Boston Daily Globe, January 28, 1897

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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - January 28, 1897, Boston, Massachusetts L USE THE DAILY GLOBE— •*^FOR YOUR WANT ADS! If you want to get results. Globe Wants Pay Best. . . Sire lepton Bail# (Blok. ISTOP EXPERIMENTING! •—  PUT YOUR WANT AOS! In the Daily Globe where you I are sure of the best returns. : VOL LI—NO 28.HOSTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28, 1897—TEN PAGES. PRIDE TWO GENTS. CONTENTS OF TODAY’S GLOBE. - J- P»B« I. Pres Eliot, in his Harvard annual report, cay* management of athleUc sports has been "Tor some years unintelligent and therefore unsuccessful; university in need of more money. Two Spanish officers, with their commands and ammunition, go over to the Cubans. Needs of Boston considered at the dinner of the Real Estate exchange. Testimony in the Danvers poisoning case regarding the movements of Kennedy and Mrs Learoyd. Five men Instantly killed on the railroad near East Norwalk. Princess Chimar quarrels with the gypsy and leaves him. National board of trade for international bimetallism. Steeled! falls 132 feet, striking on a man’s head; he is still alive. Pa ire 2. Regulars win in the democratic state committee legal contest. Amateur skating speed championships at Htaten island. Dyrphester Centrals beat Salems at bowling; other games. Manufacturers at Philadelphia call for prompt tariff revision. Petition signed by 3000 Bostonians for a separate building for the girls' Latin school presented to the school board. .Mayor Cob!) of Newton scores Supt of {schools Aldrich. Lynn board of trade addressed on question of increase of convict labor «h«cmaklng. Page Rev A. A. Boric sharpy arraigns Senator Hoar at fruit and produce exchange dU»er; association Indorsed Long for^^Rnet. Harvareheats C. H. and L. at ice polo; other games. Page I. McKinley proposes to clothe his cabinet members with more dignity; Luge’s immigration bdl passed by the house. House passes to engrossment the appropriation of *250.000 for cattle commission; other business on Beacon Hill. Architect Gould challenges school committeeman Paul to prove Ids assertions. Tragedy on the hark Isaac Jackson. Accident to Mrs Henry W. Grady, widow of the famous Georgia journalist. Claimants for land damages against tho defunct cape Cod ship canal company receive their checks. Pit KC 5. Dances in Boston and vicinity. Senator Sherman informs Gov Bushnell that he will resign from the senate and suggests that Mark Hanna be appointed his successor. Oago of Chicago seems to be slated for the treasury portfolio. Gage summoned to meet McKinley. Three burglars captured at the south end. Charlestown lads hold up” another and t ub him of 50 cents. Young colored girls in South Carolina tight a fatal duel with pocket knives. Adams chapter, IO. A. R., celebrates its first anniversary. Ixjss to Boston safe deposit and trust company by Treas Miles’ defalcation reported to be $148,452. Somerville aldermen reject proposed city charter. Puit«* ti. Pitiful case of destitution discovered at the South end. Pinto 7. Corporation of the institute of Technology elects Prof Crafts chairman of faculty. Awards at the poultry show. Real estate matters. Page 8. Radical change in conducting harness races adopted by owners of Combination park. Elliott has not been idle in the fight for L. A. W. presidency. Page ti. Important auction sales of horses and carriages. Pnsre IO. Evangelists' Moody and Jones address large audiences. Efforts to have all the New England senators indorse T. Jefferson Coolidge for a cabinet position fail. Ex Gov Long says there has been no "formal tender” to him of a cabinet position. Hood-VanVoorhis wedding at Newton, Pres Eliot talks to toilers on "Relations of the College to Workingmen" at Parker memorial. WERE SEEN TOGETHER. Topic Discussed at Real      Five    Men    Killed    on    Track Estate Dinner. Many Witnesses Testify About Mrs ; at East Norwalk, Conn. ATHLETIC EVILS. Pres Meredith Wed Forward to Bright Business Futon Learoyd and Kennedy. Mr Flanders Spoke of the Associated Work. Better Dock Facilities Urged by Mr White. Mayor Favored Abolition of the Comnioif’ Council. LOVE FLIES OUT OF THE WINDOW. Princess Chimay Quarrels With Her Own Jancsi and Leaves Him in a Milan Hotel. LONDON, Jan 27—A dispatch to the 4ilail from Vienna says that a violent quarrel occurred at Milan between the Princess Chimay, formerly Miss Clara Ward of Detroit, Mich, and Jancsi Rigo, the Hungarian gypsy musician, for whom the princess recently deserted her husband. Tile screams of the princess and the violent language of Rigo created great ! excitement and alarm among the guests* j of the hotel at which the couple were ! staying, and complaint was made lo the i landlord. The affair ended by the departure of the princess, who started, unattended by the gypsy, for Monte Carlo. Before leaving the princess paid her own share of the bill due at the hotel, but refused to pay that Incurred by Rigo, who Is consequently In an awkward