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WATERBURY, CONN., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 8)f.
PRICE TWO CENTS. VOL. VIII. vO.237. DEFENDER'S PROTESI THE CUP COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING TO-DAY. &ptaln nff Claims that Valkyrie Fouleo Hl Boat When IIo Had the Kight o Way Be Sailed a Plucky Race and Los: by Only Forty-aevcn Second. New York, Sept. 11. It was not. con sidered liki'ly at the Now York Y;icli! club this morning th.it a decision in re gard to tin' protest made by Defender's representatives In regard to yesterday's raeo would lie made before late tudny. The oommlttoe having the matter of protest in hand is tho rcjzatta committee, composed of Chester Criswold, S. Xichoi son Kano and Irving f'rinnell. It was an nounced late last nijrht at t ho New York Yacht club that the commit too would not even consider the matter last- nh:ht, but that toddy tho committee would have a mooting and take testimony reRiirdlnti the alleged foul, nnd that decision would probably he Riven late today. Former Commodore Janus D. Smith said when seen: "Tho committee did not havo a regular meet inn on the tujr coming to this city. They merely discussed the matter nnd decided that testimony should be taken today. I do not care to talk about, the matter myself, as I shall be called to give testimony eoneernins; it." Other members of the yacht club wero seen, but they would not talk freely of the raeo. V. II. Sands said, "There is no doubt that there was a foul, but Valkyrie s lia bility depends upon whether Defender Was in place at tho time." S. Morrison said, "Tho race speaks for Itself, and I don't- or. re to go into tho de tails of it.." E. K. Chase, chairman of the house committee of tho club, said : "It is some body's race. If Defender was fouled, it is hers. If not, thou tho rn.- will ,tro to Valkyrie. " This view of the matter was taken In most of tho members of the club. The clubhouse was thronged with yachting men last night, but none of them eared to anticipate the decision of the committee. Messrs. Kane, (irin'iell and Canpohl. tho latter bring the secretary of tl.e eup commi.tee, had a late dinner toy-other at the Brunswick hotel last night. Tl.iy had u loiitf discussion ooncerniiu? the incident of yesterday's race and decided on th.- do tails of the protest that would lie made at tho mooting today. What tho Captains Say. Mr. Isclin said that ho had not hind to ay except, that, "the matter is in too hands of the rcsratta committee, whi.-h Will decide as to our protect. " Mr. ! lit: complained very bitterly about the steam ship Yorktown, which, ho said, was ripthf in tlie yachts" way a:id stavo them 1:0 chance to maneuver. In speaking to a reporter regarding the mishap, Natt I lerresho.'T. Defender's de signer, said: "You saw how it happened. It was n pity becnuse IV fender was in excellent trim otherwise. Defender's top mast shroud caught in Valkyrie's boom and carriod away the end of the starboard spreader, which is made of brass. It also sprung tho topmast a little above the masthead. Captain HatT was very much wronght up on account of the accident. "You know this matter has been refer red to the committee." he said, "and I can't talk about it. " "Dill you shout for room':" was asked. "Koom: Man alive," said Captain HatT, wavintr his arms in the air, "why should I shout for room when there was no necessity:' There was plenty "f loom. Ho deliberately kept on when there was no occasion for this at ail. as he had plen ty of room. We were headinir caetly for the lightship when site mviuik oT. Mr. Isclin told me to keep her rh;ht straight, ami we did. We were then at- the lower end of tho lino. "Ho was not satisfied to have a clear course. Ho was following me all the time. I wanted to keep away Horn him, but ho would follow me richt up. Tho whole thing amounts to this: He not so close to us that he pit rattled. It was all a piece of foolishness on his part." Captain Huff said that the excursion steamers had not troubled him during the race. He made an exception of the York town, however. Captain Sycamore was naturally jubi lant at having won the race. He did not know that Defender had protested until told of the fact by the reporter, who went alongside of Valkyrie as soon as she an chored. When asked how close the com mittee boat was when tho foul occurred, ho said: "Wo