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ifE iI 1 i I i I f I III Hi I'L ISl I II f i I I II. -Lr- if, ii i - j; i n ; it J iv i v w i v i i r ik. sr. NsvrVr s XTV'AC VOL. VIII. NO. 279. WATERBURY, CONN., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS HOLMES HAS COUNSEL THE PRISONER TIRES OF TRYING HIS OWN CASE, x Witnesses Tell What They Know ot the : Story of Pitezel's Murder The Murdered i Man's Daughter Testifies Holmes' Fho- ' tographs Identified. I f ' Philadelphia, Oct. 30. It is apparent that the picturesque and startling fea tures of H. H. Holmes' career were not to be confined to his destructive wander ings over the American continent, for with each successive day comes something still more strange and unexpected. After fighting tooth and nail single hand ed against the tremendous machinery of the commonwealth and the apparently complete chain of evidence which has been forged around him. Holmes last night threw uphls hands and sent for his law yers, Messrs. Shoemaker and Rotan. Then he told the court what he had done, and a reluctant consent to their continuing with the defense waa given. There was an impression that this was but another piece of byplay following Holmes' per sonal failure to catch the sympathy of the , court and jury by making himself out a much wronged man, forced to fight alone what may prove to be his last battle in spite of his ignorance of the technicalities of the law and his alleged physical infirm ity. The big work of the trialtaking testi mony was begun at 10 a. m., and with the exception of brief Intermissions at lunch and supper time was continued un til nearly 9 o'clock at night. The star witnesses of the trial Mrs. Pitezel, Detective Geyer, Agent Perry of the swindled insurance company and the alleged arch oriminal himself yet remain to be heard, as also nearly two score of others. District Attorney Graham re marked that there was a likelihood of the trial outrivaling the Durant case in point of time, but that if night sessions wero held regularly it might be concluded with in a month or less. Holmes mado a plea asking the oourt to hold but two sessions a day. In plaintive tones he said that his physical condition was such that he felt unable to continue the cross examination of the witnesses, and besides he was sub ject to siok headaches. Judge Arnold in sisted, however, on holding an extra ses sion last night. Facing the Picture of Uis'Alleced Victim. All day, as Holmes sat in the dock, the eyes of the man he is charged with mur dering gazed at him from a large crayon portrait placed upright on the district at torney's desk in full view of the entire court. Next to this was an equally large eized picture of the daughter Alice, whose death is also laid on his shoulders. But Holmes did not seem to be affected. His etolid demeanor never deserted him for an instant. The announcement that the taking of evldenoe would begin drew a still ; larger crowd to the city hall, but the admirable police arrangements kept everybody out of the courtroom except attorneys and those concerned in the ease. The interest manifested in the case is not confined to one class. During the day Judge Arnold had no less than eight vis itors all judges from this and other cities in the state. Besides, the head of every municipal department was noticed in the room at different times, including the mayor. The first witness called was Jeannette Pitezel, one of the children of the dead man, who escaped the fate of the bigger part of the family. She was a slim girl, with rather dull features and by no means pretty. She was attired for the occasion and conscious of it. Miss Pitezel was kept on the stand long enough to identify, a crayon portrait of her father as presenting an excellent like ness of him as ho appeared two years ago. Holmes cross examined her for a mo ment as to whether there hadn't been a change in the appearance of her father, occasioned by the removal of his beard. She said her father had had a small goatee at one time. Holmes' Photographs Identified. John Townsend, a photographer em ployed in the detective service, and Wil liam H. Rau, a private photographer, then identified photographs of Holmos taken by them after his arrest. Eugene Smith, who found Pitezel's body in the Callowhill street house on Sept. 4, 1894, then told a detailed story of his discovery, which has been already fully published. He had becoino acqxiainted with the dead man on Aug. 22, 1894, through business concerning patonts Which Pitezel was supposed to have held, He saw him several times during the fol lowing week. The witness drew a packet of papers frofti his pocket when he cams to the dates. Holmes objected to his re ferring to them unless they were in his own handwriting. Smith admitted that the papers had been "prepared," and the court sustained the objection. Smith said that during his first visit to Pitezel, Holmes came in and went up stairs. A moment later Pitezol excused i himself and followed. He returned short ly. The