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WATERBURY, CONN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1900. TRICE TWO CENTS. GERMAN SENTRIES DOUBLED. 1 USED A ANOTHER TERRIBLE CRIME. SLI WORK 0FT0RNAD0. Not a Church Left Standing in Town of La Grange. THREE KNOWN TO BE DEAD. A Deluge of Rain Preceded the Cy cloneThe Cyclone Also Visited Oth er Places in Tennessee A Number "Were Killed and Many Houses Were Destroyed. Memphis, Tenn, Nov 21. A tornado Struck the town of La Grange. Tenn, forty-nine miles east of Memphis, on the Soutthern railroad, in Fayette ctfunty, at 4:30 o'clock yesterday, and as a result not a church is left stand ing except the Episcopal. The streets are littered with the debrisof destroyed buildings, merchandise, telegraph and telephone wires and poles. Three dead bodies, one. Walter I. Mood-, a white man, and two negro women, had been recovered when the correspondent left on last evening's train to bring the re port to Memphis, and six, wounded had been attended. A deluge of rain was falling when the cyclone came, but its advance was foretold by a roaring, rushing sound, followed by quick, heavy reports which gave the inhabitants warning, and they rushed out from the falli buildings. Columbia, Tenn, Nov 21. A terrific cyclone, moving in a westerly and northwesterly direction, struck this place at 9:30 o'clock last night, and left havoc in its path. The northern and western sections of the city, which are populated principally by negroes, were almost entirely swept away. Fif teen persons are known to have been killed and it is feared that this number will be largely increased by later re ports. The dead are: Misses Florence and Evelyn Farrell. Captain A. F. Aydol ette. wife and one son: another son and daughter, missing: Miss Kate Forsythe. James Cherry and six negroes, names unknown. Tlie cyclone lasted for about five minutes and its path extended about 1.000 feet wide, which is clearly marked by devastation. Many houses, including a large num ber of negro cabins, were blown down and many others unroofed and other wise damaged. The fencing surround ing the United States arsenal was blown away,, but the building remains Intact. A frieight train on the Nashville. Florence and Sheffield railroad was lifted from the track, but as far as reported none of the passengers or the crew was injured. Memphis. Tenn. Nov 21. A tornado bounding through a narrow stretch of territory, extending from a point three miles north of I.ulu. Miss, to La Orange. Tenn. caused a heavy loss of life and property yesterday. The storm so completely interrupted tele graphic and telephonic communication that neither the origin nor the end ing of it can be determined, nor can the extent of the disaster be learned. From meagre details obtainable, cov ering only three points, it appears that nineteen lives were lost, and the de struction of propertv was also heavy. It is believed that in the cyclones in the towns heard from numerous farm houses and. interior communities of more or less considerable population were struck, and these being cut off from the outside were unable to give notice of their distress. Accompany ing the tornado was a terrific rain storm. Thirteen persons are reported killed between Love Station and Cold Water. The tornado made its ap pearance at about ?:?.0 p. m. and swept everything in its path. Trees were up rooted and fences and buildings were levelled to the ground. At Cold "Water several houses were destroyed and a child was seriously in jured. A negro child was killed throe miles north of the town. The cyclone passed from southwest to northeast and struck Batesville about 4 o'clock. Several houses- were demolished and seven persons were more or less in jured. A church was unroofed. Nashville, Tenn. Nov 21. The storm was general over this "section, much damagoo property being reported from adjacent counties. Communica tion by wire soiith of here on the Lon Isville and Nashville railroad is cut off mid the extent, of the tornado's work cannot even be surmised at this hour. A. wrecking train is, due here from Columbia in a short time and it Is pre sumed further information will then be forthcoming. Reports of deaths in that section are not Credited here. No further casualties have been re ported from the Nashville and Chatta nooga districts. St Louis, Nov 21. A special to the Post Dispatch from Columbia, Tenn, "says that fifteen white persons and twenty-two negroes were killed In last night's storm. The track of the storm was through Macedonia, a negro suburb. ' COMPROMISE EXPECTED Secretary Hay and Sir Wilfred . Laurier May Settle Question.' ' .New York, Nov 21. The American embassy is not taking an active part in the general , negotiations between the United States and Great Britain, which will be resumed by the joint high commission in