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Hkmocta VOL. X. NO. 195. W A.TERBURY, CONN., FRIDAY, JULY 23 1897. PHICE TWO CENTS MARCH OS THE MINES Pennsylvania Strikers Brlns Out tho Men at Worlc TROUBLE MAY OCCUR AT 151 TIME. Kile New AutlioreeniDg' Law Just P&uid L Is to Ba rally Tested The Coke Kencion Not Likely to Be come a Factor. , Pittsburg, July 23. Excitement is at fever heat in local miners' circles. About 600 miners from the Finleyville district have marched on the Bunola mines and succeeded in bringing out the men at work. Sheriff Lowry of this county has a force of deputies rsady for duty at a moment's notice, uid trouble is looked for at any time. The deputies are in readiness to go to the mines of the Nw York and Cleve land Cas Coal company. A march on the Turtle Cre. Plum Creek and Candy Creek mines is expected at any time. It is learned from reliable authori , ty that such a march is in contempla tion, but will not take place until to morrow. At Canonsburg it Is reported that 1,000 men will march to the Cook mines and stay there until the diggers come out. Sheriff Clark of Washington county is on hand with a large number of depu ties, and trouble 1b expected if the strikers attempt to force the men to Quit work. ' The miners' leaders continue at. work 111 an effort to stop work, but dispatches from Uniontown and Dunbar Indicate that they are meatlng with poor suc cess. A Uniontown dispatch says the loaders are very much disheartened and admit privately that they have failed to create any strike sympathy. Coke Men Not Likely to Join. The Red Stone miners. It Is claimed, will be back next week. Dunbar dls- f latches say there Is very little probabil ty that the coke region will become a factor In the Btrike. : The new state law to compel opera tors to weigh the coal before it is foreaned and to pay the miners on its basis is to be tested to Its fullest ex tent, and the whole uniformity agree ment hinges on this test. A large num ber of operators are putting In scales o as to weigh the coal according to khe new law, but others are preparing to fight It. Among the latter Is W. P. t9 Armitt, who says the law can be abrogated by the right of private con traot. and he intends to test it by the contraot he has with his men. Under this contract he agrees to pay his men li cents per 2,000 pounds of coal, screened over a one-half inoh screen, with nothing to be paid for coal drop ping; through said screen. He claims the miner has a right to mine coal to bo paid after screening, and that the operator can also pay the miner in this fashion. A member of the arbitration commis sion said that the new antlscreening law would cut a figure in the new agreement, and the law will be thor oughly tested before it is Incorporated to the agreement. 'Tho arbitrators are at work among jfhe Pittsburg operators, and they are trying every means to bring about a meeting of the operators. So far they have been unsuccessful in arranging for a meeting, but It is hoped to accom plish this shortly. Mayor Ford said that he had not consented to call a meeting and would not do so, although It had been suggested to him that such a proceeding would be the best thing to do under the circumstances. A Wheeling dispatch says the miners at the Boggs mines refused to come out when requested by a committee of strikers to do so, and arrangements are fcoing made for a demonstration of trliers. While it is declared to be a peaceful demonstration another refusal to come out may precipitate trouble. Armed Deputios Guard JHlnes. Fairmont, W. Va., July 23. Armed Iflaputy sheriffs of the county now guard the Hite mine at Kings, three miles above here on the Tygarts Valley river, tfhe sheriff was called there yesterday afternoon, as the operators feared an outbreak, but no arrests were made. The drivers at that mine Joined the etrikers as a result of the efforts of Crawford Temple, a Monongah miner, who since Joining the union has proved as efficient a missionary as the organ izers could desire. The operators secur ed new drivers in an hour, and soon after over half of the miners came out. Then the second lot of drivers threw Up their positions, and some of the men began stoning the miners, who were forced to leave their work and who had assembled in front of the mine. Rolf Hite, the superintendent, soon had his Winchester in his hands, and three shots quenched the enthusiasm of all the strikers but one, who made for Hite with a pick, but he was driven oft at the point of a revolver. The op erators, however, feared another out break and called on the county officials for aid. Organizers are there, and they eay all the men will join the strikers, but Hite stated that all or moat