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2JJT 3"V i VOL. LXV. NO. 193. PRICE THREE CENTS. THE CAR KING TON PUBLISHING CO NEW HAVEN, CONN., FRIDAY, AUGUST n, 1897 U '4 I K II : i I 1 1 M. T. SCUDDER CONFIRMED WILL svcceed TO PiiisctPAi.saip op hillhouse hoh school. Board of Kdncatlon Adopts Committee's Recommendation The Salary Will be 3,000 An Increase of S300 Over the Salary Iteoelved by Principal Thomas Other Business Transacted. At the special meeting of the board of education held last evening the recom mendation of the special Instruction committee that Myron T. Scudder be appointed principal of Hillhouse high school at a salary of $3,000 per year was unanimously adopted. In making the recommendation John T. Manson, chairman of the committee, said: "The committee has spent con siderable time in seeking out a man who would creditably fill the position of principal. We believe that in Mr. Scudder we have secured a man. who will carry on successfully the work of the hjgh school. Tt was found to be impossible to get a first-class man at a salary less than $3,000 per year. It was found that many cities with a population less than that of New Ha ven pay the principals of their high schools $3,000 per year. Holyoke, Mass., has just secured a principal at that salary." The salary received by Mr. Thomas as principal of Hillhouse high school was $2,700 per year, and it will be seen that the Increase in salary for the po sition is only $300 instead of $500. as has been reported.' The committee on special instruction further recommended that the salary of Elizur B. Thompson of Boardman school be increased from $700 per year to $750; the appointment of Carolyn Parrish of Chicago as teacher in the Boardman Manual Training school at a salary of $950 per annum; that the salary of Lucretia H. Dayton, teacher in Boardman, be increased from $300 to $400 per year; the appointment of Anna L. Adams as teacher in Hillhouse high school at a' salary of $950 per year. These recommendations were adopted. The committee reported the resigna tions of George A. Booth, Miss Mary Sloan and Miss Leah Hutchinson, the two former from the positions of teach ers in Hillhouse and the latter from the position of teacher in the kinder garten of Strong school. The resigna tions were accepted. It was recommended, that Miss Vesta Hardy be appointed to the position made vacant by the resignation of Miss Hutchinson at a salary of $300 pear year and the recommendation was adopted. The committee recommended that $503 be appropriated for the physical labor atory, $206 for the chemical laboratory, $206 for the biological laboratory of Hillhouse high school and $500 for the laboratory in Boardman. The recom mendations were adopted. The appro priations recommended are about $300 less than the appropriations made last "year. It was recommended that all pupils 'who tried and failed to pass the ex aminations held early this summer for admission to the high schools and fail ed to pass be given another opportuni ty in September, 75 per cent, to be re quired for a pass mark. The recom mendation was adopted. On recommendation by the commit tee it was voted to appropriate $400 for the equipment of the carpenter shop in Strong school. No teacher for this work has yet been engaged. Mr. Connor of the building commit tee reported that all the sity school buildings would be ready in time for the opening of the schools in Septem ber except Eaton school, where the heating apparatus has not yet been ar ranged. Mr. Connor reported that the com mittee was not ready to recommend the appointment of janitors, as it had been found advisable to transfer cer tain janitors to the new buildings, and as the salary there will be less than In their former positions, in some In stances, the appointees had refused to accept. The committee on schools made the following recommendations: that Miss Adelaide Wallace be transferred from the position of teacher in room 10 Lov ell school to room 8 Roger Sherman school, as principal of the building, at a salary of $700 per year; the transfer, at hev own request, of Miss Mary Coak ley from room 11 of Lovell school to room 10 of the same school, the salary to be fixed at $675 per year; that Miss Sarah F. Grady be transferred from room 1 Ferry street school to room 2, same building, and that Miss Esteila H. Barry be transferred from room 2 Ferry street school to room 1 of the same, with no changes of salary; the transfer of Miss Kittie Merchant from the substitute list to the position of as sistant teacher in room 12 Woolsey school, with no change of salary; that the salary cf Miss Mary A. Ferris of room 2 Woolsey school be increased from $450 to $500 per year; the appoint ment of Miss Susan C. Coe, Agnes Hus sion, Mary F. Tucker and Grace A. Johnson to the substitute