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WATERBURY, CONN, TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS. OFFICER MENDELSSOHN'S FUNERAL IHWPOPL JUMPED INTO RI VER EATHS ON ANCHOR LINE STEAMER YOL. XVI, NO. 80. DURANT 1MB Dead Policeman Will Be Laid At Rest To-Morrow. BODY GUARD OF , POLICEMEN. Will Accompany the Remains to the Cemetery Coroner Pond Is Still Hearing Evidence Covering the Two Ieaths Daily statement of the Strikers." . The funeral of Paul Mendelssohn, the supernumerary officer who was killed Sunday night -while doing duty a vn11n,r naf will hp held fTOXXX hiS ' late home, 50 Beacon street, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be in charge of Speedwell lodge, K- of P. The remains will Jte taken to Bristol tor burial. The board of public safety twill attend in a body. ' v ' The funeral service will he conduct ed by the Key Oscar Haywood" of the klFirst Baptist church. a The following policemen have been eelected as an escort to the body: Cap tain Bannon, and Officers Keegan, Mc Lean, Cavanaugh, McEvoy, Hlckey, fowling, Moore, Halpln, Lawlor, Mc- 'iNDDC, Olaffey and Bergin. The escort Twill leave police headquarters in car-: rlagea at 1:80 o'clock and proceed di rect to the house of deceased. From' that point they will march to.Wolcott street and then proceed to the cemetery In carriages, on account of th long dis tance. ; ' , ' The inquest opened here yesterday by Deputy Coroner Pond, with a view to getting a clue to the slayers of Paul Mendelssohn, is being continued to-day. .Yesterday the coroner heard the evi dence of the, motorman and conductor of the car. Their statements were practically the same as appeared in the papers. The revolver used by the con ductor was a thirty-eight caliber, which clze is used pretty generally. All the bullets found in the car were of a dif . .t,.-T4-w n lifter. Several other, parties were heard during tne day - ' -v : it is douibtf ul if the deputy coroner will be through to-day hearing all toe 11 J.-U 4- Vnirs VvDQTI nlOfl Itl Oil thO parries uiai Mendelssohn murder case. Owing to the crowded conditions at the police station the hearing is being held this ' afternoon in the police court room. ' . The reward of $6,000, which will in tell probability 'De increa&ea iy u-v $7,000, will, prove a bait that will bring many- clever detectives to town. The Connecticut Railway and Light ing Co offers a reward of $200 for In formation which will lead to the ap- ... i H prehension or tne party or yurue iuau .a - .. t I m I 1 Ik jm was. A A , figured an tne assaults wmca uavo w curred in Waterbury during the past couple of weeks. - "V: At a meeting of the Centra Laibor union last night the murder of Officer Mendelssohn was discussed, and much Indignation, was expressed at the crime. It was voted to offer a reward of $250 for the information which will lead tQkthe arrest of, the guilty parties.' It looks as if the mayor and the board of pufoTIc safety,. Chief Egan and the police department are ' between the flevll and the deep sea, one part of the Community thinking that they are do ing too much and others claiming that they are not doing enough. . All good Citizens should frown upon , any at tempt to defeat the efforts of the au thorities to bring order out of chaos. (Without the co-operaion of .the people 4the police cannot accomplish mudh. A report has been published1 that William Fogarty, one of the strikers, .was the driver of the 'bus which has been referred to in the unfortunate af fair of Sunday night. Fogarty' s fam ily have been greatly agitated oyer this slander, bis mother, especially, wno is quire an oia iaay. as a mat ter of fact, Fogarty, about the time the affair occurred was in the other extremity of the city, on the 'bus go ing to Naugatnck. Every one of his passengers can prove this, "1 . The merchants, business and profes sional men of this city held a large and enthusiastic meeting last evening In Friendly league hall. In view of the situation to which affairs in this city have arrived, they have concluded that the time has come to declare their Independence. They voted unani mously to ride on the cars of the trol ley company hereafter and agreed to use any and every means in their pow er to discourage boycotting. At this meeting a fund amounting to nearly $4,000 was raised 'by subscription, $3, 000 of which Is to be offered as a re ward for the arrest and