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WATERBURY, CONN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER SO, 1900. PRICE WO CENTS. ) s '- ft i WORKINTH Searching fop the Dead in New York's Fire. MANY INJURED AT HOSPITAL. The Property Loss Will Reach Nearly $2,000,000 Xo Dead Bodies Taken Out of the Ruins Up to Noon To day List of the Missing. New York. Oct 30. All night lone a gang of several hundred laborers were at work among the ruins caused by the explosions in the buildiug oc cupied by Tarrant & Co. No body was recovered, and it is believed that none will be recovered for anothet twelve hours at least. That there are bodies in the ruins there can be no doubt, out it Is not believed that the list of dead will exceed thirty, and some estimates place the total dead at below twenty. One hundred and twenty-seven injured persons were re ceives at the hospitals, most of whom weie liiscuarged after their wounds had been dressed. The list of miss ing was large at first, but many of those supposed to have been buried in the ruins have been accounted for. and as far as known not more than twenty -live persons are missing tliis morning. The property loss is vari ously estimated at from $1,500,000 to ?2.tHiO,JM!. Chemicals probably entered into the origin of the fire. The first smoke that was seen was dense and very black. TliU changed into what appeal-oil to be a light vapor, greatly in creasing in quantity. Then began a series of minor explosions, not heavy enouah to disturb persons in the street further than to warn them from too near an approach. Suddenly an explosion of much greater orce drove the glass from the Windows, showering it upon the firemen and policemen and the thou sands of specators who had gathered In the streets. This was followed al most immediately by another explo sion of far greater intensity that worked much disaster. There was perhaps an interval of two minutes, when then- came a third explosion that exceeded those that had preceded and which brought the buildings on both sides of Warren street in that block tumbling to the ground as though they were built of pasteboard. All was immediately panic for blocks in every direction. Those who were well acquainted in the neighborhood looked upon Tarrant & Co"s establish ment as one of great danger. They had seen chemicals and oils going into the building in great quantity for weeks and were, in a measure, pre pared for the explosions which oc curred. Filled with fear, they fled with those thousands of idle spectators who were running in every direction to escape a danger the exact nature of I which they did not know. Fire Commissioner John J. Scannell said this morning:1 "I have no doubt that chemicals and oils far in excess of the quantity sanc tioned by law were stored in that building. I suppose that keen watch was kept over the official movement of inspectors, when it became known that a visit might be made the quan tity of explosives was depleted. After the inspector had departed the supply was again built up. I cannot tell what action will be taken, but a rigid inves tigation will be made. "Tarrant & Co have not been the only offenders. There are other simi lar concerns that pay little heed to the law. I have in mind one firm which carries a far greater quantity of explosives than that which was stored there. We are constantly in fear of trouble from that quarter, and Instructions have been given to take the greatest precautions In case of a fire occurring in the neighborhood of the building occupied by the firm to which I refer. I do not care to give the name of that firm now. I shall have the matter looked after Immedi ately." Superintendent of Buildi mrs Dooner ..Rnid l.OSt lliffht lin 1 1, x..- - n. t uiuu ue zieces- wary to make a thorough inspection of tSte neighborhood of the explosion and fireVis soon as possible, and that the . result or it will be some of the build ... Ings will hare to. come down, v The search for .bodies In the ruins of the building oecpuied bv Tarrant & Co. which was kept up all night, was . without Jesuit until after 8 o'clock t. , ' 'morning. Deputy Fire Chief Ahearn announced that the bodv of n wmnnn had been located, under the wreckage in. me rear of the Home Arn,t taurant. Ahearn said he feared about . twenty bodies would be found at this point as he has been informed that many women were on the fire escapes of. the restaurant a few minutes befo'-e the Tarrant building collapsed and that they , ran Into the building lust before the big explosion. Some of those reported 'missing re " turned to their homes during the nVht Among them were.v Louise .Toeekell . an employe of Tarrant & Co; Herman Dorowltz. a bookkeeper, and M - Spiel . kauf of 319 East Eighth street.' At 9 o'clock this morning about 1,000 " men were at work on the wreckage and firemen were playing