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WATERBURY, CONN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS. GRASH AT LOUISVILLE. ANOTHER ACCIDENT MARS THE GRAND ARMY ENCAMPMENT. V7ALKEE IS COMMANDEB-IN-OHIEF. Mora Than On Hundred Person Injured Willie Viewing the Fireworks by the Col lapse of a Grand Stand Next Encamp ment at St. Panl. Louis ville, Sept. 13. The thirtieth national encampment of tho (4. A. K. will be held in St. Paul in IMOii, with Colonel I. N. Walker of Indianapolis as cominand-er-iD-chief. While 100,000 people were watching tho fireworks ulon.er the river front last night a portion of the grand stand, on which were seated at least 10,000, people gave way, and many were injured. No fatalities were reported. As far as known the injured arc: Mrs. Harrifield, 3-' Kast Market street, Louisville, foot crushed and leir broken. Mrs. W. F. Freeland, T4S Third avenua, Louisville, anklo crushed. miss Mattie Morgan, Jeflersonville, Ind., foot crushed. Miss Fedora Starr, 112! West Mann street, Louisville, foot crushed and ur.klo sprained. E. J. Burks, veteran from Sprinrrflcld, Mass., foot crushed; will have to be am putated. Miss Eva Willis, foot crushed, Morning Sun, O. Miss Freiila Senn, PI 3 West Jefferson Street, ankle broken. Mrs. Julia Ailkius, 1012 West Chestnut street, ristht fool sprained. Mrs. W. C. Xooness, wife of Prosident Noonessof Kentucky watron works, slight ly injured, left and foot crushed. Mrs. Magiiio Ferris, US Portland ave nue, foot and ankle enisl ed. A 19-year-oid son of Dr. l'eter Runther nian, Baxter avenue, foot crushed. Miss Kcnei.. Ijvansville, lud., foot bad ly crushed. Colonel Joseph Packard, editor Sow Albany Tribune, foot crushed and ankle badly sprained. W. C. Grcgp, BlufTton, Ind., back sprained, right leg broken. George Do Long, Blutlton, Ind., foot crushed. Minuio Hayes, ."00 Walnut street, Louis ville, left foot erul. d. Rider Stein, li'Hi Mann street, Louis ville, knee crushed. F. D. Overton, Wll Broadway, Louis Tille, anklo crushed. Henry F. Hart, Fifteenth and Prentice Btroets, Louisville, log broken. Kate, Hines, daughter of Alderman Hines, leg broken. Mrs. A. J. Thurber, Moorehead, Ky., left knee crushed. Benjamin Scoggio, Bagdad, Ky., instep fractured. Mrs. McMillan, Chicago, internally in jured and both legs badly bruised. K. H. Glover, LouisMlle, foot crushed Rnd head bruised. Mark Weldon, South Louisville, leg crushed. Stove Guttain, South Louisville, leg broken. Carrie Donnoll, Pittsburg, internal in juries. Robert Vaughan, Louisville, foot crashed. William Wilson, Louisville, Internally Injured. Lulu King, Louisville, internally in jured. Mrs. Matilda Voyes, Louisville, legs badly bruised. Mrs. Ronald McDonald, font crushed; tlso her 4-year-oUl son was injured inter nally. t'rank Martin, Louisville, both legs barlly bruised. William Walters, Louisville, left leg broken. Basil Guest, agent Arbuckle Coffee ompany, left foot crushed. How the Accident Occurred. ' Tho grand stand which fell was about 400 feet long and 00 feet wide. It was tho lower part and only elevated about two feet. Immediately beyond this part on an elevation of e'ight to ten feet there wore 60,000. That no one was killed is a mar vel. Had the scats been elevated to any great distance, many deaths must havo re sulted. As it was, the platform on which the seats were placed swerved to the rear and then settled to the ground with a crash. As it careened the planks of which the seats were made were forced toother, and the feet and legs of hundreds of spectators were caught us in a liugo trap. Tho noise of the exploding bombs and the fireworks and tho cheering of the crowd v as so great that only those adja cent to the grand stand which fell could hear it. Had it, become generally known a panic would have followed. The exact number of people injured will probably never be known. Four police men who were standing at that, part of tho stand say that they saw from ,V) to 7," persons taken away by friends in vehi cles. They assisted at least as many more back of the stand. All the ambulances and patrol wagons in t lie c:ty were suni moned. and those only slightly injured were taken to their stopping places or their homes. A portion of the grand stand which fell was a scene cf horrifying confusion. Mr. Vreehiiul, assistant editor of The 1'imrii r Journal, was present when the accident occurred. "Jt was awful," he snid. "I saw men and women falling everywhere. Whether they were fainting f:unfrightor pninl could not say. Then a panic f.