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The Rill is In Line With Law) Controlling
the Manufacture and Sale of Fertilizers,
Oleomargerine, Etc. Kvt-ry Ku, Barrel
- or Bottle Must Bear the Analysis Upon n
The closing arguments on the pure
beer bill were heard at the capltol yes
terday afternoon by the committee on
public health.
Tuesday afternoon the committee lis
tened to Attorney Williams In support
of the bill and President Kendall of the
Quinniplac Brewing company in oppo
sition to it.
Yesterday afternoon Attorney Nick
erson, who is associated with Mr. Wil
liams, addressed the committee. He
took up the bill by sections and ex
plained each one, after which the at
torney made an extended argument in
support of the bill as meretricious leg
islation. It was not, as had been claim
ed by the opposition, a species of class
legislation. It was in line with the
laws regulating the sale of oleomargar
ine and fertilizer. Bills had been pass
ed looking toward the purification of
molasses, and during the present ses
sion of the general assembly a bill had
been passed providing for the punish
ment of persons adulterating vinegar.
Continuing his argument, Mr. Njck
erson said:
"There have been but two brewers of
all that Interested and large class of
men here in opposition to this bill. One
of these has said that he made pure
beer and therefore was without Its jur
isdiction. The other gentleman is the
one who made the argument before
your committee yesterday afternoon.
He says that my brother, Williams, Dr.
Wolfe and myself are fighting his com-
pany. wen, now, gentlemen, we are in
this matter for pure beer, and if the
bill ljlts the gentleman where he ie ten
der we cannot help it.
"You are told this is narrow legisla
tion. Why, gentlemen, the fact is that
the matter has commended itself to a
dozen of the state legislatures and to
the ways and means committee of the
federal congress." ,
The bill provides as follows:
Section 1 All fermented liquors re
sembling or known as beer, ale or por
ter which is not manufactured from
pure barley-malt, pure hops, or pure
extract of hops, pure yeast and pure
water, and all such fermented liquors
which has not been brewed at least
three months before the same is of
fered for sale, shall be inferior beer,
within the meaning of this act.
Section 2 All brewers of fermented
malt liquors, such as beer, ale and por
ter, and all other persons who desire
to sell and deliver to any person or
corporation in this state any beer, ale
or porter, shall, before said article is
offered for sale, make and deliver to
the state board of health a certified
copy of the report of such brewer or
person manufacturing the beer, ale or
porter to be sold for the time and
period when the same is brewed or
manufactured, to the internal revenue
department of the United States, in
which is stated the amount of materials
bought and used by the brewer or per
son making or producing the same, the
amount of finished product made from
the same, together with the number of
packages stamped and sold, and all of
the information contained in such re
port to the revenue department of the
United States, by such brewer or per
son at stated Intervals as prescribed by
the United States internal revenue laws
and regulations, which certified copy
shall contain a statement by said
brewer or manufacturer that the same
is a true copy of such return and con
tains a statement of all of the materials
used in the manufacture -of such beer
to be sold, which shall be sworn to be
fore some proper officer authorized to
administer oaths, and the brewer or
person so making such return shall at
tach thereto his affidavit, in which
shall be stated the time when such beer
to be sold was manufactured or brewed.
Section 3 provides for the issuance by
the secretary of state of licenses to
brewers, who have, upon examination
of the brewers' report, found that they
are legally entitled to the same, said
licenses to be issued without charge,
and to authorize brewers to do busi
ness, the brewer to put on all his bar
rels, casks, etc., a printed label certi
fying that he 'has complied with the
law. If the secretary of state finds up
on said examination that the (brewer
has not complied with the law the full
license shall be refused, but instead he
shall receive a permit to sell inferior
beer, ale or porter as the case may be.
Section 5 provides: - Every manufac
turer or brewer of inferior beer, ale,
or porter, shall post or keep posted up
on the premises where he carries on the
. process of manufacturing or brewing,
and also in each of his offices a sign
bearing In plain black Roman letters,
not less than one-half inch wide and
four inches long, on a white ground the
words "Inferior Beer Made Here."
Section 6 provides for the proper
branding of every barrel, keg, etc., of
Inferior beer, ale or porter with the
word "inferior," and that every such
receptacle shall also have securely affix
ed to it In a conspicuous place a white
label, on which shall be plainly printed
the word "Inferior," In connection with
the article to be sold; and also a plainly
printed statement in the English lan
guage of all the ingredients and mate
rial used In brewing or manufacturing
the article contained therein, together
with the per centum of each substance
used to produce one hundred parts of
such article.
