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VOL XII. N0.29K PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW. HAVEN CONN., THURSDAY, DECEMBER C, 1894 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. RETORT OF SECT. GRESHAM. qitbx to coxa mesh o.v wr rno- tBBT BLADE BT OEBMAXX. The Doty on Sugar Wh tba Bom of Coa tentloa and Ha Uphold the Stand aa That Question Tba, wee Take by ha United StaUa la tba Mattar. . Washington, Deo. 6. The report of the secretary of state, mentioned in the president's message, upon the German proteet against the discriminating duty of one-tenth of a cent per pound on augar coming from countrlei paying an export bounty thereon, waa transmitted to con great to-day. After referring to the note of the Ger man ambassador, which waa dated Au guit 28 last, when the tariff act went Into effect, Secretary Greiham aayt: "The proteat la baaed upon the fact that aucb a measure could not be re conciled with the most favored nation clause which governs the economic rel atives of the two countries, but that it Is rather a differentiation whereby the exportation of German augar to the United States Is mora unfavorably treated than that of several other Euro pean countries. In this relation the German ambassador says: The grant Ing of an export bounty is a .domestic affair of Germany. An intent not to fulfill its treaty stipulations baBed upon the most favored nation clause can not, therefore, be Inferred from this by any other country. He also declares that the view which has been manifest ed by the legislative bodies, of the United Stateswould render the effects of the most favored nation clause illusory, and that it would expose the contract ing parties to the adoption of arbitrary duties, which Is the object of treaties containing a most favored nation clause to prevent' "By the tariff act of October 1, 1894, an additional duty of one-tenth of a cent, a pound was imposed on sugars imported from countries that paid a greater bounty on tlhe exportation of refined sugar than was paid on raw sugar. Against this additional duty it does not appear that the German gov ernment protested. The reason,how ever, why no such protest waa made, may, perhaps be discovered by a com parison of the provisions of the acts. By the act of 1890, the additional duty was imposed only on sugars above num ber sixteen Dutch standard, and on . them on the" conditions above stated. By the act of 1894 the additional duty is Imposed on ell sugars, whether above or below the standard. -"The value of sugars Imported into the United States from) the German em pire has been more than 15,000.0d0 an nually. Of this aggregate only $200;000 or 1300,000 worth, or about one seventy fifth, was about No. H Dutch standard, The effect, therefore, of the additional duty of one-tenth of a cent under the tariff act of 1890 was comparatively insignificant. "The effect of the additional duty on all sugars under the act of 1894 Is most . important, . since, other things being equal, the Importer will not take the more highly dutiable German sugars till other sugars not subject to the ad ditional duty had been absorbed. The additional duty under the act of 1894 affects, therefore, the whole of our large trade in German sugars." Secretary Gresham them proceeded to consider the legal aspects of the Ger man protest in connection with" the two stipulations of the United States Prussian treaty of 1828, placing the commercial Intercourse of the United States and Prussia, not the entire Ger man empire, on the moat favored nation basis, which give either party the right, special engagements or recipro city being excepted, to take the duties levied by the other on, article tihb produce or manufacture of any other country, ana to demand! the sai . Treatment ror its own products and manufactures. it is obviously," says Secretary Gresham, "no answer to this to say that certain dlscriminatlntr duties levfod by one party on the products or manu factures or the other are not oonflned to the latter, or to any country by name, but apply equally to all countries that may happen to fall in certain' category. xl mere i any otner country, or if there are other countries, which either oy name or xy a general classification, re tarauiiH. irom tine auty (special en gagments of reciprocity beina- ed) the requirements of the treaty are not fulfilled. To say that the discrim ination is not specifically and explicitly national, or that It applies to more than one country, is a mere argumen- Tanve suDtenuge, inconsistent - with the clear