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WATER BURY, CONN., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER
1895. PRICE TWO CENTS. TRAINS MEET HEAD ON. FIVE PERSONS KILLED AND A DOZEN HURT IN MINNESOTA. Both Knclneera Were Crnabed to Death at Their Tot Two Coaches Koll ItoWD an Embankment, but Without Any Fatali ties Another Wreck. ST. Cloud. Minn., Sept. 12. Passen ger trains Nos. anil !1 on the lircat Northern railway had a headend collision at Melby, this stale. Until trains wort running tit a high rate of speed. Five persons wore killed, anil 12 worn Injured. Tho dead arc: J. K. Kmerson, St. Paul, engineer of train No. 2. James S. Thleboro, St. Paul, fireman of train No. C. W. H. Kvrshnw, St. Paul, express mes senger of train No. 2. K. T. Johnson, St. Panl, mail clerk of train No. 2. Ira S. Haines, St. Paul, engineer of train No. It. The injured arc: Fred Heritoyno, St. Paul, brakoman, arm broken and les; scalded; S. 1). lit ts Der, Minneapolis, express messont-cr, irg broken ai.d eye injured; Ciooriie William, St. Paul, mail elerk. seriously injured in ternally;.!. O. HosetHiui.-r. A twiner, mail Clerk, injured in tiaek. not seriously; Wes ley C. Robert, bri'.!.eman ; Miss Marparet Allison, Mason, Wis., passomrcr, badly cut and bruised over the entire body and her back injured; F. M. Curtiss, Mason, Wis., passenger, arm, leg and fare injur ed; Maurice O'Connor. St. Paul, mail olerk, head and limbs injured; Chris lhijjlow, Fergus Fall-, passei-er. intern al ly injured and limbs hurt; Vt H. Mohr, San Francisco, head and hanils injured: Steve Martin, Strentor, llbr-, head and limbs cut; Mrs. John Kussoll, Puiutii, badly Jarred and slioeked. Mrs. Kusscil had her four small children with her. Wrecking erews were hurried to the scene from Baruosvlllo and this piaee, and every doetor in Fergus Falls ai d Alexan dria Trent nt once to the scene of the dis aster. Coaches Rolled Down a IJaiik. G KEN wood, Minn., Sept. l'J. Train No. 10T on the Minneapolis, Sault Sto. Marie and Paciile railway had a narrow escape from a terrible ussa-i, r between Uclgradc and lirooren. Miss Mary lliaml of Casse'.ton, N. D.. was fatally injured, and ex-Senator Washburn received a severe wound in the head. The three roar coaches of the train wi re derailed, two of them rolling down a bank. The accident was precipitated by the breaking of the forward axle of the din ing car. Althought Mr. Washburn is seriously Injured, he Is likely to recover. The colored porter had his hand crushed and suffered other slight injuries. The train had passed only four loot beyond a high bridge when the accident oeeurn d. EvANSVlI.l.K, Wis., Sept. 1 '-. A bad wreck occurred on the Chicago and North western ro;l near t hi:-place. causing ihe death of tw.t men ami tlie deicolit io-i of Several freight ears. The killed are F. P. Hollinshcr.d of New Lisbon ami K. J. Sul livan of New Lisbon. The accident wai caused by a drawbar pulling out of one of the center cars, which dropped down and caught in the ties of the railroad bruise, throwing the cars into the water. Policeman Accidentally Klll Himself. New Your, Sept. 1-. Cornelius Sulli Tan. a patrolman attached to the Kii.a bcth Street police station, was accident ally shot and killed nt his home. 0 ts Fast Sixtieth street. Hi' was ehaiiintr his clothes when his loaded revolver dropped out of his puekct a nd as discharged. The bullet entered Sullivan's head on the rljjht side, and he died in a few minmes. Want Cubans Kccogrnlsd. Jaceson-v ii.i,t-:, Fla., Sept. 10. The Jacksonville board of trade adopted reso lutions declaring ihat the time has come, for the United Stat es j-ovcrnment to rec ognise Cuban revolutionists as belliger ents nud requesting tho Florida senators and representatives to use every means to bring about such roci.gniticn as soon as possible after the assembling of congress. Two Negroes Lynched. OSCEOLA, Ark.. Sept. 12. Mrs. Khe, living on a farm 25 miles north of hen, was murdered by two negroes W" ill Cald well and un old man who were working for her and whose object was robbery. Caldwell was arrested, confessed and was taken from the ollicers and hanged to a tree. The old man was also caught, and by this time lie has probably been lynched. Roosevelt SpenUs In