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WATERBURY, CONN, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. THECZAJTSHEALTH Bulletins Issued To-Day Say His Condition is Excellent. HIS ILLNESS TO BE PROTRACTED So His Thysicians Have Announced To-day The Appointment of a Ke gency Is Under Consideration Duke .Yladiixiier Is Mentioned for the Po sition. Lavidia. Nov 10. The report from the czar to-day is that his condition is excellent, and that he is recovering his health. Faris, Nov 10. The "Dix Neuzieme Siecle" to-day prints a special dispatch from St Petersburg, saying that the physicians have announced that the illness of the czar will continue for some time, a regency is under consid eration, to act until the czar's complete recovery. The grand duke Vladimir, un cle of the czar it is added, is men tioned as the regent. PORTO RICO BUILDINGS. New York Capitalists Are to Erect a Business Block. San Juan, Porto Rico. Nov 12. Xow that the elections are over, the people are beginning to look for improve ments.lt was announced recently that a five-story building would be built on one of the most important business streets in the city, a New Yq: capi talist is on the ground with plans to build a 200-room hotel, and promoters and men with capital behind them are knocking at the door of the executive council, asking for franchises to build electric railways to control water pow er rights and to erect docks and wharves. Porto Itieo should jump ahead with a rush she never had a brighter future before her. The coun cil is considered slow In granting franchises and concessions. Many ap plications have been handed In by men with the necessary capital to com mence work immediately, but to date only one franchise of any Importance lias been issued. The company secur ing this franchise is to build a net work of electric roads through the coffee and sugar districts to the ports. BETTER THAN OTHERS. General Chaffee Says They Proved to Be in the Ch'inese Rumpus. Washington, Nov 19. Some dispar aging criticisms upon the American field gun as exhibited in the Chinese campaign lead Adjutant-General Cor bin to address the following enquiry to General Chaffee on November 15: "Asserted our light artillery guns did not meet all requirements, compared with arms of other armies. What are the facts?" The following response was received on November 1G: "Our battery bet Br than batteries of other countries in the campaign. The Ger man battery just arrived in some re spects superior to ours. Powder charge in cases fired with trigger like pistol; more rapid fire the result. The break arrangement also better. Calibre of gun not quite so large. Our battery highly praised, particularly so by Gen eral Lineviteh. who said he felt like taking off his hat whenever he saw it. No battery so effective as our In attack on Pekin." BIG TAX DECISION. KTnited States Envelope Company .Wins From Vernon Town. Rockville, Conn. Nov 19. A decis ion was rendered to-day by Judge Ralph Wheeler in the suit of the Unit ed States Envelope company vs the town of Vernon. This was a suit on account of alleged excessive valua tion, the United States Envelope com pany having appealed from the decis ion of the town board of relief of Vernon, which assessed the plant of the White Corbin company, owned by the Envelope company, for $303,350. Suit was brought by the Envelope -company in October, 1898. The de cision calls for a reduction on mills and manufacturing equipment from $300, 000 to $200,000. and wipes out an as sessment of $350 on horses and vehi cles, so that the total reduction is $100,350. ALLEGED RAILWAY THEFTS. New London, Conn, Nov 19. The trial of James P. Gallagher for alleged theft from the Central Vermont Rail way company was postponed " until Thursday at 10:30. Prosecuting At torney Freeman moved that the counts in the original complaint be nolled and substituted a new complaint, which charges the theft of a harness and the embezzlement of $9 at one time and $8 at another. The adjournment was at the request of the defense. - . CONGRATULATES M'KINLEY. Constantinople, Nov 19. United States Charge D'Affaires Griscom was again at the Yildiz palace November 17. .attending a court musieale, after which he remain! and dined with the sultan, who charged him to transmit to .President McKinley his warmest congratulations upon his re-election, adding that the result of the election had given his majesty the greatest of pleasure, because it asured the con tinuance of the present exceedingly friendly relations between Turkey and the United States. COWBOYS FIGHT A DUEL. , ' Cheyenne, Wyo. Nov 19. John and 'Alderice and Tobias Berner. cowboys, fought a duel in the mountains near Otto, Wyo. T,hree horses were tilled and the Alderice brothers "were seri ously wounded, John receiving- a ball In each- arm and Albert was shot in the eymach. j-The two families hare been af war for