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VOX. XIII NO 279.
WATERBURY, CONN, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 6, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. Pleasant Weather Prevails All Over the Country. BOTH SIDES ARE CONFIDENT. In New York the Election Machinery Was Set in Motion Without Trouble Bryan Said to Have Gained Grouud ia Boston Philadelphia Poli ticians Nearly Come to Blows Elec tion Xotes from Many Places. New York. Nov G. Election day In Greater Xew York dawned into an ideal autumn morning. The skies were radiantly clear, the air invigorating. A phenomenally heavy vote is assured. The election machinery of the mu nicipality began moving in the five bor oughs promptly at Jl o'clock. The elec tion officials were no more prompt than the voters. In the over-populated districts in the tipper west side the apprehension that there were more voters than there were minutes in the day to receive their votes caused an early crush about the voting booths. As many as fifty men were in line at many places when the election officers arrived. The polls will remain open until 5 p. in. Within the limits of Greater New York there are 1.522 voting pre cincts and U39.223 registered voters. Under normal conditions about 94 per cent of the vote is generally cast in a presidential year. The first returns from New York city may be expected about G o'clock to night. Despite the exciting events of the afternoon and evening previous to the election, the police officials and repub lican and democratic leaders appear to be a unit in asserting that the elec tion in this city this year Will he quiet and orderly. Chief Devery arrived at police head quarters at 5:4 o'clock. He went at once to his office ami had all the sta tions called up by telephone. Prompt ly at G o'clock the chief summoned the newspaper men to his office. "The polls are open and the election !s on." he said. "The opening of the polls has been effected without disor der. There will be no trouble during the day if this department can help it. I will be here all dav with my carriage handy. There will be inspec tors and reserves handy to dispatch to the scene of an outbreak. "I have nothing to say about Mc Cullagh and his indictment. Sheriff Grell was here early this morning be cause of a communication with some Authority. Was it Governor Roose velt? I don't care to ssv. Let the sheriff tell yon what he likes about it. I will say that his visit has not inter fered with the police plans already formulated. "They stand as they were first for mulated. Nothing has transpired within twenty-four hours to cause their modification. Our business is to preserve order at the polls and afford the election officials protection in the discharge of their duties." The vote was cast very rapidly in this city. In the fifth assembly dis trict one-third of the total vote had been cast at S o'clock.' In Brooklyn, also, the early vote was very heavy. No disorder was reported in the morn ing hours and in genral the voting was carried ou quietly. In the eighth as sembly district, which is on the EaSf Side, the vote was large, but nothing (iii of the way happened. "To read te papers." said one voter in this d'S . trict. "a fellow would exoect to see them killing each other here, but there is nothing doing at all. "I anticiuate no trouble whatever. said State Superintendent of Elections John McCu'.lagb this morning. "I feel confident that it will be an orderly and quiet election. I have about 800 deputies stationed about the different polling places, and a number of emer gency men in the office. I am certain that with these I shall be able to quell anv possiuie disturbance that :;iav arise, but I exepect nothing of the kind. There will be no trouble either Deiween my men and the .Members e the police department." Richard Croker. leader of Tammany Hall, surprised the election inspectors In his district by walking into the poll ing place five minutes after iL'ey had opened. Mr Croker's ballot was No a, and ballot No 9 was handed to his son. Irank. who accompanied him. Edward P. Jones, a retired merchant who has lived for seven years in a house of which he Is the owner at 333 West Eighty-seventh street, was chal lenged and arrested by a McCullagh . deputy.' It was charged that Mr Jones had registered in Brooklyn. Mr Jones was taken before Magistrate ueuei,. wno said, he was satisfied an error had been made and offered to discharge Mr Jones but the latter re fused to be discharged and demanded that the case be-continued so that he might have the court record In an act- Ion which he said he Intended to bring against the deputy. The case was ad journed until to-morrow and Mr Jones was paroled. "There must be some redress in case of such an outrage, i said Mr Jones. "I shall consult my lawyer at once. I'm the only demo crat in my block and that is the real reason for this most outrageous arrest. There were; a number of arrests dur ing the morning but many If them were due to mistakes, in names or in bouse numbers. One or two unnr- alizcd 'foreigners were arrested. A New YoiJ, Nov 6. Dispatches from various parts in New York state re ceived by the Associated Press up ti ' . 