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VOL XIII NO 275, WATERBURY CONN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1900. JONES'S ATTEMPT To Kill Himself in the Tombs To-Day. MILLIONAIRE RICE'S VALET. Humor 'Xb.it Jones Made a Confession Yesterday While Being Given the - "Third Degree"--Jones Was Kept Closely Confined To-day and Will Probably Iiecover New York, Nov 1. Charles F. Jones, secretary and valet to the lato million-p-e Wiilinm Marsh Kite, made a des perate effort this morning to commit suicide in his cell in the Tombs. He hacked the right side of his throat with a small penknife, making . a deep wound and slightly opening the jugu lar. He was discovered by one of the keepers about 4 o'clock. He had been ble ling then for half an hour or more ami ivns exteremoly weak. A ball was sam to the Bellevuo hos pital for an ambulance and Dr O'Beil ly reached the Tombs at 4:43 a. m. lie found Jones lying in his cell in a pool of blood. The man would have died had he been iif te; n minutes longer without medical care. As it was Dr O'Reilly had to administer stimulants repeatedly before his removal to Belle vue hospital. About 8 o'clock Jones had gained his strength somewhat but nobody was allowed to see him. Warden ' Hagau of the Tombs de clined 'to give out any of the details of the attempt at suicide. Jones was committed to the Tombs with Lawyer AJbert T. Patrick on Sep tember 22 on the charge of forging Mr Bice's name to several checks. District Attorney Gardiner reachfd his office at 10 o'clock. He was m ' formed by the reporters that Jones had attempted to commit suicide early this morning, but denied knowledge of the affair and would not discuss it. Colonel Gardiner was asked whether it was true that Jones had made a confession during the time the detec tives and his assistant. Mr Osborne, were giving him the "third degree" yesterday. bur he refused to talk on this subject, ?ay'mg he had nothing to give out. La.-t nig'.u. at the conclusion of Jones'.-- "tir.vd d give" cross-examination. Frederick II. House, who is coun sel for le.ith J.vmu and Albert T. Tat rick, said h did not believe Jones had hade-a emtft sslon. Mr House said: "When I visited .Toues at the Tombs -in the afternoon lie told me that As sistant District Attorney Osborne. Captain Baker and representatives of the firm of Ilornblower, Byrne, Miller & Potter visited him at 8 o'clock oh Tuesday night and stayed with him until 3 a. m. Wednesday morning. I think such a proceeding an unusual one. I asked Jones what was tue na ture of their business and he said that they wanted him to confess. 'What did you tell them?' I asked , Jones, and he replied: 'Why, I told them I could not make a confession, as I had nothing to confess.' " In regard to the examination of Jones in the district attorney's office yesterday, Mr House said: "It is an outrage for the prosecu tion to lake a man who is accused of a grave crime and who has counsel out of the Tombs and to surround him with creatures who are his enemies. I doubt whether the prosecution has the right to do so. I will see if the people of this great city want their servants to act so to promote private ends. It is a shame." Detective Captain McClusky refused to say anything about the alleged con fession made by Jones last evening. When asked if it were true that Jones had been, taken by the police from the Tombs and to the criminal court building, where a confession was ex torted from hint, he replied in the nega tive.' ' - - "The manYsnt of the hands of the . police, and in tnWiurisdiction of the district attorney. IIo"oul(l not be1 ' taken away from the 'Totalis by the ppliee." ' , v-- -.... The Evening World says that during "the administration of the "third de gree", to .Tones last night, part of the. talk was so loud that jt was audible ; to the reporters in the corridors. ' Ac cording to that paper. Assistant Dis trict. Attorney Osborne, the moment , that Jones was brought before hjm last night, demanded to know If the ' prisoner had thought over his proposi tion. - ' "I have." .Tones was heard to re spond. "Jlovl give me a guarantee in writing that I shall be granted . im munity and I wfll talk. Unless you do that I will not open my mouth." , Captain McClusky said: "I would never consent.to enter into such nn -agreement 'with' this fellow.- We have him where we want him. , No, Jit Os borne.' leave him alone." Mr Osborne did not leave Jones alone. Instead he went vigorously to work, on ; the valet. "Look here, Jones," Mr Osborne shouted, so that one could hear It in the corridor, "yon . are foolish. Why don't yon take advantage-of what .we are offering yon? You can save five, or ten. yes. fifteen . years of time 'If you talk to me." - Therj was silenca after that. It was not until after, some -' minutes - that . Jones Cwas heard to speak again. Then he talked quite earnestly and was ap- parently'in a-state of terror. .. . . " . "Well, wje know yotr had some sort of an Influence- over old man Rice," shouted McClusky. , "Yes. I did,' replied Jones. . "I ac- . knowledge that-1 did." ... Then there was silence. Finally - Jones's voice was " lieard again.