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NEW HAVEN, CONN., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1897. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO I VICTORY FOR GOOD ROADS CONNECTICUT WILT. TAKE NO BACK' WARD STEP, Triple-Beaded Commission to Stay-Salaries Fixed by Substitute Bill . Com promise Measure Which Meets the De mand for Eoonomy Senators Take Up Tabled Matter Home Doings. The senate was called to order at 12:30 p. m. by Lieutenant Governor Dewell. Prayer was offered by Chaplain Thomp son. The committee on appropriations re ported favorably on the bill increasing the annual appropriation to the Water bury hospital from $2,500 to $3,000. Senator Miller of the temperance committee reported adversely on the bill allowing saloons to open at 5 o'clock p. m. on election days. The bill prohibiting the combination of insurance companies passed the house last week, was tabled on motion of Senator Merlgojd, owing to the tem porary absence of Senator Plimpton, chairman of the committee. The vote on the medical practice bill which passed the senate last week was reconsidered on motion of Senator "Warner. The following bills and resolutions on the calendar were passed: Substitue for house joint resolution making an appropriation in favor of the Badger Brothers and E. F. Carr & Co. Senator Beecher of the committee on claims said that the bill had its origin in the refusal of Quartermaster General Harbison to use or to return to the claimants plans and specifications sub mitted by them for a monument erect ed to the' memory of the Eighth and Eleventh regiments of Connecticut Vol unteers. The substitute bill authorizing street railway companies to purchase land and construct tracks thereon, reported favorably by the committee on rail roads, was tabled at the request of Chairman Kendall. The substitute bill concerning the fees of secret or fraternal societies was passed. The bill exempts societies hav ing only death benefits from paying a license fee to the insurance commis sioner. The senate then began the considera tion of all tabled matters. The report concerning compensation for reporting was again tabled; also senate bill re lating to appeals from doings of select men; life insurance anti-rebate law bill (adversely reported), repealing chapter 134 of the acts of 1889, the anti-premium rebating law. Senator Tuttle ad . vocated the bill at length, claiming that the penalties are unfair and exces sive. He moved to recommit the bill. Senator Plimpton replied that the committee had already fairly and fully considered the measure and were decid edly of the opinion that it ought not to pass. The law is In effect in all ad Joining states, and if repealed here, the agents from outside would swoop down on Connecticut and take business at all sorts of rates Senator Tuttle argued that if the agent chooses to give to the Insured a part of the big commission he gets on the first premium he should be free to do so. The law prohibiting this is vicious and against fair competition. Senator Plimpton opposed recommit ting the bill, as the committee has fully considered It. i Senator Herman suggested that it would be better to pass the bill, which is In the line of the Are insurance bill prohibiting combinations as to rates. By a viva voce vote the senate voted to recommit the bill. Bill that savings banks shall not pay over 4 per cent, unless having a certain amount of surplus was next considered. Senator Gay favored the 'bill as nec essary for the safety of the banks. Some banks pay 4 to avoid losing de posits and some others take loans which are risky, because offered high rates. Senator Woodruff opposed the bill and argued that if savings banks can earn larger dividends than 4 per cent, the depositors ought to have the bene fit. Better pay. out surplus funds by dividends rather than expend the money for expensive buildings. Senator Gay explained that the bill does not prevent a bank paying extra dividends. A bank cannot pay this un til It has 3 per cent, surplus, and when it reaches 10 per cent., then extra divi dends may be paid. The bill was pass ed. - Bill regulating fees to be paid by secret and fraternal societies to the in surance committee, was taken up again, and Senator Plimpton advocated its passage. Senator Marigold said that he had ob jected to a provision under which, after a company had paid the fees, the com missioner could exclude it from the state. Senator Plimpton said the company may appeal to the courts. The bill was again tabled by Senator Marigold. When house bill No. 71, an