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. r it I ritSCubJ P&i&uCX C)MG n : Ml I J i i W" li II- 1 1 If V I ! v le I ! 1 VOL. VIII. NO. 305. WATERBURY, CONN., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1895. PRICE TWO CENTS BIG LOADS OF PLUNDER. FOUND IN FOREST HUTS ENGLAND. IN NEW A Band of Forty Thieves Operating In Connecticut and Rhode Island The Stor age riaoe of Stolen Goods Found Rob bers Not Captured. Putxam, Conn., Nov. 29. Dozens of officers, representing th authorities of Ehoda Island and Connecticut, are en- ; gaged in tho work of traoing tho members : of one of the biggest gangs of robbers and j plunderers that over operated in New ; England. For six months western Rhode Island ' and eastern Connecticut have beon over run with robbers, and not a week has passed without receipt at some police headquarters of reports of at least one and generally two or three bold raids. The officers in whose districts the thefts were made have for come time had a suspicion that these burglaries wero tho work of a gang operating systematically and guided by a master hand. ' After weeks of work Deputy Sheriff Bartlett of this place decided on Wednes--y to make a tour of inspection. In this tour he visited a spot known as the Wil derness. It is a lonely patch of woodland located midway between Pr.tnam and Kili'igly and near tho Connecticut Rhode Island line. , The Hut In the Woods. While tramping about in these wood3 Sheriff Bartlett camo upon a small hut so Isolated as to excite curiosity. The sheriff gratified his curiosity and entered. Ha camo upon a man who called himself Charles Roi. After talking with the man for a few minutes Sheriff Bartlett's sus picions were aroused, and ho began to ex amine the shanty. His discoveries over whelmed him. In a very short time he found that this little hut was a storehouse for the bur glars of the section. Piled high on shelves, in cupboards and holes, were what looked at first like tons of stolen goods. Roi was fairly snatched into custody, and tho sher iff sent for conveyances. When he bad dug out and gathered together all the plunder, it filled two largo wagons. Roi was then plied with questions. At first ho was stubborn, but at length ho con fessed that he was a member of a large gang of robbers. To prove the truth of his statements and to save himself Roi volunteered to give further information. Ilelvd the officers to a second hut. Here another wagon load of plunder was found and carried away to town. Goods of every conceivable de scription wero Included. Cloth, tobacco, jewelry, garments, money, furniture, pro visions and innumerable other articles. A large quantity of postage stamps was found, explaining away-tbe mystery con nected with a round half dozen of post o2jco robberies. Another Storehouse. Roi was pressed for more information, and it was forthcoming. Following the new lead, the officers yesterday found a third hut, this one in a patch of-woods on the Rhode Island side of the line. Here, too, was a heap of hidden plunder, and the Rhode Island officers wero notified. Roi announced then that this last hut was the rendezvous of none other than Louis Calvin, a notorious robber, who, it seems, is the leader of the gang, contain ing over 40 robbers, thieves and highway men. The plans of this band are unique. Sev eral quick witted deputies are appointed, and Roi was one of them. They have been going from town to town in the guiso of quack doctors. Roi revealed three com plete qiiack medicine outfits to substan tiate hi3 story. A week or sometimes more is spent by the quacks in a town, and during their stay every lucrative place is spotted and studied. Reports are mado to Calvin, who details his expert crackers. The plunder is then taken, and returns are made to Calvin, who directs as to its disposition. Officers are on the track of Calvin and others of the gang, and fur ther arrests are confidently expected. Italy and the Vatican. Rome, Nov. 29. In tho chamber of dep uties Premier Crispi, in reply to interpel lations regarding the law of guarantees to the Vatican, declared that any modifica tion of the law would engender internal discord and cause a feeling of doubt to prevail abroad regarding tho policy of It aly toward tho papacy. Commenting upon tho resurgence of Catholic clericalism in several parts of the world, the premie? said it ought to inspire a feeling of appre hension as to human progress. Neverthe less, he believed that special laws were needless to defend the rights of tho state against the abuae of the clergy. i Haiti Kow Threatened. New Yore, Nov. 9. A Epccial to The World from Kingston, Jamaica, says: A formidable expedition ngaiasb Haiti 3s be ing organized by Boisrond Caual, it is reported on trustworthy