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V. .XOL XV. NO 200 WATERBURY. CONN, MONDAY. AUGUST 11, 1902. PRICE TWO' CENTS.
SWORN jNTO-DAY. King Edward Presided at $l Privy Council NEARLY READY FOR MARKET. Morgan Trans-Atlantic Steamship Se ' curities "Will Soon Be Ready Edi )son Gives His Opinion About Naviga ; itlon of the Future lie Thinks Steam j Is Bound. tQ Give .Way to Electric ity, "- London, Aug 11. King Edward held B privy councilat Buckingham palace to-day, at which the newly appointed ministers were sworn In. Later he of ficiated at an Investiture of the Vic torian order. i New York, Aug 11. From what it Considers a reliable . source the Jour nal of Commerce hears that the se curities of the recent Morgan conibin- f ation of trans-Atlantic steamship lines will soon be placed upon the market. ' .Full details of the new company and of the amount of securities to be of fered are not available, but it is un derstood that a new corporation will be chartered under the laws of New Jersey, the capitalization, including stocks and bonds, approximating $150,- 000,000. . . Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug 11. The official organ of the Press exhi bition, which was opened here on June 14, prints a letter from Thomas F. Edi- son in reply to queries as to his opin ions concerning motor, traction and aerial navigation. Mr Edison's" let ter reads as follows: ' "I believe that within 30 years nearly all railways will discard steam locomotives and adopt electric motors, and that the electric automobile will displace, the horse almost entirely. In the present state of science there are no known facts by which one could predict any commercial future for , aerial naviga iiou." DEAD AT THE SEASIDE. Senator McMillan of Michigan Passes Away Suddenly. MANCIIli,o-1..xv, ju.., Aug. 11. United States Senator. James McMil lan of Michigan, who had for a number of years spent the summer! at Man chester, is dead of a sudden attack of acute pneumonia. The senator retired Saturday night, Laving played golf all the afternoon and been in his customary good spirits during the evening. He had a slight attack In the afternoon. He awoke about midnight in great pain and called Mrs. McMillan. Dr Washburn (was hurriedly called to the house and diagnosed the senator's illness as acute congestion of the lungs. The end came without the slightest iwarning. Only Mrs. McMillan, her daughter, Dr. Washburn and Secre tary Bice were in the chamber .when he passed away. Senator McMillan was in his usual good health up until Saturday after noon. For several years, however, he had suffered from a heart affection, principally a weakness brought on by overwork, ! and had guarded himself against it, but the extra responsibili ties In the senate thrown uponNiim last winter, together with the ; shock of losing a brother, son and grandson (within a year, are believed to have aggravated his trouble. The funeral services will take place from the senator's late .home In De troit, and the interment .will be in the family lot in that city. Senator McMillan was a native of Ontario, having been born in Hamil ton May 12, 1838, but in early life re j moved to Michigan and for many years had been prominently Identified , With the business interests , and po litical life of that state, having for a 'number of terms been chairman of the Republican state committee. He had been a member of the United States senate since March 4, 1889. He was . chairman of the committee of the Dls s jtrlct of Columbia in that body and was also a member of the committees on appropriations, commerce, naval af fairs, relations -with Cuba, coast and Insular survey and corporations or . ganlzed in the District of Columbia. ,As" chairman of the District commit- tee Senator McMillan was Identified ' With District affairs and became very Well knnwn to i:he citizens of Wash- v f lngton, by whom he was highly re garded. He took a lively interest in f the .welfare of the District and was t one of the foremost advocates in the efforts that are being made for its im provement. Senator McMillan's family was prom inent In social circles in Washington, and the senator himself was a mem ber of the Metropolitan and the Chevy Chase clubs. FOUND BUNCH OF SECURITIES, Boy Received $25 for Returning Pack age Containing $50,900. Chicago, Aug 11. Lance Harwood, an 8-yearold boy. from Big Rapids, Mich, has returned to Swift & Co a package containing $59,900 of negotia ble securities which had been lost at the stock yards by a messenger boy employed by the firm. Young Har . wood found the package while sight Beelng at the stock yards. He received