act con cerlng pool selling; unfavorable report of the judiciary, came up, Senator '- Warner said that the senator from the ' First district had tabled the mal.ter. j He did not know whether the senator I was ready to take the bill from the table at this time or not. i Senator Plimpton said that he had ; tabled the bill because it came from tne ! house so hot that he thought it should i have a chance to cool, j The senator referred to the peremp tory refusal of the bill by the house. ; Continuing he said that he would not ' at this time have anything to say about ; it except that he had been requested (and he repeated the "requested" with . emphasis) to do so for the purpose of : offering the following amendment: Strike out all after the enacting (Continued on Third Page.) CITY TEACH HUS' ASSOCIATION. Hamilton W. Mubie Addresses It on Iin nehiut.lon In Education, The meeting of the Teachers' associa tion In College street hall last evening was largely attended. Hamilton W. Mabie, editor of the Outlook, was the speaker of the evening, and was intro duced by President Harry W. Asher of the board of education. Mr. Mable spoke on "The Creative El ement In Education." The address was a most scholarly and interesting one, and was keenly appreciated by the teachers and others present. He said, in part: "I sometimes think that we shall nev er reform anything until we learn that education is requisite for the reform of all Institutions, and in order to get rid of an old Institution It is necessary to get rid first of the educational deposit of those institutions. "We have many educated, civilized and trained races, but these are all the result of education and training, and not of chance. The man of genius is, I think, least of all the result of accident. It Is not always easy to see what are the circumstances which produced gen ius, but it is nevertheless true. "I believe the reason why Scotch gen ius has been so prominent is because of the race imagination, stirred and in spired by contact with the rich litera ture of the Old and New Testaments. Inspiration depends on harmony with the things which feed the spirit, and I believe in great degree upon educa tion. "We remember not so much what we learn, but our contact with one or two great teachers, and the inspiration we get from them. The memory is right in thus discriminating. I sometimes think we do not allow half enough for the atmosphere of college life. "With the same material worked into two different ages, one will be sterile and one will be productive. The educa tion of one has been merely worked into the memory; In the other it has been worked into the soul. "Atheism, pessimism and excessive criticism work the negative side of life and mark the decadence of society. This has been witnessed in the decay of all societies. "The signs of the creative side are the very opposite of these. They are faith, joy, enthusiasm. There are two great elements of life which I may call the positive and the negative. There are the institutions which we have made and which are to a certain extent fixed and stationary. The church and the state are of these, and through these flow the life of the time. "Power of production, 6f being crea tive, consists in being in contact with the vitalizing force of life. We are not creative until we become poets. A poet, according to etymology, is not simply one who rhymes and Writes po etry, but one who creates things. "If I were to choose a text for what I have to say I should choose the fol lowing from the Old Testament: 'When there is no open vision the people fall.' Open vision is your direct contact with God's universe, and this is in great part the work of education. "To get this creative power it is nec essary for us to study all things from the point of the school, to think of so ciety and the family as a process in ed ucation. "Every great poem is imbeded in the nature of the poet, and is a part of it. The greater the work of art the closer it is linked to the life behind it. It is absolutely impossible to separate man from nature, and nature from God. It Is the greatest mistake in the world to attempt to separate in education the scientific from the literary. You need to keep all education connected in its fundamental features, though not nes essarily in method. "I do not believe that education will reach its highest form until it reaches the imagination. It Is to imagination that we owe the great production of lit erature and science and invention. It is not a question of mere decoration, but of the vital life of the race. It is