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I I A " I ft - zUU LIVto LU5I. iBIg Fire in Tarrants Chemical Works, New York. "EXPLOSION OF CHEMICALS. Flames and Smoke Shot Three Hun ' died Feet -into the Air Ninth Avenue Elevated Railroad Station Demol ishedOne Hundred and Fifty of the -1 ueaa are wru. - nnt oo.A fire that has sent a thrill of horror throughout the city of New York and has appalled the bravest firemen that ever assisted m fighting the fire flames, broke out at l-'-0 to-day in the buiiSing occupied by Tarrant & Co, wholesale druggists end chemists, which is situated at the northwest corner of Greenwich ami Warren streets. The fire came so sua- - . . .- W 'I I'll- donlv ana witnoui sraiij .j . :1 1 I,,, ninny.. ing tnat tne loss oi we " iug. An exijlosion in the Tarrant ' building sounded the first alarm or danger. Next to the Tarrant building is the building occupied by the Uuxld fire works. Within a few minutes both building. were in llames. llie fire department almost immediately responded to a call. The members of the department had not reached tc scene of the fire when three more ex plosions took place and each of theui was much more violent than the first. Those who were in the vicinity say that a column of debris, smoke and llames shot up into the air three hun dred feet in height. Fifteen minutes after the explosion pieces of tlu, sheet iron and other debris fell eight or ten blocks away from the vicinity of the explosions. Some were present who said that they saw human bodies thrown up In the column of debris. When the explosion occurred the Ninth avenue railroad structure which passes in front of the building was demolished. The windows- in the vi cinity and for blocks away were blown .out by the concussion. Houses across the street were at once threatened an-l were soon on fire. Ambulances wi re called and after the first alarm all the ambulances from the hospitals south of Fifty-ninth street were called into service. At 1 o'clock. It was said, there v.ere 150 persons in the building at the time of the explosion, and fev If any escaped. Oue young man named Harry Ross, who is employed at 17 Murray street, said he was standing on the corner when the explosion ;:- .curred and he was blown about ten feet away. When he picked himself tip he said he saw bodies flying through tlie air and landing back in the flames. It was said that 100 of the employes in the building were girls. They were on different floors when the fire broke out. No one could be fomid who could see how the girls could es cape and they are all probably lost. In a restaurant next door to the drug store 200 guests were having their luncheon. The explosion came so sud denly that many of those were injured, and' it is reported that a score or more of those in the restaurant were killed, fp to a quarter to 1 only eleven per sons bad been taken to the hospital, and that was the total number saved alive .at tnat time rrom the burning buildings. The police reserves from ,the Old Slip, Church street. Oak street 'andElizabeth street were called out to . keep back the excited crowds and the frenzied people. A lithographing es tablishment close to Tarrant's caught 'fire and the -flames spread to Irving 1 1-1 Tl l. O Tl . 1 trt 1,- fl ltlAT-n rii.il, Tin.,., . . ... . . 'the street. The Warren street station of the. Ninth avenue elevated railroad. wnicn stood -turecny in rront or the . drug store,-was completely demolished ana a nunmer or persons stanamg on the platform and waiting for a train were thrown to the street and received serious injuries. Several women es caped from the station, however, by walking along the plank platform on the edge of, the tracks. Several buildings at the rear of the drug store were blown down from the concussion and the flames spread with frightful rapidity.' In a short time the two blocks comprising Chambers to Warren and from Washington to Greenwich streets were soon in flames. John N. Elliott of 838 Monroe street. Brooklyn, was- sitting on the roof of the six story building at 06 West Broadway, "a block and a half away from the scene of the fire. He says . me nrsi eipiusiou occurreu at ia:io, . and its .-course, was directly upward, . a matter of thirty feet, and the column hundreds of feet in the air spread and fell downward. It took, the roof of the Tarrant building completely -and he could hear the cries of the injured end the dying In the building. ", Three minutes later came the other explos ions one after the other. The third explosion which he said was the worst of all, shook the building on which, he was 'sitting and the debris fell all' about him. ' . - ' -- Coronor Hart was sent for to take charge of the bodies. Policeman' Gal avih, who was in the immediate vi cinity, rescued one man from the build-; - Ing but he said that no human being could nreseue- the others.