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WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER;- 9, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. I Attorney General Davies Letter - Made Public. NO FURTHER PROCEEDINGS Ha Says, Should Be Taken in the Matter Unless Charges Can Be Sus tained Agiust Mayor Van Wyck The Mayors Action in Buying Stock Not Sufficient Evidence of a Criminal Intent, New York, Nov 9. In connection with the answer of Mayor Van Wyck to the allegation that he had violated the law in sanctioning a contract be tween the city and the American Ice Cc, of which the mayor was a stock holder, then.- is published to-day a let ter da October 4, from Attoruey Gfiierai Davies to Coveraor Roosevelt, .informing him of the nature of Mayor Van Wyck'a reply. Further on in bis let'.or to the governor, the attorney: nciicrnl says: "The mayor by bis answer admits that 'during bis incumbency of the vffiee be has been ihe owner of shares of stock in the American Ice Co. He 'also admits that'during the period in which be was ihe owner of such stock the American lee Co had contracts with the city for the sale of ice to various departments of the city and for the leasing of docks belonging to the city. 'In my opinion the owner of stock in the corporation is interested within the meaning of that word as employed in section 1,523 of the Greaier New York cbaarter in a contract between the corporation and the city." Further on in his letter he says: "In order to justify the mayor's re moval I do not believe that it is neces sary to establish a case against him upon which he could be convicted of a crime under the provisions of section 1.533 above referred to. but I do be lieve there should be clear and satis factory evidence of bis moral guilt. "The answer shows that when the mayor acquired bis stock in the Amer ican Ice Co it had no business relations with the city of New York, and did not have for a long time afterward, and that as soon as he discovered that it bad such relations he immediately commenced to dispose of his stock. The answer also contains the most ex plicit denial of any intention of creat ing or fostering a mononoly or of any knowledge or in forma I in of such a scheme. With a single exception the answer is very complete and satisfac tory. "The exception to which I refer is the admission contained in the answer that the mayor bought the stock in question from the president of the American Ice Co and gave him prom issory notes for $200,000 -in payniget of the greater part of the same. Cer tain inferences may. -perhaps, be legit imately drawn from this transaction, .but standing alone it is not sufficient evidence of a criminal intent. "It is of the utmost importance that 10 further proceedings should be :aken in this matter unless you are satisfied that the charges can be sus tained. The mayor of the greatest city in America should not be humili .ated by being placed upon trial upon charges which are groundless or which cannot be proven. "Under all these circumstances, and In view of the fact that the charges are made upon information and belief, and that Mr Hayes and Mr Peckham appear to have practically withdrawn from the case, and considering the great expense both to the mayor and to the state involved in such a trial, t believe 'that before a commissioner is iijjjjuiu ten ui iuv luiuifi pi uceemiijtu taken in this matter, yon should re quire the petitioners to place you in possession of evidence which standing nione and undisputed would justify the removal of the mayor. ' "In my judgment the mavor's an swer should not be made public at this time. As I have already stated, its denial? and allegations are , clear and expucii. ana it niignt at once tie sug gested that the charges sCiould be dis missed or that a commissioner should at once be appointed and the mayor given a speedy opportunity to exoner ate himself. "Yon are powerless to act. in this matter during your absence from this state. Yon cannot appoint a commis sioner until yon reach this state, and T am informed that. Mr Woodruff will decline to take the responsibility of apopinfing one.-' - The World to-day. in view of Mayor Van Wyck's answer to the charges that he was Improperly interested In the American ice Jo, prints tne following copyor.neicgram wnicu, n says, was sent to Governor Roosevelt by B. B. Odell. chairman of the state republican committee ana. republican - candidate for 'governor: ' -. . ' - September 26.' 1900. ; 'To Theodore-Roosevelt, Governor of New York. . Cripple Creek. Col: ,vire Aiiorufj-ueuerai javies to be snre not to give out to the report ers the Van Wyck answer at this time. If innst be held until -after, the elec-i Jion is over.' ; This would imperil our chances and get ns Into a serious wran gle. I have also wired Davies. - s.