wero right on top of her, sir. and wo had to go on or smash into her. I don't see what grounds they had for a protest. Our hooking on to their backstay was on accident of course it was and I'm sorry it happened." Captain CranlleUl said that Valkyrie Was not to blame for the foul. "When Defender came up under lee, she got be calmed," said he, "and she righted up to an even keel so that her sails touched ours aloft. Our main boom catching her back stay was purely an accident. It could not have been avoided." "Supposing the protest is sustained and the committee awards the race to Defend erwhat will ho done then?" Captain Cranfield was asked. "Lord Duuraven will probably go back to England and race no more." "What if it is not allowed?' "Oh. that'll bo all right !" Lord Dunraven could not be found in the city last night, and it was said that lie had not. come to New York. Several English yachtsmen who refused to allow their names to be made public, said that It was their opinion that Lord Dunraven would not accept tho ran- in an v event because lie wanted Valkyrio to whi strict ly on her merits. I to , ::' o'clock this afternoon the regatta commit tee had not made' known its decision. It is believed, however, that it will be in favio of ihe Valkyrie, as it is known that owing to is icai Weight it is difficult to handle the Eng lish boat, anil that no blame can be at tached to it oflicors. The Foresters" Convention CLEVELAND, Sept. 11. At the session of tho Foresters a long discussion ensued over tho proposition to chango the naino by dropping the word "ancient, " but no dooWion was reached. , ENGLISH COMMENT. Tho London Papers Take a Liberal Ylcw o: the Itegult. Loxpov, Sept. 11. Tho morning pa pors very generally comment upon the Vaikyrio-Defender contest, and expres sions of regret at the foulinii of Defender :ro common to nearly all of them. The Graphic says: "As sportsmen Wi wish that Valkyrie's victory had bee:, gained without the unfortunate accidon; it tho start. It- is a possibility approach ing probability that, however slight- was toe damage that Defender sustained, it was sufficient to affect tho result." The Dally Telegraph's comment is: "Whether the fault of tho collision lay with flio English or tho American vessel, one thing nt. least- seems certain that De fender was the chief sufferer. Wo do not envy tho committee their task of deciding tho anxiously controverted issue. liut one thing we are fortunately sure of whichever tho verdict is against, tho re sportive owners aro sufficient sportsmen to do what the honor of their country de mands. Neither side has the least desire to win otherwise than on merits.'' A writer in The Daily News says: "The distance between tho yachts at tho finish was all too little to enable us to treat tho regrettable collision ty which Defender suffered as a thing of no consequence." The Chronicle says of tho race: "We cannot consider it a clear win, and it will always be open to the Americans to say that, it was not a fair win, and wo aro sure that Lord Dunraven would rattier sail it over again than to havo that believ ed by tho western world. Lino for lino, despite t he accident, Defender showed her self to be tho faster boat." The Times, in its comments on the race, says: "K very body will deeply regret the accident, whatever the technicalities of the matter. The accounts seem to show that Defender sailed in a more or less crippled condition. Tho victory, there fore, if awarded, will not bo ono upon which we can look with satisfaction. If no mishap had occurred, the situation would have been almost ideal from the standpoint of all who love sport. What we would all wish would be to see tho re maining races wo:i alternately and the whole contest decided by n neck and nock linish in consequence. This disposition on both sides is only an example, as ap plied to sports, of that inborn generosity and love of fair play which come down to both nations alike from common ances tors, l-inirii-huicn wish to see Lord Dun raven bring the cup, but. the last thinp they would desire would be to see it gained by a techuiealitj'. This sentiment, wo arc sure, is fully understood aud sympathised with by the Americans." SUMNER'S COURT MARTIAL. It Is Snpnosed That t he Columbia's Captain lias llot'D Found Guilty. Yr'AMiiN.