streams of water Into the halt-burned buildings on Washington street, below Warren. The list of missing up to 9 a, m, was as follows: Armstrong, i- employe of J. S. jowara. ziv Greenwich street. , 1-adley, Mary, - employed in printing onice or Joseph Carroll. Bessefcseph. . .. . Barnes, C, egg dealer. Barnes.' Francis, egg dealer. -,' V Cruger, John, egg packer. " . ' Coughlanil, Michael. -Callaghan. Kate, employed on fourth floor of Tarrant & Co. Cohen. Isaac, truck driver. ' Cbvstie, Stella, employed by Tarrant & Co. -- - . : ' '. ' Donnelly," George truckman. - v Flatman. Ernest, employed by Acker, ; Merrall &-Condit. Golden, Mollie, employed by Tarrant -& Co. - -.: - '-'-y Griffin, Miss, address unknown. "- Harriett. Thomas, employed, by .Tar- rant & Co. .' - Halsey. ;YrHliam, "- employed in -egg '. atore." . " . -. Ilennessy, Patrick,' employed iu coin - mission store. K waver, Morris, address unknown. Lodolee, Jamse. address unknown. Multier, Joseph, address unknown. Moorehouse, Benjamin, Moutclair, X. J., clerk in Tarrant Sc Co. Murphy, Julia, employed in Warren street. Muh, Henry, 20, employed in Wash ington street. Mattl;?vs, Hamilton, truck driver. Mathushek,' Victor Hugo, of the Ma- thushek Piano company. Mr Ma thushek was known to have been in the vicinity a few minutes before the explosion took place. Oppeuheim. Jules, employed in War ren street. Peters. Frederick, employed at Green wich street. Fottinger, George, g.Toman elevated railway station. Warren street. Rusch, Mary, employed by Tarrant & Co. Schoeter, Frank, employed in Green- Twich street. Smith. E., employed in Chambers street. Silker, George W.. egg dealer in Cham bers street. Schmidt, August, employed near Tar rant's. Stain. Agraham. Scliuck. George, employed in the Tar rent laboratory. Smith. Mary, employed by Tarrant's. Smith, Lizzie, employed by Tarrraifs, Smith, Jennie, employed by Tarrtnt's. Tanse. Lawrence. Wilkinson. James, an employe of th; street cleaning department. Three hundred men were at work cn the ruins ail night. There was a hift at midnight, but the work did not cease. Superintendent of linild'nir Dooner said he intended to get the de bris cleared away so that "Sodies mig' t lie reached before the afternoon. He declared that a dozen buildings would have to be torn down. New York. Oct 30. As an instinct of "the panic caused on the down-town streets by the trr-Tvi.-.nilr.us exp'o:on in Tarrant & Co's building yc vt-roay, it is related that imee young women ran from the corner of Broadway and Cortland street and never stopped un til they reached the Battery, a dis tance of over half a mile. There or?? of them Tainted and was cared for in tlie East River hotel. She said that her home was iu Massachu setts and that she had arrived in New York early yesterday morning to pay a visit to a friend wiio was employed iu the Broadway building. She vowed that she would return to Massachu setts on the -first train that she could get, for the reason that she had enough of New York, having teen knocked down by an express wagon and slight ly injured an hour before the exploJsn scared her. Explaining his statement that a dozen buildings would have to be torn down, Superintendent Dooner said: -More important than finding the dead is the protection of the living. The force of the explosion has impair ed many buildings in the vicinity. I cannot think of letting men work in them while there is a possibility that they may come down. 1 believe that the buildings along the south side of Chambers street from Greenwich to Washington streets, and on Wash ington street from Chambers to War ren streets, have been made unfit for occupancy. They will be thoroughly examined and until I am sure of them I will not allow the proprietors to open for business. "Forty buildings were damaged by the explosion. 1 place the property loss at Jf-2.000,000." l)r I-eeney, chief inspector of the health department called this morning at the scene of the explosion. 'This havoc was never wrought by benzine or naphtha," he said. "I believe it was uitro-glyceriue. It is used very largely now-a-days by phy sicians as a heart stimulant and Tar rant & Co, as wholesale druggists, would have had to supply it. The stuff is used in a very weak solution. If Tarrant & Co had twenty -live pounds of nitro-glycerine in "their place it would have blown a building like theirs into fragments." George E. Murray, inspector of com bustibles, gave out the following state ment to-day concerning the explosion that wrecked the building occupied by Tarrant & Co: "It is my opinion that the explosion was due to chemical action which took "'ice during the compounding of drugs. Just what the exact cause was we cannot tell until we can get the formulas used in compounding, and can get the employes on the witness stand before the fire marshal. "The company had a permit to store collodion, ether and phosphorus in small quantities, a barrel of alcohol, fwo gallons of benzine, one carboy of sulphuric acid and one carboy " of nitric acid. - "If all these should blow up to tgether I do not think it would be heavy enough to make such a terrtflc explosion. This is why I am of the opinion that the explosion was due to chemical changes." Although a force of three hundred men worked ail night on the ruins of the destroyed property and were re lieved by more than tine thousand at daylight, the search had not revealed any dead bodies up to ; half past twelve to-day, twenty-four hours after the-explosion.