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WATERBURY. CONN. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1902. PklCE TWO CENTS. BACK TOJEW YORK Detectives Take Hooper Young to Scene of His Crime. DERBYITES WERE EXCITED ffhey Turned Out In Large Numbers to See the Alleged Murderer Board the (Train Attorney Hart, Counsel for SToung, Arrived in Derby Late Last Night He Say8 He Wants the Man Examined by an Expert on Insanity the First Thing. ! - Derby, Sept 23. Apparently uncon cerned, William Hooper xoung, m perpetrator of the ghastly murder of Mrs Annie Pulitzer in New York, left Derby early to-day lor New York lu the custody of two New York detec tives. His departure, in spite of its ear llness, was witnessed by Several hun dred persons who gathered at the rail road station, but the. prisoner paid no attention to the curiosity or tne spec tators in this last act In Connecticut's part of the drama.. Young was handcuffed to one of the big New lork detectives, but he went willingly enough, and to those who had watched the man's demeanor 'during the thirty-six hours of his Connecticut confinement, he presented the appear ance of one whose mind, was relieved of a tremendous strain. It had been expected that the New York officers would spirit their man away in the night, but at 6 o'clock Young was still at the Derby lock-up, and shortly after that hour he enjoyed a hearty breakfast. The original plan had been to take Young to New York on the train leaving East Derby at 8:53 a. m. Meanwhile, however, -word had been received from Captain Titus of the detective bureau in New York that a conference of the police in New York with' District , Attorney Jerome would be held at 10 o'clock this morning and that the presence of the prisoner was necessary. Accordingly arrangements were hurriedly made to take the man away on an earlier train. As early as 5:30 o'clock this morning a score or more of curious ones were at the lock-up, where until arter mid night a crowd of 300 had waited., hop ing to catch a glimpse'of the notorious prisoner. An incident of the night had been the belated arrival of William F. S. Hart of New York, counsel , for Young. Due to reach Derby at 11 o'clock last night, a rallfoaa. wreck de layed his arrival until after 2 o'clock this morning. Mr Hart' immediately went to the jail and, there talked -with Young for an hour or more. At the close of the Interview Mr Hart said: "If this man Is sane; if he is all right, I do not know what to . think. Ills story Is more like that of a madman. It is simply wonderful. I ,want to have him examined by an expert on insanity before I go on. His. motive was not revenge." Y A few minutes before 7 o'clock Ser geant Detectives , Hughes and Finley went to the lock-up. The prisoner did not appear to be suffering from lack of sleep. On the contrary he looked fresh and much better than yesterday when he went through the trying ordeal of . Identification. Young was told that he waa to be takn to New York at once. He made not the slightest objection Nonchalantly calling for a cigar and getting it, he lighted it and submitted gracefully to the process of being hand cuffed to Detective Finley. He was waiting:. He -wore the overalls and the rest of the disguise In which he was apprehended. Others to enter the sin gle hack were Detective Hughes, Chief of Police Arnold of Derby, a local pa trolman and Gustave A. Ernest, the young man who first identified Young yesterday. , The carriage was at once driven to the East Derby station of the New Haven railroad. Upwards of 300 curi ous ones were at the station. The mur. derer was hustled through the station and a few moments later stepped aboard the train leaving East Derby for New York at 7:18 a. m. The party entered the smoking car and, taking seats on the shady side, were soon off for New York via Naugatuck Junction, due to reach their destination at Forty second street, New York at 9:19 a. m. It was to iUiice j , u puysical cul ture instructor of Brooklyn, and Detec tive Sergeant Edward Hughes of New York that the prisoner admitted his Identity. MacLevy and the detective on their arrival were conducted at once to the prisoner's corridor in the jail by Chief of Police Arnold and Police Com missioner Atwater of Derby and Detec tive Sergeant Peter A. Finley of New York. The suspected man, who up to this time had insisted that he was Bert Edwards of Portland, Ore., was taken from his cell and met MacLevy in the corridor. "Hello, Hooper!" exclaimed MacLevy as soon as the prisoner appeared. There fWas no response and no sign of recog nition from the suspected mam- But when MacLevy again saluted him he eald calmly, "I don't know you." "Of course you know me," MacLevy said. Placing his hand on the prisoner's shoulder, he spoke in a low tone, for several