list. These recommendations were all adopted. The committee then recommended that that part of Goffe street east of its junction with County street be here after incorporated in the Dwight sub district, all that part of Goffe street be tween County and Crescent streets to be included in the Webster sub-district, the pupils from this territory to go to Roger Sherman school. It was recommended that the boun dary line between the Dwight and Webster sub-districts on the west be fixed as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of Sherman avenue and George street along a line just east of Sherman avenue to Whalley ave nue; south side of Whalley avenue to County street, east side of County street to Goffe street, County street and Whalley avenue to be included in the Webster sub-district and all the sev enth and eighth grade pupils living west of this line to go to the Dwight school. It was also recommended that the boundary line between the Lovell "and Strong sub-districts be changed as fol lows: Beginning at the junction of State and Mill River streets, the Lovell sub-district to Include both sides of State street and Warren place; thence along the shortest line to the Junction of Ferry and Peck streets, neither side of Ferry street to Clay Btreet, both sides of Clay street to Mill River street, all pupiU promoted from the Ezekiel Cheever school to go to Strong school. These recommendations for changes In boundaries were adopted. These final recommendations were then made by the school committee: That the salary of Miss Teresa Whalen of room 3, grade 3, of Roger Sherman school, be increased from $450 to $500; that the salary of Miss Mary G. Tuttle of room 4, grade 8a, Welch school, be increased from $350 to $400 per year; that the salary of Mips Clara Broschart be increased from $300 to $350, and that she be transferred from the substitute list to the position of teacher in the Shelton avenue school. These recom mendations were accepted, as was also the resignation of Miss Sarah Kech from the substitute list. A communication was read from J. Birney Tuttle, attorney for Architect David R. Brown. Mr. Tuttle set forth that his client had been appointed to make the necessary plans for the Boardman school at a compensation of $1,800. The cost of the building was to be $60,000. Mr. Tuttle claims that dur ing the preparation of the plar.3 cer tain changes were made at the request of the board of education, and when the plans were completed it was found that the cost of the building designed would be $66,000. The board then, with out consulting Mr. Brown, secured an other architect to draw plans for a building to cost about $20,000 more than the specified $60,000. Mr. Tuttle claims the $1,800 compensation for his client, and asks that it be paid without liti gation. The communication was referred to the finance committee, and the board then adjourned. TEX EYCK Wlljh KOV COMPETE. The Young Henley Champion 1b Not in Condition to Row. Philadelphia, Aug. 12. Edward H. Ten Eyck, who recently defeated Black staffe at Henley and brought the dia mond sculls to this country, will not compete In the national regatta to be held on the Schuyklll river to-morrow and Saturday. His father came to this positive determination this afternoon. He says the young champion is out of condition in consequence of the social functions he has been obliged to attend and lack of practice since his arrival from England. Ten Eyck was to have taken two practice spins to-day, but after his morning row his hands, which are bad ly blistered, began to bleed and this brought him and his parent to the res olution not to enter the youngster in the regatta. They realize that the men entered for the senior event would be hard to beat. The decision of the Ten Eycks has created much disappoint ment among lovers of the sport. Nev ertheless the regatta is sure to be of exceeding interest. The ;raok scullers and crews of the United States and Canada are here, in cluding men from Toronto, Worcester, Springfield, Boston and Providence, Newark, New York, Baltimore, Wash ington, Chicago and Detroit. The greatest interest of the regatta is centered in the senior single shell event In which such cracks as White head, Juvenal, Maguire, Alward and Bush Thompson are entered. Next to this event the senior eight oared shell is claiming the most atten tion. The University of Pennsylvania 'Varsity crew Is entered in this race as is also the Weld crew of Cambridge, composed of Harvard undergraduates. All the races with the exception of the International four-oared shell event and the eight-oared shell races, will be one and a half miles with a turn, while the others will be one and a half miles straightaway. THOXTOHT TO Ttli JtOXAI. A Suspect Arrested Yesterday, Afternoon by Officer rrainnr. Word