-llowed. Those, who cseaiici. being caught in tho trap made a mad rush for the entrance, trampling over those who had fallen, while (hose who li.iu b .el. caught screamed t aid. Meai'Mme t' e u muliit .ido on a.1', sides e- ntint'.ed t.i ,I,;t.q r.if then'' the fireworks that r :C'i urrt e.r 'ode mid light up the " A cumber of ('. A. R. veterans who frero wi'ii wer of the ,-rt i. it s--vd they Diilec a 1 j , o nan 1 r- of . opi,- vh. hall been 'r.-ui i d r.-u' !:,; -. i.r ,ti' tno logt. to en""iaf or. Ctrl .: to ho els o- t heir bom -s. T: t: l I- s.op m t he excite ment re ye' tn. ir nc res. Vfcf"-rr VI ct Cf miiinnrtor-!n-r!-.iot ft Km c'u.-n;oa fsssija ei.oh depart fr - P-..fc-iei. 'U n-i:'b 'or the couimit f v ir t rr..t r,-siliitioijs til f,i death cf f. t'.t.r -A.i"r-(ftv ShT-ii !yrfc le. sion. Hie rommuwe was airecseu vo arw tend the funeral In a body today. The roll was called for nominations (or places for the next annual encampment. Colonel Albert D. Shaw of New York pre sented tho name of Buffalo; B. Webster of Don vor presented the name of that oity; R. Castlo of St. Paul renewed the invita tion which St. Paul sent to the encamp ment one year ago, and W. W. French of Tonnessee extended an invitation for tho next encampment at Nashville. A combination was formed for St. Paul. New York voted solidly for Buffalo, whilo Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois gave their strengt h to St. Paul. Tho first, ballot ro suited: Nashville, 83 votes; Denver, 103; Buffalo, 'J-J'i; St. Paul, 391!. The vote was made unanimous. W. A. Ketchman of Indiana presented the name of Colonel Ivan Walker of Indi anapolis for commander-in-chief of the Grand Army as a representative of that fearless and sturdy loyalty that rescued the nation. T. S. Ciarkson of Nebraska said his de partment had presented his name as a candidate for commander-in-chief. He would, however, decline to be a candidate, against Comrado Walker, and moved that the rules be suspended and that tho adju tant general lie directed to cast the unani mous vote of tho encampment for Com rade Walker. Mr. Ciarkson 's action pro duced a thunder of applause, and the mo tion prevailed with a hurricane of cheers. Colonel Walker heartily thanked the encampment for tho high compliment they had bestowed upon him. In tho contest for senior vice command er both the candidates are from Kentucky. They are General E. H. Hobson and Mi chael Minyon. General Hobson was elect ed. (". K. Cosgrovo of Washington was elected vice commander over J. O. Gregg of Montana. THE DURANT TRIAL. Clanclie Lamaat'i Weight neconies an Im portant Point P.w Fravcisco, Sept. 13. Pouring rain did not lessen tho crowd of curiosity seekers at the trial of Durant. As tho de fense will lay stress on tho inability of ono man to carry a heavy body up such a stoop llight of staits as leads to the belfry of Kmanuel church, the prosecution was elated at the testimony today of Richard Charlton, grocer, who had weighed Blanche each week for six months. Muroh i7 or 's she had weighed 115 pounds. A week later sho disappeared. Her greatest weight was IU1 pounds. Henry Shalmount, a cable conductor, test hied that Durant and Miss Lamont had ridden together to school the morning of April J. He had seen them frequently before, and bis attention was particularly directed to them on this day by their evi dent intimacy. Then the defense admit ted tho fact that Durant and Miss Lamont were together at that time, and this lino of inquiry was abandoned by the prosecu tion. Herman J. Schlagler, a classmate, ol Duraur. at tho medical college, testified that four days after Dlancho had disap pi:red nr.d bcfo: e. D'iaui was utoi.iiion3d in connection with her absence Durant had asked Schlagler if he remembered seeing them together, and if ho did not remember that Durant had parted from Idaiu .ie boiore tho lornn-r left the city. Witness was unable to rememher. Dnran! volunteered the information that Blanche was missing. The prisoner told the witness that Blanche was easily led and controlled by l.im and that, he feared sue had gone to smo questionable abode. Miss Minnie Bell Edwards, a classmata of Blanche, also testified. in aeeoimiiouiiio a juror a recess was hero taken until Monday. Robert J Wins the I!iet Race. Lot isvii.i.h, Sept, in. The pacing; race in which Robert .1, ,'ohu K. Gentry and Joe Fatchfn battled for supremacy was witii!.ed by nearly 10,000 people. Rob ert .7. the great son of Hartford, camo oft" victorious, but for the fact that Joe l'atrhcn went into the air when within 40 yards of the wire in tho fourth heat there might have been another ending. Robert J, however, was as steady as a clock, and not f nee during the four heats did ho gG off his feet. In the fourth heat, which was paced in :0l',, ho established a new rec ord, this being the first fourth heat evei trotted by any horse in that time. Satolfl Has Not