some time. Further-trouble may. ensue. " ERIE AND WABASH. , Systems May Be Absorbed By the New York Central. ' New York, Nov 19. From a high English financial authority, who is closely in touch with American rail way affatrs, it is learned by a Herald Loudon correspondent, that plans are maturing for the absorption of the Erie and Wabash systems by the New York Central. William K. Vanderbilt has been quietly buying Erie in the open mar ket and has also been gathering up Pennsylvania's. Whether the New York Central is to acquire the Erie by purchase or by lease is not yet known. One of those two methods has be r n adopted. The plans are so well matured that the public announcement of the d":il may be expected within a fornight. For a long time the acquisition of the Wabash has been under consideration by the Vanderbilts. The chief obsta cle has been the disinclination of the Vanderbilts to take over the lines west of the Mississippi, but negotiations an; now pending for turifing over the Wa bash lines between the Mississippi and Kansas City to the Atchison system. The Atchison now has lines out of Chi cago to Kansas City, but not to St Louis. St Louis was lost when the St Louis and San Francisco railway was taken out of the Atchison system. By ac quiring the Wabash lines west of the Mississippi tile Atchison will again have St Louis on its map. The New York Central, according to present plans, will take over the Wa bash lines east of the Mississippi. KENTUCKY BANK WRECKED. The Old Story of Trusted Employee ud Fast Living. CINCINNATI, Nov. 19. United States Bank Examiner Tucker has taken pos session of the German National bank at Newport, Ky., and posted .a notice that the bank will remain closed pending an examination. Examiner Tucker also an nounced unofficially that Frank M. Brown, the individual bookkeeper and assistant cashier, was missing and that a partial investigation showed that Brown was short about $201,000. Brown had been with the bank 18 years, was one of the most trusted men ever connected with this old bank, and it is stated by the experts that his pecula tions extended back as far as ten years.. The capital stock of the bank is only ?100,000. Brown's shortage is double Tim! amount and more than the reserve and all the assets, including their real estate. Three weeks ago the bank examiners made a good statement for the bank, and the officers and directors allayed suspi cion by referring to the report of this ex amination and to their last statement, in which all of Brown's defalcations were covered up by him. Last Wednesday Brown left, and it was announced that he had gone on a hunting trip. Brown was suspended last Tuesday pending an investigation, and the experts have been at work all the past week, while the officers and directors have been making announcement that everything was all right. Last Friday the officers and directors over their own names pub lished in the papers .of this city a state ment that the bank had been found to be nil riglt and that the rumors about Brown were false. They continued mak ing these statements to the press as late as Saturday midnight, but the statements were not accepted by The Commercial Tribune, which exposed not only Brown, but also the bank officers, and caused a panic in Newport, so that the bank had to be taken in charge by the examiner. The wildest scenes were witnessed in Newport yesterday, and serious trouble is feared today, when the officers and di rectors will be confronted by people who hunted them in-vain yesterday. Brown Was living a fast life, with wine, women and gambling in his repertory. His ca reer was not cut short by any discovery at the bank until a jealous woman gave him away. HAWAIIANS INCREASE. Natives of tlie Islands tlie Larger Property Owners. WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. The de crease of the Hawaiian race has been steadily growing less rapid for the past several decades, especially the female population, according to the annual re port of ex-President Sanford B. Dole, governor of Hawaii. The increase of part'Hawaiians tends to keep down the number of the pure Hawaiians. While the figures show race progress, the cen sus reports as to surviving children are discouraging. In both the censuses of 1890 and 1896 the pure Hawaiian per centage of survivors was the lowest of all nationalities represented in the is lands. An encouraging outlook for the Hawsiians exists in the fact that out of 6,327 owners of real estate in 18915, 3,995 were pure Hawaiians and 722 part Ha waiians. The facts are significant as showing the ownership of holdings by so large a number of pure Hawaiians and 'the evident tendency of the race to ac quire homesteads. The ex-president reports that there is reason to expect that annexation is going to influence Hawaiian character very fa vorably through the changed conditions effected. Their old dependence on