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" - HOME BUSINESS PREFERRED . , .. Is the Motto of i . Evening Democrat. '.. FOREIGN ADVERTISERS MUS? Fay for Preferred Positions, Or Remain Out of Our Columns. 'THB WOULD AGAtXST, HIM. V - . A Story of tha . t . Southern States. .- : , BY WILL N. nAllBESk-.. Opening Chapters Saturday"" ' The Democrat Is the People's Panel WATERBURY, CONN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 1901 PRICE TWO CENTS. iVOL XIV NO 37 LONG DRAWN OUT Ifce Arguments ci Counsel in the Bossehieter Case. PROSECUTOR EMLEY CLOSED. The Great Crowds Continue to Throng the Court House and Its Immediate Vicinity It Is Just Three Months Ago To-day Since the Murdered Girl Was Found. Paterson, X. J., Jan IS. It was gen erally expected that to-day would be the last uf the trial of Walter C. Me Alister, William A. Death and Andrew J. Campbell for the murder of Jennie Ilosschieter. It was just three months ago to day that the girl met the men in Saal's saloon and smiled for the carriage ride which was to end in hpr death. The death occurred shortly after mid night on Friday, the body was found ou Friday and ihe trial of the girl's allseed slavers will come to an end on a Friday. Another great crowd gathered out side the court house this morning, but as on the preceding days of the trial only a limited number of per sons was admitted to the court room. The three defendants were brought into court shortly before 10 o'clock and took their usual seats, beside their counsel. As soon as court was opened this morning. Former Judge William T. Hoffman began the closing address for the defense. He stated that there was no legal proof that Jennie Bosschlter died from chloral poison ing or rape, nor that rape was com mitted. Continuing Mr Hoffman said that while the testimony of Dr Wit thaus was valuable it should not be considered conclusive. Take into con sideration lie added the amount of absinthe she swallowed and after that a cocktail and two glasses or eliam-j pagne, and you need not look tar tor the cause of death. At the close of Mr Hoffman's speech. Prosecutor Emley began the closing address for the state. In the Bosschieter trial yesterday afternoon Prosecutor Shaw closed his argument for the state with the fol lowing words: "Now, gentlemen, for this reason the slate is compelled by its duty to put aside any false sentiments of sympathy of mercy, to ask, and ask you cooly, calmly and deliberately for a verdict of murder in the first de gree." All the three prisoners looked dis tinctly better yesterday than when they left the court room on Wednes day night, and they bore the severe comments of Mr Shaw upon them without the quiver of an eyelid. In fact it may be said right here that the only time during the day when they showed any emotion was at the con clusion . of the first speech for the defense by Judge Scott. In closing, Judge Scott appealed to the jury to re store the young men to their friends again Death to his young wife, Campbell to his widowed mother and MeAlister to his broken-hearted father. During this appeal Campbell's face flushed deeply and his face, of which he usually has remarkable con trol, began twitching in something the way Death's does under excitement. It was evident the young man was hovering very close to the boundary line, beyond which are sobs and tears. MeAlister was less nervous, or rather betrayed his nervousness less, but his eyes were watery and at the conclusion of the lawyer's speech he wiped them surreptitiously on his handkerchief. Death, of an the three, was for a wonder, the most composed, although evea his eyes were suffused aud red as though he had been weep ing, as, in fact, he hail, for just be fore going to the court room he had iiad a trying interview--with his wife iu the jail. Judge Scott began his speech by 'characterizing the case for-the prose cution as being made up of little proof aud many inferences. He ap pealed to the jury not to be swayed by sentiment, but to concentrate their : niids on legal proof and legal proof alone. The story made up of some facts and some very long inferences. If that story were true I agree with them that it Is a story oC unequalled horror, that in the annals of crime no such offence has ever been com mitted, and that suggests to you that the state is charging an impossible crime. The state as well as the peo ple, have been swerit off their feet, and for ther moment the accusation seemed to be believed by every one. No one considered and thought and said perhaps it is true. There are excusing circumstances and we should look into it and! see if it is true. "The mouths of the defenuants were shut at once, as they could say noth ing that would not be distorted. But the state's case has been heral 'ed for