---. " Every available physician and am- bulance ' surgeon v who - eould be ... se- cured was called Into service,: and the" .various stores wnicn were not -injured by the explosions have been eonvert--ted into temporary hospitals. , Police man Galavln of the Church street sta tion says that In his belief, not less thnn 20Q persons - peVished in 1 the flames u -aeeount of the sudden ness of the explosion It made it al most Impossible for any of those in the building to escape. The employes of : the Irving National bank were thrown to the floor but es- fortunate that bo trains were at the railroad station or in the immediate Vicinity when the explosion took' place. The station and the railroad structure . tor ja block and a half were in flames in less v time - than you could tell It after the explosion took place. From an official source .It has been; learned that .the explosion occurred "on -the third Soor of the Tarrant. building; It was -S' four-story landing and im ' mediately after the explosion a white -ctlumn of smoke shot up through the toot.- This was followed by another - '-'Um wtlch llfd the rpof of the building and tore a way "part .of the front wall. ,Nobody.up to 'this time could be found who saw any .of the employes leave the building with the exception of four girls and several boys who had evidently left the build ing to get the lunch for the ther em ployes. ' - Following the first explosion came the second, third and fourth, and then came the shattering of glass, in every direction, the shouts of men and the screams of the women and children, many of whom were cut by the flying pieces of glass. The force, of the ex plosion shook the foundations of the buildings clear to Wall street, where it was thought that another earth quake had taken place. Engine 20 was the first to get to the scene of the fire and her ollicer imme diately turned in a second alarm. The explosion followed after the second alarm. When the firemen saw the wall of the building coming down on top of them the fled for their lives, leaving the -engine to be crushed be neath the falling wall. The wall fell outward and directly upon the station of the Ninth Avenue elevated railroad, which was carried away. Joseph Beck, an employe of Tarrant & Co. was seen after the explosion, his head swathed in bandages, and his right arm hanging limp by his side. He said there "were about 200 girls in the building, but many of these he be lieved had escaped by the fire escapes. There were at least seventy-five of the girls who could net possibly have got safely out of the building. They were all eating lunch at the time of the fire. Tarrant & Co had a large stock of ether and alcohol, whlcn they used In the manufacture of perfumes. J. II. Mohlman & Co, grocers at 330 Green wich street, were soon in the midst of the flames after . the explosion oc curred. It was not lone before the entire block. from 253 to 205 was burning fiercely. The firemen fought the flames persistently and at half past one they succeeded in pre venting the further spread of the fire. The lower half of the block below Warren street was saved from utter destruction. It was not known wheth er any firemen were injured' or not. Company 23 did not lose any men when they fled from beneath the walls. It Is reported, however, that Chief Cruger and fifteen men of No 10 com pany are missing. A girl employed in the Tarrant building said that the girls eat their luncheon on the fourth floor, and said that but few could have escaped from that floor. The fire was still burning at press hour. JOHN H. DILLON ESCORT Coming to Waterbury To-night in Full Force. This morning's New Ha , en Palladi um says: "The John H. Dillon escort will meet at the Central green to-niglit at G o'clock sharp" and march to the Union depot, where a special train, which is to leave at 0:30, will take them to Waterbury. Samuel L. P-ron-son, the democratic nomine,: for go eruor, Is to go with the party, and he will attend the big democratic rally" to be given-Jn his honor-in that city. An elaborate display of firework ha been planned and twenty-five of the well known democrats in the state will address the meeting on the Water bury green. Among them will be Judge Blydenburgh, Samuel L. Bron son, Bourke Cockran, Isaac Wolfe, Mayor Kilduff and Greene Kendrick. With tlie exception of two or three of the most prominent, each sper.ker is limited to a ten minutes' speech, and it is ixpected that the New Haveners will I.e. able to start on their reuun trip about midnight. The party is .1 unique one in every sense of the word. Every man who is a believer in the principles of democracy Is invited to joiu the party, and there will be abso-lutely-.no expense to those who partici pate. Over 1,000 people are expected to go. John H. Dillon, of the firm of Dillon & Douglass, has made a'.J the arrangements for the party and every item of expense will be defrayed by him personally. This Includes the spe cial train