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PRICE TWO CENTS.
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.
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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."

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