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NICARAGUA ROUTE Isthmian Canal Commission Recommends It. PAPER PRESENTED TO-DAY. The Estimated Cost is $200,540,000 Larger by a Great Deal Than Any Heretofore Made. Washington, Dec 4. The report of the Isthmian canal commission, sub mitted by the president to congress to day, gives as the unanimous conclusion of that body that "the most practica ble and feasible route for an Isthmian canal, under the control, management and ownership of the United States id that known as the Nicaragua route." The commission estimates the cest of this route at $200,540,000. This es timate is much in excess of any here tofore made and is due to increased dimensions and other features not heretofore considered. The commis sion also estimates the cost of a canal by the Panama route at $ 14,342,570, according- to cue route, or $150,378,258 according to another route. As be tween the Nicaragua and Panama route the commission sums up a num ber of advantages favorable to the former. It. states also that under the concessions given by the Panama gov ernment to the Panama Canal com pany that government is not liable to grant the necessary rights to the Unit ed States except upon conditions made by the company. The report is a doc ument of about 17.000 words, almost as long as the president's message. Al though the work of the commission is not yet completed, many of the field parties slill being out yet, it has been sufficiently advanced to make it. prac ticable to present this preliminary re port giving the essential findings. A thorough investigation has been made .not only of the Nicaragua and Paua ma route, but of other possible routes, the commission keeping in mind the industrial, commercial and military value of an inter-oceanic canal, and also the rights, privileges and fran chises necessary to be secured for the construction of a canal under the con trol, management and ownership or the United States. In all thirty-one working parties were organized and sent into the field, making a force of about 220 engineers and assistants, be sides about 000 laborers, boatmen and other workmen employed in the vari ous countries, a total of more than 800. Meanwhile the members of the com mission personally conducted various branches of the work. One party went to Paris, where they examined the de tails of the Panama canal project now being executed by the French com- pa uy. A cabled description is given of the trip over the several routes. Along the Nicaragua route, it was found that the short section of partially construct ed canal is perhaps in as good Shape to-day as it was when the work was stopped. The buildings, however, are all rotten, and the dredgers, boats, etc, nre worthless. The commission visit ed President Zelaya and other leading J officials of Nicaras-ua and found them greatly interested -in the project. The occupation of their territory by the United States for canal purposes did not seem to be regarded as a serious obstacle, provided the sovereignty of the republic was respected. Along the Panama route the com mission found a large force of work men engaged upon the canal line, aliout 2.000 in number, according to the Prfuama company. The canal had beeu opened to some extent at both .ends. Immense quantities of machin ery implements and tools were found along the route. Much of this prop erty, the commission reports, is still adapted to American methods of work and aft of it is now from 13 to 20 years old so that no value should be given to the plant now on the. isthmus. A visit was also made to President Iglesias of Cos a Rica and his cabinet, and a strong sentiment found to exist for an American canal along the Nica raugua route. Trips were also made along the Darien route. After going over the several routes, the commission considered the dimen sions of the canal to be built. Having . in mind the increasing size of ocean going vessels, it was determined to fix upon a depth of 35 feet at mean low : water and a bottom width of 150 feet, with some increase of dimensions at certaiu points. These dimensions are -. larger than those proposed for any nrevious canal scheme. While they may seem excessive to-day the com mission points out that the canal is not likely to be opened within ten years, durine which time the increase in maritime dimensions is likely to con tinue,- A width of 150 feet will allow all but the very largest ships to pass each other in the canal while the locks are of a dimension to permit even the largest ships afloat to be maneuvred The size of the locks is 740 f eet length 94 feet width," In the clear with a depth of-35' feet. ' Taking up the Nicaragua route in detail, the commission says that the route adopted follows essentially the lines laid down by the Nicaragua canal commission in its report . of 1S97-1S99. It begins near Greytown on the Atlantic side, follows the San Juan river, enters Lake Nicaragua and terminates at Bnto on the Pacific side. The distance from ocean to ocean is about 180 miles. .Plans are given for the great harbors required at Grey town and Brito. ' The most difficult en gineering work is the dam across the San Juan river to regulate the waters of the lake. The time required to build "the canal hinges almost entirely on the time required for the. construc tion of this dam.' The commission says eight years would "probably be a . reasonable estimate for the time of building it. At least two years will be consumed in preparatory work and opening a harbor at Greytown, so that if work on the dam should be. com menced immediately thereafter, the time required for completing the entire -r work will be about ten years. 