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VOL. X. NO. 286.
WATERBTJRY, CONN., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1897.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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A STHAHGIERS DEED.
THEORY REGARDING THE DEATH
OF ALICE BROWN.
tlusband Is a Prominent Colonel In
a Counter Suit the Defendant Asks
For a Share of Her Estate, Which is
Appraised at About $500,000.
BOSTON, Nov. 6. The circumstances
attending the death of Alice Brown,
who was found dead In her room at 15
Corning street, are so similar to those
unrounding the murder of Maggie
Riley, better kno4h as Diamond Flos
sie, at 228 "West. Twenty-fourth street.
New York, last April, that the police
think thct both women were victims of
s the same man.
The theory of a Jack the Strangler,
Who Is responsible for many murders
among women of the same outcast
class, is strongly entertained. Diamond
Flossie was found in her bed with a
rope tightly knotted around her throat,
one end of which was attached to the
framework of the bedstead. In the case
of Alice Brown the bedclothes were
knotted around the framework of the
bed in a similar manner.
The names of the men first detained
In connection with the case are Edward
Hard, proprietor of the house, and
. Thomas Hughes and John Curran,
lodgers. They are held as witnesses,
And yesterday J. T. Stowell was taken
Into custody. He is also held as a wit
ness. It is learned that eight finger
marks were found on the young wo
man's throat by Dr. Draper.
Officer Kelley, who went to work on
the case, says he has found a young
Iwoman who was a most Intimate friend
of the dead girl. This woman says
Alice's name was not Brown, but Red
mond or Rediman. She . thinks that
Alice came from Amherst. She also re
calls the faot tnat a few days ago
Alice received a letter postmarked Kn
fleld, Mass. She seems to attach some
little importance to this circumstance
and is under the impression that Alice
Cold her that she had relatives in that
One of the occupants of the lodging
house adheres to the assertion that he
beard a strange man ask the girl to
marry him. The young woman was
.heard to reply, "I would not marry the
best man on earth."
Yesterday morning a Miss Golmore
Called at station 4 and told the officers
that she was an old friend of the dead
jsdrL - The most Important thing that
She had to say was that Alice was ad
dicted to the use of morphine. It
seems that nearly a week ago Alice had
r.- Ud to-, her: ; 'There's nothing for me
i. In life now;"-'l.ive or die, it is all the
same to me."
It Is stated that Alice had been in a
Worcester insane asylum and had been
more or less despondent since her re
lease. , Will Fnrcbase Preierrx
' ALBANY, Nov. 6. The f orest pre
aerve board has agreed to , purchase
some 25,000 acres of land in Hamilton
county at an aggregate cost of $100,
)0OO. The first tract is 10,000 acres in
township B and 10,000 acres in township
10, Hamilton county, which is all vir
gin land and is located in the Moose
river section, near West Canada creek,
j This was bought from the Adirondack
Timber and Mineral company for $127,
000. The second purchase was made
from Dr. Seward Webb and comprises
4,600 acres in township 41, and it cost
931,600. This land is considered valua
ble for forest reservation purposes, as
It contains several small lakes and
ponds. On account of its purchase Dr.
Webb released his part title to some
tVDOO acres of land in this township to
the state, which held the rest of the
itHle, for nothing, and the state now
baa a clear title to the entire town
Would Hut Find an Indictment.
NBWBURG, N. Y.,Nov. 6. The grand
.- July of Orange county. declined to find
an Indlotment In the case of Bridget
Hayes, a domestic found with her
throat oat at Balmvllle Sept. 16. The
" coroner's Jury found as their verdict
" that she toad basn murdered. At the
waning of court here on Monday, Judge
MBrschberg instructed the grand Jury
particularly in regard to this case, di
recting them to find an indlotment, if
the facts warranted, even though they
Could not ascertain the perpetrator.
JBx-State Senator William P. Richard
son Is foreman of the grand jury. .
Mrs. Hamilton Burled.
iiAWHBNCB, Mass., Nov. 6. The
funeral services over the body of Mrs.
Ward Hamilton and her 1-year-old
ehlld, who were shot and killed by the
tonasand and father at Worcester early
' Tuesday morning, 'were held at St.
Mary's church yesterday. Rev. Father
Xisonard offlolated and was assisted by
Several curates. ' The services were
brief and were attended by a number
, t relative and friends of Mrs. Hamil
ton, -who lived In this city before her
' marriage. The bodies were interred In
fit, Mary's cemetery.