Buffalo. Buffalo, Sept. 10. Music hall was packed to overflowing to hear Police Com missioner Hoosovclt of New York and Bishop Keane of the Catholic university at Washington speak in reference to the enforcement of the Sunday closing law. On tho platform were many prominent clergymen from both Protestant and Catholic churches. Two Women Fatally Rarned. PniLADULI'lUA, Sept. 10. Miss Helena Riggs, aged 111 years, was fatally burned by iter clothes catching lire at her home, 730 North Fortieth street. In attempting to extinguish tho flames, her mother, Mrs. Emma Riggs., sustained injuries from which she died shortly afterward. Policeman Sent to Jail For Three Years. PHILAPELI'MIA. Sept. 10. Policeman Charles U. Cullon, who was recently ar rested for ruljbing (iiorge S. Smyth, a Brooklyn saloon keeper, of a diamond ring and a diamond st ud valued at f t'eut, was sentenced to three years in the East ern pouitentiary. Ten Killed by an Av.ilanrho. BritSE, Sept. 10. An avalanche from the Altels glacier has fallen upon the hamlet of Spitalmatte. Ten people were overwhelmed and have perished. There were no tourists among the number. About two square miles of land have been covered. Ono Tug Sinks Another. PniT.AI)Ei.IMli A. Sept. 10. The tug Wil liam McAvoy was sunk in a collision with the tug Lightning in the Delaware river. James Movieo, fireman of the McAvoy, Wus severely scalded by escupins steam. RACING AT SPRINGFIELD. All tho Crack Wheelmen In the Country Are There. SrnTSOFiEt-P, Mass., Sept. 13. Every bicycle rider of any note in tho country is hero trying to win a portion of the prizes hung up by the Springfield Bicycle club for contests on Hampden park. On the lirst day of actual racing over 5,000 people attended. The greatest interest of the day centered in Class 15, and some record breaking riding was realized. A. W. Porter of Walt ham, a scratch man, as neither Sanger nor Tyler started in the event, was the winner of the five mile handicap in the remarkable time of 1 i :IU 0-o, breaking tho professional record for that distance Id seconds. In the one mile professional class, which was intend ed as the star attraction of the day, San ger won easily from Tyler, with Coleman and Baker close to the second man. Bald proved himself the fastest rider in tha country and capable of giving distance to any rider in any of tho classes. In the one mile open Bald, Cabanna and vinrdi ner were looked to to make a close and ex citing race. The pacing for the event was done on a tandem, and liardiner, after a lively sprint with Bald for the lead, cap tured it. the hitter riding in second place for The first three-quarters. He then pro ceeded to prove false the general idea that to the men on tho tandem is dm the win ning of the race, for with a burst of speed he shot "like a rocket to the front and iin-i.-hed sitting up three lengths away from Cooper and Cabaiine, who had both passed l-inrdincr in the stretch. Of the Class A men, C. R. Newton of St'i'.Tord Springs, Conn., showed himself easily the superior of any riders In that division. lie started in three events and won all of them, and in two ho broke world's rec ords. V. J. Titus made an attempt at his own record of 10:1s. for five miles, but the poor work of the quadruplet which attempted to pace him made him stop at tho end of the third mile. DU RANT'S TRIAL. The Sister of Onn of tho Murdered Girls Testifies. San Fpaxoisco. Sept. IS. Thus far not otic shre.l of testimony has been given connect inc Theodore Durant with the killing of Blanche Lament further than to show he knew her quite well. Durant continues To preserve his disinterested de meanor. Tin re were but two material witnesses Wednesday, the aunt ami the sister of the dead t'rl. Mrs. Noble, the aunt, complet ed h' t testimony begun Tuesday, but add ed nothing to her story. The defense strove to eiicit an admission from the wit ness ihat she had personally invited Theo dore Durant to call at ht r house and had part icularly asked him to show some at tention to Blanche Lainont. But the effort was wi! hout avail. There was a throb of interest when the niinio of Maud Lninont was called. A rosy cheeked, auburn hainii miss of 00 years, attired in deep hi; -k, tripped up to the witness stand. There was not much in her story