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WATERBURY, CONK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1897 PRICE TWO CENTS. STABBEDJTO DEATH. ACTOR TERRISS KILLED AT THE ADELPHI THEATRE. Assassin Said to Be an Old Super !When Searched at Bow Street Station Che Fatal Knife Was Found on the Murderer Sketch of the Deceased's Career. LONDON, Dec. 17. "William Terriss, tha well known actor, was assassinat ed, being stabbed with a knife, last Right. The assassin had the appear ance of a foreigner and wore a long Cloak. Tarries fell shouting, "My God, he's tabbed me! Don't let him escape!" The assassin withdrew the dagger and made a second lunge at his victim, but fee was seized by the spectators, of trhom there is always a crowd about the stage entrance to witness the. ar rival of actors. Terries was -stabbed as he was en tering the Adelphi theater for the per formance of "Secret Service," in which ie was playing. The assassin rushed at jhe , acter as Terriss was stepping Across the pavement from his cab and tabbed him just below the heart. The rounded man was carried into the the ater and placed on the landing of the Stairway, Just inside the theater, where ie lay groaning lcudly. Once or twice be feebly attempted to speak, but it eras Impossible. He quickly succumb ed while surrounded by the theater staff, including Miss Millward. The murderer was taken to Bow Street police station, followed by an ahgry crowd. .His name-was given as Archer. ' It is said that he had been a 'rfuper" at the Adelphi theater several rears ago, and for some days past he had haunted the theater. The motive for the crime is not yet known. A large audience had already assem- fcled for the evening performance, and " fSM manager came to the footlights and announced that as Mr. Terriss had met nth an accident no performance would pe given. It appears that the assassin Wednes day evening asked the keeper of the ordinary stage entrance as to the where abouts of Mr. Terriss, and his behavior ras then so obnoxious that Harry Nich pfls, one of the principal colleagues of Mr, Terriss, was obliged to remonstrate and to order him to leave the premises. The .scenes ' along the Strand at the bour when the theaters closed last even ' lac wereremarkable. By that time the ..special editions of the evening .papers . Were out, and the newsboys- were ahout- around the theater exits that Mr,, Terriss had -been murdered. . At first the people refused to place any credence in the report, believing such an event im possible, but . when they found it was true horror arid indignation were paint ed on every face. When Archer, the murderer, arrived Hi the police station,- he still had the reapoh, : apparently a big butcher's knife, concealed beneath his Inverness tape. On being charged with murder, he is . reported to have replied, "He's done roe out of the benevolent fund, and F am out of It for life." ' , fl"he understudy of the deceased actor fells a curious story of how he dreamed he night before that he saw Mr. Ter-, rlss lying on a landing surrounded by a crowd. The late William Terriss was born in j jLondon Oct. IS, 1851, and was conse quently in his 47th year, lie came of an excellent family. His father was a pentish country gentleman and his Biother a sister of the celebrated his torian of Greece, the late George Grote, aosely allied to the Earl of Zetland. Serrlss was a nom de theatre, the real ime of the deceased being William twin. When a mere boy of 13 he entered the rsyal English navy as a midshipman, ut the discipline of the service proved too much of a restraint, and he forsook the navy for the mercantile marine, falling for Australia, he there followed many vocations successfully, wae an engineer, a bank clerk, an employee on the Stock Exchange, and in tobacco and trine houses. During this period he Was a sort of jack of all trades. ' His restless spirit still demanded fur ther change, and he sailed for Calcutta With the intention of joining his elder ' brother. Colonel Lewin, in tea planting, tt proved an- eventful voyage, for the hip was wrecked in a cyclone at the mouth of ' the river Hoogly and all but four of the ship's company were lost. Terriss saved his life by swim ming, and his adroitness in the natato rial art often stood him in good stead (fcnd won him two decorations for sav ,.ng life at sea. Among his most highly Srized treasures was the medal of the :oyal Humane society. After six months of tea planting in the Jungles of Assam he returned to England. His patrimony was exhaust ed and his future very uncertain. But rith characteristic intrepidity he made BP his mind to follow a profession and tossed up a coin to decide