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THE FINANCES OF HAVANA NEW HAVEN, CONN., THURSDAY APRIL i, 1899. IEE CARRIKGTON PUBLISHING CO. REPORT OF TUE SPECIA L COMMIS SION OF INQUIRY. The City's Income, on the New Plau, KHtlmutcd at S J, 131,000 a Year or Twelve Per Cent, More Thau Former Estimates Boxed Upon the Old Re gime, Havana, April 5. Ernest Lee Conant and his associates oiv the special com mission inquiring into Havana finances in the course of an exhaustive report to the local authorities to-day, estimate the city's Income on the new plan at $2,134,000 a year, or 12 per cent, more than former estimates based upon the old regime. A benefit performance is being given this evening at the Tacon theater in aid of the Cuban soldiers. Plantation raids and the carrying off of cattle and horses by outlaws are reported to-day as tak ing place in the provinces of Puerto Principe, Santa Clara, Matanzas and Plnar Del Rio. The Cuban troops In those districts are chasing the maraud ers, no United States troops thus far having been sent after them. The mili tary administration intends to suppress the so-called brigands at points widely separated by means of the rural guards and has no present intention of sending American cavalry or infantry through an unknown and tangled country after these nimble thieves. Six companies of the Forty-ninth Iowa volunteers left to-day for Savannah by the steamer San Antonio. They will be quarantined at Pulaski. The Third Kentucky regiment, now at Matanzas, will leave soon. The transport Kilpat rick and Florida are due to arrive here by the end of the week and a day or two later will probably see a majority of the volunteers now remaining in. Cuba, on their way homeward. Rumors recently circulated to the effect that the headquarters of the governor general will soon be removed to the city of San ta Clara are absolutely denied by Gen eral Brooke. It is reported that hereafter the ed itors of papers will be held responsible for articles published by them. Here tofore individual writers have been held legally accountable, and the editors have hired scapegoats to serve out the sentences imposed for articles infringing the law. A Luzon Town Bomdardrd. Manila, April 61:45 a. m. The Unit ed States cruiser Charleston, which has been cruising along the west coast of Luzon to the north, sent a boat in-shore near Dagupan last Saturday to make soundings. The rebels opened fire, wounding a United States officer. The cruiser thereupon bombarded the town, the insurgents evacuating it. THE HEW CUP DEFENDER. tad In Vlalta HerreahoffYarda Progreas on the Boat. Bristol, R. I., April 5. C. Oliver Iselin arrived here to-day to visit the Herres hoff yards, and, he said, to ascertain the progress on the new cup defender. He 1b here also to give a trial to a small pleasure yacht which the Herreshoffs are building for his private use. The latter craft is about twenty-two feet long, having about fifteen feet on the water line. He expects she will show good speed. Mr. Iselin refused to talk on the new cup defender, except to say that good progress was being made. When asked regarding the metal for the top sides of the new boat he said he must absolutely decline to give any in formation on the subject and said that he had never yet said what the top sides of the old defender were made of. The new boat will be ready for her first trial at the time planned, June 1, but till then no effort will be made to put the old defender in commission. Both boats, however, will go out probably the first week in June and be tuned up together. As yet no sailing master has been se lected for the old defender, but one will probably be named within a short time. A large amount of steel irons arrived to-day from Phoenixville, Pa., and it is believed that they will be in the con struction of the one hundred foot steel mast. The Oregon pine mast is ex pected from Boston next Tuesday. The under body of the new boat is very nearly closed in, but it is evident that the work on the top sides will be de layed as long as possible. Nearly all the work now is on the steel braces inside the hull and especially near the step of the mast. The work on the sails is nearly completed and the riggers are also practically finished with their part of the work until the mast is set up. Before Mr. Iselin departed, he was asked if any name had yet been selected for the boat and said emphatically that none had been agreed upon. Railroad Mall Dead. Cedar Rapids, la., April 5. News was received at the headquarters of the Or der of Railway Conductors to-day of the sudden death' at Chatham, N. Y., of "William C. Wright of Toronto, Can