after all to excite the breathless attention with which her weds were listened to, and it must be ascribed to the relationship of the witness to the victim, her youth and beauty. The prosecution elicited in tho course of the examination that Blanche Lamont and the witness were weighed a short time prior to the commission of the crime, and that then Blanche weighed 113 pounds. But this, the only material point in tlie day's proceedings, was stricken out on the motion of the defense, beeauso at tin1 time of tlie weighing the witness had not herself read the figures on the scale. PENNSYLVANIA DEMOCRATS Kx-Ccuifressiunn Myers In Nominated For Mate Treasurer. Wn.i,iAMM!;T, Ph., Sept. 10. The Dcmocriti" state convention adjourned after making these nominations: For state treasurer, i x-Congrc ssman Benja min F. Myers of llairishurg by acclama tion; for judges of the superior court-, Harmon Yerkes of Bucks county, .1. S. Moor, head of Westmoreland, C. 11. Noyes of Warren, P. P. Smith of Lackawanna, Oliver P. Bcchtel of Schuylkill and Chris topher Magee of Alleghany. There was nearly a score of candidates for the supt rior ecairt bench, and each ono had a host of friends working iu his inter ests. The Jlgh.t was waired between tho country delegations audi hose from Phila delphia and Pittsburg. The Philadelphia boom collapsed early in the day, but Mr. Magee was victorious after an exciting contest, defeating Calvin M. Bower of Center county by a Vote of 170 to 140. Apart from the judicial contest, the fea tures of the convention were tho adoption of a platform vigorously indorsing Presi dent Cli velan.i and the principles of the D moeratic party and arraigning tho present state administration, anil a speeeli by John .T. Molony. one of the Philadel phia, delegates, a'taekiug William M. Slu gerUy, who was the Hi moeratic candidate for govcrnur at tho last election. Foresters Prop tho "Ancient Ct.HVEi a i Sept. 12. Tho supreme e-ourt of Fori stcrs took final action on the question of changing tho name of the or der, and it now : tands the Order of For esters of America. The word ancient was dropped because the organization is Amer ican, and America is not ancient. Tlie Forney Court Martial. Br.ooKt.VN, Sept. 13. Colonel James Forney was placed on trial at the Brooklyn navy yard, before a court martial. The charges relate to tlie alleged mismanage ment of the marine barracks at the navy yard. Plot Against Prince Ferdinand. BrcnAKKsr, Sept 13. A plot against tho life of Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria has been discovered at Bustchuk. Twenty persons have been arrested upon the charge of compli c ity. Killed While Kepatk.nff an Flectrle TLieht, Al.HASY, Sept. .'jj Dockniastor Hy land of the People's ine dock here, was instantly killed by a shock from an aro electric, light. He ivo repairing tho lamp. Jake tiaudau Challenged. Loxpon, Sept. 10. C. It. Harding chal lenges Jake Oiaudaur to a rowing match for the championship of tho world, and UKKOsts that thev row udou tho Tvne. FASTEST 1NTHE WORLD. A TRAIN ON THE NEW YORK CENTRAL BEATS THE ENGLISH RECORD. rlie Latest Kncllsh Record Was 63 3-4 Miles Far Ilonr A Central Train Ran From New York to Hnfi'alo, a Distance of 430 1-2 Miles, In 407 Minutes. Buffalo, Sept. 10. Another world's record has boon broken, and every patriot ic American will feci his heartbeats quicken to know that the fastest timo for long distances over made by steam was achieved by tho New York Central aud Hudson River railroad, thereby winning a victory over the best of English roads and placing a mark that will be difficult to surpass until tho millennium of elec tricity is attained. Four hundred and thirty-six and one half lilcs in -107 minutes is the new rec ord. Which was accomplished by the Cen tral's special train from New York, which left that city at S ;40 Tuesday morning and thundered into Buffalo at 10:34 p. m. Previous to this run thefastest time ever accomplished hail been made a fow weeks ago by the London and Noreiiwestern rail way, which covered the distance between London and Aberdeen, 504 miles, in 510 minutes, an average of 03 miles an hour. By this feat the New York Central has placed the record at 04 1-3 miles an hour. In the history of extraordinary railroad speed for long distance the Scotch express on the London and Northwestern stood for several years as the fastest train on earth. In August 18SS, after a series of races between that line and the Groat Northern railway, the Scotch express was run from London to Edinburgh, a distance of 400 miles, in 433 minutes, an average of do. 4 miles an hour, with a train weigh ing 1)0 tons, exclusive of tho locomotive. Then both the competing roads agreed to mako a regular schedule of 5M hours, or 400 miles in M0 minutes. Central's First Fast Trains. In September. 