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1 VOL. X. NO. 280. "WATERBURY, CONN., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30. 1897. ' TPTf!W TWfl rT?XTTic -- XH-ll x IT w V.JLi-L J.Q. WALLA MKT DIE. THE INDIAN BALL PLAYER MUST SUFFER DEATH PENALTY. He Appealed His Case, But the preme Choctaw Council Just Con firmed the Decision of the Lower Court. KANSAS CITT, Oct. 30. WaJlaTona tca, or William Going', as he is called in English, the full blooded Choctaw In dian who played ball, with others of his tribe, at Falrmount park on Aug. 14. will be shot in Eagle coun'ty, I. T., on Nov. 8. The supreme Choctaw council lias affirmed the sentence of the lower court, which said that "Walla Tonaka Wras guilty of murder in the first degree. The case of Walla Tonaka has created Interest and comment all over the Unit ed States. The convention hall commit tee last summer, as a means of raising funds for the erection of the hail, de cided to have a game of Indian ball by Choctaws from the Indian Territory. In one of the teams that came here and played was Walla Tonaka, who was then under sentenoe of death. According to the customs of the Choc taws, this young Indian was allowed to go and come as he pleased, the tribe baring taken Ms word that he would be on hand when the date of his death was et This date has now been set, and the brave will die on Nov. 6. No one, among the Indians at least, felt that there was any danger in Tonaka being paroled, as it is believed by them that Should any member condemned to death fail to appear in time to be killed bad luck will forever follow his family. Walla Tonaka was first condemned to flie Aug. 6, but he was allowed an ap peal to the supreme council. When the Indian ball game was played in Fair mount park Walla Tonaka was the foremost of all the players and easily carried off the palm for his dexterity in the game. He seemed less worried over bis fate than any of his companions. He had little to say, however, about his coming death, dismissing the subject solth: "Choctaw is brave. Have no fear. IWill be there when time comes." The crime for which Walla was con victed was the killing of his uncle, .Lampson Toung, deputy sheriff of Eagle county. The young man, with two oth er braves, drank too much whisky one day last spring and acted as Indians generally do under such circumstances. Walla's uncle. Lam peon, attempted to Vtop the disturbance, and, as the young snen 'were provided with Winchester rifles, Lampoon Toung was killed. Wal la, and one of his companions were tried and convicted of murder in the first degree. v Holy Ghosters Held For Trial. - LYME, Conn., Oct. 30. Before Justice Alunroe in the town hall at Old Lyme Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Champion, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert CaulMns, Wilbur Ander son and Charles Young, members of ths Holiness Band, were given a hearing on a charge alleging assault and bat tery and breach of the peace upon Mrs. Albina Mather, an aged cripple, whom -they sought to cure of rheumatism by faith and treatment altogether too rigorous. Probable cause was found, and all of the accused were bound over for trial in the supreme court under $78 ball each. The extreme penalty pre scribed by law is a fine of $500 or im prisonment for one year. A justice o( the peace could only impose a fine oi 7 or sentence them to 30 days in jail. Vorfer Eddy Dead. TALL RIVER, Mass., Oct. 30. Dr. XJeorge S. Eddy of this city received a telegram from a clergyman in New Or leans announcing the death in that city Wednesday morning of his son,. George B. Eddy, Jr. The dispatch gives yellow fsver as the oause of death. Young Eddy's wife is also suffering from the fever. Toung Eddy disappeared in March last after having forged his fa ther's name to a ohe-ek. Eddy was for tnsrly a student at the Xental college o-i ths University of Pennsylvania. Ha was about 26 years of age. Wilt PliTaal the Fight. MONTREAL, Oct. 30. Mayor Parent tot Quebec, In a letter to The Star, says lis has no official knowledge that the MoCoy-Creedon fight is to take place in Qnebeo and that he will prevent it Should any attempt be made to pull it ff. Jacques Cartier hail, where the Bght is said to be scheduled, is city property. Premier Marchand says the light will not take place. sTonnd Dead In Their Kooa BTRACUBE, Oct. SO. A woman on Whose body was found a card bearing the name "Bessie Lagrange, 533 Mum. ford street," and a boy, evidently her Son, aged 12 years, were found dead in e. room In the Windsor House. It is thought that the woman first admin istered poison to the boy and then took me herself. Ha fisqueaths a Park. "WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 