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VOL. LXV. NO. 91. TBICE THREE CEXTS. NEW HAVEN, CONN., FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1897. THE CAKRINGTON TUBLISIIING CO : f WILL OBSERVE FAST DAY i COXNECTICVT'S SOI.OXS TO DKSIST FROM WOltK TILL TUESDAY. Senator Mattoon Enlivens the Upper If ouso Heated Debate In the House on Con stitutional Amendment Itepubltoans .Vote In Favor of the Bill Many Impor tant M failures Passed. The senate has refused to reconsider the vote taken on Wednesday rejecting the bill authorizing the labor bureau to Investigate pauperism, crime and in sanity as to the probability of their be ing superinduced by the use of intoxi cating liquors. The bill was discussed at length on Wednesday and rejected by a large majority. Senator Warner called up house bill No. 236, an act concerning the prac tice of medicine, surgery and mid wifery, reported adversely by the ju diciary committee, and tabled April 13. He explained that while the judiciary committee was unanimous in the opin ion that "the bill submitted to it should not become a law, it was of the opinion that the present law relating to the subject should be amended so as to require would-be medical practition ers to be examined as to their fitness by a board of examiners appointed by the medical societies representing the various schools. Senator Herman's motion to print was carried hem. con. The levity of the grave senators was provoked by a suggestion from Senator Mattoon, who, when Senator Tuttle asked for a reconsideration of the much-amended and oft-time reconsid ered wild duck, geese and brant bill,, said that in the debate yesterday on the bill regarding the investigation of pau perism and crime, It had transpired that the labor bureau would soon be out of a job, and he, therefore, moved to refer the bill to that bureau. This sally of wit from the senator from the Twentieth district provoked laughter and applause. Senator Herman did not think that it was In the power of the senate to re consider the vote, but Lieutenant Gov ernor Dewell decided against him. Senator Lewis favored the motion to .reconsider and did not think the bill should be killed because Senator Her man would not be allowed to use a re volver. He thought the open season for shooting wild duck should begin October 1. The senate adhered to its former action. ' Senate bill removing the limit of days of service by the county commissioners of New Haven, Fairfield and Hartford counties was passed after an explana tion by Senator Warner, who said the provision limiting the time of service, so far as these counties were concerned, was a dead letter, business having in creased to that extent as to require the attendance of the commissioners about all the time. House bill providing that women may vote not only on school matters, but on measures pertaining to towns, cities and boroughs, was tabled by Senator Lounsbury. House bill providing that women hav ing the right to vote should register and "be made," the same as male elec tors was- concurred in. The following matters were concurred in: Resolution amending the charter of the Sharon fire district; one amend ing the charter of the New Haven Water company; restoring the rights of James H. Rabbitt, convicted In Fair field county of theft. The senate concurred In the resolu tion making February 12 (Lincoln day) a legal holiday, and repealing the stat ute of 1895 which provided that October 15 should be known as Lincoln day. The senate concurred in rejecting the bill providing for printing of the laws in German. The bill prohibiting the selling of el der In quantities of less than five gal lons, rejected by the house, was tabled by Senator Tuttle. The following reports were received from committees: Temperance Adversely on bill chang ing law as to penalties for second con victions of violating license laws. Re jected on explanation by Senator Tut tle that the change proposed was that licenses may not be revoked upon sec ond convictions. Favorable on bill that vessels containing seized liquors may not be destroyed, and that costs in ac quittal cases shall be paid, as in cases of acquittal on criminal charges. Public, health Adversely on bill changing law as to removal of dead bodies; rejected. Favorable on bill changing law regulating sales of pois ons so as to include not only Rough on Rats, paris green and rat dynamite, but articles of the same nature. Fa forable on changing laws for returns by registrars to state board of health. Fa vorable on bill requiring doctors to re