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WATER BUR Y, CONN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1900, PRICE TWO CENTS. ON FIRES-AG AIN. Euins of the Drug Store in New ork Broke Out Afresh. MISSING BOY WAS FOUND. Laborer Injured To-day By the Falling of a Wall Fire Will Be the Means of Having Drug Stores of City Ex amined for Explosive Chemicals. New York, Oct 31. The work of searching the ruins of buildings wrecked by the explosion in Tarrant Cos drug store on Monday,' was prosecuted steadily .".11 night and to day. The force of men at work now ..,,,.!. s'.nn Ahum 4 o'clock a fresh fire broke 'out al Warren and Green ' wich streets, stopping the work. Two engine were called and they had a hard task- getting the tire under con trol. The blaze so heated the debris th.it the men had to leave that part of the ruins. ' Work was kept up vigorously nil night at 101 Warren street, where it is believed the body of II. C. A. Schmidt, the engraver, will be found. City Superintendent of Buildings Uoo ner remained on the ground until 4 a. in. . He said the walls of the building at 275 Washington street will have to be razed to-day. At 3:37 a. m. there were found what are said to be two human bones and a piece of flesh. At 4:20 o'clock there was found a man's coat of a brownish color. A short time afterward Inspec tor MeKean's men found a light col ored shirt waist and blue serge skirt. At 7 o'clock a workman found a bundle of fire insurance papers made to William I. Allen & Co, 104 Warren street. James Ladoloe: 15 years old, who . worked at 275 Washington street, and who was reported missing, was found to-day. He said he had been visiting friends. Frank Potter. 22 years old. of 272 West 115th street, a laborer, was in jured this morning by the falling of a part of a wall. He received a se- vere sr-nlp wound. Two to:;s of chlorate of potash and ore ton of sulphur, it appears, were in " the b-.'lldtng ocepuied by Tarrant & Vo. Mr Rogers of Rogers & Pyatt. importers of gums, shellac and' chem icals and manufacturers of varnishes. -has admitted that his company had stored chlorate of potash with the Tar rant company amounting to something between one and two tousr and possi bly even more, though he could not say exactly without looking at his books. He continued: "At any rate, chlorate of potash in itself is not an explosive nor in any way a dangerous chemical to store. I could, show you a permit from the In spector of combustibles allowing us to cal-ry in stock 20;C00 pounds of chlo rate of potash right in our own build- ing here." " "But if chlorate of potash is not . combustible or explosive, why should a permit be necessary?" was asked. "I do not know. I am not a chem ist, and cannot tell if chlorate of por- i ash might combine with another in- ' grediat ,o form an explosive. Some of it w- sell to 'fireworks companies, who mix it with sulphur and nitrate of strontium to make - red tire.' We . bad no shellac or gum or other com bustible merchandise in their house at the time, of the fire." Edmund D. Conedon. reDrespiitin the Harshaw. Fuller fir Goodwin Co of Chicago, said: - "We had no chlorate of potash in store at the time. We had. however considerable chemicals that were inl iianuauie. among these ten 250-pound barrels of sulphur, and I should say about the same quantity of Burgundy pitch." Fl;e Chief Croker and Fim rnm,r,,a. siomr Scannell have decided to inves-tJi-'ntj all of thp n-)itcc,ni i i-,. , - ' " - .3.. n- in Li" fsiuu- rsH.ments m the city. Chief Croker sax in the course of an interview- ,"ku.,v' that ncar,-v all of these who!H-ale drug houses carry explo sives in such quantity as to render . them powier magazines to all pur Joses. They are a constant menace to public safety and I propose to see that storage houses are maintained at a F.i fe distance outside of the city" Prolractod litigation between instir- auce companies may ensue relative to ' ' tcxllosins in the ruined building Tints glass insurance companies deny their liability -for the shattered win dows and have referred patrons who """r lo toe- ure insurance 2Pf 'fn- The ,atter have ' deter! mined either not to pay or still have . me matter under consiil Many prominent fire underwriters hold that-damage to building., caused by explosions or to buildings detached r remote from a building where a fire and explosion oceurs. is not covered py a fire. insurance policy.' . Xew York. Oct 31.Early tlila morn ing a number of bones were found In .the. ruins' of the building which was occupied by Tan-ant & Co,' and which was demolished by fire and successive explosions on Monday at noon Inspectors Tench and .Kenny, of the building department, found a wom an's bead at the northwest corner of vrreenwlch and Warren