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WATERBURY. CONN. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1902.
TRADE WITH FAR EAST 1 Mm Unions In tiia Anthracite. Region Ara To-Day Appoiniing Their D3lepi8s; LOOKS HOW AS IF ALL HANDS WILL VOTE FOR ARBITRATION. Members of the Commission Have Not Yet Been Officially Notified of Their appointment-Grand Chief Clark, of the Brotherhood of Railroad Conductors, a member" of the Commission Says He Is Not In Favor of Compulsory Arbitration -Says, However, He Will Accept Position With Pleasure-Many Delegates Named At Mount Carmel and They Were Instructed To Follow Mitchells Advice. that the delegate will decide to care Tor all men whe are not given work at Wilkesbarre, Pa, Oct IT. All the lo cals throughout the anthracite eoal fields re-engaged to-day in electing del egates to the mine workers' conven tion to be held in the Nesbitt theater beer next Monday, to consider the ac ceptance of - the plan of arbitration nbmitted by PresidentsRoosevelt These" meeting are being held in ac cordance with the call ' sent out yes terday by the three executive boards. There Is nothing on the surface at this time to indicate that the arbitration scheme will not- be accepted. Presi dent jMitehell knows the sentiment of the men and would not have agreed to ; the proposition had he any doubt that a delegate convention would not ratify hi action. Objections will be raised on the floor of the convention to certain features of the plan, but they will not be of a serious nature. One of the many .- obstacles to be surmounted by the union is that of finding work immediately for all, the strikers. Every man wants his old place back, but as the companies have decided to take care of all men who have stood by them during the strike, there will be some disappointments. 0.uis matter will be fought out on the floor of the convention. Officers of the union confidently believe that It will be amicably adjusted. It, is probable once. New York, Oct .17.-E. . E. Clark, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Ball road Conductors, who was appointed by President Roosevelt as a member of the' coal strike arbitration commis sion, Is In this eity for the purpose of attending a. railroad employes' meet ing.' "I have not been officially Informed f W anointment " he said. "I will 0f with Treasure. 1 am a believer in arbitration,- but not In compulsory arbitration. I have a general Idea. of 4-u Ani-tnii ' the rnm mission. . This ,UC . strike has gone home "to the people more -than any other in the history of hnrlTltrv" ' . ' Thomas H. Watk!ns, another member of the commission, said be had not yet been officially notified of his ap pointment. Mt Carmel. Pa. Oct 17. Twenty mootiTifrs nf locals of the United Mine Workers were held In this region to rtnv nr.fi ripiptratea to the Wilkesbarre convention were chosen. In nearly every instance the delegates were in structed to follow the advice or fresi dent Mitchell and the district officers. CANNON BALL FOLLOWS MOON. Harvard's Astronomical Experts Had ' NewDevice for Photographing. Cambridge, Oct 17. Harvard mus tered her full force of astronomical ex perts to observe the total eclipse of the moon, which took place between 12:19 and 1:48 o'clock this morning. Fully twenty astronomers were, en gaged, and six1 large automatic cam eras followed "the moon in its career through space. - The object of these observations was more to obtain scien tific data than to discover any new and startling facts. Prof Pickering director of the Har vard observatory, said that the main things to be learned were the' amount of light which the moon gave and cer tain micrometiic measurements which determine points, spots and distances upon the surface of the sphere. Mr Pickering also said that the, eclipse would prove valuable in ascertaining thespeed of certain dim stars though space. This Is calculated by the time taken in passing behind the moon. Or dinarily the light of the stars Is lost as they approach the edge of the sphere, but behind- the clear-cut out line which this morning's eclipse gave absolutely accurate calculations were assured. v - '- ' Harvard's authorities introduced sev eral new schemes in following: the eclipse last night. One of these - was the adjustment of automatic cameras by electricity to a pendulum construct ed of a huare cannon ball. The cannon ball ran of its own initial Impulse, and was so lengthened as to go at just the . right speed for following the moon. STATE GAME LAWS- TRAFFIC IN . BIRDS. Audubon Society of Nev York to Take ., ' :Active Measures '.