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VOL, XII E KO 28.
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- -

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