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VOL XI I. NO. 28 1. PBICE THREE CENT!
NEW HAVEN CONN., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1894
THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO.
I.
IT LOOKS-MUCH LIKE WAR,
VNITED STATES TO SEND SHIPS TO
X1CAMAUOUAX WATERS. - '
fteeretary Greaham to Prepared to Inalat
Upon roll Hooog-ulttoa of Om Big nt on
(ha A marl can Continent That it Hat
' Maintained Hot Brrenty Tearf Admiral
Walker Ordered to Hold HImMlf In
lUadineM tow Action.
Washington, Not. 28. While It Is con
sidered doubtful that tha attitude of
Great Britain will continue unyielding
In the face of the earneet representa
tion made fey Secretary Gresham it to
incontrovertable that the United States
to fully prepared to insist upon a full
recognition of the rights on the Ameri
can continent which It baa claimed and
maintained for the past seventy yeara.
The moat important development In the
attitude to-day waa the action of the
preeldent communicating to Bear Ad-
mlral Walker intimating that In caae
of necessity for mobilizing an Amerl-
oan fleet on the Central American coast
he should hold himself In readiness to
assume command. This disposes of the
kossId that President Cleveland had
been displeased with Admiral Walker
or that he had ever doubted the officer's
ability. It is understood that Admiral
Meade will be ordered to transfer his
flair from the New York in caae the as
pert of affairs becomes more threaten
ing, and that Admiral Walker will join
ship at Key West. The gulf squadron,
according to this plan, would -become
separate and distinct from the North At
lantic station. Which Admiral Meade
would continue to command.
The ships that could be assembled
within ten days under Admiral Walker
in the West Indies are the New Tork,
Columbia, San Francisco, Marblehead,
Castlne and Montgomery, leaving the
Minneapolis, Miantonomah, Raleigh,
Atlanta, Cincinnati, with the Maine and
Texas .and torpedo boats under Ad'
mlral Meade.
Commodore Selfrldge's inspection
board went to Philadelphia to make the
final examination of the Minneapolis
and. she will undoubtedly be accepted
and ordered into commission next week.
Her guns are being mounted and she
can be made ready for sea in two weeks,
but she will undoubtedly be . retained
, for cruising duty between the capes of
Chesapeake and Boston for several
months.
It 'Is Understood that to-day's dis
patches i from' Amibassador Bayard show
that behind. Great Britain's refusal to
approve the new Nicaraguan local gov-.
erniment at Blueflelds the namsnment
of British Vloe Consul Hatch plays a
somewhat prominent part. In the ear
lier conflicts between the Nlcaraguans
and the, Mosquitos commencing last
. February, Great Britain and the United
States succeeded In preventing exces
sive measures. It was while this coun-
try, with England, was restraining
Nicaragua that the inhabitants of the
Mosquito territory under Chief Clar
ence overthrew the temporary Nlcara
guan military rule. At that moment
the United States was recognizing the
full sovereignty of Nicaragua over the
Mosquito territory in terms more ex
plicit than had hitherto been used in
negotiations based on the Clayton-Bul-wer
treaty, and General Barrios had
been received by England as a Nicara
guan envoy largely upon the represen-
tations of the United States to negotiate
a convention which would place Great
Britain In an attitude similar to that
of the United States.
Nicaragua crushed out the Clarence
rebellon by drastic measures. Clarence
and many of his supporters fled, but
others, inolvUns; several Americans and
Englishmen, were arrested and banish-
ed. While the legality of this action
. was never impeached the United States
regretted the proceedings as it was cal
culated to embarrass the negotiations
which would practically abrogate the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty. Among the
prisoners banished ; was British Vice
Consul Hatch, who, however, had not
been recognized by Nicaragua, and J.
a Lampton and E. D. Wlltbank. Amer
icans, 'inese three men were active
participants in the rebellion.
campion ana j wutbank have since
been pardoned and permitted to return
to Blueflelds. It is understood that the
Nlcaraguans- have been unaffected bv
the repeated and persistent demands of
British Minister Gosling to extend a
similar pardon to Mr. Hatch, and
that this Is one, of the real causes of
. Great Britain' present attitude. Mr.
Hatch owned, property at Blueflelds
whlcH . was confiscated. The question
of tha right of Nicaragua to recognize
Mr. Hatch as a conaularfflcer is also
10 oe invoivea- - -
United States Minister Baker has
' Been Instructed to exercise his good
offices in. inducing the government at
Managua to- restore Mr. Hatch's be
longings and recognizing him as vice
'. consul, with' this assurance that the
United States will use every proper ef
fort to prevent any future successful
resistance to Nicara guan sovereignty
at Blueflledev. Great Britain meanwhile
to, give an implied guarantee that Mr.
