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VOL LXVIN0.28L PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN CONN., MONDAY. NOVEMBER 2(1, 1900. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. j ENVOYS REACH AGREEMENT XUEin FIN A L MEETING RESULTS IN AN UNDERSTANDING. ACCIDENTS ON THE LORRAINE, Only the Approval of the Varloug Gov. ermiienta Mow aieceasary Before Den. ntte Negotiations With the Chinese Commissioners Are Begun Precise j bridge rail was smashed Terms of the Settlement Not Known French Note Thought to Have Been Followed. Machinery of the New French Liner Caused Considerable Trouble. New York, Nov. 25. The new French steamship La Lorraine, which arrived this morning-, experienced a hard time crossing. It addition to the weather, which was exceedingly rough, several accidents occurred to the machinery which caused the vessel to slow down, while repairs were being made. Her in and there Yet was a dent in the smoking room roof caused by the giant waves which broke over her, forward. Two of the seamen are in the ship' hospital. One man was struck on the head by a nozzle of Pekin. Nov. 25. The diplomatic body a hns Th. otr,er was swept across the held a final meeting this morning and deck by a wave an(j landed against the agreed upon the terms of the preurnm nary treaty. Nothing now remains ex cept to secure the approval of the re CONDITION OF THE CZAR PERSISTENT REPORTS THAT IT IS WORSE THAN ADMITTED. Livadia Bulletins Suld to Conceal the Gravity of the Emperor's Illness -An Official Statement Yesterday Declares No Complications Have Been Observed and That His Majesty's Condllion Is Satisfactory St. Petersburg, Nov. 24. From three sources of information directely con- nected with as many ministries of state, the St. Petersburg correspondent of The Associated Press to-day ascer- spective governments before definite ne gotiations with the Chinese peace com missioners are begun. The precise terms of the settlement have not yet been made public here, but force(j t0 stop owing to the disarrange. it is believed outside the diplomatic ment of hel. machinery. M. Vallin, the corps, that the1 main points are in sub- chief engineeri says that on Monday, Btantlal agreement with those contained Tuesday and Wednesday the vessel was rail with hie knee badly hurt. La Lorraine left Havre at noon of the 17th nnd iiassed Tiishon's Rock at 2 a. m. Sunday morning. From that ' tained that imperial officials are be time until her arrival the vessel experi- ' coming extremely pessimistic regarding enced rough weather. Four or five the conau!on of Emperor Nicholas and times during tne trip tne vessel w in the French note to the powers, name ly. punishment for the guilty, indemni ty to governments and individuals, re tention of strong legation guards and the occupation of certain places between Pekin and Taku. A party of American cavalry went to-day to disperse a band of bandits in a village sixteen miles from Pekin. The Village was found strongly fortified, but the Americans attacked and captur ed it, killing seven Chinese. A secret edict from Slan Fu to the provincial viceroys and governors or ders them to cease the manufacture of modern arms and to revert to the old etyle of weapons, because modern arms "have proved uterly useless against the foreigners." 1 London, Nov. 26. "The foreign en voys have agreed to demand," says a special dispatch from Pekin, "an ex tension of the legation area, so as to embrace everything from the Hu Tu Men gate to the Tsien Men gate, be tween the walls of the imperial and Tartar cities, a strip a mile long and a third of a mile wide. M. DeGiers, Rus sian' minister, has declined to yield on the indemnity question, and some kind of a verbal compromise has been ar ranged." The Morning Post publishes the fol lowing from its Pekin correspondent dated Saturday: "Wang Wen Chao, now a cabinet minister, has written to Sir Robert Hart from Slan-Fu that Emperor Kwang Su would be glad to return to Pekin, but that his majesty would 'lose his face' if foreign troops were there." The Tien Tsin correspondent of the Standard asserts that "the Russian volte face dates from the czar's ill JieSS." Shanghai sends another batch of re ports from Chinese sources. Among these is a rumor that the allies have l-eached Wei Hul Fu, 300 miles east of Bien Fu, and are proceeding west ward. Another is that the totai of Chu Chau Fu in the province of Che Kiang, has been dismissed, and sixteen ringleaders of missionary murders have been