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Scenes of Great Joy in Brit
ain Recalling Lucknow
and Sebastopol.
850,000 MEX.
Gen. White'. Forces Were 111 a U'cnk
State This Account for Ills Failure
to Assist Duller Horses Half Starved
and Unable to Draw Gun a General
Duller'. Dispatches Announcing the
Relief of the Town.
London, March 2.-4:30 a. m. Britons
feel that they are living In the presence
of momentous events. Tornadoes of
patriotic excitement and joy are whirl
ing through the country. Even the
dullest soul must have been stirred by
the emtions of yesterday, and London's
6,000,000 were raised to a high pitch of
patriotic exultation. It was a wonder
ful sight. Old men have nothing In
memory with which to compare the
day. Some likened it to Lucknow, oth
ers talked of the fall of Sebastopol. It
was a time of singular abandon, the
usual conventions of society ceased to
control, and everybody knew everybody
else, all joining in smiles or bellowings
as their dispositions moved them.
Gigantic. Prtparatlons Go On.
Lord Lansdowne chose exactly the
Tight moment to announce estimates
exceeding 61,000,000 and rather start
led the public by unfolding the pro
gramme of the war office to send out,
in additionr to the 30,000 troops now
afloat, 56,000 fresh soldiers. Lord Rob
erts will ultimately have a force of a
quarter of a million. An order has
reached Woolwich arsenal for the con
struction of 224 new guns from three
pounders to twelve inch guns. Of those
140 are to' be naval guns, Already 25,
000 workmen are employed at the ar
senal and 3,000 more will be engaged.
These decisions to send out more troops
and to increase the home armament
meet with universal approval. s
Iloers Didn't Lose a (inn.
The Boers seem to have got away
from around Ladysmith without losing
a gun or their baggage. Van Reenans
Pass is only about twenty miles from
Ladysmith. The enemy had artillery in
action Tuesday, and they probabl util
ized both railroads in retreating, send
ing heavy pieces to Pretoria and lighter
ones into the Free State.
Joobn-t Assembling 50,000 Ken,
Dr. Leyds says that General Joubert
Is assembling 50,000 men at Winburg,
eeventy miles northeast of Bloemfon
tein. Colonel Albrecht, according to a
dispatch from Paardeberg, affirms that
the Boers have 75,000 men left. Whether
Lord Roberts is at B.loemfontein now or
not, he doubtless soon will be dating his
dispatches there and using the town as
ihis advanced base. Lord Kitchener's
Arundel mission is to combine the forces
under General Clement and General
Gatacre and to advance along the line
of the railroad to Bloemfontein. The
railway, will simplify immeneely the
perplexities of transport.
Lailyiimlth'g Kan Plight.
The conditions at Ladysmith, some of
which were explained by Charles Wil
liams yesterday and cabled to the tJnit
ed States, are now better understood,
as the military authorities no longer re
tain their special information. It ap
pears that since the middle of January
the horses have been half starved and
altogether too weak either to drag guns
or to carry cavalrymen. Hence the im
possibility of dashing out to .help Gen
eral Buller attack the Boers. These
half-starved animals were carefully
saved for food. The disposition to find
fault, though mildly, with the passivity
of Sir George White disappears as the
facts become known. No one is in the
mood now to- criticise anybody, although
two or three of the morning papers
gently refer to the fact that the war of
fice at the outset of hostilities rejected
Lord Dundonald as unfit to be a sol
dier, whereas it was he who organized
the colonials. Emperor William, Em
peror Francis Joseph and King Hum
bert have telegraphed congratulations
to the queen.
British Cavalry tn Touch With Them
'Roberta Prevents a Hull It. ,
Paardeberg, Orange Free State, Feb.
28. It is understood that seven thou
sand Boers are concentrating on the
British front. The British cavalry are
In touch with them to the eastward and
skirmishing began this morning. It ap
pears that an action was about to begin
with the Boer reinforcements at the
moment of Genera Cronje'e surrender,
but Lord Roberts forbade it until all
the prisoners should be in safe keeping.
Lord Roberts addressed the Canadi
ans afterwards, expressing in the
Strongest terms his pleasure and appre
ciation of their splendid work .and cour
age. He attributed to them the great
est share in the Boer suiienuui.
