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WATERBURY, CONN., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS THE G0M1NG G0NGRE83. 1 CANDIDATES FOR PLACES IN HOUSE HARD AT WORK. THE Republican Representatives Will Canons on Saturday and the Senator Early Next : Week-The Reed Roles to Be Adopted. . The Slate For Xloate Officers. Washington, Nov. 26. The arrivals of congressmen in the past 24 hours have been numerous, and the number In town is practically doubled. It Is expected that nil the Republican members will bo hero by Saturday night, when the Republican caucus to choose officers cf the house will beheld. The headquarters of the opposing candidates have been thronged all day by visiting congressmen, some of whom are exceedingly enthusiastic In the support of . their friends. There is a very marked ' difference apparent between the two head quarters. At the Ebbit House, where Gen eral Henderson receives his friends there is an air of quietness. The general re ceives with stately courtesy. His long rec ord In congress has made him many friends, on whom he relies for his election. At Willard's, on the contrary, where Major McDowell of Pennsylvania and W. J. Glenn of Cuba, N. Y., are installed, ( every one is lively and interested. Here, it is claimed, their election is a certainty, and there can be no doubt that it will bo made so if the combined efforts of the New York and Pennsylvania delegations can effect it. The New Yorkers realize that on this fight there hangs a great deal more than appears on the surface. A vic tory now will mean "greater victories for the two states later in the sessjon. The only objection offered to these two candi dates is that they come from a locality too near tho home of Mr. Reed, who is to bo speaker. The West Clerkship Claim. The west claims that-it should have the clerkship. But it is contended, on the other hand, that Mr. Reed is a national, not a local, candidato, and his being from the east should not prejudice the claims of other easterners. It has not been ex ported that Mr. Reed will visit either of the clerkship headquarters, as he will, of course, maintain the utmost neutrality in the pending contest, doubtless realizing that ho hai troubles enough of his own in tho final completion and revision of his committees. At the same time it Is im probable that either General Henderson or Colonel McDowell will in the slightest degree embarrass Mr. Reed by making even a purely social call upon him at the Chorcham. New candidates for the offices below that of the clerkship are announcing themselves, the impression gaining wide credence that on account of the closoness of tho contests it Is a good time for dark horses. J. .W. Bryan of Cincinnati has come out for the house postmastership. He has been connected with the postal Bervice-for 20 years. Charles Goff of West Virginia, Major Fairloss of Virginia and W. D. Catlett of West Virginia also want this position. A caucus of southern Rpeublicans will be held Thursday night to decido on a candidate for ono of tho houso positions on whom they can concontrate. A largo proportion of the newcomers among the congressmen called immediately upon General Henderson and Colonel Mc Dowell, ovidently desiring to consider the claims of each candidato before announc ing their preference Mr. Reed's Rules. ; Mr. Reed is looking just as well as any of his associates ever saw him and seems to bo enjoying tho most complacent good humor. It is not understood that he has in mind any radioal change in his system of rules. It is probable that tho rules of the Fifty-first congress, with littlo change, Will bo adopted. It is believed that Mr. Reed will favor a conservative policy for the Republicans this wintor- and will not seek troublo for tho sake of making things lively. His friends say, however, that if his candidacy for tho presidency is expected to render him overcautious and conservative this expectation will be disappointed. They Eay that his courso will be directed by his judgment and not by his ambition. Ho is not indicating at this time what his policy will be in any matter. Senator Sherman says that there will bo a senatorial caucus early in tho session to decide whether the Republicans shall try to organize tho sonato. It is certain that no steps will bo taken until the Utah sen ators come in, and perhaps not then. The four chief business committees of tho house, each of which consists of 17 mem bers, will require a largo quantity of new material to repair tho casualties of tho last congressional elections. Of those who constituted the ways and means com mittee in the preceding congress there re main only four Democrats and the same number of Republicans, omitting Mr. Reed, who, of course, will not be on that committee in the approaching session. In constructing the ways and means com mittee, assuming that all the remaining old members wlll bo retained, two new men from the Democratic and seven from the Republican side will bo selected. Payne of New York, Dalzell