position, being in need of money to settle his account. ANO THE MAN STILL LIVES. Long Steel D/ill Fell 132 Feet, Striking on Top of His Head, Nearly Cutting It in Two. CLINTON, Jan 27-A heavy steel drill four feet long and an Inch and a quarter in diameter, fell from the surface at shaft No. 2 of the Metropolitan water works tunnel, Clam Shell pond, last : ight, to the bottom of the cage, a distance of 132 feet. It struck Thomas Reynolds, 27, a tunnel workman, across the skull, crushing the bone and into the brain, from the summit of the forehead above the left eye to the back part of the head, almost splitting it in twain. Reynolds ’ I at Clinton hospital in a critical condition. The doctors have no hope for his recovery. They wonder how he escaped instant death. A strip of his skull, five inches in length, two wide, crushed to small bits, was removed, laying bare his brain. He is conscious. GUILTY OF MURDER. Evidence of 8-Year-Old Girl Mainly Led to the Conviction. DORCHESTER, N £, Jan 27-The trial of John Sullivan for the murder of Mrs Ellas Dutcher of Meadow Brook, N B, was concluded in the supreme court here today, the prisoner being found guilty. On the night of Sept IO last Mrs Butcher’* residence was burned,and Mrs Butcher and her son Harris perished in the flames. Maggie Dutcher, aged 8, was rescued from the burning building and it was mainly on her evidence that the prisoner was convicted. The motive for the crime Aas robbery. The evidence showed that Sullivan first murdered his victims and. after robbing the house, fired it to conceal the crime. Sullivan’s counsel applied for a ^tay of sentence, but the judge refused the «uaaIicatl«B* /_______ __ A city that can exhibit such a fine body of men as that which comprised the gathering at the seventh annual dinner of the Boston real estate exchange at the Exchange club last evening has good cause for genuine feeling of pride. If the real estate men of this vicinity have been experiencing seriously the effects of the hard times that so many complained of during the last two or three years, their appearance did not give any indications of it. For a happier and more prosperous crowd one could travel many a mile without finding. and yet they showed the true spirit that enters into the growth of all great communities—that expressed in the motto “Excelsior,” implying that the course of progress never reaches a necessary limitation and that the highest interest* to be aimed at by the Individual are those which affect the entire citizenship of a community. The first fact to impress one, upon looking at the members of the exchange assembled together, was the general youthfulness that seemed to prevail among them. Few were beyond middle life, and apparently a majority were what might justly be called young men, their faces bearing the stamp not only of Intellectuality but of sagacity and trained Judgment. The topic assigned for dispassion was in itself a tribute to the public spirit with which they are evidently imbued, as an organization. The i apt attention with which they listened to the discussion of subjects too often deemed lacking in the elements of popular interest, their quick appreciation of the salient points in that discussion, and the hearty applause with which they indorsed the main features of the great projects that were presented to them, to enlist their support, proved that In this organization Boston has a power that will be l'kely to make- itself felt in Washington, on Beacon Hill, or wherever It may be necessary to appeal for justice*. Hurt, tills city may asarum* the proud position tor which nature and the character of her people have evidently intended her. Guests of Honor. J. Morris Meredith, the president of the exchange, occupied the chair, and the speakers were Osborne Howes of the metropolitan district commission, Rufus A. Flanders, president of the associated bourd of trade; Clinton White of the state commission fin public docks, and Mayor Quincy and Samuel Wells. In addition to the above there were also seated at the chief table Col Francis Peabody Jr. Col Harry E. Russell, John Mason Little, Frederick H. Vlaux, Sidney M. Williams, Lawrence Minot, Capt Nathan Appleton, C. W. Whittler, Joseph W Homer, F. Ernest Cabot, 8. Parkman Blake, Joshua B. Holden, John C. Cobb, Arnold H. Rand and Edward S. Bradford. An important feature ni the dinner was the introduction of an original song, entitled "The Broker's Lot,” with Benjamin F. Dorr as the soloist und a triple quartet of young real estate men to swell the chorus. Heretofore the musical program at these dinners has cost about *150, but this year it did not cost as much, while the applause that rewarded the singing was just as voc lfer-ous as ever. Pres J. Myrrls Meredith made a model presiding officer, both on account of his distinguished appearance and the modesty and excellent common sense displayed In his opening remarks, which were confined to what might be regarded us the legitimate province of a chairman, and did not, cs a chairman’s speech so often dees, cut the ground J from