captured. A third says that a Chinese official has arrived at the cap ital at the province of Hu Nan with orders to organize a force of 50,000 Box ers. The Shanghai correspondent of the Daily Bxpress wires that the Russians are assuring the Chinese that the Amur massacres were really repubnant to the Russian officers, but were carried out under orders of Count von Waldersee. forced to stop at different times, each assert that the Livadia bulletins conceal the gravity of his illness. In spite of the notorious ease with which on alarmist rumor can be circu lated in the Russian capital, many BALLET GIRL ATTEMPTS SUICIDE. Third Dorothea May Jumps from Story Window, New York, Nov. 25. Dorothea May, twenty-one years of age, who was once a ballet girl in one of the local bur lesque houseB and who is said to have come from Boston, jumped from a third story window of her boarding house this morning and received perhaps fatal in juries. Her left arm and right leg were broken, her skull was fractured and she received other injuries. Four un finished letters were found, all address ed to a brother John. The young wo man was taken to Roosevelt hospital, where it is said her chances of recovery are slight LIGHTNING THIS MORNING. of the two engines, in order to make : good judges believe that the chances of repairs to the condenser tubes. The the czar's recovery are diminishing, tubes began to leak and the engine ; One report says that the emperor, in room officiate were forced to slow down, j addition to typhoid fever, with pec flrst one engine and then the other, to ' toral complications, has brain fever, stop the leakage. Everything was sat- i the result of the blow he received from isfactory from Wednesday until Friday a fanatical policeman during his tour evening, when it was found necessary ! in Japan; and it is even asserted in to stop the port engine. It was found some quarters that trepanning has be- that the stuffing box gland was out of order, a brass ring had broken. The engine was stopped until Saturday af ternoon at 4 o'clock, while the en gineer's department were making repairs. NEWS 0? EXPLORER PEARY I'lliST Dill ECTISFOR MA TION ETC OM 1I1M SINCE A UG. 38, 18!9. Extracts of betters to Ills Wife Given Ont by Secretary Bridgman, of the Peary Arctic Club-Arrived at Fort Conger March 38, 1900-Intended to Pnsh on at Once. New York, Nov. 25. Herbert L. F ATOM ABLE TO SETTLEMENT. Information Received In Last Few Days nt Washington. Washington, Nov. 25. Such informa tion as has come to the state depart ment in the last few days is Baid to indicate a more favorable condition of affairs respecting the chances foa sat isfactory understanding among the ministers of the powers than during the early part of , last week, when a deadlock seemed imminent. Just what is the nature of this information is not stated, but probably it came as the re sult of Secretary Hay's latest note to the powers setting out afresh the ob ject of the United States government as to China. This note contained the instructions that have been sent to MiniBter Conger and are believed to be of such a nature as to constitute an appeal from the extreme course sug gested by some of the powers as to the treatment of the Chinese government on some of the matters upon which the ministers have been unable to agree. Nothing has come from Mr. Conger fiuring the past forty-eight hours. CAMPANIA HAD HOUGH TItlP. Gules and Squalls Almost All the Way Across. New York, Nov. 25. The Cunarder Campania, which arrived in quarantine Saturday evening, came up to her dock early this morning. She had a rough passage, experiencing gales and squalls almost all the way across. None of the officers cared to discuss the decision of the admiralty court against the Cam pania for running down the barm Em Weton Inst July. Among those who ar rived on the steamer were Peter Cur ran, chairman of the General Federa tion of Unions of Great Britain, and John Welt. They come here as dele gates to a labor convention at Louis ville. Bridgman, secretary of the Peary Arc tic club, to-night gave out extracts from letters received by Mrs. Peary from her husband, Lieutenant Peary, the Arctic explorer. Mr. Bridgman says: "The accompanying extracts from letters of Lieutenant Peary directed by him to his wife at her family residence in Washington contain the first direct information from Peary, the Arctic explorer, since August 28, 1S09. "Mrs. Peary left Sydney, C. B., on July 28 with her daughter to join her husband at Etah. Greenland, on