of Pennsyl vania, Grosvcnor of Ohio and Dingley of Maine havo been suggested for chairman. Appropriations has ten of tho old mem bers left, equally divided between tho two parties. Of this committee one new man from the Democratic and six from tho Re publican side will be selected. The chair man will be cither Henderson or Cannon. It is hard to say which. Of the 17 members of the last banking and currency committee six Democrats and four Republicans remain. The six Democrats may bo continued, but seven men will have to be added from the Re publican sido. . It is perfectly safe to as sume that the coinage committee will be 60 constructed that there will be no un . certainty touching tho silver question. In the last congress the silver men wero in practical control, although they could not agree upon such a measure as was desired by Its chairman. The three Democrats left on this committee will be re-enforced by three other Democrats, while the five remaining Republicans will bo Increased toll. Additional representation will por haps be given tho free coinage men, but Bound money will have a good working majority. ' j Earthquake In Colorado. GREELY, Colo., Nov. 26. An earth quake shock, lasting 15 seconds, was felt here. No damago was done. Manhattan day. Cow It Was Celebrated by New Yorkers at the Atlanta Exposition. ATI AST A, Nor. 26. -New York day at the Cotton States and International expo sition is now on record as the complete suocees that wa3 predicted for it. The i New Yorkers literally came, saw and con quered. Since their several Pullman j trains began to arrive in Atlanta on Frl day the men of Manhattan have' been matters of the situation, and the town is theirs. The morning of Manhattan day dawned in gloom, but the elements could not resist the brightness and buoyancy that permeated the air and abode in great est abundance about the headquarters of the New York party, and before the pro cession escorting Mayor Strong and his party moved to the exposition grounds the 6un had soattered the last signs of shadow. The cavalcade, which formed at the Aragon hotel, was composed of Troop A of New York, the Governor's Horse guards cf Atlanta and the Gate City guard of Atlanta, and as It moved cut Peachtree street, tho city's fashionable residence avenue, between continuous lines of ad miring southerners it , presented a specta cle right glorious to behold and evoked almost continuous cheering all along the route. ' The exercises were he'd in the Audi torium, the New York building being too small to acccmcmdate tho vast assembly. Mr. J. Seaver Page, secretary of the New York city delegation, called the as sembly to order, while Sousa's band play ed "The Star Spangled Banner," and in troduced Chairman J. E. Graybill of the New York state commission, who turned the state building over to the New York party. Dr. Parker Morgan, chaplain of Troop A, opened the formal proceedings with prayer, after which Mr. Page took charge of the meeting as chairman In a brief speech. Mayor Porter King of At lanta gave the visitors a cordial welcome, after which Mayor Strong of New York was introduced and spoke, i When the applause aroused by the may or's speech had died away, Hon. Seth Low was presented and delivered the oration of the occasion in a manner that provoked frequent cheers. President Collier of the exposition com pany concluded the programme with a brief address of greeting and of welcome. From the Auditorium the New York party proceeded to the Piedmont Driving club house, where they enjoyed lunch. Last night came the climax In the form of a reception tendered by the New York committee to the people of Atlanta at fche Kimball House. For this event 1,200 in vitations were issued, and It was one of the most brilliant affairs of the kind ever seen in the south. WILLIMANTIC BANK CASES. A Letter Received From the Missing Cash ier, J. I Wolden. Willimantic Conn., .Nov. 26. -f The affairs of tho late cashier, O. II. K. Ria ley, of the First National bank were brought into publio notice again by tho settlement made by Major A. T. Fowler with Receiver Dooley. He paid $6,000, of which $5,000 was his security on the bond of $20,000 of the late cashier and $1,000 as his entire assessment on$he batik stock. The proceedings against him will now be withdrawn. Risley's father is now dead, leaving Mr. Walden as the sole bondsman now liable. i Receivers J. M. Hall and George E. 1 Stiles of tho Dime Savings bank have In their possession a letter from John L. Walden, the missing cashier, under date of Oct. 11 and postmarked "New York district." A comparison with the books of the bank show the handwriting to be Wal den's without doubt. Tho amount of the claim referred to is 15,219.16, and Trustee I Buck will pay tho receivers tho dividend ! as soon as the order is presented. Tho 1 Dime Saving bank's claim against the Morrison company amounts to $16,634.53. i It has been suspected for. some time that Walden was in or near New York. His brother, Henry W. Walden of New York, has paid