Washington, says the Tribune's London cablegram. Such journals as comment on the prospect of a speedy settlement of outstanding questions express gratification over the improved relations between the two . governments. The bulk of these questions concern Canada closely, and Secretary , Hay and Sir Wilfrid Lau rier are expected to effect a jseries ot timely compromises. . The re-opening of the -Isthmian Canal question, wblebv'so far as Eng land is interested, was satisfactorily adjusted in the Hay-Panricefote treaty, 2s not desired in England. That; conventional-regarded in 'England as a great -concession from . '. England to America, and Sir "Wilfrid Laurier as a forond-minded imperialist," 'for lear ! t Washington and London gov "T"fe to fsettle; a iong-stahd-' without reference to It Was a False Alarm, "However Prince Tuan Stripped of Power. Tien Tsin, Nov 20, via Shanghai, Nov 21. There has been considerable tiring recently in the neighborhood of Tien Tsin, and owing to a report that the German quarter of the city would be attacked last night, the German sen tries were doubled, a regiment purolled the opposite bank of the river, and the remainder of the German troops were ordered to hold themselves in readi ness for action at an instant's notice. Nothing happened, however, to show cause for the alarm, although to-day all the Chinese servants of the Bengal Lancers, officers and men, left say ing they had been informed that the Boxers were marching in a large body on Tien' Tsin and I'ekin. Neither General Lome Campbell, of the British troops, nor Colonel Moole, of the Americans, believe there is any truth in the rumor; but the natives evi dently believed it and many of them are leaving the service of the foreign ers. Berlin, Nov 21. Count Von Walder see cables from rekin that he will re turn the viceroy's visit to-day. He has advices from Colonel Torek's corps showing that the Chinese Gener al Ho, with 10,000 regular troops and much artillery, is near Kalgan, pre pared to resist energetically a further advance of the expedition. Colonel Y'orck, therefore, will await reinforcements before attempting to proceed. Berlin, Nov 21. A special dispatch from Pekin says that Prince Tuan lias been arrested and stripped of power by order of the emperor and empress dowager, but that fears are felt of General Tung Full Slang, who. with 10,000 .regulars, is in Hu Jang Pu. THE DIVIDING OF CniNA. Government Officials No Longer Con ceal Their Belief. New York. Nov 21. Government of ficials, says a Times dispatch from Washington, no longer make any at tempt to conceal their disbelief in the sincerity of the protestations made by the powers that they do not contem plate the partition of China. The speech of Count Von Buelow illustrates well the attitude of the powers. He said in the course of it: "It is impossible to foresee further developments. We shall not allow our selves to be led beyond these demands except by the interests of civilization, and especially by the interests of Ger many." These words are paraphrased as follows by an administration official: "This is all we want to know at pres ent. We shall not make any further demands unless we feel like it." Although Count Von Buelow assert ed that the demands he reported had been made by "unanimous agreement." it, is not lielieved that the United States representative has assented to them. Mr Conger has reported from time to time the various propositions under consideration, but he lias not yet iu dicated that anything in tile nature of an agreement has been reached upon which the powers might act. and which is to- serve as a basis of negotia tion with the Chinese authorities. The great danger hangs about the question of indemnity. Every day brings to the state department further information about the swelling of the expense bill. Germany has now figured her mili tary expenses at SoO.OOO.OOO. This does not include a single claim for damages: it is nothing but the cost of sending troops to China and burning powder. The United States has not yet reached the point of setting a figure beyond which demands would be re garded as excessive. The United States desires to make the indemnity the very utmost that China can nay. but no more. The American feeling is that. China has sinned so grievously that she must suffer a tremendous pen alty. One of the officers of the admin istration lately in describing the merican attitude, recalled Bismarck's declaration after the Franco-German war. that he would "bleed France pale." "But," he added, "Bismarck stopped there. He did not try to kill her He demanded 5.000.000.0001'. but he did not demand) 50.000.000.000f." That is the difference between the at titude, of. America and that of the Eu ropean powers. , - CTXXESE TOO KTUONG. -London, Jvov A .special d tJgiateli from Pekim dated November 1H. says the Kalgan