-.TOS. Sept. 11. Tho proceed ings and verdict of tho court martial in the ease of Captain Sumner of the Colum bia, tried for negligence in docking his ship in Southampton, reached tho navy depart nie'it . The o'.lieials of the department refuse t, state tho nature of the verdict, in advance of its approval by the secretary, but it is surmised that the accused has been found jruiity anil sentenced to suspension for about one year, with loss of numbers in his grade during that. time. Filibusters Not Vet Indicted. Wii minoton, Del., Sept. 11. The grand .jury adjourned until today without con sidering the eases of tho 20 Cubans. Judge Walk's ordered that tho letters remain iu t he cnstotiy of the government that the eases may properly come before the court, when the cpiction of their admissibility as evidi.nee in tho trials will bo considered and determined. Illoffn tp With a Powder Mill. lil FKAIo, Sept. 11. Tho experimental mill of the Kohin Hood Smokeless Pow der company in this city was blown up and the ruins burned, .lohn Morris, aged -a, a young Englishman, was burned to death, and W. A. I.aidlaw was seriously injured. Tho origin of the explosion is not known. IVomen as Trollry Ca: Conductors. SYKAt t sK, Sept. 11. Women acted as conductors on part of the trolley cars Tuesday, the receipts to bo given to the W. mien's Christian association. Hfteen cars net ted about $ 1, tHiti. The cars wero decorated by local merchants, and tho company gave the use of the cars at nomi nal ligures. Trouble In Ecnndor Not Over. Coi.ox. Sept. 11. The remnant of the Kcuadorean government is fleeing from (vHiito toward the boundary of Colombia. There, it is reported, agents of tho Into government aro enlisting men to take tho field against President Alfaro. Botcher's In Convention. UrFf.Mii, Sept. 11. Tho town is full of rotund, ruddy cheeked butchers attend ing the annual convention of the National Detail Butchers' Mutual Protective asso ciation. Noel Won the Cup. JTavti.tox, Out., Sept. 11. At tho finals in the tennis tournament played hero Xeel of Chicago won tho champion ship cup from K. P. Fischer of New York. Composer Harrison Millard Dead. New Volts, Sept. 11. Harrison Mil lard, tho composer, died at 70 East Ono Hundred and Twentieth street. For many months tho composer had been a sufferer from Bright 's disease, and ten days ago lie came to this city from his home at Norwich, Conn., nnd went to tho homo of his son-in law, Dr. Kingman 13. Pago, whore he died. The Davis Murder Trial Began. Albany, Sept. 11. Tho twelfth juror has been obtained for tho trial before tho extraordinary term of oyer and terminer of Charles N. Davis, to alleged murderer if little Anna May Shannon of Cohoes. Assistant District Attorney Cook opened 'he case for tho people. Earthquakes In Klcaracna. MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Sept. 11. Two earthquakes occurred in western Nicara gua. At Chinandega aud tiranada the shocks wero strong, and at Momotombo ttww ,n.in..,f., rri... rt..i ...,. I also fuJt In Mauaorua. ILL HARMONY IN OHIO. ;epublicans open their STATE CAMPAIGN IN SPRINGFIELD. The Governor Says Foraker Will Take Ilrloe's Seat In the Senate, and Foraker Uopes McKinley Will Head the National Ticket In Mill. Spkingfievd, O., Sept. 11. Twenty tlvo thousand people were in tho city tit the opening of tho Republican state cam paign. Five thousand men wero in line in tho parade. Tho most distant portions of tho state were represented. Greono coun ty gets tho flag for having the largest del egation in line. Senator Sherman, Gov ernor McKinley, Chairman Kurtzo and General .Tonos, with ex-Guvornor Forakot aud wife, all lunched at General Uush nolfs homo. Tho city was handsomely decorated. Tho parado took over 30 minutes, four, six and eight abreast., to pass a given point. Thero wis a big crowd at the fait grounds when speaking was begun. Sen ator Sherman was introduced by Chair man Dav and was followed bv Genera! Hushnell, who was followed by Governor McKinley. Ex-Governor Foraker followed MoKlnlcy. General .Tones, candidate for lieutenant governor; Hon. James H. Hoyt of Cleveland and State Auditor Poe o' Columbus spoke briefly. The meeting was hold in tho fair grounds, a mile from the business center. A great, stand was erected under the trees nnd adorned with bunting and pictures of Sherman, McKinley, Foraker and Hush noil. Thousands wero there hours ahead of tho time fixed for the speaking, but tho greater part of tho