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VOL. VIII. NO. 303.
WATERBURY, CONN., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS IN AID OF THE PATRIOTS ENTHUSIASTIC MASS MEETING OF THE CUBAN SYMPATHIZERS. to vers of Liberty Fill Cooper Union Th United States Government Asked to Itec- ognize tbe Cubans In Their Struggle For 5 Independence. New York, Nov. 27. Cooper Union was crowded last night with a large find en thusiastic audience of sympathizers with Cuba in her efforts to shako off tho Span ish yoke and declare her independence. The stage was tastefully decorated with the flags of the various South American republics and tho stars and stripes, the latter occupying the most prominent po sition. In the center of the stage and back of the chairman was a marble dust of Jose Marti, the dead Cuban patriot, surround ed by rotted plants and palm, leaves. The mass meeting was similar to the meetings recently held in Chicago, Bos ton and Washington, and among the prominent speakers scheduled to address It were General Horace Porter, Ethan Al len, General Martin T. McMahon, Fred erick H. Coudert, 11. D. Benedict and Charles A. Dana, who presided. Music, which included soveral Cuban patriotio airs, was rendered by the Sixty ninth regimpnt band. Before the meeting opened and between the speeches "Hail Columbia" and "Tho Red, White and Bluo" received ovations from tho audi ence. It was fully 8:30 when the procession of speakers and those in chargo of the meeting filed upon the stage, led " by Charles A. Dana, followed by JLawson N. Sulzer, Chief Justice Van Wye k; Congress man Sulzer, Mgr. Thomas l);i :;y, Congress man Elect Walsh, Edward L. Carey, Dr. Buenaventina Portuondo, Kmile Agra monte, Sotero Figurroa and many others, who received a tumultous ovation. Dr. Henry Lincoln Winters, in intro ducing Mr. Dana, paid a glowing tribute to his efforts in behalf of the oppressed Cubans. Charles A. Dana Presides. Mr. Dana was greeted with great ap plause and said: "My friends, it was one of the pieces of great good fortune that I knew Jose Marti, whom I knew intimato ly. I gathered inspiration from the ideas of the. man of genius, who sought for eveTy one, as he did for himself, liberty. Ho died worthily and in the cause of his life, and we are here tonight to pay a just tribute to his memory. No man perishes Who follows ideas such as he had "And that grave of his, though it marks the failure of his cherished hope, it is a monument to the grand efforts of which lie was a cherished leader, "Wherever a hand is' raised or blow is truck for llborty and freedom, there is where my sympathy and heart lies, and all I can ever do in assisting my oppressed brethren will bo done by mo. "I cannot share that animosity against Spain which many of my friends feel, for she has inherited that despotism that char acterizes her, and what's more, she inher ited poverty, and as she cannot obtain the financial support she requires at home she has that beautiful and thrifty island of Cuba, with her wealthy resources, and compells her to submit to her demands, even though she has to crush her subjects in an effor. to do so, and I am with you, my friends, in saying most emphatically that Cuba must be free." Letters From Cuban Sympathizers. At the conclusion of Mr. Dana's re marks letters of. regret at their inability to bo present were heard from Congress man Amos Cummings, Governors Mcln tyre of Colorado and Culberson of Texas, Clarenco King, Ethan Allen, Martin T. McMahon, Rev. William S. Rainsford of St. Goorgo's Episcopal church, William F. Ball, mayor of Fargo, S. D. ; Rev. Jo seph Silverman of the Temple Emanuel, ex-Governor R. A. Alger of Michigan, Governor Roger Allen of North Dakota, United States Senator William E. Chan dler, Augustus W. Peters, Governor Up liam of Wisconsin, Patrick Egan and An drew Carnegie. All the letters expressed Bympathy with tho cause of Cuba. After Dr. Winters had finished reading these letters he introduced Congressman William Sulzer, who, ho said, was among the greatest sympathizers in behalf of Cu ban independence and a man who stood ready to champion her cause even in the congress of the United States. Mr. Sul zer's remarks were frequently interrupted with deafening applause. Mr. Sulzer recounted the record