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WATERBURY. CONN, TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1902. PRICE TWO CENTS. QFFiGRESSLAIH, Thugs in Chicago Had Revolver Battle With Two ol Them. Slid I BY MASKED 1 F i FIRE FIGHTERSATSAV1N ROCK Treasurer Snagg Presented His Report For the Year. JUDGE LOWE A 8 SUBURBAN DISTRICTS PEACEMAKER THE BOBBERS MADE THEIR ESCAPE iBoth Officers Died Before They Could Make a Clear Statement of the Af fairThe Fight Occurred in the Aris tocratic Section of the City Before Dawn and Created Considerable Ex-, : itement. - Chicago, Aug 12. Officers Timothy Devine and Charles T. Pennell, patrol men of the Chicago ponce department, were killed here to-day in a revolver battle with what is supposed to have been a gang of thugs. Much mystery surrounds the shooting, for both men died before an adequate accounf of the shooting could be obtained, Devine in the ambulance on the way to the hos pital and Pennell on the operating table while the surgeons wtfre probing for bullets. ; The fight occurred Just before dawn near Jackson boulevaxi and Ashland avenue, in the aristocratic section of the west side. The fusilade of shots aroused the entire neighborhood. Citi zens who heard the dying policemen groan rushed to their assistance and saw men running away. Officer Pen nell heroically staggered a hundred f eet to a patrol box and sent in an alarm for Assistance. At once the police set a drag-net for all suspicious charac ters and soon had six men in custody. Before Pennell died he was : able to ga?p out a few words about 'robbers," giving descriptions of two men. A CORPORAL, COURT MARTIALED. Charged With Falsifying Reports He Was Dismissed from Army. , San Francisco, 'Aug 12.-Corporal Thornton, who kept accounts for Sec ond Lieutenant John S. Davis, quarter master of McKinley camp, Hawaiian Islands, was recently court iriar tialed and tried on the charge of falsi fying reports. . The court which heard the case decided that Thornton was not guilty of crime, but it adjudged him guilty of conduct unbecoming his posi tion and prejudicial to discipline. He was ordered to be discharged from the army, to forfeit all pay or fees du him and to be confined at hard labor for two years. 1 The counsel for the defense declared that the testimony In the case showed a condition f affairs that permitted or lax and careless, if not dishonest, methods. Ma jor-General Hughes, to whom the court martfars first report arid recommendation were forwarded for approval, has reversed their decision.- He declares that a condition of affairs which permits such criticism as the counsel for the defense made to pass unchallenged deserves grave re proof. He also orders Thornton's sen tence revoked and the corporal to be re-enlisted In the service. PRINCE CHEN GOING, The New York Celestials Are to Give Him a Royal Welcome. New York, Aug 12. Prince Chen's visit to this city ends to-day and great iciBuauuuB nave ueen maue in uni natown to give the scion of. Chinese royalty a fitting welcome, for before he leaves, in the evening,, the residents of PelL Mott ' and adjoining streets will do honor In their own fashion to the visitor. " - As soon as the steamer on which Prince Chen came was sighted China town began to decorate with flags and yellow dragons. .Great stores of fire works and firecrackers have been , ac cumulated and from the time Prince nen enters tne precincts of tne colony the din and confusion, promises to be something beyond anything ever at tempted before by its Chinese denizens. PYTHIANS HAD BUSY DAY First Session of the Convention Was Held To-Day. - San Francisco, Aug 12. ThisVas a busy day for the Knights of Pythias, who are now the guests of San Fran cisco. At 9 a. m. the Imperial palace of the Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassan convened in Pythian castle. The supreme lodge of .the Knights of Pythias opened its first session at 10 a. nv In the Palace hotel, where an assembly room resembling, the United States chamber has been fitted up. The supreme temple-of the Pythian sisterhood met in Elks' hall at 10 a. m., and the supreme temple of Rath bone sisters assembled in Native Sons' tall at the same hour.. DEATH OF AN EX-SENATOR. Amsterdam, N. Y., Aug 12. Ex-Sen-etor James Arkell dfed to-day at his home in Canajoharie; aged 72 years. He was born in Berkshire, England, and emigrated when a boy with his parents to America, and