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WATERIJUItY, CONN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1895. PRICE' TWO CENTS. .Ot). a Massacre of Cubans. 1 SPANISH TROOPS CHARGED WITH BRUTAL, FIENDISH WORK. They Recapture a Town sud Wreak n Hcr rlble Venpennce on the Cuhaus Found There Over Thlrty-aevcn Killed Soiuo Tortared to Death. NKW Yoiik, Sept. C Atrocities by Spaniards, surpassing if possible those oommltted by the Japanese at Fort Ar thur, have junt been reported to tho Cuban revolutionary party iu Now York. Kuriquo Trujillo, editor oi El Porvcnir, raceivnd a letter yesterilny from Juan M;is pons Franco, cliief of Wn!T under General Maximo Gumcr, the commander ia ehief of tho insurgent, army. It is dated " Head quarters in the Field, Aug. if" ami sends details of the capture atuf recant 01 o of the city of Baire and the massacre of o7 inof fensive Cubans mostly women and chil drenby the Spaniards under Commander Garrido. On Tuesday morning, according to Colo nel Franco's letter, a company of insur gents under Captain Joss Uehi surprised the Spanish garrison in tho fortress com manding tho city of Baire, killing more than 70 men and taking fti prisoners. They captured a large quantity ot arms and ammunition, a:id persuaded the pris oners to enlist in the insurgent ranks. An hour later three companies of Span ish troops under Commander Garrido cai'.lo up, and after a short but. sharp re sistance the Cubans fled, leaving the fort ress again iu the hands of the invader. , Plllase and Slurder. j Soon after tho fort had been rogarrison ed with Spaniards one of the companies broke loose and began to pillage the city. Commander Garrido himself. Colonel Franco states, led t he uniformed rioters. , Bairo, tho colonel writes, differed from ' Port Arthur in that the Japanese com pandor tried to restrain his furious sol diers, while Garrido urged on his Span iards. Colonel Franco then describes graphic ally tho scenes of horror that followed. The Spaniards were wild for the spil..ng of blood. Every human creature t hat, cams in their path was ruthlessly t lain. Within five minutes the streets of Baire were de serted by tho panic stricken natives, hut; tho Spaniards followed them inn their houses and killed them in their cv.-n rooms. "Aiie, sex and condition were wholly disregarded by the liveried butchers. " Bays Colonel Franco. old and y..ung women, children, rvn infunts, were slaughtered one after another. Shocking Indignities wore offered to the utifort unnto victims before and alter death. The Span ish soldiers stamped upon the bodies of those whom they itad slain and ground their heel into the faces of many who were still living." Seuoritu Dolores Madera, a beautiful girl of ltf, betrothed to one of Captain Itabi's lieutenants, was seized on the street, cruelly beaten, ri poatodly stabbed with bayonets mid brutally in- uiuil. Commander Garrido was hi the roigh : mr bood while tliis outrage was perpetrated, j says Colonel Frr.r.co. One of Garrh'.o's captains, says the col- ' onol, commanded Senorita Madera to re nounce her Cuban sweetheart and sin nr loyalty to the Spanish government. She scornfully refused, whereupon the captain struck her across the face ivith his svord, inflicting a terrible gash. BraTC Girl' Shocking Fnte. The brave girl, with lier own blood Streaming dow n her fife, inughed at her tor, cDtors and taunted t hem wit h their cowardice. Thereupon the maddened sol dier;' seized lier. boand iter hands atid leet together behind her back, tiirew a 110..M about her neck and hanged her to the nearest tree. The torture of Sen.irita Madera was prolonged as much as possible, .-lie was drawn slowly up to tho hough ami all w ed to strangle hy degrees. While she was still alive, but. no longer couscous, her body was riddled with bullets. Senorita Madera's bn.iy hung from tho tree in the principal street of .be city for two days, the letter says. r.vcn he: near est relatives did not dare to cut it down, llor brother van backed to p'eo s while trying to kill the captain who oad ordered her to bo hanged. Patricio Garriehc, a wealthy planter, was stabbed to death with a dozo'i bayo nets iu front of ilie hotel. He was 7'1 years of ago and had fought in the preceding insurrection. Souoro Manucla Vera was pierced by :10 bullets immediately after her fi year eld dan filter Juatia had been butchered be fore her eyes, iiotli were assaulted before they were killed. Nameless outrages were peipottatc.l in the Lome of Seuora Alej.mdrina Hi hot, a Wealthy widow. Tho Spanish soldiers llrst robbed her h. use. Tiny told ti:e t-trvanis that, they took her gold beoa-we they lie lieved that Senora Kibot bad collcee-d tho aiuouut for the insurgent cause. Mother mill llr.ni:':'.ti;r sl.iin. Meanwhile .