was received yesterday by the local police that a ma.n answering the description of Bonai, who Is wanted for the murder cf Marcus Nichols near Bridgeport, had been seen on the road between Walllngford and New Haven heading for this city. Acting on this information, several officers in citizens' clothes were detailed yesterday after noon to watch the roads leading into this city from Walllngford. Late in the afternoon Officer Trainor arrested a man on suspicion and took him to the Grand avenue police station. The man had come from -Walllngford and gave his name as John J. Morrissey. He was charged with vagrancy, and will be held until he is cleared of all suspi cion. OFFICERS PUT OVT FIRES. Quick Work by Officers Wiser, Hoffman and J. B. Konch. - Officers Wiser and Hoffman probably prevented a considerable fire on Fair street last evening. Wiser was walk ing through Fair street when he no ticed a Are In one of the cheap lodging houses. He entered the house and found that a lamp had exploded and set Are to debris. Hoffman entered soon after, and together the two officers ex tinguished the blaze. Officer J. B. Roach was also probably the means of averting a fire on Eaton street. About 9 o'clock last evening, j while he was walking past the store of j Herman Galbraith at 49 Eaton street, a large lighted lamp, holding about two quars of oil, and suspended over the . counter, suddenly tell from its fasten , ing in the ceiling. It struck the coun ter and rolled to the floor, the oil pour ing. out and bursting into a blaze. The officer seized a shovel and by throning sand from the street over the blaze i succeeded in extinguishing it. The goods behind the counter were consid erably damaged. SUE CARRIED A REVOLVER A DUSKY DAME'S TRUCVIEXCY CAUSES MUCH TROUBLE. It Was on the Steamer Margaret and During the Kxcurslon of the Murphy Association-War Was Waged Fiercely Minnie Young and Delia Bayer Arrested One Woman Seriously Hurt. There was a warm time on board the unusually peaceable decks of the excursion steamer Margaret on her re turn from Pawson Park early last eve ning. Wine and women, the women especialy, were the occasion of one of the freest hand-to-hand fights since the Fitzsimmons-Corbett episode in Nevada a short time ago. Two col ored women were the heroines of the fight, their admirers or compatriots of the same color and of both sexes joined in the fray. The boat's crew tried a hand at arbitration, headed by the first mate, but to no avail, and it was not until Captain Warner appeared on the scene, overawed the crowd and or dered the two women confined in dif ferent parts of the boat that a sort of armed neutrality was patched up. On the arrival of the boat at Belle dock the two women were placed un der arrest, not without a struggle, how ever, for the irons had to be used be fore the arrests could be consummated. They will appear In the city court this morning to answer to charges of drunkenness. It Is said that one of the women had a revolver when ar rested. This little incident was but one of several which came up to mar the brotherly and sisterly feeling of the Murphy association on its long adver tised outing at Pawson Park. The assocition is composed entirely of colored people and is not as its name might seem to indicate founded by that patron saint of temperance, Francis Murphy. About 600 went on the excursion and on the outward voyage the members of the great Murphy brotherhood were all sober and happy. Trouble seems to have arisen before the association em barked for the return voyage. There was a free-for-all fight on shore, of which two other women were thr cause. One of the women felled the other to the ground. She arose and immediate ly staggered and fell. She was un able to move and had to be brought on board the boat. On reaching this city she was taken away In an ambulance. Her friends state that she is subject to fits, but some doubt this. The crew of the Margaret assert that most of the Murphy brotherhood had razors on their persons, although none was seen flying in the air. The two women arrested are Minnie Toung and Delia Boyer.both of Wallace street. One is described as a very large and powerful woman, and a hard fighter. The other woman is small but also mighty in battle. One of the women wore a new silk dress which was torn to shreds in the melee. It Is said a free-for-all fight occurred on the Island in which razors were drawn and several shots were ' fired from revolvers. Tt will take some time, probably, to restore fraternal feeling in the Murphy brotherhood. amekicaxs' hweepjxu ricrony. Nisbet, Mahoney and Kuves, the English Tennis Kxperts, Beaten. Chicago, Aug. 12. The American ten nis experts scored a clean sweep against their English rivals to-day, capturing every one of the three matches played in the