audience joined the parado which escorted tho distinguished guests. Mrs. Foraker and Mrs. Hushnell came on the stage before tho meeting began, and when recognized received a gallant bit of applause. Tho weather was clear and hot, but tho marching clubs and citi zens did not flag in their enthusiasm. Aft er tho procession had passed the speakers in review horo wa a rush for the plat form. There wero few seats, and every body stood up cheerfully. In fact, there was much curiosity to seo McKinley nnd Foraker come in together after the reports concerning their strained relations. Senator Sherman's Speech. Senator John Sherman, tho chairman of the day, said: "The Republican st.ito convention nt Zanosvillo promised to elect a Republican legislature that will send Joseph 11. Fora ker to tho senate of tho United States in the place now occupied by Senator Hrico. Ttio convention promised that a united delegation should bo sent to tho next na tional Kc-publioau convention to present the inline of William McKinley as the choice of the people of Ohio for the next prosiuent ot tho L cited Hutt-a, and to gttvo- bun th-ir hearty ord nr.'ted support. " He said tho Republioai:-. party has con stantly maintained tho policy of protcct lug American industries by tariff duties on Imported goods, and thus has built up ami diversified American industries so that they have increased fourfold since tho beginning of the war. The first act of tho Democratic party when in power was to reverse this policy. The result is not only insullicient revenue, but a large reduction in important domestic industries and in creased importations of foreign products. What, we propose and intend is to restore tho protective policy of tho Republican party, to collect enough revenuo to pay current expenses, to reduce the national debt ami to build up and Increase domes tic manufactures and productions not on ly of the workshop, but of the farm aud mine. Tho McKinley law, with such changes as time may make necessary, will accomplish, this purpose." General Hushnell spoke briefly and was followed by Governor McKinley, who, in tho course of a lengthy speech, said: McKinley Speaks For Foraker. "In tho 41 elections since the organiza tion of the party in IS.Vi the Republicans havo carried the state :4 times. Through nearly till this time the Democrats have had one of the senatorial scats and part of tho time both of them. "This year, ltfi.", wo are going tore sumo our rightful place. Mr: Fornkerwill take tho seat of Mr. Hrlce. Ohio Repub licans are united ilrmly and resolutely on that proposition. Wo intend to give Sena tor Sherman a Republican colleague. While tho Democracy havo not declared their preference in the open, it is well un derstood that Mr. Drice is their candidate. The Republicans havo formally, officially aud in hearty good faith, in state conven tion assembled, declared their preference for senator to bo Joseph B. Foraker." On the "paramount issue," as Senator Brice has put it, Governor McKinley said: "Shall the administration of President Cleveland be approved:- Do you npprovo of his attempted restoration of tho Ha waiian queen? Even Democrats disapprovo of that, und tho administration has been forced to aeknowlodgo its error. Do you approve his foreign policy generally'r The Democratic state convention could not withhold a vote of condemnation of that." Ex-Governor Joseph li. Foraker fol lowed Governor McKinloy. Speaking of the supplementary plank in the Democrat ic state platform, which concerns the en forcement of tho Monroo doctrine, ho said: "Thero is much significance at tached to tho manner in which this reso lution was pressed upon tho convention, its rejection and linal adoption. The Mon roe doctrine is American; it is patriotic. Why did tho Democratic party hesitate to adopt this resolution? Simply bocauso Mr. Cleveland, in his administration of for eign affairs, has notoriously disregard! tho requirements of this doctrine, espe cially so as to Nicaragua and Venezuela. "Tho pnrposo of the resolution was to cover tho party from attack on this point. Tho opposition was due to two causes. First, it was regarded by the defenders of Mr. Clovoland as an attack upon his ad ministration. In tho second place, certain transcontinental railroads aro opposed to the construction of the Nicaragua canal, and by a significant coincidence apparent ly vory ni.ieli