port contagious diseases to local health officers within twenty-four hours. Fa vorable on bill that health officers In cities and boroughs shall hold office for four-year terms. Favorable on bill reg ulating burials. Favorable on bill reg ulating returns by persons in charge of burial places. The senate concurred in passing the house resolution authorizing the Stam ford Gas and Electric company to issue bonds. Adjourned at 12:30 to Tuesday, the 20th, at 12:30 p. m. House. The house was called to order by Speaker Barbour. Prayer was offered by Chaplain Richard. The committee on appropriations reported a substitute resolution making an appropriation of $150 annually to the Anna Warner Bailey camp, Daughters of the Ameri can Revolution, for the care and cus tody of the monument, house and prop erty of the Groton Monument associa tion. The committee on labor reported un favorably on the bill requiring the street railway companies to build ves- (Continued on Third Page.) PLANS .I.V PERFECTED To make Merchants' Hay a Ruucess Froo Transportation. Plans to make the Merchants' carni val on May 5 a grand success in every way are being daily considered by the various committees appointed to look after the different lines of arrange ments. A meeting of the general com mitttee was called for yesterday after noon, but not enough members for a quorum showed up and those present discussed informally various sugges tions in regard to transportation. It is now practically assured than trans portation will be furnished to visitors to New Haven on the day of the car nival, who wish to take advantage of the exceptional opportunities to be given to purchases. by the leading mer chants of the city. A first class enter tainment will be provided free for the visitors at the Hyperion and a band has been already secured to furnish a part of the entertainment. Another meeting of the general committee will be called in a few days, probably next Monday. BAXK COMMISSIONER C IIOFUT. He Will Probably Ketaln His Present Position. There was a rumor about the capltol yesterday that Bank Commissioner Sidney Crawford was going to resign and accept the position of treasurer of the Baptist society of the United States with his office in New York. Mr. Crofut arrived In Hartford from New York' yesterday morning, but left for his home almost immediately. He gave out nothing for publication 'and the only thing that could be ascertained was that Mr. Crofut had received the offer of the position referred to, but had not concluded to accept the place. Gover nor Cooke said that several days ago Mr. C rofut Informed him of the propo sition made by the Baptist society, and asked his advice. The commissioner said he considered the offer a flattering one, but that he should consider the matter carefully. Mr. Crofut was told by his excellency that the matter was one upon which he could not advise. It was purely person al and one which he should decided for himself. Governor Cooke said that on this oc casion the commissioner was much im pressed with the proposition from the society, but yesterday morning Mr. Crofut informed him that upon investi gating the matter he had found that the duties of the position would keep him closely confined much more so, he thought, than would be pleasant. The Impression conveyed, Governor Cooke said, was that Mr. Crofut would retain his present position. The salary of the bank commissioner is $2,500. WON Til K DOWNES' PRIZES. M. H. Fisher and Austiu It ice the Winners In Yesterday's Competitive Headings. The readings in competition for the Downes' prizes were held in Marquand chapel yesterday afternoon. The first prize was won by M. B. Fisher of Oak land, Cal., and the second prize by Aus tin Rice of Danvers, Mass. There were several contestants, the names of whom were published in yesterday's Journal and Courier. The Downes' prizes were founded last year by William E. Downes of this city to be awarded to those two seniors of the divinity school who shall attain the highest proficiency in the public read ing of assigned portions of the scrip tures and of hymns. The first prize is $50 and the second prize $40. Mr. Downes also established prizes of the same character to be competed for by members of the middle class. The mid dle class competition will take place soon. The judges yesterday were Rev. Dr. George P. Fisher, Rev. Dr. T. T. Mun ger and Rev. Dr. Lewis O. Brastow. JOUX L.'S CHALLENGE. Wants to Fight FltzstuimonsNext March- Answer to be Demanded To-day. Boston, April 15. Shortly after John L. Sullivan returned