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i i i xi t VJ II IN VOL. VIII. NO. 276. WATERBURY, CONK,' SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS- ) : It THE VENEZUELA AFFAIR. GREAT BRITAIN'S AGGRESSIVE POLICY OFFICIALLY OUTLINED. 2he Secretary For the Colonies instruc tions to the Governor General of British Gnlana Action of the High Council. The Frostier to Be Fortified. Washixgtox, Oct. S6. Tho state de partment is in possession of the full test of the dispatches sent by Joseph Chamber lain, secretary of state for foreign affairs in the British cabinet, to Sir Charles Lees, governor general of British Guiana, concerning tho strengthening of the fron tier, tlio increase of police and tho pur chase of maxim guns in the British Gui ana territory. The department has been furnished also with the detailed action of the high council of British Guiana upon the recommendations of Minister Cham berlain. These proceedings give the full resolution offered by the governor general for tho purchase of a maxim gun and am munition, uniforms, arms and accouter mcnts. They also make the surprising disclosure that the Iiigh council of British Guiana, after its members had severely arraigned Minister Chamberlain for his' precipitate action in recommending max im guns, defeated tho resolution for their purchase by a vote of 10 to S, thus reject ing the policy laid down by tho British cabinet. The state department was put in pos Bession of this information on Wednesday last in an official communication from a hiirh member of the diplomatic corps, who regarded tho subject as of such impor tance that Secretary Olney should be in possession of the facts. When the high council opened its ses I ion, two letters from tho British foreign office, signed by Minister Chamberlain, were read. The government secretary also announced that there was an important telegram referring to tho purchase of maxim guns which would not be read un til the council went into secret session. Mr. Chamberlain's letter, under date of Sept. 7, referring to the arming of tho frontier and tho building of a military road, is as follow.: ' ! Secretary Chamberlain's Letter. "I have the honor to inform you that my attention has been directed to t"he se rious position in which the colony of Brit ish Guiana finds itself at tho present time. "In its gold British Guiana appears to possess a considerable source of wealth, from which it may bo expected that an Increasing revenue can be drawn, if meas ures are taken to open tho country and to render the gold bearing region more ac cessible to miners than It has hitherto been. "To thio end one of "the first and most Important steps is tho construction of the ; proposed road. for, . connecting the tipper reaches of the Barlna and Barana rivers, thence to bo carried to the Cuyuni at the mouth of the Acarabisci creek and onward, if necessary, to the junction of tho Uruan and Cuyuni rivers. "The road, as I have said, is necessary for the development of the northwestern district, which, so far, is the district prom ising the best results as a goldfleld. But it is also of importance from an adminis trative aud military point of view, as it will materially shorten the distance to the interior of British Guiana, and will at the 6amo time put it in the power of the gov ernment to keep more closely in touch with the frontier and to repel any attempt ed aggression on the part of Venezuela. "The road will not, I understand, in volve a large expenditure, and I consider that no time should be lost in undertak ing its construction. I accordingly tele graphed you on the i!d inst. requesting you to bring the matter beforo tho high council and to obtain its sanction to the road being proceeded with immediately." Mr. Chamberlain then requests infor mation as to whether capitalists can bo found who will take a concession for the goldfleld, covering the same territory as the Venezuelan concession to a United States syndicate. He adds that inquiries are now being mado in London as to the possibility of inducing capitalists there to take the concession from Great Britain. His letter proceeds: To Increase the Force at Uruan. "In view of a possible early and rapid expansion of the gold industry it will be necessary to provide adequately for tho safety and protection of tho district, so that order may bo maintained and the borders of the colony secured against in cursion. "The existing polico force will need to be strengthened for this purpose, and to what extent that may be necessary I shall be glad to learn your opinion after a full consideration of the subject. "It will probably become necessary to erect barraoks at Uruan and at one or two other points if the force on the border is materially increased. "I have to request that you will give your immediate attention to tho various points mentioned in this dispatch, and in deed to the whole subject in all its bear ings, and that you will furnish me