conviction of the party or parties who murdered Officer Mendelssohn Sunday night, and tthe balance of the sum above $3,000 is 'to be given to the widow of ,ft mw. dered officer. . ; The executive committee of the striking trolleymen gave out the fol lowing statement this afternoon: ; "This is the fifty-ninth day of our Strike and It finds the city of Water bury still bowed down in sorrow for the murdered police officer,, Paul Men delssohn ; and ? his bereaved family. The strike situation remains un changed. ' "'",'- ' ' We- sincerely endorse and approve the action of the board of aldermen Sast night in offering a reward for the murderer or ' murderers on behalf, of the city and requesting the state to do likewise.- We also heartily approve the action of the citizens' meeting in Friendly league hall in still further in creasing this reward. We are glad to announce that the reward was enlarged also at a "meeting of the Central La bor union last night, and when our delegate to that body reported this morning- that $230 had "been voted for a reward for the capture and convic tion of the assassins, the enthusiasm cf our men was unbounded. ""It may be interesting to the public to know that the late Officer Men delssohn was a member of the Central Labor body at the time of our strike, representing there a union to which he belonged at the time of his death, the Amalgamated Association of Wood workers. His was the motion by which the Central Labor union voted to en dorse our strike and give us moral and financial aid. The idiocy of suspecting any member of a union of having any information concerning or any con nection with his terrible death, is too apparent to point out. Brother Men delss6hn was an ardent union man and at the same time proved, himself to be an efficient police officer. "Our daily statements are subjects for considerable attacks ; and criti cisms at the present 'time. We are willing to stand by them, however, and submit to the public if anything we have ever 'given out has been of a fcharacter to inflame anarchistic or lawless spirits. How different from that communication in last night's American wherein a correspondent, behind a nom de plume, refers to the "poor fools of strikers" and to the "murderous work" of. the strikers' "ir responsible friends." Have any of our statements contained such good . ma terial as that for stirring up bad feel ings? ; V, v. "We also notice a criticism in this morning's paper, signed by an old and well known doctor, criticizing our sec retary for sticking to us In our fight for fair play and equality. This Is the doctor who stood out last winter and endeavored to have the laws ibroken by having people refuse to be vaccinated when so ordered by the local authori ties. The state board of health and about every physician in this and ad joining cities declared that we had a smallpox epidemic herev but despite that this venerable old doctor held that It was only a form of measles. His opinion had little weight at that time. As he grows older, naturally, that opin ion does not gain in avoirdupois. We will give the doctor $10 if he will fur nish us with: the name of one striker who, as he claims, stated that our com mittee published some things that the main body was not acquainted with. If the doctor is not bluffing, here is a chance to make the price of five k4out side calls. , :-: ; ,. ; v. ' "We are glad that the total amount of the various rewards offered for the slayers of Officer -Mendelssohn is large enough so that it will doubtless attract some of the world's famous detectives to this' city, in which case we trust that the perpetrators of that' horrible out rage will shortly be ferreted but and given the speedy Justice which, they richly deserve and are sure to get." . To- Btlter. Water For Cornell. .. ITHACA, N. Y., March 10. It is an nounced from President Schurman's office that Cornell university will -at once establish a chemioal filtration plant for the water supply . which is used on the Cornell campus. A con tract has been signed with the New York Continental (; Jewell : Filtration company for the installation of a filter at the university reservoir, near Reser voir avenue. The contract allows the company thirty -five days to complete the work of . installation. No typhoid cases have been reported of persons who drank only campus water,, which is obtained from Fall creek, but as an extra precaution the authorities have decided to filter their supply. Cincinnati Editor Dead. CINCINNATI, March lO.