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WATERBURY, CONN, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1903. PRICE" TWO CENTS. ARRESTS PREVENTED SETTLEMENT Story That Attorneys Dariaher and Paige Had Agreed tflFTY MEN WERE TO GO BACK Telegram from Detective Rogers to Colonel Burpee In New York Upset s Things-John T. Daly Talks About the Effect the Arrests' Will Have on Labor's Attitude Toward Trolleymen w Strikers Issue Dally Statement and Say Their Men Will Come Out of the - Affair With Clean Hands. There is no element in local society that fe"eis the shock of the arrest of the strikers so severely as the Central Labor union, for it not only hurt that body to some extent, but knocked all their plana for a settlement on the head. " A settlement was practically made a few days before the arrest9 Were m.-le. Everything had been tending that way. Allan W. Paige, counsel general for the trolley company, had consented to the plan submitted by Attorney Danaher of Meriden, rep resentative of the. Central Labor un Ion, who conducted the matter for the strikers, when the blow fell and every thing was knocked topsy turvy. While the plana for the mass meeting that was held in the city hall a few weeks go were in process of formation, At torney Danaher was: negotiating with Allan W. Paige for a settlement'of the trlke. Colonel Burpee was also con cerned In these negotiations and. witb- ' out going into detail now; It is enough to say that so far as Mr (Paige was in terested he. was satisfied with the pro fosWon made by Mr Danaher. This, substantially, wais that the' company should, take back about fifty .of tho men Immediately and the others with in , a. .month and pay the latter mean while. -Mr .Danaher convinced Mr Paige that It was better for the comr .pany to do this than keep on losing about $600 a, day in passenger forest. There were. vther features, minor things considered, but this Is substa'j- - tlaWy the proposition that Was made. The matter appeared never to have presented itself to Mr, Paige in that way before, simnle as 'it was, and, he b greed to It. Colonel Burpee there upon proceeded to Kew York with the proposition to meet the directors, and while the matter was under discussion there a telegram was , receivea rrom rvn rlatArHvosi Informine? them that definite traces of the assailants of the Waterville car, crew were revealed, and that the prospect of them leading to Important disclosures in the Mendel sohn matter wa3 very good. This sen Rational telegram knocked ;e-fryt.hing upside down and all negotiations were " , severed, i ; - - , ,, . r , ,', V . The Central Labor- union : will hold a meeting 1 to-morrow evening. This noon President Daly was asked what business would take place at the meet ing and' he said nothing except to take some measures to pay the lawyers for the defense of the strikers. ' " r "These arrests," said Mr Daly, "have struck us harder than the; people may think. If the men are found guilty we will have to part from them. There is nothing else left us to do in the-matter. We cannot countenance acts of the kind these' men stand charged with, but we will stand by them until they are found, guilty, for vevery mpn is in nocent until he is proved otherwise. , "It Is strange;as the men arrested have borne first-class reputations, are apparently mild in demeanor, the last men that one would think of accusing of this kind of work. We feel it keen ly. We. repeatedly' warned them against committing themselves in any way, that would hurt their cause. I cannot tell you how often we did this, and we all believed the men 'heeded our advice. Strikes cannot be won by nets of, misconduct, not ' to speak of violence, and in" the face of what we nave said about such things in our meetings -it is very hard f or us to be lieve these men have violated that con fidence'.' , The prosecution in the cases of those who have been bound over to the su perior court', are confident that all of them will be found guilty. They em phatically deny; that th examinations in the city court yesterday and the djay previous before Judge Peasley were fishing excursions or a means to , frighten those who have turned in formers, and thus make them tell more than it is said and believed they have Already told. Anyone, at all conversant with court matters is aware that the hearing be fore Judge Peasley was merely a mat ter of form, thatthe state did not show its hand at all, but merely put in suf ficient Information to hold the accused for the superior court. But there .seems- to be considerable doubt about the ca"se of many of those bound over, particularly those of McGuire, Warren and Brearton. ' McGuire was