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VOL XIII NO 265. WATERBURY, CONN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1900. EMPERORS I0EAS. Advantage Fop England to Have Boer Republics. GERMANY WILL BE BETTEIT OFF Remark Made to a Leading German British Foreign Office Professes Ig norance of Any Intention of Conti nental Towers in Regard to Settle ment of Trouble in South Ffrica. London, Oct 20. "I believe," said Emperor William recently, "that it is to Germany's advantage for England to have the Boer republics." The com plete accuracy of this important quota tion, which gained strength from the fact that it was not said with any idea of repetition or for the sake of mulli ffiug some British diplomat, is relia bly vouched for. The remark was made in the course of a conversation between the emperor and one of the leading Germans whose advice in mat ters of commercial policy his majesty greatly relies upon, and who, by the way. is not a lover of Great Britain and her works. Through a recent visit of this individual to England the As sociated Press secured knowledge of what may be fairly described as the emperor's candid opinion of the South ern Africa matter. For several days the English and continental papers have contained hints and even asser tions that Russia. Fiance and Germany are contemplating joint action with the idea of coercing Great Britain into granting at least a degree of indepen dence to the Boers. Several corre spondents have adduced the most cir cumstantial details to prove the exist ence of this under current of projected diplomacy between the powers men tioned, and, while the English public has grown inured to intervention ru mors, this latest revival has secured no small degree of credence and lias even affected the markets. Whether Russia and France ever contemplated such action Is not known, but the cir cumstances under which Emperor "Wil liam spoke effectually and definitely disposes of all possibility of any Eu ropean intervention, for it is acknowl edged on all sides that Russia and France would not act without Ger many. There is even further signifi cance in his majesty's announcement, for, since he made the statement re ferred to his interviewer has conferred with the Boer delegates. This oc curred only a few days ago and it can be inferred that Dr Leyds, the diplo matic agent of the Transvaal, was in formed that it would be boneless to expect aid from Emperor William to wards the intervention campaign planed to synchronize with Mr Kru ger's arrival in Europe. The British foreign office professes ignorance of any secret intention on the part of the continental powers in regard to a settlement of the trouble in South Africa, and. indeed, appears genuinely to disbelieve the possibility of any such thing happening. . How it would meet such an eventuality, how ever, can be judged from an expres sion used by an official who is regard ed as being more in Lord Salisbury's confidence than any other man and who said to a representative of the Associated Press: "What, interfer ence mooted again. Why, we would Sgbt all Europe first." To what extent Great Britain may be indebted to Emperor William for rendering such a serious alternative unnecessary can o:ily be surmised, but it is not doubted here that the anti British feeling among the people of France and Russia daily gains viru lence and that it is not likely to be de creased by the presence of ex-President Kruger in Europe. The Associ ated Press further learns his majesty's conviction that it would be to Ger many's advantage to have the Briti-di control the Boer republics sprang, ap parently, not from any idea of gaining counter concessions or from a general policy of friendship, but from a dis tinct idea that Germany's commerce would be immensely benefitted there by and that the adjacent German ter ritory would be improved, because he implicitly trusts that the German man ufacturers and German shipping in terests can cut the ground from under their British rivals even in the latter's own territory. The elections are over and parliament is prorogued for a month, so the con dition of affairs in Ireland is engross ing the attention of the leading Eng ' lishmen. The gravity of the Irish sit uation has 4eeu pointed out in these dispatches, but only now is Engbmd waking up to a realization of the fact that the Bext few years promise to be among the most stormy which have ever marked the history of Ireland. Michael Davitt has prepared and cir culated for the signatures of national ists an address to former - President Kruger. expressing admiration and sympathy for him and referring to England as an "oppressor." to the war a "wicked