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V ST ' VOL. LXII. NO. 179. PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN CONN.,, SATURDAY, JULY "2, 1894 TIIE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. NO OFFICIAL NEWS AS YET. CONTENTS Of' CARLE DESPATCHES ABB MBXV0 BBPT8BCBBT. Merchants Receive Ward That War Bm Been IIhUiwUIu Familiar With the Far Eaat Bay That China WU1 ba Vlctorl- ona la tha Long Baa. London, Jul K. Tha offlclala at the foreign office and the Chinese and Jap anese legations reiterated this evening that no official news of the war had been received. " Numerous cable dls- patahes were delivered at the legations, but In no case oould anything be learn ed concerning their contents. Many mora merchants and ships engaged In the eastern trade have received cable grams to the affect that war has been declared, that hostilities have begun and that business has dropped almost to zero. Sir Thomas Sutherland, M. P., chairman of the P. & 0. Steam Navlga tlon company, said this evening: . "China in the long run will be victo rious, owing to her enormous resources and unlimited Wealth. This Is not very fortunate position for Japan, who, in addition to her financial trouble, may have to cope with internal revolu tion. China is fortunate in having such a financier as Sir Robert Hart, her In spector general of customs, and such a soldier as Id Hung Chang, her viceroy. China will doubtless employ only levies from the north and center. The Cantonese, although turbulent, do not make good soldiers. Doubtless Japan has an advantage over China as re gards warships, but China will soon make this good. I expect she will, If necessary, purchase European war ships." J. Hennlker Heaton, M. P., who Is fa miliar with eastern affairs, said: "The Japanese are the Frenchmen of the the Pacific The Chinese are the Ger mans." " The opinion among the politicians here is that if the cruiser Baltimore has landed marines the vessels of other countries will do the same; The admiral ty declines to give any information on the subject.' London, July 28. Thestandard re gards Mr. Buxton's statement in the house of commons to-day as a satisfac tory denial of the rumor that war has been declared between China and Japan. It says that there Is nothing very serious in the capture of the Corean king by the Japanese. The collisions of troops and naval vessels end the landing of marines, it says. has "undoubtedly complicated the situation ' greatly.. The best pledge of the solution of - the problem It r sayv : to . t b F found with out an.dpeft declaration of conflict: , , The Standard's Brussels correspond ent says he has information that Japan is willing to co-operate with China against the Corean rebels and China welcomes the proposal. VXXTED STATES WIZZ SETTLE. tfnde 8am Will be Called Upon In the Chi nese Japanese Difficulty. . Washington, July 27. Among the di plomats who have strong interest In the situation in Korea is the Russian min ister, Prince Cantacuzene. He is sum mering at New London, Conn., but came to Washington to-day and saw Secretary Greaham by appointment. It is understood that the prince had re ceived Important dispatches from his government bearing upon the Korean imbroglio which were of such a nature that they had to be communicated to the secretary of state verbally. Great Britain and Russia are appar ently agreed that any settlement of the Chinese-Japanese difficulty must be ef fected through the good offices of the United States. NICOLL DESERTS SHE POLICE. Beslgni aa Counsel Before the Lexow Com- : i mlttee. v New Tork, July 27. DeLancey Nlcoll to-day deserted his clients, the police, by resigning as their representative be fore the Lexow committee. His action wasthe subject of almost as widespread comment -as the conviction of Captain Doherty, - . Inspector Williams received the fol lowing this morning: State of New Tork, I- . .Constitutional Convention, Albany, N. T., July 27, 1894. To Alexander S. Williams, Inspector, ete. - r Dear Sir ;In this morning's Journals I read that Captain Doherty, in the course of -his examination before the police commissioners yesterday, Intima ted that Mr. Wellman had received from me some, papers handed to me while, acting, as counsel for the police department before the Lexow commit tee. I need hardly say that he was mis taken, and that, of course I had no communication of any sort with Mr. Wellman or his associates in any pro ceeding against Captain Doherty or any other captain or inspector. But I avail myself of this Incident to express to yon In writing, and through you to the Inspectors and captains, what I have heretofore asked Superintendent Byrnes to communicate, namely, that Immediately on tha adjournment of the Lexow committee and the passage of a resolution by the police commissioners directing -the preparation of charges against officers of the department for whom I had been acting, I decided that I could not. consistently with my views bf professional propriety continue there after in matters, growing out of the' senate investigation, or at its future sessions to represent either Commis sioner Martin, Commissioner. Sheehan, or any of the, uniformed force, and that my resignation as counsel must be ac cepted. - Tours truly, : - .