A reward of $25. - AT MB VATICAN. Rome, Aug 11. At the request of Cardinal Gotti, prefect of the propa agnda. a list has been furnished of the most Important affairs pending at the Vatican. The list Includes the nomina tion of archbishops of New York and Chicago and the appointment of co adjutors to the archbishops of San Francisco and St- Louis. EXPLOSION IN POWDER MILL. Nobody in Building at Time Three Men Were Injured. Taterson, N. J., Aug 11. A tremen dous explosion occurred to-day at the works of the Latlin & Rand Powder Co at Wahaque. The building in which the glaze is put on the powder went up and the shock was felt lor many miles. There was nobody in the building at the time, but three men in another , part of the plant were hit by flying splinters. . It is believed their injuries are not fatal. . , j WHAT WE DID IN CUBA. A Summary of the Results of United j States Occupation. - WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. The b reau of insular affairs of the war de partment has prepared a statement showing what the United States ac complished during the occupation of Cuba from the time the military gov ernment was established, July 18, 1898, until May 19, 1902. Sixteen custom houses were estab lished, one at the chief port, Havana, and others at the principal subports of the island, and tariffs were put in force. Tha principal changes in the tariff have been the gradual reduction of duties on export's from time Jo time until April 1, 1901, when these duties were entirely abolished. Postoffices were opened throughout the island, and native postmasters were appointed. More than 300 postoffices were established. . There was established a department of finance, presided over by a general treasurer, and six provincial treasur ers, one for each province. Subsequent ly these provinces , were redistricted and formed into eleven so called fiscal zones. . The number of schoolhouses provided nearly equal those in this country for a 'corresponding area. There was constructed a telegraph line connecting with the principal cit ies throughout the island and main tained by the. United States ' signal corps. " : " v Public roads were opened throughout the island, which, together with the construction and repair of bridges,' have been of invaluable benefit to the Inhabitants, v , As a -sanitary measure the streets Of many of the cities were paved, and extensive systems of sewerage were constructed. The harbors of the Island were great ly improved, an admirable system of buoys and -beacons' was established, government warehouses and docks were .repaired and constructed and regulations conforming to those in vogue In this country governing the harbors of the island were established. The total revenues from all sources collected during the occupation were $57,200,000 and the expenditures there from $55,370,000, the remainder having been turned over to the republic of Cuba at the time of the withdrawal of United States authority, May 19, 1902. The buildings selected for barracks and quarters for thearmy were used only temporarily by the troops and when put In thorough repair and good sanitary condition were turned over to the municipalities as hospitals. . Many of the most completely ap pointed hospitals in the island have been fitted out in this way. That the administration of the de partment of sanitation was judicious and thorough in its results is apparent In the large decrease of the death rate in the island since modern sanitary measures have prevailed. The death rate prior to this time had been as high as 80 and 90 , per 1,000, but decreased to less than 23 per 1,000, and during the season just passed, when yellow fever was its height, Havana was en tirely free from this epidemic. A clear title to the public buildings, roads, wharfs and schoolhouses passed to the Cuban republic. ' CAME FROM HEAVEWt, "j - InMne American Startled a London Crowd-Claimed to Be the Saviour. LONDON, Aug. 11. D. H. Fanning bf New York, a cabin passenger on the North German Lloyd steamer Frieder ich der Grosse, from New. York," who arrived in London Saturday, has been taken to St. Giles' Infirmary under the wandering lunatic act. Mr. Fanning is connected with the firm of Hass Bros, of New York, city, and his par ents are spending the summer at New port. -. 