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VOL. XLIV.NO 111. PRICE T1IKKK CENTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN., FRIDAY, .JUNE 12, 181)6. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO Son the ronncAL field THEItE IS STILL A CUAXCE OF THi: FIELD J.QA1XSV M'KIXLEX, ! Positions on the Political Chess llonnl j Have Changed In the Past Twenty-four fi Hours The Monetary Plunk In the Plat form May Determine the Nomination Mr. Piatt is Interested. i St. Louis, Juno U. There wdo a gen ;ulne sensation in the meeting of the committee when It reconvened to-night. L Senator Hasbrouck of North Dakota, f J with the preliminary explanation that Khe did so at the request of a number , of members who were not present at j the afternoon session, moved a reeon ?i Bideration of the vote by which the ,'j Morton delegates in the First Florida 1 1 district were seated. General Hobart 'j of New Jersey seconded the motion. Mr. Fessenden of Connecticut uttered a few words of protest, which were .' i drowned in cries of "vote, vote." The yeaning vl uie run waa cuuuni.-in. tu nun f for a few moments the ayes and nays fwere equal. When New York was '"i reached Mr. Sutherland declined to C ...f II.. .,,.1.1 ........ H.Q Annnct f1ft,- three members had recorded their de liberate convictions, a larger number i than had been polled upon any other motion. It was worse than nonsense I for any member to assert that he voted (by mistake or misapprehension. The I lines had been closely drawn and the I issue clearly defined. y I "I desire to say here and now," con ftinued Mr. Sutherland in an extremely "f dignified and serious tone and manner, 'f "that if this resolution is adopted I shall no longer regard it as necessary or desirable to participate in the pro ceedings of this committee. Its doings Swill have become farcical and I shall wash my hands of it and its proceed ;ings. The course now proposed is revo lutionary and without justification and lit will prove destructive to the candid-dates of the republican party. I now c withdraw my refusal to vote and vote .no." There was a buzz of excitement as I the speaker concluded. The roll-call was resumed. When Ohio was reached f Committeeman Hahn of Mansfield, with emphasis said that he saw no reason twhy the gentleman from New York should withdraw from the committee. There were methods employed In New York that were not open and above sus picion, as would be demonstrated when 'the contests from that state were reach ed, and if the committee was unduly 'exercising its power it was doing noth ing more than had been done in New jYork time and again. The roll call was completed without further interruption. ISceretary Burke announced the result 'fas nineteen for reconsideration to eigh teen against. Thereupon Mr. M. H. De fYoung of California asked that his fvote be recorded in the negative, mak ing it a tie. On this showing Chairman Carter was about to declare the motion lost when ex-Senator Carey of Wyom 4.. ing, who had previously declined to Ivote, asked to be recorded in the nega Hlve. It was done, the vote was an nounced as twenty to nineteen against Reconsideration and there was an audi fble sigh of relief from all over the room. St. Louis, June 11. The boom for General Edwin A. McAlpin for the vice presidency will be formally launched on Saturday with the arrival of the jlNew York delegation. The white but tons bearing the names of the two f"Macs" are becoming significantly hiumerous in the corridor of the South fern, and with the arrival of each mem jber of the Republican National league fanother is added. Several McAlpin 'workers are already on the ground. iThey are doing hard work for their ichoice. "W. G. Edens, state organizer jfor the Republican league in Illinois, its conspicuous among them. "General tMcAlpin will go into the convention with 397 votes for second place," he 'said, "if the members of the league, of which Mr. McAlpin is national presi dent, hang together. This we fully ex pect. This is 63 votes short of a ma jority, and we have assurances which, if carried out, will place McAlpin on the ticket with McKinley. General Mc Alpin, besides the league's strength, nas the support of both the Piatt and ,mti-Platt strength in New York. He Is Governor Morton's state adjutant general, and besides being rich himself, will, if nominated, command the Mor ion financial strength." i Senator Gear of Iowa said to-day: : "I think that Allison will be a very .trong man in the convention. He is, if course, the favorite son of Iowans, nd I think that he is the second choice if all the supporters of other candi dates. It looks to me as if Allison yould be the man in case McKinley alls to get the nomination on the first allot. I think the platform will be traight sound money." ' Colonel Trumbo, national committee lan and delegate at large from Utah, 5 authority for the statement that the ilver men so far on the ground have gapped out a program. "Our