- The listed' the missing numbers thirty-eight, -but ' it is -believed that many of these.. will be found . during the day.- Thomas F. Main, president of the Tarrant corn-pan,-said he felt, sure that all the etnpl03-.es of the company with the possible -exceptionof two had' been saved. No change was niade.to-day in the original estimate of the finan cial loss, the figures remaining at from $1,500,000 to' $3,000,000.". t CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH. Winnipeg, Man, Oct 30 A. dispatch from Edmonton states that the house of a "settler , named . Ilutsko- at i Egg Lake east, was burned ...down, a few days ago, five little -children losing 1'heir lives in the building. The' par ents were away.--and -on returning foupdythe bouse in ashes.' . . .v r - r CUE-EX'S GRANDSON DEAD J : London, Oct 30. A . dispatch from Pretoria- announces the --death 'from enteric fever of Prince Christian Vic tor iof Schleswlg-Holstein.' eldest on of the . Princess Helena ' of . England, and a 'grandson of Queen Victoria, i le was born in 18 it; and -was a major m the King's Royal Rifles, SIX WRE IOSI, In That Explosion at Canton Last Sunday. Four nouses Were Also Destroyed The Man Who Leased the Building Where the Explosion Occurred Is Missing A Meeting of Diplomatists Was Held To-day. Hong Kong. Oct 30. Reports from Canton sav the explosion that occurred there Sunday morning, destroying four houses near the governors yaineu. is likely to prove serious to the reform ers. The oiiicials. according to these advices, aw convinced -that the de struction ol' the yameus and the mur der of the o-ihcials were contemplated. The housie in which the explosion occurred wa.'; unoccupied, but was vis ited occasionally, and packages were taken there. The lessee of the build ing is missing, but his guaranter has been arrested; and the authorities hope to compel him to give the names of all the persoas implicated. It is probable that evidence will be manufactured against the sympathiz ers with the i!eform movement. ' It has been ascertained that six per sons were .killed and two wounded. rckiu. Sunday. Oct 2S. A meeting if the diplomatists was held to-day to consider the form of the negotiations for' a settlement of the China difficulty. Tile decision arrived "at is kept secret iu o Tder to prevent any information reach lug the Chinese. KNIGHTS OF LABOR. Supreme vCourt Will Decide Who Are the Officers. Washington. Oct 30. The Knights of Labor i.'ispute between the Parsons and Hayes factions was taken into the supreme co urt of the district again yes terday, wht John- N. Parsons of New York a:ud wrhers flU'd a bill against John W. II; -.yes and others asking a receiver, an no counting and an injuuc tiou. llie suit is brought against Hayos as the pe.-sou uow in actual pos session of the p.-operty. real anil per soual. of the nat ional organization of the Kuig'tits of La bor. a.ld of its books, papers a. id assets' at the .headquarters in Wash! ngton. Tlie Pa.:,sons facft'on claims that Par sons is sKieral lnxu'ter workman and chairman of the el'ecutive board of the order. wlr.'e tlie Hayes constitu cuts claim, that Haves is the legal gen era I secretary-treasurer, and J. D. Chaniberl lin of Puebi'o. Col, general master worknarf. t A suit of similar char.acter was in 6tituted by Parsons and others last spring and dec! dec! bv tVe court in favor of the- Hayes faction'. ATTEMPT TO .DERAIL A TAIN. Italian Has Been Arrest ed Near "ew Haven Subm-L New. Haven. Oct 30. Art attempt was made last night to derail th3 !:10 passenger train on the Northampton division of the "Consolidated" roa'i Viuceudo Izzo. an Italian, who lives Jear the raUroad tracK at Hi jhwood, was arrested after a struggle .and he wiil be charged with obstructing the railroad, 1 o the Hamden town 1 court to-day. Owe of the section hands, Thomas G.iynor, saw u man eiaerge from the vood. draw a large liarrel of iron aero s the track and then Walk away in the- opposite direction. Gay nor followed', the man and after Locat ing him called for assistance and placed him in custody. The Italian drew a knit 'e and threatened to kill Gaynor but -c was finally overpower ed . ANOTHER .SUICIDE ATTEMPT. Gas Was the.' Means Again Used to E ad .Existence. New York. Oct 30. A woman about 23 years old, w'r.o registered at the Grand Union hoti -1 yesterday as M iss A. Cram of. Grt 'enhold, Mass. w.hs round unco nscioui -. in her room this morning. Qas wa s flowing from the single jet In the 1 00m. All the win dows were securel y fastened as was the door. The pol Ice believe the wo man attempted to commit suicide. The hotel ma nagement -denies this anil says the wo aiau was ' overcome by gas through tui aex-idenl;. The woman was taken t-Bellevue .hospital, wheiv it was s:Ud she woulq. recover. BURNED TO WATER'S EDGE. Queen-itown, Oct . 