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J..' VOL ; XII. NO. 264. PPTPTT. T.TH T?TT. PFKTR -3 NEW HAVEN CONN., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER fi, 1894 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. -.--Baffin t 4 r ' -V BI(J DAMAGE BY THE STORM , ...... - , . y - ,. AILWIMEM WEBB BLOWN SOWS XT , - I : TUB HEAT 9 ALE. The ttona Ret la Vint at Fells Village, Near tha NorlhwMUrB Put of tbe HlaU, aad Workrd tU Way Bait-Vary Severe raUofftaow. A severe northeast snowstorm raced last night all over Connecticut, doing extensive damage, particularly to the telegraph and telephone aervlct In the state. The storm set .In first af Falls Village, In the northwestern part of the state, at i o'clock yesterday afternoon, The wind and snow storm was more severe there than at any other place In the state. .- - Towards evening the storm moved gradually to the eastward. The Suoth- ern New England Telephone company suffered considerably In consequence of the storm. The wires, were all blown down In many. of the towns, and at midnight communication was open only to Hartford, Merlden and New Haven, A number of telephone poles In Hart ford were blown down, carrying with them a mass of wires.- The wires be longing to the Long Distance Telephone company near South Norwalk were also blown down, and service between New Tork and points east was out off. . At midnight General Superintendent Baker of the Southern New England i Telephone company sent out large gangs of linemen to repair the damage to the company's wires. It Is reported that t$ee horses were killed In Merlden last night by an electrlo light wire, which had been blown down and was left dangling in the street; . BAIN, SLEET AND SNOW. A Dismal Day and a Dismal Evenlngw Abont One and a Half Inches cf Bain . Fell. . The rain fell very plentifully yester day, beginning to fall abouj 6:80 a. m. and continued steadily all day and in the evening, being suooeeded by quite a lively fall of sleet and snow. The reservoirs and wells all over the sfate are now well filled and there is no danger of a water famine this winter. . The fall of sleet and snow beran at about 7 o'olook and continued until a late hoar. About one and a half inches of rain fell yesterday, as ascertained or tne ew Haven signal officer. . ,The fire bells rang frequently last evening a single stroke, owing to the crossing of wires. The telephone and telegraph wire were . conslderablv damaged by the Storm. Henorts 6f that ' character -camein; from vsj-iout quarw era iaa nigra. .i.,..r. .. . . .- -, ' , ; A , Ji,-p, ' .T THIS LONDON OUTRAGE . Many Police Theories to Aeeaantfor Bun- day Night's Explosion. . . London, Nov. 6. A squad of detec tives from Scotland Yard Is Investigat ing the bomb explosion which occurred at about midnight last night in front of the house of Reginald Brett, son of the late-Lord Esher, in Tllney street, Park lane,. two doors from the house of Sir Henry Hawkins, one of the' justices of the queen's bench division of the high court of justice, who has sentenced a number of anarchists. The pollceffound the remain of the bomb, which was made of Iron piping' one-halt an, Inch thick and three: inhoes in circumference ence, the ends being closed with lead. Suepiolon rests on a man who alighted In the vicinity of the house from a cab which had conveyed him there from the Savoy hotel just before the explosion. The suspected person is not yet In cus tody, but hi arrest is expected soon. Colonel Sir Edward Bradford, the chief commissioner of police, Is directing the inquiry. ' 4 ..' !i '- ". ' ' ' - The whole neighborhood seemed to be in possession of uniformed police and detectives, wjho kept back the crowds who had flocked to the spot' Some of the residents of the locality were so alarmed by the explosion that they fled from their; houses, and their houses have been under police guard since last night ..