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I WATERBUItY, CONN., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS. VOL. VIII. IsO. 273. 1 1 i i J" " A STRIFE INTHE Y. P. G. E. ALL IS NOT HARMONY IN THIS GREAT SOCIETY. lecturer Wool ley Takes Him to Task Foi Opposing Prohibition The President Ob Jects to Christian Endeavor Societies Be ing Used For Political Purposes. Boston, Oct. 23. Christian Endeavoi circles In Boston and throughout Nev England are much stirred up over an at tack on Rev. Francis E. Clavk, D. D., president of the World's and the United Societies of Christian Endeavor, by Mr John G. TVoolley. the well known temper ance advocate, on account of Dr. Clark'. alleged failure to fully ally himself wit! the Prohibition party. . President Clark't attitude is understood to bo that Chris tian Endeavorera should stick to their re Enectlve narties and reform them rathei than becom partisans in any respect. In referring to this and other matters, Mr. Woolley says: "The president of that greatest of modern movements, the unit ed Society of Christian Endeavor, in a re cent address, with a most emphatio oboi 6ance to the ruling elders of the Republican party and a certain chinless and almost unresentablo insolence of admonition tc the ardent, radical nonsquealingj non apologizing sin fighters of the movement, erivertiised that Christian Endeavor Is merely an influence, which is an Insult nd a libel, possible only because the owner of it was overawed by fear of party politics. The young people's society ol Christian Endeavor would .have gone boldly into the field against the saloon at the last national convention and led the fight to a finish had not tho president re fused to run up the signal to charge." To this criticism President Clark re plies: "I have always voted against the saloon and alwaya intend to whenever I have tho chance. I do not stand for the Norwegian system and have never in a single line defended it. I have stood for Mr. Woolley and defended him when at tacked and have opened the way for him for many an appointment with Endeavor societies. The trustees of tho United So ciety of Christian Endeavor have never been consulted concerning Mr. Woolley or his attitude eo far as I know, but they are a unit and alwajs have boon in the follow ing matter: The Position of the Society. "While they are for prohibition and the destruction of the saloon, they agree that the society cannot bo used as a conven ience by any political party; that the so ciety as such is not in politics a3 an or ganization, while individuals in the so ciety are always urged to stand for right eousness, for temperance and for Chris tian citizenship into whatever party it takes them and to servo God rather than party. "Mr. Woolley also states that upon be ing invited to speak at the Christian En deavor conference last summer he sent forward a copy of his speech for the con venience of the press, he thought, but subsequent events proved that it had bean sent to be edited, important parts being cut out." To this charge Secretary Baer of tho Christian Endeavor replies: "Mr. Woolley, -before sending your address to our press committee I took my blue pencil and ran It through three names and only three. I scratohed out Dr. Clark's, Mr. Shaw'a nnd my own. This was the only editing that was dons. I 'blue penciled' thoso three names because Dr. Clark was not a regular voter of tho third party ticket; secondly (and this was the most impor tant reason), I thought that the naming of the three executive officers of the united eociety as leaders, with others of the 270, C00 voters of a partisan ticket, was really committing the united society, through the executive officers, officially to the Pro hibition party, and that, in my judgment, was contrary to the platform and princi ples of the Christian Endeavor society." To Sue the Vanderbilts. New York, Oct. 23. Letters of admin istration on the estate of William H. Erown have been awarded to his son, Wil liam H. A. Brown. They were granted to enable the administrator to bring a suit for $2,000,000 against the estate of the late Cornelius Yanderbilt, to rocover the value of some vessels which were owned by the father of tho administrator and transferred to Vanderbilt for an alleg ed debt. Tho administrator had to givo a bond for $4,000,000, which was furnish ed by the American Surety company. Damages Caused by Prairie Fire. - Formal, N. D., Oct. 23. A prairie fire, started by William Linse's thrashing ma chine, did almost inestimable damage in the reservation south of hero. A terrific wind made tho fire uncontrollable, and hundreds of tons of hay and a large quan tity of grain in the stack were destroyed. It was the worst firo of recent years in Ibis section. Struck and Killed by a Train. New London, Conn., Oct. 23. George D. Adamson. superintendent of Brooks' quarries at