minutes. Suddenly the pris oner raised his voice, remarking to MacLevy: "You should be sure ,of your Identification. This is a terrible crime for which I am held." Then at the command of one of the officers Young began to divest himself of his clothing that MacLevy might complete his Identification, but before he had finished he was led back into his cell, Mr. MacLevy and Detective Sergeant Hughes accompanying him. Then the officer told the prisoner form ally the reason for his arrest and the nature of the crime of which he is sus- K - x - - t,u i time admitted that he is William Hooper Young. He talked with the officer regarding his. return to New York and expressed a willingness to go back, at once without requisition pa-. pers. . While Detective Sergeant Hughes was talking with Young an acquaint ance of the latter, Dixie Anzer of llo fcoken, passed by his cell and looked Mr. Aazerj 3vhowas forruerlx. & business partner of Young, was some what In doubt about the identification of Young, but as he went by the pris oner raised his head and exclaimed, "Hello, there's Anzer I" During the interview with the offi cers which followed Young's admission of his identity he is said to have made a confession regarding the crime. The exact nature of this confession was not made public. It was said that Young had spoken of an accomplice, but one of tne officers when questioned about this replied, "If you say simply that a confession has been made, you will tell the whole st pry.!' New York, Sept 23. The train from Derby, Conn, with William Hooper Young on board arrived at the Grand Central station at 9:20 a. m. There was a crowd of 400 or 500 at the sta tion when the train came In. The crowd was quiet and orderly and no demonstration against Young was made. : . ; When the train was stopped the pas sengers were asked to keep their seats for a few minutes. Then Young, who was in the smoking car, wa3 taken off first nandcuffed to Detective Ser geant Hughes, and followed by Detec tive Sergeant Findlay, Young was led to a closed carriage and accompanied by Detective Sergeant Hughes went inside. Findlay then jumped on the seat with the driver, and with a police man standing on each side step the carriage started for police headquar ters. . . , V- : " When headauarters was reached Young was led through a large crowd that had gathered to see him. He rdainlv was In a condition bordering cm collapse when, led up the steps. Shortly . afterwards .Lawyer Mart, Youngs counsel, appeared and said in reply to inquiries: "Young is an inno cent man. The police believe they have got him on ah alleged confession which he made before he had legal counsel. It will be proven that Young was not even an accomplice." New York, Sept 23. Captain Titus, chief of detectives, who telegraphed several days agefcto Seattle for infor mation regarding William Hooper Young, just arrested on suspicion of having killed Mrs Joseph Pulitzer in this city, has received a dispatch from Chief Sullivan of Seattle, saying Young lived there in 1901, aifd is still wanted on two charges of forgery New York. Sent 23. At therlose of an interview between Detective Can- tain Titus and William Hooper Young, Captain Titus said that Young told him that three weeks ago he made the acquaintance of Charles Simpson Eil ing. , On the nieht Mrs Pulitzer died they met the woman by appointment and went to Young's room. Young went out after some whiskey and when he returned the woman was lying on the bed dead, with a 'gag In her mouth, and Jtumng was gone. He made up his mind to notify the police,. vbut thinklnsr of the dissriee It. would brlns? on himself and his father, he decided to get rid of the body. Young was arraigned on an affidavit to-day, made by Detective Sergeant Hughes, and the hearing was set for September 30. The proceedings were brief and were withdut any unusual incident. DE WET'S SON DEAD. The Hague, Sept , 23. General De Wet has received a telegram from South Africa announcing the death of his thirteen-year-old son. The news greatly depressed the Boer leader. wheel Factory burned. Baltimore, Sept 23. The hub and wheel factory of E. Stlnson & Co and the machine shop of John B. Adt were burned here early to-day. Loss $75, 000. , FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. . Closing; Stock Quotation. Money on call strong at 715 per cent. Prima mercantile paper, B6 per cent. Sterling exchange weak, with actual busi ness In bankers' bills at ?4.86G254.S575 for demand and at J4.82754.82875 for 60 days. Posted rates, $4.S34.84 and $4.86&. Com mercial bills, $4.824.82tt. Bar silver; 61c. Mexican dollars, 40c. Government bonds steady. State bonds firmer. Railroad bonds easier. Closing prices: Atchison ...103 Ontario & West 35 T2..CC. & St. L..1G54 Pacific Mail .... 