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VOL XIII NO 268. t ; W ATERBURY. CONN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2i, 1900. ! K' BRYANgWATR Took a Trip on Chesapeake Bay , Last Night. . RACE QUESTION DISCUSSED. Addressed Himself Particularly to the Colored People at St Michaels Gave the Farmers Some Good Ad- . vice About Trusts. ' Easton, Md, Oct 24 The democrat ic presidential candidate last night abandoned railway coaches and other laud carriages for a trip on the-water. He came down Chesapeake bay from Baltimore to the hamlet of Claiborne, on the eastern shore of Maryland, and he has devoted the forenoon of to-day to canvassing' that section of the state, speaking at the towns of St Michaels, Easton. . Preston, Hurloek. Vienna, Salisbury and Berlin. He left the boat at Claiborne, and from that point trav eled by special train. At St Michaels, the first stopping place of the day, Mr Bryan spoke to a small number of people who had con gregated there. Among those in the .'crowd wer some colored people ami to them Mr Bryan addressed himself tq some extent. After a reference to the question of trusts he again charged that the republican party was suggest ing no remedy for the trusts, and that the reason why this was so was that the republican campaign contributions came, from the trusts. On the race question Mr Bryan said: "It Is one of the strange things we see in this campaign that the republican party goes to a black man and urges that man to' say by his vote that the brown man in the Philippine Islands has not a right to a voice in this gov ernment. And it seems to me that be fore a black man votes to disfranchise a brown man he had hotter Cud out upon what basis his own right stands, for if we deny to the Filipino the right to govern himself, what right have we to govern ourselves? It cost hundreds of thousands of lives and millions of money to give the black man the declaration of independence, and now we are spending millions of dollars and wasting lives to take the declara: tlon of independence away from the brown man. Before the black .men of this country vote the republican ticket . they5 had better find out what chance the black man is to have when we draw a race line and say that because a man in the Philippine Islands is brown.- and not of our race we will send a carpet bag government over there and hold, that government - by force from him with a standing army." This.Js an Important agricultural center, and Mr Bryan addressed him self especially to the farmers. He tohl his hearers that the trusts were espe cially dangerous to the farming poiu munity - BRYAN MAKES THEM WORK. New York, Oct 24. One of the most novel musical features ever attempted In this city Is beisg arranged for Fri tlaj night at Madison Square for the demonstration In Governor Roosevelt's honor. A score or more of bands will unite in playing the "Star Spangled Banner," and the time will be beaten for all the bands within sight of Madi son square by a searchlight on the tower of Madison Square Garden. The giant baton of white light will be ma nipulated by an experienced musical director, and the volume of music, is expected to be something extraordin ary. ROOSEVELT GETTING HOARSE. Norwich, N. Y., Oct 24. Governor Roosevelt is la excellent physical shape to-day and is only slightly hoarse. It was 10 O'clock when the train pulled out of here, the schedule allowing a longer rest because of the fatiguing trip through four counties yesterday, terminating In the two large meetings here. The trip planned to-day carried the-governor from Chenango to Onei da county and is planned to end up at -Utlca. to-night, where the eveuing will be devoted .hot&v speech-makings but the.revelwias of a great paraded Stops -.- were made 'o3ay "at : Earlville, Caze r . noyia. , Canastota. Oneida and ' Rome: ; v TJtJe.a will be reached before 3 a. m. WALT. STREET HAPPENINGS. New York, Oct 24. Cotton futures opened to-day at the advanee. Oct, 012; Nov, i04; Dec, 902; Jan, 904; Mar, April, S9; May, -80S; June, SOti; July, 893; Aug,-8S5. " Wall Street, 10:10 a. m The open ing dealing were excited in the trans continental, railroad stocks and in Pacific Mall under', the. influence of various rumors of consolidated control. Sixty-five hundred sharesof.' Northern Pacific were simultaneously quoted at from 57 down to 57,' compared wltn 07 last night. A 21,000 share block Immediately following got the price back to 57J& In Union Pacific and the Atchison stocks, the -first transactions were of 1.300 to 3,000 shares at gains of Yi to . Tobacco and ,Paclfic Mail rose two. points. Elsewhere in the list changes were confined to fraction and were mixed.' -- y - ' - Wall Street, 11 ft. m. For. a time , the upward movement obtained pro gress in spots, -conspicuous