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Y 'i WATER-BURY, CONN., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1897. PRICE TWO CENTS. VOL. X. NO. 294. he ssra eooes::. DR EVANS, FAMOUS AMERICAN C DENTIST, IS DEAD, ffe Expired Suddenly in Paris No table Career of the Man Who Achieved a Worldwide Reputation Treated the Teeth of Emperors and Made a Fortune. ! PARIS, Nov. 16. Dr. Thomas "W. ' tSvans, a famous American dentist, who facilitated the flight of the former Em press Eugenie from Paris In 1870, died tuddenly here. He never recovered from the shock of bis wife's death. He died of angina pectoris, after 21 hours' illness. Dr. Evans was 76 years old. He was Immensely wealthy, his fortune being estimated at close to 35,000,000. He was a property holder In New York city to the extent of about $5,000,000. and In Philadelphia, his birthplace, tond Paris he owned much valuable real estate. But Jt was as the intimate friend of many of the crowned heads of Europe that Dr. Evans was best known. He Bras one of the most popular members Of the American colony in Paris and a Gist in gulnhed member of Mb profession. The doctor's wife died recently in Paris, and he brought the body on here for interment in Woodlawn cemetery, in Philadelphia. , The doctor's career was? a- most re- ' barkable one. He went to Europe in Xt46, looated in Paris and engaged in ' dental work in that city. He soon achieved a wide reputation and operat ed during his lifetime on the teeth of all tof the crowned heads of Europe, with (the single exception of Queen Victoria. i pne of his patrons was the present fcxar of Russia, whose teeth he attend ed while the monarch was yet a boy in bis teens. He was a personal friend of Napoleort TTT, which Is said to have been the se- cret of his enormous fortune, the French emperor giving him many hints Sis to profitable Investments. After the (all of Sedan, he escorted the Empress Eugenie to Calais in his own carriage. tad often did he tell the tale of that thrilling ride. The former empress did iot forget her friend who stood by her , evhen others proved traitors. . i In Dr. Evans' will, made while bring ing his wife's body here, the bulk of his Jrreat fortune is left to trustees in this teountry, to be expended in founding a taatlonal institute of dentistry. The jplans for the Institution were on a large scale, and it was Dr. Evans' idea to turn out graduates who could at once take their, places in the very front rank of the profession. '" Before his departure early in- October last Dr. Evans communicated with many of the most eminent instructors fa this country In regard to the pro jected institution. The institution, ac cording to the famous dentist's plans, will be. founded in Philadelphia and possibly branches established in Chicago, Cincinnati. Baltimore ana wasmngton. Dr. Evans had also planned to estab lish an institution similar in natrure in Minneapolis, of which Archbishop Ire land and Bishop Whipple were to act as trustees. Hobby's Papa Mast Pay. NEW TORK, Nov. 16. A sheriff's ju ry in Brooklyn has given a verdict for 165,000 to Mrs. Florence "Van Schaack against her father-in-law, Peter Van Bchaack, for the alienation of her hus band's affections. Peter Van Schaack is head of the firm of Peter Van Schaack tc Co., druggists, of Chicago. He is said to be a millionaire. The plaintiff lives at Bath Beach. On March 20, 1888, she was married to John Van Schaack at Pensacola, Fla. Since that time the couple have lived In New Tork, Chicago and New Orleans. On March 26 they Separated. Gambling Tools Destroyed. ' NEW TORK. Nov. 16. A large amount of seized gambling parapherna 11a that has been accumulating under the care of Police Property Clerk Har riot was destroyed yesterday by order at. Chief McCullagh. The last time that the tangible evidences of gambling for bidden by law were destroyed ywas in Superintendent Murray s regime, some tlx years ago. It is estimated that the contraband stuff destroyed was worth .fcatween $2,500 and $3,000. ' Woman Becomes a Detective. . NEW TORK, Nov. 16. Mrs. Frank Arbuckle of Denver is in this city try. Ing to collect evidence to prove that the death of her husband here a year mmit wu due to violence and not to k natural causes, as a coroner's jury V found. If she succeeds in her mission, j two Insurance companies will have to 'l pay her policies on her late husband's Ufa amounting to iu,uuu. -, - Killed While at Flay. s PEEKSKILL. N. T.. Nov. 16. Lewis Jf oster, 11 years old, a son of Marx .f Foster of Centersville, was instantly killed on the New Tork Central and Hudson River railroad. He was on his ' vst to school and stopped to play on the tracks. The engine struck him while t was running at the rate of 40 miles m hour. The boy's neck was broken fend his skull fractured. A Desperado Fatally Shot, fj TTSON. Ga, Nov. 16. The dead tvwiv of Josh Ruff was round yesteraay tnorning in the road near here. Ruff eras a negro desperado ana, Deing wen armed, held up negroes and took money , and provisions at will. It is thought, ' his victims snot aim. nuu uuo4. no.vc fought for his life, as trails of blood avere visible for two miles along the public road. Suicide Shows Cause. 