Expedition found Admiral (not general) Ho occupying a strong position at Hsueng Hwa, and the com manders of the allied forces decided they were not strong enough to attack him and sent to Pekin ' for reinforce ments. MANY STEAMERS OVERDUE. Anxiety Felt Because of the Threaten ing State of the Weather. New York, Nov 21. Twenty-two days from Bordeaux, the French steamer Panama, -which has been re ported long overdue, passed in Sandy Hook at 9:37 a. m. Other steamers overdue are the Kaiser Wilhelm ( der Grosse, Amsterdam, Kensington, Anehoria, Marquette, and Oceanic. There is added interest in looking for the overdue 'ships In the threatening state of the weather to-day, indicating that another big blow Is coming. At 9:30 a. m. at Sandy Hook the wind was freshening from S. S. W., with a cloudy sky, making up for a storm; at Fire Island the wind was W. S. W., fresh with dense fog. Thirty-five schooners and one bark entine are anchored on Sandy Hook and In the lower bay awaiting 'the passing of the expected storm. A VANDERBILT ACTRESS. '' . V - New York, Nov , 21. Mrs Marie Wilmerding, daughter of the late Van derbilt Allen and a granddaughter of Commodore Vanderbilt made her stage debut last evening at a charity enter tainment given by the Columbus Cath olic club at the Lenox Lyceum. She appeared in a "humorous sketch en titled "The Gold Brick," which was written for lier. She plays the part fit a country maiden. , . , Jealousy Caused Her to Cut Throat of Another Woman. Deliberately Planned to Kill The Wo ;uau Who Married The Man She Once Loved The Woman Lived I Eighteen Days Before Dying She Forgave Her Murderer The Case Is Attracting Much Attention. El Dorado, Kas, Nov 21. Miss Jessie Morrison, 'charged with killing Mrs Oiiu Castle last June, by cutting her throat' with a razor, was placed on trial here to-day. The case is one-of the most remarkable in the history of Kansas crimes. -Miss Morrison's al leged motive for the murder was jeal ousy. She having been a former sweetheart of Castle, who is a clerk in a store. Miss Morrison, who is 25 years old, is the daughter of former Probate Judge M. 11. Morrison, .and the family has been promineut in El Dorado so ciety for years. Mrs Castle, who was a Miss Mary Wiley, was the same age as her alleged murderer. Her family also was well-to-do. A short time before Castle's mar riage to Mjss Wiley. Miss Morrison, who had formerly clerked in the same store with him, is said to have threat ened Castle. One afternoon a few weeks after the wedding neighbors at tracted by Mrs Castle's screams broke into her house. They found her lying in a pool of blood from several ugiy gashes in her throat and witli Miss Morrison, razor in hand, bending over the prostrate woman. Miss Morrison too. was bleeding from several cuts. Mrs Castle lived for eighteen days. Before she died she made a statement declaring that Miss Morrison had at tacked iier without provocation, and sent word forgiving her. The prose cution will contend that the defendant deliberately planned the murder going to the Castle home armed with a razor purchased on purpose and after ac complishing her mission she turned the blade upon herself. Miss Morrison will plead self-defense. Her side of the story is that Mrs Castle had called her into the house and after starting a quarrel, at tacked her with a razor, which she took from a bureau drawer in the room. In the struggle that followed Miss Morrison declared, she wrenched the" weapon from her after receiving several cuts and defending herself inflicted several slashes in the victim's throat. 'Eminent lawyers have been engaged on both sides. The defense won a point recently when it secured a copy of Mrs Castle's dying statement which was refused them at the prelimiuary hearing. Olin Castle, the man in the case, is younger than either of the women con cerned. ' DELAGOA BAY AWARE; The Americans Who Owned the Road Were Paid in Full. London, Nov 21. The Delago Bay railroad award was paid this morn ing. The Americans received their share through the Seligmans. The Delagoa Bay railroad award of $3,0O2.Nt!0, with interest at 5 per cent from June 2.". 