-James T. Gardiner, assistant city editor- of the Enquirer, died suddenly yesterday of heart disease. He was at his desk the night, previous as usual. He was for merly telegraph editor of the St Louis Globe-Democrat, but spent most of his life in newspaper work in Cincinnati. Ten Year' Job In Peking-. WASHINGTON, March 10. A. W. Pontius of. Minnesota has been ap pointed a student interpreter at Pe king. Mr. Pontius under the laW is pledged to remain there in that capac ity for a period of ten years at a salary of $1,000 a year. Fovrell Completes Hla Work, SANTO DOMINGO, March 10. Unit ed States . Minister Powell, having brought to a satisfactory settlement all the questions pending between the United States and the Dominican gov ernment,, has left - here for Port-au-Prince. President Vasquez has also left f6r the northern part of the is land. Temperance Christening Favored. ' TOPEKA, Kan., March 10. A resov lution has been Introduced in the sen ate recommending that when the new battleship Kansas is launched the christening be made with water instead of wine. . " v Kirtngul Rebellion .. Spreading. LONDON, March 10. The Daily Mail correspondent at Shanghai telegraphs that the rebellion in the .Kwangsl prov ince : is spreading seriously. Several villages have been captured, and au thority of the government in that prov ince is practically at an end. The popu lar hatred for the Christians, adds the correspondent, is displayed in the Shan tung province by the destruction of the churches. Tennessee Postomee Robbed. ELIZABETH, Tenn., March 10. The postoffice here was entered by burglars between 1 and o'clock' in the morning. The v safe was blown open with nitroglycerin, and' about $80 in cash and' $700 in stamps were stnlnn. STEAMER IS OV3EJBDU15L - : Glasgow, March 10.-Some anxiety is felt here for the safety of the An chor line, steamer Ethiopia, from Glas gow Pebruary 21,' now five days oyer due. She has on' board a number 'of passengers and has not been reported since she passed, Inishtrahjill, Ireland. February 22. ' The Duke of Norfolk Read a Loyal Address, Pope Leo Has Recovered From His Recent Illness and Is Quite Himself Again The Duke Was Accompanied By a Delegation of (British Catholics. Rome, March 10. The pope to-day received with great solemnity the Duke of Norfolk and a delegation of British Catholics, ; who presented the pontiff with ? greetings and offerings. The duke read a loyal ad&ess, which POPE LEO XIII. the pope answered, expressing his ap preciation.; The pontiff looked very well, considering his ; late illness. He said he felt quite himself again. 1 The following was the most import ant passage in the Duke of Norfolk's address: "v "We. cannot forget the noble series of encyclicals In "which you Shave regu lated the affairs of the church with the kingdoms of the world while -strenuously' asserting that independence of the Holy. See which Catholics throughout the' world will never cease to claim." ; WORK OF ARCHBISHOP. ... ' f . . , t Trying to Head Off Leader of Inde pendent Catholic Church. Rome, March 10. Another report from Archbishop Guidl .the AnnstoH. delegate in the Philippines, has just been received at the Vatican. In an account of the reheious condition, of the Islands, it says, the schism started by iiishop'' .Aidj2iav. thft leflder-of . the Independent Catholic church ia. the islands, seems to be graver than it at nrst appeared, as a strong- Fillnino party is raising false hopes among the natives of Independence from Rome, claiming that tbe expulsion of , the friars la" indispensable in order to ob tain the lndendenoe of the countrv. The apostate priestg are fourteen in It i gathered from good sources of information that the Vatican authorities are well ; satisfied with the energetic action of Archbishop Guidl, who has succeeded in checking the dissident movement. ; ' , THE BURDIOK CASS. Buffalo, N. Y., March 10. There were no new developments in the Bur dick murder mystery to-day. The po lice are receiving many letters of an anonymous character, giving informa-' tlon which the writers believe will re sult in the capture of the murderer. In one letter received from New York city the writer confessed to" the crime. Various clues are being run down, one given by a messenger boy, who says he saw a man on a bicycle riding rap idly about 1 o'clock on the morning of the murder, near the Burdick house. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Cloalngr Stock Quotation, Money on call strong s at 7 per cent. Prime mercantile paper, B6 per cent. Sterling exchange weak, with actual busi ness In bankers' bills at $4.8625(36375 for demand and at (4. 8325(34.8360 ' for 80 day bills. Posted rates, 4.834.84 and $4.87 4.87. Commercial bills, $4.S23!4.82. Bar silver, 49c. Mexican dollars, 38c. Gov ernment bbnds ' steady. Railroad bonds weak. Closing prices: Atchison 81 Ontario & "West 30 C, C, C. & St. Li 82 Pacific Mail .... 86 Ches. & Ohio... 46 People's Gas ...161 Del. & Hudson.. 170 ' Reading ......... 63 Erie 84 Rock Island 42 Gen. Electric 192 St. Paul .169 Lackawanna.... 255 Sugar Reflnery.ISS Lead 25 ' Texas Pacific .. 88 Louis. & Nash. 1184 "Union Pacific 93 Manhattan Con. 1424 Wabash pref. .. 48V4 Missouri Pac.i 168 West. Union ... 88 N. T. Central.... 141 Mew York Markets. FLOUR Inactive; and lower o sell; Mlnneerota patents, $4.104.25: winter straights, $3.5o3.6S; winter extras, J2.80 8.10- winter patents, $3.704. WHEAT Sold oft under weak cables, liquidation and bearish crop talk; May, 7979 7-16c.; July. 76 3-1676c. RYE Quiet; state, 57f62o., c. 1. f., New Tork: No. 3 western, 62c. f. o. b., afloat. wnfl x irmer on provision nouse sup ort, bad weather and big clearances! OATH Rtsnrtlflr wlih onrn- trarTr whlfn state, 4448c; track, white, western, 44 48c. PORK Unsettled; mess, $18.2519; fam ily, $1?319. 60. - ;.. LARD Quiet; prime western steam, 10.35c. - BUTTER Firm: state dairy, 1524o. extra ereamery, 2c. CHEESE Firm; state, full cream, fan cy, email, colored, fall made, 14c. ; small, white, fall made, 14c. ; large, colored, fall made, 14li14V&c. ; large, white, Jail made, 145i4c. EGGS Firm : state and Pennsylvania, average best. 19c. ; western, fancy, 18c. TURPENTiNE Steady at 67H68o. RICE Firm;, domestic, 4.; Japan, nominal. ' TALLOW Steady; city, 5c; country, HAY Steady: shipping, 5570c; good to choice, 90c.?1.05. s Live Stock Market. . CATTLE Market slower; choice, $5.15 B.30; prime. $56.15; good, $4.654.5; veal calves, $77.50. - . HOGS Market higher; prime heavies and mediums, 17.70; heavy Yorkers, $7.45 7.55;! light Yorkers, $7.307.85; , pigs, $7 7.15; roughs, S5.50(ff7. . SHEEP AND LAMBS-Market higher; best wethers, $5.756: culls and 'commpja t2. 25(33.50; ctoio lambs, SS,8&t Woman Drowned In Presence of Her Father DESPONDENCY WAS THE CAUSE Fortunately There Were None of the Passengers Killed The . Motorman Was Injured So Badly That He Died Ater Being Taken to tbe Hos pital. , ' , ' " .Waltham, Mass, March 10. An ex press train on the Fitchburg division of the Boston & Maine railroad struck a Newton street railway car at . the Moody street crossing to-day. Motor man Emerson Storer, of . this city was Beriously injured.' No one else was hurt. ; ,;: .' : " ' " Motorman Storer died at the hospi tal shortly before noon. He was 53 years of age and was tne oldest em ploye of the railway. He leaves a widow; and one son. , CLERGYMEN IN TROUBLE. Wedding Ceremonies Which Are Being ' Investigated. New Haven, March 10.A complaint has been made to Oounty Health Offi cer Hioadley of this city tliat the Polish priest of Wateribury, who a couple of months ago was excommunicated by the (bishop for eome "difficulty with the church, has sinice performed the mar riage ceremony In two separate ; in- stances In that city. There is a ques tion as to the legality of the marriages as it is uncertain what power an ex commundcated priest has according to the law. The case will be investi gated, "-'v '. Mr Hoadley Is also looking Into a complaint made against one of the cler gymen of Branford, who, it is. alleged, on February 22 married a couple with out a license. The couple now cannot understand their status under the law'. The clergyman states that he did not know ithiat a license was needed, none being required in New Jersey, where he came from. One of the 'parties Is a minor and as such cannot 'be married without the consent of the -parents. The couple applied for a license asking the town clerk to date It .back to the time when the first ceremony was per formed. A NEW TEMPERANCE SOCIETY. Bartenders of Jersey-City 1 About to , j, rFoTnr-One." Jersey City, March 10. The bartend ers of this city are discussing a propo sition - to form a temperance society. There will be a meeting