30. Tha Will of Isaac P. Hyde of Southbridge, Which was offered for probate, after leaving a life Interest In his estate to his widow, bequeaths his property on her death to the town of Stafford, Conn., for the purpose of a public park. The estate is valued at about 60,000. Kew Torpedo Boat Destroyer. LONDON, Oct. 30. Charles Parsons, Inventor of the steam turbine which was fitted In the torpedo boat Turbinla, la about to construct, at Newcastle on Tyne, a vessel of the torpedo boat de stroyer type with turbine engines. It is Stated that she will have a speed of 36 to 40 knots an hour. What Bad r.uck Spain la Saving. MADRID, Oct. 30. The stiUcs of the tsUtrs has become general, , and It is (Uffiosxit to procure bread in tiie city tsday. Soldiers are being used as THEY ARE PERISTENT. Central Railroad Officials Still Cling to the Wrecking; Theory. POTJGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., Oct. 30. In spite of public opinion to the contrary, the officials of the New York Central railroad are as positive in their theory that train wreckers were responsible for the fatal accident near Garrisons last Sunday. Chief Detective Humphrey stated that the more the case is inves tigated the stronger become the indica tions that the train was purposely wrecked, "There have been developments that point to this conclusion," he said to the representative of the Associated press. "Of course I cannot divulge any clews that I have discovered, for it is a very delicate subject and requires the most careful and conservative treatment." "Do you think that, if the train was intentionally wrecked, it was for the purpose of robbery?" he was asked. "No, I do not. The motive was re venge, or it was the work of some crank. We have had trouble along that part of the road. The newspapers have told that a large bowlder, loosened from its position on the mountain side, fell on the track near Highlands only three weeks ago. Besides that, the Montreal express was derailed just south of this point a year or two ago, and ties have been found on the tracks at different times." YANTIC IN COLLISION. Bom Into a Steamer Near the City ot Qnebeo. QUEBEC. Oct. 30. The United States man-of-war Yantie, Commander Moore, which arrived in port on her way to the upper lakes, ran into the steamship La Canadienne, Captain J. B. Masson, op posite Sillery, near thi3 city, stove in the bow of that vessel below the water line and ripped the starboard side of the steamer fully 30 feet, cutting a hole six feet wide. At the time of the acci dent Captain Masson was on deck, it being his watch. He declares his vessel would Shave sunk but for her bulkheads and water tight compartments. Two of the crew narrowly escaped being killed in their beds. One was washed out of his berth and floated through the opening in the ship's side by the collision and was carried into the river. He clung to part of the wreckage un til dragged up on the deck. One of the Canadienne'e passengers and a sailor named Bouvllle leaped to the Yantic. The passenger made 'his way back, but Bouville is either lost or on the Yantio still. Earaptoa Jury Disagrees. GENESEO, N. T., Oct. 30. The jury in the case of the People vs. James B. Hampton, the alleged defaulting treas urer of Livingston county, which has been out since Wednesday, reported that it was impossible to reach an agrtment and was discharged. Hampton, who was serving his second term as county treasurer, left his office last November, and an investigation showed an alleged shortage of some $18,000. He was ar rested. Hampton is said to have placed in the hands of his bondsmen, to await issue of proceedings, property equal to the alleged shortage. His case was pre sented to the November grand jury and it failed to And an Indictment against him, for which the jurymen were un mercifully scored by Judge Werner. The next grand jury found seven in dictments against Hampton. Court has now been adjourned until Nov. 16, at which time another panel of jurors is to be drawn, and the same indictment is to be tried again on Nov. 22. The Gregory Claimant Wins. CHICAGO, Oct. 30. Probate Judge Kohlsaat rendered his decision in the Gregory will case In favor of the plain tiff, Martha Clybourn. The contest over the million dollar estate of Allen Gregory, "father of tho stockyards," Which has been in progress several days, proved a sensation. The plaintiff, Martha Clybourn, sought to establish her rights as the widow of Allen Greg ory and did so through the evidence given by Mrs. Lily Gregory of Kansas City, a niece of the millionaire. Rev. Sr. lirown'i Snspension Upheld. CHICAGO, Oct. 30. The action of the Bay conference suspending Rev. C. O. Brown for unminlsterial conduct was sustained