1S91, tho New York Cen tral won the admiration of the world by running a passenger train from New York to Fast Buffalo, 4!iOM miles, in 40a minutes, actual running time, exclusive of stops. Including five stops, the timo was 430 S minutes. This train consisted of three cars, with a total weight ot 130 tons, exclusive of locomotive. American railroad men were not slow in making substantial and useful this great display of power. Within six weeks thereafter the Central inaugurated tho Empire State express, remarkablo not only as tho fastest long distance train iu tho world, but that during its four years of continuous service it made the record of being exactly on time for 00 consecutive days and was frequently on timo for pe rioils of 30 days. May 03, 1803, tho New York Central, in connection with tho Lako Shore and Michigan Southern railway, placed in service the exposition flyer between New- York and Chicago, making the run of 0S0 miles daily in 00 hours, including eight stops. This was an average for the whole distance of 40 miles nn hour, tlie average on the Now York Central being 535 miles an hour, and that for the Lake Shore 4S 1 miles an hour. The flyer consisted of from four to five heavy cars and ran every day for the 176 days of the YN orld s fair, making the time with almost perfect regu larity. Last mouth, when tho English mettle had become thoroughly arou ;cd, tho Amer ican record was beaten. This was by the trial trip from London to Aberdeen, when the average of 03 miles on hour was made. President Chauncey M. Dcpew, Vice President Webb and General Passenger Agent Daniels, to say nothing of the Van dcrhiltB, have been fretting under the eclipse suffered by their road and have ever since been perfecting plans to reclaim their laurels. They were spurred on to further exer tion by sarcastic comments in tho foreign press. Webb's Favorite Trojeetw Tho trial which has resulted so bril liantly for Amerietm brains aud skill was planned with the greatest secrecy. It was the pet project of Third Yico President 11. Walter Webb, in which ho was heart! ly seconded by General Passengor Agent Daniels and William But'hanan, the Cen tral's superintendent dt motive power. The traiu was practically a reproduction of tho Empire State express four heavy cars, ono combination smoking and bag gage car. weight 83,470 pounds; one conch, SO, 140 pounds; one coach. 83, 700 pounds. and the private car Maraquita, weight 100,000 pounds. The total weight of tho train, exclusive of locomotive, was 3fS,3I0 pounds. The oulydiiTerer.ee between this train and the Empire State express is that tho express carries a drawing room car in stead of a private car, but of about tho same weight. The engine hauling tho train from New York to Albany w.as No. 870, manned by Engineer Archie Buchanan, a brother of the superintendent of motive power, who designed it, and Fireman Elliott. The dimensions of No. S70 are identical with No. doo, winner of a gold medal at tho W orld s fair. Kan Against a Wind. Not only on the Syracuso division, but almost all tho way, tho train ran in the teeth of a heavy wind. Had this not been the conditions, much faster time would have been made. Some delay was cause between New York and Spuyten Duvvil by repairs oi, a bridge. Passengers on tha train say the fastest time was made be tween Batavia aud Buffalo, and that at no time was tho riding otherwise than easy. Mayor Amos of Syracuse, who got aboard in that city, faid he would never have realized that a mile was made in 4 seconds had not his companions hold their watches on the milestones. Tho train gave one lurch on leaving the Rochester yards, through which it passed at full speed, the second time in tho history