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VOL XIII NO 277. WATERBURY, CONN, SATUKDAXOVEMBER 3, 1900. Asks That His Soldiers Be Not Tempted. WANTS NO DRUNKEN ORGIES. The Reputation of the Soldiers Must Be Upheld He Wants No Pitfalls Tlaced "Wherein They May Fall and Not Only Disgrace Themselves But the Nation, T.ninlfin. Xov 3. Lord Roberts sends from Pretoria a striking appeal to lus i yuutrymen to refrain from turning thp welcome of the home coming troops in'lo a drunken orgy. He expressed the sincere hope that the welcome will not tai:c Uie form of treating to stini ul:;:tt:j ami "thus lead to excesses that tend to degrade those whom the nation delights to honor and lower the toluiers of the queen in the eyes of ;he world, which lias watched with un disguised admiration the grand work they have performed for their sov ereign and country." "I therefore hex earnestly." says. Lord Roberts, "that the public will re frain from tempting my gallant com rades, but wiil rather aid them to up hold llie splendid reputation they have won for the Imperial army. "I am very proud to he able to re cord with the most absolute truth that the conduct of this army from last to last has been exemplary. Not a sin gle case of serious crime has been brought to my notice, indeed, nothing deserving the name of crime. I have trusted to the men's own soldierly feeling and good sense, and they have borne themselves like heroes on the battlefield and like gentlemen on all other occasions. "The most malicious falsehoods were spread by the authorities of the Trans vaal of the cruelty of Great Britain's oidiers. but the people were soon re .1 mired that they had nothing to fear from the man in khaki, no matter how battered and war stained his appear ance. "This testimony." concludes Lord Roberts. "I feel s.-re will be verv grat ifyiug to the people of Great Britain, and of the Greater Britain whose sons s.h.ired to the fullest extent the suffering, as well as the glorv, of the war and who helped so materially to bring it to a successful close." Lord Roberts explains that lie tins appeals because of the distressing and discreditable scenes resulting from in judicious friends speeding the parting soldiers by shoving bottles of spirits into their hands and pockets. STERN PATERSON JUSTICE. Administered With Unflinching Hand in This Assault Case. Paterson. Nov 3. Some idea of the public feeling that has been aroused in the Bosschieter case may be gath ered from the subdued murmer of ap plause that came from a crowded court room yesterday, when a prisoner re ceived a severe sentence for criminal assault. He was Joseph Johnson, foreman of a mill in Passaic, and the charge against him was made by Maggie Mop hall, a girl who worked' under him in the mill. The case iiad been treated carelessly, and there was some laugh ter until Judge Barkalow suddenly "Johnson, stand up. The sentence of this court Is that you be confined at hard labor in state prison for ten years The laughing ceased, and there was a complete silence. Johnson's face, which had been wreathed in smiles as ho arose, became white, and he half turned to where his vife was seated in the room. His month opened and he gasped and caught hold of the rail- ing in front of him. He was hurried away for fear of a total collapse in the court room: Johnson is a married man. and took advantage of his position as a foreman to assault a young girl in the mill. She. is only 16 years old. As was expected and predicted In the Jennie Bosschieter murder ' case, the. grand jury handed in indictments yesterday against Walter McAllister. George Kerr, Andrew Campbell and William Death for criminal assault and murder. - In the discussion of the case among the members of the grand jury it was said Jennie's heart was weak, and it was possible that this may hare been the cause of her death. There was no evidence that chloral "was adminis tered, and this point can De determined only by an analysis of the stomach, or by confession of the acensed men. The doctors- could not say positively tlrat death was due to a poisonous drug, but vthis point will be cleared up before the case comes to trial. 1 It was said in support of the state ment that death may have been due to a weak heart.