his parents in this city fre quent visits since tho cashier's disappear ance, and it is thought ho is the. bearer of messages from the absent ono. POISON IN THE HOLY CUP. Father Jakimowicz Discovers It Just Be fore Early Morning Mass. Mount Carmel, Pa., Nov. 26. Paris green was found in tho communion cup just before early mass by the Rev. Fa ther Joseph Jakimowicz, pastor of St. Jo seph's church. The person who put the poison in the wino also robbed the church of a considerablo sum of monoy. j It was 6 o'clock when Sexton John Wo da and Antony Donowitch entered the church and found tho drawers of the holy wardrobe disarranged, the top of the chests in which wero kopt the contributions from orphans broken open and the Contents of the chests stolen and the door of the taber nacle forced. The priest noticed that the articles that had been taken were of mi nor valuo and that the communion cup had been disturbed. He then discovered that the wine in the cup was discolored. The particles in the bottom proved to bo par is green. The priest's congregation is divided, and only a year ago tho faction opposed to him tried to blow him up with dyna mite. Ate Figs' Feet and Died. New Yoke, Nov. 26. Six large pigs' feet was tho supper partaken of by Engi neer John Fisk of tho Grand street ferry at his home at 415 Berry street, Brook lyn, Saturday night. Ho was seized with an acute attack of indigestion the follow ing morning. Dr. Mahr of the Eastern Dis trict hospital war called. He treated Fisk for indigestion, and the man seemed to improve until yesterday, when he got worse and died f.uddenly. The physicians ascribe his death to the effects of eating the pigs' feet. - 1 " Inspector of Teachers' Training; Classes. Albany. Nov. 26. Frank H. Wood of Chatham has been appointed by Superin tendent Skinner of the public instruction department to the position of inspector of teadhers' training classes at a salary of $2,roo. Ilannigan Committed to an Asylum. New Yoke, Nov. 26. David F. Hanni gan has beon formally committed to the Stato Insane asylum at Poughkeepsioy Justice Ingraham. He was taken thero to day. KURDS Y3 ARMENIANS. THE FORMER AVOW INTENTION EYTERMINATING THE LATTER. OF All Europe Would Stand Aghast, It la Said, If the Full Measure of Turkish Bar barity Were Known Attempts to Coerce) Clergymen to Denounce Armenians. London, Nov. 26. A dispatch to The Daily News from Constantinople, giving a general resume of the situation, declares that the recent massacres put the earlier outrages of Sassoun and Mush entirely in the background. If either England, Franco or Russia should publish the stories re ported officially by their cool headed con suls, all Europe would stand aghast at the proef, surprised to think such things possible. Wherever these consuls have in vestigated matters they have found that the accusation that the Armenians pro voked the riots Is false. The correspondent of The Dally Newa at Odessa says that a private dispatch from tb,e peninsula of Anatolia announces that the Kurds in several districts have renounced obedienoe to the Turkish em pire and declared a religious war, ths ex tinction of the Armenians being the avowed object. The Vienna correspondent of the Tele graph announces that strenuous efforts are being made throughout the Armenian provinces to compel clergymen and promi nent persons, by threats, to sign, addresses to the sultan declaring that the Arme nians provokedall the outbreaks. It is claimed that the one which recently ap peared from Erzerum was proeursi in this fashion. The Crime of the Century. Boston, Nov. 26. Armenian atrocities was the subject of discussion at the banquet of the Congregational club last evening. Rev. Dr. E. Porter presented a report of the outlook committee, in which it was argued that the most summary, prompt and relentless measures should at once be pushed for bringing to an end tho reign of terror, even though the United States be obliged to send an armed foroe with General Nelson A. Miles in command. The report expressed confidence in Secre tary of State Olney, and also commended the letter of Senator Hoar. The following letter has been received in Boston from a reliable correspondent in Constantinople: The Turks hive Induced some of the subsidized European papers to speak of these crimes as Armenian outbreaks, etc., but tho embassadors have full report, whloh they ought to publish, that refute all this and show conclusively that the sultan within a day or two after he signed the reform scheme ordered the Armenians to be massacred in order that there should be no question of an Armenian majority in any of the provinces. The people flew on the spoil and so did not execute tne sultan's wish to the full. But tho loss of life has been awful. Moreover, there seems no way of preventing moro of the same sort. It is the most awful crime of the cen tury because it is so persistently falsified by its authors. Everywhere the story is the same a deliberate preparation and then a story sent to Europe that the