months. Not until yesterday was the true story told. You can't convict these men on these long inferences drawn by the state, but only on legal proof. - In order to show you how we can lose our bearings in a case of this kind I will quote 'Bobby' Burns: - 'Who made the heart, 'tis He alone Decidedly can try us. He knows each .. chord its various " tone, Each spring Its various bias; Then at the balance let's be mute, We never can adjust it;- What's done we partly may compute. Bnt know not what's resisted.' "Those words, gentlemen, are words : of Inspiration. Weigh them well. Keep them ever present la your mind In 'considering this case." Judge Scott attacked the testimony and character of the cab driver Scul ' thrope with great severity. Among ' other .thing ou this subject, to which he frequently -returnea. ne saiu: ' "lie wouldn't tell any story, least of H the true, because if the body was f -d out -of his riff be didn't know l ftvj'tHjr crimes "he waa guilty of. I th -atory to fit the case and t baftere his many told and " S ta order to convict these ? -sa C v lyinj cabman's have a case. It was necessary to con vict these men of rape in order to say the girl died while being raped. If you believe one thing you must be lieve all and the old adage is, 'That a man who lies in one thing will lie in all.' " , , Judge Scott spoke for an hour and thirtv-tive minutes, Mr Emley fre quently taking notes the while. Judge Scott dwelt, for instance, at some length on the point tliat in the jury s hnnJs rested the responsibility of re lieving Paterson from the odium which had been cast upon the city by what had been published to the world in connection with this case. At this Mr Emley looked up rather sardonical ly and recorded a note. Air Dunn's speech was practically on the same lines of that of Judge Hcott, with the exception that he did ,-- fepil so much upon the laws bearing upon the case. He went into all the details oi me unc alleed crime with a minuteness and frankness of treatment which rather more than justified the taste which has "practically excluded ladies from the court room since the trial began. Mr Dunn spoke for just three hours. RIGGER OF YACHTS DEAD. He Had Fitted Out Some of the-Best Boats in the Country. New York, John Frederick Byno, well known as a rigger of yachts, died yesterday at his home in Brook lyn, of nneumonia. He was born in 1S40 at Cape Cod, and his early life was spent in Boston, where he helped to rig many of the best pilot boats of that port. For thirty-three years he was with Francis Low & Co, and then came to New York to manage the busi ness of ex-Congressman Philip P. Loiv, which whom he served ten years. He then started in business for himself, and was successful. The last yacht he rigged was the Genesee, built from designs from A. Carry Smith for J. S. Watson. He also had charge of rig ging the yachts Lasca, Colonia and Corsair. Mr Byno had just agreed to deliver a course of lectures ou "Knots and Splices" before the Yachtmens club. He leaves a widow, two sons aDtl a daughter, DR SEWARD DEAD. For Sixty-six Years He Was Active m Ministerial Service. South Xorwalk, Conn, Jan, 17. The Rev Dwight M. Seward, D. D., died last, nisht at his home in South Nor- walk of the grip. Dr Seward was born in Durham, Conn, In iSll. He was graduated from l'aie college in 1S31, and from the theological semi narv in 1835. His first pastorate was New Britain, where he remained for six years. Later he settled in Yonkers his ministry in that place covering a space of twenty -five years. He found fil tli First Presbyterian church of that citv. Sixteen years ago he re- moved to South Xorwalk, In which citv and vicinity he frequently nreached till June of 1900, making a total of sixty-six years of ministerial service. SHIP YARD HANDS STRIKE. Xixon's Employes Object to Xon Union Workers. Xew York, Jan IS The painters, carpenters and calkers employed at Lewis Xixon's ship yard at Elizabeth port, X. J., are on strike over the em ployment of non-union men in these branches by the firm. About 100 men are involved, as the machinists aiso quit work. The shin yard Is rusnea witu wors, more than twenty vessels being under construction, Including a .monitor and a cruiser lor tne cnneu siaisa s- ernment. MANY STUDENTS ARRESTED. Russia Again Excited Over the Stu dents and Trouble Is Feared. St Petersburg, Jan IS. One hundred and fifty students, recently arrested at Kieff for engaging in political agita tion, have been ordered expatriated to Port Arthur, where they will .do mili tary service. The same fate awaits scores of students arrested at the cap ital on a similar charge. The fer ment continues among students throughout the country. Disturbances are anticipated. GIRL INCENDIARY. Bristol, Jan 18. Maggie Carroll, aged 17 