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KvfCV- I His Brother's Kees4 3 You Are a Seller or Buyer - Tint. THE COLUMNS V OFxTHE DEMOCRAT, raw; OUR NEW SERIAL. ; f BEGINS I N THIS ISSUE, -' I 4 WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14 1901 LVOL XIV NO 60 PRICE TWO CENTS. ,v;" vrr tT wrl;-? f'T ' : . 1 V THE KING'S SPEECH Delivered To-Day at Opening of - ' - Parliament, IT WAS A BRILLIANT SCENE. Diamonds Worn by the Ladies and v Gay Robes CT the Peers and State Officials Made the Event One Long ; to Be Kemembered Ambassador - Choate Occupied a Prominent Place. London, Feb 14. The first parlia ment under the reign of King Edward v. iVH. wag opened by the king in person . to-day. The king was accompanied by ftueen Alexandra, the Duke of York, v Duke'of Connaught and many mem bers of the royal family. The route of the procession was guarded by-5,000 soldiers. The cortege was short and spectacular and was witnessed by vast crowds- of people. The procession leached the entrance at the appointed time. There the great officers of state and the others who were to take part in the ceremony had assembled in order to receive their majesties. Upon the king and queen alighting from the state carriage the procession was quickly formed and proceeded to tlie robing room in the following order: Pursuviants, heralds, the king's equer ries, gentlemen ushers, grooms-in-wait-r - ing and officers of tiie household, 1 Hanked by the sergeant-at-arnis; the lord privy seal; the lord high chancel lor; black rod; garter king-at arms; the earl marshal; the lord chamberlain; the sword of state, carried by the Marquis of Londonderry; the king and queen and Princess Victoria, respectively at tended by the master of the horse, the lord steward, and the lords in waiting; the pages of honor; the captain of the yeomen of the guard; gold stick; the captain of the gentlemen-at-arms; sil ver stick in waiting; the field officer in -Waiting; officers and gentleinen-at-arms; the yeomen of the guard. The other royal personages, the Duke and Duchess, of Cornwall and York, the Dukg and Duchess of Connaught, the Duchess of Fife, the Duchess of Ar gyll, Prince and Princess Christian of Sehleswig, Holstein; Princess Henry of Battenberg, Prince and Princess Charles of. Denmark and the Duke of Cambridge, and their attendants had previously assembled in the house of peers to await their majesties. The diminutive chamber was filled to its capacity by the highest and no blest of the kingdom, the greater part bf the floor space being occupied by peeresses and other ladies introduced ,by peers. United States Ambassador Choate, and the other ainbassadqrs, oc- . cupied a special enclosure behind the bench of the bishops. The whole scene was brilliant in the extreme. Diamonds flashed out of the folds of the black dresses of the ladies, .while color was added to the scene by . the robes of the peers and the state officials. By 1 o'clock the scene in" the old palace yard was one of great anima tion, owing to the constant arrival of jearriages containing "royal personages nd other distinguished people. Many of the nobility used their state coaches. The members " of the house of com mons, in the meantime, streamed into -: the house. The rich uniforms of the diplomatic fcorps, the robes of the officers of state, and the military and naval uniforms, - - formed a brilliant medley which grad ually disappeared through the en trances of the respective houses. The king and the robed procession advanced to the house of lords in the brder already detailed. Aa soon as his majesty was enthroned the lord great chamberlain received the royal com mand to summon the members of the house of commons to hear the speech from the throne. Black rod (General Sir Michael Bid- - dulph) reached the house of commons at 2:20 p. m., and the members, head- - ed by the speaker (William Court (Jul- iy). proceeded to the house of lords. v , The king's speech was as follows: "My Lords and Gentlemen; I ad . . flress you for the first time at a mo ment of national sorrow, when the Whole country is mourning the irre parable loss we have so recently sus tained, and which has fallen with pe- - culiar severity on myself. My be loved mother during her long and glori ous reign has set an example before the world of what a monarch should be. It is my earnest desire to walk in lie? footsteps. "Amid this public and private grief It Is a satisfaction to me to be able to assure you that my relations with the other powers continue friendly. " V "The war In South. Africa is not yet entirely terminated, but the capitals Of the enemy and his principal lines of communication are in my posses . eion, and measures have been taken Which will, I trust, enable my troops to deal effectually