Armenians at tacked the inoffensive Turks and were re duced to order after a few had been killed. Worse times are in store for us. Europe is divided in counsel, and the Turks, find ing that nothing is done for this crime, will go on to extremities. The highest Moslem court has declared that the sultan cannot lawfully be restrained in the exer cise of his will, since he is the representa tive of God for the whole earth. From 15,000 to 20,000 people have been cruelly slaughtered during the last month, and in consequence no less than 100,000 persons heretofore dependent on them for their dally food are now in want. The coming winter will witness a vast amount of suffering. It is not alone at Sassoun, but all over tho land where these occur rences havo taken place. i - Notable Masonic Event. Detroit, Nov. 26. The bigge'st Mason- io fair ever held in the west opened here. t is the first use made of the new Mason- c temple, which is the finest building in the world devoted exclusively to Masonry and will cost over $500,000. . Goods from every state in the Union and every coun try in the world are among the exhibits. The exhibits of curios and numismatics are considered the finest yet seen in this country. The opening was quite a society event. The Housesmiths Strike. New York, Nov. 26. At the head quarters of the Housesmiths' union, in Clarendon hall, it was said last night that about 400 men had been given their strike pay during the afternoon. The president of tho union, Frank P. Lary, said he did not believe the employers would be able to resume work today, as they have an nounced their intention of doing. Stopped by the Felice. Lynn, Mass., Nov. 26. George La Blanche, who was matched with Billy Hennessy for a 15 round go before the Kirtland Athletic club, was floored three times in the first round, and the match was awarded to Hennessy, as the polico interfered and would not allow the fight to go on. Swindled Insurance Companies. Montreal, Nov. 26. Max Bachmann was arrested, charged with swindling in surance companies by renting houses in different parts of the city and causing their destruction by fire, thereby securing tho insurance. Bachmann, it is said, also operated in Burlingtor, Vt. Thought He May Have Been Poisoned. Sandy Hill, N. Y., Nov. 26. John Buckley, 22 years old, died suddenly un der mysterious circumstances. lie drank beer In Glens a alls and complained or a spoon being put in it. Coroner Pattce was notified and began an lnaue?fc. The Wrong One Died. . Cleveland, Nov. 26. Bushrod Kelch for several years has done little but loiter about saloons. A few weeks ago his wife obtained a divorce from him. Last night he went to the house where his wife had been living, and, meeting her a short dla tanee from the house, shot her in the right temple. He then shot himself in the head. Mrs. Kelch died almost imme diately. He will probably recover. BETHLEHEM REJOICES. The Iron Works Get Biff Contract From Russia For Armor Plate. BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 26. A cable gram has been received by President Lin derman of the Bethlehem Iron company informing him of the award to the com pany by the Russian government of a con tract for the manufacture of nearly 1,200 tons of armor plate. The plate is to be used on the new bat tleship Rostlslav and calls for 1,126 tons of Harveyized armor. The news was ca bled by Lieutenant J. F. Meigs, the com pany's representative In Russia. This la one of the largest contracts for armor plate awarded by any nation in recent years. The work is to be completed by the close of next fall and will be begun as soon as the necessary plans and details ar rive from Russia. The company was in competition with 14 other armor plate manufactories In this country and In Europe and secured the contract in consequence of the Rus sian government's satisfaction with he work done on the first contracts it gave to the local works. President Linderman said that this contract will keep the ordnance works" of the company running throughout the Winter. Of late there has been a slack ness, and he feared that if it continued the works would have to be shut down. This, however, will keep the 2,200 em ployees of this department steadily at work. ' Mr. Linderman dwelt more on this feature of tho award than on the com pany's triumph. When the news was received, the flags at the ordnance works were run up and all the whistles blown, and there is gen eral rejoicing throughout the town. RIVERMEN JUBILANT. They Rejeico Over a Good Stage of Water For River Navigation. Pittsburg, Nov.: 26. Rivermen are jubilant. The general rain of the last 43 hours has brought the river up to a barge stage, and 1,000,000 bushels of coal, divid ed into seven tows, will at once start for j the south. The rains continue, and know ing ones are anticipating a boating stago very shortly. If this should prove true, some of the largest tows ever seen leaving Pittsburg will be put enroutie. Even with ; every towboat taking their fullest capa city only a small