whether he (Would be a physician or an actor. An fector it was. His first full fledged engagement was in the city of Bir mingham, where he appeared in a sub ordinate part in the company of lime. Celeste; but he soon sought recognition a London, apd his coolness and cour age aecured him an engagement with fir. (now Sir Squire) Bancroft, "who in trusted him with the role of Lord Clan Cerags In "Society." -After playing two years he went to the Falkland islands to engage in sheep !, falsing. This proved a failure, and he returned to the stage in London. Later tie again abandoned dramatic work and Started horse breeding in Kentucky. He got stranded in this new venture and (ad to go back to England in the steer age of a vessel. Again he became an otor. In 1880 he appeared with Sir JKanry Irving, and It was during the Jatter's first American tour that Mr. Terries was seen on the American stage. pt late he had acted only at the Adel rthl, where he became the idol of the it and endeared himself to the great Enasa of London playgoers by his sterling Qualities as ftctor and man. J ' yv SUBMARINE BOAT TESTED. Newspaper Men Lnnpb. at the Bottom of the Patapnco River. BALTIMORE, Dec. 17. The Lake sub marine boat Argonaut, built for the purpose of exploring the bottoms of riv. ers, lakes and other bodies of water and doing all manner of submarine work, was given her first public trial yesterday. The place selected was Ferry bar, just outside of Baltimore, in the Patapsco river. A half dozen newspaper men entered the strange craft, which was then sub merged in about 2tf feet of water, re maining under the surface about an hour and a half, during which time the workings of the boat were explained to them, after which a submarine luncheon was indulged in. The boat was propelled along the. bot tom of the river by means of auxiliary wheels at a speed greater than that usually attained by a boat upon the surface. The new craft is apparently a complete success and one of the won ders of the age. ANTICARTOON BILL AGAIN. ElliTTorth Bars He la Going to Kavlve the Defeated Measure. BUFFALO, Dec. 17. Senator Timothy E. Ellsworth, in an interview with a reporter, said that he intended to intro duce again his anticartoon bill, defeat ed at Albany last spring, and added: "What is more, it will be passed. Many of the strongest men in the state are back of it. The names of O'Grady, Croker, Piatt and others of their stamp indicate what a power Will be back of it. It will be in no sense a partisan measure. Public men, maddened by the cartoonists, are forced to this step." "Do you think Governor Black will sign the bill in case it comes to him?" asked the reporter. VI have no reason to think that he won't. I expect there will be a great fight over the bill, but since the last campaign we have gained new ele ments of strength which will put the bill through." Cartons Fish For the Aquarium. MALONE, N. T., Dec. 17. Proprietor Fuller of the Meacham Lake House, in the Adirondacks, knows well the habits and places of abode of the various spe cies of animal life in this section of the state. He heard recently that the New Tork aquarium, at Castle Garden, had no specimen of the "miller's thumb," a small fish shaped like a catfish and marked like a perch. He sought out a brook where he had seen two varieties of this curious little fish. He man aged to capture some handsome speci mens of both varieties and expressed J them to the New York aquarium. . Would Tield Rowing Championship. TORONTO, Dec. 17. Jake Gaudaur, the oarsman, says that if Wray wishes to claim the championship of England it is his, "as I will not cross the ocean on the terms offered. If we can make it J2,000, I will row him for the cham pionship of the world. If he will con sent to have the race at Ratt Portage, I will give him $500 to cover his ex penses in coming here. If he insists up on an English course, I will accommo date him if he will allow me a similar amount for my expenses." Pardon For Broker Hathaway. BOSTON, Dec. , 17. The executive council yesterday recommended the pardon and release fromthe state pris. on of Welcome H. Hathaway of Fall River, who was sentenced on Nov. 25, 1S93, to seven years' imprisonment on the charge of forging bills of lading. Mr. Hathaway was a prominent cot ton broker. The council approves the pardon on the ground that the sen tence when imposed was an excessive one and that justice had been meted out to the prisoner. Baron Clarina Xead LONDON, Dec. 17. Eyre Challoner Henry Massey, Baron Clarina, is dead. The late Baron Clarina was born April 29, 1830. He entered the army in 1847 and became successively lieutenant colonel, colonel, major general, lieuten