- - . - New-York Oct 17. What promises to be a lively campaign on the part of the Audubon society of ' New York state against the illegal traffic in birds and their plumage has been declared open at the annual meeting, of the so ciety In this city. William Dutcher of the. executive board read a statement addressed to dealers in birds and their plumage In1 which, after rehearsing the state and federal laws relating to the protection- of non-game birds, the so ciety, warned dealers of Its Intention to prosecute all violators of the law. Three thousand copies of this state ment have been printed and will be sent. to dealers, Audubon societies and persons and organizations interested in ornithology.- ELECTRIC PATROL, Hunters and Farmers Differ on Ques tion and Legislature May Decide." The discussion of the topic, "Is the 3ame Law a Real Benefit," discussed before the state board of trade yes terday, has created no little talk among the local hunters. It was the opinion of many of the delegates that the game law should be amended so as to protect the farming interests. One delegate said that he had placed the signs and overrun the farm killing the game birds, which he desired to protect. He also charged that hunting dogs had killed the sheep on some of the farms. As a result of the discussion, a com mittee was Instructed to go before the legislature this winter and procurean amendment to the game laws. They thing that an amendment should be framed prohibiting hunting, except the hunter shall procure permission from the owner of the f aria where it is desired o hunt. V Some of the local hunters say that such a prohibition would effectually spoil the hunting. They claim that such and arrangement would prove practi cally prohibitive and there would be no use to attempt any hunting. It Is likely that the hunters will mar shal their forces this winter and use their utmost efforts to defeat any such legislation as proposed. NEW. POSSESSIONS. St Louis. Oct 17. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co has acquired, or will soon- acquire, control of the At lanta and Vest Point railroad, from Atlanta to Montgomery, according to n report in St Louis,' and will merge the new acquisition with the Georgia rc.lr&ad. It is stated that the "Atlanta si 2 d West Point and the Georgia-rail-r.?.vl will be operated as . one System, yLe Louisville .and Nashville and the -.Mantle Coast line and the recent ac- Thi wSH raake -ru in tl.o s- -oth- y A' Bridgeport May Use Electric Wagon y . In Police Department. Bridgeport, Oct 17. The police com missioners are considering the matter of securing a modern patrol wagon for this city, and doing away with the ve hicle now used. Several other cities have done away with horses, finding the electric vehi cles more durable and cheaper to main, tain than horses. Among the eities that have begun the use .of the new kind of convey anees for prisoners are New York and Hartford. In talking of the matter last night a city, official said: "The first cost of the . wagon is very larye, but the cost for maintenance is less than for horses. The room for the batteries Is sufficient to run a long distance." President Beach of the police com mission is to be in. Hartford soon, and will visit the motor vehicle factory and make Inquiries regarding the cost, efficiency and desirability of the ve hicles. The present cost of keeping the -horses for tjrfe patrol wagon amounts to nearly $50 per month, or $000 per year. This Will be greatly decreased if a new, wagon is obtained. President Webb Read an Important Taper Yesterday,. New York, Oct 17. At the annual meeting of the American Asiatic asso ciation' President Silas D Webb said, in discussing trade with the far east: The work-immediately before the as sociation is of mere than usually im portant character, relating as it does to a permanent readjustment of our trade relations with China and to all the commercial development depend ent on them." Secretary Foord. in his report, said: "The conclusion of the new treaty of commerce, signed at Shanghai Septem ber S, by the plenipotentiaries of Great Britain and China,, brings to the front the question of what are the terms on whieh our government pro poses to meet the China government in negotiating the amendments deem ed necessary to the ; treaties of eona- meree and navigation. The most im portant part of the bargain which the j