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WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. TROLLEYJIWS. Jfiuch Speculation as to What Legislature Will Do. MORE STRINGENT MEASURES. It Is Thought Will Be Adopted in Dealing With Trolley Companies a ne -ecis's Mill Disaster Near Bridgeport May Be Brought Forward as a Reason for a Change in" Some of the Laws. Bridgeport, Conn, Dec 0. That the lyoi session of the general assembly of Connecticut will be marked by leg islation of the greatest Importance to the trolley road concerns and their pat rons is a certainty, for steps to that end are already being taken in this city, where the horror of the Peck's mill trestle disaster, which occurred on August 0, 1801), and in which twenty eight persons were killed outright and a dozen permanently injured, is still fresh in the minds of the people. That certainty is increased by fact that two members of the the cor- oner's Jury which conducted the quest after the accident, Henry in- Lee Zg of ot Bridgeport and Henry P. St! fctratrord, have been elected to mem bership in the house of representatives. Both gentlemen are influential in Fair lield county and in the state as well, and the measures which will bo in troduced will doubtless have their ear nest support. The other four mem bers of the Jury will also give their support to the proposed legislation. Accompanying the finding of the jury on tho Peck's mill case was a request for an extra session of the legislature, which was submitted to Governor I.ounsbnry. but which he did not grant on the ground that temporary relief could be found without the necessity of that expensive step. The jury also rec ommended tlie enactment of a statute providing for the creation of a. com mission whose duty would be to super vise tho construction and operation of electric reads. Three specific restric tions governing operation and construc tion were also recommended. Although no action has as yet been taken. -excepting the issuance of an order by the railroad commissioners for the addition of guard rails to all trol ley bridges and trestles, and concern ing which the authority of the rail road commissioners was considered quest finable, those who then strongly favored the enactment into law of the Jury's recommendations have not let the matter drop, and have decided to prevent their measures early in the session. The recommendations of the jury other than that concerning the creation of a commisison were:-.. That all trol ley bridges be equipped with inside fnnnl rails, and that all outside guard rails be not less than eight inches in height and faced with iron; that no man he allowed to .act -as motonnan of a trolley car until he has qualified before a hoard of competent examiners and has been licensed to act as such; that the working time of motormen and conductors le reduced and that thev be allowed a reasonable time for their meals. The last recommendation was based on . the fact as disclosed by the evi dence that the motonnan of the ill fated car had been -eight hours with out food and had been sent out on an nther trip which would last three hours, without being given an oppor- timitv to secure it. It is more than probable that if the hill concerning the limitation of work ing hours and providing opportunities for food emanates from no other source it will be introduced by the labor or ionizations, who feel that they re quire no stronger argument in its be- Tinlf than the finding ot tne raKS mill jury- There has. however, lieen a change of opinion since the disaster eoncern iue the necessity for the establishment of another commission to have author- - itv over trolley roads, and in place ot the opinions then "held is the sentiment that the required safeguards may be' provided by the addition of an electri cal engineer to the existing railroad commission. The law now provides that the commission shall consist of a lawver. a civil engineer and a lay man. It is argued that by adding an electrical engineer to the commission possible conflicts between two commis sions may be avoided, while at the " same time the appointment would pro- vide a; I inst a need that would within a few years manifest itself, on account cf the extent to which the steam rail road companies are resorting to elec tricity as a motive .power. The Stamford and New Canaan branch and the New Britain and Bristol brauch of the Consolidated railroad are cited as y examples of a growing condition which demand the supervision of an electri cal engineer on the railroad commis sion. . . - ' EAGAN RESTORED TO DtTTY. President MeKinley Pardons The Man of Embalmed Beef Fame. Washington. Dec 0. Brigadier Gen or.il diaries P. Eatran. formerly com missary general of the United" States, was to-day restored to duty by the president "and at once placed on tne retired list. The order issued by the president remitted the unexpired por tion of his sentence and restored him' to "a status of duty with station in this city." This order was immediate ly followed by one issued by General Miles, announcing that General Eagan had been placed on the retired list to day on his own application, after thirty years' service. , . : KRUGER FOR,-THE HAGUE. , ; Cologne. Dee CMr Kruger started for Tlie Hague on a special train at 10 o'clock this morning: , - . .' - r . ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS. ' Xew York. Dec 0. Arrived : Steam er Sardinian from Glasgow; Lahu .;-a Bremen. , - . POPE OPERATED UPON. The Physician of the Pontiff Operates on a Tumor. ' ; ' Rome. Dec C The Messagero to-day says Dr Mazzoni, the Pope's physician, performed a slight operation, yester day on a tumor underneath the pontiff's arm. GOMPERS'S ADDRESS. Delivered at Federation of Labor Meet ing To-day. Louisville. Dec 0 The meeting of the Federation of Labor was held here to-day. President Gompers in his annual re port said: Our economic and social life present to us new and complex problems. The century now opening before us re quires the keenest appreciation on the part of all. that upon ourselves and upon our unity iu sentiment, convic tion and action lies the safety of thu future of the manhood of our country. No rights have been accorded to labor unless they have been conquered through unity, the wisdom and the willingness of those who have acquired them to bear to bear burdens and make sacrifices. What is true of the past is true of the present, and which is equally true in tlie future. To organize the yet unorganized workers; to build up na tional and international" union; to make our organizations daily more ef fective, to defend the tillers, to protect and promote their interests in every way: to assure beyond all peiadventure the" vantage ground already gained: to progress continually in abolishing that which the workers, their wives and their children have too long borne, and the achievement of that justice to which they are entitled: the success of these, as typified by our great cans?, now and for all time to come, rest en tirely upon the working class itself. The past year has witnessed a most remarkable growth in organization among the workers. While this growth is very gratifying, another feature con nected with it is even a greater source of congratulation. The workers have organized in the union of their trades and callings; new unions have been formed, and several national unions created from scattered locals, and thus the stability of the labor movement has been more nearly insured. We have issued direct from the American Federation of Labor during the past year 840 charters to national and international unions 14. state fed erations of labor 5. city central labor unions 00. local trades unions (having no national), 40, federal labor unions 250. We had at the end of the fiscal year, October 31. 1900, affiliated with Oe American Federation of Labor, nat'ii al and international unions. 82; s ta federations. 10; city central labor unions. 200; local trade unions and fed eral labor unions. 1,051. There were issued during the year from national and international unions and the American Federation of Labor (direct) charters ta the following: Newly formed unions, 3.375; charters surrendered or unions disbanded, 34S. leaving a net increase of local unions for the vear of 3.027, and a gam in membership of 294.320. Our movement seeks, and has to a considerable extent secured a diminu tion in the number of strikes, particu larly among the best organized. In fact, the number and extent of strikes can be accurately gauged by the ex tent, power and financial resources o? an organization in any trade. Through more compact and better equipment trade unions have come to joint agree ments and attempts at conciliation more frequent between the workmen and associated employers, and only where conciliation has failed has it been necessary to resort to arbitration. The only successful arbitration has been arbitration voluntarily entered into. Our aim. is-to achieve freedom through organization. Arbitration is only possible when voluntary. It never can be successfully carried out unless the parlies to a dispute or cou; troversy are equal, or nearly equal, iu power to protect and defend them selves, or to inflict injury upon the other. The more thoroughly the work ers are organized in their local and na tional unions the better shall we be able to avert strikes and lock-outs, se cure conciliations, and arbitration if necessary; but it must be voluntary ar bitration or. none at all. Realizing the necessity for the unity of the wage earners of our couutrv. the American Federation of Labor has upon all pc casions declared that trades unions should open their portals