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VOL. LXH. NO. 225. PRICE THREE CENTS NEW HAVEN CONN., FKIDAY, SEPTEMHF.R 21, 1804 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. GOVERNOR'S SALUTE GIVEN. O. TIXCXXT COFFZX TENDERED A BEBBXADB AT HIS U03IE. Be Had Speech la Which D. 8ld If He Bad FIT. Timet Better Voice Ho Could Not Thank the People-A Big Mas Meet lag Will be Held Mat Week. Mlddletown, Sept 20. Between 8,000 and 6,000 people tendered Hon. O. V. Coffin, the republican nominee for gov ernor, a serenade at his residence this evening at 10 o'clock. They paraded down Main street, which wsa ablaze with red fire, headed by Briggs band and three drum corps. While the band played "Hall to the Chief Mr. Coffin appeared upon the balcony of his house and was Introduced by Hon. D. L. Briggs, He said: "Had I a five times better voice than I have I could not reach one-fifth of this magnificent assemblage, the larg est ever seen in Mlddletown. I thank you for the appreciation shown by this gathering. It shows your gratifi cation at Mlddletown and Middlesex having for the first time a candidate for this place in the great common wealth. I will never forget this com. pllment and the interest taken in the matter by my friends and neighbors. I thank you from the bottom of my heart." Speeches were made by Hon. J. M. Douglass and Hon. D. L. Briggs. Wes leyan students gave their college cheer and a tiger, the audience gave three cheers and a tiger and cannons boomed forth the governor's salute. A big mass meeting will be held next week. MILL BOILER EXPLODED. Two Men Killed, Five Fatally and Other Seriously Injured. Pine Bluff, Ark., Sept 20. Sixteen men were standing near a boiler at Frank Carver's saw mill to-day when the boiler exploded. William, Ward, colored, and an unknown man were killed, five or more fatally, and all the rest of the sixteen were badly injured, The saw mill stood near Sulphur Springs, eight miles from the city, and the report was heard and the shock felt distinctly at this distance. The mill was destroyed, entailing a loss of $10, 000. The injured included George Car ver, a brother of the owner, and Engl seer LodaL STRICT BULBS LAID DOWN. Resolutions Adapted by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. -Harr,sburg,Pa.,Sept 20. The Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen wound up their session to-night Galveston, Tex., was selected as the next place- of meeting. The resolutions condemn the members of the brotherhood In certain locali ties to ignore agreements with their employers by going on strikes; declare that in future the members of the order will live strictly up to the laws of the order and the contracts under which they are working at all times and in all daces: demand that other labor organi sations shall not Interfere with members of the brotherhood while working un der contracts; and declare that bo long as members of the order are not asked to perform work outside of their partic ular line of duty they will comply with any agreements entered into with any railroad company, Aahes of Child Found. ' Hinckley, Minn., Sept 20. The report that several men lost their lives in the Wood yard of the Brennan Mill during the recent fire proved to be well found. ed, as the remains of two persons have been found. In the ruins of a residence near the eastern limits of the town, a searcher after relics found the ashes of a child. Kearly Bled to Death. Chicago, Sept 20. G. J. Schleble, one of the Philadelphia ball club's pitchers, nearly bled to death to-night at the Tremont hotel. While washing up after to-day's game Schleble fell into a por celain tub, severing the tendon of his right leg and outtlng the flesh to the bone. He bled for three hours and it took four physicians to-stop the flow of blood. Schleble reported only yester day for work and his acoident will dis able him for the season. Auction Sal. a Flule. Gravesend, Sept 20. The sale of W. C. Daly's horses In the paddock before the races was a flsle. Those that were knocked down; by the auctioneer were bid In and in the majority of cases no bids could be secured , BaltWuore, Sept 20. Advices received here to-day announce that the bark Albemarle, Captain Forbes, from Balti more to St John's, P. K., was burned at sea. The crew took to the boats and were subsequently picked op and land ed at Bermudas ' A Murderer Hanged. Fort Smith, Ark, Sept 20. John P. Poynter was hanged here to-day for killing William Boldlng and Edward Van Klver, hla traveling companions, at their camp Are near Eureka Springs last February., ; - n.r...