authority. Caual is being assisted, it is asflerted, by a well known Philadelphia firm. The expedition is to sail csrly in December. The plan ia to scatter munitions of war at various points in the black republic leading to Port au Prince, the capital, during tho coming elections. Blr a. rv Tt. Morgan Injured. Hempstead, N. Y., Nov. S9. WLlIa tiding a superb hunter cn the Whently hills Mrs. E. D. Morgan, wife of theW commodore of tho New York Yacht club, was thrown to tho ground, and her lej was broken at tho ankle. A message was hurriedly sent to Dr. Y. T. Bull, who came from Long Island City to Wes'tbury by special train. It is reported that tho horse became, frightened at a stump by the roadside and jumped violently aside. Old Pound Pilot Miming. City Island, X. Y, Nov. 29. Stephen D. Horton, 75 years old, one of the bsst known pilots on the sound, loft City Is land Nov. 1G with the bark Perfection, bound for Halifax. Ho left the Gull is land on the 17th, and since then ho has not been saon or heard of. His friends in this place are searching for him and fear that he has met death in some violent manner. Poet St e dm an Declines. New Yokk, Kov. 29. Edmund C. Sted man, the hanLar , poet, has declined the .offer of ihe new Billings chair in English literature at YAe university. PANIC AT A FAIR. Many People Were Icjared at a Churh Entertainment In Ohio. Wooster, O., Nov. 29. During tha progress of a church fair here an immense crowd was packed into the city armory, where a lamp in one of the booths explod ed, setting fire to the draperies and illsa Myrtle Elser, an attendant. A rush for tho single exit followed, in which dozens of women and children were trampled upon. Fully 109 persons jumped or were thrown from windows, many being badly cut by glass. Mrs. Carey McKee of Johnson was thrown through a window, sustaining in juries which will likely prove fatal. Jen nie Putnam, 3 10-year-old cripple, could not help herself and received internal in juries which will cause her death. Mrs. Milford Snyder and Mrs. Sharp were trampled by th9 crowd. Many others wero more or less injured. BIG COAL SHIPMENTS. 1 Nearly 15,000,000 Bushels Sent Down the River From PJttabnrg. Pittsburg, Nov. 29. Noarly 5,000,000 bushels of coal wero started down the riv er, making a total going out on this risa of about 15,009,000 bushels. Tho rivor is now receding rapidly, and the tews with boats drawing soven feet full havo to lia up before reaching Cincinnati. A wreck at Dead Man's island, near Sewickly, caused a loss of 250,000 bushels of coal and the sinking of tho barges. Tho Iron Age, towing eight barges o! iron and steel for Cairo, is aground at Freedom, and up to a lata hour had net succeeded in getting off. Her cargo repre sents about $210,000. lawyer Peter Voorhees Dead. Camden, N. J., Nov. 29. One of New Jersey's ablest and best known lawyers, Peter V. Voorhees, died at his home in this city. He was born on a farm in Som erset county on July 12, 1825, and took up tho study of law despite his father's wishes. He was a conspicuous success. Until his health failed, about two years ago, he was chief counsel in New Jersey of the Pennsylvania Railroad company. At tho time of his death he was president of tha Camden Safe Deposit and Trust company and a director of the West Jer sey Ferry company. Ha leaves a largo es tate. Jumped to Her Death. New York, Nov. 29. From a third story window at 177 Ludlow street Rosa Weinstook, 48 year3 Old, jumped to her death. A watchman, one McGibbon, who passed along the street, discovered bet lifeless body. The woman lived in the big tenement with her husband and six chil dren. She had recently returned home from a hospital, where she had been placed on account of trouble with her head. It is believed that she became insane-during the night, and, without di9 turbing her family, raised tho wlndovv and leaped out. . Mile. Rhea Visits Cardinal Gibbons. Baltimore, Nor. 29. Mile. Rhea, the actress, was among those who called yes terday to pay their respects to Cardinal Gibbons. The prelate and the actress con versed in French, and the theme of theiz talk was the stage. The cardinal deplored the fact? that there are not more actor9 and actresses who are devoted to the cle vatlon Gf their profession, and Mile. Rhea urged that the publio is to blame for pat ronizing the lower kinds of farce com edies. Gypsies Killed by Fire. Greexsburg, Ind., Nov." 29. A leg house was burned here, and charred bones of human beings, evidently those of an adult and a child, wero discovered in tho ashes. Two weeks ago a band of gypsiea seven men and five women, besides sev eral children took possession of tho hut. Tho gypsies wero seen near here, and there wero but four women and two glrl9 with them. Tho