of the toen would continue at work. "At our conference," said President iRatchford, "it was decided to give the F alrmont district more attention, as we feel confident that the miners can be got out." Kallrosds Confiscate More Coal. Kansas City, July 23. Local packing houses are laying up extra stores of coal. Swift & Co. and Jacob Dold & Co. have begun putting in extra sup plies as fast as possible. The Armour Packing company is unloading coal in all the available space about its docks. It has already received abowt 150 car loads, enough to supply it for about seven days. Although coal is becoming Very scarce, prices to regular custom ers have not yet gone up. The railroads, taking advantage of the privilege the government gives them, are already ap propriating for their own use some of the coal shipped into Kansas City. They are reported to have seized for their own use about 800 carloads so far, which they are loading and nailing A COURT MARTIAL. An American Citizen Tried at Havana In the Piesenoe of General tee. Havana, July 23. The trial of Manuel Fernandez Chaqueilo, an American citi zen, by ordinary court martial took place at the Jail In this city. The prosecutor asked that sentence of death be Imposed, but the court did not ren der a verdict. United States Consul General Lee was present at the trial as a private citizen. He made no pro test, as the proceedings were in strict conformity with the third article of the protocol of Jan. 12, 1877. Chaqueilo, who is 21 years old, was captured on July 9, 1896, near Jaruco, about 20 miles east of Havana. He had landed three days before with an expedition and was captured during an engagement between the band of in surgents which he Joined and a party of Spanish troops under Colonel Ochoa. He was born in Key West and has been confined in the Cabanas fortress since his capture. After tho trial of Chaqueilo General Lee raid a soolal visit to Captain Gen eral Weyler and was very cordially re ceived, and a pleasant chat between the consul general and General Weyler took place. DECISION IN TROLLEY CASE. A Court of Appeals Verdict AfTeots All tho Roads In tho Country. New York, July 23. In the circuit court of appeals for this circuit a de cision has been handed down in the case of the Thomson-Houston Elec trical company versus Hoosick Railway company. In this decision, which was written by Judge Wallace, all of the Judges concurring, the court held that the Van Depoele trolley patent la in valid by reason of the same Invention having been described and disclosed in an earlier patent to Van Depoele. The decision therefore Invalidates the patent because it was claimed to cover broadly the Idea of the undercurrent trolley on an overhead wire. The court's finding affects all the trolley railways of the oountry, as the patent may be now used by any one without paying royalty. A TOWER ON FIRE. Excitement Caused ny a Blazing Struc ture In England. London, July 23. A dispatch from Blackpool, Lancashire, says a fire broke out in the top of the Eiffel tower, 350 feet high, which was erected on the promenade at that place four years ago. A strong sea breeze fanned the flames, which spread rapidly through the upper part of the structure, and great masses of burning timber and iron fell with terrific crarhes upon the roofs of the pleasure buildings In the gardens -below. Thousands of persons turned out to watch the fire, and there were contin ual stampedes, caused by the fear that the heat, which was intense, would dis turb the equilibrium of the tower and that the whole structure would fall. The Hope at Sydney, C. B. Sydney, C. B., July 23. The steamer Hope, with Lieutenant R. E. Peary and party, on their Greenland expedition, has arrived here, having made the run from Boston lightship in 72 hours. All on board are well. The coal supply for the expedition will be taken on board here, and it is expected the steamer will sail today. The first stopping place after leaving here, it is expected, will be Cape York, in 76 north latitude, where arrangements are to be made with the Eskimos, who will go with Mr. Peary when he returns next year to at tempt to reach the north pole. From Cape York several places on the Green land coast will be visited before the return this fall. Dr. Egffleston Not Injnred. New York, July 23. The announce ment, conspicuously made In a Phila delphia newspaper, that Dr. Edward Eggleston, the novelist and historian, lay in a Yonkers hospital with a com pound fracture of the skull and with very small hopes of his recovery, cre ated great excitement among his friends in this city. Inquiry, however, disclosed the fact that the announce ment was entirely without foundation. Dr. Eggleston is In perfect