ada. Mr. Wright was chairman of the board of trustpps of the nrrlpr and wnj ! known all over the United States. NEW YOItK EAST CONFERENCE. Opening of the Fliiy-fli ( Annual Ses sion at Mount Vernon, Si. Y. Mount Vernon, N. Y April 5. The fifty-first session of the New York East conference began this morning in the First M. E. church, Bishop John H. Vincent presiding. There was a full at tendance at the morning service, which was at 9 o'clock, at which time theholy communion was administered under the direction of the bishop. There were about 300 clergymen present. The next ; thing in order was the organization of the conference. The Rev. Arthur R. Sanford of Brooklyn, assistant editor of the Methodist Review, was made secre - tary with the following assistants, Rev. W. L. Scofleld, the Rev. J. A. MacWil : liam, the Rev. W. S. Manshlp, and the Rev. T. S. Henderson. A good portion of the morning was taken up in listening to nine memories of clergymen who had died during the 1 past year. They were as follows: Rev. Dr. Chabod Simon of Hartford, Conn., , read by the Rev. Benjamin M. Adams; the Rev. Francis C. Hill of Huntington, ' L. I., read by the Rev. Henry C. Glover; the Rev. John L. Peck, D. D., of Brldge ; port, Conn., read by the Rev. Calvin 13. Ford; the Rev. Edwin Waniner of Step ' ney, Conn., read by W. H. Warden ; the Rev. Oliver J. Cowles, D. D., of Derby, Conn., readby the Rev. D. W. Couch; the Rev. John Dickinson of California, read by the Rev. Joseph Pullman; the Rev. Albert's. Hunt, who was secre tary of the American Bible society, read by the Rev. Dr. J. M. Buckley, editor of the Christian Advocate. The afternoon session began at 2:30 o'clock. It was an anniversary of the Methodist Historical society In the city of New York. The Rev. J. M. Buckley, D. D., presided and after the opening services gave a short addresB In which he sketched the origin and progress, step by step, of Methodism, and lis present. Important position among the churches. He said there were 60,000 members' t In the New York East con ference alone with a church property valued at $8,780,000. In this conference is the Wesleyan university, the highest In the church end the mother of the bishops, presidents and noted lawyers. Also in this conference are the Drew Theological seminary, and the first general Methodist hospital in the world. He paid a high tribute to Mr. Seney, who founded the Seney hospital In New York. This conference is in two states Connecticut and New York which entails with it some disad vantages as well as benefits. Among the former was the lack of central station for storing the archives of the historical society, but they have one now and a library of 12,000 volumes. The srclety's first president was the late Dr. Crawford, and he held the office for several years. Then the speaker, who was vice president, was chosen president and still holds the office. As money was necessary to carry on the work, they had sought to ra'se it by means of lectures. It only costs $20 to join it and $1 thereafter. He urged all to become members and help along the good work. HARVARD MEN VICTORIOUS UESVLT OF TIIE DEBATE Willi PRINCETON LAST NIGHT. ADMIRAL DEWEY'S HEALTH. Surgeon General Van He pen, of the SfaVy, Says It Is Excellent. Washington, April 5. Admiral Van Reypen, surgeon general of the navy, said to-day that all the recent reports received from Manila showed that Ad miral Dewey was in excellent health. The surgeon of the Boston has recently, arrived back from the Manila station and the surgeon general specially in quired of him as to Admiral Dewey's health. The response was most satisfac tory, showing that, from the standpoint of a naval surgeon closely identified with the admiral, he was in as good health as could be expected in such a climate. The surgeon general goes to Boston next week to plan additions to the naval hospital at Chelsea. About $45,000 will be spent. This will give new kitchens, lavatories, etc., and leave the hospital proper for strictly medical purposes. Artist Strong Dead. San Francisco, April 5. Joseph N. Strong, the artist, died here to-day from the effects of an operation. Mr. Strong was born in Connecticut forty-five years ago. His parents came to California in his early youth and it was here that he had his first instruction in art. He went around the world painting the portraits of many celebrities. Mr. Strong was twice married, his first wife being the daughter of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson. His first wife died after giv ing birth to a boy, who is now In New York being educated. Mr. Strong's sec ond wife was a niece of ex-Governor Haight. The second