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VOL. XII. NO. 271.
WATERBURY, CONN., TOBER C7 1899 PRICE TWO CENTS - - . tr j - I BIG IMS HUH Columbia Took the Lead EarJy In the Race. At the Turn the Boats Were Within Hailing Distance' Almost When Two-thirds of the Distance Had Been Covered Columbia Was Still Ahead. iXew York, Oct 10. There was a cOoudJess blue sky over the Battery at 7 o'clock tJhjs morning and a light but steady notrthiwesit breeze was blowing. Tihe 'Long Islamd and Jersey shores of tine upper bay ware slightly covered wi'Bh Ihiaze. but) the tmdieations were tiha't tihe day would be clear and cooled-, with light to fresh noi-tib to morth eaisterily winds. The steamer Blackbird', flying the Shiaimrock'a flag, was at ner usual place near tihe barge office, waiting foir the guests of Sir Thomas Lip-ton, and four or five ruore dispatch- boa'bs were also moored in .that vicimi.ty, awaiting the scribes wiio we're to report w'hat was, Ufoey ihoped, to be the lawt of iChe series of races this year for the America's cup. Tibere was much secula't,ion as to the result of the Sha'mroek's addedi baHaust and iancreased waterl'tae. The Wld salts aloin'g 'tlhe water frantt, how ever, adihieTed to their former state ments t.hait tlhe Columbia ihxl fllve stuff j'n her to bea't tlhe green flyer in any a'nd all sorts of a breeze The lhore observers of t:he Associat ed Press were alert and weighting The , weafher swan after strain's e. Kandy Hook repoirted: a good naw'tllswes-terly ' breeze amd x'omise of a fine raw, and tlhe. seven otJher JtaHonis corroborated it and showed observa'tiwa varying from five to ten miles: The sea was smooth. On board the Columbia and' tlhe Sbaimroek tihe crews were up with the sun and soon afterwards ihiad their jibs and staysails up in tops and covers off their mai-nvsatils. ready To make sail at a moment's notice By 8 o.'cfock the Shianrock "had leen taken ra "tow by the tug James A. Ijawrence and was heading for tihe jo'iint of flue Hook. She had iter mainsa il up and wa s sending bl club topsail of smalj size aloft. The Columilbiia, whlen was then fast to her buoy, commeniced hoisting ther mtaimsail. Five mi'mutes "lawr the Stamwck was under said iu the lower bay. .She lhad miainsail club topsail amd! jib set and was -brying her new topmast. . One oir two ocean liners going down tihe tray early in the morning saluted fine yacfhts a's tlbey pa.ssed out to sea. wihile around oa flhe waters hovered The usual flock of fishermen, skimming fi.txraifc in a lively mamner under the freshening "breeze. According to the rules, the yachts to-day were set down' for a lo-mile run or beat from iSamdiy Hook light snip and returns and eairly tlhis morning the con ditions 'iinldicated1 that tthe yaclhts would go before tlhe wind in a eomtflieasterly directuom, wit!h a 'beat iback. a total distaniee of 30 miles. This course would meatni running straight out to sea, away from eitfh'er shore, and with no ctaaioce of fluky winds off Uhe Jersey or Dong Island shores. Some of tihe old fishermen at the Higihiamds, (however,, shook their heads wn-eal (Obey saw tlhe nortfhwest winds and said that the breeze would not Ihoid the diay out and tlhiait taie w-eatiher would prolbably be a repebitioni of tlhat of two weeks ago. The Shamrock made a short run over toward Atlantic Highlands then stbed up the mainship channel near the southwest spit. Before reaching It, however, she gybed around and stood over again toward the Columbia at anchor. Her increased ballast seemed to make "her stand up very well and she heeled but little to the frequent puffs of wind that came off the shore. At 8:35 the Shamrock, having run down almost to her moorings, swung around and breaking out her staysail and baby jibtopsail, stood out for the end of the Hook on her way to the lightship. The Columbia's tug went alongside the defender yacht a few minutes la ter, and passing a line, started for the lightship. As she left her moorings the crew began setting her mainsail. The wind at the Highlands at this hour was blowing from tue northwest at a velocity of about ten knots and showed no signs of decreasing. . The Shamrock passed out the end of the Hook under racing sails at 8:50. The Columbia got outside the Hook soon after 9 o'clock, with mainsail set and headsails up in steps? To a representative of the Associa ted Press, who saw Sir Thomas Lip ton on board the Erin at 750 a. m. the owner of the Shamrock, said the wind appeared to be a dying wind. He added that he hardly dared to hope there would be enough to permit of finish race to-day. , The Indications at 9 o'clock, how ever, seemed very good for a race. C. Oliver Iselin declined to express an opinion upon the weather. The Shamrock in running out to the lightship found the wind very light and it took her over an hour to make the run of nine miles from inside the - Horseshoe. r 'im -Columbia - about two miles astern of the green yacht, broke out her Jib and cast off her two when about half way out to the lightship. There was a peculiar contrast be tween the weather at the Highlands .