to-night when it is expected the subject will receive consideration. One oi the leaders in the movement is quoted as saying: "I think the idea a good one. Why should not bartenders be total abstainers? The interests of their employers de mand ;that they shall at all ..times be steady, sober and industrious. Why should a. bartender be obliged to drink every time he is invited to do so by a customer. It is a . pernicious custom. I believe two-thirds of the bartenders are ready to become total abstainers." II Express Train Struck An Elec tric Car at Waltham. Had Been an Assistant to Her Father, Who Is Postmaster at Otter River Station After Working for a Time She Suddenly Started for the River and Jumped In Her Father Tried to ; Overtake Her; But Could Not. ? Otter River, Mass, March 10. In the presence of her father and in spite of all that the parent could do to restrain her, Miss Ida Warner committed sui cide here to-day by jumping into the Otter river. j The woman, who had acted as as sistant to her father, Francis Warner, postmaster at the, Otter river station, was 38 years old. Lately she had not been in good health. This morning she seemed to be, suffering 'from mental trouble, but undertook to' perform her duties. Suddenly Mr Warner, who had been keeping an anxious eye on his daughter, saw her start from the office and run swiftly towards the river, loo yards away. Mr Warner made all pos sible speed after her, but she reached the , bank first and without a pause, leated into the water. The river was deep and the current strong. Mr Wai, ner could not swim, tie snouted, ior helD and finding a plank .thrust that into the water, in the hope that his daughter, at the last moment, would seize It. The hope was vain, for al most the moment she touched the water her body was seized by the current and disappeared FIRE IN COAL MINE rtwmit. Mon. March 10. The fire in the Northern Pacific coal mine has hrrtken out with renewed vigor and the destruction of the entire property 1s threatened. The mine is filled with flames and smoke and it is Impossible for firemen to get watnin one tnousana foot nf the fire. Howard F. Welch. state coal mine inspector, is on the scene,; and as a last resort It ia pro nosed to force steam into the workings in an effort to smother the fire. HER CONDITION CRITICAL. Manchester, March 10. The condi tion, of (Mrs William Smith, -who was seriously stabbed on Sunday night by her husband, is considered .critical Pleurisy has set ie. and her recoveryMs doubtful. The One to Regulate Boxing Ex hibitions in This City. He Says He Believes the People of This City Want It Senate Rejects Objectionable Bill Quarantine Bill Reported Unfavorably by Committee on Public Health. Hartford, March 10. Attorney Har old R Durant, prosecuting attorney of Waterbury, appeared before the ju diciary committee to-day In favor of the bill regulating boxing exhibitions. He said he appeared for the bill be cause he was interested in, boxing.' He believed that tSe people wanted boxing and what the people wanted they should receive as long as it did not h- lenere witn me ngnis oi otaers. A hearing on the resolution providing for a state normal school at Danbury was held before the committee on edu cation this afternoon. Danbury was represented by Judges Scott, Dempsey and Walsh. The city would appropri ate $10,000 for a site and stood ready to atroroDriate more. 10.--T3ieienj Hartford. March 10.--T3ieAenate this morning rejected the bill providing that no citizen shall vote on the signature affidavit that during three, years previ ous he has not committed any unlaw ful act. ' . The house held a shortf half hour ses sion this afternoon. The comnllttee on public health and safety reported un favorably on the bill providing that no family shall be quarantined without assured tiroof of the v nature of the disease. The bill was rejected. WRIGHT TO BE PROSECUTED. Justice So Ordered In Chancery Dlvls- fr , ion This Morning. London March 10. Justice Buckley, in the chancery division of the high court of Justice this morning, made order directlne the official receiver, as liquidator of the London and : Globe Finance corporation, limitea, to crim inally prosecute Whitaker Wright,' the well known nromoter of companies, and untllize the assets of , the London and Globe to pay the costs of the prose cution. The demandstfor Wright's prosecu tlon have been Incessant since the col lapse of the corporation. After the public prosecutor declined to proceed the fund rro.lected at a meeting neia in this city January 16 to Initiate the prosecution of Wright ana otners con nected with the failure was started, hut It. "was srenerallv felt that the pro ceedings ought to be of a more official Character j nence tne ; application tuai. the receiver be allowed to take action. ThA pomnlusorv liauidation of the London and Globe Finance corporation, limited, bv the failure of wnicn con cem much American money , was lost; wa ordered October SO, 1901. The of- fiMni rwulvpr fltmonnced on Aueust 1. 