by the mutual council of the Congregational church, which has been reviewing the case. The council acquits Dr. Brown of the charge of adultery, but approves the action of the Bay con ference. Nearly three hours was taken up with a secret session before the members of the council decided upon their action. Well Known Editor Dead. PORTLAND, Me., Oct. 30. Colonel J. M. Adams, editor and publisher of The Argus, who had been ill for some time at his home in Deering, passed away last night. He was one of the oldest newspaper publishers in New England, had been one of the most in fluential men in Maine and was uni versally esteemed. He was born in Rumford Oxferd county, this state on Sept. 22, 1319. His First Offloial Act. MIDDLETOWN, Conn., Oot. 30. The first official act of Bishop Coadjutor Brewster was the consecration at East Berlin of St. Gabriel's church, of which Rev. Arthur Gammack is the rector. The churoh was built wholly by mem bers of the church, they working late at night and early in the morning. Professor Baggies Dead. HANOVER, N. H., Oct. 30. Professor Edward R. Ruggles, professor of Ger man in Dartmouth college, died last evening of consumption.. Professor Rug gles was born in Norwich, V., Oct. 22, 1836. En Route For Home PARIS, Oct. 30. Major Moses P. Handy, the special commissioner of the United States to the Paris international exposition of 1900, whose work for the present has been concluded and whose departure for home was delayed by sickness, left this city on his way to the United Statea. SPAIN'S OPEH INSET. REPLY TO WOODFORD'S NOTE IS MOST DEFIANT. Uncle Sam la Oharsjretl with Snceor. In Mr the Rebellion by Laxity of the Law The President Order a Pro- teat. Washington, Oct. 30. The chagrin of the Administration over the insolence of Spain's retort grows the more Gen. Woodford's cablegram is studied, and it is already evident that if Woodford has fully given the sense of the docu ment he received from Sagasta the low enng sky over the United States and Spain has not been cleared one lota. but rather the war cloud has moved nearer. Close examination of the dispatch by the expert diplomatists of the State Department fails to point to a single material concession in the note, which, while devoted principally to the re forms proposed in Cuba, places upon this Government the task of Influencing the Insurgents to accept the alleged au tonomy. The only unqualified statement Sa gasta vouchsafes is the emphatic dec-' laration that Spain will never give up Cuba or permit another nation to par ticipate in her control of the island thus firmly repudiating mediation. This is the single, clear announcement of the dispatch, all others having tangled up in such involved, polite phraseology as to give no positive infromation. Its prominent emphasis is brazenly defiant, and it nullifies the last semblance of satisfaction this Government hoped to find in the rejoinder. The reference to filibustering also turns out to be more insulting than at first appeared. Not only is this Gov ernment insinuatingly accused of wink ing at the dispatch of many expedi tions, but it is explicitly charged with having, through its lax statutes, suc cored the rebellion by passive moral support while simultaneously embar rassing Spain by various diplomatic demands, such as pressing old-time in demnity claims, and rudely intervening In behalf of alleged American citizens whose naturalization has been evasive ly secured for notorious purposes. A copy of the reply is expected by mail next Saturday, and until that time no definite action will be taken beyond the protest Gen. Woodford has already been instructed to make against the unsatisfactory, indefinite character of the reply, and the President's expecta tion that he will be furnisned with more gpeciflo information to present to Congress In December. SPAIN WOULD FIGHT. But Does Wot Want War vrlth the United States. New York, Oct. 30. Dr. T. Congasto, who is to be the new Secretary-General of Cuba under Captain-General Blan co, is at the Cambridge Hotel, corner of Thirty-third street and Fifth avenue. Dr. T. Congasto has been a resident of the United States for the past sixteen years. He has lived four years in Phil adelphia. He is a physician. Dr. Con gasto, in speaking of Cuba, said: . "The new Administration will bring about some radical changes. These changes will occur before the first of the year. The new Administration will be one of the most liberal order. If the changes that were represented to me do not take place I shall certainly not stay in the island, but I am certain that they will occur. "I think that the better element of the Cubans will accept the reforms that will be held out to them, and I do not think it will