bones discovered were those of tho missing woman and child. Shot While Hunting:. Etna, N. J., Nov. 29. Charles Domas, 12 years old, was shot and probably fatal ly hurt while hunting in the woods neai his home. He has been sent to tho Hack ensack hospital,, although it is not be lieved his life can bo saved. The boy took his father's gun and started to hunt ral bits. About three hours after he left home he was found lying in the woods by Frank lin Pearce, shot in the stomach. Tho gun was accidentally discharged. Fatal Fight In a Drug Store. Jasper, Ind., Nov. 29. Two men wero shot and killed by Dr. Erastus Dillon, a druggist of Hazell, Pike county. Dr. Dil lon runs a small drug store in the town. Among those lounging in his store wer6 C, W. Dillcfn, the doctor's brother; Alex ander Houray and a companion. A fight aroso between C. W. Dillon and Houray over soma trifling matter. Dr. Dillon shot Houray and his companion. Ho has not been placed under arrest. Lovers Sleet a Violent Death. Fort Wayse, Nov. 29. Miss Sophia Heucher and Mr. Simon Roher, a young couple who were soon to be married, wera walking on the track of tho Pennsylvania railroad on their way to a dance. A train struck and knocked both over 100 feet, killing them instantly. Frederick Bowcnkamp, aged 55, was attacked by boys throwing snowballs in -front of his heme. One icy ball hit him in"the stomach, and ho fell dead. Ex-Governor Thomas A. Osborn for warded to Washington a big bundle of pe titions signed by 7,000 Kansans request ing congressional action in tho Waller case. Lord Warkworth, eldest son of Earl Per cy, has been electod to the seat in the house of common3 made vacant by the elevation of Sir Algernon Borthwick (now Lord GlsHcorse) to tho house cf lords. Financial Trouble Causes Suicide. Watertowx, N. Y., Nov. 29. Charles Purdy, a wealthy resident of Great Bend, committed suicide by cutting his throat With a knife. Ho was 60 years old and unmarried. Money matters are thought to be the cause. Killed by si Train. CJXBRICGF, Mass.. Nov. 29. John C. Leary, 50 years- -v f Millville was struck by an express -, -!;VX1 instant! v kille. - AN OMINOUS-WARCLOUD IT NOW HANGS THREATENING THE LEVANT. OVER Russia's Embassador Warns the Sultan. Warships of the Powers Slay Force the Dardanelles Turkish Troops In the Holy Hand More Massacres. Rome, Nov. 29. Important statements were made in the chamber of deputies by Premier Crispi and by Baron Blanc, Ital ian minister of foreign affairs, concerning questions of Italy's internal and foreign policy and especially her attitude toward Turkey and incidentally tho attitude of tho other powers. Regarding Turkey, the premier stated that the powers aro in accord, and he was confldont that the peace would not bo dis turDea. it it were disturbed, howover, Italy would not repeat her old mistakes, and would seo her rights safeguarded. Baron Blono followed tho premier with a long explanation of the Italian position on the Turkish question. He denied that Italy had attempted any isolatad action on this question, and asserted that her endeavors throughout had been devoted to converting concerted action by threo powers into concerted action by six pow ers. While tho European situation jra3 good, tho minister went on to say, the condition of affairs in tha Turkish prov inces remained troubled. The porte had addressed to the powers remarks if, in deed, they might not bo called reproaches hoping thereby to delay matters at the risk of again aggravating the situation. Baron Blanc concluded by saying: "The porte will commit an error if it thinks the present situation can bo solved by diplomatic discussions of past events when we are faco to face with tho atro cious deeds that havo provoked universal horror and with the peril of latent anarchy, to an outbreak of which at any moment Europe cannot leave herself exposed. " Each foreign squadron in Turkish wa ters was a door to open to civilization and beneficent influences those obscure regions whero mixed races were still deprived of the guarantees promised by Turkey to Eu rope. ' The porte would make a mistake in ex ercising, even in regard to tho additional guardship asked by the powers, the privi leges accorded to it by treaties to restrict naval protection in the pacific interests of tho powers. Baron Blanc wa3 greeted with cheers as he concluded his statement. . American Theological School Buraed. "Los-dos, Nov. S9. Tho Constantinople correspondent cf Tho Daily News tele graphs to his paper that the embassies there have learned that in the massacre at Marash on Nov. IS, 1,000 persons wero killed. The Christian quarters of the town were burned from threo points. The American Theological seminary was plun- j dered and burned, and two of thentuients