health at his cottage. The Owl's Nest, on Dun ham bay. Lake George. Sudden Death on a Train. Buffalo, July 23. Frederick' Parker, 6aid to be a resident of Ogdensburg and traveler for the New York house of Ab bey & Imbric, had an engagement to go fishing with a friend at Niagara Falls. When the train reached Ni agara Falls, all the passengers but Parker passed out. Trainmen went to awake him and found him bolt upright In his seat dead. Heart disease is pro nounced to be the cause of his death. Skflll I'rnctnrcd by a Door. Albany, July 23. Charles A. Graul, a "tourist." whose wife lives at Stephen ville, Sullivan county, and who has a brother In New York city, had his skull badly fractured by a freight car door slamming on his cranium when the train was south of Albany. The strange feature of the case is that he walked about a mile to tho City hos pital, and the physicians say that he will die. Drowned In take Champlain, Plattsburg, N. Y., July 23. Napoleon Veo and his 13-year-old son Henry have been drowned In Lake Champlain. 1 The boy, who could not swim, went into the water first and soon called to his father for help. Veo went to the boy's assistance, but after going down did not come up to tho surface. The bod ies were recovered. The boy's body was found resting on his parent's feet. College President Kesifrns. Providence, July 23. President E. B. Andrews of Brown university has sent a letter- to the faculty resigning his office. The letter was in response to a ; communication sent to President An I drews by the special committee ap pointed by $he trusieeji am fellio,wse- ' , THE YUKON DISTRICT Englishmen Amcloua to Get to tb.e Mining iteglons. CM ENGLAND EXCLUDE AMERICANS ? British Officials Say There Is Nothing; In the Treaties to Prevent Such Action, hut It Is Unlikely Such a Step WU1 Bo Taken. London, July 23. Sir Donald Alex ander Smith, the Canadian high com missioner in London, has been besieged for several days past by inquirers who desire to go to the Yukon mining dis tricts. Most of the applicants for in formation are young men without raoiwy who are employed on farms and In factorial. Would be emigrants of this class are urged to stay at home, but hardy men with a capital of 100 or more are encouraged to leave for the goldflelds. Several solid London capitalists are Interesting themselves In the mining territory and are making Investigations with a view of organizing mining com panies. Experts have been dispatched to inspect the region. Sir Donald Smith has Issued a pam phlet containing much information concerning the new goldflelds. Regarding the suggested exclusion of Americans from the Yukon region, offi cials here say there is nothing in the treaties between Great Britain and the United States to prevent such action ou the part of the British government, but that, as a matter of policy, it is un likely that the step will be taken. Various steamship companies report that few persons have left England for the new goldflelds thus far. This is probably due to monetary considerations. Gold on American Foil. San Francisco, July 23. The steam ship Excelsior leaves for Alaska on July 28. When she returns, she will bring between $5,000,000 and $6,000,000 in gold dust. This amount has been consigned to the Wells Fargo Express company, aa was learned yesterday through ad vices received from St. Michaels. This sum represents the clean up of the miners who remain on the Yukon Instead of returning home. None of it has b-en counted in with the fortunes recently brought to this country by successful miners. The Excelsior is expected to return here about Sept. 5, and the present excitement is mild compared with the craze which will follow the arrival of all this gold. By the steamship Umatilla, which has arrived here from Puget souiid ports, came about $200,000 worth of Alaska gold. Most of this was from Seattle and was consigned to the Wells Fargo company. Returning miners declare that star tling discoveries of gold may shortly be looked for in Alaska in territory which belongs unquestionably to the United States. A report is received from St. Michaels of two very recent discover ies below Forty Mile, in Alaska terri tory. Many miners are going to these places in preference to the Klondike. These two discoveries were made on American and Minook creeks. It i3 be lieved that since the last news was re ceived from these points much greater developments have been made. Infor mation may yet be received from there which will cause a great portion of the rush northward to be diverted to Amer ican rather than to British territory. The Boundary Question. Ottawa, July 23. The attention of the government has been called to the claims advanced in the