1 Hatch' would not be active in any fur
ther conspiracy to restore the rule of
- Clarence. The United States could well
undertake1 this responsibility on .ac
count of the Interests she had at state
in securing the. successful, accomplish
ment of 3arrlos mission In England,
which could not fail, to result in giv
ing the United States and Incontestable
title to any rateroceanio canal that
might b built over the Lake Nicara'
gua route. . k .
It is probable that, ' with the . ap
pearance, of the Columbia and a British
. ' warship at Blueflelds the Nicaraguan
government Will be impressed with the
advantage! that would -accrue from
'. 'following Secretary . Gresham advice
and that Mr.. Hatch will be Included
V , - ' " .
In the terms of amnesty granted to
Lampton and Wlltbank. Those Amer
icans were pardoned only at the per
emptory Insistence of Secretary
Gresham.
Secretary Gresham Is confident that
serious trouble will be avoided, but
nevertheless the United States has
been preparing for emergencies. It Is
stated that Admiral Walker has been
engaged for two months In familiar
izing himself with the Central Ameri
can question. It Is said he has planned
In case of emergency a scheme of oper
ations with the eastern entrance of the
proposed Nicaraguan Canal and our
gulf ports as a basis and, further, has
arranged a program for the move
ments of the Pacific squadron of nine
vessels. The navy department Intends
to send Bennington to the west coast
of Nicaragua In a few days. No other
vessels will be sent Immediately, al
though every available vessel will be
in readiness to proceed to sea upon re
ceipt of telegraphic brders.
The British North Atlantic fleet con
sists of ten vessels. Of these the Blake,
the only one of considerable fighting
power, was at last ' accounts, at Hall
fax with several other vessels. There
are two small British cruisers In the
West Indies, but the Marblehead and
Montgomery would easily outclass
them. It Is the custom of the British
fleet to rendezvous in the West Indies
every winter, and during the present
winter It Is the announced policy of the
United States to maintain a fleet of
superior strength in the same waters.
Secretary Gresham called In person
at the British legation to-daya very
unusual proceeding and not finding
Mr. Goshen, the charge d'affaires, and
learning that he was only slightly in
disposed drove to his residence to lay
before him the dtopatches he had received.
TROOPS CALLED FOR.
Indians Driving Out Settlers In a County In
Utah.
Salt Lake, Utah, Nov. 28.-The sher
iff of San Juan county, Utah, has called
upon the governor for assistance In
driving out BOO Utes who have entered
the state bringing with them thou
sands of sheep and cattle. They state
they were sent by Indian Agent Day,
who told them they had a right to oc
cupy these land. They have driven
the settlers from the grazing lands and
announce that they Will fight rather
than return to Colorado. About one
hundred Navajo Indians have also left
their reservation in this territory and
seem to have formed an alliance with
these Utes. There are not sufficient
white settlers' in the country ? to . cope
With the: Indians, Who are in a bellig
erent mood, and the settlers are getting
alarmed. . '
' Governor West immediately notified
the secretary of the interior and asked
that troops be sent to drive the Indians
back to Colorado.
Burned by an Explosion.
Shamokin, Pa., Nov. 28. While fight
ing the fire, which was found smoulder
ing in No. 10 vein of the Nelson col
liery this morning, Peter McGinnls,
Frank Lutka, Clinton Faust and James
Mowery were burned by an explosion
of! gas and at least two of them will
die.
Dlvrer to be Tried Next Month.
New Tork, Nov. 28. The judges of
the court of common pleas met to-day
and fixed upon December 17 , for the
trial of the charges against Patrick
Diwer, police justice.
Mlsi Stevenson a Little Better.
Asheville, N. C, Nov. 28. Vice Presi
dent Stevenson nas maae ail ms ar
rangements to leave on Saturday next
to resume his duties as presiding officer
of the United States senate on its
reassembling on Monday., His daugh
ter, at whose bedside he has been stay
ing here, Is a little better to-day, but
her condition still remains one of dan
ger.
Lost a Roll of Bills.
Bridgeport, Nov. z. rienry Meyer, a
New Yorker, who has been In this city
for a few days, to-night reported to the
police that he had lost $169 . while
walking around town. .Meyer does not
think what he had the money stolen
from him, but Is of the opinion that he
dropped the roll of bills on the street
during his travels. ,'
Twelve Girls to be Married. .