from Carson City his manager, Frank V. Dunn, posted $1,000 with a Boston paper to bind a match with Champion Fitzsimmons: Up to date no notice has been taken of It. The Sullivan people mean business it is claimed, and this money will be drawn and placed with some New York paper. Manager Dunn, who is laid up with rheumatism and unable to go to New York, has empowered Neise lnnes, the sporting editor of the Boston Herald, to go to New York and challenge Fitz simmons over again In behalf of John L. Sullivan. Dunn will make a $5,000 bet that Sullivan wins. Sullivan is anxious to fight Fitzsimmons in March of next year to a finish and for the lar gest purse offered by any club. Mr. Innes will be in New York to morrow to see Fitzsimmons and de mand an answer of "Yes" or "No," whether he will fight Sullivan or not. Whatever money is put up will be put In the hands of Al Smith, who was the stakeholder in the last match. Princeton's Mott Haven Team. Princeton, N. J., April 15. The can didates for the Princeton Mott Haven team were taken to the training table to-day. The following men will com pose the team: Tyler, Potter, Wheeler, Cregan, Jarvis, Jones and Garrett. Princeton's Debaters Chosen. Princeton, N. J., April 15. The speak ers who will represent Princeton in the annual debate with Yale were chosen to-day as follows: R. F. Stirling of Blalrsvllle, Pa., N. S. Reeves of New West Brooklyn, N. Y., N. H. Youcom of Columbia, Pa., and Ivy Lee of Atlanta, Ga. LIST OF M. E. APPOINTMENTS MADE BY THE KKW YORK EAST CON. FERENCIC YESTERDAY. Urs. M. IS. Chapman and I.evi Gilbert to Come to New Haven; Also Mr. Chadwick Comes to Grace Church Mr. Chenoy to lair Haven Other Well Known Men Sketch of Ir. Levi Gilbert's Career. New York, April 15. The final session of the New York East conference, at St. John's church, Brooklyn, was held to-day. The early hours were taken up with the reception of reports and vari ous committees. The conference closed with the read ing of the following list of appoint ments and transfers: New Hnvcn District. Ansonia, Fred Saunders; Ansonia tmd New Haven circuit, S. L. Carlander; Bakersville, supplied; Beacon Falls, supplied; Bethelehem, supplied; Bloom- field, supplied; Bristol, C. H. Buck; Cheshire, T. N. Laine; Clinton, E. C. Carpenter; Copper Hill, supplied; Crom well, supplied; Derby, O. J. Cowles; Durham, H. L. Glover; East Berlin, supplied; Essex, supplied; Forestville, W. T. Hill; Great Hill, supplied; Guil ford and Madison, supplied; Hamden Plains, G. B. Dusinberre. Hiirtfoi'd. First church, Ichabod Simmons; North, D. N. Griffin; Parkvllle, G. W. Carter; South Park, W. A. Richard; Swedish, A. P. Syveen; Higganum and West Haddam, A. S. Hagerty; Ken sington, J. F. Dunkerke. Merlden. First church, F. W. Hannan; Trinity, W. D. Tucksy; Mlddlebury, J; C. Mun son; Middlefleld, G. S. Thurston. Mlddlotown. First church, J. W. Johnston; South Farms, R. R. Reynolds; Milford, C. B. Pitblado; Naugatuck, B. F. Meredith; New Britain, J. W. Maynard. ; New Haven. East Pearl street, N. G. Cheney; Ep worth, B. M. Trlpple; First church, M. B. Chapman; Grace, J. S. Chandwlck; Howard avenue, H. F. Kastendieck; St. Andrews', E. A. Dent; Summerfleld, J. B. Smith; Trinity, Levi Gilbert. Other Places. North Canton, supplied;' Plalnville, H. C. Whitney; Pleasant Valley, supplied; Rockland, supplied; Rocky Hill and West Rocky Hill, W. B. Pruner; Sey mour, J. T. Hamilton; Shelton, G. L. Thompson; Slmsbury, A. C. Eggleston; South Britain and Southbury, supplied; Southington, Frank Marsland; South Merlden, W. S. Manship; Thomaston, J. T. Langlois; Torrington, John Ripgers; Unionville, Henry Medd; Walllngford, E. G. Richardson. Wntorbury Chapel street, D. W. Howell; First church, G. S. Eldridge; St. Paul's, T. E. Gilbert. Oilier Places. Watertown, C. B. Ford; Waterville, H. D. Trinkhaus; West Granby, R. I. Billman; West Hartland and Colebrook River, supplied; West Haven, Nelson Edwards; West Suffield, W. H. Burg win; Westville, Harry Blatz, jr.; West Wlnsted.E. S. Ferry; Wethersfleld, sup plied; Windsor, E. O. Tree; Windsor Locks, W. M. Warden; Woodbury, John Brien; Yalesville, F. 