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Delivered To-Day at Opening of
- ' - Parliament,
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
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
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.
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."
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-'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Adopted By Managers of the
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.
William G. Reagon Met With One
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. .
Advanced in
Numbers Sa mpson
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.
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. .
' 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
' 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, -
Over 300 Bills Presented in the
Senator Kennedy Presented Some Im
portant Measures Representative
Gullfoile's Stock Company Bill
Horace Johnson's Weather Observa
tory Bill to Legalize Sunday Base
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Boston . . .
Buffalo . .
Chicago .,
Denver . .
Helena . . .
, 29.94 10
i. .29.32 12
..29.08 " 4
'. .30.10 22"
RW Clear
NW. Clear
W Clear
KB Clear
... .30.00
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'
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. , . .
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.
Excitement Prevails in Barcelona and
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.
And Then Put a Bullet Into HisiOwn
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.
Miss Katie E. Dowling. who was
visiting her brother,' John W. Dowling,
has returned to her home in Pittsburg,
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-, - ' .
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Republicans of Waterbury Try
ing: to Clarify the Air.
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.
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.
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. ' - ' ' . ' -. ,
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.
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 .

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