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f.ifc-n r - " WW "Mir VOL. LXIIl. N0.2 15. PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN.. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 7, 1895. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. .a M 1 I r L FAVOR OF THE DEFENDER dlFEX A TIME ALLOWANCE OF XEAItLX HALF A M1XUTE. The Valkyrie U Larger in All Her Principal Points Than the American The Chal lenger Must Allow Twenty-nine and One Tenth Seconds to Her Competitor Official Measurements Given Out Last Ninht It Is Probable That Thousand Will 'Wit ness the Race To-day Good Weathet' Predicted. Brooklyn, Sept. 6. Measurer Hyslop ar4ved at Erie Basin at noon and short ly after went aboard the Valkyrie. At 12:10 o'clock the Defender, in tow of the tug Wallace P. Flint, came into the ba sin and a cheer went up from the crowd, which had taken .possession of every vantage point, covering ships and rig ging, the docks, tugs and other craft about the two yachts, giving a gala appearance to the scene. The Defen der's tendet, -the Hattie Palmer, follow ed the yacht in. The steam yacht Neck an, chartered by C.Oliver Iselin, brought Mr. and Mrs. Iselin, Herbert C. Leeds and Newbury Kane. Mr. Iselin at once boarded the Defender and the absence flag, floating at the starboard spreader, was hauled down. As the two yachts were brought close together the great diameter of Valky rie's mast and bowsprit, her greater length and her loftier truck stood out in marked contrast. Measurer Hyslop went to work on the Valkyrie at 12:15. The crew were group ed abaft the mast, Lord Dunraven be ing seated between Captain Cranfield and the mate. In the meantime the crew of the De fender busied themselves moving to her tender all superfluous luggage. At 1:20 it was decided to move Valky rie outside the Erie Basin before the tide had receded and the measurements aloft were therefore postponed and the measurements of the Defender were be gun. On board the Defender were Mr. and Mrs. Iselin 1 and Messrs. Leeds, Kane, Thome and Adrian Iselin, jr., the latter in place of the British repre sentative who will sail on Defender in the big race. Herreshoff and "Watson, the yacht designers, were on the boat with Measurer Hyslop. ' After an inspection of the water line it was noted that a quantity of lead In pigs, which had been taken on the tender from a neighboring pier, was passed over to the Defender and taken below. It was understood subsequent ly that after the removal of all luggage the yacht was found to be so light in the water that' she could stand more ballast, and about a ton of this lead was placed In her hold. Then the water line was taken and afterwards the measure ments aloft. It was 3:30 when this work was completed. , The Iselin party was afterwards row ed back to the Neckan and the De fender again In town ' was hauled out of the Basin and again she was given repeated lusty cheers by the crowd. The steam craft took up the enthusiasm and gave it out through their whistles. When the Valkyrie was moved out of the basin she was towed to her old anchorage below Liberty Island. The City of Bridgeport subsequently re turned and took Messrs. Hyslop, "Wat eon and Glennie out to- the Valkyrie and Mr. Hyslop completed her meas urements. Both yachts were wwed to the Horseshoe Inside oi the Sandy Hook this evening and anchored there for the night. ".'" The New York yacht club house was the scene of much activity this even ing. The club house was crowded with members and the merits of the two big racers were discussed with considera ble animation by the yachting sharps. At 7:35 Mr. Hyslop arrived at the club house. He was ushered up stairs to Secretary Oddie's office and at once (turned over his measurements. Shortly afterwards Mr. Oddie came down stairs and announced that Lord Dunraven's challenger would have to allow the De fender 29 1-10 seconds. The assemblage present expressed considerable surprise at the figures. It was generally believed in yachting cir cles that the difference in time allow ance in favor of the Defender would be from 1 to 2 minutes and consequently there was some -disappointment when, the announcement was made. The official measurements follow: Valkyrie. Defender.- Length on load water line.... 88:85 88:45 Length from & , other end. of , . . . main 'boom to ,T , . forward point ' of measure ment 186.02 1S1.79 tLength from fore side of fore- -v j ; 'mast to for- "'1 iJ;2'rj " ' ward point ' '" of measure- la ment 78.94 73.55 Length extreme ' of spinnaker boom 78.91 1 73.53 i Length of main gaff 59.50 74.95 Length of top mast 55.98 1-5., 44.75 65.57 Height upper side of main boom to topsail halyard block 129.80 125.48 Square root of sail area as , per rule 114.14 . 