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jVO. 235. WATEIUJURY, CONN., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS. ft THAT POISONING CASE. WE NEW YORK POLICE AS MUCH IN THE DARK AS EVER. Th Bvldsno Against Mm. Fleming, on ! Whom th Police Are Trying to Fix the I Crime, la Itnther Slim, and Efforts to Cie3 Blorfi Seem to Be In Vain. NEW York, Pop. !. Xino clays niio Mrs. Evelina M. Bliss nto somo clam chowder. Five hours after cat ins It ht Was dend. Tho iilijsU-itm who attended the woman during her short illness certi fied that his put lent had died of "mixed poisoning." Learning of the physician's statement, tho police began au investiga tion of tho case. As a result of that Investigation a week ago todny tho elder daughter of tho dead Woman was arrested and locked up in the Tombs charged with murdorimhor moth er. Sinco then tho police have iu t n forging a chain of evidence against that daugh ter which, they Assert, will convict her. Perhaps the assertion may prove true, hut nevertheless it is a fart that the work of the police came to a standstill 48 hours ago. Slnco then they have discovered abso lutoly no evidence to show that Mrs. Fleming Is guilty of tho terrible crime of which she is charged. What may bo dis covered between now and tomorrow morn ing, when tho inquest will begin, is prob lematical. A man whose ollieial potation should onablo him to know everything about the case that tho police know and whose statement on that account should bo considered of, Importance said yester day: "I do not know what the few hours he fore the inquest will reveal, but unless the revelations are startling in their char acter I fear for tho strength of tho euso which tho police have been working up against! tho woman they have charged with the orimo. There is nut the shadow of a doubt that Mrs. ISliss was poisoned by eating clnm chowder. I know what evidence tho police have collected in tho case up to this time, and from that evi dence I fall to find that which Introduces mo to tho person who poisoned the chow der. There is a chain of circumstantial evidence from which strong inferences may he drawn, but it takes more than in ferences to convict a person of taking hu man life." No More Arrests Expected. Captain Thompson and Detectives Saw yer and Moore of the West Due Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street station broke tho fourth commandment yesterday in their effort to unravel what the p. ' ice consider ono of tho grea'est mysteries in X'cw York's criminal history. When the day was done, they said that they had linrtuil nothing new. There is every reason to believe that the statement did not veil startling official secrets. Furthermore, Captain Thompson's statement was back ed up by that of Acting lnsi ector MeCiil lagh, who said the day's work had result ed In picking up a few loose ends of the case and nothing moiw The inspector added : "Practically there is no one now under surveillance. There may bo an additional arrest tonight, but I think not, iter do 1 think there will tie any more arrests made in connection with this ease." "Assistant District Attorney Mclntyro Is quoted as saying that a motive law been discovered for this crime great it than n.iv hope of financial gain would be. and to Which tho money motive is subordinate. What have you to say to that statement : " "I know of no other motive stronger than the prospect of inheriting thousands of dollars which would lead one to poi son Mrs. Bliss, and I do not believe Mr. Mclntyro made any such statement. The case has not been in his hands Ion- enough for him to make a thorough ex amination of all the evidence. All ha knows has been gained from preliminary reports of tho chemist and from fragment ary bits of evidence, lie would certainly not make a statement like that unless he had gone deeply into the rase." "Will yon confirm or deny, " the inspect or was asked, "tho statement attributed to Mr. Mclntyro that the person who poi soned Mrs. Uliss had an accomplice, and that that accomplice is a man " Inspector MoCullagh's Denial. "I will neither affirm nor deny that Statement. 