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VOL XII. NO. 275. FBICE THREE CEN1 NEW HAVEN. CONN., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1894 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. AN IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY; wrvmpetebs ajtd nun Aim ax x ounce rvxjcBAL or xuxo mar. When They Emerged From the Conrtyard at the Palace Moanied Culraulars Bared ' Tbalr Mm. ThoaaaadJ or Feo pte Wit mm th. Pr-ooaedlng. St Petersburg, Nov. IS. The day opened raw and blustry. The crowd was one of thousands, yet o large Is the great Alexander Square, that from the opposite side they appeared only as an Indistinct black mass. Op posite the entrance to the palace two squadrons of cuirassiers, about sixty feet apart, sat motionless on their horses. The even, unbroken lines of eagled helmets glittered faintly through the mist, but they did little break the dark monotony of the scene. Hun dreds of carriages were in the waiting column. On foot were persons of all classes, the heavily booted' peasants, the girls and women from distance with their flaunting caps and colored gowns and the officers and rich traders of the capltoU They aU but filled the space before the palace, leaving only a narorw lane to the court' yard. As the grand dukes, generals and high noblemen passed the officers in the throng saluted ' and the others un covered respectfully almost reverent ly. The Imperial standard floated on the roofs at half staff. As the great bell of St. Isaac's sound ed the hour of noon above the clatter of smaller clocks, the cuirassiers moved slightly as if In preparation for a change of program. Soon four teen mounted trumpeters emerged from the court yardi pehind them four heralds In black velvet and white lace and Charles I. hats with long feathers rede on horses richly caparisoned and led by grooms in black cloaks with white fur collars. A trumpeter and a herald took posi tion In front of each squadron. The horsemen bared ; their sabres, faced about toward the palace and after three fanfares a groom handed a large white scroll to a herald from one of the squadrons. The herald then read in a loud voice that the final honors would be paid to Alexander in. to-morrow in the fortress, the service begin . ning at 10:8 o'clock,, y . ; ,4 - ; ', The four .. trumpeters" 'Tied the lour heralds back to - the, palladev The squadrons wheeled and, rods away,. the one to escort a trumpeter . and herald through the arch opposite the palace and up the' Great Morskol 'street, the other to escort a trumpeter and herald past the admiralty building and .out toward St Isaac's. The.neralds went through the: city the whole afternoon proclaiming -before all the cathedrals and In aU open spaces that Alexander III. would be burled to-morrow. The last state service before the fun eral was held in the fortress cathedral at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Represen tatives of foreign rulers had places near the imperial family.' Minister Breeklnridge represented President Cleveland. Services were held simul taneously in all the churches of the capitol. ' The Prince of Wales and the King of Denmark placed . wreaths on the dead czar's bier this afternoon. Prince Bis marck sent a wreath of forget-me-nots. The French have sent more mourners than any other nation. It Is estimated that ' 80,000 persona the cathedral to see the body. The line were waiting this evening to get Into extended for miles from', the door. Thousands had been waiting since Frl- ' day night As the evening advanced they became impatient and often tu multuous.' In the rushes for the door women fainted, several men were tram pled and small trees, lamp posts and . barriers were borne down. All business wili. be suspended throughout the empire to-morrow and domestio telegrams will not be ac cepted, Mayor Aubrey Charged With Corruption. ; Ottawa, Nov. 18.-?-Wrlts were issued laBt night against Mayor Aubrey and . Alderman Boult of Hull for having ob ' talned certain sums of money corrupt ly for their influence in connection with the city work. The mayor is oharged with having received $4,500 and Alder man Boult $609. ' THE PORTE FINAtLX AWAKES. It Wu Not, Though, Until It Saw England v t Hunt Baitnen, ' : London,. Nov. 18.