-: DELAN6T NICOLU '.f favorites Wo AH. t ! Cleveland, July 27, Favorites won in all tb events at the grand circuit trot ting meeting here to-day, , TABIT9 BILL SUNT BACK, Tha lama inferos on tha Fart of tha isn- I afore Are Appointed. Washing! 2u July 27.-A few minutes after 1 o'clBk the senate again took up the oon&mce report of the tariff bill, with tfo purpose of sending it back to the cwj'erence committee with out reoommene lion. Mr. Gray our ad the proceedings by saying that had nothing further to say on his point of order. Mr. Man- d arson, rap., of Nebraska, did have something to say, however, and he said it at length. He opposed the point of order, which was In effect that motion to Instruct conferees In a spe- clflo matter In a bill Interfered with a full and free conference as contem plated by the rules. Mr. Manderson in sisted that the motion to Instruct was not out of order. If Mr. Gray's mo tion prevailed, he said, what a superior advantage the bouse of representatives, with its power to instruct, would have over the senate, with no suoh power, ' Mr. Piatt, rep., of Connecticut, agreed with Mr. Manderson that ' conferees could be Instructed on a specific point in a bill and be said he would show that such a motion had been adopted by the senate and furthermore that Mr. Gray had voted for it. j When Mr. Piatt concluded, Mr. Chandler, rep., of New Hampshire, sug gested that the small number of sena tors present was hardly adequate to the Intellectual struggle going on, and he asked for a call of the senate, which was ordered. Mr. Harris, the president pro tem pore, delivered his decision on the point of order when the quorum appear ed. He decided that the power of each house was so absolute and com plete in the absence of instructions as at any other time. ' As every fea ture of a conference report must be sub mitted to the senate for its approval, no power of the senate was lost by failure to support or decision to sup port. He sustained Senator Gray's point of order and declared that Sena tor Washburn's could not hold. Senator Washburn Immediately noted an ap peal and Senator . Faulkner moved to lay the appeal on the ta ble. The yeas and nays were ordered. The vote on the motion to lay the appeal from the chair's de cision on the table resulted in a tie vote: Teas 32, nays 82, and, according to par liamentary usage the nays had It. Senator Camden, before the vote was announced, attempted to transfer his pair so asto break the tie, but the re publicans objected and he did not per sist. The question then was: "Shall the decision of the chair stand as the judgment of the sense r' and on this the ayes and hoes were also, ordered. .. In the vote to lay the appeal frbm the chairs .decision on the table Messrs. Hill,' dem., of New Tork, and Allen. Kyle and Peff er populist, voted with the republicans In the negative. . Mr. Stew art, populist, who voted with the demo crats yesterday, did not vote. Mr. Irby, dem., was paired with Mr. Smith, dem., in the negative. , On the question of allowing the de cision of the chair to stand the vote also resulted in a tie: Teas 32, nays 32, the same as detailed above. v Aa the tie decided that the question of the chair should not stand the vote then recurred to Mr. Washburn's mo tion to strike out the duty of 1-8 differ ential in the sugar schedule, and the yeas were again ordered. The vote re sulted: Teas 32, nays 52, and the mo tion was not agreed to. . ..: The motion of Mr. Gorman that the tariff bill should be sent 'back to con ference without Instructions was then adopted by a viva voce vote. The pres ident protem announced the conferees. They are the same as before, Messrs. Voorhees, Harris, "Vest and Jones, dem ocrats, Sherman, Allison and Aldrlch, republicans. . . . . . There was much confusion, owlne to the exchange of congratulations among the democrats that the crisis had been so happily passed. The tariff bill, five minutes after the action of the senate had been com municated to the house to-day by Sec retary Cox, was carried to the room of the committee on ways and means and locked up in the safe. Muoh con cern was felt by members of the house, especially oy tne leaders, over the pos sible effect of the