with the forces by .Which they are still opposed. "I greatly regret the loss of life and expenditure of treasure due to the fruitless guerrilla warfare maintained v by Boer partisans In the former terri lories of the two 'republics. Their . - early submission is much to be de- - Sired In their own interests as until , -s' It takes place It will be Impossible for ' me to establish In those colonies the Institutions which will secure the equal rights of all the white inhabi tant and protection and justice for the native population. "The capture of Fekin by the allied i : forces, and the happy release of those ,r - ho were besieged in the legations, results to which my Indiai troops and taj naval forces largely, contributed, i, ve been followed by the submission ---af the Chinese government to the de ' r-imd Insisted on by the powers. Ne- 'Mloos are proceeding regarding the Itrio which compliance with demands la to be effected." ; v establishment of the Aastral "MMtwealth, was proclaimed at 1, with many mani 1 f popular enthusiasm and 'Crr3-e(liWW-.. and -";asBMer"-t- to the at such a moment, cannot be other- I n'ioa than HaAnlv 1 1 !1 i II f 111 hilt I Still desire to give effect to her late majesty's wishes, and as evidence of her interest, as well as of my own, in all that concerns the welfare of my subjects beyond the seas, I have de cided that the visit to Australia shall not-be abandoned and shall be ex tended to ,ew Zealand and the Do minion of Canada. "The prolongation of the hostilities in South Africa has led me to make a further call on the patriotism and devotion of Canada and Australasia. I rejoice that my request has met with a prompt aud loyal response, and large additional contingents from those colonies will embark for the seat of war at an early date. "The expedition organized for the suppression of the rebellion Ashanti was crowned with signal success. London. Feb 14.-3:15 p. m The Duke of Cornwall and York was not present in the house of lords. The king wore a field marshal's chapeau when he rend his speech. His voice was clear and firm. After the read ing of the speech the procession was re-formed, the king proceeded to the robing room, unrobed and left West minster in the state carriage, in the same order as the procession entered. London. Feb 14. 3 p. m Prior to the reading of the speech the king took the oath. The assemblage stood while the speech was read. The king did not wear the crown. DE WET DHIYEN OUT. Entered Cape Colony With President Steyn, but Was Later Driven Out. London, Feb 14. The Evening News to-day printes a dispatch from Cape Town, dated Thursday, February 14, which says: "The government here is advised that General Christian De Wet. and former President Steyn en tered Cape Colony and occupied Pliil lipstown. The British attacked them yesterday and drove them out of the town with loss." DE WET IN COMMAND - Of Boer Commando Which Crossed Orange River Yesterday. - Cape Town, Feb 14. A Boer com daudo crossed the Orange river yester day in the Philipstown district. It is reported that De Wet was in com-' maud. Van Wyksvled was occupied Monday by 300 Boers, who were retreating from Calvinia. The Boers are reported in force twenty-four miles west of Carnarvon. A Boer convoy of sixty-live wagons and forty-five prisoners has been cap tured north of Amsterdam. LANDED THIS MORNING. London, Feb 14. The Strathcona Horse, which sailed from Cape Town on the British steamer Lake Erie, Jan uary 20, and was prevented from land ing yesterday owing to the' steamer having missed a tide and being obliged to anchor ,off Gravesend, landed at the Albert docks this morning, in the midst of much enthusiasm and cheer ing and the shrieking of steamer's si rens. A considerable crowd awaited the landing of the men. The troops at once took trains for the city. WOMAN LOST IN WOODS. Miss Birsch of Clinton Lost Her Way Both Feet Frozen. Clinton, Conn, Feb 14. Miss Jennie Birsch, a middle aged woman, whose mind is slightly deranged, is prostrat ed from exposure as the result of wan dering in the woods in the northern part of this town from 1:30 o'clock Tuesday until midnight. Miss Birsch lives in the family of Jebediah 91urd on the Prospect Hill road and started Tuesday afternoon to attend a funeral on the Killingworth road, attempting to go across lots and finally brought up at the house of William B. Wood, a mile and a. half from her intended destination at midnight. Both feet were frozen and Miss Birsch was otherwise suffering severely from the exposure. Several searching parties scoured the woods from uusk until a late hour. GREAT SPORTSMAN DEAD. Berlin. Feb 14. Alfons Hagemnnn, a great hunting friend of Emperjr Wil liam, is dead. He was the founder of the Turf club in Lepsic and a great authority in sporting matters. ONE- KILLED IN RIOT. Valencia, Feb 14. Serious disorders occurred here yesterday. In a fight between rioters and the gendarmerie a number of shots were fired. One person was killed and one wounded. " Swedish Games. 