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NEW HAVEN. CONN.. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1902. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. E ROUGE GONE. Wiped Out by a Terrible Eruption of Mont Pelee Saturday Night. THE PEOPLE AGAIN FLEEING SOO REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED. 1c Carbet Swept by a Tidal Wave I in possible to Approach the Rained Town of St. Pierre from the Sea Shower, of A.hea Fall Over the I.Iand and the Inhabitant, of Fort de France Are Terrified. Castries, Island of St. Lucia, B. W. I., Sept, 1. The British steamer Korona arrived here yesterday evening from Fort de France, Island of Martinique. She reports that a terrible eruption of Mont Pelee occurred at 9 o'clock Sat urday night, and that people who ar rived at Fort de France from the northern part of the island reported that the village of Morne Rouge (near the district previously devastated) had been entirely destroyed, and that Le Carbet ( a village on the coast, close to the southern end of the territory which was destroyed at the time of the great eruption) had been swept by a tidal wave. About two hundred persons lost their lives. A sloop from the Island of St. Vin cent, which reached here this morning, reports that Mont Pelee's crater is now quiet, but that the detonations during Saturday night were the loudest heard up to that time, and that the inhabi tants were terribly alarmed. Castries, Island of StLucia, B. W. I., Sept. 1. Mont Pelee has been 4n con stant eruption since August 15. There was an enormous fall of ashes from the volcano the night of the 25th. There was a very severe eruption the night of the 23th. The mountain burned fiercely that night and out at sea passing ves sels were covered with ashes. The night of the 30th there were three sep arate eruptions. . It is' impossible to approach the ruin ed town of St. Pierre from the sea. The people of. the village of Le Carbet, on the coast, 'are terror stricken and flying, to the interior. Hot water is pouring down on Lorrain and Basse Polnte. The governor of Martinique has or dered every available boat to remove people from the coast villages to Fort de France. At 8 o'clock in the evening of the SOth the sky was cloudless. Suddenly one half of the horizon was obscured by a Wack cloud of dust. This cloud was the center of most magnificent electric effects, the flashes of light surpassing the most elaborate fireworks. Flames and flashes continued to burst from the cloud until nearly midnight. Columns of flame shot out of the crater of Mont Pelee to explode about the cloud in showers of balls of golden fire which fell through the darkness in myriads of sparks. Three large aureoles were seen In the sky over the opening of the cra ter. A tidal wave rushed upon Fort de France and the terrified inhabitants of the 'port "fled 'in large numbers to the interior. The wave did but slight dam age. At midnjght of the 30th Mont Pelee was quiet, shortly after that hour there came another shower of ashes accompanied by vivid sheet lightning. In addition to the two hundred re ported to have lost their lives at Le Carbet and Morne Rouge, many other persons are said to have been killed all over the northern districts of the isl and. The governor of Martinique is be lieved to have started for the scene of destruction. Basse-Terre, Island o Gaudeloupe, French "West Indies, Sunday, Aug. 31. The French Transatlantic Company's steamer Salvador, which has just ar rived at Polnte-a-Pitre, reports that she left Fort de France, Island of Mar tinique, yesterday afternoon, and pass ed Mont Pelee at 7 o'clock the same evening. The volcano was then in vio lent eruption. On approaching the Isl ands of lies Saintes (small islands off the south extremity of Guadeloupe) ashes were falling on the vessel. She arrived off Pointe-a-Pitre.at 5 o'clock, but was unable to enter that part until i 11 o'clock at night, owing to the obscurity. CORRIGAN'S SUCCESSOR. Propaganda Recommend Appoint ment of Right Rev. John M. Parley. ' Rome, Sept. 1. The propaganda after a lengthy sitting to-day, decided to recommend the pope to appoint the Right Rev. John M. Farley, D. D., the auxiliary bishop of New Tork, as arch bishop of New York.in succession to the late Most Rev. Michael Augustine Corrigan, and Right Rev. George Mont gomery, bishop of Los Angeles, Ca!., as coadjutor to the Most Rev. Patrick William Riordan, archbishop of San Francisco. Cardinal Gotti, prefect of the propa ganda presided and' the other cardinals present were Serafino Vannutelli. Vin cent Vannutellli, Satolli, Steinhuber, Segna, Cretoni, Vives y Tuto and Mar tinelli. The discussion lasted three and