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WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS, REWARD FOR MURDERERS OF DEAD POLICEMAN. TRAINS GOLLIDED HEAD ON. iVOL. XVI, NO. 81. HORSES DYINGm NEW YORK Thirteen Dead And Seven Others Taken To Be Killed. THE HOUSE BACKS UP THE SENATE A. M. Youngr of Trolley Co. Adds ; Another $5,000 Humors of arrests to come. OLre Plenty on the Streets To-Day Po v lice and Detectives Say No Solid Evi idence Against Anyone .Yet Strikers Denounce In Their Daily Statement Those Who Are Bringing Discredit on the City. '. ' Deputy Coroner Pond has postponed the hearing relative to the murder of Paul Mendelssohn until Saturday, ,when it will be resumed, with some Hew parties who, it is hoped, will throw tome light on the mystery. So far noth ing has been learned which would war rant the authorities in holding. , any body, but the police and others who have come in from abroad are at work on the case and an arrest is liable to be made at any time. The local detec tives have run down several rumors, but when they got to the end they found that there was nothing back of them. They claim that almost every man you meet pretends to be in pos session of information which if fol lowed up, would lead to the arrest of the guilty parties, but that after what they have to say has been looked into . It. amounts to nothing. I What the au thorities want Is something tangible. Aside from the moral obliga tion resting upon good citizens to aldthe officers In running down the criminals and bringing them to justice, there is another Incentive, the big re ward, which is acting as a. stimulus to outside parties to take up the case, so that it appears almost Incredible that the plot can remain a mystery much longer. It would be a good thing to have it '.' cleared up. the ,.- scoundrels given their Just deserts, outraged feel ing appeased and the public brought back to its normal state, something which cannot be expected under the conditions that exist here at the pre$- ent time. tectlves Dodds and Detectives Ken naugh and Gorman, ; with- Motorman jjnamiDers ana jonciuctor weberndorr- murder yesterday afternoon and the motorman and iconductor explained just how the shooting took place. Be sides the stain of blood which was found between the car tracks another larger stain wasfound alongside the tracks. This the conductor explained came from his nose which he bumped against a part ofl the car as he - fell when struck down. A rumor from reliable sources, was circulated this forenoon to the effect that "a bench warrant will be issued for the apprehension of half a dozen men. Assuming there is a foundation for the report, it means that some of reported to be working on have borne sufficient fruit to warrant ; them , in charging half a dozen men with mur der. It' does not necessarily follow that these men took part in the mur-r derous assault upon Mendelssohn. If they had planned the assault, or even were aware of it being planned, they could be charged as accessories before ithe fact and would therefore be as lia ble to the law as those who fired the fatal shot. , Assistant State Attorney Kellogg stated to-day that a bench warrant could not be Issued for the ar- rest of anyone on the mere suspicion that that person was Implicated in a murder. Notwithstanding this the re port regarding the bench warrants ap pear to have some foundation.' Report is persistent that the police are fast on the heels of the guilty party, notwithstanding that a score of ered with the many pieces of evidence that were supposed to lead to some , , thing. -. All these have been disposed ff nnrt tiaw. It la'snirt. thuv, nro -n a sure scent. The report that a bench ; warrant win oe issued soon may have come from this. ' Lieutenant Dodds, chief of the de I tective force, said late this afternoon that there was absolutely nothing new ; in regard to tne searcn for the murder i ers of Supernumerary Officer . Paul I Mendelssohn. The 1 detectives are working hard on the case and are leav ing nothing undone to find out the per sons engaged in the dastardlydeed. At least three persons were engaged in : it Is ; the opinion of the lieutenant, who furthermore said that If he had arrested every person suspected of the 'crime, twelve or more nersons wrmirf - have been locked up by this time. Trimmers come and go like the light i of the moon passing behind clouds I During the past few days they have changed rapidly. An old hand was here from Bridgeport instructing two -or three new hands. He