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.VOL XIV NO 20
WATERBURY, CONN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1900. PRICE TWO CENTS. CRASH ATLONDON Twelve Firms Go Doivn Because One Suspended. LORD BUFFERIN AFFLICTED. He Was Chairman of the London and Globe Corporation, Which Was the First Company to Suspend Was Just About to Start, in Company With Lady Dufferin, for South Atri- ', ca His Son, Lord Frederick, Was Wounded in Holiday's Battle. London. Dec 29. The suspension of the London and Globe Finance corpor ation has been followed to-day by the hammering on the stock exchange of twelve firms, as follows: Haggard, Hale & Fixley, Garle & Driver. Doug lass, Jr. & Co, Corn foot Brothers, F. A. Cohen, Blockey & Buckinbham. Guun & Aubrey, Richards & Sloper. Baker & Smith, F. C. Watts & Co. Flower & Co and F. Boldly & Co. The first, named is a biir firm with important connections. It is feared a number of j small jobbers will be affected. While the difficulties of the lirius I closely connected with, the London and ' Globe" division were largely discount- , td. the repeated fall of The hammer ; this morning caused a great sensation, j It is feared' the full list of failures is j not yet known. j According to a dispatch received from London, the financial papers there announced this morning that some trouble was disclosed on the stock exchange yesterday in the West Australian market, resulting in a con siderable fall in the shares of the Ivon don and Glove Finance corporation, limited, and Le Roi Mining company, limited. Seven firms had checks re turneel by the clearing house. This, the dispatch adds, does not im ply failure, however, as it is thought that the usual period of grace allowed will enable' the firms to meet their engagements. Almost the whole interest on the stock exchange to-day centei'eel in the West Australian market, the condition of which sympathetically affected The others. All the shares of the London and Globe group toppled, especially Lake Views and Le Roi No 2. The shares of the latter were yesterday quoted at 2M, but to-day they ate un saleable at 4. The London and Globe is also heavily involved in the British Columbian market. The situation is not yet cleared tip. as the rumors of arrangements to assist the London and Globe are not credited in well in formed circles. There is greatest in dignation against Whitaker Wright, who is the fountain-head of tha con cern, and ethers of the London and Globe group. There has been some what of a recovery in Lake Views since yesterday evening. The chairman of the London and Globe Finance corporation, limited, is the Marquis of Dufferin and Ava. the former governor-general of Canada. The failure of the concern of which he is the head adds one more sorrow to the closing chapter of his life, for he is to-day preparing to start for South Af rica, "in company with Lady Dufferin. in consequence of the serious condition of his son, Lord Frederick Temple Blackwood, the lieutenant in the NinUi Lancers, who was wounded Monday at Glenfontein. Lord Dufferin's follow directors are Whitaker Wright, who is well known In connection with many companies: Lieutenant-General the Hon Somerset. J. Gough-Calthorpo. who has been col-ouel-in-chitf of the Fifth Dragoon Guards since 1S92, and Lord Pelham Clinton, master of the queen's house hold and a sou of the former Duke of Newcastle. Lord Dunerm noius o.o shares of the Loudon and Globe and 20.000 British Americas. It is scarcely a year since Lord Dufferin lost his eldest son, the Karl of Ava. who died at Ladysmith. He Is now encompassed by family grief and his honored name is dragged 'in the financial mire. RACE AGAINST TIME. Mail Train from Chicago Trying to Catch Steamer C?ampania. Chicago, Dee 29. The Times-Herald says: An exciting race to make con nections with the mails for England is in progress. A New Y'ork Central train is tearing across the country to catch the steamer Campania, before she starts 'from New Y'ork for Liver pool to-day. The Campania is to leave at 11:30 o'clock, and the train with the New Zealantl and Australian mails left Chicago at 10" o'clock yesterday with instructions to make an extra quick trip to get the mails on board the steamer. The special effort is made because the mail contains some important doc uments from the New Zealand govern ment that should reach London Janu ary 5. It has been arranged to have a special tender at the foot of For tieth street, . North river, New York, to take the mails to the Campania. The mail eannot possibly reach the station before 11 o'clock, at which lime the Campania is advertised to sail. The Cnnard line has dectdeel to hold the ship back for a half hour nnd then the vessel will proceed slow ly down the bay until she is overtaken ly the tender. GENERAL MANAGER. St Louis. Mo, Dee 29. In a series of circulars just issued by tile Southern