-' It Rounded as though he was dictating a statement. '''-'.:.. . . If. was . more than two hours later 'when; the door. leading to Mr Osborne's office opened. I The keeper was sum? ' ntoned. -"We are' through with Jones:" said Mr Osborne,- "yon- may . -take-Mm back; to the Tombs." - The 'Evening World concludes witU the statement that when Captain Me " dusky was ' asked .If Jones had. .con- ; f eased, he replied: "I haVe nothing to v 83T, bnt you may observe" that I am ' r'3 -', , "... . Commissioner Lantry of the depart ment of corrections, :ich depart ment has charge of the Tombs prison, was notified of Jones's, attempt at sui cide by Night Keeper John Curran of the prison, who told him Jones had cut his throat with a small penknife which he gojt from Patrick, Rice's counsel. Patrick denied having given Jones the knife, and said he knew nothing about the atempted suicide. The commissioner has ordered an in vestigation to be made. After he had learned the circum stances surrounding Jones' attempt on his life, Mr House, his counsel, gave out the following statement: "This is an outrage. It's worse than mediaevalism. The district attorney goes with the detectives and Colonel Baker to my client in the d.ead of night,, midnight. They rouse the young man up and drag him before their in quisitorial body. God knows what they did there. They say lie confess ed. "They have forced my client, to at tempt suicide. If lie dies Colonel Gardiner is guilty of murder. Were the defense to do what he has done the district attorney would rush be fore the grand jury and have us in dicted for subornation of perjury. "I will see what our rights are. I will get a ruling. I want to know what right Colonel Baker had at their inquisition last night. "Every prosecuting attorney and judge in this country denounced such methods when applied to Dreyfus. What is the difference between the action of the French authorities and here. In English jurisprudence every man is presumed to be innocent u.util proven guilty. In French courts every man accused is presumed to be guilty until lie proves his innocence. Colonel Gardiner is ignoring our f undamenral law. It is revolutionary. My clients are innocent. If Jones dies it's mur der, just plain ordinary first degree murder." BOERS ARE HUSTLERS. They Take Prisoners and Loot Trains and Escape Without Injury. Cape Town. Nov 1. It transpired to day that a Boer command captured a British outpost of ninety men in the vicinity of Geneva, October 28. and afterwards held up a Cape Town mail train, looted tne carriages ami passen gers, destroyed the mails, set fire to the train and decamped on the ap proach of an armored train. Not wish ing to lie hampered, the isoers. later, released the prisoners they had cap tured. COAL TAKES A JUMP. A Raise of Fifty Cents a Ton All Over the Country. New York. Nov 1, It is announced that the price of anthracite coal has advanced SO cents a ton over the nor mal price of the July circular by the Anthracite Mining arid Carrying -company. The change covers the while country beginning to-day. WHALERS' SUCCESSFUL VOYAGE. San Francisco, Nov 1. Captain Os car J. Humphrey of the Pacific Steam Whaling Co has arrived here from Port Clarence. He reports that the whalers have been quite successful this year. The catch to October 14 was as follows: Grampus 13. Alexander William Bavlies 7. Narwhal 3. Bow- head 1. Fearless 2. Deluga IV2. Karluk 8, Jeanette 7, Belevedere 1. The fleet is now due and may lie expected any day. Three of the steamers have sailed for Herschcl Island and will spend the winter in the ice. Tliev are the Narwhal, Bowhoad and Deluga. Tlie rest are coining homo. The Delu ga arrived at Bailey Island with the schooner Sophia Sutherland in tow. SOLDIERS AGAIN" WELCOMED. Halifax. N. S., Nov ,1. The everdw transport Idaho, with several huudred members of the Canadian contingent who participated in the war in Soutl Africa, which was sighted off the liar bor at 2 o clock this morning, reached the dock here this forenoon. The Ida ho reported that all on board wer. well, and that the delay in arriving 'as caused by an accident to the pro peller, two l)lades of which had been broken. The Idaho was greeted with a .thunderous roar of cannon from the citadel, by hnndreds of steam whistles and by the cheers of the sailors in ihe rigging'of the British warsTiips in port. NEW LONDON TOLITICS. , New London. Nov 1. Another com plication was added to the democratic muddle in this city to-day by the ac tion of the democratic town committee in deposing Chairman It. P. Freeman, Jr, last night and -electing Bryan N. Mahan to fill the vacancy.