to all wage workers, irrespective of creed, color, nationality.' sex or politics., v Nothing has transpired in" recent years which has called for a change of our declared policy upon this question. We do not necssarily proclaim that the social bar riers existing between the whites and blacks could or should be felled with one stroke of the pen: but when white and black workers are compelled to work side by side, under equal condi tions. we should not refuse to accord the right of oreanization to workers because of a difference in their color. The negro workers should have the op portunity to organize and thus place themselves where they can protect and defend themselves against the rapacity and cupidity of their employers. TBe alien contract labor law falls far short of accomplishing what it was originally intended to do. for the rea son that violators of the law ere esai ly and systematically coached tow to pas. the inspection. The enactment of wise and benefi cent legislation in the interests of the toiling masses of our country must still be demanded until all tlie wrongs from which the toilers suffer are abated. . AMERICAN ACTRESS DEAD. Mrs Abbv Sage Richardson Dies of Fneumouia in Rome. . Rome. Dec i. The cause of the death of Mrs Abby Sage 'Richardson, the American actress, poet; dramatist and critic, who died at Rome Tuesday, was pneumonia. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. ' The coffin hfts-been temporarily placed hi a vault pending the reraoval of thp remains to New York. . "' ; "" '.'... ' Mrs Richardson's sen Is here.' .' - DISABLED STEAMER SAILS. Halifax. N. S.. Dec- O.The steamer I'arisiau. having repaired it's disabled machinery, sailed at - mloiiigw lor Portland.. Me. - IN Unsuccessful Attempts Made to HoM Up Cars. One Car Chased Two Blocks and Sev - eral Shots Fired Two of the Rob bers Arrested The. Angry Crowd Demanded That the' Prisoners Be Handed Over to Them. Chicago, Dec 0. Two attempts were made to hold up cars on the west side last night. The first was productive of a light and the final capture of two of the robbers by the crew and passen gers of the car, and came near ending in a lynching. .Only prompt action on the part of the conductor and motor man, who hasreued their prisoners to a patrol box and summoned the police, prevented the enraged passengers from wreaking summary vengeance on the men. Two hours later three men tried to hold up a car on West Fortieth avenue. The'car was chased two blocks by the bandits, who fired several shots "after it. but the driver whipped up his horses and escaped. The first affair occurred near Union park. In tlie fight two of the Ihree robbers were captured. The third man fled down the street followed by the angry passengers. When the pursuers of the third ban dit returned after a fruitless chase and joined the other passengers, the trou ble started. The crowd surrounded the car and demanded the prisoners. "Hand them out here," shouted one man; "we'll put an end to their busi ness right here." '"flu-re's lots of good trees handy," shouted another. Conductor Wilson refused to give up his prisoners and dropped the catches ou the doors. Motonnan Koran slipped out the front door while Wilson was arguing with the crowd and turned ou the current. The car sped rapidly northward, followed by a number of the crowd, but the former passengers were soon distanced and gave up- the chase. Down town the prisoners were turned over to the police. NATIONAL COMMITTEE. Leading Members iu Favor of Chicago for Headquarters. Chicago, Dec 0. Leading members of the democratic national committee are in favor of maintaining headquar ters in Chicago and conducting an ed ucational bureau with the view of keeping democrats all over the country posted as to the workings of the fed eral administration. The democratic national executive committee will meet some time in Jan uary or February to pass upon rou tine matters which have accumulated since tlie close of the campaign and to decide upon a course of action. HAGUE ENDORSES KRl'GER. Proposal to Welcome Him Received With Cheers and Bravos. The Hague, Dec 0. At tho opening of the second chamber to-day, the pres ident. J. (." Gleichman. said: President Kruger arrives here to day. He will take up his residence here. I take the occasion to propose that the chamber authorize me to wel come iu its name tlie president to our country and offer him an expression of our cordial sympathy." The proposal was adopted amid cheers and bravos. COMBINE OF COMPANIES. Wheeling. W. Va, Dec 0. At a con ference here yesterday between om cials of the National Roofing company and Second Vice-president J. A. Top ping, ol the American tueet oteei company, a very close working agree ment between the companies, amount ing almost to an amalgamation was entered into, by which the National supply