Vailway, announcement is made of the taking over of the Lonisvllle and St louis Aair line, .the appointment of George C. Smith ns general manager, and the consolidation of the Air Lino property and all the lines of the South ern In Kentucky under the operating title of the St Louis-Louisville lines. . JEALOUSY THE CAUSE. Cleveland, O., Dec 29. In a fit of jealous rage late last night Martin Terpel, 48 years .old,; fatally stabbeel Lis wife Caroline', aged 33 years, and fiis son Matthew, aped 10 years. Then he ' shot " himself ' through the heart, Oyiiig Instantly. " " TRAINING SHIP LOST. All Hands, Number About 121, Perish With The Vessel. Victoria, B. C, Dee 20. The steam er Bio Jun Maru brings news that the Japanese training s'tiip Tsukishiuia Maru has been lost with all hands, numbering 321, near Namadzu, Japan. She was long missiug and the warship Midsasha was sent to search for her without avail. It was not until wreck age from her. together with the body ot Captain Maisimiatc. her command er, was washeel ashore that the liiys tery of her disappearance was cleared up. .She foundered during a typhoon at the end of November in Sr.ugz bay. Not one of her company escaped. The steamer Iuushiina .Maru was lost on December fi by striking a rock in Alaska bay. A man was saved by a passing steamer, but the others were l-.:s-t. From Osaka centos news that the bark Katokugawa Maru was lost off Toss province with all on hoard on December 9. Tiie iiai-k Kamijix Maru was lost on December 4. The crew of sixteen were picked up after being in the beats several davs without food. EXPRESSIONS OF G LATITUDE. From Governor of Bombay for Allevi ating Famine in India. New Yoik. Dec 2!). William T. Fee, Fiiitcd Stares consul at Bombay, ac cording to a letter received here, has received from Lord Xorthcote. gov ernor of Bombay, an expression of gratitude for assistance rendered by Americans in alleviating the distress from the recent famine in India. In his letter Lord Northcote says: American missionaries, philanthro pists, and. I may say, American men and women of every class, have come forward, many to give- personal help, others pecuniary assistance, in a spirit of kindness and generosity, which the people of India will long remember with gratitude. 'Ofay I be permitted, therefore, on behalf of the- presidency, to express to you. and ask you to convey to your countrymen, our warm acknowledg ment and sincere gratitude for the re peated acts of charity and kindness which the unhappy sufferers from fam ine have received from the hands of your humane and generous nation." MDOXALD IS DEAD. Tiny Slayer of Auditor F. If. Morris Died This Morning. Washington, Dee 2'.!. Samuel Mc Donald, who otie week ago shot and killeel F. H. Morris, auditor for the war department, died this morning at the Emergency hospital from the self, inflicted wounds he received at the time of the murder. McDonald, after killing Morris, cut his own throat and shot himself near the heart. It was thought he had a fair chance of recov ery, eiwing to his remarkable physique, but he was determined to elie and so in formed attendants at the hospital. For two days lie refused nourishment as far as possible and this morning at 7 o'clock eiied quietly and without a struggle. The physicians say that death was due more than anything else to McDonald's determination not to live. shot run; men. One of Them Now Dead MacDonnell in Charge of Coroner. New York. Dec 1:9. Miles B. Mae Douuell, charged with shooting four men during a fight early Friday morn ing, was arraigned in polie-t court to day. The technical charge was feloni ous shooting, but later a charge of homicide was made. George Price, one of The men shot, having dieel yesterday. MacDonnell was remanded to the custody of the coroner. STEAMER IN DISTRESS. New Yolk, Dec 2V. The Bristol City line steamer Brooklyn City. Captain Xixig. which arrived this morning from Bristol and Swansea, reports having sighteel on Sunday. December 10. in latitude SO. longitude 20. a distressed steamer with another steamer standing by. The latter had evidently been towing the former as they were haul ing in the hawser at the time. Cap tain King said tiiat he cotllel see that the distressed vessel had lost her, pro peller and tail shaft. Signals were set on the Brooklyn Cily asking the names of the vessels, receiving; no re ply, she. proceeded on her course. A strong southwest gale and thick misty rain with heavy sea prevailed at the time. REGULAR STEAMER LINES. Stockholm, Dec 2'.). The commission for the promotion cf Sweden's foreign commerce yJiyposes the establishment of regular stPamer lines to the United States and South America, particularly the United States, whence imports are rapidly growing, while Swediuh ex ports are unimportant. Sweden, at present, receives American goods chiefly through London. Hamburg anel Antwerp, and-they appear