went away Tuesday and the bad light in many districts is the result. The new men do not know their business. That is apparent to everybody. A car was stoned last night on the South Main street line, between Naug atuckand Union City, and some lights of glass broken, the missile going in through one window . and passing through one on the opposite side. There were two officers aboard, and although the car came to a. standstill and a search was made for the lawbreakers, no trace of them was found. Chief Egan and another officer took, a ride out to Silver street in a car last evening, reaching the end of the line about the time the hands were coming out of the spoon shop. Everybody wag surprised to see the car there. A big crowd rode home' on the 'bus, others walked ; on about; their business, and tle car containing the officers rolled along without" any'interference. 4 The stopping' place of the union 'bus has "been changed from a point near Finn's 'shoe store In, Exchange place cross the way near Bisset & Holland's. This' has been done n,t the request of Chief Egrtn, whc Relieved that there A. M. Young, President of the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co., to-day offers an additional $5,000 for the conviction of the murderer, or murderers of Paul Mendelssohn. - The rewards now offered amount to $18,850, as follows: , . State of Connecticut, A. M. Young, President of C. R. &'L Co., Business Men's Alliance, -Central Labor Union, City of Waterbury, . " l Nosahogan Lodge, I. 0. 0. F.. Conn. R. & L. Co., jl was. more room there. It was reported to-day that there was some bad feeling about the change, but - this is not' so. The chief told the men why he wanted them on the other side and they cheer fully complied with the request. In New Haven they have peculiar ideas of local conditions. They im agine" that every man carries arms, that all good citizens go to bed at 8 o'clock' after planting a gattling gun at every keyhole; that, in short, there i no gov ernment here at all. They imagine the strike is like that which they ex perienced last summer, whereas there is not, an element alike in either. They are as totally different as they could well be.'' There, local capital was in vested; here, the capital Is owned by aliens to the state. Though last night was the first night since the strike began that the trolley cars were operated on that section, of the East Main street line between the Sacred Heart church and Silver street, there was not the least sign of vio lence. A special officer rode on each car between the above points. In one of the local shops a day or two ago a paper was passed around amongabout forty persons who trade with a certain grocery firm, and nearly all of them signed the paper, which was (o the effect that they would' not trade any , more with the firm in question after this week. Last night again the arc lamp at the corner of Adams and Hawkins streets was lighted. It shone so brightly it seemed to vie with the moon, and de terfhined to make up for the many long and dark nights it has been out. of late. Since the trimmers have been, on strike this particular lamp has been lighted four times; and never more than three nights consecutively. On account of the operations at. this point last f all by a contractor 'the street is in a very bad condition. The sidewalk at the corner has sunk about a foot, and where the street was last fall there are now about three feet of mud. It was reported last night that six of the striking linemen empioyea oy the . Connecticut Lighting and Power company of WateTibury were In town yesterday. No one could .be round who would verify the report or give an inkling as to the object of their vis it here, , Stories havexbeen circulated in some of the state papers that there was to be a genei'al demand by the trolley workers, in the state for better conditions and that Meriden would be the first city where this 'request was to be made. , It was also predicted that a' general tie-up of the trolley lines would occur. This story has oc casioned considerable of a stir among those who have read the story. Local people interested say that the story that the Meriden trolley workers would take the initial step is improbable. No complaints have been heard here of any dissatisfaction among the ' employes, and If there were any it is proba"ble they would be satisfactorily adjusted, as there Is no semblance of bitter feel ing existing among the Meriden trol ley men against the company .Meri den Record.' ' The