marriage took place about a year ago. Foundations of Dewey Hall. Northfield. Vt.. Anril 5. The trustees of the Norwich university at their meet- ! Ing have decided to begin the founda tions for Dewey hall on the first of May, the anniversary of the Manila bay bat tle. This testimonial to the great ad miral has received his explicit approval. Archbishop of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, April 5. It was offi cially announced to-day that Bishop O'Connor of London has received the appointment to the archbishopric of To ronto diocese, made vacant by the death of Archbishop Walsh. Bishop O'Connor will be installed early in May. Damage to the Rhode Island. New London, April 5. The steamer Rhode Island, which was damaged in a collision with a tug last night, has been replaced by the steamer Massachusetts of the Providence line pending the re pairing of the Rhode Island. The dam age to the steamer was not at all seri oup, as the hole that was stove in was considerably above the water line. The City of Worcester, which alternated on the trip with the Rhode Island, on her arrival here early this morning . took aboard the disabled steamer's freight after she had discharged her own, and proceeded at once to New York. Vesttrday's Itlse In Call Honey. New York, April 5. Money near the close of the stock market to-day reach ed sixteen per cent, for call loans. Then J. W. Seligman & Co. supplied the de mand and offered money down to six per cent. The exceptional demand was clue to the early rise of $8,000,000 due on account of the American Smelting and Refining company's subscriptions. Harvard Spoke Against a Formal Al liance With Great Britain While Princeton Argued for One-Extracts of Some of the ArglimrntaLarge Audience Listened to the Debate. Princeton, N. J April 5. Alexander hall was crowded to-night, the occasion being the Princeton-Harvard debate on the subject of an Anglo-American alli ance. Princeton had the affirmative and Harvard the negative side of the follow ing question: "Resolved, That a For mal Alliance Between the United States and Great Britain for the Protection and Advancement of Their Common In terests is Advisable." President Patton presided and after preliminary remarks introduced James H. Northrup, who opened the debate for Princeton. He spoke In part as follows: "A new world situation presents itself. The last habitable and productive lands of the earth are being divided now in Asia and Africa. In this division the dominant aim is commercial. Whether or not 'trade follows the Hag' the ob ject is the trade. Commercial questions are the great questions of the day. In the commercial struggle two colonial policies have gradually grown into stronger opposition. On the othsr hand, the nations of Continental Europe have considered new markets great spoil, monopolized the trade for their own temporary benefit to the ruination of the colonies. On the other hand, England has championed the 'open door,' France in Madagascar, Germany in her islands and African colonies, Russia in closing her new Chinese port are examples of the former. England's ports all over the world free to all nations on terms equal with herself are striking examples of her policy of 'open door.' But to ward which nation do our Interests lead us? We touch Great Britain for thous ands of miles on the north, we have treaty relations with her at the Isth mus, she helped us establish the Monro? ! doctrine and both nations are interested! j in maintaining it, both nations have treaty rights in China, both desire the I 'open door' in Asia and Africa. Be- sides the close ties of blood, language, government and religion we are bound 1 to Great Britain by bonds of material interest, such as exist between the Unit ed States and no other nation. In view of the changed conditions, our new ! place among the powers, our need of greater markets, the peril of . what we have owing to the policy of other na i tions, and finally in view of the fact that England favors the 'opfen door,' it is surely nothing presumptuous or ex- travagant to suggest the formation of an "alliance with England, our natural friend." Stephen D. Rosenthal was the first speaker in the negative for Harvard. He discussed the question, stating at the outset that the burden of the proof rest ed with the affirmative. After taking up in order the arguments advanced by the first speaker, Mr. Rosenthal con tinued: "If the alliance Is to be on a commercial bacls It will arouse political ' opposition. If It is on a race basis, It will arouse racial opposition. Just what ! would this mean to the United States? : In spite of the fact that England Is cor