British government has expressed Its willingness to conclude is contained In the terms for the payment of a sur tax in addition to the import duty of 5 per cent, and the abolition of the Likin and other Interior taxes. This agreement he said, does not become operative until all the powers entitled to the "most favored nation treatment" in China enter the same agreement. The fact Is not to be ignored that Likln stations do not exist, said the secretary, as a fully developed system, in north China, and therefore, Ameri can trade suffers comparatively little from their exactions, while it would have to pay Its full share of the price demanded for their abolition. On the other hand, if the Likln system Is to continue, in spite of the provisions of existing treaties, under which a sur tax of 2Vi per cent was accepted as a full equivalent for all Internal tax ation whatever, there is every reason to assume that, means might be found to make it operative In the north as elsewhere. . . American merchants in China, and the affiliated associations In Shanghai, do not believe, the secretary declared, that the British - treaty offers a full guarantee against such possibilities. ROBBING THE DEAD. Hamden "Graves Despoiled of Decora tions Selectmen May Act. Hamden, Oct 17.-Tbere will be a tarring and feathering party toWn-. den before long unless present indica tions prove wrong. The res dentof the town are stirred up to a high pitch over the desecration of graves ia the Hamden Plains cemetery, and if the vandals are caught It will be no lau ga in matters for them, as the angry: residents Intend to take summary ven geance on them, and then . turn them over to the authorities to be prosecut ed to the fullest ; extent of the law.' Many cases of stealing flowers from graves have been reported of late, but the selectmen have taken no steps to stop It, and public seudment is begin ning to turn against them. The se lectmen are Lester Jones, James , C. Doolittle and Burton B. Potter. In a day or two they will probably ..receive a formal request to detail a constable to guard the cemetery. If they do not heed Els request" and take some action other steps will be taken by the people .to compel them to do so. The latest instance of vandalism was the robbing of the grave of Charles Gunn, who was burled on Tuesday. There was a profusion of beautiful floral tributes at the funeral and the grave was completely covered with them. i ' TURNERS DEADLY 81. Killed Hi3 Two Partners Then Himself. " And The Shooting Took Place After a Heated Argument The Three Dead Men Were Partners in the Climax ' Battling Company They Were Ad justing Some Matters in a Law Of fice, Which Finally Led to Hot Words , MEXICANS STRUCK BY TRAIN. Bisbee, Ariz Oct 17. Two Mexicans were run over by a train at Agua Prieta, across the International line from Douglass, Ariz, yesterday. -n was killed and the other badly Injured. The trainmen were- immediately ar rested and. placed in the Mexiean jail. They are Edward Patterson, engineer; Fred McDonough, fireman; George Mo Gorse, yard-masted, and-F. H. Kidd, switchman. Excitement is intense at Douglass. Superintendent Morgan has persuaded a party of railroad men not to cross the line to endeavor to liberate the Americans. TELEGRAPHIC TOURNAMENT. New York, Oct 17. President Roca of Argentina has held a telegraphic tournament in Buenos Ayres, com municating with the: presidents of neighboring republics, cables the Val paariso, Chili, correspondent of the Herald. At his request one of the Cen tral and South American Telegraph Co's .wires was connected at Buenos Ayree with the Argentina central office. President Roca conversed by wire with Minister Terry in Santiago. The line was put through to Rio Janeiro, via Uruguay. The manager at Santiago communicated satisfactorily for some time with Hlo Janeiro. . BROKERS ASSIGN. .'" ; New York; Oct 17. Theodore Gil man and Wlnthrop S. Gil man, compos ing the firm of Oilman; Son & Co, bankers and brokers of this city, whose failure was announced yester day, a3?I.Tned to-day for . the benefit of creditors to Bainbridga Colby. -. FEDERATION OFFICERS. New Yprk, Oct 17. A most sensa tional double murder and suieide took piaee this inorning in the onices of the law firm of Cautor; Adams and Mcin tyre. William C. Turner was the murderer and the ' suicide. , .Turner has been associated with Albert Ham ilton aad W. M. Mallard In a company known as the Climax Bottling , com pany. He was president and treasur er of that