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4 H YOL. VIII. NO. 271. WATERBUIIY, CONN., MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS. lutM Jl Mi ft LfuU O i 11 HOMES OFL000 BURNED. DESTRUCTIVE INCENDIARY CONFLAGRA TION IN NEW ORLEANS. Ko Water Could Bi Obtained, and tho Flames Spread Ovur Lures Territory. Sixty Spectators Freclpitatod Into tha River, but No Llvos Lost. New Orleans, Oct. 21. A de3tructiva f.re has occurred hero, eweeping over nine ljuaro3 and destroying the homes of 1,000 cople. The fire started a few minutes after midnight in tho shanty occupied by Paul Boffia. Six fires have started in this placu before tho present one, and the facts sur rounding this one indicate that ho started it for the insurance. lie bought eiz gal lons of coal oil Friday, and those who at first responded to tho alarm cl'aim that they plainly smelled burning oil. The house burned as though it had been satu rated with oil. So plain did the citizens consider his guilt that they made an effort to lynch him, and a strong cordon of police was all that saved him. Tho fire wiped out Cine squares, or 197 houses, and rendered homeless 1,000 persons. These were near ly all of the poorer class, and tho flames destroyed all they possessed. The conflagration started several squares to the rear of the river bank and burned down to the edge of the Mississippi. Thero wore no water mains in the portion of tho city where tho fire burned, and the flames had to bo fought by bucket brigades. This method availed nothing, owing to the high wind that prevailed. All the harbor tugs steamed across the river and offered their assistance, but could do nothing, as they had no lines of hose, and thero were none to givo them. Spectators Precipitated Into the Mississippi. The firo department was sent over from this city, but the firemen were powerless, as they had to depend on the fire wells for a water supply. None of these lasted more than fivo .minutes, as there was no Water in them, owing to tho low stage of the river. Tho fire could not bo headed off. It simply burned itself out. All tho furniture was destroyed with tho build-. ings, and tho occupants wore virtually left destitute. A public schoolhouso and throe public halls have been put at the disposal of the homeless people. A re lief committee has been appointed, and at a meeting held tonight 7,000 was raised for the homeless. This is a mere bagatelle compared to what will be required. It is estimated that the loss will bo between $350,000 and $500,000. A suspicious fact, and one that goes far to confirm the belief that the Are was of inoendiary origin, is that Paul Buffia, in whose place it started, took his entire fam ily from home last evening and spent the night on this side of tho river. His excuse is that he came over to ba troatcd for rheu matism and was afraid to leave his fam ily alone in Algiers. An immense crowd went across to Al giers to look at tho ruins. They were packed so densely on tho wharf, awaiting the ferry, that it gave way, and over 60 persons, including man women and children, were precipitated into tho river. They were all rescued, but several sustained broken limbs and inter nal injuries. Ills Will on a Window SHI. Allextows, Pa., Oct. 21. Two years ego Samuel Schenck committed suicide. Whether ho was of sound and disposing mind whon he made his first will, Apri 12, 1893, was tried in court tho last fovs days, and tho jury decided that he was oi sound mind. The estate is appraised at $4,000, though Schenck had been reputed worth 512,000 when he moved to Allen town, seven years ago. The testator's ec centricities woro brought out at the trial. Ho was said to have- made half a dozer wills, two in three days, ono being writ ten on tho window .sill of his house on the. day he tried to hang himself. Neighbor and acquaintances testified to many idio syncracies. Mining Village Destroyed by Fire. HAZLET05T, Pa., Oct. 21. The mining village, No. 8, Stockton, has been practi cally wiped out by fire. The flames were first discovered in the house of Mrs. Mi chael McGlory. There was a high wind blowing at tho time, and before the fire was under control 13 dwellings had beon destroyed. The properties were ownod by the Stockton Coal company and occupied by these families: Thomas Burgoss, Pat rick Somers, Samuel McVey, John Tay