Bridgeport, Nov. 28. Twelve girls
who have been employed at the Union
Metallic Cartridge company in this
city will be married at their homes in
this city to-day.- .
: :
' Terrific Gale on the Sound.
'. Huntington, L. I., Nov. 28. A terrific
gale has been blowing here all day.and
a large number of vessels were obliged
to seek shelter in Huntington and Cold
Spring bays. -
? i notorious Resorts Balded.. V
The police last night again raided the
notorious houses on Wooster, Fair and'
Union streets and arrested eleven word
en and three men. The places 'raided
were 63 Fair.kept by Mary Moran;Hat
tie Goodman and Kittle Rellly'S places
on Wooster street; and Agnes Scollard's
place at 66 Union street The officers In
the raid were Sergeants McBride and
Cook and Patrolmen Allen, O'Connor;
Bowan, Marlowe, McGrath, Coonan,
Hyde. : All the proprietresses were ar
rested and subsequently .released under
$200. bonds each. The Inmates were re
leased under bonds of $100 each. They
are Viola Shanley, Hattie Miller, Jennie
Bates, Mabel Scott, Lena Gill, Ida Spen
cer, Mary, Howell, , ,
i UU .--.'isj .- 4 4...
FAVOR OF CONSOLIDATION.
MA NT ARGUMENTS ADVANCED BE
FORE CUAUTEH COMMITTEE.
Town, City and School Governments
Should be Consolidated on Bualnet'
1'rlnclplee Remarks by Judge Baldwin,
. M. Thompson and Ex-Mayor Peek.
The consolidation of the city, town
and school governments was the' all
Important subject of consideration at
the meeting last night of the special
committee of the court of common coun
cil, which Is hearing the arguments of
the oitlzen on the proposed revised
charter as recommended by the special
committee appointed by the legislature.
All the members of the committee were
present, and the aldermanlc chamber
was well filled with prominent citizens
and taxpayers.
Shortly after the meeting had been
called to order Attorney Charles Kleiner
arose and read a number of letters
from Prof. H. E. Newton of Tale,, F. C.
Lum, Prof. Fairbanks, A. B. HlU.Harry
W. Asher, Rev. Dr. Newman Smyth,
W. T. Fields, Septimus C. Fleetwood,
and others. All expressed themselves
as heartily In favor of the consolidation
of the present three headed government,
and endorsed In the main the prinolpal
features of the proposed new charter.
When Attorney KHener had finished
reading the letters Prof. Fisher of Tale
arose and In a few brief but able re
marks favored the consolidation of the
city, town and school governments.and
recommended the adoption of the new
dharter in its entirety, as proposed by
the legislative committee.
L. Wheeler Beecher of Westvllle stated
that In his opinion the proposed plan of
consolidation was the most equitable
and desirable of any that had yet been
suggested. He said that even though
there were a few minor defects in the
plan as proposed, still in the main he
approved of consolidation under the
terms of the new charter. This from
Mr. Beecher was all the more surpris
ing, owing to the fact that he has al
ways been a strong opponent of any
plan of consolidation.
Judge Hobart L. Hotchkiss of the
common pleas court was the next speak
er of the evening. Judge Hotchkiss re
sides, in Westvllle. He saidr "Under
the present charter there Is the greatest
possible amount of Irresponsibility and
laxity. Every official Is amenable to no
one, and crookedness, were there any,
in the several departments would be
gxtremely hard to detect.- The present
system of collecting taxes is notoriously
defective, arid the : dhly reason that
money enough to start a bank 'has not
been stolen from the city government
frs In consequence of the honesty of the
tax officials." Judge Hotchkiss also ar
gued against a new assessment and
strongly favored having the assistant
Judge of the city court appointed by the
judge himself. In reply to a question
by Attorney F. S. Bishop as to whether
or not he thought the tax rate too
high in the district the judge stated
emphatically that he did.
Ex-Alderman W. E. Chandler stren
uously opposed giving the mayor as
much power as la recommended by the
proposed charter and argued that the
power should be distributed and not
centralized. In support of his position
he cited the case of the city of Chica
go, which, he said, had been made near
ly bankrupt by following a plan sim
ilar In Many respects to that proposed
by the new charter. He, however, en
dorsed the proposed plan of a common
board of finance for the city, town and
school districts, the appointment of a
comptroller and a new assessment.