1902 that he had Issued summonses against Whitaker Wright and Robert Leman to recover $750,000, In connec tion -with share transactions between the ; British-American corporation and the London and Glohe. At the same time the receiver . said it was, not proposed for the present to prosecute th d irectors of . the London , and Globe. - Some time previous to this a special petition was circulated on the London stock exchange, signed) by many influential men, demanding the prosecution of Whitaker Wright as it was considered that the credit of the city and the stock exchange demand ed a thorough Investigation of the methods of finance adopted by Wright and his associates. At the meeting held in London January 16 last of sup porters of the movement .to initiate the prosecution of Wright and others connected with, the failure of the Lon don and Globe it was resolved to raise a fund of $25,000. for this purpose. Arnold White, the author, who presid ed, said that unless the honor of the administration of English law was to remain under a cloud immediate steps 'must be . taken to sift the scandal. The reason the prosecution was not undertaken by the government- was because the directors were sheltering themselves behind members of the royal family. Harvard Man to Counsel Slam's Kfnar BOSTON, March 10. The Transcript says that it has become public from au thority which cannc-t be doubted that one and possibly two professors of the Harvard law school have been selected for important positions in the royal court of Siam. One of the positions ia that of legal adviser to ' the king,' a place of great, influence and responsi bility, as the action of Siam in interna tional questions will depend largely upon the advice of the holder of this office. The man who is named for the position is Professor Edward Henry, Strobel, A. B., LL. D., Bemis professor of International law. The name of the other man cannot as yet be announced. Troops Recalled From 'Colorado City. CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., March 10. President Meyer of the Western Fed eration of Miners claims that influ ences were at work which he believes will bring about' a peaceable adjust ment of the differences between the striking mill men of Colorado City and the mill owners and obviate the neces sity of extending the strike to the min ers. Governor Peabody has recalled a portion of the troops from Colorado City. . ' -.. '. v-V ) : . Reward For Bnrdlck'8 Slayer. BUFFALO, March 10 Two rewards amounting to $10,000, for the apprehen sion of the murderer of Edwin L. JBur dlck have been determined on, $5,000 by the board of county supervisors and a like sum by the city council. - Ex-Senator Jones Hai the Grip, WASHINGTON, March 10. Ex-Sen-tor Jones of Arkansas is confined to his bed by an attack of grip. MILITARY RECEIVED PAY. Co G May Turn' Theirs Into Company y i ; '. , Fund. , The members of Co A, O. N. G., were made very 'happy last night by receiving from the state eight days pay for their services when the militia was ordered out to guard the city af ter the Saturday night riot -several weeks ago. v The members were paid at the (following rates: Privates, $1.50 per day; corporals and cooks, $1.75: sergeants, $2.00; quartermaster and first sergeant, $2.25; second lieutenant, $3.82; first lieutenant, $4.11; captain, $4.98. All tout three of the men re ceived pay for eight, days. , Three were paid for seven days. - a number of the men who worked In stores and manufacturing concerns were also paid by their employers for the week jphat juiey -were on auty. - ; On Thursday night the members of Co G will receive their pay, provided they wish .ft Many , members, how ever, diesilre that the money shall be put into the company's treasury, like the money they receive from the state for camp week