witness was present when the corpse of Pitezel was exhumed from tho potter's field and was there first introduced to Holmes. Lawyer Howe of St. Louis, Alice Pitezel, the young daughter, and the insurance officers were there. The body was recognized by tho witness as , Pitezel's. Holmes offered $30 to have the corpse cremated and asked Howo about it. Tho lawyer answered that tho Widow would first have to be consulted. : Dr. Scott was called and told his story, which concerned his having been called in to examine Pitezel's body, after its discovery. He explained the situation of the room and the arrangement of the windows so that the sun's jays should fall tipon the corpse and hasten decomposition, together with the position of the burns on the body, the broken jar, pipe, etc. He verified the district attorney's assertion of yesterday that the pipe could not have fallen from tho lips of Pitezel to the place where it was found, and that the jar could not have been broken by an explosion bo cause the pieces of glass were not scattered about the room, but were inside tho jar. The doctor dwelt upon the discovery of chloroform In the stomach and said large quantities of the drug had been used, and from the congested condition of the lungs and the empty heart it was apparent tha the man had met a sudden and violent- death from chloroform poisoning. Holmes then subjected Dr. Scott to a lengthy and detailed examination touch ing the effects of chloroform, but obtained few answers that would tend to throw the balance in the slightest degree in his fa vor. The witness was regarded by the commonwealth's officers as one of their medical experts, and he was positive and uncontradiotory in everything he said in spito of the fact that his fuestioner -the prisoner is a medical man by education. Holmes kept up a steady fire of questions and never felt obliged to pause for a word or thought. The calmness with which he volubly exchanged technical terms and discussed chemical and medical possibili ties with the doctor was admirable. Dr.William K. Mattern, coroner's phy sician, was next called. Holmes at onct arose and begged the court to grant him a continuance until tomorrow. He pleaded that as Dr. Mattern would prove a most important witness he felt unequal to the I A I 1 J - S T- Cnn-4- ! Eiraiii, me cross exaimuaijuu vi jjc. otui having exhausted him. He hoped to feel stronger tomorrow. Judge Arnold asked the district attor ney whether he would agree to this, and Mr. Graham replied with emphasis: "No, sir. I want to go on. This is only more byplay." "That is your opinion," said Holmes, with the scarce subdued scorn which has marked all his intercourse with tho dis trict attorney since tho trial began. "That is my opinion." Holmes suppressed a sigh and sat down, and the district attorney smiled slightly, with the thought which he has made evi dent throughout that Holmes is playing the role of a weak, helpless unfortunate, oppressed and crushed by the mighty ma chinery of the state, in order to get the sympathy of the jury. Testimony of Coroner's Physician. Dr. Mattern's examination was then begun. The witness said he had made the post mortem examination at the morgue on Sept. 4, and the conditions were the same as described by Dr. Scott. There had been paralysis of the heart, causing sud den death, and evidence of chloroform in the stomach. He dilated on the ghastly scone at the potter's field, when, in the presence of a half dozen other persons, in cluding the officers of the swindled insur ance company and the young daughter of the dead man, Holmes took a lancet and coldly and ruthlessly cut and hacked off portions of the corpse of the man he is charged with having murdered. The girl Alioo had then positively identified the body, and Holmes, himself, the witness said, did not hesitate to declare that it w Pi total's hodv. Dr. Henry Leffmann, the well known analytical chemist, was the next witness. He said it was impossible for a man to fix himself in an attitude as reposeful as that in whioh Pitezel's body was discovered after having administered chloroform to himself. Holmes merely asked a few questions on cross examination, .but reserved the right to call. Dr. Leffmann as a witness for the defense after his (Holmes') testi mony had been takon. Coroner Samuel H. A shbridge produced two "affidavits identifying the body of Pitezel, made respectively by Alice Pite zel and Holmes. They were read to the jury and offered in evidence. Holmes Asks For ITis Attorneys. The evening session began a few mo ments after 7 o'clock. The taking of tes timony was about to be resumed when Holmes, who could probably be more apt ly called the "arch actor" than anything else, brought out a now piece of byplay. He arose in the dock, and addressing the court said: "If your honor please, I have a request to make. In consequence of the severe physical strain to which I have been subjected and also because of the criticism leveled against my former counsel, Messrs. Shoemaker and Rotan, I