streets. Lat eKhe same men found a package of tootsNa man's apron and hat. Inspec tor Graham, of the building ' depart ment, while hunting through the ruins found two pieces of .Iiuruan flesh and --the same inspector. ound another piece of human flesh and a knee joint. ' - ROOSEVELT IS TIRED. Rochester, N. Yl, "Oct 31. It was not ralnlne 'when the Roosevelt1 train left here this :mdrhln&,: but It 'was '. very threatening and' thei roads' were, so ' muddy ,that 'there was little prospect of there -being great -prawds at tb.fe various country stops, other than tbos In the, Tillages, '- The governor fs feelr lng the strain of his continued talking much , more 'toMlay than at- any' day since be- startethtbe' "state" touri Tbfe train . left - Rochester at ,9 & nn4 -after , several stops Is expected 'to' get -to Buffalo at 4 p. "in. ' t'"J' ''" - OPEN DOOR AGREEMENT. State Department Made Public . the Agreement To-Day. ' Washington, Oct 31. The state de partment to-day made public the British-German agreement respecting the maintenance of the "open, door" and territorial integrity of China, with the answer of the United States govern ment, sent in dupMt-ate to each or the principals to the agreement. Mr Hay to Lord Pauncefote. Department of State. Washington, Oct 29, 1900. Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your' note of the 23rd of October, enclosing the text of an agreement between Great Britain and Germany relating to af fairs In China, which was signed m London on the 10th instant by tne Marquis of Salisbury and the German ambassador on behalf of their respec tive governments and Inviting the ac ceptance by the United States of prin ciples recorded in that agreement. These principles are: 1. In a matter of Joint and perma nent international interest that tne ports on the rivers am; littoral of Chi na should remain free and open to trade and to every other legitimate form of economic activity for the na tionals cf all countries without distinc tion, and the two governments agree on their part to uphold the same for all Chinese territory so far as they can exercise influence. 2. Her Brittanic majesty's govern ment and the imperial German govern ment will not on the:r part make use of the present complication to obtain for themselves any territorial advan tages in Chinese dominions .and will direct their policy, toward maintaining undiminished the territorial condition of the Chinese empire. Shanghai. Oct 31. The Daily News reports that a powder magazine at Nankin was exploded by lightning and that many persons were killed or in jured and much property was de stroyed. WILL LOSE CONGRESSMEN. States Whose Gain in Population Was Small. New York, Oct 31 The announce ment of the population of the United States made by the census bureau, says a Washington special to the Times, has started speculation about the effect on the apportionment for members of congress. The increases or decreases in state representation depend on the feeling of a congress wliih is yet to be elect ed. It is quite certain, however, that several states will lose. One of tliem is Nebraska, which has gained only 10.000 population. Another is Maine, which has gained only 30.000. Nevada shows a falling off in population, but is safe, for she has only one congress man now. The greatest gainer under the con servative estimate of an - increase to 2.000.000 to each representative would be Pennsylvania, which would gain three congressmen, bringing her num ber up to thirty-one. New York would gain two, reaching a total of thirty six. Kentucky, Maryland, South Car olina and Virginia would each lose a congressman, which would not be off set by thegain of two in Texas. Maine and Vermont would each lose a congressman, though Massachusetts would gain one. Illinois would gain two. making her representation twenty-four. Of the other great middle states. Indiana, Ohio and Minnesota would each lose one, while Michigan, Iowa and Wis consin would neither lose nor gain. Nebraska would lose one and New Jersey would gain one. These would be the onlv changes. The apportion ment would add eleven to the represen tation and siibstract ten, leaving a net gain of one. There is hardly any doubt that the new apportionment will not be made on any less basis than 200,000. KILLED BY ROBBERS. Paymaster Shot Down by Italians in Pennsylvania. Mount Pleasant. Fenn. Oct 31. Four Italian miners yesterclay afternoon at tempted to rob Pay CiciK William Hos ier of the Southwest Connellville com pany, while malting bis trip between this city and Alvertou, with the pay rolls of the Alvertou and Tarr works, amounting to 84,000. , Mr Hosier is dead, his companion, Harry Burgess, messenger of the company, is wound ed, two of the Italians are dead, a third