44 Ches. & Ohio... 55 People's Gas ...106V Del. & Hudson. 177 Reading 72 Erie.... 40 - Rock Island ....206 ' Gens, Electric... 192 St. Paul 196 Lead 28 Sugar Refinery. 12U& Louis. & Nash.. 153 Texas Paclllo .. 60& Manhattan Con 137 Union Paclfio ..109 Missouri Pae... J21 Wabash pref. .. 62 ri. x. central. ..163 - west, union 95 Ifew York Market. FLOUR Held higher, checking de mand; Minnesota patents. J3.804; winter straights, $3.353.50; winter extras, $?.85 3.10: winter patents, $3.603.90. WHEAT Opened firm and active, ad vancing on a big Jump In September at Chicago and general covering; later it eased off, but again rallied on further de mand from shorts and a small visible supply Increase; December, 74 6-1674.c May. 7575c. ' RYE Steady; state, 5555c, c. 1. f New York; No. 2 western, 68c, f. o. bi! afloat; No. 2, 5656c, track. CORN On fears that the heavy rains west would check the movement com ruled strong and fairly active: Decem ber, 50ffi50 ll-16c; May, 4346c. . OATS Dull, but steady with corn track, whiia, state, 29ccf35c.; track, white western, 2935c. PORKj-S teady; mess, $17.7E18.50; f am- tARD Firm; prime western steam, 11.15c. BUTTER Firm: state dairy, 16Vi21c: extra creamery, 22c. . . CHEESE Firm; new, state, full cream, small, colored, fancy, llc; small, white. llc; large, colored, 10c; large, white, 10c. EGGS Firm; state and Pennsylvania, average best, 2223c; western, candled. 21'22c. SUGAR Raw firm; fair , refining, 8c, centrifugal. 96 test, 3c; refined firm; crushed, 5.20c; powdered, 4.80c. TURPENTINE Firm: 49c. bid. MOLASSES Firm; New Orleans, SO 40c . RICE Firm; domestic, 46c; Japan, ws Tap- AL.LOW Dull; city, 5c; country, B 6C HAY Steady: BhiDDlnar. 6570e eood to choice, 9&95c. - Live Stock Market. k mtV Ji"1 'MnKlrat it.nilo, Tlnsa 125; prime, $6.256.75; good, j(&5.75; veal calves. $SSe8.50. HOGS Market slow; prime heavy hogs. 7.850:7.9; mediums, $7.65S?;7.70: heavy Yorkers, $7.557.60; light do., $7.3n7.4o; lgs, as to quamy, w.?u; roughs, w& ,40. . - SHEEP AND LAMBS Market lower: fcent wethers, I3.S.W4; cull and common, $LSMt2: choice lambs, 55.405 60. . . STORY OFJHE FEUD. One of the Men Whom the Bui' lets Missed Talks. One of the Brooks's Started the Shoot ing and Said He Would Kill One of the Kiddles for Luck The Survivors of the Shooting Affair Surrendered . and Are Now in JaiW Eufaula, I. T., Sept 23. Describing the feud fight between the Brooks and Riddle factions at Spokogee, I. T., in which Willis, John and Clifford Brooks and "Old Man" Riddle were killed and John Brooks wasx mortally wounded, James McFarland, of .the Riddle party, last night said: "Willis Brooks and his two sons, Clin! and John, came to Spokogee armed and met Riddle at the postoffice. John Brooks stopped the old man and threatened to kill him. I was standing on tile corner when Riddle ran and Willis Brooks threw a cartridge into his gun and said he would 'kill Riddle for .luck.' He fired and missed, but Cliff Brooks then shot Riddle in the back of the head as he ran out. He fell dead. He was unarmed. John Brooks then told his father to look at me, standing on the corner. Willis Brooks and his boys began firing at me and I returned the fire. Willis Brooks f elL aros'e and began shooting again, but finally fell for good. The boys then went down, shooting to the last," ,- McFarland and the other Riddleites surrendered and are In jail. THE LABOR PROBLEM, Hon. Carroll D. Wrlffbt Says Deca ' nigne Ii a Good. Labor Platform.. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Sept. 23. Hon. Carroll D. Wright, commissioner of labor statistics, delivered an address before the national convention of em ployers and employees here last even ing. Mr. Wright took as his subject the question, "I there any solution of the labor problem?" 5 He said in part: "The question is not how to kill or to remove the cause, but to soften the struggle. If any effort has proved fallible, it is the. attempt to secure good, pure, individual character of stat utory enactment. Laws for the better ment of sanitary conditions have wrought many reforms, but they have not touched the heart of the problem', lessening the hours of labor has proved beneficial, but to a very limited extent. "As for arbitration, while I am favor able to the system in adjusting differ ences between nations or betwedn em ployers and employees, yet I cannot see in it a solution. , Arbitration simply means the interference of the public in the relations of the employer and em ployee. But law has always failed to adjust wages, and its efforts in that dl-, rection have done more harm than gOOd. " . "The Decalogue is as good a labor platform v as any. in religion we, find the highest form of solution yet offered. Next to religion comes constructive ev olutionthat evolution which believes In the potency of effort. The economic man is