of Cu ba's struggle for independence and refer red to tho reasons why tho insurgents Bhould have the sympathy of this repub lic. In conclusion, ho said: - "Our duty is plain, aye, in my hum ble judgment, is imperative. We should recognize tho Cuban patriots as belliger ents, with all tho rights and privileges that implies and that affords in modern warfare. In this matter in congress I will follow where ' any man may daro to lead and will lead where any man dare to fol low. "I cannot speak for the administration; I cannot speak but for one man in tho Fifty-fourth congress, but I hope, and I believe, that within tho next few weeks Eome action will be taken at tho national capital that will meet the exigency of thd hour and command the-approval of every liberty loving American from Baffin's bay t5 the straits of Magellan. "In the name of the God of nations, let Cuba be free! In the name of humanity, long live the Cuban republic!'' Speeches were also made by Rev. Thom as Dixon, John E. Milholland, Samuel Gompers and Rev. Father Ducey. The following resolution was adopted: Resolved, That we extend our sympa thy to the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom and independence, and we call on the congress and the president of these United States and request them to grant belligerent rights to the Cuban republic. A Murderer Captured. Nashville, Nov. 27. John Hale, the negro who murdered Thomas Jones, a white man, in this city last Sunday, has been tracked down and is now under ar rest at Lebanon, 25 miles from here. Chief of Police Clark has gone through tho country for the prisoner and will try to land him in jail here before morning, so as to avoid possible trouble, as the mur der has caused great excitement. HOWELL MURDER CASE. ie of the Strangest In the Criminal An nals of Pennsylvania. Wellsboro, Pa.v, Nov. 27. Mrs. Char lotte Howell was put ontrialintheoounty court here, charged with tho murder of Miss Llbbie Knapp at Tioga last spring. After the selection of the jury District Attorney Owlett opened the case, outlin ing the evidence to be presented for the prosecution, which is purely circumstan tial. The case is one of the strangest in the criminal annals of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Howell Is a member of a well known New York family,, and her two brothers Dut ton by name are among the wealthiest merchants cf the metropolis. She has been estranged from them, it is said, since her marriage with Chauncey Howell, a teamster. The Howells and Knapps were neigh bors in Tioga, and a warm intimacy ex isted between Mrs. Howell and Libbie, who was 19 years old. Libbie had a love affair, which ended in a parting, and thereafter she began to re ceive unpleasant letters, which were found tied to the doorknob. These bore the signature of a Tioga young man, and most of them, it is alleged, were found early in the morning by Mrs. Howell. Last May Libbie was suddenly taken sick, and Mrs. Howell took her to her home to attend her. On May 17 she died, and subsequently evidences of poisoning were found. Detectives were put on the caso, and Mrs. Howell was arrested. The commonwealth proposes to show that Mrs. Howell wrote all the letters; that she was jealous of the girl, and that she administered rat poison. The letters were all printed in Roman letters with a lead pencil and were threatening in char acter. NIPPED IN THE BUD. A Proposed Jail Delivery at Trenton Which Was Not Consummated. Teextojt, Nov. 27. A proposed jail de livery was nipped in the bud at the state prison, and John Langenburg, William Speer and William C. Housell, the con victs who had prepared the scheme, were put in dungeons. A fellow prisoner informed Head Keeper Patterson of their plans, and in their cells were found two prison suits dyed to an other color and a rope ladder SO feet in length. Tho men were employed in the cocoa mat shop and secreted coloring mat ter used there to dye their clothing. The ladder they made of cocoa strands. They were waiting for a dark or foggy night to make tho break. Langenburg and Speer are from Morris county, whore they were sentenced last February to ten years for burglary. Housell ia doing a 15 year term for bur glary in Middlesex county. . Will Sue For Damages. Philadelphia, Nov27. The schooner Joseph W. Foster, which was detained on suspicion of violating the neutrality laws, will sail for Port Tampa as soon as the weather becomes favorable. 