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WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. i ATTEIfJJ-AILED, Boers Inflict Severe Punish ment on Ninth Lancers. -ORD BLACKWOOD KILLED. Boers Attacked Burgersdorp But Were Repulsed After Heavy Fighting - Boers Made Attacks iu Several Places But Met AVltb Little Success. Burghersdorp, Cape Colony, Wednes day, Dec 2. Colonel Grent'ell contin ues in touch with Kruitzingor's com mand of 700 men, who are carrying oft' the British prisoners. Kruitzinger has abandoned bis Maxims and cu ts. An attempt of the Ninth lancers to turn Kruitzinger's liank, at Flaisterheuvel, December 2-1, resulted in eight casual ties amonj the Lancers. including Lord Frederick Blackwood, who was Wounded. London. Doe 27. The following dis patch from General Kitchener was re ceived from Pretoria under Thursday's date. Yesterday two hundred Boers attacked a small police post near Boksburg but the police gullanUy drove them off, before reinforcements arrived from Johnannosburg. The Boers damaged the mining machinery iu the neighborhood. The Boers at tacked Vtreeht at 2 o'clock this morn ing and were driven eft'. The Boers held up .a train throe miles west of Pan and were driven off. The eastern force of Boers in Cape Colony were beaded yesterday and driven iu the di rection of Veuversta.d. Cape Town, Doc 27. A small party of Beers attacked Burgersdorp on De cember 24. They were repulsed after heavy lighting. The Boej's are active and skirmishes in several places have been reported. London, Dec 27. The Evening Standard to-day says it understands hat the squadron of yeomanry, which, as announced in a dispatch from ('ape Town yesterday, was entrapped and captured by the Boers, whom they were following, near Britstowu, was released after they had been relieved of their horses and other equipments. Ten of the yeomanry were wounded. LORD KITCHENER REPORTS. He Says Do Wet Tropes to Break Through Again. London. Dec 27. The following dis patch has been received from Lord Kitchener: 'Pretoria, Dee 20. Knox, with Bar ker. Pilcher and White, is engaged with De Wet's force, holding a posi tion in the neighborhood of Leuwkop. "D,i Wet hopes to break through and go south again. "The Boers' eastern column, iu Cape Colony, is apparently beaded by our troops about Bcitport Spruit. The Boers" western column, is reported to have gone north in two portions, one towards Prieska and the other through Strdyeuburg. They are being fol lowed up." RUMORS OF SURRENDER Now Reported That the Boer Gen erals Will Ask For Terms. Bloemfontein, Orange River Colony, Wednesday, Dec 2i. There ate re newed but unconfirmed rumors that General L'e Wet. President Steyn and General Haasbroeek have had a con ference and decided to oiler to surren der, provided the colonial rebels are not punished and the leaders, includ ing themselves, are not deported. DADY CHARGES BLACKMAIL. Havana Contractor Says Die Will Fight to the Finish. Havana. Dec 27. Charges reflecting upon Michael .1. Dady. having been made iu the mayor's otiice in connec tion with the sewering and paving cou 1 riicr. Mr Dady yesterday denounced as utterly false the statement that $50,000 bad been offered to Mayor Rodriguez with a view of influencing his decision. At the same time he declared that, if anyone would make an afiidavit fixing the responsibility for the slanderous sieeusation. he would take steps to procure the arrest and prosecution of the instigator, even if it should prove to be the mayor himself. "This is not. the only occasion." Mr Dady asserted, "when an attempt has been made to blackmail me.'' Mr Dady says he will tight to the finish. Mr Xueuez. tiie civil governor, says Mr Dady has not followed the re ouirements of the law. and that, there fore, the contract is illegal, void and of no effect. It is understood that Gen eral Wood will sustain the civil govern or and the mayor, but he awaits a final Judicial decision. BIG LONDON FIRE. - . Iicndon, Dec 27. One of the most serious tires which has occurred in the oast end of London during the last Jon years broke-out to-day at the East India... docks.'-' Five immense sheds f iled with goods, including a thousand bales of he'mp and quantities of jute, were consumed. The shipping in the r.eigliborhood and other warehouses were saved by the great exertions of the firemen. . , HOD CARRIERS' UNION. "' Chicago, Dec 27. The membership of the Building Trades council will be reduced by 3.500 as a result of the ac tion of the Hod Carriers' and Build ing Laborers' union, . which sent a communication to the Chicago Master Masoils association yesterday, stating Vuat the union had withdrawn. The Hod Carriers' union is numerically the strongest that, has yet left the cen tral body. . . ...