to and from Waterbury, a luncheon in Waterbury, the hiring 'of the Second regiment baud and a Wa terbury band to play during the parade and the presenting, of each man who goes with a -chrysanthemum. The rally itself is primarily due to Mr Dil lon's efforts. During n recent trip of his to Waterbury he learned that Sam uel "L. Bronson," altliough ' formerly a resident of that city, had ' not - "been seen there in many years and that the democrats of that place wanted him to visit them. Mr Dillon - promptly communicated with Mr Bronson !n re gard to the matter and the celebration which, will be held to-night is the re sult.. Every democratic club in Now Haven was notified last night of the trip and the members cordially in v' ted to take It in." ' . . WEATHER HEPDBT. Washington. Octl29,--For amseet cut: Generally -fair to-night and Tues day ; light yariable-iwtics. , 4 .. Weather notes:. . Low pressure areas are central In the .northwest and off the Florida coast. High areas are cen tral over New Enrrlnnrl T.nU . utrinn and the Pacific coast. Cloudy weath er prevaus generally enst of the Rocky mountains, and llirht. apntrerwi oi. rvvi ers have occurred in- most sections. 1-1 1 . 1 . . . . . , . vunuiLiuiiH uo not inaicnte any -decided change, for this vicinity. . Observations taken at 8 a. m.r ' Barom. Tern. W. Wca; Bismarck ...... Boston . i j Buffalo' v., ... Cincinnati ... .29.83 .30.10 " .30.02 -; i29.98 29.80 ,29.80 .29.90 .29.94 v 29.$0 .? 42 s SB 52 N- 50 r S, $ 58 f 815 64 SAT Cloudy Cloud yc iHCidy Clear . Eaitt'g Clear a Chicago ,. . : , Denver .... .. Helena Jacksonville . : Kansas. City NantticketYvi. 38 - S 3GT&VST tPt-Cidy 8' - Cloudy Cloudy. Rain'g Cloudy Clear ' s 64 "SW, 54i?NB 53 .N- .80.04 New-Haven-ii New Orleans . New York''.. Pittsburg-. -. . ." St Louis . St Paul '. Washington 1- .301Q- .29.98 ; .30.10 .S0.00 .29.88- .29.90 .30.12 ' 0.""Wl- 50 ' Clondys .48 68 , 48 E . Cloudy Cloudy: Clear Cloudy S NW 54 -NE Indignation Movements ' High Over Murder of Girl. Brother and Sister of the Dead Girl Pray for Swift Vengeance Two Trees in the Heart of City Selected for the Gallows The Father of Me- - Allister, One of the' Accused, Says He Would Be Tempted to Shoot His - Son If He Went to See Him Every Minister Yesterday Denounced the Crime and All Mashers The Dead Girl's Brother Would Lead the Lynchers. Paterson, Oct 29. Excitement over the murder of Jennie iiosschieter in Paterson, N. J., grows more intense, and last night, after pastors in every pulpit had denounced the society men accused of drugging the girl and then robbing her of both lire and honor, the word "lynching" was heard on, every lip. The ministers counseled that the law should take its course, but Pat erson decides whether it will. It is even predicted the sentiment against the prisoners will take form within the week. Susan Bosschieter, sister of the dead girl, prays that swift vengeance will be done. Leonard Bosschieter, broth er of the girl, declares that he would aid in avenging the crime at once, has the rope in his house, and would glad ly give it for that purpose. Mayo: Hiuchliffe announces that he would be the Hrst man to lead a lynching party to break open the Jail and hang err to a tree. Policemen has assured the girl's brother that they would not lift their hands against citizens who want ed to avenge the crime. . On Ellison street, back of City hall, and in the heart of the city, are two great beech trees. Four limbs conven iently overhang the street. The peo ple stop and look at them and say, "They will do." Already these giants have been picked out as gallows trees. If the citizens of Paterson take the law into their own hands here will be the scene of the hanging. A movement was begun yesterday by Leonard Bosscliieter to have a mass meeting of fathers and brothers of factory girls. The gathering is to take steps to protect the girls from the fate Which befell Jennie Bosschie ter, and over a hundred other girls at the hands of this same gang and Kerr, McAllister, Campbell and Death were not the only men who drugged young women to accomplish their ruin." The use of 'knockout" drops i common In Paterson. Leonard Bosschieter was emphatic in his demand for immediate ven geance last night. He said: "Before this I would have led a mob to deal out Justice to the men who killed her. but I was afraid that others might be killed. The awful nature of the crime uemanas that we sliouia not wait ro.