a half hours. Explosion of French Submarine Boar Charbourg, France, Sept. 1. An ex plosion occurred to-day on board the submarine boat Le Francais. Several men, were injured. ' DENIED BY THE PRESIDED. Report Regarding Attorney General Knot and General Wood. East Northfield, Mass.. Sept 1. The attention of the president having been called to the published statement that Attorney General Knox's name was be ing credited with the view of appointing him to a justiceship on the supreme court bench to succeed Justice George Shiras, it can be said on the authority of the president himself that not only does he not contemplate such a move, but Justice Shiras has not resigned. The president classed all such state ments as without the least foundation and that they only come into his mind when he sees them in print. The same published statement also credits him with having reached the conclusion to place the construction of the isthmian canal under the Jurisdic tion of the army with General Leonard Wood as chairman of the canal commis sion. The president likewise is author ity for the statement that he has no in tention whatsoever of changing the civil nature of the commission. FRENCH DIPLOMATIC CHANGES. M.Jules Cambun Assigned to Madrid -Kew Ambassador for Ro.ala. Paris, Sept. 1. The Journal Officlel to-morrow will publish a decree making the diplomatic appointments referred to in these dispatches of August 29 as fol lows: M. Jusserand, the French minister at Copenhagen, to be French ambassador at Washington. M. Jules Cambon, French ambassador to the United States, to be French am bassador at Madrid. , M. Bomhard, chief of the consular bu reau of the foreign office, to be French ambassador at St. Petersburg In suc cession to the Marquis de Montebello. LABOR DAY CELEBRATIONS GR AT PARADES IX THE LEAD ING CITIES. Twenty Thousand Bleu, Mostly Millers, March In Scranton Many Al.o Tarn Oat at Wtlkeibarre Contribution. Taken for Ihe Relief of the Miner. Daring the Parade In Denver Walter. March In Fnll Dress In Cleveland. Scranton, Pa., Sept. 1. Twenty thou sand men marched In the Labor day parade here to-day. It was the biggest labor procession ever seen in this city. The striking mine workers formed the entire first division and they were over twelve thousand strong. No demon stration was made at any of the col lieries, and the strike situation here re mains unchanged. Wllkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 1. Nearly ten thousand men took part In the Labor day parade in this city to-day. All the trades unions were represented, but the majority of those in line were miners. The strikers were cheered all along the line of march. They carried banners which bore inscriptions pleading for their cause, Denver, Sept. 1. During the Labor day parade in this city to-day men in a wagon received contributions from people along the line of march for the relief of the anthracite coal miners of Pennsylvania. About ten thousand men were in the parade. New York, Sept. 1. Labor day in New York was observed with a parade of nearly forty thousand men. There were the usual sporting events and pic nics by various political organizations. Cleveland, Sept. 1. Twenty thousand worklngmen started on a five-mile route in their annual parade in this city to-day. One hundred waiters were in full dress, Including silk hats, and one hundred bootblacks were a part of the procession. There were no women marchers, although a large number of them rode in carriages who were rep resentative of their sex in the labor "world. Buffalo, Sept. 1. Over ten thousand men participated in the Labor day pa rade in this city to-day, and the annual picnic was held. Business was very generally suspended. New Orleans, La., Sept. 1. President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor to-day reviewed an immense parade of organized labor. It was the' first celebration under the law making the first Monday in September Labor day. Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 1. Labor day was celebrated here to-day appro priately with a parade in which labor unions and merchants and manufac turers participated. San Francisco, Sept. 1. Celebration of Labor day In this city wa more generally observed to-day than ever be- (Contlnued on Sixth Page.) 810,000 to Aid Miner.. Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 1. The or ganized workmen of Philadelphia to day paid their tribute to President John Mitchell. The presence of the miners chief was made t'ae occasion of prob ably, the greatest demonstration that organized labor has ever held on "La bor Day." In the forenoon a parade was held. Ten thousand men were in line. After the parade a big n!nic was held. There were probably 40,000 persons in attendance. Here Mr. Mitchell made two addreses. The proceeds of the picnic, about $10,000, was turned over to the miners union. Merlden Hoy'. Fatal Fall. Mertden, Conn., Sept. 1. Albert Frazier, aged 14 years, son of Albert Frazier Sr., fell forty-five feet from the top of a cliff on Prospect street to-day, and sustained a fracture of the skull. Be will die. ANSWERS IN MERGER S01T GENERAL DENIAL SET VP BY DE FENDANT CORPORATIONS. Filed In United Slate. Court in Jllnot. ota Yesterday - Afternoon Declare. That Kortberu Securities Company Ha. Never Conducted Any Business In Minnesota Never Became Subject to the Law. of the State. St. Paul. Minn., Sept. L The defend--ants in the merger suit brough by the state of Minnesota filed their answers this afternoon in the office of the clerk of the United States circuit court. The suit was brought by the state against the Northern Securities Co., James J. Hill, as president of that com pany; James J. Hill, as an individual; the Great Northern Railway Co., and the Northern Pacific Railway Co. There is one answer for the Securities Co., and Mr. Hill, in his character as president and Individually; one for the Great Northern and one for the North ern Pacific. But the answers of the Securities Co. and of Mr. Hill sets up all the matters of defense, and the railways in their pleadings simply follow the Securities company's answer with such changes of phraseology as are required by their diverse characters. The main answer, that of the Securi ties company, is more than usually di rect and plain for a legal pleading. It is a general denial of the complaint. Defendants deny that the Northern Securities company has ever conducted any business In Minnesota, or had any place of business, or owned any proper ty in the state and the railways, the the property of the Eastern Railway of Minnesota, are operated by virtue of a lease to the Great Northern Rail way Co. They also deny that James J. Hill was on November 13, 1901, or that he has ever been, the owner of, or in the possession or control of, or had on said day, or at any time, subject to his di rection or disposition, more than a ma jority or more than a porton far less than a majorty, of the captal stock of the Great Northern Co. They deny that the Northern Pacific Railway Co. ever became a corporation of, or within the state of Minnesota, or that it ever be came subject to the laws thereof, ex cept by filing a copy of its articles with the secretary of state and complying with the statutes. They also deny that the Northern Securities company's lines have since the organization of the Se curities company been operated subject to the dictation or control of the offi cers of that company, and deny that the board of directors of the Northern Pa cific company, when the bill was filed, or at any time since, have been the per sons stated in said bill. They admit that cities and towns named In the bill are points on each of the two lines of railway, but deny that the lines between these points are parallel or that the lines competed for freight or passenger traffic between said points in any different manner or (Continued on Sixth Page.) KRAMER BEATEN. Vanquished at Vallsburg by J. B Bowler of Chicago. Newark, N. J., Sept. 1. About 5,000 persons saw Champion Kramer defeat ed at Vailsburg by J. B. Bowler of Chicago to-day. The summaries: Quarter mile (amateur) Won by Marcus L. Hurley, N. Y. A. C; Teddy Billtngton, N. Y. A. C, second. Time, :S3 2-5. Half mile (professional) Won by J. B. Bowler, Chicago; F. L. Kramer, Or ange, second. Time, lml 1-5 s. Match race (half mile heats) Won by M. L. Hurley In two straight heats; Teddy Blllington, second. Time, 2:0!) 1-5. Five mile handicap (professional) Won by Frank L. Kramer. Orange (scratch); F. S. Beauchamp, Australia (150 yards) second; John Bedell, Lln brook (100 yards) third; Iver Lawson, Salt Lake City (scratch) fourth. Time, 10:35. Two mile handica'p (amateur) Won by S. A. Shirley. Columbus, O., (120 yards). Time, 4:05 2-5. Lap prize won by Fred Dahlke, Buffalo. A Terrible Train Wreck. Birmingham, Ala., Sept. 1. While rounding a curve on a high embank ment near Berry, Ala., at 9:30 o'clock this morning the engine and four cars of an excursion train on the Southern railway leaped from the track and roll ed over and over down the incline, smashing the coaches into kindling- wood and causing the instant death of twenty-one persons and the injury of eighty-one others. Physicians say that at least twenty-nine of the injured can not live. All the dead are negroes ex cepting two. Parker Gnu lab Mtoot. Meriden, Sept. 1. At the first day of the Parker Gun club shoot held in this city to-day many crack shots from all over the country attended. Many ex cellent scores were made. Among the highest, Claridge, of New Haven, and Dickey, of Boston, scored 163 birds out of a possible 175; Root, of Providence, 159 out of 175; Floyd, of New York, 156 out of 175, and Hull, of Meriden, Whit ney, of New York, and Griffith, of Pas ceag, R. I., 155 out of 175. Grover, of New York, secured 111 birds out of a possible 125. 