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1 m VOL. VIII. NO. 283. WATERBUIIY, CONN.. MONDAY,, NOVEMBER 4, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS Jl u u J y in . FIRE'S FRIGHTFUL WORK FATAL CONFLAGRATION IH A YORK SWEAT SHOP. NEW Tho Rapid Progress of the Flames Ire vented Occupants From Escaping: Manj Disastrous Fires Reported Throughout the Country Several Lives Lost. Next York, Nov. 4. Several lives were lost in the fire yesterday on the second floor of the six story brick building at 7 Pelham street, owned by Weil & Meyer ot 5 Chambers street, and used as a sweat shop. Three charred and almost unrecog nizable bodies were taken from tho ruins, and one man, who jumped to save his life from the flames, was so injured that ho died in Gouverneur hospital, whither he was taken, suffering from a fractured ekull. The dead are: Jacob Shapiro, 35, watchman, having friends at 118 West Nineteenth street, found in the ruins. Isaac Pen sou, 45, of 342 Cherry street, found in the ruins. Unknown man, found in the ruins. Morris TMrschauer, 40, who jumped from a second story window, and died in Gouverneur hospital of a fractured skull. Thp fire originated from some unknown cnuso on the second floor of No. 7 and Bpread with great rapidity through that building and those immediately adjoin ing. Five alarms were sent in, and al though a large number of engines were playing on tho flames for hours nothing could be dono to save the structures them selves, and the bulldirigs numbered 3, 5, 7 and 9 were completely destroyed. The fire caused terror in tho thickly populated neighborhood, and people ran out of their houses into the streets in multitudes to escape tho impending de struction cf their homes, as they feared. The buildings burned wore filled with sweatshops, and several watchmen and oth ers slept there. How many cannot bo told as yet. Two of these were Dirschauer, who died in Gouverneur hospital, and Samuel Ischowitz, janitor of No. 7, who jumped from windows to pave them selves. Ischowitz is still In the hospital, With both logs broken. Removing: tho Charred Bodies. After tho flames had boon extinguished, because there was little more to burn, a search was begun for the dead, for it was believed that many might bo in tho ruins. Tho first body, a totally unrecognizable mass of charred flesh and bones, found in the doorway of No. 7, was so burned that it was at first supposed to have been a Newfoundland dog which was kept about the place, but a doctor from Gouver neur hospital declared It to bo tho remains of a man. A second body was discovered on the third floor of No. 7. This, too, was prac tically unrocognizable, but was identified as that of Jacob Shapiro by relatives. Lat er still another charred form, of immeaso stature, was found. This proved to be the remains of Isaac Penson, who was G feet 4 inches tall in life, and was identified by his 6on, Jacob Penson, of 342 Cherry street. Tho burned buildings were owned by Weil & Meyer and Mcrris Levy, and were tised wholly as sweatshops, each room or set of rooms being leased to differont in dividuals or concerns. Tho loss on each building is estimated at 515,000, while the loss to the different tenants is thought to bo about $500 each, making a total of about $75,000. Several of the buildings in the immedi ate vicinity were somewhat damaged by tho heat of the flames, but the losses in no ca8owere serious. It is said that Levy's shop has taken fire twice within the past two years. - Prairie Fires In Indiana. Whitistg, Ind., Nov. 4. The prairie fires which have been burning south of here for the past two weeks have finally reached the border of this place and are raging on the south edge of the town In the district known as Robertsdalo and about the Sheffield race track. About 2, 000 acres between here and Hammond have been burned. Much of this territory is a kind of peat and is still burning. The firemen are working to prevent the spread of the flames to the city. Fire In a Sole Leather Factory. Randolph, Mass.,. Nov. 4. A largo wooden building on Main street, occupied by Edmund Cottle & Co. as a cut sole leather factory, was destroyed by fire. Tho fire was caused by a defective chim ney and when discovered