--. Xn Route for Home. Antwerp, Sept 20. R. Dorsey Muhn, United States commercial . agent -t Soma, In the Congo State,' has- arrived here en route -for home. -., Mr. Muhn took part in several encounters be tween the Belgians and the slave, trad ers and says the ,. latter are now WORK OF TB.il X WUE, KERS. 5 A Boulder l'laeed on the C wollduted Track. Near Plait' MS . Waterbury, Sept 20. It believed here to-night that a dellberas attempt was made this evening to '. eck the Bridgeport accommodation oi ie Nau gatuck road, which arrived in lis city at 9 o'clock this evening. A Vt dis tance from Piatt's Mills, abo three miles from this city, the engineer of the train from Bridgeport saw a huge boulder lying between the rails. The train was proceeding at a slow rate of speed, and as soon as the en gineer saw the obstruction on the track he brought his train to a standstill. The brakes were not applied in time, however, to prevent the train from striking the boulder, and the passen gers on the train received quite a shock. When an examination was made of the surroundings it was concluded that the boulder had been placed there on the track by some party and that it had not been rolled down by the washout. After the rock was removed the train proceeded on its way to this city, ar riving here about half an hour behind time. The officials of the road will make an Investigation. Many Children Burled. Naples, Sept 20. The roof of a school building in this city collapsed to-day, burying twenty children In the wreck age. The dead bodies of several hafe been taken out and workmen are remov ing the debris as rapidly as possible in the hope of finding some of the unfortu nates still alive. CHURCH MATTE KS AVOIDED. King Humbert Did Mot Refer to Them In HI Addrcs. Rome, Sept. 20. King Humbert was presented with an address of congratu lation by the municipal authorities to day on the occasion of the anniversary of the unification of the kingdom of Italy. In reply the king expressed full concurrence in the proposal to honor the memory of his predecessor at each anniversary succeeding of Rome's de liverance. He concluded by expressing the hope that when Italy celebrates the twenty fifth anniversary of her unity, which she soon will do, she will also celebrate her economical, resurrection. He made no reference to the relations between the church and the state. Resign From the Adams Expres. New York, Sept. 20. At a meeting of the directors of Adams Express to-day the resignation of Preslftes.it Henry San ford was reoelved and accepted. L. C. Weir of Cincinnati was elected presi dent Mr. Sanford will continue as a director of the company. Duxbury Woman Shot In Boston. Boston, Sept. 20. Ella Whitfield, aged forty, of Duxbury, was found at Ash mont station on the Ashmont branch of the N. T., N. H. & H. R. R. to-night with a bullet In her left temple. The name oC the man who Bhot her Is un known, but the police are after him and expect to get him before daylight. The woman was taken to the city hospital, wnere it is expected sne will die. Prominent Journalist Dead. Newport, Sept. 20. Colonel George Francis Harris, formerly of Newport, died in Bristol, Eng., to-day, aged forty eight He was a well known journalist, having been correspondent of Boston, New York, Providence and Chicago pa pers. He was a man of high literary attainments and considerable oratorical ability. Mr. Harris was on the staff of Governor Wetmore and was a leader in the politics of Rhode Island for several years. He was a delegate from this state to the last presidential convention, Mr. Harris was world's fair commis sioner from Rhode Island. He was born In England. Be Will Not Fight Hoar. Boston, Sept 20. Relative to a state ment in the morning papers that the Hon. E. W. Barrett, who won the Sev enth district congressional nomination in last nights caucus, will be a candidate for Senator Hoar's place, Mr. Barrett said to-day: "I do not believe that any friend of mine has made such a state ment. It certainly has never been men tioned in my presence or even entered my mind. I owe Senator Hoar a debt of affeotion which might almost be termed filial, and I trust that no man has so poor an opinion of me as to-believe for a moment that I wo jld oppose him. I shall always support him in every way to the extent of my humble ability, and that which I can add to the length of his days or his honors will always be more than gladly ren dered." Big Catches of Whale. - New Bedford, Mass., Sept. 20. A pri