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WATERBUHY, CONN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. ?egoiiations in China Now at Critical Point. OUR POSITION IN THE MATTES. Powers May Compel the United States to Take a Chunk; of China or Go I Without Indemnity Reported That ' . 200,000,000 Is All That China Can Pay, Live or Dia. ' New York, Nov 20. The China nego tiations, according to a dispatch to the Times from 'Washington, have reached a - most serious stage. The actions of the powers are making partition al most inevitable. The United States faces the probability that it will either have to take a slice of China or go without any indemnity. In that case it is positively asserted by high author ities that American will go without indemnity. The United States may succeed in re ducing the demands of the other pow ers, and is now making every effort to that end, but with no immediate pros pect of success. Every nation has disavowed any in tention of dismembering China, but that merely relates to dismemberment as a punishment for the boxer outrages- No nation has pledged itself to avoid taking a course which will soon er or later make dismemberment inev itable. It is firmly believed in official circles in "Washington that the powers are proceeding deliberately with the intention of bringing about a situation which will compel dismemberment. The whole question hinges on the amount of the money indemnity to be demanded. While the United States . has not officially set a maximum fig ure for the indemnity it is the unolti cial opinion of some of the highest offi cers of the government that $200,000, 000 is all that China can pay. The powers are desirous of swelling the indemnity to at least twice that amount. Two courses are considered for the payment of this large indemnity. One ( course is to exact territorial pledges. This is the same thing as partition, for t it simply means a mortgage which is certain to be foreclosed. The United States will not have anything to do with this scheme. The other plan is to have China is sue bonds guaranteed by the powers. This, in the opinion of the Amerlon government, means partition just as surely as the lirst scheme. The bond holders would have recourse to the guarantors, who could not fulfill their guarantees except by taking territory. The United States will not guarantee any bonds nor will it. of course, sur render its claim and give China a re ceipt in full. It has. therefore, only one wav of getting indemnity. That is by inducing the other powers to re duce their demands to an indemnity which China is able to pay. The ad ministration is hopeful of success, but so far it has made no progress and the chances seem to be all against it. The United States spent about ?2n. 0O0.000 on going to Pekin. and this country's demand for damage to per son and property may range from $10. 000.000. But the other powers are ac tively swelling their expenses as much as possible. New York, Nov 20. There is a grow ing feeling of impatience in London over the delay in affecting a settlement cf the Chinese Question, says a Tri bune cablegram. The- English press frankly confesses that it is wearj of hearing about punitive expeditions to one quarter or another, and that it eon . siders it hardly worth while to keep all China in a state of turmoil, pre venting thereby the restoration cf normal trade relations in order to pun ish a few criminals who cannot be caught while the court remains in ex ile. English opinion will not be fully expressed until the cues are provided by the foreign office, but it is fairly safe to assume that it supports the . American contention that the most ur gent requirement of the situation is the establishment at Pekin of a gov ernment, with the essential elements Of stability and authority. Since there can be no substitute for the empress's m'e. her return to the capital seems a foregone conclusion. -The punish ment of the princes, especially Tuan. is the chief- obstacle to a settlement. The latest dispatches indicate that the European powers -are gradually com ing to anlecision on the preliminary's of pen ee, on which general . negtftiatiows jnay be opened.' ' .' "" ? CHICAGO'S 6rksR STOEli. ' ' ' Chicago, Nov 20. Glaring flashes of lightning and loud thunder, sights and sounds generally peculiar to lnidsum men in -Chicago, accompanied the storm that burst upon the city shortly before midnight last night. Rain fell in deluging quantities and the ele ments displayed all the characteristics of a summer thunderstorm. Telephone and telegraph wires were affected by the electricity in the atmosphere. The streets in some sections of the city ran like rivers. There was enough wind on the lake to endanger the safety of light craft. Tlie storm probably is the forerunner of a cold wave that . has forced the mercury down to 32 degrees below zero in Montana and which is scheduled to arrive in Chica ' go to-day. .'