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BROOKLYN DAILY FOUE O'CLOCK. NEW YOKK, THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1899 VOL. 59. 1STO. 144. - 18 PAGES. COPYRIGHT, 1SS9. BY THE BROOKLYN DAILY RAOLE. THREE CENTS. 111 TO Tells Chairman Vanderlip, Through His Secretary, That He Favors the Movement. WANTS TO SEE IT A SUCCESS. National Committee's Treasury Takes a Boom To - day Scores of Newspapers Tender Their Aid. Eagle Bureau, 60S Fourteenth Street. "Washington, D. C. May 25 The President of the United States made a contribution to the Dewey Home Fund to - day. Just before the Treasury Department closed at noon, George B. Cortelyou, acting secretary to the President, at. the request of the chief execu - . tive, called upon Chairman Vanderlip or the Dewey Home Fund Committee and handed him, on behalf of the President, a check for the fund. In turning over the contribution to Chairman Vanderlip, Mr. Cortelyou said: "The President has asked me to give you this and to say that he is deeply interested in the undertaking, and takes great pleasure in giving it his approval and joining with the people of the country in this testimonial to Admiral George Dewey." Chairman Vanderlip said to - day that he has received a number of letters from the various banks to which placards were sent stating that contributions would be received by the bank officials and forwarded to the committee at Washington. All of the officials to whccn these cards have been sent are falling in line with the movement and are gladly agreeing to act as agents for the committee. A letter was received to - day by Chairman Vanderlip from the New York Times, Inclosing a number of offers from various newspapers which volunteered to aid in the general scheme of raising funds for the purchase of a Dewey house. One dispatch from the Kalamazoo Telegram said: "The Telegram will undertake for this section to be one of the 500 papers to raise ?500 each for our Dewey." The other communications were as follows: "The St. Louis Westliche Post indorses the Dewey Home Fund suggestion and will raise o00. ' The New Nonpareil Newspaper Company of Council Bluffs, la.,, slated that that paper would be in a position to raise $500 on short notice: "We could have had it raised before - this time,' the telegram read, "except that we presumed the solicitation would be conducted in a systematic way and that receipt blanks would be provided for this purpose. Let us near from you as quickly as possible." The Williamsport Sun of Williamsport, Pa., said : If you will constitute us your representative in this .city we will be glad to aid in the Doway House scheme. To all of these offers Chairman Vanderlip sent acceptance to - day, statins that he would bo gratified if plans were made for the gath ering ot subscriptions at once. More than two hundred small contributions! were received by the Dewey Fund Commit - i tee, making the total go beyond the $4,000 j mark, the exact figures being $4,019.24. Of this amount $182 was forwarded by the four conu - iDuuons made in Brooklyn. Owing to the fact that the departments closed at noon to - day, the treasurer did not have time to prepare a detailed list of those sending in donations. The names and amounts will be announced to - morrow. FRATERNAL SOCIETIES ACTIVE. Subscription List Will Be Started by Masons at Ridgewood lodge To - night. From communications received to - day it is evident that the great fraternal societies of Brooklyn are about to take up the Dewey House Fund and put themselves on record as contributing to the patriotic movement that has attracted the attention of the whole country. Just what form the movement will take in the fraternal orders, cannot now be positively stated, but when a project once take.? hold upon the Masons, the Royal Ar - canumltes, the Catholic Legion, or the hundred and one societies that form a big part of Brooklyn's fraternal organizations, that project booms, and booms at once. It is not customary in many orders of this kind to take up subscriptions for any out - Bide event as a usual thing, but this movement is recognized as a national one that touches the heart of every lover of the land and the people help to make it great. The first subscription will start in Ridgewood Lodge of Masons to - night, on the occasion of a reception tendered to District Deputy Grand Master George F. Maddooks. M. D. Dr. Maddocks makes an official visit to his home lodge to - night and the event is the star attraction in Masonic circles this week, It is proposed, therefore, by one or two of the members of the lodge to broach the subject of having the Masons indorse the Dewey Home Fund and start a subscription to show the strength of the idea, patriotically and numerically in this borough. There are probably 15,000 Masons in Brooklyn, and when one Mason takes up a worthy enterprise, ho soon has at his back all his brothers. The Royal Arcanum presented a sword to Rear Admiral Schley and this presentation attracted great attention in the state, and. In fact, throughout the country - He, however, 1b a member of the order. If the plan to start a subscription in Brooklyn among the Ar - canumites and other orders succeeds with the initiatory movement this evening, the scope of such a contribution may be partly imagined when it is known that, there are over 100.000 members of the various orders in the borough. In the meantime the subscriptions have been started In the Young Men's Christian Association. The plan to hai 2 the lists posted was accepted with no little enthusiasm and they may now be found in all the branches and at the headquarters on Fulton and Bond streets. General Secretary See has