Heard of It. Wasiuxgtox. Sept. 13. Archbishop Sa tolli says he has absolutely no informa tion or inriniai ion concerning tho report that he is to be created a cardinal. It is stated that he is proceeding with his du ties as though thero was no intention what ever of his being recalled to Rome for ad vancement or assignment to new work. SKY SCRAPER ON FIRE. The World Pnitilinir In Now York Dam. BRi d by a Illaze In the Basement. Nkw York, Sept. 13. A flro burned foi n:i hour in the basement of the tall World building last, night. The blano started in the rooms where the paper stock is stored and was caused by tho worn insulution ol an electric v ire. In a v.e-y few minutes tho building was filled with a dense smoke, which surged up t-hn.ngh the airshaft and also through the shaft of the tubular elevator. Thera were upward of -J50 persons on tho nppei floors of the lutildiDg at the time, and many of these were afraid to venture down by way of the elevators. Many of t lie employees of tho compos ing and ouitorial rooms descended by way of a freight elevator in tho rear, while some came down by means of scaling lad ders, which were hurried up stairs by the firemen. G. K. Eggleston, an editorial writer, was on the t-tairs when tho smoke over took him. lie was overcome by tho smoke an I was hoiped to tho street by the fire men. The fire spread in tho basement to tho mailing room, and from there it spread to tho prees rooms. The flro was under con trol at ll:lo, leaving the basement of the building Hooded with water. Tile damage will bo chioily in tho paper stock, and lunch of it, was caused by the great quantities of water poured into the basement. By the flooding of the water tank on tho top floor some damage was a'so done on the eighth, ninth and tenth lloo-s. Offers of assistanco in the way of paper, temporary pretsroom, etc., wero sent to The World by several of tho newspapers at eve. Tho damage to the paper stock AiiX m.h:De-T if placed at tbout fc3.000. CITY COURT GASES. JUDGE C0WELL GIVES SOME CHAR ACTERISTIC ADVICE. Julia Mahoney and Palo Giliano Arrested Near Silver Street Many Minor Cases Disposed of Without Ceremony. Julia Mahoney and Palo Giliano were charged with lascivious carriage In the city court to-day. The officers on East Main street were notified last night that several men were with a women in the bushes near Silver street. Officers Ahearn, McAulitl'c and Kennaugh went out there and eaugdit the two above named coming out oil to the road about a iuarter of a mile beyond Silver street. Judge Cowell asked lie-lore the evi dence was put in if this wasn't tin; woman known as "Sloppy Weather.'" She has never been arrested before, but I he police have long wanted her. Judge l.owe defended her and Attorney Durant appeared for tho Italian. Judge ( owell said the woman was a common nuisance and deserved no sympathy. Iler children would be better taken care ol by the county. lie liued each of them $7 iiud costs. Patrick J. Kelly was charged with drunkenness and breach ol the peace. II is old mother appeared against him and said he went home last night and abused everybody. His father was !i years of age and an invalid. She was afraid of hqr sou and wanted him kept away from the house, lie has threat ened to murder the family. Get him to board somewhere else is all she wanted. Judge Lowe defended him. Judge (owell said any son thai would make his old mother come into court deserved no mercy, lie fined him 810 and costs and and costs. I'essie Kelly, sister of the accused, was summoned to appear in court to swear against her brother, but she did not appear. A capias was issued for her and Judge Cowell said that people who are summoned must come to court whether they know anything about the case or not. Anthony Kulbaek took on a tire par ade jag yesterday and Judge Cowell asked him to pay ?1 and costs. I.izie fvott was found very drunk in the lots oil' Itishop street by Officers N'oonan and McCarthy. Three fellows who were in the vicinity made themselves ves scarce, .lame.-- Scott, the husband of the woman, said t, v as tired ol the way tilings were working. His wife had not been doing right and he wanted her punished. She was given S. and cost-. Robert Hart had a happy drunk on and was pist as nappy this niorninsi'. lie smiled at Officer I la ves and said lie had no fault to find with the ireiitcuian. He was a stranger here and had come from New. Haven. He would be obliged if set free. He was told to skip out of town. M.'iria Rt iily's case -li.