strikers' executive committee Is sued the following statement this af ternoon; '' : iNow that the excitement over the atrocious murder of Officer Paul Men delssohn has subsided somewhat, ex cept on the part of a few" would-be, sen sationalists who are writing letters to the papers under nom de plumes we. cannot refrain from expressing our heartfelt regret on account of the man ner in which the good name of the city of Waterfbury has- been defiled through the public press of the coun try. The murder of our respected offi cer was, of course, a shocking crime, and we hope and pray that the guilty parties will soon be on the road to jus tice. ".But think of the greater crimes that have' been committed elsewhere. In Albany, for instance, six lives were taken in about the same manner as was Officer Mendelssohn's. But did you see Albany, it's mayor or other of ficials heralded throughout the coun try in the disgraceful : manner that Waterbury has been? The people to blame for this condition Will be, held in account in the near future when I they are discovered. A policeman on a car protecting that car is here shot down in cold blood, and yet the papers throughout the country come out im mediately and blame the city for not affording police protection. Shame upon those who have so foully tar nished the fair name of "Waterbury! And now another word about our daily statement. We have issued one each day since the strike began and in tend to continue to do so. If it dis please anybody to see us presenting the daily situation from our stand point, let him refrain from reading it. Again, it is not compulso.ry upon any paper to publish it unless it sees fit. Therefore, these letter writers should petition the editor of their paper not to publish these annoying statements. Did it ever occur to those "knockers" that less conservative statements or the promiscuous giving out of infor mation by every member of the strik ers, might be unwise and liable to have more "hot stuff" in them?- Or did those "knockers" ever hear Col onel iBurpee, counsel for the company $10,000 5,000 3,000 250 200 200 200 express his disapproval of Nffie manner in which these statements were pre pared and printed? It's just another case of people "butting in" when they might much better attend to their own business, if they have any. i If the writer of a communication signed "II. E. Abbott" (the directory only has. one by that name a school teacher) were the public spirited citi zen he or She 4 would' have us believe, he or she would have reported to the police the name or description of the striker whom he- or she iieard say, "Kill the " on the night of the riot. , The statement of another writ er, whose name is not given, that ev ery member of organized labor is in some way responsible for the murder of Officer Mendelssohn, and that the strikers are under suspicion of being members of a "gang of murderers" is bitterly nonsensical and deserving of no consideration. . . '- From the beginning the strikers have urged for peace. We know law lessness never helped to win a strike or better a workingman. ; Wo want our friends to continue to be peaceful and lawful. ' This Is the sixty-first day of .the Strike. ;. TO TAKE STRIKERS' PLACES. New York, March 12. Three hun dred and seventy-five men went to Shooter's Island to-day to replace the painters, caulkers, shipwrights, . join ers and carpehterf who went on strike in Townsend & Downey's shipyard yes terday. A small force of police were at the ferry landing, but their services were not required, as there was no dis turbance. WAS DRIVEN INSANE. ' Pottsville, Pa, March 12. Because of the frequent application to him of of fensive epithets,! Joseph Seahmari, who was a.non-union miner during (the coal strike, has become violently insane.- Seahman's ostracism .was so complete that it preyed upon his mind until he became a complete wreck. He has-been .removed to.tAe insjtonU ha Schuylkill Haven i. j HUGH WATER AT MEMPHIS. (Memrflils, March 12. The river is Eflowly rising 'and the gauge registers 35 feet 6 Inches, v The local weatner bureau has issued a bulletin stating that it is belived the water will reach a 'height of 39 feet. The country around Caruthersville is flooded and railway traffic is suespended. UNDERTAKER THE HINGLEADER. New York, March 12. Fourteen In dictments ; were found to-day by the grand Jury against the principals in the alleged Italian life insurance frauds.. , Sevral indictments were found against Joseph Tratani, an un dertaker, who is alleged to have been the ringleader. - ' FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL. Closing; Stock li lotatlona. Money on call easier at GVc8 per cent. Prime mercantile paper; 6 per cent. Ster ling exchang-e firm, with actual business in bankers' bills at $4.8637&4.86625 for de mand and at J4.831365J4.8826 for 6n day bills. Posted rates, $4.634.84 and 4.8T4.87. Commercial bills, $4.824.S3. Bar silver, 494c. Mexican dollars, 38c. Government bonds steady. Railroad bonds irregula. jjosmg- prices: Atchison,... Pacific Mail .... 