lor, John Mnlhern, Thomas Miller, G. M. Millor, Jacob Bowman, Adams K. Luck, Palk Conogam and Mrs. McGlory. The loss is- $18,000. Fatal Accident With a Gun. Schajtton, Pa., Oct. 21. Hugh Arch bald, son of President Judas Archbald. with two companions, while hunting, stopped at the farmhouse of James Green at Waverley, Pa., and asked for a drink of water. While Mrs. Green was handing young Arch bald a glass of water, his rifle, which was cocked, slipped from his knee and w as discharged. The ball entered Mrs. Green's right sido below the ribs andtook an upward course. Since then Mrs. Green's life has been hanging by a thread. It i3 Baid sho cannot .recover. Bad Fire at Ilonsatonic. HousATOic, Mass., Oct. 21. This vil lage suffered a' 40,000 loss in the destruc tion by fire of tho Central block, a three story wooden structure in tho center of tho town, owned by the Monumental Mills company; origin of tho fireunknow. The loss on the building will be covered by an insurance of $20,000, and tho balance of tho los3 is divided among merchants and others who occupied apartments in tho building. r Sold to a Syndicate. Norristowx, Pa., Oct. 21. The Schuyl kill Valley Traction company, of which the Shepp brothers of Philadelphia are tho principal stockholders, is reported to have beon sold to a syndicate of Syracuse for 900,000. The traction cc-npany oper .tes 20 miles of tracks in this county. Murderess Gets Fifteen Tears. St. Louis, Oct. 21. Tho jury in the trial of Maud Lewis for the murder of State Senator Peter Morrissey in her house of ill repute last May returned a verdict of murder Lin tho first degree and fixed her punishment at 15 years in the peni tentiary. JAPANESE MURDER PLOT. Details of the Scheme to Assassinate the Prime Minister and Others. Victoria, B. C, Oct 21. Tho steam ship Victoria has arrived from Japan and China. It brings full particulars of a plot to murder members of tho Japanese gov ernment. Toward the end of September tho suspicions of the police of Tokyo were aroused by tho peculiar actions of a Soshi Earned Watanake, who made himself con spicuous by publicly reciting passages from newspapers which have recontly been hos tile to the government and by visiting the graves of notorious assassins. On his person were found a pistol, photograph of Count Ito and several documents proving" the existence of a widespread plot for the assassination of tho prime minister and other officials of high position. Wantanake unhesitatingly declared his murderous purposes when examined. In consequence of letters which he car ried five other alleged conspirators were seized, ono of whom, Shinozaki, is be lieved to bo the active leader of the com bination, although probably inspired by persons of higher social grade. Until re cently he was a devoted follower of incen diary politicians. Beyond these bare facts authorities allow no information to be come public. Numbers of persons suspect ed of connection with the plot, including several women, are kept under surveil lance. Additional guards have been placed around the houses of the ministers of state and also near the legations of Rus sia, France, Germany and China. Tho latest developments of the Liao Tung difficulty aro still kept secret from the Japanese public. 'While consenting to withdraw her troops from Manchuria on condition of receiving an indemnity of 30,000,000 taols, Japan insists that the money should be paid over or at least sat isfactorily guaranteed before evacuation takes place. MYSTERIOUS SUICIDE. An Unknown Man Ends Ills life With a Revolver In Syracuse. Syracuse, Oct. 21. The body of a well dressed man was found under a trse in tho village of East Syracuse. A bullet hole in the right temple and a heavy re volvot gripped in the hand told the story of his death. No papers of any kind were found upon tho body with tho exception of a scrap cn which was scrawled the ono word "Maria.". No one in East Syracuse had seen the man except Deputy Sheriff Cole, who ob served him with a companion. It was learned that the unknown man had board ed at the Syracuse House in this city from Tuesday evening last until Thursday morning, and that ho had then left the place and had not been seen since. He registered as "C. Williams," with no ad dress. He would say nothing of his busi ness or who he was, except that he owned a place in