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TOL. VIII. ya299. WATERBURYpyy., FRIDAyTOVEMBER 22, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS CLEVELAND'S MESSAGE. THE DOCUMENT MAY TREAT SOLELY. ON FINANCE. ' ( t Is Intimated That the Message Will Be j a Short One A Fosslble Repetition In 1895 of His Political Surprise of 1SS7. j Finance Instead of Tariff. Washigtox, Nov. 23. President Cleve land may surprise the country a week from next Monday by a short annual mes sage, devoted to a single topic finance. If ho does, it will be like the famous message of 1SS7. The president had notdeoided upon this course finally when he returned from New ' York a week ago, but he is still consider ing It, and he has eaid to one of the Im portant bureau chiefs that the routine re ports and recommendations, which are the usual burden of presidents' addresses, might be omitted altogether from the forthcoming message The president ex plained that detailed information of tho operations of all departments was desired and might be incorporated in the annual message. He intimated that he was al ready at work upon such a communica tion, but that he waa gravely considering the expediency of excluding all topics but one and making the message very short. If the president determines upon this policy, no one need be in doubt as to the exclusive subject that will be discussed. It will bo an appeal for legislation that will remove the treasury from tho embar rassing influences of a fluctuating demand on its gold an appeal for the single gold standr.rd and for the withdrawal of green backs from circulation. The Necessity of Issuing: Bond. Mr. Cleveland has felt that the flcaa oial conditions, in view of the recurring necessity of issuing bonds to maintain the parity of all currency, would justify him in putting aside for the present all other questions. Mr. Cleveland has had it in mind since the last Democratic congress refused ab solutely either to accept Secretary Car lisle's suggestions for a revision of the currency or to enact any substitute legis lation. The president, moreover, believes that the Republicans, in the interest of har mony a year henoe, will attempt to evade the issue and will insist that relief can bo simply effected by reapplying the protec tion prinoiple and raising the tariff rates. Mr. Cleveland has folt that the issue be tween the two parties should be made clear and plain, and, in the language of Secretary Carlisle, "not obscured hv am biguous phrases," and this can be forced only by making the financial question the overshadowing issue from now on. Mr. Cleveland's famous message against monopoly made tariffs was extremaly short, and it was sent to congress in De cember, before the presidential campaign of 1868. The time is asrain ocDortnne. his friends say, for another message, which f a Republican congress will probably not ; heed and which may make an issue against i mo A,epui cicans ior iytj. Turkish Outlook More Hopeful. New York, Nov. 22. A Vienna dis patch to The Herald says: A conference which has taken place between Sir Philip Currie, England's embassador to Turkey, and Count Goluchowski, Austrian minis ter for foreign affairs, and General Nigra, Italian embassador at the Austrian court, has tended grsatly to increase the opti mistic feeling here. The alarming reports published by The Kreuzzeitung on te subject of a Russian intrigue to detach Germany from the triple alliance meets With no credence. A feeling of sympathy with the sultan is again beginning to show itself, and tho crisis, outwardly at least, is becoming less acute. Debs LeaTes Woodstock Jail. Woodstock, Ills., Nov. 22. Eugene V. Dobs, president of the American Railway union, who was sentenced to six mouths' imprisonment for violation of tho inter state commerce law, was released from the Woodstock jail. Yesterday he was en gaged on the speech which he will deliver today at the reception to be tendered him by tho trade3 unionists of Chicago. The theme is "Liberty." Ho will discuss the American principles cf government, tak ing the ground that judicial proceedings tend to subvert the constitutional rights of citizens. Lost In tho Woods. Exeter, N. H., -.Nov. 