Ex-Mayor Henry F. .Peck ' said
"Fault has been found with the. new
charter because it gives too much pow-,
er to an .official. With increased re
sponsibility of each voter, better' men
will be put on guard,' and if there is no
provision for bringing derelict and dis
honest officials to Justice, they ; will be
Impeached before the courts. . .
Joel A. Sperry also expressed himself
as strongly In favor of consolidation.
He acknowledged that the proposed new
charter was not perfect in every re
spect, still It was, in nls opinion, a
step in the right direction, and the ma
jority of the provisions were excellent.
Charles G. Klmberly alsoT favored
consolidation, but did not think the tax
rate could be successfully made Jess
than four mills. He strongly favored
a reassessment and was of the opinion
that -the- residents of outlying districts,
who wanted to pay taxes only .for roads.
and bridges, would not be paying their
share. ' . . V,
General E. E. Bradley favored the
consolidation of the three-headed gov
ernment and the adoption of the pro
posed new charter. He argued that
the present municipal machinery -was
too intricate and that the new charter
held officials directly responsible, and
could be brought to trial quickly. J Said
he: "The new charter Is a long" step
in the right direction.; v We " demand
honest and economical government and;
the more we divorce local from nation
al elections the better off we' shall be.1
I am; heartily in ;favor of putting the
date of the municipal elections off until
spring of the year.'l He also favored!
giving the mayor more power ,
At. this point .Professor -Chandler,
called General Bradley's attention ;tq
the letter written by Thomas Jefferson;
from Montlcello containing that famous
saying, "If you want good government
don't put too much power into the
hands of one man." .
Wlegand Schiein - strongly favored
consolidation, and ex-Alderman 8. 8.
Thompson was in favor of the new
charter in its entirety. , and . thono-ht
that under It more efficient work could
be done. . .-. ' " ;
Remarks were1 also made by Attorney,
Charles Kleiner, Samuel- E, Avis and
Judge Simeon B. Baldwin. The latter
advanced as a reawn for consolidation
that while It was an easy matter to
float city bonds, financiers were apt to
fight shy of town and -school dlstriot
bonds. , - . t:
Alderman Hitler suggested that at
least one member of the board of
finance should be a director of the freo
publlo library. . '
Friday afternoon the committee will
hold an executive seseton and Saturday
afternoon they will meet Vlth the mem
bers of the legislative committee.
EMPEROR CANNOT ATTEND.
He trill be Itepreoentrd at PrlnorM Bti-
marek'a rnneral.
Berlin, Nov. 28. The emperor Intend
ed to go to the Princess Bismarck's
funeral, but his physicians dissuaded
him owing to his cold.
Prince Leopold of Prussia has been
designated by yie emperor to represent
his majesty at the funeral. Prince Bis
marck is greatly prostrated and Is be
ing carefully watched by his physi
cians. The ex-chancellor passed a
sleepless night last night. His daugh
ter, the Countess von Ratzau, remain
ed constantly at his bedside. Count
von Ratzau and Count - William Bis
marck, the ex-chancellor's youngeBt
son, with his wife, arrived at Varzln
last evening.
Prince Bismarck was so filled with
emotion that he was unable to speak to
his son for some time. The body of
Princess Bismarck Is being embalmed.
Prince Bismarck will not return to Var
zln after leaving the castle for Frled
rlchsruhe, and the estate will fall to his
son, Count William. It Is ; ied that
the death of the princes was Hastened
by a cold which she contracted while
coming to Varzln.
Coal Mine in Dnngrr.
Prlneeton. 111., Nov. 28. The build
ings of No. 1 shaft at Spring Valley
were burned thlB morning. The flames
are still at work on the tlmberB of the
shaft, and it is thought will soon reach
the coal beds below.-' The damage al
ready sustained is $350,000, and should
the flames reach the'numerous wooden
passageways and the face, of the coal
the loss will be in excess o( $500,000.
' Both Vessel! Beached.
Boston, Nov. 28. A" collision occurred
this evening between the Boston Tow
boat company's tug William Sprague,
Captain George W. Taylor, and the gov
ernment tug Resolute, -Captain Loring.
The -Sprague "had towed the schooner
Eagle Wing from Myattawharf to the
Lower Middle arid was' returning -to
the city. The Resolute, was bound to
Fort Warren. The Sprague's bow on
the starboard side was badly stove and
she was beached to keep her from sink
ing. The Resolute's bow was also seri
ously damaged and she was obliged to
beach in the same locality, i
rSINCEl'ON'S LAST PRACTICE. :
There' Was Great Improvement Shown- In
' the Team Work.