of tho road that a train ever failed to stop at Kochester. Coal Schooners Will Tie Vp. Philadelphia, Sept. 13. Unless all the present Indications fail there pronlfl: to be a general strike and tying up of all the schooners engaged iu tho coal trade between Philadelphia and New England ports, tho rates having dropped within the past fow days to figures that preclude the very possibility oi these oral t existing. SERIOUS ACCIDENT. Mrs Mary Ilerger of Cherry Street Has a Had Full. Mrs Mary Berber, who lives at 03 lien v street, met with a very serious evident at her home this morning. She was staiidiuir on a chair tixnur a window urtain ami in atteniptiii; to step down, ell. She was unable to arise ami Doe ors Axtelle and Graves wore sum moned. 'I'liev found that her left letf s broken in two places. The inkle was also dislocated. They re duced the fraclure. VETERAN FIREMAN KILLED. Kun Over 15y the l'ropeller rJurine; tlio laritde in Hartford. Hai:ti i;i. Sept 10. Durinir the iar- ide of the New England states veteran lireinoii to-day. .1. C. Wasserbach, who was on horseback, was sti'tu k by pro peller No ."!, near the stone bridge. The horse was instantly Killed and the man had both logs cut oil' near the bodv. lie lied three minutes later in a drug store. VALKYRIE WITHDRAWN. WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A PRETTY RACE WAS A FIASCO. lMmraven's Yaclil AVns Crowilpil lty a l'ilot Itoal and Kefused to Go On The lefenler Struck a Vast Clip at tho Start and Went Over the Ctmrse Alone An.ANTir lIl.ilu.AM.S, X. Sept V2. I lie weather this morning gave promise of a great race. At ! o'clock the wind was blowing twelve miles an hout". and it was believed that the ineee was a slaver. I lie course was practically the same as that of Saturday. llus morning warnings were sent to tin- skippers of ail steamboats caiTving passengers lor tlie race regarding a re petition ol the interference winch char acterized both previous races. Hie warn ings was sent out bv the racing commit tee, aud it stated in tiie most positive terms that should the steamboats inter fere with cither Defender or Valkvrie the vachts w ill be recalled mid the race called oil. At 10:1:! o'clock it was announced on tlie judges" boat that Lord 1 Hinniveii had an nounced his willingness to accept the olli r of ( . ( Miver Iselin to have the tri angular race of Tuesdav sailed over again. The report spread rapid! v around tin' tleet anil I here was much rejoicing at the prospect of another race between the livers. At 10:17 the judges an nounced that Lord Dunraveii had ex pressed his w illingness to sail Tuesday's race again. At 10 : la the wind ofl" Sandy Hook was south of wi st and was blow ing eighteen miles tin hour oil' shore. At ll:''0.".'l the Defender went over the line, followed bv the Valkvrie at ll:21.a!. The Defender carried even inch of her canvas while the Valkyrie carried only her mainsail and jibs. A few minutes afterwards the alKyr'n hoisted her protest flag and gave up the boal race, claiming t hat pilot boat No lit, the ,h tiuie Williams, was in her way. The I lel'ender cont inued on it s course, going like the u itid. At 11 :31 the Valkyrie lowered her sail. and was taken in tow. thecity of Bridge port. No reply to interrogations w crt made bv the oiih c s of the yacht. At 11 ;o0 tin- judges' boat started east to overhaul t lie I lel'ender. At 1J : !-". the Defender which ha. eo ered seven miles of tlie course tool in her spinnaker and continued lor tin mark under plain sail. Ii i- the general opinion that this will end ibe lia-co and thai there w ill tie n more international vaeht races here, thi year at least. Lord Diinravou adherei t- the line of action lie laid out last night. At 1 :1S the Valkyrie was at the nar rows, i . nil Diitiiaycti w as seen and l Itised to sav whv lie had withdrawn his boal. A dispatch from Fire Island snvs that the Defender turned the stake boat at 1:10. She could hardly gi I around tin boal. owing to the big licet that sur rounded it. At "J::!l the Defender was southeast o the lightship. STATE BOARD OF CHARITIES. Iteports Mmle of Visits to Various Insti t at ions. Charles P. Kellogg of AVaterburv. tin new seeretarv of the state board of char dies, met yesterday with the board at '.he capiiol lor the lirst time. All th members ot the board were pro-o.nt e eept Herman 11. bltt iesev ol Middle town, who was detained iu New ork. Miss Mary Hall and Mis itebekah ti I'.acon reported I lie resii It s of t heir visi lo tlie l aiiiield count v home. Seeretarv Kellogg reported his yi-its to the follow ing insi it u; ions : Bridgeport. j:iii. alms, house. Protestant orphan asylum: I. licit held. tail, tduisliou-e. Mr liuell s sanila rium ; almshouse at Torrington. New town. Krooklic id. New Miilonl. Kent Sharon. 