- tue law. x ne courts are slow Three J ears rrom now the men would still ue awaltmg punishment. People would forget and let their sympathies sway them. The Justice that acts would purify Paterson. "If they would let nifr Into that jail I would take chances of shooting the wnoie rour of them. Even McAllister's father believes that' his son should die. He told a member of our family that he had disowned his son. He said: 'I knew that my son was wicked, but would never have believed he was so de graded. I will not go to see him. I am afraid to. for I have an impulse that Is almost uncontrollable to put a bullet Into his head.'" "The courts are so slow," said Miss Sue Bosschieter last night. "I dare not say what I would like to see done. but I have prayed at " night that I might awake some morning and find that we had no further need for courts to avenge my sister." The crime formed the basis for all the sermons delivered In Paterson last night. All the preachers advocat ed a reform association, that will drive mashers off the streets. So eloquently did these ministers denounce the crime and those who committed it that excitement ran to its highest pitch, and a leader could have had a mob of 1,000 men about him in ten minutes. - . '.'-.-. BRYAN'S CHANCES. IMPROVING. The Betting Is Now' but Two to One ... and 'Even Money on Many States. New York, Oct 29 If betting senti ment goes for anything the chances of William Jennings Bryan grow hourly brighter. He has gone up in the bet ting to a. remarkable degree within the last week and at the trpcesent rate of Increase ' 7 to 5 jot 8 to 5 on tMcKin ley will be hard tofiudLoa election day. He vasVa or-3o?lwoweeka ago. Thio ls not t&)dng:lnio consideration the famous Tfakfc' bets originated by the .republican national committee, to which no attention is paid. . But it has' ruled the bona fide wagers, the ones where cash has been put up, and which will go to' the winner when the result Is known. Some of those bets have been announced to be as long as 4 to 1 on McKInley1 but all of them have come through one firm of brokers who refuse" to -divulge the names of the principals. Reports from: all over the country indicate the same odds. A member of the New York Stock Exchaneefinnounees that he has $5,000 ko; bet at -jeven money that -McKinley fcwflla-crry Indiana;- i'Tbis is a falling trf intheodds of one point within a lontlu It was .2' to 1 in September. L Ab at heriMe w York firm has just taken a. $ 5JO0O? bet at even money that Bry an will. carry Maryland, and announce that they - bave $5,000 , more., - Three weeks go McKinley "was; a 10 ; to 9 favorite.' - ' '-.' "".'': ;; -Bryan ,4s now an eren money chance in Kentucky,- Kansas and Illinois. lie Is also at evens in Cook county; Illi-. nols. the. dry of". Chicago and Oregon and "South Dakota. , A month ago he was quoted " at 5 to 7 and 1 to 2. LONDON'S CITIZEN' SUNDAY. Return of Soldier's and Elections Fur nished Topics for Ministers. London, Oct 29. Citizen Sunday is a new institution which . was : estab lished, yesterday by the concurrent ac tion of hundl'eds of preachers in the metropolis. The obligations, of - true citizenship were enforced from the pul pits both by the Established church and Nonconformist bodies. The re turn of the. London volunteers after an arduous campaign ' was a safe topic, and the borough . coun cil's election next Thursday suggests colorless homilies' upon the duty of taking hearty interest in local govern ment and Choosing without prejudice the best men. The pulpit admonition was not out' of place under the sec ond bead, for municipal elections have never been taken seriously iu London. Now that the 'vestries are regrouped and -transformed - into twenty-eiglu borough-couucllsj with mayors, the ob ligations of cltiehship invite pulpit re flection. These council's will be" em powered to expend about $15,000,000 annually in an area of 125 square miles, with a population of over 5. 000,000, while the London county coun cil disposes of $50,000,000. They will be something more than sub-municipal agencies and centers, nlthough Lord Roseberry's "federalized . Loudon" seems a rhetorical expression and the tendencies of decentralization are more potent than the forces of centrahza tion. , As the 'lists of candidates are made up mainly of former vestry men. it seems probable that the business of lighting, paving and cleaning the streets will be "conducted by the same men on the old lines, and "that there will be no radical changes in the sys tem of local government. In consequence of the adoption of the new municipal mechanism one thing is already noticeable a tendency to drag national politics Into local con tests. The conservatives have dropped the name of moderates and are striving to carry borough elections on parrv lineR. - W. M. Thompson, editor of Reynold's Newspaper, and a man of considerable ability as an organizer, lias laKu-hl a new party, known as the national democracy, which may attract many dissatisfied radicals and worklngmen. Its principles considered primarv are automatic reglsration, with "three mouths' qualification; 'manhood suf frage, with a single vote; abolition of the house of lords, and the cost of elections at the exepnse of the state. The trades unions and labor party ar represented. Ir the new organization and a small group of radicals formerly In parliament is taking an active inter est in the movement, but the socialist agitators are not yet prominent. It is not clear whether tl(. national democ racy will open new lines of cleavage within the liberal party. IMPERIAL VOLUNTEERS. Thousands Out to See Them March Through London Streets. ' London, Oct 29.