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WATERBURY, CONN., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS. IS rHE ADVOCATE OF THE SINGLE TAX IS NO MORE. pied Suddenly at His Hotel Early This Morning Delivered Several Political Speeches Last Evening--He Was the Candidate of the Jeffer sonian Democrats For Mayor of Greater New York Henry George, Jr, Named by the Executive Commit tee To-day to Take His Father's Place on the Ticket. New York, Oct 29. Henry ixeorge nled at the Union Square hotel about K o'clock this morning. After speak- ng at several different campaign meetings last evening, Mr George re turned to the hotel about 11 o'clock. JiHe ate a light supper and Immediately retired. About 3:30 this morning he awoke and complained of suffering se vere pains. He became unconscious, from which condition he did not again recover. Apoplexy Is given as the cause. . - - New York, Octo 29. Henry George Is dead. In the midst 4 of a political (campaign, which for strife and bitter ness has hardly ever been equalled, the spectre of death has come and has touched with Its ruthless hand the man who was called the Idol of the tlain people. On the very eve of a long looked for climax of human pas sion, ambition and party ( prejudices, the reaper who is no respecter of pep sons has caused another climax so much greater than the one which is still to come that men of all parties have forgotten their surging passions Of election time in silent, wondering grief at this blow which has fallen IWith such sudden intensity. (Last night the whole territory of TGreater New York was a pandemo nium of political process. Noisy, fehouting throngs crushed in halls and etreets to hear , the speeches that, for the most part, were full of personality land bitterness. (Rockets flared and fires burned; men argued and urged, and all signs bore witness that the campaign was at its heat. But when (to-day dawned all was changed. When the truth became known, "when men realized that Henry George Iwas really dead, the whole political aspect was altered. The convulsion which the? event caused In the com plexion of the political situation was forgotten for the time being, in the Brenuine grief which was evinced on all sides. Those who last night bitterly denounced tne man who said: I stand tor the real democracy, the democracy rhs Thorn aa Jefferson-" to-dnv frrwd in SmSlemt groups and recalled many touch fins' kindly acts in the life of the' dead man, which showed his true nature. And when the news which stilled the political storm was flashed around the world, the world mourned; for ' whether the Deonle or theanatioms had derided the single tax theory or perse cuted its exponent,, they joined in the epitaph which came naturally to the lips of all in Greater New York, "An honest man is dead." Henry George was born on Septem ber 2, 1839. He received a common school education and then went into a counting room. He was also a ' Bailor and later learned the printer's trade. In 1858 he .reached California, Where ho worked at the printer's case until 1866, when he became a reporter and afterwards editor, working at dif ferent times on the San Francisco Times and Post. He returned to New York in 1880 and Went to England and Ireland the fol lowing year .where he was twice ar I rested as a suspect, but afterwards re leased when his identity was estab lished. Mr George is best known to "the world at large through his writ ings upon economic questions, notably his work entitled "Progress and Pov erty." published in 1879. His other works are "Our Land. and Land Pol- Icy," 1871; "Irish Land Question," 1881; "Social Problems." 1883: "Property in Land," a controversy with the Duke of Argyle, 1884; "The Condition of La bor," an open letter to Pope Leo XIII, 1891, and "A Perplexed Philosopher," (Herbert Spencer) , 1892. In 1886 Mr George was nominated by the united labor party for mayor of Mew York, polling 68,000 votes against 90 000 for Abraham S. Hewitt, the rlamnnratii- TiraniTlftB ftTlH 60.000 IOr Theodore Roosevelt, now assistarft sec retary of the navy, republican. After his nomination for mayor by the Jeffersonian democrats, Mr George made an extremely active canvass, speaking several times every evening and working from early to late at his headquarters. He gave to tha cam paign its most sensational incidents. His attacks upon Richard Croker and Thomas C. Piatt, whom he threatened to prosecute for various crimes should - gave to the coming election its great est element of uncertainty, for accord "ing to expert politicians it was practi I cally impossible to estimate how much 1 of Bryan's vote of last year would go I to George