1 - The commission then "submits - the -following-estimated cost of a canal on ." the Nicaragua route:- - -:.'-'-. --- Eastern -division -from 'Greytown to : Boca San Carlos flam), $82,662,000. Middle division frora Boca San Car- toi dam to Las Lajns), $23,425,000. -Western division (from Lag Lajas to I" HO). $51,680,000. Ninety-eight miles of ".railroad, 350,000. . - , ' , Total, $107,117,000. Engineering, police, sanitation and general contingencies, $33,423,000. - Aggregate, $200,540,000. ' . This estimate is for a canal suitable for navigation by the largest ships now in existence, and thus in accord ance with the terms of the bill pend ing in congress. It provides for a dou ble system of locks, so that navigation can be maintained if one Bystem be plosed for. repairs or renewals. If a single lockage system is provided the cost will be reduced $19,07S.000. Nar rowing the bottom one-third will per mit a further reduction of $10,949,000. This would bring the estimated cost down to $103,913,000. Concerning the Panama route the commission says its natural attraction lies in the combination of a very nar--row isthmus with a low summit. Th width of the isthmus is less than thirty-five miles, while the summit is bare ly 300 feet above mean tide, .After a detailed description of-the entire route the commission gives the following es timated cost of completing the Pana ma route: Colon entrance American harbor, $7r- Harbor of -Bohio, locks, including levee, $10.718,28.8. Bohio locks, including excavation, $10,982,345. Lake Bohio, $2.7S0.449. ' Obispo gates. $295,430. Culebra section. $44,37S.335. Pedro Miguel locks, including exca vation and dam. $8,490,320. Pedor Miguel level. $1,109,011. Mirn (lores locks, including excava tion for spill-wav. $5,720,303. Pacific level, $12,300,914. Bohio dam. .$8,500,000.- (Jigante spill-way, $1,124,524. Channel between the marshes, $1,- 448.070. Chagres diversion. $1,929,976. Gatuheillo division, $100,000. Panama Railroad division, $1,2C7, 500. Total. ?118.01S,S10. Engineering, police, sanitation and general contingencies. $23,723,703. Aggregate, $142,342,579. UNIQUE NEWSPAPER SUIT. A New Haven Paper Sued for Not Re turning Manuscript. New Haven, Conn. Dec 4. A unique suit has been returned to the superior court in this city on issues that are extraordinary. Professor Horatio W. Parker, Bat tell professor of music in Yale univer sity, and author of Hora Novissima and other works of music, sues a lo cal newspaper, for $6,000 damages for failure to return a manuscript of his lecture on "Church Music." Profes sor Parker sets forth in his complaint that on April 10, 1900, he loaned the use of the manuscript to the defend ant through one of its representatives with the understanding that it should be returned.- It was not returned, ac "CbyfJing'to his complaint, and he is un able to reproduce it. -He values the manuscript intrinsically at $1,000, aud his loss by failure to fill engagements to lecture on the subject at $5,000. FOREIGN VIEW OF IT. London Editors Pass Judgment on the President's Message. London, Dec 4. Of President McKin- ley's message the Pall Mall Gazette says the most interesting section that concerning" China has been cabled ful ly, but it cannot be said that its length is equivalent to its strength. The Globe airs the ultra-jingoistic opinions, of which it has almost a mo nopoly. Taking for its text the refer ence to the Isthmian canal, it declares that Washington is "not entitled to override our treaty-secured rights in any part of Central America, except with the consent of our government. The Hay-Pauncefote compromise goes furthest in extreme conciliation and represents this country's very last word and the United States must either ac cept the proposal as it stands or abide by the ruling of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty, however embarrassing its pro visions may be to American imperial ism." TWO DERELICTS DESTROYED. New York. Dec 4. The navy yard tug Nina has returned from a trip to Block-Island, where she destroyed two derelicts, the coal barges Hudson and Robert Ingle Carter. They broke adrift from the tug Teaser off Mon tauk Point on the night of November 9 and foundered on the shoals of Nan tucket. The Nina found the wrecks in thirteen fathoms of water