Commandant Albrecht describes the
British strategy up to the battle cf Ma
gersfontein as "stupid and almost in
sane." He says there; were only fuur
thousand men in the Magersfontein
trenches and that only half of these
were engaged in actual fighting. He
praises the strategy of Lord Robert,
but says that the war is by no means
ended, as there are still 75.000 republi
cans in the field. General Cronje's sur
render, according to AJbrecht, was due
to a blunder in locking up his men in a
hole instead of occupying kopjes. Com
mandant Wolmarans, however, consid
ers it hopeless for the Boers to continue
fighting in the present circumstances.
xo t.et vp ix HRirisu EXEitar.
lim ine March 3N,fH)0 H. lufoicemciit.
Are to be Kent to Soulh Africa.
London, March 1. In the house of
lord to-day the secretary of state for
war, the Marquis of Lansdowne, reply;
ing to congratulations and a question,
prefaced his announcement of the relief
of Ladysmith by saying that the news
had at last removed the fear of an Im
pending calamity, lie added that he
did not know whether most admiration
should be given to General White and
the gallant defenders of Ladysmith, or
to the brave men under Gen. Buller, or
to Lord Roberts, to whose vigorous and
successful offensive movement was due
the fact that the pressure on Natal was
relieved. Continuing, Lord Lans
downe said:
"The two recent successes will not be
made the pretext for the relaxation of
our efforts, which will not be relaxed.
In the week ending March 3 eight
ships will leave England, carrying 4,700
men; during the week ending March 10
fifteen ships, carrying 11,800 men, will
leave for South Africa; during the
week ending March 18, eleven ships,
with 9,900 men, will sail, and during
the week ending March 24 nine ships
carrying 3,200 men, will sail; 38,800 nren
in all, and during the following month
about 17,800 men will be ready, for
whom ships have not yet been alloted.
The stream of reinforcements will not
run dry."
The Earl of Kimberley, the liberal
leader of the- house of lords, associated
himself with the congratulations ad
dressed to Lord Lansdowne, paying a
special tribute to the Canadians, and
the Prince of Wales, who was present,
heartily shook hands with the secretary
of state for war, and conversed with
Sympathy for Cioiijr.
Washington, March 1. Representa
tive Fitzgerald of Massachusetts to
day continued securing signatures to a
telegram of sympathy to General Cron-
je, the captive Boer commander. The
signatures now number 100.
General Buller Send. Two Dispatches
Vl.lt. Laflysmltli.
London, March 1. It was officially
announced this morning that Lady
smith had been relieved. The war of
fice, at 10 a. m., made public the follow
ing despatch which it had received
from General Buller:
Lyttleton's Headuarters, March, 1
9:05 a. m. General Dundonald, with
the Natal Carbineers and a composite
regiment, entered Ladysmith last night.
The country between me and Lady
smith is reported clear of the enemy. I
am moving on Nelthorpe.
v At 6:55 p. m. General Buller tele
graphed from Nelthorpe, under to-day's
date that he had just returned from
Ladysmith. He added that the whole
country south of that place was cleared
of the Boers. The following is the text
of General Buller's despach:
"Nethorpe, March 15:20 p. m. I
have just returned from Ladysmith.
Except a small guard north of Surprise
Hill, the whole of the enemy lately be
sieging the town have retired in hot
liate, and to the south of the town the
country is quite clear of them. The
garrison were in half a pound of meat
r.fr day a man, and were supplementing.
the meat ration by horses and mules.
The men will want a little nursing be
fore being fit for the field."
While it Is generally realised that
Lord Roberts' strategy is mainly re
sponsible for the relief of Ladysmith,
there is a feeling of anxiety le'st his
plans suffer from the forces which Gen
eral Buller may have let slip into the
Free State. Evidently Lord Roberts Is
awake to the situation. It is reported
in London, but the news Is not con
firmed, that General French has already
reached Bloemfontein, which is not im
probable, as the Boers are hardly ex
pected to make a stand there. The sig
nificance of General Kitchener's pres
ence at Arundel Is not yet explained.