started on a trip to Grand Rapids and no report of the subscriptions can be made until he returns. The Young Men's Christian Association has a large and patriotic membership, however, and the number of contributors is sure to be large. Individual indorsements continue to be received. Nearly every man in the District Attorney's office has lilaced himself on record Id the fund for some amount, from the chief Continued on Page 2. T GERMAN RAILROAD IN CHINA. Imperial Edict Giving Assent to Building of Road. Pekln, May 25 An imperial edict has been issued giving assent to the building ol the Tien - Tsin - Chln - Keang Railroad. This completes the work of Baron von Heyklng, the retiring German minister to China, who is still here, though preparing to leave in a few days. During the Baron'R residence at Pekin he has been uniformly successful in his negotiations with the Chinese government and has done much to raise German prestige in China THIRTY BUILDINGS BURNED. St. John, N. B.. May 25 A serious Are broke out about noon in the Indiantown district of the city. About thirty buildings have already been desroyed. All the structures in the vicinity are of wood. QUEEN'S THANKS TO MCKINLEY. London, May 25 Queen Victoria has telegraphed to the United States ambassador, M. Joseph H. Choate .thanking President Mc Kinley in warm terms for his birthday congratulations. Her Majesty's telegTam has been forwarded to Washington. EMILIO CASTELAR DEAD. The Distinguished Statesman and Orator Passes Away His Career Turbulent. Madrid, May 25 Senor Don Emilio Caste - lar, the distinguished Republican orator and statesman, who had been suffering from an j auacK or pulmonary catarrh, contracted last winter, is dead. Emilio Castelar was born in 1832. He tie - came noted early in his career. In consequence, of his extreme Democratic and Socialistic opinions, which he expounded in various liberal journals. In 186S he took a leading part in the revolutionary movement, which was put down by Serrano. On this occasion he was condemned to death, but he succeeded in making his escape, and sought refuge at Geneva, Switzerland, and afterward in Europe. When the revolution broke out, in September, 1868, he returned to his native country and was one of the most energetic leaders of the Republican movement. In June, 1SG9, he vigorously opposed the project of a regency, and he was also concerned in the Republican insurrections, which occurred in October of that year. After the abdication of the King Amadeo, Castelar became Minister of Foreign Affairs, and in 1873. ho was elected President of the Cortes, which post he vacated on September 6 of that year, when he was nominated President of the Executive Power. Later he 'oecame dictator, attempted to suppress the Carlist Insurrection and sent the Minister of War to Cuba to protect Spanish interests there. SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. Rev. Dr. Cuyler One of the Speakers at To - day's Exercises. Philadelphia, Pa., May 25 The celebration of the diamond anniversary of the American Sunday School Union, which began here yesterday, was continued to - day. Another great meeting was held this afternoon at the Academy of Music. The exercises were, opened by the Philadelphia Church Choral Union, composed of several hundred voices. Morris K. Jesup of New - York, president of the society, again presided at the meeting. The first, speaker was John H. Converse of this city, vice president of the union. He was followed by the Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Cuyler of Brooklyn, the Rev. A. F. Schauf - fier.D. D., of New York; B. F. Jacobs of Chicago,' the Rev. Henry Clay Trumbull, D. D., of this city and the Rev. L. K. Bell of Mansfield. O. The celebration will come to an end tonight when the third great meeting will be held at the academy. SMALLPOX ON A TRAIN. Attempt to Quarantine Passengers The Crew Detained. Helena, Mont., May 25 An attempt was made by local officers at Missoula yesterday to quarantine the through east bound passenger train on the Northern Pacific. The conductor discovered a case of smallpox on board the victim being a man who boarded the train at Seattle. He wired ahead for the company physicians at Missoula and the health officers upon the arrival of the train undertook to detain every person on board. All the passengers escaped but the conductor, two brnkemon and the patient who was detained and sent to the pest house. Two coaches were side tracked and the train left an hour and a quarter late with thirty passengers. ITALY AND CHINA. Premier Says San Hun Bay Negotiations Will Be Resumed. Rome. May 25 'Parliament reassembled today. In the Chamber of Deputies, which was crowded, the Vice President announced that President Zanardelli had resigned owing to the reorganization of the Cabinet. The Premier, General Polleux, said the negotiations with China regarding a concession at San Mun Bay would be resumed, in order to secure a satisfactory solution of the matter which would entail no military or financial burdens upon the country, whose aims, he added, were exclusively commercial. The Premier then begged the chamber not to accept the reslgnaticn of Signor Zanardelli and the House unanimously resolved to decline to receive it. The Chamber then adjourned. CERTIFICATES OF TEACHERS. Albany, N. Y., May 25 Senators Marshall and McCarren waited' upon the Governor today to ask him to sign Senator McCarren's bill in relation to the certificate of Brooklyn teachers. He said be would give It careful consideration. Senator Marshall thinks he will secure the Governor's signature to the Prospect avenue bill and will remain in Albany until he sees the signature affixed. GRESHAM