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WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2,1900.., Second Assistant Post Master Publishes Report. IS AN INTERESTING? DOCUMENT W. S. Shallenbarger Gives a Lot of Interesting Figures Also Discusses the Postal Service in Porto Rico and Havana. Washington, Nov 2. The annual re port of '. S. ShaHenbarger, second assistant postmaster general, was made public to-day. It shows, that on June 30 last, the annual rate of ex penditure for inland mail service was $55,14i;.(Mj(. for foreign service S2.014, f.3S; total expenditures $57,lt!i,.VJt. There were 22,tv4 star routes, with a total mileage of 20!).X"8, involving an annual rate of expenditure of 35.133. 3.78: 1,043 special office routes, 3S2 steamboat routes, 2.0CS railroad routes (annual expense $33,424,782;.) 228 rail way post office car routes (annual ex pense $4,3li'J,0H;) S.lit5 railway post office clerks (annual expenditure ifS, 1)40,424;) 7,190 mail messenger routes, 1:20 wagon routes (in cities); 287 elec tric and cable car routes: live pneu matic tube routes (annual exponilituro $222,200). .Necessary and special fa cilities on trunk lines of railroads in volved an annual rate of expenditure of $11)5,723 and mail equipments cost 325,744. The routes of all kinds in the domestic mail service cover over half a million miles in length and the miles traveled over them per annum was 450,205.773. An average of almost nine trips a week on each route was maintained throughout the country. Mr Shallenborgor refers to the steps taken looking to stopping speculative bidding for mail contracts and announces that the new policy of awarding all new contracts only to persons living on or contiguous to the routes involved has worked satis factorily. Latter mail for the interior of Alaska was carried last winter by a service that was reasonably well performed. For the coming winter the arrangements double the frequency of dispatches for points supplied by vari ous overland routes. Mails will be carried by reindeer this winter from Eaton to Kotzebue. a point north' of the Arctic circle. Plans for various overland routes are announced and the necessity emphasized of co-operation with the war department in open ing an nil-American military and post road from Valdcz to the upper Youkon. The service in Porto Rico, Hawaii and the temporary military" postal ser vice in China are touched on briefly. The special and general weighing of the mail throughout the United States, whose results were announced last February, showed the railroads car ried f0 per cent of the total mail mat ter. The pneumatic tube service in vestigation, it is stated, has developed valuable information and the report will be submitted to Congress soon after it convenes, rending that es timates for continuance and exten sions of existing service are withheld. The electric cars have been found most advantageous means of providing expeditious mail transportation, es pecially for suburban towns and in many cities saves the establishment of wagon service. T .. . ! . .. ; 1 -1 , , , iu nitr railway man service mailer, toll illegibly or improperly addressed to permit delivery amounted to 14, 017.284 pieces, an increase of over 11,- No estimate is submitted at this time for pneumatic tube service or for special facilities on trunk lines. The total estimate for all mail trans portation for the fiscal rear ending June 30, 10f2. is $01,430,249, being $2. 35S.010 or 3.04 per cent more than the current appropriation. The estimates in detail are: Star service, including special offices, $5,580,000: steamboat service. $580,000; railroad transportation. $34,700,000; railway postoffice cars. $4,810,000; rail way postoffice clerks. $10,378,740: mail messenger service. $1,038,000: electric and cable car service. $500,000: wagon service in cities, $800,000; mail equip ment's. $320,500; miscellaneous items, $1,000. Total inland service. $5R,72fi. 240: foreign mail transportation. S2. 540.000: balances due foreign countries, 5155,000. SCREEN DOOR TRUST SMASHED. Outside Competition Too Strong Some of the Firms Affected. Detroit. Mich. Nov 2. The Conti nental company,- limited, the screen door and- window screen trust, formed nbout a year ago in Detroit, went to pieces yesterday at the close of a se cret' conference of the directors from other cities, which has been in progress In this 'city since last Monday. The combination included 95 per cent of the factories In the business in the United States.'., The smash came from competition on the part of new inde pendent firms which have started up since the amalgamation a year. ago. The principal firms in the combine were the Wabash Screen Door com pany Rhinelander, Wis: A. J. Phillips company,' Fenton, Mich the Cortland Pood and Window 'Screen company. Cortland, N; Y.: the McLaren and Sprague company of Adrian, Mien; tlio Porter Screen Manufacturing com pany Burlington, Vt; and the Owosso Manufacturing company. Owosso, Mich.