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WATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, MONDAY. DECEMBER 24, 1900.
- 3 NAUGATUCK NEWS . . Mysterious Tragedy at Cotton Hollow Early Sunday Morning. -J During the early hours of Sunday morning a man named Gerald Melberg met death at the famous resort about one and one-half miles below here in the town of Beacon Falls. According to the story of Proprietor Martin, the man came to the honse about 8 o'clock Saturday night and asked for a room for the night. Martin showed him to a small room on the top floor which he said he might have. The room was plainly rurnislie;. and contained a bed, two chairs and a lew cheap pictures. 'rue propriety stated that about 3 o'clock in the morn ing he heard a noise outside the house and he went out and found the man Meliiorg lying on the ground. He stepped into the house and called for help. Two men who happened to be in the house at the time came out with him and one of them made a has tv isamiDutioii of Melberi and pro iiouneed him dead. Medical Exaiui rer luvtle was immediately notititd and le arrived on the scene a short time afterward, in company with Dp nty Sheriff Sweeney. Martin claims the man fell cut of the window, wai1; th. general opinion around town is thai lie was lirst "done in ' and the, thrown out the window. The bo.'y was taken to TwiteiicTs morgue un der the direction of the medical exam iner, where it was identitied by a brother of the dead man later on. The-' brother claims that the man left home Saturday night Willi about !fl7 or $1!? in his possession. Medical Examiner Tuttle informed Coroner Mix of the ar. fair and he was expected' up this morning to hold an inquest. The re sort has been a menace to the town for some time and it should be broken up. This is net the first time that any thing of this kind has happened, as It has always been frequented by the lowest type of people. All the inmates of the house have been notified to tie present at the' inquest, but up to the time of this writing no arrests had been made. Melberg leaves three brothers and two sisters, besides a mother and father. The man was about 30 years old, had light, curly hair, blue- eyes and wore a numebr six teen collar and number six shoes. He had on a. dark suit and a size six and seven-eighths black derby bat. Borough Court. Three cases were before the borough court this morning. The first case called was that of Charles Porter, who pleaded guilty to the charge of drunk enness. He asked for another chance and Judge Hungerford suspended judg ment. The next case was that of John Crawford, charged with theft of bil liard balls from the saloon of a man named Gilderzunis. on Spring street. Crawford was defended by Attorney Kennedy. Crawford was playing pool in the saloon and when lie lt-ft the place two pool balls were missing. Judge Hungerford decided that the evidence was not sufficient to convict Crawford antl he discharged him. The case of John Varnilla, charged with, assault wilh intc-nt to kill will come up at the February term of the superior court, to which court he was bound over under bonds of $1,000. Varnilla -was brought from the coun ty jail this morning by Officer Ma lone. The commissioners on benefits and damages met Saturday and heard eight witnesses give their opinion of the ben efits and damages to the property- holders by the proposed changes in the streets in question. Main, Maple and Oak streets. The first witness heard was L. D. Warner, who expressed the opinion that the benefits and damages to the Kiely and Culver property were equal and that neither one of them should receive a money compensation. J. B. Yale and I. L. Trowbridge gave it as their opinion that Mr Culver sus tained no damages by the proposed changes but that Mr Kieley's damage:! would be about $500. Engineer Ham testified that the entire area of the Cul ver property was 6.271 square feet. and the borough proposed to take 1,022 square feet. A. C. Tuttle was next and he said that he had looked over the property in question, but was un able to estimate Mr Kieley's damages He also stated that Mr Culver would be damaged more than he would be benefited, but was unable to state to what extent. He estimated Mr Cul ver's property as being worth $10,500. After the adjournment, which was tak en at noon for dinner, J. T. Garrison testified that Mr Culver's and Mr Kie ley's property were1 damaged to the extent of $4,000 each. H. H. Scho- field testified that in his opinion the damage to the property of both Mr Cudver and Mr Kieley would be be tween 600 and $700. W. II. Twitch ell stated that in his opinion Mr Cul ver would sustain damages to the ex tent of $o,000 and that the damages to the Kieley property would be