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 28. The Prince
ton football team lined up to-day for
twa thlrty-flve-minute halves, which
is' the last hard practice the team will
have until they face Tale on Saturday.
Blake. '94, the full-back of last year's
championship team, was added to the
list of coachers this afternoon and gave
special attention to Bannard, who play
ed full-back to-day. The practice show
ed an Improvement In team work, but
the coachers are not yet satisfied with
the off-side play.
During the first half the 'Varsity
players scored seven touchdowns. The
second half was spent in practicing de
fensive play. To-morrow only one half
will-be played, and the remainder of
th time will be devoted to rehearsing
signals and perfecting team play. .
' Indications are that the betting will
be slow and that Princeton backers
will ask heavy odds on their team.
( ' jflMJ. SLA TIGHTER IN TURRETS.
There was a Big $ale of Deceased Gobbler
' . Tu keys 1 - New H iven. ,
. There was not only a great slaughter
In turkeys this week, but an Immense
number of the birds were disposed of
by bur marketmen and grocers yester
day.; C. E. Hart & Co. sold five tons,
all to . home trade, not entering into
wholesaling, as. they did for many
years; and the firm reports yesterday's
cash sales were the largest In the his
tory of the concern.
. There were many purchases from dif
ferent' firms yesterday of turkeys for
Thanksgiving gifts. One of the largest
"turks" seen here this season was one
In Qulri'tard's window. Itwelghed 28
pounds and 13 ounces. 4;!u,"'"
"jfore'than nine-tenths of the turkeys
sold here yesterday came from the won
derful and almost illimitable country
denominated as "The West" The
dealers say that the western -bird has
knocked out the IMtchflelds that the
west now supplied the Connecticut mar
ket to a very great extent; : and they
gair. that the western birds rival the
Litchflelds in fatness and quality, and
arrive-here In equally marketable con
dition. , , ,
Met With Instant Death.
Palmer,- Mass., Nov. 28. Hector, the
six-year-old grandson of Mr. and Mrs.
John St. John, who live on a farm at
Thorndlke, met with Instant death to
day, while at play In the yard. . The
boy went under , a large cart body,
which had been taken from the wheels
and placed against the barn. The body
fell and crushed and killed the little
chap, two other children having a nar
row esc&pe.' The wagon Weighed 1,000
pounds. . 1 '
HARVARD IS IN CONDITION
CHARLIE BREWER 74 SURE TO
START IN THE OA.UK TO-DA T.
Captain Kmraniu Hays That All II U Men
Are In Fine Condltlon-Hnw the Train
will Lin Up Harvard Confident of - In
ning the Conteat.
Philadelphia, Nov. 28. The Harvard
team arrived here to-night The play
ers numbered thirty men, Including sub
stitutes, rubbers, trainers and coachers.
They went to the Hotel Metropole,
which will bo their headquarters. Cap
tain Emmons said to-night that all of
his men were in good condition except
ing Wrlghtlngton, and his place at left
half back will be taken by Hayes.
Emmons himself is In good condition,
and will play at left end. Charlie Brew
er will surely start In the game, despite
his still somewhat lame leg. The team
will fine up to-morrow as follows:
Emmons, left end; Hallowell, left
tackle; Mackle, left guard; F. G. Shaw,
oenter; Waters, right tackle; A. Brewer,
right end; Wrenn, quarter back; Hayes,
left half back; C. Brewer, right half
back; Fairchlld, full back.
Should C. Brewer retire either Gon
terman or Whlttemore will take his
place, and if Hallowell's sore nose forces
him from the field Wheeler will be his
substitute. Emmons stated that his
men fully expected to win to-morrow.
There are not many Harvard men in
town, but a large contingent left Boston
to-night and will arrive here In the
morning.
With the exception of Captain Knlpe
all the Pennsylvania men are In first
Class condition. Knipe is suffering from
severe bruises on both legs received in
the Princeton 'game. The Pennsylva
nlans are also confident that they will
Win. The Pennsylvania team will line
up as follows:
Rosengarten, right end; Minds, right
tackle; Wharton, right guard; Bull, cen
ter; Woodruff, left guard; Gelbert, left
end; Wagonhurst, left tackle; Williams,
quarter back; Knlpe, right half back;
Osgood, left half back; Brooke, full
back.
Ab yet the officials for the game are
In dllspute, but It is probable that Laurie
Bliss of Tale will be referee. Dr. Paul
Dashlel of Lehigh, umpire, and Irving
Garfield of Williams, linesman.