1 112.26 Sailing length as per rule... 101.49 100.33 Time allowance, 29 1-10 seconds. On the eve of the contest betting has become quite brisk. English and Can adian money has been set back for better odds than has been offered. Small bets have been made varying from 3 to 2 on Defender, but in large amounts the odds have been 6 to 5, and 10 to 7. The latter was the latest fig ure -to-night at the New York yacht club and the hotels. On change to-day $36,000 was placed. F. T. Adams placed $7,000 on Valkyrie at odds of 7 to 10. The wager was laid for an English client. The better opened and closed at 7 to 10 with wagers in the interim at 8 to 10. The Valkyrie end of the bet ting has been taken principally by Canadians. The weather outlook for to-morrow favors the American rather than the British boat. Local Forecaster Dunn after carefully going over his report said: "The conditions most likely to pre vail to-morrow will be favorable for the contest. There will be a brisk wind of from twelve to eighteen knots an hour. It wi'U come at first from the northeast, shifting to the southeasterly quarter. It is bound to be an on-shore wind. The Indications are that the sky will be overcast nearly all day. There may possibly be light showers, but it is not likely that there will be any heavy rain." To-morrow, therefore, promises to be a Defender day. It is only the most rabid rooter for the Yankee boat, how ever, who claims that defending the cup is easy this year. Yachtsmen who have seen the Dunraven boat in. dry dock and under sail declare that the Englishmen have a better chance of capturing the cup than they have ever had before. That the contest this year is to be a race of well matched boats is so generally conceded that greater in terest in the result prevails than in any of the former international races. It is estimated that 30,000 persons will witness to-morrow's race. Sixty five excursion steamers are advertised to leave this city, and others will start from Brooklyn, Newark, Jersey City and other points. OX THE BALL FIELD. Results of the Games In the Big League Yesterday. At New YorkNew York defeated Pittsburg to-day in the last inning, the winning run being scored with only one man out. Both Rusie and Hawley were hit hard and neither had perfect sup port. Umpire O'Day fined Manager Mack $100 and ordered him off the field In the fifth inning for insulting lan guage. Murphy, the ex-Yale player, was released by. the New Yorks to-day. The score: New York....0 3 !0 0 3 0 0 0 17 Pittsburg ....1 0 00202106 Hits New York 12, Pittsburg 13. Er rorsNew York 5, Pittsburg 5. . Batter ies 'Rusie 'and "Wilson; Hawley and Merritt. 1 . , ' ' " . " At Baltimore The Baltimore-Louts-vllle game was postponed on account of rain. At Washington The Washington Cincinnati game was postponed on ac count of rain. At Philadelphia Philadelphia defeat ed St. Louis to-day. The score: Philadelphia 0 15 2 0 0 0 0 19 St. Louis.. ...1 0030040 0! Hits Philadelphia 13, St. Louis 13. Errors Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 2. Batteries Taylor and Grady; Breiten- stein, Kissinger and Peitz. At Brooklyn Foutz's men gave Gum bert fine support to-day and won the game. The score: Brooklyn ....1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 Cleveland ....1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 01 ; Hits Brooklyn 4, Cleveland 2. Er rorsBrooklyn 0, Cleveland 2. Batter ies Gumbert and Grim; WaHace and O'Connor. At Boston The Bostons batted Hutchinson out of the box in the first to-day and gained a handicap which Chicago could not overcome. The score: Boston ... .....6 020002. 0 9 Chicago 0 2 00 0 0 0 1 25 Hits Boston 14, Chicago 14. Errors Boston 2, Chicago 3. Batteries Nichols and Ganzel; Parker, Hutchinson and Kittredge. XX WAS A HOT BOUT. Young Grlffo and Shadow Maber Have a Sidewalk Fight. Coney Island, Sept. 6 Shadow Maber and Young Griffo, the pugilists, had a fight on the Bowery, West Brighton, early this morning and Griffo knocked the Shadow out in one round. Last night Maber, who has been running in hard luck, was tendered a benefit at Perry's Glass Pavilion. The benefit was a freeze. Bob Fifzsimmons, who was advertised to box with theflhadow, did not appear, nor did OiTe-tenth of the persons Maber expected. The box office had a poor showing, which made