have within the past half hour sent for them and asked them to again assume charge of my defense. I should like to ask if tho court will permit this?" "Let them come in," said the judge. A moment later the two counsellors, looking pale and worried, entered the courtroom, and Mr. Rotan, going up to the bar, was about to enter upon a lengthy explanation when Judge Arnold curtly interrupted with: "No apology is neces sary. Go on with the case." The dock, with its occupant, was then moved back to its former place, and Holmes' counsel took seats at the desk. William Moebins and Frederick Rich ards, saloon keepers, testified as to Pite zel's drinking habits. Mrs. Adela Alcorn, a physician who lives on- Eleventh street, was called. Holmes had been at her house from Aug. 5 to Sept. 2, 1894, under the name of Howell. He had hired rooms there. The witness was not sure that his wife was with him, but he brought her later. He said she was very tired, as she had come from Chicago, and ho would rather have her at the house than at a hotel. The wit ness again saw him on the afternoon of Sept. 19 in her parlor. He went out and came back in tho evening. He said his wife and little sister would bo there later; that they were then in Atlantic City. Holmes told her he was himself going there Saturday and would bring them back with him the following Monday for tha winter. On tho 19th a man called to see Holmes, or Howell, as he was there known, and was shown to his room, ac cording to instructions. She identified Pitezel's picture as that of the caller. Later she saw him go but. On cross ex amination she was questioned as to her belief that the picture was that of the caller, and she was positive. John Grammer, who lives in the Eleventh street house, corroborated the greater part of Mrs. Alcorn's testimony, and added thas when Holmes came back the second time he had a little girl with him. Witness identified Alice Pitezel's picture as that of this girl. They remained until the following Sunday, the 19th, and then went away. Josiah W. Richmond had known Pite zel well and had taken him to his sister's house to get board. Pitezel had told him that Perry was not his right name and spoke of bringirjg his wife and children from tho west. John F. Hughes, furniture salesman,, had sold a bill of goods to Pitezel on Aug. 17, 1894. Holmes accompanied him. The furniture was sent to 1316 Callowhill street. Walter W. Shedaker, real estate agent, rented the house to Pitezel on Aug. 18, 1894. - The court adjourned until 10 a. Kit to DEBS WRITES A LETTER. $ Denies the Itamor That lie Would Start a New Movement. Chicago, Oct. 30. In reply to rumors current in labor circles E. V. Debs sends the following from the McHenry county jail: "I beg to say that there is no founda tion for the report that I am to advocate a new movement as a substitute for trade unionism. I have found some fault with cortain railway employees' organizations on account of their conduct during the Pullman strike, not because they did not help us, but because they did help the railroad companies to defeat us, and this has been construed as an attack upon trades unionism." It is generally understood among Amer ican Railway union men that Mr. Debs had sent a grievance against certain offi cials of that association, which may result in some changes in the personnel of the list of officials. News of an Abandoned Vessel. New Bedford, Mass., Oct. 30. The whaling bark Petrel, Captain E. J. Reed, which arrived hare from a two years' cruise, brought information regarding the abandonment of the British bark Myste rious Star by her crew. Captain Reed states that the vessel was abandoned near Cape Verde island on Oot. 21, 1894. Cap tain Reed boarded her and found that the pumps would not work, the lower boxes evidently having been removed. The wa ter was coming into the vessel's hold, and the Petrel's men found that nothing oould be done to save her. Captain Reed says that from the general appearance of things the vessel had been abandoned leisurely. Death, of a College Professor. Saratoga, Oct. 30. Rev. Peter Bausch, a professor at St. Mary's college, North east, Pa., died at St. Clement college, aged 45 years. He came here two years ago for the benefit of his health. He was formerly rector of St. Michael's churoh, Baltimore, and consultor to Cardinal Gib bons. He is survived by his mother and two brothers, one of whom is a priest, who resides in Homestead, Pa. Found Floating In the River. Poitghkkbpsib, N. Y., Oct. 30. Mrs. Jane Norton of Rensselaer county, a pa tient at the Hudson River State hospital, escaped from that institution one week ago last Saturday. A body found floating in the river near Milton was identified as being that of the escaped patient. It is believed that the woman committed sui cide by jumping into the river soon after she made her escape. Praying For Bain. Slater, Mo., Oct. SO. -A large num ber of citizens congregated at the Baptist church here for the express purpose of praying for rain. Such