of sheets will be had entirely from the Aetna Standard mills, of the. Sheet combine. The main offices of the National Roofing company will be located here, and additions will be made to its Wheeling plant. THE AFRIKANDER CONGRESS Worcester, Cape Colony, Wednesday, Pec 5. The attendance at the Afrikan der congress to-morrow is expected to be fully 4.0O0. The hotels are already tilled to their capacity. The Afrikan ders ridicule the idea of trouble. They sav thev cau surely air their grievan ces without resorting to violence. They n r rroa tlv incensed at the posting of "a in nositious commanding the meeting place. Tho slopes surround inc- the town are-crowned with artll lerv and troops with cannon have been nosted on Gallows hall and Prospect hill. ! ALLIES UKUAKOKD AS KIUUA-KDS t -n fw f! A dispatch to the Pal? "ill Gazette from Pekin, dated wo. jrtnv December .. says. ..ikv filibustering character of the Kalgaii and similar expeditions projected has given a very .bad impression.. There is danger of the Chinese regarding the -llioa linlhillST 111010 Ol- leSS lUail ,vorfo l-.riirands. Explanatory proc lamations should be issued in regard to the expeditions in order, as far as nossible. to diminish their narnuui effects." St Paul. Minn. Dec 0. The Northern Pacific has closed a contract far near ly $250,0K worth of uew passenger coaches, reclining chair cars and com bination cars, for use in through ser vice and between St Paul and Winnl- peg. Withiu two years the Nortnern Pacific million ger . eqi has contracted for nearly two dollars' woith' ol iiew pasaeij lipnient. ". '. ' . y- .-;,'- "" CZAR IS BUTTER.: " v 'j V " Livad'a. Dec fl-Tlia following bul letin: was issr.cd this morning by tl caar's phvMc'ans:. "The- czar -. si; it wrll all night long. Ills general eo-!d'-t'.oa and spirits are vary -good, . Ills ts mpcratuie and pulse-are normal." , CHILD TORTURER ARRESTED. Crowds Are Wanting to Lynch Him, But the Sheriff Is-Holding Him. Chicago, Dec 6.-A special to the Chronicle from Cattlettsburg,' Ky, says: William Gibson, the man who has been long sought for torturing and killing his daughter, was -captured yes terday at Irwin Hill, ' Carter county, and was brought to the house of Sher iff Davis, who resides about two miles outside "tho city, after dark. County Judge T. Everett made an order re moving the prisoner for safe keeping to Maysville. Deputy Sheriff W. Gie ger and Jailer I. S. Hurd left the city for Russell. Ky, where they will take the train for Maysville. Further along the line the train was bosfvded and the coaches searched, but no sign of the prisoner was found by the searchers. . At various p.unts for ' the I crowds are collected waiting news of the capture of the prisoner by I with a vote passed at the last meeting T, .--"';'" " me mm-x "gei- the mob, and it is certain that if he !of the aldermen citv Cle.l- Rrn, l.-.s - ? !dJ ?mtlZ V-Cd st!lm1:" should be taken he- will be burned I ,...,,,, 1 - T?" ' , Dl" UOOll alive. It is thought the officers, hnv- 1 1 "WlSl,ed a '""""S 1,1 inference to ! enough dressed the wound. . ing heard of the stationing of the mobs j the 8,il!-lect, so that it might be said TIe adjourned special town meet at the depots, hare "taken tlie prisoner jl'at the consolidation light will soon j to consider tlie Orouoke school off the train ut some small village and l'e- on. and all hands have srone into i question will be held in the Citv hall are now in hiding. THE QUEEN'S SPEECH. Say It Has Become Necessary to Make Further Provision for Armies. London. Dec 0. A few minutes after the speaker. William Court Gully, had taken his chair in the house of com mons, this afternoon, the gentleman usher of the black rod, General Sir Michael Biddulph, appeared and sum moned the commons to Hie house of lords, where the lard chancellor, the Larl ot lialsuury, read the queen s speech, which was as follows: "My Lords and Gentlemen: It has be coJiie necessary to make further pro vision for the expenses incurred by the operations of my armies iu South Af rica and China. I have summoned you-'to hold a special session in order that vou may give yonr sanction to the enactments required for this purpose. lou will not enter into other public matters requiring your attention until the ordinary meeting of parliament in tlie spring." A number of ladies were present at the proceedings in the house of lords, though the peers present numbered less than a dozen, apart from the four royal commissioners representing the ueen. among whom was the Duke of Marlborough. The ceremony was very brief, the commoners returned to tlie lower house and business was suspended until 3:30 p. m. TO ATTEND LEAGUE MEETING. President Hart of the Chicago Club .' W'ilf Come East. Chicago, Dec 0. President Hart of the 'Chicago base ball club of the Na tional league will leave, probably