Rochester and also owned sev eral horses. lie gave the impression of a man who wished little to be known of his business, and he made no friends. DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. Three Stores, Two Dwellings and a Church Burned at Foster, Fa. SCKA5TT05T, Pa., Oct. 21. A disastrous firo has occurred at Foster, a village on tho Lackawanna railroad, 20 miles north of hers. The flames originated from the explosion of a lamp in I. W. Tiffany's store and consumed three stores, two dwellings, two barns and tho Methodist church. A high wind was blowing and the residents were almost powerless to check the flames, as tho town has no fire department. A telegram was sent to Hal stead, 15 miles up tho road, and a steam er and hose cart from that town were hur riedly loaded on a flat car and sent by a special engino to Foster. Tho run was made in 15 minutes. By tho use of tho apparatus tho fire was soon under con trol and the destruction of the greater por tion of the village averted. The damage is $40,000. Bavarians Not Invited. Berlisj, Oct. 21. Emperor William and Empress Augusta have returned to Pots dam from their trip to Woerth and to JStrasburg, in the imperial provinces. Em peror William has presented a life size bust of himself to Prince Herrmann Ernst von Hohenlohe-Langenburg, thestatthalt er cf the imperial province, in memory of his visit to Strasbura. Ho has also tele graphed complimentary congratulations to Prince Luitpold of Bavaria in reply to the latter's telegram congratulating him upon his visit to Strasbura. The fact that not a single member of tho Bavarian roy al house was invited to the fetes at Woerth has caused some comment in Germany. especially in view of the fact that the lata Emperor Frederick had commanded the Bavarian troop3 during the war. Casiiog the Largest Bell. Cincinnati,-Oct. 21. Preparations for tho casting of a mammoth church bell have been going on for some weeks at the Buckevo bell foundry. The bell will be larger than the famous 13 ton boll at Men treal, which is now the greatest on the continent. In ornamentation it will sur pass all bells in existence and will be tho largest swinging bell in tho world. It will supplement a chime of 40 bells. The clap per weighs 640 pounds. It is to swing in St. Francis de Sales church. Carnegie Lavishes Gifts. Homestead, Pa., Oct. 21. Mr. Carne gie was lavish in gifts to Homestead on his recant visit here. His new library will bo a combination of library and work men's clubhouse, liko that at Braddock, and will "cost 30,000 instead of $50,000. A committee of ladies of tho First Presby terian church, through Manager Schwab, met Mr. Carnegie, and ho promisdd them a 55,000 organ. Tng and Schooner Collide. Philadelphia, Oct. 21. The tug Craw ford collided with the schooner Grace Sey mour, laden with coal, off Marcus hook. The schooner was badly damaged about the bows and was leaking slightly. She was brought back hero for repairs. Eugi- neer Bert injured. West of the tugboat was badly Partially Destroyed by Fire. Chicago, Oct. 21. The extensive plant of the Northwest Fertilizer company in the center of tho stockyards was threat ened with destruction by fire last night. The main building, containing tho ma chinery used in grinding bones, was burn ed Loss. 150.000: nartiallv insured.- THE GOLT DIVORGE SUIT. PROMINENT RHODE ISLAND . SEEK SEPARATION. PEOPLE Tarital Belations, Which Began In Ro mano, to Be Severed In the Courts A Sensation In Newport and Providence Society. Providence, R. I., Oct. 21. -The big gest kind of society sensation, involving Colonel Sam Pomeroy Colt of this city and Bristol, who is president of the In dustrial Trust company, one of the largest banking institutions of this city; presi dent of tho National India Rubber compa ny of Bristol.president of the First Na tional bank and vice president of the'Eaglo bank of that place, and former attorney general of the state; his wife, who is well known in Newport, New York and Wash ington society, and other prominent per sons, whose names are not yet divulged, has just developed here. Mrs. Colt will at once begin a suit for a legal separation from her husband in the Rhodo Island supremo court. She will not plead for a complete divorce, but will ask permission to be separated from Colo nel Colt; to have the care of their two children and