had spread through tho entire building. A largo amount of stock and valuablo machinery was destroyed. The building was owned by J. W Pratt, and his loss is about 5,000. The loss to the contents is $25,000, partly covered by insurance Burned to Death In a, Dredge. s ' Montreal, Nov. 4. Ex-Chief of Po lice Pago of St. Cuncgonde, a Montreal suburb, and Cyrille Moquina, a Crag street butcher, wero burned to death in a government dredgo in the Laehino canal. Page was watchman on the dredge, and Moquina frequently stopped with him for company. It is believed the fire was start ed by a lamp explosion. When the firemen arrived, both men were discovered burned to a crisp. Both leave largo families. Oak RIdso Sanitarium Earned. Cleveland, Nov. 4. The Oak Ridg Banitarlum at Green Spring, O., a four story brick structure, 100 feet square, was destroyed by fire. The 48 guests, most of whom were invalids, all escaped, many of them having to be carried from the burn ing building. The less will bo in the neighborhood of $40,000, with an insur ance of $10,000. The building was owned by Johnson & Cobb of this city, tho pro prietors. , Attempt to Bern a Children's Home. 1 . m mi ULEVifiinAjii), jnov. 4. xne ponce are puzzled over attempts of incendiaries to de stroy the Speed Home For Infants in this city. The building has been set on fire seven times. Some of the attendants say they saw a man looking from an attic window, but all attempts to discover the nerson who sot tho fires have failed. There are 23 children in the home, and the at tendants arc in a state of panic. ; Mules Perish In a Fire. Wilkesbarre, Pa.. Nov. 4. iA spark from a nlpo which an employee was smok ins set fire to the hay in the mule stable in the Porraneo mlne The, stable is 600 feet below tEie surface. An alarm was sounded, and a large number of miners fought the fire all night. Eighteen mules perished.X and other property to the value of $10,000 was destroyed. An Ontario Village Wiped Oat. Corxwau, Ont.. Nov. 4. Half the vil lage of Lancaster, a short distance from this town, has been wiped out of existence by fire. The loss, including all the princi pal stores, hotels and many private resi dences, amounts to $50,000, with about 10,000 insurance. A Woman Barned to Death. Cleveland, Nov. 4. Mrs. Helen Lang tlorf was burned to death, and her hus band and children barely escaped from the house, which was destroyed, together with another house adjoining. - Walcott XI on ring Mill Bnrned. Mixxeapolts, Nov.. 4. At Faribault tho Walcott flouring mill andsovon dwell ing houses, all owned by M. E. Sheffield, Wero destroyed by fire. Loss, $150,000, insurance, 70,000. Valuable Ram Burned. Wilmington, Del., .Nov. 4. Robert P. Robins' barn on Newport pike was de stroyed by fire. Two cows and one horse perished. Loss, $10,000; fully covered by insurance. An Iowa Town Doomed. Maepualtown, la., Nov. 4. A special from Arcadia, la., says tha town is burn ing and is dcomod, as there is no fire pro tection and a high wind prevails. HOLMES FOUND GUILTY. The Verdict of the Jury Was Murder In the First Degree. Philadelphia, Nov. 4. The verdict 01 the jury in the Holmes case was prompt and not unexpected, though the prosecu tion had not made as strong a case as was anticipated at the opening of the trial. H. H. Holmes was convicted of murder In the first degrots for the killing of Benja min F. PItezel. Tho jury retired from the courtroom f 01 deliberation at 5:10 p. m., and at 8:15 the jurors returned with their verdict. The man who was now about to heai his doom pronounced stood ereot in the dock, the same deathlike pallor, which could grow no deeper, on his face. He stared at the jury blankly, his hands clasped behind his back. Once or twice he moistenod his lips with his tongue. There was no other sign of agitation. Then from the deep voiced court clerk came the awful words: "Jurors, look upon the prisoner. Pris oner, look upon tho jurors. Now, say you gentlemen of the jury, do you find the prisoner at the bar, Herman W. Mud gott, alias H. H. Holmes, guilty of tho murder of Benjamin F. Pitezel or not guilty?" The condemning syllables came prompt ly from the foreman : "Guilty of murder in the first degree." 