their chiefs has ceased, and they are forced to rely more upon themselves, and their footing with the white men in the future will be equal. The political privileges they enjoy in common with other Amer ican citizens, he says, will tend to edu cate them in public affairs. - The total valuation of real and person al property in Hawaii subject to ad va lorem assessment in 1900 is $97,491,584. The report says the present aggregate area of the public lands is approximately 1,772,713 acres, valued at $3,569,800. -,. V X Ran For Baldness. VIENNA," Nov. 19. Dr. Kienbock says he has discovered that lost hair can bb restored by the use of the Xrays. Ht introduced to the Society oi rtysicians a man, aged 26 years, part of whose head had been bald for years. He applied the rays on six occasions, 15 minutes each time, in the course of two months, with the result that hair has grown thickly on the parts treated, the rest of his head re maining bald. Stock Company Shut Down. 1 UTICA, "N. Y.f Nov. 19. The Empire Stock company of New York, 'with of fices in Auburn, ' Schenectady, Albany, Utica and other places throughout "th state, which suspended last week, an nounces through its -manager, -Charles :Eberlin, that the company-will not re sume business, but will pay its creditors 25 per cent. - ' " -' TROUBLE in REM. Foreign Residents in China, Ob ject to Withdrawal of Troops. Large Body of Americans and Rus sians Called Away from Northern China Boxer Forces Are Without Supplies and Equipments Li Hung Says Chinese Are No Match for the Allies. Tien Tsin, Oct 7. The withdrawal from North China of a large portion of the American and Russian troops, and repeated but unconfirmed reports that Japan contemplates similar action, iias caused much comment in military and commercial circles. While it is not teit that theis reduction ol the al lied force is sr.iricient to render the situation dangerous, the chief cause of alarm is that this action on the part of two of tlie powers might indicate a general policy of withdrawal. There is a large element of foreign residents who insist that all danger of a re newal of trouble is not past, and it is truui this quarter that most of tile ad verse criticism of the American reduc tion comes. Out of a mass of contradictory edicts purporting to be from the court and various viceroys and oliicials. which have found their way tJ 1'ekin and Tien Tsin. it appears that in the more remote regions of North China there is still au active restlessness and hos tility among the people, llow many of these edicts are genuine and how many of the reports th:it are brought in are genuine, no one can say. Most of the rumors of massing troops at one point and another are obtained through native Christians, and there is a rather general disposition to ac cept them with some alarm for the dis tortion and exaggeration which seems to be inherent in the oriental. Scout ing parties have covered a wide ter ritory both around l'ekiu and Tien Tsin without discovering any enemy in force and but few instances of any at all. October 4 a detachment of Ger mans were recounoileriiig toward tlie l'ao Ting Fu region when it was tired upon from cover, three Germans being wounded and. according to report, one Japanese coolie killed. The Germans kept the affair very secret and no offi cial report of it iias been obtainable. Admitting, however, that the boxers are assembled in tlie interior, toward Shan Si and back of Tao Ting Fu. mil itary men are not inclined to regard this as a menace. They point out that as far as can be learned, whatever boxer force may be massed now. it is without supplies and equipment for winter campaigning. Moreover, they fecl assured that a force from the. far intcriottr would receive no real assist ance from natives near I'ekin or Tien Tsin, who have had a taste of the fight ing. Even Li Hung Chang candidly says that he felt that most of the peo ple now realized they were no match for the allies and modern arms. As has been indicated in the Associated Press dispatches from China there has been a pretty general disposition on the part of most of the powers to hold Germany responsible for some of the delay in reaching a point of commence ment in the settlement. With tne ar rival of the large and splendidly equipped force, there was almost im mediately renewed talk of an expedi tion against l'ao Ting Fu. Reconnais sances in force became the order of the day. and on every hand there was apparent a renewal of military activi ty. Field Marshal Von Waldersee has been credited with a remark to the effect that Germany did not regard the time as opportune for diplomatic settle ment, intimating that the part of wis dom was a further display of military power. Subsequent developments have been practically coroborative of this reported statement. In this respect, so far as can be judged from move ments here, the British are in full sym pathy