18S9. is the result of the seizure of the Delagoa Bay railroad by Portugal. Besides the principal and interest, about $."1,000,000. Portugal paid on ac count $140,000 in 1800. The Ameri cans interested are the heirs of Colonel McMurdo, an American citizen, who, with a number of English capitalists, built the road and ran it until seized by the Portuguese officials. DUTCH GOVERNMENT REFUSED. New Y'ork, Nov 21. The Dutch gov ernment, says a Herald dispatch from the Hague, was recently requested by the Chinese minister to take part in the negotiations with China. Its reply was to the effect that Holland 'had never been at war with China, but that she intended to demand repara tion for anything that might have hap pened to her minister at rekin, and also as soon as details of the damage was received for any loss caused to the Dutch residents in the Celestial empire. The Dutch minister, who is still at Shanghai, with his interpreter, Mr Van Duysburg, has -received orders to return to Pekin and forward -particulars of the damage -done by the bowers. TEESCHBOESK BSEEHEES. ' Chicago, Nov 21. French, draft horse breeders throughout the terri tory niny register pedigreed stock at any time in the future instead of with in a year after the animal is born or imported, according to a revision of the constitution of the National asso ciation made last night at the twen tieth annual meeting of the organiza tion. The following officers were elect ed: President, S. Noble King. Bloom ington. 111: vice-presidents, John Vir gin. Chicago: William II. Springer, Galesburg. Treasurer, J. W. Craft, Pekin. Ill, secretary, E. C. Staub, Fair field, la. " ' KRUGER REPORTED OFFTOULON Marseilles, Nov 21. 2 p. m. The Dutch cruiser Gelderland, having on board Former President Kruger of the South African republic, is reported to be off Toulon. The reception of Mr Kruger is likely to be postponed until to-morrow. Later a dispatch from Toulon announced that the Gelderland had passed there. She cannot reach Marseilles before (5 o'clock this even ing. . NOT READY FOR TRIAL. Worcester, Mass ,Nov . 21. Oscar Nelson, charged with the murder of Gustave Erickson' in WorceHter, No vember 10, was in central district court this morning. As the government was not ready with its case the trial went over until Friday. . ' ; . FIRE IN WALLINGFORD. ' Wallingford, Conn, Nov 21.--A large barn owned by Charles Brerellng, with all Its contents, was-destroyed early this morning. Th( origin of the fire is uuknpwn. Loss about $1,000, part ly Insured. -t- A Young Child Made the Victim of Some Scoundrel. New York, Nov 21. A girl, apparent ly about 5 years olid, who said she was lost, was found bjf a policeman at De lancey and Clinton streets late last night. She was t4ken to a police (sta tion, where the matron, who put hei" to bed. diseoveredj that she had been criminally assaulted. The little one was transferred to St Vincent's hospi tal. She is reported to be in a seri ous condition. Four detectives were assigned on the case and the police sent out a gen eral alarm for the child's parents. The place where the child was found is in the so-called "Red Light" district, where efforts are being made by the police to stamp out prostitution. ESCAPED FROM PRISON. A Bicycle Thief Cuts His Way Out of Hartford Jail. Hartford, Conn. Nov 21. The Hart ford county officials are making every effort to secure the recapture of Wal ter Wrightiugton. of Albany, N. Y., who escaped yesterday afternoon from the county jail, where he was serving a sentence of one year for stealing sev eral bicycles in this city. Notices have been sent out all over the state and also to many cities elsewhere, asking the police to lie on the lookout fol ium. Wrightiugton. who is also known as Frederick G. Chutter, is said to be wanted for bicycle thefts in Manches ter. N. H.. and Lowell, Lawrence, Lynn and other Massachusetts cities. He was sentenced in the superior court here last September, and had been employed as shipping clerk in the caning room of the jail. In some man ner he secured a file or saw. and cut away one of the bars of a window in the room where he worked. Ry jnnining eight feet to the ground and climbing over a fence, he was able to escape to the street, unnoticed except by one prisoner, who later notified the jail authorities. At an early hour this morning no trace of him had been found. Wrightiugton is described as slim built 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighing 148 pounds. He has a dark complexion, wears "a dark mustache and has hazel eyes. He is 20 years old. He wore a prison uniform of stripes when he escaped. MESSENGER BOY SHOT. Called from Behind Counter and Shot Twice and the Shooter Takes Acid. New Y'orfc, Nov 21. Joseph Noi mann, a bartender, entered telegraph office No 10 shortly before !) o'clock this morning and called out John Daly, a messenger boy, 15 years of age, who was behind the counter. The boy "went out and-a -moment later Neimann pulled a revolver and tired three shots in quick succession. One shot struck Daly in the face, another invthe hip. and the third went wild. Daly fell to the Iloor and a number of men who were witnesses of the shooting made a rush for Neimann. He was too quick for them, however, for drawing a small bottle containing carbolic acid from his pocket, he drained all the contents and fell ..helpless beside his victim. Some time ago Neimann found young Daly on the streets ragged and home less, lie took him into his family and fed and clothed him. As soon as the boy was able to do for himself