to receive a suitable annuity to support them. Mrs. Colt's story, upon which tho claim Is based, is sensational. It is alleged that a party of Providence, New York and Newport ladies and gentlemen left town for a two weeks' vacation early last Au gust. They went to the summer resort of Jackson's Falls, N. H. Colonel Colt was a member of the party, and so was the young New York woman whose name is not given. Together with several ether members of the party this young woman stopped at Gray's inn, whilo Colonel Colt registered at another hotel. It was in Jackson's Falls that the pro posed suit of Mrs. Colt had its origin. An ugly story was noised abroad several days later and eventually reached Mrs. Colt, who had remained in her Bristol home. It was said Colonel Colt and his relative had been too friendly with each other, and that there had been a scene in tha ho tel a3 the result of the gossip, which ran wild there. . Mrs. Colt Seeks the Advice of Counsel. Mrs. Colt sought the advice of her coun sel, Comstock & Gardiner, and James M. Ripley of this city. Desiring to avoid scandal and keep the matter out of tho courts, she instructed tho lawyers to con fer with her husband's counsel and make overtures for a settlement. According to City Solicitor Francis Col well, who represents Colonel Colt, nego tiations have been in progress for some weeks. That they have not been conclud ed to tho satisfaction of either party is ap parent, because of tho legal proceedings which are to be begun tomorrow. As publicity could no longer be avoided some of Colonel Colt's friends gave out stories today, purporting to give his side of the case. These stories reflected serious ly upon the character of Mrs. Colt, and in this comvjetien the name of a promi nent society man of New York was freely mentioned. Mr. Gardiner of Mrs. Colt's counsel was asked about these stories today, and re plied: "Iwill simply say that the stories are essentially false, and whenever there is any reference to facts they aro so distort ed as to become practically untruths.-" Both her lawyers declined to enter a discussion concerning the details of the case. It is probable that within a short time a largo number of additional particu lars, including the name of the New York woman, will be made public. Colonel Colt is a member of tho distin guished Colt revolver family of Connecti cut and is the brother of Judge JL. Baron B. Colt of the United States circuit court. By profession Colonel Colt is an attorney at law and acted as attorney general cf tho state for many years. Both Colonel and Mrs Colt are promi nent in tho social circles and have enter tained lavishly. Mrs. Colt was a Bullock, one of the oldest families of Bristol. Sho is the daughter of Judge Bullock, and her marriage with Colonel Colt was the out come of a romantic attachment which had its foundation in a runaway accident at that time. Tho lives of both the young people were in danger, and neither of them could forget their miraculous escape from death. Mrs. Colt is a strikingly handsome woman, of flno physique, viva cious and a charming conversationalist. The Fury of a Madman. Chicago, Oct. 21. Armed with a Win chester rifle and a revolver, a madman de fied the polioe for hours at Woodland park, in one of tho most aristocratic districts of the city. Barricaded in a second story room commanding a completo view of the park, the lunatic splintered doors, shat tered window panes and tore holes in the piaster of the room with bullets from his rifle, while he shouted defianco to tho po lice and others attracted to the scene. The insane man was G. S. Merwyn of the firm of Rogers. Brown & Co, pig iron dealers. After 17 hours of effort the po lice by strategy surprised ana overcame the madman. Although he had fired 140 shots from his rifle and revolver, Merwyn injured no one, but a number of people had narrow escapes. Mr. Merwyn is prominent in business and society in Chi cago and a member oi me union jeague, Panic In a Chicago. Hotel. Chicago, Oct. 21. lure broke out on the fourth floor of the Grand Union hotel and created a panic among the 85 guests who were asleep in tho building. Awak ened by the cries of fire tho guests became panic stricken and rushed from the build ing, and Mrs. I. Sheddy and Louisa Thomas were prostrated by fright. There were soveral miraculous