r at that instiUiticn wers shot, one being ! fatally wounded. The hotels and board ina houses also were plundered. A letter received here describing the previous massacre says that before it com menced the town crier ordered the Chris tian shops to be opened under a penalty for refusal. It was then that the pillage and murder began. The writer of this let ter, who had been a great philo-Turk. adds that there was no sign of either a ris- ing or of resistance on the part of the' Christians. j The Daily News' correspondent in Con- ' stantinople also says that the embassioa hear from their consuls that all possibility of rendering assistance to the Sassounitos who were the victims of the outrages at that point has been ended, and that the Kurds are wiping them out of existenco j and have destroyed all the building3 which j have been erected by the expenditure of j the English relief fund. A similar story comes from the Van country, whero the ; disturbances continue as badly as over. A Vienna dispatch to The Daily Tele graph says that the proposed naval demon stration by the powers against Turkey ia now regarded as futile as a restraining influence. The latest news from the inte rior of Turkey has a depressing influence on the diplomatic circle. Reports have beon received that renewed attempts to massacre the surviving Armenians at Er- ! zorum have resulted in eight being killed. Some of tho prlosts, in sheer despair, aro advising their flocks to save their lives by embracing Islam. The whole of Syria and Palestine is flooded with Turkish soldiers, and in tho country between Jaffa and Jerusalem there are 60,000 troops, all ra'.sed within the last 20 days. Jerusalem is crowded with soldiers, and troops are being station ed in the tower of David, Pilate's palace and in the Wilderness, outside the Damas cus gate. j Russia Warns tine Sultan. Constantinople, Nov. 29. The Ital ian dispatch boat Archimedes has arrived at the entrance of the Dardanelles. She has not been allowed to pass in and is uovr awaiting the instructions of tho Ital ian government. M. Nelidoff, the Rus sian embassador to Turkey, has had an audience with tho sultan, during which he warned him that if serious disturb ances should occur at Constantinople, the foreign fleets would penetrate the Darda nelles. . Departure of the Minneapolis. Washington, Nov. 29. A telegram re ceived at the navy department stated that tho cruiser Minneapolis has 'passed out through tho Chesapeake capes bound for Turkey. Sho probably will make tho trip in about 15 days, touching perhaps first at Gibraltar for mail. Accidentally Killed His Daughter. Lincoln, Nfb., Nov. 29. A. H. Nich ols, a farmer living hero, accidentally killed his daughter. He was trying to sub due a fractious horse. Picking up a club, ho threw it at the animal, and it struck his little daughter on the head, killing her instautly. . Alexander Dumas' Will. Paris, Nov. 29. The will of the late Alexander Dumas prohibits the publica tion or the performance of any posthu mous work3 or plays which may be foiTd in his manuscripts. Married In Geneseo, Geneseo, N. Y., Nov. 29. Miss Esther Belle Minard was married to Mr. William Pedrick, Jr., passenger agent of tho Penn sylvania railroad at Atlantic City. BUFFETED BY GALES. Overdue Steamers ArrlTe at the Port oi Philadelphia. Philadelphia, Nov. 29. The Red Stat line steamer Illinois, Captain Beynon, has reaahed this port, a week overdue. The Illinois left Antwerp Nov. 6, and two days later was 8o?n southeast of Start point, since when, up to her arrival off the Delaware capes Wednesday morning, she has been buffeted by a succession of hard gales, reaching at times hurricane force, and swept by mountainous seas. The ship was kept on her course throughout the en tire time, but some days made scarcely a mile an hour. Her best day's work was 163 miles in the 24 hours, while the aver age runs did not reaoh 100 miles. For sev eral days during the height of the storms she made less than 50 miles in the day, while on one occasion only 34 knots were reeled off. Among her 283 passengers two deaths were reported one a man, and the second a child. Both deaths were the result of natural causes. The American liner Indiana, Captain Boggs, arrived from Liverpool after a tem pestuous voyage. On the -18th insL, dur ing a furious gale, oil was used on the port bow with successful results. The Earn line steamship Southery, Cap tain Harding, arrived from St. Jago with a cargo of iron ore. On board were expect ed two Cuban refugees, but the report ot their coming by this chip proved false. Ac cording to tho Southery, things in the vi cinity of St. Jago are getting very warm, and sympathy for the insurgents is grow ing all the time. BURNED TO DEATH. Signs of a Struggle Lead to Suspicious ot Foul Flay. Rutland, Mass., Nov. 29. George P. Calhoun went to Worcester, and, after re turning to his home, his barn was burned and he perished in the flames. 