Section 7 provides: Every bottler,
wholesaler, retailer of, or dealer in in
ferior beer, ale, or porter, shall post
and keep posted in at least two con
spicuous places and where the same can
be plainly seen from each and every en-
(Continued on Second Page.)
S Kll' lilt VOX 't'ltAV't S A ll'.l ItliliJ).
Those Who Bid tor tlio Work Pump on
Grcuu Premium for Kiidge Builder.
The board of public works has de
cided to offer a premium to the suc
cessful bidder for the contract for the
construction of the Mill river bridge
as an Inducement to finish the work
without delay.
Civil Engineer Kelly was Instructed
last evening to cause to be inserted in
the specification for the bids a clause
which provides that the contractor
shal forfeit $40 per day for each day the
work is delayed after the contract time
for its completion, and also providing
that for each day that intervenes be
tween completion and acceptance of the
bridge and the contract date, the city
shall pay the contractor $40. This
proposition Is made on the part of the
city because of the disastrous results
that the business of that vicinity
would be subjected to if there was an
undue delay in the completion ot the
The board ordered the pump on the
green to be replaced with one of a mod
ern design. The old pump has given
much trouble of late.
The bids were opened for the con
struction of sewers and In each instance
the contract was awarded to the lowest
Mason street and Shepard avenue C.
W. Blakeslee & Son, $3,237; Anthony
Carroll, $3,693.50; A. Brazos & Sons, $2,
999.50; L. O'Brien, $5,172.50.
GofCe and Foote streets Whitby &
Lenahan, $1,197.70; Anthony Carroll,
$1,409; Maher & Son, $1,323.30; Frank
Brazos, $1,148; L. O'Brien, $1,360; Lor
enza J. Mattie, $1,133; C. W. Blakeslee
& Son, $1,195.40.
Clay and Fillmore streets Gorman,
Wharton & Borden, $1,534.10; A. Carroll,
$1,504.10; P. Maher & Son, $1,394.10; F.
Brazos, $1,294.30; C. W. Blakeslee &
Son, $1,396.50; L. O'Brien, $1,584.50; L. J.
Mattie, $1,188.
Stanley street P. Colwell & Co., $1,-
993.40; Gorman, Wharton & Borden, $1,-
847.60; Maher & Son, $1,955; A. Carroll,
$2,048; F. Brazos, $1,788; C. W. Blakes
lee & Son, $1,771; L. O'Brien, $2,101.
Newhall and Ivy streets Colwell &
Co., $17,475.50; Thomas F. Maher, $15,
095.90; Whitby & Lenahan, $14,805.20;
Gorman, Wharton & Barton, $15,950.30;
A. Carroll, $18,515; P. Maher & Son,
$18,298; J. A. Doolittle & Co., $16,415; A.
Brazos & Son, $14,853.40; F. O'Brien,
$15,899.20; L. O'Brien, $17,189; Lorenza
J. Mattie, $15,515.50; C. W. Blakeslee &
Son, $16,163.
Huntington and Edge Hill road T.
F. Maher, $3,511; Whitby & Lenahan,
$3,225; J. A. Doolittle & Co., $3,261.50; A.
Carroll, $3,777; C. W. Blakeslee & Son,
$3,479.20; F. Brazos, $3,338; L. O'Brien,
Say Best Informed Diplomats at Berlin on
Eastern Crisis.
Vienna, April 14. The best informed
diplomats here regard war as inevita
ble. They say the strain cannot much
longer be borne by either Turkey or
Greece and that the- time has passed
for the powers to attempt to intervene.
In view of the dangerous position as
sumed by Greece, the question is reit
erated, whether she does not count
upon some power coming to her sup
port at the crucial moment. The sit
uation is regarded here as analogous
to the time when Servia attacked Tur
key in 1876, when Russia and Great
Britain saved defeated Servia from an
nihilation. YALE DEFEATS MA X 11 A 'VTA X.