fatally wounded and the fourth In Jail. .. .... Hosier and Burgess were driving near Moorewood when the four Ital ians fired a . volley from ambush and sprang forward,, firing as they ad vanced. Hosier fell dead at the first volley. Burgess, though wounded, was able to return the fire with effect.i.and one of the Italians at the horse's head fell dead. Burgess fired his revol ver in the face of another and as he fell his two remaining companions be came terrified and. fled MAY LOSE HIS FOOT. ,u 1 New Haven, Oet'31. A serious acci den on the Fair Haven and Westville road occurred last night -shortly . be fore 10 o'clock and as a result : Motor man Richard Kenriey of 49 Filmore street will probably have his left foot amputated above the ankles The acci dent which consisted of a head-on col lision between cars 101 and 75 hap-: pehed on Whalley: avenue at the cor ner of the Boulevard,- and-was one of the mast, serious , of. the kind that has happened In' this city for a number of years, ,- ' -' . ., ,:; 'Ulead Tomato Pickle. '"iSlice gTen tomaiotes -after wvaxhing and' 'euttiag off tfthV ends1. .i-'lkir thorn stand in EtoBe lBi-s-with iHetity of-salt between -each ;&grr-'oti2 n ours, .the o drain -and opl& la swt,ipjcea rfaegarrtaAtii 'te',l'h: iioiiU ihJ. wttl break'Hd pieasU: Make .vinegar M you:"V4uW,"rvlajayr syretv-piekl-Pla6e the pjekls jajJMlLstfine.; of two-'quart g)asp;-ens ndr j c'oy,;j Tflth. fresh; "hot, 7tnegar,,-nHouseliojk 'Ol'-V f O 1 V h Charles Anderson Dies on a Barren Island. His Flag of Distress Was Passed Un noticed By Several Vessels Hunt ers Find the Skeleton of the Man and His Diary. Chicago, Oct ?.,-A special to the Tribune from San Francisco says: On Unimak Island, which guards one of the entrances to the Bering Sea, a rude mound of rocks marks the last resting place of Charles William An derson, sailor, fisherman and hunter. Anderson starved to -death on the bleak and barren island waiting for friends who deserted him. He died on 'June 10. ISiJi). and his skeleton in his bunk and his diary beside it were found by two hunters who were driven on the island during a storm.. The diary was addressed to Andrew Goswold of Unga. who arrived here a few days ago with his friend's last writings. Several vessels passed by his Island prison, the pathetic record reads, but none saw Anderson's flag of distress. Once a vessel was becaiuied close, to the shore and lie tried to reach it, but he had not the strength left to launch his lit!:; boat. His legs had failed him and. lie could only pull himself along by his elbows. lie deliberated on shooting his dog Dempsey. but he could not get up enough courage to slay his faithful trieuii. ' lie brought seals- to me through the- breakers." he wrote, "and 1 fed him as long as I could." Finally the dog disappeared. The diary records the terrible suf ferings or Anderson from thirst and his expeditions after fresh water. The last entry says: "June 191 must go for water again. I am more afraid this time than be fore. But with God's help I may coma back again. I would not like 'to die outside. But God's will be done." He had his wish, for he returned and died in his bunk. ELECTIONS IN CANADA." Many Candidates For Seats in The House of Commons. St John, N. B., Oct 31. More than 400 candidates for seats in the house of commons were declared oilicially nomiuated throughout Canada for the general elections which are to be held on Wednesday, November 7. From reports so far received it' is evident that the number of candidates return ed unopposed is smaller than for many years, thus Indicating a bitterly con tested campaign. There are 15 members of parlia ment to be elected in Canada and no government could be considered safe without winning at least 110. The province of Outarlo elects 92 members, tjuebec 05; Novo Scotia 20; New Bruns wick 14; Manitoba 7; Prince Edward Island 5. British Columbia G and the northwest territories 4. The campaign in New Brunswick continues to be exceedingly spirited with the chief battle ground in this city, where Hon Andrew C. Blair, minister of railways and canals, is opposing lion George E. Foster, finance minister of Canada, in the late conservative administration. Sir Charles Tupper, ex-premier of Canada and present conservative lend er, was nominated for parliament to day in Cape Breton county. Nova Scotia. His son, Sir Charles H. Tup per, is contesting one of the seats in Pictou county. The liberal finance minister, Hon W. S. Fielding, was re nominated in Shelbourne, N. S., and Hon W. F. Borden, minister of militia and defense in Kings county. N. S. The principal issue in this city is that raised by both candidates, who accuse each other of fostering policies which would divert an immense grain export traffic from St