movements j. being a Jump to 454 la Pacific Mail on rumors of new control and a. sym pathetic jlse In Continental Tobacco. after-iAmeriean Tobacco had reached par. ' " Large blocks of American Lin Beer OIL were bid for, raising it 1 : and. .Wisconsin Central preferred rose . three points. Tremendous sales of -uJXorthern Pacific broke it below 57. and -Great Northern preferred dropped - Pacific Mail then- began' to sag on s realisations and 1. Before 11 o'clock - rery large and .aggressive buying de : -vctoped- tti1 tBetrnnk 'lines- and local traction i itocJrsiPennsylvanui rose- to "135 ottd Bittimere ami Ohio Kew York - Central : and ' the local tractions ad " TAQced-one totwo points. - The- west ern l-aih-ond . " stock became more ' let except Atcntsona, the Common HUNTINGTON'S SUCCESSOR, i H .H. Harriman President of the Un ion Pacific Railroad, New York. Oct 24. The Times says: Control of the Pacific Mail Steamship company changes. B. H. Harriman, president of the Union Paclfle ' . . road, succeeds the late Collls P. Hunt ington. Mr Harriman and his col leagues have taken over a majority of Pacific Mail capital stock. Identified with Mr Harriman in this new big deal one of international significance is William K.- Vanderbilt -' ''- Under Mr Huntington's " direction the- Pacific Mail Stenmi-hip company was a tender to his Southern Pacific interests, its oieratIcm subordinate to Mr .Huntingtou's great railway sys tem. In its new control the company will have scope never hitherto con templated. The acquisition of the Pa cific Mail Steamship company makes possible the immediate accomplish ment of Mr Vanderbllt's cherished plan of a continuing transportation system virtually under one manage mentfrom the Atlantic through to the Pacific coast, and thence direct to the fur east. The New York Ceutral system, linked to the Union Pacific by the Chicago and Northwestern, with natural auxiliaries already possessed. will now connect with Pacific Mail steamships for continuous transporta tion service to China and Japan. Phil ippine trade is also, of course, to be incidentally commanded. Under Mr Harriman's control in which W. K. Vanderbilt directly par ticipatesthe Pacific Mail Steamship company's affairs will be revolution ized. More steamships not one or two. but many will be forthwith add ed to the company's service. Most of them will be for Asiatic trade. It may lie disclosed that James J. Hill, of the Great Northern railway, is also interested in Mr Harriman's pro ject. Mr Hill and Mr Harriman have come Into 'close amliation in Chicago and Alton and In Baltimore and Ohio reorganization undertakings. Pacific Mail shares have been no tably active on the stock exchange re cently, and they have advanced sub striutlally. Some important changes in the per sonnel of the Pacific Mail Steamship company are likely to 1)? soon an nounced. The board of directors, ns tow constituted, includes Henry Hart, tsaac Gates. Edwin Hawlev, Samuel Thomas. Russell Saee. George J. oi'Vl. G. II. Macy of New York and TT. U. Schwerlne of San Francisco the latter being vice-president and cenevnl manager. Mr Harriman and W. K. Vanderbilt may enter the di rectory. WELL KNO vVN LAWYER DEAD. Attorney James-. T.- Lynch, of Bridge port Passed Away Last Night. Bridgeport, Oct 24. Attorney James T. Lynch, one of the most widely known lawyers In this city, died last eveuing, at Dr John W. Wright's pri vate .hospital on Myrtle avenue after an illness of four days. He has since the last presidential election suffered with his throat, and for the past three weeks has been suffering from bron chitis. Last Saturday, this developed to such an extent that it was thought advisable to have him removed to the institution where he died. Yesterday morning, pneumonia developed and he died at 8:30 o'clock last evening. James T. Lynch was born in Wind ham, Conn, in 1802. and obtained his early education there. He graduated from the. WilHmautic High school and went to New York state to study law. After graduating he returned to Wllli mantic, where he studied law In the office of Judge John M. Hail, who is now president of the Consolidated railroad. While in Judge Hall's office he was admitted! to the Connecticut bar. This was in 1890. After prac ticing a short time he went west as an attorney for the Uulon .Pacific rail road, and upon returning to New loik he was admitted to the bar there and had an office on Broadway; He re mained In New York about a year, and It was during that time that he mar ried Miss Annie Lillis, a school teach er residing in Bostou. V," After his marriage Attorney Lynch returned to Connecticut, taking np -the practice of law In this city. He was associated 'with Jndge Douglas until the death of -the latter, and a short time afterward he-formed a partner ship -with ex-City ' Attorney J. D. Toomey, Jr. This continued until last spring, when -they dissolved partner ship. - YALE VOTE COUNTED. Sons of Millionaires 'Stick Closely to .. McKinley. Kew- Haven,- Conn, Oct 24. The mock presidential election, "which has been conducted by- -.tuexale .News, and In -which all students of -the Uni versity nvere etbrille io. Tote, Avas, brought to ariose last. night -U'he-hal lots were -cteruated-: und-a" aUeJBSper- Tislon of-the-rYalei eicsalevittadilie- publican- clubs ypp resent alle. -ZUie. total :voteT'east vvus . jzu. or win McKinley -wived, 1418,, Bryan ilSO." Wooley 3, and Depbs 2. . ; INVENTOR STRANGELY MISSING Rochester, N. Y., Oct 24. George F. Alshton. a business man and inventor of this city, left here-for New York city on October 9th on a business .trip. On the 17tn -Mrs Alshton received ; a letter from her husband in which he stated that lie would leave for home the- next morning. .'; Since, that' time nothing has been .heard of him. While In New York ; Mr Alshton registered. Mt the Hotel -Albert.-Jind fretni'th tact that his baggage is tlll. -at the tel. and his bill unpaid, it is feared-tha he has met with' foul play. It is Icnewn that lie had .a large sum t)f sioney with htai ",':-,?::. x yc-.-v & - ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS, W York." Dei 24. Arrived : Steam er .Oceanic; from .Liverpool ' ' Plymouth, Oct. 2-LAria Pretor WiflI!SlMOW.r 4 ' Soldiers' Monument Dedicated With Great Ceremony.. It Is the Gift of Charles and Eliza Mil- ler -Patriotic Music and Speeches By Well Known Orators. ' - Moodus, Oet-r-Tbfr village of Moo lus was aglow- with patriotism to-day, and from most of the public buildings and 1'roui, many private residences the stars and stripes . and. gay - Colored bunting, were displayed. The-occasion "was the dedication of a monument to the defenders of our-country in its hour of peril, erected by Charles and Eliza Wheeler Miller, on the park In the ivuter of the village. This, is the second . big celebration the town of East Iladdam has had this year, the first beiugthe dedication of the Nathan Hale school house at Goodspeeds Landing. The gathering to-day was but little smaller than that of June 0. uud was participated in by people from all sections of the town. The monu ment, which stands In the center of the village- green. - has a square base ofi giv.uite. and on its paueled sides are engraven the names of thosa who en listed from Moodus and died in the war. It is surmounted by a life-size figure of a soldier at parade rest. Pro vision was made in tha wills of Mr and Mrs .Miller that the monument be erected within two years of the death of the last survivor and the provisions were carried out by a committee of Moodus citizens. The exercises com menced with a parade of the local and visiting organizations, of which George 1. Emily was chief marshal.' The line formed a little after 10 o'clock in the following order: Company H. Second regiment. Middletown: Mansfield post. No aJ. G. A. R., Middlutown: Morton A. Talntor post: Colchester; civil war veterans of East Haddam and unat tached veterans from other places; Moodus fife and drum corps: Patriot council. O. U. A. M.. East Hampton; Relief council. Moodus detachments from other councils in the county; Moo dus cornet band; T. A. B. society of East Hampton, and citizen's in car riages. The line of march was through the principal streets of the village and covered about a mile. A stop was made at the Continental hotel;,' where a collation was served by the ladles of the town. On the return a stop was made at the monument, where the ded icatory exercises were held. They opened with prayer, after which there was -singing by the school children and a brief address by the chairman of the meeting. Attorney E. Emory Johnson of Leesville. The monument was unveiled by Miss Margaret Robin son, a grand-niece of Mrs Miller, to the -strains of n patriotic tune by the band. On hthalf of the. committee Eugene W. Chaffee presented the monument to the town. It was accepted on be half of the town. by Sidney S. Carter, the first selectman. The oration was delivered by Rev Bradford Paul Ray mond, D. D., LL.' D.. nresident of Wes leyaa university. Middletown. There were short addresses by Hon John R. Buck of Hartford. Department Com-:ufi- (ltr J. K. Bueklyn of the Connecti cut G. A. R. and local residents. The exercises were brought to a close with benediction. BAPTIZED AT FATHER'S COFFIN. Dying Wish Regarding Four Little Ones Carried Out at Funeral. Hlgganum, Conn, Oct 24. Mingling his tears with the waier with , which he baptized the four sons of his dead parishioners-David Driggs, the Rev O. S. Hagerty yesterday formally received into the Christian-church the little ones beside, their lead father's, coffin. Mr-Drlggs said he had no other wish in life than to see his children bap tized. During his illness several days had been set for the ceremony, but it was postponed invariably in the hope that the sick man would -Improve and be better able to witness with keener ap preciation the ceremony. He suffered a relapse, however, and passed away suddenly. He called his little family around him Just before he breathed his last and urged them to; heed his dying re quest to be baptized before he was laid In the grave. It was -finally decided that the baptism should take place at his funeral which was held yesterday. Mourners and pastor alike 'were -affected by the unusual consecration of the four children. ', 1.