-.' - "B. B. . ODELL." 'A reporter of the, Associated Press was showed the foregoing-telegram to Mr Odell at his home in Nowburg to day and asked him whether the tele gram had been sent by .hlrn. The governor-elect" replied that he must decline to-be interviewed ou the subject ELECTION IN ST, JOHNS. St Johns. N. F., Nov S. The first . election returns Vecelved in the colon ial general election' held yesterday fav or Mr Reid. The Brigus district elects Mr MacKay, the tory candidate, by a, jnajority. of fifty-four.. -,The same dis trict gave a, tory majority ; of ; 515; In the'las election. - - ; ' EXPRESS TRAINS COLLIDE. ;. Offenbach, ' Hesse, Noy '9 Two et l - morning between' ' thin place and Frtfukf urt-cri-the-Main.- ' A'-4ias ! reser voir exploded, setting flrp to jtbe wreck-1 age, v and' jieven persona .were , burned to death' OOd toot Tferenjnred, r ;;, BROKEN IN HEALTH. Metho'dist Episcopal Bishop Returns From India. Chicago, Nov 0.-Broken in health by reason of the Jmiilships and priva tions of the fearful famine in- India. Bisfliop J. M. . Thoburn of Bombay, representatives of the Methodist Epis copal church in India and Occanica has returned to this country after 41 years of active service in the Orient. He will leave for Cincinnati to-morrow. B.-p Thobourn's district include the Philippine Islands and he frequently has been in Luzon and the outlying islands since the American occupa tion. "The Tagalos are really the only tribe of consequence that is opposing American authority in the islands." aid Bishop Thoburn. "The American troops will have a difficult time in put tins down the insurrection, but as soon as the situation will permit of the commencement of railroad build ing, tbu opening of the mines of the tilling of farms, the natives will cease the' warfare. Just as soon as the Americans give conclusive proof of their intention to remain, the rebellion will be on its last legs. "I do not wish to talk politics," said the bishop, iu response to a. question, "but there is no doubt that the result of the election on Tuesday will have a wonderful effect on the situation in the islands. The Tagalos are among the, most highly cultured races in the Orient, and all are anxious to learn English." WALL STREET DOINGS. Stocks Took a Buoyant Turn Early This Morning. Wall Street. 11 a. in. The market took a buoyant turn for some of the specialties which were features yes terday, notably the local tractions, Sugar, People's Gas and Leather. These stocks jumped about IVj each and American Car and Tennessee Coal rose 2V and the steel group was strong as a whole. Railroads did not partici pate to any noteworthy extent, large sales being made under cover of the movement in the industrials. Never theless the major portion of the open ing losses were recovered and a few stocks got up above yesterday's close. Long Island jumped 10 points to 74 on one transaction and New York Air Brake was 4V, points better. At 11 o'clock the market was very irregular. the local tractions and industrial specialties showing weakness, while the steel group and some of the rail roads forged strongly upwards. Wall Street, 10:10 a. m. The diver gent tendency between railroads and industrial stocks was even more dis tinct this morning than yesterday. Practically without exception railroads were lower on selling -to take profits which began in London before the opening here. Northern Pacific dropped 1. but rallied a point. On the other hand People's Gas. the local tractipa..stocks and several of the steel stocks moved sharplv upwards, but Federal Steel fell 1. The market was animated and dealings widely dis triubted.' FIRST SNOW STORMS. Geneva, N. Y., Nov 9. The first snow storm of the season is prevailing here. The snow has been falling since early morning, but melts rapidly. Malone, N. Y., Nov 9. Following the heavy rain storm of Thursday, snow began falling here and continues unabated. A telephone message from the adirondacks reports four inches of snow and good prospects for deer bunting in the closing days of the open season. ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS. Havre, Nov 9. Arrived: Steamer L'Aquatalne, from New York. Boston, Nov 9. Arrived: Steamer Commonwealth, from Liverpool and Queenstown. New YorkT Nov 9. Arrived: Steam ers Helios from Rotterdam; Citta Di Messina, from Palermo. . .New York, Nov 9. Arrived: Steam er Pennsylvania, from Hamburg. GENERAL MATHER DEAD. .New York. Nov 9. General. Freder ick Ellsworth Mather died at his home in this city to-day, from a complica te of diseases. He was born in Windsor, Connecticut, May 23. 1809. He was the sole surviving member of the original fourteen, who founded the popular society- in Yale university called the "Skull and Bones." He en tered Yale in 1S32 and the society was formed the. same year. ; v ' FACTORY SHUT DOWN. 