Betting here to-day was carried up to
2 to 1 In favor of the red and blue, but
owing to an Influx of Harvard money
to-night the betting became about even.
Twenty-seven thousand persons can
be seated on, the four large stands at
the field. Un to to-night 24,000 tickets
have been sold, nd It Is probable that
tne remaining 8,000 Will be sold to-mor-
row morning. The gridiron Is In fine
condition. It is fair here to-night and
clear.,
The Pennsylvanlans came In from the
Delaware Water Gap to-night
Penonal Impresilon of the New Czar.
t From Harper's Weekly.
In the1 arly spring of 1892 I was In
the interior of Russia, and while there
received an intimation that upon my
return to the capital the Czarowitz
would be pleased to see me. Accord
ingly, when I arrived at St. Peters
burg, I was notified at what hour on
the day following I could present my
self before his Imperial Highness. At
one o'clock I reached the palace, and
entering its gates, was admitted and
shown up stairs into a sitting-room,
where I had to wait some moments.
In a few moments there came
through the opposite door a trimly
built young gentleman, whose boyish
appearanoe made him seem even
younger than he was, and not to ex
ceed say one-ind-twenty. He was
clad in a simple gray- uniform, entire
ly barren of ornament He advanced
and shook hands with a frank and
pleasant welcome" that immediately
put me at ease.' '-'
It was the year Of the famine, and I
had been in Russia attending to the
distribution of the flour which the
American millers had sen over to the
peasants. On' thisr subject His High
ness ; addressed me, ' In the excellent
English of Which the Russian gentle
man: Is ' usually master. He desired,
he said, through me, to thank those
who had. contributed to the relief of
the' unfortunate, and spoke with deep
feeling of what' the peasants had suf
fered during - that : dreadful year. He
showed genuine, concern- for the condi
tion of the people; -but,' turning from
this, ; the.Czarow.ItzlsflId that he was
filled . with .wonder.,. at ..the sympathy
shown by the Americans, and while he
appreciated the value of their aid, he
marveled that: a natlon'so far removed
from . Russia should have been so
prompt and generous In its gifts. , ,
The Czarowitz' Impressed me as a
kind-hearted, amiable, wholesome
young mani'welj endowed both mental
ly and physically,, tojeope with the ard
uous duties of his, great position, and
as one who , would conscientiously en
deavor to do kkl duty under all clr-,
cumstances; -His - eyes were straight
forward, steady and strong, his fore
head of good proportions, and his head
well shaped. His figure was- of medi
um height; ' but well knit and spright
ly. He appeared to' be In excellent
health, andM'cteaptrtt; straight
limbed and graceful altogether an ex
ceedingly attractive and pleasant gen
tleman, not "quite matured, but with
out the slightest! trace in his face or
figure of either weakness or ill health.
' - Bicycle, Works Destroyed
Toledo, O.; Nov. 28.-7.Fire to-night de
stroyed the Lozler Manufacturing com
pany's bicycle pfant here, said -to be
the second largest factory of its kind
in the United States. The flames orig
inated from the explosion of a tank of
enamelling fluid, and in three-quarters
of an hour the . building was burned.
The loss, will be half a minion. -
.
rin vntnor commerce.
DeUgwtni Appointed lo the state Board
il Trado Mttnc.
A mtftlng of the chamber of com
merce win held last evening. President
N. D. Sperry presided. The president
was authorized to appoint delegates to
the stale board of trade meeting, which
Is to be held at Norwloh January 14.18DG.
Henry T. Ulnke, Simeon E. Baldwin,
and J. D. Dewoll were appointed a com
mittee to represent the chamber of
commerce city charter revision com
mittee. aui.it is sir k hi. iso.
syndicate UipoM4 or Ten Million of the
llonila.
New York, Nov. 28. The gold which
the Stewart syndicate has deposited in
the sub-treasury in payment for the
new government loan swelled to $43,
912,488 to-day.
These were the official figures at 3
o'clock when the sub-treasury closed.
There whs $3,406,027 gold deposited to
day and an accurate count of the gold
deposited up to last night disclosed
that over $40,000,000 had been depos
ited, Instead of $38,000,000, as was
roughly estimated. When all of these
deposits are finally figured In the treas
ury statement It will be found that
the $100,000,000 mark has again been
reached.
At the close of business to-day the
agents of the syndicate had nearly
sold ten millions of the bonds.
Tlin Late ( harles Kuni.