Maber feel blue. At 3 o'clock this morning the Shadow went to a saloon to drown his sorrow. There among others he met Griffo. The latter began to guy Maber about his benefit. Angry words passed and finally Griffo became enraged when Maber twitted him on the cause of his recent imprisonment. Griffo challenged Maber him to meet him on the walk. Maber accepted the challenge and in a few moments both fighters, who were very drunk, were sparring at a great rate, while a large crowd stood around. The bout was a hot one. Both men went at it hammer and tongs and honors were about even ly divided when Griffo swung terrific right, which landed on Slaber's jugular and the latter fell to the walk com pletely knocked out. He made no at tempt to rise and was carried into a saloon, where he was brought around after fifteen minutes hard work and the administration of a large quantity of stimulants. Griffo after knocking his opponent out was escorted away by some wait ers. The police were looking for the fighters to-day, but neither could be found on the island- SPANISH rKESS IXMGXAXT. More Revelations lteeurdlng the AlUnnca A n'uli-. Madrid, Sept. 6. Count Hebkirk, the Frenchman, who was on board the American steamer Allianca at the time she was fired upon by a Spanish war ship off Cape Maysl, Cuba, is now in this city. In an interview to-day he said that the Allianca was so close to the cape that he could see the inhabi tants clearly. When, Captain Cross man, the master of the Allianca, saw the Conde de Venadito, the warship which fired on the American vessel, he was enraged because he knew he would not be able to land the arms he had aboard the steamer. He ex claimed: .. "I will kick up a nice row when I reach the United States." Senor Murnaga, formerly Spanish minister to Washington, has written to the papers stating that he resigned be cause he had proof that the Conde do Venadito was right in firing on the Allianca. He would not consent that Spain should give humiliating satis faction to the United States. Moreover, he adds, it is known in the United States that Captain Grossman smuggled arms to the rebels in Brazil during the civil war in that country, and that he now carries on a brisk trade smuggling arms to the insurgents in Cuba. Senor Murnaga adds that he had the statements of witnesses that the Allian ca carried contraband of war, and that she was only a mile and a half from cause he had proof that the Conde de Venadito hailed. He sent these state ments and a full report of the occur ence to the Madrid government and they concealed them. The Spanish press is indignant ever these revelations, and violently attacks the United States and the Spanish gov ernment. The newspapers declare that the actio of the United States in send ing an ultimatum was a gross abuse of strength, seeing Spain's diffioulty at the time. PRACTICE AT IT A ZE FIELD. Light Work Being DoXie at Present Strict In the Matter of Diet Many Onlookers at the Practice. The Cambridge men yesterday did their first real practice work at Yale field. They were at the field in the fore noon, but did nothing much in the way of actual practice, the chief reason for getting out being that a photographer from New York wished to get a picture of the team and also pictures of individ ual members. In the afternoon, however, much prac tical work was done. Mr. Horan did the one mile, Mr. Luyten the half mile and nearly all the rest of the team worked In their respective events. Captain Horan, however, said that !t was his plan to work the men only lightly for a few days, until they get limbered up and, as he says, get a "fresh feeling sufficient to do hard work. It was published in one of the evening papers last evening that the English team does not abstain from injurious food and drank all the ale and smffRed all they please, but this, Captain Horan says, is not true. He says that the men are not allowed to eat whatever they wish, as reported, but the bill of fare is carefully inspected for each meal and all but good, substantial and wholesome food Is eliminated. A certain amount of ale Is allowed, as it is thought to be good for them, but is not served in any great quantity, as one might be led to suppose from reports. The heavyweight men who put the shot, throw the ham mer and do other heavy work are, allow ed to smoke, as the captain thinks It does no harm, ibut the runners, hurdlers and other quick men abstain entirely from smoking. Another principle strict ly followed is that of getting to bed early and keeping regular