settled at Ca najoharie. For many years he was proprietor of the Canajoharie Radii. In 1859, in company with the late Ad am Smith, he embarked in the manu facture of paper sacks, which devel oped Into a large and lucrative busi ness. ; He is survived by his widow and five children, William J. Arkell, the publisher, being one of his sons, ' AMERICANS COMING HOME. - New York, Aug 12. The Hamburg American line steamer Molkte arrived to-day from Hamburg, Boulogne and Southampton with cabins full of re turning Americans. At 10 o'clock last night before coming into port a heavy thunderstorm broke out from the northwest in which the lightning truck the foretopmast and shocked one f the men on the bridge GOT A BIG HAUL. '' Highland Falls, N. Y., Aug 12. The postoffice here was entered by burg lars last night The large safe was blown open with dynamite and stamps to the value of $1,500, $500 in curren cy.three diamond rings, a valuable bracelet and all the records of the of fice were" stolen. There is no clue to Jfca robbes, ; ' - White Man and Negro Taken From Jail at Midnight. Caught in the Act of Stealing Chickens They Murdered One of the Wealthi est and Most Respected Men in Lex ingtonThe White Man Before Be- r ing Strung Up, Said, it Was the Col ored Man . That Did the Shooting. Lexington, Mo, Aug 12. Charles Sel yers (white) and Harry Gates (colored) were taken from the county jail here by a masked mob at 1:30. this morning and lynched. They were charged with killing George W. Johnson, a wealthy farmer, who surprised them at his hen house near town a week ago. Before they were strung up Selyers made a statement to the mob, saying that Gates had fired the shot that killed Johnson. , Selyers and Gates were arrested on the day following the shooting after an exciting chase.- Johnson was one of the wealthiest and most respected men in the community and the feeling against ,the two men was intense. A mob gathered while they were being brought to town, but was quieted through the efforts of the officers and it was believed that the men would be permitted to stand trial. Last night shortly after midnight armed men came to town by twos and threes, most of them masked. They massed finally near, the courtyard in which the county jail is situated. The mob was orderly and well directed. A demand on the jailer for the prisoners meeting with refusal several members of the mob, who had come well pre pared, broke in the outer door, and made quickly for the cells of the mur derers. It took thirty minutes to cut through the steel doors. Selyers was taken out first, then Gates. Without further ado and without encountering any serious obstacles,, the mob started with their -victims for a point half a mile south of the town. There Sel yers was granted permission to make his statement, after which the men were strung up to a tree. The mob When dispersed. . . , -. : ' .THE VISIT OF THE BOERS Ajrrtyal of General! In England to Be Made Kreat Event. LONDON, Aug. i2. The arrival next Saturday from South Africa, whence they sailed July 30, of Generals Botha, De Wet . and Delarey promises to be the occasion of another struggle be tween Boer and Briton. The colonial office has made special arrangements for the reception of the visiting Boers at Southampton. The r naval review; will be in progress when the Boers ar rive, and after their reception by dis tinguished colonial office authorities. Lord 'Kitchener and other prominent persons they will - be conducted on board' the . steamer chartered for the use of the colonial premiers to witness the naval review. It is expected that Colonial Secretary Chamberlain will be on board the steamer. t The Boer leaders will spend Satur day night on board . this vessel, and Sunday they will be received by King Edward on board the royal yacht and In the presence of a number of - distin guished personages. The arrival in England of the Boer generals 'Will doubtless be the prelude to another round of lionizing like' that experienced by the late General Lucas Meyer should the generals decide to stay in England; but, according to The Hague correspondent of the Dally Mail, former President Kruger of the Trans vaal' and his party are equally anx ious to prevent Generals Botha, De Wet and Delarey from landing in Eng land. Members of the Kruger party have sent .urgent letters and cablegrams to Madeira in an effort to dissuade the generals from accepting British hospi