- Among the theories which the police are Investigating is the theory that the explosion' was the work of some person who sought revenge for some decision rendered by the late Lord Esher, when master of the' rolls, in which case the miscreant must be sought 'for among tne many eranas wno nave appeared from time to time In the rolls court. Another theory to that the outrage was the .result of the recently announced determination of the Irish physical . force party to begin an active dynamite campaign, and that the .explosion was Intended as some sort of a notice or warning to the home secretary, Henry isquith, whose residence next door to that of Mr. Brett Is now inhabited by Horace West, secretary to Mr. Asquith. It Is also thought that Mr. West may , possibly have incurred the enmity sof ' the anarchists. Borne strength is given to this theory by the fact that Scotland Yard authorities recently said that they had, evidence that the physical forcsJ ' in consequence of the reply of John Mor ley, chief secretary for Ireland, to the 4eputation which called on him last ' week-ia- reference- to -the--release of , Irishmen now 'serving terms of Impris onment in England under the treason felony act Another theory is that the outrage is of anarchistlo origin and Was directed against the residence of Judge Hawkins, who lias condemned the ma jority of the anarchists who have been ' brought Into court during the last ten years.., Antonio Tallo was arrested last night by Offloer Grant and Corran while" in the sot of robbing Laske'i oigar store on Churoh street. - rmivTisa xote$ akd $t, I r$. Bstlmatad Coram ns sat saving 1 Z- r1"! ta Mr. Jubnasa' Kaporj S. . Washington, Nov. 6. Claude , ' ohn- son, ohlef of tbe bureau of en - vlug and printing, In bis annual n rt to the secretary of tbo treasury, atus that during the year tbe agt jot number of sheets dellyered of United States notes, treasury notes, gold and silver certificates, Internal revenue and custom stamps, eta, was 6S,516,S61,ths oost of which was 1,817,380, tbe oust per 1,000 sheets belug t-23.73. This Is tbe lowest rate at which tbe work hat been done during the last sixteen years, Tbe work of printing the pottage stamps, which was begun by the gov ernment on July L, is prooeedingsatis factorlly, and it Is estimated that the annual saving to the government will exoeed f 50,000. Ratgan Defeated by Colombia. Washington, Nov, B. The Columbia Athletic club defeated the Rutgers Col lege football team here this afternoon by a score of 20 to 0. Regarded as Significant. Washington, Nov. 5. The departure of the cruiser Petrel from ' Che Foo Is regarded as slglnflcant In naval circles, as she will pass within a few miles of Port Arthur. . Sued for Defamation of Charaotar. Chicago, Nov. . 6. George E. White, republican candidate for congress in the Fifth district, brought .suit against Edward Noonan, the democratic oppo nent to-day to recover $8,000 for defa mation of oharacter. It is claimed that Noonan has caused to be distributed through the distrlot a circular wherein he alleges that White, as a member of the city council, made $40,000 out of the council. The circular also charges White with connection with gas steals and every form of corruption which had ex isted in the council during his connec tion with that body. . Old Director. Be-electcd. : Topeka, Kan., Nov. 5. The Atchison stockholders this afternoon re-elected the old board Of directors with two ex ceptions. P. I. Bonebrake of i Toiieka was elected in place of L. SvEvery of .uuipuruv bdu a " uaer treasurer ol the company, in place of Alden Speare Of New YnrJr Ttafnra h. olonMnn n attorney for the proteotives introduced uuiumr w reioiuiions agKinglor an investigation of the. affairs of the com pany. - ' , ; lrimiBnow aroMm - Han bnlnon Kail In AnaonU Two Incha. :. - ,',- t Fall Village. ' ' ' Ansonla, "Nov. 8. The first heavy snow storm of the season set in here at 7 o'olook thisevening. . The flakes came down, rapidly and about half an inoh covered the ground. ' ; " Falls Village, Nov. 5.4-A heavy jnow storm has prevailed here since 4 o'olook this afternoon, and this evening the storm oontinued. There WfU a MVAK. ing v of snow on the ground to-night of uuout wo incces. Tne storm was ac companied by high winds. : . Very Little Betting-on 'lection, Hartford, Nov. 6. There Is very little wagering on the result of to-morrow's election in this olty. The Coffin men are on hand with money to place on their candidate. Nearly all the betting here is on the looal election-and no bets on the state eleotion can be obtained, - .. - Teller Ives'' Sudden Death. Danbury, Nov. S. George E. Ives, teller of the Union Savines bank and one of the most popular musioians ' of me state, aiea suacienly in, bed Slast night, about midnight. He was forty nine years old and ltved in Danbury all hjs life. When he was eighteen years old