Intention of the treaty." xne treaty or 1815 between the united states and Great Britain: was almost identical in language with the subsequent Prussian treaty, but rough rice from the west coast of Africa was admitted from; the: west coast of Africa at a smaller rate than- rice from else where and upon' the protest to ' the United States, Great Britain was com pelled to equalise the duty. ? Secretary Gresham contends. that the payment bin a country of a bounty on the .exportation ' of an . article of its produce or manufacture for the purpose of encouraging) a domestic . Industry can no more be considered as a discrimina tion than cam the imposition of a prac tically prohibitive duty on the im portation, of an article of a foreign - country for the- same purpose, , be so .considered. The two measures are the , ,'same in. principle; the questions aa to wbtch shall be adopted is a matter of . domestio policy. It is a matter in re ' spect of which nations in stipulating for equality of, treatment have, pre served liberty of action. The protec tive duty on Importation, and the bounty , on exportation are alike intended what , ever may be' their effect to create a , national advantage in production or in manufacture. - VI ranker Details of tba Mannar -Attitude ' artbsKariafKiutbOTly London, Dec. (.Dr. O. Thoumatan, a well known Armenian, formerly a pro fessor at the American college at Mar- sovan, has received a letter from an Armenian now at Constantinople, giv ing still further particular regarding tba Turkish atrocities in Armenia. The nam of the writer la withheld. The letter relates In detail the situation of affairs, and) lays the chief blame upon England, which, he says, poaes as Ar mania's protector. Tha writer aaya: In the neighborhood of Mush the In habitants of twenty-five Armenian vll lagea have been ruthlessly massacred and twir houses have been burned down and destroyed at the hands of the Hamldlje cavalry, favorite regt meats of the sultan. The victims num- ber 6.000. Besides that, the Inhabitants of two or three villages were compelled to embrace Mohammedanism. Alas, It Is an autheutlo fact which ail the em oassea Know well also, that this was done with the sultan's knowledge. Two days ago the Turkish official papers an nounoed that the sultan had presented new, golden flags to the Hamldlje cav airy. The writer sneaks of the shocking butchery and mutilation of women and children and closes by saying: "I be, gan this letter on the 6th (of Novem ber), and was suddenly obliged to hide it for several days because the gov, ernment was causing our houses to be searched." London, Dec. 5. The1 Daily News, commenting on the Armenian refugees' story of outrages, says ":There is no question of the Earl of Klmberley's disposition to see justice done, but he has the right to demand! the support of the powera No reason of so-called policy ought to make them slack In this obvious duty. Turkey's worst mis. fortunes, and by consequence the worst assaults on the European equilibrium, which Is the political fetish of a certain school, have sprung from Turkish crimes. This new, and, if possible, more awful crime than all that have gone before, constitutes the only dan ger that threatens the world's peace.' The Chronicle says that it is the business of Europe to see that the per petrators of the outrages are punished. The time is fast approaching, It adds, when the final break-up of Turkish rule in Europe must be faced. GREAT WORK EXPECTED. Labor Delegates Leare for Denver nnd Expect to Accomplish Much. - New York, Dec. 6. Fifteen delegates to the American Federation of Labor, which will begin its proceedings 1 in Denver next Monday, started from here, for that city this evening. Among them were John Burns, David Holmes and J. William Benn, delegates from the Brit ish Trades Unions congress; Samuel Gompers, president, and Christopher Evans, secretary of the Federation; Henry Lloyd of the Central Labor union of Boston, T. F. Tracy of Hart ford and Henry Weissman, secretary of the International Bakers' union. Mr. Gompers predicts that the con v.entlon will mark the beginning of a great revival of Interest and action among trades unions. The party ex pects to arrive In Denver on Sunday. Mr. Burns said to-day that his re ception had been so cordial and he was so Interested in all he saw and heard that he deeply regretted the brevity of his visit here. He expressed great ad miration for American newspaper en terprise, and added that his visit had been a revalation to him in many ways, Brilliant Shots the