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AVATERBURYCpNK, WEDNESDAY,- DECEMBER! t& 1900.
.vol xiv no i PRICE TWO CENTS. A SEVERSTORM. Signs, Blinds", Trees and' Storm Doors Twisted and Shaken. PLATE GLASS WINDOW BROKEN - It Was 'Also the Heaviest Eain Storm '' of the Season Traffic Blocked and Business Suspended in Many Places i Much Daruagei to Shipping. Last night's rain and wind storm caused considerable damage to ' pri vate property in different parts of the town, upsetting outhouses, blowing down trees and banging Hying pieces against window glass with disastrous results. Blinds on several houses were knocked to pieces and swinging signs had a hard time of it to resist the on slaughts of the wind and in some in stances many of them had to yield fo superior force and were whirled about like pieces of paper. During the storm the plate glass in one of the show windows of Iiyau & Fitzmaurice, Bank street shoe' dealers, was struck by a flying piece and caved in. In many instances pedestrians had close calls from being hit by the missiles and -.'people who did hot. have very press ing business on hand decided that the house was the safest place they could find and remained indoors. The rain came down in torrents and filled the reservoirs so full that there can rio longer lie any doubt, about A ater bury having all the water it will need for the next six months, so that after all it is a bad wind thatT-lows nobody good luck. STORM IX LONDON. Shipping Roughly Handled and Sev eral Wrecks Reported. London. Dec ". Storms - have been sweeping over -the British coasts-and The ships in the channel have had rough experiences. Several minor wrecks haw been reported. The steamer Rossgull, of Plymouth, foundered off the' Island of Jersey. Her passengers were saved, but a boat containing nine of her crew is miss ing. St Bridie. Department of Cotes-Du-Xord. Dee' 5. The English steamer Rossgull, which has been lost off the cosat of. Jersey, was engaged in the service between EnglautLand the chan nel islands and St Brieue. She foun dered in a gale at 11 o'clock last night. According to the report which has reached Jiere only eleven out of the forty people on board of her have been saved. DAMAGE FROM STQRM- Parts of Newburyport ' Submerged Shipping Badly Damp' jd. Newburyport, Mass. Dec ft. The storm of last night did considerable damage in this city along the water front. It reached the proportions of a hurricane and the sea was very high. "The lower part of the town and wharves were covered with water. The tug Bronx of the Merrimac River Tow ing Co and three barges coal laden, were dashed against the wharf and sunk. The tug Hazel Dell was also damaged by being forced against the wharf. " The sand digger Morning Star of Boston, Captain Perkins, was. report ed off, the harbor this morning flying distress signals', but the sea was so high that no assistance could be ren dered from this port. Several small fishing craft were dashed? to pieces Against the whaTves and the sea wall was damaged to the extent of $1,500. SCHOONEll IN TROUBLE. Portland, Me. Dee 5. An unknown schooner of about 100 tons went ashore near Scarbcro to-day. The seas . are washing over the vessel aud she will probably go to pieces.' Nothing is known of the fate of the crew. -'.,- THREE VESSELS ASHORE. Biddeford. Me. Dec 5. Three vessels went ashore at Biddeford Pool during .last night's storm. --"-. et- W1T.T.S ni?tm?nw.r Stamfoiyl.-. Dec 5. Word - received here to-day indicates that considerable . damage has been done by the storm of last night along the shore lielow . Stamford." Several sea walls were " blown down.. One of them, located in What is known as the Lucas property, lias been the cause of a law suit, which was yesterday decided in favor of the Lucas estate. In the city to day the roof of the Cement works was Mown off. trolley wires were torn from the poles and traffic has been delayed for some time. '. ' STORM HELD SHIPPING. . x-,. Vii.1- rwio-" with th' wester ly wind an a clearing sky the fleet of outward bound steamers which- yes terday's gale caused to anchor in the lower bay last night, passed out -Sandy - nook eaily this morning. Sailing craft Also UcfcU I" " " J v"" . and a'bhg passing out and also several cosating schooners. The in-coming n-ics-en-rer liners due to-day were re- tri anrlr the Menomihe from- -. London and Columbia from Mediter ranean ports.-..-; . RUSSIA'S COTTON CROP. ' Washington, -Dec 5. The cotton crop oi Central Asia, is expected to be ex cellent 'this' year., according to Yive Consul Smith at Moscow -This year's crop is expected to aggregate between Seven- and eight .thousand' poods, or enough to meet, half or the general de mand. The remaining, cotton required for manufacturing purposes In Rus sia will have to be Imported. . ; NEW, HAVEN MAN SUICIDES, v Xr York Dee 5. GfM. Maltby, Jrf commuted suicide in the Grand Union hotel last night.