'Captain Whealton will remain here and bring pro ceedings against this and the Spanish governments for illegal detention and defamation of character. He has written a letter to Secretary Olney making known his intention of pushing his claims for damages. Captain Eakins' Case Ended. New York, Nov. 27. The police com missioners decided to dismiss Captain Jo seph B. Eakins of the Mercer street sta tion upon tbe charges made by the Park hurst society. Commissioners Roosevelt, Andrews and Parker voted for dismissal, the only dissenting vote being that of Colo nel Grant. The caso has been under con sideration for many months and attracted much attention. Spain In a Perilous State. Madrid, Nov. 27. It is reported that Senor Sagasta, ex-premier, has declared it would be madness to hold a general elec tion at present, when tho government is threatened with defeat. The situation is extremely grave, he ia reported to have said, whon Spain is compelled to send money and young and inexperienced troops to Cuba. Escaping Prisoners Recaptured. Nashua, N. II., Nov. 27. Deputy Mar shal Wheeler and Inspector Flood captur ed Matthew Ford and Elmer Black, who escaped from tho Concord (Mass.) state reformatory, as they were making their way north to the Canadian line. The men at first denied their identity, but later ad mitted it. Notoriously Dad Appointment. Loxdox, Nov. 27. A dispatch, to The Times from Constantinople says that the nomination of Enver Bey as mutessarif at Constantinople has produced an unfavor able impression, deplorable in the ex treme, as tho new official is fanatically anti-Christian and notorious fcr his ve nality. " Injured by a Roller Explosion. Cincinnati, Nov. 27. While the tow boat W. W. O'Neill was getting up steam to go to Pittsburg the "nigger" boiler ex ploded. Engineer Andrew McRobinson had his leg broken. Mato T. W. McDer- mott ana btewara William .'iizer were badly scalded. 'All live in Pittsburg. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. ' Sharp earthquake shocks were felt at Athens and also at Chalcis, Livadia, Thebes and Corinjth. A fast freight train on the Illinois Con tral was wrecked at Jackson, Mich., and the ongineer, J. C. Woolsey, was killed. Tho failure of S. J. Clevengor & Co., commission merchants of Philadelphia, ia announced. The liabilities are said to be large. The bodies of three men and a boy were found in a cabin near Arthur City, Tex. They were trappers and bad been killed by Indians. Storm In the Adirondack's. Saratoga, Nov. 27. A heavy rain and thunder storm, accompanied by a terrific gale, swept the Adirondacks for over an hour last night. r Small Haul For Burglars. Saratoga, Nov. 27. -Tho South Co rinth postoffico was burglarized during the night. Very little plunder was car ried off. EXPERIENCE ' OF SAILORS FACED DEATH FOR TWO DAYS WATERLOGGED VESSEL. IN A The Terrible Condition of the Crew of tit Bruce Ilavkins Two Men Were Swept Overboard One Was Saved, but the Other Was Dost. New York, Nov. 27. Gaunt, famished with hunger, parched with thirst and drenched by gigantic seas, but clinging for life to tlfe deckhouse of a waterlogged and nearly dismantled vessel, was the sit uation of Captain James Gurney, Jr., and 11 sailors of the barkentine Bruce Haw kins, which was abandoned on Nov. 14, 90 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. Cap tain Gurney, who was landed with his crew in this port yesterday, gave a graph ic description of the sufferings of the men and of the efforts to save Chief Mate Fra ser, who was lost overboard. The barkentine left Savannah Nov. 8 with 400,000 feet of Georgia pine on board." The lumber on deck was piled so high that there was barely room to swing the foreyard. There was a fair wind from the south, and the Bruce Hawkins was under all sail until thenightofNov.il. Then the wind shifted suddenly to the north east. At daylight of the 12th it was blow ing a whole gale, and the ocean was like a boiling caldron. Sail had been reduced, and the barken tine was heaved to under a double reefed spanker and foretopsail. Her heavy deck load was soon washed looso by the waves and carried overboard. The