Order. Oh'icago, Dec. 6. Although Schaefer struggled nobly ; to-night to cut down the advantage gained, the Little Wonder in.the end proved too much for him, running out at the beginning 0f the twelfth inning with the -phenomenal number or 281. The performances of both men was the best yet seen In this tourney. Brilliant shots were the or der of the evening. At the conclusion or tne night's game the total score stood: Ives 1,800, Schaefer 1,042. BE WAXTB BIS DAUGHTER, George King Invokes the Aid of the Polioe to Find Her. , Putnam, Dec. 6. George E. King, a well known business man of Killingly, came here this evening in search of his seventeen-year-old daughter, who elop ed with Orrin Chandler, a WlHlamsvllle man, this morning. . Miss "Cing is a pretty blonde .and has been a favorite at all social gatherings in the place where she lived. About two years ago, Chandler, who comes from Hopkinsville, Mass., secur ed employment here, and soon after wards he became acquainted with Miss King, whom he met at a social gather ing". The girl's parents were strongly opposed to their daughter keeping com pany with Chandler, who is thirty-live years of age. They had learned of the fact-that he was married and had a family living in Massachusetts, and they, warned their daughter , that she must have nothing to do with him. The girl, however, disregarded her . parents' warning and met Chandler clandestine ly. :UU,;;f This morning her parents upon going to : her room discovered that ; their daughter was' missing. Inquiry also led to the fact that Chandler was gone, too; and it was concluded that the cou ple eloped. i s Chandler was formerly a member of the T. M. C. A., but since his advent in town he has been known to be. quite a sporting man. He owed considerable money and left a board bill behind him; Mr. King here enlisted the aid Of the police -to assist him to find his missing daughter. ,, , ,, ARMENIA OUT RAO El. WENT DOWN WIT!! THE SHIP I TURKK MEN lOiT THEIK LtTES XX A COI.LIHIOX IX TUB BOVMD, aa Eagtl-h Tramp steamer, the Dorian, Crashed lutt ,11a Kcta-Mer CU K. MraiMoa On Katun's PnlntTbs OanUla and Twi Nation Saved. ' ' New London, Conn., Dec. I. The Brit ish tramp steamer Dorian, Captain Henry Bermpohl, bound from New York to Halifax, N. 8., light, ran Into and sank instantly tba schooner Clara E. Simpson of Portemouth, N. H., Cap tain John C. Hontvet, at 11 o'clock last night off Eaton's Point In the sound. The Simpson waa bound from Some'a Sound, Mo., for New York, with paving stones consigned to John Moran, Har lem, and had been out but a few days. Yesterday she came through from Dutch Island harbor and proceeded up the sound as far as Eaton's Neck, where the wind died out, and anchored in shore to await an opportunity to pro ceed. After sundown the wind Increased and In the evening Captain Hontvet made sail, leaving shortly before 11 o'clock In clear weather that enabled him to see the fight of Old Field on the shore and across the sound. The Simpson went out of Eaton's Neck when a big steamer showed up, Cap tain Hontvet seeing her lights plainly as she came down the sound. The steamer hit her forward of the millen nia st and sank her as quickly as though the bottom had dropped out of her. Captain Hontvet saw a colllssloh was Inevitable and yelled to those of the crew near enough to hear him to take to the fore-rigging. This course he and two sailors took and their lives were saved, but the mate, steward and one sailor had not time to obey the com mand and went down with the vessel. The Dorian crashed Into the schooner on the starboard side, striking her a glancing blow that opened up the sides of the vessel and sent the mlzzenmast up on deck and into the water. Captain Hontvet saw a collision was short Jib-boom struck the mlszenmast of the Simpson, thus preventing the steamer from hitting the schooner with full force, else it would have sent the steamer to the bottom also, as the shock would have been like hitting a rock. When the crash came every thing seemed to be going to pieces, and In two minutes the Simpson Had gone down. Captain Hontvet ran across-the deck ttf the rigging, buY.ha4 only" got to the shear, pole when the deck of the vessel was. under water. He climb ed up the rigging, . as did two sailors, Thomas Laurel and Alfred Hingren, where they clung to the hanks, the ves sel settling in the water all the time, until finally the men were afloat.