about $1,000. Miles S. Clark was called as a witness but he could give no estimate of benefits or damages to either Mr Culver or Mr Kieley. Henry W. Ham ilton testified that in his opinion the Culver property was worth about $U 000 and would be damaged bv the pro posed changes to the extent of $3,000, whereas it woulel he benefited onlv about $1,500. He estimated Mr Kie ley's damages at. $1,000 over and above expenses. The commissioners then adjourned until Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. An alarm of fire from box 23, locat e-d at the Phoenix shop tower last night about S:40, called the firemen to the Beecher house, where some feathers had oaught lire in a closet. The dam age was slight. This is the second vre there within the last three weeks, While the firemen were putting water on the fire people in the crowtl could be heard shouting. "Let it burn." - The recall sounded about 8:55. Miss Theresa Donahue? of South "Main street left this morning for a few days visit with relatives in Long Island. Miss Anne Shea of the state normal school at New Haven is home for the holidays. . Harry Kilmer, who has been work ng in New Haven for some time past, is home to spend Christmas. Miss Anne Lynch, who attends Mt St Joseph's seminary in Hartford, is home for the Christmas holidays. Joseph Neal left this morning for a short visit with friends in New York city. . r Richard Neary, who has been attend " Ing a training school in New York city, Is home to spend the holidays. - James and John Moran left this morning to spend the holidays with relatives in llion, n. x. - John McDonald, who attends Mlchl fan university, is home for the holl Fred Flynn and Wallie Brooks, who have been working in Hudson, are home for the holidays. : , Mrs Maurice Richards of Coen street left this morning to spend the holidays with relatives in New York city. Miss Nellie O'Brien of South. Main street left this morning to spend the holidays in New York city. Miss Louise Brenner of Highland avenue left this morning for a visit with friends- in Long Island. WATERTOWU JOTTINGS Sunday Services in the Various Churches Coining Lecture. The services at the various churches steraay were well attended m spite the inclemency of the weather. Ser- ual to-iuorrow. At St John's church. iss win be celebrated at ll:lo a. m., Woodbury at S a. m. and in Oakville 10 a. m. Father O'Donnell will of- iate at all these masses. On V1 sday evening the Sunday school pu is will congregate at Pvthiau hall. the occasion being a Christinas tree. Coming Lecture. Prof Turner's coming lecture prom es to be an interesting one. Mr Tur er will take for his subiect "St Au- houy of Padua.' Kvery wliere this L-tiiie lias been given the audiences ive been greatly pleased. The lec IV will be given on -New Year's eve at St John's church. Admission 10 nts. Now Watertowu has three electric street lamps instead of two. The latest one is that opposite the residence or Dr A arielt. If Watertowu would only vote to put in these lights every one would be pleased. The sidewalk north of the brick store is still in a most deplorable condition, and the remedv for lliis lies in the se lectmen's hautls. The trolley is the only thing the people are confident of. The regular meeting of the Nauga- tuck Valley Poultry association will be held this evening. Charles and McLean Buckingham are home to spend Christmas. One of John Magee's small boys had a very narrow escape from drowning last Saturday. The boy was skating on Niggerhead pond when he ventured Mil- im tn.if- wio tii, ilnti Tli.. l,i7 .. . ,...,. ...... ...... ..c . was pulled out by one of his compau.i ions. Last Saturday evening a genteman drove over from Woodbury, hitched his horse under the sheds at G. M. Summers's hotel, and then took the train for Waterbury. About 10 o'clock the hostler at this hotel went out and found tile horse down, unable to get up. I)r Bland was summoned, but shortly after lie arrived the horse died. The cause of his deatli is not known. The members of the Foresters should not forget that their regular meeting will be held on next Friday instead of Tuesday. Quite an interesting dog fight took place near the brick store last even ing. Both of the contestants belong on the East Side. Most of the school teachers of the center school left to-day for their re spective homes. Miss May Bidwell, teacher of the fourth room of the center school, has resigned her position. Another teach er will be engaged before the opening of tlie next term. Rain and warm weather have spoiled the skating for the present. The local employes of the ring fac tory in Waterbury will have a week's vacation, beginning the 1st of Janu ary. The Masonic ball will be given some time next mouth in place of