'Middletown.'Nov 9.-Rogers & Hub bard's factory, which makes fertilizer products, was shut down to-day on ac count of tpe breaking of a crank which wa sconnected with the engine. Three hundred bands are thrown out of em ployment and will have to remain out until an electric motor can be procured. ' PLAGUE IN ARGENTINE. New York. Nov 9, -The government of Argentine says a. -Herald dispatch from Buenos Ayres. haw published a decree declaring that villa . Conception ia infected with -the plague,-and that other Paraguayan ports are suspicious. ' : v ; , V MANY VESSELS WRECKED. , St Petersburg, Nov 9. The Novoe Vremya says two steamers and twen ty odd sailing vessels were-wrecked in the Black Sea during the - recent storms, several foundering; wijh their entire crews. . .., , - v ... MARCJUS DALY BETTER. -Ncw-3Tork, Nov iJ. Marcus Daly ot Montana, "who is. HI at the Hotel Netherlands.-, was -reported -much: better day. He is said ito 'be stronger thau . for .some. days past,1- -i... i , : LORD MAYORS. SjKOW. "." .- f, London, ;fJoy.-!.9.-The: lord lhayor's show? was orifoegged to-day... b3f large crowds. It ?quisted f ihe us oat gilt and ermine features tH'tli J-t'-i' I 111! C0I&I. Eugene y. Debs Came Next to Bryan in Race. Several Others Did Not Have Enough Votes to Make a Decent Showing Some State Election Returns from Kansas, Oregon and Idaho. Chicago, Nov 9. Besides McKinley and Bryan there were live other men iu ihe field with aspirations to the of fice of president of the United States. Iu Chicago. ICuseuo V. Debs as head of the social democratic ticket led the Other minor candidates by a total vote of 5,0122. John G. Woqlley, the prohi bition candidate, came second with a vote of 3,y."5. At the national prohibition quarters it was estimated last night that the tntal vote- in the nation would exceed 400,000. This estimate was' based on the receipt of about -100 telegrams re ceived from twenty-eight states. This is more than three times the vote cast for Levriug in 389(5. Mr Wooiley anticipates a vote ap proaching 500,000, basing his claims upon the country precincts which are yet to report. Indiana, Ohio, Michi gan, New York and Pennsylvania are thought to have polled a prohibition vote fully four times as large as in lS9d. Illinois is estimated at nearly thre times the vote of 1S9G, or 27,000. Topeka, Kan. Nov 9. Unofficial re turns from all the counties give Mc Kinley 23.835 plurality: Stanley, r, for governor, 19,409 plurality. Portland. Ore, Nov 9. Based on re turns from four-fifths of the total vote of Washington, McKinley has a plural ity of 11,304. Boise. Idaho, Nov 9. Out of proba bly 50.000 votes cast in the state 44.340 have been beard from on president. The figures stand: Bryan, 22.753; Mc Kinley. 21,581. Bryan's majority, 1, 172. The legislature stands twenty republicans to forty-two fusionists. There are several seats in doubt, but the fusionists will have a large ma jority after these are settled. The fu sion state ticket will have several hun dred more majority than the national ticket. Louisville, Ky. Nov 9. The situation in Kentucky to-day may be summed up as follows: The democrats claim the election of the entire state ticket. The republicans claim that if Mr Yerkes, the1 republican candidate for governor, is beaten, it was done by unfair means. CAUSE OF STORM. Attributed to Warm Wave from the South Striking Cold North Wind. New Haven. Nov 9. The electrical disturbance which accompanied the storm early this morning was particu1 larly severe in this section, though no damage of much consequence is report ed. The lightning display was vty brilliant and was accompanied by sev eral terrific peals of thunder which aroused the whole city shortly before 5 o'clock. Local weather bureau officials say the disturbance was a part of the gen eral movement of the storm across the lake region from the northwest, and that early this morning it wa3 very nearly central over this section. In five minutes during the height of the disturbance one-quarter of an inch of rain fell. Aside from that shower, the precipitation thus far. however, lifts been small. The unusual phenom enon of a thunder shower in Novem ber is said to be due to the collision of tlie warm wave from the south, which has prevailed for several days, with a cold wind from the north. Torrington. Nov 9. The electrical storm early this morning was followed by a snow storm which began after 9 o cloctc and has continued ever since. The fields are white with snow, al though the snow rapidly melts on the bare ground. Woodbury, Nov 9. The heaviest electrical storm of the year visited this town about midnight Wednesday night- There was a terrific downpour of water, the