'BOSTON, Nov. 16. A. L. Davis, an sWent of the Boston office of a life in- ' aurance company of New Tork, com mitted uicide at the Hotel Bixby, on ; Tremont street, by shooting himself through the head. Davis left a number of messages, directing that his body hould b cremated and giving the 4KU. of hlft.ft.ct M.daKWdency, v. ' FOR CURRENCY REFORM. Former Governor Merriam Says It Is ' Necessary to Prosperity. Washington, Nov. 16. Ex-Gov. Mer rlam, of Minnesota, who is in this cits and has had frequent conferences with the President, said yesterday: "There Is no question before the American people that begins to equal in importance the movement for a re form in our monetary system. We can not have thorough " and permanent prosperity until the national finances are put on an Indisputably solid basis. The business men of the country, re alizing that the fruits of last year's victory are not complete until this is brought about, are looking to see Con gress take the matter up and deal with it energetically and patriotically. The Monetary. Commission is working along right lines, and their plan, when formulated, while not likely to be ac cepted in all its details, will, no doubt, be valuable to the legislators. "Personally, I favor the retirement of the greenbacks, which will always be a source of danger. They were a necessity of a war epoch, but the time has come when, in the interest of a stable system ssme better plan should be adopted. The danger of currency contraction is overestimated, for it is easy to provide other forms of money. "In the meantime the country is get ting in good shape. In my section everybody feels the Improvement. Out cereals have brought large revenues to the farmers, and another leading source of wealth, lumber, is in demand at better prices. My belief is that at least we are touching the edge of pros perity, if we have not as yet pierced its centre." Mr. Fowler'i Cwrrency Measure, Washington, Nov. 16. Representa tive Fowler, of Nejw Jersey, has col lated the comments of the financial press on his explanation of his cur rency reform measure. In addition to the arguments advanced in his address Mr. Fowler says: "Our present system of currency is such that the slightest doubt thrown upon our ability or disposition to main tain it upon a gold basis shakes every business to its very foundation, spreads devastation of values every where, paralyses enterprises and brings upon our people losses of un told millions. In addition to this dis turbance to business and, incompre hensible loss to the people, the Actuary of the Treasury has informed us that since 1879 it has cost the Government $339,884,222 to maintain our paper upon a gold basis, or an average of $21,- 000,000 per annum. This shock to com merce, loss to the people and cost to the Government can be obviated by throwing the maintenance of our stan dard of value upon the banks, where the burden belongs. The Government should retire its demand obligations and let the banks assume the conduct of commerce, tak Ing with it the right of note issue upon certain conditions. As a first consider ation of the privilege they should carry the- Government debt at a rate of in terest not to exceed 2 per cent., . there by saving to the people more than fif teen millions in interest annually. As a second consideration they should maintain gold payments by currently redeeming their notes in gold, which should be guaranteed by the payment of a sufficient sum into the Treasury of the United States in the form of a tax upon circulation. In addition to such guarantee fund the Government should have a first lien upon the as sets of the banks (which now exceeds seven billions of dollars) for the pur pose of ultimate redemption in case of a failure. As a third consideration they should be required to pay Into the United States Treasury a sufficient tax upon deposits to insure all depos itors in national banks against Iosb in case of failure. Such a tax would not have exceeded an average of one- twelfth of 1 per cent, per annum dur ing the past thirty-three years, which is an infinitesimal sum compared with the great advantage to be derived therefrom, not only to the people, but to the banks themselves. "Certainly, the saving annually ot more than thirty-six millions in inter est and the cost of maintaining gold payments with an absolute guarantee to the note holders and