'A very original idea in. Sweden is to gather from near and far at the com mencement of the new century all Swedes, Norwegians and foreigners in terested in sport and folklore, and to offer them an- opportunity of studying the Scandinavian names and exercises, whioh.like those of the aricien Greeks, largely contribute . to the strength, hardiness and agility of the people. They can at the same time take ccgni zance of thenational music and dances, which help to keep the Swedes and Nor wegians cheerful and contented during their long winters. The first gather ing will take place in Stockholm from the 9th to the 17th of February. St f.ouis Republic. " Only the Wln. . A group of little children found a wounded bird with its tail feathers shot away or plucked out in some manner, and disputed amccg themselves as tc w hat should be done with the poor little thing. Some of them wanted to take it. home and put it in a cage. Other: were for releasing it and letting it fly away. "It can't fly,"' said one; "it has no tail." "You don't have to have a tail to fly." "Yes, you do." "3ior you don't Angels have no tails, and they can fly. A little girl who had talc, no part in the controvy looked p 'q Mrprisc Andsaid: " Johnay , are jrt , tahamed to talk bwt o4' r-U that ROYAL WEDDING AT MADRID Donna Maria o! Hapsburg and Charles of Bourbon. The Bride and Bridegroom Knelt at the Altar A White Satin Ribbon About Their Necks, Each Taking Part In Tying It In a Knot Old Custom. Observed of Giving Thir teen Gold Coins to Bride, ' ' -1 Madrid, Feb 14. In the chapel of the royal palace, and in the presence of the royal family aud officialtjom of Spain, Donna Maria de Las Lercedes de Bourbon Hapsburg, princess ' of Asturia, was to-day wedded to Prince Charles, of Bourbon. At 10:30 a. m. there assembled in the private apart ments of Maria Christina 'those form ing the bride's party. At the same hour there assembled in the apart ments of Infanta Donna Isabella, the persons composing the party of the bridegroom. The bridegroom's party was the first to enter the chapel, imme diataely followed by the bride's party, and on reaching the altar turned re spectively to the right and left. In front of the altar the bride and bride groom stopped and knelt, where they remained during the remainder of the ceremony, which was performed by Cardinal Sancha. As they knelt on cushions before the altar, a large white satin. veil was spread over the couple, leaving only the head of the groom uncovered. A white satin ribbon, called a yoke, was tied about the necks of the couple, the knot being made between them, signifying their union. After the mass, the simple Catholic ritual of marriage. was read, the cere mony not differing in any detail from that uniting the most humble member of that faith, except that the ritual was read from a specially printed book in Spanish. Wedding rings were ex changed by both parties, these, of course, being of great value aud unique workmanship. Another custom observed was that of giving coins to the bride by the bridegroom. These may be pennies, or silver or gold coins, according to the position and wealth of the contracting parties, but they must always number thirteen. Those employed to-day were thirteen gold coins, each weighing an ounce and being of the coinage bear ing the bust of Felipe, the first Span ish Bourbon monarch. They were the same as uhed at the wedding of Queen Isabel II., the grandmother of the bride. After the conclusion of the simple wedding service the cardinal primate pronounced a short discourse, exhort ing the wife to love and obey her hus band, and the husband to love and cherish the wife, adding: "I give thee a companion, not a slave." The cardinal also made reference to the virtues of the ancestors of the bride and groom and pointed out the obligations the prince aud princess were under to give a. good example to those in an inferior station of life and then bestowed the papal and his own benediction. Arm and arm the newly wedded cou ple arose and left the chapel, followed by a single cortege, the two family parties merging Into oue, instead of leaving separately, as they entered.. They traversed the long corridors of the appartments of the queen regent, where a record of the marriage was entered in a special civil register, the royal family and the same witnesses signing as signed the wedding con tract on Tuesday. This ceremony ended, all repaired to the state dining room, in which the bethrothai ball was held Monday even ing and partook of a