beneath the feet of the succeeding speakers. The utterance that met with unanimous and quick response, perhaps above all else, was w hen he referred with cordial feelings to Alexander S. Porter being unable to be present owing to the condition of his health, and to his sending a dispatch of affectionate greeting. When the chairman paid a warm tribute to the treasurer of the club. Mr Vlaux, for his unselfish devotion to its interests at all times, the admirable results of which were never more conspicuous than in the completeness of details characterizing the dinner, there was also a splendid outburst of applause that showed the esteem in which Mr Vlaux is held by his fellow-members. Mr Meredith found in the prevailing situation today indications of a bright future for the commercial world in this vicinity. At the close of the chairman’s speech treasurer Vlaux presented a message embodying the sentiments of tho meeting toward their absent member, Mr Porter. It was unanimously adopted. It was as follows; "To Alex. S. Porter: "The members of the real estate exchange accept your greetings and good wishes in the spirit they are given, and wish you In return long lite arid prosperity.”” Boomed Boston. Mr Howes, the first speaker, talked upon that always timely subject, "The Greater Boston,” treating It more particularly from the business or real estate standpoint, according to the recommendations of the commission of which he is a menjber. He pointed out that the real estate business, above any other, depends upon the prosperity of all others, and sought to show that a federation of many towrns and cities near by with Boston, under a county system of government, is what is needed, rather than annexation. He claimed that such a federation would be a great advertisement to the city, and that while that Is merely a sentimental consideration, it »s a most important one, as shown in the general trend of affairs with leading cities all over the country, if not In the world. Express Passed as They Stepped Aside lo Give It Free Way. Meetings Arranged by Latter,..Who Sent Son of a Neighbor to See Fas‘ TraI" Was ",,e ___    W here They Stood. Whether Mr Learoyd Was Gone    ____ —Policeman, Car Conductor, Sta- Engine struck and Whirled tion Agent and Farm Hand Tell Them Int0 Eternity- Of Seeing Them.    E»elit('('r    Saw    Them    and    He- versed, but Too Late. Two Spanish Officers “Management at Harvard, for Some Desert Spain. Years, Unintelligent.” Tate With Them Their Men, Guns aid Ainunitm ti (ion Gomez Wakes One of Them a Colonel, CORNER WHERE KENNEDY STOOD AND WATCHED THE LEAROYI) HOUSE. SALEM, Jan 27—Women are taking a much deeper interest than (lie men In the Learoyd poisoning case, bm the large attendance of the fair sex at the trial will attest. On the street, in stores, electric cars; in fact, wherever two or more women are seen together, the principal subject of conversation is that case. This morning Katie Price, domestic in the employ of the Learoyd family, was recalled to the stand and cross-examined bv Daniel N. Crowley. She testified that on the morning of Nov ti she discovered on entering the dining room that T.earoyd’s mustache cup was turned bottom side up and that a yellowish powder was sprinkled on the table cloth and upon some of the chairs. On turning Learoyd’s cup over she discovered a yellowish powder in the bottom of the vessel and a quantity of the same substance adhering to the crossbar cf the cup. She called Mr Lea-royd’s attention to the powder, and lie took the cup and carried it into his wife’s room, where it remained all that day. Q. Did you find any windows open that morning, Katie? A. No. Q. Did you make new tea for .supper that night? A. I did. Q. Did you see any strange men about the house that day? A. I did not. Q. Was Mrs Learoyd at breakfast with the men that morning? A. She was not. Q. Did you ever see Mrs Learoyd drink tea? A. Not since I had been in the house. Q. Did Mrs Learoyd go to the table that night before the farm hands left It? A. She went to the table just before they left. Q. How long after you drank the tea were you sick? A. Soon after I began washing the dishes. q. Who told you that the men were sick? A. Mrs Learoyd. I signal. Kennedy on that day went in the direction of tho Beaver brook sta- j tion." On another occasion when Kennedy rode to tile Learoyd farm he (Kennedy) asked Mrs Learoyd’s 4-year-old boy if his mother was at home. Q. What did the child say? A. That ; she was in the house. . Q. What did Kennedy then do? A. He passed out of the yard. Q. When next did you see Kennedy? A. About 45 minutes later he was standing ut Learoyd’s gate going toward I Doyles Corner. At this point the counsel on both sides hold a private conference with Justice j Bishop. Continued, on Aho Third Pose. Dr Baldwin Testifies. Bist Atty White then called on Dr F. W. Baldwin, who attended the sick persons In Learoyd’s home on the evening of Nov (i. The witness testified that he found all of^se parties sniftering from the same symptoms. Hardy Hall appeared to be the sickest. Albert