identified us one of those who were at Hnrlburt's shop before the crowd went up to the trolley switch to meet the car. So far Brearton -has not been mentioned at nil in ajy conspicuous way. Warren has played a very minor part, and one of the witnesses for the state has said that he ran away when he himself ran away when he saw the car on which were Merna and Morrissettf approach ing, and that he saw the two Vande niarks running also. It is said that when the cases are beard in the su perior court next June an alibi will be attempted for Brearton, and according to very good report he will have a number of witnesses to show he was not on the grounds of the assault on the night It was committed. Never theless, inquiries to-day show that "the state has a good deal of information - :hat has not yet been made public. The hearing before Judge Peasley was merely like the preliminaries to a star 6oxlng bout. Each side tried for iolnts, tried to get at the other's evi dence. This is the customary proceed ing lh cases like these. Common report has it that, arrests for the Mendelssohn affair may be. made at any time, and this is probably true, for now that the cloak which so long concealed these acts of violence has been raised, it discloses every ele ment of the machinery of the law to have been hard at work, arm in arm, for the apprehension of the guilty par ties. It is said that Assistant State's Attorney Kellogg and Judge Burpee had been at work on these matters before any mention of offering a reward was made. That, in fact, when the re wards were offered Judge Burpee was in possession of many important items of evidence and that the rewards would not have been offered as soon as they were but for the killing of Policeman Mendelssohn. This hastened matters to a climax. It was decided to strike while the iron was in its hottest state, then rewards were offered. But still the missing links of evi dence" in the hands of the authorities could not be found. It was determined at once that the hands that struck Merna and Morrissette were, the same that struck down Mendelssohn, or were deeply implicated in that awful affair. The mystery which the police had on hand was scarcely any deeper or denser than It was before the death of the policeman, but that last act put up another barrier in the way to clear ing ft up. It tightened the jaws of those who had shown a disposition to. speak before. It frightened them to thorough silence, and a picture of the gallows stood out before them. This was the obstacle that delayed the clear ing up of the assault on the Waterville car crew. ' Then the f eftr that had silenced those concerned suddenly had a contrary ef fect. One of, the accused, a young fel low named Joseph Ennis.coainected in a business way with Thomas Lunny, the hack dwner, began to drop a word now and again of. his whereabouts on the night of February 26, the night the as sault was made on the Waterville car crew. Mr Lunny is not in the busi ness of detecting v criminals, but his brother, James F., is, and he is associ ated in business affairs with Sheriff Rigney. James F. Lunny got his les sons in police matters when he was a special constable in Waterville and on. North Main street during the adminis tration of Perry C. Morris as first ss lectman. By this time the town had been full of detectives attracted by the reward of $13,650. Many of them gave up the Job as a bad one but Rogers and jGillan, supposed to be Pinkerton men, became attached to Judge Bur pee's force. Thus the . whole affair came out. Lunny played the opening cards on Ennis., Then he dealt to Rig ney, and. Rogers and Gillan , took a hand in them, and very soon the whole business was in the hands of, the au thorities. " In the history of ' great strikes; in. the history of the biggest coal strike that ever took place in Eng land, a military- manplayed a very prominent part,, and while Judge Bur pee was giving audiences tohe strik ers' committees, their friends and their national officials, he was also laying the wires for the sensation which has been only just closed In the city court. .Those who played a part in this af fair are confident that they have the parties who are guilty of the death of Policeman Mendelssohn, and already there is talk of who won the reward. Detective Roger" according to first class authority, placed the Information against the accused in the hands of Clerk McMahon, who issued the war rants. But before they were issued Detective Dodds called at the office of Prosecutor Durant for warrants for the same purpose, but the prosecutor was not in. There is no doubt of co-operation on the part of the two detectives, that each one played a part