'N. Adams. ' v. New York District. John W. Beach, presiding .elder; Bantam circuit, supplied; Bethel, C. A. Knesal. .. Bridgeport. First church, Joseph Pullman; Grace, William McNicholl; Nevvficld, Samuel Gurney; North Main, A. P. Knell; Sum merfleld, R. W. Raymond; Washington Park, E. L. Thorpe. Other Places In This Section. Cannon and S. Wilton, L. W. Holmes; Cornwall Bridge and Ellsworth, sup plied; Danbury, W. W. Bowdish; Da- rien, S. A. Sands; Easton, E. J. Curtis; George town, G. L. Taylor; Grenwlch, B. M. Adams; Litchfield, G. C. Bos- well; Mamaroneck, E. C. Hoag; Mianus, F. W. Eggleston. Dr. Gilbert and His Work In Cleveland. Dr. Levi Gilbert's pastorate In Cleve land has been a strong and fruitful one, and that in some extraordinary partic ulars. His church Is located far down town, where only a strong pulpit could hold strong men and women In the pews. The temptation in such a church is to strive to win a hearing by cheap- ening religion and appealing to the drift of church-goers by vulgar plat form arts. The only thing that this sort of stuff wins Is numbers, but that suffices for some men. Dr. Gilbert will be remembered there as a man of high ideals, which he guarded with the truest devotion. He dwells in a lofty world where it is his delight to contemplate righteousness and truth and holiness. He, never fail ed to try to show these things to his people, without fear of or favor to those who are intellectually or morally at ease in Zion. He believes that the sub limities of revelation are for all men, and that they should not be satisfied with the husks of sentimentality or any other folly. He has shown his own views of the vital interests of humanity to be expansive and comprehensive. He has read widely, and has had the rare faculty of a sympathetic apprehension of the condition of widely separated classes of men. This has made him an authority upon the larger themes that comprehend the relations of social or ders and religious parties in our own and other lands. Whenever Dr. Gil bert has spoken upon these subjects wise men have given him a respectful hearing. He has shown a masterful knowledge of the religious needs of our own day. He has ever put Jesus Christ in the fore-front of his teaching, and that In a thoroughgoing way, requiring not a little courage and faith. He has em- (Continued on Second Page.) A XEir CONSTITUTION Adopted by YnmiK Men's Republican Club Last Evening. At the regular monthly meeting of the Young Men's Republican club, held in the assembly room of the club house, last evening, the principal business was the adoption of the new constitution, which was presented to the meeting by the committee appointed some time ago to draw up a constitution and by laws. The report of the committee was accepted and it was then, decided to go over the reported constitution and by laws section by section and then after each section had been considered care fully to adopt the whole if it seemed advisable. The first section or two were accepted without any dissenting voices. When a section was read in which it was provided that at the December meeting each year the executive com mittee should appoint a nominating committee of five members to nominate and bulletin two weeks before the an nual meeting a list of officers to be voted for at that annual meeting, but that if so desired by twenty-five mem bers of the club other candidates might be nominated to be voted for by the club, and that no one nominated in any other way than either of the two here mentioned should be considered a can didate. When this section was read, a dozen men bounded to their feet, all clamor ing for recognition by the chair. R. H. Tyner was finally recognized and made an eloquent speech, in which he opposed the adoption of the section. On a vote the section was stricken out. The only other section of the proposed constitution which aroused any oppo sition was that which provided that no member of the club under twenty one years of age should be allowed to vote at the annual meetings of the club. This section was strongly op posed by Dr. Waldo H. Minor. Jacob XJllman spoke in favor of the section. It was finally voted to strike out the section. At this point Minotte E. Chatfleld of fered a section providing for nomina tions, in place of the section covering that matter which was stricken out. Mr. Chatfield's suggestion was laid up on the table and the remainder of the constitution, as reported by the com mittee, was rapidly gone over and ap proved. Mr. Chatfield's suggestion was then taken from the table. No sooner was Its reading finished than a half dozen amendments were offered from different parts of the house. But this was only a commencement of what was to follow. Debate raged fast and furious, the speakers flying off at tan gents and other places, and getting so far away from the original motions and amendments that a cooler head than President Hotchkiss would undoubted ly have been unable to keep the thread