To Lhi After the Mail.
i . 'WASHINGTON, Nov. 6. The follow-
Iny fourth class postmasters have been
appointed: New York Farmingda)e,
John Allen; Morton, Ira B. Bates.
" Pennsylvania Derrs, D. B. Stevens;
Oaibleton, William Weiss; Lairdsvllle,
O. S. Trainer; Leeper, G. W. Kuhns;
Ugonier, Mrs. A. U. Aschom, Win-
fcurne, R- H. Bommervllle.
' ' Frsstdsatlal Appointments.
c Washington. Nov. 6. The presi
dent jjijg appointed the following post
CBajters: New York Elizabethtown,
Joan X. Nicholson; New Dorp, Max
Oaldner. Pennsylvania Lock Haven,
Henry T. HalL Virginia Big Stone
Cap, John M. Goodloe.
Xoand Hanging to a Rafter.
BOSTON. Nov. 6. John A. Smith, 67
years old, a Dorchester expressman,
was found banging- to a rafter in the
twllar Of bis borne. Despondency is as
gjjaad JJMUU ojjtbe suicide. .
Successful Tit of a New Invention by
W. I,. Fcoto.
NEW YORK, Nov. 6. A public ex
hibition was given in the Twenty-third
regiment armory In Brooklyn by W.
Lennard Poote, inventor of "the bullet
proof auto-dynamic armor, and was
witnessed by several foreign officials
and others interested In armor. A
Winchester and a krag-jorgensen rifle
and a block of the arrnor about 2V4
inches thick were used in the test.
A number of bullets were fired at
it, but in no case did any of them
go through or leave a mark of en
trance. Mr. Foote previous to the ex
hibition stated that a similar material
had been used three years ago, but
since that time it had been improved.
It is now perfect, according to the in
ventor, who says tnat it is equal in
resistance to a three-quarter inch gun
shield of hard steel and does not re
quire the same amount of care to keep
it from rusting or scaling, as steel does.
It is lighter than steel, weighing less
than half as much.
Count Goetzen, a military attache at
Washington, and General D. T. Mert
wago of the Russian navy were present
at the exhibition.
A DOG SUICIDES.
Deliberately Pisces Itself In Front of an
NEW HAVEN, Nov. 6. A unusual
and pathetic scene was witnessed in the
most crowded portion of Chapel street,
the main thoroughfare of this city. A
handsome English bulldog ran into the
middle of the street and laid its head
upon the car rail directly In front of
the wheels of an electric car that was
coming along at a good rate of speed.
The Incident was so incredible that the
people in the crowded street stood mo
tionless. Arthur A. Herman, the proprietor of
a billiard room at 1020 Chapel street,
who owned the dog, whistled and called
as he ran for his pet, but the dog re
mained by the track. The motorman
reversed his motor, but too late to save
the dog. Half a dozen women shrieked
and a big crowd collected about the
scene. Those who witnessed it declare
that if a dog ever committed suicide
this one certainly did. The dog was a
valuable one and, though only a puppy,
was a prize winner.
Mr. Herman had taken it out for ex
ercise and was talking to a friend, when
the dog suddenly left him, ran straight
for the approaching car and lay down
on the rail.
M'KAY'S BODY FOUND.
An Echo of the Recent Disaster on the
New York Central.
HAVERSTRAW, N. Y., Nov. 6. The
body of Algernon W. McKay, who lost
1US,? Hfeffta the New York Central rail
road disaster at Garrisons, was found
floating in the middle of the river oft
Iona island, four miles below the scene
of the wreck, by a boatman named Ben
jamin Lent, who was gathering drift
wood. Lent towed the body to Jones
point, where it was positively identified
by W. A. Humphrey, a detective of the
Hudson River Railroad company. The
body was taken in charge by Coroner
Charles S. Sloat, who had it removed to
The body was in an advanced state of
decomposition. In the pockets of the
dead man were found $1.50 in change, a
gold watch and chain, railroad passes
and papers. There was a contusion on
the left side of the face, and the cloth
ing was badly torn on the right side.
The watch had stopped at 5:50.
The Warners Are Discharged
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Nov. 6. The
Warner libel case was tried before the
superior court here yesterday. Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Warner were charged with
publishing an article in' the Willimantic
Sunday Herald that intimated that the
county prosecuting agent had neglected
his duties and was paid by the liquor
dealers for doing so. After an hour and
a half the Jury reported a disagreement
with no prospect of change by further
deliberation, and they were discharged.