bulwarks were broken into splinters by the lumber, and before noon of the 12th the cabin and forecastle were flooded. In the enormous seas the barkentine rolled like a log, and early in the after- noon her main and mizzen masts snapped off and went over the side. Most of the crew were knooked off their feet, and Chief Mate Fraser and William Garden, a sailor, were swept overboard. Captain Gurney had his nose and two ribs frac tured. He jumped quickly to his feet, and, swinging himself to the spanker guy, caught Seaman Garden as ho was being swept past on the crest of a wave. The captain drew Garden on board and then had lines thrown to Fraser, who could still be seen aetern of the vessel. The lines did not reach him, and in a brief space he sank and was seen no more. Lashed to the Deckhonse. The wreck of the main and mizzen masts was chopped loose and then captain and crow crept along the starboard side to the deckhouse aft, and there they man aged to lash themselves. The deckhouse partially protected them from the seas. A keg containing 25 sea biscuits as hard as flint had been secured and a glass half filled with jelly. The jelly was sto len by one of tbe hungry sailors and de voured, and to prevent the crackers from being wasted the' keg was watched. - The barkentine was entirely waterlog ged on the 18th, and 6he was rapidly set tling by the head. Her starboard rail was under water, and in" the cabin and fore castle it was five feet deep. The waves still rolled high, and, with not a sail in sight, the men hung on and waited for . rescue or death. ! Hungrily they eyed the keg containing tne precious naratacK. 'Lne entire con tents of the keg would hardly have made a meal for one of them. They would have gladly devoured every biscuit had not the captain kept them back and gave each man half a biscuit a day. The storm abated somewhat on the aft ernoon of tho 13th, and one of the sailors was sent to fasten a burgee to the fore royal stay. The ensign had been hoisted, union down, at the mizzen peak before that mast went by the board. The tortures of hunger and thirst made the men half crazy during the night of the 13th. Half of the precious store of biscuits was left, and they demanded them of the captain, but ho and Second Mate Muller finally persuaded them to wait. Rescued at Iast. i When the British steamship Ardanmo hor was sighted on the afternoon of the 14th, the men again clamored for tho bis cuits, and this time the food was equally divided down to the last biscuit. Captain Davey of tho Ardanmohor, who had sight ed some of the wreckage of the Bruce Hawkins, had been on the lookout for the vessel, and he quickly bore down on tho wreck and took off the exhausted crew. They were landed in Havana, and passage for New York was secured Uor them on the Ward liner Vigilancia. They were taken to Hoffman island on arrival at quarantine, as they had not been five days out of Havana, but yesterday the tug Governor Flower landed them in this city. Besides those mentioned the crew com prised Petor Esser, Charles Hughes, George Ernest and Charles Pierce. x Cap tain Gurney left yesterday for his home in East Boston. Chief Mate Fraser lived in North Adams, Mass., and he was the only support of an aunt and two sisters. Tho battered wreck of the Bruce Haw kins was towed into Norfolk a few days ago. She was owned principally by the captain, who valued her, whon sound, at f 22,000. Tho cargo was worth $7,000. A Boy's Miraculous Escape. '" Utica, N. Y., Nov. 27. A 12-year-old boy on hcrsebaok attempted to cross the Central railroad tracks at Whitesboaa just as a fast passonger and mail train came along. The horse was struck by the pilot and lodged against the head of the engine. Tho boy hung on until the train bed run about 20 rods and then fell off at the side. Tho train was' stopped as quickly as possi ble, and the dead 'body of tho horse was rolled off the pilot. Tho boy escaped with out a bruise, but how he did it, with tho train running 50 miles an hour, cannot be explained. n I Shot Himself In tho Head. Gloversyilre, N. Y., Nov. 27. Abram Frank, Jr., 62 years old, a well known citi zen, committed suicide by shooting him self with a revolver in the head. Fsank i left home apparently in good spirits, and 1 no cause is assigned for