- He had been drink ing Jieavily of late and was very de spondent because he had spent all ot tlO.OOO Received, from the .estate of his niotber several'years ago.. The Tnan Jeeves a wife and a two month old FURNITURE ON FLRE. Stubborn Blaze in Boston -Which Caused a Loss of $150,000. Boston, Dec 5. It ' took three-quarters, of the entire Boston fire depart ment more than two hours, in the teeth of a roaring gale, to conquer a stub born fire in the large furniture estab lishment of Hey wood Bros .and the Wakefield Rattan Co on Portland and Causeway streets, near the North Union station, early this morning. Ac tual fire loss was small, despite the fearful wind, when compared with the destruction caused by water to pieces of valuable furniture and other goods. The Wakefield company occupies an entire six-story building on Portland street, and the upper stories of" three other structures adjoining. The fire-, men, forced by the gale to fight the flames from -inside of the building, gained access from all parts of the Wakefield establishment, running long lines of hose along the floors and open ing fireproof doors. This gave Uie floods poured on by the engines a chance to spread to all parts of the four buildings and for hours after the fire was out the water swejrt down stairs and dropped through the ceil ings like rain. The total damage is estimated at $150,000. The loss by water is con sidered the heaviest that ever occurred at a fire in this city. Among the firms besides the Waketield company who suffered damage from water and smoke are Cobb, Bates & Yerxa, retailgrocers, who occupied the entire ground flooron the corner of Portland and Causeway streets, A. and E. L. Shaw, W. B. Bad ger and C. W. Karnshaw, all furniture dealers. All parts of the Hey wood es tablishment were packed with finished goods intended for Christmas trade. - It is not known how tne fire start ed, but it had gained .such headway when first seen-that, in 'view of the gale,- five alarms were given, as not only tbe.block in which the fire started but the north end of the city at one time was in danger. The loss includes $75.0(X) to Ileywoo'd Bros and the Wakefield Katian Co. -who have insur ance of $(50,000; Cobb, Bates & Yerxa. grocers, $2.j!oOO; insurance $20.0(10; C. W. EarnshaW, A. B. & E. L. Shaw and W. B. Badger, furniture $10,000, and each with insurance of about $8,000. WALL STREET HAPPENINGS. New York, Dec 5. Wall street 10:10 a. m. London sent lower quotations this morning and a further break in Sugar of over a point combined to de press oj-ening prices here. Nor folk and Western was off a point and Tennessee Coal and Metropolitan Street Railway lost about as much. The Steel stocks were irregular. Steel and AVire being the nota'bly strong point-with a rise of nearly 1 per cent. Business was quite active and well dis tributed. New York. Dec 5. Cotton futures opened steady. Dec 985,- Jan 975, Feb 07O, Mar 9157. April 9tiO.. May 957. June 950, July 950, Aug 921, Sept 850. Oct 830. Wall Street, 11 a. m. Room traders lent support to the specialties, causing a rise- of 1 and 2Va in the steel group, tractions and high priced industrials. Railroad stocks moved up strongly ia spots, notably Norfolk and Western, Baltimore and Ohio. Erie first pre ferred and Reading first preferred. A rally of in St Paul was soon lost, and the general denufnd slackened as prices advanced. Sugar got a shade above yesterday's close, which was about "the extent of the rise iii most of the railroads. By 11' o'clock the market was on the down grade on sales of the Pacific's and Steel stocks. ANOTHER SCHOONER INJURED. JPortsmouth.'N." H-, Dec 3. The Jer ry's Point life saving crew this fore n6on reported that a schooner with sails and rigging gone luia been sight ed off York beach drifting toward the shore. She had displayed no signals. The station reported that a. crew was ready to go to 'her assistance if sig nalled and on receipt of the message the men were, made ready to respond to a call on the life-savers. Jerry's Point' crew reported a vessel which looked like a barkentine apparently ashore off Wells beach. Me. THIS STRIKE SETTLED. Vancouver. -B. C Dec, 5. The strike of 400 men at the Hoyal City planing mills was settled to-day through the intervention of Federal Labor Commis sioner Brenner. The management promised tq defer the cut in wages which caused the strike, for four months and the strikers thereupon re turned to work. ' :- . FATAL FACTORY' FIRE. . Evansville, Ind, Dec a.Tlie Mesker Iron Works and Loewenthal's com mission house were burned , early to day. Falling walls buried several fire men. Five were taken out -. of the ruins more or less injured, while a sixth, Gottlieb Surbeck, was killed out right. The losses are estimated at $110,000. . . ' ; V. S.'k WHEELING ARRIVES. ' Vancouver, B. C, Dec 5T The U. S". S. Wheeling arrived at Victoria. yes terday from . Sitka. She will stop in that port twenty-four hours, then pro ceed to Seattle and San Francisco. She has" on. board Governor Brady of Alaska, who is en route to Washington.