It Was a Tight Squcezn, However, for the
New York, April 14. The Yale base
ball players had a narrow escape from
defeat at the hands of the Manhattan
college team this afternoon on Jasper
field. During the first three innings
neither side scored, but in the fourth
the New Haven men got onto Dono
van's pitching and knocked out five
runs. In the next inning they scored
two more, and things looked very blue
indeed for the home team. In the sixth
inning the Manhattan's scored two
runs through clever hitting, and in the
eighth they put up two more. The
score at the end of the eighth inning
was 7 to 4 in favor of Yale.
In the first half of the last inning the
Manhattans made four runs, bringing
their total to 8 to Yale's 7, but their
fondest hopes of victory were rudely
smashed in the latter half of the inning
when the Yale men with a base on balls,
abase hit and three bagger from Green
way, scored two runs and ended the
game. Score by innings:
Yale 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 2!
Manhattan. ..0 0000202 4!
Hits, Yale 9; Manhattan, 6. Errors
Yale, 10; Manhattan, 4. Batteries,
Hecker and Deforest; Donovan, Jeffer
son and G. Cotter. Umpire, Golden.
New York Defeat Princeton.
New York. ADrll 14. Thr Prinmtnna
met the New York Giants at the Polo
grounds to-day, and although the Na
tional league team gave them an un
merciful drubbing, the game was re
plete with brilliant team work am
some exceptionally good individual
work. The colletrians failed t
nect with Dad Clarke's curves, but the
New Yorks met Wilson's curves all
The collegians played a snappy but
unfortunate game. The score:
New York 5 0 0 0 2 0 9 2 18
Princeton 000320100
Hits New York, 24; Princeton, 1
Errors New York. 6: Prinewtnn
Batteries -Clarke, Seymour and Wilson
and zearross; Wilson and Kafer. Um
pire Hornung. Attendance 1,500.
Harvard Defeats Pawtuckrt.
Cambridge, Mass., April 14. Har
vard, 13; Pawtucket (New England
league), 6.
Hartford Win. from Trinity.
TTnrtfnrd Anril 14. Kartfnrrl rtF
ed Trinity to-day at baseball park in
an interesting game. The score:
Hartford ....11 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 016
Trinity 0 001100024
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Annual Address of President Ford Work
of Chamber Tellingly Told Favorable
Action as to South American Visitors
Mr. W. A. Green Telia of the Purpose of
the Visit Other Business
The chamber of commerce at its
meeting last evening voted to extend
the time of the committee appointed
some time ago for the purpose of seeing
about having the delegation of South
American business men visit this city
to May 1, and to give the committee
power to act. ,
The tone of the meeting seemed very
favorable to having the visitors come,
and on Chairman Adler's statement
that the committee needed more time
the above motion was voted without
Other important features of the meet
ing were President Ford's annual ad
dress, an able and interesting paper,
published in full below, and an interest
ing talk by Mr. W. A. Greene, of the
Philadelphia Museum, on matters of
importance to the business men and
manufacturers of the country.
The committees appointed by Presi
dent Ford for the ensuing year are in
most Instances the same as for last
year. The list of committees being
long, the chamber voted to accept them
without reading. The changes will be
announced later.
President Timothy Dwight of Yale,
Professor George G. Brush, director of
the Sheffield Scientific school; Profes
sor Francis Wayland, dean of the law
school, and Professor Herbert bmitn,
dean of the medical school, were elect
ed honorary members of the chamber.
James Bishop, John Seaman, George
B. Burton and Fred R. Downs were
elected active members.
it was voted to print the president s
annual address, together with the con
stitution, by-laws, officers and members
of the association, and also the names
of all the former presidents, vice presi
dents, secretaries and treasurers of the
chamber since its organization.
On suggestion of Secretary Gallagher
it was voted to have the copies of the
annual addresses of presidents of the
chamber, now in the possession of the
secretary, bound in book form and cop
ies to be distributed to the Historical
society, the Yale and public libraries
and to former presidents. Secretary
Gallagher said that there were about
fifty sets of these addresses In his pos
session, and he thought it well that
they should be preserved, as there was
much demand for some of them.
Mr. W. A. Green, assistant director
of the bureau of information of the
Philadelphia Museum, was present at
the request of some of the members
and was asked to tell more about the
visit of the South American business
men, which he did, giving also much
valuable practical information as to the
work of the Philadelphia Museum for
the advancement of the commercial In
terests of the country.
Mr. Green said: The Philadelphia
Museum collects and classifies facts of
commercial lnportance from all parts
of the world. A large part. of its infor
mation it gets from consuls in the dif
ferent countries and all these facts are
classified and indexed, the card being
the system of indexing used. The in
dex of the museum at present contains
200,000 of these index cards and from
600 to 800 references to commercial
facts of Importance are dally added to
this index.