wedding break fast. The Princess and the now Prince of Asturia will occupy apartments in the palace. It is not intended that they shall take a wedding journey at pres ent. The chapel in which the ceremony was held is located in the north wing of tlie palace. It is rotunda shaped, with tlie nave opening on the main gallery of the palace and running about the inner court. Ordinarily it will sent about 150 persons, but to-day every available inch of space was oc cupied in order to accommodate the invited guests. Though the skylights would have afforded ample light, they were covered with heavy yellow hang ings, through which the sunlight was unable to penetrate except in yellow gleams, which added to the sombre appearance that the massive style of architecture aliTPady gave to the chapel. Sixteen tall columns of gray marble support the domed roof. Color was lent to the scene by a red brussels carpet, which covered the entire floor to the foot of the a!tar, where to the right, entering from the gallery of Dames, the wall was decorated .with frescoes of the Holy Trinity and the tutelary saints of Spain by Geacinto, while above the altar is an "Annuncia tion", painted' by Raphael during his later days. On the epistle side, nearest to the altar, were the members of the min istry with their wives, and the presi dents aud other officials of the senate and chamber of deputies. Behind them were the chiefs of the palace and the professors of the children of the royal familv. The next tribune was devoted to the" members of the diplomatic corps and their wives, and that furthest from the altar was occupied by the gentlemen-in-waiting of the palace. The space in front of the tribunes was filled with chairs and benches, on which were seated the chiefs of the palace retainers, with the Duke Di Sotomayor at their head, a body of halberdiers, the palace chaplains and other minor palace attendants. The side aisle was occupied by commis sioners of the principalities of Astur-. ias and provincial deputations. To-day beneath the chapel's dome gathered royalty "and grandees of Spain, save ithe leaders and folowers of the anti-governmental parties. On the gospel side of the altar was seat ed the bride's party, consisting of the king, tl queen regent and ether mem bers of the royal family, with thetr suite of attendant, and the members of the royal honeebold. Chi the same side of the e&el a an adJoraJur trt tmat wrwc -, : tn, mem bers of high - religious orders, dis tinguished personages, army and navy officials and civil authorities. - On the same side of the chapel . another tri--bune was oceupied by former cabinet ministers, the civil governor of Mad rid, they county council, municipal councillors- and members of military orders and of the orders of Carlos III and Isabella Catolica. NEW ATHLETIC RULES Adopted By Managers of the Four Athletic Associations.- . New Haven, Feb 14. New eligibili ty rules for athletics have been adopt ed by the 'managers of the four main athletic organization of Yale univer sity tlie football, baseball and ath letic associations and the boat club and will be submitted to a university massj meeting to? be held Friday even ing. These new'rOles are proposed in order to avoid some obscurities con tained in the ones under which ath letics are "now conducted in the uni versity. They cead as follows: 1. No professional athlete and no man who has everi received any pe cuniary reward ' or - any emolument whatsoever by reason of his connec tion with athletics, such as the re ceiving of board for .playing summer baseball, coaching, or- acting as a teacher in any branch of athletics whatever, shall represent any univer sity athletic association of Yale. 2. No man shall be f Mgible for any university athletic association of Y'ale who is -not a candiuate for a degree in a course requiring at least two years' residence and attendance upon not less than eight hours recita tions or lectures per week. No grad uate student shall be eligible to rep resent any .university athletic associa tion of Yale, unless he is pursuing a course of study requiring attendance upon at least eight hours of recitations of lectures a week, and has satisfied the faculty of his intention of com pleting said, course o lectures for the entire college year. 3. No man who has attended reci tation or lectures in any other college or university shall be eligible to rep resent any university athletic asso ciation of Yale uutil he has been en rolled in Yale 'university for at least one calendar year, aud during said year has been a bona fide student of the university. -? . 