on the southeast ledge, two and a half miles from the whistling buoy .southeast of Block Island. Botb--wrecks were de stroyed by .the' use of service gun cot ton mines. NAVIGATION COMPANIES UNITE San Francisco, Dec 4. Advices have been received here that the Chilian Navigation company and the British Pacific Steam Navigation company have decided upon a joint fortnightly service to Mazatlan and San Francis co. " The British Pacific company will send the first vessel to the port from Valparaiso on December 26 next. From that date on the two' companies have steamer lines from Valparaiso by the way of Panatma to Ocos, . the most northern port of Guatemala THE CZAR RECOVERING. Livadia, Dec 4. The physicians of the czar issued the following bulletin to-day '. "The czar passed the last twenty-Jour hours very satisfactorily Yesterday evening his temperature was 100.6 and his pulse 80. - This morning his temperature was 96.6; pulse 66. His general condition is very good. His majesty is now able to sit in an iif- valid's chair at intervals during the day. "..;-;i,.;v; ' ' . - -,,;;., . TRAINS IN COLLISION. ?tuisin. CaL Dec 4. Five men killed and twenty-two injured was the result of a collision between a construction and C freight train on the.; South . Pa- cific railroad, fire miles from here, to- 1, .- Thn itirdil waro Hfwn o-tii-liei-e The' tilled and Injured were laborers erably bruised about the head " and For vsouae' unknown: reason the , resi employed In laying the track. v - ' legs. " " - , - dents prefer ue -postofflce. ... Tl CUP DE Rumor Says Wales Will -Race His Own Boat. " Taking The Place 4t Shamrock II , Manager Duncan Says It .Makes No Difference, the American Defender. Will Be The Best and Fastest Boat Afloat. New York, Dec 4. Yachtsmen have been discussing with great interest the possibility of the boat building for the Prince of Wales taking the place of the Shamrock II as challenger for the America's cup in case the Royal Yacht club shoulu come off the victor in the trial races. Manager W. Butler Duncan, Jr. said: "It really makes no differencejyhat boat comes over after the UpT as it cannot affect our activity in regard to the defense. "We are going to get out the very best boat possible. No pains or ex pense are to be spared to make her the fastest thing afloat, and when the time comes to race we shall have the knowledge that nothing has been left undone to make the defense a success. "Work is proceeding satisfactorily on the defender. Naturally 1 am not at liberty to give out the details of progress, but 1 can say she will be ready in ample time for early prelimi nary work." The joint visit of Messrs Duncan and Iselin to Bristol served to revive the opinion among yachtsmen that Mr Iselin would sail the Columbia in the trial races. Mr Duncan, however, when asked about the matter, said Mr Iselin apparently held to his original intervention to have no part in the defense, and he did not know who would have charge of this branch of the work. STEAMSHIP FRIESLAND. Meets With Accident Waterbury Mu sician on Board. This morning's New Haven Palladi um has the following interesting story: W ord has been received in this city of an accident to the steamship Fries- land, of the Red Star line, which left New York for England on Wednesday, November 7. On Thursday, Novem ber 15, the boat lost its steering appar atus and for two days stood at a stand still in the trough of a heavy sea. The passengers became very much alarmed and much excitement prevailed on beard until a sister ship came to the rescue. There was a large number of Connecticut people on board, some of whom are from New Haven, it is said. Anions: the passengers was Miss Belle Manross Sigourney of Water burv. Conn, who is very well known in this city. Miss Sigourney is an ac complished violinist and has many times played in this city at concerts of the Symphony orchestra and others. She sailed on the Friesland en rente for Holland, where she will study for some time with a noted European in structor in order to put some finishing touches on her talent. Miss Sigour ney has a studio in Waterbury. Dur ing last summer she was at her fath er's home in Madison. Conn. She played several times at the Hotel Ham- monassett in that place at concerts. During the few days prior to her sail ing Miss Sigourney was the guest of Mr and Mrs Sehneelock. who live on the corner of Norton and Elm streets in this citv. On loard the Friesland Miss Sig ourney has played at many of the con certs. A Peculiar feature of the accident to the Friesland was that the boat had on board part of the passenerers of the St Louis, which had an accident. SUED FOR DIVORCE. Suit Which May Develop Into a Sen sation Brought in New Haven. New Haven. Dec 4. Mrs Henry Donovan of 188 Hazel street, who was the victim of a cutting match in her home a week ago last night, being at tacked by Charles C. Kerrigan, said to be an admirer of hers, has brought suit for divorce against her husband former Alderman Donovan. 