- v. , The Continental company aid a busi ness dnrln the first year of $1,500,000 in the United States and Canada, - "ANOTHER TIN TRUST. .. New York, Nov -2. The Journal of Commerce says: It is learned on ap parently good authority that a deal for a consolidation of the leading tin can manufacturers of the country will be .carried through in the near future. The options has various plants. which have 1een carried only for a considera ble tiTmV have, it is stated, been ex tended to January 1. 1001, nnd it Is thie pinion- of somo apparently Tvell ln- formed'' that 'the: deal will be com pleted before that date.' This consoli dation said to be engineered by ex Jndge W." H. Moore, who orgauied the National Steel, American Tin "Plate. American Sheet .Steel - and American fail IIocj companlej. .i : ALV0RD DISCHARGED. But He Was Immediately Arrested on Leaving Court Room. New York, Nov 2. Magistrate Flam nier discharged Cornelius J. Alvord, the defaulting note teller of the First National bank, from custody to-day. The magistrate said ho was positive that he had no jurisdiction in the case. Alvord was allowed to leave the court room, but as soon as he readied the corridor he was again placed under arrest by a United States mnrshall and taken before United States Commis sioner Shields. He was held for trial next Wednesday under bonds of $150, 000. YARN MILLS FAILURE. Over Two Million Dollars Liabilities Under McKinley's Administration. Philadelphia, Nov 2. Judge McPher son in the United States district court, upon the request of creditors of Wil liam Browne & Sons and the Phoenix Mills company, has appointed as re ceivers for the lirms. Thomas Walsten holme and Frank II. Keene. Further argument will be heard as to the ap pointment of a third receiver. The two concerns, which are practically the same, are manufacturers of wor sted varus and their combined lia bilities are placed at $2,140,000. De pression in business and the borrow ing of $1,000,000 of wool pledged with them is said to have caused their fail ure. The petition for the appointment of receivers is signed by the Ninth Na tional bank of Philadelphia, the Cecil National bank of Port Deposit, Md, and the National bank of Elkton. Md. There are also a number of New Eng land creditors. CHAIRMAN JONES' CLAIMS. Says the Election is Already Won For Bryan Calls For Carriages. Chicago, Nov 2. Chairman James K. Jones of the democratic national committee yesterday issued the fol lowing address: "To all who favor the republic and oppose thu empire: "The election is already won. We now have only to maintain our pres ent position. I urge that every man interested in preserving the principles of : eminent which have come down to us from the fathers shall conse crate the entire day on Tuesday next to the great cause. Let each go to the polls early, cither singly or as mem bers of a club, vote promptly, and then give the remainder of the day to what ever may be necessary to be done. "Let those who can do so place teams and vehicles at the disposal of the committees to bring the old and infirm to the polls. See that every one is reminded of the day and urged to vote. "Let those whose duty it is to watch the polling and counting do so for every instant of time from the begin ning to the end from the opening of the ballot box in the morning until the returns are signed and scaled at night and all will be well. (Signed. JAMES K. JONES. "Chairman Democratic Nat. Com." MACCABEES LOSE MONEY. Pennsylvania Lodge Robbed By the Record Keeper. Shamokin. Ta. Nov 2. O. J. Reed, an ex-councilman, who was recently convicted of conspiracy in connection with borough paving contracts and ad mitted to bail pending a decision of the superior court for a new trial, dis appeared three days ago. Last night it was discovered that the local lodge of Maccabees of which he was record keeper, had been imposed upon through the forging of death oertiti cates of Benjamin Davis and Thomas Shoener to the extent of $8,000. Davis, who was in Michigan, noticing he was listed as dead in the official news paper of the order informed his rela tives here that he was alive. Tins started an inquiry, followed by the ap pearance of (i. J. Siegle, of Port Hu ron. Mich, who Is a high official of the order. After a close investigation the conditions were disclosed. VALET JONES BETTER. New York. Nov 2. Charles F. Jones, the secretary -valet of the late William II. Rice, who attempted to commit sui cide in the Tombs yesterday, passed a quiet night in the prison ward at Bellevue hospital. This morning he was visited by Dr Christian, who has him in charge, and was placed on a milk diet. Dr Christian said that