to morrow, for the east to be present at the league meeting next week.. Most of the questions-Which have been dis cussed since tlie playing season closed. such as the reduction of tlie number of players for each club, return to the double umpire system and change in players' contracts, will come up be fore the meeting. A conference be tween a league committee and a com mittee from the Players association willobo lield some time during the week,, when the wnnt of the new union will be presented and discussed. In discussing the future of the American league.. President Hart said: "It looks as if the American league intended to go it alone after this.. And I think it will make a mistake if it does. President Johnson and his as sociates have been very successful a-W? have developed rapidly during the last two seasons, but it lias'been under or ganized bns,? ball. As soon as tliey step out from under the agreement matters will change, ion win nuu that withouf the protection of the Na tional agreement the National league will get the best players just the same, and without paying the price for draft ing. ' So long as we pay the best sal aries we can get the best players. I think the American leaguers have been a little hasty in stepping out from the agreement, but it is not the National league's business to urge them to sign tire instrument." METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH Annual Report of tho Work of tlie Board of Education. New York. Dec (. The annual re port of the work of tlie board of edu cation of tlie Methodist Episcopal church has just been made at the meeting of tlie board at which Bishop Andrews of. New York presided. Joseph S. Stout, the treasurer, pres ented a report showing that the amount of money loaned directly to students in the last, year was $ SI .79-1. The students aided were 1,830 in num ber, distributed as follows: In the New England states. 213; in the Mid dle states, 422: in the western states, 851; ih the southern states, 315: and foreign students 2S). They presented altogether twenty -one different nation alities. The legacies to the board dur ing the year amounted to $28,945. The income 'of the board during the year wna from the following sources: Chil dren's day collections, $00,32S: .from invested funds, $14.4.85: returned loans, $20,377. The report of .tlie correspond ing secretary, William F. McDowell, showed that at present the Methodist church has an investment of more than $30,000,000 in schools, and colleges. . WEATHER REPORT Washington.- Dec C For Connecti cut: Partly cloudy to-night; Friday fair; fresh north winds. . - ; ' ' Barom. Tem. W. Wta.-. Bismarck . ....29.4)0 35- NV Cloudy Boston '10.00 "S NW Cloudy BuCalo.. .:'.0.1G 5!4 NW Cloudy Cincinnati . 30.34 8 Chicago ........ -10.22 .28 Denver ...... .30,20 40 Helena .... ... -W.20 52 Jacksonville ...3039 44 Kansas City . .33.14 - 40 SE sw sw sw NW SW NW NW NE Cloudy Pt Cldy Cloudy. Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Pt Cldy Cloudy Nantucket . .-a02 -.32 New Haven New f)rlsjns Sew York -. ;Torthfiehi . , Pittsbrrg ;-. . t ;LouIb . 'Pt-Paul . . ' WAshlntrtcM . IlaUeras , .30.07 .,30.3-2 ..30.14 , .31.10 44 38 14 Pt C!dy NW Clear n; ;w s ; & sw CloudT Cloudy Pt Cldy Cloudy Pt Cldy . .r.lio . .ao.ev . .C.8 22 S3 44 NW- Clear W. CONSOUDATIOH 'flGHT From Now on Will Be Very Interesting. City Clerk . Ryan Publishes a Notice and Sheriff, McDonald Notifies the .Town Officials The Contemplated Changes Are Now the Topic of Dis cussion on All Sides. To-day Sheriff McDonald served no-' tice on the town officials to i ; appear at the proper time in Hart j ford to be heard relative to the pro j posed consolidation of tho town and CUy sovwmuents.- and ccordance ! ; naming for the impending conflict. Last night Attorneys Kellogg and I Russell and F. H. Ri.-e. menilx-rs of ithe committee' appointed by the alder jinen io prepare a. draft of "a bill to be '.submitted to the aldermen embracing uie main features ot 'such a consolida tion, bill as the people might desire, held a meeting and discussed the sub-ject-ln-au inforniaL,wy. and after look ing at the matter they- agreed that they had a bigTob ahead of them and would hay?