-The City Imperial olunteeis, who arrived at Southamp ton, from South .Africa Saturday on the British transport Aurnnia (of the Cunard line), reached here bv train this morning, marched through Lon don, along streets packed by thousands and received a tumultuous greeting. The postponement of Loudon's wel come until to-day diminitihed the num ber of spectators, but t..e enthusiasm could scarcely be more genuine. Early in the day Queen Victoria sent a mes sage to the returning troops, welcom ing them and inquiring as to their health. The Prince cf Wales came to town and viewed the procession from Malborough house. The other royal ties watching the little band of men in khaki uniforms were Princess Louise, the. Duchess of Argyle and Frince Edward of Saxe-Weimar, and very many distinguished people. The clubs In picadllly presented an unusual spectacle. Hundreds of wo men were at the windows, these sacred precincts having thrown . open their doors in honor of the great occasion. All along the line of march festoons of flags and other decorations present ed a brilliant spectacle. In addition to the City Imperial Vol unteers themselves, there were in the procession the bands of twelve volun teer regiments, and -1,000 regulars and volunteers lined the route. Among the most Interesting features of the display was the presence in the procession of the invalided City Im perial Volunteers in -carriages flying the Red Cross flag, and the assemblage at a conspicuous point in Fleet street of the few remaining surivivors of the Balaclava charge. The locomotives which drew ' the City. Imperial Volunteers trains from Southampton were respectively named "Victoria." "Roberts," "Powerful" and "The Maine." To the last the inva lids were entrusted. - The march was broken by stoppages at the site of Temple Bar, where the lord 'mayor, Sir Alfred Newton, wel comed the return of the regiment he originated; at St Paul's Cathedral, where there was a short thanksgiving service, and at the Guild hall, for the civic i reception. ..n..::-i-?-rr . FOUR BROTHERS DROWNED. Sad Ending to . a Boat Ride on San- "; ' ' dusky Bay. . V Porf CUuton, O., Oct 29. A quadru ple drowning r-urred near Plaster Bed, on Sandusky Bay, eight iniles east of here, last evening. The drowned are:- Douglass Stark, aged 3 years; George Stark, aged 5 years; Alfred Stark, aged 8 years; Henry Stark", aged 13 years. . . V - " ' ' .They were the children of William Stark. Mr Stark and the ' children went for-a boat ride yesterday after noon. On returning to shore the boat became fouled In a fish pound net and the oarsman could neither forge the boat'ahead nor go back-;-:;The children became' frightened, and, leaning -over the side of the small craft, It capsized, resulting in the four . . deaths. Mr StaTk came here from Toledo three weeks ago, He then had a family of a wife and ten children. Last wees Harvey, aged 4, dipd, and the week be fore another child, aged a months, died. KILLED THE KEEPER- - , hi 1 ' Two Colored Prisoners Attempt . ed to Escape. One of the Prisoners Fell Into the Yard: Adjoining- the Prison-and ;Was ' Instantly Killed Believed That a Woman ' Furnished the Prisoners With a File to Saw the Bars Keep er Had Been Relieved of His Revol ver and Keys. .. New York, Oct 29. Two colored prisoners, in an attempi to escape this morning from the prison attached to the seventh district court in West Fifty-fourth street, killed peeper Hugh McGovern, ,51 years old, and probably fatally injured George Wil son, 59 years old,' a "trusty" wiio had evidently tried to aid McUoveru. One of the prisoners, Arthur Flanagan, es caped, the other. Frank Emerson, fell into the yard adjoining the prisou, and was apparently instantly killed. The prisoners were together in a cell oil .the first 'tier on a level with the fourth floor of the prison. They sawed, two liars iu the lower part of the cell door and got' into the corridor. They "went to the nearest window about six feet from tile floor and sawed oue liar at the bottom, shoving it out and getting through. In doing this, it is supposed that they encoun tered McGovern and Wilson, killing one and wounding the other. How this was done is not known, as Wil son cannot give an jieeount of what happened. - The escaping prisoners used thflr bedding ror a rope and swung from a 'window. Flanagan suc ceeded in swinging to the roof of a car stable adjoining, but Emerson ,fell headlong to a pile of rails, where his body was later found with the skull crushed in. r The men must have escaped early, but the fact was not known until after 5 a. m. At that hour Keeper John Brady while making