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a VOL. VIII. NO. WATE11MJUY, CONN., 'KDN12SDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1895. PltlCE TWO CENTS. ATLANTA EXPOSITION. FORMAL OPENING OF THE BIG COTTON STATES FAIR. By the Pressing of a Gold Button nt Grns OabUl ttas Maohluery In the Expoaltlos Iluildlns Was Started, and the'Fair Wai Fractloally Opened. ATLANTA, Pcpt. IS. This morning at t o'clock the Rates of tho Cotton Stti.es am' International exposition were thrown open for 12 0 days, till tho bells in th, chimes tower toll the knell of the dying; year. The opening was the fjreatest event in the history of the bis show. Hnlf of th: nations of the earth were represented In the procession during the day, auJ th more prominent' .speakers of the count rj addressed the multitude ih.it gathered it the auditorium to witness the formal in augural exercises. An imposing procession, commanded by Colonel W. L. Ke'.U g'i, Cnited St. -.to.' ormy, moved to the grour. '.s at noon fnm: a point In the center of t : i . :y. la the line were the Washington artl;irry of New Orleans, the Fifth regiment of regulars, the Sixth regiment of 4oorgia volunteers, the Third regiment of tJeorgla volunteer, the Atlanta artillery and a battalion oi cavalry. At the grcinds addresses were delivered liy President C. A. Collier, Mrs. Joseph Thomson, president of tho woman's board Booker T. Washington (colored). Ma-yoi Porter King, ilou. (ieorge Jbrown, repre senting tho governor, and Judge Emery rpeer. The arrangements for touching the but ton were completed ycstor.lny. A wire was put In from Buzzards Uay, tho telogrnpli station for Gray Gables, the home of I'ivs idont Cleveland, and another wire whs put In from the auditorium to the ma Chinery building. When the time loi touching the button arrived, which wns At the conclusion of the speeches, the wires were cleared, and an operate? in tie auditorium notified another opersror nl Gray Gables. The wire runniug into the I machinery building had been connect , ,1 j with two electric machines attached tc I valves on tho big Frick engine, which j drives the shafting of the machinery, ami the valve ou the largest water pump. A - eoon as tho president's little daughtct Closed the eleetrio circuit by pressit:" liet baby thumb on a gold button the valve wore opened, and steam poured into ths engines. As they began to net the en gineer in the building opened all the en gines and started every machine in ihs hall. All the Ruildincts Thrown Oien. Preparations for tho event were com pleted yesterday. The front of Use admin istration building hail been rouiple'. cd and all of the debris cleared away. All of U: buildings, wilh the except ion of there ol tho states of Pennsylvania, New Yor';. Illinois and Massachusetts, have ' :i completed, leaving only some small boot in course of erection around tl.o grounds. For two years the wi-i 1: f proi'-irat'on has gone on wnceaM'Ttly, and Tne.-r of the thousiinth: ef e?.hi')iis ;.re in plate an.l rondy for irsne tu.n. All tho buildings were opened to.'.ay. although a few of them are siUl incom plete and may not be entirely finished !. fore Oct. 1. The government building is fully com pleted, and all the exhibits are in place. The Woman's building needs only a few days more to be placed in si:i isfactary con dition. Fine Art lunidin .- und Machinery hall are entirely finished and crowded With exhibits. More space than could be ::iven in Ma chinery hall was a: ; l';.-:1. t..r, a tut has re sulted in some crcwui ntr. The fair, as a whole, while of courso on ft smaller senile than the World's Colnm- i biau exposition at Chicago, presents an j almost equally pleasing anpearanco, owing to the topography of tho nre naturally attractive luost tastefully laid out. grouu ds, which and have been The lagoon is particularly beautiful. All incoming trains n-o crowded with Visitors, but it is believed that, although the crowds will be very large, the accom modations will be ample. A great imhix of notables is looked for en Sunday and Monday wirh the arrivals from Chatta nooga of the governors of the various states aud their stn'.Ts. who are now