in Swedish statistics as not. from the United States. The commission proposes bounties for the two lines to the Unit ed States and ,Sut! America, and also sets forth t ha t bbuntied lines from Sweden to PrussW are desirable. DIAMOND ROBBERIES. , San Francisco. Cal. Dec 29. Daring diamond robberies have been of a re cent occurrene'e in this city of late. Over $4,000 worth of jewels were taken from three residences. Good descrip tions of the thieves were obtained and the police have now in custody three men believed to be prominent eastern crooks. ' They are Eugene Changine and Fred Ranquest of New Y'ork city and Charles Lowell of Washington, D. C. Changine and Lowell have con fessed to one of the reeent burglaries. SUPERINTENDENT DEAD. Newbmg. N. Y Dec 20. Dr U. V. K.'. Montfort, for forty years superin tendent, of public schools of Newbur.j. died this morning. In September, liiG Dr Montmort entered the federal army as assistant surgeon in the 124th New York Volunteer infantry, and "Was one of the five officers who served with that regiment durino- the whole of the Civil war, ' ' Ill, FCGJi HI Were the Features in London During Christmas Week. Englishmen Are Crying for the Heads of Some of the War Officials Grad ual Removal ot the Social Barriers Is Progressing House for Habitual Drunkards Secured at Glasgow. London, Dec 20. Miserable ruin, fog and dirt made Christmas week of evil memory for England. Depressing gloom, in thorough harmony with the weather, sealed over the country. The coasts were strewn with wrecks, commerce was out of joint and the public was bitterly digesting the criti cism of the British armv. The de mand for Major-General Sir Henrv E. ' civile s resignation., thrown as a sod, j only served to whet tLe ravenous appo- j tites of those who are howling for the : responsibility of the reverses in Sto.th Africa being brought home to individ- ; tials. More heads arc demanded, i u here so many must be bin triable it; is IV! t that the selection of General Col vile is woefully inadequate, if not un fair. Indeed, it is already :aid that had not the yeomanry force at Lind Uy. which Colvlle failed to relieve, included some of tiie nobility and other influential persons. Colvile would never have been recalled. The Aiitteriiess ft It by these yeomanry at reing compelled to surrender because, as they allege. Colvile refused to ren der the aid within Ids power, has nev r died out and it will probably result: in one of the most interesting court iun.r lials in the annals of tiie British army, upon the result of which will depend the fate of several other high officers who have proved unequal to the oc casion. The liberal papers comment severely on the acceptance by the war office of a contingent of Maoris from Now Zea land. The Star says: 'The effect on the Dutch of this stupid blunder will be terrible. After declining to employ Indian troops, we are taking a paltry hundred Maoris. This will not only infuriate the Dutch, but if will insult the Indian troops, who will regard it as a declaration of their inferiority to an inferior colored race. Gt on. O government of muddlers: even the gods could not save you from your own invincible folly." However, there are signs of the dawn of that .-:mmoli sense, the- lack of which the English critics so de plore in the military system, for the cavalry now going out to South Africa is now discarding the lance and car bine and substituting rifles and sabres. After over a year's lighting the author ities have awakened to the utter use lessness of lances and carbines, con sidering that thousands of British sol diers have never seen a Boer during The mauv engagements. While Great Britain is tied hand and foot to South Africa, the navy, which is not: escaping the wave of criticism, is eiuietly increasing its strength and morale. For months both men and ships have been kept in an unusual state of readiness, and there are now buildinsr in British yards no fewer than eleven ""battleships, nineteen cruisers and fourteen smaller vessels, totalling nea'iy 400.000 tons. These exclude vessels which have been tried but: ar.e unfinished. . The gradual removal of the' social barrier which formerly restricted English political and educational lite was never better instanced than by ili,. nimointmoiit this week of Joseph Owen to a fellowship at Oxford. Six years ago Mr Owen was a minnand a Oldham. helping to support his pool parents. He attended at. night the university extensiou lectures and so much ability did he show that, the lec turers got up a funel and sent hint to the great university, where, with his wifeThe settled down in a humble cot tage. He knew no Greek and little Latin. His first success came when he won the Brackenburg history schol arship, to the surprise of many learned, aristocratic competitors. Four years cf determined, up-hill work passed and the final examinations drew