growing into the co-ordinatlve man. We are to have a new law of wages, grown out of religious thought. The old struggle , was for existence; the new struggle is for a wider spirit ual margin. The application of , this religious idea , is the true solution of the labor problem. The whole ques tion must be placed on an altruistic basis. Man's average conduct is not better than his character. His treat ment of .his fellows is consistent with his sense of justice. "Out of this new struggle is growing a new political economy which looks largely to the care and comfort of the men. Religion forecasts the social des tiny of man. The remedy may effect a . relief, but not a cure. This position reaches into the coming revival of reli gion which shall hold in its power the church, industry, commerce and the Whole social fabric." ROAD RESUMES TRAFFIC. Hudson Valley Railway Strike Seemi , to Have (Palled. SARATOGA, N. Y Sept. 23. While the motormen maintain that . their strike is still in force on the Hudson Valley railway, the company is gradu ally resuming its regular passenger service, which was interrupted for over three weeks. Cars are being moved on two of the frolley divisions in Sarato ga, Warren and Washington counties, and the f ul schedule has been in a measure , restored on the third section of the 100 mile system. ' Waterford, for saveral days the storm center of mob violence, is now com paratively quiet. Stationed there is Captain John K. Walbrldge and thirty men of Company L of Saratoga. They acted as guard to the cars sent to Me chaniscville and Stillwater. There were no riotous acts as the cars and troops passed through the several towns. Sev eral cars were run on the Saratoga di vision, and there were no incidents of a sensational character. Between Fort Edward and Glens Falls, the northern terminus of the line, regular trips were made during the daylight hours, and there was a large Increase in the pas senger traffic. All the cars on the sys tem, were accompanied by national guardsmen. At Fort Edward and Sandy Hill, where Company I of Whitehall is sta tioned, there was no trouble. The strik ers still declare they will win. Snerman to Leare Conereii. SARATOGA, N. Y.Sept. 23. Sereno E. Payne, chairman of the ways and means committee of congress, will be a candidate for speaker. It has been ettled here that Congressman James S. Sherman, who was General Hender son's chief rival for the speakership when General Henderson was elected to succeed Mr. Reed, will not again be a candidate for congress, but will suc ceed Colonel George W, Dunn as rail road comjnjjyjier, STRUCK BY A TRAIN One Man Killed and Another Perhaps ; : Fatally Injured. Rochester, N. H Sept 23. Israel Hall of Strafford was killed and John I. Berry probably fatally Injured in a collision between the team driven by Berry and a Boston and Maine train here early to-day. The ineixwere driv ing: into town to attend the fair. When anoroachine a railroad v crossing the colt attached to Mr Berry'.s wagon be Game unmanaceable and dashed in front of the approaching train. The animal succeeded in escaping unhurt, but Hall was killed instantly and Berry was Injured internally. Physicians give little hope of his recovery. r Hall was 24 years of age, and is sur vived by a widow. Berry is about 4o years old. . ' TRUSTEE APPOINTED Vienna, Sept 23. The courts have placed Prince Francis Joseph of Bra ganza (a member of tbto Austro-IIun-garian mission to the coronation of .King Edward, who on September 12 was acquitted at the Old Bailey, Lon don, of the charge of "misconduct un der the criminal law amendment") un der tutelage and have appointed Prince Catl Ludwig of Thurn'and Taxis to be his trustee and curator. . Official no tice to this effect has been published. INJUNCTION GRANTED. Buffalo, N. Y., Sept 23. Charles II. Hutchinson, a banker of Chicago, who is a stockholder in the Buffalo Racing association, has been granted an in junction In the supreme court, restrain ing the association from paying , out any more money in settlement of out standing claims incurred during the inaugtfraJ meeting,5 closed last Satur day, until the court lias-an -opportunity to pass on the contention that the property has been" mismanaged. TWO YEARS FOR ABDUCTION. Ellzabethto wn, N. Y., Sept 2S. Janles Ingram ' of Chioopee Falls, Mass, in the Essex county court to-day pleaded guilty to the charge of abduc tion and was sentended to two years' Imprisonment at Dannemora. Ingram married Helen Andre of Ticonderoga, N. Y., a girl not yet 15 years old, and a charge of abduction was made against him by the girl's, family. Jm Invade Switzerland. LONDON, Sept. 23. in a dispatch from Geneva "the correspondent of the Daily Chronicle says great indignation has been aroused at Basel, Switzer land, by the arrival there of