be long, before the troubles in Cuba will be settled. The condition of Cuba is so peculiar that a small band of men can defy large num bers of soldiers for some time, but I imagine that even the bands will, when shown that real reforms are to be in stituted, accept them. Cuba is like the man who stands with a piece of bread in one hand and a stick in the other. He says if you want peace and bread, all right, but if not I shall have to use the stick." As to Spain wanting war with the United States, Dr. Congasto said: "Spain does not want war with the United States, but if forced to it she will fight, and to the best of her abil ity. You can depend on it .that Spain will not take the initiative. The Span ish people would prefer peace with this country. The sentiment against Spain in this country mostly exists in New York city." When the subject of the filibustering expeditions was broached. Dr. Congas to said that he was not at liberty to talk about the matter so long as it was a subject of diplomatic correspondence between the two countries. When the remarkable release of Evangelina de Cisneros was mentioned Dr. Congasto laughed immoderately. He said that it was absurd. "Why, it was well understood in Havana that the girl was to be re leased, and the authorities got an ink ling of the plan to capture her, and they let the thing go on, and I under stand aided it as much as they could passively. In fact, the Spanish author ities are as much to blame for her es cape as the people who participated in the romantic joke. The authorities were glad to have gotten rid of the trouble some girl, and said 'good riddance to her.' The account of the heroic cap ture has afforded me much amusement, as it also has the people in Havana. If you were only in Cuba you could un derstand how ridiculous the whole af fair is." Trust Fund for a Parrot. Boston, Oct. 30. By the will of Mary J. Bradford, of South Boston, which has been filed in the Probate Court foi Suffolk County, a trust fund is cre ated of $4,000, the income to be used for the care and support of a parrot owned by the testator. The bird is not to be put in any public place or store on exhibition.--The court has appointed George IT. Pierce as trustee to carry out the directions. . , LIVELY BOUT AT SAX FRANCISCO. "Kid" LsTlrne Whips Joe Wolcott. the Colored Fighter, in Twelve Rounds. San Francisco, Oct. 30. The greatest crowd at a prize fight since the Fitz-simmons-Sharkey mill saw the Wal- cott-Las-vigne battle last night at the Occidental A. C. in the Mechanics' Pa villion. Fully 8,000 persons were in the place, and they were drawn not only from San Francisco, but from every town of any size in the State as well as the East. According to the articles the men were to fight twenty rounds at 135 pounds, to weigh in at 6 o'clock this evening. The club guaranteed a purse or ?4,500, or 60 per cent, of the gross re ceipts. I At 9.45 o'clock the men entered the ring, Walcott being first and Lavigne following immediately. Behind Wal cott were O'Rourke, Joe Cotton and George Dixon. Lavigne had as esquires Ted Alexander, Billy Armstrong and Billy Lavigne. Eddie Graney was in troduced as referee, with the announce ment that if he saw anything about the affair that looked questionable he would declare it a fake and walk out of the ring. Both men fought like demons for sev eral rounds, but neither seemed to be able to get in any telling blows, most of their leads, particularly Lavigne's being wild. The fight, although fast, was clumsy. The ninth round both men fought like wildcats. Lavigne seemed short of steam, while Walcott was strong and did some hard work. The men were clinched most of the time, the only effective blow being by Lavigne, who landed over Walcott's heart. In the tenth round Walcott came up limping, and it was said that he was faking cramps. Lavigne went at him, scoring on the body and jaw. He re ceived about as good as he gave, how ever. The pace was perceptibly slower, and Lavigne was covered with blood. The referee was blood-spattered from parting the men, who were clinched most of the time. Eleventh Round. Walcott appeared to be strong in clinches, but Lavigne continued to follow and play for the body. Walcott found a way of stop ping the Kid's drives, however, and the latter transferred his attention to Walcott's jaw. He landed some telling rights there. Lavigne seemed to be suffering from cramps a3 the round closed. Twelfth Round. Lavigne was a sorry looking fighter with his blood-covered face, but he was strong and kept up the pace. He planted drive after drive on Walcott's stomach, and the colored boy was assisted to his corner by O'Rourke after receiving a fearful beating in the stomach. The round ended