Millstone point, was struck tiy a train on tho Central Vermont rail road. Both of his legs were cut off below the knoe, and ha died within an hour. Ho leaves a wife and child. i A Doable Tragedy In Ohio. MOUNT G I lead, O., Oct. 23. Christo pher Miller, living , near here, shot his wife fatally, then suicided by hanging. He had been adjudged insane, but rela tives kept him from going to an asylum r- Swain Corson Nominated. CAPE MAY, Oct. 23.N The Democratic ounty convention nominated Swain Cor on of Middlo township for assembly. A Bojjus Interview. LONDON, Oct. 23. Tho Pall Mall Ga- rette says, We are authorized by Lord punraven to state that tho interview with him published in certain American papers is entirely bogus." Another Record Broken. Rochester, Oct. 23. A. B. McDonnoll rode from Buffalo to Itochestor, about 72 miles, to break the record for the distance, and succeeded, placing tho time at 3 :57 :27, unpaced. A Village Partially Destroyed. LOVELAND, O., Oct. 23. This village suffered from a disastrous fire, aix housei being burnod. THE WALLER CASE. Statement of Ethelbert Woodford, wna Was In Madagascar at the Time. Washington, Oct. 23. Mr. Ethelbert Woodford, who was in Madagascar at tho time the proceedings against ex-Consul Waller were in progress, presented hia version of the case to Acting Secretary Uhl of the state department. Besides con tending, as he did strenuously, that the proceedings of the French authorities were entirely unwarranted and that th French court was without jurisdiction, Mr. Woodford presented affidavits secured by himself from numorouH persons in An tananarivo to show that Waller had not been supplying the Ilovns with arms, aa was charged. Mr. Woodford also called the attention of the secretary to the mistreatment to which Mrs. Waller had been subjected by the soldiers on board tho ship coming from Mauritius to Marseilles, for which he thinks Consul Campbell of Mauritius is largely responsible, because of his failure to. secure better accommodations for her. MASKED BANK ROBBER. The Attempt to Secure Funds la Unsnc oessful. Harrisburo, Neb., Oct. 23. A daring attempt was made to clean out tho Ban ner County bank of this place. A masled robber entered the bank in broad dayli, fc and demanded the funds of Carlisle, cashier. The robber had some difficu in drawing his revolver from his bolt, a Carlisle ran out the side door, throt his residence and to the street. Think e y h tho robber had a horse, he went behind the house, and finding the horse there rode about, giving the alarm. The citizens gathered with guns, and as tno roDDer came out openea lire, ana after an exchange of two dozen shots the robber, while running, was wounded iD the left leg by a rifle ball and surrendered It was found that in his haste he had overlooked most of the bank's funds, only taking small change, amounting to $167 FOREST FIRES RAGING. Valuable Timber Land and Cranberry Does Burned In New Jersey. Egg Harbor City, N. J., Oct. 28. Another large and destructive forest fire started in the heavy timbor land between here and Greenbank and is raging fiercely, without any signs of abating. Several buildings which are located in the fire's course are greatly endangered, ana a number of anxious farming people went out to fight and check the flames. It burned over an area of two square miles,' destroying many acres of valuable timber, besides damaging fruit orchards. The extensive cranborry bogs, which were located near the main body of the fire, were also destroyed, and the crop, which was ready for harvesting, was en tirely eaten up by the spreading flames. Sawyer Says GsirfiLeld Kept Faith. DutCTH, Oct. 23. United State's "Sen ator Philctus Sawyer whilo in Duluth was asked by a press representative his opinion of Senator Sherman's book. In reference to the part referring to ex-Presi dent Garfield, Mr. Sawyer said: "Senator Sherman is totally in the wrong in saying that ex-President Garfield broke faith with him. I remember that the day bo- fore Garfield was nominated I lunched with him. At the table I said, 'Mr. Gar field, I am sure you are going to be nomi nated.' He replied, 'I would rather ba shot than to bo nominated, for I could never persuade Sherman that I kept faith with him.' I went back to the Wisconsin delegation, and we were the first to swing into lino for Garfield. " Prophet Looks For Cold Weather. Gloversviixe, N. Y., Oct. 28. Meteor ologist Chamberlain of this city predicts that the coming winter will bo earlier than for the past three years, and that the most sevpra storm and cold wave periods will be during the first half of the winter. The ground in this section, he expects, will bo well covered with snow by Deo. 15 and announces that the temperaturo for that month will be lower than for tho last throe years. The Eastern Question. London, uct. zii. The Times nas an editorial this morning