and field day. For the boys want to enjoy another trip, like the one to Washington last year. AFRAID OB1 FLOOD. Serious Overflow Looked for In sisslppi River. -Mis Memphis, Tenn, March 10 Engi neers are taking a grave view 'of the flood, in the Mississippi river. United estates Engineer Lucas, in charge of the nrst ana second districts of the Mis sisslppi river, says: We anticipate a serious overflow and, in connection with the local levee boards, we are-taking measures to meet it." s " ' A statement issued, by President Kil lough and Chief Engineer Pharr of the Saint Francis levee board express the opinion that there will be a very dan gerous stage of .water. The levees are in good shape and the engineers are confident of holding them against the flood. STEAMSHIP SERVICES. St Petersburg, March 10. The Chi nese Eastern railroad has inaugurated steamship ;' services from Dalny ' to Shanghai and from Dalny to Nagasaki, for the conveyance of passengers. The journey from Paris to Shanghai or fo Nagasaki can nowjbe accomplished In 18 days. " , , 'MARCONI'S GRIEVANCE. ' London, March 10. The British post- office : authorities have decided to re move the grievance ' of the Marconi company by : connecting the t wireless telegraph station ' at Poldhu, Cornwall, with the nearest regular telegraph sta tlon. city rraws. i The hearing on the Normal school (bill will be held In Hartford to-morrow. All Interested shoul attend. . The Go A basketball team was beat en In Norwalk last night by the team of Co F. The score was 13-6. Wanted, several competent, experi enced salesladies. Permanent positions offered to such. Apply" at Conjon Broth ers. - - j ' j A red and white fancy bedspread and a pocketbook ; containing a ismall amount , of money were picked up ; by the police on the streets last night and await owners at - police ' headru'4rters. The regular monthly meeting of the Waterbury Medical, society was to hav been held at the residence of Dr Good- enough last night, tmt as a number of the members were late in arriving it was deemed best to adjourn. . ; , i (Mary Callahan of Ben Mohr, the lit tle girl who was ' so seriously burned on last Saturday, is somewhat better to-day although the chances of her re covery are still not very bright. : Sun day and Monday the childwsuncon scious, but to-day . che recovered con sciousness. '." . ' ' ': Ta-'Sun-Ke-Manl, (Walking Horse), the Dakota Sioux Indian, will -be at the Y. M. C. A. building this evening at "8 o'clock to tell about his work among the Sioux young men of North and South Dakota; Mr Tibbetts, as he is called in English, is an-Intelligent and efficient wdrker among 1 his native young men. ' ., Mrs Fannie O'Leary, wife of An drew O'Leary, died this morning at her home, 56 Stone street." Besides her husband she leaves three children, Mary, John and James, also four sis ters , and three brothers, Mrs "Timothy nannanan, Mrs Anarew O'JUeary,. Mrs Patrick O'Leary, Miss Maria, James, John v and William Cunningham. The time of the funeral will" be announced later.-- ; '. . ' - , . William Kelly, who " was fined in the district court to-day, rather SSan pay up went -u jau. iias una ana costs of court amounted to $64.16, and the trip to jail means about $10 more. which will keep him in confinement about seventy-five days.. .Kelly was offered by his foreman. John, superintendent of the yard men at the Waterbury Manufacturing ' company, all the money he would need, but he was obdurate. , . Drescher taid ut. TTie costs in his case were $23.80. A rumor was . current about the courts this ; forenoon v that ; Assistant Stat Attorney Kellogg would have a bench warrant issued by Judge Elmer, to bring the . accused before the su." perior court, and thus hasten his trial, to which by law he Is entitled. ..ir Kellogg, when asked regarding this. said he had no such Intention at pres ent, put wouia ao so before Judge El mer finishes the civil business. This, he thought, would be In a week or two. He will ' then have a warrant issued calling In the grand jury. This would' give the accused plenty of time to pre- pare his defense, ' Two of The Crew And Four ol , The Passengers. VF.SSF.T. HTftn AT ntrininmmn All of Those Stricken Had Some Symp. - toms All the Dead Passengers ' Had N Adjoining Bunk and .Were Buried at Sea, ' ' New York, March 10. The Ancho line steamer Earamania, from - Mar sellles, Palermo and Naples, is detained at