7, ; Mr. Fanning startled the guests who crowded the courtyard of the Hotel Cecil at noon by driving into the court in an automobile and declaring he was the Saviour and had just come from heaven on his machine. He Insisted upon, shaking hands with all the guests present until he .was finally taken to his room by the hotel porters. "' Mr. Fanning developed a mania; on the Friederich der Grosse on the way over here. On the ship he declared he owned all the yachts In the world. Upon Fanning's arrival in London his friends had difficulty to persuade him to leave the railroad station and go to a hotel. Yesterday morning he started in an automobile back to the railroad station, saying he was going to run down and kill air the pedestrians he met on the way. He fell in with and picked up an English lance corporal, with whom he drove to the Hotel Cecil. ' Mr. Fanning was known to have had a large sum of money in his pocket-, book when he. arrived in London. He threw this money about the streets and returned to the hotel penniless. Ocha Makes Oner Paper of Two. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11. The Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Times announced today that on and after tomorrow the two newspapers will be consolidated and will there after appear under the title of Public Ledger and the Philadelphia Times. The retail price will be 1 cent daily, and 2 cents 'Sunday. The two papers are owned by Adolph S. Ochs. 181 DK DENIAL; Exiles at Siberian Outposts Not . Cruelly Treated. Charges ; Were Made by Explorer Harry de Windt He Described One Station as a "Hell Upon Earth" Duke Boris Says the Treatment Given Exiles Is so Humane That Some of Them Refuse to Leave When Their Time of Exile is Up, Preferring to Continue at the Out posts. . San Francisco, Aug 11. "Those1 charges are all' a humbug,"' said the Grand Duke Boris of Russia when questioned in an interview here as to statements made by Harry de Windt, ttie explorer, concerning alleged cruel ties practiced upon exiles in some of the Siberian outposts. One station In patricular the explorer described as "a hell upon earth," and said: "Of all the men and women there only two are accused of actual crime. The others nxe political agitators." ' , "I don't know Mr de Windt,", said the grand duke. "Of . course Russian discipline is strict in Siberia. It has to be so. England and France have treaeJL prisoners more severely than have the Russian authorities the exiles to Siberia., "Why there should be such a thing as an exile system in any country is another question. Once In Siberia, for whatever cause; the prisoners, or ex iles if you please, are riot subjected to inhuman treatment. "There, may be, and doubtless are, isolated cases of undue severity, as in the prisons ..and asylums of the United States and other countries. The re sponsible Russian authorities always see that justice is done in these cases. It Is a fact that thousands of exiles, whexv pardoned. and free to return to Russia, elect to stay in Siberia. Thou sands of them are prosperous and hap py in that far away laud to-day." FIRE IN BANK BUILDING. Loss Wili Be $50,000 Offices Deluged With Water. ( New York, Aug 11. The New York bank building, a six-story browjistone structure at the corner of Wall and William street, was damaged by fire to the. extent of $50,000 early, to-day. The first floor, basement and a portion of the top floor Is occupied by the bank. The remainder of the building is used as offices. The fire started In an office on the third fl6or. Several other offices on that floor were dam aged and the . top floor was almost burned out. s The bank portion of tho building down . stairs and the safety deposit "vaults were deluged with water. . NEW CHURCH FORMED. A Philippine Catholic. Society to Op poiie the Roman Rule, MANILA, Aug. 11. Isabelo de los Reyes, the labor leader; Pascual Po blete, formerly a member: of the Katl punan secret society and La Union Obrera Democratica (the Workmen's Democratic union), have organized a Philippine Catholic church in defec tion from the Roman Catholic "church. Governor Taft, Dr. Pardo de Tavera, a member of the Philippine commis sion, and Aguinaldo have been appoint ed honorary presidents of the organiza ) tlon, and Father Gregoria Aglipay, l native who was recently excomniunl cated by the Catholic church, has been made bishop of the Philippine Islands. Fourteen junior bishops and a large lay council have been named. The lat ter Includes Felipe Buencainino, one of the leaders of the Federal party. Pascual Poblete has taken the presi dency and Isabelo de los Reyes the sec-' retaryship of the new organization. Several native priests who were named bishops have declined to accept. It is expected that Governor Taft will decline his honorary presidency when he hears of his appointment. Opinion here as to the growth and effect of this movement is divided. In some quarters it is ridiculed, while- in others it is