plan," xid Colonel Trumbo, "is simple. We ; ill remain In the convention and take art in the convention to the end. '.'pen we will join with the silver men i the west and nominate Henry M. Mler for president." ijrhe committee finally tired of the luabble, and while the contestants v.ntinued the controversy in the ante loms the committee on motion of J. Wilson of Delaware, proxy for Na ijnal Committeeman Clayton, seated ! Hill delegates unanimously. in the First Mississippi district case . Bynam, a distinguished appearing Siite republican, who said he had be- iiiged to the party ever since Grant .mounted at Appomattox, made a la for himself and his associate, W. I Parker, colored. They claimed to be ?H regular delegates. Colored Com jitteeman Hill championed the cause i W. F. Elgin and Richard D. Little .hn, colored. Hill's friends were plae i on the roll. Both sets of delegaUs !;vored McKinley. At 6:15 the com mittee took a recess. General James R. Chalmers was the :ar speaker when the contest in the :cond Mississippi district was taken up at the night session. Willi Sydney O. Dillon, colored ho claimed a place on the roll and opposition was offered by George W. Buchanan and William Simmonds, colored. Both delegates fa vor McKinley. In his argument the noted ex-Confederate admitted that lie was a dele gate only by the right of revolution; that revolution had been brought about by a snap convention and by falsity and fraud. Honestly and fairly, he said, he did not believe he was entitled to a seat, but neither were his oppon ents, and if he was not given recogni tion they also should be excluded. M. A. Montgomery and Claimant Buchanan made the presentation for the other side, and the committee went into secret session. Committeeman Hill favored the exclusion of both delegates on the ground that no primary election was held, while Senator Thurston urged the seating of Buchanan and Simmonds and carried his point by the close vote of 22 to 10. Short work was made of the Third district of Mississippi, AV. D. Raymon and Jose Allen being seated. Both contestants are Mc'Khiley men. At 10:30 the remainder of the Mississippi contests were laid aside and the com mittee took up the trouble in the Twelfth district of Missouri, where ex Congressman Nathan Frank and Chas. D. Comfort on the tine side and Chas. Parsons and F. G. Vthoff on the other were the contending parties. It was an echo of the old time fight between the Kerens and Fllley factions. Mr. Frank, who belongs to the Ieicns wing, presented his case in an energetic speech, claiming that Parsons and Ut hoff were not elected by any conven tion called pursuant to law or as pro vided by the call of the national com mittee, but was merely a rump bolting gathering. Seldon P. Spencer present ed the side of the contestants with equal force. Mr. Piatt is interesting himself in the eight New York contests and a num ber of national committeemen whom he saw this evening were urged by him to see that these contests were settled upon their merits. When the national committee resumed its session to-night several prominent members were ab sent. Among them were Messrs. Gear of Iowa, Yerkes of Kentucky and Mau ley of Maine. Later it was reported that a conference of antl-McKinley leaders was being held In the rooms occupied by Thomas C. Piatt. At a late hour Chairman Hackett said that a number of prominent lead eds called on Mr. Piatt and that an interchange of views was had. but no concerted plan for formal action was decided upon. Twenty-four hours have so changed the positions on the political chess board that there is thought to be still a fighting chance for the field against McKinley. The stumbling block in the road of the latter is the divergent views of the delegates on the financial plank of the platform. It is believed that the monetary plank of the plat form will unless a miracle supervenes determine the nomination for or against the leader. Circulation was given to day to a copy of a proposed plank de claring that the party favors a tariff which will produce revenue in excess of expenditures and thus solve the finan cial problem and asserting that the people are satisfied with the currency as it exists. Nobody could be found who would father the plank. Garret A. Hobart of New Jersey ap pears to-night to be the first choice of the McKinleyites for vice president. St, Louis, June 11. The candidacy of Hon. Richard Parks Bland for nomina tion as the democratic nominee for president at the Chicago convention was launched amid the booming of cannon and the blare of trumpets here to-night. A serenade and reception was given Mr. Bland at the Planters' hotel by his admirers, and he respond ed in a brief speech. The campaign committee has appointed sub-committees to visit states in which democratic conventions are to be held and urge In structions to delegates to vote for Bland for president. Sentiment among the delegates al erady upon the ground appears to be