previously agreed to between them. Local offi cials are always handicapped to some extent in matters of this kind; but, on the other hand, in some features the local detectives had the advantage over the strangers. The first inkling of the information that lead to the arrests was obtained by Thoma,s Lunny, it is said, who passed it on to his brother James. However, no matter how 'it was ob tained, the question will In all proba bility go to the superior court to be set tled. Sheriff Rigney is quoted as saying that it was a striker who struck down Policeman Mendelssohn. The strikers' executive committee is sued the folowing" statement this after noon: . ' . ' ' This is the eighty-second day of our strike and finds us once more standing firmly together for the unalienable right of justice and freedom. Our fight is an honest one, there Is noth ing wrong in asking for shorter hours, more pay, more courteous treatment at the hands of our employers than we have received in the past and have we not done everything that was possi ble to be done to bring about, a fair settlement? Have the company done likewise? Very true, the company have rights, so have we; and would ask every sober minded and fair thinking person not to draw conclusions too hastily. We would ask the public not to condemn our men until they are proven guilty. If they should be proven guilty, then and not until then should they be con demned, and the punishment theyde serve meted out to them. To our many, very many,-friends we would say that when the time comes for our men to prove to the world their entire innocence of the crimes sought to be laid against them, that they will come out of the fray with brighter re cords and cleaner hands th:n the now exacting public give them credit for. Five friends of David Marsh called at the superior court this afternoon and at press hour were making arrange ments to give bonds and have him re leased from jail, where he was taken yesterday. This leaves all of the ejght j striuers wno were oouna over to the superior court yesterday out of con finement af least until next June, when the superior court convenes here. The strikers to-day received their weekly check from their national head quarters. The strike having been en dorsed by. the Federation of Labor, all union men and women give their prom- ise not to ride on the cars of the trolley company, not only here, but through out the Btate. Frank Miller, formerly a conductor on the trolley cars here and who went out on strike, but later deserted the strikers, has returned to town. He was in the C. R. and'L Co office in Ex change place this afternoon. Two new trimmers, one of whom comes from Detroit, Michigan, went to work for the Connecticut Railway and Lighting Co this morning and another newr one is expected to begin work to morrow. These are extra men who have been added to the force of trim mers. Some- of the deputy sheriffs have been complaining somewhat that their hours of labor in escorting the trimmers about town were rather long. They have had to work until after six o'clock: The addition of the three ex tra men will lessen the hours of labor somewhat. Nearly all the lights about the streets in the center of the city have globes now. A few of the globes on the lights have been broken during the past day or two. "Al" Williams, o'ne of the striking trolleymen, came to Waterbury last night from his home in Brookfield? where he had been visiting friends since Saturday. Mr Williams feels ag grieved at the way he has been treated by some of the papers since he left here. )?It was announced that the au thorities were after him that he had been seen in Hawleyville in bad shape, that he had a record, and so on. Wil liams belongs in Brookfield, but was working on the trolley road here a few months before the strike and went out with the boys. He has .charge of the automobiles now operating in Water bury and left here Saturday to pay S. C. Osborn of Bridgeport $80 for the use of the machines. He stopped off at Derby and,, from there went ' to Brookfield, from where he mailed the money to Mr Osborn. His attention was called to the article about him in the paper while, he w-as in Brookfield, and naturally he felt hurt over 11. Mr Williams says" he has a record that he Is not - ashamed of and that anybody who cares to inquire Into it will find lots of the best citizens of Brookfield willing to testify regarding his good character. He denies being in Haw leyville since he left here Saturday. He will leave for Bridgeport this after: noon. BRIDGEPORT TROLLEYMEN. Bridgeport, April 2. The trolley men's union held a special meeting at 2 o'clock this morning in this city to receive ; the report of the , committee which held a conference with General Manager Sewell last week. The report was that Manager Sewell listened to the request for recognition to their un ion, an increase of pay at a minimum of twenty-two cents and hour and a re arrangement of the routes! The com mittee said that , Mr Sewell was pleas ant in his treatment of them, but gave them no definite answer, stating that the requests should ben put in writing and he would present them to the board of directors at the next monthly meeting to be held on April 9. WORK ON SEWERS STOPPED. St Louis, April 2. About . 