the deed. The Inquest Adjourned. Rome, N. Y. Nov. 27. Tho inquest in the railroad wreck case was adjourned until Dec. 5 on account of tho absence of witnesses. J. Frank Rogers, tho criminal lawyer of Utica, was present, it is believed, in the interest of Hildreth, as he is per sonally acquainted with the wrecker's father. DOUBLE SHOOTING AFFRAY. The Pretty Suburban Village of Aflingt ton Heights Has a Sensation. Newark, N. J Nov. 27. Arlington Heights, one of ttie pretty residential sec tions on the east bank of the Passaic river, in the township of Kearney, was the scene of a double shooting affray which will re sult in the death of Thomas Colt, a pho tographer, doing business at 28 Beach street, New York city, and the possibly maiming for life of Miss Carrie Plate, whose life Colt made a desperate, but futile effort to end before he fixed a bul let into his own head. Miss Plate, who is 25 years old, is the daughter of the late Henry P. Plate, who was a prominent cork cutter in Iowa. Colt met Miss Plate some years ago, and, it is stated, has been at frequent visitor at her home, and it is believed that the shooting was tho outcome of a love affair. According to the story told by those who saw the shooting, Colt and Miss Plate alighted from a trolley car, laugh ing and chatting merrily. They had walked but a short distance in the direc tion of the girl's home when Colt sudden ly drew a revolver and began to fire. Misa Plate tried to escape. The first bullet struck her in the arm and the second in the back. The third went wide of its mark. Believing that he had killed the girl, Colt then shot himself. It was thought he was dead, and he was allowed to re main on the street in the pouring rain until the arrival of the coroner, who on examination'' found that the would be murderer was still alive. His recovery, however, is impossible. Miss Plate is very seriously wounded, but is expected to recover. The Plate family deny that there was any love affair between Miss Plate and Colt. They claim that her relations with him were strictly of a business nature, as she was employed frequently by him in coloring photographs. They offer no ex planation, however, of the shooting. SHOT BY HIS DAUGHTER. The Girl Did It to Save the Life of Her Mother. Tarrytown, N. Y., Nov. 27. William Mathers, a hotel keeper, whose place is on Broadway, North Scarboro, several miles from here, was shot and slightly wounded by his daughter Annie. The shooting was intentional and probably saved the mother of the girl from being seriously injured. Mathers and another man had been throwing dice for drinks. At 9 o'clock Mrs. Mathers entered the barroom and or dered her husband to stop drinking, as he had enough. Mathers replied with a vol ley of oaths and rushed at his wife with a heavy iron bar. His arm was upraised to strike when Annie, the 20-year-old daugh ter of the couple, fired. She had been out in the yard practicing with a pistol. The bullet hit the father in the forearm and then tho flesh of the breast. The wounds were both slight, but sufficient to cause the father to drop the bar and howl with pain and rage. The mother esoaped, A doctor was summoned to attend the fa ther, but Mathers chased him from the house, throwing bottles at him. Stole From His Employers. Springfield, Mass., Nov. 27. Edward G. Ufford, a young man living in West Springfield and employed by the Phelps Publishing company of this city, was ar rested on the charge of larceny. He was caught opening letters addressed to the company by Postoffice Inspector J. M. White of the New England division, but as his thefts had been mostly committed outside of the postoffico he was turned over to the local police. Hill's Debut as a Lecturer. Milwaukee, Nov.' 27. Senator Hill was greeted by an audience of about 400 people at his first appearance as a public lecturer in this city. The prices of ad mission to the theater were too high, and that is rriven as an explanation of the rather small attendance. The audience consisted mainly of oldtime Democrats, who entertained Senator Hill during the day. The lecture was on the subject of "Liberty." Distress Patrol Fleet. Washington, Nov; 27. The revenue cutters Woodbury, Dallas, Dexter, Hamil ton, Crawford and Colfax have been des ignated by the president