lie left. Neimann. and Neimann felt the 'in gratitude. COUNTERFEIT TICKETS. Manager Hixon Says Some New York Firm Is Sending Them Out. New Haven, Nov 21. Manager Rob ert Hixon of the Yale Athletic asso ciation announced this morning that there are a number of counterfeit tickets for the Yale and Harvard game in circulation in the city. Only those tickets issued by the Yale or Harvard managements will be recognized. Such tickets are issued on the allotment scheme. Manager Hixon said: "We have found that there is a firm in New York who are printing those counter feit tickets. They have agents here and they expect to ship tile bulk of tlie tickets here Friday night or at the latest Saturday morning. We have been endeavoring to locate the firm, as we are informed on credible authority that in some way they have either se cured, our, plates or copies, of them. We .tliejseforje warn nil people to buy their .tiokets;only from tlie proper per sons,'; Fancy: rpa'iees ruled to-day's Kales.., Tickets Beeured from students, tbwe of them, brought as high as $00. Speculators are bemoaning their hard luck in not securing more seats. TWO YEARS' WORK. Tacoma, Wash, Nov 21. Within a mouth the trains will be running over the Great Norther Railway to Puget Sound, through Cascade tunnel, on which work was started two years ago. WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Nov 21. For Connecti cut; Rain and colder to-night;' Thurs day .fair and colder;, brisk" south but shifting to west winds. Weather notes: The storm area cen tral in the Mississippi valley yesterday morning is now central in "tlie Lake regions, and will probably pass out the St Lawrence valley to-night. Rain or snow occurred at nearly all the sta tions east of the Rocky mountains. Low . temperatures continue in tlie northwest. Reports west of Rocky mountains were not received , this morning. '-..' Barom. Tem. W. Wen, Bismarck .... Boston ....... Buffalo Cincinnati Chicago Denver Helena ;...'.. Jacksonville Kansas City . Nantucket . . New Haven: . New Oi-leans.-New York Pittsburg .. .... . St Louis .... St Paul Washington .. .30.04 4 .20.80 02 ,29.44 02 .29.7,8 00 29.75 32 .29.88 42 . .30.10 10 ..30.22 04 .30.14 22 . i .Missing. .29.84 (10. N -. S sw w w w sw SB w Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Pt Cldy Cloudy Clear Pt Cldy Clear Clear SW Cloudy S Cloudy SW Cloudy .30.10 .29.84 .29.04 .30.04 - .29.84 .29.80 74 ,04 60 38 20 G8 s w w s Cloudy Pt Cldy Clear CiOudy Several Waterbury Ken Taken in By the Agent. He Is Selling An Alleged Copyrighted Edition of "Messages and Papers of The Presidents" Justice Cliilds of New York Says the Copyright Scheme Is a Fraud From Start To Finisli Rendered Decision To-Day Against the Work and Against The Men Back of K, A man wild" represented himself as agent for a work entitled '.Messages and Papers of the Presidents," which he offered for sale for S.i4 has been doing Waterbury and is supposed to have wormed himself into t lie confi dence of several good citizens and left town, taking with him their good money. It-will interest all who paid tins man money to know that a 'de cision lias just been handed down, in the., superior;, court pronouncing ithe whole tiling a JTraud and deciding in favor of the deferident in the case of a man who had signed the contract and given the agent a check, but got on to the scheme on time to have the check cancelled before it. could be cashed. Tlie agent sued and was beat en in the lower and higher courts. A prominent Bank stret merchant had a run in with the agent in Waterhury. but lie didn't get his check, but all the same he was able to exhibit checks signed by several of our best known citizens, who had taken thy fellow at his word. Justice Cliilds. in passing judgment on the case, said: "The plain purpose of the person who originated this sys tem of obtaining subscribers for these books was to defraud the public. Tlie very assumption of the name "Commit tee on Distribution,' which this plain tiff says he did assume as a business name or style. Imparts a fraud. The addition of the name Bodmer. treas urer of the cimmittee on distribution, extends tlie fraud, and the purported acceptance of the order for the com mittee signed 'T. II. Burnett, sub-eoni-miltee No 4.' consummates it whenever a person is found doing business under the firm name or style of 'committee on distribution' it st ill was his individ ual business. It required no treasurer of the committee on distribution. It required no sub-committee No 4 to pass upon his orders. The assumption of that style and method of doing busi ness' plainly reveals the fact that this plaintiff intended to send out his emis saries or agents to effectuate his fraud ulent intent by making just as false statesmonts as were made by Pendle ton to the defendant. Indeed, the state ments' made by