22. Moses P. Hardy, Jr., son of the Chicago journalist, and William O'Doherty of Marblehead, students at Phillips' academy, were lost in the woods. Searching parties of stu dents failed to find the boys, who later" made their way to the college much ex hausted from their exposure. Unsuccessful Burglar Caught. Auburx, N. Y., Nov. 22. A burglar giving tho name of William Johnson, aged 42, was captured after having en tered the postofnee at Savannah. He did not have time to commit any act after en tering. A cold chisel and a bunch of koys were found ia his possession. State Truant Officers' Association. Holyoke, Mass., Nov. 22. Truant Officer Doyle, promoter of the scheme to form a state truant cfilcers' association, has called a meeting to bo held at Worces ter on Nov. 30. It is said that 25 truant officers will bo present, and that an organ ization will be effected. Princeton's Debaters. Prixcetost, N. . J., Nov. 22. At tho preliminary contest to select speakers for the Yale-Princeton debate tho following men were chosen to represent Princeton: R. 13. Perry of New York city, R. o. Kirkwood of Yonkcrs and Ed A. Hamil ton of New York city. A Victim of Tyromania. Boston, Nov. 22. Mrs. Maud Munden ef Montreal, who carao to Sonicrvillo, Mass., five months ago and was recontly arrested for making 11 attempts to set fire to her tenement, was committed to the Worcester Insane asylum as a victim of yyrataaBia; Minister Peak Selects a Secretary. Kansas City, Nov. 22. John I. Peak, the newly appointed minister to Switzer land, has, according to a local paper, prac tically decided to make William R. Here ford, ya New York newspaper man, for merly of Kansas City, his private secre tary. , Blf a Million Dollar Conflagration In tho Western Metropolis. Chicago, Nov. 22. Fire broke out on the sixth floor of the Excelsior block, at 175 Canal street, occupied by Emerlch & o.. feather renovators. Two hundred girls and 50 men and boys were employed in the building, but are I believed to have escaped alive. Within ten minutes all the upper floors of the big Ftructure woo ablaze, and the flames spread rapidly. i Five minutes later tho fire ate ita war ! through the fire wall into the eight story building occupied by the Epworth Piano ! company and the fehober & Carqueville Lithographing company. Tho flro then spread to the building north, 171 Canal street. This buildiner was ocennied br the t-inson gas nxture works, the Russell Piano company, Chambers Brick Ma chinery company and a number of other ooncerns. The flames then shot across the alley toward Clinton street and Icnited tho eight story building at 166 to 174 Clinton street belongiug to Warren Springer. It was occupied by tho Cleveland Varnish company, Lynn Shoe and Slipper compa ny, Sohwab Bros.' Shoe company, Tupper Sc Robinson, bookbinders and printers, and a number of other firms. Part of the roof and north wall of the Excelsior building fell on the roof of the Heusner Bakery company's building, at 165-167 Canal street, causing considerable damage. Firemen who were working on the street near the latter structure, nar rowly escaped being injured by falling debris. The Heusner bakery building, a four story structure, was next reached by the flames. The firemen abandoned the Ex celsior building and endeavored to save the Springer building. A gasoline tank in the Heusner building exploded, blow ing the building to pieces. No one was hurt. The total loss is placed at $620,000. An approximate list of the losses is: Excelsior building, seven story brick, corner Canal and Jackson streets, owned by Warren Springer, total loss, $150,000; Shober & Carqueville Lithographing com pany, 125,000; Charles Emerioh & Co., feathers, $100,000; Georgo E. Lloyd & Co., bicycles and stereotyping, $50,000; Schnadig Bros. & Co., shoes, $20,000; S. E. Puffer & Co., felt hats, 10,000; Strauss, Eisedrath & Drom, ladies' waists, $40, 000; several smaller concerns lost an ag gregate of 15.000; eigSt story brick building, 171 and 173 South Canal street, owned by Warren Springer," total loss, $75,000; A. J. Horbst &; Co., - type, car toons and ribbons, $20,000. An aggregate loss of $18,000 wa3 sustained by the small er conoerns in this