hundreds of Roumanian refugees who have come in the hope of finding refuge in Eng land or the United States. Most of them are-utterly destitute and have no means of proceeding farther on their journey. The Swiss authorities will not allow the refugees to settle In Swit Berland because they are,-destitute. They have been relegated to one com mon room in the station and are re ceiving temporary aid from the local authorities. Great Fire In Turkish Towa. B.OSTON, Sept. 23. The executive officers of the American board have re ceived from Rev. James McNaughton, a missionary of the board's western Turkey mission, a letter, dated Afion Kara Hissar, Sept. 4, giving an account of a great fire there.. The city has a population of 25,000. The fire raged thirty hours, destroying 900 dwellings of Christians and 300 Turkish houses. It will be months before building is re sumed, and meanwhile the population is in dire distress, more especially the Phristians. Mr. McNaughton describes, the sanitary conditions as something frightful and fears an epidemic will break out. , .. ; 1 t Elephant Stir Up Thing. YINCENNES, Ind., Sept. 23. An ele phant on exhibition at the Elks carni val here went on a rampage and broke through a window at the home of Clar ence Duncan, a candy manufacturer. With its trunk the elephant upset a bed on which Mrs. Duncan and two children were sleeping and hurled one child across the room. The elephant then broke down the door of the house before it was subdued by its keeper. Mrs. Duncan is in a critical condition fxom fright. The child was badly huft. ' Eleven Striker Arrested. : HARRISBURG; Pa.,. Sept. 23. Elev en strikers have been arrested by Sher iff Reiff and deputies at WilliamstoWn, charged with disorderly conduct and brought to Harrisburg. The strikers are alleged to have stoned the homes and otherwise injured the property of the men who are working in the mines at Wiiliamstown. They were commit ted to jail for a hearing tomorrow be fore a Harrisburg magistrate. 7 t . Tried to Kill Czar.' LONDON, Sept. 23.-In a dispatch from St. Petersburg the correspondent there of the Daily Express reports an attempt to derail the train upon which the czar traveled from Kursk. Rails were removed on the two routes over which the czar might travel. In one instance the plot was discovered, and In the other the train was wrecked. The czar reached St. Petersburg in Bafety. - : Trylnu: to Cro the Great Sea. PARIS, Sept. 23. Count de la- Vaulx is making a second attempt to cross the Mediterranean in his balloon Mediter ranean. He made a favorable start from Palavas, on the coast of France. His destination Is Algiers. Five aeroj nauts accompany the count, and at latest accounts the balloon was twenty-five miles to the southward. A Generoni Panee. BOMBAY, India, Sept. 23. A promi nent Bombay Parsee named Nowrojee Manockjie Wadia has announced his Intention of devoting his fortune of nearly $5,000,000 to charity. He will give his property in trust for the bene fit of persons in any country deprived of their means of subsistence by, jsud Acn calamities, GflLLflGHflNTBOND CALLED Well Known Doctor Failed to Appear in Court. A Number of Cases Were Settled The Case of Harry Kershaw for Taking a Team Without Permission of tile Owner was Then Called and Occu pied the Court's Attention Kershaw Was Found Guilty, But Ills Attorney Obtained an Arresof Judgment. The disposition of criminal business began in the 'district court to-day. Ttie bond in the first case against Dr P. J. Callaghan for practicing medicine without a license was called, the doc tor not having appeared in court to stand trial. The bond was $300 and the bondsman Christopher O'Reilley. The following cases were disposed of by settlement: Joseph Yankulaun- ias, breaoh of the peace, $10; John Hurley, one case. violatingsliquor laws, $20; Louis Grusky, violating Junk laws, $100; Charles McGowan, resistance to an officer, $20. A case against Michael Callaghan for breach of the peace was continued to the December term, afli two cases against Charles V. Bolth for violating liquor laws was settled for $so. The only case put on trial was that against Harry Kershaw for taling a team without leave. Attorney Car- mody defended. " The evidence was practically similar to that arlven in the city court some weeks ago But for the defense there were a number of witnesses. Most of those testified to the good standing 6f Kershaw in the community, his general reputation ana ail about him- in that respect. It was brought out by the defense that .the horse, which belonged to Kershaw'd friend. Herbert- D. Davton. lame before the alleged taking without permission. Juayton and Kershaw Were first friends and there seemed to have been an understanding between them by which either could tak th ntwa team whenever he felt so