near. On a position in these depended Mr Ow ens' s whole future. A few weeks be fore the ordeal his young wife died suddenly. Mr Owens's friends thought it impossible for him to accomplish anything, but the millhand's grit stood the strain and Mr Owen gained the coveted first class, with the degree. His appointment as extensiou lecturer quickly followed, and Mr Owen lec tured where, six years previously, he had studied. The climax in his career came this week when Pembroke col lege elected Mr Owen, out of ail the Oxonians, to the lucrative and honored post: of fellowship. There are few. original pictures of General Washington in England, hence the discovery of another miniature is interesting. It is by Sam Folwell and is dated 1701. Another by the same artist is now in the possession of the Historical Society of Philadelphia, elat ed 1700. The new find is supposed to be an excellent likeness. It represents Washington wearing a pigtail. Glasgow, which the Christmas and New Year season, has made notorious for the elrunkenness exhibited in its streets, has acquired possession of an olel mansion house situated in a de serted part of Ayrshire, at a cost of 7,000, where habitual drunkards will be sent for terms varying from three months to two years. The authorities hope to effect cures by making the in mates do farm work. FIRE IN CHICAGO. Chicago, Dec 20. Fire, which for a time threatened with destruction the vast retail store of Marshall Field Co, was discovered on the third floor shortly after 7 o'cleck this morning. Before the tire department arrived the flames had eaten its way into the up holstery department on tVe fourth floor. A general alarm was turned in, and by hard work the 'lire was con fined to those two floors. , The damage will not exceed $25,000, vnohtly by wa ter. ; . - - ; - M'INTYRE RESIGNS. New York, Dec- 29. Assistant Dis trict Attorney Mclntyre resigned from his position to-day. and Charles E. L. Bardier was appointed in his place THE NAUGATUCK MYSTERY. Reported That Melberg Was Mur dered By a Woman Who Escaped. Naugaluck. Dec 29. The inquiry into the Cotton Hollow road house mystery, which is being conducted by Deputy Coroner Pond, has apparently followed the theory that Gerald Mel berg. whose body was found in a dooryard of the house early last Sun day morning, was murdered by a Wo man. The ilepnty coroner, in reply to questions, said that clues now in his possession point to that theory, but he declined to indicate more explicitly tiie nature of the evidence. He says he has the case well in hand, and he expects to have the mystery cleared ' up by next Monthly. A young mat? ! living in Nangatuck. who was in the j road house Saturday and Sunday, is I said to have given important testi- j mouy. According to his story. Mel- j berg went to the room at 10 ::(). ac- t eompantod by a woman. About 2 i o'clock MViberg went tl wn stairs, and shortly after his return was heard , quarreling with the woman. The ; young man is reported to have said ! That a piece of lead pipe, encased in j a rubber tube, was the weapon that : was used to crush Melberg' s skull, j Tin? woman left the hor.s;- early Sun- ! dav morning and has not since re- ' milled. Tiie Xaug.-ituek correspondent of the Democrat sent word this afternoon that Chief-of-Polioe Schmidt had re ceived a letter from some person whose name cannot he uiade known at prysaut. saying that he knows ail about the case, and .that if tin? coroner sends for him he will tell his story. He says Mclberg was murdered by a woman. MER1DEX PRIEST SUED. Father McAlenncy Was Executor of the Cassidy Estate. The Dime Savings bank of Water bmw, through its counsel. Attorney Cole, made another attempt yesterday to gain a standing in court in the suit against the Rev Paul F. McAlenney. pastor of St Rose's chine4!! in Merirlen. The bank sues Father McAlenney for Svi.OL'O. the basis of the suit being an alleged mortgage against property of the late Joseph Cassidy. who made Father McAlenney his heir and execu tor ten years ago. The property, which was duly distributed that time, amounted to $23,000. and Father Mc Alenncy was a large beneficiary. Mr Cole asserts that Father Mc Alenney as executor of the Cassidy es tate, recognized the bank's claim, which was a mortgage of $l,SUO. for a time, and that he paid the interest, but finally discovering that Cassidy had no equity in the property, stopped pay ment. Suit was first brought two years ago but has been delayed in several plead ings, the plaintiff having been invar iably overruled because- he failed to bring the suit against. Father McAlen ney as executor. He now endeavors to have Father McAlenney made a par ty to the suit as executor. .Pudge Wlneler reserved decision. FAMINE INCREASING. To Such an Extent That Human Flesh Is Offered for Sale. Victoria. B. C. Dec 29. News is brought by The Rio Jun Maru that -Boxer" proclamations