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WATERBURY, CONN., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS. AH OMIHOUS ElifcATION IX THE ANTHRACITE REGION IS C'RTICAL. Detachment of Cavalry Sent to tho Eckley Mines Sheriff Martin Not Xet Under Arrest He Makes Another State ment Regarding the Laitimer Tragedy. HazletonT, Pa., Sept. 14. At brigade headquarters there is a feeling that a critical period has been passed with the burial of the dead miners, which was unaccompanied by any disorder, but there is still uneasiness and apprehen sion of further trouble. There Is no doubt that fears are entertained that before the end of the week the whole region may be on Strike. The City troop of Philadelphia has been sent to Eckley, where 200 (rtrlkers from Duck Mountain are en deavoring; to get out the workmen at Coxe Bros.' mines. To reach the spot they will have to ride 18 miles through rough mountain roads. The news has created consternation throughout the district, and all collieries are preparing for trouble. General Qobin has been deluged with requests for troops, but declares that be will send none to any point unless an outbreak really occurs. This is a measure of precaution to keep the sol dier mobilized. The mine superintendents are much Worried. They accept the lesson offer ed by the havoc wrought at. Gomer JAMES MARTIN. j (Sheriff of Luzerne county. Pa. Jones' home .the other night, and two have asked the brigade commander to place guards around their homes, which will be done.; The names of the super intendents are kept a secret. There Is a sensational story afloat concerning a conversation overheard on the streets of Hazleton, but it should . lie accepted with a reservation. The story goes that a group of miners were standing on a corner, when one was ' heard to remark; "I've got the mate dial, but I don't know how to mix the d stuff. If I did, I'd blow them up." It Is said that the guards were placed about the superintendents' houses as a result of this. . Tapper Ihljh Miners to Quit. There is a report that the employees cf ex-Congressman Leisenring-'s upper Lehigh colliery will go out on a sym pathetic strike. As an increase of 10 per cent was granted on Saturday to the McAdoo men, they have expressed their intention to return to work, al though they do not expect to remain in more than a day under the pressure that will be brought to bear by the other strikers. General Gobin says that the withdrawal of troops has not been con sidered for a moment. They will re main on the ground until the sheriff is convinced thathe will be fully able to cope with any emergency that may arise. The rumors that martial law had been declared, the general said, had been spread by some vicious person. "There is martial law only so far as a state of war exists," he said. ""We are here solely to assist the sheriff in main taining peace and order. Men can come and go a3 they please so long as they behave themselves. If there is the slightest infraction of the peace which the civic authorities are unable to han dle, then we will render assistance, but such a condition has not yet arisen." ' The commander added that neither Bhertff Martin no-r any of the deputies Would be arrested while the troops are bare. "I am under his authority," he aid, "and if he Is arrested I must take that authority from the deputies. If rh' dsp-utles are arrested, what resort will reroaln?" Sheriff Martin was the guest of Gen eral Gobin at headquarters last even ing, but would say but little, on the ground that a warrant is hanging over him. He claimed, however, that he would be perfectly vindicated after an Impartial Investigation is made. He also Mid that the people who believed in teW and order were with him and that h 'had come to the Hazleton region to ntect property from violence and lOlition at the hands of the strikers and that he was compelled to do so as iheriff in order to avoid expense to the County, as the property owners would bold the county responsible for all d&m s9 incurred. The sheriff's deputies are contemplating- going to Wilkesbarre to enter bond tor their appearance when wanted, not Withstanding the fact that they have hot yet been arrested. This is to be done as a guarantee of good faith. It developed that the No. 3 colliery, the crippled engineer of which was so badly beaten by masked men on Satur day night, has been shut down since long before the strike began. He was only there to keep the mines free from water. .The gravity of the situation is made apparent from the thorough and rigor ous manner in which the commander is handling his men. The signal corps of the regiments has been stationed on the hilltops about Hazleton and