the Windward, Captain Samuel Bartlett. The vessel was last reported at Disco, G-reenland, on August 20 last. "It is an interesting fact to note that the lieutenant has not the slightest knowledge that his wife and daughter are on their way to meet him. And on the other hand none of Mrs. Peary's friends can even hazard a guess as to her exact whereabouts in the ice re gions." Following are the letter extracts furn ished by Mr. Bridgman: "Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, "March 31, 1900. "I arrived here at midnight of the 28th, twenty-four days from Etah. Six and one-half days of this we were held in camp by heavy windstorms. The doctor and Henson each left Etah with natives before we arrived here. The journey was a tedius one owing to the storms, but not an uncomfortable one for me. A number of the dogs died on the way, but I had an ample number for the work ahead. Twenty- one musk oxen were killed the day be fore I arrived. We had an abundant supply of fresh meat. "After resting a few days longer I shall go on with Mott and the best Es kimos, up the North Greenland coast. The doctor and the other Eskimos will remain at the fort hunting. I am in good condition. If I do my work this spring I shall come back and hasten down to meet the ship and turn back with her." The second extract follows: "Cape Durville, Grinnell Land, "March 12, 1900. "I write this note on the chance of Stein and Dr. Kahn reaching Upusauk by way of Melville bay. The fall and winter passed comfortably at Etah, without even a day's indisposition on my part. My feet have given me very little trouble. "I am now at the Windward's winter quarters with the rear division. Mott and the doctor are ahead with two other divisions all on the way to Con ger. All but a few of the natives will return at once from there, leaving a few with me. I shall push on from Conger without delay, perhaps by way of the Greenland coast." come necessary. Although the imperial ministers have assumed wider powers in administra tion since his majesty's illness began, the whole machine of government is af fected by his disability, and many de partments are almost at a standstill. Russian laws and customs impose an immense burden of detail work, partic ularly in the matter of signatures, upon the czar, for example, numerous spe cial pensions whose payment on each occasion requires the emperor's name. Berlin, Nov. 25. The following spe cial dispatch dated St. Petersburg, No vember 25, 3:40 a. m., has been re ceived here: "It is persistently rumor ed in St. Petersburg that the condition ! of Emperor Nicholas Is critical. Well j Informed people here declare that the disease has made far greater progress I than the czar's physicians have pub licly admitted. A fatal issue Is now gravely feared." St. Petersburg, Nov. 25, 12 m The following bulletin was issued thhvmorn- ing at Livadia: "The czar passed a : quiet day yesterday. At 3 o'clock yes terday afternoon his temperature rose to 103.6, the pulse being 88. At 9 o'clock in the evening the temperature was 102.2 and the pulse 88. His majesty ! This morn- I An Unusual Phenomenon for This Time of Year Observed. The unusual phenomenon of thunder and lightning at this timeiof the year occurred about 1 o'clock this morning. A cold rain had been falling in torrents art times during the evening and In fact all day with short intermissions. No lightning appeared, however, until the hour mentioned above, when there came a few sharp flashes followed by quite heavy thunder. DEATH OF JOHN W. HENDRIE GENEROUS BENEFACTOR OF YALE PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. limn SUNDAY IN PARIS HOLDS Pit JV ATE SERVICE IN HIS HOTEL APARTMENTS. Reads a Portion of Scripture and a Member of Ills Suite Delivers a Sermon A Conference With Dr. I.eyds Scenes In Front of the Hotel -High Olliclnls Call. PHi'ls, Nov. 25. Mr. Kruger passed Sunday with his family at the Hotel Scribe, observing the Sabbath in ac cordance with the customs of his fatherland. His apartments were closed to visitors and he remained within them, indulging himself in perfect rest. Although the Boulevards were alive to a late hour last night with merrymak ers and singing songs, the Hotel Scribe was cordoned and the revellers did not disturb his rest. This morning found him quite recov ered from the fatigue. After an early breakfast he conferred vith Dr. Leyds. There being no church of his own de nomination In Paris, he held a private (service In his apartments, surrounded by his