instead of Van Wyck. . I .t net ,ifrkt IM OSeorere snoke in the ILOOI. oT( oush of Queens and later in tne borough of Manhattan, at the Central opera house. He was . greeteu uy large and enthusiastic crowds every where. In one of his last night's speeches Mr George said: "I have la bored for years to make myself known, and now at last these things are all written down. I believe that all need ed reforms are summed up in the phil osophy of the right or every man uj eat, to drink, to speak, as no sees so long as ho does not treucn upon iu rights of any r "Lt he' repeat- Later in the same spewhnere pea. t. ed hia threats against air Croker in a ringing voice that greatly affected his hearers, saying "Let him go to the penitentiary. He shall go there." Mrs George, accompanied her hus band on most of his speech-making trips, and she was with him last night. Newspaper men who have been a part of the George campaign, have felt that he was undergoing a strain which was surely and rapidly breaking him down. At times he has been in coherent. His whole temperament underwent a complete change. His speeches, delivered by the half dozen each day, were often rambling, though their trend was ever faithful to the toilers, whose devoted champion he has been all his life. Mrs George and Henry George, Jr, have been solicitous regarding the ef fect of the terrible strain of his being bundled about from place to place each day and far into the night and making speeches before wildly enthusiastic gatherings of his admirers, and it has been noted again and again that his faithful wife sat beside her husband on the platform from which he spoke or watched closely from a place of vantage close by. Mr George has not been strong for the past three years, and his "son, Henry George, has been his companion in almost every enterprise in which he has engaged, going with him on his tours of the west as a special news paper correspondent in the last presi dential campaign and keeping close at nis siae in nis movements in tne cam paign. The Journal and Advertiser this morning contained an article on Henry George, written by Alfred Henry Lew is, who visited the famous single tax advocate at his headquarters in the Union Square hotel yesterday. Of his impressions, Mr Lewis wrote: "The Henry George I found was not the Henry George I had met fewer than two months ago. When I saw him last he was tranquil, quiet, even, steady as to nerves, rational, sedately contented, talking of his books and his tax dreams. To-day I met a man haggard, pinched, with a face as thin snd peaked as a pen. His eye roved, his hair was tumbled, his face, the theatre of disorder. If he was the picture of anything it was his unfed ambition made desperate. There was despair, too, in his face, as if in a dim way he looked into the future black with dis appointment. I tell you it as a shock to see the man." At the George headquarters con siderable excitement prevails, and friends of the dead man are assembling rapidly. The executive committee met at 3 o'clock to take action on the mat ter of appointing a successor to Mr George. After a short consultation it was decided to place in nomination Henry George, Jr, the son of the dead man. Richard Croker and John C. Sheehan were among the first to send letters of condolence to the widow of the dead man. The London newspapsrs are devot ing considerable space to-day to the death of Mr George. ' HIS FIRST PROCLAMATION. Washington, Oct 29. President Mc Kinley to-day issued his first Thanks giving day proclamation, and desig nated Thursday, Nov 25, as a day of fasting and prayer. FELL OVER A PRECIPICE. Winsted, Oct 29. Word comes from Barkhamsted that Lowell, Humphrey, 35, while out hunting yesterday, fell over a precipice and was killed. Ke leaves a widow and two children. CLEVELAND HAPPY. Bis Wife Has Just Presented Him With a Son and Heir. PRINCETON. N. J., Oct. 29. A boy has been born to Mrs. Grover Cleve land. Mother and son are both doing urell. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland were married . June 2, 1886, and their first baby was born at 816 Madison avenue. New York city, in October, 1891. The baby girl was named Ruth, as that had been the name of Mrs. Cleveland's grandmother. The baptism took place Jan. 9, 1892, in Lakewood, N. J., the Rev. Dr. Wilton Merle Smith officiating. A second daughter was born Sept. 9, 1893, during President Cleveland's sec- ' ond term of office in the White House, Washington. It was the first child born to ; resident under that roof. This baby was christened Esther in the White House on Feb. 19, 1894. A third girl was born to Mrs. Cleve land on July 7, 1895, at their home at Buzzards Bay. , The newcomer is the first boy and will probably be given the same name as his distinguished father. It is probable the undergraduates will serenade former President Cleveland and his heir at some future date. On the college bulletin board in front of Reunion hall was posted the following bulletin: "Grover Cleveland, Jr., arrived. Will enter Princeton with the class of 1916 and will play center rush on the cham pionship football teams of '16, '17, '18 and '19." IS NOT INSANE. Court Kefoses to Hold Retiring, the Pullman Claimant. CHICAGO, Oct. 29. Gustav Behring, who was arrested for trying to force his way into the Pullman home the day the millionaire died and who claimed to be Pullman's son, has been discharged by Justice Martin. He was rigorously examined by Dr. Bergeron, assistant city physician. He answered every question so promptly 1 ana rationally tnai no was pronounced not insane. me puure iwieu n rmiaiiuiuiB rraem- Diauce Dciween Dennng aim me aeaa u,.i... ... uu,.u, exrression. Behriner says he was born Germ&ny 2g - aQ, Hig . wa3 a klnder&arten teacher who came to America a governess Mr. Pull- j man .Uved next door to the house ta whi h e waa employed, - - SPA1R REJECTS OFFERS. TIIE TEXT OF THE DOCUMENT AS FOLLOWS. It Is Very Polite, nt EthrItp and Unsatisfactory to the Administra tion Will Not Be Made Pn.-li Until Congress Meets. Washington, Oct. 29. President Mc Kinley found time yesterday to read carefully the full text of the Spanish Premier's note on Cuban affairs, and there is warrant for the statement that it will be accepted by the Administra tion as a rejection of the offered media tion of the United States to end the war and secure Cuban autonomy or in dependence. The note itself is a model of diplomatic evasion on important points, while abounding in expression of regard and friendliness for the United States. The only harsh criti cism in the note is the charge that the United States have been the recruiting ground for the friends of Cuba and that the McKinley Administration has been unwilling or unable to prevent fil ibustering. In all the honeyed phras eology there is no promise that Spain is willing to give up Cuba either to the Cubans or to the United States, and the Administration will therefore be com pelled to frame and announce an alter native Cuban policy, which will hardly be agreed upon or announced before the meeting of Congress in December. President McKinley has decided that, unless the Spanish Government objects, the text of the note will not be made public until he sends his annual report to Congress in December. A member of the Cabinet stated the attitude of the Administration on this point in saying: "As the stronger nation, it would not be fair or proper for us to make public the attitude of the Span ish Ministry. They must be allowed to follow their own desire on this point." The Administration feels and ex presses much gratification at the prom ised revocation of Weyler's concentra tion order. President McKinley, Sec retary Sherman and other members of the Cabinet generally, in their corres pondence and conversations with Min ister Taylor, Consul-General Lee, Du puy de Lome and other diplomatic offi cers here, always expressed the utmost concern regarding the inhuman and barbaric tyranny of Weyler's concen tration order, and let it be plainly known that its revocation had to be the first step in the professed policy of friendliness to the United States and humanity to Cuba. The recall of Weyler and the revoca tion of the concentration order are, however, not accepted as proof positive that the new Liberal Ministry is any more strongly disposed than its prede cessor to grant reforms to Cuba. There will be no time for deliberate consideration of the question until after the elections. Two of the Cabinet officers Secretary of the Navy Long and Secretary of War Alger left town yesterday, Mr. Long for League Island and Mr. Alger for Detroit. Before go ing. President McKinley read to them the text of the Spanish reply, -so that they would be fully informed of its contents. The regular semi-weekly meeting of the Cabinet will be held to day, and immediately afterward the President will go to Ohio. Secretary Sherman is going also, and the formal consideration of public questions will be resumed next week, when the an nual reports of the President and mem bers of the Cabinet will be outlined. ' The Administration is but little con cerned about the reference in the Span ish note to filibustering. A member of the Cabinet said this morning that it is very well known to the Spanish Minis ter, and through him to the Spanish Ministry, that the United States Gov