United States press that the Yukon goldflelds are in merican territory. The ministers are etlcent. It is learned, however, that he government regards the convention inder which the boundary commission .vas appointed as being of the nature of x treaty and that any act in contra vention of that convention would be re garded as the equivalent to the de lunciatlon of a treaty. The govern nent regards the delineation of bound ary on the basis of the Mount St. Ellas ine as a scientific proposition, but ad nits that the ownership of some of the slands on the coast may be subject for irgument. This ownership depends upon the juestion whether the coast line 13 to 'ollow all indentations of tho coast, or vhether the distance from headland o headland is six miles the coast line a to be taken as the line drawn from u-adland to headland. As regards future proceedings, the ;tatement is made that for 22 years Canada has been anxious to have the loundary line clearly and finally set led, and any feasible and amicable uoposilion to effect this will bo seri jusly considered. Medal of Honor Awarded. Washington, July 23. A medal' of honor lias been awarded to Brevet Colo nel Andrew McGonnlle of Ashevllle, M. C who at Cedar Creek, Va., while ncting chief quartermaster of General Sheridan's forces, operating in the Shenandoah valley, was severely wound ed while leading a brigade of infantry ,n that field and was commended for he greatest gallantry by General Sherl ian. Body Found In the Hirer. Hartford, July 23. The body of Hen ry Trainor has been found in the Con necticut river near the New England -nilroad bridge. Trainor was identi fied by his brother shortly after the 'lody was taken to the morgue. It is laid that Trainor had been demented nd had once tried to throw himself nto the river, but had been prevented. Me had been missing since Sunday. DON'T LIKE THE ALIEN LAW. Philadelphia Chinamen Will Fight the One Eocontly Passed. Philadelphia, July 23. The Chinese of this city Intend to fiyrht to the end against the enforcement of the recently enactad alien tax law of this state, by which every alien is compelled to pay a tax of 3 cents a day while working until such time as he shall become an Amer 'can citizen. Rev. Frederic Poole, local missionary to the Chinese, has gone to N'ew York to consult with Chung Eng l"ze, the Chinese consul, as to the best manner in which to fight the law. Missionary Poole and Lee Toy, the mayor of Chinatown, will carry the matter, if necessary, to the United States supreme c-ourt to settle the point (vhether or not in the case of Chinamen who are refused citizenship It is consti tutional to tax them because they are not citizens. Preparations are being made to carry Into court the case of Toy C. Lee, a young Chinaman who is learning the construction of looomotives t Baldwin's works. CHARGED WITH ROBBERY. Arrested on n ChaTge of Stealing Dia monds In Plalnfleld, N. J. Plainfleld, N. J., July 23. James Dur can, who six months ago eloped from Salt Lake City with the daughter of a wealthy citizen, has been arrested here charged with stealing $S00 worth of Jewelry and diamonds from Harry C. Marshall, a laundryman of this city, on July 1. State Detective John Blackford visit ed many of tho pawnbrokers in New S"ork in search of the missing articles, and a day or two ago he says that he iiscovered that Brookheimer of New York had one of the diamond rings. His description of the young man tal lied with Smedberg, who was already under suspicion, and the arrest follow ed Just after Smedberg had parted with his young wifo at their home In thia place. Coal Miners Off to the Goldflelds. Victoria, B. C, July 23. A special to The Times from Nanaimo says: Many coal miners have left here for Victoria on their way to the Yukon. Some 30 of the best miners in the pits of the Van couver Coal company have thrown down their picks to prepare to leave for the promised land. On every corner, up street and down street, common conversation Is the Yukon. Many are trying to raise money on property which cost them over $1,500 and been unsuccessful, even to the amount of one-third of the original cost. Among those who will go are Thomas Keith, ex-member of parliament; J. McKen zie, for many years special correspond ent of The Times; Alderman Arthur Wilson and about B0 others, who will bid adieu to Nanaimo within the next fliree weeks. Every effort Is being made in Victoria and other provincial cities to have Canadian customs officers sent up to collect duty on American goods. It is expected that officers will go up on the next steamer. The Vitriol Victim Dead. Parkersburg, W. Va., July 23. W!l :lam A. Beattie, the wealthy oil op erator, victim of tho vengeance of Mrs. Edna