Wyandotte invitation tourney. The victories were by no means easy but that fact only added to the enthu siasm. Lamed lowered the colors of Nisbet and Mahoney and "Bob" Wrenn defeated Eaves. Nisbet, who has defeated Eaves and Mahoney, gave Lamed the hardest kind of a battle. It took all the lat- ter's brilliancy and steadiness to win. ARK THEY ('' AXD WEEKS? Two Suspects Heunj j-'o.ioweil by Massa ehnsi-tt- Officials. North Adams, Mass., Aug. 12. Dep uty Sheriff Hosklns of Charlemont and a man named B. Shiffey of Monroe came into the city late to-night on the trail of two men who are believed to be Charles Bonai and David Weeks, want ed for the Nichols murder in Trumbull Conn., July 22. They traced the men over Hoosac mountain and as far as the fork in the roads on the west side of the mountain, known at Five Points, half a mile from the city, where all evidence of them was lost. These two men have been seen by the residents of Monroe and Florida at different times since that date. In view of the utter failure to un earth the murderer of Mr. Reed and his sister, these men are by some con nected with that tragedy, but the offi cials say that there is not the slightest evidence to show that they had any thing to do with it. ESCAPE OF SEX. IIASXA'S l'ARTY. Thrilling Experience on the Northern Coast of Lake Superior. Jack Fish, Ont., Aug. 12. Senator M. A. Hanna and the party of pleasure seekers accompanying him on a cruise of the Great Lakes had a thrilling ex perience to-day on the wild northern coast of Lake Superior. Their yacht, the Comanche, a staunch steel vessel, went aground in Nipigon Strait, and for sixteen hours stuck fast in the rocks that abound In that region. The accident occurred at midnight last night, when the senator and his guests were comfortably stowed away in their J berths. There was considerable confu j sion for a time, but the captain soon j found that the yacht was not In a seri ous position. The Comanche was haul- ed Into deep water at 4 o'clock this af j ternoon and resumed her journey with all on board well. Beyond a slight leak j the yacht was not harmed. The mis hap was caused by the pilot getting the 1 yacht out of the channel. A UAXO OF PICKPOCKETS Were at the Butchers' Barbecue A Lady Loses 18-A Mini's Watch Taken. A gang of pickpockets were known to be in town yesterday, and as the detec tive bureau believed they came to op erate at the Butchers' barbecue Detec tives McGrath and Donnelly were de tailed to go to Savin Rock. They spot ted several suspicious characters but arrested none as no "lifting" had been reported, and the suspects were careful to keep away from the officers. It looks now as If the light fingered fellows were sharp enough to wait until the detec tives "drifted up to the city," as one of the latter expressed it. Then they evidently commenced operations, for Mrs. W. F. Stahl, wife of ex-Selectman Stahl, missed her pouketbook contain ing $18. She was over at the fence with the crowd to get her little grandson some watermelon, and in reaching her hand into her pocket for her handker chief was startled to find her money gone. She at once reported the case to Officer "Bill" Clinton. Shortly after that a man whose name could not be learned missed a gold watch. He imagines himself something of a sleuth and disdained to report the matter to the police. He said he had his eye on a suspicious character whom he would nab before the night was past. Presumably he found himself minus his catch, as after several hours of sleuth ing his bird had flown and he was still without his timekeeper. XEW ST A IE Eh AO. Was Presented Yesterday by I. A. It. Chapter of Groton. Hartford, Aug. 12. Connecticut has a new state flag to-day. At 2:30 p. m. a salute of thirteen guns was fired on Bushnell park and before the sound of the booming cannon died a new state flag of the pattern adopted by the gen eral assembly had been unfurled from the flagstaff at the west end of the cap itol. The flag was brought to this city last night by. Mrs. Cuthbert Harrison Slocumb, past regent of Anna Warner Bailey chapter, Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution, of Groton. The flag is a gift from the chapter to the state. At the exercises this afternoon Mrs. Slocumb made the presentation speech and Governor Cooke replied. Several members of the Groton chap ter wre present. The state regent, Mrs. Sara T. Kinney of New Haven, attend ed with Mrs. John B. McEwen of New London, Mrs. Ira H. ; Palmer and Mrs. F. B. Noyes of Stonlngton, Senator Lee, Judge Edgar N. Warner of Putnam and Benjamin F. Stark bt New London. The flag is of blue bunting 12x18 feet. It has the state shleUi in rococo design and the state motto. The border is of gold and silver. The flag was made by William B. Horseman of Philadelphia. After the flag had been