vate dispatch received here from San Francisco reports that the schooner Nlcolene of San Francisco, which win tered near Point Hope in Behrlng Sea, took six whales, cutting out 9,000 pounds of bone since the opening of this sea son. The Nlcolene has arrived at 'San Francisco and her catch will be mar keted soon. She reports the bark An drew Hicks of San Francisco on Kodiak, (outside whaling, as it Is call ed), took three right whales. . This news is the latest from the fleet and the first from any ' vessels slnoe getting into Behrlng Sea. . D'.trrtlle t Enjoined. Boston, Sept 20. A preliminary in junction' to restrain Camllle d'Arviile, the-actress, from playing or 'singing except for performances at- the Tre mont this week, was ordered in the su- lAreme. Cfturi.byJudj;a. Barker, to-da&v. CHINA'S BEST SHIPS LOST. JAP A XEHK PREDICTS UCCESS OFTI B SI I h Alio OUCEH. My the Vlrtory .. il.i Vang Tao Japan Una Oalned Full )IWMlon of the Oulf of PerhlllDelalls of the Rattle Off the Month of the Valu Klver. London, Sept. 20. A dispatch received by the Japanese legation here stating that the Japanese fleet met and de feated eleven Chinese war ships and six torpedo boats about thirty-five miles north of Hai-Yang-Tao on September 16, Is virtually confirmed by a dispatch received by the Central News from Toklo. The details are somewhat differ ent The Central News dispatch gives the time of the attack as at noon, Sep tember 17, Instead of 1 p. m. Septem ber 10, as given In the advices received by the Japanese legation. According to the Central News ad vices nine Japanese war ships convoy ing two armed transports sighted twelve Chinese war ships and six gun boats at the time mentioned. The fight ing began by an attack upon three of the Chinese war ships, which were sunk. As the fighting progressed anoth er Chinese war ship was set on fire and destroyed, but the remaining eight, only one of which was uninjured, to gether with the six gun boats, succeed ed In getting away. The Japanese war ships Matsushima and Hl-Yel were slightly damaged, and one of the armed transports was seriously crippled, but none of the Japanese ships were lost. The Japanese loss was twenty men known to have been killed and forty six wounded. The Japanese war loan, the lists of which closed April 7, has received sub scriptions covering three times the amount of the loan. Paris, Sept. 20. An official dispatch from Ha'.-Noa, the capital of Tonquin, says that an unsuccessful attempt to wreck a train from Langson has been made by pirates. The latter stopped the train, killed the Chinese engineer and kidnapped a railroad contractor named Chesnay and an employe named Lo gleon. The pirates were driven off and are now being pursued by a body of French troops under Colonel Yallienl. London, Sepa. 20. Official con firmation is obtained here of the report that four Chinese vessels were sunk and one burned in the recent naval bat tle. Elated over the success of the Japanese fleet the officers of the Japan' ese legation here predict the ultimate success of the Mikado's forces. They also make the following statements: China has lost five of her best war ships, and as good naval vessels are not built in a day the chances of aug menting her naval forces are small In deed. By the victory off Hal Yang Tao Japan has obtained full possession of the Gulf of Pechili, which is the key to an invasion of the Flowery kingdom. A strong Japanese fleet stationed there stands still little chance of being routed and Japanese troops can be landed In China and Corea without serious dan ger. With the Chinese northern fleet crippled and the southern fleet of little use on account of the ancient character of its vessels the Chinese are not likely to make an advance on the strong force of the enemy In the Gulf of Pechili. The correspondent of the Central Newn at Tien Sin telegraphs further details of the naval battle off the mouth of the Yalu river as follows: The work of transferring the troops and stores from the Chinese transports to the shore was proceeding rapidly when the Japanese fleet was sighted. Admiral Ting signalled to his fleet to weigh anchor and form In line of bat tle. In obedience to this order the fleet was formed in a single line with the ex ception of the cruisers Kwang Kai and Ewang Ting and four torpedo boats which were formed In a second line at the mouth of the river. The Japanese fleet advanced at full speed while the Chinese columns were forming In line,' until they came within range, when the warships formed In line of battle, nine