Jones was very much improved and that his voice was much stronger. CONSERVATIVE BEATS LIBERAL. Winnipeg. Man, Nov 2. In the local bye-election in Center AVinnipeg T. W. Taylor (conservative), has been elected by a majority of 104 over Robert Muir, The victory is cf importance to the conservatives on account of the do minion elections next Wednesday. Cen ter Winnipeg has been a liberal strong hold for twenty years and accordingly there is intense joy among the conserv atives over the result. NEGRO HARRIS SENTENCED. , New York, Nov. 2. Arthur Harris, the negro. Who stabbed Policeman Robert J. Thorpe to death on August 12th, and who was convicted of mur der . In the second degree, ' was sen tenced to-day to life - imprisonment. The murder of Thorpe caused serious race riots in this city.-' FOOT BALL PLAYER PARALYZED Berkeley, Cal, Nov. 2. Lee Calhoun Duff, substitute on the freshmen elev en of the University fit California, is paralyzed from the shoulders down from nn injury received in foot' ball practice last week. The stroke came on pradually and to-day Duff became helpless. " ': ' . COLLIERIES . WORKING. Hazleton. Penn. Nov 2 Every -colliery In the Ilnzleton region is in oper ation to-day. Crawford and-Dugan's stripping, where about' : fifty ' men stopped .work yesterday' because a de mand for a 10 per cent Increase "Was refused, is still idle. --' ' : - -' ' .- ELECTED A PRESIDENT. i New York, Nov S.-T'lie directors of the Southern Pacific taiiroad company met here to-day and elected Charles Hayes president of the company. i,'o other business was transacted. ei irafti. srai Died Suddenly at His Residence in New York. lie Was Known as New York's Re form Mayor and Took an Active Part in Politics The News of His Sickness Had Been Kept Quiet. New York, Nov 2. William L. Strong, the last mayor of the old city of New Vork. before the creation of the "Greater New York," died sudden ly shortly after midnight at his resi dence, 12 West Fifty-seventh street. The illness of Mr Strong had been kept from his political friends. It was known -among his business associ ates in the wholesale dry goods dis trict, but none suspected that bis con dition was alarming. Mr Strong had not been at his place of business for several days. Mr Strong took an active part in the present campaign and it is stated that his political labors, combined with his attempts to retain supervision of his pivate affairs, resulted in undermin ing hifi health. William L. Strong was born in Ohio in 1827 and came to New York when a young man. He found employment with different firms until January 1, 1870, when he started in business for himself in the firm of William L. Strong & Co. The firm soon grew to b ruie of the prominent business houses in the city. He also interested himself in-banking matters nnd became presi dent of the Central National bank. Mr Strong took an active interest in politics and was one of the leaders of the "Reform" movement in this city in 1804 and was elected mayor on the republican-citizen's union ticket in that year.' At the time of his death Mr Strong was a director of the Central National bank and Ihe Merchants association, vice-president and treasurer of the New Vork Seeuritv anil Trust oom nany and trustee of the New York Life Insurance company. II was a member of a number of clubs, among them being the Metropolitan. Union League. Republican, Tnrf and Field. Wool. New York Athletic. Colonial Ohio so ciety. New England society. American Fine Arts society. American Museum of Natural History. Metropolitan Mu seum association. American Geograph ical society and others. JURY COULD NOT AGREE. No Verdict Against Brown and Cape Well and Jury Discharged. nartford, Nov 2. The suit of Brown Brothers against George J. Capeweil and others, which occupied the attention of Judge Townsenil and a jury in the circuit court of the United States for fourteen days, will require another trial before the Issues involved are judicially determined. The jury spent an hour on Wednes day in considering a verdict in the case and took'it up again when court convened at 0 o'clock yesterday morn ing. The jury labored until 12 o'clock, when it came into court. The fore man told Judge Townsend that the jury was unable to agree and the judge sent it out for further consideration of the case. At 2 o'clock it came in again with the same report and the foreman said that from the discussion that had taken place in t lie jury room he was satisfied that the jury could not ar rive at a verdict. Judge Townsend then excused the jury from a further consideration of the case and excused it for the term. After the jury was discharged one member remarked that about thirty ballots had been taken lie said that the 'jury was unable to agree on the question of whether there was a warranty when the defendants sold the