unfurled a col lation was served to the visitors. A silk flag of the new pattern will be giv en to the state by the chapter at Camp Cooke upon the opening of the camp. Senator Lee will make the presentation speech. THE KO Alia Of EIXAXVE. A Short Meeting Held Complaints That Orange Street Is Not Properly Cleaned. A short session of the board of finance was held yesterday afternoon. After bills had been approved several mat ters of current importance were dis cussed. It was announced that a new street sprinkling contract had been drawn up. but had not been submitted to the New Haven Street Sprinkling company for signature, as no money has yet been provided to make up the deficiency in the appropriation for street sprinkling. The old contract for sprinkling expired on June 30, and about that time the board of finance directed the director of public works to authorize the sprink ling company to continue street sprink ling pro rata in accordance with the old contract until the new contract was signed. That action of the board was reaffirmed at yesterday's meeting. It was reported that numerous com plaints had been made that Orange street was not being properly cleaned, among the complainants being Health Officer Wright. Director Beecher stat ed that Orange street was being clean ed as thoroughly as the present condi tion of the funds for street cleaning would permit. Mayor Farnsworth expressed surprise that residents of Orange street should complain about street cleaning in view of the present condition of the city finances, and was especially surprised that a city official should be the one to complain. The petition from the fire depart ment, asking for an appropriation for the equipment of the Tenth ward engine house which was referred to the board of finance by the common council, was tabled until the next meeting in order to give the chief of the fire department an opportunity to appear before the board and explain the needs of his de partment. THIS IS LEGAL ADVICE. Buffalo Fire Department Ordered to Con fiscate Any Coal In Sight. Buffalo, N. T., Aug. 12. Alarmed by the shortage in the coal reserve of the fire department consequent to the min ers' strike and the inability of the city to replenish by purchase, Fire Commis sioner Davis called upon the law de partment to-day for advice as to his rights to confiscate coal In the event of a- fire. , "You cannot stand by and see the city burn if there is any coal in sight," said City Attorney Quackenbush. I advise you to seize all the coal that can be secured and never mind the con sequences. Those can be dealt with af terwards. "If you find it necessary to seize coal under such circumstances do not hesi tate, the city will back you up." CASE 0 $ MISTAKEN IDENTITY IT PRECIPITA TED A O EX EltAL D1S 3 URRAXCE ATS A rix ROCK. Manager Kelsey, Siipt. Pond and Stenog rapher Smith Figured In an Unpleasant Episode Philip Fredericks the Primary Cause of the Trouble Resisted Arrest and Was Aided by His Comrades. What appeared for a while like a serious case of belligerency marked the otherwise good natured and well be haved barbecue yesterday at Savin Rock, and it was all due to a miserable misunderstanding. The ball game be tween the Retailers and the Wholesal ers was in progress, and it seemed as if some one would be hit, for hundreds kept crossing the diamond during the game, and did not heed the urgent re quests of the players to go around the field and give the players a chance to play the game uninterruptedly. , Manager I. A. Kelsey, with Superin tendent Pond and Stenographer Smith, all officials of the Wlnchesetr Avenue Railroad company, which owns the grounds, were crossing the field. Mr. Kelsey noticed the danger to the wo men and children and turned to his as sistants, asking them to find an offi cer to keep the field clear. The party was then right back of second base. Philip Fredericks, one of the commit tee in c rge of the grounds, started to ward t f .11 to get them off. He shout ed but Mr. Kelsey did not seem to hear and Fredericks tried to enforce his or ders by pushing Mr. Kelsey away. The latter started to explain who he was and what he wished to do, but the men were all excited by that time and in the pushing and shoving Kelsey and Fred ericks fell to the ground. A friend of Fredericks struck Superintendent Pond in the jaw, and a third man punched Smith. That drew a crowd in a moment and excitement prevailed. Mr. Pond at once told the men who they were, and Fred-ericks at once apologized. . Mr. Kelsey complained to Officer Crosby of the assault, and with the officer went in search of Fredericks. When found Fredericks readily accom panied the officer until a man giving the name of Harry Prlndle interfered with the officer and tried to rescue Fredericks. Other officers came to Crosby's