-irhe Dally lews correspondent in : Constantinople . says Sir Philip Currle sent Consul Harwood's report of the massacre of Armenians In the Assouan district to the porte In order to Indicate the Serious nature of the events. The porte brusquely denies (he facts. It was insinuated that Hat wood had encouraged the . Armenians to revolt' X'-V : ," ' : Sir Philip Currle at once informed the foreign minister that lie should take steps to verify Harwood's assertions, - and the porte on Saturday withdrew the allegations against Harwood. . The sul tan ordered a commission of three mill- i tary men and a civilian to make an Im mediate Inquiry. From many sources conflrmatfon of former reports of the massacre, have been received. ' - ' - Cardinal Gibbons to Visit Bom. .. Rome, Nov.. 18. The state department "of the Vatican; learns that Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore will embark for Europe on December 6 and Immediate ly after landing at Genoa will visit the pope.; He will remain In Europe two months and will attend, the consistory. WANT TO SELL GREES GOODS. Letters Sent to a Number of Residents of This City. The green goods men, or dealer In counterfeit money, are again flooding the city with circular letters, addressed and sent by mall to men of more or less prominence throughout the olty, Informing such persons how they can become enormously wealthy at a very slight outlay. During the past week any quantity of such letters have been received by men In this city, and a number of them turned over to the po lice. A number of prominent business men have also received these communi cations, among the latter being a well known business man who resides in the Tenth ward, who immediately upon its receipt turned It over to the police au thorities. The writer says "with an experience of eight years as an employe of Uncle Sam In the bureau of engraving and printing In the treasury department, I flatter myself that I know something about money, and I claim for my goods that they are as fine as human skill can make them. If my goods are not all that I claim them to be, after you have come her and seen them, I will hand you your expenses and compensate you for your loss of time, and we will part friends whether we deal or not. The recipient of the letter Is then told that under no circumstances to send a letter but to conduct all commu nications by wire, and if possible to send all telegrams by Western Union lines. Then follows the prices: $6,000 worth of "green goods" being offered for $450; $10,000 for $700; $20,000 for $1,200, and $40,000 for $2,000. The lowest amount mentioned Is, so the letter claims, the smallest amount that the sender will sell under any circumstances, as he doesn't care about doing a retail bust' ness, and wishes to keep out Irre sponsible parties. The letter Is signed "From one who has 'em." Enclosed in a slip giving name and address, together with telegraph cipher to be used in communicating with the sender of the letter. In the several letters received here the names and addresses are different, some being located in New York city, others in Jer sey city, and still others in Brooklyn The local police are of the opinion that the circular letters all emanate - from one general headquarters, and that the several addresses are given In order to throw peoVle off the scent In the event of the letters falling into the hands of fhe authorities. It is estimated that at least one , hundred such letters have been received In this city during the past week. Paid to AdiblnMarFoara.Vy. - Vienna, Nov. 18, The . Tageblatfs Belgrade correspondent says that a brl'- gahd now in prison there has confessed that he was' paid by the 'radical .agi tator Dragovio'to poison, young King Alexander of Servia with drugged wine. Dragoylc was implicated some time ago in a trial for treason. ( Editor of Paris Figaro Desd. ., Paris, Nov. 18. Francis Magnard, ed itor of Figaro, died at 2 o'clock this af ternoon. He was born in Brussels In 1837. He became connected with the Figaro in 1865 and at the age of thirty nine was made, editor-in-chief. He wrote voluminously for magazines and published several, books. Trade With United States Increased. Berlin, Nov. 18. The trade returns In the consular districts of Berlin and Chemnitz show that the export trade with the United States has increased greatly since the new tariff bill went into effect. ' . Will BanMnd Excentlonml I.vi v Berlin, Nov. $8. It- is reported that the new governor, of Alsace-Lorraine will announce the suspension of the ex ceptional laws Immediately after . en tering office. The cordial. farewell to Hohenlohe In Straussburg Is said to have convinced the emperor that . the time had come for abating the restric tions. ' ;.7 . . - IN CAUSE OP TEMPERANCE. Women Occupied the Pulpit. ' In the Cleveland Church... . Clevelana, ; flov. 18. From