roads were washed and all the streams overflowed. The rain fall cirfounted to over two inches. Dur ing the storm the house of Henry Traver wjs struck by lightning. The roof and cornices were very badly damaged. None of the Inmates was injured. The house of Wilbur D. Tuttle was also struck shortly after. His house was badly damaged, but it is covered by Insurance. The family was stunned, but no one exopricneed any serlons results. . A peculiarity of .the storm was the fact that no fire fol lowed the bolts of lightning. Winsted. Nov 9. This city was vis ited With several-kinds of weather to da v, "winding up with a snow storm which at 3 o'clock had deposited six Inches of snow. This morning shortly after daybreak . there was a severe thunder and lightning storm, accom panled bv a heavy, rainfall. 'Ait? o'clock there was a rainbow: nf-vifi o'clock a heavy :suow storm set In and continued all through the day.'-' Wrord was received from Norfolk, a little place north of here, that the residents pn that way 'were enjoying sleigh rides." - , '.'- - : . :i "WILL TAKE A REST. -1 The Hon George P. McLean, governor-elect, - will start to-morrow for the rest that ho so much fieeds and will not! be home again until about De cember .1. He has been speakhig for some weeks with his throat in very bad condition and the speaking has helped his candidacv, -but not done the throat any;. good." Ho now -needs, ret, and hnnge"aad is gobig'TO ffet it , He -will : not be" In 'Hartford tefoire;'starj; ingiway. rf: t ' ' ' . . . ,,'y FATAL "MIVT2 EXTPLOSIOS. :-Pot t s vine,? I;i, o v 0. A terr iflo ;.ex plosion of gas occurred to-day in Bucfc Mountain colliery, near Mahanoy City. Three of the thirty men in the mine . were killed. . ... MANY'HOUSES BURNED. 1. Disastrous Fire at a. Summer Resort 'Near New Orleans. New Orleans,' Nov. 9. Upwards of seventy-five houses were destroyed by lire at Biloxi, Miss, a summer resort eight miles from-this e.ty. The fire broke out. -shortly after midnight, and ii heavy gale blew thu tlamos from Ihe Louisville and Nashville depot' to the beaeb. The small fire department was powerless to stay the flames and many houses were torn down to check the spread of the conflagration. The Catholic church, convent and schools, newspaper fAees, many business bouses and residences have been con sumed. Hundreds are rendered home less and the loss will be over $300,000. QUAY AN S ANTI-QUAY. Fmr uMtr Ctatdmt of Blcs tin Ula Opponent V u u u i m . PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8 Foimei Senator M. S. Quay, who left this morn ing for Florida gave out the following statement for publication: "The contest on Tuesday resulted ia a s.veepinir vic tory for the stalwart Republicans of the state. The senate will he organized by the regulars bo matter what statement! to the contrary may be made by insur gent or hostile newspapers. Senator W. B. Snyder of Chester coanty will be elected president pro tern, of the senate, and Reprejentati-re W. T. Marshall, a stalwart from Allegheny county, will be elected speaker of the house. I will be elected United States senator by nbove 150 votes out of a total vote of 254 od the first ballot in joint assembly." State Senators David Martin, William Magee, J. L. jlynn and J. H. Cochian, who have been among the most active ol the political leaders in opposition to the return of former United States Senator Quay to the senate, met in this city yei terdny and discussed plans for a continu ation of the light against Mr. Quay in the legislature which will meet in Janu ary. Senator Martin in a statement made by him said: "Quay will not be elected United States senator. We will without doubtj hare a majority of the legislature en joint ballot." CONSTITUTION PLANS. Deflnlav Cafca'a Ralatlsns to-United Stataa a. Piajoult Task. HAVANA, Nv. 9. The committee on rules of the Cuban constitutional conven tion is discussing the advisability of hold ing secret, sessions after the permaaent organization has been effected, which will prebably take.jilace at the reopening of the convention !net Monday. . Senores Capbto," Tamayo and Rivera re the most prominent candidates for the presidency of the convention. La Lucha says: "The difficulty will not be in drawing up a constitution, but in reaching an agreement as to the relations which are te subsist between Cuba and the United States. We take it that the convention will iasist upon three' funda mental points namely, uo relations with other governments except through the United States; no power to negotiate loans ' and no authority to upset , peace and order." The government is making extensive arrangements for the Cuban exhibit in the forthcoming Pan-American exposi tion at Buffalo. Grounds have been se cured there on which will be erected typical