the sur rounding hamlets where trouble is Reared, , . ---- Sheriff Mmrtfn's I,atest Statement. Hazleton, Pa., Sept. 14. The corre- ' 6pondent of the New York Herald has had the following interview with Sheriff Martin: "Did you order your men to fire on the strikers in Lattimer?" I asked. "I did not," he replied. "Who gave the order?" "I had all I could do to look out fot myself. I think my men fired on the impulse of the moment. They saw me in the midst of the strikers, with men aiming blows at me, and they supposed probably that my life was in dar7ei and fired." Sheriff Martin made this statement to me In the presence of half a dozen wit nesses in the Valley hotel, where he had come from Wilkesbarre, with his coun sel, George H. Ferris, to consult Gen eral Gobin. The storm of criticism that has come upon the sheriff has told upon his nerves, but he is a diplomatic talker. A railroad official of high rank had told me a little while before Sheriff Martin arrived that the fearful execu tion done by the sheriff's posse was due to the fact that the rifles were loaded with buckshot cartridges. It was gen erally understood In Hazleton that the coal companies armed the deputies. "Where did your men get their arms?" I askd the sheriff. "I don't think I will answer," was the reply. The sheriff said later he be lieved the weapons were given out in a room. "Were they disorderly before you stopped their march?" "Yes. They had been at West Hazle ton." One of the sheriff's stanch defenders interrupted with a question a to whether or not the sheriff's men had not been attacked in West Hazleton by a man who tried to brain him with a stone. "Yes, that is true," said Mr. Mar tin. "No shooting was done in West Hazleton." i "Did they attack you?" i "No, but they crowded up against me and by me. I took out my copy of the riot act and tried to read it. I could not get a chance, they pressed me so close, and then I waved it over my head and started to explain It to them. I know It almost by heart. One of them struck me in the face. Then I drew my revolver." "Was it loaded?" "Yes." A. P. Clapp, a deputy who was in the posse, told me that the sheriff's revolv er was carried empty all day. "I seized a man by the coat," contin ued the sheriff, "and tried to arrest him. He was the man who struck me. The strikers crowded all around me and pushed me so I could not do anything." "Did they knock you down?" "No. They were so close I could not fall down." i Strikers Capture Deputies. .-:. Pittsburg, Sept. 14, Fourteen depu ty sheriffs of Washington county were captured by strikers at the Catsburg mines of John H. Jones & Son on the Monongahela river last night. The company wanted to start Its mines, but the strikers refused to go to work. Superintendent Harry Jones came to Pittsburg, hired 50 Italian- la borers and started to Catsburg with them. He also sent to Washington, Pa., for deputies, and 14 men were dispatch ed to the mine. ,' When the miners heard of the inten tion to start the mine, they procured two bands of music and started for the pit. They were armed with clubs and stones. Arriving -at the place where the deputies were quartered, they bom barded it with stones. Some guns were fired in the air and the deputies scared. They put out a flag of truce and offered to go away from the mine if promised protection. he leader of the strikers, who num bered more than 1,000, ordered his fol lowers to throw away their clubs and stones. With the 14 deputy sheriffs in their ranks, the strikers marched to Monongahela City, where they left the officers. The latter were warned if they came back to Catsburg they would probably be carried away dead. The strikers then marched back to Catsburg and are now in possession of the place. GOLD SEEKERS' WOES. THRILLING EXrZRIEXCE OX THE STEAMER ANUEPuSOX. Work Resumed at Beynoldsville. Reynoldsville, Pa., Sept. 14. The coal strike is declared off, and Reynoldsville and Rathunel miners have returned to work. 'i !'. Harvest Great, bit Laborers Fs-W. San Francisco, Sept. 14.The problem of how to obtain help enough to harvest this year's abundant crop has become serious to the fruitgrowers of Califor nia. One employment agency in tbts city has places open for 3,000 men in Fresno and Tulare counties alone, while Napa, Sonoma, Yolo, Santa Clara and Yuba counties are not far behind. Last year for this class of work men were paid $20 a month and board. Now $1 a day and board is the regular thing. Soareity of XSrcadstufrs In Europe. Washington, Sept. 14. The monthly report of John Hyde, the statistician of the agricultural department, gives the information that there is about 113, 000,000 bushels' deficiency this year in Europearfcrops