SHOOTS HIMSELF. Portland. Ore., May 25 J. Neill Gresham of Jonesboro, Tenn.. a nephew of the late Secretary of State W. Q. Gresham. has committed suicide at the Perkins Hotel by shooting himself through the heart. He was arrested here on complaint of a banker at La Grange, Ore., for obtaining money tinder false pretenses. BURNED HERSELF TO DEATH. Saratoga. N. Y., May 25 At Fort Edward last night Mrs. Caroline Breen, during a temporary fit of insanity, saturated her clothing with kerosene and ignted it. She died In horrible agony. NAHMA BRINGS GOELET'S BODY. Newport, R. I.. May 25 The steam yacht Na'oma, with the body of Robert Goelet on board, passed Fort Adams at the entrance of the harbor at 9:55 o'clock this morning. The flag of the yacht was at half mast. Xle Brooklyn Dally Eagle Can be obtained ut all news stands, hotels and deuots in New York City. Price 3 cents. Adv. PRESIDENT YORK'S TIE BLUE New Police Regulations Prescribed for the Government of Concert Halls. EXCEPTIONALLY STRICT RULES. Their Adoption Said to Be the Result of Mazet Committee or a Sudden Outburst of Morality. "All concert halls shall he closed between the hours of midnight and 5 o'clock A. M. "There shall be no performnnceH of any sort on Sunday. This Includes Interludes, tragedies, comedies, 'lancing of all kinds on the etage. ballad slnfr - lnfr. plays, farces, negro minstrelsy. Juggling:, acrobatic performances or rope danclnK. "There shall be no sale of liquors in any concert hall between midnight on Saturday and 5 o'clock on Sunday morning. "No woman shall he allowed to wait at tables nor shall serve any liquors to customers In concert halls, nor shall performers in any concert hall be allowed to mix with the patrons of these places. "No minor under the age of 14 years shall be allowed to attend entertainments In public concert halls, except under the care of an adult. "A violation of any of these rules shall result In the withtlraval of a license. "The Chief of Police and all deputy chiefs. Inspectors and commanding officers sh - xU be held responsible fur the violation of there regulations and they must make weekly reports to the Police Hoard about places which contravene these rules." These are the regulations prescribed In rule 50 passed by the Police Board yesterday in reference to concert halls. Whether their adoption is the result of the activity displayed by the Mazet committee or are the result of a sudden outburst of morality on the part or the members of the board are questions that cannot be settled just now. The rules are sweeping in their tenor and if the members of the police force are willing to live up to them there is a bunch of trouble ahead for the concert ball keepers not only in Manhattan but at Coney Island, at Rockaway Beach, at Bergen Beach, at Bath Beach, at South Beach, at North Beach and. indeed at every one of tne popular summer resorts of the densely populated tenement bouse districts in Brooklyn and Manhattan. It happens that the Board of Police Commissioners has a great deal to say about the conduct of concert halls in the Greater New York territory. The charter and the penal code combine to give the Commissioners vast power; a power that is greater than most people suppose. All public entertainments, with very few exceptions, must be licensed by the Police Commissioners. The excluded entertainments are those given by churches for charitable purposes, by private organizations where no entrance fee is exacted, by benevolent institutions and by the fraternity of Masons in Masonic Hall. All other entertainments must, under the law, be licensed by the Police Board. Of course, the lines have not been tightly drawn, nor will they be except in case where the Sunday law is violated. Commissioner York Is responsible for the rules adopted yesterday, but they were adopted with great unanimity and will be enforced at once, it is said. The people want the laws enforced. It is argued, and they will have what may seem to be a drastic observance of the old fashioned blue lawe. No Sunday beer at Coney Island is the cry. No barkers, no giddy ballad singers, no short skirted dancers, no contortionists, no suggestive dances, no negro minstrels, no piano playing, no banjo playing or orchestrations, no merry - go - rounds. Everything must be strictly in keeping with the law ol the Sabbatharlans, and folk who want to go to Rockaway or to Coney Island must content themselves with heme made luncheons and the moaning of the sad sea waves. If the police authorities live up to the letter or the law as laid down by the board at its meeting yesterday the keepers of the concert halls will be compelled to close up their places or rent them out on Sunday "to evangelical alliances," as one policeman suggested. Although on the - face of It the rules of the board are harmless, no such radical movement has been made since Coney Island was a plain sand dune and since the oldest inhabitant on Rockaway Beach started his first oyster shanty. The law is simply to be enforced. Most of the regulations as epitomized above are provisions of the penal code, which have been on the books for som time. Commissioner York denies that Commissioner Abell, as stated in the morning papers, introduced the new rules and says that they are to be enforced. "I mean that they shall be enforced to the letter," said Mr. York to a reporter this morning. "Any one that gets It into his head that we are fooling will be very much mistaken." There is a general impression that the authorities intend to acquaint the peoplo of the greater city with the great blue laws and that the word will go out next Sunday that all places of amusement at the summer resorts must be