portion of the coal await ing shipment can be got out on this rise. This will be appreciated when the fact, is stated that 36,000,000 bushels twioe as much as was ever before accumulated here at ono time is ready to be moved. The scene along the levee was a remark able one. Thousands of rivermen gather ed and canvassed the situation, boathousea were buBy and everything pointed to an extensive movement of coal for southern points. J ON TRIAL FOR MURDER: JamM Robinson Arraigned For the Killfne of Andrew LaBdiiram Ia Buffalo. Buffalo," Nov. 26. James Richard Robinson, a negro, was put on trial in the superior court before Judge White for murder in the flr6t degree. Robinson is indicted for killing Andrew Landstram in a barn at South Buffalo on June 11. According to evidence adduced before the coroner, Landstram and Rob inson were working together at that time and place, and a quarrel ensued. Robinson struck Landstram over the head with a shovel, killing him Instantly. Then ho threw the body down a well to conceal the crime. The corpse was found in the well, and a blood stained shovel in the barn and suspicious stains on Robin son's olothing gave circumstantial evi dence warranting his arrost and indict ment. The defense will endeavor to show that j the negro acted in self defense. , A Suit For Ufa Insurance. j Boston, Nov. 26. The United States district court is in session, hearing the case of W. P. Preston, administrator, versus tho New York Mutual Life Insurance company for $5,000. A brother of the ad ministrator, Arthur W. Preston, was in sured in tho company for the above sum.. His death occurred on Sept. 24, 1S93, in Greenfield, N. H., under circumstances which the defense claimed showed evi dence of suicide within the two year limit of the policy. Corbett Out of It. Lynn, Mass., Nov. 26. James . J. Cor bett, the retired champion pugilist, said in reply to a question as to whether or not he had abandoned fighting for good : "I arn disgusted with the entire business and henceforth will confine my enterprises to the stage. No matter what tho public may say, whether it be complimentary of otherwise, I cannot be induced to again enter tho arena." Great Circus Combination. New York, Nov. 26. A few days ago it was stated and denied that the Sells Bros, had consolidated with the Barnum & Bailey show. Tho real deal was ' the consolidation of the Sells Bros, and Fore paugh shows. This gives Mr. Bailey an interest, enabling him to control three oi the greatest shows on earth. To Be Assigned to Shore Duty. Washington, Nov. 26. It is under stood that Admiral Kirkland, who has been relieved from command of the Eu- ropean station and wno nas arrived in New .York, will not retire at present, but will instead ask to be assigned to shore duty, which request is likely to be granted. Biddled With Bnllets and Hanged. Peducah, Ky.,Nov. 26. A negro tramp was caught trying to wreck a train near Calvert City and pursued into the woods, whore he was overtaken and riddled with bullets and then hanged to a tree. The locality is surrounded" by a wilderness. The name of the victim is unknown. The Crisis In Fern. LIMA, Peru, Nov. 26. President Piero la has refused to accept the resignations of the members of the cabinet, the prefect nnd the subprefect unless the senate con firms the motion of censure recently pass ed by the deputies, and he has sent a message to this effect to the senate. Weather Forecast, Threatening weather and rain, and high easterly winds; colder. brisk LEO XIIl'S 8UGGESS0R. INDICATIONS THAT SAT0LLI MAY BE THE NEXT POPE. Speeulatlons Suggested by the Pope's Se rious Illness The Friends of Mgr. SatolA Urging Ills Candidacy Some of Bit Fe gculiar Qualifications Mentioned. New York, Nov. 26. A "Washington pecial to The Tribune says: The illness and advanced age of the pope, coupled with the elevation of Mgr. Satolli to the office of cardinal, give rise here to some int eresting speculations. Has thi3 promotion of Mgr. Satolli more than ordinary meaning? The ordinary mean ing is plain enough. The honor is in ac knowledgment cf Important and delicate services successfully rendered. But ia there more to it? Is the successor to Leo XIII foreshadowed in it? The line of comment ending in this question embraoes not only persons, but policies and what is known as the mod ern tendency of the Roman Cathollo church. First of all comes Leo himself, whom the church considers the greatest and most progressive man who has worn the Fisherman's ring in tho last 200 years. Many things are quoted in support of this estimate, and all of them have given to the church in this country activity and comfort. He is called the democratic pope, because of - his expressed sympathy with free institutions. His admiration for America has been frequently declared, and he has brought tho church in Franco to the support of popular government there, ills policies tnougn advanced a long way by himself are yet far from be ing fixed or complete. It is suggested that he must desire them to be