1,000,0011 Fire. Montreal, Sept. 1. Dispatches receiv ed here this morning report the destruc tion of the village of La Belle, Quebec, last night. Later reports make the loss $1,000,000. Fourteen buildings were turned. No accident has been reported. MEMBER OF DANISH NOBILITY. William Bartholin Held !lu Chicago fur Double Harder. Copenhagen, Denmark, Sept 1. "Wil liam Bartholin, who is wanted by the police of Chicago to explain the murder of his mother and his sweetheart, Min nie Mitchell, is the son of a scion of Danish nobility, William Peter Bartho lin, who died at the Soldiers' home in Milwaukee, Wis., some years ago. The elder Bartholin came of a distinguished family of the Danish nobility. He was a jurist, was educated at the University of Copenhagen and had the title of Gen tleman of the Bed Chamber. He emi grated to America in 1859 and had many vicissitudes there. At one time he work ed as a scavenger. He has near rela tives living in Denmark. The Danish government believes that the elder Bartholin died a. natural death, but has instituted; an inquiry into the cause of his demise. A DISASTROUS GALE. Eighteen Vessels Destroyed at Port Elizabeth Five Crews Lost. Cape Town, Sept. 1. Eighteen ves sels, mostly sailing craft, have been driven ashore in a sale at Port Eliza beth. Five of them were dashed to pieces and all the members of their crews were lost. Two tugs are also re ported to have foundered and a score of lighters are ashore. It is feared that there has been a great loss of life. PRESIDENTLEAYES VERMONT CONCLUDES LABOR DAY WORK AT MOODY SCHOOL. Greeted With Cheer by the Students Tells Them a Man Is No Good Who Does Not Know How to Work With III. Hands as Well a. With III Head. East Northfield, Mass., Sept. 1. President Roosevelt to-day concluded his tour through Vermont at Brattle boro, and is spending the night here at East Northfield. President Roosevelt came directly from Brattleboro to the Mount Hermon school, being met a( the station by W. R. Moody, the head of the Northfield school; the Northfield selectmen and by Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, who came from Boston on the afternoon train. As soon as the party reached the Mount Hermon school the: president held a short reception to the trustees of the school fn the vestry of the Moody Mem orial chapel.' When the president ap peared in the audience room of the chapel he was greeted with prolonged cheers by th students. Mr. Moody in troduced him, simply saying: "I have the honor to Introduce to you Presi dent Roosevelt, who will now address you." The president was without doubt pleased with his reception and with the boys. In the course of his remarks he said: "I think they teach here the es sentials of good citizenship, that Is, that a man Is no good who does not know how to work with his hands as well as with his head." The students of the school sang as he closed the benediction "The Lord Bless Thee and Keep Thee." After he had finished the president was driven Immediately to the Hotel Northfield, where he and his party took dinner. At 8 o'clock this evening the president spoke In the large Northfield auditori um, which was completely filled. In the large gallery were the Mount Hermon boys and directly In front of the plat form were the veterans of the civil war, while on the platform were Sena tor Lodge, the trustees of the Northfield schools and many citizens prominent in political life. Congressman Gillette pre sided. The president's address was listened to with close attention and was punctu ated with frequent applause. At the close of his address the presi dent was presented with a large bou quet by the local Grand Army post. The presidential party was then es corted to the Hotel Northfield, where they passed the night. The president's progress through Brattleboro was a continuous ovation. On the line of march his carriage was stopped in front of the leading hotel, and from the balcony men, women and children showere loose flowers and bouquets upon him. Arriving at the Common, where he delivered his ad dress, the pavilion steps were strewn with flowers by little girls, who were .drawn up on both sides. Labor day was generally celebrated throughout the state, and wherever the