11 o'clock show that the prevalence of weather conditions Is most favorable to the polling of a large vote. A local storm in the Southwestern part of the state.last night made the country roads ba4 thereabouts, but in the genera', re sult this will be scarcely appreciable. B.-B. Odell,' Jr, the republicau can didate for governor; voted among l?e first In his home city, Newburg, nud afterwards reiterated his belief - m a general republican victory. In soma of the Albany election districts nearly aialf the registered voters nad deposit rd .their ballots before 10 o'clock. Af Buffaloj also, the early voting was heavy. At Schenectady to-ibirds of the registered votes had v 3 3t At Cy-5-- V "I W -X Y i i y', 7 t hs ,, , j I: - f mmMti J, r ,.:...wt..!. ul!? w. ,TL Jiii WILLIAM Syraiiise. iu one district with a regii tratiuu of ."38 votes, 322 had beea :at at 10 a. in. The students of Syracuse unive;, ty were challenged as they appeared to vote, but in every case the vote was sworn m. At Rochester, where the ballot mi dlines are being used, the vote prom ises to be the heaviest on record. Boston. Nov G. Weather conditions on an election were never more per fect in this city than they were ihis morning. The air was clear, the sky cloudless and the temperature at 5i degrees above zero. Balloting throughout the twenty-five yards of the city was conducted quietly during the early hours of the morning, but the indications were that a heavy vote wouid be cast. The republicans and democratic leaders iu the various wards were astir early. For pVsident it was generally admitted that Bryan would receive a much heavier vote than iu IS'JG. many gold democrats ) have returned to the fold and a small percentage of anti-imperialist repub licans having decided to vote for the Nebraakaii. Pour years ago MeKin- ley carried Boston by about 1S.O0O plurality. This morning it was claim ed that this margin would be entire ly wiped out. There was much activity to-day in the tenth congressional district, where Congressman H. I". Naphen, demo crat, is having a stiff battle for re election. The republicans concede the election of a democrat in the ninth congressional district but claim that Naphen in the ninth . and John K. Theyer in the third district will be filled by the republican nominees. The democrats claim that they will elect all three. SEVERAL CLASHES TO-DAY. Philadelphia. Pa, Nov G. Election day in this city and state opened with ideal weather. In this state the polls open at 7 a. m. and close at 7 p. m. The most active interest is being taken in the election and in many of the voting lire ;incts in this city an unus ually lare number of votes polled in the f t hour. In the third con gressional' district, where Representa tive McAleer. democrat, is being op posed by Henry Burke, republican, the most bitter feeling prevails. Witli ing the first hour several clashes be tween opposing forces took place, but there were no serious results. Apart from the third congressional district, interest centers in the various legislative contests where the regular republicans are being opposed by fusion tickets supported by democrats and anti-Quay republicans. VOTNG EARLY AT CHICAGO. Chicago, Not 6. The polls opened In this city at G o'clock this morning and by 7 o'clock it was estimated that twenty per cent of the registered vote of 401,717 had been cast. The day began with the sky dull, but with clear, crisp air. The vote did not come out as rapidly as it did four years ago when it was estimated that fully thirty per cent' of the registered yote was cast during the first hour. De spite the tardiness in depositing bal lots early, party managers .expressed the opinion that a -full vote would be brought out before the closing of the polls at 4 o'clock. Early advices from throughout' the state to-day show that generally fav orable weather prevailed., and that a heavy vote was being polled. . At some points light showers were re ported, but it is not thought that the vote will be affected and at botli re publican and democratic state head quarters confidence was expressed that anti-election figures on the re sult will be realized. A good deal of scratching was re ported at several points, notablv . in the Cook county precincts outside of the fity of Chicago, but in spite of this voting proceeded rapidly. ' . 