escapes, one man climbing down the fire escape from tho fourth floor and thus making his way to the street. ' JNo one was fatally hurt. A Wheelman Killed Ina Collision. . Bostost, Oct. 21. James J. Powers of Salem, while riding on a tandem bicycle in Jamaica parkway, collided with anoth er bicycle and was thrown to the grouadi, His skull was fractured, and he died be foro reaching the hospital. Shoe Factory Destroyed by Fire. Portland, Me., Oct. 21. -The shoo fac tory of Hodson Brothers & Co. of Yar mouthville was destroyed by fire. Tho loss is $20,000, and over 100 men are thrown out oi employment, xno pianc was par tially insured. THE STORM IN MEXICO. j First Definite Details of One of the Mos Destructive of Cyclones San Francisco, Oct. 21. The story o the terrible storm that recently swept th gulf of California has only been hinted al in the meager dispatches that have beer received from Mexico. The first word pic ture of the gale in its awful entirety it drawn by Captain Vanhelms, master oi the steamship Willamette Valley, who ha just arrived from the region devastated b the cyclone. It is now apparent that thii windstorm will go down in history as on of the most fearfully destructive evei known. The difficulty in getting news from th wind swept and water ruined country has seemed as strange as the storm itself. Tht cyclone passed over a country remoto from connecting lines of railroad and far awaj from reliable means of communication. The telegraph wires were all prostrated, and many of them will remain down foi weeks to como. At Guayamas little oi nothing about the storm seemed to bt known. Letters received from points with in tho?lricken area were incomplete, full of doubts, uninteresting and mostly writ ten in Spanish, and poorly written at that. The reasons mentioned, and others as potent, will account for tho fact that thd world will first learn of the partial destruc tion of the capital of the state of Sinaloa through Captain Vanhelms nearly three weeks after the cyclone. Other detail! nearly as important as these have remain ed for him to describe. The fury of the storm was not most felt at Lopaz as had been supposed, but at tho interior plateau town of Culiacan. Th6 storm burst in the mountains back of this important town, and the waters worked an awful wreck. Between 25 and 30 peo ple were drowned outright, and many others were injured in tho raging flood that rushed through the city. Culiacan is an historio city. In it are tho state buildings of Sinaloa. Back of it are some of the richest silver mines the world ha9 known. It is a town of fully 11,000 peo ple. The Culiacan river runs through it. When tho storm struck the ridge of high mountains back of the city, there was such a downpour of rain that in an in credibly short time the canyons were full of water, pent up by the very quickness with which it fell. After the climax and the fury of the elements was reached this water descended from canyon to valley and valley to plateau with fierceness never before known in that part of Mexico. COAL MINERS' STRIKE. The Situation In the Bituminous Region ot Pennsylvania. Dubois, Po., Oct. 21. Great anxiety prevails in the bituminous coal region on account of the strike situation. Labor leaders are not certain that the strike will be general, and if it is not it will be uso less for a portion of the mines to remain Hie. Dubois and Roynoldsville miners have been idle for months. Beech Tree and Coal Green rcon have decided to suspend, but the whole affair hangs upon the de cision of the Rochester and Pittsburg coal and iron company miners at Punxsutaw noy and the Befwind White miners in the Houtzdale region. At a meeting the for mer decided to work ponding the action of tho latter. Patton (Cambria county) miners held a meeting and decided to continue work, whilo at Hastings, Barnesboro and Span gler tho miners decided to strike. If tho Berwind White miners quit work, tho strike will bo general throughout tho Beech creek, Houtzdale, Punxsutawney and Dubois fields; if they continue work, it is the opinion that the strike that has been called will be a failure at the begin ning. Philipseurg, Pa., Oct. 21. The indi cations are that tho miners' strike will not amount to much in the Clearfield and Beech creek coal regions, whatever it amounts to in adjoining regions. At Os ceola tho