- - :ANGLO-G ERM AN ALLIANCE, i New; York. Oct 24. Lord Salisbury's explanations of the motives of the Anglo-German-alliance; i will find a sym pathetic --hearing at JJalnioral,-says' the 5rrtlBe' .London acorrespandent,, ; :It Is jnseuTnent Jsag-ing- tliatJtheaonly per- on jp whom i-tne? tJerman emperor tandsj m sae is 2 bis- scaadmother. en?Yjcotia. -&ext ssnnpathies- have lmsys eu rxifepd vii England and Germany have been working to gether In diplomacy. - The two govern ments already had n :- secret -iinder- standing resnoctlu? African schemes of partition before this fresh agreement was inuue, una muuy or tue uest . in formed men In the diplomatic' world have ..been ..convinced that -it also in chides; possible' - contmgeneies. In the near east. , -; . . , VI1ENCH STEAMER SUNK...: London;- &ei -i4s.-A; special dlspatcji i fxoailadt'kl jjayae tin Kreneh- tamer f ilniaiMrlie lt Cla-11), wag seen jsteday'.lii oiioii?wlth the French steamer m Kioja, aranicnwas seriously J dnmaged,s but momemtmea ' an 4reachlng AlieonDE. ?Thff itidi escued eight of tl ?crew' Vet -liejilfaMlrbe.5rlsnt twSay--fur 'eitief ijnae'mtiers X 'ati-he crew of that vessel were drowned. The Eaidnerbe- sailed r. from St. - Lorts- du Senegal, September .12. for Marseilles. SlMi nran liuilt inlSS2 at Sunderland. Bnirland. ; and was r owned iy .Pascal CETTINfi TOGETHER. Uine Workor and Mine ;Qwnera Hold Meeting Ts-dsj. . ilazlcton. Pa. Oct lM.-S-Xho. meeting of the national executive board of the United Mine Workers and '.the ollicials. of the three anthracite districts Avhose men have been on. strike Tor over five weeks, began to-day i and-is, the most .importaut-held since the strike was in-' angurated. This meeting, it Js be lieved,, will take. positive .aetian as to whether the strike" shall be declared off at a cei tain time. Thtv conference. It Is understood, will not be concluded to-day. The labor leaders are anxiously awaiting tin offi cial announcement by the big c,nal com panies in the Lack-twatiua region guaranteeing the payment of the 10 per cent advance, "until Aprih It is un derstood that -these '-companies have unofficially stated t-fiatithey will con tinue to pay the increase until that time, but the strike leader's would rath er have them make the) statement o.'li cially.' NEARLY SOLD AS SLAVES. Crew Shipwrecked on African Coast .'In Tow of .Native Tirates. " Philadelphia, Oct 24. A letter to the consignees in this cliy of the r.rUish steamship Itulra. from Captain Burk 111.. 'shows that he and : his crew, be sides being shipwrefked, 'narrowly es caped being made slaves by a gang of pirates. The Indra, .was .bound from Java for the Delaware Breakwater for orders.' She was sugar laden, and-on August 20 she was driven ashore and wrecked near Cap-; Gnnrdafui; the most easterly point of Africa. , Recently Captain Biirkill, the first mate, second, third and fourth engi neers, a quartermaster and an appren tice arrived in. Plymouth. England. These, with thirty-nine other men who left the wreck in two -boats and tried to keep together, were adrift for sev eral days before they sighted a native dhow. , The latter offered to-tow- the Indra's crew to a port where fresh water could be obtained. One of the sailors was fortunate enough to understand the language of the occupants of the dhow and he overheard them conspiriug to tow the boats to a point where the sea men could be sold into slavery. When night came on the ship wrecked crew cut adrift c from the dhow. When the rascally "natives dis covered this they gave chase, and. In order to escape, the sailors liad to sac rifice the boat that contained all their provisions. Ia this plight they drifted about, for days, with little to eat arid less to drink, until finally after untold privations they reached Aden. NEW ENGLAND BEAGT.F. CLUB. Officers-Elected .at th Meetinz Held Last Night. v Hampton, Oct 24. The following of ficers of the New England Beagle club were'elected at the eighth annual meet ing here last evening:,. President, John Caswell, Hyde's Crossing, Mass; vice presidents. IL F. Jollin. Oxford, Mass; A. J. Purington, Palmer, Mass; Brad