'His charred body was found in the ruins, and the fact that there were blood spots on the cellar wall and that his watch is missing leads the people of Rutland to bolieve that it is a case of foul play. Mr. Calhoun went to the barn to care for the horses. He was never seen alive after that. There aro several stories as to the time of the fire and when Mr. Cal houn went into the barn. Edward A. Sawyer, medical examiner of Gardner, who made a careful examina tion of the body and the surroundings, has been in consultation with District At torney Parker, and the origin of the fire and death of Mr. Calhoun will be investi gated. Convicted at Last. Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 29. The jury in the George Washington Davis murder case returiAd a verdict of guilty of murder in tho second degree. The orime for which Davis has been convicted on his third trial was wrecking the Rock Island pas senger train near Lincoln on the night of Aug. 20, 1S94. Eleven people were killed. Tho first attempt to convict him resulted in a mistrial. At the second attempt, aft er the state had nearly presented its case, Juror Sates was taken temporarily in sane, and a new venire was ordered and the case tried again. Objected to the Stars and Stripes. Toronto, Nov. 29. There are many American students attending the Ontario Veterinary college, and yesterday being Thanksgiving day across the line, they sought to honor the event by raising the stars and stripes in one of their lecture rooms. To this, however, the Canadian students objected, and rudely hauled down the flag, though they met with a vigorous resistance. Then ensued a free fight, sev eral on both sides being slightly injured, though none seriously. General Sangully's Trial Begun. Havana, Nov. 29. The trial of Gener al Julio Sanguily, the Cuban leader, who was arrested cn Feb. 24 by Governor Gen eral Calleja on the charge of illegal acta against the Spanish government, has be gun. General Sanguily has been confined in the Cabanas fortress. Among tho spec tators in the courtroom were Ramon O. Williams. United States consul general, and several ladies. Trolley Kills One; Injures Two. Baltimore, Nov. 29. A trolley car on the City and Suburban line crashed into a carriage of J. Hough Cottman, a promi nent merchandise broker, killing John Berry, the colored coachman, and severely injuring Mr. and Mrs. Cottman. Barn Burners at Work. CARLISLE, Pa., Nov. 29. The barn be longing to the Zeigler estate near here, together with eight horses and seven cows, was destroyed by fire. Loss, $8,000. The fire is believed to have been of incendiary origin. j Stevenson Again In Washington. Washington, Nov. 29. Vice President Stevenson, accompanied by his wife and daughters, arrived in Washington for the congressional season. They are quartered at the Normandie. Merchant Casner's Last Spree. Asbtjrt Park, N. J., Nov. 29. James Casner,' a merchant, shot himself here. Casner, it is said, had been on a spree, and, it is believed, remorse caused him to - take hi3 life. Wouldn't Lecture to One Man. Savannah, Nov. 29. Ex Congressman Bland was here to lecture on free silver. Only one seat had been sold, and Mr. Bland called tho lecture off. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Representative J. J. Wilson of Kossuth county, Ia., committed suicide. Peter Shoeran, while at work on the new bridge at Belvidere, N. J., fell from the structure to the giound, sustaining fatal Injuries. Fire in Detroit destroyed a five story apartment house, entailing a loss of $45,000. Many people wero in tho build ing, but all escaped. Mis3 Mary C. Philbrook, the first wom an lawyer in New Jersey, made her first professional appearance in the orphans' court' in Elizabeth. Jabez S. Balfour, who was'oonvicted in London of frauds in connection with the 'Lands Allotment company, was s8ntonccd to . 