February, as in previous years. Miss M. E. McGoan and William Kielty spent Sunday in town with their parents. Henry Piatt has been confined to the house with illness. Miss Lillian Pegrum of Willimantic Normal school is spending the holidays with Mrs Truman Baldwin. Frank Hubbard is on the sick list. Mass was celebrated at St John's church yesterday at 8:":'0. Rev Father O'Donuell preached a most eloquent sermon, strikingly appropriate to the season in which we are now passing. Miss Moss, one of our school teach ers, has resigned her position on ac count of ill health. Miss Lucy Gailey is making a short stay at the residence of F. O. Bowers on Cutler street. Genese Pure Food Co., Le Roy, N. Y.: Gentlemen: Our family realize so much from the use of GRAIN-O that I feel I must say a word to induce others to use it. If people are inter ested in their health anil the welfare of their children they will use no other beverage. I have used them all, but GHATX-O I have found superior to any. for the reason that it is solid grain. Yours for health. OAKVILLE HAPPENINGS The St Mary Magdalene's .church is beautifully decorated for Christmas. Mass -will be celebrated at 10 a. in. Charles Graef of Waterbury was in this place yesterday. Miss Mabel Smith entertained out of town guests Sunday, among them being Mr and Mrs George Jackie of New York city. The e'losing exercises at the Newton Heights school were very fine, giving great credit to the teachers. There was a Christmas tree with pretty pres ents for each pupil, and the teacher re ceived numerous gifts from the chil dren, the prettiest being a handsome piuk ripple shawl, hand-made, i. resent ed by Stanley Andrews. The teacher is Miss Susie Chambers . of Cherry street, Waterbury. George Stanley, Jr, has lost a valu able horse. A few days ago it had one of its legs broken by a kick from an other horse and was so badly hurt that it had to be shot. Frederick Slade was very danger ously ill and was not expected to live mauv hours when last heard from. He has been given up by the doctors. Railroad Fireman Injured. UTICA, N. Y., Dec. 24. B. J. Hagen a railroad - fireman, was stricken with paralysis while riding on an engine and fell to the ground. He was not injured by the fall, but the strobe, rendered him absolutely speechless and unable to walk. The Black Entle For Von Bolow. BERL5N, Dec. 24. Yesterday after- coon Emperor William, visited the impe rial chancellor. Count yon Bulow,' and persoail'y conferred upon hnn the insig nia of the Order o the Black Ensfc. Mystery f the Order of the Hour in YACHTING Circles INTERMITTENTLY this winter and next spring the American people will be thrown into mild sort of paroxysms by discussion cf the 1501 America's cup races. Upon the slight est provocation the news agencies will cable over a lot of stuff about the designiug and building of Sir Thomas Lipton's new challenger and then the equally enterprising news gatherers on this side of the Atlantic will stir up Bristol and New York and more mysterious details of yacht construction will burden the cables. At a conservative estimate over $4,100,000 has been spent in racing for the world's greatest yachting trophy, and if the interest shown at the present time in Sir Thomas Lip ton's second attempt to "lift" the cup is but a faint shadow of what it will be when Shamrock II. and the new defender are in the water, an other million may be added to the vast sum. It has often been a mat ter of discussion with American crit ics as to whether the English peo ple as a whole show as much interest in the America's cup race as is dis played by the people of the United States. One very good Glasgow authority says that they do not and to prove his statement he says that when it was rumored there December 1 that the prince of Wales was to build a MODEL LINE3 SHOWING CONTRASTS IN racing cutter right alongside Sham rock II., the boat to be a trial yacht for Sir Thomas' challenger, the good people of Great Britain awakened to the full significance of the report. Enthusiasm was shown, for there would be a fair chance that the prince's boat might prove to be the better boat both in the Clyde and out in the open sea in the trial races. In that event the royal yacht would be the one that would go to Newport to contest with the new Columbia, and of course Albert Edward would be on her deck. At a considerable cost a yachtsman who had planned to have his boat at the cup races cabled to Glasgow for a confirmation of the report. He learned that one boat was being built at Henderson's yard, Meadowside, and that doubt was expressed as to whether this yacht was to be for the German emperor or for Prince Al bert Edward. The other boat, the new challenger, is to be put out of Denny's