36 People's Gas ...101 Reading 68 Rock Island .... 42 St. Paul 168 Sugar Refinery. 126 Texas Pacific .. 37 Union Pacific .. 92 Wabash pref. .. 4$ West. Union ... 88 Ches. & Ohio... 44 Del. & Hudson. .169 Erie............... '35 Gen. -Electric. ... 191 Lead.... 26 Louis. & Nash. 117 Manhattan Con. 142 Missouri Pac....l08 N. Y. Central.... 139 ; Ontario & West. 20 '-.-:'vi. jfew Yovlc Markets.; FliOUR Steady, but dull; Minnesota patents, $44.25; winter straights, $3,500 3. 65 r winter extras, $2.803.10: winter pat ents, $3. 704. WHEAT Strong- and higher on export rumors, decreasing stocks here and cov ering; May, 79 3-16797gc; July, 76 77 1-16C v RYE Steady; state, 6762c, c. i. f New York; No. 2 western, 6162c; f. o. b., afloat. CORN Advanced on bullish' construe-: tion . -of r the crop report, rains and the wheat advance; May, 6252c; July, 60c. , OATS Firmer with other markets; track, white, state, 4448c; track, white, western, 4448c. PORK Firm; mess, $18.2519; family, $l819.60v LARD Firm ; prime western steam, 10.35c. BUTTER Firm; state dairy, 1726c; extra creamery, 28c. CHEESE Firm; state, full cream, fan cy, small, colored, fall made, 14c. ; small, white, fall made, 14c. ; large, colored, fall made, 1414c; large, white, fall made, 1414c. EGGSUnsettled; state and Pennsylva nia, average best, 18c. ; western, fancy, 18c. SUGAR Raw steady; fair refining. 3c; centrifugal, 96 test. 3c; refined steady; crushed. 5.40c; powdered, 4.90c. TURPENTINE Steady at 6768c. MOLASSES Quiet; New Orleans, 31 40c. RICE Firm; domestic, 47c. ; Japan, nominal. - TALIaOW Quiet ; city, 5c; country, 6 6c. HAY Steady; shipping, 5570c.; good to choice, 80c.?1.05. , Live. Stock Marlcet. CATTLE Market steady; choice, $5.15 B.30; prime. $55.15; good, $4.654.85; veal calves, $77.50. -? HOGS Market higher: prime heavies, $7.85(37.87; mediums, $7.807.85; . heavy Yorkers, $7.707.75; light Yorkers, $7.50 7.60; pigs, $7.157.30; roughs. $5.E07. - .SHEEP AND LAMBS Market steady; best wethers $5.76&-'6; culls and common, $2.253.50; choice lambs, $tf.S5(7.10. , . West Bound Freight Met An Omaha Passenger Flyer. Fireman Hayes of the Freight Train iWas Killed Accident Caused by the Throwing of a Switch by Mistake iSeverai Persons Were Injured. Omaha,' Neb, March 12. The east bound Omaha flyer and a west bound freight train on the Unlou Pacific col lided head-on at Giiaiore station, 15 miles west of this city, , at midnight last night, killing one trainman . and injuring lour other ie. 'sous. : The. deo-d: : " ' C P. Hayes, firemau of the freight trains " , ... a...... T; . h jured: ' . , , James Taylor, engineer passenger train; several ribs broken; bruised and cut. : . . 7 - Otal Wilson, wem-an passenger train; internal injuries from jumping. Geotge M, Curch, (baggagemaster, Council Bluffs; serious. Unknown , tramp, riding on rear of engine; may die. A number of passengers in the for ward cars were somewhat bruised, but their injuries are not serious. R. H. Secord, station agent at Gil more, it is charged, threw the. switch at the end of the double track" bv mis take, sending the passenger train into a freight on the west bound track. Before Engineer Taylor, discovered the open switch his train was so close to it that he could not stop, although the emergency brakes were used. Both engines were badly smashed and sev eral cars derailed. ; ' Agent Secord disappeared shortly af ter the wreck occurred and has not been seen since. . VESSEL ALLOWED TO GO ON". Health Officer Made Examination of Passengers. JsTew York, March 12. Dr L'Homme dleu, deputy health officer, vi sited Hoff man Island to-day and examined the detained steerage passengers and crew of the Anchor line steamer Karamania, All are well on the island. 