machines to the plaintiffs. On this question seven jurors voted that the defendants had warranted the machines and live jur ors contended that they had not. After several attempts had been made to arrive at an agreement on this ques tion, the jurors left it to consider whether there should be a verdict for the plaintiffs or defendants. The vote stood 0 to 8. Alber. Brown, one of the plaintiffs, told the 'reporter that he would have another trial of the case and the law yers for him said that they would try the case again. PRESIDENT CHANGES PLANS. He Now Has Decided to Hear Elec tion Returns in Canton. Canton. Nov 2. President McKinley has decided to remain in Canton to receive the news of the election on next Tuesday night. In previous elec tions it has been his plan to leave for Washington either immediately after voting or else in the evening. He will not leave here until on Wednes day noon. Arrangements are being made to furnish the president and his friends prompt and complete reports. Besides telegraph and press wires a telephone service will be provided fur nishing direct communication between the president's home, the hoiue of Governor Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, the executive mansion at Washington, the republican .headquarters in Chicago and in New York. . . - BARROW REFUSED TO ESCAPE. Newburg, Nov 2. The Matteawan state hospital authorities are commend ing George Beauregard - Barrow, the man who kidnapped baby Marion Clark, for his action in refusing to join the gang of revolters who recent-1 ly made a bold and successful dash for freedom. On that night Johnson, who was first to make the break, called to Barrow, who Is a big fellow, to join the crowd. Barrow was about the only man of the eighty confined in ward 2, south, who refused to make the break'. Afterward he said: "t think they "were all fools to nt toinpt to get put. -for they knew, they would Boon be caught." - " -Barrow -makes n model ' patient In the' Mntteawan asylum. Since going there he. has not shown any sign of de mentia. '': When lie was 'transferred from Sing Sing his hallucination was that a big rat' was-jn his throat knaw Injr 'away at 'ids insides. He-seems resigned to his fate and. never talks to ' try of the ininntes about ' his long setvtenc'" ' "' - ft' FATAL HARTFORD FIRE. A Three Year Old Girl Burned to Death at an Early Hour. Hartford, Nov 2. During a fire early this-morning in an old building at 174 State street, occupied by stores and tenements, the 3-year-old daugh ter of Samuel Ackermau perished in the flames.' The Ackermans and the family of Frank Finkelstein lived on the second floor of the building, while on the ground floor were Samuel Ack erman's clothing store and the Cheap John furnishing goods store. When the lire was discovered about 2 o'clock Ackerman's store was a iiass of flames and all the occupants of the tenements above had to escape hur riedly from the building. Ackerinan's bed iyim was filledwith smoke when he awoke and he could see nothing. He (iroused his wife and she grabbed twojbf the children, while he groped about for the 3-year-old one. Not lind ing her the father concluded that his wife had taken the child, and it was not until they had readied a neigh bor's house that the loss, of the child was discovered. An effort was made by policemen and firemen to rescue the little one, but by that time it was impossible to enter the room where the child slept. After the flames were extinguished the body was found burned to a crisp. The building was thoroughly burned out. BANK DEPOSITS INCREASING. Commissioner Kendall Says the In crease Will Aggregate $2!i(),000,000. Hartford, Nov 2. Bank Commis sioner George F. Kendall said this morning that he had been making some calculations from the figures con nected with the banks which belonged to his territory for examination and he had found that the increase in deposits during the year would be be tween five million and six million dol lars. -He is of the opinion that the assets at the end of the year would reach an aggregate of $200,(100,000. GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION. Meeting to Bo Held in Chicago By People from All Over the Country. Chicago, Nov 2. Martin Dodge, di rector of the office of road inquiry of the department cf agriculture, and W. H. Moore, president of the inter-state good road and Improvement associa tion, arrived in Chicago last night, after an extended tour of the west in the interests of good roads and other internal improvements. They came to complete the arrangements for the na tional good roads and irrigation con gress, to be held in this city from No vember 10 to 24. Delegations will come to Chicago to attend the congress from all parts of the United States. There will be con siderable discussion B" construction of good