1 he pa pers were served by Deputy Sheriff William E. Higgins yestenlay arter noon, and eight pieces of property be longing to Mr Donovan were attached. The property is mostly located in the Ninth ward. As eronnds for the divorce Mr Donovan claim's intolerable cruelty and asks for alimony. The amount of all monv is not specified in the complaints The plaintiff asks for the custody' of two minor childrenn. T ho papers wer drawn bv Attorney Louis E. Jacobs nml will nrobablv be tiled with tne f.Wk of the suuerior court this morn inr . The case Is returnable m this in the first Tuesday in January v - , .. Mrs Donovan, wno nas ueeu in -wa terbury since the cutting, came to New- Haven, yesterday and arrangea tne ui vorce proceedings with her lawyei siie wns nlso subpoenaed ny ueteetue vror nf Station 4. who arrested Ker rigan, to appear in court oil December ui wliwi the case of assault with in tent to kill will come up before her nM.int There Is doubt as to -i.ofii0p she will testify against-him Kerrigan is still in jail, uemg unaoie tr nrnoiire $1,000 bonds. Mr and Mrs Donovan Were married about 20 years ago. When tuey whu he was 19 years old ana tne unue u. TEACHERS NARROW ESCAPE. Prof Starr of the University of Chi .crigo'Dragged By a Car.'-" '.?.V:. -. Chicago. , Dec 4. Prof Frederick . A. Starr of the University of Chicago had a narrow escape from, death while at tempting to board a Cottage .Grove avenue cable car at Iake4 avenue. The car was oing at full speed vand with, his clothing caught in the aar step Prof -Starr was dragged for dafty feet before the car was brought to a stand. He was plceked up by the andnptor Tor dead and was laKen nto a store to the neighborhood,: where he oon're vlved from the shock. He was cousin TALKING ABOUT EXPENSES. AldeTinan Cross Thinks Board of Edu-'-- ..cation Should Not Be Paid. . -There was not much said during the reading of the estimates for -1901 at the meeting of the board of aldermen last night, still enough "was dropped" to convey a mettv fair i.ina nf wi, I-will go and whnt- will not. For in ! stance, the motion of Alderman Goss, mi-ii was wiincirawn ror the present, that the recommendation of the board of finance that live new policemen be appointed be adopted, eliows that the board is not likely to turn this matter down, so that candidates for the berths should ba up and doing, it is safe to say, too, that we'll . get the $5,000 .uuuuucuueu.iur u puuee signal sys tem, and who- knows but t-iuit tii ni.. dermen may decide to lop oft" enough nei-e ana tnere trom other items to provide for a horse and wagon to pro pel people to the station who happen to be temporarily naralvzed under the present arrangement, have to oe carried to the station in anv kind r a vehicle that can be irot lurid nf Judging by what was said in ref erence ,to salaries for the board of ed ucation, our school officials will have o give their service srratis. Alfierm.m Cross came down upon this with both feet. Said he; "I don't see wliv th board of education should be paid any more than the member of the lxi.-n-ri of aldermen and other citv nffidnia who devota more of their time to the afi'airs of the city than the school board does and receive no compensa tion tor tneir services. It is not the purpose of this board to pay salaries ror woric that lotsof good men are willing to devote their- time to for noth ing. Alld I kllOW of llOtlline- that temla to maka a public official more ltmiest- nan to have him work for nothinir. The only city board that gets paid is the board of public works, and they arn wnat tuey get. They have t.) de vote a good deal of time to their work and I don't know that 1 have anything to say against paying them something for it. That's what this bn.-ird de- ded upon some time ago." Alderman Cross came near irettiusr into trouble over the Jewelry str?et matter. He didn't see anv sense in appropriating $17,000 for that work so long as there was no certaintv that t would be needed next year. "That." he said, "would go a good stroke on building a school on West Side Hill." while the aldermau from the sec ond was talking half a dozen members were looking at him with atturld "srlare in their eyes and if hp had said much more it is likely that Sheriff McDonald would have to step in and make peace. mat street is needed there as bad ly as a school is hi any part of the city." roared Alderman Callan. '.'ThouS' sands of people use it for various pur poses, men and women on their way to work and children going to school. to say nothing about the inconvenience people are put to In trying to get to cliureh through it in all kinds of weath er." .Alderman Mahaney this face white wth rage): "The board of public works expectsto liave a. chance to go ahead with that -work any day. The railroad people cannot hold lis back much longer and when the time comes, to act we want to be in a position to go ahead instead of waiting for a year to get an appropriation for it." Mr Goss (wearing