'Horn'." muttered Hoixut'n, cleanup hia throat, but his shrunken form never trem bled; his Hps betrayed no quiver; his mar velous nerve had not forsaken him. There was only a tighter clasp of the hands fold ed behind him. Then he slowly 6at down, and at the request of counsel the jury was polled that is, each of the 12 men separately lis tened to the clerk's query and responded with the finding. As each name was oalled Holmes wrote it on the margin of a newspaper in his hand, and the fingers holding the pencil never shook! The ver dict was formally received by the court. A motion was made by hi3 attorneys for a new trial. District Attorney Graham did not op pose the motion, and Judge Arnold fixed the ISth of this month for a hearing. AID FOR CUBA. Five Thousand Men Have Joined the Insur- i gents at Matanzas. Tampa, Fla., Nov. 4. Passengers ar riving from Cuba say that fully 5,000 men have joined -tho insurgents from Matanzas province in the last 40 days. About 15 days ago 2o0 insurgents con cealed themselves in a cemetery on the outskirts of Cardenas, attacking 40 pass ing regulars. The insurgents lost two dead, five wounded; Spanish loss, eight killed, 11 wounded. A priest who went to Lacrete camp to hear confossions reports his having found 350 armed and 200 unarmed men in Sagua district. Letters from Maceo say his headquar ters near Santiago are unmolested by ths Spaniards. Ho is on the aggressive. Political Amenity In Kentucky. - Louisville, Nov. 4. A special from Smith's Grove, Ky., says: The Demoorats held a rally at the Shady Grove school house, which was interrupted by oatsid ers. The confusion became so groat that Chairman Hall was compelled to adjourn tho meeting. A general fight ensued, in which Hall was shot In the head and bad ly beaten. He may recover. John M. Hr vey was fatally shot in the bowels; John G. Franklin clubbed to unconsciousness, and others were badly bruised. Politics is said to have been the cause of the at tack. The officers have nob been able as yet to capture any of the men. Train Robbers In Mexico. . Torkeon, Mexico, iOV. 4. One of the most daring train robberies that has over occurred in tho republic of Mexico was committed on the San Pedro branch of the International railroad last week, in which tho Wells Fargo Express company lost $5,000, but through the secrecy of the officials the facts wero suppressed until now. The robbers entered tho car while the messen ter was absent and threw the safe out of tho car door and then made their escape and later rifled it of tho con tents. - J The Earthquake at Sea. Port Townsend, Wash., Nov. 4. The schooner Myra Rupne, from Unalaska, re ports experiencing a severe earthquake at sea Oct. 24. Tho captain was in the rig ging, and the-ssa. was smooth as glass when tho vessel began to shako violently, .every timber croaking, and the sea became greatly agitated. Tho vibrations lasted two minutes. On the following day the schooner passed through a large area of apparently muddv water. Weather Forecast. Warmer, gonorally fair, east to south winds. DEBS' STATEMENT. He Speaks In Reference to the Prospective Great Northern Strike. Woodstock, Ills., Nov. 4. Eugene V. Debs has made the following statement with reference to the threatened strike on the Great Northern railway system: "The policy of the Great Northern com pany In relation to its employees is total ly dishonest and disreputable. For sev eral months a scheme has been in opera tion to disrupt the American Railway union, notwithstanding the solemn pledge of President Hill that no employee should be interfered with on account of his con nection with the organization. The strike of April, 1S94, resulted in an agroement between the company and the union, which was effected May 1, under the aus pices of a board of arbitration composed wholly of merchants and manufacturers, and of which Charles A. Plllsbufy was chairman. "Tremendous reductions, ranging from 10 to 40 per cent, had been made by the company, and those were restored by tho board. From that day to this the compa ny has not lived up to Its agreement one hour. Competent and trustworthy em ployees have been discharged again and again for no other reason than that they belonged to the union. "Whether the employees strike or