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. -v -. fktiffef VOL XII. NO. 259. PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN CONN.. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1894 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. JOHNSON MAKES A BECORD. SM DID AS VX PACED MILE IX IBM tbax two mixvtes. Fart of the Track Had Bw Sarvey.d-Be Cnu Dowa Ih. Stretch to th. FlnLta at a scorching Bat and Lowered th. Tim. Made by Sanger. , . Buffalo,, Oct $0. John & Johnson made an attempt for th world's record for th un paced mil her to-day and suoceeded la covering the dlaUnca In 1:87 4-5, or ulna and ona-flfth aecondi faster than the record made at Spring field this year by Walter S. Banger. The half mil waa made In 66 1-8 aec onds or 1 8-6 second faster than the half-mile record mad on th same ' day by Sanger. The course was surveyed to-day by George W. Kolb, a oivil engineer of this city. To-day's course began a Quarter of a mile south of the starting point last week. when Johnson made a new record for the paced mile. When the survey was made to-day It was found that the course of last week was forty and a half feet longer for the the three-quarters, but the last quarter whether last week's course waa more than a mile or not Great car was taken to-day to make th conditions of the ' race such that they could not be lm peached. The ; electric timing device was In operation. This sounded a bell at the start, the quarters and the finish, so that the timekeepers at all places ' could patch th quarters. Their watches nearly all agreed as to the time.. The course for th first three quarters, Johnson riding from the south to the north, was slightly up grade, but not enough to materially affect the rider. The wind was from the south and therefor of considerable assistance to Johnson. The oondltlons war, favorable for good time, although the day was dark and the atmosphere heavy. Johnson went through the first quar ter at a great spurt, but no time keeper had been placed there so the time was lost. He rode the second and third quarters at a steady clip, making th half in 66 8-6, the three quarters In 1:26 When Ihe was within three hundred feet of the fin ish, some Of the crowd cried to him that he could yet make the mile within t two .minutes - and Johnson's steady .clip developed Into a scOroh through, the stretch at the rate of about 1:60, and he passed the tap at :;i7 4-5, ... 4 . : -A claim for M record -was,naa uVABOd by the Jda-e and attached to the certificate of the surveyor and wlU be sent to ; Chairman Walden of the road record committee of the Ceni tury Road club. : 1 ..... Natural Gaa In Vermont. ' Brattjeboro, Vt, Oct. 30. Prominent citizens have to-day made further im partial, investigations of the natural gas development which fully confirm orevlous indications and show . that the quantity and deposit is "not con fined' to the original locations. Sam Dies of this gas were secured for analy sis and explorations will be continued to determine the source of supply which may possibly prove to be 'from coal deposit In .the adjacent moun tain. ... . .exports much larger. , Believed to be Dn. to the Placing Wool on the Free List. , . . 'Washington, Oct 80. Senor Zeballos, the Argentine minister, says that Amer ican exports to Argentine during the two months succeeding the passage of our tariff bill are much larger than for any corresponding period In the past Thtey he believes, Is due In part to the placing of wool on the free list, which the people of Argentine regard as an act which cannot fail to be bene ficial to them.- They are showing their appreciation of thisby increasing their ' purcnases in uim country, itnu meets, Mr. Zeballos thinks, will be much great er after .the tariff bill, reducing duties, now before' the Argentine congress, Shall be passed. Kavanngh Ported a Forfeit. - Woonsbcket, R, I. , Oct 80. On Mon day Jimmy Kavanagh of .Boston posted a $100 forfeit with the Boston Globe in response to a challenge Issued by Dan Heenan of this city to fight him at 112 pounds. -' Backers ot Heenan will on Friday cover the forfeit and arrange the match, r. , CIA SPITS BLOOD. ;- ' : He. Can Take but Llttte IfourUhment and la Weak. . ' . . . ' St Petersburg, Oct iO.The following bulletin was Issued from Llvadl4at 10 : O'clock this evening: r '. "During the day the spitting of blood continued "and the emperor was . at times taken wtth shivering.