lack of imagination that breeds dis content with hard conditions of life." MAYOIt ELECTS HIM. V. R. Kirkwood, a Dark Horse, Chosen Sanitary Inspector, ' W. P.. Kirkwood of 152 Norton street was chosen sanitary inspector of the board of health yesterday afternoon, the mayor dissolving the tie on the 257th ballot. This was the third meeting at which the board had tried to choose the successor of Lewis Mix, who resigned some weeks since. Twenty-six candi dates appeared before the board on the night of the first meeting when a civil service examination was held. Several of the candidates received votes when the balloting began, but the members in a short time confined themselves to four, Messrs. Munter, Smith, Jones and Sanford, and more than 100 ballots were taken without result. At the special meeting held last week there was another unsuccessful attempt at an election made. When the board arose at midnight 130 ballots had been cast and the contest seemed to be be tween Jones and Sanford. Yesterday another candidate enter ed the field. The successful man on the seventh ballot was tied with Sanford, the vote standing 3 to 3, all the mem bers being present. Mayor Farnsworth at this juncture announced that the charter gave him the right to make a selection in cases of this kind, and he immediately dissolved the tie in favor of Kirkwood. Fall Games Yesterday. At Washington Washington, 7; To ronto, 2. At Elizabeth Boston, 16; Elizabeth, 3. At Baltimore Baltimore, 12; Norfolk, i. At Richmond Richmond, 2; Brook lyn, 7. At New York New York, 4; Newark, 3. SOUTH AMERICAN . GUESTS question Aitovv inviting them '10 BE DECIDED THIS EVENING. Kceular Mooting of Chamber of Commerce to be Held Committee Will Report on Wan Annual Address by President G, II, Ford Intereslng Meeting Expected Names of Visitors Already Here. The chamber of commerce hold their annual meeting this evening In the Palladium building on Orange street. The meeting will be one of unusual importance and Interest. In addition to the annual address of President Ford, the committee appointed at the last meeting of the chamber to con sider the advisability of having the del egation of South American business men, who are making a tour of this country as guests of the Philadelphia Museum, visit this city. The report of the committee will also include the question as to getting up a souvenir of the city for the guests In case they are Invited. The souvenir, which will be propos ed, will be printed in English and Span ish, and will contain half tone engrav ings of places of interest and also of local manufacturing concerns In the city. It will be a handsome affair and a credit to the city of New Haven. At a meeting of the committee of the chamber last evening a communication was received from Mr. C. A. Greene, secretary of the Philadelphia Museum, giving additional details as to the visit of the business men. The names of thel proposed visitors have arrived in town and are below. Nicolas Calvo, Carlos Six Klett, Al fredo Moreno "Venturo, and Mr. Cam pos, representing the chamber of com merce of Buenos Ayres, Argentine Re public. Fernando Mendes, Arthur S. Hltch lngs, Honorla Ribeiro, Jose Americos. dos Santos, Cordeiro da Graca, F. de P. Cliover Campello, Edward H. Brinley, representing the Commercial associa tion of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. President San Paulo, Brazil chamber of commerce. Julio Perey Cout, representing Socle? dad de Fornento Fabrll of Santiago, Chili. Carlos Rogers of chamber of com merce, Santiago, Chili. Evaristo Obregon and Henry Price of of Bananquilla, Colombia. Joaquin Pomibo and Enrique Es prellat of Cartegena, Columbia. V J. N. Recuero, Felix Elirman and Guarflc Lewis of Panama, Columbia. Arthur Webster and C. C. A. Wyatt of Georgetown, Demerara, representing the chamber of commerce of their re spective places. Carlos F. Origoyen and Antonio de Agurna of Guatemala, Gautemala. Jeronimo Zalaya of Tegucigalpa.Hon duras; Adon Cordenos of Managua, Ni caragua, representing the bankers and merchants of their respective places. Felix C. C. Zegana, Ernesto F. Ayulo, J. A. Nuio Zuesda, J. A. de Javalle, C. Alvarey Calderon and Alpjondro of the chamber of commerce of Lima, Peru. Migruel Lagos and Frederico Mejia representing bankers and importers of San Salvador. ' B. Lorenzo Hill and Thomas W. How ard of the chamber of commerce of Montivedeo, Uraguay. Antonio E. Delfino and J. Padron Uztoriz of the chamber of commerce of Caracas, Venezuela. Two delegates each from the chamber of commerce of Maracaibo and Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. , Senors Don Pedio M. Goroypo, Llcen clado Don Jesus de Yaza, Don Louis G. Lavre and Licenclado don Jose Al gora of the City of Mexico, president of the chamber of commerce In that city. Senor Don Francisco de P. Cesar, don Eduardo Donde Lacenciado, Don Man uel Gutieney, Don Jose Union, Don Francisco Javier Mun, Yon Francisco Rendon, Don Angel Unvanica and Ri cardo Segura. TO MEET PRINCETON. Yale's Team of Debaters Selected H. W. Finher Gets Timelier Prize. The final debate for the purpose of selecting the debaters to represent Yale In the Yale-Princeton debate, on May 7, was held last evening In Osborn hall. There were sixteen contestants, from which number the following were se lected: E. H. Hume '97 of Bombay, In dia, A. E. Fraser '98 of Sioux City, la., and H. W. Fisher '98 of New Haven; alternates, E. L. Smith '97 of Hartford, and C. L. Avery '97 L. S. of Groton, Conn. The Thacher prize of $75 for excel lence in debate was awarded to H. W. Fisher. The judges were Professor L. C. Bras tow, Professor A. T. Hadley and Pro fessor E. V. Raynolds. Fouud Unconscious. Patrolman Cooney of Howard avenue precinct found an epileptic named James J. Brown unconscious in Bene dict's coal yard on Water street about 10 o'clock alst evening. The man was taken to the New Haven hospital. Sudden Death of a Williams Student. Williamstown, Mass., April 13. Er nest J. Corey of Williams college, class of '98, died very suddenly at the college infirmary this afternoon, after a short Illness, from liver troubles. Mr. Corey had been very prominent in athletics since entering college, and was to have been the regular pitcher on the college team this year. Took a Header and Died. Taunton, Mass., April 13. Charles Ripley, ten years of age, was instantly killed by taking a header from his bicy cle this afternoon. His wheel caught in the street car tracks- near the spot where Fred N. Strange, a bicyclist was ) murdered last summer. WILL NO'V MOW AT NEW LONDON. Cornell Frefers 1'oURhkeepsle, but Will Accept Saratoga. Ithaca, N. Y., April 13. In an Inter view to-day Professor B. I. Wheeler, navy advisory member of the athletic counsel, said: "Cornell will not row at New London. Our first choice as to the course had been Poughkeepsle, and we had hoped terms would be offered us there which would have made regattas on the Hud son possible. Poughkeepsle has offered merely to police, provide stakeboats and houses for storage of boats. Saratoga is willing to make all necessary provis ion for the crews. If Poughkeepsle fails us we will turn to Saratoga rather than New London, notwithstanding the lat ter's generous offer." Manager Shiras of the Cornell Ath letic association says, relative to the University of California's request to en ter the Cornell-Pennsylvania meet, May 15: ' "Cornell will keep this meet dual. We may, however, meet California apart from Pennsylvania." . ' BOA HI) OF SELECTMEN. City Must Give Notice of Hearings on County Home Commitments. The general statutes relating to the commitment of children to county homes require the authorities in charge of the children to notify the selectmen of the town before the exam ination for commitment proceedings is instituted so that the board may be represented.' This provision was made in order that the towns should not be made to take care of paupers. It transpired at a hearing on the sub ject before the judiciary committee that the city of New Haven and the author ities of the Associated Charities had failed to comply with the provision of the act. Town Counsel Goodhart last evening called the attention of the board to the matter and suggested that the board vote to instruct the clerk to communi cate with the city attorney and request him to notify the board of the hearings on the commitments. The board voted in accordance with the suggestion of the town counsel. The board listened to an account of the hearing before the roads and bridges committee on the Kimberly avenue bridge over West river. Tne petitioners, the town of Orange, want the bill giving the power to the towns of New Haven and Orange to build a drawbridge amended so that there can be constructed a stationary bridge. The town counsel suggested that the matter would probably be hotly con tested in the general assembly. The board voted to allow F. W. Orr, sealer of weights ano measures, $100 for doing the work in the Thirteenth, Four teenth and Fifteenth wards. Orr asked for $175. The petition of James D. Dewell, Samuel E. Merwin, George W. Curtiss and about sixty others asking that the