4 The Kara mania was permitted tb proceed to her dock last evening. , ; Some difficulty was experienced in securing men to unload the steamer to day, although the health officers de clared there was no danger, the vessel having been thoroughly fumigated. A few men, however, went to work and began taking the cargo out. SAYiS HE WAS BRIBED. Four Thousand Dollars Offered to a Conservative Member. New York, March 12. H. H. Gamey, CQnepaejuer. f or , Miftitoulln Island, in the district known as New Ontario, has caused a sensation in the provincial legislature, says a. Herald dispatch from Toronto, Ont, (by charg ing that he had received $4,000 to give his support to the liberal government The charge is the first of Its kind which has been made in the Ontario legislature In twenty years. Premier Ross promised full investigation. FLURRY IN SUGAR TRADE. San Francisco, March 12. The news of the absorption by the sugar combine of the plant, output on hand and raw products, which had been contracted for of the California-Hawaiian Sugar Refining company '( at Crockett, has caused a flurry in the sugar trade here.. The California-Hawaiian com pany has stopped taking orders and notified its , agents in other cities to stop selling for their account. Orders have been received by importers to de liver ships, cargoes of . raw sugar de stined to the California-Hawaiian company's .wharves to the Spreckles people-. HAD ANOTHER STROKE. Chicago, March 12. Dr Herbert F. Fisk, principal of Northwestern acad- Memy, who was stricken with apoplexy last Saturday, has had another stroke and is again In a critical condition. Dr P. D, Harding, his physician, stated last night that if a third attack should come within a few days his chances for recovery would be slight. Dr Fisk has been connected with Northwestern academy for almost fifty years and has been principal of the academy during the greater part of that time. WATER RISING RAPIDLY. Hartford March 12. The water in the Connecticut river continues to rise to-day and has reached the height of twenty-one feet and two inches above low water mark. Ash street in East Hartford is completely filled with water. ,,.' .v.' GORLTTZ DENIES IT. London, March 12. Hugo Gorlltz, agent o Richard Strauss, authorizes a denial of the published report that Strauss has been engaged to lead the orchestra of the Metropolitan opera house, New York. DEATH OF A BANKER. Schenectady, , N. .Y., . March , 12. Henry S, Edwards, one of the best known bankers in the state and for many years the president of the Mo hawk bankin this city, died here last night aged 78 years. ORGANIZING MINER'S. Thurmond, West Virginia, March-12. Twenty representatives of the United Mine Workers are now in the New Riv er coal fleld organizing the miners and it : Is stated that a general strike will be ordered within sixty days. ORDERED FAVORABLE REPORT. Washington, March 12. The senate committee on foreign relations to-day authorized a favorable report on the Cuban reciprocity treaty and the senate has agreed to .vote on the Columbian canal treaty Tuesday. Health Department Is All Worked Up Over the Affair All Horses Afflicted With Glanders Will Be Killed The Disease Spread Trough the Black smith Shops. . New York. March 12. After assert ing that a mistake, had : been made when it was declared that glanders is epidemic among horses in this city, the officials of the health department have decided that the disease is much more prevalent than they had supposed. Energetic measures are being taken now to stamp out the disease, and or ders have been issued for the destruc tion of all horses that are found to have glanders. ' In a stable In which the disease was discovered to be epidemic a represen tative of the health department found that thirteen horses had died In the last three months, and seven others were taken away to be killed. Tests have been made that show that six of the animals now In that stable are diseased. These will be killed, and the horses that show no trace of disease will be permitted to go out on the promise of the owners that they will be brought back ; at regular intervals for inspection. It has been discovered that glanders has been spread through the black smith shops. Instructions will be is sued to the smiths to use antiseptics, and to take precautions which will ob viate this danger In the future. GORDON KIDNAPING CASE. Parties Connected With it Formerly , v Lived in Sioux City.' Chicago, March 12. Lady Granville Gordon, who yesterday kidnaped her child after a London court had award ed its custody to Eric Gordon, was the daughter of a widow named Humble, says a dispatch to the Tribune from Sioux City. Iowa. Eighteen years ago Fred, Wliliam and James Close, wealthy Englishmen conected with prominent English families, came to America