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; L ' 5 WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. REBELS ATTACK Villagers in the Samtochuck Kwaishin District. 200 VILLAGERS WERE KILLED. General Yingshang Under American Escort On His .Way to Pekin Two Hundred Boxers Killed by German Marines. Hong Kong, Oct 25. The governor of Hong Kong has been informed that 4.0O0 villagers in the Saintochuek Kwaishin district were attacked by rebels at Pengkok. The villagers were defeated and 2.000 of them killed. The rebels, who lost 400 killed, burned two villages containing 3,000 houses. A force of 2.000 troops went to the as sistance of the villagers and engaged the rebels on October 22. Xo details of the result have been received. General Ho with 2,000 troops has returned to Hong Kong, having burn ed the villages of Shanchautin and Malantau. Tien Tsin, October 24. via Shanghai, Oct 25. General Yingshang has ar rived here en route for Pekin. under an American escort. It is understood that his presence is due to Count Yon Waldersee's request. The Germans are sending supplies to Pao Ting Fu for the winter garrison. The Chinese Imperial troops are reported to be operating unmolested against the boxers to the southward of Tien Tsln. Kiau Chau, Oct 25. A detachment of German marines in a battle near Kaumi with boxers killed two hun dred of the latter. Paris, Oct 25. The foreign ofiice has heard directly from M. Pichon, the French minister at Pekin. He has been ill with typhoid fever but is im proving. He has not been so ill as to be unable to oversee the affairs of the legation, and it is believed he will be able to attend the sessions of the ministers in a week. The French consul at Hankow cables that he-has secured protection for the missions and christians iu Shen Si province. Fearing that the court's presence there may cause an anti foreign outbreak, the consul notified the viceroy that any hostile attitude would result in breaking on all the peace negotiations on the part of the powers. The viceroy thereupon se cured the Issuance of an imperial de cree making death the penalty for any anti-foreign disturbers of the peace. Victoria. B. C, Oct 25. The steam ed Kinshin Maru has arrived here with advices that late engagements resulting In the occupation of.. Pet Tang and Lutal forts and other act ions have been made independently, and show that the alliance of nations has been dissolved. Russia, Germany and France alone attacked Pel Tang and Lutai, giving no notice, but sim ply communicating the result to the commanders of the congress of other powers. Advices from Chemulpo say that Mr Sands, the American adviser to the Corean court, and Messrs Bostwick and Colloran have induced a number of pro-American ministers to assist them in the advancement of American interests. Conferences were held with, the em peror regarding the borrowing of five million dollars from America on se curity of the customs revenue, but there was a hitch and the scheme seemed not to be a success. The Pekin correspondent of the Kobe Chronicle says the object of Japan In keeping the fifth army di vision In China was because of the failure of Russia to abide by the pro posal to withdraw from Pekin. He praises the stand taken by the United States, saying no one can accuse her 'of seeking self -glory or gain. In taking the punishment of the rebels Into their own hands, the powers de stroy any semblance of authority re maining to the Chinese government, even if the emperor is withdrawn from the Influence of the dowager em press, he will fall easy prey to stron ger minds. ' The correspondent fears that the powers, viewing each other with suspicion will be unable to agree on so difficult a matter. Berlin, Oct 25. Germany has agreed to Japan's proposal that the peace ne gotiations with China shall be entrust ed to-the foreign representatives at Pekin. Xew York, Oct 25. In his response to the British and German governments regarding the Anglo-German agree ment, says the Herald's Washington correspondent. Secretary Hay la like ly to make another effort to induce all the powers to Join in an agreement for the maintenance of 'the Integrity of China and the preservation of the 'oien door." - It Is believed at Washington that France and Russia will not decline te Join in such a declaration, and In view of the Anglo-German reiteration of the principles of the Integrity of China and the -"open door," the London and Berlin governments could hardly avoid assenting to such a proposal. Italy and Austria, which have assented to the Anglo-German agreement, would, , of course, follow the lead of the Ger man emperor. ' POSTMASTERS IXDICTELV, ' Atlanta. Go, Oct' 25. The United States grand Jury has returned thir teen Indictments against former post masters and carriers in - , Harrison and Paulding counties, this state, charging conspiracy to defraud the government. It is clamled by the post office authorities that the thirteen de fendants went, so far. as to give away stamps In order to cancel them and sent bulky packages through the of fices. It is said that a dog, was sent In this way and that pieces of pine bark were stamped and mailed. ;:vi- ..