a scarcity of water was never before known in this section. Nearlr 3, 000 tanks of water have been sold here during the past year. Stock is suffering for water, and fires are destroy ing fields of corn and houses in some sec tions of the country. More Records Broken. Chilmcothe, O., Oct. 30. W. W. Win kle, the bicyclist, broke three world's rec ords here, which were held by Champion Johnson. He made a half mile in 48 sec onds flat, Johnson's record being 51 sec onds. The quarter was made in 22 4-5 seconds, against Johnson's record of 23, and the third in 80 3-5 seconds, against Johnson's record of 32 2-5. , Windle was paced by a quad. Society People Duped. Cleveland, Oct. SO. A couple passing aa the Count and Countess Scheliher of Germany and who have been entertained here by society people are missing. When a constable called at their apartments in a fashionable family hotel to levy an at- tachment for an unpaid board bill at an other house, their rooms were found to be empty. They forgot to pay their bill at' this hotel also. A Ship In Distress. St. Jokst, N. B., Oot. 30. The Norwe gian ship Reciprocity, Captain Obergaard, from . Dublin for . this port, ran ashore about ten miles down the bay and will, it is believed, become a total loss. She 13 full of water, and her mainmast has gone by tho board, taking with it a part of her mizzenmast. The vessel is owned by Dorman & Co. of Belfast and is in sured. - Family Fend Results In Murder. Nashville, Oct. 30. T. B. Walker was shot and killed near Sewanee in a fight with Will Henley and othor persons. Walker shot Henley, and it is thought he cannot recover. The shooting appears to have been tho result of the marriage of Walker's daughter and Leo Long last Sun day. Thero has been bad blood between Walker and the Long family for seme time. Rev. Dr. Ijtngdon Dead. Providence, Oct. 30. Rev. William Chauncey Langdon, D. D. died at the res idence of his son, Professor Langdon of Brown university. Dr. Langdon estab lished the American Episcopal church in Rome and has held prominent positions in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and other parts of the United States. He was 64 years old. Will Try to Break the Record. Mount Morris, N. Y., Oct. 30. E. D. Mills of this village and Charles D. Mun- ger of Warsaw will in a few days try to break tho world's record of 6 flays and 22 hours Chicago and New York road record, on a tandem wheel. Both men are in Class B and are confident of making a new record. The course will be unpaced. i ' Church Basement For a Gym. Chatham, Ont., Oct. 30. In the First Presbyterian church the Rev. J. C. Tal mie of Windsor created a mild sensation by advocating that the basement of the new $30,000 church be fitted up as a gym nasium, with billiard tables, etc., any thing, he said, to wean the young men from the saloon and tho cigar store. ' i r Probably No Game. Cambridge, , Mass., Oct. 30. Coach Forbes of the freshmen's football team ftt Harvard stated that, the athletic commit tee knew nothing of the proposed game with the University of Pennsylvania fresh men, and as the committee's sanction was necessary it was probable there would be o raise. . FITZ DODGING SHERIFFS. TWO OF THEM ARE AFTER THE AUSTRALIAN PUGILIST. The Fight Depends Upon Which Sheriff Finds Him First Hot Springs Officers, Conniving With the Pugilists, Abet the Mill and Outwit the Governor. Hot Springs, Ark., Oct. SO. The latest moves made on the pugilistio checker board are of greater interest than has de veloped at any time since Hot Springs was seleoted aa a battleground by the managers of the big fight. As the time for the meeting of the two gladiators had drawn so near that nothing short of strat agem and extreme measures would pre vent it Governor Clark and Attorney Gen eral Kinsworthy put their heads together and decided to use both by virtually "kid naping" Fitzsimmons before "he roached Hot Springs and carrying him to Little Rock, where he would be so tightly bound by bonds to keep the peace that he would be glad to get out of the state without ever seeing Corbett. Their plans have been thwarted at every move, however. Corbett, Brady, Joe Vendig and Secre tary Wheelock of the Florida Athletic club are all under arrest here and in the hands of the local authorities; hence the attor ney general cannot get service on them now and take them from this county for trial, as he contemplated doing. He was too slow. He "tipped" his hand when he was here and lost his game. Officers from this county armed with warrants for Ju lian's and Fitzsimmons' arrest are now doubtless with that twain somewhere in Texas piloting them toward Arkansas. As soon as the train crosses the line into Arkansas the warrants will be served upon thero, and they will be prisoners of Garland county officers, and when Govern or Clark's sheriff at Texarkana proceeds to serve his papers he will find that his warrants are no good. The arrest of Brady, Vendig et al. by the local authorities was simply for the purpose of forestalling