-that on one occasion Jennie, while talking on a street cor ner to two yonng men. fell in a faint dnd remained unconscious for a half hour. This theory, however, found few supporters among Uie gfand jur or and the vote on the indictment was practically unanimous. . - Sculthorpe the hackman, was sub jected to a rigid c-ross-examinatlon by the grand jury. Some of the mem bers, it is said, were disposed to find an Indictment against Sculthorpe on his own admissions, as an accessory to the assault at least, but they were in the minority. The hackman sald he knew nothing about the condition of the girl when she was bundled into his rig at Saal's pnloon." and that when he arrived at the Rock' road he was' coerced by one of the men into doing as he was told." The cbx?BieaI analysis of the dead girl's stomach is being made by Pro fessor ;WilUiaus of XeWpYork. . . .DON CARLOS TALKS: "VenieeV' Nor' '3.Don ' Carlos, the: Spanish pretender,; in the. course of mn Intert-ieTT had wrth Mm-liere,'tie-; clared tltotTtbe present rising Jn-Hpn in t cot'"'' Tf Ws orders and ' will re 1 I cf pronibtlnjc hi efforts yt' rata. ":;." DARING BANK BURGLARS. Dynamite a Bank and Escape On a Handcar. Bellefontaine, O., Nov 3. A band of masked men dynamited llie safe of the Farmers and Merchants hank at Jackson Center early to-day. It is stated that they secured nearly $0,000. The bank building was wrecked and timbers were blown through the win downs of the buildings opposite. Citizens aroused by the explosion poured into the streets but were driven to cover -by the robbers who secured a handcar and escaped on the Ohio Southern railway without tiring a shot. It is believed the band is the same that recently robbed the banks at Round Head and East Liberty. THAYER'S STATEMENT. Democratic Chairman Says Bryan Will Be Elected. New Haven, Nov 3. Chairman C. T. Thayer, of the democratic state central committee gave out the following statement torday, taking lus own can vas as a br.sis. First Bryan will be president. Second i'he vote in favor of Bryan will be a surprise and if he does not carrv this state, I believe the plurali ty against him will lie less than 3.(100. Third Judge Rronson will receive a majority of all the votes cast for gov ernor. His majority will exceed 1.500 and I should not be surprised if it readied 7.000. If every elector votes as he thinks and his vote is correctly counted, 7,000 will be nearer than : ,r,ou. Fourth Gildersleeve will -defeat Sperrv. but the vote will be close. Fifth Hill has no walkover in the fourth congressional district. Sixth The democrats will elect sen ators in the following districts: First, fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, tenth, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth. eighteenth. nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-second. x PARADE WAS WET DOWN. Governor Roosevelt Reveiwed the "Trust on Tarade." New York, Nov 3. Much to the dis appointment of all interested iu Uiu parade in favor of the gold standard, organized and held under the auspices of the Business Men's Republican and Sound Money association, to-day's w.eather was very unpleasant. Tue early morning opened with a hue, cold rain falling and the streets were in bad condition for the marchers. The rain also caused a little delay in start ing. Governor Roosevelt, the reviewer of the parade, arrived m New York at 8 o'clock on the Erie railroad ferryboat. He went immediately to the Lawyers' club, where a breakfast was served. The streets along the line of inarch were beautifully decorated. The downtown section of Broadway was a blaze of color from the enormous num ber of flags displayed. Iu some of the skyscrapers each window displayed the Stars and Stripes, and in each block from the Battery to Fourteenth street there was a large flag bearing the names of McKinley and Roosevelt. At different points along the line of march were wooden poles about twenty-five or thirty feet in height, erected by the democrats, on which there were such sentences as the following: "The trusts can make jou march, but they cannot 'make you vote against Bryan." "This is a trust parade and not a re publican parade." , On some of these poles were por traits of Bryan and Stevenson. Each of these poles was guarded by a police man. - . WORK AT TIIE CAPITOL. Bills and ray Rolls Approved Yester day by the Governor. Governor Louusbury was at the cap itol yesterday .and approved the fol lowing pay rolls for fall parades: Fiest company Governor's Horse Guard, $200.07; Second Horse, $319.57; Second Foot. $251.50; First Foot, $237.70. The following bills were vlso approved for payment: American school for the deaf, clothing to July 1. S200.&5;. H. O. Averill, -cattle commissioner, cler ical assistance for September, $20: F. E. Cleaveland, secretary of the board of education for the blind, balance of expenses attending the internation al conference for the education of - the blind, $80. Requisitions as follows were approved: Major Cheney, 1.000 rounds of ball cartridge, targets, past ers, etc, for the Frst company Govern or's Foot Guard: adjutant-general $500 for office expenses.