- ' ' A terrific sea was running and the water was very rough; so the meneSuld not hold on and finally let go, clinging to drift stuff to keep afloat. Captain Hontvet's brother, Hans, of Ports mouth. Stewart Williams of East Bos ton and John Aikland made an effort to get a boat from the davits, but before they could do It went down with the vessel, or were struck by the falling mlzzenmast and were killed. Their bodies were seen afloat after the col lision. Mate Hontvet leaves a wife and sev en children, Steward Williams a widow and one child in East Boston, and Aik land was single. As soon as possible after the vessels struck the Dorian was stopped and put out a boat to pick up the crew of the Simpson and waited about the scene of the collision nearly four hours' before she started east to this port. : - On board the Dorian all possible was done for the survivors, and they speak In the highest term of the kindness of Captain Bermpohl and crew. Captain Bermpohl was at the wheel when the collision occurred. The pilot had been below and just came up before the ves sels came together. The captain said he saw the lights on the schooner, but supposed he could cross her bow all right,, but she was too .near and the dis aster came. . . ,'. !. Captain Hontven declares the steamer was but one point on his weather -bow when she sheared to cross. If She had been kept on her course the collision would have been averted. The men suffered a great deal from the intense cold after being chilled through In the water, and stimulants were necessary to revive them. The Dorian ,brought them into this port at 3:30 this after noon, when Captain Hontvet noted -a protest at the custom house, and with the survivors of the crew was sent to the marine hospital. . . . K ;'; : The Dorian remained but a few min utes, when she proceeded on .her way to Halifax, N. S. - Slfe received slight dam age: The Simpson waa 371 tons. Her master was part owner and had been on the vessel ten years. She was Unin sured. ' The Simpson'a , topmast .'were above the- water a couple of fathoms when the Dorian left her, and her top sails were floating on the water.; iCap talh Hontvet wtM leave ,fbf Portemouth to-morrow, if able to do so. Uj''Sti . EOBCED TO DOIT. 1 ,5 University of Pennsylvania Wlll Send ai ',. Crew to Eng'and. V...-'v. : Philadelphia, Dec. 5. Tv. Jjijsia. White of the University of PennsytVai nla states that the university will $fjo&4 ably send an eight- oared crew to Eng land .next spring to compete , in the Henley regatta scheduled for July 9 and and 11. . .. '' ,."'-;vy '.'i.'vf ; As Cornell's best crew wilt take part In thejregatta, and as neither Harvard nor Yale will agree to meet Pennsylva nia on the water,: the Pennsylvanlahs feel forced to take such a step, ; BAKTARD BKTTIKQ BKADT. I fee Baa Bar Men .a Tvalnimg for tba Boat Boston,' Mass., Deo. a At the foot ball season Is over all eye at Harvard are on tha oarsmen. For five weeks the 'varsity crew men hsva been work ing on tha Charles ' fiver under the supervision of Coach Watson. Promis ing candidates only are called to tha river squad. These are mostly men who ' have rowed before, and were chosen for their physical proportlona. - The first -two weeks oh the river were, spent- In grasping the principles upon which Mr. Watson expects to develop his stroke. Particular attention was paid to watermanship and to a long, sweeping stroke, obtaining In great part by a long body sweep. During the rest of the time on the river the launch was In daily use and the first and sec ond crew rowed side by aide under the eye of Mr. Watson. Once the second 'varsity was given a handicap of some lengths, and the 'varsity attempted to close up the gap In a long stretch. The first crew was not at all fixed In Its make-up from, day to day. R.H. Stevenson, 97, last year's end rush on the 'varsity eleven, has rowed almost continuously at stroke. The Harvard policy this year Is to find out as early as possible the man who Is to fill the most Important posi tion and to build up to him. Stevenson will In all likelihood be the man who will set set the stroke for the crimson at New London In June. F. Duffleld, '06, has been at No. 6 during the fall. He rowed on his freshman crew and was a promising candidate for the 'varsity crew last year, when he was forced to stop rowing on ac count of his college, work. J. R. Bullard, '96, at No. 2, Is the only man of last year's "varsity to hol4 the same position throughout the fall. He never rowed before last year. 1 The rest of the seats In the boat have been occupied by many different men, but towards the last of the sea son No. 7 was filled by A. A. Sprague, '97, No. 6 by L. D. Shepard, and No. 4 by