- His tem perature was 100 F., and his pulse' Was '0 and weak. . His breathing was dif ficult ' He can only tike a little nour ishment and has become very weak. Oedema has Increased materially." ' Vienna, Oct 10. An evening paper prints this .dispatch from Eft - Peters burg:' ' , -1 "The czar was delirious last night and ' did not recognise his family. He grew ' calmer this morning. - Upon learning that death was near he asked that sev eral friers who bad not been sum moned fie called at once to Us bed side." i Berlin, 'Oct' 80.-A, dispatch from Yalta says that the Congestion of . the i oar's tongs tr spreading rapidly, as the -patient has too little strength to resist London, Oot 80. The Central News .'correspondent in Denmark says that In i .coVNequenee of an urgent telegram, re--'ei. I this morning King Christian and hls , will start to-morrow tor lira . .' rA.VLw.xxn it coxriDxxi. He Believes That th Meal Congress will be Democratic, Wsshington,Oct30.-8enator Fiulkner, chairman of th democratic congress ional campaign committee, to-day said that from Information received he was prepared to claim for the ' democrats a majority of th congressional delega tion from Illinois. The latest news from Indiana, be stat ed, was very encouraging. He said that Weat Virginia was naturally a close state, but Mr. Wilson was safe unless a great deal of money should be poured m there at th last moment The dele gation from that stats would, he be iievea, be solid. Mr. Faulkner said there were only two city districts about which there would be any doubt, that now represented by Mr. Qulgg and anotner, which he did not care to name. There la but one uncertain district In Brooklyn. Mr. Faulkner predicted the election of a democrat In the Elralra aistrict Spain's Cabinet Resigns. Madrid, Oct 80. The cabinet resign- ed to-day because the ministers could noi agree as to several measures to be Introduced In the coming measures to the cortes, most notably the proposal 10 reiorm the tariff. Immigration H Diverted. Washington, Oct 801-Superlntend- ent Stump of the bureau of immigra tion has received a letter from Baron Hlrsch, stating that the Jewish Colon ization society, of which Baron Hlrsch is the head, Is engaged In diverting jewten immigration from the United States to the Argentine Republic, which latter country is more congenial to them. Weston Is Behind Time.' ' Blnghamton, N. T., Oct 80. Weston, the pedestrian, arrived here at 8:05 to night being fifteen minutes behind scheduled time. After taking a glass of hot-milk he retired,, leaving a call for 10 o'clock to-morrow. He will try to reach Hancock by to-morrow night He Is In excellent condition. Order of Arrest Vacated. New York, Oct. 80. The order of ar rest granted- by Judge Beach of the supreme oourt on February 15, 1892, for B. M. Field, who has spent a great deal of his time In the insane asylum and also In jail, was vacated to-day by Justice . Barrett of . the supreme court. upon - consent of -the plaintiff in the eotion, Charles Nette. Fields has been out on the limits since March last, when he jrav a boaoV-to the sheriff and was released. ' By the - present order, the bond is cancelled, and the suretiei re leased, ' V. Cocaine Fiend Sentenced. Boston, Oot. 80. In the ; Middlesex oounty superior oourt to-day Frederlo Osbert, who has been so addloted to the use of oooalne as to crave it continual ly, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in the house of oorreotion for forcing ooaoine and morphine pre scriptions; He is a German chemist. thirty-two years old, and of consider able intelligence. Hla arrest occurred In Maiden last summer, and he was oharged with forging and passing pre scriptions in that plaoe and Stoneham . Private School Destroyed. Wilton, Oct, 80, Fire last night de stroyed the private school and residence of Professor Charles Whltlook, looated m rnis piace. . . ' An Opinion Aeked For. Washington, Oot. 80. Attorney Gen eral Olney has been asked for an opin ion In the case of Howard, the under coaonman oi ex-vice resident Morton. Whether, the opinion will simply be verbal or formal is unknown. Secre tary Carlisle will, of course, be guided to a great extent oy ine opinion of the law officers of the government, but the law as it now stands UDon the statnta. constitutes mm the sole final judge of .... . A' . who isan alien oontraot laborer, re gardless of judioial determination. ; - , . .... v . Killed Wife and 8elf. New York, Oot. 80. Maggie Mat was shot this afternoon by her husband, Fritz Matz, and died while being taken to the hospital. After shooting her Matz put a bullet into his own head and died instantly. . The shooting was the result .of a quarrel - Summoned to a Conference. 