yard, Dumbarton, and is to be metal plated. So it would seem that there is no definite prospect of a series of races with Capt. Wringe piloting the Lipton boat and "Jack" Carter, the former skipper of Britan nia, or Capt. Bevis sailing the alleged new royal cutter. Mystery, mystery and still more mystery is the order of the hour in international yachting matters. Is the America's cup worth all this bother? Is the resailing of the big events really of enough, importance to warrant all the expenditures and all of the worry? Mercenary wretch es, indeed, are the critics who ask these questions, say the sportsmen who are interested in yachting. What if the cup is without price? There will be few Americans who will not welcome a victory by a Britisher so as to furnish the variety oi making this country produce a challenger. The sober truth is that many Amer ican followers of yachting are be coming very weary of this intermin able winning of the cup by American boats. There is $330 worth of silver and workmanship represented in that em blem. It cost over 250 times that amount to build the schooner Amer ica and race her across the ocean in the home waters of the foreigner and to capture the cup. Then the schoon er Magic had to be built to defend the America's cup in 1670, and that cost $50,000. Modest sums these compared to the golden streams that filter out of the money bags of the men who build challengers and defenders in these days of up-to-date models and appointments. The Magic was manned and sailed for a sum that the New Y'ork syndicate will have to spend for one day's care and main tenance of the new Columbia. When the races of 1S71 came, the problem of expense began to assume proportions that caused wrinkles on the brows of tbe yachtsmen. The schooners Columbia and Sapho cost in the neighborhood of $100,000, and at least $30,000 must have been spent In sailing the cup races. The de fenders Madeline and Mischief in 1876 and 188". cost nearly $150,000. The Puritan cup defender in 18S5 'cost $30,000, but the cost of other boats and trial races that year brought the aggregate amount np to the $150,000 mark.' The money spent in defend ing this $350 cup in the remaining V ABSOIUTZEV Makes the food more ROYAL (UK1NQ lp IQppF yMJfilCA GALATSA. 6e3TA WCOLUMBA - i,' f6ur' times, with the Mayflower, Vol unteer, Vigilant and Columbia, may be placed at $900,000. It will be safe to say that a half million dollars will about cover the expense of the foreign challenger and of Managing Owner C. Oliver Iselin, of the new defender. Mr. Iselin is as active these days in making plans for the cup event as if it were but a few weeks off. On a recent visit to the Herreschofl: works at Bristol, R. I., he informed a friend that he hoped Mrs. Iselin would again don her sou'westerns and oiled silks and sail on the boat which would keep the cup on this side. After look ing over the plvis of the new defend er Mr. Iselin said that it was very probable that Columbia would be brought to Bristol anil overhauled for a series of races with the new boat and that the cup winner would givo the new boat a good argument. Sir Thomas has left it to the dis cretion of George L. Watson, who has designed the new challenger, whether Shamrock II. will be taken into' American waters for a trial series with Shamrock I. The Glas gow exhibition, committee having charge of an international race ar ranged for the Clyde may request that the trials be held there, and that but one boat will therefore be brought across the Atlantic. VALKYR1S) CUP DEFENDERS AND CHALLENQERS. Critics are loud in their praises of W. Butler Duncan, Jr., who has been selected to manage the new Amer ica's cup defender. No stone will be left unturned by either side this time to get the best sailors that the world knows, the best skippers and the best spars and sails. That every lover of sport wishes that no accident will happen to the challenging boat this time, goes without saying. While it is an element of the contest to in clude the matter of construction and reliability of materials, still there is a widespread idea that the race will give more satisfaction' if it is sailed without "walkovers'" or mishaps. From England comes the informa tion that the only alterations yet made in the old Shamrock are to re place her corroded plates, improve her sheer plans and reduce her draught 18 inches. There is a new British yachting rule in process of preparation which, under section 5, W. BUTLER DUNCAN, or., 8e1ected to Manage the New America's Cup Defender. may improve the sailing chances of the sturdy craft that failed in the mist and smoke off Sandy Hook when Columbia showed, her heels to the green craft. Apropos the talk of the lines of the new Herrescholl's and Watson