John to Port land. Me, r.nd Boston. Another issue being against Minister Blair is the letting of contracts for locomotives for the governments roads in Manchester. N. II., and Philadelphia Instead oi in Canada. The liberals are also charged with permitting a great American Oil company to enter the Canadian field and monopolize the oil trade. PRETTY RANCID. "Recently I visited a small town In the southern part of Kentucky," says a correspondent of the Denver News, "and called on the only merchant of the place. I found him opening a case ,.iSa He took off the lid of one of the small boxes of yellow- grease and left Jt uncoverea. . ."Soon an Old colored man came in. and noticing the axle grease, said: " 'Good morning, Mossa Johnson! What am dem little cheese worf ?' "'About 15 cents, I reckon, Sam,' said the merchant. , "; " 'S'pose if I buys one you will frow In the crackers.' . . : " 'Yes, Sam.' -. - "Sam put his hand into his' pocket and. fished out 15 cents, and Mr John son took his scoop and dipped up some crackers. , ' - 'Sam picked up the uncovered box and the crackers and went to the back part of the store. Then he took out his knife and fell to eating. ' . . "Another customer came in and Mr Johnson lost sight of his colored friend for a moment. Presently Mr Johnson went to the back part of the store and said: " ';. - ' "'Well, Sam, how goes It?'.'.-' , " 'Say, Massa Johnson, dem crackers is all right, but dat am the ransomest cheese I ebber eat!" Youth's Compan ion. . v '..' --.",...'.' BOY I1SSTANTXY -KILLED. , , t Tbompsonville, Get 3L-George Pog h$v 16 years of vage. of Wallace1 street; Chariestcwn. - -Mass, ?w9 Hastantay killed in thin phroe at 10:45 this( morn--ing by Jailing .under :the wheels.-of freight car. '. . : ' ; .? i '- EARL. PARXLtSY. DEAD. , - ; London. -Oct- 31. Edward : ; Henry Stuart RllgTiv'seventh Earl 'Darnley is dead. 'He wag-born In ,1851.-. PATERS0N MURDER CASE. The Question of Cause of DeathNow Being Investigated. New York,: Oct 31'. With the ending of the coroner's inquest in the Jennie Kosschieter ' murder case in Paterson, Prosecutor Eniley is ready io lay the matter before the grand jury. It is now believed that the great point in question as to what caused the death of the girl. When her body was' found Coroner Vrooui of Bergen county made an ex amination and said her skull was frac tured, which, coupled with her ex posure to . the night air for several hours caused her death. Then Coun-t ty Physician McBride of Passaic coun ty saw Dr. Vroom and together they made an autopsy which showed no ractnre cf thi sl;r:ll. Later Dr McBride examined all the organs of the body and found them normal. At the inquest he testified that he was positive the girl did not die of disease. Pressed by the Prose cutor he said he believed something which acted as a poison had been ad administered, what, he would not say. It now appears there may be some difficulty in determining what poison, if any, was administered. The body had been embalmed and this mitigated against the chemical analysis to show what poison caused death. BIG SOCIETY WEDDING. Marriage in Greenwicn Created Much Interest in Church Circles. Greenwich, Conn, Oct 31. One of the most notable society events of the. month was the wedding which too place here to-day of Miss Ida Juliett Peck of Greenwich, daughter of the late William G. Peck, L. L. D., who for thirty-five year vas a professor in Columbia college, to the Rev Seth Wolcott Linsley, curate of St Faul"s church. Wallingford, son of Mr and Mrs John Liusley of Huntington, and a brother of the Rev Chauncey J. Lins ley, rector of Trinity church. Torring ton. The ceremony was performed by the Right Rev Bishop Chauncey B. Brewster. D. D., assisted by the Rev Goerge M. Thompson, rector of Christ church, Greenwich, In the presence of hundreds of prominent people from various parts of the state, who were assembled in Christ church at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon. The church was decorated with palms and chrysanthemums, the only coW used in the' ehancel being white, while pink predominated In the rest of the church. The vested choir of Christ church, assisted bv Dr Carl Martin, tenor soloist of St Thomas's church. New York, sang the weddine march. The bridnl procession was led by two 1'ttle children ns flower srlrls. Miss Mary L. Feck.sister of the bride, acting ns maid of honor, and Misr. Clara A. Wildmnn of Wa'linerford and Miss Ma rie L. Kenyon of New York as brides maid's. Herbert S. Hastings, of- El mira. N. Y.. wns beet man. The ush ers were the Rev W. O. W. Anthony, M. A.. Stenheno college,- Annandale. X. Y.: the Rev Frederick M. Burgess, onrntp of Christ church; New Haven: the Rev George A. Goen. Cntnsaqua. Perm: t'e Rev H. x. Flint. Pittsbunr. Penn: WUiam W. SilHmnn. StocV nni N. V.. and Frc-de'-'ck PprVfn cf "'nlUntrford. Conn. Tlr bfirfp ws "ive" fwav tiv Tier livoiir. Guy Dav toi 'Heev. of Stirling. X. Y. The coun'e will take n hotiev m.non tr'n, of tv.