with a full statement of your views by the earliest opportunity. I am, etc. "Joseph Chamberlain. "To Governor Sir Charles Le.es, K. C. M. G., governor general of British Guiana." After reading the foregoing letter tho government secretary offered tho follow ing: . . "Be it resolved, That this court sanc tions the following expenditure being charged against tho revenue for tho cur rent year: Purchase of one maxim gun and ammunition, $1,6S0; two additional subinspectors of polico, C720; xiniforms, arms and accouterments, 435; total, 2,835." The government secretary offered a sco- ond resolution appropriating 84,000 for a barrp-?ks at Uruan, tho point where tho recent trouble in Venezuela occurred. In a speech supporting tho resolutions, the government secretary said with re gard to the purchase of the maxim tgun that it was tho direct wish of Mr. Cham berlain, the secretary of tho colonies. The government had already voted a certain gum for th purchase of guns. These guna two in number .would bo mounted on field carriage, and ho thought he would be justified in eaying that this ono would not be placed on a field carriage, but would ' be sent direct to the frontier. There was already an armed f oroa there, which itjwas desirabiB to imnrove. Weapons of Offense and Defense. The men there had weapons of defense and of offense, but they would now have a weapon of a different sort. The govern ment secretary said he regarded Mr. Cham berlain's dispatch as the most important communication tho colony of British Gui ana had received in recent years. The dispatch, he said, showed that those who Jre advising her majesty in regard to affairs of British Guiana were not asleep to its interests, and that they were not de sirous of letting things remain as they were. It was an imperial policy that was before them. These were big words, he said, to use on the matter of expenditure of so small an amount as $2, 835 for maxim gun, ammunition, etc., but it was not the consideration of that small sum, but tho consideration of tho general policy of her majesty's government, which was now being put before tha courts in black and white It had not been easy for him to approach the subject. There were rea sons which he thought the honorablo members would understand without his going into them, and they would see why ho had skirted what might be read be tween the lines of . this motion and why he had not gone into further details on those points. He appealed to the mem bers to support the suggestions for the better arming of the frontier. It was soon evident, however, that the members of the high council did not ap prove Mr. Chamberlain's proposition for guns and arms, as tho appropriation for guns was vigorously opposed by Mr. Dun can, Mr. McKinnon, Mr. Webber and others. After furthor debate the motion was put by the government secretary and de feated yeas, 8; nays, 10. Tho second resolution appropriating $4,000 for a barracks at Uruan was adopt ed unanimously. As already stated, the state department has been put in possession of the letters of Mr. Chamberlain and tho proceedings of the council, from which the above ex tracts are made and which indicate the policy of Great Britain in relation to the encroachment upon Venezuelan territory. Besides the foregoing important devel opments transactions from the Venezue lan's yellow book were made public, cov ering the demandof Great Britain upon Venezuela ono 5ear ago. These have al ready been given in substance, and in view of the much more interesting' dis patches of Minister Chamberlain during the present month the events of a year ago received little attontlon. STOCK TRAIN WRECKED. One Man Killed, Another Will Die, and Several Are Badly Injured. Baltimore, Oct. 26. A collision oc curred on the Baltimore and Potomac rail road at Bowie Station, midway between Baltimore and Washington, in which one person was killed and three injurod. Engine No. 113, moving north from Washington with a stock train, baoked in on the "Y" nt Bowie to allow an express train to pass, when a work train on the Pope's Creek lino ran into the rear of the train. . . F." A. Ellis, a drover of Fort Springs, "W. Va., was instantly killed. The injured are: Isaao H. Hearn, foreman of the con struction gang. His right arm is broken, and he is injured internally. He was taken to the City hospital here and at tended by Dr. Bowerman, who says he will die. A. E. Johnson, drover, of Fort Springs, head burned and cut. W. W. McClelland, drover, of Hughert, Greenbrier, W. Va., injured internally. J. v. Skeggs, drover, of Hughert, slightly injured on the head. Physicians were sent from Baltimore and Washington to look after the injured. i ' THE CUBAN STRUGGLE. Rumors Acain Rife That the United States Will Recognize tho Insurgents. Tampa, Fla., Oct. 26. The Spanish papers received here from Havana say Minister De Lome reports that the United States will soon recognize the Cuban in surgents. Canovas says, should tho Amer ican government appoint a committee to study the Cuban question, he will not al low them to land on Cuban soil. Engagements are reported as having oc curred at Caovas, 12 miles from Matan- zas, on Thursday. General Oliver, with 300 regulars, engaged 400 insurgents un der Varona and Castillo, near the city of Remedios. The regulars retreated to the city. The losses aro not stated. Near Baracoa, Colonel Francisco Sea- mora, with 400 regulars, met 400 insur gents. The engagement lasted several hours. At nightfall tho regulars returned to Baracoa, their losses being seven. A Dangerous Obstruction. Boston. Oct. 26.