roads to bring farmers and city people in closer contact with each other and of the dredging of interna tional streams and extension and im provement of irrigation work through out the country. A national commit tee re-presenting every state will be ap pointed by the congress to present the subject to congress so that appropria tions may be made to carry on the work. Bills will be prepared by the congress for introduction in every state legisation in regard to national improvements. Director Dodge and Mr Moore are highly elated over their success of the western tour. They covered more than 1 i.OOO miles, visiting all the prin cipal western cities. They held good roads conventions in Topeka. Omaha, Sioux Falls. Boise City. Spokane. Se attle, Tacoma. San Francisco, Los' An geles and Denver, and formed state and district organizations of the Inter state Roads and Improvement associ ations in each of those cities, CUT OFF MAN'S NOSE. At the Same Spot Later Boy Falls Un der Moving Wheels. Cranford. X. J., Nov 2. Two un usual railroad accidents happened here yesterday at almost the same spot on the Jersey Central railroad. As Hairy Vail, u block signal repairer, was sitting between the tracks fixing a wire a fast express dashed by before he could get out of the way. His nose was cut off close to his face by something that must have projected from under one of the cars. Later in the day Charles Toner, 12 years old, who had pone to the spot to see whore Vail was hurt, was amus ing himself by jumping on and off trains. He tried to jump from a train close to the spot where Vail was hurt, and in doing' so lost his footing and rolled under the wheels. His left foot was cut off at the knee, his head was cut and hft? spine injured. It is not expected ho will live. ROYAL VICTORIA COLLEGE. New York. Xov 2. The Royal Vic toria, college for women, Montreal, Canada, was formally opened last night, says a dispatch from Montreal to ths Tribune'. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, the Canadian high com missioner to England, and their excel lencies the Governor-General and Lady Minto were present, and Lord Minto unveiled Queen Victoria's statue, .which stands on the' front of the col lege. The college is Lord Strathcona's gift to MeOill university and to the women- of Canada. He built and en dowed it ns a memorial of the queen's diamond jubilee. ' The statue is also his gift.- The building Itself is a large, substantial looking gray stone struc tura in the Scotch baronial style.' A wide flight of steps leads up from the street, and in front of them stands the 'queen's statue, a metal cast from a design by Trincess Louise. The1 dor mitories have accommodations for ibout seventy-five students. .- t : . FATERSON THEATER BURNED. , '' Paterson; N. J., Nov 2. The opera house--on- Main street was destroyed by lire' at an early hour to-day. After theifire a portion of the south wall fed and brushed in part of the roof of an adjoining building occupied by Jjseph Donahue-as a saloon nnd billiard room. No one was Injured. The total loss ia estimated at $50,000. - . ,i . TRE PEACEPR0P08iTIQNS. Tho Discussion of Them Was Continued To-Day. French Proposals Accepted but Final Note Not Ready French General Moyron Is Scouring the Village Around Tieu Tsin Allies Arc Con vinced. That Chinese Officials Assist ed in Murder of Missionaries. Paris, Xov 2. A dispatch to tne Ilavas agency from Pekin, dated Octo ber 31, says: "The foreign ministers continued to day the discussion of the peace prop ositions to be presented to the Chinese. The French proposals were accepted. Additional specifications will be dis cussed Monday. On account of the necessity for thorough accord between the different1 cabinets the final note will not be presented for several week.. "General Moyron (commander-in-chief of tho French Troops in China), with the allies under his command, is purging the villages around Tien Tsin and Pekin. Many villages infested with Boxers have been destroyed and their inhabitants punished. A French column sent, to Tuen rescued the mis sionaries there. Another French col umn met with resistance at Siet Chung. The rneniv's losses were con siderable. T village was burned. "News received from Pao Ting Fu indicates a. movement, of French nnd German troops upon Si Ling, where the imperial tombs are situated. It is rumored that the army of Yang Jvu Kante has resolved to defend the lila ce. "As the result of inquiries made by the internal ioml commission under General Bailloud (second in command cf the French troops in China!, savs the allies are convinced that the crand treasurer and the governor of Pao Tins Fu and a Chinese colonel were instrumental in the murder of American and English missionaries, and they have been condemned to death and will be executed soon." NOTED COUNTERFEITER