years, was arrested yesterday charged with attempt at arson. Ac cording to the police. Miss Carroll, who is employed by the X. L. Birge & Sons company, was caught fixing a number of matches in some cotton. There have been several inj'Sterious fires at the factory of late, and the police say they believe that one per son is responsible for them. The young woman was held for the next term of the superior court under bonds of. SI .500. , PAINTED HIS FACE RED. Port Huron, Mich, Jan 18. Charles Osborne was discovered peeking into the dressing room of some chorus girls at the City opera house Wednesday night; several of the girls caught him and painted his face crimson. Then they marched him into the presence of all the company and induced some of the men to kick him down stairs. He was rushed out into the street still iu his paint. . NOTE FINALLY SIGNED. -Washington, January 18. A mes sage was received to-day from Min ister Conger at Pekin, dated last even ing, stating that the Chinese plenipo tentiaries had signed and delivered the portocol. This removes the last doubt that had arisen as to tha ratifying of the agreement, for It would not have been accepted by the Spanish minister who is the dean of the corps, unless it bore all the seals and signatures necessaryjto tlve it full force. NEW MEXICAN RAILWAY. El Paso, -Texa. Tan .18. Governor Miffuel Anumnda -of Chihuahua, Mex, who ia attending me midwinter carni vat here, has signed a concession tor a- rjttlway aonwa hia state to. E. A. etiai!! fit Kaosaa City, ft promoter r- ' - -C.y, May. and Orient PLAYED ' MfflTFQR 30 YERRS The Death of Itfurray H. Hall in New York. Shows That This Woman Had for Half a Lifetime Dressed 3c Men's Clothes She Was a Man, so 1'ar as the World Knew Her. New York, Jan IS. Murray K. Hall, employment ajfent, with oiuees in hixtn avenue for thirty years; enrolled dem ocratic voter aud memtjer of Senator Bernard Martin's Iroquois ciub; "hus band" of Mrs Caroline L. Hall, who died in July. 1S98; professional bonds man and frequenter o liquor stores, ciaar stores and other resorts of men in the neighborhood Of Jefferson Mar ket court, died from cancer of the left breast in "his" rooms. No 145 Sixth avenue, late on Wednesday night. Yesterday it was mace Known that the body in the coffin was that of a woman. Hall was CO years old. For thirty years she had kept up the masquer ade in men's clothes along Sixth ave nue. How long before that the mas querade began and where and what reason Impelled the woman to cast aside her sex as far as she could and assume the garments and the man ners of men, it was impossible to learn last night. The discovery was not made until after death and it came with as much of a shock to Miss Min nie Hall, an adopted daughter, w"ho kept house for "Mr" Hall, as it did to the tradesmen, politicians and acquain tances iu the neighborhood. Dr William C. Gallagher of No 312 West Twelfth street reported Hall's death to the coroner's office in person yesterday. Dr Gallagher' knew that Hall had some property the amount is estimated (from $4,000 to 5-10,000 and he believed it to be his duty to inform the officials that the supposed man was in reality a perfectly formed woman. He talked with Coroner Hart, whom he knows well, and the case was put in the hands of Coroner Zucca, whose physician, Dr Hamilton Williams, was instructed to make an autopsy. Dr Williams was feeling too ill to do this yesterday, and until he do?s the official entry will not be made on the coroner's books stating the sex of the dead person. Dr Gallagher, when seen in his house, refused to discuss the case in any way, saying that his relations with Hall were those of phy sician and patient, and therefore con fidential. He was reminded of his le port to the coroner, and lie said that what he had divulged in the coroners' office he conceived to be his duty, but as to making any statements to the newspapers, he felt it would be un professional. Twenty-live years ago "Mr" Hall had an employment agency at Twenty tiiird street ard Sixth avenue'. The sign outside gave 1 lie name of "Mrs Hall," and the woman who was sup posed to be Hall's wife conducted the business. She was a tall, buxom wom an, who ordered Hall around as if he ere a cnnu, ana irequently was heart to say: Now, go away, go away, or I will chastise you!" Hall was short, about four feet sev en inches high. Xo razor ever toucued iiaiis encok. which was as smooth as any other woman's. Hall never smoked nor chewed tobacco, but drank irequently. At times, according to tl cse who have known Hall for nearly luii-iy years, naii got urunt, and on such occasions Hill was noisy and troublesome. Skelly, the licvior dealer at Sixth avenue- and Tenth street, said '.a it night that about four years ago Hall was gloriously drunk, and tried to wuip the two policemen who put the prisoner in the patrol wagon and cart oi the alleged man oil to Cantain cross's ponce station. Jriail treqnented a liquor store al rno.5t opposite las omuloyment office ana another diagonally opposite and bkeuy s place on the corner below. He went in the side doors often with won en who were registered on his hooks. Of late years he iiad deserted those places to a great extent and used to go around the corner in Green wiei avenue, where there is a "morgue" at wmcn whiskey is sold for 5 cents glass. a county ueieciive AicNauetit re called yesterday serving a bench war rant on Hall at the time when "he' v.