30. The, CunariT liner Ultonia. Captain Potter, from Boston,, for Live iiool. called ' here early this morning and reported hav ing pussed on October 21st, her .sec ond ilay out, in latitude 42. longitude 05,. (about two hundred ruHes east , of Nantucket -lightship.) a red bottomed schooner on lirii and burned to thv water's edge. :TJiere! was 110 trace o " the crew-to be seen. jCUBAX, RAILROADS! DIVIDEND. Lo-mlon, Oct' 30. The first annual meeting of the stockholders of tlie Cuban Central railroads was held here to-day and a 5y2 per cent dividend was declared on preferred stocks. President Todd expressed complete satisfaction with the American man agement. of Cuba and said he-was con vinced the. cotun-jercial outlook . for the island was most hopeful. SUICIDE . OF BLACKSMITH. - Torrinpton, Oct 30. John McGetti gan. -a. blacksmith,' died this .morning frem.'tha. effects' of a dose of rat poison which he took-with suicidal in tent last night. .Melancholia, from which he has been suffering: of late, is the .only, known cause for the net. He was fitl years old and leaves a wife. He conducted a blacksmith shop in Torrlngton for many years. , , '".. HAYTI PRESIDENT. DEAD Sew York, Oct 30. A private ;able dispatch - received at-; Kingston, Jamaica, according -to a Herald ' dis patch, reports the: sudden death of. President T. Simon Sam of Hayti. AUTUMNAL MEETING. Naugatuck v'alley Conference Held in Third Congregationnl Church To-day. The annual autumnal meeting of the Naugatuck Valley conference is being held to-day in the parlors of the Third (Congregational church. About 100 'delegates ;from - tlie surrounding towns are n attendance, two ses sions are bing held, a morning and afternoon session. The delegates con vened for tte oiiening session at 9:30 a. m. and wfrre presided over by E. M. Vpson of Wloleott as moderator, while Rev Sherrod Soule acted as registrar. The principal features -of the morning session wera papers and a discussion on the Christian Endeavor movements. C. J. Atwater, Esq. of Seymour, treat ed of its valtte. while L. S. Wooster of Northtleld tld of its needs. Both papers weref very interesting and en tertaining, and as both fr Atwater and Mr Wooster are very fluent and forcible, the held the rapt attention of their atidience throughout. Mr Wooster divided his subject into three parts, as i follows: An improved liyniHology; a system of graduation fur trained workers into the church: an in quiry into th efficiency of the pledge. Following thf reading of those excel lent papers an interesting discussion was held on the primary subject. Which was participated in by the following: Revs Austin Hazen, F. S. Grant. Rob ert Pegruni. 'L. L. Griggs. W. H. Phipps. L. F. ArmstrougVnd Dr Da venport and Mrs Robert Pegrum and Miss Hazen. This discussion ended the morning session and the meeting adjourned to tlie lower floor, where a sumptuous spread awaited them. The afternoon session opened at 1:30 with prayers and hymns by all present. This was followed by nn address on tlie "Situa tion in China", by Rev C. C. Creegau, D. D.. secretary of the A. B. C. F. M. This was one of the most interesting papers of the day. The speaker was well versed in his subject and in an entertaining manner depicted the scenes of the late and horrible blood shed. He also spoke of tlie standing of the church in that distant laud and the work it is accomplishing. At 2:30 a sermon was delivered bv Rev Austin Hazen. At 3 o'clock the' closing busi ness was commenced, and this was followed by adjournment at 3:30. This was one of the most interest ing meetings ever held by the Nauga tuck Valley conference, and tlie great est praise should be accorded the Rev Mr Granger of the Third Congrega tional church for the excellent manner iu which he took care of the visiting delegates. lie was ablv assisted by an efficient corps of assistants from his parishioners. Everything was con ducted in a pleasing manner and no oin? appreciated it any more than tlie visitiDg delegates. It will be a long time before they will forget tlie recep" tion accorded to them by tlie members of the Third Congregational church and its pastor, the Rev C. E. Granger. LECTURE COURSE. Waterbury Women's Club Will Fur nish Entertaining