14 VRnrw' ronnl - Weather Forecast. Fair; warmer; southerly w,Inds. RATCLIFFE HICKS' BOMB. Wants to Be the Democratic Candidate for Governor. Hon Eatclifle Hicks is at Washington with his bride, and the correspondent of the Connecticut Associated Press wires : The democrats of Connecticut and particularlj' those who elected Mr Hicks to the legislature, will be pleased to learn that Mr Hicks is a candidate for governor. He will begin his campaign on his return from Pacific and will prose cute it with much vigor. He has abund ant faith in the future of the democracr of Connecticut. He is not at all cast down by the recent elections. He regards the late " elections as destined to prove of incalculable bene fit to the democratic cause. It shows that the democratic partj- will tolerate neither bossism nor unsound money. With proper organization he sees no reason why Connecticut should not be come a fixture in the democratic ranks. He iutends to do his utmost to make it such. MER1DEN PEOPLE UNEASY. Disturbed by a Report of Changes in the Consolidated Road's Line. In connection with the purchase of the control of the Merideu, Waterbury and Connecticut River railroad by the 'Con solidated road, comes a report that the Consolidated road managers have been considering a proposition to get rid of severel dangerous grade crossings in Meriden by abandoning the present route through the city, passiug around it to the westward, on the Merideu, Waterbury and Connecticut River tracks aud striking the main line again down in the Yalesville section. There are no grade crossings on the Meriden, Water bury and Connecticut River road in Meriden, and the expense of laying a double track and connecting with the main line would be ih'tinitely less than that of eliminating the present grade crossings within the city limits. The report has given Meriden people some uneasiness, although it is said that there is no immediate prospect of a change of route. An Aged Woman's Suicide. Mrs Eliza A. Russell .Griswold of MancT aster died yesterday morning a little before 7 o'clock from the efiects of a dose of laudanum which she took about four hours before. Mrs. Griswold was 70 3'ears old and was a highly re sftectable woman. Child Burned to Death. Xevy BiiiTAix, Xov 29. The infant child of Charles Cook of Park street was burned to death this morning. The child set its clothing on fire with a red hot poker which it took from the stove. .7 Women as Magnets. "You don't believe these stories about women being human magnets, do you?" Dora asked. "Some of them are mighty attract ive," David said, looking at her keenly. Dora blushed. "I don't mean that," she said. "I mean their doing 6uch great things lifting half a dozen men and all those tricks. Do you believe it?" "Well, I don't know," David reflect ively answered., "I saw a woman today she wasn't more than 5 feet high and slight at that I saw her just lift a fin ger it was right in the street, crowds of people around her sho raised ,her finger and and" "Well, for pity sakes what?" ex claimed Dora impatiently. "Don't be so long about it." "I don't go so far as to say she had electrical powers," David pursued calm ly. "I won't undertake to explain what it was, but this much I can vouch for, for I saw it with my own eyes tho mo ment she raised that littlo finger it had a dainty pink nail on it a heavily load ed street car that was passing came to an instant stop." But Dora,xwith heightened color, de clared that if ever another woman lived who was married to so mean a man, all she had got to say was that sho pitied her. New York Recorder. She Got an Answer. The son of an English carl, staying in Vienna, was ono evening at a dinner to which also had been invited some of tho most distinguished ladias and gentlemen of that city. One of the ladies, noted even among her intimate friends for say ing shrewd but ungracious things, con sidered tho Englishman worthy cf her somewhat embarrassing observations and smilingly asked him how it was that the English people generally spoke French so indifferently. "Why, my lord," eho added, encour aged by the smiles of some cf the oth ers, ".'e Austrians use that tongue with the same freedom as wo dc our n a tire language." "Madam.6," was the biting rejoinder she had little anticipated, "I can only account for it by tho fact that you have twice entertained the French army in j your capital, and wo have never permit ted theru to enter oursl" Squaring the Circle. Onocf tho problems that are as old r.s tho science of mathematics is that cf "squaring tho circle." By squaring the circle is meant tho problem cf finding the sides cf a square exactly equal in area to a circle cf given diameter. To do this, either by elementary geometry or by expressing it arithemetically in commensurable numbers, has baen found to be an impossibility. In other words, tha ratio between the diameter and the circumference of a circl9 cannot bo ex actly found, oven though in the division tho decimal be carried out to 10.000 figures. The above being the exact facts in tho case, we will say that the problem of "squaring the circle" is one that has long been given up . by tho mathema ticians as insolubia. St. Louis Repub lic. ' - WHAT A LITTLE BIRD SAYS. Kelly the Baker Will Lead a Bachelor Life No Longer. Thomas Kelly, the well-kuown baker, and Miss Margaret Bergin of Jewelry street, for several years forelady and secretary for Mr. Kelly, will be married at 5 :30 