Cuban colonial buildings, and $10,000 will he appropriated in further ance of the plans. - The pan-American medical congress will open in this city Dec. 26 next. EXPLORERS RETURN. Aretie SiilautlUe lExstedltiom Secures Important Information. EDINBURGH, Nov. . The whaler Eclipse has arrived at Dundee from Da vis strait with a party of arctic scientific explorers, including Messrs. Stein and Warmbath, Americans, and- Dr. Kann, an Austrian, who secured important in formation' as to Ellesmereland. The explorers spent the summer at Bedford, oa Pym island, the scene of the disaster to the expedition headed by Lieu teaaat Grevly, from which point they saw the Peary exploring expedition pass. Dr. Kann says: "We landed at Bedford and built a winter house which we named Fort Mag nesia. During the summer we m.ide ex cursions to Ellesmereland. We saw Peary's expedition pass at the beginning of August in three divisions. The first was led by Mat Hansen and the third by Lieutenant Peary himself, who was then badly frostbitten. He had lost several toes and walked with difficulty. The party had sledges and dogs, and Lieu tenant Peary was determined to make a bold dash for the pole." T A Cloe Vote. TUNKHANNOCK, Pa., Nov. 9. The official count of the Wyoming county election reverses the supposed victory of H. D. Tiffany, Republican candidate for the state legislature. ' Hia apparent ma jority of two votes is wiped out, and bis Democratic opponent, Arthur H. Squicr, is erected by three votes according to the returns.. The error, which appears to have been a purely clerical ene, was made by the clerks in Monroe township. In counting the tally in blocks ef five one block toe many was enumerated, and the unsealed returns showed that Tiffany had 108 votes while the tally sheet shows but 103, The ballot box will be brought jnto court and -opened, to determine the matter. . -i; ".. -,Th Carllete Scattered. MADRID, Nov. At a cabinet coun cil held under the presidency of the queen regent General Azcarraga, the premier, said there was now no Carlist under arms in Spain and that the rising had failed completely. In order, however, -to de stroy the entire Carlist organization in the country, he said, the suspension of the constitutional guarantees, would be .maintained.: General Azcarraga also an nounced that a Spanish-American con vention bad . been signed . in Washington by which the islands of ' Coygayen and Cibutu, in the Philippine archipelago, had been ceded fer 100,000.. , - Snnimer Keeort 'ntei Ceatroycil. , GOU VERHKUR, If. Y.," Nov. . The Cottage hotel at Star Lake, an Adiron dack summer resort, baa been burned to the aground. Bat. three persons were in the betel,-and they escaped. The loss is iOjOOO, with insurance, of 3,500. "..- .-. .; . - ' " ' - ' - '' "'. . .---' i " - 'w lie- Tlrg-lnla. ? ROANOKE, 'Vs., Nev. . The mer "Miry has ; taken i a a sadden-, tumble : here. Show fell last evening for 'the first time this. season. 'The Alleghany mountains hereabouts are covered. Plan .Now Under Way to Bs Pushed. General MacArthur Has Prepared the . Pluns AVith the Approval of the War Department Orders to Bring Home "The Volunteers Has Been Rescind ed For the Present. ' New 'xork, Nov 9. According to. a special dispatch from Washington to the . Tribune, the operations to crush the' Tagal lebellion which arc about to begin and prosecuted witli extreme energy, are to be of a thoroughly com prehensive character, the plan of cam paign having been prepared by Gen eral MacArthur last mouth after a council of officers. The plan has re ceived the unqualified approval of the war department, without material modification. It involves extensive naval co-operation, including all the regular warships on the station, as well as the numerous small gunboats purchased from Spaniards, which are to be distributed in flotillas." each with a larger as flagships, Admiral Kemey in t) flagship Brooklyn, has Just re turned from Cnina to Manila to as sume personal charge of the operations afloiit.-which Admiral Kempf. in New ark, already at Cavite, has been map ping out, iu -conjunction with General MacArthur, for several weeks;. The details of the campaign are closely withheld .at the war department, be cause everything published in this country is sent by cable to the various Filipino juntas, especially to that at Hong Kong, and iu some mysterious manner Aguiualdo is placed in pos session of the information invtime-to make counter mo for his own se curity. But the departure from Ma nila yesterday of two animal trans ports, each with several hundred cav alry horses and pack mules, for Gigan, in Northern Luzon, and for the South ern Islands, indicates that the period of garrisons remaining on the defen sive Is about to give way to rapid of fensive movements in the strongholds of the enemy. Coupled with the announcement of the beginning of a rebellion crushing campaign, the preliminary orders issued some time ago for bringing home the volunteers have been re cinded for the present. It was in tended to start the first of these men home about December 1. iu order that they could all be discharged in com pliance with existing law before June 30. 