Speakers. The public's enthusiastic approval of last season's lecture course, which was given by the Waterbury Women's club, is supplemented this season bv the large advance sale of season tick ets. As the limit of sale must be lim ited by the seating capacity of Leav enworth hall, at which place the lec tures are advertised to be given, it w.'11 he wisdom on the part of intend ed purchasers to secure course tick ets at JIU'e. No single admission will be sold tr nV lecture of the course excepting 911 tne evening of each lec ture; and as" lhe wrlc f single tick ets is 75 cent." eilt'u- it will be seen readily that ei-ou'Qmy s"uld influence the purchase of cc ,,rsf tickets, which are but $3.00 for tlie ,J3C evenings. The opening lecture of the wason will be given on next week Wednesday evening, November 7th, am. u wiu be given by Edward Wlivmper. .Mh toIMo being the fascinatingly attractiv Per sonal adventures of his. the first cent of the Matterhorn. at which tin " four of his companions were lost: nml also, Mr Whyniper will tell of his, the nrst ascent of Clnmborazo. Illus trations as embodied in a hundred ster eopticon views were photographed for the most part by the lecturer. Leav enworth hall will be too small, doubt less to accommodate the lara-e num bers that will wish to hear and see this word and picture recital of Mr Whvm- per's marvelous exploits. Course tick ets may be had at the store of Davis & Nye. and of members of tlie lecture committee. MIDDLETOWN MAN MISSING. Mlddletowu, Conn, Oct 30. Thomas Rand, a carpenter, was reported to the police this morning as missing since three weeks ago last Friday. Rand leaves a wife and a large fam ily. No reason is known for the dis appearance. He is about 45 years of age. WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Oct 30. For Connecti cut: Rain and cooler to-night; Wed nesday fair and cooler; fresh northeast vinds. Weather notes: A long trough of low pressure extends frorut Manitoba southward to Texas. High pressure Is central over the St Lawrence val ley. The temperatures continue above norfial oast of the Mississippi river. Clouily weather, accompanied by light local rains, prevails from the upper Missis sippi valley eastward across the Lake ?gion to the coast. Fog pre vails alms the coast, from Maine, to Virginia.; ' ' ' . ; Barom. Tern. VV. Wca. Bismarclc . 29.80 Boston ...S0.O4 Buffalo ..30.02 Cincinnati . .20.9S Chicago .29.88 Denver 29.9ti Helena .,. .... .30.08 aJekson-vUlo . .30.02 Kausas'City ...29.84 Nantuc ket . .,..80.00. New Hiaven . .30.05 New Orleans. .29.90 New York . . . .80.04 Pitteburjr .'..,.29.98 rft Louis" . ... .29.90 St PanP V .29.84 42 NW Cloudy 52 NW Cloudv 58 E Cloudy G2 S Cloudy 02 . SW Cloudy 3(5 SE Cloudy 34 ST,' Clear ( NE Clear 00 - SE Cloudy 52 V NW Clear 4D N , Cloudy ' 70 E - Clear . 52 W Cloudy 58 1 E Cloudy (54 SW Clear 52 S Cloudy 43 Calincioudy Washington ..30.00 THE mM IB. Beard of Education Discussed Ownership of One. Principal' Madigan ' Claims Bishop Street School Piano Should Now Go to the. Webater School Long Discus sion on Subject by tlie Board Esti mates Presented i'or the Next School Ycai-. The board of education held a very lively inciting una morning. The piano in the Bisuop street school played a prominent, if unimportant, part in tlie meeting, and Commission er Hayes anil iTiiu-ipal Maitigau sung 1 rather discordant nuci. Mayor Kil- iliiff presided, and all the members ex cepting Commissioner Kilmartiu" w ere jiresent. The lirst -vote passed was iliat the teaiiieis be ,:u:,i semi-monthly, beginning next January. Tlie fol lowing was submitted by Superintend ent Tinker: 1 herewith submit a table showing the distribution of pupils for the mouth of September, 1900: The total number is 7,007, showing an increase of 208 over the year 1899 and of 8r0 over the year 1898, and average year ly increase of 425 for the past fwo years. Such an increase calls for the annual erection of a ton-room building. i "he VIII. grade is the largest in the history of the school and promises a record-brink in g class in the High school. The V.. II.. I. r.n; S. P. grades show very large increases, which later will make larger classes all along the line. In the High school the enter ing class shows a decrease, but is still as large as that of io!)8, the second year class shows a good increase, while tlie third year class is nearly five times as large as that of i8;8. Mr Tinker remarked that the local High school stands third highest in the state. New Haven and Hartford being ahead. The mayor suggested that the matter of outsiders paying tuition fees be investigated. This remark was caused by Commissioner McDon ald stating that a boy living in W11 terville boasted that he was tlie only one from that viilaire attending the lo cal schools who paid a tuition fee. As far as Mr Tinker was aware, every