entourage. Mr. Kruger read a portion of Scrinture and a member of siept wen during tne nignt. mis morn- his suUe read a 8errnn prepared in lug ills general conuuion ana sirenpin are satisfactory. Temperature 99.5, Many Gifts to Educational Institu tions -Henilrle Hall, of the Yale I.RW School, Named In Ills Honor Gave SIOO.OOO to the University. Sound Beach, Conn., Nov. 25. John W. Hendrie, one of the most prominent and wealthy men of the state and dis tinguished for his philanthropy and gifts to educational institutions in va rious parts of the country, died this morning at his residence here after an illness of several months from general debility. He was born November 18, 1821, in Sound Beach, and remained here until twenty-two years of age, when he se cured a position as a teacher in another town and afterward entered Yale col lege, graduating in 1851. In 1854 he went west to seek his fortune and with a capital of small size entered into bus iness in San Francisco, having as a partner H. M. Lockwood of New York, with whom he continued to be associat ed in various enterprises for half a century. At his retirement from business in California he was worth a considerable YOUNG MILLIONAIRE MURDERED. Fatal Quarrel In a Minneapolis Hotel Newspaperman Arrested. Minneapolis, Nov. 25. Frank H. Hamilton, a Minneapolis newspaper man, is a prisoner at the central police niM.."..ihP,i for ins Philanthropy .station with the charge of murder against him as the result of the stab bing to death of Leopard Day, a young millionaire society man of the city, at the West hotel to-day. The tragedy took place in the billiard room of the West hotel at 2 o'clock in the morning after a quarrel participated in by Ham ilton, Day and a number of other prom inent men. All had been drinking, it was said, to a considerable extent. The men who had taken part in the affray at onoe left the place, but were later found by the police, who took charge of the case. You will find our advertisement of to-day on Page 2. Howe & Stetson. A STRANGE HOARDING SCHOOL. The Muster Went to New York and Left the Boys to Sleep In a Hencoop, New York, Nov. 25. Four boys wham' Magistrate Brann directed the Gerry society to deliver to their parents were brought before him in the Jefferson Market police court to-day. The boys were Albert Moueert, six years old; Ed ward Quay, twelve years old; Harold Norman, eleven yearn old, all of New There was a long cut on the top of York an(J George Cayoway, nine years the dead man's head, his face and wrist were badjy bruised and a knife thrust on the left side of the neck had severed the sub-clavicle artery., Coroner Nelson, at the request of friends of the prisoner and of the dead man, held an Inquest this afternoon, when all witnesses of the tragedy testi fied. None saw the fatal blow struck, but all agreed that Hamilton was the only man with whom. Day had been righting. Leonard Day was twenty-five years old. He had lived for many years in old, of Ridgefield Park, N. J. The bovs looked unkempt and as if they had been i. touring the country on freight trains. Agent Moore told the court that they had been at the Beacon Heights boarding echool at Tuckahoe, which was broken up on Saturday by Dr. Balch of the Yonkera Children's soci ety by the arrest of the principal, Wil liam E. Duffy, on a charge of neglect ing the eight boys Jn his care. Dr. Balch's descent on the place waa brought about by a concerted com plaint on the part of people living: in and with his mother he., waa living" at the West hotel. He was well known In society circles. Frank H. Hamilton is fortune, and he returned to the east to comparatively a stranger in Minneapo this city. His father died six years ago--! the neighborhood of the echool. Ona settle again in the town of his birth. His gifts to California institutions were generous and numerous, his principal benefaction in San Francisco being $15, 000 to the Mercantile library, made in 1897. The same year a gift of $50,000 to Yale law school was announced, and later contributions to the university brought his gifts up to double that amount. Hendrie hall, the fine main building of the Yale law echool was named in honor of him. He also made various gifts to local churches and benevolent 'institutions. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, all living In Sound Beach. The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at the First Congregational church here, and the burial will be conducted with Masonic rites. lie. He came to this city last spring and has since been employed as sport ing reporter on ore of the local pipers. He has a wealthy uncle residing in Now York. pulse 75. No complications have been observed." whatever BAGGAGE CAR JUMPS TRACK. Traffic of the Naugatuck and Bcrkshtr llond Mocked. advance. At an early hour free circulation was resumed in the streets about the hotel, whose only guardians, two policemen, stood on either side of the principal en trance. The number of passersby was not greater than the ordinary Sunday crowd. Toward 8 p. m., however, pe destrians Increased and along the Bou levard came one hundred shouting and Derbv. Nov. 25. The tracks of the Naugatuck and Berkshire divisions of iK"S boys, i heir advent Increased the New York, New Haven and Hart- j th enthusiasm was rapidly worked up ford railroad here were blocked for sev- i an(' the streets began to fill. Cheers for eral hours to-night by a big baggage Mr- Kruger began, and the police lin ear belonging to a theatrical company mediately established a cordon about which was attached to the 9 o'clock the hotel. Several companies of repub train from New Haven. The remain- j Hcnr guards quickly arrived, der of the train wag left on a trestle In half an hour the scene resembled near the station while the car was be- that of yesterday. Responding to cries BA1TLE IN Il.OlLO OCT. 30. Americans Lost Three Killed and the Insurgents Over One Hundred. " Manila, Nov. 25. Particulars have just been received from Hollo of the battle October 30, at Bugason, Island of i prmcipie COMPULSORY ARBITRATION. APPROVED AL3I0ST UNANIMOUSLY BY LATIN AMERICAN CONGRiESS. ing shifted onto the tracks of the Nau gatuck division. In making a flying switch the car left the rail3 and went across the tracks, delaying the New Haven train until 10:30, when the de railed car was replaced and the train proceeded to Ansonlo. While the rear of the train was on the trestle John Greenwood of Ansonla stepped from the platform of a car in the darkness and fell fifteen feet. He sustained a frac ture of one arm and internal injuries. GA YE HIM KNOCKOUT DROPS. GERMANY AND TURKEX. Heavy Snowfall at Plottsburfi, N. Y. Plattsburg, N. Y., Nov. 25. Snow commenced falling in this vicinity early this morning and has continued steadily all day. There is now more than a foot of snow on the level. It is heavy, and as there was no wind it will make excellent sleighing. Lumbering will commence throughout the Adiron dacks to-morrow. Trains were delayed from two to four hours throughout northern New York. A Difficulty Arises Over Use of an Island In Ked Sea. Constantinople, Nov. 25. A difficulty? has arisen between Germany and Tur key. The Ottoman government objects to Germany using Far San Island, in the Red sea, as a coaling station and wishes to establish trade policies ac cessible to all the powers. Germany, however, insists that she will not aban don the island. Died In a Bath Tub. Hartford, Nov. 25. Herbert W. John son, aged twenty-Eeven, died sudden ly this noon of heart disease, while stepping into a bathtub at his home on Hungerford street. His wife, to whom he had been married only three months, .survives him. Charge of a Cmmerclal Traveller Against a New fork Trio, New York, Nov. 25. Allan Bellin fonte, thirty-four years old, who claims to, come from Boston, Mass., where he fays he is employed as a commercial traveler for a hardware firm, appeared in court this morning as complainant against Emma Bolton, twenty-eight years old; John White, twenty-six, and Martin Dwyer, twenty-four, who, he says, gave him knockout drops and then robbed him. He claims the robbery took place at a house on First street and that he was relieved of $14. The prisoners all deny the charge, but Mag istrate Pool adjourned the hearing un til to-morrow, holding the prisoners in $1,000 ball each. Bellinfonte was sent to the house of detention. FATAL LAMP EXPLOSION, and plaudits, Mr. Kruger came for a moment upon the balcony, accompanied by his granddaughters. Again at five o'clock the tumult was such that he re appeared, but only for a moment. During the afternoon and early even ing there was no falling off In the num ber of spectators. It was ten o'clock before the people had sufficiently dis appeared to permit the circulation of carriages. Some manifestations of an unimport ant character occurred during the af ternoon in front of the office of the Libre Parole and the Intranslgeant, but the police quickly dispersed the demon strators, arresting some who had