Pendleton wore in ex act line with tlie paper to which he procured the signature of tho defend ant, the whole being a gross fraud and imposition upon the defendant, who was induced to believe by these state ments and papers that he was one of a few favored individuals who might purchase an invaluable work which could not. be obtained in any other manner or from any other source than that thus offered, and that if he neg lected to close with such offer instant ly lie would be forever deprived of hav ing in his possession this great work. "'It is not difficult to see how the de fendant might be and was Influenced ly these statements to put his name to this paper, which, upon the face of it. imparled tlie same false and fraudu lent statements as those really made by the plaintiffs agent, who. doubtless, was partiecps criminis in the transac tion. These statements were clearly material and operated to secure the name of tlie defendant to the contract. which the plaintitr now seeks to en force an action in which the plaintiff claims, and assumes to be the only per son interested in the vendor of these books. Such a scheme, permeated with fraud from start to finish, should not be permitted In- sanction of any court to succeed. The judgment here in is affirmed with costs." THE GIRLS' GLEE CLUB. Everything in Readiness for Produc tion of "A Dress Rehearsal. "A Dress Rehearsal," a comic opera in one act, will lie presented for tlie first time in Waterbury by the Girls' Glee club. Monday, November 2!i. The music is bright and catchy and the dia logue interesting. Thaeast of cbarae' ters follows?. Miss Jo ne a. principal ot Grove-Ilonse academy; Mis Wintwm Russell; Mademoiselle- Eirfnard, French grfteriiess.- Miss Kittle- ISergiu- Amy (raw.- afterwards-- Cfnder-ella. Miss Winnifred Ward: Clara- Williams. Miss- Lottie Logan: Sarah Ann, the greedy girl. Miss Lita Holcomb; Sophonisba Spivins. the romantic girl. Miss Mar garet McDonald; Martha Higgins. Car rie Jackson, tlie spiteful sisters. Miss Clara Sutton. Miss Jennie Freney: Mrs Jarvey, elocution teacher. Miss Elsie Dickson: Miss Prudence Pinchbeck, a visitor. Miss Beulali Boughton; Rosa Jennings; afterwards fairy godmother. Miss Edih Henderson; servant, Miss Carrie Beerbaum. . DAN DALY NOT IN IT Left "The Cadet Girl" Cast on Monday , Evening. r Jean Jacques, who is in Boston, tele graphed his local representatives this afternoon, instructing them to an nounce that Dan Daly is not in the cast of "The Cadet Girl." which is to be giv en this evening at Poll's." On Monday evening,, owing to some trouble with the management, Mr Daly left' the company, but last evening at Spring field his role was taken by Harry Dox. The Springfield papers this morning gave much praise to the latter, saying that few recognized that a substitu tion had been made for Daly. Mr Jacques, however, in order to "kep faith with the - local public, Jnsjsted on the fact being announced. In all other respects "The- Cadet Girl" . will be presented as advertised. CHOATE MADE HIS REPORT. London. Nov 21. United States Am bassador Choate made a report to the British foreign ' office to-day on the subject of the Filiipino junta at Hong Kong. The war office took cognizance of the .report and will make reply as soon as It has been considered. CITY NEWS. The members of the Elks' committee who are making arranfti-nients for the memorial services, wili meet to-night at the Democrat office at 7:.'!o. A small boy named Richard Caswell w:is knocked down and run over by a grocery wagon on North Main street nits forenoon. Besides a general shak ing up his lips were cut. Ur McLuuleu uueuqcd hi:;:. The new jewelry store of Frank P. Bectoii iSc Co will ne opened je.si loroe days later than, was expected. The. original plan was to open to-night, nut owing to some delays the store will not le opened until Saturday. When the store is opened the people of Wa terbury will be surpriseu at the splen did line or" goods that will be dis played. The Y. M. C. A. foot ball squad are requested to meet for practice to-night at 7:45 p. in., in preparation- for their final game of the season, which will bo played next Saturday in Seymour, with the strong eleven of that place. Tlie players hope to end. the season, which has been a successful one for them, with. a victory. . The condition of Alexander McRub of Clay street, who was removed to the hospital some time ago suOering from an attack of typhoi icver. was reported very low this afternoon. Mr Meltob is a very popular citizen and many inquiries have been made about him at this office during the past few days, and it is to be regretted that tlie news to-day is not more encouraging. Mrs O'Dounell of Washington street, who was injured yesterday by falling off the veranda, gave birth to a baby last night, but it did not live over ten or fifteen minutes. It