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Commercial Printing of every description," at - THE DEMOCRAT OFFICE. TRY THE COLUMN? OF THE DEMOCRAT. .VOL XIV NO 63 WATER BURY, CONN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY IS 1901 PRICE TWO CENTS. Bill Introduced to Revive This Naval Position. SAMPSON AND SCHLEY EENEFIT U Passed, It Will Settle Long Contro versy About These Two Naval Offi cersLetter of Thanks to Sampson From President McKinley Also Pre- eented 5,000,000 Appropriated for Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Washington. Feb IS. Immediately" after the reading of the journal in the Louse to-day. Senator Tawney, chair man of the special committee on tin' Louisiana purchase exposition, moved the passage of a bill appropriating $5,000,000 for the exposition, under suspension of the rules. It passed the house by a. vote of 191 to 40. Washington. Feb IS. Senator Hale, chairman of the senate committee on naval affairs,' introduced a bill in the house to-day for the revival of the grade of vice admiral in the? navy and authorizing- the president to appoint two rear admirals. This bill was made In the interest of Admirals Sampson and Schley, and is intended to solve the problem of their promo tions as well as the promotions of other naval officers who participated in the recent war. Senator Hale also Introduced a joint letter of thanks to Admiral Sampson, according to the president's recommendation. MEETING OF THE WEAVERS. Paterson Workers Will Be Asked Not to Finish Scranton Work. New York, Feb IS. Two meetings just held bv the silk workers of Paler son are likely to change the entire sun situation. Every mill in the city was represented and resolutions were adopted intended to force the manufac turers to pav more wages just as soon as they began to till the new orders that are being taken. Wages paid non are said to be from 30 to 40 per cent lower than the scale agreed upon by the manufacturers after the great strike of 1804. The weavers are san guine that most of the manufacturers will grant a raise to begin with and that no general strike will ensue. Representatives of the employes of ss'dk mills in Scranton, Pa. have ar rived in Paterson to induce the Pater son weavers not to work on any of the goods that the Scranton lirm is Bending from its mill to have finished in the Paterson mill. The committee ruet a number of the weavers, but has not yet been able to see the shop com mittee. A meeting of the weavers in Pator Bon will be held to-morrow and action on the request of the Scranton strikers will be considered. The weavers say that it will be granted. This would practically mean a general tie up in Paterson, and, working in conjunction with the weavers in Pennsylvania, Would cause the biggest silk strike that ihe country ever knew. SHAMROCK IS GROWING. Remarkably Fast Work Now Being Done on the Yacht. Glasgow, Feb IS. The protest of George L. Watson against the slow progress of the work on Shamrock II. has had good effect, and during the past week the yacht has grown at a remarkable rate. Quite two-thirds of her outer plating is now in place, riv ptted up and smoothed off. The plates are of manganese bronze, three-eighths of an inch in thickness, and varying from two feet to three and a half feet in width. In the top. sides and over hangs the plates are overlapped and rivetted by a double row of rivets to give extra strength to the scams. Be low the water line, however the butts of the plates are brought edge to ed-e rind are fitted with such accuracy that Ithe joint is scarcely dlscernable. The rivets are specially made of yellow run metaL They are countersunk into the plates and are dressed with great accuracy, a burnishins machine being used to make the joints dead smooth nnd giving the burnished sides of the yacht a striking appearance. ' HUNDREDS OF CASUALTIES. Catest Reports Frcm Baku Tell an Xw- . ' . . ful Story. ' St Petersburg. Feb IS. In the offi cial report of the fire which broke out February 5 in the magazine of the Caspian and Black Sea company at Baku, and which 'spread to other de pots, it is admitted that 127 fatalities resulted from the conflagration and that In addition a number of persons are expected to die from'the results of their barns. The search ror bodies is Still being carried on. AMATEUR RACQUET MATCH. New York, Feb IS. The amateur facquet championship will be contest ed at the Racquet and Tennis club, be ginnlng to-day and continuing until - Saturday. Those who will probably take part are George C. Clark, Jr, of Boston; Ford Hunting and Clarence H. MacKay, of this city; W. R. Miller, of Montreal; F, F. Rolland, of Quebec; Quincy A. Shaw, Jr, of Boston; W. B. Dinsmore Jr, and J. S. Hoyt, of this city; Mortimer S. Paton, Austin Potter and Harry Payne Whitney. The men will play as follows: In the morning . nieorge i. uiarK, jr vs oru nuutiug Utn; afternoon, Clarence Tt. MacKay vs , R)l B. Miller; Tuesday morning, J. S. 