a tour came across the body of Keeper McGovern in the corridor of Tier No 1. It lay face downward in a pool of blood.with a great wound in the head. Xearby lay the prisoner; W'lison, who was still groaning. Brady cailed in a po liceman and .an ambulance was called from Roosevelt hospital. - The surgeon said McGovern . had been dead some time. He said Wilson would probably die, but took him to the hospital. Wilson is 59 years old and for two years has been in the pris on seIfJcoiumitted, as he had no home. He acted as a trusty and had the con fidence of the officers. They believe he was hurt while aiding McGovern. Emerson was under bail of $3,000 on two charges of burglary. Flanagan, who had been employea as a steward in a fashionable restaurant, was also under heavy bail for burglary It is the belief of the attaches of the prison that a woman who on Sat urday evening came to the prison, to see Emerson, furnished the tile witli which the . prison bars were . sawed through. The. same woman had prior to that time' secured a lawyer for Em erson. AVhen the body of Keeper Mc Govern was searched it was found that his keys and ' revolver had been taken from him. Itvis'the belief of his colleagues that the keys were tak en from him with the intention on the part of the desperadoes to make their escape through the doors. Their de sign being thwarted, they returned and made their way-out of the. win dow by letting themselves down by. means of the improvised rope. When Emerson was taken to the police station' house at West Sixty eighth street, on the night of his ar rest, October 13, he removed his shoes and then 'called Doorman Coghlin to the cell.- The latter answered the call, suspecting nothing wrong. , As he opened the coll door Emerson sprang at him and brought the heel of one or his shoes down upon the door nian s head, cutting it open. In the strug gle which followed, it took the com bined efforts of " several' policemen to subdue the colored man. " WILSON'S ANNUAL REPORT. He Gives Much Attention to the Sub ject of Coast Defences. Washington, Oct 29. The import ant subject of coast , defense is the first considered iu the annual report of J. M. Wilson, chief of engineers. Generally speaking, he reports most gratifying progress in the execution of the various projects during the last fiscal, year. Because the report in cluded the fiscal year only, the sub ject of the destruction of the Galves ton defences by. the September hurri cane is left for treatment in a subse quent report. Some of the points of interest treat ed by General Wilson are as follows: The torpedo system has been under careful study by expert. officers in- the 11 gilt i ot tiet expertecB'-raTise"dTtnrrng-the Spanish-American war, but so far only minor changes have been pro posed.' " , . - Up tothe present the thirty locali ties have been, selected for defense n the coast. No formal projects were added to the list during the past year. But - preliminary projects have" been framed for the defence of the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, and the defence of several other localities Is under con sideration. Attention has been given to the subject- of coast defences for Porto Rico and the Hawaiian Islands, and In view of the importance of these island possessions. General Wilson. savs active measures for their defence should be deferred no longer. A de tailed project for the defense of the harbor of San Juan de Porto Rico in volves an estimated expenditure 'of $l,800i000. Preliminary . projects. f or Pearl harbor and Honolulu are nlsd already available and -ready for. exe cution, as- soon as congress shall ap propriate funds. The (great changes in the -character of guns and' armor and ships since the Endicott beard framed the coast defence plans : now -under execution have involved changes In the plana- - . ' , . N ALV0RD ARRESTED. Defaulting Bank Teller Arrested in '.- Boston Lodging House. ; . Boston, Oct 29. Cornelius J. Al vord, the defaulting teller of the First National bank In ,Xe York, was 'ar rested, here this afternoon.. He was suspected of being m hiding here for some : days and. .was located at 2:15 this 5 afternoon' oh file second floor of a lodging house where he had been living- under the name of Smith. In spectors Watts and Morrissey of New York made the arrest this -afternoon. BAGGAGEMASTElt IN LUCK. Stamford. Oct". 