- SILVER WARE FIRM FAILS. Greenfield, Mass. Nov 3. The A. F. Towle & Son Co, silver manufacturers, is unable to meet its obligations, and a meeting of creditors will be held next Thursday afternoon.- The debts of the comnanv are-$118.00. of which $115,000 is due banks and $3,000 for uicrchr.ndi.se. .. The capital stock is $150,000, and 'that is practically wiped out. The last statement of the company to the state gave lis liabilities as $303,290. The assets were given as: , Land and buildings $42,000: machinery $40,000; cash and debts due-to -company $i9. S)12:' merchandise manufactured and in process $143,390. ' - ' The amount the credtors will receive will depend largely on whether or riott the business is continued. The com pany came here ... from Newburyport eleven years ago. ; SPECIAL RAILWAY AGENT. Philadelphia,' Nov 3. C. - Metzler, formerly assistant transportation master of the' Philadelphia.- and Read ing railroad, has -been appointed spe-; eial representative fff the company at Boston. Mr. Metzler s tiuty. will ne to InoU- nffpr the interests of the . Midl ine's -coiil trnnsDortafion line between Port Richmond . and ; Xew .-England -points.. .;,; - ' ;-'r ij---: i , V FATAL MINE EXPLOSION. ; Cincinnati. Cv Nv SPA Times-Star special iRays an explosion to-dai' hi the Ttewvhnrs r-rurl mine at "I'hillinni: -Wj Va.', killed thirty-two -and injured ovei! ne hundred men. SfiUSBURYMDLftKDSDj3WHE Former Glad the Latter Accept ed Foreign Secretaryship. The Press of London, However, Dis approves of the Appointment "Clad In Robes of Dazzling Failure" Is the Way One Paper Expresses It What William O'Brien Says About His Entrance Into Parliament. London, Nov 3. "Clad in the robes of dazzling failure," is the way one liberal newspaper descries tue Mar quis of Lansuowne's entry into the foreign ofliee. This, undoubtedly, ex presses tile opinion of a preponder ance of the British public, irrespective of party lines. Even among tiiose or gans feebly upholding the advisability of Lord Laiisdowue's appointment there is a temlaucy to allocate him the position of a mere nominal head of the foreign otllce, blindly follow ing out every wish of the premier. This, the Associated Press learns, is quite opposed to Lord Salisbury's own idea. He does not share the general belief that in the war oliice he did badly. In fact, the premier is so con vinced of the reverse that he gave Lord Lansdowne the option of con tinuing in his former ouice or taking the new billet. Lord Salisbury was delighted that Lord Lansdowne was will.uij to accept the foreign otiice port folio, lie believes he will make a strong foreign secretary and had long contemplated Lord Lansdowne as his successor should the doctors refuse to allow him to continue the severe duties he undertook during the last parlia ment. One of Lord Salisbury's clos est friends said to a representative of the Associated Press: "Lord Lans downe, by his training and . social career is more fitted and available to meet diplomats and-deeide large issues. Should he fail of success it will surely be because he is too much of a gen tleman." The under-secretaryships in the war office and colonial office. vacant through the changes iu the cabinet. must now be selected, which is no easy matter. It. . llanebry, the financial secretary to the treasury, is believed likely to succeed C. T. Ritchie is president of the board . of trade; and George Wyndhain, the parliamentary secretary of the war otiice, is frequent ly mentioned as the successor of Ger ald Balfour as chief secretary for Ireland, though the hitter's resignation is by no means certain at present. Gerald Balfour may change the chief secretaryship of Ireland for the' board of trade. If this occurs it will give the Cecil family four of the most important offices in the cabinet, which calls out from the liberal imperii the cry of nepotism. The publication of Lord Rosebery s history on Napoleon has not only brought forth unanimous and un bounded praise but has given- rise to general feeling of regret that the present undistinguished cabinet could not avail itself of such a brilliant in tellect. It is a careful monograph of Bonaparte's closing days, and, while it discloses no new historical facts it deals so masterfully and impartially with all the available evidence that it must stand, so the critics say, as an authoritative record, in addition to bo ng the most perfect character sketch ever penned. On all sides it is ad mitted that this latest work reveals Lord Rosebery at his best. How bitter politics are growing in Ireland can be judged from an open letter from William O'Brien saying lie re-enters parliament with the utmost repugnance and with no more satis faction than he would re-enter an Eng lish jail? But, Mr O Brien adds, lie considers it a national duty. He also says the exclusion