't,n P. F. Rolland; afternoon, W. ' Uknsmore vs Qulncy A. Shaw, Jr; ' "aesday : morning. . Harry Payne juef T the winner of the MacKay T wtotwrt: f ternoon, Mortimer . r JuBStta Potter. The second Vf"' final round wia to ", Friday and fcat- if - -- EXPRESS STRIKES FREIGHT. The Engineer Killed and the Fireman Seriously Injured. Philadelphia, Feb IS. The south bound express train oil the Philadel phia Wilmington and Baltimore rail road, -which left here at 12:20 this morning, was wrecked a short distance below Northeast. Md, early this morn ing by crashing into a derailed freight ear. Engineer .Edward Moral, aged 43 years, of Wilmington, was instantly killed, and Fireman George W. Lewis of Risley Park. Penn. had both feet .1-oslieil i.TIil :!! :! :Ti:':t :) fr.u-i (F ill! lee., oo-e ui li:e j.ta.-.:-..-oe: s v, as m jr.rde. The baggage car mail car ami three pa--sender coaches w-iv throw;! from 111.' U:ck and traffic vus impeded for several hot'rs. As tlic express train was pissing the freij-'hr. The inner twin:.; uii ilic tiorth- ! be und track tin- axle on one of tli freight cars broke, throwing the car iu front of the passenger train, and caus ing the accident. MOKE EA1I.KOAD WRECKS. Three IV.v.sus Killed on the New York Central. Amsterdam N. Y.. Feb IS. A wreck is reported on the New York Central railroad near Akin .three miles w,.st. of this d'.y involving two freight trains and a work train, in which three persons were killed. New York. Feb IS. At the Grand Central station an official gave out a statement paying that three men were killed in a collision of throe freight, trains at Akin. N. Y. They were an engineer, a lireinuu and a brakemau. An engineer a ad a lircmuu were in jured. The names of the dead and injured had nol been receive:!. CONFIDENCE OF THE EMPIRE. Proposed Court May Bring Abu fit Im perial Federation. New York. Feb IS. Hope is ex pressed, says the London correspond ent of the Tribune, that the reference in King Edward's speech to the inten tion of the government to propose cer tain changes in the constitution of the court of linal appeals may nieau that the ministers are about to attempt the formation of a linal tribunal that would have and deserve The confidence of the whole empire. At present the judicial committee of tl;.- privy coun cil supplies tile want, but its methods of procedure are halting to a degree and important portions of the empire arc wiiiiout direct representation upon it. A suggestion is made that a court of imperial justice should be consti tuted, representing the empire's high est legal intellect and experience, and including among its members a lead ing lawyer of Australia, another of Canada, a third of India and a fourth of South Africa. To these might be added two for England, and one each for Scotland and Ireland. Such a court would probably do as much as any thing else to bring about imperial fed eration. STEEL COMBINE TALK1. It Has Not Yet Been Consummated, but Looks Likely. Pittsburg, Penn, Feb IS A definite statement that negotiations for the amalgamation of the Carnegie com pany, and the other steel companies heretofore mentioned in the proposed combine, have been satisfactorily com pleted, is expected before the middle of this week. H. C. Frick spent Sun day at home and returned to New York last night, intending to remain until the deal is finally closed. It is said that the Carnegie minority is playing a watchful, waiting game and Henry Phipps. Jr. and Mr Frick are representing, at the scene of the ne gotiations, the 25 per cent held by the minority. No p.lan of action has been mapped out as the minority has so fat received assurances cf fair and equit able treatment. Should the reverse take place however, the stockholders representing 25 per cent of the $320. 000.000 of stock and bonds will stand together and light. All talk of entering suits to block the consummation of the combination is denied here. CARNIVAL FETES Passed Off Without Any Distorder in Madrid. Madrid, Feb IS The carnival fetes in the provinces have passed off with out disorder.