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Wiped Out by a Terrible
Eruption of Mont Pelee
Saturday Night.
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
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.
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
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. '
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.)
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Unexpectedly Early Move
to Get Into Long
Island Sound.
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.)
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..
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
Ormond's remains were taken to an
undertaking establishment. He was a
heavy man aged about 39 years and
formerly lived in New Haven.
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.
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
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
Robert E. Bowman Seriously Injured
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
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
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
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.
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
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, '
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,

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