with the Germans. Practically the entire military situation is in the hands of the preponderating forces, for it is generally thought that Japan is not nt all desirous of maintaining her present large army in China during the winter and that she will accept any policy which looks to a reduction of troops. Russia's consent to a with drawal of troops is felt here to be based on the necessity for a large Rus sian force in Manchuria, where, ac cording to reports which reach here, she has her hands full. As cabled by the Associated Press, the American residents in Tien Tsin met at the announcement of the with drawal of the larger part of the United States forces and adopted resolutions protesting against such action. The sentiment of the English here is ex pressed in an article in a local paper, which, discussing tire importance the American action will have among the Chinese, says: "The reason for the withdrawal is perfectly understood, and allowance is apparently made in consequence by the powers. But the point which appealed most strongly to American traders and missionaries here is not what the pow ers will think but what China will think."' It is then pointed out that the mass es of the people are led to believe that the Americans were afraid of the con sequences of remaining in China Con tinuing, the editorial says: "America's action must inevitably bear an enormous crop of misconstruc tions by which all will suffer, and not the lpast she herself. The apparent leniency will'not enhance her prestige in China's eyes, while we should say it would tend to limit her votes in the councils of nations in Fektn." CHINESE DESTROYING RAILROAD St Petersburg, Nov 19 A dispatch from Yladizostock : says that the Chi nese have destroyed. 300 versts of the southern section of he Machrian rail road. All the stations were burned and a large amount of rolling stock destroyed. k The loss wiil tie ten mil lion rubles. ' UNKNOWN SHIP : IN DISTRESS. . New York. Nov 19. The Oak Island life saving station, nenr Fire Island, reports that-an unknown ship -was off shore at Short beaeli, about-twenty miles west of Oak island, at this morning. The ship was in' distress, dismasted and ' signalling for ' assist ance ,- -' -- ' '- - ' " HOME OF THE "AVE MARIA." Suffered a Serious Loss By Fire Yes terday., ' Southbend, Ind.jNov 19 The Uni versity of Notre llame suffered anoth er serious loss from tire yesterday, the second., with in ten days and the fourth since the first of the year. That the institution's most important buildings were not destroyed this time is due to a downpour of rain and heroic work on the part, of the students, aided by the firemen of the Southbend. As it is. the loss probably will not exceed .fl.-i.l!00. While the students were at their de votions tlames were making rapid headway in the sacristy adjoining tlie church and were seriously threatening the latter, one of the most finely fin ished houses of worship in the United States, when they were discovered. The worshippers filed out nf tlie doors in an orderly manner, and soon the university tire companies were tor get her and efforts to quench the fire were being made. Little headway was made at first and an appeal fnr aid was sent to Southbend. Chief Kernel- ordered two companies to the university and short ly afterward, on a second call, two more were hurried from the town, however, a drenching rain set in. It soaked the . woodwork of the threat ened buildings near by and extin guished tlie fire brands that were leap ing through the roof of the sacristy over the university grounds. The workers redoubled their efforts, but in spite of this combination of forces the fire burned for two hours. It was. however, confined to the sacristy. The fire, it is said, started bv the igniting of a surplice that hung above the censor. Early this year the ice houses near the university were de stroyed by fire and shortly -afterward the granerics. after having been partly filled, were burned. These have been rebuilt. A week ago last Friday the famous gymnr-s'iim of the universily was ruined bv fire that caused a loss of probably $20,000. FOUR MEN CREMATED. Fire Iii Osw'nyo, Pa.. Destroys Iloirl and Opera Hocsc. OSWAYO, Pa., Nov. 19. Four men were burned to death in a Ere which yes terdny destroyed the McGonignl House, a three story frame building; the hotel barn and the opera house. The three buildings were burned to the ground in half an hour from the time the Cre started. The dead are: Arthur Fletcher, bookkeeper for Penu Stave company, heme in Boston; Michael Russell, em ployed by Penn Tanning company, Os wayo; William Mulhany of Itexford, N. Y., and Hugh Jefferson of Alfred, N. Y. The town has no fire department, the only protection being a pump at the tannery. The fire originated in the Mc Gonigal House from an overpressure of natural gas. There were 30 people in the hotel, which was a flimsy