700 sewer and water pipe laborers of St Louis are on strike because the contractors re fused to grant their demands for an Increase in Wages. All work on city sewers has been suspended. CLAIM AGAINST. FRANCE. Gravesend Man Warns $250,000 With Interest. He Claim's It Was Loaned to the French Government By His Father in 1793 It Was to Have Been Re- turned After the Revolution. y New York, April 2. Papers careful ly guarded in a little tin box for more than a century are now expected by Frederic A. Girardot of Gravesend Beach, to establish his claim against the French government for $250,000, which sum, it is asserted, was loaned by his grandfather, General Jean Fran cois Girardot, in 1793, to be returned to him or his heirs, with interest, after the revolution. The documents bear the seal and stamp of the government. Counsel for Mr Girardot will sail for France shortly to demand the princi pal, ft not the interest. He will pre sent all the documents to the French authorities,and is confident that at least part of the money will be paid. Among the papers are official dates and re cords of the battles in which General Girardot fought and letters commend ing his bravery. The claim will be presented as in the nature of a debt of honor. , NOW FOR WATERTOWN. Senate Votes to Allow C. R. & L. Co to Extend Its Lines. Hartford, April 2. In the senate this morning the railroad committee re ported favorably on the amendment of the Connecticut Railway & Lighting eompany permitting that company to extend its lines in Watertown. The resolution incorporating' the Naugatuck Valley Water company by Charles F. Brooker and Franklin Far rel and others was rejected. In the house a letter of thanks was received from Senator O. II. Piatt for the recption tendered himself and Mrs Piatt by the general assembly. Previous to taking up calendar mat ters Mr Wells of Newington moved that the resolution passed yesterday, incorporating the Automobile Livery company be reconsidered. After a lengthy discussion, the motion was lost. The bill appropriating $20,000 for the Meriden hospital was favorably re ported. CONGRESS OF MOTHERS. New Haven, April 2. The third an nual convention of the Connecticut congress of mothers was held to-day in the town hall in East Haven. The program Included addresses by Prof Fisher of Wesleyan and Miss Mary M. Abbott of Waterbury. president of the state federation o women's clubs. TED STATES LEADS So Says Senator Villari In Ad dress to Victor Emmanuel He Says Europe is Shut in Between Two Powerful Countries White and Black Races, He Says, Hate Each Other Now More Than Ever. Rome, April 2. -Senator Villari, in an address delivered ; to-day before King Victor Emmanuel'' and Queen Helena at the opening of the interna tional historical congress, made sever al allusions to the United States. He said Europe was shut In between two great, powerful countries, Russia on the east and the United States oh the west. The latter, from a population of 30,000,000 had risen to 80,000,000 and no one knew what number its popula tion would eventually reach. The United States had also taken the lead in all the works of progress and civil ization. These two forces, acting on Europe, were likely to render neces sary a union of the different European countries which may. completely change the geographical situation to the universal advantage , of Europe. The senator added that he foresaw and predicted the twentieth century will perhaps see the solution of many problems. , - "The mixing of the white and black races," Senator Villari continued, "brought about the w&r of secession in the United States and the liberation of the negroes from slavery but, this b.as not harmonized or amalgamated the two races, which hate each other now perhaps more than ever before. "The United States will probably be thte first to glye us an' indication how to deal with such grave and Important questions, which Europe must meet throughout the two '-, Immense conti nents of Africa and Asia." NEW YORK EAST CONFERENCE. Holding Business Session at . South Norwalk To-day. South Norwalk. April' 2. The busi ness session of the New iYork east con ference this morning was, preceded by a prayer meeting, whicti was led . by Rev.lt. S. Pardington of? Bethel, Conn. Dr Pardington made the service an Adams memorial reminiscence service and was assisted in, paying tribute to the late pastor of the Bethel church by a . number of the prominent ministers of the conference. Rev Benjamin M. Adams died on December "23, 1902. At his death he was 79 years old and had been in the Methodist pulpit for 54 years. Others who eulogized Mr Ad ams were Ilev Dr C. H; Buck Of" New York,- Rev-J. E. Adrting au? Rev TbecK t..,i ?ar--.