building. BOARD OF REGENTS,' , Action of the Governing Body of the New York State Schools, Albany, Nov. 22. At the meeting of tho regents tho following action was taken: Charters are granted to "MacKenzie col lege, San Paulo, Brazil ; standard unreg istered charters to Engineers' Society of Western New York, Buffalo; National School of Electricity, Nw York; Univer sity Preparatory school, Ithaca; academic charter to Hudson River institute, Clave rack; junior academio charters to Augus tinian institute, Carthage, and St. John's Academic school, Green bu6h. Junior cer tificates of admission to the following un ion schools: Alexandria Bay, Black River, Caledonia, Cleveland, Colton, Corning, Dolgeville, Eaton, Essex, Far Rockaway, Fort Ann, Greenwood, Lake Placid, Mad rid, Ontario, Oyster Bay, Penfield, Pom pey, Ricbburg, Rockaway Beach, Whites ville and Wellsboro. Middle certificata was granted to Cape Vincent Union school ; high school certifi cates to union schools at Dundee, Gil bertsville and Mexico; absolute charters to Angelica Library association, Fulton Public library, Haverstraw Kings Daugh ters' Public library, Herkimer Free libra ry, Penn Yan Public library; provisional charters to Fairport Public library, Free port Public library, Ponckhockie Public library, Port Washington Free library, Van Etten Public library, Vernon Publio library; certificate of admission to Pleas antville Library association. On Trial For Train Wrecking. Liscolx, Neb., Nov. 22. Startling de velopments were made in the trial of Washington Davis, the negro charged with wrecking the Rock Island passenger train last year and killing 15 people. Ed Craig head, a new witness, said Davis confessed the crime to him. Ho had asked Craig head to help him remove a rail and then flag tho express and get a reward. He re fused. Davis later told him he removed the rail, but the train was wrecked before it could be flagged. Died From Yellow Fever. HAVANA, Nov. 22. The British schoon er Bonifoim, which sailed from Canning, . uct. iu, ana reached this port Oct. 31, proceeding to Kingston, has just re turned to the port of Havana. Captain Potter, the commander of the schooner, who was attacked with yellow fever, died after the arrival of the schooner from Kingston. Fraud Order Against Lorrimer & Co. Washington, Nov. 22. Tho postoffice department has issued a fraud order against Lorrimer fc qp. of Baltimore on the ground of using the mails for obtain ing money under false pretenses. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. The Lycoming hotel at Williamsport, Pa., caught fli,4b and was completely gutted. Rothschild Bros., Chicago, dealers in dry goods, made an assignment, with li abilities of $40,000; assets, $75,000. Senhor Augusto do Zeguiera Thedim, Portuguese minister to the United States, died in Washington of congestion of the lungs. . Tho large barns of M. O. Barnes and , Martin Bonharn, near Batavia, N.' Y., were burned, with their contents. Loss, 60,000. Sir Henry Ponsonby, formerly private secretary to Queen Victoria and keeper of the privy purse, died of paralysis at Cowes, Isle of Wight. Jchn Dillon, the well known Irish lead er and anti-Parnollite -member of parlia ment for East Mayo," was married in Lon don to Miss Muthew, daughter of Justice Mathew. SON FREE; FATHER . DEAD DAVID HANNIGAN ACQUITTED OF THE CHARGE Of MURDER. Jury Finds the Slayer of Solomon Mann Guiltless of Murder on the Ground of Insanity Strange Combination of Glad ness and Sorrow. New York, Nov. 23. Shortly before midnight David Hannigan, charged with the killing of Solomon Mann, the betrayer of his sister, was acquitted of murder. About the same time his aged father, Wil liam Hannigan, died at his home on Fifty-sixth street. Only one short quarter of an hour suffi ficed for it all. In those few minutes David Hannigan was acquitted of the murder of his sister's betrayer, but his poor old fCther, whose only wish was to retain consciousness until the news of his boy's release could reach him, had died. The verdict was the realization of the son's hope; of the father's prayer. There was gladness in the courtroom. Thero was sadness in tho home. The shadow of a death form grief clouded the sunshine