Hitchins, who thr.v vitriol on him three weeks ago, is d?ad. His wife left several days aga without see ing him. Mrs. Hitchins is still at larsre. y Some War items, Athens. July 28. The Turkish mili tary authorities have ordered the sur render of the Volo Larlssa railway to the Greek railway officials within eight days. It is stated that the e'acuatlon of Thessaly has already commenced. Eight regiments ot Turkish troops from Domoko have passed Larlssa en route for Elassona. Several officers have started for Salonika. Edhem Pasha, commander in chief of the Turkish troops In Thessaly, is expected to ar rive at Volo shortly to superintend the evacuation. General Smolenitz, com manding the Greek forces at Arta, has been summoned to Athens. Autopsy on Supposed Murdered Man. Provideme, July 23. The autopsy up on the body of Police Constable Al fred A. Johnson of Warwick, who died from the. effects of a fight with Con stable Charles Ballou and his son Wal ter, has been held. The examination disclosed the fact thift death was due to cerebral hemorrhage and a fracture of the skull. New Gunboat at Washington. Washington, July 23. The new gun boat Helena has arrived at the Wash ington navy yard, being the first actual warship in many years to reach the capital city. She is to receive here a s'lver service from the citizens of Mon tana. The arrangements have been left to Senator Carter and Captain Swin burne. Arretted on a Serious Chare. Gloversville, N. Y., July 23. David S. Thompson, a prominent dry goods mer chant, has been arreHted charged with obtaining money under false pretenses from Mrs. E. J. Brown in 1894. He was held In $3,000Wmd. New York Mnrkots. FLOUR State and western quiet and i shade easier; city mills patents, $5 ;.20; winter patents, $4.404.70; city nllls clears, $4.704.S5; winter straights H(4.23. WHEAT No. 2 red opened easier un Jer weak cables and declined all the morning on long selling; July 85 !3c; September, "SHGOsjc. RYE Steady; No. 2 western, 39 10c., c. I. f., Buffalo. CORN No. 2 dull and easier with wheat; September, 3131c.; Decem ber, 33M,c. OATS No. 2 neglected and nominal; iraok, white, stato, 23V3t30c.; track', Ahite, western, 23V-!30c. PORK Quiet; mess, $7.7508.25; fam ily, $9.2G9.75. LARD Dull; prime western steam, 54.35, nominal. BUTTER Dull; stato dairy, 1014c; state creamery, ll15c. CHEESE Quiet; state, large, 7 ro.; small, 7Jf-7$ic. EOGS Quiet; state and Pennsylva nia, 12M.13c; western, HV4J?12c. SUGAR Raw firm; fair refining, iVac: centrifugal, 9G test, 3c; refined Jrraer; crushed, 5'2c. ; powdered, B 3-16c. TURPENTINE Steady at 2Gt(2Gc. MOLASSES Quiet; New Orleans" 22 28c. RICE Steady; domestic, 46o.; lapau iiiJffiiiSiC. ' - . ' FOR THEFINAL VOTE Republican Senators Want Time Set For Ballot on Tariff THE FIRST DEFIMTE MOVE MADE, Senator Allison Will Protract tho Sessions In Order to Obtain a Vote The Debate Was Participated In by Several Senators. Washington, July 23. Shortly before the senate adjourned Senator Allison, in charge of the tariff bill, made a strong effort to have a time fixed for the final vote on the tariff conference report. Failing in this, Mr. Allison gave notice that today's session would be protracted with a view to securing a vote. It was the first definite move ment made thus far toward bringing the debate to a close. Mr. Allison's first proposition was for a vote at 5 o'clock this afternoon, but this was objected to by Mr. Pettus of Alabama. Then he proposed a vote some time be fore adjournment, which was objected to by Mr. Morgan. The suggestion of Saturday at 1 o'clock met with like objection from Mr. Morgan. The Alabama senator ex plained his last objection by stating that he thought all debate on the re port would be exhausted today, so that It was needless to make an agree ment in advance. Finding that there was no disposition to reach an agree ment, Mr. Allison finally gave notice that hereafter, while the report was pending, the senate would not adjourn at 5 o'clock without a yea and nay vote. The debate on the report was par ticipated in by Senators Chilton of Texas, Jones of Arkansas and Petti grew of South Dakota in opposition, while Mr. Aldrlch took frequent occa sion to defend the report against the criticism of these senators. The President's Vacation. Washington, July 23. President Mc Kinley will leave Washington next Wednesday for his summer vacation on Lake Champlain provided congress ad journs In time to permit it. He will proceed directly to Plattsburg, on the west side of the lake, not stopping at any intermediate point if it is possible to avoid so doing. It is the Intention of the president to have all official announcements of ex ecutive action taken while he is on his