-as accused of giving straw bail, but no could not remember how the case came out after Hall was released ou bail. At that time it was charged against the supposed man that Hail's name was on bonds aggregating $40, 000, and that in each case the same piece of property in Westchester coun ty, which was worth about $40,000, was offered as security. Hall acted as bondsman in - Jefferson Market court and occasionally in special ses sions. When the employment agency was moved from Twenty-third street. Hall opened it on the corner of Seventeenth street, and later went up the avenue a block and a half and located on the site of what is now an immense dc partment store. When the old build ings were torn down a few years ago to make room for the big store. Hall moved to No 145, just south of Elev- enth street. . ILLINOIS COLLEGE tOSES. ' Nashua, X. H., Jan IS. A verdict for the defendant was found by the supreme court ?ry in the case of the University of Illinois vs Solomon Spalding of this city to refover $70,. 000, as Mr Spalding's share of a bond for $000,000, to collect a fund deposited with Charles Spalding, son of defend, ant, by the university. -. United States District Attorney Charles J. Ha ruble tt to-day moved that the verdict be set aside. ...,'.'-, -"-.,.,.'.. KRUGER NOT COMING. Brussels, Ja'n ; 18. Mr JSloff, Mr Krqger'g private secretary, denies the mtr vrtiloh hna baMTV tn -circulation for some- day paat that Mr Kruger sc?ae to Ttelt the 17jy tt gt WE1SBARD MURDER MYSTERY. It Threatens to Rival the Early Stages of the Guldensuppo Crime. Xew York, Jan 18. After working for thirty-six hours on the murder case of Meyer Weisbard, whose body was found in a trunk, the detectives said last night that, from the present out look, h threatens to rival the early stages of the Guldensuppo murder. More than forty defective have been working night and day under the per sonal supervision of Chief of Detec tives. Titus, yet, up to an early hour this morning, not a single clue was found. Detectives have examined every room in the front and rear tenements in 1 ho Mulberry Bend section, but without rosult. Chief Titus furnished his men with lists of the dead jewelry salesman's customers and these were visited. 1 Chief Titus said he had secured the list of jewelry from Weisbard's em ployer, and that It had been tele graphed or telephoned to everybody in New York who bought jewelry. The police in every city in the country, and particularly in this vicinity, were shown the lfst of stuff. CONGRATULATES WILLIAM. President McKinley's Compliments ; Presented by Ambassador White. Berlin, Jan 18 United States Am bassador White, at 11 o'clock this morning, presented to Emperor Wil- iam President McKinley's congratula tions on the bi-centennial of the cor onation (January IS, 1701). of the first king of Prussia, Frederick during the court reception. which was held in the Knights' hall at the Schloss. after the newly ap pointed Knights of the Order of the Red Eagle, the Royal Order ot the Crown, and the Royal Order of the House of Hohenzollern had been pre sented to the emperor and empress. During this ceremony the princesses stood at the right of the throne and the crown prince, with the other princes, at the left." Both the emperor and the empress spoke pleasantly to Ambassador White. Later their ma- esties received deputations from East Prussia. Divine service was held m the Schloss chapel at. noon, all the guests at the reception being present, and at 1 o'clock luncheon was served in the Schloss, Ambassador White and the other foreign representatives who had presented congratulations to the emperior being present, as were also the visiting princes and the new knights. Emperor William and the empress attended the luncheon. Ambassador lute and Mrs w mte will attend a gala performance at the opera house to-night. A new order of merit of the t'rus- sian crown has been founded in com memoration of the bi-eentenary of the coronation of the first Prussian king. The decoration consists of a single clasp and ranks between that of the Order of the Black Eagle and the Grand Cross o,f