considered serious. Some people say it will further upset the political situation and create unrest and possibly a clash between the regu lar Catholics and the dissenters. SEVEN BURNED TO DEATH. Hotel In Which Were Seventy-five Per mo ns Destroyed. : SAN ANGELO, Tex., Aug. 11. Fire yesterday destroyed the Landon hotel, burning seven people to a crisp and doing a property damage of $75,000. . All the bodies that have been recov ered are fearfully charred and in no condition to be moved except in blan kets. When the clerk discovered the flames at 2 o'clock in the morning, the in terior of the dining room was a gulf of flame, and he could not get through. He rushed up the main stairway, kick ing in doors and calling out at the top of his voice. Most of the guests were aroused by this means and by the dis charge of firearms. There were seventy-five people in the house, and all of them got out safely with the exception of the seven victims and three others who have not yet been located, but who are believed to be safe. ' In addition to the hotel three sta bles and half a dozen stores were burned, only the greatest efforts pre venting the wflole of the business sec tion of the town from going. Murder and Suicide. UTICA, Mich., Aug. 11. S. E. Sow er, a well to do farmer, who has been living in thjs village for several months, killed his wife with an ax as she lay in bed and then hanged him self In lils barn. Despondency over the fear that he was becoming insane and grief over the death' of his only daughter ten days ago impelled him to pommit. the crimes. SHEEP HERDERS ON RAMPAGE Two Killed While Attempting; to Take a Town. The Townspeople Had Slaughtered 5,000 of Their Sheep Mountains in Alaska are Emitting ' Smoke- and Ashes Captain Andrason of the Steamer Santa Anna Described the Scene as He Passed In His Vessel. Battle, Wyo, Aug .11 A crowd of Mexican sheep herders, attempted to take the town of Battle, with the re sult that two of, the,: hieihbers- were killed. One citizen waslhit in the heel, and Mlss.Estelle Sandii's, a resident, was severely cut in thejjface by, a win dow pane broken by stray :shot. Every man in town is armed, fearing the Mexicans will swoop down on-the town, a9 there are scores of them in this vicinity. The attaqfe was in retali ation for the slaughterof 5,000 sheep by the townspeople wfco had ordered the sheepmen to keep j away, as this territory is reserved for cattlemen. Seattle, Wash, Aug il. Mounts Re doubt, Ilmlana and Aiigustin in the Cook Inlet section of Alaska, continue to emit smoke. All three peaks were active while the steamer Santa Anna, which, has arrived from the northwest, was at Cook's Inlet. "It was a pretty sight," Captain Andrason said. "We were in full vew of; all three peaks, the farthest being not more than fifty miles distant. The smke did no,t ap pear to be very densi, , but enough a,shes have been scatt&ed . over, the show covered peaks, to ialmost blacken the white surface. There was no flame coming from either mountain." COMPTROLLER RUSSELL HOME. He Talks Interestingly of His Trip to ! Ireland and England. ( Comptroller Ma D. : Russell and his son John, a bright 9-y.ea'ys-old boy, are home after a trip to Ireland. Mr Rus sell was in his office to-day and looked much improved after thereIaxation.' It is just five weeks ago since Mr Russell left for .the old country. A short-time, one "would say, and yet it Is surprising how much he saw and traveled during that , period. To - a Democrat reporter Mr Russell said that he didn't do a great deal of sight-seeing, but after talking a while with him the reporter learned that the comptrol ler didn't let the grass grow under his feet while he was ' over there. He spent some time in Dublin and toured other places of Interest in Ireland, and then crossed ojer to jserrie England and spent a; week or so there. While talking to the clerk at the Hotel Cecil in London Mr Russell thought the gov ernment had mistaken him for a con spirator and sent an officer after him. Some one stepped up from behind him and told him that, he-was flelighted to see him, at the same time telling him to come along with him and he'd put him where he would be safe for the balance of his life. The comptroller looked around in surprise and there saw his old friend, the Hon Jean Jackues of Waterbury, offering him the glad hand. It was one of the pleasant incidents of Mr Russell's trip abroad. While in London Mr Russell visited the Tower and other places of interest, in cluding the house of commons, where he heard Joe Chamberlain deliver his address on the future policy of , Eng land toward the Boerg and also listened