- CaDtain John M. Hallett of tho Metropolitan lino steamer H. M. Whitney reports that tho wreck of tho schooner Frank A. Masee, which was sunk last week by a collision with the British schooner Gypsum Queen, lies about 1,500 feet north northwest from the bell buoy In Pollock rin slue. The sunken schooner's foremast and topmast are pro jecting fully GO feet out of the water, while the mainmast is floating on tho sur face attached to the wreck by the rigging, making a very dangerous obstruction. A Hurricane In Bermuda. Halifax, Oct. 26; A cable from Ham ilton, Bermuda, says a hurricane swept over the island. So far no loss of life is reported, but great damago was done to property. Houses were unroofed and started from their foundations, verandas and outbuildings were bodily blown away, trees were uprooted and foliage damaged. All the early -crops were damaged, and much will be ruined. Telephone and tel egraph posts were razed in every direc tion, and communication is completely demoralized. Fatally Injured In a Runaway. Watertows:, N. Y., Oct. 26. At Py rites, St. Lawrence county, four men, re turning from a party, met with an acci dent which will result in tho doath of George M. Rushton, a hotel keeper. His horse ran away, threw tho four occupants out, injuring all cf them severely, killing the horse and fatally wounding Rushton. Tho Big Battleship Massachusetts. WAsrnxGTOx, Oct. 26. The battleship Massachusetts, now building at Cramps yards, has been ordered to go into dock at League island to be cleaned and painted, preparatory to ho DURANTE DEFENSE. Attorney Dickinson's Argument In Behalf of tha Prisoner. Saw Frascisco, Oct. 26. General Dickinson made the opening, argument for the defense in the trial of Theodore Durant." Although the air in the crowded courtroom was stifling, he spoke from morning until night and then announced that he would not conclude his argument until the court should meet next Tuesday. Dickinson's speech was in the nature of a surprise from the fact that he did not attack tho integrity of the prosecution's witnesses or denounce the methods of tho police, as Attorney Duprey intimated would be done in his opening address to the jury. Nevertheless, it is generally con ceded he made the most of what is consid ered a weak case. He based his whole de fense on the reliability of the roll call, which shows that Durant attended Dr. Cheney's lecture on the afternoon of April 3, and challenged the prosecution to provo tkat tho call was incorrect. Mrs. Leake and Mrs. Crossell, the two elderly witnesses who testified that they saw Du rant and Miss Laniont near the church,, were treated gently. Dickinson said that while he believed the witnesses told what they believed to be the truth he was convinced that their minds had been worked upon by reading so much about the case. In support of this ho cited the fact that neither witness told what she said she knew about the case until three or four months after the crime took place. Tho testimony of Mrs. Vogel and the schoolgirls who swore they saw Durant and Miss Lamont board a Powell street car in front of the normal school was disposed of in the same man ner. Youth and old age, he said, were tho two periods In life when people wore the most positive In their statements and the most likely to be mistaken. Touching upon the contention of the prosecution that Durant's motive for the crime was the same unbridled passion that compelled Jaok the Ripper to commit tho Whitechapel murders in London, Mr. Dickinson challenged the prosecution to show anything in the testimony submit ted .which tended to show that Durant was not a moral man. With regard to the etory told by . Durant on the stand to the effect that a stranger tapped him on the shoulder and gave him a clew to tha whereabout of Miss Lamont, Mr. Dickin son said tho great number of anonymous letters received from certain cranks by the attorneys of the defense made it prob able that some one might have given Du rant such a clew. HUNDREDS HOMELESS. A Fire In Augusta, Oa., Destroys Mill Prop erty and Many Dwellings. Atjgcsta, Ga., Oct. 26. Ono of the largest fires In the history of Augusta, so far as extent of territory ls'concerned, has just occurred. It started in the stables in the lumber and planing . mill of Jesse Thompson & Co. and consumed this plant