he was drafted into the United States service' as leader of the Connec ticut volunteer band of - the Third brigade, , He served during the war and had an excellent record., " . ? ; , j " Bnrglsn in Fituut, ; Putnam.Nov. 5. The Putnam Manu facturing company's grocery store was entered by burglars about midnight last night. - The robbers gained access to the store' by boldly breaking a bay window, v . Considerable . merchandise, including about 200 cigars, was taken, ' Given imprisonment forUfe, ' Washington, Novv 5. The . president to-day commuted to imprisonment for life tbe sentence of Augustus Jenkins, oonvioted of . murder in the1 supreme oourt of the District of Columbia, and sentenosd to be hanged in the distrlot Jail on the 23d of this: month. The proofs, (he president says,: tend to es tablish such an altercation at the time of thehomiolde as, in oonneotion with other" oiroumstanoes, . make .it : very doubtful . whether premeditation ex isted. , , , . KlltXti BT A TXAXXr, ' KetuH of Haats on tha Part of a Oitiaen of Bntberford, V. Jr. . - - ' New Tork, Nov. 5,-Franots J. Calln. nen, a prominent citizen of Rutherford. N. J., was instantly killed by the ex press train stopping at that place at-S:88 o'olook this mornina-. : Mri Callntnon tempted to board the train before it sioppeu at tne stat ion in oroer zo secure a . seat.; The r train Is nearly always crowded, and the first naaannmra tn tk- train are the only ones who secure seats. Instead of Jumping ea the steps of the oar, he slipped -smd fell between two of ha aarai His tiAarl vni nrnihu bis body mutilated. : He was about forty years oi sga aau waves a wiaow. v. Mr. Callonenwu elected treasurer of tha new Union Traction iuiixntn vrhinh was orgaaised, last week, ; - 1 CONFIDENT OF SUCCESS. ttlTA TOM WllXBXUKTtS THAT TBE VtCMOCHATi WILL WIX. Ra Makes tha Statnaeil 1 hat All Tbronch tha Campa ga-Hs Hat Uvea Hone.abU and Ha. Hut Caadaetad as ladaeaat Can vaju Is Satisfied. Ballston, N. T., Nov. (.Senator D. B. Hill left Albany at 1 o'clock thU after noon over the road of the Delaware and Hudson Canal company on a special train for Saratoga, and be closed his campaign In Cohoes to-night He was accompanied by Governor Flower and others. Large crowds greeted the sons tor at the stations which he' passed. 8enator HIU and Governor Flower ad dressed from the car platform 600 p-wple at Waterford, and about 1,000 people at MechanicsviUe, who had assembled de spite the drenching rain which had been falling all the day. 8everal hundred people cheered the senator as the train passed through the Ballston station. On arriving at Sarato ga over 1,600 people were at the station and formed an escort for Senator HIU and Governor Flower to Convention hall, where both addressed a democratic mass meeting at 2:80 o'clock this after noon, which was presided over by ex Senator John Foley. Among other things Senator Hill said: - "With the exception of a speech to night In the city of Cohoes these are my last political utterances in this cam paign. Unexpectedly summoned by my party to lead in this contest I have en deavored to do my whole duty, and whether success or defeat awaits me I do not regret that I responded to the party's call. I have sought to conduct a decent and honorable canvass, and I do not recall a single utterance which I de Bire to retract I have not abused the distinguished gentleman who heads the other ticket, nor have I consciously mis represented or villlfleld my opponents, I have discussed face to face before my fellow citizens of the state the principles I am willing to stand or fall by. I am satisfied with the outlook of the con test to-day. Unless we are greatly de ceived In the democratic vote of New Tork and Bangs counties victory will perch on our banners to-morrow," ' ' - ; - .' p - J. A Householder Wonndtd by the Intruder . During a Straggle. ..'