- ad t Sandy Hook. " At the High- - at 9:45 there was a good breeze - SV 1SS the northwest blowing over 15 J 1 itf an hour and inside of New l. Yk harbor many white caps could h, Cc f?4fe b weather was also quite t ' Hook lightship or near intfieM seemea to nave not more than a 7 or 8 knot breeze while the haze was so dense that the lightship could not be made out and it was only when the sun shone on the white sails that the yachts could be discerned. The first of the excursion fleet put in an appearance about 9:45 and they were accompanied down the "swash channel" but a great fleet of coasters all making good progress in the fine northwest breeze. Just before ten o'clock the haze towards the north ward began to lift and part of the Coney Island shore could be seen from the Highlands. The two yachts arrived at the light ship about 10 o'clock, the Shamrock getting there a few minutes ahead of the Columbia, then running off half a mile to the southward. The Columbia swung around to the wind and began setting her clubtopsail. The weather at that time showed signs of clearing and the lightship could be made out from the Highlands. At the same time the wiud which seemed to in crease so that the Columbia's topsail flapped and slatted quite lively before it was fully in position. .Sir Thomas Lipuon's guests, reduced an "numbers, came down to the Erin in the steamer Black bird a nd .'ha ving transferred: to the yacht proceeded to the line. Ic was long after 9 when the revenue boats and torpedo bo-ats began, to arrive, audi rhey were followed by a number of private stea'in yactocs awd a number of excursion boats. The sum wais warm enough to make Octo lr midimontlli. remtiiiiscenit of July, and i!t gatihei-ed in intensity as noon ap proached, bus with 1s in-crease came also a f resfiienilng of the breeze tlluit made jubllatM the ihearts of yachtsmen aind t.emipered the Jieaf. At 9:50 the Shamrock, getting down near the line, dropped her tender. She had 'her ni'aitnsail. sta.vsiadil, jib, baby jib aawl club topsail set. Just after getting away Jie found the breeze very stiff, for she too i.n her staysail, after staiwKng for a Short time on tlhe port tack. The -.Shamrock was handicapped two seconds itni starting, as she fatted) to crowa the line until 11:02:02. The offi cial -'tia'rt;Mg time of tiho Suia.mro'Ck therefore, is set dowm as 11:02. wihen the lliandiica'p gun was fired, a'lt.houg.h sihe did not get over tlhe line until two seconds later. At 11:40 Uhe Columbia led the Sham rock by eight boat lengths and t'he boats had traveled approximately six miles. They toad made a reach instead of a run out of it. and were over two m:i?esi off tlhe course. Ittstead of head ing ito sea 'tlhey were rumnOng down, the Jersey coast. iSooMer or later they would have 'Bo square off and run for tlhe mark. At 11:50 the Western Union cable boat saiiJ botth boats (had broken out their spinnakers. Asibury Park at 12:43 reported iihat the yaJh'ts appeared to .liave a good breeze aitwl nea'.ring tne outer mark. The Shamrock appeared to have bene fited somewhat by the better . breeze a:it.d 'to ihave crept up somewhat on tihe Columbia. At 12:45 tihe Western Union' cable boat reported oialy a. four knot breeze blowing and it was very fitful. At 12:47 'botfli boats thad! taken; in tlieir sp'ifnnakers and gibe owing to a cahnge im the wind. The AYestern Uniiom ca;ble boat at 1:18 reported that a sligflit puff of wind showed a. tewdienicy to some up ftvm tlhe soutth, whiiCh would mean a fair wind home, for the yachts instead of a beat back. At the Highlainlds of Navesinik a t 1:30 tihe winid was blowinig from tlhe west, nioQtlhwest, bur it was very light; in dieed almost a calm. At 1 :30 the two yachts could be diim ly seen from 'Kavesjnik. From tfnere i't looked as though botih boats were be cailmel and pretty cIojjk together. At 2:16 Asbury Tark leported tlhat the 'two yachts were headed to a south erly direction and 'the second boat was closing up the gap between tlhem The Highland's at 2:25 said that the Columbia rou.nided the leeward mark at 2:24:30 (unofficial) and the Shamrock a!t 2:30:35 The Western Union cable boast at 2:35 said there were no prospects from tlhe