.. POET BJORNSON WELL. . " Christiania, . Nov 20. The : poet Bjornson has recovered from his se- vere illness and has started for Paris, where 'he, will make a long stay. BIRTHDAY OF AN EMPRESS. Berlin; Nov 20. The birthday of Empress Frederick was quietly eom- memorated , at Cronberg. Emperor William was present at the celebra tion. .. ." AN EARTHQUAKE FELT. Bprlui, Nor 20. A special dispatch 4o the Associated Press announces that an earthquake was observed yes t mL-y t Florae CHICAGO'S DRAG NET. Nearly Four Hundred Arrests Made Last Night. Chicago)! Nov 20. The city council took a hand last night in the fight for the suppression of crime, and passed an order for the addition of 121 police men to the force. Before this action was taken at the council meeting, however, the police department had been busy in its "drag net"' arrests. Officers, armed with in structions to take in every suspicious character they chanced to meet, filled the precinct stations to overflowing. Nearly 400 -arrests were recorded up to last night, thirty well known thieves, pickpockets, burglars and highwaymen being among the prison ers. JOSEPH OTT, COMEDIAN, DEAD. Would Have Been Hopelssly Insane Had He Lived. New York. Nov 20. Joseph Ott, the comedian, died last night from pneu monia and Briglit's disease in his home in West 104th stret. His last role was that of King Charles in the burlesque "Noll-Go-In" in the New York theater. His physician said last night that a rumor on the brain (which accounts for many of his re cent eccentricities of the actor) would have left him hopelessly insane had he survived his other troubles. Ott, who left a wife and three children almost entirely unprovided for, lirst appeared on the stage in the Globe theater, Boston, with V. II. Mestayer and Theresa Vaughn (Ott's sisteri in "We. Us & Co." in the early 'SO's. He was 38 years old. Mayor Keoeives Threatening Letters. PATERSON, N. J., Nov. 20. Hun dreds of threatening letters have been re ceived by Mayor Hinchcliffe since the Jen nie Bosschieter case. ,In them tho writers tin-eaten the mayor with all kinds of harm, and some of them hold him respon sible for the fact that the perpetrators of the crime are still living. One was re ceived, postmarked New York, which read: "We understand that the men who brought about the death of Jennie Bns schieter will escape the penalty of the law through influence. Now, I warn you if justice is not carried out in the matter we will organize a band of whitecaps and bum up your public buildings and punish your officials. This is no longer any affair concerning- Paterson alone. It is now national, and its effect will be such." Mayor Hinchcliffe is very indig nant over some of the-letters and says that Paterson has the cleanest record from crime of any city of its size in the country. Strange Finds In'eiv York. NEW YORK. Nov. 20. Laborers ex cavating to lower a sewer in the line of the new rapid transit tunnel at Center and Leonard streets have unearthed some curious finds within the past few days that carry back to a time at least 100 years past. The construction has been carried down to a depth of over 20 feet, where the men are now digging hip deep in water and thrtik black mud. The workmen began to toss out a few bull horns last Saturday. Then they came across the horns in greater quantities, and finally their picks and spades seem ed to strike nothing but horns. The horns were blac! and crusted with mire and generally broken off and badly de cayed. An old resident said that there was a slaughtering place in the neighbor hood not less than 50 years ago, and the slaughtering men had probably used this spot as a burying place for the horns. Death of an Unfortunate Inventor. SAVANNAH, Nov. 20. John G. Car ter, formerly of Boston, the inventor of a process for making a substitute for lubber from cottonseed oil, died in the hospital yesterday morning after a brief dlness. By profession Mr. Carter was a landscape and portrait painter. Sev eral years ago he discovered his oil rub ber process. He went to Boston to en list capital in his invention. Thirty thou sand dollars was invested in a plant near Greenwich park, r ire soon after destroyed it, but it was rebuilt, only to be greatly damaged by a storm. Again it was rebuilt and was on the eve of be ing started once more when death claim ed its originator. The process was known only to Mr. Carter, and unless he left written instructions and directions for the continuance of the work it is probable the secret died with him. SvE-axey Closely Followed. ' KANSAS CITY, Nov. 20. Edward L. Swazey, who fled from Kansas City four months ago after obtaining o large sum of money from banks throughout the country by means of duplicate cattle mortgages.