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VOL. VIII. vO.237.
&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
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
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. ,
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."
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.
;epublicans open their STATE
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
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
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.
It Is Expected That She Will Be Indicted
Today on Evidence That the District At
torney Would Not Blake Public at the
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
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
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.
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.
t here
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.

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