concern. Some differences arose between the members of the firm and Turner was accused of "certain defaults.' They met this 'morning in the offices of the law firm mentioned above to effect a- settlement. A heated dy.cussion arose between ; the - members of, the bottling firm and in' the midst of the argument, Turner drew a revol ver and shot his . former : partners, Hamilton and Mallard, dead and then shot himself. -' . ' Elected at Meriden To-Day Donahue - for President." Meriden, Oct 17. The last day's ses sion, of the convention of the State Federation of Labor brought the elec tion of eiflcers as follows: President, John J. Donahue of Derby; vice pres idents, Edward T. Miller ef New Ha ven, J. M. Blake of Hartford, Miss Ellen M. Foote of Danbury; secretary and treasurer, P. H. Connollj of Dan bury; state organizer, Joseph Cornell of South Norwalk; legislative commit tee, J. Berle, Hartford; Philip Daly of New Haven, and Martin Hickey of Waterbury; auditing committee, Isaac A. Beal of Hartford, A. S. Moran of Danbury, J. J. Mylord o South Nor walk; national delegate, Patrick J. Scollin of Danbury.- Mayor L a. Sullivan ef Hartford was offered the presidency but declin ed because of his duties In Hartford. "Resolutions condemning Senator Piatt for his action before the sou ato com mittee on edueatien and labor known as xne eignt neur bill, were passed. !3 is i B fLal u TAX LOCAL LABOR DISTURBANCES. SUCH A JOKE. FARMER'S BAD FALL. WAGES REDUCED. A Reduction of Three Per Cent at Sar- gent's Faetory Yesterday, y New Haven, Oct 17, A reduction of 8 per cent in the wages of about fifty polishers and sand buffers . employed by Foreman Griffen at Sargent's fac tory wrent into effeet yesterday. As a result there is considerable dissatisfac tion among the men and steps may be taken to demand the restoration of the old scale ef wages. President Sargent when seen yester day said that he knew nothing of the reduction, but admitted that a reduc tion on the price of some of the polish ers' work might have been made. The polishers and bun ers that the cut af fects are mostly Italians, though' y a few Americans are involved. All are members of either the Italian-Ameri can union or the Metal Polishers' an 3 Buffers' union. It is not known at thlg time whether the unions will take action on the mat ter but a member said yesterday that It would surely come up for a hearing at the next meeting of the union. BEVERIDGD ON THE TRUSTS. Pledges Republican Party to Remove the Evils Caused by Monopoly. , Bridgeport, Oct 17. A meeting ad dressed by United States Senator Bev eridge of Indiana and presided over by Senator Piatt of Connecticut opened the republican campaign here last night. s y Senator Beverldge spoke chiefly on trusts, and nledzed -the administration to purge them of the ev&s which are not being removed by natural causes. Fell Into Long Brothers' Cellar rand May Have Fractured Skull. . Hartford, Oct '17. Owen Haley, a South Windsor farmer, had bad fall in Long , Brothers' cellar y about G:30 o'clock last evening, and there are in dications that his - skull is fractured. In company with four other farmers from ; South Windsor Haley came to this city yesterday and bought a pair of hinges for a barn : door. They weigh about thirty pounds. The men had finished their tobacco cutting and after spending the afternoon in this city left the hotel to get a trolley car. Four of the men-left the building and Haley was partly out when he 'return ed "and started to go down into the cel lar to the toilet room. " ' - - ' i It was said that Haley was sober and walked very fast, as he was In a hurry to catch the car 'with the othr ers. , ? A terrible crash was heard from the cellar and John C. Long who was the first ' one who went down, found Haley at the bottom of the steps un conscious, y The pair : of hinges was In front of him and from the way in which he was found it was apparent that be fell on his face Haley re covered consciousness.dn.,a short time and he was taken ; to the police sta tion. : No marks were found upon him and there was nothing to show that he had had a fall except he was bleed ing from the left ear;- . . A pieces, of wire, about two Inches long, protruded from one hinge and it was thought that when Haley fell the wire might have entered his ear. Dr Mulcahy, , recently appointed a police surgeonvas called and for his first police case, he had a - puzzling one. Haley was. taken to the Hartford hos pital in the ambulance. Thero were some