-.i:;.. .vv ,i ----- : South Norwalk, April 2. -Bishop Goodsell announced at the beginning of this morning's business session that he would omit the devotional exercises as the Adams memorial service had taken their place. - Secretary Sanford then read the journal of yesterday's session, after which the rnames of absentees at roll call were called. While this was being done the rear: seats of the conference hall and the galleries filled rapidly with visitors. Nearly all of these were women, chiefly the wives and daughters of the members of the con ference. Roll call finished, it was voted to dis pense with it for the remaining days of theeonference. Presiding Elder Chad wick of the Brooklyn South district reported that the Rev G. WTodd, who received an appointment a year ago had not yet reported for duty. Rev Mr Todd was appointed at last year's con ference to the church at Vanderveer park and never answered the official letter of ; Presiding Elder Chadwick. On suggestion of the bishop the mat ter was referred by vote to the. com mittee on conference relations. Pre siding Elder Montgomery, of the New York district reported a similar case, that of Rev Theodore F. Clark, ap pointed at iast year's conference to the church at Roxbury, Conn. This case also was referred to the committee on relations. Elder Chadwick then moved the ref erence to the same committee of the certificate of loestion of the Rev B. E. Case, who desires to secure member ship in this conference. Visitors had continued to come in groups and when Presiding Elder W. A. Richards of the New Haven conference arose to make his report every seat had been occu pied and some were standing. QUIET AT LOWELL. Lowell, Mass, April 2.--Althougli there was much strike talk among the knitters of the hosiery department of the Lawrence mills last night and al though the knitters voted to demand a 10 per cent increase in wages, there was nothing about the mills to indicate a strike early to-day. The hosiery department started up as usual and the agent said that there were even more hands at work to-day than there were yesterday. As far as the other six cotton mills wrere concerned, where work has stopped on 'account of the la bor trouble there were no new develop ments. Everything was quiet to-day. HEARING ON BOXER'S DEATH. Bridgeport, April 2., The inquest this morning on the death of Joseph Stearks of New Haven, who died yes terday morning as the result of a spar ring exhibition the night before, was conducted by Coroner Doten. Three witnesses were examined and the fact was established that the knockout blow was a right hook to the left side of the .iaw, delivered by Mark "Ducky" Holmes. The hearing was continued until Saturday. TERRIBILE HELD. New Haven, April 2. Michael Ter ribile, accused of murder in the first degree in causing, the death of Patrick Coffee, was held for the superior court, after a hearing in the city court this morning. . 1 I WOMAN HORRIBLY BURNED Used Kerosene to Light the Morning Fire It Blazed Up and Set Her Clothing on Fire She Rushed into the Street, Where People Who Had Gathered Tore the Burning Clothes from Her Body. Clock avenue, a private way off Cherry street, was the scene of a hor rible burning accident this morning when Mrs Frank ( Faring, a - woman about 35 years old, was almost roasted to death in sight of a crowd of people, who, while they ' rendered all the as sistance in their power, were unable to do much and the victim's clothing blazed until they were practically burned off her. It is the old story of the oil can. TJhe woman was lighting the fire and in order to hurry things along took hold of the oil can. There was some fire in the stove and as soon as the oil touched it the blaze started and before she knew what was the matter she was in a mass of flames. She rushed into the street shouting for help and in so doing the wind fanned the fire so that it rose in volumes over her head. John Shea, a teamster, who was at work on the street nearby and others w ho. were in the neighborhood, heard the noise and looking