a very sober face): When: the railroad gets ready- to make changes there they. -will want them made as quickly as possible, and ill! my. judgment it would be well for the city to be in a position to meet them at any moment." , " Alderman Cross (apparently scared at the row "his attitude on this matter started): "But it may not be needed next year." Alderman Walker (boiling over with rage): "well let you see whether it will be needed or not." That, was practically all there was said in reference to the appropriations at last , night's session, bur it is safe to state that much more will lie said between now aud the next meeting, for the republicans will have their lit tle caucus all by their lonesome and come into the chamber prepared to do certain things whether the other fel lows like it or not, though to be candid about 'the matter, the present board appears to pull together pretty well. AMERICAN SAILOR SHOT. Colored Tar Lured Into a Marriage and Is Now Dying. ' New York, Dec 4 William Bent, a colored man 33 years old, and a sailor oa the United States warship Mouon-gahela,- is dying in Roosevelt hospital from a pistol wound in.Jiis right side. Which he received during an alterca- tioji-ih the rooms of a white woman be had married last night. Bent was formerly attached to the warship New York, -aud took part in the bombard ment of Santiago. He had a day off yesterday and brouzht a large sum of money; on' shore-with him. He went to a house in West Twenty-seventh street,; where he met a white woman known only ns "Dolly." The two drank together for a while and then sent for a preacher, who married them. After the ma rriaee. there was a cele bration attended by a large number of colored people, culminating in a row in which Bent was shot by some one not known. , LOOKING FOR SWINDLER. Stamford, Dec 4. The police of this city are looking for a stranger, who, it Is alleged, swindled a number of - mer chants here yesterday. According to the police, the man visited sereral stores,, mostly clothing stores, and pre sented checks bearing the signature of J. II. Beers, a -well known local con tractor. , The man was dressed as .a painter; carrying a pot of paint and several : brushes. The last seen , of the alleged swindler was when he was boarding an east-bound train last night. J PREFER THE POSTOFFICE. ; ;-" SoutbDort, Dec-4. An extraordinary tBuwsft" meeting of citizens is to be held in Greenfield nilL two miles north of this place, -itosmorrow nignt. -rue pur- poses at "Its promotion is nothing less than ,ne -eaJeulaied to prevent the, es tablishment -of a rural mail delivery. MflifMM ID. - , .- . - . - . - - , ' - Says " Eoardman School Dele gate is a Prevaricator. The True Story As To Why Water : bury High School Did Not Tlay The Boardman"'iSehool Story In The State Papers' Is a Misrepresentation. This . morning's Hartford Couraut printed the following, which will sur prise some of the local football play ers: -. ..-" .-..'.r.' "A iiieehlg"5rf ' the delegates to the TrjnifyJ" f ollege Interschoiastic Foot ball association was held in the I. K. A. house on Vernon street Saturday moiuing. Those present were Cap tain Brown aud Manager Pock of tne Trinity college football team, Mr Mc Neil of the Uoardmau Manual Train ing school of New Haven, aud W. B. Roberts, representing -Hartford nigh. Springfield .' High's delegate failed to appear. The , iJoardman school was formally admitted to the league. Other schools proposed and agreed upon were: Westminster Preparatory school of l'oiufret Preparatory school of Poml'ret, Taft's Preparatory school of Watertown;- Cheshire Military aca demy of Cheshire, Torrington High school. Norwich Free academy of Norwich, "and Wesleyan academy of Wilbraham, Mass, Meriden and Hill house High- schools were also pro posed, but much doubt was expressed as to tlvir willingness to join, on ac count of their connections with the Yale league. Manager Peck of the Trinity team' will write to the above mentioned ;chools, asking them to join the league. As soon as all have been -heard from a meeting of dele gates will be held, and officers elected lor the coming year. A remark made by the delegate from the Boardinan school may be of interest to local stu dents: He said: 'We challenged Wa terbury High school for a game soon after their contest with Meriden High, but they refused the challenge : as their players had gone back to work and they could not get their team to gether again.' It will be remembere'd that in their account of the game be tween Meriden and Waterbury High schools for the championship of the Y'ale - league, the New Haven press claimed that the. Waterbury boys played ringers. on their team. The re mark made by the Boardinan represen tative seems to bear out .this state ment." In regard to the above alleged re-mnrk-of the Boardinan delegate, Man ager Murray, of the Waterbnry High school football eleven, has the follow ing to say: "It's a deliberate lie and you can draw your own conclusions as to what name is applicable to its author. I received several telegrams, several letters and several telephone calls'from Boardinan asking for a game. .They would give nothing but half expenses and would play on no date except on December .1, after the season had closed. Finally they offered $10 as an. inducement to, -bring the champions of the C. L S. F. A. to New Haven. I wouldn't have it, but they said they only had $14 in the treasury aud beg ged us to-gov We aren't playing for charity and ns the season was pretty far advanced, and we would win no glory by ' defeating Boardinan, we weren't anxious about going. At last they offered $20 (it seems they had been taking up ' subscriptions in the meantime) and I .