in Lavigne's favor. At the close of the twelfth round O'Rourke announced that Walcott could fight no more on account of an attack of cramps. He accordingly threw up the sponge amidst deafening cheers. The victory was fairly earned by Lavigne, who did the most of the leading and landed nearly all the pun ishing blows. THE FIGHT IN NEW YORK. It la More Than Ever Between Seth Low and. Van Wyclt. New York, Oct. 30. The Mayoralty battle is now more than ever between Seth Low and Tammany. Henry George, Jr., will stand in his 'father's place on the official ticket, battling for the cause in whicji his father died, but the leaders in the great contest will be Low and Van Wyck. The Tracy candidacy, which has be come less formidable the past week, is far down In the race to-day, and not even those at the Tracy headquarters make concealment of the fact that they are no longer to be regarded as among the possible winners. The fight against Tammany, there fore, still rests on the shoulders of Seth Low and Henry George's campaign managers, and late last night both felt that the cause would not suffer at the polls because of Mr. George's death. The Tammany leaders yesterday af ternoon declared that Mr. George's death made Van Wyck's election cer tain, but later, when they learned that Henry George's son was to take up his father's battle, their opinions under went another change. Mr. George's repeated declaration that if he could not be elected he would like to see Mr. Low succeed ia every where regarded as an indication of where the George strength would nat urally go. NO MORE BODIES FOUND. Still Searching for Bodies of Vic tims of the Wreck. New York, Oct. 30. The divers are greatly hampered in their work looking for the bodies of the victims of the dis aster at Garrison's. The mud In the bottom of the river is of such a kind as to prevent them getting a foothold. This necessitates the search being con ducted with the divers hanging to n safety'rope, which is passed around the body at one end and then attached to the divers' float. The trucks of the sleeping cars were raised yesterday, and then a search made or the holes from whioh thev were taken. It failed to reveal any bodies. The engineer's cap and one of the side lamps of the locomotive were the only things unearthed this morn ing. The dredging will be pushed further in-shore in the hope of finding bodies, the search yesterday being in fifty feet of water. Big; Syndicate "for the Yukon. Tacoma, Wash., Oct. sn a n Sickles, of this oity, writes that ex Secretary Daniel Lamont and Senatoi Edward MurDhy are intereotoj ... Transportation and Hotel Company, re- ;eiiLij uigmji.cu unuer TMortn Carolina statutes, with several millions capital to onerate steamers to th -r-h- conduct stores and hotels in tv. gold fields. Sickles is a nephew of D. jts. sicKies, 01 new iorK, who is ufid to be interested ia the company. VICTORY FOB ELI SHAW. THERE WAS ALMOST A IX COURT. RIOT Women Trampled by a Cnrlons Crowd in the Rush to Hear the Inquest Shaw Still Held In Jail Some Startling; Rumors. Camden, N. J., Oct. 30. The Coroner's Jury finds that Eli Shaw's mother and grandmother came to their death at the hands of some unknown persons. Shaw is still in jail, held by a war rant in the hands of the police. The entire city is in a state of great excitement over the result of the in quest as to the death ot Mrs. Emma Zane and Mrs. Sarah Shaw, mother and grandmother of Eli Shaw, who is under arrest, accused of their murder. Shaw's sweetheart, Maybeile Neilson, who believes in his innocence and who says she will spend her fortune to prove it, was on the scene early, and the sym pathetic court attendants saw to it that she reached a seat near the pris oner, unharmed by the crush of specta tors. .Hundreds of curious ones have crossed the river from Philadelphia, and already at least a dozen women have been roughly knocked down and trampled upon by the throng which besi(Sra tla Mlirt VinilCa marinrr 4 tic efforts to gain an entrance to the inquest room. Women Badly Injured. Two of the women were so badly In jured that they were taken to the hos pital unconscious. Another, who had fainted, was dragged into a neighbor ing house, where she recovered and was taken home. Clothing was torn from men and women alike, and at one time it looked as though the police would be unable to prevent a riot. The doors of the court house had to be closed to keep out the mob, but even used every means, fair and foul, to gain an entrance to the inquest room. May Prove Him Innocent. It is expected that witnesses will be produced who will prove Miss Neilson's constant assertion that her fiance is as innocent as it is possible for a man to be. these witnesses will, it