interested in the election of Mr. Brioo, and It was thought unwlso and impolitic to run tho risk of offending cither Mr. Cleveland or theso rallroMi in terests. " Prize Fighters Arrested. Lvkn, Mass., Sept. 11. Dick O'Brien nnd Mike Soars of Ixwlston were arrested hero charged with assaulting Professor Jimmy Kolly, O'Brien's trainer. MRS FLEMING'S CASE. It Is Expected That She Will Be Indicted Today on Evidence That the District At torney Would Not Blake Public at the Inquest. New York, Sept. 11. Coroner O'Meagher and a jury made an inquest into tho causes of tho death of Mrs. Kve lina Matilda Bliss, whose daughter, Mary Alice Almont Livingston, otherwise known as Mrs. Fleming, Is aocused of poisoning her. Through' tho fear of tho district attornoy to reveal to tho defense the whole strength or the possible weak ness of the case ho has against the accused woman tho jury was forcod to bring In this noncommittal verdict: "Wo find that Evelina Matilda Bliss came to her death on Aug. 30 from acuto gastritis, also chronic nephritis and limo plates on cardiac valve, tho result of causes unknown to the jury." There was no mention of poisons, al though the little testimony that was offor ed was repleto with suggestions of it. This was a negative acquittal of tho wom an charged with the crime. Consequently her lawyers demanded that she bo released, declaring that the coroner had no right to recommit her. Tho coroner wavered, thon issued a warrant for tho recommittal of the prisoner, which was not, howovor, formally served. So the strange little woman who Is ac cused of mtitricido sat in tho courtroom for more than three hours, advised by her friends that she was being restrained without, due process of law, but knowing that should she start to move Aotlng In spector McCullagh, as a peace officer, would arrest her. During that long wait after tho verdict of the coroner's Jury witnesses wero being rushed before the grand Jury for tho pur pose of having tho woman indicted. Only part of tho witnesses were hoard, but it was understood that an indictment will bo returned today. Itvnoh Warrant Resorted To, To meet tho emergency of tho night and to overcome all question of the legality of Mrs. Fleming's recommittal by a coroner whose jury had failed to find against hor, Judge Fltzgeruld, in general sessions, was applied to and granted a bench warrant for her arrest. Demanding an examina tion, sho was taken beforo tho Judge, and the hearing of the case was sot down for 3 p. m. today. It is not probable that there will bo any heuring, however, for tho in dictment will, it is said, bo handed down by the grand jury before noon, and pro ceedings under it will supplant proceed ings under Judge Fitzgerald's warrant. Tho case attracted a great crowd to the municipal building, and thero was much excifemcnt during tho day as tho caso passed from one stage to another. When Coroner O'Meagher entered, ho found Acting Inspector McCullagh aud Polico Captain Thompson sitting eloso to tho wit doss chair. Chemist Walter T. Scheelo, who analysed th contents of Mrs. Bliss' stomach and a pnrt, of tho unused clam chowder, reporting that ho found arsoni- ous acid and antimony in large quanti ties, sat with Dr. W. J. O'SulHvau, tho medico-legal sharp who is likely to ontor the caso for tho dofeuso if It ever gets to trial. Assistant District Attorneys Mclntyre and Miller were there to look after the peo ple's interests, while Charles W. Brooke, Gratz Nathan, John C. Shaw and Howard P. Okie wore defending the accused wom an. Henry E. Bliss, son of the dead wom an and the prisoner's half brother, sat in the rear of tho room, palo aud nervous. His father and sister wore not thero. Nol t her was Augustus L. Tuobnor, who sat at Mrs. Bliss' bedside the night she died nnd says ho heard her say t hat sho believed she had been poisoned by clam chowder sent her by relative. Grace Fleming, tho accused woman's t -year-old child, and Florence King, her playmate, who aro said to testify that they carried the clam chowder from Mrs. Fleming to Mrs. Bliss, wero also absent. A few women attended. Tfow Airs. Fleuilnfr Looked. There wns a murmur when Mrs. Flem ing entered in the custody of a court offi cer. The eyes of the little woman in black, whose marked physical peculiarities have been so fully described, looked red. Her naturally white skin had assumed an ut most, ghastly