at tending the celebration there. Touched a Gold Itutton. Baltimore, Sept. IS. When it wns orig inally arranged that Presidout Cleve land's baby daughter Marion chould touch tbo button to start tho machinery of tha Atlanta exposition, an extremely delicate, nicely adjusted and highly ornamental push button was made by a firm in th!3 city and sent to the president at Gray Ca bles. The button is about 2 inches in diameter. The black body is richly orna mented with gold. A ring of gold an Inch and a half in di ameter and a quarter of an inch wide, on which is engraved the name, "Marion Cleveland, Sept. IS, 1S', " forms the outor bordor of the button. On a slightly rounded porcelain push In the center the Masonic emblems a square, compass, trowel and letter G are embossed in gold and jet. Gold is the only metal employe 1 in its construction. Came From Nebraska In Wagons. CI.EAKF1KI.D, Pa., Sept. IS. A party of emigrants arrived in Clearlleld, having traveled all the way from Gothenburg Neb., in wagons. They left there ,h:;w 20 and have been on the road ever since, averaging 2f miles a day. Their reason is the extremely hard times in Nebraska and surrounding states. They expect to leave here for Shamokin, whero they will settle down. Snlclde by Iotson. Rochkstkk, Sept. IS. Byron Chapman, once a prosperous business man of this city, committed suicido by taking poison. Tho cause is insanity. Boston Is 20.-, Years Old. BoSTOX, Sept. IS. Flags were displayed from all tho city buildings in commemo ration of tho founding of Boston, 26b yeart) ago. Chnrch Struck by Lightning. ItOCKFor.n, Ills., Sept. IS. Lightning Btrnck the Hoislngton church, a few miles east of this city, while services were being conducted, and five porsous were injured. WALLER IN BETTER HEALTH. ' An Important Witness loaves For Pari to Attend the Trial. WAsniSHTos, Sept. IS. Mr. Langaton of counsel for ex-Consul Waller and Paul Bray, stepson of the latter, were at tto state department. They have received let ters from Waller showimr that his health is improving slightly. As the advices re ceived hero are to tho effect that tho rec ord of the court martial la this case can not possibly reach Paris beforo the 2d inst. at tho earliest the statement of a French newspaper showing that Waller's case is hopeless is entirely discredited hero. An important witness in Waller's bo half, and one who, it is alleged, can be relied upon to prevent any "doctoring" of the court martial record, will start for the United States In a few days from Lon don. This is Mr. K. G. Woodford a civil engineer and nu American citizen, who was in Madagascar at the time of the i Waller trial and is fully conversant with j all of the facts. Mr. Woodford has made j a concise report already to Secretary Ol ! ivy of all tho f.'tf-'ts as they fell under his : observation, and while his statement does not acquit Waller of errors of judgment It j is said that it does show that hewaslnno j cent of any crime, and that ho has been outrageously treated. STREET CARS COLLIDE. Several Fassenft-era Injured In Two Acci dents In Washington. WAsniVGWS. Sent. IS. Two street car accidents occurred in this city within an hour of each other, nud, although each was attended with numerous casualties, none of them are expected to prove fatal. A motorcar on tho Ninth street electric line collided with a Belt lino car nt the corner of Ninth and P streets. The motor car crashed into the middle of the horse car, throwing it about 80 feet. The driver and Severn! passengers were injured. Iho passengers included Mrs. II. S. Gates and Miss Lockwood of Chicago, stopping at j the Kalcigh hotel here, and tho eldor lady was l;uite pa'nfully cut about tho face and head. A colored woman named Willis Meshy, the driver, C. M. Hamtnut, and Joseph Lewis (colored) were also injured. A ear ou the Eekicgton Eleetrio rail way became unmanageable and ran into tin h'.v.'iVrs. Two lady passengers were badly hurt. Miss Corliss of Brookland. D. C, was injured about; the lower limbs, and Mrs. Aurbuch was injured about the head and face. LIFE FOR A LIFE. China Kxecutes Sevon of the Murderers of Missionaries. F.irritow. Sept. IS. Seven men impli cated in the ina.