- Tlie dem ocratic towii committee has called a town convention for Friday night to nominate representatives, a - duty which last night's convention failed to do. ' MERIDEN FACTORY ATTACHED. Meriden, Nov 1. The property of the Merident Malleable Iron company was attached to-day by : Deputy! Sheriff Duis for $7,000 on a writ drawn, in be half of Harry Williams, foreman in tlie factory for royalties on pntents. The shop suspended business on Octo ber 1 on account of lack of capital and since then the' owners have been mak ing an effort to- settle affairs.. Wil liams is an alderman-and . fljay-or pro tera. - - - ' :; - - ; ; - ACCUSED-OF SERIOUS CRIME. Meriden. "Nov 1. Charles L.Sloto, 55 years of age, a leading real "estate dealer here, .was arrested and bound over in the city. courrhere this .morn ing' on a serious, criminal . charge pre ferred by a yvpuian (10 years of age. The case was continued until Novem ber 13, and bonds of -2,000 were fur MERIDEN'S WATEjR .FAMINE. f Meridcni, Nov ' . Meriden is threat ened with a watei; famine;, which many believe may be wen more serious than that of last year.- One reservoir at present contains only three and one half feet of water. " In the. other the. water is also very low Every precau tion Js - being' taken to prevent the m" e waste of water. , . ' : . ' ' BELATED I! American Marines Showed Grit and "Courage. American Missionaries in China Adopt ed Resolutions They Have Just , Been Published by C. E. Ewing Conger and His Wife Also Received the Thanks of the Besieged Mission aries. Now Haven, Conn, Nov 1 The As sociated Press has received the follow ing letter: 42 Park St., New Haven, October 31. "Owing to my negligence, the reso lutions and the letters which I now send to you have never yet been pub lished. I was in1 Pekin during the siege, was ch;rk of the meeting at which the resolutions were passed .and drafted the letter to Major Conger. Very sincerely, : . "CHARLES E. EWING." At a meeting of the American mis sionaries in Pekin, held on - 'August ISth. four days after the arrival of the allied forces, the following resolution was adopted and a copy was sent to the American minister. Major E. H. Conger: "The Americans who have been be sieged in Pekin desire to express their hearty appreciation of the courage. fidelity and patriotism of the Ameri can marines, to whom we so largely owe our salvation. By their bravery in holding an almost untenable posi tion on the city walls in the face of overwhelming numbers and in co-operating in driving the Chinese from a position of great strength, they made an foreigners 111 Pekin their debtors, and have gained for themselves ah hon orable name among the heroes of their country." . At the same meeting' the following resolution "was adopted and a cony was sent ro Mr Claude MacDonald: The missionaries who have been in rue isrnisn legation during the siege desire to express their appreciation of the uniform courtesy and kindness that have been shown them by Sir C'aude and Lady MacDonald. and all others connected with the location and we would recognize with grnti time the heroism of the British mnr- ines and those of other nationalise: together with the civilian volunteers who against such fearful odds risked and in many cases laid down thei lives in defense of the many who were committed to their care. On (or about) August 20th. a. letter signed by the American missionaries in Pekin was sent to Major Conger. Mt fn-Mtii- 4'Tt "'sen t 'Over. - gift that was much appreciated, and with it had come a note from the minister. This loUer was written before his pub lished letter in appreciation - of the work of the missionaries and native Christians had been received. The let ter of the missionaries to Maior Con ger. not heretofore published, is as follows, and to it "were appended the signatures of the various missionaries then" in Pekin: "Hon E. H. Conger, Our Respected and Beloved Minister: "Your very kind note of yesterday reminds us anew of the appreciation that you have manifested and the in terest. you have shown in all the work of American missionaries. Nor can we fail to recall the constant kindness and attentive care that yon have al ways accorded to us personally. We assure you. it shall never lie forgot ten. And wc shall remember also the sincere interest that you have taken in the -welfare and preservation of Chinese Christians, at a time when but for the noble stand you took per liape even the fomnant would have perished. riease accept for Mrs Conger and yourself our thanks for your personal interest in all that has concerned us. at a time when the strain on your selves was peculiarly severe. BOY SHOT ACCIDENTALLY. Is Now at the Hartford Hospital With Broken Hip Bone. , Hartford, Nov 1. Harlow Broad well of Forestville, a school boy; 13 years old, went hunting with another by yesterday morning. They both car ried shot