closed. It is likely, terefore, that there will be general activity on the part of the police ajf the island and elsewhere at the Sunday summer resorts and that there will be a popular howl against the shutting up of these places. Said one man who has an interest in a place at Coney Island to an Eagle man thl3 morning, after he had very careiully scanned the rules: "This is all stuff and nonsense. No police force in the world can prevent Sunday concerts and beer selling at Coney Island. It has been tried before and it was a dismal failure. The people will rise in their might." He seemed to forget that it had ever been tried with any degree of honest effort before, for It has been a part of the creed of the law enforcers that it would be impossible to shut up Coney Island on Sunday, and that, anyway, Coney Island was an anomaly in civic government and that some latitude should bo given to It. Deputy Chief Mackellar, who carries on his somewhat narrow shoulders the responsibility for the enforcement of the law at Coney Island and throughout the Brooklyn borough, was reticent this morning, but like the Scotsman's jackdaw, of which he may be considered the prototype, he did a great deal cf thinking. "I have not read the new regulations," he Eaid guardedly, "but I think you may feel assured that they will be obeyed to the letter if I have anything to say about it. From the printed reports I imagine that there is nothing very new in the rules. They are all as they have been on the statute books. We have been trying to enforce the law. Mav - . be the police board will provide a number of men next Sunday to make a more effective struggle against the law breakers. It has been the habit In the summer time to assign a number of men from Manhattan to see that the Sunday law was enforced down there. I believe that the police board is anxious that the law should be strictly enforced and I will do my full duty in the matter." A rule wa3 also adopted yesterday forbidding policemen from attending base ball games and horse races unless called there in the observance of their official duty. That is a regulation that will meet with opposition from the men who like sometimes to see a horse race on their days off. PARIS STILL ON THE ROCKS. Another Attempt to Float the Steamer Proves Fruitless. Coverack, Cornwall, May 25 A determined attempt to float the American Line steamer Paris, which has been fast on the rocks oft Lowlands Point since early Sunday morning last, took place at 3 o'clock this morning and was fruitless. The position of the steamer has not altered, but the conditions are looked upon as being less favorable. Another attempt to float the Paris will be made this afternoon. Her foreholds will be pumped dry and the two afterholds will be filled with water, so as to tilt the steamer. A moderate north northeast wind is blowing. RIOTING IN LIVONIA. Twelve Persons Killed and Fifty "Wounded by the Military. St. Petersburg. May 25 Further advices from Riga, capital of the Baltic province of LIvonli. say that the military In suppressing the rioting between Lettish and Lithuanian workmen at that place Saturday and Sunday last, killed twelve persons and wounded fifty. "WORK ON BUFFALO DOCKS. Buffalo, N. Y., May 25 Work on the docks this morning is going on as before the strike. So much grain was elevated yesterday and last night that it is confidently expected all the vessels in the harbor will be unloaded by to - morrow. CARS ARE RUNNING NOW. Long Island Trains on the Brooklyn Elevated and the Bridge Engineer Martin Explains. The delay in the operation of the Long Island Railroad trains over the incline on Atlantic avenue, the Brooklyn Elevated Railroad and the loop at this end of the Brooklyn Bridge came to an end yesterday. The first train was run over the loop at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Chief Engineer C. C. Martin of the Brooklyn Bridge said to - day to an Eaglerepresen - tative: "The cause of the delay was simply the neglect on the part of the Brooklyn Rapid j Transit Company to make an application to run the Long Island Railroad cars over the I bridge property known as the loop. As soon j as the application was made it was granted, j The Long Island Railroad Company has also been permitted to establish ticket offices on each end of the bridge." WILL NOT COME TO BROOKLYN. The Rev. Dr. Canfield Decides to Remain in Chicago. Chicago. 111., May 25 The Rev. Dr. Andrew J. Canfield of St. Paul's Universallst Church, who was called two weeks ago to his old pastorate. Vac Church ot Our Father in Brooklyn, has decided to remain in Chicago, although he has not formally notified the Brooklyn church to this effect. It is said that Dr. HI recti's congregation established a precedent, that has been followed by Dr. Canfield. giving the preacher a life position. It was generally believed, outside of the Church of Our Father, at least, that, the Rev. Dr. A. J. Canfield would not leave his fine charge and large salary in Chicago to come to Brooklyn. The call here was unanimous, but there was nothing to indicate that Dr. Canfield would come to Brooklyn except his own remarks while here a few weeks previously, that this was his old home and he loved the people of the Church of Our Father and of Brooklyn. ROSA BONHEUR SERIOUSLY ILL. Famous Painter Is Suffering From Congestion of the Lungs. Fontainebleau, France, May 2." Ro;a Bon - heur. the famous animal painter, Is seriously ill with congestion of the lungs. Marie Rosalie lionheur, more generallly known as Rosa Eonheur, was born at Bordeaux in 1S22. She studied under her father. Raymond Bonheur, and first exhibited in the Paris Salon of 18 - 11. Her famous picture. "The