assist ance and were roughtly handled by the crowd of several hundred excited men, who did not know anything about the matter. Prlndle incited them to re sistance and several shouted for more violent measures. The crowd soon num bered a thousand and the half dozen officers and Mr. Kelsey were being crushed and pummeled unmercifully. The officers were brave and careful to act coolly and with calmness, but were of no avail against such numbers. At this point President Adam Sattlg and ex-President C. E. Hart, together with several of the older and cooler business men, succeeded in calming the excited men, and taking Fredericks with the officers over to a retired spot, where the affair could be talked over. In the melee Officer Crane was hit with a big bologna sausage and looked like a butcher when he emerged. Water melon rinds and pieces of greasy meat were freely thrown, and one excited man with a baseball bat had to be over powered. At the conference C. E. Hart offered to go to the town hall and go bonds for Fredericks' appearance at court this -morning. After the excite ment subsided everyone who had tak-f-n part seemed very sorry . for it, and President Sattig and others went to Mr. Kelsey to express their regret at the unfortunate occurrence. Fredericks said that he was hasty and not knowing Mr. Kelsey was net tled when the latter did not hurry. He refused to go with Officer Crosby and Officer Clinton when arrested, be cause he thought a warrant necessary, and at Prlndle's ' instigation resisted. As for the passage of blows he was not to blame, as that was done by the men who came to his aid. Mr. Kelsey when seen was very much averse to making any statement for publication. He said he was very sor ry any misunderstanding had occurred. He said: "Because I saw the danger to the women and children I was looking for Mr. Eisele to get an officer of some body to keep people off the field. Mr. Fredericks would not listen to my sug gestion and started to us-e force. He put his hands on my shoulders to en force his command, and I put my hands on his arms to keep him from doing so, all the while talking to him. Somehow we both fell. There would have been no trouble whatver, and all could have been settled quietly and with no diffi culty if some hot-headed men had not gotten excited about it and triad to fight the officers." Mr. Pond was seen shortly before Mr. Kelsey was found and made substan tially the same statement. He said that Mr. Kelsey's deafness probably prevented his understanding just what Fredericks said at first. The scrimmage was regretted by ev erybody and many would have given a good deal to undo the unpleasant occur ence. DO XOT XKE1 HELP. Daughters of Harriet Beeeher Stowe Are Far From Needing Assistance. Hartford, Aug. 12. In view of vari ous rumors and statemens the past few months concerning their private affairs, the daughters of Harriet Beecher Stowe in this city will publish in to-morrow's Hartford Courant the following card: "While we fully appreciate the kind ly feeling that has prompted all the talk and suggestions in the matter of our temporal affairs, still we wish to say that an error seems to be preva lent regarding them. We are happy to be able to state to thone kindly inter ested that we are. and we hope we al ways shall be, far from needing assist ance, either public or private. "Gratefully and respectfully "MISS H. B. STOWE. "MISS E. T. STOWE." WHEAT PEACHES 90 6-8 CEXTS. It Jumped Up In Leaps and Bounds in Yesterday's Trading. New York, Aug. 12. Wheat prices shot up to-day In leaps and bounds, surpassing by more than a cent a bushel all previous records since the bull campaign opened. Chicago at first led the rise, but gave place to New York later in the day. Cash wheat In all markets was very strong. Locally No. 1 northern was quoted 6 cents over September and No, 2 red 4 cents over, while late in the day the latter option attained a premium of 1 cents over December. Only a few days ago they were on an even basis. While some of the conser vatives bulls deplored such a remarka ble advance on, top of recent bulges as being too rapid and disastrous to general speculation, popular opinion favored it on the idea that the home and foreign situation justified dollar wheat in New York. The range on September was from 88, the opening figures, to 89 cents, from which it dropped 1 cent a bushel, only to recover later in the day, reach ing 90 cents. Right at the close a lot of long wheat was unexpectedly dumped on the mar ket, precipitating a sudden break to 89 cents for September, or a cent be low the highest point. Total transac tions for the long were 11,350,000 bush els. Official closing prices were 1(8)1 cents higher than last night. IX THE CH1CAOO WHEAT PIT. Exciting Scenes of 1891 Kenewed In Board of Trade