-accepted the offer, but wheiii they insisted on playing December 1. I canceled the game by telegram. It ; is s doubtful whether Boardinan ever made such a state ment. It is more probable that. It is a sample of the reportorial ability of some High school student, whose sen timents crept in despite himself, and so veracity can't be found in those re ports. m If there, is any doubt about the players that were-a part of our famous team, the captain of police from Meri den. or, in fact, any gentleman that wishes the honor, are, cordially invited to visit the Waterbury High school and be introduced to the members of the team any day, As seeing is be lieving perhaps they will be convinced and cease the noisy, ct.lmor." - THREEjFliXDARIXS EXECUTED. Y?re Instigators of the Massacre of Christians. London, Dec 4. A special dispatch from Nan Kow Pass, dated November 3i. says the Kalgan expedition was in effective, the-Chinese evading all at tempts to engage them. The towns en route were occupied unopposed and some tolls of skins and silver were levied. The cavalry captured the bag gage of the retreating Chi nes& force at Swen Hwe Fu, killins thirty of jts guards and fecured 20,000 taels. .- Three mandarins, who were insti gators of the massacro of converts at Tsi Ming, and twenty-three Boxers, were executed, fiut the Germans gen erally ignored evidences of anti-foreign activity; . There are continuous disturbances in the interior, where a bad impression has been made by the excessive with drawal of foreign troops and the com placency. of- tlie allies. The mission aries anticipate a recrudescence, of the outrages. ; ANOTHER -FOOT BALL GAME. ," New York,' Dec 4. W. B. Shoemak er, the' manager" jdf the Columbia uni versity .foot'" ball-team, has received word from-the University of Califor nia to the effect that the Pacific coast team would be pleased to meet the New York team on the gridiron during the Christmas holidays. As the" Colum- biateam is willing to take the trip and permission has already been - se cured from - the faculty committee, it is not unlikely, that the game will take place. :--; '- , ... : ' INDUSTRIAL MEETING. ; . .' New Orleans, La; Dec 4. The South evn industrial - convention will meet here , to-dav. - Several hundred dele- e-ntes are expected. Governor Heard is here from Baton Roue to deliver the welcoming ; address. The Nicaragua canal, cotton factories, textile educa tion Improvement - of gulf ports, com-r,nismi-v arbitration. deepening the mouth; of the Mississippi river, rail Winds' and; other- subjects will be di vided among committees of delegates from all states "and each subject will lie acted upon separately. DISTRICT COURT John Stokes Tleaded Guilt7 of Keep ing His Saloon Open Sunday. The wheels of justice in the district court revolved, backward for a while this forenoon. To-day was theregular day for the opening of the criminal term of the court bit there being very little business to be disposed, of the usual crowd and bustle' were absent. The only lawyers, .present were prose cutor Bronson aiid F.. P. yuilfoile. Judge Cowell was telling a funny story about the late war when .the prosecutor of his-court bounded ili upon him aud expressed surprise why court had not opened. In a minute Janitor McGraw was fighting with the sometimes im movable window shades and Sheriff igney was getting into his blue blouse with the gold buttons and Mr Bron son was getting out of his mackintosh. Soon all was ready for tlie administra tion of justice, the court mounted the bench and in the excitement of the occasion Mr Bronson asked that, the civil side be opened. This was done in a second and $; was charged up against the district. Then Mr Bron son announced that John Stokes- of Bank street, Brooklyn, was present with his counsel. Attorney Guilfoile, to plead guilty to keeping open his saloon one Sunday. In the lower court Stokes was fined $75 aud costs, which amounts to $'.H.,H4, and he was present simply to avoid trial and spare the district so much expense. At this point Sheriff Riguey reminded Mr P.ronson that he was doing criminal business in a civil court which was contrary to law. Mr Bronson replied that he could not help the mistake, he feeling very civil this morning. This squib cost a fly that was loitering on the cleric's desk, its sight, someone giv ing it the contents of a pen-full of ink on the head. So the wheels of justice had to be turned backward, civil" side had to be adjourned and the criminal side opened. -.ll..j)f which wns done without any friction in the operations of the court. Stokes was then formal ly put to plea. He paid bis -fine and departed. Court then adjourned to next Tuesday when the jury will sit. PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENTS. AVashington, Dee 4. The president to-day sent to the senate a large num ber of recess appointments.