in the di rection . from which it proceeded saw the burning form swaying to and fro and hurried to the rescue. They rip ped off" her clothing as fast as they could, but the garments were burned so that all that was left was a few pieces of blackened shred that fell apart as fast as the men caught hold of them. j Dr Lally wag called and word was sent to tho- rectory of St Thomas's par ish. The physician and Father Ken nedy responded promptly, the wo man was frightfully burned from the knees to her head, her hair being singed to the scalp. While no hope of her recovery was entertained, it was decided to send her to the hospital and she was taken there in Lunny's ambu Ianee, accompanied by her husband, an employe of the Waterbury Clock Co, who was summoned home when the accident occurred. They, have three children, the oldest a girl about seven yearsold, and two other children be longing to a relative board with them. The family have not been in this country long, but they appeared to be doing well and had a -neat home. A man who assisted in tearing the clothes off the woman told a reporter of the Democrat that it was the hard est sight he ever witnessed. RELIEVED FROM. TAX. . St 'Petei'sbur, April 2. In pursuance of the policy enunciated in the recent manifesto of the czar, an imperial ukase issued to-daVy relieves a large number of the rural communities . of the joint liability heretofore ' existing for the payment of the direct' state, zemstvo and communal taxes levied by the provincial councils and village au thorities. . ' , lOFBflim Shot Mrs Schoonmaker Then Himself and The Woman Died To-day Without Ex plaining Why the Man Shot Her Said She Was a Faithful Wife and Mother. New York, April 2. Mrs Newton Schoonmaker died to-day of wounds inflicted by Percival Covert, the bank clerk, who shot her and killed himself. Although she was conscious almost up to the moment of her death, she gave no explanation of Covert's reason for shooting her. "She could tell little about the shooting or why Covert sought to kill her. She felt kindly to him, despite his foolishness, and tried to make him mend his ways, but she did not love him and she was a faith ful wife and mother." CONDUCTORS' COMMITTEE NOW. Held Session yVith Directors' Commit tee at New Haven To-Day. New Haven April 1. With the train men's long series of conferences over their demands ended satisfactorily as a result of yesterday afternoon's session of the conferees, the directors' commit tee and officials of the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad to-day took up the case of the conductors. At 10 o'clock the conductors' grievance committee went to the office of Presi dent Hall, in accordance with the pre vious arrangement, and the considera tion of the new wage schedule author ized by the board of directors in reply to the conductors' demands was be gun. Although it is -said the chairman of the committee was notified infor mally several days ago of the general nature of the concessions offered, the proposed new scjedule was not official ly presented to the committee until the conference opened. After a two hours' discussion the conference was adjourned until 2 o'clock. Nothing regarding the morn ing proceedings was given out. IOWA MAN SELECTED. Washington, April 2. W. E. BaiU bridge of Iowa, formerly second secre tary of the legation at Pekm. has been selected as the representative of the United States on the American-Venezuelan commission which will meet at Caracas to adjust the claims of this country against Venezuela. MRS ACKLEY'S WILL FILED. iMlddletown, April 2. The will of Mrs Helen E. Ackley of this city, whose death occurred a short time ago, provides fr a gift of $40,000 tprhe Middlesex ounty hospital here.rThe will was o2red f or probate today. MEAT INSPECTION LA BANANAS, TWO CENTS A BUNCH. Thrown From Stranded Steamer Ja maica Rum Remains Aboard. Atlantic City, N. J., April 2 Thirty five thousand bunches of green bananas are being thrown overboard from the Norwegian steamer Brighton, which is stranded in the Iriet, together with co coanuts dn bags, and are picked up al most as rapidly as they fall into "the water by a flotilila of all sorts of craft. Bananas" are selling for two and five cents a bunch. Two days will be re quired to jettison the cargo. ' The wrecking tug Merritt moved the steamer fifty feet seaward at high tide last night. There are 30,000 gallons of Jamaica rum aboard, which is being watched by custom house officers. The stranded steamer is the chief. sight of interest to visitors and resi dents, and the upper leach has been crowded' all day with people watching the seamen at work and the boats gathering up the