in a few minutes. It was located on the outskirts of the city, and one side was a great stretch of small frame houses. A very high'wind was blowing in the direction of these houses, and large, burn ing embers were carried high in the air, setting fire to houses two or three blocks away, while those much nearer temporari- ly escaped destruction. They were doomed, however, for the wind was so fleroe and the neighborhood so inflammable that it was at no time un der control of the fire department, and the fire was not extinguished until it had spent itself. The embers of 41 houses are all that re main in the burned district, which stretches along several squares. Several hundred people are homeless. The total value of the property destroyed is fully $75,000, on which Insurance is only about 525,000 or $30,000. New York Editors at Atlanta. ATLANTA, Oct. 26. The New York edi tors, numbering 100 members of the State Press association, attended the formal opening of tho New York building at the exposition. A. O. Bunnell read an ad dress prepared by J. P. Farrell, president of the association. H. H. Cabaniss, edi tor of the Atlanta Journal, spoke for the exposition. A reception, luncheon and musicale followed. Prospect of a Fight at 1 Paso. El Paso, Tex., Oct. 26. J. J. Taylor, chairman of the El Paso committee, wired Dan Stuart that El Paso would put up a cash guarantee of $10,000, and that Cor batt and Fitzsimmons could fight here without interference. Stuart replied that he was at work trying to sign the men for a fight at El Paso. Corbett telegraphed that he had no objection to El Paso as a battleground. Mysterious Disappearance. Livixgstost Maxor, N. Y., Oct. 26. The residents aro greatly excited over the mysterious disappearance of Mrs. Milton Ward of this place. She has not been seen in several days, and conflicting stories told by her husband have led to a search. He believes his wife has been murdered. Accidentally Shot Bis Brother. Peixcetot, N. J., Oct. 26. C. B. Van Horn was fatally shot by his brother while hunting near Princeton. The shoot ing was accidental. Pardoned by Governor Morton. Albany,- Oct. 26. Governor. Morton oas pardoned Mrs. Mary O'Hearn, who was sentenced to three months' imprison ment for selling liquor on Sunday in New Fork city. . Children Burned to Death. Livixgstox, Ala., Oct. 26. Three small children of Granvillo Lancaster, a farmer living near here, wero roasted to death. They were locked in tho house by their mother while she called on a neighbor, and the house burned down. Weather Forecast. Fair; warmer; winds shifting to south westerly. Full of Business. i A tramp was put out to pasture on the Bancroft, Neb., rock pile recently with a ball and chain attachment. The attachment was not so great as to pre vent his soiling the ball and chain for $1 to a green farmer as a curio, and making off with the money.'"""'""""'"" r FOUGHT INJ GHURGH. PUGILIST COMBATANTS INVADE THE SANCTUARY. Vineland Youths Jealous of a Young Lady's Suitor and A inn If. nim TT T ntiA 1 Into the Chtrch, Where tho Fight Is Continued. VnnsLAD, N. J., Oct. 26. The little Methodist Episcopal church at North Vineland was tho scene of a fierce fight between several of the young men of that place, whichjbroke up the revival services. The disturbance originated between two well known young men, and, it Is said, jealousy over a young woman, who is tho belle of the village, was the cause of 1L Orlange Auge, who lives at North Vino land, is the sexton of the Newfield Baptist-church. He is an exceedingly hand some young man, dresses stylishly and is an active member of the North Vineland Methodist Episcopal Sunday school. Auge was very popular with tho country maid ens, both in and out of the Sunday sohool. His popularity among tho girls, howev er, soon proved to be his misfortune, for the swains in that neighborhood, finding they could not make headway against him by fair means, resorted to foul. Con sequently they organized and waited for Auge to come to revival services. Soon Auge passed along the road, and the crowd advanced on him threateningly. Taking in the situation at a glance, the young man, emulating the example of ancient fugitives, ran to seek a sanctuary in the church, but the mob caught him just as he entered the portals, and closed in upon him at the time a fervent prayer was in progress. Oaths Mingled With Prayers. The invasion of the combatants turned tho meeting into an uproar. Tho oaths of the fighters wore drowned by the screams of tho women. Many of them, among whom were Airs. Cromwell, wife of the church trustee, and Mrs. Louder, attempt ed to leave, but were unable to get out of the door because the pugilistic disputants blooked the way. Mr. Jagers, the pastor, forgetting for the moment his dignity, pulled off his coat and jumped intrepidly into tho crowd and endeavored to sepa rate the principal combatants, who were Auge and John Kerr. But they were too intent on