guns. About 1 o'clock in tlie afternoon, while Harlow's "churn was playing with his gnu six feet away, the gun went off and a round of buckshot entered Harlow's right hip just below the joint, i The shot went entirely through the leg, shattering the. bone about five inches below tlie neck of tlie joint. The boy whu'catised the accident notified som people near by and they summoned Dr Brennan of Bristol. The doctor saw that it would be best, to take the boy to the hospital and he brought him here on a third-rail car. The, boy. lost a good deal of blood before tlie doctor saw him and it looked as if he was-in "a serious condition. Last evening : Dr S'lcKiiiglit. Dr Dicker'man and Dr Towne of the hospital staff performed an operation upon the boy. ,- They re set the hip-joint but- had to shorten the limb and also scrape a good deal 'of powder from the flesh bone. ", Young Broadwell will have a stiff hip,' which will lame him for life.- At a late hour last evening his condition was fairly comfortable. . '.-.'; QUEEN. APPROVES. - , J ; - London, Nov 1. Queen Victoria has approved the appointments of Lord Salisbury as premier and lord of the privy seal. Marquis of Lansdowne, secretary of state for foreign, affairs, William' St John Broderick as secretary of state for war. Earl of Shelbourne as first lord of the admiralty and C, T. Ritchie as secretary " of state for home, affairs. " . m.'. ,,; i' "'I GENERAL- M'CLUItE DEAD. .V Louisville, Ky, Nov 1. General Ian iel McClure, TJ. S. A., is dead. 4 lie was i a West Point graduate but re signed " from the .army and took a prominent part In politics to Indiana Jjefore the Civil war. . - HALIFAX CELEBRATING. The. Return, . of the Good Ship , Idaho 1 ' From the . War. Halifax' N. S., Nov 1. The news of the arrival of the big steamer was soon heralded all over tlie city and at day-liirlif- -linlf. the population appeared to be on wharves auct buildings along the water front. A number of steamers crowded with people, many of- them relatives of the men on board the transport, went out to meet her off quarantine. They found every one on board in excellent spirits. Tlie transport anchored at quarantine,, sev eral miles helow. the city, ana at 11 o'clock proceeded to the. dock yard, 'where .the '.troops disembarked in the presence or a vast assemblage whicli cheered almost constantly ami m.de other vociferous .demonstrations. On the way to tlie yard the Idaho was given a lively reception by the war ships lying at anchor. All vessels in the harbor were dressed in bunting and all the steam vessels in tlie vicini ty of Halifax were busy during her approach. . Large delegations came to Halifax from Toronto. Montreal. Quebec, St John and numerous other - .places throughout Canada. This city had been decorated as never before and a gen- erral illumination to-night lias been ar ranged on a grand scale. Tlie city of Halifax alone spent more than .$10,000 in decorations, etc. For two days the city has almost been buried in red, white and blue bunting, with.. words of greeting to the returned Canadians. During the landing of the troops the bells throughout the city wore rung. A line of 11111 rch was formed as apidly as 'possible by the local mili tia, tlie C.2d battalion and i.'hl battal ion of infantry, the First Canadian artillery, tlie Royal Canadian regiment stationed here, the Royal artillery and Royal Engineers and a squad of sail ors and mai'tues from the warships. All the regimental bands and one from the flagship Crescent were distributed throughout the line. '1 lie men lrom tlie Idaho -were escorted through the principal streets, under seven immense triumphal arches, to the common, where a service of thanksgiving was held, the . clergy of the various de nominations participating. The Hali fax troops formed three sides of a square with the ' returned soldiers oc cuppying tlie center. During the march to the common fully ;iO.(0 peo ple lined the route and cheered con tinuously. After tlie religious services Govern or Jones and oilier officials delivered addresses of welcome. Following tlie exercises on the common, the soldiers were escorted to tlie armory, where they were banqtletted by tlie ladies of Halifax. It lias been arranged to con tinue the celebration until a late hour to-night. The officers of the transport report that in latitude 32.4S north, and longi tude 4.".40 west, she lost two blades from her propeller. The vessel was de layed about two days and temporary repairs were made, enabling the ves sel to make fair progress during the remainder of tlie voynge. Tlie Idaho called at St Helena, long enough to permit of the soldiers going ashore. Some of the boys saw tlie captured Beer General Cronje. but tlie old veteran declined to express himself on the outcome of the war. JACKSONVILLE SHOCKED. Several Large Buildings, in the City Were Shaken. Jacksonville, Nov 1. Eight distinct