1901. It was estimated that the 32.000 volunteers now in the Philip pines could not be returned upon the regular army transports and chartered vessels in less thau live months. It is expected that fully one-half of the volunteers now in the Philippines will be anxious to re-enlist and remain in the Islands. In that case the trans ports can easily bring home the re mained iu tbee months. The mili tary force under General MacArthur. including the troops coming back from China this week, aggregates 71,000 officers and men, in addition to 3,000 marines and 5,000 naval officers and enlisted men. ..The; total strength ashore and afloat exceeds that of last winter by nearly 12,000 men. SITUATION IN BOLIVIA. New York. rov 9. Dispatches from Manaos, Brazil, show that the situa tion in the so-called republican of Acre which lays claim to the vast rubber forests of Northeastern Bolivia and Western Brazil, has become more seri ous, says a Herald dispatch from Rio de Janeiro. Despite the severe defeat administered by the Bolivian troops on August IS, and other defeats ending In the occupation cf Puerto Alonzo, their capital, the forces of the repub lic have refused to accept the author ity of Bolivia. An army gathered by President Rodriguez Aries is about to take the aggressive. The movement of the Acre army is to be directed against Catulla. the principal point oc cupied by the Bolivian troops. FRENCH HAVE PROTESTED. . Rome. Nov 9. The Tribune's Pekin correspondent cables under date of November 4: "The French commanders have pro tested against the. Italians and Ger mans attacking the Chinese near Pao Ting Fu, claiming the Chinese there are under French protection. "A French Zouave having killed a sailor by mistake, the Italian troops are greatly excited, but the officers succeeded in calming them." MOTION OF CONFIDENCE. Paris. Nov 9. The motion of confi dence in the ministry finally passed by the chamber of deputies at yesterday's session .after the chamber bad refused np. fvr ovier r the dnv. In its en tirety, was adopted by 31G to 237. WEATHER REPORT. -Washington. Nov 9. For Connectlf cut: Fair and colder to-night; fair and continued cold Saturday; high north west winds. - Weather notes: The storm - area central In the Lake region yesterday morning developed considerableinten sity and passed over this vicinity early this moj'ninjr. - It is followed -by an area of high pressure anrt low temper atures; frosts were reported as far soifth as Montgomery. Ala. Observations taken at S a. m.: , .'. , Barom. Tern. W. Wea. Bismarck ... Boston ..';.;. Buffalo ... i.. Cincinnati , . . . Chicago i . . Denver , . .'. . Helena. Jacksonville . Kansas City . Nantucket ; .' Ne wHaveu 'J New Orleans. New. Xork;i Pittsburg st; Louis . :. St Paul . Washington .30.10 .30.14 .29.84 .30.20 7 .30.30 .30.30 .30.32 .30.20 .30.4S 30.20 .30.14 .30.30 .30.28 .;29.94 .30.44 .30.30 .29.74 34 W 54 ; B 32.. NW 32 NW 26 NW 30 S 44 W 40 N 30 NE 54' S V Clear Pt Cldy Snow'g Cloudy Clear Clear Clear , Clear Cloudy Rain'g Cloudy Pt Cldy Rain'; 44 W 42 NE 42 ' NW ,34 ; SW 30 NW--28 f? ' -' 36 NW . - Snow'g Clear i Cloudy Clear CAUGHT IN THE. ACT. Man in Bristol Detected When Abdut to Start a Fire. . - - Bristol. Nov 9. An attempt to burn the livery stables- of P. H. Condon & Co, and the old Sessions foundry ad joining, was discovered just in time last night. The attempt was not suc cessful. The night watchman in mak ing bis rounds caught Timothy J. Smith, aged 30 years, with a match in bis hand, apparently about to light it and set fire to some bay near at hand-which had been saturated with kerosene oil. . Smith was handed over to the police. , HEAVY FALL OF HAILSTONES. Ground in Cliuton, Mass, Covered to a Depth of Half an Inch. Clinton. Mass, Nov 9. A severe hail storm passed over here yesterday af ternoon. A heavy thunder storm pre vailed for flt'teeil minutes, at the end of which time the ground was covered with bail stones to a deptlrof half an inch. Half an inch of water also fell during that time. Considerable dam age was done to glass by the storm, and the telephone system was partially disabled for a time. The streets were badly washed by the heavy rain. ONE INTERNATIONAL FAMILY. St Petersburg. Nov 9. Continuing the comments on the recent election in the United States, the Viedomosti says it regards the re-tdeetion of Presi dent McKinley as "a victory for Mon roeism above