of them In the first column and three gunboats and five torpedo boats In the second column. ' The firing at the outset of the engage ment was of an Indifferent order, but the Japanese were creeping gradually closer to the Chinese ships and their gunners were improving their aim by practice. The Chinese barbette ship Ting Yuen was the first to suffer any Injury, a Japanese shell bursting In her battery. A ceaseless cannonade was kept up on both sides for an hour and a .half when the Japanese ship Saikio was rendered helpless and, according to the assertion of a Chinese officer, sank soon afterward. Two of the big guns of the battleship Chen Yuen were disabled, but she continued to use her smaller guns. The vessels of both fleets work ed very easily under steam and the Jap anese were constantly manoeuverlng, but the Chinese held their original po sition. Suddenly two Japanese cruisers, be lieved to have been the Akltsuhlma and the Yoshino, endeavored to break, the Chinese line. They, were followed by three torpedo boats. AS the Japanese ships advanced at full speed the Chinese ships Chlng Yuen and Chao Yung, back ed full speed astern to avoid disaster. The Japanese torpedo boats fired, but their projectiles were stopped by nets. The guns of the other. Chinese ships were qHilckly trained on the 'two Jap anese cruisers and they retired after a short time almost helpless. 'The Chi nese declare they were sunk. :. The Chlng Yuen was several times pierced by sheila. The Chao Yung ran ashore while retreating and became a target for the Japanese guns; Then she was set on fire. The Kiang Yuen was In a terrible plight A shell burst through her decks and she slowly foun dered, while flames burst from all parts of her. The Tsl Yuen withdrew from the first Into the second column. - The gftlpgf a torjedo boaiayflBjyttefgtffl fromift fiJPftHllgyTg) , ' to put the Japanese on the defense, but the Japanese remained the aggres sors throughout, although two or three attempts to break the Chinese line were repulsed. The cruiser Yang wel went ashore stern foremost and mi-t a futu imllur to that of the Chuo Yung. After the first three hours of the en gagement the firing was Intermittent. The captain of the crularr Chlng Yuen fought bravely when his ship was little better than a wallowing wreck until the cruiser was sunk y a torpedo and her crew engulfed. The seen at thl point Is described as appalling, Many guns on both sides were disabled, the bat tered ships rolled heavily and their steam pumps were kept nt work to keep them afloat. During the last hour of the battle some of the Chinese ships ran out of ammunition and some of the Japanese ships threatened to founder. At dusk the Japanese ships moved southward In double line. It seems Impossible thnt the surviving Chinese ships can be repaired before winter. London, Sept. 21. The Berlin corres pondent of - the Standard says negotia tions are In progress between Ger many, England and Russia relative to the war between China and Japan, and that Identical Instructions will probably be sent to their respective min isters at Pekln. The Central News has received from Toklo additional details of the naval fight as follows: When the Jnpanjse sighted the Chi nese fleet the latter ships were stenmlng toward the Yalu river, in which direc tion they proceeded, appearing ludls poscd to fight. The Japanese chased them for an hour, when the Chyoda, netting within range, drew t'.e lire of the Chinese flagship. A running fight of two hours' duration prfceded the main engagement In the bay, during which the transports entered the Yalu safely. Senator Cleveland's Son Shot. Vineyard Haven, Mass.. Sept. 20. Ed ward S. Cleveland, a son of Hon. E. S. Cleveland of Hartford, Conn., was accidentally shot In the side at East ville, Cottage City, to-day by a rifle in the hands of a Mr. Holmes of Cot tage City. It is feared that the wound will prove serious.. He is attended by Dr, C. F. Lane. Bank President Dropped Dead. Ayer, Mass., Sept. '20. Albert L. Fes senden, president of the Townsend Na tional bank, dropped dead while walk ing from his home to the bank about 2:30 p. m. He was fifty-five years old and very prominent in Masonic circles. He had been grand master of the I. O. O; F. and was wd known Ifl Bos ton financial circles, principally own ing the bank of which he was president. He was a son of the late Captain Wal ter FesBenden, called the "Father of Townsend." Have Unlimited Backing. ,.PittBburg, Sept. 20.r-Ex-Manager E. C. Buckenberger of the Pittsburg club, and