-t week. and on their roi"n will reside, on Curtis avenue, Wallingford. CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY., Annual Meeting and Reports in Hart ford To-Day. Hartford. Conn, Oct 31. The eighth annnual meeting of the Connecticut Children's Aid society was held here to-day with 'delegates present from all parts cf the state. The report of the secretary was presented bv Mrs Virginia T. Smith of this city and reviewed in full the work of the society for the year. In her report Mrs Smith says: The home for incurables at Xew ington has- grown remarkably since the family gathered Into the new building in January last. Improve ments have been made -within and without the house. The present mem bership at the home is twenty-eight, with seven helpers. -.! '- The report of the assistant treasurer was made by Miss Josephine M. Gris wold, of Hartford. In her report Miss Griswold said: Co-operation with towns, societies and individuals has increased during the year with excellent "results. The support of the work comes largely from voluntary gifts. From Xovember 1, 1899, to Xovem ber 1, 1900, the number of applica tions for children to board was 22; approved boarding homes for children 90; number boarding children in care during the year 52: number homes found for children 27; number chil dren sent to industrial school 3; number- patients to free bed. New Haven hospital 0: number patients to free bed, , Hartford hospital 4; children taken by adoption 12; applications for .admission to home tor incurables 7S; number of . children at home for in curables during year 42; present num ber in the home 28; persons found em ployment 40. The total amount of cash received by tlse assistant treasurer and paid over to treasurer during year was $9,725.29.. . . BLAXDrORD HOUSE BURXED. ' Blandford, Mass. Oct 31. The Moun tain house, the famous Blandford sum mer hotel, was burned to the ground early this morning. The fire starting in the. vicinity of the kitchen, pre sumably from a defective Hue. As there is ho efficient fire department -or water supply there , was at no time diope of saving the building and in an hour it. was a mass-ef smoking ruins, sxhere were' qult number of guests Jh the heuse who." had come to attend the-fox -hunt to-day, but all escaped -without injury. ; One of. the kitchen girls, however,- had- a narrow escape, ibetnys: aroused with barely time ' to escape- in . lier night clothing,- The "Annex,''- a cottage across the road, also, caught fire but the flames were pot out without much damage. . The loss is about S12.000. v His Appointment Cause3 Lots of Surprise. The Foreign Secretaryship Is The Plum That Has Fallen To Him The Globe, the Mouthpiece of the Ad ministration, Condemns The Ap pointment Joseph Cliaiabarl.ain Xow at Gibraltar. London, Oct 31. The Marquis of Lansdowne's elevation to the foreign secretaryship, according to the an-' nounceuients in the newspapers this morning, has, figuratively speaking, taken the country's breath away, it was as unexpected as it is unwelcome. Even the staunchest ministerial mouth pieces among the afternoon newspa pers, openly condemn it. The Globe declares the appointment only shows Lord Salisbury is com pletely out of touch with the feelings and wisiies of the electorate and the conservative party, while the liberal Westminster Gazette, crowing over the discomfiture of the ministerial newspapers which have been so loud ly demanding the retirement of Lord Lausdowue, expresses relief at the fact that Joseph Chamberlain was not given the post, saying: "The latter's appointment would have tilled thoughtful people with dis may and it is something to have es caped this serious danger." Lord Salisbury, apparently, arrang ed matters with the queen at Balmoral a week ago. His lordship's own incli nation was to resign the premiership and devote himself exclusively to the foreign office. He wrote her majesty to this effect, but she declined to ac cept the suggestions. Lord Salisbury, therefore, went to Balmoral to discuss the question, with the result that the queen carried her point. Public sentiment is relieved by the conviction that Lord Salisbury's exper ience will still-be able to direct the broad lines of policy of the respective foreign minister. Xew York, Oct-31. A London dis patch to the Journal and Advertiser says: Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, has arrived at Gibraltar. He had a conference with Sir George White, the governor, and inspected privately . the fortifications. His sou. Austen, a