When the news of the relief of Lady
smith became generally known London
literally went mad with joy, and
thrnnp-hniir Fne-land trip srpnpfl wit-
, . I
nessea nave no paraiiei in intj mammies
of this generation. The pent-up jublla-
rtfon at the relief of Kimberley and the
defeat of Cronje could no longer be
controlled, and with to-day's crowning,
triumph the national trait of self-re
straint was thrown to the vlnds. The
storm of rejoicing centred around the
Mansion house, and by noon thousands
of persons blocked the many approaches
to the building. It was a dense, black
mass, composed chiefly of business men,
the majority of them carrying little
union jacks. There was a great sale of
flags to-day.
Through the cheering throng there
was only one avenue open to traffic, and
this was utilized by the 'busses going
from east to west. All traffic in other
directions was blocked for hours. The
(Continued on Third Page.)
$30,000 Evidence Money Returned to
Tres. Collins of Montane.
Washington, March 1. The $30,000
used by Mr. Whiteside in his exposure
of the Clark case before the Montana
legislature and which was brought to
Washington when the hearing in that
case was begun by the senate commit
tee on elections and has been held by
it ever since, was to-day returned to
State Treasurer Collins of Montana. The
money was brought here for the pur
pose of identification and for any other
usfTto which it might be put by the
committee. Concluding that the .fund
could be no longer used, it was turned
over to Mr. Collins. The money will
be held by the treasurer for five years
and if in the meantime no one claims
it, it will be converted into the state
school funds. Congressman Campbell
was on the stand before the commltee
during the entire day and was sub
jected to a cross examination by Mr.
Faulkner.. He presented a statement of j
his expenditures in connection with the
case, but it was considered by a sub
committee and was not made public.
CompromUe Offers Illado In a Slumber
of Places Prospect That the Entire
Trouble Will be Settled With Little
Deluy No Anxiety Manifested
Klther Side.
Boston, March 1. The strike of the
New England granite cutters threaten
ed three months ago and begun this
morning at the order of the national
union, did not so thoroughly stop bus
lness as expected, nor did the first day
end in anxiety. The cutters and man
ufacturers at many places have met
half way in compromise figures and an
agreement seems probable with little
Last night the cutters at Barre, Vt.,
accepted the manufacturers' offer of
an eight hour day with an average of
35 cents per hour in place of the mini
mum of $3 per day, as the union de-
mands. The actual terms of this agree
ment have been questioned, however,
and until the other manufacturers as
certain definitely whether the 35 cents
at Barre is minimum or average hourly
wage the strike will remain in force.
Although the union's demand, written
in definite terms, was made on the
manufacturers months ago it did 1 not
hesitate to sanction compromise offers
and this willingness to reach a settle
ment is in a point In their favor. In
terest to-day centered in Quincy with
its 2,500 union cutters. It at once de
veloped that no opposition is made to
the eight hour day in any quarry in
New England. The Quincy manufac
turers offered a minimum of thirty
three cents per hour, which the union
committee refused to entertain, insist
ing on their arrangement thirty-five
cents minimum. It Is likely that the
settlement in Quincy will end all trou
ble' throughout New England, but if
Quincy granite yards remain still, from
6,000 to 7,000 journeymen cutters will
remain in.
Suppression of the Credits for Eight
Snbmnrlne Uoatr.
Paris, March 1. In the chamber of
deputies to-day while the naval esti
mates were under consideration, M.
Lockroy, former minister of marine,
made a notable speech explainiifg his
views regarding the proper naval pol
icy for France to follow. He declared
it necessary that France should make
great monetary sacrifices for her navy;
as her foreign policy . depended upon
her naval strengthr He expressed his
regret that the government had thought
fit to suppress the credits proposed for
eigh sub-marine boats of the Narval
type and urged that steps be taken to
render BIzerta, the most northern town
of Africa in Tunis impregnable.
M. De Lenessarl, minister of marine,
in reply defended the construction of a
number of iron clads and announced
that the construction of submarine
boats had only been postponed until the
type could be perfected. ' He assured
the chamber that the work now in
course of construction at Bizerta
would guarantee its safety. In conelu-'
sion, M. De Lanessan called attention
to the bills already submitted by the
government to parliament, asserting
that these made adequate provision for
an increase in the strength of the navy.
Well Known Character Actor Passes
Away In Pittsburg.