depositors in our national banks against loss would not only be an adequate, but a rich WOMAN FOR PRESIDENT. Mrs. Henry Wants the Nomination fLnd Outlines Her Platform. Versailles, Ky., Nov. 16. Mrs. Jose phine K. Henry; who is being boomed for the Prohibition nomination for President of the United States in 1900 does not hope to be elected, but she firmly believes that the day will come when a woman will be the Executive of this nation. She is the only woman in Kentucky who ever ran for a State office. She was nominated by the Prohibition party for Clerk of the Court of Appeals In 1890, and again in 1894. Making spirited campaign after her first nomi nation she received 6,000 votes Mrs. Henry has recently outlined the policy she would adopt in case of her election as President, the central Ideas of which are: "The enfranchisement of American women," "free coinage of silver," "recognition of Cuban inde pendence," "pension reform," "reduc tion of Federal offices," "a non-parti san tariff committee," "law-making lobbying a penal offense," and "the ab- niiMnn nf tie linuor traffic. Mrs. Henry ls an agnostic. The thinks Thanksgiving day should be abolished d that no reference to God should be made ln the Constitution. Germany Demands Redress" Cologne. Nov. 16. A dispatch to the Cologne Gazette from Berlin says that the sailors and marines belonging to the German cruiser Division, off the coast of, China, have made a landing ln force at Klaochan Bay, the nearest port to Ten-Chu-Fu. in the southern Dart of the Chinese province or snan Tun, where the German missionaries were recently murdered, with the view of forcing the Government of China to completely satisfy the demands or ur many, v ' - GALA DAY AT DEDICATORY SER VICES AT ORCHARD KNOB. General Robinson Presided There The Monuments to the Dead Heroes of the War Fomally Handed Over to the National Government by Gov ernor Hastings of Pennsylvania. CHATTANOOGA, Nov. 16. Tester- flay was a great day for the Pennsylva nia war veterans who came here to dedicate monuments to the memory of their heroes in the war. The weather was like a May day, and there was nothing to mar the perfect enjoyment. Fully 5,000 attended the dedicatory pro ceedings at Orchard knob. Brevet Brigadier General William A. Robinson of Pittsburg, president of the state battlefield commission, presided and opened the ceremonies by stating the object of the gathering. He called tor prayer from Dr. Thomas H. Rob tnson, who delivered a fervent invoca tion. At the conclusion of the prayer Gen eral Robinson Introduced Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Blakeley of the Seventy-eighth regiment, who represented the Pennsylvania battlefield commis sion and formally transferred the mon uments erected by the state to the gov ernment. Following Colonel Blakeley, Governor Hastings spoke, delivering the monu ments to the national government. The governor's address was frequently in terrupted by applause. The monuments were then formally accepted on the part of the national government and transferred to the na tional park commissioners by Hon. John Tweedale, chief clerk of the war department, representing the secretary of war. General H. V. Boynton, for and on behalf of the national park commission, formally accepted the mon uments. At the conclusion of General Boyn- ton's address. General Robinson intro duced Hon. H. Clay Evans, United States commissioner of pensions. Following Mr. Evans, Colonel Thomas J. Stewart, adjutant general to Gover nor Hastings, and General James W. Latta of Pittsburg made short ad dresses. General John P. Gobin, commander in chief of the G. A. R., was called for. General Gobin proposed that Instead of a speech he should ask the vast audi ence to sing "America," which was done with a vim. At the conclusion of the song the au dience, on motion, of General Gobin, gave Governor Hastings the Chautau qua salute, with the waving of hand kerchiefs, and the presiding officer de clared the ceremonies closed. Last night the veterans enjoyed a campflre at the city auditorium, pre pared by the local G. A. R. and Con federate veterans. The blue and the gray mingled freely and ate out of the same haversack, drank from the same canteen and told yarns until the wee sma' hours. The Pennsylvania veterans left for their homes today, all delighted with the hospitality they had received from the people of this section. The Democrats Win After All. CHETENNE, Wyo., Nov. 16. The Wyoming supreme court has rendered a decision in the Carbon county election case sustaining the contntIon of the plaintiffs, who were the candidates for county attorney, treasurer and commis Bioner of the Democratic ticket at the last election. The court decided that foreign born citizens must be required to read the constitution ln the