that acquittal had brought. One life had been saved; one other had been claimed in the most mournful tragedy of the year. .Up in that 6ad home on Fifty-sixth street there were, at 11 o'clock last night, the father, who was dying, conscious, but unable to speak, his dim eyes always rest ing on the door, watching and waiting for news from Dave, on trial for his life. The mother, almost blind and broken hearted, dared. not leave the bedside of the old man, though the boy who had avenged Loretta's shame was in extremes.. peril. Her other daughters were there. tearful and anxious. Down in the courtroom, worn with fa tigueand excitement, sat the son. The jury were out, with his life in their keep ing. To them was left the choice of re turning it to him or of sacrificing it to the law. His frail little wife sat near him, pallid and trembling. His brother, Jack Hanuican. sat beside him. Jack knp.w b could not aid the father. His assistance might be needed by his brother. He would stay where he was needed most. Justice might save one life. Science had failed to save the other. Pathetic Scenes In the Courtroom. It was 11 o'clock when the iurv agreed upon its verdict and sent word to Justice Ingraham. At the same moment, a. nine senger from the Hannigan household came 1 . 1 "J a m . . . ... Dreamless ro me criminal court buiiGlns to call tne members of the family to old Mr. Hannigan's bedside, who had begun to sink rapidly half an hour before, and tho physicians said that his life was only a question cf minutes. The nrisoner's wif sisters and brother, huddled in : a corner of tho corridor, broke into a fresh storm of grief at the news, and their Dernlexitv was pitiful. They had to star to learn David's fata. and they had to say the last eoodbv. At last they decided that the two sisters 6bould go where the angel of death was nearest, while the wife and brother shonld stay with him, whose life hung in the balance. Just as tho two weening women left tha building Justice Innraham arivd. nnd the word that the verdict, more anxiously waited for than any other in the city's history of tragedies, was to be announced spread with electrie quickness. It was 11:25 when, in a heart leaning k11 the jurymen filed in and took their niara As they entered the box the prisoner, with the first sign of emotion he had evinced in the long trial, rose from his seat, and bending over the tinv little. Wnman that: had so faithfully kept beside him kissed ner tenaeriy. The clerk called the roll. but before ho could nut the crucial nr.es. tion the justice interrupted jn his harsh ana high pitched voioe: "Let there be no demonstration of any kind. Anv one r offending will be arrested and severely punished." Hannigan Declared Not Guilty. "Gentlemen of the iurv." said tha clerk, "have you arrived at a verdict?" "We have," said the foreman clearly. "What say you, guilty or not guilty?" Even if the foremn had whisnmrl Ma ..... ",r v - answer it could have been heard in every corner of the great room. "Not guilty, on the ground of insanity," said he. From Mrs. Hannigan's lips came a most pathetic little half cry, half sob of joy, and in the rear of the room the jus tice's admonition was forgotten in a storm of applause. Like lightning the news went to the corridors, where cheer after cheer went up, that all the police on duty could not stop. Hannigan's brother broke down utter ly but the acquitted man stood like a statue until his wife's hysterical sobbing reacnea mm. Then he broke down, too, and as they wept in each other's arras there were few whose eyes were not filled up in sympathy. Jack Hannigan recover ed himself first, and taking Mrs. David Hannigan with him set out for home, in the hope of finding the father still alive. A motion was made for the release of tho prisoner, but was denied by Justice Ingraham, who said: "I would not be justified in releasing him without some one to care for him. I would almost be guilty of manslaughter myself if I should discharge him. I think it best for himself and his family and all concerned that he should be taken care of properly somewhere until he recovers from the excitement incident to the trial and what may follow." David was, however, permitted