not will be determined by themselves. I am unable to foretell their deoision. Direct ors Kcleher and Goodwin, .in conjunction with the board of mediation, are on the ground, and I have faith in their judg ment and will approve their course, what ever that may be. According to my ad vices, the Great Northern company has al ready begun the hiring of thugs and ex convicts at various points." Terek Haute, Ind., Nov. 4. Presi dent Debs of the American Railway union will make known in a circular to be sent to the losal unions tomorrow that the board of directors has decided to make an Innovation in the membership of the or der. Commercial telegraphers aro to ba admitted. It is said that there are many commercial telegraphers who want to join the order. Within the past few months the A. R. TJ. has been made a strictly secret organi zation. ' STABBED TO DEATH. An Italian Woman Plunces a Stiletto In the Neck of a Fellow Countryman. Hackensack, N. J., Nov. 4. Joseph Giacario was stabbed to death in a house on Lower South street, dying soon after in tho Hackensack hospital. Roobel Gara tacio, a married woman, who has di3ap peared, Is charged with the murder. Sev eral different accounts of the crime are told by the Italian residents, but all agree that it was the woman's hand that wield ed the knife. Giacario and the aocused woman are said to have lived together for a time. They separated, however, and have had several quarrels since, it i? said. Giacario visited -her house, attd eoon afterward Tie was found dying from a terrible wound in the neck. Meanwhile Mrs. Garatacio and her husband had disappeared from their home. . ' . , End of the Fistic Fiasco. Little Rock, Nov. 4. Excitement over the prize fight question has entirely died out, and things have settled down to a normal condition. Bob Fltzsimmons went to the Union station In - company with a party of . newspaper men to meet the can non ball from Hot Springs, on which Cor bett was expeoted to arrive. A large crowd followed him, probably in anticipation of an impromptu set to, but Corbett was not on the train. Corbett and party left Hot Springs last evening for Memphis. Fltzsimmons' movements are uncertain. All the special correspondents have left, and the town seems deserted. Xovers Fatal Quarrel Charleston, W. Va.f Nov. 4. At tho village of Eagle, Ervin Hoosley and Betfte Shields, who have been lovers, fell out on account of Hoosley's jealousy. She was seen by him on the street with another man tho previous day. ' He demanded an explanation, which was given, but which did not suit him. He fired at her, the bul let cutting her neck slightly. Bettie used her pistol freely in the street duel that en sued, shooting three times, and each bul let took effect. Hoosley is dying, and Miss Shields is under arrest. Captatn Hoaly Injured Port Tow3Tsend, Wash.,. Nov. 4. New has reached here that Oftptaln Healy of the United States revenue cutter Bear met with what may prove a fatal accident at Unalaska. Ho fell from the wharf a distance of 15 feet into the water, his back striking a floating log. r For several dayd he was in a precarious condition and is not yet out of danger. Forger Ward Arrested. Memphis, Nov. 4. The state depart ment is in recoipt of a cablegram from United States Minister P. M. B. Young at Tegucigalpa! Honduras, announcing the arrest In that city of A. K. Ward, alias A. W. Kenneth, the Memphis forger and embezzler, who fled with over 300,000. Ward will be held for attraction p&iC" Six Indictments Against Iowis, Daytom, O., Nov. 4. Among the dictments by the grand jury are 65 re turned against Zachary T. Lewis, the bond forger, charging forgery of bonds negotiated with banks here. The forged bonds purport to be good paper issued by Butler, Adams and Miami counties and by the board of education of Tippecanoe. Accidentally Suffocated by Gas. New York, Nov. 4. Pierre Lannabras, 40 years old, a French cook, was found dead in his bed at 7S1 Sixth avenue, hav ing been suffocatod by illuminating gas, which flowed from a burner in his room. There is little doubt that death was pure ly accidental. m 1 ' 1 i i i i i i Suicide In His Sweetheart' Home. New York, Nov. 4. August Weeks, a clerk, 23 years old, whose home Is in