pallor, accentuating the prominence of her nose, her big brown eyes and the disfiguring mole on her lip. Sho was dressed in full mourning, but at no time veiled her face. Sho smiled as she greeted her counsel and friends and took a seat before tho coroner's bench, with her back to the crowd. Sho kept, on smiling throughout the ordeal that followed, but hor smile was rather an hysterical, involuntary action of her features. Oiicii sho wept. It was not when sho listened to a description of tho autopsy that had been performed on tho body of the mother sho stood accused of murdering, or when her half brother, evi dently under a severe mental strain and scarcely able to retain his composure, was with downcast eyes and scarcely audiblo voice giving testimony against her. Her tears came when, after tho verdict of tho jury, tho lawyers were arguing tho ques tion of whether she should bo recommit ted or not. Tho jury was out just IT minutes and returned to render the verdict above print ed. Its reading was followed by an out break of applause from tho crowd, which was quickly stopped by tho court officers. Those who aro familiar with such pro ceedings were not surprised at the verdict, seeing that in tho effort) to keep the do fenso from learning his case Assistant. Dis trict Attorney Mclntyre had failed to givo the jury suflicient evideucoto find a crim inating verdict on. Mrs. Fleming started up as though to leavo the court. Mr. Mclntyre asked that sho be committed to await tho action of tho grand jury. Mr. Brooko declared that the coroner had no authority to commit her after tho finding of the jury, as ho was not sitting as a magistrate Ho de manded that she bo released. There fol lowed a long argument over tho law. After it was all over and Judgo Fitz gerald had issued a bonch warrant tho little woman in black was led back to her cell in tho Tombs, an still she smiled as sho went. Sho will bo brought into court this afternoon, but it is likely that the examination will be out off by tho intro duction of an indietmont to which sho will have to plead, und that sho will go back to the Tombs to await hor trial. Weather Forecast. Fair; southwesterly winds; slightly WHERE WIS THE FIRE ? MONEY OFFERED THE "DEMOCRAT" TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC. The Managers of a Flro Sale of Clo thinj;, So-Celled, When Ctrnered Fract 1 cally Admit That They Are Not What They Advertise. The Dkyuku.yt is the only paper In IVatei bury that refuses to accept adver tising from the nuinaoyrs of fake lire sales of clothing. That has been its pol icy always. 11 it is proven to our satis faction that jioods offered for sale here were actually saved from a tire the deal ers can buy advertising space in the llEJttiCRAT-. but even then readers are urged to patronize the home merchants In preference to these transient traders. When, however, the demand for proof that such a sale is bona lido, is refused, space cannot be bought in the Iikmii ( HAT at any price, because we believe it is our first duty to protect the local ad vertisers anil lite people of Waterburv lroni frauds. This morning a young man called at the DKMociiAT ollioe and wauled to buy space to advertise a "fire sale" of cloth ing I'pon being enlightened as to the I)KMn i;.vr'ri policy he said the stock was saved from a lire in New York. I'pon being asked when and at what particular place be refused to tell aud finally left the otlice. Half an hour later another man con nected with tin sale called, copy in hand, to advertise a "sacrifice sale' of cloth ing. He said that of cottrsetlie advertise ment would be accepted, as the object ionable word "tire"'had been stricken out. I'pon being informed that objection was made not on account of the wording of the advertisement, but because the Dk.mih t!AT would not deceive its readers he still urged that : space be placed at his disposal, as lie had heard that the Dkskm.-uat was it good paper to adver tise in. 