Pittsburg, March 1. Charles L. Davis
(Alvln Joslyn) the well known character
actor and owner of the Alvin theater
of this city, died to-night, aged fifty
two years. He had been sick for sey
eral weeks with peritonitis and paraly
sis of the throat. Mr. Davis came of
theaterical parents and went on the
stage at the age of five years. In 1889
he retired and built the Alvin theater
at a cost of, $225,000. In its second
a bank which held much of
Mr. Davis paper took charge of the
house with the understanding that
when the $170,000 indebtedness was
cleared its owner should resume charge.
The claims had all been met except
$20,000. Mr. Davis was kWwn through
out the country as Alvin Joslyn, the
New England farmer character.
Ntw Haven Defeats Merldei, Kow Tied
W.llh Hartford.
Meriden, March 1. The New Havens
defeated the home team to-night in an
uninteresting game attended by a small
crowd. The visitors put up a snappy
article of polo, and played all around
their opponents. New Haven in win
ning this game ties with Hartford
for first place. Score: New Haven 6,
Meriden 4. Rushes, RuRsel 2, Bone 11.
Stops, Burgess 28, Lations 22. Fouls,
Whipple, Lations. Referee, Lush!
Timer, Fagan.
Harvard Debaters Chosen.
Cambridge, Mass., March 1. The final
trial of Harvard men for the Yale de
bate held to-night resulted in the choice
of Wilbur Morse 1900, of Philadelphia;
H. A. Yeomans 1901, of "Spokane, Wash.,
and E. Mayer 1900, of Chicago. Yeo
mans was awarded the Coolidge debat
ing piiiie Oi. $wu. u. facuisuiiguuu lyuO,
of Cincinnati, was chosen alternate.
Harvard has taken the affirmative side
of the question: "Resolved, That Porto
Rico be included within the customs
boundaries of the United States."
Murphy Knocked Out.
Stamford, March 1. Dan Murphy of
Waterbury, who met Jack McGovetn of
New York in a scheduled twenty-round
heavyweight bout in Miller's hall to
night under the auspices of the Stam
ford Athletic club, was put out in the
tenth round by a right swing on the
jaw. Murphy was not in it from the
I start. He apparently was out o con
1 dition. x ,
Leaves Clear Wether Behind A Low."r
, Temperature Expected.
Washington, March 1. Since Wed
nesday night the storm has moved
from western Tennessee to eastern New
York with steadily Increasing tendency
the barometer at New York readlns to
night 29.16 inches. The snow attendant
on this storm has continued in the up
per Ohio valley and lower lake region
and there have been general and heavy
rains except in northern New England,
where there was snow and rain. At
Portland, Me., there were 3.01 inches of
rain and snow since Wednesday night;
2.02 inches at Albany, and 1.56 inches
o rain at Boston.
In the rear of the storm the weather
has generally cleared through the
south Atlantic states and lower Ohio
valley. In the west and southwest fair
weather has been general during Thurs
day. The temperatures have fallen
from ten to twenty degrees from the
Ohio valley southward and In the ex
treme northwest, and the line of freez
ing temperature to-night . extends Into
northern Georgia. Over the remainder
of the country temperatures have risen,
the rise ranging from 10 to 24 degrees
in the southwest, and central west. ' In
the Pacific coast and plateau region
fair weather has prevailed with slight
ly higher temperatures. The follow
ing temperatures were reported to-day:
New York city, 44 degrees; Boston, 36;
Albany, 30; Philadelphia, 8;- Washing
ton, 52; Charleston j 68; New Orleans,
Galveston, 42; St. Louis, 26; Chica
go, 24; St, Paul, 16; Denver, 46; San
Francisco, 54; Key West, 66; Lacrosse,
Wis., 6.
The weather will clear early Friday
morning in the Middle Atlantic states
and New England, and will be followed
by fair weather Friday with much
lower temperature near the Maine
coast, where snow will continue. There
will also be snow flurries in the lake
region and probably showers in the
southeast. :
wixsted ix ntovniE again.
Y sterility's ltnln Causes Another Fresh
et Merchants SnfT.r.