..' ' New York, Nov.. B. Hiram Martin gale, No. 200 Baldwin a venae, Jersey City Height's, had a desperate strug gle with a murderously inclined burg lar soon after midnight this morn ing. : The burglar, a powerful man fired and shot Martingale, the ball grazing his neck, inflicting a painful wound. At the first shoB Martingale threw himself upon the intruder, and a fierce struggle for possession of the weapon ensued. Martingale succeeded in wrenching It from the burglar's grasp and opened fire on the man, who fled down stairs. Four shots were fired by Martingale and he believes that he wounded the man,' as blood spots lead from the foot of the stairs to a rear window. - - : t Martingale's bedroom is on the sec ond floor of the house. He was aroused from his sleep by hearing a crash of glass. He proceeded cautiously down stairs and at the bottom came In con tact with the thief and then followed the struggle. The firing of the shots was heard by a milkman In an adjoin ing house, and he at once reported the trouble to Sergeant Battersby, who was making the final Inspection for the night. Battersby sent an alarm and within half an hour after the oc currence thirty policemen were scour ing the neighborhood for the man. No trace of him could be found, and it is thought probable that he effected an escape by boarding some of the many Pennsylvania railroad freight trains near the place. In escaping the burglar left a brown hat his revolver, and a pair of brown over gaiters be hind. The hospitals of New , Yorkv Brooklyn, Hoboken, and Newark have been requested to be on the, lookout for a man applying tor treatment, who is suffering from pistol-shot wounds. ' " - Gladstone Translates Horaoa. London, Nov 5. The translation of tbe Odes, of Horace by Mr. Gladstone, the first fruits of his leisure, will .be Issued to-morrow. In the preface to the work the ex-premier says his chief exouse for the translation he has . just completed is to show the necessity of comparison, which has hitherto been negeoted by translators. 1 ' . t : " ' . ., . . V- ' -J f -.t a, Ordered to Observe Holiday Bows. Washington, Nov. 5. The postmaster general this afternoon issued a general order to postmasters directing them to observe in all states where elections are held, the usual holiday hoursy in order that, postal employes may oast their vote. .' , ' i Bueeasaful Examlna'.loa Passed. - . The Buffalo Commercial announces that Katherine Eleanor, daughter of Mrs.'H, A. Lavalaye of $70 -Congress avenue,' this city,' passed a success ful examination in the French language before the- New Tork State board of p'ubllc schools last month. Sh passed a similar successful examination in Ger man several month ago before the same board. TItS HE W BtmnlAX EMeEHOB. Replies to tba Mwhii of tha senate aad Holyayaed. St Petersburg, Nov; S. The replies of the Csar Nicholas -to the messages of homage from tbe senate and Holy synod have been published. To the first body he said:- ,Vi am assured of the feelings of devotion which the sen ate has expressed .towards me, and I have no doubt I shall have Its co-operation In the service of my dear country and In the path marked out by my ever-lamented father." To the synod be said: "I heartily lhank you for the sentiments of sym pathy expressed to me at this moment of deep sorrow, Inspired by ardent lovo for my departed father. I shall devote all my strength to the service of my dear country and to the Ortho dox church." ' ' Honors to tha Dead Csar. London, Nov. 5. A dispatch to the Pall Mall Gasette from Llvadla says that the czar, czarina, and Prince and Princess of W.alea will leave Llvadla on Thursday at noon, arriving at Mos cow on Saturday, where the body of the late czar will He In state through out Sunday. The body will be taken from Moscow, on Monday to St. Peters burg, where It will lie in state tor seven days. TJie Princess of Wales has been with her sister, the czarina, ever since her- arrival in Livadia on Saturday evening.: .The czarina and the princess occupy, the same apart ments. Paris, Nov. 6. The chamber of depu ties to-day was .crowded to hear M. Perdue, vice president of the chamber, pronounce a eulogy of the late czar oi Russia. The chamber afterwards ad journed.. . . Berlin, Nov. 6. A requiem service for the repose of the soul of the late czar of Russia was- celebrated to-day In ' the church of the Russian Em bassy. Emperor William and Prince Leopold of Prusssla . were present In Russian uniforms, with Prince Hohen lohe, the chancellor, ' the cabinet, the royal and other princes, 'the diplomatic corps, and the: leading military offi cers. " The Alexander regiment fur nished the guard of honor. St Petersburg, Nov. 5 j In response to t&e' message of condolence and sym pathy sent to the czarina by Presi dent . Casimlr-Perler . of France, her majesty to-day Caused the following to be telegraphjed.i. to M. Caslmir Perier: " '::. '- .:,, ' ... , : "Accept