of Healy and his faction from the Irish party is the only means of enabling men of honor to remain in it. . Once more the introduction of Amer ican methods will revolutionize Brit ish traffic. As a result of the visit of the superintendent of The Southwest ern railroad of the tinted States the directors of the road have decided to substitute for the present lever sys tem of signalling the pneumatic method employed on American roads. The hitters installation is now occur- ing. Other lines are likely to follow suit, so that the immense signal boxes which have long been features of the great terminal will probably disap- ar. The vexed question of the decrease of the commerce of the port of London owing to a lack of docking facilities and high rates is likely to be solved by the formation of a public body, for- the better management of the docks and waterways, whose plan include river quays on both sides of the river hove Gravesend, thus avoiding light erage, which connected with railroads will save time and expense. , . The Prince of W ales s dismissal of Tod" Sloane is received with joy by the racing world of England as a signi ficant indication of the feeling against American jockeys and trainers. The Prince of Wales yielded to the popular clamor. . While the met nods and man ners of a number of self-advertised American owners have undoubtedly given the jockey club an excuse for its present attitude, there is l'ttle doubt that Jealousy of the continued American, success had .more than anything else to do with the matter There are many indications, too,' that the "ampaigu against the American horsemen was not undertaken without plenty of premeditation. This is evi denced by the sporting columns of almost every daily paper in England and many of the best weeklies, who are revelling in the chance of a slur at American . jockeys. Truth cannot find words of vituperation enough wherewith to denounce Sloane and all others it can reach. But the greatest glee of all prevails in the , Loudon sporting clubs and cafes where the English turf gamblers assemble'" to settle betting here. The gamblers who for years have, had the. English, turf bv4he throat and who finally found all' their calculations smashed ..." by .the American successes hope to be able to resume their trade. -Sloane ia much chagrined., 'CHls re-i tainer was to iave leen $5,000. , Ilei had other offers 'of like amount but now -the Prince of Wales has thrown him over no English owner is likely to employ 'him' as first jockel. - Sloan returns to -the United States Novem ber 14.! but the story that lie does not Intend 'to apply for a license here in 1001 is regarded as beinjf at least pre mature. ' - Leigh, the trainer of Frank Gard-ner's- stable, which Sloane- manages, and whose application foi' a license to train at Newmarket caused so much of the present trouble, has secured quarters at Epsom. Twenty-six Amer ican yearlings have already arrived there. Rigby will not-apply for a license here for 1!)01, as he is engaged by Madame Meuier to ride in France. Morgan, Edie and Jones go to Aus tralia. . MANY. STUDENTS DISMISSED. Turned Out of College for Infraction of the Rules. m,in Vnr a Sivtv students who have been expelled from Culver' Mili tary academy, located on the shore of Lake Macklukuckee. Ind, passed through Chicago on their way to their homes in the western and northwest ern states. The students were arrest ed Thursday for infraction of the rules of the institution on Hallowe'en, and after a court martial were discharged in disgrace, and 113 of their fellow stu dents participated in a sympathetic demonstration iu their favor as they were departing for their homes last night. Yesterday 113 of the 220 stu dents were summarily dismissed from the academy, after telegraphic cor respondence between Colonel A. F. Fleet, commandant of the school, and the trustees at St Louis . METAL MIXING COMPANIES. Millions of Dollars raid In Dividends For Ten Months. New York, Nov 3 In the ten months ending October 31 the metal mining companies of the United States re porting to the "Engineering and Min ing Journal" pnid- a total of .