1 London, Oct. 80. The Shanghai cor respondent of the Central News says that 'Tie Tine. LI Huns Ohanir'a frlanl and chief of imperial customs at Tient sin, has been- summoned to Pekln to at tend a conference as to - ways . and means of raising more money for the war.' - Torpedo Boat's Speed Trial. . , New London, Oot. 20. It -is officially annonnoed this evening that the tor pedo boat Ericsson, which has been at the Morgan Iron works for a week, will have her speed trial . on the sound this week. The date has not been definitelv deolded upon by the builders. The cruiser will remain in this harbor . until Thursday, when she wilt be inspected by a naval board, of which Lieutenant Belfridge Is chairman', , " ' - - CitepfoSjIeaklnirewYork.' - . New York,' Oot 80. James er;clerk of the house of representatives, has re ceived a dispatch from Speaker Crisp, who Is at Americas, Oa., announcing that at th request of the-lstate com mittee Mr. Crisp Will speklc In Nsw York on iSaturday next In hi dispatch the speaker .states that so much de pends upon New Tork that be has can celled u previous enj(getnentaw DEMOCRATS WERE OPPOSED, - ko pr.Troir at rjta-gjcjrr ron pa- TBOLMAX BOOPBM'B WIDOW. , All Owing to th abtene of Mayor dar g.at Bo.lneas TranMieted at Meeting of fores Commletloarr Last Bight-Several Promotion. Made, Owing to th absenc of Mayor Sar gent from th meeting of th police commissioners last evening, the ques tion of giving the widow of the late Patrolman Charles A. Hooper a pen sion of 88,000 was necessarily post poned until th next meeting.. All the members of the board wer present last night and several tie votes resulted while th Hooper question was under discussion. Had the mayor been pres ent and voted th on th matter, as be said he would at the last meeting, Mrs. Hooper, would have been voted the pension by a vote of I to 8. True to th statement made at the last meeting of the board Commis sioner Prince after the other business of the meeting had been transacted last night, made a motion to th effect that .a pension of $2,000 be 'granted to Mrs. Hooper. This motion . was promptly seconded by Commissioner Poronto. Commissioner Clancey stren uously opposed the motion, as did also the othef democratic commission ere, Commissioner Gllhuly finally saying: "As the mayor has expressed himself as being in favor of this matter I move as an amendment that Ha considera tion go over until he la present" The vote on the amendment resulted In a tie. Then followed a general dis cussion on the subject during the course of which Commissioned Clancey stated that in his opinion the mayor had no right to vote on the question. The original motion was then put and resulted In another tie, the three re publicans voting in faVor of th mo tion and the democrats against it As the mayor was not present to dis solve the tie, the entire matter went over until a subsequent meeting, when the mayor will be present and given an opportunity td carry out the state ment he made In reference to the mat ter at a previous meeting of the board, when he said that he would certainly vote In favor of giving Mrs. Hooper (he pension. - Court, Officer Talcott Rhodes, who has been on the veteran reserve list for. over a year, presented a petition asking- that he be, placed- on the re tired list s he, had. been a member of the fonre. for over itwentjf',. years. The board Voted to instruct Officer Rhode to present himeoJf. . to the board of surgeons for examination, Upon the recommendation pf Supei- intendent Smith, Patrolman, Richard Werner was promoted from 'grade D to grade C, and Patrolman Charles Stephens and P. E. MoQueeney from grade E to grade D. The promotions will date from November 6. : President Hunn announced that at the end of the present fiscal year there would be. a deficiency of about $100 In the pay roll oL the department and about $200 in the sundry account. -To counteract this there Is a ' surplus of about $300 In the account for the pur-, chase of new horses, etc. In view of these facts the committee on finance of the board were instructed to go before the court of common council and