- among them being William 1). Bynum of In diana to be. a committee to revise and codify the criminal and penal laws of the United States and William. A. Johnson of New Jersey to be first as sistant postmaster general. SIX ARE NOW DEAD, Chicago. Dec 4. The corrected list of casualties of the explosion last night of a boiler In the lighting and heat ing plant of the Chicago and North western railroad, shows six dead and sixteen injured. Five of the latter will die. Hugh McGregor was added to the list of the dead to-day. ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS. New York. Dee 4 Arrived: Steam ers Furnessia from Glasgow; Oana diau, from Newcastle. . CITY NEWS. At the meeting of Mulcahy council, K. of C, Friday night. State Deputy Frank H. Fallon of Hartford will bo present. Dr J. W. Johnson of Torrington to day sold a handsome bay horse and pneumatic tire Stanhope carriage to JJr John .1. Gailey ot .North Main street. Special forecast for Connecticut: Rain to-night; Wednesday cloudy and colder, probably rain or snow in east portion; winds becoming high north easterly, shifting to northwesterly to night. ''-',." Manheim Mendelssohn, a well known tailor living at 10!) Round Hill street, has entered suit for divorce from his wife on the grounds of de sertion and intolerable Cruelty. It is supposed that Mrs Mendelssohn is. -In Europe. She has not lived In Water bury, for some time. . - ' ' S Barcelona council. No 4i. K. of C held a largely attended. Mlceting in For esters hall last evening and elected the following officers for tlie ensuing year:- Grand knight, Thomas F. Mr Caun: deputy grand T:n:ght, John W Black; treasurer, Thomas Kane; finan cial secretary, James Lyons; recording secretary, James Shea: chancellor, A. P. Convard: lecturer, Patrick Leahey warden, John S. Neagle: advocate, W. C. Kelly; inside guard. Edward Kiley: outside guard, Patrick Costigan: chap lain, Rev Dr Martin; trustees; John C Thompson, Patrick F. Shields, Joseph Lyons and P. II. Reilly. The funeral of Miss Catherine Hen nessey took place this morning from her late home on Bank street, with a mass of requiem at St Patrick's church by the Rev Father Gleeson and iteriiieut in St Joseph's cemetery. The bearers were Michael Clancy, Jos eph Goonan, Cornelius McCarthy, Pat rick Moynahan, Timothy Mahoney and John Kearney. The floral offerings in cluded a pillow from the family; heart. employes of Smith & Griggs; twenty- four roses. . Miss Daisy Lord; bou quets, the Miss?s Mollie Doolan and Kittle Sullivan, Annie Casey and .Tosie Moynahan. Mrs Meyers, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Tehau. Mrs Horigan, Mr aud Mrs; Lake, Miss Maggie Sweeney and nieces and nephew's ot the de ceased. ; . . : The committee recently appointed by the board of aldermen to draw up a bill for the" consolidation of the city and town will begin work, to-morrow evening at the offices of - Kellogg & Kellogg. . Notices to that effect were sent out to-day to the respective mem bers of the committee, -which consists of the following: Attorneys John V. Kellogg, John O Neill, who was ap pointed last evening in the place of Mayor Kilduff. who resigned; James E. Russell. F. B. Rice and Iv F. Bur pee. The latter may resign He told a Democrat reporter to-day that he had not the time to .'devote to the matter that it would require of him. ' Mr Kellogg, who is chief engineer of the project, said that lie has not invited anv - renresentative of the town yet he will first get the views of the in dividual members of, the committee in shape and then invite the kickers. The whole proceedings strike Judge ioweil verv Kinsrularlv. It is like; a man marrying a woman without her con- Bent. . - - TO BEJAROLED. Mauricd Moriarty Will Soon Return to Waterbury. BOARD OF PARDONS DOES IT. He Will Be Given Employment at Benedict & Burnham's Has Been Away from Waterbury a Little More Than Five-Years. The board of pardons, in session at the state Capitol yesterday for the De- cember term, granted the application of two convicts to be pardoned from state prison and the release of three prisoners on parole. Those pardoned were Clemente Mussi, an 18-year-old Italian, who was sentenced in October of last year to imprisonment for five . years for killing a man who ravished his 7-year-old sister, aud Frank . De Witt, a colored man, who. was sen tenced in Litchfield county on October 4. 