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Not a Church Left Standing in
Town of La Grange.
A Deluge of Rain Preceded the Cy
cloneThe Cyclone Also Visited Oth
er Places in Tennessee A Number
"Were Killed and Many Houses Were
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
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
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
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. '
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
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.
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
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'. but
he did not demand)"
That is the difference between the at
titude, of. America and that of the Eu
ropean powers.
-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
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.
- 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
'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
Olin Castle, the man in the case, is
younger than either of the women con
cerned. '
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.
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
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. " '
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. .
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. . '
' 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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. '-..'
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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."
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. .
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.
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.
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. ., . .--
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.
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.
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.
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.
. : '- '
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

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