as compared with their average product for the six years 1891-8, that the demand will far exceed the sources of supply, and that Europe, except where she can draw on the stodks remaining from previous crops, must suffer a scarcity in her bread supply. Six Mutineers Arrested. Washington, Sept. 14. The state de partment has been Informed that the six prisoners under arrest at Bahia, Brazil, for complicity in the mutiny on the American ship Olive Pecker and the murder of the captain and mate will be brought to the United States for trial on the United States steamship Lancaster. Wiped Out by Fire. Ottawa, Sept. 14. The village of Southmarch, 12 miles up the line of the Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound railway, was almost wiped out by fire. The estimated loss is between $40,000 And $50,000, with about $S,000 insurance. A Passenger Tolls of Hardships and Pri vations on the Treasure Seeking Ship, The Humboldt Returns to Seattle With eery tittle Klondike Wealth. Seattle, Wash., Sept. 14. The steamer Humboldt has arrived here from St. Mi chaels, bringing news of the Eliza An derson, which was reported lost. The Anderson is safe' in Dutch Harbor. W. B. Price of Danville, Ills., who was on the Anderson, but who came back on the Humboldt, had this to say of his experiences: "The entire trip was a series of mis haps, but nothing serious occurred until we left Dixon's entrance, with the in tention of making a straight cut for Dutch Harbor. The third day out from Dixon's entrance bad weather came on, and the wind blew terrifically. On the first night after 'the storm began the rudder chain broke five times. Of course, after this broke there was no con trolling the boat. "Every minute It seemed she would go over. The passengers were in their rooms, but it was impossible to stay in bed. The crew was Insufficient to man the pumps, so the passengers took the pumps in charge. I myself was placed in charge of a pump. I divided the passengers up into squads of four men each, and each squad worked two hours. I 'also did sounding to see how much water there was in the hold. We kept this up for 48 hours, and during that time the boat drifted back 100 miles. "On the second day of our trouble the other boats of the fleet were in sight. The Merwin, which was being towed by the Holyoke, along writh the Bryant and Politkofsky, broke loose, and the cap tain of the Holyoke turned about, with the othe!- two boats In tow, and picked up the Merwin. "Of course, while this was being done, they went out of our sight, and we didn't see them again. The next place we reached was St. Paul, on Kadike island. We should have taken on coal enough here to go to Dutch Harbor, but could not get it. After leaving St. Paul the sea was heavy, and we were forced to cruise along the shor until we got within 16 miles of Dutch Har bor, when our coal gave out. We were rigging a email boat to send out for relief when we sighted a small fishing smack with one man in it. He told us we could reach an abandonad cannery about 20 miles distant, where coal had been lying for five or six years. "We just had about enough coal to reach that poiht. All day long passen gers worked in drizzling rain to take on coal. Finally,, on Sept. 4, we reached Dutch Harbor. Captain Cooper of the northern revenue squadron boarded us at Dutch Harbor and, seeing the un seaworthy condition of the Anderson, forbade her to go farther. "It was not necessary for him to go below deck, but immediately upon see ing we had an insufficient number of life preservers he gave the order to tie up. The passengers of the Anderson, with the exception of George Scott and myself, raised $6,000 to charter the schooner Baranoff to take passengers from there to St. Michaels. "The conditions on the trip of the An derson from Dixon's entrance to Dutch Harbor cannot be pictured. When that rudder broke, and it continued to break every time it was repaired, we thought our last hour on earth had come. We were disappointed so many times in getting coal that none of us ever be lieved we would reach Dutch Harbor or any other place alive. "Another serious annoyance of the voyage was the impurity of the water. It was black, foul smelling and bad tasting. There was certainly something the' matter with the water tank that gave its color, smell and taste. It Is said that the captain of the Anderson chipped in $500 to assist in chartering the Baranoff. This may be true, but I doubt it, although I have no definite know-ledge on the subject." It was learned that the company which owned the schooner South Coast has no river boats, and that those who took passage in her from San Francisco trusted to luck and kind Providence to get