earthquake shocks were felt in Jack sonville yesterday. Tlie first shock was at 11:10 a. m. and shook some of tlie large buildings of the city. Hundreds of people be lieved that heavy ordnance was being fired in or near the city. At 12:2 o'clock another shock equally severe was felt, and other .shocks continued at fifteen minute intervals until 12:30 o'clock. At l:04 o clock in tlie afternoon a seventh and more severe shock was felt, followed four minutes later by a report and shock the sevurest. of the day. The last disturbance made the windowpanes rattle in several sections of the city. Tlie local weather bureau officials re alized the nature of the shocks at tlie first nud kept the time. Director Mitchell of this department could not say officially, as lie had no instruments to determine the matter, but stated it as his opinion1 that tlie vibration passed from south to north. There was no disturbance in the water noticeable, and the shocks were not severe enough to cause any damage. HIGHWAYMAN ARRESTED. Harttom, rvov. 1. Patrick Kelly was captured by the. police this morning on Front street and promptly locked up. Kelly was arrested on a charge alleg ing highway robbery, being accused by Martin Delaney, a street depart ment laborer, of having knocked him down on the railroad tracks near vva ter street, last night, and taking his gold watch and $4 in money. WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Nov l.i For Connecti on -Rain to-night and Friday. Warm er in the interior t-niglit; fresh to brisk Touth winds. Weather notes: Tlie lew 'pressure area c-erftral near Kansas City yes terday morning has noved to the terday , niorniugf has moved to tlie Lake reftiou ' and is now central over Lake Michigan.." Cloudv weather with light, loc?al rain prevails in the Lake reeriou aud New Englantl. This storm will probably pass out the St Law rence vallev. to-night to-night and this vitinity will be on the southern edge of the. storm this afternoon and to nitflit and clearing weather will fol low Friday. , , ' Barom. Tern. W. Wn. Bismarck; . ,, RoRton . . Buffalo ; . . CincinnatJ '. : Chicago . . . , Denver , ... Helena. ; V. . , .30.00 30 . .30.40 .r.2 . .30.01! ns . .20.08 00 . .20.80 ..48 . .30.20 34 ..30.12 30 ..30.10 70 NW Clear S Cloudy S Clear SW Rain'g SW Cloudy E Clear . SW Clear N Clear SW Clear SE PtCldy N Cloudv NE Xloudy NE Cloudy SB Clear W Clear NW Cloudy ' NE Cloudy Jacksonville . Kansas City Nantucket . . Newi Haven . ..30.ia 40 30.40 T.2 . .'30.3.8 47 . .30.02 OS ..30.30 5rt .New Orleans New York . Pittsburg ... 30.10- .00 St Bonis . . St Paul .. . Washington X 30.10. 4f5 . : 20.00 40 t. 30.30 54 fiPPROPRIATlONS W 19 Will Noc-d to Be a Great Deal Larger Than Formerly. Much City Work Under Way and a ' Large Amount Must Be Attended to Some of the Needed Improve ments That -Are Now" Attracting At tention. Some people will bo a little surprised at tlie size of the appropriations asked for by the different municipal boards, but any one who waists to acquaint himself with the conditions that con front the city needs but look over the vast amount of work that will have to lie attended to next year whether we like it or not. and he will soon be convinced that the estimates in most cases are very conservative and will fall far short of meeting the demands for public improvements that have been asked for in the various districts of the city. We want more school buildings, tlie need of providing against a waiter famine must, lie apparent to everybody, it is Important that a cer tain amount of permanent street pav ing he done each year, the care of about seventy-five inires of streets in volves quite a considerable outlay: the constant! v Increasing demard for sew ers and tlie extension of water mains, together with the care and mainte nance of those departments should not be lost 'sight of with people who talk oconomv: the surface hardened streets. West Main street. East Main street. Church street. Leavenworth street. Ca nal street. Union street and other places, will have to be re-covered next year, unless the city wants to allow them to get burrowed mi so that thev will be in worse shape than dirt, streets. Then there is the storm water drain ago question, which J.