R. H. Townsen. Bow was filled in succession by Watson, F. M. Forbes and M. K. Lewis. Townsend and Lewis rowed on the 'varsity last year. The rest, except Watson, are class crew men. Watson has never rowed before. ur the seventy-five candidates for the freshman crew, who began training seven weeks ago, about twenty-four re main, inese men have been sorted Into first, second and third crews.,, The crews are in eharge46f B. W. Legate, woo rowed.. on Harvard s winning eights in '78 and '79. He thoroughly un derstands Mr. Watson's rowing policy, ana under his guidance Harvard's freshman crew should be up to the win nlng standard. . feoldtar Were Drunk. uonunDus, o., , Dec. 6. At to-d'ay's session of ilie Celt court of Inquiry' the witnesses examined were all from Washington court house and trpir evidence was all of one tenot-that the crowd was not disorderly, while there were a few persons In It who were try ing to excite a mob spirit; that a much smaller force than Colonel Colt had at hand could have dispersed the crowd without loss of life If they had been properly used and that the soldiers and officers were drinking In the saloons In the afternoon before the shooting, If they were not di-unk. BE WXT.L TUX AUA1N. tord Duuraven Sends a hallenga for the America's Cup. .London, Dec. 6. It was learned to day authoritatively that a challenge ror tne Americas cup had been for warded to New York. Lord Dunraven makes the statement that the challenge has been forwarded. All previous reports touching the subject have been mere guess work. Lord Dunraven adds that no details regarding the wording of the challenge will be made known by him until he receives the reply of Dhie New York Yacht club. -Vfcr , Good Impression Made. Berlin, Dec 6. President Cleve land's! statements regarding sugar and the Samoan Islands have made a good Impression here. : Bishop Kay (food III. Atlanta, Ga., Dec 5. Bishop Attlcus Haygood of the Methodist Episcopal church (South) Is dangerously ill at his Ihwhe at Oxford, Ga. He attended the annual conference of the church at Rome last week, but was too ill much of the .time to preside. The symptoms of his case indicate pneumonia. THE "VOTEBTIE PABTIE." At College Street Church Last Night A ; ..:' Fine Time for all. v , The ' parlors -of the College street Congregational church were very pret tily decorated with '..evergreen and ferns last evening, the occasion being a -poverty party given under the aus pice? ti the Willing Circle, King's Daughters of the church.- The young ladies were gowned in old . fashioned dresses and looked very pretty. The - young ladles gathered around the piano and rendered several sweet songs .dtiring the evening. Light .refreshments were served and all had a delightful time. The young ladles in' costume were: Miss Carrie Baldwin, Miss ' Frances Chandler, Miss Elisabeth Chamtoerlain, miss iaa i Adams, mmm dennie . Ford, Miss Jennie RobinBon, Mrs. Q. E. Marsh. ; Miss May , Wadbams, Miss Fahnle .Thompson, Mtaa Edith Lloyd, Miss Carrie uoimes, miss Bmma Bene dict,; Misses Gertie and. .May White, Mis. -IV I, Booth, Miss j Jessie- Hogg- son. TAX RATE FOR NEXT YEAR. crr nxAxctEnn hkcommkxd XWBLTB AND A HALF MILLS. City's Estimated Income M76,S Re port af the Board ef riaaae-Big Knif ing In lbs Estimates of All City Hopart maDsInUraatlng Figure. The members of the board of finance yesterday completed the arduous duty of preparing the estimated expenaea for the next fiscal year and their re port as presented to the board of al dermen laat evening will prove inter esting reading to the taxpayers of the city. The recommendation of the city finan ciers starts oil with the estimated ex penses of the board of public works. The amount recommended for 1S95 Is 1118,079. 4 and $100,000 extra for sewers. Laat year $138,397.30 was appropriated and $100,000 for sewers. The appropria tion this year is reduced over $18,000. The road commissioners asked for 445,267.02. The items for new bridges are completely cut out and a recom mendation made that $88,000 be ap propriated for' repairing bridges. Three new bridges were asked for at a total cost of $120,000. In the police department the prun ing knife has again been used with telling effect.