vacation made through the regular ma chinery at Washington, his purpose be ing to secure relief from the cares of business as far as possible. Secretary Sherman has arranged to leave Washington for Amagansett, on Long Island, today. His daughter. Mrs. McCallum, is summeriirg at thai place, and the secretary expects the change in climate will assist him in re covering his health. Second Assistant Secretary A. A. Adee will act as secretary of state in the absence of Secretary Sherman and Assistant Secretary Day. The Senl Question. Washington, July 23. The Mexican government, through Mr. Romero, the Mexican minister, has advised the de partment of state that his government will render all the aid possible to the commissioners of the government in their investigation to determine wheth er the seals on the island of Guada lupe are the same as those which breed in the Pribilof archipelago. The contention of our government in the correspondence with Great Britain has bocn that they are not the same. The British experts have pointed out the number of seals in the vicinity of Guadalupe island as proof that the seal herds have not diminished in number, alleging that they are the same seals that migrate in the summer to Bering jea. The fact to be developed is for the use of the commission, which probably will meet in Washington next fall, if General Foster succeeds In his mission. Secretary 6herraan and the Hay Letter. Washington, July 23. The attention if Secretary Sherman was directed to he published statement that he had ieen induced to sign the letter of In structions to Embassador Hay relative o the seal controversy which has so excited the British press only under se vere pressure and against his own iudgment. The secretary had Just come Lo the state department after an Illness if a few days' duration, but that he had kept himself informed during his stay at home of the affairs of the day was evident from the fact that he had already read the story and was prepar ed to enter a prompt and specific denial of the allegation. He said that there was not a word of truth in it and that as a matter of fact he had been in per fect accord with the president in every step of the correspondence relating to the seal question. Heavy Floods In Minnesota Ada. Minn., July 23. The worst floods in the history of this section are now on here. Long continued rains amounting to five Inches, coming at a time when the ground was thoroughly soaked, have flooded half of Norman county. The water rose unprecedent ed. Fields whore Monday the grain was waving four feet high are now Un de.r water, covering the heads of the wheat. The water rose so fast at Ada 'hat people were rescued In boats. The lamage is especially severe on farmers who had trouble last year from floods. It is feared the Red river will not be able to carry off tho water and that the lowlands and wheat farms will be Hooded from Hendrxim north for miles. Sudden lcutii of it Physician. Providence, July 23. Dr. George D. Wilcox, one of Rhode Island's most noted physicians, a member of the Brit ish Homeopathic Medical society, Lon don, and correspondent of Mitglled des Homeopathischen Central vereins of Leipsic, died suddenly of heart disease at his home in this city. He was born in West Greenwich on Aug. 28, 1825. In 18D6 he began practice In Providence, later studied in Germany and Lxmdon iiild returned hcrelB 1SU0. . STATE OFFERS $1,000 REWARD, For the Arrest of the Murderers of Farmer Nichols. Bridgeport, July 23. The excitement caused by the George M. Nichols mur der and mbbery has not abated In the least yet, and the officers are making a. thorough search for the men who did the deed. The people in the neigh borhood of the scene of the crime are assisting the officers every way In their power. Miss Nichols at last ac counts was doing nicely, although she is not yet out of danger. The physi cians say her chances for recovery are very good. This morning Medical Examiner Godfrey pei-forkied an au topsy and announced that death was due to strangulation, and internal hemorrhage caused by a bullet wound inflicted by unknown parties Bridgeport, Conn., July 23. George Marcus Nichols, an aged and wealthy esident of the town of Trumbull, liv ng in the neighborhood known as Dan els Farms, was murdered in cold blood esterday morning by two masked bur rlars. His sister Mary, aged 55 years, the nly other occupant of the house at the lme, was also shot, but is still alive, nd there is a chance of her recovery. Mr. Nichols was awakened by a noise utside the house. He looked out the ,-indow and saw a light near the chick n coops In the rear of the house. He ailed his sister, and together they made . search. No intruders were