- YUKON ELECTION'S Victoria, - B. Oct 25. News Was brought by the steamer Danube of the Yukon elections held October 17, which resulted In a victory,, f or l the reform candidate j,.u.n-a . -.) i., BRYAN IN PHILADELPHIA. Scarcely Room for His Party to Get Through the Streets. Philadelphia. Penu, Oct 25. William J. Bryan arrived in this city at 9:25 o'clock this morning from Wilmington, Del, where ho spent the night after his trip through Maryland and Delaware yesterday. Mr Bryan was escorted by the democratic city committee of Phil adelphia. When he arrived at -the Broad street station of the Pennsyl vania road he was greeted by such a mass of people that there was scarce ly rooni for his party to make its way to the street. The streets surrounding the station were also crowded with thousands of people curious to see the democratic candidate. Mr B.'yn was taken to a hotel close to the station, where he was to rest for a couple of hours before beginning his tour of New Jersey. As soon as Mr Bryan reached the quarters assigned to him. however, the hotel tilled with men desirous of greet ing him and an impromptu reception began, which precluded all thought of rest for the candidate. J0HX SHERMAN' S FUNERAL. A Xotable Gathering at the (Services in Washington. Washington, Oct 25. The funeral of ex-Secretary John Sherman was held at the Sherman home on K street yes terday afternoon. President McKinley was represented by Secretary Hay. The services, which were simple, were conducted by the Rev Alexander McKay-Smith, pastor of St John's Episco pay church, assisted by the Rev E. M. Paddock, assistant rector. A quartet of the St John's choir, accompanied by the organist, H. II. Freeman, sang in the intervals of the service. There was no funeral address, aud after the reading of the service and a short prayer the casket was borne from .the house. A detachment of the Fifth cavalry escorted the body to the depot. The honorary bearers were Secretary Hay, Secretary Gag, Justice Harlan of the supreme court. Admiral Dewey, Gener al. Nelson A. Miles. ex-Senator Camer on of Pennsylvania, Judge Bancroft Davis, the Hon J. A. Kasson of the state department, and Colonel M. M. Parker. Among those present at the service were members of the president's cabi net. Chief Justice Fuller and the as sociates of the supreme court; M. Thle bault. French charge d'affaires; Count von Quadt. German charge d'affaires; Kogoro Takihera .the Japanese minis ter; the Mexican ambassador and Mme Aspiroz; Minister Wu Tingtl Fang. Mr Vicuna, the Chilean minister; Mr Pali do, the Venezuelan charge and mem ber sof the Loyal Legion. The funeral party left for Mansfield, O., on a special train over the Penn sylvania railroad at 3:30 o'clock. There the burial took place to-day. Columbus, O., Oct 25. In Ohio the republican campaign was at a stand still to-day, as a tribute of respect to the memory of Hon John Sherman, whose funeral occurred at Mansfield this afternoon. All the political meet ings have been either declared off or postponed. The state officials left here at 7:20 o'clock a. -m. for Mansfield to attend the funeral. The state offices in the capitol building were closed during the afternoon. ABOLISH SUGAR BOUXTIES. Xew York, Oct 25. It seems likely, from negotiations which have been taking place here, says a Paris dis patch to the Times, that France. Ger many and Austria will abolish the sugar bounties if other countries will abolish the import taxes. It is not asked that America abolish her duties, as she is relatively a small importer of sugar. THE DOG LAUGHED. The proprietor of a Third avenue store owns a little black kitten that cultivates a habit of squatting on its haunches, like a bear or a kangaroo, and then sparring with its forejmws as (f it had taken lessons from a pugilist. A gentleman took into the store the other evening an enormous-black dog, half Newfoundland, half collie, fat, good natjred and intelligent. -. The tiny black kitten, instead of bolting at once for shelter, retreated a few paces, sat erect on its hind legs, and "put Its fists" in an attitude of defiance. The .contrast in size between the two was Intensely amusing. It reminded one of Jack the Giant Killer preparing to demolish a giant. Slowly and without a sign of excita bility the huge dog'walked as far as his chain would allow, him, and gazed Intently at the kitten and its odd pos ture. ; Then, . as .the comicality of the situation atrtiek him, he turned his head and Moulders around to the spec tators, and if animal ever laughed in the rworld that dog1 assuredly did so then and there.' He neither barked nor .growled,- but indulged In a low chuckle, while eyes and' mouth beamed with merriment. Xew York " Tele gram. ---.