The case was later nolle prossed by the
state attorney under the advice of the
judge, and the Warners were released.
Prohibition Defeated In Georgia.
ATLANTA, Nov. 6. The Georgia
senate has defeated a measure which,
if passed, would have had the effect of
making Georgia a prohibition state.
The bill has been pending in the legis
lature since last year and has been
argued exhaustively. The vote on the
bill was 18 to 23. It is understood that
the majority against the passage of
the bill would have been proportionate
ly much greater In the house if the
measure had reached that body.
. Carlisle Will Speak.
ALBANY, Nov. 6. Former Secretary
of the Treasury John G. Carlisle has
notified Secretary Proctor of the state
bar association that he would accept
the invitation tendered him to deliver
the next annual address before the as
sociation's convention on Jan. 23.
The Yellow Fever Keoord.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6. Yester
day's record of yellow fever cases and
deaths was disappointing. The death
rate was higher than it had been for
several days, and the number of new
oases was as small as the board of
health officials predicted it would be.
The warm weather which was experi
enced here, 80 in the shade, has not
helped the patients any. The fever rec
ord was 25 new cases, 10 deaths. A
list of 11 cases and 1 death was added
to Mobile's fever total.
Despondent, He Ate Fly Paper.
SING SING, Nov. 6. John Montgom
ery, 60 years old, died In this village
from the effects of poison in the Irving
hotel, in North Highland avenue. Mont
gomery took from the bar a quantity
of fly paper which had been soaking
for some days in fly poison and ate it.
He became very ill and was taken to
Osslnlng hospital, where he died. Mont
gomery was a widower and had been
despondent for several days.
IS. IJIIEH SUES.
AN ACTION FOR DIVORCE IN A
Diamond Flossie Case Recalled The
Police Entertain the Belief That Both
Women Met Death at the Hands of
One of the Same Men.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 6. Mrs.
Mary N. Walker, whose home is at 337
West Seventy-first street, New York, Is
seeking divorce from her husband, Colo
nel Myron P. Walker of this city, on
statutory grounds and has named Mrs.
Elizabeth Skiff, a hairdresser, who for
merly lived in Springfield, as corespond
The case is being tried in the superior
court in Northampton, because Mrs.
Walker owns property in Belchertown,
which is in the same county as North
ampton, and where she made her home
in the summer for many years.
Colonel Walker has filed a counter
suit for divorce on the ground that his
wife deserted him and intends to pro
duce a voluminous correspor.lence
which passed between them by which
he hopes to prove that he was ever
ready and anxious to live with her.
He also wants to get a half share of
her property, which at the present time
is valued at $500,000, alleging that Mrs.
Walker agreed to this proposition in a
letter which he has filed with a bill In
The suits, however, will be tried sep
arately. Colonel Walker's lawyers are
fighting hard to prevent a decree and
yesterday presented many letters in an
effort to prove that the colonel was
' Mrs. Walker's maiden name was
Mary N. Crocker. She was the daugh
ter of Judge F. B. Crocker of the su
preme court of California and is a sister
to Mrs. J. Sloat Fassett of New York
state. Mrs. Walker was born In San
Francisco about 50 years ago and along
in the sixties married a man named
Charles L. Scudder, whom she after
ward divorced. Their two daughters
are now living, Ella, who is Mrs. R. H.
Curtis of Corning, N. Y., and Kate, who
makes her home with her mother.
Some time before her divorce Mrs.
Scudder met Colonel Walker. He had
enlisted in the army aa a drummer boy
in the Tenth Massachusetts volunteers
and some time after the war went to
the Pacifio coast and engaged in the
They were married in London , in 1878.
For some time they were as happy as
could be and set up an ideal summer
home in -Belchertown. Mrs. Walker
wanted to move in the society to which
she was accustomed, and the colonel
was equally ambitious. Colonel Walker
tried for the nomination of lieutenant
governor 15 years ago, but failed to get
The colonel afterward ran independ
ently for congress, but was defeated.
That contest is said to have started all
the domestic troubles. Mrs. Walker
found that her husband had spent some
$22,000 in his vain attempts to win po
litical glory. It was not until 1893, how
ever, that they separated for good.
Mrs. Walker produced many witness
es, principally police officers and hotel
bellboys, who had witnessed the actions
of Colonel Walker and Mrs. Skiff in the
Springfield hotel, where the former
maintains . apartments. The officers
testified to seeing the pair go to the
hotel at a very late hour.