and dishonest." and say ing:, "Seldom in history has such a noble stand been made for political lib erty by a small band , of free men agiinst an overwhelming horde of mer cenaries In the pay of those who cov eted their lfind and gold and " hated their independence. The names of the mountains and plains of your republic will take a place in history beside Marathon. Sempach and Bunker Hill at incentives in the strivings for hu man liberty." - .Commenting on this, the Dublin In dependent, which represents the Healy section, suggests that the freedom of fTnblln be conferred on ex-President rer. while the guardians of the orxh -Dublin nnlon" have sent an ad 1 Vess to the' queen .of Holland thank-ng- herlf of sheltering Mr Kroger, and egrettlng the Boers had come under be net! OI a nation remarKaoie iot crueVy covetoueness and rapaci- Commenting on these utterances, even the liberal Chronicle admits it is quita Impossible for any alliance to exist between the liberal and nation alist parties. In the meantime the bitterness of the conservative fight over the Right Hon Horace Curzon Plunkett (one of the most -important government offi cials in Ireland, who ran for the south division of Dublin county in the con servative interest and was defeated by the nationalist candidate, owing, it is alleged, to Mr Flunkett's friendship for a Catholic lady cf Dublin), and the nationalist split between Ihe followers of Messrs Ile ily and O'Brien couti"ues, resulting in unending correspondence and all signs portend, as the Times and ether papers ruefully admit, a period of unexampled unrest in Ire land. ONE OF THE MAINE CREW. A Cook Who AVas Injured in The Ex plosion Commits Suicid:?. New York, Oct 120. Nicholas Scalp, a Swedish naval cook, who was on the Maine when she was blown tip in Ha vana harbor, shot and kilW himself in Brooklyn yesterday. His jaw had been shattered by Hying iron in the Maine explosion and he had been un able to eat solid food since. This and delay in getting an increase of pension made him despondent. He is the sec ond of the Maine survivors to com mit suicide. PATERSON IS EXONERATED. No Anarchistic riot Found There to Assassinate Rulers. New York, Oct 20. Supreme Court Commissioner Trimble of New Jersey has completed his investigation, and declares it. to be his conviction that no anarchist plot existed in Paterson or AArest Hoboken for the assassination of the late King Humbert of Italy. He believes that Bresci planned the mur der after going abroad. FUN AVITII THATCHER. George Thatcher has written to friends in this city to the effect that if he fails to return from Boston in the flesh it is because he is trying to wreak a vengeance for a horrible practical joke which some unfeeling person perpetrated on him Saturday night. Shortly before 11 o'clock the actor ami a party of friends walked into Gould's hotel and as they were ridding the house of its wine supply, they talked of old times. Thatcher was in the act of boasting that he had never been arrested in Tiis life, when a stran ger abruptly broke into the conversa tion and said: "Gentlemen, I am exceedingly sor ry to state that my business compels me to break up this pleasant gather ing. I have a wan-ant for Mr Thatch er's arrest." The actor jumped to his feet and demanded to know what for. "Don't get excited," said the stran ger, "for it won't do you any good. I am a deputy sheriff and my paper calls for your body because you at tempted to swindle the Buffalo Print ing "company out of $300." At this Thatcher became exceeding ly excited. "It's an outrage!" he exclaimed. "Some one has been ordering printing in mv name." "That's not my fault," said the offi cer. "I have been sent for you. and if you don't give bail you'll have to go to jail." Thatcher's friends insisted that he mair ;ain the nence of Boston and at tempt to get the security. Mr Gould was called in. and the deputy retired to allow the hotel man and the actor to talk the matter over. Finally Mr Gould said he would send for a man who would give the bail. Instead of going to a telenhone. as he snid he would, Mr Gould walked out into the hll, and, espving .Tames Folev, the teacher of sparring at Har vard college, gave him the warrant which the n'leged dennty sheriff had had. Mr Foley was instructed to re armost Thatcher for having jumped a board bill in New York. Several of the actor's friends got nn. and telling him that if sneh was the nerson he wss they would prefer be refrain from talking to tbem in Itie future. A happy thought finally struck Mr Thatcher, and he told the suonosed of ficer he could not arrest him. as he was already in enstodv. Foley pre tended to go to the telenhone. He