them from St. Michaels to Dawson, as is usual in such cases where men un derestimate hardship and difficulties which they are about to encounter. The South ' Coast's passengers failed to secure passage from St. Michaels to Dawson, and they, in company with the remaining portion of the National City's passengers, are camped on the beach at St. Michaels. The Humboldt is the steamer charter ed by Mayer W. C. Wood of Seattle, who went north with the vessel and re mained at St. Michaels. The stories to the effect that the passengers on the steamer were going to kill Wood are eaid to be absolutely untrue.. On the boat was a letter from Mayoi Wood to his Seattle agent, in which he says that the passengers are all happy, and there is no trouble. They put to gether their knockdown boat at St. Mi chaels and have hopes of reaching Daw son City this fall, although most of the passengers believe they' can strike it rich at Minute creek, in the Infana riv er country, and will stop there. The Humboldt brought very little gold about -$15,000 which is to be distrib uted thus among six men from Klon dike: G. A. Wagner, $1,900; T. Turner, $1,500; J. F. Cryder, $2,000; W. Urquhart, $900; D. F. Atkins, $4,500, and Captain J. White, $4,200. The returning miners all reiterate the stories of the richness of the country, but say they could not get a winter's provisions for love or money and so were forced out for the winter. J. N. Secretan, one of the passengers, said that nearly 2,000 men have arrived from the coast over the passes. Coming south, he was on the steamer Excelsior, but had such hard luck that he gave her up at Dutch Harbor and came south on the Humboldt. He says the Excel sior, now due in San Francisco, is in bad shipe, but will reach her home port ome time SETII LOWE'S LETTER. Vormally Accepts fsr.e Nomination For Mayor of Create New York. New York, Sept. 14. Beth Low's letter accepting the nomination of the Citi zens' union for mayor of Greater New York has been made public. After con sidering briefly the conditions attend ing the nomination and expressing his appreciation of the honor conferred, Mr. Low says: "I am a Republican, and I expeot to remain one, but I am completely in sympathy with the purposes of the Citi zens' union to secure a mayor for the great city Who shall be 'free from all partisan obligations.' Such a mayor, if elected, I shall certainly be. "The civil service laws of the state," he says, "shall be impartially enforced by such methods as will insure a prac ticable and reasonable test of fitness and the selection of subordinate officers upon their merits, irrespective of polit ical influence, so as to afford a fair chance to every citizen without regard to race, religious belief or political af filiation." On the question of home rule Mr. Low says: "Nothing is more vital to the welfare of the city, as I can see it, than it be allowed by the legislature to shape its own destinies in all mat ters that are purely local. I. would wish the great city to bear its part proudly in all that concerns the Empire State; but, as concerns the city's local affairs, it 13 not so much a part of the state as it is the home of its Inhabitants. If I am eleoted, I shall contend sturdily for the city's right in such matters to govern itself." Mr. Low expresses himself as hearti ly in favor of carrying to as speedy completion as possible the municipal rapid transit system for which the peo ple of the present city of New York voted for in November, 1894, and says, "If elected, I shall do everything in my power to facilitate communication be tween the various boroughs of the great city by means of bridges, tunnels and ferries." Regarding the excise question, he says: "The Raines law, In my belief, con tains the germ of an excise system far better than that which it supplanted in that it has relieved the liquor traffic of the arbitrary control of excise boards and has substituted for this a grant of explicit rights that can be enforced at law. Where the Raines laws fails as applied to New York it fails because it does not take into account the public sentiment of the city. New York, while characteristically an American city, is also, as the Germans say, a world city. It is cosmopolitan in fact and cosmo politan in sentiment. Men of every sort of upbringing must be able to live in such a city happily and naturally, of course, with due regard to the rights and convictions of others. Legislators on this subject should never forget that the excise law stands midway between the laws that everybody believes in and the dead laws that nobody ' believes in, and that the effective public sentiment behind it locally is the only permanent force on which