all." It adds: "Perhaps the time will come for the European powers to declare once and for all that there is only one international family and only one international law. and that if the United States wishes to be a member she must renounce her fan tastic theories.." BASKET BALL. The Reds and the Blues, of the Y. M. C. A. junior basket ball league, will battle for supremacy to-morrow morning after the regular class work. The game is expected to be close and exciting. The standing of the teams of this league is as follows: Won. Lost. Ter Ct. Blues 1 O 1.000 Whites 1 0 1.000 Reds 0 1 .000 Purples .. O 1 .000 PORTLAND THREATENED. Portland. Nov 9. This place is ser ously threatened with n mater famine. The reservoir, is a mere brook and srrea't precautions are being taken to prevent the waste of the water. This morning a bouse to house canvas was made by the superintendent of water and all leaky foucets were ordered re paired. The town has not sufficient water for Ore purposes. CITY NEWS. The Elm Sociay and Athletic club will bold an important meeting Sunday afternoon. ' The Ladies' auxiliary of the' A. O. H. will hold a meeting to-night in Johnson's hall. The board Of public works will hold a special meeting to-morrow after noon at 4 o'clock. The Connecticut Association of Women Workers' club will hold a re union at Friendly league hall, this city, next Monday evening. The fire department was called at about 3:15 this afternoon to the resi dence o.f Mrs Moritz Grelle. on East Main street, where an oil stove had exploded. The fire was extinguished before the department arrived. Rev Charles E. Granger of the Third Congregational church will ad dress the boys meeting on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the-Y. M. C. A. buildiug. All juniors :md their friends from 12 to 10 years of age are invited to attend. At a meeting of Court Martin Hell mann in Foresters' hall last evening. Chief Ranger Andrew Broderiek pre siding, one candidate was initiated and several applications -ceived. After the regular routine businesrs had been transacted, the meeting adjourned. A horse belonging to the Credit Clothing company ran away on East Main stret last night, creating con sternation in Exchange Place and along South Main street. The horse was attached to a light buggy and passed through the narrow spot at Grand and. South Main streets, where Great brook is being repaired, with ont falling into 1 he ditch as everyone predicted. The animal was captured before doing any damage. About 3 o'clock this afternoon a woman on South Main street com plained to Officer Gorman that she was being annoyed by the peculiar ac tions of an Italian towards her, who kept, following her. Officer Gorman and Sergeant Cahey followed the man, who turned back when he saw the officers and they told him if he acted so again he would be locked up. The Italian . went away, protesting his in nocence. v .The strike Is over and everything is running as usual at the mines, but the price of . coal in Waterbury has not dropped a cent. What does this mean? Almpst all the dealers had a good sun ply on hand wbtn the strike started, they bought but little while it was on. and now that things have reached their normal Conflifion people are won dering why the'ric is not taking a drop. Can it be possible t.hat the deal ers; have-formed a trust for the pur nose of "freezing'' their neighbors dur ing the coming winter? r , . Hartford coal dealers hare reduced the price of coal to $0.50 a ton. It is expected that the price will remain at this figure during the winter. There is not much coal on hand at present, but the dealel-s expect a supply next month. - Hardly pny coal has been re ceived here since the strike ended. It is said that during the strike' the col lieries got out of order, -and the small amount of coal that has been mined since-the strike wag ended, has been taken by the regions : between . the mines and tidewater. Coalwas $0.50 a ton last winter And" the dealers say the conditiobs 'Of ,thp.' trade re -not ns favorable now as' theyVwere theft. Hartford Ceurant.