- V ,- - . '' v ..-'". i " - .. . : ' ': : :. . ARRIVAL' OF ' STEAMERS, v ' ; NewTork, Dec 5. Arrived: Steam er Columbia, from Genoa and Naples. ;-New York, Dec. 5. Arrived: Steam er Menominee from London. .. . Plymouth; Dec 5. Arrived: Steam er Pretoria from New. York for Cher-, bourg and Hamburg., - ; .. - , r Southampton, ", jiec -. 5. Arrived: Steamer : Kaiser "Wllhelm der Grosse from New York via Cherbourg ; for Bremen. f.' - . '--f..- Halifax, N.v S.. Dec 5. The Allan line steamer Parisian,, -from - Liverpool. Jfovember 21, , reported iat night -off the harbor ith machinery disabled, steamed tip to her pir lija Jjeavy snow storm this .morning. .-" '-. Marconi System to Be fried at La Panne. ' - A Mast 130 Feet High Has Been Erect ed - Messages Transmitted 'Ninety Miles Communication Between Ships and Shore to Be Kept Up for Thirty' Miles. veit t tOD' ,Dec s--Consul Roose velt, at Brussels, reports to the state established at La Panne, Belgium, for the exchange -f wireless telegraphic messages between Belgium 'and Eng land. La Panne was, selected ou ac count of its being the point of the Bel gium Littoral liearest the Engiisli coast and a 'mast of the Marconi' sys tem ld( feet high was erected there. The Dover-Ostend mail boat,' Prin cess Clementine, was fitted 'up with temiwrary apparatus for use in ex perimental .trials. An additional mast was -affixed to the foremast of this vessel, increasing its original height about. sixty feet. From that extremity the telegraphic waves are projected toward each coast. A spe cial room lias been fitted up on the steamer for the instruments and from that room the cable is carried to the top of the extended mast. It is co-' lldentiy expectitl to maintain coi'iiuiu nication between'ship and shore for at least thirty miles, which is about half way across. -With stations at La Panne and Dover those on board -the vessel will, be able to keep in touch with land during the entire trip across. Recent experiments showed that re plies arrived with the same regularity and celerity as ordinary ' telegrams. When about forty miles from Ostend the captain was able to telegraph the sfationmaster at Ostend the probable hour of his arrival. Various telegrams were sent from the vessel to Ostend. Brussels. Dover and Loudon and the reception of each message was ac knowledged promptly. Subsequently, the consul adds, a message was sent, from the vessel to the station at Dover court. Essex, a distance of nearly nine ty miles, including many miies of cliffs and sea. r Senatorial Honors Declined. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 5. Governoi Lind, who is a fusionist, has informally offered the appointment as United State! senator uil interim to succeed Senator Davis to C. A. Smith, a wealthy Swedish-American lumberman of this city and a Republican. Mr. Smith has, bow ever, declined the profiler. The uovaiaor'a appointee would swrve until the lefc-iala- ture, which meets next mouth, . elect. One very generally credited report stated thlit former Governor John S. Pillibury would be willing to acyept the appoint ment with no expectation of bein a cao diilate, before the legislature. Confirma tion was impossible as also was it in th case of reports that Moses E. Clapp had been offered thtf position. . ' - ,- Powerhouse Heitroyed ty Fire. NEW YORK. Dec. 5. What is known as the Ridgewood powerhouse, owned by the Brooklyn Rapid Transit couipauy, was totally destroyed by fii-e ycaterdcy afternoon, causing 'oss ot $150,000. The iiie started in some unknown inaaner shortly before 4 o'clock, aud at the risk of 'his life Chief Engineer C. F. Wenii lard shut off the power from each of the 750 horsepower dynamos, of which there were .