my personal thanks for the cordial sympathy you have, shown, me In my cruel sorrow." She then tele- gratmed: ':!' i v "Russia thanks you ;6r your good wishes-'Be'" aseruredr that r have in herited from my belojved father his sympatmes lor r ranee. . DOMINION POLITICS. Rumored, Coming Retirement of Sir John i Thomofon as Prime Bfln'Mer. -Montreal, Nov. 5. Rumors are flying about regarding the early retirement taf Sir John Thompson from the pre- mlrship of the) Dominion. The latest Is to the effect that it is not improbable that he may Induce Sir Charles Tupper, high commissioner In England, to re turn to Canada and take the leader ship of the party. The premier is much discouraged at the outlook. The activity of the Protestant Protective association In Ontario endangers his success in a general election. , The elec tion of Marter as conservative leader in Ontario and the nomination of the Protestant Protective association may or of London as a conservative candi date goes to show him that that secret society dominates the party. Sir John Thompson! has always the chance of DBing appointed to tne judicial commit tee of the Imperial privy council. He has now been appointed a privy coun cillor, and the other post is also within his reach. He will grasp it if he can. The1 salary is 8,000 a year. The change would therefore be for the premier's benefit, while Sir Charles Tupper, as conservative leader in the Dominion, it Is felt, could win. ' Fell Across the Fire Alarm Wires. One of the tall poles of the Western Union Telegraph company, located at Barnesvllle bridge, fel last evening, about ' 9 o'clock, on to , the sidewalk. The street was not blocked. In falling the pole struck the fire alarm wires, de ranging them and causing the single stroke vDf the fire alarm at frequent intervals throughout the nsght. , In other parts of the olty several telephone wires were reported down, but no other effeots of the storm were reported. r Consolidated Road Matters, : v The -' Consolidatedroad are to light their entire plant in this city by gas, whloh they' are to manufacture by their own plant, which is now nearly completed. The new of&oe building, station, freight house, shop yards, in fact all the buildings used by the com- .'. .... - , M pany are mi ik Buyjiueu irom this source. , ' - The plant is expected to be complet ed by December L The company will also supply Its own oars,, those which are lighted by the Pintsbn system. In accordance with the orders of tbe American Railway association, the New -Tork. New Haven and Hartford road will, along with the other leading railroads of the country, begin run ning their trains on th fall schedule November 18. . r, 1 ' - f : Time For Voting. To the Editor of the Jocrkal awd OotratiS! At desire of- many would suggest thatr p manufacturers: dose for the forenoon to-day at 11 o'olook instead of 12. and thus give their men two hours' time in which to eataua vow. VOTES, AN IMPORTANT DECISION. JVDOK ZACOMBB PAMSKB OK TBE APPEAL Or LEE TVES UNO. Be Says That the Law Passed Ten Tsars Ago la Final aud That tha Applicant is an Alien and Mnit be Kubjeeted to Depotta tlor Under the Statutes. New York, Nov. 5. Judge Laoombe to-day gave a decision In the ease of Lee Tuen Sing, a Chluaman, who de manded release on a writ of habeas corpus, after he had been held at Ellis Island- for deportation as labor, that ia a new departure. " It Is founded on a law passed on August 18, 1804, and it Is in effect that after the proper immigra tion or customs offloer has decided that a Chinaman or other applloantis an alien and subjeot to deportation, the decision is final and can only be re viewed on f appeal to the secretary of the treasury. In his opinion Judge Laoombe says that under a decision of the -United States oourt the power of congress to confide suoh decision exclusively to executive officers must be accepted by this court. The act itself leaves noth ing for this court to Inquire Into, save only whether the relator Is an alien, whloh is not disputed, end whether the collector has made a decision. 