boats, a study of the contrasts in models of past cup defenders and challengers will serve to show the strides that are being made in the, way of designs for speed. u. G. WESTLAKE. Very Considerate. Mr. Suburb What on earth are you trying to do, neighbor? Mr. Nextdoor Merely taking down a little of the paling, so that I can move my chicken, coop over into your yard. "Eh? My yard? "Yes, I like to be neighborly and con siderate of other people's feelings, you know." "But er " "Yes, you shan't have any more cause to complain about my chickens scratch ing up your yard." "But you are moving your whole coop over on to my property." "That's the idea. Quick as the chickens find their coop in your yard they'll fancy that you own them, t'.nd will spend the rest of their natural lives scratching . in my yard, you know." N. Y.-World. PURE --. -1 delicious and wholeson?e 1 POWOETl CO.. NEW YORK. STARVING TO DEATH Alarming Mortality and Suf fering In Porto Rico. PEOPLE DISEASED AND EMACIATED. Surgeon Williams In Mia Report Tells of Want, Sqtiafor and Sick ness Caused by Laclc of Food. : JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 24. Dr. A. D. Williams, assistant surgeon of the United States army, has arrived from Porto Rico, where he was detailed to make a report on conditions of the people as observed by him on a march with soldiers across the island. JThat report was made to the adjutant general, de-rirtment of Porto Rico, San Juan. A copy of the re port was given out last night by Dr. Wil liams. "At Los-Marias," the report says, "we began to see the vanguard of misery, la that small, squalid town there is no med ical man. Many were sick. A Mr. Ton cuand, the American schoolteacher there, told me that many of the people not only of the surrounding country, but of the town, were in great distress. I asked him the cause of so much sickucss and so many deaths. He answered without hes itation, "For waut of food.' " The report continues: "At Adjuntas the conditions were ap palling men, women and children swoll en, bloated, diseased and emaciated, whose pinched and haggard features ap peared weighted with the sorrows of years When I asked the city physician of Adjuntas the cause of such a large death rate 52 doiths and 4 births the week immediately pi-ecuding our visit there he replied: " 'The death rate is about the same every week. The prime cause is chronic starvation.' " Dr. Williams in his report declares that with 14 patients in the hospital at this place and three nurses the municipal au thorities allow the steward to draw only $1 a day in municipal stamps for the sub sistence and care cf the patients and that the steward can realize only 50 cents for his stamps, and with that amount daily he has to provide the scanty hospital food. A JAPANESE VIEW. Delays of the Diplomats Excite Sym pathy For China. YOKOHAMA, Dec. 24. The weari some and disappointing delays of the Peking diplomats are having a marked effect upon public opinion in Japan, pro ducing what may be regarded as at most a revolution of sentiment in favor of China. The native papers are now main ly ranged on the side of leniency in deal ing with the thief iustigatops not only from a practical point of view looking at the supreme importance of inducing the government to return to Peking, but also owing to the inherent for'e of the spirit of patriotism which characterizes the Japanese natives. The Japanese ate nat urally asking themselves what they would have done uuder similar provocation. The answer has given rise to an overflow of something strongly resembling sympathy, and Japan is therefore ranging itself on the side of the nations which are coun seling the most moderate terms possible in the negotiatiohs with the Chinese court. It is noticeable also that even some of the foreign papers here are upon the same side, The Japan Mail conspicu ously so. The missionary question of course oc cupies a foremost place in the discussion. It is now felt as essential that the west ern powers fake cognizance of the senti ment here that religious invasions of oriental countries by powerful western organizations are tantamount to filibus tering expeditions and should not only be discountenanced, but stern measures should be adopted for their suppression. It is of course admitted that individual religious zeal in the line of pi'opagandism cannot be interfered with, but the feeliug here is that the missionary organizations constitute a constant menace to peaceful international relations. The business stagnation continues and is exciting some alarm in foreign as well as in native circles. The harbor of Yoko hama is well nigh denuded of shipping. aud there is a steady though as yet small exodus of foreign residents. When the Chinese troubles