found, and they re timed to the house. They had fasten d the kitchen door after coming in nd were about to retire to their bed ooms when a crash came at the door, nd it flew open, and two men, both nasked, each with a revolver In hit and, stepped through the doorway into he kitchen. Without a word being: spoken one of he robbers fired. The aim was true, ind Mr. Nichols fell, with a bullet In his breast. Then fire was opened on the woman. Three shots were fired, one passing through the woman's neck. She fell to the floor. Nichols was not killed instantly and managed to crawl to a sofa at the side of the room. Told Where the Money Was. Miss Nichols was unconscious, but the robbers brought water and revived her. Then they made a demand for money, saying If she would give them $00 they would leave. She had 86? in her room, and so told the robbc-rs. They assisted her to the room, and she secured the money and gave It to them. They then demanded more money and forced her to go to her brother's room, where they secured $100. After securing the money the robbers placed Nichols, who was (lyingr, on the sofa and gave him a drink of water. One of the men then went to the cel lar and secured two bottles of cider and from the pantry took pie and cake and brought it to the room where their vic tims were and sat down to the table and ate a hearty meal. They seemed to be familiar with the locality and asked about a Corkin family living soma dis tance down the road, and also if they were In the habit of keeping money In the house. After remaining in the house for more than an hour they left after telling Miss Nichols that they would leave ,vord with some of the neighbors to come and help her. MIsa Nichols man aged to crawl to the window and could see that the men drove away in a team which had been hitched in a dark spot under some trees. After the robbers had gone she turned her attention to her brother. By this time he was un ible to speak, and she was too weak to render him assistance, so she watched iy his side until he died, a short time after the robbers left. When daylight 'ame, she mustered all her strength am tarted for a neighbor's house. Unconscious on the Boat, She had gone about half the distance n'hen her strength gave out, and she fell unconscious to the ground. She was "ound by a man soon after daylight who was on his way to the Nichols home. Miss Nichols revived and after a time was able to tell the story. She says she would be able to Identify one of the robbers, as while he was In the room his mask become disarranged, and she could see his face very plainly. Both jnen were of heavy build, and the one she saw was very dark, with very heavy, dark eyebrows. The tragedy has caused a great sen sation in Trumbull, and almost the en tire male population of the town is out searching for the murderers. Nichols was wealthy and a prominent citizen; but, as is the custom in the country, lived almost alone and in a very simple style. Governor Offers a Keward. Fessenden telegraphed to Governor Cooke this morning, a.sking him to offer a reward for the arrest of the murderers of Farmer Nichols. He sai'd t'h'ere was a statute adopted in 1875, and which Is still in force, which says the governor of the state can of fer a reward as high as $3,000 in such cases. Later, word was received from the governor, saying that the state would offer a reward, ot $1,000. They Are Old Offenders. Pouglikeepsle, July 23. The police authorities of Duchess county think that the men who committed robbery and murder in the town of Trumbull yesterday, are Leonard Mason and James, alias "Bubbles," Shanahan, the Ijamorle robbers, who oomimitted a series of burglaries in Duchess county last "winter, and for whose arrest a re ward of $300 has been offered. The police says their methods of operation are about the same, a:nd th meagre description, of the men -which has been sent out eeenis to tally with these men. Ia the burglaries commi'tted here they were assisted by Andy Mc Cabe, who was captured and sent to prison. In his statement 'he 6aid that he heard Mason, on several occasions say ho was going to Bridgeport, as ie hAd relatives Jiving there, i , ( WORK FOR THE FIRE HORSES. Hard Work Climbing the Hills After the Recent Storm. The fire department had a run thia ' morning which will practically cripplo the department for a few days. liox 251 at the corner of Round Hill and Ward streets, was rung at 10 o'clock and the apparatus from houses 1 and 2 started up the hill. The fire was, found to be in a one) family house at the top of Long hill and at least a half mile from the location of the box. The roads were in a frightful condition and yie horses were badly handicapped, so much so that