dially hated by all Europe, we proclaim ourselves willing to abandon our policy of friendship towards all nations and exclusive alliances with none, and join her. Then would we have to accept our share of the hate that is now Eng land's; while our plans would be op posed, balked and thwarted simply be cause they were proposed by an alli ance, suspected of trying to advance schemes of world-wide ambition." Alfred S. Weston, the second speaker in the affirmative, showed that hereto fore England had been fighting single handed for an open door policy, but had lost ground; that an alliance with the United States would bring about access ! to China on equal terms to all powers i and would be of mutual advantage to j these two nations. i The second sneaker of the Harvard team was Henry F. Wolff, 'D9. He : drew his arguments largely from hls ' tory. He said among other things: "An ; alliance with Great Britain would not ; only arouse the hostility of the princi pal powers of Europe and bring upon the United States the burden of a com petitive armament; but it would be the means of destroying the sympathy and friendship which now exists between the nations. It is almost an historical truism that alliances lead to hostilities ! between the allied powers. England j has made five important alliances and j ' In each instance friction has resulted, j I In 1778 the United States made an al- ; liance with Frarce. It was made under the most favorable conditions; yet It broke down and left the two countries in strained relations. While a striking example at the present day is the dual alliance between France and Russia. But there are special reasons why an alliance between England and the United States would l?ad to friction. The foreign political and commercial policies of the two countries are so widely apuit that U would he impossi ble to work them together in consistent lines. Matters which would interest England most would seem trivial to the United States, and the refusal of either ua'l n to fully co-operate with its ally would lead to discord, or ever open rupture." Nathaniel S. Reeves, the last speak er in the affirmative, defined the full meaning of alliance and the explanation of treaties. He endeavored to prove the necessity as well as the advisability of any effective co-operation with Eng land taking the form of an alliance, and not being left to mere friendly feel ing. The triple and dual alliances in Europe, he stated.have for a genera' ion preserved the peace of Europe. Their fault is secrecy and uncertainty result ing In a continued chafing of the pow ers. The proposed alliance must be open and definite, and thus any nation would know how to bring on war or avoid it. Such an alliance must be in the Interests of peace and not of war, for these two nations owe too much to themselves and to the world not to use every influence looking to ward the advancement of civilization." Wilbur Morse '00, the last speaker for Harvard, maintained that an Indepen dent foreign policy is the wisest and most farsighted for the United States to pursue, being adequate both politic ally and commercially. The Judges, Profs. E. J. Phelps of Yale. J. B. Moore of Columbia and J. W. Jenks of Cornell, rendered a decision In favor of the negative. A banquet was given the debaters at Princeton Inn immediately after the debate. Pres ident Patton presided. The following toasts responded: "Harvard," George P. Baker; "Princeton," Bliss Perry; "Yale," E. J. Phelps. SERIOUS OUTLOOK IN RUSSIA FIRE ON CHURCH STREET. A LA KM 1ST STA1 EM EST SENT TO TIIE LONDON TIMES. ELECTION IN ItllODE ISLAND. Ilesulls In Rrpuhllcnn Victory Though Democrats Mnke Dimly Galtis. Providence, R. I., April 5. The state election to-day resulted In a republican victory, though the democrats made gains in many localities. The entire republican state ticket was successful and the general assembly will bo re publican by a large majority, though probably not as large as last year. The socialist vote is large in the cities and manufacturing towns. Pawtucket shows large democratic gains, the to tal vote being: Dyer, republican, 1,844; Greene, democrat, 1,188; Herrick, so cialist, 143; Peckham, prohibitionist, 11. Republican plurality, 33. Last year, 440. Newport shows strong democratic gains. The vote: Dyer, republican, 1844; Green, democrat, 482; last year Dyer, republican, 1,829; Church, demo crat, 1,039. Eighty districts out of 304 in the state give for governor: Dyer, republican, 16,812; Green, democrat, 9, 9S2; Herrick, socialist labor, 1,647; Perk ham, prohibition, 1,043. ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. The Kxtreme Latitude Reached by the Stenmer llrlglcq, Brussels, April 5. The Belgian Geo graphical society has received a dis patch stating that the extreme latitude reached by the Antarctic expeditionary steamer Belglca was 71.38 south, longi tude 92. Much bad weather was en countered by the" expedition, but no in tense cold except during the month of September. Good maps were prepared of Hughes Bay and Palmers Land, south of the South Shetland Islands. -t Splendid Cxnmple of Obedience. London, April 6. The Rome corre spondent of the Morning Post says: "Archbishop Ireland Is said to regard the submission of the American prelates to the pope's letter on 'Americanism' as one of the most splendid examples of obedience ever shown by the Catholic clergy. He Is surprised that the letters of Cardinal Gibbons and Archbishop Corriean cause criticism, which, in his Judgment,' has arisen from the disap pointment felt by the extreme party at seeing the American prelates escape the snares laid for them." Ominous Rumors in St. Petersburg Re garding Spread of Labor Troubles Towns, Mills and Factories Literally Inundated With Secret Socialist and . Revolutionary Proolamatlona. London, April 6. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Times telegraphs an alarmist statement regarding the spread of serious labor troubles and strikes in the manufacturing districts cf Russia. Ominous rumors, he says, are In circulation in St. Petersburg. There are reports of troops sent to suppress outbreaks, of the wholesale destruction of property, of numerous arrests and gagging of the press and yet, not half of what is happening ever reaches the ears of the capital. Towns, mills and factories, the correspondent declares, are literally inundated with secret socialist and revolutionary proc lamations by agitators who are un doubtedly assisted from abroad. All th.'s, together with the agitation foster ed by the students, creates a serious political outlook. ItAYTI AND SAN DOMINGO. Iluytl'a Minister at Wuahlngton Sur prised at Report of Trouble. Washington, April 5. Minister Leger of Haytl expressed much surprise at the reports of an invasion of Hayti by a Santo Dominican force over a boundary dispute, as the minister says this entire controversy was submitted by treaty, concluded last December, to the final ! arbitration of Pope Leo. The countries are? waiting for the pope's award. Mr. Leger has received no official advices o the reported critical condition of affairs. The boundary dispute is of long stand ing. Mr. Leger says Haytl is most anx ious to preserve peace, so as to devote herself to Internal development. Just now she is interested in an important fiscal change to the gold standard which will be gradually accomplished within the next year. Neither the state nor the navy department has any advices on the reported trouble in Haytl and San Domingo. SUIT OVER BLOOMERS. College Hnsehall CJamefl. New York, April 5. Columbia univer sity baseball team defeated the New York university baseball team to-day. Score 9 to 8. Louisville, Ky., April . The Cornell baseball team to-day defeated the Oym pics. Score 11 to 2. Charlottesville, Va., April 5.-The Princeton ball team defeated the Uni versity of Virginia team to-day by the score of 18 to 6. Professor Hndley Will Spenli. Albany, N. Y April 5. The annual banquet of the Yale Alumni association of eastern New York will be held at the Fort Orange club, Albany, Wednesday, April 5. The chairman ot the commit tee of arrangements Is Lieutenant Gov ernor Timothy L. Woodruff. The pres ident of the association Is W. L. Learn ed. The list of speakers Includes Prof. Hadley of Yale university. Lady Ilnrbarton Loses in Her Action Against a Hotel Landlady. London, April 5. A test which has ex cited great interest in cycling circles was decided at the Kingston sessions to-day, when Lady Harbarton charged the landlady of a hotel with having re fused to serve her because she was at tired In bloomers. Lady Harbarton, who is treasurer of the Rational Dress league, said on the witness stand that she had traveled four thousand miles in bloomers, including the west end of London. The landlady pleaded that she only refused to serve her ladyship in the coffee room and would have serv ed her In a private room or at the ordi nary bar. She also claimed that her business would be ruined if she was obliged to serve some women attired in bloomers. The Jury decided against Lady Harbarton. In the Rear of a Barber Shop Prompt Work of the Firemen. Another Are, the origin of which is to a considerable extent a mystery, was discovered about 9:30 o'clock last night in the barber shop owned by Michael Manceny at 94 Church street. Chemi cal