to depend in its admin istration. For this reason, in my opin ion, an excise law, so far as it affects the daily life and the habits of the peo ple, should reflect the public opinion of the city." The Mysterious Suicide at Halifax. Halifax, Sept. 14. The letters "M. G. W." on her collars and cuffs and the word "Schenectady" written on some letter paper found in her valise may furnish a clew to the Identity of the young woman who committed suicide at the Cadillac hotel under the name of Miss Warner of New York. The wo man is between 23 and 30 years of age. She was dressed in a light grayish blue dress, with black braided zouave Jacket and a light yellow shirt waist. She wore stylish tan shoes and a little round black and white straw turban trimmed with black and white tips -and violets. . -' SCOURGE SPREADING. missiqh A TORNADO'S FURY. TEX0R OF THE MESSAGE' SENT BY M'KIXLEY TO SPAIX. A CTadrtA Correspondent Thinks It Will Make tho Spaniards Aotry Our Minis ter Formally Keceived by the Queen Regent at San Sebastian. Madrid, Sept. 14. Don Fernando Rod riguez, the correspondent of a New York paper, says: It ,'s useless to attempt to conceal the fact that Minister Woodford's message to the Spanish government will bring about a crisis. I am now in a position to speak frankly about the purposes of his mission, although I am obliged, for obvious reasons, to reserve some of the details. The government of the United States will for the first time insist upon its right to intervene in the Cuban affair. Although the message to be delivered by the American minister is written in fair and courteous therms, it is in sub stance a declaration that the war in Cuba must come to an end and that the government in the United States cannot remain supine or indifferent while its interests and the interests of civilization are trampled upon. It will be remembered that President Cleve land, in his message to congress, assert ed that the time would come, unless Spain demonstrated her power to main tain order in the island, when the Unit ed States would be compelled to act. Those who have followed the facts closely will also be able to recall the fact that only last January Hannis Tay lor, the American minister to Madrid, who yesterday presented his letters of recall, informed the Spanish minister of foreign affairs in writing that unless Spain should confer upon Cuba such rights and liberties as would satisfy public sentiment in America before President McKinley assumed the reins of government all questions of auton omy or reform would disappear, and nothing would be considered by the United States but the question of abso lute political independence for Cuba Spain's Inability to Rule Cuba. Minister Woodford's message recounts to the Spanish government the evi dences of Spanish inability to maintain Spanish sovereignty in the island and points to the constant destruction of American property, the constant viola tion of our treaty rights, the enormous losses to our commerce and the needless suffering inflicted upon vast popula tions. It suggests the impossibility of ending the war on the present lines of Spanish polity and asks the Spanish government to accept the friendly propositions of the United States to bring about an honorable peace. I am prepared to say that a demand will be made for the Independence of Cuba, al though I cannot give the terms, and the language of this message is suggestive rather than peremptory. It is quite certain that no Spanish ministry would dare to act upon the suggestions which are to be made by Minister Woodford except to reject them. Nothing can exceed the hatred of the Spanish people for the American government. President McKinley's message will be resented bitterly and will stir the passionate Spaniards to their depths. The Spanish government seems to be fully aware of the gravity of Mr. Woodford's message, and that is the explanation of the rapid prepara tions for war which Spain is making and the examination of American coast defenses by a Spanish spy. All those who are in the confidence of the royal government Just now. appreciate the nature of the crisis that is approaching. I am deterred from saying more out of fear that I might compromise others. Several More Cases of Yellow Fever Re ported In the Sonth. Washington, Sept. 14. Official dis patches from the yellow fever towns in the south to Surgeon General Wyman make the situation more serious. Dr. Guiteras, the government expert, re ported a case of yellow fever at the City hospital at Mobile, also a suspected case, and added that he apprehended a serious outbreak. At the same time Surgeon Carter tele graphed from Ocean Springs that four cases of yellow fever appeared