Indications : that his skull : was fractured and It will not be known un til to-day Just . how serious nis Injur ies are. SUES FOR FALSE ARREST. Danbury, Oct 17. Ira B. Wlldman of this city has- brought civil suit against Proprietor Long of the Central house,; Gettysburg, for false arrest. The suit resulted ; from some trouble the Danbury man and Mr Long had during the trip of the Danbury delega tion to the national encampment of the Grand Army in Washington a short time ago to Gettysburg. It Is alleged that an agreement was made whereby the veterans- were to stop at the Cen tral bouse for $1.50 a day, that the proprietor charged $2 and that when Mr WHdman refused to pay the extra amount he was arrested ag an ab- iwonding debtor and put under bonds The case was subsequently withdrawn by the hotel man. Damages of $5,000 are asKea. SCHOONER COMPLETE WRECK Seattle, Wash, Oct 17. The little Unalaska schooner J. H. Ward Is a complete wreck In Inanudah bay, Uni mak Island, Bering sea. Her passen gers and crew barely escaped with their lives and five of the number came near starving to death after reaching land. The revenue cutter Manning rescued five of the survivors and landed them at Dutch harbor. Particulars of the disaster were ob tained from Captain Charles Llhd- quist of the steamer Portland, which nas reacned this port. STARTED FOR MANILA. Rome, Oct 17. Archbishop Guldl, the apostolic delegate in the Philip pines, and his secretary, Father O'Con. nor, started to-day for Marseilles, from which port they will sail for Manila. They were bade farewell at the rail road station by a large gathering . of distinguished Vatican officials, heads of religious bodies and representatives of the ministers accredited to the Vatican. MUST CURTAIL LOSSES" New y York, Oct 17. Millionaires who are members of the new Atlantic olub in Piccadilly will not be allowed to lose more than $5,000 a week r at play, according1 to the rules, says a London dispatch to the Tribune. .The elub will be a common meeting plac for well known men and ' capitalists n both, sides of the Atlantic PRECIOUS STONES STOLEN. Duluth, Minn, Oct 17. Seven thou sand dollars , worth-of diamonds and other precious stones were stolen from the counter in the First National bank building here yesterday. The victim was Mrs T. D. Merrill, a prominent so ciety woman. ; Mrs Merrill had just left the safety deposit vaults where she drew out the Jewels and laid them down. Discovering her loss, she has tened back, but the jewels had disap peared. The police say there is no clue, to th thief. SHAW IN INDIANA. Oakland City, Ind, Oct 17. Secre tary of the Treasury Shaw spoke here last night. He said he was opposed to a reduction of the tariff, for the rea son that it would throw thousands of workmen opt of employm.ont He said the best interests bf the country would be. best looked after by the con tinuance of republicans In power. WANTS LARGER NAVY. East St Louis, 111, Oct 17. Secre tary - of the Navy Moody spoke to a large audience here last night. He made a plea for a larger navy, ,not for war, he explained, but because there was no more certain way to preserve jpeace tcan to be ready for warA Eloped With His Wife by Mistake i ,; She Tells All Yalesyllle, Mariden, Oct 17. Mrs Harriet Falkner of Yalesvllle is smiling broadly over the manner in which she tricked her husband into . eloping with her. Some time ago she learned so she says,, her husband was keeping company with a widow named Malloy, who lived in East Meriden. Perpenal investigation proved all was not right. One day while in a hotel cafe she overheard a conversation between a man and a woman who were hidden behind a screen. She recognized her husband's voice. The woman said she would wear a veil and carry, a bunch of chrysanthemums. Mrs Falkner slipped but and for the next few days closely watched her hus band. When he said he was going to Meriden and : started away In his carriage she followed on an ..electric car. Reaching this city she bought a banch of flowers and ran to the de pot. . There she saw who she took to be Mrs Malloy, her rlvaL Telling her there was a Yalesvllle man look ing for her further down the road, she watched for her husband's arriv al. He appeared just as the train . came. Sue beckoned to mm to come on and ran aboard. They were unable to procure" seats together and not un til they were In ' a Hartford restaur ant did Mrs , Falkner raise her veil and reveal her Identity. She thinks she has cured her husband , of