-'enoru Kibot Iiail tied to her drawing room, drugging with her the al most, inanimate form of her nica, a love ly girl of 3 7. who had been as a alt -il and shot by tiie soldier when they had ll-st entered the house. Thither the paitiavds followed her. They broke in the dour, threw tho still living bo !y of tl'.e niece out of tho window and Killed the widow with bullets and bayonets. Paul Lanut, a Frenchman, escaped in tant death only by declaring his i. alien ality. ftven af er lie li id ilc.io t-" e i injurs wore given to him inwiiulito leave the district of Ti Arri'ta. He stood en his dig nity and refused t i go. The Spaniard! burned his plair.ate n l-uildm.-.-s. destroy ing property worth tiun.utio. I.auut lias already sent a letter to the Fiench t,.e.e-n-ment requesting it to demand inileiur.it y from Spain. After maintaining a reign of tenor in Baire for two days Garrido atid Lieuten ant Colobol Segura, commandant of tho fc-puu:ili f..'vcs in Inatitauanio, left the Jity fcxid ravaged t he .iirnu; edi eg c nr. try, burning estates right at.. I left. r--: -se-qurntly the announced that l lie out rages bad bueu p .: tielrated bv the insurgents. oe peanut crop Is lively to ne ;i uimo short tliis yeitr. Tenresso vil! pr.i!r.bly pruduce an average crop, but in both Vir piui. und Norlli Carolina ti c acreage in peanuts Is 10 to 15 per cent lesd than lass jroar. JSew Vorls Sua, nchcy. V.'hy the Brlr.y In the Waller Case Is Al lort'd to Continue. WAsniynToy, Sept. 0. The state de partment has been advised that the record in the Waller court mnrtinl. for which the French authorities found it necessary to send to Madagascar, is expected o reaoh Aden, on the Red sea, about the 12th inst. After its arrival rhero some time will be required for its trans. nittal to Paris, and stiil moro before it can reach Washington if it is decided to have it examined hore, so that it is expected to be at least a month before tho department can bo in full possession of all the fuots in tho case. In all probability uo further step will be taken by tho department in this mat ter until this examination shall be made. There is u growing l'eehnir iu the depart ment that France has purposely sought deiay inproducing this record in the hope of causing the V'nitcd Stales to make a peremptory and unconditional demand for Waller's release. It is believed that if made this demand would be granted, and that if granted Waller would be deprived of all chance of securing an indemnity und the restoration of hisind concession. Without an examination of the record, which could not tc demanded after his re lease, it would bo impossible to show that Waller itad been unjustly deprived of his property. The department is using every ctTort. to avo;d falling into tliis trap, while at the fame time it Is determined to pro-tec;- Waller in all his interests. The department is understood to bo in receipt of tho full statement of the ease as supplied by the, commanuer of tho Cas tillo. It is believed that the irritation of tlie French authorities at Tamatave was really aroused by his investigation into this case rather than by his failure to sa lute the French llag. PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATS J'resMcut Black and Kprretury Worman Re elected l"or the Eleventh Time. LASCAsts:!. Pa., Sept. f. Representa tives of the Deomerats of Pennsylvania hail their annual assembly hero. Presi dent Chauncey Y. Black of York and Sec retary John 1). Wormre. of Philadelphia were unanimously re-elected for the sev enth consecutive time. Tho meeting next year will be held in Erie. Everything moved along smoothly until near the close, when considerable opposi tion developed to the udoption of a para graph in tho resolutions commending Governor Hastings for appoint ing Henry J. McCarthy (Democrat ) of Philadelphia one of liie seven superior court judges tin de: the law crea'. in;" the eou. t, whioh was passed by the lasl. le-islai tire. The opposition Hi st came from the Cres cent club of Judge McCarthy's own city. It spread to the delegates from