structure. Two men were seriously injured. Otto Kauley,a gas. line walker of Couders port, Pa., was burned about' the f ace and arms, and Jerry Dailey sustained a bro ken shoulder by jumping from the third story of the hotel. There were many narrow escapes. The flames licked up the hotel building as if it were built of tinder. Nothing remains of the four unfortunate men but a few charred bones. One man had a leg brokfcn in jumping, and several others re ceived minor injuries' and slight burns in making their exit from the building. ''tip tannery employees connected a line oiuose to the burning buildings, but on account of Some' trouble with the punip there was considerable delay in getting a stream on the fire and the flames had got beyond control. Doers Very Active. PRETORIA, Nov. 19 The Boers are active. It is alleged that Commandant Louis Botha has established a govern ment at Rocsendal, north of Middleburg, and that with the l;"i0,000 which he has available he is paying the fighting burgh ers a crown per day. Commandant Abel Erasmus is said to be at Oliphant's river with 2.000 men, 1,000 wagons and 12, 000 cattle. From Heidelberg it is re ported that the Boers are compelling the burghers who had surrendered to take up arms again. Tenement House Dynamited. SCRANTON, Ta., Nov. 19. During the night some vandal exploded a stick of dynamite beneath a shanty adjoining a large Italian tenement house in North Ser;ntou, demolishing the shanty and blowing in the end of the tenement.'. Mr. nnd Mrs. James Payne and their 14-year-old son, who were asleep in the wrecked end of the apartment, were thrown out at bed and for a time buried beneath the debris, but outside of a few cuts a.id bruises escaped injury. DISABLED STEAMER IN TOW. London. Nov 10. The Red Star line steamer Friesland, from New. York, Nov 7. for Southampton and Antwerp, passed Scllly 'this morning, disabled, in tow of the British steamer Cluden, from Newport News, November 1st, for Rotterdam. The Frieslaud's rud der was damaged. WEATHER REPORT. ' Washington, Nov 19. For Connecti cut: Rain and colder to-night and Tuesday; fresh to brisk north winds. AVeat her t notes: A storm area this morning is over the central sections and the Lake region. ' Tins storm will probably reach this vicinity to-night. Temperatures from 10 to 10 degrees below zero were reported from the northwest.- . .- . - v Observations, taken at S a. m.: Barom. Tem. W. Wea, Bismarck . . . Boston . . , . . Buffalo ...... Cincinnati .,. . Chicago Denver ... Helena . . . . Jacksonville , Kansas City ; Nantucket t . . New Haven . New Orleans New - Yorki PlttRlfurg St Louis .-. . , St. : Paul -;. . Washington ..30.10 .30.24 .30.10 .30.00 .20.84 ..29.815 .30.32 N10 NH E SW N NB W SE N Cloudy Rain'g Rniu'g Cloudy Rain'g Clear Pt Cldy Clear Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Snow'g Clear 42 00 00 22 12 rs 30 . .'. Missing. 30.20 T4 S .30.08 70 no 02 00 24 53 SE SW SW s NE S . .30.20 .30.10 .29.84 . .30.00 ,30.24 ; ALLIES FEAR THE WINTER. Supplies Are Short and Rail roads Torn Up. The Worst Damage to Contend With Is to the Bridge xOver the Pie Tang River Building Material Is Scarce British, Germans and Japanese Hard at Work, but Making Little Head way. Tong Ku, China, Oct 2."i. The early advent of cold weather is causing inucii concern among the allies over the question of winter supplies and com munications. It is now practically assured that the railway to Shan llai Kwan from Tong Ku cannot be put in running order for at least two months and this estimate is based up on the prompt delivery of necessary materials.- A railway expert has been sent over the entire lino on an inves tigation and his reports show that the road js in much worse shape than was at first, believed.. In all it is said that about thirty -eight miles of track have been destroyed. The destruction has been wrought in various places, a few miles in some districts remaining prac tically intact, while in others the whole line has been destroyed. It is alleged that in sonro localities even the road bed has been torn up. the ballast re moved and the sleepers taken away or burned. Some few rails have been found, but by far the greater portion have disappeared. The worst damage, however, was to the groat bridge over the Pei Tar.g river. This was a livo-spm iron struc ture, with trestle approaches, and it is reported to be damaged so badly as to practically require reconstruction. The stone abutments have been weakened by explosives nnd the entire structure is in bad condition. Tlie scarcity of bridge material, as well as railway srpplios. makes the task cf restoring the line to Shan Hai Kwan a dillicult one. and it is believed will necessitate some effort to keep the port of Taku open this winter. River men say this will be extremely dillicult. owing to the shallowness of the water over the bar and of the narrow- and tortuous channel. A boat