8B BOX ANT. O' TOOLS TO BETIBE. i Action Taken Be'ore the Testimony of Dr ....... Whitehead. New York, . Nov. 6. Sergeant Wil liam O'Toole of the Leonard street station, where he has been acting com mander of the; Fifth precinct lately, has applied for retirement. He was implicated by the testimony of Dr. Whnehead before the Lexow commit tee on Saturday afternoon. His appli cation was handed to the clerk at noon of that day. He was then and still is off duty on sick leave, though he has been seen In the street. It is believed that he received an intimation of the coming exposure of his conduct and acted ahead of lit.' That Information has leaked out of Mr. Golf's office is frequently asserted among the police. On Saturday afternoon a criminal lawyer was accosted by a respectable man. who said he was glad the lawyer was not yet besmirched. The lawyer looked at his friend quizzically a mo ment and then said: "Yes,, oh yes; oi course. I'm all right." His hesitation was noticed, and a few hours later the evening papers lexphunea it. Tne lawyer was accused by Dr. Whitehead, and Yjtd,ently had, been forwarned of what was coming,-- , 7 Xabob BEPVBLICAN GAINS. Predictions Made by Chairman Babeoek on the situation. Washington, Nov. 5. J. W. Babcock, chairman of the republican . congres sional committee, to-day telegraphed Hon. A. B. Apsley, vice chairman of the republican congressional commit tee at Hudson, Mass.,aas follows: "I have late information from all states and close congressional districts and without, a single exception these reports show large republican gains and from the latest advices I figure upon ,183 districts that will elect re publicans beyond any question, and 35 districts In which we have more than- an even chance to elect I confi dently believe that we will toave a good working, majority in the next. house." ' , TOTE STRAIGHT For E W.- Olesveland for Judge- of Pro- .bate. Bogus tickets are being oiroulated with a transposition of names and with the name of A. Heaton Robertson for judge of probate pasted on the regular republican ttoket over the name of Liv ingston W. Cleaveland, the republican nominee. ; ';:;:( Republicans, be not deceived, but vote the straight republican ticket with the name of Mr. Cleaveland upon it. Travel Was Delayed. ' The cross-town oars of the Winches ter avenue railroad system -were de layed last night for nearly an hour In consequence of the breaking down of a oar on Howard -avenue. The delay oc curred between 6:80 and 7:30 o'olook, and in consequence the people who de sired to ride to their homes from work were: obliged to walk or take one of the other lines. .. , ' EDISON'S KINBTOSCOPB. .' - - . Interesting Exhibit at , tha Connecticut ciotnin 5 mmpsny's store. A very interesting exhibition of five specimens of Edison's new Invention, the kinetoscope;' vas held at the Con necticut Clothing company's store on Chapel' street last evening. Quite a large number of people "who were inter ested went- in and saw the exhibit These' Instruments show photographed motion." In one Oarmenclta is seen go ing ' through ; one ' of her ' dances; in another Sandow goes through with a gymnastic a exhibition, showing - the muscles of his body; in still another three 'blacksmiths may be seen ham mering out the metal' and resting for a minute to take a swig out of a long black bottle; another represents a scene In a blacksmith' shop; and another a wrestling match. f V V -v Imagine a -group of photographed figures going through perfectly accurate and life-like motions, and a fair idea of what is seen in the kinetoscope can be formed. - . H. Q. Pratt is in charge of the ex hibit The exhibit will be open 'to all who wish to examine it for several days at this store, , REPUBLICAN VOTERS, ATTENTION! BOGUS TICKETS ARB BEING CIR CULATED WITH A TRANSPOSITION OF NAMES AND WITH THE NAME OF A. HEATON ROBERTSON PAST ED ON THE REGULAR REPUBLI CAN TICKET OVER THE NAME OF LIVINGSTON W. CLEAVELAND, THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE. THE INTENTION IS TO MISLEAD REPUBLICANS AND, CAUSE THEM TO VOTE AGAINST THE REPUBLI CAN NOMINEES. . t THE GENUINE , REPUBLICAN TICKET, WHICH IS OFFICIAL AND LEGAL. IS THE ONE PRINTED HERE BELOW. VOTE NO OTHERI JAMES H. MACDONALD, Chairman Republican Town Committee. REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR O VINCENT COFFIN LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR LORRIN A COOKE SECRETARY WILLIAM C MOWRY TREASURER GEORGE W HODGE COMPTROLLER BENJAMIN P MEAD REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS NEHEMIAH D SPERRY SHERIFF CHARLES R SPIEGEL SENATOR LYMAN H JOHNSON JUDGE OF PROBATE LIVINGSTON W CLEAVELAND COULDN'T MVSTEB A QUORUM. November