A. K. Scandel, ex-secretary of the same organization, to-day stated the new organization had been organ ized and that the arrangements were still being pushed. The clubs will all be backed by capitalists. The Pitts burg club will have unlimited finan cial backing and Mr. Buckenberger will manage the team. Di'ponnary T.aw Upheld. Columbia, S. C, Sept. 20. The Regis ter says it has reliable authority for stating that the judges of the supreme court have written their decision in the celebrated dispensary case. The infor mation Is that Justices Pope and Gary wilt declare for thp constitutionality of the law in toto while Chief Justice Mc Iver will maintain its unconstitutional ity on the same grounds advanced by him in a previous decision. IXTERCOLLEGIATE Lawn Tennis Association Champlonahlp Tournament 1804. The thirteenth intercollegiate lawn tennis association's championship tour nament for 1894 will be held by appoint ment of the United States National Lawn Tennis association during the week commencing Tuesday, October 2, 1894, on the grounds of the New Haven Lawn club. The official announcement adds: The intercollegiatecupnowheld by Malcolm G. Chace of Brown, will be contested for. This cup eventually goes to the college whioh first wins seven first prizes, in case of a tie, second prizes to count. A first and igfeo a second prize in both singles and doubles will be awarded. Each oollege may be represented by three single and two double teams. Matches will be the best of three ad vantage sets up to the finals, which will be the best of five. Play will begin eaoh day at 10 a. m., and at 2:30 p. m. The order of the matches, the courts and. as nearly as possible, the hour will be posted at the grounds, and players will be. expected to report at the time-set. After ten minutes grace, any player not appear ing, Will be scratched, unless he has previously notified the referee. , Entries should be made with the sec retary, on or before October 1st. Referee,' Joseph T. Whlttelsey. A. E. Foote, secretary, 19 Howe street, New Haven, conn. , , The Ciar Is Worse. , - Warsaw, Sept 20. It is reported here thai toe Impending departure of the Russian imperial family for the Crimea Is due to the fact that the condition of the ccar has grown much worse and' to the critical state of hla second son, the' Grand Duke, George, who was thrown from his horse a few days ago with the result that he baa since suf- FALTERED ON THE STRETCH. ROBERT J. FAILED TO BEAT HIS RECORD OS A VOOD TRACK. The Start Was Wrong and Hteady, But at the II alf the Pace Was a Bit (.low-After That He Heemed to Falter and Gears drew Inrssy and Plied the Whip. Galesburg, III., Sept. 20.-At the Wil liams track to-day a large crowd wit nessed some good events.Robert J. was started to break his own record of 2:01tf but failed, although the track was In splendid condition. His time was 2:02. Directly shattered Carbonate's record for two-year-olds of 2:09 made atTerre Haute last week, covering the mile In 2:07. Online attempted to beat the four-year-old record of 2:07. but the watches showed the same figures when the horse came under the wire after a splendid effort. Joe Patchen, 2:04, and John R. Gantry, 2:03, were matched for $5,000 a side, the race to take place Saturday. It was after 4 o'clock when Geers ap peared on the track behind Robert J. He gave him a warming mile in 2:13, and after a combing out and an exer cise spin came out for the mlle.On the second score Geers nodded for the word, and the gelding and his helper were off. The start was strong and steady, and the pair showed themselves at the quarter In 35 seconds flat. To the half the pace was a bit slower, and the watches showed 1:01 as the team flashed past the pole. The crowd cheered as they saw the speed shown, and everybody thought the horse would surely break his record, but from the half Robert J. seemed to falter, and at the three-quarters his mark was 1:31. Down the stretch Geers grew uneasy and began to ply the whip a little. It availed nothing, for the beast seemed tired, and the best he could do was to finish the mile In 2:02 amid great cheering. McDowell then brought Directly out to beat the two-year-old record of 2:09. The horse went to the quarter In 32, the half In 1:04V4, to the three-quarters In 1:36 and the mile in 2:07, thus re ducing the world's record for two-year-olds. The horse showed much reserve strength and it Is thought will go bet ter before the season closes. Online was then given a mile to beat the four-year-old record of 2:07, but the beBt the