spoiling eaoh other to pay much attention to him and continued to fight fiercely. ' Finally some womeri took hold of the two men and attempted to drag them apart, but they wero roughly brushed aside. At length a man in the congrega tion reached, the pastor's side, and be tween them they succeeded in forcing Kerr out of the church. Auge, whose collar, necktie and dapper clothes were in tatters, was in a sorry plight, but he received the sympathies of all the young women in the congregation and some of the older ones, and under their ministrations quickly recovered from the effects of the blows he had received. It is possible that several arrests will speedily follow, and the scene of the af fair will be transferred from tho sanctu ary to the courtroom. Miss Vanderbilt's Princely Dowry. New York, Oct. 26. At the arrang of the Vanderbilt-Marlborough wedding settlements there wero three family law gaged. Colonel William Jay represented Mrs. Vanderbilt, Chauncey M. Depew represented Mr. Vanderbilt and R. Hard ing Milward acted'for the Duke of Marl borough. It is 6aid that Miss Vanderbilt's marriage portion would be $10,000,000. It was learned that, princely as was Mr. Vanderbilt's settlement upon his daugh ter, it has a condition attached to it namely, that the income from tho $10, 000,000 shall be for the use of the future duchess during her lifetime. At her death the principal goes to the issue of her mar riage with the Duke of Marlborough. A Fishing Schooner Sunk. Bostox, Oct. 26. The fishing schoon er E. S. Nickerson was run into and sunk in the main ship channel between Fort Independence and Fort Winthrop, not two miles from the city water front, by the tug A. W. Chesterton. Her crew of 15 were taken off by the Fort Warren tug Resolute and landed at Long wharf. The Nickerson is a dangerous obstruction to navigation in the upper harbor. St. "Louis Will Pnt Up S80.000. fiT. Louis, Oct. 26. Tho Business Men's leaguo of St. Louis appointed a committee to canvass for a guarantee fund of ISO, 000 to secure tho Republican national convention in St. Louis in 1896. Assurances of support were read from sev- eral members of the national committee and the co-operation of some members of the national executive committee was also proruieed. IlerreshonV New Yacht. Bristol, R. I., Oct. 26. The Herre shoffs are building for experimental pur poses a trial racer, 25 feet over all, model ed much liko tho Defender. Although started but a few days ago, the deck has ilready been laid, and the boat will soon be in tho water. Brown University Athletes. Providence, Oct. 26. The annual meeting of the Brown University Athletic association was held here, and the follow ing officers were elected: President, Wil liam Gammel, '7S; vice president, Profess ar Davis; secretary, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., '90. A Widow Demands Damages. Cixcixxati, Oct. 23. Mrs. Kate M. Sanford, widow of John L. Sanford, who tvas shot and killed by Sonator William Eroebel in Covington, Ky., April 11 last, has brought suit against Goebel for $100, )00 damages for the killing of her hus band. ' A Nebraska Bank Suspends. Gotkexbukg, Neb., Oct. 26. The State bank closed its doors. Tho failure is due o the slowness of collections. From the best information obtainable tho deposits imount to about $8,000, while the assets ire about $25,000, but part j uncollecta blo. A Counterfeiter Convicted. New York, Oct. 26. Dr. Orlando G. Bradford was found guilty of complicity in the counterfeiters' plot recently un sarthed in this city. Ex-Keeper John Nix &n, who was indicted with him, was ac quitted.. - COLT-VAN ALLEN CASE. ! i Writ Wot Yet SertiS. a&4 It Is Bait) Van Alen Etas Not Retamaft. Providence, Oct. 26. Th fart that the writ of arrest for J. J. Van Alen of Newport has not yet been served in that city caused a vast amount of discussion among those interested in the Colt sensa tion, and the Interest was Increased to ex citement when one of Mrs. Colt's attor neys said that, acoording to statements of one of his friends, Mr. Van Alen was seen at the Knickerbocker club In New York. A rumor soon became current that Mr. Van Alen for some reason had left New port before the writ could be legally serv ed, but this was soon contradicted by peo ple who came from Newport in the after noon and said Mr. Van Alen had proba bly not left Newport, for the very good reason that, as far as could be learned, Mr. Van Alen had not been there since he went to Shelburne, Vt. Inquiry at the sheriff's office brought forth the informa tion that word had been received from the officials at Newport that, so far as they had been able to learn, since the law al lowed them to attempt to serve the now famous writ no one could be found in the city who would say that they had actual ly seen Mr. Van Alon, and their own efforts to find him had been without re sult. The report that Mrs. Colt and her at torneys had mado their sudden departure for New York