1S!!. to one year aud six months for burglary and theft. The paroled pris-. oners are Maurice Moriarty of Water bury, who was sentenced in New Ha ven county on November 14, 1S05, tff ' ten years for killing his motherrin-4aw.""" He has employment with the Benedict t Buruham Co as soon as he Is re leased. Thomas Ringle. who was sen tenced at New Haven in April. 1S90, for three years, has employment with, his former employer. William Ross, who was sentenced in the same county on April 0, 1S07. to five years for for gery, was the third prisoner paroled. we lias heen onered employment by the E. M. Ward Co of this" city. No reference to tlie other petitions was made by the board and it is generally understood that when no report is made on them they are rejected. - George Skidmore, who was sen tenced in Waterbury on October 20, 80S, to three years for horse stealing. asked for pardon. He said he had been told that the board wanted to pardon him. Who told you that?" asked the chief justice. I was told it in prison," replied Skidmore. "Then you don't want a pardon?" .. "Oh. yes, I do." Skidmore stated that he pleaded guilty because he was told that it would be better for him if he did so. He came to Connecticut ,from Oh. He left the latter state because a girl who had promised to marry him would not become his wife. He lived in Indiana at. one time. Warden Garvin said that Skidmore's record "is bad, very bad." He expect ed that Rabbi Elkin and a gentleman from Middletown would appear before the board in behalf of Skidmore. Maurice Moriarty was a model pris oner and his friends hope that he will appreciate the benefit of life outside of state prison, keep away from liquor and turn out to be the same law abiding citizen lie used to be when he was one of the best known men about town and owned considerable property, all of which has long since changed hands so that when he comes out he will have to begin anew. He was twice married. His first wife died several years ago. Since he went to jail his second wife was granted a di vorce in the superior court and is now married to a farmer near Thomaston. Mr Moriarty had two or three children by his first wife, but had no issue from the second marriage. A year ago .or so a considerable amount of money was raised with a view to securing his release, which has finally been ac complished, and if he does well, and no doubt he will, people will forget his past record and try and help him along. He was among the first per sons to purchase a lot on Washington street and built the houses there now owned by Michael Hartnett. which, to be sure, have been improved consider- ablv since. Before coming to Water- burv he lived for some time in Thomas- ton and had lots of money when he came here. Things seemed to go his way after he located on Washington street and had he kept away from drink the chances are that he would be one of the wealthiest men in the city to-day. But what matter about that. ''Maurice," as everybody used to call him, is coming out, and he should be given a fair trial to estab-" Hsu the truth of the contention that he has reformed. A SUFFERING FAMILY. Destitution Reigns In a Baldwin Street Household. The attention of the selectmen has been called to the condition of John Shannahan and family of 780 Baldwin street, where sickness and needed cir-' ciimstances appear to hold high carni val, and unless a change for the bettec comes in the near future an effort will have to be made to get the patients' into the hospital, something which it would be difficult to do owing to the fact that two of the children are in bed with scarlet fever, and the father is hardly fit to be taken out of the house. One of the children died -yesterday morning and wras buried in the after noon, and it is a question if the two that are still sick with the disease will ,live . through it. The' selectmen con sider it the worst case tnat nas come to their notice in years and are willing to do anything they can to alleviate the suffering of the family, but they do not see how they can well be. moved on account of the danger of spreading the sickness. The most they can do under the circumstances is to provide nourishment and medical attendance. Father Curtin was caK?d in Saturday niarht to srive sniritual consolation to Mr Shannahan. and after looking at the condition of the place be at once notified the selectmen, something which some one in possession of the facts should have done long before. Mr Shannahan has been sick for some time past with a complication of dis eases, and if anything is to be done to give him permanent relief it is thought that he should be sent to the hospitaV f or it is his. only hope. It is hard to think that such conditions should ob tain in a country teeming .with full aud plenty, but such is the case, how ever, and the one demanding attention at the present time' is ouly a sample of the various cases of the kind that are being constantly brought , to the notice of the authorities.