o'clock to-morrow morning bv the Rev. Father Lawless of St. Patrick's church. They will leave on the G:03 train for an extended ocean tour. LIBEL SUIT. " Brought By a New Haven Man Against the Palladium. New Haven, Xov. 29. Dennis T. Carney, registrar of voters, to-dar brought suit for libel against the Xevv Haven Palladium in the sum of 10,000. The alleged libel was printed yesterday in an account of Wednesday night's democratic caucus. WANTS CASE TRANSFERRED. Secretary Thrasher Will Ask to Be Tried Before the Superler Court. Secretary S. P. Trasher of the Law and Order league said to-day - in regard to the suit of Walter Scott: "I have the right to ask that the case be transferred from the Water bury district court to the superior court and shall do so. I shall be readv to defend myself on the day of the trial, and people will see that I knew what I was talking about. I am not losing sleep over the matter." SHOOTING MATCHES. The Way Thanksgiving Day Used to m Observed. ' In olden times the shooting match was the favorite Thanksgiving dav diversion. Farmers took this' method of "disposing of their feathered beauties, furnishing sport for the city folks, besides realizing a handsome profit. The following post er, which was handed to the Democrat yesterday, maj- revive old memories : Siiootixg Match. There will be a shooting match at Prospect center on Wednesday, Xovem her 25, to begin at 8 o'clok a. m. Ileus, 9 rods, at G cents, turkeys, 23 rods, 12X cents per shot. Sportsmen invited to attend. Miles B. Ford. Prospect, Xov 14, 1S1G. In those days Mr Ford's farm was a favorite spot on Thanksgiving day, and some of the old residents of Wa.erbury could tell interesting stories of the good times they used to have there shooting "'birds" and drinking cider. Tire at New Haven. New Haven, Xov 29. A two-story frame tenement house, occupied by Italian families on Putnam street, near Water, was almost entirely gutted by fire early this morning. The Cause of the fire was the explosion of an oil lamp. The tenants escaped in their night clothing, but saved very little of their household goods. The loss is about 1,000. A Man Found Drowned. Xew Haven, Xov. 29. The bodv of a man was discovered in the water at the breakwater yesterday.- It was wedged between two huge boulders and could not be removed. It is believed that it is the body of the man who jumped from the Fall River boat about a month ago. Railroad Purchases Land. Stamiord, Xov. 29. The property of theFerguioj he:rs which was recently the subject of litigation in condemna tion proceedings brought by the Xew York, Xew Haven fc Hartford railroad, has been purchased by the latter for about 85,000. ReeTes Declined to Presecute. IIartfobd, Xov 29. Edward Bay, of Alexander Salvini's company, and Mrs Adelia E. Beeves, of the "Light on the Point" company, who were arrested on Xov 25 on complaint of William S. Beeves, the woman's husband, who U manager of "Hands Across the Sea,' were discharged in the police court. Beeves refused to prosecute them. Fire in Thompsonville. Fire gutted the saloon of John Flan nagan in Thompsonville yesterday. The loss is placed at $500, and is fully cov ered by insurauce. A Negro Found Dead in the Woods. Stamford, Xov 29. Jeremiah Lock wood, a negro, -40 years old, was found on the street one day this week suffering from an epileptic fit. He was taken home and the next morniDg he started" for the farm, three miles north of here, where he was to work. Yesterday af ternoon his dead body was found in the woods Bridge Deemed Unsafe.. The Hartford Street Bailway company has issued orders that no cars shall run over the temporary bridge over the Con necticut river. The waters of the river are high at this time and the officials of the company fear that the swift current3 have wcakned the structure. CITY NEWS. Travel on the railroads was quite heavy last night with people returning from Thanksgiving visits. Sutton Vane's great molo-drama, "The Cotton King," will be produced at the opera house on Tuesday evening. II. M. Bronson. general ;agent for the new history of Waterbury, is having re markable success in disposing of the work. Although on the road but a short time, he has already succeeded in securing eight hundred subscribers and orders are constantly coming from dif ferent states in the uniou. There are three vprices, S, 12 and $15, ac cording to the quality of the binding. It is an interesting work aud will, no doubt, have an immensely large sale iu Waterbuiy. The work will be ready for delivery on or before January 1, and is something which should be iu every house. The pictures of the green and other places about town, which show what things here looked like half a cen tury ago, are worth the price of the volumes. V.