1 can say nothing about it, but I would like to' deny another state tnont that has been made. I have been accused of attempting to pet a statement, fom Mrs. Fleming in the Tombs bv tell ing her that 1 was an old friend of her family. I wish to brand that statement its absolutely false. I had never seen Mrs. Fleming and had no desire to. 1 was pass ing the Tombs, went in and saw the wom an. I told her frankly who 1 was, and she said that sho believed she had hoard Iter stepfather speak of me. 1 told her t hut that was possible, as 1 had known Mr. Bliss for years, although not intimately. I told her that I wanted to r-.sk her some questions, and it was her privilege to de cline to answer any or all of th.m. he said that her lawyer had dirccud her t answer no questions, and the hiuriow ended. There were two matrons presort: during the entire conversation. Mrs. Fleming knew to whom she was talking, and not for a moment did 1 impersonate anybody else than MeCullah, and In spector McCullagh at that." Tho coroner's jury who will sit at tho Bliss inquest has been impaneled. Mr. Malone, secretary to (Vror.er U' Meagher, has the names of the jurors. Time has been a statement mule that the jury would bo composed of doctors, patholo gists and chemists. I'r.Ics- the personnel of the jury is changed before t -nn.-rrow-morning the jurors will be composed en tirely of laymen, who .are deemed com petent to render a just verdict in the case. An Aged 3lnn Mnrdercd. Htrrsox, N. Y., Sept. !. -A hrutal mur der was committed near Hillsdale village, Columbia county, .lames 11. DegrotT, 74 years old, was enticed from his farmhouse by a shiftless fellow named Morgan (; ro ver and had his skull crushed in with a bar of Iron. Strike Threatened In the Coke Regions. Uniostowx, Pa., Sept. 9. The situa tion throughout the coke regions today is ono of uncertainty caused by the possibili ty of a general strike this week. A de mand has been mado for an advanco in wages ol 11 per ceuj. YACHTS REMEASURED. Lord IJanrnven Asked That It Be Done, and It Wan. New Yokk, Sept. 0. Both Defendci nnd Valkyrie will go to the Horseshot this afternoon and will probably take a spin outside. They will thou return u, their anchorage inside of Sandy Hook point, where they will remain until to morrow to prepare for tho second race. The yachts Defender and Valkyrie were both remensured at tho Krio basin Sun day. They arrived at the basin about the same time, tho Valkyrie in tow of tho tug Howard, the Defender having a lino from her tender, Hot tic Palmer. Mr. .lohn Hys lop, the ollieial measurerof the New York Yacht club, was waiting for them and got to work with his steel tape on tho watoi line measurement as promptly as possible. The racers lay in pretty much tho sams position as on last Friday, whon they were first measured, Valkyrie being just outside the westerly drydook and Defendci to tho eastward of Iter within touch. Mr. Ilysiop would not say at that time why hu had come to make a second meas urement, but it was noticed that he made the board of trade mark on the Witter line of both ship. This consists of a crescent painted in rod on the side in the center of the line, with the end of each downward point resting on the water line. It was said by several hands employed at tlie basin that Valkyrie looked lighter than when she was tloated on Friday. Mr. Ilysiop was occupied unt il L':15 p. m. in taking his measures, after which tho yachts were towed away again to Bay ltidge. Superintendent Olson remarked, in a conversation which followed, that if tho ships had hern measured over again it might have been because somo ballast had been shifted, but nobody dared to suggest that either side had demanded a remeas uroment. All itgreed on one things how ever, that whatever the cause of Mr. Hys lop's action there can scarcely be discover ed in any mistake that may have been made enough of a difference between tho racers, assuming that tho error, if any, was in Valkyrie's favor, to overcome tho de-isivo b minutes 4'.i seconds by which Defender wen Saturday. The mystery was cleared away later, when the following notice was posted on the bulletin hoard of t ho New Verk Yacht club after Mr. llyslophad had a confer ence with the America's cup committee: "At the request of tho Earl of Dunraven and with the acquiescence of Mr. Isoliu, the measurer of the New York Yacht club marked the yachts Valkyrie and De fender at each end of the load