nearly every pulpit in "this city, to-day the voice of an earnest woman was raised In the cause of temperance. The local ministers almost without exception al lowed their pulpits to be occupied by delegates and visitors to the conven tion of the W. C. T. U. . The congrega tions were large. : in me arternoon at music hall an evangelistlo meeting was conducted by Miss E. w. Greenwood, evangelistic su perintendent of the national W. C. T. U. The annual sermon was delivered by Rev. J. W. Bashford of Wesleyan university, Delaware, O. ' rr " & Death of a Manufacturer. t ' Waterbury,-Nov. 18. rvllle H. Stev ens, president and treasurer of the Blake ft Johnson Manufacturing com pany, and-a leading cltlzent of this city, died last night at a' sanitarium in Wernersvllle, Pa., of paralysis. De ceased was seventy years of age. He leaves a daughter and one son, both of whom are married. -The former mar ried Commodore W. R. Mayo, a. United States naval . officer, who deserted her. t 'if- : Smattp'S Patient. Grotbn, Nov. 18. Mrs. Murphy,- - the smallpox patient, who was discovered as being sick with the dreaded disease on Saturday, has been quarantined by the health .officers- '. . IT WILL BE A SUGAR FIGHT. MB. HARRIS WILL PUSH SVPTIB- HEX TAJ, BILLS FOB ACTIO IT. - Leading Drm-erats. Aided and Abetted by Republicans, WIU I'm Every Effort to Prevent th. Sugar Schedule Being Amended ( bans Would bo Uawlee. Washington, Nov. 18. When the sen ate reconvenes, unless the program mapped out by certain senators should be rearranged, there will probably be a renewal of the clash on the tariff question. Senator Harris states that he Intends to push the supplemental tariff bills for action as soon as possi ble after congress convenes. The bills relating to free Iron ore, coal and barb ed wire came back from the finance committee practically as they went there, but the bill placing sugar on the free list was pigeon-holed and a sub stitute was reported placing a uniform duty of 40 per cent on all sugars, there by doing away with the differential one-eighth duty that operates to the advantage of the refiner and the dis criminating one-tenth duty that oper ates against the German exporter. Democratic senators not among those classed as conservatives express doubts as to the desirability of attempting to pass any of the tariff bills now on the senate calendar at the next session. One of these says there are leading men In his party who, aided and abet ted by republicans, will use every ef fort to prevent the sugar schedule be ing amended, and that to attempt it would result In the consumption of time that would be needed In the con sideration of measures upon which po litical lines would not be drawn and upon which the country Is demanding action. To make sugar free. In view of the letter of Secretary Carlisle; and in view of the small receipts under the law so far, this senator Insists, would be utterly Impossible, and to seek to change the sugar schedule In any way, he thinks, would be unwise, as it would open anew the tariff debate. CHURCH DEDICATED. The Catholic Church In Waterbmy Waterbury, Nov. 18. The new St. Cecelia German Catholic church In this city was dedicated to-day, the Rev. J. A. Mulcahy, the recently appointed vicar general and pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception: of this city, officiating. The dedication ser vices began at 10:30 o'clock this morn ing with a solemn high, mass, with the Rev. Ji H. Mulcahy the' celebrant, Rev. J. H. Duggan deacon -and Rev. , Wil liam, J.. Lynch as juibdeaeon.' The Rev. J H. O. Donnell acted as master of ceremonies. At the! service 'this morn ing the sermon was preached in Ger man bjr the, Rev. John Roser, ,Q.'S. F. This evening there was solemn , jhlgh vespers, The building: is ;of Brick with brown stone trimmings and is, designed in the Gothic style of architecture. The tower, when completed will be one hun-1 dred feet high. . . ,. ' THE BRADFORD BURGLARIES. The Consolidated Road Offers One Hun dred Dollars Re ward. Branford, Nov. 18. The efforts of the authorities to run down the gang of burglars who have been operating in this town for some, time and who burglarized the postofflce and the depot early yesterday morning, have been without success. Deputy Sheriff Car ney went to Guilford last night, where it was reported that two suspicious looking Individuals, whom - it was thought might have been the burglars, had been arrested. The sheriff found that no arrests had been made there. The Consolidated ; Railroad company have offerd a reward of $10 for the arrest of the burglars who broke into the station. Postmaster Bradley has sent word to the postofflce depart ment '.' MAY BE CHARGED WITH MURDER. It i. Believed Holmes Murdered B. F. Pltxell. ; Philadelphia, Nov. 18. H. H. Holmes, alias H. H. Howard, the man arrested in Boston charged with swindling the Fidelity -Mutual Life Insurance com pany of this city out of $10,000 by palm ing off a bogus corpse as the body Of B. B. Pltzell, will be brought here to morrow and arraigned on the charge. He may also be charged with murder.