Winded, March 1. To-day's rain de
veloped another freshet, surpassing that
of a few weeks ago, but attendant with
less damage, however. The Mad river.
which flows through the center of the
town, rose more than four feet and the
cellars of many of the business houses
that lined the banks of the river were
flooded. In several cases the merchant.;)
were unable to remove their goods and
will suffer considerable loss. The river
side foundation of the .Roberts block,
which was washed awayj at the previous
freshet, was again carried away this af
ternoon and the families which occu
pied three stories o it are1 lodging else
where to-night. The east, end of the
towd, notably Rowley ann Willow
streets, is Impassable and the streets are
flooded to the depth of between two and
three feet. The factory of the Winsted
Shoe' Manufacturing company was en
tirely surrounded by water and it was
necessary to suspend operations.
Trolley Company In Bristol Maintains
Connections Despite a Flood,
Bristol, March 1. To-day's rain storm
caused the Pequabuck river and tribu
tary streams from north creek to over
flow and inundate the manufacturing
district, which caused the majority of
the shops to shut down between 3 and
i o'clock this afternoon. North Main
street was Hooded to the depth of two
or three feet. The trolley cars had to
be taken off, as the water was over the
bottom of the floors, but the snow
ploughs were put on and passengers
were carried on them, so that the com
pany maintained all its connections.
The water caused considerable damage
in the factory of the E. Ingraham com
pany. A Trul n ' Narrow Kscapr.
Middletown, March 1. For the first
time in many years there was a wash
out on the Valley division of the Con
solidated railroad this afternoon, and
that it was not attended with serious
results borders on the miraculous. The
waeh-out occurred Just below the Rocky
Hill station. The mixed freight train
due here at 6:42 p. m. had not wholly
passed over the embankment before it
commenced to slide, but fortunately the
train had passed over before the rails
were in an unsupported condition. Oth
er trains were delayed.
Mock llrolceis Arrested.
Chicago, March 1. Three prominent
members of the Chicago board of trade
were arrested to-day by the federal
authorities on the charge of ' bucket
shopping." The men are James Nicol,
first vice president ofthe board of trade;
HeViry O. Parker, former first president
of the board, and Calvin A. Whyland,
president of C. A. Whyland & Co. All
are charged with using the mails to
defraud in connection with the firm of
McLain Brothers.
Traffic lElocked on Wuligtlf uclc Rout!
Waterbury, Conn., March 1. This
city is closed to railroad traffic over the
Naugatuck divisions and many persons
intending to reach here will have to
spend the night in other places, while
many strangers who intended to spend
the night elsewhere were forced to seek
accommodations at the local hotels.
The tracks at various points of the
road were flooded owing to the freshet.
New llnvrliern Will A I lend.
The Hartford Business Men's associa
tion will hold its annual banquet in
the Allyn house in Hartford next
Thursday evening. Among those who
will attend from this city are H. H.
Guernsey, president of the state associ
ation, and George M. Adkins and Al
derman E. I. Atwater, representing the
local Business Men's association.
'I'o Confer Willi MrKlnley.
Berkeley, Cal., March 1. Professor
Bernard Moses left to-day for Washing
ton in response to a telegram received
last night from Senator Perkins to con
sult with President McKinley in regard
to his anticipated appointment upon the
new Philippine commission,
Decline of American Commere The
Proposed Annual Subsidy of $9,000,
000 How It Is Proposed to Expend It
The $1,300,000 Now Paid for the Car
rying of .11 u 1 1 8 Could bs Saved.
Washington, March 1. The report
prepared by Senaor Frye on the ship
ping bill reported by the committee on
commerce of the senate was made pub
lic to-day. The reports asserts the self
value of a national merchant marine
and deplores our almost entire depend-
ence upon foreign shipping for our
ocean carrying, suggests the danger of
reliance upon the merchant ships of
other nations which may become in
volved in war and the possible com
iplete exclusion of American exports
from their regular foreign markets. The
British-Boer war, it says, has material
ly reduced our means of transportation
and embarrassed our ocean mall ser
vice. The humiliation of our reliance
upon foreign vessels bought and char
tered during our war with Spain, is
referred to, and the broad ground - is
taken that under those sections of the
constitution which empower congress to
provide for the common defense and
general welfare is found the highest
authority for the promotion of our mer
chant marine.
The decrease in American shipping
since 1869 is shown. In that year the
value of imports carried in Ame.I:an
vessels was $289,956,772 and foreign ves
sels $506,492,012. In 1899, American ves
sels carried $160,644,006 and foreign ves
sels $1,806,370,075, the percentage in 1869
for American vessels being 33.1 and in
1899 only 8.9. Three prime factors are
given for the decline of the American
shipping in the foreign trade, namely:
1 The greater cost of building ships
In the United States than elsewhere.