strongly crystallizing in favor of the financial plank promulgated by Na tional Committeeman R. C. Kerens of this city, and which was given out yes terday. Mr. Kerens admits that he is not the author of the proposed plank, and that it is the handiwork of "a prom inent republican." Taken in connec tion with his recent visit to Canton there have been suggestions that i the draft has been submitted to and re ceived the approval of Major McKinley. Upon this point, however, Mr. Kerens will not satisfy his enquirers. While in line with their previous position that the convention rather than the candi date should make the platform, Mark Hanna and his lieutenants continue to regard the topic as tabooed, and will not touch it even in generalities. Representative delegates of the standing of Senators Proctor of Ver mont, Hainsbrough of North Dakota, and Payne of Wisconsin, and ex-Governor Fifer of Illinois, are very chary in their advocacy of a clear and em phatic declaration in favor of a gold standard and their talk and influence is beginning to have an effect, especial ly among the southern delegates, whose proclivities are toward the white metal. With the view of avoiding a prolonged debate in the committee on resolutions there is talk of holding a caucus either on Saturday or Monday, of one repre sentative from each of the sound mon ey delegations, when a plank will be framed to be placed before the com mittee as an indication of the senti ment of the majority element of the convention. Washington, June 11. "There is no change in the situation at St. Louis so far as it affects me," said Speaker Reed to the. United Press to-night. "My name will be presented to the conven tion." Further Speaker Reed would not talk. Among his friends, however, the opin ion is freely expressed that Mr. Manley was panic-stricken by the action of the national committee on the Alabama contests. Mr. Reed is in direct communication with his friends in St. Louis, and is watching events-with great interest. MORE JUNE WEDDINGS t'AsnwEi,i..cAitieixtii'ox ix faiui ixarox last evexixg. Wliitehend-llai(;ht at the Second Church, Pair Haven, Last Fvening Wedding at St! Thomas Church At Grace I. F. Church Itet-tory Schollhorii-Zieglcr Other Notes. The marriage of Miss Mae Kuo Car rington of Farmington to Mr. Thomas Montgomery Caswell took place in Far mington last evening at S o'clock. The ceremony was performed in the Con gregational church, the Episcopal ser vice being used, by the Rev. Allan Bca nian, assisted by the Rev. George Clark, pastor of the church. The church was handsomely decorated with dowers and potted plants, Mr. C. Mason of Far mington having charge of the arrange ment, while Sirs. F. L. Scott presided at the organ. The bridal party, besides the bride and groom, consisted of six bridesmaids, maid of honor, best man and six ushers. The party made a bevy of pretty girls and fine-looking young men. The bride was attired in a heavy white satin with short train, duchesse Vice trimming, and pearl passementerie encircling the waist. She wore a veil of tulle, caught with real orange blos soms, and carried a bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley. Miss Guida L. A'an Derllp of Boston was maid of honor. She wore a gown of pale green organdie over silk, and car ried a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaids were Miss Jane Eno of Simsbury, a cousin of the bride; Miss Alice Van Derllp of Boston, Miss Caro lyn N. Hooker of New Haven, Miss Helen Hough of Hartford, Miss Alice and Miss Ruth Gay of Farmington. Three of the maids' gowns were pale pink organdie over silk, and three of them pale green. They were made with broad empire belts of white satin rib bons, with rosebud rosettes at the back, round-cut necks and small puff sleeves, trimmed with tiny ruffles of organdie, edged with narrow white Valenciennes lace. Each carried a small leghorn hat tied with taffeta ribbon in pink and green, and filled with pink roses and maiden-hair ferns. Mr. William F. Whltmore of Hartford was best man. The ushii-s were Mr. Thomas W. Hook er, Mr. Frederic Arnold and Mr. Fred eric S. Belden of Hartford, and Mr. Henry Hooker, Yale '96 S., and Mr. Ed ward T. Carrington of Farmington. After the ceremony a reception was held at Maple Terrace, the residence of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Humph rey. The house was handsomely deco rated with blooming laurel and daisies. The lower Moors were crashed and Hatch's orchestra of Hartford furnish ed delightful music. llarbenstein ca tered. The bride and groom were the recipients of many elegant gifts from their hosts of friends, who wish them great happiness. AVHITKH KA D HAIGHT. The marriage of Miss Imog.