all de sire to elopo again. , "I shall not sue for a divorce unless Mr Falkner's future actions are dif ferent than I anticipate," she said to day. ; - - CARRIE NATION iWAD3 'TEXAS. Union Not in Favor of Strike of y a later s Spoon Shop Strike, Tlie strike of the men employed in the Jumbo-fork department at Rogers fc Bros factory is still on. No confer ence has as yet been held between representatives of the company and the strikers, and as yet no efforts have been made by either side to hold such a meeting. General Manager Rock well is back from Meriden, but the strikers have received no word from him. It Is - rumored that the junibo fork department at Rogers 5c Bros will be closed indefinitely and that the work don in this department will be done in some cue of the many other factories which belong to the Interna tional Silver Co.y ' y Since the above was written Presi dent Daly of the Buffers' and Polish ers' union, went to the office of -Rogers & Bros, where ho Intended to have a conference with General Manager Rockwell in regard to the strike. President Daly stated that he was con fident that the trouble would be ad Justed to the satisfaction of all par ties concerned. , " S , In regard to the strike of fourteen platers at the WaterburyJManufactur ing Co yesterday. President Daly said that the union did not approve of-the strike and word had been sent to the strikers to return at once . if they wished to retain their jobs. Presi dent Daly further remarked that un ionism does not approve of such ac tions as those of the platers of the Waterbury Manufacturing Co yester day, and that when employes have grievances it is the purpose of the un ion to notify theconeern about them before a strike Is ordered, and see If the trouble cannot be amicably settled. If Not, Collector Thorns Take Action. May ONE MAN NOW IN TROUBLE. She Is ThroTrn Into the Gutter and " Driven Ont of Town. AUSTIN, Tex!, Oct. 17. Mrs; Carrie Nation has arrived here. She attempt ed to take "charge of a saloon on Fifth street and Congress avenue and landed in the gutter as a result. Alderman Bill Davis, proprietor of the place, was present at the time, and the reformer Immediately turned her attention to him, but before she had proceeded far in" her abuse of saloon men and their occupation Alderman Davis asked the visitor who she was and commanded her to leave the place. "I am Carrie Nation, sir' she said, "and was never known to leave a saloon hell until I got good and ready.'.' "1 am sorry, Carrie," replied the pro prietor, "but It makes .no difference who you are. One of us has got to go ut." Mr. Davis stepped from behind the bar, and upon Mrs. Nation's second re fusal to vacate he caught her by the back of the neok and one arm and threw her bodily into the street, and her satchel Immediately fallowed her. ; After being ejected Mrs. Nation spoke on the sidewalk until the crowd was dispersed by the police. She was forced to take the train out of town for her next speaking place. IN SESSION AGAIN TO-DAY. Albany, Ny Y.; The point session of the council of school superintendents of the state and Massachusetts Su perintendents' association was continu ed in the senate chamber to-day. The program was: "Elective .. Plan of Studies In High Schools," discussion led by Edwin P. Seaver, superintend ent schools, Boston; "Payment by the State of High School Non-Resident Pupils' Tuition," discussion ; led by Secretary James Russell Parsons, Jr, regents office. LIVE STOCK ASSOCIATION. Pittsburg, Pa, Oct 17. The fifteenth annual convention . of s 'the National Livestock association began here this morning with a meeting of tbe execu tive, committee. ; . Later the conven tion opened with addresses of wel come, y Three hundred delegates aro in attendance. , OLD OFFICERS RE-ELECTED. New York, Oct 17. At the meeting of the board of directors of the Dis tilling Company of America, the Ken tucky Distilleries and Warehouse Co, and the Standard Distilling and Dis tributing Co, held in this city, the re tiring officers in the various compa nies have been re-elected. . ELLIOTT ADDRESSED TEACHERS New Haven, Oct 17. President El liott of Harvard addressed the annual convention of the Connecticut State Teachers'" association ' which : Is being held here to-day. He took ' for his topic; "The Present Rate of Expendi ture In Public Schools Is Much "Too Low." City Court Has Granted an Execution, Against Richard Davey The Collec tor Says It Is Not Necessary to pienct Out Bills He Explains the