F. Learoyd, Robert Hall and Katie Price were also very ill. Learoyd had a very weak pulse,cramps in his legs, laxity of the bowels, and was quite "dogey.” Hardy Hall vomited blood. Gave all of the patients medicine to make them vomit more. All were more or less sick for a week, had headaches. weakness and irritation of the kidneys. All had marked symptoms of arsenical poisoning. q. How severe a case of poisoning was it? A. They were all very weak, Mr Learoyd and Hardy Hall being the most seriously poisoned. Q. Are you prepared to say how serious the eases might have been had a physician not been called? A. It is quite possible that if vomiting had not ensued all might have died from the effects of the poison. At 11.10 Dr Baldwin was dismissed from the witness stand, and the jury was given a recess of five minutes. Hall Tells About That Snore. Hardy Hall, who heard the snore in the barn, was called to the stand at 11.25. He was examined by Bist Atty White. On the morning of Nov I, as he entered the barn, he heard some one snoring on the haymow. Went up on to the hay and round Wm. Kennedy asleep. Woke him ip, and he requested th*” he should be called again when he (Hall) drove away. "I then loaded up my wagon and as I was about to drive away Kennedy came out of the barn and got on to the milk team and rode away with me. Kennedy told me while on the hay not to tell Bert Learoyd that I had seen him. Kennedy rode with me to Danvers, and left me at 7.15.” On the next morning, at 2.30, witness testified that he again entered the barn and heard what he supposed was the same snore as on the previous morning. Q. Did you see Kennedy on the day of the poisoning? A, Yes, on that afternoon on a street car going from Danvers to Salem. Witness next described the scenes and incidents on the night of the poisoning. He then testified that Kennedy had ridden in the milk team three or four times previous to the poisoning. Kennedy at one time spoke of Bert Learoyd’s having served him a mean trick, and that he would get square with him. At one time Kennedy rode from Danvers to Doyles Comer. During the trip he asked lf "Bert” w'as at home. “I told him that I did not know. He then asked me, as soon as I arrived home, to signal lf Bert was away. I did not J*    * Cross-examined by Mr Crowley; Q. Did Kennedy ever tell you what kind of a trick Learoyd had played on him? A. No. Q. Was it a common thing for i.ea-royd to have liquor in the barn? A. I do not know as it was. Q. It could not stay there long, could It? (Laughter.) A. Not with six men on the farm. Q. Who brought the liquor there? A. I did, some. Q Did you ever call Kennedy out of your milk wagon? A. Yes, sir. Q. Did you have whisky on the wagon? A. I did. Q. Did you tell Kennedy on the team that Learoyd was down on him? A. I heard Kennedy say that Learoyd was down on him. Q. Did you tell Kennedy that you did not blume Mrs Learoyd for wanting someone else as he (Learoyd) was lame, and drunk all the time? A. I do not remember. Q. Did you ever tell Kennedy that Learoyd was up In the field? A. I think I did. q». On one occasion when Kennedy visited the barn did you give him a drink of whisky and say it was Bert’s? A. I do not remember. Q. When you were taken siek did you go upstairs and remain there all night? A. I remained until the next morning, when I went out doors. Q. Was the snoring you heard in the snore? A. An ordinary $oUTH NORWALK. Conn, Jan 27-Gflngs of men have boon at work for some time repairing tho tracks of the New York, Now Haven & Hartford railroad in the vicinity of East Norwalk. Four men were at work today only a short distance from tho railway station, filling in tho eastbound passenger track with stone ballast under tho direction of section foreman J. J. Powers. There are four tracks al this place. On the track on which all weSo at work the Boston express, leaving New York at 1.02 p rn, goes through without stopping ut 2.o7. About the same time a westbound freight goos through Kust Norwalk on tile next traok. Ai tho warning whistle of the express today foreman Powers and his mon stepped over upon the westbound freight track and leaned upon their tools waiting for their train to pass. Tho wind carried the smoke and steam from the express engine upon the adjoining track, enfolding the men and shutting out the sight of the oncoming freight train. Engineer Fred Fields of the freight engine, who lives in the village, had Just whistled, us he always does at this point as a signal to his wife, when vile drifting smoke and steam blew aside from the track In front, showing him the men on the track. The locomotive was within two or three rods of the men and the train plunging ahead 40 miles an hour. Jerking the whistle cord with one hand Fields reversed the lever with^*e other, and leaning out of tho cab window he yelled at the Imperiled men In front. They probably heard nothing and knew' nothing until they were struck. The roar of the passenger engine had drowned out the whistle and the rattle of the oncoming freight. One after another, in lightning succession, engineer