-ne ..He head and Sherman Itaight took place last evening at 8 o'clock at the Second Congregational church, the pastor, R"V. D. M. James, officiating. About two hundred invitations had been issued. The bride wore a gown of white silk, with pearl bead trimming and the cus tomary bridal veil. She carried a bou quet of white roses. Lena Clark of Tylerville was the maid of honor. There were no bridesmaids. The ushers were Carl AVhltehead, a cousin of the bride, from New Jersey; Leland Haight. a brother of the groom: Robert Miller and George Kldridge. The church had been beautifully decorated for the oc casion, the chief decorations being about the pulpit platform. There were banks of daisies and ferns skillfully woven together, and decorations of palms and laurel, all forming a very pleasing combination. This work was done by Miss Jennie Mallory and Miss Myra Tuttle, friends of the bride. Af ter the ceremony a reception was ten dered to relatives and a few immediate friends at the home of the bride's par ents. Last evening Mr. and Mrs. Haight left for New York and will con tinue their tour up the Hudson river, returning in about two weeks to reside in a house on Quinniplac street recent ly purchased by the groom. The couple were the recipients of many useful and handsome gifts, including solid silver, cut glass, china, pictures etc. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther II. Whitehead of 566 Quinnlpi u: street. Mr. AVhltehead is of tho firm of L. S. Rowe & Co., oyster dealers. Among the guests were Emory AVhite head and family of New Jersey, Mr. and Mrs. Steele of AVestville, Miss Alice Green of Meriden, and Miss Jennie Coe, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, Miss Moss R ise, Miss Agnes Jtose, Mr. and Mrs. John !. Tuttle and fa'nily, Mr. and Mrs. I,. P. Mallory, Miss Jennie Mallory, Miss My ra Tuttle, Mrs. S. B. Ives, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bray, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Bray, AV. J. Bray, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hem ingway, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gunn, Mr. and Mrs. John Parker, Mr. and Mrs. John Tyler, Miss Emma Tyler, Miss lOf fie Tyler, Charles Rowe, Edward Far ren and L. P. Deming and family of this city. AVEDD1NG AT ST. THOMAS' CHURCH. One of the prettiest weddings of the season took place at St. Thomas' church yesterday afternoon. The con tracting parties were Charles Henry Nichols, formerly of Branford. but now of this city, and Miss Minnie Reynolds Baldwin, daughter of Mrs. Antoinette Baldwin of 31 rall street. Tho Ttev. AVilliam P.eai-dslev of St. j Thomas' church officiated. Miss Bald win was gowned in white grenadine over silk with Duchesse and point lace and carried Marguerite roses. The maid of honor was Miss Julia A. M. Baldwin. The ushers were Messrs. H. Leroy Potter, Louis Fisk. Charles AV. Hoyt and Charles Doolittle. Immedi ately after the ceremony a reception of the bridal party was held at the bride's home on Wall street. The formal re ception for friends will not occur until October. The young couple left on an afternoon train for a trip to many points of interest. On their return they Vvill reside in this city. SCI lOLLl IORN-ZIEGLER. j Miss Louise M., daughter of Mrs. William .Sehollhorn, and Adam Ziegler will be married on the evening of Tues day, June 16. The ceremony will take place at the home of the mother of the bride at No. 737 State street. AT GRACE CHURCH, FAIR HAVEN. A quiet wedding took place in the rectory of Grace church, Wednesday evening, June 10, when Miss Virginia Troy and William Broadbent were unit ed in marriage by the Rev. Percy Barnes, after which they went to their new home at 22!) Exchange street. The young couple have a host of warm friends and well wishers. ON THKIR AVEDDING JOURNEY. AV. C. Frear, the young Pennsyl vanian, who captured one of New Ha ven's fair daughters and is now on his wedding trip with his bride, is already a successful business man of Harris burg, where Mr. and Mrs. Frear will have a delightful home. His bride, Miss Llllie A. Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. IS. Johnson of 336 Orchard street, is a very attractive young lady and leaves a great many New Haven friends who will miss her much from their society circles. She was a prom inent young lady in Trinity M. E. church and in the society of King's Daughters of that large and prosperous church, and has filled the highest office in Daughters of Liberty council No. 3. She has since graduation from school been occupied as an expert stenogra pher and resigned recently as stenog rapher and typewriter for the famous and Influential firm of Smith, Sperry & Treat, a position she filled with great acceptance. Her wedding gown was a beautiful white brocaded silk with point lace trimmings and she wore pearl or naments. Her travelling dross was of dark blue with a cream colored vest and trimming. The bride's mother is the new chief officer of the Inner Grand Temple of the Temple of Honor, state of Connecticut, to which office she was elected at the annual meeting in Mid dletown last week. Showers of rice filled the air and the carriage as the happy pair departed from their home to