-six in the building. Three alarms were turned in. Almost immediately aft er the first ala nil the biiidini; was a niaxs of Humes, and the tiremeu bent most ot their energy toward the saving of adja "cent property. ' ' Smallpox In Jiew York. NEW YORK, Dec. 5, Forty cases in the pesthouse ou North Brothers island, one new case in the infected district ou the west side Tind two deaths to date was the condition of the smallpox out break as 'reported by the board of health yesterday. None of the officials took any comfort from the fact that but one new case developed yesterday as. asaiust eight on Monday, for the smallpox has over leaped the bounds to which they had tried to confine it in the neighborhood of "All Nations' block" in West Sixty-ninth street, where it started. They- are now satisfied that they will have many more cases to deal with. ' Bkcrflper For Piltabvrfp. riTTSBURG, Dec. 5. A 20 story sky scraper office building, which will be the highest in western Pennsylvania and which will cost 52,000,000, will be erect ed by H. C. Frick on the block bounded Ijy Fifth ' avenue, Diamond and . Grant streets and Scrip alley. This is opposite St. Paul's Roman Catholic cathedral and alongside the Carnegie office building, which -it will overtop by six stories.. Mr. Frick will also erect a mansion for him telf on Squirrel hill, frontinu on the Beechwood boulevard, the construction Df which will cost 750,000. '." " Peacemaker Shot. TISHOMINGO, I. T., Dec. 5. Robert Patrick was shot dead by rfaranel Keel while endeavoring to tep in between Keel - and quarreling neighbors In a ,cffle that followed Keel was shot through the shoulder and seriously wounded by Sim Tyson, Who escaped. Patrick's aged father,'. upon hearing of his son's death, dropped dead. , Snow In Central New York. SYRACUSE, Dec. 5. A heavy fall of snow occurred here yesterday, causing same delay, to treet car traffic. . "" - - .. Maurice Thompson III. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 5. Maurice Thompson, the distinguished Indianapolis author, is seriously ill at his home iu .Crawfordsville. His, condition is such as to excite great alarm among his friends. He was stricken several weeks: ago, but TUllied somewhat. Within 'the last '.-few days he has grown steadily worse,: .'-. - . .: ' . . - - . . -f. Disastrous Fall. - ' - BATH N, Y, Dec; 5. Robert WUson fell from a hay- loft -ia : Cameron- " His lantern set Wire to the straw ..and bbrned the farm buildings and contents.'. Thp czar has so far recovered that "he sjts. up a?, intervals. .; ; , . ' :. i.: 5 Lloyd J. Smith has been 'expelled from Chicago board of trade-. " . . ' :t .'.. -. Puofessor-F.. A. Starr ot Chicago uni versity was nearly killed in attempting ; to boafd a street car. . .; WOMAN'S TERRIBLE DEATH. Died While Husband and Sou Try to Extinguish: the Flames. Wallingford, Dee-' 3. Mrs Franklin Allen, 00 years of:iige, was burned to death at her home; here to-day. Just exactly how it happened is not known. Mr Allen, the husj-ind of the woman, and their son 'were working in the rear of the house,, when thejvtere attracted by the cries of the woman, who was rolling ou the ground, her -clothes a mass of flames. Before they could ex tinguish the fire the woman was dead. She leaves besides her husband two sous and one daughter. REV G.. CAMPBELL MORGAN. Will Take Up the Work of Dwiglit L. Albody at STorthfield. East Northfield, Muss. Dec 5. W. R. Moody has reached Jiortie after a visit to London, in the course of which he se cured the consent of'the Rev G. Canm bell Morgan to assist in the Northfield work. In view of Conflicting reports which have been made concerning the Rev Mr Morgan's coming to America, Mr Moody 1ms imid; a .statement in which he says that such an arrange ment was pla uned bi- Dwight L. Moo dy before his death. Mr Moody says thai the Rev Mr Mor gan will come to this country in the early summer. He will make his home in East Northfield and will attend the Nprthtield conferences, beginning his special Northfield extension work dur ing the autumn. This work lias been carried on by Mr Meyer. Mr Morgan and II. W. Hope in previous years, and consists mainly of holding conventions for a week or ten days during action, in various cit ies, seeking thereby to awaken a deep r interest in Bible study and greater fellowship among Christian workers. The invitation was first extended to Mr Morgan by the late D. L. Moody two years ago. and again repeated a year ago. Ou the death cf Mr Moody it was felt there was still greater need for such a work. William R. Moody again extended the invitation to Mr Morgan, which has been favorably con sidered. DOMESTIC ANIMAL CENSUS. j Bulletin Shows Thirtyone Goats and I Two Mules for 'Nw Haven. . Censr.s bulletin No 17 states that Connecticut has 7.842 neat cattle, of which 0,044 are dairy cows; 40,oS3 horses. 47 mules, It asses, 140 sheep, 4,871 swine and 204 goats. New Ha ven county has 1,001 neat cattle, of which 912 are dairy cows; 10,o:?l hors es, 40 sheep, 1,:SS3 swine aud 70 goats. The city of New Haven lias 94 neat cattle, of which 71 are dairy cows: 4.2(54 horses, 2 mules, S35 swine and 31 goats. In the United States there are 1,40(5.070 neat cattle, of which 959.570 are dairy cows: 2.833.S77 horses, 102. 115 mules. 12,S7( asses. 