the Red liagle. The imperial addresses to the army and navy have been gazetted. The former thanks the Prussian army for its devotion to his majesty and adds: "So long as this spirit binds the ar my to its kings, no storms need be feared; and the Prussian eagle will proudly and unswervingly pursue iti lofty flight for the welfare of Trus sia and Germany." To the navy, after alluding to the establishment of the Braudenbur fleet by the Great Elector, the navy's regeneration under the kings ot Prus sia and its rigorous development in the new German empire, his majesty says: "The fleet requires steadfast work in order to become as strong an in strument for the German empire as the Prussian king's possessed in the o mnt- The nrinelual condition tor the attainment of this end is fulfilled if the spirit of the Great Elector be alive in the fleet, in order to bestow a special mark of distinction on the fleet on this great anniversary, j. ui rett that a fac-simile of the imperial signature be worn on tlie oword-knot and sash-buckle of the navy." The rescript also belongs on naval bands, the sole right to play the Dutch "March of Honor," and that a bronze statue of the "Great Elector" be erected- at Kiel and given in trust to the navy. CENSORSHIP STRICT. The Present Situation in Capo Town Is a Mystery. Nev.' York. Jar. IS A number of ex port firms transacting business here with South Africa, on beiug questioned lately, could not say what the present situation was at Cape Town. The ceusorshin is again so strict it is doubt ful K other than mail advices will be received from their agents. V nether the reported activity of the Boers will cheek trade is a question, me exten siv shipments being made are the rc suit of large orders that were booked mnnv months ago. As no instructions have been received to hold such ship ments they will probably continue. An extrn 2-ood showing was made in the consignments of finished material to South Africa during the second week of this month, when fifteen locomo fives valued at S180,00O, were sent to Cut, Town. Upwards of S38.0OO worth of railroad supplies. $42,000 of finished Iron material, and $28,000 of mininsr machinery went forward the rnimo -n-sek. Some other extensive shipments of manufactured goods as well as large quantities of provisions sent made the total shipments to he British possessions in South Africa during the week mentioned aggregate a value of 719,185. The reinforce ments which the British government is preparing to dispatch from England will, it is expected. Increase the Afri can demand for provisions and ani mals. ' ' ' 1 AGAINST BRITISH POLICY ' Jamaica Will Resist , chamberlain's , v Crown Government Scheme. ', Kingston, Ja, Jan, 18. The general elections here have concluded. Of fourteen members of the legislature returned, thirteen; are pledged to re sist Joseph Chaxnherhaln'a attempt to restore absolute Is growing stronger, and If Mr Chamberlain refutes to yield dlegntwririU be sent to England foon, - - Before Hazing Investigating Committee Again To-Day. Is he of The Cadets Who Was Hazed Into Convulsions When He Was Hazed the Affair Was Investigated By -Colonel Hein, Although Nothing Came Of It. West Point, X. V., Jan IS. The ex amination of Cadet Douglas Mac Arthur v.-as continued to-day, the con gressional committee investigating the hazing practices at the military academy. Young MacArthur. who is ; a pale lad aud anything but robust looking, said in reply to questions that his health at present was about the same as in the summer of 1S09. Ques tioned further about the occurrences on the evening when he is alleged to have been hazed into convulsions, the witness said it was Cadet Dockery who had directed him to go to the tent where the hazing took place. Other fourth-class men were also hazed at the same "Soiree," the ex ercising lasting for over an hour and being conducted in two tents at the same time by Cadets Dockery and Barry, who went from one tent to the other. Witness did not report the act, but the affair became known to the authorities and Colonel Hein, the commandant, made an investigation. The witness had availed himself of his privilege under the regulations and did not answer any questions for the eason that he did not care to go into the matter. In reply to Chairman Dick, the witness said, although as a general thing he was not more sub missive than other fourth class men, ho had no recollection of having given any offense to lead to his being hazed, and that in fact he had been hazed for nothing. STUDENT FOUND DEAD, Was a Sophomore in Academic Depart ment at Yale. Xew Haven, Conn, Jan IS. Henry I. Root, 20 years old, a sophomore in the academic department at Yale, was found dead in a vacant lot at the cor ner of Grove and Orange streets at an early