take the ears on their wedding jour ney. Among the wedding gifts was a beautiful present from the bride's un cle, Senator Lyman H. Johnson. DA Y AA'A X X 1 N G. Bridgeport, June 11. Miss Grace Wanning, daughter of IT. F. AVanning of Derby, was married June 9 to Julius T. Day, the sec retary and treasurer of the AA'hitlock Machine company. Miss Alice Joy of Boston was maid of honor, and Mr. Ira C. Copley of Chicago was best man. The ushers were Mr. Frank D. AVanning, brother of the bride, Mr. Harry Day, brother of the groom, Prof. E. G. Buckland of New Haven and W. T. Rainey of Cleveland. The music was furnished by Robinson's or chestra of New Haven. The decora tions were by Champion of New Haven, and the catering by Andrews of Bridge port. The father of the bride, Mr. AA'anning, is the president of the Bir mingham Iron foundry. Robert Hibhard of AV'oodmont will he united in marriage to Miss Sarah M. Little, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Little of Meriden on June 24. The bridesmaid will be Miss Clara E. Little of Meriden and the best man will be Edward I?. Little of Woodmont. The couple after the wedding will go to Boston for a short time, and will re side at Woodmont on their return. Suit for s-jrs.ooo. Hartford, June 11. Max Heinrieh, the basso, has brought suit for libel agninst the proprietors of the Hartford Times in the United States court and lays his damages at $25.00". The complaint as lodged with Clerk Marvin on Tuesday, and United States Marshal Morris came up from New London this morning and served the writ upon Alfred E., Frank lin L. and AVillle O. Burr, proprietors of the Times. Fraternal Insurance, Hartford, June 11. Insurance Com missioner Betts to-day filed with Gov ernor Coffin his first report under tho law of 1X1)5 regarding fraternal societies or orders which conduct a life insur ance business in the state. Tables are printed showing the condition of the twenty-eight fraternal societies which have reported. About twenty others have not reported. Mnt Pay Heavy Fine. Pretoria, June 11. It is announced that the terms imposed upon the four leaders of the Johannesburg committee, John Hays Hammond. Lionel Phillips, Colonel Francis Rhodes and George Farrar, whose release has been decided upon by the Transvaal executive coun cil, require that in default of the pay ment of a line of 25,000 each they shall suffer punishment from the territory of the South African republic. Adjourned for the Term. Hartford, June 11. Judge Thayer in the superior court this afternoon sen tenced AVilliam Fay, aged sixteen, of East Hartford, to the state reform school at Meriden until twenty-one years old. He is a graduate of that in stitution and was found guilty of bur glary. The court then adjourned for the term. nti. x. f.. wuumx's cn av.uk. It is Said That it Leads to Attorney Wash burn's Itctirement. Bridgeport, June 11. Members of the Home Missionary society here say it is understood that Attorney AV. 1. AVasli burn of SO Broadway. New York, has retired from tho executive board and as counsel for that organization. His re tirement is believed to be the result of the charges recently made against him through the public: press by Dr. N. E. AA'ordin of this city, that he was using the position to enrich himself. Dr. Wordin's father left $100,000 or so to the society a few years ago. and the physician has never been satisfied with the manner in which it was handled. Killed by a IH'rrick. Uxbridge, Mass., June 11. Fred Tur ner, aged twenty-three, was killed to day by a falling derrick while work ing on Blanchard's Ledge, North JJx-bride. CONGRESS HAS ADJOURNED OV.V XIXICTJCICX Jilt! HI BE ICS W1SJSE VX TllU I'LOOlt OF TUiC SEXATU, After the liecess tlie Cutleries of the Sen ate Were Filled With Spectatorf Tho Vice President AVas Deeply Touched Valedictory Address of Speaker Itoed in the House. Washington, June 11. The senate met to-day at 11 o'clock for the last time this session and a few minutes later went into executive session. The doors were reopened at 11:20, but no business was transacted for sopie time. Only nineteen senators were on the floor. At twenty minutes before 1 a batch of house lulls were laid before tho senate and referred to the proper committees, after which the senate relapsed into ac tivity. At ten minutes before 1 a com mittee consisting of Mr. Sherman, rep., of Ohio, and Mr. Smith, dem., of New Jersey, was appointed to co-operate with a similar committee from the house to inform the president that con gress was ready to adjourn unless he had some further communication to make. At 1:20 the senate took a recess. At 3 the senate resumed its session. At this time the galleries were well filled. The galleries were soon cleared however, and the senate held a brief executive session. When the doors were reopened the crowd drifted back into the galleries. At 3:15 Mr. Sherman and Mr. Smith, the committee appoint ed to act with a house committee to call on the