-s Just about- as pressing as anything else, and is liable to involve the city in endless litigation if steps are not t;fket ro guard against a recurrence cf the damage that oc curred some time ago along tlie line of Little and Great brooks and in tlie Brooklyn district. These are but a few of the things the city is face to fae-e with to-day. and ;T anyone knows how they can lie met without, increas ing tlie size of tlie people's rate bills, row is tlie time for him to sneak. Tlie items- of expense mentioned herein do net include the shout from ail direc tions for proper polh-v protection and tlie urgent requests that are being made in many quarters for fire alarm boxes and additions to the working forces of that, department by the com plete wiping out of volunteer service and tlie Introduction of a full -paid service with the various eynenses in cident to such a change". When these and other tilings that might be called attention to are taken into account, it will bo seen that, after all. tlie people who are paying rent are just about as well off. and probably better, than those to whom the city looks to foot the bills that will have to be met from time to time in order that Wa terbury may be enabled to keep un witli tlie procession. Many lliink would be wiser to meet some of these expenses by bonding the city, rather tiian to try to pursue the policy of pav as you go and in this way compel those who will walk our paved streets after we shall have been gathered to our fathers share a portion of the cost. Boyle Roe-he lias been dubbed as a blunderer because he wanted to know why the people of his day and time should tax themselves bevond their ca nacitv when thov could lighten tlie load bv leaving some of it to' posterity. but while the world mnv lausrh nt the remark there is something in it aJl tlie same and it might not be a bad plan for AVaterbury to consider it seriously and see if it would pay to try. !HILLH0USE ENTERS PROTEST. Elm City Fellows Want to Get Sat tirday's Game Badly. That the Hillhouse High school will resort to all means to win the game with the Waterbury High school on Saturday afternoon was manifested til is morning, when Delegate Jesse De- vine, of this city, received notice from J. Steele, of New Britain, secretary of the . Connecticut Interscholastic league, that. President Seymour, of the Hillhouse High school, had protested tlie playing of Burns and Corr on the Waterbury eleven. When Manager Murray, of tlie local eleven, was seen bv a Democrat reporter, he stated that there was ho Burns or Ccrr on his elev en. There is a Burns, a substitute. but his standing as a regular student is unquestionable. Corr has .graduat ed from the school and no attempt, has been made to plav him this year. There are two Byrnes. E. and M.. on the elev en. , but tlfey' are students of good standing, aecflftmisr to eacn and every rule . Some ofVt.be local boys think it is onl'' an acknowledgment ot Jrini bouse that they fear a defeat next Saturday bv the 'local eleven. Othe; think it is a game of bluff, to make the local boys thiak they are afraid. At any rate, the eleven In a. strictly High school one in every sense. Yesterday the bovs '.Indulged- in the hardest prac tice of the year. - A coterie of coaches were on hand Including Beckwith. Dur-ntit,- n, and-Fi Bhuby, Batters, Kenne dy. Dr Mcnagan and ex'-Cnntain Gaff ney. , The gan next Saturday will be the s-ame of the season and a large crowd should be present to encourage the local boys.- Euthusiasm will go rfireonnt as a' larce number of rooters will nccomiyiny tho HUlhouse eleven te this city. President Sevmour having telephoned to" this city , this morning for tickets.; ' : . ; '.:"' ' UND'ERHILL COMING. -' On Friday, November 0. Charles B. TTmlPrhill.'the greet impersonator. Vfill Impersonate the ''Two Rivals" at the High school assembly hall, .under the auspices ' of tkcv' Waterbury - High school., Mr Underbill has appeared at the High school several times, before, in "Rin Van Winkle." "Merchant , of Venice'' and other nieces, and he has madtf a very favorable Impression with bis audiences. , - KILLED ON THE RAIL. Waterbjjry Stenographer Mangled at Tivoli, in York State. Kingston, N, , Y., " Nov 1. The man gled body of a well dressed man was found, on the" railroad tracks at Tivoli this morning. From papers ","tn his pocket it was learned that he was Wil lard E. Booth of Waterbury, 'Conn. He was a printer formerly employed by the Albany Journal and was on his way home. The only man of that name in the Waterbury directory worked recently at tlie Charles E. Wright Machine Co's on Canal street, and left, for Albany about six weeks ago. lie was a stenographer, not a printer. His par ents live on Highland avenue, but whether he is Vile person referred to in the&3patch ct not no one seems to know. CITY NEWS. Bicycles stored for" tlie winter for j6 cents at Younian's, 2.M South Main street and 31:) West . Main street. (Jo to-.the rally in the auditorium to night and hear the political situation discussed oy men who have given the subject a life "study and 'who will have something to say that will interest all who have tlie "welfare of the country at heart. The Waterbury .Military band will lvn.ler several selections at the repub lican rally in City hail this evening. It is expected that, the place will be crowded aud those who do not car? to rr.n the risk of being disappointed '.n securing a good seat should make it a point to be on hand early. The ladies should remember that a political speech is by no