-sacra of missionaries were executed Monday morning nt Kucheng. Tin- consuls of the commission of inves tigation were present. The foregoing dispatch indicates that the Chin, so have been promptly informed of the indignation aroused in this country and in Knglnnd at thoir decision cot to execute nny of the accused men unless all further demands should he waived. Their proposition was understood to bo "a Ufa lor a life, "fee a sacrifice of one t h:t..nne.;i iir.v! ;cai ed in the riots for ev ery Kuro-pfati missionary killed. A JAIL MOB3ED. Tepnty Sheriff. Vlre on Lynchers, and Tour Men Are Wonnditd. X ashy n Ml, Sept. IS. A fourth at tempt by it ti infuriated mob was made to break into the jail at Lexington, Tenn., a no. tnl-te out and lynch Harrison Fuller and f rank Simpson, charged with assault tnv ti two ree,pe -table whi!e women. The attackim; force, '0'.) strong, broke in the jail 3ior with sledgehammers and tri"d to g - t the men. In I'te fight that f -elK.v ed l'oi-r of the mob were shot, one named Crook fatally. The deputy sheriff who defended i he jail was somewhat in jured. Excitement runs high, and further trouble is expected. YVanderc.t 'In the Mountains. Cl'AM.'EKsm ta:, l'a., Sept. IS. Edward ' il.-u-stoek, the upholsterer who disap- near il from his home hero last YSednes- d.iy. wi fennel in a box oar nt Fort Lou d'm. Ci miles from here. He had been living In the mountains for the past sis days, suhhisrinif on three small fish and some hnckli berries. Fahnestock had been sufi:ring from melancholia. He romem Iters nothing of his experiences, although be had made daily memoranda of whero he had been. Lunatic- Leaps Into a Flywheel. I'TtrA, N. Y., Sept. IS. Chauncey Bowman, n patient at the insane asylum in this city, while exercising with an at' teniiot, suddenly developed a suicidal mania and had a fierce strugglo with tb attendant. He finally plunged headlong into the large tiy wheel in the engine roora, which wtis malting so revolutions a min ute. Death was instantaneous. Impaled On a Wagon Shaft. Provihexcs, Sept. 13. Morris Barry, a conductor, was killed ou South Main street. The shaft of a bakery wngon at tached to a runaway horse pierced his left breast near the heart as the result of an unavoidable collision, and Mr. Barry died abm-.t five minues after tho accident. fill l'p For tho Mourners. At,. Sept. IS. Hector Borthelot, l.e Canard n humorist paper, days ago, and In his will he set to be used after his interment Most;". editor of died two apart ?10 for refreshments to be partaken of at ths first hotel met on the ro.-.d bnek. Ifully 500 people attended tho funeral. Sprnco IV. Takes Ovstmr Bat, X. Y., Trlnl !ip!n. ept. IS. Sprnea IV, the little yacht whose ulnsr. is known as that of tho half raters, hai hor first trial spin in American watexs whon sho sailed out of Cold Spring Harbor into Long Island sound and thou into this port. Irought Affects Water Power. Assoxia, Conn., Sept. IS. Tho long drought is seriously embarrassing the lo cal factories hero and in Derby und Shel ton. In many roses steam alone is now depauded on, which largely increases the coat of oporating. Thero havo oeeu lour more arrests in connection with tho murder of Annie Rogers, neo Bookman, tho young colored woman who was found stranglod near SomorTllle, N. J. THE NEWGOMB JEWELS. DETECTIVES ARE ELINDLY LOOKING FOR THE THIEVES. airs. Viwcomb Stuffed Sic, 000 Worth ot IMamoad Jewelry Into a Sllppor, Fut the Slipper In a Trunk and Then Illd the Key. LoVO BttAsTCH, Sent. 18. Down at El- beron, the most exclusive resort of all I those ou New Jersey's coast, the robbery of the cottage of H. Victor Newromb, tho Wall street operator, of upward of f'20,000 worth of jewels and $n00 in money Satur day night has led most of the cottagers to employ private watchmen. Private de tectives from a famous secret service will bo put to work on the case today, Chief Lay ton of Long Branch aud his officers having so advised. Mrs. Newcomb's jewels were famous nt Flheron and Long: Branch as well as in New York city, where tho Ncwcombs live in winter, at. H8S Fifth avenue. They wore nearly all