Mrs. Walker testified to her mar
riage to .the colonel. She was subject
ed to a most searching cross examina
tion, with the hope that the defense
might prove that she left her husband
before the time, of his alleged miscon
duct. The defense tried to introduce
the letters which passed between Mrs.
Walker and her husband before their
marriage, with the idea of showing that
they were a loving couple, but Judge
Gaskill ruled them out. The case was
not finished, but will be continued Mon
day. He Shot a Chicken Thief.
NYACK, N. Y., Nov. 6. Alexander
Hustis of Sickletown, Rockland county,
last Saturday morning at 2:30 saw
Philip Daniel, a colored man who had
worked on his farm, coming out of a
shed on the place and accused him of
stealing chickens. Daniel denied it.
Hustis fired a shotgun, the whole charge
taking effect in Daniel's left leg. Dan
iel was taken to St. Francis' hospital in
Jersey City. Hustis was arrested for
assault in the first degree and gave bail
In the sum of $1,000. Daniel died on
Wednesday and was buried here yester
day. Officer Steele went after Hustis,
but the man had fled and cannot be
found. If caught, he will be charged
Walla May Escape After All.
KANSAS CITY, Nov. 6. Walla To
naka, the famous Choctaw ball player,
has again been reprieved and will have
another chance In court for his life.
He was convicted by a Choctaw Jury
last summer of murdering hi3 uncle, a
deputy sheriff, and sentenced to be shot
on Aug. 6. Walla Tonaka will be tried
again at ' the December term of the
Choctaw court, and it is not Impossible
that he will be acquitted. There never
wasi much evidence against him.
Railway Wreck In Connecticut.
WILLIMANTIC, Conn., Nov. 6. Ex
tra freight 196, on the New England
railroad, east bound, was wrecked at a
point known as Steeles crossing, near
Andover, while trying to take a siding.
The engine was thrown across both
tracks, and five cars were derailed.
Engineer Bushnell, who broke his ankle
when Jumping, was the only member of
the train crew that was injured. Traf
fic was delayed considerably while pas
sengers were being transferred.
Jewish Synagogue Earned.
DENVER, Nov. 6. Temple Emanuel,
Jho Jewish synagogue at the corner of
Twenty-fourth and Curtis streets was
totally destroyed by fire. Loss, $35,000.
THE TREASURE IS THERE.
So the Officer! of the Impcricnw Say
on Their Return from Cocoa.
Victoria, B. C, Nov. 6. The British
warship Imperieuse, the flagship of the
North Pacific expedition in search oi
buried treasure on Cocos Island, start
ed on the expedition on Sept. 22 without
making her destination known. It was
announced that the primary object of
the trip was to guard British Interests
in Guatemala while the outbreak un
der Morales was in progress there. It
was generally known on board, how
ever, that that was not the real pur
pose of the voyage, and officers and
crew finally concluded that England
had bought the Panama Canal, and
that it was their mission to take pos
session. When Cocos Island was reached on
Oct. 14 the secret of the trip became
known. Two civilians who had been on
the vessel were found to be Charles
Hartford, the reputed discoverer of the
Cocos Island treasure, and E. A. Har
ris, whom he had interested in his tale
of buried millions.
When the party on the Imperieuse
landed there were found on the Island
a woman of the name of Gersler and a
new arrival from Nova Scotia, a Ger
man, who was accompanied by hla
The work of digging for the treasure
was begun at once under Hartford's
directions, and at a spot indicated on
a chart which he had. At a depth ol
five or six feet, Hartford said, would
be found a large flat stone or slab
The slab was found as he had said,
and the work was continued with re
The digging was made difficult by
continued rain, hut was kept up till a
depth of ten feet had been reached.
The water had by this time welled intc
the pit, and a large overhanging rock
was on the point of falling upon the
men. It was seen to sway, and the
searchers withdrew just as the rock
fell down, completely filling the hole
already made. Instead of blasting out
the obstruction, Admiral Palliser, the
commander of the Imperieuse, ordered
a blast in the hillside itself.
This was barren of results, and then,
despite the pleadings of Hartford, the
Admiral gave the order to returE
There is no doubt that the search
will be completed. The officers and
crew of the Imperieuse are firmly ol
Hartford's belief that the treasure is
there. Hartford was landed at San
Jose de Guatemala on the homewarc
voyage, and he there prevailed upon
the commander of the United States
ship Alert to return with him and take
up the search. '
THE PROTECTION OF CATTLE.