-..:' V I. AIIGR BEQUEST PLACED. ' Yhiokvnd. X. ,T., Dec. 27. A bequest . of $100,000. has been placed in the hands of the directors of the New Jersey Training: school for feeble-minded children, at this place, by Thomas H, Vinter, executor of the Maxhani es tate The legacy will pay off all ob ligations and give 'the institution a casb balance of about 00,000. SOUTHERN EDUCATORS. Discuss the Facilities Given to White .and Colored Races. Washington, Dec 27. The following address was delivered to-day before the Southern Educational association at Richmond: R. -B. Fulton, chancellor of the Uni versity of Mississippi, in his annual ad dress as president of the association. diseu.sed the i'acili tit s for education given by the south to ihe white and colored races. ami said in each state they hail divided with the colored race the funds r.:is.d by taxes paid a'.mjst entirely by while men and had given equal educational facilities at the pub lic expense. He asked whether it had been proven t hat the studies which train to aeiiteness the Anglo-Saxon mind were the best to sharpen the Mongolian or the American intellect. Had not blind sentiment been aiming to give Anglo-Saxon minds to the ne gro race instead of offering thai" de velopment and training which would best meet the possibilities ot thai race? Millions of dollars had been spent annually for ihirty-five years in the southern states lor the education of tliu negro race. Had there been an adequate return in advancement shown? It was. he added, the duty of the intelligent educators of the south to study and discuss these prob lems in a'-l fullness and with impartial interest and to determine in form and kind and method the education and training that should be afforded to the negro race. There are two important particulars iu which coming changes will certain ly modify the policies and the work of our schools of higher rank. Iu the first place, those institutions which aspire to be called colleges or uni versities must see that vastly more is lost than is gained when their rolls are swelled by the names of immature and aimless students iu preparatory classes, ami when the funds and eu ergies of the institution are spent iu work that properly belongs to element ary or secondary schools. In the first place, institutions intended to give specially scientific or technical training will learn that their best work is not done when tiny attempt to work upon material that should be in the gram mar school as well as that which is more advanced, to give classical or literary culture as well as technical, to prepare for ultimate entrance into the profession of teaching as well as for ihe management of industrial en terprises. Technical education in the south, in the institutions already established, and in those which may be established. Will not achieve for individuals, nor for the community, the highest and fullest results until such education shall be made to conform' more fully with the law which the experience of all the past shows to be the governing principle in educational advancement. The greatest educational need of the south to-day is at least one institution pre-eminently fitted by its material equipment, its means of support and its-environment to command and bold without challenge the position of lead er in technical training among the in stitutions about it. No one of the state institutions can claim this position for our section. To afford the material appliances for such an institution as we need. .$1,000,000 is a minimum sum. To maintain its work as it should be, an endowment of not less than $3,000. 000 would be needed. One institution, with ample equipment, properly lo cated and organized, could easily bs made to exert a guiding and helpful influence upon all manual ami tech nical training in all schools iu the south. Can there not be found some where that union of wealth material with wealth of noble liberality which shall provide in the first years of the coming century for this most pressing need of education iu the south? Tlie Book Inqiiiry. WEST POINT, N. Y., Dec. 27 After n Christmas recess of three days the mil itary court of inquiry resumed its inves tigation of alleged brutal hazing at tin? West Point Military academy yesterday afternoon. Twelve witnesses were ex amined by Generals Brooke, Bates and Clous. They were ail of the present first class and classmates of former Cadet Bretb. One of thorn. Cadet Tidball of Virginia, swore that he had seen Breth exhausted after going through an exer cising ordeal in camp ia 1SD7. Some of the men who were hazing Breth gave him whisky when ho became exhausted. The" witness could only remember one of the hazers, and this was Lieutenant Munima, who graduated last year. Cadet Russell said that he had heard of a cadet being bound hand and foot and placed under a water faucet. Ho eouid not vouch for the accuracy of his informant