future of the bill of the close vote in the senate, but they were xeluctant to express them selves for publication. There were but two of the house .majority Conferees In thercity this afternoon and it was impossible to fix a time for the reas sembling of those toswhom the bill has been again commltteed. ; . It was said In the room of the wavs and means that Mr. Wilson was at his home in West Virginia, : but would doubtless return to Washington to-morrow in case he received information of the senate's action in, time to take the night train. - Mr. Montgomery has been out of the city, but will return to-morrow. The general opinion, and In this Speaker Crisp agreed, was that the conferees would not get together be fore Monday. What would be the out come no one could say. :-,-: " ; V DAIS WITHOUT FOOD. Fishermen Iass Their Vtmll and Undergo . !... Great annexing. , 1 i. - Halifax, - July 27. The steamer Avery, which arrived here to-day from Newfoundland brought four fishermen, who lost tneir veseis in a fog.Two be longed to the Gloucester schooner Land seer and; the' others to the Gloucester schooner David A. Storey. "James St' John and Emanuel Greer were from the first named, and tbey underwent tre- rible sufferings from hunger and thirst. being -in a aory.on tne arand -Banks from tha 11th. to the 18th Inst, when they reached Renews naif dead. - Leon Magulre and Celestine Couch ers were three day and three nights with out food or water whan rescued, and also suffered severely. They were sent here oy tne American consul at St. Johns, and will.be sent to Boston by steamer to-morrow x M1NTYRES ARE CHAMPIONS. SHUT OUT TUB r. MI. BROWN 00, TEAM XV A FINE COXIEST For Four Inning, tha On. Was Close Tha Brown Team Demoralised Tha Maw Haven Game at Norwalk Will Hot Join tha Eastern League. The Ewen Mclntyre team defeated tha F. M. Brown A Co, team at tha Bavin Rock grounds yesterday afternoon and thereby won the championship of the Dry Goods league for tha season of ISM, The victory was an easy one for the Mclntyre team, they succeeding In securing fifteen runs and shutting their opponents out without allowing them to score. Both teams left the green In six spe cial cars at 1:80 p. m. Each team was accompanied by a drum corps and tha usual crowd of "rooters," the Mclntyre constituents carrying Tale blue flags with the letter M. in white in the cen ter and the Brown constituents brown flags. The grounds were reached in safety and everything augured well for a close and Interesting contest. When the game was called about 3:80 o'clock there were fully 700 people on the grounds. Among them were large number of ladies. The F. M. Brown team had their mascot with them In- the shape of a jet black oat Just before the game commenced two little girls appeared on the field carry ing the supposed mascot In a basket Acting under orders from Captain Farley each member of the team walked up and stroked the oat, and to this they now attribute their de feat Whether this had anything to do with the case or not certain it is, that every man on the F. M. Brown team made one or more errors and each error made assisted materially in their defeat For four innings the game was as clean and sharply contested as even the veriest crank oould desire. Up to this time neither side succeeded in getting a man across the plate, but in the fifth Inning the Brown team went to pieces and allowed the Mclntyre team to score four runs. This practically settled the game, as after, this the Brown men became disheartened and during the remainder of the game-al lowed eleven runs more to be scored. Madden pitched a perfect game for the Brown team, but his support was sim ply execrable. The Mclntyre team played In perfect form and by hard hitting and clean fielding won a notable victory. After the game the champions celebrated their victory with a fine shore dinner at the Sea View .hotel, airlvlrig in this city about 11 o'olook last night An en tertainment will be provided for the ladles later in the season. J The score by Innings: Mclntyre ....0 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 216 Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Earned runs Mclntyre 8. Two base hits Smith 2. Stolen bases Mclntyre s. Brown z. struck out By. -Madden 15, by Smith 13. Wild pltches--Madden 2. Umpise Miller of Meriden, New Haven Won at Norwalk. Norwalk. July 27. The New Haven team came here to-day and defeated the home team in a close and exciting game by a score of 9 to 7. The visitors played a quick, lively game in the field and electrified the large crowd present by their brilliant work. McKee's ,bat ting and his catch of a fly ball were the features of the game. Will Mot Join the Eastern League. The statement that the New Haven