untwisted. He, however, kept things straightened out and all the motions in regard to providing for nominations were voted down, leaving nothing in the constitution bearing on this sub ject. The entire constitution as ap proved was then adopted. It was voted that a committee of five members should be appointed by the president to arrange for the annual excursion of the club. President Hotchkiss an nounced that he would appoint the committee and instruct it to be ready and report at the next monthly meet ing. The following club committees were then appointed: Advisory committee, F. J. Brown, A. M. Beebe, J. B. Ullman, J. F. Martin, G. L. Hamilton, W. A. Schappa, S. J. Weil, C. F. Gerner, F. W. Orr, F. Brazos, G. W. Rowe, F. S. Conklln, A. Wright, J. R. Baldwin and A. H. Burr; entertainment committee, Henry Hopkins, Theodore Greuner, H. W. Merwin, T. H. Macdonald, E. S. Willis; library committee, H. N. Snow and Rutherford Trowbridge; committee on clerical work, A. McC. Matthew sen. YALE'S LVCli HOLDS GOOD. Manages to Beat Out Georgetown In the Ninth Inning. Washington, April 15. Yale was more lucky than Georgetown to-day and just managed to win in the last inning, Score: Yale 0 0303010 18 Georgetown .10021012 07 Hits Yale 10; Georgetown, 5. Errors Yale, 5; Georgetown, 7. Batteries, Feary and Deforest; Walsh and Malo- ney. gordy aviLTt of murder. A Delaware Jury Decides That He Killed His Wife. Georgetown, Del., April 15. James M. Gordy was to-night convicted of mur der in the first degree for the killing of his wife, formerly Mrs. Mary Estelle Lewis of New York by throwing her into the Broadkill river at Millton, Del., on March 11. The jury retired at 5:39 o'clock this afternoon after listening throughout the day to the arguments of counsel. Charles M. Cullen and Charles F. Rich ards, Gordy's alwyers, spent the morn ing in addressing the jury and Attorney General White occupied the afternoon Then followed the charge of the court and the case went to the jury. They brought in their verdict at 7:2,8 o'clock to-night. The finding is generally ap proved, Indignation against the prison er running so high that yesterday It was feared an attempt to lynch him would be made. Gordy was visibly af fected, but made no demonstration. 105 Postmasters Appointed. Washington, April 15. Still another record for this administration was made to-day by an aggregate of 105 appoint ments of fourth class postmasters. The appointments filled fifty eight vacan cies caused by resignations and deaths, 41 by removals at the expiration of four years' service and six other remov als for other causes. A WIDE WASTE OF WATERS MENACING CONDITION OF THE MIS. SISSIPP1 AXD Al'FI.UENTS. liufuRoes From Flooded Districts Seek Shelter In Cities and Towns Above the level of the Unconfineil ltlvers Great Suffering and a Number of Fntalitlos Ke portcd Conflicting Keports. Omaha, Neb., April 15. A rise of three Inches In the river and a strong wind from the north may complete the work commenced early in the week by the Missouri. The flooded district in north and east Omaha was to-day a waste of tumbling yellow waves, driv en ceaselessly against the hastily built dykes that yesterday checked their spread. The demolition of these dykes will turn the flood loose on the per manent embankmeut that hold back Cut Off lake and then the cataclysm may be looked for. Cut Off lake rose more than a foot last night. It has established communication with the river by the eastern course and is now sending a small stream over what was the upper end of the lake in the time when it was still part of the river. The hope that this will afford a suffi cient outlet to relieve the dykes at the lower end and thus prevent this ulti mate transfer of several thousand acres of Nebraska into Iowa. . The stream from the lake to the riv er runs west of the Columbia distillery and east of the Carter white lead works. It has cut through the approach to the east Omaha bride over the Mis souri river. The wind Is driving more of the river through the breaks into Florence lake than would come through naturally, and the course from Flor ence lake to Cut Off lake is a raging torrent. The houses surrounded by water are still standing, but many are being slowly undermined and must soon fall. There Is little change in the situa tion down town. The smelter is still above water and the railroads have their threatened tracks well protected. New Orleans, La., April 15. To-night the gauge ranges from 18.7 to 18.9, ac cording to the condition of the wind. While there is no uneasiness felt