hours. In fact, in all respects, the line of training, so far as living goes, is about the same as that followed by Yale athletes. ' The captain last evening said that no morning work of any account will be done, as the heat is so oppressive to them, although they say it is not so op presslve as they had expected, nor does the change of climate so effect them as they had feared it would. They are very anxious to get a ground where they can play cricket, the great English game, in the hours when they are not in training. A number of New Haven people were at the field yesterday watching the practice and appeared much interested in the crack athletes. After the regular practice was over several of the men amused themselves in kicking football. The regular hours of practice will be from 4 to 6 p. m. Funeral of Mrs. Thomas. The funeral of Mrs. David S. Thomas was held from her late residence on Academy street yesterday afternoon. The Rev. E. S. Lines officiated. The house was filled with the many sorrow ing friends of the deceased. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The bearers were Messrs. George F. Hol comb, Friend E. Brooks, W. Kimberly, W. O. Staples, Frank T. Anthony, E. A. Smith. The master of ceremonies was ex-Postmaster B. R. English. The In terment was in Evergreen! cemetery. Will be Ready Soon. Washington, Sept. 6. President Hyde of the Bath iron works, Bath, Me., reported personally to the navy de partment to-day that the ram Kathadin would be ready for her official speed trial in about three weeks. Shft will be taken to Boston first to be cleaned and otherwise prepared for the trip. It is believed that the ram will make her contraot requirement of seventeen knots, but that she will not greatly exceed that speed. THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IMPORTANT ItVCOMMHXDATIOXS AT L-iST XIGBT'S MEET1XG. To Soil the Fair Street School New Equip ments for Hoardman Ex-Superlntndent Curtis' liepott Rendered Janitors for the Various Schools Estimated Hevclpts and Expenditures fur the Ensuing Year DiMtrict Meeting;. A regular meeting of the board of education was held last evening at the board rooms on Center street. The committees on schools, special instruc tion and on supplies had no report to render, but that on buildings reported on, the new school buildings and the conditions of old ones, describing plans and noting the progress of work. The Zunder school will probably not be completed in time for the opening of the winter term. It was recommended that appropriations be made large enough to keep the new buildings In repair. Attention was also called to the im proper heating, lighting and sanitary conditions of; varlousi old buildings. The committee then reported the ap pointment of the following janitors in the various schools most of them being reappointments: , .. , High school, Frank T. Clark, $1,000. . Hamilton school, Michael Hughson, $800. , ' , Hamilton! school, Thomas Carney, as sistant, $500. Eaton school, Joseph E. Rice, $950. Webster school, . John Shaughnessy, $850. Welch school, Charles Weidig, $850. . Dwight school, Wilfred C. Talmadge, $850. Wooster school, Timothy J. O'Don nell, $850. . Washington school, Charles P. Brown, $850. Wootsey school, John W. Hill, $850. Lovell school, Chas. P. Blakeslee, $S50. Day school, James . S. O'Brien, $S50. Shelton avenue school, John H. Fos ter, $S00. Skinner school, Henry S. Loper, $700. Fair street school, Hugh J. McManus, $800. .. I Cedar street school, H. W. Blakeslee, $700. t Edwards street school, Joseph Miller, $700. , Strong school, John Dillon, $700. ' Dixwell avenue school, J. A. Good man, $600. , Ferry street school, Francis Ray,$700. ' Hallock street .school, Thomas Mc Klernan, $700. ' Oak street school, Mary Hannan, $400. Davenport avenue , school, Patrick Stanford, $400. ; West street school, Patrick Donnelly, $400. ' ' Humphrey street school, Patrick Rey nolds, $400. ' Greenwich avehue school, Ellen Rear don, $400. . Lloyd street school, William Graham, $600. Orchard streel school, F. L. Talmadge, $400. Carlisle street school, Julia Coxson, $400. . Wodward school, Erwin B. Lillie,$400. . QUlhnipiac street school, C. B. Bur wellj $400. Boardman Manual Training school, Isaac W. Bishop, $900. Whiting street school and office.James J, Campbell, $400. riay kindergarter, James S. O'Brien, $50. v State street school, Francis Ray, $100. Dwighi. kindergarten, W. H. Tal madge, $50. Fireman at Boardmatf Manual Train, gin school, W. W. Benton, $450. The salary of the