the move made by the attorney general and prevent the re moval of tho men from this city to "show cause why they should not give bond to keep the peace." The governor has been tripped, and the only thing that remains now for him to do to stop the fight is by military interference, and it is not believ ed he will do that, as he is somewhat handicapped on that score. The only thing that will prevent the fight now, it seems, is the failure of Fitzsimmons to get here and make satisfactory his stake money, which, it is said, he will do if he gets here, and he can get here if he wants to como. All Depends on Fitzsimmons. Everything now depends on Fitzsim mons' getting here, fio is expected to ar rive today in charge of Sheriff Houpt un less a serious clash of authority should ocour between the officers who are after him those holding the warrants issued at Littlo Rock and the sheriff of this county. But it will very likely result in the first officer getting service holding the prisoner. - That the fight will take place between now and Nov. 2 seems to be a certainty. The main interest centers in the move ment to get Fitzsimmons here. He left San Antonio yesterday, and unless inter cepted and detained he will arrive here this evening. There is some uneasiness, for fear the governor may yet capture him. There is liable to be a clash of au thority when the sheriff of Miller county attempts to take Fitzsimmons on the. war rant in his possession in the event that he has been taken in tow by Sheriff Houpfr of this county. It is given out that the fight would not tako placo on Nov. 1, as previously an nounced, but on some day next week, to be agreed upon and named after the ar rival of Fitzsimmons and Julian. A large circus tent has been secured for the occasion, which can be put up in two hours, and will accommodate 15,000 peo ple. The feeling is that the fight will surely tako plaoe if Fitzsimmons arrives, as the governor's only chance of preventing it is to prevent Fitzsimmons from getting here. As Tiewed From Little Rock. Little Rock, Oct. 30. Governor Clark was notified by the Texas authorities that Fitzsimmons and Julian had left Corpus Christ 1. Deputy Sheriff Heard of this county is still at that point, however, to assist the sheriff of Miller county in making the ar rests. A story comes from Texarkana that arrangements have been made by which Julian and Fitzsimmons will leave the train at the first station beyond Tex arkana and come overland by hack to a point this side, and that a similar plan will be adopted in passing Malvern Junction, but this seems improbable. Sheriff Houpt and a deputy from Gar land oounty are also after Fitzsimmons. These officers, as stated, intend to take the pugilist to Hot Springs and carry him before a magistrate and ask for a peace bond. A large number of newspaper men have passed through here en route to' Hot Springs, and every south bound train is loaded to the brim with sporting men, all bound for the expected scene of the battle. It developed that the agents of the club are selling tickets here for the fight. They are acting on instructions received in cipher telegrams and are said to have sold 700 tickets in Little Rock up to the pres ent time. Other agents are working all the larger cities in the country. Governor Clark expressed no surprise when informed that Corbett had been ar rested at Hot Springs. This arrest was made, he said, in order to prevent the serving of a warrant from Newton county in accordance with the governor's soheme. The governor said that Corbett would be liberated on the charge some time today, and then his warrant would be served. Stole From Back Bay Residents. Boston, Oct. 30. Inspectors Cleary and Estes arrested Albert Barlow, a wholesale junk dealer. He is charged with assisting Solomon Sugarman, a pawnbroker, who was arrested last night, in disposing of thousands cf dollars' worth of property stolen from Back Bay residences. It is believed that several other persons are im plicated. Over $7,000 worth of the stolen property has been recovered by the police. DE CESPEDES HAS LANDED. Ills Armed Force and Munitions of War Safely Disembarked In Cuba. New York, Oct., 30. According to a cipher cable message received by Enrique Trujlllo, editor of El Porvenir, a Cuban newspaper published in this city, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, son of the first presi dent of the Cuban provincial republio of 20 years ago, who sailed from the Dela ware ten days ago at the head of a secret expedition, has safely landed in Cuba. El Porvenir issued a bulletin yesterday saying: "We have the pleasure of an nouncing that tho expedition under the civil command of the distinguished young Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, son of the im mortal hero of Yara, reached the eastern coast of Cuba safely and. landed on the 26th inst." The expedition, aocording to Mr. Tru jillo, consisted of 107 men. Among the Cuban patriots who accompanied De Ces pedes were Jose Lopez, who was