15(5,470 sheep, 1.592.8(51 swine and 47.052 goats. These Statistics"' do not include domestic aui .mals on ranches and farms. TO LIVE IX LONDON. Count and Countess de Castellane Negotiating For a House. London. Dec 5. "Count and Countess Boni de Castellane are nego tiating for a house in London." says Vanity Fair, "where, in future, they will spend at least a portion of the -year, as Count Boni is deeply hurt" at the want of sympathy shown him by his friends and compatriots in his recent financial troubles." SCHOONER'S CREW LOST. Portsmouth. N. II., Dec 5. The small schooner Mary A. -Brown of Gloucester was wrecked ou Hamilton beach early to-day aud all on board were lost, t is thought the crew num bered at least six men. At daylight Captain Smart and crew of the Hamp ton life saving station recovered one of the bodies from the schooner. The first intimation that the life savers had of a possible wreck was about 2 a. m., when parts of a vessel began to come ashore. With the usual signals they notified the life savers at Wallis Sands and a partol of the shore by the entire force was begun. Shortly lifter ward the body of the sailor was picked up and itlmost immediately afterward large quantities of wreckage were washed in. If is said here that it is usual for a fishing craft of her size to carry six men. The Brown was a two masted vessel of fifteen tons gross. She was built at Bath, Me, in 1870. ROYALTIES OX GOLD.' Seattle. Wash. Dec 5. Major Wood, commanding the Canadian mounted po lice in the Yukon . territory, who col lects the royalties on gold, reports the collection this . year on the Klondike output as amounting to nearly $900,000. about $100,000 inore than was received last year. Teii per cent of the gold mined is supposed to be paid to the government, which would indicate the Klondike output ifor the season td have been only $9,000,000, although the gen eral estimate has place it nearly $20, 000.000. : ; . ' , ' . , '. TWp PERSONS KILLED. Uficn, Dec Blvtwo persons were killed in this city this morning by coming in contact with live electric wires. . The wires had been broken from the poles by the storm during the night and hung down to the sidewalk. The first victim-was a Polandejr about 20 years of age.- He caught the wire with both hands and instantly fell to the walk dead. The second one was an Italian boy" about fifteen years of age,.. He also placed both hands on the wire and he fell dead immediately; ; COLUMBIA'S NEW CATTAIN. V NeW York, Dec 5. W. R. Morley. the captain pf Columbia's 1900 foot ball team,- has .been unanimously re elected for next'seasoh.. The game be tween the Columbia', and University of 'California elevens. t San. Francisco during: the (Christmas, holidays being dow -practically assured, light practice two Or three'times Sl week will be kept unby the team' ' r Naugatuck and Seymour to Be - Connected By One. Application. To Be Made To The Gen eral Assembly Connecticut Light ing and Power Company Behind The Project-The ' Line , Will Tass Through Beacon Falls and Will Be About Seven Miles' Long. Naugatuck, Conn, Dec 5. It became known to-day that application is to be ! inaue to the coming general assembly for a charter covering trolley riglns from Naugatuck. to Seymour. The ap-. plication; it is understood, is to ie made in the interests .of the Connecti cut Lighting and Power company. The layout provides for a trolley line be ginning at the terminus of the Con necticut Lighting and Power com Itauy's line in Naugatuck, thrcugfi Beacon' Falls to Seymour, a distauce of about seven mites. The establish ment of such a line would leave but one link missing iu ft'through line lie twoen WiUer-btfrJ and Bridgeport. nameb---Triat- between Seymour ami Ansouia. It is also understood that ap plication will njfitt-he' made for rights covering the-'territory between New Haveu-'frt'id Derby, which, with the Naugatnck-eymour and the Seymour Ansonia filled' in, would afford a con tinuous circuit between Waterbury and New Haven. REPUBLICAN PLUMS. Some of the Positions That Will Be billed Next Month. Hartford. Dec 5. In addition to the large number of appointments that tin incoming governor will be reipiired to make, the general assembly has con siderable patronage at its disposal. Each house, of course, organizes sep arately and appoints its own officers. Tile senate elects a clerk, a chaplain, two messengers, six doorkeepers and a janitor' to the cloak room. The house chooses a clerk, an assistant . clerk, a chaplain, four messengers and six doorkeepers. Y it bin three days after the organization of the general assembly the senate and the speaker of tlte house must appoint a clerk of bills. Samuel A. Eddy of Nflfth Canaan held this responsible and lucra tive position during the last session. George