janitor of the Wash. ingioii school has been reduced ffom $875 $0 $850; of the janitor of the Dix well avenue school rrom $700 to $600,ana of the janitor of Quinnipiac utreet school from $500 to $400, while the sal ary of the janitor of the Lloyd street school is increased from $550 to $600, and a new janitor for the Dwight kin dergarten has been appointed at a sal ary of $50 per year. A fireman has been appointed for the Boardman school at a salary of $450. The finance committee was then call ed upon for a report, and Mr. Moran chairman of the committee, preparatory to reading the estimated receipts and expenditures of the year said that they had been made on' the basis of a iVn mill rate of school tax. The following recommendations voted by the com. mittee were then read and approved: That the town of New Haven be asked for the usual annual appropria tion of thirteen thousand ($13,000) dol lars for the purchase of free books and supplies for the schools of the town. That the board of education be and is here authorized to expend a sum not to exceed fifteen thousand ($15,000) dol lars for the remodelling of each school house, as the board may direct. That a tax of four and one half (4, mills on the dollar be laid on the poll and ratable estate of the New Haven city school district on the grand list of 1895, payable September 1, 1896. That the bonds of the treasurer and collector of taxes be $40,000 each to the satisfaction of the board of education That the board of education be and is hereby authorized to borrow in the open market at the lowest rate of In terest such amounts of money as may be required from time to time to meet the obligations of the district, and the notes of the district be given for the same. Said notes to be signed by a majority of the members of the board of education, who are hereby author ized to sign said notes in behalf of the New Haven city school district. That an amount not to exceed five thousand ($5.000 dollars be appropriat ed in addition to the thirty-five thous and ($35,000) dollars previously appro priated for the equipment of the Board man Manual Training school. That the board of education be and it is hereby authorized to expend a sum not to exceed five thousand ($5,000) dollars for the purchase of a, lot in the vicinity of the old town farm. That William E. Morgan, a member of the board of education, as agent of the New Haven city school district, be and is hereby authorized and em powered to sell and convey and to execute a good and sufficient deed therefor on such terms and at such price as said board or a majority thereof shall agree upon to Harry L, Weis, of the town of New Haven, a cer tain piece of parcel of land belonging to the New Haven city school district and situated on Fair street, bounded westerly about one hundred five feet by land of said district, northerly about five feet six inches by land of the heirs of Amos F, Barnes and east erly by land of Harry L. Weis of New Haven and running to a point on Fair street, the westerly line of said prem ises commencing on Fair street at the point of contact of the contiguous lines of the premises of the said district and of the said Weis and thence run ning northerly to a point two feet six Inches westerly from the westerly brick wall of the house of said Weis and measured at right angles to said west erly wall at the rear end thereof and thence running northerly in a continu ous straight line through said two points to the rear line of the premises of said district. The estimated receipts and expendit ures for 1895-6 are as follows, commenc ing July 15, 1895: Receipts Balance from, old account, $12,204.06; from district tax, $240,000; town tax, $54,000; town appropriation for text books and supplies, $12,600; income town deposit fund, $1,500; state of Connecticut, school fund and civil list, $45,000; evening schools, 1894, $1,200; evening schools, 1895, $1,200; apparatus and library, $800; tuition and other small receipts, $2,000; rent of Carter house, $360. Total, $370,864.06. Expenditures Salaries: Teachers, $255,000; janitors, $24,000; officers, $8,000. Total, $287,000. Rent Hamilton school, $1,800; board rooms, $400; house corner Lloyd and Wolcott streets, $810; store No. 88 De Witt street, $204; house No. 16 Leonard Street, $300; house in rear of high school, $250; store No. 1270 State street, $192; evening schools, $500;- building No. 135 South Front street, $300. Total, $4,756. Books and supplies Fuel, $8,500; text books, $6,000; stationery, $7,000; printing, $1,600; janitors, $700; miscellaneous, $4,- 