and did not remember his name. Clulilicnxe Burned. OGDENSBFRG, N. Y.. Dec. 27 The clubhouse of the Century club was totally destroyed by fire last evening. The club men were to have given their annual re ception and ball, for which very eiaborato preparations had been made, and ell was in readiness for the guests. The interior of the building was profusely decorated in token of the holiday season, among the ballroom decorations being club greetings iu electrical effects. About 5 o'clock thu electrician turned on the current to the special wiring for the inspection of Mayor Hall and other clubmen, and immediately the room was a mass of flames, which ran through the decorations from room to room. The tire was caused by a short circuit. The loss will reach $15,000. Bis Mllecee Claim Paid. WASHINGTON, Dee. 27. Robert H Wilcox, delegate iu the house of repre sentatives from the .Hawaiian Islands, has just been paid a claim of 1,000 foi mileage. It was the largest claim of tlu kind ever made,' but it wa paid prompt! j by the sergeaut-at-arms of the house. Ev ery congressman is entitled to mileage at the rute of 20 cents per mile "by tht most direct and practicable route from his home to Washington and return." The distance . between Honolulu ' and Washington is figured at 5,000 miles. Mr. Wilcox will draw $1,000 more foi his return trip. ' ; . ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS., , New York, Dec 27. Arrived: Teuton ic from Liverpool. ; Boston. Dec 27. Arrived: Steamers Lancastrian, from Liverpool, and Lj' ilia, from Teneriffe. WIDOW GETS 84,000 For Death of Her Husband Three Years Ago. She Brought Suit Against the Sheriff's Bondsmen -Case Has Been Going on for a Long Time and Was Finally Settled Out of Court. Chicago. Dee 27. Mrs Lulu C. Jenk ins, now of Chicago, has Just been awarded .S4.UW for the lynching of her husband in Ripley county. Indiana, three years ago. The money will be paid over by the eight bondsmen of the former sheriff, Henry Bushing, and is the result of a private settlement of the indemnity suit instituted by the widow three months alter the murder. This puts an end to a case that has aroused aHeirtion all over the United States. William .Ii nUins was one of live men lynched in September. 1S07. for a Urged complicity in the stealing of a horse from Lisle Levi, of Osgood, Ind. Levi wus also a victim of the mob. The men killed were Robert Andrews. Heine Scuiiu r. William Jenkins. Clif ford Gordon, a 17-year-old boy, ami Lisle L vi. an aged soldier. Their- was a light in which shots were fired at a deputy tiheriii'. .Jenk ins, with the others, was arrested and take- to jail at Versailles. Ind. Mrs Jenkins, suspecting- that, mob violence was brewing, walked from Osgood to Ycisailles that night and paced the streets till dawn, armed with a revol ver. For several hours she waited un der tin window of her husband's cell, ready to challenge any who came to do him harm. ITer f( ars being finally allayed, Mrs Jenkins started home. No sooner was she cut of sight than a mob gathered. Dragging out the- live men. the mem bers of the mob killed them in succes sion by beating them over the head with a musket stock. 11 Mrs Jenkins was compelled to flee to save her own life, coining to Chica go. Here she brought suit for $.",0i)0 damages against Sheriff Bushing's bondsmen. The suit dragged along for three years and linally the bonds men decided to settle outside of court. Mrs .Tenkins. when compelled, sever al months since, to go to Ripley .; ,.a ty to attend the trial of the case, was protected by a bodyguard of govern ment detectives. She will go to Ver sailles next week to get the $4,000. CHIEF OF POLICE SHOT., Two Italian Anarchists Put Three Bullets Into Him From Ambush. Earre. Vt. Dec 27. Chief of Police Patrick Brown is in a critical condition with small hopes for his recovery on account of three bullet wounds m flieted by an Italian anarchist to-day. The chief, bad bten called to a ball in which an Italian socialist society was holding a ball, to quell a elisturb auce. Several persons were ejected from the hall. The chief was shot from ambush on his way back to the station house. Otto Beriiaeeio ami Luigbi Fassi have been arrested and have been identified by the chief as being connected with the attempted assassination. PADEREWSKI IN A DUEL. Report That He Was Killed on a Small Island. Paris, Dec 27. The prefecture of police has not heard of the alleged duel in which, according to a -report circulated in New York city, Paderew-v-ki. the pianist, was killed on a small island in the Seine. The musical publishers. Chandens c Duraud, who have business relations with Paderewski, do not believe he is here. FIRST RUSSIA CONSUL. St Petersburg. Dec 27. To occupy the post of iirst Russian consul at Bom bay, the government has appointed