the in terior, and fully an hour and a half was speiu. in uiiseiission. Tho opponents of tho p.i-aiirnph. while sneaking in the highest tonus of Judge McCarthy, argued that it was unfair to men ftom oilier parts of tho suite to ev -n indirectly indorse one man. The friends of Judge McCarthy finally carried their point on a dlviei 'ti by i-'ti.s to iso. Governor Pb'e!; stated That Ih s was probably the most successful assembly the association has thus far held. THE DURANT TRIAL. Lavryrri Spend a liny Vrant-!3r.;r Over ITa im;mrtant Features. S '.v Fit vyei- .i, Sep. 6. The day's events in the trial of Theodore Durtuit were dry a:d uninteresting. All the moruing anil most of the afternoon ses sions were devoted to a description of the diagrams of Knianu-1 church, introduced as exhibits liy both sides. Both prosecu tion and defense had hail ilrav. nigs of the interior of tbeelitir.il made to s.low the iX-ict spot where Blanche Jjaniont was mureered. hla-h rittorney wished his drawing only to ba introduced, and tho greater part of tho day was spent in wraugilng over tho respective merits. Tho only wit ues-;es examined were the dra.'.siain who prepared tho ui.-rams. i 'elective Gibson had been told by tho district r.ttorney that he would be called at the commencement of the afternoon session, but when that time arrived the dratisn.cn for the defense were called and minutely examined as to tin: diagram. As the taking of tostimony proceeds in terts. in t lie trie 1 continues. People seem hungry for details, and even unimportant statements by witnesses are eagerly listen ed to by ttiese fortunate enough to obtain auraission to the courtroom. BONES iN THE ASHES, Kvbienee That Four Tramps Were Burned Willi tiic Urn.' Nortr;isTOW X. J., Sept. 0. What nro believed to be the charred remains of live huoiau beings wore found in the ruins of a barn on the Earnest farm in Plymouth township, which was destroyed by fire V ednesday night. Thar one was burned is positive, and the tindiug of what aopears like human hone, leads to the belief that a number met- the same fato. The dead, it is be lieved, wero tramps. tJue theory is that one of the tramps in r. fight, killed anotiier and then se; the to t ie place to cover up his crime regardless oi the fact that others were sleeping there. t'tiih llomoernts For Fieo Silver. (li iiKN. 1'tnh, Sept, 0. At the Demo crat ic convention here F. M. Powers waa made permanent chairman and W. Mo tif iw secretary. Tie. committee on reso lutions the, i ip 'orte.l, and the report was adopted. Tho platform is brief and is de voted nio-Jtly to terriu rial niYairs. On the money ipiesiion it insists that hoi h parties sha'i plainly stale their respective posi tions and declares m favor of thu. imme diate restoration of the tree and uuliniited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of lti to 1. Kilted by a Live Wire. I'TK'A, N. V.. Sept. . Kdward Allen, a lineman employed in the olectric light, works, missed lus footin, while at work on a pole, and coming iu contact with a live wire was instantly killed, 1,-it'U volts pacsing through his body. Firemen re moved the body, which v,as badly burned. nr. Frnfccr at Hta Old Unme. R:cilio:!, Mo., Sept. 6. Dr. Fraker, who is in jail here on the charge of at tempting to defraud insurance companies, was recognized hero by a score of people. The recognition was mutual. Dr. Fraker I calling several by uuuiu B0Mb for rothschild. AN AMERICAN TRIED TO EXPLODE ONE IN THE GREAT PARIS BANK, In Another Moment the Fuse Would Have Cauzht, and Paris Wonld Have Been Shaken by a New Outrage Admits That Be Is an Anarchist. Pauis, Sept. 6. De Rothschilds bank ing house in this city was the scone of an other nihilistio attempt. A man entered the bank from tho Rue Lafltte. In the vestibulo a detective who was on guard there saw the stranger trying to light the fuse of a bomb which he carried with a cigarette. The ashes on tho cigarette prevented the ready ignition of tho fuse, and the man, seeing that he was observed, threw tho bomb upon the carpeted floor. Tile weapon did not esylode, and the mawas arrest ed. Whor, he was taken to the police office, he boldly tjvowed himself an anarchist. According to another account, when tho man with the bomb was arrested, ho was ascending the first stniroase leading to the banking offices and had lighted a match. When he saw that he had boon detected, ho throw tho bomb to tho