2 The greater cost of operating Amer
ican as compared with foreign ships
3 Causes based on foreign legislative
. The suggestion that this situation
may be overcome by the free admission
of foreign built ships to American reg
ister is met by pointing out that if such
an admission were unconditional it
would result in destroying existing
American shipyards on the Atlantic and
Pacific coasts. The report says: "As
vessels can be built cheaper abroad than
in the United States owing to lower
wages there as unquestionably demon
strated by the testimony taken by the
committee the free admission of foreign
ships would prevent y- shrpn ttm VMf
foreign trade being constructed in the
ship yards of the United States unless
wages were reduced to the foreign level.
Hence the free admission of foreign
ships means the destruction of Ameri
can ship building or else the wholesale
reduction of wages in American ship
yards and the allied Industries connect
ed with ship building,
All competent authorities, the report
states, agree that this bill, if enacted,
will involve a large increase in the
American merchant marine. The pas
sage of this bill, it is claimed, would
probably effect a reduction of $25,000,000
a year in ocean rates on American com
merce, through the additional shipping
and the competition that would be cre
ated. "Foreign opposition," he report
says, "Is being concentrated upon the
bill because foreign shipping interests
clearly see thsft they will be seriously
Injured by the replacing of American
for the foreign vessels now in our for
eign trade."
The maximum annual expenditures
are fixed at $9,000,000 in the bill. About
$1,500,000 is now being paid to American
ships under normal conditions for car
rying our mails, a eum which should be
deducted from the additional expense of
the operation of this bill. About 400,000
additional tons of new shipping, costing
approximately $40,000,000 and occupying
several years in its construction, would
be built in the United States if this bill
Is passed before the maximum expendi
ture of $9,000,000 could be reached.
The special higher compensation pro
vided for steamships of, twelve knots
speed and over is also elaborately ex
plained, it being pointed out that under
ine operation ol l uui m "'"""P" yfamoua hereSy case.,
of a route is possible, as is the case witrrl
spf cial subsidies to certain favored lines,
but that the same routes and the same
compensation ar"e open to all who care
to put on ships or lines.. There are but
361 sea-going screw steamships in the
world to-day that come within the size
and speed conditions that higher com
pensation is fixed for, and of these
twenty-two are protected by the coast
ing laws of the United States, while the
balance receive from their respective
governments upward of $20,000,000 annu
ally. The extra compensation that is
provided for this class of vessels id
merely sufficient in amount to equalize
the advantages enjoyed by the foreign
rivals of prospective high speed Ameri
can vessels.
It is expected that some 340,000 tons
of foreign built vessels now owned or
building for American citizens will be
admitted to American register under the
terms of this bill, their owners being
required to built equal tonnage in the
United States before receiving any com
pensation. "The provisions of the bill
from every point of view," adds the re
port, "are overwhelmingly in favor of
new and more vessels, more shipyards
and greater facilities for ocean trans
portation. While deemed unnecessary,
a provision has been inserted under
which a vessel cannot' receive full com
pensation unless she carries one-half of
a cargo."
This, says the report, completely
answers criticism to the effect that a
vessel might run under the bill for the
compensation given without carrying a
The rates of wages paid in the Euro
pean yards are shown to be on an aver
age less than one-half the rates paid in
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Hawaiian 11111 Passed by Senate Sen
ute's Porto lllcau Hill.
Washington, March 1. After being in
consideration for nearly ten days the
bill providing a form of government for
the territory 'of Hawaii was passed by
the senate to-day without division. Mr.
Cullom has had charge of the measure,
Mr. Clay of Georgia to-day delivered
speech on the Philippines. It was
carefully prepared argument in favor of
the adoption of the Bacon resolutions
declaring it to be the policy of the Unit
ed States to turn over the islands to the
Filipinos as soon as a stable govern
ment could be established by them un,
der the protection of this country.
Porto IlUiiii Hill.