team will take Troy's place in the Eastern league Is denied by the officials of the club. The club was offered the Troy franchose for a consideration; but as the season is so far advanced and the local club would have to pay the back salaries due the Troy players It is not deemed advisable to enter the league at this time. WHOLE TOWNS BURNED DOWN, Women and Children Are In the Wood, wunouc sneiter. : y v West Superior, Wis.,. July 27. The forest fires, which have been under con trol for the past few days, have broken out -with renewed energy all along the lines of the Northern Pacific and Oma ha routes. The town of Mason, 'Bay field county, was, at the time that the last wires went down, liable to be en tirely burned. . 1 On the Wisconsin Central it is im possible to move trains. Phillips, the headquarters of John R. Davis' lumber company.a manufacturing town of 2,000, has been burned. Only a few buildings remain standing. A dispatch: from Fl field says that 600 women and children form Phillips are In the'woods there without shelter.'- Communication with Fifleld is now shut off, and it Is feared that the town Is on fire. Along' the Omaha the fires have raged with terri ble fierceness. ' x." " . . MRS. BEALE'B NARROW ESOAPM. Blaine's Daughter Went : Dowa for Ska Third Time When Rescued. Los Angeles, Cal.,' July 27. Mrs.Triix- ton Beale,; daughter of the late J,' G. Blaine, had a narrow escape from death at Santa Monloa beach Wednesday. Mrs. Beale, her husband and a party of friends went to the north beach bath house where they Indulged in bathing lln.the-blg plunge.'Three or four -were in the water. Mrs. Beale ventured be yond her depth and went down. Roy Jones, the-proprietor, was" at tracted by her cries, and he plunged in and rescued Mrs. Beale after she had, gone down a third time. , : American Association to Reorganise, " Pittsburg; July 27. It was learned to day from a pretty reliable source that the bid American association baseball league win reorganise and have sight lciubs in the fldd nexixear t, , '; , BIO CROWD XV COURT. Bat the Trial of thaBallroad Employee Go Over Until Wednesday. Bridgeport, July 27. The expectation that the trial of the thfee Consolidated employes arrested at ttje railroad cross ing yesterday would be commenced in the oity oourt tin! morning brought out a very large orowd. Attorney W. D. Bishop, jr., conferred with Prosecutor Klein relative to having the trial post poned, as be wished time to prepare his case. As neither Fireman Hyde.Engln- eer Hopkins or Flagman Kennery was In court It was arranged that the bonds in eaoh case should be declared forfeit ed, with the understanding that the oass oould be reopened any time before next Wednesday. The additional charge of resistance was placed against Hyde, bonds being fixed at $25. Attorney Klein wantd to try tne ease Monday, but In deference to the company's coun sel agreed on Wednesday. OV THE BALL WIELD. At Philadelphia New Tork 010S20000- Pbuadelphla...... 8 8 2 8 0 8 0 8 0-18 Hits New Tork 0, Philadelphia SO. Errors Now York, Philadelphia 3. Batteries Ruale ana jimrreu; narper sua vtoss. At Baltimore i Baltimore 100001110-4 Boston D.l.lllOili-l Hits Baltimore 11, Boston 11. Errors Baltimore i, Boston 8. Batteries Oleason, NoManon ana uooineoa; Biiveits ana nyan. At Brooklyn WaahlnrtoD 1800088801 Brooklyn 00 1. 1 00000-8 Hits Washington 8, Brooklyn 8. Errors Washington 2, Brooklyn e. Batteries Mer- eer and MoOulre; Kennedy and Dalley. At Cincinnati ' i Chicago 10180808 812 Cincinnati 0 8 1 1 1 0 0 0 x-14 Hits Chicago IT, Clnolnnatl 18. Errors Chleasro 3, Cincinnati 8. Batteries Stratton ana Bconver; xwyer ana nugna. At Pltteburg Cleveland 84088000 1-9 Pittsburg 0 0 10000 1-6 Hits Cleveland is, PltMburg 11. Errors Cleveland 6, Pittsburg 1. Batteries Cuppy and O'Connor; fueoi ana ougaen. At St. Louis St. Louis... 88000010 X 6 Louisville ... 0 8 8 0 0 1 0 0 1-4 Hlts8t Louis 12, Louisville . Errors 8b Louis 8, Louisville 6. t Batteries Hawley ana uuier; waaswonn ana unm. DUE 10 TA DELAT. Its Effects Are Disorganising on General . Bnslstesf. ' New Tork, July 27-Bradstreet's says: Leading influences aSaoting the course of trade throughout the United States within the week have not resulted in a net gain. Prolonged rought and hot winds have damaged oom.;snd' other aroDS in Nebraska and fears are enter tained of like .locate j8M The outlook for the yield In-thaspring wheat states is regarded as unfavorable, which reacts upon country merchants and ohecks ' demand, Several - thousand striking miners In Ohio, Indiana and Alabama refuse to return to work at rates agreed upon in conference, and this continues to depress business throughout tributary regions. "Iron, Steel and other industries are hampered