on the situation in the far east. It expresses the opinion that Japan might not bo reluctant to es capo difficulties by placing Korea under a collective guarantee of the powers. "If that were done," says The Times, a great source of possible .danger would be removed. This solution ought not to bo beyond the reach qf diplomacy." Receivers For a Newbarj Company. Newbukg, N. Y., Oct. 23. Justice Cul leu, in Brooklyn, appointed Charles R Flint of New York and Frank n. Cassody of this city rooeivers for tha Kilmer Man ufacturing company, whoso extensive works are located in Newburg. The com pany manuiacturcs wire lancing, bale tires, etc., and was capitalized at $500,000. Postal Fraud Orders Issued. Washington, Oct. 23. Acting Post master General Jones has issued a fraud order against tha Kansas Mutual Coupon Investment company of Kansas City. An order has also been issued against tho British American loan syndicate of Chica go for obtaining money through the mails by false and fraudulent practioas. Dublin Men Visit the Hub. Boston, Oct. 23. Tho city of Boston has as its guests Messrs. William M. Mur phy, William Carte, John R. Wigham and William Anderson, directors of the Dublin United Tramway company of Ireland, who are hero for the purpose of inspecting the workings of the West End Electric railway. Collision of Ocean Vessels. San Francisco, Oct. 23. News advices from Sydney, state that the Indrani col lidod with the American ship Alameda, just arrived, at tho entrance of the har bor. The Alameda was cut down several feet below tho water line and was run aground to prevent her from sinking. The Cash Was Gone. Tacoma, Oct. 23. When S. E. Balk will took formal possession of the closed German-American bank, he found but $1.10 in cash on hand and no acoount books. Tho city had over 55S.000 on de posit, and it was a demand for this money that caused the bank, to THE CRISIS FOR DURANT. DEATH ALMOST STARES HIM IN THE FACE. The Witnesses Produced Contradict Every Vital Point In the Evidence of the De fense The Rebuttal leaves Durant Scarcely a Hope. San Francisco, Oct. 23. At the re opening of court the defense in the trial of Theodore Durant announced that it had finished its case, and the taking of testi mony in rebuttal was at once begun by the prosecution. The testimony was the most important given in the trial, as it conflicted with sev eral statements made by Durant on the staled. -Tho testimony of Dr. Gilbert F. Gra ham, for instance, is considered by many to sweep away Durant's entire defense. Graham, who is a medical student and an intimate friend of Durant, tola of a sensational interview that took placo be tween himself and the prisoner at the county jail on April 20. Dr. Graham was accompanied to thj prison by J. S. Dun niran, a newspaper man, who was asked by Durant to retire after he had been there a few minutes. Graham said that after Dunnigan stepped asido Durant asked him if he would let him see his notes of Dr. Cheney's lecture in order that he might compare them with his own Graham demurred at first, after which he said Durant stated frankly to him that he had no cotes of tho lecture. He 6aid Durant told him if ho had tho notes of the lecture ha could easily estab lish a strong alibi for himself and urged him to leave the notes with Mrs. Durant in order that she might bring them to him at the prison. Dr. Graham said he refused the request and never afterward visited Durant at the prison. Durant Is' Still Calm. Dr. Graham's story was not shaken in any particular on cross examination. While he was testifying tiie jurors watched Durant closely, but he gave no sign to indicate that he considered tho testimony of any importance. Dr. Graham will, be recalledjtomorrow for further cross examination. Tho first witness called in rebuttal by the prosecution were tho five trustees of Emanuel church. While Durant was on the stand ha testi fied that he was asked by the trustees to repair the sun burner at Emanuel church on April 1. The trustees denied that they had asked Durant to mako repairs of any kind at the church during March or Aprii. Witnesses were next called to disprove Durant's statement that on the afternoon cf April 13 he was at the ferry for the pur poso of searching for Blanche Lamont, who, he said, a mysterious stranger had told him would cross the bay that after noon. C. W. Dodge, a medical student, said ho saw Durant at the ferry, and th prisoner told him ho was waiting for .,.-.1 v - .