St. Mark's place, Brooklyn, committed sui cide at 78 We3t One Hundred and Thirty first street, whero he was visiting a young lady. Ho shot himself in the head with a revolver. - A Very Fast Mile. Louisville, Nov. 4. Arthur Gardner of Chicago rode a mile, flying start, paced, at Fountain Ferry in 1:45 1-5, one second unde; the Class B record. . THE PERILS OF THE RAIL DISASTROUS SMASHUP ON THE BAL- TIM0RE &. OHIO ROAD. The Cincinnati express Plunges Down a Steep Embankment With Cars of Hu man Freight Breaking of a Flange tht Cause of the Accident. Wheeling, Nov. 4. The worst railroad wreck in the immediate vicinity of Wheel ing for many years occurred yesterday at Elm Grove, five miles east on the Pitts burg division of the Baltimore and Ohio j road. The Pittsburg-Cincinnati express, i commonly known as the cannon ball, j jumped the track on a bridge over Wheel ing . creek, owing to a broken flange on a wheel of the smoking car. Tho engine, tender and baggago car kept the track, whiie the mail car, smoker and Pullman parlor car went over a bank about 16 feet high. Tho day coach turned completely over, and tho other two lay on their sides. The cars were completely demolished, seeming to If ave been thrown some dis tance through the air. So far only two deaths have oocurred. A woman, thought to be Mrs. Miranda Hare of Kittanning, Pa., but not positive ly identified, owing to the way she wa9 disfigured, jumped from the car and was instantly killed. The 8-months-old baby of Lawrence Bartley of Pittsburg was sit ting on its father's lap when the accident occurred. It was so badly Injured that it died in a few minutes, while neither the father nor mother was hurt. They wero coming to Wheeling to attend the funeral of a relative. The exact number of injured is hard to get reliably. Nine were taken to the City hospital and three to the Wheeling hospital, while a number are at houses near tho scene of the accident. Ten or a dozen surgeons and the wrecking crew were summoned at once. Not less than 10,000 people visited the scene of the wreck, tho Wheeling and Elm Grove rail road running special excursion trains, all crowded. Of those who were hurt several will die. list of the Injured. The injured, so far as they can be learn ed, are: - Ella Vanco, Wheeling, spine probably broken ; may die. C. J. Garvey, oil operator,- Marietta, O., head crushed and baok wrenched; will probably die. W. N. Rose, Chicago, commercial trav eler, right arm broken. Michael J. Mahoney, McKeesport, Pa., face cut and mashed. Mrs. J. Mahoney, face cut and hip hurt. E. W. Gilbert, Sharpsburg, Pa., thigh broken and hgad cut badly. J. N. Couchenow Bellefield, Pittsburg, left elbow broken. William Riohardson, Sharpsburg, Pa., back and head ont and bruised. ' Jam'a W, "Ftiftv, Pearor Falls, Pa.. right fooi; broken and face and back cut. W. J. Chapman, West Bridgewater, Pa., right leg and hand broken. Charles Harkins, Altoona, Pa.r right temple and scalp cut. . P. R. Rahm, Philadelphia, badly cut and bruised; George Perkins, conductor Pullman car, head out, hip bruised. George Crouse, Alleghany, soalp wounds. Mrs. George Crouse, knee dislocated. Mrs. Dr A. F. Stifel, Pittsburg, slight ly hurt. Jacob Zulauf, Pittsburg, left arm dis located. Albert Gause, Pittsburg, leg cut and bruised. Richard Gause, Pittsburg, both legs badly bruised. , Mrs. Watts. Wheeling, elbow dislocated. Louis Schukert, Pittsburg, head cut and bruised; badly hurt. Professor J. M. Frasher, principal Wheel ing Business college, head and breast cut and bruised. W. C." Hawley, Alleghany, face and nose crushed and arm cut. Mrs. Dixon, Pittsburg, badly cut and back wronohed. Maud Vance, internal injuries and se vere cuts. Mrs. Malone, Alleghany, head out and hurt internally. J. D. Stanton, mail agent, chest, shoul der and leg cut and bruised. Mrs. Lejune, Alleghany, forehead crushed. Perry Parker, colored, porter Pullman car, Cincinnati, cut on, face. Mrs. Clarke, Alleghany, shoulder dislo cated. Mrs. Starr, daughter and granddaugh ter, painfully cut ; able to go home to Al leghany. M. Dixon and wife, Pittsburg, painful ly cut. John Renscher, Pittsburg, head a?d neck cut. C. M. Kiskaddon, Columbia, Pa., head bruised. Anthony McTighe, ' Pittsburg, left