A. Iloleombe of Hartford was the assistant clerk. The senate has several appointments to make independently. It will elect trustees for the Connecticut hospital for the insane to succeed Elijah K. Hubbard and Frank B. Week's of Mid dleiown. Dr William D. Morgan of Hartford, Costello Lippitt of Norwich, William B. Foster of Yen-inn and Tim othy E. Hopkins'" of Killingly. The senate will also elect trustees of . the Connecticut School for Boys to succeed Francis H. Parker of Hartford. John C. Bvxbee. . John W. Coe and Eugene A. if -ill of -Meriden and Charles E. Brown of Bridgeport. Trustees of the Connecticut agricultural college will also be elected by the senate to succeed Wdli'im 10. Simonds of Canton. T. S. Gold of West Cornwall and S. O. Bow eu of Eastford. The senate will also appoint trustees for the Bacon academy: bridge com missioners for tlie Middletown and Portland bridge, the Rope Ferry bridge the Suttield and Thompsouville bridge, and the Windsor Locks and Warehouse Point bridge, and ferry commissioners for Bissell's ferry, the Glastonbury and Rocky Hill ferry, tlr? East Hnddam and Tylerville ferry, the Hndlynie and Chester ferry, the Mid die Haddam and Maromas ferry, the New London and Groton ferry and the Saybrook and Lyme steam ferry. Among the appointments which the general assembly will make are the following-:'' Members of the state libra ry -committee to succeed Secretary of State Huher Clark of Willimantic and Judge William Hamer.-ley of Hartford; members-of the state board of educa tion to succeed 'George M. Carrington of Winchester and Prof William (i. Sumner of New Haven: state auditor to succeed D. Ward -Northrop of Mid dletown: members of the commission of sculpture to succeed the late Charles Dudley Warner of Hartford, Charles Noel Flagg of Hartford, aud. Kirk II. Leaven's of Norwich. About the most' important parton age at the disposal of the general as sembly is .the county commissioner plums. The contest for these posi tions, especially in the larger counties, is frequently very breezy aud aggres sive. Occasionally it is hinted that in defensible methods are resorted to. The nominees are chosen at the party caucuses of the senators and represen tatives from the different counties, and in some cases tremendous pressure is brought to bear upon the members. - The terms of the following county commissioners will shortly expire and the -general 'assembly will name the successors: 'Hartford "county, Kdwnrd W.-Dewey -f .Granby; New Haven county, Hart D. Munson of New-Haven; New London county. B. F, Wil liams of Stonington; and Gilbert Hew itt . of Norwich: Fairfield county, Whiteman S. Me&d of Greenwich: Windham county. Herbert Cortis of Thompson: Litchfield county, George W. Hall, of-Canaan-: Middlesex county. George A. Olcott of Clinton: Tolland county,' John Thompson of Ellington. SECTION HANDS KILLED. G Irand Trunk Railway Engine Crashed . ; - Into an Kim -jar. . Iuglewood Junction- Ontario, Dec 5. An engine on the grand trunk rail way near here early- to-day crashed into an end car on -which were riding five section hands who were going ta work Everv. man was .killed instant ly several of them beinsr badly man gled. - The driver and stoker of , the engine escaped unhurt. . ., HOBSOX'S SPEEDY RECOVERY. New York. Dec 5. At the Presbyr terian "hospital it .was said tcMlay-that Lieutenant- Hoot-on,, .'who is ill there with -typhoid fever, passed a very eom rm'(ihlan!iriit nnri that the conditions ' were generally favorable for a speedy . recovery.; v .- . " . ; ' . FOUND IN THE STREET. jTohri- Kenney Died After Being Taken Xo The Hospital. About 8 o'clock last night Patrolman' M. Sullivan and Sergeant Blakeiey founc John Kenney of Hopjirns street lying on Meadow .street, opposite Canal street, with a bad gash in his head and a cut oil his nose. They did not know the man at the. time and as lie was unconscious and unable to give any account of himself he was taken to the police station where he was identified by Selectman Doran. Dr Poore was called and ordered the patient sent to the hospital where he lingered until 4 o'clock this morning, when lie passed away. Word was sent to his wife anil she visited him at tiie institution. . Acting Medical Ex aminer .