to visit his home in the custody of two deputy sheriffs. The Nez Ferce Lands. LEwiSTOy, Ida., Nov. 22. It is report ed that a real estats agent of this city named nughss has been shot and killed in the Nez Perce reservation. A dispute over a claim led to the killing. Ranchers aro filing in as rapidly as the land office can accommodate them. The principal town site is about 40 miles from here, and thus far is the only one which seems t be of any importance. V A Dishonest Election Clerk. Kansas City, Nov. 22. Wallace G. Miller, clerk for Justice of the Peace Owen W. Kruegsr, has been found guilty in the criminal court at Independence of having committed fraud while officiating as judge of eleotion in 1894. The jury fixed Miller's punishment at two years in the .penitentiary, "-"" . . . . STRIKERS CONFIDENT. Honsesmlths Expect to Win In Their Battle With the Builders. .csew xork, Not. 22. The attitude of .T. B. & J. M. Cornell and Milik on Tlrro in refusing to arbitrate has had the effect 1 M. ' .... uj. iniusing a new spirit into the leaders of the United Housesmiths and Bridge men's union strike, started five days ago. There is no cessation of hostilities In the camp of the strikers, and every avail able effort Is employed to prevent nonun ion men from taking the places of the strikers on the buildings deserted by the employees of Mr. Cornell and Milliken iiros. , President Lary, chairman of the execu tive board of the Housesmiths union, says that everything in connection with the strike was progressing in a manner satisfactory to the strikers. Already 200 of them have procured employment with urms not m actuation with the Iron league, whose sympathy has been extend ed to the strikers. It is expected that iuny l.uoo will nnd employment before the end of the week. Assurances have boen received from the unions in Pittsburg, Philadelphia and other neighboring cities that every assist ance will be rendered the men now on strike in this city. The funds of the union were never Jn better condition, it is said, than they are at this time, and men who will be un able to prooure employment will receive a weekly stipend, contributed partly from the earnings of the men who in the mean time havo gone to work to enable them to hold out. President Lary said it was not intended that there should be anv Brmna-rhetin strikes, as the number of men who had already laid down their tools was suffi cient evidence of tho justification of the strikers in the stand they had taken. Both sides are firm, and there is no prospect of a compromise. LOTTERIES AND THE MAIL. Postmaster General Wilson Issues an Order Relative to Fraudulent Matter. Boston, Nov. 22. Postmaster Coveney of thi3 city received notice of ax order is sued by Postmaster General Wilson, which is thought will be fatal to the interests of lotteries doing business through the Unit ed States mails. The orderglves instructions forbidding postmasters to pay any postal money or ders drawr to tha order of any of the promoters of lotteries and to notify the re mitter of any such poBtal money order that payment has been forbidden, and that the amount thereof will be returned upon the presentation of a duplicate mon ey order applied for and obtained under the regulations of tho department. Where there ia nothing to indicate who are the senders of letters not registered or other matter postmasters are directed to send. such letters nnd matter to the dead letter olaco marked "fraudulent," to be disposed of as other dead matter under tho laws and regulations. FIRE AT DANDURY. The Hawley Clock Destroyed at a Logs of 8100,000. Dakbury, Conn.j Nov. 22. Hawley's block on Mainland Keelers streets was destroyed by fire, the fire starting in Co burn's millinery establishment on the street floor. So rapidly (lid the flames sproad to the adjoining stores and tho ten ements overhead that the tenants had lit tle warning, resulting in two very narrow escapes from death. Among the firms burned out are the Hawley pharmacy, Vroom's grocery, Good's market, Mazenbacker'a barber shop, Duane's plumbing establishment, Ulkeman's saloon and the Coburn milli- nery establishment, at ?100,000. The loss is estimated Tramp Shot by an