Horse Fair," was exhibited at the exhibition of French pictures in London during the season of 1855. PRESIDENT OF YALE. Corporation Will Vote for Timothy Dwight's Successor To - day. New Haven, Conn.. May 25 The Corporation of Yale University met at 11:15 o'clock tnte morning and adjourned shortly after one this afternoon. At that time it was officially announced that the subject of a successor to President Timothy Dwight had been discussed, but that no vote had been taken. The corporation will meet again at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon and a vote will then be taken. AUTOMOBILE REACHES UTICA. Utica, N. Y., May 25 The horseless carriage on its trip from Cleveland, O., to New - York, left Syracuse at 4:50 this morning and arrived here at 9 o'clock, the distance being fifty - two and a half miles. The carriage remained here till 10:33. tome slight repairs being made in the footbrake. The distance to this city from Cleveland as registered by the cyclometer on the vehicle is 444 2 - 5 miles. 100,000 PLANT BURNED. Pittsburg. Pa., May 25 The fertilizing plant of Walker, Stratman & Co. on Horrs Island, was destroyed by fire to - day. Edward Probst, an employe, is missing and it is feared that he was burned to death in the building. Valuable machinery was destroyed. The loss was about $100,000. MULLADY CLAIM BILL. Albany, N. Y., May 25 Governor Roosevelt, at the request of Assemblymen Collier and McKeown, to - day signed the bill allowing the Board of Estimate to settle the claim of Michael Mullady for cutting trees on the streets of Brooklyn by direction of the late City Works Commissioner Adams. SECRETARY WILSON'S DENIAL. Washington, D. C, May 25 Secretary Wilson denied the report that he would be a candidate to succeed J. H. Gear as United States Senator from Iowa. SILK MILL DESTROYED. Pater?on. N. J.. May 25 Nightengale's silk mill was completely 'destroyed by fire today. The loss is estimated at $50,000, partly covered by insurance. Standard, fIo)lle) t the BrcweT)', 51.10 per case of 21 bottles'. At Krocers. Out of town ordera proirptly attended to. Order by postal or tel - opbone.lM W'sbnrElJ. Otto llubtr Urewtry. Ilronkl n. FRANCHISE TAX BILL PASSED 8! LEGISLATURE. Vote in Senate Was 30 to and in Assembly 87 to 62. 18, MAY BE SIGNED TO - MORROW. Three Democrats Voted With the Republicans Grady's New Line of Attack Fruitless. (Special tohe Eagle.) Albany, N. Y., May 25 The Ford franchise bill passed the Senate to - day at 1 o'clock by a vote of 30 to 18, three Democrats, Mackey and Rampsberger of Buffalo and Senator La Roelie of Brooklyn voting with the Republicans. Senator Wagner promised to vote for the bill, but a speech made by Senator Stranahan in which he quoted Greeley's remark about horse thieves and Democrats, changed his mind and he voted with hits party. The - bill was sent to the Assembly, which passed It shortly before 3 P.M. The bill was passed by a vote of S7 to 62. The Governor will sign it some time tomorrow If the engrossed copy is in the shape he desires it, as it will probably be. The Governor does not believe the corporations will seek to upset the franchise tax bill. He believes the talk about that being done is along the same line as the opposition to the Raines law. which has not been assailed, despite the threats made prior to Its passage. He thinks the corporations will realize that any attempt to defeat the law which he is about to put into operation will so arouse public sentiment that a much more radical bill will be passed. There was a new line of attack upon the bill when It was taken up In the Senate this morning. Senator Grady offered the amendment to substitute local assessors for the state board, and this being defeated he offered an amendment to have the people elect the assessors, as he stated last evening he would do. This was also voted down. Then he assailed the bill upon the ground that it was unconstitutional. He said the bill absolutely relieved corporations from the taxes it protended to impose, because it was unconstitutional. The courts, he continued, have held that under the constitution such officers, with such duties as the bill designated, should either be elected or appointed by local officers. Every lawyer in the Senate, he declarer!, knew that tbc corporations could defeat the operation of the bill when tho demand for payment of taxes was made upon this point. "Let it be understood," he said in conclusion, "the responsibility Is on the majority of the Legislature, and lot it be known that their attention and the attention of the Governor has been called to the fact when this bill was being conuldorefl." Senator Elsberg in answering Senator Grady said the Supreme Court of the United States had held that the proposed legislation was constitutional and not only constitutional, but fair, as It provided that where a road ran through several counties the only way to get an equitable tax was by having values fixed by one central board. He believed the bill was a fair one and did not discriminate against New York City, because its provisions applied to all cities, villages and hamlets of the state. There was nothing In the point raised by Senator Grady, he said, because the decision referred to applied tn the appointment or ofilcers and not to the performance of duties. "We don't interfere with the duties of the local assessors," he rontinued," and they retain all the jurisdiction they ever had." The corporations, he asserted, were not given unfair advantage in the deductions made; they simply prevented double taxation and that was fair to the individual and the corporation as well. The amended bill simply provided a method for carrying out