-' - THE SALARIED PHYSICIAXS. As many know,' the. Chinese'physl clan receives a salary from his pa tients as long as they are well, and as soon as they get IU his pay stops. Some American families, not disdaining to learn something from the other side of the-world, have partially adopted the same plan; that is. they pay the sal ary whether they are sicli or well, and It Is, of course, the interest of the doc tor to keep them. -well as much as he can so as to' save himself the trouble of attending. them. : . t When the Chinese 5 ' method, or- the American .modification-. of ,:it, -comes Into general practice., ifwin be the in terest of the physician TVho -has -charge of a family t study each member of It; physically, mentally; spiritually;- to prescribe for'tbem correct environmen't, proper diet and healthy habits; and to labor with the view of mducjng them .to keep In touch with all these. Will . Carletoa'a Magazine. . . I -raiK TELLER Said to Be Hiding- in His Mount Vernon Home. " No Warrant for His Arrest Has Been Asked Friends May Induce Him to Make Restitution Said to Have Had an Enormous Sum in" Cash When He Left. New York, Oct 25. The Evening World, following up the reports that Cornelius L. Alvord. the absconding note teller of the First National bank, was hiding in his Mount Vernon home, says: "Developments this morning indi cate that the whereittiouts of Alvord are known both to his attorneys and the bank cllicials. "That no warrant for his arrest has been asked is due to the efforts of his friends to induce him to make restitution. "Negotiations are now on with the bank otiicials in their belief that it will lead, it is said ,to the restoration with in a few days of a large portion of the amount stolen. Alvord's arrest would be an immediate bar to resti tution on his part. "Meanwhile the man. who is said by Intimate friends to tie In his housa at Mount Vernon, and by others to be somewhere iu the vicinity, is under close surveillance by detectives. His escape Is an impossibility. "Alvord is said to have had an enor mous sum in ready cash when he took his final departure from the bank. , "This, with his real estate holdings, several blocks of securities, his wife's diamonds, his horses ad livery aud his interest in several New York busi ness concerns, are under consideration in the negotiations between Alvord's friends and those from whom he stole. "One of the absconder's friends as serts that Alvord's holdings when re alized will make him only $100,000 to the bad on the amount of his dera catlon." HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY. Appropriations and Pledges Made at Concluding Meeting. Chicago, Oct 25. The Woman's Home Missionary society concluded its annual meeting last night The next convention will be held in Xew York city. The following appropriations and pledges were made: Washington Training school, Wash ington, D. C., appropriated $02,095, pledged $S0O; Marcy Home, Chicago, appropriated $3,310, pledged $388; Watts De Peyster home. Tivoli, X. Y'., appropriated $3,050, pledged $1,810; Mothers' Jewels home, York, Xeb. ap propriated $10,010. pledged $1,440; SIdley hospital. Washington. D. C, ap propriated $13,1UG, pledged $50; Stick ney home, Lyndon, Wash, appropriated $1.8S0, pledged $700; Jesse Lee Memo rial home. Unalaska. Alaska, appropri ated $4.4G0. pledged $2,300: Hawaii, appropriated $2,500, pledged $2S0: Im migrant work, appropriated $0,090. , KILLED OX THE TRACK. A Man and Woman Struck Xear Xor wklk To-day. Xorwalk, Oct 25. Two persons were tilled on the .New York division of the New York. New Haven and Hartford railroad this morning. Mrs Motfey was hit by the Pittslield express while gathering coal on the track at Green wich. Her death was instantaneous. Lewis C. Wheeler. SO years of age and single, threw himself In front of a train at Stratford early this morning and was also instantly killed. A year ago be suffered from a sunstroke and since that time his head has bothered