English language in order to vote. There were 115 Fins who voted the Republican tick et, but could not read the constitution In English. Their, votes were accepted, as they could read in their own lan guage. The decision will put the Dem ocratic candidates in office and settle a very important constitutional question. Fitzstmmons Leaves the Elks. KANSAS ClTT, Nov. 16. In a let ter Robert Fitzsimmons, who is play ing at one of the local theaters, tenders his resignation to menbership ln the Marion (Ind.) lodge of B. P. O. E., into which order he was initiated recently. "Feeling that my admission to mem bership has placed your lodge ln a do aitlon to be criticised, no matter how unjustly," says the letter, "I offer this resignation In the hope that your friendly relations with the order may be wholly restored." The Marlon order, as was previously reported, has been Buspended for receiving the champion Into its folcL Agriculturists Form a Stock Company. ROCKVILX.E, Conn., ' Nov. 16. The directors of the Tolland County Agri cultural society, at a meeting held here, voted to ctlvert the society Into a stock company, in accordance with the report of the special committee re cently appointed to consider the mat ter. The new organization will be known as the Rockville Fair associa tion. The capital stock will be $10, 000, divided into 400 shares, par value $25. Already 350 shares have been sub scribed for. Antifootball Measure Defeated. CHICAGO, Nov. 16. Alderman Plot ke's famous "antlfeetball" ordinance met an Ignominious death in the city council last night. There were few mourners, and the defeat was decisive, 62 votes against and 6 for the ordi nance. Champion Heavyweight Thrower Dead. SPRINGFIELD, Mass.,. Nov. 16. John Purcell, the champion heavy weight hammer thrower, died at his home In Florence. He won the world's championship at the World's fair con test. Murdered With a Flatlron. LEIPSIC, O., Nov. 16. John Fire-' ttone, living two miles east of Leipsic, tilled his C-year-old daughter Effle with a llatiron while in a delirium from ty phoid fever. He struck the little one twice. He then made an unsuccessful attempt upon his pw.n life. M'KINLEY ON HAWAII. President Begins Active Work on His Annual Message. Washington, Nov. 16. President Me Kinley has begun active work on his annual message to Congress. He is anxious to complete It before the Sena tors and Representatives return, anJ office-seekers are receiving little atten tion at the White House. It is known that the question of Ha waiian annexation is commanding th greatest attention in the preparation of the message. It will be made even to overshadow the Cuban question in Importance. Favors Ratifying; th Treaty. Incoming Congressmen, who are be ginning to arrive at Washington in considerable numbers, agree hat th Bubject will be one of the first to re ceive serious attention at the forth coming session. Much interest is felt In the expression of President McKin ley's views and desires as they will be revealed ln his message. It Is contended by every one that hs will urge the Senate to ratify the pend ing treaty, but if that cannot be rea sonably expected within a short time he will be satisfied with the passage ol an act providing for the annexation of the territory of the islands, which would be Just as effective as the ratifi cation of the treaty. Mr. McKinley, however, expects the Senate to ratify the treaty promptly. Opposition to the ratification of the treaty ls looked for from the repre sentatives of States particularly Inter ested in the production of sugar. To Annex to California, Messrs. Thurston, of Nebraska, and Perkins, of California, however, are ranged with the supporters of the treaty. Much of the opposition is based on i reluctance to make a State of the isl ands, inasmuch as the entire popula tion is only about one hundred thou Band. To meet this a proposition is being discussed to add the territory to 5ne ot the Pacific States California probably as a county. Few appolntroeati are to be made until Congress convenes, and those that are made will be for unimportant places. Senators Elkins and Fairbanks and Congressman Fischer, of Brooklyn, were among those admitted to the White House to-day. The two Sena tors talked with the President on mat ters that will be commented on in his oiessage, while the Brooklyn Repre tentative wanted to talk of candidates for local offices. Secretary Porter to .Resign. It ls asserted again with much posi iiveness that J. Addison Porter, secre tary to the President, will shortly re ilgn to play an active part in Connec ticut politics. He would like to be Sovernor, but first may tryto.. succeed Senator Hawley in the Senate! ' ', CENTRAL PACIFIC NEXT. Foreclosure Proceedings May Fol low a Default ln Interest. Washington, Nov. 