to patrol the coasts of the United States during the season of severe weather to render service to vessels in distress. Illicit Still In a Church. Louisville, Nov. 27. Reports from Union county, Tenn., say that revenue officers captured a still, 20 persons and 1,000 gallons of whisky. The still was run in a church, and a deacon of the church was the leader of the moonshiners. Death of George Edward Dobson. LoiiDOlf, Nov. 27. The Times this morning announces the death of George Edward Dobson, the scientist. He was corresponding member of the Academy of National Sciences of Philadelphia and of the Biological society of .Washington. Forty-two More Doctors. Hanover, N. H., Nov. 27. The ninety ninth annual lecture course of Dartmouth Medical college closed last Saturday, and last night the senior class was graduated in the college church. Degrees were con ferred upon 42 graduates. Death of Desizner Phillips. Providence, Nov. 27. Fred W. Phil lips, an art designer of some prominence, died here, aged 34 years. He designed the Columbus drinking fountain at Chicago, the Vanderbilt mausoleum and the new etatehouse hero. Wealthy Clifton Parle Man Dead. Saratoga, Nov. 27. Adam Mott, aged 74, one of tho wealthiest citizens of Clif ton Park, is dead. For years he represent ed Clifton Park in the county board of supervisors. A New Jersey Bank Responds. Atlantic City, Nov. 27. In response to the call made by Secretary Carlisle the First National bank of this arty shipped $25,000 in gold to tho subtreasury in New York. Cholera Among: the Moslems. Fez, Morocco," Nov. 27. An epidemic of . cholera prevails among the lower classes of Moslems here, and considerable resultant suffering is reported. FORESTERS OF AMERIGfl. NEW MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COURTS MADE i PUBLIC. First Quarterly Report of the Grand Court ;of (Connecticut Court Unity of Naugatuck Stands No 2. The first quarterly report of Philip E. ITendrick, grand secretary of the Grand Court of Connecticut Foresters of America, has been issued. The impor tant announcement of the chancre of the name of the order from the "Ancient Order ol loresters of America'' to "Foresters of America" is made and the renumbering of the courts in the state under the new state jurisdiction is mron lhe renumbering was done in the order of the date of the organization of each court. Court Elm Citv of New IT . . . . - naven is tne oiciest in the state and is down on the list as No 1. Court Unity or JNaugatuck is No 2, and Court Lin coln of Shelton, which was instituted last Friday night, is at the bottom of the list, No Do. rlhe courts in "NV aterburr will be known hereafter as Fruitful Vine, No 3; Hancock, No 24: Wolf lone,28 ; Shields, 29 ; Stephen J. Meaner. 37 ; Falcon, 44 ; Linden, 75 ; Vigilant, SO ; .Martin liellraann. So; Rose Hill, 91. lhe total membership m the state Oc tober 31 was 9,358, a gain of 439. The financial statement shows a disburse ment of $1,323.99. , lhe courts have received blanks to be filled out, stating the number of lodges and regalia wanted. The committee in charge of this matter passed a reso lution that the whole paraphauclia must be made out of material of home manu facture and decided that the Waterbury brass mills be given an opportunity to send in b'is for supplying the metal to be used in making the stags, medals and trimmings, which would make quite a nice little order for one of the local con cerns. John J. McDonald is a member of this committee and there is every reason to believe that Mr McDonald had a hand in securing the local factories a chance to present proposal for this job. CUPID'S CORNER, Many Marriages in Catholic Circles This Morning. Jeremiah Lawlor and Miss Margaret Gilchrist were married at the Immacu late Conception church at 11 o'clock this morning bv the Rev r ather Kennedy. Michael Connor was best man and Miss Maggie Morgan was ,maid of honor. The bride and bridesmaid were gov in costumes of brown and gold and the ceremony was witnessed by a large num ber of relatives and friends. Philip Duval and Miss Wilhelinine Bobichaud were married at St Ann's church yesterday by the Rev Father Bourret. The bride's father and the groom's uncle were the witnesses. The young couple have gone to Boston and other Massachusetts cities on