to Harcom't's reply; lie says Cham berlain is a fine speaker and . rarely uses a sentence but what can be under stood by ordinary mortals. He doesn't think that public speakers indulge in flights of oratory to the same extent men of that class do In this country. He found the members of the house a crowd of fellows who appeared to take things rather, easy. lie thought by the way they threw themselves into their seats that they : know how to enjoy life. . -' ' In Ireland he learned that laboring men are in big demand, and those who have to-do with public affairs in all parts of the country are very anxious to have-ibe young men and women re main at home, but for obvious reasons they didn't seem to be veiy success ful, for the average youth of to-day in that country has much the same ambi tion to dig out and try his luck in other lands as characterized those of the past, so that a large share of boys and girls leave there accordingly as they grow up, with the result that help is scarce and in consequence wages are high compared with what they used to be some years ago. He visited the Cork exposition and . was ' somewhat surprised to see that they had such, a magnificent display of almost every thing one could mention, especially an cient Irish manufactures..! The object of these is to demonstrate what the country is capable of doing in this line if the laws were not so framed that manufacturing of a certain kind is practically prohibited there. lie con sldergt Cork an up-to-date city and 'says it Is worth a trip over there to have a sail on the river Lee aud hear the proud notes , of Shandon bells in the old structure made, famous by Rev Francis Mahony's poem . entitled "Shandon Bells," the opening lines of which run something in this fashion; "With deep affection V And recollection I often think of those Shandon bells. Whose sound so wild would In days of childhood , Fling round my cradle their magic spoils." The Galtees. Mr Russell saya, still preserve all their primitive grandeur and have the same charm for the tour ists of to-day that they held for the chieftains and clans who made them their stamping ground in the dim dis tant past. They rear their massive heads high above the Glen of Aherlow and the surrounding country and will stand sentinels to guard forever the last resting place of many a brave .war rior who fought his last fight on and about that old historic spot. He brought back" a few souvenirs, but as he knows he will not have enough to go around he is. not saying who the fa vored ones will be. But the Democrat reporter doesn't care how others fare.' He got a Dane's pipe, and that's suffi ient to satisfy him- A PILLSBURYSUREOF SECOND The Great Chess Tournament at , Hanover Nearly at End. The Play This Morniug Was Spirited and Ended by Pillsbury Holdng Grip on. Second Place-Third Prize and Some of the Smaller Ones Are Still in Doubt Owing to Several Ad journed Games. , Hanover, Aug 11. The final round of the international chess masters' tournament, which was begun. in this city under the auspices of the German Chess association oh July 21, wras played this morning according to schedule I) of the Berger system, the players being pitted against each oth er as follows: ' Gottschall vs Levin, Tschigorin vs Mason, Pillsbury vs Swiderski, Jan owski vs Popiel, Berdeleben vs MIeses, Napier vs Olland, Atkins vs Marshall, Gunsberg vs - Wolf, and Cohn vs Suechting. - : When an adjournment was taken at 1 p. m. six games had been concluded, the remaining three games being ad journed in even postions. The results of . the games finished this morning were as folloAvs: Gottschall wxm against Levin, Tschigorin lost .to Mason, Pillsfcury beat Swiderski, Janowski beat Popiel, Gunsberkwent down before Wolf and Cohn and Suechting drew. Pillsbury thus . made sure of the second prize, Janowski having won the first prize on Saturday The disposal of the third prize and some of the other prizes is still uncertain owing to the three adjourned games. The results of these contests will affect most of the prize takers. r BANK WAS. HEAVY LOSER. Berlin, Aug 11. The semi-annual re port of the Dutch Genesenschaft bank emphasizes the existing Industrial de pression. The report shows that the bank' lost $807,000 in industrial enter prises. .m . BELGIAN QUEEN IMPROVED Spa, Belgium, Aug 11. Marie Henri ette, queen of the Belgians, had a good night and was able to leave her bed this morning for breakfast. s ' QUIET AT SHENANDOAH. Shenandoah, Aug 11. All is quiet here to-day. n . T1ouho-iiI ltilantl lioat Stranded, THOUSAND ISLAND PARK, N. Y., Aug. 11. The steamer New York of the Thousand