water lino. When this was done at the Krie basin, the measurer, at the re piest of Tho America's cup committee, verlited the measurements taketi on Friday, which were continued by the measurements taken yesterday. "A. Cass Cw field. Secretary." Tho placing of tho board of trade or Flimsoll mark on the yachts is something new in tho history of the' races for tho America's cup. Lord Dunraven's motive in asking to have th:s sign lixed on the vessels' water line is n, ,t known. The mark is used for the purpose of enabling an observer to discoer any change in tho ship's sol in the water. LEGACY FOR KINDNESS. Joiinlf IJrown Ilrirt'es to s t.l.ooo For Be l'rifitliiiir an Old Man. BlNcnAM toy, N. V.. Sept. i'. For be friending an unonrt u' . Iv friendless old I man Miss Jennie Lrown, a factory girl of j this city, has' been made an heiress. I William Hrown was a resident of New j ark. . .1., anil recently his wife died, leaving him alone except for three sisters j and Iks distant relative, .leiinie. He was apparently in indigent circumstances ami I was coldly received by the sisters. Jennie, I however, pitied the old man's forlorn sit j nation, and did all she could to make life I as comfortable as possible for him. The silers smiled, but did not object, and I when at last the old gentleman died little inter, -l was shown in the event. A:, r the funeral, how ver, an attorney announced that Mr. Brown had left a wiil. This ceased a sensation, as his rela tives suppo-cd hi bad nothing to leave. None was more astonished than Miss ,Ien nie. and her surprise was overwhelming vcl-on it was announced that she was the Fole heir to 5-la.fi);, which Brown had ac cumulated without letting any ono know alio tit it. A Oreat Diplomatic Gathering. St. Pe i Ei'.sHrra;, Sept. S. Prince von Hohcnlohe, the (German chancellor, will arrive her on Tuesday next and will dine with Prince Kadoiin, the German embas sador to Russia. The oilier guests will in clude Prince I.obnuotT- llostovsky, the Kussian minister of foreign affairs, and ml the liussian ministers and foreign em bassadors in St. Petersburg. A Jack the Kipper Murder. I-oxnov. Sept- Another supposed Ja- k the Hipp, r murder was discovered at 3on llreen. The victim was an unfor t iter, to woman of the outcast class, and her throat was cut from ear to ear aud h-'r head f-ariully battered with a stone. No : rt.ee has been discovered of the mur derer. rvrnvhias Welcome Ficrotn Back. I.TMA, Sept. 9. Lima presents a gay spectacle, tho festival being in honor of the assumption of the ollice of president ly Si'iior Nicola l'ierola, who was recenMy i b eted to it. The streets are full of a great throng of both sexes and of all ela c es of people. A Farmer's Horrible Death. SvitACLSK, Sept. '.. David Costello, a farmer, was acc identally killed near Poni poy Hill. He was rolling wheat when his team became unmanageable, throwing h.ia under tho roller, which passed ovei him, mniurlii--- his body. In n Killed by Lightning-. Crr-A, N. Y Sept. 0. A severe thun derstorm passed over this section. Henry Huberts, living at North Cuba, was kill ed, as was Floyd Clapp, a young man liv ing five miles east of here. TJermans Want Liberal Kxcise Lil-TS. Koi'HESTKit, Sept. . t)elcgates repre senting 2, Out) German citizens of this city belonging to 17 of iho leading German so cietiej have organized for tho purpose .' securing from tho next legislature mori liberal excise laws. NEEDLESS HOLOCAUST. THE MICHIGAN MINE HORROR MIGHT HAVE BEEN AVERTED. The Attempt at Itesone Were Fonnd to Be In Vain, and All Hope of Saving the Men Has Been Abandoned Itelief That the Fire Was Incendiary. Houghton, Mich., Sept. 9. Huge vol umes of smoke are still issuing forth from the mouths of shafts No. 1, 2 and 3, which show that the awful ilro which started in tho Osceola copper mino shortly before noon on Saturday is still raging fiercely, and tho bodies of tho 80 miners entombed are still lying somewhere below the sur face without a doubt dead, suffocated by smoke and gas. Besides those reported the following men have been found to bo missing: Frederick Peardon, Isaac Harlow, Miko Yoke, Isaac Mattison, Andrew Kossawick, James Wins, M. Cook, Samuel Williams. Five Poles whose names aro unknown at headquarters aro also among tho miss ing. Captain