M. Kiemm, for many years in the foreign office service in Central Asia, and lat lerly secretary of the Russian political agent at Bokhara. Russia secured the right of consular representation of Bombay after long and difficult nego tiations, the British government being slow to admit that the commercial in terests of Russia justified the depa-rt-ure. The real x ejection, naturally, was fear that ihe consulate would serve for political instead of commer cial purposes. " ROOF GARDEN CHURCHES. New York, Dee 27. The Rev Dr A. C. Dixon, pastor of the Hanson Place Baptist church, Brooklyn, said last evening when asked if he would ac cept a call to the pastorate of the Rug-, gles street Baptist church. Boston, be would not decieie until be had consid ered the matter from every point of view and talked it over with they offi cers of bis church. He said that if he should goto Boston he would carry out there the roof garden scheme which he has aelvocaled for the Hansom Place church, so that in the summer there could be preaching in' the open air. .. CRAMPS NOT PAID. Constantinople, Dec 2G (Wednesday). It is the general belief that the Cramps' contract, for the construction of a cruiser for Turkey, was signed without the; first payment being made. This view" is supported by the. fact that the Porte has formally promised to pay nothing to America before paying the Krnpp's. - and the Germans have not j-et received anything,. PROMINENT INVENTOR DEAD. London, Dec". 27. Lord William George Armstrong, inventor of the Armstrong gun and . writer .upon electrical and scientific topics, died to day at his home at Cragside. - ' LORD BERESFORD WORSE. London, Dec 27. Lprd William Beresford, who has been suffering from peritonitis, passed a very bad night and was reported worse this morning. PHYSICIAN FOUND DEAD. Dr Brown of Syracuse Dies in a New York Hallway. New York, Dec 27 Dr Ulysses II. Brown, of Syracuse, N. Y., was found dead early to-day In ' the hallway of a private resielence at No 200 West: Forty-fifth street. There was a cut on the forehead, as fallen forward. though he had tn the pockets we'll found a tr'ule over $lu in money, algolel watch and chain and other articles of value. The' body was taken to the West Forty-m-vi nib street police t-tation and later, by order of the coriiuer. removed to tiie morgue. Dr Brown had be-eu stop ping at tiie Hotel Imperial in this city wit's his wife. Syracuse. Dec 27. Dr Ulysses Hig gins Brown, who was found dead in New York this morning, was one of the most famous oceulisls of thu country, frequently being called to New York and other large cities 1o perform difficult operations. He let! Syracuse last Frielay for New York and with ids wife registered at the Hotel Imperial. II- was -1!) years old. ANOTHER WEST POINT WITNSKS. To: it i lied Thai Place Seventeen Fights Took in Two Years. West Point, X. Y., Dec 27. Horace Book, of Bristol, Penii, who is now liv ing in or near Buffalo, will arrive here to-day to testify before the military court of inquiry regarding the alleged brutal treatment received by ids brother Oscar, lately deceased, while a fourth class cutlet at the West Point military academy two years ago. It is understood that a former cadet, who lives in Illinois, wiii be here to day or to-morrow to give his version of the hazing practiced at the post during the summer encampments of lS!-7-l.S!'N. Another witness who notified the court of his coming is Congressman 1'. O. Phillips, of Cleveland. O. He has a son here in the present second class who was a classmate of Booz, but the impression is that the Ohioan will simply deny that he ever came to the academy to protect his sou from being hazed. - The court assembled at 9:30 o'clock this morning. 'Cadet Willis G. Peace, of North Car olina, of the first class, was the first witness. He knew former Cadet Broth and saw him hazed in the tent of ex-Caelet Beder in camp in 3807. The witness, after being frequently asked to describe the forms of hazing to which Breth was subjected, re plied: 'T cannot exactly describe them in detail, but I think they were the usual forms, such as holding out Indian clubs until it became tiresome, doing wooden Willie and other things which were in vogue1 at that time. "Breth was a very awkward man and did not seem to bo able to do any thing right very well. He was sub ject to nervousness and was easily rattled." Continuing, the witness said: "I got a letter from Breth about six months after he left here. In it he tried to explain his elitticulty in doing things right while at the post hi re. and said that be had been suffering from sickness all the time lie was in camp. He had honed to get belter in bar racks, but did not." The witness, in reply to General Clous, said that he knew of about eight fights having occurred during the first two years he was in