16. Ex-Gov. Hoad ey, counsel for the United States in the Pacific Railroad foreclosure litiga tion, was in Washington yesterday in sonsultation with Attorney-General McKenna. They were discussing the line of action to be followed by the 3overnment should the Central Pacific Company default on its payment of In terest due on Jan. 1 next. The first mortgage bondholders, it is said, un Serstood that the interest will not be paid, and in that case it is probable that - the Government will unite with ihem in foreclosure proceedings. Nothing has yet been heard from the Reorganization Committee of the Union Pacific regarding its intention respecting the Kansas Pacific, but the Attorney-General is still confident that :he Government will realize every dol ar of the Indebtedness of that line, as t has done on the Union Pacific. This irlew of the probabilities of the situa tion ls also held by Senator Harris, of Kansas, who has an intimate personal Knowledge of the condition of the road. He says it will pay 4 or 5 per cent, on 130,000,000 of securities. The Senator was opposed to the plan for dealing ivith the corporations adopted by the A-dministration, but now commends that course, as it has resulted In se suring all he ever contended for, the oayment of the Government's claim. Centenarian at the White House. Washington, Nov. 16: The most in teresting person at the regular public reception, at the White House yester 3ay afternoon was Andrew Montgom- Atlanta rtn. who savs he is 103 years old. Uncle Andrew did not ippear to be Over ou. xra uui- aim mustache were pure white, but he walked with a vigor that seemed to belie his claim to having passed the -entury mark. He explained to those with whom he talked at the White House that he had come to Washing ion to solicit subscriptions for the erec ilon of a home for aged negroes. Pres dent McKinley received him cordially, wid the old man went away smiling uid happy. Japanese Urg-lns War., . London, Nov. 16. A special dispatch envs Rerious tension py. rem Dunne" ists between Japan and Russia owing to the latter's efforts to control the Corean customs, and that some of the . T,cnpci. ministers are urtrincr leaawig u the. adoption of strong measures, even to the extent OI war wim n-usom. cut, , thp Marauis of Ito dts- 11 ItS - - countenances this step, and urges in stead that ureal onuun, me unnea . a Tnnnn make loint rpnrA. Mtaies twin - - - aentations to Russia on the subject of Corea. Gov. Jones Stops 1- ootliall. t itia i?nk. Ark.. Nov. 16. The Gov c Arkansas is the first chief magistrate to disapprove of the game of football. In a letter to J. L. Bu chanan, the president of the State Uni versity' at Fayettevllle, Gov. Jones takes the recent game between the Fort Smith and university teams as a text, strongly condemns the sport as brutal, and recommends that there be a stop' altogether to the playing of the w.. ha ohirlpntx of the universltv. game ujr ...- , ,j "1 The Governor is an ex-offlclo president of the Unlversjtyoard ot Trustees CBISIS 1SJT HUE TROUBLE LV RANKS OF NEW YORK ELECTRICIANS, Contractors Issue an. Ultimatum. Have Not Yet Engaged Ntfei-Union Workers, But Will Do So at Once If They Cannot Secure Suitable Union Help From the Brotherhood. NEW TORK, Nov. 16. The relations between the Electrical Contractors' as sociation of his city and the Brother hood of Electrical Workers nave now reached a crisis. Early this year the brotherhood informed the association that on Jan. 1. 1898. they would demand an increase of wages from $3 a day to H a day. They were promptly notified by the association that such a demana would have to be denied, as the condi tions of business would not justify any such Increase, nor did they regard the work required as sufficiently skilled to call for such a high rate of wages. The question has since then been a subject of constant negotiation between the parties, neither showing any disposition to recede from the position taken. Other causes of irritation have also arisen. One in particular has called forth much protest from the employers. This is the refusal of the Journeymen to admit into their union a sufficient number of men to supply the demand In this city and vicinity. Although the employers say their business has been widely extending all the while, the men have kept their union a close corpora tion of about 800 members lor a long time and have in fact endeavored to corner the labor market in this line. It is upon the monopoly that they think they have established, It is said, mat they rely for the success of their ae- mand for the Increase to $4 a day. The association, being unable to obtain any redfsss of this grievance or any con cession in any direction, has at last ta ken the bull by the horns and addressed to the brotherhood an ultimatum, in