have been found in Seoul, calling upon Corean Boxers to expel all foreigners, includ ing Japanese. Similar proclamations have been issued by Hi Yung Hick and party. The antf-foreign movement in Ccrea is icported to be increasing in such a number as to cause much un easiness. In South Corea two mis sionaries weie assaulted and robbed of all they hao'. The famine in Shan Si is increasing and is causing much cannibalism. Hu man flVsh is offered for sale, and otli-cinl-s arc unath? to prevent if. Dispatches from Seoul tell of the Russian advance into Corea. they hav ing captured Iloojo and Anlong K ::. The Japanese government has made a protest against the invasion. MAIL STEAMER IS LOST. Chicago, Dec 20. A special to the Record from Seattle, says: Toe steam ers Bertha and Dolphin arrived from Southwestern Alaska last night with news tending to sustain the belief that the United States mail steamer T'da mook of San Francisco, so long over due from Dutch Harbor, is lost. In formation has been received to the effect that the steamer City of Topeka. which piled up on the rocks of Sulli van Island, Lynn canal, three weeks ago, will be floated and saved. STEAMER .12 HOURS LATE. London, Dec 20. Quantities of wreckage thrown upon the different coasts are taken as forecasts of dis asters from the gale that have not yet been reported. The Great Western Railway Co'a steamer, plying between Milford" and Waterford, has just reached Waterford 32 hours late. WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Dee 29. For Connecti cut: Fair to-night anel Sunday; fresh west to south winds. Weather notes: Pleasant weather prevails this morning in all sections ex cept in the extreme northwest and along the west Gulf coast. There lias been a rise of 10 to 20 degrees in temperature in the northwest and a corresponding fall in the central and eastern sections. Barom. Tern. W. Wen- Bismark ..... Boston ...... Buffalo Cincinnati . . Chicago s . . . . Denver Helena Jacksonville . , Kansas City . Nantucket . . . New Haven : New Orleans. New York . . . Northfield Pittsburg St Louis ... . St Paul . . . . Washington- . ilatteras . . .' , .20.00, .20.00 .30.00 ,:jo.2S .f.o.io .30.18 .29.00 30.04, .ao.22 .20.00 .:io.o4 .30.0S .ao.os .20.92 .30.22 .30.2S .292 .30.18 30.10' 20 SW Clear 24 V Clear 25 W PtCldy 20 XIV Cloudy 14 SW Clear 10 SW Clear 2i W Cloudy 50 N Cloudy 18 S deaf 28 NW Clear 22 NW Clear 48 NB Raln'g 20 NW Clear 2() SW 1'tCldy 2(5 NW Cloudy 22. SW PtCldy 15 S Clear 24 , NW Clear 41 N Pt Udjr II !S Wi mi The Hazing Committee Heard More Evidence To-Day. General MacArthur's Son Was Given Such a Severe Hazing That He Fainted Cadet Booz Sick Only Once While at the Point. West Point. N. Y.. Doc 20. The mil itary court of inquiry, which has been investigating tiie charges of brutal having at the West Point academv will. tr is expected, finish the taking j oi testimony lo-aay. Sent;, of the cadets who were ex amined yesterday gave evidence which .-bowed conclusively that within the last two years these were instances of men belli-; so severely hazed that tiiev fainted. Cadet Douglas MacArthur. son of Central Mai-Arthur, was mentioned by seer:il cadets as one of the men who succumbed to tii. severity of the haz ing practiced on him. When he was cailod before the court, however. h: Ivied to make light of the niati.-r. and der.hii i hat he had been attacked with convulsions on one occasion after ex ercising and said that it was only "a cramping of the muscles." When asked by t!ie court to give the nanus of the men who hazed him, MacArthur appealed to the three gen erals and asked if it was absolutely ueci ssary that he should answer. General i'.rooko toid l.im that he must answer, and then the young fellow could or would only mention one name, iliaf of Cadet Dockery oT the now second class. Cadet John C. I'egrain of Yiiginia. who was recalled, acknowledged that lit' had hazed a man named Kenzel to such .".n extent that he fainted. When tiie court was called to order at 0:3o o'clock Lieut ;manr-Colonel Otto L. Hein. commandant id' cadets, re sumed ins testimony. He produced the superintendent's sick reports, which showeel that Cadet Booz had reported sick only once while lie was at the academy. He was excused on that occasion from one 'drill. The records made it clear that Booz had never been absent from breakfast, dinner or supper while he was a cadet at West Point. An extract from the records was read to show that Booz had availed himself of the Saturday evening priv ileges of going anywhere within the reservation on Saturday. August . the day of his fight with Keller. Booz re ported his going away at 1:.".S p. m. and his return at :!:1S p. m. In reply to General Clous the wit ness said that in the summer of 1S0O through anonymous letters the brutal hazing of Cadets Mae-Arthur and Has kell came to ihe knowledge of the academy officials. An investigation was immediately ordered, but no in formation as to the facts could be elicited from any of those examined, among whom were MacArthur and Haskell. The regulations prohibiting hazing provided punishment for hazels and hazed alike. In telling of the agreement made by the fourth class men in la'OO, among whom were Cadets MacArthur and Grant, not to submit to hazing. Colonel Hein said: "I called the class togeth er, it was a very large one, and ex plained to them the rules anel regula tions prohibiting hazing. 