utter ed antl-Brltlsh cries. Many cards were left at the Hotel Sculbe during the day, among them of : M. Delcasse, minister of foreign affairs, ! and other high officials of the foreign j office. Mr. Kruger will spend to-morrow morning in conferring with the Boer j representatives. The afternoon will be devoted to receiving deputations and ' prominent people who have made ap pointments. No decision, It Is under stood, has been reached as to when Mr. . Kruger will leave Paris. According to the best information obtainable this i evening, he will remain here until Wed nesday evening or Thursday morning. It is said that he will go directly to Hol land, not stopping In Belgium, where he may go later on. Panay when two hundred Bolomen and fifty riflemen attacked the Americans, who lost three killed, Lieutenant H. M. Koontz, Sergeant Kitchen and Corpo ral Burns, all of the Co. F, Forty-fourth infantry. Corporal Burns was boloed while re connoltering, and Lieutenant Koontz and Sergeant Kitchen were pierced by spears, while going to relieve an out post. When the garrison in force attacked the, rebel?, forty-nine of the latter were killed. None of the other parties of at tacking natives made much of a stand and the insurgents lost 103 killed all told. Four natives will be hanged at Da gupan, Luzon, next Thursday. They are under conviction for arson and murder, the victims of the latter crime including two American prisoners. The military courts are now returning num erous death sentences upon natives. Chile Alone Protests Against the Ac tionThe Decision Also Provides That Guarantees Shall be Given for Faith ful Performance of Conclusions Reached by the Arbitration Tribunal. Washington, Nov. 25. Dispatches from Madrid received in official diplo matic quarters here make the first an nouncement that in the debates before the Latin-American congress, whose sessions have just been concluded, the of compulsory arbitration HARVARD PLAYERS' INJURIES. New Britain Woman Terribly Burned Dies In an Hour. New Britain, Nov. 25. Mrs. Lena Kossuth, aged sixty-nine, who lived with her niece, Mrs. Martin Holtseldter of Clinton street, was fatally burned this afternoon by the explosion of an oil tamp which set fire to her eiothino:. Death occurred an hour after the accident. Daly's Not Serious Hallowell and Bow- ditch Not In Good Shape. Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 25. The Har vard football teams arrived in Boston at a very early hour this morning. Most of them have left Cambridge. Captain Daly, whose Injuries "are not as serious as at first thousht, has gone up into New Hampshire fo ra few days. Jim Lawrence has taken one or two other fellows up to his home in Groton Captain-Elect Campbell is still in town, as is also Coach Dibblee. The latter has said definitely that he will not, un der any consideration, coach the team another year, even if he ii asked. None of the Injuries received by the players is of any great importance. Hallowell and Bowditch are not In very good shape. When Sharpe kicked a goal from the field they were com pletely knocked out, Bowditch being hit in the stomach and Hallowell In the head. As neither knows what hap pened to him they must have run Into each other when at full speed. In a few days they will be all right. A CC1D ENT ON Til E B. AND M. A Duel Likely. Havana, Nov. 25. It is said that Gen eral Rodriguez, mayor of Havana, has challenged Senor San Miguel, editor of La Lucha, to fight a duel, in conse quence of an alleged libellous article attacking- thevintegrity of the mayor's office. General Rodriguez nas named Senor Alenan as his second. La Luchia publishes a statement to day that it had no intention of attack ing the character of the mayor. Both parties deny that the matter will be carried any further, but the friends of both say that tne aeniais was only a fuse to put the police off the scent. Telcuraplilc and fable Notes. New York, Nov. 25. Moralise the custom house officials hurt received "Information" that he was endeavoring to bring some jewels into the country duty free. V. I,. Tessera, a cabin passenger of tile steamship , Campania hud his goods searched to-day on ; tile dock when the vessel landed its 'pas sengers. Air. Tessera was indignant at the treatment tie received, and said: "So far ', as i can see the only ground for the storr ! is that I lost a package containing precious and resulted in s stuiies to tin: wiiuu ..i alioiitl.i. i report- i fireman of the Bai New York. Nov. 25. Details of the vet eran