- This department asked for $208,425.20, . and unless the court of common council still further reduces teh amount, It will receive this year $162,485.60. Last year It got $160,375. The department asked for an appro priation of $20,806 with which to put twenty-four new men on the force, but this Item Is entirely cut out, with sev eral others of less Importance. The ap propriation asked for special de tective service has been cut out and every Item reduced to tlhe minimum. $400 Is, however, appropriated for the purchase of two horses for mounted patrolmen and $2,000 for placing the police wires underground. In the Are department Is discovered another big cut. This department aeked for $138,733 and may receive $115, ow, provided' the estimates are not still further cut In the court of com mon council. Included In this is $82D for fifteen new hydrants. The depart ment asked for fifty new hydrants The amount received last year by the Are department was $114,979. In the health department $32,375 was asked for and $13,975 Is recommended This means that th city will not un dertake to collect the garbage and own its own plant, but will be compelled to resort to the present unsatisfactory system of collection by contractor.,; In is ine uepanmem received is,bw. In tfce sundry account $269,810 Is rec ommended as against $254,093.63 In 1894. The free public library appropriation Is Increased $500 and there Is an appro priation of $15,000 with which to meet the payment on sewerage bonds due LFehruary 1, 1895. The estimated income of the city is given at $676,350 and a tax rate of 12 mills on the poll -and ratable estates within the limits of the city is recom mended, t'be same as this year. DEFECTIVE CONDUITS CONSIDERED. Commissioners States, Brown, Mc Gann and Maley were the only members of the board of public works present at last , night's meeting. Superintend ent Smith of the police department pre sented a report to the effect that the conduit pipes from over 500 buildings in the city discharged imperfectly and the water from them froze and render ed the sidewalks dangerous to pedes trians. The report was discussed by the members and owing to the fact that the owners of the buildings are guilty of violation of the city ordinances the entire report was referred to the city attorney for action. . Commissioner States brought up the question of the removal of snow from the streets of the city; In the past this work has been done'Jolntly by the city and street railroad companies. It Is claimed that the present system has failed to give satisfaction and an at tempt will be made to devise some oth er and better system. With this end In view It was decided to hold another meeting to-morrow- night and to write the representatives 'of the several rail road companies' to be present so that some concerted action, can be taken on the matter. ' . 1 : NO SUNDAY EXTEnTAISXEXTS, Protective League' Petition Discussed by , Police Board. Boston, Dec. 6--;Tihe question as to whether or hd there shall be any more Sunday theater entertainments in Bos ton furnished material for a lively dis cussion before the board of police to day. It oame upon ft petition from the Protective league and others and who want these entertainments stopped, and the league was represented by counsel, who complained of the Grand! Opera house, the Boston, !. Tremont, Hollls Street and Palace theaters, the Howard Athaeneum and the Grand Dime Mu seum.' -i ' v :y .:. The petition for a hearing was signed by a large number Of the ministerial and church societies of Boston, and many of tlhe petitioners were present in person;' , The theatrical men were also On hand with counsel. . The. complaints against the Tremont theater and the .Grand Opera house were withdrawn during the hearing. The complainants set forth that the en tertainments, announced as sacred are secular and come within the Sunday law. Considerable testimony was takenj and the adjoiirnment was taken for one week., ' '.. ' ." , , j. ' :'.', - Commander Boolh Worse. Chicago, Dec; 8.MThe condition, of Commander 'Balllngton Booth of the Saivatlon, army, has become worse dur ing the last twenty-four hours and. to night he is reported to be dangerously 111 at his Lawndale home, I BECKVTIOS AT UOTEBSOR MOBHI9' Delegates i.f the National Indian Aswela- floa CVaroiiHon Which Meets la This C'ltjr Tii-dar and Te-netrow. The delrgatea to tha annual meeting of tha National Indian association were reoelved by Governor and Mrs. Morris at their residence on Prospect street last evening. There were about 150 ladles present. The 'governor of the state has been accustomed to preside at the annual meeting of the Connecti cut branch of the association. The large public meeting In connection with the state annual meeting waa omitted this year on aocount of the proximity of .the meeting of the na tional association In thla city. Among those who 'were present