Meeting Postponed Pntil To morrow Evening;. The aldermen were unable to muster a quorum at the regular monthly meet ing which was to have been held last night, and consequently an adjourn ment was taken until to-morrow even ing. But seven aldermen put in ah ap pearance Rabanus, Connor, Benham, Sanborn, Fnrrell, Weil and Wright. Mayor Sargent was also present and waited until 8:30 o'clock, In the hope of securing a quorum, but all efforts were futile and the meeting adjourned. Al derman Walter J. Connor, who, during the six yeajra that he has been a mem ber of the court of common oouncil, has never yet missed being iuhls seat at a meeting. . Death oi Miss Kate A. Blats, , Merlden, Nov. 6. Miss Kate A. Blats, sister of Rev. Henry ' Blatz, pastor of the Trinity M. E. church, died at 6:40 this morning, aged twenty-one. - The death was very sudden, and was due to Brlght's disease. Miss Blatz at tended church yesterday morning and appeared in the best oi health. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon she was taken with a convulsion, and had four more during the night Her parents live in Brooklyn. AN A8TOSISHINQ TIND. Myriads of Spider Crabs A Remarkable Discovery by Men on an Oyster Steamer Yesterday, The men on one of H. C. Rowe & Co.'s oyster steamers, while at work yesterday in the harbor on one of the oyster beds of the firm, made an aston ishing find. There were so many spider crabs over a large area that the oysters could not be got at and it was esti mated that 1,500 bushels of the crabs could have been caught in one day. This Is . a phenomenon which, Mr. Rowe says, be has never :seen before in his long experience in the oyster business. He also reports that the star fish are more numerous than usual this year. His steamers caughtt 600 bushels of star fish In two days re cently. The Harngarl's Ball. , The Harugari Singing society post poned their ball from last night until next Thursday night It will be a pri vate sociable, but those holding tickets dated the 5th will be admitted on this night. SEVERAL MEETINGS AT ABMOBT. Sessions of the Various Companies of the Second Regiment LastKight. At the armory last evening the City Guard held a meeting and voted to hold their annual masquerade ball in the armory some time during the month of .February. It Is intendied to ,makeThe event first class In' every respect The following committee was appointed vand given full power to make all .- arrangements: , Cantaln Kling, v Lieutenants '-, Laudensack and Gaugel, Sergeants Sypher, Kapltzke, Ploeger, Gutbrod and Molen, Corporal Mink and Privates Neilsnn. Munnn n and Dllman. i y;' , ! ; -. ; The Grays also held a meeting and admitted as members W. G. Van Name and B.. H. Aubrey. They Also received ther application for member ship of Henry i R. Gruener. which will be : acted upon at the next meeting. In the event of his being admitted, he will be the sixth person of that name who has) been a member of that com pany. ,: ' ' ; ' Owing to the fact that the armory will be occupied during the balance of the week, the Blues, Grays, City Guard,' the Colored company and the Naval battalion all held their weekly drills fast evening. ." The Blues last night voted to hold company , shoot Thanksgiving day. November 29. ' 'l-': Vf The . Naval ' battalion , also held ' a meeting last evening and ' appointed committees on rendezvous and also, to make arrangements for a "smoker", to be held la the near future.' - - THE BATTLE AT THE POLLS. NEW UAVEN KEPUBLXCANS lAXk WISE or SUCCESS. aSHnassasBBaaannsB Tha Weather 8 ore a Predict Fair Weal h. ar .ill Over the United Mtatea Di moerarle) 1 Boaus Tlokets-lb Voting Plaoes.Ka publicans Wot kin Hard for Success. To-day Is election day and the con test at the polls promises to be a very; Interesting one. The weather bureau promises fair weather. The hope thai to-day will be a fair one Is universal among republicans for obvious realons. Democrats usually vote, . rain or no rain. The feeling about town among republicans over the prospects Is very) hopeful, even enthusiastic That tba next governor will be a republican seems to be a foregone conclusion. Republicans are also very hopeful o4 the election of Mr. Sperry even In this usually strong democratic stronghold. There is, of course, a democratic ma jority to overcome. Plgott's majority) two years ago was about J, 800. WIN cox, his Immediate democratic