'I'h.e Pennsylvania Live Stoc$ant
tary Board Begins Its Work.
Harrisburg, Pa., Nov. 6. The Live
Stock Sanitary Board held a meeting
in the Department of Agriculture yes
terday afternoon, and steps were taken
toward the enforcement of . two acts
passed at the recent session of the
Legislature. One enables the board tc
prevent the bringing of contagious dis
eases of live stock into the State, and
the other gives it authority to make
certain tests whereby they shall de
termine the different conditions undei
which certain diseases of cattle thrive
best. In connection with the enforce
ment of the first act the board will sta
tion at various places in the State in
spectors whose duty it shall be to see
that no infected cattle are admitted in
to the State. Arrangements will be
made by the board with United States
Inspectors at different places without
the State whereby they will inspect
cattle about to be shipped into Penn
sylvania, and in case they are healthy
will give certificates to that effect
which will carry the cattle past the
In relation to the other act, by which
the Legislature appropriates, $15,000 for.
experiments in diseases of cattle, the
board has decided to erect i the Vet
erinary Department of the University
of Pennsylvania a building for these
tests. In this building infected animals
will be placed under varying conditions
in order to determine which develops
the diseases. Gov. Hastings, as presi
dent of the board, was in the chair.
Ki-(;ot. Pender Dead.
' Milton, Del., Nov. 6. Ex-Gov. James
Pender died at his country seat at this
He had been ill for some weeks, and
his death was not unexpected. He was
nearly 70 years of age.
Gov. Pender was one of the fore
most, as well as one of the richest
men in the State. He practiced law In
his early life, but eventually identified
himself with large insurance com
panies. He was a man of great popularity
and was noted for his charity anil
The World Sned for 825O,00O.
New York, Nov. 6. Gen. Charles H.
T. Collis, Commissioner of Publio
Works, has begun an action for $250,
000 damages against the World. . The
papers in the case were served on
Wednesday, and as yet no answer has
been filed. The action is based on an
article in the World of Wednesday,
Oct. 6, in which Gen. Collis Is flatly ac
cused of forcing contractors who have
been successful In their bids for city
work to accept as one of thejr sureties
the Fidelity and Deposit Company of
A Home Cleric Killed by a Train.
Washington, Nov. 6. Herman L
T..mls a clerk In the Housa nf -rotm-o.
sentatives, was struck by an incoming
train on the Pennsylvania Railroad, in
this eitv. at an early hour veat.niov
wrtT-ntno- nnd Instantlv killrl .Trie, -i
was discovered about half an hour af
ter he was uniea oy me conductor of a
yard engine. The acident occurred at
a point just half a mile from the Penn
sylvania station, and In an entirely
different part of the City from that In
which Lewis lived.
SAVED PBEST MOBAES
BRAZIL'S RULER NARROWLY ES
Colonel MorneB, the President's Nephew,
Wounded In Disarming the Assailant
Kio Janerio Greatly ExcitaH Assassin
was a Soldier on Duty.
Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 6. At 1 o'cloci
yesterday afternoon a soldier belong
ing to the Tenth Battalion 'attempted
to shoot President Moraes with a pisto;
Just as the latter landed at the Marin
Arsenal after visiting the steamer on
which Gen. Barbosa had returned
from Bahai. The attempt, was frus
trated by bystanders.
The President's nephew. Col. Moraes
was slightly wounded while disarming
the soldier. Gen. Bittencourt, Ministei
of War, then interfered, and wai
stabbed, dying shortly afterward. Th
city Is greatly agitated.
The attack has caused the jjreatesl
agitation throughout the city.
Dr. Moraes was elected President o)
Brazil three years ago to succeed Mar
shal Peixoto, after the rebellion of Ad
ruirals Mello and Saldana da Qaiaa hac
MURDERER'S AWFUL WORK.
Four Children Attacked In Theti
Home and Killed After a. Fight.