means as dry as some people imagine, and that in most instances, especially when such men as .George Fred Williams appears before the footlights, such meetings are not only instructive but highly en- tett.iiniug. The town committee hope 4 to see a fair sprinkling of the fair sex at. the rally in the auditorium to night. Robert McKim, aged 48 years, dieel yesterday in I.itchtield, where he was stopping for the beneht.ot his health. The remains wore brought to his home. 05 Phoenix avenue, this city, by Under taker Mulville. Besides his widow. he leaves two children, Sadie and James McKim. The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at &:.. o'clock, with a mass of requiem at the Immaculate Conception church and interment in the new t .losepn ceme tery. One of the leading lights of the Wa terbury bar. Town Attorney Terrence F. Carmodv. will preside at the rally in the auditorium tins evening, ami while it is not known whether he will make any extended remarks or not, still inasmuch as it is his-Hrst appear ance in that role at a public meeting, all will be curious to know what he will say. so that tlie selection- of Mr Carinody was a happy one and proves that the town committee is up to the times. The fair of tlie St Joseph's society, which is now being heid in City hall continues to attract large crowds and patrons are much pleased with the program presented each evening. The glass blowers are the principal attrac tion, but they are by no means tlie only feature of tlie fair from which people can extract lots of amusement, and in consequence young and old from all sections of the city appear to be anxious to spare an hour or so do ing a little sightseeing at tlie enter tainment of this popular organization which seems to have a happy kuack of doing tilings in a way that pleases everybody. What is imperialism? In a rough way it mans the power or character of an emperor and it' is now up to the people of tlie United States to decide whether they desire to continue citi zens of a free republic or become im perialists and bow to the mandates of an autocrat rather than live under laws made aud enforced by officials appointed by the people. Go to the auditorium to-night aud learn whither we are drifting. Wage earners who have not had much chance to add to their bank ac count under tlie MeKinley-Hanna regime -should hear the speakers at the republican rally to-night. Ou No vember 0 tlie masses will- have an op portunity to improve their condition for the next four years and it is their bounded duty to learn all they possi bly can about national affairs between now and that time and vote with tlie assurance that they, are not going it blindly, so to speak, as must be saitl of any laborer who thinks of continu ing the present party in power. - If you are on the fence go and hear tlie democratic speakers in the auditorium to-night. Halloween night passed off more joy ously and was celebrated more ex tensively an ever before. The small youngsters with their innocent pranks were in their glory aud consequently many -a gate and many a part of a fence is in a strange place . to-day. Doors also received their share, of cao bage stalks while windows were not exempt from the tick-tack. But. these" were the diversions of tlie youngsters, but the older folks enjoyed theniselves in aa happy though more sedate man ner: Social festivities were more num erous than ever, before. No matter where one went he beard the sweet,' entrancing music or songs, part of tlie' evening's entertainments. - At the' Friendly league ball' the day was ap propriately celabrated. - The . hall, which was handsomely decorated for the occasion, was tilled with members and their friends: . In a gypsy cnuip upon the stage two fortune tellers held forth and they Jvcre rather busy all the evening. Vegetables of pll sorts were conspicuous by .- their presence. At the home of Mr and 'Mrs John Black, the Misses Hayes' of Curran's, gave a splendid reception So likewise at-the homes of the Misses Julia I!. go of North Willow sttreet and A. Buck ley of Grove street merry parties en joyed a .pleasant time. : ' TIM;.' Burns club fittingly celebrated the. occasion in their rooms as well as a party of Watcli shop people, did in Pytlrian hall, Waterville. Many other, social gatherings' were .held but they are tjro numerous to mention. It watt indeed, a great Halloween and those who par ticipated in tlie evening's . festivities will not forget It for a long time. ' RANT'S SOAR Caused By Boys Playing Halloween Tricks. All HARRY WAS NOT SHOT AT. Tlie Broken window Caused by a Siting Shot, Probably The Senator ial Candidate Laughs at the Idea of Anybody Attempting . to Kill Him Some People Say -, Harry's Bcozu Was Dying Out and This Method Was Taken to Give It New Life. The alleged attempt, to iiss-iscinnfo Pi-csccutuig Attorney Harold It. Dur aiit, republican nominee for