- i3 being "fallowed dose'y iy detectives in fiouth America, The loeal attorney for the -Cattlemen's Protective association, -which is prosecntiag .the search, stated that Swazey will bc.arrest ed and brought back here if he eaters a country where the extradition laws do not interfere with his being taken. It ap pears that Swazey went direct to Monte viJao from Kansas City. , Wild Jinn Only h Hiingry Boy. MIDDLETOAVN, N. Y., Nov. 20. Tho alleged wild man who has "been ter rifying the people near Walton for sev eral weeks and who made his hiding place in tho woods has just been discov ered to be a boy named Gann, who disap peared some time ago. He was finally compelled to come out of his hiding place ton food. ' ' An Important Anniversary.. t WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. Yesterday was the one, hundredth anniversary of the meeting of the first congress which assembled in Washington after the capi tal of the republic was transferred to this city from Philadelphia. The cen tennial anniversary of the removal of the sent of government to Washington is to be elaborately celebrated Dec. 12. Loonv Fixers Ordered Oat. NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 20. All the loom fixers in the Acushnet and Hathaway mills were called out on strike by the president of the national union in consequence of charges that the mill offi cials insist on crowding work oh the men. It is alleged that the operatives have been ajsked to handle 100 draper looms instead of SO, as formerly. Brighter For Australian Wheat Crop SYDNEY, N. S. W.," Nov. 20. Mr. John Liofcel Fegan, secretary for mines and agriculture, asserts' that the recent downpour of rain hns largely huproyed ihc prospects of the wheat croD. - TALK fiBOUTJHE HOT. Discussing a Bill Now Under Consideration. An Army of at Least Fifty Thousand to Be Asked For General Hawley Says the Return of Secretary Root Is Awaited so That a Bill Can Be Prepared Hawley Is in Favor of an Army of 100,o5o. New York, Nov 20. High officials connected with the war department, it is announced in a Tribune dispatch from "Washington, say that they are not going to ask congress for a perma nent enlisted strength of one hundred thousand men for the regular army or for an addition to the number of offi cers now on the army lists. It is learned from authoritative sources in the department that a bill is being prepared which will be pre sented to congress, providing for a permanent minimum strength of fifty thousand ' men in' the regular army, and at the same . time conferring au thority on the president to double this number iu case of need to one thou sand men. This is to be done, not by forming new regiments, but by adding enlisted men to the existing organized companies without at all increasing the number of commissioner; onicers. This arrangement would bring the army more in harmony with modern meth ods of organization, which tend to large companies and regiments. General Joseph R. Hawley, of Con necticut, chairman of the senate com mittee on military affairs, says that as soon as Secretary Root returns from Cuba a bill reorganizing the ar my on a permanent basis will be pre pared and introduced in both houses. Senator Hawley is quoted as sa3"ing in the course of an interview: "In my opinion an army of not less than 100.000, and perhaps more, should be maintained at the present time. In the near future, of course, there may be cause for a reduction. I think a measure might, be passed empowering the president to use his discretion to a great extent in determining the exact strength of the army. not. of course, to exceed the maximum fixed by con gress. Under conditions such as those existing at present, for instance, tho president could recruit an army of whatever proportions be deemed neces sary to handle the Filipino insurrec tion, and upon the conclusion of that work be could reduce tho number of troops in proportion to existing needs. This. I think, would be a most excel lent solution of the whole problem." "' GOULD'S YACHT. The-Atalanta Is to Be Sent to Ven ezuela. New York, Nov 20. George J. Gould's yacht, the Atalanta, with the war equipment with which she was armed for Colombia, which was to have bought her. is to go to Venezuela. Mr Gould has completed arrangements for her sale to the latter republic for .fi.ooo. General Nicanor Bolet-Peraza, confi dential