ground and ran out into the street, being pursued by the bank detective. When overtaken, the desperate man turned suddenly and confronted his pur suer with a razor. The otlicer warded off a biow which was aimed at him und seiz ed tho man by the wrist. A crowd assembled, attracted by tho struggle, and another policeman coming up tho two officers succeeded in overpow ering the would be murderer. At tho police ollico the man was exam ined by Inspector Carnctte, acting in tho absence of Commissary Guerin. lie ob stinately refused to tails, aud we.s taken to the central prison. There ho became tnoro communicative and openly professed an archistic theories, declaring that lie in tended the bomb as an anarchistic demon stration. The recent, explosive letter received at Do Kothsehilds' bank and which cost Ba ron Alphonso de Kothsehilds' confidential clerk an eye, the man said was only a hosx, this attempt being expected to huvo a salutary effect.. The luau told Commissary Girard that ho made the bomb himself. Ho expressed regret that he had not taken enough pre cautions to insuro an explosion. lie Itad tried to l.ght the fuse with a cigarette, but the ashes upon the latter Interfered. Tho arrival of tho detective had compelled Mm to throw the bomb hastily, and by that act he had not expected to explode it. He said that the bomb contained chloride of potassium. An Auiirchlst, and Froud of It. "However, " ho added, "you aro run ning. Open it and satisfy yourself on that peiut." Ho spoke clearly and in a decided tone. Ho will bo oxamined in detail later. The man was arrested by a policeman named Koger. Tho bomb has been taken to tiie munteipnl laboratory to be exam ined. Commissary Girnrd and Prefects I. opine are investigating the case. Police officials behove from the appear ance of the culprit that ho is a brother of I'awels, who perpetrated the Madeleine outrage. He is about 33 years of age, of medium height, bcetlo browed, wears a short mustache, has a sullen stare and is very pale. He has a way of frequently clinching his tist. When taken to the prefecture, ho refused to give his name or occupation. lie was dri s.-unl in dark clothes aud wore a shirt with red stripes. The bomb was made of a half pound cocoa tin, tied with a .vtriipr and wound about with wire. A round hole a quarter of an inch in size was in the side of the box, and from this fell a whitish powdor. The culprit was miserably dressed, and a razor and brush were found upon him. so it is supposed ho in a barber's assistant. Ho refused to give any pretext for the at tempted outrage. His family lived a long time at Mont mart er, where active inquiries are proceeding. Cpon being further ex amined he said that the bomb was com posed of chloride of potassium aud blast ing powder and contained no projectile. His act, lie said, w.as a protest against the proceedings of the bankors. He had trav eled throughout, Franconever remaining long in the same place, in order not to awaken suspicion. Ho profossos a contempt- for work, since every one lives at the expense of society. The news of the outrago spread rapidly in Paris, and many fear that it portends a renewal of an active anarchistic campaign. The Letter Carriers' Convention. Philadelphia, Sept. 0. At the letter carriers' convention the afternoon session was devoted entirely to the presoutatlon of a ticket to be voted for. The following nominations were made: President, C. C. Condcn, Cincinnati; Richard F. (Juinn, Philadelphia; William J. Hennessey, Bos ton. Vice president, K. J. Kessler, New Orleans; James Arkison, Fall Kiver, Mass. Secretary. John F. Victory, Wash ington; J. Paul Green, Atlanta. To Itcnt tho Thnnennd Mile Record. Toudxto, Sept. 6. Ferdinand Sliabel, the long dijianee Frencli champion, com menced his 1,000 mile ride against, time ua the quarter mile board track on Toron to islnnd. Shabrl started tin paced an.l will attempt to beat Grimms' 24 hour rec ord of -iai miles and other records up to 1,000 miles. He is in splendid condition and will go the first 21 hours without dis mounting. Fatally Hnrt by n Hlcjrllt. PHoviiiE'.tcre, Sept. 6. Mrs. William Brady of Olneyvillo and her da:tghter-in-law, Sirs. Michael Brady, were run down by a bicycle on Eddy street. Tho former was injured internally, and it is feared fatally. Tin' wheelman left the s -one in i hurry, and tho polico are looking for him. Monument Unveiled In Sullivan