a tour. Un their return they will reside on Meadow street, where they will be treated to a reception by the Lafay ette club. August A. Paul and Miss Agnes Bolger were married at 11 o'clock this morning at the church of the Sacred Heart bv the Rev Father -Egau. Frank B. Fitzpatriek was best man and Miss Katie Bolger. sister oi the bride, was maid of honor. James McKeon and Miss Mary Kier- nan were united in matrimony at the church of the Immaculate Conception this morning. The ceremony was per-1 formed bv the Bev lather Kennedy. John McKeon assisted the groom and Miss Bose Halligan was bridesmaid. Martin J. Blandsfield and Miss Marga ret llanlon were married at 7 :30 o'clock this morning at the chinch of the Im maculate Conception by the Bev Father Kennedy. Thomas C Cullom wras best man and Miss Mary Leehan was maid of honor. William Dal-, the Stone street grocer, and Miss Marv Keefe or Bidge street, were married at St Patrick's church this morning in presence of a large number of relatives aud friends. The ceremony was performed by the Rev 1 ather Law less and was preceded by a nuptial mass and Miss Margaret E. Keefe, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. The bride was gowned in a costume of steel bine with steel trimmings. She carried a bouauet of white roses. The maid of honor was attired in gown of dark blue with velvet trimmings and carried yellow roses.. A wedding breakfast was held at the home of the bride where a few relatives were entertained. Mr and Mrs Daly left for a wedding trip to New 1 ork and ashiugton. On their return they w ill reside on Stone street. The couple were the recipients of many val uable and appropriate manifestations of esteem. ; ; David IT. Maynard and Miss Emelie Grenier were married yesterday at St Ann's church by the Rev Father Papillou. Joseph A. Faller and Miss Dietrich were married at 2:45 this afternoon at the rectory of Emma o'clock the Im- maculate Conception parish by the Bev Father Kennedy. Carl Otto Faller, brother of the groom was best man, and Miss Lena Dietrich, sister of the bride was maid of honor. A mall and passenger train on the Atch ison, Topeka and banta Fe road was wrecked at Shoemaker, N. M. Two per sons were killed, two others were fatally injured, and several were slightly hurt. An explosion occurred at tho new Olym phia concert hall, theater and opera houso in New York, killing Joseph Weiner, an slectrician, fatally injuring Andrew Hig- gins, who subsequently died, and severely injuring, several otners. Mr. Harold McCormick of Chicago and Miss Edith Rockefeller, daughter of John D. Rockefeller, the Standard Oil company magnate, were married in New York. By reason of the illness of the groom the cer emony took place at his rooms in tho Buckingham hotel instead of at the Fifth avenue Baptist church, as had been ar- rangog CLOSE OF THE FAIR. The Fire Trumpet Won by Scovill's Com pany by a Small Margin. The fair of the Sacred Heart parish came to a successful termination last night, when presents were awarded as follows : Victor bicvele, Maurice" Walsh, 51 Hopkins; $50 iu cash, Mrs Margaret Sammon, 217 Dublin; cloak, Margaret Stadler, 35 West Porter; overcoat, Tom Boland, IS Simon ; barrel of sugar, Kate McXally, 100 North Elm; barrel of flour, . Katie Boweu, Dublin ; gent's shoes, Michael Tobin, 553 Dublin ; ladies' siioes, James Blooniheld, Silver: cigars. George Bertrand, 30 Dover; cash, 10, Mrs X. Keeley,Bank ; coal, Kate Sheehan, 140 Liberty; ladv's'hat. John Fagan. 1,18G East Main; cash, 5, Lizzie Mc Donald, School; cash, 825, Thomas Press, S32 East Main; lady's dressing sacque, F. Grelle, 449 East Mian; barrel of crackers, Father Treanor ; baby doll, Josie Wallace, 32 William: handker chief case, Mrs J. Shearon, Wolcott; rocker, Maggie Bolton, Wolcott; lamp shade, 'C. Maloney, Cooke; Father Treauor's picture, Peter Lawlor. Quarry; smoking jacket, Annie Shea, East Main; bride doll, William Byrnes, East Main; half dozen shirts, James Leahy, East Main ; blankets, Mrs Cum mings, Niagara; sofa pillow, Margaret Turley, Dublin; barrel of flour, J. F. Phelan, 41 East Main; sofa pillow, P. OBnen; brussels carpet, Julia Bergm, 102 Wolcott; marble top table, Joseph Enuis, Gilbert; dozen photos, John Han non, 923 East Main; lady's shoes, O. Derwin, 233 Mad