ford F. Turpin, Roxbury. Mass; secre tary and trasurer, A. D. Fiske, Wor cester, Mass; executive - committee Howard Alniy, ' Provhhwe, ' R. I.; Thomas Shallcross, Providence. It. i., H. B. Tallman, Providence. R. I. The winners in yesterdav's events were ns follows: Class C, Beagles 13 to 15 Inches in height, whelped on or after January 1. lsyy; First Jollibov, owned by H. It. Dunton. Summerville. Mass. Second, Haven's Luke, owned by C. S. Haven. Brookliue. Mass, third, Fred, owned by Lafayette Iloyle, Danlelsou. Conn. reserve, Roiiior. owned by John Caswell, livdes Cross ing, Mass. Class Dr For Beagles' 13 inches and under in height whelped on on or affer January 1, lSO'J: First. Ida Novice. 1st. owned by A. I). . Fisko, Worcester, -Mass: second. Losmie, owned by Mrs Clara J. Turner. Sum merville. Mass. The trials will con tinue to-day and to-morrow. FINANCIAL STRAITS IN. SWEDEN London, Oct 24. A' dispatch to the Dually Mail from Stockholm, Sweden, says: "The extraordinary scarcity of money, which has been growing more acute for a month, is so .seriously affecting commercial circles j as to threaten a crisis. The balance of for eign trade continues against Sweden and the repeated contradiction of gold loans abroad fails to palliate the situ ation. Industries are daily launched, but adequate funds are not available and the newspapers are tilled with ap peals from manufacturers In desperate straits for money. Rural people at tracted 'by, the industrial activity ..are Mocking to the towns, and, consequent ly.' the demand for houses is so great that rents have advanced twenty to thirty per cent. The civil servants have' already been granted twenty per cent Increase in pay o meet the hard times and It Is expected einply-ls generally will have to follow tfult." i ..' A ... NEW HAVEN-DERBY ROAD. : - New Il4ven.- Oct ' 24. The annual meeting of the New Haven- and Der by railroad was held this noon in this city. -The" niittwte of 'the ilas annual meeting were ' approved and; the An nual statement was also accepted .The following board of directors was ap pointed: : ,T. Pieipont Morgan, .William Rockefeller; George J. Brush, John M. Hall, William E. Barnett.-.S, E. Mei wJn, ;N. D. Sperry; -Franklin . Farrell and Thomas Wallace. The directors elected tU following officers: Presi dent.. Jojin M. Hall; vlopresldent. William E. Barnett: secretary, H. M. Koeherstlger. and treasurer. , C. E. Robinson.' The meeting v adlpurned after the election, . ' - - yit-r: '' -i I' 'i '' '..';-. - . SEALING SEASON CLOSED V -''letorlaj B. p.? Oct ;24. During the itearsen." Just " closed UIr.tyour-seaJing SchoanCTS took';i5,Q00HH:iris in Behring "s?n;- Which is 8;000 less 'than taken iiy twehfy-flve schooners last year- The "spring schooners took ' 10.51 7 - sk ins on the, eoast, bringing the total . for the season op -'to 32.517. ' Only flfty-flve branded seals were killed In Behrlng- Ill Woman'! Missionary Society Raises Over 200,000. Women Members Make Appropriate Addresses Dr Barrows's Address . Was the Event of tin: Fust Evening Session. - ... , - . ,. Chicago, Oct 24. The Women's Home Missionary society ol" the Meth odist, church has raised its "Twentieth iCentury Thanks Offering'' of UUO.uoo. New pledges amounting to over $1UL,- UOO were reported last night at the ses sion of the South Pari; church. The corresponding secretary, Mrs .Delia Ja- throp Williams of Delaware, Ohio, an nounced that previously ?iiU,00U hud been raised, making an aggregate ol" $::oo.0'.0, the lull apportionment vi the society. Preparatory to the pledges, Mrs J W. Campbell of New York and Mr.i J. It. Woodcock of Wymore, Neb, ad dressed the convention on the charac ter of the offering and its purpose. Mrs Bishqp Hamilton was chosen chairman of a committee composed of Pacific coast and liunolulu women to take charge of the newly organize! work in Hawaii. Mrs E. L. 'Albright announced that Mrs James Mather of Bradford, Mass, had given $10,000 to Browning home, Camden, S. C." The convention also made the year ly applications for the' maintenance of mission homes in various parts of the country as follows: The Bennett home, Clarkson, Miss, 82,100; Har- wood home, Albuquerque. N. M., $2,- 050; Las Vegas, N. M., 1,770; El Paso home. El Paso. N. M., $U30; Spanish home, Los Angeles, Cal, $1,300; Porto Rico, home. Porto Rico, S2.50O. At the first eveuing session of the thlrtv-second annual meeting of the Woninn's Board of Missions of the In terior, addresses were delivered by Miss Virginia Murdock, who recently returned from China, and the Rev John Henry Barrows, president of Ob- erlin college. Dr Barrows dwelt upon the fact that the United States "is the most potent factor in the civilization of the Orient and said that it is simply inevitable that America