jettisoned fruit. HELD FOR DIAMOND ROBBERY. New Yorkers Waiting for Extradition Papers from Rhode Island. New York, April 2. William White, alias Devlin, is held to await extradi tion papers from iRhode Island 'on a charge of diamond robbery; in Provi dence. Inspector 'McClusky says, that White has committed many diamond robberies; that It Is alleged that in 1895 he stole a tray of ydiamonds valued at $6,000 In Washington for which, he was never apprehended: that he' served three years in Pennsylvania for theft of $6,000 worth of diamonds; and that he is wanted in Pittsburg and Chicago for diamond robberies, in the latter city to the, value of $8,000. White said that he was soon to have sailed for Europe. ; ' , " YOSEMITE CLUBr GETS TT. The Jeffries-Corbett Fight to Go to San . . " Francisco. San Francisco, April 2. The Yosem ite club of this city has been awarded the heavyweight championship battle between Jajnes J, Jeffries and James J. Corbett In a competitive bidding affair that hardly developed a contest. The bout will be held in the latter par of August and the club will either 'guar antee the fighters $20,000 in cash or al low them to take .70 per cent of the gross receipts, but not both. On or be fore May 15 the principals will make the selection and arrange other de tails. ' -v FRENCH SISTERS COMING; Ohicneo. Anril 2. A dispatch, to the Tntw-Ocpsn from INew1 Orleans says: Bishop Rouxel, who is in charge-of the archiepiscopal see of New Orleans In the absence of Archbishop Chapelle, says that he is flooded with applica tions from the refusree religious orders in France, which are desirous of estab lishing themselves in ljouisiana. some of the convents may be able to receive a number of the ref ifgee sisters, but even they will take no action until tne return of Archbishop chapelle, which Is expected about Easter. ; WHISKEY DID IT. Seattle, Wash, April 2. -Daniel Me Cauley, crazed by whiskey, attacked a crowd of men in a saloon here early to day with a revolver. James Clark and William McLaughlin were fatally wounded by shots from McCauley's weapon and an unknown man received a serious wound from the same-source. McCauley was shot twice by Patrol man Griffith in attempting to escape from the saloon, and may - not ra cover. CITY NEWS. Mrs Mary J. Knight, aged 77 years, died last night at her home on Johnson avenue. The, funeral will be lield at 2 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. - The members of the senior class of the High school are thinking; of pub lishing 'a class book somewhat like the one published by last year's class. Henry Charles, the 4-years-old child of Mr and Mrs Henry x-. Lezott of 64 Wall street, died this morning of diph theria The funeral will be held to morrow morning at 10 o'clock. ' Miss 'Margaret Crane, while employed on a press yesterday at the Waterbury Manufacturing company's factory, cut off the tops of two of her fingers and, It is feared, may lose a third finger. A pleasant surprise party was given last Monday evening in honor of Cap tain Nellie J. Ehrhart of the Red Cross society of Brooklyn, N. Y., at the home of her sister, Mrs Henry Barnbrock, 93 Division street. The evening., was spent in games and music, after which refreshments were served. - The jury in the case of Harvey vs Williams gave a verdict for the plaint iff to recover $75. He sued for $250. To-morrow the jury in the district court will be engaged on the case of M. J. Daly vs Richard Bloomingthal. The plaintiff claims to have been defraud ed in the purchase of a horse by the defendant. The funeral of Paul Maunsel took place this morning from the family residence on Round Hill street, with a mass of requiem at St Thomas's church by the Rev Father Crowley and interment in St Joseph's cemetery. The bearers were Edward Carroll, Thomas McCarthy, Walter Wall, Daniel Egan, Thomas Hogan and Maurice Horan. The floral tributes included a pillow marked "Papa," from the family; a piece representing faith, hope and charity, buffing department of the Wa terbury Manufacturing Co; cross, Wa terbury Clock Co, department No 20; wreath, lettered "Uncle,"' Mr and Mrs Singerbroff; wreath, Otto Herbert; wreath, Mary and Lizzie Carroll; wreath, George Sullivan; wreath, the Misses Sullivan; .bouquets., Mrs Ken nard, A. Mollar, John Burke and sis ter, Mrs Charles Dietrich, Mrs Frank Bercin and Josie Lovemaster; cross, Buffers' and polishers union, local 37. This organization . also furnished the pallbearers, MFULL FORGi Germany Put It Into Operation Little At a Time. AMERICAN IMPORTS-CURTAILED Three Balooniste Injured at Budapest- The Thing Got Away Before They; Were Ready Wireless Telegraph News Published in London The Ua, bonic Plague Has Again Broken Outs In Egypt , Berlin, April 2.