Biver; boy's bicy cle, J. O'Neill, Scovill; pastelle, Mrs P J. Winters, Vine: album. Joseph Ste vens, East Main; slippers, George Byrnes, East Main; accordeou, A. J. Smith; trunk, C. L. Bogers, 90 East Main ; live pounds tea, Lena Kelly, Wall ; cushion, r ather Bourret ; parlor stove, Margaret Cullen, 923 jast Mam; cham ber toilet set, Hugh Mungavin, Taylor; boy s suit, David Allman, Doolittle alley ; fancy cake, Mary Sullivan, Baldwin: shoes, Mrs McG rath, Dublin; chamber suit, A. J. Smith ; pin cushion, Bev F. J. Murphy, Merideu; secretary, William 1 ltzaehery, W alnut ; lady's hat, Tom Wilton, Bivcrside park; shawl, Joseph Egan, Wolcott; sofa pillow, Katie Maher, 259 Biver; silk umbrella, Bobert May, 40 North Main; coal, Mrs M. llellernau, o33 East Main; parlor table, Mary Coughliu, 12G North Elm ; ten pounds of tea, W. Flaherty 2GS Baldwin ; extension table, Warren J. Mix, Pearl ; silver butter dish, T. M. Cruess, East Main; mandolin, Katie Hetherington ; sofa pillow, W. A. Mc Kennerny, 112 Cherry ; lamp shade, W. Deguan, Last Main; toilet set, M. Brav, 2 Biverside ; tea set, J. A. Duggan, 337 Dublin; comfortable, Joseph Slavin, Silver ; quilt, Lizzie Pierce, 29 East Clay ; jewel case, James Egau, 94 Wolcott; 100 gold watch, James Tobin, South- lrigto-i ; fancy table scarf, Edward Fag an, 1180 East Maiu; barrel of cider.- Mary Dunn, 45 Cherrj-. '1 here was great excitement over the voting for the fire trumpet. Manv thought it was sure to be won bv Bene dict fc Burnham's, but John II. Moran of Scovill s was on the ground and vowed that he would have that trumpet if he had to go without his Thanksgiving turkey, and he kept his word. When the ballots were counted the vote stood : Benedict aud Burnam's, 1,794; ScovillV 1,803 ; Watch shop, S55. The result was received with great cheering by the victors. John II. Moran made a brief speeeh in which he stated ' that he felt proud to know that his shopmates had triumphed over their opponents and thanked all who pushed the company along to victory. lather Treanor is well pleased with and feels exceed who assisted ia the result of the fair lv grateful to all making it a success. HEALTH MATTERS. County Health Officer Iloadley's tetter to Dr O'rjara. The state board of health is commenc ing to exact a strict account of the work performed by the various town health olHcers, and in order to put those in charge in mind of their duties in this respect, the county health officers ar8 sending out circulars to different town health officers. The following is a syn opsis of County Health Officer Iloadley's letter on this matter to Dr OTIara : 41I wish to say to you, as one of my town health officers, that I appreciate your effort in making report to the state board of liealtn during the hrst week In November, as required by law. lou will notice by the monthly bulletin is-' sued by the state board of health, that New liaven county was the only one in the state to make complete returns. I think as a rule your town has always been heard from, but from an oversight on the part of some of the health officers, many times they have failed to report each mouth in time. The meeting of town health officees which would be held regularly on December 4, will not be- held, because I am trying to arrange for a joint meeting of the health officers of Fairfield and New Haven counties, and you will be given notice in due time of the place and time of meeting." Each health otlicer is oDiigea to make a report in the first week of each month, and it is plain from the tone, of the county health officer's communication to Dr OTIara that he has no bother with AV'aterbury's town health officer. Mrs. Mary Keane, stepmother of Arch bishop Keane, rector of tho Catholio uni versity, was found dead in her room on Vwth TTio-li ofoot Wachintnn. Harrison's Movements. .Saratoga, Nov. 27. General Harrison, who left for New York, will on Thursday go to Cleveland, and on Saturday night he will leave the latter city for Indianap olis. A Prosperous Farmer's Suicide. BATH, N. Y., Nov. 27. Clarence E. Brown, a prosperous farmer, committed suicide by hanging. Ho leaves a wife and three small children. Judse Childs Illness. Medina. N. Y., Nov. 27. Justice Childs has suffered a severe relaDse. and the chances of his recovery are doubtful.