re turned, saving he had spoken to the hi-rh sheriff and that that gentleman said he would be compelled to take the at-tor to jail. Thatcher's friends feerted- him in a body, and Foley led him to the ChnHes street prison, a large tcrowd of bovs and men follow ing, each exclaiming every moment that they never thought it of Thatch er. The partv reached the jail at 12 o'clock. Foley rang the bell, but there was no renly. He rang again, and finally a supposed tmnr sheriff put his head out of the window and asked: "Who is that?" "T'm an officer," whb the reply. "What do yon want?" "I bave a nrisoner." Well, you'll have to Hring him around to-morrow. The jail is closed for the nleht." Folev told Thacher he wonld have to wnlk him around all night. - . "T've been to towns where they closed drne stores at 5 In the after noon." said , the actor in his wrath, "and I've seen the time in London when I couldn't get a bite to eat after 12 at night bnt this is the first vll ine I was ever in where they closed the 1nil against yon." - Folev took" Thatcher back" to the ho tel and seated him in a comer of the cafe, tell'n? him to wait until he re turned. Thatcher waited three honrs, his friends not. appearing because this was a part of the program. Finally he asked a bellboy what had become of the denntr. "1 eness," the boy answered, "voti wouldn't tnmble if the Tremont street theater fell on you." ' It snddpnlv oecnrred fo Thatcher that he had been the victim of a jolce, and be b s'nee been diligently hunt- i lng for the perpetrators, s- ' " ' GERMANY Ji ENGLAND Reported to Have Formed An Alliance. To Maintain the Territorial Integrity Of China and Keep Ports Open The Two Governments May Com municate This Agreement to the Other Powers Interested. London, Oct 120 Germany and Eng land, it is announced, have formed an alliance to maintain the territorial in tegrity of China and to keep the ports open. The terms of this important agree ment, which has arrived at October 10 between Lord Salisbury and Count A'on Hatzfeldt, German ambassador to England, are officially given out as follows: The German government and her British majesty's government, being desirous to maintain their interests m China and their rights under existing tieaties have agreed to observe the fol lowing principles regarding a mutual policy in China: Firstly It is a. matter of joint per manent international interest that the ports on the rivers and littoral of China should remain free and open to trade and to every other legitimate form of economic action for the peo ples of all countries without distinc tion: and the two governments agree on their part to uphold the same for all Chinese territory as far as they can exercise influence. Secondly Both governments will not on their part make use of the pres ent complication to obtain for them selves any territorial advantage hi Chinese domain, and will direct their policy towards maintaining undimin ished the territorial condition of the Chinese empire. Thirdly In case of anot'er power making use of the complications in China in order to obtain under any form whatever such territorial advan tages, the two contracting parties re serve the right to come to a prelimi nary understanding regarding the eventual step to be taken for the pro tection of their own interests in China. Fourthly The two governments will communicate this agreement to the other powers interested, especially Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, Japan Russia and the United States and in vite them to accept the principles re corded in it. ROOSEATELT IS ANSAVERED. Chairman Jones, of the Democratic National Committee. Nails a Lie. Chicago. Oct 20. Chairman J. K. Jones, of the democratic committee, has issued" a statement replying to the references by Governor Roosevelt and others to the American Cotton com pany, of which Senator Jones is an of ficer, and which, it is charged, is a trust. In his statement. Senator Jones said: "The American Cotton company, with which I am connected, is no more a trust than any commercial house, any stock farm, any cotton plantation, any other industrial enter prise in the United States. The com pany, as I have heretofore explained, operates on a patent right. Roose velt's allegation that I am' connected with a trust is as mendacious as the republican charge that the democratic party is composed of anarchists and that democrats contemplated nn as sault upon the supreme court, of the United States. If Governor Roosevelt is rendv to move for the abolition and prohibition of all patents and cony- rights. I will consider the ouestion. The customers of the American Cotton company, operating under a patent, have