4. No man who-has been dropped from his class for neglect of studies, or who has -resigned because of his inability to maintain the required grade of scholarship., shall be eligible to represent any university athletic association cf Yale, until he is re-admitted to his class, or until one cal endar year after his resignation or the time of his being dropped. o. Nol p,tudent shall take part in any contest q a university athletic asso ciation ill any one branch of athletics for morel Jiau four years. The year or years -wring which any man shall have reprvVnted, upon any of its tpflms. anv other college, shall be reckoned as if he has been a member of a university athletic association of Yale for this period. PECULIARACCIDENT. William G. Reagon Met With One Yesterday. Shelton Feb 14. William G. Reagon, bartender for J. H. Donovan, met with a peculiar accident 'yesterday, and though not serious it was very painful. While in the cellar he went to the fur nace, and, opening the door of the same, the flames flew up from the raging fire within in Mr Reagan's face. For a minute he hardly knew what had happened, as. he was blinded by the flames. He stepped back from the furnace and, putting his hands up to his head, discovered that his hair was burning. He also was burned about the face andjieck. On the right side of his head the hair was burned to the scalp besides losing his eyelashes and eyebrows. When asked as to how it happened he said the damper of the furnace was closed, so the furnace was filled with gas, and when he opened the door it allowed the gas to escape, bringing with iuthe flames. He is able to be out, but his injuries are very painful. . SAMPSON AND SCxi-EY. Advanced in Numbers Sa mpson First. Is Washington, Feb 14. The president sent the following nominations to the senate to-day: For the navy. Rear 'Ad miral, to take rank of admiral, from February '11, William T. Sampson, five numbers, to take rank after Rear Ar niiral John A. Howell; Winfield Scott Schley, three numbers, to take rank after Sampson, when advanced. HATTIB M'BRIDE FINED. Kansas City, Mo, Feb 14. Hattie L. McBride, who Is known on the op eratic stage as Lucille Burdette, was fined $1,000 In the federal court yes terday. The charge against her was making false affidavits to pension pa pers. Her mother.'Lucinda Parker, in whose behalf the affidavits were made, was also fined $1,000 for the same of fense. Mrs Parker was the widow of Jacob Frank, a surgeon ln the 194th Ohio volunteers, with the rank of ma jor, who died in 180S in Mansfield, Ohio. She married H. C. Parker in 1892. . 1 PROOF OF FRIENDSHIP. ' Constantinople, . Feb 14. Emperor William, in . thanking the; sultan for the reception of the mission sent to attend the -inauguration of tlie foun tain erected by the emperor in Con stntlnople to commemorate his visit and that of Empress Augusta Vic toria says he considers it a fresh proof of the sultan's friendship and expresses satisfaction at. the political impressions received by the German envoy. COMMISSIONER ARRIVES. ' ' ' Dagnhan, Providence of Panganis tan, Luzon. Feb -14. The United States Philippine Commissioner ar rived here to-day, and immediately or ganized a provincial, government. The commissioner was received by crowds and band of music and escorted to the United States headquarters, where f2MM of welcome were delivered, - it Over 300 Bills Presented in the House. Senator Kennedy Presented Some Im portant Measures Representative Gullfoile's Stock Company Bill Horace Johnson's Weather Observa tory Bill to Legalize Sunday Base Ball. Hartford, Feb 14. In the senate to day Senator Kennedy presented a bill of much significance. - . It says that the state board of tax commissioners shall annually fix the valuation of each special franchise subject to taxation. Senator Kennedy also presented a bill concerning and regulating salar ies and fees pf state officers, as fol lows: Hartford county, state attor ney, $4,O0O; assistant, $1,000; New Ha ven county, state attorney, $4,000; as sistant, . $1,000; assistants .for Water bury; $1,000 aud $2(K; Fairfield coun ty, state: attorney, $4,2oO; assistant, $1,000. Senator Kennedy offered a bill for the incorporation of tlie Truck Auto mobile company, of New Haven, with a capital stock of $1,000,000. In the house the next to the last day for receiving new business was a busy one. Over 300 bills were pre sented, " maHy relating to electric roads. Oue of them calls for the li censing of electric cars, an annual fee of $100 tfor passenger cars aud $r0 for freight cars, the amount to be divided between the towns through which the ronds operate. Mr Conrad of Huntington presented a bill legalizing Sunday base ball be tween the hours of 1 and 7 p. m. The bill regarding changing manner of death penalty was rejected. Mr Freeman of Hartford presented a resolution appropriating $5,000 for a state . weather observatory to be erected at Middle Had dam, from