hour this morning. He had been suffering from a nervous disorder for some time, and last night went out for a walk. He did not return at a late hour, and about midnight search ing parties of students who had learned Vf his disappearance started out, some going to East Rock and West Rock to hunt for him. The po lice assisted the missing man's broth er. Dr Ii. K. Root, an instructor in the university, in his search about the city. Early this morning the body was discovered on a sand heap not more than nftyfeet from his brother's home. There was snow on the pros trate form, showing that the young man had fallen there in the evening before the snow began to fall. . Medical Examiner Bartlet exam ined the body and fonna a small bot tle of carbolic acid in one pocket. A small quantity' had been taken. There was also the odor of the poison from the dead man s lips. The acid was strong enough to congeal in the air. - Root was a student of exceptional ability and ranked well m his classes. He was a graduate of Hillhouse High school, this city. HEAD-ON COLLISION. Trains Had Explosives on Board and Four Men Meet Death. Norway, Me, Jan IS. A head-on col lision between freight trains on the Grand Trunk railroad near Locke's Mills early to-day resulted in the death of four men and serious injury of sev era! others, and four locomotives and twelve cars were demolished. Both trains were very heavy and each be ing drawn by two engines. The dead are: Peter Thompson, en gineer, aged 33. of Montreal; W. C Oliver, brakemau, Bangor; two un known tramps. One of the trains had a large quan tity of explosives on board. The cars took fire, explosion scattered the em bers in all directions aud prevented effective work in putting out the fire JONES' BREWERY FIRE. The Whole riant Threatened At One Time But Was Saved. Portsmouth. N. H., Jan 18. A fire which broke out at the plant of the Frank .Toues' Brewing Company, limited, here, this morning, caused a loss of $15,000. -The fire started in one of the mills and was caused by a flint striking one of the magnets in the machinery. An explosion follow ed which lifted the roof of the struc ture and flames burst forth threaten ing the entire plant. Prompt work by the fire department, however, con fined the damage to the mill building and to the malt storage house. WEATHER REPORT. - Washington, Jan IS. For Connecti cut: Fair and colder to-night and Sat urday. Brisk to high northwest winds diroiushlng. Weather notes: Pleasant weather prevails generally this morning in all sections'. Heavy frost was reported from New Orleans. Conditions favor for this vicinity pleasant weather and lower temperature. , Barom. Tern. W. Wen. Bismark 30.28 IS Boston ,.29.42 30 Buffalo 29.92 8 Cincinnati 30.22 22 Chicago ......30.22 0 Denver'.:.' 30.48 28 Helena'.'.-. .. . .30.40 i4 Jacksonville . .30.20 36 Kansas City '..30.20 28 Nantucket . ... .29.38 30 New Haven . .29.51 20 New Orleans. .30.48 - 38 Ner York ... .29.02 20 Northfleld . . .29.S6 8 Pittsburg ....29.66 18 St Louis .....30.20 22 St Paul 30.28 . ' 4 NW Clear NW Cloudy NW Cloudy AT Cloudy NW Cloudy S Clear BW! Clear W ' Clear W Clear NW Snow'g Js W Pt Cldy NW Clear NW Cloudy N Cloudy, NW Cloudy W Snow'g SB Clear Washington 29.82 2C NW PtCldy flatteras . 29.88. 34 NW, Suott OUT IN THE COLD. Members of Tribe of Magyars With Xo Shelter But Pieces of Burlap. Willimantic, Jan 18. A score of the members of the tribe of Magyars, who came into Connecticut by way of Bos ton some weeks ago, arrived here last evening from Danielson, from which place they -were ordered away by the authorities of that place. Theyslept on the outskirts of the city and last night were huddled together beneath a tent made of pieces of burlap. Iu the party are several small children, including a baby only a week old. To day the officials of this place went to the camp with the intention of bring ing them into the city and making some provision for them. COAL TAKES A DROP, New Haven Dealers Have Reduced the Price $1 per Ton. Several of the coal dealers to-day, says yesterday's New Haven Union, put down the price of coal to $3.50 per ton, a reduction of $1. The miners' strike went into effect September 15, and the price of coal advanced quick ly. For the past four mnoths con sumers have been paying greatly en hanced prices, the rate for most of the time being 6.50 or $6.75 when carried iniothe cellar. The forsuer price was $4 75 and $5, and the advance which consumers have been compelled to pay has been 1.73 per ton. The excessive rales have been very hard" for the poor people to pay, and it has Increased the cost of living perceptibly. Not all the dealers have reduced prices to 5.30. Some arc- charging $0, but it is believed that in a short time there will be a uniform rate of s.50 per ton. SOO