is alleged. ! cunuuuraie jiii snaw s story and wipe out the State's theory. Both the wit nesses are women. Their identity has not been disclosed, for the reason, it is stated, that the defence is fearful that they might be tampered with. One Woman's Story. One of the women, early on the morn ing of the murder, Oct. 12, heard a nis- tol shot, but did not get out of .toed. , I live minutes later she heard another shot. She did not move, She was paralyzed with fear, she says. Then she heard agonized cries of "Murder! oh, murder! For God's sake, some one come!" " - The person crying for help, she will : testify, was Eli Shaw. , The other witnesses not only heard Eli's calls for aid, but also his grand- . mother's. She had been in the familv fears ana recognized Mrs. Zane s voice. Upsets State's Claim. The corroboration of Eli's story up sets the claim of the State that Shaw committed both murders and spent two hours removing evidence of his guilt, breaking windows and creating ap pearances of burglary. Before going in to the inauest Miss Neilson said to a reporter: "At last we are in a position to prove that Mr. Shaw is guiltless. I feel as certain that he will be a free man before night as I do that I am alive. He must be. He is a brave man, a true man, an inno cent man, and when he is released from this dreadful place I will prove my faith in him and my love for him by marrying him immediately, if he so de sires." SHOT HIS FAIR COUSIN. Weeden Admits that He Tried to Kill Miss Coulters. mystery that surrounded the attempt to kill Miss Daisy Coulters was cleared up yesterday when her cousin, Frank Weeden, confessed that it was he who fired the shot. Miss Coulters, who is a student at Brown University, was shot as she sat by an open window a few weeks ago, and was dangerously wounded. The weapon used was evidently a shotgun, loaded with slugs. The case was a complete mystery for some time, but her cousin, an erratic young man who had pestered her with lis attentions, was suspected. He was arrested, but would not admit any con nection with the crime until yesterday. A FATAL BLOW. Joseph Brady Was Killed While Skylarking; In a Saloon. Philadelphia, Oct. SO. 'Joseph Brady, aged 23, was killed in a saloon yester day by a blow on the solar plexus. The man had been skylarking with Joseph McGreal and Harry Meehan and other friends. Brady offered to al low his companions to test their strength by striking him on the chest. One blow struck him too low, landing on about the place where Fitzsimmons landed on Corbett. Brady's friends thought he was only stunneri. v-i all efforts to revive him were 1,1 no avail. Predicts Earthquakes In Mexico. City of Mexico, Oct. 30. Juan N. Contreras, the earthquake and weather prophet, predicts that a series of very severe shocks will be felt in this city from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4 and from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8. This prediction has caused much uneasiness here. The faith in Contreras' earthquake prognostications is very strong, owing to the fact that he has never gave false warnings. His latest success was the prediction of the severe earthquake which visited the Isthmus of Tehuantejpec, DUN'S WEEKLY REVIEW. Retail Trade Good, bat Orders for Fntare Delivery Slack. New York, Oct. 30. The weekly trade review of R. G. Dun & Co., issued to day, says: "The testing of retail trade is in progress, but results are remarkably retarded by long-continued mild weather and also by the fever in south ern districts. Even from that quarter some large orders lately received show better distribution than was yet ex pected. In spite of unseasonably warm weather, which greatly hinders retail dealings, in Winter goods at all points east of the plains, the large number of supplementary orders with urgent pressure for quick delivery make It clear that the sales in many branches have exceeded the expectation of deal ers, so that replenishment of stocks is not yet finished. Meanwhile wholesale trade and orders to manufacturers have been smaller than when the rush was ' greatest, but have nevertheless been large for this stage, even in a year of general prosperity, for the pay ments through the principal clearing houses have for the week been 3.9 per cent, larger than in the same week of 1892, and for the month 6.1 per cent. "Heavy engagements for outgoing wheat, covering 4,000,000 bushels this week, affect monetary prospects, but still more the produce markets, for the Atlantic exports are large already, 3, 864,649 bushels, flour included, against i 2-M-sii for ""v Iast year' and in four weeks 13,904,557, against 9,817,058 last year. Western receipts are not quite equal to last year's for the