GUILTY Changes Plea After a Mass of Evi dence Had Been Introduced. Trenton, N". J., Nov 2. Richard Gan zer, alias Rudolph Meyer, tiie noted counterfeiter, whom the secret service men have been tracking . for eleven years, was put on trial yesterday on a charge of having in his possession $7,000 in bogus bills when arrested in Rutherford recently. The case came to a sudden end when Ganzer with drew his plea of not guilty and substi tuted one of. guilty. Ganzer was in dicted on three counts, two for forging United States notes of the two and and ten dollar denominations, and tho other of having the bogus money in his possession. The plea of guilty came when United States District At torney Watkins presented such a mass of testimony that there was no es cape on the count of having the money in his possession. MINERS' TWO COMPLAINTS. They Object to Topping and to Giving Laborers 10 Per Cent Increase. Wilkesbarre, Pa. Xov 2. Serious trouble is expected for some weeks in the mines of this region over two questions which were not setttled by the strike. They have already resulted in strikes at four mines and others are expected to follow. The topping rule, requiring that six inches of coal shall be above the rim of the cars when they reach the sur face, is causing dissatisfaction among the laborers, and at the Delaware, of the Delaware and Hudson, and the Prospect and Dorrance, of the Lehigh A'alley Coal Co. they are in strike. The Lehigh Valley' mines did not resume work until yesterday and the laborers refused to work unless a new topping rule was made and a car considered loaded when the coal reached water level. As this would mean a consid erable loss to the company, it will be refused. This is o:: of the questions which the men Will hasten to put be fore the operators with the hope of having it adjusted. The other serious matter is the re fusal of the miners at the Delaware and Hudson colliery to pay their la borers the 10 per cent. Tliey declare they will get only part of their 10 per cent Increase if they do this, while the laborers want, the same increase as men at other mines are getting. The laborers have gone on strike and la borers at other mines where they are employed by the miners and not bv the companies have the same com plain t. LEHIGH GETS A BEQUEST. Bethlehem. Pa, Nov 2. The will of Frank Williams. lat of Johnstown, makes a bequest of $300,000 to the Lehigh university for the benefit of worlhv students. The will provides that the ineome.be loaned to students at the university who are unable to pay their way through college. Their notes ara to be taken for tlie amount borrowed, and the money, when re turned, is to again be placed in the fund. WEATHER REPORT. Washington. Nov 2. For Connpctl. cut:-.Fair and cooler to-night; Satur- aay ana Sunday fair; light to fresh norm to west winds. ; Earom. Teni. W. Wca. Bismarck ... . Boston Buffalo ...... Cincinnati ( . .. Chicago , . . . . Denver Helena ...... Jacksonville .. Kansan City . Nantucket . New Haven . New Orleans. Xew York Pittsburg St . Lotiis.r St Paul Washington . .30.24 2S .30.14 OG .30.24 48 .30.30 44 .30.34 44 .30.32 ,, 34 .30.04 SS .30.12 70 .30.32 40 .3a20 GO .30.10 . 00 .30.10 OS, .30.22. . 00 .30.30, 4(5 .30.32 .50 ,30.32 3$ .30.21 . 58 W sw w NW W s NW N W N SW NE SW NW. .8.!, SW SW, Clear Cloudy Clear Clear Clear Clear . Cloudy Pt Cldy Clear Pt Cldy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear Pt Cldy Clear : Cloudy CHALLENGE FOR GALWAY. Sent From New- Haven.- This After noon By the Manager. By telephone from New Haven to day came two challenges from Thomas McGowan, who lives at 155 State street, that city. He has one fighter by name Andrew Costello, whom he wiil back . against any man in the state at 118 pounds. He wiil also match Frank Hallett against any man in the state at 133 pounds. This chal lenge, is open to Harry Galway of this city and in fact it was aimed at him. All answers should be sent to the address above, given. TALES OF GERMAN CRUELTY. Chinese Captives. 'Ti Said. Tied By Pigtails. Beaten and Shot. Berlin, Nov 2. Letters from privates in China begin to find their way into the social democratic papers, showing that the German troops give no quar ter. The Bremen Buerger Zeitung publishes a letter from a soldier in Pekin who said he witnessed the fol lowing scene: "Sixty-eight captives, some of them not yet adults, were tied together by their pigtails, beaten until blood flowed by the Germans, compelled to dig their own graves and then shot en masse." The Ilalberstadler Yolks Zeitung prints a communication from ePkin in which the writer says: "Xo prisoners are taken. ' All are shot, or. preferably, sabred, to save ammunition. On Sunday afternoon we had to bayonet seventy-four prison ers. DEATH FROM TEA TASTING. Best Known Tea Merchant In the United