BOERS ROUTED. London. Jan 18. General Kitchener, telegraphing from Pretoria, under date of to-day. says Colonel Grey, with New Zealands and busnmen.'has vig orously attacked the enemy eight miles west of Ventersburg, completing rout ing uu ioers. General Kitchener adds details of the insignificant casualties of both forces, and continues: "Colville's mobile"col- uinn was attacked, north of Stander ton, January-17, by a concentration of the enemy, who were driven off with severe loss. Our casualities wefe fif teen wounded and one killed." NOTHING HEARD FROM LOOMIS. Washington, Jan IS. Nothing has been heard over night from Minister Loomis regarding the situation in Ven ezuela. The navy department officials deny that any instructions have been given to the rsortn Atlantic squadron. to move from Florida to Venezuela. CITY NEWS, Miss Kittie Roe of Xew York is vis iting Miss Julia Bergin of South Main street. William Finn, one of Waterbury'3 well known residents, is seriously sick at his home on East Main street. The teachers in the public schools, the jaintors and their assistants, the school clerks aud all other school em ployes, are in a jubilant mood to-day, inasmuch as they are drawing their bi monthly salaries. Henceforth they will receive pay twice a' month. The excellent recital by the pupils of the Kimball school of music, which had been arranged for last Friday evening, but was unable to be given owing to the absence of pupils, due to the inclemency of the weather, will take place to-night in the hall connect ed with the school. The members of the St Mary's T. A. society will appropriately celebrate the fourth anniversary of the society's or ganization by a grand sociable and dance in Leavenworth nail this even ing. The young ladies of St Mary's T. A. society are noted as good enter tainers, as any one will acknowledge who has attended the society's previ ous affairs of this nature. A good time is assured all who attend this even ing's festivities. William Murphy, for many years a resident of Bridge street, died to-day nr. the residence of his daughter, Mrs John E. Maher, 110 , Wolcott street, from the effects of a shock. Besides Mrs Maher, he leaves two sons. Wil liam and John Murphy. The funeral will take place Sunday arternoon at 2 'o'clock, with service at the Sacred Heart church and interment in St.Jo- sooh's cemetery. The deceased was an old and honored member of the Senior Temnerance society -and was well liked by all who knew him. He worked a good deal, on and off. for the p'tv. aud was an honest, industrious man. For some time past lovers of skating who do not care to go out Into the country to enjoy the exercise have been mleavorine to induce the city fathers to flood the west end of the green and let it freeze over, thus providing an ideal skating place right under the jrlare of the electric lights and with out walking any distance from the cen ter. But lcr some reason or otner it never was thought of seriously until this year, when Mayor KUdufE decid ed that it was a good scheme and or dered Superintendent O'Brien to sub merge the place with water, which was done to-day,: and it is safe to state that Jack Frost will do the rest, so that we'll all have a chance to do -a little skating on the green to-morrow The funefal of Joseph T. Kenney took place this morning from his late home ou Dublin street, with a mass of reauiem at Jhe Sacred Heart- church by the Rev Vfcther Bray and Interment in St Joseph s cemetery, xne bearers were Edward Cummlngs, Joseph Mee han, P. J. Cavanaugh; William J. Cas sidy, J. J. Sullivan and Thomas Doyle, the three last named . representing Court Rose Hill, F. of A.: The flora offerings included a mound - marked "Brother," from " Mrs John : Tobln heart of roses, Mrs W. - A. Healey cross, Mrs Catherine Culhane; wreath, Mrs M. Flynn and - Mrs J. Dowllng wreath. James A. Meehan; anchor and cross.. Inscribed "Papa" from the cini dren of the deceased," Florence and Jo seph Kenney ; - cycle, Jeorge Robarts and J. A. Juiien;,Douquets, Mrs aiat thew-Bergin; Mr and Mrs P. J. Mor gan and a pillow lettered "Husbaad' from the wife of; the deceased, THE LIQUOR LAW Many Arrests It Is Rumored Will Shortly Be Made. PROSECUTOR PIERCE AT WORK Has Already . Thirteen Warrants-i . There May Be More to Follow List of Those Who Are Already Marked for Prosecution Evidence Was Se cured Several Months Ago. Wholesale arrests for violations oj ' the liquor law may be made in a few days. To-day a number of warrants were issued for the arrest of a nuru- ' ber of druggists and liquor dealers, charged with violating the law in one : way and another. Prosecuting Agent : Pierce would not say if he intended to issue any more warrants. All he would- say for publication to-aay was that he had issued thirteen warrants and that if he deemed it advisable he would issue more; he had not made ui his mind yet, not having digested the , evidence that he was given. - ' The warrants issuea to-day wera :-. against Thomas M. Ferris. 