Mr. Foraker, rep. of Ohio, reported
from the committee to which was refer
red the Porto Rlcan tariff bill the senate
substitute, which strikes out the pre
amble and all after the enacting clause
of the house bill, and substitutes the
senate Porto Rlcan bill, already report
ed, with amendments. One of these
amendments is a reduction of the tariff
on Porto Rican products to 15 per cent.
of the Dingley tariff in order to make it
agree with the house bill. An agree
ment was reached to-day to vote on the
conference report of the currency bill
next Tuesday afternoon;
OfAntlquc Lighting Apparatus In the
Gas Company's store Windows.
A most interesting exhibit of antique
lamps, burners and other lighting ap
paratus is shown In the windows of the
New Haven Gas company's store on
Crown street. Some of the articles ex
hibited are very old and are indeed
curious. The contrast between the im
proved lighting methods of to-day and
those old torches and mere flrenys com
pared with modern electric and Wels-
bach lights Is brought vividly to mind
The various lamps shown are labeled
with cards showing the period when ap
paratus of that kind were used. , The
collection Is a valuable one and is prob
ably one of the most complete of the
kind in the state. It attracts much at
tention and even during he rain yester.
day the sidewalks in front of the store
window was crowded with interested
Critical Operation Performed at Grace
Hospital Last Wight.
William Pace of Madison, who was
arrested about a week ago, charged
with vagrancy and sent to jail, under
went a critical operation at Grace hos
pital last night and aa a result was in
a very weak condition. When he was
arrested his feet troubled him greatly
and after being at the jail about a day,
on account of his suffering he was sent
to Grace hospital, where It was discov
ered that three- tow .on' each fot 'wer
frozen. He was taken to the hospital
Monday night and everything possible
wos done for him, but with no good re
sults. Both of his feet were amputated
last night, between the ankle and knee,
and his condition at midnight was criti
Philadelphia Sends Second Install
ments of Convention Money.
Philadelphia, March 1. Mayor Ash
bridge to-day sent to Senator Hanna,
chairman of the national republican
committee, a check for $25,000 for the
republican convention, making one-half
of the fund pledged by the city. The
mayor also announced that the full
amount will be collected within a short
time and without any difficulty. The
members of the National Export Ex
position company, who have control of
the , exposition hall, where the conven
tion will be held, at a meeting to-day
formally transferred the building for the
use of the convention.
Prof. Arthnr C. McGlir rt to Withdraw
from the Presbyterian Roily.
New York, March 1. It is stated that
Professor Arthur C. McGiffert of Union
Theological seminary, author of a "His
tory of Christianity in the Apostolic
Ages" and the cause of no little doc
trinal unrest in the Presbyterian church
at this time, has definitely decided to
withdraw from that church and Join the
Congregational body. This action will
relieve the general assembly In St.
Louis in May from consideration of a
Chief Devery of New York and the
Eight-Hour Movement.
New York, March -1. Chief of Police
Devery to-day in a general order in
structed al 'district and precinct officers
to obtain evidence and prefer charges,
should it be true that patrolmen were
raising a corruption fund to Influence
legislation at Albany giving them eight
hours' duty. It had been decided, so
he was informed, by the Patrolmen's
Benevolent association to collect from
each member of the association $10 for
this purpose.
Meeting Postponed
The free will offering and commemo
ration service which was to have been
held in Trinity church yesterday after
noon by the Women's Christian Tem
perance union was postponed on ac
count of the slim attendance caused by
the fain.
MrKlnley to Go to tV'ew York.
Washington, March 1. President Mc
Kinley will go to New York to-morrow
and on Saturday night he will attend a
banquet at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel
to be given by the Ohio society of New
York. The president will be accompa
nied by Mrs. McKinley.
Tale Coil rant Alednl.
The medal offered by the Yale Cour
ant for the best story of the year ac
cepted by that publication was award
ed last night to D. L. James of Kansas
City, of the closs of 1902. The subject
of Mr. James' story was "My Master
piece," and will appear in the next
number of the Yale Courant.
Northampton Road Passen
ger Goes Through Wash
out Near Plainville.
IJoth Live In Now Haven The Other?
Two Dead Are Unknown Pussennera
Some Seventeen Others Injured, n
Number of Whom Also Live in New
Haven The Lists.
Plainville, March 1. A passengeu
train, southbound, on the Northampton,
division of the New York, New Haven
and Hartford railroad, due in this city,
from Shelburne Falls, Masa, at 6:55
p. m., went through a washout about
two miles north of here, to-night, and
four persons' were -killed and fifteen)
more or less injured. The dead are:
Stephen Searles. enaineer. mnrried. 179
Howurd avenue, New Haven.