week, but have been 27,969,288 bushels for four weeks, against 28,756,644 last year. The market advanced 2c, with No. 1 red actually sold above $1 here, while spec ulation at St. Louis is pushing prices yet higher. ' " "Wool markets have become quiet. The market for goods is not active, as prices have been so far advanced as to hinder buying, in many cases inten tionally, until the future is more clear. and the mills have ahead quite as large boot and shoe industry is in a similar position, though leather is gradually weakening with buying restricted to immediate needs, but the shops have plenty of orders ahead, and are unable now to get Spring orders at prices cor responding to those of materials. Hides at Chicago have slightly advanced, with some further lare-e rmrr-hase "Failures for the week have been 219 in the United States, against 270 last year, and 25 in Canada, against 40 last year." , a Bis; Fire In Pittsburgh Pittsburg, Oct. 30. The Union Trust Company's big building on Worth ave nue, the local Wall street, was de stroyed by lire yesterday. The building was occupied by the trust company, the Pittsburg Stock Exchange and a res taurant in the cellar. An overheated smokestack from the kitchen in the basement set fire to tne roof and the flames had gained great headway be- fore a stream of water was thrown on them. The burned building was sold to the Union Trust Company two years ago for $150,000 by the Stock Exchange. The loss is estimated at from $150,000 to $200,000, on which there is an in surance of about one-half. Pound 930,000 lu a Box. Clinton, Iowa, Oct. 30. Adolph John son, a 16-year-old boy, while digging fish bait on Beaver Island, in the south part of this city, struck a metallic sub stance with his shovel, which, when unearthed, proved to be an iron box. When opened the finder was nearly overpowered with the great amount of wealth he saw, for there lay gold and paper money amounting to $50,000. It is not known if it was the pro ceeds of an express robbery or belonged to a Swedish nobleman, who lived a number of years on Beaver Island. 914,000 Stolen by a Mall Cleric. Denver, Col., Oct. 30. William R. Houghton, a railway mail clerk on the Union Pacific Railroad, was arrested at Cheyenne, Wyo., yesterday after noon charged with taking a $14,000 reg- Sacramento, Cal. He confessed, and said he had given the money to May Foster, of Denver. The woman, when arrested this afternoon, gave the money to the police. The money was stolen on .Sept. 27, and Houghton has been un der suspicion ever since. Apaches Kill Prospectors. Ortiz, State of Sonora. Mexico, Oct. 80. Renegade bands of Apache Indians are giving prospeotors in the northern part of the Yaqui gold-placef" country a greajt deal of trouble. The Indians have robbed many of the unprotected camps of all food supplies, and a num ber of prospectors have been ambushed and killed by them. Marching- Sllners Arrested. Pittsburg, Oct. 30. Forty-two strik ing miners were arrested yesterday afternoon for marching at Turtle Creek. The De Armitts are determined to stop the demonstrations of the strik ers. To Look for the Andree Balloon. London, Oct. 30. A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Copenhagen says that Capt. Sverdrup, of Dr. Nansen's ship, the Fram, will start immediately with an expedition for Prince Charles Prom ontory to look for the Andree balloon. Strikers Arrested by Deputies. PITTSBURG, Oct. 30. Thirty-five Striking miners were arrested near the Oak Hill mines, charged with unlawful assemblage at Turtle Creek. They were preparing to make a demonstra tion, but deputies intercepted them and arrested the entire party. There was no violence, and the procession arrest ed, headed by the deputies and followed by Superintendent T. B. de Armit, was marched to Turtle Creek. The men were later brought to Pittsburg, where Charges of unlawful assemblage were Asaterei abater wsi!B. WANT SEVERAL CALL MEH BOARD OF PUBLIC SAFETY IX FAVOR OX IT. To Look For an Increased Approp.ia . tion to Meet the Extra Expense The Gallant Volunteers to be Relegated to the Rear f CtJn? Mayor Airman W. L. Hall lS(Lat the adjurned meeting of and f Pubic saty last night Th St ful; oard was in attendance. The case of Donato Meo e tal, against Charles A. Fiore brough out a lengthy discussion, some of the members con tending that inasmuch as Mr Fiore has passed the age limit he is no longer a member of the police department and that the question at issue has nothing to do. with that bedy. The matter was tabled until the board can get an opin ion on the subject from City Attorney Kellogg. Thomas J. Begnal and Mich ael Lawlor having reached the ago limit. 