corps of artillery of the military soci ety of 1812 nt sunrise tills morning 'raised flags over the blockhouse in Central Paric and in Battery Park. The event was In commemoration of Evacuation day, the day that, the British troops left Now York. Holyoke, Mass., Nov. 2.5. Herbert jr. Farr. a loading Holyoke manufacturer and the founder of the Farr Alpaca company committed suicide by shooting himself hi the head at an early hour this morning Mr. Farr had been u sufferer from nervoiis prostration for over five years, i Washington, Nor. 25. The condition of ' Hon. George W. Wilson, commissioner of Internal revenue, Is very critical to-night He is weaker than on yesterday but still re tuins consciousness. Washington, Nov. 25. President McKin ! ley and members of the cabinet who attenrt ; ed the banquet In Philadelphia last night I returned to .Washington at 7:30 this inornl ing. Misplaced Switch Causes Passenger Train to Crash Into a Freight. Salem, Mass., Nov. 25. A misplaced switch on which the signal light had gone out caused an accident In the Salem yard of the Boston and Maine railroad system here this morning, which involved a monetary loss of $8,000 or $10,000, delayed traffic for some hours light injuries to the Bangor-Boston Pullman train and to an Armstrong- transfer a.rent. The Bangor express coming east, just after leaving the station, took the switch which had been left open, and the engine crossed over the main Iron and ran into the middle of a freight train. The crash of the collision was terrific, being heard for blocks in all directions, eo that an immense crowd gathered in a very few minutes. All the train hands concerned in the acci. dent were summoned to Boston to ap pear before the superintendent for the purpose of placing the blame. Caracas, Venezuela, Nov. 25. The Vene zuelan government has received from Ger many 10,000 Mauser rifles and 3,000,000 car-triages. urged by the Peruvian delegates had been approved by almost unanimous vote, Chile alone holding out and pro testing against the action taken. Tha decision not only favors compulsory ar bitration in disputes between the South American republics, but also provides that guarantees shall be given for the faithful performance of the conclusions reached by the arbitration tribunal. Aside from the immediate questions involved, the decision of the congress is regarded in South American quarters as significant of the alignment of- the southern republics on the increasing differences which , have arisen of late and which are threatening to bring rainy day during the week Duffy- went to Itew York and locked the eight boya out.' They had no place to go and those in the vicinity of the echool saw them wandering aimlessly around, shivering: from the cold. The noon hour cams and Duffy did not return and the boya had no dinner. It was after nightfall when Duffy did return. The neighbors thought it was a queer sort of a board ing echool and many of them investi gated It. Those of them who had talks with the boys concluded thet something; must be done and the matter waa brought to the attention of Dr. Balch. On Saturday Dr. Balch went to the ( echool and arrested Duffy and took charge of the boys. Duffy was ar raigned Immediately before a local magistrate and discharged on the con dition that he surrender the boys to tha care of the Children society. Eddie Quay, who had been at the school longer than any of the other boys, says there was no appearance of a eebool about ,the place and that Duffy, cooked the meals. He eaid he thought his peo ple paid $15 a week to Duffy for his board and "schooling." Quay eaid: "Duffy whipped us often and would never let a boy home except on a holi day. He went to New York very often. At least two days a week he would go and one week not long ago he went ev ery day. He would leave slices of bread and some meat for us in a bag. If he did not come back at night ,we had to sleep wherever we could. We ' always wont In. the chicken coop." Young Quay said that Duffy came from Philadelphia. BIG FIRJB IN MYSTIC. (Continued on Sixth Page.) BURIED IN SNOW AND ICE. Probable Pate of Crew and Passengers of the St. Olaf. Quebec, Nov. 25. The searching par ty which left Seven Islands on Satur day afternoon to rescue any of the pas sengers or crew of the wrecked steamer St. Olaf who might have reached land returned this evening. They report having found only one body, that of Mis Page, burled in the snow and ice. The general opinion among seafaring men is that the disaster