train stopped holiday crowds were out to extend the president a welcome. The heat was excessive, but the president seemed to suffer but little from its ef fects. His remarks on the subject of labor were confined mostly to a tribute to the people of Vermont, and he ex pressed his pleasure at being greeted by the representatives of organized labor, because, he said, the typical American is the man who works. Arrested for Iltacharcluc Kevolver. James J. Gaffney of 307 Columbus avenue was arrested last night by Po liceman Doran of the Howard avenue station on the charge of discharging fire arms within the city limits. He was on a Savin Rock car with his wife and some friends and when near Putnam street discharged three shots from his revolver. Policeman Doran, who was at the corner at the time, arrested Gaffney. Denied by General Anderson. New York, Sept. 1. The Associated Press has received a letter from Gen eral Thomas M. Anderson in which he denies the published reports that, while in Manila he spoke disrespectfully to Admiral Dewey, or that he ever belit tled the admiral's victory in Manila Bay. i DISH BHHf W. Unexpectedly Early Move to Get Into Long Island Sound. ATTEMPT TO PASS THE RACE THE ARMY CLAIMS A SUBSTAN TIAL VICTORY. Official Statement That the Ship Enter log Were Apparently Put Out of Action Admiral Higginson Turn Back' HI Fleet Divided and an At tack on Newport Hourly Expected. New London. Sept. 1. The opinion prevailed early this evening that the attacking fleet would not attempt a passage before midnight, although the army officers had congnizance of their whereabouts and knew the first ship under command of Admiral Higginson would in all probability come through The Race before daylight, but not until the early morning hours. But tt is the unexpected that happens in war. . At just 10:20 to-night the big guns of Forts Wright, Terry and Mlchie belched forth almost simultaneously and there ,was no longer doubt that the first attack in the war game was in effect. For an hour the cannonading continued and the result, from the army standpoint, is best stated in this official bulletin post ed at headquarters at 12:20: "Movement to pass through the Race began at 10:20 p. m. Forts Richie, Wright and Terry engaged fifty min utes. Apparently the ships entering have been put out of action by points scored by the army guns." The result, however, will be determin ed later by the board of arbitration. All was quiet at headquarters when suddenly the reports of the big guns were heard and General MacArthur listened attentively. The attack was on but it came sooner than was expect ed by the major general commanding. For the moment ail communication with the forts by telegraph and tele phone was cut off, the artillerymen be ing engaged with the enemy and all the wiring at the forts were being util ized in the firing of the big guns. Mac Arthur could stand it no longer. He ordered his yacht Kanawaha and with Colonel Berry, chief ,of staff.- proceeded to Fort Wright to be on the battle ground. He could not attend to office work while the big guns were booming in the distant forts in firing at the in coming haw. Far out in The Race the eight ships commanded by Admiral Higginson were sighted and just as soon as they came within firing distance firing began and there -was quick re sponse from the enemy. It seems that the fleet of the enemy has been divided, the balance under command of Coughlan not being seen during the first attack. It was thought at headquarters that Coughlan had tak en his fleet toward Narragansett Bay and would make an attack on Newport, or that he would follow Higginson and make an effort to get by the forts In the New London district, or that a com bined attempt would be made. Higginson came from the east to The Race and there the fight commenced with all the realism, as far as possible, with actual war. For the first forty minutes the firing was continuous, the aim of the soldiers being aided by the searchlights, which worked to the full est satisfaction. The ships had lights out and evidently Higginson thought he could get nearer the forts, within the safety line, before the discovery was made but in this case he was foiled, so the army officers claim, and his ships including the Massachusetts and In diana were put out of action. He kept the army men guessing as to what he would no next, but he manoeuvred the fleet most masterly and hurried to the westward, out of the firing zone. Just exactly where the fleet went was not known definitely at headquarters, but should the enemy attempt to go through Plum Gut there may be something be- (Continued on Sixth Page.) A DESPERATE NEGRO. Hold Policemen at Uay at North