outlook off Sandy Hook ligh'tslhip at tlhat time, of the yaclhts beinig able to fini'Sh wdHhiim tlhe time limit. The sea was like glass amd the wilnd blow iing only about 'two knots per hour. Asbury Park at 2:43 reported tihe wind inicre'ais'iinig there, blowimg about east sou'bheast. KILLED THE WOMAN. Portland, . Me, Oct 19. William Grewer, foinmen-ly a well known cater er, hot and killed Mrs Jenniie Le Grow in ai 'boarding ihouse Ihere at noeai to daq. He ihen kiilledi himself. THE PRESIDENT LATE. iWaisWilnigtoii, Oct 19. President Mc Kinley atud party reajched Ihere at 12:45 o'clock, nearly am bour behind sched ule time. Navml Movement. WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. The Ma rietta has sailed from Norfolk for th. Azores on her way to Manila via tht Sues canal. The Uneas haa arrived at San Juan. The north Atlantic squadron haa arrived at New York. The Stllettc has arrived at Newport. The Wahneta. Nezinseott and Wasp have arrived at Nerlolk. The Machiaa haa arrived a1 Boston to fit out for Manila. The New ark sailed yesterday from San Franciscc for Manila. Fell Fren the Scaffold. MIDDLETOWN, N. Y.. Oct. 19. Daniel Van Keuren, painter, of Goshen, fell from a swinging- scaffolding yester day, breaking his Beck. Thomas Mann, a companion, fell, but escaped serions in jury. " Killed by the Car. SALEM. N. J., Oct. 19. Joseph Rich mond, aged 50 years, of Pitta Orove, this county, was killed and his wife was seri ously injured in a -railroad crossing acci dent at KImcr, near here. IN The News Being Received Is Very Uncertain. Englishmen Claim Several Very De cisive Victories Many Complaints Heard About Boer Outrages Portu gal Will Remain Neutral. London, Oct 19. The Daily Mail's correspondent at Glenco camp, tele graphing under date of October 17, ev ening, says: "The Boers opposite the camp are having their numbers strengthened, and the belief prevails that when strong enough they will seek to reach Dundee from the southeast. "A. clergyman living at Dannauser, who has arrived at t'he camp, states that he saw a strong comando ap proaching Dannauser at 3 o'clock this af ternoon." Natal again claims a share of the attention which, during the last few days has been focussed upon the be leaguered garrison at Mafeking. The combined advance of the Boer forces on the positions held by the British general commanding. Sir George Stewart White, has already occasioned a sharp affair of outposts, which possi bly has since developed into a pitched battle. The Boers, according to the latest information at baud, do not appear to have been driven back. Perhaps, however, their movements are only a part of a general plan to isolate both Ladysmith and Glencoe from the south. The simultaneous Boer movements from Acton homes, from the west and from Rorkes Drift and Helpmakaar. from the east, may indicate a projected attack upon the railway below Col emso. The movement from the east also sugests an attack upon the rail way at Waschbank, between Lady smith and Glencoe. Military experts are inclined to the opinion that the troops at Glencoe. are only a small rear guard left to attract the force under the command of (Jen Jcubert, while Gen White's full strength is concentrated at Lady smith with a view of attacking the Orange Free State force while Geu Jonbert is still forty miles away. Stories of British successes in the Mafeking district are so persistent that in the absence of contradiction from Boer sources, they may be accepted as true in the main, although the alleged killing of three hundred Boers is dis credited. . ... Gen Cronje's troops are regarded as the .flower of the Transvaal forces. Some decisive action has still to occur on the western border, and if, as was intimated in last, night's. dispatches re lief is approaching from Rhodesia, it will probably not be long delayed. Apart from their desire to gain an initial advantage by capturing Mafe king and 'thereby attracting the Dutch colonists, the object of the Boers in massing in Bechuanaland is due doubt less to the fact that this splendid stock country is full of cattle, and as it is only sparsely settled, would give the Transvaal a route by which to import arms and munitions by way of Walfi cch bay, Damaraland, on the west African coast. A dispatch from Pretoria, asserts that the Transvaal gov ernmienlt has cabled to Mr Joseph Benijamini Robta'son, the mll'Boniaire gold mine owner and eihair ma.n of tlhe Robinsoni 'South African Bamikimg company, wno is now in Lon don, to return to Jonainnieslburg, on paim of tlhe comfiscaitiont of Ihis1 proper ty. -Mr 'Robinson ciharateterizes .'tihe al leged threat as ridiculous. He