-..?. .i.. ..f I.' . n- - ' who were expected from Oakland. C. A. Dukes, a medical student who acompanied Dodge, corroborated hia testimony. A. A. Hobe, an old schoolmate of Du rant, testified that he saw Durant at tha ferry the same afternoon, in "company with a young woman who answered the description of Minnie Williams. It is known that Minnie Williams came over from her home in Alameda that aft ernoon, and the next day her body was found in Emanuel church. It is the the ory of tho prosecution that instead of be ing at the ferry to look for Blanche la mont, Durant was there for the purpose of moeting Miss Williams and luring her to her death. E. A. Glasor, a student at the Medical college, testified that on the afternoon of April 10 Durant asked him to read aloud his notes of Dr. Cheney's lecture. Glaser said he read his notes to Durant, who do voted three quarters of an hour to writing in his notebook. The defense tried to show that it was customary for students to com pare notes, but Glaser said that Durant read nothing that purported to be his own notes. Attempted Murder at a Husking Bee. Royalston, Mass., Oct. 23. A deliber ate attempt was made here to murder Charles Harrington, aged 19. There was a husking at Harrington's home, and while ho was In the barn some one shot at him from outside. Tho ball passed through his hat and lodged in a beam. That night he slept with a friend, and at midnight some one hurled an iron bar through the window. The bar struck on his bed, but he was not injured. Will Salisbury Resign? Londost, Oct. 23. Tho Chroniole re calls the old rumor that Lord Salisbury will withdraw from tho premiership in favor of his nephew, Mr. A. J. Balfour, now first lord of the treasury, and men tions a report that the prime minister in tends to relinquish the foreign portfolio in favor of Lord Dufferin, the British em bassador to France. Tho Chronicle ad mits that there may not be much, if any, truth in the reports. Hooking For His Young Wife. Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 23; Hiram O. Mansur, 60 years old, a farmer living just outside of Nashua, N. H., is in this city looking for his young wife, who, he says, deserted him over a month ago aftor sell ing some of his property and collecting $50 in money. , Shoe Trade Picking Up. Chicago, Oct. 23. As an indication of the condition of tho shoe trade in this city Sclz, Schwab & Co., who closed their Chi cago factory a week ago to take an in ventory, have been obliged to open it again. This will give employment to 800 hands. An English Actress Buys Real Estate. Buffalo, Oct. 23. Olga Nethersolo, the English actress, has bought a $12,000 block of land at Depew, tho prosperous suburb of Buffalo, in which the Vander bilts have heavily invested. General Swing's Sudden Illness. WASHIXGTOJT, Oct. 23. While making an argument in the United States su preme court General Thomas Ewing was taken suddenly ill, to the point of faint ness, and was compelled to suspend tie argument and allow it to be taken . up later by one oi his colleagues. He was re vived after some effort and continued in the courtroom until the exclusion of the THE MOUTH FIGHTERS. Calling Each Other Hard Karnes and Talk . ing About the Fistic Fiasco. Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. 23. Whatevei doubt attached itself to the fight betweer Cor bet t and i ltzsimmons was dispelled at a heated meeting this evening, which fin ished up with the declaration from Corbet! that everything was off. He called Fitz Simmons a cur, and said that he would not fight, and ho- intended having nothing more to do with him. Tho meeting oc curred in the private office at the Arling ton hotel, Corbett, Brady, Julian, Stuarl and Vondig being present. Julian said that Fitzsimmon8 would not fight on any date except the one originally agreed up on Oct. 31. Corbott wanted to fight in private within four days for a bet ol $10,000 or else postpone the fight 11 days and fight in public. Julian would not agree, and Corbett left the room, declar ing that he washed his hands of Fitzslm mons. Martin Julian later accepted an offer oi a $10,000 purse made by the Hot Springs Athletio club for a fight oh Oct. 81 undei its direction. Julian at once started foi Spring Lake to confer with Corbett, whe declared early in the day that he would fight for any kind of a purse on, before oi after Oct. 31. Fitz's Money Goes to the Sheriff New York, Oct. 23. In the suprenu court Judge Beach signed an order direct ing Philip J. Dwyer to turn over to th sheriff of Kings county $2,500 belonging to Robert Fitzsimmons. " This Is part ol the stake money in the fight in which he was to have met Corbett. The stake was attached some time ago by Joseph H. Tooker on a bill for printing Incurred by Fitzsimmons. Fltzsimmons Challenges the World. CORrus Christi, Tex., Oct. 23. Fitz simmons has made this statement;: " now challengethe world for a $10,000 side bot and the championship in this or any other country. Furthermore, I will meet Corbett for tho $10,000 side bet and will let the gate, receipts be given to charita ble Institutions of New York city." THE MINERS' STRIKE. Over Twelve Thousand Suspend Work la the Pennsylvania Bitumingns Regions. PHILTFSBTJRG, Pa., Oct. 23. The min ers' striko seems to be growing