was buried this afternoon in Calvary cemetery. The woman is getting along as well as could be expected under the circum stances and unless something unex pected sets in she will be all right in a short time. Tlie little girl who was precipitated into the yard with her shows no signs of having been serious ly injured. At the Y". M. C. A. gymnasium yes terday afternoon the "Whites won trom the Blues by a score of !to 7. thus gaining the league championship in the Junior basket ball league. The game was close and interesting throughout, abounding in beautiful plays by both teams. The Whites were composed of the following players: Captain Chap man and G. Tompkins, guards: Camp bell and Leach, forwards: and Schun. center, while the Blues' make-up was as-follows: Hyde and Ronhani. guards: M. Tompkins and Davis, forwards, and Captain Larkin. center. A man who had occasion to travel along East Main street late last night, or rather early this morning declared that he saw half a dozen men near the old tan shop with a cart load of lish which they had just captured in the East Mountain reservoir, which is now being cleaned, lie said that he talked with the men and that they in formed him that all one had to do was to fill them up into a bag and that if you did not care for trout, pike, perch, pickerel or bullheads you could delve into the six or eight feet of mud and load up with eels. This sounds like a fish story, but tlie man was positive that he had made no mistake and repeated the statement a dozen times that when lie met the men they were on their way home with the full of a dump cart of all kinds of lish. II. II. Spooner of Ne-,v Haven, pres ident of the Connecticut Christian En deavor society, has been secured by the Y'. M. C. A. management to deliver an address next Sunday afternoon at Jacques Opera house. Mr Spooner is a fluent and stirring speaker, one who holds the rapt attention of his audi ence throughout his entire speech. An especial feature of next Sunday's pro gram will be the presence of tlie Fisk jubilee singers of Nashville. Tenn. who will, in their own inimitable style, render several selections. Their rep utation as singers is well known throughout the country. They alone ought to attract a packed house at the meeting. Tlie New York Herald of to-dav pub lishes a long story of an alleged injury received by George A. (Joss, of this city, a sophomore at Yale, in which it is stated that Mr (Joss, while bound in a harness, straining every nerve to establish a strength record, overdid it and caused a blood clot, to form on tlie brain." George A. Goss is one of the best known young men in Waterbury. a prominent foot ball player and an all ;."irond good fellow, and naturally the .story Ti'eted some talk and prompted people to -inquire if it were true. A Democrat reporter-asked- Alderman E. A. Goss; brother of the well known athlete, alout the matter, and was in formed that the accident reported in the Herald to-day occurred one year asro next month. Mr (Joss got over it all right, but tlie family is not anxious to have him play with tlie big teams", and probably this led to the pushing around of the accident of a year ago, and some wide-awake scribe, thinking it a new thing, soon made a capital story out of it. - The committee appointed by the al dermen to prepare a draft of a bill for the consolidation of -the town and city governments appears to be tak ing' things easy mndS unless they get a move on themselves they will not be ready to report until after the next session of the general assembly ad journs. The committee' should get to gether and report some kind of a bill and then if the 'aldermen do not like it let them try it themselves. Those who are behind it claim that they are going to present a bill to. the legisla ture anyway, but they wuld prefer to go there with one that had met tlie approval of the board of aldermen rather than with one of their own making. The committee is catching "fits" from the consolidationists. some of whom declare that if they do not, get down to business before the next session of the board of aldermen they will appear 'before; that august body and have the committee- "fired" and a new one appointed,, made up of men who will give the matter .the atten tion it requires. ., . .