the provisions of the Ford bill. Senator Grady made a humorous speech in which he poked a lot of fun at Senator Elsberg and then again he quoted the decision on the constitutionality of the question. "Does the Senator know that decision was defined in four other decisions which have since been rendered as not affecting ofTlcors with duties such as this bill imposes?" asked Senator Stranahan. "I nave - not heard of them," was the reply. "Well, they have been handed down in casts assailing the Statu Excise Department," said Senator Stranahan. HI have not been apprised of them," replied Senator Grady, "and I will keep my Hag waving Just the same. I want to be on record as protesting against this bill on the ground of its unconstitutionality." He then repeated his arguments of yesterday and after he had talked some time. Senator Bracket! suggested that the circus was In town and would start at 2:15. This caused a laugh and Senator Grady closed his remarks by saying: "I talked for the Ford bill before the Governor did. I voted for It before the Governor said he favored it. I will vote for the Ford bill now that the Governor is opposed to it. It is not that the favor ui the Governor allows me to talk em the bill. It was the courage, pertinacity, perseverance, high public endeavor of Senator Ford that gave me the opportunity to talk for the Ford bill and I thank him for it. The movement that he has started may be; thwarted now and hindered again, but in the end it will trlimrjih." The motion to kill the bill by recommittal was defeated by a party vote and then the roll call upon the bill began. Senator Donnelly explained his vote, saying he was for the Ford bl!l because ile believed it was efficacious and he was suspicious of the new bill and believed politics had crept in it, so he voted in the negative. Senator Brown explained his support of the bill, saying he believed It was a just bill and fair to all. Senator Grady said the reason he voted no was because of the infamy of prostituting a tax measure: by making a political weapon of it. Senator Macke - y said he regretted to disagree wilh bin leader, but he believed the new bill was Infinitely better than the Ford bill. He was willing to take - the chance - of Republicans getting pe!itieal advantage out of It. fer he know that it would be the death of any party to administer the? law unjustly. He was willing the Republicans should have the responsibility of administering the law. Senator Malby said he favored the - original bill because it was concise, complete in its provisions and easily understood and easy to carry in execution. It had been indorsed by the people, irrespective of partv affiliation. ! He, however, accorded tn the Governor a sincere desire tee do absolute Justice to all the j people and he would vote fer the bill, although he diel ne)t agree with all Its provisions. He did nejt think the bill would give any party political advantage, because it would ruin the party te) make a polities machine out of it. The feature of the bill he mainly opposeid was the part providing for deductions, which he believed was unfair to corporations which had been struggling along for fifty years compared with new corporations just entering prosperous fields. Senators Raines and Stranahan wound up the speech making and the vote was taken, the result being as stated above. As soon as the Senate adjourned the House was called togoth.fr, all the amendment? offered by the Democrats in the Senate were Introduced and discussion be - gan. The arguments used were the same. EXPENSES OF STATE BOARD. Bill Appropriating S10.000 Passed by the Senate. Albany. N. Y.. May 25 Senator Higglns. after the passage of the Ford bill, called up the bill making an appropriation of $10,000 for the expenses of the State Board of Tax Commissioners. The bill was passed 4fi to 1, Senator Foley alone voting against it. Governor Roosevelt sent in a message recommending for the consideration of the legislation an amendment to the state finance law, changing the date of the payment to the State Treasurer of the moneys therein specified and also providing that the section shall not apply to the fund of the state prisons known as the Capitol fund. Senator Hlgglns then offered a bill, reported by the finance committee, lo amend the finance law passed at the regular session, providing that all moneys or fees received by the state departments shall b epald Into the state treasury montniy to exempt tne uapitoi fund from its operation as recommended by the Governor. The bill was immediately passed. $75,000 APPROPRIATED. Bill Granting That Sum for the Dewey ! Celebration Passed. i . . ! mDany, in. i - , jih - i w .vjivj. atlng $75,000 for the expenses of the celebration in honor of Admiral Dewey was called up In the Senate this afternoon and passed unanimously. Senator Raines then offered a resolution providing that two Senators shall be appointed by the President and three members of the Assembly appointed by the Speaker, to cooperate with the Governor in the preparations for the Dewey celebration. This was adopted without opposition. The Senate then at 1:30 took a recess until 3 o'clock MAY NOT DROP SILVER ISSUE. To - day's Meeting of Democratic - Na - j ,n,u17 f ,d TIsles ne h y 5 . place for Jeles with Russell. Irwin Si Co., a tional Committee in St. Louis - Alt - j big hardware firm in Chambers street. Isles geld Repairing His Fences. j refused absolutely to take the pince. It was i an insult, he said, and he wanted a political St. Louis. Mo.. May 25 John P. Altgeld ar - j position, rived this morning and set to work to repair Winant was asked if Isles had not be - the damage done to his fences yesterday by