ant general and finally, in 1891, general. In that year he retired. He was a di rect descendant of General Eyre Mas sey, who commanded the grenadiers at the taking of Havana and Niagara Philippine' Reported Surrender. MADRID, Dec. 17. At the meeting ot' the cabinet Prime Minister Sagasta read dispatches from Manila announcing the surrender of the remaining insurgent leaders and the complete pacification of the Philippine islands. The chiefs of the insurgent government have agreed to make personal submission to tha queen regent and will sail for that pur pose on Dee. 27. A fitting escort will accompany them to Spain. Convicted of Manslaughter. GOODRICH, Ont., Pec. 17. Fred El liott, who was charged with shooting and killing his brother Harvey during a drunken quarrel, has been found guil ty of manslaughter. The verdict was accompanied by a recommendation to mercy. Sentence was deferred. Elevator Collapse Fatal. CAMDEN, N. J., Dec. 17. By the fall of an elevator at the carriage works of the J. Z. Collings company George Sparks was so badly injured that he oied shortly afterward, and Patrick Connor received injuries from which he Is not expected to recover. Man Burned to Death. BATH, N. Y., Dec. 17. Albert Lewis, under arrest for an attempt at house breaking, was burned to death in a fire which destroyed the wooden lockup at Prattsburg. No one knows how the fire started, and it is thought Lewis may have done it in order to escape. , Another Negro Lynched. JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 17. Another negro has been lynched in Lawrence county, about 25 miles from Brook haven, in connection with the murder of the Smith family In that neighbor Jiood last week. WILL WHITE 10 MGBE. DAUDET, THE FRENCH NOVEL IST DIES SUDDENLY, Syncope Seizes Him at Dinner Brief Sketch of Life and Works of the Dead Author He Once Won the Jouj Prize From the French Academy Wrote the Novel "Sappho." PARIS, Dec. 17. M. Alphonse Dau det, the well known author, expired at 6 o'clock last evening. -He was dining with his family and was in excellent spirits when he was seized with a sud den syncope. Physicians were sum moned, but he died almost imme diately. The late M. Daudet was born atNimes of poor parents May 13, 1840. After studying in the Lyceum in Lyons, he became an usher in a school at Alais, and did the drudgery of that humble calling for two years. In 1857, with his brother Ernest, he went to Paris to try to gain a livelihood by literary pur suits. His first publication was a volume of i poems entitled, "Les Amoureuses," which appeared in 1S58 and won him a reputation that led to his employment on several newspapers. The Figaro opened its columns to a description of "Les Gueux de Province," in which he depicted with extreme earnestness and fidelity the miseries and sufferings of the ushers in provincial schools. He next published "La Double Conversion," a poem, which was followed in 1863 by "Le Roman du Chaperon Rouge," a col lection of articles that had appeared originally In The Figaro. He wrote also for the stage with suc cess, composing, In conjunction with M. Ernest Lepine; two little pieces, "La Derniere Idole," which was presented at the Odeon in 1862, and "L'CEillet blanc," which was presented at the Comedie Francaise in 1865. For five years he was private secre tary of the Due de Morny, president of the corps leglslatif from 1861 to 1865, in clusive. He then made several at tempts to write for the theater, but the results were decided failures. It was while writing, under the pseudonym of "Baptistet" or under his real name, novels, tales and newspaper articles that he achieved his real popularity. Among these publications were "Tar tarin de Tarascon," "Les Rois in Exil," "Les Femmes d' Artistes," "Jack, His toire d'un Ouvrier," "Le Petit Chose," "L'Evangeliste," "Contes du Lundi," "Les Contes Choisis," "Le Nabab Moeurs Parisiennes'-' (in which he de scribed the private life of the Due de Morny), "Sappho," his' best work; "Fromont jeune et Risler aine," "Numa Roumentan," "La Belle Nivernaise," "L'Immortel," a lively satire directed against the French academy; "Port Tarascon," "Tartarin Snr les Alpes," which, withj "Tartarin de Tarascon," already mentioned, constitute the fan tastic trilogy of which Tartarin is the hero. In 1875 the French academy awarded him the Jouy prize for "Fromont jeune et Risler aine," which was successfully dramatized in the following year by M. Alphonse Belot. M. Daudet was long connected with ' the Journal Officiel, whose theatrical department was under his charge. A few weeks ago it was cabled from Paris that Alphonse Daudet was a can didate for the seat of the late Due d'Aumale