in connection with a settle ment was mentioned to her attorney, and he said that the visit to tho metropolis had no relation to any settlement, and that such "a thing had never even been suggested to Mrs. Colt and had not been discussed by any of the parties interested. He also said that the statement printed in some New England papers that Colonel Colt had either paid or had agreed to pay a certain sum of money to Mrs. Colt was untrue. The talk of a possible counter suit by Colonel Colt was also reviewed, and one of his attorneys said that Colonel Colt had been urged by many of his friends to make such a move, but the lawyer said the colonel had up to the present time re fused to do so, and that he expressed him self as being perfectly satisfied with push ing the Van Alen case. FOREST FIRES. Thirty Miles of Fierce Flames In the - Woods of Wisconsin. Green Bay, Wis., Oct. 26. The marsh and forest fires in the vicinity of Seymour and New London continue to spread with alarming rapidity. They are burning fu riously on both sides of the Greeu Bay, Winona and St. Paul tracks from Oneida for a distance of 30 miles west. Many stacks of hay and a number of barns in the neighborhood of Seymour have been destroyed. At New London the ties on the railroad are frequently set on fire, and large forces of men aro constantly employed in watch ing the bridges ar.d culverts. "- An underground fire, which has been burning In a marsh four miles north of Berlin, broke out afresh, and the flames were carried into tho woods by the high wind which has prevailed. By dint of hard work on the part of farmers and help from the city the fire was put under con trol. Messages hove been received here from north and west calling for SO men and teams to come and help fight the forest fires, which are raging within two miles of Berlin. Harvard Varsity Crew Beaten Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 26. Harvard's varsity eight were beaten out by the crack Boston Athletic association crew in a splendid, exciting two mile race on the Charles. On the last half the Harvard men made a brilliant spurt, hitting up the stroke from 36 to 40, and all but over hauled the Boston Athletic association. Harvard's stroke, though the crew was practically the same that rowed against Yale last June, was very heavy at the catch, with little length or drive, while the Boston Athletic association rowed in splendid form, with a long, steady stroke. Challenge From Johnson. New York, Oct. 26. A challenge was cabled to J. Michael, the Welsh champion bicyclist, by Dixie HInes, president of ths Quill Club Wheelmen of America. The challenge is in behalf of John S. Johnson, the American professional, and is for three match races for a purse of $1,000 a side and the professional championship of the world, the contest to oome off early in the season at some of tho big tracks in this country. The distances will be one, five and ten miles, with pacemakers. Johnson is now at Louisville. Burglars Operating In Connecticut. Mystic, Conn., Oct. 26. Burglars se cured over $500 worth of jewelry, oloth ing and money in the store of Perkins & Bellamy in this town. They also enteni the grocery store of John D. Bacty, and while trying to force the safe put in an overcharge of gunpowder, which frighten ed them away before they had obtained any monpy. Two men were arrested at Mason's island on suspicion of being the burglars. Coroner Shoots a Tramp. Newark, N. Y., Oct. 26. A tramp named Thomas Johnson resisted Consta ble Harvey Shufelt. Being unable to ar rest the man alone, the officer called upon Coroner John W. Barnes for assistance. Johnson, after being chased into the woods, turned upon the officers with stones and showed signs of fight. Barnes shot Johnson three times, one of the bullets entering his breast. It is thought he may live. - , Blown Up With Dynamite. MiDDLETOWir, N. Y., Oct. 26. Charles Decker, foreman of Terbell & Ridgeway's quarry, Oakland, was digging out an un exploded charge of dynamite when the cartridge exploded. Decker was blown over 20 feet in the alfr. The flesh was lit erally torn from both arms, shoulders and legs, and his eyeH were blown out. His injuries are fatal. Burglars at Work. Middleboro, Mass., Oct. 26. The watchman at the shoe factory of Hath away, Soule & Harrington, on Cambridge street, was attacked by four burglars, who, after tying him up, blew open the safe and secured about $50. The thieves afterward broke into the safe at the Wa terville railroad station, but secured little boqtv. . ------- WHO OWNED THE DOG. HEALTH OFFICER 0'HARA ON THE WAR PATH. Carcass of a Big Newfoundland Dog Found on the Waterville Koad-Dr O'Bara Of fers a Reward of Five Dollars. Town Health Officer B. A. O'Hara has his war paint on to-dav and so have Se lectman Morris and liewitt, the North Main street grocer. For the pan couple of years Mr Hewitt's tenants on the Water ville road have been annoyed on account of the dumping