Island Steamboat line, which went on the rocks in the Amer- lean channel just below Thousand Is land Park Saturday night about 12 o'clock with S50 passengers of the Un- i Ion Masonic excursion from Syracuse and, vicinity on board,' still remains fast on the shoal despite the efforts of the sister boats of the squadron to release her. The boat is high on the shoal and appears to be damaged con siderably and will have to be put In drydock for some time. After the ac cident boats weie lowered, and the people were landed at Fine View, just below, whence they were taken to their train at Clayton in the steamer St. Lawrence. v Typos In Session. CINCINNATI, Aug. 11. The annual convention of the International Typo graphical union met here today for a session of four days. The officers President James M. Lynch of Syra cuse, Vice Presidents C. E. Hawkes ot Chicago, James Mulcahy of St. Louis and J. P. Sullivan of Boston and Secretary-Treasurer J. M. Bra m wood of Denver have been here a week at work with various committees. Most of the delegates favor Washington for the next convention, although New ark, N. J., is a strong rival. It is con ceded that St. Louis will get the con vention in 1904, and Nashville wants it for 1905. Fatal Hallway Collision. DANVILLE, Va., Aug. 11. In a wreck on the Southern railway just beyond Wall creek, caused by a local northbound passenger train colliding with a southbound freight train, two men were killed outright and several others seriously injured. The two en gines and several, cars were demol ished, the debris being strewn for some distance down the track. A special re lief train was hurried to the scene with physicians, the injured being brpught to this city and placed in hos pital. , . ' - . . . ' ' . MraroKnun Volcano Threatens. MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Aug. 11. The Santiago cone of the Masaya vol cano in Nicaragua has been emitting vapors, accompanied by groaning sounds, for the lfist twenty days. The commissioners and the governor of the department of Masaya, in which the volcano is located, report that in their opinion there is danger of an eruption occurring shortly. The town of San Fernando de Masaya is situated at the foot of the volcano of Masaya. It has a copulation of 22,000 people. Oldest Actress 'Head. NEW YORK, Aug. 11. Mrs. Eliza Young, the oldest actress of the Amer- lean stage, is dead at the Actors' Fund home. West New Brighton, Staten Is land. She fell two weeks ago and had one of her hip bones broken. Hers was the first death In the, new home. Mrs. Young was nearly ninety-jtwo years of age. She was born in Lon don. She played for a quarter of a century there and in the provinces and in 1850 came to the United States. Flshlnft Outlook Good. ST. JOHN'S, N. F., Aug. 11. The steamer Virginia Lake has returned here from Labrador and reports the fishery prospect there to be excellent. The catch promises to be above the average, . w , IVES DENIES THE STORY Says He Did Not Utter Remarks Cred- lted to Him. Meriden, Aug 11. Franklin T. Ives, a member of the state board of media tion and arbitration, to whom were credited certain utterances concerning the trolley strike in New Haven, of a nature calculated to give offense to the strikers, was seen to-day by an Asso ciated Press representative and denied having used the language quoted .with reference to the trolley strike. " WASHOUT ON BERKSHIRE. Danbury, , Aug 11. Through traffic on the Berkshire division has been at a standstill all day because of a big washout near Merwinsvllle. The Berkshire 'express south bound has been stalled here since early this morning. Local trains were sent south from Brookfleld Junction. 1 CITY NEWS. Special forecast fork Connecticut: Fair .to-night; Tuesday fair and some what cooler: fresh northwest to west winds. ' A lady's silver watch and chain and a small sum of money, found on Cherry street, await an owner at the police station. - Court Stephen J. Meany, F. of A will hold a special meeting this even ing at Foresters' reading room at S o'clock; to take action on the death of Charles W. Wright. James Moore of South street and Miss Ellen Murphy of Washington street were married at St Francis Xav ier's church this morning at 6 o'clock by the Rev Father Curtln. J. B. Mullings & Son have decided to remove from the temporary quar ters occupied by them at 53 South Main street to the store at 43 Center street just vacated by the Colonial Trust Co. Margaret Mary, the seven months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Cullum of ' 520 Baldwin street, died yesterday. The funeral took place this afternoon with