in extent. William B. Wilson, who has charge of the men and who is in attendance at the mass meeting of the miners at Houtzdale, fur nished the following list of idle mines and the number of men on strike throughout northern and central Pennsylvania: Ani ta, 600; Helvetia, Adrian and Walston, 2,500; Glen Richey, 300; Dunlo, 800 J Cassandra, 500; Portage, 5C0; Gallitzln and Tilly, 1,000; Reeds, 250; Spanglei and Barnesboro, 700; Dubois, Reynolds ville and Rathmell, 2,000; Toby valley, 1,100; Coal Glen and Beeoh Tree, 500. He makes the statement that in all 13, 500 men are out no. Thero has been no centers of Houtzdale, Osceola and Philips burg, where all the miners are at work. Dubois, Pa., Oct. 23. The strike situa tion in this locality has assumed a differ ent phase. The mines at Crenshaw and tho Rochester and Pittsburg Coal and Iron company at Walston and Adrian have suspended. The Berwynd-White miners and Anita have also joined the strikers. CLEVELAND AT ATLANTA. The President Reaches the Exposition Cltj Promptly on Time. Atlanta, Oct. 23. For the present at least the seat of the government of th United States may be said to have been transferred to Atlanta, for the city harbors tho president, the vice president and sis members of his cabinet, not to mention a long list of other dignitaries of official dom, who are in the city. Fifteen minutes after 4 o'clock last evening, on time to the minute, the presi dential special rolled into the Union de pot. In accordance with the express wish of tho president and the desire of the ex position authorities, the arrival of the par ty was deprived of anything in the nature of a hippodrome. The city, however, turned out almost en masse to welcome the nation's chief executive. Mr. Cleveland and his party were taken to tho Aragon House, where he will stop during his sojourn here. During the even ing tho president and his cabinet were tendered a banquet by Mayor King. Conditions of the Cnp Races. New York, Oct. 23. Tho New York Yacht club has forwarded to Percy Thel lusson, secretary of the Royal Victoria Yacht club, and to Charles D. Rose, the challenger for the America's cup, the con ditions which are to govern the series of races. Tho match is to be decided by the best three out of five races. The starting is to be from Sandy Hook lightship. First race, to windward or leeward and return; second race, equilateral triangle; third race, similar to first race; fourth race, similar to second race; fifth race, similar to first race. The course is to be 30 nauti cal miles. Unseed OH Works Burned. Chicago, Oct. 23 The works of the Crescent Linseed Oil company on Goose island were wholly destroyed by fire. Loss, $175,000. One of the falling walls of the building crushed a small cottage occupied by a Polish family. None of the inmates w3 hurt. The losses are covered by insurance. Think Venezuela Will Apologize. L02JD05T, Oct. 23. The Chronicle this morning says that the foreign office be lieves that overmuch has been made of Lord Salisbury's dispatch to the Vene zuelan government upon the Uruan affair, Hud it is probable that Venezuela will make a prompt apology. John Hodge's Will. Locxport, N. Y., Oct. 23. The will of the late John Hodge was probated by Sur rogate Dunkleberger. The relatives will either petition tho supremo court for a partition of tho estate or appeal from the surrogate s decision to the general term. Liberal Gains In Canada. Montreal, Oct. 28. In tho byelection in Montreal Center for the provincial leg islature Dr. J. M. Guerin, Liberal, receiv ed 2,893 Totrp, and C. A. McDonnell, ConEorvat'r M2S Liberal svajority, .1251. VAN MIN IS NOW READY PREPARED TO FACE COLONEL COLT'S CHARGES. Itest Developments In the Providence Society Sensation Strong Influences to Be Exerted to Bring About m Settle, nent and Prevent Scandal. Providexce, Oct. 23. There are sev eral new developments In the Colt divorce case. First there came a statement from Mrs. Theodora Colt, mother of Colonel Colt, that the corespondent in Mrs. Colt's libel for divorce is Mrs. L. B. Becker, the divorced wife of a prominent banker of New York. But, although she admitted that Mrs. Becker was the corespondent, Mrs. Colt said: "I have known Mrs. Becker very well, and we were In New York together not long ago, and I know her too intimately to believe any 6uch stories as have been circulated regarding her relations with Colonel Colt." Mrs. Becker is 26 years old and the daughter of a minister. Up to a month ago she was registered at a hotel in War ren, R. I., but at the present time she is in Vermont. A year ago this summer she boarded at Bristol, and it was at that time her came was first connected with that of Colonel Colt. It was stated here that Mr. Tan Alon went to Shelburne to obtain the advice of Dr. Seward Webb. Dr. Webb is connected by marriage with Mr. Yan Alen, whose wife was one of