- The Imparcial. on the authority of a minister, says Wednesday's cabinet council will abolish martial law in Madrid and re-establish constitutional guarantees. The council will meet again Thurs day and deliberate on current affairs. Finally, Friday. General -Uccarraga, the premier, will submit to the queen regent the resignation of the cabinet and inform her that it will be advisa ble to couvoke the Cortes' at an early date, in order to pass the budget. This procedure will facilitate the formation of a Silvola ministry which will then be constituted. ' NATIONAL TENNIS MATCH. New York, Feb IS. The national in door lawn tennis championship match of the United States will be held by the Seventh Regiment Tennis associa tion at its armory, beginning to-morrow and lasting until Saturday. This is the second annual open tournament for the indoor tennis championship. There will be doubles and singles. First and runner-up prizes will be awarded in both singles and doubles. 'A con-, solation prize will also be awarded in singles, open to all those beaten iu the first actual match. Rules of the Unit ed States Lawn Tennis association will govern the play. The eight courts of the regiment are laid out on a wooden floor and offer ample facilities for the matches. ' The arched roof of the ar mory is high enough to admit of high lobbing. A committee will have charge fit the tournament, ffl SYMPATHY FOR CARRIE Clara Hoffman of Kansas City Criticizes Her. . Says She Might Take Frances E. Wil lard as a Model The Destruction of Property Never Occurred to Her Sr.san B.' Anthony Also Is Opposed to the Nation Crusade The Hatchet Is the Weapon of Barbarism, She Chicago. Feb IS. At memorial ser vices in honor of l-'raficcs E. YViiiarJ in tii(. .!eiltron Park Fre.-by icfian church. Airs Clara C. Ii.oft.uuin of Kan sas City, president of the Missouri V. C. T. I . and recording secretary of the I National tmiol:. mildly criticized the I methods pmsi'cd by Carrie Nation in Kansas. She said: Frances Wilihtrd was an optimist. She was so gL-ntle that the destruction of proparty never occurred to her. If liquor was K have been poured into ; ht- strict, a; in Kansas a few wet-ks ago. ',i would have bec-i done soleiy by ifce orj.r of th;? owner had Frances WilHard b;:d charge of things." Rochester. Feb 3 S. Miss Susan B. Anthony celebrated her Slst birthday on Friday. Wbeu asked for her opin ion of Mrs Carrie Nation and her fol lowers. .Miss Anthony, in- spite of her advanced years, warmed to her sub ject with the lire and enihusiasm- of former years, and alter denouncing tiie men of Kansas declaring that neither party has been able to deal with tiie prohibition party, said in pari : "The hatchet is the weapon of bar barism: the ballot is the one weapon of civilization. "In Kansas, since 1SST. Mrs Nation, with all the women of the 2So cities of tiie stale, has had the right to vote for mayor for the members of 1be com mon council, and for every other olti- i ctr of the municipality. Women equally with men have the responsi bility. Therefore, the duty of Mrs Xaiiou and all the women of Kansas i ti! register and Vote for only such men and women who publicly will pledge the niselves to do their duty, and carefully to retire t" private life every olfii er who has tailed to show his hand. ';By this process of weeding out the sympathizers with the barroom and only voting lor men or women true to principle, the women would see the fruit of their labors, proving to them selves and to the world the power o"f the ballot over the hatchet." Especially did Miss Anthony de nounce the press, not sparing her own -Brother Dan." Colonel Daniel Antho: ny, known as the "lighting editor"' throughout the west. W. II. .STEVENSON DEAD. Well Known Bridgeport Man Suc cumbs to Meningitis. Bridgeport, Feb IS. Colonel William 11. Stevenson died at his home in this city yesterday morning of cerebral meningitis, induced by grip. He was born iu Bridgeport in 1S4T and entered the employ of the Housa tonic railroad in 1S;1. In 1872 he be came connected with the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad in the capacity of special cgeni:. two years later receiving a-.i appointment as paymaster of the New York Central road. In the same year. Colonel Stev enson was made superintendent of the Shore Line division, which position he left in 1S2 to become general superin tendent of the New York division. In 1SS7 Colonel Stevenson was the '.;euer al manager and ie-pjvsideiit of the Ilousatonle railroad, being ri-tiiei"! on