and Invested in land in Iowa and Minesota;. They lived at Pipe stone, Minn, where they met Mrs Humble and her three daughter. Fred and James Close married two of the girls and the third was wedded by S. H. Graves, their business partner. James Close was theij 20 years old. They came to Sioux City and lived here for some time. In 1898 James Close was hurled from his horse in a polo ' game. Mrs James Close after her husband's death, accompanied her sister to England. There She married Eric Gordon, but was afterward di vorced from her husband. The former widow Close then mar ried Lord Granville Gordon, her previ ous husband's 'cousin. - GUARD GONE, TOO Believed That Two Soldiers Murdered Him. Chicago, March 12. James S. Camp ton, Twenty-ninth infantry, and Charles O. Atchinson, Thirteenth In fantry, U. S. A., who were serving two years' sentences for serious offenses, are missing from quarters at Fort Sher idan, and with them Private Melville, Company A, Twentieth Infantry, who was guarding the m, has disappeared. Soldiers searching the woods adjoining the fort last evening found Melville's bloodstained rifle In a lonely spot. Offi cers believe that the blood on the gun is an indication that the sentry was murdered. ' 1 APPOINTED SCALE COMMITTEE. Saginaw, Mich, . March 12. The Michigan district of , the United Mine Workers of America appointed a scale committee yesterday The general ad vance In wages to "be demanded ' is based on a percentage of 12 and the Inside wage scale asked by the miners will be: Track layers, $2.26; helpers, $2.36; trappers, $1.13; bottom cagers, drivers and trip riders, $2.26; water and machine handlers and timbermen, the same; pipemen, $2.50. All other in side labor $2.36. '', . i ...V- ANNOUNCEMENT MADE TO-DAY. New Haven, March j... The official announcement was given out to-day by Jresident John M. Hall that the jcontrol of the Bridgeport Steamboat Co has been acquired by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. The operation of the line will hereafter be conducted by the officers of the marine district of the railroad company. WEAVERS RETURN TO WORK. Nyack, N. Y., March 12. The weav ers in the Home Silk mill at Haver straw who went on strike Nebruary 6, returned to work to-day. They struck on the ground that they were supplied with poor material and could not make good wages. As their places were being filled they returned to work. INJURED IN FIRE. iFTflmiltom Ont. March 12. -W. M. mvh was : fatallv in.iured in a fire which destroyed his grocery store on Oxford street this morning. His wife was rescued with difficulty. Kepatrlated Boers. Eighty-five per cent, of the Boera who have been repatriated in the Or ange River colony have started to wort, ion farms. Knew Whereof He Spoke. Towne Wasn't that Cholly Sap head who was just talking to you? Browne rYes. There's a fellow who has more money than brains. "Really?" "Yes. I just lnt him two dollars. Stray Stories. As Bud Tney jMalce 'Kin. Knicker Why do you think Jones the meanest man afloat? Bocker He keeps a collection of plugged coins to put in his : trousers pocket at night. Brooklyn Life. - WARRANT FOR SANZIVARO. Will Be Issued By Assistant State's Attorney Kellogg To-morrow. Assistant State's Attorney Kellogg is determined to push the case against Vincent Sanzivaro, who stands charged with the murder of his fellow country man, Antonio. Ciminera, in a house on Jackson street Sunday night last. Mr Kellogg will have a bench warrant is sued to-morrow which will bring the case against the accused man immedi ately before the superior court, Tues day the grand jury wlll.be brought h,ere for the purpose of considering the matter in executive session, his Body will hear the evidence of each witness alone. In case a 4 true bill is found against the accused he will be returned to jail and his case will be disposed of at the June term of the superior court in this city It is considered that this arrangement will give him , plenty of time to prepare his defense. It will also take about three months of the period that would be required for the legal disposition of the case. The city court before which the case was to be tried to-morrow morning, would in all probability bind him over to the su perior court. Then, in June, when that tfourt comes in, the grand jury would have to take action and, provid ing a true bill was found, the case would go over to the fall term of the court.' . ' " : COMPANY CLAIMS VICTORY. r Vancouver, B. C., March 12. The Canadian Pacifi railway, , against which