tality. It is proposed to send a Dutch vessel to intercept them, according to the correspondent, and in any case Messrs. Wolmarans,' Fisher and Wes sels will go to Southampton with that Intention. ; ; South African Trade Conditions. CAPE TOWN, Aug. 12. The British trade commissioners who have been investigating trade conditions in South Africa will sail for home tomorrow and publish their report in England. In an interview one of the commission ers said: "Our revelations will come as a surprise to the British public The situation here is far more serious than any one imagines. There are fine openings in South Africa for energetic and up to ' date manufacturers, but trade is hampered by trusts and com bines which threaten to" cripple the de velopment of the country." Prospect of Strike Settlement. PITTSBURG, Aug. 12. The strike of coal miners along the West Pennsyl vania railroad which began on' April 16 may soon be ended. Vice president Uriah Bellingham of the district min ers' organization states , that a settle ment is expected in a short time and that both sides will make concessions. He declined to discuss the probable terms of' settlement. The district ex ecutive board will meet at headquar ters tomorrow, at which' it is likely arrangements will be perfected for terminating the long strike. ' Danish Island Sale Acsnred. COPENHAGEN, Aug. 12. The landsthing elections in the Faroe is lands resulted in a complete ministe rial victory. The campaign turned on the sale of the Danish West Indies to the United States, and the government captured all opposition wards. Other wards will hold elections next month A good ministerial majority is confi dently expected. The treaty will be taken up soon after the opening of the rigsdag in October. At the last ses sion those opposed to the sale of the islands had a majprity of three in the landsthinjj,. Was Hit in the Neck While in , the Tivoli Gardens. The Chief of Police Also Received a Bullet Wound In the Foot The New Russian Periodical. Which is to Bring About the Emancipation of Russia Has Made Its Appearance. St Petersburg, Aug 12 Prince Obo lensk, governor of Kharkov, was fired at four times last night while he was in the main avenue of the Tiyoli gar dens at Kharkov. One bullet struck the prince in the neck, producing a slight wound. Another bullet wound er Bessonoff, chief of police, in the foot.; . The culprit was arrested-, St Petersburg, J y j4. "Oswobozh denia," the liberal paper establised in Stuttgart by the exile, Peter von Struvo, to bring about the political emancipation of Russia, has appeared in print. V; , ; - . The periodical does not pretend to1 be a; complete news organ.. It prints no matter which is satisfactorily hand led in the legal Russian " press. The most important article in the first issue is "From the Russian Con stitutionalists." This is a carefully elaborated program of peaceful revo lution, and is apparently the joint pro duct of many pens. It cites and adopts Minister von Plehve's speech on as suming office, in which he said the sit uation demands "deeds, not words," and inquires if -he will continue the ruinous policy of . the last ; thirty years. AH . thinking . .Russia, these writers proclaim, demand serious po litical reforms. HOLMES TO BE JUDGE. President Names Successor to Justice Gray. .": '." -: . OYSTER BAY, N. Y., Aug. 12. Pres ident Roosevelt late yesterday after noon announced that he had appointed Hon. Oliver Wendell Holmes, chief justice of the supreme court of Massa chusetts, to be an. associate justice of the United States supreme court vice Mr. Justice Gray, resigned. . The resignation of Justice Gray was due to ill health. Several months ago he suffered a stroke of apoplexy, which Borne time later was followed by an other. He has not appeared on the bench since he was stricken the first time. His advanced age seventy -four years told against his recovery with serious force. Realizing that he prob ably never would be able again to assume the place which : he so, long had filled with distinguished ability and honor, he decided a short time ago to tender his resignation to the presi dent. , With the exception of Mr. Jus tice Harlan he served on the bench of the United States supreme court longer than any of his present colleagues. He was appointed an associate justice by President Arthur on Dee. 19, 1881, his service extending, therefore, through a period of nearly twenty-one years. Judge Holmes, whom the president has selected as Mr. Justice Gray's suc cessor, is one of the most distinguished lawyers and jurists of Massachusetts. His career , on the bench, particularly as chief justice of the Massachusetts supreme court, has attracted wide at tentions Like Justice Gray, he is a da tive of Massachusetts. v " , ; Justice Gray's Resignation. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. Justice Gray's resignation was not altogether unexpected. It was recognized that he would be unable to resume his duties on the bench, and the general impres sion was that he would resign at or be fore the beginning of the next term of court in October. His successor, it is said, will not take his place on the bench until after his confirmation by the senate. This is the unwritten prac tice in the case of appointments to the supreme court. Justice . Gray has been at Nahant, Mass., his summer home, for, some time. During his long career on the bench of the supreme court Jus tice Gray delivered a number of im portant opinions. He was remarkably "exact and deliberate and frequently spent considerable time in the prepara tion of his decisions. His specialty was will cases, although he participated in the consideration of many, of the im portant issues which came before the court. Justice Gray was with the ma jority of the court in the decisions in the income tax cases ' and the insular cases. Another important cause of re cent date was that growing out of the Spanish-American war in which Jus tice Gray decided against the right of the government to seize certain fishing smacks, the property of Cubans, which the United States authorities believed were giving aid and assistance to the enemy. Holmes Will Accept. . BEVERLY, Mass., Aug. 12. Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes was Informed of his appointment to the United States supreme bench at his summer home in Beverly Farms last night. He will accept the honor. He' was at dinner at the time, but left the table at once to receive the, message. Cape Haiti en Blockaded. PORT AU PRINCE, Aug! 12. The gunboat Crete a Pierrot, which is in the Firminist service, gave notice Sun day of the blockade of Cape Haitien, The foreign consuls here andCom mander McCrea of the United . States gunboat Machias protested against this action. Soldiers have again gone out from here, and a battle in a few days is believed to be Inevitable. The bad feeling against foreigners has in creased. Ex-Governor Cooke DeadV WINSTED, Conn., Aug. 12. Former Governor Lorrin A. Cook died early this morning at his home in this city. An operation was performed Sunday Afternoon frpm which he jieyer rallied. A Balance of Over Four Thousand Dol lars Stands to the Credit of the Or ' ganization Secretary Jones of West port Also Read a Very Interesting Report The Association Has the Care and Maintenance of Thirty seven Orphans, . New Haven, Aug 12. The nineteenth annual convention of the Connecticut State Firemen's association opened, at Savin Hock theater, West Haven, tnis afternoon, and will conclude to-mor-low'. The order of business provided for the official assembling at 2 o'clock with -a call to order "by President Thomas A. Gotsel of Thomaston. An address of welcome was delivered by Dennis A.' Klmberly,' warden of the borough of West Haven, and the re sponse was made by. President Gotsel. The early part of the session was de voted to annual reports of officers and committees. : , .; : In his annual report the secretary, John S. Jones of. Westport, stated: "During the year just closed we have had an increase of six new companies; two companies have . been reinstated, while two companies, have been dis banded and four companies have been Stricken from the rolt for non-payment of dues. The total number of com panies in good standing is 218, depart ment officers 114, and life members 17, making the total membership 349. From June 14, 1901, to May 1, 1902, I drew 172 orders on the state comptrol ler for state benefits amounting to $8,- 393. There is now In the hands of the comptroller the sum of. $1,627, which is available from the annual approWi ation of $10,000 for the state fiscal year ending September 30, 1902. In addition to the above there have been twenty-three ' orders paid by Treasurer Snagg, amounting to $1,694, At my last report our orphan list num bered, thirty-seven, and the number is now the same." The report of