the arrangement with tb Consolidat ed. In 1SS1 lie acU d as aide on Gov ernor Waller's staff. He was a mem ber of the Mason.. Odd I-V.io.vs and Elks, and a director in a number of railroad companies. WEATHER PROPHET DEAD. Horace Johnson's Principal Rival Passes Away. Norwich. Feb IS Andrew n. Mar shall, the only colored weather proph et in the state, and a rival of Horace Johnson, was found dead yesterday on Laurel avenue hill. He fell about 7 o'clock and died of heart disease. Mar shall was born in Washington and was (iO years old. He served iu the Civil war and was a member of the G. A. It. He had been employed as a janitor in various buildings iu this city. He never gave any scientific reasons for his predictions. He would look at the sky and say. ' It is going to show to morrow," or 'Tt will rain this after noon." Many business men looked up on the colored janitor as a faithful bar omefer and if they carried umbrellas on a clear day it was a sure sign that they had consulted the prophet. CLEAR OUT CHINESE. That. Is the Plan Mapped Out by Germany. Berlin. Feb IS. The Cologne Gazette publishes a disuatch from Pekin which explains that Field Marshal Count Von Waldersee's new expedition is intend ed to finally clear the province of Chi Li of Chinese soldiers, and produce a wholesome dread among the Chinese. The German commissarat department has ordered a thousand transport wag ons to be ready within eighteen days. COMMANDER BEN TILLEY". . Washington, Feb IS. The regular term of service of Commander Benja min F. Tliley, the commandant of the naval station at Tutuila, Samoa,, will soon expire and he will come home on leave of absence. It is probable that the navy department, however, will give bim an additional assignment to the command of the station. - as he Is willing to return there, and hla ad ministration of affairs has given much, satisfaction to the natives of the is land under his charge. OMAHA BANK ROBBED. The Watchman Decoyed Away and the Safe Blown Open. Chicago, Feb IS. A special to the Chronicle from Texarkana. Texas, says: The Bank of Omaha at Omaha, Texas, thirty miles south of this place, has been robbed of $3.U00 in cash and paper amounting to S2.000. The rob bers made their escape upon a hand car. The lone occupant of the bank was decoyed from town by bogus tele grams and remained away from Oma ha on the night of the robbery. ST PETERSBURG PAPER Supj.r.'ssed for Three Months for Pub lisliing University Bulletins. St Petersburg. Feb IS. On Saturday tiie minister of tiie interior. M. Sip! agniue. ordered the suppression l'jr tluee months of the Novosti Dnja. a Moscow newspaper, which had vio lated the prohibition against the publi cation of university bulletins. A se cret circular has btn i'ssued reminding all the newspapers tht the prohibi tion is now effective. Information has been received here that o2o students have been arrested in Moscow, presumably the whole as sembly which obstructed the U'. -cures among the students. Eighteen students were arrested here but subsequently released. Pending a decision in their case, however, they were forbidden to re-enter the univer sity. Sixteen additional arrests were Mlbseq'-'ently made. The Forestry institute near by held a meeting and declared the institute dosed until the sentences against the students should be revoked and mili tary law repealed. Tiie Institute of Railway Engineers, by a Vote of 2I!0 against 100. declared for obstruction. The military and medical academy students mo!, with the permission of General Kouropat kih, the minister of war. the latter merely warning theiu that he could not prevent the operation of mSitary law it obsn-uctionary (actii's were adopted, of the Son who were pres ent at the meeting only 150 favored obstruction. Resolutions were adopted expressing gre.it discontent with the sentences imposed at Kief and with military law generally, but it was ad mitted that obstruction cannot lead to any desirable result. Furthermore, the meeting declared its conviction that the students at other institutions would reach equally sensible conclu sions if they were granted similar lib erties. It is learned that Prof Melukoff, the celebrated historian, who was taken into custody last Monday, was arrest ed for having attended a conference at a private house betweeu students and liberal citizens. DIED AGED YEARS. Woman Who Never Walked. Spoke or Heard a Sound. New York, Feb IS A'thju.h a wom an of 05, Miss Ellen Led:, really a baby of a few months, died yesterday iu her