in the French academy, but the report was Improbable on Its face, as he had always been foremost in satirizing the institution and would not have accepted an election even if it had been offered him. Spain's Queen Slay Flee. LONDON, Dec. 17. According to The St. James' Gazette, private letters re ceived here from Madrid say that Gen eral Weyler's reception there was most significant and that the government is so alarmed by the menacing attitude of the populace that artillery has been stationed at concealed points command ing the main thoroughfares. The gun nersi however, cannot be relied upon. The wildest rumors are current, say the letters in question, with reports that preparations are being made for the flight of the members of the royal fam ily to France at the first sign of revolu tion. Liquor Licenses Revoked LYNN, Mass., Dec. 17. The license commissioners have revoked the liquor licenses of 10 out of the 11 hotels of this city on the ground of illegal selling of liquor. The Good Templars, on spotter evidence, protested these hotels, charg ing that each was violating its license by selling liquor on Sunday and was not victualing guests as required. The hearings wer held, but the decision was delayed fo weelta until the election was settled. Accident on the B. and O. CINCINNATI, Dec. 17. Train No. 2 of the Baltimore and Ohio Southwest ern, from St. Louis, met with an acci dent at luka, Ills. The engine, postal car, baggage car and two coaches were derailed by a broken truck. The en gineer and fireman were slightly scald ed. Beyond this there was no injury whatever. This is the official report received by the officers of the road here. Civil Service Kxamlnatibn. ALBANY, Dec. 17. The state civil service commission announces that it will hold an examination for merit on Dec. 29 for the positions of assistant secretaries in the state department of insurance. There are several appoint ments of this class to be made, and the positions pay from $1,200 to ?1,G00 pel annum. Thief Gets Fifteen Tears. PROVIDENCE, R. I., Dec. 17. Rich ard H. Johnson was sentenced in the supreme court to 15 years in the state prlscn for pocketbook snatching from Mrs. Carroll last September. Williard J. Gallagher was given ten ears for robbing Joseph Coleman, ' whom he felled with a hammer. RED HAT FOR CORRIGAN. He Will Succeed Gibbons as Head of the Catholic Church. Rome, Dec. 17. It is again affirmed that the Pope, recognizing the impor tance of New York as a Catholic cen tre, will, in one of his next Consistories, create Archbishop Corrigan a Cardinal, with the right of succession to Car dinal Gibbons, and the added dignity of Primate of the Catholic Church of the United States. The appointment of Archbishop Cor rigan to a Cardinalate has long been moot at the Vatican. It is the new and higher honor of the proposed Primacy that gives the present story its great interest. The watchful attention which His Holiness has bestowed on Catholic af fairs in the United States has for years been an increasing one, and the propo sition to establish an Arch-Cardinalate in America, who should be the admin istrative head of the Church outside of his executive representative, the Le gate, is altogether in keeping with the new and advanced policy of the Pa pacy. LABOR FIGHTS JUDGE PAXTON. Former Chief Justice Wanted Home stead Strikers Tried for Treason. Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 17. The postal savings bank movement, which is re garded by many as the most important question that will come before the Federation, was brought up in the jonvention yesterday, when J. O'Brien, chairman of the committee, introduced !he following resolution: "Resolved, That the American Fed eration of Labor indorse the proposi ion for the establishment of a system 9f postal savings banks." . No particular system, but the general idea, is indorsed, and Mr. O'Brien is confident of the adoption of the resolu tion. The representatives of the machin ists and printers have about reached an agreement that the printers control the machinists in the smaller offices. The fight over the next place of meet ing Is warming up some, and Detroit promises to give Kansas City a close race. A slate of officers for next year is being arranged, and, so far as agreed upon, is as follows: President, Samuel Gompers; vice-president, P. J. Mc Gulre; second vice-president, James Duncan; secretary, Frank Morrison; treasurer, John B. Lennon. The Federation went on record by a rising and unanimous vote as being op posed to the appointment as Interstate Commerce Commissioner of J. H. Pax ton, formerly Chief Justice of the Penn sylvania Supreme Court. The matter came up in the