Law1 and Advises People to Pay Up Rather Than Be Forced to Pay Costs ot : Court, ; ; Tax Collector Thomg was asked this ' morning if there was any probability, of anyone going to Jail for failing to' pay -.s taxes, and be replied that Richard Davey may take that trip any day, execution having been granted against him by the city court. Mr Thorns then stated tbe following: "The laws provide that the city shall, if it find no property of any delinquent taxpayer to levy upon, take the body of the tax debtor and commit hira to Jail. The tax collector would be neg ligent In his duty If he did not do this and any parties' whose names have been placed on the tax books by the assessors may as well understand, once for all, that these taxes will be col lected, and that they have no one to blame but themselves if they have to pay additional costs. Every one who thinks he is unjustly assessed and ought not to pay can go to the city clerk and petition tbe board of alder men that his taxes be abated. If the board refuse, he will have to pay. It' is not just nor fair either to the city, or to the other taxpayers that anyone should fall to pay his just share of the taxes, and I should not be doing my duty if I failed to use every lawful means to collect. I am personally li-y able for every dollar in .uncollected taxes, as they are charged to me direct ly on the city's books and am obliged; by the law to collect them unless they are properly abated by the board of aldermen. Everyone will be treated, alike, regardless of his politics, his so cial standing, or his official position. I wish to make this thoroughly clear so that no one who Is haled before the courts of justice and made to pay his taxes with an additional bill of costs, can complain that he has not had due and sufficient warning. "Another matter, that I think should be mentioned Is this: A great many taxpayers are under the - impresion that they must receive a bill beforo a tax can be collected. - There is no such' law. In most cities no bill whatever is sent. The taxpayer is supposed to call and Inquire if any taxes are due. It has been, the. custom here to try and reach everyone with a bill, but it is not the law. I do not know the ad dresses of every taxpayer In Water bury, and I have no way of finding them out. Anyone who owns any property in this town, whether it be a lot or a little business or a house, should come and inquire If he is on the list. If he is not, I cannot put him on. ' Likewise with military . taxes. Every man between the ages of 21 and 45 lg liable to pay this tax. The as sessors make out the list and I have. no power to add to or take from It. Anyone liable to pay this tax may sv himself a police court fine by Inquiring; If he has been placed by the assessors on this list. If he totally neglects the' matter he cannot complain If h hi summoned to appear before Judge Bur. pee's court and Is obliged to pay $7 to the city instead of $2." Bonton Democrats at Odds. BOSTON, Oct. 17. No nomination for congress was made by the Ninth district Democratic convention yester day afternoon, and the proceedings wound up In hurlyburly fashion, phys ical encounters among the delegates aloae being stopped by the energy of the police. As the time for filing the convention nomination expired at 5 o'clock the convention will not recon vene, and the Democrats must resort to nomination papers to be filed before 5. p. m. today. The failure to nominate was not unexpected. Five times the convention 'sat, and in a total of forty seven ballots taken the ' vote of ; 158 delegates for the three candidates scarcely varied from the start. Counterfeiters' Care Found. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Oct. 17. Hen ry S. Gloe, , an Orangeville farmer, while remodeling his house discovered a : cave under the foundation .which years ago had been the headquarters of a band of counterfeiters. On one side of the cave was a large, collection of molds, some made of metal and oth ers of plaster of paris, while sheets of hammered metal the size of - silver dollars, half " dollars, quarters and dimes were scattered around the floor. All the molds bore the date 1853. : KITCHENER GOES TO INDIA. London, Oct 17. Lord Kitchener started this morning for India to as sume command of the BirtTsh forces there. He goes by way of Paris and will visit Khartoum. Absolute secre cy was maintained regarding all the arrangements for his departure, so the general got ajvay unnoticed, y NOMINATED TO-DAY. WlHiniaDtic; Oct 17. The democrats of the seventeenth senatorial district to-day nominated for senator Austin E. Pearl of Hampton.