home in Babylon, L. I. To phy sicians she was one of tiie most re markable freaks in medical history. She never heard a sound, never spoke a word, never walked a step, and. the doctors say, never experienced a single sensation of pain or pleasure in her long life. Physically she was animate. Men tally she was dead. Her nearest ap proach to what may be called human intelligence was shown when a child of 9. Then she crawled much like any infant of Ten months. This was her only method of locomotion for many years or until she became too feeble to move. For years she never left her bed except when lifted out. She has been dying of age for the last two years. She never was. able to feed herself, always taking her food Jike uu infant, which, mentally, she of coarse always was. Although dwarfed by inactiv ity, if from nothing else, her heart and other organs of the trunk were normal, but. there was-life enough only to sustain a negative activity. Even, when she crawled she moved at a snail's pace literally. Her face was a nightmare. Physi cally perfect as to features, the lack of expression its absolute inanity the absence of the slightest suggestion of intelligence or of feeling produced a horrifying sensation on a spectator. She was such n frightful spectacle in this respect that even museum man agers feared to try to arrange to ex hibit iter in public. Her case was most remarkable to physicians because of its longevity. In frequently infants are born as unfor tunately cquinped as was Miss Leek, but it is rarely they live more than a few months. Doctors as a rule would not believe in Miss Leek's age until thev had seen her themselves. They rarelv requested a second sisfht of her. Ail her lo'is life she has been cared for most tender v by rehifiriw who bid learned to cherish the heloless thing in female form. Siie outlived many who passed in her family a happy or a sad existence. OLD EDITOR DEAD. For Fifty Years He Was a Prominent New England Writer. Denver, Col, Feb IS William P. Hill, for over fifty year a prominent New England newspaper editor, la dead from grip at the home of his son-in-law, R. R. Williams, in this city. Mr Hill was born in 1S19 in Concord. N. H., and was the son of Isaac Hill, at one time governor of New Hamp shire and United States aeuator dur-. ing the administration of Andrew Jackson. After being raauated from Dartmouth with the class of '39 lie be gan newspaper work and was, during his career, at the head of many lead ing dailiesjn New Hampshire and Ver mont. He was last connected with the Argus, of Montpelier, Vt. -Five years ago he retired. Mr Hill married Miss Clara West, of Concord, N. H., in 843. They had live children three of whom survive him.- They are Isaac Hill and Mrs James O. Lyford of Concord and Mrs tt. R. Williams of this city. ' OPPOSED 10 lEfll SHOPS An Effort Will Be Made to Get a Bill Passed. The Time For New Business Has Ex pired, But the Consent of the House Will Be Asked Factory Inspector McLean Favors the Idea New Ha ven Trades Councils Also Favor It. New Haven, Feb IS. An attempt will be made to-morrow by Factory In spector McLean of Connecticut "and Jacob Bclasco. president of the New Haven Trades council, to get a bill be fore the present general assembly pro viding that all tailoring work be done in shops. Ttte bill a drafted is an aim at "sweat shops." Through nnu TiiUiniitni.t.ni,ii(P ri. bill was not drafted in time to be pre- setiteu jnto tiie legislature on last Fri hiy, which was the last day for the admission of new business into the general assembly. By U:e consent of tit;, house it is p issible that the bill will te admitted on the begicnlEi- of business on Tues dj y. The bill .is favored bv the Trades council of this city and is said to be in tiie interests of the striking tailors iu ihi3 city. The merchant tailors who" let out work which is done in houses pay less than for work dune in their shops. In some sections of the city whole fam ilies are foitna employed with tailoring work. The work is done a great deal among the women and voung folk. who command much smaller pay than regularly employed men. Some of these home workshops have come to be known as "sweat sTiops"' from the crowded conditions and long hours of working. About a year ago Ihe board of health received a letter condemning these sweat shops and the health ollicer in vestigated. Nothing was done about the matif-r by the health board. One of the complaints made in the bill against ihe "sweat shops" is that the work is turned