Fields saw the five men caught up, w’htrled into the air and thrown away to the side, as the engine, straining und rocking against its own progress but pushed- on by the impetus of the heavy train behind, thundered on. Men from the station had seen the accident and were running toward the place the instant the men were struck. Powers lay JXI feet away from the track and the other men were scattered on either side. All were dead or so near dead that there was no hope of helping them. The men from the station, with conductor McIntyre, engineer Fields and the hands from the train, carried the bodies to the station, and from there they were taken to South Norwalk. The dead men are Jas. J. Powers of South Norwalk, foreman; John Griffin of Norwalk, John Shea of East Norwalk, John Callahan of Norwalk and an Italian named Spleen of East Norwalk, all laborers. tell Kennedy that Ben called the old lady, his a damned liar? A. I do barn a loud snore. Q. Did you Learoyd had grandmother, rn; remember. Q. When you got liquor in Danvers, where did jou purchase it? A. Mostly from expressmen. Q. Who used to send for the liquor? A. I did. Redirect by Diet Atty White. Q. Was any reference ever made by Kcrned.v that Kimball was to blame for his discharge? A. Yes; he said that while Learoyd was on a visit down east Sylvester Kitnball wrote to Learoyd and told him that he had better come home and take care of his wife. Att the court adjourned until 2 pm. Afternoon Session. The afternoon session was marked by a lot of Indirect testimony. The government hopes to finish its case by tomorrow night, but has several important witnesses >*et to call, among them Mrs Learoyd, who will probably be heard tomorrow, the Chelsea druggist who claims to have sold poison to Kennedy and the state officers. The case will probably occupj- all the wreek, miu possibly may reach into next week. Before tile opening of the court this afternoon Kennedy sat in the dock reading a paper which contained an account of the trial. At 2.05 p rn Justice Bishop took his place on the bench and Dlst Atty White called C. V. Jackman of Topsfield to tin stand. Witness testified that previous to the poisoning case he had had transactions with Learoj’d. Q. Did you make an attempt to poison Learoyd? A. No. Cross-examined—Q. Did you ever have trouble with Learoyd? A. No. Q. Did you call at his house to see him? A. I called to secure a balance due me for milk and a milk route. Q. Did he pay you? A. Yes, all but $3.80. Q. What next did you do? A. I called at Learoyd’s house the next night to secure the balance due me, as Learoyd had suggested. Q. Did you have any words with Leaned? A. No, but he Informed me that as soon as my boy brought back a coat he had stolen he would pay me. Q. Did you call Learoyd any Improper names? A. No. Q. Where did the talk take place? A. In Learoyd’s yard. Q. Who was present? A. Sylvester Kimball, a Q. WerSryou not a little vexed that night? A. Not much so. q. When did your boy work for Learoyd? A. In June. Q. Had Learoyd previously informed Engineer Fields said to a reporter afterward: "I don’t believe the poor fellows ever knew what lilt them. They were completely hidden by the smoke and steam so that I did not see them until we were almost on them, and then It was too late. My whistle must have been drowned out by the noise of the express that had Just passed. “When I saw the men, they seemed to be standing in a row along the track, and if seemed to me that the man farthest away tried to jump, -but he did not have a chance.” One of the local officials of the road said: "Powers was a sober and careful man, and I don’t see how he happened to step on the track with his men, as he must have known, if he had stopped to think, that the freight was due about that time. Ile was familiar with this part of the track, and knew that the trains pass each other here. "Both trains were running on schedule time. Had Powers and his men stepped to the other side of the passenger track, Instead of to this side, they would have been all right.” No arrests were made. THE WEATHER. WASHINGTON. Jan27—Forecast for Thursday: For New England threatening weather and snow', increasing northerly wind s, probably high off tile southeast coast; colder Thursday night. For eastern New York threatening weather and snow, probably heavy I snowfall naar the coast, followed by clearing weather during the day; north-j erly winds, brisk to high on the coast; : colder Thursday night. I Signals are displayed at Newport, j Narragansett and Woods Holl sections. Therefore,” Says Pres Eliot in His Annual Report, “Sports Have Been Unsuccessful” — Remedy, “More Reasonable Views of Training”—;Army of the Kin? Now iQ TT .    ..    . -vt j -     !    Demoralized    State. University in Need of More Money — Dean Briggs on “the Member or th® .turn. s»js End Suppression of Dishonesty.”    