Treasurer Samuel C Snagg of Waterbury showed the fol lowing: Total receipts $7,935.96, total expenditure's $3,374.85, balance $4, 561.11. , , This evening the visiting firemen will be tendered a dinner by the West Haven .department. , THE HAITIAN CRISIS. Armed Intervention Ordered by the ' United States." WASHINGTON, A us. 12. Armed in tervention in the Haitian revolution has' been authorized by the United States government. j , v The navy department has received the following cablegram from Com mander Henry McCrea of the United States gunboat Machias, at Cape Hay tien: '.' -v A; "Your dispatch has been received. Having notified the Haitian admiral. Killick of 'my determination .to protect foreign commerce " and telegraph ca-. bles and to resist bombardment with out due notice, accepting terms, he re plies with notice to all foreign consuls that this port is blockaded in accord anceith the orders of cabinet coun cil established at Gonaiyes,- Haiti. Blockade is de facto and prohibits the entry of merchant vessels. Firmin signs proclamation. ; Moderate force expected to arrive today from Go naives. . L ought to leave my anchor age," . ; ''-'VS. In reply to this dispatch the navy department sent the following instruc tions: "If blockade ineffective, American and Cuban unprotected innocent neu tral vessels should "be protected in their international rights." Minister Powell has cabled the state department from Cape Haitien that the provisional , (Vasquez) government of Haiti has notified the United States legation that Gonaives, Port de Paix, Petit Goave and ; St. Marc provinces are in rebellion. The government troops . captured Petit Goave after strong resistance, in which many liv were lost. Flrmin's troops In retreating from the place set fire to and destroyed the town. Later the following press dispatch was received from Port au Prince: "A press correspondent , visited Petit Goave and found that the town had been entirely destroyed,, there being nothing left but a pile of ruins. -"About 4,000 are homeless and are greatly in need of assistance. The greater number of them have sought shelter in the Simmonds factories near the town. . . - "The French cruiser D'Assas came to Petit Goave with provisions for the sufferers and has returned to Port au Prince with 200 women and children and fifteen wounded men. The author ities refused to permit' the Firminists to leave, fearing they would go to oth er points to'take up arms again. "Each party ; accuses the other of having set fire ' to Petit Goave, but the general belief is that General Chi coye, the Firminist commander, re solved to destroy the town when he saw that he could not hold it against the Fouchardists." COMPANY NOT SATISFIED. - New York, Aug 12. George W. Clap perton, traffic manager for the -Commercial Cable Co, says, according to the Times, that the company is not sat isfied with the conditions imposed in the memorandum made public Satur day by President Roosevelt regarding the laying of the cable between San Francisco, the Philippines and China. He adds that a reply to the president's terms would be made in a few days. KRUGER SAID FAREWELU The Hague, Aug 12. Former Presi dent Kruger, of the Transvaal repub lic, left Scheveningen to-day after a cordial farewell to Former President Steyn, of the Orange Free State. Mr Steyn is Improving in health Asks Adjournment of Non-Sup port Case for a Week. After It Was Granted He Presented the Woman in the Case With a $5 Bill-r-Colored Bridegroom of Three Months Fined $5 for Assaulting Hs W'ife-vYoung Man Held for Superior Court on Charge " .of Stealing a Watch. ,;. . The troubles of Frank Coughlin and his wife were told in the city court to day before Judge Peasley. Coughlin was charged with non-support of his family. It appeared from his wife's story, that for some time he has held over, her the constant threat of desert ing hei Occasionally he would leave, but in ,a few days would return again. Three weeks ago he left and remained away a week and since then he has deserted her twice, each time staying away a week. Of late he has not properly maintained his children, his wife said, and last Sunday when she met and asked him on Pemberton street why , he did not return home to his family, he struck and knocked her down. ; Last week their youngest baby .died and while the house was full of sympathizing friends he assaulted her. - Matters have gone so far now that she could