Montreal, Que., Nov. 6. Particulars
have been received here of a terribi
quadruple murder near Rawdon, i
small village about forty miles nortt
of Montreal. The victims were Eliza
beth Nulty, aged 18; Annie Nulty, 16
Ellen Nulty, 14, and Patrick Nulty, 9
They were the children of Michaei
Nulty, a farmer, who lives in a seclud
ed spot about four miles from Raw
don. The murder, which was committed
while the parents were away from
home, was discovered by August Mo
rln, a neighbor. Morin had occasion tt
call at the house on Thursday after
noon. He was not aware of the ab
sence of the parents, and was sur
prised as he approached to find that
the door of the Nulty house was broker,
in. He entered, and a horrible sight
Lying on the floor were the headless
bodies of the youngest girl and the
boy., Their clothing was saturated
with blood, and all about were traces
of a desperate struggle. The bodies- ol
the children lay on the floor near the
bodies. Morln ran out of the house
and almost stumbled over the body oi
Annie Nulty, midway between the
house and the barn. She also had beer,
stricken down and the life pounded out
Morln saw a dark object nearer te
the barn, and supposed that it was
the body .of the third girl, but it
proved to be only part of a dress,
which had evidently , been torn oft the
body of one of the victims. In the barn
to which the path led Morln found the
body of the eldest girl, with evidence
that she had ' been assaulted before
death had taken place.
The Attorney-General was notified
and detectives have been sent to the
scene. The murders are supposed to
have been the work of a tramp.
ACCUSED OF WIFE MURDER,
A Man of OO, Prominent In Atlanta
Politics Before the War, in Jail.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 6. Albion- Bid
well, 90 years of age, prominent in At
lanta politics before the war, and who
was voted for for Mayor, is in jail
charged with the murder of his wife
At 8 o'clock last evening the oVd mar
gave the alarm that his wife had com
mitted suicide, and before he admitted
anybody to the house he gave a. de
tailed statement of where he had beet
the entire day. Entering, those whore
he ha$ summoned found Mrs. Bldwel,
dead, suspended from a rope, which
was tied to the bedstead and then run
over a rafter above. She was crouched
as though in the effort to choke her
self to death. The strange conduct ol
the husband led to his trrcst pendine
further inquiry. This was his sixtk
Blsj Day for New Yorlc Poitoffiee,
New York, Nov. 6. The receipts a
the Postoffice on Thursday were.accord
lng to Auditor Jardine's report. th
largest in the postal history of the
There were 1,250,000 two-cent stamp)
sold, for which the stamp clerks re
ceived $25,000, and the sales of othei
stamps, stamped envelopes and post
cards amounted to about $15,000 more
making the total receipts something
over $40,000 for the day.
Circus Going to Sea.
New York, Nov. 6. Barnum 8
Bailey's advance of "The Greates'
Show on Earth" sailed for England a
8 p. m. to-day on the Atlantic Trans
port steamship Mobile. The group in
eludes some of the performers and thi
members of the band, numbering sixty
five. T: e I...CU3 will open at Olympia
In Lo:.on, on Dec. 11, and will remali
in Great Britain for at least one, am
possibly two years.
Criticised Mayor Wetel.
Reading, Pa.. Nov. 6. Thirty-two
Protestant clergymen of Reading yes
terday afternoon published a series ol
resolutions, signed by each clergyman
and the church he represents, vigor
ously attacking Mayor Weldel for. the
speech of welcome .he delivered to the
State Liquor League in conventiof
here a short time ago. Mayor Welde
is a Democrat. In a speech of welcomi
he said that in days gone by there wai
aejtatlon at suiuvtuary laws.
SENATOR W0LC0TT BACK.
Be and Gen. Paine, Commissioners
on Bimetallism, Return.
New York, Nov. 6. United States
Senator Edward O. Walcot tand Gen.
Paine, two of President McKinley's
Commissioners on Bimetallism, who
have been abroad trying to induce Eu
ropean countries to join with the Unit
ed States for the free coinage of silver,
got here last night on the Campania
Former Vice-President Stevenson, the
third Commissioner, was expected on
the same steamer, but at the last min
ute he decided to wait
Senator Wolcott and Gen. Paine de
cline to say anything about their mis
sion abroad, which was successful in
France, but unsuccessful in England.
Senator Wolcott said that as his mis
sion had been an official one he did not
feel that he had a right to speak until
he had made a report of his work to
the President. He said he would stay
in New York a day or so, and would
then go to Washington. It was possi
ble, he said, that he might have some
thing to say before he left for Wash
Frank Lane, the Callfornian, who is
boss of the National Silver party, also
arrived on the Campania. He said that
the failure of President McKinley's
commission was not a matter for dis
appointment, for failure was to be ex
pected. The free coinage question, he
said. Is now exactly where it was be
fore Senator Wolcott and Gen. Paine
went abroad, except that it is now
known that France stands ready to aid
In bringing about the bimetallic stan
dard as soon as it can be done.'