local ly by reason of the present high water, yet much inconvenience commercially is being experienced. Vicksburg, Miss., April 15. The pres ence of at least 1,500 flood refugees In the city moved the city authorities and commercial bodies to-day to decide on a course of action. Accordingly, the mayor called a meeting, which was at tended by representatives of the city council, the board of trade and the cotton exchange, which chose Mayor Trowbridge chairman and organized for the systematic relief of the needy by appointing committees and by send ing a request through Governor Mc Laurin to Washington for tents to shel ter 2,000 persons. The steamer Florence is expected to night from Davis Island with another large batch of refugees. There are reports of additional loss of life on parts of the island not yet visited by relief boats, but as yet but one death by drowning is authenticated. (For other reports see Inside.) PRES. SPALDING'S STATEMENT. All Depositors Will be Paid In Full if Se curities Are Rightly Managed. Chicago, April 15. Mr. Spalding, the defaulting president of ,the Globe Sav ings bank, this afternoon issued a statement giving the causes leading up to the failure of the bank, and saying that he had no doubt all depositors would be paid in full and 50 per cent, of the capital stock paid to the stock holders, "if the securities are conserva tively managed in the hands of the re ceiver." He declares that he handled the uni versity endowment bonds in good faith, and that there will be no ultimate loss to that institution or to his bondsmen, If his investments are not sacrificed by forcing them upon the present market, and he is permitted to advise how they shall be liquidated. Charles E. Churchill, the cashier of the defunct Globe Savings bank, has made a statement of the failure, which, if true, implicates George R. Hayden, the state bank examiner under Gover nor Altgeld. Mr. Churchill said: "Mr. Hayden, the state bank examiner, made an exam ination of the Globe Savings bank two days before the expiration of his term of office, but I have since found that he did not file his report with the state auditor. When the state auditor or dered an examination a few weeks later, I went to him and asked why he did so. His reply was that there was no report of an examination on file later than last July. I told him of the examination made by Hayden in Jan uary and he made a demand on Hay den for his report. "Hayden finally filed his report, in which he recommended that the bank should be closed. The report was filed two months after the examination on which it was based was made. "Shortly after the examination by Hayden a man whom I know to be a close friend of his attempted to pur chase the bank, or at least talked about it. This man was introduced to us by Hayden. The negotiations for the con trol of the bank failed and soon after the report was filed, but not until af ter the new examination was ordered." To Kulogizc the T.nte General Walker. Washington, April 15. Hon. Carrol D. Dright, United States commissioner of labor, has left here for Boston, where he is to deliver a eulogy on the life and character of the late President Francis A. Walker at Huntington hall, Friday evening, under the auspices of the the American Statistical association, of which Mr. Wright is president. MltS, TILTON IS DEAD. Died Tuesday, but Fact Not Made Known Until Yesterday. New York, April 15. Mrs. Elizabeth R. Tilton, the wife of Henry Ward Beecher's accuser, died "on Tuesday last at her home in Brooklyn. The news of her denth was not made public until to-dav. Since the famous. Beecher trial she had lived in strict retirement and in recent years had shared her home with her widowed daughter. Even the fact of her death was kept secret, and there are no external signs of mourn ing on the house where her dead body lies. Theodore Tilton, her husband, is in Paris, where he has lived ever since the Beecher trial. For a long time Mrs. Tilton was al most totally blind, but less than a year ago she underwent a difficult operation and regained her sight. Then, about a month ago, she suffered a paralytic shock, from which she was slowly re covering when in the latter part of last week she was again stricken and suc cumbed to its effects two days ago. The funeral services were held to night. Few were admitted to the house. Malachl Taylor, a preacher of the Plymouth Brethren, to which sect Mrs. Tilton belonged, officiated. The interment will take place to-morrow. . THE WILLS OF TWO SISTERS. Both Killed Each Named the Other