engine No. 1 responded to a still alarm, but the fire gave promise of ! spreading to considerable proportions, ; ai.d an alarm was sent in from box 24, I corner of Church and Crown streets. ' The fire was found to be In the rear part of the barber shop, which is fitted up for bath rooms. The firemen made quick work of the flames, and prevented the spread of what might have been a very serious conflagration. The flames would have soon played havoc had their progress not been arrested. While the fire was raging the sound of human voices were heard coming from a third story window at the rear of the build ing. A ladder was quickly passed up to the window and a widow, Mrs. James Gray, and her two young sons, were rescued from their perilous positions. One of the boys cut his hand quite badly in his efforts to break out a win dow. i The fire seemed to have originated be ' tween two of the bath tubs, but no " cause can be assigned unless it was from an overheated pipe which carried hot water to the tubs. This is barely possible, however, because of the fact that there had been a strong odor of burning wood In the building for the twenty-four hours previcjus. An inves tigation was made by the police on Tuesday night, but no trace of any fire could be found, and nothing further was done in the matter until last night, when the occupants complained that the odor was stronger than ever. The fire was confined to the barber shop, and no damage would have resulted to any other occupants of tha building had it not been for the breaking of a water pipe occasioned by tearing one of the bath tubs loose from the floor. The water from this pipe leaked through the floor and into the old Arfman cafe, directly under, and did considerable damage. The proprietor, William Ray, is well insured. The building is owned by C. A. Moeiler. It could not be learned whether Mr. Moeiler or Mr. Manceny carried insurance, but it is very' pobable that they did. The loss is about $500. The proprietor of Jones' cigar store, which is at 98 Church street, did the handsome thing by the fire laddies in presenting them with several boxes of cigars for the splendid efforts In keeping the fire from spread ing in to his store. C. T. DRISCOLL NOMINATED NAMED FOR MA TOR BY THE DEMO CRATIC CITY CONVENTION. PASSED AWAY. Progress in VI treless Telegraph. Paris, April 5. In view of the success of the experiments with the Marconi system of wireless telegraphy across the Strait of Dover, the authorities propose to attempt to transmit messages to England from Paris. The terminal here will probably be the Eiffel tower, the distance to the south foreland being 230 miles. To Kxtrndltet'ointfctlcn' Vnn. Albany, N. Y., April 5. Governor Roosevelt to-day granted the requisi tion of the governor of Connecticut for the extradition of Daniel J. Donovan, arrested here on the chargs of embez zlement. Dorovan was a commercial traveler for John C. Perkins & Co. of Norwich, Conn., wholesale tobacco and confectionary dealers. Her Dress ( alight Fire. Danbury, Conn., April 5. As John Wall, a farmer living at Stony Hill, was burni-g brush about his premises a four year oil daughter approached too near the flames and her dress caught fire. The little one is thought to be fatally burned. In trying to save her Mr. Wall was severely burned about the hands. DEATH OF JOHN P. CARNEY. It Occurred Lost Night After a Long Illness. John P. Carney, who for the past ten years has been democratic general reg istrar of voters of the town of New Ha ven, died at his home, 171 Meadow street, at 10:30 last night from consumption. ,Mr. Carney had been in ill health for : the past year, but his Illness had not i been of a serious nature until within the past few months. In January he took a trip to New Mexico for the benefit of i his health and returned about three weeks ago not much improved. He had been confined to the house since his re turn and had been slowly failing since. He was born in New Haven April 26, 1858, and had always resided in this city. He attended in his younger days St. Patrick's primary school and Eaton school. On finishing his school work he j was employed at the New Haven Clock j company as a case maker. He re ; mained in the employ of that company 1 for several years until he went into the saloon business at 169 Meadow street in 18S3.' He was for several years a mem ber of the state democratic committee. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Knights of St. Patrick and the Foresters of America. In 1883 Mr. Carney was married to Miss Mar garet Donnelly, who, together with four children, survive him. The four chil dren are Margaret, John, Raymond and Harold. Arrangements for the funeral aro not vet cnmr1pted. Death of John H. Adrlance Yesterday Afternoon, The public will learn with sorrow of the death of John B. Adrlance, who passed away at his residence, Noi i6f York street, yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, dying of congestion of the brain. His death comes as a shock to his friends, as he was only confined to his home for a week. He was attended during his illness by Dr. Walter Skiff, who until the last had some hope that Mr. Adriance would recover. The de ceased had a slight shock of 'paralysis a year ago this month, which confined him to his home for weeks. After that he was able to attend to his business from time to time, but he never fully recovered. The deceased was a native of New York city and there his youth ful days were spent. At the age of fif teen he came to this city and learned the carriage making business and later had a carriage manufactory of his own on Park street. For the last twenty years he had been connected with the Hookor carriage manufactory and was held in high esteem by the Hooker com pany. The deceased was widely known in town' and was a very popular citizen. At different times he was a candidate for alderman and once ran for mayor, his admirers having implicit confidence in his good judgment and integrity. He was a member of Trinity P. E. church and a regular attendant at the ser vices. He was for years a vestryman of that church. Among the congrega tion he .was loved for his genial, manly and unassuming ways and his kind and generous heart. He was in the seventy fifth year of his age. To mourn him he leaves his" wife, who has the sympathy of the wide circle of friends which both enjoyed. His burial will take place Sat urday afternoon at 2:30. Services will be held at the house, conducted by Rev. Mr. Scovllle. $40,000 FOR TUFT'S COLLEGE. Decision ( oust ruing the Wills of the Late ReV. Dr. Miner and Wife. Boston, April 5. Under a decision of the full bench of the supreme court, sent down to-day, construing the wills of the late Rev. Dr. A. A. Miner and of his widow, Tuft's college will receive the residue of Dr. Miner's esate, which amounts to about $40,000 and a number of other Institution also receive sub stantial bequests. John Addison Porter 111. Washington, April 5. Joha Addison Porter, secretary to the president, is confined to his home by illness. Mr. Porter is overworked and by order of his physicians he probably will go away as soon as he is able to. with a view of getting a week or two of re3t. IJrown-Yale Chess Tournament. Provider 03, R. L April C In the Br.wn-Yale chess tournament in pro gress at Brown university, Brown won a game to-day making the 3core 7 to 6 in favor of Brown. Windsor Hotel Unidentified D nd. New York, April 5. The bodies of twenty-five unidentified dead taken from the ruins of the Windsor hotel fire reached Kenslco cemetery at Yonkers this afternoon and were placed in the receiving vault of that cemetery. The date of the interment has not yet been decided upon. Trlnl of .lirs. George. Canton, Ohio, Tpril 5. In the trial of Mrs. Anna George, charged with the murder of George Saxton, brother of Mrs. McKinley, three additional jurors were selected to-day, making ten chosen thus far. Superior Court in LttchAeld. Litchfield, April 5. The April term of the superior court, criminal side, con vened here this afternoon with Judge A. T. Roraback on the bench. Among the cases disposed of to-day were Dan iel Blow of Norfolk, who pleaded guilty to rape and was sentenced to ten years in state prison; Lizzie Freeman and Lillian Sewall, both colored, of Great Barrington. Mass., who abandoned a baby on the steps of the Gilbert home last winter, pleaded guilty and each were given six months in jail; George Ruvele and Mrs. F. Smith, arrested in Canaan for bigamy, were given respec tively eleven months and ten months in jail. Woman Klreteii City Clerk. Coffeyville, Kan., April 5. A daugh ter of Captain D. S. Elliott of the 20th Kansas regiment, who was killed at Manila recently, wa3 yesterday elected city clerk without opposition, her name being on both tickets. The Remainder of the Ticket nominated Last Night Sir. Drlscoll Received 43 of the td Votes In the Convention Committee Appointed to Revise Pri mary Rules. i At the democratic city convention held last night in St. Aloyslus hall on Mead-" 1 ow street the following ticket was nom inated: For mayor, C. T. Drlscoll; for controller, Jonathan N. Rowe; for city treasurer, Henry Fresenius; for city j clerk, Henry E. Norris; for tax collec tor, Francis G. Anthony; for city sher iff, Addison F. Hunie. The convention was called