out oftentimes where there is sickness and disease. STEPPED TO DEATH. Rockville. Feb IS. In stepping from a train near the Vernon station at 11 o'clock last night. Frank LaChaupelle. aged 40. a woodchopper, missed his footing and fell through a bridge to a roadway twenty . feet below. His skull was fractured and he died early tills morning after removal to his home The train was the one leaving Hartford at 0:;;o. 1, had backed down on tin- Rockville track, and it is sup posed that LaChappdle stepped off thinking it had reached the station. He was unmarried. OLD CHAPLAIN DEAD. Camden. N. J.. F b IS. The Rev Dr Jacob B. Graw.one of the most promi nent ministers in the Methodist Epis copal conference in south New Jersey, and presiding elder of the Bridgetoii district, died here to-day. Dr Graw entered . Ihe United 'States service as -haplain in ISi'd and served through out the war. 0ASVILLE HAPPENINGS The Rev Mr Lewis, associate rector of St John's church. Waterburv. offi ciated at Ail Saints church at the morning service yesterday. The even ing service was conducted by the Rev H. N. Cunnninghuai of WatJrtown. A. A. Stone returned from Niantic Friday. Eugene Murphy spent Sunday in Hartford. R. N. Rabin was in this place over Sunday. Mrs Warner ami her daughter Mam ie, of Waterburv. Were in this place Sunday, ihe guests of Mrs Andrew Pcct. Mrs Dews attended the funeral of her mother-in-law Sunday at Water bury. Many will not regret to learn that one of the dogs owned by Saloonkeep er Fitzpatrick met a sad end one day recently. It strayed too far from hoiue and got run over by the cars. Tkht was the dog that bit Frank Mur phy .the blight little fellow who at that time delivered the Evening Demo crat to customers and was attending to that duty when he was bitten by it and he is not the only one who has been bitted by that dog. but although this dog was rude and vicious with strangers, it was kind and docile with its owner, and no doubt he prized it highly. Tuesday evening the St Mary Mag dalene society will hold a meeting. WEATHER REPORT. Washington. Feb IS. For Connecti cut: Fair to-night and Tuesday; brisk north to northwest winds. Weather notes: '-Area of low pres sure is central In Texas; high pressure area is central iu the northwest: con siderable cloudy weather prevails from the Mississippi river eastward, but not much precipitation; there has been a fall in temperature in the northwest and a corresponding rise in then orth east. Barom. Tern. W. Wea. Bismarck- .. Boston . . . . Buffalo . ... .30.24 .29.0S) .29.78 2 N"Y Clear 24 W PtCldy 24 W Snow'g 30 ' N'W Cloudy 24 NW Cloudy 30 SW Clear 18 -N Cloudy 54 . SW Clear 30 NE Cloudy 30 W Cloudy 29 NW Cloudy. 02 SE Cloudy 30 N Cloudy 24 N Cloudy 3 NW Cloudy 88 NE Cloudy 14 NW Clear SO N Clear 62 Wl Cloudy Cincinnati . . . . Chicaso 29'.Sd 29.SS Denver . . .30:ec Helena Jacksonville'-.:.'. Kansas City 30.14 .29.94 .29.93 .29.02 .29.6G .29.SS .29.04 .29.(54 .29.82 .29.94 Nantucket . .:. New Haven . New Orleans. New York . . Northlleld '. Pittsburg . . . . St. Louis h St Paul Washington fiatteras . . -. . .29.98 .29.7S .29.08 NOTHING ON TAP. The Wayside Inn Visited Yesterday by Officers. Things around the Wayside Inn on Grand street looked a little suspicious yesterday afternoon. About 3:45 De tective Cahey and Patrolmen Cassin and Gorman paid a visit to the place. While, the detective made a search of the premises in quest of liquors, etc, the patrolmen stood outside the build ing. The search proved futile, as no liquors were found. There were one or two men standing within the en trance to the building who appeared as if they had' imbibed something a lit tle stronger than water. KRUGER TO THE KING. Has Written a Personal Letter Kitch ener at De Aar. Loudon. Feb IS. There is an un confirmed rumor that President Kru ger has written a personal letter to King Edward setting forth the Boer cause and asking his majesty's consid eration of the subject. The foreign office, however, declares that the ru mor is untrue. Brussels, Feb IS Dr Leyds. the Transvaal diplomatic agent, returned here Saturday evening from The Hague. His baggage was placed for a moment in the vestibule of his house, and shortly afterwards it was ascer tained that: thieves had entered the house by false keys and stolen a valise containing diplomatic papers. London. Feb IS. A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from De Aar. dated on February 10. confirms the report of tiie arrival there of Lord Kitchener and his stall' to superintend