agent of the Venezuelan gov ernment, who belongs to the Castro or liberal party, conducted the negotia tions with Mr Gould personally. The Colombian government was to have paid $85,000 for the Atalanta, and $30,000 for war equipment, with which she was to be lifted. Representatives of Colombia made arrangements with the 1 riggs-Seabury Gun and Ammunition company, which in turn made a contract with Mr Gould. The company put a powder magazine into the yacht and supplied her with mounts for six machine, guns iind one 4.7 inch riile. The guns were ready to be mounted. and the Colombians had already paid Soo.OOO on account, when there was a political change in Colombia, and con sequently delay in closing the deal. The time of fulfilling the contract ex pired. Mr Gould got back his yacht armored, and the Colombians threat; ened to sue the gun company. DEMOCRAT OFFICE BURNED. Foster's Daily Democrat in Dover Burned Out To-day. Tlover, N. II., Nov .20. The plant and building of Foster's Daily Demo crat, one of the oldest newspapers in the tat, and the leading publication tn firmfford county,. Trias twidly lam- ;af!--l by fire early o-day. The inter ior of the structure was burned out. causing a loss of $0,000 to the heirs of the late Joshua Foster, wno published the Democrat under tho firm name of George J. Foster & Co. The loss is partially covered by insurance. Two restaurants in buildings adjoin ing the Foster property were consider ably damaged by water. - . Arrangements have been made by Foster & Co to use the office of n weekly paper at Somersworth, a near by city, until they can secure one in Dover. CLASS RUSHES STOPPED. ' Chicago,. Nov 20. Alarmed by the death of a student at -the Massachu setst School of Technology last week, while engaged in a class rush, the fac ulty of the University of Chicago have warned the students of that institu tion that no class rushes will be per mitted hereafter at the university, inti mating .that those found participating in an outbreak of that kind would-be expelled. The action of the faculty at this time is due to the fact that a rush was being planned In a quiet way by the students for next Friday -night, ; RELEASED FROM ' PRISON. - Constantinople, No 20. The repeat ed representations of the United States legation here have resulted in the re lease from prison of the - Armenian A'rzouyian, who was arrested while travelling on an American passport. Arzouylau was ordered 'to leave the souutrr. . " ; BURNING OF HEGR0. To Be Brought to the Attention cf President McKinlcv. Chicago, Nov 20. The burning of the negro porter at the stake by the citizens of Limon, Col, will be brought to the attention of President McKinley by the Methodist ministers of Chicago. At a meeting held in the First Meth odist church they pjissod a resolution censuring the governor. of Colorado, the sheriff and the citizens of Limon, who composed the mob, and resolved to request the president ticall atten tion in his next message to the 2.000 persons put to death by mobs iu the last ten years and urge him 1o recom mend to congress suitable legislation which shall secure to every person ac cused of crime a fair trial and hold criminally liable all persons constitut ing mobs to torture, murder and burn. CZAR'S BAD ATTACK. His Temperature Went Away Up Last Evening. Lavidia, Nov 20. Bulletins issued by the czar's physicians to-day are less favorable. They report that the em peror passed a satisfactory day yes terday and at ! in the evening the pa tient's temperature was 102.2 and the pulse 80. His majesty slept tranquil ly until 3 in the morning. Subsequent ly his rest was broken and perspira tion appeared. This morning his con dition was fairly satisfactory. His temperature was 30O.4 and his pulse 70. CONGRESSMAN BOUTELLE. Bangor. Me. Nov 20. Miss Grace II. Boutelle, daughter of Congressman Boutelle, has come home from Boston tp remain for a short time. prior to her father's return after his long illness. Congressman Boutelle will reach here from the hospital in Massachusetts, where he lias been under treatment for some months; early in December, and will occupy his residence on Broad way, which has been closed since the beginning of his illness. The congress man is said to be gaining strength and looking forward to his coming home with much impatience. DECISION AFFECTS LABOR. St Louis. Nov 20 Judge Flitcraft. of the circuit court, lias issued an order restraining the Musicians' Benevolent association from suspending from membership Carl Forolieh. a musician, for his refusal to pay lines assessed for riding on the street cars after a boy cott had been declared against them by the association during the recent strike. The court held that the assess ment of a fine for riding on the cars was an interference with the private rights of a citizen. ENGLISH SYNDICATE FAILED. Denver. Col. Nov 20. The projected sale of the Camp Bird gold mine at Ouray to an English syndicate has been declared off. "The property will not be sold," said the owner. Thomas l- Walsh, who has just arrived here from Paris. "Had the prospective buyers been ready to pay over .