state sena tor, was the talk of the town to-day and the concensus of opinion , on tt-,e -. subject, so far as a representative "of ! this paper could learn, was .'that tlie question would never be answered in .i satisractory way, but was doomed to become as much of a conundrum as tlie familiar chestnut: "Who struck "dly Patterson ?" -- . Mr Duraut and a friend MV ri,i.io- tie were in Naugatuck last night and returued homo about midnight, satis fed that they had done considerable Mmiiary work for one night. , Mr Dm-ant resides at 58 Holmes avenue- iWVP hi!"s"If ai!1 Mr Christie leached the house n, iw ('own near the window and commenced i niieing his shoes, preparatory to re tiring for the night, while his com panion went down cellar to see how tne furnace was working. Mr Durant' 7hZm tl,, a0 f ofC one of his. 'f,,11 " window got a bang f i the time being, hut upon' second though lie recollected that it was Hal owe on and just the hour, too, that the spooks have to get off the earth for another year, so he did not. take A, V- 0"' cf t,,p thin mtll Mr (hiistio. who was i the, cellar, .ami Mi Cowan, who was in the land of ,hV11V" of ti,e ms np-stairs. eame troopmg around and wanted to know what had happened. An inves tigation followed, when it was noticed that ihe window had been struck fronr .m.,,. u- an;! n. small hole cut - "i ucicn ine Plate i.-ls ilint l.r.L-rt,1 all tl,P world as though it had been made by a bullet, hut which Mr bur ant, who was a boy once upon a time. shot in the Jiands of some mischievous urchin who had missed his aim and lost no trie in gettiinr out r, when he saw what he had done. The .yard and the immediate vicinity of the house were searched thoroughly. Mmt no trace of anyone could be -found 'De tective Cnhov looked over the ground hut he could make nothing cut of it beyond the fact, that the 'small hole was in tlio window, bnt how it cain to lie there oven the detective couldn't tc-J!. - Referring to the mattnr tn-rtur .t Durant said to a Democrat reporter that he had no idea that anvone meant lo no him hodiiy harm. "In fnct"-lw said, "I don't think there was any shooting at ail. I heard' the ' report, but whether it was a shot or a bang of n stone I couldn't tell, but I have "o hesitation whatever in stating that i i.eueve it was the work of bovs who were onting nn and hit the window by mistake. The idea of anvone trv- ing to kill me! Such a thing is pre posterous, if anyone wanted to shoot me he could have done so without any trouble, for I was close enough to the window for a man to hit me. no matter how poor a marksman might have trieil it. I wish you would say in the Dem ocrat that I regard the incident as' purely an accident and that, in my judgment, the racket was caused by youngsters who did not mean to dam age the window, much less to injure me or anybody else" This is Mr Durani's version of the affair, but others are uncharitable enough to put a different construction upon it and make no bones of, the statement that the "shooting"-; was nothing more than the result of a little scheme on tlie part of Harry himself in the hope of winning the votes of all good citizens on election day. Of course, people will take this for what they consider it worth, but in any case the thing was rather unfortunate for Mr Duraut. for. as everybody knows., the public are very ant to put the worst construction possible upon it. '. But. what matter about that. We want to tell the people of Waterbury. those who intend to vote tor -vtr uuinm well as those who do not. not for getting the peonle who have no votes at all. that Mr Dumnt was not, killed, as reported, and that he was about town to-day looking ns bright and cheerful as ever. LEPER SETTLEMENT MAIL. Methods Adopted to Disinfect All Let ters from -Molokoi.-' V , ; "' Washington. Nov 1. Marine Hos pital Surgeon Carmichael, at Honolulu. Hawaii, in a report to Surgeon-General Wyman on the disinfection . of mails from the leper settlement on the island of Molokoi, says a reasonably safe plan has been adopted to avoid the delay incident to sending the mail to the quarantine station. All mail from -the leper settlement will be disinfected . with sulphur dioxide at the settle ment and then transferred directly to the steamer" anil received aboard m clean and disinfected sacks furnished by the postofiiee authorities. " At Hon olulu tlie mail will be taken' in these sacks directly to a room in the post office used fcr disinfecting purposes and - disinfected with formaldhyde .without removal from the' sacks In uicii recci-veu ua itie siraujer at iue leper settlement. All letters are per-, f orated or the corners clipped at the settlement before disinfection. No case of leprosy, the. surgeon reports, has yet been discovered among the postolHce employes, although non-dis-infec.ed mail from the leper .settle ment has been handled by them for many years o ' -" '