which the peerless seer and weather prophet, Horace Johnson, will furnish weather prognostications. One of the stipulations of the bill is that Horace shall issue a weather re port at least once a week, in advance. Representative Guilfoile presented a bill relating to joint stock companies. It says that the treasurer of every corporation shall make return of the amount of capital stock paid in, the cash value of the real and personal es tate, amounts of debts and credits. Representative Pearue, of Middle town, 'presented a bill appropriating $10,000 for a cottage home for veterans and their wives. A number of the residents of Litchfield presented a pe tition against grariting a charter for a Torrington aud Litchfield Tramway company. ''.'.. Among measures introduced in the house yesterday were bills providing for a common pleas circuit, creating a commission, of humane institutions, makihg al full liquor license cost $1, 000; resolutions amending the charter of the city of Hartford regarding board of public works, amusement li censes, etc, and various other matters. In tlie senate bills were referred which provide for the creation of a state commission on gas and electricity, add ing certain securities to those in which savings bniiks may invest funds, in creasing the penalty for second con viction of anti-pool law, requiring that only lawyers shall be eligible as judges of minor courts, providing for the discontinuance of non-paying rail road stations, requiring street railways to file maps of routes aud a variety of petitions, resolutions, etc, regarding incorporations,' amendments of char ters, etc. -The house voted by 195 votes, no nays, to confirm Jurlge Bald win for the supreme court. RESCUED TIIE BOY. Edgartown, Mass, Feb 14. Sylves ter Luce,. the l(J-year-old son of Henry It. Luce of this town, who went-out in a dory enrly yesterday afternoon to shoot sea birds, was rescued about 1 o'clock, after having been thoroughly chilled apd slightly frost-bitten during his imprisonment in tlie ice. The res cue was effected by a crew who was taken around the north beach by the steamer Monohansett. LADY INVERSLYDE DEAD. London, Feb 14? Lady Inverclyde died to-day at Castle Wemyss. on the Firth of Forth, Scotland. Sir John Burns, first baron Inverclyde, her hus band, died on Tuesday last. WEATHER REPORT. Washington, Feb 14. For Connecti cut: Fair and continued cold to-night and Friday; dimllnshing winds. Weather notes: Pleasant weather prevails generally in all sections. The temperatures are rising in the north west, but continue low in the Missis sippi valley and eastward to the coast. Frosts were reported as far south as Florida. At 8 a. m. the temperature ranged from CG degrees aboxe zero at Key West to 40 degrees below zero at White River. Conditions favor for this section continued pleasant weather with low temperatures. ' Barom. Tern. W. Wca. Bismarck Boston . . . Buffalo . . Cincinnati Chicago ., Denver . . Helena . . . , 29.94 10 i. .29.32 12 ..29.08 " 4 '. .30.10 22" RW Clear NW. Clear W Clear KB Clear ....30.14 ... .30.00 ....30.10 22 SB Cloudy 30 SW Ft Cldy 38 SW Cloudy 44X NW PtCldy 28 SW Clear 12 NW Cloudy 8 NW Clear 44 N I't Cldy 14 NW Cloudy N Snow'g 12 NW Cloudy 32 W - Clear . 16 SB Clear 18 KB Clear: 30 NW Clear Jacksonville . .30.00 Kansas City ,.30.12 Nantucket ....29.34 New Haven ,.29.41. New Orleans. .30.10 New York ....29.54 Northfield ....29.54 Pittsburg . ... .30.08 St Louis 30.08 St Paul ...... 3O.08 Washington . .28.82 Hatters .29.90' RANDOLPH-CLOWES CO. Colonel Burpee Received an Offer from "-'"-'' Patries Who Want to Buy. Information which the most reliable financial authorities in the. city would not doubt for a second stated to-day that Colonel Burpee, as representative counsel for the Randolph-Clowes Co, had an offer to sell that concern. The. colonel was entering a hack oa the green when asked by a Democrat rep resentative if there was any truth in the report. He said that he had re ceived an offer of $125,yo0 more than had been paid by his clients for the property. He declined to. state what had been paid for it. Mr Goss, presi dent of the Randolph-Clowes Co, said he knew nothing about the matter, and as president thought he ought to know something about it were such an offer made. Charles Miller, who owns $300,000 worth of stock in the concern, was out of town and Mr Clowes's counsel, Attorney John O'Neill, . was also out of town, so that nothing could be obtained from these authorities. Mr Clowes was seen and he stated that he had not heard anything of the pro position to sell. He stated that he could not see how Mr Miller et al or his counsel could sell the property, he having a mortgage of several hundred thousand dollars on the property. He surmised, however, that