the Astor family. Colonel Colt is on terms of intimacy with both the vanderbilts and the Astors, and it is be lieved here that these two families will endeavor to bring about a settlement. James J. Van Alen will return today to Newport from Shelburne Falls, Vt., where he .went on Saturday to visit his friend, Dr. W. Seward Webb. His return will bo In order to meet the sheriff with the warrant sworn out for his arrest by Colonel Sam Pomeroy Colt for alienating the affections of his wife. Mr. Van Alen is prepared to furnish the required bonds. He sent word as soon as he heard the warrant had been issued that he would cut his visit short in the Green Mountain state and return to face the serious charge against him. He will be represented by Samuel R. Honey, who, as the Rhode Island member of tho Demooratio national committee, was mainly instrumental' in having him appointed embassador to Italy, and George L. Rives of New York. Mr. Van Alen is reported to have se cured several prominent men to furnish the $400,000 ball he will have to give when arrested. It was stated that Mr. Van Alon bad been informed some days ago that the scandal was taking a serious turn, and that he Immediately started to visit Dr. Webb, who is a relative and confidential friend. It is believed by Colonel Colt's friends !n t?s citr thtt T?ry 3"!Wr'rii influences will De exertea to onng acoui; soma Kina of a settlement and prevent the dragging into the case of any of the names which up to this time have been only talked about. Colonel Colt's mood will change, and Mrs. Colt will alter her present state of mind beforo this can bring about any results. Mrs. Colt's answers to tho charges which implicate Mr. Van Alen were made public. They are given as tho state ments of "an intimate friend." It is de clared, in relation to the coaching story and the incidents following tho dinner at the Squantum club, when it was said Mr. Van Alen drove to tho Colt mansion in Bristol and remained there over night, that Mr. Van Alen drove direct to Bristol ferry, where he had said he would place his coach on the steamer and go with It to Newport; that ho found the sailing time had been changed and the vessel had departed, and then returned to tho Colt mansion, where he had spent tho preced ing night and occupied the guests' cham ber. Why Colonel Colt Refused. One of the members of the Colt family said Colonel Colt would not consent to the separation requested four weeks ago by his wife, because the request, In its bear ings upon a financial settlement, had been accompanied by a threat of exposure unless Mrs. Colt's desires were acceded to. It was declared that the reason the matter was not hushed up without publicity was that Colonel Colt would not accedo to any demand made "at tho muzzle of a loaded revolver." Mrs. Colt's side of this is that she had merely asked that Colonel Colt consider the matter of a separation. She had said she could not consent to live with him after tho Jackson Falls affair, and he had taken her request for a separation under consideration. She had net asked for a deed of the Colt mansion, for that had been placed in trust for herself and chil dren a lqng time before. All that had been said about it was that Colonel Colt should release any claim to it in order that trus tees might be appointed, mainly for the benefit of the children. Mrs. Colt had ex pressed her belief that one of the trustees should be named by Colonel Colt. A reporter called on Colonel Colt and asked him If he cared to reply to the charges made against him. He said he must, decline to talk about the case. The family worship in St. Michael's Episcopal church, in Bristol. Colonel and Mrs. Colt occupied the same pew on Sun day last, but they arrived and left without according each other more than a bare sign of recognition. Died While on Furlough. New York, Oct. 23. A veteran of tho late war named David O'Neill died sud denly on the Fall River line pior at the foot of Murray street. O'Neill was a member of Company G, Eleventh New York, and was on a 60 days' furlough from the home for disabled veterans In Togue, Me. He was 60 years old. Japan to Evacuate Korea. St. Petersburg, Oct. 23. It is loarned from a good source that Japan has decided to evacuate Korea in order to avoid com plications and in order to enable the gov ernment to concentrate its energies npon the subjugation of Formosa. New York "X Road Mulcted. Albany, Oct. 23. The court of appeals today decided that the Manhattan Elevat ed railway must pay to the owners of the Standard theater, New York, about $24, 950 in damage 9,,3, cost?