Officer. Philadelphia, Nov. 22. A negro sup posed to be Moses Sheeny, 28 years old, of Chicago, was shot and instantly killed by Special Officers Whelen and Brown of the Reading railroad. Sheeny was one of a gang of vagabonds who had interfered with railroad laborers in tha nutlvlnc son. tion of the city. When the officers appear ed to stop the nuisance, the tramps set upon them with 6tones, and in self de fense the shot was fired. Sheeny, who led tne gang, was snot through the heart lhe olhccrs surrendered themselves. It is said that Sheeny mado his way from Chicago recently on freight cars. A Kailroad Ramor Denied. St. Louis, Nov. 22. S. H. H. Clark, president and managing receiver of the Union Pacific, stopped here on his way to New York to attend a meeting of the re ceivers. He said that, in his opinion, there is ' no ground for the report that a wealthy eastern syndicate, headed by the Goulds, Sage and the Vanderbilts, is plan .ning tsecure control of the road and take it 'out of the hands of the receivers. The road will never be able to pay tha in terest on its debt and its operating ex penses, and therefore shrewd financiers are not anxious to buy it at present. Railroad Tie Up Threatened. Bradford, Pa., Nov. 22. The discon tent among the employees of the Western New York and Pennsylvania system does not abate, and it is known that secret meetings have been held to consider the advisability of a general strike. The em ployees feel that the 10 per cent rednotion should be restored. It is more than prob able that a general tie up will be inaugu rated' on the whole system if their de mands aro not granted. The Schooner Nevada Wrecked. G reexport, N. Y Nov. 23. The schooner Nevada, bound from here for Connecticut with a load 'of stone, was blown ashore on Saybrook point bar, at the mouth of tho Connecticut river, dur ing the storm and went to pieces. The vessel, owned and Railed by Captain Wil liam F. Grinls of this place,. wa3 valued at $10,000 and was partly insured. In the United States court at AuDurn, N. Y., Mrs. Mary T. McMillan was found guilty of counterfeiting postage stampa and sentenced to one year and six months in the Erie county penitentiary. The body of Calvert Vaux, the eminent i landscape architect, was found floating in he ocean at Bath ; Beach, near Brooklyn, where, with suicidal intent, he had drowned himself. His mind hwi for some time been unbalanced. BASEBALL OUTLOOK. LEAGUE FOR THE NAUGATUCK VALLEY ORGANIZED. A Meeting Held In Derby Yesterday and Committees Appointed TTaterbury Will Be Invited to Join. A meeting was held " in Derby yesterday lor the purpose of or ganizing a Xaugatuck valley base ball league. The meeting was held m the office of the Derbv Traction Co, Superintendent B. W. porter of the Traction Co presiding and T . M. Burns ofv insted acting as secretary. The representatives present were: Torringtou, T. M. Burns ; Winsted, Eu eene McCarthy; Ansouia, Thomas E. Iloulihan; Shelton, William Holmes; Bridgeport, James O'liourke. Alter a general discussion of the pro ject; a circuit committee was appointed consisting of Messrs Burns, O'liourke and Holmes, who wfll secure a sixth city, it being the sentiment that a six club organization would be desirable, u aterbury will be asked to enter and doubtless will do so. , The committee to offer a constitution and by-laws consists of Messrs Mc Carthy, Iloulihan and O'Eourke. The matter of schedule was talked of, and Manager O'liourke suggested that each club play four games a week, two aUiome and one abroad. The league adjourned subject to the call of the chairman when the circuit committee is ready to report. Waterbury has 'never made a success of base ball since the days of the East ern league. 