of sufficient power and draught to keep the ice clear of the channel could hardly be navigated. If it is found impossible to restore the IVi Tang bridge it is now said that an effort-will be made to operate the rail way from both ends and trans-ship at tlie Pei Tang river over tne ice. The line from Yang Tsun to Peking is pro gressing slowly. The British, Germans and Japanese are at work on different sections but hero again the scarcity of materials is retarding reconstruction and there is little prospect that oper ations will be begun for at least two months.. GIRLS' GLEE CLUB. The Season Has Been a Busy One With the (J iris. The Girls' glee club was organized last February, and owing to gradua tions and the boys' conceit did not give au entertainment last year. Sev eral of the girls graduated last June, so tJiat the alto part was specially weaR. The club reorganized Septem ber 20 and elected .Miss Editli Hender son president, .Miss Kittie Kerg'm, sec retary and treasurer; .Miss Leta Hai comb, Miss Elsie Dickson and Miss Alice Vaill. board of directors; Miss Minna Storm acconnianist number of freshman girls entered. making about sixty members. Pre parations for New Haven were made and the concert work began at the same time, so that the season has been a very busy one for them. The follow ing is a full list of the club: Misses Bertha Bachuian. Carrie Reorbaum, Emma Boyle, Kittie Bergin, Margaret Corr. Murlii-. Clark. Emma Clayton. Kathryn Casey, Margaret Courtney. Katherine Bergin. Bernice Burtoii. Jennie Freney. May Ganley. Mary Grady, Anna Kirselihaum. Edith Hen derson. Elizabeth Katie. Eleanor Kil marfin. Nellie Kenney. Grace - Kane. Molly Lord. Grace McCorinack, Jennie MeKennerney, Mary McKeiincrney. Mars-aret McDonald." Elsie Pollak. Jes sie Place. Florence rritchard. Mary Milton; Helen Noonan. Gertrude Row ley. Margaret Slianahan. Leedwin Sin caster. Agnes Slavin. Clare Sutton. Emily .Twining. Alice Vaill. Myrtle Wilder. Wimiifred Ward. Nellie Wein or. Grace Sanford, Katherine Flem ming. Edna Place. Dora Brandaim. Loontine Blake. Beulah Boughton, Minnie Barier. Helen Corcoran, Lillian Courtmache. Mary Chrisinan. Elsie Dickson. Lottie Egan. Kathryn Glvnn. Lottie Logan. Jennie Lefevre. Leta Holcomb. Sadie Ketnan. Anna Keiias snff. Emily Mason," Anna Nagle. Alice Packard. Irene Strain. Winona Russell. Etta Lewiu. Minna Storm, accompan ist. LAST NIGHT OF FAIR. A Tretty Stage Entertainment Will Be . Furnished To-night. Saturday night City hall was filled with the largest crowd that has yet witnessed the St Thomas fair. About uOO afforded themselves of the last op portunity to partake of a turkey sup per, this feature of the fair closing on Saturday night. Tlie diamond ring for selling tlie imost combination tickets was awarded to John Sayles. The en tertainments during the entire fair were of a high order. Mrs Peter Fox rendered a solo in a charming man ner. A drill by little girls, of St Thomas's parish under the supervision of. Miss Loretta Hayes, was well re ceived by the large audience. He brew impersonations 'were rendered in a pleasing manner bv F. Liebeck. while Miss Margaret Delaney's rendi tion of "Little Black Me" was vigor ously applauded. The-standing of the voting contest is as follows: Edward Kane 307. F. Holland 342,. William Reillv 200. Edward "McEvoy 127. Cap tain Dodds 107. Captain Hall 94. F. Hollywood 02. William Squires 02. The fair will close this evening. The class of 1901 of Notre Damewill furnish the stage entertainment, vrnleu will be . of a high, order. '. , . SAM ROOT IS FIRM. Refuses to Move .Building Encroach ing on City Property. . ;".v While it seems almost incredible, still it looks as if the city is going tj have a rnn-ia with Samuel Root over tlie layout of the Wafertown road, a work which was ordered done during the regime of Mayor Barlow . and which has been pushed almost to com pletion by the present administration. Mr Root owns the building on the cor ner of West Maia strett and the Water town road and was awarded about -f 1. 100 damages on account of the chang; which carries the line through a por tion of the building, necessitating its ivmoal or the tearing down of it al together. Mr Root took the money and naturally the city thought .that h: would proceed to the moving of tiie build'ng so that the work of working the street to the propi r width could be carried out as quickly as possible. Tlie job has been completed tip.