3o disturbances' were reported anywhere. ' HE-VEST SA YS. LANDSLIDE. ( Chicago, Not G.-W.,- R. Heirrst, president of the National Association of Democratic Clubs., says that "the dispatches h$ has already received from all over the country indicate a landslide for Bryan. ,; . AN ELECTION .SNARL. Jonesboro. I1L Nov G. In a quarrel over politics at Lick creek last night. John Kirby. democrat, was shot jnnd killed bv Jack Thornton, a republican. J. BRYAN MUST VOTE SECRETLY. Detroit. Mich, Nov (. Certain repub lican managers went to District Judge Swau yesterday and represented that in certain of the Il!sh precincts the custom has prevailed of permitting men to prepare ballots for voters open ly in presence of all bystanders. Judge Swan accordingly issued an ordJ to the United States marshal's office to send deputies to precincts in the uf'h. seventh and ninth wards. Deputy United States Marshal Taylor saiil the ofiiecrs would not interfere with the voting but would ascertain" If the voters were instructed openly, and l! so. lay the information before the United States commissioner. Providence. R. I., Nov G. Through out Rhode Island the weather was clear, bright and sunny, an ideal day for a large vote. In Providence, where the polls opened at sunrise, a very large vote was expected, because of a close mayoralty election. The re-election of Congressmen Bull and Copron in Rhode Island is consid ered certain by pluralities about the same as four years ago. when Bull re ceived S.S3G plurality out of 27.2GS. and Capron S.r24 out of 2!.K;1. The republicans expect a sllghtlv increased plurality for McKiuley over the 22,000 of four years ago. White River Junction, Vt, Nov G. Vermont freemen vored oulv for presidential electors to-day, and the size of the vote polled was considered as depending upon patriotism, of citi zens. Weather conditions were most favorable, the day opening cool and clear. The indications were good that a large vote would be cast, considering; that no campaign work has been done here. In the past few days consider able New Hampshire Bryan monev. seeking the short end of odds 2 to' on McKinley. which had lieen sent over here, has all been covered. Cincinnati. O.. Nov 0. Superb weather, clear, cool. w:th white frost. . ....... v.l.,, . HCIt' ill all the booths at 5 o'clock, and voting proceeded as rapidly as the judges could furnish tickets, about seventy- me an nonr. The interest was in tense and brought out the full vote. Fort Wayne. Ind, Nov G. Voting began with a rush. when the polls opened at G o'clock this morning. In terest is intense, and at S o'clock a heavy vote had already been polled. The vote promises to be unprecedeut edly large. The weather is ideal, with a cloudless sky and crisp but pleasant atmosphere. Cleveland. O.. Nov G. Election day in this city opened clear and cold. Voting during the early' hours of the day was unusually heavy. As a re sult of a big registration over 82.000 it will be necessary in some pre cincts that the ballots be cast at the average rate of one each minute throughout the day in order to per mit all qualified persons to vote. ; Denver.- Col. Nov 6.-i-Throngs were gathered at sill the "voting places in tins itywlien the poUs'opened at 7 a. m., amcr: voting proaeeded rnpldlv. The weather is fine and the vote will be the heaviest ever cast in Colorado. Five hundred republicans have been appointed deputv sheriffs by Sheriff Jones, and they insist upon serving at the polls to-dny. although the commis sions were revoked by the board of eountv commissioners. About l.fiOO special policemen were apDointed and instructed to arrest any denuty sher iff or other. person who might attempt to interfere with voters.. . Baltimore. Nov 6. No more perfect day has ever dawned in Maryland than tlmtr upon which the result of the -campaign in this state is to be de cided by the voters. The polls opened at G a. Jtn-i and iu 304 precincts it was estimated that one-fourth of the bal lots had been cast by 8 o'clock. There were no disturbances. . The polling booths outside the city did not open until 8 'clock. The beautiful weather throughout the state makes It proba ble thr.t the heaviest , vote ever cast "vafive estimate, based on the TegiR i,..v..i.' iiiiiicuies that 2U0.00O - votes will be cast in the state. In 1890, the total vote cast was 249,000, BRYAN MAKES GAINS. Town' of Avon