$7,000,000 cash when the deal was first talked of. it is probable the mine would have passed into their possession. Now I have decided to retain possession of the mine.-' ALVORD HELD FOR JURY. New York, Nov 20. Cornelius J. Alvord, Jr, the defaulting note teller of the First National bank, was-?t'ld to await the action of the grand jury to-day by United States Commissioner Shields. It is believed that Alvord will be indicted at once and bis case will be put on the calendar for this term, which begins the second Wednesday in December. CARLOADS OF SALT. Silver Springs. N. Y., Nov 20. The Worcester Salt Co of Silver Springs started a special train of forty-one cars carrying 1.500.1)00 pounds of salt, this morning for Portland. Me. The train', which was started by Mayor Robinson of Portland, who pressed an electric button at his home, will ar rive at Portland Friday evening. Each car is decorated with flags and ban ners. MANY BUILDINGS BURNED. " Tacoma, Wash, Nov 20. A fire early to-day wined out a row of buildings on Dock street. near Fifteenth., occu pied by four. manufacturing.: plants. The loss is est iiliiUed- at .$t;O.00lV The plants 1estijoTted'i"weire theTTbrkelson Co. -asbestos -istpcd; ; l William Evans, steam Uttprs: (F; H. Brear. steam boil ers: a part of thet -Addison ' planing mill and the offices of the Young Lum ber Co; MISSIONARIES FOR CHINA. ' ' ' San Francisco, Nov 20.-.-Tlie steam ship China, which sails for the Orient to-day will , take back the lirst mis-"1 sionaries that have ventured into China since the boxer outbreak. ' Among those who will depart are the Rev Dr Trowick and his bride. The former is from Nashville, and the lat ter from Louisville. They go to Shanghai. V KING OSCAR IT. "' Berlin, Nov 20. A special dispatch to the Associated Press from Stockholm says it is rumored that King Oscar II. has had two paralytic strokes. His present condition, however, is not alarming. ; He drives daily and is out of doors considerably. .. OLD RESIDENT SUICIDES. Salem, Mass. Nov 20. David C. Lake, a well known resident of Pea body, who -attempted to commit sui cide by shooting himself with a re volver, died early to-day. He was 09 years of age. - NO PUNITIVE TRIPS. Berlin,' "Nov 20. An Official of the foreign office told a representative of tlie Associated Press that .punitive ex peditions against the. Chinese would soon cease, a ad that no others beside the present one would be ordered. Says There is No Particular . Hurry in Moving1. Will ' Be Willing to Move Back to Street Line Next Spring Superintendent-Reiley Says Work at That Point Is Blocked Unless He Moves Hi9 Building Right-Away. The attitude of Samuel Root in re fusing to remove his building on the Watertown road is the talk of the town, and many think that the ques tion will go into the courts and turn out to be one of the most interesting cases ever heard iu this city. This is very doubtful and the. chances are that the whole trouble will lie straightened out without either party striking a blow. Of course, the city will not re cede one inch from its position, bur it is thought that Mr Root will yield graceful; ' 'd thus save himself and the city ,T:,rrin,l ile expense. Mr Itoot was a member of the old board of compensation and knows more about tliis -,kiud of business than peo ple who' never had any experience in public affairs cf that-nature. Of course there are two sides to every story, and this is no exception. Mr Root alleges that the city has been rather slow in pushing -the work and that on this account the job cannot be finished this season and. therefore, he sees no sense in being asked to move ids building at the present time. He is satisfied, he says, to remove the ver anda, now and put back the building to the street line next spring. Mr Reil ey's version of it is that the .city could not proceed with the work at this par ticular point until Mr Root had re moved his house, and that if he had complied with the order in duo time there would not be anything left there for him to do now. All the curl) is on the ground from West Main street to Bobbins street, and if it is not set and the walks laid before things freeze the fault must not be laid at the door of the street, department. The superintendent also states