miners have voted almost solid ly against going on strike Along tho Beech Creek railroad the following mines voted against going on strike: Pardee, Lancashire No. 2, Glenwood, Gearhart, Decatur, Royal, Acme and Forest. Tho Morrisdalo mines voted to suspend work until Thursday, and if tho balance of tho region was not out by that time to return to work. THE CUBAN STRUGGLE. Senor Castillo Says Spain Can Make No Terms With the Insurgents.. Madrid, Oct. 21. Senor Canovas del Castillo, minister of foreign affairs, is quoted as saying that it is impossible that Spain should come to terms with the Cu ban insurgents. Advices received hero from Cuba say that General Oliver's col umn defeated 600 insurgents in the dis trict of Los Remedios, and 30 of the insur gents were killed. Havana, Oct. 21. Lieutenant Colonel Buen, with 150 infantry and 15 mounted troops, fought the insurgents at Carmita plantation. Tho insurgents fled, but the cavalry overtook them at San Vicente, killing three and wounding five of them. The bridge at Marrero, province of Santa Clara, has been partially blown up with dynamito by the insurgents. At Guinia, in the district of Trinidad, the insurgents have hanged three men who formerly act ed as guides in the last war. Thrown From a Wagon and Killed. Troy, N. Y., Oct. 21. Charles W. Painton, while drawing wood to his fa ther's brick kilns, was thrown from tho wagon and became entangled in one of the wheels. His spine, left arm, jaw and the base of his skull wero broken. He lived three hours. Killed by a Trolley Car. Baltimore, Oct. 21. -William Forlfer, 5 years old, was playing today on the via duct wuian crosses btony run, when a" trolley car struck him. He fell into the net, but rebounded and pitched headlong off the viaduct, breaking his neck. He died instantly. Drowned In the niver. New York, Oct. 21. Charles Craw ford, 45 years old, residing at Seventh avenue and One Hundred and Thirty fourth stroet, while rowing in tho Harlem kills, was upset in his boat and drowned The body was not recovered. WeatJaer Forecast. Fair, winds. slightly warmer, southwesterly SAID HE WAS STARVING. A MAN WHOSE MONEY IS HELD BY A CONSERVATOR. William Fitzsimons Applied to the Select men For Aid, Claiming That He Can't Get Money From Prosecuting Attor- r ney Webster, Who Holds 83,000 Belong ing to Him. Judge Lowe stepped into the select men's office this morning accompanied by William Fitzsimons and after scour ing the crowd Mr Low e caught Select men Morris' eye and said : "Mr Morris, here is a man who says he is starving on the street and wants to have j-ou do something for him. He says that Prosecuting Attorney Webster has $3,000 "belonging to him and he can't get a cent of it. In any case it is not right that the man should be allowed to starve. See to his case. will vou?" "What's the matter'' Mr Fitz ;?m Ana " said the selectman, "Come in here until I talk to you." "What's the matter! said Mr Fitzsi mons, as he spoke up from among the corwd. "Mr Lowe has told you the whole of it in a few words. I can't get a dollar of my money and I want some thing to eat. What am I going to do?' "Go and swear out a warrant for the arrest of the selectman," chimed in John t 0'Xeil,who was one of the listeners, and have him put in jail. If you are one of God's poor he is obliged to feed you." Mr Morris promised to give the matter ins immediate attention. Mr 1 ltzsimons then walked into the lobby, where he ! stated to a group of bystanders that he had to get his money, 'either that or go to the almshouse. j "1 wanted 300 from Mr Webster," he said, "to buy a little stock of glassware so that I could manage to make a living. He promised to let .me have it, but kept putting it off from one day to another,so that 1 am now on the verge of starva tion. Senator Webster is conservator over Mr Fitzsimons and when his atten tion was called to the matter he said : "I never heard that Mr Fitzsimons was hungry and I do know he is not in need of proper clothing, and if you saw him this morning you might have no ticed that he was better clad than I am. He wants me to advance him 300 to go into business, but I have no notice of doing anything of the kind. lie has as good a home with his daughter as any man in town could wish for, and while he has that he has no reason to complain. I am under bonds for the faithful