as many rights, or ought to have, as 11e customers of the companv op erating under a oonyright that sell the Rough Riders' and other works pub lished by Roosevelt. "Because the democrats oppose trusts and monopolies is no reason whv democrats should mt engage in legiti mate misiness. GENERAL AAOOD ARRIA'ES. Affairs Are Quiet in Cuba and the People Are Awaiting Convention. New York, Oct 20. Major General Leonard A. Wood, governor of Cuba, arrived to-day on the steamer Yucatan from Havana. He will proceed im mediately to AA'ashington. General AA'ood said: "I came up from Havana at the request of the department and to make preparations to take my family down to Cuba. I shall return to Havana before the end of October, in order to be on hand for the constitutional convention, which meets on November 5th next; Af fairs are quiet in Cuba, and the people are busy preparing for the convention. The death rate "in Havana, including yellow fever, is smaller than for many years. The recent increase in yellow fever cases is attributed to the large immigration of Spaniards. These im migrants are not immtmes and are pe culiarly susceptible to the disease from the fact that they have little concep tion of sanitation."' PARNELLITE SPLIT ENDED. Results of the Elections ' Show the Irish Party United. London, Oct 20. John Redmond, M. P., chairman of the Irish parliamen tary party, has issued amanifesto to the nationalists in which he says he finds that the results of the elections show that the Parnellite split is ended and that there Is a universal desire for united movement based on Parnell's policy of aloofness from all . English parties. He. thinks the conservative majority is nnwieldly and contains seeds for an early disruption. Mr Red mond, therefore, urges the maintenance of unity and discipline in the national ist ranks and the adoption of a fear less and aggressive policy to combat tte cons-atlvj ' ant out of parlia - nt v . - - ' PREPARED- If1 KILL. A Desperate Man Forms Plot to Mur der Two MilUonaries. Chicago, 111, Oct '20. S. I. Morris was arrested last evening for an al leged attempt upon the life of John AV. Gates, ex-president "of the Ameri can Steel and Wire Co. "When search ed at the police station, two large re volvers were found concealed in his pockets. It is asserted also that Morris had designs upon the life of AVilliam J. Brimson, general manager of the Kan sas City and Southern railroad, whom Morris, it is alleged, had enticed to this city by means of a telegraph pur porting to have been signed by Gates. Brimson called upon Mr Gates in his office in the Rookery building. After a hasty consultation, the two men de cided that Morris originated the scheme, both having received threat ening letters from him. Morris was captured near the offices of the Illinois Steel company in the Rookery building. He was for merly in the employ of Gates, and maintains that the latter owes him ,"9,000. Morris could apparently give no intelligible explanation of the affair and refused to assign any reason for being in possession of the two revol vers. Mr (Jates is a multi-millionaire, and returned only a short time since from Europe, where he spent the sum mer. SUCCESSFUL YALE JUNIORS. Men AVho Have Maintained Rank in the Last Two Years. New Haven, Oct 20. The faculty of Yale college this morning announced the list of men in the junior class who have maintained a 'Phi 'Beta Kappa rank throughout the1 first two years of the curriculum. The class has thirty men in the two divisions, fifteen in the highest attainable grade, the philo sophical oration group, 'and fifteen in the high oration group as the divisions are known. One hundred seventy-two members of the class Jiave maintained rank high enough to entitle them to minor appointments m the honor list. The total of somewhat more than 200 out of a total of 2nS in the class at the close of the year included is a high average. The men who received pholosophical oraflon rank are: Frederic Byrnham, Chicago; Harry B. Chamberlain, Un ion ville. Conn; Sidney N. Deans, North ville, N. Y.; AVilliam Hance, Stephens burg. N. J.: Philip M. Howe. South AA'indsor, Conn; Harry M. Hubbell, Northford, Conn; Benjamin R. C. Low, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mac M. Luquiens, New -Haven; Arthur C. Ludington, New York city; Kersey C Reed, Kan sas Citv, Mo: Charles A. Roberts, Hart ford, Conn: Charles C. Russ and Harry C. Russ. Hartford. Conn; Hugh Sarrer lee, Rochester, N. Y.; FranK II. Sincer heaux, Moravin. N!'Y.: James A. Aral entine, Breckenridgej Minn. The men in the high oratio"? group are: Arthur H. Clarfe,?'Milford. conn: Henry E. Colton, Cnmpbellsville. Ivy; George