'Where was the fire." was asked. "Perhaps it was in "New York,"" he said, "or perhaps ju Boston. That settled it. He could not. secure space in the DkmoCHAT then at auy price, and was told so. We will simply add that the advice given so many times in the past to the ll-.Mnri:A r leaders still holds good. The merchants of Watcrhurv. owing to legi timate competition, tire iu a position to give as good bargains as anybody in the country. They pay the taxes. :n'e a part of Wiitorbury and ought to have your support. In nine cases out of ten lire sales ol clothing are fakes. LINE OF" MARCH" LAID OUT. Arrangements For Firemen's Parado Iay Completed Last Niijht. Chief Engineer Snagg and the officers of the various tire companies met last nicht ar.d ecmpieted arrangements for the parade and picnic to-morrow. The line of march will form at 10 o'clock, on the north side of the green. After being inspected by the mayor and common council and other city officials, it will pass in review before thetn at City hall. The route will be to Church street, to Grand, to Leavenworth, to West Main, to Exchange place, to Hank, to Meadow, to South Main, to Fast Main, to ( berry, to Grove, to Central incline, to West Main, to Crane, coun termarch lo State street where the com panies and hands will be cousolida'.ed and inarch around Center square, after which dismissal will take place. If tho parade takes place in reasonable time di-missal will probably take place about li' o'clock. At o'clock the companies will march to the H est End grounds where the pic nic will he held. The companies have engaged the fol lowing music for the parade : l'ho nix company, io 1 Pope's band of Hartford. Citizens" company. No 2 Philharmon ic band of Bridgeport. Monitor company. No .1 Wheeler & Wilson hand of ISridgoport. .Mutual llookiV Ladder company, No 1 National band of Wallingford. Protector company. No 4 American (Second regiment! band of New Haven. Hose Hill company. No a Brass City b:md of Watcrhurv. llrass City company, No G American band of Watorhury. Helallve to the parade Chief Snagg re quests the city olllcials to be on hand promptly at S o'clock in the morning at City hall. Here carriages will be readv to convey them (in a tour of inspection of the lire houses. The right of the line in the parade will form opposite the Citizen bank. At a quarter of ten a stroke of the alarm will call out companies -I. 5, ami t;. At 111 o'clock a second stroke will call out com panies 1, 2 and II and the trucks. As soon as the line is formed the city oilicials will pass through the center of the lini'. and thence to the city hall steps, w here they will inspect the par ade as it passes by. "should the weather prove as hot as to-day the line of inarch will be shortened. Many out-of-town firemen arc ex pected to be present, among them some prominent chiefs. Fatally Stabbed by a "iVoinnn. Nr.w Youk, Sept 11. Thomas Me Gralh, -15 years of age, who is employed as a night watchman in the Lorcua boarding house. list! Thi id avenue, is at the IScllevue hospital, mortally wounded as the result of his encounter with a woman early this morning. 1'rankie" Lewis, jis she is known to the police, and who says he lives at "cM Mor ris avenue, Jersey City, wont to the lodging house at one o'clock this morn ing to look for a man known as Wilde, until recently employed McGrath told her W ildo w as' not and ordered her out of the house. Oscar t here there. While forcing her down stairs, she turned and plunged some sharp instrument, cither a small dirk or a hat pin. into his heart, wounding him so that he will die. The woman was arrested. Clyde Steamer Ashore. NkwYokk, Sept. 11. A report was received here from Uhiladelphia early this morning to -the effect thai a Clyde line steamer, believed to be the Semi nole, from Charleston to this port, is ashore oil" Cape Ilatteras. No further particulars have been received. WO LCOTT BARNSy BURNED. E. M. Fpson'8 Buildings Struck By Llght inK Monday Night. The barns of E. M. Upson, in "Wol cott, were struck by lightning at 9:15 Monday evening, ilencon Upson, who was iu the house, heard a terrilllc report and immediately afterwards saw flames issuing from the stock barn. He suc ceeded in saving the tine Jersey stock, but the barn wits burned, and aii adjoin ing barn, also, was destroyed, although a heroic effort was made by neighbors to prevent the flames from spreading. Mr Upson is very popular in Wolcott and nearly everyone iu the place turned out to assist him. The barns, which were the best iu Wolcott, cost 5.000 to build a few years ago, and were nearly full ol hay. ALMOST BLED TO DEATH MRS DAVID J. QUINN OF BISHOP STREET SERIOUSLY INJURED. Slipped I pen a Itannna Feel and Was Thrown Through a Window Large Piece of ;lass Taken From Her Side. Mrs David .1. Ctiinn. of G3 Bishop street, met