bought of C. T. Cook, a mem ber of the firm of Tiffany & Co., who has a house near tho oottageof the Newcombs at Elberon. Tho jewels stolen are: A pin set with diamonds of various col ors, from which hung nn aquamarine with an intaglio head of Marie do Medici grav en in it, valued at 8", 000; a largo dia mond sunburst, nn aquamarine brooch set with diamonds, a diamond marquise ring, a diamond solitaire ring, a ring set with a very fine pearl, a ring set with diamonds and rubies, a sapphire and diamond ring, Mrs. Nowcomb's wedding ring, a brooch set with eight largo diamonds. In addition to these tho thief, or thieves, took a large diamond sunburst belonging to Mrs. Reginald H. Ward, Mrs. New comb's daughter, which brooch she had given her mother to take care of; soma scarfplns of high value belonging to Mrs. Ward and tho ?(i00 in cash. How tho Robbery Occurred. The robbery was not discovered until 10 a. m. Sunday, but it is now quire certain that it must havo been committed bstween 7:15 and 9:16 p. m. Saturday. Those at the Newcomb cottage Saturday nijjht were Mr. Newcomb, who returned to his home at 8:20 p. m., after several months' nh sonoe; Mrs. Newcomb, Mr. and Mrs. Reginald H. Ward, a guest of Mrs. Ward, and tho six men and women servants of tho household. Tho attention of Chief I.ayton of tho Long Branch police was first called to the ease at noon Sunday. He learned that on tho side of the house facing the oeeau, ou tho second floor, were four rooms, which were occupied by Mr. Ntuveoiub, Mrs. Newcomb and Mr. and Mrs. Ward, and that a ladder hod been found on tho out sido, reaching from tho ground to Mr. Newcomb's room. When Mrs. Ward returned from a drive at 5:30 o'clock Saturday, sho found that a bureau in her room had boon tampered with. Each drawer had a separate key, and the key of a lower drawer had been used In atitempting to open tho upper drawer. She thought but little about it Mrs. Newcomb returned from a drive shortly after T o'clock. She kept her jew els in a slipper buried under tho other contents of a trunk in a closet of her room. She took out the slipper, found its contents all right and added to them $2u0 in money and such jewels as sho was wearing. Then she locked tho trunk and hid the key under a pile of linen in an other closet, whero she was In tho habit of hiding it. When Mr. Newcomb arrived about 8:20 o'clock, ho did not go to his room, but sat down to dinner. Soon after 0 o'clock Mrs. Newcomb sent her maid to her room to get a letter. The maid found a workbas- kot that had been on a tablo upset on the door and the contents of Mrs. Newcomb's handbag emptied out on tho bed. It never occurred to her to report the matter to Mrs. Newcomb, though, and hence tho robbery was not discovered until tho next morning, when Mrs. Nowoomb wont to the trunk to got somo jewels to wear to church, and found that tho slipper with all its treasure was gone. Tho trunk had not been broken open, howover. and tho key of it, which she had hidden under tho pile of linen in another closet, was just where she had loft it. The Servants Mistrusted. Mr. Newcomb was inclined to mistrust a maid and u butler, but Chief Layton questioned every servant in the houso very thoroughly and came to tho conclusion that none know anything of the robbery, lie searchod them and all their belongings. Mrs. Newcomb could not believe that Bhe had been robbed and jestingly accused Mr. Newcomb of having hidden tho jewels away to tease her. Mr. Newcomb at first thonght it would bo better to advertise a big reward for the return of tho jewels than to hire detect ives, saying that he had once thus secured tho return of a valuable watch which had been stolen from his wife. Chief Layton has been doing all possible to get some clew to the thieves, but has discovered little and now wants help. In a field about 150 yards from the house was found one of the stolen jewel cases. The lock had been ripped from it and was found somo 2ft yards further along toward the road leading to Deal Beach station. Anothor small jewelry case was found about 40 yards further along in the same direction. Thero was found yesterday a diagram of Elboron, on