('raves reported the case to the coroner, who telephoned not tp embalm the body until after he arrives- here to-morrow morning". The remains were removed,, to" Mulvilie's morgue where theywiU remain until the coroner comes -here. .. Mr Keunov had been working for Contractor McManus and left the house yesterday morning to collect some money there was due him and that was the last his wife heard of him until .Officer Noonan broke the- sad news to her last night. How he met with his injuries is not known. Sonic say he fell and -struck against tlie street J"while others assert that his injuries looked as though lie bud been struck from behind ami then fell over on his face. The man- who first saW him and reported his presence ou the street to the police is not known, al though he accompanied the party to the station' and remained -There until 1 lie patient was placed in the ambu lance, but it is not likely that, he knows anything about the case beyond the fact that he happened along there and saw tlie man on the street and felt if a duty to report to the police. Mr Kenney was injured some time ago by.. a fall on Bishop street and came near dying from the effects of his wounds, still he came out of it all right aud appeared to be doing well tlie past few months. He was born on Green street in the City of Kil kenny, Ireland, but came to this couu tr.v in his boyhood and resided here ever since. He leaves a widow and children. AN OLD IRISH SCHOOLMASTER. Under theiew pressure the old race of classical pedagogs dwindled and vanished. A few. a very few of the. fine old scholars still linger rare as the red deer of Erin. One of the last of the species was discovered five or six years ago by William O'Brien,' M. 1., in the person of Tom Duffy, poor, old. emaciated, of Kochauu-nyalla (the little lake of the cliff I, near Croagh Patrick. The old man. resting on a rock on the bleak mountain side, look ed about ninety at the least. "What does that matter?" he asked indignantly, as soon as he began to rouse his faculties and shake his stick. "I was just on my way to smoke a pipe with an older man than myself, away back nil. ego coniulerim jocundo sanus aiuico." The classic words wanned him like old wine. His head was thrown back, his eyes afire, his voice rolled vigorously from the chest, -his oak stick partook "the enthusiasm, while he burst into whole pages of Horace, and Virgil, and 'Ovid It was not in tlie least a matter of display. It wis simply audible soliloquy. It was tlie delight of learning for learn ing's sake, such as one dares not hope to find in a lackadaiscial modern uni versity. Prosody transformed him like one of Dr l-'austus's potions.' While I was humbly wondering at his Latin quantities lie was oft' into (4 reek verse. A collection was subseituenlly made for tlie aged scholar. When the local clergyman presented it to him. Mag ister Duffy remarked: "Pedagogus iste totaliter extinctus est." 1. G. Smith Doir.'.line's. ' REPUBLICANS WIN. The boroinjh election held, in West Haven yesterday almost buried the democrats. Both parties were confi dent of victory and even the most con fident republicans thought the election would be dosV. The polls were opened at 12 o'clock and were not closed until S o'clock in the evening. The ballots dropped in slowli until about 5 o'clock in tlie afternoon, when tlie number of voters swelled perceptibly. In all 1.021 votes were cast, the republican candidates getting an average of about 050. GALE JN LITCHFIELD. Litchfield. Conn, Dec 5.-7-It. was learned here- this morning that dur ing the storm of yesterday afternoon, much more damage was done than Was at first supposed. A number of trees were blofru (town and on tlie out skirts of the town the roof of the grand stand at the ball grounds was blown off. In several instances win dows were broken by the force of the gale. - ' , MINERS ENTOMBED. -'... . Rcranton." Tec 5. A serious cave-in occurred this-morning at the-Nay Aug mines, near .Dtfnmore. ' It is reported that .fifty or.- -;more miners are en tombed.' Grpafe excitement prevails in the district, an-1 it. is impossible, just now to geV.theliartipulars. ' ; The?, rescuiiigr party," after nearly three, hours'.'-. wprk; .-.succeeded"" in dig ging Jiito the'chamber where the men were ;eu torn lied;- , All were found alive and Scarcely-'.any of them were in jured. "' J; " - : CITY NEWS. ". Edith Fafrell. an inmate of the alms house, was to-day removed to the in sane asylum by' the 'order of the pro bate court. ;.. "-" ' - Caii M. ;Chapin, son of Editor Chap in, -and Lester . Magraw,. son .of Jani tor Magr'aw of the -court house, are candidates for the : Bronsou ' library scholarship in Yale . college. At a meeting of the "board of 'trustees of theBronson library, which will be held some time, this month, the scholarship will lie awarded to the candidate .who has thehighest marks ., .