performance of my duty as con servator over that man, and I do not propose to give him money when I have every reason to believe that if he got it he would not put it to good use and would be worse oft with it than he is now. Fitzsimons was stonmner at Mrs Corcoran's on Scovill street, but the con- servator did not like how his expenses were p.iiiii- up r, a rat ner a notice that the bills would not be paid. It is stated that already Mrs Corcoran has ills against Fitzsimmons amounting to 700 or 800. WILL EMPLOY HOME LABOR. Selectmen Call for Bids for Constructing a Macadam Jloatl. Sealed proposals will be received at the selectmen's office Saturday, Novem ber 2, at S p. m., for constructing a ma cadam road under the act of 1S95 for the "improvement of public roads." Information concerning plans and specifications can be obtained at the selectment's office, or at ihe office of W. G. Smith, engineer, Citizens' bank build inr. Proposals must be made on blank forms furnished by the selectmen and accompanied with a bond of 1,000, with sureties satisfactory to the select men, conditioned mat n tne contract shall be awarded to him, he will, when required by the selectmen, execute an agreement in writing to perlorm the work according to the specifications, employing only residents of Waterbury. VANTS $1,000 DAMAGES. Notice of a Suit Against the City Served Upon Clerk Grady. Notice was served upon City Clerk Grady this afternoon by Constable O'Brien, through Attorney Russell, that suit for 1,000 would be brought against the city by Margaret Dowd for injuries sustained b- falling on a defec tive walk on Martin street, September IS. The case is returnable the first Tuesday in .November. EXPENSES' OF CANDIDATES. IXeturns From the Larger Towns of the State. Returns from the larger towns of 'the state show the f ollowing expenditures at the recent town elections : New Britain, republican. 6183 ; democratic, 2G3. Wa terbury, republican, 517 ; democratic, $917. New London, republican 12G, democratic, SG. Norwich, republican, 241 ; democratic, 216. Danbury, repub lican, 110; democratic, 227. Green wich, republican, 75 ; democratic, 253. Stamtord, republican, 457 ; democratic, 173. Middletown, republican, 143; democratic, 103. A Card From Edward Hcffrin. To the Editor of the Democrat : Will you please state in your paper that it was not Edward Heflrin the ice dealer's house that was bioken into and robbed. It wras another Edward Heflrin that works for him and roomed in the old house across the road. Ihose two men, Heflrin and Walsh worked for me. Edward Heffrin, Ice dealer. $g,ooo Fire Near Danbury. Oct 21. A large barn on the Benjamin Lines estate, five miles from here, was destroyed by fire yester- dav with one hundred tons of hay. The loss is 6,000. Rhody Weed, 15 North Leonard street, a painter, met with a serious accident this afternoon. He was at work in the north end of the city when he fell, breaking his right leg. Dr Graves re duced the fracture.' LAST NIGHT'S FIRE. Was of Incendiary Origin and S300 A Simon Street Man the X.oss la Breaks the Call liox Open With a Stone. At 2 :13 this morning an alarm of fire was sent in from box 325, corner of Simon street and Washington avenue. The department responded promptly and found the barn of Tatrick Iveough, in flames. The building and its con tents were totally destroyed. It con tained a few tons of hav and other val uable articles. The loss is estimated at about 300. It was insured. There is no clue to the origin of the fire, though it is generally believed to be the work of some firebug. A boy was seen to emerge from the barn shortly before the fire was discovered. The whole thing made a big blaze and and it was a won der how the adjoining buildings eacaped. A resident of Siinori street took a novel way of opening the fire alarm box this morning. The blaze in Mr Keough's barn was but a short distance from his house and when he reached the box and found it locked, instead of calling for the key he picked up a rock and smashed the door and then rung the alarm. Tho box cost 125 and there is a penalty of from 25 to 100 for anyone damaging such property. Chief Snagg says it was'a miracle that the man did not knock the whole thing out of gear so that he could not hav sent in the alarm.