E. Davis. Hartford. Conn: Charles P. Flora. Colunibia. Penn: C. D. Francis. Winchester, Tenn; Arthur P.. Hall. New Britain, Conn: George W. Hitner. Tottstown-;- Tenn; Lucius H. Holt. Hartford. Conn; Hue M. Lu niiions, New Haven, Conn; Willard B. T.nthor. Providence. R. T.: Charles D. Miller. New York city; Harry A. Pet ers, Al'ontnwn. Penn:" Isaac G. Phil lins. Winchester. Tenn: Harrv L. Pwoinhfivt. Pottstowh. Penn; Louis H. Talcott, Taleottsvilleconn. BIRTH OF FIArE CHILDREN. A Negro Woman In the South Sur prises All Medical Authorities. Jacksonville, Fla, Oct 20. Mary Bailey, a negro woman, vho is a na tive of this city, gave birth Thursday to five children, all males, and is alive and in comparatively good health. The children 'lived only a short time. The mother is 50 years old and was a slave. Her husband is a farmer and works daily, although he is 03 years old. The couple live about four miles from this city on a two-acre "farm, which has been their home for years. The children weighed about fifteen pounds. Three of them were well de veloped, but were joined together. These wore born first. 'A few minutes later two others were born, but fhey were not fully developed and were dead. They also were joined in a manner similar to the other three. I)r Hyle Haddock, the County phv sician, who attended the mother, said that within all of his experience he had never seen or read of a similar case. It has attracted much attention here, and the home of the Baileys has been visited by hundreds of curious persons, among them being many phy sicians. . The woman has been a mother eighteen times, and twelve, of the chil dren are alive. She also has grand children. Neither the father nor mother think anything of the birth of the five children, and are annoyed at the notoriety that has been attracted to them. ' - VETERAN DROPS DEAD. Captain J. B. Adams, Past Commander-in-Chief of the Grahd Army. Boston, Mass Oct 20. Captain John B. Adams of Lynn for many years sergeant-at-arms at the state house and past commander-in-chief of the G. A. R.,. dropped dead at the state house yesterday .. afternoon. Death was due to heart trouble. He was 59 years of age. Early in the summer of 1801, . before' he was 20 years old, he enlisted, in the rifle bat talion organized by Ben Perley Poor, which subsequently became part of the Nineteenth - Masachnsetts regi ment. He was wounded ,twice in the second day's fight at Gettysburg and in 1864-65 he spent eleven months in a southern prison. HANGED WHILE WIFE SANG. . Chicago, Oct 20. Within a few feet of his wife and In the same room where she was sewing and singing, John Pfeiffer hanged himself to a hook in the door casing. It was near ly half an hour later when the woman arose to leave the room that she saw; her husband hanging by the "neck dead. - Pfeiffer was out of employment had Veen despondent - - IS Arguments Were Concluded Late Last Evening. The Jury Fixed the Penalty of Im prisonment for Life Makes the Third Party to Be Found Guilty of the Crime; Youtsey's Condition Is Critical Georgetown, Ky, Oct 20. The Yout sey trial is ended and one more of the men who were implicated in the shoot ing of Governor Goebel on January 30 was found guilty. The arguments were concluded late yesterday after noon and the jury took the papers in the case and this morning rendered the following verdict: "AAe, the jury find the defendant guilty and fix the punishment at life imprisonment." This makes the third party found guilty of the crime. Caleb Powers was sentenced for life and James Howard is under sentence of death. AVOMEN'S BIKE FEATS CHECKED No More Long Distance Riding Per mitted in Nassau County. Miueola, L. I., Oct 20. Long dis tance bicycle contests by women will not be permitted in future in Nassau county. District Attorney James P. Niemann made a statement to that effect yesterday. Thursday night Mr Niemann sent Special Deputy Fur man to A'alley Stream to stop the per formance of Marguerite Gast at that place, but the deputy was not com pelled to act, as Miss Gast had stopped of her own accord. In an interview yesterday District. Attorney Niemann said: "Section 3S: of the penal code provides against rid ing on a bicycle in a contest of speed or endurance for a period of more than twelve hours out of twenty-four. Miss Gast was permitted to complete her task of ,i-iding 2.00O miles last week, but when she started off on another thousand it appeared fo be time to put an end to the exhibition. I under stand that the authorities of New York county invoked rje same law to ston the long distance contests in Madison Sonare GaWlen. "Such a feat ns that performed by Miss Gast encourages others to try to repeat