3Jinor league teams hae suways received indifferent support in this city. THE WATERBURY ROAD. Revival of tlie Humor That Electricity Will lie Used. The rumor that the Meriden, Wa terbury and Connecticut Iliver rail road is to be equipped with elec tricity has gained considerable ground within the past two or three days. It is founded UDOn a statement said tn have been made by a gentleman who is pretty close to consolidated road nffnirs He is quoted as saying that the Crom well road would undoubtedly be equipped wiui electricity. The gentleman is also ouoted as sav ing that the road, when equipped, will very likelv be used onlv for traffic. The Consolidated will h.av th freight to Waterbury over the New England road, and will use the Crom well road to give a rapid and frequent passenger service between the two cities. The Ses.1 IHnsnei. . SAW- raAK CISCO. Nov. 23. A rsnoit of the sex and number of the pslagio fur sealskins landed at this season has been prepared by Deputy Colloctor Farley and su omitted to Collector Wise for transmis sion to Washington. The report shows tnaw,osu males, 4,290 females and 295 skins, of which the sex could not be de termined, were landed here. Armenians Won't Work With Turks. Whitixsville, Mass., Nov. 23. One hundred Armenians employed at the NVhitin machine works refused to work longer unless the firm would discharge lour Turus, also employed by the compa ny. The condition was not complied with, ana tne Armenians at once stopped work. Weather Forecast. Cloudy, followed by local rains; easter ly winds. Dead From a Fall. New York, Nov. 22. Patrick Sulli van, 40 years old, fell from his truck at Brook avenue and OnHnndrd nnd thir. ty-eighth street and received a fracture cf 1.L . i i m . a toe skuh, iron, tneenects of which injury no aiea snertiy arterward. The Potato's Genesis Unsolved. The early naturalists differed greatly as to the orinm of tho rjotato. writes John Gilmer Speed in Ladies' Home Journal. In England it was held to be a native of Virginia, and in Spain it was said to have originated in Peru. Mod ern opinion holds that it is indigenous to the elevated tablelands cf Chile, Pern, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mexico and southwestern United States. It probably got to Virginia by tho hands of some early Spanish explorers. It is certain, however, theft it was not cultivated in Virginia till far into the eighteenth cen tury, and then it was introduced in the American colonies on accomit of the es teem in which it was held in Europe. From Sleep to Death. In consideration of the reports to the effect that electricity as a means of exe cuting condemned criminals is harsh, barbarous and uncertain, it is suggested by Dr. Andrew Wilson of London that a means painless and merciful would be that of tho lethal chamber invented by Sir B. W. Richardson. It is employed at Battersea in the disposal of homeless and ownerless dogs which are valueless and whose maintenance is undesirable or impossible. ' The death produced by the inhalation of carbonic acid gas, as far as any record of the action of the gas ca.n inform, is certainly painless. It is really a sleep which deepens insensi bly into 'death. Exchange. Mercurial. . The adjective mercurial, like many others, came into ordinary speech from the re?lm of astrology. In astrological language a mercurial man was one born under the insuence of Mercury, when Mercury was " in the ascendant, and therefore possessed of the mental quali ties suposed to distinguish tho heathen deity of that name. Some Are That Way. She Whv doesn't Mr. PomDus ioin the church? He seems to be quite a good man. ' He I guess he feels as if the church oughtjp join WmetxoitrreQ Press. REVIVAL OF "PINAFORE." The Popular Opera to be Given Under Direction of n. C. .Baton. An elaborate production of the popu lar opera "Pinafore" will be given some t ime in January, under the direction of ii. C. Eaton, for the benefit of the American band. The arrangements have not been fully completed, but it is pro bable that the opera will be given on three evenings. It will be staged by George L. Tracy and the chorus will consist of forty selected voices, ine cast - is not yet completed. Luella AVagner wilf be Josephine ; Miss Gertrude Smith. Butter cup ; MiSs Z. E. Long, Hebe, and Georg Ii. Mernman, Rlph Rackstraw. Th parts of the admiral and captain hav been offered to well known singers, wh have not fullv deridori t o rPK- . j . . v ULVtUli. JL Jl IlTSt Chorus rehpnraol tciII ho V,i c-6 T . , ..... KJ -1C1V 1U O Jonn s Parish house nivt. Arnrio,- ng. " - vniAa y yu O ; b FATHER KENNEDY'S FUNERAL.' Requiem Mass Celebrated Bv Rlo-nt Tt Bishop Tierney. New Haven. Nov .