-fo hustle in order to be able to seiid a report to tlie aldermen by the first of .Tnnuary. Judge Burpee and John O'Neill were not present, ami to-day it was learned that thev do not intend to serve. Colonel Burpee has tendered his res. gnation as a member cf the commit tee to tlie chairman. City Attorney Kel logff. The colonel says the work is too arduous ami demands more time than he could give it. neither is it a duly in which virtue is its own reward. He has been on three such committees and thinks his reward was net what it ought to have been. Mr O'Neill informed a reporter of tills paper that he had not been offi cially notified of his appointment as a member of tlie committee until this morning ifnd that lie intended to noti fy the chairman right off that he can not serve. "I'm a poor man." said Mr O'Neill, putting on a sad face, "and don't feel as though I could afford to work all winter for nothing. There'll be enough there without me and I have no hesitation in stating that in my opinion they'll turn out a good bill, too." The three last words of Mr O'Neill's remarks were uttered in' a rather sus picious tone, at least tne reporter thought so, and he asked him to ex plain further, but that was all he could get out of him, the astute limb of the law dismissing the scribe with the remark, "Good day, sir," and then re sumed his work on a brief, which he was dictating to his type-writer. It is thought that considerable oppo sition is being worked up against con solidation by the townspeople and that it will result in one of the big gest battles ever fought between the town and city governments, the people on the outskirts- having decided to op pose the scheme tooth and nail. The school question and the matter of tax ation are the things that concern them most of all for, in the opinion of some of the committeemen of the school districts, it amounts to the same thing as kicking the constitution of the Unit ed States into a -flirep cocked hat and calling upon cpngv'ess to depose tlie president" and-"elect a king, as it does to do anything that would deprive them -of the power they wield in the affairs of their several districts. The office of alderman is a. small thing compared with that of committeeman, so that when both forces meet it will be a. case of Greek vs Greek, and . the whole state will stop to witness tlie tussle. It would bo folly to say at this time what the outcome will be. but people who do not care to take sides on the subject, and who are aware of the staying powers of the men from the rural districts will not be sur prised to hear that the outsiders made things interesting for the city chaps who are clamoring for a union of the town and city governments. ROBERTS MADE A SPEECH. Said the Boers Were Fighting For a AYrong Cause. Dur-bau, Dec 5. Lord Roberts, on board the Canada, has started for Cape Town, lie was given-an enthusiastic send-off. All of tlie ships in the har bor were decorated with Hags. Miss Roberts, who accompanied -her father, has returned to Johannesburg, where she will-; join her mother and sister, going from that place to Cape Town. Durban, Dec 0. Prior to his depart ure Lord Roberts made a. speech dur ing the course of which he adjured his hearers to hold out the hand of fellow ship to those who had be"n their ene mies. "When blessed p'eacc is restored." said the field marshal, "you will tell them that we are all one in one coun try, that we have one interest and hat we honor them. They have been light ing for a wrong cause, haviug.been induced to do. so by their misguided rulers. Nevertheless, we honor them for fighting for. liberty we ourselves so thoroughly believe in. and now, iu the spirit of. liberty, truth, justice and freedom, we are prepared to extend these privileges, which every English man values, to those who have been fighting against its." ; ' DELOWRY WINS SUIT. The summary process case of Thom as Delowry, the contractor, against. B. Scoopiuo, a .fruit ' dealer iu th plaiu tiff's building, ;corner of North Main street and Spencer avenue, began this morning in the city cotirt, civil ide. beforo, Judge Burpee, and was contin ued this afternoon. " Every point was contested for its full value. , The dis pute is whether or not the defendant had a lease. -. He claims he had and (the plaintiff claims he had not.- Late this afternoon Ttie case was uecmeu in favor of Delowry.' - , CITY NEWS. ! Leave your orders 'at the City Fish Market. Blue fish, 12 cents. The Colts and Olympias will be the contestants in the basket ball game ut the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium to-night. A man named John Lyons was ar rested this forenoon by Officer McNiff for stealing a child's clonk from clothingstore ou South Main street. Tlie funeral of John ICenney will take place to-morrow morning at 8:30 o'clock from the family residence on Hopkins street with a mass of requiem ( at St Thomas church. ! The funeral cf Felix, the infant sou of Mr and Mrs Anthony Muscovitz, of North Riverside street, who died yes terday, took place this afternoon with interment in Calvary cenieti-y. Daniel Lawlor of Fuller street met Wlt!1 J1 rather pamiul accident yester- to-night. The committee appointed to consider tlie matter will recommend that the district he divided. Thomas Flaherty, a former resident of this place, died this morning iu Springfield. Mass. He was a brother to Mrs Bridget Murphy of this city and had many other relatives and friends here who will