States Commits Suicide. Chicago, Nov 2. A. I. I'pham, one of the best known tea merchants in the United States, committed suicide at his residence here to-day by taking carbolic acid. Illness brought on by excessive tea tasting is said to have been the cause of the act. CITY NEWS. Bicycles stored for the winter for 50 cents at Youman's. 251 South Main street anil 34!) West .Main street. The Ladies' auxiliary of the A. O. II. will meet to-morrow evening at th-? home of Miss Catherine Lynch, 102 Baldwin street, at -S o'clock. The funeral of Mrs Mary Iliggins who died hist, night in the almshouse, took place this afternoon with ser vice in Moriarty's undertaking rooms and interment in Calvary cemetery. The Y. M. C. A. football eleven wiil journey to Woodbury to-morrow and will attempt to . efface tho stain of defeat which thev suffered at- the hands of the Woodbury eleven last year. The eleven will not be as strong as it would otherwise be if there wasn't a game in this city between the Waterbury and Hillhotise High schools, for several of the best players will remain in Waterbury to see this sa me. Thomas Lynch, of 33 Abbott avenue, an employe of Tracy Bros, fell from the second story of the building that is being erected at the corner of Sco vill and Spring streets this afternoon, into the cellar, narrowly escaping fa tal injuries. lie was taken to his home and was resting comfortably at press hour. It is not thought that any of his bones are broken, but it is cer tain that he was badly shaken np. On Monday of next week Physical Director Shoemaker of the local Y. M. C. A. will attend a conference of all the Y. M. C. A. physical ' directors throughout the state in New Haven. Among those who will lecture before the assembly will be Drs Seavor of Yale university and Serley of Spring field, Mass. They will have as sub jects physical training in general. Six other papers on various phases of physical work will be read and -discussed. The ramble by the junior members of the Y. M. C. A., which was post poned from last Saturday by the in clemency of the weather, will take place to-morrow and will be under the supervision of Physical Director Shoe maker and Ralph Ward. The boys have fixed as a destination the World's End, in the direction of West Side hill. After the boys reach this point, a grand roast will be prepared, nnd consequently everyone who intends to participate in the ramble is requested to bring along with him a sweet po tato. The party will leave the Y. M. C. A. building at S o'clock sharp. The funeral of Mrs Catherine Wlie lan took place from her late home at t'h; corner of Wolcntt and East Main streets this morning, at 0 o'clock to the church of the Sacred Heart, where a solemn muss of requiem was said. Rev Father Bray was celebrant of thi) mass and the deacon and sub-deacon were Father Shelley and Father Hef fernan of New Haven. The pallbear ers were Engene Sullivau, M. J. and T. J. Meara pf Xew Haven. Theobald Cruise. Edward Monniran of Tcrring toin and Mortimer Heffernan. The re mains were taken on the 11:12 train by Undertaker Bergln to ''lorrlugton, where the interennnt was held. As announced in another column, the opening game in the Y. M. C. A. Senior Basket Ball league was played last evening at the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium. To-morrow evening two games. The first one. which will be commenced at 8:30, will be between -the Monitors under Captnin W. Curt'rs and a team from souad B "which has as yet no name. H. Granger is captain of this five. The second game, which will have as coatestatns the- Brass Citvs and another team from squad B, wiy begin at 0 o'clock. Fred Jaeger is the captain of the former and Dick Tierce of the latter. Saturday, night will be known as the popular night for basket ball, and on this occount all members of the Y. M. C. A. will be admitted free into the game on the night wh'le non-members will be charged a fee of 10 cents. On Monday evening the sea son's schedule of the bowling league will be opened with a game in which the ; Stars and a" team from squad A .will be the contestants," Robert Piatt is. captain of. the.' business, men, while Loo Selieifen fills a similar position for the Stars. The game will commence at 8:15.., .. . ' , . r , . . Republican Honey c- flcKinley ia Searce. WHERE IS THE 52,500 CETT0R. A Prominent cr.d Well Known Demo crat Calls the Big Republican Bluff If the Truth Were Known, Republi can Money on McKinley Is Pretty Scarce in Waterbury Cheap and Contemptible Campaign Trick List cf Bad Tayers Published by Re publicans. ..... The Republican announced this -morning that a bet cf !f2,500 was await ing a taker at the Franklin house against $500 that William McKinley will be re-elected president of the United States on November 0. As soon as the thing became known a