Beach Shoots Two. New York, Sept. 1. Twenty policemen armed with Winchesters are standing guard to-night about a house at North Beach in the borough of Queens, in which a negro desperado lies in hiding, armed and deSant. The man who is besieged is Jerry Hunter, whose repu tation is of the worst. This afternoon Hunter shot at a man who was walking along the beach but failed to hit him. John McKenna, a patrolman, was sent for to arrest Hun tar and Hunter shot him from ambush. McKenna is now lying in St. John's hos pital dying. Both his eyes were de stroyed bv a load of buckshot. Three other patrolmen were sent for to effect Hunter's capture, and in an attempt to carry the house by storm Patrolman Arthur Brill received a road of buckshot in the face, destroying one eye. The charge struck him full in the face and chest. He, too, is likely to die. The reserves then were ordered out, but as it was growing: dark it was deemed best to wait until daylight to capture the negro. President Itaer's Daughter lojared. Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 1. Mrs. J. Stewart Walker of Lynchburg, Va., was killed and Mrs. William N. Appel, daughter of President George F. Baer of the Reading railroad, was badly in jured in a runaway accident here to day. Mrs. Appel will recover.. KILLED BY A TRAIN. Michael J. Oimosd, Formerly af This City, Struck la' Hamdca. Michael J. Ormond, a teamster, living in Hamden, employed by C. W. Blakes less and working on the new Cheshire trolley, was struck by the 4 o'clock train from New Haven on the Air Line division yesterday afternoon while walking on the track and almost in stantly killed. The accident occurred in Hamden about half a mile from th ; Cheshire boundary line at a sharp curve at that point in the road. The engine threw him about 20 feet into the air onto an embankment and he died within a few moments. Engineer Burke brought the train to a short stop and the body of the man was taken to the Cheshire station. Dr. Charles N. Dcnison, the medical examiner of that town, found that Ormond had received a compound fracture of the skull, that both legs were broke above the ankle and that his back was horribly mutilated. Ormond's remains were taken to an undertaking establishment. He was a heavy man aged about 39 years and formerly lived in New Haven. A NEW CATHOLIC PARISH Created by Bishop Tlerney lu South western Part of Hartford. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 1. -Bishop TIerney has created a new , Catholic parish in the southwestern section of the city. It will be called St. Augus tine's parish. The Rev. H. W. Barry, who has been assistant at St. Patrick'8' parish here, has been appointed pastor of the new parish. It will have nearly 700 souls. Property at the corner ," of New Britain avenue' and Broad street has been bought on which a church and parsonage will be erected. MURDERER EARLY DEAD MAN . WHO SHOT YARDMASTER FENN DIES IN PRISON. Crime Committed In Haw Haven In 1895-Early Wa Drunk and Shot Fenn Three Time From the Bear Sentenced to State Prison for Life a the Age of Twenty.three Tear. , Daniel F. Early, thirty years old, at one time a resident of this city, living at 9 Asylum street, died of tuberculosis In the hospital of the state prison at "Wethersfleld at 7:30 last night . He had been 111 for about a month. He leaves a mother and sister, who live in this city. v. - - ,The crime for which Early was sen tenced to state prison was that' of mur dering Lyman M. Fenn, who for sev eral years was a foreman of the Con solidated road at Long wharf. The deed was committed on the morning of April 6 1895, and Early was sentenced to prison by Judge Prentice 'on October 18 of the same year, It seems that Early was partially drunk at the toe. He left one of the yard shanties say ing, "Old Fenn will not be seen alive again." Nothing much was thought of the remark at the time, but three pis tol shots fired in rapid succession a short time after aroused the' men at the shanty, and, going- to the place, found Fenn in a pool of blood. . Only one of the shots had taken effect. The wound was located in exactly the same spot as that which caused the death of President Garfield at the hands of As sassin Guiteau. Fenn lingered for sev eral days and then passed away. Early was arrested a few hours later by Po liceman Dippold. , Early was charged with murdef in the first degree, but his trial was post poned until the October term of court, when he was allowed to plead guilty to murder in the second degree and was sent up for life. No arrangements have yet been made for the disposal of his remains. Another Death In "late Prison. John Welch, aged about thirty-five years, died at the state prison yester day of typhoid malaria. He had been ill for some time. Welch was a Hart ford county prisoner, having been sen tenced for nine years for attempted rape. He gave his home as New Jer sey, but he resided In New Haven for some time previous to his being sent to prison. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Robert E. Bowman Seriously Injured Yesterday. Robert E. Bowman, a young man liv ing on Fitch street, WeBtvllle, was al most fatally shot yesterday afternoon through a peculiar accident. He and; Stanley Fletcher, another Westville young man, went out to Maltby Lake for the purpose of shooting bullfrogs, and while approaching the third lake they were obliged to crawl under a barbed-wire fence. Bowman went un der first, and as Fletcher was getting under the fence his rifle caught in the fence. The trigger was pulled and the gun went off. ;The bullet entered Bow man's side just above the liver, and the wound was a painful one. Bowman was taken to Grace hospital in a wagon of Mr. Mead, a farmer living near by, and the bullet was removed. It was taken out fromnear the middle of his abdomen, and It Is expected that Bow man will recover. The accident hap pened about 4 o'clock. 1 Pnnnd Dead lu Red . James Burdett, a car trimmer, of 161 DeWitt street, was found dead in bed last night by his wife. Dr. Bartlett, the medical examiner, was called and said that death was due to heart disease. I Burdett was forty-nine years old. Tie Howa & Stetson Stores Advance News OF Autumn Styles The well gowned woman of today must have in her wardrobe the storm, or walk ing suit. Manufacturers are making supreme efforts to cope with the situation and in conse quence we are showing the finest . line of autumn suits ever displayed here. lne cloths are bcottish heather, melton, Sandring ham novelty suitings, Scotch cheviots, etc The styles are blouse, double breasted, tinrVtt fife J no nr,A AT 11, Prices from $14.. co to &10. . I us " - ' New Dress Goods A.tA rlPriirin ev jJaII. HP 1 1 . est designs in silk and wool and other early Fall goods will soon be ready for-yotir inspection. Dip Hip Corsets. They are the thing just at present, and we with our usual promptitude have a fine lot on hand. Come here and note their many good points. Prices i. oo, 1.50 and 2.50. Manicuring Parlor Re open Tuesday Morning. The Optician Jeturns from vacation Tues day morning. The month of September will be devoted especially to the children of the public schools; Do not allow your child to attend school unless you know that their eves are in sood con dition. " For a. Years' our ontician has made a specialty of ex aminations of the school children's eyes, and with each year the work becomes more aoie and satistactory. v We make a special ' mice for the occasion which is within the reach of all. HOWE 4 STETSON. MR. CLE A VELAND'S RE: 'SPONSE To Quarts. Propounded by the Local . Eeonomle League. : ' New" Haven, Sept. 1, 1902. The Economic League of New Haven: Dear Sirs I have this afternoon re ceived your official communication re questing a reply to certain queries. , I hold It to be the duty of every man placed in an official, position to obtain all the information possible in regard to the subjects concerning which he must act, and then to use his best judgment . in deciding what action he will take, I trust that those who desire my nomination will have sufficient : con fidence in me to believe that I will, if nominated and elected,, act upon this principle. . - , I have never made a promise as to any future political action, believing that every man., should always main tain the right and the liberty to act in' accordance with his honest) convictions when the time, for action comes. - : 1 1 will say frankly, however, that it does not seem to me probable that if elected governor I should call a con vention in the manner indicated in your auestions. Very great changes have been made in the Constitution by the amendments recently passed in a constitutional way. which will presently be put in opera tion. The changes thus affected, taken together, are nearly as radical as any. additional ones which would probably be made by a convention called in1 the manner which you suggest, yet the last House and Senate approved them by a two-thirds vote. I am now inclined to think that the matter of further constitutional reform may, for the present, properly be left to constitutional methods. Respectfully yours, ' LIVINGSTON W. CLEAVELAND. Baldwtn-ZleRler Boat Mtghted. Tromsoe, Norway, Sept l.-n-The Bald-win-Zlegler supply ship Frithjof, which left here July 1 for Frans Josef Land, : was spoken August 14. She reported that all waswell on boarA-of-ber,