carried to their logical conclusion, and that he must wish his successor, asfar as possible, in new times to steer the old ship of Zion by his own, Leo's, charts. And so tho question has como up here, Has Leo in this ap pointment pointed out that successor to the next conclave? Mgr. Satolli by this appointment . be comes eligible, to use a political phrase, to the papacy. He is a protege of Leo and has been an earnest instrument in the carrying out of Leo's plans. He filled posts of importance before he came here, bnt it is because of his services in this country and the opportunities he has enjoyed to study real democratic institutions, where the people really rule, that he is thought to stand nearer to Leo than ever and to be his personal choice for the chair of Pe ter after he himself shall havo vacated it. Italian Influence In the Vatican. The Italian influence being strong in all the Vatican councils, and the majority of tho college of cardinals being of that nationality, the selection of an Italian to succeed Leo seemed almost a certainty. And therein lies the force, it is urged, of the present speculation. Mgr. Satolli is free froia the one dieubility'that appears to remove Cardinal Gibbons from the list of ellgibles. Ho is an Italian, has spent I much time in Rome, is in high favor with tho pop and personally is well known to all of the pope's household and the ma jority of the members . of the college of cardinals. For the rest, he is like Cardlnar Gibbons, a ripe scholar, of ripe age and of large experience and is understood to be in the fullest sympathy with what is called the advanced and advancing school of Cathglio thought. It is said that Mgr. Satolli, though not presuming upon fortune's future favors, has been making since his arrival in this country the most careful study of its in stitutions , and their . bearing upon the great religious questions of the time. He found here the all important problem of church and stato presented in a form guaranteeing absolute independence tc each and also the equally important prob lem of public schools absolutely free from sectarian influence and control. No other cardinal of Italian nativity has had this ODDortunlty, and therefore, it is urged, no other man altogether eligiblo to tho papacy would assume the duties of that office with so much knowledge of the problems which he. as Leo's successor, would be called upon in the early days of his pontiff cate to consider. Popular government, it is noted, is everywhere strengthening and increasing, and hence those things that lie at the very root of that form of govern ment are the very things that the new dodo. esDeciallv as the present pope has set the exaomle, will be obliged to con sider before allothers. Strang considerations are advanced here In support of the suggestion that the next pope of Rome may now be in this coun try, awaiting the ceremony that is to i make him a full fledged prince of the church ns a prior and preparatory honor. Wefers WU Seek Iegal Redress. Boston, Nov. 26. Bernard J. Wefers of Lawrence, the crack spririter, says he will contest the order of disqualification passed upon him by the A. A. U. at It9 annual meeting last week. Wefers 6ays he will carry the matter into the New York courts and claims he has affidavits to prove that the prizes, when given him at Lawrence,- were returned to the com mittee in charge of the meeting. Severe Storms In the South. Louisville, Nov. 26. Tho biggest gale ever recorded in Louisville swept over this city last night,, the wind Teachings velocity of TO miles an hour. Signs, awn ings and chimneys wero blown down, plate glass windows were broken, and a great amount of small damage was dona The barometer was down to within .03 of the point at which tho tornado of 1S90 oc curred. Telegraph and telephone wires were blown down, and outside communi cation was badly crippled. ' Salisbury and Venezuela. London, Nov. 26. The Marquis of Sal isbury, it is understood, has completed his reply to Secretary Olney's noto regarding Venezuela. The marquis was busily en eased upon it during the most of last week, and numerous papers dealing with the subject were sent to Hatreld House from the foreign office. )"- Are the Danes Helping Cuba? London. Nov. 26. Tho Times this morning publishes a dispatoh from Copen hagen announcing that tho Spanish gov ernment has notified tho authorities of Denmark that Danish ships havo recently assisted the Cuban rebols with arms and ammunition. ... FIRE AT THE RING SHOP R0MPT WORK SAVED THE FACTORY. ' , FROM DESTRUCTION. The toss is Estimated at SIO.OOO. Fnllv Covered by Insurance Believed to Have Been Caused by Spontaneous Combus tionEngine Breaks Down on the Street What promised to be a very disastrous fire broke out in an attic room of the meriean Ring Co, on Bank street. at noon to-day, and Avere it not for the prompt action of the fire department, the whole factory would soon have been inflames. About twenty minutes of twelve Sam uel Van Wagner, a boy in the employ of . r