ernment has gone to the very limits of its powers in its determination and ef fort to arrest filibustering expeditions and putting an end to the practice. In deed, he says, in the minds of many, the Government has exceeded its du ties and obligations in this regard, and Spain knows it. Europe Won't Help Spain. Madrid, Oct. 29. Spain has received replies from the various European powers to her inquiries touching their attitude in case her relations with the United States became ruptured. it is understood that in the replies Spain was informed that only diplo matic support would be given to her. Some of the continental governments, especially Germans, are understood to expressly repudiate the validity of the Monroe doctrine. Canada' Forest Fires. Ottawa, Oct. 29. The terrible bush 3res which have raged in Canada this eason have convinced the Canadian Government of the necessity of taking immediate steps to prevent them in future. One of the Cabinet Ministers says: "The starting of a fire in the (foods should be made a criminal of fense and punished by heavy penalties. t do not believe there have been many mstances of large bush fires which nave not been the direct outcome of fross neglect and carelessness. Our for ist wealth is worth to us more than iny gold mines. Much of it has been wept away by grea't fires. It is a well- known fact that there was no such :hing as these great fires when the red nen inhabited this country before facques Cartier sailed up the St. Law rence." Weyler Goes To-day. Havana, Oct. 28. Gen. Weyler will leave Havana to-day on the Montser rat. He will be accompanied only by his general staff officers and aides-decamp. There will be no other passen- ters on tne steamer. At 3 o'clock this afternoon, previous i to the embarkation of the General, there will be a manifestation in bis Honor, xne vuiuulcits, according t ' .v. m-ommo will tot , 'Ii:" ' carriages belonging to the reUring i Captain-General already have been d tte stea CAMDEN INQUEST TO-DAY. No Doubt bnt Shaw Will Be Held for Murder. Camden, Oct. 29. Evidence has been secured to confirm the already confident belief of Prosecutor Jenkins that no burglars committed the double murder in Line street, and when the Coroner's inquest is over to-day there is no doubt but that Eli Shaw will be held to await the action of the Grand Jury in Decem ber. The accused young man may not appear at the inquest at all, but it is probable that he will be brought in for a formal appearance and then be led back to his cell. That is what his at torney, Mr. Scovel, desires, and the prosecution has nothing to gain by compelling the young man to listen to the evidence against him. Subpenas have been served on many Witnesses, and it is expected that at least one of the recalcitrant young men who refused to answer questions at the private examination will be forced to testify. On the night before the murder this man was playing pinochle with Mrs. Shaw in her house. It may be that he was the last man, with the exception of the murderer, to see her alive. Through him, too, it may be proved as to what hour Eli arrived home that night, and what condition he was in. All the five young men who refused to give information at the prosecutor's ex amination of witnesses were held in $1,000 bail, and there is no likelihood of their failing to appear when wanted. Mr. Scovel will not allow Shaw to make any statement if the prosecutor should ask for it. The prosecution is supremely confident of the strength of its case, and the inquest might have been held days ago. The late date was set to allow public opinion to regain its normal condition before the proceed ings were laid before a jury. An absurd rumor was current in the streets to the effect that Miss Nielson and young Shaw were to be wedded in jail. Mr. Scovel denounced it as en tirely false, and Sheriff Baird declared that he would not allow the wedding to take place even if the contracting par ties desired it. It is not known that Miss Nielson could offer any testimony at the trial, but if she has any knowl edge of Shaw's movements she could not be placed on the stand after she was his wife. CHICAGO DEMOCRATS IN NEW YORK mayor Harrison and 250 Others Visit Tammany Hall. New York, Oct. 29. Mayor Carter Harrison, of Chicago, and 250 members of the Democratic Club of Cook County arrived on a special train of ten coaches at the Grand Central station at 4.30 yesterday afternoon. They were met at the depot by the Tammany Hall Reception Committee, headed by Rich ard Croker, and escorted to the Murray Hill Hotel, which will be their head quarters during their stay. Last evening the visitors attended the big ratification