the strike was declared twelve days ago by the United Brotherhood of Railway Employes, claims to have won against the men, inasmuch as a full staff of non-union clerks and freight handlers is now engaged. But, as-the teamsters' -union will handle no freight "touched by non-union labor, the wholesale and retail merchants of Vancouver are now more inconven ienced iby the strike than is hie com pany. TRAFFIC SUSPENDED. Saratoga, N. Y., March 12. -Traffic on the Adirondack railway is suspend ed from Stony Creek north to the ter minus at North Creek, a distance of 28 miles, as a result of the overflowing of the upper Hudson river. The Ice, which was gorged at the Glen, has moved down about ten' miles and is now lodged between Thurman and Stony Creek. CITY NEWS- v Miss Mazle Sullivan of North Main street is visiting friends in New York; Miss Julia Sandom of, Cherry street left to-day for New Haven on a visit to friends. 1 Special- forecast for Connecticut: Fair to-night and Friday, fresh west erly winds. . There will be a regular meeting of the Ladles' axuiliary of the A. O. H. at 8 o'clock this evening In Knights of Columbus hall. . .. . Frank T. Parsons, who has been the advertising man on the Republican for some time, has resigned his position with the paper. . The green never looked better at this season than It does to-day. The grass shows signs of starting to grow and. Caretaker McEvoy has the walks look ing brighter and cleaner than ever be fore. , . - r, ; ; Mrs Hannah Allman. died at her resi dence," 271 Baldwin street, this noon, after a long, illness. ' She leaves one daughter, Mrs Orson Light, and one son, Daniel Allman. Two brothers also survive her, Maurice and Eugene Har rington. i ' James Turley of - the Bunker Hill district, a member of the senior class of the High school, fell down, a flight of stairs at his home yesterday after noon, A deep gash was made in the back of his head, in which five stitches were placed. .;',. '.;V; , ., ' Mrs Julia Fitzgerald died -this after noon at the home of her son, Thomas, 144 Liberty street She leaves one other son, -James. The funeral will take place Saturday morning to St Francis Xavier church and burial will be in the old St Joseph's cemetery. The funeral of Mrs Dannie O'Leary was held this morning from her late home on Stone street , with a mass of requiem at St Francis Xavler's church by the Rev Father Curtin and inter ment in new St Joseph's cemetery. The floral tributes included a harp and dove from the children of the deceased; a pillow from her sister Mrs Timothy Shannahan; cross, from her sisters, Mrs Andrew and Mrs Patrick O'Leary; standing wreath, , David and Frank Sheehy; sheaf of wheat, children of Mr and Mrs : Patrick O'Leary; cross," em ployes of the Lane Manufacturing Co; wreath, Mr and Mrs Daniel O'Leary; wreath, employes of Mr Connelly's room at the Waterbury Clock Co; sheaf of wheat, . Kittle Lawlor; bouquet, Elizabeth Lynch; basket of roses, Fan nie Conway. The bearers were Patrick Hanlon, Patrick : Broderlck, ' Daniel Buckley, Michael Murnii John Brown and Thomas O'Connor. This will be a memorable night for the Mulcahy Memorial hall, for this evening will take place the long talk ed of debate between pupils of the High school and St Mary's alumni. The question selected is one that has troubled older heads than these stu dents, and is even now a knotty prob lem which our lawmakers fcre trying to solve. The subject of the debate Is "That the United States Should Con trol the Philippines.", The St Mary's boys will hold up the "affirmative end of the debate, while the High school pupils will take the other side of the question. The captain of the Highs is Benjamin Fairbrother, and he will he assisted by John Gaffney and James Turley. This trio claims to have some thing up their sleeves which will make Captain Donahue, Edward McElligott and John Grady, their opponents, think that they are not on the gridiron or on the baseball field. The judges of the contest will be Attorneys T. F. Car mody and F. P. Guilf oile and Profes sor M. C. Donovan. The senior , class of the High school Is Invited to attend. Votes to Offer $10,000 For Cap ture of Waterbury Murderers. BILL SENT TO THE SECRETARY Governor Chamlbeiiain Signed Bill-Ap propriating $10,000 ', for Waterbury Hospital Favorable Report"on Bill ito Appropriate $100,000 for th Sfr Louis Exposition. f Hartford, March 12.The housejthia morning received from the senate early . In to-day's session the $10,000 Water bury reward resolution and after a short but vigorous debate in which an amendment requested by Governor Chamberlain cutting the reward to $5, 000 was defeated the resolution was passed. It was sent to the office of the secretary of state and shortly af ter went to the office of the governor. Among the acts signed Iby Governor Chamberlain to-day was one approprf. ating $10,000 for the Waterbury hospt tad. ... The Mil appointing a police clerk la Waterbury was tabled at the request of Mr Cross of Waterbury. The senate and housef this morning confirmed the nomination of Judgo Willlrm T. Elmer to the superior court, o, I.?