Yesterday. Chicago, Aug. 12. The exciting scenes of 1891 were renewed on the' board of trade to-day. The alarm among shorts, which caused yesterday's three cents bulge, was redoubled, and the farmer speculators were prominent figures on the floor of the 'change and about the commission house's. The foreign market responded only in a half-hearted man ner to the advance of yesterday. Liv erpool and Paris advance just about c, although the former soon made up the difference.. ' . ,-. September wheat closed yesterday with sellers at 81. First trades this morning were made from 81 to 81., After a moment's hesitation pandemo- nius broke loose in the pit and the bears fell over each other in the rush to cov er. When September reached 84c long stuff came out freely and the market sagged to 82. After some" hesitation another advance set in which carried the price to the highest point for Sep tember reached in years, 84.. Realiz ing sales again turned the tide and re action followed to 83 at the close, a. net advance of 1. XE W TAItlEW ACT. Attorney McKenna and Solicitor General Richards Studying Section 23. Washington, Aug. 12. Attorney Gen eral McKenna and Solicitor General Richards are making a careful' study of the questions involved in the con struction of section 22 of the new tariff act, and it is expected that an opinion covering the subject will be sent to Secretary Gage early in the coming week. The main question at issue Is whether teas and other goods shipped from China and Japan by vessel to Vancouver, B. C, and thence by rail in bond to the United States, are subject to the 10 per cent, discriminating duty imposed by section 22. It is stated at the treasury depart ment that a very large proportion of the teas, and other products of China and Japan are so shipped to the New England and other eastern cities at a less rate than is charged by way of American lines of railroad from San Francisco. Eastern exporters of these commodities, therefore, are said to be opposed, to any construction of the act which would impose the additional 10 per cent. duty. The Boston and Maine Railroad com pany has a6ked to be heard on the question pending its final determina tion, and the attorney general has con eluded to gi,ve them a hearing next Saturday morning. Who will represent the company before the attorney gen eral has not yet been determined, but it is understood that either ex-Senator Edmunds or former Assistant Secreta ry Hamlin will appear in the compa ny's behalf. ACCIDEXT AT A FUXERAL. A Porch Collapses and - a Dozen Persons Seriously Injured. Sacramento, Cal., Aug. 12. A serious accident occurred about 9 o'clock to day at the residence of Captain A. Mendis during the ceremonies at the funeral of his daughter, Mrs. Mary E, Tierney. A dozen people had gathered upon a porch twelve feet high in front of the building. The porch collapsed, throwing the people to the ground and injuring all of them. George H. Clark, the undertaker, had his head badly cut, Mrs. E. Q. Conner suffered a sprained ankle and had her head cut by falling timber. George Vice was cut about the head. Mrs. Nellie McGraw and Mrs. M. F. Kent were quite seriously bruised about the body. Mrs. Theresa Lom bard had one of her legs broken and Mrs. Bilier had her cheek cut, the bone being exposed. The timbers of the porch had become rotten through age and the structure was not properly braced. DID THE X-KAY KILL HIM. Their Application May Bring About an Interesting Legal Tangle. Elmira, N. Y., Aug. 12. The X-rays may result in a legal tangle in this city. James Punse died to-day after surviv ing five weeks with a bullet in his brain. The X-rays were used to locate the bul let. George Orme is charged with the crime. The defendant's attorney al leges that the electrical experiment caused death and will make a. strong point of this at the trial. Nine doc tors assisted in the autopsy. THE MAYOR WILL VETO IT WILL XOT SAXCTIOX TRAXSFEK OF $S6,000 EJtOM SIX K IX O FVXD. Special Session of Aldermen and Council men Called for This EveningStreet Hardening Resolution Vetoed Council man White's Resolution Meats the Same Fate Other Matters to be Considered. Mayor Farnsworth will to-day call a special joint meeting of the boards of aldermen and councllmen to be held- this evening. The mayor will send to the meeting without his signature three important resolutions which were pass ed by both the aldermen and the coun cilmen at their last meeting. One of these resolutions which will be returned unsigned by the mayor la that intro duced by Alderman Chillingworth in the board of aldermen some time ago, providing for the transfer from the sinking fund to the city treasury of $29,000 remaining from, the money, re ceived from the sale of the Derby rail road bonds. This resolution when first presented In the board of