What an English consul thinks of Im
portance for the English manufacturer
to know is equally Important for the
American manufacturer also to know.
and such information as this we seek
to give him. The whole object of the
institution is to benefit American busl
ness and commerce.
The South American business men
who will visit this country In May, rep
resent forty leading chambers of com
merce in all the South American coun
tries. They were Invited here solely
for the purpose of attending a trade
conference held by the Philadelphia
Museum in Philadelphia, to which the
various business organizations of the
country, your own among the number,
have been invited to send delegates.
The delegation Is not to be confound
ed with the pan-American congress.
The members of It are not politicians,
but are all large merchants and repre
sent 40 per cent, of the business inter
ests of all South America.
The object of their visit is to have
them meet the business men of this
country, and help ,to form stronger
commercial relations with the countries
which they represent.
It was not Intended to have them at
tend anything but the conference, but
as many cities were anxious to have
them visit them, this trip to various
cities was planned.
If they visit this city you cannot, of
course, expect that you will receive
large orders from the delegates person
ally, but great advantage will come to
the country from the association and
knowledge of each other which this
trip will facilitate.
Cities visited will, of course, be put to
some expense. Our board voted $20.
000 to defray their expenses in Philadel
phia, and '.he city council has recently
voted $15,000 more. The whole number
of delegates in Philadelphia will be be
tween 500 and 600. The trip to other
cities will be made In a special Pullman
car at an average daily expense of
about $1,000. In the east by a special
arrangement the daily expense will be
$500, and the expenses of entertainment
while in the city.
There is more for them to see in such
a city as New Haven, with its large
manufacturing interest than there is in
New York and Boston, and we are de
sirous of having them reach just such
cities as these, although both New York
(Continued on Third Page.)
An Important Tent Vote in the Senate, Yes
terday, on the Tarllt,
Washington, April 14. The first skir
mish on the tariff question occurred in
the senate to-day. It was followed by
a vote which served as a test of
strength of the various elements of the
senate. The vote occurred on a motion
by Mr. Morrill, rep., of Vermont, chair
man of the committee on finance, to
refer a resolution by Mr. Vest, one of
the democratic members of that com
mittee. The resolution was in the na
ture of a criticism of Secretary Gage,
and declared illegal his recent order
relative to goods imported after April
when according to the retroactive
clause of the pending Dingley bill, the
new tariff rates are to apply. ,
Mr. Morrill's motion prevailed by the
close vole of 24 to 23. The affirmative
vote was given by republicans, includ
ing one silver republican, Mr. Mantle
of Montana. The negative vote was
made up of democrats, populists and
two silver republicans, Pettigrew of
South Dakota and Cannon of Utah.
Prior to the vote a breezy discussion
occurred on several phases of the tariff.
The subject came up first when Mr.
Mantle presented a memorial from the
wool growers urging ample protection
to their Industry. He referred In this
connection to reports that Secretary
North of the Wool Manufacturers' as
sociation was acting as secretary of the
finance committee. Mr. Morrill denied
the statement, saying the gentleman
had been summoned as an expert to
give Information on the wool question.
Messrs. Hoar of Massachusetts, Haw-
ley of Connecticut and Gray of Dela
ware participated in the debate. Mr.
Morrill succeeded in cutting off the de
bate by calling for the regular order,
but It soon broke out again on Mr.
Vest's resolution directed against the
secretary of the treasury. Mr. Vest
declared that the retroactive clause of
trie pending tariff bill was illegal and
beyond the power of congress. He
characterized Secretary Gage's recent
order as a nullification of the existing
law and a move to intimidate the im
porters of foreign goods. Mr. Morrill's
motion to refer the resolution to the
finance committee brought the question
to an issue, with the result stated.
His Successor Will Doubtless be Cornelius
Van Cott.
Washington, April : 14. Postmaster
Dayton of New York to-day sent the
following letter to the president, ten
dering his resignation:
Washington, D. C, April 14, 1897.