with serious injuries nt 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon' aud for a time it was feared that she would die. She w as going out of the store kept by her husband to buy some farm produce when she slipped on a banana peel nnd was thrown headlong through the win dow, cutting her side, wrist and ear iu a frightful manner. lr Castle was hastly summoned and It was feared that .Mrs Quinn would die from the shock caused by the great loss of blood. The doctor extracted a large piece of glass from her side nud sewed up her wounds. She is resting comfortably to-day and no serious results are anticipated. STICK A PIN HERE. The TVard Lines Vnder tho New Clt Charter. 3 The democratic primaries will be held on Eriday, September 2". The dividing lines of the new wards have been pub lished in all the local papers, aud yet scarcely n day pusses but what some one calls at the Demik'Rat office looking for information on this point. Under the new charter the wards are as follows : The lirsi ward contains a'l the section lying between East. Main street nd North Main street, running to the city limits. All the territory between North Main and West Main streets is the second ward. In other words, under the new charter the first and second wards are the same as at present. All that part of the city lying souther ly ol a .line in t be center "of" West Main -tr.t westerly of a line running from the point of intersection of the center line of East Main and North Main streets, through Exchange place, to and along the center line of liank street to the city is limits, the new third ward. The new fourth ward comprises all that part of the city lying easterly of the line from the point, of intersection of East Main street, through Exchange phjee, to and along the center line of Hank street, and westerly of a line in the center of South Main street, from tho point of intersection of North Main aud Ea't Main streets, ot Union street, and southerly of a line ill the center of Union street to Baldwin street, at. Scovilfs bridge, and westerly of a line running in the center of llaldw in street to the city limits. All that part of the city lying between the last, mentioned line and the line in the center of East. Main street is the new fifth ward. EDWARD SMITH'S DEATH FELL FROM A WAGON IN A FAINT LAST NIGHT. Taken Home In a "ivheelharrow Re Died Farly This Morning Acting Medi cal Fxaininer Crane Called. Edward Smith, asod .'111 years, son of Mr and Mrs William Smith, 113 High street, died in Middlebury this morning, under somew hat. peculiar Ircum slanees. Fur some time past the de ceased was employed as a farm hand in Middlebury. Yesterday his employer paid him his wages and shortly after wards he drove to Wtiterbuiy in com pany with a fellow laborer. Smith pur chased unite a supply of fall and winter clothing and iu the evening himself aud his companion, started for home. in the way Smith fell out of the wngon and after several unsuccessful at tempts to lift him into the wagon his companion drove home without him and later returned with a wheel-barrow, lifted the helpless man into it and wheeled him to the house and placed him in bed. Al 4 o'clock this morning Smith ap peared to be breathing all right, hut two hours later when some one called. there was no answer and on investigation it was found that the man was dead. Medical Examiner Crane was notified and pronounced death due to heart dis ease. The remains were taken to hia father's resilience in charge of Under taker Mulville. Itesides his father and mother, who are a respectable old couple, the deceased leaves two brothers and. one sister. It is alleged that the dead man was subject to fainting spells aud that he was under the influence of one of these when he fell from the wagon. Inventors, Take Notice. You cannot entrust your patent busi ness to a more experienced, capable and trustworthy linn than '. A. Snow it Co of Washington, l. C. w hose advertise ment will be found in another column of the Dkmockat. Write them for any de sired information: it will be promptly sent, and you can depend upon its being correct. Five Years In State Vrlsnn. TSniTHiKi-oitT, sept 11. John O'M.tra of Stamford, before Judge IJalph Wheeler in the criminal superior court yesterday, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to kill his sister-in-law. He was given live years iu state prison.