the acad emy, and about nine during the nox', two years. WE WILL SURELY WIN. So Savs the Representative of the Revolutionists iu Columbia. New York, Dec 27. -V report lias been current here that President Mar roquiu. of Columbia, has made peace overtures to the rebels. A significant cable dispatch has been received by Seuor Emiliano lsaza from President Marroquln. whose personal represent a tative be is in this country. Senor lsaza was informed by cable last week of bis appointment as Columbian min ister. to Ecuador, He expected to leave for his new post next month, but the later dispatch said: "Make no arrangements for trip to Quito. Await other instructions." Dr A. J. Restrepo. diplomatic repre sentative of the revolutionists, said be bad no official information concerning the terms offered by President Marro quln. adding: "I will say, chough, that the only terms are surrender. Our forces are now stronger than ever be fore, and will surely win. The liberals will never consent to serve again under a president forced upou the people by the conservatives." LONDON EDITOR HERE. New York, Dee 27. Among the ar rivals to-day on the Teutonic. from Queenstown. .was Altreil C. worth, editor anil proprietor Londou Daily Mail. Harm s of the WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Dee 27. For Connecti cut: Generally fair to-night, and Fri day; winds becoming fresh south: Weather notes: A long Trough of low pressure extends from the Laks region southwesterly to Texas. High pressure areas are central over the middle Atlantic coast and the north west. Pleasant weather prevails gen erally except in the southwest sections. Conditions favor for this vicinity pleas ant weather and slowly rising tempera ture. , Barorn. Tern. W. Wca. Bismark ao.40 8 SE Cleat Boston 30.10 22 W PtCldy Buffalo :5-5 -S W Cloudy Cincinnati .... 3028 2D SB Cloudy Chicago 30.14 20 S PtCldy Denver j .30.22 20 X Snow'g Helena 30.50 20 X PtCldy Jacksonville . .30.28 .40 SB Cloudy Kansas City . .30.00 34 SE Clear Nantucket ... .Missing. Kew Haven . .30.2.") . 21 XW Clear New. Orleans. .30.10 58 SE PtCUly New York .30.20 20 NW! Clear Northfield Missing:. Pittsburg .....30.34 28 SW Cloudyy St Louis .....30.0.8 34 SB Itain'g St Paul 30.10 24 XW Cloudy Washington ..30.34 20 XW Clear Hatteras. --.... 30.34 20 NW Clear M FOR CONSOLIDATION. The Bill is Completed and Pub lished in This Issue. Many Radical Changes Suggested The. Tax Question Setth d There Will lb Duly Five Wards -A Special Voting Place Will Be Piovieled for Watef vilie, Which Will Be iu the Second District. The draft of the bill providing iVr the consolidation of the town ami city governments is now public property and it behooves every man. to read it over carefully anil muhe known at the proper time whatever he may Hud in it that does net meet witii nis atiuroval. tog, beli, the I her with such suggestions as lie ves would bean inip:,yemont upon work cf tiie committee, for. no i.oKui. the uhlernien will want to hear opinions on the subject before passing upon the' matter thc-m.-elves. A ciir soiy ghince :1. tho ib-.-Hi n-vnal it... do faci that it" the end sought was to de- t In-one Ihe selectmen, as manv have contended con: itiitlee from the beginning, the has performed its labors in a most, enicieut manner, and deserves the-hit!-.ks of all who desired su.-li a change: but. cu ihe other hand, if. as most good citizens, hoped, the bill would aim at bringing' about a more equitable adjustment of the mutter of laxaiio!!. it is i ertain that no such pro vision appears in the draft, and the only hope new left in that direction in the mimb: of people who are inter ( steel more from a financial standpoint than in any other way. is that the board cf aldermen will amend the re port so that when it leaves their hands it will contain some essential features which the committer overlooked, or left out purposely. The doing away with the town meeting, the appoint ment by the mayor of the board of as sessors and the board of relief and 1he substitution of a board of chari ties to look after the town poor falls far short of removing the evil the city taxpayers have been complaining of for several years past. We are given two tax districts. The town, as it ex ists at present, will be known as thf ftrst tiistrict. and the city the seconel district. The former will remain as heretofore, and properly in that dis trict shall not be taxed for any im provement in which it. will not share. The second distiici. shall continue to pay as usual, that. is. it. will have to meet all its own expenses and foot a part of its neighbors' as well. The public should bear this iu mind. The second district is a part of the first, but the first forms no part of the sec ond, so far as taxation is concerned. For- example, when Ihe second's taxes shall be :r mills on the