part It says: "Our members have not yet engaged nonunion employees, but if by reason of your own action they cannot secure competent union help they will have no alternative but to do so. They do not wish to do it without notice to you, which will Elve you the opportunity of remedying the difficulty, and, therefore, at the meeting of this association held Nov. 9, it was resolved that your union be notified of this complaint and re quested to promptly remove the trouble by such effective action as the situation seems to call for. "Failing to receive due notice from you of such effective action by Monday, Nov. 15. you are informed that . the- members of this association will be compelled, ln order to carry out their contracts to the satisfaction of their customers, to call to their assistance the services of such workmen as they may need without requiring that they shall be members of the union." Although it was stated in the Com munication that the intentions there expressed would be carried out yes terday if . the conditions insisted upon were not complied with, the committee later decided to give the brotherhood three days' grace and not make the ul timatum operative until tomorrow. Ap parently the workmen have no inten tion of taking any notice of the com munication, not in any way having ac knowledged the receipt of it, although it was sent by registered mail four days ago. This, as most employers who have had trouble with striking employees know, is one of their favorite pieces of strategy to pretend never to have re ceived important communications from their employers. No one can foresee the results likely to follow the strike of the electrical workers if, as seems almost certain, they should insist upon striking. It would prevent the completion of some of the most important buildings now in course of construction and, what ls even more feared, may lead to a gen eral sympathetic 'strike. The outlook for peace in the labor world at the opening of the new year is regarded as exceedingly ominous. Sow They're After China. . COLOGNE,' Prussia, Nov. 16. A dis patch to the Cologne Gazette from Ber lin says that the sailors and marines belonging to- the German cruiser divi sion off the coast of China have made a landing in force at Klaochan bay, the nearest port .to Yen Chu Fu, in ; the southern part of the Chinese province of Shan Tun, where the German missiona ries were recently murdered, with the view of forcing the government of Chi na to completely satisfy the demands of Germany. Well Known Merchant Dead. CHAMBERSBURG, Pa., Nov. 16. George W. Ziegler, one of the wealthiest and best known merchants In the coun ty, died at Greencastle, aged 83 years. He was a delegate to the Fre mont conyeutlon of 1866 and a promi nent antislavery, temperance and free school advocate. Aged Woman Asphyxiated BUFFALO, Nov. 16. Ann Priest, one of the Buffalo pioneer women, was found dead in bed at he home. Death waa caused by coal gas. Mrs. Priest was 89 years of age and had been a widow for 60 years. She leaves consid erable property. T opoulo Cashiered. ATr""::a, Nov. 16. The disciplinary court is investigating the torpedo scan, dal. It has cashiered Captain Rasto poulo on the charge of culpable negli gence and has ordered that Captain Anastasl, the construction engineer, bo court martloled. Aged Abolitionist Dead. NEW YORK, Nov. 16. Word has been received here of the death at Sar atoga of Albert Oliver Willcox, the well known abolitionist and worker for wo man suffrage and temperance, aged 87. He was among the foremost 60 years ago in starting the political antislavery movement which eventually resulted ln the formation of the Republican party. , CIVIL WAR IN SPAIN? The Result of Weyler's Landing in Spain Is Feared. Havana, Nov. 16. Considerable anx iety is expressed in official circles here as to what will happen after the ar rival of Gen. Weyler in Spain. Some believe trouble will follow any deter mined effort of the Spanish Govern ment to discipline the former Captain General, and that in any case serious events will occur in January or Feb ruary next. Many Spanish officers are returning home on leave of absence, and their number has commenced to attract attention. Even ln this city there ls a feeling of suppressed resent ment against the Sagasta Cabinet, and murmurs are heard against the Queen Regent, due to her permitting the Pre mier to attempt to establish autonomy In Cuba, and because she is alleged to have permitted th Spanish press to Insult the Spaniards residing here, without taking Into consideration the snormous sacrifices of men and money made in behalf of the crown. It ls intimated that a civil war ln Cuba would be certain to follow the sstabllshment of autonomy. It can be said that there are no signs of the troubles ln the