-. When the body of the supposed Pitzell was found inv the room September 3 last it was stretched on the floor and was perfectly rigid.. The coroner's physician claims that the body could not have been brought here in . a trunk from another city, as stated by Holmes, be cause it was stiff, and a body once bent does not again become rigid. Furthermore it showed no marks of where it had been doubled up in the trunk. - 'f The theory is advanced Is that the body is really that of Pltzell. If to argued that Pitzell and the other con spirators plotted to-, disfigure the form by burning the face with some chemical and calling in a physician to prescribe for his injuries. A body was then to be procured and disfigured as was PltseU.1 It Is supposed that Pitzell had his fel- Vow conspirators administer chloroform; so he would not feel the pain of the burns when they .were lnfllcted.nd that he was either given an overdose and died from the effects or was purposely killed while unconscious by hi treach erous friends. . - - T j ' . . Another theory la that a m&fi resemb ling Pitzell was decoyed to ; a room,' chloroformed and killed and his fate disfigured so as to render identification more difficult .Another suspicious cir cumstance, as viewed by the detectives, is that Mrs. PitieU about a month ago' visited her parents In Illinois, but said noting tabout toe death of iter husband. TWO LIQVOB MAIDS. ronrtetB Ken Were Driaktnr In One Sa loon and Bis la th. Other. The officers of - the-"Grand avenue precinct yesterday made two more suc cessful raids on saloonkeepers, who were violating the Sunday liquor law. Patrolmen Lonergan and Shamp vis ited the saloon at 138 East street, kept by William Murphy. - The officers found evidence of business being car ried on Inside the saloon and being denied admittance, forced open the door. Inside they found six men drinking. Murphy will be arrested to day and charged with violation of the Sunday liquor law. Patrolmen Tralnor and Kelly also vis ited James M. Lucey's saloon at 797 Grand avenue and found him doing a lucrative business. Fourteen men were In the saloon annmng. wicey will also be arrested to-day. ST. JOHN'S BURLESQUE CIRCUS. An EnJoynUle Entertali mnnt to be Given , at Banquet Hall. One of the most enjoyable series of entertainments of the winter will be that of the St John Catholic club at Banquet hall, commencing Thursday evening next and continuing for five nights. The club has gone to considera ble expense to secure first-class attrac tions, and the entertainments will be of unusual merit Thursday, - Friday and Tuesday evenings the members of the club will present their burlesque circus, while Saturday ' and Monday evenings will be devoted to vaudeville and concerts. Each evening dancing will follow the close of the entertain ment. The circus will be a novelty in the line of amateur ' entertainments, and will Include a grand parade, equestrian quadrille, k high and lofty tumbling, clown eooentricltles and daring riding. There will also be a side show with In teresting illusions, freaks, a shadow graph show,' prestidigitator and fire eater. v Saturday night the program will be mainly filled by athletes and artists from St. Patrick's T. M. T. A B. so ciety,; including' a tug-of-war" contest between St. John's club team and the team of St. Patrick's club. Monday night the athletic class of the German Turn Verein, composed of thirty mem bers, will exhibit feats of agility and strength. Every evening a most en joyable entertainment will be afforded and should be witnessed by " large crowds. The proceeds will be devoted to the use of the St. John's Catholic clubt'."