board call a special town meeting for the purpose of voting upon the matter of transferring the old town farm fund to the use of the parks was referred to the town counsel to look into the pro visions of the act relating to the same. Health Officer Wright appeared be fore the board with a request that the town take action on the alleged nui sance caused by theV stagnant water near Forsyth's dye works at the corner of Mechanic and State streets. He was informed that as the nuisance was wholly in the city limits the board had no jur isdiction in the matter. President Ludington, Town Agent Huga and Selectman Baldwin were ap pointed a committee to have the tax rate book made. PRIZE FIOHTEUS A It It ES TED . Howard Avenue Officers Capture Ten Al leged Offenders. Last Thursday Eugene Leary and John Sullivan, both well known char acters in the Mohawk lot district, pro ceeded over to Orange for the pur pose of settling an old score according to the pugilistic code. They were fol lowed by a large number of esquires, bottle-holders, trainers, sponge-throwers, etc., the contingent coming from the west end of the city. The fight took place in the vicinity of a well known road house. The contest was an ex tremely brutal one, and though Leary was declared the winner, both men were very much the worse for wear at its conclusion. Sheriff Weiler of West Haven learn ed of the affair, but not until after it had taken place. He sought the assist ance of the Howard avenue police and together they secured evidence against ten men alleged to have been concerned in the fight, the two principals and eight others. Warrants wrere issued forthwith and they were served last evening. In addition to the principals the fol lowing men were arrested: James O'Neil, Henry Stanford, William Man ning, William McKeon, John Miner, James Sullivan and John Sweeney. The arresting officers, under the di rection of Sergeant Orr, were McKeon, Gallagher, Smith, Marlowe and Connol ly. HANGING FROM A LIMB. Body of a Murderer Found Dangling Id Mid-Air. Louisville, Ky., April 13. A special to the Times from Middlesborough, Ky, says: News has been received here that the foody of Wilber Bayden, who shot and killed Thomas Hayden, the betrayer of his (Bayden's) sister, was found hang ing to a limb near the Tennessee line. After killing Hayden, Bayden escaped and as he had many influential friends to aid him everyone thought he would escape from the country, but the Hay, dens, it is thought, followed him and captured and hanged Mm. LETHARGY IS OF THE PAST I'OLICE COMMISSIONERS AROVSED . TO ACTION, General Shake-Up In the Department- Sergeants and Detoctlves Made Acting Police Superlntent Spreads the City Be fore tho liourd and Tells Where Men Are Needed. The general shake up' In the local po- cal police department which had been talked of so long that it had become as antique as the methods for detecting crime employed by certain of its mem bers, Came last evening with a sudden ness that overwhelmed some of those affected by the change. With the retirement of the superin tendent last week and the detail in con sequence, there was a promise of what took place last evening, but at that time even the commissioners them selves would not admit that such a gen eral overhauling of the force was to be brought about at once. There was a conference of the acting superintendent and his captains on Sunday and as was said in this paper on Monday morning, there was a free exchange of opinions as to what would be the best for the department. The commissioners hav also given the matter an extra thought, and since the last meeting there have been several quiet talks, the trend of which was the advancement of the de partment. The routine work of the board occu pied but little time, as at the mid monthly meeting there is but little bus iness to be transacted. Patrolmen H. J. Donnelly and Spang were honorably mentioned be cause of the work they have done in the detection of burglaries. Acting Superintendent Wrlnn was called into the room and the board went into executive session. There was a long conference between the acting head of the department and the com missioners. Captain Wrlnn laid before the board the result of his week's delib erations. The conference was a prolonged one, and the ground was thoroughly can vassed. Captain Wrinn Is not a stranger In this field, and although he has been at the central station for many years, he has never lost his hold on the growth of the city. He laid the whole matter before the members of the board. He placed his men at the points most needed