-Xhe last provisions of the meat inspection law of June 3, 1900, went into' effect quietly yesterday: at tne ports and throughout the enu pire. Tnis ' most far-reaching and . sumptuary measure was put in opera tion piecemeal, by occasional decrees, because of the ministry of the interior:' had to create the inspection machinery. Section 12, referring to canned meats and sausages, which became effective September 1, 1901, further reduce. American imports in that line. But boracac cured beef had been coming ia until March, though of late somewhat, less than 200 tons per month, roughly; valued at $70,000, were Imported from America. The exporters will endeavor to cure beef without borax axid thus comply with the German law, which,, as it now appears by no means de. stroys the American meat trade here, and it is not Improbable that the total American meat imports this year will equal those of 1901, when the total vali UarfOTl was rnrwvnf SRIWKVMV Awlnn' to the high prices and insufficient hom4 supplies more than three-quarters oc the imports of American meats are pre served, suchas hams and bacon, al though it is true that hams smaller than seventeen mounds nine ounces sm excluded, which, affects some American nams. Budapest; April 2. Three baloonists, ex-Deputy Ordody, Lieutenant Krai and M. ICubik, a brother of the mem-, ber of the diet of that name, -vtore fa tally injured in a balloon accident to day. While the balloon was being in flated it suddenly broke away with tha oar containing ' the men mentioned and Captain Tolnay of the navy: Mf Ordod fell out of the car to the rnn Of a factory and Lieutenant Krai punctured the balloon which descended witn great velocity, strikiner With snrh force that he and M. Kubik were hor ribly injured. Captain Tolnay was less seriously nurt. London AM 2. A' t ' v-xt-co text?" graph news message, dated New York, At)ril 1. wns nnhlfsVia1 in A edition of to-day's London Times., This was me nrsi appearance in the papi? of this class of dispatches since' Mon- wueu me service was Inaugurated. ; Cairo, April 2. The bubonic plague has'reappeared in some parts of Egypt. Cholera cases are reported atv Alexan dria. .. ' , " ' ' ' ' NEW SWIMMING MACHINE. Inventor Thinks a Man Could Cross Lake Erie With It. Cleveland, O.. Anril 2. Dr t; tt Ro. ker has invented a swimming machine. wxiiuu aie cains tne aquacycle." It weighs about twentv made of metals .which do not -rust. Dr Baker's object is to render it safe for a swimmer to tptiW infA water.,. The use of the machinejrer--ders it possible for a man to rema any length of time In the water; a With good temperature it is believed,'' could cross Lake Erie to Canada wT it. The swimmer, belting himself tc machine, can use his armand accelerate his sneed. . A,ftr Tio t learned to balance he ran lt back of the machine and pedal with hia teet. lie nolds the boat hr position1 with one hand while j?iildmg It witU tne otner. An aluminum screw pro pels the machine through the: water. jvery revolution or tne pedal sends thel . swimmer ahead about ten feet. HARTFORD TEAM, OUT. Word to That Effect Sent to Secretary , O'Rourke To-Day. ' Hartford, April 2.-The Hartford bns- ball association to-day by a vote of the out of the Connecticut baseball leae-nn and a letter to that effect was mail erf by President Soby to , Secretary O'Rourke. C. J. Danaher and A .T. Bristol of Merideoi . st cthvIsT fnmmit: tee appointed by the leaeue tor oonfer" with the Hartford directors, were hero last night -and held a conference. Three of the largest stockholders In the team stated that they were ready to furnish funds, provided -a capable manager" could te securea, but efforts to get a' man were unsuccessful and further at tempts to organize? a team were aban doned. Mr Danaher said to-da.v that; Thomas L. Reilly of Meriden was anx ious to get the franchise. SMALLPOX ON BOARD. steamer L'Aqultaine which arrived last night from Havre was detained at quarantine to-day with a case of small pox among the crew The patient, a fireman, will be sent to North Brother island, a portion of the crew will b removed to Hoffman island for obser vation and the steamer disinfected aniS released. MAN IN THE WATER. dw Yo-rlr. Anrll 5 T - . . t - - vvlC IX. JU".rJ.l U the JVhite Star diner Oceanic at Quar antine this morning saw the nude body of a man drifting in the Narrows outi to sea. Aiie lert leg was gone at the knee and the left'arm missing. OST Between N. E. Watch factory and Bank - street, sum of money, please return to Thomas Walsh at Watch factory. it A I 0SIrA siIk waist on S(Mh Main street, L, Please return to this office. It