hardly live, with him again, she said. . A great deal of the trouble, she attributed to his mother, whom she accused of trying to alien ate his affections. Judge Lowe de fended Coughlin , and he said that -the real cause of the trouble was not told, and Mrs Coughln admitted . this. It was then proposed to settle the matter, but Prosecutor Durant said Mr Lowe was not an easy man to settle with. "I'm the easiest thing on earth," re marked Judge Lowe, to which Mr Du rant replied, "You remember the Sul livan case?" " " v "I do, well," said the judge, "and Mrs Sullivan is a beggar now, where as if she had taken my advice she would be well off." "Sullivan is out of the state isn't he?" the prosecutor asked, and every body smiled. This was an old case in which Judge Lowe defended Sulli van. It was finally decided to con tinue the present case a week in the hope of settling it and " toward that end Judge Lowe handed Mrs Coughlin a $5 note. James Hudson, a colored bridegroom of three months, was charged by his bride with assaulting her. They moved from Stamford a few days ago and during the process of packing their furniture the groom got "mad" and struck the bride. s It was on her bonaplaint he was arrested yesterday, but this morning . she was sorry"- and. wished to withdraw the complaint.; Hudson said he was married to his first wife fourteen years and never had a word with her. A fine of $3 and costs was , imposed on him. Peter Bergen was charged with theft from the person of Louis Larece or Largess of a gold watch valued at $18. The circumstances of the crime were told in the Democrat yesterday. Bergen said he did not know anything about the theft. He put his hand Jn his pocket to get a cigarette and lo! he found a gold watch there. lie was bound, over under a bond of $300 to the October term of the superior court. STILL DELIBERATING, t National Officers Want to Ascertain Spirit of Men in New York. New York, Aug 12. The national deputy grand chiefs of the Brother hoods of. Locomotive Engineers and dromon Messrs Yduneston and Wil son, with the division chiefs and the other local representatives 01 tnose two organizations, in the employ of the Manhattan Elevated railway, held an other meeting to-day. It was ascer tained that in an informal way tne views of many of the firemen and en irinpprs about the counter proposals made yesterday by Vice-President Skitt of tne. Mannattan company were ob tained last night by the local chiefs. fTliP mpetirier to-dav was held, it was said, to enable the national officers to ascertain tne rspirit or tne, men. DIED OF CONSUMPTION. La Grange, Ore, Aug 12. Professoi Charles W. M. Black, assstant profes sor of mathematics in the University of Oregon, is dead here of consump tion. Professor Black was on his wav to Colorado where he hoped his health would be benefitted. He be came seriously ill and was removed from the train in a dying condition. His relatives in Boston have been tel egraphed for instructions concerning the disposal of the remains., ARE SACKING THE TOWN1. Washington. Axis 12. Minister Bow- en cabled the state department kfrom o.avaoaa that our consul at Barcelona has informed him' by wire that Barce lona has been taken by tlie revolution isto and tTiev are sackins, the town. He asked that a warship should be sent for the protection of American in terests., ' ..' ' ' King" Holds Council. LONDON, Aug. 12. The king held a council at Buckingham palace yes terday afternoon. The retiring mem bers of the cabinet and their succes sors were present, ' The thousands of people who had gathered . outside the palace gave the heartiest reception to Austen Chamberlain, the new post-, master general, whom they evidently mistook for his father, to whom he bears a great resemblance. Subse quently the king held another investi ture of coronation honors. . AVe Have Another Torpedo Boat. BOSTON, Aug. 12. The torpedo boat De Long, built at Lawley's, in South Boston, has been turned over to the navy department. Rear Admiral John son, commandant of the Charlestown navy yard, receipting for her. 59 A TON IN NEW YORK. ISew.York, Aug 12. Domestic prices of anthracite coal were raised to $9 a Ion to-day. Are Getting All and More Than Outlying Districts Are Being Carried By the . City Taxpayers. , ' i Commisioners Reeves and Beach of the board of public safety, Chief Egan of the police department, Chief En gineer Snagg of the fire department, the committee