elollar and the first's 10 mills on the dollar, the rale of taxation on the insiele will be 40 mills, whih that of the outside wilLl be but 10 mills. No change, what ever; so that according to the new plan wershall continue to plank down the dust for the maintenance of town highways and town schools, just the same as if the bill never bad bien thought, of. The first district has nothing to fear from the proposed change. It is not asked to bear any part of the burilens of the second, and yet, it is given a voice equal with the second in determining how these bur dens shall be borne. Its electors have rights in common with those of the second, can vote at all elections and are eligible to any position in the gift of the people of the second, while the latter are eienieel any say regarding the conduct of affairs in the first but must assist in meeling expenses incurred in the first. which they had no voice iu creating and can not by any possible chance become sharers in, not even to the extent of sending one of their children to the town schools. We have no desire- 1o impute personal or political motives to the committee, but we have no hes itation in stating that the draft does net meet the case, and if we-are to have consolidation the bill needs con siderable patching on the part of the aldermen. The injustice that obtains iu relation to our rate bills still re mains and until this is remedied to some extent, at least, it is difficult to sec what good purpose can be ob tained by a closer, union of the town and city governments. BIG STEEL DEAL. B'tieii s I'ov Keorirnnizaticn of tlie leu n.s.rlvnniu Company Completed. PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 27. Plans for the reorgauizatiua of the Pennsylva nia Steel compuny have been completed and wiii shortly be submitted to the Ktuckhol'.'iers. The company owns pla:iti at Ktpclton. near Hiirrisburg. and at Sparrow's Point. Md.. besides owning al! the capital stock of the Maryland Stee! company anil of the Baltimore and Spar row's Point, railroad and 5'.) per cent ot the capital stock of the .lutagua Iron company, limited, a corporation owuius and operating irun mines in Cuba. Of the $20.,00.00o preferred stock to be issued ifl '..."OO.t'OO will be for the re tiremtnt of the outstanding preferred anil common stocks of the Pennsylvania Stee-1 company, $2,000,000 for the retirement oi a lilii amount of the 0 per rent bonds ot the Pennsylvania nud Maryland Steel company, $4,000,000 for the acquisition by purchase or otherwise of ore proper ties, maim fact tiring plants or other enter prises useful to the company and $8,000, 000 for providing funds for working capi tal for improvements at Sparrow's Point and at Steelton and. .for such other im provements as may be deemed advisable. A syndicate has been organized to pur chase from the company the $10,000,000 preferred stock, the proceeds of which will retire $2,000,000 'outstauding pel cent bonds and provide tlie $8,000,000 cash Eeipiired for additional working cap ital and for the improvements and exteu sions proposed. This $10,000,000 prefer red stock will cither be offered to the present stockholders of the Pennsylvania Steel company or offered for public sub scription in such proportions as may be determined by the syndicate managers. The offer to the present stockholders will be for preferred stock 100 per cent in now preferred stock and 50 per cent in new common stock and for common stock 100 per cent iu new preferred stock.- The tixed charges, of the company as reorgan ized will ba about $270,000. Dividends at the rate of 7 per cent on $20X00.000 preferred stock will cull for SI .435.000. AGAINST D0HEBTY Judge Robinson, iu Superior Court, Overrules the Demurrers. New Haven, Dec 27. Judge Robin son, of the superior court, handed down a decision to-day in the case oi' Colonel John 1. Dohorty. of Water bury, against Frederick C. Betts, ex insurance commissioner, a suit for .S.".i;i) for alleged riamh r. The decis ion is on the plaintiffs demurrers, all of which are overruled. The b feuse, in its answer to the complaint, set. up that what Mr Beils had said regarding Colonel Dohcrly was privileged in his capacity as insurance" commissioner. To tiiis ihe plaint iff demurred and tiie decision of the court overrules this demurrer among others. The plea of "privileged communication" was re garded as the chief part of the suit. The complaint alhged tiiai in relation to a check of l.iM-.i, issued by the Con necticut Life Insurance company of Waterbuty. of which Colonel Doheriy was secretary. Mr Betts said to Col onel !.. F. Bui pee that Dt.hcrty had pocket t-(t S."-i'.'. it;:.US M.VKK ATTACK Wall Sii'eci WiUHv.scd Some Lively Buying and Selilug. New York. Dec 7.-Wall Street. 