i-i    al The annual report of Pres Charles W. Eliot was presented to the board of overseers of Harvard college yesterday. Although Pres Eliot lias not made any startling specific recommendations iii regard to athletics, lu* does give some very strong general opinions with regard to training. He says: "The conduct of intercollegiate sports during the year proved afresh that the management of these sports at Harvard has been for some years unintelligent, mid for that reason unsuccessful. The evils of overtraining and excessive exertion on the part of the members of tho principal teams were exhibited in high degree. "A fundamental defect in the athletic organization has been that coaches ut limited experience, who may be either unobservant or obtuse, can override on the spot the advice of the trainer and physicians. "The result Is that the principal players of football are almost all more or less Injured early In the season, and are then brought to the principal games In a crippled or exhausted condition; while the crew comes to the final race less capable of endurance than they were a month earlier. "The remedies are the subordination of coaches to un expert in training, or to a medical adviser, and the general adoption of more reasonable views about all training for athletic sports. "It must be perceived and admitted that training which goes beyond pleasurable strenuous exercise Ih worse than useless, and that so-called sports which require a dull and dreaded routine of hardship and suffering in preparation for a few exciting crises uro not worth what they cost. They pervert even courage and self sacrifice, because these high qualities are exercised for no adequate end.” Naturally this recommendation will meet with the approval of the entire undergraduate body In so far as It deplores overtraining. But In attempting .to account for the cause of this there are many who believe that he is mistaken. The coaches may have been partly resjKmsible, but several physicians have said that the dampness of the ground at Soldiers field and the rank condition of the water In the Charles river in the spring are most to blame for this evil. Still this matter created no stir among the undergraduates, on the contrary, it was followed by a deep sigh of relief. dining hall at Cambridge to be conducted on the plan of the Foxcroft club. Tho Agassiz Museum. Special attention is given In the report to the needs of the Agassiz museum. After speaking at considerable length of the great debt Harvard and the nation owe to Agassiz' grand work Pres Eliot rails attention to the fart that though It is now 23 years sitieo the great scientist died the museum Which he projected is unfinished and the endowment of the department remains entirely inadequate. The endowment lias in fact remained stationary since Agassiz’ death. Speaking of the expedite of IO years with voluntary chapel, Pres Eliot sums up a® followd: "Looking hack through this period of IO years to the condition of the university chapel before 1888. one cannot be too thankful that the university has escaped from many evils of required attendance at religious services, and has won the positive Iwneflts which the voluntary system, administered on the principles which have obtained here, has procured and demonstrated.” Must be College Graduates. The most Important announcement for the future Is that after the year 19(8) all candidates for admission to the medical school must be college graduates. This step will place the medical school after IWX) by the side of the divinity school, the law school and the graduate school, which already require for admission a degree In arts, literature, philosophy or science. In Momoriam. Pres Eliot refer;* very touchingly to tthe five of his associates who died In the past year, Martin Brimmer, Prof Joslah Dwight Whitney, Prof Francis James Child, Prof Daniel Denson Blade and Dr Eliot Folger Rogers. aul aw Continued on the Sixth Page. Local Forecast. Cloudy weather, with snow, probably colder Thursday night; northerly winds, shifting to westerly. The Temperature Yesterday, as indicated by the thermometer at Thompson’s spa: 3 a rn 22°, 6 a rn 22°, 9 a rn 22“, 12 rn 29°, 3pm 32°, 6pm 31°, 9 p rn 32°, 12 mid 30°; average temperature yesterday 28 1-7°. The Weather Friday. 25^=53 The stormy weather now prevailing over New England, due to a weak disturbance which is moving up the coast and another over the upper St Lawrence valley, will probably pass off this afternoon or tonight and be followed by fair, slightly colder weather Friday, with westerly winds. Fair weather is also probable Saturday. Harris Chosen to Succeed Petter. TOPEKA. Kau, Jan 27-At noon today the Kansas legislature met in joint convention and elected William A. Harris to the U S senate to succeed Mr Pelter, University Education. The report will be received with deep interest by the graduates and members of the teaching force, as well as by all persons interested iii university education, for every suggestion made on this subject by Pres Eliot Is sure to be of weight. Ti» suggestions in this respect are not many this year. Except for a reflection that the substitutes for Greek on entrance examination are harder than Greek, and that the history of Greece and Rome rather than the