throughout the-Pittsburgh district for lack of coke, whiofa restricts production in the face of a mildly improving de mand and keeps -the price of spot besse mer pig and billets about $1 higher, than quotations for future delivery. Continued exports of gold from New Tork are regarded as an unfavorable Influence, and there are more unfavor able reports as to mercantile collections. More serious In its disorganizing effects on general business is the continued de lay of tariff legislation. The other side reveals reports of mod erate shipment In general trade at a larger number of southern cities than last week,, improvement in the outlook for the: Columbia river canning pack, Inoreased activity In all leading lines at San Francisco, full and regular fruit shipments east from the Paolfic, and an improved demand for iron and steel at St Louis, Pittsburg and other centers. practloally a restoration of freight ser vice, a tendency to buy very sparingly for the fall delivery. The spurt In de mand for wool at Boston and at Phila delphia Is attributed on the one hand to expectation of failure of tariff legis lation and on the other to demand by speculators who believed rWodl',prlces had touohed the lowest possible point. Trade in shoes, leather, Hides "and lumber at Boston remains, as for weeks, of moderate dimensions, 'business in general lines continuing of a, 'hand-to-mouth oharacter. Bank clearings for six business days ending July 26 aggre gate 8770,000,000. a decrease of about 6 per sent eompared with the preceding week and of about 18 per cent, com pared With the corresponding week In July, 1893, during whioh period business was much checked by the financial panlo. - In a majority of instances prices for staple products show a net decline this week. The advance in Indian corn was due primarily to damage to that crop and the gain in the price for lard fol lowed. Exports of wheat. United States and. Canada, both coasts, for six busi ness days ending July 26 have increased, surprisingly, amounting to 8,838,000 bushels. One year ago, in the fourth week of July, the total export was 4, 363,000 bushels. There have been 327 business failures In the United States this week,' compar ed with 4S in the fourth week of July last year. , -.: There were 32 business failures re ported from the Dominion for the week against 23, a year ago. v . V ; v ; si t , , .. : ; , -, ; : ; , Another Bicycle Reoor Smashed. . Indianapolis, July 27. The fourth an nual meeting of the Zigzag Blcyole club occurred to-day In the presence of 8,000 people at the state fair, grounds- The weather was favorable for fast time. Ous Steel and James Levy of -Chicago broke the world' record for a half mile flying, while pacing Plnkey Bliss in his effort to break the mils record. They made, the half mile in 68 seconds. Bliss had sv Strong wind to1 contend- with on the bone stretah, as made the ir? in m x-6. ..,,-- II -. ' 1 1 j MUTINY AMONG CONVICTS. ASA RESULT TWO MEN ABB DBAD AND OTHERS MOUNDED. Tosterday the Prisoners Loaded a ripe With Baploslvea and Sot a Slow Fuse to It Seventy nan la tha Mines and Sw They will Mot Coma Oat, Nashville, Tenn., July 87. Convlota at Tracy City are In a stats of mutiny aud as a result two men are dead and two' others are suffering from slight wounds. This afternoon the oonvlots loaded a pipe with explosives, plaoed it In a ooel oar and attached a slow fuss to it. Deputy Warden Xenon sod assistants wars passing along an entry to bring the oonvlots su for the night, sad when they arrived opposite it tha bomb ex ploded. Nelson was Instantly killed and Guards Terrell and Tnurman wars slightly wounded. - A negro oonviot named Pete Hamilton was killed by a volley from tha other guards. There were 115 oonvlots In the mines at the time. ' Of them forty-five surren dered, hat t-eventy remained inside and swear thev will not oome out Nelson was a member of the last assembly. State omolals bave telegraphed to Su perintenflent of Prisons Kirk to go at once to Traoy. Telegrams lete to-night say that it will hardly be necessary to oall the troops. Escape was probably the object of the mutineers. TINAL 8TLIOE MADE. The Largest Cable Across the Atlantic Is Completed. Heart's Content, N. F., July 27. The final spice of the Anglo-Amercan Tele graph company's new cable was made at 11 a.m., Greenwich time, and the lay ing across the Atlantlo was then suc cessfully completed. ' The steamship Scotia, which has been laying the deep sea section, paid out since yesteraay noon the remaining seventy knots that were necessary to reach the position of the buoy that held the end of the Irish shore section, which had been laid by the Britannia, the ship that- , also laid tha American, shore end. The Irish shore end is 192 