-v.'ioM'il w'iea'i v. cmditHin of anairs in Ward's flats. She was charge I drunk nae-s and breach of the peace. harles 1- icy and his wile and another tenant all tesiiiicd that the woman is a nuisance to the whole block. She gets drunk and then her tongue is hung on n pivot and the foulest of language comes from her lips. Mrs Hoilly took the stand and at once proceeded to get even with her neighbors. She said Mrs l iahertv was an immoral woman, steals coal and chick ens and drinks with Italians. Thcv were all robbers and thieves in the block and every woman got drunk. "That's a pretty bad house." remarked Judge f'oweli. Mrs Keilly continued to send forth her dislike of her neighbors when Attorney Webster shut her off. "Haven'; 1 the liberty to speak 'r" she shouted t"I have a tongue as well as she." "I see that said the prosecutor, but you had better stand down." She was lined o and costs and ir'fi and costs. Another peculiar case was that of .lames ( avanatigh. I lie case disclosed incotnptailiility of temper. Judge l.owe defended ( avanaugh. He was charged with assault ami non-support. Sirs ('avanaugh said that ('avanaugh had abused her for ten years. Last Sunday night he had throw n her from the slops of Mrs 1 loyle's house, next door, because she would not go upstairs to their chil dren. She said he had threatened to I urn her little girl up unless she got him the axe so that hi' could kill her mother, .she had locked herself in the hack room of Mrs Doyle's house. Tor the last seven months she said she had only s.'l or f?4 from him. She had no meat and no doming lor me cnimreii. I ross-exam- ltii'il she admitted he had furnished the clothes she had on, also that she had all the groceries she wanted. She had not roomed 'Willi him for two years and never would again. She had not cooked a meal for him for over a month and did not intend to. Mary, the 12 years' old daughter, said that both her father and mother had drank beer on the night in question and that her father had pushed her mother from the steps. She ad mitted that her mother told her to tell the story about the axe. Here Judge (.owell asked her who got the beer, and she said her father. When asked where, she did not know. ( avanaugh, neatly dressed and making a good appearance, said that lie had worked for twenty-nine years at the Uaterbury Buckle' company. He had never been arretted. He had always supported his family and had never as saulted his wile. Attorney Webster said that be thought the beer was the cause of all the trouble, t'avanaugh's. his wife's and the little girl's appear ance, all neatly clothed, did away with any idea of non-support and the case was milled. Judge l.owe then asked to have judgment suspended on the other case. He said. "1 would he tempted to drink if married to such a woman." This caused Jlrs (ava naugh to shout out: "He is a bad 'man and 1 can prove it." Judge Cow 'll called Mrs ( avii'iaich to the bench and said : "I am going to adjourn this case for thirty days." In the meantime if your husband provides you with support, you must, cook hi;; meals. The law compels you to do that. If he attempls to assault you. notify trie officers. From this turn of affairs either the devil will get this both of you or you will both baooiae hotter." JAMES FLANAGAN'S ESCAPE. Was Standing: Near O'Donnell When Yes terday's Explosion Occurred. William O'Donnell. who was injured by an explosion at t he McAulift'e bot tling works yesterday afternoon, is in a critical condition at. the hospital. It is believed that his injuries are worse than was at first, supposed and that he will have a hard time to survive the; shock. There seems to be no blame attached to any one. James Flanagan had charge of the job and there w as only eighty pounds of. pressure on when the fountain exploded. This was less than half the pressure which it was intended to use. The strange part of the accident was that Flanagan, who w as standing beside the fountain, escaped without injury, al though the concussion caused by the explosion was so great that he was thrown back against the bench and re ceived a slight bruise on the shoulder. GLADSTONE ON FINANCE. Be Believes 'mat London Can Force tha World to tha Gold Standard. London, Sept. 18. Replying to an In vitation extended to him by Mr. Georga Pool, secretary of the Gold Standard asso ciation and son of Viscount Peel, for merly speaker of the house of commons, to express his views on the quostion of bi metallism, Mr. Gladstone writes that he has not altered the opinions whioh he ex pressed in parliament 2 years ago. Ho adds that he regards tho bimetallic schemes as passing humors, doomed to nullity and disappointment. He is con vinced, he says, that if London stands firm for tho gold standard no power that bi metallism commands or is likely to enlist will bo able to overcomo it. Mr. Gladstone adds that he regrets that age and its dis abilities prevent his