says be is a Briitisn subject, Itihat the Transvaal governimemt has no right to demand 'hiis return and that his prop erty lha'3 not beea and ca:noiot be con fiscated. Portugal, 'according to a d'ispatcih. from Berlin, has giivea dlstilmct assur ances of her neutrality 'A coMtrn'uaMi'e of commerce wirtlh. the Tratosvaal, by way of Delagoa bay, is therefore se cured. Cape Town, Oct 19. A despatch from Ki'mberley, waited October 17, says: "All is well here. Col Horn en gaged the Boers at Mafekimg oa Octo ber 14, with great success. Mafeking was M eaferM'mrlria'rfflHlllleaoi!aUP was s'ttill saife on October 15." A special ditspa'ben to tlhe Cape Ar.gus reiterates the stabem'Sn't that in the fightitnig a Mafektog, Col Hore re pulsed the Boers, imfliotiing a loss of 300 menu LONDON, Oct. 19. Colonel Baden Powell has repulsed an attack on Mafe king, the Boers retiring with a loss of 100 killed. News of the battle was cabled from Pretoria via Lorenco Marquea, Portu guese South Africa. The Daily Telegraph's correspondent at Ladysmith says no newspaper repre sentatives are allowed to proceed from there either to Beater's Station or Acton Homes and adds that General Joubert's forces are moving against Glencoe and Bester's Station on the Uarrismith Lynch line. According to the same authority, some Tolunteers who had just come into Lady smith from Bester's Station and Acton Heoiss before the dispatch was sent re ported that 300 Boers tried ineffectually to cut off small parties of British troopa, but the Natal men were too wary to be caught and retired firing. The enemy, as usual, hid themselves behind hills and rocks and in gullies, but were unable to advance. They used cannon against the British riflemen, who nevertheless main ained a stout resistance. - The firing was -ery heavy. The country about Acton lomes being more open, the British aounted volunteers there are retiring up n Newdorp. Two thousand Boers were sarod .at Acton Homes and rather fewer at Bester's Station. It is'repoftett that the enemy there is hemmed in and Buffering severely. The Daily Telegraph, commenting upon the foregoing dispatch from its corre spondent, says it is difficult to under stand the references to Glencoe and Bester's Station, except upon the theory that Commandant General Joubert is di viding his forces. The Times' Lobatsi correspondent, tel egraphing under date of Oct. 14, says: "The Boers were around us all day yes terday and broke up the line in several places between Pitsani and Mafeking. They were attacked and defeated by a party of our men from Mafeking. Thir ty Boers were killed during the night. Another lot broke up the line a mile north of Lobatsi, cutting the wires. The station master and all of us here set to work and have just restored communica tion. "A runner, has arrived, bringing news of Colonel Baden-Powell's success in keeping the enemy at bay." The Dally News' Ladysmith corre spondent, 'telegraphing on Tuesday, says be learns that the discontent in Swazi land is taking a form hostile to the Boers, who quitted Bremersdorf precipi tately. According to this correspondent the Boers dread a Swazi rising, and most of the Dutch settlers in that country are preparing to leare, having already sent their wives and families to the Trans vaal. The Cape Town correspondent of The Daily News says, in a dispatch dated on Tuesday, that large numbers of Basutos employed on various works in the Gape Town district are returning to Bcauto land. The foregoing about exhausts the ac tual war news this morning. The worst features of the situation are regarded to be the probability of native risings, which, whether on behalf of or against the Boers, are certain to produce serious complications besides danger to the few hundred whites in these districts. The havoc the Boers are making with the railway and telegraph lines will seri ously impede the movements of General Sir Redvers Buller's army corps. There are conflicting reports as to whether the Boers have or have not occupied Helpmakaar. Ca pe 'Towm, Oct 19. The Cape Tilmes pu'lwUsihes tttue followintg difspacdh from Kamberley : "Reliulbde iniformatiion from 'Mafe kdimg says tihat an armored train wihlile a'econinoi'teri'nig north of tlhe town last Saturday, engaged 500 Boers, who suf fered heavily. "Col Fi'tzc-larence's column foiled 'Uhe Boers, iniflk'ting severely. The British casualties' were 2 killed and 14 wound ed, two severely." Cape Town, Oct 19. Complaints of Boer outrages upon the natives con tinue to arrive. These serve further to inflame the Basutos and Zulus. Yes terday 150 Basutos from Johannesburg arrived at Burghersdorp, Cape'Colony, and