to whom was referred for consideration and report the matter of fire, and police protection in the out side district of Waterbury, met last night in Chief Snagg's office and went over the whole ground. It will be re membered that a short time ago C. S. Chapman addressed a communication to the board of public safety relative to fire and police protection outside the old city limits. This was referred Xo, City Attorney Kellogg, who informed' the board that the outside districts are clearly entitled to police and fire pro tection, adding that the amount of such service would have to be determined by the board. The question was then referred to the committee already men tioned. Chief Egan favored the com mittee with the following statement, which should be read by every man who pays a cent of taxes: j 7 ; Taxation City of Waterbury, 1902. . total grand list. $14,240,811.00. District Grand List. Per Cent, of Grand List . Rate City, Inside District $ 11,948, 1 46.00 i 83.9 40 Mills Outside 852,141.00 6. . 35 " Town, Outside of City, 1 ,440,524.00 10.1 13 District Total Amount . Per Cent, of Total Amount City, Inside District ' $447,926.00 , 90.8 , " Outside " 29,825.00 ' 5.7 Town, Outside of City 18,727.00 . : 3.5 I . '. $526,478.00 ,v . ; . City, Inside District City, Outside District , Town, Outside of City Town Tax, $155,326.00 $11,078.00 $18,727.00 School Tax, 203,119-00 . 14,486.00 v v ' City Tax, 119,481.00 4,261.00 TOWN APPROPRIATIONS. For Roads, $15,000.00 For Schools, 416,000.00 State Roads, $5,200.00 Total $36,200.00 FIRE IN CARPENTER SHOP. Justice of the Peace Smith Lost His . Law Books in the Blaze. Westport,. Aug 12. Fire early to-day destroyed the large carpenter shop owned and ' occupied by George ; B. Smitbu Mr Smith is also a justice of the peace and lawyer with offices In a small building adjoining the carpen ter shop. This building was also de stroyed. The contents of both build ings,' which included .some valuable tools and a number of law books, were consumed. The fire, which Is sup posed' to have been of incendiary orig in, caused a loss of about $1,500. This is partly covered by insurance. ' WILL BE BURIED THURSDAY. Winsted, Aug 12. The funeral of the late ex-Governor Loren' A. 'Cooke will be held, from the Cooke residence on Monroe place Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The services will be very sim ple. The remains will be taken to Colebrook Center for burial. M'CREA SENDS CABLEGRAM. Washington, Aug 1. The navy de partment received a cablegram to-day from Commander McCrea of the, gun boat Macchias, dated Cape Haytien, in which he reports that the attempted blockade of that port by the revolution ists is Ineffective. . CITY NEWS. John eBrgeb, a laborer, was arrested this afternoon 'on a charge of non-support of his family. James Fallon, the 9-year-old son of Mr and Mrs Martin Fallon of Brown street, broke his right arm yesterday while pitching a game of . ball. i-r Galley was called. , . : A requiem high mass was celebrated at the church of the Sacred Heart this morning for- the late Mrs Delia Lawlor. Mrs Lawlor was a daughter to Mr and Mrs Richard Franklin of East Main street. ; . The funeral of Mary Frances Ken ney took place this morning from the family residence on Mattatuck street, with a mass of requiem at the Immacu late Conception church by the Rev Father O'Brien and interment in the new St Joseph's cemetery. -The bear ers were P. J. Edmonds, M. J. Ryan, L. J. Meany, J. J. Whitty, C. S. Mon roe and R. D Benedette. The floral of ferings included a pillow from the fam ily, a mount from her grandmother; basket of roses, Mr and Mrs Arthur Kenney; basket of roses, Christina and Joseph Kenney; bouquets, Ida, Bessie and Frances Corcoran,- Julia O'Brien, Jennie and Laura Dausch, Mary. John, Margaret, Annie and Lucy Brlody, Lulu and Sadie Grant, Katherlne En nis, Grade Lodge. Isabel McCue, P. Edmonds. John. Willie and Margaret Griffin, Annie Meany, Margaret Ed mondson, Mattie Kennev. Margaret and Marr Whitty, Nellie Heaney, Kit tie Rioi-dan, Kittle Moran, Keron and Fred Ryan. , PURELY PERSONAL Miss Julia Slater of Colchester Is vis iting friends oh North Elm street. Miss A. L. Butler of North Elm street has returned from a pleasant sojourn in the country. Mrs Michael J. Phelan and family of South street are enjoying a week's va cation at Savin Rock. Miss Elsie Barnes of Woodbury Is the guest of her aunt, Mrs James R. McCarthy, No 