of the sweep ings of stores and garbage of everv description in the vicinity of the property. This was bad enough, but the climax was reached yesterday when some one deposited a dead dog on the roadside just above Mr Hewitt's house. The animal was a big black New foundland, and weighed over one hun dred pounds. He was rolled up in a blanket and remained under the leaves uutil this morning when he was discov ered by Fred Nuhn. At first it looked as though the blanket concealed a dead man and the excitement about the place was at fever heat until the covering was removed. Fred Xuhn notified Mr Hewitt, who at once sent a note to the health officer, ealling his at tention to the case and also reminding him of the condition of things about his property on account of neglect on the part of the health officers to enforce a strict compliance with the ordinance in relation to these matters. Dr OTIara called at the place and was surprised at the proportions of the dead animal. "He was almost as big as a" cow," said the health officer, as he stated the case to Selectman Morris, "and must have been taken there in a wagon. You can say," he added, turn ing u ,a reporter of the Democrat, "that I will give 83 to anyone who will tell me who owned that dog. I sup pose he died and whoever owned him carted him up there rather than go to the trouble aud expense of burving him. The other matter Mr Hewitt refers to, I know nothing about, for his house is ia the city and the dog was dumped just on the town line."' The reporter interview 31r Hewitt and found him pretty well worked up over the affair. He 'said he paid a man to come to his store aud cart all his rubbish into the country and ho could not understand why others are al lowed to throw it wherever the j- please, sometimes opposite a man's door. He thought that the town and city should provide a dumping ground that all could, use, but in the absence of such a placa all should be forced to con form to one rule. "If Dr OTIara will give b5,' he said, "to the man who will tell who put the dog there, 111 add another &5 to it and will contribute 810 more to see that the per son who did it is prosecuted. V The health officer and Selectman Mor- ' ris have the matter iu hand and every possible eflbrt will be made to find out who owned the animal. Dr OTIara thinks if he could liud the owner he would be able to place the responsibility on some one. HORSE AND CARRIAGE STOLEN; By a Man Who Said lie "Was Sewing Machine Agent. About 10 o'clock last night a man re presenting himself to be an agent for the Singer Sewing Machine Co, and giv ing his name as ilenry Austin, hired a team of Louis Lapointe at the Earl house stables, to go to Xaugatuck. He has not yet returned, neither has the team aud to-day postal cards are. being sent to all the cities aud towns in the state, describing the turnout and the man. He was about 25 years of age, live feet eight inches in height, dark complexion, thin black moustache, grey pauts, blue coat, vest and cap. The animal was a chestnut mare about 17 years old, weight 950 pounds, and was attached to a buck board with dark body, light colored wheels and shafts striped black. ; SEVEN MISSING". Two Tugs Wrecked hy an Explosion at Chicago. Chicago, Oct 2G. The. tugs Morford and Green were wrecked by an explosion iu the river at the foot of Seventh street this morning. Seven of the crew of the Morford are missing. Captain CoIIiaan was rescued, but is so badly scalded that he will die. AMUSEMENTS. "Xiobe." The inimitable comedienne, Miss Min erva Dorr, supported by Frank Xorcross aud a clever company of comedians, will appear at the .lacques opera house this evening in the fantastic comedy "Niobe," by Harry and Edward Paulton, authors of that most popular comic opera "Er minie." It is needless to enter; into the details of the merits of this young and successful comedienne. Last year she appeared in a great many of the the leading cities of the country . iu the title role of the farce "Jane," in which character she made a most em phatic hit and received the highest praise for her comedy work wherevef she appeared. Ullie Akerstrom. Has auj- company since the last an nual visit'of Ullie Akerstrom presented such beautiful lighting in connection with dancing? "NVe hardly think so. It requires an expensive plant. The ap paratus is costly, experienced operators lew. With all "these accessories at her command, Miss Akerstrom is enabled to originate ami produce in conjunction with her dancing, spectacular effects rarely seen even in the large cities: Her new "creations, "The Butterfly" and "National Dance La Chromotope," are woudrously beautiful. You can see them with no other company. Danlmry Safe Kohh?d. D anbury, Oct 26. The safe in the office of Smith & Benedict, truckmen, was robbed of several hundred dollars .ast night. John Bosehy, the book keeper is missing, but the firm do not think he is the thief, having implicit confidence in him.