oreuian n. i. morns, discovered tne tire and in company with the foreman, made an attempt to extinguish the blaze with a couple of pails of water. They also brought the factory hose into use, but the tire seemed to be gaining headway and au alarm was sent in from the com pany's private box, 315, and soon Noa 1, 2, 3, 4 and Hook & Ladder companies were on the ground. By this time the hands were scamper ing in all directions and in a few seconds every girl employed in the building was on the sidewalk. Smoke was issuing from the windows of different departs ments and viewed from the street it would be difficult to tell the exact location of the lire. The firemen acted) promptly and several streams of water were soon being poured upon the burn ing department with the result that the flames were confined to the room where they of iginated. The factory hands did good work with the company's hose and the'Farrel lFoundrv & Machine Co came to the rescue w ith 500 feet of hose man ned by Daniel Leary, Thomas Prior, II. L. Plumb and others. Despite all this array of firemen and a fair supply of water, . the flames suc ceeded in workins through the roof and tongues of fire and smoke belched into the air. The wind was blowing a pretty ivelv breeze and everything looked like a big . conflagration, and the great army of people " in "the street seemed to fully realize the seriousness of the situa tion. Rut the firemen lougnt oraveiy nndia few minutes before 1 o'clock the flames were subdued, but nqt until al most every room iu the frame building had been prettv well drenched with water, the only place which seemed to be free from water being that part of tho factory facing Bank street. Hie room where tne lire raged is on the second floor in the rear, facing the Farrell foundry and was filled with un finished work of every description, lne department underneath and in that end of the factory are the places where most of the work passes through the first pro cess, so that while the damage caused by the water is considerable, still it is Practieally nothing compared with what it would have been if the lire had reached the other side. Among other things nosed were damaged which it is sup by the lire and water, were some vaiuanie patterns. The factory did not start up this after noon. It would be impossible to do anything about the place, for water was running"in streams through some of the rooms, it being almost a foot deep in the place where the fire originated. Steamer No 2, had got but 100 feet from the house when one of , the wheels collapsed and the spokes flew in all di rections. Driver Charles Bentley kept the horses under control and averted a more serious accident. The reserve steamer at No l's house was soon se cured aud did good work at the fire. Frederick W. Chesson of the Ring Co told the Democrat reporter this after noon that the loss was about $10,000, fully covered by insurance. He be lieves the fire was caused by spontane ous combustion. It started iu a small room which is kept locked, containing catalogues and miscellaneous supplies. Immediately adjoining this room is a room containing a large quantity of japanned knobs, which caused the dense "smoke. Mr Chesson said that fully twenty streams of water were turned on the flames and they considered it a well fought fire. STRUCK BY A CAR. William 3IcCarthy Seriously Injured and a Horse Killed. William McCarthy, aged 56, living on Bridge street, was ser iously injured and the horse w hich he was. driving was instautby killed by a South Main street troiley car last nigut. . Motorraan AN . M. (Jrubb ana Con ductor George Regan left Lxchangft place at 0 :07 with car 56. A misty rain was falling and it was very dark. Near City corners the motorman discov ered a team on the track coming directly toward the car. He was unable to stop the car iu time to avoid a collision and the. horse was struck and instantly killed. "William McCarthy, who was driving the team, was picked up uncon scious and taken to Dr Brown's office On North Main street. He suffered pain and was removed to the hospital in John Moriarty's ambulance. After a superficial examination had been m ide. At the hospital it was found that his right leg was broken at the ankle, and his body was one complete mass of bruises. McCarthy was employed by Maurice Healey, the barrel dealer, and was returning from Naugatuck when struck. Motorman Grubb, who has been in the employ of the Traction company for several years, is regarded as a careful man. He sa-s that the car. was running about six miles an hour and that he was carefully w atching the track, but owing to the heavy mist he could not see a long distance ahead. The wagon wras in the middle of the track when struck. This is the first accident in which Motorman Grubb has figured. Killed by a Locomotive New York, Nov. 26. Whilo at vorb in the yards of the New York and Putnam railroad at HJa'nbridgc, Charles Nolan, an inspector of tho road, wasinsi.AUily killed, boing struck by a rapidly rjovicg locomo tive. ,