knots long. The time taken in laying the new ca ble was made in less than twelve days, SLXTXS OF THE 9XEAT CITIES. Carroll D. Wright's Report Faxnlstias In . V: foresting Information. . Washington, July 27, The coromls sioner of labor, Mr. Carroll D. Wright, has... forwarded - to the president his seventn special report, whldh relates en' tirely to the slums of New Tork, Fhlla delDhla. Baltimore and Chicago, be ing the results of an investigation or dered by congress. The slum limits of New Tork covered by the report are as follows! ' (1) Starting from the corner of Centre and Worth, along Worth to Leonard, along Leonard to Baxter, along. Baxter to Canal, along Canal to Centre, ter to Mulberry, along Mulberry to Spring, along Spring to EUzabeth.along Elisabeth to Canal, along Canal to Bow ery, along Bowery to Worth, and along Worth to Centre. (2) Starting from the corner of Broome and Broadway, along Broadway to East Houston to Elizabeth, along Elizabeth to Prince, along Prinoe to Marlon, along Marlon to Spring, along Spring to Cros by, along Crosby to Broome and along Worth to .Centre. In : the city of New Tork there was one liquor, to every 200 persons, but in the slums one saloon to every 129 per sons; in Philadelphia one saloon to 870 persons, but in the slums one to every. 502 persons; in Baltimore one saloon to every 226; but In the slums one to every 105; in Chicago one saloon to every 212, but in the slums one to every 127. In every Instance the males predomi nate in the slums. In New Tork the difference' is between 49.34 per cent. for the whole city and 64.60 per cent for the slums.- 1 In Chicago the total foreign-born con stitutes 40.98 per cent of the popula tion.- while in the slum district it is 67.61 per cent In New Tork the foreign born is 42.23 per cent of the total popu lation, while in the slum district it is 62.68 per cent ' In New Tork the Dercentase of illiter ates is 1.18 for the entire native born population' and 1U)6 for the foreign born, the percentage for both being 9,' while for the slum population the percentage of native born who are il literates Is 7.20 and of the foreign borti 57.69, the percentage . for both being 46.66. In Chicago the foreign, born voters of the ..whole city are 60.62 per cent: and in the slums 61.31. Of the whole number of 'voters in New Tork 49.93 per cent, are foreign born. While In the slums 63.44 per cent are foreign born. ' . . The Gentleman Burglar Sentenced. Plttsfield, Mass., July 27. In the su perior court this morning District At torney Gardner ' moved for the sen tence of Michael ' Sherlock, convioted Tuesday of the Grosvenor burglary at Lenox last November. Sherlock said he was innocent of the. charge. District At torney Gardner said he desired to state that one of the gang now confined In the Connecticut state. prlsonhad made full confession, implicating Sherlock. It wasxpected that this man, who is said to be Mahoney, would be present to testify in 'the case, but it was impassi ble to secure his release from Wethers field for that', purpose. Sherlock was then sentenced to fifteen years in the state prison at Cbtrlestown, one day solitary. .j- f-.;!;. - - - - . Old Onard at Boton Feint Norwalk, Conn., July 27. Major Thos. E. Sloan and Veterans of the famous Old Guard' of New Torld, numbering 100, Plcmceajorfllt9B pjlnj, -.: : OPPOSED TO NEW SIDEWALK!. Hash Business Transacted at Last Night's Moating of the Committee on Streets, The oommittoo rooms in the city hall last evening were much too small to acoommodate the large number of cltl- sens who were desirous of being heard before the committee on streets. Fully 400 persons were In attendance. The special oause of the large atten dance was a communication from the board of publlo works representing that new sidewalks are needed on Broadway, Dixwell avenue, Ooffe street, Whalley avenue, Webster street Columbus ave nue, Howard avenue, Washington street, Oak street Hamilton street and Wallace street.The communication from the board of publlo works stated that the sidewalks on these streets were In a dilapidated condition, and should be replaoed with new ones. Sidewalk Inspector John J. Brennhn reported to the board of publlo works a list of 260 sidewalks which wore in a defective condition and ought to ba re- laid, Each one of these 260 property owners were either present or represent ed, -and every one was opposed to lay ing a new sidewalk in front of his or her property. Some of them claimed that they could not afford to bave the work done.and others that their side walks did not need either repairing or relaying. During the hearing Mayor Sargent stated to the committee that It was tbt duty of every property owner to keep his sidewalk in repair for publlo use, and