-, " PTEOIUGH. Storms of This Weak Has Helped Out -Wonderfully. HAIL, RAIN AND SNOW TO-DAY The Order to Shut Off the City Wa ter Has Caused a .Whole Lot of Talk It Has Also Set the People to Thinking About an- Increased Water Supply Water at Branch Has Raised Five Feet -in aT Few Days. - - . v. . The rain and hail storm of this morning amounted, to .73 of an' inch ; and as it is still raining there is every reason to believe that the ' Water famine question is a thing of the past for the present season. Tne tbunuer s loud peal and the lightning's-bright glare together with , the racket made UOOll tin roofs mill ltrnin- tirlnl.mr - glass by the hail scared many people, and more than one person who had neglected to close the blinds on re tiring got out or bed and pulled theiu in fearing that, if left exposed, the glass would yield to the fierce assaults of the hail and thus give the wind an opportunity to step in and hold high carnival through the kitchen, bed rooms and parlor. The storm knocked plans' of the past few days askew, but If one could get at the facts lie would see that even though considerable work has ,beea done in getting things in shape to save rue water, those who did the most of it are delighted to know tnat the oc casion will not call for the uuttinsr intra actual use of the several schemes they muugui out as tne most feasible way of getting along with as little water as possible, and at the same time not run any risk of hampering the fire depart-" ment. in case an alarm should be njng during the night, or deny poeple a suf ficient quantity for "domestic purposes. Superintendent O'Brien was ready to turn off the supply last night ai 30 o'clock, as ordered by the board of public works, when Mayor Kildufif ap peared on the scene and informed him that, judging by the rise in the reser voir during the past twenty-four hours and the likelihood of a rainstorm last uight and to-day, he -did not-think the precaution necessary, so the water was not turned off last night, either , and in all probability that is the last, the public will hear regarding the scarcity of writer for another year. Between ; the rains of yesterday and to-day. Wig wam reservoir raised almost six feet, and the chances are that it will be run ning over the spillway in a day or two and then we'll have "water to drink, water to sell and water to burn" op.ee more, and this, with an assurance of . full dinner pails... ought to make us happy ifor the coming wintr-r. "any way." Chief Snagg spent all day "yesterday , perfecting plans for handling fires in case any should occur during the shut off and was prepared to concentrate all his forces at any point of the city at short notice. He served a written notice upon all the captains telling them what would be required of them under the new order and while he-regretted flie scarcity of water, still the chief realized that the situation was fast becoming desperate and was pre pared to make the most of things un der unfavorable conditions. Mayor Kilduff has not slept much the past week, the greater portion of his time being devoted to talking up the matter with the superintendent of the bureau of water, the city engineer. ; the engineer of the fire department and everyoouy cise uu u.? ouv know anything about the question. Of course, everybody was looking to the mavor to take such steps as were necessary to avert a water famine, and yet not do anything beyond what the case called for. Some would say: "What, a bowl there'll be if we have a fire and there should be any delay in turning on the water!" while others would exclaim: "What, are we going to do if the water gives out'. ; Wrhy -don't they shut it off nights!" So that , it was hard to know what to clp, and the mavor had to rely almost entirely Un his own judgment and it is a great V relief to him to nave tub xuiug sen.i-- -, for tbe present.. . . , ? We had rain, sleet, hail -and snow1 to-day.nlmost all kinds of weather, I and by tbe time it ceases coming down, the citv will have water galore. ( Superintendent O'Brien is as happy as a clam to-day. He says we have water enough now for the next two mouths. The Branch has risen five feet and three-quarters, he says, and; is still rising: the East Mountain res ervoir has gained a foot: the Prospect ; roservoir went up thirteen inches and the distributing reservoir Is full. ' ANOTHER BODY FOUND. New York, Nov 9. A portion of a man's body was found In the ruins o the Tarrant & Co firte and" 'explosion early to-day. The body consisted of, a head, trunk, one hand and a foot. The body is believed to be that of Pat rick Hennessey, 45 years old, of Ho- , boken. N. J., who was employed as a porter for Eppens, Smitlf and Wie. mann company, coffee dealers,.and who has been reported missing. .; . , 0- . DELAGOA BAY COSTS. - New York, Nov 9.The account of the costs of the Delagoa -bay arbitra tion tribunal, which carried on its de liberations at Berne, has .just been, made up, "says a Herald cablegram. The total is $37,000. Mrs Peofield, tho American claimant, will repelve a most substantial indemnity, it, is said, through a private agreement with the British-claimants.- .' ;'..- - " . " GARABALDI'S MONUMENT. , Chicago, Nov IX The . Lincoln park commissioners have granted the' Gen eral Garabaldi league of . Chicago per mission .to erect a monument in the park rto the memory, of this "General of tw-o worlds" and republican reform er, : Who reunited Italy , under " King Victor Emmanuel. ' " 4- -