should extend its com merce to the ends of the earth, no mat ter whether the question of the safe ty of missionaries enters into consid eration. He said the fiief cause of the recent uprisings of the Chinese against the foreigners was selfishness and robbery on the part of the so called Christian powts. '"We may well rejoice," he contin ued, "that in these later days Ameri ca means far mors than ever to- the world of -the Orient. When I was in Chinese waters an ld side-wheel steamer bearing the American flag was the only memorial and measure of our national greatness. After our victory over Spain the mighty Oregon and Vic toripus piympia became the synibols of American power and to-day we 'are told our flag for the first time is re spected along a "coast line of 5.00X) miles on which dwells, half the human i ac " THE WORK OF SLAUGHTER. Rebels : Arp. Falling Upon Isolated Bodies of Imperial Troops. .Canton, Oct 24. According to offi cial reports all the cities in the Hut Chow prefecture are still holding out, the rebels confining themselves to cap turing villages and slaughtering Isolated- bodies of imperial troops. Tha rebels are also actively recruiting and are now estimated to number 10,000. There has been no pitched battle, but the Chinese general commanding at Hut Chow in afraid to leave the city for fear of being cut off. NO NEWS FROM DEFAULTER. Detectives Guarding the. House - at MountrhflnT-:5 : New; York,: OffrlW to ll o'clock to-day Copjttillng :LTvbrd,-the defaulting note tell&-"theFirst Na tional bank, had n5t-"been"arreste(K It Is said that no news has been. received of him. Several detectives are guard ing the Alvord house- in Mount Ver non and they were on watch all night. The officials of the bank have heard nothing new in the situation. The bank, has cleared up the matter to it's own satisfaction and' nothing more would be said on the matter. TRANSFERRED TO WASHINGTON. Houlton, Me, Oct .24. Rev Father William Lonergan. whptfor the past fifteen years has been' pastor of St Mary s Roman Catholic church here. tnis week will sever his connection with the diocese of Maine, having been called - to - Washington. D. C, by the general of the prdcr of Franciscans, of which he is a member. The transfer was made at: the request of Father i-onergan. his sister, .who has lived with him for many years, being obliged to. secK-a warmer climate owing to in health. . . . - . .. V WEATHER REPORT. , Washington, . Oct 2 l.-V6r Connecti cut: Fair; and cb&Jer .' to-night, and Thursday; fresh southwest . winds, be coming northwest. J ; . Observations taken, (t 8 a. ... . ; ..,- - Biirom. 3f em. V. Wtn. Bismarck , 80.20 Boston 30.22 Buffalo 30,30 Cineinhatt ... .30.34 Chicago 30.34 Denver , . . . . . .30.13P Helena . r..V. .30.02 42 .m '50 54 54 V,i 28 y r4 C2 04 .74 64 SE Cloudy S Pt Cldy NW Clear ' SEs.Cldud.yi W -Clea -. "W CleaB-s SW? eieaR -i SEl-Glondy?- SW: Raiur W Cloudy ,NEi Clojiy W ClofXv Jacksonville .30.20 '.Kansas City V.30.24 XantncVet J. : .30.30 New Haven .3027'. New Orleans .30.10 New York , . . . .30,28 Pittsburg . ... .30.34 St Louis . . ..S30.32 St Paul 30.34 Washington . ; 30.30 54 TS'E Cleii 50 E dear 42 08 E S Clear Pt Cldy TOOK FORTY DOLLARS. Some One Helped Himself at S.ilva - tion Army Headquarters. Some one broke into tlx till of the Salvation army this forenoon and got away wlih the contents, VfO. 1'he un accountable abSviice of one ot the em ployes turns tno linger of suspicion toward 1dm. and moreover, because tor some time he had been speaking of re turning to his home in the oid coun tr; CONTRACTOR ARRESTED. Merldeti, Oct 24. Edward Burns, a well known business-man of this city was placed under" arrest today charged with manslaughter in causing the death of Miss Minnie Marquaret. who was killed by a tree falling on her, which was being cut down on one of the streets of the city. Bums was the Contractor in charge of the work of felling the trees: .A workman named Onal'a Pratzon who has been missing since the accident happened gave himself up vohttarily to-day aid he was placed under arrest also. Bums is held under bonds of S2.000. MITCHELL'S SUMMONS. Shamokin. Penn. Oct 24. A long distance telephone message from Pres ident Mitchell at Hazelton was received here late last night by George llart IeUi, secretary of district miruoe-r nine of the United Mine Workers, summon ing him to Hazelton to attend an im portant conference at ' 2 o'clock this afternoon. Hartlein is a member of the executive .board: Before leaving here early to-day hs said the confer ence would likely declare the strike off some time this afternoon. SOME STRIKERS RETURN. New Haven, Oct 24. About 100 of the men employed by the New Haven rolling mill who have been out on a strike for several weeks, returned to work this morning. There are 200 