'oruw all. Secretary Kellogg vr. assigned to visit the 1 airfield county home iu pl.'U of hit t lesev. The bo nd adjourned to the lirst Wednesday in October. Charles E. Klaney's New Plays. Charles E. Blaney, one of the most sue cessfulof the American authors of lieht plays, will have two productions in New York during the latter portiou of tho sea son. One will be a four act comedy drama, entitled "The F.lectrician. " in which number of "novel effects" are announced The ottier will be a spectacular farce com edy to be known as "A Coney Island Girl.' The latter Is probably tho tirsi play in which "shooting tlie chutes and bathing in a big tank of real water" nro advertised os features. Indefatigable Sarah Bernhardt. During her coming American tour the Indefatigable Sarah Bernhardt is going to add Sudernianu s "Die Khro to her list She was so much impressed with "Mag- da," iu which she made such a splendid Loudon success, that she has determined to give Sudermann anot her chance. By tho bye, It is not generally known that a company shortly to go on the road Is to do "Dio Ehro" in English, undor the title of "Horror." And it promises to be a very stood company too. FIREMEN'S HOLIDAY. ANNUAL INSPECTION AND PARADE OF THE DEPARTMENT. Brnv Laddies With daily Decorated Apparatus March to Martial Musi Line of March Cut Short Owing to tho Excessive Heat. Fairly risers were greeted with strains of martial music this morning, as band ifter band arrived in the citv and marched to the dilVerent lire houses. Firemen's parade day w as here and 1 he tire laddies were out early ready for the march, t litet iMiagg cut otl a part ot the line of march ow ing to the excessive heat. Many buildings in the citv were ela borately decorated and every I rain brought its quota of visitors. The vet- ran tireineii s parade which took 'place in Hartford to-day drew many from other cities who would otherw ise have visited Waterbury. As il was the streets were lined with people who cheered the lire laddies as tliey marched. Promptly at eight o'clock Chief Snagg with his two ellicient assitants. Terrenee o'Hrien and Bernard F. Hvrnes, were on hand at City hall ready to escort tlie city ofiiclals ou a tonr of inspection of the lire houses. They waited until half past eight for Mavor KilduH". but he sent word that- he was ill and the inspec tors reluctantly started without him. A carriage containing Chief Snagg and Fire Commissioners llvnes. Hart. '11 ori gan anil Dnggs led tlie proces sion, following in 1 artree s teiur-hor 'bus were tlie members of the court of common council with tlie two assistant engineers and members of the press. the inspection was similar to other years. Kvery house w as lound in good condition. The men had worked hard and not a speck of dust could be found In any house. The tire apparatus was bright and shining and the horses looked slick and well cared for. Phoenix, No 1, was the first house vis ited, l'oreniiin John W. Wright re ceived the visitors and showed them through the neatly kept, but rather cramped quarters. Krass (ity. No (!, was the next on the line. Foreman (ienrge II. Hvrnes did the honors here. The house is one of the neatest- in the citv and the boy feel proud of it. Hose Hill. No o, was next in order. Foreman John C. Thompson met the iu- liectors and welcomed them. the house was as usual scrupulously neat uid clean and is another ornament to tlie city. Protector, Xo 4, :i house which for beauty surpasses anything in the city. was then visited. foreman John I-.. Garvov was there with his hardy tin men and it w as tlie general opinion of all that tlie llrooklyn house could not b excelled by any in the state. I'liere was not time to visit the oust of Monitor, No 3. but It w as ob-erved as the inspectors rode by that Foreman Robert Woltl" and ills company hail everything looking iu excellent shape. 