at the reception last evening were: Miss Mary Ives, representing the Now Ha ven branch; Mrs. Sara T. Klnmy. pres ident of the slate association; Mrs. Professor Gorge B. Stevens, Mrs. Dr. Gilbert, Mrs. and Miss Unger, Mrs. William T. Booth, the general secre tary; Mrs. Arthur T. Hadley, Mra Professor Du Bols, Mies Ellen Cowlee, Mrs. Newman Smyth, Mrs. A. S. Quln ton of Philadelphia, president of na tional association; Miss Jones of New Jersey, the national secretary; Miss Foote of Pennsylvania, the national treasurer; Mrs. Gould of Pennsylvania, chairman of the home building com mittee; Mrs. General Flsk of New York, Miss Dewey, secretary of the Massa chusetts branch; Mrs. Flsk of Cam bridge, Mrs. Frye of Maine, Mrs. Jen nie Plumber of Brooklyn, Mrs. Wlster of Philadelphia, Mrs. Pelton, Miss Bronson of Hartford, Mrs. Camp of Wlnsted, Mrs. Hlne of Newark, N. J. A fine collation was served during the evening. MILITARY BAZAR Of (he Second Regiment Band. Go where the crowd goes and visit the military bazar of the Second1 Regi ment band, which Is being held this week in old Union armory. This evening will be the Blues and Naval Reserves night. The following will be the entertain ment: Piano Solo Mies Grace Walker. Fancy Drill Mascot Wood. Wheeler & Wilson Band. The Second Regiment band will re ceive the Wheeler & Wilson band at the depot at 7:40 p. m. and escort them to the state armory, where the two ;i ...uT o.Tna.iliilii.te and march to the UftllUD ... old Union armory with the Blues and Naval Reserves. ... The voting dosed as follows: Prompter Jahnlge 26, Beecher 18, Sullivan 10, Cappalo 13,' Del Grego 20, Dunn 15, Shea 10, Oggeson 31. Ring Miss Pieper 104, Miss Thomp son 21, Miss Fletcher 159. Flag Grays 23, Blues 20, Light Guard 17, First Separate Company 21, Sarsttelds 33. CONCERT AT WARSER BALL. Mendelssohn Quartet's Concert a Success Fully 700 people attended the concert given by the Mendelssohn quartet at Warner hall last night. The program was rendered as follows: Part I. a. Loyal Song Kucken b. Woodland Rose Fisher Mendelssohn Quartet. A Summer's Romance.... H. C. Bunner Miss Burke. The Prince of Peace E. A. Parsons (Cello Obligafo.) Miss Gaffney, Mr. Waud. Polonaise, In B Major Paderewskl Mr. Cheeswrlght. Andante, from Sonato in B flat Mendelssohn Mr. Waud. Quarete, Opus. 64, No. 2 J. Haydn Allegro Moderato Adagio. Messrs. Fonaroff, Bonney, Duff, Waud Concerton '....Godard Mr. Fonaroff. Notte Gentll d'Imene ("Romeo and Juliet) Gounod Mr. and Mrs. Bonney. Jack Horner (humorous) Caldlcott Mendelssohn Quartet. Ave Marie (violin obligato) Bock-Gounod Mrs. Bonney, Mr. Fonaroff. a. Rhine Wine Song Mendelssohn b. How Could I Leave Thee.. ..Cramer Mendelssohn Quartet. The quartet did nobly and received well merited applause. . The recitation by Miss Mary Dudley Burke was excellent and evidenced much talent. She received a handsome basket and bouquet of flowers. Miss Gaffney won the hearts of the audience with her sweet, .voice and win ning demeanor and was loudly applaud ed. She responded to the encore with another, song. She was the recipient of a handsome bouquatMr. Cheeswrlght's piano solo; was admirable, he having to respond to an encore playing a Ga votte by Pflueger. Good work was given by the string quartet composed of the following artists: Messrs. Fonaroff, Bonney, Do roll, Woud, . The duet by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bonney was delightfully rendered, and they had to respond to an encore. ( The quartet next sang again and were received with loud applause, (hey leav ing to respond to three encores. Mrs. Bonney's song with violin obli gate, by Mr. Fonaroff was elegant, and she responded to an encore. She re ceived three large bouquets of flowers. The concert was a success In every particular, and the quartet may be sure of a 'large patronage whenever they, appear again. , Wi A FATAL SHOOTING AFFRAY JT TOOK fLACt: IX THE BAVK BAT DIHTRtVT Or MOKTON. A Nnateh 1 hie' atole a Woman's Hand Bag and When Mia rnnnril'tsia I' Bon Him , Ha Kaaptlrd Ills Betolver Into Tlieni One M III Hare7 Die. Boston, Dec. 6. The Back Bay dis trict was the scene of a probably fatal shooting affair to-night, a snatch thief, who waa pursued, emptying hie revol ver upon two men who attempted bis capture, wounding both, one probably fatally, then muklng his escape. About 7 o'clock as Mrs. Le Brun of 10 Marlboro street was panning through Berkeley street two men stepped from an alley and after one had snatched her hand-bag the two started off In opposite direction Mra Le Brun rais ed nn