1:H a. in. Tile feainiv at the open ing of the market was the rush to buy People's Gas o-i the reputicd adjust ment of ciiin-K'tiiio'u in the Chicago li i til . Tlie first prices ran from 108 to .1 10 on sale.--, of 20.(io shares, compared with last night's prices of ItitiV. Atch ison was sold simuitauU'oi-.sly at -17-';i down to -i'i 'a. compared with 471-!- 1-tst nigh,. Sugar ran off easily about a point. The tone elsewhere was rather It: sitat iug and tiie price changes were about evenly divided between gains and losses within fractional limits. CITY NEWS. Almost all of the factories resumed work to-day. Miss Nettie Slianley of New Haven is visiting friends in this section. Miss Minnie McFarland of Wolco.it street is visit ins friends in New York. Judge R. A. Lowe has entered suit against Constable R. 10. Perkins for $-!'! . Waierbury tent. No 30. of the Order of the Maccabees, will meet this even ing at Congress hall . James Doran of Pine street has re turned home for the bolide. vs. Mr Doran is a stutleut of sanitary engi neering in a Boston colic-e. Mr and Mrs Donahue o' Hay den street are receiving congratulations over the arritul at tick- home on Christmas morning of a uiua pound baby girt. There will be a rehearsal to-night at the Lyceum iu Brooklyn of the young ladies who are to take part in the min strel iu norma nee at tiie St Pa trick's church fair. Complaints come in from Deunv and Franklin streets that unruly boys are making trouble for peace-able residents. It would be well for These- youngsters to take warning in time. r Patrick, the four and a half vears old son of Mr and Mrs Patrick Lea ry ot North Vine street, died j-st night. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at. 2 o'clock, with interment in Calvary cemetery. The T years' od daughter of Louis Bloi h of Wood street was severely bitten by a dog the other evening. The child's face was badiy lacerated ar.d two teeth were pulled out by the dog. The injuries were dressed by Dr McLinden. Miss Julia Kgan and John Cruess were married by the Rev Father Crow by yesterday in St Thomas's church. The witnesses were Geoige Howling and ?diss Katie Butler. The bride is a daughter of Charles Egau of l-Iiiza-betb street, and the groom resides on Wall street with Ins pannts. At 8 o'clock ta-uiorruw morning, at Ihe church of the Sacred Heart, there will be an anniversary mass of requiem for the late Henr;.- Cordeu of Wall street, and a I o'clock Saturday morn ing there will be a menth's miuil muss for the late sisters. Mrs Mary Carolin and Miss llouora Mi-Kvot. Miss Elsie Delaney. who is home on hot vacation from the Convent de Notre Dame, entertained a party of young friends last evening. Music, vocal and instrumental, furnished part of the evening's entertainment. Ail left wishing their young hostess the joys and pleasures of the new year. There will be a midnight mass at St Thomas's church New Year's eve. Next Sunday at the last mass the music reu-de-red at the high mass on Chirstnias day will be repeated. This is at tlie request oC the parishioners, who wore delighted with tlie excellent program prepared by Ihe organist. Edward J. Keegan. The new organ has exceed ed the expectations of everybody. The will of the late Emma Voui Weg was libed for probate this afternoon. The docuu.i!ut was drawn up ou Octo ber 12 of this year, and it. gives to the testator's brother. Albert Vom Weg, all of the estate in trust fi r her. son, Arthur E. Jessell. The. witnesses wore Alice Esther Loveriug, Louis ttroe bel and Charles G. Roof, the lawyer. The following are the new' officers of Court Fruitful Vine. F. of K.: V. R., B. J. Collins: S. C. R., William II. Lane: treasurer, George S. Husker; financial secretary, Walter Geraghty; recording secretary, T. J. Coyle: S. W., Patrick J. Melutytv: J. AY.. Thomas Conlon: S. B., Michael Grout: J. B.. Philip Hapeuny; trustee, John McXnl ty: ca'itain of the guard, George S. Husker; physician, Dr James J. Mc Linden; tlrttggist, J. F. Duncan. Daniel M. Davis, one of the most conspicuous republicans iu the city, was a caller at the office of fue board of selectmen to-day and wished the selectmen a happy new year and the town a prosperous one. It will be remembered that though the select-1 men .are democrats Mr Davis was one of-the hardest workers for their elec- I tion on election day, going so far as to peddle pastetr tickets near the sec ond ward polling booth, the strong hold of republicanism TURNED. Conlon Eros Receive a Check For $100 To-Day. - CAME FROM NEW YORK PARTIES Some One Whose Conscience Troubled Him Money Was Returned by a New York Priest, Who Came Into Possession of It Through the Con fessional. Thomas Conlon. of the firm of Con lon Bros, South Main street dry goods merchants, is in receipt of the" follow ing cmiununioaiiou, which will explain itself: College of St Francis Xavier, West 3 0th Street, N. V., December 20, I'.tOO. Conlon