"There never was any hope of ac
complishing anything in England,"
said Mr. Lane. "The commission re
ceived courteous treatment there, but
that was all. I'll tell you what 'it is,
though, there are plenty of blmetalllsts
In England, and the number is con
stantly increasing. There is nothing to
do here in this country now but wait
and let the people learn. The question
of free coinage is a question on which
the people of this country must have
another chance to vote, and the next
time they will vote right, If they know
.what their Interests are.".
CONDITION OF NATIONAL BANK3.
F lK Tires Showing; a Constant In
crease of Reaonreea and Deposit.
Washington, Nov. 6. The figures re
ported by the 3,610 national banks of
the country, under the call of . the
Comptroller of the Treasury, showing
their condition on Oct. 6, have been
compiled In the bureau, and the totals
make an Interesting commentary on
the improved condition of things. As
compared . with the statement of July
23,' the date of the last call (the number
of banks reporting being the same), the
principal Items are:
July 23. Oct. 0.
Loans and dis
counts $l,66,89T,B0O $2,048,588,676
Specie 240,822,601 238,243,827
Legal tender notes 126.511,020 107,136,624
tl. S. Certificates
of deposit 46.085.00O 42,278,000
Individual deposits 1,770,480,663 1,851,182.830
Total resources. . . $3, 563, 408, 053 $3,701,247,064
ThS records show a constant increase
of resources of the banks and of Indi
vidual deposits during the year, al
though the number of banks decreased
from 8,676 on Oct. tt, 1896, to 3,610 on Oct.
INCREASE OF THE ARTILLERY.
Secretary Alger Pleased at the Ac
tion of the Chamber of Commerce.
Washington, Nov. 6. The action of
the New York Chamber of Commerce
In calling for an Increase of the artillery
arm of the army to man the new sea
coast batteries of New York harbor
gives great satisfaction to Secretary
Alger, for in his annual report he will
ask for an increase of two regiments of
artillery for the very purpose set forth
by the Chamber.
For several months a board of army
officers has been collecting Information
concerning the number of additional
men necessary to garrison the new for
tifications. They have been to all the
newly fortified ports on the Atlantic,
the Pacific and the great lakes, and as
a result of their observations are
strongly of the opinion that at least
two more artillery regiments are re
The work of providing batteries for
the new fortifications has not pro
gressed as satisfactorily as the War
Department expected, but additional
efforts are being made at this time to
hurry the completion of the big guna
and get them in position.
PURCHASE OF ADIRONDACK LANDS.
1,000 Acres of Virgin Forest Added
to the State Preserve.
Albany, Nov. 6. The State Forest
Preserve Board yesterday decided to
purchase a tract of 7,000 acres of Adi
rondack virgin forest land in the
Moose River tract, on West Canada
Creek. This territory, which Is now
owned by the Adirondack Timber and
Mineral Lands Company, lies partly it
Township 9 and covers all of Town
ship 10, in Hamilton County. Chaun
cey Truax and Frank H. Piatt, ol
Tracy, Boardman & Piatt, of New
York City, have represented the pres
ent owners in the negotiations with
the commission. The purchase price
agreed upon was practically $7 an acre
the total for the tract, a small part ol
which was not so valuable on account
of having been lumbered, being $127,000
The board also purchased 9,000 acres
of virgin forest land in Township 41
Hamilton County, of Dr. Seward Webt
at $7 an acre. The board's inspectors
estimate the value of most of the
spruce timber on this land at $7.50 pel
' Mgr. Schroeder Has Neuralgia.
Washington, Nov. . Mgr. Schroeder
whose case at the Catholic Universitj
attracted so much attention recently
is at the residence of his friend, the
Rev. George Glaab, of St. Mary'i
Church, In this city. He is suffering
from neuralgia, and as soon as he is
physically able to be out will leavt
Washington for an lndefite period.
ABOUT THE POST OFFICE
WILL IT BE REMOVED TO CEX
, TER STREET.
The Promoters of the New Street Will
Put Up a Handsome Building If
They Can Get the Postoffice The
Inspector Will Be Here Shortly on a
Tour of Inspection. '
Since the project of opening a new
street, right in the heart of the city,
and the present near fulfillment of that
project, the originators have- been,
hustling to make it the business street
of the city. That they have succeed
ed, in a great measure, Is generally
conceded. The latest effort of the
gentlemen connected with Center
street is the most surprising, and per
haps will create the greatest interest.