Edward Barrows, basriraee master. nn
married, 16 Court street, New Haven.
Two unknown passengers. The body of
one passenger killed has been recovered!
tne otner is still In tlie wreck.
The Injured are: '
Jacob Coi'Dre. fireman, unmarried. Noun
Haven, probably fatally.
u. vv. rninips, express messengers, New
Haven, Injured about head.
William Seymour, mall clerk, 'New Ha
veil, right leg hiirt.
Charles It. Neale. conductor. 148 Hnwnrrf
avenue, New Haven, slight Injuries.
Passengers: ,
George N. Merrill. Bristol. inrernsJ In.
J. T. Newton, Ice dealer, New . Haven,
right arm and left leg injured.
Charles Hills. Hartford, cut shout this
head and right arm.
F. Stanley Barnes, Simsbury, Injured1
about back and head.
J. W. Qrannls, New Haven,', ribs frae.
tured.and right side injnred.
Joel CuuiD. New Haven, rieht srinnlrlnr In.
j lived. '
H. Kedfleld, New Haven, both arms
broken, hurt about the head.
It. W. EiiKan. collector. New Britain, hnr-tf
about head.
. A. Minor, mall clerk, Shelburne Falls,
serious injuries. ,
jonn Jtume, snnsDury, nana crushed. '
The dead were taken to Parmington
by a special train, accompanied bj
Medical Examiner OBborn of Southing-
rttP ; utffl":Meulcal Examiner 'Wrtght-rf
jriumvme. j.ne injured were later tan
en to the Hartford hospital.
The wrecked train was made up oft
engine, baggage and mail car, combina
tion car, passenger car and the pay oar
in the rear; The train was nearly one
and one-half hours late. and was pro
ceeding cautiously when It struck tha .
washdut. The engine passed over safe
ly, but the baggage car was; derailed!
and slipped Its trucks. It landed
in Its naturail position, but when it fell
it dragged the engine with It, and Ilea
at the foot of the embankment a masa
of wreckage with the combination cap
on top of it, and the engine partly so.
The two unknown passengers killed
were in the smoker. There were ' no
women aboard the train at the time,
and according to Conductor Neal but
nine passengers. Seven escaped .with
injuries, but aside from the unknown
man taken from the wreck it is believ
ed that another man lost his life. Bobhi
the killed and seriously injured pass
engers were riding in the smoker. ...i
Jacob. Corper, the fireman, jumped aa
the engine rushed over the embank
ment, but he wbb so seriously injured!
that little hope is entertained of hia
ecovery. The unknown man, whose
body was taken from, the wreckage,
was about fifty years of age, weighed
about 200 pounds, red hair, and wore
dark clothes. He was taken from- the
telescoped smoker and mail car, dead.
Roddey" Degan of Bristol, who waa
riding in the smoker with the two un
known men that were killed, escaped
almost by a miracle with but a fewt
The scene of the wreck is ordinarily
small rivulet, the waters of which.
flow through a spacious culvert. To
day, however, the water assumed great
er proportions than the culvert was abla
to carry away, and owing to the quick
sand nature of the embankment it waa
quickly washed away. A freight train
had passed over the place lees than half
an hour previously.
Owing to a wash-out at Cheshire It
was impossible to get a rejief train from
New Haven, and likewise it was impos
sible to send a wrecking train from
Hartford, and the only assistance that
could be given the injured was from
residents attracted to the scene. There
were 150 mail pouches in the wrecked
mall car and but seventy-five have been
accounted for.
Later. From reports sent In from va
rious stations along the route it is esti
mated that there were fully a score of
passengers aboard. Conductor Neale
was so excited to-night that he was un
able to give a definite estimate, ae ho
had not counted hie tickets.
Arrested tor Theft.
Detective Ward and Sergeant Hayea
last night, in less than two hours after!
having been notified of the theft, cap
tured Nora Toscanno of No. 97 Haven
street, who stole $17 and papers valued
at $20 from Charles Reilly, who, with
his two children, occupies the second
floor of the house at No. 97 Haven
, Civil Service lloarfl.
The civil service board met last night
but did not finish the marking of th
papers of the last examination.

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