outsider pays the regular fee. It was voted to allow the pastor of the Lutheran church to use the Bank street school annex for Sunday school purposes and the question of grantingj tlie same clergyman the use of a room in some school centrally located was referred to Mr Tinker. The length of time a school book holds intact was considered at great length. Mr Tinker stated that the average life of a school book is about four years. Last year the average cost for supplying school books Avas 80 cents per pupil. The year before it was $1.25. The biggest cost is felt in supplying grades ., I. and VII An application was received from Thoma Sheean, 148 North Willow street, for an appointment as janitor. At this point Principal Madigaji. of the Webster school, entered the room The question of estimates was taken up. but as it indicated to be a lengthy on. Mr Madigan was asked to state the purpose of Ins presence. He arose to the question in a minute and stated that he was present to procure justice for himself and the teachers under his jurisdiction. He said that some time ago a piano was bought for the Bish op street school, when fie was princi pal of it. from the proceeds of a ser ies of school entertainments supervised by the teachers and himself, and in which the children of the school ap peared. When he was removed to the Webster school and all but two of the teachers of the Bishop street school went with him. it was their unanimous agreement that the piano should go with them. And it did. But a few weeks ago Inspector of Schools Mc Grath jomoved the piano back to the Bishop street school, upon the order of Commissioner Hayes. As the in strument is not the property of the ic)ools. he claimed that it should be tirned and furthermore, he woula re like Ki) know who gave the inspector. v lie board of education, to re- or even move tha P!ano. ln view of his claim tlmt It wn '''ooi pioueriy. f'iucirmr McDonald said he was of the opin '?? that the piano be longed to the ch..',pn of the school, upon the grounds, t.t tte entertain ments in which tliev cleared paid for it. To this Mr Madigan t"at the children did not pay or givC one penny toward paying for the piaro I he teachers worked and bellied pa.y for it. Then Commissioner Hayes jumped from bis chair and buckled into the principal.' Mr Madisan held bis ground unCannted. He maintained it was nt in the ' province of the in spector to' remove the piano or inter fere in the matter ci.v way. "Who gave him the iower to do it? ' asked Commissioner Ha "He said it was Dr HaytM, and I be lieve the inspector is here. ?o repeat who gave him the power, or told In in to remove the piano," said Mr Madi can. The inspector appeared in the (room in response to the challenge, lint ne relireil witnout oeing questioner. It was shown that the piano was de LVCTed? to-rliH- nishBpi atpcr sehow inMr Madigan's name. Comm'lssioner Cliapman thought to throw oil cn the trembled waters by moving that a" P' ani be bought for the . Bishop street sch bol. in-view of the ract that it is at pres fnt the training school, and that It 0VS?ni to ue a uari 01 11s equipment. Com mis8ioner Goodenougli - made . a motion to return the' piano to the Web ster''i'chooI. This snonon was out of order Wind Commissioners "Hayes and Goodenougli, went at it hammer ana tonvs. Commissioner McDonald said it was plain- that the piano does not be long: to Ulie'.schools, , yetj he wouldn't favor buying; a piano for the training school., because the other schools would then hnye t'o have pianos: Com missioner Goodenonsh'g , motion was lost. -Commissioners Hayes, . McDonald and Kussell Voting ainst it.--v. - --. The: following estimar'es were-rrecom-; mendoil to the board of -financcy . ,- i Estimates for 1.T01. . . Salaries Teachers . v -12V ,500 Schoorrisi tors and officials. ' 1 ' including ' truant f tflccr; . . .'. 350 Furniture and supplies. jani- ;- V tors :.: 2,00p 9,000 ac- counts 1 Stationery and supplies Repairs and maintenance .... Expense Janitors and evening schools. . Special. Bank street, heating and sanl ta ries $ Clay street sanitaries. Ilendrickcn Lot and eighteen-room build ing. North end . . Tin-room building. West Side hill - Bank street school, six . addi tional rooms . . . S.840 1.000 15,000 300 11,000 0.950 1,000 750 50,000 30,000 10,000 Applications or appointments as teachers were received from Miss Burns and Miss Scully, who will jrrad r.ate from the normal school in New Britain in a short time. The noise of carts passing the High school was commented upon and the mayor sug gested that a motion lie made that all heavy carts and coal carts and. ice wagons especially put on rubber tires when passing the school. It was voted to recommend to the board of finance to issue bonds to tlie amount of $100,000. The board then adjourned. MILK LICENSE CASE ARGUED. Bridgeport. Oct 