leg badly cut. These names probably do not cover more than half those who were more or less hurt, but able to get away. They scat tered almost at onoe and cannot all be found. Many of those seriously hurt were ble to leave for home. Wreck In Texas. Dallas, Nov. 4. News is received in this city of the wreck of the north bound passenger train on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad about four miles north of Waxahaehie. Mr. H. E. Smith of this city, who was a passenger on tho wrecked train, gives an account of the accident: "Owing, I suppose, to a spread rail, the ongine and four cars were derailed. There Immediately arose a cry of distress, min gled with moans, indicating that many of the passengers had been hurt. The engi neer, Mike Murphy, was killed, and in all 22 people were injured, 13 of them more or less seriously. Five coaches were derail ed, and t wo turned completely over. Sher iff Tom Bell of Hill county had his shoul derdi slocated." A Tragedy Caused by Drink. Lowell, Mass., Nov. 4. Mrs. Henry Sullivan was found dead at her home, and her husband and two women who were In the house aro under arrest pending an in vestigation. The police went to Sullivan's house to quell a disturbance and found Mrs. Sullivan's body lying on the floor. Sullivan and the two women present had been drinking and claimed they did not know the woman was dead, P THE SULTAN FRIGHTENED It Is Bald That lie Has Asked the Brttlsl Fleet to Protect Him There Is Intense Excitement Throughout Armenia. Asia Minor ant Washington, Nov. 4. The Turkish le gation here has received the following telegram from the sublime porte: The vali of Diarbekir telegraphs that the Armenians attacked the mosques oi the chief town of the province during tht prayer hours of the Mussulmans. The Ar menians haying fired a few shots an af fray took pla'ce, and a certain number oi men on both sides were killed or wound ed. At that very moment a suspioious Art broke out at the bazaar, but the authori ties prevented it spreading. The governor general of Marash tele graphs that Lieutenant Hassan, at a point between 'Konksonn and Marash, was rob bed and murdered in an atrocious man ner, together with his - wife and young children, by Armenians of Zeitoun. Thret hundred of the latter attacked the Mus sulman village of Gonchorke and took away considerable cattle and provisions. Tho vali of Erzeroum telegraphs that some Kurdish chiefs near Kighi were on the point of molesting some. Armenians, but that Turkish soldiers, who had been sent to the spot, prevented any possible aisoruer. American Missionaries In Peril Constantinople, Nov. 4. The Ameri can missionaries at Bitlis have complain ed that they are in imminent danger, and A. W. Terrell, the American minister, and the Hon. M. H. Herbert, the British charge d'affaires, will again demand that the porte protect them from attaok by the Moslems. Disturbances are reported at Bylanik, Kharput, Urfa, Sivas and Diarbekir. The members of the commission ap pointed to control the reforms in Armenia have announced that Chefik Effendl will be the president of the commission. The Armenians of Anatolia are prepar ing to send . delegates to M. Nelldoff, the Russian embassador to Turkey, to im plore him to request the czar to protect them and temporarily occupy Armenia. Klamil Pasha, the grand vizier, has telegraphed to the vails of the different provinces, instructing . them to use their utmost endeavors to calm the excitement and agitation among the Mussulmans. The Armenian patriarch of Constanti nople has sent a circular letter to the bish ops in Asia Minor requesting them to ex hort the Armenians to await the execu tion of the reforms that the porte has promised. It is feared that the excitement is too great for either side to pay any heed to the appeals for the preservation of or der, The Frightened Sultan London, Nov. 4. A dispatch to the Central News from Athens says it is ru mored from Smyrna and Mitylene, Asia Minor, that the sultan of Turkey has re quested ne pvoteation of the British Seat, owing to the threatening condition of af fairs in Constantinople. No confirmation of this dispatch can be had. The Standard publishes a dispatch from Constantinople, saying that