horse could do was to tie it. He made the quarter in .11 14, the half in 1:03 '6 and the three-quarters In 1:35. OX THE BALL FIELD. At Chicago Philadelphia experi mented with two left-handers to-day, Schleble-, s Johnson, -"and the colts simply slaughtered them, winning the game in the first inning by scoring ten easy runs and driving Schleble out of the box. Chicago ....10 0 4 1 0 1 0 S 1-20 Phila i 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 14 Hits Chicago 19, Philadelpjhla 9f Er rdrs Chicago 3, Philadelphia 9. Bat teriesAbbey and Schriver; Schleble, Johnson and Buckley. At Louisville Louisville lost to-day's game by costly errors. In addition to teh six charged against the colonels they made as many errors of judg ment. Boston 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 04 Louisville ...1 001010003 Hits Boston 1, Louisville 6. Errors Boston 4, Loulsyllle 6. Batteries Nichols and Ganzel; Inks and Cole. At Pittsburg The Pittsburgs to-day put up a decidedly good article of ball, hitting luckily, and succeeding in bring ing Rusle down to the size of ordinary mortals. Pittsburg 1 3 0 0 1 1 2 2 10 New York ...0 000100203 Hits Pittsburg 17, New York ip. Er rors Pittsburg, 2, New York 7. Bat teries Menefee and Mack; Rusie, Clarke, Wilson apd Farrell. At Cleveland The senators played like school boys to-day, making eight errors In seven innings. Half of their runs were due to bases on balls, by Wallace. Cleveland 3 0 6 2 3 1 014 Washington 3 0 0 0 0 1 48 Hits Cleveland 15, Washington 6. Errors Cleveland 4, Washington 8. Batteries Wallace and Zlmmer; Boyd and Dugdale. Mlddletown Republican Cancns, Mlddletown, Sept. 20. The republi cans held their caucus here to-night. The A. P. A. figured in the contest for delegates, and they succeeded in electing their chairman, James D. Brown. The A. P. A. placed a ticket of their own at the caucus for senatorial dele gates, but did not elect their ticket. The county delegates are: James Inglls, W. A. Booth, Frederick Dicker son and George S. Pitt Congressional Charles P. Graham, F. D. B. Weeks, G. T. Allen and Samuel P. Calef. Probate H. F. Boardman, W. H. Barrows, John M. Douglass, jr., and Robert S. Pattison. Senatorial George D. Chapman, Hen ry Mason, H. A. Cojlmore and H. L. Camp. Town committee for two years-' Charles V. R. Vlnal, M. Loveland, George T. Allen, R. H. Stodel and H. S. Peck. The county delegates favor the nomi nation of E. H. Hanson for sheriff against Sheriff Brown. Ericsson It Ready. New London, Sept 20. The torpedo boat Ericsson is ready: for her run, and will come off the ways Friday as slick t mbI shlninsr In new nalnt Steamer Cactus, Captain Latham.to-day tried to complete buoying the course. The Ericsson's builders expect her to ex ceed her contract speed as her condl- :ect tafi the iri&L YOVXti MEX-H REPVBLIVAX CLUB. Arrangements Completed for the Visit to Urldgouort Next Tuesday. The September meeting of the Young Men's Republican club was held at the club house last evi-nlng and was largely attended. President Frederick B. Farn worth was In the chair ami F. L. Perry was at the secretary's tuble. Tho meeting was opened by President Farnsworth, who In a few able remurks commended the action of the republican convention ut Hartford and declared that the ticket there placed In nomina tion was one of the strongest ever of fered to the voters of the state. Ills remarks were greeted with prolonged applause by the large number of enthu siastic young republicans present. After President Farnsworth had fin ished his remarks he stated that the next business In order was the appoint ment of a committee on arrangements for the trip to the ratification meeting which is to be held in Bridgeport next Tuesday, and the following committee was immediately appointed: F. L. Per ry, W. H. Minor, William P. Lincoln, Henry S. Hamilton, Joseph P. Peaker, Samuel J. Weil, J. D. Lavlgne, George R. Burton, William A. Schappa, Ed ward F. Merrill, James D. Dewell, jr., and J. W. Scobie. This committee was authorized to charter a special train In which to convey the members of the club from this city. This committee will also hold special meetings at the club house this and next Monday even ings at 8:30 o'clock. It is expected that at least 250 mem bers of the club will attend the ratifica tion meeting at Bridgeport The following were admitted to mem bership in the club: Wilson N. Russell, Thomas J, Lloyd, Frank N. Smith, Jo seph C. Kelly, Edward 13. Reed, Henry E. Shelton, Amos F. HateB, Charles F. Gerner, George F. Gerner, Adam Sat tig, David J. Shields, A. S. Ostrander, Lyman A. Holmes, Charles N. Newman and Rafaele TorrellL A Coming Entertainment. The very pleasing entertainment un der the direction of the elocutionist, Mrs. E. L. Nettleton, which was so suc cessfully given at the new town hall in West Haven about two weeks since, will be given by request at Warner hall In this city on Monday evening, October 1. Further announcement will be made and the program also given during the coming week. Democratic Clubs Meet. Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 20. The state convention of democratic league clubs met In this city this afternoon under favorable auspices and with considera ble enthusiasm. KTelther Secretary of the Interior Hoke Smith nor Governor Elect Oates were able to be present. The object of the call was to counters act the "unholy alliance" consummated between the old time enemy of the de mocracy (the republican party) and 'the Gldeonitlsh populist leaders. Big Big Made for Allx. Boston, Sept. 20. Secretary Jewett of the New England Trotting Horse Breeders' association has made a big offer to have Alix, the world's records breaker, trot an exhibition mile at thfe breeders' meeting at Mystic park next week. Kremlin, who was entered for the great stallion race next Wednes day, ha3 been scratched, thus, leaving only Arlon, Dlrectus and Nelson in the contest. Critical Illness of Mr. John C. English. Mr. John C. English, who has been very ill at his residence, Jo- 199 Whit-' ney avenue, for some time past, was in a very precarious condition last night. It was not expected that he would live through the night, although his phy sician, Dr. B. H. Cheneg, said that he might rally for a time. DOCTOR'S FEES. In the Case of Royal Patients They ar Sometimes Enormous. Dr. Shrady in the Fornm. Some of the fees paid by royalty have been eminently befitting the giver and taker The late physician to the prince of Wales received for four weeks' at tendance at Sandrlngham, during the Illness of his distinguished patient from tvphold fever, not only the usual title of baronet, but a fee of 10,000. Sir Morell Mackenzie is reported to have received more than twice this amount for his treatment of the late Emperor Frederick of Germany. Dominale, a prominent practitioner ' of London In 1762, was called thence to St. Peters burg to vaccinate the Empress Cather ine II., for which he received not only the equivalent of $50,000, but an extra $10,000 for traveling expenses, the title of baron, and a life pension of $2,600 yearly. His royal highness the Nawab of Rampur, India, recently paid an English army surgeon 50,000 for a three months' occasional attendance in an ordinary attack of rheumatism. The late Sir Andrew Clark, Gladstone's physician, often charged $1,000 for run ning down from London to Liverpool, and the late Sir William Gull, com manded equally high rates for similar services. A Russian surgeon charged a wealthy noble of Odessa $6,000 for opening an abcess of the hip, the time occupied being about ten minutes. And better still, while on the same visit, he took a chance Shot at anqther patient in the shape of a similarly simple opera tion, for which he received nearly $1,500 more, certainly enough extra to pay the fee of the railroad porter on his home Ward journey. But In all this it is not so much the doing as the knowing how to do It. When the French peasant said that there were not ten francs" worth of palht on Rosa Bonheur's "Horse Fair," he was incapable of valuing high art. J'Flve dollars for amputating the leg," said the surgeon, "and nine hundred and ninety-five for knowing how" and the victim was thankful accord? MlXa, ' -.1 WON'T PAY THE ASSESSMENT RESIDKXTS OFAHH.WUtr$TBEBVABn VERY MI CH ABOVHED. Hoard of Compensation Aaseaaed Property Owmrsaitst- Vt Foot for VI trifled Brick Pavement-Kesldenta Claim It Wa l aid aa an Experiment. The residents of Ashmun street are up In arms protesting against an assess. mont which has been levied against tha owners of property on that street for vitrified brick pavement Each of the property owners has received a notice from the board of compensation to tha effect that an assessment of $2.24ft per foot had been levied on them for tha vitrified brick pavement which had beB laid In front of their properties on tat street In consequence of this facV the people are up in arms and will attend In large numbers the meetln 0f the board of compensation to bo held next Tuesday night to protest 't " such assessment . " The residents claim thatv ve asked