history of England and the United States ate offered for admission, there are few suggestions along educational lines. The greatest interest iii the report is as a review of the present condition of the great university at Cambridge; and the most noticeable feature which runs through ii all is the great need of more money. Need of More Money. It is a significant fact that a larger sum will be expended on the Bradley-Martin ball in New York than was bequeathed to Harvard last year. The bequests amounted to but 1243,791.06, and yet this sum is somewhat larger than was received in 1894-95 or 1893-94. In the three years from 1893 to 1896 Harvard has received bequests to the amount of $597,741.99. During this same period at least five American universities, ull situated outside of New England, received much larger additions to their endowments. On Aug 31, 1876, the invested funds of the university amounted to $3,406,653.45, and on July 31 last the amount wus 18,-526,813.67. On the face of this it would appear that the funds have fur more than doubled, but it must bi remembered that the rate of income has fallen from 7.59 percent to 4.73 percent. For this reason the funds have not Increased in proportion to the great growth and great needs of the university. In this connection Pres Eliot says; "lf the primacy of Harvard university among American institutions of education is to bt* maintained, it must not be surpassed by any other in material resources The corporation could use the income of additional endowments to the amount of ten millions of dollars for the satisfaction of none but well-known und urgent wants.” Of tho many things needed the most important seem to be: At least three new buildings for the scientific school, one for engineering, one for architecture and one for mining; the addition of a graduate department to the scientific school, one or two halls of furnished chambers with low rents near the medical school and near these halls a dining room similar to the Foxcroft club at Cambridge, an endowment for the school of veterinary medicine, a large Increase In the fund for purchasing books for the university library, endowment for the herbarium, a fireproof building to hold the library and manuscripts of the observatory, an additional enuowment of $200,000 for the Peabody museum, several new buildings for Radcliffe college, a new dormitory at Cambridge. containing single furnished chambers at low rents for students who come for only one year, and another! For Suppression of Dishonesty. Tile report of Dean L. B. It. Briggs is very interesting in many ways. The teacher will look among the statistics and be happy. The general reader will be more interested with that part of the report which deals with the administrative board of Harvard college, Of Its work tho dean says: "In disciplinary matters lite board had a year of unusual anxiety; it suspended three students for dishonesty in written work and one for lying; Its action or that of the dean led to the withdrawal of one senior, two Juniors, seven soid^mores, four freshmen and one special student, all of whom had shown that they belonged elsewhere; It prevented the return of one sophomore and two freshmen for the year- 1896-97; It closed the probation of one senior, four sophomores and five freshmen; on its recommendation the faculty dismissed one junior for aggravated dishonesty in hic, written work and expelled one special student for attempting to buj’ of a printer some examination questions. At the request of the committee on special students, the faculty deprived one special student of his privileges und closed the probation of another, but these two cases were not taken before the administrative board. Five special students were persuaded by the committee to withdraw. "The most anxious disciplinary work of the year was not the closing of probations, though that is never effected without wear and teur, but the struggle for the suppression of dishonesty In written work. This kind of dishonesty has baffled the authorities. “How it undermines the sense of honor in a college community was clearly shown last year by the experience of a neighboring university in its effort to purge itself of this evil; how It dulls the moral perception of what we call "good fellows” iii our own college, may be seen In the lightness #ith which many of them talk about it. That every one of 1800 men shall be honest is too much to expect; but that any considerable part of public opinion should wink at this form of falsehood is scandalous.”    ^ Curse of College Morals. This matter is one which Dean Briggs has had very much at heart and he expresses himself very strongly on the point. As a reason for this dishonesty he says: "The curse of college morals is a double standard—a shifting, for the convenience of the moment, from the character of a responsible man to the character of an irresponsible boy. "The administrative officers accept without question a student’s word; they assume that he is a gentleman and that a gentlemait does not lie; if, us happens now and then, he is not a gentleman and does lie, they had rather, nevertheless, he fooled sometimes than be suspicious always (and be fooled quite as often). ‘‘Frankly treated, the student Is usually frank himself; our undergraduates are, In general, excellent fellows to deal I with; yet so much is done for them, so many opportunities are lavished on them that the more thoughtless fail to see the relation of their rights to other People’s, and, in the self-importance of early manhood, forget that the world Is not for them alone. Students of this kind need delicate handling. They jealously demand to be treated as men, take advantage of the Instructors who treat them so, and excuse themselves on the ground that, ufter all, they are only boys. “This double standard is seen in both theme-copying und sign-stealing. Its moral effect Is probably more Insidious In the forint than in the latter; for whereas persons more or less mendacious pass muster in all society but the HAVANA, Jan 27—Maj Venan Clo Satnz of the Spanish army has passed over to the Insurgent forces with HW men armed with rifles and 50,000 rounds of ammunition. He presented himself to Gen (Ionic*, and said that, tired of Spanish immorality and Injustice, he was ready to fight in the Cuban ranks for a more noble cause. Gen Gomez welcomed him. and raised him to the rank of a colonel in the Cuban army. At Puerto Principe Col Gonzalez Moreno, also of the Spanish army, has done the same thing. He carried over* to the Insurgents a whole company armed with good rifles. This news has been suppressed here by the press censor, though it is well known throughout the city, and has produced much excitement. In the state of demoralization in which the Spanish army now is it is here considered that the action of these two high officers is a very grave matter for the Spanish cause. A member of the Cuban secret Junta in Havana said today that it is “the beginning of the end.” The nomination of the butcher Fons-deviela as chief of police of Havana, which was reported as probable some days ago, Is an accomplished fact. It ii said that Weyler signed the appointment In the field In Matanzas province. The terror, therefore, from which Oua-nabacon has suffered Is going to be felt in the capital. From Madrid It is cabled to La Lucha that Ambassador Taylor of the United State's has expressed the opinion that affairs in Cuba will turn favorable to Spain before March, when the administration of Mr Cleveland ends. Gen Martinez Campos, says the same despatch, hus conferred with the queen regent, and this fact is greatly commented upon, At the same time Senor Ca nova.** has declared that, in a few days, the reforms for Cuba will be ready and published in the Oazetta. It is believed that the queen proposed to Martinez Campos to go to Cuba and try to carry out the proposed reforms. Senor Santos Guzman, Spanish deputy from Cuba and a prominent leader of the Intransigent party in the island, has also had several conferences with Cano-vas. If Guzman is satisfied with the re-foims, it is because they mean nothing really liberal, as his hatred of the Cubans is well known. Z NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE. Declares in Favor of International Bimetallism and for Abolishment of Sub Treasury System. WASHINGTON, Jan 27-The national bourd of trade today adopted a resolution requesting congress to pass either the bill now pending in the senate, introduced by Senator Lodge, and entitled "A bill to provide for the reorganization of the consular and diplomatic service,” or the bill introduced by Senator Morgan, and now' pending In the senate, relative to this subject. The committee report on banking laws proposed by the Baltimore chamber of commerce, and the report on currency und banking proposed by the Cincinnati chamber of commerce were adopted; also a declaration favoring International bimetallism on a basis of an equal ratio, and provision for the abolishment of the sub treasury system, and the selection of national banks to receive arid distribute funds. The extension o 0 American expert trade as proposed by the New York board of trade prompted the adoption of a resolution calling attention to tho gratifying Increase in our export trade during the past year, especially in manufactured products. A resolution in regard to the egula-tion of Interstate freight rates was passed, petitioning congress to am ini the act to regulate commerce so as to provide a remedy that will .nae the law effective. A resolution was also adopted calling the attention of the government to the importance of enacting legislation that will secure to the United States tho trade of the southern republics and colonies. Adjourned until tomorrow. Park Theater, Waltham, Sold. WALTHAM. Jan 27—The Park theater was sold at public auction this afternoon for 336,290. less than half w'hat the bul.;!' Ing cest. It was bid in by E. F. Snell for the Francis Buttrick estate. This estate riel I a mortgage upon the property, and today’s sale was brought about by foreclosure. 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