at Berk ley, that there had been eight cases known to be yellow fever and that two exposed physicians were at Vancleave and Scranton, practically under guard. Surgeon Carter, who has been at Ocean Springs, was ordered to go to New Orleans to aid In inspection of out going trains and steamboats, already begun by Assistant Surgeon Norman. Surgeon Wasdln, who has been at Ocean Springs for some time, has been taken ill. This information came from Surgeon Murray, who did not state the nature of the illness, but Dr. Wyman supposes it to be yellow fever. More Cases at New Orleans. New Orleans, Sept. 14. The board of health has issued the following bulletin: "The board of health of the state of Louisiana officially reports the status of affairs in regard to the yellow fever in New Orleans as follows: Besides the seven cases already reported, three positive cases of yellow fever have been diagnosed by the members of the board of experts. Natchez Is Frightened. Natchez, Miss., Sept. 14. The yellow fever scare esulted in the calling of a large mass meeting last night, at which 500 volunteer guards were called for and enrolled to protect the town. There is no sickness in the city. Woodford Received by Queen Regent. San Sebastian, Sept. 14. General Stewart L. Woodford has presented his credentials as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the queen regent, and next Saturday has been fix ed for his first official interview with the Duke of Tetuan, the Spanish min ister of foreign affairs. Probably he will then present his message from President McKinley regarding the rela tions of Spain and the United States concerning Cuba. The ceremony of presentation was not as elaborate as is customary at the Spanish court, for the reason that it oc curred at S-an Sebastian instead of at Madrid, as a special courtesy to the United States. General Woodford was not accom panied by his staff. He wore a frock coat instead a court dress when he called on the queen, as did the retiring minister, Mr. Hannis Taylor, who pre sented his letters of recall half an hour before the new minister was received at the palace. To Deal Tlgorously With Spain. Washington, Sept. 14. It is now evi dent that the government Is getting ready to deal with Spain vigorously. The board of officers of the naval in telligence bureau has had a conference ', as to the scheme of naval operations to ' be adopted in case of a war with Spain. A plan which was worked out in detail some time ago was discussed, and after a few alterations necessary to bring it up to date this plan was approved. At the first sign of actual war the pow erful north Atlantic squadron will ren dezvous within striking distance of Ha vana, while the four naval reserve ships of the America.n line the Paris, New I York, St. Louis and St. Paul will re- seive their armaments as cruisers and will proceed to Spain to watch the op erations of the Spanish fleet, track it and warn the American naval com manders in advance of its movements. Killed on the Track. Little Falls, N. Y., Sept. 14. Basquillo Malbine, a section hand, was struck and instantly killed by a West Shore passenger train three miles east of this city. He was working on the track and did not see the train. He was 35 years French Tradors Massacred In the Kongo. Paris, Sept. 14. Mails which have ar rived from the French Kongo bring news of the massacre of a trading con- i voy m canoes, Upper Kongo. The Pa houn tribe on July 20 fell upon the con voy near the town of Njole, on the Kon go river, killing about 40 natives. The two white men who were in command are believed to have escaped. Several Lives Lost and Mneh. Property Destroyed by Storm. Port Arthur, Tex., Sept. 14. A torna do has worked terrible havoc in this lit tle city. Five people are known to have been killed, while many others were injured. The dead: Frank Albright, Kansas Oity, employed by electrlo light com pany; George Martin, bricklayer, resi dence unknown; unknown man, aged 38; May Alnsworth, 13 years of age, daughter of William Alnsworth; Infant son of W. H. Johnson, blown from its mother's arms and drowned. The injured: Mrs. Roy Stafford, right leg broken near hip; Roy Stafford, legs badly bruised; little daughter of Staf ford, seriously injured. Many buildings were blown down, in cluding the railroad roundhouse, where May Ainsworth was killed. From early morning the sky was threatening, and a stiff gale blew. No rain of consequence fell until 4 p. m., and then it was accompanied by a heavy wind that Increased in intensity until it reached the velocity of 80 mile3 an hour. The bodies of the victims have been sent to Beaumont for interment, no cemetery having as yet been started