30. The case of the state of Connecticut against Fred A. Terrell was argued in the supreme court lure to-day. It is an appeal by the city of Waterbury from an adverse di cisiou of the lower court on the val idity of a milk ordinance. The Water bury board of aldermen passed an or dinance requiring all milkmen to get a license at a cost of $1 and also pro vided for the appointment of a milk inspector. All the milkmen made a kick on the ordinance, but they made a still greater kick when it was found that a barber had been appointed milk inspector. It was decided to make a test case of tlie matter and that is why it was brought to this court. GERMAN SI HPS WRECKED. Hamburg, Oct 30. The German ship II. Bisclioff. Captain Schwarting, which left Calet Buena, July 2, for this port, has been wrecked at Grosser Vegelsand, at the entrance of the Elbe. A boat containing eight of the crew put off from the vessel and another boat, in which were four men, left the lightship for the purpose of rendering assistance. Roth of 'these boars are missing and have been given up for lost. The IT. Bisclioff-is 'of ' 2.708 tons gross. She was built in 1805 at Glas- ;ow, and is owned in Bremen. EARTHQUAKE AT CARACAS. Washington, Oct 30. The state de partment lias received the following cablegram from Mr Russell, secretary of the legation at Caracas, concerning the recent earthquake at Venezuela. Caracas, via Hayti, October 29. Sec retary of state. Washington. Severe earthquake this morning, (treat dam age to property. Seveeral killed! President jumped from the second floor of fhe government house and had his leg broken. Details fronr the in terior later, Signed, Russell. CONDITION UNCHANGED. Pom fret, Oct 30. The condition of John Addison Porter is practically unchanged. He passed a fairly com fortable night. BEST STILL HELD. Lynn, Mass. Oct 30. John C. Best, the suspect who is detained pending the outcome of the invt. -.ligation into the murder of George Bailey at North Sauguas, is being hetd without bail. ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS. Oneenstowu. Oct 30. Arrived: Steamer Ultonia, Boston for l.iver- pool. CITY NEWS. The Monitor Social club will give a sociable at Speedwell hall to-morrow evening. Good niusicuvj prompting. Fred Gradv, the prisoner who es caped from New Haven jail and was captured here by Detective Cahey. was returned to tlie jail this forenoon by Sheriff Dunham. Ellen Cantellon. the nine mouths old daughter of Mr and Mrs Patrick Can tellon 05 Pemberton street, died this noon." The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. Burial w ill be in Calvary cemetery. Dr Omer Larue' of Putnam will speak for the democratic party next Thursday evening. November 1. He is one of the most eloquent speakers in the United States and will address all the French residents at Music hall. The water bills for the past six months are now ready and will be sent out in a day or so. If you don't come down with the dust on or before the 15th of October you will have to get along without city water, supposing it should be rolling over the dam in torrents. The sum total of tie bills this time amounts to $59,000.72. a gain of $2,485,82 over the preceding half year. It is thought" that this increase 1 due more to the placing.of meters where large quantities of water are used rather fban to any noticeable de jiKkfor'wt in. new builiWngs, for there was less buildiug done here this year than there has been in the satne period for "some time past, notwith standing all our republican stump speaker tell us about McKinley pros i"J'!ty. - 'iHie regular monthly meeting of the ofiieei and board of directors of the Catholic'' Women's association was held in St Patrick's hall last evening. The superintendent, Miss A. J. Corden. re ported that there were thirty-five new members enrolled .during the month. andthat all the classes were very largely ' attended. . The dressmaking classes were- large that It was neces sary to devote Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings to that branch. The physical culture class meet Mon day evenings. The penmanship class will meet on Thursday evenings, ex cepting the, coming Thursday. The irt and needl-work class will meet c-a- Friday enlng and classes in sten ography., millinery, elocution and vocal nu.ie will be -formed if there are ap. plloimts enowgli to warrant . such: , a step.' . Fuel and lights Textbooks and library The Official Fig-ares Ware Mad Known To-Day. , OVER SEVENTY-SIX MILLIONS. Which Shows An Increase ' In Tea Years of Over Twenty- Per Cent Figures Were Tabulated by . the Latest Tabulating Machines Num ber of Indians Not Taxed. '. Washington, Oct 30. The official announcement of the total population of the United States for 1900, is 70,295,220, of which 74,07,907 are con tained in the Xorty-nve states repres enting approximately