are settled, however, every one is looking for a substantial re vival of trade, and preparations for it are being made. In the meantime indig nation against the inexcusable delays at Peking is waxing hot. To Receive the 'Joint Note. PEKING, Dec. 24. Li Hung Chang answering an inquiry from the foreign envoys l-egardmg his health, said he be lieved he would be able to attend the meeting in order to accept with Prince Ching the preliminary joint note. The note will be presented by the Spanish minister. So li. J. de Cologan, doyen of the diplomatic corps, with a few words expressive of a hope of as prompt a re ply us possible to a note which has been carefully prepared, with every desire to continue the dynasty and not to be hard toward the nation and of a further hope that the Chinese plenipotentiaries will urge upon Enipcir Kvvang Su the neces sity of immediate compliance. An an swer is expected about Thursday. Suat-rkract for Soldiers. CHICAGO. !. 24.- -Sauerkraut is to be added to the bill of fare of the United Slr.tes soldiers now on duty in the Phil ippines. Bids will be received by Major W. L. Alexander, purchasing eonimis sary officer of the department of the lakes, on Dec. 2! for supplying I ncu- Sam's troops stationed in and about Ma nila with 20,000 gallons of sauerkraut aud it will be shipped from Chicago ear ly in January. With it there will be sent 150,000 two pound cans of roast beef, 00,04:5 pounds of bacon and 02,500 pounds of ham. A Connecticut Hostelry Burned. MILFOKD, Conn., Dec. 24. The Pari; hotel in this town was almost totally de stroyed by fire early last evening, the loss being about $0,000, partially covered by insurance. The house was the second of that name to be burned, its predecessor on the same site being the old Park ho tel, destroyed by hre a few years ago. a hostelry known to every Yale man of the older generation as the Mecca for stu dents who had suffered rustiticatiou and called .by some of the society boys "The Milford Chapter." Skatins' Accident. TROY, N.Y., Dec. 24. William Noyse aged 17, of Watervliet was drowned while skating on the State basin, near the Standard Oil works, in the town of Colonic. The young man, with two com panions, named Sullivan and Sheehau, skated into, au opening in the ice. Th two last named were rescued, but Noyse sank from view after a vain attempt to pull him on to firm ice. Coroner Haswell was notified. The body has not been re covered. - Fishing; Boats Missing-. LONDON, Dee. 24. A dispatch from Aberdeen says that five Shetland fishing oats have been missing since the storm hat raged last . week, and it is feared iiat 27 fishermen have bt-cn drowned. 77?e Daily Work:. It's the daily work of the little conqueror. The workings right here at home. Lifting burdens from helpless backs, " " ' , Bringing sunshine to many a home- I It's deeds that count, ,"' That bring the never-ceasing sounds of praise. The public are learning fast, Learning to appreciate merit, Learning to distinguish between claims and proof. Home proof is the best proof. DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS are indorsed by Waterbury rP'-2' Read what a Waterbury citizen says : , Mr Daniel Keonan of No 40 William street snys: "I put in many a hard day's work when a young man. but of late years 1 have not been engaged at anything that should cause backache, yet 1 ha.i attacks of it aud accompanying it there was a urinary difrieulfj.'. very annoying ami particularly inconvenient at night. I tried to stop it by using simple remedies, but all my efforts were useless uutil 1 used lioan's Kidney Pills. I saw some newspaper accounts about, tlictn in which the symptoms were similar to mine and de termining to try them 1 got a Pox at II. W. Lake's drug store. This one bos cured my backache." All druggists sell DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS. Don't accept a substitute. I'oster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. l'lre In n r.IIiiy Checked at l.nst. TAMAQCA. Pa., Deo. 24. The offi cials of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation company are jubilant over the fact that the fire in the celebrated burning mine at Summit Hill, which started 42 years ago, is now under control, and it is said that the next two years will see its ex tinguishment. The lire, which has con sumed about 35 acres of the linest coal land in the anthracite coal region, has moved westward toward Lansford. Two immense drilling machines which hove boon constantly probing for the Cre have now honeycombed the earth to the west of the burning portion. Culm is being poured into these holes, and a solid mass will thus confront the lire. Blue Stone Fropertiea Purchased. MIDDLETOWN, N. Y., Dec. 24. J. F. Kilgour of