alleged that the Boers had robbed them wholesale. Ladysmith, Oct 18 noon (Delayed in trasmission). A cavalry patrol be low Wintwa Pass had a brush with the enemy yesterday evening. The Boers opened with artillery, but retreated on the advance of the Fifth Lanciers. FlsvhtinK at Acton Holmes. LADYSMITH. Oct. 19. The British cavalry patrols have been in action at Acton Holmes and Bester's station since midday and the action is still in prog ress. A number of casualties have been reported. Supports are leaving the camp and expect a fight. It is stated that the enemy's scouts are almost in touch with the outposts at Glencoe. The Boers are working around both sides, with the idea of getting south of Ladysmith and attacking in force with the co-operation of Commandant General Joubert. At Olencoe the British patrol covered a wide area in order to prevent outflank ing and were subjected to a hot fire in persistent flanking. General Sir George Stewart White is quite prepared to offer battle, and the camp is pleased at the prospect of striking a definite blow. Altwal North Deserted. AITWAL NORTH, Oct. 19. The town is now deserted, and the railway has been cut. The Dutch farmers are quitting their farms. Several prominent British residents, have been warned to leave, as there is danger in remaining, but this does not alarm the loyalists, who calmly await events. The Boers are now close to the town. A force of six polica guards the frontier bridge. Woolem Workers Get More Pax. PITTSFIELD, Mass., Oct. 19. The several hundred employees of the Pon toosuc woolen mills here were notified yesterday that their wages are to be in creased 5 per cent. The increase ia to go i ii t atfaat MoT. 1. . . L AWT ON AND YOUNG. Are Working Together for tihe Success of Uhe War. Manila, Oct 19 (12:10 p. m.) G-em Lawton and Oem Young are at Arayat, wi'th a force of nearly 3,000 men. The gunboatia Florida and Osate are pre paring 'to move along the river to Sam Isadto, which will be held a. a base for opera.tdonis to the north'. Extensive preparationis ihave beent to progress for several days; amdi 'the ei pediiiton. whose objective is? Tarlac, is expected- to start to-da,y. The supplies will be taken on caiseoes. Gen Lawtlon's forces consist of eiight companies of 'tlhe Twenty-Fouirth im famtry under Col Keller; eight com panies of tlhe Twenty-Second: infantry under Maj Baldwin; nine troops of tihe Fourth cavalry, mouin'ted, under Col Hayes, amd a. miixed regiment, con'sist itna of one compaoy of the T.hiirty-Sev- enitih tofamitry; sftx guasi, commanded: by- Cap Scott, one commpany of cavalry, and Oa'pt Ratsonfg Maea bee scouts The Third cavairy -is equipping at San Fernando to join- the expedit'on. Heavy raSmj?, 'tihe first iu weeks... be gan .last night ahKl ihaTe eoattoued steadily. - FOUND INJJANDBR6. Mysterious Letter Written By A Woman. It is Thought That the Writer Com mitted Suicide In Her Letter She ; Spoke of the Right Key Bishop ' Henry C. Potter. Boston, Oct 19. The deckhands on the east-bound ferryboat Revere found a woman's raps and handbag on a seat after the midnight trip last night, and from letters found in the bag it is thought the owner committed suicide by jumping from the boat. One of the letters was addressed "Mrs F. I. Clark, General Delivery, Worcester," and the other, which was in an undirected, un sealed envelope, stated that the woman saw nothing in life to keep her on earth, and directed that if her body ever should be found the authorities should refer to Bishop Potter of New York, who would see that it was buried. Both letters were written on paper bearing the seal of the Hotel louraine, Boston. The letter refer ring to Bishop Potter is as follows: "Boston, Oct 17, 1S99 This last note of a discouraged and friendless wo man, who sees nothing more in life to keep her on earth, is written with a full consciousness of the fate of the full step which I am about to take. "If my sorrows would die with me all would be well, but I fear they will sooner or later fasten themselves upon those who by a little kindness at first or consideration later might have nour ished into full bloom and to a healthy development a nature not entirely per verted from the path of right. "I do not wish to reveal my identity, for it would do no good and rob me entirely of the little comfort which I may find in death. That I may sink out of sight and out of mind forever is my dying wish. Should I be identi fied after death I feel that I can con fidently refer those who are in au thority to Right Rev Bishop Henry C. Potter of New York city, who, having known me well under better circum stances. I am sure will see to