to order shortly after 8 o'clock by James B. Mar tin, chairman of the democratic town committee. Alderman J. J. Hogan of the Seventh ward was unanimously chosen chairman and Albert Widman of the First ' ward secretary. A com mittee on credentials was appointed, consisting of the chairmen of the vari- i, ous ward delegations. After this com mittee had reported David T., McNa mara, secretary of the democratic state committee and a delegate from the Sev enth ward, offered a resolution provid ing that a committee of five be appoint ed to revise the rules in relation to pri- , maries, and that when the convention adjourns it be to October 1, 1899, to pass upon the report of the committee. James E. McGann called attention to the fact that a committee had been ap- pointed at the last town convention to revise the primary rules and advised' that no further action be taken until the report of that committee was acted : ! upon. Mr. McNamara urged the adop tion of his resolution, saying: "It isi i time that these conventions be done , away with. It is time that the people : voted to nominate their own candidates, ' and when this is done we will have a , truly democratic primary and not be 1 fore. If the nominations are made in ! the primaries we will have harmony." ' D. S. Kelly of the Fourth ward moved I that the resolution be tabled, but hla motion was lost and the convention vot ed to adopt the resolution. James E.' McGann then moved that the chairman be authorized to appoint the committee, . but Mr. McNamara held that the ap-, pblntment of the committee should be democratic and that it should be elected , by the convention. Mr. McGann's mo-; tlon -was lost, and the following com mittee was chosen by the convention: -D. T. McNamara, Henry J. Donovan, John J. Hogan, John J. Brennan , and Jeremiah Sullivan. '.' Nominations for mayor were then' called for. William F. Shannon pre sented the name of James N. States. , J. J. Brennan placed the name of C. T. Drlscoll before the convention. J. P. Hunie nominated Frank S. Andrew, and Henry J. Donovan named Walter Leigh.: Four tellers were appointed Jeremiah ; Donovan, J. J. Brennan, Henry J. Don- ovan and Henry C. Bretzfelder. Three ballots were taken before a candidate ... for mayor was nominated. The ballots resulted as follows, all of the seventy six delegates being present and thirty-' nine being necessary for a choice: First ballot Drlscoll 32, States 27, , Leigh 13, Andrew 4. Second ballot Drlscoll 38, States 28, Leigh 8, Andrew 4. Third ballot Drlscoll 42, States 25( Leigh 6, Andrew 4. The first break to Drlscoll was on the second ballot, when the five Leigh dele sates from the Eighth ward and Dele- eate McGinty of the Twelfth wara.wnp. voted on the first ballot tor BiaieB, changed to Drlscoll. On the third bal lot, with only one more delegate needed to nominate Mr. Drlscoll, there was an other break. Messrs. Howd and Pohl man of the Ninth ward and Delegate Brown of the Fourteenth ward changed from Leigh to Drlscoll, and J. P. May nard of the Eleventh ward changed from States to Drlscoll. On motion ot E. A. Rourke, Mr. Drlscoll's nomination was made unanimous, v Nominations for controller were next called for, and the names of the follow ing men were placed before the conven tion: Jonathan N. Rowe, Charles Sprey er and Thomas I. Kinney. Only one ballot was taken and it resulted as fol lows: Rowe 52, Kinney 13, Spreyer 11. Mr. Rowe's nomination was made unan- ' imous. For the nomination for city treasurer three candidates were named Henry Fresenius, E. G. Stoddard and David F. Wiser. One ballot was taken and re sulted as follows: Fresenius 65, Stod dard 9, Wiser 2. For city clerk seven candidates were offered Henry E. Norris, Joseph Ov Maynard, Joseph R." Manning, Sylvester Chase, E. J. Maher, James J. Buchanan and W. H. H. Hewitt, jr. James E. McGann withdrew the name of E. J. Maher at the latter's request. Four ballots were taken, resulting as fol lows: First ballot Norris 28, Maynard 17, Manning 7, Chase 17, Buchanan 1, Hew itt 6. Second ballot Noi'i'is -S, Muyw.J , Manning 10, Chase 19, Hewitt 3. Third ballot Norris 37, Maynard 34, Manning 1, Chase 1, Hewitt 3 Fourth ballot Norris 39, Maynard 36, Hewitt 1. Mr. Norris' nomination was made unanimous. For the nomination as tax collector only one name was presented, that ot Francis G. Anthony, the present incum bent of the office. The secretary was instructed to cast a ballot for Mr. An thony. The next business .was the nominal tion of a candidate for city sheriff. Six names were placed before the conven tion. They were John F. Scholl, Addi son F. Hunie, James F. Brannigan, Jacob Continued on Sixth Page.).