which Mr. Newcomb s house was designated hy a cross. This pa per was folded up carefully and tied with a black ribbon. Dr. Fraker rleld In 830,000 Bonds. Kichmokd, Mo., Sept. IS. Dr. George Fraker, tho insuranco nwlndler, who has been in jail here since his capture in the Minnesota woods, waived preliminary ex amination and was bound over to the grand jury in the sum of 120,000. A Crisis at Constantinople. Loxdox, Sept. 18. A dispatch to The Chroniclo from Constantinople says that the British minister's yacht has boen un der steam for the last 24 hours, awaiting f ispatehes for the fleet. Great apprehen lion Is felt amonsr tha Turks. Schoonerload of Filibusters Picked ITp, Jacksokvillk, Fla., Pept. 18. Tho United States rovonue cutter WlnoRS picked up off Pino key a sohooner w-tu!i 35 Cubans on board, believed to be filibus ters. The men have besa plaeed under bond fcr ho&rtnjt FIGHTS LEGAL. Chief Justice Hurt ears Texas Has No Law Against Them. Dallas, Sept. 18. Tho Corbett-Fita-simmons match will come off in this city. In the test ftlovo contest case before Judas Hurt of the court of criminal appeals ho held that there is no law in Texas against prize fights. After two days consumed in nrgumenS on the habeas corpus hearing of .Tesso Clark, charged with prize fighting, Chief Justice J. H. Hurt of the court of ortml- nal appeals decided that tho criminal code was wholly inoperative. The eonrk said "It was I who tret sn untested totnako prie fighting a felony. I wanted the state of Tc to take an advanced stand on the stibjec-t, which I regarded as the most brutal of acts. But mv nrlvnte onlnion 'has nothing to do with the law. I do not believe that under the provisions of our statutes or tho well settled rule of con struction this man has violated a law that has been so plainly written that he is responsible for it, and I shall dlschargo him. I will give my reasons hcroaftor In writing." At tho closing romarus some persons applauded, and the court, turning to them, sternly said, "I will send you all to jail." They could not. however, bo ientifled. The courtroom was crowded with lawyors. preachers and pugilists. The state was represented by its attorney general. Nkw Yon:, Pept. 18. William A. Bra dy, Corbeit's manager, paid when he heard that Judge Hurt's opinion was in favor of tho fight coming oft at Dallas, and that no legal obstacle existed which prevented Corbett and Fitr.slmmons meeting In that state that he was new sgtlsflod that every thing would be smooth. Corbett, Man ager Brady sild, would leave for San An tonio, whera he will train, on Oct. 3. THE DURANT TRIAL. Evidence am to tho Prisoner's Whereabouts en the Tay of the Murder. Sax Fratisco, Sept. IS. As the trial of Theodore Pnrant progresses strong evl di tu e i. ' eing put up against iho defend ant. The evidence introduced relative to Duran". s whereabouts on the afternoon of April 4 is contradictory to his statement en the night of his arrest, that bo had net seen the murdered girl aftor he left her on tho way to school on the morning of the 3d. Martin Qulnlan, an attorney, sup plied another link, testifying that ho saw Durum and a young lady walking on the street toward F.manuel church about 4:10 p. in., April 13. Tho defenso tried to impenoh his relia bility, and managed to get beforo tho jury a statement that Quinlan had twice boon arrested for assault to murder and once for another orlmo. Tho court soveroly reprimanded tho defendant s attorneys, who were obliged to admit to tho jury" that Quinlan had been acquitted on each oharge. David Clarke, who accompanied Quin lan, then corroborated all Quiul&n had said regarding Durant. BASEBALL. VATIOSAL, LKAOrE GAMES. At New York- PRIZl New York 02303300 8 Philadelphia.... 10000313 1 7 At Washington Washington 110 0 110 1 5 Brooklyn. 