interment in Cal vary cemetery. - ' The city's appeal from the decision of the board of railroad commissioners in the matter of the trolley company laying their tracks under the Oakville bridge has been filed with Clerk Marsh of the superior court. The case is re turnable to the September term of the court. , ' Peter Bergen and Homer Ouimette were 'arrested this afternoon by Detec tives Dodds and Kennaugh for theft of a gold watch from Louis Largess in Frank Rochettl's saloon on Seovill street. At the police station the watch was found, on Bergen and Ouimette was discharged. , - The street ' department has com menced the work of widening Dublin street at the Byrnes corner, so called. When this and other contemplated Im provements In that neighborhood are finished it is said that the Seovill Man ufacturing Co W'ill lay a walk in front of their property on Bridge street. . Mary Frances, thirteen years bid daughter of Mr and Mrs William Ken ney of Mattatuck street, died yester day. Besides her parents she leaves three brothers and one sister, John, Thomas, Eugene, and Lucy. ,rhe fu neral will take place to-morrow morn ing at 8:15 o'clock. ' , George Clark of Maple street died yetserday at Durham, this state, of heart failure. Mr; Clark was 50 years old and was for some time past an employe of the Benedict & Burnham manufacturing Co. He is survived by a widow and three children. Ho was a veteran of the civil war. , The funeral of Robert Sheehan took place this morning from his late home on Stone street with a mass of requl em at St Francis Xavier's chtirch by the Rev Father Flemming and inter ment in Calvary cemetery. The bear ers were William Daly, Edward Mc Donald, Peter Gorman, Thomas Dol ling, Maurice Bunco and Felix Mc Donald. The floral offerings included a mound surmounted by a dove in scribed "Father," from the children of the' deceased; pillow lettered "Grand pa," , children of R. F. Sheehan; basket of roses, Mr and Mrs R. F. Sheehan and family; sheaf of wheat, Mrs Fin ton Sheehan. v Several prominent citizens think that Stanley park, so-called, should be rubbed off the map and the . spot ifc occupies used to make the road as wide as public necessity and conven ience require at that point It is lo cated in a busy thoroughfare at the junction of Cole, North Elm and South Elm streets, just alongside the East Main street trolley line, and Is consid ered by many a great nuisance. A big property owner told a Democrat re porter to-day that the board of public works deserves severe censure for al lowing such a condition of affairs to exist. He wanted the wire fence taken down and the whole square paved so-that it can be put to public use. Of course this is one way of looking at It, but it should be remem bered that others regard the park in question as a thing of beauty and want to see it stand there a joy for ever. The probate court was an unusually sultry place all this day. The heirs and relatives of Julia Hoey were as sembled there in response to a peti tion filed by Attorneys Coleman of Cheshire and, Klein of New Haven, representing other heirs, who alleged the former had In their possession $1,200 and certain documents belong ing to Mrs Hoey's estate and- which they refused to give up. Attorney Russell represented the local heirs, and Attorney Coleman went so far as to call them very unpleasant names. He had the floor the entire forenoon and resumed it this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Attorney Russell admitted possession of the money and docu ments, but claimed they were held by virtue of provisions In Mrs Hoey's will. The weather seemed to have no more effect- upon Mr Coleman than It did upon the north pole. He buck led Into Attorney Russell and his cli ents With a vigor that would hardly be excusable on a midwinter's day, but Mr Russell was able for him. De cision may be g"iven to-morrow. KILDUFF IS OUT. The , Mayor Withdraws" From v Shrievalty Contest PERRY ALSO WITHDRAWS Men Mentioned for Gubernatorial To . Bition on Republican Ticket .With-. , draws In Favor of Chamberlain- The Tammany Association is Getting Ready to Take a 'Hand In the Com- lng Campaign. . ' So much has been said as to whether, or not' Mayor Kilduff is in the race forj the shrievalty nomination on the demo cratic ticket that a Democrat reporter 10-uay tiecided to beard the lion in hia den and find out something definite. j.ne mayor was found In his office audi admitted that he was not in it thnuek he was aware that many desired toy i' see mm enter the race. One man tsald that there was no doubt in his nilaii ' but that Kilduff would secure the Wa i terbury delegation, and