$42,558, 071 in dividends. The paper says : "During these ten months the larg est dividend payers were tile copper companies; of these in Montana, the amalgamated copper company, which controls the Anaconda and Parrot companies and a large interest in other companies, declared $0,000.0001 or 8 per cent on its capitalization. The Anaconda Copper Co is credited with paying $4,800,000 or 10 per cent on its capital stock; the Boston and Montana Co $1,200.00. or IIS per cent, and the Parrott Co $1,370,100. or 00 per cent on its issued capital stock. - The Amalgamated Copper, Co's dividend, however, is really a duplication, as it works no mines directly, and its dividend fund is derived from the stocks of other companies which it holds. Of the Michigan Copper- com panies Calumet and Hecla paid in the ten months $5,000,000 or 200 per cent on its capitalization: Quincy $noo.ooo, or 3(5 per cent and Tamarack $420,000, or 28 per cent. HEAVY FIGHtI NO REPORTED. The Chinese Ovcupy a Strong Position and' Resisting Stubbornly. London. Nov 3. The Pall Mall Ga zette this afternoon publishes a dis patch from Ichow, dated October 2S. Tvhlch says heavy righting has occurred in the mountains in Shan Si frontier. An Anglo-German force of 1,500 men, commanded by Colonel Yon Norman, stormed Tzching Kung Pass. - The Chinese occupied a strong position on the crest and stubbornly resisted. They poured a hot. enfilading fire on the advance party of eighty Germans. under Major Von Forresteer. But the British Bengal cavalry and mounted sappers, dismounting, sealed the heights, turned the enemy's flanks and relieved the Germans. UMBRIA DID NOT STOP. Queenstown. Nov 3. A steamer passing Crowhead at 0:50 this morn ing, which was presumed to be the Cunnrd liner Umbria, from New Y'ork. October 27,- for Liverpool, via this port. The tender proceeded to inter cept her, but as nothing was seen of the steamer owing to the dense fog. it is believed she proceeded direct to Liverpool without making her usual stop. JONES IS NOT INSANE. New Y'ork. Nov 3. Charles F. .Tnnos secretary-valet of the lnt "Hillinn.iirA William M. Rice, who was arrested on a charge of forgery, and Who at tempted to commit Sllicida in llio Tombs by cutting his throat passed a very comfortable night in Bellevue hospital. The report that Jones is mentally unbalanced is denied at the hospital and it is declared Ilia mhifl is as clear as ever. PLAGUE SUFFERERS DISMISSED. Glasgow Nov 3. Th Inst r,r plague sufferers was dismissed from the hospital to-day. WE AT HE RDEP0RT. , Washington, Nov 3: For Connecti cut: Rain to-night and Sundav; north to northeast winds, probably becoming high on .the coast to-night or Sunday morning. Weather, notes: A low Pressure area has developed during the past twen ty-tour hours on the South Atlantic coast. .Cloudy weather with light rain prevails generally along the coast from Maine to Florida. The rain does not -reach very far inland. Pleasant weather prevails in the central sec tions. , , - ' There, has been quite a-decided fall in temperature in the northern sections nnd a rise in temnerature northwest. Frosts extend as far south as Texas. Barom. Tern. W. 4(i . W 48 N . 40 Calm 44 NE Wca. Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Pt Cldy Clear Clear PtCldy Cloudy Rani'g Pt Cldy Rain'g Cloudy Clear . ; Cloudy Raiu'g Bismarck . ... Boston ...... Buffalo . i . . . Cincinnati Chicago Denver . ..i... .20.00 .30.30 .30.34 .30.30 .30.34 .30.28 .20.98 44 38 W s Helena; 'S..'. . .. Jacksonville V Kansas City Naii-tucKet' New-Haven . s Ne W Orltea ns . New York . . . Pittsburg y . St Louis ; . . . i St Paul .v 48 NE 72 SW; 4.8 S 54 NE 40 N : 02 . NB 54" NE 44 NW 48 SE 40 S . 45 "N. .30.02 .30.32 ..30.80 .30.30 .30.38 .30.30 .30.32 .30.38 .30.3(5 .30.28 Washington FEU. I ll IB Lineman Made a Misstep Board ins Car. -v Andrew Lavigne, an Employe of the Connecticut Lighting and Power Co, Has a Narrow Escape From Death Severely Cut and Uruised Taken to the Hospital. South Main 'street, directly in front of Gratia street, was uie scene of an almost fatal accident suortiy before noon to-Uay. At this point Contractor AicUanus's laborers are engaged in widening the conduit ror Great brook. At the north corner of Grand and South Main street, Andrew Lavigne, who is employed as a lineman for the Connecticut Lighting and Power com pany, ran after a trolley car, which was moving down South Main street, and "attempted to board it; but" he missed his step and was pitched head long down the embankment. ! ortu- natelv. he did not land on the large stones which were in the trench, or the probability is lie would have been killed instantly. The man was picked up and carried from the trench by witnesses, of the accident. The Rev Father Martin, who was passing ny at the time, also came to the assist ance of the injured man and Dr Kelly was summoned. The latter found that Mr Lavigne was injured severely across the back and was cut. and bruised considerably about the head and bodv. He was also suffering much from shock. Lunny's ambulance was summoned and the victim w.ts re moved to the hospital. The accident happened about noon time, just when the people were be ginning to come from the shops. Con sequently n large crowd was soon sur rounding the victim and Officer Gorman- was kept pretty busy in keeping back the surging