island ending at any early date. On the contrary, it would ippear that the mere prospect of au tonomy is making matters worse than ever, and the belief grows that annex ation to the United States is the only thing that will save Cuba from an archy. . , Concerning the movements of the in surgents very little is apparently known here, but a reliable man who las Just arrived from the interior says that Gen. Maximo Gomes has not been ible to pass the Moron Jucaro trocha, md that this is the reason wjiy many of the insurgents' leaders wereNunable to take part ln the Presidential elec tion. It is also said the report that Domingo Mendez Capote was recently elected President of the Cuban Repub lic ls untrue. It is asserted that Cis aeros continues to act as President. Rumors are current that the insur gents are contemplating an Important iemonstration previous to the meeting it Congress, in order, to strengthen the hands of their friends in the United "?es. . SETTLED OUT OF COURT. It I.oolcs Ulca Harmony In the Penn sylvania. Republican Ranks. Pottsville, Pa., Nov. 16. The case of E. A. Van Valkenburg, charged with conspiring ' to bribe Assemblyman Webster E. Weiss, of Northampton County, to vote for John Wanamaker as against the Hon. Boise Penrose for United States Senator during the last session of the legislature, was settled yesterday by permission of District .Attorney Bechtel. Pledges were made by defendant's counsel that all the court costs, amounting to about fifteen hundred dollars, would be paid. The defendant was discharged. . . The collapse of the case has been expected for the past few days. The charge, with the conspiracy charge against Gen. Frank Reeder, Were the outeome of the fight between the Quay and Hastings factions in the Republi can party. Since the election in which Dr. Swal low, an independent candidate for State Treasurer, got over one hundred thousand votes, the Quay and Has tings men have shown signs of desir ing to forget their personal differences and to make up. The Hastings men let the case against Gen. Reeder go by the board, and now in return the Van Valkenburg case, which was really aimed at Mr. Wanamaker, has been dropped. Brooklyn Murder Mystery. New York, Nov. 16. Despite the fact that Brooklyn's entire detective force has been at work since early Sunday morning, little or no progress has been made in the search for the murderer of Thomas J. Lyons, the printer who was found dead in the lot on Fulton street between Saratoga and Hopkln eon avenues early on Sunday morning. THE SEWAGE COMMISSION. The members of the state sewage commission went to Danbury yesterday morning for the purpose of inspecting the sewage disposal plant at Beaver brook. They have just started out on a visit to the three cities in the state which have disposal plants, Danbury, Meriden and Bristol. Danbury is said to have the largest plant of the three. The visitors were greatly pleased with the system and did not hesitate-to ex press their approval of it. The water which flows through the central chan nel after being filtered through the sand of the disposal beds was of par ticular Interest, It is as bright and clear as fresh spring water. Mayor Kerr drank some of the water a day or two ago. The party . declined to par take of the inviting beverage, although urged to do so. MRS M'LAUGHLIN DEAD. . Boston, Nov 16. Francis McLaugh lin is resting comfortably to-day, but it is thought that he cannot recover. Ho still adheres to his first story and says that it was his wife who did the shooting. His wife died at an early hour this morning, never regaining consciousness. The police could not get her story and are of the opinion still that she did not fire the revolver. A HORRIBLE DEATH. r Pawtucket, Nov 16. John Heffer nan met a horrible death at Valley Falls, to-day. While at work, his foot slipped and he fell lnto.the mammotlt rolling machine at the Rhode Island Perkins horseshoe works and was crushed into a shapeless mass. Het fernan was twenty-two years of age. A NARROW ESCAPE. New York, Nov 16. The storehouse of the C. A. Woolsey Paint and Color Works in Jersey City fell to-day. Twenty-five people who had been em ployed in the structure had sufficient warning, by the swaying and sagging of the walls, to enable them to escape, and no one was hurt. The loss to the company, will be about 20,000, DOES NOT SEEM INCLINED TO TALK VERY MUCH. . Thinks the Opening Up of ; ;Ccntex; Street Was a Great Enterprise Looking Up the Writer of the Offen sive Card Which Was Sent!toiSev-i eral Prominent Citizens. .v h ' Postoffice Inspector Frank O'Brlon arrived in Waterbury last night, and will probably remain In the city a few " days. Postoffice inspectors as a gen eral thing are much prone to silence, and like "Dick" Croker in politics, they let