and suggested sev eral names that were worthy of the con fidence of the board. The commissioners then took up the work in detail. Detective Sergeant Po ronto was reduced to the rank of pa trolman and detailed to precinct 4. De tective Gibson was promoted to suc ceed the deposed sergeant. Sergeant Bradley of the Grand ave nue precinct was placed on the veteran reserve list, and Detective William Tighe was raised to a sergeantcy. Patrolmen Charles Bowers of central station and M. Hayes of Grand avenue were elected sergeants. Patrolman Spang, who had In the open meeting been raised to grade C eight months ahead of the regular suc cession, was detailed to detective work, as was also Patrolman Henry J. Don nelly. Both men have done excellent service in the department: 1 The following detail was announced: Sergeants At central station Cook, McBride, Dunn, Tighe. Precinct 2, Grand avenue Crocker, who is detailed there for the purpose of assisting Acting Captain Tripp to build up the department in that precinct; Acting Sergeant Doherty, Bowers, Hayes. Station 3, Howard avenue Tiernan, Orr, Bergen. Station 4, Dixwell avenue McGrath, Bissell, McGann. Detective detail Station 1 Cowles and Gibson. Station 2 Dennehy and H. J. Don nelly. Station 3 Spar Station 4 Jerry McGrath. The details will go Into effect April 15. Dr. G. L. Converse was elected police surgeon, vice Dr. J. H. Townsend, re signed. A S I WENT A T HOPKINS. P. J. Gibson Will Now Have an Allowance of S3 00 a Month. New York, April 13. Justice Beekman to-day in the supreme court granted the application of Preston Johnston Gibson, son of the late United States Senator Randall L. Gibson of Louisiana, for an increased allowance of money from his estate. He has been getting $125 a month, and as a result of to-day's de cision he will hereafter receive $200. Gibson is seventeen years old and is at tending Hopkins grammar school at New Haven, Conn. MEMOItlAL DAT EXERCISES. Rev. J. I.. Pltner of' Norwich the Orator of the Day. The general Memorial day committee held a meeting last evening, W. H. Holmes, commander of Merwin post. presiding. The committee on exercises reported that Rev. John I Pitner of Norwich, department chaplain, had ac cepted an invitation to become orator of the day. The exercises will be held in the Hyperion at 8 o'clock, Monday The committee received a communi cation from the New Haven Sunday School Superintendents' union stating that on the afternoon of May 31 there will be a gathering of the city Sunday schools on the green and requesting the G. A. R. to act as escort to the chil dren on that occasion. The matter will be acted on at the next meeting of the committee, which will be held on the first Monday in May. FITZSIMMONS IN NEW YORK Greeted With All the Ilonor Due a Hero. New York, April 13. Bob Fltzsim- mons arrived at the Pennsylvania railroad, Jersey City, at 2:D3 o'clock this afternoon. He was accompanied by his wife and baby. When the ferryboat ar rived at the West street dock Martin Julian, who Is Fltzslmmons' manager, absolutely took him from the landau and shoved him into a carriage beauti fully decorated with flowers. Right behind the driver there was an enor mous horseshoe composed of Easter flowers and roses, and when the car riage reached West street Fltzslmmons received a royal welcome. He went at once to the Hotel Bartholdl. BRYAN ON JEFFERSON. Speaks at a Banquet In Honor of the Hon- tecello Sage's Birthday. Washington, April 13. The one hun dred and fifty-fourth anniversary of Jefferson's birthday was celebrated to night at the Metropolitan hotel by a subscription dinner given under the auspices of the National Association of Democratic Clubs. The first celebra tion of the anniversary of Jefferson's birthday occurred at the same hostelry, then known as the Indian Queen. Pres ident Jackson was the guest of honor, and the occasion was made memorable by the presence of Vice President John C. Calhoun and others leaders of that day. William J. Bryan was the guest of honor to-night. Senators, representa tives and other conspicuous in the councils of the democratic party were present, many of them from a dis tance. Mr. Bryan, in closing his speech, said: 'There is much in recent events to encourage the followers of Thomas Jefferson. The spring elections indi cate a growing sentiment along the lines of the Chicago platform. In fact the elections which have taken place show so great a gain that the repub lican party may now be considered a minority party. It has but one hope of escape from the wrath to come and that is to secure