1 told them that if they would agree not to submit to hazing and promise not to haze any one themselves they would rid the acatlemy of a foul blot on its reputa tion. Soon afterwards they appealed to me to bo released from this agree ment, but I refused." "I also heard." continued the wit ness, "that candidates preparing at Highland Falls were being hazed, and I made an investigation, the outcome of which was the severe punishment of the guilty cadets." 'the remaintler of the commandant's testimony was mainly an explanation of the measures taken by the author ities to suppress hazing at the acad emy. Speaking of hazing in general. Col onel Hein said: "Hazing is traditional and I am sorry to suv, is thought by persons inside as we-11 as outside of the academy to be commendable, and iis long as students hear it spoken of in this way it will be impossible for the authorities to stamp if out." What, methods do you think could be used to stamp out the calling out of fourth class men auel subsequent fiiiic encounters?" asked General Clous. "Why. I consider that a form of hazing, and as long as the cadets do not live up to the agreement not to submit to hazing, and the upper class men do not cease interfering with t liem, it will be impossible to suppress it." BRUTALLY TREATED. ' Riverside, Cal. Dec 29.--At. Casa Elauca, four miles south of here, an infuriated mob of fifteen laborers, composed of white men and Mexicans, visited a Chinese camp ami command ed eight .occupants of a tent to throw up their hands. The request was promptly obeyed, and immediately the frightened celestials were placed in a farm wagon and hauled to the Santa Ana river bottom, several miles dis tant, where they were subjected to most brutal treatment. After they had succeeded in beating their helpless vic tims almost into insensibility, the ruffians hastily took their departure. Several of the Chinese are seriously wounded.. The origin of the trouble is due to the discharge from a pack ing house of several Mexican girls and the substitution of Chinese help. George Dunham and Andrew ami Adolpu Selvas have been arrested. JUDGE GARY'S DINNER. Chicago, Dec 29. Judge E. II. Gary, president of the Federal Steel com pany, gave a dinner last night to the directors,- subordinate orbVers anil chiefs of departments of the' corpora tion, of which he is the head. The an-nounceme-nt was made that $1,000,000 would be expended in the erection of a structural iron department in con nection with the Illinois Steel works at South Chicago. This means the em ployment of 2.000 additional men, and that the working force of the manufac turing plant would then be between 8,000 and 9,00-. ' AN IMPORTANT POINT. Decided By Judge Wheeler in the Clowes vs Miller Case. Judge Wheeler of the superior court has decided a very important point in the complex litigation known as the Clowes vs Miller ease. The point, de cided was the defendant's demurrer, which was. that Obndiah Rantlolph, as administrator of the estate of Edward Randolph. Mr Clowes' former partner, had not ihe legal rigid to enter into an agreement with .Mr Clowes by whie-h he was to hand over certain stock -upon Mr Clowes' tendering liiui The price. S72.00il. On this point "hours were spent, in heated and learned argu ment because it was important that it should be decided against Mr Clowes in order that Ihe plant of Randolph !c Clowes should not be removed from ihe cily. as he has thi-atened to do. Now the superior court rules that the administrator- had the right to dispose of this S72.0UD worth of Stock to Mr Clowes upon his tendering The money. It: will be recalled by those who have followed up this complicated matter that some time ago Mr Clowes' back ers came to town with the above mimed aiuouut of money in cash to offer Mr Miller and though they searched him high and low t"iey could not find him. It was claimed then that .Mr Miller was in hidine-. The i m- ing of tiie ruling of the court is that i Mr Clowes lias a. just cause or action I against Mr Miller and that, ho is en- ! luted to purchase the stock provided he has the necessary cash. The de fendant will now proceed to tile an answer, that he will try to build an other fence around himself. A mo tion 1o amend ihe answer in the suit of the New Haven Trust coinpanv agaiusr Watson M. Hur'.hurt was al lowed. PRESIDENT HALL'S DENIAL. New Haven. Conn. Dec 29. Presi dent John M. Hall of the Consolidated road denies absolutely that any plans are in contemplation to enlarge at Worcester as a freight terminal, im prove extensively rile Norwich and Worcester divisions, or change head.