lord of tthe admirai i accompanies him., A Paris dispatch says: Suspicion of Secretary Chamberlain and his Medi terranean is increasing. The Figaro calls him the terror of the peaceful government. Le Journal says that Mr Chamberlain, with his son' and Sir orge White, the defender of Lady smith, are at Malta to study with the governors of the naval stations in the Mediterranean the exact condition of the British naval forces anflto take into account the comparative forces of France. Le Matin says: "Chamberlain's visit to Malta will probably be extended to Marseilles to synchronize with Kru ger's arrival. lie hopes to call forth some ugly incidents so as to enable him to speak ill of France, perhaps to make him popular in England." La Patrie says: "The announce ment of the arrival of Chamberlain at Malta is causing, uneasiness even in Italy, the alleged friend of England. Chamberlain treats this Italian land of Malta as a simple crown colony, which ought to be Anglicized in lan guage, customs and commerce and en tirely -deprived of Italian character. Then the Italian In Malta will be worse off than the Italian in Tunis." FREE CHURCH OF SCOTLAXD. Edinburg, Oct 31. The formal union of the Free and United Fresbyterian churches decided upon yesterday at the joint meeting here of the Free church assembly and the United Pres byterian synod, was consummated this morning. The ministers mr.rched from their respective halls to the Royal In stitution, then proceeded to Waverly market and held the first meeting of the United Free church of Scotland. Large crowds witnessed tne procession. ARRIVAL OF BOATS. Xew Yort. Oct 31. Arrived: Steam ers -Teutonic from Liverpool, St Ger main from Havre. Cevic from Liver pool. George Lord Day's schooner yacht the Endymion arrived in port this morning after a stormy voyage from Southampton, England, of twenty-seven days. Queenstown. Oct 31. Arrived: Steamer Majestic from New York. WEATHER REPORT. Washington,- C t 31. For Connecti cut: Threatening weather to-night and' Thursijdy, . and probably rain; fresh east-witods. Weather nolls: The trough of low pressure Iying'just east of the Rocky mountains yesterday morning now extends from the western portion of the Lake region to Texas. It is cen tral' near Kansas City. High pressure areas are- central over New England and'- Colorado. Temperatures are above the normal In the Mississippi valley and a little below the normal in Xew England and west of the Mis sissippi river. Cloudy weather, accom panied by local rains prevails general ly in the ' upper Mississippi valley. Lake reeion and Xorth Atlantic sec tions.' The conditions for this vicinity are favorable for slo.wly rsing temper ature and unsettled weather. . - . i - -: - Barom. Tern. W. Wwa. Bismarck . ..'. Boston ...... Buffalo ...... Cincinnati Chicago ; . ,". . Denver . ... . . Helena- . . . . . . Jacksonville .. Kansas;; City. , Xautucjiet . .. Xew Haven w New; Orleans... Xew. York ... .A Pittsburg .'...' St Loula ....'; St .Paul' i;.v Washington .80.00 .30.54 .30.12 .30.00 i 29.88 .30.20 .29.88 .30.08 29.0C, .30.50 .30.50 .29.94 .30.40 : 30.1 2 .29.82 .29.7(t .30.34 i28. 44 G2 ' 60 G2 20 . 3S .02 ' ;45 '70 52 60 ,6 ,;50 CO XW Clear XE Cloudy SW Cloudy SB PtCldy S Pt Cldy S Clear " SW Pt Cldy XW. Pt Cldy N Cloudy XE Cloudy XE Cloudy SE Clear Cloudy Cloudy Clear" SE NW-i Cloudy E.. . Cloudy BOER ' REPLY TO ENGLAND. No Surrender While . Any. Burgher AVants to Continue the Wat. , London, Oct 31. A belated dispatch, from Pretoria "tells the failure of the British negotiations- with General Botha for the surrender of the Boers. Botha received General Taggett's flag of truc.e courteously and admitted his defeat, but said it was impossible to treat or surrender so long as any burgher wanted to continue the war. President Stein was. more irreconcila ble. He refused even to see the bear er of the flag of truco. COTTER'S POLO PREDICTIONS. He Names the Members of the Five Teams in This League. Hartford. Oct 31. Captain Cotter, of the Hartford polo team, to-day an nounced the make-up of the local team as follows: Starkle, goal; Doherty, halfback: Cotter, center; Mooney, Scho field and Griffin, rushers. .The make up of the other teams of the league as given out by Cotter is as follows: Waterbiiry : Mullen or Burgess, goal: Reilly, halfback: Jean, center; War ner and Parsons, rushers. Meriden: Cusick. goal; Hayes, halfback: Hobe Whiting, center: Russell and Lewis, rushers. New Haven: Lations, goal: Whipple, halfback; Canavan, center: Jason and Bone, rushers. Springfield has not yet horn completed but Cot ter thinks the enni will be made up as follows: Hefferuan. goal: Will Whiting, halfback; Menard, center: Gavltt and Lincoln, rushers. The Vic tor ball will be used this