-to this pi, hit now and. curiously enough. Mr Hoot lias made no move towards get ting tiie building out of ihe way and does not want it disturbed at present, lie intends to put up a better building there sometime than the one that is there now and would like to have the old one do service until he gets rcail.v to reniace it with something more sub stantial. Wh le tl-e rr s nt indications point to a clash betwen the city and Mr Root, still it is thought that the difference wiil be settled without any trouble, for Mr Root is a man who knows better than tr tike the ground that he can stand in the way of the in nroveuient at ttiis hour of the -lay. It is uuders-ood th-it Mr Root beiieve-s that it would meet the case provided he should take off Hi veranda, which waidd leave the building between ";glt inches or a foot on the street line. Mr Root was awarded the $1.1 MM1 on condi tion that lie would remove the build ing. CHICKEN THIEVES AGAIN. A Haul Made From a Hennery on liiiigv Street. Last Nigut. Chicken thieves pant a visit to James l.eeiicy s coop oil Khigc street last night and caineit a-.va., twelve line, fat birds, 'mere is no clue to the identity ; tile guilty parties nor is it likely that anyone will make any effort to locate tliein. The otner day the people in that section who have stiff red heavy losses from this kind of business the past few years, petitioned the city fathers for better police pro tection and were rewarded with a re ply to the effect that Chief Egan was rendering as ellicient service as possi ble with the number of men at his dis posal. If that answer did not satisfy those people who never have had any police protection at all. it would be hard to know what to have said on this subject that would please them. There is absolutely no police protec tion in that part of liie town, and the petitioners Mho received such au in telligent reply to their rerfucst for n small share of the attention bestowed upon other places should renew their petition and keep at it -right -along un til they get what they "want. CITY NEWS. The Sixth division. A. O. II., will meet this evening. The new beginners class opened last Wednesday by Prof Bailey will hvre at'ter meet rtti Thursday evening at his academy hall. Sergeant Blakely was in charge of the police department to-day. Chief Egan being out of town at a funeral. Not an arrest was made up to 3 o'clock. Patrick Barton, while at work nt Benedict fc Burnham's this afternoon, received a severe injury to his right hand which resulted in the loss of all of the lingers. . Judge Bradstrect has decided tiie case of Mary Pappiano against Gaet ano Ermo in' favor of the plaintiff, giv ing her judgment for $S". This was a suit for slander for $."00 damages. The Crescent foot ball eleven defeat ed an eleven from the East end at the Rye lots yesterday, by a score of l." to 0. The game, though a. little one sided, was interesting and full of ex citement throughout. St Michael's fair in Waterville opened Saturday night, a large crowd being in attendance. St Thomas's drum corps, of this citv. paraded through .different parts of Waterville before the fair opened. The stage entertainment was an excellent one. as will be the one to-night. Quite a few from Waterbury will attend the fair to-night. ' Thomas F. Mc Donald. 2S years old. formerly a resident cf South street, this city. died in Iona, Mich, this morning, from pneumonia. He leaves five sisters, Mrs Telian. Mrs Kennedy. Mrs Moran and Miss Mary J. McDonald, all of this city, and Mrs E. ,L. -Simmons, a resident of. Iowa. The remains will be brought to Waterbury for burial. Notice-of funeral later. No lover of good basket ball should fail to attend tlie great game at the Y. M. C A. gymnasium to-morrow night, at. 8 o'clock, between the crack Y. M. C. A. flv,e:..aud the Yale 'varsity team. Yale - has, -,'been beaten for the last three years by the? local five and they will co'me-here to-morrow night with the purpbe:-of wiping out the stigma of these defeats by "a glorious victory. But:,the -Y.'. M. C. A. team is composed of the sa me five "players who have dtine the 'trick in the past and intend to repeat iit "to-morrow night. Yale is always.a-,drawing .card in Waterbury and consequently a large attendance is expected-"-; : .- ; A meeting of the-mr tubers who com posed, the "!7 Y. M. C. A. foot ball tean' has been called for to-night- at 7:30 on the Holmes lot. on West Main street, i in order that they may com mence practice. The. team will prob ably line- up as follows in their game with Storrs's Agricultural college elev en on Thanksgiving ' day; ('enter, Thompson: guards. Doddw and Hotcli kiss; tackles. Stout, and Kane; ends, Bauby. Brinck and icPnrtland: quar ter, E. McEvoy: halfbacks, Gatfney. Burns, and Beardsley; fullback. Goss. Brinck was formerly halfback of the Central ntneky university team nnd thas quite a reputation as a player, r SCHOOL Oronoke School Troubles Not Nearing the End. . . i SCHOOL OPENED THIS MORNING Room Fitted Up in a Private Dwell ingThe Committeeman Has Decid ed to Run the School This Way for the Present. School was resumed to-day in the Oronoke district under circumstances compatible with the temper of the dis trict, during tlie past few months. The residents of the uortn end of the dis trict without any warrant or apparent -power installed the teacher who taught last year