active participation in the controversy. SAW HER SON KILLED. Then the Widowed Mother Beat Ont Her Braiuft on the Rails. Norristowx, Pa., Sept. 13. Louis Bus tiano, aged 17 years, was killed on the Pennsylvania railroad at Mageetown. He was crossing tho tracks with his mother at tho time and was struck down by a train before her eyes. The grief stricken woman, whose only support was the boy, threw herself on the ground and beat out her brains upon the rails. Her husband was killed at the same place a few years ago. Britinh fonftiil Stoned by a Mob. Shanghai, Sept. in. The British con sul at Wen-t'how, in the province of Che Kiang, has been stoned by a mob. Litera ture iucitiugagainst the English has been circulated by the officials. Sentenced For Bigamy. Bridoei'OKT, Conn., Sept. 13. Judge Wheeler iu the superior court sentenced Dr. Otto Hellas'- to three years and six months lu state prison for bigamy. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. Fire started in Watson, Foster & Co. 'a factory at Montreal and did $50,000 dam- anres At Hough ton. Mich., a party of men went down shaft No. 4 of tho Osceola mine and found 25 dead miners. During a storm which passed over City Island, N. Y.. Mine. Albert was struck and instantly killed by lightning. Conway Springs. Kan., was visited by a fire which burned tho entire business portion, inflicting a loss of t )0,C00. Two children of J. H. Lavender wore burned to death by a tire which broke out in the ranch house at Spokane, Wash. Thunderstorms did much damogo In northwestern New York state, a dozen persons being injured and two killed at Capo Vincent. At Chicago Charles Crooks, a furniture manufacturer of Goshen, Ind., found tho body of his brother George in a pickling vat at Rush Medical college. Tho pr.-ind jury in Philadelphia found a true 'k11 of indictment against Herman W. M'ldgett. alias H. H. Holmes, charg ing hi ci with the murder of lieajamin F. Pitzcl. Taper Horseshoes, A German veterinary surgeon has dis covered a method by which horseshoes can bo successfully manufactured from paper. Tho paper is impregnated with turpentine to make it waterproof. Tho Inventor claims that a horse wearing these shoes cannot slip on greasy roads. Hardware. Concord's 260th Anniversary. Concord, Mass., Sept. 13. Old Con cord is celebrating the two hundred and sixtieth anniversary of her foundation, and tho historic first parish meeting house, where the first provincial congress met and where the famous speech of John Adams was delivered, is the scene of tha principal exercises. Race Horses Fatally Injure a Woman. HoLl.iPAYsncnii, Pa., Sept. 13. Mrs. John Todd of Altoona, aged 75 years, at tempted to cross tho track during th6 races at tho Blair County fair. She fell in front of the running horses and was struck in tho breast by tho hoofs, receiv ing injuries from which she will die. Fell Down an Elevator Shafts PHIkAPELFHlA, Sept. 13. Juiucs B. Carrof the firm of James 13. Carr & Sons, agents for tho Manhattan Life Insuraucu company of Now York, fell down tho ele vator shaft from tho fourth floor of the Manhattan building and was instantly killed. Filibusters Indicted. W1T-.MI5JGTON', Del., Sept. 13. The grand jury in the United States district court found true bills of indictment against the alleged Cuban filibusters, including Ralph de Soto of this city. Lost Both Legs.' Ojteouta, N. Y., Sept. 13. Z. n. Run ner of llinghamton attempted to board a train on the Delaware and Hudson road nt Otcgo. Ho fell under the cars, and both his legs wero out off. Ho will die. Big Shipments of Gold. Xkw Youk. Sept IU. It is estimated that between $4,000,000 and 65,000,000 in gold will leave by the dillerent steam ers to-morrow for Kuropo. NEGLECTED CHILDREN. SAD STATE Of AFFAIRS IN A SOUTH MAIN STREET HOUSE. Four Children Left Uncared Fop and Alone by Their Mother Removed to the Almshouse by Order of the Select men. The selectmen were notified last night that Mrs John Casey, who lives in the rear of .Jacques auditorium on South Main street, had deserted her home aud four children were being neglected. Se lectmen Morris and Brooks visited the tenement aud found a scene of desti tution. There was no furniture of any kind in the house with the exception of one bed. Over this the four children were frolicking. John Casey, the father, is a hard work ing man and is employed at Holmes. ISoothot Hayden's. He said his wife was wayw aid and a hard drinking wo man and his children must be cared for or the example set by the mother might bring bad results. He was unable' to give them the care they should receive as he could not leave his work. This morning Almshouse ICeeper Mo ran aud Agent (iillette of the Hu mane society visited the