- withoutfoundation. The Report That the Traction Company the Consolidated Had Sold Out to Road. Some of the state papers are talking of a scheme which is said to be on foot. whereby the Consolidated road is to purchase the "NVaterbury Traction com pany's property, consisting of twelve miles of trolley road and an electric lighting plant, with a capital stock of 000,000 and a bonded debt to the same amount. It is stated that the trollev line between here and Naugatuck has takeu almost all the passenger business of the New- Haven company between these points and that negotiations are being made for the transferral of tho whole plant to the railroad magnates. hea interviewed on the matter to-day an omcial of the Traction eomnauv said : "It is all a heap of nonsense. There is not a word of truth in it. The railroad companies are trying to purchase the trolley roads at Stamford, Meriden and all other places where thev have r.ara- lelled their tracks, but we have not done that anywhere except between here and Naugatuck. If there is anv truth In the rumor, I do not know anything about it." LIQUOR LICENSES. County Commissioners Will Be in Water- bury to-Morrow. The county commissioners will be here to-morrow morninr and -will sit all day. It is probable that they will come on the first train. There is some talk that several saloon keepers will be relused licenses. Already loo have filed applications with the town clerk. This is about the same number as was filed last year the day before the commissioners came here. The license fee this vear is 450, an increase of 150 from last year. Many of the saloon keepers who have had complaints tiled against them on the police blotter dunnjr the nast year, are doing considerable thinking just at present, as they fear the commis sioners have been pretty well posted. BURGLARS AT SEYMOUR. The Naugatuck Read Station Entered Last INight. The railroad station at Seymour was ; entered by burglars last night. Entrance was efiected through a window and every closet and desk in the office was searched. The safe is lelt open nights. Three overcoats were taken, two of them be longing to Station Agent Beach, and the third, a new coat, to the telegraph operator. The burglars secured only thirty-five cents in money. Two tramps were seen in the vicinity of the station last nisrht and are believed to have been I the theives. Chief Lgan was notified to I be on the lookout lor the men this i morning. HELD UNDER $3,000 BONDS. The Men Who, It is Believed. Murdered Joseph Bradley. South Xokavalk, Oct 23. William West, colored, of Savannah, and John Nelson, of Hartford, the meu, who, it is believed, murdered Joseph Bradley of NVaterbury, were to-day bound over to the superior court uuder bonds of 3,000 each. The general belief is that NVest was asleep Avhen Bradley met his death and knows nothing about the affair. YACHT "RACE "DECLARED OFF. The Distant Shore Will Ifot Come to America. New York, Oct 23. The New York Yacht club to-day received a cablegram from Charles J. Hose of the Eoyal Vic toria Yacht club, London, stating that he would withdraw his challenge for tho America cup. Pii-st Under the New Latr. Meihdex, Oct. 23. Thoma3 W. Rus sell, who was arrested for failing to tile a statement of his election expenses with the town clerk, was brought before the city clerk to-day. The case was uolled, Itussell stating that he did not know his name was on the ticket. He then filed a statement to the effect that his election expenses were nothing. Last "LaditV Day." The ladies of NVaterbury and vicinity will have one more opportunity to visit and study Dr. Heidmann's great wax museum at 63 East Main street. The place w ill be open all day and evening to-morrow for ladies onlj-. The exhibit ion will close iti this city Saturday. "Lost in New York." "Lost in New York" will be presented at the opera house this evening. It introduces some very clever people and a wealth of niagnifieient scenery. In fact, the great charm of the production is due to the latter. The scene of the third act is East river by moonlight, ana an exact representation of a section of that portion of New York. Steamer Burned at Sea. New York, Oct. 2J. The steamer City of St. Augustine from New York, October 21. was burned yesterday eight een miles off Cape Hatteras. The crew of fifteen left in boats and have not been heard from. Atlanta's Red Letter Day. Atlanta, Ga, Oct 23. This is the biggest day of the fair, fully 75,000 be iug present. The parade was reviewed by President Cleveland. Burned to Death. Bristol, Oct. 23. Mrs. William to death Berry, aged 70, was burned early this morning, her clothing being . set on lire by sparks from her jipe. Sheriff Eigney has been around all day notifying the jurors who were to come here to-morrow, of the postponement of the superior court until next Tuesday. The Calo trial will then occupy the court. Judge Root, who will defend the accused, is confident that Calo will not not be convicted of murder in the first degree. It is understood that Prosecuting Attorney D. F. "Webster, who is familiar with the the testimony, will assist State Attorney Terry in the prosecution.