aldermen was superseded, by a substitute resolution offered by Alderman Dewell,- which, provided that instead of being simply transferred to the city ". treasury the $29,000 should be transferred to tha city treasury to be appropriated there from to the various city departments needing money. Alderman ; Dewell' a substitute resolution was passed. The councllmen, however, passed Al derman Chillingworth's resolution and1 at their last meeting the aldermen re scinded their former action in adopting- , Alderman Dewell's resolution and adopted Alderman Chillingworth's res-' olution, thereby concurring with tha councllmen. ' . ' All of the members of the board of finance excepting Commissioner ;, For sylth and including Mayor Farnsworth have opposed strongly the transfer of any money from the sinking fund to the city treasury. The gentlemen thus opposing have contended since first the transfer was proposed that it was not good policy to take for current ex- penses money which has been . laid aside to meet a debt falling due in 1901, to pay which no provision beyond ; the $29,000 above mentioned had been made. . .. c. .;. ,;, These gentlemen have argued that street cleaning was more a necessary than street hardening and that the lat. ter could be deferred until the finances of the city were in such a condition as) to warrant it Mayor Farnsworth stated last eve ning that he would return the resolu tion unsigned at to-night's meeting. , He said that he could not consistently with his previously formed and ex pressed' views In regard to the "matter sign the resolution. , Another resolution which will be re turned to- to-night's special' joint ses sion will be that offered by Council- ' man White and passed at . the last meeting of the board of councllmen providing that the $26,692.50 to pay for street sprinkling, street cleaning, etc., which the board of finance had recom mended to be , transferred from the appropriation for street hardening be taken from the $29,000 which the coun cllmen had voted to transfer from the sinking fund. The items included in this $26,652.50 were as follows: Street sprinkling and inspector, $2,819.05; street cleaning and repairing, $11,000; repairing pavements, $5,000; - stone : crusher and road roller, 800; walks and curbs, $1,000; contingent fund and sun dry account, $6,533.45. In offering this resolution Mr. White, stated that he did so only in view of ' the fact that the court of common council had voted against making these transfers from the money appropriated for street hardening. As the need of money for street cleaning and the other purposes mentioned in the recommen dation was urgent he deemed it better to take the amounts from the $29,000 than to allow the streets to remain un cleaned. . A third resolution to be returned un signed is that passed by both the alder, men and councllmen ordering that the streets be hardened so far as the ap propriations for that- purpose will go. It had been urged as a reason why the street hardening should not be done now that the amounts appropriat ed to harden the various streets were insufficient to oomplete the work and that using the amounts to harden a portion of each street would be in fact exceeding the appropriation and hence, a violation of the charter. This argu- ment was incorporated in an opinion submitted to the board of finance by Corporation Counsel Ely. In speaking last evening of his re--fusal to sign this resolution for street hardening Mayor Farnsworth said that his main reason for. so doing was that there is an ordinance which requires that a portion of the cost of street pav ing shall be assessed upon the owners of abutting property. He stated that street hardening had in recent years come to mean practically street paving and that consequently any hardening of streets without . assessing property owners would be a violation of the ordi nance. Another resolution which will be re-, turned unsigned is that offered by Councilman White and passed by both branches of the common council, pro viding that from unappropriated money in the city treasury sufficient amounts be appropriated to make up any deficiency in the appropriation for street hardening. The mayor calls the special meeting for to-night in the hope that the com mon council will agree to the taking of money from street hardening appro priations to meet current expenses, which must be met at once. Became Blind and Committed Suicide. Oswego, N. Y., Aug. 12. James Fer guson, fifty years old, blew out his brains this afternoon. Six years ago he became totally blind, necessitating his retirement from the grocery busi ness in which he had prospered. He had been closely watched for two years. He committed the act while his wife was conversing with a neighbor in the yard. He left a note deploring his condition.