the chase of General De Wet. The correspond ent says: "De Wet's forces is now denuded of almost all transport vehicles, and his horses are exhausted." Other South African dispatches re port llat several columns are pursu ing General DeWet, whose exact whereabouts, however, is not indi cated. The war ofitoe has made the follow ing announcement: "Lord Kitchener having expressed a desire for financial assistance in view of the heavy expenditure proceeding for war has a) f linted Guy Douglas Arthur Fleetwood Wilson, under secre tary of state for war, to proceed to South Africa and to act temporarily as linancittl adviser to Lord Kitchener, in South Africa, the secretary of state Mr Wilson will leave here "on Satur day." KELLER CAN SLIGHTLY SEE. Vision Test on the Minister Who Was Shot by an Irate Husband. New York, Feb IS. A vision test was made yesterday afternoon on the Rev John Keller. who was recently shot by Thomas (!. Barker, and it shows the minister is not entirely blind. He can distinguish between light, ami darkness and also tells what objects are held close to the eye. The tests were not severe. The doctors feared to strain the weakened eye .and did not prolong the test. The right eye of the patient is destroyed. Tiie physical condition of the injured man remains satisfactory and the doctors are great ly pleased at the steady improvement. KNEE DISEASED BY KNEELING. Devout Capuchin Father May Lose His Leg Through Devotion. Detroit, Mich. Feb IS. Dr J. W. R. Maguire yesterday performed an op eration on the kneecap of Father Pas chal, an inmate of the Capuchin mon astery on Mount Ellit avenue. Dr Ma guire says the knee became diseased through Father Pachal's custom of kneeing while in prayer. TEMPERANCE MASS MEETING. Lawrence. Kan, Feb IS. A mass meeting of 2,0OU persons was held yes terday in the interest of temperance. Speeches were made by the city and county officials and other prominent citizens. The officials defended their administration of affairs in regard to the saloons and stated that the atti tude of the temperance people was re sponsible for the condition that exist ed now. During the day seven joint keepers, three of wliom are women, were arrested. SHOT HIS NIECE. Winsted, Feb IS. Doininieo Avena, an Italian, who, it is alleged, shot his niece. Itosino Chieffo, in New York on May 10 last, was apprehended here to-day and is now held ny The local authorities awaiting the action of the New York officials. Avena says that he will return to New York without the trouble of extradition papers. WILL BE TAKEN TO PITTSBURG. New Haven. Feb IS. The body of Etheibert Nevln. the masical compos er, who died yesterday, will be taken to Pittsburg to-morrow. Private fu neral services will be conducted by the Rev George Brlnley Morgan of Christ Episcopal church. The public funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at Sewickley Pennsylvania. CITY NEWS. At party of clerks from Currans will enjoy a straw ride to Straltsvllle to night. Charles Grelle, of East Main street, is in Washington, where he is tilling acceptably a position as reporter on the Washington Post. The condition of James Devers,- of 784 Bank street, is greatly improved to-day. Mr Devers, who so admirably keeps care, of the pavement oa Bank street, in the Brooklyn district, suf fered a stroke of paralysis which af fected his left side on Friday evening, about 5:30, when he was just finishing his day's labors. Dr Russell attend ed him. The many friends of the fine caretaker of the Bonk street pavement hope, that be will be soon again at his old labors. - - ; -. THE MILITARY BILL Members of the C. N. G. Are Yet Discussing It COL SUCHER'S OPINION OF IT He Is In Favor of a Ten Days' En campmentAt Present Much of the Time Is Lost In Getting Ready and In Breaking Camp. The men who stand high in local militia circles are coming out strongly iu favor of the military reform bill iu iroduced in the state legislaure last Friday by Mr Baldwin of Beacon Falls, says the New Haven Palladium. The clauses which are most often dis cussed and which are considered espe cially good are the second, sixth atid eighth. The first of these is the one which provides that one of the present in fantry regiments may be changed to heavy artillery. The artillery is one of the weak points in the Connecticut National Guard. This is not the fault. of the men in this branch of the ser vice, bur of Iheir equipment. Toe guns used by the various batteries are. to say the least, of a slightly ancient model