4 5 0 1 0 3 0 IS At Boston Baltimore 30110010 0 0 Boston 03030000 0 5 Second game Baltimore 1 1 0 0 0 3 Boston 0 2 3 0 S At Pittsburg Chicago 00100135 110 Pittsburg 110010 3 0 27 Second game Chicago 1001D000 0 7 Pittsburg 10000000 0 1 At Clovoland Cincinnati 00000000 0 0 Cleveland 00013018 7 At Louisville Louisville 03001030 0 S Pt. Louis 00000000 0 0 Big Glass Factory on Fire. Aimspr.iA, Ind.. Sopt. 18. Tho American plate glass works of this city caught Are, and the main building, 000 feet long, was envlopod in flames. The plant was built in 1809 and has been idle nearly all of tho tlmo since as a result of tho depression. The plant is the largest! of the kind in the world. Last week tho works were started with about 180 men, and it was tbo Intention of putting on a full force next Monday. This meant em ployment to about 000 workmen. Hunter Accidentally Killed. MirDi.KTOWK, N. Y., Sept. 18. Rich ard Schoonmaker of New York city was accidentally shot while hunting at Blake lake, in Sullivan county. His gun struck a log and was discharged, killing him in stantly. The Forney Court Martial. Brooklyn, Sept. 18. The court mar tial of Colonel James Forney of the ma rine corps was continued. Lieutenant Thomas N. Wood was again on tho stand. Rochester Adopts Voting Machines. Rochester, Sept. 18. At a meeting of the common council it was decided to adopt the Slyers ballot box system throughout the oity in tho future. TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS. An infernal machine was found in tho window of a private houso in tho Rue St. Denis. Citizens of the Chorokee strip are cele brating the second anniversary of the opening. Tho uprising among tbo natives in Ma- rocoo is spreading and assuming a much more serious aspect. The session of the states general (the Netherlands parliament) was opened by tho queen regent in person. The Norwegian bark Clodian, Captain A. Johansen, has bcon totally wrecked off I'laeo, Sweden, and her crow has been lost. G. M. Singer, postmaster at Dunfle, Ind., was found dead In tho rear of hla postof&ce, having been murdered by rob bers. The rumor which was in circulation in Berlin that a North German Lloyd steam shio had been snnk. with 160 nersons On Jt boara ptotm w b tufouaded.. IUSMIEN BOUND OVER. HELD UNDER $100 FOR RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY. Also Fined For Conducting a Junk Shop Without a Licejlse Story of the Capture Told 111 the City Court. Attornev Ihifh O'Flaliert v of Hartford was aRsoi-fated with Judge Lowe in the city court, this uioruini;. in the defense of Michael Ciusmien. There were two .'barges niruinbt him, one for receiving .stolen roods and the other for dealing In luuk without a license. William Urauien said ho was an elec trical euglBe.er for the Hartford Street Railway company, lie had charge of the sule of old luetal anil scrap. Within the past four months the company bad lost four or five tons of scrap. Within the past two weeks '.2.000 pounds bad been taken. The wire taken was not used bv anv other road, to his knowl- l&'e, in the state. A trolley wire hanger and peculiarly soldered piece of bunding wire lie positively ldentilied. lie himself had got up the trollev li:inror. The wire wns on half mile riVls in the vard. lie found it at Kalph N". lllakes- lee's shed, cut up in two feet lemrtbs. It was worth twelve cents n pound. Ho bud missed the wire in question last Friday. Mr Greeublat, who keeps the store at 23 Chatfleld avenue, said he knew Cius- mien for three months. He advised him not to buy from Italians. Ciusmien wanted 984 from him to buy the wire. II told him he had been in Hartford and made a bargain for it. Detective Kgan said he saw the three Italians Sunday afternoon in the shed back of the rl house, talking with Ciusmien. On Mondav be went to the filed aud found Ciusmien sorting over the metal. Asked where he got it, he said ho bought It from the Traction Co. l'he detective told him that, he was ly ing; that he bought it from the Italians, t'iusuiicn then 'admitted that he had bought it of the Italians and that they bought it tit tho bridge which was burned down in Hartford. He did not know who the Italians were or where thev lived. Chief gan said he had issued no li cense to Ciusmien. The arguments lasted over an hour. It wns a battle between the attorneys in which the prosecutor won. t lusmiesn was lined $10 and costs for dealing in junk without a license and bound over under $100 bonds for receiving stolen goods. Patrick: Coughlan was shout mg drunk