that Mr Root did not offer to remove his veranda this fall and take the build ing off the street line next spring, but he admits that Mr Root was willing to remove the veranda provided be could have the house stand where it is until he got ready to move it. Mr Reiley says that he has no interest in the matter beyond the fact that he was given the order to work the street to a certain width and that, ow ing to the presence of Mr Root's house on the line he cannot carry it out in detail and that there is no course open to him but to report the facts as lie finds them to the board of public works and let them do what, tliey please about it. Tho building in ques tion is owned by two parties. But what matter about this. The little affair will right itself by and by and when the building is unshed back, the walks laid and the gutters cobbled, the neople will wonder how they man aged to live there before they got those improvements. CAMPANIA TO BLAME. London. Nov 20. The judgment of the admiralty "court was rendered to day in the action brought by the own ers of the British bark Embleton to recover damages for the sinking of that vessel by the Cunard line steamer Campania, in July last, during a heavy fog. about six hours alter leaving Queonstown, the collision resulting in the drowning of eleven members of the crew of the Embleton. which was load ed with dynamite. The court found that the Campania's speed was exces sive and that the Campania was solely blamable for the sinking of the Em bleton. and judgment ais pronounced accordingly. The Cunard Co intends to make an appeal. TO REORGANIZE BANK. Newport. TCy, Nov 20. Plans are being formulated for the reorganiza tion of the ('urban National bank, now in the hands of National Bank Exam iner Tucker as temporary receiver, ow ing to a shortage of nearly $2on.000. charged to Assistant Cashier Frank M. Brown. An assessment of $145 per share is the plan under consideration. Frederick J. Stone, who claims to be an intimate acquaintance of Brown, states tjrnt lie met the latter yesterday in Fort Wayne, Ind, and that he was en route to Canadit. ? " POPULATION OF ILLINOIS, Washington,. Nov: 20; The census? bureau to-day announced- the popula tion of Illinois as 4.2I,o50v against H, 20,351 in 1S00, an increase of 005.109. or 215 per cent. - WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Nov 20. For Connecti cut: Rain and continued warm to night and Wednesday; winds becom ing fresh south. -Weather notes: A long trough of Iov pressure is central in the Missis sippi valley, with high pressures over the northwest and off tho coast of Hatteras. Cloudy weather, with rain continues from the upper Mississippi valley eastward across the Lake reg ion to. the coast. Temperatures oflSO degree below zero were reported this morning from the northwest. Observations taken at 8 a. m.f Barom. Tern.- W. Wen. Bismarck - . .3032' 2 N Snow'"g Boston ...... '.30.10 40 NW Cloudy Buffalo ...... .'fcl.00 00 SW Cloudy Cincinnati . .. .30.00 00 SE Rain'g Chicago .. 20.82 i NW Cloudy, Denver 30.04 20 NB Cloudy Helena ...... .30.34 "10 N . Snow'g Jacksonville ..30.20 00 SB Clear Kansas City ..20.02 3d N Rain'g Nantucket . . . .30.18. 5 ' SW Rain'g New Haven .". .30.14, 40 N Foggy New Orleans.. 30.08 72 SE Cloudy New' York . . .30.10 (SO SW Cloudy Pittsburg .... .30.04 f.2 S. Cloudy St Louis .... .20.84 " 02 S Pt Cldy St Paul ..20.00 20 NW Cloudy Washington ". .30.10 C2 S Clear LOOTED JEWELRY ST0RE.I Three Men Entered, Assaulted the Proprietor and Left Him for Dead. Baltimore, Nov 20. Three men en tered, the jewelry store of. John J. Hubbard, 13 North street, assaulted the ijroprietor, left him for dead and literally gutted the place of everything of value. The assault and robbery oc curred within a block of the police headquarters, in one of the most fre quented parts of the city, within a stone's throw of City hall. It was 10 o'clock this morning. Mr Hubbard said when the three men entered his store they asked to see some diamonds. As Be turned to get them lie received a blow on the head which knocked him senseless to the floor. An hour later he was discovered bound and gagged and lying iu a coal bin in the rear of the store. Every article of value had been removed from the shelves and how cases. If. is feared that IIubbaiHl will die. SENT TO AN ASYLUM. The Woman Who Assailed Empcrcr AVilliam AVith a Hatchet. Berlin, Nov ' 20. The preliminary hearing tlie ease of the woman, Seima Scbuapke, who recently attempted the emperor's life at Brcsiau, resulted iu the prisoner's being ordered to be seat to an insane asylum for observation. A Breslau merciiant named Spiudler, who took an instantaneous photograph of the