Brothers: . Dear Sirs: Enclosed please find check for .SI tit . which 1 have drawn at the request of a clergyman who wishes me to say that it is money which' be longs to your firm, and has been re turned through the confessional. Please sign the enclosed and return io tiie above address. Yours very sincerely THOMAS A. REID. S. J. " Mr Conlon lias no knowledge of the name of tlie conscience-stricken "pef son. anil when he received tlie com mn nicalion he was somewhat surprised at it contents, but soon made up his mind that some one who had got the best of the firm to that amount had returned to the path of rectitude and decided to make his peace with God -and made an open breast of his past li'isileeds in the confessional, where he found if impossible to square his accounts until this Slot) was returned to the pariies to whom it belonged, so that the firm of Conlon Bros has been put in possession of its own. and while they are pleased at the result It is safe to state that it does not bring to them a fiftieth part of the comfort it gave whoever bad it to get the;, load mi ms conscience, such things are quite common and move nothing ex cept what is well known to every Catholic, that is. if a. man wants ta practice the business of stealing: his neighbors property he must make up his mind to give the confessional a wide berth, for once be gets there he finds that there is no deviation from the maxim: "Render to Caesar the1 things that are Caesar's, and to God tho things that are God's." NARROW ESCAPE AT JOHN D'S Young Boy Broke Through The lee This Morning. - - . A youug boy about six years of age whose name or seven is Healy and whose abode is Dublin street. had a narrow escape? from being drowned iu John D's pond in the East End about lti:30 this morning.' As ail who are loveus of this ex hiliarating sport of winter, skating, know tlie ice is in splendid condition at the jiresent time, that is, on some ponds. But ihrongh John D's pond there flows a swift current. This is generally known a 9 the channel. The waters here freeze less quickly than in the rest of the pond so that often there may be splendid skating over the rest of ihe pond while the ice on the chan nel will not be an inch thick. Such is the case at the present time: Several serious accidents have taken place there and the channel is well avoided by tin- majority of people unless the iee is absolutely sound. This morning there were a few per sons on the pond, mostly youngsters. Among the-m was young Healy. He had no skates, be was just walking about the pond. In his meandering he v.alke'd out onto the channel and. the ice being too thin to bear hini. he fell in. But luckily he held his hands out horizontally above the ice and thus he was held by the ice for about live minutes, until his shrieks and cries for help aitracfed several of the skaters on the pond a good distane-e away, among whom was Michael Blootnfield of Silver street. Grabbing a polo stick, be stretched it out to tlie boy, who seized it and was pulled out of the water. The boy was thoroughly fright ened as well as being thoroughly soak ed. He ran home with all haste. It is wonderful how- the boy escaped from going down. If the ice. of which lie bad hold of. had broken only a little, the chances are be would have been drowned, as the channel is very deep. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. Chicago. Dec 27. Leading chemists from all sections of the country as sembled here in convention to-day to attenel the twenty-second general meeting of the American Chemical so ciety. The meeting was opened by an address by Dr W . R. Smith, president of the Chicago section, to which WiL liam McMurtie of New York, president of the general society, responded. The remainder of the forenoon session was devoted to the reading of a number of scientific papers. Among those who read p:ners were Arthur W Palmers. Edward Kreiners, C L. Par sons. J. II. Long nud Edward C. Franklin. The afternoon was devoted to visits and excusioiis to various In stitutions in the city where chemical investigations were made. BANK OF ENGLAND ' CHANGES. London. Dec 27. The weekly' sta te-, incut of the Bank of England shows the following chajnges: Total reserve ueereased 1.771,000: circulation in creased 180.0110; bullion, decreased l.r!1.100; other securities increasiil 32.-.O00; other eleposits decreased 421.000: notes reserve decreased 1, 521.000: government securities uii ehangeel. The proportion of the Bank: of England's reserve to liability is 37.52 per cent. Last week it was 40.23 per cent. Rate of discount unchanged, at 4 per cent. : , . ; '.-;. t DEFEATED THFJ ORDINANCES. New Britain.' Ltec 27. Tlie common council last night defeated an ordi nance prohibiting boxing bouts in city limits by a vote of 10 to 7. The votf will be reconsidered later .