regret to learn of his death. Thomas select man. afternoon. Doran. brother of the left for Ashville. N. C. Mr Doran lias been first this sick and for a long time with typhoid fever though he has been about, ior some time lie has and his trip not recovered to the south is strength for that purpose. The committee on pins of the class of liiol of the local High school, con sisting of tlie Misses liutler, .lohnson and Mauville and Messrs Devine and Murray, has finally selected a pin for the class. The one chosen is of a neat design and is triangular in shape. The trick donkey owned by Denny Ryan, Ihe acrobat, get an idea into its head this afternoon, the first it ever had. The idea proved rather serious for a woman whose name is yet un known. The donkey ran away while being driven by Mrs Ryan on West Main street ami knocked down an old lady. Mho, however, was not seriously injured. Tlie following cases constitute the criminal business to be disposed of at the present term of the district court which resumes next Monday. Many of the cases are in process of settle ment: State vs Thomas Conaty, state vs Thomas County, state vs John F. Sliannahan. state vs John Cro nan, state vs John McCabe. state vs Dennis J. Donnelly, state vs Samuel Wood, state vs Daniel Lynch, state vs Caroline I. Enlind, state vs Patrick Wvina. The rural free delivery system will go into effect one week from next Sat urday and Postmaster Guernsey ex pects that those who will benefit by it will in return help him. He expects that every housekeeper or farmer in the district will invest in a letter box which can be had for the insignificant sum of a couple of dollars at the post office; that he will attach the same four feet high to a post outside his door, thus making it unnecessary for the carrier to alight, from his wagon in taking or delivering mail. The rummage sale by the Epworth league of the M. E. church opened yes terday afternoon in the Milford build ing, corner of Center and Leavenworth streets. The store was filled yester day and to-day with purchasers. All kinds of old clothes, shoes, chairs, col lars, neckties, hats. etc. can be pur chased at reasonable prices. There arc great bargains in store for those who attend and the chances are that everything will have been sold out by Saturday night, when the sale closes. An efficient corps of clerks are iu at tendance. Hannah Turly, th 4-months-old daughter of Truant Officer William Turley, met with a painful and seri ous accident about 11 :30 o'clock this morning. Since the death of her mother the girl lived with her aunt, Mrs Michael Murphy, of Green street, and this morning while playing about the house she backed up against a pail of hot water and fell into it,-scalding her legs ami anus badly. Dr Russell was called and made the little sufferer as comfortable as possible under the circumstances. Corporal Frederick Kuchnle, of the Seventy-first New -York Volunteers. has lieen secured by Secretary Ross, of the Y M. C. A. association, to address the regular Sunday meeting for men at Jacques Opera house next Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The subject of Mr Kuchnle's address will be '-'Tlie Battle of San Juan." As Mr Kuch nle is a very fluent and eloquent speak er and as he has chosen a subject with which he is thoroughly familiar, since he participated iu that great charge up San- Juan hill, and had several thrill ing experiences.- the address ought , to be one of 1he most interesting yet de livered at these popular Sunday meet ings. -,;' t-- This morning Acting Medical Ex aminer GraYes, assisted by Dr Galley, performed -an-autopsy on the body of John ICenney at. Mulville's morgue and found that' the man had suffered a fracture of -tlie base of the skull and a fracture. 61' the back of . the head; also, an ugly cut on the nose. The in juries might have been inflicted by a fall-and they might have been the re snlt.ibf a blow. Coroner Mix came to town on the ! 1:12 train and heard tlie evidence of 'Edward Cote of Abbott avenue, thenian who reported to the police -that- Kenuey .; was lying on Meadow, street, but all he could tell about the case was that he came along there and saw the body stretched out on the street-and a man standing near It. The man who was standing near the body requested Cote to report to the police. iwhich he did. but he tooki no particular notice- of the man and would not know him if he should see him again. If that man could le found the authorities mignt lie able to get some clue as to the manner in which Kenuey received the injuries fronr which he died later at the hospital. All the faet,s were turned over to the police authorities and if they cannot succeed iu finding some additional evi . deuce, it is hard to see what can be done in the premises.. ' APOLOGIES MADE. New York Press Editor Writes Letter ix Father Sloeum. WAS DECEIVED. Corrcsi-.