- xvi- t?i.v Rev BishOD Tiernev pAiPhroto "i Quieni mass over the. remiine rt t- John T. Kennedy in St Patrick's church. till.? S --. 1 . ' ll-v' uu ieu ciock tms morning. icar-General Mulcahy was high priest and Father Broderick of Peter's, Hart ford, and Father Kenned v of St Pat. - rick's, Norwich, were deacons of honor. The deacon of the mass was Rev Jame3 Walsh, of Roxbury, Mass. Other offi cials at the mass were: Rev M. J, O'Connor of St Patrick's, this citr, sutn deacon, and Rev Andrew Harty, also oi St Patrick's master of ceremonies. ReV Father Havey of St Joseph's cathedral, Hartford, preached the sermon. Thtw were fully one hundred priests present! at the muss. During the evening the church was crowded with thousands who viewed thj remains of Father Kennedy who were lying in state. The bier was surrounded with flowers, and the casket was banked with cut roses and lilies. The church was thronged with mourners, and thi funeral was one of the largest ever held i" New Haveifc Members of St Pat rick's T. A. 1. soeiotv acted as a guard of honor. The 'services werd most impressive. The pallbearers ww Tn-on. "r ivenua, Joseph Preston, Joseph Hugh son, Thomas Aheru, Joim Murphy, Daniel Sheehan. Dr Ambrose Brennaij and Thomas Shanley. The interment was in St Lawrence dt-metery. FROZEN TO THE GROUND. An Eccentric New Britain Character Killed by a New lngland Train. Francis Wright an eccentric character living almost half way between New Britain and Plainville, was found dead near the tracks of the New England road, a short distsnc from his home, this morning. He had evidently been struck by a train during the night, while on his way home, and killed. " His body was frozen to the ground. He was 55 years old. Declared Insane. Boston, Nov 22. Rev J. H. Smith, who was under arrest for sending scur rilous postal cards through the mails, has been adjudged insane. lie will be committed to the federal asylum at Washington. Fatal Fire at Chicago. Chicago, Nov 22. The seven story block at 215 and 217 Van Buren street was destroved bv fire this sftpmnnn. Three girls were killed by jumping f r6m windows. Debs a Free Man. Woodstock. 111.. Xov 25. Tho si months' sentence of Eugene V. Debs ex pired last nicrht but he did not leave th jail. It is expected that he will be taken home bv special train late this after noon. CITY NEWS.- Court Linden, Foresters of America at City hftJA will give a grand sociable Thanksgiving eve. Eleven candidates were initiated and fifteen propositions received by Court P.ose Hill, F. of A., last night. Tho Third division. A. O. IT., initiate two candidates and received two propo sitions at last night s meeting. The members of the Catholic Literary accnmotinn arft m IHw or Hi rr nrnen)IA)l for the lecture to be given in their rooms Monday night by Mayor Kilduff. Elsie C Buckingham, ao-ed 90 vpitc. died at her home at City Mills this morn ing. The funeral will take place to morning. Interment will be in Oxford. Constable John F. O'Brien has placed an attachment on the tailor store of Frederico Mattei of South Main street in the interest of the owner of the building, T. P. Hutchinson of Bank street, to whom the tailer owes a rent bill. Artnlication was made to-dav in tha nrr.hnt nmirt. for th artnointmpnt. nf i conservator over Jeremiah Hurley. Hi wife, Ellen nurley, makes the applica tion and alleges intemperance and an unsound mind. The hearinsr will be held on December 4. The funeral of Paul F. Austin t.nnT-- place from the family residence, 54 Jew elry street, to St Patrick's church at 8 :30 o'clock this morning, where a mass of requiem was celebrated by the Rev Father Lawless. The honorary bearers n pra Frank J. Walsh. William "Rnrna. Charles A. Babino, James Conlon, James U. lrzezm$ki and miam lhompson. The active bearers were from Court Linden, F. of A., as follows : Frank Marinelli, Maurice Walsh, D. J. Griffin, Joseph Worsley, Jeremiah Dillane and William Quigley. Among the floral tributes were a large pillow from Court Jnden ; anchor and cross,Currans ; large standing cross from the family of tho deceased, and handsome piec?s from the Misses Lizzie Itigney and Maggie Jtar- rell. Interment was iu St Jcs?pha Icemeterj".