meeting in and around Tammany Hall. The crowd was estimated at 20,000 to 30,000. The order of speaking at the meeting was: Former Ambassador James E. Eustis, Carter Harrison, Perry Bel mont, Almet F. Jenks, William R. Grace, and James W. Ridgway. At the overflow meetings the follow ing speakers made addresses: Hugh J. Grant, ex-Governor George Hoadley, of Ohio; Thomas F. Gilroy, Thomas F, Grady, Edward Bell, Robert B. Roose velt, Charles H. Truax, and Theodore W. Myers. Mr. Croker was an interested witness at the meeting, but Judge "Van Wyck was not present. It was a great dem onstration. GEN. REEDER WON'T COMPROMISE, Denies That He Is Willing? to Have CKargres Asralnat Him Dropped. Easton, Pa., Oct. 29. The statement was published by Philadelphia news papers yesterday that counsel for Gen. Reeder was present at a meeting be tween Senator Quay, Secretary of State Martin, and counsel for E. A. Van Valkenburg, at which the question of settling the bribery suits against Van Valkenburg and Reeder was discussed. Gen. Reeder was seen yesterday after noon and asked if this was true. He said: "That is an absolute lie. I have no counsel except Congressman Kirkpat rick, Mr. Fox, and Mr. Stewart, all of this city. I shall never at any time consent to any proposition to settle or compromise the case against me, nor shall I ever at any time give my con sent to any such adjustment." Gen. Reeder was In Philadelphia Wednesday and saw Senator Quay after the latter had seen Mr. Martin. Senator Quay told him what had taken place, but the bribery cases were not even mentioned by Senator Quay. Sherman Won't Speak In Ohio. Washington, Oct. 29. Secretary Sher man has addressed a letter to L. Markhreit, a Republican friend in Ohio, explaining that while he will go to 3hio to vote, he is precluded as Secre tary of State from making a political speech by the unwritten law observed since the days of Thomas Jefferson. The Secretary then proceeds to discuss :he political situation, and makes an earnest appeal for an indorsement of President McKinley's Administration ind the re-election of Senator Hanna md Governor Bushnell. Mr. Sherman ays that the pending canvass in Ohio a recital of the issues of 1896. The tariff and the free coinage of silver, he ays, are the paramount issues, and al ways will be, that separate the pollti ;al parties. rind Wreck on the Erie. Binghamton, N. Y., Oct. 29. Erie train No. 13, the west-bound Wells Fargo express, was in collision in the yards yesterday morning with a D., & W. freight, which was crossing the Erie tracks. The express engine was thrown off the track. Engineer J. C. Miller, of El mira, and Fireman R. E. Jessups, of Hornellsville. were badly injured, and ) the flsjaase Is $20,000. IE BODIESJJI WBECK. NUMAEfl OF VICTIMS MAY SWELL TO TWENTY-SIX. Search for the Dead in the Rlvei Renewed with ViRor W umiin'i Body Still Unidentified One AVreclc Theory Disproved. New York, Oct. 29. The search for the bodies of the victims of the New York Central horror is being pushed with great diligence, as it is now thought possible that eight bodies are still in the river. Six persons who are believed to have boarded the ill-fated train are missing. These are: JOHN WATERS, a plumber, employed by Maar Bros., Pou&hkeepsie. ANNIE BURKE, 16 Centre street, Fougn- keepsie. JOHN LUGERT, a DaKer, or Hudson, jn. x. JOHN rE VINE, a bartender, of Syracuse, N. Y. FRANK B. ORMSBT. of Syracuse, N. Y. MRS. M'GRATH, of Pawling, N. Y. Inquiries have been received from relatives of these persons by Coroner Wood and all declare their fears that they have met death in the wreck. If all the people that are reported missing yesterday were lost in the Buf falo express the dead list will foot up to twenty-six. The identification of the woman s body supposed to be Mrs. Mary Theirs, of Cleveland, proved to be wrong. Mrs. Theirs is alive and well. The body is not yet identified. The theory that the breaking down of the engine caused the wreck was disposed of yesterday when the for ward truck of the locomotive was raised. The truck was intact, and even if it had been found broken the officials would not have held it as proof that a break-down had caused the accident. They declare that the dynamite plot theory was as reasonable as any. The work of dredging the river for the missing bodies was continued yes terday afternoon. A diver was also at work, but he found no indications of any bodies up to last night. The muddy condition of the river makes it difficult for the diver to see anything. He has to trust mainly to his sense of touch. General Manager Toucey, of the rail road, said yesterday that he is satis fled that the cause of