P. Richards, with a gang of seven men, went down No. 5 shaft last evening and went about 700 feet toward No. 4 shaft, when they had to turn and floe for their lives on account of the smoko and gas. Some of these men were very nearly overcome, only reaching the sur face in time to save their lives. It is learned that the place where the fire caught was the worst place that it could have caught in tho whole mine and tho only place in the mine whero lire of any extent could have caught. Many of the men who were working several levels below the twenty-seventh, which place the lire caught, were seen as far up as the eighteenth level working their way up. Several of the men who es caped claim to have passed others on tho ladders who were unable to proceed fur ther on account of being overcome with smoko and gas. All Conld Have Escaped. At tho tlm; the alarm was sounded over 200 were underground, aud all could have escaped had they used proper precaution. Several miners in their flight passed a group of seven or eight men who had stopped to rest and were smoking their pipes. They seemed to be in no hurry or to think of danger. When told to hurry to the surface, they rvmarkod that they had plenty of time, and not oneof them reach ed the surface. The skips were kept running up and down all day Saturday in order to give any of the entombed miners a chance to escape if they could reach the skip alive, but none came up. Another attempt will be made to reach the men today. There is no danger of the bodies being burned, as it is generally thought the men who escaped from the burning were overcomo by gas and smoko before they could reach a place of safety. This being the case, tho bodies will ho recovered as soon as tho lire is gotten under control and tho gases leave the mino. Tho shaft was surrounded all day Sun day by thousands of people, all hoping that somo sign or word would be gotten from the men, but have now all returned to their homes, fearing the worst. All hope has been given up by the officials of ever rescuing any of t lie men alive. Captain I'. Richards, oneof the oldest and most experienced mining captains in the copper country, says that he is positive that the Osceola mine lire is of incendiary origin. He does not think that a lire could have originated whero it did unless it had been willfully lighted. I'nnama rlefuaea to Recognize Cuba. C'oi.ox, Sept. 0. Mr. Mcromino tissa, a member of the municipality of Panama, made a proposition that an address bo sent to all the municipalities of the repub lic asking them to join that of Panama in petitioning the supreme government to recognize as belligerents the Cubans now fighting for their political emancipation. The author and Mr. Santos J. Aguilera approved the proposition, and the lest voted against it. The French Moit Have Ball Fights. London, Sept. !). Tho Paris corre spondent of The Times says that the min ister of tho interior, intimidated bv the violence of the population of southern France, has made a compromise on the question of allowing bull lights anil has issued orders to permit the bull fights in Provence, hut on condition that the bulls must not bo killed in tho Spanish manner. Caught Robbing a Church. Boston, Sept. 9. James Duchesner, a deaf and dumb French Canadian, was niscovorecl in the act of robbing St. Jo seph's Catholio church, Charlestown, by Father McCall. Duehesney had broken open the heavy chapel door and had stolen several well filled contribution boxes. Ho lied, but was arrested later in the Fitch burg railroad ye.rds. Important Foresters' Convention. Ci.kvf.laxp, Sept. 9. Delegates are be ginning to arrive to attend the meeting of the supreme court of the Independent Or tlcr of Ancient Foresters of America, which begins on Tuesday. It is said tho meeting will ho tho most important ever held, and delegates will be present from .ill parts of tho country. The Noordland Ran Ashore. Antwekp. Sept. !). The International Navigation company 's steamer Noordland, Captain Bunco, which sailed on Aug. 28 from New York for this port, ran ashore ;n tho river here during a fog. The pas congers of the steamer were transferred to v tender and brought to this city. O. F. A. M. Convention. Philadelphia, Sept. 9. The semioon ennial celebration of tho Order of