him. This morning he purchased some laud anum and it is believed that he was on his way to some secluded spot to take his life, when he saw the train and chose the quicker- method. SULLIVAN'S BACKER A FORGER. Montreal, Oct 25. Harry Phillips, well known to sporting men all over the United States, once a backer of John L. Sullivan, was arrested last night on a charge of uttering forged paper, knowing it to be forged. He was admitted to bail. The arrest arises out of the alleged theft of, a $1,500 check from a farmer by. two saloon rounders. ABANDONED AT SEA. London. Oct 25. The British steam er Romsdalen. from Charleston. Octo ber 7, passed Prawle Point to-day and signalled that the Xorwegian bark Crown Prince, Captain Sorrensen, from Darien, September 21 for Liv erpool, had been abandoned nt sea. All the crew had been saved, of whom eight were on board the Romsdalem. The Crown Prince hailed fromChris tiania, where she was owned. COXDEMX THE SYSTEM. , Seattle. Wash, Oct 25. Advices on the steamer San Pedro, from Xome, tell of a citizens mass meeting held at the northern gold camp on Octo ber S, at which action was - taken against-the system of receiverships now in vogue. - Resolutions were pass ed condemning the system and dele gates' were elected-to place the min ers' grievances before the authorities at Washington.- - .. 1 CAMERON' S FUXERAL. London. Oct 25. -The funeral ser vices over the remains of Sir Roderick Cameron, of Staten Island, X. Y, who died at the Hyde Park hotel here, Oc tober7 19, was held in this city this morning. Joseph H. Choate, the United States ambassador, and the Canadian representatives in London were in at tendance. ' - ' ; - !'.''." j STEAMER -XiAiTXCHEb, ; ', 4, v New York, Oct 25. Another addition to the new colonial -fleet of the White Star line, has been made in the twin screw 'steamer Runic, which was launched to-day at Belfast, Ireland, at the shipyard of Harland & Wolff.- Tha Runic is 505 . feet long and 64 . feet beam, with a . gross tonnage of ,12,400, WORKING FOR REFORM. The Constitutional Reform Committee Has Begun Its Labors. Xew Haven, Oct 25. The following was made public to-day r "The Con stitutional Reform association, which was organized in this city a short time ago, has begun its work in a practical and thorough manner. The associa tion, which is non-partisan, having de clared that Its sole 'object is to bring about the calling of a constitutional convention by the legislature, in order that the people of Connecticut may adopt a new constitution that will be suited to the age in which we live," has addressed all the candidates for the -next general, assembly on the question of constitutional reform. "It is an interesting fact that all of the candidates for the general assem bly from New Haven are in favor of constitutional reform. Their replies to the questions of the Constitutional Reform association were made prompt ly, and, in each case they are strongly in favor of the object of the associa tion. These replies are very Interest ing, as they express the views of prac tical politicians on the question of con stitutional reform. Frederick A. Aver ill, republican candidate for senator from this district, replied to the first two questions in regard to the election of state odcers by plurality vote, and in regard to a change in the composi tion of the house of '. representatives, by answering 'Yes' to both questions. Iu regard to changes in the composi tion of the senate' Mr Averill says: 'It (the senate) should be Increased and should be rcdistricted according to pop ulation." On the question of enlarging the powers of the governor. Mr Averill makes an interesting reply, which is both conservative and yet progressive. He says: "Under the present system the practical working of the power of Hie state executor is satisfactory. I am not certain whether, the appoint ment by the governor of inferior court Judges would give better results than the present system. As a matter of fact the representatives from the dif frent towns practically have power to nominate Judges from their towns." James P. Bree, the democratic can didate for senator from New Haven, answered the first four questions in the affirmative. His views coincide with the object of the Constitutional Reform association. To the fifth ques tion ia reg:trJ to the en'argement of the powers of the governor. Mr Bree says that he is in favor of enlarging tiie powers of the governor: "If the se lection of Judges of the inferior courts be not left to the p'eople, and that the governor have authority to appoint these judges." The four candidates for represenatives