29. B. Franklin De Camp, a baggagemaster iu the employ of the Consolidated railroad, residing in this city, has just received a com munication from the court of chancery in England that he is heir to an estate of $2,000,0)00. The estate 'is that of wealthy ancestors wno'died Intestate, oyer 150 years. Mr DeCamp has re tained a New York lawyer to look after his interests in the matter. The nipney lies in the Bank of England, where it has been accumulating dur ing the'past 150 years. CITY NEWS. Miss Kittie M. Reilly'of Derby spent Sunday In Waterbury as the guest of her cousin. Miss Jennie Flynn. . ;'.. In the court of probate to-day At torney T. F. Cnrmody was appointed guardian over Gertrude Cairns. . The meeting of the beard of educa tion, which was scheduled to take place to-night, has been postponed un til 9:30 o'clock to-morrow morning. : There will be a special meeting of Court Linden to-night at 7 (fclock sharp to make arrangements for at tending the funeral of John J. Shields. The Y. M. C. A. football eleven will go to Woodbury- Saturday nnd will line up against the strong eleven of that place. The boys are confident of victory. ' They will meet for final practice Wednesday evening. At the Y. M. C. A. building to-night there will be a competition between the members of the gymnasium squad. The event will be three standing broad jumps and will be decided on points as follows; first place, 10; -second, 7; third, 5; fourth, 3; fifth, 1. The mandolin and guitar classes at the Kimball school of music will have two lessons a week hereafter and for the same price as they have been pay ing for one. The teacher at the school is going to give the pupils, full re turn for the money spent. There was a large attendance at the smoker given yesterday afternoon iu Congress hall by the Waterbury Dem ocratic association, and the affair. was a great success from every point of view. The Waterbury Military band will fill the first engagement under their new leader, George H. Rowe of Bos ton, Mass, Qn Thursday evening, No vember 1. for the democratic rally, at the auditorium. Mr Rowe was solo clarionet for several seasons with Gil mor's celebrated band and other bands giving concert tours, also leader of the Brockton . and Bi'idgewaterv bands, Mass. Armed . with a search warrant a few police ollicers searched the dwel ling apartments of Joseph Dansze wlecz, corner of Leonard and Bank street, yesterday -and found two un opened kegs of , beer. . They were re moved to the "police station. It is claimed that the kegs were the prop erty of another tenant of the building and that they were intended to create mirth at a party to be given to a bridal couple in the evening. Dansze wiecz runs a saloon on Bank street. The board of public safety is hav ing an outing this afternoon for the purpose of .looking at the condition of the fire houses with a view to getting at what will be needed for the run ning expenses of the department next year. There is a big demand for more boxes in different parts of the town and many thing that there is no bet ter wav of strengthening the efficien cy of the fire department, than by put ting the people in a good position to communicate with it when fires break out. - v ' A reception was given at the home of - the Misses Grimes on Wall street last night in honor of their guest, Edward Doyle, who is employed as a telegraph opera tor in Pittsfield. Many friends were present nnd they spent the evening pleasantly in games and other amusp ments. Among those who contributed to the evening's entertainment were James Cassidy, William aiid Alice Hughes, . who sang very sweetly and the Misses Margaret Cassidy and May Kane who rendered several piano se lections. W. C. Nichols, who has conducted a grocery store oh East Main street for some time, is- again in financial diffi culties. Friday last the business was taken possession of by Attorney John P. Kellogg in the interest of Mr Nich ols's creditors. Mr Nichols has left town, presumably, . for good. During the last year, he sunk $10,000 In the business here. . The money .belonged to his sister, a Mrs Coonerthwaite. a i wsrtftr.rMwr rTeir Tdrtr city. This is the second time Mr Nichols has experienced financial reverses during the short time he' has been in this city. A meeting of the creditors has. been called for Friday. " '---- The' snior and junior brancehs of the Y. M. C. A. basketball league "will play their first games this week. The senior branch will be composed of nine, teams, the junior branch of four teams. The' former will play on Thursday and Saturday, the Junior on Tuesday and Saturday' afternoons. The sched ules of the teams and dates for compe titions will be posted to-night. Com ; menciiiff on next Saturday night nnd every Saturday - night until the close of the season all members of the as sociation will be permitted to witness the games without cost while a small fee often cents wjll be charged to non member. Two games will be played each evening. This year "every per son wbo plays on the basketball teams must be a member of the;Y. M. C. A. and take some part in the' gymnasium class work." This' week also will see the "opening of the bowling league; which is composed of six teams. They will play on Monday and Wednesday ACK TO WORK. Operations Resumed ia. Many Collieries This Morning. LEHIGH MINE STRIKERS OUT. Men Want a Written Guarantee From The Mine Owners Fifteen t Thous and Reported For Work at Shamo kin