season. R. G. DUN SERIOUSLY ILL. Suffering fromv Complication of Dis easesTwo Doctors Attend Him. Xew York. Oct 31. IS. G. Dun, head of the commercial agency which bears his name, is ill in his home at Madison avenue and Thirty-ninth street, and so apprehensive are his relatives that two physicians are in constant attendance on him. One of them. Dr A. II. Smith, of No IS East Forty-sixth street, said last night that Mr Dun was suffering from a complication of diseases. He has been ill for some time and there is no' immediate danger, said Dr Smith. Mr Dun. however, is 73 years old. and his age is against his rapid recovery. It is said his liver is affected and that he is suffering from heart trouble. STRUCK WITH IRON .BAR. George Ryan Seriously Injured in Dis pute With Fellow Workman. Torrington, Oct 31.-As the outcome of a dispute with a fellow workman, George Ryan, an employe at the Coe brass milis, is- in -a critical -condition from a fractured skull, and his assail ant Is now being sought for by the police. DIED BEFORE WEDDING. Stamford. Oct 31. News was re ceived here yesterday that 'Martin Murphy, a well known resident of this city, who was to have been mar ried at 9:30 to-day, died suddenly in New York Monday night while visit ing his brother. His funeral took place at the hour fixed for the wed ding. CITY NEWS. The last day of October brought the first snow of the season, a, few flakes falling about 3 o'clock this afternoon. Among those from New Haven who attended the great democratic rally Monday night were John Dillon and Thomas Parker of this city, members of the Yale medical school and the Bryan Democratic club of Yale col lege.- The paving job on North Main street was practically completed to-day but the street will not be open to travel for a few days yet. Here and there a few touches are necessary and a gen eral cleaning up must be done. The sidewalk on the north side must be lowered and that on the other side has been raised to conform to the new grade. This work has been done by Contractor McGrath. To make the job a complete success a light should be placed on the pole near the water ing trough. George Lilley stated this afternoon that he has learned more about hu man nature during the past few days than he ever thought was in the world. Politics, he says, is a great educator. This is his initial experience and ho hopes it will be his last. His object, he said, in going to the legislature is to promote consolidation: He tells a very funny story of his experience on the morning following his nomination. The lawn in front of his house was crowded with men all willing to shake his hand and drink Ills good nealth When, however, te told them that he had left his ppeketbook in his other coat his visitors ceased to have inter est in him and he was greatly sur prised when they -turned away. -Mrs Catherine Vhalen,. . agea i years, died this moruiug. at 0, o'clock at her borne, 12 "Wolcott street, after a brief Illness with, heart trouble. Mrs Whalen was oue of the early Irish residents of Connecticut. - Coming to this country over half a .centuiy ig she settled in Torrington, where tne lived until fourteen wears ago, when she came to Waterbury aud , resided here continuously : since. - She was a woman of genial, affable disposition, who commanded the respect and es teem of all who had tne pleasure of her acquaintance. - She will be missed by the neighbors, but ' much more "by her children, who feet her death keen ly. She leaves four sons and three daughters, Mrs ; Whalen: aud, William Whalen of San Francisco; Mrs William Joy, Patrick and David, of Torrington; John Fi Whalen. East Main street; and Thomas and Miss Margaret Ayhalen of this cjty. , The funeral will take place Friday morning from' the house: to the Sacreil Heart church, "vhere a, mass of requiem1 will be 'celebrated.1-", - The; in terment will be In the family plot In Torrington. Friends "4tre;i requested not to send flowers. - : . 00WH0pE Through Efforts of Friends Was Returned to Her Mother. THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Hesitated About Letting the Girl Go Were Finally Made to See the Error of Their Way Money and Attorneys AVere at the Disposal of the Girl's . Friends. " Little Agnes Dunne, the- nine years old daughter of Mrs Norati Dunne, who was wnat one might term kidnapped -the other day by Sheriff Rigney and Superintendent .Matthews of the New Haven county home, acting under in struction of the board of county com missioners, was returned to the cus tody of her mother last night by R. X. Blakeslee and Superintendent Combe lack of the Boys club, who met the county commissioners in New Haven yesterday and after a long chat .re garding the feeling the conduct 'of the officials had stirred up in