bimetallism by inter national agreement before the people of the nation have another opportunity to speak at the polls. "While we who believe in, independ ent bimetallism generally regard an in ternational agreement as neither neces sary nor possible we may well hope for success to any one who may make the attempt to secure further assist ance. If our opponents succeed in opening the mints of other nations as well as their own mints, we shall re joice because the condition of the peo ple will be improved and they will be able to proceed with other remedial legislation. If, however, the republican party after pledging itself to secure in ternational bimetallism finds it impos sible to fulfill that pledge its express preference for a double standard will rise up to condemn it if it attempts to continue longer any attempts of a gold standard." MISSISSIPPI CONTINUES TO RISE. City of Omaha Threatened Grave Danger South of Vicksburg. Memphis, Tenn., April 13. The river continues to rise south of Vicksburg and the swift current is throwing the waters against the Louisiana levees with tremendous force. A telegram from Eallelah, La received last night, reported that the levee at Davis Island in Warren county, Miss., had broken, but the report ,was premature. The water is washing over the levee at that point however, and a break may occur at any hour. Many people have left the city with their most valuable effects and stock. Several weak spots have developed in the southern levees. To night the back water in the flooded Mississippi delta is about stationery. The river at Memphis continues to fall slowly. Omaha, Neb., April 13. The Missouri river is changing Its channel past Omaha, and in doing so threatens to destroy property to the value of several million dollars. Last night the river broke through its banks about a mile above where it left the old channel twenty years ago, and is now runnning two broad streams across, which were yesterday fertile market gardens. From Florence Lake the water is pouring Into Cut-Off Lake, and It now seems only a question of a few hours until East Omaha is moved Into Iowa and all the property in line of the flood Is swept away. THREATENED WITH DEATH. That Is Why a Reoluse Gave Up S250 to Two Robbers. Waltham, Mass., April 14. One of the most sensational robberies ever known in this vicinity occurred early this eve ning at a lonely farm house on the outskirts of the town. Charles Henry Teele, who occupied the house alone, was the victim, and at the point of the pistol, and with a more terrible death by burning staring him in the face he gave up $200 to the robbers; and they made their escape, leaving him bound hand and foot to a bed. Teele, resisting the demands of the robbers, was seized and dragged into a bed-room, where he was thrown in the bed and securely bound with a heavy rope. The men then prepared a gag of cloth which they saturated with kero sene, stuffed it into the unfortunate man's mouth while all over the bed room floor and furniture they poured all the kerosene they could find in the lamps and about the house. The men threatened to set fire to the place when Teele promised to give them what money he had which amounted to $250. Republicans Win at New Britain. New Britain, April 13. At the "off year" election held here to-day to elect councllmen the city was carried by the republicans In all the wards excepting the Fifth. Ward 6 went republican to day for the firstime la fifteen years. AT THE NATIONAL CAPIT AL ATTITUDE OF JAPAN TOWARD JTBU HA WAIIAN ISZANDS. Bimetallic Commission's Work Proposed Amendments to the Tar 1 BUI Official Statement of Relief Work in the Miss issippi Valley Senate Confirms Two Nominations Navy Department Work. Washington, April IS. The Japanese legation has received official advices relating to the recent deportation from the Hawaiian Islands of a number of Japanese immigrants which do not agree entirely with the accounts pub- Hshed in this country. It appears, ac- , cording to these advices, that out of 668 Japanese passengers brought to Honolulu by the steamer Shinshlrt Mam, 302 voluntary pasesngers and 14S contract laborers were sent back to Japan. The Hawaiian authorities re fused to allow these people to land on the ground that the voluntary passen--' gers were not possessed of fifty' dollars in gold each, as provided in .the land- lng law; and because the contract la borers had not compiled with the pro visions of the landing law in securing previous approval of their contracts. xne passengers inereupou peuuuneu the supreme court to set aside the