- . A' favorable report was received in the senate- from the appropriation committee on the participation of this state in he Louisiana Purchase exposl lon at St Louis in 1004. v : The report provides for $100,000. The report calls for the appointment of eight com missioners, three of whom shall be wo men. ' y . WOMAN, HAD SIIOTGUN, Shot ner Neighbor While Trespassing On ner Land. Orange, Tex March 12. Mrs Ella Russell was shot and killed yesterday by Daniel Richardson. It is said that Mrs Russell had forbidden the use of a portion of her, lot for the passage of the Richardson family to and from their home. When Mrs Richardson at tempted to pass across the lot it is said that Mrs Russell , fired on her with a shotgun. V Richardson ; returned the fire, Inflicting fatal wounds. , TO DISTRIBUTE ESTATE. Oakland, Cal.i March 12.-Judg ml of the supreme court has ordered 9 distribution of the estate of the lata John J. Valentine, former president of Weil9 Fargo & Co, according to the terms of the compromise agreed upon between the widow, Mrs Alice B. M. Valentine, and the seven childr eiV. By the compromise Mrs Valentine is to re ceive one-third Nf the entire estate, which is appraised at $426,352, instead of the specific legacies left her by the Willi. These consisted of $63,000 in cash, and the family residence, Cedarcrof t, in East Oakland. TROUBLES OF LATHERS. Schenectady, N. Y., March 12. This members of the Lathers' union to-day were Informed by the Builders' ex change that the three days set In tho uiumaium or mat Doay naa expirea and that if they would not go to work non-union men would be .secured for their places. They declined to do so, holding out for the new scale of 55 cents an hour, as against the present rate . of . 40 cents. JETbe - Carpenters union has proffered its support to the. Lathers. Accordingly, a general tie-up of the builders trades in this city is' now believed to be Inevitable. FIRE TN HOTEL. , Chicago, March 12. Fire in the York shire hotel, 1837 Michigan avenue, ear ly to-day, caused seventy-five guests to flee from the building scantily attired. The building was filled with smoke, and for a time it was feared that soma of the guests had been overconiS, but thejpolice and firemen hurried through then&ullding and found that all were safe. Tne fire started ' In a clothegi closet on the fourth floor, and the rear partof the building above that floor was almost entirely destroyed. Tha loss Is estimated at $10,000. . TO SHORTEN COURSE. Chicago, March 12 conference of university and college presidents off the country will be held IS Chicago May 8 and 9 to discuss the advisabil ity of shortening the college course to! three or two years., The conference will be heQd under the auspices of! Northwestern university and 400 Invi tations have been sent. ' . j : , ...... e DROPPED DEAD AT HOME. (Lexington, Ky, March 12. Richard P. Stoll dropped dead at Ms home here at midnight. He was one of tha wealthiest and most prominent men la this -city and one of the most widely known whiskey manufacturers In the) south. KING GOING AWAY. Lisbon March 12. It is officially an nounced that King Edward will sail from England for Lisbon on the royal yacht Victoria and Albert March 31, and that he will remain here four clays, as the guest of King Charles. PANIC, IN HAT FACTORY. New York, March 12. A panic was caused to-day in Manheim's hat fao tory, Brooklyn, by the explosion of a gas stove in the basement, but no one was injured. The windows were shaN tered and 300 employes made a rush! fo rthe street. . JUSTICE DAY'S CONDITION. Washington, March 12. -The con dition of Justice Day of the United States supreme court who has been ill for several days with the grip is said to be critical. Ills temperature is 104, - CROSS OF OFFICER. Vienna, March 12. Emperior Fraii cis Joseph has conferred the cross v2 omer of the Francis Joseph order en George Hitchcock, the Americas rt; . - --T. -. ' 1