home and found that the mother had not returned. The children wore good clothing, but they were dirty, showing a lack of mother's care. The children are Eugene, aged 10; Lillie, S; Mary, 5, and John, 2. They were placed in the superintend ent's wagon, and laughed and shouted with glee as they rode through the streets. They were bright and win some. -Mrs Casey was arrested a little while ago for improper conduct. She appeared iu the selectmen's otlioe this morning aud wanted her children. She saitl that her husband was a drinking man and would not allow her to go near, the chil dren. The selectmen knew her husband and would not believe her and told her that a mother who would desert her children as she had did not deserve sym pathy. For the present, they told her, the children would remain at the alms house. PENSIONS FOR TEACHERS. A rlea For Those Who Spend the Best Years of Their Lives in Educating- the Young. To the Editor of the Democrat: In a recent issue of your interesting paper a comparison of the work and wages of school teachers and factory girls was made, and the opinion was given that the hitter's duties are the more onerous, while the remuneration they receive is not so great. Now with all due respect and w ithout wishing to hurt the feelings Of jmybody, allow me to Miy that no more responsible or nerve trying oeeuprtion can be named than that of t aeht -. Veachers sacrhice more for i no public than any other class of public servants. They are the least re warded for their work. They have the least, to look forward to. I believe that a pension should he pro vided by the state for teachers, es pecially female teachers, who have given the best years of life up to the noble work of instructing the young. Unless my memory is at fault this matter was discussed in the Dk mo chat a few years ago ami Representa tive O'Neill seriously considered intro ducing a bill to that efl'ect in the legisla ture. Nothing came of it, however, and it is probable that had the matter been brought up it would have met with de feat. That being the case I would suggest that the teachers ol Waterhury form a mutual aid association. Indeed, every city in the land ought to have an asso ciation of this kind. Millions are given by benevolent people each year to hos pitals, asylums and colleges, although it must be admitted that Waterhury generosity does not run very much in that direction. It seems to me there ought to be a class of people whose wealth should he consecrated to the highest etliciency of teachers. There should he large resources from the many well-to-do men whose only educational privileges were in the common school, the foundation of which was laid by teachers who never received more than a living. A large mutual aid fund for those who do not marry, but who, year after year, impart their knowledge "to the children of Waterhury, w ould be but simple jus tice, and yet it would be as noble a mon ument to philanthropic persons as could be raised. Gratitude. UNLAWFUL SHOOTING. Reports That the Game Law Is Not Re spected. 1 Reports which come in from the coun try show that the game law is being violated, and unless prompt measures are taken to suppress the shooting out of season, the prospects of good hunting this fall will, sportsmen say, be blasted. In the town of Orange a gunner was seen to kill two young partridges on Sunday, and it is understood the man is to be prosecuted. Resides shooting the birds illegally, the man threatened to shoot the man who interfered. According .to the Connecticut law, every person who detects another shoot ing out of season, and brings proper complaint, is a game warden, and is en titled to one-halt the tine imposed on conviction. The line is $-27) for each game bird, or each squirrel shot. If a person shoots on Sunday, he can also be prosecuted under the Sunday law, Even when the law is oil", Sunday is a close day for game, and a person mav bo prosecuted for shooting the same, as in the months of July or Auirust. CYCLONE AT ROWAYTON. Hoofs Blown From Two Houses and Many Trees Uprooted. SOUTH NuitWAI.K, Sept 13. A violent storm broke over Kowayton at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The path was about quarter of a mile wide and took iu about half the place. Nearly every tree was uprooted aud the roofs were blown from two houses MISSION SERMONS. Good Literature, Temperance and the Buty of Parents to Chldren the Subjects. Last night Kev Father Smitji delivered an interesting sermon at the Sacred Heart cliureli. He gave his hearers some sound advice, saying among other" things that they should be choice in their selection of reading matter, for nothing was more destructive to tho morals of young people than bad