scene at the moment the woman threw the hatchet, was requested later to destroy the picture because it would dislpease the emperor, and he com plied with the request. FELL FROM SCAFFOLDING. Workman Injured This Morning at Hodsou's New Building. Matthew Ilanley, one of the work men engaged in putting up a metal ceiling iu j. '. Hodsou's new purchase fronting the green, fell from tlie scat folding this morning and received in ternal injuries tha warranted his re moval to his home. it is not believed that he will be laid up any length of time. CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMERS. New Haven. Nov 20. The executive committee of the Constitutional Re form association held a two hours' session in the office- of James K. Wheeler, secietary of the association, this afternoon. It was voted to in struct ex-Mayor Farnsworth. chair man of the executive committee, to draft a bill for the calling of a con stitutional convention to be presented to the coming session of the general assembly. This committee will be ap pointed in a few days. The greater part of the session was devoted to a discussion of plans tc secure the revis ion of the constitution as desired. THE AVAR REVENUE, Washington, Nov 2(. The republi can members of the ways and means committee met to-day to consider a means for the reduction of the war evenue. The committee will not take up or disturb the tariff on imports, as the members claim it would open up the old subject of tariff revision. MEMORIAL SERVICES. Vicar-General Barry killed by a Broadway cable car last Wednesday was greatly beloved in Concord, N. II. He was the city's senior pastor. Every one of its Protestant pastors made mention of him in prayer or sermon last. Sunday. In two Protestant, fiiurc li es the Episcopal and tlie Unitarian special memorial services were held. RAILWAY STATION ENTERED. New London. Nov 20. The Ga'les Ferry tragedy does not. seem to have any terrors for the burglars in this section. Last night the Noauk station was entered aud 03 cents was taken. The night before the Groton station was entered aud a small sum was taken. Population of lJeuiiylvntita. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. The popu lation of the state of Pennsylvania as officially announced by the census bu reau is 0,302,115 against 5.25S.014 in 1S90. This is an increase of 1,044.101.. ar 19.8 per cent The population in 18S0 was 4,282,891; an increase of !i5,123, or 22i7 per cent. Iron 18S0 to 1S1XK IT Iron .SltTiMi t Gccuncy. FLORENCE," Ala, Nov. 20. A ship-Bent-cf 1,000 tons of pig iron was made terc via Brunswick; Ga., to Bremen. SL'hkj is the third shipment made iu 60 lays to a foreign port I'i'isoner's Four'tli Eseape. JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 20. Brooks Story, a well known express robber, es caped frohl'thc Mississippi penitentiary yesterday. This is hrs fourth escape. CITY NEWS. The pumping station was started up for the first time iu some years to day and worked like a charm. Super intendent O'Brien tested it at its bid business of, pumping water out of the Mad river Vand it did it in a manner" which satisfied him that he will not run short of water any more provided there is any inthe Mad river. The plant never was in better condition than.it is at present and while it may not be needed right away it is- a great safe guard to have there, for no one can tell when ft might be necessary to uss it. ; T . ' : ; There was a rumor about town to day which could not be substantiated that Peter Kenney, " a Waterbury boy in Uncle Sain's service, had been killed while.-fighting-in the l-.nllippines. Peter Kenney is well known in the" eastern secfion of the city. 'He was living ou Wall street when he enlisted two years ago at the temporary enlistment head quarters which had been, established in the Odd Fellows building. . He was a young man -about 20 years cf age. and was Well liked by nil who knew him. As before said, the rumor of his death could not bo substantiated. RAILINGJELL Woman and Five Year -Old Gir Injured. FELL FROM THE SECOND STORY The Woman Was Hanging Out Clothes When the Railing Broke, Letting Her Fall to the Ground No Bones Broken, but the Woman and Child Were Considerably Bruised. Mrs James O'Donnell. of 47 Wash ington street, met with a serious ac cident this morning about 11:30 o'clock. The family live on the second story of William Mulvey's house and ' Mr O'Donnell, who was busy preparing dinner, stepped out ou the veranda to hang out some clothes and com menced pulling in the clothes line which was fastened to the banister of the railing, which gave way and fell" into the yard, taking the woman and her 5-year-old daughter, Kittie, after