crowds. Mr La vigne resides in one of Simons's hous es in Simonsville. NAVAL INCREASE. Involves the Construction of Thirty two Vessels of 151.000 Tons. New Y'ork. Nov 3. As finally adopt ed, says a Washington special to the Tribune, the United States naval in crease program for 1901 involves the construction of thirty-two vessels of 151.000 tons displacement, or. more than double that laid down in any pre ceding year. The list which congress is to be asked to authorize is: Three 15.000 ton battleships, two 15.000 ton armored cruisers, six 2.000 ton gun boats, six 000 ton gunboats, ten 200 ton gunboats, three 1'iOOO ton colliers, one 7.000 ton repair ship and one 7.000 ton marine transport. The board of construction has de cided to omit the torpedo boats, both surface and submarine, revmmended by the policy board of which Admiral Dewey is chairman, but the program in nil other particular conforms close ly to the initial project under discus sion a week ago. The program makers have confined their project to ships of offense, for police and for naval auxiliary purposes required by the new conditions im posed upon the navy by the increasing importance of American interests in the far east . The five fighting ships proposed are more formidable than any of the same category yet designed. With the sev enteen now building or authorized, and with the six battleships and two arm ored cruisers already in commission, they will give offensive force of thirty ships. The twenty gunboats are in tended for police duty, principal v in the Thilippirfes. although adaptable for service In China. The throe colliers are designed to de liver, oh n single voyage from Norfolk, 10.000 tons of coal at Manila. Guam. Pago Pago or Hawaii. They are also to have sufficient speed to enable them to accompany a fleet of battleships on a long cruise. The repair ship Vulcan is to be kept kept in the .Philippines, and is virtual ly to be a cruising navy yard. The proposed marine transport ' is to be like the Solace, but much larger and armed with light guns. She is needed by the marine corps, which now has 0.000 men dependent on the Solace or on army ships for transportation. The new vessel n to have accommodation for two battalions and to have hi-'h speed. " NEWS OF ST PETERSBURG. St Petersburg, Nov 3. Official re ports show. the grain lias been com pletely burned up by the drou-ht in portions -of Siberia. The fields have not been harvested and are used for pasturage. The , price of grain at Semipolatisk is over one rouble per pood. ' Rich coal veins have been dis covered in the Kioff government. The Novosti announced that General Tomicli has arrived at Sara tow to in vestigate the labor situation. STEAMER STRUCK AND SUNK. Memphis, Tehn. Nov 3. The steamer Mill City, plying between St Louis and New Orleans struck an obstruction in Tennessee Chute just below this city early to-day.' The vessel immedi ately sank to the lower deck. Thirty passenger and a crew of forty were taken safely ashore in yawls but the cargo probably will be ruined. DETECTIVE'S LONQ CHASE. Seattle, Wash, Nov 3. Detective Nu gent, of New York, has arrived in this city for the ' purpose of taking Charles Mather to New York where he is accused of stealing jewelry val ued at ; $45,000. Application will be made to-day for extradition papers. ( BURGLARS IN MIDDLETOWN. - Middletown, Conn. Nov 3 The sa loon conducted by Chaffee & Shaw on Main street was entered, by .burglars last night, and $200 taken- from the money drawer. The break is supposed J to have been the work of parties well acquainted, witn the premises. , . DUEL TO THE DEATH. Two Brothers-in-Law Fight in Pres ence of Their Vi'ives. Elberton, Ga, Nov 3. An alterca tio ubetween James E. Hammond and X. .J. Wall, brothers-in-law, living eint mi!o from here, resuiceu in n duel between the two men, wherein Wall was killed, the. two wives being llie sole witnesses id tue battle. Wall was beating a negro for disobedience and refused to hear his wife's plea in behalf of the colored man. She then went to Hammond, her brother, ask ing his intercession. Upon this Wall became incensed and drawing a revolver, chased Hammond from his presence, threatening to kill him. Hammond obtained a shot gun. The relatives met again in h'ss than an hour, each accompanied by his wife. A duel then ensued ami Wall was instantly killed, while Hammond escaped- without injury. BIRTHPLACE OF WEBSTER. Franklin. N. II., Nov 3. Now that an other term of the New Hampshire leg islature is near at hand, again- . the project of state ownership of the birth place, of Daniel Webster here ii being revived, and there are assurances that a bill will be introduced ..in the next house favoring the purchase ,by the state of tlie property. The present owner. Miss Annie Nesmith, is a daughter of the late Judge George W. Nesmith. who was one of Webster's cherished friends. NOTABLES EXILED. Madrid. Nov 3. The situation is calmer. Many Carlist notabilities have been exiled, including the curate of a parish in Madrid, charged with the reception of Carlist funds. 