- The chief said that inasmuch as the action was not malicious no prosecutions would follow and he also believes that the door can be re paired so that it will not be necessary to purcuase a wnoie new box. CITY NEWS. Special forecast for Connecticut : Gen erally fair, stationary temperature. Colonel J. B. Doherty and wife left j esterday afternoon for Atlanta, Ga. Omer Hebert filed notice of a volun tary assignment in the probate court to day. The will of Charles E. Tretat was ad mitted to probate and the will of Henry Hannaford filed for probate this after noon. C. Collard Adams is anxious to find the cane he left somewhere last Friday afternoon. It belonged to his son who died two years ago. Charles Blazes and Frank Mitchell ob jected to the orders of Special Officer litgerald and as a consequence they were landed in the station. They settled before court this morning for 11 each. Word was received here to-day from Superintendent M. S. Crosby stating that he arrived in Boston all right and that his condition was much more fav orable than it has been since he was taken ill. Candidates who were successful at the j teachers' examination of 1S05, and who j wish to enter the training schools now, l ' i -, . .,-.4 . . J 1 10, Irving block, at 3 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, October 22. In a game of football between the St Aloysius eleven and a team from the Sacred Heart club. Saturday, the former w ere victorious by a score of 10 to 0. A member of the defeated team told a re porter of the Democrat to-day that his team was not in good condition, and that in any case they did not have a fair show. Lottie A., age three years and five months, daughter of Mr and MrsCharlea Leisring, 81 Clark street, died yesterday afternoon of diphtheria. The funeral took place at 3 :30 o'clock this afternoon with interment in IMversido cemetery. Among the floral tributes was a hand some wreath from Mr and Mrs William Nageli 40 Grand street. Great preparations are in progress for the annual inspection of Wadhams post, on October 24. A prominent feature of the entertainment of the evening, besides the banquet, will be the reception of the associate members. 11ns is something new as regards Grand Army affairs and the department officers will be present. Every member of the G. A. H. will au- iu full uniform and the exercises will begin at 7:45. It will be one of old Wadhams' gala nights and Commander Quigley is hustling for its success. In the city court, civil side to-day, the replevin suit of Ike Gaucher vs M. Goldberg , was tried. This is the case w hich was rehearsed in the city court several days ago, where Sheriff Kigney was assaulted by Goldberg when he went for a jack which Goldberg had purchased from Gaucher and had not paid for. It was a laughable case all through, and it was difficult to restrain the witnesses, and even Judge Cowell had to join in the fun. The jack, which is used for mending shoes, was ordered returned and Gaucher was ordered to pay the costs. The new train on road made its first the New England trip from here to Middletown at 1 :25 this afternoon, ar- riving there at 3 :10, where connections can be made with the new air line ex press for Boston, reaching the Park square station at six o'clock in the even ing. The train will leave here regular ly at that time and will be a great ac commodation to the public. Two hand some new locomotives also attracted at tention at the New England station to-daj-. They were being limbered up be fore being assigned to regular routes. They are splendidly equipped and stand several feet higher than the old engines. At the meeting of the road board Sat urday afternoon bids were received t for paving Brook street with Belgian block as follows: August Fiege, 2,893.S6; Edward McManus, 3,242.76. The con tract was awarded to August Fiege, the work to be completed on or before No vember 25. Mr Fiege's bid brings the pavidg down to 2.42 per square yard. The city engineer was instrurted to call for bids for the construction of a sewer in Bank street, from Fifth street, 140 feet northerly ; on Chestnut avenue, from Hillside avenue to Eidgewood street, and on Alder street from Washington avenue to a point near the residence of J. Henderson. The engineer was also in structed to advertise for bids for twenty catch basins, both bids to be received until 8 o'clock on Thursday evening, Oc tober 24.