ask for the transfer of $300 from that account, $100 to go to the pay roll and $200 to the sundry account of the board. . Four applicants for positions on the force iprettented their applications. They were ChrlBtopher ',A. Led with, Cornelius J. Hayes, Frederick Bosse and J. M. Sellers. The qualifications of the first three of the quartet were examined and having been foimd cor rect, their applications were placed on file. In the -case, however, of Mr. Sel lers it was ascertained that his1 height was only 6 feet 8 Inches, the required height of all applicants being 6 feet 10 inches. . Upon closer examination It was ascertained that the applicant hail been examined over a year ago, before the standard of height was raised from 6 feet 8 inches to 6 feet 10 inches. Since that time Mr. Sellers has failed to put In his. application, in view -of these facts, the members of the board decided that they could not consider his application and thg. applicant was given leave to withdraw, f : The board voted to . hereof ter hold semi-monthly meetings, owing to the fact that considerable business accum ulates during the nfonth and causes prolonged monthly sessions 'of the board. --' ,' s ftj Patrolman Coonan - was allowed $6 for a new pair of trousers, to replace a pair ruined while making an arrest and Patrolman Curran -$1.50 for repairs to his dress- coat,, which waa - .torn' while arresting a man a week or two since. -Officer William Frey .ateo put in a bill for $20 for a new mackintosh ruined while arresting a prisoner, but the board refused , to allow him more: than $5 with which to buy a new -rubber coat such as Is worn by the other, members of 'the department These bills were presented to the board owing to the fact that the city court baa re fused to pay the bills for Injuries to patrolmen's clothing. ".,,?''- Arrested for Harder. I , . ' t Rutland, Vt, Oct 80. Henry Harris and Albert Brown were, arrested yes terday for the murder of OBIeBry 'D.' Lawrence In the winter of 188M0. Law- nA v; waa. found In tfild Wwbi Aprils. 1890, withW skull crushed b blows from a ciud. xne matter has been' a complete mystery ,ever since the discovery ... of the body. The:; officers claim to have sufficient evidence to war rant the arrests and conviction. Th prisoners were-arralgned for murder in the first degree, and the bearing ad journed at the request of the govern- Jnent, . . - jursr TO-MORT, Grand Ballj of Worklagnwa to be Beld by Repablleeae, A grand worktngmen' rally will be held by th republicans of th Eighth ward In Pyramid hall on State street, corner of Hlne place, this evenlng.Tbe meeting will be addressed by Judg L. M. Hubbard of Waillngford, Charles R. 8plegel, the republican candidate for sheriff, and Attorney -A. McMatthew- son. Th officers of the meeting will be as follows; ' President General EL 8. Greeley. Vice presidents J. L. Treat, . H. C. Warren, J. Henny, Jr., B. B. Sheldon, E. B. Munson, D. H. Clark. W. F. Gil lett T. H. Suoher, C, J. Rabanus, L. L. Hepburn, T. S. Lilja.i - Secretaries R. I. Atwater, Harry B. Brown, George W. Bean, Jacob P. WrlghtMartln Emmerich, B.A.Tuckjr, Adam Sattlg, George J. Burt. Brigade Shoot. Nlantlo, Oot. 80. The brigade rifle shoot was held at the new state range on the oamp ground to-day. The weath er was favorable for the shoot, there being no wind. The score made by the Second regiment were as follows: Second r diriment Major Dickinson Captain La Barnes WOyds. MOyds. ... HI Si ueuienant Young- 2H Lieutenant Norton Lieutenant Toelll ,.. t Private Marti ndale M Sergeant Walker.... S Berfreant Keppler. 27 Corporal Landon ,. 95 Lieutenant Flynn H Soiyennt Denno ?S Lieutenant Laudensaok ti REPVBLICAJt BALLY Will be Beld In Weat Raven To-morrow . Krenlng. Hon. O. H. Piatt, United States sena tor from Conneotiout, will address the oitizens of West Haven at town ball to-morrow, Thursday evening; Novem- Dor i, at o o'clock. FA I It OFEK8 TO-N1QHT. Veteran Valnnteer Firemen's Sons Associa tion Old Union Armorr.t Th6r fair of the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Sons will open ait the Old Union armory to-night and Will be con- trnuea until November a inolusiva. fMuslo for dancing will be furnished bv m uannneim oronestraj prompting by . William William. Dead, Middletown, Conn., Oo. 80. William Williams, aged, sixty-five, enlor 4 mem ber of the flrnjof,WTllla4it of Bona, onrriage manufacturers, died last.nlgbt ox near