as One of Her Chief Legatees. Boston, April 15. The wills of the late Misses Bates of Arlington street, who died as a result of the Tremont street expolsion of March 4 were allowed In the Suffolk probate court to-day by Judge Grant, Each sister names the other as one of her chief legatees. But as Miss Ann Matilda Bates died in stantly on March 4, and her sister, Miss Georgiana H. Bates, did not die until March 6, the Iatter's other legatees, for the reason that she outlived her sister Ann, will receive one-third part of Miss Ann's estate, which Is the proportion given by Miss Ann's will to Miss Geor giana. The estate of Miss Georgiana Bates is of the estimated value of $461,00, of which $460,000 is estate situated in New York city. The legatees and devisees of her will are her three sisters, of whom Ann Matilda Bates was one. The estimated value of Miss Ann Matilda Bates' estate is $192,000, of which $190,000 is in real estate, also sit uated in New York city. Her will gives her estate in equal shares to her three sisters, Sarah R., Caroline and Geor giana H. Bates. , JUDGE STOllltOW DROPS DSAD Was Conspicuous in Anglo-Venezuelan Arbitration Proceed ngs. . Washington, April 15. Judge James Storrow, a lawyer of Boston, dropped dead while at the congressional library to-day. Judge Storrow took an important part in the proceedings incident to the arbitration treaty between the govern ments of Great Britain and Venezuela for the settlement of the boundary dis pute. He was appointed special coun sel by the Venezuela government to represent it and his brief was consid ered one of the clearest and best repre sentations on the boundary question that was prepared. After Minister Andrade and Sir Julian PauKcefote had agreed on the terms of a treaty, Mr. Storrow accom panted the former to Venezuela when the treaty was presented to the presi dent of that country. The deceased re turned to the United States with Mr. Andrade and since then spent most of his time in Washington. He appeared to be in good heakii and his sudden death was a great shock to his friends. Mr. Storrow was undoubtedly the greatest authority on telegraph and telephone law in the country, if not in the world. He acted as leading counsel for the American Bell Telephone com pany from -almost the Inception of the concern, preparing all the f amous cases before the different United States courts and appearing In every one of the final appeal cases before the su preme judicial courts. So closely was he identified with the Bell Telephone in this that he spent a considerable por tion of his time in Washington, where he was either actively engaged before the courts, or in the patent office. He was an Intimate friend of ex-Secretary Olney, both socially and in a business way. LIEUT. PEAKY TRANSFERRED. Ordered to Leave New York Navy Yard for Mare Island, Cal. Washington, April 15. The navy de partment is in a ferment over an order to Lieutenant Peary, the Arctic ex plorer, to leave the New York navy yard and take up his station at Mare Island, Cal. Just at this moment the officer's friends and persons taking an active interest in polar explorations are engaged in raising a fund in New York to defray the expenses of another ex pedition to be conducted by Lieutenant Peary into the far north. It is asserted that the detachment of the officer from New York will now in volve the enterprise in failure. The chief of the bureau of yards and docks is said to hold that the New York navy yard, which now employs four civil en gineers, can get along with three; therefore, it is proposed to send Lieu tenant Peary to Mare Island. On the other side are the scientists urging Secretary Long to allow the officer to remain in New York for a time and then to go on leave of absence while conducting the polar expedition. Three Men Fall Seventy Feet. St. Marie Salome, Que., April 15. While three men were engaged In repair ing the bell tower of the Roman Catho lic church yesterday tlu. scaffolding broke and they were thrown to the ground, a distance of some seventy feet, Trepanier St. Benoit was dead when picked up nd the two others, named Valliancourt and Chenler, were fatally hurt A CORTEGE OF 50,000 MEN GENERAL FORMATION OF GRANT MONUMENT PARADE. Time for Making Applications for Place in the line Has Closed Connecticut Will be Represented by 600 Men 10,000 Vet erans Will Form a Division In the Col umnTroops From Other States. New York, April 16. The time fos making applications for places In tha line of the Grant monument dedication closed this afternoon." The