- CITY .NEWS. James Toohey of Waterbury has ac cepted a position with the II. Wales Lines- Co of Meriden. Mr and Mrs Louis Passano will sail for England to-morrow, expecting to remain eight weeks. Mrs Paul Gallagher and sons have returned to New York after spending a pleasant visit with Mrs Gallagher's parents, Mr and Mrs Thomas Mc Grath of 77'J" East Main street. - : ' 3 iue yuuuv scuvuis cuoseu lo-ruay in Iftniw tr" oive tls. ton otters nn nnnnr- tunity to attend tho meeting of the State Teachers' , association at New Haven. Tho party left hero by way of "the Cheshire loop. y ".' It was reported to-day that the pr!e of coai had dropped to $y a ton. When asked .iDcut the matter one of the-dealers said it was no such thing. He didn't think that coal will be as low as that in Waterbury this win ter The present price is $16 and all some of them will deliver to a cus tomer is half p. ton. ; They want to divide it up and while things are work ing this way there Is not much likeli hood of a cut in prices. Mrs Margaret Knickerbocker of North Main street and Mrs Nellie Ney of East Main street narrowly escaped serious injuries on tfie Waterville road last night. The horse became unmanageable and dashed down x the high road towards the bridge under the railroad, striking the - vehicle against one of the abutments and up setting the carriage.. The occupants were pinned under the team and when liberated both were unconscious. They were attended by Dr Hoiroyd, after which both were removed to their homes in Lnnny's ambulance. Neither was seriously hurt One of those delightful "home even ings" for which the Catholic Women's association is becoming renowned was held last -night fn the . association's rooms. Twelve hands of whlstwere played, the winners being as follows: First Miss Lillian Monaghan; second. Miss Martha Corr; consolation Miss Bessie Fagan. After -the whist a musical program was rendered and re freshments were served. . The affoir was ablv managed by the Misses Ther esa Miller, Minnie Mnlholland, Eva Gullfoile and Lillian Monasrhnn. The committee for next Thursday night consists of Mrs Kate Cullinan and the Misses Rose Connerton, Kntherlne Shields. Katherine Harty and 21argar et Mulholland. COSTLY RESIDENCE BURNED. Waddingh&m House in West Haven in y Ruins. New naven, Oct 17. A flro that" started In a mysterious way last night destroyed the magnificent residence re, cently bought by Thomas Linahan of this city from the executors of the es tate of the late Wilson Waddingham, in the borough of West Haven. Tho property was tho largest and niost ex tensive hi West Waveu and was by many called "Wadcllngbnm's Folly." It Is said to have cost Mr Wnddingham, flOT:,VUV CALlUOl V W Vi IUIUIUUI.13 U" the land and stables. The structure) was of stone and brick, and through out was lavishly decorated with fine voods and stone carvings. Spontane ous combustions among some painters materials Is believed to have started tbe fire. Tt is said that Mr Linahan had about $35,000 insurance. - MADE ECLIPSE EXPERIMENTS. Chicago, Oct 17. President Gcorg W. Hough, director of the Dearborn observatory at Northwestern universi ty, made a series of experiments dur ing the eclipse of the moon last night to determine the amount of light re ceived by the satellite while In total eclipse. For this purpose Prof Hough used an instrument of his own Invcn- tion, the sensitometer, with satisfac tory results. ' In addition to this worlc a number of photographs of the differ ent phases were taken. ' GRAND HOTEL BURNED. Jamestown, N. Y., Oct 17. Tins Grand hotel at Point Chautuqua, one of the largest and finest hotels around Chautauqua lake, was burned to .tho ground this morning, together with its contents, also the amusement hall and a summer cottage owned by the hotel company. The hotel was owned by a Beaver Falls and Buffalo syndicate. The loss will be fully $200,000. MUST GO INTO DRY DOCK. Queenstown. Oct 17. The British, steam yacht Maria, recently purchased by Vice-Commodore Bourne of the New York Yacht club, which put in hero badly damaged yesterday, will have to return to Glasgow . and go into dry, dock for repairs. JUMPED FRG-i TOP STORY. Toronto, Qnt, Oct 17. Godfrey B. Rowdy, aged GO years, representing J. N. Crossley & Son of England, Jumped from the top story of tbe Rossin hous-J yesterday to the pavement and wu. instantly killed . - - t