124 Liberty' -, street; Sarah Dunphy, Bank street, -y Brooklyn; J. F. Casey, 179 Washington avenue; W. H. Borchardt, 7 West Por. ter street; Frank Sheehy, 72 Ridge . street; M. J. Shea, 4T2 East Main . street; George Hauser, Grand street; John Shannanan, 03 Railroad Hill street; Garrett P. Hennebry, West ' Main street; Michael J. Igo, West Main - street. These are all liquor dealers, and they are charged with selling ou : Sunday and keeping open on Sundays. , The others are druggists. Royal A. Cal endar, Cherry street; John P. Duncan, East Main street, and B. E. Reiley, West Main street; these are charged with selling liquor on Sunday without ' having a license to do so. The evidence against the lot, it W claimed, was obtained last Septem- v ber. At that time, it will be remem-i bered, reports were current that sev- eral members of the Law and Order league were in town on several con secutive Sundays and that they had made futile attempts to obtain drink ; at several places, some of them owned : by men named in the above ltet... An-. other report' is that Mr Pierce N en-' ' gaged a private detective to procure this evidence, knowing that it would " be difficult for a local man to get it and carry it into court, with any ex pectation of living in peace in the - communty afterward. Some of the druggists, rather than take the mat- ter into court, settled to-day with Mf - Pierce. The others may appear in ' ourc to-morrow morning. The war rants were given to .Officers Brickel. and "Byrnes. - CODE OF GOVERNMENT, Public Discussion Is Now Going On at , Manila. -Manila, Jan IS The public discus- - sion of the general code of government for municipalities began to-day. Com- ? missioner JJean C. orcestei; -outlined-the bill and explained Ihe changes - from the general orders of the mili tary governor, under which many locals governments were operating. Com- missioner Worcester effiered ,, two amendments, disqualifying from vot ing and holding office men who-violate - their oath of American allegiance or ' who remain in armed opposition after February. The commissioner - eluci- 1 dated the taxation features, referring; to the benefits of taxing lands and. buildings as against the present spe cial taxes on occupations and indus tries. One-fourth of one percent - of the proeeeds.on real estate assessments) -will be devoted to public schools. Municipal councils are authorized to license theaters, places for liquor sell- -ing. public conveyances, hotels and cock fighting, or to prohibit cock tight- ing for the first year until the tax col letcions are available. Half of the internal revenue of each - municipality will be paid into tha municipal treauries. . . - Commissioner v orcester did not en large on the section confining the cx-. emytion of church property to proper ties used exclusively ror religious, . charitable or educational purposes. . Thh'. much discussed feature received the approval of the administration all Washington previous to making tha bill public. ' - - . ThA bill centralizes considerable re t sponsibility in the provincial govern ments, for the establishment of whicU another bill is being prepared.'' 4 Public discussion, which is takinsr , place in the municipal hall, is proceed- . ing by sections, the natives participat ing. - It is rumored that Aguinaldo visited! his mother iu Cavite province and nar- , rowly escaped capture during the re-t cent round up ot onr- of the villageij - iU V-'itl-C-. CENSORSHIP ESTABLISHED. New York, Jan 18. It was an nounced to-day that the government of . Venezuela has established a censorship. on all dispatches to and from the United States. It was added that the censorship was established on Decern ber 9 and has been strictly enforced. ever since. At the offices of the United States and Hayti Cable Co the ; an nouncement of a censorship was con : firmed. . l' ' I WILLIMANTIC BURGLs" X GUILTY"! Wiltimtiutic, Conn. Jan 18. John O' . Vilandra, who was brought here yes;1 terday from Providence, B, I., on su ; plcion of. having been concerned In ar burglary at Jordan Bros' hardware store here last. Monday night, was ar raigned in court this morning. He . pleaded guilty and was bound' over to? tiie superior court in the sum of $1,000.-,. TWENTY 'FAMILIES HOMELESS. New York, Jan 18. Twenty families 1 , were rendered homeless by, Are rwhlkk- paruauy-- aestroyea - but xeneaieiw v . houses in Jersey City -early to-dajr The damage caused by the Are r $20,000. The nre. caused conaucat. k-ral .. nt- ?f excitement but au of thef tenant saped in aTety, . 4 "IN - li r 1? I-"