' at has been rumored, pretty strong
ly, for the past week, that an earnest e
fort was being made to locate the post
office on the new street. In the course
of a conversation with John W Gaff
ney and Frederick B. Rice, this morning-,
a "Democrat" reporter learned
that the scheme was no myth. The
Washington authorities have already
been communicated with In regaidto
the matter and it is possible that
postoffice inspector will be in Water
bury within a few days to look over
the territory. Messrs Gaffney and
Rice say that if they can convince the
postal authorities that Center street
will be the proper location, for the
postoffice, a building will be erected
which will be a model postoffice and
will reflect credit,
part of th street will be used for that
purpose, thev mi l r rr an v...
, - .. . -v j . iiM. uses
location will be accommodating tar all
..tjuoca in. Liie city. - v
Relative to the street itself, Mr Gaff-
ney said it would ha rco-- KaWa '
travel by November 15. He said ha
-"f rumun would oe fully re
covered from his illnnsa
so that the whole city government
tJ!8 to ride- ove?
w uunaings ox the street
are being rapidly erected, and Just as
rapidly are rental applications oomlruc
in. He believes that all the under
ground conduits are in safe condition,
although the heavy road roller may
have caused one of them, at leastto
collapse. In some spots the roller
caused the earth to give way to a great
extent, before a solid bottom was se
cured. Those interwatftrl tnto'. i
pride in the street and never cease from
louutrsiug on us good qualities. The
prujeco, at nrst considered . mythical
and Impossible, baa, developed into a '
certainty. If, so they say, they have
accomplished so much, in the face of'
direct opposition ' and - unfavorable"
comment, why can't they accomplish
the latest project of moving the post
office? They (believe that with the
postoffice on Center street, they will
have completed one of the beet streets
in any city in the state. 1
It may be possible that this latest
scheme of the Center street promoters,
will not meet with favor. The present '
location in the Oddfellows' building,
was selected after much wrangling and .
inspection. The postal authorities
may not want another change so soon,
and will not care to enter into any such
movement. Both sites have their ad
vantages and their faults, and perhaps .
the government will say "Let well
enough alone." Time alone will tell
and whether the postoffice is left where
it is ,or located on Center street, will be
decided in a short time by the postal,
authorities. , .
AT THE BAR MEETING.
Picture of the Late J). F. Webster
Presented to the Bar Association.
At a bar meeting this morning the
following business was transacted. .
D. F. Webster, for the picture of her
D. F. Webster, for th picture of her
late husband, presented to the bar.
The picture is now hung in the clerk's)
office. ' i
In short calendar the following cases .
went over a week: Frank Ed ens vs '
Ella A. Case, administratrix; the Wa
tervllle Cutlery Co vs the H. L. Welch
Hosiery Co; Gardner F. Goold vs Wil
liam B. Brooks; Samuel Root vs,
James J. McGrath et al; Pierpont
Brothers vs Tracy Judson, Joseph A.
Jackson vs Union Center School dis
trict; the Edward Thompson' Co vs :
John F. Holohan, ,
In the case of H. L. Gaylord vs P. J.
Bolan, judgment of foreclosure waa
granted. Amount $1,028.89. Law day.
nrst Tuesday m January.
Answers were ordered in two weeks
in the following: Margaret Joyce vs
John McEUigott, Joseph Sackell - va
Thomas Rathiwick, . Thomas Jackson
vs William Tyler et al.
In the case of Nicola Spadola vs
Charles Fiore. Special bail of $2,000
was ordered in two weeks.
These assignments were made: Mon
day, November 8, at 10 in the morn
ing, Thomas McCue vs City Lumber &
Coal Co. At 2 in the afternoon, Sam
uel Frank vs J. Harrington. Tuesday,
November 9, John H. Fruin vs M. Kel
MERIDEN BADLY BEATEN.
New Haven, Nov 6. The first semi
final game of the Connecticut inter
scholastic championship, took place on '
the Yale field to-day between the Hill
house and Meriden High school teams.- 7
The Hillhouse boys had 4 everything
their own way and won by a score o
70 to 4. x
VAN WYOK'S EXPENSES.
New York, Nov 6. (Mayor-elect Van
Wyck filed hisist ot election expenses
to-day. He paid out $158.75, for sten
ographing and clerical work, and foe
"hotogranhs and newspaper netlcea.