disposed -and it was under this understanding Ker shaw, took the horse. But Dayton tes titied this particular horse was not in cluded in the agreement. A great deal of law was quoted and every, effort on, the part of the defen acted by as strong an effort by the deliberating about fifteen minutes the jury rendered a verdict of guilty At torney Carmody obtained an arrest of judgment, after which the jury was' excused until next Tuesday. A singu- l-afeaSuJf about the case 3 that tt Fa,beri a member' of -the Jury, as adjudged incompetent and incapal Nr,t0me ?me,ag0 by Jnde Benton of Naugatuck.. and--a conservator was ap pointed over hkn. L BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. Mayor Kilduff Convinced That Voting Machines Are Money Savers. The board of public works held a short session last night and adopted the report of the committee appointed to look after sites for locations for booths at the town election. The ac tion taken will be found in the report of the board of aldermen,, printed else where In this Issuo nf thA rfl,mnpr Mayor Kilduff, the committee appoint- ed to inquire Into the advisability of securing .voting . machines for use in this. city,. reported that he had looked intp; the . matter and was convinced from what he had learned that the ma chines would be money savers for Waterbury. ; . He made a trip to Hart ford to see how. they, worked there and was informed, that they gave excel lent satisfaction . In.. . the two wards where they had been. tried. . A pecul iar thing about the use of the maciflnes in, Hartford, was that a district com posed largely of. working people oper ated the voting matLihe to better ad vantage than those of one made up largely of business, and; professional men. The mayor, thought this was due to the fact that electors of the dis trict; where mistakes, occurred did not takie "pains to familiarize; themselves with the machine . in advance. He said it' would require seventeen ma chines to" accommodate. Waterbury and have one always in reserve. They cost $5Q0 apiece, which would make! tne expense jf,ow. it costs aDOUt $2,000 or $2,500 a year for election pur poses and the mayor thought if the city can borrow money at tluree and V half per .cent it would pay to get it and secure ;', voting machines and conduct Its elections on an up to date plan. He said he ' expects a representative of a firm that makes . voting machines to call upon .him jany day from nov; on and that after he meets the agent he will be able, to give further particulars.-, ; 5 ., ... ' MAJOR POWELL VERY LOW. Ellsworth, Me, Sept 23. Major J. W. Powell, director of the bureau" of eth nology, of the Smithsonian institute, who is critically ill at his summer home at Haven, is very low and his death is expected hourly. He suffered a shock last Wednesday and has since been lying unconscious. He is sur rounded by his family, who have been at Haven for the summer. REPUBLICANS IN CONVENTION. Saratoga, Sept 23. In a gaily deco rated hall the republican state conven tion opened this noon for preliminary business, incidental to the making of a state ticket and the drafting of a platform. State Chairman Dunn called the convention to order and introduced the Hon Lemuel Eli Quigg, the tempo rary chairman, who made the speech of welcome to the delegates. STRIKERS GONE BACK. Charleston, W. Va, Sept 23. Practi. cally all the strikers in the White Oak district are reported to have gone back to work and tbe mines In the New River section are said to be making dally gains. Forty-seven hundred and fifty tons of coal were loaded yester-Iay, PROPERTY OWNERS SLOW. South Leonard Street Residents Hid. Not Lay Walks. Some time ago property owners of South Leonard street talked in open meeting to the city fathers regarding the condition of things in that street, some of them making no bones of stat ing that the blame rested upon the shoulders of the officials. In order to show them that they were in error the city hastened to get things in read Iness .for them to lay walks, making the law date September 1. So far,, ft ia said, none of the interested parties have complied with the order and it is not likely that they intend to. N. J. Welton, who owns property in that street, was" asked to-day if he Intended to lay his walk and replied that ho was ready to go ahead as soon as the work reached him. He was surprised to notice that people who live there and want the walks for daily use should be waiting for him to take the initiative and frankly admitted that he was not going to do it. He said he would put down his walk when the parties north of him complied with" the order, but not before, 1 adding that ' it would be folly for him to make the outlay unless the improvement was made from the termination of the walk to his land. MAY CALL OFF STRIKE. Saratoga. N. Y.. Sent 23.