give similar an swers. COLOR OF AUTUMN LEAVES. Depends a Good Deal on Storing Up of AshCcostituents. Why is it that In autumn the leaves of some of the forest trees exhibit a brilliant livery-of crimson while others exhibit only a Vellow or golden glory? P. CJ. Keegan,;in a recent letter to Na ture, offers "a -tentative hypothesis as follows. He says: - . "It is known -by .analysis that the percentage of ash increases through nearly the whole life of the leaf in bech, sycamore, elm. but not iu oak. larch, cherry,- etc. It depends a good deal on whether some one ash constit uent (generally lime or silica) is being steadily stored up, The dry leaf of the common maple on May 1 has 0 per cent ash. The dry leaf of the wild cherry has on April !i8 7.8 per cent, and on October 2, 7.2 per cent ash. Now the leaf of the former tree is only yel low in autumn, and never red. while that of the latter is very often beauti fully crimson. In the former case there is a kind .of gradual decay or death of some, of the cells, (mostly of the upper external skin), which occasions a drainage.of mineral and organic sub stances to thesv parts from the still living tissues, and this drainage seems to have a distinct influence over the ultimate autumnal coloring of the leaf itself. It is easy to understand that the leaves which exhibit such a decay are just those wherein the chromogen precurslve of the brilliant red colora tion would likewise, suffer an analogous kind of change, i. e.,i't would tend to become brown, to produce philoba phene. Just as is thej practically dead portion of the rind. . "Where this accumulation of min eral matter does not take place, as in cherries. .. currants. American oaks, chromogen does not deteriorate into a simple yellow or dull Drown, it evolves its proper pigment, and assumes the flush and glow of active living color." BANK OF ENGLAND. London, Oct 25. The weekly state ment of the Bank of England shows the following chnnges: Total reserve decreased 3S1,000; circulation de creas?d 200,000; bullion decreased 070,007; other securities decreased 140,000; other deposits increased - 15,000;. r public .deposits decreased 544,000;, . otes . reserve decreased 391,0005 government securities un changed. The proportion of the Bank of England's reserve to liability is 42.89 per cent. Last week it was 43.24 per cent. Rate of discount un chansed at 4 per cent. Ckflaraa Builm luUcr Brldcaa. Indian Engineering, published in Calcutta, says that the kidnaping of children to bury under the founda tions of railway , bridges, which has often caused troubla'. in , India, has spread -to China, and a bridge is sow rmrely jbuiH ia that country without the .4iajpeeu-anee of several children fc'otu the neighborhood. - . 1 4 "Plymouth Oct 26.Arrived: -'Stetp er, Fuerst, Bismarck, from New York. v "'- I ' Queenstown. :OctJ 25. Arrived; Steamer-Germanicv from Xew. York. - -; IfllDflfflLWI. Crowds Surround. County Jail at Paterson. Four Men Confined Therein Charged With Murderiug Jennie Bosschieter Extra Guards Were riaced Around The rrlson All the Crowd .Needed Was a Leader. New York, Oct 25. Crowds sur rounded the Passaic county jaii in Pat-trt-An, X. J., las: evening, and threats were made against Walter C. McAllis ter. George J. Kerr, Wiiliam A. Death and Andrew Campell. confined there on the charge of having murdered Jen nie Bossi'hieter. So menacing were tlioy that extra guards were put on duty. The officials f fa red that if a leader appeared at any time to inspire the crowd an assault might be made. There had been fully 300 persons pres ent during the nfternoon, but when the mills and factories closed proba bly 3.000 gathered and the excitement was intense, 'but the majority drifted away without attempting violence. A statement was made last night that a woman assisted in removing Jennie Bosschieter's unconscious form from the saloon where she had been drugged to the hack. She had siea the girl in the back room of the saloon and had helped by lifting her out. open ing the door and standing guard, until tnere was nobody in sight to interfere. Seulthorpe. the hackman. said to-day that a woman whose name he does not know was in Saas's saloon at the time the dead girl's drink was drugged, and afterwords helped to put the girl into the cab. The police are searching-for this woman and also for the drug clerk who sold chloral to McAllister. He has disappeared, but it is not thought that he has left Paterson. INVITED FRIENDS TO BANQUET. Took Poison at the Table and Died Shortly After. Indianapolis, Oct 25. Mrs Jennie Bridgewater, a young married woman, of Scottsbtirg, arranged a novel enter tainment for her friends Tuesday night. Earlier in the day she invited a number of them to take supper with her and the meal was an abundant one and had evidently been prepared with great care. Mrs Bridgewater did not eat anything but presided at the table and waited upon her guests. Sudden ly, her manner changed and she told her friends that her husband, to whom she had been married but three weeks had deserted her and there was noth ing now to live for. Astonishment was depicted upon every face when . the annonnment came and no answer was made. While her guests were silently wondering at her changed manner.