Passaic, N. J., once fa mous as the "blue stone king," has just purchased extensive blue stone properties at West Brookville, Sullivan county. A company has been formed of which Dr. Jones of 1027 Third avenue and W. C. Dilger, 108 East Fifty-eighth street, New York, will be members. This property was controlled by the Midland Blue Stone company, with a capital stock of $200,000, 28 years ago. Marriage Ceremony Stopped. SUSQUEHANNA. Pa., Dec. 24. At Hawleyton, while David D. Owen and Miss Nancy 1). v aughan were being united in marriage by a local justice of tbe peace and when the ceremony wns just half completed, the young woman's mother jumped m between the couple and forbade further proceedings. The mar riage was then declared oft". It is said to be the first instance of the kind in the snnals of historv. Baltimore anl Ohio Official Dead. CINCINNATI, Dec. 24. W. E. Jones, who has been treasurer and assistant sec retary of the Baltimore and Ohio South western railway and its predecessors for over 80 years, died suddenly at his resi dence here, aged 5'5 yoars. -Prince Oscar Much Better. STOCKHOLM. Dec. 24. The condi tion of Prince Oscar, duke of Scanie, eldest sou of the crown prince of Sweden and Norway, who has been seriously ill, is now much improved. SE3.SOisT 1900-1901 The Greater New York Fur Co;; Watch this space for the The extreme mild weather of the month of October cut off the purchases aud the re orders down to half the normal trade, conse quently we have a great line of our own manu factured FUR JACK ETS, CAPES, COL LARETTES, NECK SCARFS, STALLS. MUFFS and 'ilUJI MIXGS, of which you can save money by buy ing this month any of these garments above. We also have an Near seal Skin Jacket, line.l with Skinner's best quality satin, guaran teed to wear for two years. Regular price $50.00, for month of November only $35.00. latest styles. STYLE NO. 1 1 4: Fur Garments that may be slight Iy out of style will be carefully alter ed to fit the wearer perfectly aud conform fully to the prevailing fashions. We are 3yeing and dressing all kinds of Fur. ALL OUR WORK REPAIRED FRE E FOR ONE YEAR. The Greater New York Fur Co: A. ICatz & Co, Props. The Smith Premier Typewriter Co,, New York Office 337 Broadway; New Haven Office 25 Center Street; - Hartford. Office 82 Pearl Street. MOUNTS FOR THE BRITISH. ; jn.-land ZScyixiGT Ilorua 1m t nJ G Country fe'cariul Death Rate. KANSAS CITY, Dec. .-Can- tain Heygate of ta British army Is pur chasing 50,000 cavalry horses and mules for the British jrmy in South Atrlca. Bo came hero mere than a year ago to buy horses and mules, bwt was oriarcd hcjB a short tirnu ago. But the unexpected renewal of hostilities has made the our chase of more horses and mules neces sary. As fast as the animals are inspect ed and bought they will be sent to New Orleans and shipped to Cape Town, Dur ban and New London on British trans ports, some of which are now on their way to the United States. One shipload of the animals will be taken to South Africa by Lieutenant David Moberly, leaving New Orleans soon after January. Lieutenant Moberly said: 'By the time the horses and mules are landed in South Africa they cost the British government $30O a head. That is a large price for an animal whh will be tit for service only six weeks. Most of the animals die because of the change in climate. They must cross the equator in going to South Africa, nnd the torrid heat of the tropics kills tffiui rapidly. The average death rate on shipboard is 32 to the 1,000. Forty days after a horse is purchased in Kansas City it is landed in South Africa. So great is the demand for horses at the front that it is impossi ble to give them the needed rest after landing before putting them into service. Consequently they go to the front in a weakened condition, aud, not getting a sufficient amount of food, they soon die. Since the beginning of the Boer war Eng land has purchased over 100.000 head of horses and mules in the United States. It required 05 ships to carry them from New Orleans to South Africa. Govern ment transports will be kept very busy from now on carrying the horses which England will need in South Africa and which have been ordered purchased ia the United States. Baden-Powell now lias 25,000 mounted police, and it is pro posed to mount 5O.000 of the imperiolju f mU7. "" - - - , CASTOHIA. Bears the si lnB m 'ou "m Am3!ls B0!Igr'l Signature cf Watch this space for the latest styles. STYLE NO. 1 12 40 Center St, Waterbury, Conn. , A DIPLOMA OF THE GRAND PRIX, (HIGHEST POSSIBLE AWARD). WAS WON BY THE SMITH FREMIER TYPEWRITER AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION. THIS AWARD WAS MADE BY AN INTERNATIONAL JURY OF 25 X MEMBERS. AND IN COMPETITION 4 WITH 20 OTHER TYPEWRITERS.