it that my body is given decent burial." The ferryboat employes noticed a woman clothed in black garments and carrying a small bag in the cabin when the Revere touched East Boston just before midnight. She was apart from the othe,r passengers who crowded the forward end of the boat, but this fact excited no particular interest, and a moment later the woman had gone. Just as tfhe boat started back to Bos ton the deck hands found the cape and bag. They at once suspected a sui cide, and an examination of the con tents of the bag disclosed evidence con firming the theory. In the satchel also were found two popular novels in paper binding, clip pings from the San Francisco Call of September 25. giving their Oakland race course tips, and several letters torn into small bits. Some of the pieces when placed together formed part of a type-written letter, which read: "Have to-day conferred with your husband's attorneys and they inform us that he definitely declined to ad vance any further sums. They also asert that you. on September 28 last, made a draft upon him for .$400 with out his knowledge or consent, and al though drawn under these circum stances he honored it rather than fur ther discredit you. We canDOt see our way clear to proceed further in the " Nothing further could be learned from the fragments. The boat hands describe the woman as fashionably dressed and having the bearing of a person of education, re finement and wealth. She was about 5 feet 6 inches in height and 50 years of age. The police were engitfjed on the case all night, but had not found the body nor any clue to the woman's identity this morning. At the Hotel Tonraine it was stated that no person was missing from the house and no information as to the missing woman could be gained. THE WESTCOTT ESTATE. Receipt From "David Harum." Premise Comfort For Vamlly. SYRACUSE, Oct. 19. Had it not been for the receipts from his pesthosnoui book, "David Harum," the estate of Da vid Koyes Westcott would not ha to cov ered his indebtedness. As it is, the roy. alties from the sals of the book prsmias to provide comfortably for his three chil dren. Margaret Westcott Massey, sistei of the author and executrix of his estate, yesterday made her accounting befors Surrogate Glass. It was shewn that tki sum $11,198.20 had been received train Messrs. Applatoa, the publishers of "Da vid Harum," up to July S of the correal year. From the Lippinootts 9197.60 wai received for "The Teller," a posthumoiu short story. These comprise the total oJ Mr. Westcott's literary efforts. As ."Da vid Harum" is still a leading seller, larg additional royalties are - expected, sad great hopes are also entertained from tbi dramatisation of the book, now in prog ress. Killed the Whols Family. REDWOOD FALLS, Minn., Oct. 19. Frank E. Babcock, a farmer residing near this city, murdered his wife and three sons on his farm yesterday and then shot himself. The murder was com mitted in a fit of insanity. PRESIDENTIAL PARTY ASLEEP. Pittsburg. Pa, Oct 19. The presi dential train arrived .at 1:50 this morning and after a stop of twenty minute proceeded on its journey to Washington. The party wede all asleep. TRANSPORT SEDGWICK ARRIVES New York, Oct 1!). The U. S. trans port Sedgwick, which left Havamia Oc tober 15, arrived at Quarantime to-diay wi'ilh 50 cabin, passengers and 258 dis c'harz: J soldiers said civilians. SPARRING EXHIBITION. Jack Rose Has Completed His Bill for November 2. Matchmaker Jack Rose returned from New York to-day ana announced the card for his sparring exhibition which' will take place on Thursday ev ening, November 2. at Jacques' audi torium. There will be' a preliminary bout between two locals and two star exhibitions. The referee has not yet been selected. The star bout will be between Dan Murphy, the well known local favorite, and Dick O'Brien of Lewistou, Me, the only man who has ever put Murphy out of the business, doing the trick in Bridgeport. Murphy has been anx ious for some time to get another try, and this bout will doubtless be a corker. Twenty rounds at catch weights. The second star bout will be between Tommy Sullivan of Brooklyn, who fought Austin Rice here a short time ago, and Lew Myers of New York. Twenty rounds at 120 pounds. The preliminary bout will be ten rounds at catch weights between that favorite. Harry Galway, aud another clever local. ARBITRATION BOARD. Will Investigate the Recent Regi mental Shoot. . Colonel L. F. Burpee of the Second regiment this morning received notice frorj-. Adjutant General Yau Keureu of fhe appointment of an arbitration board to look into the protested regi mental shoot which took place at