500; apparatus and library, $1,600. To tal, $29,900. y - Miscellaneous Annual school meet ing, $600; enumerating children, $600; gas and oil, $600; making grand list, $500; telephone service, $700; horse keep ing, superintendent of schools, , $300; graduation exercises, high school, $500; express, carting, travel, etc., $500; ' in cide'ntals, $1,500; insurance, $500; electric current for H. H. S. motor, $300; tax collector, salary and office expenses, pro rata, $1,750. Total, $8,350. Repairs To buildings, $6,000; heatin apparatus, $2,500; : furniture, $3,000; blackboards, $500. Total, $12,000. Interest On bonds, $17,500; temporary loans, $10,700. Total, $28,200. Total estimated ordinary expenses, $370,206. Permanent , taiiprovements Balance due on equipment of Boardman school, $1,598.57; balance due on Zunder school $44,396.11; balance due on Strong school, $67,205.40. Total, $16,580.51. Grand total, $129,730.59. ' The annual report of ex-Superintendent Curtis was presented to the board and contained among many sugges tions and comments the following: "It has been a common practice to give a grade teacher fifty-five and even sixty pupils in one room and expect her to instruct and manage them all with out friction, This is a great mistake, especially in the primary grades. No teaoher can do justice 'to fifty pupils. She can only teach one group of fifteen or twenty a-t a time. The others must be employed. To be sure, there are oc cupations that keep the little ones out of mischief for the time being; but much time is wasted. There is really no time nor expense saved by giving teachers large classes. It will either take so many more years to do the work, or it will be half done. In the Welch and Dwight schools, in accordance with the terms of the contract with the state board of education, the number of pupils in each room is limited to forty. This ought to be the maximum number for every teacher. "Intelligent teaching can be secured oniy by the intelligent training of teachers. The New Haven city school district has taken the high stand that hereafter none but well-trained teach ers shall be permitted to enter upon the work of .teaching in the public schools of New Haven. The first quota from the state normal school will be received in September, 1895. The impar tial manner of their selection leaves no doubt that the new teachers are the best products of the state training school. Possessing the ability and the perseverance which have enabled them to finish the six years' course of study and training, and Imbued with the am bition and the enthusiasm of youth, there is little question as to their ultimate success. "So far as I am able to judge, from what I know of the working of the Hillhouse high school, I am constrained to say that I regard the results of its teaching and its -discipline as be yond what the public has a right to expect from such conditions as those under which the teachers are obliged to work. I believe that hardly another high school can be named in which the attainments are so much in ad vance of the conveniences furnished for their accomplishment. There is reason to believe that the public but freely ap preciates the degree to which the skill of the teacher is handicapped by lack of suitable room. "The coming year will bring the school to the utmost limit in numbers which it is possible, even with great in convenience, to accommodate. A seri ous problem here confronts the board of education, the solution of which cannot much longer be postponed. The board will doubtless prove itself equal to the emergency and keenly alive to the high est interests of the community by tak ing prompt measures during the coming year to provide for ths long felt want, "The liberal support 'which the board has given to the Boardman Manual Training school, provldng everything that was required for its equipment and manning it with a competent and cul tured corps of instructors, has given it a decided impetus in this first year of its existence and made it a pronounced success from the very start. Professor Mather as principal of the school, has shown rare executive ability and has obtained a firmer grasp upon the sub ject of manual training and the new education than many of those who have had years of experience. "Fortunate indeed it is that vocal mu sic has become a part of the regular work of the public schools throughout the oountry, and fortunate is New Ha ven in the privilege of having as In structor and leader in this department