prede cessor, had nearly 1.000 more than that. But there is a great demand for Mr. Sperry to represent this dis trict and the republican leaders pre sent strong reasons and arguments td show that Plgott's vote will be greatly) whittled down, not only In the country towns, but right here in the demo cratic strongholds, owing to the change! of feeling among democrats consequent! from the democratic hard times and! disgust at the democratic free trade) policy, which strikes at the working man's home and fireside. Everywhere republicans were enthusiastic in the hope of seeing Mr. Sperry elected and! determined to do all in their power to get as many votes for this noted and famous Connecticut leader. Every where it was conceded that there is m good chance of electing Mr. Sperry and the hope was expressed that every republican would not only deposit his) vote, but bring a demooratio convent to the polls to swell the vote for thla acknowledged leader and powerful ad vocate of protection, which brings prosperity to American Industrie. Leading New Haven republicans who were interviewed yesterday afternoon) by a "Courier" representative express ed the conviction that such victories will be won to-day throughout the country as will result In giving the republicans control of the national house of representatives. Opinions varied on this point. All exnressed) the view that the next congress wou! '4 have a republican majority, but some were of the opinion that the house would be overwhelmingly republican. "New York state wilt go republican to-day and New York city will eiecs a republican mayor," said a prominent New Haven republican; "I feel it in my bones," he added. In all the wards good work was being! done by republican workers, and with fair weather to-day nearly the full re publican vote will be polled long be fore the time for closing the polls. SUGGESTIONS TO TOTEBS. How the Ballots Should be Prepared and Cast To-Day. It will be more difficult to make a mis take in the coming election than at the town election. There will be three ballots to vote it day as follows: A ballot containing the names of can didates for state offices, representative to congress, senator, judge of probate and .sheriff; a ballot containing the names of the candidates for representa- tatlves of the town in the general assem bly; a ballot containing the names of candidates for justices of the peace; all three of these ballots must be placed ill the same envelope. The voter should obtain these three ballots from the ballot booth tender,, unless he has brought them with him to the polls. He should be' sure that his ballots are printed. on official, paper, as otherwise they will not be counted. Having obtained his envelope from one of the envelope booth tenders the voter will enter one of the secret booths where he will have time and opportunity to alter his ballot if he wishes. f Ballots of all parties should be placed in the secret booths in plain sight of the voters, and If they are not there any voter can demand that they be. spt placed. Ballots may be altered by using pasters or by scratching out a name or names and writing other names over them. Altering ballots by cutting out names with a knife or otherwise will cause their rejection. Make no mark oni the envelope and none on the ballots ex cept by writing names. After the voter has suited himself as to the names on the ballots he should place all three of them In his one official envelope and seal it securely. The neg lect of the voter, however, to place all three ballots Into one envelope will not invalidate the ballot or ballots he ha'sj left in it ; . TO-DAY'S WEATHER Will be Fine AU Over the TJnltrd States A New York dispatch last evening re garding the weather outlook' says: - "The weather to-morrow (election dayj will be fair and slightly cooler." Thh rain which now prevails over this sec tion of the country will pass away to night and the fog which now cover's) our coast will go with it i "The probabilities are that the weath er over the entire country wiU.be ta"u? to-morrow. There ht not s storm In sight anywhere. 'In that section of the country whlcH extends west from the Mississippi val ley the temperature will.be Several de grees below the freeslng point, but ill will be dryv -v -sm vkh, 'East of the Mississippi It will 53 . Continued, on third page.) t 1 - : ? S: V t t". F 'h . si 1 w-A A i.