uisease. ii.. nact Deen promi nent in business affairs in this city for Tears. . . ' Branford. - Branford, Oct. .89. Theoase against John McCarthy; oharged with setting fire to his residence here on Saturday night, had his case continued in the sown oourt to-dpy by Justice Zink until rnursaay. - ' The Cruder Cincinnati. Hew liondon, Oot. 80. The TJnited States cruiser Clnoinnatl Is in the har bor with a dangerous oareo of tornedna. which she brought on from the naval station at mewport for the navy yard here. - Hadlson Republican. Nominate. Madison, Oot. 80 The republicans to-night nominated Samuel H; Chitten den for Judge of probate and Myron Manger for representative. " GHERIA G KNOCKED OUT. ' Stanton Abbott Proved to be Too Much for .'.-,. ' i Him. Baltimore ct. 30.-stanton Abbot. the lightweight champion of England, knocked Charley Gherlng out in the third round In the Concert Hall of Harris Academy to-night Gehring who has a record of twenty-three vic tories, won the amateur lightweight championship of the United States In New Tork last March and subsequent ly entered the professional class. To-nignt's contest was -to b bit three-minute rounds. Gehring did all the leading in the first two rounds, but most of his blows fell short The third round opened with a hard blow on Abbott's ribs. Some clever In-flght-Ing followed and then Abbott landed a slashing upper cut on Qehrings right ear, wnicn reiiea mm. The referee had .' counted eight before the Balti more ohampion regained his feet He Was . Very groggy. As soon as he straightened up Abbott sent a swinging blow straight at Gehrlng's chin. Gehr ing went down in a heap and was counted out ".The police began to climb Into the ring lifter the first knock-down, but not in time to prevent the knoclt-out blow. Four preliminary bouts preceded the star event. " Ralph Irving of Washing ton and Sol English ' sparred four round to a draw, as did Abe Ullmann, champion middleweight . of Maryland, and Chris Johnson. TUje other con tests wer uninteresting,'" Dave Home and Joe Elliott were to- have met at ISO pounds, but Horn weighed 143 and Elliott was award ea tne purset "' Position of the Bank Is Strong. ; Berlin Oct. 80, The executive com- mittee of the relohs bank held a meet ing to-day. The president of th In stitution deolared that the position of the bank was exceptionally strong,' The gold pnrohases of the bank ' bad .been 162,000,000 marks greater in 1891 than. In 1808. The bank was authorised by a vote of the oommittee to advance on all Russian state stock, with a fixed interest payable in gold, and also on Russian railway prefereno; shares, of which the Interest is payable U gold, - BIQUTB WABD ROSEBERY IS CRITICISED. IIB BAB DBA WXA BIO HBRBJXG IX TUB WAX Or HOME BULK. . . Daring Bis Bradlord Addreea It waa Xvl dent That Be, M.oUlly If Mot Actually Held HI. Tonine la' His Cbeek-Mew 1 h.or.ei Prompt Coward e. London, Oot 80. Lord Salisbury, speaking In Edinburgh this evening, replied to Lord Rosebery's speech against the house of lords. The pre mier, he said, had drawn a big herring In the way of horn rule, but it was ev ident that during his Bradford address he, mentally, If not actually, held his tongue in his cheek. Lord Rosebery had no more power than had anybody else to determine the subject which would be referred to the voters at the next election. To submit a detailed measure for the decision of the electors was certainly an honest proceeding, and in the form In which It existed In the states was decidedly advantageous to good government and the stability of the country. - However,' Lord Rosebery had not stated the project,- but merely asked that a blank check be drawn in favor of his instruments In the house of com mons. It Is ridiculous to suppose the English and Scotch electorates would place their necks Under the foot of men In the west and south of Ireland who had sent Archbishop Walsh's battalions to Westminster. If the liberals would only drop this policy the parties In the lords would be found more evenly bal anced than ever before. He must warn the people earnestly against an unre strained representative chamber. Urg ing new theories prompted new cow ardice. In closing hte address Lord Salisbury expressed confidencejthat Joseph Cham berlain's domestlo proposals would re ceive the hearty support of the union ists of all sectlonK ALL KETOntn COXriBMED. Valor of the Troops at Knllechao to the