United inerican Mechanics began hero today. The business of tho convention will begin n Tuesday,, and fully 20,000 members aro xpectcd. Schoolship's Cruise Knded. Nkw Yokk, Sept. 9. Tho schoolship -t. Mary's arrived in this port from her innual cruise in the West Indies. All of i t 200 and odd apprentices were reported o bo in excellent health. Match Factory to Resume. Oswego, JJ. Y., Sept. 9. Tho Diamond latch company's f;iotorioa, which have een shut; dewa for several weeks, will re sume operations Tuesday ' TRAIN INTHE CREEK. Flanged Through a Bridge, and Vttenty Persons Were Hurt. Cherokee, Kan., Sopt. 9. Further particulars of tho wreck of the west bound passenger train on tho Cherokee branch of the Memphis railroad were obtained. Twenty persons were more or less hurt. The wreck occurred at Lightning oreek, about a mile west of Monmouth, and was caused by the breaking of an axle on the rear coach. Tho breakdown occurred at a point 400 feet from tho bridge. The car broko looso ! from tho train after being dragged 200 loot ana roiled over into tho ditch, which was filled with backwater from the creek. Tho accident caused the other cars to pitch and rock so badly that when tho bridgo was reached the baggogo car struck the side timbers of the bridgo and caused tho whole structure to give way, thus precipi tating all tho other cars into tho stream below, which is swollen from recent rains. The front coach followed tho baggage car into tho stream and rested partly upon the baggage car, which kept it from sink ing into tho water. The smoking car turn ed completely over and is now lying bot tom up in the creek. The passengers who had been but slight ly hurt broke in tho windows and pulled the women and wounded mon out. Tho wounded were taken to Fort Scott on a special train sent to the scene of the wreck. Those who wore ablo to be moved have been sent to their homes. Among thoso most soriously injured are tho following: Mrs. K. Stewart, McCune. Miss Moore, Webb City, Mo. Mrs. A. K. Harper, Monmouth. John Gregg, MeCuno. Kev. L. U Bramhill, MeCuno. S', Lizzie Bradley, Cherokee. . Miss Kva liaird, Deland, Fla, Jerry Hot kin, Cherokee. W. F. Homer, Kansas City. A dozen others wero painfully scratched and bruised. MARY RISDORPH'S DEATH. More Evidence Found to Show That She Was Murdered. Lyons, N. Y., Sept. 9. Another sensa tional discovery has been made In tho vi cinity of the lonely spot where pretty Mary Uisdorph of Junius was found deail last Monday afternoon, which seems to completely disapprove the theory that she committed suicide. Attorney Kreutzer. who has been re tained by Coroner Chase of Palmyra to collect evidence tending to show how tho girl came to her death, in searching a corn field in tho vicinity of the tragody for tho girl's hat, veil and cloak, which aro miss ing, came upon the torn fragments of sev eral envelopes addressed to the girl and footprints leading into the cornfield, evi dently made by a man. The writ - was in a masculine hand, and the ci. opea bore the stamp of Hod us, Palmyra, Syra cuse and this village. The finding of these fragments of envel opes, coupled with the fact that none of her correspondence could be found either at her homo in Junius or at her boarding house In tltis village, would seem to indi cate that the person responsible for her death has made away with the letters, to gether with her missing wearing apparel. The fact that there was very lift lo water found in the lungs of tho girl and than none whatever was found in her stomach goes to show she was not drowned. AN INDIAN HUNT. Oregon Settlers Take to the Warpath After the Red Men. Bunxs, Or., Sept. 9. Bodies of armed men aro leaving this town and vicinity daily for the Steins mountain country os tensibly for hunting purposes, but tho more knowing ones hero think they are going for a different purpose, nnd unless the agents of the reservation Indians recall them at once they will probably not havo so many Indians to care for tho coming winter. All tho cartridges and ammunition were bought up, and the town is out of these entirely. Ono hardware firm has some K, 000 rounds of cartridges at Huntington, Or., and the same firm lias ordered more by express. Developments are expected soon. The Fnglish Still Hope. London, Sept. 9. The Daily