men still out and there Is ns yet no prospect of the full resumption of the works. CITY NEWS. M.ller Poiter, aged S7 years, died yes terday at his home on Mill street. Miss Cordelia Stone has returned to her home in Thompsonville, ' after a two weeks' pleasant vacation at her uncle's. F. Lachapelle's, of 272 South Main street. , St Cecilia's fair will be the center of attraction to-night. A. II. Dale, torn dieu. II. II. Beuu in artistic bag- punching, the three Shelvey brothers in song aud dance and acrobatic, feats will render the stage entertainment. Bessie Dempsey, aged 23 years, died last night at the home of Edward Law- lor, 740 East Main street. The de ceased had been lau employe of the Scovlll Manufacturing Co for several years. The f uncral. will take place to-morrow morning at 8:0 oVlock with. a mass of requiem at the Sacred Heart church and interment in Calvary ceme tery. . The girls glee club of the High scnool are renearsing steanlly m-preparation for their Concert in' a few weeks. Miss lice, is their instructor. aud that she has an excellent class of singers was well attested by the com ments which she received from the New Haven press last week on account of the splendid singing of her pupils at the teachers convention in New Haven. . James II. Mulville. the undertaker. is moving into his new home at 430 East Main street to-day and from 1 1ds date forward all calls made at the house will be answered from that place. The building was built by John Ryan aud Is one of the handsomest private residences in the city. How's hoping that Mr Mulville and his family will occupy it to a ripe old ae with a full measure of happiness thrown in Only two days more remain for reg istering your name on the list of vot ers, jtue national issues tins year are of immense Importance to all the peo ple aud every man who is elegible to vote ought to register- so that he can take part in determining t;iese great questions. The board will adjourn at 5 o'clock this afternoon and- be in session from C to -8 this evening. Fri day; is the last day and the rush Js sure to be great. - A white horse hitched to a. rusty looking runabout ran away this after noon on west .viaiu street. Tlie gang or men employed on tlie asphalt piv ing Job Just opposite the city hall were scattered by the horse which made a mad plunge among them. The horse was thrown and turned a series of somersaults, the driver, a small boy, was fiuug In the air but escaped with out a scratch and the wagon was bad ly wrecked. The boy picked himself up the moment he touched ground caught the horse and drove away smilingly at the.wreck of 'the. wagon, Mrs Martha Neville, of 30 South Elm street, died this noon, after an Illness of several weeks. She leaves two daughters. . Mrs NelHe Ferris- aud Mrs Annie Simmons of New-Yprk city: and two sous. William and Michael, of this city, .besides her mother, three sisters and -one brother,!-who resides In Bella fonte. Penn. Mrs Neville has lived In Waterbury for the past fifteen or twen ty vears and n'ossessed a 4ar"e. ac- tl mErtam eUl m iStr lint rrrty , rpgret't her death. She had a cheerful dispo sition aud will be greatly. pissed by bptli friends aud, the family.- The fu neral will lie: held. Friday morning at 8:30 O'clock to -the church of the .Im maculate Conception. 'Tlie funeral ofr Mrs Margaret. Shu grue took place this iuoruri'1 fi'om the family residence on . Baldwin street to St Francis Xavier's church v-here a mass of requiem was celebrated by; the Rot Father Curtin. The Imarera were Michael Flynn. Patrick "Dillon, HchaU - Dillon., ; William : : Dillon, ThouiasDlUon and r John Dillon, the flverfast- named being first cousins of thedeceased. .' Th ;-lloral offeriugs. were prefuse and' lnc-tudetl a "beautiful pillow; lettered "Wife" from the hus band ;of- the deceased; standing harp, employes -ot thfr' ivory department -of the sWatertiury Button Co; a hnndsome piece representing' faith. hope and charity, employes of i,the . Waterbury, Button Co; . bouquet.';,:Mr.. and;. Mrs Michael Ford. The Interment iyas in : St Joseph's cemetery. ilORE STATISTICS. Annual Roport ol the United States Commissioner. - HAWAII HAS 1 69 SCHOOLS. School Attendance in the rhJlipiJlne ; , Islands Cuba Shows a Large Per- ceutage of Increase In the Number of Schools. , , ' ' . ' - - - Washington, Oct 24. The annual re port of the United States commission- . er of education for the fiscal year end- . ed June 30 last, gives the figures for the fiscal year 1808-00 as the .latest . statistics obtainable. It shows.'that. . he grand total of pupils in all schools, . elementary, secondary and highea pub lie and private, for the year ended July IS'JO, was 10.73S,302, of which the number enrolled in . the , . common - schools, elementary and secondary, . was 15,13S,715. Twenty and one-half '.' per cent of the entire population was. enrolled in the public elementary schools and high schools. There were 35,458 pupils in attendance in all de- . partmeuts of the colleges of agrlcul-. tine and the mechanic arts under, the act of congress approved August 30, 1800, In aid of such instltutious. -The -total income of these Institutions, dis- trlbuted among the various states, amounted to $0,103,010, of which . 