the break of the roadbed was that the engine jumped the track and by its weight and impact crushed the earth embankment and toppled the wall over from the top. He says positively that the wall did not slide off from the bottom. The engine ran 100 feet beyond the break before it plunged into the river, and the cars, breaking loose from it, also went down into the river. If this foe true it would account for the two distinct shocks which the witnesses testified to at the inquest last night. The first shock would have come from the checking of the train when the engine struck the ties and earth, and the second one when the cars plunged into the hole and river. Mystery XTnsolved Yet. President Depew, of the New York Central, said yesterday that the mys tery of Sunday's accident had not yet been solved. "I want to say, however," he said, "in reference to statements contained in certain newspapers, that we have been for a long time receiving reports that our roadbed is unsafe, that the policy sf the New York Central is and always has been to drive away the traveling public to other roads by keeping our roadbeds in such a condition that we are likely to kill a train load of people at almost any time. That is the way we make our money. The statement that we have gone over the heads of ur engineering department which has charge of the roadbed is absurd. Mr. Katte, our chief engineer, is acknowl edged to be one of the greatest experts of the country, and we have implicit confidence in him. However, to con vince the public that we are leaving nothing undone, we have employed other experts to supplement the work Df Mr. Katte. I have nothing to say in reference to the reports of engineers employed by some papers, except that luperficial examinations are not always to be relied upon." Poughkeepsie, Oct. 29. John Devine a.nd John Waters, of this city, who tvere thought to have perished in the wreck at Garrisons, are both safe. De vine returned from New York Wednes iay night and says he saw Waters there and that he was unhurt. Lnetgert Oat with His Connsel. Chicago, Oct. 29. Adolph L. Luetgert, the sausage maker who was tried re cently for the alleged murder of his wife, and concerning wfiose guilt the iury disagreed, has quarreled with ex Tudge Vincent, his chief counsel, and it is likely that Vincent will withdraw from the case. Lueteert was sullen n.nd in-tm-r.-i yesterday. He sent for the Assistant State's Attorney, Ramsay, to consist with him about the new trial. Ex ludge Vincent urged Luetgert to agree to a reasonable continuance of the case. Luetgert was obdurate and refused. Then Vincent plainly told the sausage maker that the case would be contin ued if he was to have any voice in it !n future. Both sides agreed yesterday to have the case set for trial on Monday, No- To ed In Lion's Sen. Bor.t.j.i, Oct. 29. When the Boston Zoological Society advertised that it wanted an attractive couple to be mar ried in a den of lions at the Zoo, cou ples were heard from in all parts .of New England, but one or the other of the twain always lacked courage. The couple selected finally are Miss Charlotte Wiberg, of Boston, and Ar thur St. Andraasy, 2 Perth Amboy, The bride to be i very pretty, 21 years of age, and was born in this city. The name of the officiating clergyman Is withheld for the present. The ceremony will take place at the Zoo next Thursday. . . ENGLAND'S LABOR DISPUTE. Reply of the Employers and Men to the Proposal For a Conference. London, Oct. 29. The Employers' Fed eration yesterday replied to the pro posals made on behalf of the Govern ment by Mr. C. T. Ritchie, president of the Board of Trade, looking to the ending of the strike in the engineering trades. The Federation maintains that the basis for a settlement proposed by the Board of Trade leaves the relations be tween the employers and workmen the same as they were before the stoppage of work, and that therefore there would be a likelihood of further troubles. The reply of the Amalgamated So ciety of Engineers to the Board of Trade's proposals expresses the wish that before a conference shall be field a definition be given of what is meant by interference with the employers' business. It adds that the engineers only wish to secure just terms for labor. Subject to other safeguards, the men are willing to enter into a discus sion of the preliminaries of a confer ence. Both" replies avoid the kernel of the dispute, and each side seeks to cast upon the other the odium for a rejec tion of mediation. It remains with the Board of Trade to say whether it can proceed on the above basis with its efforts to end the struggle. The consensus of opinion is that there