--There was an Intimation to-day that before the close of the week the motormen may officially declare off thlr RtrUr against the : Hudson Valley railway, which has been in forie over three weeks. Weight is attached to the ru mor by the fact that last, nlcht nnd this mornlns auit . number of thei striking motormen' personally and by letter requested to Ibe reinstated. Guarded by soldiers, cars are being moved to-day on the three divisions of the company's line and the company expects to run on schedule time before sunset. , TO KIDNAP THE RAJAH. Victoria, K C, Sept 23. From Singa pore the steamer Tacoma has brought news that the Siamese have sent ,a warship to kidnap the Rajah of Tulo bin and that the Rajah of Fthi, who was kidnapped, some time ago, had been poisoned. The Rajah of Tulobin is to be kidnapped, as was the other rajah, in order to compel him to sign a document by which he virtually abandoned his right to the kingdom of Slain. Intense Indignation prevails among the Malays. SERIOUS STABBING AFFRAY. Winsted, Sept 23. Word was brought here to-day of a serious stab bing in Mill Brook Sunday, at which place Patrick Hogan stabbed his son, Tflomas, of Bristol, who had come to spend the Sunday at home. The blade of tire knife went within one-half Inch of the jugular vein. The wounded man was. driven to LltcKfield, where he received medical attendance. The wound is not a fatal one. ANNUAL CONVENTION. Hartford, Sept 23.-rThe annual con vention of the Catholic Young Men's National union was held here to-day with 150 delegates present -They at tended pontifical high mass In the St Joseph's cathedral and after the cele bration a sermon was preached by the Rev William O'Brlea FardoNv, a Jesuit priest of New York. " At 2 o'clock this afternoon the first session began in Foot Guard armory. PIANO MAKERS STRIKE. New York, Sept 23. A strike of 700 piaao and organ makers employed in several factories has gone into 'effect to enforce demands for a 10 per cent increase of wages and the nine-hour workday. Two thousand men gained their demands without a strike. TWO BULLETS EXTRACTED. Winsted, Sept 23. William L. Nash, who attempted to commit suicide last night by shooting himself, was brought to the hospital here to-day. Two bul lets were extracted near the region of the heart and his chances of recovery are very slight. CITY" -NEWS.' Stephen Shea was arrested this fore noon by Officer Dowling on a warrant charging him breach of the peace. George Miller's saloon on East Main street .was closed this afternoon and his license attached for a bill for $25. The attachment was in f avor of At torney Richmond, who claims Miller owes him for services rendered. . Edward W. Beach of Cliff street, sec retary and manager Nof the Manufac turers' foundry on Benedict street, is mentioned as a probable candidate for representative on the democratic tick et. Mr Beach is a son of George W. Beach, ex-superintendent of the Naug atuck road, and one. of the Siost popu lar young men in the city. ; At a special meeting of the officers and directors of the Catholic Women's association last night arrangements were made for the opening of the sea son which will take place on the first Monday in October, when the "several classes will be formed. As usual the opening of the year will be preceded I by the celebration of a high mass. This will occur on the first Friday in Octo ber, in addition to the regular classes there will be a glee club this season which It is hoped will be appre ciated by all lovers of music. At a meeting of the Central Labor union last night a vote of thanks was extended to Mayor Kilduff, the Hon F. P. Guilfoile, the American band, Waterbury papers, and all who assist ed in making the Miners Glee lub concert a success. Much regular bus iness was also transacted and the del egates listened to a ten-minute ad dress by National Organizer GriCfen of Springfield, Mass who spoke in behalf of the Retail Clerks' association. Re ports from the Labor day and miners' concert committee ewre read and approved. RITISH OPIN Hay's Note in Regard to Rou mania Being Discussed. NO GOOD CAN COME FROM It Unless Somebody Is Willing to CrusTS Roumanla, Says One Critic, Nothing Short of a Combined Display of. Force Will Better the Situation-- Great Britain May Take Independent Action If the Other Powers Sit ICRy By: ' London. Sent 23. "Nothing that wilt be of any permanent good can resolis from Secretary Hay's note to the power on Roumania's treatment of Jews un less somebody is willing to crush Rou mania, and no power seems anxious w take on that task." The foregoing quotation from the ut terances of an experienced British olll- cial represents the real opinion or tne British foreien office on the subject of the negotiations between America and Europe., and