near the Karl liouse last night when lie was brought in. He was given thirty days. "Patrick Lynch, is vour name Patrick or Michael," asked Attornev W ebster. It is Michael," said the prisoner. II was caarxed with drunkenness and breach of the pence. His brother Patrick and his mother appeared airainst him. He went home Inst night and proceeded to turn tne House upside down. At half past two this morning Oilicer Smith whs called in and arrested him. The brother said this mornintr that all they wanted was to have him fieop away irom tne nouso una not Dottier his rather and mother. He was lined $10 nud costs and 5 and costs. HELD FOR MURDER. True Bill Against Frank J. llerrick of New Britain. Hartforp, hept 18. At 1 o'clock this afternoon the grand jury returned true bill against I-rank J. llerrick of New Britain, charged with killing th infant child of Julia Kgau, for murder ii the first dejrrce. THE MEETING A FAILURE. Christian Endeavor Gathering Not What Was Expected. Bristol. Sept IS. The Christian En deavor meeting at Compounce laki yesterday aud last evening was not tin success that was expected. Instead of three hundred from Waterburv, as ad vertised, but sixtv-seven came. From N'eW licit :i i n there were one hundred preseut and an equal number from tin1 nvmimtn union, most ot tne latter owing from Bristol. The meeting was called to order at 8 o'cloot. A plat tortu had been erected on the second floor of the casino to accommodate th speakers, and chairs were in place for two hundred people. 1 he liev W.J. White of W aterbury made the principal address of the evening, which was nsieneu to wun as mueli attention as could be expected, when the fact is known that one hundred or more were wandering around the veranda outsid I. W. Williams spoke for Plymouth union. Found by a Newspaper. Barbara, daughter of Mr aud Mrs F.r- nest Freyler, ran away from her horn in Bridgeport in 1M1. Last July the urmgeport i nion published the story of her departure. The paper fell into the hands of a Baltimore woman, who recognized one of her boarders, Mrs John Jackson, as Barbara. Correspondence followed and Barbara is now nt home visiting her parents. She married a well-to-do printer while in Baltimore. Reward Not Large Enough GRKKNW1CH, Sept IS. John Baker, the wife murderer of Henry White Plains, is still at large, and the official.- in Connecticut have abandoned the search for him. The reward of $1,(100. which was ottered by the authorities of Westchester County, N. Y.. for his cap ture has been reduced to ,2.")0, and the local officers do not consider it profitable to neglect other duties for the capture of Bauer. Body Identified. The body found floating near Light bouse Point yesterday was to-day identi fied ns that of John Maley of Derby. Mr Maloy came to visit his sou. Andrew Maley,'a local etigineer, and left last Sat urday to go to Norwalk. It is not definitely known whether lie lost his way or committed suicide. He was 70 years old. THEFT ON CANAL STREET. Joseph Gro;rl Loses Ills Coat and Some Valuable Papers.' When Joseph (ireogri, an Italian stone mason and contractor, who boards in the house of Joseph Host, 17 C'nual street, arose this morning his coat, was missing. A stranger who put up at the place last night had also vamoosed'' and the , supposition is that the garment went with . him. Creogri doesn't care anything about the coat, but there were in the pockets several letters from his wife in Italy, and a time book, which are of no value to anyone but himself. These he wants and will give the thief a reward and ask no ques tions if he is kind enough to return them. The police have not been notified. HADT0 BE SHOT, One of Henry II. Sanderson's Horses Killed on North Willow Street. Henry 15. Sanderson, who keeps a meat market at 4;5 West Main street, lost a valuable horse on North W illow street, at noon to-day. The driver having delivered his last order had removed the weight from the horse when the animal started .away on a run. The weight of the wagon threw the horse against a telegraph pole and broke a shoulder. Dr Bland was called and after examining the injury shot the horse. This is the third