-; . . T ' ' ',' r -GERMANS ELECT QmflTVERm Annnal Meeting Teaterdav of the German- . American Cleveland 4 Iub - The German-American Cleveland club held an Important meeting yesterday af ternoon, at which about 175 members were . present, hi George Relf presided, ad the following officers were elected fotuthe ensuing year: t ;; President, George Relf; first vice pres ident. Max Thalhelmer; second ivice president, William Engelhardt; record ing, secretary, Carl Klebe; correspond ing secretary; Charles Henze; treasu rer, August Reisinger. .. The following were appointed an ex ecutive committee with Joseph G. Faul haber as secretary: First ward, August Reisinger; Second ward, John Schenk; Third ward, Joseph G. Faulhaber; Fourth' ward, Frank Maylinger; Fifth wardf William. Roeltgln; Sixth ward, unsettled;. Seventh ward, M. Mallhous er; Eighth ward, William Engelhardt Ninth' ward, John Heubich; Tenth ward, Albert Zunder; Eleventh ward, Henry Spittler; Twelfth ward, Julius Bitter, llch; Thirteenth ward, Henry Frink Fourteenth ward, Martin Schulz; Fif teenth ward, Frank Hugo, J . OFFICER HOFFMAN INJURED. -enonsiy nun xeaceraay stoning by a Gang of Roughs. Paitrolman Hoffman of the Howard avenue precinct was knocked out by a gang of roughs early yesterday morn ing. at Arch street and Columbus ave nue and will be unable to do duty again for several weeks. About 3 o'clock yes terday morning Officer Hoffman found James McAvoy and Peter Hannon standing on the corner with several others. The officer toUl them to move on whereupon ail of Them jumped on the officer, (threw him and kicked him in the head. The officer's right knee was badly sprained and he also receiv ed. ,two ;severe lacerated 'wounds over the right eye. He plucklly, however, held on to McAvoy and Hannon, and they were locked up. They will be charged In the city court this morning with resistance to an officer and ob structing the sidewalk. , HlS FINGERS WERE BITTEN. While righting James Bntnan Received Serious Injuries. , James Brennan, a brakeman residing at S3 Silver street, walked into the hospital yesterday afternoon and asked to- have the two first fingers of his right" hand dressed. He acknowledged that he, had been fighting with an other man and that the latter had bit ten hie. fingers. He refused, however, to 'give the name of the man with whom he was fighting at the time when he was bitten. His Injuries were dressed and he went home., One of his fingers will have to be amputated. ' i- will Help to Maintain Pesos. . BJo Janlero, Nov. 18. The generals of the army, chiefs of police, high,' state officials and delegates from the provin clat corporations have paid their re spects to Dr. Prudente de Uoraeav the new' president and have assured him of their help In maintaining peace and consolidating the repttMhv - WHAT IS THE CONSCIENCE ? SERMOlf BT TBS NEW PASTOR OF THE CBVRCH OF THE MESSIAH. "i" ' Conaoloaos . Developed by Pea ton and Judgment Acta According lothe Time. and r'oelal Custom. Among Which It Is Trained "uperlorlty of Love. The announcement that Rev. W. F. Dlckerman, the new pastor of the Church, of the Messiah, would begin his ministrations at the church Sunday drew large audiences yesterday morning and evening. Both discourses were able and instructive, and the speaker held the undivided attention of his hearers. The morning theme was: "What Is Con science?" Following Is some of the features of the discourse: Conscience is very generally believed to be the highest faculty of the soul. It is called the voice of God In man; and is supposed to be the supreme rul ing power in man's spiritual nature. To have "a conscience void of offense toward God and man" Is regarded as a high state of character. . The common definition of conscience would be that faqulty In man which de cides what is right and what Is wrong. ' Conscience is something more than self -consciousness. , We may be con scious of a conscience, that Is a moral sense. We do not regard the conscience as a high spiritual faculty. We doubt that It is an original faculty of the mind at all. It Is rather a state or feel ing of the mind brought about by some antecedent mental operations. As an absolute Independent, single faculty of the mind has no existence. The ordinary faculties of the mind reason and judg mentbring in certain findings and at once 'a feeling of pleasure or offense arises in the soul whioh we call con science. Now that feeling of pleasure, or the reverse, will be strong or weak in exact proportion to the enlighten ment of the original faculties, and the social cuBtoms among which these facul ties have been trained. There are two great theories of the origin of moral ideas. The first is that man has an intuitive moral sense, an independent conscience faculty. The second Is that moral ideas are based upon the well-being of man, and are the product of experience. No writer has argued so forcibly against the ex istence of Innate moral principles, as Lock