To Hon. William MeKiuley, President:
Sir Iteferrliig to our most agreeable In
terview of the 22d ult., .wherein 1 stated
t lint If before the expiration of my term,
September l!i next, you would appoint or
nominate my successor my convenience
would be thereby subserved, ami to your
then request that I should continue to serve,
aud also referring to our interview of this
day wherein I reiterated my desire and was
again met by your request that I continue
in omce, I nevertheless bog to again renew
my request lo be relieved, and now place
before you this, my resignation as postmas
ter at New York, to take effect upon tlio
qniiltllcntion of my successor., and earnestly
ask the favor of its early acceptance. I
value very highly the compliment conveyed
by your twice made request, but my long
neglect of personal affairs demands my at
tention, and the New York postolllee will
not suffer by my retirement.
In closing I wish to express my apprecia
tion of courtesies received from the post
office department and to heartily commend
the Intelligence, fidelity and efficiency of the
employes of the New York postotfice.
Very respectfully.
It is understood Mr. Dayton's succes
sor will be Cornelius Van Cott, who was
postmaster during the Harrison admin
istration. He is Senator Piatt's candi
date, and the nomination will doubtless
be sent to the senate at once. Mr. Day
ton has a large law practice which he
wants to resume as soon as possible.
Congressman Shattnc Appoints a Colored
Boy as a Cadet Against a Loud Protest.
Washington, April 14. Congressman
Shattuc of Ohio yesterday named D. J.
Bundy, a colored lad of Cincinnati, to
a cadetshlp at Annapolis. He has been
urged to withdraw the name, but says
he will stand by the appointment.
There have been some murmurs of dis
approval from the naval academy and
threats of the students to resign.
"The boy earned the appointment
fairly," said General Shattuc to-day.
"There was a competitive examination
and two colored lads, one of them Bun
dy, outstripped their competitors. One
of them, however, proved to be over
twenty and was therefore disbarred. I
told them the competition was open to
every eligible boy in my district. I
sent his name to the secretary of the
navy, and he will be appointed. I have
received no communications from the
students at Annapolis on the subject,
but several congressmen told me that
it was an unwritten law not to allow a
colored boy at Annapolis. They told
me that if I persisted it would break
up the school; that other students
would resign.
" 'Let them resign and be damned,' I
replied. That boy earned his appoint
ment fairly, and I'm going to see that
he goes to Annapolis and receive a fair
treatment, if It is in my power to do
Another Coxey Bill.
Washington, April 14. Representa
tive Rldgley, pop., of Kansas, introduc
ed In the house to-day a bill to "enable
unemployed to earn a living, to utilize
industry and produce general prosper
ity." His plan is much like the one ad
vocated by "General Coxey of Ohio."
Meeting of Harvard Overseers.
Boston, April 14. At a meeting of the
board of overseers of Harvard college
I this morning, the Hon. Theodore Roose
velt attending, it was voted to concur
with the president and fellows of the
university in the following appoint
ments: Assistant Professor Albert Bushnell
Hart, Ph. D., to be professor; Edward
Hale, D. B., professor of Homiletics;
Frank Beverly Williams, A. M., LL. B.,
professor of history.
May 5 Was Decided Upon as the Day Com
mittee Keporla Heard Yesterday Con
solidated Koad Will Not Give lteduced
Fares Mr. Bunnell's Offer-Payment of
Subscriptions at Once is Strongly Urged.
The meeting of the general committee
in charge of arrangements for the Mer
chants' carnival was called to order
at 6 o'clock last evening in room 14,
Insurance building, by Charles E. Hart,
in the absence of the chairman, S. H.
The transportation committee was
first called upon to report and Colonel
Post, chairman of that committee,
stated that his committee had called
upon General Fassenger Agent Hemp
,sted of the Consolidated road. Mr.
Hempsted told the committee that he
could not give them reduced rates for
fares of vistors to New Haven during
the carnival, but said the road would
print free any form of tickets recom
mended by the merchants for use by
visitors to the carnival, these tickets to
be paid for at the regular rate of fare.
Colonel Post said that Mr. Hempsted
gave as a reason for not giving reduced
rates that then In every city between
New York and Boston reduced rates
would be asked for, for similar occa
sions. Another reason advanced by Mr.
Jackson why the railroad company dis
liked to give reduced rates during the
merchants' carnival was that the coun
try merchants would object to the road
doing so and that railroad people do
not like to displease these merchants In
country towns, who furnish them a
large part of their business. Mr. Jack
son said further that a Consolidated
road official had told him that the road
would run a special train and sell half
fare tickets on it, from any town In
the vicinity of New Haven, from
which 200 tickets would be guaranteed.