-, she poured a white powder into a glass partially filled With wntir and n,. i" .' . ... iiiai in wanted to die. a raw ... i.,. she became drowsy and when a doctor was caneii she was, unconscious and died near midnight. The white pow der was morphine. - Mrs Bridgewater we 19 years old and a womaiwaf rnmi -oii. vn. ing is known of the cause of the trouble ot-mi-cu uKi- ana ner nusbund. WALL STREET DcANGS. Wall street. 10-in ti, n , .... . i j ,7 irttllj- mg movement. winVh rtm-ii.H i yesterday afternoon's stock market. sun in evidence this morning, causing sharn declines in snm., ,ti-' Northern Pacific was quoted simultan eously at ..iya down to 5714 on the sale of 3,000 shares compared with 574 injjui. j.ue ouu party took up other stocks for an advance to sustain me martet anil hid up Brooklyn Tran sit 1'on a rumor of Metropolitan con trol and lifted Southern Pacific nearly a point. The opening as a consequence was very Irregular. New iork. Oct 25. Cotton futures opened steady at the decline. Oct 8.74; Xov, 8.7S; Dec. Jan. 8.75; Feb' 8.i0: Mar, 8.75; Apr, 8.72; May, June, 8. .3; July, S.71 ; Aug, S.05. Vvall street, 11 a. m. The general market did not advance appreciably notwithstanding the buovancv of Brooklyn Transit and Metropolitan Street Railway. These stocks im proved 2 and 2Va respectively. Ac tive bidding for Southern Pacific and Pacific Mail raised them 1 and 1. Some of the Southwestern advanced, but thev were not wll iw.i.i x-. Jersey Central early lost 1. At 11 o'clock the. market was on the down grade, under havy realizing in the tractions. Sucrar Tnbn the railroads. WEATHER REPORT. Washinirton. Oct 25 Vn CUt: Partly rlnmlv fn-nlo-lit o,l day"; cooler to-night; fresh, northeast 111U9. .... Weather nhtfK- . An n-on high pressure ia over xw -Rnrriaini Low pressure is central in the extreme northwest. There has been a fall of temperature of about 10 degrees in the Lake region nnrl Xwv- Fiiiinn.i ers occurred in the past'twenty-four nours in the southern sections. Pleas ant weather prevails generally this morning east of the Rocky mountains. uservarions taxen at o a. m.: Barom. Tem. W. Wen. Bismarck .... Boston ...... Buffalo ...... .30.00 .30.54 .30.40 .30.34 .30.2S .30.14. .30.10 .30.24 .30.12 .30.40 .30.50 .30.18 .30.42 ,.tl0.40 .30.22 1 : 30.02 130.44 40 XE Cloudy 5(5 XE Clear 50 SE Clear 50 E . . Clear 5(5 S . Cloudy 40 E Clear 28 SW Clear 72 XE Clear 50 S Clear . 58 XB Clear ' 57 X Cloudy 72 XE Cloudy 64 XE Clear , 54 E . Clear 00 S ' Cloudy 58 SE Clear 53 XE ' Clear Cincinnati . . . Chicago Denver ..... Helena !. . .. Jacksonville , Kanpj.s City . Xa itucket . ,:. Kew' Haven . Xew Orleans'. Xew York Pittsburg . .. St Louis . . . . St -Paul "Washington . 1 FROM WATERBURY. ; ., Two Runaway , Girls in the- Police Court at Xew York.' Xew York, Oct 25. Two young run away girls, who say they came from Waterbury and who gave the names of .Jennie Fefevre anil May Dillon, were before the police court here to-day. They were arretted by the .police as their actions created the suspicion that they hail run away from their homes. The Dillon girl, who sayfe she Is but 12 years of age, was dressed- in boy's clothes. The Rirls said they came from Waterbury to get positions on the stage. They were remanded in the cartt of the (Jerry society until such time as their friends, ave heard from. rOI.O LEAGUE MEETING. Secretary Morse Calls a Meeting of the Directors for Friday. Hartford. Oct 25. Secretary Jacob Morse, of the National Polo league, .has called a meeting of the organization, to be held in this city at the Hotel Ileu bleiu, Friday afternoon, to make plans for the opening of the season. At this mei tiug it is expected that all the dif ferences existing . between Jean Jacques, owner of The Waterbury franchise, and Fred Doe. the manager of last year's Waterbury team, will be settled. Doe will this season manage and captain the Springfield team for Wiiliam Murray of Providence. MILITIA CALLED OUT. Montreal. Oct 25 About 100 militia men have