In his Work on the understanding. He holds that there are no principles universally received among men. That mora) rule require reason to be given for them, which ought ilot to be neces say if they are innate; that virtue Is generally approved of not because in nate, but because, profitable; that In numerable enormities nave been' prac ticed In .various countries without even causing remorse; that the moral rules of some countries are flatly contra dicted by others; that no one' has ever been able to tell .what the innate rules are; -.that we dp' not find children pos sessed of any moral rules. The original faculties, reason, judg ment, understanding, Imagination, are recognised the world over by their uniform, operations. But this Is not true of the conscience, it varies with every nation, religion, age and circum stance. It is the creature of education and Is powerless to make itself good or bad, weak or strong. It does just what the Intellect tells It to. It cannot be shown that we are born with any such thing as a conscience. There are in our .constitution certain primitive im pulses that so far coincide with what Is our duty, and therefore contribute to the formation -of conscience. The child Is first taught obedience by pen alties and Is made to associate pain with forbidden actions. This Is the germ of conscience. Habits of avoid ing what Is prohibited under penalties are gradually formed; and the sense of law and authority Is thereby ac quired. When thepowers of observa tion and reason come to maturity the Individual, sees why the restrictions of duty have been imposed, and is then ready of his own accord, and apart from the fear of punishment to behave rightly. The conscience grounded on fear 'then becomes the conscience on spohtaneousv approval. Conscience thus follows, and does not precede, the experience of human authority. Thei conscience Is a very accommo dating affair. It will serve the Catholic, Protestant, Mohammedan, Jew and Mormon equally well.; The religious judgment of each only has to say a thing. is right and the conscience an swers amen. If ;a Catholic should eat meat on Frlday.the Mohammedan drink wine, or some Protestants go to a ball, the heavens would turn black to them, but some other Protestants could do all these and the heavens would remain, se rene. And neither of these can see how the other can be conscientious. A Boston scientist puts love and con science as follows: "Conscience is anoth er tower pf Babel, and sends forth many tones and ' voices of discord. See what crimes have blotted ' the pagev of v. history, insti gated by conscience alone! By It the Quakers were hanged. By It Roger Wil liams was sent into exile. By It the Covenanters, were burned, Bunyan put into prison. t ;: . Now love speake a universal language. What It says to .one it says to all. It Is the reflection of the divine conscience in which are purity, peace, Joy, life and spiritual intelligence.'. What conscience does Is to stand under a heavy burden and attempt toifft.lt while love bends down, from above and enables a man to carry it easily. Conscience ta sallow, dyspeptic and lean- Love is strong, buoyant, and, full of, life and hope. Conscience performs a duty because it feels that It must.L0Ye does R because it delight in It Conscience is afraid of consequences.. To, love all things mre pure. Conscience la afraid It will go to hell. Love has no fear of hell, because, were it in it would turn that hell Into heaven. Conscience keeps the ten com-; mandments, as mere police regulations. J Love delights tot put spiritual mean-J Ings Into them. Conscience Is perpet ually asking how little can I do and be saved. Love asks how much can I do to save others. It wants more worlds to conquer. Conscience Is a foot passenger trudging wearily the road. Love Is a bird of passage soaring toward the skies, and basking Its wing in the golden rays of the sun. STATE NEWS ITEMS. The members of the senate and house of representatives from this section are being asked by the grocers to secure the repeal of the oleomargarine bill at the coming session and to bury It be yond resurrection. Rev . E. T. Miller of the Groton Bap tist church has decided to accept the call to the church In St Martin's, near St John's, N. B. The New England Home, published at Hartford, and the organ of the pro hibitionists of this state, has suspended publication owing to a lack of support It has not had a circulation of 2,000. The semi-annual meeting of the grand temple of Connecticut will be held' at Waterbury on December 6. The semi-annual