it. both coming to the ground with a thud which was beard for some dis tance. Mrs O'Donnell shouted for help and attracted the attention of Mrs Mulvcy, who keeps a dry goods store on the lirst floor, and who at once went to the rescue of the injured parties, who were -assisted into Mrs Mulvey's a .".art men ts and a messenger dispatched for a priest, and doctor. Father Fitz simmons of St Francis Xavier's par ish responded promptly and later Dr John F. Hayes arrived. Mrs O'Don nell is in a delicate condition and it would be difficult at this time to tell what the result of. the fall will be. The doctor found no bones broken, but the woman was badly bruised and suf fered great pain. The little girl was bruised and battered and suffered .much from the shock, but her injuries are not considered serious. There were other children on the veranda at the time, but they did not happen to lie leaning against the railing and con sequently avoided going over with the others. It was an unfortunate occurrence, still it. was one of those things that happen from time to time and for which no one can be blamed. The woman was doing nothing but what she had been in the habit of doing al most every day since she went to live there and had no warning whatever of approaching danger until she wast precipitated headlong into the yard. Of course a railing of that kind is not the proper place to hitch a clothes line onto, but people use them for that pur pose and it is very rarely one of them gives out as this did. Mr O'Donnell works in Holmes. Booth & ITaydens and received quite a shock when he learned of the acci dent. . TRIZES DISTRIBUTED. St Thomas's Church Fair Closed Last Evening at City Hall. The fair of St Thomas's parish was brought to a successful close last even ing, the stage entertainment, as usual, being of a high order. The fair has., been a success and the management ought to feel pleased at the manner in which everything connected with the fair passed off. The list of the winners of prizes is as follows: Boy's suit. Rev Father Treanor: biscuit pillow. M. Freediuan, 22 South Main: Quaker oats, J. W. Gafl'ney, 54 Park avenue: parlor clock. Thomas Dowling. OS Pearl street; S3 worth of" groceries, Mrs John Lynch, 7S0 North Main street: dining room table. H. E. Moody. Grandview street; -Madonna. Miss Julia Kenuaugh. Bish op street: fancy handkerchief case. Ed ward Bergin. 75 Baldwin street; parlor stove, H. Reedmau: picture of St An- . thony, Julia O'Loughlin. 00 Hill street: opera shawl, Minnie Gardiner, Hill street; parlor suit, Mrs Connors, 251$ Bishop street; dinner set. Kittie Ber gin. 275 Fine street: toilet set. Rev Father Treanor; ladies' shoes. J. Glynn, 4S North Willow street: dress pattern, r. J. K.. 800 South Main street: stand. May Sullivan. North Main street; opal ring, K. L. (leering. High street: over- ' coat, J. A. Batters. Lafayette street; lace curtains, John Feest, 273 Bishop street: barrel of flour. R.. S. Bailey, 58 -Center street: lamp. Kittie Conway, New England watch shop; couch, C. Nugent: onyx table, Mrs Elizaheth Avery. Elizabeth street: upholstered rocker. Mrs J. A. Turley, Dublin street: ton of coal. Thomas Dowling. -T 4S Center street: doily. P. Burns. 13 . Sarsfleld street: $10 gold piece, M. Car roll. 8 Hopkins street: -mandolin- and course of twelve lessons, G. Hunt, 112 Bishop street; St Anthony's statue. Katie Fol?y. 4S2 North Main street; -gold watch, Patrick Burns, J3 Sarsfieid street: $5 gold piece, Henry , 0 Hopkins street: mahogany rocker, Tatrick Mack. II ill street: half sov ereign, Baby Fox. George street: chif fonier. Annie Dineen. 50 Pearl street; pair of pictures. Miss Marie Ileringer, Kingsbury street. ASLEEP ON FILOT OF ENGINE. Unknown Young Man Falls Off Body Mutilated. New Haven. Nov 20. The horribly mutilated body of an -unknown young man was found at 12:30 o'clock this morning by the side of the 'Consolidat ed railroad track near AVest Haven. There was nothing to identfy the body. Frank P. Havens of Providence said he was one of three men wbo jumped ou the pilot of a freight engine as it was pulling out of New Tors. " As the train was between Milford and New Haven one of the three, who had been asleep most, of the time, fell off in front of the engine. A young man . named Cavanaugh, one of the three, managed to climb to the cab and notify the engineer AVord was sent for all engineers to' look; out for the body and it was found by 'men on a tratndue here at 12:30 o'clock. Cav amaugli went to the police station and told what he knew of the accident. . There was found in his pocket a pad ,of paper, upon which, was written. "John Boulior, 20 Asylum street, liart roivL" '.' ' .