News this morning says of Saturday's yacht race: "Valkyrie HI was beaten in a contest said to have been a test on all points of sailing. New conditions of wind and weather may easily give her a victory stiltf It may bo argued that Valkyrie HI happened to have the worst of the shame ful overcrowding by vessels, which proved a dreadful hindranco to both yachts." Fonnd a Wugouload of Flunder. Moorkstowx, N. J., Sept. 9. Fannio Waldron, an alleged professional thief, who is said to havo been operating exten sively in Chicago, Pittsburg and other large cities, was arrested on the evideuco of a Chicago detective who had traced her to this place. Sho has been living here a few months. At her home a wagonloail of gold watches, silverware and clothing was found. One Man Stabbed, Fifteen Arrested. Philadelphia, Sept. 0. Frederick Stciffel was stabbed five times in the ab domen at the boarding house of Mrs. Mary Schmidt, lftii Brown street. Ho died in a few hours. Fifteen boarders were ar rested, but the one directly accused of the stabbing is Jacob Thcobolt. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Near Bath, N. Y., an Erlo train killed a man and a horse at a crossing. A granddaughter of ex-Prcsidont Har rison was saved from drowning at Old Forge, N. Y., by Benny MoKee. Professor Wiggins predicts very henvy storms on both the Atlantic and PaciCo between tho 17th and 21st inst. Miss Mary Bennett, 18 years old, of F.ighty-seventh street and Shore road, Brooklyn, saved another girl from drown ing. At Vtieo, N. Y., tho body of an un known woman, apparently about 60 years of age, was found floating in the Krio canal. Zip Wyntt, alias Dick reaver, the cap tured leader of the desperate outlaw band that succeeded the famous Dalton gang in Oklahoma territory, died In tho Garfield county (Kan.) iaiL flpTER BERTOLI'S SCALP. PETITION BEING SIGNED BY THE ITALIANS OF WATERBURY. A Largely Attended Meeting l'rolesls Against tho Recently -Appointed Labor Agent. Say He is Not a Friend of Labor. One week ago I.uigi Bertoli, w ho re cently was appointed labor airent for his countrymen in Waterburv. called a ineci of the Italians of this city to hear hint discourse on labor anil why his countrymen should look to him as their benefactor. For reasons known to the large number of Italians in the eitv the meeting was a flat failure. Misleading reports wero sent out Mint from thirty live to forty were present. The truth was mailt' known yesterday when it was told by one who knows that only thir teen intended the meeting. An unlucky number, it may prove to Count Ber toli before the Italians of Waterburv are done with him. On Saturday circulars were distributed among the Italians of the city asking them to attend a mass meeting 'to listen to arguments on protection of labor, not to lose their honor, and not to be misled by Commissioner Itettoli. Tho circular was endorsed by the following committer: 1. Trotta.'M. l.aviano. F. Mannolli, A. Hergamo. p. Colangelo. . Colangelo, F. Seneca. K. Siaro. F. IV coniro, S. Hul'alo, H. J'iznoiio, A. Hor rid lo. The meeting was announced to be held in Johnson's hall ami at half past throe over two hundred representative Italians had assembled. Not one left the hall until tho mooting was over and all present protested against Bertoli as labor agent . Theri- wero several speakers, among them I. Trot ta nnd K. Piznorro. In the first place they told how llortoli said that he worked for the republican parly last fall, spending his own money, and that the position lie has received was his reward lor services. They claimed that he is not the right man in the right place. To prove it, they said that when llertoli had some work to do on his farm the laborers he employed hail to sue him for their wages. This they said, did not speak well for Bertoli as a friend and ad vocate of the laboring man's interests. In the old country, Mr Trotta said, tho laws which are favorable to the working classes are similar in every respect to the democratic policy of this country, hut. ho added, the meeting was not called lor political purposes. It was called to protest against llertoli. who was never a friend of the laboring man. Another point they made against him is that the act giving the commissioner of the bureau of labor statistics