198 Wolcott street. Mr and Mrs Charles W. Bagley has returned home from Old Point Com fort and Washington, after a two weeks' vacation. - Michael J. Noonan of Wolcott street, and John, William and Miss Margaret Dillon of William street left to-day to tpend a vacation at Asbury Park, They Are Paying for Committee This statement xught to satisfy prop erty owners in the outside districts that without fire or police protection they are well ahead of the game. If they want police and fire protection such as the old city enjoys it would seem noth ing more than fair that they should pay for it. If not, why not? It is tho same old game the people on the out side want something for nothing, and naturally those who are doing the pay ing objecttothls and contend that if tua outside districts are to, share In the, benefits of our police and fire depart ments they should be taxed on the, same basis as those who do are. Probably they would gladly pay if the law was not so framed that they can not be assessed the same as their neigh bors, but this law can be changed, and In the opinion of most people who have given the matter a little thought the aggrieved parties should devote theii time towards bringing about a uniform method of taxation and protection in stead of looking for protection which It is plain they have no right to re ceive. DRIVER WAS SHOT DEAD. Robbers Secured $4,000 and Escaped , With Their Plunder. Tucson, Ariz, Aug 12. El Correo da Sonora brings an account of a daring stage hold-up near Mazatlan, Mex, by, three masked men supposed to have been outlaws. The robbers secured $4,000 and made good their escape with, the plunder Mariano Gordillo, f he driver, . attempted to whip up his horses and was shot dead: . The stage was full, but theTassengers were un- moiestea. a snipment 01 $4,uuu to a bank at Mazatlan was ,the booty tho robbers were after and when they se- cured this they allowed the stage tq proceed. WENT THROUGH DRAWBRIDGE Twelve Cars Piled on Top of the Lo- comotive. Elizabeth, N. J., 'Aug 12. A freight train on the Long Branch division of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, plunged through an open drawbride into the Elizabeth river to-day. Twelva cars are piled on top of the locomotive, which lies on the bottom of the rivei The body of one of the train crew has been recovered. Another man is said to be missing. QUAY IS WILLING. Asked to Use HI3 Efforts in Ending the Coal Strike. Atlantic City, N. J., Aug 12. Senator Quay says he is willing to do all In his power to end the strike of the an- thracite coal miners. George Llewel-! lyn of the Citizens' alliance of Wilkes "harrA called unon the senator and asked the latter to use his good offices In an endeavor to end the strike. BELIEVES IN FOOTBALL. Chicago, Aug 12. E. Benjamin ' An drews, chancellor of the'University of Nebraska, thoroughly believes In foot- ball as part of the necessary education of young men. . "If I had 100 or .1,000 children I would want every 'one of them to play football, If -they were strong enough, and to play It hard and! strong," said Chancellor Andrews in a leotmre at the Unlversitv of Chlcaaro. "Boys ought to be trained in strenu oiisness," he said. "That is the great value of football; it Is a school In en- durance, courage and resolution. Ii thoroughly, believe In the game."- BIG ESTATE DIVIDED. East Liverpool, O., Aug 12. Th3 will of Rebecca T. McCullough of Alt leghany, widow of the late J. N. Mc- Cullough, has been filed for probata at Lisbon. It disposes of an statoi of about $15,000,000. Mrs McCul lough's husband was formerly presi- dent of the Cleveland & Pittsburg railroad. The estate Is divided among a daughter, granddaughter and a grandson. POLICE ARE BALKED. Hunt, who has the Bartholin case in charjre. last nieht made the statement that a fraternal organiation is shield ing William Bartholin and balking' the) efforts of the police to find him. Th0 inspector, however, refused to give the name of the organization, and would not describe the methods it was using to protect isannoiin. BURGLARS GOT 100 PENNIES. Abington, Conn, Aug 12. Burglars who entered the passenger station of the New York, New Haven -& Hartford railroad last night secured about $1.00 In pennies from the ticket office. They, took a number of tickets also and; burned them on the floor of the wait ing room. All of the express pack ages were opened, but the contents .3 ere not taken.