Emperor. London,' Oct 30. The Times corre spondent in Tientsin, sent to-day a dispatch confirming! previous reports of severe fighting at Kullechao on Oc tober 25, ... . Sung Kwale, In reporting the battle officially to the emperor praised the valor of the troops, but confessed that they were overmatched In weapons and traitTing-. The complete initiative na tional affairs, hitherto exercised by Li Hung CMang rto. being ..eswlmed -In Pektrv- The foreign' officers ' feave not yet 'rejoined the fleet. They' await the settlement ' of the conditions bf ser vice, ... Hohenlohe's Appointment. - Berlin, Oct. 80. The appointment of Prince of Hohenlohe Langenberg to be staathalter of Alsace-Lorraine has been announced o fflclauy. The Koelnisoho Zeitung Says that Freiherr -Marsohall von Biokerstein has been appointed Prussian minister of state, while still retaining the imperial secretaryship of foreign affairs. ;-t , Will Revolutionise Warfare. Melbourne, Oot. 80. Mr. Allan, a resident of Melbourne, has Invented an eleotric submarine torpedo boat which, he claims, oari be sunk to any dept h and can run as fast as a surface boat. It can be kept submerged, he says, for three days. A suooessful experiment with Allan's model was made last week in the presence of the Earl of Hope town and many naval and military offi cers. After seeing the experiments Rear Admiral Bpwdan-Smith gave the opinion that the beat was all thrt Mr. Allan claimed and was destined to rev olutionize naval warfare. MOXXBEAX'8 ttXAXCIAZ NEEDS. A Proposition to Tax Religions and Bdn- . . catlonal Establishments. Montreal, Oct.30,rOwlng to the bad state bt he finances of the city the board of chairmen, at its last meeting, recommended that' all properties now exempt from taxation be taxed one half their assessed value. These prop erties Include churches of all denomina tions, parsonages, hospitals, religious institutions of all kinds, educational es tablishments, etc.; the whole to amount to $34,185,894. There will be a tremen dous outcry should this arrangement be adopted by the city council, but the al dermen say ths,t they see no other way to raise funds. .; , ARCKBI8HVP FABBE'8 BAW. Y Dismissal of the Damage Suit Brought by the Canada Revue. Montreal, Oct. 86,-i-Judge Doherty de livered en'; elaborate" judgment this morning In . the - case, of the Canada Revue against Archbishop Fabre, claim ing $50,uuo aamages.ior placing tne paper-under ban The Judge based his de cision on the oivil law of the land, and dismissed .thet case pti the groundn that such a high dignitary of chuch as an archbishop "Who "ijir "the spirttnal.mdTt-. tt)tj.nvi,'', has a per fect right, to warn: persons under his spiritual . charge against pernicious lit erature, 'and also fo' condemn certain, so-called Cathollc'publlcatlons which at tack his church.'; The Judge admitted that the plaintiff may have suffered damages; but that -as si.-; professed Catholic who published what were con sidered by his spiritual superior obscene or unorthodox articles, he could have no grounds for redress. Therefor the costs of th suit were levied against the plaintiffs An appeal to. the privy councU is threatened. XXCELLKX MUSICAL XBXAT. Satdl's Conerrt Overwhelmingly Reeeired -A Brilliant Program. . A large, select, and what Is most unusual for New Haven, appreciative and unhypercrlt leal 'audience, listened to an excellent concert given under the direction of Anton SeidI at the Hyperion last evening. The program was admirably selected and superbly rendered. The opening number, "8a kuntala," by Goldmark, was beard for the first time in this city last even ing. It Is a magnificent piece of work and was rendered In a manner far above any criticism whatsoever. From the commencement, by a subdued and Impressive chorale movement played by the lower strlngd Instruments, as sisted later on by the brass, and gradually working up into a majestic canon. In which the first violins take up the motive and ending In the chorale of the first part. In a massive and masterly strain, which leave the listener In a complete state of "musical-soul" satisfaction, , the superb leadership of Herr SeidI; was vividly manlfeet. Needless to say, continuous and well-merited applause greeted this number. Th;e effect of harp obllgto In many parts of the overture was very pleasing. Beethoven's symphony. "Pastorale," a most difficult piece of work, was also rendered in good' taste and style. But