power to appoint competent persons, familiar with the Italian language, also states that this appointee shall prevent any advantage being taken of his countrv lnen by reason of their ignorance, credulity or want of knowledge of the F.nglish language. They assert that Ib'itoli is wanting in a knowledge of the I'liglish language himself and requires an interpreter- on most occa sions. How then can he, ignorant as he is of the F.nglish language, protect his countrymen, is what they want to know. Knfaele Piztinw scathed Bertoli in sar castic language. He claimed that ono Ii l io. tin employe of the Scovill Manu facturing Co. was ItortoUi's lieutenant, and helped him to get his position. li Fio, ho declared, asks his countrymen in the shop not to speak to him in Italian as he is looking for the position of timo Ueopor, and it might injure his chances. He knew l)i Fio in Hart ford well and v hat he was. Many of the Italians said that thoso who attended liertoli's meeting were members of a society lie belongs to. He fore they left the hall they unaninioiislv pretested against llertoli and ;t petition to contain live hundred signatures will be sent to the governor asking li'uu to re voke his appointment. FATHER MULCAHY IN HARTFORD, Frenches His First Sermon and Fays a Tribute to Father Hughe. Vicar Ooneral Mulcaliv arrived at the parochial residence of St Pat rick's church on Saturday forenoon, having driven over the hills from Waterburv in his own team, leaxiug this city at ." o'clock in or der to take liie cool nnd fust part of the day lor tho ride. "It was a glorious morning." said the vicar general, "anil the scenery front the foot of tin' hill til Plantsville until Farm ing! on was reached wa lovdv. Yo-. my friends in Waterbury were very kind to inc. and the farewell reception was j something that would please any one." The vicar general said that he has been jvory busy in Waterburv making ar rangements for his departure, and since his arrival inthi-city straightening oiu his library and household effects. Per sonally, lie regret ted leaving Waterburv. but thought he should find his duties here agreeable tiller he had become ac quainted. St I'at lick's church was crowded to the doors yesterday morning on the oc casion of the lirsi sermon of the vicar general. Father Mulcahy spoke of Father Hughes' life work in the pati-h and exhorted the congregation to revere his memory, lie said that it was hi earnest hope and w ish that tho congre gation would give to him the same meas ure of loyalty and devotion to (iod ami the parish w Inch t nev had ever shown during Father Hughes' long and faith ful pastorate, lie also spoke of the open ing of the schools this week ami said : The greatest philanthropists of the present day have practically acknowl edged thill it is in tho school room alone the true reformat ion of the human familv must he sought. In tho adults thev can do little more than weep with tliein while in the youth thev can develop the strength and force required for the holi ness of life. It is the opinion of all thinking men that if they give substan tially to aUehihlron full 'development of mind and soul, nil things else requisite for happiness will come early and quickly. E T. Turner A Co are offering strong inducements to purchasers this week. Bead the price list. TOWER NOT HIGH ENOUGH. Residents i the Vicinity of the Washing ton Mchool are Kicking. There is a big kick among residents of tho south cud of the city ou account of tho construction of tlio tower ou tho Washington school. It is stated that the tower is too low and that the faces of the clock cannot he soon by any of the people living on Washington st reel. It should have been carried about ton feet higher, so that it might rise above the Plielati residence and be seen all over the whole neighborhood. A reporter of the Dkmockat asked one of the members of Mto district coin iiiittoe iiboui this matter to-day and rV ceived this answer: "T am not sur prised to hear that the residents in the vicinity of the school are finding fault w ith the job. But they have no one to blame hut themselves.' They got all the money they asked for and' if the sum was not largo enough thev must not blame the commit too. The tower is being built as high as the appropriation will allow