shape bf a resolution from Edward Moore providing for a violent protest on the part of the , Ex ecutive Council to his appointment. The sense of the resolution was read, and P. J. McGuire arose to indorse a protest. Mr. McGuire gave as his rea sons for so stoutly opposing the ap pointment the unqualified hatred which Mr. Paxton had displayed toward or ganized labor at every opportunity. An instance of it mentioned was in con nection with the Homestead affair. According to the speaker, Mr. Pax ton had advocated trying the men en gaged in the strike on the charge of treason. Other prominent ones spoke along the same line, and a motion In structing President Gompers to wire an immediate protest to President Mo Kinley was carried by a rising vote. WAITING FOR CALL OF TIME. Creedon and McCoy Ready to Enter the Ring: To-night. New York, Dec. 17. It is not exag geration to say that two men were never more confident of victory than are Dan Creedon and Kid McCoy as to the result of the big fight which takes place to-night before the Long Island Athletic Club in Long Island City. One of these two great boxers is sure t be disannointed. It is the toss of a nennv as to which ohe will be victorious. There is really litle to choose between the two men. McCoy is a slight favor ite in the betting, but when they shake hands it is likely that even money will prevail. The concensus of opinion is that the fight will be a fast one while it lasts, but that the end will come quickly. That it will result in a draw seems to be out of the question. What sporting people are most interested in now is not which man will win, but whether there is any possibility of the fight be ing stopped. The men may be arrested before they enter the ring, but if they are they will be at once released on bail. Mayor Gleason has issued the permit for the contest, and he says he will be on hand to see that the law is not violated. He controls the police in Long Island City, and - they will act under his orders. Thus it would seem that there is little chance of interfer ence unless the fight becomes really brutal. If that should prove to be the case before the contest is stopped one man will have been able to demonstrate his superiority over the other. The Bentinfr Saved Her Life. St. Louis, Dec. 17. Mrs. Bessie Hahn, while returning from a shopping expe dition, was invited to take a glass oi wine with Edward Dwyer. She had $21 with her. She next came to herselt at home, and, when her husband asked for the money, it was gone. He gave her a good thrashing, thinking she had gotten drunk with the money. A doc tor had to be called, and he said the beating saved the woman's life, as tho liquor was drugged with laudanum, and the assault caused the blood to cir culate and counteract the poison. Trfyle Murderer Hanged. Ripley, W. Va., Dec. 17. John Mor gan was hanged here yesterday after noon. He broke down during the fore noon and spent the time crying. He recovered so as to go to the scaffold with composure. Morgan was convict ed of killing Matilda Pfort, Mrs. Ed ward Greene, aged 50, and her son, James Greene, and frightfully cutting Alice Pfort. He used an axe. M1NNAJ0B JUDGE. PRESIDENT NOMINATES HIM FOR SUPREME COURT. LiCTTla Miles and Robert V. Cozier Named for United States Attor neysLarge Number of Other Ap pointments Made by President. Washington, Dec. 17. The President yesterday sent the folowing nomina tions to the Senate: Justice Joseph McKenna, of Cali fornia, to be Associate Justice of the United States. , Treasury Charles G. Dawes, of Illi nois, to be Comptroller of the Cur rency. Interior John W. Nesbit, of Pennsyl vania, to be Pension Agent at Pitts burg. - Court of Private Land Claims Jos eph R. Reed, of Iowa, to be Chief Justice; William M. Murray, of Ten nessee; Thomas C. Fuller,' of North Carolina; Henry C. Sluss, of Kansas, and Wilbur Stone, of Colorado, to be Associate Justices reappointments, their terms expiring Dec. 31, 1897. Lewis Miles, Attorney of the I United States for the Southern District of Iowa; Rob ert V. Crozier, Attorney of the United States for the District of Idaho; Henry ert V. Cozier, Attorney of the United States for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The President also sent a large num ber of appointments which Were made during the recess of the Senate and which have heretofore been announced. Mr. Dawes will not assume the duties of office until Jan. 1, succeeding Mr. Eckels, the present Comptroller, who resigns to become president of a Chi cago financial institution. Mr. Dawes was a member of the Republican Na tional Executive Committee in charge of financial affairs at the headquarters at Chicago during the