Mr. Hunn, of the itransportation com
mittee, said that Mr. Hempsted had
told the committee that such arrange
ments would be made If 500 tickets were
guaranteed from a town from which It
was desired by the merchants to run
a special train.
Some of the gentlemen present
thought it strange that the railroad
should give reduced rates for musical
entertanments like the Gounod society
and to organizations in New Haven and
then not give reduced rates to mer
chants. Mr. Jackson explained this by
sayingthat the railroad people said that
by giving reduced faresf or musical enter
tainments to organizations, they would
not rouse such jealousies as they would
among the merchants in the towns sur
rounding New Haven by giving reduced
fares for the New Haven Merchants'
carnival. The transportation commit
tee was finally directed to make the best
arrangements possible for securing
transportation for visitors to New
Haven during the carnival and to re
port to the general committee at Its
next meeting.
On motion of John D. Jackson It was
voted to appropriate to the transporta
tion committee the balance that has not
already been appropriated of the $1,100
subscribed for the carnival and as much
more money as' could be secured.
Chairman Goodman of the entertain
men committee said that his committee
had nothing definite to report, although
they had several plans in view. Mr.
Bunnell suggested to to the committee
that an entertainment be held at the
Hyperion between the hours of 12 m.
and 2 p. m., during the carnival, these
being hours when probably not much
trading would be done.
Mr. Bunnell offers the use of the
opera house free to the merchants for
this entertainment, and suggests that
amateurs be secured to give the enter
tainment. The entertainment commit
tee also recommended that a band con
cert be given on the green after 6
o'clock in the evening of Merchants'
day. Mr. Goodman said that he had
reason to believe that if it was desired.
a parade of the fire department of New
Haven could be secured for some time
during the carnival. Mr. Goodman said
that it was the opinion of his committee
that in case it was decided to have a
band concert, the street car lines should
be asked to pay for It as such a concert
would attract large crowds to the cen
tral part of the city and the trolley lines
traffic would be greatly augmented
thereby on that evening. Mr. Goodman
said that a field day of the Second regi
ment had been proposed to be held dur
ing the carnival, but said that it had
been decided that such a plan would
not be feasible as the men of the Sec
ond regiment are required to put In a
half day's rifle practice on their field
The report of the committee was ac
cepted and Mr. Southard proposed that
coupons entitling the holder to admis
sion to the Hyperion entertainment be
attaohed to the railroad tickets. The
suggestion was received with favor.
The entertainment committee was em
powered to arrange for an entertain
ment to be given at the Hyperion In
the afternoon at the hours mentioned
above. Mr. Bunnell stated later In the
meeting that he would give a matinee
benefit performance for the Merchants'
carnival at the Hyperion at some date
to be decided upon later. The offer
was accepted and a vote of thanks was
tendered to Mr. Bunnell.
On motion of Mr. Southard, it was
voted to reconsider the vote taken some
time ago by which It was decided to
hold the carnival three days, May 3, 4
and 5. Mr. Southard then moved that
the carnival be held only two days, and
this was amended by Mr. Johnson to
one day. The latter proposition seemed
to receive the most favor. Mr. Jackson,
however, said that as some of the mer
chants desired the carnival to be one
day and others three days, he suggested
the compromise on two- days. This was
put as a motion and carried on a viva
voce vote.
Mr. De Bussy called for a standing
vote, and this resulted In the motion
being voted down.
On motion of Mr. Goodman, It was
decided to hold the carnival only one
day by a vote of 8 to 4.
Mr. Da Bussy moved that May 5 be
decided upon for the day and it was
so voted.
The matter of collecting the amounts
already subscribed towards the carnival
was next brought up, and J. C. Johnson
proposed that a paid collector be hired.
Mr. Cass also favored this plan, and
read the immediate payment of the
for the Immediate payment of the
amount of their subscriptions, which
he proposed that the collector present
to those merchants on whom he called.
It was, however, finally decided that it
would be inadvisable to have a paid col
lection and it was suggested that the
various committees appointed to solicit
subscriptions be asked to see that sub
scriptions be paid up at once. Messrs.
E. Howe and S. Goodman volunteered
to collect the amounts subscribed by
Chapel street merchants. These two
gentlemen were finally appointed a
committee to see about having the sub
scriptions paid In at once and were em
powered to adopt any plan for this pur
pose which seemed to them feasible.