First to Report Vote- Gain Also in Acushnet. Boston, Nov G. The first vote in the state to be announced to-day was from A.vou. The polls closed at 1 o'clock and at 2:15 the results were given as lollows: Bryan and Stevenson loO, and McKinley and Roosevelt 174. In 1800 the vole stood Bryan 119, ami McKinley 237. Boston. Nov 6. The vote of the town of Acushnet to-day is as follows: Bryan 1G, McKinley 177. In lS'JJ Bry an had 10 and McKinley 177. THE PRESIDENT VOTES. Canton. Nov 0. President McKinley cast his hallo t at 9:20 this morning, voting the straight republican tick et, lie was accompanied to the polls by Judge Day and several other gen tlemen and greeted the knots of people in front of the house. The president received dispatches from the leaders in New York expressing their confi dence in the results. BRYAN CASTS HIS VOTE. Lincoln. Nov ti. William .leimincrs Bryan returned to Lincoln at 10::;j una morning, a i ter spenuuig me iiigut. ill Omaha. His first act to swear in his vote and then cast it. He voted the straight democratic ticket, na tional, state and congress. CLEVELAND AT THE TOLLS. Princeton, N. J Nov !. Forme! President Grover Cleveland arrived in New York at 12:"7 ami was driven at once to a polling place and voted. Hi then went to his home. Richmond, Va, Nov G. The weather is clear and cool. Except in the three close congressional' districts, the sec ond, ninth and tenth, where the re publicans have a lighting chance, the voting promises to be spiritless. In the state at large, winch will aggre gate some 20.000 plurality for Bryan, and in the other seven congressional districts which are regarded as sure ly democratic, neither republicans nor democrats are likely to poll anything like a full vote. Portland. Me. Nov 0. Election day in Maine dawned clear and cool, with not a cloud in the sky. In the city a fairly large vote was thrown in the early morning and it was expected that despite the unseeming uncertain ty the hue weather would bring out nearly the full vote. Only the. nation al candidates were voted to-day. the state officers having been chosen in September. From various parts of the state reports came that the election was proceeding quietly. New Orleans. Nov G. Election day opened in Louisiana with indications of showers in the western portion of the state'find in New Orleans. The vot ing was slow and there was apparent ly only half-hearted interest in the re sult, due to the belief nmong democrats that Bryan and Stevenson and the con gressional ticket will make a clean sweep of 1he state. Raleigh. N. C. Nov G. Interest in to-day's voting in North Carolina cen tered around the United States sena torship. The two candidates. -Tulinn S. Carr and F. U. Simmons. ?riduird in a particularly nctive caninnign. The state is considered safe for Bryan and the . vote promises to be very heavy. The weather is clear and cool. Louisville. Ky, Nov G. Finer weath er for election day could not have been asked than that which prevailed in Louisville to-day. It was just the kind calculated to bring out an im mense vote. At 0 o'clock, when the polls opened, there was a long line of voters at every precinct. From the way voting began the indications were that a majority of the baifots would be cast before noon and that the larg est vote ever known in Louisville will lie cast. Columbus. O.. Nov G. Election day opened bright and crisp and all indica tions were for a tremendous poll. In the down town precincts at 7:30 o'clock the ballots were being cast at the rat of one a minute. Beside the national election, great interest centered in the conirivsionnl contest, n big fight being made on Congressman Lentz. Youngstown. O., Nov G. Election day opened clear and cool. At 9 o'clock the votes were coming in fast and a very heavy vote will be polled. Salt Lake. Utah. Nov G. Clear weather prevailed in this city an-,' throtrghout Utah to-day. Indication i are for the heaviest vote in the history of Utah. Indianapolis. Ind. Nov G. Earty re ports from' the state showed perfect election weqther. The early vote was uniformly heavy. Precincts in the state In 1890. 