others do the talking. In-. spector O'Brien does not differ in anjr. respect from others of his craft. Ho, is a genial, pleasant fellow, and you -like him before you are talking with ' him a minute, but a reporter with all his persuasiveness could not Induce , him to talk only just as little as po- sible. Yet you feel kindly toward him, even if he does not give you a column -: story. , - Relative to the removal of this- pooU 1 office he had just a few words to lay., He completed the negotiations for the' present postoffice, and he says he still . considers the present office a goodone. v He has not been advanced any . good -reasons, as yet, f or a removal of the -office. The government haa two years- and a half more of the present lease ? to serve out. ' 1 When asked if the government could not break the lease in ninety days, the inspector put on one of his naif smiles and replied, "For good reasons, yes." The inspector said he could - mot change the- office, as he was simply, here to look over the grounds and -make his report. He had looked over ' the new site offered on Center street, and, without speaking ot the office, said the opening up of that street was a great enterprise and reflected credit ' on the originators. Speaking of the offensive letters sent', through the mails, he said that matter would receive his attention. The dla trict attorney would be consulted and perhaps affairs would be straightened out shortly. He was simply here as an agent and would make his report to headquarters. Inspector O'Brien dis closed no information he may have j had, but the reporter who interviewed him believes that the guilty parties are being gradually cornered, and it may be that before the inspector leaves the city, some astounding de- ( velopments will be reached. - ' THE SAW IS FOUND. New York, Nov 16. A saw, which may be the implement with which Qul-j , densuppe's corpse was dismembered..' 1 was brought to the district attorney's ' office to-day. It was found between Flushing and College Point' by an Italian laborer and the two sons of. Police Captain Methven of Long Is- ' land City. It was buries to the handle - in the ground. It will be produced as 'v--evidence in the trial which opens-" Monday. v ' i ., ' , CITY NEWS. The contest at the fair of the 'United -Hibernians between the St Thomas; Cadets and the Sacred Hearts resulted in a victory for the latter by a vote ot 653 to 308. A month's mind mass ' of requiem " will be celebrated in St Francis Xano vier's church at 7:30 o'clock to-morrow morning for the late Timothy Bowe of Sylvan avenue. ? The state rested its case to-day In the Syduey murder trial now going on' ia the. superior court iu Brideport, The defense will put the accused mitnr . Wil -liam E. Sydney on the stand to-morrow, in his own defense. ., , Monday evening is the date foe". tu -grand concert by the Concordia oUfcg ing society. Celebrated artists ttXMK,' the Redpath Concert company will ma-.' sist the local talent, a"hd a flmt C)tnw entertainment is promised. ' There is likely to be some trouble over the assessments for the paving of Bank street, from Riverside street -to Porter street, some of the owner of' property along the line alleging that it is a great detriment to their property and that they will fight to the last ditch before paying a cent for "putting it down. - W. W. Jones has not yet succeeded in finding the party who made off with, the case of shoes from his place of business the other evening, but - the police are keeping a sharp lookout for the thief and people need not be sur prised if they should hear of an- arrest . on this account before long.-. It was' such a daring piece of business that . people are confused over the idea of It and it has caused quite a good many to be a little more careful than usual, about such articles. A slight of hand performer made a . trip into this "section and astonished 1 several of the natives with his mar- -velous feats. He turned George T. . Geddes' coat on his back without put ting a hand to it, thrust pieces of paper under T. P. Hutchinson's hat without" going within several feet of It He mystified Henry Hayden and had bins fitting on shoes on- imaginary cus tomers with such rapidity that he got fun out of footwear and actually cried when he saw half a dozen ladies leave the store, because they could not find what they wanted, all the stock being disposed of in a rush of customers that he found standing at the door thi morning. When Henry got over :. the ' spell he said he could not account for the rush in any way, except that every one in town was buying aew shoes to attend St Joseph's fair to-night. The fellow waa a caution, anyway, and . those who saw him operate , pro- nounced him the most successful Jug-' gler they had ever Been, x - - .V '.V-f 11