VOL XII JSO 274.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
f O 1 V h
Charles Anderson Dies on a
His Flag of Distress Was Passed Un
noticed By Several Vessels Hunt
ers Find the Skeleton of the Man and
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
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
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
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
"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
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,
CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY.,
Annual Meeting and Reports in Hart
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
The total amount of cash received
by tlse assistant treasurer and paid
over to treasurer during year was
. 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
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
Xew York, Oct-31. A London dis
patch to the Journal and Advertiser
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
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
Queenstown. Oct 31. Arrived:
Steamer Majestic from New York.
Washington,- C t 31. For Connecti
cut: Threatening weather to-night
and' Thursijdy, . and probably rain;
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.
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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
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
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
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
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. - : .
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 .
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
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.
. 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. .., .. .... - .; .
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