that from what ; he knewjf the feeling of democrats : an mrougn tne county the choice lay, between Kilduff of Waterbury and Charters of Ansonia. with a slisrlit preference for the Waterbury mam Ho was confident that with proper manage ment Mayor Kilduff could be nomi nated and elected by a sweeping ma jority. The mayor's friends are very much disappointed at his declination' to allow the use of his nam in connect ' tlon with the office, and consider It' rather unfortunate that the party now; na no local candidate for this impor-. ' tant office who can command the sup port of a united democracy. o -. The 1 Waterbury Democrat sava .thnfi while-there are about 11,000 voters In: that, town, about' 14,000 have reirls- ' tered under the caucus law. It ac counts for this remarkable condition by the multitude of duplicates on the list It is certainly a surprsing situ ation. Hartford Couranf If there aro.any evidences that the caucus law Is popular, it would be well to exhibit them conspicuously. It is criticised all over the state and some ' of the objections are almost Incredible. It is even charged that the law v planned for the purpose of compelling voters protected by the secret ballot law to disclose their party preferences. This is absolutely without foundation, but It Is being harped upon , until it ' has believers. The fact is that the law was designed to protect the cau cus from the raids of the professional caucus repeaters. There have been , not a few towns where men would vote ' in one party's caucus and tho same afternoon or evening vote in that of , the other party, and not bo any poorer for either vote. The law cuts that Industry out, and that is all that , it was designed to do. Hartford Cour ant", . ; :.'. , ' ' The directors of the Tammany nsso elation held a meeting yesterday after-, noon with a view to laying plans for the fall election. The whole subject was discussed and the directors agreed not to step into the arena for the pres ent, but at the same time no pains were to be spared in an effort to find s out what Is going on and put the soci ety In a position to aim at a worthless head as soon as It crops up. Oue oC the directors told a reporter yesterday. ( that Tammany is in better trim for ' n ilcrht now .than ever bofore. All the poor material has been pushed out Into the cold and the only stock on ; hand Is composed of tried and true men. He believed that a hundred votes can turn an election in Water bury one way or the other and felt" con fident that Tammany has that numbes and a few to spare. ", o ' John II. Perry, who has had an oc VUi9iuuut 1XK.TUI.1UJ.I iui iu .injiuinui.jvn for governor-on the republican ticket, has sent a letter of decliuation to tha' Hartford Courant In which he says: "Occasional articles Jn the press and many letters from and conversations with friends througliOut the state, re lating to the gubernatorial nomina tion this fall, satisfy me that I oughti to make public my own position in tho matter. I am deeply grateful for tho kind and over-aonreclatlve words which have been so conveyed. That they were undeserved , does not abate, ' I am ashamed to say, the peculiar pleasure conveyed by them. If E could believe that it was for the. wel fare of the state and the interest oC the republican party that I saould be a candidate for governor, I would not! try to conceal the pride I should take in the belief. I have said nothing, heretofore because I was sure that, as the discussion progressed, tue Desc man for the position, would certainly be evolved. I think the time has now arrived and that' my long-tlnio friend, Comptroller Chamberlain, la the man. I am unwilling to enter, j Into any contest with him for the nomi luation." MANY K. OF T. MEN THERE. San Francisco, Aug 11. The grand! carnival of the Knights of Pythias opens to-day, though the official busi ness of the order will not receive at tention until to-morrow. Thousands of visitors have already arrived f roitt the east and by Wednesday morning" it Is expected that from 50,000 to 75, 000 strangers will be in the city. ATTEMPT TO BURN CITY. Peoria, 111, Aug 11. An attempt has been made , to burn the business see tlon of the city. At this writing Clark's roller mills are burning. Neu miller's livery stables aud thlrty-sev en horses have been destroyed. OtheH smaller buildings are now burnlug., A) general alarm has Just been sent in. t. RAIN AT HARTFORD, Hartford, Aug 11. The rainfall lit this city between 10. o'clock this morn lug and 1 this afternoon was a record breaker. One Inch of rain fell during that time. The streets are flooded but no serious damage was reported