alarm and the man with the bag ran through the alley toward Arlington street. James Slamln, a coachman em ployed by Charles P. Curtis of No. 20 Commonwealth avenua, and John T. Lorden, a coachman employed by Hen ry Saltonstall of No. 26 Commonwealth avenue, were In the alleyway and see ing the thief coming toward them were preparing to Intercept him, but seeing a revolver In his hand they allowed him to pasa and then chased him. On New bury street he threw away the bag, which hi pursuers secured. A short distance further, he turned) and came towards Ms pursuers remark ing, "That's all I've got. I did not get anything else." Lorden replied "Well, If you have anything else you had better give It up," and struck at the thief, who went down on his back and Immediately began discharging his revolver at Lorden and Slamin. The latter was struck on the hand the the second shot entered his abdo men, causing a wound that will prob ably prove fatal. Lordeji was struck just below tha right shoulder and In the thigh. Both men went down, and the thief, darting down the street, made his escape, it la said, on an electric car. Descriptions of the thief vary great ly according to the stories of witnesses to the affair, hut was evidently between twenty and twenty-five years old. His companion, who ran In the opposite di rection, was according to Mrs. LeBrun, about the same age. Dorden is about thirty-five and Slamin thirty-three years old. Second Rates VU' be Denied. Washington. Dec. 6. Postmaster General Blssell has Issued an order that whenever the general character and manner of issue of a periodical publi cation is Changed In the Interest of the publisher or of an advertiser or other person by the addition of unusual quan tities of advertisements or of matter different from that usually appearing In the publication or calculated to give special prominence to some particular business or businesses or otherwise, especially where large numbers of copies are circulated by or In the in terest of particular persons, or Where there is to be an excessive number of alleged sample copieB mailed or where the Issue is to be at a special price the second class rates of postage will be denied tlWat Issue, and If there be re peated instances of such Irregularities the publication will be excluded from, tha malls as second class matter. Fascination by Snakes. The pheasants which formed the sub jects of the following observations were hatched out In an incubator from eggs kindly given me by Sir Cecil Miles. The eggs were taken from the hen and transferred to tha incubator a few days before the young birds were due to emerge. Two pheasants were hatched out at about 3 p. m.; that evening, at about 6:30, finely chopped egg was placed be fore them, but they showed no signs of pecking at it; nor did they peck at grain or sand next morning at 11 a. m, At 4 p. m. they began to peck, but seized very little. One struck repeated ly at a crumb of egg on the other's back, but failed to seize it, though tha other bird was quite still. The little birds showed no signs of fear of me. They liked to nestle In my warm hand. My fox terrier was keen to get at them, much keener than with chicks, probably through scent sugges tion. I placed two of the young pheas ants, about a day old, on the floor and let him smell them, (under strict or ders not to touch them.) He was trem bling in every limb from excitement. But they showed no signs of fear, though his nose was within an inch ot them. When the pheasants were a week old I procured a large bllndworm and placed It In front of the incubator drawer in which the birds slept at night. On opening the drawer they Jumped out as usual, and ran over the bllndworm without taking any notice of It. Presently first one, then anoth er, pecked vigorously at the forked tongue as it played in and out of the bllndworm's mouth. Subsequently they pecked at Its eye and the end of its tall. " This observation naturally leads one to surmise that the constant tongue play in snakes may act as a lure for young and Inexperienced birds, and that some cases of so-called fasclna tlon may be simply the flutter of birds round this tempting object. I distinctly- remember,' when a boy, seeing, a grass-snake with head slightly eleva ted and quite motionless, and round It three or four young birds fluttering nearer and nearer. ' It looked like fas cination; It. may have been' that each hoped to be the first to catch that tempting but elusive worm I Presently they would no doubt be invited to step. Inside,-flature. i :rr..j-..-,j k i f