president, returned and stated that they had discharged their duty and that the executive had no further communication to make. At 3:25 Mr. Harris, dem., of Tennessee, offered the following resolution, which was adopt ed: Resolved, That the thanks of tho sen ate are hereby tendered to the" Hon. AVilliam P. Frye, president pro tempore of the senate, for the courteous, able and dignilied manner in which he has presided over its deliberations during the present session. A similar resolution was offered on the part of the republicans by Mr. Al lison tendering the thanks of the senate to the vice president for the dignilied, impartial and courteous manner in which he had presided. Promptly at 4 o'clock the vice presi dent arose and said: "Senators I am deeply touched by tho resolutions personal to myself adopted by the senate. It has been my endeavor impartially to execute the rules prescribed for tho guidance of this body. For the aid you have so gener ously given me in the discharge of the duties that pertain to this oflice, as well as for the courteous uniformly shown me, I am profoundly grateful. "And now, wishing each of you a safe return to homes and constituents, it only remains for me io declare the first session of the Fifty -fourth con gress adjourned without day." Then, with a tap of the gavel, the senate stood adjourned sine die. IN THE HOUSE. At - o'clock a message was received from the president announcing his ap proval of the sundry bill. including the appropriation bills sent to him this morning. There was at this hour a much larger number of visitors present but there was a notable decrease of. members in their seats. Upon the consideration of a private pension bill Messrs. Bailey, dem., of Texas, and Marsh, rep., of Illinois, be came involved in a controversy over the effort of the former to get the floor and Mr. Bailey made the point of no quorum. While a call of the house was in progress the difliculty was arranged. The bill being open for debate Mr. Ma guire, dom.: of California, argued against the assertion made by Mr. Diugley yesterday that the nation had been prosperous under the protective system. Mr. Bailey also spoke. He charged tins republicans with holding in abeyance a question that of restrict ing the power of the president to sell bonds which three months ago they expressed themselves as ready and will ing to discuss and determine. He drift ed on to the currency question " and won some applause by asserting that no considerable number of American citi zens had anything but disgust for a party that, had not the courage to un equivocally declare itself. The bill was then passed, and the committee ap pointed to call on the president return ed and Mr. Dingloy said: "The president told us that he had no further communication to make, and extended his congratulations to congress upon the early completion of its business." There still remained a quarter of an hour ni the session and several addi tional private pension bills were pass ed by unanimous consent. In the last hour the galleries had gradually filled up, until at 4 o'clock, when Speaker Reed delivered the valedictory address, they were crowded to much more than their comfortable capacity. The speaker's remarks were listened to in deep silence. He said: "Gentlemen of the House: Before pro nouncing those words which close the session I desire to offer to the house my grateful recognition of its kind ness. 1 he thanks of the house is al ways a high honor, but is especially s at the end of a session where the speaker has been forced to say "no" more times perhaps than in the his tory of any other congress. While thanking you for your kindness to me I must congratulate the house on its con duct of the public business. Ordinarily a majority of two and one half to one, a majority of 159. means disorder, dis organization, faction and discord. "In the house 150 new members of both parties have behaved with the steadiness of veterans, and if our con nection with other branches of govern ment with different ideas has prevented us from serving the country as we might have done, we at least have be haved with dignity, fairness and credit. With the kindest personal wishes to you all, I again return thanks. "By virtue of the concurrent resolu tion of both branches I declare this house adjourned without day." At the fall of the gavel there was a great outburst of applause on the floor and in the galleries. A settlement of tho fight in the Sixth Mississippi district was the last busi ness of the night. Captain J. R. Smith and John J. Garret were the contest ants and R. A. Simmonds and A. J. Hyde, both colored, the contestees. Na tional Committeeman HJ11 made the ar gument for the first named, while the colored men told their own story. They did it so impressively that the commit tee seated them by an almost unani mous vote. All four are McKinley men. The committee then adjourned. OOFS TO HEllLIX ItKlDGE COMPAXY, Joint. Committee Awards tho