Niantic on October 3. The first prize was awarded to the Third regiment, but Lieutenant Colonel Callahan en tered a protest that the prize was not won on the square, whereupon Gen eral Havens of the Third regiment asked for the appointment of a court of inquiry to investigate the claims of the protest. The board appointed by the adjutant general consists of Briga dier General James H. .Tarmen, re tired; Colonel Charles W. Hendrie, Fourth regiment, and Major Samuel C. Kingman, retired. General Jar men will convene the board at the New Haven armory as soou as expe dient and will summon such witness es as may be required. Major King man will act as recorder. Only per diem pay in accordance with rank, to gether with transportation, will be al lowed. An orderly will be detailed for duty on the board by Lieutenant Colonel Callahan at the request of the president. ONE OF THE APPLETONS. Died at His Home at Riverdale, New York, ToDay.- New York, Oct 19. William H. Appleton of the publishing house of D. Appleton & Co, died at 4:30 a. m. to-day at his home at Riverdale, N. Y., aged 65 years. Mr Appleton was in seemingly good health until about ten days ago when he began to fail. His death was due to general debility. William Henry Appleton was born in Haverhill, Mass, January 27, 1S14. As a boy he was in constant associa tion with his father, Daniel Appleton, at the bale retail store which the latter established in Exchange place when he came to New York from Boston in 1825. His association with foreign authors began with Thomas Moore. He knew well Thackeray, Hallor-k and Bryant. He was one of the earl iest advocated of international copy right and was the first president of the American Publishers Copyright league. In 1838 William H. Appleton was taken into partnership with his father and ten years later, when Dall ied Appleton retired, the firm was re organized and William H. Appleton became its head. WANT OUR HOUSES. The Turks Have Ordered a Lot of Ready Made Dwellings. Cincinnati, O, Oct 19. The Inquirer says: The publisher of a local trade paper has just received au inquiry from Smyrna, Turkey, for ready made frame houses or cottages of two stories, with verandah on the first floor, shingle roof, either painted or in white, complete lu every detail, ex cepting the window panes. Tney must have from three to five rooms, not counting the servants quarters, and range in price from $200 to $1,000 and upward. They must be shipped "knocked down." From 1,000 to 2,000 houses a year will be ordered. THE. WORLD CUP. New York, Oct 19. The Evening World to-day announces that for the purpose of still further demonstrating the qualities of the Shamrock in a stronger wind than it has yet had the Evening World and Daily Mail of Lon don have agreed to offer a cap to be sailed for by Columbia and Shamrock in an extra race on such a date as the handlers of the two boats may agree. It is suggested that in the extra race the crews of the two boats shall be changed, the Columbia's crew to sail the Shamrock and vice versa. EXPECTED TO SIGN. London, Oct 19. The British foreign office aserts that the verbal changes in the terms of the Alaskan madus Vi vendi are of no practical importance and have been readily agreed to and that it is assumed the United States secretary of state, John Hay, and the British charge de affairs In Washing ton, Mr Tower, will sign to-morrow. OF COURSE THEY WILL. At the meeting of the citizens' com mittee last evening It was voted to request all merchants, to close stores at noon. The merchants no doubt will comply with the request CITY NEWS. The local .post office will be closed to morrow aif'tjernooa between noon and1 6 o'clock, bu't -tlhie outgoamig mails will go as usual. Agnes Loretta Brennan, aged 18, died at noon to-day at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs Michael Brennan, 37 South Fifth street. F"ueral notice later. All disabled soldiers of the Spanish American war are requested to assem ble at the armory at 1:30 sharp, and W. E. Quigley, chairman of the car riage committee, - will give them a place in the line. Over 100 Waterbury people left ffliis afternoon for Pine Orchard to attend' tihe wedding of the daughter of A. M. xou'Dg, the mrllioniaire elecfirici'an, to J. MiMou Warner. The wedding takes place this evening at Pine Orchard. Wadhams post. G. A. R., have a two colored badge for to-morrow. On one color are the words, "Manila Bay, Dewey, Gridley," and on the other "Hatteras Inlet, Port Royal, Fort Henry, New Orleans, Hampton Roads, Island No li. Hemphis, Charleston Harbor, Fort Fisher, Mobile Bay." Woods, the new halfback for the Waterbury polo