in the school in the end of the district, and school was resumed this morning with very few pupils present, and with the question con fronting the teacher, where will I. get my .salary at. the close of the term. In the opinion of some .she will have to tight for it in the courts, and in the opinion of others, those who installed her are responsible for her salary and it is to them she will have to look for it. but they are of a different franle of mind. Any way, everybody be lieves flint the foundation of a lengthy lawsuit has been laid. Another fea ture of the situation is equally unusual end many would not be surprised to see the school committeeman, William Johnson. in a pock of trouble. But this is only a matter of opinion with the odds in favor of Mr Johnson. Last evening, it is claimed. Mr John son removed a number of desks and . seats from the South end school to the dwelling house of Henry Schmidt, and rented one room from him to be used as a school room. He then set out to procure a teacher, and though he found many competent, none were entitled to teach, they lacking the necessary cer tificate. In view of this situation then it is claimed that he installed his wife as teacher in this impromptu school, with what success was not known this morning. It is evident that the situa I'on. as it now stands, will prevail un til the town committee decides the nt the meet!"-- - i bold on De- (1It!iir. , ATTEMPT TO ENTER LAUNDRY. Chinaman Chased Intruders With a Revolver. But Shots Went Amiss." About 1 o'clock Friday morning aa attempt was made to burglarize the ' laundry conducted by Charles Wing at U2 East Main street. The wotilct- oe nurgiars were youths, four in mini., her. A "nile two of the youths attempt ed to gain an entrance in front through . the transom over the door, the othr two went to the rear of the building the plan no doubt being for one party to attract the Chinaman's attention to the front of the building while the others would gain an entrance in the rear. But Charlie had just retired from finishing a long day's work and he inini (ii -t -ly detected the noi.S3 made by those attempting to open the tran som in front. He in quick time jumped out of bed. grabbed his revol ver, a seven-shooter, and tired twice, but both shots went amiss. The two youths in front then scooted, closely followed by the two who had gone to the rear of the building, where they had heard the shots. They ran tip William street and about two minutes later the; Chinaman followed after them hot in pursuit. The pursuer and the pursued ran up tlie above named street, across Laurel and down Wall street, the former now and then firing at the fleeting forms in front of him. But it was so dark and his aim so poor that he did not succeed in hitting any of them. After reaching East Main street tlie Chinaman was so fagged out that be bad to discontinue tlie chase nnd the youthful burglars escaped. The residents of William street and vicinity were terribly frightened by the shots and they hastily arose from lied, thinking an awful tragedy had oc curred, but happily they were disap pointed. There are many peo ple in all parts of the " c:tv who wish one or more of the Chinaman's shots had taken effect. In that case it might be an example to ' the srangs of youths who are engaged in the practice of burglarizing stores. BROUGHT HOME GAME. But Some of tlie Boys Say the Hunt ers Bought It. Great stories of prowess in the hunt ing field are in circulation in the North end. A few days ago Constable at ter V. I.aniion went up to Winsted with the intention of hunting home ward. Anybody who has ever under taken this trip will never forget it. The prospect seldom fails to be prom ising, but the results also never fail to be greatly disappointing. - Until lie readied Torrington. not a thing worth shooting at showed itself.. But at that point he had all he could do to keep bis gun loaeled anel fire at birds galore. He was so tired, however, that he coiikl hardly lift the gun to his shoulder, so that the birds had a great time with the huntsman arid- they seemed to defy him" to shoot. When he readied Thomaston he made up- his mind that hunting around the Nauga tuck railroad was not what' It was cracked up to be. so he- waited for the next train, yot he returned home with a bag full of game. "Another story has It that a party of " three young men living on Cooke street above Pine street went out early last week and remained away until Satur day evening. Like. Constable . La n non," they also had a bag full of game, hares, and rabbits. Since then, how ever. rumor, jealous rumor, no doubt," lias it. that they bought the game In Naugatuck, and that they whispered to their intimate friends that they enme near being starved during the cold snaps of last week. It Is said . that all they caught." was one tinfortu nate rabbit that did not. know enough to get in out of the snow.