a cap tain during the last rebellion ; Carlos E. Aguirre, lieutenant in the late Cuban war; Juan Gros Enrique Molina, Dr. Serafln Martinez, Mario Carrillo, son of the celebrated Cuban poet and writer, and others. Thomas Estrala Palma, chief delegate of the Cuban revolutionary party in this city, says that he will soon visit Washing ton and lay the cause of his countrymen before President Cleveland. Mr. Palma said that he would go before congress as soon as it convened and would agitate in behalf of the Cuban revolutionary party. A dispatch from Tampa, Fla., confirms the statement of the Cuban paper that the expedition has safely landed on the island of Cuba. SIX PEOPLE KILLED. A House Collapses, Burying the Tenants la the Wreck. London, Oct. SO. An explosion, sup posed to have been caused by escaping gas, wrecked a house, reducing it to atoms, on New Church court, Strand, last evening. Six persons were killed, and many persons were injured by the collapse of the house. The building consisted of three floors, and its tenants were mostly Covent Garden market porters. A deafen ing report was suddenly heard, and then the house collapsed as if made of cards, causing much excitement in the neigh borhood. As a result of the explosion the New Church court was blocked with a great mass of burning debris, which was made up of the wreck of the house in which the explosion occurred. Two firemen, while searching In the burning debris in an effort to extricate the Victims, were buried beneath the upper story of an adjoining house, whlsh sud denly collapsed. Fight With 'a Burglar. Long Branch, Oct. SO. Edward J. Pitcher had a tussle with a burglar at his I cottage on I ippincott avenue. . He was awakened by hearing footsteps on the first floor. As he was rushing downstairs with his double barreled shotgun he was met by a burglar, who threw him back against the steps. The intruder then fired two shots at Pitcher, neither of which took effect. He then fled through an open kitohen window just as Pitcher fired at him. Some of the shot took effect, but the robber escaped. Pitcher found his trousers in the back yard minus $45 in cash and an $18 check.. x Asks For Antllynching Legislation. Atlanta. Oct. 30. Governor Atkin son has sent his annual message to the legislature. He recommends that the gen eral assembly pass a law giving the fami ly of a person taken from officers and lynched the right to sue the county for the full value of his life. He also asks that the governor be authorized to remove from office the man from whoso custody a person who was lynched was taken. Pleaded Guilty to Stealing S3 3, 000. St. Lotris, Oot. SO. In the United States court William E. Burr, Jr., ex cashier of the St. Louis National bank, pleaded guilty to the charge of embez zling $83,000 of tho bank's funds. It is believed that tho district attorney will grant a stay, and that an effort will be made to induco President Cleveland to pardon Mr. Burr. . Ieyland Line Steamers. Boston, Oct. 30. The Leyland line, which for many years has conducted a large freight business between Boston and Liverpool, has decide to inaugurate a passenger service, and the now steamer "Victorian will leave on Thursday with the first passenger list of the line from this port. Remanded Back to Russia. Washington, Oct. 30. The president issued his warrant for the surrender to the Russian authorities of Ivan Ribitcki, who was held for extradition by a United States commission in New York on charges of forgery and larceny in Russia. An Actor Accidentally Killed. Milwaukee, Oct. 30. Solomon De Lis ser, an actor in the "Captain Paul" com pany, playing at the Bijou theater, while loading a battory was shot by a premature explosion and died an hour later. Football Games. At Salem, Va. University of Virginia, 14; Roanoke college, 0. At Boston Chicago Athletic associa tion, 46; Massachusetts Institute of Tech nology, 0. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Charles Walthers of New York city killed himself by inhaling illuminating gas. Commander William A. Morgan, Unit ed States navy, retired, died in San Fran cisco of Brlght's disease. The town of Hongp los Ongo, province of Santiago de Cuba, containing 300 inhab itants, was burned by the insurgents, who did not leave one house standing. The Unite States government has made arrangements with the People's Power company for the erection of an im mense wing dam just above Government ment island at Davenport, la. George H. Smith, the muredrer of Philip Richtmeyer of Albany, and Charles N. Da vis, who assaulted and murdered May Shannon in Cohoes, N. Y., were executed by electricity in Clinton prison at Danne mora, N. Y. BLOWN TO ATOMS. ANOTHER EXPLOSION AT THE WIN CHESTER ARMS CO. The Victim is William Lextion, Who Had Been Employed as Mixer For Six Months, Succeeding Jeremiah Splain. NevHatEs. Oct 30. A fprrifio pt. plosion that shook buildings and broke winuow glass withmhalf a mile occurred in the department where the fulminate. is prepared at the