3.120. this year 3.302. Republican plurality in 189G, 18,181. To overcome this the democrats must make a gain in round cumbers of three votes per precinct. Charleston, W. Va. Nov G. But few nepple were on the streets early ow ing to the cold, but a large vote was promised. Interest appears strong. - San Francisco. Cal, Nov G. To-day was fair and the indications are that a heavy vote will be oast in this city and state. The campaign was conduct ed without bitterness. The state is confidently claimed br Tiofn pnr-ties, each by a pluralityof 12,000 to 15,000. ' Dttiuth. Minn. Nov G. WJeather cool and cloudy. : Indications are for a heavy vote. , - Denver. Col. Nov G. One policeman was killed and three were Injured in a fight nt a polling place in the lower part of the city early to-day. Saratoga. N. Y.. Nov 0. The weath er here to-day is clear, d cool. A very heavy vote is being polled.. i ' Concord. N. H.. Nov 0. In Concord the polls opened in nil the wards at 9 o'clock. A There were, a considerable pt'nibef of early voters: but no disor der and little excitement, ., I I HEAVY VOTE HERE Waterbury Electors Turn Out in Large Numbers. THE VOTE AT THREE O'CLOCK The Weather Was Perfect and Several cf the Oldest Voters Were on Their Way to the Polls Before 8 O'clock Democrats on the Inside Say Bryan Will Carry the City. The great political contest wnicli nas b-en-waged with so much interest for the past few weeks is on iu earnest to-day and the electors of Waterbury and ail over the United States are fast determining by their ballots which shall it be. Bryan or McKinley. The weather Is most propitious for the oc casion, sunshine and a clear sky over head and the streets beneath the feet of the swaying throngs of busy people in as good condition as thev wore (lur ing the summer season. The air is in vigorating and people who are not too much occupied with the work incident to the great battle regard it as a glori ous outing and appear to enjoy rush ing from one voting district to another inquiring. "Who's ahead?" and in most instances not caring which. But as a rule all sire interested one way or another, if not for the whole ticket on either side, for particular persons on if. so that the number of people about the streets who have no choice are few and far between. In Waterbury th- war !s being waged with more thin ordinary vigor by both parlies, p.ud this was made mnnifest at an early hour, the number of votes polled in the forenoon being larger than at nny receding election in this town. The democrats an con fident cf sweeping the town, while the republicans are enually sanguine that thev will be ahead when the votes are counted, and there rni are. The dem ocrats are out in full force and are working like beavers for the whole ticket, so tint no matter what the re- srlt m"v show, the managers will hrtve left r-othirt"- undone on their part that would be likely to further the in terest of the ticket and every man on It. The officials were as follows: First ward, modern tor. C. C. Oommerford: checker. M. W. Kenny: den"tv reg'v traiv Irving J. Emerson: ballot booth tenders. James J. Tierney: envelone booth fonder. Arthur C Oriswold: ushers. F. F. Marsh and Frank Cnsev. Second . ward, moderator. Mark S. Chipman: checker. John ,F. Oarren: deputy registrar. George C. Chapman: envelope booth tenders. Fred Camp bell and Michael Delanev; ballot booth tenders. Thomas Russell and Albro Snovill: ushers. James J. Bahan and Charles W. Hubbell. Third ward, mod erator. Daniel E. Fitzpntrick: checker. A. I. Goodrich: demit v registrar. Frank Sheridan: ballot booth tender. TTenry W. Satchwell and Jonn M. Sullivan: envelope booth tenders. George R- Ab bott and Daniel J. Madden: ushers, Ttenrv Wtrren and Edwfl'-d Cnst!nn. Fourth ward moderator, W. A. Rob- Win! checker. Frnmr J. Srrr slsr- writers. Louis Arena mheault. Fred Bartlett: ballot- booth. Tatrick J. Oran dem James IT. Harrison: envelope borth. William J. Dunphv. S. C. Gay lord: ushers. Michael Sullivan. Charles .T.-Kineu deputies. Edward P. Piatt. Thomas Maimer. Fifth district, mod erator, D. J. Slnvln: checker. E. T. Crocker;' slin'-writers, Charles Doher ty, John J. Howard : ballot booth, John Pvean: William R. McVittte: envel ope booth. O. J. Corden. T-. W. Lttlnm: ushers. John J. Fitzgerald. II. J. Hur lock: deputies. John C. Allman, II. B. Smith.. ' At 10:"G o'clock the vote stood as follows: First ward. GOO: second ward. Of - third ward 7S0: fourth ward. 700; fifth ward.' 1.100.- Total vote. 3.792. -Tn. '189.6 at this hour the total ,vote polled was 3.375. ' At 1 o'clock, the first ward had polled i372; second. .- 1.190: third. 1.4SI: fourth", 1,420; fifth, 1,300; total vote, 6,823, ' ';" - The total vottrpolled in 1S0G nt Jhls hour was 0.00 1. v.v At 3 o'clock the vote stood: First ADLAI E. STEVENSON. . . i , - i. ward. 1.500; second, 1,-100: third, 1.770: fourth. 1.G24; fifth. .1,-120: total. 7.774. At 3 o'clock. November 3. l.SOii, Un vote in the various wards was us fol lows: First. 1.G00; second, 1.7-10; third, ti.'O: fourth. l.."i0U; fifth, 1.100; total, ti.O.'iO. The total vote that could he cast in the six voting districts is as follows: First. 