represents it with a terso straightforwardness which is not likely, to figure In the guarded, diplomatic re plies which Mr Hay's note will eventu ally produce. .The Associated Press ia able to snj that Great Britain's backing up of the United States in the Roumanian mat ter has only produced evidence that the signatories of the Berlin treaty ab solutely refuse to take other than mere ly sentimental action towards alleviat ing the persecution of the Jews. rlhe pfrphn'Tic of vl.w rpQ-nrdlnor the Amer ican note solicited by Great Britain has progressed sufficiently to convince the foreign office here that nothing ma terial Is likely to rasult. To achieve more than promises from Roumanla it is believed at Downing street and ap parently In the foreign offices of the other capitals Interested, that nothlsg short .of a combined display or foreo would be effective. : Insurmountable obstacles appear to render such a step Impossible. Intra-Eurorifan Jenlousio and the normally explosive condition of the Balkans In. themselves are suf ficiently powerful factors to induce a policy of united inaction when a ques tion of armed intervention Is involved. According to official statements the British foreign office has also received every intimation of a willingness m the part of several continental govern ments to seize the opportunity of con veying to the United State' govn)- ment the intimation that it is interfer ing in "matters which do not concern it," as various semi-official newspapers of the European capitals have put Jt. Joseph'II. Choate, the United Stairs ambassador to Great Britain, -' haw broken up. his holiday in Scotland and returned to London to-day. He, H likely to spend the next few days in dealing with the "Roumanian matter.. The Information gleaned from British diplomats or part of it will be unoffi cially communicated to Mr Choate foe transmission to Washington. The hopelessness privately enter tained by the British foreign office of effecting a change or heart on the part of the Roumanian government will not be allowed to interfere with the exter- ifal course of the negotiations, and there is still reason to believe that Mr nay's protest may result In a, formal, Joint note of the Berlin signatories de-, mandlng better treatment of the. Jews. ' A foreign office official said to a rep resentative of the Associated Press: "Roumanla will have no difficulty In ascertaining that such a joint note ls not supported by the only thing she Is afraid of, namely, superior armies. Her reply might be either evasive or semi defiant, according to the degree of se cret support she received from the other European powers. Academically, or as an International precedent such, a joint note might be of some use, but beyond focusing public attention on. Roumania's treatment of Jews and thereby creating certain temporary al leviation, I fear that it's practical ef; rect may De niL However, we can only; In the event of the other European powers refusing" to take joint action, Great Britain is quite unlikely to tiike any independent course. The Rrit-Uh note commits her to nothing exrct friendly interest in Mr Hay's sugges tion and a desire to .elicit the oiCJuii s of the other signatories. , A curious feature of the negotiations Is that the United States embassy oftU clals were quite ignorant of Great Brit-; ain's action in connection . with Mr Hay's note. The latter was communl- ated to Lord Lansdowne, the forel'jn.' secretary, through Mr Choate, but-th ambassador was not notified that Great Britain had dispatched a note ta th4 signatories of the Berlin treaty and only learned privately from Berlin that such was the case. v ; At the United States embassy a hope ful feeling prevails that something more than mere exchanges of con dolences over innumanity may result Roumanian Jews. ! . BALE PROHIBITED. ' St Petersburg, Sept 23. The minis-, ter of the interior, M. von Plehwe, has prohbited the sale cfn the streets of.thei Petersburg-Ska ja Gazeta, a dally pa per. The Official Messenger .contain ing the notification gives no reason for the minister's action. Botha Asks Aid For Boera. ROTTERDAM, Sept. 23. General Botha, the former Boer commander, in a speech here said he had received $100,000 m aid of the destitute B'oera from Arthur White, an American, and appealed to others, to follow his exam ple, as the generals' purpose of obtain ing further compensation ror property destroyed had failed. They had no In tentloii of changing the peace condi tions, but they appealed for assistance for the 10,000 wounded, many of whom;, were incapable of working, and ' foe those who had lost everything. German'TfteoloKlan Dta.a. x BERLIN, Sept. 23.-Professor LuU hard t, probably the most noted strict-. i ly orthodox theologian in Germany, f: dead at Leipsiq at eJhti years of cga,