or excel it. If such perform ances were allowed to continue a lot of women would be competing with each other and would so overtax them selves that they would be unfitted for anything else in after-life. Some of them might possiblv lose their lives as Ihe result of their efforts. Many of the residents oT the section in which Miss Gnst's performance took nlaee denounced the exhibition. I am fond of wheeling and favor all out deor snorts that ne beneficial, but T think thnt such exhibitions ns that of Mjc. Grist should not be tolerated in a civilized community." I'HRAKEMAN KILLED. ren Under the Tender and Almost In stantly Killed. James Gilroy, aged 24 years, was killed last night at 8 o'clock, on the Naugatuck road, near the car house, by being run over by the switcher. Gilroy belonged in Brewsters, N. Y and had been here about two weeks. He was employed on the night shift in the yard and although a stranger here was well liked by all who had met hiin. Last night while endeavor ing to step onto the foot board of the switcher he missed his aim and fell between the two back wheels of the tender and was killed almost instantly, one wheel passing over his stomach, crushing in his ribs and breaking his back. Medical Examiner Axtelle viewed the remains and gave permis sion for their removal to Mulville's mofgue. This afternoon the body was shipped to Brewsters for burial. The dead man's father was formerly a hotel keeper at Brewsters, and his mother, two sisters and a brother still reside there. He was a man of pow erful build and as he lay on the stretcher at the morgue looked as though he must have possessed the strength of a giant. NEGROES FOR GERMANY. Will Introduce the Cotton Industry in That Country. Chicago, Oct 20. A special to the Record from Atlanta, Ga. says Booker T. AA'ashington .president of the Tus kegee Normal and Industrial institute for negroes, announces that officials of the German government have closed a contract with his school to furnish stu dents to introduce cotton raising among the natives in the German col ony on the west coast of Africa. On November 3 a party of students, equipped with cotton plows, wagons and carpenter tools, will sail for the new fields. The Germans will pay all expenses of the expedition. The expe dition is regarded as the "beginning of a formidable competition with Ameri ca in the cotton raising industry. OLD OFFICIAL PASSES AWAY. Death of State Librarian Charles J. Hoadley. Hartford, Conn, Oct 20. Charles J. Hoadley, Tot the past forty-five years state librarian, died yesterday "after noon at his residence In Hartford, aged 72 years. He was a graduate of Trin ity college and received the degree of M. A. at Yale in 1879. With the ex ception of State Secretary Willis, Mr Hoadley had the distinction of being the official longest in the service of the state pf , Connecticut ' He had been in poor health for some time.' Deceased is: survived by three brothers and a r'ster,',' ...-.'" . - - MAY BE MURDERERS. The Man Who Shot Officer Flanagan and His Pal Now Under Suspicion. Hartford, Oct 20. John Dolan, the man who shot Officer Flanigan, and his pal, Joseph Crawford, both of whom arc now bound over to the su perior court under hejHvy bonds, are bU.eved to be the men who committed a burglary at the point of a revolver in Longmeadow on the night of August 1!). They are also suspected of being connected with the murder of a young girl at Pittsfield on the following day. AA'hcn the men were arrested here it was suspected that they were crim inals who were wanted in other places or Dolau would have not taken such desperate chances to get away. Chief Bill had descriptions and pictures of the men sent to the police of a number of cities. The house of Everett Allen, a Long meadow farmer, was entered by two masked burglars and at the point of the revolver they obtained some money and about $100 worth of jewelry. They escaped. The next day Miss Fosburgh. a bright and beautiful girl of nttsbnrg. was murdered. She was a graduate of the, Buffalo seminary and had stud ied music in Chh-ago and St Louis.' About thirty' men were arrested on suspicion of being the murderers. AA'hen the burglars entered the house Mr Fosburgh was beaten over the head with the butt end of a revolver. His son went to his relief and he was struck over the eye with a sandbag. Miss May L. Fosburgh and her brother James, thf Iatr a special stu dent at the Sheffield Scientific s eh oil. were awakened from sleep in an upper story and came down stairs. As they entered their father's room, the girl leading the wav. a third burglar ap peared. He deliberately aimed his re volver at the girl's heart and Tired. She fell back