and the formation of a new regi ment with modern equipment is one of the Things which are especially desir ous in the opinion of military men. The sixth clause provides that the? governor may, if he desires, order the National Guard into camp for ten davs instead of six. Colonel T. H. Sue her said yesterday, in talking with a Pal ladium reporter about this particular point: '"There is no question but that a ten days encampment of the Nation al Guard would be a grand good thing. Under the present arrangement then are only three days in which any real work can be done or inspection given. "The first day at camp is taken up with the work of settling the various companies, another day is given up to ceremonies and the last day is occupied with breaking camp. With a ten days camp there would remain a good, solid week's work, even with these three days left out. The main difficulty to found in the proposed plan, however, is the ability of the enlisted men to stay away from iheir work for so long a time. No one but the captains of the various companies realize how hard it is to get all their company to attend." It was learned from other parties in terested in the state militia that this task of attempting to turn out a fun company for the camp ls almost a su perhuman one. In many cases several men belonging to the various militarv offices work in the same office or fac tory, and. while it would be ea-v enough for one man to obtain the re quired vacation, it is impossible -for them ail to g-o. As the militarv laws of the state pro, vide a fine of .$5 a day for unescused absences from the encampment, and as excuses which will be accepted can bt numbered on the lingers of one hand, it can readily be seen That the majori ty of the men exert every effort to at tend the camp. Oftentimes it becomes necessary for the commanding officer to write or call in person on the heads of tiie concerns bv which his men are employed before the desired permission can be obtained. "If all this trouble Is necessary to turn out a company for n six-day en campment," said u memTier of one of the companies, think of what we would have to do to get the men out for ten days." The other clause which is meeting with considerable favor is the one which, advocates the changing of the. two companies of the Governor's Horse Guards into two troops of c-avalrv. Tiie members of the Second coropanv are almost unanimous in favor of silch a change, and Major Ludington savs that the Iirst company in Hartford are of the same mind. Major Ludington himself is strdmrlv hi favor of the change. He said last night: 'T thir.k it would be of great benei't to 'li.' Horse Guard if It was connected with the National Guard. For ore tiling, we would get the week's experience at Niantic, which wotdd be n great help. At present, the com pany gets but two days mounted drill a year, one day iu the spring and one in the fall." When asked if he thought that the change would result iu th erection of a special armory for the cavalry, which would be provided with a ridinar hall, the major renlied that possiblv that would come later on. tt would materiallv assist that branch of the service if they were provided witB an armory. Some of the other clauses in the bill are meeting with more oppostfloa in military circles, but the general im pression seems to prevail that the pas sage of thf bill will materially help and strengthen the National Guard. SAD END OF A BOY. Watertown. Mass, Feb IS. The body of 7-year-old James Monahan, missing from his home in Cambridge for over a week, was found in an ash barrel ia the rear of a factory yesterday after noon. The boy left home to carry his father's dinner, the father being em ployed at the Watertown arsenal, and It is supposed that he wandered awav, as the body was found four miles from home. The police hold to the opinion that after becoming tired out from walking the boy crawled into the emp ty barrel for shelter, fell asleep and froze to death. - NO NEWS FROM LUCERNE. " St John's, Feb IS. Nothing has been learned this forenoon respecting the, wreck near Bacalieu and the situation is now stranger than ever. A large number of persons believe that ' the ; steamer Lucerne, which is thought to have been wrecked near that island, is adrift at sea with a broken shalt. ARRIVAL OF STEAMERS. - . ' New York, Feb, IS. Arrived: Steam ers Furnessia, from Glasgow; British. Queen, fromAntwerp. LOST Saturday, wedding ring, wlttt Initials on inside. Finder will pleate leave at 53 Vs Vine street.