and leave enough to put a clock in it." PAUL1ST FATHERS OPEN A TWO WEEKS' MISSION IN THE SACRED HEART CHURCH. A I.argo Attendance at tho Opening: Service Yesterday This AVeek Is For Women, and 1'rotestants as Well as Catholics Are Invited. Tho mission under the conduct of Mto Paulist lathers, now going on in tho church of the Sacred Heart, is being very largely attended. At tho mid-day service on Sunday there was not a va cant seat in the church. Kev Father Smith preached a mo-t eloquent sermon on the nature and advantages of tho mission. lie informed tho con gregation that the fust week would be lor women and the second for men. Tho children were promised a three days' mission for themselves in the early part oi the second week. At 5 o'clock and S :.'!( each morning and at 7 :30 each even ing there aro styinous by the fathers, alternately. Father jjyan preached to a largo and attentive audience on Sunday evening on "Tho Importance of Salvation." point ing out that these days of the mission were days of special grace, when all facilities wore offered to the sinner for making his peace with (Jod. "Nothing should deter any one from coming for ward now. "he said, "and taking the good work of reconciliation with his heavenly father in hand. Tint greater the sinuer the greater the welcome." All were earnestly invited to attend, not alone church members in good standing, but everyone, Catholic and non-Catholic, the believer and the unbeliever. With groat vehemence lie implored each ono to exert herself the great congregation w as composed exclusively of 'women in her own sphere, to bring in as' many as they could, promising that ono word would not In- lot fall that could give um brage to the most sensative non-Catholic. TliN evening l.Vy Father Smith is to preach after Father llyau has de livered a brief instruction.' The music at tin' 5 o'clock mass was a pleasing feature of tho service that touched those present w ith special effect. PECULIAR ACCIDENT. Joseph AVnlker Loses the Tip of nis Fin ger AVtiile Cleaning a Kleyele. A peculiar and painful accident befell Joseph' Walker of Johnson street this morning. lie was to commence a week's vacation to-day and was cleaning his bi cycle at his home. Tin index linger of the righi ban 1 was caught in iho gearing 1 the machine and when ho loosened it from tin' wheel tho first joint hung by Mie skin. Jr Axtelle amputated the finger. Collision of Trolley Cars. Hakti ii;i. Sept !. A peach car nnd passenger car on the ( ;lastonbury trolley line collided head on this morning. Both ears were derailed, but tio one was in jured. The passenger car had right of way. Motorinan Lyons of the peach train has been discharged. The AVilliuotiitic l.ank. Wasiiini; n. Sept 'j. The comp troller of the currency has declared the first dividend of fifteen percent in favor of the creditors of the First National bank of W illitnantic on claims of 317,- ior. Lord Kosso and Ills Worst. In his earlier years Lord Rosse used to bo a diligent observer with tho great telescope which was completed in the year 1S-13. But I think thoso who knew Lord Kosso well will agree that it was more tho mechanical processes incidental to tho making of tho telcscopo which engaged his interest than tho actual ob servations with tho telescope when it was completed. Indeed ono who know him well said ho believed Lord Rosse's special interest in tho great telescope ceased whon tho last nail had been driven into it. But the telescope was never allowed to lie idle, for Lord Rosse always had about him some onthusiastio young man whoso delijrht it was to em ploy to the uttermost tho advantages of his position iu exploring tho wonders of tho sky. Good Words. Chrysoloras. Chrysolorns, a native of Constanti nople, who has been styled the restorer of tiivek in Italy, carried Greek lore and taught his native tongue to the magnates and youth of tho principal Italian cities from 1400 to 1415, and his Oreek grammar was the standard for many years. Greek at that time was littlo known iu western aud northern Europe, not a Binglo book In that idiom being found in the library of tho king of Franco as lato as 1425, but it be came a favoiite study in Italy, where many Greek scholars fonnd refnge after the final overthrow of the eastern em fire in 145 a.