team, arrived in town last night and reported for practice this nioruing. From what Manager Doe has seen of him he thinks he has struck a "find." Woods weighs l5 pounds and is a strong and husky fel low. C'ashman has signed to play goal for Springfield, and it may be that John Smith will come to Waterbury after all. Last night was a bisr night at St Cecilia's parish fair. To-night. Mar tin Th ruey, who is over CO years of age. will dance on eggs, and Mary Pe ters will appear in comic songs. '1 o morrow afternoon the fair will ue open and admission will be the same as iu the evening. Dancing will be free. George I.euerseur. champion back lifter, will give exhibitions of his strength. He will pull against two horses and will also lift a platform holding about fifteen people. We, line undersigned, barbers of Wate-rbuiry, do hereby agree to close our stoops on Friday, October 20. at 1 o'clock, p. lu., for tlhe observance of uhe Kellogg celebration: J. P. Snxiuh, 11 Phoenix avenue; E. H. Landers, lri Eat Main street; F. D. Fagan, 11 West -Maim street ; Aliie Ospalek, . Scovilk hous-c; M. Katz. Exchange place; W. H. Wulfe,. 50 Bank street; Steiier & TeubiK-r, l.",: Bank stu-eiet; George KleelKir, 95 Bank street; Frank Mari nielli. 73 Easfe Main stir-eet; Deuo Meo, 58 Soti'ilh Miaiin st'ieet; Richter & Lam bert, 70 South Main street. Judge George W. Wheeler held a short calendar session of the superior court this afternoon and assigned the following cases for, trial. Tuesday. Julia V. Spencer et al vs the city of Waterbury; Thomas B. Farrell vs New York. New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. two cases. Thursday, Edward C. Bates et ux vs borough of Xaugamek; Eronson library et al vs city, two cases: Timothy O'Rourke vs Michael Guilfoile; Bernard O'Hara administrator vs Middlesex Bankine- Co. The case of Charles Parks et ux vs borough of Naugatucfc was tried this afternoon. A very pretty weddir.ig 'took place this 'inornijntg at 10 o'clock at the church of ithe Immaculate Conc-eptiton. The conti-acn'fng .parfies - were Miss Margaret Ladden and. Patrick Tuily, The best couple were William and Kara Ladden. sister and brotJier of llhe bride. Tihe bride was attired in light blue silk, 'trimmed' witih whiite, a-ndl carried ai bouquet of pink roses. The rnaidi of ihonior was alEtiredi the same as tlhe bride and carried white tea roses. The .presents were Tery nu merous and cos til y. The young couple will reside itt tUieir well f urnfehedl home. 15 Maigill Street. The New Haven Cotrory MedSeal so ciety toeld its annual meetting at tlhe Union club to-day. About 75 members were t-esent. The orim-canal subieet! f discussed was "Acute Petri tonlirLs." IS was divided into -tha-ee different parts: "Aetiology," by Dr Barber; "Di&'gmo sis." Dr Carmaul't; "Treattmeat," Dr Russell. Officers were elected as fol lows: President Dr C. E. Manger of Waterbury; vice- president. Dr H. 12 Swain, New Haven. Dr BIKott of New Haven was elected to suooeeo? 'hiimself as member of the exeerrtave committee. The next meetiing will be 'held in New Haven to April, 1900. They had din ner ia tihe Scovall house tin's after nooBv In the superior court thi3 morning Judge Wheeler began a hearing in damages in the case of Charles Parks et ux vs the Naugatuck Electric Light Co. This is a suit to recover $5,000 damages. On October 5 last Mrs Parks was standing in ber yard on Rubber avenue when she accidentally placed her hand on some shrubbery. Immediately she received an electrie shock which threw her to the ground. In falling her hand came in contact with a guy wire and two of the fingers of her right hand were burned to the bone and rendered stiff and useless permanently. The plaintiffs claim that a guy wire from an electric light pole In front of the Parks homestead car ried electricity down a pole between the Parks yard and property of the Dunham Hosiery Co. The electricty ran down the pole, along the fence and Into the shrubbery. The plaintiffs claim the Electric Light Co has no permission or right to have the guy wire where it was. The defense of fers evidence that it was raining on the night of the accident and streams of water conveyed .the electricty from the wire. Attorney Kennedy and the O'Neills represent the plaintiffs and Attorney Day of New Haven the de fendants. Among the evidence offered is the rig-up of the pole and guy wire in miniature. Mrs Parks was the first witness heard this morning. She is 45 years of age and had worked in the Dunham Hosiery Co as a needle wo man at a salary of $1.40 per day up to the time of her accident..- She has beca unable to work since then. ii! 'j s fi j I 5- y. -