occurred dur ing the night of Wednesday last, aa Miss Page was attired in night robes, and that twentyslx passengers succeed ed in lnnding, only to die from cold and starvation on Boule Island, and that their bodies will be found under snow, which Is three feet deep there. An other searching party will go out to morrow to search for the bodies in the snow. Operation of Bankruptcy Act. Washington, Nov. 25. E. C. Bran denburg in charge of bankruptcy mat ters has made a report to the attorney general on the operation of the bank ruptcy act of July 1, 1898. The report says with reference to voluntary cases that advantage Is being taken of the law by men of all classes and in all walks of life, and in every section of the country. The states showing the greatest number of petitions filed dur ing the year are Illinois, with 8,008; New York with 3,007; Iowa, 992; Ohio, 857; Minnesota, 845, and Pennsylvania, 809. The smallest number of voluntary petitions were filed in the following states; Nevada, G; Delaware and Wyo ming, 12 each; Idaho, 30; South Caroli na, 37; Oklahoma, 39; Florida, 87, and Rhode Island, 39.. Sew Catholic Chapel Dedicated. Norwich, Nov. 25. The new Catholic chapel at Taftville, a suburb, was ded icated to-day, Bishop Tierney presiding at the services, assisted by Rev. N. O. Bellerose of Norwich and Rev. C. J. Mc EJroy of Derby. The bishop expressed the thanks of the parish to the Tone-. mah Cotton Mill company for the free gift of the site of the handsome new edifice. The Opera Honse Destroyed Th X,on i Abont 930,000, Mystic, Nov. 25. Fire early this morning destroyed the Mystic opera nouee, ana ror a time threatened to wipe out all the buildings in. the blook. On account of poor water pressure, the local Are department was unable to-get a stream above the second story, and were obliged to send to Stonington for help. When an engine and fifty men from that place arrived, their efforts had to be directed to saving the adja- ; centi buildings, the opera house being then completely in the power of the flames. The losa is about $30,000. The opera house waa rebuilt in 1893 at a cost of $17,000, and with Ite furnishings was valued at $20,000, most of which is covered by insurance. The building was owned by George E. Tripp. Five stores occupied the first floor of the structure, and their owners, George W. Tingley, (billiards and pool room), Charles L, Heine, (boots and shoes), Horace M. Fitch, (wall papers), Cyrus S. Mitchell, (jewelry), and Nathan B. Hill, (paints and oils), are heavy losers. The origin of the blaze is uncertain. It started apparently in the lamp room, of the opera house, but whether it waa intentionally set or was due to spon taneous combustion Is unknown. Thia is the third serious fire that has oc curred In the building since it waa originally built, about ten years ago. During the Are, Charles H. Foley, a fireman of Myotic, got a finger Jammed in a hose reel, and it was found neces sary to amputate the member. BRITISH STJEAMER STRANDS. Threw Vitriol in Ills Face. Lowell, Mass., Nov. 26. Mrs. Eliza beth Letoile, thirty-two, is under arrest charged with a terrible assault upon John B. Bouchard, a former lover. The police expect to prove that prompted by jealousy the woman deliberately threw cup of vitriol in the man's face. Bouchard will lose his sight. Tha al leged assault was committed In Mrs. Xietolle's apartments. Hard and Fast on Maryland Coast Crew Refused to Leave Her. Lewes, Del., Nov. 25. Tha British Bteamer Margaret Jones, Captain Wil liams, in ballast, from Malta for Dela ware Breakwater, for orders, stranded; at 3 o'clock this morning direotly oppo site the Isle of Wight life saving sta tion, near Ooean City, Md. She is hard and fast. The crew refuse to leave her. Heavy anchors will be put out and a hawser will be run to the shore to steady her. Tha wrecking tug Lottie left this morning to assist tha Jones. The steamer is in no immediate dangef. Several Disastrous Fires. Rochester, Nov. 25. Fire to-day de stroyed the plant of the Citizens" Light and Power company and the Washing ton flour mills,' causing a loss estimated at about $175,000. Beatrice, Neb., Nov. 25. Fire which) broke out in the general merchandise" store of Begole & Varsdale to-day total ly destroyed the brick block in which it was located, together with stocks, in volving a total loss of $85,000. Tiffin, O., Nov. 25. The Tiffin woolen mills, the largest manufacturing estab lishment in the city, was ruined by flra to-night. Loss $.75,000.