Winchester Repeating Arms company at 7 :3U o'clock this morning:, and caused the death nf th mixer, William Lextion, 26 years of age. ui xoo jsneuon avenue, uwing to the dangerous character of the prep aration the fulminate department is located in Vhat is called the "Grove," apart from the main buildings of the company.' It is a tunnel, under ground several feet, around which is a mound of earth several feet high, which is, in tended to break the force of explosions of the fulminate, that are likely to occur at any moment. Lextion, who has been employed as mixer of the fulminate for about sir months, commenced work at 7 o'clock this morning clad only in a jumper and a pair of overalls, and a light pair of slippers on his feet.. It is customary for the mixer to prepare five pounds of the explosive at a time and it is supposed that Lextion in preparing the explosive this morning let it get too drv and the explosion was the result. 'There is, however, no positive theory as to the cause of the explosion. After the explosion a search was made for Lextion's body, which was blown to atoms. There was not a part of his bod v left intact above the stomach. One of his legs was found about one hundred yards away from the fulminate pit ly ing on the tracks of the Northampton road. Another was found in the grove. Coroner Mix is investigating. Lextion succeeded Jeremiah Splain, who was blown to atoms about six months ago in the same pit. In em ploying Lextion, the company took hiin under conditions that he should not marry. The pay was S5 a day. It is understood, however, that he married a lady of Rowling since securing the posi tion. L. !. MUNSON'S FUNERAL. Attended By Many Personal Friends and Business and Society Associates. The funeral of L. I. 3Iunson took place from his late residence, 59 North Willow street, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The deceased w as buried with all tho honors his society associates and towns men could bestow upon him. The houso was filled with the principal busines3 men of the city, and the floral tributes were most profuse, including hcautiful tokens from the different societies with which he was connected and many from his personal friends. Ilev Dr .Anderson, pastor of the First Congregational church, read the funeral services and delivered a fitting eulogy over the remains, lie spoke feelingly of the virtues of the deceased and ac corded him a high place in the history of the christain men of Waterbury. The active pallbearers, all employes of the Apothecaries Hall Cowere: A.S.Clark,C. T. Carpenter, E. A. Richard son, 11. 15. Smith, Lewis Brown and y. K. Reecher. The hon orary bearers, men with whom the deceased had been associated for years, were : II. L. Wade, F. B. Merriman, E. C Lewis, E. D. Steele, F. Wilcox and John Blair. Canton T. R. Martin, No S, P. M., I. O. O. F. ; Townsend lodge, No S9, 1. O. O. F. ; Nosahogan lodge, No 21 I. O. O. F., and all the druggists of the citj" attended the funeral in a body. Ilellmann's Advance drum corps headed the procession. Among the out-of-town Oddfellows were several past grand masters, including Messrs Marigold,Stannard, Moses,Alling Fuller, ind Deputy Comptroller E. W. Moore. ' Interment was in Riverside cemetery, where exercises were con ducted under the auspices of the Odd fellows. CUPID'S CORNER. John O'Brien and 3Iiss Mary McXally Mar ried This Morninjf. John O'Brien, the baker, - and Misi Mary McXally of Cooke street, were married this morning at the church' of the Immaculate Conception, in presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Father McGuiness. Michael O'Brien, brother of the groom, was best man, and Miss Katherine Finnegan of New - Britain was maid of honor. The bride was gowned in a beautiful costume of white satin and carried a bouquet of bridal roses. The maid of honor was attired in changeable silk, trimmed with lemon color ribbon, and carried roses. Immediately after the ceremony the part3r were driven to the home of the bride at Edward Heflrin's, Cooke street, where a breakfast was served for a few relatives, after which the young couple left for a wedding tour to New Yo&. On their return Mr and Mrs O'Brien will reside on Bishop street. AMUSEMENTS. Ullie Akerstrom. At Jacques opera house Thursday Miss Akerstrom will commence her annual engagement, presenting new plays, "A Brave Little Woman" and "The Story of a Crime." These have never been played before. She will also produce her new national dance, "La Chromotope." Her company this season has been selected carefully and many . strong singing specialties w ill be introduced. There is only one Ullie. No one else like her, and :is iier plays are always good she should be greeted with full houses. The evening school at the Washington building opened Monday night with forty-nine pupils and the prospect is sood for a large attendance during the winter. A concrete walk is being built around the new addition and workmen are still engaged in getting the tower in shape for the new clock.