careful in quiries by. the embassies have elicited proof that the risings in Anatolia were part of the Hintohak, or revolutionary, programme. Doubtless the movement was fostered by foreign gold. The Armenian committees in the prln clpal towns of the empire have no idea of accepting the reforms. Troubles have al ready occurred in five of the six provinces named in the sohemo of reform. An Embassador Summoned Home Berlin, Nov. 4. The sultan has sum moned Ahmed Tewflk Pasha, the Turk ish embassador to Germany, to return to Constantinople. Immediately upon the reoeipt of the summons tho embassador started for tho Turkish capital. . President Hill on the Strike. ST. PAUL, jNov. 4. President Ilill and General Manager Warron say that they had no reports indicating trouble of any sort among the employees along the line of the Great Northern railroad. They repeat their statements that the employees of the road have made no complaints and have sent assurances that complaints made in their name are at this time unauthorized. Race War In Tennessee Nashville, Nov. 4. In the outskirts of Clarksvllle a mob of negroes attacked four white men, and a general fight oc curred. Henry Baker, white, about 60 years old, was stabbed twice, dying in stantly. One other white man was stab bed and badly injured. Two negroes were also hurt. Three negroes are in jail charg ed with the murder. The Shorter Campaign Cleveland, Nov. 4. Chairmen Cartel and Harrity of the Republican and D-emo-cratio national committees rospeotlvoly have responded to the appeal of the Cleve land chamber of commerce in favor of a short presidential campaign next year, both saying they would present the mat ter to their committees. A Iady Record Breaker. Minneapolis, Nov. 4. Augusta Han son of this city, in a 24 hour bioycle ride, made 375 miles, the best previous record being 867 miles, held by Hueblin. Other records broken were the Amerioan track, 353 miles, and American boulevard rec ord, 340 miles. Diphtheria Serum Results. Berlin, Nov. 4. The officially collated results of the U3e of Professor Behring's serum for diphtheria show that out of 6,626 cases, of which 35 per cent vere serious, ' 86 per cent were cured. In tho Munich hospital the deaths were only 7 per cent. Ministers Will Resign. Lima, Peru, via Galveston, Nov. 4. The Tanca and Arioa question has be come very muoh complicated, and it is re ported that the Peruvian ministers to Bo livia and Chile will retire if those govern ments have 6lgned the Bolivian-Chilean rpaty. Schooner Stranded on the Jersey Coast Washington, Nov. 4. Superintendent Kimbal of the lifo saving service was in formed from Atlantic City that the 50hooner E. C. F. Young of Baltimore, with a crew of five men. light, stranded one-eighth of a mile north of the Ufa eav- ins station, fhe crew wajs saved. GUY COURT GASES. A BOY FINED $50 AND COSTS FOR SLAPPING A GIRL. Remarkable Punishment Inflicted Ppon a 15-Year-Old Tad by Judge Cowell Michael O'Neill Severely Punished for Reckless Driving. The prisoners' box was full this morn ing and several victims were outside of the rail'insr. Judre Cowell inflected some severe penalties. A bov of 15 will do almot as much time in jail for slapping a little girl as Edward Tajme vrill for shooting Patrick Mooney. .ionn J5iaue, ageti lo. was charared with assault on Tillie Guniper. asred 11. A quarrel between the parents of the children was the indirect cause of the jssault. The Blades live in Gumper's house. They have been noticed out for non-payment of rent. This provoked quarrels. Saturday some of the bumpers threw several pails of water down on vounjr Blade. He went im pairs' to remonstrate and slapped the Sirl, so she said, several times in the face. The boy said he only slapped her once. Mrs buniner cauirht him and held him. 3Irs Blade caught Mrs Gumper and Mr Blade and 31r Gumper played catch as catch can with each other. Out of the whole melee the boy was arrested. Judge Cowell said a big bully of a boy who would strike a little x deserved punishment. He fined hini ftr.rt niii etc ...... v-r?kO. Michael O'Neill drove like mad up South Main street yesterday. - He turned into East Main anil drove out as far as Cole street. Here he turned,drove down. East