one who has done so much for the schools and for the community and who has advanced the work in vocal musio to the highest point of efficiency. "The drawing in the New Haven schools has during the ipast few years attracted wide attention. It is acknowl edged among educators that no city in the country has had more efficient ser vice in this department than New Ha ven. The high rank and efficiency of the work is due to the inedfatigable ef forts of Miss Stella Skinner the able su pervisor of drawing. "Mr. George Booth in connection with his commercial work in the high school, has worked zealously among the teach ers to aid them in the much desired im provement in this still important branch of school education. . The work done in this department during the year under the direct super vision of Miss Bridgetta Galllgan merits special attention, as the results show a decided improvement over those of pre vious years." The district meeting will be held Sep tember 18 at a time and place to be an nounced by the clerk, and the above mentioned recommendation will then be acted upon. ' 1 There was much discussion in the meeting in reference to the appropria tion for completing the setting of ma chinery and other fixtures in Boardman school. Principal Mather appeared and stated what fixings he thought would be necessary and said these would cost about $5,000. This sum was entered in the recommendation. AX XTXKXOWX SUICIDE. A Man Threw Himself Into the Water and WasDrowned Near the West Haven Ship yard Yesterday The Body Not Claimed : Yet. - ' . ; An" unknown man committed sulcide in West Havem yesterday morning by drowning himself near the shipyard. Two boys fishing hear by saw him come out of the private bath houses, go to the water's edge and throw himself - im Shortly afterward they found the body and towed it ashore. Medical Examin er Barnett was notified and made an investigation, but found nothing on the body to identify it. ' ,; The mani was apparently a German, about thirty-five years oli, and of dark complexion. There were .no letters or cards in his pockets. His nose ap peared as if it had been broken at one time. ,..'!. A fresh scar was found on his neck, and when the investigation proceeded the cause of this was asoertained. In the ibath house, where he had come from, a rope was found suspended and it . is evident that1 he first tried to hang himself, but being ' unsuccessful In this took to the water. Stahl & Hegel, the undertakers of this city, have charge of the remains, which had not been identified up to a late hour last night. ' . . FIItE COHtmSSIOXEBS MEET. Appointments and Transfers Made Chief Kennedy to Attend National Convention. An adjourned meeting of the board of fire commissioners was held last evening, at which all the members were present and Mayor Hendrick pre sided. The applications of Fred C. Dill mann and Thomas S. Brennan for ap pointment to the force were received and ordered on: file, and leave to with draw his application for appointment was granted to John Bremner, as he Is under the required height. It was voted to grant the petition of Grace hospital for the location of a private fire alarm box on the premises. The report of the committee on fire de partment of the court of common coun cil recommending the location of fire hydrants on Lines street and at the corner of Butler and Bassett streets were referred to the committee on hy drants with power. Hiram H. Bishop of Engine company No. 5 was granted six weeks' leave of absence, ' and the resignation of George H. Rogers, who was recently appointed and never qualified, was ac cepted. William B. Grannie, who has been for several months acting driver of steam er 5 since the resignation of Stephen B. Webster, was appointed to the position of driver. Hosemen, John J. Byrnes was transferred from steamer 2 to steamer 1, and Isaac Isaacs from steamer 7 to steamer 2. The board instructed Chief Kennedy to attend the annual convention of the National Association of Chiefs of Fire departments to be held in Augusta, Ga., the second week in October, and then adjourned. Boadmaster Clarke Resigns. F. C. Clarke, roadmaster of the Berk shire division of the Consolidated road, has severed his connection with the company, the change taking effect yes terday. Mr. Clarke was formerly road- master of the New York and New Ha ves division. REED HOLDS THEIR HEARTS FOHAKEM AXD QUAY FOXlttlxa A COALITIOX XX HIS FAYOH. While the Ohio Delegation Will be Nomi nally for Governor MoKlnley They Will Gn to the Man From