1 he pride ot the citv was last visited. No 's house. Here Foremen Joseph K. French of Citizens No 2 and Charles W. I.oucks of Mutual Hook and Ladder I No 1. received the visitors. Kijiiippod w ith everything needed for comfort and xpetlienev it is indeed a grand li house. The while beds, the bright -liming apparatus. Hie flower dec. parlor ail formed a combination which was only equalled by the appear a nee ot as nonie looking Horses ;1s any department in .New Knglaml can boast. Chief Snagg gave a test of the rapidity in which the men could get ready lor a tire. In lifteen seconds after the alarm rang, each horse was harnessed and every man w as in his seat ready for tin street. Three cheers were given tin bovs for their splendid exhibition. ' Promptly on the stroke of the alarm. at a quarter berore ten, Companies 1 and 11 left their houses and look their proper position north of tlie green. At id o'clock in response to a second alarm Companies 1, anil ;t and Mutual Hook and Ladder Co assembled at the sain point and at 10:,'iil the line was ready lo inspection. Led by Pope's band of Hartford Mayor KildulV. who had r covered sulltcieut 1 v to conic out. t lie other city otlicials add the members of ih boards of aldermen and councilmcii marched through the line on inspection. Al twenty-live minutes before eleven they had returned to the City hall steps tor review and the parade hegrm. Nor geant Dodds with a squad of Water liuiv s tinest policemen led tlie proces sion, t met aiuuei i . rviagg, 1- trst Assistant Terrenee ( '. O'Brien and Second Assistant Bernard I'. Byrnes each carrying a solid silver trumpet, led the line ot liremon. Pope's band of Hartford, in their bright scarlet coats, discoursed I he br-i strains of music. They escorted the old and famous company. I'ho nix. No 1. Foreman John W. Wright and his able assistants. William P. Keegan and Wil liam Cassin led a line of I w enn --e en brave tire laddies. The steamer, in charge of Fnginei r Fugcne l.'ov, ley. and the hose wagon with Driver Ldward Kane handling the ribbons, followed old Pho'tiix. Both the steamer and wagon were shining like silver and were gaily tlecKetl with flowers. The I'htlharnionic band of Bridgeport Iftl the i wenty-four men of ( itiens. No '2, ill charge oT Foreman Joseph K. French and Assistants 1'hilo K. Hiirritl and John It. Walker. The bright shin ing steamer followed, drawn by two mettlesome steeds which wore handled with skill by driver Charles Bentley. Driver Henry B. I.oucks held the reins over tlie two blacks which followed with the hose wagon. Wheeler A Vt ilson's band of Bridge port ltd the twenty-seven men of Moni tor, No J, in charge of Foreman llobert W'ollV. and Assistants Frank Welton and Otto 11. K. Wenilehack. Their gaily decked hose wagon presented a pretty appearance. The National band of WaHtngford were escorts lor the twenty-six men of Mutual Hook and Ladder company, a neat appearing body of men, in charge of Foreman Charles W. I.oucks and Assistants Charles K. Leisering and William S. Harper. Three powerful prancing and beautiful steeds followed with Waterbury "s pride, tlie terial truck. Driver Arthur H. Cleve land handled the animals with his usual skill, while Tillertnan William Dodds held the break. The Second regiment band of New Ha ven was the observed of lll. Their concert last night in Brooklyn served to arouse Interest. Besides, they had as drum major our own Brook lyn hoy, Major Shaiiiiahnn. who tossed his baton all through the line of march wilh the greatest skill. They led tho t w entv-tiino men of Protector, No 4, who drew their prettily decorated wagon w ith that, pride which they felt in their own territorial district. Fore man John K. Carvcy and Assistants John Dunn ami John 1. Loughman w ere ill charge. 