Charles Kunz, who had been sick at
his home in Woodbrldge for the past
month, died Monday morning at 5
o'clock of typhoid fever. Mr. Kunz
was a member of the Governor's Foot
Guard and several other organiza
tions. His death is greatly lamented
by many friends. The funeral services
take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock
at the residence of his father, Jacob
Kunz In Woodbrldge.
Mill Starts Wnrk. -
Clinton, Nov. 28. Pond's extract mill
began operations here yesterday. Fifty
employes went to work and it is prob
able that the factory will run the entire
winter. "
Southlnnton'j Big Cooking Main.
Southington, Nov. 28. Thanksgiving
day arrangements for a big cocking
main, to come off In the early hours,
not far from this place, have been
made. Birds from Torrlngton, Bristol,
Rocky Hill, Waterbury and this place
are exnected to appear In the pit. The
number of battles will be seven at $20.
Several special matches are expected. , .
OBITUARY.
The Late Jim. Ila.e Death of a Prominent
Guilford Matt Uled In Meilden.
Mrs. Marietta E. Hale, wife of Frank
B. Hale, who died at her home, 37
College street, at noon Wednesday, af
ter an illness of about a week, had a
large circle of acquaintances, among
whom her death 13 universally lament
ed. Besides her husband she has left
two daughters, Miss Bertha and Miss
Clara, and. one son, Louis, to mourn
her loss.
Guilford, Nov. 28. Harvey W. Spen
cer, a prominent citizen, died at his
home last night. He was sick nine
days of pneumonia. He was a man of
sterling character and was universally
respected. He was treasurer of the
savings bank for many years, was post
master for four years, president of the
board of trade for two years and a
leading official of the Episcopal church.
He leaves a wife.
Meriden, Nov. 28. The funeral of Mrs.
Runge will be held at her late home on
Lewis avenue at 1:30 to-morrow after
noon and from St. John's German-Lutheran
church at 2 o'clock, Rev. William
Koepschen officiating. The burial will
be In Walnut Grove cemetery, the bear
ers being Gustave Weldner, Richard
Runge, Edward Schwartz, Paul Grel
ner, Charles Schroeder and John Schar
nitzkl. Weddings.
At the residence of Miss Sarah Bris
tol, No. 31 Trumbull street, on Tuesday
Alfred Bristol, son pf the' late Alfred
Bristol of Cheshire, was married to
Miss Harriet Benedict of this city.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock at St. Pat
rick's church occurs a pretty wedding,
when John M. Cannon, a prominent
and popular member of the St. Pat
rick's T. M. T. A. B. society, and Miss
Margaret L. Brady, an estimable young
lady, will be united in the bonds of wed
lock. James M. pannon, a brother of
the groom, will act as groomsman and
Miss Mamie-Brady, a sister of the
bride, as bridesmaid. Rev. Father Ken
nedy will perform the ceremony.
Local New Jottings.
The "Old Nuremburg" toy fair, which
is to be held at the Madison Square
garden very soon, promises to be an
event of unusual interest.
The burglars who blew open the safe
at the postoffice in Plantsville got only
fifteen cents. - ;
The Ninth ward democratic caucus
was held at 80 Ashmun street last even
ing, at which Charles Howd was nomi
nated for alderman and Attorney Carle
ton E. Hoadley, Edward Fertman and
James H. Clark for counollman. Frank,
J. Igo presided at the caucus. - The men
nominated on the ticket are all of them,
except Attorney Hoadley, are employes
of the Winchester Arms company, ".,,
CHANG MAY BE CALLED ON.
rnt: time is near when be will'
RESUMMONED TO PEE IN.
Ttu Chlm M V!oer ly Hat G ne to II ( Venal
Winter R-aldeiiee at Pan Ting Poo and
Ilia Uvvartiira Ilea tilvra Kl.e to Many
Fals Itamora.
London, Nov. 28. The Toklo corre
spondent of the Central News tele
graphs:
The Japanese have found at Port
Arthur a chart which has enabled them
to locate exactly and control all the
mines in the harbor.
In November previous to the storm
ing of the forts the Japanese placed
one hundred siege and field guns In
well chosen positions and rained shot
and shell upon the Chinese entrench
menta This bombardment made pos
sible the rapid success of the assault.