Waterbury it was- decided to turn the girl over to them and the trio, Blakeslee, Com- bellack and Agues returned home in triumph on the evening train. The meeting between the mother and child was very affecting and moved those who witnessed it to tears. Probably all the facts in the case will never be known, but enough has leaked out to warrant the statement that .the deter mined attitude of Father Slocum and some of the other clergymen about town to push the case had something fo do in prompting the authorities to return tne gin to her natural parent and it is hoped that no such infamous game will ever again be played in Wa-" terbury. for it aroused a feeling of In dignation in' the breast of every man and woman in town and especially of those who own children or who are in any way responsible for the care of the youth of the city. It was a high-handed piece of business, after the court deciding that the girl be re turned to her mother, to have two men come aloug and take her into custody and hustle her off to the county borne without saying a word to anyone about it. It shows the kind of law we have in Waterbury when three men, who are absolutely independent of the peo ple so far as their appointment goes, can send ollicers into the city armed with authority to invade the sacred precincts of the home and carry, off children with as little ceremony as if they were common property and be longed to any oue who wanted to take hold of them. This talk about the authorities being able to find better homes for children -than their own parents can give them is all well enough in its own way, but it would apply to many others as well as to Agnes Dunne, and if the prepos terous idea should be carried out- as many would wish to see it. the poor would be robbed of their offspring the same as they are stripped of almost all other things of the world. Because a man and woman who have no chil dren happen to have more means tnan people who are blessed with large fam ilies is no reason why they should be given the right .to seiae the children of their neighbors whenever they take a notion that they would like to see little ones around the house. There" are enough destitute children In the world for the accommodation of those who have none of their own without preying upon - those who have some one to care: for them and the kidnap ping of girls or boys who are being cared for by their natural parents should be stopped forthwith. Mr Blakeslee and Superintendent Combellack deserve great credit for the kindly feeling that prompted them to look tip the girl and turn her over to the tender care of her mother. The excitement incidental to the re moval of the child and her return has resulted in prostrating the mother. She was so ill this morning that it was found necessary to call in a physician and Dr Kilmartin was sept for. He found Mrs Dunne in a bad condition. She has lost the power of her nether limbs, but Dr Kilmartin thinks that with a few days rest and proper care and medicine she will recover. Mrs Dunne lives at 490 West Main street. WOMAN'S C. T. UNION. Semi-Annual Sleeting Held in Middle field To-day. Middlefleld. Oct 31. The semi-annual convention of the Middlesex Wo man's Christian Temperance union was held at the town hall in Middlefleld to-day, with delegates present from all the towns in the county. The exer- cises opened with a devotional service at 9:30 o'clock, followed by the roll call. Addresses of welcome , were made by Mrs Cyrus Coe and Rev Bur dette Brown, pastor of the Middlefiehi Methodist church. The response was by Mrs G. S. Brown. The morning session was taken up with reports and discussions, and 'a short address by . Mrs C.B. Forbes. At the session this afternoon there was an 'address by Mrs Ella Bennett on "Some ways in which we can : help make the world better." a readingy Mrs Cyrus Coe, an address . by Rey John "Alendar, pastor of the Middle field Congregational church, ' and a "Helpful Talk" by Mrs C. B. Buell of East Hampton. The treasurer's re port showed a small balance on hand. The meeting closed with reports from the delegates to the state convention. 0AKVILLE HAPPENINGS . A number from here attended the rally at Waterbury last evening. Dr O'Hara was in this village yes terday attending to duties here. ' - " , The St. Mary Magdalene society held a. meeting at the . home of Mrs Frank Broderick- last evening. , r - Mr. Place ; was collecting -the dues on the electric lights yesterday. Mrs Edward "Stoddard Is doing aa well as can be expected. m ... Mrs 'Andi'ew Peet . left here-yesterday for Xew Britain, where .-she will remain for some time to see-if -the change will benefit her health any. She will visit Bridgeport - and . other places before she returns. .., .. .... - .; .