is little hope of a conference be ing held, this belief being based on the attitude-of both sides as displayed in their replies. FEAR OF CUBAN VENGEANCE. It Is All That Prevents Great Out ragreB In Havana. ' Havana. Oct. 27, via Key West, Oct. 28. Two dynamite bombs exploded on Tuesday in the neighborhood of El Cerro, Havana City. The bombs did some damage to baracks occupied by Spanish soldiers, but neither killed nor wounded anybody. It is generally be lieved that the explosion was caused by Cubans merely to warn the Spanish volunteers not to carry out their threats of committing murder during the proposed demonstration in favor oi Gen. Weyler. There is no doubt that if the volunteers repeat their butcheries of 1869 some conspicuous Spaniards will I be killed by the Cubans in retaliation, j and Havana will fall into a state of anarchy in which the foreign residents will be Imperiled. Only fear of Cuban revenge is likely to prevent rapine and murder by the volunteers on the defenseless native families living in the capital. The re port that the government of Senor Sagasta, in order to prevent those out rages, intends to discharge the volun teers and disarm them, is not credited here by the people who know the rela tions which the Spanish governments have always maintained with the sav age mob, officially styled "the most patriotic Institution of Volunteers of Havana." EX-MAYOR CURTIS MARRIED. Slips Away from Boston and Weds Miss Waterman In ChlcaKO. Chicago, Oct. 29. Ex-Mayor Edwin C. Curtis, of Boston, was married here at noon yesterday to Miss Maud Water man at the home of Miss Waterman's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hall. Bishop Cheney performed the ceremony. The couple left last evening for a brief wedding trip before their return to Boston. So far as the Boston public is concerned, the wed ding was a runaway match. Ex-Mayor Curtis is engaged in a political cam paign In which he is expected to stand for a second election at the hands of the Republicans, and on that account all arrangements for the marriage were kept secret. Miss Waterman has been living with her 'Sister for two years, so the ex Mayor quietly slipped away from his friends, . came out here, and was mar ried before any of them knew of it. The Papal Allocation. Rome, Oct. 29. The next consistory has been fixed to be held in December. The Papal allocution, which will then be read, will deplore the recent anti clerical measures adopted by the Gov ernment. It is understood that the Congrega tion of the Propaganda Fide have agreed upon the nominations to be sub mitted to the Pope for the bishoprics of Vancouver, Concordia and New Or leans. Minister Hosht to Retire. Washington, Oct. 29. The appearance of the story from Honolulu predicting the removal of the Japanese Minister Toru Hoshi, and the immediate ap pointment of a successor, created no surprise at the Japanese Legation. It was said, however, that the Minister's stay in the United States after his re turn, which is looked for about the first of the year, will be for a limited period only. Preacher Kills His Wife. Columbia, S. C Oct. 29. The Rev. J. Burdine, a Baptist preacher, living in .i.. pir.i(pna County, shot Liie uypei ya.t i . - his wife yesterday through the head, killing her instantly. Then he fired a bullet dnto his own head. He is still living, but unconscious. Mrs. Burdine was a sister of Maj. Stewart, clerk of the Court of Pickens. World's Record Smashed Again. Philadelphia, Oct. 29.-Eddie McDuf fle yesterday at Willow Grove bicycle track, established a new world s record for one mile, paced, covering the dis tance in lm, 35 2-5S., three-fifths of a second lower than the record made by Jimmy Michael on the same track sev eral weeks ago. The City of Topeka Agronnd. Tacoma, Oct. 29. The Alaska steamer Clty of Topeka ran aground yesterday afternoon during a fog on Brown's Point, just outside the entrance to Ta coraa'harbor. The steamer Santa Cruz has been dispatched to pull her off. SHE WfilBY A ML MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE WRIT TEN IN A TILE LINING.' Widow Needed It to Get Insurance The Ceremony Was Performed Dur ing the Election Excitement of 1S84, and the Evidence of the Ceremony Was Then Mislaid. ' ' WILKESBARRE, Pa., Oct. 29. A silk hat, crushed and battered by rejoicing Democrats on the night of Nov. 7, 1884, when Grover Cleveland was first elect ed president, has just proved the means of giving to a despairing widow a snug fortune and proving that she was legal ly married. - The hat is the property of Alderman 1 Donohue of this city. Donohue was one of the most enthusiastic of Cleveland's supporters during his first presidential campajgn, and he bet heavily and work ed hard for him. . On election day in 1884 Donohue won a silk hat on the big Cleveland vote polled in his ward, and, donning the hat, he waited for the re- ; turns from other places. Cleveland ma jorities came piling in, the alderman celebrating each buHetin in the approv- . ed manner. 