Contract for the Superstructure of the New Brldgo ' Over Quiiiiilpiac lilver. The joint committee of the town and city appointed to construct tho new drawbridge over tho Quinniplac river, met last evening and opened the bids for the iron superstructure. There were nineteen bidders, the successful one be- lng the Berlin Bridge company of Ber lin. Conn. The amount of the contract Is $56,451. The others bidding for the work are the AA'rought Iron Bridge company, Canton, O., $57,777; King Bridge com pany, Cleveland, O., $59,775; Penn Bridge company.Plttsburg.Pa., $59,900; Youngs- town Bridge company, Youngstown, O., O., $00,000; Pennsylvania Steel com pany, Steelton, Pa., $61,881; Massilon Bridge company, Masslion, O., $64,600; Toledo Bridge company, Toledo, O., $64,- 900; Cantan Bridge company, Canton, O., $65,000; Dean & AVestbrook, New York, $65,000; New Columbus Bridge company, Columbus, O., $65,187; Benner & Opdyke, Philadelphia, Pa., $65,977; J. E. Buddlngton, New Haven, -$65,990; Edge Moor Bridge company, Wilming ton, Del., $66,440; F. R. Long, New York, $69,000; New Jersey Stee and Iron com pany, Trenton, $69,980; Boston Bridge AVorks, Boston, $71,940; Groton Bridge company.Groton, O., $72,400; R. F. Haw kins, Springfied, Mass., $79,159.59. The committee granted the New Ha ven Electric Light company the priv ilege of running its wires over the tem porary bridge, the company being re quired to place two arc lights on the bridge. OX THE BALK FIELD. llesults of the Games in Big League Yes terday. At Hartford Hartford defeated New Haven in a poor game to-day. The score: Hartford ....54020020 13 New Haven.. 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 011 Hits Hartford 13, New Haven 13. Errors Hartford 5, New Haven 6. Bat teries VIckery, Clements, Seeds and Smith; Frye, Garvin and Hodge. At Paterson Paterson defeated New ark here to-day in a ten-inning game. Both teams played a poor game in the field. The score: Paterson .3 22000012 313 Newark ..3 00020202 010 Hits Paterson 17, Newark 8. Er rors Paterson 8, Newark 7. Batteries McMaekin and Elton; Settley and A. Rothfuss. At AA'ilmington The Metropolitans were badly beaten by AVilmingtfm to day. The score: AVilmington .2 310003.1 111 Mets 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 14 Hits AVilmington 6, Mets 8. Errors AVilmington 7, Mets 2. Batteries J. Nops and AVise; Bowen and Foster. At New York New York. ..2 0101100 27 Pittsburg ...0 0200730 012 At Brooklyn Brooklyn 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 6 Cleveland ....0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 01 At Boston Boston 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 4 9 Cincinnati ....0 0100000 01 At AArashington AA'ashington .0 6000400 111 St. Louis ....3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 06 At Philadelphia Philadelphia 5 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 10 Lousiville .. .10011105 0 9 At Baltimore- Baltimore 0 000001020 03 Chicago .". 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2-5 Favors Whitney. Waterbury, June 11. William Kenne dy of Naugatuck, who was yesterday elected delegate to Chicago, states to night that he favors the nomination of AVilliam C. AA'hitney, and that while he favors a gold standard, he would be satisfied with the declaration of four years ago on currency. Signed for Fight. New York, June 11. AVilliam Quinn ("Scaldy Bill"), the colored boxer, who gave Joe Walcott a hot argument some time ago at the AVoburn Athletic club, was signed to-day to box Dick O'Brien of Lewiston, Me, before the AAroburn Athletic club June IS. Strangled Himself. AVashington, June 11. Peter O'Neill, jr., a patient at the government insane asylum, committed suicide last night by strangling himself. He was admit ted to the institution March 18, 1S95. He came from an influential family and has a father and brother in New Ha ven, Conn., who have been telegraphed for. Thinks Their Claims Too Large. Providence, R. I., June 11. Trouble has arisen between Patrick Hurst, who was recently paid $5,000 by the Consol idated road on an accident claim, and his attorney and doctor. The attorney wants $1,000 as a fee, and the doctor $1,667, but Mr. Hurst thought both were too large. The court to-day granted Attorney Cosgrove $1,000, but allowed the doctor to hold $2,000 under attach ment while he proves his claim. The remainder $2,009 vill be delivered to the Hursts, MASSIVE ELM BLOWN DOWN XUE UTESaitS. TllUirBSlDQE GRAl&d BY XIIE XOl'M OST BltAXCBESi It Was a Narrow Ksraps A Sudden GuEt of Wind Scatters Debris In Many Parti of tho City-Largo Plato Glass Window1 Broken. Messrs. E. Hayes and Winston J. Trowbridge had a narrow escape from a serious accident yesterday evening about 6:20 o'clock at the corner of Ehn and Temple streets. They were return ing to their home in a light wagon be longing to Mr. E. Hayes Trowbridge and when opposite the North church oa Temple street he remarked to his cousin that he would drive him to his home, which is at 73 Grove street. ; Neither had noticed that there wag any unusual disturbance in the ele ments and they were chatting pleas antly when suddenly there came a crashing sound from the rear. It waa caused by the uprooting of a large elm tree which stood on the northeast cor ner of the intersecting streets in front of tho residence of Attorney Louis H. Bristol. The topmost limbs struck tha carriage In which the men were seated. Mr. E. Hayes Thowbridge's hat was knocked off and the back part of the buggy was broken. Fortunately the occupants of the vehicle were not in jured. 