if he does not then it is the duty of the sidewalk. Inspector to put it in re pair and charge It to the property owner. No notice whatever is required, but the ordinance forbidding the' laying of any new sidewalk or relaying any sidewalk already in use with brick has no -reference to any ordinary repairs which can be made In brick sidewalks with brick. Councilman Frank S. Bishop was also on hand with a petition for the harden ing of Lyon street, from Olive to Brad ley street, and had with him quite a large number of residents and property owners living on the street. Among these were J. P. McCusker, A, Heber ger. Alderman Shanley, and a number of others. All the advocates of the hardening stated that It was an im perative necessity as the street. was at the present time, but a mere mud hole, alike disagreeable and deleterious to the public health. t ' George Hockwell, the builder, of 39 Lyon street was the only one .among the large crowd present to oppose the petition. He claimed that there was no necessity for . hardening the street.and that the signers of the petition were Many of them not property owners. hut tenants and boarders) on ithe street He -also claimed that less 'than one- half of th'e property owners -on the street desired the hardening. t Alderman J. H. Moore and a num ber of others were present and favored tire hardening of Summer street, be tween Hamilton street and State street on the ground that It'was a public ne cessity. A similar reason was ad vanced by Stephen L.Malone and others for a concrete sidewalk on the easterly side of Klmberly avenue, between 118 Kimberly avenue and the Boulevard. In executive session the committee voted to recommend that Summer street be graded between Hamilton and Franklin streets, that Lyon street be hardened, and that leave to withdraw be given to the petitioners for concrete walk on Kimberly avenue. The re monstrants against the paving of George street were given leave to with draw. All the sidewalk matters went over until next Wednesday evening, i when they will be disposed of. WILL MEET THE CUT. A JcAnt Meeting of Railroad Men Held for That Purpose. New Tork, July 27. A meeting of the joint committee of the Trunk Line as sociation, the Central Traffic association and the New. England roads was held to-day to consider the out in the mile age rates on freight cars made by the roads west ef the Mississippi, which re duces the rate from three-quarters of a cent to half a cent per oar. The new rate goes into effect on August 1, It was decided to have the chairman,Com mlssioner Geddard, appoint a commit tee to confer with the western peeplebo see what acton would be advisable. An attempt win oe made to agree on a uniform rate for mileage both, east and west of the Mississippi. As the average mileage of freight cars throughout the country Is twenty-three miles a day. many of the roads whose cars are used extensively by other roads think that tha one-half cent rate Is too low. To avoid the necessity of holding another meeting or the joint executive commit tee this summer the sub-committee will report Its findings to the traffic man agers by circular and take the flual vote in that way. HERE DECLARED A. SKutMT&ER. Although Not la Conrt tha Wire-Fuller Was Tried. Paris, July 87. The trial of Cornelius Hers, the Panama wire-puller, who has long been in England, was in progress before the correctional tribunal to-day. Herz's lawyer read certificates from five English physicians stating that Herz's health was too poor to allow of his presence In oourt. The prosecutor oontended that Herz was shamming. The oourt pronounced Hers to be a defaulter and heard witnesses. L Im bert, liquidator of Baron de Reiiaoh, testified to numerous evidences of hlaok mall on Herz's part, and the prosecutor demanded the maximum penalty. Judg ment was deferred. ' To Distribute Iron Hall Vands. Baltimore, July 27. Judge Dennis has decided in favor of the petition of J.F. Failey of Indiana, , the general receiver of the Iron Hall, to have the 8100,000 in the hands of the local receivers dletrtb- TnE TOWN AND CITY DEBTS. oovTMRxvcn or ma spxciab AUDITING COXMITTBB. Bevtow of (be Bills of Blew Dlsoaaslon A boat Dusters, Broome and Resting BIBs roar Items Hot Vulhr Ba plained Beavsr Ponds Baal EatMaa. The special joint committee of the ctt anJ town on auditing held an Important and interesting meeting in the olty ball yesterday afternoon. Those present' were Aldermen Gallagher and HJllar, Councilman Parish and Klenke 4n4 Selectmen Pohlman and StahL Th principal business considered was the: alleged debt of $12,600 due by the towij to tha city, and while the meeting wA In progress many interesting deassop ments were made. The meeting was called to order by) Alderman