at times the unstablllty of the French horn marred the effect of the production! The (pastoral surround ings, the brook, the carol of the birds, the thunder storm, the merry making of the peasants, etc., were finely evi denced by the various instruments. The two shorter numbers, Victor Herbert's "Love Scene" and Moskow skl's "Serenade," were played by the strings only, and the magnificent bow ing and technique, especially the 'cel los, were ably demonstrated and Herr Seldl graciously responded" to the tu multuous applause by repeating the latter number. Lisst's symphonic poem, "Les Prelduee," a most difficult piece of work for the strings, was finely played. In fact there was not a number on the program that would call for any unfavorable criticism. Miss Lillian Blauvelt, the well known soprano, who made such a favorable Impression last season with the Gounod society In "The Messiah," made her debut In New- Haven in secular work last evening. - To say that Miss Biauv "vett- sings admirably, ..would do . mit meagre Justice to "her work. She pos sesses a most flexible voice,-clear and penetrating, but possessing . a most sweet and soothing' tone. ' Her selec tion, Aria from "El Cld" by Mass enet, abounds in a number of most difficult cadenzas and thrills, but were rendered faultlessly by Miss Blauvelt. Her pianissimo work and sustenuatlon of tones, especially on the thrills, were marvellous. Her entire work wass su perb, and well-merited and thunderous clause broke forth lnom ner hb- teners. She graciously responaea De- . . .... repeating the number. And sharing equally the nonors ot the evening with Miss Blauvelt, was Signor Campanarr, the famous bari tone of New Tork. He possesses a most magnetic, powerful and unfet tered voloe, equally brilliant in the lower and upper registers. In Meyer- h.r'a aria. "Dinorah," his free and metallic tones were grandly demon strated. Shower after shower of ap plause greeted him at the close of this n..mw and he. also graoloUsly re sponded with an aria from "Alda, Nothlmr but the most ravoraoie unu- c.lsms were expressed Dy an present and the next' Seldl . concert win De anxiously awaited by all, who were so pleasingly treated test evening. PBOMOTEDAXD TBAXSEERRED. Cntunal Amount o'f Business Transacted by Fire Commissioner., At the regular meeting of the board of fire commissioners last evening all the members of the board were present, and more than the usual amount of busi ness was transacted.- Captain Camp of steamer 3 was promoted from captain of the third grade to, captain f tne sec ond grade. This carries with it th in crease of salary of 50 per year. Hoseman William 'Dwyer of- steamer No. 4 .was promoted to be driver ; of steamer. E. S. Johnson of steamer No. was fined three days' pay for-being absent from the engine house without leave, and two days' pay 'additional for not responding to an alarm of fire from box 13. ' , ? ": The following assignments , of men recently added to the force Were made: Gustave Staude. to steamer No. 1, W. J. Doherty to steamer No. S, H. J. Goebel to steamer .No. i 8, 'George Gunnlp to steamer No. 4, Isaac Isaacs to steamer No, 7, M. Fleming to truck No. 1, and Robert A. Snodgrass. j ; j;V The following.' transfers were also made:. J. J. Burns from steamer No. 1 to steamer No. 7,' B. S. Johnson from steamer No. 8 to steamer No. (, S. B. Webster from steamer No. 2 to steamer No. B, W. Weldon fron steamer No. 6 to steamer No. 2, W. A. Miller from steamer No, 7 to steamer No. 1, J.- E. James from steamer No. 7 to steamer Io. 8, C H. Dyer from truck No. 1 to steamer No. 7.-'- - ' ;--:. The following hose men and hook and ladder men,' having serve -two years, in the third grade, were promoted to the Second grade: John J. Burns of steamer No. V Fred E. Smith of steamer No. $, James B. Webster of steamer No. 8, Thomas Tyndall of steamer No. , B. p. Hermance of steamer No. 8, James H. Reynolds of truck No. 1. W Fv Saars of truok No. 8, and W. G. Pond ofH THOSE FREE SCHOOL BOOKS. SXLECTMKX MAKE XO APPROPBIA XIOX WITHOUT STATEMENT, They Cant See Why 13,000 Is Beed4 Every Tear chool District Has Had - No H tatrm nt of Kapcndltnro. .. Kart Rock Park Elevator Other Bn.lncs. Th petition of the New Haven school district for an appropriation of $13,004 with which to purchase free text books for the use of Che pupils at the publlo schools was the subject of a lengthy.and! at times, rather warm discussion