40, were given honorable dis charges as supernumerary officers. , The matter of appropriations for 1898 was the next number on the pro gramme and the members kept at it until late in the night and by the t-me they got through it was plain to the most casual observer that the days of the volunteer fire department in. Wa terbury are numbered and that it is ex tremely doubtful If No 1 shall ever en-, joy its new quarters on Leavenworth ' street. After an. hour's talk it was decided that it would be a move in tha right direction to do away with the services of the volunteers dn No 1 and No 2 and the Mutual Hook and Ladder Co and secure call men in their places. In order to prevent a rush of applica tions for call men a vote was passed to the effect that all call men, must sleep : in the houses to which they will be as signed and that they must ba tuck d away in their little bunks at 11 o'clock. uniess excused Dy their superior officer. This was done to counteract a rumrr that the call men would not be required to sleep in the fire houses, which was creating a false impression among as- . pirants to those positions, and who ' were led to believe that they could re main at home nights and that the de- " partment would put bells on their bed " posts to wake them up in case of a fire in the nighL It was afflrst thought that it would be a good "idea to inau gurate a system of this kind in all the fire houses, but after looking at the matter from every standpoint it was agreed to confine it to four companies for this year, Buron street, No 1, No 2, and the truck company. A prominent member of tt. said to a reporter of the "Den iast mgnt: "ne time is ripe lor, a paid department in waterbury and a better opportunity to bring it about may not come to us in years. The. way things have been going on lately it was hard to tell whether the fire depart ment of "Waterbury was under the ju risdiction of the board of pubic safety or controlled by a few agitators in ths companies. Lock at what they did re- -garding the annual parade. Because . the board would not yield to the de mands cf a few men they decided to re taliate by refusing to parade. Well, I.' don't suppose they exceeded their right in this matter, but I think it is pretty safe to state that the board ot public safety will have all the say about next year's parade. It will cost but ' little over ?200 a year extra to equip all ' the "horse companies" with call men, and everybody knows that this would strengthen , the effi ciency of the department. - Next fall, when the people see how the new system works, there won't be much op- i position to dispensing with the services) of the volunteers in all the other com panies and filling their places with, horses, a few permanent men and the number of call men necessary to keep them in good working order. Of coutb9 ' the appropriation for what we have agreed upon is to come before the board of finance and the aldermen, but I think whatever the board of public safety decides upon will go." The proposed change in the fire de partment was the all absorbing ques- tion in certain quarters last night and while many indorsed the scheme others denounced it as resurrecting the old grudge against No 1. This is what a thoughtful man had to say on the sub ject: "Its all right. The fellows who will be effected most by these changes are the ones who were mainly in strumental in putting men in charge of the affairs of the city who will rule with an iron rod and if those people don't like it they have no one to blame but themselves. The same thin might be said of quite a few of our su-j pernumerary officers, and if you notlep ' some of them are having c-ha-oces thatt are quite distasteful to them." 1 . It was an important meeting and no , matter what some people will think cf it, it is likely that the order of thing3 agreed upon last night will be carried out to the letter. , An Ola Crocadllc. ' One of the most interesting- specimenti in the British museum is a crocodile; more than 2,000 years old. It is a bigv well-preserved specimen, and on its back there is a whole family of littl crocodiles. Years before the Christian, era the Egyptians worshiped crocodiles among their animal deities, and many specimens were kept at great expenssj in their parks and royal gardens, where they were attended by priests and giveni all sorts of dainty morsels for focx When these crocodile gods died theyj were embalmed and placed in the tombs lalong with the sacred mrunrmiea oX other sacred animals. This particular crocodile was prepared by dipping-S in wax and pitch, which rendered i hard and shiny, and it lay in one of the pyramids century after century, untii the Egyptian government dug it out and presented it to the British nuj 4 I 1 '-4 - j 1 i ! N :-' j .