1 The horse fell to the ground when the crash came and it is probable that the animal came in contact with one of the trolley wires which were thrown! to the street by the falling tree. One of Mr. E. Hayes Trowbridge'a sons saw the tree fall and also had seen his father driving. He called to the coachman and they both went to his assistance. The horse was soon ex tricated from his position and was withj the exception of a few cuts uninjured. Speaking of the occurrence last even ing Mr. E. Hayes Trowbridge said that he did not see how they escaped and certainly would not have done so had they been a second or two- later. Several friends of Mr. Trowbridge who heard the rumors of the accident, which were greatly exaggerated, called at the Trowbridge residence, 310 Tem ple street, last evening. They were much surprised to find him uninjured and extended their congratulations. As soon as the accident occurred Su perintendent of Parks Kelley was noti fied and he immediately began remov ing the debris. Traffic on the street railway com panies' lines on Elm street was delayed! until about 8 o'clock. , The electric railway poles were bent out of plumb for the distance of two blocks, the four nearest the tree being rendered unfit for use and will have to be removed. The large feed wires at tached to the poles were torn off. During the removal of the tree, which was one of the largest in the city, thousands of people visited the scene. The tree was literally blown off at tha ground. The roots, which were nearly all decayed, broke off and the small sound portion of the tree was splintered for three or four feet and then gavei way. Not more than six inches of the tree was sound, but this was enough to furnish sap for the foliage, which was very heavy, and which probably caus ed the tree to fall before the strong? wind that suddenly came up. The accident caused considerable comment last evening and there were many prominent citizens who express ed themselves in favor of the board of public works taking immediate action to remove all the trees that are a men ace to the life and limbs of the citi zens. The wind came last evening when the streets were filled with people go ing to their homes. Branches were blown down from trees in the different parts of the city and several persona narrowly escaped Injuries. Standing at the corner of Elm street and Temple street where the tree waa blown down one may count many trees which are much decayed, and it is onl a question of time when they will fall. At the house of Mr. Seth H. Moseley at 36 Wall street a pane of plate glasa 5x3 feet was blown out of the window and broken. 1 ; First of the Season. There will be an excursion to Green port and Shelter Island under thei auspices of the Local Union of Chris tian Endeavor of this city, to-morrow, Saturday, June 13. The new and hand some steamer "Wanderer," which was so much liked by those who went with,' the Boys' Brigade on Decoration day, to Pawson Park, will carry the excur sionists. All friends of the Endeavor ers and the public are cordially invited) to join in this excursion. The splendid sail from here to Greenport and ita being the first opportunity for such an outing will recommend itself to all. The boat will leave Belle Dock at 8 a. m. sharp, returning about 6 p. m. This is a splendid opportunity for all to en joy a sail on the sound and a visit to these interesting places. The ticketa are so low as to come within reach of all. A fine time and a good party are insured. Don't fail to take advantage of this opportunity. Hamden Gold Mine. George Leavenworth and J. Frederick Wentworth of Birmingham have dis covered mines of gold and silver in the town of Hamden. The dirt has been assayed by some of the leading assay ists of the country, all of whom pro nounced it to be rich. They have quite recently divulged the facts of the dis covery and the finding of the assaylsta to Frederick AVallace of Hamden, upon, Whose property the mines are located, whereby he (Leavenworth) is to get a third interest in the mines, which he la to work, backed up by a company of: capitalists, which it is now Intended to form, and in which New Haven capital Will be greatly interested. Mr. and Mrs. Leavenworth, are to) move to Mt. Carmel at once, Mr. Leav enworth to take immediate charge of the preliminary work at the mines. Derby Transcript;.