j longed to every political faction in his ward the Harrison forces of Illinois. j aml in thls county for ten years. The ques - "1 guess they will not impair my usefulness I tlon was objected to as immaterial and was to any great extent," he said. "I intend to ; sustained. continue right along us I have been." hJare - c"'SH examination Winant was asked A lnrKe number of noliticians arrived early ! lv.h"' - .n - Vh 16. when to - day and long before the time set for the - meeting of the National Committee the lob bles of the rianters' Hotel were filled. They were all in a state of general uncertainty regarding the outcome of the meeting, but the feeling is growing stronger that sliver will not be? dropped as a party issue. It is asserted on all sides that It will be a factor in the next campaign. C. A. Walsh of Ottumwa, la., the secretary of the Democratic National Committee, recently returned fvom tho Klondike, reached here to - day. "I was not quite as far off as they thought 1 was," said he. "I have been in Ottawa. Canada, for the last four months, looking after some mining matters and when I saw by the papers that this meeting had been called I just thought I would run down and attend it. I don't know anything more than I have read regarding tho objects of the meetin Ex - Governor Stone of Missouri was very hopeful this nirrning that there would bo a i "Yes." working majority of the committee on hand J Grorge F. Ell:ott said he wa.s an intimats when the meeting came to order, but con - ! friend of the defendant, having known 'Mn fessed that it was practically out of the j since 1S80. Witness had never heard until'tha question to talk of it until after the commit - j Indictment was found, any one say a word teemen had been rounded up and replied to ! against Winant's character.' He believed Withe' roll i - 3 1 1 . ; nant to be a man of high character' Mr. Bryan, when he arrived from Pittsfleld. "Alderman Francis J. Burnt: testified that ho 111., was very hoarse, but thought he would bo i had known Winant fur ten ycar - i and W' - able to speak at the banquet. j nant's reputation wa3 good. He never beard : anything derogatory to Winnni CALLED TO OHIO. I 'Via'"?1! L ",2s K - '!t' "feet, a jeweler, ' testified that m February. lSfis. h crossed the Z A j . ' Tw'enty - third Street Ferrv from Broad - viv The Rev. W. H. Hudnut Wanted in with Isles, and walked with rip t Tile." Youngstovn. Youngstown. O.. May 25 At a congregational meeting of the First Presbyterian Church of this city, held last night, a unani mous call was extended to the Rev. W. H. Hudnut of Brooklyn. N. Y., to become co - pastor with the venerable. - Dr. D. 11. Evans, who for so many years has ministered to the congregation. Dr. Evans requires a rest and contemplates a long visit abroad. Mr. Hudnut is a Princeton man, about 35 years old and at present! pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn. The Rev. William Hudnut came here from Port Jervis, N. Y., as the successor to the Rev. Dr. Clark, the first pastor of Grace Church. Mr. Hudnut has done much good wrrk and the church is now on a prosperous footing, a goodly sum of the debt having been recently II. ted. When see - n this morning Mr. Hudnut said he had just received notice of the call to Youngstown by telegraph, and expected the formal call to scon follow. H" had not made up his mind regarding it and would no: do so for several days. It was also learned that Mr. Hudnut preached In Youngstown layt Sunday and a committee from there heard him here in Grace Church previously. IOWA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS. Mistake in the Code Which Would Aid Democratic Party. Des Moines. la., May 25 By a remarkable accident the discovery has been made that the Legislature in IS!'", in re'vising the Iowa code, unintentionally provided that hereafter presidential electors shall be chosen by the congressional districts instead of by the state at large. j The law as it stands would probably give the ' Democratic party two rind perhaps three; e - lec - tors in the presidential election of ll.'OO. The I next Legislature will undoubtedly restore the j old law. SESSION MAY END TO - NIGHT. ! Albany. N. Y.. May 25 There will be a ! Flower memorial service this arternoon and i It Is expected the extra session will be ended j to - night. Efforts are still being made to get j a separate. - bureau eif elections bill through, I but it is doubtful whether it ran bo done. I Mlci - .ael J. Dady of Brooklyn, who has been pushing it along, does not give up hejpe, but j at r.tjon to - day said it was sliding e:i thin ! ice. I GERMAN FREE MASONS. Detroit. Mich.. .May 25 The Circle of Ger - : man - Anu - ri'. - an Free Mi;i!i Lodges, represent - 1 lng some 10,000 .Masons ef German birth or j parentage, held its third annual convention ! to - eiay. The session, which was secret, was , devoted largely to p i.'