meeting of the grand Temple of Honor of the state of Con necticut will be held Wednesday, De cember 6, with Safety temple, New Ha ven. The Inner grand temple will con vene at the same place Immediately af ter the close of the grand temple. The grand council of Select Templars will be held Tuesday evening, December 4, at the same place. Mrs. Francis E. Qulntard, who died of heart failure at Port Chester, N. T., last week, was well known by her many charitable and public-spirited acts. She gave the $800 clock for the belfry of the Second Congregational church at Clin ton. She was the daughter of the late Charles Morgan, who left Clinton a barefoot boy, when about twelve years old, and who died some years ago leav ing property valued at $13,000,000. The county home at Norwalk Is great ly overcrowded. It Is built to contain eighty children. It Is actually caring for 114 children, twenty of whom are occupying shelter procured outside the institution. The survey of South Norwalk's har bor is nearly .completed. The contract for dredging the channel haB been awarded to A. J. Beardsley & Son of Bridgeport. The state board of canvassers, which consists of Secretary of State John J. Phelan, Treasurer. Sanger and Comp troller Staub, will meet at the capitol in Hartford November 21 and canvass votes for the state officers. ' J ' National Secretary Colwell of the Knights of Columbus has called for an assessment upon the.-following. deaths: James Brophll, M. J. 'Nelligan and W. H. Collins, Waterbury; Patrick Mc Laughlin, Meriden; John MoCarthy and James Farrell, Bridgeport; Patrick Quinlan, Wauregan; Thomas Callahan, New Haven; Michael O'Connor, Hart ford; William McGrath, Wallingford. The membership subject to the assess ment is 8.220. Fire was discovered at 3:40 Saturday afternoon in the supply room of the Connecticut Indemnity association on the second floor of Piatt's block, Wa terbury. The damage done amounted to $1,000. An elm tree in Norwak said to be over 200 years old, killed by the beetles, In front of the Wiseman place on Main street, was cut down Saturday. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. The Annual Banquet on Wedneeday Even ing Governor-Elect Coffin and Senator Hawley Will Attend Many Other Promi nent Invited Guests. The annual banquet of the chamber of commerce of New Haven, which takes place at the Harmonie club on Wednesday evnlng of this week, will be the best arranged and most enjoyable of the many dinners given by this an cient and honorable body. Extra care has been taken with the menu, the deco rations and the music, and in these re spects, at least, the banquet will excel any heretofore given by the chamber. The post-prandlal exercises will be in charged of Mr. James D. Dewell, who has consented to act as toastmaster. There will be only six toasts, which will be responded to by Hon. Joseph R. Haw ley, Rev. Newman Smyth, D. D., Mr. John Addison Porter of the Hartford Post Colonel Norris G. Osborn, Hon. John M. Hall, and Hon. Robert E. De Forest of Bridgeport The list of invited guests also Includes Hon. E. J. Hill of Norwalk, congressman-elect; Hon. C. B. Ware, president of the New London board of trade; Hon. Charles E. Russell of KUHngly, all of whom are expected to attend. Yesterday the following was re ceived from Governor-elect Coffin: Boston, November 17, 1894. ' Mr. John C. Gallagher, . Secretary the Chamber of Commerce of New Ha . ven: " Dear sir: Tour kind invitation to at tend the annual banquet of your famous organization has just reached me. I thank you cordially, and assure you that I shall allow no trifling hindrances to keep me from your banquet. Please do not put me down for a speech. - -Sincerely yours, ' W O. VINCENT COFFIN,' The presence of the governor-elect and the other distinguished guests will not fall to attract an unusual number to the banquet In order that seats may be satisfactorily arranged for all the banquet committee requests every mem ber who desires to attend the banquet to signify his acceptanoe to Treasurer Piatt to-day. '. -. -.'