'Jy closing of Carlist clubs, the arrest of Carlists and the searching of sus pected quarters in the provinces still continues. DICKY PIERCE BOUGHT. New Haven. Nov 3. The Re-gister will say this afternoon that Manager Aufort of the Springfield polo team has purchased Dicky Pierce, llie fast imshcr of the old Providence team, from Pawtucket of the Southeastern league. The sum paid was $500. SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN VOYAGE. Philadelphia, Nov 3. The six-masted schooner George ' W. Wells, Captain Crawley, which sailed from Boston October 20, arrived here to-day on her maiden voyage. She will lake on a large cargo of coal here and proceed to Havana. TELEPHONE SYSTEM AUCTION. St Petersburg. Nov 3. The telephone systems of tiie .Russian cities, hither to operated by the state, will be sold at auction November 20. It is un derstood the St Petersburg municipal government will bid for the local franchise. OLD CITIZEN DEAD. Wallingford. Nov 3. Othnicl I. Martin .one of the best known citizens in this place and equally well known throughout, the state, died this morn ing after two weeks' illness. He rep resented the legislature in lS.il and held several town offices. POSTAL CLERKS' UNION. Chicago. Nov 3. A delegation of tlie Postal Clerks' union, which com pleted its organization only last Sun day, waited on President Samuel Gonipers of the American Federation of Labor, who is in this city, and re quested him to use his influence in se curing a redress of the grievances of the members of the union. As a re sult of the conference President Goni pers will on his return to Washington take up the matter with the postal au thorities. CITY NEWS. Councilman Charles Patrick of New Britain will speak in Turn hall oa Sco vill street to-morrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The ladies' auxiliary of the A. O. II. will hold a meeting this evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Miss Cath erine Lynch on Baldwin street. The Catholic Women's' association will hold the regular monthly meet ing next Monday evening at 8:15. The physical culture class will meet the same evening at 7:30. The explosion occurred in one of the Southern Coal and Ooak Co. eighty miles from here. There is neither tel egraphic nor telephonic communica tions near the mines. Ellen Teterson, six years of age, daughter of Mr and Mrs Fred Peter son of 324 South Main stret, died this noon. The funeral will take place at nine o'clock to-morrow morning. B. Keough, 104 Baldwin street, specials after 0 o'clock: Ladies' vests and pants, fleeced lined, were 22c; this evening 15; ladies' handkerchiefs,, were oc, this evening 2c; ladies', flannelette night drawers, 40c and 00c. The funeral of Mrs Sarah Benson will be held at the home of her daugh ter Mrs W. J. Costello. 0113 South Main street at one o'clock to-morrow after noion. The Rev. F. Watson Hamian will officiate.The remains will be taken to Thomaston for interment in charge of Undertaker W. J. Spain. Tlie grttnd concert and reception of the Mjutunl Aid, association of the Scovill Manufacturing Co which will be held in City lyill Wednesday night promises to attract a crowded house and the committee is sparing no pains to have everything, in readiness to treat their patrons iu a royal manner. " Another massv meeting of all demo crats in the city and vicinity-will be held in the city hall on Monday even ing. It will be the last rally before the election and. it "will equal the big rallies that have already .characterized the campaign of the democrats in this city. One of the speakers will be the Hon James J. Welch, of South ,Nor walk nnd there will .be other good speakers who have not .vet le,en se- , cured. , -; , v. c. , lf,: v. County Commissioner Hake a Visit to Waterbury. ANXIOUS ABOUT ELECTION. They Were Shown the Sights by a Well Known Waterbury Man Liquor Dealers Ueein to Stand In Fear of the Commissioners N. D. Sperry Is the Man Being Boomed. Some of the liquor dealers are need lessly alarmed over the conduct of the county commissioners, and it is hoped that they will not allow, anything that has happened to interfere with the way they will vote next Tuesday. The commissioners toured the South end again last night, but it is said that they have no particular interest in any of the candidates except Mr Sperry, but they do want to see the big lob byist, as Mr Davenport termed X D. Sperry