for a vltrlflod brl. paLmen8 on the street, and conseqt Wntly should not be assessed simply be" iause the cltjt saw fit to lay such a pa wment on the street. They also say tr they asked for a crushed stone pa vcment and unit a petition to this effect to the court of common council. No fiction was ever taken on this petition, but irertead the city fathers appropriated $fl,000 for a brick pavement to be laid oi AeVnunj street as on experiment ThlA pavement: was laid over a yioar ago and It was and Is the general hnpressdon that tha property owners wobld notibe taxed for; the pavement, ad U was onljylald as am experimental pavement. The residents olarm. than they shouli not be compelled to pay, any such aa. ses.sment,especlallyas the more wealthy raudlani. v. . - i,i o owu inuriy owners of York street have not been called upon to pa for the brick pavement wWch has beeS laid in front of their properties. Th Ashmun street people ate thoroughly aroused over the matter-nd state em. phatleally that should board 0-compensation- decide, that thsy mus pay the assessment they will emplojf counsel and carr-. the matter to th T. u A" rder secur th9 Justice which they clai l3 aU6 them. In the mean (ima the meeting of the board of compensation next Tuesday night will doabtless prove very lnterl estlnji, and probably more than usually exciting. So far only two blocks of Ash mun street, between Henry and Greg ory streets, have been paved with vitri fied brick, the appropriation of $5,000 made by the court of common council having been exhausted when this worn had been completed. Just what action will be taken on the matter by the board of comrTtsation Is of course problematical, tut in any event it will be decidedly interesting to the property; owners of A,munstreet ' FAI HATEX HEPUBLICAXS. s First Ully of the Campaign of the Eleventh and. Twelfth Ward IHcKtaley Clubs Gat Knthuslasm and Spirited Addresses. the Eleventh and Twelfth Ward Mc- VKInley clubs hedl their flret rally last evening at tbfclr club house on Blatch ley averse near the corner f Clay) street The club house' .was prettily; decorated with flags and bttntlng, tha work xf the lady friends of members, whil from th verandas deuended Chinese lanterns. The olub house was) crowded with the members of tha oluhl and their friends and many were una olft to ealn u1m!tt!i.nnv Tho Tnoubsy- veranda andM. wa3 s'atonedl oa th In the absence flK0"li4.-;dei,t Thomas Matthews presided intro duced Wlegand Schleln, the" flrsi speaker, who delivered a stirring ad dress brimming full wit good repub lican doctrine. He wag. followed by Assessor Charles A. Boldwin, who said the bright hopes held out by. the demo cratic party In the campaign of two years ago had not been fulfilled. Ha spoke for nearly half an hour on the issues of the campaign, and, wa lis tened to attentively. Alderman Keyes went into thn istaiioJi of free trade aVid protection arnlprophe- sieu a glorious republican victory in this state in November. The last speaker was Rev. J. Lee Mitchell, who spoke In his usual bright and. original manner and entertained hia hearers. Hei was warmly applauded at the close. It was an auspicious opening fop this spirited club of 200 members. The only feature that detracted was tha noise outsidov There was a rabble of boys, who by their noiae made it wall nigh Impossible for many to hear tha speakers and although there, were two pollcement outside, they did nojt try. to keep it .quiet ... WAS CRUSHED TO DM AT II. Ati Italian Instantly Killed at tfce . A, ' Chatfleld Company's. Nicholas Squeglha, an Italian who lived at No. 6 Myrtle street while ad work at the brick works of the E. A Chatfleld company, near the Klmberh avenue bridge, about 4 o'clock yester day afternoon was caught between 4,000 pound roller and a rolling pan and was literally crushed to death. Squeg lia was at work with a long handled shovel when his arms got caught In the shafting and was drawn between the roller and the pan. Squeglia's body, all except the head, was crushed, and death was Instantaneous. The police ambulance was summoned but upon Its arrival Signal Officer Bes gart saw that Squeglia was dead ant immediately notified Medical Examiner White. The latter hastened to the scene) and gave permission for the removal ot the body. He will made an Investigation into the causes of the accident to-day. The body was accordingly removed in the police ambulance to the lata home of the deceased at 6 Myrtle .street. Squeglia was about forty-five years olay aid; isaxea. ,jnand;tBa tbildtea,