Maine Upon the First Opportunity for Candidate for President. Columbus, Sept. 6. The Press pub lishes a story in explanation of the re cent visit of Charles L. Kurti, chair man of the Ohio republpicau -executive committee, to Senator Quay, at Pitts burg, Pa. i The substance of it is that coali tion is being foamed between Messrs. Foraker and Quay in behalf of Mr. Reed of Maine as a candidate for president, in consequence of the work of William Hahn of Ohio, who has been in New York for two weeks in the in terest of Governor McKinley's presiden tial boom. , ' j If the republicans carry Ohio this fall as they expect to Mr. Foraker will be in full control In this state and Mr. Kurtz is said to have reported to Mr. Quay that while the Ohio delegation' will he nominally for Governor Mc Kinley at least two-thirds of them will be at heart for Mr. Reed and will go to him upon the first opportunity. State Republican League. Bridgeport, Sept. 6. A meeting of tha State League of Republican Clubs was held to-night at Pleasure Beach. Pres ident F. B. Farnsworth of New Haven presided. There were forty present. There was no important business done, a plan being discussed for extending the league in the state. There was a banquet served later in the evening. . Taken 111 on the Street. John (Maitland, a Pole, whose home 19 in Union City, was taken to the hospital ilast evening from police headquarters jn me ponce amDuiance. Maitland walked from his home to this city in search of work and was taken sick on the street. Dr. Roberts of Fair. Haven attended him and ordered him sent to the hospital. At that institution last evening it was stated that Maitland was not seriously ill and would probably be all right in a day or two. AX EX.TOYABLM HOP Given In Child's Business College Booms ' Last Evening Some of Those Present, i A very enjoyable hop was given im"' Child's Business college, rooms on Church street hist evening. Among the dancers were: Miss Bes-' sie Duey, ; Miss Alice Bantlett, Miss Iney Dennison, Miss Irene Evarts', Miss' Cora Rood, Miss Theresa Miller, Miss Isabelle Rickets, Miss Caroline Gundev Miss Cecelia Hartung, the Misses Lulu and Sadie Garlock, Miss Eva Bradley, Miss Maud Rood, Miss Florence Love land, Miss Annie Clark, Miss Grace Ball, Miss Iney Neumann, Miss Lucy Onlett, Miss Hattie Clark, Miss Blauch Ball, Miss Lena Bronson, Miss Mae Hand, Miss Gertrude Smith, Miss' Mamie Conway, Miss Amy Hotchkiss and , Messrs. Frank Carey, St. : Clair. Carson, Frank Rood, William Plerson, Clarence Hunt, Charles Mansfield, Fred Lego, Albert Smith, Arthur Woods, Fred Neumann, Nelson Loomis, Fred Henry, Robert Page, F. Raymond Ives, Frank Hogben, Harry Ryan, George Bohn, Ernest Moeller, Carl Harkey. The hop was gotten up by Mr. Frank' Carey, who deserves a great deal of credit for the smoothness of the af fair. '"".'. , ' ', OF LOCAL IXTEltEST. The national and state officers of tha National Provident union will meet in), this city on September 23 In Fraternity;' council hall room, 27 Insurance build ing. t - The new Consumers' meat market, 13 and 15 Congress avenhe, will open this morning, and wonderfully low prices on meats are promised. -, Tha Foot Guard met again last night. The matter of going to Atlanta' was put over - for a few days, when Major Brown will call a special meet ing to decide the matter. LOST MIS PASSES. Captain Richard Peck, of Steamboat Fame Valuable Only to Him. Captain Richard Peck, after whom the fast New Haven , steamboat ,is named, is sojourning ini Stockbridge.' Last week on- his- way up the Berkshire division he lost his pocketbook contain ing annual passes on various railroads and steamboat lines. It was the 9:40 a. m. train out of New Haven Wednes day. The officials of the road have taken extra pains to recover the lost hook, but so far 'have failed. It is presumed that some passenger picked up the book unconscious of its value to Captain Peck, for the passes are worthless to anyone else. No drought Captain Peck's visit to Stock bridge would be greatly brightened should he recover the complimentary passes issued to him in recognition' of. his lifelong services as the promoter of good steamboating. Greatest Boom on Record. New York, Sept. 6. Bradstreets re ports an excellent condition of trade throughout the country. Latest advices as to the corn crop have replaced anx iety with confidence. The demand in iron and steel exceeds the output West ern iron and steel mills have orders to. keep them busy until next year, the boom being the greatest on record.