709,710 was derived from acts of . con gress, 'J.5i(i.4'Ji was appropriated oyr. the several states and territories, and .-. ihe remainder was derived, from fees. investment funds and other miscellan eous sources. L nder supervision or the bureau tweuty-flr public schools , are maintained in Alaska, withi a total . enrollment of 1.723 pupils. The report was the school work in the Philippines, Cuba, Porto Rico and Hawaii. The total attendance In the Manila schools- is given as 5,700 on September 30, 1899 against a school population of some 25,000. In Cuba in March, 1900, there. were 131 boards of education, 8,099 schools in operation, with 3,500 teach ers and 130,000 children enrolled. "'In " 1800 there had been only 200 schools. atendance 4.000. The expenditures up to the end of March. 1900. had been $3,500,000. the school fund being taken from the customs receipts and the es-... tlmate for 1000 was $4,000,000. In Por to Rico, for the first term of 1899-1900 the school enrollment was 24.392; av- erage -daily attendance. 20,103; nopula- . tion of the Island, 957.779. In Hawaii the total number of public nnd private schools Is 109. with a total enrollment of 15.490. including a large proportion of foreigners, each nationality having its own teacher. ' - . '.: ' THEY MUST BEHAVE. Truant Officer Turley Brings Boys Be fore" Superintendent:? -Schools. , ' Three unruly small boys,.-pupils of the Bishop street school, made things very interesting for the principal and one of the teachers a few days ago. One of the boys threatened to assault the principal, Miss-.Piuch. If she dared., whip him, aud another of the boys. ln. a tussle with one. of the. teachers al most tore the sleeve off her dress, it Is reported about the neighborhood.' The following morning when the'., teacher? . were going up Bishop street, on the way to the school they were surprised to see the chalk figure of a. woman drawn out on: the sidewalk surrounded by remarks of a very serious charac ter. Investigation showed that the three boys referred to were the insti gators of the thing. One of them was expelled from the school this noon, and all three of 'them were arrested by Truant Officer Turley and taken be fore Superintendent of Schools Tink er, who will decide what action shall be taken to punish the boys. CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM. Samuel L. .Bronson's Response to thf Questions Propounded. ... New Haven. Oct 24 The Constitu tional Reform association- this . after, noon made public the following letter, received by its secretary from Samuel L. Bronson, democratic -candidate for governor, in response to a series' ''. of questions propounded in" a recently, is sued circular. - Mr James E. Wheeler. Secretary of the Constitutional Reform Association; My Dear Sir: I am in receipt . of . your favor of the 19th, enclosing a. ser ies of questions, which you inform me have been submitted to the candidates of both parties for the. genera lassem-' bly. In reply allow me to s,ay that I am in favor of calling a convention to revise our present state constitution; and I believe that there should be change In the composition of both-the house of representatives and the. sen ate, providing for the representation of the people per capita, that the gen-, oral assembly should be -restricted to legislative functions and that-the. gov ernor should have a more 1 effective veto. ; ' - " - Will you kindly add my naine tr tt. list ,of your members. . ". .' - ; - --- t-Vjery-.'espeftfully.,:. X . , " ' SAMUEL L. BRONSON". DEAD, IN THE. HARBOR. . Portland Me, October 24. The' body of a well dressed man about fifty years of age was found floating in the har bor to-dajv A card in his pocket bore the name of Walter B. ,Hoyt and .the , address 70 Fifth avenue.'f Attached to his vest was a chain but no. wat-h. The police are of the opinion that the man was robbed - .but. thereV was-i no marks of an assault -on the body. . He had been dead but five or six hours. ,. M ERI DEN -NOMINATIONS.;-" ;L" AleTiden. Oct 24.The demotriits Jast -night nominated Dr A.- AVr Tracy and : August Maschneyer" ' for --. representa tives, and P., T. O'Brien for Judge of probate. ' - . -. - - - "C - MANY SOLDIERS KILLED. Simla. Oct 24. Lieutenant Hennes sy and fortyflve' Sikhs were killed in a brush with Iabsud raiders at Jan dola yesterda j ia, irom isew xotk