Gallagher, aotmg as ohatr man, while Selectman Pohlman offloU ated as secretary. Tba only wltnaas of tba day was ex-Town Agent Reynolds now a oounty commissioner, who was town agent during the time that the bills were eontractad for and paid by the olty to the. amount of 824,000. . On this amount the city claims that one half, 812,000, Is still due the otty by thg town. , City Auditor Lake was also on hand, all ready with his vouohers of payment, and ex-Town Agent Reynolds was ateoj prepared with some official memoranda, At the request of Chairman Gallaghelt the city auditor's books were produced arid the committee went thoroughly, over the itemized accounts of 1883, dur ing which year the -disputed debt was) contracted. 'Nearly all the Items were agreed upon as being correct though In) several Instances Vie items were the) cause of considerable astonishment and) In consequence were not approved. Among these disputed Items were sevx eral which read as follows and wars specified at Intervals of about three) months: "821 for half a dozen dusters,' "brooms, $8 a dozen," and "brooms. 313.40 for two dozen." These items ex cited considerable comment and the committee could not understand hovr any such quantity of brooms and dust ers could be used in a quarter of a year. The only way' that it could possibly ba accounted for was the fact that durlaa the year in question there was only one janitor for both the city and town por ttons of the city hall, and in conse quence an unusually large number oi brooms and dusters might have been! necessary with which to do the doable) work. Finally after the members of the com mltte had oarefully examined all the) other accounts and had thought ova the nMttter of tba brooms and duatarav the decided that perhaps after all the) charges were sot exorbitant and there for thought best to. approve all tha Items, especially as tha vouchers oi payment were produced by the olty auditor and declared correct by the eM town agent Then came another hi ton in the pros ceedings, and indeed It was the only; serious hitch of the afternoon. It all occurred over four bills for supplies ta heat the city halL The quartet of blU3 ahfounted to 31,400 and were all paid by the olty. Ex-Town Agent Reynold was not able to remember about these, bills and in consequence could not sayj whether they were correct or not But! City Auditor Lake claims that the towtf government still owes 3700 of this sum. The committee discussed these Items; for over an hour, but were able to reach; no decision, and the matter was left! open until the next meeting of the oom- mlttee, when another attempt will be; made to arrive at some conclusion id reference to them. The committee then decided to aa journ until next Tuesday afternoon, when the question will again be dlst cussed and probably some-report formu lated. After the adjournment of this meet lng Selectmen Pohlman and Stahl bleat themselves down stairs to the town agent's offrce,where tibey met Selectman Forbes, and an executive session was! held for the purpose of hearing Select man Pohlmam'S report on the value of) lands in Beaver Pond dlstrlot, whlohl It Is proposed to purchase for pask pur poses. The report showed that no esti mate had been received from owners oi! the .property above Mttnson Street, and) in consequenoe the whole matter went! over. .Another meeting of this committed will be heM.in the near future, subject however, to the call of" the chairman. j Antonio Rockwell III. Antonio Rockwell, for many rearm with Hurle, the Center street tailor, IS seriously ill In Woodbijrdge. Mr, Roclw well was stricken a few'dhyswslnce wlthi an abdominal Inflammation. Dr, Thes, H. Russell Is attending him. Tosterday Fire. The alarm of fire shortly' before rraoit yesterday was caused by tha explosion of an oil stove at 44 Tosk street The) fire was extinguished before the engines) got to the alace. The tenement Is oobrM pied by Samuel Rageoslsl, a Hebrew! ragman, and is looated in the midst og a rookery full of tenements. ' Court stret was blooked when No. 3 hook and ladder truck svning Into tjhaf street from Artisan on its way to tne) fire. The driver was forced to bring) his horses to a stop so suddenly tht they were thrown and two ef them in jured, one severely. The Urbck in tha, street was caused 'by a large truck which belongs to the West Rook Paper? company standing on one side of the) street and some moving teams on thg other side. , , Xaath of Gaorgesaaozy. George Haury 014 at his reeldenoe 04 Water street yesterday, The decaf eol was born In Germany and moved to this country when quite young) Ho. laayea four sons and one daughter and twit brothers and a sister. He whs employ ed in the Mathushek, S8no cajaav"g factory, la West Bftyen,