the other evening, elected, no matter what it costs. "What would you do about it. if you were in the liquor business?" inquired one of the saloon men of a reporter this morning. "Those men have the power of driving us out of business if they want to. and while they might not think of doing that, people cannot tell, and conse quently we are trymg to be on the safe side. I told them I'd do alLi could to help Sperry, .and if I do that some of rtf customers will leave me and if I Wi the situation may be' worse." This is all nonsense. The commissioners, as citizens, have rights ""r-ioii with other people, and If they want to go around electioneering no one has a right to find fault with them for so doing, though, to be sure, in the opinion of conservative people. u may iook like bad taste on their part and others will be uncharitable enough to call it intnnrdation. Fudge! Take .all the money yon can get out of the county commissioners. They can afford to put it around, for the republi can party has lots of it and they are willing to give it freely in exchange for anything they think will help them out. But because a fellow spends a little money at a bar whooping them up for the boys is no reason why any one should think that he will persecute men who take his money, drink his beer and smoke 'his cigars', provided they do not turn themselves over to him. body and breeches, on election day. There is too much talk about the attitude of the comity commission ers, anyway. They are jolly, good fellows, out for the party that gave them their berths and he would be. a small man. indeed, who would blame them for putting their shoulder to th wheel and pushing it with all theii might in the hope or keeping the ma-" chine in power, ami thus insure a new lease of office for themselves. Liquor dealers, as a rule, are wide awake men and necessarily so. to. and on that account as many of them as intended i to stand bv their colors on election dav will not desert them to accommodate the couiitv commissioners or anybody else. When the contest is over the commissioners will think n great deal more of the men who did their own thinking and voted ns their own con science dictated than thev will of peo nle who manifested a disposition to do otiierwise. BETTING ON ELECTION. A Wager of $500 Made by Waterbury Tarties To-day. This morning Thomas F. Foley, of Baldwin street, and T. F. Fitzmaurice. of Ryan & Fitzmauric, shoe dealers. made a bet of JMK) each on the result of the vote for president in Water bury. J. w. Ilodson was agreed upon as stake holder. Mr Foley wagers that Bryan, the democratic candidate. win win here, and Mr Fitzmaurice stakes his hopes on McKinlev. . It was reported that there was lots of McKinley money to be had In other places about town, but parties who went around looking for It were told that the man who had the dust live in .New Haven and had it in his inside pocket. Probably lr the democrat should call at New Haven, thev would be told that the man with the money had just left for New Y'ork. so that very little notice is being taken of the boasts regarding McKinley money at nig oe.its. ir the democrats don't car ry Waterbury next Tuesday they ought to go out of the business. The public has been clamoring for an opportunity to get -a chance to express their con tempt for tlie McKinley-Hanna admin istration, and now is the time to do it. Even though the betting might be ten to one on McKinley. that would be no reason the masses should vote for him. It is a notorious fact that McKinlev and his crowd have the cash, and if they are not ousted out of power at this electiou tlie chances are they will fix things before another national elec tion occurs so that men will have as many votes as they can show dollars, the same as in the old world, and then, the working man will not be much of a factor in politics. It is a eood time to make a change,, nnd Waterbury should do its part towards' bringing about such a desirable result. SHOT FOR A BEAR. One Brother Kills Another While Out Hunting. Manchester, N. H.. Nov 3. A special to the Union from Berlin says: "A fatal shooting accident occurred in the neighboring town of Milan, yesterday afternoon, whereby Edward Ells lost his life at the hands of his brother, Frank, of this city, ' - . "The two had started out with the intention of killing a large bear, which had been seen in that vicinity. After travelling a short distance', they sep arated and proceeded in different di rections. : '! v. . ; y ;..'-. - "They had been apart, but a short time when Frank saw, some object crawling in the bushes, and he im mediately fired. ..On hurrying to the spot, where he expected . to . find Wie bear, he was horifled to find the body of bis brother."