into the arms of her brother and expired instantly. BETTING IN TORRTNGTON. Torrington, Conn, Oct 20. .V promi nent republican here has just made a wager with an enthusastic Bryauite that McKinley wil get a majority of 1,000 in Torrington. The bet was for .S'iO a side. Four year ago McKinley carried the town by a plurality of 1.143. SHERMAN'S CONDITION BETTER. AA'ashington, Oct 20. Hon John Sherman's condition this morning was unchanged from yesterday when it was aiiounced that lie had improved slightly and was resting easy. WHEELER GOES TO MADRID. Madrid, Oct 20. General AVheeler, the former captain general of Cuba, has been appointed captain-general of Madrid, CITY NEWS. Mr and Mrs Patrick Sutton of Tor rington are visiting in town. There is joy in the O'Connor house hold on Judd street, a boy having been born to them this morning. AA'illiam O'Neill was arrested this morning in the act of burglarizing a house on Jewelry stret. Officer John Sullivan made the arrest as the man was leaving the house with a bundle of clothing in his possession. All members of the Hebrew demo cratic club are requested to be present at the meeting to-morrow at 3 p. m. sharp, at No 1 Chatfield street, corner Canal. A'ery important matters are to be acted upon and prominent people will be present. James Kenny, aged 30 years, died last night at his home, 157 North Elm street, after an illness of six mouths. He leaves a widow and three children, also a brother and sister. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, with service at the Im maculate Conception church and in terment in St Joseph's cemetery. B. Keough, 194 Baldwin ttreet. Spe cials after 0 o'clock this evening: One lot of gents' half hose, were 13c pair, this evening 9c; one lot boys' black and white twill shirts, were 39c, this evening 25c; one lot of men's ties, were 25c and 39c, this evening 19c; one lot of ladies' shirt waists, were $1, this ev ening 69c; the best perfumery this ev ening 30c ounce. At 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon Frank L. Smith of Brooklyn, N. Y., will deliver an address at Jacques opera house concerning our army and navy. The lecture, which will be for men only, wil be free. The subject chosen by Mr Smith to speak on is of vital interest and importance at this time when our army is wanted to be increased by some people and our navy is continually growing larger. The New England Order of Protec tion has paid to Mrs Mary A. Fox, guardian over the children of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas J. Moran of South Main street, the sum of ?2,000, the same being payment in full of the policy held in the organization by Mrs Moran. This will go a good ways towards maintaining the three chil dren and giving them an education to fit them for the battle in life. A s their parents would have done had thejU l ' l 1 II Fill I U. The Holy Name society of St Fran cis Xavier's church parish will meet this evening at 8 o'clock in the church to make arrangements to attend the funeral of their deceased member, the late Michael B. Donovan of Baldwin street. The society requests the Holy Name societies of St Patrick's and the Sacred Heart parishes to assemble at St Francis Xavier's church . at 1:45 o'clock to-morrow afternoon for the purpose of attending the funeral of Mr Donovan in a body. : James Flynn of Stone street has pur chased the cider and saw mills in the town of Prospect known as the Scott place and will engage in the business of sawing wood of all kinds and mak ing cider. There are nine or ten acres of land attached to the place contain ing two splendid ponds from which the owner expects to harvest ice which he will put on the market In Water bury next season at popular prices. Mr, Flynn is a hustler .in. all these lines of business and there is every reason to believe that he will make the ven ture pay. -- i!TCHEtlTALI(S. He Says Notice From Mineri Will Not End Stroke. NO PARTIAL RESUMPTION. The First Tublic Utterance From President Mitchell Since Agreement . Between Collieries and Strikers No Probability of a Conference To-day.