de cision of the collector general of cus toms forbidding them to land, but the court rejected . the petition , on tha ground that the decision of the collector general regarding the landing of aliens was final and that Japanese not yet landed fh the islands had no right to) petition. ' The Japanese consul general protest ed against, this aotlon on the ground that the exclusion of the voluntary emi grants was in violation of the treaty rights, whatever might be the case re garding the laborers and their alleged failure to secure previous approval of their contracts. He himself had posi tively examined into the facts regard" ing the voluntary emigrants and had found that they were all in bona Ada possession of the amount of money re quired by law in such oases. So far as they at least were con" cerned the decision of the collector gen eral appeared in violation both of tha law and facts. While it is true that one, not two Japanese men of war, as stated in press dispatches, has beer sent to Hawaii, officials of the Japanese: legation state most positively that thia action has not been taken for the pur pose of menacing the Hawaiian gov ernment, but simply to preserve order1 among the Japaneses residents in the islands who might possibly become ex cited by what they regarded as a vio lation" of the rights of Hheir country men. The Japanese government believes the difficulty is susceptible of settle--ment by diplomatic negotiations and it Is asserted at the legation that that will be the only method resorted to. Inasmuch as the Hawaiian governments would only be liable' for indemnity to the persons sent back for losses in curred by them, the question Is not re garded as one liable to provoke serioua international complications. At the legation the statement that the Japan ese companies are attempting to col-' onize Hawaii is denounced as a flagrant and absolutely unwarranted falsehood. The naming of three commissioners by President McKlnley under the act of the last congress to promote bimet allism was the subject of much discus sion about the capitol to-day. Sena tors, regardless of party, were pleased! with the selection of Vice President Stevenson. It appears that this selec-, tion was McKinley's own, no one hav. ' lng urged the selection of Mr. Steven son. Among the earnest advocates of the selection of Mr. Paine were Sena tors Hoar, Allison and Chandler, all of whom talked with the president on the) subject and recommended him as at man who would materially aid thai cause of bimetallism. It has been generally conceded for some time past that Senator Wolcott would be one of the commissioners, aa his hardest work since election haa been in the direction of bringing about an international agreement. Opposition to the scheme for interna tional bimetallism has developed from an unexpected source. Morton Freweni of England, who has given a great deal of attention to the subject and who haa visited this country several times la (me Interest of silver, Is now opposing an international agreement, and he de clares that the money question is ona which each nation must settle for It self. Mr. Frewen will oppose any agreement, and will use his Influence! against the new commission when it goes abroad. Senator Wolcott said to-day that! there appears to be a mistaken impres sion that the commission is appointed! with the purpose in view of having it represent the United States at a con ference only. While the commission! might be utilized in that way If a con ference should be held, its first work ia to be of a purely diplomatic character, looking entirely to securing European co-operation. The commissioners ex pect to leave this country about tha middle of May, and immediately upon their arrival in Europe will set them selves to that task. Whether there shall be a conference at all will depend! upon how the advances of the commis sioners are received by the principal powers. Senator Nelson to-day gave notice of several amendments to the tariff bilL One of these abrogates after one year? the Hawaiian reciprocity treaty. An other declares trusts or combination for the restraint of trade or enhanca the market price of imports or manu factures by two or more persons, either one of whom is an importer, "to ba against public policy. Illegal and old,'-1 and provides for the punishment of the offence by both fine and imprisonment. A third amendment authorizes tha president to spend, by executive order, all duties levied upon an imported ar ticle, the home product of which la con trolled by a trust. , .(Continued on Seventh Page..