last Presidential campaign. He is a son of Gen. Dawes, of the Iron Brigade. Jospeh HcKenu, Joseph McKenna was born in Phila delphia in 1843. He removed to Cali forina with his parents in 1855. He was educated in the public schools, became a lawyer, and was in 1866 chosen Dis trict Attorney of Solano County, which office he held for two successive terms. He was a member of the California Legislature for two sessions. After twice suffering defeat as a candidate for Congress, Mr. McKenna was finally elected by the Republicans In 1884. He was three times re-elected, serving through the Forty-ninth, Fiftieth, Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses. While serving in the Fifty-first Con gress Mr. MeKenna was a member of the Ways and Means Committee, of which Maj. McKinley was chairman. The two men were thus thrown much together and a warm friendship sprang up between' them. President Harrison appointed . Mr. McKenna to the United States Circuit (bench on the death of Judge Lorenzo Sawyer in 1892. He was appointed Attorney-General of the United States by President McKinley last Spring. Mr. McKenna was married in 1869 to Miss Amanda F. Borneman, of San Francisco. They have one son and three daughters. The new Supreme Court Justice is a member of the Roman CathoH" Church. r.v More Nominations Before Recess. Washington, Dec. 17. It is expected that the President will send to the Sen ate a few nominations before the ad journment for the Christmas holidays. The new appointments, however, will be .confined to those which were agreed upon some time ago. Among those which may go to the Senatebefore Sat urday is that of Attorney-General Mc Kenna to be Supreme Court Justice. In regard to the nomination of Attorney-General McKenna, it is rumored that a canvass of the Senate is being made to ascertain if there 'will be any danger of the opposition defeating his confirmation. Examining the Lee tiomb. Havana, Dec. 17. The bomb which was left in the building where the United States Consulate is located is being examined by an expert, but he has not yet determined what explosive it was filled with. In fact, it may npt have teen dangerous at all, but simply placed where it was for "the purpose of attempting to frighten Consul-General Lee. The bomb was a short tube, cleverly made and filled, and inclosed in a small wooden box with a draw lid. To all appearances, it was so made inside that when the lid was drawn it would ignite specially prepared matches at tached to a quick fuse. This is the second bomb placed in the Consulate building, but the first was clumsy and harmless. Threats Aeainst the Czar. London, Dec- 17. A Russian named Woodref was remanded at Bow Street Police Court, charged with issuing a publication inciting the assassination of the Czar. Detective Melville testi fied to the fact that he arrested tha man at the British Museum for en deavoring to persuade several persons on various occasions to assassinate the Czar. Children Burned to Death. Newar'-. T- o. 17. Two children lost their i' o.c a fire in the building at '52 I'ui-ry street yesterday afternoon. The victims were Harry Carroll, 6 ears old, and his sister Margaret, 4 years old. They were the children of James Carroll. Their mother locked hem in while she went out, and in some way they fired the house. Requisition for Warner. Albany, Dec. 17. Gov. Black yester day afternoon issued requisition papers upon the Governor of Missouri, asking for the surrender of Albert S. Warner, the kidnapper of little John Conway, who is under arrest at Kansas City. Officers left for the West last night to brine him back. BOARD OF PL'BLIG SAFETY. Vote to Inspect the New Engine House Monday Afternoon. The board of public safety, held a meeting in Chief Snagg's office yester day afternoon, the following being present: Commissioners Moore, Seery and Sullivan, Chief Snagg of the fire department and Chief of Police Egan. Assistant City Clerk Clifford EUs acted for the first time in his official capacity as clerk of the board. .Commissioner Seery acted as chairman of the meet ing. The semi-monthly payrolls were ap proved. Fire, $417.50; police, $1,431.30, and Burton street engine house, $195. Dr George O. Robbins was present at the meeting with Architect Griggs, and petitioned the board for permission to remove his building on Leavenworth street a sufficient number of feet to al low him to erect a brick block fronting on Center street. Chief Snagg stated that Dr Robbins had applied to him for permission to move the building and he had refused kim. Dr Munn, he said had also asked permission to move his building, but he had refused him, also. The cases were entirely