complete) and final order of march will not bo) made up before next Tuesday, but tha " probable marching' order, with the nu merical strength of the divisions, -was) given out as follows: Military grand division First divis ion, regulars, United States troops, 2,500 men; separate brigade of marines and! bluejackets, 1,500 men. Second division National Guard oU the state of New York. First brigade, 5,000 men; second brig ade, 3,000 men; fourth brigade, 2,608 men; third brigade, 2,500 men. Third division Troops of the national guards of various states, assigned to line in the order of the entrance of tha states into the Union: First brigade, Pennsylvania militia, 5,000 men; second brigade, New Jersey troops, 4,000 men; third brigade, Coni necticut troops, 600 men; fourth brig ade, Massachusetts troops, 500 men;' , fifth brigade, Maryland troops, 900 men;i sixth brigade, Virginia troops, 700 men;! seventh brigade, Rhode Island troops, 400 men; eighth brigade, (Vermont! troops, 500 men; ninth brigade, Ohio troops, 1,100 men; tenth brigade, Illinois troops, governor and staff, number nod given; eleventh brigade, District of Co lumbia, 250 men. Fourth division Uniformed armed and equipped cadets under Captain E. L. Zallnski, U. S. A., retired, 4,000 boyDw Veterans' grand division, Major Gen eral O. O. Howard, U. S. A., retired, commanding, 10,000 men. i . Civic grand division Civic societies, etc., for the most part in uniform, un- der the command of Colonel Charles F. Homer, 10,000 men. , ' .-, , $400,000 FIRE IN NEW ORLEANS. The Moresque Block Totally Destroyed- General Alarm Sounded. New Orleans, April 15. The Moresque) block, owned by Gauch & Sons, was ten , tally destroyed by fire this aftsrnoon. The conflagration broke out shortly afi.. ter one o'clock, and at half -past two ,tje building had collapsed an4, upwards , of $400,000 had gone up in smoke. The Moresque building occupied an entire block bound by Camp, Foyrads and Church .-. streets and Lafayette square, and Its walls were built entire ly of Iron In a design known as tha Moorish. The Montgomery Furniture) company and Gauch Sons & Co., crock ery merchants, were the tenants of tha building, and other firms carried full stocks. The Are is supposed 'to have originate ed in the top floor of the Montgomery; section. The flames were observed ta shoot out of the windows and later) from the roof, and a general alarm call ed the entire fire department to tha scene. The heads of the Are department saw quickly that the Moresque building waa doomed, and the efforts of the firemen! were directed to keeping the flames from spreading to adjacent property In this they were only partially suc cessful, for two newspaper offices, that German Gazette and Evening Tele- . gram, were completely gutted, their contents being burned, and several stores were also destroyed. Adjacent dwelling houses and business property; were also damaged more or less by wa ter. ' .dw HARVARD'S CLASS DAY. Seniors Meet and Vote to Change the Data ' to June 34. Cambridge, Mass., April 15. The sen ior class of Harvard met this afternoon! and voted to change the date ofyclasa day to Thursday, June 24, in order that the seniors might witness the boat raco at Poughkeepsie the next day. Tha i corporation will be petitioned by the class to allow the senior dance, which was to be an innovation, to be held on Wednesday evening. It is not probable that this request will be granted, and in such event there will be no senior -dance. ' ; KILLED CLEANING A PISTOL. Untimely Fato of a Prominent New York . Stock Broker. New York, April 15. Wells Finch, a flour broker, and member of the pro duce exchange, accidentally shot and killed himself ihis afternoon while ap parently cleaning a revolver in his office in the Produce Exchange building. He was found dead late in the afternon bg a porter. The body was discovered in a chair at a desk, one hand clutching a revolver, of which one chamber had been emptied. On the desk was a screw driver and a bottle of oil. It was evi dent that the dead man had feeen tink ering with the revolver. The bullet penetrated the left eye and entered the brain. Betweeen the teeth of the corpse was a cigar holder containing a par tially smoked cigar. Finch had been a' member of the produce exchange foe . over thirty years. No Grand Opera Next Year. New York, April 15. The defection of Mme. Melba and the brothers Da Rezske from the Grau operatic forces has evidently led to the resolve of the board of directors of Abbey, Schoeffel & Grau not to hold an operatic season next year.