On motion of Mr. De Bussy the sum
of $100 was appropriated to the enter
tainment committee. . ' . I
On motion of Mr. Southard, It was
voted that the offer of Ewen Mclntyre
of the use of his vacant store on Chapel
street as a bureau of comfort during
the carnival be accepted and a vote of
thanks was tendered to Mr. Mclntyre
for his offer. j
The meeting then adjourned until 5:30
this afternoon.
Cubans and Spaniards to Fight for Control
of the Port of Banes.
Havana, via Key West, April 14.
Banes, an important port on the north
coast near Glbara, from which there
are heavy .annual exportatlons of ban
anas and cocoanuts to the .United
States, and which is the site of the es
tate of H. Dumois & Co., American cit
izens, narrowly escaped complete de
struction to-day -by the insurgents.
The expedition under General KOion,
by the steamer Laurada, carrying 2,400
rifles, 500,000 cartridges and several
pieces of rapid-firing artillery, landed
alongside the Quay of Banes. General
Galixto Garcia with 6,000 men came to
protect the convoy of arms and ammu
nition: but as Roloff had no men to
arm, Garcia was compelled to carry the
arms into the interior. J
It is reported that the insurgents,
hearing that a Spanish gunboat might
arrive at any moment, closed the en
trance of the port with torpedoer Gen
eral Roloff, assisted by local bands and
finally by insurgents under General
Garcia, commenced to, fortify the
heights around the port, hastily casting
up trenches to make the port tempora
rily impregnable to any Spanish forces
in the neighborhood of Gibara.
The gunboats Nueva, Espanas and
Meallcia had arrived at Nipe from Ha
vana. The cruiser Reina Mercedes had
left Havana on the 12th with four com
panies of marines and infantry under
the command of Rear Admiral Mareco
to unite with all the forces which had
left Nipe and Gibara, with a view to a
combined land and sea attack upon the
insurgent position for the recovery of
the port of Banes.
Nipe Is separated from Banes by the
San Renon peninsula. Three columns,
2,000 men In all, marched on Banes,
where they are detained in full view
of the formidable and nearly Impreg
nable insurgent position.
Reinforcements have been sent for
ward by the Spanish and Admiral Na
varro will sail to-morrow with tlte
cruiser Legasll for the Caribbean, and
thence for Nipe to possibly direct the
attack by sea. The reinforcements ex
pected will be under General Llvares.
Evidently an Important battle is in
sight If the Insurgents try to defend
their advantage of the stronghold and
the claim of being able to hold a sea
port. Great anxiety exists with regard
to the garrison of 100 men in the fort
defending the quay of Banes. It is be
lieved they will be compelled to surren
der for lack of water and supplies.
For a While it Looked as if a Conflagration
Would Result.
Kansas City, April 14. The Scarrltt
block, a, substantial five-story brick
building on Ninth street, and directly
across the street from the central sta
tion of the Kansas City fire depart
ment was destroyed by fire to-night.
The fire for a time threatened another
block in the very heart of the city.
The big six-story Hall building, ex
tending south of Walnut street to
Ninth street, in which are the Times
and World newspapers, several stores
and many offices, seemed In great dan
ger, as it was soon on fire in the up
per story adjoining the Scarrltt block.
The electric wires went down and
everybody left the building. The fire
burned fiercely from 9 o'clock until
10:30, by which hour nothing but the
walls remained of the Scarrltt block.
The building was unoccupied. The
damage in the Hall building is not
great. The mechanical department of
the Times was shut down for nearly
two hours, but the paper has suffered
not material damage. The office of the
World was flooded. Total loss $30,000.
He Defeats Showalter in Forty Moves in
the Final Game.
New York, April 14. The twenty-first
game of the Pillsbury-Showalter match
at chess was played to-night at the
Hamilton club, Brooklyn, additional in
terest being lent to this encounter from
the fact, that unless drawn, the con
test would decide the match itself.
Pillsbury had command of the white
forces and once more essayed his fa
vorite queen's gambit, which Showalter
declined. Pillsbury won the game In
forty moves.
Then Set Fire to the House Containing tho
Bodies In Order to Hide His Crime Two
of the Victims Were Husband and Wifo
Tho M, urderer Was in Their Employ--
Ho Has Been Arrested.