different, however, as Dr Munn wanted to move his building and face it on Center street and improve it. Dr Robbins stated that he had a lot 100x137 feet. His present building stood about in the middle of the lot and he wanted to move the building about half of the width. He then could erect a forty foot brick building. Ar chitect Griggs stated that the moving of the present building would be no fire menace. There would be a ten foot driveway be tween the buildings, and the present building would be moved just thirty feet. Chief Sangg saw no reason- against the removal of the building and the petition was granted. Commissioner Sullivan stated that the new engine house on Leavenworth street was about completed and the board ought to take action in the mat ter. Chief Snagg stated that the work' was about done and he wanted the board to inspect the new house, and y the fire houses in the city. Commissioner Sullivan moved that when the board adjourned it adjourn to next Monday afternoon and them an in spection be made of the new house. Chairman Seery then asked if any thing should be done In new appoint ments and Commissioner Sullivan said that action in these matters should be deferred until a full board was present. The meeting then adjourned. THE BOARD OF FINANCE. N Met Last Night and Transacted Routine Business. At the meeting board of finance last night, Mayor Kilduff presiding, and there being present Commissioners Finn, Hall, Northrop, Comptroller Cas sin and Clerk Grady, the payrolls of the several departments for the first half of December were approved. The recommendation of the board of finance fixing the salary of permanent call cap tains at $850 per annum; call captains, $150 per annum, and call men, $100 per annum, was approved, as was also the recommendation of the board of public works, making the salary of the super intendent of streets $1,500. It was voted to recommend to the aldermen that $1,000 be transferred from the wa ter bond sinking fund account to the expense account. ( H. S. Chase, treas urer of the water bond sinking fund, was heard regarding the $15,000 worth of water bonds, first series, which had matured on July 1, 1897. The bonds were produced by Clerk Grady and after being counted they were cremated under the personal supervision of Sheriff McDonald and Commissioner Finn. On motion of Mr Cassin a vote of thanks was extended to Mayor Kil duff for the able, impartial and cour teous manner in which he presided over the meetings of the board of fi nace, during his term of office. The board then adjourned. A SEWER PROBLEM. It Comes Occasionally in Making As sessments For Sewers. One of the principal topics of dis cussion at the meeting of the board of public works last night was how much should be assessed against the prop erty of M. Shea and Timothy Horigan for sewers. The ditch runs about fif teen feet along the property cf Mr Hori gan and eight feet on Mr Shea's, and the question was should they be as sessed for their full frontage? It was stated that a case of the same kind came up seme time ago in connection with a sewer assessment on the prop erty of Jeremiah Crane, and the board decided to charge him as much as if the sewer had been constructed along his entire frontage. This was done on the ground that the same rule should work in all cases, but the matter was loft to be adjusted when the people want to use the sewer. These are pe culiar cases anyway, and it is difficult to know what to do with them, and not do an injustice to anyone. It seems reasonable enough to say that if a man can connect with the sewer it makes no difference to him whether it extends along his whole frontage or not, but supposing a man found it con venient to excavate at the north end of his lot and the sewer does not come beyond the south line of his house, it win cuat mux a, t;uuu uudi mo-re to no the job than it would . if it had been put the full width of the house. Any way people do not like to pay an as sessment on a frontage of fifty or seventy-five feet when only a few feet of that is sewered, even though it does suit all practical purposes. Date For G. A. It. Encampment. CINCINNATI, Dec. 17. The date of the national encampment Grand Army of the Republic has been fixed for Sept. 5 to 10- RENNE BOYS FINED BOUND OVER. AND The iFines and Costs Will Keep Them in Jail About One Year Porter and Norton Were Found Not Guilty . cf Stealing From the W. L. Hall Co. . There was a long session of . city court this morning over which . Judge Bradstreet presided. William Clark, while drunJi,- last night took a pair of rubber boots from in front of George C. Minor's store. Special Officer Hickey arrested htm. He was fined $7 