-j of departments on the Consolidated railroad system. The directors of the company have been considering for a uumbr of months some consolidation of divisions, but no conclusions have been reached. A NEW ORGANIZATION. San Francisco. Dec 2!). The Ameri can Ship Masters' association has been organi.eil here, its object being to work for the enactment of such legis lation as may be needed to protect the master of a vessel in the discharge of his duties. One hundred licensed ship masters have signed the roll. Branch es will be established at San Pedro. Seattle and New York. ONE MAN KILLED. Ayer. Mass. Dec 29. A freight wreck occurred near here just before noon to-day. One man was killed ami several injured. Seventeen cars were derailed, anel some of them wrecked. CITY NEWS. Miss Lillian McCarthy of Wolcott street is spending a short vacation with friends in Branford. A month's mind mass of requiem will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception church Monthly morning at S o'clock for the late John Gloster. There' will be a special meeting of Court Vigilant, F. of A., at S o'clock this evening to take action on the death of John Horigan, a brother mem ber. . The members of the St Joseph's T. A. B. society and their friends will enjoy a smoker in the society's rooms to-night. The best, of talent in the lino of dancing, singing and so on. has been secured for the evening's amuse ment. A good time is in store for all who attend. The Southern New England Tele phone company is considering a prac tical system of duplexing telephone wires by which, using an auxiliary telephone", conversation with two per sons may be held simultaneously on the same wire. This system has been ailopteel by the Chicago Telephone company. Lewis of the defunct Merideu team, who has been reserved by Manager Parsons of Waterbury. has signed with Hartford and will play there to night against the Waterbury team. Schiffer. the boy wonder, who has failed to make any headway against Je-au or Holdcrness, ' is slated for elis missal. At: a largely attended meeting of Court: Wolf Tone. 1'. of A.. last, night, in G. A. R. hall, the following officers were elected: Thomas Kgan. chief rangVr: John O'Neil. sub-chief ranger; Hugh Keenan. financial secretary: Wil liam O'Donneli. recording s ere tar: James Coughlan. treasurer; Dr Hayes, physician: People's Drug store, drug gist: board of trustees, John Byrnes, M. Martone. Yesterday was the sixteenth birth day of Master William Beecher of 32 Abbott avenue' and in honor thereof a large number of his friends gathered at "his home last night and surprised him not only by their presence but with a handsome gift of a gold-headed umbrella. The party then made themselves at home and spent an en joyable evening, games and musical selections being in 'order. Refresh ments were served during the evening. The pens which are supposed to be on the desks in the lobby of the post oltice are constantly the source of com plaint. Half of the time one cannot be found, while at other times they are so rusty that one can hardly seu iii ble a line with them. Of course, tins is ne the fault, of the postmaster, it b-n't his duty to watch the pens so they won't be carried off by small cbil t'.reu, oftentimes by older onesbut it dots seem as if some device could be thought of to have pens at the desks all the time, for they are a great con venience. If they cannot be kept there in. any other manner, attach them to chains. One young lady met a Democrat reporter to-day anil gave him a tale of woe concerning the pens. She said she just came from the post office, where she had 'been unable to see or find even one pen, after pur posely buying a postal card to write something Important on it to send away at once. She said niuch more, but there is no need of printing it, for enough has been- said. . PETITIONS. 2 In Regard to Consolidatioa Matters in Waterbury NOTICE TO THOSE INTERESTED. That Another Consolidation Measure Will Be Prepared The People Wh.) Lived In the Town, Before Lines 1 Were Changed, Willing to Go It Alone Want a New Town and Let City Take Care of Itself. To-day we publish a notice of a pe tition that will be presented to tiie next session of tli-. general assembly for an amendment of the charter of -the- city of Wa tortiury consolidating that, portion of the town of Waterbury with the lines of the city as they ex- isted on aJnuarv 1, 1S99. with the city ot Waierbnry, and askiug for the in corporation as a new town to be known as Mattatitck. of all" the por tion of tiie town without the cltv lim its. This proposition, so a representative -of this paper was informed this after