Quarantine because a number of the crew and passengers died under . pe culiar circumstances on the voyage. Six died In all, two of the crew and four passengers. All were taken with the same symptoms, cramps, nausea and collapse. - It is thought they were poisoned by some noxious gasea from the cargo. On February 8, on the way, from Marseilles for Palermo, four of the crew were suddenly taken ill. Two died, one recovered and the other was sent ashore at Palermo ' to the hospital where the doctor said the men were poisoned. Two days after sail lng from Naples, another . sailor who stepped Into the room where the others were taken 111 was found in a stupor. On being restored he said he had suf fered with the same symptoms of nausea. A number of others in the same room feeling 111 ran on deck and soon ' recovered. The compartment was then stripped, MIslnfected , anI closed. On February 25 a passenger, was sent to the hospital suffering from stomach trouble and on March 1 other passengers were stricken suddenly anI died within, a few. hours. The next day, March 2, the passengers in the hospital died and another, passenger was found dead in his bunk. AH the1 dead passengers . had occupied adjoin ing bunks In No 1 steerage. They were burled at sea. The steamer Is held for a thorough inspection and dis infection. CAPTAIN FENDT RTTN DOWN. Ship Damaged $10,000 Worth by Old Dominion Steamer. Newport News, Va, : March lO.-Cap. tain Fendt of the German steamship; Pisa, which arrived here Sunday from Hamburg via New York, reported that he was run down Sunday morning at 8 o'clock the Old Dominion steame? Richmond about fifteen miles south of Winter Quarter " lightship. ' After the collision the vessels laidr by each other until the captains discovered that their! respective ships were In condition to proceed, and the""Rlchmond continued on her course to New York and tbt Pisa came- here, arriving' about 'J o'clock Sunday " morning. Captain Fendt says hla ship was damaged to the extent of about $3,0,000. ' ' " '' ' v I , ' j " MMMKI '' ." f I. i .' Polling of Conductors and Tralnmon Will Now Be Held. , -New Haven, March 10. The mem bers of the grievance committee of con ductors and trainmen, whose demand for a Joint conference with President Hall was refused, to-day went to their homes. The polling, of the conductor and trainmen ; to determine what ao tlon -shall be taken will begin at once. KELLED BY COAL GAS. Man and His Wife Found . Dead 13 Their Home. , . , , Paterson, iN. J March 10 John Van Dree and his wife were found dead. In their home, here to-day, ! having been killed by fumes of coal gas escaping from a stove. . . fled un night clothes. Miner far mhouse in Roxbury was de stroyed by fire last night - The house was occupied by - William1 Bryan and! family, aH' of whom barely "escaped with their lives. They had to hasten from the burning . building , In their night clothes. A defective flue caused the ' fire. The loss was $2,000, with only a little insurance. BRIBERY IS COMMON.. Providence, March 10. In a sneclai message sent ; to the senate Governor Garvan declared that bribery was com mon in many -towns in the state. Many. members of the legislature, he said". occupied seats obtained by purchased votes. He recommended the ainoin meht of a commissioner to employ, agents and bring the offenders to lus-. tice. : Y SEALING FLEET SAILS. St Johns, N. P., March 10. The seal ing fleet of twenvrcwo vessels, manned, by 3,500 men, sailed for tne ic fields at daybreak this morning on the annual seal hunt ' Owing to fear of another strike of the crews like that of last year the ships were distributed among a number .of ports along the coast line, only five of them sailing from St Johns.'. SHIP CARPENTERS STRIKE. New London, i March 10.SIxty ship carpenters, joiners, 1 fasteners and la borers employed In the shipyards of the-Thames Tow Boat company, went on a strike - yesterday because they were refused ; the nine hour day ' He rn and. The Central Labor union has! taken up the matter. TO INCREASE STOCK. Philadelphia, March 10. The stockV holders of the Pennsylvania ; rallroaa. at the annual meeting to-day, voted to) increase the capital stock by $150,000.- 000, making "the total authorized stocli $400,000,000. HIS CONDITION CRITICAL. Naples, March 10 The condition c Baron Nathaniel De Rothschild, who his been seriously 111 here for some time past, is now critical, , , . .