.; - Orator Murphy's Mew Campaign. Waterbury, Nov. 18. Temperance Orator Thomas E. Murphy -to-night opened a ' three days' campaign in Jacques' Opera house. - There was an afternoon meeting and a,000 were pres ent After his work in this city-Mr. Murphy will go to New Rochellet where he la to conduct a campaign, , . j ASPHYXIATED IN CHURCH SEVERAL PERIONS OTERCOMM t 9 AS DURING SERVICES. When the Minister Laft the Pnlnlt Ha Dropped and Mm. Itandall and Two Dauclitera Fell In th Alale The? Are Not Yet Out of Danger. , Bast Liverpool, O., Nov. 18. Half a dozen of the congregation of the Seconal Methodist Episcopal church are In a serious condition, the result of partial asphyxiation from escaping gas Inhslo'd during the morning services. m week plumbers were at WQrk la the church and left a defeotive fitting In the nature.' gas pipst. Toward the dose of this mornlng'a services several persons became sick) and left the church. No ons knew the cause as the gas Is odorless. When th minuter left the pulpit he dropped. Ha was carried home. Mrs. Randall and two daughters fell In the aisle and were assisted homai. Several others were prostrated and fell at the church door, while every person in the church was more or less serlousla affected. 7 Rev. Mr. Sears, Mrs. Randall and has daughters are not yet out of danger, Loeal Jotting. The fair of the United German L 0 O. F which Is beinr held in Hininri - - . hall, will come to a close this evening, when the successful prlxe winners will be announced. The profits of the Barnum ft Ballejl show the past season amounted to 8200,4 000. The share of the Barnum heirs Is nearly $100,000. Mrs. Edmondson of Bishop street, wife of Mr. Edmondson, the master plumber, Is recovering from a severs attaok of qutnzy. Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Roberts havs sold their house In Norwalk and moved: from there to this olty, ' . ' Mr. W. S. Wells read a very IntetC estlng paper before Admiral Foots post Saturday evening on the subject "War a Necessity." There was a targe at tendance. At Kpworth M. E. Church. A great event in the history of Ep worth ohurch is the annual bazar, which Is always gotten up on a grand scale. This year the members and friends of the church have put forth their combined energies to make the approaching bazar the most successful social event in the history of the church. The beautiful. church basar paper,' "The Epworth Enterprise," announces' that a grand bazar will be held in the base ment parlors of the church Wednesday, Thursday and FrldaV evenings, No vember 21, 22 and 23. A bountiful sup per will be served each evening from 5 to 8 o'olook for twenty cents. Fine orchestral music will- be on the program' for the first two evenings. A magni ficent display of fancy and domestio goods will be on sale, and the miscel laneous department will be filled with useful and fancy articles suitable for Christmas presents. The "Earnest Workers" booth will be a veritable bee hive, and space fails us to describe the flower, cake, confectionery, Ice cream, lemonade and doll booths. Those who failed to attend the world's fair will see its miniature In the basement par lore of Epworth churoh on the dates previously specified. The members and friends of Epworth church cordially In vite the people of New Haven to attend the bazar. Coming Eleetlon.. City eleotlons will ocour in Derby, Rockvllle and Willlmantlo December 3, and in Meriden December 18. The city and town election In New Haven will be held December 4. Borough election will be held In West Haven DeCembep 3, Stafford Springs December 10, Wal lingford December 17. , MANT LIVES LOST. Great Damage Done by Earthquakes In, Southern Italy. Rome, Nov. 18. Reports of disaster caused by the earthquakes in southern Italy are still meagre, but they suffloe to show that there has been great loa of life. Precopio, a village of 1,200 In habitants in Reggio dl Calabria, hag been obliterated. The number of deaths is not known, but in one ohurch forty seven persons were burled alive under fallen walls. The last authoritative report was that the list of dead was above sixty. In another village of the same prov ince eight persons were killed outright by falling building. The damage to property has been enormous. Troops and officials are going to the help of the suffering districts. King Humbert has sent several dona, tions from his private purse. FUNERAL OP RIORDAN, Bemahu Interred In the Vault atOakwoo4 Cemetery. Syracuse, N. T., Nov. 18. The body of Con Rlordan, who died from the effects of a Mow received while spar' ring with Robert Fltsslmmons, - wait laid in a vault at Oakwood cemetery this afternoon. Funeral services wers -held in Mulllns' morgue by Rev. A. 8. Durstan, secretary of the local' T. M. C. A., and were attended by the mem bers of the company with which Fit ; Simmons is travelling. - - -i , Fltsslmmons and the rest of the com. pany left at 11 a. m. for Boston, where they will fill an engagement . Fltxstm- . tnons has retained Lawyer Friend of. New York to defend him la hi trial tej manslaughter. , . . 1 - '