time the horse had run away. PERKINS' INGENUITY. Contrivance Made By tho Man Who Stole the Warden's Team. At New London thev are sratherini odd contrivances made by Burglar Per kins, the man who is now couflned in the jail awaiting trial for stealing the team of horses and surrev from the state prison. He established quite a eeord as a burglar, for which he served l term in state prison. All the con trivances were invented by Perkins and show the curious mechanical ingenuity of the man. The most important piece of apparatus used by Perkins in his marauding expe ditions is an extension ladder, lie used it in his over-t he-transom trips. It can be opened and closed like a telescope, and weighs just four pounds. When ex tended it is lift ecu feet, long, and is 80 constructed that it can be taken apart or put together in a few seconds. By ac tual test it litis been shown capable of supporting a weight of ISO pounds, yet it appears to be made of wrapping cord. On his nocturnal trips Perkins carried the bidder in a neat leather bag aud any one seeing him would have supposed he had a tUhpole. Another curious tool of the thief is a pocket dark lantern. Its parts are ad- tusted and lined with nicety. Iho way in which it is ventilated is a marvel ot invention and exact, workmanship. When the slide is lifted its bull's-eye, one inch long by halt an inch wide, casts a single straight little ray, just big enough to illumine n keyhole or a chamber of a money till. Perkins had this lantern aud a large bunch of false keys when he was arrested. It is bo lieved that some of his old-time cronies ibout New London have specimens of tho excellent tools invented aud used by him. IMPORTANT DEGISION. CONCERNING LOCAL TAXATION STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES. OF The Supreme Court Cpliolds tlie Action of the New Britain Court of Common Council. II Aiti'ioiin, Sept IS. The supremo court has handed down an important de cision, the opinion being written by Judge Fenn. The decision is on the appeal ot tho Xew Britain Central railway or Electric Co from the action of the court of com mon council in imposing a tax as a con dition lor permission to connect its tracks with the tracks of the Hartford company at Newington. The decision sustains the action of the court of common council. CITY NEWS. The annual reunion of Companies t, B and the band of the First regiment, Connecticut "heavies," Is being held in Toning! on to-day. Master F.ddie Ix-ach of 213 Washing ton avenue, was tendered a birthday party by thirty-nine of his schoolmates aud friends the oilier evening. They brought many presents and tokens ot their esteem and were pleasautly enter tained by the host. his mother and sister. Mrs Ann I.imuy. aged 72 years, died tit her home. 1 10 Hast Main street, this morning. Besides her husband. James I.unny.the deceased leaves two daugh ters and lour sons. Mrs M. J. ltrezlnski, Mrs L S. Flynn of New York, John, .lames, Patrick and Thomas Lunny. Mrs I.utiny hail lived iu Waterburv for many years aud was well known and much re spected among her neighbors. The funeral will be held Friday . Mrs Lunny came to Waterburv in 1S4.1. Had she lived until November 4. she would have been married fifty years. She was the grandmother of twenty-three children. William C. Kelly and Miss Maria B. Hylaud. a popular employe of the aluminum department at the Scovlli Manufacturing Co. were married thli morning at II o'clock at the church ot the Sacred Heart by the pastor, Rev Hugh Trennor. Miss Lizzie K. Hyland and Timothy Kelly. sister and brother of the bride and groom respectively, did the honors. The biide was gowned in a costume of brow u novelty i;oods with, pearl and lace trimmings. The maid of honor wore a costume of pearl uovelty goods, trimmed with lace and ribbon. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs Timothy F. Flynn. .17 Woleott street . v here a houseful of relatives and friends danced and made merry for a few hours and wished the young couple many good wishes for the future. Aiming the presents was a beautiful onyx lamp from the bride's shopmates. Mr aud Mrs Kelly left lor a wedding trip to New Loudon.