the population to be used for apportioniifent purposes. There is a total of 134,158 lnuiaus not taxed. The total population in 1890 with which the aggregate population of the present census should be com pared was 03,0159,750. Taking the. 1890 population as a basis, there has boon a gain of 13,225.404, during the past ten years, representing an iucrease of nearly twenty-one per cent. The director of the census, in an nouncing the population of the United States, made the following statement - 'The figures of tlie population aro the result of a careful computation by means of the latest tabulating ma chines, it has been the custom here tofore to make a narrow count but in this decade it was determined to avoid the expense and delay incident to such a proceeding. The plan was adopted of verifying the count at once by. the use of the electrical contrivances .re ferred to above. Bulletins will be issued for the various minor civil di visions in tlie different states and ter ritories as fast as possible. The. en tire number, it is hoped, will be, ready for the public use before the first of January." The early completion of the tabula tion of the population of tlie states -enables the census office to submjt the ligures to congress as soon as it convenes in December. All the fielc work of the twelfth census is now complete. The population of Connecticut for 1900 is '(08.355. In 1S90 the popula tion was i40.2oS. . ALVORD WAS TN COURT. The Legal Authorities Will Decide What Court Will Try Him. New York. Oct 30. Cornelius J. Al vord. the bank embezzler, was ar raigned in the police court this morn ing and was remanded to the police headquarters until 3 o'clock this after noon, in order to give the legal au thorities time to decide whether he shouTn be tried before the United States court or a state court. POST CARD CRAZE. St Petersburg. Oct 30. The picture pott card craze is iu full swing in the Baltic provinces and Foland. A p'ost card exposition is to be held in War saw during the coming winter. MAY BE PROSECUTED. Authorities of the County Home Said to Be Responsible. The removal of the little Dunne giri from the custody of her mother yes terday, by order of the county commis sioners, was widely discussed to-day. The matter is now in the hands of Mr Coiubellack. the superintendent of the Boys' club, and he says he will see to it that the child is returned to .her mother. Last evening Mrs Dunne and. Mr Combellack called upon Attorney J. J. O'Neill and told him the whole situ ation. Mr O'Neill is of the opinion that the child must be returned to the cus tody of the mother and that Mr Mat thews, superintendent of the county home whence the child was taken.-com-mitted a serious offense against the law and can be criminally prosecuted for his action in the matter. In, the opinion of some lawyers the act was actual abduction and all whojwere con cerned iu it in any way are responsi ble to the law. Early this morning the heart-broken mother, accompanied by Mr Combellack. began to call upon the lawyers of the city to find one who would take up the matter. Mrs Dunne being poor she is at a disadvantage to work successfully. Inquiries at every source of informa tion on the case failed to reveal any cause for the removal of the child. Mrs Dunne is employed steadily at the novelty factory on North Elm street and earns fair wages. A Mrs Hoyt, living at 475 West Main street, board ed the child, and her board was regu larly paid. Her surroundings were clean and moral and she was sufficient ly maintained in every aespect for a J child of her mother's means. : yothinf: ; was lacking in her education, all of. which has only tended to increase won der at. the action of the authorities of the county home, who are said to be responsible for the whole matter.' ." This afternoon Mr Combellack and, Mrs Dunne, accompanied by Ralph N.' Blakeslee. left for the county home to ; make a formal demand upon, the' au thorities for the child. They were armed with the order of Judge Burpee, issued in the city court in June, givinjr the child back to her mother. :; This' part of the transaction was. furnished by the clerk of the court, Attorney MeMahon. Mr Combellack called upon the Rev Father Slocum this forenoon and stated the case to him with the result that the clergyman offered to ' furnish funds for any expense that may be necessary for the recovery of . the little girl. The case has irritated the public to such a degree that half a dozen lawyers have volunteered their, services if such are found to be neces sary in getting the child back to her mother. It has also furnished an ar gument for tb,e election of the whole democratic ticket throughout the state, for by electing a democratic legislature only can such a law that without any apparent legitimate reason. ,be ellia- -lnated from tbe statutes of the state. V.