and costs for drunk enness and $7 and costs aind thfirty ilays for theft. Attorney J. J. O'Neill appeared for the Renne boys, charged with theft. He waived examination and then ask ed for a reduction in the bonds. Judge Bradstreet asked for evidence In order to determine the amount of bond. The charges against 'them were for the theft of $22 from Harry J. Moore, $40 ' from Jennie S. Wooster, $9.50 from. Mrs Newton Smith, $193.75 from Wil liam B. &; John and defrauding Mrs Lizzie M. Hoyt of a board bill. A good many of the artliclea stolen, were in court. St John and (Moore identified many of the articles as their property. A co'&t and vest, buttons, writing pens, opera glasses were among .those iden tified. CMef-of-Police Patrick J. Welch, of West Springfield, told of the arrest of the two. One b'oy accused the other of the thefts. ' "" In the Moore case, each was fined 2'5 and costs and three months in jail. In the Wooster case each was given the same penalty. In the Smith case hey got $7 and costs and thirty d'ayg 'ioh. In the St John case, Judge Bradstreet said a convictioni in the upper court would mean at least five years in state's prison and he could net make the bonds less than $1,000. Each was bound over under that -amount. The sentences will keep ihem in jail about one year and then iihey "will face state's prison. Charles C. Porter and Thomas W. Nortoni were found not guilty of the theft of eight cases of extract, cf bef from the W. L. Hall Co. Frank L. McOuire and Thom'a3 J. r"arKs, drug- ' gists of N-augatuck, and Robert Walk er and Gecrge T. Geddes, druggists of this city, told of buying the extract cf beef from Porter. W, L. Hall said the. beef was missed and that Porter had jei.ii to his place of business buying goods. Judge Lowe appeared tor ih. reused. Tnere was no evidence k$ show that they had stolen the goods and it was . ir.timated by Judge L.owe that there mi j-ht have been a dishonest clerk in the matter. Judge Bradstreet discharged both. Jamea Farreii. for drunkenness, waa fined i0 and costs. John Lombard for drunkenness and fighting was fined$5 and costs on each complaint. Joseph McDonald for drunkenness and resistance was given thirty days and costs on each. . 'Walter Fitch, for assault on his wife, was given a chance to do better. iLouis B. Mobt defrauded H. J. Wol cott out of a week's board, and was given $5 and osts. CITY NEWS. S'peoial forecast for Connecticut: Threatening weather to-night with snow in northern portion and rain in southern portion Saturday; south westerly winds. Patrick Kelly, of Summit street, who has been confined -to the hospital for about two months, suffering from bronchitis, has so far recovered as to be out around once more. Joseph Kenney, of Dublin street, has been wearing a smile for two days that would make anybody seeing him feel glad to look upon. (A baby boy arrived at his. home last Wednesday. Pedestrians who had occasion to pass Phoenix avenue on East .Maim street, or Abbott avenue on North Main street, last evening, were pleas ed to see a new and attractive elec tric light Sign in front of' Jacques" opera house. The sign, is a mammoth, arrangement and spells the word, "Jacques." Two married couples met in a North Main street car the other evening:. He was arrayed in a splendid top coat and patent leather shoes; she' in a stylish cloak with collarette to match. After exchanging the usual salutations one " remarked to the other: - "You must have been to the Klondike; never saw you dressed so nice before." "Oh, no! We trade with the Credit Clothing Co, on the weekly payment system," was the answer. Court Rose Hill, F. of A. held a large ly attended meeting in Pythian hall , last evening. The , election of officers was the important feature cf the evan ing's business. The following will serve for the next six montiis: Cvl. Ho gan, C. R. ; W. J. Shanahan, S, C. R.; J. P. Conway, F. S.; J. Leary, R. S.; E.'H. Niver, treasurer; J. J. Sullivra, Sr, W.; M. Sheehan, Jr,- W.; John Barry, Sr, B.; P. J. Dunn, Jr, B. G. Gabriel was elected trustee, Dr A. V. Kelley, court physician, and .William Fallon, druggist. - .' " . THE At the regular meeting, of Unitv ccnimandery, U." O. G. C. held lace evening, the following officers vera elected for the ensuing- term: P. N f, H. A. Case: N. C, Emma Foster; V. K. C, Clara Snyder; prelate, Sarah Jf Piatt; K. of R., F. E. Bald; F. K. of R.,' Rosalie Ball; treasurer, T. R. Becklev; herald, Emma G. Dennis; W. I. G., Mary A. Kenneally; W. O. G., J. r! Hunt; musician,- Minnie Fitzpatrick; first representative to grand command ery, Cornelia A. Lopez; alternate, Mary A. Hunt; trustees. Cornelia A. Lopez, H. A. Case and J. H. Hunt, r