noon, meets the approval of property owner.s in the outside district, auil they intend to push it. They "claim that they do not desire ihe kind of consolidation as proposed by the com mittee appointed by the aldermen to -report a draft and will Jight. it into the last ditch. "We have grown tired of this cry that the city is supporting the town," said one of liie dissatisfied par lies to a reporter, "anil want a chance to attend to our own affairs, ami are willing that The city should do like Wise, We can conduct our own gov ernment much better than others can do it for us ami if any one wants-proof of this statement we refer him to ih,s financial condition of the town schools as compared with that of the center school district, which is overwhelm ingly in debt and constantly at war among themselves, simply because They pay more attention to politics than to the interest of the schools. It was the worst, thing that could have, happened the educational institutions of Waterbury to bring them under the control of the city. The injury may not be noticed now. but when the members ef the board of education will be appointed by the mayor, then you may expen-t to see the results ot political jobbery in the se-hools. The consolidationists are not honest. They " have broken faith with every man on the outside who trusted them. When, the city limits were extended ownej-'S of property in the added district wera assured that they would ' never be asked "to pay more than half the amount of taxes assessed against thost ou the inside, not during the lifetime of tiie present owners, air way; but the bill hail not been passed six months when the men who had made these promises were abroad shouting about the injustie-e of the " tiling, and they never shut their mouths until they found out that this matter woulel be righted in a year or " two. and it is 1o be attended to at this next session of the general assembly, together with other matters that half a dozen smart people claim will be a " benefit to the public, but which in reality is nothing more Than throwing a feaiher to the rest of us with a view to catching a fowl for themselves., "The town school districts don't want to be brought under manage ment of this kind. There is no de'- . mand for public improvements in the town, except "m a few places,- aud if these people desire improvements and are willing 10 pay for them let them go into the city, but I fail to see any justice in tovciug people into me e-ity auil compelling them to pay city taxes upon land that would not feed a crow." The reporter reminded the gentle man that according to the plan of con solidation the people ill thi lirst dis trict would have to pay city taxesand that it would rest with themselves when they would come into the city. "Ah!" he replied, apparently very much agitated over the trap that ho imagineel his neighbors have set for him and from which he felt escape was practically impossible, "how long will that last? We see the bait and the question we are considering is how to avoid it. What's to prevent tut city from doing the same thing with us that they have decided to do with, the new district? There was little or no opposition to making the city lines cotermiual with Ihose of the center school district because owners of property on the outside were led to believe that the taxes would never be the same as on the inside. It was a. clever scheme, but the townspeople in tend to profit by it and I think when, 1 they get together to hear a report from ' their committee they will be of one mind as to what is best for their in terest. We can pay every dollar we owe and see our way to meeting such obligations as are likely to present themselves from time to time without any great effort, so that there is no reason why we should desire cousoli- ilation. except we wameci to rane uif burdens that don't belong to,ns." . The committee appointed by tha town schools have not finished its la bors yet. but it Is expected to report soon. As the matter stands now most lieonla in the citv think the town would be benefited by consolidation, while -nn the other hand the townspeople look upon it as nothing short of a do-' , liberate game to rob them. v. STEAMSHIP SAALE PURCHASED. New Y'ork, Dec 29. Lewis- l.ncken bnch has bought from the North Ger-. man Lloyd line the sttaniship Saab, which wasj burned in the Hoboken tirg' last June. She will lie repaired. Mr Luckenbaeli is aship owner. He owns the steamships Bitena Ventura and Michigan, which run to Colon, and the Norfolk, which runs to F.liirlieKls. He is not prepared to say what he Witt do with the Saale. . " , .-', JEFFFR1ES WILL. NOW TRAIN. New York, Dec 29. Jim Jea'ries'wjll close his theatrical season to-night, and. in a few days will begin active train-.' ing lor his championship tight witit Gus Ruhlin, which is scheduleel to take) place in Cincinnati on February 13. .