here. Advices from Winnie, Tex., say that nearly all the houses there have been blown down and torn away. At Webb all of the barns and one house were demolished and scattered over the ' country. . Nothing can be heard from Sabine Pass, as all telegraphic c ommunl oatl dn has been interrupted. A relief train rCTt Beaumont for Port Arthur and Sabine Pass. It Is known that much, destruction was wrought at Sabine Pass, with proh able loss of life. Everything possible is being done to establish, communica tion with, that place. The following telegram, was received from Beaumont at a late hourr "The re lief train has just returned from, Sabine Pass. It could not get nearer .than eight miles from Sabine Pass. It Is re ported that the new town is completely gone. Nothing heard from the old town. From reports things look bad ther." POLICE COURT D0IXGS. Family Matters Aired Before' His Honor This Morning. Frank Stone, for durnkenness, was given thirty days in jail fhis morning in the police court Thomas Glynn appeared this morn ing with the worst pair of black eyea ever seen in the court room. He said that Jeremiah O'Rourke gave them to him, because he owed him (Glynn) rent, and refusing to pay he had Sheriff Rigney notice him out. O'Rourke pleaded guilty in self defense. He said that Glynn not 6ndy noticed him out, but turned off the water and committed other offenses about which he, O'Rourke, had con sulted the prosecutor. jGlynn met him last Thursday and attempted to as sault him, when he thrashed him. Judge Burpee, suspended sentence. John J. Burns ought to profit by hta narrow escape this morning. He is a good workman and earns large pay when he works, but he is a hara drinker. His wife and her mother said they asked- nothing from him, If ha would remain away from them. Burns said he always supported his wife until a few weeks ago. Judge Burpee believed the woman and sen tenced Burns to thirty days in Jail for non support. Burns then said that if the sentence was carried out it would be a hardship. He would lose bis po sition and lots of money. Judge Bur pee told him to be quiet. Mrs Burns then spoke to Prosecutor Durant, . to have the sentence revoked. She only wanted him kept away from hr. Judge Burpee said for the womans sake he would revoke the sentence and he cautioned Burns to keep away from her. C . A COMPLICATED CASE. . IS IT ANDREE'S BIRD? A Carrier Pigeon, Thought to Be the Ex plorer's, Picked Up In Indiana. Logansport, Ind., Sept. 14. A carrier pigeon, ' with a message signed "An dree," has been captured here. The writing is in English. The bird was first seen to fly over a small town called Idaville, near bene, and was nert seen when it alighted oa Farmer Weekwan's house in an. ex hausted condition. Its capture was easy, but in getting the bird down tt was injured and die soon after. Its right foot- bore an alu minium band, on which was inscribe "No. 21" and the letter "A." Under the left wing was a parchment containing some badly disfigured writing, "out of which only the following could be read: "August 29, pole," and the next was erased.' Then came the signature, "An dree." - Noted Criminal ltscapes. i s . 1 - Columbus, O., Sept. 14. The "Rev." V. Or. B. Howard, famous as a swindler, has escaped from the Ohio penitentiary, to whioii he had been sentenced by tUe united States court in Tennessee. He had been allowed to go into the front office, and he quietly walked away wliem an opportunity offered. Howard was convicted in Clarksville, Tenn., and sen tenced for nine years and fined $1,200 cm 22 counts charging him with using- the United States mails for fraudulent pur poses. His specialty was swindling al leged heirs to fabulous fortunes in Eng land. One of the chief witnesses against him was Robert Lincoln, former, min ister to England. Howard has many aliases and has imposed upon some of the best known families of the south, getting into the ministry, law and medi cine. He is an Englishman, 45 years old, and was convicted as Frederick George Burgoyne Howard. Willing to Accept Merry. Managua, Nicaragua, Sept. 14. It is asserted that several officials of the Greater Republic of Central America who were prominent in objecting to W. L. Merry as United States minister to the Greater Republic of Central Amer ica are now loud in his praises and are anxiously awaitine his arrival here. lTonr People Drowned. '( Waterloo, la., Sept. 14. The Rev.' Scott Hyatt and wife. Royal McQueen and Miss A. E. Tlbbetts were drowned in the Cedar river at Waverly. The party was on an excursion. j TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. A force of 1,000 Orakzais captured the Sarhargarti police post, which was gal lantly defended by 