Chief Snagg would not allow the whole apparatus to try the steep grade. He sent the two hose teams back and doubled up on the chemical engine which he sent up the hill. The house on lire was occupied by a family named Jackson and is owned by Judge Cowell. The fire1 caught from a defective chimney and the chemical engine soon extingusihed the blaze. Chief Snagg said it was too bad that the Burton street house was not fully equipped as it would have saved the other horses. As a conse quence of the run last night and the hard pull to-day, the horses on the steamer and truck will be unfit for use for several days. An alarm of fire was sent in last' night from box 25, corner of North Main and North streets, calling the department to the house No ;13 North, street, owned by Joseph Munger, where a gasoline stove .had exploded. The Burton street engine house company answered the call, but when it reached the place its service was nipt needed.: The damage amounted to about $10. T0RRINGT0N CLUB FINED $50 And Must Forfeit Two Games to the Bridgeport Club. Meriden, July 23. The directors of the Connecticut Base Ball league held a meeting at the Winthrop in this city to-day. The Torrington case was , the principal subject before the meet- . ing. All the clubs were represented except Waterbury. After a two hours' discussion of the matter in which Tor rington persists in playing Roussey,. notwithstanding that he was suspend ed, the directors came to the conclu sion that the Torrington club should, pay n fiue of $50 and forfeit the two games played with Bridgeport, and also that the suspension of Roussey should stand. If the club persists in playing this man it will be expelled from the league. John M. Hurley's offer of a cup to be known as the "Nutmeg Cup" was accepted, and a vote of thanks tendered to the donor. This cup will , be played for after the regular season by the clubs standing first and second. Notice of the transfer of tho. Waters bury franchise was received and ar cepted. Notice was also received that v W. C. Hall of Bristol had been elected a director to take the place of O.-F. Strunz resigned. . SUPPOSED TO BE DROWNED. Kennebunkport, Me, July 23. A boat was found on the .beach, bottom up, this morning, and it is feared that' George Ellis and Chester Armstrong, two boys who were seen in the boas yesterday, have been drowned. Their sweaters were found under the seat ot the boat. A Spanish Caabler Commits SnloM. Madrid, July 23. The cashier of the' Madrid branch of the American Equi table Assurance society has commit ted suicide by Jumping from the fourth floor of the building in which axe the offices of the company. It Is supposed that he was temporarily Insane. An examination shows that there Is no shortage in his accounts. . . Barnato's Mansion Bold. London, July 23. The mansion of the late Barney Barnato, the South African diamond king, has been sold to Sir Ed ward Bassoon. The price paid was 100,000. Barnato's will, it Is stated, will not be probated for two months. The document contains novlegacy tor any person in America. TTruguay is now practically In the . hands of the rebels, and the war Is end ed. The government, to secure peace, fives the rebels the presidency and . rovernorshlp of six provinces. CITY NEWS. Lucy, daughter of Mr and Mrs Thom as Melbourne, died at the family resi dence at East Farms yesterday. The funeral will take place to-morrow af ternoon. Charles E. Baker, aged 29 years, died' at the Waterbury hos-pital at 11 o'clock this forenoon. The remains were re moved to W .F. York's morgue and later to the home of the brother of the deceased, H. F. Baker, 63 West Liberty street, where services will be held at 9:30 o'clock Sunday mornini. The board of public works, accom panied' by City Attorney Kellogg, made a tour of 'the city to-day for the pur pose of ascertaining as near. as pos sible the amount of damage done by the recent storm and also the cause of . the trouble in certain soctions of the' city. Some of the members were as tonished at the way the streets are ripped up and were of the opinion that it would bankrupt the city to make the necessary repairs. Tha, ground was gone over thoroughly and the board will hold an adjourned meeting at 8 o'clock this evening, when action will be taken regardiiiR a recommendation to the board of al dermen, asking 'for a special appropria- tion to meet the exigencies of -the situ ation. The town roads are damaged more than was at first supposed and the selectmen are using every possible effort to put things in shape for pub lic travel on the main thoroughfares, . Meanwhile the local laborers are in big demand and, all things considered, who knows but the fresuet did more good, than barm, .