been called in to preserve order at the Valley Field cotton mills, where there has been an intermittent strike all the year. This morning the strikers stopped the coal carts of the company from entering the yards of the company and in consequence tS company called on the governor for protection. " WATERBURY CASE BEING HEARD Bridgeport, Oct 25. The supreme court of errors to-day heard the argu ments in the appeal of Charles N. Mor gan of New York, who sued the Ran dolph & Clowes company of Water bury to recover $1,000 for legal ser vices. The superior court rendered judgment for the demendants. CITY NEWS. A sou was born last evening to Mr aud Mrs Michael Carroll of C73 North Riverside street. There will be an important meeting of Court R. F. Phelan this evening. Every member is requested to be present. John Leary, an employe of the Hell naann Brewing Co. who has been a patient in the hospital for the last three weeks, is" able to be out again. A four-months'-old son of Mr and Mrs f red Steuborn of 082 North Riv trside street died last nlaht. The funeral took place this afternoon with interment in Riverside cemetery. Patrick J. Donahue, while working on a staging on East Main street this morning, fell and severely . sprained both ankles. Dr Donahue attended to the man's injuries. Mr Donahue is about 55 years old. Michael Mulling of North Leonard street and Miss Catherine McLoughlin of Cooke street were married this morning in St Thomas's church by the Rev Father Crowley. The witnesses were Michael Gilmartin aud Miss An nie Mulline, a sister of the groom. The ladies of Maccabees. Eagle Hire. No lti, will hold an open meet ing in Congress hall Monday evening when State Deputy John Johnson will speak on the order. AH ladies and gentlemen interested in the Maccabees are invited to be present. Besides the address an interesting musical " and literary entertainment will be render ed. At the St Thomas Church this morn ing at half past eight, the pastor. Rev Father Crowley, united in marriage Michael II. O'Neill and Miss Kathar ine Carroll. After the ceremony a reception was held at the . home of the- groom 17 Gilbert street. The at tending couple for the ceremony were Morgan T. Burke and Miss Grace McGrath. The fortv hours' devotion at St Ann's church was brought to a close this morning at 9 o'clock when a solemn high mass was " celebrated. There was also a procession of the Blessed Sacrament in which about 100 boys and girls participated. The little girls were prettily dressed in white, while the boys were handsomely at tired in suits of black with white neck ties. A large number was present at the ceremonies. Two) remonstrances have been filed with the county commissioners against' granting a liquor license to Charles G. Sigmund at 744 West Main street. One of the remonstrants is the Waterbury Golf club and the other is signed by Charles A. Colley, R, L. Andrus, Theo dore Baldwin. L. H. Schuyler, E. L. Chapman and E. M. Pierpont. .... Sig mund conducts a restaurant at the above address and has applied for a hotel license. The pings is In the block near the entrance to the golf grounds. The fuueral of Bessie Dempsey took place this mcrning from her late home on East- Main street with a mass of requiem at the Sacred Heart church and interment iu Calvary cemetery. There was a large number of floral tributes including a pillow from the shopmates xt the deceased Jt the Scovill Manufacturing Co. and bou quets from M. B. Hall. Miss 31. B. Hall, Mrs M. H. Pulver. Annie Hall. T. C. Perkins. J. E. Lamb and Mr and Mrs G. Gardner. The. bearers were Edward Lawlor. J. L. Sullivan. George Garneau, Charles Holmes. .John , E. Lamb and William Franklin. ; , CARD OF THANKS. ; We desire to express our thanks, to our friends , and neighbors,, and espe cially to the employes of the:, Water bury Button Co. for their kindness dur ing our bereavement. In the death of wife and ' mother, and for the many floral contributions. .. t , JEREMIAH SHUGEUE AND FAMILY. WANT KITCHENER. To Suppress the Guerilla War fare in South Africa. ROBERTS SAID TO BE TOO EASY A Cold Blooded. Heartless General Is Needed The Friends of the Eng lish Generals Are Divided In Their Sympathy For Their Favorites. New York. Oct 25. The revival of guerilla warfare in South Africa, says the Tribune's London correspondent, has lighted up English sentiment, es pecially in smart society which Is di vided into military cliques and . fac tious. Lord Robert's leniency Is con demned by impatient partisans as a source of weakness in South Africa, and the opinion is expressed that a general as cold blooded as Kitchener is needed