. - ts of officers and com - 1 mitt K - and general discussion of the fraternity's interests, j FISHING SCHOONER WRECKED. j Chatham. Mass.. May 25 - - The little fishing j scheiemer Florence Peur of Provinreteewn ' stranded on Shovelful rfhoal this morning and 1 will bo a total lot - s. 1 he cn - w saving statiein. er,. landed at Monomoy lif SPANISH GUNS FOR ORNAMENTS. Preparations ;iro lu itig made at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to mount several cf the Spanish guns captured at Santiugo, on the lawn leading to the Lyceum building. SUMMING OP BEGINS li THE mm CASE. Former Justice Brown Makes a Savage Attack on Isles, the Prosecution's Witness. WINANT'S CLOSING TESTIMONY. A Number of Witnesses Swear to the Excellent Character of the Defendant. Charles M. Winant, defendant in the cas on trial before Justice Keogh and a juri In Part IV of the Supreme Court, on a charge ot bribing Secretary F. G. Isles of the March, 189S. Grand Jury, which was investigating charges against Theodore B. Willis and W. E. Philips, went, on the witness stand again this morning. Lawyer Welch in redirect examination of Winant asked Winant whether Isles met the witness at the saloon on tha morning of March 1C, when witness was trying to get Isles a situation. Winant replied that he thought he testified that he met Islea and tbat tney wpnt before a committee. On recollection, he did mec Ieles there anel went to the committee meeting. In the afternoon ; he met Isles in front, of the Pen Office bulld - ! lng. and In the evening went before the com - i mlttee. They dined at a restaurant. "Didn't have champagne then?" "No, he could have had it if he wante4 it." "At Republican headquarters you made application to a number of members to gat Isles the place of United States Marshal?" "Yes." "And you saw John Thome about it?" "Yes." "And you failed to get the place?" "I failed." . it.ueti i.ie nni'n in rn tt v i ,i - - 1 ......... j witness renewed his efforts on Isles' "behalf! witness sain isles became ubuslv:. "1 found he was a very ungrateful man, as a Mason." "When did you find that out?" "After the indictments were found." Former Justice Jesse Johnson was called to testify to the - character of Winant, whom witness had known for about fifteen years. They had never stood In the relations of attorney and client. Not lnfrequent.lv he had heard Winant spoken of :n a man ot good character. "I regarded him as a man of good character Ive heard him well spoken of. not particular y commendatory, but assuming that he had a good character." CrosB examined, witness said their acquaintance was largely through political matters in the (section where thev lived. "Do your fnmilics visit?" "No; wo speak and hold pleasant relations." jvui ui urra : counsel f. - ir win - ., 1 Philips?" . ou - v.uiiu sireet anei f inn avenue. On :1ih wht !t Cir.i. ... . 'J : up lsko said he expected a $ a day job on i tne? urand Jury :a March. The scandal en I. was to h investigated. Witness advi - ,., J - les I not to go on the Grand Jury, as Uu - a knew tho ! parties .accused. I.sles said he - was going ! into it as there was something in it far him. I Cross - examined, witness said lsles "inter - ; viewed Willis and Phillips and some other, j "Don't you know that Isles didn't know on ; of thcue men ?" i "He knew tiii - m the s.imr :n: I .liil i - h,,v the n.iy illdn t you t.iink it right for him to or - on a grand jury and do his ilutv as a citizen ?" "Well. I thought he knew them all and he shouldn't be on a jury. I didn't know whether It was n grand jury or what k::id of a Jury It e - ns William M. Rome, seeretarv of Zoredath Lodge, testified that in 1 S'is. " I.;ies and Winant were at the lodgo on the evening of February 2S. March 7. M and 28. whe - :i Winant said they were. Winant was senior master of ceremonies and Isles, junior detenu. Naval Officer Robert Sharkey testified that he has lived in this county thirty - six vear; that he met Isles on an elevated railroad" Train in February, 18fS, ne - ar Reid avenue station, teles, told witness he had arranged to hnve himself drawn on the Grand Jurv for .March; that, as certain officials we.ro to be - investigated, he intended to make e - oniething out of it. "He asked me to try to get a place as typewriter and stenographer in the customs service. No consideration was mentioned. I said he must por?s an examination and get on the eligible list. Then we might get a place for him. I doubted his statement, that h had arranged to have himself drawn on the Grand Jury and he showenl me a notice." Naval Officer Sharkey was asked if he had heard Winant spoken of by nelshbnro. "He bears a first class character." I3y a Juror Did he tell you how he had arranged to get on the Grand Jury? "I asked how he had been made a member of the Grand Jury. He said he had not been around the City Hall for three or four vears for nothing." (Laughter.) By Mr. Emerson Did you ask him further how be had managed te get on the Grand Jury? "No; I didn't want to know, either." "You told persons .v!:ai Isles said on the train about the Interview?" "I Told everyone; yon were fne - , Mr. Welch, and Ross Appleton. I was subpen.ted here. 1 didn't want to come." "Did you tell Willis?" "No; I haven't seen him in a vear and a half." "Did you tell Philips?" "I think I di.1: I'm not sure." Isabella Dixon, employe! in a book store as manager and connected with St. Michael' Church as teacher in the Sun lay school, testified that fhe and he - r two sisters k - pt house on the top floor at 21 Cuniberla:! 1 street, where Winant lives, on the !mvr Hour, and she saw Isles on an evening of March, ISPS, when she opeto d the doeir for him. Isles called to see Winant, but Mrs. Winan: said he was not in. Isles told Mrs. Winant to tell Winant that he had come to ee about a position. Witness - aid that she boards with Mrs - . Winant now. with others. I.sles. on tiiat ni'ht see me. i anxious to lvave. as Wirjant was not at home. Mrs. Adelaide Winant. who said . - he had been married to the defendant for seventeen years, testified that they ce.j two daughters, on - H and the otlie - r 10 years old. Mr. Welch Your husband has always been a K(od. faithful husband w vera? Objected to and objection sustained. Mrs. Winant began to cry and Justice Kfogh said the wltnciis should not be subjected to any such ordeal in open court. Mrs. Winant proceeded to testify that Isles called Continued on Page 2.

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