County. MoxTirtiuto, N. Y., Sept. fi. Tho first soldiers' monument for Sullivan county iv as unveiled here in tho Sullivan County park in the presenco of 8,000 people. Tho monument is the one exhibited by Morris J. Pow ers at the World's fair and received first premium. A lonble Trajrotly. York, Pa., Sept. G. William Boavor son, aged 35 years, an employoe of the York rolling mills, shot and instantly killed his wire Ida, aged 80 years, sad Bred a bullet into his head, dying a few . moments later. BOWLER'S DECISION. Declnrea the Payment of Snirar Bounties to Be Unconstitutional. Washington, Sept. 8. Comptrollei Bowler has promulgated his decision In the now celebratod sugar bounty question. He holds that as comptroller ho has juris diction to pass upon tho claims for sugai bounties, and also holds that that part ol the act. of congress making an appropria tion for the payment of sugar bounty olaims is unconstitutional. He, however, directs that the papers in the case be sent to the court of claims un der section 1,063 for the rendition of a Judgment, in order that there may be fur nished "a precedent for the future action of the executive department in the ad justment of the class of cases involved in these sugar bounties." The particular claim decided is substan tially on tho samo footing as other sugai bounty claims, for the satisfaction of which congress at its last session appro priated S",2:SS,2S9. Tho comptroller an swers at groat length the nrguments pre sented by counsol at the hearing in which his jurisdiction in tho premises was at tacked, and in the course of his reply he says: "Statutes which do not conform to the constitution are not law, and therefore when a statute is in apparent conflict with tho constitution it booomes tho duty of tho executive officer to determino foi himself as between the statuto and the constitution whether tho statuto .Js the law. It is true that tho statute is to be considered prima facie constitutional and should be followed unless ic is'clearly un constitutional. It is also true that the officer acts at his peril if ho does not exe cute a constitutional statute, but It ia none the less true that he acts at his peril if bo executes an unconstitutional stat uto." As tho comptroller does not act under tho directions of tho secretary of the treas ury or tho president, his decisions within the sphere of his jurisdiction being Una and conclusive upon the executive branch of tho government, it followed that tho power to resist the execution of an uncon stitutional statute was denied to an execu tive otlicer, whatevor it was claimed that no executive officer had the right to raise tho point of tho unconstitutionality of a statute even iu a case in court in order to finally determine its validity by the only brtmch of the government conceded to have the power to settle such question. This contention cannot bo sound, as shown by the decisions of tho supreme court of the I'nited States and those of the state courts. Applied to the question of the payment of money from tho treas ury of the United States by an officer 6worn to support the constitution, he would be without power to protect tho treasury against unlawful claims for tho largest possible amount. That position cannot possibly be tenable. As to tho constitutionality of tho act, tho e iniptroller says in part that tho prin ciple lias long been decided that taxation must be for a public purpose; that an at tempt to take money from the people by the forms of taxation foi a purp' other than a public one is not an exuiciso of legislai ive power, and therefore that an attempt to do so is a mere nullity as an effort by the legislature to exercise power not granted by tho constitution. FLAME ENCIRCLED TOVNS. New Jersey Villages Threatened by Forest Fires. MAYS Lanpixi;, N. J., Sept. 6. Un less tho wind changes a portion of this plnoo will be consumed and possibly tho whole village destroyed by the forest fires, which are now withih a quarter of a mile of the town. The wind is blowing nfl miles an hour, and the flames are traveling witli incredi ble speed. It, is believed that nothing hut a heavy fall of rain can save the property which is in danger. Hundreds of m-'n have left rheir work in the mills and are fighting the liamos, but with little or no success. Woo I) PINE, Sept. 6. A thousand acres of forest timber between this place and Belle Plains have been destroyeil by forest fires, which