Pascoag, R. I., April 14. A horrible
tragedy was enacted early this morn
ing at the home of Edward Reynolds
on the Elisha Matthewson place near
Sweethill, in the town of Oakland.
Mrs. Reynolds, her husband and
adopted daughter, Servllla, were bru
tally murdered and the house was then
set afire, presumably to cover the
crime. Martin Mowry, the hired man,
employed by the Reynolds, who is un
doubtedly a raving maniac, was found
hiding In a barn near Oakland, and ad
once placed under arrest.
The neighbors were aroused by tha
fire. On reaching the- house It waa
found securely fastened, with doors
bolted and windows locked. An en
trance was effected and evidence of a
murder discovered, with, arson to hide)
the deed.
Mrs. Reynolds' body, mutilated and
blood-stained, was taken from her bed
by those who were first to enter the
house. The flames from the part of the
house found burning spread so quickly
that a search for the other members of
the family who were supposed to ba
there could not be made.
Hours after, when the ruins of thei
house had sufficiently cooled, the char
red bodies of Mr. Reynolds an3 tha
.young girl were found. In the mean
time the local and state police had
been searching for Mowry, the hired
man, and he was found In the barn,
chattering unintelligibly.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon Medical
Examiner Wilcox, assisted by Drs,
Granger and Capweli, made an autopsy ,
on all three of the victims of the Pas
coag tragedy. The body of Mrs. Rey
nolds was, however, so badly disfigured
as to be unrecognizable, while that ot
Miss Reynolds was identified by the
The doctors made a careful examina
tion of the body of Mrs. Reynolds and
found a deep wound in the head, made
by the butt end of a musket while
there were no less than seven bayonet
wounds in the body. The musket and
bayonet were both found in the ruins ot
the fire and are known to be the proper
ty of Mowry. The bayonet fitted the
Wounds exactly.
The entire left side of the body at
Mrs. Reynolds was shattered, all the
ribs eing broken , while there were
bruises on other parts of the body.
Immediately the autopsy had been
completed Judge Spear of the district
court signed a warrant for the arresi
of Mowry: and he was at once brought
into court for arraignment After the
customary proceedings Mowry was
charged with the murder of all three
persons and upon advice of his counsel,
F. J. Lovejoy, he pleaded not guilty. He
was then committed to jail without ball
to await the preliminary trial on April
21. .- ',
The only thing like a confession made
by Mowry to-night was when Dr. Wf
cox told him he proposed to etherise
him and then abstract the bullet which
Is now In his head. Mowry said:
"I won't be etherized. You think If
you get me that way I will tell my
whole story." ; : . j
The doctors expect to have to usa
force in administering ether.
Mrc. Hammond in Her Book Scores Dr.
London, April 14. The book written!
by Mrs. John Hays Hammond, wife of
the American engineer who was a mem
ber of the Johannesburg reform com
mittee and who was sentenced to death
and subsequently liberated upon the
payment of a heavy fine, was published
to-day. It Is entitled "A Woman's Part
In the Revolution," anld consists main
ly of personal experiences. It touches -only
lightly on the causes of the revolu
tion at Johannesburg, in defence to tho
silence imposed upon her husband when
he was liberated from prison. Mrs.
Hammond confirms the statements that
Dr. Jameson was not to start to the as
sistance of the people of Johannesburg
until directly summoned by the leaders
With reference to the finding of the
letter of Invitation In Dr. Jameson's
saddlebag, after his capture by the
Boers at Krugersdorp, Mrs. Hammond
asks: . . .
"Why, In the name of all that Is dis
creet and honorable, did he not eat It?"
There is a graphic account by Mrs.
Hammond of her visit to President
Kruger when the gallows was prepared
for the execution of her husband and
his companions. With reference to the
denial by Mr. Joseph Chamberlain, tha
secretary of state for the colonies, that
Great Britain had promised protection
to the reformers, Mrs. Hammond says
she would never make her son's states
men, but would rather set them plough
ing. Rear Admiral Bnnce Detaehed.
Washington, April 14. Rear Admiral
Bunce has been detached from com
mand of the North Atlantic station and
assigned to duty as commandant of tha
New York navy yard In place of Com
modore Sicard, who takes command of
the North Atlantic station.
Thirty-fonrWlners Killed.
Johannesburg, April 14. A terrible
dynamite explosion has taken place In
a deep mine at L'Langlaarte. Eight
English and twenty-six native miners
were killed.

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