There was an engagement near Mo
Tlen-LIng on the 26th. The Klrwhi
troops tried to break the Japanese
right fiank, but were repulsed. Tha
Japanese loss was forty-eight killed;
and wounded. From Tientsin the Cen
tral News hears:
Lt Hung Chang has gone to Pao Ting;
Foo, his usual winter residence, and
the seat of the provincial government;
His departure has given rise to many
false rumors to the effeot that he had
been graded again. The viceroy's
friends say that the time Is near when
he will be summoned to Pekln to save
the country by his statesmanship.
NEGOTIATING FOB PEACE.
Terms Between China and Japan Hay be
Agrerd Upon Soon.
Washington, Nov. 28. United States
Ministers Denby and Dun at Peking
and Tokio, It Is definitely stated here,
are actively engaged In the conduct ol
negotiations for peace between China)
and Japan. The state department, as
well as the Japanese legation here,
have confidential Information that the
American ministers have already pre
sented China's plea to Japan and thai
the details of the settlement are rapid
ly being made definite and satisfac
tory. The intimation has already reached
Washington officially that the terms
may be agreed upon at any moment
and that unless some entirely unfore
seen event should occur, the announce
ment may be expected in a few days.
Fire in Merlden.
Merlden, Nov. 28. A fire that was
caused by an overheated stove started
In the bath rooms owned by James
Hayes In the Palace block at 11 o'clock
to-night. The fire burned through one
of the upper floors and damaged the
stocks of the merchants on . the first
floor of the building. The total damage
Is estimated at $2,500:
Totally Destroyed by Fire.
Providence, Nov. 29. The Ecllpsa
Manufacturing company's factory,
knitted ladies' underwear, at Valley
Falls, owned by Brown & Durell of
Boston, was totally destroyed by fire
at 1 a. m. Loss to building and coin
tents will amount to about $14,000. 1
WEST SIDE CLUB'S RECEPTION-.
A Brilliant Affair at Harmonle Hall Last
Night Many Fair Ladles.
The popularity of the West Side club!
was fully demonstrated by the large
gathering of its members and their lady
friends In Harmonle hall last evening lrt
attendance at the annual Thanksgiving
ball of the club. Long before 8 o'clock a
line of carriages rolled up to the door
of the hall and deposited their burden of
fair guests and brave escorts, and by
9 o'clock fully 150 couples were in the
hall. The grand march was led by,
Jacob H. Bauer and Miss Smith.
The gowns of the young ladles were
very beautiful and artistic, and lent
additional grace to the fair wearers. It
was the general Impression that never,
In the history of the club, has therO
been a more enjoyable affair than this,
and great credit is due the efficient
committee for their untiring efforts lr
behalf of the affair.
Among those present were: Misa
Josie Bellosa, Mrs. Dr. Bellosa, Misa
Shadee, Miss Travls Miss Bertha,
Wales, Miss Cronan, Miss Mabel Short,
Miss Durand, Miss Shannon Miss Hat
tie Woodruff, Miss Addie Hendrick.MisS
Lillie Bradley, Miss Grace Chapman,
Miss Hanover, Miss Graham, Miss Rey
nolds, Miss Frances Coates.Miss Blakes
lee, Miss Henze, Miss Wilcox, Miss Ber
tha Graham, the Misses Barnett, Mr.
and Mrs. E. S. Ferry, Mr. and Mrs. A. J, ,
CarmiChael, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brad
ley, Mrs. C. B. Foster, Miss Hoadley,
Burton J. Lee, W. H. Perry. Spencer
Bedell, J. E. Kelley, Frank Hamilton,
jr., Benjamin Arnold, W. H. French,
Charles Woodbrldge, W. R. Hoppl'n, J.
Blrney Tuttle, H. J. Parish, John Bren
nan, H. E. Hills, C. E. Coe, Frank CrO
nan. The committee in change was: Jacob;
H. Bauer, William H. French, William
H. Rehbein, George Hamilton, John W,
Robinson, Henry E. Hills, David B.
Bedell. .
LAST NIGHT'S TIRES.
Patrick Crstello's Barn on Hamilton Street
Again Destroyed.
Shortly after 7 o'clock last night an
alarm of fire was sent in from box 423,
The fire was In the barn of Patrick Co
tello, located at. Hamilton street and
Summer place. The roof was partially
destroyed and the contents practically :
ruined. The loss will amount to aboigt
$500. It is 'believed that the are was the
work of incendiaries. A year ago last
night the barn was totally destroyed. t
Steamer 1 in response to a still alaru
early last evening extinguished an In
ciplent blaze In the house -of C. A,
Bode, 125 Adeline street.' The Ore was)
caused by children playing with the Art
in the stove. There was no, damage ,4
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