broke out hero on Monday right, started by the sparks from a locomotive-. Hundreds of cranberry bogs aro now in danger, and the efforts of the own ers to protect them from the flames are futile. CAPE May, Sent. 0. Forest fires whloh broke out near Tuekahoe on Tuesday are still burning, and tho area of bla.ing tim ber is now two miles in width. Tho flames have left behind them a charred and blackened trail of timber seven miles in length. Tho village of Eldora, which has two small paper mills and 200 residents, is right in the path of the flames and can hardly bo saved from destruction. No news lias been heard from there, as tho town is five miles away from tho railroad, and there is no method of communication. WANTS A SUMMER HOME. General Unrrinon Negotiating For a Tract of Adirondack Land. Old Fokce, X. Y., Sept. 6. Whothor or not he is to bo a presidential candidate or president. General Harrison has decided to spend his summers in thefuturo in this vicinity. Tho negotiations which he is carrying on witii Dr. Seward Webb, owner of thousands of acres of Adirondack land, will probably result in his buying a num ber of lots near First lake, in tho vieiuity of Dodd Camp, where he now is. About a fortnight ago General Harrison endeavored to buy the land which sur rounds Mig Moose lake. This is one of the most delightful spots in this vicinity and has been a favorite hunting and fish ing ground for the general since he came hero. This land, which is about 12 miles from Old Forgo, is in litigation, and Dr. Webb wrote to General Harrison to that effect. In doing so he gave him the ro fusal of live lots on First lake, near the Little Moose lake trail. These lots are but a short distanoe from Dodd Camp. Highwaymen Feared In Gloucester. Glouckstkr, Mass., Sept. 6. The di rectors af tho Gloucester, Essex and Bev erly Strewt railway have ordered their con ductors to arm themselves with revolvers. It is feared that highwaymen may attempt to hold u: the company's cars late at -t- Colored Odd Fellows. Pbovidkwcb, Sept. 6. The Grand United Order of Colored Odd yellows b tn its annual meeting here. CAL0 HELD FOR MURDER, i JUDGE C0WELL SAYS IT IS A CASE THE GRAND JURY. FOR A Consln of the Murdered Man Gives Damaging; Kvbienee Against the Ac cusedBall Jiot Allowed and Calo Goes to .Tail. The trial of Joseph Calo, for murder, was resumed to-day. Joseph Putrliese, the cousin, of the dead man. was airaiu put on the stand. He went to bed at. 7 :30 on the nisrht of the murder. Awoke and heard his cousin and t'nlo quarrel- liufl. Calo said: '-By the you are no g-ood and all your relations are no ;ood." I le g-nt up and went out and saw his cousin lyintl dead and met Calo and his brother-in-law Marciano. lie ran for tho police, met tw o men, w ho told hini to jjo back and they would tret the police. He went back and then the crowd commenced to collect. Did not hear his cousin say that Famitfhetti had stabbed him. Heard l'lini say, "Let me go, they have killed me."' When he "lifted him up he said : "Leave me alone, I'm dead. Did not see Fainifrhetti for two weeks anil did not see Viucenzo Dindola. When lie lifted up his cousin someone cut him on the linger. He saw Marcia.no Mart one and Calo lighting when he came out of the house. Dr Axtelle testified to being railed to the house aud finding Calo in bed and to probing the wound. It was one-half inch in length aud the same in depth. The clothes worn by Calo were shown, covered witli blood and he said that the wound Would probably not have bled so profusely. This was a strong poiut for Cue state as it will prove that. Calo and the dead man were in a light, and that the blood oti Calo's clothes came from l lie dead man's wound. I)r Axtelle, however, testilied that the blood on the shirt came from the inside. Dr (.raves testified that it was impos sible to have such a hemorrhage as the clothes indicated, from such a wound as Calo had. He said tiie edge of the knife that made the w ound that killed the dead man made the lowest part of the cut. Ueporter E. L. Malonev of the 1m:mo chat testilied to being with Dr Axtelle on the night in question. His evidence was similar to that of Dr Axtelle. with tiie exception that lie saw no blood on tiie body. This closed the state's evidence. Judge I toot said he did not care to introduce any evidence. Attorney Webster then said be would ask to have Calo held without bail to await the action of the grand jury. Judge Hoot argued thai there was no evidence to hold Calo and he should not be held. Attorney Webster made a short re counting of the evidence and claimed the state had put up a strong case against Calo. At 12 o'clock the case was over and the police had woven a strong chain of evidence around Calo. Judge Cowell held him lor the action of tin1 grand jury without bail. BICYCLIST "KILLED. struck In the Throat ly the Polo of a Wagon. BuiliUKVORT, Sept ti.