some one not knowing the circumstances euveloping the concern, might ha-ve made an offer to buy it, but the consummation of a sale would result in further litigation. Mr Clowes was surprised when asked if he had heard of the offer to buy the plant. , . . HORSE THIEF CONVERTED. Wept at Revival Services and Is Will ing to Answer for His Crimes. Brazil, Ind, Feb 14. During ser vices conducted by an evangelist here, among the number who made a con fession of faith was James Todd, who says he has stolen ninety-eight horses and killed three men. He had been attending the revival services for sev eral nights, and it was noticed that he wept throughout the services. Final ly he signified a purpose of becoming a member of the church and after the services visited the evangelist, where he made the confession which startled the minister. Todd related that he had led a wild career for many years In Texas, but repented his sins. He requested the evangelist to make known his confes sion to the world, saying that he was willing to answer for his crimes. MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED. Excitement Prevails in Barcelona and Grenada. Madrid, Feb 14. Martial law has been proclaimed and the military au thorities'will to-day take over power.' Excitement , prevails in Barcelona and Granada and the gendarmerie have been reinforced. The prefect of Valencia telegraphs that grave disorders took place there yesterday. A collision between gen darmes and the populace occurred, in tlie course of which several shots were fired, one person being killed and an other wounded. At Malaga several French priests on their way to Brazil landed to see the town. A mob hooted at and threat ened the priests, who hastily em barked. The mob then stoned the of fices of the clerical paper. A policeman was wounded b'y a revolver shot. The prefect eventually succeeded in re establishing order. FATHER SHOT SON f'f I And Then Put a Bullet Into HisiOwn Body. New Haven, Feb 14. Alexander Frazer, Sr, 51, shot his son, Alexander, at breakfast this morning, and then committed suicide. The boy will probably recover. The reason assigned for the shooting is as follows. Three weeks ago Mr Frazer attacked his wife, and the son helped the mother, and so the elder Frazer has been brood ing over until to-day. It is said that he was deranged. .CITY NEWS. I Miss Katie E. Dowling. who was visiting her brother,' John W. Dowling, has returned to her home in Pittsburg, Pa. The contract for planking the spill way at the Wigwam reservoir . has been awarded to Tracy Brothers, in It is a small job and will not cost over $150 or $200. The ladies of St Cecilia's parish will give a sociable and entertainment in Turn hall, Seovill street, this evening, f or' the benefit of the German paro chial school. ' . Miss Jennie Crouan, of Summit street, a former employe of Reld & Hughes's dressmaking departu ent. Jef t to-day for New York, wherQ ; she will enter the McDowell cutting; and fitting school. - '" .- . The Seovill Manufacturing Co has re-elected the' old officers as . follows: Jiiident, treasurer and general man ager, TCTTT-Goss, Sr; vice-president, F. J. Kingsbury; assistant treasurer, Ed ward O. Goss; secretary. M. L. Sperry; assistant secretary. T. jt. Hyde, Jr. .Tne second annual concertand so ciable of the Employes' Aid association of the Clock shop will be held in the City hall to-night. An excellent enter tainment will precede , the dancing Last year City, hall held an immense audience at -the first annual cscert and sociable of the above association, and it is expected that even a larger one will be present this evening. s Last night was one of the fiercest during the present winter. There was a sharp frost and, the wind blew with such force that people who were about the streets had all they could do to "keep hold of tljeir lieadgpjglfnd not lose eontrol of their JtiptT- "Win dow blinds and swlnghjSTigns rattled and papers and rublCjn of one kind and another flew in all directions. For the first time this season water pipes were frozen in several houses and to thbv no doubt, can he traced the happy mile on the faces of the boss plumbl-, - ' . " " ' ' ' DOWN WITH FRAUD Republicans of Waterbury Try ing: to Clarify the Air. SCHEMERS ARE TOO SMART. And Under Present System Are" De feating the Mainstays of the Party The Republican Caucus Room Must " Be Kept a Sacred Place, and Demo crats and Ringers Are tp Be Barred. The article headed, "pure: politics," In the Democrat a few evenings since, has occasioned a whole lot of talk in political circles. , Some claim that it Is a good thing and others contend that sui'e to lead to much bickering which in the end will be a serious blow -to people who want to belong to both parties. But if it does not