81 Sikhs. The National Republican league of fered its services to Senator Hanna to aid in securing his re-election. Both chambers e-f the Uruguayan congress have ratified the terms of peace made with the insurgents. The Duchess of York is said to be preparing to issue an appeal in behalf of the Irish, who are threatened with famine. It has been ascertained that some one dosed Elsie S with strychnine before her recent race with Limerick at Gosh en, N. T. President McKinley returned to Washington from Somerset, Pa., in company with Mrs. McKinley and At torney General McKenna. William Fox was arrested in New York, charged with having induced Winnie Sheehan, a 19-year-old girl, to take carbolic acid. Loui Michel, the notorious French anarchist, has announced her intention to visit the United States in October. The authorities in Washington may not allow her to land. Lady Randolph Churchill, her two sisters and other ladies of London were induced by Captain Cruikshank to in vest $75,000 in ventures which are be lieved to be fraudulent. - - - . - The Question As to the Ownership of the Atlantic Garden Saloon. . 'A very complicated case was argued; by Attorneys Bronson and Russell be fore Judge Burpee in the city court to- day. The arguments were to deter mine who owned the license at the At lantic garden. Attorneys Russell and Bronson both made statements of their side of the case. 'Last May Coffey & Cullinan were the proprietors of the Atlantic garden. They sold out to John Finley of Rock Vil'e. After the sale and before the transfer of the license by the county commissioners, an attachment was placed on the business by Adolph. Ganz of New York. On June 3," Attor ney Bronson had Constable Carmody place an attachment on the business for Shepard & Co of Boston. Con stable Carmody took the license and placed it in his safe. Subsequently vue license had been transferred to Finley by the county commissioners. Simp- i from Finley in good faith, knowing . nothing about the legal squabbles. The ( license was taken by Constable Carr mody' after they had entered into possession of the premises. They re- . fused to settle any bills and said they would hold Finley responsible for their loss. Attorney Russell took their case and Constable O'Brien replevined the license from Constable Carmody. The latter had advertised the license for sale and had placed the notice on the sign post. At the expiration ot the legal time he sold the license which had been replevined by Con- stable O'Brien at auction to a member', of the firm of Shepard & Co. This . U- !,,.,,,,,( -w,nfhar .nnlaniK puiuuoaci uiuugub fwxaa suit to recover the license from Con-' stable O'Brien, These are the two re plevin suits which will need disen- tangling. j - Failure of Codfish Catch. St. Johns, N. F., Sept. 14. Advices from Labrador confirm earlier reports of the complete failure of the codnshery. Hun dreds of vessels are returning, bringinc accounts of exceptionally poor ftabinff There is every reason to believe that there will be widespread destitution among the fishermen during the au tumn and winter, which will be ag gravated by the low prices now ruHng in foreign markets. Austria to Demand Indemnity. Lcndon, Sept. 14. The correspondent of The Daily Telegraph at Vienna, says the Austrian government will demane strict compensation In the case of all the victims of the Harleton outrast who are Austrian subject. .. j. CITY NEWS. Special forecast for Connecticut; Generally fair to-uight and Wednesday. Colder Wednesday morning; northeast erly winds. Governor Cooke yesterday issued am order admitting Joseph S. Dauphinas, a deaf mute of Waterbury, to the American School at Hartford for the Deaf. The Misses Josie ani Nellie Mauning of Holyoke, have lef c for home after a two weeks' vacation with Mr. and Mrs. James Fitzgerald of Orange street. William, 12 year old son of Airs Foughton. while playing around the cars near the Jsew England tracks fell and cut his face fretty badly. Dr. Eusseii put three stitches in the boy:s foiehead, and dressed up the other wounds on his f ac e. ' Fiiends of Attorney T. F. Carmodr could not understand why he should wear a rubber band around his wrist and carry a bottle cf liniment with him without giving any explanation. Iio reason for tbis v as let out yestevd.-y when it was r'iscovered that he h ;s been "warming up" his ball team ia prepara tion for "the coming conflict with t' e doctors. It is rumored tl:a: evfry aft- r noon recently he h s taken his nineu) to the "Hotel do Poverty" and li: d Sujit. MorMi bat flies to the:i As-M. I.Ioran is aa expert hatter and coaches, te doctors wiil probnbly feel..iggriovd at this advautagc taken by - their rivals.