were nod
rowed, as those who had entered under
stood that the races were postponed!
when the return to Veru hall was made,
W. 8. Foote ran a dead heat aeainsn
Rlohard Bradley In a 100-vard dash..
They tried It again and Bradley won,
u oote was attacked with f aintness. "
Miss Mamie Moonev won the cash.
girls' raoe, Mr. Fitzsimmons won the
old sports' raoe. The contestants were,
Mr. Boss, Mr. Groining and Mr. Cloot.
Miss Nellie Mulligan won the ladles
race for gloves from five other com
petitors. Miss Kennedy and Mr. Lynch,
sang a duet. Mr. Haokett, the starter
and judge of the races made a sneecb.
There were also recitations by -Mr. Ros
ana jar, xoung.
iney all returned ba the edge of tho
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