-- ( DR ANDERSON ELECTED, Meriden. Nov 2l. This forenoon the congregational conference being held in this city confined the work to busi ness only. Among the directors elect ed were the Rev Joseph -An (lemon and the Rev E. K. Holden of Waterbury. Scovill Company Refuses to Pay the Water Tax. CLAIM THAT CITY OWES THEM For Water Pumped From the Mad River They Claim That ." $10,000 Worth of Water Was Taken From the River The City Has a Bill of $1,100 Against Scovill's The Out come Will Be Anxiously Awaited. About 200 consumers of city water failed to pay their bills within -the' prescribed time and now. when they do decide to pay, they will have 5 per cent added from November 10. They will lie notified again on December 1 and given ten days to settle or have their water shut off at the expiration of that time. One of the parties who has not come down with the dust ia the Scovill Manufacturing company, not because the concern is not able to meet the bill, but rather on ac count of the fact that it does not want to, the company notifying the collector that it desired to have its water rent. of about $1,100, go towards paying off the amount due the Mad River Water company by tlie city of Waterbury for water pumped from the Mad river dur ing the regime of the old water board,' which, in the opinion of the Mad River Water company, foots up somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000, and this, so Mr Kingsbury told the board of public works some time ago. is con sidered a very modest sum. Of "course tlie collector lias no authority to settle such matters, and perhaps the thing will drag along until the time to shut off the water arrives, and then the .fight will be on in earnest. Tlie Scovill Man ufacturing company belongs to ' the Mad River Water company, and prob ably it was decided to take this means of bringing this whole matter to a head. The city has never denied that there was some claim against them by tlie Mad River Water company, and when the question was brought to the attention of the present board of pub lic works it was referred to a commit tee, and that was the last heard of it. It. was before the board of public works during Mayor Barlow's admin istration, but they thought it a good thing to push along to their successors, and, therefore,. little or notice was tak en of it until this year. Nearly all the big shops in town are connected with the Mad River Water company, which is said to be a regularly organ ized body and controls the Mad river water supply. FAIR AT WATERYILLE. Supper Will Be Served This Evening From 5 to 9. Considering tlie inclement weather, the fair now being held in St Michael's church hall. Waterville. attracted a large attendance last night, and all spent tlie evening in a very happy manner. Tlie exercises included a so prano solo by James Gorman cf St Patrick's choir: solo. "My Rosary,"' D. Rlandsfield: selections, the Misses Kil roe and McCarthy, and Messrs Ityan and Gorman: selections, Mozart Man dolin club, of Brooklyn, composed of Messrs Johnson. Smith and Kane. There was a large delegation present from Waterbury. This evening supper will be served from 5 to 9 o'clock, and it is understood that a big crowd of the pin shop hands have decided to step in and partake of the good tilings. Tlie stage program will include black? face specialties by Miss Annie - Wha Ien: baton exercises. William Kelleher: duet, the Misses Kittie Denehy and Mamie Fogarty; specialties. Michael Tammany. Miss Sullivan will appear in elocutionary exercises. The voting contest for tlie most popular lady in the "Ville is creating considerable inter est, and wise indeed would be the man who could tell at this stage of the balloting tlie name of the lady who will come in ahead in the race. PROSPEROUS ORGANIZATION. The A. O. H. Showing Healthy Growth, In City and State. Ilibernianism in this city" appears to be booming. During the past few. mouths, or in fact since First Select- ; man Doran was elected state" presi dent of the order, it has been growing rapidly. The increase in membership in this city is wonderful. Last even ing the top notch of initiations was reached, when twenty-one candidates for membership were initiated in Di vision No 5 and fourteen application were received. So far as known this breaks tlie record of the number of initiations at one- time in any society in this city since the days of the Knights of Labor, when hundreds used to be' enrolled in one night in Assem bly 2,SK1, and half a dozen languages were being spoken at one time on. the floor. Under no other county or state president has. the A. .O. H. in this city thrived so well as under Mr Doran. He has not only "given encouragement to the individual members to increase their respective . divisions .'but has rolled up his own sleeves, so to speak, and practiced what he preached. The total membership of the order in thl9 city at present is about 1,000. . : '- ' t ! AID FOR CHILDREN. "' " W. R. nearst's Newspapers Contribute - $50,000 to Galveston. " New. York, Nov 21. A check for $50,000 was mailed last night to Gov ernor Sayers of Texas, 'to e applied ; to the aid of the children who lost their parents in the September storm which devastated Galveston. - It is . the offer ing of tlie newspapers of W. R. Hearst and representing the. proceeds of the Galveston orphans bazaar held here and the gift of friends of the sufferer from the disaster