1 ' In the midst of the glad news Dono hue was hastily summoned to the Bris tol hotel .to marry George Bounds and Miss Mary Rogers. Eager to get back to the bulletin boards, he galloped through the ceremony, kissed the bride and, having no. paper, hastily made a note of the marriage on the white silk lining of his new Hat, promising to send a marriage certificate to the happy couple the next day. Among the incidents of that night, of which the alderman has no clear recol lection, must have been a heated argu ment. When he arrived home in the morning, the hat looked very much as if it had been through a football game, and Mrs. Donohue stowed It away, in the depths f a dark closet. ; Donohue a year ago received a letter from Mrs. George Bounds of Montana stating that her husband had been kill ed on the railroad, where he had been employed as brakeman, and that before she could get the amount of the insur ance carried by her husband in a lodge she must produce her marriage cer tificate. She asked Donohue to forward the long delayed paper. The alderman examined his books and found no record of any such nrarriage and replied to that effect. Then Mrs. Bounds came on here and recalled the circumstances of the case, but; Donohue could remember nothing of the night, except that Cleveland was elected. The widow returned to Montana in despair. Mrs. Donohue, about six weeks ago. while housecleaning, ransacked a closet find discovered an old and battered silk hat, the same one put away there somi 13 years before. She dusted it and ac cidentally saw the writing on the lining, legible and distinct. Then the alder man remembered, and the next day the hat and a marriage certificate eped westward. Donohue yesterday received a letter from the grateful Mrs. Bounds, saying the court had accepted the evidence of that hat and had decided in her favor. Will Not Contest Pullman's Will. CHICAGO, Oct. 29. There is to be no contest of the Pullman will, so both sons of the dead palace car magnate declare. Said George M. Pullman: "The Idea of wishing to contest my father's will has never entered my head nor my brother's, either. No steps have been taken aiid none will be taken to break the will. My relations with the Pullman Palace Car company and witn my family are most cordial. I am in the company In the capacity of - an as sistant district superintendenit and ex pect to remain with the company. Civil Eneineer Doane's Will. BOSTON, Oct. 29. The will of the late Thomas Doane, the well known civ il engineer, gives his estate to trustees, who are to pay -the net income to the testator's wife and other relatives for a term of years, and when the youngest grandchild of the testator attains the age of 21 years the principal of the trust fund is to be paid to Doane col-, lege, Crete, Neb. The estate is valued at from J150.000 to $200,000. Carneeie Would Sell. PARIS, Oct. 29. Andrew Carnegie, who Is here, says that he has offered the Carnegie Armor Plate works to the United States government.. If the offer is not accepted, the firm will sell them abroad. He sajte that he only took up ' the armor business from a sense of duty to his countrs and that the works have never paid. The firm means to sell out at the smallest possible loss. Date of Funeral Changed. RICHMOND, England, Oct. 29. The funeral of the Duchess of Teck, cousin of Queen Victoria, sister of the Duke of Cambridge and mother-in-law of the Duke of York, who died at the White lodge here, will take place on Wednes day next. It had been provisionally art ' ranged for Saturday. - r Will of George Bills. NEW YORK, Oct. 29. The will ot George Bliss, the well known lawyer, who died at Wakefield, R, i:,; Sept. 1 last, was filed for probate here. The value of the estate Is placed at $700,000 in real estate, and the value of the per sonal property is said to be unknown. Aged Captain Goes Overboard. LTJBEC, Me., Oct. 29. Captain Alfred Stanley, aged 72, was lost overboard from his vessel, the schooner Dread naught, in Lubec narrows, yesterday afternoon. The vessel and captain both hail from Grand Manan. Ten Years For Nine Shots. .V LOCKPORT, Nv Y., Oct. 29. Judge Fisher sentenced Bert Carpenter of Lewiston to ten years in Auburn for shooting nine times at Constable J. Townsend last spring while at tern n ting to arrest him. 1 - -3 t rt.. i'y. fZ.t vt ,