1.970: second. 1.002; third. 2.17.V. fourth." 2.or,S; fifth, 1.757; sixth, 32U: total, 9.SSL!. Notrs. Not an arrest was madf ir.rinr the day. E. B. Reiley was Jn charge of the carriages at the fifth ward and han dled them in such a w;:y that the. own ers of the vehicles lost no time fooling around the polls. liarry intrant s stock took finite a drop this afternoon. The belting was two to one on Kennedy and tiier was no Dnrant money tu he had at that, or even at bigger odds. Sheriff McDonald never looked pret tier than he did to-day in his regular blue shirt. He was in the pink of con dition for the fray and got in some tell ing thrusts at the enemy in the several districts. Mayor Kilduff. City Clerk Ryan and Comptroller Russell were on deck at an early hour this morning and ap peared to be in all parts of ihe ciiy during the day wherever their service? were needed. Judge Cole got off the joke cf the day. Speaking about ihe election "and the way it was going." he said lhat a man who is mean enough to take a few dollars for his vote is mean enough to vote as he pleases. v llliam McGrath was one of the most conspicuous workers for the dem ocrats at the fifth ward. He wore a new sunflower hat and drove 'olie of his own trotters. He was 'Mffljmqrt with bringing in more voters than any other man who lent, a hand. In order to give employes an oppor tunity to vote the New England Watch Co did not bejrin work this morning until 8 o'clock: the Rogers & Tiros con cern gave its em;.'oyes two hours for dinner. Other concerns in the -ity treated its laborers in a like manner, and it was no fault of theirs if the men did not vote. Michael Wallace, or.e of Waterbury's veteran democrats, who has been ill for the past few weeks, could not con tent himself -in the house to-day, and started to walk to the polls. He was giving out. when one of the hackmen picked him up near St Ann's church and took him to the polls, where he deposited a clean democratic ticket. He said he felt that this is the last time he will have an opportunity of voting at a national election, and he was bound not to miss it. There was a little row at the fifth ward between -Officer Noonau and Dr Hayes, but it did not amount to much. It all grew out of a difference about speaking to voters within seventy-five feet,4)f the voting booth. This wa's followed by a demand, on tile part of the democrats for the removal of the big posters placed on the booth, tell ing everyone to vote for George L. Lilley and F. M. Peasley. the objectors claiming that this was a plain case of soliciting votes right at. the entrance ta th- Ixtotb- B order of rtlu select men. Constable Carmody covered the posters with white paper, but this wa.i promptly torn down by H. J. Ilurlock. who said that he had orders from other parties to do so. and that lie had been informed that If anvthing came of it they would stand behind him. Then the storv went around that- the officers were favoring the republicans by permitting them to flaunt their post ers in the people's faces at the booth, while a democrat "dassant" sneak to a man inside the lines. The next move was another order from the se lectmen to remove nil posters off the booth -And then Constable Carmody and John Brophy went at "Lilley and Peatley-' with a iackknife and a brick bat and battered-them up -so badly that their best friends could not rec ognize them. ' This caused Mr Hnr lock to weep, but he- was powerless to prevent the "attack," and looked on In utter dismay. - " - - .New Haven. Nov G. The mid-day reports from the state indicate that one of the features of the election will be found in the tremeadous vote that is cast. The weather is superb through out the state and the republicans claim the state by 25,000. The demoerat3 concede the state to McKinley,- but they claim the whole state ticket and other officers. - . - PERFECT WEATHER.IN CONCORD Concord. N. II., Nov 'G Electa day in New Hampshire opened wita perfect weather and not a cloud in tlm , sky. This is expected to bring out the largest vote cast in New Hampshire", s'.uce 1S92. There were very few an-i s?ntees from the polls early to-day," an;l . judging from past years this was taken to mean a proportionally in creased republican plurality for presi dent, governor and both congressmen. FOR A CONSTITUTION. Cubans Meet to Frame Governmental Foundations. . HAVANA, Nov. G. The Cuban consti tutional convention rat-t in the Marti theater yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Lcag before that hour the theater was Crowded. Many thousands were unable to gain ndmitt;' v-cc, and the streets iD the neighborhood were blocked with peo ple. General Wood and his staff, accom panied by General Fitz-Hugb. Lee and liis staff, received an ovation on enter ing, the baud playing "America." Seuor Cisneros and General Itlvera escorted General Wood to the platform, and he almost immediately opened the conven tion. ' - - - "As tbo militarv ?Qvernor of the island of Cuba and representing the president -af the United States," he said, "I call Ihis convention to order. It will be yout duty first of all to frame and adopt a constitution for Cuba and when that has . been done to formulate What, in youi opinion, ought to be the relations be-t'.vjj.