a the meeting of the selectmen last even Ing. All the members of the board werej present and Chairman Cunningham presided. Selectman Baldwin provoked the die. ousslon by Inquiring whether the board of education had made any statement as to in what manner the previous an. nual appropriations of this amount had been expended. (This statement waa asked for by the selectmen from the board of education about two weeks ago.) The selectman said that it was about time tor the town authorities td know what was being done with he money and not go ahead year afted year appropriating large sums and nev. er knowing what became of It or fori what It was used. Selectman Pohlman expressed Ukd views, and Insisted that a statement should be submitted to the board. Town Agent Garrity stated that for several years the town had been making appro, priations of $13,000 for free text books for the board of education, and that nd statement had ever yet been reoelvedl of Its expenditure. He could not sea why the sum of $13,000 was needed an nually by the schools. Finally, after a lengthy discussion, a the suggestion of Selectman Cunning, ham action was deferred for a week. In the meantime strenuous efforts wljl be made to compel the board of eduoa tion to submit a statement to the town) authorities. A long discussion also took plaoe orf the question of an elevator at East Rock park. Finally it was voted thai the chairman Should appoint a commit tee of five to go before the next session of the general assembly and endeavor to secure permission for the bonding ofl the town to the amount of $40,000 wttbj Which to build the elevator. The com mlttee will be announced next Friday evening. ii .,' . J The. matter of. ihe .'jjSdjfewood avenue railroad extending Its track over the": Gilbert bridge in Weatville was referred! . to the committee on railroads and) ' bridges. ' A petition from the property owners and residents on Townsend avenue re- questing that the New Haven Street, Railroad company be given permission to lay its tracks through that avenue was received, and finally after a lengthy) discussion It was decided to hold a rpec-t . lal hearing on the subject Friday even. Ing of this week. President David Corey and Secretary Dodge were pres. ent In the interests of the railway , oom. pany. Secretary Day and Town Agent Gar. rlty submitted a Joint report on the matter of the boundaries of the New! Haven and Westville school districts. In the absence of Secretary Day of trio) board of education the report was made by Town Agent Garrity. The re. port was In substance to the effe?t that the dividing line between the two dis tricts is substantially the same as It) has always been, and that eight new( mile stones will be placed in posltlori to mark the boundaries. ' Ordination Service, at United Ohnrch. -, A council called by United church tq ordain Its assistant pastor, Rev. H, R. Miles, will meet in the chapel all 4 this afternoon to examine the can. dldates. The session will be open. The ordination services will be held In the church at 7:30. It is expected that Dr. George A. Gordon of UjeJ Old South church, Boston, will preach1 the sermon. A DUEZ WITH AXES. The Principals Both Killed Result of 4 Quarrel Between Fanners. . . Waycross, Ga., Oct. 30. News of aj duel fought In Perrlel oounty has been received here. William Griffin and Lip roy Moore, two farmers, neighbors, be. came angry because the son of one and the daughter of the other have been re cently keeping company with each oth er. The farmers met yesterday an$ fought a duel with axes, both sinking their weapons to the helves In each oth er's heads, falling ro the ground and dying together. , .. . ' ... A Requlslon for Mrs. Herman. Albany, Oct. 80. Benjamin Webb, arj employe of the Lexow investigating committee, came to town to-day an'd procured at the executive chamber a ' requisition on the governor of New Jer sey for the custody of Mrs. Herman, 1 who is wanted as a witness before the committee, and who was arrested, by the police officials of Jersey City while on her way from Chicago' to New Tork Governor Flower wrote out the requlsb tlon before he left here yesterday, bn did not make the fact public. . . ' : I Pleasures of the Imaginatioa. 1 t "Tell me s story, grandma." . ' . "What kind of story do yon wn& TommyT" , r "Tell me a story with plenty of ral. Ins and candy butt, with a dog." Texas. sittings, - - ' i..T -if ' .' v w ' f.