Colleries To-Day. . - . " Hazleton, Pa, Oct 29. Operations ". were resumed this morning at a ma jority of the collieries in the Hazletou district. The strike is still on at the mines of the Lehigh and WHkesbarro Coal company located at' Audehricd. Honeybrook and Green Mountain. One of the officials said this morning that the company . had informed the meu that it would abolish the sliding scale and agree to pay the IO per cent until April 1, 'and did not know why 'iliey refused to report. The mine workers want a written guarantee to this ef fect. ' The Oneida and Derringer colliery of Coxe Bend and company and are also idle on account of some misun derstanding on account of the notices posted by the . company. All hands will probably be at work to-morrow. The only other colliery that did not resume is the one at Mllnesvllle, where no demands have been granted at all. Before the strike began this company threatened to abandon' this mine and it seems that the threat will be car ried out. About 100 strikers found themselves out of work at the Lattimer colliery of C. C. Pardee and company because of the abandoning of the Buck Moun tain vein by the firm who said that operation of this part of the workings will be unprofitable 611 account of the 10 per cent iucren.se. 1. A. Pardee Company have- Elled the places of six "Lokie" runners, the miners refused to go back to work at . Cranberry . until their runners were reinstated and in consequence the col-, lierv is idle. .' " - 4 Shamokin, Pa, Oct 29. When the colliery whistles blew - this, morning 15,000 men and boys between Trevor ton, this place and Mount Carmel re-. ported for work. , The only collieries idle are Henry Clay,' Excelsior and Corbin. They will be in operation in a few days. ' - Scranton. Ta. Oct 29. Work was resumed to-day at practically all of the collieries of the big coal companies in the Lackawanna and Wyoming" dis tricts. A few of the mines were not quite ready to start, but they will re sume to-morrow or Wednesday. - TOOK CHILD AWAY. Little Seven-Year-Old Girl Taken From Her Mother. Mrs Norah Dunne is again without her child, a little girl of seven years of age. The child was removed to-day from the custody of a Mrs Hoyt of , 75 West Main street with whom she stays while ier mother earns her liv ing in the factory every day. The child was removed by order of the county commissioners by Deputy Sheriff Rigney and a Mr Matthias, an officer of the county home. The lat ter bore a note to the sheriff which he claimed came from the county com missioners. The note did not state the cause of removing the child. Before the child was taken out of Mrs Hoyt'a custody Mrs Dunne was sent for and told to be at the sheriff's office at a certain hour. When she arrived there, her child was on the way to the coun-. ty home. About a year ago Mrs Dunne had considerable difficulty in locating her child which had been given- by the officers of the county home to a couple named Wannamaker, members of the Salvation army, living in this citv. Even after the distracted wo man had located her child she experi enced the greatest difficulty . in get ting her into her care and now she has been taken awav from her again with out any explanation whatsoever, she is distracted. The greater part of the afternoon she spent around the court house trying to get from Sheriff Rig ney some explanation of this singular occurrence, but the sheriff could give her neither cause nor explanation. PROFESSOR MAX MULLER DEAD. Formerly Held the Chair of pompara tive Thllology in Oxford. . -. t .nnd mi. . Oct 29. Friedrieh Max Muller, corpus professor of compara u niiiinnv in Oxford university, died yesterday from an affection "of the liver. - He -was able to continue writing his autobiography, dictating to his .son up to ten days ago. He was conscious until yesterday morning. Frequently while he was 111 dispatcnes 01 inquiry were received from Emperor William. . Professor Max Muller was, famous in England as a man of letters, hav ing for many years been ' connected with Oxford, university, and was-the author of several scientific books. . W. ucator, is second secretary in the Brit ish embassy in Washington. v -. -ROOSEVELT'S MILES OF TALK. Binghampton, N. Y., Oct 29. Gov ernor Roosevelt started his second week of state campaigning this morn ing, the special train leaving this place at 10 o'clock. The governor is In ex-' cellent health, having -' enjoyed the quiet of yesterday and the relief from speaking,- apd his .throat is in good condition. he trip for the day was , .1 . . n CAi-.l.inil tnv n Tl. llrtlir- nnp Jit V- 11V.. L VV l.UUU, V. - , . 1 , Ithaca, of three hours, and the-stop of the night at Elmira. When Governor Roosevelt finishes his trip on Saturday next, he will bave, made 650 speeches nd have traveled over twenty thous- nnu times. - ARRIVAIOF STEAMERS. : P' New York. Oct 29. Arrived: Steam- fir Weimar, from Bremen.