- , ' . HE DENOUNCES IT. Father Slocum Indignant at Fake Story Sent Out. ," DID NOT MENTION TAMMANY. In His Sermon Last Sunday He Asked the Papers That Published the Story to Contradict It The Bridgeport Morning Union Complied With His Request Will Endeavor to Ferret Out the Sender of the a- uise -News. - . Father Sloeuiu feels very much ag-' grieved, and naturally sotoo, at the take report of his sermon of last Sun day sent out from here to the New lork Suu, and also to some of the slate papers. He was in Hartford, yesterday and knew nothing about it until his attention was called to it' there. On arriving home Father Slo cum telephoned to the Bridgeport I nion regarding the matter and was lllff-kf tli.wl -1... ... wl report was sent out Tl'iim -V., .... i ,,i . io i ue nun ana came rrora the Sun to the Union. To-day's Union sayw: "Rev William J. Slocum. pastor of the church of the Immaculate Conception, and one of. the highest standing clergymen in the -..i.iuu uiuouc mocese or fiartrord, who. was accredited with attacking Bishop Potter and upholding the cause of the Tammany- vice crusaders, strougly denies that he ever made such a statement. He denounces the storv sent out as 'an infamous tissue of lies.' and j-ays that he intends to proceed iurther in the matter. He has not yet been able to learn who sent the story out from Waterbury. but will take steps to do so. He denied that he at tacked Bishop Potter and states that he does not know Richard Croker or the other Tammany leaders mentioned in the article. "Father Slocum in an interview with a Morning Union representative, yesterday, made the above state ments." Father Slocum has also forwarded -a. denial t tlw. "Vc.- ,i,.i- - - ' ' ' ' - ' ,1 . IV I . . No class of readers were more sur prised at the article than those who listened to Father Slocuni's sermon. They state that the report as published in the Union was a pure fabrication and did tlie reverend gentleman a rank injustice. A Democrat reporter talked with Father Slocum on the subject to day and, while he did not say much, it was plain that the thing had stung him to the quick. He said that he made no reference in his remarks, to Taminauy hall or to Bishop Potter and his reform work, and could not understand why any one should have said so. He has no acquaintance with the leaders of Tammany and does not. care whether they are Catholics or Protestants and feels that those 'who know him personally or by repu tation would never dream of accusing him of treating a subject in that man ner from his pulpit. He has decided to make an effort to find out the name of the person "who sent out the report ami if lie succeeds, the end is not yet. But it is a question, though, if he will be able" to make anything out of it. Tlie, newspaper assassin is hedged around by so many precaution ary wiles it is difficult to get at him. and. consequently, he escapes on ac count of the herculean task that detec tion entails. MARK TWAIN BARS REPORTERS. A Banquet in His Honor Last Night Had No Reporters Present. New York. Dec 5. Mark Twain was tlie guest of honor at a dinner given by the Aldine association last night, at which 250 members and guests were present. Hamilton W. Mabie acted as toastmaster. Among the speakers were Johu Fox Jr: Bishop Potter. Winston Churchill, John K. Bangs. Joseph Jefferson, F. Hopkinson Smith. Augustus Thomas, James W. Alexander. Captain. Joshua Slocum and George Haven Putnam None but members of the club and their guests were admitted to the ban quet hall. To the newspaper report ers it was announced that one of the. conditions which Mark Twain imposed when he accepted the invitation was that reporters should not be allowed to be present while the speaking was going on. AMERICAN GIRL'S MARRIAGE. The Consul General For Germany at Calcutta Weds a Kentucky Girl. London. Dec 5. Boran Herman Speck VOn Sternberg, formerly sec retarv of the German legation at Washington, and recently appointed consul general for Germany at Cal cutta, was married quietly this after noon at St George's church. Hanover square, to Miss Lilliam May Langham. of Louisville. Ky. The mother and two sisters of the "bride were present. Joseph H. Choate.'the United States ambassador, supported the bride groom. ARBITRATION NOT IN SIGHT. The flague, Dec 5. During the de bate on the budget in the second chani-Viqt-o trwlnv thi nremier. Dr Pier- son, declared he could not at present- foresee the . psycuoiogicm iuoiuchi. i. il. -V4-l.,..l..., -il--.lll 1 1 m alt. V 1 It'll I lit; iM;uiciittiiua . to propose arbitration' between Great Britain and the Transvaal. ' BODY IDENTIFIED. Hartford. Dee 5. The body of the iin.-T.r-n-vi man -who died from iniuries received in ' a trolley accident on Th-mksgiving day -was Identineu - to-, day as Michael Thorpie, GO years of age, jm employe tjf the brick yard at Parkville. . The man has relatives in New Britain. " ' " - WOMEN GO ON STRIKE. New Haven. Dee 5. Thirty-five lace finishers employed by the Newman & fivi4'c ni-ool fnnictrv went out. on ft strike to-day. k The strikers are all woinenana jare dissatisfied with theli wases. ' :" ,