Main street, turned up North Main and into Abbott avenue, where he just escaped running over. Charles Norton with a baby carriage. Officer Byrnes was on his trail. O'Neill drove through Phoenix avenue, turned again up East 3 Fain and once more turned back at Colo street. Otitccr Byrues stood in the mid dle of the street waiting for him and stopped the horse by seizing the bridle. Attorney Kennedy appeared for him and said that O'Neill had not touched liquor for over a year. Yesterday he bought some alcohol tor ue ou his horse, and he drank it him self and became raving crazy. Judge Cowell said: I know O'Neill is a good' man when not in liquor. "I thought a vera ago when he ran over an old man who died from his injuries, that he was thoroughly frightened, but here is again 'letting drunk and scaring everybody.' lie imposed a fine of 20 and costs for drunkenness and $23 and costs for fast driving. O'Neill paid the drunk fine and .appealed the other. Thomas Murray was drunk Saturday uight and was acting suspicously in front of Biether's meat market in Center square." Officer Moore was watch iug him and saw him take i chicken from the hook. The officer arrested him. Proprietor Kiether also discovered that four wood cock were missing. It was found that Murray had tried to sell them earlier in rite evening to M. F. Connolly for SI. Murray pleaded guilty and said he did not know what lie was doing. He was j;iven $7 and costs and $20 and costs. Thomas 31. Kennedy was singing boisterously in a doorway on South Main street Saturday night, when Officer Henley told him to desist. He told the officer to go to a ver y warm place and i lie officer took him in. Kennedy is a .'lean looking chap, and said he came from New Haven one month ago. .He was drunk and did not intend to insult the officer. He was fined 3 and costs xud $5 which he paid. Thomas Burns was fined 5 and costs and Frank Cregan 1 and costs for drunkenness. Daniel Murphy, charged, with drunkenness, and being a common drunkard was fined 5 and costs. George Brown, a representative of the American Bill Board company, was told to find New Haven at the earliest pos sible time. NARROW ESCAPE. John Hurley's Team Crushed by a South Main Street Trolley Car. John Hurley, the Union street liquor dealer, came near being crushed to death bv a trollev car at Piatt's Mills about 7 :30 o'clock last night. Mr Hurley, ac companied by a friend, was driving to Naugatuek and when about to cross the trolley line, just where the Tlatt's Mills company are rebuilding the factory, a trolley car in charge of Motorman Hol leran, bound for Waterbury, came along. Mr Hurley did not have time to cross, the track and there was not room enough to avoid a collision at the side he was driving, and before the nr could be brought to a standstill, the running board struck the carriage ind the whole rig, occupants and all, was w edged in between the car. and a pile of timber. The wagon was badly wrecked and the horse seriously injured. Mr Hurley and the other gentleman sverc wedged into the carriage and in the scramble for life Hurley lost some of the flesh of his right hand and was other wise severely shaken up, but not serious-, v injured. A reporter interviewed Mr Hurley and found him still unnerved from the shock. ila said there was nothing for him to do nit stand where he was when he saw he approaching car. If . he had at .empted to reach the opposite side, said, there is not a shadow of doubt hat he would have been killed and the .umber on the side he was driving on re vented him from pulling out of tho vav. He does not want any law over ho accident, but will ask the company o repair the carriage, which did not be ong to himself. The horse, which was lis own, was seriously injured. Suicide at Watertown. Watsetown, N. Y., Nov. 4. Ernest Price, aged 40, oommitted suicide by tak ing poison. This is the second case of sul fide within 24 hours. The store where the poiscn was purchased cannot be ascertain 3d. The district attorney will investigate. Killed by a Sentry. Koxigsbero, Germany, Nov. 4. A par jy of civilians insulted and stoned a sen ary at the Pioneer barraoks. The sentry hereupon fired upon and killed one and :everely wounded another of the party.