-u Cuba and the United States. he constitution must be adequate to secure stable, orderly and free govern ment. . When you have formulated the relations which, in your opinion, ought to exist between Cuba and the United States, the government of the United States will doubtless take such action on its pait us shall lead to a final and authoritative agreement between the peo ple of the two countries to the promotion of their common interests. "AH friends of Cuba will follow youi deliberations with ihe deepest interest, . earnestly desiring that you shall reach just conclusions and that by the dignity, individual self restraint and wise con servatism which shall characterize your proceedings the capacity of the Cuban people for representative government may be signally illustrated. "The fuuuauieutul distinction between true representative government and a dictatorchip is that in the former every representative of the people in whatever office confines himself strictly within -the limits of his defined powers. Without such restraint there cannot be free coa- . stitutional government. REMAINS IDENTIFIED. Winsted, Nov G. The remains of the unknown man thai were found by tne side of the Central New England rail road tracks, near Bloomfield early Sunday morning, have been identified as those of Thomas Shebot. a French man, .whose home was in New Hart ford. He was married. Shebot went to Hartford Saturday to witness the parade and was returning home on the special train. It is believed that he got off at Bloonifield and was walking on the track when struck by the train. CABOLIC ACID AGAIN. Meriden. Nov 0. Barton A. Balkow, 49 years of age. took an ounce of car bolic acid at midnight with suicidal intent and died at six o'clock this morning. lie was in prosperous cir cumstances and no reason is given for the act. He leaves a widow and lour children. CITY NEWS. Williritn F. Squires, driver of the supply wagon at the Burton street engine house, has been granted a week's vacation.' During his absence his place will be filled by William Riley, a stoker at the same house, and one of the most popular members-of the paid tire department. At the meeting of the delegates of the Connecticut luterscholastic league in New Haven yesterday afternoon at which Jesse Devine of this city was present, it was voted that the final game for the championship of the .-. Connecticut luterscholastic league and the Yale cup will be played at the Yale 'Varsity field at 10 o'clock on Sat urday morning between the Ayater bury and Meriden High school ele vens. The game is being played in the morning because Yte pfiys the Carlisle Indians in the afternoon. From remarks made by Wheeler, dele gate from Bridgeport, at the meeting, it is thoughttlnit the Bridgeport High school will hand its resignation as a member of the league at the next meeting and will join the Trinity league. As stated in the Democrat several weeks ago. this year will iu all probability see the finish of the Connecticut luterscholastic league. WEATHER REPORT, Washington. Nov G. For Connecti cut: Fair to-uiglit and Wednesday; light west winds, becoming variable. Weather . notes-. A . little cloudy weather prevails iu the western por tion of the Lake region and the upper Mississippi valley. The only places where it was storming at S a. m. were St Paul and Sault Ste Marie where it was snowing. Conditions favor cool pleasant weather for this vicinity, i Observations taken at 8 a. m.: Barom. Tern. W. Wca. Bismarck .... Boston Buffalo Cincinnati . . Chicago Deliver Helena . . . Jackosnville . Kansas City . Nantncket . New Haven . New Orleans. New York . . Fittsburg .30.16 32 NW Cloudy .29.94 44 W Clear . . .30.08 40 NW Clear .30.18 .30.12 .30.20 .30.14 36 S"B Clear 40 W ' Cloudy 33 S Clear - 44 SW Pt Cldy r8 N It Cldy 46 S Clear 45 NW Clear . 42 W Clear G2 "Np Cloudy 44 . NW Clear 35 NW Clear 46 ' S Pt Cldy 36 NE Snow'g 42 W. Clear .30.06 .29.96 i 29.99 .30.10 .30.08 .30.14 .30.12 .30.12 .30.16 'St Louis ... St Paul ... . Washington