- Hazleton, Pa, Oct 20. President Mitchell of the United Mine AYorkers, practically admitted to a representa tive of the Associated Press to-day that if every operator in the region were to post notices similar to that now be ing tacked up by some of the mine owners this ac.iou would in itself prob ably not cud the strike, lie was ask ed if all ihe companies were to post such notices what his next step would . be. At first he hesitated and then re plied: "Under the conditions laid down by the Seranton miners' convention there could be no partial resumption of work." - . When it was suggested that his re ply did not answer the question, he said: "AYoll, all I will say is that if all the companies post notices it would clear up matters considerably. It would' remove some of the obstacles that now present themselves." This is the first public statement that Mr Mitchell has made bearing on a settlement of the contest since the operators at Seranton to the decided step that the reduction of powder price must be considered in figuring out the advance in wages. Notices similar to those already post ed by individual operators in - this region were issued to-day by J. S. AVejtz and the company operating Silver Brook colliery; Dodson and com pany, owners of mines at Morea and Beaver Brook, and the Mill Creek Coal company which operates col--lieries at Buck Mountain and New Boston in Schuylkill county. The only large individual operators in this region that have not posted what is known as the second notice, are Coxe Brothel's and company, G. B. Markle and company and the Lehigh and AA'ilkesbarre Coal company. There is much interest manifested here as to what steps the Markle firm will take. This firm is the only one in this region which has not consented to give its-" employes an increase of any sort. Nothing has been said here about another convention and there is no probability of a conference of strike leaders here to-day. ! : . i - . SIX CENTS FOR A LIFE. One Jury Gave Six Cents But a Sec ond Trial Gave Many Thousands. New York, Oct Ii0. Six cents is no a fair valuation of a boy's life. So 4 jury decided in the supreme court ye . terday, when a verdict for $7,500 iq favor of Charles P. Morris was given against the Metropolitan Street Rail way company. It was a second trial of the case. In the tirsi. hearing the jury gave a ver- -diet for six cents in favor of the plain, tiff. On the ground that this verdicl was practically a finding for the de fendant, Mooney and Shipman, coun sel for the boy's father, appealed. In November, 1898, while Chijs P. Morris, his son, daughter and another young woman were returning from a church fair in a carriage their vehicle was struck by a street car at 126th street and Eighth avenue. Young Mor ris received injuries from which ha died. His father, who is a wealthy hay and grain dealer, began suit. The ' first trial was before Justice McAdam and a jury in the supreme court The jury brought in a verdict of six cents in favor of the plaintiff. The case was carried to the appellate division of the supreme court, which reversed the verdict and ordered a new trial. Before the justices of the appellate division the attorneys for Morris ar- gued that the verdict was one prac tically in favor of the defendants, and that a new trial had been refused on the ground that the jurors were the judges of the facts and the damages to be covered. The case was the first one in which the appellate division of the supreme court was called upon to make a ruling as to whether dam ages to the reprsentative of the per son killed could be measured at such a sum as six cents. John M. Scribner of the office of Henry A. Robinson ap peared for the railway company. Jus tice O'Gorman heard the case. . GALA'ESTON RECOVERING. Wonderful is the story of the re sumption of business, in Galveston since the flood and tornado which tore the city to. pieces just a month ago. A letter from that city says: Three weeks ago Galveston was burying her dead by the hundreds. : She was cut off from the world, and was under martial law. To-day all her lines of communication are re established, every avenue of trade and commerce has been re-opened, the re ceipts of cotton Oct 5 (17,871 Aales) were 6 per cent greater than jv tha corresponding day last yeajff every '-, business house and every hfkustry is ' in operation and the city is doing -every bit of business her cramped and crippled energies and facilities will permit. Only four small mercantile es tablishments have stopped. None of " these was of much importance. Every bank js strong, and is lending aid to . its customers and connections. There is work for every able bodied man in the city. The rails of the one" bridgo that spans the bay are kept hot with the trains that come freighted witli $he. products of the fields of the south ilest, the grain and the cotton . des-' tined to feed and to clothe a multittid of people beyond the seas. 'Th wharves and piers battered, disfig ured and broken by wind and wave -have been hastily rebuilt, and are now -lined with ocean steamers Into whici cargo is being loaded as fast as traini can bring and men can handle thi, freight. The sound of the hammer and the saw, the trowel and the steao .. -heist is heard on every side. . X