- Coroner Pot en to-d:iy heard testimony to determine whether or not llobert 1. Nichol of ISIack Hook was responsible for t lie death of William Ide. a bicyclist, who met death on Fairlield avenue near Pundon Hi-others' coal yard last evening by col lision witli a wagon driven by Nichols. Ide and bis brother Charles had been to Soutliport and on the return Charles had gone ahead. At llie grade west of the railroad crossing William spurted and about one hundred feet this side of the coal vard collided with Nichols' team. 1'he pole of the wagon struck ide in the throat, inflicting an ugly wound from which the blood spurted. Nichols as sisted ill picking up the unconscious bi cyclist and convex ing the body into the resilience of Patrick 1 it zgorald. The ambulance was summoned but the man died before it reached the scone. LAW AND ORDER LEAGUE. Has a Complete 1. 1st of the "License Holders of the State. The Connecticut State Law and Order league has been unusually active for the summer season, and if signs do not fail there will be some lively lights in the different courts during the coming fall and winter. A systematic canvass has been made of the state witli a view not merely to spotting tilt? existing evils, but to locat ing dens of iniquity for future reference. A complete list of all the liquordealers in the state holding government license has been made and their names are in a book such as is used in the revenue col lector's olllce. Want Father Sloeum Itetaiued. A petition has been circulated in Xor- wtilk asking that l allicr "Mociiiu lie re tained there. Fat lier Slocuin is very popular iu Xorwalk and the. petition has been signed lit mo oincers oi tne guy eminent, by nearlv every clergyman in the cilv, irrespective oi denomination and bv mnny prominent citizens, but it will be impossible lor him to remain. Dead iu a Bath Itoom. Edward M. Bell, .1!) years of aire. .imminent in real estate and insurant circles in Stamford, went to his bath ,-,wi,.v,,ii- 111111 1 l-leil to lio-ht ,li. Ill, ,11, ,,.-,vi...t, ...... ... m1 gas. lie was seized with vertigo and was unable either to light the gas or turn it oil", ami lie died from asphyxia tion before his condition was discovered, ITncle Sam Will Investigate. Washington, Sept f. It is generally believed that the I'nited States govern ment will investigate the outrage ou missionaries in China. "Negro "Lynched. Xashvii.i.k. Sept li. Pick King was taken from jail last night and lynched by a mob of two hundred men for assault ing Mrs Charles Jones. The Pity of It. Hartford, Sept ti. Catherine Walker, aged 86, was today sentenced to thirty days iu jail for drunkenness. FATHER mulcahvs reception. It Will ISo the Most Kluborate Affair of tho Kind Fver Held in Water-bury. Everything is in readiness for the re ception to be tendered to Vicar General J. A. Mulcahy, in St Patrick's hall at 8 o'clock this evening. The Waterbury Decorating company has converted the place into a veritable bower of beauty and the occasion is sure to be the most notable ever known in the history of the city. A beautiful castle has been erected on the stage in front of which is a great variety of potted plants, ferns, streamers ami bannerettes of every hue ami shade. From behind the bank of flowers an orchestra will enliven the meeting with a programme of lively airs specially prepared for the. occasion. The presents, whic.i are the handsomest and most costly ever presented to a Water bury man, will be placed at the west end of the hall untilthe reception commences, after which the representatives of the different societies will have an audience with the vicar general, when the articles will be removed to the east side, where they can be view ed by the people in pass ing around to bid farewell to rather Mulcahy, who will occupy a position at tiie foot of the stage with Company E, Hibernian rifles, as guard. in the middle ol tiie nulla huge pyramid of flowers towering almost to the