injure anv other class of voters it will not work a hardship in the communitv, and in any case we will not be obliged to come under the law unless We tfiink Well of it. Of course it is not to be expected that the bill was framed m the Interest of democrats, but if both parties have a fair show to do business under it there cannot be anv cause for fault finding. John P. Kellogg and bis lieutenants have not been verv stw- cessful the past few years in controll ing republican caucuses and it is only natural that they should seek to head off the rebellions element in - their -ranks through a legislative enactment, seeing that all other efforts' in that di rection amounted to naught. Our re publican neighbors have been coaxed,' then threatened and coaxed agaifl, but all to no use. They still persisted in packing caucuses by people who" had no right to vote at such places as .well as . those.'- who had no votes at all, and after putting up with this kind of tactics until the thing became unbearable and got to be a menace to the machine politicians in the republican camp, they decided to take the bull by the horns and coerce men into line in spite of themselves. Mr Kellogg and his advisers 'are mi n of peace and if tlie draft of the bill printed in th Democrat looks a trifle arbitrary, it is hard to see how. any one can blame the authors of it. : It is an open secret that owing to the way republican primaries have been han- , died in Waterbury during the past four or five years delegates were elected . who nominated candidates whom the party didn't want to vote for. and a3 a result there was a stampede from the republican party to the opposition. Something had to be done to put a stop to this, and if Mr Kellogg's bill passes, and no doubt it will, for Rep resentative Lilley is said to be behind . it, there ought to be a sufficient num ber of electors in town -in -favor -of ; . "pure politics" to give it a trial here. It may do some good, but somehow or other, voters who have . a habit of kicking over the traces invariably find -V a way to ply their game, and It is doubtful if Mr Kellogg's bill, will, be able to to restrain them. .' One man, a dyed in the wool re publican at that, said to-day that.it reminded him of a little story he heard when the factorizing law was intro duced in this state. A merchant who had been beaten out of considerable money told a former customer who owed him a bill that he was pleased to see such a law put on the statute , books, adding as he eyed his debtor.' If you don't square up with me now I'll take you iuto court and make an hon. est man of you." "You can't do it," replied the man who was behind ia- his accounts, and the history of that law and every sim ilar enactment proves that the man was not wide of the mark. ' DENVER AND RIO GRANDE. - ' George Gould and Other Parties of Syndicate Will Soon Be in Control. : Chicago, Feb 14. The Tribune this morning says: Although President Jeffery does not confirm the report, the Tribune can state upon the best au- tiinriiv thnt Oeorsre Gould Jind other j parties connected with the Harriman syndicate are to-day m lull control ol the Denver and Rio Grande' railroad.. Gould and his associates will be made directors at the next annual meeting.' Gould, Harriman, Rockefeller & Co will undoubtedly before long also se cure control of the Rio Grande, West ern and Colorado Southern. It is also known" they are buying stock of the St Louis and San Francis co road with a view of controlling this property. With these acquisitions the Gould-Harriman-Rockefeller combina-. tion will control all the principal road3 in the southwest. x - Consolidation of these roads, how--ever, is not contemplated. It simply means a consolidation of their finan cial interests in . conformity with the community ownership plan. SIX HORSES PERISH. Fire This Morning Two Barns Own- ed by Leland Baldwin. Merklen, Feb 14. Fire destroyed two bams owned by' Leland Baldwin on Wall street at about - 3:30 this morning. Six horses 'perished in the" flames. Chief Cowing was notified of the fife by telephone from the -Baldwin residence and he directed the Parker companies to"-go. When the fire was discovered both -buildimjs j were ablaze and only the carriages could be saved. Loss, $4,000. Insur ed. ' - ' ' . ' -. , FIRE CHIEF SUFFOCATED. ; -Appleton. Wis, Feb 14. Chief E. L" Anderson of the fire department was -suffocated during the fire in the Kim-, , berly mills last night. . He was over, come by the smoke, : and before he Could be rescued was" dead. NEW STEAMSHIP LIN it Montreal, Fel- 14. The Buffalo Toronto and Montreal Steamship Cfc . has been formed to run a line betwe Buffalo and Montreal via , TOr ; Two of the Fatt River Use boat V been secured for tin service. ' y . J 3 i t c