-c'uJent Who Sent Article Has Been Discharged The Sensational Story Created so Much SurpTise It Was Copied by Many of the State Papers. To-day tne Rev William J. Sloeum loeened the following communicatiou rrom the managing editor of the New lork I ress. in reference to the fake report of his sermon printed in that p;ier last Monday: Editorial Department, The New York Press. ' Xpw York. Dec 5, 1900. " The Rev W. J. Sloeum: Dear Sir: We regret very much that we were deceived int6 publishing the report of a sermon alleged to have been delivered by you and. in compli ance with your message of last even- c iuiiiip uaste this morning to coirect it. This mail carries to the Waterbury correspondent who sent it ' the notice of his discharge from our service. We are particularly annoyed at the happening, not only from the fact that we were led into error, but that it has given annoyance to you. Again regretting the error. Y'ours very respectfully. JOHN BODEN. Managing Editor. Father Sloeum acknowledged the re ceipt of the communication this after noon. Ill addition to this the Press pub lished the following item yesterday: Information comes to the Press that '?." .i,rt!''le Printed yesterday, entitled. .micies vrsisuop i-otter. did an in justice to the Rev Father W. J. Sloeum, pasn.r ot the church of the Immacu late Conception in Waferburv. Conn. Father Siocuni wired to the Press last -night he never used any such words as lie was made to say iu the report. Father Sloeum is known widely in Connecticut and in New York. He is pastor of one of the largest and rich est parishes in his state and holds nn enviable position in Catholic church councils.- Even were he less conspic uous all who published the incorrect report would be eager to make to him the fullest reparation. Tlie tone of the communication fop warded to Father Sloeum by the man aging editor of the Press, as well as the item published iu the paper in ref erence to the unpleasant affair, furnish abundant proof, if proof were needed, that, after all, the average newspaper, man aims to do right, and. that all the New York dailies are not of the yellow kind. Commenting upon the matter, the day. says: "The remarks attributed recently to the Rev Father Sloeum of Waterbury, in which he was quoted as using some severe strictures on Bishop Potter, re garding the hitter's war on vice in New York, surprised Father Slocum's friends in this part of the state. They could not bring themselves to the be lief that he had been correctly quoted and time has proven that, they were right. Father Sloeum says the re marks attributed to him are a mess of infamous lies." and no one who knows him will doubt his word. He is a man who has always aided war against vice, no matter what clergy. man or what society instituted it." TLAYING AROUND BONFIRE. Little Girl Seriously Burned ' This Afternoon on Railroad Hill' Street Little Mary Kelly, the 4-year-old daughter of Mrs Kelly of 104 Railroad Hill street, met with a shocking acci dent this afternoon while playing around a bonfire near her home. .- , Her clothes caught fire and soon became a mass of flames and burned fiercely as the child ran, screaming, to the house. John Kelly, who lives in the same street, saw her predicament arid went to her assistance and tore off her clothes as quickly as possible. Dr Russell was summoned and found the child frightfully burned about the limbs, body, head and face, and ren dered such attendance as the case warranted. It is not thought that the patient will recover. In tearing the clothes off the. child, Mr Kelly was se verely burned on the hands and will be laid up after it for some time. "L DR O'HARA ELECTED. New Haven, Dec 0. The second an anual meeting of the state county health officers, was held here to-day. opening at half past eleven. There . were thirty members present and President C. E. Hoai.ley, county health , officer for New Haven c6unty presided The following officers were elected : President. Charles E. Hoadley of New Haven; vice-president, Dr F. "'H. Wright of New Haven: secretary and treasurer, Dr E. A. Wilson of Meriden; executive committee (three years) Dr B. A. O'Hara, of Waterbury. REVENUE REDUCTION BILL. Washington. Dac G. The ways and means committee voted to report the revenue reduction bill as formed by the republican members yesterday. . with an amendment making the act take effect on its passage, instead of thirty days thereafter. All substi- tutes and amendments by the minority were defeated by a vote of six to nine. ' REIFF EONXERATED. London, Dec 0. The "Racing Cal endar" to-day announces that Lester Reiff, the American jockey has been exonerated of tho charge of pulling Croker's horse at Doncaster. "Tod Sloane. It , added has been informed that he need not apply for a license next season. - .