1 tie Brass City band of W aterhurv escorted tiie thirt v-four men of Rose Hill. No 5, in charge of Foreman John Thompson and Assistants Thomas Fitzgerald and John Dowling. Their hose wagon was almost hidden in beds of flowers. I he American band of Waterburv led the thirty-one men of Brass City, Xo ti, in charge of Foreman (ieorge II. Byrnes and Assistants Daniel T. ilaekett and lames Finn. Their wagon was also embedded in (lowers, and showed the tasteful decorations of their ladv friends. The chief's private wagon led a long line id' carriages containing .Mayor Kll dutt". Citv Clerk Oradv, ( "it y Auditor Cassin, the hoards of lire commissioners, alilermen. couiiciltiien, selecMiieu and in vited guests. The line of march was from North Main street past the reviewing stand to Church street, to (iratid. to Leavenworth, to West Main, to Kxchangc place, to Bank, to Urand. to South Main, to East Main, to ( berry, to (iroye. to Central avenue, to W est Main, to Crane, coun termarch to tate street where the bands consolidated and marched around the green, when tin: companies were dis missed. l tlvi: ALARMS. Musician Chris F. Nolan of Co G dis tinguished himself last night in Protec tor's house in Brooklyn. The tire lad dies were giving the Second Uegiment hand a reception and just before they broke up for the night by request the band was asked to play tlie old Second regiment inarch. When they got ready it was found that the snare drummer was missing. Musician Nolan volun teered his services and a drum was pro cured and although he had never drummed the march before ho went through it like a major. 1 !e was encored after the playing had ceased. Kach company headed by its band marched from the respective tire houses prompt al 2 o'clock this afternoon aud paraded to the West Knd grounds where the picnic is being held. There was no public exhibition of the fire apparatus. Many oxpecttd to sea the aerial truck worked near tlie green, but the day was hot and asthe boys were pretty well fagged out it was thought best not to give an exhibition. ALMOST KILLED. EXPLOSION OF A SODA FOUNTAIN WITH SERIOUS RESULTS. .Joseph O' lonnt-ll. Kmployeil at rcAu lifltCs r.otllin- Works Terribly Injured I.i- itnil A rm Itroken iilnl lVrluips Inter nally Hurl. William O'Donnoll. a young mau who lives at SimonsN ille, was fright fully in jured at McAulitVe's bottling works ou Bank street about .1 o'clock this after noon. While charging a soda fountain the whole thing exploded with a terrific re port, breaking into hundreds of piece. O'Donnoll was picked up covered with blood and in terrible agony. Doctors Axtelle. liravesand Hinckley were summoned and after a hasty exam ination found that the young man was sintering from compound fractures of the left knee and left arm. His face was badly cut. the principal wound being oyer the left car. He may also be inter nally injured. lie was removed to the hospital. At press hour Dr tiraves said that he did not think O'Donnell w ill will live, lie is is years of age. THE LAST CHANCE. .Manager ;rif11ttis tif ISnnover larh An nounces ii lli.rr.il1 For Saturday. Special trains will run to Hanover park for the last time this ,-easoti on Saturday. On that day an extra line shore dinner will be serxeil, there w ill be a baloon as cension and dam ing and a line exhibi tion of lire works in the evening. Hun dreds of Watetbury people have visited ihe )iirk during tlie past three months mid are loud in their praises of the at tractions pro ided and t he uniform cour tesy ol the managers. It is a delightful place to spend a day and no doubt many will avail themselves of the opportunity a Horded Saturday. when the New F.nglaud road w ill run special trains to accommo date Waterlmry people. ABOUT THE WEATHER. Stiowers, Ftillowetl Ity slightly Cooler Conditions I'romisetl. The New Haven weather bureau has this to say to-day : The storm yesterday in South Dakota I lias moved rapidly east by north to the upper St Lawrence valley. Ihe baro meter has fallen decidedly on the coast ami in the states w bile a high area has moved iu from north of Montana. Bain is falling throughout the lako region with fair weather in other parts. The temperature lias fallen in the up per Mississippi valley and remains about stationary in oilier parts. Fortius section the conditions favor threatening weather aud probably showers this afternoon: slightly cooler to-night; generally southwest winds. Fonnd an American's Skeleton Viexsa, t-ept. 12. A skeleton, suppos ed to be that of an American tourist named Ruth, who disappeared in 1890. has been discovered In a ravine of the Adamollo glacier, In southern Tyrol.