to supress the lawlessness now in progress. These critics make no secret of their discontent with Lord Roberts methods of peacemaking. There is a strong Buller clique in London which is circulating reports that he was offered by Lord Roberts the succession to command, and that he will be rewarded for his services by advancement to the peerage. These partisans are most bitter in their refer ences to Lord Roberts. General Me thuen also has warm friends who as sert that he had not received fair treatment, and there a Gatacre group which resents his removal from com mand. There is also as remnant of the "Wolseley gang," which clings to the old illusion that England has had only one genera: since the death of Wellington. These evidences of un gratitude for the immense services renederei b.f Lord Roberts are confin ed withot , doubt to military factions aud small Vieial sets. The true na tional feeli. v will be disclosed when Lord Roberts returns, and it will be foreshadowed by the reception of the London volunteers on Saturday, which, promises to be a revel of good humor and patriotic rejoicing. AN ACTIVE MARKET. - Buying of Iron and Steel, Xo Waiting For Result of Election. Cleveland, O., Oct 25. The Iron Trade Review this week will say: "With the election so close nt hand it might be assumed that buying of iron aud steel would wait oa tire act ual announcement of the result. As a matter of fact there has been an act ive market iu the past week, finished material being in largest demand, while pig iron in some selling centers has been more active than in recent weeks. The placing of contracts with the proviso that they may be can celled in case the election Should re sult unfavorably to the administratiou, has been a feature of the week's busi ness. Many buyers, also,, satisfied of the election outcome, are evidently placing their orders in the belief that the demand will increase promptly on the announcement of the result, and that the result on some materials, at least, will be higher prices. "Plate have been . advanced $1 to $3 a ton by Pittsburg mills in view of the heavy sales of the past few months, and teel bars are firmer. The rail situation has not been altered ma terially. "The disparity between the prices of rails and billets has been lessened by an advance in the latter. Sales at $17.50 and $18 Fittsburg are reported and some large business is pending. "Though the Bessemer association is not considering new business with steel companies on the present basis, low prices continue to be reported on malleable bessemer, one sale of 2.000 tons having been made the past week; at $12.50 at furnace.". TAKEN THE FIRST STEP. ' Montgomery, Ala, Oct 25. Secretary of State McDavid has taken the first step toward annexing West Florida to Alabama. In his annual report to the government, the secretary of state says that Alabama runs a mile furthei south on the eastern boundary thai; the tract books have heretofore shown and that the state is possessed of la wedge of land which his ofHee records failed to show, running 100 miles along the southern end of the state. FIRE AND EXPLOSION.' Washington. Oct 25, At the proving ground at Indian Head, last night, a tire and explosion occurred in one of the filling houses and magazines. - No one was injured. About twenty-five tons of powder were destroyed. The powder factory, which is two miles from the scene of the -explosion,- was not damaged. The cause of the ex plosion is not known. TO TEST THE KENTUCKY. Xew York. Oct 25. The battleship Kentucky put to sea again this morn ing. Another test will be given' her guns off Sandy Hook and lf there is no further trouble she will proceed on her voyage to the Asiatic station. Otherwise she will return. , UNIVERSITY GETS $50,000. Lincoln, 111, Oct 25. James E. Milli ken. a retired millionaire banker of Decatur, has given Lincoln University $50,000, to be given as soon as the citizens of this city shall raise $25,000 to be used in erecting a new building on the campus. Mr Milliken has re cently given $100,000 for the estab lishment of an industrial college at Decatur which is to be conducted as a branch of Lincoln university. - LAYIXG THE RAILROAD. St Petersburg,- Oct 25-. Four engi neering corns have bosun lavins: a Tail- road beteween Oreburg and Taschkend for which American locomotives have been ordered.-. The engineers win probably finish their survey In 1000. ; ' BURXED IX HIS CELL- , Reading, Oct 25. John D wight; "a. tramp, serving a fivefyear "sentence In the county jail for arson,1 set' himself on fire last night-in his eeH and was .burned to death. Dwight came from Scotland. s