litera ture. He also counseled the young wo men to be careful not to become the partner of men who are addicted to the abuse of intoxicating drink and thought it was the duty of fathers aud mothers to inquire after the character of young men who seek their daughters iu marriage, before giv ing their c uiseut to the union. AX the early mass this morning Rev Fat her li vaii gave a live minutes talk on the duty which parents owe to their chil dren. He laid considerable stress on the awful consequences which result from parents swearing and using profane lan guage in presence of their ehildren,sayinj that it was a sad thing to hear a youne man admit that the first time lie "heard the name of God used with an oath was in his own house and by his father or mother. "People think children forget these things," he said, "but experience has show n that this is not the case and parents who make a practice of cursing in the presence of their offspring will have to answer for the scandal they gave their little ones before they were able to distinguish between right and wrong." TERRIBLE AFFLICTION, CHARLES A. MASON ORDERED COM MITTED TO THE INSANE ASYLUM. Long Suffering: From Kpllepsy Unbalanced His Mind In No I'liyslcal Condition to Be Bemoved and Beath. May Believe Bis Sufferings. Charles A. Mason, bookkeeper for the Apothecaries" Hall Co, was adjudged in sane in the probate court to-day, and was ordered committed to the Connecti cut hospital for the insane, at Middle town. K. J5. Piatt was appointed to take him to the institution. Mr Mason is well known in Water hury and lives at 3-1.1 Grand street. For fifteen years lie has been troubled at ir regular intervals with epileptic convul sions. He has never been really free from these attacks. Many times" he haa fallen without a word of warn ing from his desk in the Apothecaries' hall. One week ago to-day he w as taken w ith acute insanity, caused by epilepsy. During part of that time he has been very noisy except when he has been under the influence of opiates. He has also had a strong tendency to be very violent. lioctors Axtelle and Graves ex amined Mr Mason and pronounced him insane. Treasurer John lUair of the Apothecaries' Hall Co then peti tioned the probate court, through the board of selectmen, for his commitment to an asylum. The papers were executed to-day and the unfortunate man was to b removed to the asylum this after noon, but on examination the physicians found that he wasiu a critical condition and it would be unsafe to move him. lie w ill be kept at home for the present under charge of a keeper. If Ids strength returns he will be removed to the institution, but his vitality is rap idly failing aud the malady will probably prove fatal. Mr Mason was at one time assistant post master aud ran for tow n clerk on the republican ticket agaiust James J. Madden some years ago. but was de feated. He was very popular. SEPTEMBER STORMS. What the Clerk of the Weather Bureau lias to Say About Them. Wiggins predicted a big storm for the early part of September, but nervous people may be reassured by the follow ing from ihe Connecticut weather bu reau to a New London Telegraph re porter : "No. we haven't any such storms In sight, and further, I think we will not fee them. Of course, there is bound to be more or less atmospheric disturbance at this time of the year, for storms usually precede a change in the seasons, caused by a sudden change in tempera ture. This is the season of equatorial storms, and they may extend this far north, or they may not. Then this kind of weather caiises'storms of more or less magnitude, but I don't look for any such disturbance as is troubling our friend Wiggins just at present. There is a pop ular superstition about equinoctial storms which is almost as great a fallacy as Wiggins' predictiou." CONDUCTORS DISCHARGED. Consolidated Kmployes IVho Mere Too Accommodating to Friends. It was announced last week that six of the best known passenger conductors upon the Consolidated road had been suspended by reason of evidence ob tained against them by detectives placed upon the trains under orders from the railroad company. The principal charge against the men ap peared to be, as near as could be ascer tained, that they had too many friends whom they had allowed to ride upon their trains without giving up to the company the regular tariff rates for their rides. A hearing upon the matter was held by the rail road ollicials on Wednesday, when the accused conductors were hauled over the coals and called upon to defend themselves. The result of the hearing was not made public, but it is under stood that all of the accused men were found guilty aud dismissed from the ser vice of the company.