prominent East Main street democrat secured a certified check for $500 and then telephoned to the hotel to inquire about the man who had the money to put up on McKinley. Imagine his surprise when ho was informed that the cash had not yet been posted there but that in all probability it would be some time to-night. This is- sim ply another instance of the bluffs that are being hung up by the republicans with a view to leading people to be lieve that the election of McKinley Is an assured tiling and that it Is about the same as finding money to get a bet on the result, the object being to cajole the unwary into the notion that there is no use voting against him and thus win votes for the trusts and combines by creating a feeling in the minds of the weak-kneed that they had belter vote for McKinley and be in the swim, but when some one comes along to call these bluffs, he is invar ial.'y told to drop in later, so that honest electors should not be misled by these schemes. The republicans are. growing desperate and the next tiling we'll hear is that they are per fecting plans to rob Bryan of the presidency, just as they euchered Sam uel J. Tilden of the honor and the emoluments that go with it. One of the most contemptable tricks ever resorted to in politics in this town is now the sending of copies of the dead beats list prepared for the Merchant's association broadcast with a view to get people whose names ap pear 1 hereon to come out and vote against M. J. Byrne, democratic nomi nee for representative. At the end of the list of names appears the fol lowing appeal: "Michael J. Byrnt asks the support of these1 poor unfor tunate working people to elect him for their representative. Your name in on this black list, your votes and a vote from your friends will defeat him." There are between 700 and S00 names on the list and the chances are that the passing of it around will not have the desired result, for it makes a private document public property and puts the names of these people within the reach of everybody, some thing that Mr Byrne never pretended to do. The list was read about town to-day by anyone who cared to look at it and the opinion seemed to be general that those whose names ap pear on it should rebuke the men who were the means of putting their names in everybody's mouth by going to the polls on election day and giving Lilley and Peasley a roast that will teach them and tne public, too. that if their names happen-d to get ohto the dead". neats list mat is no reason wnv tuev.v . should have been dragged -into ptli- v tics and made public targets of to t boot. More than two-thirds of i the ' persons whoso names appear on 'the . list are republicans, so that those',wh' ; will suffer by the introduction-of.. the document into the political race are-1 those whose names are on it and prob ably many of them got there without any fault of their own. The hand writing on the envelopes is very fa miliar to many people and if any one cares to take action against the par ties who sent them out he will not ex perience much difficulty in locating the man. STRIKERS GETTING RIOTOUS. Trouble at a Fire in New London. Last Kight. Nov.- London, Conn. Nov 2. Shortly after midnight this mornnig the fifth fire since the strike of the men em ployed on the Central Vermont docks was inaugurated took place, this time it being an empty .freight car on a spur track in front of the freight house. Just as one of the fire engine companies had got a stream of water onto the fire upwards of seventy-five negroes who are working in the strik ers' places came along and took the hose awav from the firemen and com menced throwing stones at the second Pre company as it was putting in an appearance. They also fired twenty or twenty-five shots from revolvers tliey carried. No one was hit by the shots, however, or struck by the stones but the lawlessness of the negroes has rrnvoked the firemen to the extent that they have determined to respond to no more alarms for fires on the coni nanv's property unless assured of pro tection. , JUMPED FROM BRIDGE. ---Lawrence. Nov 2. A suicide by un usual methods occurred in this city this forenoon. William Margerison, formerly a mill operative, sixty-five years of age, jumped from a bridge over the 'Merrimas river pn to the rocks projecting from the river bed fifty -feet below. He was not instant ly killed but died soon after being taken out of the river. , ' - SAT UP, TO-DAY, , . ; . Fomfret,. Nov 2.i The condition of John Addison Porter, who underwent an .operation a - month ago to-day, shows marked improvement and his recovery is quite confidentially hoped for. He passed a quiet, restful night and was permitted by, his attending physicians to sit up to-day., , - - -- - ARRIVAL OF STEAMER Boston, Nov 2 Arrived: New -Erg" land from Liverpool. . ' . .