ceiling, will lend additional charm to the scene. The church committee extends a general invitation to all to attend the reception. l he people will walk along the west side of the hall to the front of the stage, and alter meeting the pastor will pass out by the east side. Mayor Kilduff has for warded the following communication to the members of the city government: Watekbi kt, Conn., Sept. 5, 1895. Pear Sir The church committee of the Immaculate Conception parish of this cit v. throutrh me, extends to the offi cials of this city an invitation tube pres ent at a reception to be tendered Key John A. Mulcahy, in St Patrick's hall, on I- riday evening, September (5, ls'Jo, at is o'clock. Father Mulcahy has long been identi fied with public afl'airs in this city, and has at all times taken a deep interest in the same. If vim desire to attend the reception, in company with other offi cials, please come to the council cham ber in citv hall, at , :-io o clock ot tne day in question. Yours respectfully, G. KlI.Dl'FK, Mayor. The Alumna; association of the eon vent of Notre Panic is taking a special interest in the reception and w ill make an offering thai w ill compare favorably with any of the othesr. The oil paint ing of Fater Mulcahy, mentioned iu the Pkmim'KAT yesterdav, is the work of Madame St. James of Xotre Paine. Among the list of presents which Father Mulcahy will receive are the fol low ing: A solid gold chalice from twelve members of the parish: solid gold ciboiitini, senior Children of Mary; gold watch, junior Children of .Mary; harness. S; Aloysius society; engrossed resolution, from A. O. II.; carriage robe and whip. allar"htys ; car riage. Si Joseph's T. A. and St Vincent de Paul societies: writing desk, church committee:;! large collect ton of beautiful books. Holy Name society and the dif ferent reading circles; oil painting of Vicar General Mulcahy, sisters of the convent of Notre Paine; missal, sisters of St. Mary's parochial school; silver service, alumna' of the convent of Notre Panic; large ball clock, parishioners of the Immaculate Conception parish. The presentation of the different arti cles will take place tit ( :J0 and will be private. CHANGES IN LAW. Children Must ISo 14 Before They Can Work iu I he Factories. Probably there are few persons who know that the last general assembly changed the age limit for the employ ment of children, but such is the case, and Chapter (.'XVIII contains this clause : Section 17.M5 of tbe general statutes is hereby amended by striking out in the first line of .-aid section the word "thir teen" and insert ing in lieu thereof the word fourteen." so that the said sec tion as amended shall read as follows: No child under fourteen yars of age shall be employed in any mechanical, mercantile or manufacturing establish ment." This, in n manufacturing town like Waterbury. is a matter of importance aud the attention of every parent, is called to the same. An act was also passed re lating to the duties of towns to schools which, after specifying the duration of the school year, says: And such schools shall be open to all children over four years of age w ithout discrimination on account of race or color." INCREASE 0FWAGES. Partial Bestoration of the Cut Made to New Kuglantl Employes. The station agents and operators of thai western division of the New Kngland road were today notified of an increase of live per cent in v iges. This is a par tial restoration of the cut made during President McLeod's reign. South Brooklyn Agntn. The hearing of the witnesses against the piggeries of Messrs Gorman and Jor dan on South Leonard street was continued before County Health Offi cer Iloadlev this afternoon. Attorney Caimody. who appeared for the com plainant, Lewis Hill, hat' a score of witnesses present who testified to sick ness in the neighborhood, caused by tho odors from the piggeries. Kicked to riealh. Hans Anderson, aged 10, was kicked to death by a milkman's horse on Weth erstield avenue, Hartford, yesterday. The boy had begged a ride and w hile thfl milkman was delivering some milk tht lad in some way trot under the horse's feet and was found there fatally hurt. Called It a IVire Fij-ht. Boston. Sept f. Judge Ely has de cided that the I'Brien-Waleott exhibition was :i prize lirht and to-day held the principals under ! ods of $1,000 each. The decision was a surprise and will put a check upon exhibitions of this kind.